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  1. Content type: Case report

    Protein S deficiency patient is characterized by recurrent thrombosis, and its risk is higher intraoperatively, especially in cardiac surgery involving cardiopulmonary bypass. Two heparin cessation periods are...

    Authors: Kenzaburou Sugimoto, Mamoru Kadosaki, Atsushi Egawa, Rina Tokitou, Miho Urayama and Mamoru Takeuchi

    Citation: JA Clinical Reports 2018 4:17

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    Heterotaxy syndrome (HS) is characterized by a wide variety of cardiac and extra-cardiac malformations, including pulmonary valve stenosis, interruption of the inferior vena cava, total anomalous pulmonary ven...

    Authors: Hirofumi Obinata, Shinichi Nishibe and Yoko Ishihara

    Citation: JA Clinical Reports 2018 4:16

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  3. Content type: Clinical research letter

    The placement of a pulmonary artery catheter sometimes needs long time by observing the pressure wave, and several factors have been reported to hinder the placement. In the present study, we examined whether ...

    Authors: Yuka Miyata, Tsutomu Wada, Tomohiko Hayasaka and Yukio Hayashi

    Citation: JA Clinical Reports 2018 4:15

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  4. Content type: Case report

    Anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDAR) encephalitis is an autoimmune disorder caused by production of anti-NMDAR antibodies that is often associated with ovarian teratoma and exhibits various manifestation...

    Authors: Masami Sato, Hiroaki Yasumoto and Toshiyuki Arai

    Citation: JA Clinical Reports 2018 4:14

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  5. Content type: Case report

    A 64-year-old female patient with spinocerebellar ataxia type 6 was referred to our department for pancreatic cancer and anesthetized with volatile anesthesia combined with epidural anesthesia for pancreaticod...

    Authors: Takaya Nishida and Masayori Nakajima

    Citation: JA Clinical Reports 2018 4:13

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  6. Content type: Case report

    Polymeraze I and transcript release factor (PTRF) mutations are a newly recognized disease, which cause congenital generalized lipodystrophy associated with myopathy.

    Authors: Atsuko Hirano, Tomohiko Takada, Mariko Senda, Hidemasa Takahashi and Takeo Suzuki

    Citation: JA Clinical Reports 2018 4:11

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  7. Content type: Clinical research letter

    Serratus plane block is a thoracic truncal block that has been proposed as alternatives for analgesia such as epidural anesthesia and paravertebral block for the anterolateral chest wall. Previously, we perfor...

    Authors: Tatsuya Kunigo, Takeshi Murouchi, Shuji Yamamoto and Michiaki Yamakage

    Citation: JA Clinical Reports 2018 4:10

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  8. Content type: Clinical research letter

    Secretion of hormones, which antagonize the action of insulin, is facilitated in response to surgery, and acute resistance to the action of insulin develops. Our aim is to elucidate the effects of intraoperati...

    Authors: Akina Tohya, Atsushi Kohjitani, Sachi Ohno, Kaoru Yamashita, Yozo Manabe and Mitsutaka Sugimura

    Citation: JA Clinical Reports 2018 4:9

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  9. Content type: Clinical research letter

    Coagulation disorder and intraoperative hypotension are representative complications of traumatic brain injury which cause worse perioperative outcome. The aim of this study was to survey the relation of coagu...

    Authors: Kei Kamiutsuri, Naoki Tominaga and Shunji Kobayashi

    Citation: JA Clinical Reports 2018 4:8

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  10. Content type: Clinical research letter

    Goal-directed therapy (GDT) is beneficial for surgical patients, especially for those undergoing high-risk surgery. However, little has been reported on the hemodynamic effects of GDT in extensive surgery. We ...

    Authors: Satoshi Ishihara, Takeshi Yokoyama and Katsuyuki Katayama

    Citation: JA Clinical Reports 2018 4:7

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  11. Content type: Case report

    Spinal cord infarction (SCI) after epidural anesthesia is quite rare. Although most cases of perioperative SCI are associated with aortic, cardiac, or spinal surgery, and/or abnormal preoperative conditions, s...

    Authors: Kei Houri, Shinichi Hamasaki, Takatoshi Tsujimoto, Tomohisa Uchida, Tatsushige Iwamoto, Toru Shirai and Shinichi Nakao

    Citation: JA Clinical Reports 2018 4:6

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  12. Content type: Clinical research letter

    The Nihon Kohden linear inflationary non-invasive blood pressure (iNIBP) monitoring technology is an oscillometric device that measures blood pressure by detecting oscillations during inflation. Systolic blood...

    Authors: Akiko Yamashita and Shingo Irikoma

    Citation: JA Clinical Reports 2018 4:5

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  13. Content type: Case report

    We describe a pediatric patient who suffered from critical abdominal distention caused by a combination of humidified, high-flow nasal cannula (HHFNC) oxygen therapy and nasal airway.

    Authors: Satoki Inoue, Yumiko Tamaki, Shota Sonobe, Junji Egawa and Masahiko Kawaguchi

    Citation: JA Clinical Reports 2018 4:4

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  14. Content type: Case report

    Ovarian vein thrombosis is a rare complication of pregnancy. The representative complaints of patients with ovarian vein thrombosis are abdominal pain and fever. In some cases, however, fatal pulmonary embolis...

    Authors: Yutaka Oda, Michie Fujita, Chika Motohisa, Shinichi Nakata, Motoko Shimada and Ryushi Komatsu

    Citation: JA Clinical Reports 2018 4:3

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  15. Content type: Case report

    Cleidocranial dysplasia is a type of skeletal dysplasia, which is primarily characterized by delayed ossification of skeletal structures. It causes facial and oral abnormalities, resulting in difficult airway ...

    Authors: Yumiko Nishio, Teruyuki Hiraki, Hiroko Taniguchi and Kazuo Ushijima

    Citation: JA Clinical Reports 2018 4:2

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  16. Content type: Clinical research letter

    Because there is ongoing population aging, the age of patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) is also higher. However, the evidence about outcomes in elderly patients is insufficient in Japan. There...

    Authors: Tomoaki Yatabe, Atsushi Nishigaki, Takahiko Tamura and Masataka Yokoyama

    Citation: JA Clinical Reports 2018 4:1

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  17. Content type: Case report

    Mediastinal tumor in a pregnant woman, which had needed a multidisciplinary approach, was further complicated by tuberculosis. The clinical course of the current patient was very complicated. A 37-year-old fem...

    Authors: Motoi Kumagai, Wakana Koishi, Hiroya Takahashi and Kenji Suzuki

    Citation: JA Clinical Reports 2017 3:66

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  18. Content type: Case report

    It has been reported that PECS II block can alleviate postoperative pain following transapical transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TA-TAVI). However, the effectiveness of continuous PECS II block with cat...

    Authors: Tomoharu Shakuo, Shinichi Kakumoto, Junya Kuribayashi, Katsunori Oe and Katsuhiro Seo

    Citation: JA Clinical Reports 2017 3:65

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  19. Content type: Case report

    Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD) is a progressive neuromuscular disorder caused by mutations in the dystrophin gene. The sensitivity to non-depolarizing muscle relaxant in a patient with muscle dystrophy is rep...

    Authors: Masato Iwata, Naoya Kuzumoto, Yuka Akasaki, Masayo Morioka, Kana Nakayama, Nobuyoshi Matsuzawa, Katsuhiro Kimoto and Toshiyuki Shimomura

    Citation: JA Clinical Reports 2017 3:64

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  20. Content type: Case report

    Tracheoesophageal fistulas (TEF) present a perioperative management challenge. A 62 year-old man with esophageal carcinoma presented with a large tracheoesophageal fistula extending most of the trachea. Previo...

    Authors: Luis E. Tollinche, Mohit Chawla, Eunice W. Lee and A. Rolando Peralta

    Citation: JA Clinical Reports 2017 3:62

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  21. Content type: Case report

    Thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) can interrupt blood flow to upper limbs by vascular compression. We report a case of a 52-year-old man who presented left subclavian artery malperfusion due to TOS during total v...

    Authors: Kazuyuki Mizunoya, Kentaro Ueda, Yoshifumi Takeda, Koichi Takita and Yuji Morimoto

    Citation: JA Clinical Reports 2017 3:61

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  22. Content type: Clinical research letter

    There has been an increase in the number of Japanese patients with lumbar spinal canal stenosis (LSCS) who complain of chronic pain or motor disturbance in the lower back or extremities. These patients are oft...

    Authors: Mitsuhiko Oohata, Yuko Aoki, Michiko Miyata, Hiroki Mizobe and Kenji S. Suzuki

    Citation: JA Clinical Reports 2017 3:60

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  23. Content type: Case report

    Inclusion body myositis (IBM) is an inflammatory muscle disease characterized by slowly progressive muscle weakness and wasting, especially affecting proximal leg and distal arm. We report a successful anesthe...

    Authors: Daiki Takekawa, Hirotaka Kinoshita, Tomoyuki Kudo, Masato Kitayama, Tetsuya Kushikata and Kazuyoshi Hirota

    Citation: JA Clinical Reports 2017 3:59

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  24. Content type: Clinical research letter

    Respiratory depression (RD) is a critical complication of general anesthesia. The present study investigated the incidence of postoperative life-threatening respiratory events after laparoscopic colon surgery ...

    Authors: Hideaki Kawanishi, Junji Egawa, Satoki Inoue, Takashi Shiota and Masahiko Kawaguchi

    Citation: JA Clinical Reports 2017 3:58

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  25. Content type: Case report

    We report a case of adhesions in the epidural space caused by more than 200 times epidural blocks that were observed with epiduroscopy. A 41-year-old man had repeatedly undergone lumbar epidural blocks to trea...

    Authors: Nobuhiro Shimada, Takashi Igarashi, Kunihiko Murai, Tetsuhito Hara, Tomoko Kuramochi and Mamoru Takeuchi

    Citation: JA Clinical Reports 2017 3:57

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  26. Content type: Clinical research letter

    Some reports have highlighted the relationship between heart rate variability (HRV) and the degree of postoperative pain experienced. This study retrospectively examined whether differences in heart rate varia...

    Authors: Shinya Uchida, Yuji Kadoi and Shigeru Saito

    Citation: JA Clinical Reports 2017 3:56

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  27. Content type: Clinical research letter

    Acute kidney injury (AKI) after cardiac surgery is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. Although morbidity of AKI after off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (OPCAB) has been investigated, lit...

    Authors: Yuta Kumada, Kenji Yoshitani, Yusuke Shimabara and Yoshihiko Ohnishi

    Citation: JA Clinical Reports 2017 3:55

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  28. Content type: Case report

    Esophageal submucosal hematoma is a rare complication after endovascular surgery. We report a case of an esophageal submucosal hematoma which may have been caused by rigorous cough during extubation.

    Authors: Sachiko Ito, Shihoko Iwata, Izumi Kondo, Motoyo Iwade, Makoto Ozaki, Tatsuya Ishikawa and Takakazu Kawamata

    Citation: JA Clinical Reports 2017 3:54

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  29. Content type: Case report

    We described a case in which femoral nerve block (FNB) and lateral femoral cutaneous nerve block (LFCNB) with dexmedetomidine (DEX) was useful for open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) of a femoral neck ...

    Authors: Yui Yamane, Takeshi Omae, Keito Kou and Sonoko Sakuraba

    Citation: JA Clinical Reports 2017 3:53

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  30. Content type: Clinical research letter

    Goreisan, a traditional Japanese Kampo medicine, may prevent postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV). The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of Goreisan on PONV in a high-risk population in a ra...

    Authors: Keiko Kume, Yusuke Kasuya and Makoto Ozaki

    Citation: JA Clinical Reports 2017 3:52

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  31. Content type: Case report

    A 38-year-old man with pancreatic cancer was scheduled to undergo pancreaticoduodenectomy. He had an unremarkable past medical history. After inducing general anesthesia, a left radial arterial catheter was su...

    Authors: Kunitaro Watanabe, Shingo Mitsuda, Akira Motoyasu, Joho Tokumine, Kumi Moriyama and Tomoko Yorozu

    Citation: JA Clinical Reports 2017 3:51

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  32. Content type: Clinical research letter

    The aims of this study were to elucidate why the cephalic vein provides a reliable cannulation site from a morphological viewpoint and identify an effective landmark for avoiding injury to the superficial bran...

    Authors: Mitsuhiro Matsuo, Satoru Honma, Takahiro Sonomura and Mitsuaki Yamazaki

    Citation: JA Clinical Reports 2017 3:50

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  33. Content type: Clinical research letter

    The neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR) is gaining interest as an independent predictor of survival in patients with various clinical conditions. No study to date has reported an association between inflammat...

    Authors: Yuichiro Shimoyama, Osamu Umegaki, Tomoyuki Agui, Noriko Kadono and Toshiaki Minami

    Citation: JA Clinical Reports 2017 3:49

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  34. Content type: Clinical research letter

    The number of morbidly obese patients who have undergone bariatric surgery has been gradually increasing in Japan. These obese patients are often complicated with metabolic, cardiac, respiratory, and other dis...

    Authors: Takashi Kobayashi, Yoko Watanabe, Jun Aizawa and Kenji S. Suzuki

    Citation: JA Clinical Reports 2017 3:47

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  35. Content type: Case report

    Patients with congenital central hypoventilation syndrome (CCHS) develop alveolar hypoventilation resulting from a failure of central ventilatory control. Late-onset CCHS (LO-CCHS), which may be precipitated b...

    Authors: Keiko Hirooka, Kotoe Kamata, Shiro Horisawa, Minoru Nomura, Takaomi Taira and Makoto Ozaki

    Citation: JA Clinical Reports 2017 3:46

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  36. Content type: Clinical research letter

    Minimally invasive cardiac surgery (MICS), via minithoracotomy, is thought to be a fast track to extubation and recovery after surgery. For this, good coverage analgesia is essential. Epidural anesthesia, a st...

    Authors: Shintaro Tahara, Akito Inoue, Hajime Sakamoto, Yasuaki Tatara, Kayoko Masuda, Yoichiro Hattori, Yusaku Nozumi, Mitsumasa Miyagi and Surakshya Sigdel

    Citation: JA Clinical Reports 2017 3:45

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  37. Content type: Case report

    The tongue flap is an accepted treatment method for cleft palate repair. Orotracheal or nasotracheal intubation using a fiberoptic scope is preferred for the division of the tongue flap. We report two cases of...

    Authors: Kaori K. Kuroiwa, Masaaki Nishizawa, Nami Kondo, Haruka Nakazawa and Takanobu Hirabayashi

    Citation: JA Clinical Reports 2017 3:43

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  38. Content type: Case report

    Epidural anesthesia is widely used for postoperative analgesia and rarely causes permanent neurological complications. We report a case of paraplegia following abdominal surgery under combined epidural/general...

    Authors: Kaori Kobayashi, Noriko Narimatsu, Takafumi Oyoshi, Takashi Ikeda and Toshimitsu Tohya

    Citation: JA Clinical Reports 2017 3:42

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  39. Content type: Case report

    Sugammadex has been reported to cause upper-airway obstruction, such as laryngospasm or bronchospasm. These two conditions are treated using different approaches, but the differential diagnosis is difficult.

    Authors: Keito Kou, Takeshi Omae, Saiko Wakabayashi and Sonoko Sakuraba

    Citation: JA Clinical Reports 2017 3:41

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