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We report a case of severe hyponatremia (Na 82 mEq x l(-1)) during transurethral resection of the prostate for benign prostatic hypertrophy. A 61-year-old man was managed with epidural anesthesia and intravenous propofol. Three percent sorbitol (Uromatic S) solution was used for irrigation fluid. The serum sodium level 1 and 3 hours after the start of(More)
The levels of prostaglandins (PGs) E2 and F2 alpha in different parts of the rabbit kidney were determined to observe the effect of sodium and indomethacin. After the pretreatment with injections of saline or with indomethacin, tissues from inner and outer medulla and cortex were separated, extracted, analyzed for PGE2 and PGF2 alpha by radioimmunoassay. In(More)
We studied the numbers of teaching staff in anesthesiology departments and of patients operated on and managed by anesthesiologists at private university hospitals in 1999, in Japan. Questionnaires were sent to 49 institutions, and 36 responded (response rate, 73%). The mean number of patients managed by anesthesiologists in an institution was 3899 (range,(More)
We report a patient who developed cardiac asystole, which may have been caused by Bezold-Jarisch reflex as a result of hypovolemia and compression of the inferior vena cava by a huge pyometra. A 61-year-old woman with a huge pyometra with occasional supine hypotension, tachycardia, and oliguria was scheduled for removal of the tumor. The systolic blood(More)
Intravenous adenosine in-vivo was shown to potentiate the effects of non-depolarizing neuromuscular blocking agents. This study aimed to determine whether adenosine A1-receptors mediated this potentiation. The authors investigated the effects of intravenous adenosine, N6-cyclopentyladenosine, specific A1-receptor agonist, and(More)
The unilateral renal artery in rabbits was constricted, and lipid droplet count in the medullary interstitial cells of the 'opposite' kidney was performed 1 week after surgery. Lipid droplet count in hypertensive rabbits was less than that in both nonhypertensive and normal rabbits and was inversely proportional to the mean blood pressure. Lipid droplet(More)
Prostaglandins (PGs) E2 and F2 alpha in the rabbit kidney were determined by radioimmunoassay to study the effects of unilateral ureteral obstruction on intrarenal PGs. An increase of PGE2 in the inner medulla was observed in the hydronephrotic kidney. When isotonic glucose solution was infused after the release of ureteral obstruction, an elevation of PGE2(More)
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