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Extensive deployment of the stented elephant trunk is associated with an increased risk of spinal cord injury.
OBJECTIVE Thoracic aortic aneurysm repair with the stented elephant trunk technique seems to be associated with an increased risk of spinal cord injury. We investigated whether severe atherosclerosisExpand
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Clinical and epidemiologic analysis of giant cell (temporal) arteritis from a nationwide survey in 1998 in Japan: the first government-supported nationwide survey.
OBJECTIVE To elucidate epidemiologic and clinical manifestations of Japanese patients with giant cell arteritis (GCA), the first nationwide survey for GCA was conducted in 1998 in Japan. METHODSExpand
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Long-term results of aortic valve regurgitation after repair of ruptured sinus of valsalva aneurysm.
BACKGROUND We reviewed our 35-year-experience to investigate the determinants of long-term results of aortic valve regurgitation (AR) after surgical repair of ruptured sinus of Valsalva aneurysmsExpand
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Surgical results for active endocarditis with prosthetic valve replacement: impact of culture-negative endocarditis on early and late outcomes.
OBJECTIVE Surgical treatment of active infective endocarditis requires not only hemodynamic repair, but also special emphasis on the eradication of the infectious focus to prevent recurrence. ThisExpand
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Autologous transplantation of peripheral blood endothelial progenitor cells (CD34+) for therapeutic angiogenesis in patients with critical limb ischemia.
AIM Intramuscular injection of endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) may constitute an alternative treatment strategy for patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI). We performed transplantations ofExpand
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Naloxone lowers cerebrospinal fluid levels of excitatory amino acids after thoracoabdominal aortic surgery.
OBJECTIVE Although naloxone has been used to prevent ischemic spinal cord injury (SCI), its effect on excitatory amino acids (EAAs) has not been understood. We investigated the clinical significanceExpand
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Coronary artery bypass surgery in patients with abdominal aortic aneurysm: detection and treatment of concomitant coronary artery disease.
OBJECTIVES Complication due to coronary artery disease (CAD) is a major cause of mortality in the surgical treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). The purpose was to show 1) the incidence ofExpand
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Distribution of arterial involvement in thromboangiitis obliterans (buerger’s disease): Results of a study conducted by the Intractable Vasculitis syndromes research group in Japan
The clinical profile of thromboangiitis obliterans (TAO) has been changing. The purpose of this study was to clarify the distribution of arterial involvement in this disease, based on a nationwideExpand
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