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Objective of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of autologous cytokine induced killer (CIK) cells combined with IL-2 in treatment of elderly patients with myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS). Peripheral blood mononuclear cells were isolated from 6 elderly MDS patients and were stimulated by cytokines in vitro to form CIK cells. The(More)
Objective of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of autologous cytokine induced killer (CIK) cells combined with IL-2 in treatment of elderly patients with B-cell malignant lymphoma. Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMNC) were isolated from 9 elderly patients with B-cell malignant lymphoma, and then induced into CIK cells by IFN-γ,(More)
The elderly population is susceptible to haematological malignancies, and these elderly patients are intolerant to cytotoxic drugs. Therefore, the exploration of a safe and reliable strategy exclusive of chemotherapy is critical in improving the prognosis of elderly patients with haematological malignancies. We evaluated the safety and the efficacy of(More)
BACKGROUND AIMS Currently available treatment methods for advanced plasmacytoma include surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, immunomodulatory agents, hematopoietic stem cell transplantation and donor lymphocyte infusion. We report a case of advanced refractory multiple solitary plasmacytomas in a 68-year-old Asian man with multiple bone lesions, in whom(More)
Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP) is an autoimmune disease characterized by the production of antibodies against platelet surface antigens, resulting in platelet destruction. ITP is generally treated using glucocorticoids, splenectomy, immunosuppressants, platelet transfusions, and also rituxan and rituximab. However, as these treatments are not(More)
Acute tumor lysis syndrome (ATLS) is a recognized complication of the treatment of malignant lymphomas and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. However, there have been few reports of the occurrence of ATLS in patients treated with rituximab. This study reports 2 patients with high-grade diffuse large B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma who(More)
Novel Schmitt triggers based on multiple-input floating-gate MOS(FGMOS) transistors are presented. By using the control signal of multiple-input gate, the adjustable threshold voltages can be achieved conveniently. As the variable threshold voltage can be achieved easily in FGMOS circuit, all the proposed Schmitt triggers have considerable simpler(More)
An improved mean shift method for object tracking based on nonparametric clustering and adaptive bandwidth is presented in this paper. Based on partitioning the color space of a tracked object by using a modified nonparametric clustering, an appearance model of the tracked object is built. It captures both the color information and spatial layout of the(More)
Dear Editor, The myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) are clonal hematopoietic stem cell diseases that are characterized by cytopenia, dysplasia in one or more of the major myeloid cell lines, and a tendency to transform into acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Approximately, one third of MDS patients will undergo transformation into AML, which is resistant to(More)
BACKGROUND We retrospectively evaluated the efficacy and safety of individualized liposomal doxorubicin-based treatment in elderly patients with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and poor general health. PATIENTS AND METHODS 22 patients (median age 83.5 years) were treated with liposomal doxorubicin combined with CHOP-based chemotherapy (cyclophosphamide,(More)