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We analyzed the factors and outcome of patients with disseminated adenovirus infection (dAdV) after allogeneic hematopoeitic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). Thirty patients with dAdV were identified among 620 allogeneic HSCT recipients. Primary diseases were leukemia (n=17), Fanconi anemia (n=12) or others (n=1). Source of stem cells was unrelated in 28(More)
From January 1978 to December 2001, 133 patients with severe aplastic anemia (SAA) underwent non-T cell-depleted allogeneic bone marrow transplantation from an HLA-identical sibling donor, at the Hospital Saint Louis using either the combination of cyclophosphamide (Cy) and thoracoabdominal irradiation (TAI; n=100) or Cy and antithymocyte globulin (ATG;(More)
We report long-term outcome in 102 patients with cCML transplanted from an HLA-identical sibling donor from 1982 to 1998. The conditioning regimen was based on cyclophosphamide associated with either total body irradiation (TBI) (37 patients) or with busulfan (63 patients). Graft-versus-host disease (GvHD) prophylaxis consisted of cyclosporin and(More)
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)
Since the 16-kDa bronchiolar Clara cell protein (CC16) and the alveolar surfactant-associated proteins (SP)-A and -B leak into the circulation when parenchymal health is disturbed, the aim of this study was to determine whether their serum levels could serve as early peripheral markers of tobacco smoke-induced epithelial injury. Sixty-nine (51 yrs (32-54)(More)
Major ABO incompatibility between donor and recipient is not considered a barrier to successful allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT), even if it can be associated with several immunohematologic complications. Nevertheless, conflicting data still exist as to its influence on graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) incidence, relapse rate, and(More)
The potential role of the infused B cell subset after Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation has not been yet studied. The present study analyzed the impact of B cells on transplant outcome in 254 patients who received a bone marrow graft from a human leucocyte antigen-identical sibling donor. The influence of B lineage-specific hematopoietic progenitor(More)
BACKGROUND Current grading systems in acute graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) are not able to identify patients with poor prognosis at time of onset, because they take into account maximal grade. The aim of this study was to evaluate potential predictors for overall survival at disease onset. METHODS The study sample was composed of 142 allogeneic(More)
To develop a novel acute graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) risk score, we examined the GVHD clinical stage and grade of 1723 patients at the onset of treatment with systemic steroids. Using clinical grouping, descriptive statistics and recursive partitioning, we identified poorly responsive, high-risk (HR) acute GVHD by the number of involved organs and(More)