Matthias Eyrich

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Unrelated donors are commonly used for hematopoietic stem cell transplants, but graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) is a major problem. We investigated whether transplantation of purified mobilized peripheral-blood CD34(+) stem cells from unrelated donors would prevent acute and chronic GVHD in pediatric patients with leukemia and avert the need for(More)
Adenovirus is an important cause of morbidity and mortality after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation and there is no established therapy. Cidofovir has in vitro efficacy against adenovirus. We performed a retrospective analysis of 45 patients treated with cidofovir for adenovirus from 10 centers. In total, 16 patients had definite adenovirus(More)
Little is known about pediatric spinal cord high grade gliomas (SCHGG) beyond their dismal prognosis. Here, we analyzed the HIT-GBM® database for the influence of surgical resection on survival. Between 1991 and 2010 the HIT-GBM group collected data from European children diagnosed with high grade glioma. Patients with the following inclusion criteria were(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)
Transplantation of allogeneic stem cells is currently the only curative treatment for some nonmalignant pediatric diseases. We investigated whether transplantation of purified CD34(+) stem cells prevents acute and chronic GvHD and reduces transplant-related mortality. A total of 25 pediatric patients with nonmalignant diseases underwent allogeneic(More)
The risk of mortality in children admitted to the paediatric intensive care unit (PICU) after haematopoietic stem cell transplantation is felt to be very high. Life-threatening complications leading to PICU admission are due to organ toxicity caused by conditioning regimes and graft-versus-host disease (GVHD), systemic infections and other organ(More)
BACKGROUND Outcomes of Ewing tumor (ET) patients treated with allogeneic stem cell transplantation (allo-SCT) were compared regarding the use of reduced-intensity conditioning (RIC) and high-intensity conditioning (HIC) regimens as well as human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-matched and HLA-mismatched grafts. PATIENTS AND METHODS We retrospectively analyzed(More)
T cell-mediated immunotherapy against malignancies has been shown to be effective for certain types of cancer. However, ex vivo expansion of tumor-reactive T cells has been hindered by the low precursor frequency of such cells, often requiring multiple rounds of stimulation, resulting in full differentiation, loss of homing receptors and potential(More)
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Thymus-dependent T-cell regeneration is a major pathway for immune reconstitution after stem cell transplantation in children. Therefore, we prospectively assessed T-cell dynamics and thymic function in 164 pediatric patients between 1 and 124 months after transplantation by measuring T-cell receptor recombination excision circles and spontaneous expression(More)