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Annals of Hematology

João Tadeu Damian Souto Filho, Lara Vianna de Barros Lemos, Manoel Carlos Vieira Junior, Kassia Piraciaba Barboza, Bárbara Mendes Castelar, Aldmilla Espindola Leite Ribeiro, Fernanda Cordeiro da Silva
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 19, 2017: Annals of Hematology
Jong Ho Lee
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March 17, 2017: Annals of Hematology
Elisabetta Metafuni, Sabrina Giammarco, Daniela Giovanna De Ritis, Monica Rossi, Teresa De Michele, Cecilia Zuppi, Andrea P Bacigalupo, Simona Sica, Patrizia Chiusolo
Gastrointestinal graft-versus-host disease (GvHD) represents a life-threatening complication after stem cell transplantation. Differential diagnosis between gut GvHD and other causes of diarrhea after HSCT is still subjected to endoscopy and histological findings. The research for a reliable biomarker for gut GvHD might allow an early diagnosis of this condition and a consequent prompt treatment that could reduce unfavorable outcomes. Recently, fecal calprotectin was reported as reliable marker of gut involvement...
March 14, 2017: Annals of Hematology
Shinji Kunishima, Okuno Yusuke, Hideki Muramatsu, Daiei Kojima, Noriko Nagai, Yoshiyuki Takahashi, Seiji Kojima
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 14, 2017: Annals of Hematology
Katsuyuki Nishi, Sachiko Mitani, Kazuo Hatanaka, Kazunori Imada
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 14, 2017: Annals of Hematology
Fahad A S Al-Eidan, J A Al-Gramish, H A Al-Zamil, M A Crowther
The present study investigates the effect of albumin levels in patients who have developed heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) and heparin-induced thrombocytopenia-thrombosis (HITT). A retrospective observational cohort study was conducted at King Abudlaziz Medical City (KAMC), a university teaching hospital, on patients diagnosed with HIT between June 2013 and December 2014. Clinical and laboratory findings were used to confirm HIT. Albumin levels were reported on admission as baseline and during HIT occurrence...
March 13, 2017: Annals of Hematology
Xiao-Dong Mo, Xiao-Hui Zhang, Lan-Ping Xu, Yu Wang, Chen-Hua Yan, Huan Chen, Yu-Hong Chen, Wei Han, Feng-Rong Wang, Jing-Zhi Wang, Kai-Yan Liu, Xiao-Jun Huang
The efficacy of donor lymphocyte infusion (DLI) without chemotherapy was investigated and compared with that of chemotherapy prior to DLI (Chemo-DLI) in patients who were minimal residual disease (MRD)-positive after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). We enrolled 115 consecutive patients who received either DLI (n = 20) or Chemo-DLI (n = 95) during the same period. For each DLI recipient, three recipients matched for age at the HSCT, underlying diseases, and the year of the HSCT were randomly selected from the Chemo-DLI cohort (n = 60)...
March 11, 2017: Annals of Hematology
Hideaki Mizuno, Junji Koya, Yosei Fujioka, Toshio Ibaraki, Fumihiko Nakamura, Akimasa Hayashi, Aya Shinozaki-Ushiku, Nobuhisa Akamatsu, Kiyoshi Hasegawa, Norihiro Kokudo, Masashi Fukuyama, Mineo Kurokawa
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 9, 2017: Annals of Hematology
Sha Liu, Hua Jiang, Lv-Yin Huang, Dong-Zhi Li
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March 9, 2017: Annals of Hematology
Xin-Xin Cao, Qi Meng, Hao Cai, Tian-Hua He, Cong-Li Zhang, Wei Su, Jian Sun, Yue Li, Wei Xu, Dao-Bin Zhou, Jian Li
A broad spectrum of diseases are associated with IgM monoclonal gammopathy, including Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia (WM), various types of B cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL), multiple myeloma (MM), primary amyloidosis (AL), and monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS); these are called IgM monoclonal gammopathy related diseases (IgM-RD). We investigated MYD88 L265P and WHIM-like CXCR4 mutations in various IgM-RD. Patients with serum immunofixation electrophoresis confirmed IgM monoclonal gammopathy who had enough material for DNA extraction and presented between January 2008 and October 2016 at Peking Union Medical College Hospital were enrolled in this cohort...
March 9, 2017: Annals of Hematology
Raffaella Origa, Franco Anni, Luca Mereu, Ilenia Follesa, Simona Campus, Carlo Dessì, Maria Loreta Foschini, GiovanBattista Leoni, Paolo Moi, Maddalena Morittu, Valeria Orecchia, Maria Perra, Antonietta Zappu, Rosa Anna Podda
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March 9, 2017: Annals of Hematology
Francesco Rodeghiero, Giuseppe Carli
Since its discovery, the thrombopoietin (TPO) pathway has been an important pharmaceutical target for the treatment of thrombocytopenia. The first generation of TPO mimetics included peptide agents sharing homology with endogenous TPO, but these introduced a risk of antibody formation to endogenous TPO and were not successful. However, second-generation TPO mimetics or TPO receptor agonists (RAs) are currently being used to treat thrombocytopenia associated with a number of conditions, such as immune thrombocytopenia (ITP), severe aplastic anaemia (SAA), and hepatitis C virus-associated chronic liver disease...
March 8, 2017: Annals of Hematology
Roberto Castelli, Simona Sciara, Giorgio Lambertenghi Deliliers, Giuseppe Pantaleo
Anaemia is a complication reported in up to 70% of the multiple myeloma patients (MM), with remarkable clinical, cognitive and socio-relational consequences. Anaemia relates to the course of MM, normalizing in patients during remission and reappearing in relapsing/non-responding patients. In a pilot study with 31 patients with MM and transfusion-dependent anaemia, we evaluated the effects of Binocrit (biosimilar epoetin alfa) on transfusions, haemoglobin levels, mental status (mini-mental state evaluation) and the patients' social-relational functioning and quality of life (QoL)...
March 2, 2017: Annals of Hematology
Sebastian P Haen, Christiane Groh, Michael Schumm, Linus Backert, Markus W Löffler, Birgit Federmann, Christoph Faul, Daniela Dörfel, Wichard Vogel, Rupert Handgretinger, Lothar Kanz, Wolfgang A Bethge
Disease relapse after one or more allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantations (HCT) represents a therapeutic challenge with all options bearing a significant morbidity and mortality. Haploidentical HCT may induce more pronounced anti-leukemic effects and was evaluated at our center in 25 consecutive patients with disease relapse after preceding HCT receiving haploidentical grafts after in vitro T cell depletion. Overall survival at 1 and 2 years was 32 and 14%, respectively. Of note, patients with complete remission (CR) before haploidentical HCT had a very favorable overall survival of 41...
February 28, 2017: Annals of Hematology
Paolo Strati, Prithviraj Bose, Lindsey Lyle, Katie Gaw, Lingsha Zhou, Sherry A Pierce, Julie Huynh-Lu, Cheryl F Hirsch-Ginsberg, Daniel E Bueso-Mendoza, Carlos E Bueso-Ramos, Srdan Verstovsek
New automated hematology analyzers have led to the availability of novel hematological parameters, including the immature platelet fraction (IPF) and the immature reticulocyte fraction (IRF), both of potential interest in patients with myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs). We performed a prospective analysis of 217 patients with MPN, including 32 (15%) with essential thrombocythemia (ET), 43 (20%) with polycythemia vera (PV), and 142 (65%) with myelofibrosis (MF); the IPF and IRF were measured by the Sysmex XN analyzer...
February 28, 2017: Annals of Hematology
Panagiotis T Diamantopoulos, Mina Psichogiou, Angeliki Pantazatou, Konstantinos Zervakis, Niki Rougala, Nefeli Giannakopoulou, George Daikos, Nora-Athina Viniou
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 28, 2017: Annals of Hematology
Alaa M Ali, Meagan Jacoby, Rizwan Romee
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 27, 2017: Annals of Hematology
Na Gao, Xue-Xia Wang, Jian-Rong Sun, Wen-Zheng Yu, Xi-Zhi Li
Increased galectin-3 expression has been currently showed to be associated with poor prognosis in some hematological malignancies, such as acute myeloid leukemia, diffuse large B cell lymphoma. However, little is known about the clinical significance of galectin-3 in patients with acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL). We investigated the concentration of serum galectin-3 and characterized the relationship between galectin-3 and outcome in patients with APL. Higher galectin-3 levels were detected in patients with APL compared with the healthy controls (p < 0...
February 25, 2017: Annals of Hematology
Xiaohong Xu, Qiru Wang, Yunhua He, Linlin Ding, Fei Zhong, Yangyu Ou, Yaodong Shen, Hong Liu, Song He
Cell adhesion-mediated drug resistance (CAM-DR) remains the primary obstacle in human multiple myeloma (MM) therapy. In this study, we aimed at investigating the expression and biologic function of ARF1 in MM. We determined that ARF1 expression was positively correlated with cell proliferation and knockdown of ARF1 contributed to CAM-DR. The enhancement in the adhesion of MM cells to fibronectin (FN) or the bone marrow stroma cell line HS-5 cells translated to an increased CAM-DR phenotype. Importantly, we showed that this CAM-DR phenotype was correlated with the phosphorylation of Akt and ERK in MM cells...
February 25, 2017: Annals of Hematology
Matthias Port, Francis Hérodin, Marco Valente, Michel Drouet, Andreas Lamkowski, Matthäus Majewski, Michael Abend
Based on gene expression changes measured in the peripheral blood within the first 2 days after irradiation, we predicted a pancytopenia in a baboon model. Eighteen baboons were irradiated with 2.5 or 5 Gy. According to changes in blood cell counts, the surviving baboons (n = 17) exhibited a hematological acute radiation syndrome (HARS) either with or without a pancytopenia. We used a two stage study design where stage I was a whole genome screen (microarrays) for mRNA combined with a qRT-PCR platform for simultaneous detection of 667 miRNAs using a part of the samples...
February 24, 2017: Annals of Hematology
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