Manabu Ikeda

Ryuji Fukuhara20
Kenjiro Komori10
20Ryuji Fukuhara
10Kenjiro Komori
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OBJECTIVE Because cholinergic deficits are prominent in dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB), we investigated the effects of a cholinesterase inhibitor, donepezil, in such patients in a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled exploratory phase 2 trial. METHODS One-hundred forty patients with DLB, recruited from 48 specialty centers in Japan, were randomly(More)
PURPOSE This study was designed to quantify the heterogeneity of cerebral perfusion on SPECT images in elderly controls and Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients in mild stage using a three-dimensional fractal analysis (3D-FA). MATERIAL AND METHOD Seventy-five patients with possible and probable AD based on the NINCDS/ADRDA criteria, and thirty-one elderly(More)
While both neuronal intermediate filament inclusion disease (NIFID) and basophilic inclusion body disease (BIBD) show frontotemporal lobar degeneration and/or motor neuron disease, it remains unclear whether, and how, these diseases differ from each other. Here, we compared the clinicopathological characteristics of four BIBD and two NIFID cases. Atypical(More)
A few epidemiologic studies have dealt with the prevalence of frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD), including Pick's disease. The aim of this study was to review the epidemiologic studies of FTLD in western countries and to compare them with those in Japan. A community-based study of early-onset dementia in London revealed that 12% of cases with(More)
A many behavioral disturbances, Stereotypic behaviors are among the best discriminators of Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration (FTLD). A recent preliminary report suggests many of the behavioral symptoms, including stereotypic behaviors in FTLD patients, respond to medication with selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors. However, there is no scale that(More)
This study was designed to quantify the heterogeneity on cerebral blood flow single-photon emission tomography (SPET) images in frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD) and Alzheimer's disease (AD) using a three-dimensional fractal analysis. Twenty-one FTLD patients, 21 AD patients and 11 healthy controls underwent technetium-99m hexamethylpropylene amine(More)
We examined alteration of regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF) in a case of Alzheimer's disease (AD) patient with musical hallucination. To detect regions related to musical hallucination, single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) imaging of the patient and nine sex, age, and cognitive function-matched AD patients without delusions and(More)
The efficacy of a cholinesterase inhibitor, donepezil, in patients with dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) was investigated to confirm the superiority over placebo in the 12-week, double-blind phase of this phase III study. Patients with probable DLB (n = 142) were randomly assigned to placebo or to 5 mg or 10 mg of donepezil administered once daily for 12(More)
OBJECTIVE The Cognitive Fluctuation Inventory (CFI) was developed to evaluate cognitive fluctuation in patients with dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB). The objective of this study was to assess the content validity and inter-rater reliability of the CFI. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Nine specialists in DLB treatment were invited to participate in the survey to(More)
One theory about reading suggests that producing the correct pronunciations of written words, particularly less familiar words with an atypical spelling-sound relationship, relies in part on knowledge of the word's meaning. This hypothesis has been supported by reports of surface dyslexia in large case-series studies of English-speaking/reading patients(More)