Yuhei Wakahara

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To develop a new immunotherapy for multiple myeloma, we have generated a monoclonal antibody (MoAb) that detects a human plasma cell-specific antigen, HM1.24. Our previous study has shown that mouse anti-HM1.24 MoAb inhibits the proliferation of human myeloma cells implanted into severe combined immunodeficiency mice. In this report, we evaluated the(More)
A 33-year-old man with a 4-year history of Crohn's disease presented with marked ascites and an abdominal tumor. Two M-protein peaks, immunoglobulin (Ig) G-kappa and IgA-kappa, were detected in the serum. Neoplastic lymphoplasmacytic cells were infiltrated in the bone marrow and ascites. Histological examination of the abdominal tumor showed marked(More)
A 79-year-old woman with a history of pyothorax was admitted with a 4-day history of abdominal distension. Physical examination revealed marked abdominal distention, absent bowel sounds, and a vesicular rash over the left Th8-10 dermatome. Abdominal radiography showed gaseous distension of the colon and ileum. Colonoscopy excluded any obstructive process of(More)
AIM To investigate predictive markers for metachronous and synchronous gastric cancer (GC), which can develop after endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD). METHODS A total of 352 patients underwent ESD for early GC at NTT West Osaka Hospital between June 2006 and February 2016. Exclusion criteria were as follows: Remnant stomach, unknown Helicobacter(More)
A woman in her 70s was an outpatient at our hospital. Esophagogastroduodenoscopy revealed a slightly elevated lesion with erosion, 10mm in diameter, located at the greater curvature of the antrum. Helicobacter pylori testing yielded negative results, and there was no atrophy of the gastric mucosa. Biopsy revealed a well-differentiated tubular(More)
A 62-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital with septic shock due to left submandibular osteomyelitis and cellulitis. Her condition improved following tooth extraction, drainage, and the administration of antibiotics. However, on the 4th day of hospitalization, she went into hemorrhagic shock after defecating a massive tarry stool. Emergency(More)
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