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Regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF) was measured with positron emission tomography (PET) in 10 normal volunteers with the purpose of measuring rCBF changes related to taste physiology. Discrimination of 0.18% saline from pure water was associated with significantly increased rCBF values in the thalamus, the insular cortex, the anterior cingulate gyrus, the(More)
A combined magnetic resonance imaging and positron emission tomography study was performed on 21 patients with cerebrovascular risk factors but without neurological abnormalities. Our purpose was to investigate the hypothesis that periventricular hyperintensity (PVH) reflects ischemia. Periventricular hyperintensity was evaluated with a method we devised,(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the association between callosal or periventricular lesions, and the presence of oligoclonal IgG bands (OB) or the IgG index in Japanese patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). MATERIALS AND METHODS Brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was studied in 34 Japanese clinically definite MS cases. Sagittal 2-mm fast fluid-attenuated(More)
The regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF) was measured with positron emission tomography in eight normal volunteers with the purpose of measuring rCBF changes related to the comprehension of an unfamiliar spoken languages. When attempting to comprehend the meaning of words, the left hemisphere showed dominant increases in rCBF, however, when subjects(More)
BACKGROUND Sore throat and hoarseness are common complications, but these have not been studied after total i.v. anaesthesia. METHODS We prospectively studied 418 surgical patients, aged 15-92 yr, after total i.v. anaesthesia with propofol, fentanyl and ketamine to assess possible factors associated with sore throat and hoarseness. RESULT We found sore(More)
Fifty-two patients with cerebrovascular risk factors without neurological abnormalities were reviewed with respect to periventricular hyperintensity (PVH) on T2-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI); brain atrophy was also assessed by CT and T1-weighted MRI. Extensive PVH showed a stronger correlation with age-related atrophy than mild or absent PVH.(More)
Imatinib mesylate is a tyrosine kinase inhibitor of c-KIT and PDGFRA. Imatinib mesylate is an effective drug that can be used as a first-choice agent for treatment of GISTs. Prior to treatment, molecular diagnosis of c-KIT or PDGFRA is necessary; however, in some types of GISTs, it is impossible to obtain a sufficient amount of specimen for diagnosis. An(More)
Two cases of sacrococcygeal teratoma in female infants are reported. Case 1. A newborn baby with a hemispheric mass on her hip underwent surgery 3 days after birth and the lesion proved to be an immature teratoma. The serum AFP level was very high but became normal one month after the operation. The child also had agenesis of the corpus callosum and(More)
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