Hiromichi Sugiyama

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BACKGROUND/AIMS A single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) in the KIBRA gene, rs17070145, was reported to be significantly associated with episodic memory in cognitively normal cohorts. This observation has expanded genetic studies on KIBRA to Alzheimer's disease (AD). Importantly, the association between KIBRA and episodic memory in AD has never been(More)
We investigated the association between the degree of deformation of the brain before shunt operation and improvement of gait and cognitive impairment after shunt operation in 16 patients with idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (iNPH). We evaluated gait and cognitive impairment and measured the cerebrospinal fluid volume in the ventricles/sylvian(More)
AIM Brain deformations might prevent clinical symptoms from worsening in patients with idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (iNPH). We investigated the relationship between reversibility of brain morphology after shunt operations and preoperative clinical symptoms in iNPH patients. METHODS Using head magnetic resonance images with voxel-based(More)
We report the case of a 63-year-old male who developed rapidly progressive bilateral deafness. Two months later he became stuporous, and was transferred to our hospital. The patient's MRI demonstrated bilateral hypertrophic VII-VIII cranial nerve roots that were well enhanced. Gradually, the patient's condition worsened, and he died on the 12th day after(More)
BACKGROUND Previous findings on neural correlates of delusion in Alzheimer's disease (AD) have been inconsistent because of methodological issues, such as treating multiple delusions as a single entity. In this retrospective study, we classified AD delusions and investigated their neural correlates by using single-photon emission computed tomography data.(More)
BACKGROUND Long hospitalization is often needed to treat severe behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD), which places heavy demands on hospital resources. Consequently, patients with severe BPSD usually wait for a long time to be admitted. There is a need to identify factors related to long hospitalization to better manage resources of a(More)
We compared indices of the revised version of the Wechsler Memory Scale (WMS-R) and scaled scores of the five subtests of the revised version of the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS-R) in 30 elderly schizophrenia (ES) patients and 25 Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients in the amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI) stage (AD-aMCI). In the WMS-R,(More)
AIMS/INTRODUCTION We carried out an observational cohort study to examine the relationship between the efficacy of oral antidiabetic drugs and clinical features in type 2 diabetics. MATERIALS AND METHODS We analyzed the CoDiC(®) database of the Japan Diabetes Data Management Study Group across 67 institutions in Japan. In a total of 3,698 drug-naïve(More)
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