Emilian Snarski

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Examination of the bone marrow biopsy and aspirate allows diagnosis and assessment of various conditions such as primary hematologic and metastatic neoplasms, as well as nonmalignant disorders. Despite being performed for many years, according to many different protocols, the procedure still remains painful for the majority of patients. This paper(More)
Type I diabetes mellitus is a metabolic disease caused by chronic immune attack against the insulin-producing cells of the pancreas. It has recently been shown that the clinical course of this disease can be interrupted by immune ablation and PBSCT. In this report, we describe our experience with this treatment modality in a series of eight cases. Patients(More)
Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is one of the major autoimmune diseases affecting children and young adults worldwide. To date, the different immunotherapies tested have achieved insulin independence in <5% of treated individuals. Recently, a novel hematopoietic stem cell (HSC)-based strategy has been tested in individuals with new-onset T1D. The aim of this study(More)
To specify the incidence and risk factors for secondary autoimmune diseases (ADs) after HSCT for a primary AD, we retrospectively analyzed AD patients treated by HSCT reported to EBMT from 1995 to 2009 with at least 1 secondary AD (cases) and those without (controls). After autologous HSCT, 29 of 347 patients developed at least 1 secondary AD within 21.9(More)
Over the past 15 years, SCT has emerged as a promising treatment option for patients with severe autoimmune diseases (ADs). Mechanistic studies recently provided the proof-of-concept that restoration of immunological tolerance can be achieved by haematopoietic SCT in chronic autoimmunity through eradication of the pathologic, immunologic memory and profound(More)
Autologous haematopoietic SCT (AHSCT) is increasingly used to control severe and refractory autoimmune diseases (AD). Many patients are women of reproductive age with a potential desire for children. We present a multicentre retrospective analysis of pregnancy and childbirth in patients who underwent AHSCT for AD. The databases of the European Blood and(More)
Overexpression of the embryonic transcription factor, Wilms' tumour protein 1 (WT1), is common in acute myeloid leukaemias (AML). Mutations of Wilms' tumour gene 1 (WT1) in AML are rare and WT1 expression may be increased by other transcription factors. PAX2, PAX8 and GATA-1 are known physiological regulators of WT1. In the present study, we analysed either(More)
Infections are one of the most common complications after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). Diagnosis is established by analysis of clinical symptoms and results of diagnostic tests such as biochemical panels, microbiological cultures, and visual diagnostics. As the microbiological cultures yield positive results in only some patients and(More)
Immunoablation with autologous hematopoietic cell transplantation has shown some effectiveness in the treatment of autoimmune diseases as diverse as aplastic anemia, systemic lupus erythematosus, multiple sclerosis and Crohn's disease. It has been recently shown that this treatment might prevent or delay development of diabetes type 1. The majority of more(More)