Muneo Okamoto

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BACKGROUND/AIMS Secondary hemophagocytic syndrome (hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis, HLH) follows viral infection, malignant disorders, and autoimmune disease. Criteria for HLH diagnosis, which were proposed in 2004, include hypertriglyceridemia. However, some studies reported the absence of hypertriglyceridemia in patients with secondary HLH, differing(More)
Pure white cell aplasia (PWCA) is a rare hematologic disorder characterized by agranulocytosis, a lack of virtually all neutrophil-lineage cells (from neutrophils to myeloblasts) in the bone marrow, and normal erythropoiesis and megakaryocy-topoiesis. We report the first case of PWCA that developed in a patient with primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC). An(More)
Objective In hematological malignancy patients, the complication of acute respiratory failure often reaches a degree of severity that necessitates mechanical ventilation. The objective of the present study was to investigate the therapeutic outcomes of mechanical ventilation in hematological malignancy patients with respiratory failure and to analyze the(More)
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