Minori Wada

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In view of the increasing frequency of liver transplantation, and the importance of glucagon in the minute-to-minute regulation of glucose production, we assessed the effect of hepatic denervation on the liver's response to a physiological rise in glucagon in 18-h fasted dogs. Before study (2 wk), the dogs underwent liver denervation (DN; n = 6) or sham(More)
A male patient in his thirties was scheduled to undergo adenotonsillectomy due to dyspnea from bilateral tonsillar hypertrophy. He was morbidly obese (body mass index 56 kg x m(-2)) with severe obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS), and thus was evaluated with extreme risk for difficult ventilation and intubation. We planned awake intubation via(More)
BACKGROUND It is believed that local anesthetic injected to obtain circumferential spread around nerves produces a more rapid onset and successful blockade after some ultrasound-guided peripheral nerve blocks. However, evidence demonstrating this point is limited only to the popliteal sciatic nerve block, which is relatively easy to perform by via a(More)
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