Tomohisa Nakamura

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The purpose of this study was to compare anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) regeneration between animal groups subjected to intra-articular injection of fresh whole bone marrow cells (BMCs), cultured mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), or saline. Partially transected ACLs in Fischer 344/Nslc rats were prepared, followed by injection of BMCs, MSCs, or saline into(More)
In this paper, we present a method of motion planning of multiple robot fingertips for graspless (or nonprehensile) manipulation. The method can automatically generate various graspless operations, including pushing and tumbling. By considering whether each robot finger should be position- or force-controlled, we can obtain robust manipulation plans against(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the results of one- and two-stage revision total hip arthroplasties (THAs) and to determine a rational surgical treatment strategy for periprosthetic hip infections. We constructed a 12-point preoperative scoring system to suggest either one- or two-stage revision THAs, based on a retrospective analysis of 55 operative(More)
The aims of this retrospective study were to firstly introduce three practical bulk bone graft techniques based on acetabular morphology for dysplasia and secondly evaluate the long-term durability of acetabular reconstruction using those techniques combined with cemented total hip arthroplasty (THA). The study comprised 101 consecutive THAs with a minimum(More)
Total hip arthroplasty (THA) is a challenging surgical procedure that can be used to treat severely dislocated hips. There are few reports regarding cemented THAs involving subtrochanteric shortening osteotomy (SSO), even though cemented THAs provide great advantages because the femur is generally hypoplastic with a narrow, deformed canal. We evaluated the(More)
Gracile neuroaxonal dystrophy (NAD) is an distinctive morphological alteration of central projecting axon terminals of dorsal root ganglion neurons. Experimentally, lower limb amputation has been shown to accelerate the formation of gracile NAD, suggesting that the transganglionic response to peripheral axotomy may play a role in its development. To(More)
Betel quid chewing is implicated in the high prevalence of oral cancer in Southeast Asian countries. One of the major components of betel quid is arecoline. In the present study, in order to characterize the association between chronic arecoline stimulation and carcinogenesis the expression level of matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-2, MMP-9, tissue inhibitor(More)
Vacuum ultraviolet single-photon ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (VUV-SPI-TOFMS) has been applied for the detection of chlorobenzene, o-dichlorobenzene, and o-chlorophenol as surrogates for polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxine/furans (PCDD/F). The photoionization mass spectra of these compounds appear to be fragmentation free in the ionization(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to identify the long-term durability of the Kerboull-type reinforcement device (KT plate) in acetabular reconstruction for massive bone defects, assessing the remodeling of structural bone grafts. METHODS This study retrospectively evaluated 106 hips that underwent acetabular reconstruction using a KT plate between(More)
BACKGROUND Although antibiotic-loaded acrylic cement (ALAC) is used to prevent and treat periprosthetic hip infection, it is unknown how much antibiotic is deposited in the body in vivo, how high the serum concentration rises, or how long its effects last. The aim of this study was firstly to determine the amount of vancomycin (VCM) deposited as ALAC in the(More)