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Eroglu C.,Erciyes University | Pala C.,Dedeman Stem Cell Transplantation Hospital | Kaynar L.,Dedeman Stem Cell Transplantation Hospital | Yaray K.,Erciyes University | And 9 more authors.
Leukemia and Lymphoma | Year: 2013

Conditioning regimens used during stem cell transplant provide prolonged control or cure of the disease in patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). In this study, we present a comparison of treatment results for 95 patients with ALL who underwent allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant (AHSCT) with total body irradiation plus cyclophosphamide (TBI + Cy) or busulfan plus cyclophosphamide (Bu + Cy) as conditioning regimen. Median age was 25 (range: 9-54) years. Median follow-up was 24 (range: 3-107) months. Median overall survival (OS) was found to be 29 months. Median event-free survival (EFS) was 9 months. Median OS was 37 months in the TBI + Cy arm, while it was 12 months in the Bu + Cy arm, suggesting a significant advantage favoring the TBI + Cy arm (p = 0.003). Median EFS was 13 months in the TBI + Cy arm, while it was 4 months in the Bu + Cy arm, indicating a significant difference (p = 0.006). In univariate and multivariate analysis, it was found that high OS and EFS were significantly correlated with TBI + Cy conditioning regimen and lack of transplant-related mortality (p < 0.05). The TBI + Cy conditioning regimen was found to be superior to the Bu + Cy regimen in patients with ALL undergoing AHSCT regarding both OS and EFS. © 2013 Informa UK, Ltd.


PubMed | Dedeman Stem Cell Transplantation Hospital
Type: Journal Article | Journal: Transplantation proceedings | Year: 2013

Serum albumin level is considered to be a marker reflecting the nutritional status in both healthy subjects and patients with malignancies. In this study we sought to investigate the association between pretransplantation serum albumin levels and prognosis among patients with leukemia who underwent allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (alloHSCT).We retrospectively analyzed the data of 102 patients who underwent alloHSCT from 2004 to 2010. Pretransplant serum albumin, D-dimer, creatinine, and fibrinogen levels drawn within 10 days before transplantation were obtained from patient files. All parameters were divided into 2 groups: normal levels (group 1) versus abnormal levels (group 2). Our normal range of serum albumin is 3.2-5.2 g/dL; patients with pretransplantation albumin level 3.2 g/dL were included in group 1 versus group 2 with <3.2 g/dL.The patients included 42 (41.1%) female and 60 (58.9%) male patients. The diagnoses were acute myeloblastic leukemia in 65 (63.7%) and acute lymphoblastic leukemia in 37 (36.3%). The median age was 26.0 years (range, 13-57). Univariate and multivariate analysis showed that patients with serum albumin levels <3.2 g/dL experienced significantly lower overall survival (OS) compared with 3.2 g/dL (hazard ratio [HR] 2.32 [range, 1.23-4.54] and HR 2.70 [range 1.38-5.26], respectively; P = .009). The median (range) OS in group 2 was 230.0 (184.0-544.0) days versus 570.5 (249.5-1,101.0) days in group 1 (P = .007). For disease free survival (DFS) evaluation, univariate and multivariate analysis showed that patients with serum albumin levels <3.2 g/dL had significantly lower values compared with patients with serum albumin 3.2 g/dL. (HR 2.17 [range 0.98-4.76] and HR 2.85 [range, 1.25-6.66], respectively; P = .046). The median (range) DFS in group 2 was 184.0 (61.0-524.0) days versus 445.0 (199.0-917.5) days in group 1 (P = .045). Among the patient characteristics the presence of infection was a significant independent variable for worse OS (HR 2.12 [range, 0.98-4.36], P = .036). The other parameters-age, sex, donor status, time to transplant interval, conditioning regimens, HLA status, and number of total infused CD34(+) cells-showed no significant effect on OS and DFS (P = .05).Pretransplantation decreased serum albumin levels were associated with poor survival in patients with leukemia who underwent alloHSCT.

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