Kazumi Takaishi

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BACKGROUND Propofol causes vasodilation via endothelium-dependent and -independent mechanisms. Because endothelial function is impaired with aging, the effects of propofol on endothelium-dependent vasodilation might be altered by aging. The aim of this study was thus to determine the effects of aging on vascular responses to propofol. METHODS Young (4-6(More)
For anesthetic management during renal transplantation, it is necessary to maintain the blood flow and function of the transplanted kidney by performing massive fluid management and stabilizing blood pressure. We report anesthetic management for renal transplantation with a less-invasive circulatory monitoring system (Edwards Life Sciences Co., Ltd.,(More)
J waves appear on an electrocardiogram as an elevation of the J point in the terminal portion of the QRS complex. J waves are often benign, but may be associated with malignant ventricular arrhythmias. In some cases, such problems appear to have been precipitated by propofol infusions. We observed a sudden increase in J waves and profound hypotension(More)
A 22-year-old man with mental disabilities with the history of neuroleptic malignant syndrome and heat stroke was scheduled for dental treatment under general anesthesia. Heat stroke and neuroleptic malignant syndrome are related to malignant hyperthermia. We suggested the patient and family to undergo preoperative screening tests for malignant hyperthermia(More)
The report deals with two cases of eosinophilic pustular folliculitis in a 45-year-old man and a 25-year-old woman. After their conditions failed to respond to oral and topical corticosteroids, minocycline, anti-allergic drugs, aspirin and several types of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, good results were obtained with acemetacin.
BACKGROUND Recent studies have shown that strict perioperative blood glucose management may reduce mortality and morbidity in critically ill adult patients. The purpose of this study was to assess the accuracy and efficacy of the intraoperative application of a newly developed, next-generation artificial endocrine pancreas (STG-55, Nikkiso Co., Ltd., Tokyo,(More)
A 17-year-old man with fracture of the mandible underwent open fixation under general anesthesia. He was an athlete of the rugby suffering the fracture in a match. His preoperative physical examinations were normal except for I degrees atrioventricular block on electrocardiogram (ECG). During anesthesia, atrioventricular dissociation and frequent premature(More)
BACKGROUND We investigated the effects of the imidazoline-derived α2-adrenoceptor agonist clonidine on vascular adenosine triphosphate-sensitive potassium (K(ATP)) channel activity in rat vascular smooth muscle cells and recombinant vascular K(ATP) channels transiently expressed in COS-7 cells. METHODS Using the patch-clamp method, we investigated the(More)
Previous studies have shown that local anesthetics have various effects on nitric oxide (NO) production, but the mechanisms remain unclear. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of local anesthetics on NO production and 2-amino-5-guanidinopentanoic acid (l-arginine) uptake in one cell line. Cultured bovine aortic endothelial cells (BAEC)(More)