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The surgical treatment for ischemic mitral regurgitation remains controversal. Ring annuloplasty results in recurrent mitral regurgitation in some cases. Strut chordal cutting is a new surgical procedure in addition to ring annuloplasty for ischemic mitral regurgitation. Two patients (63-year-old woman, 53-year-old man) with severe ischemic mitral(More)
OBJECTIVE Antegrade cerebral perfusion is widely used in neonatal heart surgery, yet commonly used flow rates have never been standardized. The objective of this study was to determine the antegrade cerebral perfusion flow rate that most closely matches standard cardiopulmonary bypass conditions. METHODS Nine neonatal piglets underwent deep hypothermic(More)
Total cavopulmonary connection (CPC) has a significant incidence of late failure due to increased systemic venous pressure and low cardiac output. Mechanical support could prevent failure by correcting hemodynamics. We established a model of inferior CPC using an axial flow pump (Thoratec HeartMate II, Thoratec Corp. Pleasanton, CA) in a group of ten 47-57(More)
A 69-year old woman was admitted to our hospital because of dyspnea and pain in her left breast. Computed tomography revealed a massive quantity of left pleural effusion, a tumor in the left breast(5 cm in diameter), left cervical and supraclavicular lymph node metastasis, and a large left axillary metastatic mass. Based on a core needle biopsy, her breast(More)
A 41-year-old woman with a mass of the right lower abdominal quadrant was admitted to our hospital. Ileocecal resection was performed on December 30, 1975; and she is in good health at present. The resected specimen showed a protruded tumor with a central excavation at the terminal ileum; there was a small cyst in the submucosal layer. Histologically, most(More)
UNLABELLED Mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) is a more potent immunosuppressive drug than azathioprine or mizoribine in combination with cyclosporine (CsA) and steroids. Recently, basiliximab (BA), an interleukin-2 receptor antagonist, has become available in Japan. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of an extremely low CsA dose(More)
A 64-year-old woman with Borrmann type 4 gastric cancer was treated by intraaortic (celiac artery) one-shot infusion chemotherapy with adriamycin (ADM) and mitomycin C (MMC). One month after the first administration of 30 mg ADM and 20 mg MMC, the second administration of 50 mg ADM and 20 mg MMC was done. The third administration of 50 mg ADM and 20 mg MMC(More)