Kentaro Ejiri

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AIM Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) using extracorporeal life support (ECLS) for in-hospital cardiac arrest (IHCA) patients has been assigned a low-grade recommendation in current resuscitation guidelines. This study compared the outcomes of IHCA and out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) patients treated with ECLS. METHODS A total of 77 patients were(More)
BACKGROUND The serum lipoprotein (a) [Lp(a)] level is genetically determined and remains consistent during a person's life. Previous cohort studies have reported that subjects with a high Lp(a) level are at high risk of cardiac events. METHODS AND RESULTS This study consisted of 410 patients who underwent primary percutaneous coronary intervention within(More)
Transcription levels of the non-specific delta-aminolevulinate synthase (ALAS-N) and heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) in the placenta at the terminal stage of pregnancy were comparable to those in the female adult liver and in the spleen, respectively. Immunohistochemical studies demonstrated that both enzymes were exclusively expressed in the trophoblast. During(More)
Nanoparticles have been used as a novel drug delivery system. Drug-incorporated nanoparticles for local delivery might optimize the efficacy and minimize the side effects of drugs. The efficacy and safety of intratracheal administration of prostacyclin analog (beraprost) -incorporated nanoparticles and imatinib (a PDGF-receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitor)(More)
AIMS Idiopathic/heritable pulmonary arterial hypertension (I/HPAH) carries a poor prognosis despite the therapeutic options available. Patient survival from Western countries has been reported, but data from Asia are scarce. MAIN METHODS We retrospectively reviewed 56 patients with I/HPAH treated at a single referral center in Japan. Survival analyses(More)
BACKGROUND Balloon pulmonary angioplasty (BPA) is an alternative therapy for patients with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension who are ineligible for pulmonary endarterectomy-the standard therapy. Currently, most reported results of BPA are from relatively small cohorts treated at single centers. The present study evaluated the safety and efficacy(More)
Guanidinoethyl sulfonate (GES), a transport antagonist of taurine, was given to pregnant rats from day 11 to 21 of gestation as a 1% solution in drinking water. On day 21 of gestation in GES-treated pregnant rats, the concentration of taurine markedly decreased in the fetal whole body (54% of the control), the fetal liver (37%), the fetal whole brain (87%),(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of the present study was to investigate the impact of the time interval from collapse to return of spontaneous circulation (CPA-ROSC) in cardiac arrest patients and the types of patients who will benefit from therapeutic hypothermia. METHODS Four hundred witnessed adult comatose survivors of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest of cardiac(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) are currently treated with combination therapy of PAH-targeted drugs. Reverse right ventricular (RV) remodeling after lung transplantation (LTx) in patients with end-stage PAH despite combination therapy of PAH-targeted drugs has not been fully elucidated.Methods and Results:A total of 136(More)
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is characterized by elevation of pulmonary artery pressure caused by pulmonary vasoconstriction and vascular remodeling, which leads to right heart failure and death. Epoprostenol (prostaglandin I2) has a potent short-acting vasodilator property, and intravenous continuous epoprostenol is therefore used for treatment of(More)