Pierre Zachée

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Imatinib mesylate (imatinib) has been shown to be highly efficacious in the treatment of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). Continuous and adequate dosing is essential for optimal outcomes and with imatinib treatment possibly being lifelong, patient adherence is critical. The ADAGIO (Adherence Assessment with Glivec: Indicators and Outcomes) study aimed to(More)
In a 10-year consecutive series of 263 allogeneic bone marrow transplant recipients, we identified five cases (1.9%) of invasive mucormycosis. Only one infection occurred within the first 100 days after transplantation, while the remainder complicated the late post-transplant course (median day of diagnosis: 343). Sites of infection were considered(More)
Detection of the FIP1L1-PDGFRA fusion gene or the corresponding cryptic 4q12 deletion supports the diagnosis of chronic eosinophilic leukemia (CEL) in patients with chronic hypereosinophilia. We retrospectively characterized 17 patients fulfilling WHO criteria for idiopathic hypereosinophilic syndrome (IHES) or CEL, using nested RT-PCR and interphase(More)
AIM AND METHODS In order to define a prognostic scoring system for hospital mortality of individual patients with acute renal failure (ARF), data were collected prospectively in a single centre study (Stuivenberg General Hospital, Antwerp, Belgium) on 197 adult patients consecutively admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) during one year. Mean age was(More)
While commonly accepted in poor-risk acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), the role of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-SCT) is still disputed in adult patients with standard-risk ALL. We evaluated outcome of patients with ALL in first complete remission (CR1), according to a sibling donor versus no-donor comparison. Eligible patients(More)
The clinical and ferrokinetic effects of escalating doses of subcutaneously administered recombinant human erythropoietin (rh-EPO) were studied in ten patients with myelodysplastic syndromes and severe transfusion-dependent anemia. Red blood cell transfusion requirements diminished in four patients, and one of the patients eventually became transfusion(More)
PURPOSE To assess the efficacy of gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist (GnRHa) in preventing chemotherapy-induced ovarian failure in patients treated for Hodgkin or non-Hodgkin lymphoma within the setting of a multicenter, randomized, prospective trial. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients age 18 to 45 years were randomly assigned to receive either the GnRHa(More)
Primary extranodal non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (p-EN-NHL) of the kidneys with acute renal failure as the only manifestation is very rare. The origin of neoplastic lymphoid cells in the kidneys, organs normally free of lymphoid tissue, is an unsolved problem. A literature review over the last ten years revealed only 9 adult cases, including ours that match the(More)
The efficacy and safety of itraconazole oral solution and a combination of amphotericin B capsules plus nystatin oral suspension were compared in the prophylaxis of fungal infections in neutropenic patients. In an open, randomized, multicentre trial, 144 patients received itraconazole oral solution 100 mg bd, and 133 patients received amphotericin B 500 mg(More)
PURPOSE To identify the maximum-tolerated dose (MTD) and to evaluate the antileukemic activity of tosedostat (formerly CHR-2797), an orally bioavailable aminopeptidase inhibitor. PATIENTS AND METHODS In phase I, the MTD of once daily oral doses of tosedostat in hematologic malignancies was defined. In phase II, the therapeutic activity of the(More)