Ch. Baumgartner

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Seven children with chronic or intermittent and six with acute idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) were treated with large intravenous doses of polyvalent, intact immunoglobulin (Ig). In all patients the platelet count rose sharply within 5 days, but the initial response and the subsequent course varied from patient to patient. Among children with(More)
A new immunoglobulin (Ig) for intravenous use was given in high doses to 4 children with refractory idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) and 2 children with idiopathic aplastic anemia (IAA). Within 5-10 days after initiation of Ig therapy the platelets of the children with ITP rose to 300,000-650,000/mm3 and could be maintained at normal levels with(More)
Experiences gathered while exploring the usefulness of intravenous immunoglobulin for children with idiopathic (immune) thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) are reviewed in view of further investigations characterizing the effects of IgG i.v. in other immune diseases without detectable antibody deficiency. The most pertinent factors to be considered are i) the(More)
In a prospective multicenter study 42 thrombocytopenic (<30×109 platelets/l) children with chronic idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) or with acute ITP, dependent on or refractory to corticosteroids, were given 0.4 g i.v. IgG/kg body weight/day on 5 consecutive days and thereafter once a week if the platelet count fell to <20×109/l or if the patient(More)
The kinetics of immunoglobulins (Ig) and antibodies were followed in 10 bone marrow transplant recipients who received either high doses (0.5 g/kg body weight) of polyspecific intravenous Ig (HD-IVIG) weekly or cytomegalovirus hyper-Ig (CMV-IVIG, 0.1 g/kg body weight) every 3 weeks. In the HD-IVIG group, the mean total IgG concentration more than tripled(More)
Three out of 21 patients treated at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Switzerland for ALL or NHL with the respective BFM-90 protocols experienced thrombotic complications during Erwinia L-asparaginase therapy. We therefore investigated the development of the haemostatic imbalance in six children during the induction phase of both protocols. In the average,(More)
Nineteen patients with advanced malignant tumors, less than 20 years old were treated with intensive chemotherapy (vincristine 2 mg/m2 i.v. and adriamycin 60 mg/m2 i.v. on day - 7; cyclophosphamide 45 mg/kg i.v. on days -6 to -3), total body irradiation (TBI, 600 rads on day -1) and autologous bone marrow transplantation (ABMT, day 0). Prior to this(More)
Elimination of neoplastic B cell populations from autologous bone marrow grafts also removes normal B lymphocytes. This is potentially hazardous for the reconstitution of the immune system in patients undergoing high-dose chemotherapy and total body irradiation followed by autologous marrow rescue. Five pediatric patients with B cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma(More)
Malignant lymphocyte populations in peripheral blood of patients with B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia, leukemic variant of B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, and hairy cell leukemia can be characterized by the use of a monoclonal murine antibody (anti-Y 29/55) which is directed against a cell membrane component normally confined to the sessile(More)