Setsuo Kuraoka

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We describe a 66-year-old woman with Epstein-Barr virus-associated lymphoproliferative disorder with lung and gastric tumors. We identified two lung tumors measuring 13 and 20 mm in diameter that consisted of CD30-, CD15-, and CD20-positive Hodgkin- and Reed-Sternberg-like cells and heterogeneous cellular infiltrates in a pronounced nodular pattern, with(More)
A vascular manifestation of von Recklinghausen's disease is rare, but may be fatal if it is disrupted. A 39-year-old male with von Recklinghausen's disease presented with a large and tender bruise extending from his left neck to his left shoulder and arm. Computerized axial tomography revealed a ruptured aneurysm of the left subclavian artery. The patient(More)
Numbness and paraplegia are uncommon complaints in patient with thoracic aortic aneurysm (TAA). The patient was a 64-year-old man. He suffered numbness and gait disturbance (paraplegia). The blood examination showed no positive findings except a Wassermann was positive. Roentgen examination of the chest showed two abnormal shadows like tumors. The CT and(More)
Cardiac reperfusion injury after heart transplantation or cardiopulmonary bypass has been difficult to control due to the variable degree of myocardial damage with respect to the length of ischemia and the complexity of the surgical procedure. Here, we evaluated the myocardial metabolic and functional recovery of hearts infused with a nicorandil(More)
P-Selectin, an adhesion molecule expressed on the surfaces of activated platelets and the vascular endothelium, mediates platelet binding to monocytes and neutrophils. Monocytes and neutrophils produce superoxide anion by activated platelets through p-selectin. Aprotinin, a serine protease inhibitor, inhibits plasmin to activate platelets during(More)
BACKGROUND Optimal conditions for deep hypothermic perfusion and protective brain blood flow remain unclear. METHODS Dogs (n = 52) underwent 120 minutes of cardiopulmonary bypass at 20 degrees C with perfusion flow rates of 2.5, 5, 10, 20, 40, and 100 mL x kg(-1) x min(-1). We examined the effect of the various flow rates and different perfusion pressures(More)
Early postoperative left ventricular function was investigated in 42 patients with left ventricular volume overload caused by valvular regurgitation. Preoperatively, left ventricular contractile function, stroke work and stress relations were all evaluated. Anoxic index (AnI) was considered as an index of myocardial preservation. Postoperatively, the(More)
A 50-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital because of heart failure (NYHA III) due to mitral valve regurgitation (MR) with pulmonary hypertension (PH) and tricuspid valve regurgitation (TR). She had a history of chronic renal failure undergoing dialysis (peritoneal dialysis, homodialysis) since 1996. Cardiac catheterization and ultrasonic cardiography(More)
Surgical trauma to the peritoneum, in the absence of infection, elicits a rapid and transient influx of polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PMNs) into the peritoneal cavity prior to the accumulation of macrophages. The aim of this study was to characterize the effects of these PMNs on macrophage function in the early postsurgical period. Rabbits underwent(More)
The mortality rate in cardiac surgery patients with heritable generalized connective tissue disorders, such as Marfan s syndrome and osteogenesis imperfecta, is high due to tissue friability. We describe a successful open heart surgery for repair of aortic regurgitation in a woman with osteogenesis imperfecta (OI). Although tissue friability caused no(More)