Mitsuru Matsukura

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OBJECTIVE Takayasu arteritis (TAK) is a systemic vasculitis affecting large arteries and large branches of the aorta. Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a prevalent autoimmune colitis. Since TAK and UC share HLA-B*52:01 and IL12B as genetic determinants, and since there are case reports of the co-occurrence of these diseases, we hypothesized that UC is a common(More)
From 2001 to 2012, arterial reconstruction was performed in 306 out of 497 limbs (62%) with critical limb ischemia. The reasons for non-vascularization include high operative risk (36%), extended necrosis or infection (20%), and technical issues (15%). Cumulative patency and limb salvage in collagen disease were significantly worse compared to(More)
With the highly sensitive and specific gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS), plasma concentrations resulting from an intravenous administration of only a small amount of stable isotopically labeled phenytoin (DPH-d10) were determined to obtain information on the accurate clearance values under steady-state conditions attained with unlabeled(More)
Resection of the infected aorta, debridement of the surrounding tissue, in situ graft replacement, and omentopexy is the standard procedure for treating infected aortic aneurysms, but the question of which graft material is optimal is still a matter of controversy. We recently treated a patient with an infected thoracic aortic aneurysm. The aneurysm was(More)
BACKGROUND Which graft material is the optimal graft material for the treatment of infected aortic aneurysms and aortic graft infections is still a matter of controversy. Orthotopic aortic reconstruction with intraoperatively prepared xenopericardial roll grafts without omentopexy was performed as the "initial" operation to treat aortic infection or as a(More)
Characteristics of peripheral arterial disease (PAD) are the occlusion or stenosis of multiple vessel sites caused mainly by atherosclerosis and chronic lower limb ischemia. To identify PAD susceptible loci, we conducted a genome-wide association study (GWAS) with 785 cases and 3,383 controls in a Japanese population using 431,666 single nucleotide(More)
The standard procedure for treating infected aortic aneurysms is to resect the infected aorta, debridement of the surrounding tissue, in situ graft replacement, and omentopexy. However, the question of which graft material is optimal is still a matter of controversy. We recently treated a patient with an infected ascending aortic aneurysm. Because of(More)
Portal vein thrombosis is a rare and potentially lethal complication of laparoscopic colectomy. In this paper, we present a case of portal vein thrombosis and pulmonary artery thromboembolism on the 11(th) day after laparoscopic colectomy without an evident congenital thrombotic disorder. Laparoscopic surgeons and their patients should be aware of such(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of paramalleolar arterial Bollinger score (PBS) for predicting postoperative outcome of infra-popliteal bypass surgery for critical limb ischemia (CLI). METHODS AND RESULTS A total of 104 consecutive patients (118 limbs) who underwent infra-popliteal (tibial or paramalleolar) arterial bypass(More)
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