Malgorzata Kopera

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OBJECTIVES Killer immunoglobulin-like receptors (KIRs) regulate function of natural killer (NK) cells and a subset of T cells. In this study, we prospectively evaluated the impact of donor and recipient activating KIR genes on outcome of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (alloHSCT) for patients with hematological malignancies. METHODS(More)
We describe two patients with acute myeloid leukemia successfully treated with anti-CD20 antibody for pure red cell aplasia (PRCA) following ABO-mismatched allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). PRCA following HSCT is associated with major ABO incompatibility between donor and recipient and is due to an inhibition of donor erythroid(More)
BACKGROUND Patients who survive 100 days after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (alloHSCT) are at risk for chronic graft-versus-host disease and other potentially fatal complications. As the symptoms overlap and the differential diagnosis is difficult, the goal of this study was to verify whether basic laboratory evaluation performed on(More)
Blood group incompatibility between donor and recipient of allogeneic stem cell transplants may be associated with post-transplant erythroid aplasia. A total of 548 patients (pts) received allogeneic transplant for malignant and non-malignant hematologic disorders. In a retrospective analysis, the prevalence and outcome of pure red-cell aplasia (PRCA) in 44(More)
The objective of this multiinstitutional study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of rituximab at standard four weekly doses in patients with recurrent indolent lymphoma. Thirty-eight patients entered into this study, 63% had follicular lymphoma and 61% had an IPI score of 2 or more. Median disease duration was 3 yr, median number of prior treatments(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy and toxicity of autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (AHSCT) for high-risk acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). MATERIAL AND METHODS Overall, 128 high-risk ALL patients at a median age of 26 years (range 18-56 years) at diagnosis received AHSCT between 1991-2008. Induction treatment was anthracycline-based(More)
OBJECTIVES We evaluated the safety and outcome of allo-HSCTs in myelofibrosis (MF). METHODS A total of 27 patients with primary (n = 20) or secondary (n = 7) MF, aged 51 (21-63) yr, transplanted from HLA-matched related (59%) or unrelated (41%) donors were analyzed. Conditioning was reduced in 26 and myeloablative in one patient; and ATG was used in 25.(More)
Among 290 BMT procedures: 74 AML, 78 ALL, 34 CML, 6 SAA, 3 MDS, 42 HD, 35 NHL, 11 MM, and 7 solid tumours (breast or testis cancer) Allogeneic BMT was performed in 76 patients and ABMT/APBCT in 214 patients. Survival, DFS and relapse curves were calculated using the Kaplan-Meier product limit method. Variables potentially affecting survival and DFS were(More)
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