Katsuyuki Sagishima

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Here, we measured presepsins (PSPs) in four patients with acute kidney injury (AKI) or chronic kidney disease (CKD) and discuss the relationship between PSP and kidney dysfunction. Case 1: an 83-year-old man was admitted to the ICU to manage postoperative respiratory failure with AKI. He had undergone resection for rectal cancer and ileal conduit(More)
BACKGROUND Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) due to Pseudomonas aeruginosa has a high mortality and recurrence rate, especially in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Therefore, new therapeutic strategies against severe pneumonia are needed. This study evaluated the efficacy of aerosolized tobramycin for P. aeruginosa VAP in ARDS(More)
Case: A 13-year-old female patient presented with fever, disturbed consciousness, and convulsion. She had Jeune syndrome with mitral regurgitation and mental retardation. Cerebral hemorrhage, vegetation of mitral valve and poor oral hygiene demonstrated clinical definite diagnosis of IE by Duke Criteria. Bacterial aneurysm would cause to be cerebral(More)
A 20-year-old female survived fulminant myocarditis with 56 hr of non-responsive cardiac arrest and was able to resume a normal life with cardiac resynchronization therapy(CRT). On admission, she had developed cardiogenic shock refractory to pharmacological intervention. Percutaneous cardiopulmonary support was initiated with intraaortic balloon pumping.(More)
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