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We analysed data from 114 recipients of HLA-identical sibling transplants who relapsed and received a second transplant between 1978 and 1989. Twenty-nine patients had acute lymphoblastic leukemia, 46 acute myeloid leukemia and 39 chronic myelogenous leukemia. Median (range) interval between first and second transplants was 15 (1-80) months. Following the(More)
Some of potential causes proposed to explain the reported increase of haematological malignancies in childhood during or after the war period in several countries include depleted uranium, chemical pollution and population mixing theory. The aim of this study was to define the population of Croatian children aged 0–14 years who were potentially exposed to(More)
Between October 1988 and December 1990, 60 patients with leukaemia (25 with AML, 19 ALL and 16 CML) undergoing BMT were randomised in a double-blind clinical trial to receive prostaglandin E2 (PGE) (Prostin E2, 0.5 mg per tablet) or placebo for prophylaxis of oral mucositis. Patients had to dissolve tablets in the mouth three times daily starting 7 days(More)
OBJECTIVE A rise in infections with multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa (MDR-PA) is a significant contributor to increased morbidity and mortality of patients with hematologic malignancies. The aim of this study was to determine the efficacy and safety of colistin (colistimethate sodium) in the treatment of serious infections caused by MDR-PA in(More)
Type 1 Gaucher disease is currently categorized as non-neuronopathic, although recent studies suggest peripheral neurological manifestations. We report prevalence and incidence data for peripheral neuropathy and associated conditions from a multinational, prospective, longitudinal, observational cohort study in patients with type 1 Gaucher disease, either(More)
BACKGROUND The principal manifestations of type 1 Gaucher disease (GD) (increased risk of bleeding, anaemia, splenomegaly, hepatomegaly and bone disease) are likely to affect females during reproductive events such as menarche and menstruation; fertility, pregnancy, parity, delivery and lactation; and menopause. In order to determine the optimal management(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify changes in practice and outcome of bone marrow transplants for leukemia in the 1980s. DESIGN Comparison of key explanatory and outcome variables in five 2-year cohorts, from 1980 through 1981 to 1988 through 1989, using a large database of detailed clinical information. PATIENTS Recipients (7788) of bone marrow transplants for(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the incidence of fungal infections detected on autopsy in a group of 40 patients with hematologic malignancies treated with intensive chemotherapy or bone marrow transplantation, and to evaluate the risk factors for fungal infections. A control group included 38 patients with nonhematologic diseases and without(More)
AIM To evaluate the role of surgical resection in the treatment of patients with primary gastrointestinal non-Hodgkin s lymphoma in our institution. METHOD The retrospective study included 79 patients with a histologically confirmed primary gastrointestinal lymphoma, who were diagnosed and treated for the disease in the 1978-1997 period. According to the(More)