Yoshiaki Nakabeppu

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We investigated changes in regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF) before and after weight gain in patients with restrictive anorexia nervosa (AN-R) in comparison with findings in normal subjects. We assessed resting rCBF using single photon emission computed tomography with technetium-99m hexamethylpropylene amine oxime in 12 AN-R patients and 11 controls.(More)
BACKGROUND It is possible that psychopathological differences exist between the restricting and bulimic forms of anorexia nervosa. We investigated localized differences of brain blood flow of anorexia nervosa patients using SPECT image analysis with statistic parametric mapping (SPM) in an attempt to link brain blood flow patterns to neurophysiologic(More)
BACKGROUND Sentinel node navigation surgery (SNNS) has recently been introduced for various types of carcinoma. Numerous radioisotopes are used as tracers for SNNS. However, few reports have examined particle sizes of isotope colloids used in SNNS. MATERIALS AND METHODS Tin and phytate colloids were used in the present study. Isotonic sodium chloride and(More)
We encountered a 9-year-old Japanese girl with Alagille syndrome. Her scintigraphic examinations of the liver were performed at the ages of 16 months and 9 years. 99mTc-PMT, a hepatobiliary imaging agent, was distributed homogeneously in the liver at the younger age, but unevenly produced an area of focally increased uptake in the medial segment of the(More)
Subcortical motor nuclei show differential expression of FosB immediate early gene products and specifically deltaFosB after short (8, 19, or 21 days) chronic exposure to typical and atypical neuroleptics represented by haloperidol and clozapine, respectively. We quantitatively examined whether there are light microscopic regional variations in area density(More)
BACKGROUND Chorea-acanthocytosis (ChAc) is an autosomal recessive hereditary disease characterized by neurodegeneration in the striatum and acanthocytosis that is caused by mutations in the VPS13A gene. There are only few reports that studied clinical status of the obligate carriers of ChAc. Clinical courses with follow-up neuroradiological and(More)
This retrospective study was done to examine whether the heterogeneity in primary tumour F-18-fluorodeoxyglucose (18F-FDG) distribution can predict tumour response and prognosis of patients with esophageal cancer treated by chemoradiotherapy (CRT). The enrolled 52 patients with esophageal cancer underwent 18F-FDG-PET/CT studies before CRT. SUVmax, SUVmean,(More)
UNLABELLED The purpose of this study was to clarify the characteristic patterns of the thyroid hormonal changes in Graves' disease during the one-year period after 131I therapy considering that few serial hormonal data during this period are available in the literature. METHODS The levels of serum T3, T4 and FT4 before and during one year were plotted as(More)
The frontal cortex (FrC) and cingulate cortex (CgC) are critical sites for normal cognitive function, as well as cognitive dysfunction in schizophrenia. Thus, modulation of synaptic transmission within these cortical areas may, in part, account for the therapeutic actions of antipsychotic drugs such as haloperidol and clozapine. FosB and DeltaFosB are(More)
Metachromatic leukodystrophy (MLD) is an autosomal recessive lysosomal storage disease caused by a deficiency of arylsulfatase A. MLD is a heterogeneous disease with variable age at onset and variable clinical features. We evaluated a 33-year-old female patient who developed manifestations of disinhibitory behavior. She was diagnosed with MLD by genetic(More)