Ikuko Hirata

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To elucidate the time course of neuronal cell death after the clinical criteria for brain death are met, the authors reviewed serial changes of serum neuron-specific enolase levels in 3 children (age range, 3-15 years) clinically diagnosed as brain dead due to cardiopulmonary arrest. All patients survived for more than 2 months after brain death. Children(More)
Slow negative potential preceding voluntary self-paced middle finger extension, as recorded from scalp electrodes by backward averaging technique, was absent in two patients with dyssynergia cerebellaris myoclonica (Ramsay Hunt syndrome); but present in two patients with cerebellar cortical degeneration. As the main pathological lesion in Ramsay Hunt(More)
Central and peripheral nerve conduction was studied in two patients with subacute combined degeneration by using the short-latency somatosensory evoked potentials and the peripheral nerve conduction study during treatment with cyanocobalamin. Before the treatment, somatosensory evoked potentials with median nerve stimulation were normal, but those with(More)
BACKGROUND Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) often suffer from sleep problems that in turn correlate with behavioral problems. However, in Japan, there have been few studies of sleep problems in children with ASD. AIMS This study compared sleep problems in preschoolers from the community and preschoolers with ASD in Japan, and examined whether(More)
Many studies have reported poor motor performance in autism spectrum disorder (ASD); however, the underlying brain mechanisms remain unclear. Recent neuroimaging studies have suggested that abnormalities of the white matter (WM) are related to the features of ASD. In this study, we used voxel-based morphometry (VBM) to investigate which WM regions correlate(More)
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