Jun Kuyama

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To evaluate the relationship between PET using 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) and pathological findings and to compare indices obtained by FDG-PET, FDG-PET was performed in 23 patients with untreated malignant lymphoma. Three indices obtained by FDG-PET, tumor-to-normal contrast ratio (TCR), distribution absorption ratio (DAR), k1k2/(k2 + k3), correlated with(More)
T cell subsets of peripheral lymphocytes were studied using monoclonal antibodies (OKT3, OKT4, OKT8) and immunoglobulin (IgG, IgM, IgA) synthesis in vitro by peripheral mononuclear cells stimulated with pokeweed mitogen was studied in adult patients with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura before and after high-dose intravenous intact gamma(gamma-)globulin(More)
We describe a 69-year-old man with refractory relapsing thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) successfully treated with rituximab. The patient had once been successfully treated with plasmapheresis and vincristine, but he had relapsed after a short period. Although plasmapheresis, vincristine, and splenectomy could not achieve a consistent elevation of(More)
Neoplastic cells of 18 patients with multiple myeloma were studied using a panel of 6 monoclonal antibodies to B cells and monospecific antisera against the light chain types of immunoglobulin. OKT10 bound to the myeloma cells of all the patients, although only a small percentage of the cells reacted in 3 instances. Monoclonal sIg was present in 5 patients.(More)
Two distinct cell lines (OPM-1 and OPM-2) were established from the peripheral blood of a 56-year-old female myeloma patient at the stage of terminal leukemic evolution associated with loss of cytoplasmic immunoglobulin heavy chain (G lambda----lambda). The lines grew in suspension with a doubling time of 36-42 hr and 30-36 hr, respectively. EBNA was absent(More)
Although malignant lymphoma of the breast is a rare disease, we recently experienced a high incidence of central nervous system (CNS) involvement. Thus, we retrospectively reviewed clinical records of 921 patients with breast tumors, treated from 1990 to 2002, to examine CNS involvement. Eight patients were found to have malignant lymphomas during this(More)
Twenty-one patients with untreated malignant lymphoma in the head and neck region were evaluated with positron emission tomography (PET) using fluorine-18-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) and gallium-67 SPECT imaging. Tumor-to-normal soft-tissue contrast ratios (TCRs) obtained 60 min after injection of FDG were higher than 2.6, and all malignant lymphomas were(More)
In this study, we examined the use of 111In-labelled platelet imaging to predict the outcome of partial splenic embolization (PSE) in patients with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP). Thirty-eight patients with a clinical diagnosis of ITP underwent 111In-labelled platelet scintigraphy. Twenty-four patients with intractable ITP underwent PSE after(More)
Tubuloreticular inclusions (TRI) were induced in normal blood lymphocytes after incubation with Staphylococcus aureus Cowan 1 (STA), but they were not induced by pokeweed mitogen (PWM), as we reported previously. TRI were also induced in Raji cells when grown in the medium of STA culture. Alpha-interferon (alpha IFN) was detected only in the medium of STA(More)