Katsuji Kaida

Nissay Hospital, Ōsaka, Ōsaka, Japan

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    ABSTRACT: In the present study, we analyzed the kinetics of serum soluble interleukin-2 receptor (sIL-2R) using data from 77 patients undergoing HLA-haploidentical transplantation using reduced-intensity conditioning (RIC), who were at an advanced stage or at high risk for relapse, to clarify the usefulness of sIL-2R as a biomarker of acute graft-versus-host disease (GVHD). Anti-T-lymphocyte globulin and methylprednisolone were used as GVHD prophylaxis. While the median sIL-2R in 38 patients not developing GVHD was suppressed at levels <740 U/ml, sIL-2R in 25 patients developing severe GVHD peaked on day 11 (1,663 U/ml), and thereafter decreased to <1,000 U/ml after day 30. The occurrence of GVHD was not limited to times of high sIL-2R level, but occurred at any time point on the sIL-2R curve. Most patients developing GVHD, however, experienced a higher sIL-2R level early in their transplant course. The combination of RIC and glucocorticoids sufficiently suppressed sIL-2R levels after HLA-haploidentical transplantation. In a multivariate analysis to identify factors associated with GVHD, day 7 sIL-2R >810 U/ml was the only factor significantly associated with the occurrence of severe GVHD (p = 0.0101).
    International journal of hematology 03/2014; · 1.17 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Introduction: Severe peripheral neuropathy and myelopathy are rare complications after stem cell transplantation (SCT). Patients and Methods: In our institution, seven patients of precursor T lymphoblastic leukemia/lymphoma without the central nervous involvement who had been treated by nelarabine to control their diseases received SCT from HLA-haploidentical familial donor (HLA-haploidentical SCT) with the conditioning regimen including high-dose cytarabine (HDAC). Results: Three of evaluable six patients developed irreversible paresthesia and muscle weakness in both lower extremities after neutrophil engraftment. The results of nerve conduction studies and short latency somatosensory evoked potentials suggested axonal neuropathy of both lower extremities in all three patients and myelopathy in two patients. Negative findings of PET-CT, and analyses of repeated cerebrospinal fluid samples and the bone marrow also indicated that tumor involvement was improbable. In all three patients, the symptoms worsened or persisted despite administration of corticosteroid and intravenous immunoglobulin. The high frequency of the neurological symptoms in our patients previously treated by nelarabine strongly suggested the association of the nelarabine use. Furthermore, the HLA-haploidentical SCT setting and the use of a potentially neurotoxic agent, HDAC might augment the neurotoxicity of nelarabine. Conclusion: It may be desirable that HLA-haploidentical SCT candidates avoid receiving nelarabine.
    American Journal of Hematology 06/2013; · 4.00 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between corticosteroid dose and degree of physical function decrease in allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT) patients during the early stage of recovery. We further investigated the confounding factors affecting loss of physical function. METHODS: The study included 113 patients who underwent allo-HSCT between July 2007 and April 2012 at Hyogo College of Medicine Hospital in Japan. Physical function was assessed using tests for hand-grip strength, knee-extensor strength, and the 6-min walk test (6MWT). Fatigue was measured using the Piper Fatigue Scale. Total corticosteroid dose, frequency of physical therapy, body weight, and nutritional status were also collected from medical records. RESULTS: Total corticosteroid dose was correlated with decrease of hand-grip and knee-extensors strength (P < 0.01) but was not correlated with 6MWT performance. Results of multivariate analysis confirmed that low physical function was associated not only with high corticosteroid dose but also with low frequency of physical therapy, increase in fatigue, and body weight loss (P < 0.05). Also, hemoglobin levels were associated with 6MWT (P < 0.05). CONCLUSIONS: This study showed the relationship between corticosteroid dose and declines in physical function and also showed other clinical factors affecting loss of physical function among allo-HSCT patients. Our results indicate that the effectiveness of rehabilitation may be influenced by corticosteroid treatment.
    Supportive Care in Cancer 03/2013; · 2.09 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Cytomegalovirus (CMV) meningoencephalitis is a rather rare complication after allogeneic stem cell transplantation. We describe here the case of a 59-year-old man with acute myeloid leukemia who developed CMV meningoencephalitis after cord blood transplantation. The patient presented with a sudden onset of neurological symptoms, such as convulsion, on day 37. The analysis of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) sample revealed an increase in the number of cells, which were of donor (cord blood) origin, consisting mainly of T cells. No bacteria were detected in the CSF sample. Real-time PCR analysis revealed that the CSF sample was positive for CMV, but was negative for HHV-6, adenovirus, or BK virus. The patient was diagnosed with CMV meningoencephalitis and received cidofovir. His neurological symptoms were gradually improved and completely disappeared by day 60. CMV-specific dextramer-positive CD8(+) T cells were detected in the peripheral blood and CSF samples, with the frequency being much higher in the CSF. To our knowledge, this is the first report on the appearance of CMV-specific T cells in CSF samples from a patient with CMV meningoencephalitis. Cord blood-derived CMV-specific T cells may develop early after transplantation, enter the intrathecal compartment, and likely contribute to the regulation of CMV-meningoencephalitis.
    International journal of hematology 12/2012; · 1.17 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: This study aimed to investigate the safety and feasibility of physical therapy in cytopenic patients undergoing allogeneic haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT), and to investigate the effect of physical therapy on physiological functions and quality of life (QOL) in allo-HSCT patients. The study cohort included 321 patients who underwent allo-HSCT. To investigate the safety and feasibility of physical therapy during cytopenia, patients were assigned to the physical therapy group (n = 227) or the control group (n = 94). To determine the effects of physical therapy, patients were divided according to the frequency with which they underwent physical therapy (n = 51 per group). Handgrip strength, knee extensor strength and a 6-min walk test were used as measures of physiological function. Short-Form 36 was used to assess QOL. The physical therapy group had higher rate of achieving engraftment and lower death rate than the control group (P < 0.05). After HSCT, the high-frequency physical therapy group showed significantly less decline than the low-frequency physical therapy group with respect to physical functioning of QOL (P < 0.01). Physical therapy is quite beneficial and can be performed safely and feasibly in cytopenic patients during allo-HSCT.
    European Journal of Cancer Care 12/2012; · 1.31 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Acute GVHD (aGVHD) is a major obstacle to allogeneic hematopoietic SCT (alloHSCT). Although it is thought that aGVHD is initiated in secondary lymphoid organs at a very early stage of alloHSCT, whether CD4(+)FOXP3(+) regulatory T-cells (Tregs) have an impact on aGVHD development during this period remains unclear. Here, we measured Tregs in peripheral blood as early as possible after HLA-mismatched alloHSCT, and assessed the incidence of aGVHD. Flow cytometric analyses revealed that at the second week after HSCT, patients with aGVHD had significantly (P=0.018) lower Treg:CD4(+)T-cell ratios than those without aGVHD. As these differences were seen before the development of aGVHD, these ratios can predict the incidence of aGVHD. The cumulative incidence of aGVHD in patients with ratios of <9% was significantly higher than that in patients with ratios of 9% (P=0.0082, log-rank test). Additionally, the specific ratio of Tregs:CD4(+)T-cells was the most significant value among all other possible lymphocyte-associated ratios and absolute cell counts. These findings suggest that the ratio of Tregs:CD4(+)T-cells at the second week post HLA-mismatched alloHSCT might be a potent predictor of aGVHD in these patients. The practical efficacy of this finding should be verified in further interventional studies.Bone Marrow Transplantation advance online publication, 19 November 2012; doi:10.1038/bmt.2012.232.
    Bone marrow transplantation 11/2012; · 3.00 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Mismatched human leukocyte antigens (HLAs) on leukemic cells can be targeted by donor T cells in HLA-mismatched/haploidentical stem cell transplantation. In two cases of acute myeloid leukemia with t(6;11)(q27;q23) abnormality presented here, flow cytometry analysis showed a lack of HLA-A unshared between recipients and donors in relapsing leukemic cells after HLA-haploidentical transplantation. However, high-resolution HLA genotyping showed that one case lacked a corresponding HLA haplotype, whereas the other preserved it. These cases suggest that leukemic cells, which lacked mismatched HLA expression, might have an advantage in selective expansion under donor T-cell immune surveillance after HLA-haploidentical transplantation. Most importantly, down-regulation of unshared HLA expression potentially occurs by genetic alterations other than loss of HLA alleles. © 2012 John Wiley & Sons A/S.
    European Journal Of Haematology 10/2012; · 2.55 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to examine gender differences in quality of life (QOL), physical function and psychological status before and in the early phase after allogeneic haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT). METHODS: One hundred patients (66 men, 34 women) who underwent allo-HSCT between July 2007 and June 2011 at Hyogo College of Medicine Hospital were included in this study. Patients were evaluated for health-related QOL using the Medical Outcome Study 36-item Short Form Health Survey; exercise capacity was measured with the 6-min walk test, hand grip strength and knee extensor strength. Fatigue and psychological status were measured by the Piper Fatigue Scale and Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale, respectively. RESULTS: Women had significantly lower scores for physical function and general health on health-related QOL tests compared with men (p < 0.01). No difference between genders was found in decline of physical function. In women, exercise capacity was strongly associated with QOL (p < 0.01). In men, depression and anxiety were closely related to QOL (p < 0.01). CONCLUSIONS: Gender-appropriate rehabilitation in allo-HSCT patients is important. Women may need more endurance exercises and training for activities of daily life. Men may need rehabilitation including a psychological approach. Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
    Psycho-Oncology 06/2012; · 3.51 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: HLA-haploidentical hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (haplo-SCT) in HLA-homozygous patients is accompanied by HLA mismatches only in the host-versus-graft vector, and thus theoretically could be performed with standard graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) prophylaxis. However, the risk of GVHD remains uncertain, and graft failure could be a problem. In this study, we assessed nine HLA-homozygous patients who underwent haplo-SCT. Preparative treatment was cyclophosphamide/total body irradiation-based regimen in five patients, fludarabine/busulfan-based regimen in two, and other regimens in two. GVHD prophylaxis consisted of cyclosporine and methotrexate in seven patients, cyclosporine and mycophenolate mofetil in one, and cyclosporine alone in one. Seven patients achieved neutrophil engraftment and platelet recovery. The median times to neutrophil engraftment and platelet recovery were 15 and 44 days, respectively. Two patients developed graft failure, including one who achieved engraftment with a second SCT from the same donor. Grade II GVHD was observed in half of the evaluable patients; grades III and IV were not observed. Two patients died from treatment-related causes. Five patients were alive after a median follow-up period of 563 days. The probability of overall survival at 5 years was 65 %. These findings may serve as a rationale for considering haplo-SCT as a treatment option for HLA-homozygous patients.
    International journal of hematology 05/2012; 96(1):101-8. · 1.17 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Granulocyte mobilization and harvesting, the two major phases of granulocyte collection, have not been standardized. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: The data on 123 granulocyte collections were retrospectively investigated for the effect of the mobilization regimen and the harvesting technique. After a single subcutaneous dose (600 µg) of granulocyte-colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) with (n = 68) or without (n = 40) 8 mg of orally administered dexamethasone, 108 granulocyte donors underwent granulocyte collections. Moreover, 15 peripheral blood stem cell (PBSC) donors who had received 400 µg/m(2) or 10 µg/kg G-CSF for 5 days underwent granulocyte collections on the day after the last PBSC collections (PBSC-GTX donors). Granulocyte harvesting was performed by leukapheresis with (n = 108) or without (n = 15) using high-molecular-weight hydroxyethyl starch (HES). RESULTS: Granulocyte donors who received mobilization with G-CSF plus dexamethasone produced significantly higher granulocyte yields than those who received G-CSF alone (7.2 × 10(10)  ± 2.0 × 10(10) vs. 5.7 × 10(10)  ± 1.7 × 10(10) , p = 0.006). PBSC-GTX donors produced a remarkably high granulocyte yield (9.7 × 10(10)  ± 2.3 × 10(10) ). The use of HES was associated with better granulocyte collection efficiency (42 ± 7.8% vs. 10 ± 9.1%, p < 0.0001). CONCLUSION: G-CSF plus dexamethasone produces higher granulocyte yields than G-CSF alone. Granulocyte collection from PBSC donors appears to be a rational strategy, since it produces high granulocyte yields when the related patients are at a high risk for infection and reduces difficulties in finding granulocyte donors. HES should be used in apheresis procedures.
    Transfusion 04/2012; · 3.53 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Cachexia in patients with hematological malignancies is often related to sarcopenia. We believe that allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant (allo-HSCT) patients often exhibit sarcopenia prior to transplantation. Here, we aimed to investigate the prevalence of sarcopenia and its relationship with body composition, physiological function, nutrition, fatigue, and health-related quality of life (QOL) in patients before allo-HSCT. We further investigated the confounding factors associated with sarcopenia. We included 164 patients with allo-HSCT in this study. Body composition, handgrip, knee extensor strength, and 6-min walk test were evaluated. Furthermore, fatigue, nutritional status, and health-related QOL were also evaluated. Eighty-three patients (50.6 %) enrolled in our study had sarcopenia prior to allo-HSCT. Patients with sarcopenia experienced decreased muscular strength and increased fatigue compared with patients without sarcopenia (p < 0.05). Patients with sarcopenia showed significantly lower scores in physical functioning, bodily pain, and vitality in health-related QOL than those without sarcopenia. Multivariate regression analysis revealed that only gender and body mass index were significantly related to sarcopenia (gender, odds ratio, 3.09; body mass index, odds ratio, 0.70; p < 0.01). Sarcopenia is common in patients before allo-HSCT and related to low muscle strength, fatigue, and health-related QOL. Male patients may be more susceptible to sarcopenia than female patients before allo-HSCT. Further study of rehabilitation with gender insight is warranted for patients receiving allo-HSCT.
    Supportive Care in Cancer 04/2012; 20(12):3161-8. · 2.09 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Adenovirus (AdV) infection is an emerging complication in patients undergoing allogeneic stem cell transplantation (SCT) and is closely associated with delayed immune reconstitution. In particular, disseminated AdV disease accompanies a high mortality. We retrospectively examined the incidence of AdV infection in patients undergoing unmanipulated haploidentical SCT. Following 121 transplantations in 110 patients, three had asymptomatic AdV viremia, three had localized AdV disease (hemorrhagic cystitis, HC), and seven had disseminated AdV disease (HC + viremia). The median time from transplantation to the onset of AdV-associated HC was 15 days (range 4-39), and the median time to the onset of disseminated AdV disease was 23 days (range 7-38). The cumulative incidence of AdV-associated HC was 8.3 %, and that of disseminated AdV disease was 5.8 %. AdV group B (type 11, type 34, or type 35) was detected in plasma samples from all the patients with disseminated AdV disease. Among them, three patients who received either cidofovir or donor lymphocyte infusion (DLI) alone progressed to pneumonia and died. The remaining four patients were treated with the combination of cidofovir and low-dose unmanipulated DLI, and all survived. We showed that disseminated AdV disease is a significant complication after haplo-SCT and that the combination of cidofovir and DLI is a promising treatment option.
    Annals of Hematology 04/2012; 91(8):1305-12. · 2.87 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Pre-existing donor-specific HLA antibodies in patients undergoing HLA-mismatched SCT have increasingly been recognized as a risk factor for primary graft failure. However, the clinical implications of the presence of HLA antibodies in donors remain unknown. We prospectively examined 123 related donors for the presence of HLA antibodies by using a Luminex-based single antigen assay. Of these, 1/57 (1.8%) male, 6/27 (22%) parous female and 0/39 (0%) nonparous female donors were HLA antibody-positive. Then, we determined the presence of HLA antibodies in seven patients who received SCT from antibody-positive donors. Of these, four became HLA antibody-positive after SCT. The specificities of the antibodies that emerged in the patients closely resembled those of the antibodies found in the donors, indicating their production by donor-derived plasma cells. Moreover, the kinetics of the HLA antibody levels were similar in all four patients: levels started increasing within 1 week after SCT and peaked at days 10-21, followed by a gradual decrease. These results suggest that donor-derived HLA antibody production frequently occurs in patients undergoing SCT from antibody-positive donors. Further studies are warranted for clarifying the clinical significance of donor-derived HLA antibodies, including the role of these antibodies in post transplant platelet transfusion refractoriness.
    Bone marrow transplantation 02/2012; 47(10):1338-42. · 3.00 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Although the recent introduction of eculizumab has had a significant impact on the management of paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH), bone marrow transplantation (BMT) remains the only therapeutic option for patients who develop severe aplasia in the clinical course of PNH. However, information regarding BMT for eculizumab-treated PNH patients is scarce, and two major points-the optimal duration of eculizumab therapy, and the optimal BMT conditioning regimen-remain unclear. Here, we describe the clinical course of a PNH patient who was successfully treated with unrelated reduced-intensity BMT. Eculizumab was discontinued 2 weeks prior to the initiation of the conditioning regimen, which consisted of fludarabine 180 mg/m(2), cyclophosphamide 100 mg/kg, rabbit anti-thymocyte globulin 2 mg/kg, and TBI 3 Gy. Complete donor chimerism was rapidly achieved in association with a rapid decrease in the proportion of PNH erythrocytes. The patient became transfusion-free immediately after BMT, and had no recurrence of hemolysis. The present case suggests that discontinuation of eculizumab before BMT and the use of a highly lymphoablative conditioning regimen may act as a successful treatment strategy in BMT for PNH. Further studies are warranted to evaluate the efficacy and safety of this treatment strategy.
    International journal of hematology 09/2011; 94(4):403-7. · 1.17 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Extramedullary (EM) relapse of leukemia after allo-SCT in patients with AML/myelodysplastic syndrome has been increasingly reported. The reduced effectiveness of the GVL effect in EM sites, as compared with BM, has been suggested to underlie this problem. We retrospectively analyzed the pattern of relapse after haploidentical SCT (haplo-SCT), performed as the first or second SCT. Among 38 patients who received haplo-SCT as their first SCT, the cumulative incidences of BM and EM relapse at 3 years were 40.5 and 10.9%, respectively. Among 19 patients who received haplo-SCT as their second SCT, the cumulative incidences of BM and EM relapse were 30.9 and 31.9%, respectively. Moreover, most of the patients who underwent repeat haplo-SCT for the treatment of EM relapse had further EM relapse at other sites. Post-relapse survival did not differ significantly with different patterns of relapse. The frequent occurrence of EM relapse after haplo-SCT, particularly when performed as a second SCT, suggests that the potent GVL effect elicited by an HLA disparity also occurs preferentially in BM. Our findings emphasize the need for a treatment strategy for EM relapse that recognizes the reduced susceptibility of EM relapse to the GVL effect.
    Bone marrow transplantation 08/2011; 47(5):669-76. · 3.00 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The outcome of cord blood transplantation following reduced-intensity conditioning is suboptimal because of fatal infection triggered by prolonged neutropenia and graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) in addition to graft rejection. Intrabone marrow injection (IBMI) may improve the outcome by providing better hematopoietic engraftment and less GVHD. We therefore evaluated IBMI safety in reduced-intensity stem cell transplantation. Furthermore, we used unwashed cord blood to avoid stem cell loss. Ten patients (median age = 61 years old) were enrolled. Cord blood cells were thawed at the bedside and injected into 4 iliac bone sites (2 at each hemipelvis). The procedure was well tolerated with no injection-related complications. Nine patients achieved donor engraftment. The median time to neutrophil recovery (>0.5 × 10(9)/L) was 17 days, and platelet recovery was achieved in 8 patients. Early full donor chimerism was achieved (median of 15 and 20 days in T cells and myeloid cells, respectively). Three of 9 evaluable patients developed grade II to III GVHD, and 5 of 10 patients died of treatment-related toxicities. The probability of survival at 1 year was 46.7%. IBMI of unwashed cord blood following reduced-intensity conditioning is safe, well tolerated, and may lead to an increased donor engraftment rate.
    Biology of blood and marrow transplantation: journal of the American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation 08/2011; 18(4):633-9. · 3.15 Impact Factor
  • Leukemia research 07/2011; 35(12):1658-9. · 2.36 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: A role of donor-specific HLA antibodies (DSA) in graft failure after SCT has been suggested, but the relevance of DSA in unmanipulated haploidentical SCT (haplo-SCT) remains unknown. We prospectively examined HLA antibodies using the Luminex-based single Ag assay for 79 adult patients undergoing unmanipulated haplo-SCT. Among them, 16 (20.2%) were HLA Ab-positive, including five patients with antibodies not corresponding to donor HLA Ags and 11 DSA-positive patients. Of the 11 DSA-positive patients, five received treatments to decrease DSA levels, including two, who received plasma exchange and rituximab, two who received platelet transfusions from healthy-related donors having DSA-corresponding HLA Ags and one who received bortezomib. Platelet transfusion was the most simple and effective treatment option for class I DSA. The cumulative incidence of neutrophil recovery was significantly lower in pretransplant (post-treatment) DSA-positive patients than in DSA-negative patients (61.9 vs 94.4%, P=0.026). Notably, three of five patients with high levels of DSA had graft failure. Donors should be selected on the basis of an evaluation of HLA antibodies. If haplo-SCT from donors with HLA Ags that correspond to high levels of DSA must be performed, then recipients should be treated for DSA to improve the chances of successful donor engraftment.
    Bone marrow transplantation 06/2011; 47(4):508-15. · 3.00 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: No effective treatment has been established for patients with steroid-refractory acute graft-versus-host disease (GVHD). Recently, we demonstrated in a murine tandem bone marrow transplantation model that life-threatening GVHD established by the first bone marrow transplantation was successfully treated by engraftment of a second donor graft after reduced-intensity conditioning. We named the effect by which allografts counteract GVHD "graft-versus-GVHD." To investigate the efficacy of graft-versus-GVHD treatment clinically, 16 patients who developed, after human leukocyte antigen-mismatched stem cell transplantation, severe GVHD, refractory to three to five lines of GVHD-specific treatments, underwent 17 allogeneic stem cell transplantations using reduced-intensity conditioning regimens with grafts from a second donor. Among the 15 transplantations that could be evaluated, rescue donor grafts were engrafted in 11 cases and rejected in 4 cases. For patients who achieved rescue donor engraftment, the response rate was 90.9% (eight complete response, two partial response, and one stable disease). Six of the eight patients with complete response survived without GVHD symptoms, with a median follow-up of 2128 days. No new development of GVHD by the second graft was observed. No patients had recurrence of the original malignant disease. In contrast, no long-term survivors were observed in patients who rejected rescue donor grafts. We propose here a novel graft-versus-GVHD treatment to treat refractory GVHD, and these results strongly suggest that GVHD can be successfully treated by eliminating the harmful lymphocytes responsible for GVHD by a second allogeneic stem cell transplantation.
    Experimental hematology 05/2011; 39(8):880-90. · 3.11 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Graft failure is a major concern after cord blood transplantation (CBT) or HLA-haploidentical transplantation (haplo-SCT). As patients who undergo CBT or haplo-SCT almost always lack both matched-related and -unrelated donors, salvage transplantation would also be limited to either CBT or haplo-SCT. In this study, we assessed eight patients who received haplo-SCT as salvage therapy for graft failure. Five and three patients had received haplo-SCT and CBT, respectively, which resulted in graft failure. The median interval from the failed transplantation to salvage transplantation in six patients with primary graft failure was 33.5 days. The reduced-intensity conditioning regimen consisted of fludarabine, thiotepa, rabbit antithymocyte globulin and low-dose TBI. All eight patients achieved neutrophil engraftment, and seven patients achieved platelet recovery. The median times to neutrophil recovery and platelet recovery were 10 and 20 days, respectively. Three patients died from treatment-related causes: two from GVHD and one from rupture of carotid artery aneurysm. Five patients are alive, at a median follow-up of 946 days. The probability of overall survival at 5 years was 75%. These findings may serve as a rationale for giving precedence to haplo-SCT over CBT in salvage SCT after graft failure.
    Bone marrow transplantation 04/2011; 47(3):369-73. · 3.00 Impact Factor

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  • 2013
    • Nissay Hospital
      Ōsaka, Ōsaka, Japan
  • 2008–2013
    • Hyogo College of Medicine
      • • Department of Rehabilitation
      • • Department of Internal Medicine
      Nishinomiya, Hyogo-ken, Japan
  • 2007
    • Osaka City University
      • Department of Neurosurgery
      Ōsaka, Ōsaka, Japan