Er-Jung Hsueh

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The efficacy of ciprofloxacin as antibacterial prophylaxis for allogeneic bone marrow transplantation has been well documented, and it virtually eliminated bacteremias caused by gram-negative pathogens in early reports. Ciprofloxacin was therefore incorporated into the prophylactic antibiotic regimen during allogeneic bone marrow or peripheral blood stem(More)
Within the past decade, the incidence of breast cancer in Taiwan has been rising year after year. Breast cancer is the first most prevalent cancer and the fourth leading cause of cancer-related deaths among women in Taiwan. The early stage of breast cancer not only have a wider range of therapeutic options, but also obtain a higher success rate of therapy(More)
Fine-needle aspiration (FNA) of the lymph node was done in five patients with histiocytic necrotizing lymphadenitis (Kikuchi's disease). In four patients, the aspirates were found to have many small and large atypical lymphocytes, some reactive, phagocytic histiocytes, and intense extracellular debris. Neutrophils, plasma cells, or multinucleated giant(More)
Two patients who presented with active bleeding and were diagnosed with acquired hemophilia A (AHA) are reported herein. One was a 27-year-old woman who experienced spontaneous oozing from an episiotomy wound six days after her second normal delivery. Bleeding became progressively worse, despite treatment with primary sutures and curettage of the uterus at(More)
Serious hematologic complications associated with ticlopidine have been reported, including aplastic anemia. We report here an additional case of fatal aplastic anemia due to ticlopidine. A 66-year-old male patient developed fever and pancytopenia 2 months after ticlopidine was started. Despite the administration of granulocyte colony-stimulating factor(More)
Nesidioblastosis as the cause of hyperinsulinaemic hypoglycaemia in an adult is rare. We report here an additional case of nesidioblastosis, which resulted in fatal hyperinsulinaemic hypoglycaemia in a 72-year-old woman with an underlying myelodysplastic syndrome. The diagnosis of nesidioblastosis was established only after post-mortem examination with a(More)
Activating mutation of the K-ras gene was one of the earliest discoveries of genetic alterations in lung cancer. Moreover, K-ras somatic mutations might be suggested for predicting resistance to molecular antibodies targeting the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR). However, activated K-ras mutant detection methods are limited to traditional techniques.(More)
Two brothers in a Chinese family with selective malabsorption of vitamin B12 associated with proteinuria (Imerslund-Grasbeck syndrome) presented with widespread mottled skin pigmentation, termed poikiloderma. In contrast to anaemia, this pigmentary disturbance remained unresponsive to vitamin B12 replacement. This is different from the reported(More)
BACKGROUND High-dose chemotherapy/radiotherapy followed by autologous peripheral blood stem cells transplantation (APBSCT) can be used to treat chemosensitive malignant diseases. We retrospectively studied the APBSCT treatment efficacy and safety of patients at Tri-Service General Hospital (TSGH). METHODS From January 1994 to March 2000, 11 patients were(More)
BACKGROUND Bone marrow transplantation (BMT) is the best curative approach for younger patients with severe aplastic anemia (SAA). Major obstacles to success of allogeneic BMT include graft-versus-host disease (GVHD), graft rejection and treatment related toxicities. Experience with 14 SAA patients who received BMT is reported here. METHODS From December(More)