Yoshichika Yamashita

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Apathy is defined as lack of feeling, emotion, or concern. The objective of this study was to examine the frequency of apathy after a first-ever stroke and to prospectively study the impact of apathy on functional recovery. The patients enrolled in this study had the following characteristics: (i) they had experienced a first ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke;(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Lymphotoxin alpha (LTA), one of the tumor necrosis factor family proteins, is an important proinflammatory cytokine and appears to play a putative role in the inflammatory process of atherosclerosis. Recent genetic studies have suggested that variations in the gene encoding LTA, which affect its expression and biological function, may(More)
A successful attempt using the onlay fundic patch method for treatment of spontaneous rupture of the esophagus (SRE) was reported. A 38-year old male presented with left chest pain and a preoperative diagnosis of SRE was made. Surgery was performed 16 hours after the onset of symptoms and a 3 cm esophageal tear just above the level of the diaphragmatic(More)
Ascending projections from the substantia innominata (SI) may have an important role in the regulation of cerebral blood flow (CBF). However, several reports have suggested that unilateral lesion of the SI does not affect CBF autoregulation. On the other hand, it is also reported that several cortical and subcortical functions may be regulated not only by(More)
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