Noriyuki Kimura

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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)
BACKGROUND This study examined the effect of white matter lesions (WMLs) on regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF) in patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD). METHODS Ninety-eight patients with AD were included in the study (40 men and 58 women; mean age, 78.1 years). Cognitive function was assessed using the Mini-Mental State Examination. Brain magnetic(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)
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)
BACKGROUND This study examined the relationship between baseline white matter lesions (WMLs) and the progression of cognitive decline in patients with late-onset Alzheimer's disease (AD). METHODS Fifty-six patients with AD were included in the study (23 men, 33 women; mean age, 77.8 years). All subjects were treated with acetylcholinesterase inhibitors(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)
OBJECTIVES In the present study, we compared the patterns of regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF) between cerebellar variant of multiple system atrophy (MSA-C) and the late-onset cortical cerebellar ataxia (LCCA) using FineSRT. PATIENTS AND METHODS We performed (99m)Tc ethylcysteinate dimer (ECD) single-photon emission computed tomography in 11 patients(More)