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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)
Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) infection was observed in 13% of recipients after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT), mainly in the first month posttransplantation. Risk factors were cord blood as the source of stem cells, acute graft-versus-host disease (GVHD), and total body irradiation (TBI). No association was found with an increased(More)
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)
We analyzed long-term outcomes and psycho-social aspects in 112 children with malignancies surviving 1 year after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. At 10 years, overall survival was 75+/-5%, TRM 18+/-4% and relapse 14+/-3%; 10-year cumulative incidence of infections was 31+/-4%, cataract 44+/-4%, pulmonary dysfunction 20+/-4%, bone and joint(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)
Double unrelated cord blood transplant (dUCBT) has been used to circumvent cell dose limitation of single UCBT; however, few data are available describing outcomes, infectious disease, and immune recovery. We analyzed 35 consecutive dUCBT recipients with high-risk malignant disorders (n=21) and bone marrow failure syndromes (n=14). Median follow-up was 32(More)
Aspergillus ustus is an uncommon clinical species which is poorly susceptible to antifungals. We report two cases of A. ustus infections that occurred in allogeneic stem cell transplant recipients while they were receiving either voriconazole or caspofungin. Prolonged use of these new antifungal agents may increase the risk of the emergence of resistant(More)
Incidence on relapse and nonrelapse mortality (NRM) of chronic graft-versus-host disease (GVHD), per National Institutes of Health (NIH) criteria, is not well defined after reduced-intensity conditioning (RIC) regimens. We analyzed the association of chronic GVHD with the risk of relapse and NRM using Cox models in 177 consecutive patients who underwent(More)
The aim of this work is to produce recommendations on the management of allogeneic stem cell transplantation (allo-SCT) in primary myelofibrosis (PMF). A comprehensive systematic review of articles released from 1999 to 2015 (January) was used as a source of scientific evidence. Recommendations were produced using a Delphi process involving a panel of 23(More)