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BACKGROUND Promising results of cord-blood transplants from unrelated donors have been reported in adults. METHODS We compared outcomes in 682 adults with acute leukemia who received a hematopoietic stem-cell transplant from an unrelated donor: 98 received cord blood and 584 received bone marrow. The transplantations were performed from 1998 through 2002(More)
BACKGROUND It was investigated whether the European Group for Blood and Marrow Transplantation risk score, previously established for chronic myeloid leukemia, could be used to predict outcome after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) for hematological disease in general. METHODS Age of patient, disease stage, time interval from(More)
BACKGROUND Cord-blood banks have increased the use of cord-blood transplantation in patients with hematologic disorders. We have established a registry containing information on the outcome of cord-blood transplantation. METHODS We sent questionnaires to 45 transplantation centers for information on patients receiving cord-blood transplants from 1988 to(More)
In order to compare the outcomes of unrelated umbilical cord blood transplants (UCBTs) or bone marrow transplants, 541 children with acute leukemia (AL) transplanted with umbilical cord blood (n = 99), T-cell-depleted unrelated bone marrow transplants (T-UBMT) (n = 180), or nonmanipulated (UBMT) (n = 262), were analyzed in a retrospective multicenter study.(More)
PURPOSE Reduced intensity conditioning regimen (RIC) is increasingly used in hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). Unrelated donor (UD) transplants have more complications. We wanted to examine if RIC is a valid treatment option using UD in acute myeloblastic leukemia (AML). PATIENTS AND METHODS Between 1999 and 2005, 401 patients with AML were(More)
BACKGROUND Umbilical-cord blood (UCB) is increasingly considered as an alternative to peripheral blood progenitor cells (PBPCs) or bone marrow, especially when an HLA-matched adult unrelated donor is not available. We aimed to determine the optimal role of UCB grafts in transplantation for adults with acute leukaemia, and to establish whether current(More)
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) give origin to the marrow stromal environment that supports hematopoiesis. These cells present a wide range of differentiation potentials and a complex relationship with hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) and endothelial cells. In addition to bone marrow (BM), MSCs can be obtained from other sites in the adult or the fetus. We(More)
The use of unrelated umbilical cord blood (UCB) as an alternative source of haematopoietic stem cells transplantation (HSCT) has been widely used for patients lacking a human leucocyte antigen (HLA) matched donor. One of the disadvantages of using UCB is the limited number of haematopoietic stem cells and, consequently, delayed engraftment and increased(More)
Although CD34 cell dose is known to influence outcome of peripheral stem cell- and/or T-cell-depleted transplantation, such data on unmanipulated marrow transplantation are scarce. To study the influence of CD34(+) cell dose on hematopoietic reconstitution and incidence of infections after bone marrow transplantation, we retrospectively analyzed 212(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES We analyzed outcomes and risk factors after unrelated cord blood transplantation (CBT) in adults with hematologic malignancies. DESIGN AND METHODS One hundred and seventy-one patients were transplanted after 1997. Their median age was 29 years (15-55), and the median follow-up time was 18 months (1-71). Most patients had acute or(More)