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Factors affecting the efficacy of peripheral blood progenitor cells collections by large-volume leukaphereses with standardized processing volumes

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Hermann Josef Vormoor


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BACKGROUND: Peripheral blood progenitor cell (PBPC) collections should be safe and efficient. Therefore, the influence and risk factors in large-volume leukaphereses (LVL) with standardized blood volumes was investigated. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: In a total of 724 autologous LVL performed at our center, either 4x or 6x the patient's blood volume (PBV) was processed. The group with processing 4x the PBV showed a median of 31 circulating CD34+ cells per microL, and the group with processing 6x the PBV had a median of 13 CD34+ cells per microL before LVL. Individual clinical factors, laboratory factors, and apheresis run variables influencing the yields of PBPCs were retrospectively analyzed. Furthermore, the changes of laboratory variables and adverse effects during LVL were investigated. RESULTS: Multivariate analysis identified "age,""circulating CD34+ cells," and "percentage of mononuclear cells" as only factors influencing the yields of PBPCs. Altogether, processing 6x versus 4x the PBV did not result in significantly higher yields of CD34+ cells for the total group, but requested PBPC yields were achieved more often after processing 6x the PBV in patients below 20 CD34+ cells per microL blood. Processing 6x versus 4x the PBV showed a significant difference for the decrease of platelets, but not for any other laboratory variable. Adverse effects were recorded in 4.97 percent of LVL without accumulation in one group. CONCLUSION: In particular, patients with low amounts of circulating CD34+ cells profited from enlarged LVL demonstrating higher PBPC yields but comparable rates of adverse effects.

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Author(s): Cassens U, Barth IM, Baumann C, Fischer RJ, Kienast J, Vormoor J, Sibrowski W

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Transfusion

Year: 2004

Volume: 44

Issue: 11

Pages: 1593-1602

ISSN (print): 0041-1132

ISSN (electronic): 1537-2995


DOI: 10.1111/j.1537-2995.2004.04072.x

Notes: 0041-1132 (Print) Journal Article


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