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Patients with relapsed or refractory diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) have a very poor prognosis. However, they may achieve long-term survival by undergoing allogeneic stem cell transplantation (SCT). The purpose of this study was to assess the outcome of all adult patients with DLBCL whose treatment included a reduced-intensity conditioning (RIC)(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the impact of prior-to-transplantation azacitidine (AZA) on patient outcome after allogeneic stem-cell transplantation (alloSCT) for myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS). PATIENTS AND METHODS Of the 265 consecutive patients who underwent alloSCT for MDS between October 2005 and December 2009, 163 had received cytoreductive treatment prior(More)
Limited data support the use of bendamustine in Hodgkin lymphoma (HL). This retrospective study evaluated the efficacy and toxicity of bendamustine in 28 patients with refractory HL or relapsed HL after autologous stem cell transplant (ASCT) used as part of a compassionate use program. The median number of therapies before bendamustine was 5 (3-8). ASCT and(More)
The role of reduced intensity allogeneic stem cell transplantation for the treatment of relapsed/refractory Hodgkin's lymphoma remains controversial. We retrospectively analyzed 191 patients who underwent reduced intensity allogeneic stem cell transplantation between 1998 and 2008 for relapsed or refractory Hodgkin's lymphoma and whose data were reported to(More)
We conducted a nationwide retrospective study to evaluate clinical characteristics and outcome of mucormycosis among allogeneic haematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients. Twenty-nine patients were diagnosed between 2003 and 2008. Mucormycosis occurred at a median of 225 days after allogeneic haematopoietic stem cell transplant, and as a breakthrough(More)
We describe two brothers who suffered from hyper-IgM syndrome (HIGM1) with similar clinical features: recurrent infections, especially cryptosporidium gastroenteritis with cholangitis. Their activated T cells did not express CD40L. Nucleotide sequencing revealed a mutation in both boys with respect to intron 4 and exon 5 boundaries of the CD40L gene in(More)
A fatal case of disseminated Scopulariopsis brevicaulis infection in an allogeneic stem cell transplant recipient is described. The patient was initially thought to have pulmonary aspergillosis, on the basis of clinical signs and antigenaemia, but Aspergillus was not isolated by culture. Scopulariopsis brevicaulis was subsequently isolated from skin and(More)
Eight children developed osteochondroma (OS) at a mean of 88 months after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). The mean age at HSCT was 56 months (12-84). This represents a cumulative incidence of 20% among patients less than 18 years of age transplanted from 1981 to 1997. These eight patients underwent allogeneic (n = 2) or autologous (n = 6)(More)
Adenovirus (ADV) infections are one of the major causes of morbidity and mortality after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, despite new antiviral treatment strategies. We describe here a complete clinical-grade generation of human anti-ADV cytotoxic T cells to propose an adoptive immunotherapy. Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) from 7 healthy(More)
Incidental hepatic regenerating nodules rarely occur after haematopoietic SCT (HSCT). Focal nodular hyperplasia (FNH) is one of these unusual benign tumors with characteristic imaging features. To determine the incidence and the outcome of FNH of the liver and improve the understanding of its pathogenesis, we prospectively surveyed a total of 138 patients(More)