Shigeharu Takagi

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Satisfactory results have not yet been obtained in therapy for secondary prevention in ischemic stroke patients with antiphospholipid syndrome (APS). We therefore compared single antiplatelet therapy and a combination of antiplatelet and anticoagulation therapy for secondary prevention in ischemic stroke patients with APS.The subjects were 20 ischemic(More)
We have developed a novel, non-toxic inhibitor of advanced glycation and oxidative stress, TM2002, devoid of effect on blood pressure. In transient focal ischemia, TM2002 significantly decreased infarct volume compared with vehicle (79.5+/-18.7 vs. 183.3+/-22.9 mm3, p<0.01). In permanent focal ischemia, TM2002 (2.79, 5.58, and 11.16 mg/kg twice a day)(More)
OBJECTIVE To clarify the significance of incidental and asymptomatic hyperintensities on T(2)-weighted magnetic resonance images (MRI) in adults, we examined the relationship between a variety of these lesions and cerebral metabolism evaluated by positron emission tomography (PET) with (18)F-labeled fluorodeoxyglucose ([(18)F]FDG). SUBJECTS AND METHODS(More)
Smooth pursuit eye movement was quantitatively evaluated in 99 chronic alcoholics and in 100 nonalcoholic control subjects. In both groups the smooth pursuit was increasingly impaired with advancing age, but in chronic alcoholics the smooth pursuit eye movement was more frequently (42.4%) impaired than in age-matched controls (20.0%, p less than 0.005). The(More)
The diagnosis of migraine can sometimes be difficult because some patients do not fulfill the International Headache Society's criteria for migraine. Hence, an accurate and reliable diagnostic marker for migraine is required. In this study, lymphocytes were used to establish Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-immortalized lymphoblast cell lines, which were then(More)
Magnetic resonance (MR) and (11)C-N-methylspiperone ((11)C-NMSP)/positron emission tomography (PET) imagings were repeatedly performed in a 50-year-old man with the interval form of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. In MR images obtained when delayed neuropsychiatric symptoms developed (two months after poisoning), the inner segments of the bilateral globus(More)
A 59-year-old woman suffered from prolonged hypotension with myocardial infarction. Sixteen days after the episode, she showed bradykinesia, gait disturbance, and postural tremor. MRI revealed low signa intensities in the bilateral caudate nuclei and putamen on the T1-weighted image and high signal intensities on the T2-weighted image. PET with 18F-FDG(More)
Cerebral infarction (CI) is a complex multifactorial disorder that is thought to result from the interaction of various environmental factors and an individual's genetic make-up, including genes associated with platelet activation. In order to clarify whether single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of the prostacyclin receptor (IP) gene affects platelet(More)
Bilateral medial medullary infarction (bilateral MMI) is an extremely rare cerebrovascular accident presenting with quadriplegia as the initial symptom and resulting in poor functional prognosis. Diagnosis of bilateral MMI has become possible based on brain MRI findings in recent years, but is still very difficult to diagnose. In the present case, brain MRI(More)
A 71-year-old Japanese woman with Sjögren syndrome, Hashimoto's disease and a 6-month history of cognitive impairment was admitted to our hospital because of consciousness disturbance and convulsion. Her convulsive seizure disappeared by intravenous administration of diazepam following carbamazepine, and conscious level became alert the next day. But, her(More)