Koshiro Takano

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Hypothermia and acidosis are secondary causes of trauma-related coagulopathy. Here we report the case of a 72-year-old patient with severe trauma who suffered near-severe hypothermia despite the initiation of standard warming measures and was successfully managed with active intravascular rewarming. The patient was involved in a road traffic accident and(More)
BACKGROUND Splenectomy in patients with liver cirrhosis (LC) is expected to become more common owing to its efficacy on portal hemodynamics. In this report we describe an alarming case of group B streptococcus (GBS) infection after splenectomy in a patient with LC. METHODS A 72-year-old woman with a history of LC was admitted to our emergency department(More)
Squalene is a type of oil obtained from shark liver. We describe a 76-year-old man diagnosed with chronic exogenous lipoid pneumonia due to squalene. A chest CT scan revealed pulmonary consolidation with ground-glass opacities in the right upper lobe. Positron emission tomography (PET) revealed significant uptake of 2-deoxy-2-F-fluoro-d-glucose (FDG) and(More)
Heat stroke is a life-threatening condition requiring immediate initiation of rapid and effective cooling. We report successful cooling with initial intravascular cooling use that rapidly achieved the target temperature with continued normothermia thereafter. A 39-year-old previously healthy man collapsed on a hot, humid day and presented with a disturbance(More)
Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) is extremely rare among paraneoplastic nephrotic syndromes. We herein report a case of lung adenocarcinoma with nephrotic syndrome caused by paraneoplastic FSGS. A 68-year-old man visited our hospital for an evaluation of a right hilar mass on chest radiography and supraclavicular lymphadenopathy. Because an(More)
The American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology Foundation recommends vitamin K1 for warfarin-related coagulopathy. In Japan, vitamin K2 is used more commonly for such purpose. The difference between vitamins K1 and K2 in reversing warfarin-related coagulopathy has not been discussed. Herein, we report a case that was reversed with vitamin K2;(More)
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