Kazuya Ishiwata

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Delayed engraftment or graft failure is one of the major complications after cord blood transplantation (CBT). To investigate factors impacting engraftment, we conducted a retrospective analysis of adult patients who underwent reduced-intensity CBT at our institute, in which preparative regimens mainly consisted of fludarabine, melphalan, and total body(More)
Umbilical cord blood transplantation (CBT) is widely accepted, but one critical issue for adult patients is a low engraftment rate, of which one cause is haemophagocytic syndrome (HPS). We aimed to identify the contribution of HPS to engraftment failure after CBT, following preparative regimens containing fludarabine phosphate, in 119 patients (median age,(More)
We retrospectively analyzed 12 consecutive adult severe aplastic anemia patients who received unrelated umbilical cord blood transplantation after a reduced-intensity conditioning regimen (RI-UCBT). The conditioning regimen consisted of 125 mg/m² fludarabine, 80 mg/m² melphalan, and 4 Gy of total body irradiation. The median infused total nucleated cell(More)
Although allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation has recently been applied to patients with myelofibrosis with reproducible engraftment and resolution of marrow fibrosis, no data describe the outcomes of umbilical cord blood transplantation. We describe 14 patients with primary (n = 1) and secondary myelofibrosis (n = 13) who underwent(More)
The simultaneous speciation of selenium and sulfur in selenized odorless garlic (Allium sativum L. Shiro) and a weakly odorous Allium plant, shallot (Allium ascalonicum), was performed by means of a hyphenated technique, a HPLC coupled with an inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (HPLC-ICP-MS) equipped with an octopole reaction system (ORS). The(More)
Prulifloxacin is a prodrug-type new quinolone. The purpose of this study is to clarify the mechanism of biliary excretion and brain distribution of its active metabolite, UFX. UFX was efficiently excreted into the bile in rats, with its concentration in the bile being 30-60 times higher than that in plasma. The in vivo disposition study revealed that(More)
BACKGROUND The optimal graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) prophylaxis after umbilical cord blood transplantation has not been established. Our previous observation using single calcineurin inhibitors revealed a high incidence and severity of early immune-mediated complications, especially for older patients or those with poor performance status. METHODS We(More)
The impact of anti-HLA antibodies, except for donor-specific anti-HLA-A, -B, -DRB1 antibodies, on engraftment was retrospectively evaluated in 175 single cord blood transplantations (CBT). Patients and donors had been typed at HLA-A, -B, and -DRB1 antigens, and anti-HLA antibodies had been screened before transplantation to avoid the use of cord blood (CB)(More)
The cellular distribution of 4-borono-2-[18F]fluoro-L-phenylalanine ([18F]FBPA, an analog of p-boronophenylaline), a potential agent for boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT), and [6-3H]thymidine ([3H]Thd, a DNA precursor) in murine two B16 melanoma sublines and FM3A mammary carcinoma was studied in vivo using double-tracer microautoradiography. Tumour(More)
Despite the recent introduction of a new class of anti-Aspergillus agents, no standard regimen for the prevention of invasive fungal disease (IFD) following allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation has been shown to be superior to fluconazole. The present prospective, single-arm study investigated the feasibility of voriconazole (VOR)(More)