Natalja Fehse

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BACKGROUND Neuroblastoma is the second most common type of childhood tumor. It is not known whether screening for neuroblastoma at one year of age reduces the incidence of metastatic disease or mortality due to neuroblastoma. METHODS We offered urine screening for neuroblastoma at approximately one year of age to 2,581,188 children in 6 of 16 German(More)
The aim of this work was to analyze the influence of anti-thymocyte globulin (ATG) as part of the conditioning regimen on immune reconstitution following matched related bone marrow transplantation. The rate and pattern of the recovery of total lymphocytes, natural killer (NK) cells, and several T and B cell subsets were determined in 38 patients for more(More)
BACKGROUND Farber Disease is an autosomal-recessively inherited, lysosomal storage disorder caused by acid ceramidase deficiency and associated with distinct clinical phenotypes. Children with significant neurological involvement usually die early in infancy, whereas patients without or only mild neurological findings suffer from progressive joint(More)
BACKGROUND Poor graft function without rejection may occur after stem cell transplantation (SCT). CD34(+) stem cell boost (SCB) can restore marrow function but may induce or exacerbate GvHD. We therefore investigated the feasibility and efficacy of CD34(+)-selected SCB in some patients with poor graft function. We present the results for eight patients(More)
We compared retrospectively the efficacy of granulocyte colony stimulating factor (G-CSF) alone with chemotherapy plus G-CSF in mobilizing CD34-positive cells in patients with malignant lymphoma. 35 patients underwent peripheral blood stem cell (PBSC) collection following mobilization either with 24 microg/kg G-CSF for 4 consecutive days (n = 18) or(More)
A prospective pilot study was performed to evaluate the effect of reduced-intensity conditioning with busulphan (10 mg/kg), fludarabine (180 mg/qm) and anti-thymocyte globulin followed by allogeneic stem cell transplantation from related (n = 8) and unrelated donors (n = 13) in 21 patients with myelofibrosis. The median age of the patients was 53 years(More)
We examined retrospectively 44 patients with refractory acute leukemia (acute myeloid leukemia (AML)/acute lymphoblastic leukemia=25/19) who underwent allogeneic transplantation at our center between 11/1990 and 04/2004. The median leukemic blasts was 25% and age 28 years (range, 3-56). Twenty-one patients had untreated relapse, 13 failed reinduction, eight(More)
We report the results of 84 patients with ALL after related (n = 46) or unrelated (n = 38) allogeneic SCT. Mean recipient age was 23 years (range: 1-60) and median follow-up was 18 months (range: 1-133). Forty-three patients were transplanted in CR1; 25 in CR2 or CR3; four were primary refractory; four in PR; eight in relapse. The conditioning regimen(More)
Genetically modified lymphocytes have been successfully used for correction of ADA deficiency in children and in controlling graft-versus-host disease (GvHD) after allogeneic bone marrow transplantation. Low transduction efficiencies are, however, limiting for gene therapeutic strategies based on lymphocytes. In this study we compared protocols for highly(More)
Human hematopoietic stem cells remain one of the most promising target cells for gene therapeutic approaches to treat malignant and nonmalignant diseases. To rapidly characterize transduced cells and to isolate these from residual nontransduced, but biologically equivalent, cells, we have used a Moloney murine leukemia virus (Mo-MuLV)-based retroviral(More)