Hebert S Harayama

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An auditory discrimination paradigm was employed to elicit the P300 component of the event-related potentials from three patients with clinically diagnosed corticobasal degeneration (CBD). Presenile and senile dementia of Alzheimer type (DAT), vascular dementia (VD) and age-matched control subjects were also examined. All patients with CBD manifested limb(More)
Reciprocal Ia inhibition from ankle flexors to extensors was studied during voluntary tonic isometric dorsiflexion and plantar flexion in five normal subjects. The Ia inhibition was examined as the short-latency suppression of the soleus H-reflexes by stimulation of the low-threshold afferents in the common peroneal nerve (Mizuno et al. 1971). At rest, weak(More)
Patients with multiple sclerosis sometimes show subthalamic lesions presenting syndrome of inappropriate secretion of ADH (SIADH), hypothermia, hyperprolactinemia, weight loss, and cachexia. Hyperprolactinemia also has been found in the patients with active systemic lupus erythematosus, because prolactin can be produced from human activated lymphocytes. We(More)
Joseph's disease is a hereditary ataxia found among descendants of Portuguese from the Azores Islands. We describe the clinical and pathological features of 4 members of a Japanese family who were diagnosed as having Joseph's disease. The illness began with cerebellar ataxia between the ages of 18 and 45 years. Nystagmus, dysarthria, and pyramidal signs(More)
To clarify physiological aspects of Machado-Joseph disease (MJD), we studied auditory brainstem response (ABR) and somatosensory evoked potential (SEP) in 17 clinically diagnosed patients with MJD aged 32-64 in Japanese families. ABR was recorded in 13 patients. In 8 patients, ABR were abnormal. In 5 patients, the latency of I wave was normal, but other(More)
A new method of measuring the distribution of conduction velocities in human motor fibers is described. In this method, a modification of Kimura's collision technique is combined with Hopf's technique. This enabled us to determine the collision end-point in Hopf's technique, from which the minimum velocity is derived. The size of the distorted compound(More)
A case of adrenoleukodystrophy showing neurological features of olivopontocerebellar atrophy is described. A CT scan demonstrated marked atrophy in both cerebellum and pons. ACTH stimulation produced no rise in the plasma cortisol level but a significant rise in the plasma aldosterone level. The ratios of C26:0 to C22:0 in fatty acids of sphingomyelin from(More)
Escherichia coli producing heat-labile enterotoxin is responsible for numerous cases of diarrhea worldwide, leading to considerable morbidity and mortality. The B subunits of this toxin are responsible for the binding to the receptor, the complex ganglioside GM1 which has galactose as its terminal sugar. In this study we showed that analogs of galactose(More)
Postural abnormalities in a 66-year-old woman with ataxic myxoedema were recorded by stabilography during treatment. After replacement therapy, 3 Hz power in the sagittal plane was greater than before treatment; this peak shifted to a higher frequency and finally its ratio became normal. This is the first report of recovery of a 3 Hz body oscillation in(More)