Kunihiko Yamamoto

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Dear editor Insufficient pulmonary blood flow through a right ventricle-to-pulmonary artery conduit following the Norwood procedure is remediable by adding a modified Blalock–Taussig shunt (MBTS). 1 First, however, perioperative hypoxemia must be managed. Veno-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VV-ECMO) is likely to be a useful method for(More)
PURPOSE The general dexmedetomidine (DEX) concentration required for sedation of intensive care unit patients is considered to be approximately 0.7 ng/mL. However, higher DEX concentrations are considered to be required for sedation and/or pain management after major surgery using remifentanil. We determined the DEX concentration required after major(More)
The amphidromous sculpin Cottus pollux small-egg type (SE) is an endemic species in rivers that flow into the Pacific Ocean on the east side of Honshu Island, Japan. However, our molecular genetic and morphological analyses using recently collected specimens showed that C. pollux SE inhabits some rivers flowing into the Sea of Japan, where this species is(More)
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