Seishi Shimakawa

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PURPOSE Neuron-specific enolase (NSE) has been established as a reliable marker of neuronal damage in various neurologic disorders. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether febrile seizures (FS) cause brain damage, based on the serum and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) levels of NSE. METHODS Fifty-three patients aged from 6 months to 7 years were enrolled.(More)
Lidocaine was administered intravenously as a substitute for diazepam, to 12 patients with status epilepticus or clustering seizures aged 26 days to 11 years. The medication was very effective in 3 cases with acute convulsions, which disappeared immediately after infusion of lidocaine without relapse. The medication was effective only temporarily in 4(More)
We report a 21-year-old male patient with dentatorubral-pallidoluysian atrophy (DRPLA) showing progressive myoclonus epilepsy (PME), who responded to levetiracetam (LEV) at an initial dose of 1,000 mg/day. The patient developed epilepsy at the age of 10 years, and also showed intellectual regression. Various antiepileptic drugs showed no effects on(More)
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