Annalisa Ruggeri

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BACKGROUND Umbilical-cord blood (UCB) is increasingly considered as an alternative to peripheral blood progenitor cells (PBPCs) or bone marrow, especially when an HLA-matched adult unrelated donor is not available. We aimed to determine the optimal role of UCB grafts in transplantation for adults with acute leukaemia, and to establish whether current(More)
We report outcomes after single (s) and double (d) umbilical cord blood transplantation (UCBT) after myeloablative conditioning (MAC) regimen for 239 patients transplanted for acute leukemia in first complete remission (CR1). All sUCBT patients received a total nucleated cell dose >2.5 × 107/kg. Conditioning regimen for sUCBT was total body irradiation(More)
We studied the effect of allele-level matching at human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-A, -B, -C, and -DRB1 in 1568 single umbilical cord blood (UCB) transplantations for hematologic malignancy. The primary end point was nonrelapse mortality (NRM). Only 7% of units were allele matched at HLA-A, -B, -C, and -DRB1; 15% were mismatched at 1, 26% at 2, 30% at 3, 16%(More)
BACKGROUND The importance of matching at the HLA C locus has not been well defined for unrelated umbilical-cord blood transplantation. The selection algorithm for umbilical-cord blood units generally considers intermediate resolution HLA typing at A and B and allele-level typing at DRB1. We aimed to establish the relative importance of additional matching(More)
Between 1985 and 1995, 33 cases of clinoidal meningioma were surgically treated by pterional approach. In 6 cases, according to the grading scale of Al-Mefty, the lesions were group I, having originated from the lower part of the clinoid; in 22 cases, the lesions were group II, having originated from the upper or lateral part of the clinoid process; and in(More)
Double unrelated cord blood transplant (dUCBT) has been used to circumvent cell dose limitation of single UCBT; however, few data are available describing outcomes, infectious disease, and immune recovery. We analyzed 35 consecutive dUCBT recipients with high-risk malignant disorders (n=21) and bone marrow failure syndromes (n=14). Median follow-up was 32(More)
Outcomes after unmanipulated haploidentical stem cell transplantation (Haplo) and after unrelated cord blood transplantation (UCBT) are encouraging and have become alternative options to treat patients with high-risk acute leukemia without human leukocyte antigen (HLA) matched donor. We compared outcomes after UCBT and Haplo in adults with de novo acute(More)
Information is scarce on outcomes after unrelated cord blood transplantation (UCBT) for patients with severe aplastic anemia (SAA). We retrospectively analyzed 71 patients (median age, 13 years; 28 adults) with SAA (9 with paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria [PNH]) who received a single-unit (n = 57; 79%) or double-unit UCBT (n = 14; 19%) in 32 centers(More)
We analyzed the outcomes of 485 patients with thalassemia major (TM) or sickle cell disease (SCD) receiving HLA-identical sibling cord blood transplantation (CBT, n = 96) or bone marrow transplantation (BMT, n = 389). Compared with patients given BMT, CBT recipients were significantly younger (median age 6 vs 8 years, P = .02), and were treated more(More)
We studied patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) over age 50 and in first complete remission (CR1) after adult unrelated donor (URD) (n = 441, 8/8 HLA matched; n = 94, 7/8 HLA matched) or umbilical cord blood (UCB; n = 205) transplantations. UCB recipients achieved CR1 within 8 weeks less often, and received reduced-intensity conditioning and(More)