Yoshiyuki Nishimura

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An 88-year-old woman developed an acute massive pulmonary embolism after off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery. She experienced dyspnea while walking on the sixth day after operation. Her chest radiograph showed pleural effusion. Initially, she was treated for heart failure due to bypass graft occlusion. A repeat echocardiogram revealed enlargement of the(More)
Although percutaneous transluminal septal myocardial ablation (PTSMA) has been the established treatment of symptomatic patients with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (HOCM), the efficacy for specific HOCM is not elucidated. We report a successful case of PTSMA for heart failure with severe left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT) obstruction due to(More)
An operating control system for a class of combined batch/semi-continuous processes based on on-line scheduling is proposed. The class of controlled plants is characterized by a series of units with limited intermediate storage and statistical variabilities in processing time. The proposed system consists of a dynamical plant simulator and an automatic(More)
BACKGROUND Varicose veins commonly occur in the lower extremities and can cause pain and discomfort in the affected area. Many patients with varicose veins suffer from itching, but its cause has not been sufficiently explained. In recent years, the role of zinc in maintaining the integrity of skin has been reported, and zinc supplementation has been(More)
Chronic venous disease (CVD) is a common venous disease of the lower extremities and patients often develop symptoms of itching and skin roughness. An easy to use and objective skin examination was recently developed that allows measurement of the level of stratum corneum content and transepidermal water loss (TEWL), which can indicate the status of the(More)
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