Akihiko Saitoh

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A 45 year-old-female was admitted to Kanagawa Rehabilitation Center because of marked spastic paraplegia. There was no family history of neurological diseases. She had been drinking a great excess of alcohol since twenty years of age. Though she noticed the unsteadiness of gait several years prior to the admission, she had not been examined. On admission(More)
Muscle fibre composition was compared among the proximal (25%), middle (50%) and distal (75%) regions of muscle to investigate whether denervation induces region-specific changes of fibre types in the soleus and plantaris muscles of rats. Decreases in mass were observed in both muscles after denervation. In the soleus muscle, denervation increased the(More)
This report is to investigate neuropathological changes of the thalamus observed in progressive supranuclear palsy. Six autopsy cases were examined. They were 5 males and a female, whose age was between 57 and 72 years old. They developed dementia in various degrees and three of the cases showed periodic stuporous state and akinetic mutism in the last(More)
A 1-year-old infant with left hemicoronal synostosis was treated by distraction osteogenesis of the craniofacial skeleton using an internal distraction device. Surgery was performed through a coronal incision. The frontal bone and upper half of both orbits were first osteotomized en bloc after minimal epidural dissection of the supraorbital area and no(More)
Mitochondrial toxicity induced by nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs) has been reported to be responsible for various adverse effects. The relative impact of NRTIs on the mitochondria of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) type 1 (HIV-1)-infected children receiving highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) is unknown. Mitochondrial DNA(More)
I ntracranial complications of sinusitis, including meningitis, are uncommon in childhood. Among pediatric patients admitted for treatment of sinusitis, 3.2% were found to have an intracranial complication. 1 Conversely, among pediatric patients with intracranial infections, only 2.4% had infections secondary to sinusitis. 2 Infection of the sphenoid(More)
To speed collection of blood for autologous transfusion during elective surgery, patients may be given recombinant human erythropoietin (r-HuEPO). In a controlled trial, we evaluated the effects of r-HuEPO on perioperative red-blood-cell and serum erythropoietin (s-EPO) production in patients donating blood before elective orthopaedic surgery. Patients were(More)
Human parechovirus type 3 (HPeV3) is an emerging pathogen that causes sepsis and meningoencephalitis in young infants. To test the hypothesis that maternal antibodies can protect this population, we measured neutralizing antibody titers (NATs) to HPeV3 and other genotypes (HPeV1 and HPeV6) in 175 cord blood samples in Japan. The seropositivity rate (≥1:32)(More)
A case of carotid rete mirabile (CRM) with pseudoxanthoma elasticum (PXE) was reported. A 55-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital with complain of left motor weakness. Plain CT scan showed a lacuna in the right internal capsule. Right retrograde brachial angiography and left carotid angiography demonstrated that internal carotid arteries were(More)