Nobutsune Ishikawa

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It is well known that radiation-induced vasculopathy and arteritis are two of the complications of whole brain radiation therapy. Moyamoya syndromes after cranial irradiation among patients with brain tumors were previously reported. However, we could find only three cases of prophylactic cranial irradiation for hematological disorders and no case of(More)
Children with pervasive developmental disorder (PDD) are thought to have poor imitation abilities. Recently, this characteristic has been suggested to reflect impairments in mirror neuron systems (MNS). We used near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) to examine the brain activity of children with PDD during tasks involving imitation and observations of others.(More)
Patients with 22q13.3 deletion syndrome present with diverse neurological problems such as global developmental delays, hypotonia, delayed or absent speech, autistic behavior, and epilepsy. Seizures occur in up to one-third of patients with 22q13.3 deletion syndrome; however, only a few reports have provided details regarding the seizure manifestations. The(More)
We describe the case of a Japanese girl with recurrent optic neuritis and transient cerebral lesions. Antibodies against N-methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA)-type glutamate receptors were detected in both serum and cerebrospinal fluid. Results of this case study suggest that the development of autoantibodies against NMDA-type glutamate receptors may play a role in(More)
Interstitial deletions involving the chromosomal band 15q15 are very rare. A total of five cases were previously reported. Here another case of a 15q15.2-q22.2 deletion is reported, presenting with severe craniosynostosis of coronary, metopic, and sagittal sutures. The chromosome 15 with the 17.7-Mb deletion was of the paternal origin. A critical region for(More)
We read with interest the article by Kumada et al. [2013] reviewing epilepsy in children with trisomy 18 who remained alive for more than 1 year. We report on and discuss a 2-year-old female patient with trisomy 18 presenting with a unique epilepsy manifestation. She had persistent patent ductus arterious and a ventricular septal defect, which were treated(More)
Congenital disorders of glycosylation type Ia (CDG-Ia) are the most common type of CDG and are characterized by liver dysfunction, coagulation disorders, mental retardation, hypotonia, cerebellar dysfunction, polyneuropathy, seizures, and stroke-like episodes. Stroke-like episodes occur in 40-55% of cases, but their etiology is not fully understood.(More)
BACKGROUND Activated neutrophils play an important role in the pathogenesis of renal injury in humans and in experimental models of hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). To evaluate the clinical significance of the circulating granulocyte elastase-alpha1-proteinase inhibitor complex (GEPIC), which is a marker of neutrophil activation, we investigated the plasma(More)
Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS) is a drug-resistant pediatric epilepsy characterized by multiple seizure types, including drop attacks (DAs). Palliative procedures such as corpus callosotomy (CC) and vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) may be effective for adequate seizure control in LGS patients who are not candidates for resective surgery. We evaluated the(More)
We describe a male infant with carnitine palmitoyltransferase 2 (CPT2) deficiency who presented with acute encephalopathy related to human herpesvirus-6 (HHV-6) infection. He was hospitalized for pylexia and status epilepticus, diagnosed with acute encephalopathy, and treated with intensive supportive care including mechanical ventilation, support for(More)