Michiyoshi Sanuki

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Background: The effects of pneumoperitoneum on the activity of the cardiac autonomic nervous system have not been completely understood. Methods: In this study, 45 unpremedicated adult patients who underwent laparoscopic cholecystectomy were anesthetized with either 3.5% sevoflurane, 2% isoflurane, or 8 mg/kg/h propofol (15 patients in each group). The(More)
This study aimed to examine the incidence, case fatality rate, and characteristics of perioperative symptomatic pulmonary thromboembolism (PS-PTE) throughout Japan. From 2002 to 2011, confidential questionnaires were mailed annually to all Japanese Society of Anesthesiologists-certified training hospitals for data collection to determine the incidence and(More)
BACKGROUND In Japan, the number of medical staff charged with criminal liability has been increasing since 2000, and this medico-legal trend seems to be promoting topics of medical risk management in government, academic meetings and individual hospital. A survey conducted by the Japanese Society of Anesthesiologists (JSA) has been widely accepted among(More)
BACKGROUND Recently, a national survey in France including 35,439 patients who had received spinal anesthesia showed that the incidences of cardiac arrest and mortality associated with spinal anesthesia were 2.5 and 0.8 per 10,000 anesthetics, respectively. In this study, we investigated these values using data obtained from annual surveys conducted by the(More)
BACKGROUND Wrong drugs, overdose of drugs, and incorrect administration route remain unsolved problems in anesthetic practice. We determined the incidence and outcome of drug administration error in the operating room of Japanese Society of Anesthesiologists Certified Training Hospitals. METHODS Data were obtained from annual surveys conducted by Japanese(More)
BACKGROUND We previously showed that pre-operative hemorrhagic shock and surgical hemorrhage were the major causes of life-threatening events in the operating room and subsequent fatality. We investigated the background of these events. METHODS The Subcommittee on Surveillance of Anesthesia-Related Critical Incidents, Japanese Society of Anesthesiologist(More)
BACKGROUND The Japanese Society of Anesthesiologists (JSA) survey of critical incidents in the operating room has shown that preoperative complications are the leading causes of critical incidents, and affect the occurrence, severity and outcome of critical incidents which are due to causes other than preoperative complications. Causes of critical events in(More)
To the Editor: Ultrasound (US) guidance for central venous catheterization (CVC) is widely used to enhance patient safety and is performed using a needle alone or a needle/cannula combination [1]. The cannula may be difficult to image on US, as plastic weakly reflects the US signal. We developed a novel cannula-over-needle device (CV Legaforce EX, Terumo(More)
BACKGROUND The Japanese Society of Anesthesiologists (JSA) survey of critical incidents in the operating room and other reports have shown that pediatric patients undergoing anesthesia are at an increased risk. Purpose was to examine the state of pediatric anesthesia in Japan. This might clarify the role of children's hospitals for pediatric anesthesia, and(More)
BACKGROUND We have previously showed that surgical volume affects mortality due to intraoperative critical incidents among patients undergoing cardiac surgery, the surgery with the highest risk, using data obtained by the annual survey in 2001 conducted by the Japanese Society of Anesthesiologists (JSA). In this study, we investigated whether surgical(More)