Teruaki Kawasaki

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The authors describe a new method for a frontal interhemispheric approach when treating craniopharyngiomas of the third ventricle or anterior communicating artery aneurysms. This technique ensures preservation of the bridging veins and the olfactory nerves. This "basal interfalcine approach" involves a craniotomy in the centrobasal portion of the frontal(More)
Hypertrophic neuropathy is usually intractable, and chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP) and Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease Type 1A (CMT1A) are the representative disorders. The two disorders are sometimes confused both clinically and pathologically. The aim of this study was to clarify the differences in the pathology of large onion bulbs,(More)
Three transcription factors, Krox20 (EGR2), Oct6 (SCIP/Tst1) and Sox10, are considered necessary for transition from the nonmyelinating to the myelinating stage of Schwann cell development. We immunohistochemically studied Oct6 expression in peripheral nerve specimens from 25 patients with various diseases including Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 1A(More)
BACKGROUND Idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (iNPH) is a potentially treatable dementia and gait disorder with abnormal CSF dynamics. OBJECTIVE To investigate and characterize the changes in motor symptoms and CT and MRI features of iNPH before and after a shunt operation using specific evaluation criteria. METHODS We studied 17 definitive iNPH(More)
Patients with cerebellar infarction frequently make an excellent functional recovery. However, the mechanisms of functional recovery from cerebellar infarction remain unclear. Thus, functional MRI was used to investigate these mechanisms in six right-handed patients with complete recovery after cerebellar infarction, and nine right-handed normal subjects.(More)
We previously identified and cloned a neurite outgrowth promoting protein, Neurocrescin (NC), from the extract of the chick denervated leg muscles. In this study, we explored the active region of NC for neurite outgrowth. Using the deletion mutants of NC, we tested their neurite outgrowth activity in the cultured telencephalic neurons of E5 chick embryos.(More)
Neuromuscular biopsy is still an essential method for diagnosing vasculitic neuropathy, although its diagnostic sensitivity is at most 60%. Our objective was to examine the expression of hypoxia-inducible factor 1alpha (HIF-1alpha) in peripheral nerves and to evaluate its usefulness in diagnosing vasculitic neuropathy, especially for discrimination from(More)
Falling accidents are predisposing factors in worsening the quality of life. Causes of falls included gait and balance problems, visual disorder, cognitive impairment and drugs. However, falls in neuropathic patients are not often investigated. We studied the actual condition and causes of falls associated with neuropathy. One hundred and ninety-three(More)
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