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Patients with severe aplastic anemia (SAA) can be successfully treated with bone marrow transplantation (BMT) or immunosuppressive therapy (IS). The current outcome using both forms of therapy among 3,669 patients treated in Europe between 1976 and 1998 is reviewed. Significant progress has been made and the overall risk of failure is now low, with survival(More)
We report the results of the first prospective randomized multicenter study of immunosuppressive treatment in patients with previously untreated nonsevere aplastic anemia (AA) as defined by a neutrophil count of at least 0.5 x 10(9)/L and transfusion dependence. Patients were randomized to receive cyclosporin (CSA) alone or the combination of horse(More)
A novel nonmyeloablative conditioning regimen was investigated in 44 patients with hematologic malignancies. The median patient age was 41 years. Many of the patients had high-risk features, including 19 patients with a previous failed transplant. Recipient conditioning consisted of CAMPATH-1H, 20 mg/day on days -8 to -4; fludarabine, 30 mg/m(2) on days -7(More)
This is an analysis of 509 patients with severe aplastic anaemia (SAA) treated in Europe between 1981 and 1986; 218 patients were treated by allogeneic bone marrow transplantation (BMT) from HLA identical sibling donors and 291 with immunosuppressive therapy (IS) with antilymphocyte globulin (ALG). The overall actuarial survival was 63% after BMT and 61%(More)
We describe the toxicity and efficacy of donor lymphocyte infusions (DLIs) given to 81 patients (median age, 50 years) after reduced-intensity conditioning (RIC) transplantations performed at 16 centers in the United Kingdom. The diseases treated included non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL; n = 29), chronic myeloid leukemia (CML; n = 12), myeloma (n = 11), acute(More)
We evaluated the role of granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) in patients with severe aplastic anemia (SAA) treated with antithymocyte globulin (ATG) and cyclosporine (CSA). Between January 2002 and July 2008, 192 patients with newly diagnosed SAA not eligible for transplantation were entered into this multicenter, randomized study to receive(More)
Previous studies suggested a link between the use of G-CSF and increased incidence of myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) and acute myeloid leukemia (AML) after immunosuppressive therapy (IST) for severe aplastic anemia (SAA). This European survey included 840 patients who received a first-line IST with (43%) or without (57%) G-CSF. The incidences of MDS/AML in(More)
In all, 651 from 680 centers in 48 countries reported 35 660 hematopoietic SCT (HSCT) in 32 075 patients (13 470 allogeneic (42%), 18 605 autologous (58%)) to the 2011 survey. Main indications were: leukemias; 10 113 (32%; 94% allogeneic); lymphoid neoplasias; non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, Hodgkin's lymphoma, plasma cell disorders; 18 433 (57%; 12% allogeneic);(More)