Óscar González-Llano

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Aplastic anemia (AA) is most frequently due to autoimmune attack on its own stem cells. Alemtuzumab is a monoclonal antibody which recognizes the CD52 antigen on the surface of T and B cells. It has proved useful in autoimmune diseases, lymphoproliferative conditions, and graft versus host disease. Based on its immunosuppressive properties, we treated 14 AA(More)
Using a non-myeloablative, immunosuppressive, fludarabine-based conditioning regimen, we performed allogeneic peripheral blood stem cell transplants totally on an outpatient basis in four patients (two with chronic myelogenous leukemia, one with acute myelogenous leukemia and one with thalassemia major). The median granulocyte recovery time to 0.5 x 109/l(More)
OBJECTIVE By applying receiver operating characteristic curve analysis, the objective of this study was to see whether hemoglobin levels reflect body iron stores in a group of pregnant women at term who, by using serum ferritin as the reference test, had a high pre-test probability of having iron deficiency anemia. Likewise, we evaluated the ability of(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic graft-versus-host disease is a common late complication of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Corticosteroids are the standard initial treatment. Second-line treatment has not been well defined. We evaluated the effectiveness and safety of low doses of alemtuzumab plus low doses of rituximab in the treatment of(More)
Allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is an effective strategy for preventing relapse of acute myelogenous leukemia (AML). We analyzed the outcome of 31 primary AML patients who received a reduced-intensity conditioning regimen for allogeneic HSCT in first or second remission. Thirty-one AML patients, 20 in first complete remission(More)
The treatment of steroid-refractory acute graft-versus-host disease (aGVHD) remains a clinical challenge, for which no standard therapy exists. Alemtuzumab is a humanized anti-CD52 monoclonal antibody (mAb) that has been successfully used as part of conditioning regimens for hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) to prevent GVHD. The purpose of this(More)
A group of 21 consecutive patients aged 4-20 (median 13) years was prospectively allografted using a reduced intensity preparative regimen. The group included both malignant (acute lymphoblastic leukemia, acute myelogenous leukemia, and chronic myelogenous leukemia) and nonmalignant (aplastic anemia, Diamond-Blackfan anemia, thalassemia major and(More)