Susumu Ookawara

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We report here the case of a patient suffering from hemophagocytic syndrome (HPS) associated with toxic shock syndrome (TSS). A 50-year-old man was admitted because of fever, watery diarrhea and shortness of breath. Clinical analysis revealed systemic cyanosis, sunburn-like erythema and septic shock. Staphylococcus aureus was identified from both blood and(More)
POEMS syndrome is a rare plasma cell disorder, characterized by polyneuropathy, organomegaly, endocrinopathy, serum monoclonal protein, and skin lesions. Although not included in the acronym, renal lesions also are characteristic of this disease and sometimes require dialysis therapy. We treated a 61-year-old woman with POEMS syndrome with high-dose(More)
Epidermal growth factor (EGF) inhibits amiloride-sensitive Na(+) conductance in the apical membrane of the isolated rabbit cortical collecting duct. However, there is no information on the relationship between electrolyte transport and tyrosine kinase. We examined the effect of EGF on transport of potassium and chloride as well as sodium and the roles of(More)
The incidence of cholesterol crystal embolism (CCE) has increased along with increases in the prevalence of atheromatous diseases and intravascular procedures. CCE frequently results in the deterioration of renal function, which sometimes leads to end-stage renal failure. Although there has been no established therapy for CCE, the possibility that(More)
In healthy subjects, the blood volume (BV) increases rapidly after postural change from standing to the supine position. However, little is known about the effect of postural change on BV in long-term hemodialysis (HD) patients. Therefore, we have examined the BV change caused by adopting the supine position from standing by continuous hematocrit(More)
Type 2 diabetic kidney disease (DKD) is frequently accompanied by uncontrollable hypertension due to the sodium sensitivity inherent in DKD and to diuretic-resistant edema. In general, diuretics are effective in treating this condition, but thiazide diuretics are thought to be innocuous in advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD). We examined the(More)
Hemodialysis(HD) patients are at risk for thiamine deficiency because of low intake and accelerated loss of thiamine during HD. We report here an HD patient, an 82-year-old woman, who developed acute encephalopathy due to thiamine deficiency with hyperammonemia. She was admitted to Nishikawa Town Hospital due to pneumonia and was treated with ABPC/SBT for(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Patients undergoing hemodialysis (HD) have higher occurrence rates of cerebral diseases, including uremic encephalopathy, cognitive impairment, dementia, and cerebrovascular disease, than the general population. During HD, ultrafiltration is performed to maintain an adequate fluid condition and is associated with subsequent blood volume (BV)(More)
BACKGROUND Patients undergoing hemodialysis (HD) often develop cerebral disease complications. Furthermore, cerebral regional saturation of oxygen (rSO2) was previously reported to be significantly lower in HD patients than in healthy subjects. We aimed to identify the factors affecting the cerebral rSO2 in HD patients. METHODS Fifty-four HD patients (38(More)
Type 2 diabetic kidney disease (DKD) is the most common cause of end-stage renal failure, and the prevention of its progression has been a topic of discussion. Sixty type 2 DKD patients were retrospectively evaluated for 1 year. Factors independently affecting the annual Ccr decline were examined by multivariable linear regression analysis. Patients were(More)