Kazumi Kimura


Affiliation: Kawasaki Medical School
Country: Japan


  1. Kimura K, Shibazaki K, Iguchi Y, Aoki J, Sakai K, Sakamoto Y, et al. The combination of elevated BNP and AF as a predictor of no early recanalization after IV-t-PA in acute ischemic stroke. J Neurol Sci. 2010;290:37-40 pubmed publisher
    ..2%; sensitivity, 61.4%; specificity, 80.0%). The presence of AF and elevated BNP was associated with no early recanalization after IV-t-PA therapy. We should need further study to ascertain its predictive ability. ..
  2. Kimura K, Sakamoto Y, Iguchi Y, Shibazaki K. Serial changes in ischemic lesion volume and neurological recovery after t-PA therapy. J Neurol Sci. 2011;304:35-9 pubmed publisher
    ..3%) indicated remarkable recovery, and that 80 cm(3) (78.8% and 76.3%) indicated good recovery. The thresholds of ?ILV enlargement for remarkable and good recovery after t-PA therapy were 40 and 80 cm(3), respectively. ..
  3. Kimura K, Aoki J, Sakamoto Y, Kobayashi K, Sakai K, Inoue T, et al. Administration of edaravone, a free radical scavenger, during t-PA infusion can enhance early recanalization in acute stroke patients--a preliminary study. J Neurol Sci. 2012;313:132-6 pubmed publisher
    ..These results demonstrate that administration of edaravone during t-PA infusion should enhance early recanalization in acute stroke patients. ..