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  • Jun-Ichi Kira
2014

The actual state and problems in neurology training in medical schools

Taniwaki, T., Inuzuka, T., Yoshii, F., Aoki, M., Amano, T., Toyoshima, I., Fukutake, T., Hashimoto, Y. & Kira, J. I., 2014, In : Clinical Neurology. 54, 4, p. 335-340 6 p.

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2015

A case of central pontine myelinolysis caused by hypophosphatemia secondary to refeeding syndrome

Yamashita, C., Shigeto, H., Maeda, N., Torii, T., Ohyagi, Y. & Kira, J. I., Jan 1 2015, In : Case Reports in Neurology. 7, 3, p. 196-203 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Citations (Scopus)

A case of chronic progressive motor-dominant multiple mononeuritis associated with primary Sjögren's syndrome

Saitoh, B. Y., Hayashi, S., Kamada, T., Murai, H., Omoto, M. & Kira, J. I., Jan 1 2015, In : Clinical Neurology. 55, 10, p. 753-758 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)

A case of synovitis, acne, pustulosis, hyperostosis, and osteitis (SAPHO) syndrome presenting with hypertrophic pachymeningitis

Shiraishi, W., Hayashi, S., Iwanaga, Y., Murai, H., Yamamoto, A. & Kira, J. I., Feb 15 2015, In : Journal of the Neurological Sciences. 349, 1-2, p. 229-231 3 p.

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3 Citations (Scopus)

Analysis of cerebral lobar microbleeds and a decreased cerebral blood flow in a memory clinic setting

Doi, H., Inamizu, S., Saito, B. Y., Murai, H., Araki, T. & Kira, J. I., Jan 1 2015, In : Internal Medicine. 54, 9, p. 1027-1033 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

11 Citations (Scopus)

Background and trigger factors for neuroimmunological diseases

Kira, J. I., Sep 1 2015, In : Nihon rinsho. Japanese journal of clinical medicine. 73, p. 13-22 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Baló's disease (concentric sclerosis)

Masaki, K. & Kira, J. I., Sep 1 2015, In : Nihon rinsho. Japanese journal of clinical medicine. 73, p. 320-326 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Body weight-based natalizumab treatment in adult patients with multiple sclerosis

Tanaka, M., Kinoshita, M., Foley, J. F., Tanaka, K., Kira, J. & Carroll, W. M., Mar 18 2015, In : Journal of Neurology. 262, 3, p. 781-782 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

18 Citations (Scopus)

CD30 ligand is a new therapeutic target for central nervous system autoimmunity

Shinoda, K., Sun, X., Oyamada, A., Yamada, H., Muta, H., Podack, E. R., Kira, J. I. & Yoshikai, Y., Feb 1 2015, In : Journal of Autoimmunity. 57, p. 14-23 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

11 Citations (Scopus)

Characterization of IgG4 anti-neurofascin 155 antibody-positive polyneuropathy

Ogata, H., Yamasaki, R., Hiwatashi, A., Oka, N., Kawamura, N., Matsuse, D., Kuwahara, M., Suzuki, H., Kusunoki, S., Fujimoto, Y., Ikezoe, K., Kishida, H., Tanaka, F., Matsushita, T., Murai, H. & Kira, J. I., Oct 2015, In : Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology. 2, 10, p. 960-971 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

67 Citations (Scopus)

Copy number variations in multiple sclerosis and neuromyelitis optica

Sato, S., Yamamoto, K., Matsushita, T., Isobe, N., Kawano, Y., Iinuma, K., Niino, M., Fukazawa, T., Nakamura, Y., Watanabe, M., Yonekawa, T., Masaki, K., Yoshimura, S., Murai, H., Yamasaki, R. & Kira, J. I., Nov 2015, In : Annals of Neurology. 78, 5, p. 762-774 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

8 Citations (Scopus)

Decreased serum vitamin D levels in Japanese patients with multiple sclerosis

Niino, M., Sato, S., Fukazawa, T., Masaki, K., Miyazaki, Y., Matsuse, D., Yamasaki, R., Takahashi, E., Kikuchi, S. & Kira, J. I., Jan 1 2015, In : Journal of Neuroimmunology. 279, C, p. 40-45 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

24 Citations (Scopus)

Distinct features of immunoglobulin G2 aquaporin-4 antibody carriers with neuromyelitis optica

Isobe, N., Yonekawa, T., Matsushita, T., Kawano, Y., Masaki, K., Yoshimura, S., Murai, H., Yamasaki, R. & Kira, J-I., May 1 2015, In : Clinical and Experimental Neuroimmunology. 6, 2, p. 154-158 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)

Galectin-1 deficiency improves axonal swelling of motor neurones in SOD1G93A transgenic mice

Kobayakawa, Y., Sakumi, K., Kajitani, K., Kadoya, T., Horie, H., Kira, J. I. & Nakabeppu, Y., Feb 1 2015, In : Neuropathology and Applied Neurobiology. 41, 2, p. 227-244 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

7 Citations (Scopus)

Helicobacter pylori infection might prove the hygiene hypothesis in multiple sclerosis

Kira, J. I., Jun 1 2015, In : Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry. 86, 6, p. 591-592 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

4 Citations (Scopus)

Japanese POEMS syndrome with thalidomide ( J-POST) trial: Study protocol for a phase II/III multicentre, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial

Katayama, K., Misawa, S., Sato, Y., Sobue, G., Yabe, I., Watanabe, O., Nishizawa, M., Kusunoki, S., Kikuchi, S., Nakashima, I., Ikeda, S. I., Kohara, N., Kanda, T., Kira, J. I., Hanaoka, H. & Kuwabara, S., 2015, In : BMJ open. 5, 1, e007330.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

11 Citations (Scopus)

Japan MG Registry Study: A Sophisti- cated Multi-center Study of Myasthe- nia Gravis A sophisticated multi-center Study of Myasthenia Gravis

Murai, H., Utsugisawa, K., Suzuki, S., Nagane, Y., Imai, T., Motomura, M. & Kira, J. I., Dec 1 2015, In : Fukuoka igaku zasshi = Hukuoka acta medica. 106, 12, p. 309-315 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Latitude and HLA-DRB1 alleles independently affect the emergence of cerebrospinal fluid IgG abnormality in multiple sclerosis

Niino, M., Sato, S., Fukazawa, T., Yoshimura, S., Hisahara, S., Matsushita, T., Isobe, N., Yoshida, K., Houzen, H., Miyazaki, Y., Shimohama, S., Kikuchi, S. & Kira, J. I., Aug 25 2015, In : Multiple Sclerosis. 21, 9, p. 1112-1120 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

8 Citations (Scopus)

Multimodal diagnostic approach for limbic encephalitis associated with antivoltage-gated potassium channel complex antibodies

Mukaino, T., Shiraishi, W., Kamada, T., Uehara, T., Yamaguchi, H., Shigeto, H., Akutagawa, N., Yoshimura, T., Murai, H. & Kira, J. I., Aug 1 2015, In : Clinical and Experimental Neuroimmunology. 6, 3, p. 318-320 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Multiphasic acute disseminated encephalomyelitis associated with atypical rubella virus infection

Shinoda, K., Asahara, H., Uehara, T., Miyoshi, K., Suzuki, S. O., Iwaki, T. & Kira, J. I., Feb 17 2015, In : Multiple Sclerosis Journal. 21, 2, p. 252-254 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

3 Citations (Scopus)
1 Citation (Scopus)

Necklace cytoplasmic bodies in hereditary myopathy with early respiratory failure

Uruha, A., Hayashi, Y. K., Oya, Y., Mori-Yoshimura, M., Kanai, M., Murata, M., Kawamura, M., Ogata, K., Matsumura, T., Suzuki, S., Takahashi, Y., Kondo, T., Kawarabayashi, T., Ishii, Y., Kokubun, N., Yokoi, S., Yasuda, R., Kira, J. I., Mitsuhashi, S., Noguchi, S. & 2 others, Nonaka, I. & Nishino, I., May 1 2015, In : Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry. 86, 5, p. 483-489 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

13 Citations (Scopus)

Neuropathology of multiple sclerosis

Masaki, K. & Kira, J. I., Sep 1 2015, In : Nihon rinsho. Japanese journal of clinical medicine. 73, p. 141-149 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Outcomes of pregnancy during interferon beta-1a therapy in Japanese patients with multiple sclerosis: Interim results of a postmarketing surveillance study

Shimizu, Y., Makioka, H., Harada, N., Nakabayashi, S., Saida, T. & Kira, J-I., Nov 1 2015, In : Clinical and Experimental Neuroimmunology. 6, 4, p. 402-408 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

5 Citations (Scopus)

Peripheral blood T cell dynamics predict relapse in multiple sclerosis patients on fingolimod

Song, Z. Y., Yamasaki, R., Kawano, Y., Sato, S., Masaki, K., Yoshimura, S., Matsuse, D., Murai, H., Matsushita, T. & Kira, J. I., Apr 28 2015, In : PloS one. 10, 4, e0124923.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

40 Citations (Scopus)

Pre-admission CHADS2, CHA2DS2-VASc, and R2CHADS2 scores on severity and functional outcome in acute ischemic stroke with atrial fibrillation

Tanaka, K., Yamada, T., Torii, T., Furuta, K., Matsumoto, S., Yoshimura, T., Takase, K. I., Wakata, Y., Nakashima, N., Kira, J. I. & Murai, H., Jul 1 2015, In : Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases. 24, 7, p. 1629-1635 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

20 Citations (Scopus)

Pure dysarthria and dysarthria-facial paresis syndrome due to internal capsule and/or corona radiata infarction

Tanaka, K., Yamada, T., Torii, T., Yoshimura, T., Takase, K. I., Togao, O., Wakata, Y., Hiwatashi, A., Nakashima, N., Kira, J. I. & Murai, H., Oct 7 2015, In : BMC neurology. 15, 1, 184.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Citations (Scopus)

Tumefactive multiple sclerosis and connexin

Masaki, K. & Kira, J. I., Sep 1 2015, In : Nihon rinsho. Japanese journal of clinical medicine. 73, p. 826-834 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2016

A case of cerebrotendinous xanthomatosis mimicking the clinical phenotype of mitochondrial disease with a novel frame-shift mutation (c. 43-44 delGG) in CYP27A1 gene exon 1

Koge, J., Hayashi, S., Yamaguchi, H., Tateishi, T., Murai, H. & Kira, J. I., Jan 1 2016, In : Clinical Neurology. 56, 10, p. 667-671 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)

A case of paroxysmal sympathetic storm after acute disseminated encephalomyelitis and hypoxic encephalopathy responding to clonidine hydrochloride

Shimmura, M., Kawamura, N., Tateishi, T., Shigeto, H., Murai, H. & Kira, J. I., Jan 1 2016, In : Clinical Neurology. 56, 2, p. 108-111 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)

A case of primary central nervous system vasculitis diagnosed by second brain biopsy and treated successfully

Mizuno, Y., Shigeto, H., Yamada, T., Maeda, N., Suzuki, S. O. & Kira, J. I., Jan 1 2016, In : Clinical Neurology. 56, 3, p. 186-190 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Citations (Scopus)

Allergic inflammation leads to neuropathic pain via glial cell activation

Yamasaki, R., Fujii, T., Wang, B., Masaki, K., Kido, M. A., Yoshida, M., Matsushita, T. & Kira, J. I., Nov 23 2016, In : Journal of Neuroscience. 36, 47, p. 11929-11945 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

11 Citations (Scopus)

A nationwide survey of combined central and peripheral demyelination in Japan

Ogata, H., Matsuse, D., Yamasaki, R., Kawamura, N., Matsushita, T., Yonekawa, T., Hirotani, M., Murai, H. & Kira, J. I., Jan 1 2016, In : Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry. 87, 1, p. 29-36 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

31 Citations (Scopus)

A nationwide survey of pediatric acquired demyelinating syndromes in Japan

Yamaguchi, Y., Torisu, H., Kira, R., Ishizaki, Y., Sakai, Y., Sanefuji, M., Ichiyama, T., Oka, A., Kishi, T., Kimura, S., Kubota, M., Takanashi, J., Takahashi, Y., Tamai, H., Natsume, J., Hamano, S., Hirabayashi, S., Maegaki, Y., Mizuguchi, M., Minagawa, K. & 4 others, Yoshikawa, H., Kira, J., Kusunoki, S. & Hara, T., Nov 8 2016, In : Neurology. 87, 19, p. 2006-2015 10 p.

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19 Citations (Scopus)

Antibodies to myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein are uncommon in Japanese opticospinal multiple sclerosis

Ramanathan, S., Sato, S., Matsushita, T., Masaki, K., Yamasaki, R., Dale, R. C., Kira, J. I. & Brilot, F., Jan 1 2016, In : Multiple Sclerosis. 22, 1, p. 127-128 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

3 Citations (Scopus)

Antibodies to myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein are uncommon in Japanese opticospinal multiple sclerosis

Ramanathan, S., Sato, S., Matsushita, T., Masaki, K., Yamasaki, R., Dale, R. C., Kira, J. I. & Brilot, F., Jan 1 2016, In : Multiple Sclerosis. 22, 1, p. 127-128 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

A Potential VEP Biomarker for Mild Cognitive Impairment: Evidence from Selective Visual Deficit of Higher-Level Dorsal Pathway

Yamasaki, T., Horie, S., Ohyagi, Y., Tanaka, E., Nakamura, N., Goto, Y., Kanba, S., Kira, J. I., Tobimatsu, S. & Mandal, P., Jan 1 2016, In : Journal of Alzheimer's Disease. 53, 2, p. 661-676 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

8 Citations (Scopus)

Chondroitin sulfate β-1,4-N-acetylgalactosaminyltransferase-1 (ChGn-1) polymorphism: Association with progression of multiple sclerosis

Saigoh, K., Yoshimura, S., Izumikawa, T., Miyata, S., Tabara, Y., Matsushita, T., Miki, T., Miyamoto, K., Hirano, M., Kitagawa, H., Kira, J. I. & Kusunoki, S., Jul 1 2016, In : Neuroscience Research. 108, p. 55-59 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

7 Citations (Scopus)

Dermatomyositis complicated with asymmetric peripheral neuritis on exacerbation: A case report and literature review

Irie, T., Shigeto, H., Koge, J., Yamaguchi, H., Murai, H. & Kira, J. I., Nov 1 2016, In : Clinical and Experimental Neuroimmunology. 7, 4, p. 373-380 8 p.

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Efficacy of intravenous methylprednisolone pulse therapy in patients with multiple sclerosis and neuromyelitis optica

Yamasaki, R., Matsushita, T., Fukazawa, T., Yokoyama, K., Fujihara, K., Ogino, M., Yokota, T., Miyamoto, K., Niino, M., Nomura, K., Tomioka, R., Tanaka, M., Kawachi, I., Ohashi, T., Kaida, K. I., Matsui, M., Nakatsuji, Y., Ochi, H., Fukaura, H., Kanda, T. & 5 others, Nagaishi, A., Togo, K., Mizusawa, H., Murai, H. & Kira, J. I., Sep 1 2016, In : Multiple Sclerosis. 22, 10, p. 1337-1348 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

15 Citations (Scopus)

Histopathologic Analysis of Retrieved Thrombi Associated with Successful Reperfusion after Acute Stroke Thrombectomy

Hashimoto, T., Hayakawa, M., Funatsu, N., Yamagami, H., Satow, T., Takahashi, J. C., Nagatsuka, K., Ishibashi-Ueda, H., Kira, J. I. & Toyoda, K., Dec 1 2016, In : Stroke. 47, 12, p. 3035-3037 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

49 Citations (Scopus)