Kei Fukushima

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Obstruction of the upper airway is a major challenge for anesthesiologists administering general anesthesia in spontaneously breathing children with adenotonsillar hypertrophy. Lateral positioning is a simple treatment for obstructive sleep apnea. In this study, we examined the effects of body position shifting and common airway maneuvers such as chin lift(More)
BACKGROUND Sphingolipids, components of cellular membranes in eukaryotic cells, have roles in the regulation of tumor growth, inflammation, angiogenesis, and immunity. We investigated the effects of dietary glucosylceramides, sphingolipids isolated from rice bran, on tumor growth of human head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. METHODS The tumor cell line(More)
A large cervico-mediastinal tracheal defect in a 72-year-old man as a result of surgery for thyroid carcinoma with tracheal invasion and mediastinal lymph node metastasis was reconstructed using a pectoralis major myocutaneous flap and free costal cartilage grafts. The tracheal defect (55 mm x 30 mm) was located at the thoracic inlet adjacent to the major(More)
OBJECTIVE To introduce our modified procedures of type 1 tympanoplasty and to assess their efficacy. METHODS We modified the surgical procedures of type 1 tympanoplasty and have used these procedures since September 1999. The modified points are enlargement of the facial recess approach, no elevation of the posterior meatal skin and the tympanic annulus,(More)
Given that the nasal discharge of subjects with allergic rhinitis contains IgE, we studied nonspecific IgE potential in nasal discharge as a diagnostic marker for allergic rhinitis. We divided 38 adults into 2 groups, one with 22 with Japanese cedar pollinosis and one with 16 with watery rhinorrhea negative to MAST33. The pollinosis group was exposed to(More)
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