Toshiyuki Yanagisawa

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A 47-case-year old male was admitted to our hospital because of high fever and general fatigue. He had no immune deficiency, and had no other disease in his past history. On admission, the white blood cell count and C-reacted protein were severely elevated (18,700/microliter, 27.7 mg/dl, respectively) and abdominal CT revealed multiple low density, From(More)
To test the hypothesis that the anterior horn cells become hypoexcitable in the absence of central drive, we recorded F waves simultaneously from the first dorsal interosseous (FDI) and the abductor digiti minimi (ADM) before and after volitionally inactivating one muscle (target) while periodically contracting the other muscle (control). In 14 healthy(More)
Sirs: Bickerstaff ’s brainstem encephalitis (BBE) is characterized by acute ophthalmoplegia and cerebellar ataxia preceded by infection. While generally considered a variant of Guillain-Barré syndrome, Fisher syndrome (FS) is believed by some neurologists to involve the brainstem [1]. Owing to the apparent similarities in the clinical presentations of FS(More)
Several studies have reported rhabdomyolysis induced by various drugs but not by the antiepileptic drug levetiracetam. We present a case of suspected levetiracetam-induced rhabdomyolysis. A 29-year-old woman was hospitalized for generalized tonic-clonic seizure and given levetiracetam for the first time. One day after starting levetiracetam, she developed(More)
IMPORTANCE Anti-N-methyl-d-aspartate receptor (NMDAR) encephalitis is an immune-mediated disorder that occurs with IgG antibodies against the GluN1 subunit of NMDAR. Some patients develop reversible diffuse cerebral atrophy (DCA), but the long-term clinical significance of progressive brain and cerebellar atrophy is unknown. OBJECTIVE To report the(More)
A 78-year-old woman was admitted to another hospital with progressive cognitive dysfunction and right hemiparesis. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the brain revealed a high-intensity area in bilateral frontal lobes on T2-weighted imaging (T2WI) and fluid-attenuated inversion recovery (FLAIR). Brain biopsy revealed no significant findings. She was(More)
BACKGROUND We peformed a ventral intermediate nucleus (Vim) thalamotomy in a patient with Holmes' tremor and palatal tremor. The frequencies of these movement disorders were 4 Hz and 3 Hz, respectively. Vim thalamotomy stopped the Holmes' tremor but not the palatal tremor. Our observations suggest different mechanisms for these two involuntary movements. (More)
We report 4 cases of elderly patients with abrupt onset of serious airway obstruction that is presumed to be due to indwelling nasogastric tube. 2 cases are patients of cerebral infarction and 2 cases are patients of Parkinson disease. The average number of days until NGTS is 17.8 days. In all cases, fiber-optic examination revealed complete loss of(More)
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