Martin G. Sauer

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BACKGROUND The molecular cause of inflammatory bowel disease is largely unknown. METHODS We performed genetic-linkage analysis and candidate-gene sequencing on samples from two unrelated consanguineous families with children who were affected by early-onset inflammatory bowel disease. We screened six additional patients with early-onset colitis for(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Homozygous loss of function mutations in interleukin-10 (IL10) and interleukin-10 receptors (IL10R) cause severe infantile (very early onset) inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) was reported to induce sustained remission in 1 patient with IL-10R deficiency. We investigated(More)
We report the long-term follow-up of children transplanted with Treosulfan (TREO)-based conditioning in Germany and Austria. Nine centres reported a total of 109 transplantations. Patients were stratified according to the paediatric TRM risk score derived from the paediatric BMT registry (PRST) and compared with the historical transplant population of this(More)
We report a retrospective analysis of 11 children with Down syndrome (DS) treated by SCT in eight German/Austrian SCT centres. Indications for transplantation were acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (N=8) and acute myeloid leukaemia (N=3). A reduced intensity conditioning (RIC) containing 2 Gy TBI was given to two patients, another five received a myeloablative(More)
Allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is the only definitive treatment for severe bone marrow dysfunction and clonal disorders in patients diagnosed with Shwachman–Diamond syndrome (SDS). In an attempt to minimize regimen-related toxicity (RRT), we have initiated a fludarabine/treosulfan/melphalan-based pilot protocol avoiding the(More)
Inflammatory cell recruitment after myocardial infarction needs to be tightly controlled to permit infarct healing while avoiding fatal complications such as cardiac rupture. Growth differentiation factor-15 (GDF-15), a transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β)–related cytokine, is induced in the infarcted heart of mice and humans. We show that coronary artery(More)
Summary:We prospectively evaluated the capacity of serum procalcitonin (PCT), compared with serum levels of C-reactive protein (CRP) and endotoxin, to identify children at high risk for mortality from sepsis after BMT. Of 47 pediatric bone marrow transplantation patients studied, 22 had an uneventful course post-transplant (Group 1), 17 survived at least(More)
BACKGROUND PCT has recently drawn attention as a quite specific marker for bacterial, fungal, and parasitic origin of severe sepsis-syndrome. These specific properties could make PCT to an important tool for sepsis monitoring in severely immunocompromised children. The clinical value of PCT in comparison to CrP was investigated in children after bone marrow(More)
Human adenovirus (HAdV) infection after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is associated with significant morbidity and mortality in children. The optimal surveillance and treatment strategies are under discussion. Here, we present data from 238 consecutive pediatric allogeneic HSCT recipients who underwent transplantation in a single center who(More)
Adoptive transfer (AT) of T cells forced to express tumor-reactive T-cell receptor (TCR) genes is an attractive strategy to direct autologous T-cell immunity against tumor-associated antigens. However, clinical effectiveness has been hampered by limited in vivo persistence. We investigated whether the use of major histocompatibility complex-mismatched T(More)