Yasufumi Asai

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BACKGROUND A favorable neurological outcome is likely to be achieved in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) patients with ventricular fibrillation or pulseless ventricular tachycardia (VF/VT) on the initial electrocardiogram (ECG). However, in patients without pre-hospital restoration of spontaneous circulation despite the initial VF/VT, the outcome is(More)
The lung collectin surfactant protein A (SP-A) has been implicated in the regulation of pulmonary host defense and inflammation. Zymosan induces proinflammatory cytokines in immune cells. Toll-like receptor (TLR)2 has been shown to be involved in zymosan-induced signaling. We first investigated the interaction of TLR2 with zymosan. Zymosan cosedimented the(More)
OBJECTIVE Encouraging results of extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation for patients with refractory cardiac arrest have been shown. However, the independent impact on the neurologic outcome remains unknown in the out-of-hospital population. Our objective was to compare the neurologic outcome following extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation and(More)
The sensitivity of susceptibility-weighted magnetic resonance (MR) imaging was compared with conventional MR sequences, including T(2)*-weighted imaging, and computed tomography for the detection of cerebral hemorrhages in 15 patients with head injury. Susceptibility-weighted imaging detected a mean of 76+/-52 (total 1132) hypointense spotty lesions,(More)
OBJECTIVE Percutaneous catheter drainage (PCD) is not always effective in a case of hemopericardium. Acute occlusion of catheter and cardiac perforation can happen more often. To perform subxiphoid pericardiotomy within a minute for emergency cases, we have done this procedure in a blind method after finger dissection by subxiphoid approach. We report the(More)
Neuronal cell injury after global cerebral ischemic insult is not well understood in humans. We performed serial examination of diffusion-weighted imaging and magnetic resonance spectroscopy in three patients after cardiopulmonary resuscitation. The presence of the signal for lactate in magnetic resonance spectroscopy in the acute stage after(More)
Simple coverage of the left subclavian artery (LSA) in thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) is still a controversial procedure. We present our modified strategy dealing with LSA in TEVAR. Hand-made stent grafts were placed more proximal beyond the LSA for 104 patients. In elective 76, preoperative LSA occlusion test was performed on 31 patients, and(More)
Penetrating cardiac injury tends to generally be repaired without cardiopulmonary bypass in the operating room. We herein report the case of penetrating cardiac injury repaired using percutaneous cardiopulmonary support in an emergency room. A 57-year-old man attempted suicide by stabbing himself in the left anterior chest with a knife. Although the patient(More)
BACKGROUND Endovascular stent-grafting with intentional coverage of the left subclavian artery may be used to treat aortic isthmus injury, but this procedure may have serious neurologic sequelae and may not provide an adequate proximal landing zone. In 2005, in an effort to mitigate these problems, we began to use fenestrated stent-grafts for emergency(More)