Oliver Basu

Oliver Basu
University Hospital Essen | UK Essen · Clinic for Pediatrics III

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Total body irradiation (TBI)-based conditioning is associated with superior leukemia-free survival in children with ALL undergoing HSCT. However, the risk for subsequent malignant neoplasms (SMN) remains a significant concern. We analyzed 705 pediatric patients enrolled in the prospective ALL-SCT-BFM-2003 trial and its subsequent registry. Patients...
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Der Pingunauten Trainer ist eine Virtual Reality (VR) App für Smartphones, die auf spielerische Art Kinder auf die Untersuchung im MRT vorbereitet. Schrittweise und mit kleinen Spielen erkunden die Kinder einen originalgetreuen Untersuchungsraum und trainieren ruhig stillzuliegen, während sie einen virtuellen MRT Scan erleben. Die Ergebnisse der vo...
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The feeling of lying in the restricted bore of an MRI scanner, surrounded by loud noises and not allowed to move, is a psychological burden for patients. Children especially have problems to lie still during the examination and sometimes exhibit intense fear reactions. Therefore, children are frequently sedated before the examination. We introduce...
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We present the concept, design, and evaluation of a playful mobile virtual reality (VR) app for children to reduce anxiety and stress during MRI examinations. The Pengunaut Trainer aims to help children to familiarize themselves with the medical environment so that they can be examined without fear, rendering sedation unnecessary. The young patient...
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(1) Background: Refractory acute graft-versus-host disease (R-aGvHD) remains a leading cause of death after allogeneic stem cell transplantation. Survival rates of 15% after four years are currently achieved; deaths are only in part due to aGvHD itself, but mostly due to adverse effects of R-aGvHD treatment with immunosuppressive agents as these pr...
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Steroid-resistant acute graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) of the gastrointestinal tract associates with important morbidity and mortality. While high-dose steroids are the established first-line therapy in GVHD, no second-line therapy is generally accepted. In this analysis of 65 consecutive patients with severe, steroid-resistant, intestinal GVHD (...
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Purpose: This retrospective analysis aimed to address the efficacy of total nodal irradiation (TNI)-based reconditioning regimens in pediatric patients with graft failure/rejection after allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation. Methods and materials: Thirty-three pediatric patients with malignant (n = 25) and nonmalignant diseases (n = 8)...
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Introduction: Since the seminal paper of LeBlanc in 2008, despite several negative studies, the scientific community has retained optimism with respect to the usefulness of mesenchymal stroma cells (MSCs) in refractory acute graft-versus-host disease (GvHD). A prevailing theme of past studies was that, while pediatric GvHD responded to MSCs, adult...
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Background In general anesthesia, cartoon watching and playing video games reduce anxiety in children. It is unknown whether watching a video in the intervention room has a similar effect, and therefore is able to reduce sedative doses in children undergoing small medical procedures. Aim of this prospective study was to determine the effect of watc...
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The inability to generate mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) of consistent potency likely is responsible for inconsistent clinical outcomes of patients with aGvHD receiving MSC products. We developed a novel MSC manufacturing protocol characterized by high in vitro potency and near-identity of individual doses, referred to as "MSC-Frankfurt am Main (...
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To circumvent donor-to-donor heterogeneity which may lead to inconsistent results after treatment of acute graft-versus-host disease with mesenchymal stromal cells generated from single donors we developed a novel approach by generating these cells from pooled bone marrow mononuclear cells of eight healthy third-party donors. Generated cells were f...
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This paper describes the development of an interactive multimedia environment designed for helping young patients to understand cancer-related medical treatments. The application is not intended to replace the medical consultation but to support it by conveying general information about necessary procedures and thus giving doctors more time for ind...
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Little is known regarding bone marrow (BM) cellularity, CD34+ fraction, and CFU-GM colony formation in relation to age and whether healthy children require a reference range distinct from healthy adults. We therefore analyzed a series of single BM aspirates from 45 healthy children who were evaluated as potential BM donors. Thirty-three of these ch...
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Hintergrund Hereditäre rekurrierende Fiebersyndrome (HRF) sind seltene autoinflammatorische Erkrankungen (AID). Sie sind durch rezidivierende, selbstlimitierende, systemische Entzündungsreaktionen gekennzeichnet und gehen mit einer Dysregulation der angeborenen Abwehr einher. Methoden Das BMBF-geförderte (BMBF: Bundesministerium für Bildung und Fo...
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Outcomes of Ewing tumor (ET) patients treated with allogeneic stem cell transplantation (allo-SCT) were compared regarding the use of reduced-intensity conditioning (RIC) and high-intensity conditioning (HIC) regimens as well as human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-matched and HLA-mismatched grafts. We retrospectively analyzed data of 87 ET patients from...
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Auto-inflammatory diseases (AIDs) are characterized by recurrent self-limiting systemic inflammation. In a multicentre effort, we set out to register genetic, epidemiological and clinical features as well as prognostic factors of these diseases by prospective longitudinal and long-term documentation, in order to define novel AIDs and to better unde...
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Proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA) has often been used as a marker to aid assessment of tumour growth fraction. This paper addresses the question of whether it can be used as an S-phase marker, when the non-chromatin-bound form of the protein is removed by pepsin treatment. Cytofluorometric measurements were carried out after immunofluoresce...
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A number of studies have shown that the DNA-ploidy of mononucleated blood cells is a prognostic factor of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in childhood, patients with an hyperploid DNA index showing a significantly better response to chemotherapy than those with a euploid DNA index. The aim of the present study was to re-evaluate this question for a s...
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The long-term follow-up of a study including 214 patients receiving either peripheral blood stem cells (PBSCs) or bone marrow (BM) from an HLA-A, -B, and -DR-compatible unrelated donor is presented. Median follow-up was 4.4 (2.3-7.3) and 5.0 (0.7-8.4) years in the 2 groups, respectively. Cumulative incidence of overall chronic graft-versus-host dis...
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Hepatic complications associated with cholestasis occur frequently in hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients. Since bile acid seems to be a sensitive indicator of beginning cholestasis, the authors monitored total serum bile acid levels in addition to the standard liver function tests in 23 recipients of allogeneic transplants between June 1...
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Chemotherapy planning in pediatric oncology is complex and time-consuming. The correctness of the calculation according to state-of-the-art research is crucial for curing the child. Computer-assistance can be of great value. The objective of our research was to work out a meta-model of chemotherapy planning based on the Unified Modeling Language (U...
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Veno-occlusive disease (VOD) of the liver is a complication observed particularly in patients undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). Defibrotide (DF) is a polydeoxyribonucleotide with aptameric activity on endothelium. We evaluated in a retrospective analysis the efficacy of DF in pediatric patients developing hepatic VOD after...
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Objective: Chemotherapy planning in pediatric oncology is complex and time-consuming. The correctness of the calculation according to state-of-the-art research is crucial for curing the child. Computer-assistance can be of great value. The objective of our research was to work out a meta-model of chemotherapy planning based on the Unified Modeling...
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When harvesting peripheral progenitor cells (PPC) in children, the special situation of their circulatory system has to be taken into account. Therefore, extracorporeal blood volume and product volume should be small to avoid side effects. Nine children (age 2-14 years, weight 12.8-58.5 kg) with malignancies underwent 10 PPC collections with the MN...
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Allogeneic peripheral stem cell transplantation in six children with non-malignant hematologic or metabolic diseases which are eventually fatal was carried out with parental donors. Given three to five HLA mismatches, all grafts underwent CD34+ cell selection as graft-versus-host prophylaxis. The patients received median doses of 16.7 x 10(6) CD34+...
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The incidence of adenovirus (AV) infections following SCT was determined in a prospective multicenter trial. Over 1 year, 130 consecutive patients undergoing allogeneic SCT at Essen University Hospital were included and followed for 6 months. Source of stem cells was blood in 68 cases. Fifty-eight patients had HLA-identical sibling donors. Throat s...
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A 14-year-old girl developed very severe aplastic anemia unresponsive to steroids, cyclosporine, ATG and filgrastim. She experienced repeated bacterial infections, hypermenorrhagia and epistaxis and received numerous transfusions. Lacking a matched family or unrelated donor, she was transplanted 6 months after diagnosis with CD34+ cell-enriched per...
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Congenital amegakaryocytic thrombocytopenia (CAT), a rare syndrome with failure of megakaryopoiesis, cannot be cured by immunoglobulins, steroids or cyclosporin, but only by allogeneic bone marrow transplantation (BMT). We report on eight patients with CAT, all of whom were dependent at the time of BMT on platelet transfusion. Sources of haematopoi...
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Engraftment was achieved in 43/45 (95%) recipients of peripheral blood stem cells (PBSC) from HLA-compatible unrelated donors (n = 45), compared to all 45 patients in matched controls receiving bone marrow and 14/18 (78%) recipients of CD34-selected PBSC (P < 0.01). The time to reach ANC >0.5 x 10(9)/l was a median of 16 days in the PBSC and CD34 g...
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Peripheral blood stem cell (PBSC) transplants from HLA-A, -B, and -DR compatible unrelated donors (n = 45) were compared with bone marrow (BM; BM group, n = 45). Eighteen patients received CD34-selected PBSC (CD34 group). The PBSCs contained more mononuclear cells, CD34+, CD3+, and CD56+cells compared with marrow (P < .001). Engraftment was achieve...
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Peripheral blood stem cell (PBSC) transplants from HLA-A, -B, and -DR compatible unrelated donors (n = 45) were compared with bone marrow (BM; BM group, n = 45). Eighteen patients received CD34-selected PBSC (CD34 group). The PBSCs contained more mononuclear cells, CD34(+), CD3(+), and CD56(+) cells compared with marrow (P <.001). Engraftment was a...
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Background: When peripheral progenitor cells (PPC) are harvested in children the special situation of their circulatory system has to be taken into account. Extracorporeal blood volume and product volume should be low to avoid side effects. Setting: Hemapheresis unit and pediatric oncologic ward of a University Clinic. Patients: 12 children with ne...
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Twenty-six patients received peripheral blood progenitor cells (PBPC) from unrelated donors at five European Centres. Twenty-five donors were HLA-A, -B and -DR identical and one had a one antigen mismatch. PBPC were mobilised by treatment with G-CSF for 4-5 days. Eleven patients receiving PBPC were compared to 11 patients receiving unrelated bone m...
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The clinical results, cellular immune reconstitution, and hematopoietic chimerism obtained after transplantation of recombinant human granulocyte colony-stimulating factor mobilized allogeneic peripheral blood stem cells (PBSCs) from genotypically human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-identical sibling (n = 36) or alternative family donors (n = 24) were pr...
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The clinical results, cellular immune reconstitution, and hematopoietic chimerism obtained after transplantation of recombinant human granulocyte colony-stimulating factor mobilized allogeneic peripheral blood stem cells (PBSCs) from genotypically human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-identical sibling (n = 36) or alternative family donors (n = 24) were pr...
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Purpose: Validation of a "reduced volume" program for collection of peripheral PPC. Methods: The Fresenius AS.TEC 204 blood separator has the same "reduced volume" PPC protocol as the AS 104 device, the differences between the machines are higher centrifuge speed to enable higher blood flow, fully automated eccentric clamps and an additional safety...

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