S Aoyagi

Summary

Affiliation: Kurume University School of Medicine
Country: Japan

Publications

  1. ncbi Aortic valve replacement for aortic regurgitation caused by aortitis
    S Aoyagi
    Second Department of Surgery, Kurume University School of Medicine, Japan
    Jpn Circ J 63:885-8. 1999
  2. ncbi Leaflet movement of the ATS valve in the aortic position: unique behavior observed in 19-mm valves
    Shigeaki Aoyagi
    Department of Surgery, Kurume University School of Medicine, Kurume, Japan
    Ann Thorac Surg 82:853-7. 2006
  3. doi Left ventricular-right atrial communication following tricuspid annuloplasty
    Shigeaki Aoyagi
    Department of Surgery, Kurume University School of Medicine, Kurume, Japan
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 34:680-1. 2008
  4. ncbi Long-term survivors after valve replacement with a Starr-Edwards mitral disk valve prosthesis
    Shigeaki Aoyagi
    Department of Surgery, Kurume University School of Medicine, Kurume, Japan
    Artif Organs 30:484-7. 2006
  5. ncbi Anomalous origin of the right coronary artery: report of a case
    Shigeaki Aoyagi
    Department of Surgery, Kurume University School of Medicine, Kurume 830 0011, Japan
    Kurume Med J 51:283-6. 2004
  6. ncbi Right atrial myxoma in a patient presenting with syncope
    Shigeaki Aoyagi
    Department of Surgery, Kurume University School of Medicine, 67 Asahi Machi, Kurume 830 0011, Japan
    Kurume Med J 51:91-3. 2004
  7. ncbi Left ventricular outflow tract pseudoaneurysm after aortic valve replacement: case report
    Shigeaki Aoyagi
    Department of Surgery, Kurume University School of Medicine, Kurume, Japan
    J Heart Valve Dis 13:145-8. 2004
  8. ncbi Doppler echocardiographic evaluation of prosthetic valves in tricuspid position
    Shigeaki Aoyagi
    Department of Surgery, Kurume University School of Medicine, Kurume, Japan
    Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann 11:193-7. 2003
  9. ncbi Pulmonary artery aneurysms developed in a family
    S Aoyagi
    Department of Surgery, Kurume University School of Medicine, Kurume, Japan
    J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino) 43:661-3. 2002
  10. ncbi Late re-operation for aortic and mitral Starr-Edwards ball valve prostheses
    Shigeaki Aoyagi
    Department of Surgery, Kurume University School of Medicine, 67 Asahi Machi, Kurume 830 0011, Japan
    Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann 14:467-71. 2006

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  1. ncbi Aortic valve replacement for aortic regurgitation caused by aortitis
    S Aoyagi
    Second Department of Surgery, Kurume University School of Medicine, Japan
    Jpn Circ J 63:885-8. 1999
    ....
  2. ncbi Leaflet movement of the ATS valve in the aortic position: unique behavior observed in 19-mm valves
    Shigeaki Aoyagi
    Department of Surgery, Kurume University School of Medicine, Kurume, Japan
    Ann Thorac Surg 82:853-7. 2006
    ..Leaflet opening angles of ATS valves in vivo tend to be less than those reported by the manufacturer, and there is a wide variation in opening angles even among valves of the same size...
  3. doi Left ventricular-right atrial communication following tricuspid annuloplasty
    Shigeaki Aoyagi
    Department of Surgery, Kurume University School of Medicine, Kurume, Japan
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 34:680-1. 2008
    ....
  4. ncbi Long-term survivors after valve replacement with a Starr-Edwards mitral disk valve prosthesis
    Shigeaki Aoyagi
    Department of Surgery, Kurume University School of Medicine, Kurume, Japan
    Artif Organs 30:484-7. 2006
    ..These results suggest the favorable long-term durability of the S-E disk valve...
  5. ncbi Anomalous origin of the right coronary artery: report of a case
    Shigeaki Aoyagi
    Department of Surgery, Kurume University School of Medicine, Kurume 830 0011, Japan
    Kurume Med J 51:283-6. 2004
    ..The patient recovered uneventfully and is doing well without findings of myocardial ischemia at present 40 months after operation...
  6. ncbi Right atrial myxoma in a patient presenting with syncope
    Shigeaki Aoyagi
    Department of Surgery, Kurume University School of Medicine, 67 Asahi Machi, Kurume 830 0011, Japan
    Kurume Med J 51:91-3. 2004
    ....
  7. ncbi Left ventricular outflow tract pseudoaneurysm after aortic valve replacement: case report
    Shigeaki Aoyagi
    Department of Surgery, Kurume University School of Medicine, Kurume, Japan
    J Heart Valve Dis 13:145-8. 2004
    ..Surgical trauma to the intervalvular fibrosa during removal of the original prosthetic valve may have caused pseudoaneurysm formation in this patient...
  8. ncbi Doppler echocardiographic evaluation of prosthetic valves in tricuspid position
    Shigeaki Aoyagi
    Department of Surgery, Kurume University School of Medicine, Kurume, Japan
    Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann 11:193-7. 2003
    ..Pathological obstruction of a tricuspid prosthesis can be strongly suspected in patients with a mean pressure gradient > 5.5 mm Hg and a pressure half-time > 200 msec on Doppler echocardiography...
  9. ncbi Pulmonary artery aneurysms developed in a family
    S Aoyagi
    Department of Surgery, Kurume University School of Medicine, Kurume, Japan
    J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino) 43:661-3. 2002
    ..A PAA in the daughter has been followed up because of a small shunt through the defect. In addition to the increased pulmonary blood flow, congenital weakness of the PA wall must have contributed to development of PAAs in our patients...
  10. ncbi Late re-operation for aortic and mitral Starr-Edwards ball valve prostheses
    Shigeaki Aoyagi
    Department of Surgery, Kurume University School of Medicine, 67 Asahi Machi, Kurume 830 0011, Japan
    Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann 14:467-71. 2006
    ..Significant hemolysis, elevation of lactate dehydrogenase values, and echocardiographic detection of transvalvular regurgitation are diagnostic of cloth wear, and are indications for replacement of a cloth-covered ball valve...
  11. ncbi Concomitant traumatic aortic valve and coronary artery injury
    Shigeaki Aoyagi
    Department of Surgery, Kurume University School of Medicine, Kurume, Japan
    Ann Thorac Surg 83:289-91. 2007
    ..Avulsion of the commissure between the right coronary cusp and the noncoronary cusp from its aortic wall attachment was detected. Aortic valve replacement and coronary artery bypass grafting were performed...
  12. doi Heart valve surgery in octogenarians: operative and long-term results
    Shigeaki Aoyagi
    Department of Surgery 2, Kurume University School of Medicine, 67 Asahi Machi, Kurume 830 0011, Japan
    Heart Vessels 25:522-8. 2010
    ..Valve surgery can be performed in octogenarian patients with acceptable mortality, good long-term results, and good quality of life. Early referral to surgery should be important to obtain a better postoperative outcome...
  13. doi Treatment for mechanical valve thrombosis in the right heart: combined pharmacological and mechanical thrombolysis
    Shigeaki Aoyagi
    Department of Surgery, Kurume University School of Medicine, Kurume, Japan
    Artif Organs 34:E238-41. 2010
    ..Combined pharmacological and mechanical thrombolysis may improve success rates and reduce the time required for thrombolysis of PVT...
  14. doi Transcatheter coil embolization for patent ductus arteriosus in the elderly: report of a case and review of the published work
    Shigeaki Aoyagi
    Department of Surgery, Kurume University School of Medicine, Kurume, Japan
    Geriatr Gerontol Int 9:329-32. 2009
    ..Non-surgical transcatheter occlusion using coil embolization appears to be an effective and minimally invasive technique for treatment of patent ductus arteriosus in the elderly...
  15. ncbi Obstruction of St Jude Medical valves in the aortic position: significance of a combination of cineradiography and echocardiography
    S Aoyagi
    Department of Surgery, Kurume University School of Medicine, Kurume, Japan
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 120:142-7. 2000
    ..Obstruction of the St Jude Medical valve (St Jude Medical, Inc, St Paul, Minn) is a rare but serious complication...
  16. ncbi Prosthetic valve obstruction: diagnostic usefulness of cineradiography and multidetector-row computed tomography
    S Aoyagi
    Department of Surgery, Kurume University School of Medicine, Kurume, Japan
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 55:517-9. 2007
  17. ncbi Benefits of a beta-blocker for intractable hemolysis due to paraprosthetic leakage
    Shigeaki Aoyagi
    Department of Surgery, Kurume University School of Medicine, 67 Asahi Machi, Kurume 830 0011, Japan
    Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann 15:441-3. 2007
    ..7 g x dL(-1) to 12.4 g x dL(-1), although glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase and lactic dehydrogenase values remained elevated...
  18. ncbi Extraanatomic aortic bypass for repair of aortic coarctation
    Shigeaki Aoyagi
    Department of Surgery, Kurume University School of Medicine, Kurume, Japan
    J Card Surg 22:436-9. 2007
    ..A 14-mm graft was used. In one patient receiving concomitant procedures, mitral valve repair and replacement of the ascending aorta was performed after the distal anastomosis...
  19. ncbi Subdural hematoma after open-heart surgery
    Shigeaki Aoyagi
    Department of Surgery, Kurume University School of Medicine, Kurume, Japan
    J Heart Valve Dis 16:450-3. 2007
    ..The neurological problems were completely resolved by removal and drainage of the hematoma in three patients, while conservative management was performed with no aggravation of neurological symptoms in the fourth patient...
  20. ncbi Mid-term results of valve replacement with the ATS valve: a seven-year follow up
    Shigeaki Aoyagi
    Department of Surgery, Kurume University School of Medicine, Kurume, Japan
    J Heart Valve Dis 16:267-74. 2007
    ..Herein is presented a retrospective analysis of the mid-term results of valve replacement with the ATS valve prosthesis...
  21. ncbi Obstruction of St Jude medical valves in the aortic position: a consideration for pathogenic mechanism of prosthetic valve obstruction
    S Aoyagi
    Department of Surgery, Kurume University School of Medicine, 830 0011, Kurume, Japan
    Cardiovasc Surg 10:339-44. 2002
    ..These results suggest that pannus might play the primary role in development of obstruction of aortic SJM valves in patients on adequate oral anticoagulation...
  22. ncbi Triple valve replacement with bileaflet mechanical valves: is the mechanical valve the proper choice for the tricuspid position?
    E Tayama
    Department of Surgery, Kurume University School of Medicine, Japan
    Jpn Circ J 65:257-60. 2001
    ..Even if mechanical valves are implanted in the left side of the heart, a bioprosthesis may be a better choice at the tricuspid position...
  23. ncbi Plasma and urinary levels of heart fatty acid-binding protein in patients undergoing cardiac surgery
    N Hayashida
    Department of Surgery, Kurume University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Jpn Circ J 64:18-22. 2000
    ..Plasma and urinary H-FABP may be an early and sensitive biochemical marker for the diagnosis of myocardial injury in patients undergoing cardiac surgery...
  24. ncbi Tricuspid valve replacement with the St. Jude Medical valve: 19 years of experience
    H Kawano
    Department of Surgery, Kurume University School of Medicine, Kurume, Japan
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 18:565-9. 2000
    ..Jude Medical valve in the tricuspid position. Our long-term experience of tricuspid valve replacement showed the higher thrombogenicity than we had expected, therefore, this study was done to reconsider our strategy for valve choice...
  25. ncbi Biocompatibility of heparin-coated extracorporeal bypass circuits: new heparin bonded bioline system
    E Tayama
    Department of Surgery, Kurume University School of Medicine, Kurume, Japan
    Artif Organs 24:618-23. 2000
    ..However, it did not improve platelet activation, coagulation, or fibrinolysis cascade under full systemic heparinization. As a result, the clinical beneficial impact seemed to be the minimum...
  26. ncbi Effects of intraoperative administration of atrial natriuretic peptide
    N Hayashida
    Department of Surgery, Kurume University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Ann Thorac Surg 70:1319-26. 2000
    ..To evaluate the effects of intraoperative administration of exogenous ANP in patients undergoing cardiopulmonary bypass, we conducted a prospective randomized study...
  27. ncbi Antiinflammatory effects of colforsin daropate hydrochloride, a novel water-soluble forskolin derivative
    N Hayashida
    Department of Surgery, Kurume University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Ann Thorac Surg 71:1931-8. 2001
    ..To evaluate the effects of colforsin daropate hydrochloride (colforsin), a water-soluble forskolin derivative, on hemodynamics and systemic inflammatory response after cardiopulmonary bypass, we conducted a prospective randomized study...
  28. ncbi Coronary artery bypass grafting in patients with mild renal insufficiency
    N Hayashida
    Department of Surgery, Kurume University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Jpn Circ J 65:28-32. 2001
    ..9). The Renal group was also the second most important predictor of postoperative renal failure (OR=12.5). Therefore, non-dialysis-dependent mild renal insufficiency also increases the risk of morbidity following CABG...
  29. ncbi Cardio-aortic operation in octogenarians
    M Ohashi
    Department of Surgery, Kurume University School of Medicine, 67 Asahi-machi, Kurume City, Fukuoka 830-0011, Japan
    Jpn J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 49:47-52. 2001
    ..These data suggested that we should operate on cardio-aortic patients before they reach a very serious state, especially in octogenarians...
  30. ncbi Successful removal of an infected pacemaker electrode by open heart surgery under extracorporeal circulation
    E Tayama
    Department of Surgery, Kurume University School of Medicine, Japan
    Kurume Med J 47:91-4. 2000
    ..The post-operative course was uneventful. In order to remove a long-term implanted pacemaker lead, the direct surgical procedure with extracorporeal circulation is a favorable mean alternative to conventional intervention techniques...
  31. ncbi Malignant sarcomatoid tumor of the liver: report of a case
    N Eriguchi
    Department of Surgery, Kurume University School of Medicine, Japan
    Surg Today 31:170-3. 2001
    ..This case of a primary hepatic tumor composed of malignant cells with sarcomatous features is described, and the immunohistochemical findings are discussed...
  32. ncbi Evaluation of simultaneous excision of pancreatic cancer and the surrounding blood vessels
    H Kinoshita
    Department of Surgery, Kurume University School of Medicine, Kurume 830-0011, Japan
    Kurume Med J 48:21-4. 2001
    ....
  33. ncbi High-dose cimetidine reduces proinflammatory reaction after cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass
    E Tayama
    Department of Surgery, Kurume University School of Medicine, Kurume City, Japan
    Ann Thorac Surg 72:1945-9. 2001
    ..Cimetidine, which is usually used for gastric ulcer, enhances cellular immunity. The effect of cimetidine on perioperative proinflammatory response after cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass was investigated...
  34. ncbi Biological activity of endogenous atrial natriuretic peptide during cardiopulmonary bypass
    N Hayashida
    Department of Surgery, Kurume University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Artif Organs 24:833-8. 2000
    ..CPB decreased the molar ratio of cGMP to ANP, which may represent ANP biological activity, such as vasodilation and natriuresis. The phenomenon may contribute to water-sodium retention and pulmonary hypertension after cardiac surgery...
  35. ncbi Unusual liver carcinomas with sarcomatous features: analysis of four cases
    N Eriguchi
    Department of Surgery, Kurume University School of Medicine, Japan
    Surg Today 31:530-3. 2001
    ....
  36. ncbi Left atrial thrombosis following mitral valve repair and maze procedure: case report
    Shigeaki Aoyagi
    Department of Surgery, Kurume University School of Medicine, Kurume, Japan
    J Heart Valve Dis 12:714-6. 2003
    ..After reoperation, the patient received warfarin and an antiplatelet agent to maintain the INR at 2.5-3.5. Echocardiography performed at 11 months postoperatively revealed no thrombus formation on the left atrium...
  37. ncbi Repair of left ventricular rupture following mitral valve replacement concomitant with left atrial reduction procedure--intracardiac patch and extracardiac buttress suture
    E Tayama
    Department of Surgery, Kurume University School of Medicine, Kurume City, Japan
    Jpn Circ J 65:581-3. 2001
    ..In a case such as this, in which hemostasis is quite difficult to establish, this combination technique is particularly effective...
  38. ncbi Surgical treatment of prosthetic valve endocarditis with left ventricular-aortic discontinuity: reconstruction of the left ventricular outflow tract with a xenopericardial conduit
    S Aoyagi
    Department of Surgery, Kurume University School of Medicine, Japan
    J Heart Valve Dis 10:367-70. 2001
    ....
  39. ncbi [Long-term results of aortic root replacement with a composite graft]
    Shuji Fukunaga
    Department of Surgery, Kurume University School of Medicine, Kurume, Japan
    Kyobu Geka 62:947-51. 2009
    ..2% and 95.7%, respectively. The results of aortic root replacement with a composite graft were excellent. This procedure should be the 1st choice for surgical treatment of the aortic root disease...
  40. ncbi Internal thoracic artery as a collateral source to the ischemic lower extremity
    N Hayashida
    Department of Surgery, Kurume University, 67 Asahi Machi, 830 0011, Kurume, Japan
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 18:613-6. 2000
    ..Careful preoperative examinations and choice of surgical approach are required for such patients to avoid serious vascular complications...
  41. ncbi Carcinoma arising in the pancreas 17 years after primary excision of a choledochal cysts: report of a case
    N Eriguchi
    Department of Surgery, Kurume University School of Medicine, Japan
    Surg Today 31:534-7. 2001
    ..Long-term follow-up is recommended even for patients who have undergone excisional surgery for a choledochal cyst, in consideration of the possibility that cancer associated with the intrapancreatic biliary tract or pancreas may develop...
  42. ncbi [Aortic valve replacement with a small valve prosthesis: a review of clinical and echocardiographic studies for impact of prosthesis-patient mismatch]
    Shigeaki Aoyagi
    Department of Surgery, Kurume University School of Medicine, Kurume, Japan
    Nihon Geka Gakkai Zasshi 108:59-63. 2007
    ..85cm(2)/m(2) is also a risk factor for poor prognosis in Japanese patients, whose body size is in general smaller than that of Western patients...
  43. ncbi Clinical outcome after cardiac operations in patients with cirrhosis
    Nobuhiko Hayashida
    Department of Surgery, Kurume University, Kurume, Japan
    Ann Thorac Surg 77:500-5. 2004
    ..To evaluate the clinical outcome after cardiac operations in patients with cirrhosis, a retrospective study was undertaken...
  44. ncbi [Effects of colforsin daropate hydrochloride in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery]
    N Hayashida
    Department of Surgery, Kurume University, Kurume, Japan
    Kyobu Geka 54:391-5. 2001
    ..Thus, it is suggested that Adehl can be a useful agent for the perioperative management in patients undergoing cardiac surgery...
  45. ncbi Effects of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor during warm blood cardioplegia
    N Hayashida
    Department of Surgery, Kurume University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Ann Thorac Surg 70:627-32. 2000
    ..Effects of captopril, an angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor, during warm blood cardioplegia were assessed in the blood-perfused, isolated rat heart...
  46. ncbi Influence of renal function on serum and urinary heart fatty acid-binding protein levels
    N Nayashida
    Department of Surgery, Kurume University, Fukuoka, Japan
    J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino) 42:735-40. 2001
    ..To evaluate the influence of renal function on H-FABP levels, we conducted a prospective study...
  47. ncbi Open heart operation in a patient with hereditary spherocytosis: a case report
    S Aoyagi
    Department of Surgery, Kurume University School of Medicine, 67 Asahi-machi, Kurume 830-0011, Japan
    Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 7:375-7. 2001
    ..Only 10 patients with HS who underwent cardiac operations using CPB have been reported. The case is presented due to its rarity...
  48. ncbi A case of ileus caused by implantation of cancer after surgical treatment of bile duct carcinoma
    H Kinoshita
    Department of Surgery, Kurume University School of Medicine, Kurume 830-0011, Japan
    Kurume Med J 48:183-7. 2001
    ..At present, the patient is alive without recurrence. Because recurrence of cancer by implantation of cancer cells is often localized in a limited region, early diagnosis and excision are important...
  49. ncbi Right atrial thrombus associated with combined valvular disease: case report
    S Aoyagi
    Department of Surgery, Kurume University School of Medicine, Japan
    J Heart Valve Dis 10:542-4. 2001
    ..Removal of the RA thrombus, mitral valve replacement and tricuspid annuloplasty were performed simultaneously, with successful outcome...
  50. ncbi Surgery for primary cardiac tumors. Clinical experience and surgical results in 60 patients
    T Kosuga
    Department of Surgery, Kurume University Hospital, Kurume University School of Medicine, Kurume, Japan
    J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino) 43:581-7. 2002
    ..We reviewed our clinical experience with primary cardiac tumors, attempting to clarify the surgical management of these rare entities...
  51. ncbi High-intensity transient signals due to prosthetic valve obstruction: diagnostic and therapeutic implications
    Ryoichi Hiratsuka
    Department of Surgery, Kurume University School of Medicine, Kurume, Japan
    Ann Thorac Surg 77:1615-21. 2004
    ..The HITS counts and a frequency analysis were evaluated in patients with prosthetic valve obstruction in the aortic position...
  52. ncbi Surgical management of a graftenteric fistula: a modified method of in situ reconstruction
    H Akashi
    Department of Surgery, Kurume University School of Medicine, Japan
    Surg Today 31:280-3. 2001
    ..Good results were achieved in all three patients. We describe herein this modified method of in situ reconstruction for a GEF and summarize the case reports of these three patients...
  53. ncbi Xanthogranulomatous cholecystitis
    N Eriguchi
    Department of Surgery, Kurume University School of Medicine, 67 Asahi-machi, Kurume 830-0011, Japan
    Kurume Med J 48:219-21. 2001
    ..We report here 7 cases of xanthogranulomatous cholecystitis and review the literature...
  54. ncbi Non-occlusive condition with the Better-Header roller pump: impacts of flow dynamics and hemolysis
    Eiki Tayama
    Department of Surgery, Kurume University School of Medicine, Fukuoka, Japan
    Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 10:357-61. 2004
    ..Impacts on hemolysis and backflow using a non-occlusive setting with the Better-Header (BH) roller pump were investigated...
  55. ncbi Acute type A aortic dissection in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus
    Shigeaki Aoyagi
    Department of Surgery, Kurume University School of Medicine, Fukuoka, Japan
    Jpn Heart J 43:567-71. 2002
    ..The patient recovered uneventfully. Aortic dissection complicated with SLE is extremely rare, and this is only the 15th case reported in the English or Japanese literature...
  56. ncbi [Long-term results of aortic root replacement for Marfan syndrome]
    H Akashi
    Department of Surgery, Kurume University School of Medicine, Kurume, Japan
    Kyobu Geka 55:628-32. 2002
    ..The use of non-sealed graft, classical Bentall method, reoperation and inclusion technique were risk factors for the late death...
  57. ncbi A case of hepatocellular carcinoma rupturing after angiography
    H Kinoshita
    Department of Surgery, Kurume University School of Medicine, Kurume 830-0011, Japan
    Kurume Med J 48:241-5. 2001
    ..We speculated that in a hepatocellular carcinoma that involves the surface of the liver and is complicated by tumor embolism of the portal vein, angiography could trigger the rupture of the carcinoma...
  58. ncbi Effects of calcium channel blocker azelnidipine on experimental abdominal aortic aneurysms
    Hiroko Yokokura
    Department of Surgery, Kurume University of Medicine, 67 Asahimachi, Kurume shi, Fukuoka, 830 0011, Japan
    Surg Today 37:468-73. 2007
    ..However, the effects of azelnidipine on aneurysmal disease have not yet been studied. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether azelnidipine can inhibit a further expansion of aneurysmal disease...
  59. doi Non-permanent inferior vena cava filters for prophylaxis and treatment of lower limb venous thromboembolism
    Shinichi Hiromatsu
    Department of Surgery, Kurume University School of Medicine, Fukuoka Ken, Japan
    Vasc Endovascular Surg 44:668-73. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate and compare our recent clinical experience with temporary inferior vena cava (IVC) filters (TF) and retrievable IVC filters (RF)...
  60. ncbi A case of unilateral leg edema due to abdominal aortic aneurysm with aortocaval fistula
    Tohru Takaseya
    Department of Surgery, Kurume University School of Medicine, Kurume, Japan
    Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 13:135-8. 2007
    ..ACF is associated with high mortality because it is difficult to control venous bleeding from ACF. Detailed preoperative diagnosis of ACF can provide many advantages to control bleeding from ACF during an operation...
  61. doi Spontaneous dissection of the iliac artery in a patient with fibromuscular dysplasia
    Hidetoshi Akashi
    Department of Surgery, Kurume University School of Medicine, Kurume, Japan
    Ann Vasc Surg 24:952.e13-6. 2010
    ..Replacement of the common and external iliac artery was performed using a 10-mm Dacron prosthesis. A pathological examination of the right common iliac artery revealed an arterial disorder caused by fibromuscular dysplasia...
  62. ncbi Double-orifice repair for left atrioventricular valve regurgitation in atrioventricular septal defect: report of two cases
    Hidetsugu Hori
    Department of Surgery, Kurume University School of Medicine, Kurume, Fukuoka, Japan
    J Card Surg 21:500-2. 2006
    ..Among several valve-sparing techniques, our experience suggests that the surgically created double-orifice repair is one of the most effective reparative procedures for LAVV regurgitation in AVSD...
  63. ncbi Strategy for isolated iliac artery aneurysms
    Shinichi Hiromatsu
    Department of Surgery Kurume University School of Medicine, 67 Asahi Machi, Kurume shi, Fukuoka Ken, 830 0011 Japan
    Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann 15:280-4. 2007
    ..When selecting a strategy for such aneurysms, it is important to choose an approach appropriate to the location and risk, because of the frequency of rupture...
  64. ncbi Mitral stenosis due to pannus overgrowth after rigid ring annuloplasty
    Takeshi Oda
    Department of Surgery, Kurume University School of Medicine, Kurume shi, Fukuoka, Japan
    J Heart Valve Dis 19:257-9. 2010
    ..To the present authors' knowledge, this is the first report of MS due to pannus formation after mitral valve repair using a rigid annuloplasty ring to treat non-rheumatic MR documented at reoperation...
  65. ncbi Spontaneous coronary artery dissection causing myocardial infarction and left ventricular aneurysm
    Tohru Takaseya
    Department of Surgery, Kurume University School of Medicine, Japan
    Circ J 66:972-3. 2002
    ..The clinical course of SCAD in the late phase is generally favorable, but because the prognosis of SCAD is uncertain, patients with SCAD should be carefully followed...
  66. ncbi Edge-to-edge repair for mitral regurgitation: a clinical and exercise echocardiographic study
    Hidetsugu Hori
    Department of Surgery, Kurume University School of Medicine, Kurume, Japan
    J Heart Valve Dis 17:476-84. 2008
    ..The durability and potential for creating functional mitral stenoses are major concerns in the edge-to-edge (E-to-E) repair of mitral regurgitation (MR)...
  67. doi Long-term results of aortic valve replacement with a small St. Jude medical valve in Japanese patients
    Kazuhiro Yoshikawa
    Department of Surgery, Kurume University School of Medicine, Kurume, Japan
    Ann Thorac Surg 85:1303-8. 2008
    ..This study evaluated the long-term results after aortic valve replacement with a small valve from St. Jude Medical (St. Paul, MN)...
  68. ncbi Aortic root replacement in Behçet disease
    Kazuhiro Yoshikawa
    Department of Surgery, Kurume University School of Medicine, 67 Asahi Machi, Kurume 830 0011, Japan
    Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann 15:521-3. 2007
    ..On diagnosis of an aneurysm of the sinus of Valsalva and aortic regurgitation associated with Behçet's disease, aortic root replacement with the modified Bentall technique was successfully performed...
  69. doi Spontaneous rupture of the spleen caused by a Bacillus infection: report of a case
    Shigeaki Aoyagi
    Department of Surgery, Kurume University School of Medicine, Kurume, Japan
    Surg Today 39:733-7. 2009
    ..In addition to rupture of the suppurating intrasplenic vessels with hematoma formation, the anticoagulant therapy possibly contributed to distension of the intrasplenic hematoma...
  70. ncbi Influence of angiogenesis by implantation of bone marrow mononuclear cells in the rat ischemic heart
    Yoshinori Yokokura
    Department of Surgery, Kurume University School of Medicine, Kurume, Japan
    Kurume Med J 54:77-84. 2007
    ..Gene analysis showed the expression of 12 genes in the BMI group 7 days after operation. The implantation of BM-MNCs into the myocardiumin cases of acute infarction enhances cytoprotection and angiogenesis by affecting gene expression...
  71. ncbi Azelnidipine decreases plasma matrix metalloproteinase-9 levels after endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair
    Eiji Nakamura
    Department of Surgery, Kurume University School of Medicine, Asahi machi, Kurume, Japan
    Kurume Med J 56:25-32. 2009
    ..1, after 3 months: 30.3+/-9.1 ng/mL; P=0.792). These results showed that azelnidipine treatment in patients without endoleak after EVAR was associated with a significant decrease in mean plasma MMP-9 levels for 3 months postoperatively...
  72. doi Postoperative left ventricular mass regression after aortic valve replacement for aortic stenosis
    Hiroshi Tomoeda
    Department of Surgery, Kurume University Hospital, Kurume, Fukuoka, Japan
    Ann Thorac Surg 89:745-50. 2010
    ..The objective of this report was to examine the relationships between patient characteristics or the prosthetic valve and postoperative LVM...
  73. doi Recurrent mitral regurgitation due to calcified synthetic chordae
    Shuji Fukunaga
    Department of Surgery, Kurume University School of Medicine, Kurume, Japan
    Ann Thorac Surg 89:955-7. 2010
    ..Calcification of expanded polytetrafluoroethylene sutures after mitral valve repair is a rare complication; however, careful follow-up should be needed because such change may occur in long-term periods after implantation...
  74. ncbi Arginine vasopressin is an ideal drug after cardiac surgery for the management of low systemic vascular resistant hypotension concomitant with pulmonary hypertension
    Eiki Tayama
    Department of Surgery, Kurume University Hospital, 67 Asahi Machi, Kurume City, 830 0011, Japan
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 6:715-9. 2007
    ..AVP is an ideal drug for treating refractory low SVR hypotension concomitant with PH. But its indication must be limited...
  75. ncbi Effects of nicorandil preconditioning on membrane dystrophin
    Takahiro Shojima
    Department of Surgery, Kurume University, 67 Asahi Machi, Kurume 830 0011, Japan
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 30:472-9. 2006
    ..Preconditioning with nicorandil, a mitochondrial K(ATP) channel opener, may attenuate the injury by preventing a disturbance in the level of this membrane-associated protein...
  76. ncbi Aortic valve replacement after esophagectomy with substernal gastric tube reconstruction
    Satoru Tobinaga
    The Department of Surgery, Kurume University School of Medicine, Kurume, Fukuoka, Japan
    Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 12:213-5. 2006
    ..Careful peeling of the GT and detailed information of the operative field by multidetector-row computed tomography (MDCT) scan enabled us to carry out the operation safely in the usual operative view...
  77. ncbi Rupture of an aneurysm resulting from a coronary artery fistula: a case report
    Hidetoshi Akashi
    Department of Surgery, Kurume University School of Medicine, Japan
    Circ J 67:551-3. 2003
    ..There was adhesion between the aneurysm and pericardium. Her postoperative course was uneventful and she has remained well for 4 months after the operation...
  78. ncbi Replacement of an aortic Starr-Edwards ball valve prosthesis 28 years after implantation
    Keiichiro Tayama
    Department of Surgery, Kurume University School of Medicine, Kurume, Japan
    Circ J 68:507-8. 2004
    ..At reoperation, the mitral and aortic valves were replaced with St Jude bileaflet mechanical prostheses. Examination of the explanted S-E prosthesis revealed no structural abnormality other than lipid infiltration of the silastic ball...
  79. ncbi Treatment of acute massive/submassive pulmonary embolism
    Eiki Tayama
    Department of Surgery, Kurume University School of Medicine, Japan
    Circ J 66:479-83. 2002
    ..Because it is difficult in the early phase of PE to make a decision to perform surgery, aggressive application of PCPS is recommended for the cardiogenic shock associated with massive PE...
  80. ncbi Usefulness of a multidetector-row computed tomography scanner for detecting pannus formation
    Hideki Teshima
    Department of Surgery, Kurume University, School of Medicine, Kurume, Japan
    Ann Thorac Surg 77:523-6. 2004
    ..The use of a more advanced diagnostic image, multidetector-row computed tomography scanner, may enable us to determine the anatomic and functional causes of PVD...
  81. ncbi Transcatheter coil embolization of a high-flow coronary artery fistula using 0.052-inch gianturco coils: a case report
    Eiki Tayama
    Departments of Surgery, Kurume University School of Medicine, Kurume, Japan
    Circ J 67:1059-60. 2003
    ..The new Gianturco coil widens the indication for the transcatheter embolization of coronary artery fistulas...
  82. ncbi Obstruction of St Jude Medical valves in the aortic position: histology and immunohistochemistry of pannus
    Hideki Teshima
    Departments of Surgery and Pathology, Kurume University School of Medicine, 67 Asahi Machi, Kurume 830 0011, Japan
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 126:401-7. 2003
    ..This study aims to reveal the morphological, histological, and immunohistochemical mechanism of pannus formation using resected pannus tissue from patients with prosthetic valve dysfunction...
  83. ncbi Mitral valve repair in a patient with acromegaly: case report
    Shigeaki Aoyagi
    Department of Surgery, Kurume University School of Medicine, Japan
    Circ J 66:522-4. 2002
    ..MR was successfully corrected by quadrangular resection of the posterior leaflet, including the prolapsed portion, and prosthetic ring annuloplasty. The patient recovered uneventfully...
  84. ncbi Spontaneous rupture of the ascending aorta: case report and review
    Hidetoshi Akashi
    The Department of Surgery, Kurume University School of Medicine, Kurume, Japan
    Circ J 67:461-3. 2003
    ..The patient underwent replacement of the ascending aorta and proximal aortic arch, and the postoperative course was uneventful...
  85. ncbi Does off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting really preserve renal function?
    Nobuhiko Hayashida
    Department of Surgery, Kurume University, Japan
    Circ J 66:921-5. 2002
    ..The results suggest that the technique enables earlier patient recovery and gives superior renal protection compared with conventional CABG...
  86. ncbi A case of hilar bile duct cancer with intestinal Behçet's disease
    Kazunori Nishimura
    Department of Surgery, Kurume University School of Medicine, Kurume 830 0011, Japan
    Kurume Med J 51:169-73. 2004
    ..Recurrent localized hilar bile duct cancer developed, and the patient died about 8 months after surgery. We present the clinical details of this rare case of hilar bile duct cancer with intestinal Behçet's disease...
  87. ncbi Long-term outcome and prognostic predictors of medically treated acute type B aortic dissections
    Seiji Onitsuka
    Department of Surgery, Kurume University School of Medicine, 67 Asahi Machi, Kurume, 830 0011, Japan
    Ann Thorac Surg 78:1268-73. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the long-term outcome and the prognostic predictors related to the development of complications associated with acute type B aortic dissection...
  88. ncbi Mechanical unloading improves intracellular Ca2+ regulation in rats with doxorubicin-induced cardiomyopathy
    Tohru Takaseya
    Department of Surgery, Kurume University School of Medicine, Kurume, Japan
    J Am Coll Cardiol 44:2239-46. 2004
    ..We sought to assess whether mechanical unloading has beneficial effects on cardiomyocytes from doxorubicin-induced cardiomyopathy in rats...
  89. ncbi Infection management in a patient with a left ventricular assist device: a case report of long-term cefazolin sodium hydrate administration
    Eiki Tayama
    Department of Surgery, Kurume University School of Medicine, 67 Asahi Machi, Kurume 830 0011, Japan
    J Artif Organs 9:118-21. 2006
    ..To treat intractable LVAD-associated bloodstream infection, long-term administration of a narrow-spectrum beta-lactam drug is an effective option...
  90. ncbi Initial and midterm results for repair of aortic diseases with handmade stent grafts
    Seiji Onitsuka
    Department of Surgery, Kurume University School of Medicine, Kurume, Japan
    Circ J 70:726-32. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine the initial and midterm results for repair of thoracic and abdominal aortic diseases using handmade stent-grafts (SGs)...
  91. ncbi Congenital kinking of aortic arch associated with thoracic aortic aneurysm
    Satoru Tobinaga
    The Department of Surgery, Kurume University School of Medicine 67 Asahi machi, Kurume 830 0011, Japan
    Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann 14:263. 2006
  92. ncbi Influence of colforsin daropate hydrochloride on internal mammary artery grafts
    Nobuhiko Hayashida
    Department of Surgery, Kurume University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Circ J 66:372-6. 2002
    ..The results indicate that the regimen can be used perioperatively in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting...
  93. ncbi Dysfunction of an ATS valve in the aortic position: the first reported case caused by pannus formation
    Hideki Teshima
    Department of Surgery, Kurume University School of Medicine, 67 Asahi Machi, Kurume, Fukuoka 830 0011, Japan
    J Artif Organs 8:270-3. 2005
    ..This is the first reported case of prosthetic valve dysfunction resulting from pannus formation in a patient with an ATS valve in the aortic position...
  94. ncbi Thrombolytic therapy with tissue plasminogen activator for the treatment of nonstructural malfunction of bileaflet cardiac valve prostheses
    Hideki Teshima
    Department of Surgery, Kurume University School of Medicine, Asashi machi, Kurume, Japan
    Artif Organs 26:460-6. 2002
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  95. ncbi Remodeling operation for unruptured aneurysms of three sinuses of Valsalva
    Hidetoshi Akashi
    Department of Surgery, Kurume University School of Medicine, Kurume, Japan
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 129:951-2. 2005
  96. ncbi P-wave signal-averaged electrocardiogram for predicting atrial arrhythmia after cardiac surgery
    Nobuhiko Hayashida
    Department of Surgery, Kurume University, Kurume, Japan
    Ann Thorac Surg 79:859-64. 2005
    ..Atrial arrhythmias (AF) are usually benign, but occur frequently after cardiac surgery. P-wave signal-averaged electrocardiogram has been used to characterize atrial conduction delay as a marker of risk of AF during sinus rhythm...
  97. ncbi Surgical treatment of a descending aortic aneurysm in a patient with noncirrhotic portal hypertension and a portal systemic shunt
    Hideki Teshima
    Department of Surgery, Kurume University School of Medicine, Japan
    Circ J 66:1176-7. 2002
    ..Cardiovascular surgery in a patient with noncirrhotic portal hypertension and a portal systemic shunt has not been previously reported. Meticulous management of the perioperative blood ammonia concentration is essential...
  98. ncbi Unruptured aneurysm of the right coronary sinus of Valsalva with type B aortic dissection
    H Akashi
    Department of Surgery, Kurume University School of Medicine, 67 Asachi-machi, Kurume, 830 Japan
    J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino) 42:625-7. 2001
    ..Patch plasty of the right coronary sinus with reimplantation of the right coronary artery using a Dacron graft was performed. Postoperative DSA confirmed successful reconstruction of the aortic root and the patent right coronary artery...
  99. ncbi Treatments of non-parasitic giant hepatic cysts
    N Eriguchi
    Department of Surgery, Kurume University School of Medicine, 67 Asahi-machi, Kurume 830-0011, Japan
    Kurume Med J 48:193-5. 2001
    ..Costs varied among the patients and depended mainly on the method of treatment and period of hospital stay. We discuss operative procedures and costs of treatment of each patient and review the literature...
  100. ncbi Xanthogranulomatous cholecystitis mimicking gallbladder cancer: report of a case
    N Eriguchi
    Department of Surgery, Sasebo Kyosai Hospital, 10-17 Shimanji-cho, Sasebo 857-8575, Japan
    Kurume Med J 48:321-4. 2001
    ..Histopathological diagnosis was xanthogranulomatous cholecystitis. We report here a case of xanthogranulomatous cholecystitis mimicking gallbladder cancer and review the literature...
  101. ncbi Clinicopathological evaluation of surgical treatment for early gallbladder cancer
    H Kinoshita
    Department of Surgery, Kurume University School of Medicine, Kurume 830-0011, Japan
    Kurume Med J 48:267-71. 2001
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