Nobuyuki Atsumi

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OBJECTIVE The heparin-protamine titration method that uses the Hepcon hemostasis management system (Medtronic HemoTec Inc, Englewood, Colo) reduced blood loss in cardiac surgery in previous reports, but the mechanism is not fully understood. This study tests the hypothesis that reduced protamine administration preserves platelet function in human cardiac(More)
A male infant, having a persistent fifth aortic arch and interruption of the aorta distal to the left subclavian artery, underwent successful surgical treatment. A histological study of the excised segment of the aorta showed that the ductal tissue extended to the junction between the fifth arch and the descending aorta with consequent narrowing in the(More)
BACKGROUND In the past few years, aprotinin has been used in cardiac surgery with impressive results of reducing blood loss, but several adverse effects of aprotinin also have been reported. One of the most likely mechanisms is the inhibition of plasmin by aprotinin, although this indirect effect has not been reproduced in all experimental studies. (More)
A new modification of the technique for plication and suspension of the pulmonary artery in critically ill infants and children is described. The technique consists of (1) left lobe thymectomy, (2) insertion of a polytetrafluoroethylene sheet to provide complete coverage of pericardium, (3) plication of dilated pulmonary artery and (4) suspension of(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine the sedative effect of a 0.2 mg/kg dose of midazolam, administered intranasally, prior to performing various restorative dental procedures on a group of mentally disabled patients under local anesthesia and nitrous oxide/oxygen analgesia. Twenty-one patients, aged 4 to 21 years, all of whom had previously exhibited(More)
A 3-year-old boy with hereditary spherocytosis (HS) underwent anatomical correction for double-outlet right ventricle. In addition to acute injury to the red blood cells during cardiopulmonary bypass, chronic mechanical trauma related to the presence of internal conduit and transannular patch must be considered in this patient with HS. We therefore(More)
Among 176 pediatric patients who underwent open heart surgery from 1990 to 1996, 7 developed severe pulmonary hypertensive crisis (PHC) postoperatively. All patients were treated with conventional medical therapy consisting of hyperventilation and deep sedation. Prostaglandin E1 and/or amrinone were administered initially as a pulmonary vasodilator, and in(More)
A 66-year-old male with the congestive heart failure was diagnosed grade 4 aortic valve regurgitation due to quadricuspid valve associated with bacterial endocarditis, widely patent left coronary artery ostium, chronic renal failure, and secondary hyperparathyroidism. Coronary arteriography showed that the size of left coronary ostium was widely patent 10(More)
The purpose of this study was to find out factors which determine whether or not mothers of handicapped children chose to be with their children while receiving dental care. The subjects were 46 pairs consisting of a handicapped child and his or her mother who came to the pedodontic clinic of Aichi-Gakuin University Dental School. Such factors of the(More)