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The efficacy and toxicity of cladribine (2-CdA) + prednisone (P) versus chlorambucil (Chl) + P were compared in previously untreated patients with progressive or symptomatic chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) in a randomized, multicenter prospective trial. Eligible patients were assigned to either 2-CdA 0.12 mg/kg per day in 2-hour infusions and P 30(More)
Between January 1992 and January 1999, we treated 378 B-chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) patients with cladribine (2-CdA), and 255 of the patients were also treated with prednisone. A total of 194 patients were previously untreated, and 184 had relapsed or refractory disease after previous other therapy. Complete response (CR) was obtained in 111 (29.4%)(More)
PURPOSE The goal of this study was to evaluate whether the addition of a purine analog, cladribine or fludarabine, to the standard induction regimen affects the outcome of adult patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). PATIENTS AND METHODS A cohort of 652 untreated AML patients with median age 47 years (range, 17 to 60 years) were randomly assigned to(More)
PURPOSE To examine the proportion of Demodex folliculorum and D. brevis in the eyelashes of healthy and immunocompromised patients. METHODS Eyelashes were taken from 95 patients at the Pomeranian Medical University, Clinic of Haematology, and from 1091 healthy controls. RESULTS Demodex folliculorum and D. brevis were found in 22.9% of controls and in(More)
OBJECTIVES The addition of cladribine to the standard regimen consisting of daunorubicin and cytarabine has been reported to increase the efficacy of induction therapy in acute myeloid leukemia (AML). The goal of this study was to determine the effect of this modification on the incidence and spectrum of infectious complications. METHODS Case report forms(More)
The purpose of our study was to determine the effectiveness of 2-CdA in 2-hour intravenous infusions in the treatment of B-CLL. One hundred and ten patients with B-CLL received 1 to 10 courses of 2-CdA (median 2.5) at a dosage of 0.12 mg/kg daily for 5 consecutive days. Eighteen of them were untreated and 92 relapsed or became refractory to previous(More)
To assess the efficacy of an original DAC-7 regimen: daunorubicine (DNR) 60 mg/m2/day, days 1-3; cytarabine (AraC) 200 mg/m2/day, days 1-7; cladribine (2-CdA) 5 mg/m2/day, days 1-5, 400 untreated adult acute myeloid leukemia patients (including 63 with preceding myelodysplastic syndrome), aged 45 (16-60) years were randomized to either DAC-7 (n=200) or DA-7(More)
Cladribine (2-chlorodeoxyadenosine, 2-CdA) treatment-associated infections may shorten potentially long-term survival in hairy cell leukemia (HCL). In search of the optimal mode of 2-CdA administration, 132 patients with untreated HCL were randomized to receive either standard 5-day 2-CdA protocol or a novel schedule of 6 weekly 2-CdA infusions suggested to(More)
Between January 1991 and December 1997, 103 patients, 97 with typical hairy cell leukemia (HCL) and 6 with HCL-variant (HCL-V) were treated with 2-chlorodeoxyadenosine (2-CdA) given as 2-h infusion for 5 consecutive d at a daily dose 0.12 mg/kg. To our knowledge this is the largest cohort of HCL patients treated with this type of regimen. Median follow-up(More)