Volume 63, Number 1,2
CONTENTS
February 2016

Reviews

Clinical Significance of High-intensity Zone for Discogenic Low Back Pain : A Review 1
Subash C. Jha, Kosaku Higashino, Toshinori Sakai, Yoichiro Takata, Mitsunobu Abe, Kazuta Yamashita,
Masatoshi Morimoto, Shoji Fukuta, Akihiro Nagamachi, Koichi Sairyo
Optimizing baseplate position in reverse total shoulder arthroplasty in small-sized Japanese females : technical notes
and literature review
8
Subash C. Jha, Shoji Fukuta, Keizo Wada, Kosaku Higasino, Rui Amari-Kita, Takahiko Tsutsui, Tomohiro Goto,
Daisuke Hamada, Naoto Suzue, Tetsuya Matsuura, Toshihiko Nishisho, Mitsunobu Abe, Yoichiro Takata,
Toshinori Sakai, Akihiro Nagamachi, Koichi Sairyo
Factors complicating the diabetes management of visitors to Japan : advices from a Japanese National Center for overseas
medical staff
15
Miyako Kishimoto, Mitsuhiko Noda
Recent great impact by an Isotope Separator On-Line (ISOL) in nuclear and radiochemistry 19
Minoru Sakama
The intestinal microbiota and its role in human health and disease 27
Keiko Kataoka

Originals


Changes in foot function, disease activity, and disability after forefoot resection arthroplasty in patients with rheumatoid arthritis 38
Fusakazu Sawachika, Hirokazu Uemura, Sakurako Katsuura-Kamano, Miwa Yamaguchi, Tirani Bahari,
Keisuke Miki, Satoshi Todo, Masayuki Inoo, Ikuko Onishi, Noriyuki Kurata, Kokichi Arisawa
Visualization of Lumbar Artery Variations by Contrast-Enhanced Multi-detector Row Computed Tomography 45
Seiji Iwamoto, Shoichiro Takao, Masafumi Harada
Which muscle shows fasciculations by ultrasound in patients with ALS? 49
Naoko Takamatsu, Hiroyuki Nodera, Atsuko Mori, Keiko Maruyama-Saladini, Yusuke Osaki, Yoshimitsu Shimatani,
Masaya Oda, Yuishin Izumi, Ryuji Kaji
Sonographic evaluation of cervical nerve roots in ALS and its clinical subtypesy 54
Atsuko Mori, Hiroyuki Nodera, Naoko Takamatsu, Keiko Maruyama-Saladini, Yusuke Osaki, Yoshimitsu Shimatani,
Masaya Oda, Yuishin Izumi, Ryuji Kaji
Effects of gender and body weight on fibroblast growth factor 23 responsiveness to estimated dietary phosphorus 58
Hiroyuki Ohta, Masae Sakuma, Akitsu Suzuki, Yuuka Morimoto, Makoto Ishikawa, Minako Umeda, Hidekazu Arai
Combined treatment of UVA irradiation and antibiotics induces greater bactericidal effects on Vibrio parahaemolyticus 63
Yanfei Hou, Mutsumi Nakahashi, Kazuaki Mawatari, Takaaki Shimohata, Takashi Uebanso, Yumi Harada,
Akari Tsunedomi, Takahiro Emoto, Masatake Akutagawa, Yohsuke Kinouchi, Akira Takahashi
Short-Term Outcomes of Laparoscopic Distal Gastrectomy for Advanced Gastric Cancer 68
Masakazu Goto, Hiroshi Okitsu, Yasuhiro Yuasa, Shunsuke Kuramoto, Atsushi Tomibayashi, Daisuke Matsumoto,
Yuri Masuda, Hiroshi Edagawa, Ryotaro Tani, Osamu Mori, Yuta Matsuo
Prevalence of asthma and wheezes among snow crab workers in western Japan : a cross-sectional study 74
Masanari Watanabe, Jun Kurai, Hiroyuki Sano, Hiroya Kitano, Eiji Shimizu
Isoflurane-induced postconditioning via mitochondrial calcium-activated potassium channels 80
Michiko Kinoshita, Yasuo M. Tsutsumi, Kohei Fukuta, Asuka Kasai, Katsuya Tanaka
The effect of dynamic stretching on hamstrings flexibility with respect to the spinopelvic rhythm 85
Kiyotaka Hasebe, Yu Okubo, Koji Kaneoka, Kohei Takada, Daisuke Suzuki, Koichi Sairyo
Limited lymph node dissection in elderly patients with gastric cancer 91
Kozo Yoshikawa, Mitsuo Shimada, Jun Higashijima, Toshihiro Nakao, Masaaki Nishi, Hideya Kashihara, Chie Takasu
Development of a Breastfeeding Support Scale for Couples 96
Chiaki Moriwaki, Mari Haku
Cervical root sonography to differentiate multifocal motor neuropathy from ALS 104
Hiroyuki Nodera, Yuishin Izumi, Naoko Takamatsu, Ryuji Kaji
Prevalence of allergic rhinitis based on the SACRA questionnaire among Japanese nursing professionals with asthma 108
Masanari Watanabe, Jun Kurai, Hiroyuki Sano, Saeko Torai, Hirokazu Yanase, Tomoaki Funakoshi,
Atsuko Fukada, Sachiko Hayakawa, Hiroya Kitano, Eiji Shimizu
Quantification of neuropathological findings by image data for the diagnosis of dementia in forensic autopsy cases 114
Mio Takayama, Masayuki Kashiwagi, Aya Matsusue, Brian Waters, Kenji Hara, Natsuki Ikematsu, Shin-ichi Kubo

Case reports


Stress fracture of the thoracic spine in an elite rhythmic gymnast : A case report 119
Subash C Jha, Toshinori Sakai, Mika Hangai, Akiko Toyota, Shoji Fukuta, Akihiro Nagamachi, Koichi Sairyo
Complete Fracture-Dislocation of the Thoracolumbar Spine with No Critical Neurological Deficit : A Case Report 122
Kosuke Sugiura, Toshinori Sakai, Keisuke Adachi, Kazumasa Inoue, Satoshi Endo, Yasuaki Tamaki,
Koichi Sairyo, Akihiro Nagamachi
Accumulation and washout of 99mTc-sestamibi in osteoarthritic subchondral bone may indicate increased osteoclastic
activity accompanying microfractures : a case study
127
Ryo Tanaka, Masato Ebine
Arthroscopic excision of unstable os acromiale associated with impingement syndrome : a case report 131
Shinji Kawaguchi, Shoji Fukuta, Takahiko Tsutsui, Tetsuya Matsuura, Naoto Suzue,Daisuke Hamada, Tomohiro Goto,
Ryo Miyagi, Keizo Wada, Kenichiro Kita, Shunsuke Tamaki, Toshihiko Matsumura, Akihiro Nagamachi, Koichi Sairyo
Revision percutaneous endoscopic lumbar discectomy under the local anesthesia for the recurrent lumbar herniated nucleus
pulposus in a high class athlete : A case Reportt
135
Kazuta Yamashita, Kosaku Higashino, Toshinori Sakai, Yoichiro Takata, Mitsunobu Abe, Masatoshi Morimoto,
Akihiro Nagamachi, Koichi Sairyo


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