Eri Takeshita

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To evaluate the effect of corpus callosotomy (CC) on attention deficit and behavioral problems in pediatric patients with intractable epilepsy, we retrospectively investigated sequential patients who had undergone CC to control seizures. Between August 2005 and April 2010, a total of 15 patients aged between 3.1 and 17.9 years underwent CC at our institute.(More)
Angiotensin II type-2 receptor gene (AGTR2) mutations have been recently detected in patients with mental retardation. AGTR2 plays a role in central nervous system development and cognitive functions. We identified a novel missense mutation of c.572G>A (p.G191E) in a 6-year-old boy showing severe mental retardation, pervasive developmental disorder, and(More)
Females with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) and Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD) mutations rarely exhibit clinical symptoms from childhood, although potential mechanisms for symptoms associated with DMD and BMD in females have been reported. We report the case of a female DMD patient with a clinical course indistinguishable from that of a male DMD(More)
INTRODUCTION Corticosteroids are effective for improving motor function in patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), but there is no consensus on a regimen that balances efficacy and side effects. METHODS Data from three groups of DMD patients were retrospectively analyzed: those treated with 0.75mg/kg/day prednisolone every day (daily group,(More)
A 26-year-old woman with psychomotor developmental delay since late infancy showed rapid deterioration of her psychomotor abilities at the 11 years of age. She had gained the ability to verbally express herself and perform motor activities such as running and dancing in early childhood, but she lost the ability to verbally communicate and was unable to walk(More)
Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a progressive muscular disorder in which respiratory and heart failures are the main causes of death. Intensive intervention in respiratory and cardiac function has dramatically improved the prognosis; however, dysfunction in other multiple organs may emerge in the later stages of the disease. We report the case of four(More)
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) is a standard treatment for early gastric cancer (EGC) without lymph node metastasis. However, some patients undergo noncurative ESD. The aim of the present study was to assess the long-term clinical outcomes of noncurative ESD with or without additional surgery. PATIENTS AND METHODS We(More)
OBJECTIVE Neurological manifestations including psychomotor developmental delay and epilepsy in patients with Angelman syndrome caused by ubiquitin protein ligase E3A (UBE3A) mutations has been considered similar but is relatively milder than that in patients with deletion-type Angelman syndrome. This makes the diagnosis of the former subgroup often(More)
Joubert syndrome (JS) is a spectrum of genetic disorders characterised by cerebellar and brainstem malformation called "molar tooth sign", resulting in hypotonia, developmental delay, and intellectual disability. Here we describe a young female JS patient with "salt-and-pepper" fundus and inner segment-outer segment junction (IS/OS line) discontinuity, with(More)