Makoto Furukawa

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BACKGROUND The alteration of brain extracellular glucose after enteral nutrition (EN) remains unclear. In this study, we used brain microdialysis methods to estimate whether the physiologic elevation of plasma glucose following EN affects brain glucose metabolism of aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) patients. METHODS Brain extracellular glucose,(More)
Trappin-2 (SKALP/elafin), an elastase inhibitor, belongs to a unique family of proteinase inhibitors that are covalently anchored at the site of action through their transglutaminase substrate domain and are collectively called trappins. The transglutaminase substrate domain is therefore called "cementoin moiety". Currently, human, porcine, and bovine(More)
The cross-reactivity of the anti-human D-dimer antibody 1C9-6F10 to the canine D-dimer was evaluated by western blotting using purified canine fibrinogen, fibrin degradation products (XDPs) and plasma from a dog with suspected disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC). The antibody cross-reacted with canine XDPs and plasma from the dog with suspected(More)
AIMS Therapeutic hypothermia appears to improve the outcome of pre-hospital cardio-pulmonary arrest (CPA) in patients with an initial cardiac rhythm of ventricular fibrillation or nonperfusing ventricular tachycardia (VF/VT). Notwithstanding, the outcome of this procedure is certainly difficult to predict based solely on the initial rhythm. The aim of the(More)
This experimental study investigated the effects of long-term hypothermia on the production of interleukin (IL)-8 protein and its mRNA expression in endothelial cells stimulated by lipopolysaccharides (LPS). Human umbilical vein endothelial cells were separated into a non-cooling group (N group: 37°C) and a cooling group (C group: 30°C). These groups were(More)
A case of traumatic hematoma in the basal ganglia that showed deterioration after arrival at the hospital was reported. A 65-year-old man crashed into the wall while riding a motorcycle. His Glasgow coma scale was E3V4M6 and showed retrograde amnesia and slight right motor weakness. Because head CT in the secondary trauma survey showed subarachnoid(More)
BACKGROUND There is no evidence that the advanced airway ventilation (AAV) method improves patient outcome in the pre-hospital cardiac arrest setting. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to estimate the effectiveness of AAV vs. bag-mask ventilation (BMV) for cardiopulmonary arrest (CPA) patients, when administered by a licensed emergency medical(More)
PURPOSE To identify the characteristics of cytokine production from peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) in response to lipopolysaccharide (LPS) in patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). METHODS Blood samples were collected on the first day and 3 days after SAH (n = 12) to measure plasma concentrations of catecholamines, tumor necrosis(More)
Apoptosis and necrosis, two major forms of cell death, can be distinguished morphologically and biochemically. Internucleosomal DNA fragmentation (INDF) is a biochemical hallmark of apoptosis, and caspase-activated DNase (CAD), also known as DNA fragmentation factor 40 kDa (DFF40), is one of the major effector endonucleases. DNase γ, a(More)
The objective was to investigate porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) outbreak that occurred in 2014 in Japan and its effects on herd-level productivity using a data recording system (PigINFO). The study herds were selected from farrow-to-finish herds (n=99) that entered in the PigINFO system between July 2013 and March 2015. From 1 April to 30 June 2014 (PED(More)
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