Taku Ogura

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The objective of this study was to confirm electrophysiologically both the presence and course of uraemic neuropathy in haemodialysis patients. Nerve conduction studies of the lower extremities were done in 70 haemodialysis patients and 20 normal volunteers. Compared with that in normal volunteers, the distal motor latency in the tibial nerve of patients(More)
In the Xenopus oocyte heterologous expression system, the electrophysiological characteristics of rabbit ClC-2 current and its contribution to volume regulation were examined. Expressed currents on oocytes were recorded with a two-electrode voltage-clamp technique. Oocyte volume was assessed by taking pictures of oocytes with a magnification of x 40. Rabbit(More)
OBJECTIVE To relate clinical severity of idiopathic carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) to current perception threshold (CPT). METHODS Subjects were 51 patients with CTS (involving 51 hands), and 50 healthy control subjects (50 hands). Involved hands were grouped into three clinical grades (mild, moderate, severe). Using a neurometer (Neurotron, Baltimore, MD),(More)
Transcutaneous electrical stimulation applied to the vertebral column produces compound muscle action potentials (CMAPs) from the leg muscles. Using this method, we evaluated the efferent pathways of the lumbosacral nerve roots. The subjects were 26 healthy volunteers and 31 patients with lumbar disc herniation (LDH). CMAP recordings were obtained from the(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare respiratory and electrical methods of evoking a sympathetic skin response (SSR). METHODS SSRs evoked by both electrical and respiratory stimulation were recorded from the palms of 47 healthy volunteers. Expiration and inspiration were used as separate stimuli. The correlation coefficients between the amplitude and latency of the SSR(More)
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship of abnormal short-latency somatosensory evoked potentials (SSEPs) recorded by a noncephalic reference montage with clinical variables in cervical myelopathy patients and to reexamine the diagnostic utility of SSEPs in such patients. We studied cervical SSEPs elicited by stimulating the median and(More)
Most vertebral haemangiomas are asymptomatic. A case of spinal reconstruction for symptomatic extraosseous thoracic haemangioma using a titanium cage is reported. Radiographs of the T11 vertebra demonstrated characteristic vertical striations. Magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography showed spinal cord compression by extraosseous tumour extension.(More)
PURPOSE To assess the effectiveness of sympathetic skin response in evaluating peripheral sympathetic nerve activity of patients with spinal cord injury, and to report on the basic properties of sympathetic skin response. METHODS Sympathetic skin response evoked by electrical stimulation was recorded from the palms and soles of healthy volunteers and(More)
Slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE) is a common disease of adolescent and the epiphysis is positioned more posteromedially in relation to the femoral neck shaft with varus SCFE; however, posterolateral displacement of the capital epiphysis, valgus SCFE, occurs less frequently. We report a case of valgus SCFE in a 17-year-old boy with hypopituitarism.(More)
OBJECTIVE Extreme lateral interbody fusion (XLIF) is a minimally disruptive surgical procedure that uses a lateral approach. There is, however, concern about the development of neurological complications when this approach is used, particularly at the L4-5 level. The authors performed a prospective study of the effects of a new neural monitoring system(More)