Kyoichi Ogawa

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The surgical treatment of nine patients with infective endocarditis (IE) complicated by annular infection and five with IE complicated by cerebral infarction is described herein. In those with annular infection, after thorough débridement of the infected tissues, valve replacement was performed at the original position in five, at the supraannular position(More)
We present an unusual case of acute type A dissection complicated with severe aortic valve insufficiency caused by prolapse of the tubular intimal flap into the left ventricular outflow tract, which was shown legibly by transesophageal echocardiography in the diastolic phase and by intraoperative macroscopic findings. The dissected ascending aorta was(More)
BACKGROUND Management of acute type A aortic dissection (AADA) complicated by coma remains controversial. We analyzed our experience in managing AADA complicated by coma to determine the relationship of duration of preoperative coma to postoperative neurological recovery. METHODS AND RESULTS Between September 2003 and October 2010, 181 patients with AADA(More)
OBJECTIVES The management of acute type A aortic dissection complicated by coma remains controversial. We previously reported an excellent rate of recovery of consciousness provided aortic repair was performed within 5 hours of the onset of symptoms. This study evaluates the early and long-term outcomes using this approach. METHODS Between August 2003 and(More)
Both the original and modified Fontan procedures are associated with several late complications such as atrial arrhythmias, thromboembolism, and right pulmonary vein compression caused by a markedly enlarged right atrium. We describe herein the case of a patient who underwent conversion of right atrioventricular to total cavopulmonary anastomosis to control(More)
Twenty-four patients with cardiac myxomas consisting of 22 left and 2 right atrial myxomas were operated on. All myxomas were removed with an excision of the attachment walls using a cardiopulmonary bypass. Two myxomas required a partial cardiopulmonary bypass from the femoral vein to the artery prior to operation because they were on the verge of becoming(More)
BACKGROUND Cardiac tamponade is associated with fatal outcomes for patients with acute type A aortic dissection, and the presence of cardiac tamponade should prompt urgent aortic repair. However, treatment of the patient with critical cardiac tamponade who cannot survive until surgery remains unclear. We analyzed our experience of controlled pericardial(More)
Three different methods of injection to obtain digital block anaesthesia were performed on 15 healthy volunteers to evaluate the success and extent of anaesthesia. We found that the traditional transthecal injection technique was inaccurate and the injected agent mainly flowed into the subcutaneous space, and did not remain within the sheath. The deep(More)
Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) was carried out on both knee joints for spontaneous bony ankylosis due to rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Preoperative fixation angles were 40 degrees . First, the peroneal nerve was released prior to TKA. Quadriceps snip was performed to evert the patella laterally. Bilateral TKAs were carried out using a stabilized prosthesis. The(More)
BACKGROUND Several studies have shown that better placement of the acetabular cup and femoral stem can be achieved in total hip arthroplasty (THA) by using the computer navigation system rather than the free-hand alignment methods. However, there have been no comparisons of the relevant clinical advantages in using the computer navigation as opposed to the(More)