Atsuko Matsuo

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PURPOSE By means of the intraoperative electrophysiologic observation, we reevaluated the "transfer" theory that a transcallosal volley invoked by a cortical spike discharge in one hemisphere directly causes its contralateral counterpart via the corpus callosum (CC). METHODS Twenty-six patients who underwent corpus callosotomy were the subjects of this(More)
OBJECTIVE Corpus callosotomy tends to decrease seizure frequency and severity rather than transforming the seizure pattern from a generalized form into a lateralized or a partial one. The finding implies that bisection of the corpus callosum (CC) disrupts the epileptogenicity itself. In order to gain further insight into the possible role played by the CC(More)
Recent advances in diagnostic and therapeutic techniques may have changed incidence and etiologies of West syndrome (WS). We performed a retrospective epidemiological study of WS that occurred in 47 children in Nagasaki Prefecture during a recent 10-year period from 1989 to 1998. The incidence of WS was 3.1/10,000 live births. Thirty-nine patients (83%) had(More)
Between April 1987 and March 1996, 32 deformed hands of 31 patients with cerebral palsy were treated with combined release of the flexor digitorum profundus, flexor digitorum superficialis, and intrinsic muscles. Of these 31 patients, 26 patients (27 hands) were followed up after treatment. Improvements were evaluated by the modified classification of(More)
Annual mass examinations in an area where hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is very prevalent revealed that 12.1% of inhabitants born during 1946-50 were positive for hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg), compared with only 0.6% of those born during 1971-75. To find out why the HBV carrier rate has fallen, changes in the modes of HBV infection were examined.(More)
To determine the occurrence, outcome, and prognostic factors of West syndrome (WS), we performed a retrospective epidemiological study of WS occurred in 47 children (26 boys and 21 girls) in Nagasaki prefecture during a recent 10-year period from 1989 to 1998. The incidence of WS was 3.1/10,000 live births. The mean age at onset of spasm is 6.3 months(More)
The purpose of this study was to clarify the effect of changing footwear conditions on postural response against postural perturbation. Twenty-three healthy subjects participated in this study. Postural response was induced by moving a platform forward, hereafter referred to as forward-perturbation of a platform. The center of pressure (COP) from the force(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate intracoronary thrombi in the culprit lesions in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) by angioscopy, and to compare them with clinical and angiographic features. We angioscopically observed the culprit coronary lesions in 66 patients with AMI (55 males and 11 females, 63.9+/-15.4 years old) just before(More)
We studied the effects of vigorous rowing training on left ventricular structure and function using M-mode, two-dimensional and Doppler echocardiography in 10 female college rowers. Echocardiographic measurements were performed before and after 20 weeks of rowing training. Diastolic function was also estimated by measuring the isovolumetric relaxation time(More)
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