Lisa A Ranaghan

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A quantitative analysis of peripheral blood stem cell (PBSC) yield, measuring absolute numbers of CD34+ cells x 10(6)/kg and CFU-C x 10(4)/kg was performed in 74 consecutive patients. The interval or 'gap' from the end of previous chemotherapy to the date of priming was recorded in weeks. Geometric mean CD34 and CFU-C values were significantly higher in(More)
A phase II study to further evaluate any possible antimyeloma activity of clarithromycin was conducted following a report of possible clinical efficacy. Twenty patients, 11 male and 9 female with a median age of 73 yr, received clarithromycin 500 mg twice daily with monthly intravenous infusions of disodium pamidronate. None of the study patients received(More)
In this population-based survey covering two geographically distinct UK regions, we evaluated the number of myeloma patients aged < or =65 years who have not undergone transplantation. The combined data from both of these regions showed that 57% of age-eligible patients were not transplanted. While early death and comorbidity accounted for nearly half of(More)
Three sets of diagnostic criteria for polycythaemia vera (PV); the Polycythaemia Vera Study Group (PVSG) criteria (1975), the British Committee for Standards in Haematology (BCSH) criteria (1996) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) criteria (2001) have been described. We compared the ability of each set of criteria to accurately diagnose PV and(More)
Seventeen patients with suspected drug-induced neutropenia were referred to our laboratory for investigation within a 10-year period. In each case, the suspected drugs were incorporated separately into in vitro cultures of the patients' bone marrow. The cultures were performed in triplicate, using multiple controls. In 10 of these patients a drug-induced(More)
Bone marrow necrosis is most frequently diagnosed at postmortem examination. Antemortem diagnosis is still uncommon. In a recent review of world literature, we have found 133 cases of bone marrow necrosis diagnosed during life. It has been observed during the course of a wide variety of diseases, most commonly in association with acute and chronic leukemia,(More)
Granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) levels were studied in 23 patients (10 myeloma, 13 relapsed Hodgkin's disease, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma or germ cell tumours), post autologous peripheral blood stem cell transplantation (PBSCT). The two groups had similar previous chemotherapy and numbers of CD34+ cells transplanted. All patients received G-CSF by(More)
We describe a patient with M4 AML treated with standard chemotherapy followed by G-CSF who developed marked monocytosis on day 8 of G-CSF therapy. Fourteen days after discontinuation of G-CSF therapy his monocyte counts returned to normal levels and a marrow aspirate showed a reduction in blast cells. He received further chemotherapy without G-CSF and(More)