Masafumi Fukaya

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The emergence of oligoclonal bands (OB) has been reported in patients with multiple myeloma (MM) after stem cell transplantation (SCT) or successful chemotherapy. However, their clinical relevance remains unclear. We reviewed the clinical records of MM patients from January 2006 to May 2014. Treatment response was evaluated by International Working Group(More)
BACKGROUND The number of patients with atopic dermatitis who refuse to use topical corticosteroids because of personal fears seems to be increasing. However, studies on this subject are scarce. Consequently, we have investigated this issue further. METHODS A cross-sectional study based on a questionnaire. Between September 1998 and January 1999, a(More)
Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation carries nutrition-related risks. Therefore, nutritional therapy needs to be initiated before transplantation even takes place. We assessed nutritional risk among patients who underwent allogeneic stem cell transplantation. We assessed nutrient supply (calorie supply and protein supply) by chart review. Assessments(More)
For the purpose of searching for the factors for improvement in cutaneous lesions of atopic dermatitis, we evaluated two factors, namely, change in the housing environment and withdrawal of corticosteroid in a group of patients whose clinical course had been observed for more than one year. The condition of illness was judged by a combination of VAS scoring(More)
A case of interstitial pneumonia accompanying SLE (lupus pneumonia) was reported. Shortness of breath in this patient was aggravating very rapidly even during methyl prednisolone pulse therapy, but the patient was relieved from this symptom soon after double filtration plasma exchange was carried out. We concluded that some cases which are resistant to(More)
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