A N Huenerlituerkoglu

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We found that composition of cell subsets within the CD34+ cell population is markedly altered in chronic phase (CP) chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). Specifically, proportions and absolute cell counts of common myeloid progenitors (CMP) and megakaryocyte–erythrocyte progenitors (MEP) are significantly greater in comparison to normal bone marrow whereas(More)
We conducted a randomised trial comparing an intensified versus a standard conditioning regimen for high-dose chemotherapy followed by autologous stem-cell transplantation in patients with multiple myeloma. In this study, 56 patients were randomly assigned for high-dose therapy with melphalan 200 mg/m2 or with idarubicin 42 mg/m2, melphalan 200 mg/m2 and(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to investigate preservation of anti-leukemic activity and protection from opportunistic infections after transplantation of allogeneic + cells in patients with hematologic malignancies and bad prognosis. Methods Thirty-three patients [median age 42 years, range 23-55 years, diagnosis AML/myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS)(More)
Thalidomide is thought to have anti-angiogenic and immunomodulatory properties, including suppression of tumor necrosis factor-alpha, effects on interleukins and interferons, down-regulation of some cell adhesion molecules, and changes in the proportion of lymphocyte subsets. It is unclear whether the clinical response to thalidomide in patients with(More)
Acute graft-versus-host disease (aGVHD) is a serious complication of allogeneic peripheral blood stem cell transplantation (PBSCT). Patients with severe aGVHD not responding to treatment with steroids have a poor prognosis. We treated four patients with severe aGVHD refractory to steroids with infliximab, a chimeric human/mouse antiTNFα antibody. Patients(More)
Spontaneous rupture of the spleen is a rare but serious and life-threatening complication of treatment with granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF). A few case reports address the occurrence of splenic rupture after filgrastim therapy, mostly in healthy donors of peripheral blood stem cells, but also in patients with acute myelogenous leukemia,(More)
For patients with acute myeloid leukemia refractory to intensive chemotherapy prognosis is very poor and treatment options are limited. 5-Azacytidine, a demethylating drug, is effective in the treatment of myelodysplastic syndromes when administered at a low-dose, subcutaneously. We report a case of a patient with AML refractory to induction chemotherapy as(More)
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