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Primary bone lymphoma (PBL) is a rare disorder. We herein present a case of other iatrogenic immunodeficiency-associated lymphoproliferative disorder (OIIA-LPD) presenting as PBL. A 63-year-old woman was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and had been treated with methotrexate for seven years. Two months before admission, she suffered from pain in the(More)
A Kampo medicine, maoto, has been prescribed in an early phase of influenza-like illness and used for a treatment of influenza clinically in Japan these days. However, the efficacy of maoto against the virus infection remains to be elucidated. This study was conducted to evaluate the alleviative effects of maoto against early phase of influenza virus(More)
A 69-year-old man was diagnosed with IgG λ-type multiple myeloma (MM), Stage II in October 2010. He was treated with one cycle of high-dose dexamethasone. After three cycles of bortezomib, the patient exhibited slow elevations in the free light-chain levels and developed a significant new increase of serum M protein. Bone marrow cytogenetic analysis(More)
Primary mediastinal (thymic) B-cell lymphoma (PMBL) is resistant to treatment when compared with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL). Moreover, the optimal first -line treatment of PMBL has not yet been determined. Herein, we report a case of PMBL that was successfully treated with the dose adjusted (DA) etoposide, prednisolone, vincristine, doxorubicin,(More)
We report a case of a bronchial foreign body in a 76-year-old citrus fruit farmer. The patient was detected patchy infiltration (ground-glass attenuation) of the right upper lung field on the chest X-ray on Dec. 26th, 2003. The shadow tended to disappear after treatment with antibiotics. The same shadow was detected again 10 months later and the patient(More)
In dairy cows, inflammatory diseases caused by infection with pathogenic bacteria post calving affect ovarian functions. This study examined the relationship between single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4), reproductive performances [the number of artificial insemination (AI) application and days open], and immune cell(More)
A 64-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital due to a relapse of primary hepatic lymphoma (PHL). Three years previously, she had been referred to our hospital with a history of chronic hepatitis B for further examination of severe liver dysfunction, at which point a liver biopsy revealed PHL. She received conventional chemotherapy resulting in complete(More)
High-dose melphalan with autologous stem cell transplantation (HDM/ASCT) is a promising treatment option for eligible patients with systemic immunoglobulin light chain (AL) amyloidosis. We present the results of ASCT following risk-adapted melphalan conditioning on the basis of criteria proposed by our group, including B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP). Ten(More)
The aim of this study was to clarify the role of global hypomethylation of repetitive elements in determining the genetic and clinical features of multiple myeloma (MM). We assessed global methylation levels using four repetitive elements (long interspersed nuclear element-1 (LINE-1), Alu Ya5, Alu Yb8, and Satellite-α) in clinical samples comprising 74 MM(More)
Correction: Genomic vulnerability to LINE-1 hypomethylation is a potential determinant of the clinicogenetic features of multiple myeloma Yuka Aoki, Masanori Nojima, Hiromu Suzuki, Hiroshi Yasui, Reo Maruyama, Eiichiro Yamamoto, Masami Ashida, Mitsuhiro Itagaki, Hideki Asaoku, Hiroshi Ikeda, Toshiaki Hayashi, Kohzoh Imai, Mitsuru Mori, Takashi Tokino, Tadao(More)