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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)
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)
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)
BACKGROUND The Parkinson's Disease Sleep Scale (PDSS)-2 is a recently developed tool for evaluating disease-related nocturnal disturbances in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). However, its cutoff score has not been clinically assessed. We determined the optimal cutoff score of the Japanese version of the PDSS-2. METHODS Patients with PD (n = 146)(More)
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