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OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to evaluate the validity and reliability of the Japanese version of the painDETECT questionnaire (PDQ-J). MATERIALS AND METHODS The translation of the original PDQ into Japanese was achieved according to the published guidelines. Subsequently, a multicenter observational study was performed to evaluate the validity and(More)
BACKGROUND Although a few studies on perioperative stroke following spinal surgery have been reported, differences in the incidence of perioperative stroke among various surgical procedures have not been determined. The purpose of this retrospective analysis was to investigate the incidence of perioperative stroke during hospitalization in patients(More)
OBJECTIVE Although minimally invasive spinal surgery has recently gained popularity, few nationwide studies have compared the adverse events that occur during endoscopic versus open spinal surgery. The purpose of this study was to compare perioperative complications associated with microendoscopic discectomy (MED) and open discectomy for patients with(More)
Dumbbell-shaped tumors consisting of 2 different tumors are extremely rare. Herein, the authors present a case of concurrent spinal schwannoma and meningioma mimicking a single cervical dumbbell-shaped tumor. A 64-year-old man presented with a 5-year history of gradually exacerbating left occipital pain without clinical evidence of neurofibromatosis.(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aimed to evaluate the validity and reliability of the Japanese version of the Neuropathic Pain Symptom Inventory (NPSI-J). DESIGN Cross-sectional study design. SUBJECTS AND METHODS The original Neuropathic Pain Symptom Inventory (NPSI) was translated into Japanese according to published guidelines. Subsequently, an observational(More)
We report a case of spondylodiscitis concurrent with infectious aortic aneurysm caused by Candida tropicalis in a 79-year-old immunocompromised man. The patient underwent percutaneous drainage of the abscess and endoluminal exclusion of the aneurysm using a bifurcated stent graft. Micafungin was administered intravenously for 8 weeks, followed by a(More)
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