Mitsugi Nagashima

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BACKGROUND Primed blood might have some deleterious effects on neonates during cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) due to unbalanced electrolytes and inflammatory mediators. We hemofiltrated pump-primed blood before CPB to reduce inflammatory mediators and to adjust pH and the concentrations of electrolytes. The current study investigated the effects of(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the incidence of sudden cardiac death (SCD) according to left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) in survivors of myocardial infarction (MI) in the primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) era. DESIGN A multicentre observational prospective registered cohort study. SETTING 18 medical centres in Japan. PATIENTS 4122(More)
Anomalous subaortic left brachiocephalic vein (ASLBV) is a rare systemic venous anomaly. We review our experience with patients associated with ASLBV who underwent cardiac surgery at three institutions. From 1989 to 2009, the medical records of surgically treated patients with ASLBV were analyzed; the incidence of ASLBV, clinical characteristics, and(More)
Thrombosis is a very rare complication of Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection. We report the case of a previously healthy nine-year-old boy with cardiac thrombus in the right ventricle associated with M. pneumoniae pneumonia. This cardiac thrombus was detected eight days after the onset of respiratory symptoms. The mechanism underlying thrombosis may be related(More)
Patients with double-chambered right ventricle presenting with symptoms in adulthood are rare. From 1990 to 2004, 4 adults and 9 children with double-chambered right ventricle underwent surgical correction. The surgical results and clinical data of the adults were compared with those of the pediatric patients. All adult patients had dyspnea on exertion, 3(More)
In this study, we perform a detailed analysis of the microglial and macrophage responses in a model of spinal cord ischemia and reperfusion (SCI/R) injury in Wistar rats. The rats underwent occlusion across the descending aorta for 13min, causing paraplegia or paresis of varying severity. They were divided into four groups based on neurological assessment:(More)
The objective of this study was to investigate the efficacy of low-dose nitric oxide (NO). The study used fifteen consecutive Japanese preoperative patients (7 males and 8 females) with congenital heart disease and pulmonary hyptertension (mean pulmonary arterial pressure >30 mmHg), 6 of these patients had Down's syndrome. Hemodynamic measurements were(More)
Open heart surgery for infants with low body weight (BW) remains still a challenge. Pulmonary artery banding (PAB) is a useful surgical palliation for small neonates and early infants with excessive pulmonary blood flow who are unable to withstand a heart surgery. This study retrospectively reviewed neonates and infants who underwent PAB to assess the(More)
Tests for DM using the 75 g OGTT method (NDDG diagnostic criteria) were performed on 3145 persons living in rural areas of 8 different geographical regions of Japan (from Tohoku to Kyushu regions). Considerable regional difference was observed with western Japan tending to have higher DM and IGT rates than eastern Japan. The DM and IGT prevalence rates (for(More)