Shozo Yoshida

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BACKGROUND In this study, the effects of an enteral diet enriched with eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), γ-linolenic acid (GLA), and antioxidants were compared with a standard enteral diet in critically ill patients with sepsis-induced acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). METHODS This study was a single-center, prospective, randomized, single-blind,(More)
A liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) method was developed for the simultaneous determination of eight β-lactam antibiotics, including ampicillin, cefazolin, cefepime, cefmetazole, cefotaxime, doripenem, meropenem, and piperacillin, in human serum. Sample specimens were subjected to solid phase extraction (SPE) using Waters Oasis® HLB(More)
We studied the ability of nifedipine, a calcium antagonist, to limit infarct size in the closed chest, coronary embolized dog. Immediately after embolization141Ce labelled microspheres were administered into the left ventricle. Myocardium not receiving microspheres was considered to be the region at risk. The nifedipine group (10 dogs) received a bolus (16(More)
To elucidate compositional changes of the uterine tube by aging, the authors studied age-related changes of elements in human uterine tubes by inductively coupled plasma-atomic emission spectrometry. The uterine tubes were resected postmortem or surgically removed from patients with uterine myoma. It was found that the contents of calcium and magnesium(More)
As the understanding for the mechanism of absorption and metabolism has not been clarified adequately, a lot of works about these issues are still carrying on. Changes in maternal blood and intracellular magnesium concentration during the early stage of pregnancy suggest magnesium may play important roles around the period of implantation. Alternation in(More)
OBJECTIVES Serum creatinine (Scr) is not a reliable marker of renal function in critically ill patients because of an enhancement of protein catabolism, which makes it difficult to adjust the dosage of renally eliminated drugs such as antibiotics. This study aimed to investigate whether serum cystatin C (Scys-C) could be used as a reliable marker of renal(More)
Flail chest is a rare complication in pediatric patients with blunt chest trauma. There is no general consensus on which treatment is most appropriate for flail chest in pediatric patients, although it has been reported that surgical fixation is associated with beneficial outcomes for flail chest in adults. The present report described two pediatric cases(More)
Palmoplantar pustulosis (PPP) is characterized by neutrophilic pustules with erythema, which are limited to the hands and feet. Although granulocyte and monocyte adsorption apheresis (GMA) has shown remarkable effects on generalized pustular psoriasis, there are few reports of PPP treated with GMA. We treated three refractory PPP patients using GMA weekly(More)
Generalized pustular psoriasis (GPP) is a type of neutrophilic dermatosis that is sometimes resistant to medications. In patients with neutrophilic skin diseases, granulocyte and monocyte adsorption apheresis (GMA) has been demonstrated to selectively and efficiently eliminate myeloid-lineage leukocytes from the peripheral blood. We evaluated the efficacy(More)
An 84-year-old woman, who was followed up as hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (HOCM) in a local hospital, was transferred to our center because of anterior chest pain and diagnosed with acute myocardial infarction (MI). Coronary angiography showed total occlusion of the mid-left anterior descending, and flow was restored after endovascular(More)