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To explore the effect of mirror box therapy based on the mirror neuron (MN) system of the primary motor cortex (M1), we examined if direct (without a mirror) and indirect (with a mirror) observation of self-movement in healthy subjects induced changes in motor evoked potential (MEP) evoked by transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). MEPs were elicited from(More)
Various studies have demonstrated an increase in heat shock protein 70 (HSP70) synthesis in the brain following transiently induced ischemia, suggesting a protective role for HSP70 against ischemic insult. In this study, we determined the time course of HSP70 mRNA and protein induction in rat hippocampus following ischemia using Pulsinelli's four-vessel(More)
BACKGROUND Intracranial mycotic aneurysms, although rare neurovascular pathology, represented a neurosurgical challenge that required careful stepwise decision making. Different approaches for their management were used. We present our experience with 4 patients treated in terms of indications and efficacy of different treatment modalities. METHODS Four(More)
We postulated that primary motor cortex (M1) activity does not just decrease immediately prior to voluntary muscle relaxation; rather, it is dynamic and acts as an active cortical process. Thus we investigated the detailed time course of M1 excitability changes during muscle relaxation. Ten healthy participants performed a simple reaction time task. After(More)
BACKGROUND Tentorial dural arteriovenous fistula (AVF) presented symptoms due to mass effect on the dilated draining vein. We report a patient presenting left hemisensory disturbance because of compression of the midbrain by a dilated draining vein of the AVF. The AVF has disappeared completely by drainer clipping after feeder embolization. CASE(More)
SUMMARY The purpose of this study was to evaluate asymptomatic embolisms during cerebral endovascular surgery for cerebrovascular diseases with diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (DWI) which allowed sensitive and early detection of cerebral ischemic lesions. 71 patients who underwent a total of 74 cerebral endovascular procedures were subjected(More)
OBJECT The authors present a retrospective analysis of their experience in the treatment of vertebral artery (VA) dissecting aneurysms and propose a management strategy for such aneurysms, with special emphasis on the most formidable VA dissecting aneurysms, which involve the origin of the posterior inferior cerebellar artery (PICA). METHODS Since 1998,(More)
The authors describe two surgically cured cases of symptomatic subependymomas located in the lateral ventricle and septum pellucidum with emphasis on magnetic resonance imaging study. Both computed tomography and MRI revealed a calcified mass with repeated intratumoral hemorrhages. Cerebral angiograms disclosed rather hypovascular lesions. The histologic(More)
OBJECTIVE The authors introduce a new fusion technique using 2 three-dimensional digital subtraction angiography images acquired by a flat-panel detector angiographic system to understand the detailed angioarchitecture of complex cerebral and spinal vascular malformations. METHODS Eleven consecutive cases of arteriovenous fistula or arteriovenous(More)
Twenty-four spontaneously occurring convulsive seizures were documented by closed-circuit TV (CCTV)-EEG monitoring in 3 cats subjected to unilateral amygdaloid overkindling for < or = 2 years. Electroclinical manifestations suggested that the seizures originated in the kindled amygdala (AM) (10 seizures in 3 cats), contralateral AM (7 seizures in 3 cats),(More)