Tomikimi Tsuji

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BACKGROUND Cognitive impairments are present during the early course of schizophrenia, and the contribution of GABAergic dysfunction to these cognitive impairments has received increasing attention. Cortical GABAergic inhibition can be assessed using short-interval intracortical inhibition (SICI) in a paired-pulse transcranial magnetic stimulation (ppTMS).(More)
A 62-year-old male with decompensated liver cirrhosis due to hepatitis C virus developed severe hepatic encephalopathy with status epilepticus. The blood ammonia level on admission was more than twice the normal level. Brain computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging were normal. In addition, electroencephalogram showed diffuse sharp waves,(More)
The subgenual anterior cingulate cortex (Cg25) has been reported to be a node of mood-regulatory networks. Using a responder and a non-responder of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) for depression, we examined pre/post-treatment cerebral blood flow (CBF) in the Cg25 and treatment-related CBF changes in cortical/subcortical regions. In the(More)
We examined the relationship between MRI lesions and electro-clinical findings with special attention to the localising value of aura sensations and the sides of interictal epileptiform discharges in 327 patients with symptomatic localisation-related epilepsy. As a result, while autonomic as well as psychic auras were correlated with temporal lesions,(More)
The Clock-Drawing Test (CDT) is widely used in clinical practice for the screening of dementia. However, neural activity during real clock drawing has not been investigated due to motion artifacts. In the present study, we examined brain activity during real clock drawing using multichannel near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS). We measured hemoglobin(More)
BACKGROUND The corpus callosum modulates interhemispheric communication and cognitive processes. It has been suggested that white matter abnormalities in the corpus callosum are related to the pathophysiology of major depressive disorder (MDD) and bipolar disorder (BD). The aim of this study was to examine microstructural abnormalities in callosal fibers(More)
A 52-year-old woman with musical hallucinations was examined using brain single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) with 99mTc-ECD. Changes in regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF) after carbamazepine treatment were assessed using a three-dimensional stereotaxic ROI template. Following treatment, rCBF was decreased in the subcortical structures and(More)
Low-frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) has received increasing attention for the treatment of tinnitus, but its therapeutic mechanisms are unclear. We performed low-frequency rTMS treatment for a patient with chronic tinnitus and examined changes of cortical excitability and cerebral blood flow using paired-pulse TMS and(More)
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