Seiya Noda

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Two patients with an infarct limited to the thalamus developed auditory and visual experiential hallucinations. Neuropathological studies in one patient showed a small cavity in the right intralaminar nuclei surrounded by focal spongiform change, partly involving the right dorsomedial nucleus. Neuroradiological data in another patient indicated that the(More)
Antitumor activity against intracranial malignant teratoma by combination chemotherapy with cisplatin and etoposide was evaluated in experimental and clinical studies. A human teratoma cell line (Tera 2) was exposed in vitro to cisplatin and/or etoposide, after which cell growth inhibition and alterations of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) histograms were(More)
Recently a relationship between serotonin transporter transcriptional control region (5-HTTLPR) polymorphism and anxiety related personality traits in Caucasians was reported. We performed PCR of DNAs from the blood for determining the 5-HTTLPR genotypes of 191 Japanese subjects, which were medical staff and students, and obtained Revised NEO Personality(More)
A family with adrenoleukodystrophy and clinical manifestations of spinocerebellar degeneration was studied. Two adult male first cousins showed progressive limb and truncal ataxia, slurred speech and spasticity of the extremities. Brain CT scans demonstrated atrophy of the pons and cerebellum, in both cases. Very long chain fatty acids in plasma and(More)
Intracranial anastomosis between the distal anterior cerebral arteries (ACA's) was performed on two patients. One patient had isolated occlusion of the proximal ACA on one side causing monoparesis in the leg, and the other patient suffered from occlusion of the internal carotid artery and a small anterior communicating artery. The weakness of the legs(More)
Asterixis at the hip joints can be elicited by a simple diagnostic maneuver in which the hips are passively flexed and abducted about 60 to 90 degrees between the thighs. The test evoked asterixis in 8 of 10 patients who were stuporous or semicomatose because of hepatic encephalopathy. The asterixis seems to be provoked by the involuntary contraction of hip(More)
Tissue-type plasminogen activator (tPA) and urokinase-type plasminogen activator (uPA) have been used for thrombolitic therapy. In contrast, it is suggested that these compounds might be involved in neuronal cell damage. The activation and the function of tPA and uPA are less understood in ischemic brain tissue. Therefore, changes in tPA and uPA mRNA in rat(More)
A 53-year-old female was admitted with apathy, left sensory and motor disturbance, left homonymous hemianopsia, and dressing apraxia. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging showed a huge mass markedly enhanced in and around the right trigone. Cerebral angiography revealed rich vascularity of the tumor mainly fed by the right anterior choroidal(More)
We present observations of the unusual microlensing event OGLE 2003–BLG– 235/MOA 2003–BLG–53. In this event a short duration (7 days) low amplitude deviation in the light curve due a single lens profile was observed in both the MOA and OGLE survey observations. We find that the observed features of the light curve can only be reproduced using a binary(More)