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Forty-one cases of toxoplasmosis were diagnosed in 15 European transplantation centers in patients who had undergone allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) from 1994 through 1998. Most patients (39 [94%]) were seropositive for Toxoplasma gondii before they underwent transplantation, and 30 (73%) had developed moderate to severe acute(More)
We report on the characteristics of 21 patients with hepatosplenic ␥␦ T-cell lymphoma (HS␥␦TCL), an entity recognized since 1994 in the Revised Euro-pean American Lymphoma (REAL) classification. Median age was 34 years. Patients had splenomegaly (n ‫؍‬ 21), hepatomegaly (n ‫؍‬ 15), and thrombocy-topenia (n ‫؍‬ 20). Histopathologic findings were homogeneous(More)
Organochlorine chemicals may contribute to an increased risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) within non-occupationally exposed populations. Among these chemicals, dioxins and furans were mainly released by municipal solid waste incinerators (MSWIs) until a recent past in France, a source of exposure that is of public concern. We investigated organochlorines(More)
This retrospective study analyzed the impact of demographic and transplantation variables on outcomes of 1108 patients who have undergone allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation after reduced intensity conditioning (RIC HSCT) for hematological malignancies and were reported to the Société Française de Greffe de Moelle et de Thérapie Cellulaire(More)
BACKGROUND The efficacy of first-line intensive chemotherapy plus transplantation of autologous hematopoietic stem cells in adults with disseminated aggressive lymphoma is unknown. METHODS We compared high-dose therapy plus autologous stem-cell support with the standard regimen of cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, and prednisone (CHOP) in a(More)
PURPOSE Several phase II studies have suggested that cytarabine (AraC) was not required in the treatment of newly diagnosed acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) patients receiving all-trans-retinoic acid (ATRA), an anthracycline, and maintenance therapy, and we aimed at confirming this finding in a randomized trial. PATIENTS AND METHODS Newly diagnosed APL(More)
Posaconazole (PSZ) is being used for prophylaxis in hematological patients who are at high risk for invasive fungal disease (IFD), but absorption limitations have been reported. Our objective was to assess both the feasibility and the efficacy of PSZ prophylaxis in clinical practice. From March 2010 to September 2010, all patients admitted to our unit for(More)
Using the largest available database of 328 blood-brain distribution (logBB) values, a quantitative benchmark was proposed to allow for a consistent comparison of the predictive accuracy of current and future logBB/quantitative structure-activity relationship (-QSAR) models. The usefulness of the benchmark was illustrated by comparing the global and(More)
BACKGROUND Adverse events (AEs) after hematopoietic progenitor cell (HPC) infusion are rare but might be life-threatening. These reactions have traditionally been associated with the amount of infused cryoprotectant, but persistence of such events after dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) depletion has questioned this assumption. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS The(More)
Positive galactomannan (GM) anti-genemias are included as a microbiological item in the diagnosis of probable or possible invasive aspergillosis (IA). Because false-positive GM results frequently occur, at least two positive results on two different samples are required. Waiting for clinical specimens can delay the initiation of treatment. As an(More)