Tadashi Tanoue

National Hospital Organization Kumamoto Medical Center, Kumamoto, Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan

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    ABSTRACT: The Japanese government promotes allowing patients in palliative care to choose where they wish to end their lives. Emergency hospital admissions are inevitable for those cared at home. There are not enough cancer centers in Japan with palliative care facilities and hospices to admit these patients without prior consultation. We examined outcomes and characteristics of patients receiving palliative care who were transported by ambulance to our hospital. From April 2007 to March 2010, 58 patients under palliative care came to our emergency department by ambulance. Eight of the 58 (14%) were admitted between midnight and 8 am and 21 (36%) on Saturdays or Sundays. We were consulted for 19 patients (32%) within one week and saw 14 of these on the day they were admitted. Chief complaints were disturbed consciousness (31%), dyspnea (28%), pain (14%) and general fatigue (7%). Fifty patients (86%) came directly from their homes and the others from another hospital. Thirteen patients (22%) died within 48 hours, and 8 (14%) were discharged after their symptoms were treated. Thirty-three (57%) patients died and 4 (7%) were discharged within ten days. We admitted patients under palliative care into the acute care setting to Kumamoto Regional Medical Center any time.
    No preview · Article · Sep 2011 · Masui. The Japanese journal of anesthesiology
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    ABSTRACT: Trichoblastic carcinoma is a rare skin cancer originating from hair germ cells. We report a case of an 84-year-old man who presented with a tumor on the stoma of the descending colon, which was preoperatively diagnosed as colon cancer. He underwent colectomy with adjacent skin, and the tumor was diagnosed as trichoblastic carcinoma by postoperative pathological examination. We are not aware of any similar cases published in the English literature. Therefore, we report this case because it is quite a rare condition.
    No preview · Article · Aug 2011 · American journal of surgery
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    ABSTRACT: Afferent loop necrosis after Roux-en-Y cholangiojejunostomy biliary reconstruction is rare. We present the case of a 36-year-old woman with acute necrotic afferent loop obstruction. The peripheral area of the Roux-en-Y limb, including the cholangiojejunostomy portion, was twisted just proximal to the cholangiojejunostomy. Cholangiojejunostomy was completely separated due to necrosis of the Roux-en-Y jejunum. In addition to the case report, we discuss features of cholangiojejunostomy that require special attention. KeywordsAfferent loop necrosis-Cholangiojejunostomy-Roux-en-Y reconstruction
    Full-text · Article · Jun 2010 · Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology
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    ABSTRACT: Since July 2004, the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare approved certified paramedics to perform emergency prehospital tracheal intubation. A specialized training system in tracheal intubation has been established in Kumamoto Prefecture. The Kumamoto Prefectural Medical Control Organization, a tracheal intubation task force was established: consisting of the departments of Anesthesiology at Kumamoto University and 11 other major hospitals, along with Kumamoto Prefecture and the 14 prefectural fire-departments. This group published the Kumamoto training guidelines and a training system for paramedics. Kumamoto Prefecture appealed for support of paramedic activity on television and in newspapers as public education. The prefectural governor officially asked hospitals to train paramedics. Because 9 of the 14 fire-departments had no regional teaching hospital, trainees were matched with other hospitals by the task force. The task force published a pamphlet to inform surgical patients about tracheal intubation training and to recruit patients as practice volunteers. Anesthesiologists undertook significant roles in making arrangements to facilitate the project at their hospitals, in addition to teaching paramedics prior to surgical procedures. The Medical Control Organization, Kumamoto Prefecture, anesthesiologists and emergency response personnel worked together successfully to promote the training program for clinical tracheal intubation by paramedics.
    No preview · Article · May 2006 · Masui. The Japanese journal of anesthesiology