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Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105297/follicular-lymphoma-the-management-of-elderly-patient
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Alessia Castellino, Elisa Santambrogio, Maura Nicolosi, Barbara Botto, Carola Boccomini, Umberto Vitolo
Follicular lymphoma (FL) is the most common indolent non-Hodgkin lymphoma, which typically affects mature adults and elderly, whose median age at diagnosis is 65 years. The natural history of FL appears to have been favorably impacted by the introduction of Rituximab. Randomized clinical trials demonstrated that the addition of rituximab to standard chemotherapy induction has improved the overall survival and new strategies of chemo-immunotherapy, such as Bendamustine combined with Rituximab, showed optimal results on response and reduced hematological toxicity, becoming one of the standard treatments, particularly in elderly patients...
2017: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105296/the-efficacy-and-safety-of-sofosbuvir-containing-regimen-in-the-treatment-of-hcv-infection-in-patients-with-haemoglobinopathy
#2
N R Hussein
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101316/defining-invasive-fungal-infection-risk-in-hematological-malignancies-a-new-tool-for-clinical-practice
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Benedetta Rambaldi, Domenico Russo, Livio Pagano
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101315/vcam-1-and-icam-1-serum-levels-as-markers-of-relapse-in-visceral-leishmaniasis
#4
Alexandros Makis, Sophia Tsabouri, Paraskevi Karagouni, Maria Rogalidou, Irene Sionti, Nikolaos Chaliasos
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101314/is-there-a-role-for-minimal-residual-disease-monitoring-in-follicular-lymphoma-in-the-chemo-immunotherapy-era
#5
REVIEW
Giuseppe Gritti, Chiara Pavoni, Alessandro Rambaldi
After 25 years, evaluation of minimal residual disease (MRD) in follicular lymphoma (FL) has become a standardized technique frequently integrated into clinical trials for its consistent and independent prognostic significance. Achievement of a sustained MRD negativity is a marker of treatment sensibility that has been associated with excellent clinical outcome in terms of clinical response and progression-free survival, independently from the employed therapy. However, no survival advantages has been reported for MRD negative patients and despite the compelling results of clinical trials, MRD evaluation has currently no role in clinical practice...
2017: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101313/a-young-adult-with-unintended-acute-intravenous-iron-intoxication-treated-with-oral-chelation-the-use-of-liver-ferriscan-for-diagnosing-and-monitoring-tissue-iron-load
#6
Mohamed Yassin, Ashraf T Soliman, Vincenzo De Sanctis, Abbas Moustafa, Sandra Abou Samaan, Abdulqadir Nashwan
Acute iron intoxication (FeI) in humans has not been adequately studied. The manifestation of FeI, defined as a serum iron concentration >300 μg/dL (55 μmol/L) within 12 hours of ingestion, include various symptoms appearing in progressive stages. Systemic toxicity is expected with an intake of 60 mg/kg. A 27-year-old female nurse presented with unintended acute intravenous iron intoxication (FeI) a week after self-injecting herself with 20 ampoules of IV iron (4,000 mg elemental iron, 60 mg/kg). She had stable vital signs and mild hepatic tenderness...
2017: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101312/cryoglobulin-test-and-cryoglobulinemia-hepatitis-c-virus-related
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Francesca Gulli, Stefano Angelo Santini, Cecilia Napodano, Patrizia Bottoni, Krizia Pocino, Gian Ludovico Rapaccini, Umberto Basile
Cryoglobulins are immunoglobulins that precipitate in serum at temperatures below 37°C and resolubilize upon warming. The clinical syndrome of cryoglobulinemia usually includes purpura, weakness, and arthralgia, but the underlying disease may also contribute other symptoms. Blood samples for cryoglobulin are collected, transported, clotted and spun at 37°C, before the precipitate is allowed to form when serum is stored at 4°C in a Wintrobe tube for at least seven days. The most critical and confounding factor affecting the cryoglobulin test is when the preanalytical phase is not fully completed at 37°C...
2017: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101311/a-hospital-based-retrospective-comparative-study-of-complications-outcomes-clinical-and-laboratory-parameters-of-malaria-with-and-without-neurological-involvement
#8
Sohaib Ahmad, Nadia Shirazi, Nowneet K Bhat, Minakshi Dhar, Garima Mittal, Manish Mittal, Nidhi Kaeley, Manoj Kumar
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES: Classically associated with Plasmodium (P.) falciparum, neurological complications in severe malaria is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. However, reports implicate the long considered benign P. vivax for causing severe malaria as well. We aimed to analyse the cerebral complications in malaria, and study if there is a species-related difference in the presentation and outcomes. METHODS: We retrospectively compared patients with malaria hospitalised from 2009-15, with (n=105) and without (n=1155) neurological involvement regarding outcomes, complications, demographic attributes, clinical features, and laboratory parameters...
2017: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101310/effectiveness-and-safety-of-sitagliptin-in-patients-with-beta-thalassaemia-major-and-diabetes-mellitus-a-case-series
#9
Shahrzad Zonoozi, Maria Barnard, Emma Prescott, Romilla Jones, Farrukh T Shah, Ploutarchos Tzoulis
Sitagliptin, a modern antidiabetic agent which is weight neutral and associated with low rate of hypoglycaemias, is being increasingly used in type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM). However, there is a paucity of data about its efficacy and safety in beta-thalassaemia major (β-TM). This retrospective case series of five patients (mean age of 45 years) is the first study evaluating the use of sitagliptin in patients with β-TM and DM. Four patients responded well to sitagliptin, as evidenced by a decrease in fructosamine by 77 and 96μmol/L (equivalent reduction in HbA1c of 1...
2017: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101309/patients-with-haemoglobinopathies-and-chronic-hepatitis-c-a-real-difficult-to-treat-population-in-2016
#10
Kalliopi Zachou, Pinelopi Arvaniti, Nikolaos K Gatselis, Kalliopi Azariadis, Georgia Papadamou, Eirini Rigopoulou, George N Dalekos
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES: In the past, patients with haemoglobinopathies were at high risk of acquiring hepatitis C virus (HCV) due to multiple transfusions before HCV screening. In these patients, the coexistence of haemochromatosis and chronic hepatitis C (CHC) often leads to more severe liver disease. We assessed the HCV prevalence, clinical characteristics and outcome in this setting with particular attention to the response to treatment including therapies with the new direct acting antivirals (DAAs)...
2017: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101308/antibacterial-resistance-in-patients-with-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
#11
REVIEW
Sehnaz Alp, Murat Akova
Recipients of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) are at substantial risk of bacterial, fungal, viral, and parasitic infections depending on the time elapsed since transplantation, presence of graft-versus-host disease (GVHD), and the degree of immunosuppression. Infectious complications in HSCT recipients are associated with high morbidity and mortality. Bacterial infections constitute the major cause of infectious complications, especially in the early post-transplant period. The emergence of antibacterial resistance complicates the management of bacterial infections in this patient group...
2017: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101307/review-and-recommendations-on-management-of-adult-female-thalassemia-patients-with-hypogonadism-based-on-literature-review-and-experience-of-icet-a-network-specialists
#12
REVIEW
Vincenzo De Sanctis, Ashraf T Soliman, Heba Elsedfy, Alice Albu, Soad Al Jaouni, Salvatore Anastasi, Maria Grazia Bisconte, Duran Canatan, Soteroula Christou, Shahina Daar, Salvatore Di Maio, Mohamed El Kholy, Doaa Khater, Mohamed Elshinawy, Yurdanur Kilinc, Roberto Mattei, Hala H Mosli, Alessandra Quota, Maria Grazia Roberti, Praveen Sobti, Saif Al Yaarubi, Saveria Canpisi, Christos Kattamis
BACKGROUND: Multi-transfused thalassemia major (TM) patients frequently develop severe endocrine complications, mainly due to iron overload, anemia, and chronic liver disease, which require prompt diagnosis, treatment and follow-up by specialists. The most common endocrine complication documented is hypogonadotropic hypogonadism which increases with age and associated comorbidities. It is thus important for physicians to have a clear understanding of the pathophysiology and management of this disorder...
2017: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872742/systemic-front-line-therapy-of-follicular-lymphoma-when-to-whom-and-how
#13
REVIEW
Francesca Pavanello, Sara Steffanoni, Michele Ghielmini, Emanuele Zucca
The natural history of follicular lymphoma is usually characterized by an indolent course with a high response rate to the first line therapy followed by recurrent relapses, with a time to next treatment becoming shorter after each subsequent treatment line. More than 80% of patients have advanced stage disease at diagnosis. The time of initiation and the nature of the treatment is mainly conditioned by symptoms, tumor burden, lymphoma grading, co-morbidities and patients preference. A number of clinical and biological factors have been determined to be prognostic in this disease, but the majority of them could not show to be predictive of response to treatment, and therefore can't be used to guide the treatment choice...
2016: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872741/novel-drugs-in-follicular-lymphoma
#14
REVIEW
Antonella Anastasia, Giuseppe Rossi
Follicular lymphoma(FL) is the most common indolent non-Hodgkin lymphoma and constitutes 15% to 30% of lymphoma diagnoses. The natural history of the disease is characterized by recurrent relapses and progressively shorter remissions with a median survival of 10yrs. The impossibility of achieving a definite cure, have prompted investigations into the possible role of more active and less toxic strategies with innovative therapeutic agents. Recently Casulo et al. demonstrated that approximately 20% of patients with FL relapse within two years after achieving remission with R-CHOP and have a poor prognosis...
2016: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872740/follicular-lymphoma-a-clinicopathological-analysis-from-a-tertiary-care-institute-in-southern-india
#15
Mary Theresa Sylvia, Biswajit Dey, Debdatta Basu, Sajini Elizabeth Jacob, Rakhee Kar, Biswajit Dubashi
INTRODUCTION: Follicular lymphoma (FL) is an indolent lymphoproliferative disorder of B-cells with variable clinical behavior. It is the second most common subtype of Non-Hodgkin lymphoma in western countries but reported to have a lower incidence in Asia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Cases of FL diagnosed in the Department of Pathology of our Institute from January 2009 to June 2015 were included in the study. The clinicopathological parameters including staging, histological details, and immunohistochemical markers CD20, CD10 and BCL-2 were recorded in all the cases...
2016: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872739/30-years-retrospective-review-of-tuberculosis-cases-in-a-tuberculosis-dispensary-in-bursa-nilufer-turkey-1985-2014-changes-of-epidemics
#16
Kayıhan Pala, Harika Gerçek, Tuncay Aydin Taş, Rukiye Çakir, Sedef Özgüç, Timur Yildiz
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to describe the epidemiological and clinical aspects of patients who applied to the Bursa Nilufer Tuberculosis Dispensary by investigating the trends in epidemics over three decades. METHOD: In this retrospective observational study, the records of all tuberculosis cases (1630 patients) treated in the last 30 years (1985-2014) at the Bursa Nilufer Tuberculosis Dispensary were examined and statistically analyzed. RESULTS: Males comprised 65...
2016: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872738/the-icet-a-recommendations-for-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-disturbances-of-glucose-homeostasis-in-thalassemia-major-patients
#17
Vincenzo De Sanctis, Ashraf T Soliman, Heba Elsedfy, Saif Al Yaarubi, Nicos Skordis, Doaa Khater, Mohamed El Kholy, Iva Stoeva, Bernadette Fiscina, Michael Angastiniotis, Shahina Daar, Christos Kattamis
Iron overload in patients with thalassemia major (TM) affects glucose regulation and is mediated by several mechanisms. The pathogenesis of glycaemic abnormalities in TM is complex and multifactorial. It has been predominantly attributed to a combination of reduced insulin secretory capacity and insulin resistance. The exact mechanisms responsible for progression from norm glycaemia to overt diabetes in these patients are still poorly understood but are attributed mainly to insulin deficiency resulting from the toxic effects of iron deposited in the pancreas and insulin resistance...
2016: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872737/immunity-to-infections-after-haploidentical-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
#18
REVIEW
Franco Aversa, Lucia Prezioso, Ilenia Manfra, Federica Galaverna, Angelica Spolzino, Alessandro Monti
The advantage of using a Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA)-mismatched related donor is that almost every patient who does not have an HLA-identical donor or who urgently needs hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) has at least one family member with whom shares one haplotype (haploidentical) and who is promptly available as a donor. The major challenge of haplo-HSCT is intense bi-directional alloreactivity leading to high incidences of graft rejection and graft-versus-host disease (GVHD). Advances in graft processing and pharmacologic prophylaxis of GVHD have reduced these risks and have made haplo-HSCT a viable alternative for patients lacking a matched donor...
2016: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872736/zika-virus-a-review-from-the-virus-basics-to-proposed-management-strategies
#19
REVIEW
Lorenzo Zammarchi, Michele Spinicci, Alessandro Bartoloni
This review aims to summarize the body of knowledge available on Zika virus to date. A comprehensive review of the scientific literature on Zika virus was performed with the aim to stress relevant aspects for healthcare professionals in the non-endemic areas. For several years, the Zika virus infection was considered an extremely rare exotic disease with poor clinical relevance. However, Zika virus has recently gained the attention of the scientific community and public opinion since the virus spread to the Pacific islands and the South America in an unprecedented epidemic, and additionally due to the definitive evidence that the infection could be complicated by Guillain-Barré syndrome, passed through vertical transmission, and result in central nervous system abnormalities (including microcephaly) of the fetus...
2016: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872735/fetal-hemoglobin-modifies-the-disease-manifestation-of-severe-plasmodium-falciparum-malaria-in-adult-patients-with-sickle-cell-anemia
#20
Prasanta Purohit, Siris Patel, Pradeep Kumar Mohanty, Padmalaya Das, Jogeswar Panigrahi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2016: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases
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