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This study examined barriers to mental health service use and the demographic, medical and psychosocial correlates of these barriers among hematopoietic SCT (HSCT) survivors. A sample of 253 HSCT survivors who were 1 to 3 years posttransplant completed measures of demographic, physical, psychological and social characteristics as well as a newly modified(More)
Nonmyeloablative allogeneic peripheral blood progenitor cell transplantation with low-dose total body irradiation (TBI; 200 cGy) plus fludarabine followed by cyclosporine and mycophenolate mofetil results in modest graft rejection rates. Acute and chronic graft-versus-host diseases (GVHD) are also seen and may not differ substantially from those that occur(More)
In this study, we explored dermal dendritic cell (DC) homeostasis in mice and humans both in the steady state and after hematopoietic cell transplantation. We discovered that dermal DCs proliferate in situ in mice and human quiescent dermis. In parabiotic mice with separate organs but shared blood circulation, the majority of dermal DCs failed to be(More)
In multiple myeloma (MM), allogeneic stem cell transplantation (alloHCT) carries a lower relapse risk than autologous transplantation but a greater transplant-related mortality. Nonmyeloablative conditioning for allogeneic transplantation (NST) reduces transplant-related toxicity. Results are encouraging when used during first remission in low-risk(More)
PURPOSE A significant number of survivors of hematopoietic stem-cell transplantation (HSCT) report enduring adverse effects of treatment, including illness-related post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms and general distress. We report results of a randomized clinical trial that tested the effects of a 10-session, telephone-administered(More)
Calcineurin inhibitor-induced thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) has been described in up to 14% of solid-organ transplant recipients. Sirolimus has recently been described in two reports in association with TMA. Sirolimus is known to potentiate cyclosporine-induced nephrotoxicity, but such effect has not been shown with tacrolimus. We report two intestinal(More)
Primary splenic lymphoma (PSL) is rare with a reported incidence of less than 1%. Diffuse large cell pathology has been reported in 22-33% of the cases and is felt to have a poor outcome. We report our experience in patients with PSL seen at Mount Sinai Medical Center during the years 1994-1999. Our objective was to evaluate staging (using the Ahmann and(More)
We report a case of a 67-year-old male who underwent OLT from a deceased, sex-matched donor. Two months later he developed Evans syndrome and GVHD of the skin. Donor and recipient were matched for HLA-A and -B loci in the direction of rejection but mismatched in the direction of GVHD and fully mismatched for DRB1. These mismatches were permissible for(More)