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AIMS Psychiatric comorbidity and mental instability seem to be important unfavorable prognostic factors for long-term psychosocial adjustment in gender identity disorder (GID). However, psychiatric comorbidity in patients with GID has rarely been assessed. In this study, we investigated the psychiatric comorbidity and life events of patients with GID in(More)
The aim of this study was to examine the clinical characteristics of patients with gender identity disorder (GID) at a GID clinic in Japan. A total of 603 consecutive patients were evaluated at the GID clinic using clinical information and results of physical and neurological examinations. Using DSM-IV criteria, 579 patients (96.0%) were diagnosed with GID.(More)
We describe a patient with natural killer (NK)/T cell lymphoma who relapsed after autologous peripheral blood stem cell transplantation (auto-PBSCT) and was successfully treated with Escherichia coli (E. coli) and Erwinia L-asparaginase. A 38-year-old male patient with ulcerated tumor at the left thigh was diagnosed as having nasal type NK/T cell lymphoma(More)
The normal counterparts of peripheral T-cell lymphoma, not otherwise specified (PTCL-NOS) have not been accurately identified. We immunohistochemically analyzed 10 PTCL-NOS cases to examine the expression of the master regulators of T-cell differentiation and of surface antigens, including chemokine receptors. All cases were positive for the master(More)
OBJECTIVE The accumulating evidence suggests that school refusal behavior is associated with severe negative outcomes. However, previous research has not addressed school refusal by patients with gender identity disorder (GID). In this study, we tried to clarify the prevalence of school refusal among GID patients and the relationship of school refusal to(More)
BACKGROUND Primary lymphomatous effusion is a rare lymphoma that arises in the body cavity and has a peculiar proliferative form, lacking a tumor. This primary lymphomatous effusion includes human herpes virus 8 (HHV8)-related primary effusion lymphoma (PEL) and HHV8-unrelated PEL-like lymphoma. We attempted to clarify the nature of the primary lymphomatous(More)
Multiple myeloma is a cytogenetically/molecularly heterogeneous hematologic malignancy that remains mostly incurable, and the identification of a universal and relevant therapeutic target molecule is essential for the further development of therapeutic strategy. Herein, we identified that 3-phosphoinositide-dependent protein kinase 1 (PDPK1), a serine(More)
The effect of ABT-737, a BH3-mimicking inhibitor for anti-apoptotic Bcl-2 and Bcl-X(L), but not Mcl-1, against Bcr-Abl-positive (Bcr-Abl(+)) leukaemic cells was examined. ABT-737 potently induced apoptosis in Bcr-Abl(+) chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML) cell lines and primary CML samples in vitro and prolonged the survival of mice xenografted with BV173(More)
Although bendamustine plus rituximab has demonstrated efficacy in indolent B cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (B-NHL), data for this combination in aggressive B-NHL are extremely limited. The present dose-escalation study evaluated the safety, efficacy, and pharmacokinetics of bendamustine hydrochloride in combination with rituximab in patients with(More)
In this study, we tried to clarify the prevalence of suicidal ideation and self-mutilation including suicide attempts among patients with gender identity disorder (GID) and the relationship of those behaviors to demographic characteristics. A total of 500 consecutive Japanese GID patients without any other psychiatric comorbidity were evaluated at the(More)