Hidemiki Sasaki

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It is important to evaluate the severity and extent of cardiac rejection in heart transplantations. Eight heterotopic heart transplantations using mongrel dogs were performed, and gated magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the donor hearts was carried out. High signal intensity was obtained in the rejected myocardium at the time of cardiac rejection,(More)
It is important to evaluate the severity and extent of cardiac rejection in heart transplantation. Six heterotopic heart transplantation models in the peritoneal cavity were prepared with 12 adult mongrel dogs and in vivo imaging of the donor heart was performed using gated magnetic resonance imaging, (MRI) and Gd-DTPA contrast enhancement. In cardiac(More)
It is important in heart transplantation to evaluate precisely the extent and location of cardiac rejection. At present, right ventricular endomyocardial biopsy has been used as the gold standard, however, establishment of noninvasive, simple, and easy diagnostic procedure is desired. The canine donor heart, in which atrial septal defect and tricuspid(More)
Long-term follow-up of kidney donors is needed not only for the individual donor's benefit but also to establish analyzable databases to improve the selection criteria for future donors. We collected data including the date of transplantation, the date of the last follow-up, donor's age, sex, their relationship to the recipient, renal function, proteinuria,(More)
The effect of the inspiratory flow rate during deep inspiration on the regulation of bronchomotor tone was studied in nine normal and 22 asthmatic subjects. Changes in bronchial tone were assessed by respiratory resistance measured by an oscillation method. In normal subjects with bronchoconstriction induced by methacholine a rapid deep inspiration reduced(More)
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