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Subnanometer Pd clusters stabilized within micelles of random copolymers were formed by direct immobilization of Pd(0) via ligand exchange. The clusters were estimated to contain approximately seven Pd atoms on average (cluster diameter approximately 0.7 nm). Several Pd-containing micelle morphologies could be obtained by polymer cross-linking. These(More)
SUMMARY Retropharyngeal neuroblastoma is rare. We report a 3-month-old infant with retropharyngeal neuroblastoma presenting with airway compression, which had an unresectable localized tumor without N-myc amplification. He was promptly treated with chemotherapy, resulting in a dramatic resolution. Subsequently, he received no surgical intervention and is(More)
Multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa (MDRP) is a major problem among hospital-acquired infections. We had a one-month outbreak of this strain at a university hospital in Osaka, Japan, from May to June 2004. To determine the cause of the outbreak, we collected and analyzed epidemiological information about the patients from whom MDRP was isolated, and(More)
The prognosis of high-risk rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) with metastatic or recurrent disease remains poor. We report a 6-year-old girl who successfully underwent allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation against recurrent metastatic alveolar RMS. The disease recurred at distant lymph node metastasis with bone marrow involvement. After chemotherapy and(More)
High-risk neuroblastoma has a poor prognosis despite multimodal treatment including high-dose chemotherapy. A 7-year-old male with neuroblastoma received ex vivo-expanded donor CD4(+) T lymphocyte infusion (CD4(+) DLI) after recurrence in the bone marrow following allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation from his HLA-identical mother. The disease(More)
A 64-year-old male patient was admitted with respiratory failure, although chest X-rays revealed only mild bronchiolitis. Streptococcus pneumoniae, which usually presents as massive lobular pneumonia, was isolated from sputum, however, pan-pathogen screening using a next-generation sequencer also detected human metapneumovirus genome fragments.
Allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation is the only curative method for patients with familial hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (FHL). We present a case of a 3-month-old girl with Munc13-4 mutation (FHL3), who underwent bone marrow transplantation (BMT) from her human leukocyte antigen-haploidentical mother following reduced intensity(More)
An outbreak of Multi-Drug Resistance Pseudomonas aeruginosa (MDRP) infections occurred in intensive care unit (ICU) and emergency room (ER) between June and August 2007. Five patients who isolated MDRP in the outbreak of 2007 were all used bronchoscopes, thus, we suspected contamination of the bronchoscopes as the cause of outbreak. Although we did not(More)
We report a patient with severe invasive pulmonary fungal infection caused by Aspergilllus lentulus, which was identified by genetic analysis, following liver transplantation. The patient was initially suspected to have Aspergilllus fumigatus infection, but worsened clinically despite antifungal therapy appropriate for that species. The patient survived(More)
Syntheses of mesoporous zirconium-titanium phosphates (ZTP) are described under a wide range of synthetic parameters. The ZTP materials showed ordered mesophases whose pore walls are either amorphous or show a lack of correspondence between the structures of adjacent pores. However, the materials showed the reasonable thermal and hydrothermal stability,(More)