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The purpose of the study was to evaluate the effect of delayed granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) use on hematopoietic recovery post-autologous peripheral blood progenitor cell (PBPC) transplantation. Patients were randomized to begin G-CSF on day +1 or day +7 post transplantation. Thirty-seven patients with lymphoma or myeloma undergoing(More)
The mucus-associated intestinal M3 antigen, normally restricted to intestinal goblet cells, was found in 35 out of 100 gastric adenocarcinomas belonging to intestinal (19/64) as well as diffuse (16/36) types according to Laurén's classification. often accompanying the other mucus-associated gastric M1 and M2 antigens. This M3 antigen was predominant over(More)
BACKGROUND Strong immunosuppression, including chemotherapy and immune-depleting antibodies followed by autologous haemopoietic stem-cell transplantation (aHSCT), has been used to treat patients with multiple sclerosis, improving control of relapsing disease. We addressed whether near-complete immunoablation followed by immune cell depleted aHSCT would(More)
To determine whether apparent involvement of DYRK1A in Alzheimer's disease (AD) pathology makes it a candidate plasma biomarker for diagnosis, we developed a method to quantify plasma DYRK1A by immunoblot in transgenic mouse models having different gene dosages of Dyrk1a, and, consequently, different relative protein expression. Then, we measured plasma(More)
IMPORTANCE Stiff person syndrome (SPS) is a rare neurological disease causing significant functional disability for patients and presenting a therapeutic challenge for clinicians. Autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (auto-HSCT) has been used successfully to remit autoimmune-mediated neurological diseases. We report 2 cases of severe SPS(More)
Central venous access is essential for patients undergoing autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (ASCT). Traditionally, tunneled silastic catheters have been inserted in these patients. However, changes in resource allocation, resulting in reduced surgery and surgeon time and decreasing toxicity associated with ASCT, have caused changes in(More)
A major challenge for neuroimaging is to contribute to the early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease (AD). In particular, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) allows detecting different types of structural and functional abnormalities at an early stage of the disease. Anatomical MRI is the most widely used technique and provides local and global measures of(More)
IMPORTANCE Some patients with myasthenia gravis (MG) do not respond to conventional treatment and have severe or life-threatening symptoms. Alternate and emerging therapies have not yet proved consistently or durably effective. Autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) has been effective in treating other severe autoimmune neurologic conditions(More)