Naoko Nishimine

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BACKGROUND Poor positioning of an endobronchial double lumen tube (DLT) could affect oxygenation during one lung ventilation (OLV). We set out to relate DLT position to hypoxaemia and DLT misplacement during OLV. METHODS We recruited 152 ASA physical status I-II patients about to have elective thoracic surgery. The trachea was intubated with a left-sided(More)
We report three patients who had intrapleural insertion of an intended thoracic epidural catheter. These misplaced catheters were used for local anesthetic administration. Bupivacaine injection via these catheters in two cases was effective for reducing postoperative pain. We conclude that if an intended thoracic epidural catheter is found to be in the(More)
Reverse-transcribed polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) can quantify gene transcripts at low levels and in small samples. Semi-quantitative and quantitative RT-PCR has significant advantages over traditional RNA assays, such as Northern blotting and ribonuclease protection assay. However, owing to the exponential nature of PCR, considerable effort is(More)
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