Haruhiko Abe

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Affiliation: University of Occupational and Environmental Health
Country: Japan

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Home orthostatic self-training in neurocardiogenic syncope
    Haruhiko Abe
    Second Department of Internal Medicine, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Kitakyushu, Japan
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 28:S246-8. 2005
  2. doi request reprint Characteristics of syncope in Japan and the Pacific rim
    Haruhiko Abe
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Heart Rhythm Management, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Japan
    Prog Cardiovasc Dis 55:364-9. 2013
  3. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of orthostatic self-training in medically refractory neurocardiogenic syncope
    Haruhiko Abe
    The Second Department of Internal Medicine, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Yahatanishi, Kitakyushu, Japan
    Clin Exp Hypertens 25:487-93. 2003
  4. ncbi request reprint Alleviation of central sleep apnea by ventricular pacing in a patient with an implanted cardioverter defibrillator
    Haruhiko Abe
    Second Department of Internal Medicine, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Kitakyushu, Japan
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 27:1447-8. 2004
  5. ncbi request reprint Effects of orthostatic self-training on head-up tilt testing for the prevention of tilt-induced neurocardiogenic syncope: comparison of pharmacological therapy
    Haruhiko Abe
    The Second Department of Internal Medicine, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Yahatanishi, Kitakyushu, Japan
    Clin Exp Hypertens 25:191-8. 2003
  6. ncbi request reprint Effects of orthostatic self-training on head-up tilt testing and autonomic balance in patients with neurocardiogenic syncope
    Haruhiko Abe
    Second Department of Internal Medicine, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Yahatanishi, Kitakyushu, Japan
    J Cardiovasc Pharmacol 41:S73-6. 2003
  7. pmc Differential modulation of late sodium current by protein kinase A in R1623Q mutant of LQT3
    Takuo Tsurugi
    Second Department of Internal Medicine, University of Occupational and Environmental Health Japan, Kitakyushu 807 8555, Japan
    Life Sci 84:380-7. 2009
  8. doi request reprint Effects of pacing modes on cardiac baroreflex function in permanently paced patients with sinus node dysfunction
    Takuo Tsurugi
    The Second Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Kitakyushu, Japan
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 19:702-7. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint Association of seasonal variation in the prevalence of metabolic syndrome with insulin resistance
    Fumihiko Kamezaki
    Second Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Kitakyushu, Japan
    Hypertens Res 36:398-402. 2013
  10. ncbi request reprint Prognostic value of LA volumes assessed by transthoracic 3D echocardiography: comparison with 2D echocardiography
    Victor Chien Chia Wu
    Second Department of Internal Medicine, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, School of Medicine, Kitakyushu, Japan
    JACC Cardiovasc Imaging 6:1025-35. 2013

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  1. ncbi request reprint Home orthostatic self-training in neurocardiogenic syncope
    Haruhiko Abe
    Second Department of Internal Medicine, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Kitakyushu, Japan
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 28:S246-8. 2005
    ..We conclude that one session per day of home orthostatic self-training should be prescribed for the prevention of neurocardiogenic syncope...
  2. doi request reprint Characteristics of syncope in Japan and the Pacific rim
    Haruhiko Abe
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Heart Rhythm Management, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Japan
    Prog Cardiovasc Dis 55:364-9. 2013
    ..This review is focused on these specific underlying diseases in the light of the guidelines issued by the Japanese Circulation Society regarding the diagnosis and treatment of syncope...
  3. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of orthostatic self-training in medically refractory neurocardiogenic syncope
    Haruhiko Abe
    The Second Department of Internal Medicine, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Yahatanishi, Kitakyushu, Japan
    Clin Exp Hypertens 25:487-93. 2003
    ..Orthostatic self-training was continued once daily, for up to 30 min, for a mean follow-up period of 11 months, in the drug-free state...
  4. ncbi request reprint Alleviation of central sleep apnea by ventricular pacing in a patient with an implanted cardioverter defibrillator
    Haruhiko Abe
    Second Department of Internal Medicine, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Kitakyushu, Japan
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 27:1447-8. 2004
    ..Ventricular pacing reduced the number of episodes of central sleep apnea/hypopnea without reducing the total sleep time, though it had no effect on episodes of obstructive sleep apnea/hypopnea...
  5. ncbi request reprint Effects of orthostatic self-training on head-up tilt testing for the prevention of tilt-induced neurocardiogenic syncope: comparison of pharmacological therapy
    Haruhiko Abe
    The Second Department of Internal Medicine, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Yahatanishi, Kitakyushu, Japan
    Clin Exp Hypertens 25:191-8. 2003
    ..Orthostatic self-training is an effective, safe and well accepted therapy in the prevention of tilt-induced neurocardiogenic syncope...
  6. ncbi request reprint Effects of orthostatic self-training on head-up tilt testing and autonomic balance in patients with neurocardiogenic syncope
    Haruhiko Abe
    Second Department of Internal Medicine, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Yahatanishi, Kitakyushu, Japan
    J Cardiovasc Pharmacol 41:S73-6. 2003
    ..Decreased sympathetic activity in the early stage of the upright position period may play an important role in the mechanisms of this therapy...
  7. pmc Differential modulation of late sodium current by protein kinase A in R1623Q mutant of LQT3
    Takuo Tsurugi
    Second Department of Internal Medicine, University of Occupational and Environmental Health Japan, Kitakyushu 807 8555, Japan
    Life Sci 84:380-7. 2009
    ..We analyzed the beta-adrenergic-like effects of protein kinase A and fluoride on I(Na) in R1623Q mutant channels...
  8. doi request reprint Effects of pacing modes on cardiac baroreflex function in permanently paced patients with sinus node dysfunction
    Takuo Tsurugi
    The Second Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Kitakyushu, Japan
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 19:702-7. 2008
    ..We compared, in patients with sick sinus syndrome, the effects of various pacing modes on baroreceptor (BR)-stroke volume (SV) reflex sensitivity, a method we have closely correlated with BR-heart rate (HR) reflex sensitivity...
  9. ncbi request reprint Association of seasonal variation in the prevalence of metabolic syndrome with insulin resistance
    Fumihiko Kamezaki
    Second Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Kitakyushu, Japan
    Hypertens Res 36:398-402. 2013
    ..This study demonstrates that seasonal variation in MetS prevalence is associated with mildly to moderately increased insulin resistance in middle-aged Japanese men...
  10. ncbi request reprint Prognostic value of LA volumes assessed by transthoracic 3D echocardiography: comparison with 2D echocardiography
    Victor Chien Chia Wu
    Second Department of Internal Medicine, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, School of Medicine, Kitakyushu, Japan
    JACC Cardiovasc Imaging 6:1025-35. 2013
    ..The hypothesis of this study was that minimal left atrial volume index (LAVImin) by 3-dimensional echocardiography (3DE) is the best predictor of future cardiovascular events...
  11. ncbi request reprint Electromagnetic interference with a bipolar pacemaker by an induction heating (IH) rice cooker
    Toshihisa Nagatomo
    The Second Department of Internal Medicine, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Japan
    Int Heart J 50:133-7. 2009
    ..Stored electrograms revealed episodes of inappropriate ventricular pacing, all coinciding with the opening of an IH rice cooker. Recipients of implantable medical devices must be warned to handle IH rice cookers with caution...
  12. ncbi request reprint Coronary arterial remodeling and out-stent plaque change after drug-eluting stent implantation--comparison between zotarolimus-eluting stents and paclitaxel-eluting stents
    Yoshitaka Muraoka
    Second Department of Internal Medicine, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, School of Medicine, Kitakyushu, Japan
    Circ J 77:363-71. 2013
    ..The differences of out-stent plaque characteristics were compared between paclitaxel-eluting stents (PES) and zotarolimus-eluting stents (ZES), using integrated backscatter-intravascular ultrasound (IB-IVUS)...
  13. ncbi request reprint Proposed cutoff level of waist circumference in Japanese men: evaluation by homeostasis model assessment of insulin resistance levels
    Fumihiko Kamezaki
    Second Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Japan
    Intern Med 51:2119-24. 2012
    ..The aim of this study is to propose the cutoff level of waist circumference (WC) on the basis of homeostasis model assessment of insulin resistance (HOMA-IR) levels in order to diagnose metabolic syndrome (MetS)...
  14. ncbi request reprint Effects of atrial tachypacing on symptoms and blood pressure in severe orthostatic hypotension
    Ritsuko Kohno
    Second Department of Internal Medicine, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Kitakyushu, Japan
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 30:S203-6. 2007
    ..The short-term effects of ATP did not reflect its longer-term effects in four of the five patients...
  15. doi request reprint Measurement of left atrial volume from transthoracic three-dimensional echocardiographic datasets using the biplane Simpson's technique
    Mai Iwataki
    Second Department of Internal Medicine, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, School of Medicine, Kitakyushu, Japan
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 25:1319-26. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that LAV measurement from three-dimensional (3D) echocardiographic data sets using the biplane Simpson's technique is a more reliable approach for measuring LAV...
  16. ncbi request reprint Different influences of left ventricular remodeling on anterior and posterior mitral leaflet tethering
    Hiromi Nakai
    Second Department of Internal Medicine, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, School of Medicine, Iseigaoka, Yahatanishi ku, Kitakyushu 807 8555, Japan
    Circ J 76:2481-7. 2012
    ..We hypothesized that progressive outward displacement of papillary muscles, including posterior vector, may cause greater tethering to PML compared to AML...
  17. ncbi request reprint Evidence of a vicious cycle in mitral regurgitation with prolapse: secondary tethering attributed to primary prolapse demonstrated by three-dimensional echocardiography exacerbates regurgitation
    Kyoko Otani
    Second Department of Internal Medicine, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, School of Medicine, Kitakyushu, Japan
    Circulation 126:S214-21. 2012
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  18. doi request reprint Impacts of icodextrin on integrin-mediated wound healing of peritoneal mesothelial cells
    Mika Matsumoto
    Second Department of Internal Medicine, University of Occupational and Environmental Health School of Medicine, Kitakyushu, Japan
    Life Sci 90:917-23. 2012
    ..We compared the impacts of icodextrin itself with those of glucose under PDF-free conditions on wound healing processes of injured mesothelial cell monolayers, focusing on integrin-mediated cell adhesion mechanisms...
  19. ncbi request reprint Assessment of cardiac baroreflex function during fixed atrioventricular pacing using baroreceptor-stroke volume reflex sensitivity
    Tomiya Yasumasu
    First Department of Medical Technology, School of Health Sciences, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Kitakyushu, Japan
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 16:727-31. 2005
    ..Baroreflex sensitivity in paced patients...
  20. pmc Comparison of HERG channel blocking effects of various beta-blockers-- implication for clinical strategy
    Kazunobu Kawakami
    Second Department of Internal Medicine, University of Occupational and Environmental Health Japan, 1 1 Iseigaoka, Kitakyushu 807 8555, Japan
    Br J Pharmacol 147:642-52. 2006
    ..Carvedilol has a class III antiarrhythmic effect, which may provide the rationale for a favourable clinical outcome compared with other beta-blockers as suggested in the recent COMET (Carvedilol Or Metoprolol European Trial) substudy...
  21. ncbi request reprint Comparison of the effects of VVI versus DDD pacing on cardiac baroreflex function
    Yasushi Oginosawa
    Second Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Kitakyushu, Japan
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 17:526-31. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to compare the BRS-SV in pacemaker recipients with a fixed HR paced in VVI versus DDD modes in the supine and upright positions...
  22. ncbi request reprint Effect of through-plane and twisting motion on left ventricular strain calculation: direct comparison between two-dimensional and three-dimensional speckle-tracking echocardiography
    Victor Chien Chia Wu
    Second Department of Internal Medicine, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, School of Medicine, Kitakyushu, Japan
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 26:1274-1281.e4. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of out-of-plane motion on discrepancies in strain measurements between two-dimensional (2D) and three-dimensional (3D) echocardiography...
  23. doi request reprint Aortic root geometry in patients with aortic stenosis assessed by real-time three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography
    Victor Chien Chia Wu
    Second Department of Internal Medicine, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, School of Medicine, Kitakyushu, Japan
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 27:32-41. 2014
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  24. doi request reprint Comparison of acute and chronic impact of adaptive servo-ventilation on left chamber geometry and function in patients with chronic heart failure
    Nobuhiko Haruki
    Second Department of Internal Medicine, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, School of Medicine 1 1 Iseigaoka, Yahatanishi ku, Kitakyushu, Japan
    Eur J Heart Fail 13:1140-6. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to determine differences in the acute and chronic impact of adaptive servo-ventilation (ASV) on left chamber geometry and function in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF)...
  25. doi request reprint A 2:1 AV rhythm: an adverse effect of a long AV delay during DDI pacing and its prevention by the ventricular intrinsic preference algorithm in DDD mode
    Hitoshi Minamiguchi
    Second Department of Internal Medicine, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Kitakyushu, Japan
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 35:e189-92. 2012
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  26. ncbi request reprint Incidence and characteristics of far-field R-wave sensing in low right atrial septum pacing
    Hitoshi Minamiguchi
    Division of Cardiology, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Kitakyushu, Japan
    Circ J 76:598-606. 2012
    ..0-mm tip-ring electrode spacing of the atrial lead (HR 10.3; 95%CI 1.0-102.7; P=0.047), and presence of left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) on 12-lead ECG (HR 14.5, 95%CI 1.2-180.0; P=0.037) were independent predictors of FFRW sensing...
  27. doi request reprint Fluvastatin attenuates IGF-1-induced ERK1/2 activation and cell proliferation by mevalonic acid depletion in human mesangial cells
    Tatsuya Shibata
    The Second Department of Internal Medicine, University of Occupational and Environmental Health School of Medicine, Kitakyushu 807 8555, Japan
    Life Sci 84:725-31. 2009
    ..We investigated the effects of fluvastatin on IGF-1-induced activation of intracellular signal pathways and MC proliferation, and examined the inhibitory mechanisms of fluvastatin...
  28. ncbi request reprint New onset of pacemaker dependency after permanent pacemaker implantation
    Toshihisa Nagatomo
    Second Department of Internal Medicine, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Kitakyushu, Japan
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 27:475-9. 2004
    ..6% during an 8-year follow-up. The incidence of new onset of pacemaker dependency varied among pacing indications, and was significantly higher in patients with AV block than patients with SSS...
  29. pmc Blockade of HERG cardiac K+ current by antifungal drug miconazole
    Kan Kikuchi
    Second Department of Internal Medicine, University of Occupational and Environmental Health Japan, Kitakyushu, Japan
    Br J Pharmacol 144:840-8. 2005
    ..Thus, miconazole prolongs the QT interval by direct inhibition of HERG channels...
  30. doi request reprint Impact of diastolic dysfunction grade on left atrial mechanics assessed by two-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography
    Kyoko Otani
    Second Department of Internal Medicine, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, School of Medicine, Kitakyushu, Japan
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 23:961-7. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to determine the effects of left ventricular diastolic dysfunction on LA volumetric and functional parameters assessed using two-dimensional speckle-tracking echocardiography...
  31. ncbi request reprint Reliability and characteristics of atrial tachyarrhythmias detection in dual chamber pacemakers
    Ritsuko Kohno
    The Second Department of Internal Medicine, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Japan
    Circ J 75:1090-7. 2011
    ..Although atrial high rate episodes (AHRE) have been commonly used to detect atrial tachyarrhythmias (AT/AF) in pacemaker patients, its reliability and characteristics are unclear...
  32. ncbi request reprint Sustained polymorphic ventricular tachycardia unassociated with QT prolongation or bradycardia in the Kearns-Sayre syndrome
    Yasushi Oginosawa
    Second Department of Internal Medicine, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Kitakyushu, Japan
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 26:1911-2. 2003
    ..Sustained polymorphic VT was not associated with prolongation of the QT interval or bradycardia on the ECG. The implantation of a cardioverter defibrillator should be considered in this syndrome...
  33. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and clinical implication of complex atherosclerotic plaque in the descending thoracic aorta of Japanese patients assessed by transesophageal echocardiography
    Nobuhiko Haruki
    Second Department of Internal Medicine, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, School of Medicine, Kitakyushu, Japan
    Circ J 74:2627-32. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to examine the prevalence of complex plaque formation in the descending thoracic aorta (DTA) as assessed by real-time 3-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography (3DTEE) and its relation to clinical factors...
  34. ncbi request reprint Elevated depressive symptoms are associated with hypertriglyceridemia in Japanese male workers
    Fumihiko Kamezaki
    The Second Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Japan
    Intern Med 50:2485-90. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to determine whether elevated depressive symptoms are associated with metabolic syndrome and its components in the Japanese population...
  35. ncbi request reprint Usefulness of orthostatic self-training for the prevention of neurocardiogenic syncope
    Haruhiko Abe
    Second Department of Internal Medicine, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Yahatanishi, Kita Kyushu, Japan
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 25:1454-8. 2002
    ..Once a day training for up to 30 minutes was effective and easily accepted by the patients for the prevention of neurocardiogenic syncope...
  36. ncbi request reprint Microdislodgment: a likely mechanism of pacing failure with high impedence small area electrodes
    Kan Kikuchi
    Second Department of Internal Medicine, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Kitakyushu, Japan
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 26:1541-3. 2003
    ..This article reports the experience that ventricular pacing failure due to microdislodgment occurred after CapSure Z lead implantation and the previous literature is reviewed. (..
  37. ncbi request reprint Successful treatment of severe orthostatic hypotension with erythropoietin
    Kazunobu Kawakami
    Second Department of Internal Medicine, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Kitakyushu, Japan
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 26:105-7. 2003
    ..Although previous reports have shown that the mechanism by which erythropoietin improves orthostatic hypotension is related to improvement in anemia, other mechanisms may also play a role...
  38. ncbi request reprint Clinical advantage of neutral anode positioning feature in recent pacemaker generator
    Haruhiko Abe
    Second Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Yahatanishi ku, Kitakyushu 807 8555, Japan
    J UOEH 25:13-22. 2003
    ..Therefore, left- or right-sided pacers need no longer be ordered, stocked, or specified at the time of implant...
  39. ncbi request reprint Subclinical tonic-clonic epileptic seizure detected by an implantable loop recorder
    Ritsuko Kohno
    Second Department of Internal Medicine, University of Occupational and Environmental Health
    Int Heart J 54:289-91. 2013
    ..The patient was diagnosed as experiencing subclinical tonic-clonic epileptic seizures. Antiepileptic drug treatment was initiated, and the patient has remained free of TLOC symptoms during 13 months follow-up...
  40. ncbi request reprint Reproduction of typical electrocardiographic findings of the Brugada syndrome using modified precordial leads
    Toshihisa Nagatomo
    University Hospital, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Yahatanishi ku, Kitakyushu 807 8555, Japan
    J UOEH 24:383-9. 2002
    ..The finding indicates that recordings of precordial leads on the higher intercostal spaces are important to unmask the ST elevation in suspected patients with Brugada syndrome...
  41. ncbi request reprint Right ventricular outflow tract endocardial pacing complicated by intercostal muscle twitching
    Yasushi Oginosawa
    Second Department of Internal Medicine, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Yahatan ishi, Kitakyushu, Japan
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 28:476-7. 2005
    ..No lead perforation was identified. This observation suggests that meticulous attention should be paid to this potential complication when choosing the RVOT as a site of permanent endocardial pacing...
  42. ncbi request reprint Determination of baroreceptor-stroke volume reflex sensitivity by power spectral analysis: a quantitative probe of baroreceptor-cardiac reflex
    Tomiya Yasumasu
    First Department of Medical Technology, School of Health Sciences, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Yahatanishi, Kitakyushu, Japan
    Clin Exp Hypertens 26:165-75. 2004
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  43. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of venous anatomic variants and occlusion among patients undergoing implantation of transvenous leads
    Yasushi Oginosawa
    Second Department of Internal Medicine, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Yahatan ishi, Kitakyushu, Japan
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 28:425-8. 2005
    ..This study examined the prevalence of venous anatomic variants and/or venous occlusion, and related risk factors, prior to lead implantation...
  44. ncbi request reprint Cardiac autonomic balance and QT dispersion during head-up tilt testing in diabetics with and without sensory neuropathy
    Takahisa Tanikawa
    The First Department of Internal Medicine, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Yahatanishi, Kitakyushu, Japan
    Clin Exp Hypertens 26:137-44. 2004
    ..Cardiovascular autonomic dysfunction is associated with higher mortality in diabetics. However, detection methods of early cardiac diabetic dysautonomia, and its correlation with severity of sensory neuropathy, have not been described...
  45. ncbi request reprint Generalized calcium deposition with intracranial surgical lesion
    Kiyotaka Kohshi
    Department of Neurosurgery, University of Occupational and, Environmental Health, 1 1 Iseigaoka, Yahatanishi ku, Kitakyushu 807 8555, Japan
    Arch Neurol 60:1801-2. 2003
  46. ncbi request reprint Successful treatment of cervical spinal epidural abscess by combined hyperbaric oxygenation
    Kiyotaka Kohshi
    Department of Neurosurgery and Division of Hyperbaric Medicine, University Hospital of Occupational and Environmental Health, Iseigaoka, Yahatanishi ku, Kitakyushu 807 8555, Japan
    Mt Sinai J Med 72:381-4. 2005
    ..Neurological symptoms were relieved 13 days after HBO therapy. This case suggests that HBO therapy is an effective therapeutic adjunct for the treatment of spinal epidural abscess...
  47. ncbi request reprint Right pneumothorax resulting from an endocardial screw-in atrial lead in an implantable cardioverter defibrillator system
    Yasushi Oginosawa
    Second Department of Internal Medicine, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Yahatanishi, Kitakyushu, Japan
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 25:1278-9. 2002
    ..Pericardial effusion, substantial changes in lead impedance, andpacing and sensing thresholds were not observed. Pneumothorax disappeared spontaneously and has not reoccurred during follow-up with conservative therapy alone...
  48. ncbi request reprint [Successful hybrid therapy combined with oral bepridil and ICD in a patient with amiodarone refractory life-threatening ventricular tachyarrhythmia associated with ischemic cardiomyopathy]
    Yasushi Oginosawa
    Second Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Yahatanishi ku, Kitakyushu 807 8555, Japan
    J UOEH 24:337-43. 2002
    ..The hybrid therapy with ICD and oral bepridil is very useful for the treatment of amiodarone resistant ventricular tachyarrhythmia...
  49. ncbi request reprint Intrinsic mechanism of the enhanced rate-dependent QT shortening in the R1623Q mutant of the LQT3 syndrome
    Yasushi Oginosawa
    Second Department of Internal Medicine, University of Occupational and Environmental Health Japan, 1 1 Iseigaoka, Yahatanishi ku, Kitakyushu 807 8555, Japan
    Cardiovasc Res 65:138-47. 2005
    ..Although the mutant channel has been characterized by inactivation gating defects, the intrinsic mechanism(s) that might explain why arrhythmia attack is most prevalent at slower heart rates has not been investigated...
  50. ncbi request reprint [Qualitative research of contexts of occupational physician's advice]
    Yoshihisa Fujino
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Japan, 1 1 Iseigaoka, Yahata nishi ku, Kitakyushu, Fukuoka 807 8555, Japan
    Sangyo Eiseigaku Zasshi 54:267-75. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to identify practice-based contexts of occupational physician's advice...
  51. ncbi request reprint The incidence and risk factors for venous obstruction after implantation of transvenous pacing leads
    Yasushi Oginosawa
    Second Dept of Internal Medicine, University of Occupational and Environment Health, 1 1 Iseigaoka, Yahatanishi, Kitakyushu, 807 8555, Japan
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 25:1605-11. 2002
    ..In conclusion, the incidence of venous obstruction after pacing lead implantation is less than that of previous reports, which might be related to the incidence of venous obstruction before pacing leads implantation...
  52. ncbi request reprint [Central nervous system involvement in patients with decompression illness]
    Kiyotaka Kohshi
    Department of Neurosurgery, Division of Hyperbaric Medicine, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, 1 1 Iseigaoka, Yahatanishi ku, Kitakyushu 807 8555, Japan
    Sangyo Eiseigaku Zasshi 45:97-104. 2003
    ..The best approach to prevent diving accidents is to make known the problems for professional and amateur divers...
  53. ncbi request reprint Bosentan improved syncope in a hemodialysis patient with pulmonary hypertension and mild aortic stenosis
    Asuka Yamanaka
    Second Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Fukuoka, Japan
    Int Heart J 47:911-7. 2006
    ..Bosentan abolished syncope with improvement of hemodynamic parameters. This report suggests bosentan was clinically useful in a hemodialysis patient with pulmonary hypertension and mild aortic valve stenosis...
  54. doi request reprint A case report of steroid-resistant antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-related vasculitis successfully treated by mizoribine in a hemodialysis patient
    Masaki Tokunaga
    Kidney Center, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Kitakyushu, Japan
    Ther Apher Dial 13:77-9. 2009
    ..This case demonstrates that MZR is safe and effective, even in patients with steroid-resistant ANCA-related vasculitis undergoing hemodialysis, and can be monitored by measuring serum concentrations of MZR...
  55. ncbi request reprint Successful treatment of radiation-induced brain necrosis by hyperbaric oxygen therapy
    Kiyotaka Kohshi
    Department of Neurosurgery, School of Medicine, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, 1 1 Iseigaoka, Yahatanishi ku, Kitakyushu 807 8555, Japan
    J Neurol Sci 209:115-7. 2003
    ..Improvement again was noted with the reinstitution of HBO therapy. This case suggests that HBO therapy is an important therapeutic option in the treatment of brain radiation necrosis caused by SRS...
  56. ncbi request reprint Recent advances in implantable cardioverter defibrillator systems
    Yasushi Oginosawa
    Second Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Yahatanishi ku, Kitakyushu 807 8555, Japan
    J UOEH 24:239-47. 2002
    ..Although the incidence of inappropriate shock by ICDs is decreasing, inappropriate discharges of ICDs and a declining quality of life are still problems...
  57. ncbi request reprint Tilt training: Does it have a role in preventing vasovagal syncope?
    Haruhiko Abe
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 31:641; author reply 641-2. 2008
  58. ncbi request reprint What is the optimal increase in resting heart rate with low dose isoproterenol infusion for tilt-induced vasovagal response?
    Masataka Sumiyoshi
    Department of Cardiology, Juntendo University Izunagaoka Hospital, Shizuoka, Japan
    J Cardiovasc Pharmacol 42:S19-22. 2003
    ..Preferably, heart rate should be increased to 60-100% by isoproterenol titration before tilting...
  59. ncbi request reprint Does right ventricular apical pacing reduce left ventricular systolic function?
    Haruhiko Abe
    Intern Med 43:167-8. 2004
  60. ncbi request reprint Twice-daily administration of a long-acting angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor has greater effects on neurohumoral factors than a once-daily regimen in patients with chronic congestive heart failure
    Keiji Hirooka
    Cardiovascular Division, Osaka National Hospital, Japan
    J Cardiovasc Pharmacol 43:56-60. 2004
    ..These findings suggest that twice-daily administration of long-acting ACE inhibitors may have better effects on the neuroendocrine system than a once-daily regimen in patients with mild CHF...
  61. ncbi request reprint Venous stenosis after transvenous pacing lead implantation is an important issue
    Yasushi Ogionosawa
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 26:922. 2003
  62. ncbi request reprint Analysis of transmural trends in myocardial integrated backscatter in patients with progressive systemic sclerosis
    Keiji Hirooka
    Cardiovascular Divisions of Osaka National Hospital, Hoenzaka, Chuo Ku, Osaka, Japan
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 16:340-6. 2003
    ..2 +/- 1.1 vs 5.0 +/- 1.0 dB, P =.0165). Early changes in the myocardium of patients with PSS, possibly related to increased interstitial collagen deposition, can be detected by quantitative analysis of THIB...
  63. ncbi request reprint Comparison of the effects of telmisartan and olmesartan on home blood pressure, glucose, and lipid profiles in patients with hypertension, chronic heart failure, and metabolic syndrome
    Tatsuya Sasaki
    Cardiovascular Division, Osaka Minami Medical Center, National Hospital Organization, Kawachinagano, Japan
    Hypertens Res 31:921-9. 2008
    ....
  64. ncbi request reprint [Effect of diagnostic X-rays on implantable cardiac pacemakers and implantable cardioverter defibrillators, and its management]
    Nobuhiro Oda
    Department of Radiological Technology, Faculty of Medical Science, Kyoto College of Medical Science, Japan
    Nihon Hoshasen Gijutsu Gakkai Zasshi 64:805-13. 2008
    ..Using a copper sheet of 2.0 mm thickness or more prevented over-sensing of pacemakers in the present study, especially when serial X-ray exposures were used with an over-table fluoroscopy system or cone-beam CT unit...
  65. doi request reprint Exercise-induced changes of functional mitral regurgitation in asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic patients with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy
    Tetsuhiro Yamano
    Cardiovascular Division of Medicine, National Cardiovascular Center, Suita, Japan
    Am J Cardiol 102:481-5. 2008
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