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Safety and efficacy of stem cell mobilization under imatinib therapy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14555323     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In order to investigate the safety and efficacy of stem cell mobilization in chronic myeloid leukemia patients under imatinib therapy we treated 10 such patients with granulocyte colony-stimulating factor. We observed that none of the patients developed progressive disease under this treatment. Instead, sufficient CD34+ apheresis could be performed in 7 patients and, as assessed by nested reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR), bcr/abl-negative stem cell products could be generated in 3 patients. Interestingly, in 3 other patients with bcr/abl-positivity in 1st round RT-PCR of peripheral leukocytes, bcr/abl transcripts in stem cell products could only be detected by nested RT-PCR.
Karl-Anton Kreuzer; Christine Klühs; Michaela Schwarz; Bernd Dörken; Philipp Le Coutre
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Letter; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Haematologica     Volume:  88     ISSN:  1592-8721     ISO Abbreviation:  Haematologica     Publication Date:  2003 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-10-13     Completed Date:  2004-09-30     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0417435     Medline TA:  Haematologica     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1199-200     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Antineoplastic Agents / adverse effects,  therapeutic use
Hematopoietic Stem Cell Mobilization / methods*
Piperazines / adverse effects*,  therapeutic use*
Pyrimidines / adverse effects*,  therapeutic use*
Treatment Outcome
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antineoplastic Agents; 0/Piperazines; 0/Pyrimidines; 152459-95-5/imatinib

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