Yu-Fen Tsai

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BACKGROUND The outcome of allotransplants in patients with chronic -phase (CP) chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) who progressed to accelerated phase (AP) or blast phase (BP) following imatinib failure, especially those without preceding suboptimal response, remains unclear. PATIENTS AND METHODS One hundred and five patients with newly-diagnosed CML-CP were(More)
Thromboembolism is a complication of hematopoietic stem cell transplant. However, a literature search showed no previous reports of cerebral infarction during the thrombocytopenic stage after hematopoietic stem cell transplant. A 35-year-old woman with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (precursor B-cell type) was treated with hematopoietic stem cell transplant(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to investigate the association between previous exposure to statins and the risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). METHODS This nationwide population-based case-control study was conducted using the National Health Insurance Research Database of Taiwan. The NHL group consisted of the patients with a first-time(More)
This study aimed to investigate the treatment strategy, prognostic factors, and risk factors of early death in elderly patients (age ≥ 65 years) with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) in the rituximab era. Data from elderly patients diagnosed with DLBCL between 2008 and 2014 were collected for analysis. Patients who were younger and had a better(More)
Dear Editor, Donor cell leukemia (DCL), a relapse of leukemia derived from donor origin, is a rare complication of hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT), and the etiology is still equivocal. Herein, we reported a rare case of donor cell-derived acute promyelocytic leukemia (APML) 3 years after HLA-identical allogeneic HSCT from his sister with(More)
Primary mediastinal large B-cell lymphoma (PMLBCL) is a distinct subtype of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. It is usually diagnosed by pathological findings of a mediastinal mass. Multiple extranodal organs’ involvement at the time of diagnosis and b-HCG (beta human chorionic gonadotropin) expression is rare. A 51-year-old Taiwanese male had been suffering(More)
The case report describes a woman who has an acute psychosis episode during the second course of trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole therapy, after having an allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant that favored a dose-related effect of this adverse effect.
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