Martin A. Champagne

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BACKGROUND Infantile Krabbe's disease produces progressive neurologic deterioration and death in early childhood. We hypothesized that transplantation of umbilical-cord blood from unrelated donors before the development of symptoms would favorably alter the natural history of the disease among newborns in whom the disease was diagnosed because of a family(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the incidence of pressure ulcers in varied populations, and whether demographic characteristics (age, gender, race) and primary diagnosis are factors in pressure ulcer development when the level of risk for developing ulcers is considered. To determine if there is a difference in the type of preventive services prescribed for persons(More)
The role of natural killer (NK) cells in hematopoietic stem cell transplantation and in the control of neonatal infections is not yet clear. Donor-versus-recipient NK cell alloreactivity was found to improve outcome in some settings of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. We hypothesized that the role of NK cells in cord blood (CB) transplantation and(More)
We quantitatively analysed hypermethylation at CpG islands in the 5' ends of 12 genes and one non-CpG island 5' region (MTHFR) in 31 Wilms tumors. We also determined their global genomic 5-methylcytosine content. Compared with various normal postnatal tissues, approximately 40-90% of these pediatric kidney cancers were hypermethylated in four of the genes,(More)
Seventeen patients transplanted with hematopoietic cells to correct severe T lymphocyte immunodeficiency resulting from complete DiGeorge anomaly were identified worldwide, and retrospective data were obtained using a questionnaire-based survey. Patients were treated at a median age of 5 months (range, 2-53 months) between 1995 and 2006. Bone marrow was(More)
BACKGROUND There have been no studies that have tested the Braden Scale for predictive validity and established cutoff points for assessing risk specific to different settings. OBJECTIVES To evaluate the predictive validity of the Braden Scale in a variety of settings (tertiary care hospitals, Veterans Administration Medical Centers [VAMCs], and skilled(More)
We studied the involvement of PRIM1 in osteosarcoma by differential display, Northern and Southern hybridization, as well as fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) on interphase nuclei. In total, 22 pediatric oncology specimens were tested. PRIM1 was found to be amplified in 41% of the samples. PRIM1 is coamplified with the core 12q13 amplicon genes(More)
Recent evidence indicates that bone-marrow-derived stromal cells (MSCs) have a histology coherent with endothelial cells that may enable them to contribute to tumor angiogenesis through yet undefined mechanisms. In this work, we investigated the angiogenic properties of murine MSCs involved in extracellular matrix degradation and in neovascularization that(More)
BACKGROUND Although the frequency of complications in adults undergoing therapeutic apheresis is low, there are little data in children. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS A retrospective study of 186 children who had undergone a total of 1632 apheresis procedures between 1994 and 2002 was conducted. Adverse reactions were prospectively documented. The procedures(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine dose-limiting toxicities and pharmacokinetics of imatinib in children with refractory or recurrent Philadelphia chromosome-positive (Ph(+)) leukemias. Oral imatinib was administered daily at dose levels ranging from 260 to 570 mg/m(2). Plasma pharmacokinetic studies were performed on days 1 and 8 of course 1. There(More)