Long-term outcomes of nonconditioned patients with severe combined immunodeficiency transplanted with HLA-identical or haploidentical bone marrow depleted of T cells with anti-CD6 mAb
ABSTRACT Between 1981 and 1995, 20 children with severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID; median age at transplant, 6.5 [range, 0.5-145] mo, 12 with serious infection) were treated with haploidentical T cell-depleted (anti-CD6 antibody) bone marrow (median number of 5.7 [0.8-18.8] x 10(8) nucleated cells/kg) from mismatched related donors (MMRDs), and 5 children with SCID (median age at transplant, 1.8 [0.5-5.0] mo, 1 with serious infection) were given unmanipulated bone marrow from matched related donors (MRDs). No conditioning or graft-versus-host disease (GvHD) prophylaxis was used.
To assess the outcomes of patients with SCID who received bone marrow from MMRDs or MRDs.
We reviewed the medical records of these 25 consecutive patients with SCID (4 with Omenn syndrome).
Of the 20 patients who received bone marrow from MMRDs, 12 engrafted, 10 survived at a median age of 15.2 [10.0-19.1] years, 4 had chronic GvHD (lung, intestine, skin), 5 required intravenous immunoglobulin, and 8 attended school or college. Two of 5 patients who died had chronic GvHD, and 2 developed lymphoproliferative disease. Of the 5 patients who received bone marrow from MRDs, 5 engrafted, 5 survived at a median age of 23.3 [18.5-26] years, 1 had chronic GvHD (lung, skin), 2 required intravenous immunoglobulin, and 4 attended school or college.
Treatment of critically ill patients with SCID with anti-CD6 antibody T cell-depleted MMRD marrow resulted in an overall 50% long-term survival of patients (83% survival of those engrafted). The principal barriers to long-term survival were delay in diagnosis, life-threatening infection, failure to engraft, and chronic GvHD. Educational goals were achieved in most of the survivors.
Conference Paper: Optimal tactile sensor placement[Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: By intelligently locating a tactile sensor with respect to a sensed object it is possible to minimize the number of sensed points required to identify or localize the object. The author applies principles of statistical decision theory to determine the optimal sensing location to constrain an object model, maximally based on any prior object information, including models or previously sensed points. He shows how information about an object's shape can be combined with sensory data to produce a probablistic membership function on the workspace. Utility functions on the workspace are derived which qualitatively describe the constraining value of obtaining sensory data at each location in the environment. Also described are techniques of sequential analysis which are used to process sensory information as it is acquired. An implementation of these principles is presented, namely, a two-dimensional sensing problem, using a camera with a restricted field of view to acquire sparse sensory data, which are used to discriminate the identity of a shape from among a given setRobotics and Automation, 1989. Proceedings., 1989 IEEE International Conference on; 06/1989
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