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Since 1980, 107 consecutive patients (pts) underwent bone marrow transplantation (BMT) for nonconstitutional severe aplastic anemia (SAA) at our institution. All received conditioning with Cytoxan (150 mg/kg) and thoraco-abdominal irradiation (6 Gy) from an HLA-identical sibling donor. Mean age was 19 years (5 to 46 years). Forty-nine pts had less than 0.2(More)
From January 1978 to December 2001, 133 patients with severe aplastic anemia (SAA) underwent non-T cell-depleted allogeneic bone marrow transplantation from an HLA-identical sibling donor, at the Hospital Saint Louis using either the combination of cyclophosphamide (Cy) and thoracoabdominal irradiation (TAI; n=100) or Cy and antithymocyte globulin (ATG;(More)
Among late effects occurring after allogeneic bone marrow transplantation malignant diseases are of particular clinical concern as more patients survive the early phase after transplantation and remain free of their original disease. In this paper we briefly review data on the three malignant complications that have been described after allogeneic bone(More)
Major ABO incompatibility between donor and recipient is not considered a barrier to successful allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT), even if it can be associated with several immunohematologic complications. Nevertheless, conflicting data still exist as to its influence on graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) incidence, relapse rate, and(More)
OBJECTIVES Platelet products have been proposed as adjuvant therapy for wound healing. We undertook this study to determine the healing effect of topically applied frozen autologous platelets (FAP) on chronic venous ulcers, compared with effect of placebo, and whether use of topical FAP modifies local expression of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF),(More)
Variation and covariation for agronomic and digestibility traits of silage maize are reported from a compilation of 22 years of experiments with standard sheep. Genotype effects of DOM and DCF were highly significant, even when genotypes were nested in earliness groups or brown-midrib hybrids discarded (Table 2). The genetic variance of crude fiber content(More)
To assess whether Fanconi anemia (FA) patients might be at risk for acute graft-versus-host disease (AGvHD) despite using low-intensity conditionings, we retrospectively analyzed the incidence of AGvHD and its impact on outcome in 37 FA patients and 73 patients with acquired aplastic anemia (AAA) that received transplants at Saint Louis Hospital from(More)
In order to study the influence of bone marrow CD34(+) cell dose on the outcome of allogeneic bone marrow transplantation (BMT), we analysed the results of BMT from HLA-identical siblings donors in 50 patients with chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML). The median numbers of nucleated cells (NC) and CD34(+) cells infused were 2.18 x 10(8)/kg (0.05-4.14 x(More)
Patients with bone marrow failure syndromes (BMFS) who reject a first allogeneic transplant or fail immunosuppressive therapy (IST) have an especially grim prognosis. We report 14 patients (eight adults, six children) transplanted with double cord blood transplantation (dUCBT) for BMFS. Neutrophil recovery was observed in eight patients, with full donor(More)
Graft failure (GF) can be a fatal complication following haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). We report four patients who developed early GF after unrelated HSCT and who subsequently received a double unrelated cord blood transplant (dUCBT) after reduced-intensity conditioning, at a median 15 d after the decision to perform a second transplant.(More)