Hiromasa Matsuno

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We report here in a 61-year-old woman in whom sensory disturbance predominantly affecting the distal portion of the limbs progressed over the course of 1 year. Blood tests showed IgM monoclonal gammopathy as well as the presence of anti-myelin-associated glycoprotein (MAG) antibody. Nerve conduction studies revealed significant prolongation of distal(More)
A 63-year-old woman with progressive paraparesis was found to have an intramedullary spinal cord metastasis from the primary rectal cancer. Myelography and post myelography CT showed an enlargement of the spinal cord at level of the sixth to seventh thoracic vertebra. MR imaging disclosed a localized mass in the spinal cord at the same level. T2-weighted(More)
Supine hypertension is frequently associated with autonomic failure. However, its clinical characteristics in patients with Parkinson disease (PD) remain unclear. The present study aimed to clarify the characteristics of supine hypertension in patients with de novo PD. The subjects were 72 patients with de novo PD. We studied blood pressure and plasma(More)
Sympathetic denervation has been observed not only in the myocardium but also in the thyroid of patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD). We investigated whether sympathetic denervation as indicated by decreased cardiac 123I-meta-iodobenzylguanidine uptake is associated with the levels of thyroid hormones and whether the levels of thyroid hormones affect(More)
A 75-year-old man was admitted to our hospital because of repeated transient visual obscurations of greying vision. The transient visual obscurations were caused by rotating his neck or the Valsalva manoeuver, and they recovered in about 30 seconds. A few weeks later, pulsatile tinnitus of the right ear and a dull headache developed. Both ocular fundi(More)
Postprandial hypotension is one of the most important autonomic disorders in Parkinson’s disease. However, its predictors remain unclear. We investigated which variable(s) predict the presence of postprandial hypotension in elderly patients with Parkinson’s disease. The subjects were 64 patients with de novo Parkinson’s disease who were 70 years or older.(More)
OBJECTIVES Patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) begin to lose weight several years before diagnosis, which suggests weight variation is associated with some factor(s) that precede the onset of motor symptoms. This study aimed to investigate the association of autonomic nervous system with body weight in patients with PD. MATERIALS AND METHODS The(More)
Carotid stump syndrome is a cause of recurrent embolic stroke following occlusion of the ipsilateral internal carotid artery. The present report describes a case of recurrent cerebral embolism ipsilateral to a chronically occluded left common carotid artery (CCA), i.e., "CCA stump syndrome." Doppler color flow imaging showed anterograde flow in the left(More)
A 76-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital because of convulsions that developed after a 1-month history of progressive right-leg palsy. MRI showed thickening of the meninges with gadolinium enhancement in the left parietal lobe and it revealed pia-subarachnoid space pattern. A lumbar puncture was performed, and cerebrospinal fluid analysis revealed(More)
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