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Type: Journal article
Title: Allogeneic haemopoietic cell transplants in Australia, 1996 - A multicentre retrospective comparison of the use of peripheral blood stem cells with bone marrow
Author: Nivison-Smith, I.
Bradstock, K.
Szer, J.
Durrant, S.
Dodds, A.
Hermann, R.
Schwarer, A.
Gibson, J.
To, L.
Arthur, C.
Citation: Bone Marrow Transplantation, 2001; 28(1):21-27
Publisher: Nature Publishing Group
Issue Date: 2001
ISSN: 0268-3369
Abstract: A retrospective comparison was carried out on adult patients receiving HLA-identical allogeneic haemopoietic stem cell transplants from siblings in Australia in 1996, comparing bone marrow with G-CSF-mobilised peripheral blood stem cells. A total of 131 transplant recipients from nine centres were included in this study, of whom 79 received bone marrow, 44 blood stem cells and eight both. All but three of the 131 patients had cyclosporin and methotrexate as graft-versus-host disease prophylaxis. The minimum follow-up time for surviving patients is 27 months. Comparisons were carried out between the BM and PBSC groups. There were no significant differences between groups in age, sex, diagnosis, donor characteristics or pretransplant conditioning. Median time to neutrophil recovery of 0.5 x 10⁹/l was 14 days for PBSC recipients, compared to 19 days for marrow recipients (P < 0.0005). Median time to platelet recovery of 20 x 10⁹/l was 17 days for PBSC recipients, compared to 28 days for marrow recipients (P < 0.0005). There were no significantly increased risks of either acute or chronic GVHD in the PBSC recipients. There were no significant differences between the groups in the incidence of major transplant-related complications, disease-free survival or overall survival.
Keywords: Allogeneic bone marrow transplantation; peripheral blood stem cells; graft-versus-host disease
Description: © 2001 Nature Publishing Group
RMID: 0020011056
DOI: 10.1038/sj.bmt.1703088
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