Hans Dlerck Waller

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In a group of 241 patients with non-Hodgkin lymphoma investigated retrospectively, CNS manifestations occurred in 8%, mainly as meningeosis lymphoblastomatosa. Lymphoblastic and immunoblastic NHL showed the highest risk of CNS infiltration (40.7% and 12.5% respectively). Further risk factors were disseminated stage of the disease, prior involvement of the(More)
Erythrocytes might be expected to be highly susceptible to peroxidation. Their membranes are rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids; they are continuously exposed to high concentrations of oxygen; and they contain a powerful transition metal catalyst. In fact, autoxidation is held in check in vivo by extremely efficient protective antioxidant mechanisms. These(More)
Blood from 19 patients was examined for the essential antioxidants alpha-tocopherol and beta-carotene before, during, and after bone marrow transplantation (BMT). Marrow ablation and immunosuppression for BMT conditioning was achieved by treatment with high-dose chemotherapy, mostly combined with total body irradiation. All patients required total(More)
Skin biopsies of 26 patients with leukemia and seven patients with aplastic anemia were investigated before and at different stages after allogeneic bone marrow transplantation (BMT) to establish the immunological criteria which distinguish skin alterations during normal reconstitution from dermal lesions mediated by graft-versushost disease (GvHD). Of the(More)
Twenty-eight patients with advanced breast cancer who had no prior chemotherapy received 14 mg/m2 of mitoxantrone iv on Day 1 and 600 mg/m2 of cyclophosphamide on Day 2, repeated every 4 weeks. Three patients (10%) achieved complete response and ten (36%) achieved partial response. The dose-limiting toxicity was leukopenia, and no septicemia occurred.(More)
Sixty-three recipients of an allogeneic marrow transplant were screened for the occurrence of cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection and clinical parameters possibly predicting the development of CMV disease in a retrospective study. Blood and urine samples obtained from these patients were screened weekly after bone marrow transplantation (BMT) for the presence(More)
The class I receptor tyrosine kinase (RTK) HER2 is an oncoprotein that is frequently involved in the pathogenesis of tumors of epithelial origin. Here we report mRNA expression in peripheral blood and bone marrow cells from healthy donors in hematopoietic cell lines and leukemic blasts from patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), acute(More)
Occurrence of acute graft-versus-host reactivity-like (GvHR) syndromes has been shown in at least 3 and possibly in 4 further cases of 9 patients with bone marrow transplants from identical twin donors. The diagnosis of GvHR-like syndromes is based on clinical, immunologic, and histologic features indistinguishable from those observed in graft-versus-host(More)