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)
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)
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)
Pulmonary hypertension is defined as an increased systolic pulmonary pressure of >30 mm Hg, and it shows a 40% prevalence in hemodialysis patients due to vascular access (both central venous catheter and arteriovenous fistula). Secondary pulmonary hypertension in chronic kidney disease patients is strictly related to pulmonary circulation impairment(More)
Nonmyeloablative (NMA) regimens allow the use of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT) in patients considered unfit for standard myeloablative conditioning (MAC) regimens using high-dose alkylating agents with or without total body irradiation (TBI). Reduced-intensity conditioning (RIC) regimens, based on fludarabine (Flu), busulfan(More)
The introduction of reduced intensity/toxicity conditioning regimens has allowed allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation to be performed in patients who were previously considered too old or otherwise unfit. Although it led to a reduction in non-relapse mortality, disease control remains a major challenge. We studied the outcome of 165 patients with(More)
Conditioning regimen including fludarabine, intravenous busulfan (Bx), and 5 mg/kg total dose of rabbit antithymocyte globulin (r-ATG) (FBx-ATG) results in low incidence of graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) and non-relapse mortality (NRM) after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (Allo-HSCT) from HLA-matched related or unrelated donors (MUD).(More)
Bisphosphonates (BPs) are the current standard of care for bone lesions in patients with multiple myeloma (MM) but they are associated with a number of side effects such as osteonecrosis of the jaw. The exact mechanisms of osteonecrosis are not elucidated, and its physiopathology is based on several hypotheses such as a decrease in bone remodeling or an(More)