Helen Baldomero

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CONTEXT Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) requires significant infrastructure. Little is known about HSCT use and the factors associated with it on a global level. OBJECTIVES To determine current use of HSCT to assess differences in its application and to explore associations of macroeconomic factors with transplant rates on a global level.(More)
BACKGROUND The risk for donors of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cells transplants is generally considered negligible. Scattered reports of severe complications and a recent controversy on hematopoietic malignancies after granulocyte colony-stimulating factor administration have challenged this opinion. DESIGN AND METHODS Three hundred and thirty-eight(More)
In all, 661 of 680 centers in 48 countries reported 37 818 hematopoietic SCT (HSCT) in 33 678 patients (14 165 allogeneic (42%), 19 513 autologous (58%)) in the 2012 survey. Main indications were leukemias, 10 641 (32%; 95% allogeneic); lymphoid neoplasias, 19 336 (57%; 11% allogeneic); solid tumors, 1630 (5%; 3% allogeneic); and nonmalignant disorders,(More)
BACKGROUND It was investigated whether the European Group for Blood and Marrow Transplantation risk score, previously established for chronic myeloid leukemia, could be used to predict outcome after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) for hematological disease in general. METHODS Age of patient, disease stage, time interval from(More)
The role of high-dose chemotherapy in the management of women with breast cancer remains one of the most controversial issues in oncology. During the past decade, numerous pilot studies have shown the feasibility of administering high-dose chemotherapy followed by autologous bone marrow transplantation or peripheral blood stem-cell transplantation (referred(More)
The 2007 report describes the current status of HSCT activity in Europe, highlights the increasing role of allogeneic HSCT in treatment of AML and gives the first quantitative information on novel cellular therapies. In 2007, there were 25 563 first HSCTs, 10 072 allogeneic (39%), 15 491 autologous (61%) and 3606 additional transplants reported from 613(More)
BACKGROUND The transplantation of cells, tissues, and organs has been recognised by WHO as an important medical task for its member states; however, information about how to best organise transplantation is scarce. We aimed to document the activity worldwide from the beginning of transplantation and search for region adapted indications and associations(More)
Six hundred and twenty-four centers from 43 countries reported a total of 31 322 hematopoietic SCT (HSCT) to this 2009 European Group for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (EBMT) survey with 28 033 first transplants (41% allogeneic, 59% autologous). The main indications were leukemias (31%; 92% allogeneic), lymphomas (58%; 12% allogeneic), solid tumors (5%;(More)
Cellular therapy is an evolving investigational treatment modality in regenerative medicine, but little published information is available on its current use. Starting from the established European group for Blood and Marrow Transplantation activity survey on hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, a joint committee of four major scientific organizations(More)
H-Y encoded gene products were the first to be recognized as clinically relevant minor histocompatibility antigens. Compared to other gender combinations, female donor/male recipient (FDMR) transplants are associated with increased graft-versus-host disease (GvHD), increased transplant-related mortality (TRM) and reduced risk of relapse. Still, their(More)