Vladimír Koza

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BACKGROUND Graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality after allogeneic haematopoietic cell transplantation from unrelated donors. Anti-T-cell globulins (ATGs) might lower the incidence of GVHD. We did a prospective, randomised, multicentre, open-label, phase 3 trial to compare standard GVHD prophylaxis with ciclosporin and(More)
Over the last decade, hematopoietic stem cells transplantation (HSCT) has been increasingly used in the treatment of severe progressive autoimmune diseases. We report a retrospective survey of 183 multiple sclerosis (MS) patients, recorded in the database of the European Blood and Marrow Transplantation Group (EBMT). Transplant data were available from 178(More)
To determine the incidence and outcome of hepatic veno-occlusive disease (VOD) after blood or marrow transplantation (BMT), we prospectively evaluated all consecutive patients receiving a BMT during a 6-month period in participating EBMT centers. All of them were evaluated for occurrence of VOD according to previously defined clinical criteria. The clinical(More)
BACKGROUND Incomplete remission or relapse from first-line chemotherapy has poor prognosis in male germ cell tumour patients. This phase III randomised trial compares conventional salvage to high-dose-intensification chemotherapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS Between February 1994 and September 2001, 280 patients from 43 institutions in 11 countries, were(More)
BACKGROUND Most results on the treatment of chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML) with imatinib were obtained from clinical trials that may differ from the routine practice. We report the results of treatment of consecutive patients with CML at ten major centres during 2000-2008. PATIENTS AND METHODS Data reporting was retrospective in 2000-2004 and prospective(More)
This retrospective study evaluated the secondary clinical risk score at relapse, the prognostic significance of pre-transplant positron emission tomography (PET), and complete remission (CR) assessed by computed tomography (CT) after salvage chemotherapy before autologous stem cell transplant (ASCT) in 76 patients with relapsed/refractory Hodgkin lymphoma(More)
Antimicrobial solutions are widely used in the nursing care of chemotherapy induced oral mucositis (OM). There is little evidence, however, supporting their use for reducing mucosal damage. In our study, 132 patients were randomized to use normal saline (n=65) or povidone-iodine diluted 1:100 (n=67) mouthwashes for OM prophylaxis and treatment after(More)
In a multicentre retrospective EBMT database study, we analysed factors influencing outcome in 38 patients with MDS/sAML who were transplanted with stem cells from their syngeneic twin and compared those to 1444 patients who were transplanted from an HLA-identical sibling. The median time to leukocyte and platelet engraftment was faster in the twin group:(More)
BACKGROUND Oral graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) is a significant complication after allogeneic stem cell transplantation (SCT) and there is no consistent information about its characteristics in patients after reduced-intensity conditioning regimen FLU/MEL (fludarabine 120 mg/m² and melphalan 140 mg/m²). MATERIAL/METHODS This was a single-centre(More)
This study describes the outcome of patients receiving haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) to treat severe refractory autoimmune cytopenia. The registry of the European Group of Blood and Marrow Transplantation holds data on 36 patients receiving 38 transplants, the first transplant was autologous for 27 and allogeneic for nine patients.(More)