Mitsuo Shindoh

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A complication of lower thoracic oesophagectomy for oesophageal carcinoma is reported. Extrapericardial tamponade was caused by a dilated retrosternal gastric roll. Echocardiography was useful for diagnosis. Diagnosis, investigation and management of this unusual but life-threatening complication are discussed. Transthoracic echocardiography is a useful and(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To assess the treatment and outcome of patients with crush syndrome sustained in an earthquake disaster. METHODS We conducted a retrospective analysis of eight patients with crush syndrome and subsequent acute kidney failure who were treated in the ICU of a university hospital. All eight patients had been extricated from buildings that(More)
Clonidine has both analgesic and sedative actions, and it has been used in a variety of settings as a sedative, or both. We administered oral clonidine with intravenous ketamine to a burn patient to control severe pain. Clonidine produced good analgesia and sedation. In addition, clonidine counterbalanced the sympathetic stimulation of ketamine by virtue of(More)
There have been numerous reports of the occurrence of pulmonary edema in the intraoperative and postoperative periodI 3 • Most occurrences of perioperative pulmonary edema are due to fluid overload, cardiac failure or upper airway obstruction, but pulmonary edema associated with anaphylaxis or anaphylactoid reactions is a rare cause". Furthermore, recently(More)
Clonidine, an alpha2 agonist, was administered through a nasogastric tube for the treatment of hypertension in a head-injury patient with elevated plasma catecholamines. Haemodynamic parameters were stabilized with a reduction in sympathetic nervous activity. The plasma clonidine concentration, measured by radioimmunoassay, rapidly increased following the(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate a method of measuring venous blood flow in vitro by using the Fick principle and change in saturation of venous blood and to apply the method to the clinical measurement of hepatic blood flow. DESIGN Experimental study using an in vitro model and clinical study for critically ill patients. SETTING Department of Anesthesiology and(More)
We report a case of transfusion-associated graft-versus-host disease (GVHD). A 79-year-old woman with Hodgkin's disease, respiratory failure and severe anemia who had been treated with two courses of chemotherapy was transfused with red cell concentrate (MAP-CRC) and fresh frozen plasma (FFP) in the ICU. On the 7-9th days after transfusion, she developed a(More)