Takumi Nagaro

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Epidural block in the midthoracic region is difficult, even with fluoroscopically guided methods, because of the inability to view the interlaminar space on radiographs. We have, therefore, proposed fluoroscopically guided epidural block for the midthoracic region, as well as other thoracic and lumbar regions, by use of the pedicle(More)
Inflammation is a crucial factor in the development of ischemia-induced brain injury. Since facilitation of central histaminergic activity ameliorates reperfusion injury, effects of postischemic administration of L-histidine, a precursor of histamine, and thioperamide, a histamine H3 receptor antagonist, on inflammatory cell infiltration were evaluated in a(More)
The changes in the extracellular concentrations of rat striatal H2O2, dopamine (DA) and its metabolites during middle cerebral artery (MCA) occlusion and reperfusion were simultaneously examined by microdialysis, and the relationship between the ischemia-induced release of DA and the generation of H2O2 was estimated by assessing the effect of the lesion of(More)
An antero-lateral cordotomy was performed on a 62-year-old man who had been suffering from intractable right chest pain caused by lung cancer. Six hours after the cordotomy a new pain occurred in an analogous part of the body on the opposite side; the intensity increased gradually and it became as severe as the original within 1 week. Reference of sensation(More)
We examined the efficacy of percutaneous cervical cordotomy (PCC) and subarachnoid phenol block using fluoroscopy (SAPB-F) for control of chest and/or back pain from costopleural syndrome. The efficacy of each block was evaluated by changes in pain score (PS), analgesic dose and performance status 1 week after the block, as well as by the complications.(More)
A decrease in the serum ratio of branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) to aromatic amino acids (Fischer ratio) reflects the severity of hepatic encephalopathy, and clinical improvement by dietary augmentation with BCAAs has been demonstrated. As behavioral alteration results from changes in central neurotransmission, we investigated the role of BCAA(More)
We report a case of bilateral brachial plexus injury following living-donor liver transplantation. A 35-year-old man with hepatitis C cirrhosis underwent liver transplantation under general anesthesia, performed in the supine position with 90° arm abduction. The surgery lasted for 14 h, and the anesthesia for 16 h. On postoperative day 1, it was noticed(More)
The influence of CPR on the blood-brain barrier (BBB) in dogs was studied by fluorescence microscopy using Evans blue as a BBB tracer. Three of 9 control dogs, whose blood pressure (BP) was increased by more than 130 mm Hg, showed dye extravasation (BBB impairment) into brain tissue, but no extravasation was seen in the other 6 controls whose BP increase(More)