Daniela A. Moraes

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In this review, we present (1) a brief discussion of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) for severe and refractory autoimmune diseases (AIDs) from its beginning in 1996 through recently initiated prospective randomized clinical trials; (2) an update (up to July 2009) of clinical and laboratory outcomes of 23 patients with newly diagnosed type 1(More)
T YPE 1 DIABETES MELLITUS (DM) results from a cell-mediated au-toimmune attack against pan-creatic beta cells. 1 The course of autodestruction is subclinical until the amount of beta-cell mass is insufficient to maintain glucose homeosta-sis. Thus, at the time of clinical diagnosis , approximately 60% to 80% of the beta-cell mass has been destroyed. 2 Type(More)
CONTEXT In 2007, the effects of the autologous nonmyeloablative hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) in 15 patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus (DM) were reported. Most patients became insulin free with normal levels of glycated hemoglobin A(1c) (HbA(1c)) during a mean 18.8-month follow-up. To investigate if this effect was due to preservation(More)
BACKGROUND Autologous haemopoietic stem-cell transplantation (HSCT) benefits patients with systemic sclerosis but has been associated with significant treatment-related mortality and failure to improve diffusion capacity of carbon monoxide (DLCO). We aimed to assess efficacy of HSCT and use of rigorous cardiac screening in this group. METHODS We assessed(More)
Mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) are multipotent progenitor cells used in several cell therapies. MSCs are characterized by the expression of CD73, CD90, and CD105 cell markers, and the absence of CD34, CD45, CD11a, CD19, and HLA-DR cell markers. CD90 is a glycoprotein present in the MSC membranes and also in adult cells and cancer stem cells. The role of(More)
Importance Autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (AHSCT) may be effective in aggressive forms of multiple sclerosis (MS) that fail to respond to standard therapies. Objective To evaluate the long-term outcomes in patients who underwent AHSCT for the treatment of MS in a large multicenter cohort. Design, Setting, and Participants Data were(More)
Autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (AHSCT) increases C-peptide levels and induces insulin independence in patients with type 1 diabetes. This study aimed to investigate how clinical outcomes may associate with the immunological status, especially concerning the balance between immunoregulation and autoreactivity. Twenty-one type 1 diabetes(More)
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