Publications by authors named "Rocio Parody-Porras"

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Prognostic impact of early-versus-late responses to different induction regimens in patients with myeloma undergoing autologous hematopoietic cell transplantation: Results from the CALM study by the CMWP of the EBMT.

Eur J Haematol 2021 May 27;106(5):708-715. Epub 2021 Feb 27.

University Hospital of Lille, Inserm, CHU Lille, INSERM, Infinite, Lille, France.

Background: In autologous stem cell transplant (ASCT)-eligible myeloma patients, prolonged induction does not necessarily improve the depth of response.

Method: We analyzed 1222 ASCT patients who were classified based on (a) the interval between induction and stem cell collection, (b) the type of induction regimen: BID (Bortezomib, IMiDs, and Dexamethasone), Bortezomib-based, or CTD (Cyclophosphamide, Thalidomide, and Dexamethasone), and (c) the time to best response (Early ie, best response within 4 or 5 months, depending on the regimen vs Late; Good ie, VGPR or better vs Poor).

Results: The length of induction treatment required to achieve a Good response did not affect PFS (P = .65) or OS (P = .61) post-ASCT. The three types of regimen resulted in similar outcomes: median PFS 31, 27.7 and 30.8 months (P = .31), and median OS 81.7, 92.7, and 77.4 months, respectively (P = .83). On multivariate analysis, neither the type nor the duration of the induction regimen affected OS and PFS, except for Early Good Responders who had a better PFS compared to Early Poor Responders (HR = 1.21, P-value = .02). However, achieving a Good response at induction was associated with a better response (≥VGPR) post-transplant.

Conclusion: The kinetics of response did not affect outcomes.
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May 2021

Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation for adults with relapsed acute promyelocytic leukemia in second complete remission.

Bone Marrow Transplant 2020 Dec 15. Epub 2020 Dec 15.

Hôpital Saint Antoine, Sorbonne University, Department of Hematology, Paris, France.

We retrospectively compared outcomes of a large series of adult patients with APL in CR2 receiving alloHSCT (n = 228) or autoHSCT (n = 341) reported to the European Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation from January 2004 to December 2018. The 2-year cumulative incidence of non-relapse mortality was significantly higher for alloHSCT 17.3% (95% CI 12.5-22.8) compared with autoHSCT 2.7% (95% CI 1.2-5) (p = 0.001), while differences in relapse rate were not significant (28% versus 22.9%; p = 0.28). Leukemia-free survival (LFS) and overall survival (OS) favored autoHSCT with 74.5% (95% CI 69-79.2) and 82.4% (95% CI 77.3-86.5) compared with alloHSCT with 54.7% (95% CI 47.5-61.3) (p = 0.001) and 64.3% (95% CI 57.2-70.6), respectively (p = 0.001 and p = 0.001). Multivariable analysis showed significantly worse LFS after alloHSCT (HR 0.49; 95% CI 0.37-0.67; p < 0.0001), older age (p = 0.001), and shorter time from diagnosis to transplant (p = 0.00015). Similar results were obtained for OS. The study shows that autoHSCT resulted in better survival outcomes (LFS and OS) for APL in CR2. These results were mainly due to reduced NRM in the autoHSCT as compared to alloHSCT.
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December 2020

Ruxolitinib in refractory acute and chronic graft-versus-host disease: a multicenter survey study.

Bone Marrow Transplant 2020 03 7;55(3):641-648. Epub 2019 Nov 7.

Hospital Niño Jesús, Madrid, Spain.

Graft-versus-host disease is the main cause of morbidity and mortality after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. First-line treatment is based on the use of high doses of corticosteroids. Unfortunately, second-line treatment for both acute and chronic graft-versus-host disease, remains a challenge. Ruxolitinib has been shown as an effective and safe treatment option for these patients. Seventy-nine patients received ruxolitinib and were evaluated in this retrospective and multicenter study. Twenty-three patients received ruxolitinib for refractory acute graft-versus-host disease after a median of 3 (range 1-5) previous lines of therapy. Overall response rate was 69.5% (16/23) which was obtained after a median of 2 weeks of treatment, and 21.7% (5/23) reached complete remission. Fifty-six patients were evaluated for refractory chronic graft-versus-host disease. The median number of previous lines of therapy was 3 (range 1-10). Overall response rate was 57.1% (32/56) with 3.5% (2/56) obtaining complete remission after a median of 4 weeks. Tapering of corticosteroids was possible in both acute (17/23, 73%) and chronic graft-versus-host disease (32/56, 57.1%) groups. Overall survival was 47% (CI: 23-67%) at 6 months for patients with aGVHD (62 vs 28% in responders vs non-responders) and 81% (CI: 63-89%) at 1 year for patients with cGVHD (83 vs 76% in responders vs non-responders). Ruxolitinib in the real life setting is an effective and safe treatment option for GVHD, with an ORR of 69.5% and 57.1% for refractory acute and chronic graft-versus-host disease, respectively, in heavily pretreated patients.
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March 2020

Tandem Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation Improves Outcomes in Newly Diagnosed Multiple Myeloma with Extramedullary Disease and High-Risk Cytogenetics: A Study from the Chronic Malignancies Working Party of the European Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation.

Biol Blood Marrow Transplant 2019 11 6;25(11):2134-2142. Epub 2019 Jul 6.

University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany. Electronic address:

Although high-dose therapy and autologous stem cell transplant combined with novel agents continues to be the hallmark of first-line treatment in newly diagnosed transplant-eligible multiple myeloma patients, the impact of tandem autologous or autologous/reduced-intensity allogeneic transplant for patients with extramedullary disease (EMD) and high-risk cytogenetics is not yet defined. Here, we analyzed clinical and cytogenetic data from 488 adult myeloma patients with EMD undergoing single autologous (n = 373), tandem autologous (n = 84), or autologous-allogeneic transplant (n = 31) between 2003 and 2015. At least 1 high-risk abnormality was present in 41% (n = 202), with del(17p) (40%) and t(4;14) (45%) the most frequent. More than 1 high-risk abnormality was found in 54%. High-risk cytogenetics showed worse 4-year overall survival (OS) and progression-free survival (PFS) of 54% and 29%, respectively, versus 78% and 49% for standard-risk cytogenetics (P < .001). Co-segregation of high-risk abnormalities did not seem to affect outcome. Regarding transplant regimen, OS and PFS were 70% and 43% for single autologous versus 83% and 52% for tandem autologous and 88% and 58% for autologous-allogeneic (P = .06 and P = .30). In multivariate analysis high-risk cytogenetics were associated with worse survival (hazard ratio [HR], 2.00; P = .003), whereas tandem autologous significantly improved outcome versus single autologous transplant (HRs, .46 and .64; P = .02 and P = .03). Autologous-allogeneic transplant did not significantly differ in outcome but appeared to improve survival, but results were limited because of small population (HR, .31). In conclusion, high-risk cytogenetics is frequently observed in newly diagnosed myeloma with EMD and significantly worsens outcome after single autologous, whereas a tandem autologous transplant strategy may overcome onset poor prognosis.
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November 2019

[Bacteraemia and infection of the vascular catheter in the haematology patient: positioning and management based on the Delphi method].

Rev Esp Quimioter 2016 Feb 15;29(1):15-24. Epub 2016 Feb 15.

José Ramón Azanza Perea. Clínica Universidad de Navarra. Navarra; Dirección Avda Pío XII 36., Navarra, Spain.

Objective: Infectious complications are an important cause of morbidity and mortality in haematological patients with febrile neutropenia. The aim of this study was to develop a consensus document of recommendations to optimize the management of febrile neutropenic patients with haematological or vascular catheter infections in areas where there is no solid scientific evidence.

Methods: After reviewing the scientific evidence, a scientific committee composed of experts in haematology and infectious diseases developed a survey with 55 statements. A two- round modified Delphi method was used to achieve consensus.

Results: The online survey was answered by 52 experts in the field of haematology and infectious diseases. After two rounds of evaluation, a consensus was possible in 43 of the 55 statements (78.2%): 40 in agreement and 3 in disagreement. Recommendations are given related to empirical antibiotic treatment of patients with febrile neutropenia, mechanisms of action, toxicity and synergism of antibiotics in this context, modifications of antibiotic treatment in the course of febrile neutropenia, and the management of central vascular catheter infections in the haematological setting.

Conclusions: There is a high degree of agreement among experts on some controversial issues concerning the management of febrile neutropenia and catheter infection in hematologic patients. This agreement has resulted in recommendations that may be useful in clinical practice.
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February 2016

Lenograstim compared to filgrastim for the mobilization of hematopoietic stem cells in healthy donors.

Transfusion 2013 Dec 14;53(12):3240-2. Epub 2013 Mar 14.

Department of Hematology, Hospital Universitario Virgen del Rocío, Instituto de Biomedicina de Sevilla (IBIS)/CSIC/Universidad de Sevilla, Sevilla, Spain.

Background: Recombinant human granulocyte-colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) is used to mobilize hematopoietic stem cells for both autologous and allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. The recombinant products clinically available are lenograstim and filgrastim, which differ from a biologic point of view as well as from their economical impact. In this regard, some studies have shown different in vitro activities although clinical studies comparing both drugs in the allogeneic transplant setting are scanty.

Study Design And Methods: In the current study we compare the efficacy of lenograstim and filgrastim in terms of number of circulating CD34+ cells/μL during the fifth day of G-CSF administration, the number of days of apheresis required to obtain the target cell dose, the median of CD34+ cells collected on the first day of apheresis, or the median number of total CD34+ cells collected at the end of the procedure, in a series of 146 healthy donors undergoing hematopoietic stem cell mobilization for allogeneic transplantation.

Results: We observed that, using a comparable dose for the two products, no significant differences were observed between the two groups.

Conclusion: In conclusion, the current retrospective study shows that lenograstim and filgrastim are similar in terms of efficacy for the mobilization of hematopoietic stem cells in healthy donors.
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December 2013

Prospective study of the incidence, clinical features, and outcome of symptomatic upper and lower respiratory tract infections by respiratory viruses in adult recipients of hematopoietic stem cell transplants for hematologic malignancies.

Biol Blood Marrow Transplant 2005 Oct;11(10):781-96

Department of Clinical Hematology, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, and Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain.

Respiratory viruses (RVs) are known to be major causes of morbidity and mortality in recipients of hematopoietic stem cell transplants (HSCTs), but prospective long-term studies are lacking. We prospectively screened all adult HSCT recipients (172 allogeneic [alloHSCT] and 240 autologous [autoHSCT]) who underwent transplantation during a 4-year period (1999 to 2003) for the development of a first episode of symptomatic upper respiratory tract infections and/or lower respiratory tract infections (LRTI) by an RV. RVs studied were influenza A and B viruses (n=39), human respiratory syncytial virus (n=19), human adenoviruses (n=11), human parainfluenza viruses 1 to 3 (n=8), human enteroviruses (n=5), human rhinoviruses (n=3), and the recently discovered human metapneumoviruses (n=19). During the study, 51 and 32 cases of RV symptomatic infections were identified of alloHSCT and autoHSCT recipients (2-year incidence, 29% and 14%, respectively). Risk factors for progression of upper respiratory tract infection to LRTI included severe (<0.2x10(9)/L) and moderate (<0.2x10(9)/L) lymphocytopenia in alloHSCT (P=.02) and autoHSCT (P=.03). Death from LRTI was attributed to an RV in 8 alloHSCT recipients. Symptomatic RV had no effect on 2-year outcomes, with the possible exception of influenza A and B virus infections in autoHSCT: these were associated with nonrelapse mortality (P=.02). In conclusion, this prospective trial allows an estimation of the minimum incidence of a first RV infection in adult HSCT recipients and identifies risk factors for acquisition of an RV infection and progression to LRTI; this should aid in the design of future studies. In addition, human metapneumovirus should be added to the potentially serious causes of RV infections in HSCT.
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October 2005