Shimpei Namba

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Electrical stimulation of the posterior limb of the internal capsule was performed in six patients with central pain due to vascular lesions of the thalamus. Three patients suffered from thalamic hemorrhage and the other three from ischemic insult. These patients developed dysesthesia, hyperpathia and spontaneous burning pain several months after cerebral(More)
Motor and sensory responses induced by trial stimulation were examined before stereotaxically implanting a permanent stimulating electrode for pain relief in 11 patients with intractable pain of central origin. The total number of points eliciting a response when stimulated was 70. The points of stimulation were determined as exactly as possible from(More)
The mechanism of pain relief by internal capsule (IC) stimulation was investigated in 32 adult cats. Nociceptive neuronal activity of the nucleus ventralis posteromedialis (VPM), responding to contralateral pulp stimulation, was suppressed by IC stimulation to a greater extent than activity in the posterior nuclear group (PO) or centre-median nucleus. On(More)
Catecholamine and serotonin in the focus tissues of 12 intractable epileptic patients who underwent surgery were analysed by high performance liquid chromatography with electrochemical detection, and it was found that dopamine contents in epileptic foci were clearly lower than in surrounding tissue in 7 of the 12 epileptics examined. In the other 5(More)
Seroprevalence of Bartonella henselae and Toxoplasma gondii was investigated among 471 pet cats obtained from seven private animal hospitals in Kanagawa and Saitama Prefectures during the period from May 1994 to June 1995. 'Furthermore, 67 randomly selected from the 471 serum samples were examined for the feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) antibody and(More)
Facilitation of the opiate-mediated system provides relief of excess pain but not of deafferentation pain. Influence on neuronal hyper-activity, which was provoked after the deafferentation of the peripheral trigeminal nerve (deafferentation hyperactivity; DH), by stimulation of the internal capsule (IC), VPM nucleus of the thalamus and by the cerebral(More)
During the period from January to March 1995, the authors first isolated Bartonella henselae from the blood of three (9.1%) of 33 domestic cats in Japan. The three cats were a 1.5-year male pet cat-old with urinary retention, and 6-year-old female pound and age-unknown female pet cats with no abnormalities. The blood was taken in a lysis-centrifugation tube(More)
BACKGROUND The occurrence of osteoid-chondral elements in gliosarcoma is extremely rare and has been reported in only two cases. A new, rare case of gliosarcoma with osteosarcomatous differentiation in a 55-year-old man and histogenesis of osteoid-chondral tissue in gliosarcoma is discussed. METHODS Surgically removed tumor tissues were examined(More)
A 47-year-old female presented with an unusual cystic meningioma. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging showed a cystic tumor with marked edema in the left parietal region of the brain, resembling a metastatic tumor. The tumor was totally removed. Histological examination revealed meningioma with dense lymphoplasmacytic infiltrates.