Midori Wakiya

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We report a 49-year-old man with progressive bulbar palsy and respiratory failure. He was well until his 48 years of the age (December 1994) when he noted a difficulty in speaking in loud voice. In February, 1995, he noted regurgitation of foods to his nose and difficulty in his speech. He was admitted to our service in May 29, 1995. On admission, he was(More)
Mesotheliomas are aggressive, therapy-resistant tumors that are predicted to increase in incidence at least until 2020. The prognosis of patients with mesothelioma is generally poor because they are typically diagnosed at a late stage and their tumors are resistant to current conventional therapies. For these reasons, improved diagnosis and therapy are(More)
We report an 80-year-old Japanese woman who presented levodopa-responsible parkinsonism followed by progressive dementia. She was well until her 61 years of age (in 1978) when she noted onset of resting tremor in her right hand followed by tremor in her right leg. She was treated with levodopa and trihexyphenidyl with good response, however, later on, she(More)
We report an 81-year-old woman who presented with motor disturbance in her right hand which was followed by parkinsonism, dementia, and supranuclear gaze palsy. She was well until her age of 73 (1989) when she had an onset of difficulty in using her right hand; she did not have weakness. She also developed small step gait. These symptoms had progressively(More)
We report a 61-year-old Japanese man who died of complications of esophagus cancer surgery. He was well until his 55 years of the age, when he had an onset of speech disturbance and hand writing. He was seen by a neurologist who prescribed Menesit 600 mg/day. His symptoms improved with this medication. In 1993, three years after the onset, he started to(More)
We report a 64-year-old Japanese woman who died one year after the onset of progressive gait disturbance and dementia. She noted a difficulty in holding a glass and hand tremor in June of 1996 when she was 63 years old. In July of 1996, she tended to lean toward left when she walked. She also noted truncal titubation. In November of 1996, she started to(More)
We report a 56-year-old woman with parkinsonism and dementia who died of respiratory failure. The patient was well until the age of 41 when she noted insidious onset of difficulty in moving around. Soon after, she noted tremor in both her hands and gait disturbance. She received stereotaxic right thalamotomy when she was 46-year-old; after thalamotomy,(More)
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