This study reports the data of 32 children with poor-prognosis solid tumors who had 78 PBSC harvests on Fenwall CS-3000plus after mobilization mainly by different treatment protocol chemotherapy regimens followed by G- or GM-CSF (92% of patients) or by G-/GM-CSF alone (8%). Timing of procedure was predicted by studying the blood count. When the white blood cell and platelet count reached a median of 8.1 (0.9-37.3) and 95 (16-338) x 109/L, respectively, the median number of 2.7 (0. 005-16.8) x 106 CD34+/kg with 1.5 (0.005-11.6) x 106 CD34+/kg for 1 blood volume processed was obtained per procedure. In the group of 13 patients with low body weight (median 14 [10-20] kg) 32 leukophereses were performed. The extracorporal line was primed with donor red blood cells in the patients with the weight below 15 kg. No difference was observed in CD34+ content in harvests whether GM-CSF was begun on day +1 or on day +3 after chemotherapy.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
- Mobilizing regimens