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From 1988 to 1992, 1188 children (576 boys and 612 girls) three to 11 years old were studied using the Stasio-analyzer to clarify developmental change of upright postural sway. Developmental change in the contact surface area of the sole, the coefficient of variation for the contact surface area, total sway area, total sway path and position of the centre(More)
PURPOSE A novel therapeutic approach is urgently needed for BCR-ABL-positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). In this study, we assessed the efficacy and feasibility of chemotherapy combined with imatinib. PATIENTS AND METHODS A phase II study of imatinib-combined chemotherapy was conducted for newly diagnosed BCR-ABL-positive ALL in adults. Eighty(More)
Nilotinib is a second-generation BCR-ABL kinase inhibitor with improved potency and selectivity compared to imatinib. A Phase I/II dose-escalation study was designed to evaluate the efficacy, safety, and pharmacokinetics of nilotinib in Japanese patients with imatinib-resistant or -intolerant Philadelphia chromosome-positive (Ph+) chronic myelogenous(More)
We conducted a multi-institutional randomized study to determine whether high-dose daunorubicin would be as effective as standard-dose idarubicin in remission-induction therapy for newly diagnosed adult patients younger than 65 years of age with acute myeloid leukemia. Of 1064 patients registered, 1057 were evaluable. They were randomly assigned to receive(More)
PURPOSE To explore a more effective treatment for localized nasal natural killer (NK)/T-cell lymphoma, we conducted a phase I/II study of concurrent chemoradiotherapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS Treatments comprised concurrent radiotherapy (50 Gy) and 3 courses of dexamethasone, etoposide, ifosfamide, and carboplatin (DeVIC). Patients with a newly diagnosed(More)
A phase 1/2 study was conducted to assess the safety and efficacy of dasatinib in Japanese patients with chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) or Philadelphia chromosome-positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia (Ph(+) ALL) resistant or intolerant to imatinib. In phase 1, 18 patients with chronic phase (CP) CML were treated with dasatinib 50, 70, or 90 mg twice(More)
The clinical significance of minimal residual disease (MRD) is uncertain in patients with Philadelphia chromosome-positive acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (Ph+ ALL) treated with imatinib-combined chemotherapy. Here we report the results of prospective MRD monitoring in 100 adult patients. Three hundred and sixty-seven follow-up bone marrow samples, collected(More)
The phase I study of a new anthracycline, 4′-o-tetrahydropyranyl adriamycin, was performed. A dose limiting factor was leukopenia while thrombocytopenia was less frequent and a maximum tolerated dose was determined as 54 mg/m2. Mild gastrointestinal toxicities including anorexia, nausea and vomiting occurred in about half of the patients, while very minimal(More)
This study analysed the clinical outcome of salvage therapy consisting of aclarubicin (ACR) plus behenoyl cytarabine (BHAC) and prednisolone (PSL) for patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). ACR was administered at a dose of 13 mg/m2 per day for 14 days; BHAC, at 130 mg/m2 per day for 14 days; and PSL was administered orally at a dose of 60 mg/m2 per(More)