Yasumichi Koide

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PURPOSE To evaluate the development or worsening of myoclonus in patients receiving gabapentin (GBP). METHODS Clinical charts of 162 patients treated with GBP were reviewed concerning development or worsening of myoclonus. RESULTS We found 3 cases (1.9%) of myoclonus. Two patients had preexisting myoclonus and generalized tonic-clonic seizures, while(More)
A 32-year-old man who had experienced fever and a pulsating headache of the right occipital region for a month and a transient left hemianopia and numbness in the left arm two weeks prior to presentation was admitted to our hospital because of a seizure. Fluid-attenuated inversion recovery and diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed(More)
PURPOSE To delineate chronological changes of cortical hyperexcitability by long-term follow-up of the amplitudes of somatosensory evoked potentials (SEPs) in patients with Japanese Unverricht-Lundborg disease (ULD). METHOD SEPs to median nerve stimulation were repeatedly examined in 7 genetically diagnosed ULD patients with the mean interval of 11.9(More)
OBJECTIVE To elucidate the genetic predisposition of Rasmussen syndrome (RS). METHODS In 29 Japanese patients, we examined the genome sequences of cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated protein 4 (CTLA4), programmed cell-death 1 (PDCD1), and T-bet (TBX21) genes by direct sequencing, and evaluated the significance of SNPs (single nucleotide polymorphism) by(More)
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