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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333413/extramedullary-leukemia-in-children-with-acute-myeloid-leukemia-a-population-based-cohort-study-from-the-nordic-society-of-pediatric-hematology-and-oncology-nopho
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Heidi Kristine Støve, Julie Damgaard Sandahl, Jonas Abrahamsson, Peter H Asdahl, Erik Forestier, Shau-Yin Ha, Kirsi Jahnukainen, Ólafur G Jónsson, Birgitte Lausen, Josefine Palle, Bernward Zeller, Henrik Hasle
BACKGROUND: The prognostic significance of extramedullary leukemia (EML) in childhood acute myeloid leukemia is not clarified. PROCEDURE: This population-based study included 315 children from the NOPHO-AML 2004 trial. RESULTS: At diagnosis, 73 (23%) patients had EML: 39 (12%) had myeloid sarcoma, 22 (7%) had central nervous system disease, and 12 (4%) had both. EML was associated with young age (median age: 2.6 years), a high white blood cell count (median: 40 × 10(9) /l), M5 morphology (40%), and 11q23/MLL (KMT2A) rearrangements (34%)...
March 23, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318175/psychosocial-care-in-the-department-of-pediatric-hematology-and-oncology-of-public-hospitals-in-argentina
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Débora Farberman, Teresa Méndez, Leticia García, Lucía Salvia, Silvia Otarolac
BACKGROUND: Blood diseases and cancer are part of a group of rare conditions in pediatrics. In general, cancer treatments are prolonged (months or years), so psychosocial support has been introduced to provide comprehensive care to these patients. OBJECTIVE: To explore psychosocial care provided at the public hospitals of Argentina to children and adolescents with cancer. Population and Methods. An electronic questionnaire was sent to the heads of the Departments of Hematology and Oncology, Mental Health, and Social Services of 27 public hospitals providing care to pediatric patients with cancer...
April 1, 2017: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271997/a-retrospective-study-of-clinical-profile-and-long-term-outcome-to-imatinib-mesylate-alone-in-childhood-chronic-myeloid-leukemia-in-chronic-phase
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OBJECTIVE: Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) is relatively rare malignancy in childhood. There are limited studies of use of Imatinib Mesylate (IM) alone in management of CML in this age group. METHOD: We retrospectively analyzed the outcome of 30 consecutive children with CML chronic phase treated with IM alone. RESULTS: The median age at the time of diagnosis was 11 years with male preponderance. Asthenia and abdominal discomfort due to splenomegaly were the most common presenting features and splenomegaly a dominant sign...
January 2017: Gulf Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270721/the-hospital-at-home-program-no-place-like-home
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M Lippert, S Semmens, L Tacey, T Rent, K Defoe, M Bucsis, T Shykula, J Crysdale, V Lewis, D Strother, L Lafay-Cousin
BACKGROUND: The treatment of children with cancer is associated with significant burden for the entire family. Frequent clinic visits and extended hospital stays can negatively affect quality of life for children and their families. METHODS: Here, we describe the development of a Hospital at Home program (H@H) that delivers therapy to pediatric hematology, oncology, and blood and marrow transplant (bmt) patients in their homes. The services provided include short infusions of chemotherapy, supportive-care interventions, antibiotics, post-chemotherapy hydration, and teaching...
February 2017: Current Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258828/dna-thioguanine-nucleotide-concentration-and-relapse-free-survival-during-maintenance-therapy-of-childhood-acute-lymphoblastic-leukaemia-nopho-all2008-a-prospective-substudy-of-a-phase-3-trial
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Stine Nygaard Nielsen, Kathrine Grell, Jacob Nersting, Jonas Abrahamsson, Bendik Lund, Jukka Kanerva, Ólafur Gísli Jónsson, Goda Vaitkeviciene, Kaie Pruunsild, Lisa Lyngsie Hjalgrim, Kjeld Schmiegelow
BACKGROUND: Adjustment of mercaptopurine and methotrexate maintenance therapy of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia by leucocyte count is confounded by natural variations. Cytotoxicity is primarily mediated by DNA-incorporated thioguanine nucleotides (DNA-TGN). The aim of this study was to establish whether DNA-TGN concentrations in blood leucocytes during maintenance therapy are associated with relapse-free survival. METHODS: In this substudy of the NOPHO ALL2008 phase 3 trial done in 23 hospitals in seven European countries (Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Lithuania, Norway, and Sweden), we analysed data from centralised and blinded analyses of 6-mercaptopurine and methotrexate metabolites in blood samples from patients with non-high-risk childhood acute lymphoblastic leukaemia...
February 28, 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239179/unsuspected-lung-pathology-in-autopsies-of-children-with-cancer
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María Elena Y Furuya, Alicia Rodríguez-Velasco, María Carmen Rodríguez-Zepeda, Enrique López-Aguilar, Mario H Vargas, Martha Sciandra-Rico, Rocío Cárdenas-Navarrete, Olivia Madrigal-Muñiz, Carina Feria-Kaiser, Elba E Delgado-González, Miguel Ángel Villasís-Keeverz
BACKGROUND: Although pulmonary involvement is common in patients with cancer, its frequency and nature is seldom reported in the medical literature. OBJECTIVE: To determine the frequency and type of lung pathological conditions revealed by autopsy in children with cancer. METHODS: All reports from autopsies performed in children with cancer from 1989 to 2012 in a pediatric hospital were reviewed. RESULTS: In the analyzed period, 118 autopsies (10...
January 2017: Revista de Investigación Clínica; Organo del Hospital de Enfermedades de la Nutrición
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211293/hfe-gene-mutation-and-iron-overload-in-egyptian-pediatric-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-survivors-a-single-center-study
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Farida H El-Rashedi, Mahmoud A El-Hawy, Sally M El-Hefnawy, Mona M Mohammed
BACKGROUND: Hereditary hemochromatosis gene (HFE) mutations have a role in iron overload in pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) survivors. We aimed to evaluate the genotype frequency and allelic distribution of the two HFE gene mutations (C282Y and H63D) in a sample of Egyptian pediatric ALL survivors and to detect the impact of these two mutations on their iron profile. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This study was performed on 35 ALL survivors during their follow-up visits to the Hematology and Oncology Unit, Pediatric Department, Menoufia University Hospitals...
February 17, 2017: Hematology (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188006/changes-in-hemostasis-caused-by-different-replacement-fluids-and-outcome-in-therapeutic-plasma-exchange-in-pediatric-patients-in-a-retrospective-single-center-study
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Volker Witt, Herbert Pichler, Elisabeth Beiglboeck, Friedrich Kursten, Lisa Weidner
BACKGROUND: Therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE) is a generally accepted and frequently performed procedure for numerous therapeutic indications in adults. Slowly, TPE is also becoming more and more popular in the treatment of pediatric patients. Although, we know that TPE is safe in pediatric patients, the outcome of children treated with TPE is rarely reported. Furthermore, there are only general recommendations regarding the plasma replacement fluid for children and these are adopted from adults...
February 2017: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183683/study-of-cd4-cd8-and-natural-killer-cells-cd16-cd56-in-children-with-immune-thrombocytopenic-purpura
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Farida Hussein El-Rashedi, Mahmoud Ahmed El-Hawy, Mohamed Ahmed Helwa, Sameh Said Abd-Allah
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: To assess the percentage of CD4(+), CD8(+), and natural killer cells (CD16(+), CD56(+)) in children with immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) at presentation and study their impact on disease chronicity. METHODS: This case-control study was conducted at the Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Unit, Menoufia University Hospital (tertiary care center in Egypt). The study was held on 30 children presenting with ITP; they were followed-up and classified into two groups: 15 children with acute ITP; and 15 children with chronic ITP...
March 2017: Hematology/oncology and Stem Cell Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182021/procedural-moderate-sedation-with-ketamine-in-pediatric-critical-care-unit
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Tarek R Hazwani, Hala Al-Alem
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of moderate sedation in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) settings according to moderate sedation protocol using ketamine and midazolam and to determine areas for the improvement in our clinical practice. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: A retrospective study was conducted in the PICU. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective chart review was performed for patients who had received moderate sedation between January and the end of December 2011 and who are eligible to inclusion criteria...
January 2017: Avicenna Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179213/juvenile-myelomonocytic-leukemia-in-turkey-a-retrospective-analysis-of-65-patients
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Özlem Tüfekçi, Ülker Koçak, Zühre Kaya, İdil Yenicesu, Canan Albayrak, Davut Albayrak, Şebnem Yılmaz Bengoa, Türkan Patıroğlu, Musa Karakükçü, Ekrem Ünal, Elif Ünal İnce, Talia İleri, Mehmet Ertem, Tiraje Celkan, Gül Nihal Özdemir, Nazan Sarper, Dilek Kaçar, Neşe Yaralı, Namık Yaşar Özbek, Alphan Küpesiz, Tuba Karapınar, Canan Vergin, Ümran Çalışkan, Hüseyin Tokgöz, Melike Sezgin Evim, Birol Baytan, Adalet Meral Güneş, Deniz Yılmaz Karapınar, Serap Karaman, Vedat Uygun, Gülsun Karasu, Mehmet Akif Yeşilipek, Ahmet Koç, Erol Erduran, Berna Atabay, Haldun Öniz, Hale Ören
OBJECTIVE: To define the status of juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia (JMML) patients in Turkey, in terms of time of diagnosis, clinical characteristics, mutational studies, clinical course and treatment strategies. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data including clinical and labarotory characteristics and treatment strategies of JMML patients were collected retrospectively from pediatric hematology-oncology centers in Turkey. RESULTS: Sixty-five children with JMML diagnosed between 2002 and 2016 in 18 institutions throughout Turkey were enrolled into the study...
February 9, 2017: Turkish Journal of Haematology: Official Journal of Turkish Society of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168833/childhood-cancer-predisposition-syndromes-a-concise-review-and-recommendations-by-the-cancer-predisposition-working-group-of-the-society-for-pediatric-oncology-and-hematology
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Tim Ripperger, Stefan S Bielack, Arndt Borkhardt, Ines B Brecht, Birgit Burkhardt, Gabriele Calaminus, Klaus-Michael Debatin, Hedwig Deubzer, Uta Dirksen, Cornelia Eckert, Angelika Eggert, Miriam Erlacher, Gudrun Fleischhack, Michael C Frühwald, Astrid Gnekow, Gudrun Goehring, Norbert Graf, Helmut Hanenberg, Julia Hauer, Barbara Hero, Simone Hettmer, Katja von Hoff, Martin Horstmann, Juliane Hoyer, Thomas Illig, Peter Kaatsch, Roland Kappler, Kornelius Kerl, Thomas Klingebiel, Udo Kontny, Uwe Kordes, Dieter Körholz, Ewa Koscielniak, Christof M Kramm, Michaela Kuhlen, Andreas E Kulozik, Britta Lamottke, Ivo Leuschner, Dietmar R Lohmann, Andrea Meinhardt, Markus Metzler, Lüder H Meyer, Olga Moser, Michaela Nathrath, Charlotte M Niemeyer, Rainer Nustede, Kristian W Pajtler, Claudia Paret, Mareike Rasche, Dirk Reinhardt, Olaf Rieß, Alexandra Russo, Stefan Rutkowski, Brigitte Schlegelberger, Dominik Schneider, Reinhard Schneppenheim, Martin Schrappe, Christopher Schroeder, Dietrich von Schweinitz, Thorsten Simon, Monika Sparber-Sauer, Claudia Spix, Martin Stanulla, Doris Steinemann, Brigitte Strahm, Petra Temming, Kathrin Thomay, Andre O von Bueren, Peter Vorwerk, Olaf Witt, Marcin Wlodarski, Willy Wössmann, Martin Zenker, Stefanie Zimmermann, Stefan M Pfister, Christian P Kratz
Heritable predisposition is an important cause of cancer in children and adolescents. Although a large number of cancer predisposition genes and their associated syndromes and malignancies have already been described, it appears likely that there are more pediatric cancer patients in whom heritable cancer predisposition syndromes have yet to be recognized. In a consensus meeting in the beginning of 2016, we convened experts in Human Genetics and Pediatric Hematology/Oncology to review the available data, to categorize the large amount of information, and to develop recommendations regarding when a cancer predisposition syndrome should be suspected in a young oncology patient...
February 7, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156496/influence-of-early-phase-clinical-trial-enrollment-on-patterns-of-end-of-life-care-for-children-with-advanced-cancer
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Chalinee Monsereenusorn, Clement Ma, Hasan Al-Sayegh, Joanne Wolfe, Carlos Rodriguez-Galindo
151 Background: Early phase clinical trials are critical to enhancing therapies for children with advanced cancer. However, trial enrollment may intensify end-of-life (EOL) care. We evaluated patterns of EOL care for patients at a large cancer center. METHODS: Single-center, retrospective cohort study of pediatric oncology patients, ages 6 months-21 years, who died in 2010-2014. We queried electronic medical records to assess frequencies of medical procedures (e.g. intubations), clinic visits, and hospital admissions in the last 6 months of life...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152897/burden-of-bloodstream-infections-among-ambulatory-pediatric-hematology-oncology-patients-with-a-central-line
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David G Bundy, Aditya H Gaur, Jeffrey D Hord, Marlene R Miller, Eric J Werner, Cindi Winkle, Amy Billett
262 Background: Pediatric hematology/oncology (PHO) patients are at high risk of bloodstream infections (BSI). The burden of BSI in PHO patients in the ambulatory setting has not been well documented. METHODS: The Children's Hospital Association leads the Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders Network, a multicenter United States quality improvement collaborative, working to reduce the incidence of inpatient and ambulatory Central Line-Associated BSI (CLABSI) among PHO patients. Positive blood culture events (+BCE) were adjudicated as CLABSI, single positive blood cultures (SPBC) with potential commensals, or secondary BSI (attributed to source other than the central line) following standardized National Healthcare Safety Network definitions...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137343/identifying-domains-of-quality-of-life-in-children-with-cancer-undergoing-palliative-care-a-qualitative-study-with-professionals
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Josianne Avoine-Blondin, Véronique Parent, Magali Lahaye, Nago Humbert, Michel Duval, Serge Sultan
OBJECTIVE: The goal of pediatric palliative care (PPC) is to maintain the quality of life (QoL) of children whose lives are threatened. However, there are sparse scientific data on the domains of QoL in this particular context, and no measurement strategies are available. The present study aims to describe the domains of QoL in the context of PPC in oncology, according to the perceptions of professional caregivers. METHOD: Semistructured interviews were conducted with a random sample of 20 professional caregivers from the Division of Hematology/Oncology at Le Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Sainte-Justine (Montréal, Canada)...
January 31, 2017: Palliative & Supportive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095119/fecal-carriage-of-extended-spectrum-%C3%AE-lactamase-producing-enterobacteriaceae-strains-is-associated-with-worse-outcome-in-patients-hospitalized-in-the-pediatric-oncology-unit-of-beni-messous-hospital-in-algiers-algeria
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Chafiaa Medboua-Benbalagh, Abdelaziz Touati, Rachida Kermas, Alima Gharout-Sait, Lucien Brasme, Halima Mezhoud, Djamila Touati, Thomas Guillard, Christophe de Champs
OBJECTIVES: The current study aimed to investigate extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (ESBL-E) fecal carriage in children with different cancers admitted in the pediatric oncology unit of Beni-Messous Hospital (Algiers, Algeria). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Rectal swabs from children with cancer were sampled from February 2012 to May 2013 within 48 hours following their admission. After species identification and detection of ESBL production by double-disk synergy test (DD test), antibiotic susceptibility was determined by the standard disk diffusion method...
January 17, 2017: Microbial Drug Resistance: MDR: Mechanisms, Epidemiology, and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089099/clinical-characteristics-and-outcome-of-invasive-fungal-infections-in-pediatric-acute-myeloid-leukemia-patients-in-a-medical-center-in-taiwan
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Gu-Lung Lin, Hsiu-Hao Chang, Chun-Yi Lu, Chung-Ming Chen, Meng-Yao Lu, Ping-Ing Lee, Shiann-Tarng Jou, Yung-Li Yang, Li-Min Huang, Luan-Yin Chang
BACKGROUND: Invasive fungal infection (IFI) causes significant morbidity and mortality in patients with hematological malignancies, especially those with acute myeloid leukemia (AML), recurrent acute leukemia, high-risk acute lymphoblastic leukemia, and after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. The study aimed to investigate the clinical characteristics and outcome of IFIs in pediatric AML patients in a medical center in Taiwan. METHODS: We performed retrospective chart reviews...
December 19, 2016: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection, Wei Mian Yu Gan Ran za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067033/2016-updated-american-society-of-clinical-oncology-oncology-nursing-society-chemotherapy-administration-safety-standards-including-standards-for-pediatric-oncology
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Michael Neuss, Terry Gilmore, Kristin Belderson, Amy Billett, Tara Conti-Kalchik, Brittany Harvet, Carolyn Hendricks, Kristine LeFebvre, Pamela Mangu, Kristen McNiff, MiKaela Olsen, Lisa Schulmeister, Anne Von Gehr, Martha Polovich
Purpose: To update the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)/Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Chemotherapy Administration Safety Standards and to highlight standards for pediatric oncology. Methods: The ASCO/ONS Chemotherapy Administration Safety Standards were first published in 2009 and updated in 2011 to include inpatient settings. A subsequent 2013 revision expanded the standards to include the safe administration and management of oral chemotherapy. A joint ASCO/ONS workshop with stakeholder participation, including that of the Association of Pediatric Hematology Oncology Nurses and American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, was held on May 12, 2015, to review the 2013 standards...
January 6, 2017: Oncology Nursing Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038498/risk-for-health-care-associated-bloodstream-infections-in-pediatric-oncology-patients-with-various-malignancies
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Cara B Thurman, Maura Abbott, Jinfang Liu, Elaine Larson
This was a retrospective cohort study to identify the rates, predictors, and outcomes of health care-associated bloodstream infections (HA-BSI) among children with solid tumors, lymphoma, lymphoid leukemia, and myeloid leukemia. The study population included 4500 children ≤18 years old at a pediatric hospital in New York City from 2006 to 2014. A total of 147 HA-BSI cases were identified; using multivariable logistic regression modeling, children with a hematologic diagnosis (lymphoma, lymphoid leukemia, myeloid leukemia) were at greater risk for HA-BSI than those with a solid tumor diagnosis (all P values <...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing: Official Journal of the Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028966/glycogen-synthase-kinase-3%C3%AE-gsk-3%C3%AE-and-nuclear-factor-kappa-b-nfkb-in-childhood-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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Cristian Fabian Layton Tovar, Hugo Mendieta Zerón, Maria Del Socorro Camarillo Romero, Yanko V Fabila Sánchez, Isidoro Tejocote Romero
BACKGROUND: Acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) is the most common hematologic malignancy in early childhood. In children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), the activity of glycogen synthase kinase (GSK-3β) has been associated with changes in the transcriptional activity and expression of nuclear factor kappa beta (NFKB) in the mononuclear cells of bone marrow. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to determine the possible role of glycogen synthase kinase 3beta (GSK-3β) and nuclear factor kappa beta (NFKB) as prognostic variables in pediatric patients with ALL...
November 2016: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
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