Hans Peter Wagner

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Seven children with chronic or intermittent and six with acute idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) were treated with large intravenous doses of polyvalent, intact immunoglobulin (Ig). In all patients the platelet count rose sharply within 5 days, but the initial response and the subsequent course varied from patient to patient. Among children with(More)
One of the most relevant concerns in long-term survivors of paediatric acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) is the development of neuropsychological sequelae. The majority of the published studies report on patients treated with chemotherapy and prophylactic central nervous system (CNS) irradiation, little is known about the outcome of patients treated with(More)
A new immunoglobulin (Ig) for intravenous use was given in high doses to 4 children with refractory idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) and 2 children with idiopathic aplastic anemia (IAA). Within 5-10 days after initiation of Ig therapy the platelets of the children with ITP rose to 300,000-650,000/mm3 and could be maintained at normal levels with(More)
Microbeam radiation therapy (MRT), a form of experimental radiosurgery of tumours using multiple parallel, planar, micrometres-wide, synchrotron-generated X-ray beams ('microbeams'), can safely deliver radiation doses to contiguous normal animal tissues that are much higher than the maximum doses tolerated by the same normal tissues of animals or patients(More)
The authors used a conservative approach to treat focal nodular hyperplasia of the liver (FNH) and were interested in the long-term results of different therapeutic approaches in order to establish the most appropriate treatment. A review of the literature was conducted, and 31 pediatric case reports were identified in which follow-up and outcome data were(More)
BACKGROUND In childhood, cisplatin is an essential component of solid tumour therapy such as in neuroblastomas, germ cell tumours, bone tumours, liver tumours and brain tumours. The potential nephotoxicity of cisplatin is widely recognized, but little information is available on permanent sequelae. METHODS Of the 500 children included in the Swiss(More)
In 1980, it was observed in a child with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) that intravenous administration of pooled human immunoglobulin-G (IVIG) was followed by a rapid increase of the platelet count. Prompted by this finding, a pilot study and two prospective multicenter studies on children with ITP were organized. Efficacy of this new treatment(More)
During 1996 and 1997 a panel of European haematologists, oncologists, and neonatologists developed specific paediatric guidelines for the use of colony stimulating factors based on published literature and the clinical experience of these specialists within each of 13 countries. Well established indications for use comprise intervention in patients with(More)
In honour of Professor Rossi's 80th birthday we review the development of our understanding of the immune and auto-immune nature of the pathogenesis of immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP). The immune aspects have been documented by postviral alterations of the cellular and humoral immune system, by new methods of specific auto-antibody detection against(More)