Nobuyoshi Takashima

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BACKGROUND/AIMS The mechanisms underlying neurological deterioration in patients with acute lacunar infarction in the lenticulostriate artery (LSA) territory are currently unclear. We aimed to identify predictors for progressive neurological deficits using diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI). METHODS We studied 40 consecutive patients who were classified(More)
We report a 49-year-old man who was a human T-cell leukemia virus type 1 (HTLV-1) carrier, born in Okinawa prefecture where both strongyloidiasis and HTLV-1 are endemic. He presented with fever, headache and urinary retention. On the basis of CSF examination and MRI findings, his condition was diagnosed as myelitis. He received methylprednisolone pulse(More)
An 84-year-old man presented with sudden onset left hemiparesis without facial paresis or sensory changes. CT was negative. On day 2, quadriplegia developed, Babinski responses, and a C2 sensory level; MRI demonstrated an intramedullary C1 hematoma (figure 1A). Angiography (figure 1B) showed an isolated intramedullary spinal artery aneurysm fed by the(More)
Hepatocellular carcinoma rarely causes disseminated metastasis or distant metastasis. We have recently encountered two cases of hepatocellular carcinoma with omental mass. In the first case, we misdiagnosed the omental metastasis as part of the primary tumor. In the second case, omental mass was hypervascular on angiography and this was very useful for an(More)
A 44-year-old man with a bilateral hand tremor suffered from a decline in concentration and abnormal vision for several months. He also complained of easily falling down because of muscle stiffness and cramps in his lower limbs. On admission, he demonstrated lower limb stiffness, muscle cramps, diplopia, hyperhidrosis, left upper limb ataxia and dysesthesia(More)
FUT-187 was orally administered to 38 patients with postgastrectomy reflux esophagitis for 4 weeks. The drug reduced the chief subjective symptoms of reflux esophagitis, such as heartburn, chest pain, precordial pain, and dysphagia for solids in 78.1% of patients. Redness, edema and erosion were also reduced in 53.3% of patients as determined(More)
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