Jacek Toporski

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We analyzed the incidence, etiology, risk factors, and clinical management of hemorrhagic cystitis (HC) in 102 children who underwent allogeneic stem cell transplantation: 28 from matched siblings, 57 from unrelated donors, and 17 from mismatched relatives. Conditioning regimens consisted of high-dose chemotherapy (n=83) or total body irradiation (n=19). In(More)
BACKGROUND Hepatic veno-occlusive disease is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality after haemopoietic stem-cell transplantation (HSCT). We aimed to assess whether defibrotide can reduce the incidence of veno-occlusive disease in this setting. METHODS In our phase 3 open-label, randomised controlled trial, we enrolled patients at 28 European(More)
Twenty-one children with high-risk Ewing's tumor received high-dose chemotherapy with a PBSCT. Aim of the study was evaluation of efficiency and safety of this procedure. All but three patients have meta-static disease at presentation. There were 11 females and the median age at diagnosis was 12 yr (range 4.5-18 yr). Megachemotherapy consisted of melphalan(More)
Transplantation of HLA-disparate hematopoietic stem cells from related donors is an alternative for the treatment of patients lacking an HLA-matched family or unrelated donor. In the cases of a single HLA antigen disparity, extensive T-cell depletion (TCD) is not required, yet antithymocyte globulin (ATG) must be administered to prevent GvHD or graft(More)
BACKGROUND BK virus-associated hemorrhagic cystitis (BKV-HC) is a severe complication after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT), but antiviral treatment for this condition has not been evaluated. METHODS We conducted a retrospective survey on the safety and outcome of cidofovir treatment for patients with BKV-HC in centers affiliated(More)
Immune reconstitution was studied prospectively in 66 children who underwent 77 haematopoietic cell transplantations (HCT): 46 autologous HCTs in 39 patients and 31 allogeneic HCTs in 27 patients. We studied the dynamic analysis of immune recovery with regard to potential factors affecting its speed, including age, type of HCT, diagnosis, graft-versus-host(More)
The advances in hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) over the last decade have led to a transplant-related mortality below 15%. Hepatic sinusoidal obstruction syndrome/veno-occlusive disease (SOS/VOD) is a life-threatening complication of HCT that belongs to a group of diseases increasingly identified as transplant-related, systemic endothelial(More)
BACKGROUND Effective T-cell depletion is a prerequisite for haploidentical peripheral blood progenitor cell (PBPC) transplantation. This study was performed to investigate the performance of magnetic cell sorting-based direct large-scale T-cell depletion, which is an attractive alternative to standard PBPC enrichment procedures. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS(More)
16 patients with an advanced stage SCLC were treated with the use of aggressive chemotherapy with bone marrow transplantation. With the gaining of experience the doses have been increased from standard-dose induction and 7 g/m2 of CTX in intensification to more aggressive induction (160 mg/kg of bw of CTX and 1.6 g/m2 VP-16 in two courses in 28 days(More)
From January 1st 1995 to March 31st 2003 a total of 51 autologous stem-cell transplantations (auto-HSCT) in 49 children with non Hodgkin lymphomas (NHL) were carried out in the transplantation centres of the Polish Pediatric Group for Treating Leukemias and Lymphomas (PPGLBC). In 2 patients the transplantations were carried out twice. The age of children at(More)