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BACKGROUND Allogenic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation is a curative treatment for patients with advanced hematologic malignancies. However, the long-term mental health issues of siblings who were not selected as donors (non-donor siblings, NDS) in the transplantation have not been well assessed. Data mining is useful in discovering new findings from(More)
Fulminant septicemia caused by Bacillus cereus following reduced-intensity umbilical cord blood transplantation Haematologica 2005; 90:(2)e13-e14 L Le et tt te er r t to o t th he e E Ed di it to or r Bacillus cereus is a saprophyte that is prevalent in the environment, and is generally considered to be a weak pathogen. Identification of this organism in(More)
Cancer patients can obtain information about their illness through a variety of media sources. Therefore, it is important to know how medical journalists treat cancer-related issues; to that end, we sent self-administered questionnaires to 364 journalists in 82 organisations who had reported on medical issues for the Japanese media, asking for their reasons(More)
The financial burden of medical expenses has been increasing for cancer patients. We investigated the relationship between household income and financial burden among patients with chronic myelogenous leukaemia (CML) who have been treated with imatinib. A questionnaire was distributed to 1200 patients between May and August 2009. We retrospectively surveyed(More)
Media reports of medically related events have a major effect on the healthcare community but there have been few detailed investigations conducted to investigate their content. The Nikkei Telecom 21 database was used to investigate the number of reports concerning medically related events between 1992 and 2007 in Japan's 5 national newspapers. For this(More)
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