Tamio Nakamura

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The precentral extension of area 3 as well as the transition between the frontal operculum and insula (area G) comprises the primary gustatory cortex in the subhuman primate, receiving projections from the thalamic taste relay. However, in contrast to the extensive studies that have been carried out on the latter area, only a few taste units in the former(More)
To elucidate morphologic events, 74 intervertebral discs removed by Dwyer instrumentation from 15 scoliotic patients and 10 intervertebral discs by anterior spinal wedge osteotomy from 10 patients were examined, along with 33 intervertebral discs from autopsy cases. Paraffin sections were stained with PAS, toluidine blue and alcian blue in addition to(More)
The correlation between different gustatory areas in the frontal operculum, orbitofrontal area, and insula and the representation of different aspects of cues during a salt-water discrimination delayed GO/NOGO task was studied in a Japanese monkey. Four groups were identified among 169 neurons responding to cues before/after task reversal. Group I (n=78)(More)
Since 1976, the author has experienced 77 cases that have been diagnosed as the tethered spinal cord syndrome. These cases could be divided into two groups by the relative level of conus medullaris to that of L3 body, i.e. 34 cases in which the conus medullaris is tethered below the superior border of L3 body were classified into low placed conus medullaris(More)
These days, hip fractures are becoming serious health problem in elderly people. We have, therefore, conducted an epidemiological study in Tottori prefecture, Japan on the following elements related to the hip fracture of patients: the incidence, cause, environment, state of individual health, outcome and risk factors. We obtained data from hospital records(More)
The possibility of repairing the defect of the pars interarticularis (pars defect) with Bone Morphogenetic Protein (BMP) and fibrin glue was studied. The pars defect established in the 5th lumbar vertebra of Wistar rat was treated with surgical implantation of a composite consisting of BMP, fibrin glue and autologous cancellous bone. At 3, 6, 9 and 12 weeks(More)
We treated mice with 89Sr induced osteosarcoma with HD MTX (high-dose methotrexate) and CF (rescue by citrovorum factor), and observed the results of MTX administration. MTX and CF constantly injected through their tail veins at intervals of 6, 24 hours, respectively. The amont of MTX administered ranged from 60 mg/kg to 2,000 mg/kg, while CF administered(More)
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