Pedro Pimentel

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Results of unrelated cord blood transplantation (UCBT) in childhood acute myeloid leukemia (AML) have not been previously reported. We analyzed 95 children receiving UCB transplants for AML (20 in first complete remission [CR1], 47 in CR2, and 28 in more advanced stage). Poor prognosis cytogenetic abnormalities were identified in 29 cases. Most patients(More)
This study analyzed the characteristics of 257 HLA-identical sibling transplants of granulocyte colony-stimulating factor-mobilized peripheral blood progenitor cells depleted of T cells by CD34(+) positive selection (allo-PBT/CD34(+)) for their effect on the incidence of graft failure. Twenty-four patients developed graft failure (actuarial probability,(More)
Tuberculosis is an uncommon infectious complication after stem cell transplantation. We report a patient who presented with a brain mass, 3 months after pulmonary tuberculosis had been diagnosed and while he was receiving triple antituberculous therapy. He had extensive chronic GVHD. The diagnosis was made after biopsy of the lesion. The cerebral mass was(More)
A study on 315 patients undergoing transplantation with CD34+ selected blood cells from HLA-identical siblings was performed to determine risk factors for acute GVHD (aGVHD). Recipients of a dose of CD34+ cells (x 10(6)/kg) of 2 or less, more than 2 to 4, and more than 4 had a cumulative incidence of aGVHD grades I-IV of 21%, 35%, and 43%, respectively(More)
Dendritic cells (DCs) play a pivotal role in the activation of T cells, which are effector cells in graft-versus-host disease (GVHD). A low incidence of GVHD following cord blood (CB) transplantation has long been reported; despite this, little information is currently available on the characteristics of CB DCs. The goal of the present study was to(More)
OBJECTIVE T-cell depletion (TCD), primarily developed to prevent graft-vs-host disease (GVHD), might reduce early liver dysfunction after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. However, no comparative studies have been performed to investigate this. We analyzed the influence of selection for CD34(+) cells on the incidence and severity of(More)
Up to a third of autologous transplantation candidates fail to mobilize hematopoietic progenitors into the peripheral blood with chemotherapy and/or growth factor treatment, thus requiring innovative mobilization strategies. In total, 20 cancer patients unable to provide adequate PBPC products after a previous mobilization attempt were treated with ancestim(More)
Graft-versus-host disease is one of the most frequent complications occurring after haematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Recently, renal involvement has been described as a manifestation of chronic graft-versus-host disease. Immunosuppression seems to play a major role: clinical disease is triggered by its tapering and resolution is achieved with the(More)
6651 Background: Several reports have suggested that patients who undergo stem cell transplantation (SCT) are at increased risk of developing therapy-related secondary malignancies because of several risk factors, including malignant primary disease, conditioning with radiation and/or chemotherapy, and graft-versus-host disease (GVHD). METHODS Between(More)