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Six cases of classical dissecting aneurysm of the aorta complicating aortic valvular disease in which aortic stenosis was dominant are described. In three of the cases the aortic complication occurred after the natural aortic valve had been replaced by a prosthetic valve. The longest postoperative period was four months. The factor common to all reported(More)
Among 166 specimens with classical complete transposition, pulmonary or subpulmonary stenosis was present in 22 cases. The bases for obstruction were pulmonary valvular stenosis (one case), membranous subpulmonary stenosis (nine cases), anomalous attachment of the mitral valve to the ventricular septum (five cases) and combinations of causes (seven cases).(More)
OBJECTIVES Although cost analyses for emergency care are essential, data on costs of care for out-of-hospital cardiopulmonary arrest (OHCA) are scarce. The present study aimed to analyze health care costs related to OHCA using a nationwide administrative database in Japan. METHODS Using the Diagnosis Procedure Combination database in Japan, we identified(More)
BACKGROUND Unwitnessed OHCA patients with non-shockable initial rhythms account for nearly half of all OHCA patients, and their prognosis is extremely poor. To date, no studies have focused on these patients. This study aimed to investigating the predictors of favorable and poor prognosis in these patients. METHODS We conducted a nationwide,(More)
Population aging has rapidly advanced throughout the world and the elderly accounting for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) has increased yearly.We identified all adults who experienced an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in the All-Japan Utstein Registry of the Fire and Disaster Management Agency, a prospective, population-based clinical registry,(More)
Echocardiographic and necropsy studies were performed in 304 patients with various cardiac diseases. The overall prevalence of disproportionate ventricular septal thickening (septal to free wall ratio greater than or equal to 1.3) was 10%. However, it was related to the type of cardiac lesion. Prevalence was high (greater than 20%) in pulmonary stenosis or(More)
Various unmeasured anions other than lactate appear in the blood of septic patients, including ketones. However, the occurrence of sepsis-induced ketoacidosis without diabetes mellitus has not been reported to date. We herein describe severe ketoacidosis in a patient with septic shock despite the absence of diabetes, alcohol and starvation. A 76-year-old(More)
EDTA-dependent pseudothrombocytopenia (EDTA-PTCP) is a phenomenon that occurs in vitro when EDTA reacts with harvested blood. EDTA-dependent pseudothrombocytopenia usually does not indicate thrombocytopenia in vivo. Here, we report the first case of EDTA-PTCP complicated by eosinophilic pneumonia. A 70-year-old man with rectal cancer was admitted to the(More)
A pathologic study of the cardiac conduction system was performed in 57 patients who died within 30 days after aortic valvular replacement. Histologically, there were old and recent lesions present in 34 (60 percent) and 43 (75 percent) of the patients, respectively. Old lesions did not show meaningful correlation with preoperative electrocardiograms.(More)