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BACKGROUND The onset of invasive aspergillosis (IA) after allogeneic haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is bimodal. However, IA early after HSCT has become less frequent due to the shortened neutropenic period, and the clinical significance of empirical treatment for aspergillosis based on persistent febrile neutropenia (FN) became less clear.(More)
OBJECTIVES Although Aspergillus galactomannan (GM) antigen detection is widely applied in the diagnosis of invasive aspergillosis (IA), false-positive reactions with fungus-derived antibiotics, other fungal genera or the passage of dietary GM through injured mucosa are a matter of concern. The aim of this study was to investigate the cumulative incidence(More)
OBJECTIVE To report the successful treatment of a patient with lymphomatoid granulomatosis (LYG), a rare Epstein-Barr virus-positive lymphoproliferative disorder, using rituximab (anti-CD20 monoclonal antibody). The prognosis for LYG has been reported to be poor, and no satisfactory treatment has been established. Because central nervous system (CNS)(More)
OBJECTIVES We investigated the pharmacokinetics of ganciclovir in 12 haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) recipients to evaluate the validity of a 50% reduction in the ganciclovir dosage for mild renal impairment. PATIENTS AND METHODS Ganciclovir at 5 mg/kg/day was pre-emptively infused in patients with estimated CL(CR) > or = 70 mL/min (Group(More)
A new marine sediment certified reference material, NMIJ CRM 7306-a, for butyltin and phenyltin analysis has been prepared and certified by the National Metrological Institute of Japan at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (NMIJ/AIST). Candidate sediment material was collected at a bay near industrial activity in Japan.(More)
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