About the Authors

Akihiro Asai, Nita Sahani, Masao Kaneki, J. A. Jeevendra Martyn, Shingo Egusa Yasuhara
Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, Shriners Hospital for Children, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Akihiro Asai, Yasuyoshi Ouchi
Department of Geriatric Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

Corresponding Author

shingo_yasuhara@yahoo.com

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SY. Performed the experiments: SY AA. Analyzed the data: SY AA. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SY NS MK YO JM. Wrote the paper: SY. Other: Financial support: JM. Principal investigator: SY.