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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631842/uk-consensus-statement-on-the-use-of-plerixafor-to-facilitate-autologous-peripheral-blood-stem-cell-collection-to-support-high-dose-chemoradiotherapy-for-patients-with-malignancy
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Kenneth W Douglas, Maria Gilleece, Patrick Hayden, Hannah Hunter, Peter R E Johnson, Charlotte Kallmeyer, Ram K Malladi, Shankara Paneesha, Rachel Pawson, Michael Quinn, Kavita Raj, Deborah Richardson, Stephen Robinson, Nigel Russell, John Snowden, Anna Sureda, Eleni Tholouli, Kirsty Thomson, Mike Watts, Keith M Wilson
Plerixafor is a CXC chemokine receptor (CXCR4) antagonist that mobilizes stem cells in the peripheral blood. It is indicated (in combination with granulocyte-colony stimulating factor [G-CSF]) to enhance the harvest of adequate quantities of cluster differentiation (CD) 34+ cells for autologous transplantation in patients with lymphoma or multiple myeloma whose cells mobilize poorly. Strategies for use include delayed re-mobilization after a failed mobilization attempt with G-CSF, and rescue or pre-emptive mobilization in patients in whom mobilization with G-CSF is likely to fail...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Clinical Apheresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608569/membrane-based-therapeutic-plasma-exchange-mtpe-technical-and-clinical-experience
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Casey N Gashti, Daniel C Andreoli, Dipal Patel
Therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE) has long been utilized to manage a variety of immune-mediated diseases. The basic principle relies on removal of circulating pathogenic substances from the bloodstream. Methods of plasma separation include centrifuge (cTPE) and membrane (mTPE). Although mTPE has existed for a few decades, recent advances in developing highly permeable filters that are compatible with currently existing dialysis machines has opened a new frontier. Published data in the area of technical and clinical experience with mTPE is lacking...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Apheresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608529/comparison-of-the-cellex%C3%A2-and-uvar-xts%C3%A2-closed-system-extracorporeal-photopheresis-devices-in-the-treatment-of-chronic-graft-versus-host-disease
#3
Robert M Whittle, Helen Denney, Andrew D Chantry, Arun Alfred, Peter C Taylor
Extracorporeal Photopheresis (ECP) is a cellular immunotherapy frequently used for steroid-refractory graft-versus-host disease (GVHD). Chronic GVHD (cGVHD), response to ECP is associated with survival benefit. The UVAR-XTS(TM) system and the more recently developed CELLEX(TM) device (both Therakos(TM) ) are the mainstay for ECP-delivery in the UK and US. No comparison of treatment outcomes has been reported. We retrospectively compared cGVHD response and steroid reduction and withdrawal in patients treated exclusively over 12 months with either the XTS (n = 51) or CELLEX (n = 50)...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Apheresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608527/perfect-storm-therapeutic-plasma-exchange-for-a-patient-with-thyroid-storm
#4
Andrea M McGonigle, Aaron A R Tobian, Jennifer L Zink, Karen E King
Thyroid storm is a potentially lethal complication of hyperthyroidism with increased thyroid hormones and exaggerated symptoms of thyrotoxicosis. First-line therapy includes methimazole (MMI) or propylthiouracil (PTU) to block production of thyroid hormones as a bridge toward definitive surgical treatment. Untreated thyroid storm has a mortality rate of up to 30%; this is particularly alarming when patients cannot tolerate or fail pharmacotherapy, especially if they cannot undergo thyroidectomy. Therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE) is an ASFA category III indication for thyroid storm, meaning the optimum role of this therapy is not established, and there are a limited number of cases in the literature...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Apheresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581039/efficacy-of-cytapheresis-for-remission-induction-and-dermatological-manifestations-of-ulcerative-colitis
#5
Osamu Nomura, Taro Osada, Tomoyoshi Shibuya, Dai Ishikawa, Keiichi Haga, Tomohiro Kodani, Naoto Sakamoto, Tatsuo Ogihara, Ken Yamaji, Sumio Watanabe
BACKGROUND: In ulcerative colitis (UC) patients, cytapheresis depletes elevated and activated leucocytes, which are known to release inflammatory cytokines including tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α. Further, there are UC patients who develop erythema nodosum (EN) or pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) as extra-intestinal manifestations of UC. METHODS: Between 2008 and 2015, 181 consecutive patients with active UC received cytapheresis with either a granulocyte and monocyte apheresis (GMA) column or with a leucocyte removal filter (LCAP) as remission induction therapy...
June 5, 2017: Journal of Clinical Apheresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574188/hospital-acquired-anemia-due-to-diagnostic-and-therapy-related-blood-loss-in-inpatients-with-myasthenia-gravis-receiving-therapeutic-plasma-exchange
#6
Steven A Mann, Lance A Williams, Marisa B Marques, Huy P Pham
INTRODUCTION: Daily laboratory testing (DLT) is an important cause of iatrogenic anemia. Therapeutic plasma exchanges (TPE) represent another source of blood loss. This study investigated the contributions of DLT and TPE to changes in hemoglobin of inpatients with myasthenia gravis (MG) exacerbation. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: All admissions for MG that included TPE between 2008 and 2012 were identified. The DLT- and TPE-related blood losses per patient were estimated based on the number of laboratory tests and TPE procedures...
June 2, 2017: Journal of Clinical Apheresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573715/blood-prime-for-patients-with-single-needle-access-requiring-extracorporeal-photopheresis-how-to-do-and-why-it-may-be-useful
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Michael N Boshell, Daniel B Peavey, Sierra C Simmons, Lance A Williams, Huy P Pham
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2, 2017: Journal of Clinical Apheresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560803/troubleshooting-the-collect-concentration-monitor-alarm-in-therapeutic-thrombocytapheresis
#8
Naomi Linn, Rachelle Bryan, Mary Ross, Lolita Pereyra, David Lin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 31, 2017: Journal of Clinical Apheresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556233/poor-peripheral-blood-stem-cell-mobilization-affects-long-term-outcomes-in-multiple-myeloma-patients-undergoing-autologous-stem-cell-transplantation
#9
Jan S Moreb, Michael Byrne, Ilicia Shugarman, Fei Zou, Sican Xiong, William S May, Maxim Norkin, John Hiemenz, Randall Brown, Christopher Cogle, John R Wingard, Jack W Hsu
BACKGROUND: Peripheral blood stem cell (PBSC) mobilization is routinely undertaken prior to autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT) in patients with multiple myeloma (MM). A number of studies have identified risk factors for poor PBSC mobilization, however, little data exists to correlate mobilization with disease-specific outcomes in this patient population. Prospective work in MM has demonstrated similar outcomes in a homogenous patient population. METHODS: In this single institution analysis, we retrospectively studied the impact of poor PBSC mobilization on progression free survival (PFS) and OS in MM patients undergoing PBSC mobilization...
May 29, 2017: Journal of Clinical Apheresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543448/successful-treatment-of-pure-red-cell-aplasia-because-of-abo-major-mismatched-stem-cell-transplant
#10
Katie Sackett, Claudia S Cohn, Kayla Fahey-Ahrndt, Angela R Smith, Andrew D Johnson
BACKGROUND: Pure red cell aplasia (PRCA) is a well-documented potential side effect of ABO major mismatched allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplants. This side effect may be self-limiting, but is sometimes treated using modalities such as steroids, antithymocyte globulin, donor lymphocyte infusions, rituximab, or plasma exchanges. Another well-documented cause of pure red cell aplasia is a chronic parvovirus B19 infection, which may be seen in immunocompromised hosts. The treatment of this cause of PRCA includes removal of immunosuppression, intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg), or rituximab; however, this condition may also be self-limiting...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Clinical Apheresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485096/apheresis-education-in-pathology-residency
#11
Alexis R Peedin, Yara A Park, Jay S Raval
INTRODUCTION: Physicians from diverse training backgrounds practice apheresis medicine. Pathology residents' exposure to apheresis may vary depending on which department performs these procedures. Milestones for Apheresis education were published in 2012, but the degree of utilization in residency curriculum development is unknown. This study describes the current state of apheresis education for pathology residents. METHODS: We sent a 15 question electronic survey to 141 pathology programs identified through the American Medical Association Residency and Fellowship Database...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Clinical Apheresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485075/a-prospective-study-comparing-tryptophan-immunoadsorption-with-therapeutic-plasma-exchange-for-the-treatment-of-chronic-inflammatory-demyelinating-polyneuropathy
#12
Ina Lieker, Torsten Slowinski, Lutz Harms, Katrin Hahn, Juliane Klehmet
BACKGROUND: Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP) is a rare paralyzing inflammatory neuropathy with probably autoimmune origin. While plasma exchange (PE) constitutes a first-line treatment option for CIDP, there is only little known about the efficacy and safety of immunoadsorption (IA), a more selective apheresis procedure with assumed better tolerability. METHODS: In this prospective-randomized pilot trial, patients were randomly assigned to receive 6 sessions of PE (n = 10) or IA (n = 10) treating equal plasma volumes...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Clinical Apheresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485072/therapeutic-plasma-exchange-in-children-one-center-s-experience
#13
Gerard Cortina, Violeta Ojinaga, Thomas Giner, Magdalena Riedl, Siegfried Waldegger, Alejandra Rosales, Raphaela Trojer, Johannes Hofer
BACKGROUND: Therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE) has evolved to an accepted therapy for selected indications. However, it is technically challenging in children. Moreover, data on safety and efficacy are mainly derived from adult series. The aim of this study was to review the procedure in the context of clinical indications, effectiveness, and safety. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: All TPE procedures performed at a tertiary care hospital during a 12-year period (2005-2016) were retrospectively evaluated...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Clinical Apheresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485062/plasma-failing-visual-inspection
#14
Autumn Allison, Marissa Delapaz, Claire Meena-Leist, Gina Drobena
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 9, 2017: Journal of Clinical Apheresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485045/performance-and-safety-of-femoral-central-venous-catheters-in-pediatric-autologous-peripheral-blood-stem-cell-collection
#15
Laura Cooling, Sandra Hoffmann, Dawn Webb, Chisa Yamada, Robertson Davenport, Sung Won Choi
INTRODUCTION: Autologous peripheral blood hematopoietic progenitor cell collection (A-HPCC) in children typically requires placement of a central venous catheter (CVC) for venous access. There is scant published data regarding the performance and safety of femoral CVCs in pediatric A-HPCC. METHODS: Seven-year, retrospective study of A-HPCC in pediatric patients collected between 2009 and January 2017. Inclusion criteria were an age ≤ 21 years and A-HPCC using a femoral CVC for venous access...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Clinical Apheresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485035/clotting-during-autologous-hematopoietic-progenitor-cells-collection
#16
Amit Gokhale, NurJehan Quraishy, Viva Veemara, Heather Howdyshell, Lynn Murray, Jennifer Royer, Linda Salmi, Kristin Ricci, Hien Liu
Autologous hematopoietic progenitor cell (HPC) transplant through peripheral blood mobilization and leukapheresis is a standard treatment for many patients with hematopoietic malignancies. Although leukapheresis is usually completed with no complications, we present a case in which the hematopoietic progenitor cells clotted during collection. The patient had no history of hypercoagulopathy. It was identified that the anticoagulant infusion line was partially constricted by a blood warmer clamp. The machine did not alarm...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Clinical Apheresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485027/membrane-therapeutic-plasma-exchange-with-and-without-heparin-anticoagulation
#17
Bruna Brunetta Gavranić, Nikolina Bašić-Jukić, Vedran Premužić, Petar Kes
BACKGROUND: Administration of an anticoagulant during therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE) is necessary to avoid circuit clotting and impaired treatment effectiveness. Citrate is the preferred anticoagulant for apheresis worldwide, and unfractionated heparin (UH) is the second most preferred, yet there are only a few published studies regarding the use of UH during TPE. There are even fewer studies regarding the use of low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH) and TPE performed without anticoagulation...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Clinical Apheresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485025/adsorptive-granulocyte-monocyte-apheresis-use-in-severe-ulcerative-colitis-and-determination-of-changes-in-plasma-cytokines
#18
Belén Beltrán, Esteban Sáez-González, Inés Moret, Francia C Díaz-Jaime, Diego Alvarez-Sotomayor, Elena Cerrillo, Marisa Iborra, Guillermo Bastida, Mariam Aguas, Pilar Nos
Despite controversy regarding the use of granulocyte/monocyte adsorption (GMA) in inflammatory bowel disease, some studies have shown favorable outcomes when it is used in steroid-dependent patients with ulcerative colitis (UC). The mechanisms responsible for such outcomes are not well characterized, but changes in immune cell populations and cytokine levels have been suggested to play an important role. We report the cases of 3 patients with chronically active severe UC who underwent GMA due to an inadequate response to standard and rescue therapy, as well as changes to their plasma cytokine profile...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Clinical Apheresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485020/pegylated-granulocyte-colony-stimulating-factor-versus-non-pegylated-granulocyte-colony-stimulating-factor-for-peripheral-blood-stem-cell-mobilization-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#19
Jew W Kuan, Anselm T Su, Chooi F Leong
Granulocyte-colony stimulating factor (G-CSF) mobilizes and increases the amount of hematopoietic stem cells in peripheral blood, enabling its harvest by few apheresis procedures. The pegylated G-CSF has longer half-life and is given once only, which is more comfortable for patients, whereas the non-pegylated requires multiple daily injection because of its short half-life. We summarized results of randomized trials comparing the efficacy and safety of pegylated and non-pegylated G-CSF for peripheral blood stem cell mobilization...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Clinical Apheresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455885/an-extremely-rare-splice-site-mutation-in-the-gene-encoding-complement-factor-i-in-a-patient-with-atypical-hemolytic-uremic-syndrome
#20
Tina S Ipe, Jooeun Lim, Meredith Anne Reyes, Mike Ero, Christopher Leveque, Bradley Lewis, Jamey Kain
BACKGROUND: Atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) is a rare disease characterized by thrombocytopenia, microangiopathic hemolytic anemia, and acute kidney failure. The disease is difficult to diagnose due to its similarity with other hematologic disorders, such as thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP). However, genetic mutations are found in 50-70% of patients with aHUS and can be useful in its diagnosis. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: A 40-year-old male presented to our hospital with acute kidney injury, evidenced by high creatinine levels (8...
April 28, 2017: Journal of Clinical Apheresis
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