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A haematopoietic SCT (HSCT) can cause severe side effects, which may have a profound impact on a patient's life both physically and psychologically. Some studies have shown that physical activity has positive effects for inpatients after an HSCT. Therefore, the question arises whether a controlled exercise programme right from the beginning of the(More)
UNLABELLED An allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) can have profound and lasting adverse effects on a patient's physical and psychological well-being. So far, only few studies have investigated the effectiveness of physical activity over the entire inpatient phase of an allogeneic HSCT. PURPOSE We performed a randomized controlled(More)
Tyrosine kinase inhibitors represent today's treatment of choice in chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). Allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is regarded as salvage therapy. This prospective randomized CML-study IIIA recruited 669 patients with newly diagnosed CML between July 1997 and January 2004 from 143 centers. Of these, 427 patients(More)
This multicentre, randomised, double-blind study was designed to compare the anti-emetic efficacy and safety of single oral doses of dolasetron mesilate with that of the approved oral, multiple-dose regimen of ondansetron in 399 cancer patients receiving moderately emetogenic chemotherapy. Single oral doses of 25, 50, 100 or 200 mg of dolasetron mesilate(More)
This retrospective study reported the outcome of 97 adult acute lymphoblastic leukemia patients who received a reduced-intensity conditioning allogeneic stem cell transplantation. With a median follow-up of 2.8 years, two year overall-survival, leukemia-free survival and non-relapse mortality were significantly better in patients transplanted in first(More)
Relapse of the underlying malignant disease represents one of the major causes of treatment failure in patients treated with stem cell transplantation, especially in patients with acute leukemia. Detection of minimal residual disease (MRD) after allogenic stem cell transplantation (SCT) is important to schedule therapeutic intervention, e.g. donor(More)
BACKGROUND BK virus-associated hemorrhagic cystitis (BKV-HC) is a severe complication after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT), but antiviral treatment for this condition has not been evaluated. METHODS We conducted a retrospective survey on the safety and outcome of cidofovir treatment for patients with BKV-HC in centers affiliated(More)
PURPOSE To study whether hematopoietic stem-cell transplantation (HSCT) after reduced-intensity conditioning is effective and tolerable in patients with advanced chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). PATIENTS AND METHODS Thirty patients with advanced B-cell CLL were included into the study. After reduced-intensity conditioning with fludarabine, busulfan,(More)
Recombinant human erythropoietin (rHuEPO) stimulates erythropoietic bone marrow cells and increases erythrocyte production. This prospective study was designed to evaluate the effects of rHuEPO on regeneration of erythropoiesis after allogeneic or autologous bone marrow transplantation (BMT). Seventeen centers participated in this randomized, double-blind,(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) plasma levels and impact on acute graft versus host disease (aGvHD) after stem cell transplantation (SCT). METHODS SCT patients (n = 14) with aGvHD (>/= II) receiving MMF (1-3 g/d) in addition to cyclosporine, prednisolone, and methotrexate for aGvHD prophylaxis were investigated. Plasma levels of(More)