Koichi Nishijima

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To treat psychiatric symptoms associated with hyperthyroidism, we administered electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) to a patient with Basedow's disease. After unsuccessful treatment with an oral antithyroid drug, neuroleptics, and mood stabilizer, the patient recovered completely after three ECTs and did not relapse in the 40-day follow-up period. Although(More)
The splicing of 26 nucleotides in the coding region of the X-box binding protein-1 (XBP-1) transcript to generate a mature active transcription factor is a part of the unfolded protein response to intracellular endoplasmic reticulum stress. In this study, we demonstrated that XBP-1 splicing is promptly induced in the rat brain including the hippocampus by(More)
The high spatial resolution and cost performance of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) is useful for estimating focus localization in epilepsy, but this is difficult in the case of ictal fMRI because this is susceptible to motion artifacts. Electroencephalogram (EEG)-triggered fMRI, which is interictal, can be performed without marked movement and(More)
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