Hitomi Tomita

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EEG data were recorded under field conditions from 11 members of the Santo Daime Doctrine, a Brazilian shamanistic religion, before and after ingesting the psychoactive alkaloid preparation, ayahuasca, or daime, as they term it. Post-ingestion, we observed increases in power in the 36-44 Hz frequency band ("40 Hz") from the left occipital-temporal-parietal(More)
Chronological changes in diffuse brain swelling and brain oedema were studied in repeated CT studies following a closed head injury. These findings were compared with changes in intracranial pressure (ICP). The grades of diffuse brain swelling were classified into mild, moderate and marked according to the CT findings. Planimetry of low density areas of(More)
INTRODUCTION We report a patient treated successfully via endovascular surgery within 24h after intravenous thrombolysis using recombinant tissue plasminogen activator for acute cervical internal carotid artery occlusion. PRESENTATION OF CASE A 68-year-old man was admitted to our hospital. Neurological examination revealed severe left-sided motor(More)
INTRODUCTION Crowned dens syndrome is a rare disease entity which radiologically shows calcification of the cruciform ligament around the odontoid process. We report a patient with crowned dens syndrome who improved dramatically in 5days following treatment with oral nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication. PRESENTATION OF CASE A 61-year-old man was(More)
A 74-year-old, right handed man, developed insidiously with levitation and clumsiness of the right upper limb. His right arm tended to levitate spontaneously, when he was examined. He could put the elevated arm down on command, while the arm resumed to antigravity posture when his attention was diverted. His right arm also exhibited unwilled elevation when(More)
We report a 75-year-old, right-handed man, presenting with supplementary motor area (SMA) seizure. The patient had suffered from frequent attacks of transient inability to speak and move without loss of awareness. On admission, he presented with vertical gaze paresis, axial rigidity, paratonia of extremities and gait disturbance. The attacks were preceded(More)
A 26-year-old male was injured in a motorcycle accident and arrived unconscious at a local general hospital. Lack of improvement despite intensive care prompted his referral to the neurosurgical department, approximately 10 hours after the accident. On neurological examination his Glasgow Coma Scale score was 8, and mild right hemiparesis and right radial(More)
Chronological changes of the EEG before and after extracranial-intracranial arterial bypass surgery were studied on 12 patients with minor completed stroke of the carotid circulation. Instead of a power spectrum used in the conventional computer analysis, a wave form recognition method, which well correlated with visual assessment of the EEG, was applied to(More)
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