Yusuke Yokota

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OBJECTIVE To systematically evaluate the usefulness of assessing the cervical nerve roots by MRI for the diagnosis of chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP). DESIGN Single-institution, retrospective case-control study. SETTING A regional referral hospital. PARTICIPANTS We retrospectively enrolled 15 consecutive patients with(More)
Because the discoordination between swallowing and respiration may cause severe respiratory disorders such as aspiration pneumonia, understanding the neuronal mechanisms underlying such coordination is important. Recently, it was reported that medullary noradrenergic neurons are involved in evoking esophageal-gastric relaxation reflex, leading to a(More)
The trigeminal motor system participates in the control of respiration as well as suckling and mastication. However, the central mechanism underlying respiratory activity in trigeminal motoneurons is not well-understood. In this study, we aimed to elucidate brainstem circuitry for rhythm generation and signal transmission of trigeminal respiratory activity(More)
Afferent chorda tympani (CT) fibers innervating taste and somatosensory receptors in fungiform papillae have neuron cell bodies in the geniculate ganglion (GG). The GG/CT fibers branch in the tongue to innervate taste buds in several fungiform papillae. To investigate receptive field characteristics of GG/CT neurons, we recorded extracellular responses from(More)
The finding that the vomer plays a crucial role in maxillary growth suggests that the bilateral cleft configuration of unilateral cleft lip and palate (UCLP), in which the vomer is detached from the non-cleft-side secondary hard palate, negatively influences palatal development, and this hypothesis was tested. Sixty persons with complete UCLP, including(More)
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