Tulio E. Rodriguez

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In patients with multiple myeloma (MM) undergoing autologous hematopoietic cell transplantation (auto-HCT), peripheral blood progenitor cells may be collected following mobilization with growth factor alone (GF) or cytotoxic chemotherapy plus GF (CC+GF). It is uncertain whether the method of mobilization affects post-transplant outcomes. We compared these(More)
Hepatic veno-occlusive disease (VOD), also called sinusoidal obstruction syndrome (SOS), is a potentially life-threatening complication of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). Untreated hepatic VOD/SOS with multi-organ failure (MOF) is associated with >80% mortality. Defibrotide has shown promising efficacy treating hepatic VOD/SOS with MOF in(More)
Abstract Allogeneic transplant using reduced intensity conditioning is a therapeutic option for patients with Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) who relapse after an autograft. This was a prospective study of 31 consecutive eligible patients with HL who relapsed after an autograft and underwent an allograft using BEAM (BCNU, etoposide, cytarabine, melphalan)(More)
Uncontrolled delayed nausea and vomiting remains a problem after high-dose preparative regimens used for autologous and allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplants. Recently, aprepitant was approved for highly and moderately emetogenic chemotherapy, and, in particular, is effective for decreasing delayed emesis. To evaluate its safety and efficacy in the(More)
Steroid refractory graft versus host disease (GVHD) presents a significant therapeutic challenge due to the limited efficacy and safety of second-line treatments. Three patients with extensively pretreated, refractory GVHD were treated with a targeted anti-T-cell agent, alefacept, and demonstrated rapid and clinically significant improvement in their GVHD,(More)
High-dose melphalan 200 mg/m(2) (MEL 200) is the standard of care as a conditioning regimen for autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (AHSCT) for multiple myeloma (MM). We compared a novel conditioning combination incorporating busulfan, melphalan, and bortezomib (BUMELVEL) versus standard MEL 200 in newly diagnosed patients undergoing AHSCT(More)
Patients with multiple myeloma (MM) who relapse after autologous transplantation have limited therapeutic options. We conducted a prospective, multicenter, phase IIa study to investigate the safety and efficacy of i.v. busulfan (Bu) in combination with bortezomib as a conditioning regimen for a second autotransplantation. Because a safe Bu exposure was(More)
Although bone marrow transplantation has been recognized as an effective therapy for malignant and nonmalignant blood disorders, the modality has also been associated with side-effects and complications. Among these adverse events, neurologic complications emerged as an important and frequent source of treatment-related morbidity and mortality. The survival(More)
UNLABELLED Although autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT) for patients with relapsed/refractory Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) appears to offer a survival advantage over conventional therapy, only approximately 25% to 35% of patients with primary progressive or poor-risk recurrent HL can achieve durable remission after ASCT, with disease progressive after(More)
Although acute myeloid and lymphoid leukemia initially respond to conventional chemotherapy, most patients relapse and succumb from their disease. For the past 30 years, efforts at intensifying induction or postremission conventional chemotherapy have met with limited success. Of all the therapies examined, allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation(More)