Takeshi Suzue

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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)
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)
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 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)
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)
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)
We present two unrelated cases of partial trisomy for the short arm of chromosome 5, the first such cases reported in Japan. The features are characterized by hypertelorism, low set ears, arachnodactyly, laryngostenosis, hypotonia and some cerebral malformation. The characteristic facial expression and arachnodactyly are the key features used to diagnose(More)
To investigate the changes in temperatures in Okayama area compared with different levels of three urbanization areas such as Tsuyama, Tokyo areas and Hachijo island in Japan. in Japan was obtained from Japan Meteorological Agency. Changes in temperatures in 4 areas in Japan were analyzed and compared. By using data from 1943 to 2009, some parameters of(More)
We investigated the changes in temperatures in Takamatsu, Tadotsu and Osaka areas in Japan. Data of temperatures in Takamatsu (urban area: 1942-2009), Tadotsu (rural area: 1893-2009) and Osaka (metropolitan area: 1883-2009) areas around the Inland Sea in Japan was obtained from Japan Meteorological Agency. The changes in temperatures in three areas in Japan(More)
The link between high temperatures and ambulance transports in Takamatsu area, Japan was investigated. Monthly observations for ambulance transports (2004-2008) were obtained from Fire Department Service in Takamatsu. Data of temperatures in Takamatsu area, Japan (2004-2008) were used by Japan Meteorological Agency. Effect of high temperatures on ambulance(More)