Hasan Koç

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To date, no randomized study has compared different doses of recombinant human granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (rhG-CSF) following submyeloablative mobilization chemotherapy. Therefore, we evaluated the effect of different doses of rhG-CSF following mobilization chemotherapy on yields of CD34+ peripheral blood stem cells (PBSC). Fifty patients were(More)
In general, tuberculosis (Tb) is rarely seen in allogeneic stem cell transplant (alloSCT) recipients, but this observation has been challenged in developing countries such as Turkey, where Tb infection is more prevalent than in Europe and the US. In this retrospective study, we report on the incidence of Tb infections in 351 alloSCT recipients at 4 bone(More)
PURPOSE Several studies show that allogeneic peripheral blood stem cells (PBSCs) engraft more rapidly than bone marrow (BM). However, the data are inconsistent with regard to acute and chronic graft-versus-host disease (GVHD), relapse, transplant-related mortality (TRM), and leukemia-free survival (LFS). PATIENTS AND METHODS Between January 1994 and(More)
The clinical correlations of serum tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha), a cytokine which can be released from leukemic blasts, has not been extensively studied. We have analyzed serum TNF-alpha in 20 ANLL, one CML-myeloblastic crisis, and 14 ALL adult patients by using a commercial ELISA kit. Sterile serum samples were taken on day 0, day 7, during(More)
In order to investigate the frequency of HHV-8 in MM patients from another geographic location, we obtained fresh bone marrow (BM) biopsies from Turkish patients with MM (n = 21), monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS) (n = 2), plasmacytoma (n = 1) with BM plasma cell infiltration, various hematological disorders (n = 6), and five healthy(More)
In recent years, more effective and less toxic treatment protocols have been developed to increase the cure rates in intermediate and high grade non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL). This study was undertaken to investigate the efficacy and toxicity of MINE (ifosfamide, mesna, mitoxantrone and etoposide) combination chemotherapy in patients with intermediate and(More)
A transient form of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy has been previously described in infants of diabetic mothers. When it occurs, it is generally benign. The purpose of our study was to establish the extent of injury to the cardiomyocytes in symptomatic and asymptomatic patients with and without hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Thus, we compared 35 consecutive(More)
A 46-year-old white male with small cell lung cancer (SCLC) limited to the thorax developed autoimmune thrombocytopenic purpura (AITP), following a cyclophosphamide, paclitaxel and G-CSF-containing regimen for peripheral blood stem cell (PBSC) mobilization. AITP associated with small or non-small cell lung cancer has been reported. We considered that the(More)
To detect the effect of the stem cell source, allogeneic peripheral blood stem cell transplantations (alloPBSCTs) performed between 1995 and 1997 from human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-identical siblings in 40 patients with acute and chronic hematological disorders were compared with a historical group of 40 patients with similar variables who had received(More)
Resolution of neutropenia is usually followed by resolution of fever in patients with febrile neutropenia. However, in some cases fever continues even when the patient is no longer neutropenic. Described here is a case of acute myeloblastic leukemia complicated by brain abscess, pulmonary nodules, and hepatic lesions. The patient's fever had continued after(More)