Kikuko Suga

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This case report describes a successful anesthetic management of a 74-year-old patient with a giant bulla and pulmonary dysfunction during off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (OPCAB). BiPAP Vision with a laryngeal mask airway (LMA) was used for intraoperative respiratory management. General anesthesia was induced with propofol. After insertion of a LMA(More)
It remains unknown whether application of nasal high flow (NHF) is effective after liberation from non-invasive ventilation (NIV). This study was aimed at investigating the effect of NHF in patients ready for weaning from NIV. With institutional ethic committee approval, patients receiving NIV due to hypoxemic respiratory failure for more than 24 hours were(More)
Spinal cord injury (SCI) is a rare disease that offers challenges to anesthesiologists, while laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) has become common in recent years. We report a case of adult patient with chronic high SCI who underwent LC. A 62-year-old man, a known case of cervical SCI, was presented for LC. Anesthetic problems included circulatory and(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to reveal the mechanism of improved arterial oxygenation by measuring the changes in oxygenation before and after initiation of left heart bypass (LHB) during one-lung ventilation (OLV) for thoracic aortic surgery. DESIGN Prospective, observational study. SETTING Single-institution, private hospital. PARTICIPANTS(More)
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