Finn Bo Petersen

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BACKGROUND Patients with neutropenia and persistent fever are often treated empirically with amphotericin B or liposomal amphotericin B to prevent invasive fungal infections. Antifungal triazoles offer a potentially safer and effective alternative. METHODS In a randomized, international, multicenter trial, we compared voriconazole, a new second-generation(More)
Bone marrow transplantation is associated with significant morbidity and mortality, some of which is due to high-dose chemoradiotherapy. In order to quantitate toxicity that was felt to be due to the preparative regimen (termed regimen-related toxicity [RRT]), a system was developed in which toxicities were graded from 0 (none) to 4 (fatal). One hundred(More)
After the transplantation of unmodified marrow from human leukocyte antigen-matched unrelated donors receiving cyclosporine (CSP) and methotrexate (MTX), the incidence of acute graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) is greater than 75%. Tacrolimus is a macrolide compound that, in previous preclinical and clinical studies, was effective in combination with MTX for(More)
We compared the outcome of nonmyeloablative allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) for patients with relapsed or refractory Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) based on donor cell source. Ninety patients with HL were treated with nonmyeloablative conditioning followed by HCT from HLA-matched related, n=38, unrelated, n=24, or HLA-haploidentical related, n=28(More)
Respiratory failure was measured as the institution of assisted mechanical ventilation for hypoxemic (oxygenation) or hypercarbic (ventilatory) failure after marrow transplantation. There were 348 (23%) marrow recipients who required mechanical ventilation for an average of 8 days (median, 5; range, 1 to 45). The average onset of mechanical ventilation was(More)
We report the results of a phase III open-label, randomized, multicenter trial comparing tacrolimus/methotrexate to cyclosporine/methotrexate for graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) prophylaxis after HLA-identical sibling marrow transplantation in patients with hematologic malignancy. The primary objective of this study was to compare the incidence of moderate(More)
PURPOSE Allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) after high-dose conditioning regimens imposes prohibitively high risks of morbidity and mortality for patients with high-risk acute myeloid leukemia (AML) who are older or have comorbid conditions. Here, we examined outcomes after nonmyeloablative allogeneic HCT in such patients. PATIENTS AND(More)
PURPOSE We designed a minimal-intensity conditioning regimen for allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) in patients with advanced hematologic malignancies unable to tolerate high-intensity regimens because of age, serious comorbidities, or previous high-dose HCT. The regimen allows the purest assessment of graft-versus-tumor (GVT) effects apart(More)
BACKGROUND Invasive aspergillosis (IA) is an important cause of morbidity and mortality among immunocompromised patients. Echinocandins are novel antifungal molecules with in vitro and in vivo activity against Aspergillus species. METHODS We investigated the efficacy and safety of caspofungin in the treatment of IA. Ninety patients with IA who were(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this report was to review the Seattle experience in bone marrow transplantation (BMT) for acute myeloid leukemia (AML) during untreated first relapse. PATIENTS AND METHODS Through 1990, 126 patients were transplanted during untreated first relapse of AML. Several preparative regimens were used, two of which involved more than 20(More)