Hitoshi Matsuoka

Fukuoka University, Hukuoka, Fukuoka, Japan

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Publications (11)34.51 Total impact

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    ABSTRACT: We performed a retrospective population-based cohort study of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in Miyazaki Prefecture, Japan. Over 6 years, we diagnosed 221 patients (211 adults and 10 children) with AML, indicating an incidence of AML in Miyazaki Prefecture of 3.2 per 100,000 per year. In 193 adult patients with non-acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL), the proportion of patients with myelodysplasia, unfavorable risk karyotypes, antecedent hematologic diseases, prior chemotherapy for other malignancies, and small proportion of blasts in the marrow was higher in patients ≥65 years, and patients with poor performance status (PS) and higher WBC counts at diagnosis were more prevalent among patients ≥75 years. One-third of the adult non-APL patients met the inclusion criteria usually applied in clinical trials: de novo AML, age ≤64 years with PS 0-2 and no key organ dysfunction. The 5-year overall survival (OS) rate of adult non-APL patients was 21.1 % (patients ≤64 years, 33.8 %; 65-74 years, 21.6 %; ≥75 years, 0 %). Multivariate analysis revealed that French-American-British subtypes M0, M6, and M7, poor PS (3, 4), unfavorable risk karyotypes, and higher WBC counts at diagnosis were independent adverse prognostic factors associated with OS. This analysis provides real world data.
    International journal of hematology 07/2012; 96(3):342-9. · 1.17 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The prognosis of acute- and lymphoma-type adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma (ATL) is poor, but there is marked diversity in survival outcomes. The aim of this study was to develop a prognostic index (PI) for acute- and lymphoma-type ATL (ATL-PI). In a retrospective review, data from 807 patients newly diagnosed with acute- and lymphoma-type ATL between January 2000 and May 2009 were evaluated. We randomly divided subjects into training (n = 404) and validation (n = 403) samples, and developed a PI using a multivariable fractional polynomial model. Median overall survival time (MST) for the 807 patients was 7.7 months. The Ann Arbor stage (I and II v III and IV), performance status (0 to 1 v 2 to 4), and three continuous variables (age, serum albumin, and soluble interleukin-2 receptor [sIL-2R]) were identified as independent prognostic factors in the training sample. Using these variables, a prognostic model was devised to identify different levels of risk. In the validation sample, MSTs were 3.6, 7.3, and 16.2 months for patients at high, intermediate, and low risk, respectively (P < .001; χ(2) = 89.7, 2 df; log-rank test). We also simplified the original ATL-PI according to dichotomizing age at 70 years, serum albumin at 3.5 g/dL, and sIL-2R at 20,000 U/mL and developed an easily calculable PI with prognostic discrimination power (P < .001; χ(2) = 74.2, 2 df; log-rank test). The ATL-PI is a promising new tool for identifying patients with acute- and lymphoma-type ATL at different risks.
    Journal of Clinical Oncology 04/2012; 30(14):1635-40. · 17.88 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Secondary central nervous system lymphoma (SCNSL) without extra-central nervous system (CNS) involvement is characterized by isolated secondary CNS relapse in malignant lymphoma patients. SCNSL is a rare disease, and no standard treatment has yet been established. To elucidate the clinical characteristics and outcomes of SCNSL, we retrospectively analyzed 12 patients (median age 67 years) in Miyazaki prefecture for the last 5 years. The initial histological diagnoses of the patients were diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL), mantle-cell lymphoma, and adult T-cell lymphoma in 9, 2, and 1 patient, respectively. We focused on analysis of the 9 SCNSL cases originating from DLBCL. The locations of CNS relapse were the cerebral hemisphere, basal ganglia, and cerebellum in 7, 1, and 1 patient, respectively. Three patients were treated with high-dose methotrexate (HD-MTX) therapy; 4 with whole-brain radiation therapy (WBRTX); and 1 with both HD-MTX and WBRTX. The remaining patients were treated with rituximab. Partial remission was achieved in 6 out of 9 patients (67%); the other 3 patients (33%) did not respond to therapy. Median survival of the 9 patients with CNS relapse was 253 days; 6 of the 9 patients survived for more than 6 months. As of March 2011, 2 HD-MTX group patients but none of the WBRTX group patients were alive. In this retrospective study, 6 of 9 patients with SCNSL originating from DLBCL survived for more than 6 months. Both HD-MTX and WBRTX had clinical benefits in the treatment of SCNSL.
    International Journal of Clinical Oncology 09/2011; 17(4):336-40. · 2.17 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The efficacy of pirarubicin (THP)-COP was previously compared with cyclophophamide + doxorubicin + vincristine + prednisolone (CHOP) in elderly patients with lymphoma. The subset analysis showed that T-cell lymphoma had a significantly better response with THP-COP, whereas no such difference was observed in B-cell lymphoma. The aim of this study is to confirm the efficacy of THP-COP in the treatment of T-cell lymphoma. We underwent a multicenter phase II study of THP-COP as a first-line treatment for T-cell lymphoma. The overall response rate, survival period, and toxicity were analyzed. Fifty-three patients were enrolled in this study. Seventeen patients had peripheral T-cell lymphoma (PTCL), including nine of PTCL not otherwise specified (PTCL-NOS) and eight of angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma (AITL). Thirty-six patients had adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma (ATLL), including 20 of acute type and 16 of lymphoma type. A treatment response was obtained in 35 (66%) patients, including 17 (32%) complete responses. Median overall survival (OS) and progression-free survival (PFS) times were 14.3 months and 5.2 months, respectively. Patients with ATLL showed a tendency to obtain low response rate (61% vs. 77%, P = 0.27) and had a significantly inferior OS (13.3 vs. 28.6 months, P = 0.04) and PFS (4.6 vs. 8.1 months, P = 0.01) in comparison with PTCL. Grade 3 to 4 neutropenia, anemia, and thrombocytopenia occurred in 72%, 34%, and 58% of the patients, respectively. Febrile neutropenia was observed in 51% and grade 3 non-hematological toxicities in 2-9% of the patients. The efficacy of THP-COP is equivalent to that of CHOP for the first-line therapy in T-cell lymphoma.
    European Journal Of Haematology 05/2010; 84(5):391-7. · 2.41 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: We previously reported that monotherapy with carbapenem or cefepime exhibited efficacy equivalent to cefepime plus an aminoglycoside as initial therapy for febrile neutropenia (FN), achieving an adequate response in two-thirds of the patients. However, only one-third of the remaining poor responders to monotherapy became afebrile after an aminoglycoside was added to the initial carbapenem or cefepime. The present study was designed to evaluate the benefit of intravenous ciprofloxacin for neutropenic patients with fever who were refractory to initial therapy given for the first 3 days. Patients with FN--as defined by an axillary temperature >or=37.5 degrees C and a neutrophil count <1,000/microL-who had no response to initial therapy with carbapenem or cefepime for 72 hours were to receive additional ciprofloxacin 600 mg/day. They were otherwise managed according to the Japanese guidelines for FN. An adequate response was defined as a decline of temperature to <37.5 degrees C within 7 days after initiation of ciprofloxacin treatment. Thirty-one patients with FN (seventeen male and fourteen female; mean age 53.1 +/- 14.8 years) were entered in the study. The initial antibiotics were cefepime (2 - 4 g/day) in twenty and carbapenem (1 - 2 g/day) in eleven. Three patients were excluded from analysis, leaving 28 patients for evaluation of efficacy. The response rate was 16/31 patients (51.6%),with four patients judged non-assessable due to adverse effects, protocol violation or early change to other agents. Adverse events occurred in seventeen patients, but all were mild and reversible. Only three patients had adverse events (skin rash, hepatic dysfunction and elevation of alkaline phosphatase in one patient, respectively) considered related to ciprofloxacin. These findings indicate that addition of intravenous ciprofloxacin is effective against FN refractory to initial antibiotic therapy and has acceptable toxicity.
    Leukemia and Lymphoma 08/2006; 47(8):1618-23. · 2.61 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: For the oncogenesis of many malignancies, it is crucial to prevent the shortening of the telomeres by the action of telomerase. In this study, clinical data and disease outcomes were analyzed in conjunction with the telomerase activity (TA) and telomere length (TL) of peripheral blood mononuclear cells. The study was carried out in 22 patients with adult T-cell leukemia (ATL) (7 chronic and 15 acute types) and in 13 asymptomatic human T-lymphotropic virus type 1 (HTLV-1) carriers. The mean values of TA in acute and chronic type patients were 13.8 and 1.6 total product generated (TPG) units, respectively, as determined by telomeric repeat amplification assays. The mean TA values in HTLV-1 carriers and healthy volunteers were 1.8 and 0.7 TPG, respectively. The mean TA value in acute type patients was significantly higher than in the three other subject groups. The mean TL values in patients with acute and chronic types were 5.39 and 4.38 Kb, respectively, while the mean TL values in HTLV-1 carriers and healthy volunteers were 7.69 and 7.06 Kb, respectively. The mean TL values in all ATL patients and in non-ATL subjects were 5.2 and 7.3 Kb, respectively. The former value is significantly shorter than the latter (p < 0.01). Neither TA nor TL of ATL cells showed any significant association with the number of ATL cells, serum soluble interleukin-2 receptor, or serum lactate dehydrogenase in the peripheral blood of acute type patients. This suggests that the levels of TA and TL did not reflect the ATL tumor load. The median survival period of acute ATL patients with high TA and shortened TL was 0.47 years, however, which was significantly shorter than that of acute ATL patients with low TA and normal TL (4.21 years) (p < 0.002). These data suggest that high TA and shortened TL were associated with poorer prognosis, and that TA and TL may be novel markers for the prognosis of ATL patients.
    Leukemia and Lymphoma 04/2005; 46(3):393-9. · 2.61 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Serum levels of hepatocyte growth factor (HGF), a potent angiogenic factor, increase during various haematological malignancies. In this study, we examined serum HGF in 59 patients with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL). Serum HGF levels in NHL patients were increased, as were levels in patients with multiple myeloma, chronic myeloproliferative disorders, and myelodysplastic syndrome. Some 29 patients with T-cell lymphoma, including 20 with adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma, exhibited a significant increase in serum HGF, as did 23 with B-cell lymphoma. The levels of serum HGF correlated with increased neutrophil counts (r=0.487, p<0.0001), and also paralleled a neutrophil increase in NHL patients who received granulocyte-colony stimulating factor (G-CSF) at the nadir of neutrophil count following chemotherapy. Additionally, in in vitro experiments, HGF secretion from polymorphonuclear neutrophils and its expression in bone marrow myeloid cells were stimulated by G-CSF. Although HGF has been thought to be involved in the pathogenesis of NHL through its angiogenic activities, these results suggest that HGF production by neutrophils and myeloid lineage cells may also contribute to an increase in serum HGF in NHL patients.
    Oncology Reports 04/2005; 13(3):439-44. · 2.19 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The Kyushu Hematology Organization for Treatment (K-HOT) Study Group was organized in 1999 to study hematological disorders diagnosed in the participating institutions in the Kyushu district. We registered all new patients with hematological disorders and from February 2000 to the end of 2003, a total of 2908 patients had been registered. They include non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in 803 patients, leukemia in 556, multiple myeloma (MM) in 276, myelodysplastic syndrome in 273, and adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma (ATL) in 269 followed in a decreasing order by idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, aplastic anemia, and other benign hematological disorders and myeloproliferative disorders. The annual incidence of MM is estimated to be much higher than that previously reported. It is also confirmed that ATL is still one of the frequently encountered lymphoid malignancies in the Kyushu district.
    [Rinshō ketsueki] The Japanese journal of clinical hematology 07/2004; 45(6):478-80.
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    ABSTRACT: The Kyushu Hematology Organization for Treatment Study Group (K-HOT) consisted of 22 institutions specializing in hematology in Kyushu. This study is aimed at reviewing the daily practice of infection control for the treatment of hematological malignancies in our group. Nominal questionnaires were mailed to the hematology department in each institution from November 2001 to April 2002. For the first general surveys, 19 of 22 (86%) institutions responded. The second survey was mailed to the 19 respondents and 17 answered the detailed questionnaires with a response rate of 89%. Prophylactic use of trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (ST) against Pneumocystis carinii and anti-mycobacterial drugs in patients who had a history of tuberculosis was routine especially for patients with adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma (ATL). Furthermore, the neutrophil counts to start a granulocyte-colony stimulating factor appeared to be high in ATL as compared with other hematological malignancies. In the setting of autologous stem cell transplantation (SCT), prophylactic use of acyclovir, immunoglobulin and ST was not routine and was reduced in duration, if used at all, as compared with allogeneic SCT. For allogeneic SCT, the cumulative dose of immunoglobulin significantly varied from institutions to institutions. The benefit of this study is the ability to recognize practical management patterns for infection control.
    [Rinshō ketsueki] The Japanese journal of clinical hematology 08/2003; 44(7):483-90.
  • Nippon Shokakibyo Gakkai zasshi The Japanese journal of gastro-enterology 02/2003; 100(1):62-5.
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    ABSTRACT: 1998, a consensus meeting was held in Miyazaki, Japan, to develop an approach to management of febrile neutropenia (FN). The K-HOT study group decided to examine whether this proposal was applicable to clinical practice in a multicenter study. Patients who developed fever with neutrophil counts <1,000/microL were randomized to receive either a single antibiotic, cefepime or one of the carbapenems, or a combination of cefepime and an aminoglycoside. Patients who became afebrile within the first 3 days were continued on the same treatment. Patients who remained febrile were switched to a combination regimen if they were randomized to receive a single agent, and patients on combination medication were changed from cefepime to another cephalosporin. A total of 165 patients were entered into the trial. One hundred fifty-three patients were evaluable for response. The average age was 52 years, and 70% of the patients had acute leukemia. Severe neutropenia, defined as <100/microL at the time of FN, was seen in 62% of the patients on entry and during the course of treatment 71% of patients experienced neutrophil counts of <100/microL. Microbiologically documented infection was seen in 6.5% for monotherapy, and 10.5% for a combination treatment, and fever of unknown origin occurred in 75.3% and 59.2% of the patients in each regimen, respectively. Excellent to good response was seen in two-thirds of the patients in all treatment groups. Adverse events were minimal, and three early deaths were observed at days 9, 16, and 16 among patients treated with a single antibiotic and three in the combination regimen group at days 14, 15, and 20. These results indicate that cefepime or a carbapenem alone is as effective as a combination of cefepime and an aminoglycoside for treating FN.
    American Journal of Hematology 12/2002; 71(4):248-55. · 3.48 Impact Factor

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79 Citations
34.51 Total Impact Points


  • 2003–2012
    • Fukuoka University
      • Department of Internal Medicine
      Hukuoka, Fukuoka, Japan
    • Nagai Internal Medicine Clinic
      Okayama, Okayama, Japan
  • 2005
    • Miyazaki University
      • Department of Internal Medicine 3
      Миядзаки, Miyazaki, Japan