Roy Kuniaki Esaki

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BACKGROUND Intraoperative awareness with explicit recall occurs in approximately 1-2 cases per 1000. Given the rarity of the event, a better understanding of awareness and its sequelae will likely require the compilation of data from numerous studies. As such, a standard description and expression of awareness events would be of value. METHODS We(More)
THE incidence of intraoperative awareness with explicit recall is approximately 1–2 cases/1,000, with high-risk situations including cardiac surgery, trauma surgery, and emergency obstetric interventions. There can be severe and persistent psychiatric sequelae to awareness, which may recur years after the awareness event. The most severe consequence is(More)
Complaints of "intraoperative awareness" after regional anesthesia and monitored anesthesia care have been reported. We hypothesized that this may be due to either unmet expectations regarding levels of consciousness or states of consciousness resembling general anesthesia. A structured interview assessing expected and experienced levels of consciousness(More)
The treatment of renal trauma can involve the surgical removal of part of a patient's kidney, which leads to scarring, distortion of the renal architecture, and potentially renal insufficiency. Current research suggests that the implantation of collagenglycosaminoglycan (GAG) extra-cellular matrices after traumatic renal injury prevents contraction,(More)
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