Noriyuki Umakoshi

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Whether closed tracheal suctioning systems (CTSS) reduce the incidence of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) compared with open tracheal suctioning systems (OTSS) is inconclusive. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials that compared CTSS and OTSS. PubMed, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, the(More)
BACKGROUND Corticosteroid administration before elective extubation has been used to prevent postextubation stridor and reintubation. We updated a systematic review to identify which patients would benefit from prophylactic corticosteroid administration before elective extubation. METHODS We searched PubMed, EMBASE, the Wanfang Database, the China(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine whether peppy comments from attending physicians increased the workload of residents working in the emergency department (ED). METHODS We conducted two parallel-group, assessor-blinded, randomized trials at the ED in a tertiary care hospital in western Japan. Twenty-five residents who examined either ambulatory (J(^o^)PAN-1 Trial) or(More)
An 84-year-old woman without any underlying diseases presented with acute epigastric pain that had developed two hours prior to the visit. She exhibited epigastric percussion tenderness without Murphy’s sign. A laboratory investigation demonstrated an increased bilirubin level of 5.8 mg/dL and hemoglobinuria due to hemolysis, and computed tomography(More)
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