Yoshihisa Naka

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PURPOSE The effect of endovascular treatment for vasospasm was investigated by analysing the results of patients treated in Wakayama City in 1994. MATERIALS AND METHODS Ninety nine patients with ruptured cerebral aneurysms, who survived more than one week and were treated in Wakayama City in 1994, were studied. Twenty five patients caused symptomatic(More)
The first morphological evidence of the existence of adrenergic receptors (alpha 1, alpha 2 and beta) within the vascular walls of the central nervous system were presented using the in vitro receptor autoradiographic technique. In the rat pial arteries all three types of adrenergic receptors were demonstrated, whereas the human pial arteries failed to show(More)
The distribution of nerve fibers in the cerebral veins was studied by catecholamine fluorescence simultaneously with acetylcholinesterase (AChE) histochemistry. A comparison of nerve fibers in the cerebral arteries was made. The ultrastructure of terminal boutons in the veins fixed with potassium permanganate was also studied. In the adventitia of the(More)
Vasopressin-immunoreactive nerve fibers were demonstrated in the cerebral pial arteries by peroxidase immunohistochemistry. In the large pial artery (proximal part of the middle cerebral artery), they ran longitudinally to the long axis of the vessel. They ran in a spiral pattern in the distal part of the middle cerebral artery. Even in small arteries,(More)
The role of the central 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) neuron system in cerebral microcirculation of the rat was examined by immunohistochemical and hydrogen clearance methods. Immunohistochemical studies demonstrated 5-HT-immunoreactive nerve fibers along intraparenchymal blood vessels (arterioles, capillaries, and venules). Ultrastructural observation(More)
The site of action of neuropeptide Y (NPY), a potent vasoconstrictive neurotransmitter, on the intraparenchymal blood vessels in the rat parietal cortex was demonstrated using a corrosion cast technique with scanning electron microscopy. Our observations were confined to the cortical area where the regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF) had been reduced(More)
The superior cervical ganglion (SCG) of rats was transplanted into their own parietal cortex. Four weeks after implantation, catecholamine histofluorescence revealed many transplanted catecholamine cells in the cortex. However, no fibers extended from the transplanted tissue to the cerebral cortex. In a second group of rats which had been pretreated with(More)
The role of intracortical vasoactive intestinal polypeptide (VIP)-containing neurons in the regulation of cortical blood flow was investigated in rats by immunohistochemical and hydrogen clearance methods. Immunohistochemical studies revealed an intimate association between intracortical VIP-containing neurons and small blood vessels. Intracortical(More)
The density and distribution pattern of aminergic nerve fibers in intracranial and extracranial veins were compared by means of catecholamine histofluorescence studies. Extracranial veins (internal jugular, inferior caval, portal, renal, internal iliac, and femoral veins) showed quite a uniform distribution pattern. Large veins (jugular, caval, renal, and(More)
To supplement catecholamine deficit in the brain with Parkinson disease, we have aimed to transplant the superior cervical ganglion (SCG), which contains norepinephrine and dopamine, into the brain. 1. Transplantation of SCG into rat cerebral cortex SCG was transplanted into the same rat's parietal cortex. Three weeks after the transplantation,(More)