Tetsuo Inoue

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The objective of this study was to systematically determine the diagnostic accuracy of bedside tests for predicting difficult intubation in patients with no airway pathology. Thirty-five studies (50,760 patients) were selected from electronic databases. The overall incidence of difficult intubation was 5.8% (95% confidence interval, 4.5-7.5%). Screening(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with suspected thoracic aortic dissection require early and accurate diagnosis. Aortography has been replaced by less invasive imaging techniques including transesophageal echocardiography (TEE), helical computed tomography (CT), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI); however, accuracies have varied from trial to trial, and which imaging(More)
Bone mineral density (BMD) of the lumbar spine was measured to determine normal Japanese values and to examine the effect of obesity and menopausal status on BMD. Normal Japanese subjects (N=1,296, 1,048 women and 248 men) were examined using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry. BMD for men peaked between age 20 and 29. For women, there was abrupt bone loss(More)
An open-label study with blinded evaluation was performed to compare the preventive effect of a calcium supplement alone (monotherapy) or calcium supplement plus menatetrenone (combined therapy) on fracture in osteoporotic postmenopausal women aged 50 years or older. Patients were randomized to receive monotherapy (n = 2,193) or combined therapy (n =(More)
In order to compare the prevalence of vertebral fractures in caucasian American and Japanese women, we examined the occurrence of vertebral fractures in a population of 1092 female residents of Yamanashi prefecture who participated in a screening program for osteoporosis. The relationship between vertebral fractures and bone mineral density (BMD) of the(More)
As inhibitors of bone resorption, bisphosphonates and vitamin D derivatives have been extensively used for the treatment of osteoporosis in various parts of the world, but the clinical effects of these two groups of agents have rarely been compared in detail. A multicenter, prospective, double-blind controlled study was started comparing the effects of(More)
PURPOSE Nitrous oxide (N(2)O) is a frequently used adjunct to propofol anesthesia. Although N(2)O reduces the requirement of propofol for induction and maintenance, the effects of both drugs on overall hemodynamics remain controversial. We tested the hypothesis that the addition of N(2)O to therapeutic doses of propofol alters hemodynamics and(More)
Aprotinin therapy is a promising strategy for reducing blood loss and blood transfusion requirements. The efficacy and safety of aprotinin in orthopedic surgery, however, remain controversial. We searched electronic databases for randomized controlled trials on the efficacy and safety of the use of aprotinin in orthopedic surgery. Thirteen trials that(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To investigate changes in stroke volume variation (SVV) by both induced hypertension (pressor test) and hypotension (depressor test), and also by induced hypotensive anesthesia in patients with good cardiac function. DESIGN Prospective, controlled clinical study. SETTING University hospital. PATIENTS 31 ASA physical status 1 and 2(More)
BACKGROUND Magnesium supplementation may reduce the incidence of arrhythmias, which often occur after cardiac surgery; however, recent findings of the effectiveness of magnesium prophylaxis have yielded discrepant results. METHODS We searched electronic databases for randomized controlled trials of magnesium for the prevention of arrhythmias after cardiac(More)