Noriyuki Kimura

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OBJECTIVE Critical illness myopathy (CIM) is an acute myopathy that appears in the setting of critical illness or during exposure to corticosteroids and neuromuscular blocking agents. Its pathological feature is selective loss of thick myosin filaments. Our aim is to gain further insight into the pathomechanism of myosin loss in this myopathy. METHODS To(More)
A 46-year-old man was admitted to our hospital because of emotional instability and involuntary movement of the right upper limb. Neurological examination revealed inability to concentrate, emotional incontinence, recent memory disturbance, chorea of bilateral upper limbs and neck, and bilateral pyramidal signs. Brain MRI showed atrophy of bilateral caudate(More)
Thyrotropin releasing hormone (TRH) therapy improves cerebellar ataxia in patients with spinocerebellar degeneration (SCD). We investigated the effect of TRH on regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF) using the fully automated region of interest (ROI) technique, 3DSRT. Ten patients with SCD received TRH intravenously (2 mg/day) for 14 days and underwent brain(More)
BACKGROUND Thyrotropin releasing hormone (TRH) improves cerebellar ataxia and cerebellar perfusion in patients with spinocerebellar degeneration. It is not known whether TRH therapy can improve the cerebellar regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF) or not in patients with cerebellar variant of multiple-system atrophy (MSA-C). PATIENTS AND METHODS Seven(More)
Here we report a case of primary central nervous system (CNS) lymphoma with cortical laminar hemorrhage. The present case showed an acute onset of focal neurologic signs and bilateral cortical lesions surrounded by peripheral white matter edema on magnetic resonance imaging. A part of the left frontal cortical lesion was hyperintense on T1-weighted images(More)
AIM The aim of the present study was to evaluate the relationship between baseline white matter lesions (WML) and changes in regional cerebral blood flow during longitudinal follow up of patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD). METHODS A total of 38 patients with AD were included in the study (16 men, 22 women; mean age 77.8 years). All patients were(More)
Previous studies have documented the presence of rimmed vacuoles, atrophic fibers, and increased lysosomal cathepsin activity in skeletal muscle from animal models of chloroquine-induced myopathy, suggesting that muscle fibers in this type of myopathy may be degraded via the lysosomal-proteolysis pathway. Given recent evidence of abnormal ubiquitin(More)
Here we report a genetically confirmed case of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease with a prion protein gene codon 180 mutation presenting atypical magnetic resonance imaging findings. The present case exhibited an acute onset and lateralized neurologic signs, and progressive cognitive impairment. No myoclonus or periodic synchronous discharges on(More)
We report the case of a woman with primary progressive aphasia (PPA) presenting with conduction aphasia. Neurological findings showed bilateral finger tremor and signe de poignet figé in her right hand. Memory, orientation, and activities of daily living were well preserved. Linguistic examination showed severe impairment in repetition, fluent spontaneous(More)
This report describes a previously 28-year-old healthy woman, identified as an asymptomatic human T-lymphotropic virus type I (HTLV-I) carrier, who developed both progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) and Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia. For diagnostic confirmation of PML, stereotactic brain biopsy demonstrated multiple demyelinating lesions with(More)