Bone Marrow Transplant 2021 Jun 9. Epub 2021 Jun 9.
Unité de Médecine Interne: Maladies Auto-immunes et Pathologie Vasculaire (UF 04), Centre de Référence des Maladies auto-immunes systémiques Rares d'Ile-de-France MATHEC, AP-HP, Hôpital Saint-Louis, Paris, France.
Two randomised trials (ASTIS, SCOT) of Autologous Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation (AHSCT) versus monthly Cyclophosphamide for severe Systemic Sclerosis (SSc) patients used similar inclusion criteria, but different primary endpoints: event-free-survival (EFS) at 24 months in ASTIS versus the global rank composite score (GRCS) at 54 months in SCOT. Here we analysed the French ASTIS cohort (n = 49) outcome using the same GRCS endpoint as reported in SCOT. All patients, randomised to AHSCT (n = 26) or Cyclophosphamide (n = 23), were evaluated for the non-parametric GRCS endpoint based on: death, EFS, forced vital capacity (FVC), Health Assessment Questionnaire Disability Index (HAQ-DI) and modified Rodnan skin score (mRSS) at 60 months. Read More