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BACKGROUND Optimal dose and timing of repeated intravenous immunoglobulin therapy (IVIg) for intractable chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP) patients have not been determined. The aim of this study was to optimize dose and timing of IVIg for CIDP patients who need frequent IVIg using daily grip strength measurement. METHODS Repeated(More)
BACKGROUND Increasing evidence provides a clear association between rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorders (RBD) and Parkinson's disease (PD), but the clinical features that determine the co-morbidity of RBD and PD are not yet fully understood. METHODS We evaluated the characteristics of nocturnal disturbances and other motor and non-motor features(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to assess the validity and the reliability of the Japanese version of the Parkinson's disease sleep scale (PDSS)-2 and to use this scale to identify nocturnal symptoms and their impact on patient's quality of life. METHODS A cross-sectional, case-controlled study was conducted consisting of 93 patients with Parkinson's(More)
We herein report a patient with demyelinating inferior alveolar nerve hypertrophy, which was initially suspected to have a nerve tumor. A 39-year-old woman with childhood-onset polyneuropathy presented with tooth pain and visited a dental clinic. An X-ray examination of the mandible revealed enlargement of the mandibular canal, and a nerve tumor was(More)
OBJECTIVE There are conflicting results regarding the frequency and clinical significance of sleep related breathing disorders in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between snoring and its clinical correlates in patients with PD. METHODS A total of 93 PD patients and 93 controls were analyzed(More)
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