Angela M Granata

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The wide spectrum of clonal hematopoietic disorders that fall under the broad diagnostic category of myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) consist of a family of bone marrow malignancies - with ineffective, inadequate, and dysplastic hematopoiesis, and with an increased risk of life-threatening infections, bleeding, and progression to acute myeloid leukemia (AML)(More)
Recently, the administration of high-dose cyclophosphamide (Cy) after T cell-replete haploidentical stem cell infusion has been reported to be feasible and effective. In the original study, bone marrow (BM) was used as the source of stem cells. Here, we retrospectively analyzed the use of BM versus peripheral blood stem cells (PBSCs) in a cohort of patients(More)
BACKGROUND The optimal combination of fludarabine, busulfan, and antithymocyte globulin (ATG) for reduced-intensity conditioning (RIC) transplantation has not been established. ATG plays a pivotal role in the prevention of graft-versus-host disease (GvHD), but it is associated with a higher relapse rate and an elevated incidence of infections when high(More)
It has recently been shown that a T cell-replete allogeneic (allo) hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) from a haploidentical donor (haplo-ID) could be a valid treatment for hematological malignancies. However, little data exist concerning older populations. We provided transplantation to 31 patients over the age of 55 years from a haplo-ID and(More)
Richter's syndrome is defined as the transformation of low-grade lymphoma to a more aggressive high-grade malignant form, usually diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. Hodgkin's lymphoma variant of Richter transformation is relatively rare, and only approximately 100 cases have been reported in the literature. This study examined a case of a 53-year-old woman who(More)
Patients with relapsed or refractory Hodgkin lymphoma (RR-HL) have poor outcomes. Brentuximab vedotin (BV), an antibody-drug conjugate comprising an anti-CD30 antibody conjugated to the potent anti-microtubule agent, monomethyl auristatin E, induces high tumour responses with moderate adverse effects. In a retrospective study, we describe objective response(More)
Over the past decade, invasive fungal infections (IFIs) have remained an important problem in patients undergoing allogeneic haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (Allo-HSCT). The optimal approach for prophylactic antifungal therapy has yet to bedetermined. We conducted a retrospective analysis, comparing the safety and efficacy of micafungin 50mg/day(More)
BACKGROUND Splanchnic vein thrombosis (SVT) is a severe complication of essential thrombocythemia (ET). No clear explanation has been given for the occurrence of thrombosis in this unusual site in patients with ET, but the existence of a specific association between unexplained SVT and the JAK2 mutation has been reported. METHODS AND RESULTS The present(More)
BACKGROUND Anaemia is a risk factor for death, adverse cardiovascular outcomes and poor quality of life in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Erythropoietin Stimulating Agents (ESA) are the most used treatment option. In observational studies, higher haemoglobin (Hb) levels (around 11-13 g/dL) are associated with improved survival and quality of(More)