Kazuhiro Ohnuma

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PURPOSE To describe various favorable courses of neuroblastoma (NBL) detected by mass screening and to present our observation program as a temporary treatment option, to be used until a final decision is made regarding the mass screening program for 6-month-old infants. PATIENTS AND METHODS Between October 1993 and November 1999, 26 of 51 patients with(More)
In order to detect early-stage left ventricular dysfunction, we examined a load-independent index, that is, the stress-velocity relation, by echocardiography in 13 patients with aplastic anemia including pure red cell anemia. Even when left ventricular contractility and pump function were within the normal range, its afterload had a tendency to increase in(More)
Umbilical cord-blood (CB) has been used as a source of hematopoietic stem cells in pediatric patients with sibling donors. As a result of the success with CB transplantation from sibling donors, pilot programs for the banking of unrelated donor CB were initiated in the organization of Kanagawa Cord Blood Bank, Japan in 1995. As of December 1997, unrelated(More)
We report a rare pediatric case of aggressive natural killer (NK) cell lymphoma, characterized by acute onset hepatosplenomegaly and respiratory distress, and infiltration by large granular lymphocytes with the phenotype of CD3-CD16-CD56+. The patient has remained in complete remission after short-pulse intensive chemotherapy, and myeloablative therapy(More)
We performed retrospective DNA typing of class I (A, B, Cw) and class II (DRB1, DQB1, DPB1) HLA alleles in 27 unrelated cord blood transplantation (CBT) cases donated from a single cord blood bank (Kanagawa Cord Blood Bank). The influence of HLA genotype matching on clinical outcome was evaluated. From Cox's model, we found that incompatibility of two or(More)
PURPOSE Intensive chemoradiotherapy followed by peripheral blood stem cell transplantation has been introduced to treat children with advanced neuroblastoma (NBL). Detection of NBL cells in peripheral blood (PB) is important to prevent reinfusion of NBL cells. Several immunologic methods have been proposed for detecting NBL cells in hematologic samples. The(More)
UNLABELLED Spermatogenic immunoglobulin superfamily (SgIGSF) is an intercellular adhesion molecule of the nectin-like family. While screening its tissue distribution, we found that it was expressed in fetal liver but not adult liver. In the present study, we examined which cells in developing and regenerating liver express SgIGSF via immunohistochemistry(More)
We report the case of a patient with fatal obstructive lung disease after an HLA-haploidentical sibling cord blood transplant (CBT), with severe acute GVHD. A 2-year-old girl developed expiratory air trapping gradually with acute and chronic GVHD after CBT for the treatment of ALL. Anti-CMV and immunosuppressive therapy were ineffective, and the patient(More)