|Title||Tolerance of granulocyte donors towards granulocyte colony-stimulating factor stimulation and of patients towards granulocyte transfusions: results of a multicentre study|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2003|
|Authors||Bux J, Cassens U, Dielschneider T, Duchscherer M, Edel E, Eichler H, Haas C, Moog R, Peschke H, Peters C, Ryzenkov I, Schlenke P, Ullrich H, Wiesneth M|
|Pagination||322 - 5|
Data of 507 granulocyte donations from 183 donors were evaluated. No severe granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF)-related side-effects were observed. Three donors complained of severe itching following infusion of hydroxyethyl starch (HES). A high proportion (85%) of the donors stated that they would donate granulocytes again. The mean granulocyte yield was 4.3 x 10(10). High-molecular-weight HES resulted in a significantly higher yield compared with low-molecular-weight HES. Mild, but no severe, adverse transfusion reactions were observed in 16% of the recipients. A leucocyte alloimmunization rate of 24% was found. G-CSF stimulation and transfusion of G-CSF-mobilized granulocytes were well tolerated by donors and recipients, respectively.
|Short Title||Tolerance of granulocyte donors towards granulocyte colony-stimulating factor stimulation and of patients towards granulocyte transfusions: results of a multicentre study|
|Notify Library Reference ID||273|