Tetsuhisa Hatase

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OBJECTIVE Neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOsd) is an autoimmune disorder of the central nervous system characterized by aquaporin-4 (AQP4) autoantibodies. The aim of this study was to elucidate the characteristics of involvement of the anterior visual pathway (AVP) and neurodegeneration via glia-neuron interaction in NMOsd. METHODS Thirty(More)
PURPOSE To describe the molecular characteristics of four Japanese patients with cone dystrophy with supernormal rod responses (CDSRR). METHODS Four individuals with a clinical and electrophysiological diagnosis of CDSRR were ascertained. The pathognomonic findings of the full-field electroretinograms (ERGs) included a decrease in the rod responses, a(More)
OBJECTIVES The study objectives are (1) to identify factors predicting the excellent visual recovery after transsphenoidal removal of pituitary tumors and (2) to describe the association of excellent visual recovery and early restoration of symmetry of the decompressed optic chiasm. METHODS Thirty-five patients with visual symptoms due to pituitary tumors(More)
PURPOSE Central visual functions of two children with idiopathic optic neuritis were analyzed and followed in the course of the disease by using multifocal visually evoked potentials (mVEP) and other ophthalmological tests. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Two girls 10 and 11 years of age with unilateral optic neuritis participated in this study. At the initial onset(More)
The effects of a single 100 mg dose of medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA) on human sleep were investigated using healthy young male adults. After a baseline night recording, two consecutive MPA nights and the following two withdrawal nights were recorded. The total sleep time was reduced after the 2nd MPA night and the decrease was significant on the 1st(More)
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