Motohiro Nishiyama

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OBJECTIVES Venodynamics and lymphodynamics may interact as an inseparable and mutually dependent dual outflow system. This study investigated the effect of surgical treatment on lower limb lymph flow in patients with varicose veins. METHODS Thirty-nine patients with varicose veins in the lower limb (28 patients with unilateral limb, 11 patients with(More)
OBJECTIVES Lymph transportation through the body is partly controlled by the intrinsic pumping of lymphatic vessels. Although an understanding of this process is important for medical application, little is currently known because it is difficult to measure. Here, we introduce an easy, safe, and cost-effective technique for measuring lymphatic pumping in(More)
BACKGROUND Lymphoscintigraphy has largely been performed to diagnose lymphedema. It is, however a time-consuming and expensive technique, which has not been covered by Japanese medical insurance since the year 2002. In this report we introduce a new imaging technique of fluorescent lymphography to diagnose lymphedema. METHODS Fluorescence images of(More)
BACKGROUND Perfluorochemicals (PFC) are chemical substances that have a higher oxygen solubility under hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) pressure. This study investigated the effect of cold HBO-PFC/University of Wisconsin (UW) solution on preservation of rat small intestinal graft. METHODS We manufactured an air-tight, pressure-resistant tank made of stainless(More)
Surgical management of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) with concomitant malignancy remains controversial. Commercial availability of a stentgraft may change the treatment strategy for such patients. We present a case of AAA with concomitant colon cancer, in which two-stage surgery consisting of EVAR and subsequent laparoscopic colectomy was performed with(More)
Gut barrier failure and the resultant translocation of luminal bacteria and bacterial products into the systemic circulation have been proposed as pathogenic mechanisms of multiorgan dysfunction syndrome (MODS) in open repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). Our study aimed to demonstrate the direct release of gut-derived inflammatory mediators via the(More)
Elastic stockings (ES) are widely used for the prevention of venous thromboembolism. Here we report a case of foot ulcers induced by ES in patients with pneumonia and hypoxia. A 94-year-old woman was admitted for the treatment of pneumonia. The patient had been wearing an ES because of a history of deep vein thrombosis of the leg. Multiple foot ulcers(More)
Gastrointestinal duplications are uncommon congenital malformations that can occur anywhere along the gastrointestinal tract. Most cases are recognized before the age of 2 years, and those encountered in adults are rare. We describe here a case of ascending colon duplication in a 20-year-old male that caused intussusception and was treated laparoscopically.(More)