Kozo Ishino

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Affiliation: Okayama University
Country: Japan

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Usefulness of helical computed tomography in diagnosing pulmonary vein stenosis in infants
    Shinnichi Ohtsuki
    Department of Pediatrics, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine and Dentistry, Okayama 700 8558, Japan
    Acta Med Okayama 59:93-8. 2005
  2. ncbi request reprint Cardiac epinephrine synthesis and ischemia-induced myocardial epinephrine release
    Yosuke Kuroko
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine and Dentistry, Okayama, 700 8558, Japan
    Cardiovasc Res 74:438-44. 2007
  3. ncbi request reprint Impact of miniaturization of cardiopulmonary bypass circuit on blood transfusion requirement in neonatal open-heart surgery
    Yasuhiro Kotani
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine and Dentistry, Okayama City, Japan
    ASAIO J 53:662-5. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint Effect of modified ultrafiltration on postoperative course in neonates with complete transposition of the great arteries undergoing arterial switch operation
    Yasuhiro Kotani
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine and Dentistry, Okayama, Japan
    Circ J 72:1476-80. 2008
  5. doi request reprint Impact of chronic cyanosis and reoxygenation on the microheterogeneity of the myocardial blood flow: digital radiographic study in neonatal rats
    Tomoko Tomii
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine and Dentistry, Japan
    Gen Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 59:672-80. 2011
  6. ncbi request reprint Continuous cerebral and myocardial perfusion during aortic arch repair in neonates and infants
    Yasuhiro Kotani
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine and Dentistry, Okayama, Japan
    ASAIO J 52:536-8. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of the appropriate root pressure for maintaining heartbeat during an aortic cross-clamp for primary repair of the aortic arch in premature infants with associated cardiac anomalies
    Takanori Suezawa
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Science, Okayama 700 8558, Japan
    Acta Med Okayama 64:391-7. 2010
  8. ncbi request reprint Age-dependent vulnerability to ischemia-reperfusion injury of cyanotic myocardium in a chronic hypoxic rat model
    Yasufumi Fujita
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama 700 8558, Japan
    Acta Med Okayama 63:237-42. 2009
  9. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of an endothelin-A receptor antagonist in heart transplantation from asphyxiated canine non-heart-beating donors
    Gentaro Kato
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine and Dentistry, Shikato cho 2 5 1, Okayama 700 8558, Japan
    Jpn J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 54:511-5. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Advantages of temporary venoatrial shunt using centrifugal pump during bidirectional cavopulmonary shunt
    Yasuhiro Kotani
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine and Dentistry, Okayama, Japan
    ASAIO J 52:549-51. 2006

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  1. ncbi request reprint Usefulness of helical computed tomography in diagnosing pulmonary vein stenosis in infants
    Shinnichi Ohtsuki
    Department of Pediatrics, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine and Dentistry, Okayama 700 8558, Japan
    Acta Med Okayama 59:93-8. 2005
    ..Morphological diagnosis of pulmonary vein stenosis is important in deciding prognosis and therapeutic regimens, and helical CT was considered useful for such diagnosis in our 14 young patients...
  2. ncbi request reprint Cardiac epinephrine synthesis and ischemia-induced myocardial epinephrine release
    Yosuke Kuroko
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine and Dentistry, Okayama, 700 8558, Japan
    Cardiovasc Res 74:438-44. 2007
    ..Ischemia evokes an excessive NE accumulation in the myocardial interstitial spaces. Therefore, cardiac PNMT activity with high NE levels may contribute to cardiac EPI synthesis and release evoked by ischemia...
  3. ncbi request reprint Impact of miniaturization of cardiopulmonary bypass circuit on blood transfusion requirement in neonatal open-heart surgery
    Yasuhiro Kotani
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine and Dentistry, Okayama City, Japan
    ASAIO J 53:662-5. 2007
    ..Downsizing the lines had minimal impact on any of the parameters studied, and further efforts should be made to achieve neonatal open-heart surgery without blood transfusion...
  4. ncbi request reprint Effect of modified ultrafiltration on postoperative course in neonates with complete transposition of the great arteries undergoing arterial switch operation
    Yasuhiro Kotani
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine and Dentistry, Okayama, Japan
    Circ J 72:1476-80. 2008
    ..The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the effect of modified ultrafiltration (MUF) on neonates with transposition of the great arteries (TGA) undergoing arterial switch operation...
  5. doi request reprint Impact of chronic cyanosis and reoxygenation on the microheterogeneity of the myocardial blood flow: digital radiographic study in neonatal rats
    Tomoko Tomii
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine and Dentistry, Japan
    Gen Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 59:672-80. 2011
    ..This study sought to show the heterogeneity of myocardial blood flow in the chronically hypoxic infantile myocardium and its response to reoxygenation using a novel type of digital radiography...
  6. ncbi request reprint Continuous cerebral and myocardial perfusion during aortic arch repair in neonates and infants
    Yasuhiro Kotani
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine and Dentistry, Okayama, Japan
    ASAIO J 52:536-8. 2006
    ..End-to-end arch reconstruction is feasible without myocardial ischemia, using the NWBH technique in patients without hypoplastic arch and using the WBH technique in patients with hypoplastic arch...
  7. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of the appropriate root pressure for maintaining heartbeat during an aortic cross-clamp for primary repair of the aortic arch in premature infants with associated cardiac anomalies
    Takanori Suezawa
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Science, Okayama 700 8558, Japan
    Acta Med Okayama 64:391-7. 2010
    ..Therefore, 90 mmHg was selected for study 2. Study 2. Perioperative cardiac function did not differ between the groups. We concluded that 90 mmHg was the systolic aortic root pressure appropriate for this method...
  8. ncbi request reprint Age-dependent vulnerability to ischemia-reperfusion injury of cyanotic myocardium in a chronic hypoxic rat model
    Yasufumi Fujita
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama 700 8558, Japan
    Acta Med Okayama 63:237-42. 2009
    ..96+/-7%, p0.01;8 weeks:31+/-6 vs. 92+/-7%, p0.01), and was lowest in the 8-week-hypoxic hearts. In conclusion, cyanotic myocardium revealed an age-dependent vulnerability to ischemia-reperfusion injury in a chronic hypoxic rat model...
  9. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of an endothelin-A receptor antagonist in heart transplantation from asphyxiated canine non-heart-beating donors
    Gentaro Kato
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine and Dentistry, Shikato cho 2 5 1, Okayama 700 8558, Japan
    Jpn J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 54:511-5. 2006
    ..The present study was undertaken to elucidate the cardioprotective effects of ET(A) receptor antagonist FR139317 for hearts obtained from asphyxiated NHBDs in a canine transplantation model...
  10. ncbi request reprint Advantages of temporary venoatrial shunt using centrifugal pump during bidirectional cavopulmonary shunt
    Yasuhiro Kotani
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine and Dentistry, Okayama, Japan
    ASAIO J 52:549-51. 2006
    ..The centrifugal pump-assisted temporary shunt offered safer and more effective circulatory support than other shunt systems, with excellent venous drainage in pediatric patients undergoing BCPS...
  11. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of MCI-186, a free-radical scavenger and antioxidant, for resuscitation of nonbeating donor hearts
    Yasuhiro Kotani
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine and Dentistry, Okayama, Japan
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 133:1626-32. 2007
    ..In this study, the efficacy for resuscitation of nonbeating donor hearts of MCI-186, a free-radical scavenger and antioxidant, was investigated in a pig transplantation model...
  12. ncbi request reprint Experience over five years using a shunt placed between the right ventricle and the pulmonary arteries during initial reconstruction of hypoplasia of the left heart
    Shunji Sano
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine and Dentistry, Okayama, Japan
    Cardiol Young 14:90-5. 2004
  13. ncbi request reprint Discrepancy between intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography and postoperative transthoracic echocardiography in assessing congenital valve surgery
    Osami Honjo
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine and Dentistry, Okayama, Japan
    Ann Thorac Surg 82:2240-6. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to investigate the discrepancy between intraoperative transesophageal and postoperative transthoracic echocardiography in assessing residual regurgitation in children undergoing valve repair...
  14. ncbi request reprint Outcome of right ventricle-to-pulmonary artery shunt in first-stage palliation of hypoplastic left heart syndrome: a multi-institutional study
    Shunji Sano
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine and Dentistry, Okayama City, Japan
    Ann Thorac Surg 78:1951-7; discussion 1957-8. 2004
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  15. ncbi request reprint Resuscitation of non-beating donor hearts using continuous myocardial perfusion: the importance of controlled initial reperfusion
    Satoru Osaki
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine and Dentistry, Okayama, Japan
    Ann Thorac Surg 81:2167-71. 2006
    ..To minimize myocardial ischemia, we used a continuous myocardial perfusion technique for resuscitation of donor hearts. The purpose of the present study was to investigate an optimal duration of controlled initial reperfusion...
  16. ncbi request reprint Effect of sustained limb ischemia on norepinephrine release from skeletal muscle sympathetic nerve endings
    Yosuke Kuroko
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine and Dentistry, Okayama 700 8558, Japan
    Neurochem Int 49:448-53. 2006
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  17. ncbi request reprint Prediction of functional recovery of 60-minute warm ischemic hearts from asphyxiated canine non-heart-beating donors
    Masanori Hirota
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine and Dentistry, Okayama, Japan
    J Heart Lung Transplant 25:339-44. 2006
    ..We developed an isolated myocardial perfusion system to resuscitate NHBD hearts and attempted to predict functional recovery of 60-minute warm ischemic hearts by analyzing systolic and diastolic functions...
  18. ncbi request reprint Apicoaortic bypass using a vascular graft with a bioprosthetic valve
    Yasuhiro Fujii
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Science, 2 5 1 Shikatacho, Okayama 700 8558, Japan
    Gen Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 55:240-2. 2007
    ..Postoperative examination showed no compression or stenosis in the apical outflow. A woven polyester vascular graft is therefore considered suitable for an apicoaortic bypass...
  19. ncbi request reprint Successful intra-postoperative extracorporeal circulatory support with atrial communication for treatment of anomalous left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery: a case report
    Yasuhiro Fujii
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama 700 8558, Japan
    Acta Med Okayama 61:41-5. 2007
    ..The left ventricular function significantly recovered in a few days, and the patient could be discharged without any complications...
  20. ncbi request reprint Late outcome after repair of aortico-left ventricular tunnel: 10-year follow-up
    Osami Honjo
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine and Dentistry, Okayama, Japan
    Circ J 70:939-41. 2006
    ..Careful long-term follow-up is necessary because patients with ALVT have some inherent structural abnormalities from the left ventricular outflow tract to the aortic root...
  21. ncbi request reprint Time-dependent regional myocardial denervation as a nonspecific response to transmyocardial laser revascularization
    Tomohiro Asai
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine and Dentistry, Okayama, Japan
    Ann Thorac Surg 80:1362-9. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine when regional denervation occurs in the early postoperative period and whether or not it is specific to laser TMR when compared with TMR using ultrasonically activated energy...
  22. doi request reprint Staged Fontan's operation for unguarded tricuspid orifice with pulmonary atresia
    Masanori Hirota
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2 5 1 Shikata cho, Okayama 700 8558, Japan
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 34:1111-2. 2008
    ..Finally, an extracardiac cavo-pulmonary connection was created using a ringed Gore-Tex graft at 6 years of age. Staged Fontan's strategy may contribute to a good surgical outcome for this highly lethal anomaly...
  23. ncbi request reprint Coarctation of the thoraco-abdominal aorta associated with mucopolysaccharidosis VII in a child
    Osami Honjo
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine and Dentistry, Okayama City, Japan
    Ann Thorac Surg 80:729-31. 2005
    ..Two years postoperatively at age 6, aortography revealed no stenosis at the anastomotic sites or in the prosthesis, but the hypoplastic segment of the descending aorta between the anstomoses was completely occluded...
  24. ncbi request reprint Repair of a dysplastic tricuspid valve using artificial chordae: case report
    Osami Honjo
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine and Dentistry, Okayama, Japan
    J Heart Valve Dis 15:392-3. 2006
    ..The present case provides further evidence that artificial chordal replacement is a useful technique even for small children with congenitally abnormal tricuspid valves...
  25. ncbi request reprint Midterm outcome of mitral valve repair for congenital mitral regurgitation in infants and children
    Osami Honjo
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine and Dentistry, Okayama, Japan
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 5:589-93. 2006
    ..Mitral valve repair without the use of prosthetic materials is feasible for the majority of patients and carries an appropriate growth pattern of the mitral valve annulus after surgery...
  26. ncbi request reprint Dor procedure for left ventricular diverticulum with mitral regurgitation in an infant
    Ko Yoshizumi
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine and Dentistry, Okayama, Japan
    Ann Thorac Surg 80:332-3. 2005
    ..This technique allowed us to avoid restriction of the left ventricular cavity and to improve the orientation of the papillary muscles, thus leading to successful mitral valve repair...
  27. ncbi request reprint A cell-permeable NFAT inhibitor peptide prevents pressure-overload cardiac hypertrophy
    Mitsuhito Kuriyama
    Department of Physiology, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine and Dentistry, 2 5 1 Shikata cho, Okayama 700 8558, Japan
    Chem Biol Drug Des 67:238-43. 2006
    ....
  28. ncbi request reprint Right ventricle-pulmonary artery shunt in first-stage palliation of hypoplastic left heart syndrome
    Shunji Sano
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Okayama Graduate School of Medicine and Dentistry, 2 5 1 Shikata cho, Okayama City 700 8558, Japan
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 126:504-9; discussion 509-10. 2003
    ..To avoid this lethal complication, we constructed a right ventricle-pulmonary shunt in first-stage palliation of hypoplastic left heart syndrome...
  29. ncbi request reprint Anomalous left coronary artery from non-facing pulmonary sinus
    Masanori Hirota
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Okayama University, Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama, Japan
    Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann 16:324-6. 2008
    ..An intrapulmonary tunnel was created without causing undue stenosis or kinking. The Takeuchi procedure is considered to be a useful surgical technique when the origin of the anomalous left coronary artery is far from the aorta...
  30. doi request reprint Risk factors for mortality after the Norwood procedure using right ventricle to pulmonary artery shunt
    Shunji Sano
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama, Japan
    Ann Thorac Surg 87:178-85; discussion 185-6. 2009
    ....
  31. doi request reprint Coarctation of right aortic arch with left descending aorta in an adult
    Masanori Hirota
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2 5 1 Shikata cho, Okayama, 700 8558, Japan
    Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann 17:76-8. 2009
    ..Extensive mobilization of the azygos vein was needed to obtain a good surgical field, including the left descending aorta via a right thoracotomy, and the lesion was anatomically repaired by resection and end-to-end anastomosis...
  32. doi request reprint Post-mortem tissue-type plasminogen activator preserves graft function of hearts harvested from non-pre-treated non-heart-beating donors
    Masanori Hirota
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama, Japan
    J Heart Lung Transplant 29:888-93. 2010
    ..We examined the extent of functional recovery to compare the protective effects of post-mortem tissue-type plasminogen activator (t-PA) and heparin pre-treatment...
  33. ncbi request reprint Total right ventricular exclusion procedure: an operation for isolated congestive right ventricular failure
    Shunji Sano
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Okayama University Medical School, Okayama, Japan
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 123:640-7. 2002
    ....
  34. ncbi request reprint Right ventricle-pulmonary artery shunt in first-stage palliation of hypoplastic left heart syndrome
    Shunji Sano
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine and Dentistry, Okayama, Japan
    Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Pediatr Card Surg Annu 7:22-31. 2004
    ..Nine patients have undergone completion Fontan. This technique provides reproducible results, simplifies postoperative management, and improves outcome, especially for "low volume" programs...
  35. ncbi request reprint Digital radiographic quantification of myocardial blood flow around a transmyocardial laser channel in rabbit hearts
    Osami Honjo
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine and Dentistry, Okayama, Japan
    Circ J 69:488-92. 2005
    ..We evaluated myocardial blood flow around a laser channel using digital radiography combined with a 3H-labeled desmethylimipramine ([3H]DMI) deposition...
  36. doi request reprint Pharmacokinetic analysis of flomoxef in children undergoing cardiopulmonary bypass and modified ultrafiltration
    Zenichi Masuda
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine and Dentistry, 2 5 1 Shikata cho, Okayama, 700 8558, Japan
    Gen Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 56:163-9. 2008
    ..Cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) induces changes in the pharmacokinetics of drugs. The purpose of this study was to model the pharmacokinetics of flomoxef, a cephalosporin antibiotic, in pediatric cardiac surgery...
  37. ncbi request reprint Contribution of catechol O-methyltransferase to the removal of accumulated interstitial catecholamines evoked by myocardial ischemia
    Yosuke Kuroko
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine and Dentistry, Okayama 700 8558, Japan
    Neurosci Lett 388:61-4. 2005
    ..The inhibition of COMT activity augmented these increments in NE, EPI, and DA. These data suggest that cardiac COMT activity influences on the removal of accumulated catecholamine during myocardial ischemia...
  38. ncbi request reprint Atrial natriuretic peptide protects against ischemia-reperfusion injury in the isolated rat heart
    Kenji Sangawa
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine and Dentistry, Okayama, Japan
    Ann Thorac Surg 77:233-7. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study was to investigate the cardioprotective effects of ANP against ischemia-reperfusion injury in isolated rat hearts...
  39. ncbi request reprint Nicorandil ameliorates posttransplant dysfunction in cardiac allografts harvested from non-heart-beating donors
    Makoto Mohri
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine and Dentistry, 2 5 1 Shikato cho, Okayama, 700 8558, Japan
    Jpn J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 50:430-4. 2002
    ..We evaluated the cardioprotective effects of nicorandil, an adenosine triphosphate-sensitive potassium channel opener, on the early posttransplant left ventricular (LV) function of hearts harvested from asphyxiated canine NHBDs...
  40. ncbi request reprint Total right ventricular exclusion improves left ventricular function in patients with end-stage congestive right ventricular failure
    Masami Takagaki
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine and Dentistry, 2 5 1 Shikata cho, Okayama, Okayama, 700 8558, Japan
    Circulation 108:II226-9. 2003
    ..The objective of the present study was to elucidate the effects of a complete removal of RV volume overload (RVVO) on the surgically created single left ventricle (LV)...
  41. doi request reprint Blunt cardiac rupture in a patient with a history of total correction of tetralogy of Fallot
    Yasuhiro Fujii
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Okayama University, Hospital, 2 5 1 Shikatacho, Okayama, 700 8558, Japan
    Gen Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 56:134-6. 2008
    ..The patient recovered and was discharged without any major complications 40 days after the operation. This is the first published case of blunt cardiac rupture after total correction of TOF...
  42. ncbi request reprint Aortic arch repair with a working beating heart in premature infants
    Kozo Ishino
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Okayama Graduate School of Medicine and Dentistry, Japan
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 126:1653-4. 2003
  43. ncbi request reprint Combined aortic arch repair and arterial switch without coronary reimplantation
    Kozo Ishino
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 127:577-8. 2004
  44. ncbi request reprint Left ventricular retraining and anatomic correction in teenage patient with congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries
    Osami Honjo
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine and Dentistry
    Circ J 71:613-6. 2007
    ..The MLV in the teenage patient with ccTGA was successfully trained using a retraining strategy and has sustained systemic circulation after anatomical repair...
  45. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of a miniature centrifugal rotary pump (TinyPump) for transfusion-free cardiopulmonary bypass in neonatal piglets
    Shinya Ugaki
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Okayama University, Okayama City, Japan
    ASAIO J 53:675-9. 2007
    ..This miniaturized CPB circuit may make transfusion-free open heart surgery feasible in neonates and would help to prevent postoperative organ dysfunction...
  46. ncbi request reprint Celsior preserved cardiac mechanoenergetics better than popular solutions in canine hearts
    Yu Oshima
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry, and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama, Japan
    Ann Thorac Surg 81:658-64. 2006
    ..Therefore, we evaluated the effects of St. Thomas' Hospital solution No. 2, University of Wisconsin solution, and Celsior on left ventricular contractility (Emax: end-systolic pressure-volume ratio) and oxygen consumption...
  47. ncbi request reprint Right ventricular outflow tract reconstruction in patients with persistent truncus arteriosus: a 15-year experience in a single Japanese center
    Osami Honjo
    Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada
    Circ J 71:1776-80. 2007
    ..The present study analyzes a 15-year experience of repairing persistent truncus arteriosus (PTA) with a consistent policy of right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) reconstruction (ie, direct anastomosis)...
  48. ncbi request reprint Adrenomedullin enhances therapeutic potency of bone marrow transplantation for myocardial infarction in rats
    Takafumi Fujii
    Department of Cardiac Physiology, National Cardiovascular Center, Suita, Osaka, Japan
    Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol 288:H1444-50. 2005
    ..This beneficial effect may be mediated partly by the angiogenic property of AM itself and by its antiapoptotic effect on MNC...
  49. ncbi request reprint Beraprost sodium enhances neovascularization in ischemic myocardium by mobilizing bone marrow cells in rats
    Yoshinori Miyahara
    Department of Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Engineering, National Cardiovascular Center Research Institute, Osaka, Japan
    Biochem Biophys Res Commun 349:1242-9. 2006
    ..These results suggest that beraprost has beneficial effects on ischemic myocardium partly by its ability to enhance neovascularization in ischemic myocardium by mobilizing bone marrow cells...