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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 Gelclair is an oral lubricating gel used in the management of oral mucositis (OM). We evaluated its efficacy, tolerance and impact on oral cavity microbial colonization in patients with OM after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cells transplantation. MATERIAL/METHOD Gelclair was administered in a group of 22 patients with active OM. A control(More)
BACKGROUND Citrulline is an amino acid produced by enterocytes. Serum citrulline concentration has been proposed as a marker of enterocyte mass and function. Our study focused on evaluation of citrulline levels in patients with diarrhea related to toxic intestinal damage (mucositis), intestinal graft versus host disease (GVHD), and other etiology of(More)
BACKGROUND Acute myeloid leukemia is a malignant disease characterized by clonal expansion of immature hematopoietic cells - myeloblasts - in the bone marrow. Intensive chemotherapy treatment in elderly patients (over 60) has disappointing results. In these patients, conservative treatment, including compensation of deficiency of red blood cells and(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)
We evaluated responses to the treatment and long-term outcomes of chronic myeloid leukemia patients treated with imatinib as first-line treatment in routine clinical setting from two countries with centralized tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) treatment. We assessed prognostic significance of European LeukemiaNet (ELN) 2006- and 2009-defined responses and(More)
We report a case of a successful mobilization and harvest of the peripheral blood stem cells (PBSCs) in imatinib-pretreated and nilotinib treated 52-year-old woman diagnosed with Philadelphia chromosome-positive and BCR-ABL (b2a2) positive chronic phase CML in 2/2002. She failed interferon-alfa and imatinib treatment. She achieved her first complete(More)
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