Tetsuro Ohwada

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Inflammatory markers such as the C-reactive protein (CRP), white blood cell count and body temperature are easy to measure and are used as indicators of infection. The way in which they change in the early post-operative period after instrumented spinal surgery has not been reported in any depth. We measured these markers pre-operatively and at one, four,(More)
BACKGROUND Uterine artery embolization (UAE) has become widely employed in Japan. Although several methods of anesthesia and analgesia are performed for UAE, pain control does not appear to be satisfactory. We report a series of UAE, successfully managed using thoracic epidural analgesia. METHODS Before UAE an epidural analgesic catheter was inserted at T(More)
Ampulla (Takotsubo) cardiomyopathy resembles acute myocardial infarction, with absent coronary stenosis. We report a case of catecholamine resistant ampulla cardiomyopathy, successfully managed using intra-aortic balloon pumping (IABP). After laparotomy, the patient developed circulatory collapse. T wave inversion was observed on electrocardiogram. In spite(More)
We studied canine left ventricular contractile performance following 15 min of portal vein occlusion by analyzing the end-systolic pressure diameter relationship (ESPDR) which many investigators have reported as being independent of changes in preload and afterload but sensitive to changes in ventricular contractility. Portal vein occlusion for IS min(More)
Fluctuating PEEP (F-PEEP) is a newly developed PEEP in which end-expiratory pressure (EEP) is periodically changed within a certain range. In a dog model with unilateral lung injury induced by the introduction of hydrochloric acid, F-PEEP in which the EEP was periodically changed from 0.5 to 1.5 kPa at periods of 6 min, and conventional PEEP (C-PEEP) with(More)
It has been documented that in some patients with acute hypoxic respiratory failure the application of positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) may produce no improvement or even a deterioration of pulmonary oxygenation due to an increase in ventilation-perfusion mismatching. Fluctuating PEEP (F-PEEP) is a newly developed PEEP in which end-expiratory(More)
Effects of hemoglobin concentration (Hb), pH, and body temperature (T) on the relationships between delta log PO2/delta T and PO2 were studied by means of a mathematical model using a Newton-Raphson iteration method. The functions between delta log PO2/delta T and PO2 were affected by the above three factors. New equations considering the effects of Hb, pH,(More)
It is known that circulating catecholamines stimulating beta 2-receptors and the acid-base balance play important roles in the regulation of serum potassium (K+). The present study was undertaken to investigate the effect of salbutamol (SB), a highly selective beta 2 agonist, and hyperventilation (HV)-induced alkalosis on the change in serum K+ after(More)