Tamotsu Kuniyoshi

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It has been well known that the transmission of HB virus is associated with mass inoculation and other medical procedures. In order to make clear the relation between HBV infection and the mass survey for filariasis on which sera of the examinees were drawn from their earlobes for the detecting of microfilaria with inadequately sterilized instruments, a(More)
Although Strongyloides stercoralis (S. stercoralis) infection rate in Okinawa Prefecture was less than 2% by the traditional method, it has been proven to be 6.2% by the new technique--agar plate method. Thiabendazole has strong activity to eradicate the organism, but it is well known that the rate of severe side effects is extremely high. Therefore, we(More)
An interesting case of hereditary angioedema in a 26-year-old female is reported, with a finding of transient effusion of fluid into the peritoneal cavity during the attacks. The patient suffered from recurrent abdominal pain for several years, but no family members had any similar symptoms. In spite of repeated hospital admissions and many examinations,(More)
Currently, no on-line method of assessing cerebral oxygenation is sufficiently accurate to be clinically helpful. In an attempt to find a good predictor of postoperative cerebral outcome, we retrospectively studied the relationship between the redox behavior of cytochrome oxidase (cyt. ox.) during an operation and the neurological prognosis in 83 patients(More)
The pleth variability index (PVI), which is calculated from respiratory variations in the perfusion index (PI), reportedly predicts fluid responsiveness. However, vasomotor tone fluctuations induced by nociceptive stimuli change the PI and may reduce the accuracy of PVI. The aim of this study was to confirm the effects of surgical stimuli on PVI.(More)
This study was performed in order to assess the effects of olprinone, a phosphodiesterase III inhibitor, on hepatic oxygen delivery (DO2H), oxygen consumption (VO2H), and mitochondrial oxidation in the liver of a porcine endotoxemia model. Fourteen pigs received continuous infusion of endotoxin via the portal vein for 240 min. From t = 150 to t = 240 min,(More)
Postanesthetic shivering can be triggered by surgical stress and several aspects of anesthetic management and is frequently preceded by a decrease in peripheral blood flow due to thermoregulatory vasoconstriction. As perfusion index correlates with peripheral blood flow, we examined whether perioperative perfusion index, measured using pulse oximetry, might(More)
Three cases of relapsing polychondritis are reported. They all complained of dyspnea, which derived from tracheal involvement. Other clinical manifestations were saddle nose (3 cases), painful swelling of ear (2 cases), arthralgia (1 case) ophthalmodynia (1 case). The pathological examination of biopsied cartilage of the pinnae showed loss of basophils with(More)
We present a patient with atrial fibrillation (AF) in whom a left atrial (LA) thrombus might have formed during laparotomy despite bridging anticoagulation therapy. No evidence of thrombus was detected by transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) at the start of surgery; however, a thrombus measuring 13 × 10 mm was found in the LA appendage by the end of the(More)
The objective of this study was to confirm the renal protective effect of remifentanil-based anesthesia in perioperative adult patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). A total of 90 non-dialysis perioperative adult patients with CKD, with preoperative estimated glomerular filtration rate from creatinine (eGFRcreat) values of lower than 50 ml/min/1.73 m2,(More)