BACKGROUND Lung transplants, in particular, have the highest rate of infections among solid organ transplant recipients. However, there is no existing objective measure to predict the development of infections. We report the correlation between Cylex ImmuKnow (ng/mL ATP) values and various infectious syndromes in a large prospective cohort of lung… (More)
The operative procedure for thoracic esophageal cancer, including thoracotomy, laparotomy, and three-field lymph node dissection, is a particularly stressful surgery that is characterized by high morbidity and mortality. The aim of this study was to evaluate the immunologic and nutritional states of patients to determine possible predictive factors of… (More)
The International Neuroblastoma Staging System and Pathology Classification were proposed in 1988 and in 1999, respectively, but their clinical value has not yet been fully studied in new patients. Six hundred and forty-four patients with neuroblastoma treated between January 1995 and December 1999 were analysed by these classifications. The 4-year overall… (More)
This report describes a case of ventricular fibrillation resulting from coronary vasospasm during intracranial operation under general anesthesia. An autonomic response associated with the intracranial procedure caused a coronary spasm, which was worsened by alpha-agonists. Nitroglycerin effectively resolved the coronary spasm and co-complications persisted.
The effect of enflurane on somatosensory evoked potentials (SEP) was investigated in nine gynecological patients under nitrous oxide-enflurane anesthesia. SEPs were obtained from electrodes placed on the scalp C4 and earlobes by median nerve stimulation contralateral to the recording site. SEPs taken in a control study without enflurane consisted of six… (More)