Arifumi Hasegawa

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UNLABELLED Numerous animal studies and several clinical studies have shown that calcium channel blockers (CCBs) augment opioid analgesia. We sought to determine whether three CCBs from three L-type subgroups (i.e., L-CCBs) enhanced morphine analgesic effects in healthy volunteers, and whether other effects of morphine (e.g., mood-altering effects) were(More)
437 nuclear power plants are in operation at present around the world to meet increasing energy demands. Unfortunately, five major nuclear accidents have occurred in the past--ie, at Kyshtym (Russia [then USSR], 1957), Windscale Piles (UK, 1957), Three Mile Island (USA, 1979), Chernobyl (Ukraine [then USSR], 1986), and Fukushima (Japan, 2011). The effects(More)
The present study investigated the role of intensive care units (ICU) during disasters, including the responses of our ICU following the Great East Japan Earthquake on March 11, 2011. Our ICU comprises 8 beds for postoperative inpatients and those with rapidly deteriorating conditions; 20 beds in an emergency unit for critically ill patients; and 17 beds(More)
INTRODUCTION Computed tomography (CT) can detect subtle organ injury and is applicable to many body regions. However, its interpretation requires significant skill. In our hospital, emergency physicians (EPs) must interpret emergency CT scans and formulate a plan for managing most trauma cases. CT misinterpretation should be avoided, but we were initially(More)
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