Noriko Hatanaka

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Plants harbor microorganisms that are thought to stimulate plant defense systems or promote plant growth. Individual species in these intercellular microbial communities are often not sufficiently abundant to be easily described, although some endophytic microorganisms amenable to culture have been characterized. To better understand the microbial(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare age-dependent changes in cognitive and affective functions related to white matter changes between patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) and Parkinson's disease (PD). METHODS We retrospectively compared age-dependent cognitive and affective functions in 216 AD patients, 153 PD patients, and 103 healthy controls with cerebral white(More)
OBJECTIVE The increasing population of elderly people in Japan has accelerated the demand for a simple screening test to detect cognitive and affective declines in mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and the early stage of dementia. Methods We compared the cognitive and affective functions, activities of daily living (ADLs) and the results of four computerized(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine the correlation between cognitive impairment and postural instability in Parkinson's disease (PD) patients by using posturography. METHODS We investigated 88 PD patients comparing clinical scorings of cognitive functions and pulsion severity, and quantitative measurement of postural instability by posturography with the length of the(More)
AIM We compared the behavioral and psychological symptoms of Alzheimer's disease (AD) and Parkinson's disease (PD) in order to determine the characteristic features of each disorder. METHODS For this retrospective cohort study, we compared the behavioral and psychological symptoms of 288AD patients and 189 PD patients (mean age, 74.6±5.9 and 73.0±8.7years(More)
BACKGROUND Although changes to gait are an important clinical feature of progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP), systematic analyses have not been well examined, especially in comparison to Parkinson's disease (PD). METHODS The characteristics of gait in 20 PSP patients (14 males and 6 females) were evaluated in comparison to 124 PD patients (64 males and(More)