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Kosaka Abstract Award Finalists and Winners

The top scoring abstracts submitted by Japanese researchers will competed against the top scoring abstracts, with matching topics, submitted by their international colleagues.

The Kosaka Awards Session is supported by the Japan Society for Clinical Anesthesia (JSCA) and the International Anesthesia Research (IARS).

Comparison of the Storz C-Mac D Blade against the Glidescope, Efficacy in the Predicted Difficult Airway: Stage Trial: A Multi-Centered Randomized Controlled Trial
Ansgar M. Brambrink, MD, PhD
Oregon Health & Science University
Portland, Oregon

In Vivo Electrophysiological Analyses of Antinociceptive Action of Sevoflurane in the Rat Substantia Gelatinosa Neurons
Yusuke Funai, MD, PhD
Osaka City University Graduate School of Medicine
Osaka, Japan

Administration of Recombinant Thrombomodulin in a Rat Model of Preeclampsia Improves Spontaneous Hypercontractility and Hyporeactivity to Oxytocin in Isolated Myometrial Strips
Hirofumi Hino, MD, PhD
St. Marianna University School of Medicine
Kawasaki-shi, Japan

Role of Surgery Requiring Anesthesia in Postoperative Cognitive Impairment
Christopher Hughes, MD
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, Tennessee

Behavior of Endothelial Glycocalyx Layer during Sepsis in Mice as Observed Using Fluorescence in Vivo Microscopy
Hanae Kataoka
Showa University, School of Dentistry
Tokyo, Japan

*Second Place Winner*
Preoperative Brain Natriuretic Peptide in Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Patients: Its Association With Postoperative Outcomes
Tomoyuki Kanazawa, MD
Okayama University Hospital
Okayama, Japan

*First Place Winner*
Increased Influence of M-CSF Results in Diminished Ability of Circulating Monocyte to Regulate Immune System
Krzysztof Laudanski, MD, PhD
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Maternal Magnesium Protects the Fetal Brain in a Rat Model of Intrapartum Noninfectious Inflammatory Fever
Carlo Pancaro, MD, MHCM
Tufts University School of Medicine
Boston, Massachusetts

Involvement of Ephrin-B2, Not TRPV1 Expression in Sarcomeres of Myofascial Trigger Points in the Upper Trapezius Muscle
Feng Qi, MD
Qilu Hospital of Shandong University
Jinan, China

The Incidence and Risk Factors of Difficult Laryngeal Mask Ventilation in a South-East Asian Population
Tomoyuki Saito, MD
Dokkyo Medical University Koshigaya Hospital
Koshigaya City, Japan

The Role of Transcription Factor BACH1 in a Rat Model of Acute Liver Injury Induced by Experimental Endotoxemia
Nohito Tanioka, MD
Okayama University Medical School
Okayama, Japan

*Third Place Winner*
Dr. Wilder donated her award funds to SmartTots.

An In Vitro Study of Dexmedetomidine Disposition in Neonatal/Infant Cardiopulmonary Bypass Circuits
Nicole S. Wilder, MD
University of Michigan Health System
Ann Arbor, Michigan