Takashi Takahara

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The factors affecting outcome were analyzed in 1,064 patients, 621 males and 443 females aged 10 to 104 years (mean 46 +/- 23 years), with mild head injury (Glasgow Coma Scale [GCS] score > or =14) but no neurological signs presenting within 6 hours after injury. Intracranial lesion was found in 4.7% (50/1,064), and 0.66% (7/1,064) required surgical(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The detection of microbleeds differs strongly between studies, due to differences in scan protocol. This study aims to compare the visualization of microbleeds with 3D T2*-weighted imaging at 1.5T with 3D dual-echo T2*-weighted imaging at 7T. MATERIALS AND METHODS Thirty-four patients (29 male; mean age, 58 ± 12 years) with(More)
Cancer is a major public health problem in the Western world. Imaging is of crucial importance in oncology, because it may reduce cancer-related morbidity and mortality. To improve tumour evaluation, there is a need for functional imaging modalities that go beyond gross assessment of anatomical abnormalities and allow visualization and quantification of(More)
Endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are becoming popular methods for examining tumorous lesions along the upper gastrointestinal tract. Though duplication cysts are uncommon. EUS findings from gastric duplication cysts have accumulated and proven very useful for preoperative diagnosis. There have been few reports, however,(More)
OBJECTIVE We report the technique of three-dimensional computed tomographic (CT) angiography with a two-dimensional CT image aiding in the early operation of ruptured middle cerebral artery aneurysms. This combined image allows the prediction of the rupture point in the aneurysm and may reduce the risk of rupture during early clipping surgery. METHODS The(More)
Intra-arterial infusion (IA) of fasudil hydrochloride for cerebral vasospasm is performed in many institutions and is associated with few side effects. Nonetheless, as optimum dose and duration of action remain unknown, the present study aimed to clarify these variables. We performed intra-arterial injection of fasudil hydrochloride for eight patients with(More)
We describe herein the case of a 52-year-old man found to have a solitary pulmonary lymphangioma. Computed tomography (CT) scan demonstrated a nodule with homogeneous density and a well-defined border in the lower lobe of the right lung. T2-Weighted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed a nodule with homogeneously high signal intensity. The tumor was(More)
Chronic infectious diseases may increase the risk of stroke. We investigated whether periodontal disease was a risk factor for cerebral ischemia. A case-control study with 444 stroke patients, 194 hemorrhagic patients and 250 ischemic patients, and 164 hospital controls with nonvascular and noninflammatory neurological diseases, was performed. All subjects(More)
A 65-year-old man developed severe lumbago and a loss of appetite two months before presentation. A computerized tomograph at admission revealed soft tissue masses destroying the Th12, L4 and L5 vertebral bones. We diagnosed the lesions to be metastatic bone tumors, but the primary focus could not be determined. Just after the irradiation treatment,(More)