Busulfan, fludarabine and thymogen (ATG) as conditioning for allogeneic stem cell transplantation – pro

The regimen of busulafan. fludarabine and thymogen has been very quickly adopted and now studies of it as a base for adding additonal drugs have been initiated. However, there is room for caution. Thymoglobulin added to busulfan and fludarabine to conditioning before an allogeneic stem cell transplant may reduce the incidence and severity of graft versus host disease, especially in matched unrelated graft, but it can potentially promote higher reapse

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Conditioning for allogeneic transplantation in Aplastic Anemia – pro

In younger patients with Aplastic Anemia)AA), the standard conditioning proposed by the Working Party on SAA (WPSAA) is cyclophosphamide 50 mg/kg 32 × 4 + ATG. This regimen is nonmyeloablative and highly immunosuppressive to prevent graft rejection and GVHD. Often ATG(Thymogen) is also added. The benefit of adding ATG to cyclophosphamide is unclear, because a recently published prospective randomized clinical trial (RCT) from CIBMTR showed no significant

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