Journal article

Blood stem cell collection: factors influencing the recovery of granulocyte-macrophage colony forming cells.

K Imrie, AK Stewart, RM Crump, HM Prince, K Trip, A Keating

Cell Transplantation | Published : 1996

Abstract

We evaluated data from all blood cell (BC) collections performed in our institution between 1989 and 1995 to determine factors influencing the outcome of collection. One hundred and thirty-three collections were performed on 106 patients. Malignant diagnoses were: non-Hodgkins lymphoma (NHL) in 35%, multiple myeloma in 31%, breast cancer in 26%, and Hodgkin's disease in 8%. Collections were obtained routinely in myeloma and breast cancer and due to bone marrow involvement with malignancy or inaspirable bone marrow in lymphoma patients. Collections were obtained on a Cobe Spectra or Baxter-Fenwall CS3000+. Engraftment potential was determined by methylcellulose colony assay (CFU-GM), with a t..

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