Shunichi Hoshino

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PURPOSE We report on the optimal stent-graft (SG) size for Japanese patients with abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). MATERIALS AND METHODS Ninety three Japanese patients undergoing elective AAA repair were selected for this study. The parameters measured were the proximal neck (PN) diameter (D1), the diameter of the right and left common iliac arteries (D2(More)
OBJECTIVE Catheter-directed thrombolysis (CDT) is a promising treatment of acute proximal deep vein thrombosis (DVT) to prevent the postthrombotic syndrome by early removal of thrombus. During CDT for DVT patients, the calf muscle pump is compromised because of immobility. Intermittent pneumatic compression (IPC) can be used to increase venous flow during(More)
The degree and significance of postoperative alteration in the size of Dacron grafts in the infrarenal abdominal aorta was assessed by computed tomography. We studied a total of 41 knitted Dacron fabric grafts, comprising 28 Gelseal triaxial grafts and 13 Hemashield Microvel grafts, and 29 woven Dacron fabric (Veri-Soft Woven) grafts which were used to(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of the present study is to clarify the influence of acute and chronic interruption of blood flow from lumbar arteries as well as the influence of vascular reconstruction on low back pain, back muscles, and lumbar discs. METHODS Subjects were 34 patients with AAA in whom vascular reconstruction was performed. A second group was(More)
Radiofrequency (RF) endovenous obliteration is performed in the United States and several European countries for the minimally invasive treatment of saphenous-type varicose veins. We evaluated the clinical results of RF endovenous obliteration to treat varicose veins at Fukushima Daiichi Hospital. We performed endovenous obliteration of 25 great saphenous(More)
OBJECTIVE This paper describes the long-term results of endoluminal grafting (EG) for the treatment of descending thoracic aortic aneurysms (dTAA). METHODS Until July 2004, EG for dTAA has been applied in 45 cases (male/female, 29/16, 49-86 years old, mean age 67 years old). Locations included the proximal dTAA in 24 cases, and middle or distal dTAA in 21(More)
A left gastric venacaval shunt for esophageal varices was performed in six patients in attempts to selectively decrease left gastric venous pressure without decreasing portal venous pressure. The left gastric venous pressure decreased from 140–390 mmH2O to 140–200 mmH2O after the left gastric venacaval shunt, while the portal venous pressure remained at(More)
Miniaturization of the cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) system may provide several benefits, such as decreasing the manpower, cost, and amount of homologous blood required and improving patient care. We have proposed a portable CPB system-mountable anesthetic machine. Our portable CPB system consists of a bypass circuit, a hard shell reservoir, a membrane(More)
A 73-year-old woman admitted to our hospital with shortness of breath and edema of the lower extremities was diagnosed with right ventricular failure stemming from tricuspid valve regurgitation. She had undergone mitral valve replacement (MVR) with a mechanical valve at the age of 51, and reoperative MVR with mechanical valve, tricuspid valve replacement(More)