Taketoshi Maehara

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In previous studies we observed gamma (30-150 Hz) and beta-1 (10-20 Hz) oscillations in the medial temporal lobe (MTL) using subdural electrodes. The beta-1 was present during wake and REM sleep while gamma was present in all states. Recently we studied a patient (35 years M) with electrodes attached to the anterior cingulate cortex (ACC). This structure(More)
To investigate the sleep spindle activity of the human prefrontal cortex (PFC), we simultaneously recorded whole nights of polysomnographic and electrocorticographic (ECoG) activities during the natural sleep of epileptic patients. Subjects were nine patients with intractable epilepsy who had subdural electrodes surgically attached to the orbital (seven(More)
Ten epileptic patients each with subdural electrodes surgically attached to the anterior cingulate cortex (ACC; two cases), the orbitofrontal cortex (OFC; seven cases), or both (one case) were included in this study. We recorded each patient's ACC or OFC electrocorticogram (ECoG) during the time period that the patient was awake and naturally asleep. We(More)
We applied the intrinsic optical imaging technique to the human primary somatosensory cortex during brain tumor/epilepsy surgery for nine patients. The cortical surface was illuminated with a Xenon light through an operating microscope, and the reflected light, which passed through a 605 nm bandpass filter, was detected by a CCD camera-based optical imaging(More)
OBJECTIVE The possible involvement of the brain 5-HT(1A) receptor in epilepsy has been indicated in animal seizure models. Recent in vivo neuroimaging studies demonstrated decreased 5-HT(1A) receptor binding in epilepsy. Using positron emission tomography (PET) with [(11)C]WAY100635, we investigated 5-HT(1A) receptor binding in patients with mesial temporal(More)
We recorded human orbitofrontal electrocorticogram during wakefulness and sleep in epileptic patients using subdural electrodes. During wakefulness and rapid eye movement (REM) sleep, we observed beta activity in the raw orbitofrontal signals. Power spectral analysis demonstrated beta enhancement during wakefulness and REM sleep when compared to slow wave(More)
Patients with Ramsay Hunt syndrome have various clinical symptoms including vesicular rash of the external acoustic meatus and auricle. In addition to facial nerve paresis, neurological disturbances of various cranial nerves such as the acoustic nerve, glossopharyngeal nerve and vagus nerve are reported in patients of Ramsay Hunt syndrome. To understand the(More)
PURPOSE Inhalation of ylang-ylang aroma has been shown to reduce the auditory P300, an event-related potential thought to reflect higher-order processing. Because olfactory function is sometimes disturbed in temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE), the objective of the present study was to determine whether the effect of ylang-ylang aroma on the auditory P300 was(More)
The prognostic impact of TERT mutations has been controversial in IDH-wild tumors, particularly in glioblastomas (GBM). The controversy may be attributable to presence of potential confounding factors such as MGMT methylation status or patients' treatment. This study aimed to evaluate the impact of TERT status on patient outcome in association with various(More)