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This study evaluated of the effect of post-transplant recombinant human granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (rhG-CSF) administration on the parameters of peritransplant morbidity. Three sequential and consecutive cohorts of 20 patients each received either post-transplant rhG-CSF at a dose of 5 micro g/kg/d i.v. in the morning, starting on d 0, d 5, or no(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the correlation of preleukapheresis circulating CD 34+ cells/micro L, white blood cells (WBC), and platelet counts on the first day of apheresis with the yield of collected CD 34+ cell counts in 40 patients with hematological malignancies (n = 29) and solid tumors (n = 11). The median numbers of apheresis cycles,(More)
Oral chronic graft versus host disease (cGVHD) is common and a major cause of morbidity and loss of quality of life in long term survivors. Cyclosporine with prednisone remains the first line therapy for oral manifestations of cGVHD. However, even with routine administration of systemic agents, many patients with oral manifestations of cGVHD do not have(More)
Genetic aspects of a 28 year-old female patient with typical morphological and clinical features of acute promyelocytic leukemia is presented. Pml/rara fusion transcript and a complex translocation involving chromosomes 5, 15 and 17 were detected by fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) technique which was applied as in adjunct to conventional(More)
To date, no randomized study has compared different doses of recombinant human granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (rhG-CSF) following submyeloablative mobilization chemotherapy. Therefore, we evaluated the effect of different doses of rhG-CSF following mobilization chemotherapy on yields of CD34+ peripheral blood stem cells (PBSC). Fifty patients were(More)
Summary:The purpose of this evaluation was to investigate the efficacy of high-dose chemotherapy with thiotepa, melphalan, and carboplatin (TMCb), and of autologous peripheral blood stem cell (PBSC) infusion in patients with aggressive non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) or Hodgkin's disease (HD). A total of 42 patients, 23 with intermediate-grade NHL and 19 with(More)
Summary:This study was conducted to evaluate the efficacy of high-dose thiotepa, melphalan and carboplatin (TMCb) regimen in 27 patients undergoing autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT) for metastatic breast cancer. A total of 27 patients with stage IV breast cancer underwent ASCT following thiotepa (500 mg/m2), melphalan (100 mg/m2) and carboplatin(More)
It is logical to expect that large-volume leukapheresis may be able to collect adequate numbers of PBSC with fewer procedures. To date, there is no agreement on the optimal volume of leukapheresis. Therefore, in this study we compared 8 l volume with 12 l and assessed whether a 50% increase in the blood volume processed would decrease the number of(More)
Castleman's disease is a rare B-cell lymphoproliferative disorder of unknown etiology. In this report we describe a 54-year-old woman with a 10-year history of asymptomatic bilateral, multiple cervical lymph node enlargements. She was not evaluated by lymph node biopsy during this period. She had been well until four months previously. The patient presented(More)
The objective of the study is to evaluate a range of potential risk factors in the etiology of varicose veins with superficial venous reflux. Forty-nine patients attending a cardiovascular surgery clinic for the management of varicose disease between 2009 and 2010 were enrolled for the study. The age range of the patient group was 44,04 ± 15,05 years and(More)