Yuichi Kodama

Yuichi Kodama
Kagoshima University | Kadai · Department of Pediatrics

Doctor of Medicine

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We herein report a 13-year-old boy with a chief complaint of abdominal pain and a palpable mass. Contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT) scan showed an abdominal bulky tumor involving the ascending colon causing severe stenosis, with multiple abdominal lymph node metastases detected by positron emission tomography (PET)-CT. Laparoscopic radical...
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The pathogenesis of cyclophosphamide (CY)-induced cardiotoxicity remains unknown, and methods for its prevention have not been established. To elucidate acute structural changes in myocardial cells and pathways leading to myocardial damage in mice treated with high-dose CY, we performed detailed pathological analyses of myocardial tissue obtained f...
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Ponatinib is effective in adults with Philadelphia chromosome-positive (Ph+) leukemia, resistant or intolerant to second-generation tyrosine kinase inhibitors, but there are limited data on its use in children. The clinical courses of nine pediatric patients with Ph+ acute lymphoblastic leukemia (Ph+ ALL) and four with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML...
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Drug resistance is a major problem in treatment with nelarabine, and its resolution requires elucidation of the underlying mechanisms. We established two nelarabine-resistant subclones of the human T-cell lymphoblastic leukemia cell line CCRF-CEM. The resistant subclones showed changes in the expression of several genes related to nelarabine intrac...
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Aims: Philadelphia chromosome-positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia (Ph+ALL) patients generally have a poor prognosis when treated with chemotherapy alone. In adults, allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) in first complete remission is still the standard strategy for Ph+ALL. However, in children, HSCT should be avoided as much a...
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Herein, we describe a 14-year-old female patient with B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia who relapsed in early consolidation. Minimal residual disease-negative complete remission was obtained after 1 cycle of inotuzumab ozogamicin therapy. She underwent HLA-haploidentical peripheral blood stem cell transplantation after a myeloablative c...
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Herein, we describe a 13-year-old male adolescent who had chronic thrombocytopenia since infancy. In this case, X-linked thrombocytopenia (XLT) was suspected owing to a family history of chronic thrombocytopenia and small-sized platelets. Moreover, the patient was refractory to immunoglobulin therapy. The Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome protein (WASP) exp...
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Although chronic norovirus infection has been reported in immunocompromized patients receiving chemotherapy or undergoing transplantation, there have been few reports of nosocomial norovirus outbreaks associated with persistent norovirus excretion in a patient receiving corticosteroid therapy. In a medical ward with several patients receiving corti...
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Although concurrent bacteremia in siblings is rare, serotype 24F Streptococcus pneumoniae was isolated from the blood of twin 1-year-old girls within a 3-day interval, supporting the high invasive potential of this serotype. As the prevalence of childhood serotype 24F-invasive pneumococcal diseases increases in Europe and the Western Pacific Region...
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Pediatric anaplastic large-cell lymphoma (ALCL), which is characterized by strong expression of CD30, is usually responsive to multidrug chemotherapy. Brentuximab vedotin (BV) which is an anti-CD30 antibody-drug conjugate is a promising drug with effects on relapsing or refractory ALCL. However, its effects may not be sufficient for the central ner...
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We report the first case of liver abscess due to Sterigmatomyces halophilus. Because this pathogen grows poorly in culture medium without added salts, it was identified by sequencing analysis targeting the rRNA gene internal transcribed spacer (ITS) region. This method could be useful for pathogens that cannot be cultured using standard methods.
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Background Fatal adverse effects or relapse can occur with excessive or insufficient busulfan exposure in hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. As busulfan is mainly metabolized by glutathione S‐transferase (GST), we investigated the influence of GST gene polymorphisms on busulfan pharmacokinetics in Japanese pediatric patients. Methods Blood s...
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Here, we report the case of a 9-year-old girl with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) developed from systemic mastocytosis (SM). She experienced bladder and rectal disturbance due to an extramedullary nodule in the paraspinal region of the sacrum. Cytogenetic and genetic analyses of leukemic cells revealed the KIT D816Y mutation besides t (8;21) (q22:q22...
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We examined 3 pediatric patients with bilineal acute leukemia. Patient 1 with B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) with B-ALL dominance responded well to prednisolone and ALL-type induction therapy. Patients 2 and 3 with T-ALL and AML with AML dominance responded poorly to prednisolone. Patient 2 was resist...
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Weight gain is often observed in children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) who undergo chemotherapy including steroids. An increase in body mass index (BMI)-standard deviation score (SDS) during induction therapy is reported as a risk factor for obesity after treatment. However, risk factors of an increase in BMI-SDS during induction therapy...
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We report the case of a 12-year-old girl who developed Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) and optic neuritis (ON) following Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection. Her symptoms, including bilateral vision impairment and tingling in her hands and right foot, were resolved after methylprednisolone pulse therapy. Serum anti-galactocerebroside (Gal-C) IgM antibodi...
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We describe the case of a 23-month-old male infant with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-associated lymphoproliferative disorder, which mimicked the recurrence of EBV-associated hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis. Chemotherapy with dexamethasone, etoposide, and cyclosporine resolved fever, hepatosplenomegaly, and pancytopenia. However, on day 81 of illness...
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This retrospective study compared the use of thiamylal plus pentazocine (TP) to ketamine plus midazolam (KM) in children with leukemia who were undergoing bone marrow aspiration and/or intrathecal chemotherapy. A total of 268 procedures in 35 children with leukemia were retrospectively analyzed for efficacy and adverse events. All procedures were s...
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Metaiodobenzylguanidine (MIBG) scans are sensitive testing tools for neuroblastoma. Persistent positive MIBG scans in patients with stage 3 neuroblastoma have previously been found to indicate maturation rather than regression. We assessed the significance of this finding in stage 4 neuroblastoma in the present study. Fifteen consecutive pediatric...
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Background Osteoporosis can lead to spontaneous fractures in adults with cerebral palsy (CP). Undercarboxylated osteocalcin (ucOC) is a useful marker for vitamin K insufficiency in osteoporosis. The primary objective of this study was to determine the effect of vitamin K2 on bone mineral density (BMD) in adults with CP and vitamin K insufficiency....
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Background: In the tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) era, outcomes after salvage therapy for relapsed or refractory Philadelphia chromosome-positive (Ph+) acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) remain unclear. Procedure: The clinical courses of 19 patients with relapse (n = 13) or induction failure (n = 6) in the Japanese Pediatric Leukemia/Lymphoma S...
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Behçet disease (BD) is rarely seen in children. Its clinical manifestations are believed to differ between pediatric and adult patients. The characteristics of BD complicated by myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) are well established for adult patients; however, because only a few cases of pediatric-onset BD complicated by MDS have been reported, its c...
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Drug-induced cardiomyopathy can be life-threatening in patients with cancer. Our objective was to explore early detection of drug-induced cardiomyopathy in children with cancer. We enrolled pediatric outpatients diagnosed with cancer between 2012 and 2013. In addition, we recruited pediatric outpatients in good general condition without cardiac dis...
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We report the case of a 1-year-old girl with stage 4 neuroblastoma who developed massive hemothorax due to tumor invasion before treatment. She presented with tachypnea, worsening anemia, and oxygen desaturation. Hemothorax was diagnosed based on chest radiography, ultrasonography, and diagnostic thoracic puncture results. High neuron-specific enol...
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Cat scratch disease (CSD) is an infectious disease caused by Bartonella henselae. Atypical clinical presentations of CSD include prolonged fever and multiple hepatosplenic lesions, although these are rare. Furthermore, multiple renal lesions are extremely rare in CSD. The patient was an 11-year-old Japanese girl who had a prolonged fever of unknown...
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Background: Nelarabine has been used for the treatment of T-cell malignancies including T-acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL)/T-lymphoblastic lymphoma. However, the mechanisms that underlie the susceptibility or resistance to nelarabine have not been fully elucidated. The aim of this study was to determine the significance of nelarabine transport...
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We herein describe a 7-year-old male with refractory acute myeloid leukemia who relapsed 9 months after bone marrow transplantation from human leukocyte antigen (HLA) -identical sibling. He received 2 cycles of FLAG chemotherapy, however, complete remission was not obtained. In addition, sepsis due to viridans group streptococci occurred in 2 of 2...
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Recent studies revealed that a substantial proportion of patients with high-risk B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia (BCP-ALL) harbor fusions involving tyrosine kinase and cytokine receptors, such as ABL1, PDGFRB, JAK2 and CRLF2, which are targeted by tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs). In the present study, transcriptome analysis or multi...
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An 8-year-old boy developed anorexia, fatigue, and fever. Laboratory examination revealed a high white blood cell (WBC) count of 145×10/μL with 97.5% abnormal promyelocytic cells that contained Auer bodies. Faggot cells were seen. He was diagnosed with acute promyelocytic leukemia. Later, a chromosome analysis showed 46,XY,t(15;17)(q22;q12). Promye...
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Stenotrophomonas maltophilia causes pneumonia and CVC-CRBSI in HSCT. However, there are few reports of pyomyositis due to S. maltophilia. We report a patient with CRBSI and pyomyositis due to S. maltophilia after allogeneic HSCT who was successfully treated by removing the CVC and antibiotics without surgical drainage. Removing the CVC and the comb...
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Epstein-Barr virus associated lymphoproliferative disorder (EBV-LPD) occurs in patients with immunodeficiency, but it has not been well described in patients who have received chemotherapy for solid tumors. We describe a child with rhabdomyosarcoma who developed isolated central nervous system (CNS) EBV-LPD during combination chemotherapy with vinc...
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Optimizing systemic busulfan exposure, the area under the concentration–time curve (AUC), improves the outcomes for hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). The AUC is conventionally calculated using six plasma concentrations (AUC0–∞) drawn after the first of 16 intravenous busulfan doses given as a 2-h infusion every 6 h. The aim of the pre...
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The pathogenesis of venous malformation needs to be clarified and, although various treatment modalities are available, an optimal treatment has not been established. A 19-year-old girl presented with venous malformation of the rectosigmoid colon. She showed severe anemia due to rectal hemorrhage; her hemoglobin (Hb) level was 4.9 g/dl. A large ven...
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A standard treatment is yet to be established for steroid-refractory acute aGVHD following HSCT. The effects of MMF have not been well studied in children with aGVHD. We evaluated the effectiveness of oral MMF in 14 children with steroid-refractory aGVHD (grade II in one patient, grade III to IV in 13 patients). The median initial dose of MMF was 4...
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Incorporation of imatinib into chemotherapeutic regimens has improved the prognosis of children with Philadelphia chromosome-positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia (Ph+ALL). We investigated a role of imatinib immediately before hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). Children with Ph+ALL were enrolled on JPLSG Ph+ALL 04 Study within 1 week o...
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Figure S1. Kinetics of MRD during treatment. Each dot indicates each patient. Time points are shown in Figure 1. MRD, minimal residual disease.
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A four-year-old girl on maintenance therapy for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) complained of a headache and low back pain on the day she received her 21st intrathecal methotrexate (it-MTX) administration, and the next day experienced numbness and pain in her foot. This numbness gradually spread to her hand. She thereafter developed a fever and...
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The effect of folinic acid (FA) on toxicity secondary to the use of methotrexate (MTX) for the prevention of graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) has not been determined. We retrospectively analyzed data from 111 patients who received allogeneic bone marrow transplantation (allo-BMT) in our institution. Fifty patients did not receive FA (non-FA), 37 re...
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A 7-year-old girl with Philadelphia chromosome-positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia developed recurrent fever and meralgia paresthetica (MP) during chemotherapy, which resolved after administration of antibiotics. Five months after the onset of these symptoms, enhanced computed tomography showed a periappendiceal abscess extending into the psoas m...
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Bone marrow transplantation (BMT) has been used with increasing frequency to treat congenital bone marrow failure syndrome (CBMFs) successfully. Decision to perform BMT, however, is difficult in the case of comorbidity because of regimen-related toxicities. We describe here a child with CBMFs, severe cerebral palsy (CP) at Gross Motor Function Clas...
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We evaluated the efficacy of CRT and IT chemotherapy, in addition to conditioning including TBI, for the prevention of CNS relapse, in allogeneic HSCT for childhood ALL. From January 1999 to December 2009, a total of 48 patients, without previous or presenting CNS involvement, underwent HSCT for ALL. All patients received myeloablative conditioning...
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Low-dose methotrexate (LD-MTX) has long been included in prophylaxis regimens for acute graft-versus-host disease (aGVHD). In addition, LD-MTX is expected as a treatment option to control aGVHD by regulating the cytokine network. In this study, we retrospectively evaluated 35 patients with steroid-refractory acute GVHD to evaluate the safety and ef...
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A 5-year-old girl with precursor B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia developed peripheral-type right facial palsy and very faint erythema on her right pinna during maintenance therapy. Acyclovir was started for possible zoster infection. The following day, vesicles appeared and a diagnosis of Ramsay Hunt syndrome was made. Prednisolone was started...
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A 3-year-old girl with acute myeloid leukemia underwent unrelated cord blood stem cell transplantation (UCBT) due to primary induction failure. Fourteen days after UCBT, she developed central venous catheter (CVC)-related bloodstream infection due to Chryseobacterium indologenes. Despite ciprofloxacin and minocycline being administered according to...
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Introduction: We report the case of a patient who developed symptoms of acute cerebellar ataxia (ACA) after administration of the human papilloma virus (HPV)-16/18 vaccine. Patient and method: This patient developed symptoms of ACA, including nausea, vertigo, severe limb and truncal ataxia, and bilateral spontaneous continuous horizontal nystagm...
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The wide variety of clinical courses that lead to the development of severe aplastic anemia (AA) makes it difficult to speculate whether treatment for AA is required in the early phase. The objective of this study was to identify a method for predicting the clinical course of AA at the onset of the disease. First, in healthy adults, vascular endoth...
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2554 Aims Children with Ph+ALL generally have a poor prognosis when treated with chemotherapy alone. The timing and duration of the use of imatinib has not been determined. We investigated a role of imatinib immediately before HSCT. Methods All the patients with ALL were screened for diagnosis of Ph+ALL using RT-PCR. Children with Ph+ALL were enr...
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Okamoto Y, Kodama Y, Nishikawa T, Yamaki Y, Mougi H, Masamoto I, Tanabe T, Shinkoda Y, Kawano Y. Successful bone marrow transplantation for children with aplastic anemia based on a best-available evidence strategy. Pediatr Transplantation 2010: 14:980–985. © 2010 John Wiley & Sons A/S. Abstract: A best-available evidence strategy, i.e., the best-av...
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A 7-month-old girl with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) developed acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) during the pancytopenic period after induction chemotherapy. Respiratory failure did not improve despite intensive treatments. Eventually, hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) was diagnosed based on hemophagocytosis in bone marrow, and high...
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Early markers for predicting the severity of neutropenic fever (NF) in patients with hemato-oncological patients have not yet been established. Reactive oxygen species are known to play an important role in the antimicrobial function of neutrophils. The aim of this study was to determine the serum levels of derivatives of reactive oxygen metabolite...
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Bone Marrow Transplantation is a high quality, peer-reviewed journal covering all aspects of clinical and basic haemopoietic stem cell transplantation.
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To evaluate the ocular hypertensive response to repetitive cycles of high-dose systemic corticosteroid in young patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Five patients up to 6 years of age with ALL who received chemotherapy between November 2003 and March 2005 were examined. As maintenance therapy, they received oral or intravenous dexameth...
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We report a 16-year-old woman patient with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) who developed severe critical illness polyneuropathy (CIP). She developed Bacillus cereus sepsis with multiple brain abscesses after chemotherapy. Although she was successfully treated and her general condition recovered, she could not stand. CIP was diagnosed based on th...
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ITR after BMT in cases of acute lymphoblastic leukemia is relatively rare. Treatment for ITR after BMT generally consists of a combination of local irradiation, orchiectomy, and systemic chemotherapy. However, the effectiveness of these modalities has not been established. Both irradiation and systemic chemotherapy including a second transplantatio...
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We report a 10-yr-old boy who developed CIPS after a second allogeneic BMT for severe aplastic anemia. He received the second BMT from the same HLA-matched sibling donor 16 months after the first BMT due to secondary graft failure. The preparative regimen for the second BMT consisted of fludarabine, cyclophosphamide, and anti-thymocyte globulin. Pr...
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Background: We previously reported that interleukin (IL)-8 increased up to 207 pg/ml in vivo after administration of granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) at a dose 5μg/kg for five days to mobilize peripheral blood stem cells (PBSC) in hematopoietic stem cell transplantation in cancer patients or healthy donors. Since pre-apheresis serum IL...
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We describe a case of an 11-year-old girl who presented with osteomyelitis of the vertebrae and right femur due to Bartonella henselae. Her only symptom was prolonged fever without focal pain. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and nested polymerase chain reaction (PCR) were useful for the diagnosis. Osteomyelitis due to B. henselae should be conside...
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Indications for RIST have not been established in patients with solid tumors. In this study, we performed RIST as immunotherapy in a 13-yr-old girl with intractable but not progressive osteosarcoma, which originated from the inter-costal region. Carcinomatous pleurisy suddenly developed after the start of a conditioning regimen that included Flu an...

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