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Hematology (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Zeynep Canan Özdemir, Yeter Düzenli Kar, Eren Gündüz, Ayşe Bozkurt Turhan, Özcan Bör
OBJECTIVE: Iron deficiency anemia (IDA) has been demonstrated to be a risk factor for thromboembolic events, although the pathogenesis of the development of thromboembolism in IDA is as yet unclear. The likelihood of children with IDA contracting hypercoagulability was evaluated in this cross-sectional study using rotational thromboelastometry (ROTEM). MATERIAL AND METHOD: A total of 57 children with IDA (median age 11 years; 37 female, 20 male) and 48 healthy children (median age 9...
March 15, 2018: Hematology (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Aline Menezes Carlos, Bruna Maria Bereta de Souza, Renata Andréia Volpe de Souza, Gláucia Aparecida Domingos Resende, Gilberto de Araújo Pereira, Helio Moraes-Souza
CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVE: Microcytic anaemia results from defective synthesis of haemoglobin in the erythroid precursors, causing a reduction in its mean corpuscular volume (MCV). The most common causes of microcytosis, without the increase in HbA2 levels, are iron deficiency anaemia (IDA) and α-thalassemia. The aim of this study was to identify the causes of microcytic anaemia and evaluate the haematological parameters from blood donors deemed ineligible (due to the low haematocrit level) that would differentiate the IDA and α-thal, whether isolated or in association...
March 9, 2018: Hematology (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Ekarat Rattarittamrong, Adisak Tantiworawit, Noppamas Kumpunya, Ornkamon Wongtagan, Ratchanoo Tongphung, Arunee Phusua, Chatree Chai-Adisaksopha, Sasinee Hantrakool, Thanawat Rattanathammethee, Lalita Norasetthada, Pimlak Charoenkwan, Suree Lekawanvijit
OBJECTIVES: The primary objective was to determine the prevalence of calreticulin (CALR) mutation in patients with non-JAK2V617F mutated essential thrombocythemia (ET). The secondary objectives were to evaluate the accuracy of CALR mutation analysis by high-resolution melting (HRM) analysis and real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) compared with DNA sequencing and to compare clinical characteristics of CALR mutated and JAK2V617F mutated ET. METHODS: This was a prospective cohort study involving ET patients registered at Chiang Mai University in the period September 2015-September 2017 who were aged more than 2 years, and did not harbor JAK2V617F mutation...
March 9, 2018: Hematology (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Xiaoqin Feng, He Lan, Yongsheng Ruan, Chunfu Li
OBJECTIVES: This meta-analysis evaluated the impact of granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) added to chemotherapy on treatment outcomes including survival and disease recurrence in patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). METHODS: Medline, Cochrane, EMBASE, and Google Scholar databases were searched until 19 September 2016 using search terms. Studies that investigated patients with AML who underwent stem-cell transplantation were included. RESULTS: The overall analysis revealed a significant improvement in overall survival (OS) (P = ...
March 8, 2018: Hematology (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Yun Lin, Zhihong Fang, Zhijuan Lin, Zhifeng Li, Jintao Zhao, Yiming Luo, Bing Xu
OBJECTIVES: Multiple studies have shown that the expression level of Homeobox (HOX) transcript antisense RNA (HOTAIR) has a correlation with the diagnosis and prognosis of acute leukemia (AL) and lymphoma. The prognostic significance of HOTAIR on AL and lymphoma has been controversial. Our study thus was performed to further reveal its prognostic value in leukemia and lymphoma. METHODS: By literature searching in some common electronic databases, five studies covering a number of 531 patients were included in this meta-analysis...
March 7, 2018: Hematology (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Kam Chau Yung, Ze Wen Zhang, Wen Jun Yu, Jin Feng Qiu, Cheng Wei Xu, Chun Ling He, Xian Ru Xu, Jun Yin
OBJECTIVE: In order to inquire into the pathogenesis of increased platelet counts in peripheral blood of patients with iron deficiency anemia (IDA), the phenomenon of thrombocytosis was confirmed, and then the expression of tubulin within platelets from IDA patients was investigated. METHODS: Peripheral blood samples were collected from 79 patients with IDA and were divided into 2 groups, group of IDA with normal platelet counts (34 cases), and group of IDA with increased platelet counts (thrombocytosis) (45 cases)...
March 2, 2018: Hematology (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Bahman Razi, Gholamreza Anani Sarab, Azadeh Omidkhoda, Shahab Alizadeh
INTRODUCTION: Several studies have evaluated the association between the multidrug resistance 1 (MDR1) polymorphism (rs1045642 C > T) and multiple myeloma (MM). However, the results were not consistent. Therefore, to reach a comprehensive and reliable answer we determined the association of the MDR1 (rs1045642 C > T) polymorphism and MM in the context of meta-analysis. METHODS: All eligible studies published in EMBASE, PubMed, and Web of Science databases before July 2017 were reviewed...
March 1, 2018: Hematology (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Josefina Reyes-Sebastian, Laura Arcelia Montiel-Cervantes, Elba Reyes-Maldonado, Maria Lilia Dominguez-Lopez, Rocio Ortiz-Butron, Aida Castillo-Alvarez, Ruth Angélica Lezama
Receptor tyrosine kinase (RTK) activity may contribute to carcinogenesis. The c-Kit receptor, a member of the RTK family, is expressed in immature haematopoietic system cells. Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) presents incompletely differentiated lymphoblasts, and consequently, c-Kit expression can be detected in these cells. The BCR-ABL kinase, which is usually present in both ALL and chronic myeloid leukaemia, can trigger signalling pathways with neoplastic effects. However, a certain number of ALL patients and chronic myeloid leukaemia patients do not express this kinase, raising the question of which other proteins that intervene in signalling pathways may be involved in the development of these diseases...
March 1, 2018: Hematology (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Styliani I Kokoris, Eleni Gavriilaki, Aggeliki Miari, Αnthi Travlou, Elias Kyriakou, Achilles Anagnostopoulos, Elissavet Grouzi
OBJECTIVES: The present review summarizes the available knowledge regarding acute and chronic kidney dysfunction in patients with paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) focusing on its clinical features, pathophysiology and treatment. METHODS: A thorough PubMed search was performed using as main keywords: 'paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria', 'acute kidney injury', 'chronic kidney disease' and 'eculizumab'. RESULTS: PNH's etiopathogenesis is based on acquired mutations that lead to the reduction or absence of CD55 and CD59 complement regulators, which are responsible for some of the disease's major clinical features, like intravascular hemolysis, cytopenias and thrombosis...
February 28, 2018: Hematology (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Kento Umino, Shin-Ichiro Fujiwara, Takashi Ikeda, Yumiko Toda, Shoko Ito, Kiyomi Mashima, Daisuke Minakata, Hirofumi Nakano, Ryoko Yamasaki, Yasufumi Kawasaki, Miyuki Sugimoto, Chihiro Yamamoto, Masahiro Ashizawa, Kaoru Hatano, Kazuya Sato, Iekuni Oh, Ken Ohmine, Kazuo Muroi, Yoshinobu Kanda
OBJECTIVE: Myeloid/lymphoid neoplasms with fibroblast growth factor receptor-1 (FGFR1) rearrangement are hematopoietic stem cell disorders with a poor prognosis, but no established standard therapy. METHODS: We experienced a patient with T-lymphoblastic lymphoma (LBL) associated with FGFR1 rearrangement who underwent cord blood transplantation, but died of pulmonary complication. We collected the clinical data of patients with FGFR1 rearrangement from the medical literature and analyzed 45 patients, including our patient...
February 28, 2018: Hematology (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Guray Saydam, Ibrahim C Haznedaroglu, Leylagul Kaynar, Akif S Yavuz, Ridvan Ali, Birol Guvenc, Olga M Akay, Zafer Baslar, Ugur Ozbek, Mehmet Sonmez, Demet Aydin, Mustafa Pehlivan, Bulent Undar, Simten Dagdas, Orhan Ayyildiz, Diyar Z Akkaynak, Gulnur Akin, Osman İlhan
OBJECTIVES: Nilotinib is a BCR-ABL1 tyrosine kinase inhibitor approved for the treatment of patients with chronic myeloid leukemia in chronic phase (CML-CP). This study was the first prospective evaluation of the efficacy and safety of nilotinib in Turkish patients with newly diagnosed CML-CP. The primary endpoint of the study was the rate of major molecular response (MMR; BCR-ABL1 ≤ 0.1% on the International Scale [BCR-ABL1IS ]) by 12 months. METHODS: Patients with newly diagnosed CML-CP were treated with nilotinib 300 mg twice daily...
February 27, 2018: Hematology (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Shihang Zhou, Xiaohua Liang, Ni Wang, Linnan Shao, Weijian Yu, Ming Liu
OBJECTIVES: Although recent genome-wide association studies have identified a number of single nucleotide polymorphisms associated with platelet count and mean platelet volume (MPV), it is unclear whether polymorphisms in the human platelet antigens (HPA) genes are associated with platelet count and MPV. The aim of this study was to determine the association of the HPA-2, -3, -5 and -15 polymorphisms with platelet count and MPV. METHODS: The HPA were genotyped by 5'-nuclease assay in 139 healthy Chinese Han individuals, while platelet count and MPV from the same samples were measured using an hematology cell analyzer...
February 27, 2018: Hematology (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Prabhakar S Kedar, Vinod Gupta, Prashant Warang, Ashish Chiddarwar, Manisha Madkaikar
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the cause of recessive congenital methemoglobinemia (RCM) in Indian families and to identify molecular defect associated with RCM. METHODS: Eight cases of RCM have been addressed to our laboratory in order to investigate the cause of cyanosis associated with genetic disorders. NADH-cytochrome b5 reductase (cytb5r) enzyme activities were measured by standard methods, and molecular analysis was performed by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) followed by DNA sequencing...
February 27, 2018: Hematology (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
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February 22, 2018: Hematology (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Xiaojing Wang, Jianli Shi, Deqiang Gong
OBJECTIVES: Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is the most common cancer before the age of 15 years, seriously endangering the health of children. The main treatment for Childhood ALL was pharmacotherapy. But these drugs have many side effects and some of them could develop drug resistance quickly. Mometasone furoate (MF) is an efficient glucocorticoid for topical treatment of inflammation on the skin, lung and nose. METHODS: In this study, we investigated whether the MF had effects on ALL cells proliferation and migration...
February 8, 2018: Hematology (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Ming Ma, Riyang Zhao, Xingxiao Yang, Lianmei Zhao, Lihua Liu, Cong Zhang, Xuexiao Wang, Baoen Shan
OBJECTIVES: Burkitt lymphoma is one of the most common types of haematopoietic malignancy in children and adolescents. Mda-7/IL-24 had been identified as a differentiation inducer of Burkitt lymphoma cells. Previous studies have revealed that knockdown of C-myb can also lead to the terminal differentiation of Burkitt lymphoma cells. The aim of the present study was to investigate the correlation between the expression of Mda-7/IL-24 and C-myb, as well as their prognostic significance, for Burkitt lymphoma patients...
February 8, 2018: Hematology (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Harshit Khurana, Pankaj Malhotra, Man Updesh Sachdeva, Neelam Varma, Parveen Bose, Uday Yanamandra, Subhash Varma, Alka Khadwal, Deepesh Lad, Gaurav Prakash
OBJECTIVES: Danazol is an attenuated androgen and is used in the treatment of aplastic anemia (AA) in resource constraint settings. We chose to study the role of CD4+ CD25high CD127low FoxP3+ T regulatory cells (T-regs) in the pathophysiology of AA and their response to treatment with Danazol alone or in combination with immunosuppressive treatment (IST). METHODS: T-regs' percentages of 25 acquired idiopathic AA patients and 25 healthy controls who completed study protocol were analyzed by performing multicolor flowcytometry on peripheral blood samples...
February 8, 2018: Hematology (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Jiakui Zhang, Qiuye Zhang, Yingwei Li, Lili Tao, Fan Wu, Yuanyuan Shen, Qianshan Tao, Xuanxuan Xu, Can Wu, Yanjie Ruan, Jiyu Wang, Jeffrey Wang, Yiping Wang, Zhimin Zhai
OBJECTIVES: To explore the immunological abnormalities in patients with primary immune thrombocytopenia (ITP), and analyze its relationship with treatment. METHODS: Proportion of different immune cell subsets were detected in the peripheral blood of 124 ITP patients at different time points and 45 normal controls by flow cytometry. The treatments included glucocorticoids, intravenous IgG as first-line treatment and second-line drugs. RESULTS: Elevated CD4/CD8 ratio and decreased the proportion of NK and CD4 + CD25 + CD127low regulatory T cells (Tregs) were found in pre-treated ITP patients than healthy controls...
February 6, 2018: Hematology (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
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February 4, 2018: Hematology (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Matthew S Karafin, Meenu Singh, Mamaram Ceesay, Sumana Koduri, Liyun Zhang, Pippa Simpson, Joshua J Field
OBJECTIVES: Pain is common in women with sickle cell disease (SCD), but the prevalence of dyspareunia in this unique patient population is unknown. In this study, we sought to determine whether chronic pain is associated with an increased prevalence of dyspareunia in premenopausal women with SCD. METHODS: A cross-sectional study of premenopausal women with SCD was systematically assessed for symptoms of dyspareunia and chronic pain using a standard questionnaire...
January 29, 2018: Hematology (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
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