Shyh-Jer Lin

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UNLABELLED Fatal hepatitis B virus (HBV) reactivation in lymphoma patients with "resolved" HBV infection (hepatitis B surface antigen [HBsAg] negative and hepatitis B core antibody [anti-HBc] positive) can occur, but the true incidence and severity remain unclear. From June 2009 to December 2011, 150 newly diagnosed lymphoma patients with resolved HBV(More)
Nonsecretory myeloma, which comprises 1-5% of all myelomas, is a variant of plasma cell myeloma. It is defined as symptomatic myeloma without detectable monoclonal immunoglobulin levels on serum or urine immunofixation electrophoresis. Here, we report two cases of nonsecretory plasma cell myeloma that manifested as multi-foci periosseous plasmacytomas. Due(More)
BACKGROUND Besides International Prognostic Index, many parameters have proven prognostic significance in aggressive lymphoma. However, the most appropriate system of risk stratification in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is not yet clear. In this study, we attempt to clarify the prognostic value of platelet count at the onset of lymphoma. MATERIALS(More)
Natural killer (NK) cells have the capacity to target tumors and are ideal candidates for immunotherapy. Viral vectors have been used to genetically modify in vitro expanded NK cells to express chimeric antigen receptors (CARs), which confer cytotoxicity against tumors. However, use of viral transduction methods raises the safety concern of viral(More)
Good's syndrome, also known as thymoma with combined immunodeficiency, is rare. The immunodeficiency may precede, arise concurrently with or follow the diagnosis of thymoma. In addition to myasthenia gravis and Good's syndrome, paraneoplastic syndromes associated with thymoma can also be manifested with hematological disorders, such as pure red cell(More)
Primary lymphoma of the cerebellopontine angle (CPA) is rare in the central nervous system. To our knowledge, there have only been 14 cases reported worldwide so far. Here, we report our findings in a 57-year-old man, who presented with bilateral sudden hearing loss followed by left facial palsy within 1 month. Radiologic study and magnetic resonance(More)
Dear Editor, Types A and B Niemann–Pick disease (NPD; MIM #257200 and #607616) are autosomal recessive disorders caused by deficiency of lysosomal acid sphingomyelinase (ASM; E.C. and the resultant intracellular accumulation of sphingomyelin and other lipids [1]. Clinically, patients with type A NPD present with organomegaly and failure to thrive(More)
BACKGROUND The treatment policy and disease process of mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphomas are different from those of other gastrointestinal lymphomas. Chemotherapy has replaced curative surgery as the treatment of choice in gastric lymphomas but the optimal frontline treatment of intestinal lymphomas has yet to be defined. Hence, we(More)
A 69-year–old man with a history of coronary artery disease, 6 months after percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty and stent insertion over the left anterior descending artery, was referred for thallium-201 myocardial perfusion scintigraphy because of ongoing symptoms of chest tightness and intermittent chest pain. This patient is an ex-smoker and(More)
Primary cardiac tumors are rare, with an incidence of 0.056% according to autopsy reports. The most common type is myxoma, while other types, including sarcoma, lipoma, papillary fibroelastoma, rhabdomyoma, fibroma, hemangioma, teratoma, lymphoma and mesothelioma also occur. Primary cardiac tumors usually cause embolization, pericardial effusion and(More)