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OBJECTIVE To study the effect of 0.9 Hz repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) of the lateral premotor cortex on neuronal activity in cortical motor areas during simple motor tasks. METHODS In 8 subjects, electroencephalogram (EEG) and electromyogram (EMG) were simultaneously recorded during voluntary contractions of the thumb before and(More)
BACKGROUND Endogenous estrogens play an important role in the overall cardiocirculatory system. However, there are no studies exploring the hormone metabolism and signaling pathway genes together on ischemic stroke, including sulfotransferase family 1E (SULT1E1), catechol-O-methyl-transferase (COMT), and estrogen receptor α (ESR1). METHODS A case-control(More)
We compared the predictive ability of the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) and the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) to diagnose dementia in a community-based study. A total of 276 people aged 60 years or older were enrolled. All of the participants were administered face-to-face interview questionnaires and MoCA and MMSE examinations. The receiver(More)
We evaluated a 39-year-old chronic alcoholic man with acute multiple cognitive impairment and callosal lesion seen in MRI, diagnosed as Marchiafava-Bignami disease (MBD), using analysis of electroencephalography (EEG) coherence. Three EEG sessions were recorded in the first week, the second and eighth month after disease onset in the MBD patient.(More)
Homocysteine level can lead to adverse effects on the brain white matter through endothelial dysfunction, microstructural inflammation, and neurotoxin effects. Despite previously observed associations between elevated homocysteine and macroscopic structural brain changes, it is still unknown whether microstructural associations of homocysteine on brain(More)
A 51-year-old right-handed amateur golfer has developed fasciculations in the left first dorsal interosseous muscle for 3 weeks. He did not have any pain or motor or sensory deficit. The nerve conduction study and electromyography showed that he had mononeuropathy of the deep palmar branch of the ulnar nerve in his left palm. The forceful grasp of golf club(More)
Patients with posterior cortical atrophy (PCA) who present with initial symptoms of higher visual function deficits eventually develop alexia, aphasia, and components of Balint's syndrome or Gerstmann's syndrome. Recently, pathological findings were reported for these patients that are generally suggestive of Alzheimer's disease even though(More)
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