H. Midorikawa

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy of a temporary balloon occlusion test for the prevention of paraplegia following transluminally placed endoluminal prosthetic grafts for descending thoracic aortic aneurysms. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Two occlusion balloons were inserted via the brachial and femoral arteries and positioned in the proximal and distal neck of(More)
OBJECTIVE Our purpose was to examine the use of fully supported open stent grafting (OSG) with a Matsui-Kitamura (MK) stent for treatment of distal arch aneurysm (DAA). METHODS Surgery was performed using a newly developed device in seven DAA patients (six men and one woman) from 58 to 86 years of age (mean, 73 years old) from August 2005 to June 2007.(More)
In the present study, we focus on the proliferation of human arterial smooth muscle cells (SMCs) from NIDDM patients (DM-SMCs) to clarify the reactivity to the growth factor(s) in fetal calf serum (FCS) and the factor(s) secreted by T-cells. The proliferation of DM-SMCs was significantly greater than SMCs from nondiabetic patients (nonDM-SMC). DM-SMC(More)
Fifteen patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma were treated by hepatic arterial infusion (HAI). Treatment consisted of a 24-hour continuous HAI of etoposide (60 mg/day, day 1-5), CDDP (30 mg/day, day 1-5) and 5-fluorouracil (250 mg/day, day 1-26). Three patients had two series of infusions. Five patients were treated by transcatheter arterial(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of the present study is to clarify the influence of acute and chronic interruption of blood flow from lumbar arteries as well as the influence of vascular reconstruction on low back pain, back muscles, and lumbar discs. METHODS Subjects were 34 patients with AAA in whom vascular reconstruction was performed. A second group was(More)
We experienced two cases whose low back pain was improved after vascular reconstructive surgery for arteriosclerosis obliterans in the abdominal cavity. Based on these observations, we propose the term "vascular backache" and we discuss possible pathomechanisms underlying this condition. One patient had a stenotic lesion in the lower abdominal aorta and was(More)
Lipoprotein glomerulopathy (LPG) is a novel disease characterized by proteinuria, lipoprotein thrombi in the glomeruli, and increased concentration of plasma apolipoprotein (apo) E. It is believed that a genetic disorder of apo E may be present and associated with the disease. Three patients with LPG were examined in this study. The patients' DNA sequences(More)
A 69-year-old man was transferred to our hospital because of sudden onset precordial pain and dyspnea. Transesophageal echocardiography revealed massive aortic regurgitation, diastolic separation of the closure line of the aortic cusps and prolapsing motion of the cusps during diastolic toward the left ventricular outflow tract. Aortic valve replacement was(More)
We experienced two cases of iatrogenic left main coronary artery stenosis (IOCS) following double (aortic and mitral) valve replacement (DVR). The solid coronary perfusion catheter may attribute IOCS, with grave consequence. There have been no IOCS since the time we exchanged a solid catheter for a soft one. One case, she was successfully treated(More)