Izumi Regional Medical Center

Akune, Japan

Izumi Regional Medical Center

Akune, Japan
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PubMed | Kagoshima Kouseiren Hospital, Saiseikai Sendai Hospital, Kaneko Hospital, Izumi Regional Medical Center and 4 more.
Type: Journal Article | Journal: Molecular and clinical oncology | Year: 2016

The present study aimed to study the efficacy of aprepitant in the prevention of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) in patients receiving moderately emetogenic chemotherapy (MEC) for colorectal cancer (CRC), and comprised a multicenter, phase II, open-label, randomized, parallel comparative study conducted as part of the Kagoshima aprepitant study for colon cancer in Japan. Patients with advanced or recurrent CRC were treated with standard MEC regimens (FOLFOX, XELOX or FOLFIRI) and received either standard chemotherapy [5-hydroxytryptamine-3 receptor antagonist (5-HT


Uchikado Y.,Izumi Regional Medical Center | Yoshino S.,Izumi Regional Medical Center | Yoshino S.,Kagoshima University | Ohmure K.,Izumi Regional Medical Center | And 3 more authors.
Journal of Cardiology Cases | Year: 2017

An 84-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital because of congestive heart failure, rapid atrial fibrillation, and ischemic heart disease. Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) via the left radial artery was performed, and a stent was deployed successfully into left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD). She got into shock state one hour after PCI. Chest X-ray and computed tomography scan revealed increase of soft tissue around the left axilla and implied the existence of hematoma. Hemoglobin level decreased from 13.3. g/dL to 8.2. g/dL and hemorrhagic shock was suspected. Angiography of the left axillary artery demonstrated contrast extravasation, and selective angiography using a micro-catheter identified bleeding from a branch of the superior thoracic artery. Hemostasis was performed successfully by embolization using a gelatin sponge, and improvement of the general condition was obtained. Aberration of 0.025-in. angle tipped guidewire was considered to induce arterial perforation during sheath insertion.<. Learning objective: Guidewire-induced perforation is a known rare and sometimes fatal complication of percutaneous interventional procedures. The incidence of angiographic-evident peripheral artery perforation has been reported to be 0.9%. In particular, a guidewire advanced into a small branch artery can potentially cause perforation. This risk suggests that clinicians should use caution when manipulating a guidewire during sheath insertion.>. © 2017 Japanese College of Cardiology.


Tominaga H.,Kagoshima University | Setoguchi T.,Kagoshima University | Tanabe F.,Kagoshima University | Kawamura I.,Kagoshima University | And 8 more authors.
Medicine (United States) | Year: 2015

ABSTRACT: The efficacy and safety of chemical prophylaxis to prevent the development of deep venous thrombosis (DVT) or pulmonary embolism (PE) following spine surgery are controversial because of the possibility of epidural hematoma formation. Postoperative venous thromboembolism (VTE) after spine surgery occurs at a frequency similar to that seen after joint operations, so it is important to identify the risk factors for VTE formation following spine surgery. We therefore retrospectively studied data from patients who had undergone spinal surgery and developed postoperative VTE to identify those risk factors.We conducted a retrospective clinical study with logistic regression analysis of a group of 80 patients who had undergone spine surgery at our institution from June 2012 to August 2013. All patients had been screened by ultrasonography for DVT in the lower extremities. Parameters of the patients with VTE were compared with those without VTE using the Mann-Whitney U-test and Fisher exact probability test. Logistic regression analysis was used to analyze the risk factors associated with VTE. A value of P<0.05 was used to denote statistical significance.The prevalence of VTE was 25.0% (20/80 patients). One patient had sensed some incongruity in the chest area, but the vital signs of all patients were stable. VTEs had developed in the pulmonary artery in one patient, in the superficial femoral vein in one patient, in the popliteal vein in two patients, and in the soleal vein in 18 patients. The Mann-Whitney U-test and Fisher exact probability test showed that, except for preoperative walking disability, none of the parameters showed a significant difference between patients with and without VTE. Risk factors identified in the multivariate logistic regression analysis were preoperative walking disability and age.The prevalence of VTE after spine surgery was relatively high. The most important risk factor for developing postoperative VTE was preoperative walking disability. Gait training during the early postoperative period is required to prevent VTE. Copyright © 2015 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.


Sonoda A.,Izumi Regional Medical Center | Sonoda A.,Kumamoto University | Ohnishi S.,Izumi Regional Medical Center | Nakao S.,Izumi Regional Medical Center | And 6 more authors.
BMC Research Notes | Year: 2015

Background: Albumin is considered a negative acute-phase protein because its concentration decreases during injury and sepsis. Hypoalbuminemia is a risk factor for mortality, postoperative complications, and prolonged hospital stay. The magnitude of the systemic inflammatory response during the perioperative period, as indicated by the acute-phase proteins - C-reactive protein (CRP) in particular -, may help identify the risk of postoperative infectious complication. The correlation between serum albumin and CRP with gastrointestinal cancer has been reported. However, it is unclear whether antecedent CRP could be utilized to predict future hypoalbuminemia in the perioperative period in colorectal surgery. The primary endpoint of this study was to reveal that antecedent CRP could be utilized to predict future hypoalbuminemia in the perioperative period of colorectal surgery. Methods: Thirty-seven patients who underwent elective open colorectal surgery were included in this study. Correlations between preoperative CRP and serum albumin on postoperative day (POD) 3, between preoperative CRP and serum albumin on POD 7 and between CRP on POD 3 and serum albumin on POD 7 were examined. Relationships between preoperative CRP and hypoalbuminemia on POD 3, between preoperative CRP and hypoalbuminemia on POD 7 and between CRP on POD 3 and hypoalbuminemia on POD 7 were examined by receiver operating characteristic analysis. Results: Three-quarters of patients were older than 65 years of age. Significant correlations were observed between preoperative CRP and serum albumin on POD 3 (p = 0.023), between preoperative CRP and serum albumin on POD 7 (p = 0.023) and between CRP on POD 3 and serum albumin on POD 7 (p < 0.001). The area under the receiver operating characteristic curve of CRP on POD 3 to development of hypoalbuminemia on POD 7 was 0.833 (95 % CI 0.679-0.987) with an optimal threshold of 12.43 mg/dL, sensitivity 75 % and specificity 80 %. Conclusions: The present study revealed that antecedent CRP was associated with future serum albumin. Additionally, CRP on POD 3 could be useful in predicting the development of hypoalbuminemia on POD 7. This result suggests that CRP on POD 3 may be a valuable indicator for early nutritional intervention. © 2015 Sonoda et al.


PubMed | Kumamoto University and Izumi Regional Medical Center
Type: | Journal: Journal of pharmaceutical health care and sciences | Year: 2017

The aims of this study were to investigate predictive factors involved in effectiveness and safety of enoxaparin for prevention of postoperative venous thromboembolism in aged Japanese total knee arthroplasty (TKA) patients.Japanese patients over 65years old who were administered enoxaparin for TKA were enrolled in this study. Their medical records were retrospectively reviewed. Data were corrected at the Izumi Regional Medical Center, from September 2009 to March 2014. Patients were stratified into groups according to whether enoxaparin was effective (no deep vein thrombosis event up to postoperative day 7) or not, and whether they had an adverse drug event (ADE) or not.A total of 128 patients were included in this study. One hundred five (82.0%) patients were in the effective group and 20 (15.6%) in the adverse drug event (ADE) group. Anemia (13 patients), abnormalities in liver function tests (4 patients), clinically relevant non-major bleeding (4 patients) and urticaria (1 patient) were observed as ADEs. Multivariate logistic regression analysis showed that the serum total protein level at postoperative day 1 (POD1, before enoxaparin administration), was associated with effectiveness of enoxaparin, while the serum total protein and hemoglobin level at POD1 were involved in ADE caused by enoxaparin.Although further large scale studies will be warranted, our results suggest that serum total protein level just before enoxaparin treatment for TKA relates to the effectiveness and safety of enoxaparin in a Japanese aged population. In addition, the results indicate that the development of anemia should be carefully monitored during enoxaparin treatment for TKA, particularly in patients with lower levels of serum hemoglobin before treatment.


PubMed | Izumi Regional Medical Center and Kumamoto University
Type: | Journal: BMC research notes | Year: 2015

Albumin is considered a negative acute-phase protein because its concentration decreases during injury and sepsis. Hypoalbuminemia is a risk factor for mortality, postoperative complications, and prolonged hospital stay. The magnitude of the systemic inflammatory response during the perioperative period, as indicated by the acute-phase proteins-C-reactive protein (CRP) in particular-, may help identify the risk of postoperative infectious complication. The correlation between serum albumin and CRP with gastrointestinal cancer has been reported. However, it is unclear whether antecedent CRP could be utilized to predict future hypoalbuminemia in the perioperative period in colorectal surgery. The primary endpoint of this study was to reveal that antecedent CRP could be utilized to predict future hypoalbuminemia in the perioperative period of colorectal surgery.Thirty-seven patients who underwent elective open colorectal surgery were included in this study. Correlations between preoperative CRP and serum albumin on postoperative day (POD) 3, between preoperative CRP and serum albumin on POD 7 and between CRP on POD 3 and serum albumin on POD 7 were examined. Relationships between preoperative CRP and hypoalbuminemia on POD 3, between preoperative CRP and hypoalbuminemia on POD 7 and between CRP on POD 3 and hypoalbuminemia on POD 7 were examined by receiver operating characteristic analysis.Three-quarters of patients were older than 65 years of age. Significant correlations were observed between preoperative CRP and serum albumin on POD 3 (p = 0.023), between preoperative CRP and serum albumin on POD 7 (p = 0.023) and between CRP on POD 3 and serum albumin on POD 7 (p < 0.001). The area under the receiver operating characteristic curve of CRP on POD 3 to development of hypoalbuminemia on POD 7 was 0.833 (95 % CI 0.679-0.987) with an optimal threshold of 12.43 mg/dL, sensitivity 75 % and specificity 80 %.The present study revealed that antecedent CRP was associated with future serum albumin. Additionally, CRP on POD 3 could be useful in predicting the development of hypoalbuminemia on POD 7. This result suggests that CRP on POD 3 may be a valuable indicator for early nutritional intervention.

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