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Fourteen patients with HTLV-1-associated myelopathy were treated with high-dose intravenous gammaglobulin (IVGG). Ten received 10 g/day of IVGG and 4 received 400 mg/kg of body-weight/day of IVGG for 5 consecutive days. Improvement of spastic paraparesis was observed in 10 within 7 days of the commencement of IVGG. The therapeutic effects were sustained for(More)
Multimodality evoked potentials (EPs) consisting of somatosensory EPs (SEPs), visual EPs (VEPs) and brainstem auditory EPs (BAEPs) were studied in 16 cases with HTLV-I associated myelopathy (HAM). Median nerve SEPs were normal in all cases. In posterior tibial nerve SEPs, the potential recorded at the 12th thoracic spinal process was normal in every case,(More)
To elucidate the clinical features of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and post-MI silent myocardial ischemia (SMI) in the elderly, and efficacy of therapy in an era of coronary intervention, a total of 10,607 patients with AMI who were enrolled in a multicenter survey between 1982 and 1992 were examined. The elderly had a higher ratio of females,(More)
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