Body mass index does not impact hematopoietic progenitor cell mobilization for autologous hematopoietic cell transplantation.

Body mass index does not impact hematopoietic progenitor cell mobilization for autologous hematopoietic cell transplantation. J Clin Apher. 2019 Aug 05;: Authors: Khouri J, Rybicki L, Majhail NS, Kalaycio M, Pohlman B, Hill B, Jagadeesh D, Dean R, Hamilton B, Sobecks R, Koo A, Liu H Abstract BACKGROUND: Obesity has implications for hematopoietic progenitor cell (HPC) mobilization, chemotherapy administration, and medication dosing. We analyzed the impact of obesity on HPC mobilization as well as key outcomes that are associated with cell dose in autologous hematopoietic cell transplantation (AHCT) recipients. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study on 556 consecutive eligible AHCT recipients at our institution from 1/2004 to 12/2009. Patients were categorized into four groups based on the body mass index (BMI): underweight (BMI 
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