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OBJECTIVE To describe the presentation and management of encephalitis due to human herpes 6 virus (HHV-6) in patients who underwent allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant (alloHSCT), via retrospective chart review. METHODS Of the 243 patients who underwent alloHSCT at the NIH Clinical Center during 2009 to 2011, we retrospectively analyzed 9(More)
AML is a diagnosis encompassing a diverse group of myeloid malignancies. Heterogeneous genetic etiology, together with the potential for oligoclonality within the individual patient, have made the identification of a single high-sensitivity marker of disease burden challenging. We developed a multiple gene measurable residual disease (MG-MRD) RQ-PCR array(More)
(ibrutinib) or PI3Kd inhibitor (CAL-101) results in increased resistance to antitumor activity of anti-CD20 mAbs. Current study demonstrates that BCR inhibitors strongly down-regulate CD20 expression in tumor cells, leading to decreased binding of anti-CD20 mAbs to the surface of tumor cells and impairment of CDC and ADCC mechanisms that mediate antitumor(More)
Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is a constellation of cardiovascular risk factors that increases the risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes mellitus and all cause mortality. Long-term survivors of hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) have a substantial risk of developing MetS and cardiovascular disease, with the estimated prevalence of MetS being 31-49%(More)
While there are now fewer allogeneic stem cell transplants (allo-SCT) performed for chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), leukemic relapse post-transplant remains a persistent problem. To better define clinical and biological parameters determining post-relapse outcome, we studied 59 Users may view, print, copy, and download text and data-mine the content in such(More)
HLA-DP antigens are beta-alpha heterodimers encoded by polymorphic HLA-DPB1 and -DPA1 alleles, respectively, in strong linkage disequilibrium (LD) with each other. Non-permissive unrelated donor (UD)-recipient HLA-DPB1 mismatches across three different T-cell epitope (TCE) groups are associated with increased mortality after hematopoietic SCT (HCT), but the(More)
Patients with leukemia relapsing after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (SCT) have a dismal prognosis. A second SCT offers a further opportunity for cure, but has a high rate of treatment failure. To determine the utility of this option, we analyzed 59 consecutive patients relapsing after a myeloablative HLA-matched sibling T cell depleted(More)
Lenalidomide is approved for the treatment of Low and Intermediate-1 risk International Prognostic Scoring System categorized myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) with deletion (del (5q)), and has an evolving role in other subtypes of MDS. Severe cytopenias may emerge with lenalidomide treatment, which appear to be related to elimination of the dysplastic clone.(More)
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