Haruo Hattori

Kyoto University, Kyoto, Kyoto-fu, Japan

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Publications (51)136.38 Total impact

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    ABSTRACT: A female infant with hypoproteinemia and coagulopathy associated with hypertyrosinemia was successfully treated with living-related liver transplantation (LRLT). On the 12th day of life plasma amino acid analysis revealed a marked elevation of tyrosine, so the patient was fed on a low-tyrosine and low-phenylalanine diet. However, hepatosplenomegaly. hypotonia, alopecia, eczema and psychomotor delay did not improve and recurrent episodes of disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) caused her condition to deteriorate. Liver biopsy on the 230th day revealed marked fatty change accompanied by mild to moderate cholestasis. Therefore. LRLT from her father was performed on the 286th day resulting in improvement of all the aforementioned signs and symptoms. Despite a thorough examination, no diagnosis of a known disorder could be established. However, her elder brother had also been born with severe hypoproteinemia and coagulopathy, and died of DIC on the second day of life. Thus, the disorder is designated as a new entity, namely ‘congenital hypoproteinemia and coagulopathy associated with hypertyrosinemia’.
    No preview · Article · Oct 2007 · Pediatrics International
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    ABSTRACT: Although embryonic stem (ES) cells are capable of unlimited proliferation and pluripotent differentiation, effective preparation of neural stem cells from ES cells are not achieved. Here, we have directly generated under the coculture with dissociated primary neurosphere cells in serum-free medium and the same effect was observed when ES cells were cultured with conditioned medium of primary neurosphere culture (CMPNC). ES-neural stem cells (NSCs) could proliferate for more than seven times and differentiate into neurons, astrocytes, and oligodendrocytes in vitro and in vivo. The responsible molecule in CMPNC was confirmed by matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry, which turned out to be cystatin C. Purified cystatin C in place of the CMPNC could generate ES-NSCs efficiently with self-renewal and multidifferentiation potentials. These results reveal the validity of cystatin C for generating NSCs from ES cells.
    Full-text · Article · May 2006 · Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
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    ABSTRACT: We report here a boy with epilepsy and congenital heart defect, complicated postoperatively by complete atrioventricular (A-V) block caused by an adverse effect of carbamazepine (CBZ). He had been taking CBZ for 7 years to treat complex partial seizures. He also had endocardial cushion defect and first-degree A-V block, and underwent cardiac surgery at the age of 17 years. The postoperative course was unremarkable except transient complete left bundle branch block occuring one day after the surgery. Oral CBZ (400 mg per day) was continued. Five days after the surgery, bradycardia (20 beats per minute) suddenly developed, and electrocardiography (ECG) showed complete A-V block. Pervenous pacing was begun, and the heart rate gradually recovered. CBZ was discontinued on the suspicion that it caused the arrhythmia, although its serum level was estimated to be within the therapeutic range (4 to 5 microg/ml). He underwent pervenous pacing for 12 days. He was discharged 27 days after the surgery, when ECG returned to first-degree A-V block. In this case, the cardiac conduction system was affected by an adverse effect of CBZ, in combination with the preoperative first-degree A-V block and the effects of cardiac surgery, resulting in complete A-V block. Although reports of similar cases are scarce, caution should be made in prescribing CBZ to patients who either have cardiac conduction abnormalities or undergo cardiac surgery.
    No preview · Article · Jun 2005 · No to hattatsu. Brain and development
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    ABSTRACT: While there is an abundance of literature describing the association of chromosome aberrations with epilepsy, only a few refer to the detailed features of epilepsy. It is important to investigate the associations between specific chromosome abnormalities and features of epilepsy to identify genes involved in epilepsy and treat them more effectively. We investigated the correlation between specific chromosome aberrations and epilepsy by sending questionnaires to the members of Kyoto Multi-institutional Study Group of Pediatric Neurology. Seventy-six patients were collected from 10 institutions. Chromosome abnormalities included: Down syndrome (n = 19); Angelman syndrome (n = 8); Prader-Willi syndrome (n = 4); 4p- syndrome (n = 3); 1q- syndrome (n = 2); 5p- syndrome (n = 2); Miller-Dieker syndrome (n = 2); 18q- syndrome; (n = 2); Klinefelter syndrome; (n = 2); and 32 other individual chromosomal aberrations. Overall, the severity of mental retardation correlated with the severity of epilepsy. We could abstract characteristic features of epilepsy in some syndromes. In Angelman and Prader-Willi syndromes, febrile seizures occurred frequently, the onset of epilepsy was in early childhood and seizure phenotype was multiple. Paroxysmal discharge of the occipital region and diffuse high voltage slow wave on electroencephalography were characteristic in Angelman syndrome. In Down syndrome, West syndrome and focal epilepsy were common and the prognosis of epilepsy in West syndrome with Down syndrome was good. In 4p- syndrome, febrile seizures were often seen, and unilateral or generalized clonic or tonic-clonic status epilepticus were characteristic. For the other chromosomal aberrations investigated here, the patient numbers were too small to abstract common features of epilepsy.
    Full-text · Article · Apr 2005 · Brain and Development
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    ABSTRACT: Our objective was to investigate brain MR imaging findings and the utility of diffusion-weighted (DW) imaging in organ transplant patients who developed neurologic symptoms during tacrolimus therapy. Brain MR studies, including DW imaging, were prospectively performed in 14 organ transplant patients receiving tacrolimus who developed neurologic complications. In each patient who had abnormalities on the initial MR study, a follow-up MR study was performed 1 month later. Apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) values on the initial MR study were correlated with reversibility of the lesions. Of the 14 patients, 5 (35.7%) had white matter abnormalities, 1 (7.1%) had putaminal hemorrhage, and 8 (57.1%) had normal findings on initial MR images. Among the 5 patients with white matter abnormalities, 4 patients (80.0%) showed higher than normal ADC values on initial MR images, and all showed complete resolution on follow-up images. The remaining 1 patient (20.0%) showed lower than normal ADC value and showed incomplete resolution with cortical laminar necrosis. Diffusion-weighted imaging may be useful in predicting the outcomes of the lesions of tacrolimus-induced neurotoxicity.
    No preview · Article · Jun 2003 · European Radiology
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    ABSTRACT: Macrophage activation syndrome is the most common cause of death in children with systemic juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. We present a first patient with systemic juvenile rheumatoid arthritis in which acute necrotizing encephalopathy developed as a complication of macrophage activation syndrome but not of Reye's syndrome. The suspected mechanism of this lethal complication is discussed.
    No preview · Article · May 2002 · Pediatric Neurology
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    ABSTRACT: Central pontine myelinolysis (CPM) is a demyelinating disorder of unknown origin that almost exclusively affects the central portion of the basis pontis, and is one of the fatal neurological complications after liver transplantation. We describe two children with CPM detected incidentally after liver transplantation. To our knowledge, this is the first report of CPM diagnosed antemortem in children who had undergone liver transplantation. In our patients, there were no clinical manifestations associated with CPM. We conclude that, including silent cases such as our patients, CPM may be more prevalent than previously appreciated following liver transplantation.
    No preview · Article · May 2002 · Brain and Development
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    ABSTRACT: We report a 14-year-old boy with X-linked agammaglobulinemia (XLA) complicated by isolated non-progressive myelitis caused by Coxsackie virus B1. Despite the absence of immunoglobulin supplement and persistence of the virus for the initial 2 years, motor impairment did not show any progression for 3 years. This report shows that the prognosis of central nervous system infection in XLA is not determined by immunoglobulin levels alone, and that it is not always progressive or fatal. The balance between host immunity and the virulence of the causative virus may be involved in the prognosis of meningoencephalitis in XLA.
    No preview · Article · Apr 2002 · Brain and Development
  • M Ito · H Aiba · K Hashimoto · S Kuroki · K Tomiwa · T Okuno · H Hattori · T Go · H Sejima · S Dejima · [...] · N Miki · H Noma · K Oguro · N Ozaki · A Tamamoto · T Matsubara · T Miyajima · T Fujii · Y Konishi · H Hojo ·
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    ABSTRACT: Most Japanese pediatric neurologists attempt other treatments before using adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) therapy for West syndrome (WS), and even then, they use only a low-dose synthetic ACTH to avoid serious adverse effects. In this multi-institutional study, the authors analyzed the initial effects, adverse effects, and long-term outcome in patients treated with low-dose synthetic ACTH in Japan. The medical records of 138 patients with WS, who were treated with low-dose synthetic ACTH therapy for the first time at the authors' institutions between 1989 and 1998, were analyzed. At the end of ACTH therapy, excellent effect on seizures was noted in 106 of 138 (76%) patients, good effect in 23 (17%), and poor effect in 9 (7%). Initial effects on EEG were excellent in 53 of 138 (38%) patients, good in 76 (55%), and poor in 9 (7%). As for seizure prognosis at the time of follow-up, 51 of 99 (52%) patients were seizure-free, whereas 48 (48%) patients had seizures. Mental outcome was normal in 6 of 98 (6%) patients, mild mental retardation in 16 (16%), moderate mental retardation in 26 (27%), and severe mental retardation in 50 (51%). The initial effects of ACTH on seizures and long-term outcome were not dose dependent (daily dosage 0.005 to 0.032 mg/kg, 0.2 to 1.28 IU/kg; total dosage 0.1 to 0.87 mg/kg, 4 to 34.8 IU/kg). The severity of adverse effects correlated with total dosage of ACTH, and the severity of brain volume loss due to ACTH correlated well with the daily dosage and total dosage of ACTH. Low-dose synthetic ACTH therapy is as effective for the treatment of WS as the higher doses used in previous studies. The dosage of synthetic ACTH used in the treatment of WS can be decreased as much as possible to avoid serious adverse effects.
    No preview · Article · Feb 2002 · Neurology
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    ABSTRACT: On a database of the Japanese medical literature between 1970 and 2000, there were 29 patients with West syndrome showing spontaneous remission. In 25/29 (86%) of the patients, spontaneous remission was preceded by viral infections, among which exanthema subitum predominated. In 16/29 (55%), the spasms recurred a median of 2 months later. However, some of the remaining infants attained lasting remission of the spasms. This link between viral infections and spontaneous remission suggests immuno-inflammatory processes underlie West syndrome in certain patients. Better understanding of such mechanisms may lead to a new therapeutic approach to West syndrome.
    No preview · Article · Dec 2001 · Brain and Development
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    ABSTRACT: Ehlers-Danlos syndrome type IV is of special interest to neurologists because of the risk of cerebrovascular complications. We describe a 5-year-old female with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome type IV, demonstrating multiple intracranial aneurysms and right middle cerebral artery stenosis. The diagnosis of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome type IV was confirmed by electron microscopic examination of a skin biopsy. To our knowledge, this is the youngest reported patient with intracranial aneurysms associated with the Ehlers-Danlos syndrome type IV. Ehlers-Danlos syndrome type IV should be considered in the differential diagnosis of cerebrovascular disorder and stroke in early childhood.
    No preview · Article · Nov 2001 · Pediatric Neurology
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    ABSTRACT: We describe a five-month-old male infant with Coffin-Siris syndrome, the so-called Dandy-Walker variant (hypoplasia of the cerebellar vermis with cystic dilatation of the fourth ventricle, but without enlargement of the posterior fossa), and partial agenesis of the corpus callosum. Dandy-Walker malformation and mega cisterna magna, but not Dandy-Walker variant, have been reported in Coffin-Siris syndrome. The presence of Dandy-Walker variant in the infant we described confirms that the full continuum of the Dandy-Walker complex can occur in Coffin-Siris syndrome. The yet unidentified gene(s) for the syndrome may be related to the development of the hindbrain.
    No preview · Article · Apr 2001 · American Journal of Medical Genetics
  • Haruo Hattori · Tohru Yorifuji
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    ABSTRACT: We reported a 15-year-old boy with idiopathic hypoparathyroidism who presented with paroxysmal kinesigenic choreoathetosis at age 10. Calcium levels were low and intact parathyroid hormones were undetectable in serum. Computed tomography showed calcifications in the basal ganglia, thalamus, and cerebral white matter. He had a history of infantile convulsions with a benign outcome. The convulsions occurred in clusters at age 2.5 months, but they never recurred. This patient's clinical features were phenotypically indistinguishable from those of infantile convulsions and choreoathetosis (ICCA) syndrome
    No preview · Article · Nov 2000 · Brain and Development
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    ABSTRACT: We report seven families and two sporadic cases in which benign infantile convulsions and paroxysmal kinesigenic choreoathetosis were co-segregated. Clinical investigations included physical and neurological examinations, blood electrolyte values, interictal and ictal electroencephalograms, and computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging of the brain. The family pedigree was confirmed and the clinical history of the relatives was obtained. Seventeen individuals developed infantile convulsions followed by paroxysmal dyskinesias during childhood or adolescence. Six had only infantile convulsions, and two had only paroxysmal dyskinesias. The seizures never persisted into childhood or recurred in adulthood. The seizure type was a complex partial seizure, with or without secondary generalization, in nine of 14 patients. Paroxysmal dyskinesias, a subgroup of paroxysmal kinesigenic choreoathetosis, occurred for less than 5 min. The attacks of dyskinesias began at age 5-12 years in most patients, and tended to remit in adulthood. The mode of inheritance was apparently autosomal dominant in four of the families (17 affected individuals), who were diagnosed with ICCA syndrome (infantile convulsions and paroxysmal choreoathetosis). However, the condition occurred only among siblings in three families (six patients), and sporadically in two patients, suggesting genetic heterogeneity in this distinct co-segregation.
    No preview · Article · Nov 2000 · Brain and Development
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    ABSTRACT: We report a patient with ‘Leukoencephalopathy with swelling and a discrepantly mild clinical course’, an entity of leukoencephalopathy recently clarified. Our patient presented with complex partial seizures in addition to characteristic radiological findings and clinical course. A review of the literature revealed that this new neurodegenerative disease complicates epilepsy in more than half of the patients, and that partial components in the seizure symptomatology are not infrequent.
    No preview · Article · Oct 2000 · Brain and Development
  • Haruo Hattori · Yoshihisa Higuchi · Masahiro Tsuji
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    No preview · Article · Feb 2000 · Annals of Neurology
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    ABSTRACT: Nitric oxide (NO) produced by inducible NO synthase contributes to ischemic brain damage. However, the role of inducible NO synthase-derived NO on neonatal hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy has not been clarified. We demonstrate here that aminoguanidine, a relatively selective inhibitor of inducible NO synthase, ameliorated neonatal hypoxic-ischemic brain damage and that temporal profiles of NO correlated with the neuroprotective effect of aminoguanidine. Seven-day-old Wister rat pups were subjected to left carotid artery occlusion followed by 2.5 h of hypoxic exposure (8% oxygen). Infarct volumes (cortical and striatal) were assessed 72 h after the onset of hypoxia-ischemia by planimetric analysis of coronal brain slices stained with hematoxylin-eosin. Aminoguanidine (300 mg/kg i.p.), administered once before the onset of hypoxia-ischemia and then three times daily, significantly ameliorated infarct volume (89% reduction in the cerebral cortex and 90% in the striatum; p<0.001). NO metabolites were measured by means of chemiluminescence using an NO analyzer. In controls, there was a significant biphasic increase in NO metabolites in the ligated side at 1 h (during hypoxia) and at 72 h after the onset of hypoxia (p<0.05). Aminoguanidine did not suppress the first peak but significantly reduced the second one (p<0.05), and markedly reduced infarct size in a neonatal ischemic rat model. Suppression of NO production after reperfusion is a likely mechanism of this neuroprotection.
    Full-text · Article · Jan 2000 · Pediatric Research
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    ABSTRACT: A 30-month-old male exhibited marked hypotonia at birth accompanied by respiratory distress necessitating ventilator support. He subsequently demonstrated marked improvement in muscle power. He became independent of the respirator at 21 days of age and was able to sit without support at 11 months and walked alone at 24 months. Histopathologic analysis of the quadriceps femoris muscle confirmed the diagnosis of congenital fiber type of disproportion at 11 months of age. No other studies have described a patient with a severe neonatal form of congenital fiber type of disproportion who demonstrated such clear improvement. Physicians should be aware of this possibility when they interact with such patients and their families.
    No preview · Article · Oct 1999 · Pediatric Neurology
  • Haruo Hattori · Yoshihisa Higuchi · Yuzuru Tashiro

    No preview · Article · Jul 1999 · Journal of Pediatrics
  • Ritsuko Hattori · Haruo Hattori
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    ABSTRACT: Although the frequency of twin births has increased in Japan, little information is available about breastfeeding twins. An intervention of breastfeeding support was implemented to promote breastfeeding for mothers of twins and to compare the factors related to breastfed and formula-fed twins. Eleven Japanese twins-mother pairs received breastfeeding support according to a breastfeeding protocol for twins, and a control group of seven pairs received routine care. Perinatal data were obtained from clinical records for analysis. No significant differences were evident between the two groups in terms of maternal age, gestational age, birthweight, the age at which breastfeeding was initiated, amount of supplementary feeding in hospital, infants' age at discharge, or duration of mothers' hospital stay. At age 3 months, 13 infants in the intervention group were being exclusively breastfed and 9 were almost exclusively breastfed. In the control group 4 infants were almost exclusively and 10 were exclusively formula-fed. The mothers in the intervention group breastfed and expressed milk significantly more frequently than the mothers in the control group during their hospital stay. Mothers of twins face many obstacles in breastfeeding, and health care professionals should offer individualized care and support.
    No preview · Article · Apr 1999 · Birth

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  • 1984-2007
    • Kyoto University
      • • Department of Pediatrics
      • • Department of Pharmacy
      Kyoto, Kyoto-fu, Japan
  • 1992
    • Hyogo Prefectural Amagasaki Hospital
      Amagasaki, Hyōgo, Japan