Autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT) continues to be the standard treatment for transplant-eligible multiple myeloma (MM) patients. A portion of MM patients received ASCT in an isolation room with high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filtration. The effectiveness of the HEPA filtration on reducing treatment-related mortality (TRM) is controversial. We enrolled patients with newly diagnosed MM in Taiwan between 2000 and 2017. The primary endpoint of the study was TRM, which was defined as death within 100 days after ASCT. A total of 961 MM patients received ASCT. Of them, 480 patients (49.9%) received ASCT in an isolation room with HEPA filtration (HEPA group). The median overall survival from ASCT was 7.52 years for the HEPA group and 5.88 years for the remaining patients (non-HEPA group) (p = 0.370). The 100-day mortality rate was 1.5% and 1.0% for the HEPA and non-HEPA groups, respectively. In the multivariate analysis, the 100-day mortality had no difference between the HEPA and non-HEPA groups (adjusted hazard ratio 1.65, 95% CI 0.52–5.23). The median cost for ASCT inpatient care was $13,777.6 and $6527.6 for the HEPA and non-HEPA groups, respectively (p < 0.001). Although half of MM patients in Taiwan received ASCT in HEPA room, it didn’t affect 100-day mortality.
|出版狀態||Published - 12月 2021|