Kazuhiko Katsukawa

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A highly sensitive silver technique for glial cytoplasmic inclusions (GCI) in olivopontocerebellar atrophy (OPCA) was applied to tissues from 15 patients with neurodegenerative disorders including OPCA, Joseph disease, Alzheimer's disease (AD), Huntington's chorea, Pick disease and three control non-neurological subjects. Brain tissue from both OPCA and AD(More)
This is a report on the ultrastructural finding of the olivary hypertrophy in a case with palatal myoclonus. By light microscopy two types of neuronal changes were observed in the inferior olivary nucleus, i.e. the central chromatolysis and cytoplasmic vacuolation. Both types were also recognized by electron microscopy and the cytoplasmic vascuolation was(More)
Three Japanese patients with Joseph disease from different families developed sleep disturbance, followed by delirium at the middle to end stage. Brain CT scans of the three patients showed brainstem tegmental atrophy. EEG revealed slowing of background activity. Two necropsy cases showed degeneration of the reticular formation, raphe nuclei and locus(More)
Studies were performed on the light and electron microscopic structures of the dorsal root ganglia (DRG) and spinal nerve roots of the 4th lumbar nerve obtained by autopsy from a 49-year-old man with unusual familial ataxia, who showed varied neurological manifestations such as progressive ataxia, action tremors, pyramidal tract signs, mild deep sensory(More)
BACKGROUND In Japan, the number of beds and average length of stay in a psychiatric ward are greater than in other developed countries. OBJECTIVE The present study aimed to investigate the association between family variables and the length of stay of patients with mental and behavioural disorders in a private psychiatric hospital in Japan. METHODS The(More)
A highly sensitive silver technique for glial cytoplasmic inclusions in olivopontocerebellar atrophy (OPCA) was applied to 15 subjects with neurodegenerative disorders including 4 patients with OPCA, 4 patients with Joseph disease and with 3 normal control subjects, and the argyrophilic structures in the OPCA cases were immunocytochemically examined. As a(More)
As reported previously, the peculiar intracytoplasmic eosinophilic inclusion bodies (IEIBs) extensively appeared in the autopsied brain tissue from a 49-year-old man having familial ataxia with cerebrospinal fluid abnormality, and histochemically showed abundant proteins, but few lipids and carbohydrates. Ultrastructurally, many membrane-bound vacuoles(More)