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BACKGROUND Bloodstream infections (BSIs) caused by enterobacteria remain a leading cause of mortality in patients with chemotherapy-induced neutropenia. The rate and type of colonization and infection with ESBL-producing Enterobacteriaceae (ESBL-E) and their mode of transmission in German cancer centres is largely unknown. METHODS We performed a(More)
The dual SRC/ABL1 tyrosine kinase inhibitor bosutinib is indicated for adults with Ph+ chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML) resistant/intolerant to prior therapy. This analysis of an ongoing phase 1/2 study (NCT00261846) assessed effects of baseline patient characteristics on long-term efficacy and safety of bosutinib 500 mg/day in adults with imatinib(More)
We evaluated the cytomegalovirus (CMV) serostatus as a risk factor for survival and treatment-related mortality (TRM) in 125 patients allografted from an unrelated donor between 1994 and 1999. All patients received pretransplant in vivo T-cell depletion using rabbit anti-thymocyte globulin (ATG). Only one patient had primary graft failure and severe grade(More)
To reduce the incidence of GvHD and the rate of graft failure in unrelated stem cell transplantation, we incorporate anti-thymocyte globulin in the preparative regimen in 98 patients with hematological or inherited storage disease. The median age was 32 years (range: 1-56) and 84 patients underwent transplantation from HLA-A,-B and DR identical donor, while(More)
A phase III, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multi-center trial was conducted in order to compare the incidence of microbiologically defined infections occurring after high-dose chemotherapy (HDT) and ASCT in 98 patients given lenograstim (Granocyte) and 94 patients given placebo after transplantation. Hematopoietic recovery, the use of i.v.(More)
The treatment of patients with locoregionally advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (HNSCC) is still evolving into the perfect combination of the different multidisciplinary approaches. Induction chemotherapy (ICT) prior to planned definitive local therapy is widely used in this patient population for over 30 years but it is still unclear(More)
Influences of psychological stress on the acquired immune system have not consequently been investigated. We found acute psychological stress to cause an increase in CD56+ and CCR5+ effector T cells in the peripheral blood of healthy human subjects (N=22), while skin-homing CLA+ T cells decreased. At the same time, we observed a stress-induced decrease in(More)
The gold standard of cytogenetic analysis in myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) is conventional chromosome banding (CCB) analysis of bone marrow (BM) metaphases. Most aberrations can also be detected by fluorescence-in situ-hybridization (FISH). For this prospective multicenter German diagnostic study (www.clinicaltrials.gov: #NCT01355913) 360 patients, as(More)