Susumu Nakano

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The surgical management of patients with concomitant critical coronary artery disease (CAD) and surgically resectable cancer is controversial. We evaluated 19 patients who underwent concomitant coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) and curative operation for cancer of the stomach in 9 patients, the colon in 4, the lung in 4, and the breast in 2. Each(More)
We report pathological findings of the aortic homograft in a 27-year-old patient who died 20 years after implantation at the time of correction of tetralogy of Fallot. Although calcification of the homograft was severe with degeneration of valve leaflets, no functional obstruction of the homograft was found as a conduit. This observation may suggest a(More)
Or 26 patients who underwent both coronary artery bypass grafting and abdominal surgery at our institution between 1977 and 1992, nine had severe coronary artery disease associated with UICC stage I gastric cancer. They were treated by coronary artery bypass grafting followed by a curative operation for gastric cancer, the initial four patients underwent(More)
BACKGROUND Neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia (NAIT) is a neonatal disorder characterized by maternal alloimmunization against fetal platelet (PLT) antigens inherited from the father. A healthy 30-year-old Japanese woman (Hit) gave birth to her second child after an uneventful pregnancy. Nine hours after birth, the infant presented with severe petechiae(More)
A percutaneous left ventricular assist system (PLVAS) using a modification of the Dennis method was developed and implemented in 8 patients. Transseptal cannulation was performed under biplane fluoroscopy and/or transesophageal echocardiogram without encountering any problems. All the patients were in a state of severe cardiogenic shock, caused by acute(More)
OBJECTIVES Neuro-immune interactions with functional changes in the peripheral blood cells including changes in the transient receptor potential ankyrin 1 (TRPA1) appear to play a pivotal role in the development of chronic pain in humans. The aim of this study was to examine the association between TRPA1 DNA methylation in whole blood cells and the pain(More)
OBJECTIVE Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) is expected to have analgesic effects in patients with neuropathic pain, ischemic pain, or mixed pain. The type of leg pain caused by lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) is considered as mixed pain, which is expected to respond to SCS. However, there is no established view on the usefulness of SCS in the management of this(More)
BACKGROUND To compare in a prospective randomized study Mersilene tape and standard metal wire for complications and pain upon sternal wound closure. METHODS Sixty-four patients scheduled for cardiac surgery were prospectively randomized to undergo sternal closure using either Mersilene tape (n=30) or standard metal wire (n=34). The intensity of(More)
Ladybird beetles in the tribe Epilachnini include notorious crop pests and model species studied intensively in various fields of evolutionary biology. From a combined dataset of mitochondrial (ND2) and nuclear (28S) DNA sequences, we reconstructed the phylogeny of 46 species of Epilachnini from Asia, Africa, America, and the Australian region: 16 species(More)