Toshiki Mizobe

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BACKGROUND The inhibitory effects of propofol on platelet aggregation are controversial because the fat emulsion used as the solvent for propofol may affect platelet function. The effects of propofol on platelet intracellular calcium ion concentration and on aggregation were investigated. METHODS Platelet aggregation was measured in 10 patients who(More)
BACKGROUND Disorders of the cervical spine are often observed in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). However, the best head position for RA patients with atlantoaxial subluxation in the perioperative period is unknown. This study investigated head position during general anesthesia for the patients with RA and proven atlantoaxial subluxation. METHODS(More)
Many clinical reports have described postoperative hoarseness and sore throat after general anesthesia. In most cases, these symptoms were attributed to high pressure of the endotracheal tube cuff. The recommended cuff pressure is less than 25 mmHg, as excessive pressure produces ischemia of the tracheal mucosa. However, within the safe pressure range,(More)
BACKGROUND Thromboelastometric evaluation of coagulation might be useful for prediction and management of bleeding after paediatric cardiac surgery. We tested the hypothesis that the use of a thromboelastometry-guided algorithm for blood product management reduces blood loss and transfusion requirements. METHODS We studied 78 patients undergoing(More)
Mild hypothermia is a major concomitant of surgery under general anesthesia. We examined the hypothesis that baroreceptor loading/unloading modifies thermoregulatory peripheral vasoconstriction and, consequently, body core temperature in subjects undergoing lower abdominal surgery with general anesthesia. Thirty-six patients were divided into four groups:(More)
UNLABELLED We recently reported that baroreceptor-mediated reflexes modulate thermoregulatory vasoconstriction during lower abdominal surgery. Accordingly, we examined the hypothesis that postural differences and the related alterations in baroreceptor loading similarly modulate the thermogenic (i.e., shivering) response to hypothermia in humans. In healthy(More)
Perioperative amino acid infusion helps maintain core temperature and improves patient outcomes after gynecologic and orthopedic surgery. In the present study we prospectively determined the effect of amino acid infusion on esophageal core temperature and postoperative outcomes during off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). One-hundred-eighty(More)
BACKGROUND Administration of protein or amino acids enhances thermogenesis, presumably by stimulating oxidative metabolism. However, hyperthermia results even when thermoregulatory responses are intact, suggesting that amino acids also alter central thermoregulatory control. Therefore, the authors tested the hypothesis that amino acid infusion increases the(More)
BACKGROUND An accurate and rapid determination of fibrinogen level is important during hemorrhage to establish a timely hemostatic intervention. The accuracy of fibrinogen measurements may be affected by the specific methodology for its determination, fluid therapies, and anticoagulant agents. The dry-hematology method (DRIHEMATO®) is a novel approach to(More)