Hiroshi Mochizuki

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We describe an infant with molybdenum cofactor deficiency, initially diagnosed as cerebral palsy. Clinical features of molybdenum cofactor deficiency, e.g., neonatal seizures, hypertonus/hypotonus, and feeding and respiratory difficulties, resemble those of neonatal hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy. Our patient, a 2-year-old boy, presented with spastic(More)
BACKGROUND Large clinical trials are lack of data on non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants for acute stroke patients. AIM To evaluate the choice of oral anticoagulants at acute hospital discharge in stroke patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation and clarify the underlying characteristics potentially affecting that choice using the multicenter(More)
Although it is well-known that some types of respiratory viral infections cause airway hyperresponsiveness in humans, the effect of viral infection on the cough threshold in asthmatics is not known. We, therefore, evaluated the effects of naturally-acquired influenza A virus infection on the cough threshold to inhaled acid in children with asthma. Twelve(More)
PURPOSE The Na(+)-/K(+)-dependent ATPase (Na,K-ATPase) expressed in the basolateral membrane of corneal endothelial cells plays an important role in the pump function of the corneal endothelium. The role of insulin in the regulation of Na,K-ATPase activity and pump function in corneal endothelial cells was investigated. METHODS Confluent monolayers of(More)
We describe a 31-year-old, right-handed man who exhibited pure word deafness (PWD) due to a localization-related seizure. The patient was suddenly unable to comprehend spoken words, whereas he had no difficulty in speaking, comprehending written language, or discriminating non-verbal sounds. Diffusion-weighted imaging and fluid-attenuated inversion recovery(More)
Our objective is to estimate frequencies of mutations in STAR, CYP11A1, NR0B1, NR5A1, MC2R, and MRAP in a cohort of Japanese patients with primary adrenal failure without enzymatic defects. Twenty-one patients were included, who were diagnosed as having primary adrenal failure without enzymatic defect, namely 21-hydroxylase deficiency, 3bHSD deficiency,(More)
A 57 year-old man developed broad-based unsteady gait and memory loss over a period of one year. On admission, bradykinesia and impairment of postural reflex were evident. Mini-mental state examination scored 27/ 30. Urinary control was normal. MRI revealed symmetric dilatation of lateral and 3rd ventricles, but the 4th ventricle appeared normal. Partial(More)
PURPOSE A glycocalyx plays important roles in the ocular surface epithelium, but there is no direct simple method to evaluate ocular surface glycocalyx. We tested a wheat germ agglutinin conjugate of fluorescein (F-WGA) as a marker to demonstrate ocular surface glycocalyx in vivo. METHODS After a 5% F-WGA solution was applied to the eyes of eight healthy(More)
PURPOSE To describe the development of presumed immune-mediated stromal rejection after automated lamellar therapeutic keratoplasty (ALTK) and its reversal after initiation of intensive topical corticosteroid therapy. METHODS Observational case report. RESULTS Stromal edema localized in the graft developed 42 days after ALTK for Avellino corneal(More)
We report two patients of status epilepticus, in which detailed brain magnetic resonance image (MRI) studies were performed. In one patient apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) increased in the right temporopareital regions in the acute phase. This patient finally has good clinical course without neurological deficits, and abnormal findings on MRI also(More)
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