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  1. Case report

    A case report of intracranial hemorrhage after spinal anesthesia

    Chronic subdural hematoma (CSDH) after spinal anesthesia is a rare complication. We experienced a patient who developed CSDH after postdural puncture headache (PDPH) following combined spinal and epidural anes...

    Yuri Iwase, Manzo Suzuki and Hiroyasu Bito

    JA Clinical Reports 2017 3:11

    Published on: 9 March 2017

  2. Case report

    Difficult tracheal intubation and post-extubation airway stenosis in an 11-month-old patient with unrecognized subglottic stenosis: a case report

    Subglottic stenosis can lead to life-threatening difficult tracheal intubation during general anesthesia. We report a case of difficult tracheal intubation in an 11-month-old female who had unrecognized subglo...

    Natsuko Ohsima, Fumimasa Amaya, Shunsuke Yamakita, Yoshinobu Nakayama, Hideya Kato, Yumi Muranishi, Toshiaki Numajiri and Teiji Sawa

    JA Clinical Reports 2017 3:10

    Published on: 15 February 2017

  3. Case report

    Lipid emulsion injection-induced reversal of cardiac toxicity and acceleration of emergence from general anesthesia after scalp infiltration of a local anesthetic: a case report

    A scalp block or wound infiltration of local anesthetic is thought to effectively control post-craniotomy pain. However, it can result in local anesthetic toxicity (LAST), which is difficult to distinguish fro...

    Rintaro Hoshino, Yoshinori Kamiya, Yuka Fujii and Tsunehisa Tsubokawa

    JA Clinical Reports 2017 3:9

    Published on: 10 February 2017

  4. Clinical research letter

    Does preoperative patient’s estimated acceptable pain affect the satisfaction with postoperative pain management?

    Patient satisfaction with postoperative pain management is an important quality indicator in patient health care, but its determinants are poorly understood. Here, we examined the contribution of the discrepan...

    Marie Shigematsu-Locatelli, Takashi Kawano, Sonoe Kitamura, Atsushi Nishigaki, Daiki Yamanaka, Bun Aoyama, Hiroki Tateiwa and Masataka Yokoyama

    JA Clinical Reports 2017 3:5

    Published on: 10 January 2017

  5. Case report

    Breakage and retention of thoracic paravertebral catheter: a case report

    Paravertebral catheters are generally inserted and removed without complications. However, catheter breakage occurs rarely. This is the first report describing breakage of a thoracic paravertebral catheter and...

    Tasuku Fujii, Yasuyuki Shibata and Kimitoshi Nishiwaki

    JA Clinical Reports 2017 3:4

    Published on: 5 January 2017

  6. Case report

    Transforaminal epidural blood patch for intractable spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid leak: a case report

    Epidural blood patch (EBP) is a recognized treatment for spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid leak (SCFL) and is typically administered by the interlaminar approach. Here, we report a case of a patient in whom SCFL...

    Aki Fujiwara, Keisuke Watanabe, Keiji Hashizume, Kozue Shinohara, Michiko Fukumoto, Katsuhiro Kimoto and Masahiko Kawaguchi

    JA Clinical Reports 2017 3:2

    Published on: 5 January 2017

  7. Case report

    Effect of arginine vasopressin on systemic and pulmonary arterial pressure in a patient with pulmonary hypertension secondary to pulmonary emphysema: a case report

    Although data from several studies support the use of arginine vasopressin (AVP) for the treatment of hypotension concomitant with pulmonary hypertension (PH) in the cardiac surgery setting, to our knowledge, ...

    Toshiyuki Mizota, Kohei Fujiwara, Miho Hamada, Shino Matsukawa and Hajime Segawa

    JA Clinical Reports 2017 3:1

    Published on: 4 January 2017

  8. Case report

    Bridging bronchus, type six, as a new rare case of a bronchial anomaly

    In 1976, Gonzales-Crussi et al. (Am. J. Dis. Child. 130:1015–18, 1976) introduced the first case of bridging bronchus as a rare bronchial branching anomaly; since then, only 14 worldwide cases was described. W...

    Ashraf El-Molla, Mohamed Daabiss, Rashed Al-Otaibi, Hussein Al-Qudaihy and Samir Bawazir

    JA Clinical Reports 2016 2:44

    Published on: 7 December 2016

  9. Case report

    Peripheral nerve block with a high concentration of tetracaine dissolved in bupivacaine for intractable post-herpetic itch: a case report

    Post-herpetic itch (PHI) is a neuropathic itch syndrome following herpes zoster. It has been reported that PHI is occasionally sufficiently severe to compromise patients’ quality of life and frequently refract...

    Daiki Yamanaka, Takashi Kawano, Marie Shigematsu-Locatelli, Atsushi Nishigaki, Sonoe Kitamura, Bun Aoyama, Hiroki Tateiwa, Noriko Kitaoka and Masataka Yokoyama

    JA Clinical Reports 2016 2:43

    Published on: 5 December 2016

  10. Case report

    A case of a giant cell myocarditis that developed massive left ventricular thrombus during percutaneous cardiopulmonary support

    Giant cell myocarditis, characterized by infiltration of multinucleated giant cells in the myocardium, is a rare type of myocarditis. It often progresses rapidly into fulminant heart failure and indicates a po...

    Yusuke Takei, Yutaka Ejima, Hiroaki Toyama, Kana Takei, Takahisa Ota and Masanori Yamauchi

    JA Clinical Reports 2016 2:41

    Published on: 29 November 2016

  11. Clinical research letter

    Surgery cancellations after entering the operating room

    Surgery cancellation results in unavailability of the operating room and loss time. We identified the frequency of and reasons for operation cancellations after patients entered the operating room and assessed...

    Yoko Hori, Ayami Nakayama and Atsuhiro Sakamoto

    JA Clinical Reports 2016 2:40

    Published on: 25 November 2016

  12. Clinical research letter

    Lactate level during cardiopulmonary bypass as a predictor of postoperative outcomes in adult patients undergoing cardiac surgery

    It has been reported that prolonged intensive care unit (ICU) stay after cardiac surgery is associated with poor patient outcome. In addition, prolonged stay can block the efficient use of ICU beds with an inc...

    Satoko Noguchi, Junichi Saito, Eiji Hashiba, Tetsuya Kushikata and Kazuyoshi Hirota

    JA Clinical Reports 2016 2:39

    Published on: 24 November 2016

  13. Case report

    Successful airway management using a MultiViewScope handle with a stylet scope in a patient with Schwartz–Jampel syndrome

    Schwartz–Jampel syndrome (SJS) is a rare disorder characterized by micrognathia, kyphoscoliosis, and myotonia. The greatest challenge in the anesthetic management of patients with SJS is performing tracheal in...

    Keika Mukaihara, Kohei Godai, Tomotsugu Yamada, Maiko Hasegawa-Moriyama and Yuichi Kanmura

    JA Clinical Reports 2016 2:36

    Published on: 14 November 2016

  14. Case report

    Rapid development of a spinal epidural hematoma following thoracic epidural catheter removal in an esophageal carcinoma surgical patient: a case report

    The occurrence of spinal epidural hematomas associated with the use of epidural catheters is relatively rare. Furthermore, it is unusual for hematoma-associated neurological symptoms to occur within 15 min of ...

    Takeshi Umegaki, Kiichi Hirota, Sayaka Ohira, Takeo Uba, Munenori Kusunoki, Akihisa Okamoto, Kenichiro Nishi and Takahiko Kamibayashi

    JA Clinical Reports 2016 2:37

    Published on: 14 November 2016

  15. Case report

    Emergency cardiac surgery and heparin resistance in a patient with essential thrombocythemia

    A 66-year-old man with thrombocytosis was brought to our hospital to undergo removal of a left ventricular thrombus. He had developed cerebral infarction 6 days before presenting to the hospital and suffered f...

    Mika Nakanishi, Eri Oota, Takehiro Soeda, Kaoru Masumo, Yukihiko Tomita, Takeshi Kato and Toshihiro Imanishi

    JA Clinical Reports 2016 2:35

    Published on: 9 November 2016

  16. Case report

    Therapeutic plasma exchange in heart transplantation: role of coagulation assessment with thromboelastometry

    Therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE) is a potentially life-saving procedure which effectively removes donor-specific human leukocyte antigen (HLA) antibodies from the bloodstream, allowing critically ill heart tr...

    Andrew Crabbe, John S. McNeil, Seema P. Deshpande, Zachary Kon, Si M. Pham and Kenichi A. Tanaka

    JA Clinical Reports 2016 2:31

    Published on: 19 October 2016

  17. Clinical research letter

    Relation between fentanyl dose and patient state index during spinal anesthesia for elective cesarean section

    In spinal anesthesia for cesarean section, the addition of fentanyl to the local anesthetic has been reported to improve perioperative analgesia. However, there is only limited knowledge on sedative effects of...

    Hiroki Iwata, Hiroaki Sakai, Souichiro Mimuro, Nako Uozaki, Hiromitsu Yamaguchi, Kenji Takahashi and Yoshito Shiraishi

    JA Clinical Reports 2016 2:32

    Published on: 19 October 2016

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