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International Journal of Hematology-oncology and Stem Cell Research

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340131/acute-myeloid-leukemia-genetic-alterations-and-their-clinical-prognosis
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REVIEW
Francisco Alejandro Lagunas-Rangel, Venice Chávez-Valencia, Miguel Ángel Gómez-Guijosa, Carlos Cortes-Penagos
Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a group of hematological diseases, phenotypic and genetically heterogeneous, characterized by abnormal accumulation of blast cells in the bone marrows and peripheral blood. Its incidence rate is approximately 1.5 per 100,000 in infants younger than 1 year of age and 25 per 100,000 persons in octogenarians. Traditionally, cytogenetic markers are used to stratify patients in three risk categories: favorable, intermediate and unfavorable. However, the forecast stratification and the treatment decision for patients with normal karyotype shows difficulties due to the high clinical heterogeneity...
October 1, 2017: International Journal of Hematology-oncology and Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340130/mechanism-action-of-platelets-and-crucial-blood-coagulation-pathways-in-hemostasis
#2
REVIEW
Mercy Halleluyah Periayah, Ahmad Sukari Halim, Arman Zaharil Mat Saad
Blood is considered to be precious because it is the basic necessity for health; our body needs a steady provision of oxygen, supplied via blood, to reach billions of tissues and cells. Hematopoiesis is the process that generates blood cells of all lineages. However, platelets are the smallest blood component produced from the very large bone marrow cells called megakaryocytes and they play a fundamental role in thrombosis and hemostasis. Platelets contribute their hemostatic capacity via adhesion, activation and aggregation, which are triggered upon tissue injury, and these actions stimulate the coagulation factors and other mediators to achieve hemostasis...
October 1, 2017: International Journal of Hematology-oncology and Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340129/protective-isolation-for-patients-with-haematological-malignancies-a-pilot-study-investigating-patients-distress-and-use-of-time
#3
O Annibali, C Pensieri, V Tomarchio, V Biagioli, M Pennacchini, A Tendas, V Tambone, M C Tirindelli
Background: Patients with haematological malignancies are often hospitalized in protective isolation until full neutrophil recovery in order to prevent infections. This descriptive pilot study evaluate the level of isolation-related distress and the use of free time in a sample of Italian onco-haematological patients who were hospitalized in protective isolation. Materials and Methods: Participants were 18 patients hospitalized in hematologic ward to receive induction therapy (n=12) or autologous stem cell transplant (n=6)...
October 1, 2017: International Journal of Hematology-oncology and Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340128/hematological-reference-intervals-for-healthy-iranian-blood-donors
#4
Mahboubeh Rasouli, Mojgan Pourmokhtar, Shaghayegh Sarkardeh
Background: Development of locally-derived hematological reference intervals is necessary for improving the quality of health care and clinical trials. However hematological reference intervals are affected by several variables including age, gender and environmental factors. Therefore this study was conducted to determine the gender and age-specific hematological reference intervals of healthy Iranian blood donors. Materials and Methods: Selected hematological indices of 394 healthy blood donor volunteers, donating blood at Tehran Blood Transfusion Center were analyzed...
October 1, 2017: International Journal of Hematology-oncology and Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340127/restarting-thalidomide-dexamethasone-regimen-in-a-post-abortive-female-with-multiple-myeloma-effective-clinical-response-possible
#5
Suhailur Rehman, S H Arif, Amit Kumar, A Q Khan
Nowadays, the prevalence of Multiple Myeloma (MM) seems to have been increasing among young females. Here, we report that thalidomide is contraindicated in pregnant women diagnosed with MM and those desirous of subsequent pregnancy. In this case report, we compared the clinical response of Thalidomide-Dexamethasone therapy in a post-abortive woman with persistently elevated β-hCG levels due to retained products of conception, undergoing hysterectomy later. This case report underlines the clinical significance of age, the effect of Thalidomide-Dexamethasone therapy even after initial discontinuation and the response to high β-hCG levels...
October 1, 2017: International Journal of Hematology-oncology and Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340126/hepatosplenic-gamma-delta-t-cell-lymphoma-hsgdtcl-two-rare-case-reports-from-western-india
#6
Irappa Madabhavi, Gaurang Modi, Harsha Panchal, Apurva Patel, Swaroop Revannasiddaiah, Asha Anand, Sonia Parikh, Kshitij Joshi, Malay Sarkar
Peripheral T cell lymphomas are a heterogeneous group of post-thymic, mature lymphoid malignancies, accounting for approximately 10-15% of all non-Hodgkin's lymphomas. Hepatosplenic T-cell lymphoma (HSGDTCL) is a rare entity, which is characterized by primary extra nodal disease with typical sinusoidal or sinusal infiltration of the liver and the spleen, respectively by expression of the T-cell receptor γδ chain, and by a number of other frequent clinicopathologic features, including aggressive course of disease...
October 1, 2017: International Journal of Hematology-oncology and Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340125/rare-presentation-of-refractory-thrombotic-thrombocytopenic-purpura-jejunal-stricture
#7
Prabath K Abeysundara, Inoshi Athukorala, K P C Dalpatadu, Karthiha Balendran, M D S A Dilrukshi, Gmo Fernando
Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura is a rare thrombotic disease characterized by episodes of thrombocytopenia and microangiopathic hemolytic anemia due to disseminated microvascular thrombosis. Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura was first described in 1924 by Moschowitz as a disease presenting with a pentad of signs and symptoms (anemia, thrombocytopenia, fever, hemiparesis and hematuria). Previous studies have described atypical manifestations of thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura such as hemolysis, anemia and thrombosis...
October 1, 2017: International Journal of Hematology-oncology and Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340124/the-use-of-filgrastim-in-patients-with-hodgkin-lymphoma-receiving-abvd
#8
Adam F Binder, Sonia Rai, Amir Steinberg
Background: There is conflicting data about the increased risk of pulmonary toxicity when granulocyte-stimulating factor (G-CSF) is given in combination with bleomycin. No clear consensus for management of patients with Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) who require G-CSF support exists. Our objective was to evaluate whether there is an increase in pulmonary toxicity in patients who receive bleomycin and G-CSF during treatment for HL. Materials and Methods: We conducted a single-center retrospective analysis of patients with Hodgkin Lymphoma from January 2003 until July 2015...
October 1, 2017: International Journal of Hematology-oncology and Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340123/multiple-extramedullary-plasmacytoma-in-a-setting-of-complete-bone-marrow-remission-food-for-thought
#9
Negi Preety, Kingsley Pamela Alice, Jomi Chinnu, Mathew Amrith, George Sneha, Immanuel Vivek, Abraham Puliyelil Abraham
Extramedullary plasmacytoma as a mode of relapse in multiple myeloma (MM) is unusual. Current recommendations do not incorporate the routine use of 18-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography-computed tomography (FDG PET/CT) imaging prior to haematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) in MM. We report a case of relapsed MM with complete remission as per IMWG criteria. In the interim period, before the HSCT, the patient had localizing neurological signs and symptoms attributed to multiple extramedullary plasmacytomas...
October 1, 2017: International Journal of Hematology-oncology and Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340122/a-cross-sectional-study-of-glycemic-status-and-zinc-level-in-patients-with-beta-thalassemia-major
#10
Mohammad Ali Mashhadi, Zahra Sepehri, Zahra Heidari, Mahmoud Ali Kaykhaei, Aliyeh Sargazi, Farhad Kohan, Hanieh Heidari
Background: Endocrinopathies and diabetes mellitus are prevalent in patients with beta-thalassemia major Recently some studies demonstrate a link between low levels of serum zinc level and higher prevalence of diabetes. The aim of this study was to evaluate the glucose tolerance in patients suffered from beta-thalassemia major and determine the association of Homeostasis Model Assessment (HOMA) parameters with zinc status among these patients. Materials and Methods: In this cross sectional study, clinical data of patients who were suffered from thalassemia major, aged≥10 years were collected...
October 1, 2017: International Journal of Hematology-oncology and Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340121/complications-of-transfusion-dependent-%C3%AE-thalassemia-patients-in-sistan-and-baluchistan-south-east-of-iran
#11
Maryam Yaghobi, Ebrahim Miri-Moghaddam, Naderi Majid, Ali Bazi, Ali Navidian, Asiyeh Kalkali
Background : Thalassemia syndromes are among prevalent hereditary disorders imposing high expenses on health-care system worldwide and in Iran. Organ failure represents a life-threatening challenge in transfusion- dependent β-thalassemia (TDT) patients. The purpose of the present study was to determine the frequency of organ dysfunctions among TDT patients in Sistan and Baluchistan province in South-East of Iran. Materials and Methods: Laboratory and clinical data were extracted from medical records as well as by interviews...
October 1, 2017: International Journal of Hematology-oncology and Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340120/effect-of-short-hydration-on-cisplatin-induced-nephrotoxicity-in-cancer-patients-a-retrospective-study
#12
Farzaneh Ashrafi, Zeinab Ebrahimi, Mehdi Nematbakhsh
Background: The aim of this study was to evaluate the protective role of short hydration against nephrotoxicity induced by cisplatin (CDDP). Materials and Methods: Twenty-two patients (13 men and 9 women) under CDDP therapy were enrolled in this retrospective study between 2009 and 2014. The CDDP was given in 500 ml of isotonic solution, and before and after CDDP administration, the patients received 10mEq potassium chloride15% and 1gr magnesium sulfate in 1000 ml isotonic saline. Renal parameters were evaluated on the first day of each cycle of CDDP therapy...
October 1, 2017: International Journal of Hematology-oncology and Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28989593/colorectal-cancer-screening-a-comprehensive-review-to-recent-non-invasive-methods
#13
REVIEW
Leila Hamzehzadeh, Meysam Yousefi, Seyed-Hamidollah Ghaffari
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the most common cancers worldwide and considered to be one of the hassles in medical communities. CRC develops from precancerous polyps in the colon or rectum and is preventable and curable by an early diagnosis and with the removal of premalignant polyps. In recent years, scientists have looked for inexpensive and safe ways to detect CRC in its earliest stages. Strong evidence shows that screening for CRC is a crucial way to reduce the incidence and mortality of this devastating disease...
July 1, 2017: International Journal of Hematology-oncology and Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28989592/pseudohypercalcemia-in-multiple-myeloma-a-case-report
#14
Farzaneh Ashrafi, Bijan Iraj, Pardis Nematollahi, Ali Darakhshandeh
Hypercalcemia is a common finding in patients with multiple myeloma. Clinical manifestations of hypercalcemia correlate with the level of serum calcium. Ionized serum calcium (Ca (I)) will be increased in true hypercalcemia. In pseudohypercalcemia the Ionized Ca is normal, although binding of calcium to abnormal immunoglobulin causes increased serum calcium level. In the asymptomatic multiple myeloma patients with moderate to severe hypercalcemia, measurement of ionized calcium is critical to exclude pseudohypercalcemia...
July 1, 2017: International Journal of Hematology-oncology and Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28989591/familial-colorectal-cancer-type-x-in-central-iran-a-new-clinicopathologic-description
#15
Mehrdad Zeinalian, Mahdi Hadian, Morteza Hashemzadeh-Chaleshtori, Rasoul Salehi, Mohammad Hassan Emami
Background: Familial colorectal cancer type X (FCCX) is a subtype of mismatch repair (MMR)-proficient colorectal cancerin which the patients are clinically at risk for Lynch syndrome (LS), a common hereditary cancer predisposing syndrome. In this study, we described a new clinicopathological feature of the condition in central Iran. Materials and Methods: We designed a descriptive, retrospective study to screenat-risk colorectal cancer (CRC) patients, using Amsterdam II criteria and Molecular analysis in Isfahan (central Iran) throughout 2000-2013 period...
July 1, 2017: International Journal of Hematology-oncology and Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28989590/cytogenetic-abnormalities-in-myelodysplastic-syndromes-an-overview
#16
REVIEW
Mohammad Faizan Zahid, Umair Arshad Malik, Momena Sohail, Irfan Nazir Hassan, Sara Ali, Muhammad Hamza Saad Shaukat
Karyotype is one of the main constituents of the International Prognostic Scoring System (IPSS) and revised-IPSS that are the cornerstones for the prognostication of patients with myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS). Del(5q), -7/del(7q), +8 and -Y are among the most extensively studied cytogenetic abnormalities in MDS. The same applies for normal karyotype. There are hundreds of other rare cytogenetic abnormalities that have been reported in MDS, included but not limited to -X, 3q abnormalities, +13/del(13q), i(17q), +21/-21...
July 1, 2017: International Journal of Hematology-oncology and Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28989589/aberrant-methylation-of-apaf-1-gene-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia-patients
#17
Shahrbano Rostami, Fatemeh Nadali, Reza Alibakhshi, Farhad Zaker, Nahid Nasiri, Mehrdad Payandeh, Bahram Chahardouli, Ali Maleki
Background: Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a heterogeneous clonal disorder characterized by immature myeloid cell proliferation and bone marrow failure. Various genetic and epigenetic factors have been found to be influential in such patients. Methylation silencing of APAF-1, a putative tumor suppressor gene (TSG), has been found in several human malignancies. In this study, we explored the association of APAF-1 methylation status with AML patients. Materials and Methods: We studied the methylation status of APAF-1 gene in 101 AML patients and 50 healthy subjects as controls...
July 1, 2017: International Journal of Hematology-oncology and Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28989588/cytogenetic-abnormalities-with-interphase-fish-method-and-clinical-manifestation-in-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-patients-in-north-east-of-iran
#18
Hossein Rahimi, Mohammad Hadi Sadeghian, Mohammad Reza Keramati, Amir Hossein Jafarian, Sepideh Shakeri, Seyyede Fatemeh Shams, Neda Motamedi, Maryam Sheikhi, Hossein Ayatollahi
Background: Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is one of the most prevalent adult leukemias. This malignancy is known by lymphocytosis for a duration of more than 3 months. In fact, it is a heterogeneous clinical disease with changeable progression. Chromosomal aberrations are significant parameters to predict result and survival rate and find treatment strategies for each patient. Cytogenetic methods are known as sensitive and relatively new procedures to detect abnormalities in genome. Materials and Methods: In order to identify CLL-related chromosomal abnormalities, 48 CLL patients included 38 Men and 10 Women with mean age of 58...
July 1, 2017: International Journal of Hematology-oncology and Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28989587/high-prevalence-of-vitamin-d-deficiency-in-newly-diagnosed-acute-myeloid-leukemia-patients-and-its-adverse-outcome
#19
Fatere Seyedalipour, Ava Mansouri, Mohammad Vaezi, Kheirollah Gholami, Kazem Heidari, Molouk Hadjibabaie, Ardeshir Ghavamzadeh
Background: Although several studies have supported a preventive and therapeutic role of vitamin D (Vit D) for different types of cancers, we face insufficient documentation in acute myeloid leukemia (AML). So, we examined whether the serum calcidiol (25(OH)D) levels at the time of induction therapy have any impact on response and relapse in AML patients. Materials and Methods: Blood samples were collected from 65 patients on days 0 and 28th of treatment to evaluate serum concentration of 25(OH)D and its effects on complete remission (CR) achievement, relapse rate and hospitalization length...
July 1, 2017: International Journal of Hematology-oncology and Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28989586/how-do-donor-recipient-cmv-serostatus-and-post-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-cmv-reactivation-affect-outcomes-in-acute-leukemia-patients
#20
Mohammad Vaezi, Amir Kasaeian, Maryam Souri, Faeze Soufiyan, Amir Shokri Boosjin, Seyed Amin Setarehdan, Kamran Alimoghaddam, Ardeshir Ghavamzadeh
Background: This study evaluated CMV serostatus in donors and recipients of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) and its effects on CMV reactivation of patients and all aspects of CMV on HSCT outcomes. Materialsand Methods: Seven hundred and five adult acute leukemia patients (AML=408 and AML=297) who had undergone HSCT were included in this retrospective study. We categorized donor-recipient pairs in three risk groups: positive donors (D+) were studied as high-risk group, including either R+ or R-(n=485), R-D- as low-risk group (n=32) and R+D- as intermediate group (n=15)...
July 1, 2017: International Journal of Hematology-oncology and Stem Cell Research
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