Hidehiro Furumoto

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We reported a 39-year-old man with punch drunk syndrome who had cerebellar ataxia, seizure and dementia. CT scan of the brain revealed remarkable atrophy and enlargement of the ventricular system. MRI of the brain showed severe atrophy which was especially evident in the frontal base. On RI cisternography both early ventricular reflux at 3 hours and delayed(More)
To investigate the prevalence and severity of excessive daytime somnolence (EDS) in Japanese patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) and to examine the main cause of EDS. Fifty-three Japanese patients with PD (PDs: 32 females and 21 males) and 17 controls (10 females and seven males) were evaluated using the Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS). The severity of(More)
We described the central nervous system impairments and findings of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the brain in three chronic toluene abusers. Patient 1 and 2 had a history of chronic toluene inhalation for 1 or 2 years and patient 3 has a history of it for 16 years. The patients were evaluated after an abstinence period of at least 4 weeks, to avoid(More)
Dietary polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA), especially eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), improve lipid metabolism and contribute to the prevention of vascular diseases such as atherosclerosis. However, EPA in the diet is easily oxidized at room temperature and several types of oxidized EPA (OEPA) derivatives are generated. To compare the efficiencies of OEPAs on(More)
Hydroxy and oxo fatty acids were recently found to be produced as intermediates during gut microbial fatty acid metabolism. Lactobacillus plantarum produces these fatty acids from unsaturated fatty acids such as linoleic acid. In this study, we investigated the effects of these gut microbial fatty acid metabolites on the lipogenesis in liver cells. We(More)
We studied the correlation between neuroradiological findings and pathological observations of white matter lesions in a patient with frontal type adrenoleukodystrophy. A 41-year-old man developed schizophrenic symptoms and generalized convulsions at the age of 40. Examination revealed baldness, loss of the axillary hair, stereotypical behavior, mutism,(More)
We studied P300 at Pz in Wisconsin card sorting test (WCST) paradigm in 16 young normals. As it is well known that both the amplitude and the latency of P300 are affected by stimulus probability, we recorded P300 in the two different experimental conditions; in one condition we changed sorting category implicitly after every two successive correct responses(More)
We report a 52-year-old male patient with Shy-Drager syndrome (SDS) complicated by an occurrence of the syndrome of inappropriate secretion of antidiuretic hormone (SIADH). The patient first developed impotence at the age of 48, accompanied by urinary incontinence, and episodes of dizziness while standing. The following year, the patient had developed a(More)
We reported a case of 89-year-old woman showing rhythmic skeletal myoclonus mainly on the right upper limb. This myoclonus appeared five days after the cerebral infarction. It was seen constantly both at rest and in posture, and decreased during voluntary movement. When the patient was under emotional stress, it spread to the submandibular, neck and trunks(More)
Selective paralysis of downward gaze, first described by André-Thomas et al. in 1933, is rare to be observed and not many cases have been so far reported in the literature. Two additional cases of selective impairment of downward gaze have been reported. X-ray CT scan revealed the infarcted areas in the midbrain tegmentum and bilateral paramedian thalami in(More)