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Generally arachnoid cysts are congenital in origin and found over the cerebral convexity, in the major fissures, and in the folded portions of the brain wherever the arachnoid membrane extends. Including other central nervous system (CNS) cysts, the location of these cysts has implications as to their origin, for examples, intracerebral cysts generally are(More)
A 6-year-old boy was admitted to our hospital with a history of recurrent obstructive pneumonia and hemoptysis. A chest computed tomography (CT) showed atelectasis in the left lower lobe. Angiograpy, which was performed for the suspicion of pulmonary sequestration, showed no feeding artery and revealed bleeding from the bronchial artery in the left lower(More)
There is no established second-line treatment for steroid-resistant acute graft-versus-host disease (GVHD). We prospectively assessed the safety and efficacy of intra-arterial steroid infusions (IASIs) for steroid-resistant acute gastrointestinal (GI) GVHD and compared the outcomes with those of historical controls at our institution. Nineteen consecutive,(More)
Little research has been done on changes in serum ferritin (s-ferritin) levels and clinical implications following allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT). We retrospectively evaluated the correlation of s-ferritin levels after HCT with survival in 203 patients. The s-ferritin level was significantly elevated, with 75% of the patients showing(More)
To examine the diagnostic value of serum ferritin, the associated risk factors, and cytokine profiles of hemophagocytic syndrome (HPS) following allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (allo-HCT), we retrospectively analyzed data from patients undergoing allo-HCT between 2006 and 2012. Of 223 eligible patients, 18 patients developed HPS. A serum(More)
BACKGROUND Fluoroquinolones are widely used for antibacterial prophylaxis during neutropenia following hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). Nevertheless, data are inadequate as to whether fluoroquinolones decrease mortality rate compared with other antibiotics. METHODS We retrospectively compared the efficacy of antibacterial prophylaxis using(More)