Masanori Shimoyama

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The following diagnostic criteria are proposed to classify four clinical subtypes of HTLV-1 associated adult T-cell leukaemia-lymphoma (ATL): (1) Smouldering type, 5% or more abnormal lymphocytes of T-cell nature in PB, normal lymphocyte level (less than 4 x 10(9)/l), no hypercalcaemia (corrected calcium level less than 2.74 mmol/l), lactate dehydrogenase(More)
PURPOSE Our previous phase II trial for treating human T-lymphotropic virus type I-associated adult T-cell leukemia-lymphoma (ATLL) with vincristine, cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, and prednisone (VCAP), doxorubicin, ranimustine, and prednisone (AMP), and vindesine, etoposide, carboplatin, and prednisone (VECP) showed promising results. To test the(More)
The effect of enhancing the dose intensity (DI) of the key drugs in multidrug combination chemotherapy for malignant lymphoma is uncertain. We investigated the survival benefit of dose-intensified multidrug combination chemotherapy for intermediate- or high-grade non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL). Patients without any prior chemotherapy were randomly assigned(More)
This study evaluated the clinical features of 276 patients with aggressive adult T-cell leukaemia-lymphoma (ATL) in 3 Japan Clinical Oncology Group (JCOG) trials. We assessed the long-term survivors who survived >5 years and constructed a prognostic index (PI), named the JCOG-PI, based on covariates obtained by Cox regression analysis. The median survival(More)
The regimen of cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, and prednisolone, known as CHOP therapy, has been established as the standard treatment for aggressive non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL). Although patients categorized as low (L) and low-intermediate (L-I) risk using the International Prognostic Index have favorable prognoses in Western countries, the(More)
BACKGROUND Hypotension during spinal anaesthesia for Caesarean delivery is a result of decreased vascular resistance due to sympathetic blockade and decreased cardiac output due to blood pooling in blocked areas of the body. Change in baseline peripheral vascular tone due to pregnancy may affect the degree of such hypotension. The perfusion index (PI)(More)
AIM The purpose of this multicenter cooperative study was to elucidate the clinical features of hepatitis B virus (HBV) reactivation by chemotherapeutic agents and the patient outcomes after HBV reactivation by a retrospective review of accumulated patients' medical records. METHODS Records of a total of 27 patients (hematological malignancy, 14 patients;(More)
Two autopsied cases of radiation induced gliosarcoma are presented in detail with a review of the literatures. Case 1 was that of a 36-year-old female who was found to have a metastatic choriocarcinoma in the right occipital lobe and received radiation therapy of 45 Gy. Four years later CT scan showed a new enhanced tumor in the cerebellum within the(More)
Cerebrovascular moyamoya disease is a chronic occlusive disease of unknown etiology, 90% of which are found among Japanese. At the 3rd International Symposium on Microsurgical Anastomosis held in 1976, Kikuchi and Kawasawa reported an preventing effect of STA-MCA bypass surgery for ischemic episode of this disease. Thereafter, they proposed a new operation(More)