Takahiko Nakane

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BACKGROUND Recently, maintaining higher relative dose intensity (RDI) of chemotherapeutic drugs has become a widespread practice in an attempt to achieve better outcomes in the treatment of aggressive lymphoma. The addition of rituximab to chemotherapy regimens has significantly improved outcome in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBL). However, it is(More)
Achievement of complete molecular response in patients with chronic phase chronic myeloid leukemia has been recognized as an important milestone in therapy cessation and treatment-free remission; the identification of predictors of complete molecular response in these patients is, therefore, important. This study evaluated complete molecular response rates(More)
We report the case of a 39-year-old male patient who died of severe BK virus (BKV) pneumonia 168 days after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) for acute lymphoblastic leukemia. After suffering from BKV-associated late-onset hemorrhagic cystitis (HC) with long-term sustained BKV viremia, he died of rapidly progressive pneumonia. On autopsy,(More)
A 22-year-old male with Ph-positive chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) was started on treatment with imatinib. After 12 months of therapy, he achieved a complete cytogenetic response (CCyR). Although the CCyR persisted in his bone marrow, he developed an isolated CML blast crisis in his central nervous system (CNS) after 29 months of therapy. He underwent(More)
Nonmyeloablative, human leukocyte antigen (HLA) haploidentical, T-cell-replete bone marrow transplantation followed by high-dose posttransplantation cyclophosphamide (PT/Cy) has recently been developed. This transplantation milieu has resulted in favorable outcomes with low transplantation-related mortality, owing to a low incidence of graft-versus-host(More)
We conducted an open-label, randomized study to evaluate the clinical efficacy of cefozopran, meropenem or imipenem-cilastatin using cefepime as a control in febrile neutropenia (FN) patients. Three hundred and seventy-six patients received cefepime, cefozopran, meropenem or imipenem-cilastatinas initial therapy for FN. The primary endpoint was the(More)
BACKGROUND There are three distinct types of doxorubicin-induced cardiotoxicity (acute, chronic, and late-onset). Although previous studies with animal models suggest that angiotensin II plays a key role in the process of the doxorubicin-induced cardiotoxicity, there has been no such observation in humans. This randomized study investigated whether(More)
Systemic corticosteroid therapy is recommended as a first-line treatment for acute graft-versus-host disease (GVHD). We performed a retrospective study to identify the factors affecting the response of grade II to IV acute GVHD to systemic corticosteroid therapy using the Japanese national registry data for patients who received first allogeneic(More)
BACKGROUND There has been insufficient examination of the factors affecting long-term survival of more than 5 years in patients with leukemia that is not in remission at transplantation. METHOD We retrospectively analyzed leukemia not in remission at allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (allo-HCT) performed at our institution between January 1999(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)