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OBJECTIVE Invasive Trichosporon infection has been increasingly recognized in patients with hematologic malignancies. Our study aims to clarify the clinical characteristics of this disease and factors influencing patient prognosis. PATIENTS AND METHODS We retrospectively analyzed 33 cases of Trichosporon fungemia (TF) in patients with hematologic(More)
The International Committee for Standardization in Hematology recommended three methods for calculating objectively the mean platelet survival time, ie, weighted mean of linear estimate and logarithmic estimate, truncated exponential model, and gamma model. For determining which method is better, data of the survival study were fitted to each of three(More)
  • T Tsukada
  • 1978
The effects of heart rate and l-isoproterenol on the functional refractory period (FRP) of the atrioventricular (AV) node were analyzed in anesthetized dog. A rectangular hyperbola was adopted to express the relationship between the AV conduction time of the premature beats and the atrial coupling intervals. FRP was shown to be expressed as FRP = E + 2(More)
Serum levels of lipids and lipoproteins were examined in individuals with hyperlipidemia treated with atorvastatin or colestimide and in healthy volunteers. Modified low-density lipoprotein (LDL) was measured by its faster electrophoretic mobility and expressed as charge modification frequency (CMF). Serum levels of total cholesterol (t-chol), triglyceride(More)
Clinical significance of platelet volume indices (Platelet distribution width: PDW, Mean platelet volume: MPV, Platelet large cell ratio: P-LCR) estimated by automated blood cell analyzer (Sysmex NE-8000) was studied in 29 ITP cases and 17 cases with platelet hypoproduction which diagnosis was established by platelet kinetic study, megakaryocyte counts and(More)
A 77-year-old woman with primary esophageal non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in clinical stage IEA (Ann Arbor Classification) developed pain and difficulty in swallowing. An upper gastro intestinal examination revealed a submucosal tumor from the upper to the middle portion of the esophagus. Histopathological examination at endoscopic biopsy with endoscopic partial(More)
All-trans retinoic acid (ATRA) is the drug of choice for the treatment of acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL). In general, ATRA is well tolerated, but it does have side effects, the most severe of which is ATRA syndrome. We report the case of a young patient with APL treated with ATRA for induction and maintenance therapy who then developed avascular(More)
Distribution and normal value of 23 blood cell parameters in healthy 2509 males and 1658 females (20-69 year of age) who are the visitors of our health examination clinic or workers of the hospital were studied. These parameters were obtained by automated cell analyzer (Sysmex NE-8000, Toa Med. Electronics). Distribution pattern and normal range of 23(More)