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Autologous hematopoietic cell transplantation (AutoHCT) is a potentially curative treatment modality for relapsed/refractory Hodgkin lymphoma (HL). However, no large studies have evaluated pretransplant factors predictive of outcomes of AutoHCT in children, adolescents and young adults (CAYA, age <30 years). In a retrospective study, we analyzed 606 CAYA(More)
Allogeneic hematopoietic SCT is well established as a potentially curative therapy for children and adults with both malignant and nonmalignant diseases. However, myeloablative SCT is associated with significant short- and long-term complications. The goals of a reduced intensity-conditioning (RIC) regimen are to prevent graft rejection and establish stable(More)
Although transplant practices have changed over the last decades, no information is available on trends in incidence and outcome of chronic graft-versus-host disease (cGVHD) over time. This study used the central database of the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research (CIBMTR) to describe time trends for cGVHD incidence, nonrelapse(More)
Reductions in the duration and nadir of neutropenia have translated into a significant decrease in bacteremia in adult recipients of allogeneic stem cell transplantation (allo-SCT) with reduced-intensity conditioning (RIC) during the first 30 days after transplantation. It remains to be determined whether RIC allo-SCT also will result in a decrease in(More)
There have been no studies on patient outcome after allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) in patients with X-linked inhibitor of apoptosis (XIAP) deficiency. To estimate the success of HCT, we conducted an international survey of transplantation outcomes. Data were reported for 19 patients. Seven patients received busulfan-containing(More)
OBJECTIVE The genetic and immunological mechanism(s) responsible for the significant decrease in the incidence of graft-vs-host disease (GVHD) following HLA-disparate unrelated cord blood transplantation remains largely unknown. In this study, we investigated if cord blood (CB) CD4(+)CD25(+) T cells play a significant role in reducing the immune responses(More)
Allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant (AlloSCT) from related or unrelated histocompatible donors has been well established as potentially curative therapy for children and adolescents with selected malignant and non-malignant diseases. In the malignant setting non-myeloablative (NMA)/reduced intensity (RI)-AlloSCT eradicates malignant cells through(More)
There is a significant amount of morbidity and mortality following myeloablative umbilical cord blood transplantation (UCBT). Reduced intensity (RI) conditioning offers an alternative to myeloablative conditioning before UCBT. We investigated RI-UCBT in 21 children and adolescents with malignant (n=14), and non-malignant diseases (n=7). RI conditioning(More)
Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a hereditary hemoglobinopathy that affects over 100,000 people in the United States. Patients with SCD are known to experience suboptimal health-related quality of life (HRQoL). In addition to the physical manifestations of SCD, psychological and social stress, along with academic difficulties, secondary to the chronicity of the(More)
Acute graft-versus-host disease (aGVHD) still remains a major limiting factor following allogeneic stem cell transplantation (AlloSCT) in pediatric recipients. Mycophenolate mofetil (MMF), an uncompetitive selective inhibitor of inosine monophosphate dehydrogenase, is a new immunosuppressant agent without major mucosal, hepatic, or renal toxicity compared(More)