Noritake Akaba

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AIM The effectiveness of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) apheresis for patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) was investigated to confirm a hypothesis based on subjective evidence that the amelioration of blood rheology would be the most contributing factor for improvement in clinical symptoms. Evaluation of the severity of intermittent claudication(More)
Despite recent advances in medical treatment, an acute aortic dissection is still now often fatal because of the seriousness of its condition. The currently available therapies include blocking the progress of dissection with intensive drug therapy, a process leading to the chronic stage. However, the dissection often proceeds rapidly and may result in(More)
To establish a safe and convenient serodiagnostic method for swine erysipelas, a purified protective protein antigen of Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae, which included a large amount of protective protein (64 kDa protein), was used for enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) and the latex agglutination (LA) test. In the ELISA, the antisera to four different(More)
We developed a new procedure to close the entry of dissecting aneurysm in acute stage with a specially designed cylinder-shaped balloon catheter. The balloon catheter consists of 7F double lumen catheter and a silicone rubber balloon at the tip. The balloon has a central tube 14 mm caliber made of rigid silicone and it inflates into the shape of a cylinder(More)
A 51-year-old male patient, who had been treated for nonspecific angitis with pulselessness in the upper extremities, was found to have stenosis of the left common iliac artery. Patch grafting was performed for the stenotic lesion of the artery. Sixteen months after the operation, the patient developed a sudden massive hematuria for which he was immediately(More)
We have developed a nonporous, 3-layered laminated vascular prosthesis made of a new nonwoven cloth. Examination of its physical properties and stress relaxation curve showed that the new prosthesis is strong enough to be used as a vascular substitute and compares favorably with human arteries. Animal experiments showed that the nonporosity of the(More)