Masaki Hirose

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To evaluate on-line effects of quadripulse stimulation (QPS) over the primary motor cortex (M1) on cortical areas in the contralateral hemisphere. QPS consisted of 24 bursts of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) pulses with an inter-burst interval of 5 s for 2 min (for on-line effect study) or 360 bursts for 30 min (for after-effect study). Each burst(More)
To elucidate the still unclear mechanism of delayed encephalopathy after carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning, we serially performed single-voxel proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy ((1)H-MRS) and diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) on a 3.0T system and intelligence tests in 2 patients, while they were undergoing hyperbaric oxygenation therapy. The chronological(More)
OBJECTIVE Quadripulse transcranial magnetic stimulation (QPS) is a newly designed patterned repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). Previous studies of QPS showed bidirectional effects on the primary motor cortex (M1), which depended on its inter-stimulus interval (ISI): motor evoked potentials (MEPs) were potentiated at short ISIs and depressed(More)
OBJECTIVE In patients with benign myoclonus epilepsy (ME), giant sensory-evoked potential (SEP) reflects the hyperexcitability of the sensory cortex. The aim of this study was to compare the effect of quadripulse transcranial magnetic stimulation (QPS) on the median nerve SEP between ME patients and healthy subjects. METHODS Ten healthy volunteers and six(More)
The case of an elderly patient who had chorea as an initial symptom of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) accompanied by antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is reported. A 68-year-old woman suddenly developed chorea of her left arm and leg. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the brain demonstrated a focal lesion in the right caudate head, which showed(More)
Cortical somatosensory evoked potentials (SEPs) to electrical stimulation of the median nerve were studied in four patients with intractable epilepsy who had undergone callosotomy and in a patient with infarction in the corpus callosum in order to determine whether the corpus callosum was involved in the generation of ipsilateral frontal components. Both(More)
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