T Katsurada

Kishiwada City Hospital, Kisiwada, Ōsaka, Japan

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Publications (5)8.92 Total impact

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    ABSTRACT: High-dose therapy with peripheral blood stem cell transplantation (HDT/PBSCT) was performed as one aspect of front-line therapy in patients with poor-risk aggressive non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (high-intermediate/high risk) according to the age-adjusted international prognostic index (aaIPI). Twenty-nine patients were enrolled in this study between November 1994 and March 1999. CHOP + etoposide (CHOP-E) was used as an initial chemotherapy and as a chemotherapy agent for the purpose of cell harvesting. Peripheral blood stem cells were harvested from 17 patients, and HDT with CEC (carboplatin, etoposide, cyclophosphamide)/PBSCT was performed in 11 patients. Eighteen patients dropped out, including five for whom CHOP-E therapy was ineffective and 5 who did not give consent for cell harvesting or HDT/PBSCT. CHOP-E therapy produced complete remission (CR) in 15 out of 26 patients (58%) after discounting the 3 who were ineligible among the 29 who were initially enrolled. The median observation period after PBSCT in the 11 patients who underwent HDT/PBSCT was 25 months (3 to 50 months), and the 3-year disease-free survival rate was 73%. No serious complications associated with the transplantation were observed. We were able to confirm the feasibility and safety of HDT/PBSCT as one form of front-line therapy for aggressive non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in patients under 60 years of age.
    [Rinshō ketsueki] The Japanese journal of clinical hematology 04/2001; 42(3):191-8.
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    ABSTRACT: Leukemia with megakaryocytic involvement has a poor prognosis. MX2 is a new morpholino anthracycline that is effective against various leukemic cell lines. This study examined the antitumor activity of MX2 against human megakaryocytic cell lines, including CMK, CMK11-5, MEG-01, and UT-7, and investigated the role of apoptosis in the cytotoxicity of this drug. To quantify the extent of apoptosis induced by MX2, we used the in situ terminal deoxynucleotide transferase assay and the histone-associated DNA fragmentation assay. The cytotoxic effect of MX2 on CMK cells was reduced by various inhibitors of apoptosis. To our knowledge, this is the first report showing that apoptosis is involved in the killing of megakaryocytic cell lines by an antileukemic agent. We suggest that MX2 may be useful for the treatment of megakaryocytic leukemia.
    Experimental Hematology 10/1997; 25(10):1077-83. · 2.81 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: We report an unusual case of a patient who was cured of one autoimmune disease (palmoplantar pustular psoriasis (PPP)) but developed another autoimmune disease (autoimmune thyroiditis) after allogeneic BMT. A 40-year-old man suffering from AML with PPP underwent allogeneic BMT from his HLA-identical sister for the treatment of AML. The patient experienced complete clearance of the cutaneous PPP despite the cessation of immunosuppressive therapy for over 2 years. However, he developed hyperthyroidism with anti-thyroglobulin antibodies 5 months after BMT, although he had showed normal thyroid functions without anti-thyroglobulin antibodies before BMT. The donor had no history of thyroid diseases and showed normal thyroid functions but was positive for anti-thyroglobulin antibodies. Thus, even when the donor is in a subclinical state, autoimmune thyroiditis may be transferred from donors to recipients by BMT.
    Bone Marrow Transplantation 06/1997; 19(10):1041-3. DOI:10.1038/sj.bmt.1700789 · 3.47 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: A 28-year-old severe hemophiliac with a factor VIII inhibitor was admitted to our hospital with a massive and serious intraperitoneal hematoma. He was a high-responder patient showing maximal serum inhibitor levels as high as 255 Bethesda Units/ml (BU/ml). He was successfully treated with "bypass therapy" using a prothrombin complex concentrate (PCC).
    Internal Medicine 05/1996; 35(4):319-22. DOI:10.2169/internalmedicine.35.319 · 0.97 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: In five patients with acute monoblastic leukemia (AMoL), the ultrastructural localization of myeloperoxidase (MPO) activity was investigated by two methods, one generally used for the detection of MPO and the other for the detection of platelet peroxidase. The MPO-positive rate achieved was lower with the former method than with the later, indicating that MPO is degraded during the fixation of AMoL cells for electron microscopy. If the ultrastructural MPO positivity of leukemic cells varies when different detection methods are used, the possibility of monocytic leukemia should be considered.
    International Journal of Hematology 01/1994; 59(1):17-23. · 1.68 Impact Factor