Hiroshi Iwasaka

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Twenty-three patients with Tourette's disorder (13 with obsessive-compulsive symptoms [OCS] and 10 without) were comparatively investigated. In contrast to OCS-free Tourette's disorder patients, those with OCS were found to be characterized by (i) a higher incidence of volatile temper, (ii) a higher incidence of compulsive tics, (iii) a higher incidence of(More)
OBJECTIVE Childhood- and adolescence-onset schizophrenic patients with obsessive-compulsive symptoms (OCS) constitute a specific subgroup of schizophrenia. We performed magnetic resonance imaging in this group seeking evidence of neurodevelopmental insults. METHOD Thirty-two schizophrenic patients were compared with 19 controls. Schizophrenic subjects(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to determine serum levels of B-cell-activating factor (BAFF) and its clinical association in patients with sarcoidosis. METHODS; Serum levels of BAFF from 37 patients and 21 healthy subjects were examined by ELISA. Serum angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE), lysozyme and IFN-γ levels in sarcoidosis patients were also(More)
Thirty-nine patients with schizophrenia, diagnosed according to DSM-III-R, who were under 15 years of age, were studied in two groups; 16 subjects with obsessive-compulsive symptoms during the prodromal phase, and 23 with no obsessive-compulsive disorders. The group with obsessive-compulsive symptoms during the prodromal phase was characterized by a higher(More)
This is a report of a pair of male monozygotic twins meeting the DSM-III-R criteria for bulimia nervosa. At the age of 15, both brothers began to diet and suffered from bulimia. They were admitted to psychiatric hospitals and separated. After admission, their clinical course dramatically changed. The differences in their clinical courses and(More)
BACKGROUND Subcutaneous fat necrosis (SCFN) of the newborn is a rare condition that manifests within days after birth. The interscapular region, axillae and shoulders are the most commonly affected sites, corresponding to anatomic sites of brown adipose tissue (BAT) in newborns. OBJECTIVE We postulated a specific involvement of BAT in SCFN and searched(More)
Cognitive development in seventy-one mentally retarded children (19 autistic, 52 non-autistic; aged 7-19 years) from a school for handicapped children was studied, using Ohta's scale for evaluating cognitive development level based on language comprehension (Ohta's stage), and other developmental scales. Behavior problems were also examined. The present(More)
OBJECTIVE The primary purpose of this study was to investigate the association between morphological abnormalities of brain and minor physical anomalies (MPAs) in childhood and adolescent onset schizophrenia. METHOD Twenty-seven patients who had been diagnosed with schizophrenia according to DSM-IV criteria before 18 years of age were included in the(More)
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