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Flow cytometry (FC) is widely utilized in the diagnosis of lymphoma and the light chain ratio (LCR) is especially useful in the diagnosis of B-cell malignancy. In this study we analysed, retrospectively, the predictive value of the LCR in the diagnosis of B-cell lymphoma in 105 consecutive patients with persistent lymph node enlargement or extranodal masses(More)
BACKGROUND Fluconazole is used widely for fungal prophylaxis. Although studies with bone marrow transplantation (BMT) recipients clearly showed the usefulness of oral fluconazole, results of the studies in neutropenic patients other than BMT recipients have been inconsistent. Therefore, the authors performed a meta-analysis to evaluate the efficacy of(More)
We studied clinical features and pathologic findings in 52 consecutively autopsied patients with multiple myeloma in our center between 1979 and 1998. Distant extraosseous involvement was found in 33 patients (63.5%). Thirty-one patients (59.6%) were proven to have infection at autopsy, among which pneumonia was most common site of infection. Amyloidosis(More)
[reaction: see text]. In contrast to the Pd(0)-catalyzed mechanism by Uemura, Mizoroki-Heck type reaction of boronic acids is found to proceed under a Pd(II)-mediated pathway using a catalytic amount of Pd(OAc)2 in the presence of Cu(OAc)2 as an oxidant. Treatment of a variety of alkenes with boronic acids, boronates, and sodium tetraphenylborate furnishes(More)
BACKGROUND Although many studies have been performed to evaluate the prognostic significance of CD34 expression in acute myeloid leukemia (AML), the findings have been inconsistent. In this study, the authors reviewed such previous studies to establish a definite conclusion. METHODS Using MEDLINE, the authors identified studies that evaluated the(More)
We evaluated possible prognostic factors just before salvage therapy with vincristine, doxorubicin, and dexamethasone (VAD) for 36 patients with refractory multiple myeloma. The median duration from diagnosis to the first VAD salvage was 14 months (range 2-76 months). Among parameters that have been shown to be associated with poor survival, a high serum(More)
Cyclophosphamide (CPA) is widely used for peripheral blood stem cell mobilization, and a dose adjustment of CPA in the presence of renal failure has not been suggested. However, we describe a myeloma patient with renal failure (serum creatinine 4.2 mg/dl, creatinine clearance 11.2 ml/min) receiving CPA 2 g/m2 for 2 days, who developed unexpectedly severe(More)
Oral complications occur frequently after bone marrow transplantation (BMT). Some of them are caused by regimen-related toxicity of the preparative regimen, and others by infections. In addition, oral tissues are targets of graft-versus-host disease (GVHD). Oral granulomatous lesions are not a common complication after BMT, and are especially rare on the(More)
The range of survival duration in myeloma patients is wide and several percent of patients live longer than 10 years. Therefore, a precise prediction of survival for the individual patient is required to decide treatment. We evaluated possible prognostic factors at diagnosis for 116 Japanese patients with multiple myeloma. Twelve parameters reported to(More)