Susumu Oozawa

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BACKGROUND Coronary ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury causes cardiomyocyte necrosis in a multi-step process that includes an inflammatory reaction. A recent study has suggested that high-mobility group box 1 (HMGB1) is a late mediator of lethal sepsis and an early mediator of inflammation and necrosis following I/R injury. In the present study a(More)
Atherosclerosis is often associated with chronic vascular inflammation. High-mobility group box 1 protein (HMGB1) plays various roles, not only as a transcriptional regulatory factor in the nucleus, but also as an inflammatory mediator. A previous study suggested that fibrinogen is an important factor associated with atherosclerosis progression. The present(More)
BACKGROUND High-mobility group box 1 (HMGB-1) is a key substance mediating inflammation and development of atherosclerotic lesions (ALs), including abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA). Serum levels of HMGB-1 are increased in patients with AAA than those in normal controls because the ALs in AAAs secrete HMGB-1. We therefore postulate that the serum HMGB-1(More)
Recently, many peripheral artery diseases are performed via peripheral artery. After procedure, hemostasis of artery is performed by applying local pressure either manually for femoral artery or by mechanical devices for brachial artery. However, vascular complications requiring surgical repairing may be seen in 1 to 5% of patients undergoing interventional(More)
Nonpenetrating traumatic injury of the thoracic aorta and/or its major branch is usually fatal and the treatment of this condition carries extremely high risk because of associated visceral organ injuries. Accurate diagnosis have been difficult. However, recently developed multi-slice helical computed tomography (CT) is highly sensitive in early detection(More)
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