Masami Nishino

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Little is known about how ischemia affects hemodynamic responses to neural activation in the brain. We compare the effects of a motor activation task and a cerebral vasodilating agent, acetazolamide (ACZ), on regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF) in primary sensorimotor cortex (PSM) in six patients with major cerebral artery steno-occlusive lesions without(More)
OBJECTIVES Chromosome 9p21 single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) is a susceptibility variant for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) in the primary prevention setting. However, it is controversial whether this SNP is also associated with recurrent myocardial infarction (ReMI) in the secondary prevention setting. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the(More)
A 50-year-old male presented with benign intracranial hypertension (BIH). He was admitted to our hospital for headache and papilledema. The diagnosis was BIH as continuous monitoring of lumbar cerebrospinal fluid pressure (CSFP) showed high basal pressure with intermittent plateau waves. Ten months after successful ventriculoperitoneal shunting, he(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the short-term and long-term prognostic impacts of acute phase coronary collaterals to occluded infarct-related arteries (IRA) after ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) in the percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) era. DESIGN A prospective observational study. SETTING Osaka Acute Coronary Insufficiency Study (OACIS) in(More)
An 84-year-old male received oral pilsicainide, a pure sodium channel blocker with slow recovery kinetics, to convert his paroxysmal atrial fibrillation to a sinus rhythm; the patient developed sudden cardiac death two days later. The Holter electrocardiogram, which was worn by chance, revealed torsade de pointes with gradually prolonged QT intervals. This(More)
A Valsalva aneurysm filled with thrombi can be difficult to diagnose, because it mimics a cardiac tumor. Both cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE) were performed on a patient who showed a low-echoic mass located between the atrial septum and the non-coronary sinus. Based on MRI findings allowing tissue(More)
A 4 month old female infant with atypical asymmetrical massive gray matter heterotopia diagnosed as West syndrome is described. Her seizure initially appeared as afebrile general tonic and clonic convulsion and progressed to typical West syndrome consisting of clusters of myoclonic spasms of the extremities, mainly on the left side, accompanied by head and(More)
Auditory brainstem response (ABR) was recorded in 41 full-term newborn infants with intracranial hemorrhages (ICH; 10 infants with and 31 infants without neurological sequela) and the data were compared with those obtained in normal full-term newborn infants as controls. The wave-I peak latency was significantly prolonged in the non-sequela group than in(More)
The clinical and pathological features of siblings with infantile neuroaxonal dystrophy were reported. Early clinical symptoms were marked hypotonia in legs, mental regression and poor vision. Laboratory data were normal except for the mild elevation of GOT and LDH in serum and cerebrospinal fluid. MRI showed progressive atrophy of cerebellar vermis and(More)
Two cases of fetal akinesia sequence are described. Both showed facial anomalies, arthrogryposis multiplex, bilateral camptodactyly, and pulmonary hypoplasia. One child had degeneration of large motor neurons of the thoracolumbosacral spinal cord and irregular atrophy of diaphragm; the other had left microphthalmia, hemiatrophy of the left temporal lobe(More)
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