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Long‐term hematologic reconstitution after autologous peripheral blood progenitor cell transplantation: a comparison between controlled‐rate freezing and uncontrolled‐rate freezing at 80°C
BACKGROUND : The most widely used system for peripheral blood progenitor cell (PBPC) cryopreservation is controlled‐rate freezing (CRF). Uncontrolled‐rate freezing (URF) at –80°C has also been used,… Expand
Salvage therapy with an outpatient DHAP schedule followed by PBSC transplantation in 79 lymphoma patients: an intention to mobilize and transplant analysis
Chemotherapy followed by autologous transplantation may be an efficient salvage treatment in malignant lymphomas. We investigated the feasibility, tolerability and efficacy of an outpatient schedule… Expand
Amifostine can reduce mucosal damage after high‐dose melphalan conditioning for peripheral blood progenitor cellautotransplant: a retrospective study
Amifostine (WR‐2721; Ethyol) is a well‐known cytoprotector, but a possible role in preventing extrahaematological toxicity after high‐dose therapy (HDT) has never been investigated. We compared two… Expand
Very low toxicity and good quality of life in 48 elderly patients autotransplanted for hematological malignancies: a single center experience
Between May 1994 and May 2000, we autotransplanted 48 consecutive patients, 21 females and 27 males aged over 60 years (range: 60–78, median: 63). Sixteen patients had multiple myeloma (MM), 14… Expand
[Cholecystosis: anatomo-clinical profile and therapeutic considerations].
In the last 5 years 16 patients with cholecystosis were observed. In this period the most recent diagnostic and therapeutic techniques were used including ultrasound which allowed to diagnose 60% of… Expand
[Current trends in therapeutic indications in gallstones].
In the last 3 years, 300 consecutive patients (110 men, 190 women) were treated for gallstone disease using either traditional open surgery or the video laparoscopic approach. The relative clinical… Expand