Madoka Ogawa

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Sarcopenia is observed as a site-specific loss of skeletal muscle mass, however, it is unknown whether the site-specific sarcopenia is associated with development of physical disability. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between age-related thigh muscle loss and gait performance. Fifty-three women aged 52-83 years had their thigh(More)
Age-related changes in motor unit activation properties remain unclear for locomotor muscles such as quadriceps muscles, although these muscles are preferentially atrophied with aging and play important roles in daily living movements. The present study investigated and compared detailed motor unit firing characteristics for the vastus lateralis muscle(More)
Fifty patients with CIDP were treated with cortico-steroids (CS), plasmapheresis (PP) and human immunoglobulin (IG). Objective improvements in strength and in nerve conduction occurred in 53% of the patients after CS. In 50% of the non-responders to CS showed objective improvements after PP, and 40% of them responded to IG. Complete remission was achieved(More)
We describe a 35-year-old woman with benign intracranial hypertension (BIH) secondary to systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). She had low grade fever and skin eruptions, but neurological examination revealed no abnormal findings. Antinuclear and anti ds-DNA antibodies were positive, and complements were decreased. MRI demonstrated diffuse hyperintense white(More)
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