Administration and pharmacokinetics of high-dose cyclophosphamide with hemodialysis support for allogeneic bone marrow transplantation in acute leukemia and end-stage renal disease.

Research paper by J J JJ Perry, R A RA Fleming, M V MV Rocco, W P WP Petros, A J AJ Bleyer, J E JE Radford, B L BL Powell, D D DD Hurd

Indexed on: 07 May '99Published on: 07 May '99Published in: Bone Marrow Transplantation


We report a patient with pre-existing end-stage renal disease (ESRD) who underwent successful matched related donor allogeneic bone marrow transplantation for AML in second complete remission (CR2) using conditioning with high-dose cyclophosphamide (CY, 60 mg/kg/day x 2) and TBI (165 cGy twice daily x 4 days). The timing of hemodialysis after high-dose CY was extrapolated from available data on the pharmacokinetics of high-dose CY and hemodialysis clearance of conventional dose CY and its metabolites. Pharmacokinetic analyses indicated that the elimination of high-dose CY and its alkylating metabolites is impaired in ESRD but is cleared with hemodialysis. The patient's early post-transplant course was uncomplicated, and WBC and platelet engraftment occurred by day +22. Bone marrow examination on day +25 showed trilineage engraftment with no AML; cytogenetics showed 100% donor karyotype. The patient remains in remission with 100% donor karyotype at 3 years post transplant. Clinical results indicate that the administration of high-dose CY is feasible with hemodialysis support for patients with ESRD.