• Conclusions This study confirms that AHSCT in selected patients with severe dcSSc results in sustained improvement of skin thickening and stabilizations of organ function up to 10 years after transplantation, so leading to a global clinical improvement, as showed by the persistent reduction in the ESSG clinical activity score. (bmj.com)
  • PBSC
  • Thus, in this patient population, organ function and host and hematopoietic factors influence engraftment after PBSC rescue. (nih.gov)
  • procedure
  • Although this procedure can be accomplished in an individual with a baseline blood count, the number of cells and the efficiency of collection are increased if the cells are procured during white blood cell (WBC) recovery following chemotherapy or after the administration of hematopoietic growth factors. (renalandurologynews.com)
  • patient
  • Patient characteristics before transplantation were examined by univariate analysis using the log-rank test and by Cox's proportional hazards regression analysis to determine predictors of PFS. (bloodjournal.org)