Tadashi Megawa

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The aim of this study was to evaluate the risk factors and outcome of patients with hyperbilirubinemia after surgery for generalized peritonitis. We retrospectively analyzed data from 229 patients with generalized peritonitis caused by gastrointestinal (GI) perforations. Postoperative hyperbilirubinemia defined as a value of ≧5 mg/dl, within 1 month,(More)
This is the first report of delayed hemorrhage (21 days after the injury) following transcatheter arterial embolization (TAE) for severe hepatic injury. The first TAE was performed about 2 h after admission on a 21-year-old man with severe blunt hepatic injury. Three bilomas were detected by cholescintigraphy 19 days later. The patient's status had been(More)
The mortality rate from tetanus is still high if the disease is accompanied by signs of autonomic nervous system dysfunction. We treated a 75-year-old woman with tetanus and autonomic dysfunction with continuous high spinal anesthesia for 23 days. She recovered. Spinal anesthesia may be a useful adjunct for the treatment of severe tetanus.
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