Comparison of intermittent- and continuous-flow cell separators for the collection of autologous peripheral blood progenitor cells in patients with hematologic malignancies.

@article{Hitzler2001ComparisonOI,
  title={Comparison of intermittent- and continuous-flow cell separators for the collection of autologous peripheral blood progenitor cells in patients with hematologic malignancies.},
  author={Walter E. Hitzler and Susanne Wolf and Stefan Runkel and M Kunz-Kostomanolakis},
  journal={Transfusion},
  year={2001},
  volume={41 12},
  pages={1562-6}
}
BACKGROUND The transplantation of autologous peripheral blood progenitor cells (PBPCs) after high-dose chemotherapy is a valuable therapy for patients with hematologic and solid malignancies. Several methods are used for harvesting PBPCs. The efficiency of intermittent- and continuous-flow blood cell separators in collecting progenitor cells from the blood of patients undergoing myeloablative treatment for cancer was compared. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS PBPC components (n = 133) were obtained… CONTINUE READING