Mutsumi Iijima

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The present multicenter cross-sectional study was performed using semistructured questionnaires to determine the contributing factors of sleep disturbances in Japanese patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). We used the Parkinson's disease sleep scale (PDSS, Japanese version). All data were obtained by means of interviewed questionnaire and physical(More)
Through the development of gene diagnostic techniques, late-onset transthyretin Met30-associated familial amyloid polyneuropathy (FAP TTR Met30) has been shown to be more prevalent than is generally believed. To examine the electrophysiological features of late-onset FAP TTR Met30 unrelated to endemic foci. Nerve conduction findings in 44 cases with an(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of the present study was to clarify the olfactory functions of Japanese patients with idiopathic Parkinson's disease (IPD) using the odor stick identification test for Japanese (OSIT-J). METHODS Fifty-four non-demented IPD patients (33 men and 21 women), ranging in age from 43 to 81 years (69.7+/-8.1 years) and 50 age- and(More)
To evaluate the effect of the odor of incense on brain activity, electroencephalograms (EEGs) and event-related potentials (ERPs) in a push/wait paradigm were recorded in 10 healthy adults (aged 23-39 years) with normal olfactory function. EEG was recorded from 21 electrodes on the scalp, according to the International 10-20 system, and EEG power spectra(More)
Autonomic and olfactory dysfunctions are considered markers for preclinical diagnosis in Parkinson's disease (PD), because pathological changes in these systems can start before motor symptoms develop. We investigated whether cardiac sympathetic function and olfactory function are associated in PD. Participants comprised 40 nondemented patients with(More)
Elevated serum brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) levels are associated with cardioembolic stroke mainly because of atrial fibrillation (AF). However, the mechanisms of increased serum BNP levels are hitherto unclear. We aimed to identify the factors associated with increased BNP levels in patients with acute ischemic stroke. We measured serum BNP levels in(More)
Odor impairment and its relationship with TAR DNA-binding protein 43 (TDP-43) pathology in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) have not been fully elucidated. We performed the odor stick identification test for Japanese (OSIT-J) in 18 ALS patients and in 18 controls. The score was significantly decreased (6.6 ± 2.7) in the patients versus the(More)
Depression and nocturnal disturbances are frequent in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). The aim of this study was to determine the correlation between depressive symptoms and nocturnal disturbances in patients with PD in Japan. The subjects of this multi-center cross-sectional study were 188 patients with PD and 144 age-matched controls who were(More)
In Parkinson's disease (PD), sudden unexpected sleep episodes and excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) while driving and engaging in social activities are important problems. We conducted a multi-center study to clarify the prevalence and contributing factor of EDS and sleep episodes in Japanese patients with PD. We evaluated 188 patients with PD (85 men, 103(More)
OBJECTIVE Olfactory dysfunction is a non-motor symptom in idiopathic Parkinson's disease (PD). We investigated whether this dysfunction differs among clinical subtypes of PD. METHODS Participants comprised of 90 patients with idiopathic PD and without dementia. Olfactory function was evaluated using the odor stick identification test for Japanese, which(More)