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We report downregulatory effects of granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) on allogeneic immune responses in vitro. G-CSF did not affect the proliferative response of peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) against allogeneic Daudi cells but did inhibit tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha secretion. In contrast with G-CSF, granulocyte-macrophage(More)
A patient committed suicide with hydrogen sulfide (H(2)S) by combining two commercial products. The patient was given hydroxocobalamin as an antidote in addition to treatment with cardiopulmonary resuscitation, but died approximately 42 min after his arrival at the hospital. The patient's cause of death was attributed to acute hydrogen sulfide poisoning.(More)
A 36-year-old man underwent an allogeneic BMT for acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Eighteen days later the patient developed sudden onset of painful, gross hematuria due to adenovirus type 11 infection that did not respond to conservative therapy. There was an increase in serum creatinine levels and delayed recovery of the platelet count, associated with(More)
A novel in vitro model of axonal injury using PC12 cells was designed to introduce traumatic alterations on neuronal processes and to identify mechanisms responsible for the formation of focal swellings by observation with phase-contrast and transmission electron microscopes. The injury on the processes was produced by one-dimensional, horizontal(More)
We encountered a case of acute gasoline intoxication at the scene of washing the inner wall of a petrol tank. The decedent was a 50-year-old male, who was the supervisor. Two young workers wearing mask respirators began to wash the inner wall of the gasoline tank under poor ventilation. About 1 h later, because one of the workers lost consciousness, the(More)
An autopsy was conducted on a male showing leather-like skin damage, revealing the cause of death to be an injury to the head. Thinner was found scattered around the scene of death, and stomach and intestine contents smelled strongly of solvent. Toxicological analysis was conducted to determine whether or not the solvent was of a lethal level. Using gas(More)
We report a patient who had abrupt onset of pure red cell aplasia (PRCA) induced by B19 parvovirus during allogeneic bone marrow transplantation (BMT). A 14-year-old girl with APL in complete remission was admitted in February 1988, for the purpose of BMT. She was received marrow from HLA identical sister on March 17, 1988 (day 0). She received 120 mg/kg(More)
Aconite is a well-known toxic-plant containing Aconitum alkaloids such as aconitines, benzoylaconines, and aconins. We describe here the distribution of Aconitum alkaloids detected by liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC/MS/MS) in three autopsy cases of suicide by aconite poisoning. Case 1: a male in his fifties had eaten aconite leaves. The(More)
We describe a 68-year-old Japanese male with hypoplastic acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) who achieved complete hematological reconstitution following granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) administration. The patient had pancytopenia and the bone marrow was hypocellular with 19 to 36% peroxidase-positive blasts without morphological abnormalities(More)