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J Hematother. 1992 Winter;1(4):329-41.

Defining a therapeutic dose of peripheral blood stem cells.

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  • 1Applied Sciences Division, Baxter Healthcare Corporation Round Lake, IL.

Abstract

Peripheral blood stem cells (PBSC) are now used extensively to provide rapid and durable hematopoietic reconstitution following supralethal myeloablative therapies. A major clinical issue is the quantitation of the cells responsible for reconstitution. We review here published reports of transplants using the measurement of mononuclear cells and granulocyte-macrophage colony-forming units (CFU-GM) to quantitate PBSC. In addition, we present data from three institutions where hematopoietic recovery is correlated with doses of CFU-GM or CD34+ cells. These data suggest doses of 20 x 10(4) CFU-GM or 2 x 10(6) CD34+ cells/kg body weight that provide rapid engraftment of neutrophils and platelets.

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