Rei Yasuda

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In Tokyo Japanese, vowel devoicing is a common process leading to the reduction of high, unstressed vowels, mostly when they occur between unvoiced consonants. Native Japanese speakers learning German show a strong tendency to produce these devoiced vowels in the foreign language, too, despite the lack of this regular process in that language, here in(More)
We herein report the case of a patient with hepatitis C virus (HCV)-associated neuropathy with atypical pathological findings of a biopsied sural nerve. A 48-year-old man was admitted for a gait disturbance. Purpura and edema on the legs and hyperalgesia on the distal extremities were noted. The plasma HCV viral load was high, and cryoglobulin was positive.(More)
BACKGROUND In hereditary myopathy with early respiratory failure (HMERF), cytoplasmic bodies (CBs) are often localised in subsarcolemmal regions, with necklace-like alignment (necklace CBs), in muscle fibres although their sensitivity and specificity are unknown. OBJECTIVE To elucidate the diagnostic value of the necklace CBs in the pathological diagnosis(More)
A 79-year-old man was admitted due to progressive weakness of both hands for two and a half years. Neurologically, he presented with weakness of the upper limbs, predominantly in the left distal portion, and hypoactive deep tendon reflexes. Nerve conduction studies were consistent with a motor and sensory demyelinating neuropathy. Sural nerve biopsy(More)
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