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OBJECTIVE Acute kidney injury is a known major complication of liver transplantation. Previous reports have shown that hypoalbuminemia is associated with an increased risk of acute kidney injury. However, little is known about the relationship between the early postoperative albumin level and acute kidney injury after living donor liver transplantation. The(More)
OBJECTIVE Although E/e´ is prognostic of mortality in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESED), little is known about the prognostic implications of E/e´ following kidney transplant (KT). The objective of this study was to evaluate whether an elevated E/e´ is associated with graft function, postoperative hemodialysis, and overall mortality in end-stage(More)
The maximum rate of pressure rise (dP/dtmax) in radial artery has been proposed as a noninvasive surrogate of aortic dp/dtmax, reflecting left ventricular (LV) contractility in children. The aim of this study was to investigate relationship between aortic and radial dp/dtmax at weaning from cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) and usefulness of these indices for(More)
Donor nephrectomy in living-donor kidney transplantation may result in hyperfiltration injury in remnant kidney; however, its clinical implication in partial recovery of kidney function (PRKF) in remnant kidney and chronic kidney disease (CKD) progression remains unclear. Thus, we investigated the effect of PRKF on CKD development in the residual kidney and(More)
BACKGROUND Nefopam hydrochloride is a centrally acting compound that induces antinociceptive and antihyperalgesic properties in neuropathic pain models. Previous reports have shown that activation of adenosine triphosphate (ATP)-sensitive and calcium-activated potassium (KATP and KCa2+) channels has antiallodynic effects in neuropathic pain. In the present(More)
Kounis syndrome is an acute coronary syndrome concurrently occurs with allergic or hypersensitivity reactions. In patient with this syndrome, inflammatory mediators released due to an allergic reaction implicate to induce coronary artery spasm and atheromatous plaque rupture. We describe a patient with coronary artery disease who developed acute(More)
This study was aimed to evaluate the efficiency of a new mesh-type nebulizer for the intrapulmonary delivery of ipratropium bromide in surgical patients under mechanical ventilation. A total of 20 patients were randomly allocated to receive 0.5 mg ipratropium bromide using either a control (Pariboy SX, Pari, Co., Starnberg, Germany, n = 10) or test (NE-SM1(More)
BACKGROUND Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a primary cause of morbidity and mortality after major abdominal surgery; however, little is known about the effect of anesthetics on the development of AKI after colorectal surgery. The objective of this study was to compare the effects of anesthesia with propofol and sevoflurane on postoperative AKI after colorectal(More)
OBJECTIVE Hypoalbuminemia is known to be independently associated with postoperative acute kidney injury (AKI). However, little is known about the association between the preoperative serum albumin level and postoperative AKI in patients undergoing brain tumor surgery. The authors investigated the incidence of AKI, impact of preoperative serum albumin level(More)
BACKGROUND Although the cuff of tracheal tubes can reduce airflow leakage and prevent aspiration, excessive intracuff pressure can cause tracheal mucosal injury. Robot-assisted laparoscopic surgery (RALS) can increase intracuff pressure by the Trendelenburg position and pneumoperitoneum. The aim of our current study was to investigate the effect of tracheal(More)