Yuichi Akama

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We attempted a clavicular approach to intraosseous infusion (clavicular IO) as a new procedure in adults, and compared the flow rates of subclavian venous infusion, and clavicular, iliac and tibial IO. Furthermore, we observed enhanced roentgenograms of each IO by contrast media. As a result, clavicular IO indicated 11.9 +/- 0.68 mL/kg/hr (mean +/- SD, n =(More)
Trigger-point injection with a mixture of commercially available 1% lidocaine in sterile distilled water at a ratio of 1:3 compared with 1% lidocaine alone resulted in better efficacy and less injection pain. This simple procedure may be suitable for treatments of a wide range of myofascial pain syndromes.
The displacement of the larynx in the three specific directions (a) posteriorly against the cervical vertebrae, (b) superiorly as possible, and (c) slightly laterally to the right have been reported and named the "BURP" maneuver. We evaluated the efficacy of the BURP maneuver in improving visualization of the larynx. Six hundred thirty patients without(More)
MELAS is a type of the mitochondrial myopathy characterized by elevation of pyruvate and lactate levels in both the blood and cerebrospinal fluid. This syndrome frequently accompanies cerebral infarction like symptoms. Recently, we experienced two patients for anesthesia with MELAS (both 11-year-old girls). V-P shunt construction and IVH reservoir(More)
We describe three cases of extrapyramidal reactions apparently caused by epidural administration of droperidol. These patients suffered from chronic pain and was treated with epidural lidocaine and droperidol. Two patients received continuous administration of droperidol, and experienced acute dystonia and another after a single dose, developed akathisia.(More)
Interpleural block (IPB) was compared with epidural block (EB) in 17 adults with unilateral multiple rib fractures and hemopneumothorax. The study was a randomized, crossover, before-after trial on the first and second hospital days. An IPB catheter was inserted along with a chest tube, and an upper thoracic EB was also established in the same patient. We(More)
Thirty-five rabbits were divided randomly into 5 groups: sham operation, 10 minutes clamping bicarotid trunk (partial ischemia, PI), and 3 groups of 5, 7, and 10 minutes clamping left subclavian artery and bicarotid trunk (global ischemia, GI). Systolic arterial pressure increased slightly in the PI group, but doubled in the GI groups during clamping. Heart(More)
Acetated Ringer solution (AR) was studied clinically to find its usefulness in patients with liver dysfunction compared with lactated Ringer solution (LR). The thirty-eight patients scheduled to be operated were divided into four groups (Group I: with normal liver function and AR infused, Group II: with normal liver function and LR infused, Group III: with(More)
Twelve chest trauma patients with severe pain were studied. All of them had multiple rib fractures, hemopneumothorax or pulmonary contusion, and needed the continuous chest drainage. 16 G epidural block catheter was introduced 20 cm into the apex of the pleural space. Furthermore, another catheter was placed into the base of the pleural space. After(More)