Tatsuro Karita

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BACKGROUND We conducted a nationwide epidemiologic study regarding hip osteoarthritis (OA) in Japan, and a previous report found these patients to be unique in comparison to Caucasians. This report focused on the data regarding each hip joint, and the involvement of acetabular dysplasia with hip OA was analyzed. METHODS Seven hundred twenty OA hips were(More)
BACKGROUND We are planning a multicenter survey on coxarthrosis and acetabular dysplasia in Japan. To collect reliable data, we performed a preliminary study to elucidate the observer agreement on assessment items. METHODS We collected radiographs of hip joints in eight patients with various findings of coxarthrosis. Twelve registered orthopedic(More)
Aseptic loosening of artificial hip joints induced by wear particles from the polyethylene (PE) liner remains the ruinous problem limiting their longevity. We reported here that grafting with a polymer, poly(2-methacryloyloxyethyl phosphorylcholine (MPC)) (PMPC), on the PE liner surface dramatically decreased the wear production under a hip joint simulator(More)
The effect of immunotherapy using sizofiran (SPG) on the prognosis of patients with ovarian cancers was prospectively studied in a total of 68 patients, who were randomly assigned to either a cisplatin, adriamycin and cyclophosphamide (PAC) therapy group or a PAC plus SPG combination therapy group. The survival rate was significantly higher in patients with(More)
We studied the long-term results of bipolar endoprosthetic replacement in 12 patients (12 hips) 12 to 18 years after surgery. These patients had Ficat stage III nontraumatic osteonecrosis of the femoral head. The original Bateman universal proximal femoral endoprosthesis, which did not have a self-centering mechanism, was inserted without cement as a(More)
To control particle-induced osteolysis in total hip replacement (THR), we developed a new technique to graft poly(2-methacryloyloxyethyl phosphorylcholine) onto the surface of polyethylene liners. A prospective cohort study was conducted to investigate the clinical safety of this novel bearing surface. Between April 2007 and September 2008, we recruited a(More)
We studied the radiographic findings on 48 hips in 48 patients to determine the stability of a proximal circumferential porous-coated femoral prosthesis in cementless total hip replacement. The patients had coxarthrosis related to acetabular dysplasia. The follow-up interval in the study was 10 to 13 years. In 36 patients, migration of the femoral component(More)
BACKGROUND The Nottingham Adjustment Scale-Japanese version (hereinafter referred to as NAS-J) was developed to measure psychological adaptation to visually impairment. Several disease-specific modified versions have been developed in Japan. The purpose of this study was to develop and test the reliability, validity, and responsiveness of the NAS-J for hip(More)
The undulation pump total artificial heart (UPTAH) was developed by using small-size continuous-flow displacement-type blood pumps (undulation pump). To clarify and improve the problems accompanied by the implantation in the chest, 14 animal experiments were performed on goats weighing 41.3-79.2 kg. The UPTAH could be implanted in the chest of all goats and(More)