Takayuki Ogura

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BACKGROUND The ability to easily predict the need for massive transfusion may improve the process of care, allowing early mobilization of resources. There are currently no clear criteria to activate massive transfusion in severely injured trauma patients. The aims of this study were to create a scoring system to predict the need for massive transfusion and(More)
BACKGROUND Many hemodynamically stable patients with blunt abdominal solid organ injuries are successfully managed nonoperatively, while unstable patients often require urgent laparotomy. Recently, therapeutic angioembolization has been used in the treatment of intra-abdominal hemorrhage in hemodynamically unstable patients. We undertook this study to(More)
Severe sepsis is a major concern in the intensive care unit (ICU), although there is very little epidemiological information regarding severe sepsis in Japan. This study evaluated 3195 patients with severe sepsis in 42 ICUs throughout Japan. The patients with severe sepsis had a mean age of 70 ± 15 years and a mean Acute Physiology and Chronic Health(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to investigate whether polymyxin B hemoperfusion (PMX-HP) improves the survival of patients with septic shock. METHODS This was a retrospective, multicenter study conducted on patients treated during a 3-year period. We performed propensity-score analyses of the Japan Septic Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation(More)
BACKGROUND The Traumatic Bleeding Severity Score (TBSS) was developed to predict the need for massive transfusion (MT). The aim of this study is evaluation of clinical thresholds for activation of a MT protocol using the gray zone approach based on TBSS. METHODS This is a single-center retrospective study of trauma patients, admitted from 2010 to 2013.(More)
BACKGROUND Determination of the need for massive transfusion (MT) is essential for early activation of a MT protocol. The Traumatic Bleeding Severity Score (TBSS) predicts the need for MT accurately, but takes time to determine because systolic blood pressure after a 1000mL of crystalloid infusion is used. The aim of this study is to determine the how well(More)
Dear Editor, We have developed a prognosis scoring system (the post-Cardiac Arrest Syndrome for Therapeutic hypother-mia (CAST) score) for predicting the neurologic prognosis in patients with post-cardiac arrest syndrome (PCAS) before the initiation of therapeutic hypothermia (TH). It may be useful for deciding whether TH should be initiated or not and for(More)
BACKGROUND In trauma resuscitation with resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta (REBOA), urgent and accurate placement of the catheter in the resuscitation area without fluoroscopy can shorten the time from admission to REBOA, allowing rapid, temporary control of bleeding. DISCUSSION The experience-based protocol in our center for(More)