Shunji Narumi

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The clinical course of 37 patients who underwent 46 liver transplantations for primary (n = 33) and secondary (n = 4) sclerosing cholangitis was reviewed. The median follow-up was 37 months. The patient and graft survivals for patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis at 1, 2, and 5 years were 96.9%, 91.6%, 87.9%, and 83.1%, 74.2%, 65.2%, respectively.(More)
DN-2327, 2-(7-chloro-1,8-naphthyridin-2-yl)-3-[(1,4-dioxa-8- azaspiro[4.5]dec-8-yl)carbonylmethyl]isoindolin-1-one, produced anxiolytic, taming and anti-convulsive effects when administered orally to several species of animals. DN-2327 produced few of the sedative-hypnotic and muscle-relaxant effects observed with diazepam. The durations of the anxiolytic(More)
The association between hepatic allograft cold ischemia time (CIT) and graft transport distance (GTD) in human liver transplantation was examined by investigating whether extended graft transportation prolongs the CIT and adversely affects graft survival. We retrospectively analyzed 186 consecutive orthotopic liver transplants (OLTs) done between May 1997(More)
The mechanism of stimulatory action of thyrotropin-releasing hormone (TRH) on spontaneous motor activity was investigated in rats. TRH produced a significant hyperactivity with intraperitoneal administration of 20 mg/kg or bilateral injection of 10 micrograms into the nucleus accumbens septi (NAS). Following bilateral injection of 6-hydroxydopamine into the(More)
UNLABELLED Donor and recipient factors are closely associated with graft survival after orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT). This study was performed to analyze clinical characteristics of recipients and donors, which affect 30-day graft loss after OLT. MATERIALS AND METHODS One hundred eighty-six livers from heart-beating donors were accepted between(More)
To investigate the possible action sites of a cerebral metabolism activator, idebenone, (6-(10-hydroxydecyl)-2,3-dimethoxy-5-methyl-1,4-benzoquinone), its distribution in the brain and effect on local cerebral glucose utilization (LCGU) were studied in normal (WKY) and stroke-prone spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHRSP) with cerebrovascular lesions.(More)
AIM Living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) has been widely accepted because of the severe shortage of hepatic grafts. However, the healthy donor is exposed to risks of morbidity and mortality. In this study, we analyzed medical, functional, and psychological outcomes of donors after hepatectomy for liver donation. PATIENTS AND METHODS Among 41 donor(More)
Hepatic allografts from donors who have suffered a brief cardiopulmonary arrest may sustain ischemic damage before organ procurement. However, there is no reported correlation between donor cardiopulmonary arrest and hepatic allograft dysfunction. On the other hand, brief ischemia-reperfusion injury has been shown experimentally to result in protection in(More)
BACKGROUND It is unclear whether all donor-specific antibodies (DSA) can cause chronic antibody-mediated rejection (AMR). Subclinical stage before manifestation of renal dysfunction may be a critical period for reversing AMR. The aim of our study was to identify factors related to the development of subclinical AMR and to clarify the characteristics of de(More)
INTRODUCTION The aortic calcification index (ACI) is reported to be closely associated with renal dysfunction and cardiovascular events; however, its implication in renal transplant recipients has not been well examined. In this study, we investigated the relationship between pretransplant ACI, ACI progression, post-transplant renal function, and(More)