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BACKGROUND Promising results of cord-blood transplants from unrelated donors have been reported in adults. METHODS We compared outcomes in 682 adults with acute leukemia who received a hematopoietic stem-cell transplant from an unrelated donor: 98 received cord blood and 584 received bone marrow. The transplantations were performed from 1998 through 2002(More)
In 1997, the first consensus guidelines for haematopoietic SCT (HSCT) in autoimmune diseases (ADs) were published, while an international coordinated clinical programme was launched. These guidelines provided broad principles for the field over the following decade and were accompanied by comprehensive data collection in the European Group for Blood and(More)
IMPORTANCE Case reports and series suggest hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) may benefit some patients with Crohn disease. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of autologous HSCT on refractory Crohn disease. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS Parallel-group randomized clinical trial conducted in 11 European transplant units from July 2007 to(More)
PURPOSE Reduced intensity conditioning regimen (RIC) is increasingly used in hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). Unrelated donor (UD) transplants have more complications. We wanted to examine if RIC is a valid treatment option using UD in acute myeloblastic leukemia (AML). PATIENTS AND METHODS Between 1999 and 2005, 401 patients with AML were(More)
We conducted a retrospective registry-based analysis to compare the outcome of 361 allogeneic human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-identical peripheral blood stem cell transplants (PBSCT) with reduced intensity conditioning (RIC) to that of 1369 autologous (auto) PBSCT in patients aged 50 years or older with de novo acute myeloid leukemia (AML), performed from(More)
Graft failure is a major complication after unrelated cord blood transplantation. Presence of HLA-antibodies before cord blood transplantation may impact graft failure. To analyze the effect of anti-HLA antibodies on unrelated cord blood transplantation outcomes, we analyzed 294 unrelated cord blood transplant recipients after reduced intensity conditioning(More)
The aim of this multicenter retrospective analysis was to carry out a survey of overall outcomes after allo-hematopoietic SCT of AML patients harboring trisomy 8 (+8) as the sole chromosomal abnormality or associated with other abnormalities. We have identified 182 de novo AML patients who underwent allo-hematopoietic SCT between 1990 and 2007 exhibiting(More)
To specify the incidence and risk factors for secondary autoimmune diseases (ADs) after HSCT for a primary AD, we retrospectively analyzed AD patients treated by HSCT reported to EBMT from 1995 to 2009 with at least 1 secondary AD (cases) and those without (controls). After autologous HSCT, 29 of 347 patients developed at least 1 secondary AD within 21.9(More)
BACKGROUND Autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation has been used since 1996 for the treatment of severe autoimmune diseases refractory to approved therapies. We evaluated the long-term outcomes of these transplants and aimed to identify potential prognostic factors. DESIGN AND METHODS In this observational study we analyzed all first autologous(More)
This retrospective study reported the outcome of 97 adult acute lymphoblastic leukemia patients who received a reduced-intensity conditioning allogeneic stem cell transplantation. With a median follow-up of 2.8 years, two year overall-survival, leukemia-free survival and non-relapse mortality were significantly better in patients transplanted in first(More)