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During the pre-symptomatic stage of Parkinson's disease (PD), the idiopathic PD related abnormal synuclein immunostaining is confined to the medulla oblongata and olfactory bulb, according to Braak. In the study of the enteric nervous system of PD, it has reported that Lewy bodies were found in the Auerbach's and Meissner's plexuses. These lesions may cause(More)
We measured the levels of some biological metals: copper (Cu), iron (Fe), magnesium (Mg), manganese (Mn), and zinc (Zn) in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in patients with neurodegenerative diseases (52 patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)), 21 patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD), and 20 patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) by inductively(More)
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), which is the most serious form of degenerative motor neuron disease in adults, is characterized by upper and lower motor neuron degeneration, skeletal muscle atrophy, paralysis, and death. Some patients with respiratory-dependent ALS die of sudden cardiac arrest or anoxic encephalopathy following circulatory collapse,(More)
We reviewed the clinical, electrophysiological an laboratory findings, plus the therapeutics and evolution of patients with motor-dominant Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP) and compared them with those of other CIDP patients. Among 12 consecutive CIDP patients, we identified five patients with motor-dominant CIDP. The five patients(More)
Autonomic failure is one of the criteria according to the second consensus statement for the diagnosis of multiple system atrophy (MSA). Gastrointestinal symptoms are frequent complaints in patients with MSA and may be associated with reduced gastrointestinal motility due to autonomic nervous system dysfunction. However, there are few reports on gastric(More)
OBJECTIVES To demonstrate the pharmacokinetic equivalence of CT-P13 and its innovator infliximab (IFX) in Japanese patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and to compare the efficacy and safety of these drugs, administered for 54 weeks. METHODS In a randomized, double-blind, parallel-group, multicenter study, 3 mg/kg of CT-P13 or IFX, in combination with(More)
We identified the antibody against mitochondrial heat shock protein 70 (mtHSP70) in serum from multiple sclerosis (MS) patients by proteomics-based analysis. The prevalence of the anti-mtHSP70 antibody is significantly higher in serum from MS patients than in serum from Parkinson disease patients, multiple cerebral infarction patients, infectious(More)
A 79-year-old female was admitted to our hospital because of unconsciousness and convulsion following mental deterioration. On admission, she exhibited myoclonic movement of the right side of the face and right fingers in addition to rigospasticity and tremors in the right arm and leg. Laboratory tests revealed hyperthyroidism with an increased anti-TSH-R(More)
Patients with marked calcification of the basal ganglia and cerebellum have traditionally been referred to as having Fahr's disease, but the nomenclature has been criticized for including heterogeneous etiology. We describe 3 patients with idiopathic bilateral striatopallidodentate calcinosis (IBSPDC). The patients were a 24-year-old man with mental(More)
The authors investigated the kinetics of transfer of perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) from water, suspended sediment, and bottom sediment to a marine benthic fish, the marbled flounder (Pseudopleuronectes yokohamae). Fish were exposed in 3 treatments to PFOS in combinations of these exposure media for 28 d and then depurated for 84 d. A major part (37-66%)(More)