Satoko Okuno

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BACKGROUND AND AIMS The transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block is widely used in clinical practice as a part of the multimodal analgesic regimen after abdominal surgery. The analgesic efficacy of ultrasound (US)-guided TAP block with the mid-axillary approach was investigated in patients undergoing laparoscopic gynecologic surgery in a randomized(More)
The influence of local anesthetics (pure bupivacaine and lidocaine with no preservative) on human leukocyte functions was examined. (a) The effect of bupivacaine on the phagocytosis of granulocyte was studied by bioassay. (b) The effect of lidocaine on the appearance of iC3b receptor (CR3) of granulocyte and monocyte (which is an important(More)
BACKGROUND Postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) is one of unignorable complications after general anesthesia. The aim of this study was to examine prophylactic effects of TSUMURA rikkunshito (TJ-43), a herbal medicine consisting of eight herbs, on PONV after laparoscopic surgery. METHODS One hundred and forty-two female patients undergoing(More)
BACKGROUND Remifentanil is reported to be cleared rapidly more than other any opioids. It is considered that this characteristic may lead to an increase in postoperative pain and shivering after general anesthesia with remifentanil. This study was aimed to examine the influence of remifentanil to these adverse symptoms in comparison with fentanyl. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND Surgery during pregnancy is suspected to have various harmful influences to pregnant patients and fetuses. Although laparoscopic surgery has been recently reported to have some advantages over open surgery in this condition, it often requires general anesthesia. METHODS The influence of general anesthesia was retrospectively investigated in 12(More)
The aim of this study was to compare the predictive value of umbilical artery Doppler velocimetry in women in the supine position with that in women in the complete left lateral position as a screening test for abnormal obstetric outcomes. Umbilical artery resistance index (RI) was measured at 27-29 weeks and 35-37 weeks in 202 pregnant women. The(More)
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