Yasusih Sugawara

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OBJECTIVES Knee osteoarthritis (OA) pain is suggested to be associated with inflammation and detrimental mechanical loading across the joint. In this cross-sectional study, we simultaneously examined the inflammation and alignment of the lower limb and examined how the pain components varied depending on the disease progression. DESIGN One-hundred sixty(More)
INTRODUCTION Although deep inferior epigastric perforator (DIEP) flap is associated with decreased abdominal morbidity, motor nerve damage during flap elevation cannot be ignored. We compared abdominal morbidity after elevation of DIEP flap with lateral row perforators (L-DIEP) and medial row perforators (M-DIEP) to determine the perforators associated with(More)
White matter low attenuation (WMLA) on computed tomography (CT) and the central conduction time (CCT) measured by median nerve-somatosensory evoked potentials were examined in 12 multi-infarct dementia (MID) patients, 10 patients with multiple infarcts (MI) without dementia and 11 age-matched controls. Patients with deep vascular lesions without cortical(More)
Median and tibial somatosensory evoked potentials (SEPs) were performed on 38 patients with localized intracerebral hemorrhage, 23 with thalamic hemorrhage and 15 with putaminal hemorrhage. Of 65 arms and 62 legs examined, cerebral evoked responses of 60 arms and 50 legs were diagnosed as abnormal. The abnormal findings in scalp-recorded SEPs consisted of a(More)
We report a case of tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF) secondary to chemotherapy for primary thyroid lymphoma. A 65-year-old man with a short history of a rapidly enlarging neck mass was diagnosed as having thyroid lymphoma of diffuse, large B-cell type. The TEF occurred during the first course of chemotherapy including cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin,(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM The reduced incidence of donor site morbidity after deep inferior epigastric perforator (DIEP) flap is because the rectus muscle and its fascia are preserved. However, no study has proved that trunk flexion recovers not by the compensatory effect of the contralateral rectus muscle but by reinnervation of the ipsilateral rectus muscle. We(More)
BACKGROUND The deep inferior epigastric perforator (DIEP) flap, which is a modification of the muscle-sparing free transverse rectus abdominis musculocutaneous (msTRAM) flap, is being more frequently used in an effort to reduce postoperative abdominal morbidity. However, there is no consensus as to which of these flaps is superior. We aimed to compare(More)
BACKGROUND In breast reconstruction, symmetry is a vital issue. However, when the original breast is unusually shaped or the patient desires augmentation at the time of reconstruction, obtaining symmetrical breasts becomes difficult. OBJECTIVES The authors performed shaping of unaffected breasts by Brava-assisted autologous fat grafting to enhance breast(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the correlation between the oculocardiac reflex (OCR) and blepharoptosis surgery for safe eyelid surgery. Fifty-four consecutive patients with bilateral aponeurotic blepharoptosis were enrolled in this study. Changes in electrocardiography (ECG) monitoring were recorded during surgery. Preoperative pressing on(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the usefulness for lumbar disc herniation of enhanced imaging with a nonionic contrast gadolinium complex (Gadoteridol). Among 130 discs in 26 patients, 27 herniated discs were shown on MR sagittal imaging. They were classified into 4 types according to the enhancement pattern of the disc on MR sagittal imaging (Type(More)
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