Toshiro Kumakawa

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To clarify the physiologic roles of granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) in infectious states in vivo, we examined the serum levels of G-CSF in patients with infection. Serum samples from 24 patients in the acute stage of infection (14 men and 10 women, age 65 to 101, without hematologic disorders), as well as samples from 32 age-matched normal(More)
We have already reported significant elevation of serum granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) in the acute phase of infection. In this study, we compared the responses to infection between patients with frequently repeated infection (repeaters) and others (non-repeaters). We examined the clinical data and serum G-CSF levels in 48 patients with acute(More)
We retrospectively analyzed 126 acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) patients aged > or =60 years who had all been referred to the same hematological department between 1989 and 1999. In 76 de novo AML cases, 53 patients (median age, 72 years) were treated with combination chemotherapy (CT) for remission induction. Complete remission (CR) rate was 57.1%. The(More)
A 72-year-old man was admitted for examination of dyspnea and pitting edema of the lower legs in July, 1996. His hemoglobin level was 6.9 g/dl, and myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) was revealed by bone marrow aspiration, and frequent transfusions were needed. His renal function rapidly deteriorated in the middle of August (BUN 45 mg/dl, Cr 4.8 mg/dl) and IgA(More)
Body-cavity-based lymphoma (BCBL) is a recently described subtype of human non-Hodgkin's lymphoma characterized by the localization of neoplastic cells exclusively in the body cavities. BCBL is found most commonly in AIDS patients, and is known to be highly associated with Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpes virus (KSHV). We describe here a case of BCBL that(More)
A 75-year-old woman was referred to us because of cough, high fever and skin erythema in April 1999. Malignant lymphoma (diffuse mixed cell type) was previously diagnosed in 1990 and she achieved complete remission after treatment with a series of CHOP regimen treatments. In 1998, multiple myeloma (IgG lambda type) was diagnosed and she was treated with a(More)
An 80-year-old man was admitted with bone pain, affecting both lower limbs and the dorsa of the feet, in September, 1991. Primary myelofibrosis was diagnosed. Bilateral x-ray films of the tibia, fibula, femur and vertebra revealed osteoporosis, but this was considered an unlikely source of the bone pain. The bone pain subsequently disappeared, but then(More)
An old woman had stroke at age 67. Cerebral CT scan disclosed the low-density lesion with high-density area in the left temporal lobe, but no empty delta sign in the superior sagittal sinus. Thereafter, she had sometimes panic attacks. At the age of 70, she was admitted because of loss of consciousness probably caused by the same attack. On admission, Brain(More)