Yuji Takamine

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Femoral distraction was done in rats to determine whether the injection of osteoblastlike cells with collagen gel into the distracted callus was useful for new bone formation. The cells were obtained from the femoral marrow of Sprague-Dawley rats and cultured for approximately 3 weeks. These rats were divided into four groups. The rats in Group A received(More)
· Background: Retinal sensitivity over drusen was examined using a scanning laser ophthalmoscope to confirm a previous report of no change in sensitivity over drusen. · Methods: Microperimetry was performed using a scanning laser ophthalmoscope in 23 eyes of 19 subjects. Subject age ranged from 42 to 86 years (mean 68.5 years). Fifty-four drusen bigger than(More)
We studied radiographs of 125 children (105 boys, 20 girls) with unilateral Legg-Calvé-Perthes' disease to examine the epiphyseal development of the femoral head in the contralateral (unaffected) hip. The epiphyseal height (EH) and width (EW) of the unaffected hip were measured on the initial anteroposterior pelvic radiograph. In 109 of the patients (87.2%)(More)
Lack of full extension of the elbow is a common abnormality in patients with achondroplasia. We studied 23 patients (41 elbows) clinically and radiologically. Extension of the elbow was assessed clinically and the angle of posterior bowing of the distal humerus was measured from lateral radiographs. There was limited extension of the elbow in 28 (68.3%) and(More)
Diabetic maculopathy is classified into 3 types, namely, macular edema, ischemic maculopathy, and pigment epitheliopathy. Blood-retinal barrier disturbance and the influence of the posterior vitreous membrane have been reported as the cause of diabetic maculopathy. However, its association with the choroidal circulation feeding the outer layer of the retina(More)
The knee was assessed by normal plain radiographs in 20 achondroplasia patients (40 lower extremities), whose age ranged from 10.5 to 23 years. Five patients (seven knees) had permanent patellar dislocation. There was a significant difference between the achondroplasia group and control group (50 knees without skeletal dysplasia) for femoral sulcus angle(More)
Occipital projections of the cranium have been reported in a number of skeletal dysplasias and syndromes. We observed two cases of atelosteogenesis type I with a bony occipital projection. This finding has neither been noted nor reported in any form of atelosteogenesis. This led us to search the International Skeletal Dysplasia Registry for occipital(More)
BACKGROUND Nonpenetrating trabeculectomy was used in a patient with glaucoma complicated by diffuse choroidal hemangioma. CASE A 12-year-old boy suffered from glaucoma with choroidal hemangioma in the left eye. Intraocular pressure was 28 mm Hg and visual acuity was 0.04. Nonpenetrating trabeculectomy was then performed. OBSERVATIONS Postoperative(More)
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