Alexandros Spyridonidis

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Toxicity-reduced conditioning is being used for allogeneic stem cell transplantation in older and/or comorbid patients. We report on the treatment of 133 patients (median age: 55.6 years [23-73 years]) with acute myeloid leukemia (AML)/myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS; n = 81), myeloproliferative syndromes (MPS; n = 20), and lymphoid malignancies (n = 32)(More)
The ability of bone marrow (BM) samples to generate confluent stromal layers in long-term BM cultures (LTBMC) was used as a surrogate assay to determine the in vivo toxic effects of different conditionings on stromal cells. Here, 32 patients receiving a fludarabine-based reduced intensity conditioning regimen (FBM) were compared to those in a control group(More)
Invasive candidiasis is a life-threatening infection in patients with haematological malignancies. The objective of our study was to determine the incidence, microbiological characteristics and clinical outcome of candidaemia among hospitalized adult patients with haematological malignancies. This is a population-based, prospective, multicentre study of(More)
Both conventional chimerism analysis (CCA) and lineage-specific chimerism analysis (LCA) have potential pitfalls as diagnostic means for the detection of minimal residual disease after allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (aHCT). Therefore, the present study examines the results of both methods in order to determine how predictive consecutive(More)
Bone marrow transplantation in animals has been shown to generate epithelial populations, a phenomenon that has also recently been suggested to take place after human hematopoietic cell transplantation. However, reports in humans are not conclusive because they still leave open the possibility that the identified donor-derived cells are not epithelial cells(More)
The value of prophylactic donor lymphocyte infusion (pDLI) is unclear and differs among diseases and transplantation protocols. Experience with this approach in patients with acute leukemia undergoing hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) with an alemtuzumab-incorporating conditioning protocol is lacking. We conducted a single-center prospective study to(More)
Summary:Donor lymphocyte infusions (DLIs) provide effective therapy for patients with various hematological malignancies who have relapsed after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). In patients with multiple myeloma (MM), DLIs can induce response rates of 40–52%. DLIs were employed as treatment for MM relapse or as prophylaxis for(More)
We present a phase II study of fludarabine 5 × 30 mg/m2, thiotepa 3 × 5 mg/kg as preparative regimen specifically for allogeneic second haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HCT) after failure of previous HCT. Forty-nine patients (median age 52 years, range 27–68) received an allogeneic second HCT after failed autologous (n=29) or allogeneic (n=20) HCT.(More)
Despite major improvements in allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation over the past decades, corticosteroid-refractory (SR) acute (a) and chronic (c) graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) cause high mortality. Preclinical evidence indicates the potent anti-inflammatory properties of the JAK1/2 inhibitor ruxolitinib. In this retrospective survey, 19 stem(More)
Here we investigated the influence of parameters known before hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) as well as the relevance of graft-versus-host disease (GvHD) and cytomegalovirus (CMV) reactivation on post transplant lymphocyte reconstitution in 148 patients treated in our institution between 1996 and 2003. Median patient age was 42 (19–68)(More)