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Intraoperative corticomuscular motor evoked potentials for evaluation of motor function: a comparison with corticospinal D and I waves.
OBJECT The goal of this study was to compare motor evoked potentials recorded from muscles (muscle MEPs or corticomuscular MEPs) with corticospinal MEPs recorded from the cervical epidural spaceExpand
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Midaortic syndrome in childhood associated with a ruptured cerebral aneurysm: a case report.
BACKGROUND We present a patient with a midaortic syndrome who presented with subarachnoid hemorrhage caused by rupture of an anterior communicating artery aneurysm. CASE DESCRIPTION A 14-year-oldExpand
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PTEN decreases in vivo vascularization of experimental gliomas in spite of proangiogenic stimuli.
Approximately 30-40% of malignant glial tumors exhibit mutations in the tumor suppressor gene, PTEN/MMAC. Additionally, these tumors are associated with (a) mutations in epidermal growth factorExpand
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A rosette-forming glioneuronal tumor of the spinal cord: the first case of a rosette-forming glioneuronal tumor originating from the spinal cord.
Rosette-forming glioneuronal tumors of the fourth ventricle are rare brain tumors, and only 19 such lesions have been previously reported. This report presents the first case of a rosette-formingExpand
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Neuroprotective effect of donepezil, a nicotinic acetylcholine-receptor activator, on cerebral infarction in rats
This study evaluated the potential effect of donepezil, which is known as an acetylcholinesterase inhibitor used for treatment of Alzheimer's disease, against cerebral infarction induced by permanentExpand
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Attempted Gene Therapy for Intractable Pain: Dexamethasone-Mediated Exogenous Control of β-Endorphin Secretion in Genetically Modified Cells and Intrathecal Transplantation
For optimal neural transplantation using gene engineering, it might be important to control the expression of the transfected gene extrinsically as required. This strategy could be very useful forExpand
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A single oral dose of geranylgeranylacetone attenuates kainic acid-induced seizures and neuronal cell death in rat hippocampus
The present study evaluated the potential effect of geranylgeranylacetone (GGA), which is known as an antiulcer agent, against kainic acid (KA)-induced neurotoxicity. Pretreatment with a single oralExpand
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Long-Term Outcomes of Pediatric Moyamoya Disease Treated by Encephalo-Duro-Arterio-Synangiosis
To investigate the efficacy of encephalo-duro-arterio-synangiosis (EDAS) for the treatment of pediatric moyamoya disease, we analyzed 11 patients who were followed up for more than 100 months. AmongExpand
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Immediate plasticity in the motor pathways after spinal cord hemisection: implications for transcranial magnetic motor-evoked potentials
The present study evaluates motor functional recovery after C2 spinal cord hemisection with or without contralateral brachial root transection, which causes a condition that is similar to the crossedExpand
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Neuroprotective effect of geranylgeranylacetone, a noninvasive heat shock protein inducer, on cerebral infarction in rats
The present study evaluated the neuroprotective effect of geranylgeranylacetone (GGA), which is known as an antiulcer agent and more recently as a heat shock protein (HSP) inducer, against cerebralExpand
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