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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819904/somatic-mutations-of-calreticulin-in-patients-with-myelodysplastic-myeloproliferative-neoplasms-unclassifiable
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LETTER
Xueya Zhang, Jingxin Pan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 17, 2017: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815326/a-cross-sectional-study-on-late-taste-disorders-in-survivors-of-allogeneic-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation
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Tomoko Sato, Takaaki Konuma, Yoriko Miwa, Nozomi Sugihara, Yukari Tsuru, Hatsuko Narita, Satomi Kiriyama, Seiko Kato, Maki Oiwa-Monna, Koji Kobayashi, Satoshi Takahashi, Arinobu Tojo
Taste disorders are one of the most common complications in patients undergoing allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT). They persist in some patients as a late complication 3 months or more after HCT. Therefore, we conducted a cross-sectional study to evaluate the prevalence and predictive factors of late taste disorders, with the help of a self-reporting and closed-ended questionnaire, which was distributed among 91 patients in our institute. The median age at this study was 50 (range, 25-69) years...
August 16, 2017: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815305/predictors-of-early-mortality-after-rabbit-antithymocyte-globulin-as-first-line-treatment-in-severe-aplastic-anemia
#3
Elias H Atta, Carlos B L Lima, Danielle S P Dias, Diego V Clé, Mariana M Bonduel, Gabriela B Sciuccati, Larissa A Medeiros, Michel M Oliveira, Marco A Salvino, Marlene P Garanito, Patricia B Blum Fonseca, Sara Teresinha O Saad, Rodrigo T Calado, Phillip Scheinberg
Despite being recommended as first-line immunosuppressive therapy in severe aplastic anemia (SAA), horse antithymocyte globulin (ATG) is still unavailable in many countries outside the USA. Rabbit ATG is more lymphocytoxic than horse ATG, and this might result in a higher incidence of severe infections and early mortality. This study was designed to identify the risk factors for early mortality and overall survival (OS) after rabbit ATG in patients with SAA. We retrospectively reviewed 185 patients with SAA who underwent rabbit ATG and cyclosporine...
August 16, 2017: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808761/the-underappreciated-risk-of-thrombosis-and-bleeding-in-patients-with-myelofibrosis-a-review
#4
REVIEW
Devendra Kc, Lorenzo Falchi, Srdan Verstovsek
Bleeding and thrombosis are long recognized complications of myelofibrosis (MF) and contribute significantly to its morbidity and mortality. However, so far, few studies have evaluated the frequency of these events, their characteristics, and their prognostic impact. Based on these studies, thrombotic events in MF are about as common as in essential thrombocytemia (ET) but less common than in polycythemia vera (PV), while bleeding events are relatively more common in MF than in ET or PV. The emergence of the concept of prefibrotic primary MF (PMF), which is associated with a higher frequency of thrombohemorrhagic complications than ET, and the growing evidence that prefibrotic PMF may also have a different thrombotic and bleeding risk profiles than fibrotic (overt) PMF have emphasized the need for a reappraisal of the risk of thrombosis and hemorrhage in patients with MF...
August 14, 2017: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808759/life-threatening-bleeding-episodes-in-primary-immune-thrombocytopenia-a-single-center-retrospective-study-of-169-inpatients
#5
Hiroyuki Tsuda, Takahiro Tsuji, Mayumi Tsuji, Hiroshi Yamasaki
Bleeding is the most important clinical outcome in patients with immune thrombocytopenia (ITP), and the goal of therapy in such cases is to treat or prevent bleeding. The frequency of and risk factors for bleeding events in ITP have only recently been identified in several large-scale studies. However, there is little published information about severe life-threatening bleeding in ITP. To clarify the clinical features of life-threatening bleeding in patients with primary ITP, we systematically reviewed the medical records of all ITP patients that were admitted to our hospital between January 1, 1992, and December 31, 2015...
August 14, 2017: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808752/return-to-work-and-work-related-disability-among-aml-survivors
#6
Osai Samadi, Henriette Breunis, Joanna Sandoval, Kosalan Akilan, Narhari Timilshina, Shabbir M H Alibhai
Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is an aggressive, acute-onset hematological malignancy. Greater use of intensive chemotherapy (IC), supportive care, and stem cell transplantation have led to an increasing number of long-term survivors. Few studies have examined employment issues among AML survivors and to our knowledge, no study has examined the long-term effects of treatment on return to work. This study is the first to utilize a validated measure of work-related limitation and productivity (WLQ-16) to assess the long-term effects of AML treatment on employment rates, work-related limitations, and overall productivity...
August 14, 2017: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803258/the-impact-of-antimicrobial-prophylaxis-in-morbidity-and-infections-during-azacitidine-treatment
#7
Natalia Lorenzana, Laura Francisca Avila, Sara Alonso, Enrique Colado, Teresa Bernal
The clinical consequences of the infectious events in patients receiving azacitidine are poorly documented. Likewise, the role of primary antimicrobial prophylaxis is unknown. In this retrospective, single-center study, we compare the impact of prophylaxis on the incidence of infection and morbidity in all consecutive higher-risk myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) and acute myeloid leukemia (AML) patients, during the first 4 azacitidine cycles. Seventy-six patients, corresponding to 283 azacitidine cycles, were studied...
August 13, 2017: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803429/patients-with-primary-breast-and-primary-female-genital-tract-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-have-a-high-frequency-of-myd88-and-cd79b-mutations
#8
Xin-Xin Cao, Jian Li, Hao Cai, Wei Zhang, Ming-Hui Duan, Dao-Bin Zhou
This study is to retrospectively evaluate the prevalence of MYD88 and CD79B mutations and the clinicopathologic characteristics of patients with primary diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL) of the female genital tract and breast. The characteristics, treatments, and outcomes of 19 patients diagnosed with primary DLBCL of the female genital tract and breast, who had formalin-fixed and paraffin-embedded tissues obtained from diagnostic samples diagnosed between January 2004 and June 2016, were analyzed retrospectively...
August 12, 2017: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803407/frequency-of-hemoglobin-e-%C3%AE-thalassemia-compound-heterozygotes-with-low-hemoglobin-f-phenotype-among-cases-with-a-diagnosis-of-hemoglobin-e-homozygote-determined-by-high-performance-liquid-chromatography-in-prenatal-control-program-for-%C3%AE-thalassemia
#9
LETTER
Peerapon Wong, Arunee Srichaiya, Pawanrat Suannum, Prissana Charoenporn, Sawichayaporn Jermnim, Monthira Chan-In, Akamon Tapprom, Rawisut Deoisares
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 12, 2017: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801815/plasma-levels-of-complement-activation-fragments-c3b-and-sc5b-9-significantly-increased-in-patients-with-thrombotic-microangiopathy-after-allogeneic-stem-cell-transplantation
#10
Jiaqian Qi, Jie Wang, Jia Chen, Jian Su, Yaqiong Tang, Xiaojin Wu, Xiao Ma, Feng Chen, Changgeng Ruan, X Long Zheng, Depei Wu, Yue Han
Transplantation-associated thrombotic microangiopathy (TA-TMA) is an uncommon but severe complication in patients undergoing allogeneic stem cell transplantation (allo-SCT). However, the mechanism is unclear. From 2011 to 2014, 20 patients with TA-TMA, 20 patients without, and 54 patients with various other complications, including veno occlusive disease (VOD), graft-versus-host disease (GVHD), and infection, were recruited in the study. Plasma vWF antigen (vWFAg), vWF activity (vWFAc), and ADAMTS13 activity were determined in these patients by ELISAs and FRETS-vWF73 assay, respectively...
August 11, 2017: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801752/biosimilar-g-csf-versus-filgrastim-and-lenograstim-in-healthy-unrelated-volunteer-hematopoietic-stem-cell-donors
#11
Roiya Farhan, Elżbieta Urbanowska, Hanna Zborowska, Małgorzata Król, Maria Król, Tigran Torosian, Iwona Piotrowska, Krzysztof Bogusz, Kamila Skwierawska, Wiesław Wiktor-Jędrzejczak, Emilian Snarski
The World Marrow Donor Organization recommends original granulocyte-colony stimulating factor (G-CSF) for the mobilization of stem cells in healthy unrelated hematopoietic stem cell donors. We report the comparison of a biosimilar G-CSF (Zarzio) with two original G-CSFs (filgrastim and lenograstim) in mobilization in unrelated donors. We included data of 313 consecutive donors who were mobilized during the period from October 2014 to March 2016 at the Medical University of Warsaw. The primary endpoints of this study were the efficiency of CD34+ cell mobilization to the circulation and results of the first apheresis...
August 11, 2017: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780729/the-impact-of-myeloproliferative-neoplasms-mpns-on-patient-quality-of-life-and-productivity-results-from-the-international-mpn-landmark-survey
#12
Claire N Harrison, Steffen Koschmieder, Lynda Foltz, Paola Guglielmelli, Tina Flindt, Michael Koehler, Jonathan Mathias, Norio Komatsu, Robert N Boothroyd, Amber Spierer, Julian Perez Ronco, Gavin Taylor-Stokes, John Waller, Ruben A Mesa
Myelofibrosis (MF), polycythemia vera (PV), and essential thrombocythemia (ET) are myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) associated with high disease burden, reduced quality of life (QOL), and shortened survival. To assess how MPNs affect patients, we conducted a global MPN Landmark survey. This online survey of patients with MPNs and physicians was conducted in Australia, Canada, Germany, Japan, Italy, and the United Kingdom. The survey measured MPN-related symptoms and the impact of MPNs on QOL and the ability to work as well as disease-management strategies...
August 5, 2017: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28779353/molecular-analysis-of-more-than-140-gene-fusion-variants-and-aberrant-activation-of-evi1-and-tlx1-in-hematological-malignancies
#13
Faramarz Ghasemian Sorbeni, Soheila Montazersaheb, Atefeh Ansarin, Ali Esfahani, Azim Rezamand, Ebrahim Sakhinia
Gene fusions are observed in abnormal chromosomal rearrangements such as translocations in hematopoietic malignancies, especially leukemia subtypes. Hence, it is critical to obtain correct information about these rearrangements in order to apply proper treatment techniques. To identify abnormal molecular changes in patients with leukemia, we developed a multiplex reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (MRT-PCR) protocol and investigated more than 140 gene fusions resulting from variations of 29 prevalent chromosomal rearrangements along with EVI1 and TLX1 oncogenic expression in the presence of optimized primers...
August 5, 2017: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28779352/blinatumomab-in-relapsed-refractory-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma
#14
LETTER
Ruben Van Dijck, Ann Janssens, Daan Dierickx, Michel Delforge, Olivier Gheysens, Thomas Tousseyn, Gregor Verhoef
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 5, 2017: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770277/quantitative-pcr-an-alternative-approach-to-detect-common-copy-number-alterations-in-multiple-myeloma
#15
M C Chillón, C Jiménez, R García-Sanz, M Alcoceba, I Prieto, M García-Alvarez, A Antón, R Maldonado, M Hernández-Ruano, M González, N C Gutiérrez, M E Sarasquete
Chromosome 1q gains and 13q deletions are common cytogenetic aberrations in multiple myeloma (MM) that confer a poor prognosis. There are several techniques for the targeted study of these alterations, but interphase fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) is the current gold standard. The aim of the present study was to validate quantitative PCR (qPCR) as an alternative to FISH studies in CD138+-enriched plasma cells (PCs) from MM patients at diagnosis. We analyzed 1q gains and 13q deletions by qPCR in 57 and 60 MM patients, respectively...
August 2, 2017: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766002/similar-survival-outcomes-in-patients-with-biclonal-versus-monoclonal-myeloma-a-multi-institutional-matched-case-control-study
#16
Artur Jurczyszyn, Alessandro Gozzetti, Joanna Gdula-Argasińska, Jacek Czepiel, Ravi Vij, Mark Fiala, Davila Julio Valls, Krzysztof Mądry, Anna Waszczuk-Gajda, Sebastian Grosicki, Agnieszka Barchnicka, Edvan Crusoe, Vania Hungria, Massimo Gentile, Giuseppe Mele, Marcin Ksieniewicz, David H Vesole, Jorge J Castillo
Multiple myeloma is a plasma cell malignancy characterized by clonal proliferation of plasma cells in the bone marrow and associated organ damage. Usually, patients with myeloma present with a single monoclonal protein in serum and/or urine constituted by one heavy chain and one light chain. In less than 5% of the patients, more than one monoclonal protein can be identified. The aim of our retrospective multicenter matched case-control study was to describe the characteristics of cases with biclonal myeloma and compare them against a control group of monoclonal myeloma patients matched by age, sex, and year of diagnosis...
August 1, 2017: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766001/dynamic-contrast-enhanced-magnetic-resonance-imaging-parameters-correlate-with-advanced-revised-iss-and-angiopoietin-1-angiopoietin-2-ratio-in-patients-with-multiple-myeloma
#17
Evangelos Terpos, Dimitris Matsaridis, Vassilis Koutoulidis, Flora Zagouri, Dimitrios Christoulas, Sophia Fontara, Evangelia Panourgias, Maria Gavriatopoulou, Efstathios Kastritis, Meletios A Dimopoulos, Lia A Moulopoulos
The aim of the study was to assess the value of dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI) in patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma (MM) who were treated with novel anti-myeloma agents. We studied 60 previously untreated MM patients at diagnosis, 14 with smoldering MM (SMM) and 5 with MGUS. All patients underwent MRI of the thoracolumbar spine and pelvis before the administration of any kind of therapy, and DCE-MRI was performed. The MRI perfusion parameters evaluated were wash-in (WIN), washout (WOUT), time-to-peak (TTPK), time-to-maximum slope (TMSP), and the WIN/TMSP ratio...
August 1, 2017: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762083/blastic-plasmacytoid-dendritic-cell-neoplasm-a-pathological-illustration-of-two-clinical-cases
#18
LETTER
Jessica C Griffin, Nayef Aqel, Wenchee Siow, Marquita Camilleri, Robert Ayto
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 1, 2017: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762082/hemophagocytic-lymphohistiocytosis-hlh-secondary-to-ehrlichia-chaffeensis-with-bone-marrow-involvement
#19
LETTER
Abdul Rafeh Naqash, Meera Yogarajah, Bethany Dawn Vallangeon, Maida Hafiz, Deval Patel, Evelina Kolychev, Dora Alexandra Lebron, Darla Liles
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 31, 2017: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762081/ibrutinib-versus-previous-standard-of-care-an-adjusted-comparison-in-patients-with-relapsed-refractory-chronic-lymphocytic-leukaemia
#20
Lotta Hansson, Anna Asklid, Joris Diels, Sandra Eketorp-Sylvan, Johanna Repits, Frans Søltoft, Ulrich Jäger, Anders Österborg
This study explored the relative efficacy of ibrutinib versus previous standard-of-care treatments in relapsed/refractory patients with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL), using multivariate regression modelling to adjust for baseline prognostic factors. Individual patient data were collected from an observational Stockholm cohort of consecutive patients (n = 144) diagnosed with CLL between 2002 and 2013 who had received at least second-line treatment. Data were compared with results of the RESONATE clinical trial...
July 31, 2017: Annals of Hematology
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