Yuichi Kato

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Nilotinib is a second-generation tyrosine kinase inhibitor that exhibits significant efficacy as first- or second-line treatment in patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). We conducted a multicenter Phase II Clinical Trial to evaluate the safety and efficacy of nilotinib among Japanese patients with imatinib-resistant or -intolerant CML-chronic phase(More)
We report a patient with a neonatal seizure in whom diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) at 8 days of age revealed high-intensity areas in the genu and splenium of the corpus callosum. The patient was a 2-day-old girl born at 39 weeks of gestational age. No apparent signs of asphyxia were found at birth. Clinically, she had a clonic seizure of the left(More)
OBJECTIVE To clarify the prognostic value of conventional EEG for the identification of preterm infants at risk for subsequent adverse neurodevelopment in the current perinatal care and medicine setting. METHODS We studied 780 EEG records of 333 preterm infants born <34 weeks' gestation between 2002 and 2008. Serial EEG recordings were conducted during 3(More)
BACKGROUND Dexmedetomidine hydrochloride, a highly selective 2-adrenoceptoragonist, is used in combination with local anesthetics for sedation and analgesia. It is known to be efficacious in adult patients and is enthusiastically expected to be successful for sedation in neonates. PATIENT The present case report details a term infant who was sedated by(More)
"Spatial statistics" is an academic field that deals with the statistical analysis of spatial data, and has been applied to econometrics and various other policy fields. These methods are easily applied by hematologists and oncologists using better and much less expensive software. To encourage physicians to use these methods, this review introduces the(More)
Erythroid abnormalities including anemia and polycythemia are often observed in the general clinical setting. Because recent studies reported that adiponectin negatively affects hematopoiesis, we performed a prospective observational study to assess the relationship between anemia and adiponectin, as well as other parameters, in 1029 Japanese subjects (477(More)
Dasatinib is a novel, oral, multi-targeted kinase inhibitor of breakpoint cluster region-abelson (BCR-ABL) and Src family kinases. The study investigated pharmacokinetic (PK) and pharmacodynamic (PD) analyses of dasatinib in 51 newly diagnosed, chronic phase, chronic myeloid leukemia patients. The dasatinib concentration required to inhibit 50 % of the CrkL(More)
Using a standard digital EEG system, we conducted simulations to determine the optimal locations and numbers of electrodes for seizure detection in neonates with reduced-channel EEG monitoring. The results showed that C3-C4 should be selected for a one-channel recording, but two-channel seizure monitoring is recommended for increased accuracy.
Dear Editor, Rituximab is an effective and safe monoclonal antibody in the treatment of CD20+ malignant lymphoma [1]. In patients with massive pleural effusions or ascites associated with lymphoma, it remains unclear whether rituximab should be administered not only by intravenous infusion but also via the intraperitoneal route [2–4]. We studied the(More)
We reported a patient with neonatal herpes simplex encephalitis in whom diffusion-weighted imaging was performed repeatedly. Diffusion-weighted imaging at 20h after the onset of seizures revealed scattered small spotty high intensity lesions in both hemispheres and a high intensity area in the left fronto-temporal lobe. There was no abnormal finding on(More)