Masakazu Shibusawa

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The function of immune system is to protect hosts from invading microorganisms by destroying infected cells while minimizing damage to tissues. Among immune cells, CD4(+)CD25(+) regulatory T cells (Treg cells) control immune responses by limiting infectious processes. However, it remains unclear whether Treg cells are induced in systemic inflammatory(More)
Recently, rocuronium is being used in patients for caesarean section undergoing general anesthesia instead of suxamethonium. An increased dose of rocuronium improves intubating conditions but prolongs neuromuscular blockade. Sugammadex reverses rapidly and predictably even profound rocuronium-induced neuromuscular blockade. We experienced 13 cases of(More)
Recently, an increasing number of patients with both ischemic heart disease and malignancy have underwent cardiac surgery and other operations simultaneously, as indication of off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (OPCAB) has been expanded. A 66-year-old woman underwent OPCAB and other two operations for malignant diseases. General anesthesia was(More)
The Eustachian tube is well known as an organ serving the ventilation and drainage of the tympanic cavity and mastoid. Ventilation is carried out by the opening and closing of the Eustachian tube accompanying swallowing movements. Until now there has been no instrument to quantify these motor activities of the tube necessary for its function as a(More)
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