Ilias S Pessach

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BACKGROUND The early posttraumatic period is critical in patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) because of the increased risk of secondary ischemic injuries to the injured brain. For these patients, cerebral perfusion pressure (CPP) monitoring is recommended. This, however, requires an invasive device to measure intracranial pressure (ICP). Transcranial(More)
OBJECTIVES One third of CML patients treated with first line imatinib have suboptimal responses or treatment failures with increased risk for disease progression. Imatinib is actively transported into cells by the SLC22A1 transporter (hOCT1) and its genetic variants may affect intracellular drug import. We studied the effect of SLC22A1 genetic variants on(More)
We evaluated bortezomib induced peripheral neuropathy (BIPN) characteristics in an attempt to better clarify the type, grade, duration and reversibility of neuropathy as well as investigate possible peripheral neuropathy (PN) risk factors and detect the best way to manage it. We calculated the grading of neuropathy using the Total Neuropathy Score reduced(More)
G-SCF-mobilized PBSC (GPB) grafts have a higher cell dose and somewhat more committed progenitor cells than steady-state BM (SBM), resulting in faster engraftment and faster immunological reconstitution. On the other hand, transplant related mortality (TRM), disease-free survival (DFS) and overall survival (OS) are similar both for PB and for BM. In(More)
Allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HST) is an important therapeutic option for various malignant and non-malignant conditions. HST during first remission offers the best cure for patients for whom conventional chemotherapy alone is not sufficient. Yet, in spite of the high curative potential and recent advances in this treatment modality,(More)
Neoplasms of the sellar region are entities with a large differential diagnosis. Although paraganglionic cells have not been demonstrated in the pituitary or adjacent structures, the existence of sellar region paragangliomas is well-documented. To elucidate, in this area the nature of these unusual tumors is relatively difficult. Clinical history, physical(More)
We analyzed the use of low-dose alemtuzumab in a cohort of 158 consecutive patients who underwent allogeneic PBSC transplantation. Patients with high-risk acute leukemia were prospectively screened for prophylactic donor lymphocyte infusion (pDLI). Lymphocytes were administered repeatedly at low and non-escalating doses (0.5-1 × 106/kg). Low-dose(More)
BACKGROUND Hematopoietic growth factors (HGFs) are mostly used as supportive measures to reduce infectious complications associated with neutropenia. Over the past decade, the use of HGFs became a common method for mobilizing human CD34+ stem cells, either for autologous or allogeneic transplantation. However, since their introduction the long-term safety(More)
BACKGROUND Chemotherapy-induced cardiotoxicity has not been extensively validated in bone marrow transplantation (BMT) patients. Speckle-tracking echocardiography is a sensitive method for the detection of subclinical cardiac dysfunction. METHODS Cardiac function was prospectively assessed in 80 patients (44 men; mean age, 45 ± 11 years) after BMT for(More)