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PURPOSE Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) with inv(3)(q21q26.2)/t(3;3)(q21;q26.2) [inv(3)/t(3;3)] is recognized as a distinctive entity in the WHO classification. Risk assignment and clinical and genetic characterization of AML with chromosome 3q abnormalities other than inv(3)/t(3;3) remain largely unresolved. PATIENTS AND METHODS Cytogenetics, molecular(More)
Early studies suggested that the risk of haemorrhagic complications become unacceptable when platelet counts drop below 20 x 10(9)/l. Because there are insufficient data to define 20 x 10(9)/l as the threshold for prophylactic platelet transfusions, the practicability of a more restrictive transfusion policy has been assessed prospectively in 102(More)
We here investigate the occurrence of fluoride intake-associated alterations in patients with hematologic disease on triazol antifungal medication. Clinical, laboratory, and radiology data of overall 43 patients with hematologic malignancies taking voriconazole (n = 20), posaconazole (n = 8), and itraconazole (n = 4), and a hematologic patient control group(More)
Grundsätzlich basieren Überlegungen, welche zu Transfusionskriterien führen, auf zwei Annahmen [1]. Erstens: Chirurgische Patienten erleiden Komplikationen aufgrund einer verminderten Sauerstoff (O 2 )-Transportkapazität bei einer verminderten Hämoglobinkonzentration; zweitens: Bluttransfusionen verhindern diese Komplikationen, indem sie die O 2(More)
BACKGROUND In patients undergoing elective maxillofacial surgery, hyperthermic reactions have been observed after the transfusion of autologous washed and centrifuged shed blood. It was the aim of this study to correlate the clinical features with changes in cytokine levels. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS In 24 consecutive patients, TNFalpha, IL-1, and IL-6(More)
Several methods to detect anti-A/B antibodies based on haemagglutination and haemolysis have been described. These methods measure predominantly anti-A/B immunoglobulin (Ig)M, whereas anti-A/B IgG and IgG subclasses are less well examined. We established a flow cytometry method (ABO-fluorescence-activated cell sorting; ABO-FACS) to quantify binding of(More)
IMPORTANCE Case reports and series suggest hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) may benefit some patients with Crohn disease. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of autologous HSCT on refractory Crohn disease. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS Parallel-group randomized clinical trial conducted in 11 European transplant units from July 2007 to(More)
Aside from causing hemolytic reactions the ABO blood group system does not have an impact on outcome after allogeneic bone marrow or peripheral blood stem cell transplantation (SCT). However, only a few studies have addressed the effect of ABO incompatibility on the incidence of GVHD, time to engraftment, relapse and survival. Therefore, we performed a(More)
OBJECTIVES Quality of life and psychosocial well-being usually improve after an organ transplant and remain stable for a minimum of several years. These findings, however, mainly apply to the "average" trend for transplant patients. This study aims to investigate whether transplant patients fall into different groups in good or poor psychosocial outcome(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Only few comparative prospective studies have been published on psychosocial issues of organ transplant. This study investigated patient groups with various organ transplants with respect to their quality of life and psychosocial situation before and after surgery. METHODS 76 patients receiving an organ transplant (lung n = 22,(More)