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Different studies have suggested the potential utility of autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT) in acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) of the elderly with encouraging results in selected patients. However, while the introduction of peripheral blood stem cells (PBSC) has consistently reduced morbidity and mortality of the procedure, relapse still represents(More)
The current study aimed to evaluate the efficacy and toxicity of a combination of intravenous (iv) busulfan (Bu) and continuous infusion Idarubicin (IDA) as a conditioning regimen to autologous haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (ASCT) in patients with acute myeloid leukaemia (AML). The protocol included IDA at 20 mg/sqm daily as 3 days continuous(More)
A case of massive upper gastrointestinal haemorrhage from proximal esophageal varices is reported. Upper esophageal varices occur rarely, and serve as collaterals in conditions of superior vena cava obstruction. In our patient, cervical esophageal varices were associated with portal hypertension due to occult liver cirrhosis. As the diagnosis was made at(More)
Acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) secondary to myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) is characterized by poor prognosis, namely in older patients. The combination of fludarabine (F) with cytarabine (ARA-C) ± G-CSF was proven as effective in patients with poor risk AML. The efficacy and toxicity of a regimen including F + ARA-C as sequential continuous infusion(More)
Mutations of the nucleophosmin gene (NPM1), in the absence of concurrent FLT3-internal tandem duplication (FLT3-ITD) have impressive prognostic value in patients with acute myelogenous leukemia (AML), carrying normal karyotype (NK). In this study we describe treatment results from a series of 19 patients with NPM+/FLT3- autografted in first complete(More)
Different authors have explored the feasibility of autografting patients with multiple myeloma (MM) on an outpatient basis. Peg-filgrastim (PEG), a long-acting recombinant G-CSF, has similar efficacy when compared to conventional G-CSF for chemotherapy-induced neutropenia, but little is known about its use in the autologous stem-cell transplantation (ASCT)(More)
Primary lymphoma of the female genital tract is very rare. We report the case of a 36-year-old woman who was referred to our hospital because of an indeterminate Pap smear test. The colposcopy showed a thickening of the posterior vaginal wall and various irregular ulcerated nodular lesions. Histological examination, immunohistochemistry and the staging(More)