Shizuko Kosugi

Keio University, Edo, Tōkyō, Japan

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    ABSTRACT: Neutrophil-derived lipocalin-2 exerts bacteriostatic effects through retardation of iron uptake by the Gram-negative organisms like Escherichia coli. We tested the hypothesis that the expression of lipocalin-2, a bacteriostatic protein, was upregulated by induction of surgical site infection (SSI) with E coli in healthy and diseased rats and that epidural anesthesia modulated its expression. Male Wistar rats were randomized into a healthy or disease group, the latter of which was administered lipopolysaccharide. Both groups were further divided into 3 subgroups, the control, saline, and lidocaine groups: group healthy control (n = 10), healthy saline (n = 10), and healthy lidocaine (n = 10) versus group disease control (n = 15), disease saline (n = 18), and disease lidocaine (n = 19), respectively. While saline was epidurally administered to the control and saline groups, lidocaine was administered to the lidocaine groups. Except for the control groups, E coli was injected to the pseudosurgical site to mimic SSI after abdominal surgery. Plasma concentrations of inflammatory cytokine and lipocalin-2 were measured. At 72 hours, the surgical site tissues were obtained to evaluate mRNA expression of lipocalin-2 and E coli DNA expression. All disease subgroups showed markedly increased plasma inflammatory cytokines versus the healthy subgroups. Among the disease subgroups, plasma concentrations of lipocalin-2 and tissue mRNA expression of lipocalin-2 were significantly increased in group disease lidocaine versus the others. Concurrently, E coli DNA expression in the tissue specimens was also significantly lower in group disease lidocaine as compared with group disease saline. Epidural anesthesia was associated with an increase in the expression lipocalin-2 and a decrease in the expression of E coli DNA at pseudosurgical sites in sick but not healthy rats. These observations suggest a potential mechanism by which epidural anesthesia could reduce the risk of SSI.
    Anesthesia and analgesia 03/2015; DOI:10.1213/ANE.0000000000000694 · 3.42 Impact Factor
  • Pain Medicine 11/2014; 16(1). DOI:10.1111/pme.12596 · 2.24 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Background Acute kidney injury (AKI) is one of the major morbidities after surgical repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA); however, precise pathogenesis of this morbidity has not been well determined. Since prothrombotic coagulation abnormality may precede organ dysfunction in systemic inflammatory state, we examined the kinetics of von Willebrand factor (VWF) and a disintegrin-like metalloprotease with thrombospondin type 1 motif 13 (ADAMTS13), a cleaving enzyme of VWF, on the development of AKI after AAA surgery. Methods The kinetics of ADAMTS13 and VWF were examined in ten patients who underwent surgical repair of AAA. The changes in plasma neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL), a novel biomarker for AKI, and serum creatinine concentration were also examined at four points until seventh postoperative day (POD). Clinical diagnosis of AKI was based on the change in serum creatinine concentration and urine output according to Acute Kidney Injury Network (AKIN) criteria. Results ADAMTS13 activity was significantly lower than normal level before the surgery and showed a trend of decrease toward 3POD. The VWF/ADAMTS13 ratio showed a significant increase on 1POD, which persisted until 7POD. None of patents was diagnosed as AKI based on AKIN criteria, although two patients received furosemide and/or carperitide therapy because of decreased urine output less than 0.5 ml/kg/h for several hours in ICU. Plasma NGAL showed a trend to increase after the surgery, which was significant on 3POD. The change in plasma NGAL was significantly correlated with VWF/ADAMTS13 ratio (P < 0.01). Conclusions This study has shown that patients undergoing AAA surgery were prothrombotic after the surgery because of high VWF/ADAMTS13 ratio. Correlation between VWF/ADAMTS13 ratio and NGAL might indicate contribution of thrombotic event to subclinical AKI in the patients undergoing AAA surgery.
    07/2014; 2(1):46. DOI:10.1186/s40560-014-0046-3
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    ABSTRACT: It remains to be clarified if the application of noninvasive positive pressure ventilation (NPPV) is effective after extubation in patients with hypoxemic respiratory failure who require the sufficient level of positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP). This study was aimed at examining the effect and the safety of NPPV application following extubation in patients requiring moderate PEEP level for sufficient oxygenation after cardiovascular surgery. With institutional ethic committee approval, the patients ventilated invasively for over 48 h after cardiovascular surgery were enrolled in this study. The patients who failed the first spontaneous breathing trial (SBT) at 5 cmH2O of PEEP, but passed the second SBT at 8 cmH2O of PEEP, received NPPV immediately after extubation following our weaning protocol. Respiratory parameters (partial pressure of arterial oxygen tension to inspiratory oxygen fraction ratio: P/F ratio, respiratory ratio, and partial pressure of arterial carbon dioxide: PaCO2) 2 h after extubation were evaluated with those just before extubation as the primary outcome. The rate of re-intubation, the frequency of respiratory failure and intolerance of NPPV, the duration of NPPV, and the length of intensive care unit (ICU) stay were also recorded. While 51 postcardiovascular surgery patients were screened, 6 patients who met the criteria received NPPV after extubation. P/F ratio was increased significantly after extubation compared with that before extubation (325 ± 85 versus 245 ± 55 mmHg, p < 0.05). The other respiratory parameters did not change significantly. Re-intubation, respiratory failure, and intolerance of NPPV never occurred. The duration of NPPV and the length of ICU stay were 2.7 ± 0.7 (SD) and 7.5 (6 to 10) (interquartile range) days, respectively. While further investigation should be warranted, NPPV could be applied effectively and safely after extubation in patients requiring the moderate PEEP level after cardiovascular surgery.
    01/2014; 2(1):5. DOI:10.1186/2052-0492-2-5
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    ABSTRACT: The objective of this study was to examine the long-term outcome of percutaneous radiofrequency thermocoagulation (PRT) of the Gasserian ganglion for the 2nd division and multiple division trigeminal neuralgia (TN), compared to the isolated 3rd division TN. One hundred and forty-eight procedures performed in 89 patients with typical TN between April 2004 and September 2011 in a single pain center were retrospectively analyzed. Baseline characteristics of these patients, immediate outcome, duration pain-free, and complications were obtained from their medical records and questionnaires sent in June 2012. Duration pain-free was assessed by Kaplan-Meier analysis. Of the 148 PRT of the Gasserian ganglion, 37 procedures were performed for isolated 2nd-division TN (V2 TN), 67 procedures were for both 2nd- and 3rd-division TN (V2 + V3 TN), and 38 procedures were for isolated 3rd-division TN (V3 TN). The remaining 6 procedures were performed for V1 + V2 TN and V1 + V2 + V3 TN. Immediate success rates of PRT for V2 TN, V2 + V3 TN, and V3 TN were 100%, 86.6%, and 100%, respectively, whereas the durations pain-free for V2 TN and V2 + V3 TN were significantly shorter than that for V3 TN (9, 12, and 36 months, respectively: P = 0.012). For 2nd-division TN and multiple-division TN, less long-term pain relief after PRT of the Gasserian ganglion can be expected compared with that for isolated trigeminal 3rd-division neuralgia, even if immediate pain relief is achieved.
    Pain Practice 01/2014; 15(3). DOI:10.1111/papr.12163 · 2.18 Impact Factor
  • THE JOURNAL OF JAPAN SOCIETY FOR CLINICAL ANESTHESIA 01/2014; 34(1):066-074. DOI:10.2199/jjsca.34.066
  • Shizuko Kosugi, Hiroshi Morisaki
    THE JOURNAL OF JAPAN SOCIETY FOR CLINICAL ANESTHESIA 01/2014; 34(2):178-184. DOI:10.2199/jjsca.34.178
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    ABSTRACT: Physiological levels of H(2)S exert neuroprotective effects, whereas high concentrations of H(2)S may cause neurotoxicity in part via activation of NMDAR. To characterize the neuroprotective effects of combination of exogenous H(2)S and NMDAR antagonism, we synthesized a novel H(2)S-releasing NMDAR antagonist N-((1r,3R,5S,7r)-3,5-dimethyladamantan-1-yl)-4-(3-thioxo-3H-1,2-dithiol-4-yl)-benzamide (S-memantine) and examined its effects in vitro and in vivo. S-memantine was synthesized by chemically combining a slow releasing H(2)S donor 4-(3-thioxo-3H-1,2-dithiol-4-yl)-benzoic acid (ACS48) with a NMDAR antagonist memantine. S-memantine increased intracellular sulfide levels in human neuroblastoma cells (SH-SY5Y) 10-fold as high as that was achieved by ACS48. Incubation with S-memantine after reoxygenation following oxygen and glucose deprivation (OGD) protected SH-SY5Y cells and murine primary cortical neurons more markedly than did ACS48 or memantine. Glutamate-induced intracellular calcium accumulation in primary cortical neurons were aggravated by sodium sulfide (Na(2)S) or ACS48, but suppressed by memantine and S-memantine. S-memantine prevented glutamate-induced glutathione depletion in SH-SY5Y cells more markedly than did Na(2)S or ACS48. Administration of S-memantine after global cerebral ischemia and reperfusion more robustly decreased cerebral infarct volume and improved survival and neurological function of mice than did ACS48 or memantine. These results suggest that an H(2)S-releasing NMDAR antagonist derivative S-memantine prevents ischemic neuronal death, providing a novel therapeutic strategy for ischemic brain injury.
    Journal of Biological Chemistry 07/2012; 287(38):32124-35. DOI:10.1074/jbc.M112.374124 · 4.60 Impact Factor
  • Kanako Makito, Shizuko Kosugi, Koichi Tsuzaki
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    ABSTRACT: Spinal epidural hematoma following neuraxial anesthesia is a rare condition that usually presents with acute and, if any, progressive neurological symptoms including pain, sensory/motor impairment, and bladder/ rectal disturbance. Although possible pathogenesis is mainly considered to be a direct injury of Batson's venous plexus, preoperative coagulation status and anticoagulant therapy also play some role in its development. Therefore, to prevent such a disastrous complication, one must choose an appropriate anesthetic technique and monitor neurological function of the patient at a regular time interval. In addition, it is highly recommended to carefully follow the recently revised regional anesthesia guideline for the patient receiving antithrombotic or thrombolytic therapy, although we still need further understanding and investigation of the complexity around this issue.
    Masui. The Japanese journal of anesthesiology 11/2011; 60(11):1250-8.
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    ABSTRACT: Sudden cardiac arrest (CA) is a leading cause of death worldwide. Breathing nitric oxide (NO) reduces ischemia/reperfusion injury in animal models and in patients. The objective of this study was to learn whether inhaled NO improves outcomes after CA and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Adult male mice were subjected to potassium-induced CA for 7.5 minutes whereupon CPR was performed with chest compression and mechanical ventilation. One hour after CPR, mice were extubated and breathed air alone or air supplemented with 40 ppm NO for 23 hours. Mice that were subjected to CA/CPR and breathed air exhibited a poor 10-day survival rate (4 of 13), depressed neurological and left ventricular function, and increased caspase-3 activation and inflammatory cytokine induction in the brain. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed brain regions with marked water diffusion abnormality 24 hours after CA/CPR in mice that breathed air. Breathing air supplemented with NO for 23 hours starting 1 hour after CPR attenuated neurological and left ventricular dysfunction 4 days after CA/CPR and markedly improved 10-day survival rate (11 of 13; P=0.003 versus mice breathing air). The protective effects of inhaled NO on the outcome after CA/CPR were associated with reduced water diffusion abnormality, caspase-3 activation, and cytokine induction in the brain and increased serum nitrate/nitrite levels. Deficiency of the α1 subunit of soluble guanylate cyclase, a primary target of NO, abrogated the ability of inhaled NO to improve outcomes after CA/CPR. These results suggest that NO inhalation after CA and successful CPR improves outcome via soluble guanylate cyclase-dependent mechanisms.
    Circulation 09/2011; 124(15):1645-53. DOI:10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.111.025395 · 14.95 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Hepatic cryosurgery is an alternative therapeutic choice for patients who are not eligible for surgical liver resection. As this procedure sometimes causes postoperative bleeding tendency, we investigated indication of intravenous patient-controlled analgesia (IVPCA) after this surgery. We measured pre- and postoperative platelet counts, coagulation profile and postoperative pain with IVPCA in 8 patients. Platelet counts decreased from 9.83 +/- 5.38 (x 10(3) x ml(-1)) to 5.91 +/- 4.56 (x10(3) x ml(-1)) postoperatively (P<0.01) and the maximum relative decrease was 72%. Platelet counts reached the maximum depression from 1 to 3 POD and in two patients it did not recover by 7 POD. Percentage of prothrombin activity decreased from 79.5 +/- 10.4 to 65.9 +/- 13.2 (P<0.01), with the nadir observed from 0 POD to 2 POD. In this study it was difficult to predict the extent of postoperative bleeding tendency beforehand. IVPCA with morphine provided adequate analgesia at rest. Althogh pain on moving seemed rather difficult to treat in two patients, IVPCA also helped patients walk with VAS score less than 55 mm in other patients. Considering the risk of bleeding tendency and epidural hematoma, we recommend IVPCA with opioid for postoperative pain in patients after hepatic cryosurgery instead of epidural analgesia and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
    Masui. The Japanese journal of anesthesiology 06/2010; 59(6):749-52.
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    ABSTRACT: Assessments of tracheal diameter (TD) are important to select proper endotracheal tubes. Previous studies have used X-ray and physical indices to estimate tracheal diameter but these may not reflect the actual TD. We compared TD measured by X-ray (TD-XP) and by computer tomography (TD-CT) in 200 patients. Also, we analyzed correlation of TD-CT with physical indices such as age, height, weight, and BMI. TD-XP and TD-CT were significantly correlated (male: n = 55, P = .0146; female: n = 91, P = .001). TD-XP was 0.4 mm wider in male and 1.0 mm wider in female than TD-CT. However, correlation coefficients of TD-XP and TD-CT are very weak (male: r = 0.36; female: r = 0.653). TD-CT did not correlate with age, height, weight, or BMI. Our findings suggest that correlations of TD-XP and TD are statistically significant but not clinically significant. Physical indices are not useful to estimate TD.
    Anesthesiology Research and Practice 01/2010; 2010. DOI:10.1155/2010/269171
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    ABSTRACT: The purpose of the present study was to determine the effects of magnesium sulfate (MgSO(4)) on the neuromuscular function and spontaneous breathing of patients under sevoflurane and spinal anesthesia. Twenty-two patients with a history of arrhythmia undergoing elective knee surgery were randomly assigned to two groups: group M (n = 11), administered with MgSO(4) 40, and group S (n = 11), administered with saline. A combination of spinal anesthesia with 2% sevoflurane inhalation was applied to all patients under spontaneous breathing. Tidal volume (VT: ), respiratory rate (RR) and end-tidal carbon dioxide (ET(CO) (2)) were measured before the MgSO(4) or saline injection and measurements were repeated at 5, 15, 30, and 45 min after the injection. Neuromuscular function was continuously monitored with an acceleromyograph to record the acceleration of the adductor pollicis by stimulating the ulnar nerve at a frequency of 0.1 Hz. The VT: , RR, and ET(CO) (2) showed little change in either group, and there was no significant difference between, the groups. The single-twitch response showed significant differences between the two groups (P = 0.0006). The present study indicated that the MgSO(4) had a minimal effect on spontaneous breathing in patients undergoing sevoflurane and spinal anaesthesia, but that it attenuated the safety margin of neuromuscular function.
    Journal of Anesthesia 02/2007; 21(1):86-9. DOI:10.1007/s00540-006-0452-3 · 1.12 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Although it has side effects, succinylcholine is still widely used in rapid sequence induction. The aim of the present study is to evaluate the effects of pretreat ment with magnesium and precurarization of vecuroni um on succinylcholine-induced fasciculation and subse quent tracheal intubation-induced hemodynamic changes during rapid sequence induction. Fifty-five patients were allocated to three groups by a blinded randomization: Group M received saline 100 ml with magnesium 40 mg x kg(-1) for 5 min at 6.5 min before induction and sub sequently administered saline 1-2 ml at 1.5 min before induction; Group V received saline 100 ml for 5 min at 6.5 min before induction and subsequently administered vecuronium 0.02 mg x kg(-1) at 1.5 min before induction; Group C received saline 100 ml for 5 min at 6.5 min before induction and then saline 1-2 ml at 1.5 min before induction. Fasciculation scores and mean percent changes of heart rate, systolic blood pressure and rate pressure product between baseline and after induction were significantly lower in group M than those in group C and group V. Pretreatment with magnesium is more effective to limit succinylcholine-induced fasciculation and subsequent tracheal intubation-induced hemody namic changes in rapid sequence induction compared with vecuronium pretreatment, although magnesium does not prevent the elevation of serum potassium con centration after induction.
    Acta anaesthesiologica Belgica 02/2006; 57(3):253-7.
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    ABSTRACT: In the present study, we evaluated the effect of epidural analgesia on the alterations of gut barrier function elicited by endotoxin in rabbits. After the placement of an epidural catheter, 28 male rabbits were randomized into either 0.5% lidocaine (group E) or saline (group C) group. The solutions (0.4 mL/kg) were epidurally injected, followed by continuous infusion (0.1 mL . kg(-1) . h(-1)) throughout the study period. Under a continuous infusion of lipopolysaccharide (15 microg . kg(-1) . h(-1)), mean arterial blood pressure, intramucosal pH, and plasma thrombomodulin concentrations were measured. At 4 h, mean arterial blood pressure was lower (P < 0.05), intramucosal pH was higher (P < 0.01), and the progression of hemodilution more profound (P < 0.05) in group E versus group C, whereas plasma thrombomodulin levels were increased to a similar extent between the groups. With less wet-to-dry weight ratio of ileum, histopathological injury scores of gut mucosa were significantly less in group E versus group C (P < 0.01). In a separate series of experiments (n = 10 each group), mucosal permeability in group E was significantly less compared with group C (P < 0.05). Collectively, these studies showed that despite a significant decrease of perfusion pressure and arterial oxygen content, epidural analgesia minimized endotoxin-induced functional and structural injury of gut mucosa possibly through endothelium-independent mechanisms.
    Anesthesia & Analgesia 08/2005; 101(1):265-72, table of contents. DOI:10.1213/01.ANE.0000153863.95598.08 · 3.42 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Preservation of gut integrity has become a therapeutic goal to obviate bacterial translocation in the critically ill. The authors examined whether olprinone, a phosphodiesterase III inhibitor, protected functional and structural integrity of gut mucosa against acute progressive hypoxia. Thirty-two animals were randomly allocated to a control group (n = 12), a low-dose group (0.2 microg x kg-1 x min-1 olprinone; n = 10), or a high-dose group (0.6 microg x kg-1 x min-1 olprinone; n = 10) after preparatory surgery. Ascending aortic and portal blood flow, intramural pH of the ileum, and portal endotoxin levels were measured at normoxia and through three stages of progressive hypoxia (fraction of inspired oxygen = 0.17, 0.13, and 0.10). At normoxia, ascending aortic flow in the high-dose group was approximately 20% higher than in the control and low-dose groups. During progressive hypoxia, both ascending aortic and portal flow in the control group were depressed, whereas olprinone infusion attenuated such alterations and redistributed blood to the splanchnic area in a dose-dependent manner. On the contrary, the reduction of intramural pH of the ileum and the elevation of portal endotoxin levels observed in the control group were significantly minimized in both the low- and high-dose groups to a similar extent during acute hypoxia. Histopathologic alterations of gut mucosa observed in the control group were minimized by olprinone infusion dose-independently, accompanied by reduction of mortality rate of the animals. Olprinone slows progression of intestinal mucosal acidosis and gut barrier dysfunction, concurrently with preservation of microscopic structures, through both flow-dependent and -independent mechanisms under acute hypoxia. Such properties of olprinone may serve to protect the host under insult.
    Anesthesiology 07/2003; 98(6):1407-14. DOI:10.1097/00000542-200306000-00016 · 6.17 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Recent evidence indicates that sevoflurane treatment before prolonged ischaemia reduces infarct size in normal hearts, mimicking ischaemic preconditioning. We examined whether exposure to sevoflurane before brief ischaemia, inducing a 'stunned myocardium', provided such protective effects in an isolated working heart from normal or septic rats. With institutional approval, 91 rats were randomly allocated into one of either caecal-ligation and perforation (CLP: n=50) or sham (Sham: n=41) procedure groups 24 h before the study. After determination of baseline measurements, including cardiac output (CO), myocardial oxygen consumption (mVO(2)) and cardiac efficiency (CE; CO x peak systolic pressure/mVO(2)), each isolated heart was perfused with or without 2% sevoflurane for 15 min before global ischaemia (pre-ischaemia). After 15 min ischaemia and 30 min reperfusion, all hearts were assessed for functional recovery of myocardium (post-reperfusion). During the pre-ischaemia period, 2% sevoflurane caused a significant reduction of CO in the CLP group compared with the Sham group. During the post-reperfusion period, both CO (16.9 vs 11.0 ml min(-1)) and CE (11.2 vs 7.7 mm Hg ml(-1) ( micro l O(2))(-1)) was higher in the sevoflurane-treated vs -untreated hearts from CLP rats, and was accompanied by lower incidence of reperfusion arrhythmia compared with control hearts (8 vs 32%). In contrast, 2% sevoflurane did not provide cardioprotective effects in normal rats. The current study demonstrates that pre-treatment with sevoflurane minimizes myocardial dysfunction and the incidence of reperfusion arrhythmia after brief ischaemic insults in septic hearts.
    BJA British Journal of Anaesthesia 01/2003; 89(6):896-903. DOI:10.1093/bja/aef282 · 4.35 Impact Factor
  • Journal of Anesthesia 02/2002; 16(3):251-4. DOI:10.1007/s005400200035 · 1.12 Impact Factor

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  • 2002–2014
    • Keio University
      • Department of Anesthesiology
      Edo, Tōkyō, Japan
  • 2011–2012
    • Massachusetts General Hospital
      • Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine
      Boston, Massachusetts, United States