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STUDY DESIGN Retrospective and radiological analysis of spinopelvic sagittal alignment in Chinese patients with thoracic and thoracolumbar kyphosis. OBJECTIVE To determine the impact of thoracic and thoracolumbar kyphosis on pelvic sagittal morphology and the mechanisms of adjusting trunk sagittal balance. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Previous studies(More)
Recently, aging societies have been showing an increasingly strong relationship between Alzheimer's disease (AD) and chronic cerebral hypoperfusion (HP). In the present study, we created a new mouse model for AD with HP, and investigated its clinical and pathological characteristics. Alzheimer's disease transgenic mice (APP23) were subjected to bilateral(More)
BACKGROUND For young patients, the surgical method for lumbar disc herniation remains controversial. The aim of this study was to prospectively determine the short-term clinical outcome after surgery for young patients with lumbar disc herniation. METHODS In this prospective comparative study between April 2010 and August 2011, a total of 80 patients(More)
A rapidly progressing aging society has raised attention to white matter lesions in Alzheimer's disease. In the present study, we applied an AD plus cerebral hypoperfusion (HP) mouse model and investigated the alternation of key protein molecules in the nodal, paranodal, and intermodal sites in the white matter as well as the efficacy of galantamine.(More)
STUDY DESIGN A prospective imaging study. PURPOSE To characterize the distribution of the global sagittal postural patterns in asymptomatic Chinese adults using Roussouly classification. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE The norms of sagittal parameters in asymptomatic Chinese population have been previously described, but no report described their global sagittal(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to analyze the association between the variations of coenzyme Q2 4-hydroxybenzoate polyprenyltransferase gene (COQ2) and Japanese patients with multiple system atrophy (MSA). METHODS We investigated the genetic variations in exons 1, 2, 6, and 7 of the COQ2 gene in 133 Japanese patients with MSA and 200 controls and(More)
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