Yoshiko Mimori

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OBJECTIVE To clarify the characteristic magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings in patients with spinocerebellar ataxia 6 (SCA6) diagnosed by genetic analysis. PATIENTS AND METHODS Using MRI, we examined 10 patients genetically diagnosed as having SCA6 and 40 control subjects. RESULTS The mean (+/-SD) CAG repeat length in 10 patients with SCA6 was(More)
Clinical features of mitochondrial myopathy, encephalopathy, lactic acidosis and stroke-like episodes (MELAS) resemble those of cerebral infarcts, but the pathogenesis of infarct-like lesions is not fully understood. To characterise these infarct-like lesions, we studied two patients with MELAS using diffusion-weighted (DWI) MRI before and after stroke-like(More)
OBJECTIVES To study the prevalence rate of dementia and its subtypes in Japan and to investigate the relationship of risk factors, such as demographic features and disease history, to the prevalence of Alzheimer's disease or vascular dementia. DESIGN A prevalence study within a longitudinal cohort study. SETTING The original Adult Health Study (AHS)(More)
The activities of 5'-nucleotidase, 2'-nucleotidase, alkaline phosphatase, and acid phosphatase were measured in rat and autopsied human brains. The four phosphatases in the rat brain showed little change in activity after death. The activities of adenosine-producing enzymes were compared in various parts of rat and human brains. When phosphatase activity(More)
Chlamydomonas and Tetrahymena axonemal dyneins have previously been found to bind to porcine brain microtubules to produce a microtubule-dynein complex. At appropriate microtubule:dynein concentration, microtubules in the complex became covered to saturation by dynein arms of the same polarity and at a spacing of 24 nm [Haimo et al., 1979; Haimo and Fenton,(More)
BACKGROUND Prospective studies have shown that cognitive impairment is a strong and consistent risk factor of physical disability. However, cognitive impairment has been based on the result of a single screening tool. OBJECTIVE To investigate the role of cognition in the subsequent incidence and decline of functional disability in basic activities of(More)
We reviewed MRI findings in 29 patients with probable multiple system atrophy (MSA) to see whether there were common and or less common neuroradiological findings in the various clinical subtypes. We divided the patients into three clinical subtypes according to initial and predominant symptoms: 14 with olivopontocerebellar atrophy (OPCA), eight with the(More)
The purpose of this study was to assess the relationship between mental fatigue and event-related potentials (ERPs). Six healthy men (mean age: 22 years old) performed a simple calculation for 6 h. Auditory ERPs were recorded before and after the calculating task. The scores of subjective fatigue symptoms were significantly increased, and P300 latency of(More)
QTc intervals were measured using an electrocardiogram and other autonomic function tests, in 66 neuropathy patients with non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (59.0±12.5 years; mean ± SD). The change in R-R interval did not influence the QTc interval, as calculated by the equation: QTc =QT+(1000-R-R)/7 (ms), compared with the conventional Bazett's(More)
We examined correlations between findings on chest high resolution computed tomography (HRCT), pulmonary function and values of serum angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) in 25 patients with sarcoidosis. The most frequent CT features were small nodular opacities. The small nodules, representing the confluence of epithelioid granulomas, are strongly(More)