Walter J. F. M. van der Velden

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BACKGROUND The treatment of patients with haematological malignancies by means of haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is often accompanied by life threatening infections. With emerging antimicrobial resistance there is an increased need for new agents, with a beneficial safety profile. Therefore we evaluated the safety of the promising new(More)
BACKGROUND Stem cell transplantation (SCT) is still complicated by the occurrence of fever and inflammatory complications attributed to neutropenia and subsequent infectious complications. The role of mucosal barrier injury (MBI) of the intestinal tract therein has received little attention. METHODS We performed a retrospective analysis in 163 SCT(More)
OBJECTIVES Reduced-frequency dosing strategies of anidulafungin may offer a more convenient way of providing adequate antifungal prophylaxis to patients at high risk of invasive fungal diseases. We aimed to provide the pharmacological rationale for the applicability of reduced-frequency dosing regimens. METHODS We defined two groups of 10 patients that(More)
The C-type lectin-like receptor CD161 is a well-established marker for human IL17-producing T cells, which have been implicated to contribute to the development of graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) after allogeneic stem cell transplantation (allo-SCT). In this study, we analyzed CD161(+) T cell recovery, their functional properties and association with GVHD(More)
Epstein-Barr virus-related post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorders are recognized as a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in patients undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. To better define current understanding of post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorders in stem cell transplant patients, and to improve its diagnosis and(More)
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