Junko Yamanaka

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BACKGROUND The aim of the JCCLSG AML 9805 Down study was to evaluate the effect of continuous and high-dose cytarabine combined chemotherapy on the survival outcome of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) with Down syndrome (DS). PROCEDURE From May 1998 to December 2006, DS patients with newly diagnosed AML were enrolled. Remission induction therapy consisted of(More)
Essential thrombocytosis was detected by chance in a 55-year-old patient with angina pectoris when cardiac catheterization was performed. The diagnosis of thrombocytosis (platelet count > 1,000000/mm3) was established by detailed investigations. This patient had stenosis of the coronary arteries and the right common iliac artery. About one month after(More)
The purpose of this article is to describe our technique for performing coronary artery bypass grafting without cardiopulmonary bypass and to demonstrate that this operation is safe and useful to the case of LV dysfunction. Between April 1988 and March 1994, 2 men and 1 woman aged 61 to 69 years (mean 65 years) with LV dysfunction (EF < or = 30%) underwent(More)
Efficacy of retrograde continuous cold blood cardioplegia (RCBC) during aortic valve replacement combined with coronary bypass grafting was studied. Forty patients underwent elective aortic valve replacement, either combined with coronary bypass grafting (7 patients: group I), or isolated (33 patients: group II) using RCBC between 1996 and 1999 were(More)
A 60-year-old diabetic women with acute inferior myocardial infarction was admitted to our hospital. An echocardiogram suggested a left ventricular false aneurysm. A left ventricular cineangiogram showed the communication between the left ventricle and the right ventricle through a false aneurysm. At operation one week after the infarction, the pericardial(More)
Composite graft replacement of the aortic root has become a routine procedure for annuloaortic ectasia (AAE) and aortic valve insufficiency (AR) with aortic dissection and the results have improved. We treated six cases of aortic root reconstruction using the Carrel patch method in 1998. The Top-Hat/Gelweave Composite graft fit together well and the(More)
Four Vietnamese infants who survived infection with Salmonella meningitis are reported. A female infant who experienced relapse recovered without complications and another had neurological sequellae. The remaining 2 infants survived without complications. The initial treatment was chloramphenicol and ceftriaxone, whereas a change of antibiotics to imipenem(More)
UNLABELLED We present a case of Kawasaki Disease (KD) that was refractory to plasma exchange (PE), but which finally responded to concurrent intravenous methylprednisolone pulse (IVMP) and PE treatment. To determine direct and indirect evidence for the efficacy of this combination therapy, we analyzed data of patients with refractory KD by review of the(More)