Hirohisa Tsukamoto

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We report on two prepubertal narcoleptic boys with undetectable levels of hypocretin-1 (orexin-A) in their cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). The disease onset times were 6 and 8 years, and CSF was collected 8 and 20 months after the onset, respectively. The initial symptoms were excessive daytime sleepiness, cataplexy and disrupted nocturnal sleep. Both subjects(More)
BACKGROUND Radiotherapy can be used to treat all stages of cervical cancer. For improving local control via radiotherapy, it is important to use additional antitumor agents. Aminopeptidase N (APN)/CD13, a 150-kDa metalloproteinase, is a multifunctional cell surface aminopeptidase with ubiquitous expression. Recent studies have suggested that APN/CD13 plays(More)
Fucosidosis is a rare autosomal recessive disorder resulting from a deficiency of alpha-L-fucosidase. In this report, we describe clinical and magnetic resonance image (MRI) findings of a chronic infantile type patient heterozygous for a nonsense mutation and a large deletion. The disease onset occurred at 2-3 years of age. She was bound to a wheelchair at(More)
OBJECTIVE To test the hypothesis that the N10 far-field potential in median nerve somatosensory evoked potentials is generated by the motor axons by examining patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). METHODS Subjects were 5 ALS patients showing pronounced or complete denervation of median-innervated small hand muscles. We evaluated N10 over(More)
A suitable conditioning regimen in allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation for adult patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia Adult acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is one of the intractable diseases in hematological malignancies, showing about 30% long-term survival by intensive chemotherapies with high incidence of relapse. Allogeneic(More)
We reported a 10-year-old boy with narcolepsy, the onset of which was at the age of 8 years and 6 months. The initial symptom was excessive daytime sleepiness, followed by cataplexy and disrupted nocturnal sleep. There was neither hallucination nor sleep paralysis. A daytime polysomnogram showed a sleep-onset rapid eye movement period (SOREMP), and human(More)
An infant presented at birth with symmetrical flaccid paraparesis limited to lower legs and feet, and involving the proximal and distal muscle group. Limitation of the ankle joints was noticed. There were no sensory deficits to painful stimuli and no evidence of loss of sphincter control. Muscle CT revealed severe muscle atrophy in the pelvis and lower(More)
The MR imaging and CT findings of corpus callosal injury were analyzed in 32 of 224 patients with acute head injuries. MR imaging was more sensitive than CT in the detection of callosal injuries. All 9 hemorrhagic lesions were visualized on both MR imaging and CT. Fifteen of 23 nonhemorrhagic lesions were not visualized on CT, although all nonhemorrhagic(More)
We studied the blink reflex (especially the late components ipsi- and contralateral to stimulation site, R2 and R2') in 17 patients under 6 years of age; 12 with Chiari malformation, 1 with Dandy-Walker syndrome and 4 with brainstem tumor. We investigated the correlation between the R2 or R2' and neuro-image findings. Out of various features of the(More)
Electrically elicited blink reflex (BR) were analyzed in seven patients with age dependent epileptic encephalopathies (5 patients with infantile spasms and 2 with EIEE). Four patients with infantile spasms showed prolonged latency of the late BR responses (R2). In 2 patients with EIEE showing suppression burst pattern on EEG, R2 was not detectable. R2(More)
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