Akira Yoshida

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Continuous caudal anesthesia has been commonly used for intra- and post-operative analgesia in infants and children. However, it has a potential risk of bacterial infection, especially in infants in whom the catheter site is easily contaminated with loose stool. To avoid infection, the authors applied a new procedure using subcutaneous tunneling for(More)
DESCRIPTION A previously healthy 8-year-old Japanese girl was admitted to hospital with a 2-day history of repeated vomiting, watery diarrhoea and abdominal pain, and a day's history of fever, complicated by sudden disturbance of consciousness on the day of admission. She was fully vaccinated (excluding a rotavirus vaccine) and had no recent history of(More)
Vasopressin (0.8-1.0 IU), diluted with saline (10 IU vasopressin per 100 ml saline), was selectively injected into the external carotid artery (ECA) to control massive hemorrhage caused by inaccessible serious craniofacial injuries in two patients. This method produced remarkable angiographic vasoconstriction at the involved ECA branches and resulted in(More)
A 26-year-old male presented with transient alpha coma following minor head trauma after a traffic accident. His consciousness disturbance suddenly recovered 3.5 hours later. He had not suffered cardiac arrest before admission, nor was taking any drugs. Magnetic resonance (MR) angiography 6.5 hours after consciousness recovery disclosed persistent primitive(More)
A 6-month-old girl developed bilateal subdural effusion after head injury. She gradually improved after the partial stripping of the membrane of the subdural effusion although postoperative tappings of the subdural fluid were necessary. Thirty nine days after the injury, she suddenly suffered from a massive intraventricular hemorrhage. A cerebral(More)
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