Akiko Sekine

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A 21-year-old man developed idiopathic trigeminal neuralgia, and was admitted to our hospital. Although neuralgia was promptly resolved after oral carbamazepine (CBZ) administration, he developed arterial hypertension (from 110/60 mmHg to 170/126 mmHg) followed by consciousness disturbance several days after the initiation of carbamazepine. MRI T2-weighted,(More)
BACKGROUND Optic neuritis (ON) is unilateral painful optic nerve inflammation in a young healthy female diagnosed by excluding glaucoma. ON onset during pregnancy is rare, with only 2 cases reported to date. CASE DESCRIPTION A 35-year-old previously healthy parous woman who was pregnant with her second child suffered rapidly progressive visual acuity(More)
A 67-year-old woman was admitted for headache. The initial MRI showed a gadolinium-enhanced lesion in the prepontine area. Initial and repeated CSF examinations were negative for the fungal infection. Since the enhanced lesion expanded in the cisterns, and showed tumor-like appearance, brain biopsy was performed at 3 months from her first admission.(More)
The title salt, K(+)·C(8)H(8)NO(5) (-) [systematic name: potassium (2R,5R,Z)-3-(2-hy-droxy-ethyl-idene)-7-oxo-4-oxa-1-aza-bicyclo-[3.2.0]heptane-2-carb-oxyl-ate], a widely used β-lactam anti-biotic, is usually chemically unstable even in the solid state owing to its tendency to be hydrolysed. In the crystal structure, the potassium cations are arranged(More)
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