Yataro Yoshida

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To gain more insight into the understanding of myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) as they occur in Thailand, a retrospective clinicopathologic analysis was conducted in patients (age > 15 years) diagnosed as MDS from January 1992 to December 1996 at the five major medical centers in various geographic regions of the country. The central reviewers independently(More)
A 73-year-old man presented with lymphadenopathy, hepatosplenomegaly, and a variety of hematological and immunological abnormalities. The bone marrow was replaced by polymorphic cellular infiltrates containing aggregates of CD10(+) T-cells. Circulating lymphoplasmacytic/immunoblastic cells showed an early plasma cell immunophenotype on flow cytometric(More)
We describe an 89-year-old woman who presented with prominent plasmacytosis mimicking plasma cell leukemia. The apparent serum M-protein level of > 7 g/dL of gamma mobility was revealed to be a polyclonal increase of immunoglobulins. The plasma cells in the peripheral blood expressed polyclonal surface/cytoplasmic immunoglobulins as well as CD19, CD30,(More)
Knowledge of the blast phenotype in myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) would be valuable, as in other malignancies, but remains sparse. This is mainly because MDS blasts are a minor population in clinical samples, making analysis difficult. Thus, for this blast phenotype study, we prepared blast-rich specimens (using a new density centrifugation reagent for(More)
Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) are malignant disorders of hematopoietic cells. For many neoplasms, immunophenotype data of the neoplastic cells provide valuable information in clinical practice. However, the clinical values of immunophenotype data have not yet been firmly established for MDS. Since MDS blasts are not predominant in the bone marrow and(More)
X-linked sideroblastic anemia (XLSA) is a rare hereditary disorder that typically manifests in males as microcytic anemia. Here, we report a family with XLSA that affects females and manifests as macrocytic anemia. The proband was a Japanese woman harboring a heterozygous mutation c.679C>T in the ALAS2 gene. This mutation causes the amino acid substitution(More)
The hemostatic alterations underlying the occasional bleeding diathesis associated with cardiopulmonary bypass surgery have been defined in 31 selected patients by simultaneously measuring the serial changes in concentration. function and kinetics of platelets. coagulation factors. and fibrinolytic components. The effects of uncomplicated bypass surgery(More)
Although immunosuppressive therapy using antithymocyte globulin or cyclosporine A (CSA) is effective in selected patients with low-risk myelodysplastic syndrome, the response rates reported so far are inconsistent, and the indication of immunosuppressive therapy for myelodysplastic syndrome has not been clearly defined. We treated 20 myelodysplastic(More)
We report on 2 successful pregnancies in a young woman who has essential thrombocythemia. The platelet count remained well controlled with interferon-alfa administration together with acetylsalicylic acid in each pregnancy. The present case and the published series suggest that close monitoring of the platelet count is crucial and that interferon may be the(More)