A M Forsblom

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The response to treatment with low-dose ara-C was studied in 102 consecutive patients; 79 with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) and 23 with acute myelogenous leukaemia (AML) following MDS. The aim was to find variables that could predict the response to treatment. All patients had clinical symptoms related to cytopenia. Peripheral blood values, bone marrow(More)
Thirteen patients with acute myelocytic leukemia (AML) and with clonal aberrations involving chromosome 3 were studied. Three patients had monosomy 3, four had trisomy 3, and six had structural aberrations of chromosome 3. In the majority of cases chromosome 3 aberrations were parts of complex karyotypes, but in two patients, the abnormalities appeared as(More)
Patients with myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) comprise an extremely heterogeneous group. There is a need for decision models both for predicting the natural course of the disease and the outcomes of different treatment alternatives. In 102 consecutive patients with MDS or acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) following MDS, pre-treatment variables were studied(More)
Treatment with granulocyte colony-stimulating factor plus erythropoietin may improve haemoglobin levels in patients with ringsideroblastic anaemia (RARS) and reduce bone marrow apoptosis. We studied bone marrow from 10 RARS patients, two of whom were also investigated after successful treatment. Mononuclear, erythroid and CD34+ cells were analysed with(More)
Treatment with granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) plus erythropoietin may synergistically improve hemoglobin levels and reduce bone marrow apoptosis in patients with refractory anemia with ringed sideroblasts (RARS). Fas-induced caspase activity is increased in RARS bone marrow cells. We showed that G-CSF significantly reduced Fas-mediated(More)
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