Yoshihiko Kurimoto

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OBJECTIVE It remains controversial whether video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) major pulmonary resection (VMPR) with systematic node dissection (SND) is a feasible approach for clinical N0 and pathological N2 non-small cell lung cancer (cN0-pN2 NSCLC). We compared the clinical outcome of patients who underwent VMPR with SND for cN0-pN2 NSCLC with(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)
The use of covered stents in an infected field is controversial. It is generally recommended that infected aneurysms be treated using autografts or allografts. We report a case of infected brachial pseudoaneurysms that developed after medical debridement of a methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)-infected wound of the right arm and emergency(More)
We had obtained some immunohistochemical indications which suggested that peptide(s) containing GABA at the C-terminal could exist in specific neurons in brains. We therefore sought such GABA conjugate(s) by isolating an acidic GABA-dipeptide from bovine brains and determined its structure as gamma-L-glutamyl-gamma-aminobutyric acid (gamma-L-Glu-gamma(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)
Open repair of aortic aneurysm causes spinal cord perfusion pressure to decrease due to the steal phenomenon from the bleeding of intercostal arteries and cross-clamping of the aorta. We attempted to perfuse the intercostal arteries for preoperative detection of the artery of Adamkiewicz using newly developed catheters. Fifteen patients underwent selective(More)
To investigate the natural course of type 2 endoleaks (T2Es) and to identify the risk factors associated with a persistent T2E after endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR). The medical records of patients who underwent EVAR for the treatment of an atherosclerotic abdominal aortic aneurysm between October 2006 and December 2011 at our institute were reviewed.(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)