Atsushi Omura

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The purposes of the review are to: a) Provide a comprehensible introduction of the-state-of-the-art sciences of solubility and dissolution, b) introduce typical technologies to assess solubility and dissolution, and c) propose the best practice strategy. The theories of solubility and dissolution required in drug discovery were reviewed especially from the(More)
BACKGROUND When treating dissecting aneurysm of the thoracoabdominal aorta surgically in patients with Marfan syndrome, we have usually performed graft replacement- including the entire thoracoabdominal aorta and reconstruction of all visceral branches, even if dilatation is mild in some segments-to avoid further aortic operations in the follow-up period.(More)
OBJECTIVE Paraplegia from spinal cord ischemia remains an unresolved complication in thoracoabdominal aortic surgery, with high morbidity and mortality. This study investigated postoperative effects of systemic blood pressure augmentation during ischemia. METHODS Spinal cord ischemia was induced in rabbits by infrarenal aortic occlusion for 15 minutes(More)
OBJECTIVE Recent advancements in total aortic arch replacement achieved by our approach were presented. METHODS From January 2002 to December 2010, 321 consecutive patients (mean age 69.8 ± 13.3 years) underwent total arch replacement through a median sternotomy at our institute. Aortic dissection was present in 94 (28.3%) patients and shaggy aorta in 36(More)
OBJECTIVE The technical details of total arch replacement using antegrade cerebral perfusion are presented. METHODS From January 2002 to May 2012, 423 consecutive patients (mean age, 69.2 ± 13.1 years) underwent total arch replacement using antegrade selective cerebral perfusion through a median sternotomy. Acute aortic dissection was present in 81(More)
BACKGROUND Despite the positive clinical results of valve-sparing aortic root replacement, little is known about the causes of reoperations and the modes of failure. METHODS From October 1999 to June 2010, 101 patients underwent valve-sparing aortic root replacement using the David reimplantation technique. The definition of aortic root repair failure(More)
A 66-year-old man, who was a passenger in a car involved in a low-speed head-on motor vehicle accident, was rushed to our hospital. His abdomen was tender and distended. An enhanced computed tomography scan showed a massive retroperitoneal hematoma, and its three-dimensional imaging revealed an active leak of the contrast medium from the aortic bifurcation.(More)
BACKGROUND We present a single center's experience of secondary interventions after thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR). METHODS One hundred and forty-seven patients underwent TEVAR at our institution between 2000 and 2012. A total of 26 patients (19 male, mean age 68.4 ± 12.7 years), including 7 patients with primary TEVAR at other centers,(More)
OBJECTIVES We present our experience of total aortic arch replacement. METHODS Twenty-nine patients (21 males and 8 females; mean age 63.3 ± 13.3 years) with extended thoracic aortic aneurysms underwent graft replacement. The pathology of the diseased aorta was non-dissecting aneurysm in 11 patients, including one aortitis and aortic dissection in 18(More)
OBJECTIVES This report describes our experience with surgical management of aorta-related infections. METHODS From November 1999 to April 2013, 70 patients underwent surgical management for aorta-related infection, including aortobronchial fistula in 12 patients, aorto-oesophageal fistula in 14 and aortoduodenal fistula in 4. The location of infection was(More)