Takeo Kumura

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Hirudin, an extract from the leech, has powerful antithrombin activity affecting the blood coagulation pathway. We evaluated the usefulness of hirudin in anticoagulating specimens for routine laboratory tests. Results using blood anticoagulated with hirudin corresponded well with results with blood treated with ethylenediamine tetraacetic acid (EDTA) in the(More)
Allogeneic bone marrow transplantation (BMT) after high-dose, marrow-ablative chemoradiotherapy has been established as the treatment of choice for various hematologic, neoplastic, and congenital disorders. The most common type of marrow graft is an allogeneic one from a sibling donor who has compatible human leukocyte antigen (HLA). Only 30% of patients(More)
A 71-year-old Japanese male with myelodysplastic syndrome progressing to overt leukaemia and hepatocellular carcinoma developed dyspnea and urticaria immediately after infusion of platelet concentrate (PC). He exhibited an identical reaction following blood transfusion. Serum haptoglobin was undetectable. The patient was determined to be homozygous for(More)
We report a case in which chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) developed after postoperative adjuvant S-1 therapy for rectal cancer. A 56-year-old man was diagnosed with rectal adenocarcinoma, which was treated with abdominoperineal resection followed by a year of adjuvant S-1 therapy. At 39 postoperative months, he was diagnosed with CML. Although it remains(More)
The urinary trypsin inhibitor (UTI) levels in the urine of patients with various haematological malignancies were determined, using automated latex agglutination immunoturbidimetry. The mean UTI levels in urine in acute non-lymphocytic leukaemia, myelodysplastic syndrome, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, and multiple myeloma groups were significantly elevated,(More)
Here we report a case of a 59-year-old man who developed neutropenic enterocolitis(NE)after autologous peripheral blood stem cell transplantation for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in his second complete remission.Four days after transplantation, the patient suffered from diarrhea, abdominal pain, fever, and paralytic ileus.Abdominal computerized tomography scan(More)
A 73-year-old male was admitted in January 1999 with hyperimmunoglobulinemia with a serum IgG level of 6530 mg/dl, bilateral eyelid tumors, bilateral submandibular swelling, and swelling of the superficial lymph nodes. A left submandibular gland biopsy showed severe chronic sialoadenitis with fibrosis. A left cervical lymph node biopsy showed invasion by(More)