Takamasa Onuki

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Adenosine triphosphate-sensitive K channels (K(ATP)) may subserve vasodilation in the renal microvasculature. Using micropuncture techniques, we examined whether the renal vasomotor action of K(ATP) differs in hypertensive and normotensive animals. Nicorandil (NC), a K(ATP) opener, was given i.v. (1 mg/hr/kg) to spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR) or(More)
We present a rare case of thymoma that developed entirely in the middle mediastinum. A 60-year-old woman was referred to our hospital with a mediastinal mass. The mass was located in the visceral compartment of Shields' mediastinal classification. Intraoperative pathologic evaluation revealed a thymoma, whereupon total thymectomy was performed. The(More)
This study compared the effect of collagen vascular disease-associated interstitial lung disease (CVD-ILD) with that of idiopathic interstitial pneumonias (IIPs) on the outcomes of lung cancer surgery. This study retrospectively reviewed the medical records of patients who underwent surgery for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and compared the data of 16(More)
Current methods including the use of various biological and synthetic sealants are ineffective in the closure of intraoperative air leaks that often occur during cardiothoracic surgeries, resulting in a decreased quality of life for patients. We present the development of a novel lung air leak sealant using tissue engineered cell sheets. In contrast to(More)
To successfully engineer a bioartificial tracheal replacement, it is believed that the regeneration of a functional epithelial lining is a key requirement. In the present study, rabbit tracheal epithelial cells were cultured on temperature-responsive culture dishes, under normal culture conditions at 37 degrees C. By simple temperature reduction to 20(More)
OBJECTIVES Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) for both lobectomy and segmentectomy has been used widely for early stage nonsmall cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The objective of this study was to investigate the clinical feasibility of surgical planning using patient's actual three-dimensional (3D) pulmonary model for the thoracoscopic surgical treatment(More)
INTRODUCTION Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery is widely used for resecting early-stage non-small cell lung cancer. Segmentectomy and subsegmentectomy require a thorough knowledge of the 3-D bronchovascular anatomy of the lung. Previously, our department reported using a 3-D pulmonary model of a patient for thoracoscopic surgical treatment of non-small(More)
BACKGROUND Resection of lung metastasis from malignant tumor of liver, biliary duct and pancreas has various controversial problems. These problems are that many patients have a progressive disease and there are few patients who can have resectable lesion. Generally the prognosis of these diseases is poor. In addition, the effect of pulmonary resection for(More)
The goal of surgical treatment for gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) is the complete resection of the tumor. A 62-year-old male had a clearly distinguishable mass having a smooth surface at the right side of the lower esophagus by computed tomography. Thoracoscopic resection of the tumor was performed. Immunohistochemical analysis showed that the tumor(More)
A 70-year-old woman was referred to our department because of a solitary nodular shadow, 2 cm in diameter, in the right mid zone on a chest X-ray. Chest computed tomography revealed a pulmonary arteriovenous fistula (PAVF) in S4 of the right lung. Although the patient did not present with PAVF-related symptoms or hypoxemia, in view of the threat of serious(More)