Kyota Nakamura

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BACKGROUND Tracheal intubation in patients with suspected neck injuries should achieve two contradicting goals-sufficient laryngeal exposure and the least cervical spine movement. Because the former involves displacements of the cervical vertebrae, intubation under immobilization is widely performed today to prevent exacerbation of spinal code injuries. The(More)
BACKGROUND Direct laryngoscopy along with manual inline stabilization (MIS) is currently the standard care for patients with suspected neck injuries. However, cervical collar immobilization is more commonly performed in the prehospital environment, and its early removal is necessary before intubation. We hypothesized that if usability of Airway Scope (AWS)(More)
Ischemia-reperfusion not only damages the affected organ but also leads to remote organ injuries. Hepatic inflow interruption usually occurs during hepatic surgery. To investigate the influence of liver ischemia-reperfusion on lung injury and to determine the contribution of tidal volume settings on liver ischemia-reperfusion-induced lung injury, we studied(More)
Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma (FAST) is widely used as a first lifesaving step for patients suffering from internal bleeding. Because it may take a long time to transport such patients to a hospital, a wearable and portable tele-echography robot that a paramedic can attach to the patient has been developed. In the current study, experiments(More)
Pneumonia caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa carries a high rate of morbidity and mortality. A lung-protective strategy using low tidal volume (V(T)) ventilation for acute lung injury improves patient outcomes. The goal of this study was to determine whether low V(T) ventilation has similar utility in severe P. aeruginosa infection. A cytotoxic P. aeruginosa(More)
A 63-year-old man with von Recklinghausen disease was transported to the emergency department for swelling and pain of his right neck. Chest X-ray and computed tomography scan showed displacement of the trachea to the left by a tumor mass. Urgent airway management was required and fiberoptic intubation in awake condition was planned. First we pre-scanned(More)
OBJECTIVES Volunteer citizens were recruited to perform simulated emergency calls, and the expressions and content of these telephone calls were analysed to examine risk factors associated with the success or failure of communication. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Six physicians played the role of patients who had various symptoms, such as cerebral stroke and(More)
The Airway Scope AWS-S100® (AWS, Pentax, Tokyo), a rigid video laryngoscope with integrated tube guidance that has recently become commercially available, helped the authors to establish airways in two patients with in-hospital cardiopulmonary arrest, after failed attempts to intubate the patients using the Macintosh laryngoscope (that only commanded the(More)
BACKGROUND Compared to conventional tidal volume ventilation, low tidal-volume ventilation reduces mortality in cased of acute respiratory distress syndrome. The aim of the present study is to determine whether low tidal-volume ventilation reduces the production of inflammatory mediators in the lungs and improves physiological status during hepatic surgery.(More)
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