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BACKGROUND The aim of this retrospective, multicenter study was to compare high- versus standard-dose lenograstim after chemotherapy in collecting target dose of CD34+ peripheral blood progenitor cells (PBPCs) in adult candidates for autologous transplant. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS A total of 166 consecutive patients (28 acute leukemias [ALs], 77(More)
In this work we evaluated the efficacy of stem cell collection with Large Volume Procedures. (LVP), and analysed the importance of the CD34+ cell precount in promoting the collection of a sufficient number of CD34+ cells for transplantation, using the Univariate Logistic Regression analysis. Eighty-nine leukapheresis were performed in 49 patients with(More)
We investigated the feasibility of a programme of autologous blood stem cell (ABSC) harvesting and transplantation in 13 patients with advanced ovarian cancer, previously untreated by chemotherapy or radiotherapy and entering a phase II study of high-dose cisplatin, etoposide and carboplatin with haematopoietic stem cell rescue. Prior to high-dose treatment(More)
Forty-seven peripheral blood stem cell (PBSC) collections were carried out on patients mobilized with chemotherapy and 63 on patients mobilized with chemotherapy plus G-CSF (Filgrastim), using the Fresenius AS104 cell separator and a novel automated PBSC collection protocol. As expected, cell yields were significantly higher in the series mobilized using(More)
Groups of industrial workers exposed to heavy metals (cadmium, mercury, and lead) or solvents were studied together with corresponding control groups. The cohorts were collected from several European centers (countries). Eighty-one measurements were carried out on urine, blood, and serum samples and the results of these analyses together with questionnaire(More)
In order to investigate the effects of erythropoietin (EPO) plus granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) administration after peripheral blood progenitor cell transplantation (PBPCT) we performed a phase I/II study in patients with high-risk cancer. 15 consecutive patients were treated wit recombinant human G-CSF (rhG-CSF) at the dose of 5(More)
Many years have passed since the first attempt in marrow grafting was performed (1939). During this period several techniques have been developed in marrow processing and manipulation to overcome bone marrow transplant complications: the ABO barrier in case of major incompatibility between donor and recipient, the graft-versus-host disease due to the(More)
After high-dose chemotherapy, autologous cryopreserved bone marrow infusion is employed to restore rapidly the compromised hematopoietic function. An efficient bone marrow processing reduces the infusion toxicity produced by hemolized red cells, granulocytes and platelets clumping and DMSO amount; moreover it increases freezing efficacy, a critical step in(More)