Kazuyoshi Ishii

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A 33-years-old man was diagnosed as having undifferentiated carcinoma presenting with right neck lymphadenopathy in December 2000. He obtained complete remission (CR) following chemotherapy, radiation and lymphadenectomy on the right neck. He had multiple para-aorta lymphadenopathy and splenomegaly in December 2001. An open-abdominal lymph node biopsy was(More)
To the editor Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) frequently complicates hematologic malignancy and infections [1]. Coagulation abnormalities and thrombocytopenia are common in DIC, and the extent of hemostatic disorders appears to correlate with disease severity [2]. In particular, low platelet count is predictive of poor outcome [3, 4]. In DIC(More)
A 71-year-old Japanese woman who was seropositive for T-lymphotropic virus type-1 (HTLV-1) developed primary Burkitt lymphoma of the uterus. CT showed marked enlargement of the uterine body. Chromosomal abnormalities were detected in biopsied cells, and most showed the t (8; 14) (q24; q32) translocation. Fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) with a(More)
We retrospectively investigated clinical outcomes and prognostic factors of 131 patients with transplant-ineligible newly diagnosed multiple myeloma (NDMM) who received melphalan and prednisolone (MP) as first-line therapy from 2006 to 2013. Eighty-one patients received salvage therapies incorporating bortezomib, lenalidomide, and/or thalidomide. The(More)
Although stem cell transplantation (SCT) is being used for hematopoietic reconstitution following high-dose chemotherapy for malignancy, it involves certain serious transplant-related complications such as graft-versus-host disease (GVHD). Angiopoietins play important roles in angiogenesis. However, the role of angiopoietins after SCT is poorly understood.(More)
CHOP (cyclophosphamide, adriamycin, vincristine, and prednisolone) plus rituximab is a standard chemotherapy used to treat patients with aggressive B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma (B-NHL). However, among elderly patients, this regimen has not been completely satisfactory in its efficacy and safety. We report our clinical experience in 8 collaborative(More)
Although stem cell transplantation (SCT) is being used for hematopoietic reconstitution following high-dose chemotherapy for malignancy, it involves certain serious transplant-related complications such as graft-versus-host disease (GVHD). Tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL) plays important roles in regulating cell death,(More)
Stem cell transplantation (SCT) is being used for hematopoietic reconstitution following high-dose chemotherapy for malignancy. Some patients seem to have an imbalance of the immune response after SCT and cytokines are known to regulate this response. Recently, platelets have been shown to contain members of the chemokine family, suggesting a role of(More)
We conducted an electrophoretic analysis of monoclonal gamma-globulin found in the serum of a patient with splenic marginal-zone lymphoma. This monoclonal protein showed electrophoretic mobility to the gamma region and reacted with anti-immunoglobulin (IgG) antiserum but not with anti-kappa or anti-lambda light chain antisera. Sodium dodecyl(More)
The Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection is known to result in infectious mononucleosis, hemophagocytic syndrome, chronic active EBV infection, and lymphoma. Among them, hemophagocytic syndrome sometimes causes thrombocytopenia, which is often life threatening because of its hemorrhagic complications such as gastrointestinal bleeding and pulmonary alveolar(More)