Dietrich W Beelen

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In this multicenter retrospective study, the outcomes of 836 patients with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) who underwent transplantation with a human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-identical sibling donor were analyzed according to 2 types of conditioning: reduced-intensity conditioning (RIC) in 215 patients, and standard myeloablative (or high-dose) conditioning(More)
BACKGROUND NOD2 and TLR-4 genes belong to the innate immune system that detects invading pathogens through several pattern-recognition receptors. Here we analyzed 403 patients for NOD2 gene mutations and 307 patients for TLR-4 gene mutations (Thr399Ile) with their respective donors and correlated the results with the incidence of acute graft-versus-host(More)
The best strategy for incorporating imatinib in front-line treatment of Ph+ acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) has not been established. We enrolled 92 patients with newly diagnosed Ph+ ALL in a prospective, multicenter study to investigate sequentially 2 treatment schedules with imatinib administered concurrent to or alternating with a uniform induction(More)
Organ transplantation is associated with relevant bone loss. Bone loss of up to 20% of pretransplant bone mineral density (BMD) values within the first year after kidney, liver, heart and lung transplantation has been reported. Patients undergoing transplantation of hematopoietic stem cells provide an interesting model to study transplantation-induced bone(More)
In AML, cooperation of mutations suppressing differentiation ('class-II-mutations') with 'class-I-mutations' increasing cell proliferation is frequent. In rare cases of myeloid malignancies, the BCR-ABL1 fusion was reported to cooperate as class-I-mutation with class-II-mutations, but most cases had to be classified as blast phase of chronic myeloid(More)
The impact of early human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) replication on leukemic recurrence was evaluated in 266 consecutive adult (median age, 47 years; range, 18-73 years) acute myeloid leukemia patients, who underwent allogeneic stem cell transplantation (alloSCT) from 10 of 10 high-resolution human leukocyte Ag-identical unrelated (n = 148) or sibling (n = 118)(More)
In a single-center open-label prospective study, a total of 134 marrow transplant recipients with hematologic malignancies were randomly assigned to a bacterial decontamination medication using metronidazole and ciprofloxacin (n = 68) or ciprofloxacin alone (n = 66) during 5 weeks posttransplant. The development of grades II to IV acute graft-versus-host(More)
MLL Munich Leukemia Laboratory, Munich; Clinic for Stem Cell Transplantation, University Hospital of Hamburg, Hamburg-Eppendorf; University Hospital of Essen, Department of Bone Marrow Transplantation, Essen; Munich Oncology Practice, MVZ Elisenhof, Munich; Hematology & Oncology Practice, Plüderhausen; Hematology & Oncology Group Practice, Regensburg;(More)
The role of allogeneic stem cell transplantation in chronic myeloid leukemia is being reevaluated. Whereas drug treatment has been shown to be superior in first-line treatment, data on allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo SCT) as second-line therapy after imatinib failure are scarce. Using an interim safety analysis of the randomized(More)
The purpose of this prospective multicenter phase 2 trial was to investigate the long-term outcome of reduced-intensity conditioning allogeneic stem cell transplantation (alloSCT) in patients with poor-risk chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Conditioning was fludarabine/ cyclophosphamide-based. Longitudinal quantitative monitoring of minimal residual disease(More)