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BACKGROUND To clarify the role of intention to treat for patients with localized nasal natural killer (NK)/T-cell lymphoma, and to determine the prognostic factors for these patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS We conducted a retrospective review of 46 patients with localized nasal NK/T-cell lymphomas treated at a single institute between January 1988 and July(More)
The present study was to ascertain the immunomodulating and anti-tumor effects of Ganoderma (G.) lucidum. Polysaccharides (PS) from fresh fruiting bodies of G. lucidum (PS-G) were isolated and used to potentiate cytokine production by human monocytes-macrophages and T lymphocytes. Our results had shown that the levels of interleukin (IL)-1 beta, tumor(More)
BACKGROUND Elderly patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) generally have an unfavorable clinical course and are under-represented in clinical trials. The aim of this study was to analyze the prognosis and treatment outcome of elderly AML patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS We studied 205 AML patients aged 65 years or older at our hospital. Prior to study(More)
BACKGROUND High-dose cytarabine (ara-C) alone or in combination with mitoxantrone each has shown to be active in therapeutic trials of refractory non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL). In this study, we administered these two drugs to 14 patients with advanced and refractory NHL. METHODS Ara-C was administered at a dosage of 3 gm/sqm for 2-hour intravenous(More)
BACKGROUND The association of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) with Hodgkin's disease (HD) is intimately related to socioeconomic status. The proportion of HD patients with EBV is high in developing countries but low in developed countries. The aim of this study was to delineate the association of EBV with HD in Taiwan. METHODS Tissues from 70 consecutive cases(More)
This study aimed to determine the impact of blood stream infections (BSIs) on outcome of allogeneic hematopoietic SCT (HSCT), and to examine the influence of old (non-levofloxacin-containing) and new (levofloxacin-based) prophylactic antibiotic protocols on the pattern of BSIs. We retrospectively enrolled 246 allogeneic HSCT recipients between January 1999(More)
Blood, buccal swab and hair follicles are among the most commonly used sources for forensic science, parentage testing and personal identification. A total of 29 patients who have had a sustained engraftment from 15 months to 21.5 years after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) without rejection, relapse or chronic GVHD involving oral(More)
A 22-year-old woman had a normal full-term delivery 6 years after a successful allogeneic bone marrow transplantation (BMT) for acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Conditioning therapy consisted of cyclophosphamide (120 mg/kg) and total body irradiation (TBI) to a total of 1575 cGy in seven fractions (225 cGy x 7, at a dose rate of 3.5 cGy/min). Graft-versus-host(More)
Human T lymphocytes isolated from peripheral blood were cryopreserved at -196 degreesC for different periods of 3, 14, 21, 35, and 50 days. Viability and cytokine-producing activity of T cells were examined before and after cryopreservation. A high recovery (90 +/- 1%) of viable T cells was obtained at each frozen period, indicating that a 10% loss of cells(More)