Tadashi Hamada

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The polymorphism of ¶the HLA class II genes was investigated in 97 patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) in Hokkaido, the northernmost main island of Japan. Of these, 80 patients were classified as having conventional MS and 17 ¶as having opticospinal MS (OS-MS). Our findings confirmed a previous report that the DPB1*0501 allele is positively associated(More)
In a patient with mitochondrial myopathy, encephalopathy, lactic acidosis and stroke-like episodes [MELAS] who had normal mitochondrial enzyme activity, high doses of coenzyme Q10 (CoQ) were administered. Clinical improvement with decreased serum lactate and pyruvate levels was observed. Though the mechanism of action of CoQ is not known, a trial is(More)
The clinical features of 31 cases of syringomyelic syndrome, confirmed by metrizamide CT myelography (CTM) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), were analysed. Bilateral suspended sensory disturbance, previously regarded as a characteristic feature, was encountered in only 2 cases (6.5%). Thirteen patients (41.9%) showed no motor deficits of the upper limbs(More)
Facial palsy occurred in 21 (19.6%) of 107 Japanese patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) during a mean follow-up period of 4.3 years. We observed residual signs of facial palsy in five other patients in whom acute onset was confirmed from medical records. Facial palsy began on average 7.6 years after the onset of MS but in five patients (4.7%) was the(More)
We studied a dominant hereditary disorder showing progressive spastic paraparesis. The symptoms began in early childhood, with cerebellar deficits and mild mental deterioration, and the subsequent appearance of limb spasticity resulted in severe disability in the 3rd-4th decades of life. None of the patients were associated with any somatic abnormalities.(More)
We carried out a survey on the cases of motor neuron disease (MND) occurring in Hokkaido between 1980 and 1989 in order to establish whether there is a relationship between MND and poliomyelitis. Hokkaido, the northern-most island of Japan, was one of the most affected areas during the poliomyelitis epidemic of the late 1940s to 1950s. We ascertained 389(More)
New diagnostic criteria for multiple sclerosis (MS) were recently proposed from the international panel on the diagnosis of MS, and they include exclusion criteria, such as lesions extending over more than two vertebral segments on spinal MRI and CSF pleocytosis of more than 50/mm3. We reviewed the clinical features of 158 patients who satisfied the(More)
Using colour duplex sonography, blood flow volume in the common carotid artery was measured in 72 demented patients and 28 normal controls. Thirty-five patients with a Hachmski's ischaemic score of 7 or above and marked ischaemic lesions on CT were assigned to the vascular dementia (VD) group. Thirty three patients with probable Alzheimer's disease(More)
  • Tadashi Hamada
  • Kansenshogaku zasshi. The Journal of the Japanese…
  • 1994
Knowing the importance of prevention of Staphylococcus aureus infections, especially that of Methicillin-resistant S. aureus (herein after abbreviated as MRSA) in the newborn room, we improved the nursing procedure in the room and examined subsequent changes in the onset condition of the above infection in newborns and infants less than 1-year-old. The(More)
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