Melinda Patience

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We conducted a prospective, multicenter investigation of human-leukocyte antigen (HLA) identical sibling bone marrow transplantation (BMT) in children with severe sickle cell disease (SCD) between 1991 and 2000. To determine if children were protected from complications of SCD after successful BMT, we extended our initial study of BMT for SCD to conduct(More)
While allogeneic marrow transplantation is curative therapy for patients with sickle cell anemia, only a small fraction of patients in the United States receive this treatment. We surveyed participants in our multicenter study of marrow transplantation for sickle cell anemia to determine reasons for not proceeding to transplantation. Among the 4848 patients(More)
Fifty children who had symptomatic sickle cell disease received matched sibling marrow allografts between September 1991 and March 1999, with Kaplan-Meier probabilities of survival and event-free survival of 94% and 84%, respectively. Twenty-six patients (16 male, 10 female) had at least 2 years of follow-up after transplantation and were evaluated for late(More)
A multicenter investigation of allogeneic bone marrow transplantation for children with sickle cell disease was conducted that included 27 European and North American transplant centers. Fifty-nine patients who ranged in age from 3.3 to 15.9 years (median, 10.1 years) received HLA-identical sibling marrow allografts between September 1991 and April 2000.(More)
Although haematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) is curative for sickle cell anaemia (SCA), concerns about its short- and long-term toxicities limit its application. A potential toxicity is an adverse effect on growth. To identify an HCT growth effect, serial height and weight measurements from 53 children and adolescents with SCA after receiving a(More)
We present updated results of a multicenter collaborative investigation of bone marrow transplantation for sickle cell disease. Between September 1991 and April 1997, thirty-four children less than 16 years of age with severe sickle cell disease received marrow allografts from HLA-identical siblings. Indications for transplantation included a history of(More)
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