Hajime Kumagai

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OBJECTIVE We examined the protective effects of the new selective spinal cord cooling by using cold saline infusion into the cross-clamped aorta and a transvertebral cooling pad placed over the lumbar vertebral column from paraplegia caused by ischemic spinal cord injury on thoracoabdominal aortic surgery. METHODS Eighteen rabbits were divided into three(More)
Three types of bamboo pellets as a ruminant feed: P1 (ground bamboo (GB) cultured with the fungus Ceriporiopsis subvermispora (CGB) : soybean curd residue (T) : soy sauce cake (S) in a 5:4:1 ratio on a dry matter (DM) basis); P2 (GB : T : S = 5:4:1 on a DM basis); and P3 (CGB : T : S = 5.5:0.8:3.7 on a DM basis) were prepared. Four wethers were assigned in(More)
Pleuroperitoneal communication is a complication of continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) that can necessitate cessation of CAPD. Hemodialysis was started on a 52-year-old woman and shifted to CAPD 1 month later. However, 18 days after initiation of CAPD, her chest radiograph showed a right-side hydrothorax. Thoracentesis yielded a colorless(More)
The effect of parental genotype and paternal heterosis on litter size (LS), total litter birth weight (TLW) and average litter birth weight (ALW) was analysed utilizing data from a crossbreeding programme involving the exotic German Fawn goats and local Katjang goats in Malaysia. In this study, these traits were regarded as traits of the litter to consider(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aims to evaluate the chemical composition, fermentation quality and in vitro ruminal fermentation of various ratios and storage periods of liquid brewer's yeast (LBY) mixed with cassava pulp (CVP). METHODS Four mixtures of fresh LBY and CVP were made (LBY0, LBY10, LBY20, and LBY30 for LBY:CVP at 0:100, 10:90, 20:80, and 30:70,(More)
This study aimed to evaluate the effect of liquid brewer's yeast (LBY) addition on chemical composition and fermentation quality of mixture of LBY and cassava pulp (CVP) with rice straw (RS) in different ratios during preservation periods. Four mixtures of LBY, CVP and RS were made, that is mixture ratio of LBY : CVP : RS of 0% LBY, 20% LBY, 35% LBY and 50%(More)
Changes in the motor-evoked potential of the spinal cord with transcranial stimulation are monitored for spinal cord function during thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm surgeries. We examined the effects of changes in motor-evoked potential with cold saline injected into the clamped segment of the aorta, and compared the effects to lidocaine and warm saline(More)
Postnephrectomy renal arteriovenous fistula (AVF) with an aneurysmal lesion is a rare clinical entity that may cause high-output heart failure. In this report, we describe the case of a 68-year-old man who had undergone nephrectomy for renal tuberculosis 43 years previously, in whom an acquired large renal AVF presenting as an aneurysm caused congestive(More)
Four wethers were used in a 4 × 4 Latin square design experiment to evaluate the applicability of two types of total mixed ration (TMR) silage with food by-products. Four food by-products (i.e., potato waste, soy sauce cake, soybean curd residue and noodle waste) were obtained and mixed with commercial concentrate (CC) as TMR silage. The two types of TMR(More)
To identify the effects of whole crop maize silage (MS) as a substitute for rice straw (RS) on feed intake and milk production of mid-late lactating buffalo and cattle in Tarai, Nepal, eight Murrah and eight Jersey-Hariana were fed the basal diet, RS (ad libitum) with concentrate (0.68% of bodyweight [BW] on a dry matter [DM] basis). A 4 x 4 Latin square(More)