Eriko Matsuda

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The present study was performed to examine an overall effect of endogenous serotonin (5-HT) on the spontaneous firing activity of the dorsal hippocampus CA1 pyramidal neurons in quiet awake rats. A selective 5-HT(1A) antagonist N-[2-[4-(2-methoxyphenyl)-1-piperazinyl]ethyl]-N-(2-pyridinyl)cyclohe xanecarboxamide (WAY-100635: 0.03-0.2 mg/kg, s.c.)(More)
OBJECTIVES We previously developed a new method for estimating objective visual acuity by means of pattern visual evoked potentials (PVEP). In this study, this method was applied to the diagnosis of malingering. MATERIALS AND METHODS Six patients ranging in age from 40 to 54 years (mean 47 years) with suspected malingering were evaluated by means of the(More)
We investigated the appropriateness of a method for the assessment of visual acuity using pattern visual evoked potentials (PVEP) in which retinal X-ganglion cells are predominantly stimulated. Eighteen normal eyes (average 22.2 years old) with normal acuity of 1.0 were examined. The stimulus consisted of white and black checkerboards (39', 26', 15' and 9')(More)
We sought to elucidate the correlation between shear wave velocity (SWV) and fibrosis in thyroid by precisely assessing pathological structures inside 5 × 5 mm(2) regions of interest (ROIs) of resected specimens, under conditions that excluded physical artifacts. The materials were unselected thyroid and lymph node specimens resected during thyroid surgery.(More)
The aims of this study were to evaluate the utility of shear wave elastography (SWE) using acoustic radiation force impulse (ARFI) for diagnosing chronic autoimmune thyroiditis (CAT) and to verify the effect of fibrotic thyroid tissue on shear wave velocity (SWV). The subjects were 229 patients with 253 normal thyroid lobes (controls) and 150 CAT lobes. The(More)
BACKGROUND Rett syndrome is characterized by psychomotor regression during early childhood, autistic-like behaviors, and aberrant breathing patterns. Dysfunction of the serotonergic system has been postulated to play a role in the pathophysiology of these symptoms. PATIENT DESCRIPTION We present an 11-year-old girl with Rett syndrome who exhibited marked(More)
BACKGROUND In recent years, neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) is often performed for patients with unresectable breast carcinoma or without indication of breast conserving therapy. However, it is currently difficult to predict response to NAC with diagnostic imaging of breast carcinoma. In this study, we investigated imaging findings that could serve as a(More)
We investigated to measure the objective visual acuity using pattern visual evoked potentials (PVEP) to help the diagnosis with psychogenic visual loss (PVL) who ranged in age from 7 to 14 years old. Pattern stimuli consisted of black and white checkerboard patterns (39, 26, 15 and 9') with a visual angle of 8 degrees and a contrast level of 15%. The(More)
The spatio-temporal nature of presaccadic spike potentials (SP) associated with the visually evoked saccade and with the fast phase of optokinetic nystagmus was investigated by means of moving electroencephalographic topography. In both cases, SPs were recognized about 15-25 msec before the quick eye movements (peak time 3-7 msec). The amplitude of SPs was(More)