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From April 2003 to December 2006, 195 patients with de novo symptomatic myeloma and younger than 60 years of age were randomly assigned to receive either tandem transplantation up front (arm A, n =(More)
A pp65 antigenemia assay for polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PMNLs) (CINAkit Rapid Antigenemia), and a qualitative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test for plasma 'PCR-P qual' (Amplicor cytomegalovirus(More)
Summary:Thalidomide–dexamethasone therapy was given in patients (<61 years) with previously untreated symptomatic multiple myeloma. The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy and toxicity of(More)
We have conducted a prospective randomized controlled trial to evaluate the role of low-dose unfractionated heparin prophylaxis in preventing central venous line-related thrombosis in patients with(More)
We report an unsual case of a woman with acute myeloid leukemia who showed an isolated extramedullary relapse (IEMR) in the breast following allogeneic stem cell transplantation and review the(More)
Bone marrow transplantation from HLA-identical sibling offers cure and leads to restoration of normal hematopoiesis and long-term survival in 60-80% of recipients. From february 1998 to october 1999,(More)
PURPOSE Infection is a serious complication of central venous catheters in immunocompromised patients. Catheter-related infection may be caused by fibrin deposition associated with catheters.(More)