Masayo Ohama

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Platelet transfusion is usually recommended in case of invasive procedures. Prophylactic platelet transfusion is indicated for patients with a platelet count of <50 10/L [1,2]. Patients with thrombocytopenic disorders require preprocedural platelet transfusion before undergoing central vein catheterization. However, despite prior platelet transfusion, even(More)
Okinawa Prefecture, located in the subtropics, is an area of endemic adult T-cell leukemia-lymphoma (ATL) in Japan. We retrospectively analyzed 659 patients with aggressive ATL in seven institutions in Okinawa between 2002 and 2011. The median patient age was 68 years. More patients were aged ≥90 years (2.6 %), in this study, than in a nationwide survey (<1(More)
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