Yuki Asano-Mori

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BACKGROUND Pneumonia caused by Stenotrophomonas maltophilia is rare, but can be lethal in severely immunocompromised patients. However, its clinical course remains unclear. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients with pneumonia caused by S. maltophilia in Toranomon Hospital (890 beds, Tokyo, Japan) were reviewed retrospectively between April 2006 and March 2010. (More)
Invasive fungal infections (IFIs) are associated with considerable morbidity and mortality after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). Despite that epidemiology of IFIs has changed notably by evolution in transplantation procedures as well as preventative strategies, the attributable mortality still remains high, mainly because of delayed(More)
BACKGROUND The onset of invasive aspergillosis (IA) after allogeneic haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is bimodal. However, IA early after HSCT has become less frequent due to the shortened neutropenic period, and the clinical significance of empirical treatment for aspergillosis based on persistent febrile neutropenia (FN) became less clear.(More)
The value of pre-transplant factors for predicting the development of cardiac complications after transplantation has been inconsistent among studies. We analyzed the impact of pre-transplant factors on the incidence of severe cardiac complications in 164 hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients. We identified eight patients (4.8%) who experienced(More)
Although allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation has recently been applied to patients with myelofibrosis with reproducible engraftment and resolution of marrow fibrosis, no data describe the outcomes of umbilical cord blood transplantation. We describe 14 patients with primary (n = 1) and secondary myelofibrosis (n = 13) who underwent(More)
BACKGROUND Alemtuzumab, a humanized monoclonal antibody directed against human CD52, has a strong lympholytic effect. This study evaluates the safety of unmanipulated peripheral blood stem-cell transplantation from two or three loci-mismatched related donors using alemtuzumab in vivo. METHODS A total body irradiation-based regimen was used in young(More)
We retrospectively analyzed 12 consecutive adult severe aplastic anemia patients who received unrelated umbilical cord blood transplantation after a reduced-intensity conditioning regimen (RI-UCBT). The conditioning regimen consisted of 125 mg/m² fludarabine, 80 mg/m² melphalan, and 4 Gy of total body irradiation. The median infused total nucleated cell(More)
Late cytomegalovirus (CMV) disease beyond day 100 after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) has become an increasing problem after the introduction of preemptive ganciclovir (GCV) administration. To clarify the risk factors and outcome for late CMV reactivation and disease, we retrospectively analyzed the records of 101 Japanese adult patients(More)
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection is a major infectious complication after allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (allo-HSCT). Recently, it was reported that CMV reactivation is associated with a decreased risk of relapse in patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of early CMV reactivation on the(More)
The prognosis of acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) in the elderly patients is extremely poor. Although several previous studies have suggested that intensive chemotherapy is associated with a better prognosis, there may have been a selection bias. Therefore, we retrospectively evaluated the impact of intensive chemotherapy for AML in the elderly by(More)