Gottardo De Angelis

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Many patients with thalassemia have been cured with BMT since the first successful transplant in 1981. Allogeneic stem cell gene therapy is the only treatment option for patients with sickle cell anemia (SCA). A total of 11 patients with a median age of 12 years (range, 2–16), affected by SCA, received hematopoietic SCT from HLA-identical, related donors(More)
Ninety-seven patients affected by high-risk hematological malignancies underwent G-CSF primed, unmanipulated bone marrow (BM) transplantation from a related, haploidentical donor. All patients were prepared with an identical conditioning regimen including Thiotepa, Busilvex, Fludarabine (TBF) and antithymocyte globulin given at myeloablative (MAC=68) or(More)
There is a substantial incidence of graft failure in patients with thalassemia after myeloablative conditioning regimens especially in class 3 patients in whom its incidence could be as high as 8–38.5%. Most patients with graft failure have recurrence of thalassemic marrow. Historically, results of second transplants for thalassemia were poor because of a(More)
We evaluated the incidence of GVHD, risk factors and the impact of graft composition on acute GVHD (aGVHD) in 92 children who underwent BMT for thalassemia following busulfan/cyclophosphamide (BUCY)-based conditioning regimens and GVHD prophylaxis with CSA/short-MTX and methylprednisolone. The incidence of grade 2–4 and 3–4 aGVHD was 35% (95% confidence(More)
Sickle cell anemia (SCA) remains associated with high risks of morbidity and early death. Allogeneic hematopoietic SCT (HSCT) is the only curative treatment for SCA. We report our experience with transplantation in a group of patients with the non-Black African variant and the Black African variant of SCA. This study included 40 consecutive SCA patients (13(More)
Sezary syndrome (SS) and mycosis fungoides are the most common forms of primary cutaneous T-cell lymphomas. SS is the leukemic variant of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, characterized by CD4þ T cells, the Sezary cells, circulating in the peripheral blood, clonally expanded and identified by the rearrangement of T-cell receptor. The disease has an aggressive(More)
Conventional cytology (CC) of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) fails to demonstrate malignant cells in up to 45 % of patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia or lymphoblastic lymphoma (ALL/LL) in whom occult leptomeningeal disease is present. Flow cytometry (FCM) is considered more sensitive than CC, but clinical implications of CC negativity/CC positivity are(More)
Despite progress in treatment and supportive therapies, outcome of high-risk adult AML remains dismal with ~ 20% of patients becoming long-term survivors. Since the pretreatment genetics/cytogenetics of AML do not always anticipate the individual outcome, there is a strong rationale to implement laboratory techniques capable of exploring the quality of CR(More)
Previous studies have shown an equivalent pharmacokinetic profile between four-times-daily (4QD) and once-daily (QD) administration of intra-venous (IV) BU, without increased toxicity. We assess the impact of a switch in IV BU from a 4QD to a QD schedule, in terms of health-care organization, staff working conditions, quality of care dispensed and perceived(More)
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