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We compared outcomes for 2 retrospective cohorts of patients undergoing reduced-intensity conditioning (RIC) therapy transplants using haploidentical related donors and post-transplant prophylaxis against graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) with high-dose cyclophosphamide, tacrolimus, and mycophenolate. The first cohort of 13 was transplanted with bone marrow(More)
In a multicenter collaboration, we carried out T cell-replete, peripheral blood stem cell (PBSC) transplantations from related, HLA-haploidentical donors with reduced-intensity conditioning (RIC) and post-transplantation cyclophosphamide (Cy) as graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) prophylaxis in 55 patients with high-risk hematologic disorders. Patients(More)
Mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) are important in the support of hematopoiesis. In this pilot study, we evaluated the safety and efficiency of donor-expanded MSC infusion after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) in six patients with poor hematopoietic recovery. MSCs were infused without HSC and without conditioning at a dose of 1 x(More)
BACKGROUND Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) reactivation after hematopoietic stem-cell transplantation can lead to posttransplant lymphoproliferative disease (PTLD), which carries a high mortality rate. Among therapeutic and prophylactic options being developed, B-cell depletion with monoclonal antibodies is encouraging. Because viral load after transplantation is(More)
We report the case of a 23-year-old woman who presented with an adult form of metachromatic leukodystrophy (MLD) evolving over one year with a progressive neurological deterioration. A non-myeloablative matched related haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) with concomitant mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) infusion was performed. Engraftment(More)
Invasive fungal disease (IFD) causes significant morbidity and mortality in patients undergoing allogeneic haemopoietic stem cell transplantation or chemotherapy for haematological malignancy. Much of these adverse outcomes are due to the limited ability of traditional diagnostic tests (i.e. culture and histology) to make an early and accurate diagnosis. As(More)
The aim of this qualitative study was to gain a rich understanding of the impact that haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) has on long-term survivor’s quality of life (QoL). Participants included 441 survivors who had undergone HSCT for a malignant or non-malignant disease. Data were obtained by a questionnaire positing a single open-ended(More)
Umbilical cord blood (UCB) is being increasingly used for hematopoietic stem cell transplantation due to its immediate availability. Dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO) and dextran-40 are commonly used for processing and cryopreservation of UCB. Adverse UCB infusion-related events are usually mild. However, reports of severe life-threatening events are now emerging.(More)
Four hundred and twenty-one adult allogeneic haematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) survivors participated in a cross-sectional study to assess sexual dysfunction and infertility post-transplant. Survey instruments included the Sydney Post-Blood and Marrow Transplant (BMT) Survey, Functional Assessment of Cancer Treatment (FACT) - BMT, the Depression,(More)