Motoi Itoga

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BACKGROUND Idiopathic unconjugated hyperbilirubinemia (Gilbert's syndrome) is a benign hyperbilirubinemia found in the general population. There has been only 1 previous report of Gilbert's syndrome occurring in schizophrenic patients. The present study was conducted to determine the frequency of Gilbert's syndrome in schizophrenic patients relative to(More)
UNLABELLED The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the relationship between sleep disturbances and depression in the Japanese elderly. METHODS These investigations in the Japanese elderly were carried out with the Geriatric Depression Scale, the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index, and questions on restless legs syndrome and nocturnal eating disorder.(More)
A case of schizophrenia-like psychosis (psychotic disorder not otherwise specified according to the DSM-IV criteria) with pericentric inversion on chromosome 9 [inv.(9) (p11; q13)] is reported. In this case, a minor brain anomaly, a small cyst in the left subcortex, was observed on magnetic resonance imaging of the brain. In the clinical course, prominent(More)
One biological effect of nitric oxide (NO) has been believed to be exerted through induction of the ADP-ribosyltransferase activity of glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase (GAPDH). Though this notion is based on the finding that NO increases the auto-ADP-ribosylation of GAPDH, controversial data have also been reported. To determine whether or not NO(More)
We report on a 60-year-old woman with a history of bipolar mood disorder who had seizures and developed a delirious state 1 week after the cessation of interferon-alpha (IFN-alpha) for chronic hepatitis C. The IFN-alpha was administered to the patient for 7 weeks (266 million IU). One week after the cessation of IFN-alpha therapy, the patient had four(More)
Carbamazepine (CBZ) is an antiepileptic drug frequently used to treat a variety of neurologic diseases or symptoms. In addition, the drug is used as a mood stabilizer in patients with affective or schizophrenic disorders. Among its adverse effects, auditory disturbance is described rarely. In this report, we describe a 25-year-old woman who noted falsely(More)