Publications (2)3.77 Total impact
Article: Effects of continuous venovenous hemofiltration on the pharmacology of carperitide, a recombinant human atrial natriuretic peptide.[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: Natriuretic peptides exert vasodilatory, natriuretic, and diuretic effects and inhibit renin and aldosterone secretion. Carperitide, a recombinant alpha-human atrial natriuretic peptide (hANP), is used for the treatment of cardiac failure. Patients with renal failure often require renal replacement therapy, and little is known about the pharmacokinetics of carperitide when used for renal replacement therapy. Eleven patients who received continuous carperitide infusion and needed continuous venovenous hemofiltration (CVVHF) for acute renal failure were observed. The plasma hANP concentration was noted and the hANP clearance during CVVHF was calculated. The results indicated that infused hANP was removed by CVVHF. Although the clearance of hANP by CVVHF was relatively lower than the expected whole body clearance, CVVHF slightly reduced plasma hANP and cyclic guanosine monophosphate concentrations and increased arterial pressure. CVVHF affects the pharmacology of infused hANP in critically ill patients. Some caution with respect to blood pressure may be necessary when carrying out CVVHF for critically ill patients receiving continuous infusion of natriuretic peptides.Circulation Journal 09/2010; 74(9):1888-94. · 3.77 Impact Factor
Article: [Two cases of transfusion-related acute lung injury following massive transfusion during the perioperative period].[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: Transfusion-related acute lung injury (TRALI) is a serious complication of transfusion of blood and blood components. TRALI is reported to be the most common cause of transfusion-associated death. TRALI has increasingly become known in the medical community. However, TRALI has been overlooked frequently because of poor knowledge of medical staffs. We report two cases of TRALI after massive transfusion due to massive bleeding during cardiovascular surgery. In the perioperative period, the diagnosis of TRALI is difficult to make because of coexistence of various factors leading to hypoxia. Thus, in this report, we discuss the management of these two cases focusing upon the differential diagnosis of TRALI.Masui. The Japanese journal of anesthesiology 05/2009; 58(4):480-3.