Harmut Bertz

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The aim of this study was to assess the time course and extent of signal alterations of red bone marrow after short-term stimulation by recombinant human granulocyte-colony stimulating factor (rHuG-CSF) in healthy peripheral blood stem cell donors using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) at low-field strength. Twelve healthy blood stem cell donors without(More)
A survey was carried out among the European Group for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (EBMT) centres to determine the incidence, risk factors, treatment and outcome of thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) following allogeneic haematopoietic stem cell transplantation. TTP was defined as the simultaneous occurrence of red cell fragmentation, laboratory(More)
BACKGROUND Graft-versus-host disease (GvHD) occurs frequently after haematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT). Mucocutaneous lesions of GvHD may mimic bullous autoimmune dermatoses, and 10 cases of concurrent GvHD and a bullous autoimmune disease have been reported in the literature. OBJECTIVE To determine the frequency of circulating antibodies to the(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Infections with pneumococcus have a high morbidity and mortality rate. The elderly and patients with an immunodeficiency are at particular risk. The increasing resistance of Streptococcus pneumoniae to antibiotics impairs effective treatment. Prophylactic vaccination is possible since 1977. The currently available 23-valent(More)
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