Masaki Tomori

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Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a fatal neurodegenerative disease characterized by progressive motoneuron loss. Redistribution of transactive response deoxyribonucleic acid-binding protein 43 from the nucleus to the cytoplasm and the presence of cystatin C-positive Bunina bodies are considered pathological hallmarks of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, but(More)
STUDY DESIGN A retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data from consecutive patients undergoing transcranial electrical motor-evoked potential (TCE-MEP: compound muscle action potentials) monitoring during cervical spine surgery. OBJECTIVE.: To divide the warning threshold of TCE-MEP amplitude changes on the basis of origin into the spinal tract(More)
OBJECTIVE To measure neuromagnetic evoked fields in the lumbar spinal canal. METHODS Using a newly developed superconducting quantum interference device (SQUID) fluxmeter, neuromagnetic fields of 5 healthy male volunteers were measured at the surface of the lower back after stimulation of the tibial nerves at the ankles. For validation, we inserted a(More)
This paper investigates dynamic source imaging of the spinal cord electrophysiological activity from its evoked magnetic field by applying the spatial filter version of standardized low-resolution brain electromagnetic tomography (sLORETA). Our computer simulation shows that the sLORETA-based spatial filter can reconstruct the four current sources typically(More)
BACKGROUND We previously reported the usefulness of neuromagnetic recordings for the diagnosis of disorders in peripheral nerves or the spinal cord. However, there have been no reports on incomplete conduction block of the spinal cord, which is clinically common in conditions such as cervical myelopathy. Here, we estimated the usefulness of measuring spinal(More)
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