Takeshi Suzue

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The safety and efficacy of harvesting peripheral blood hematopoietic stem cells (PBSC) were evaluated in 38 children weighing 20 kg or less, with the smallest patient weighing 7 kg. The patients had a median age of 42 months and included 26 children with acute leukemias or lymphoma and 12 with various solid tumors. A total of 81 aphereses were performed,(More)
Peripheral blood stem cells (PBSC) were collected for autotransplantation by a total of 46 continuous-flow leukaphereses in 17 children with various types of cancer in whom the stem-cell pool had been expanded by chemotherapy. As the cells collected by leukapheresis were contaminated with many visible cell clumps, platelets, and erythrocytes, they were(More)
To evaluate the safety of cryopreserved and thawed peripheral blood stem cell (PBSC) autografts in children with active cancer, a toxicity assessment was made of 54 PBSC transfusions to 52 children (aged 1-16 years; median, 9 years). Patients were conditioned with high-dose chemotherapy without total body irradiation. The volume of PBSCs transfused varied(More)
Although there is a growing body of information available regarding restoration of hematopoiesis with peripheral blood stem cell (PBSC) autografts, few studies have explored this procedure using allografts. In this study with healthy donors, we investigated the feasibility of a protocol for mobilizing PBSC using recombinant human granulocyte(More)
We assessed recovery of the immune system in 41 children who underwent high-dose chemotherapy (without total body irradiation) and autologous peripheral blood stem cell transplantation (PBSCT) for acute leukemias or non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. The analysis was in two parts. Firstly, we performed serial monitoring of regenerating subsets and blastogenesis of(More)
The experiment was performed in an attempt to seek a suitable indicator of allogeneic transplantation using cord blood cells. The number of colony-forming cells (CFC) recovered after 5 weeks of culture represents that of primitive progenitors present in the initiating cell population. In this study of nine children who underwent autologous peripheral blood(More)
The effects of progenitor cell dose on the recovery kinetics of hematopoiesis were assessed in 34 children who underwent marrow-ablative chemotherapy with peripheral blood stem cell (PBSC) autografting. One patient was not engrafted, probably because of a low dose of reinfused cells. In 25 patients whose PBSCs were harvested after intensive chemotherapy(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the new Japanese School Absentees Reporting System for Infectious Disease (SARSID) for pandemic influenza A/H1N1 2009 infection in comparison with the National epidemiological Surveillance of Infectious Disease (NESID). METHODS We used data of 53,223 students (97.7%) in Takamatsu city Japan. Data regarding school absentees in SARSID(More)
The stimulatory effect of interferon-gamma (IFN-gamma) on human early hematopoiesis was investigated using CD34+ cells that were purified from peripheral blood as a target. In the presence of human interleukin 3 (IL-3) and stem cell factor (SCF), the growth of colony forming units for granulocyte/macrophage (CFU-GM) in serum-free methylcellulose culture was(More)
OBJECTIVES Healthy Japan 21 (Japanese National Health Promotion in the 21st Century) was started in 2000 to promote extension of healthy life expectancy and improve health-related quality of life (HRQOL). The present study aims to describe HRQOL of Japanese subjects using the EuroQol questionnaire (EQ-5D) and investigate the influence of social background,(More)