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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205066/a-single-center-analysis-of-chronic-graft-versus-host-disease-free-relapse-free-survival-after-alternative-donor-stem-cell-transplantation-in-children-with-hematological-malignancies
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Jiro Inagaki, Reiji Fukano, Maiko Noguchi, Jun Okamura
We assessed the clinical outcomes of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (SCT) from alternative donors for pediatric patients with hematological malignancies, defining graft-versus-host disease (GVHD)-free, relapse-free survival (GRFS) as a composite endpoint. We also defined chronic GVHD-free, relapse-free survival (cGRFS) as survival without severe chronic GVHD, relapse, or death. The probabilities of 2-year disease-free survival from a human leukocyte antigen (HLA) matched unrelated donor (n = 57), related donor with HLA-1 antigen mismatch in the graft-versus-host direction (1Ag-GvH-MMRD, n = 28), and unrelated umbilical cord blood (n = 35) were 52...
February 15, 2017: International Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190612/-long-term-infectious-risks-after-splenectomy-a-retrospective-cohort-study-with-up-to-10-years-follow-up
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E Meriglier, M Puyade, M Carretier, F Roblot, P Roblot
INTRODUCTION: Although most infections occur within the first 2 years after splenectomy, the relatively short follow-up reported in many studies may underestimate the frequency of infections. The objective of the study was to determine the incidence of infective outcomes and factors associated with infection after splenectomy by studying a group of patients who underwent splenectomy over a 10-year period. METHODS: A retrospective and monocentric study of patients who underwent splenectomy between January 1st, 1997 and December 31st, 2004 in a French university hospital...
February 9, 2017: La Revue de Médecine Interne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168415/comparison-of-levofloxacin-and-garenoxacin-for-antibacterial-prophylaxis-during-neutropenia
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Ryoko Yamasaki, Junya Kanda, Yu Akahoshi, Hirofumi Nakano, Tomotaka Ugai, Hidenori Wada, Koji Kawamura, Yuko Ishihara, Kana Sakamoto, Miki Sato, Masahiro Ashizawa, Tomohito Machishima, Kiriko Terasako-Saito, Shun-Ichi Kimura, Misato Kikuchi, Hideki Nakasone, Rie Yamazaki, Shinichi Kako, Junji Nishida, Yoshinobu Kanda
Levofloxacin (LVFX) is widely used for antibacterial prophylaxis during neutropenia. Garenoxacin (GRNX), which has been investigated in Japan, has stronger antibacterial activity than LVFX against gram-positive bacteria; however, no studies have compared the effectiveness of LVFX and GRNX. We retrospectively analyzed 42 patients with acute leukemia and 32 patients who underwent hematopoietic cell transplantation. Thirty-one patients before September 2009 received GRNX, and subsequent 43 patients received LVFX...
February 6, 2017: International Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152954/hepatitis-b-reactivation-in-patients-with-solid-tumors-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Jordan J Feld, Ronak Saluja, Judy Truong, Adam E Haynes, Kelvin K Chan
: 138 Background: Hepatitis B virus (HBV) affects over 250 million people worldwide. Most people with chronic HBV (HBsAg positive) have no signs or symptoms of infection. However, when exposed to immunosuppression they are at risk of HBV reactivation which can cause hepatitis, liver failure and death. The risk of HBV reactivation in patients receiving chemotherapy for solid tumors, the efficacy of antiviral prophylaxis, and the clinical impact of HBV reactivation in this setting are uncertain...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152791/improving-venous-thromboembolism-vte-prophylaxis-for-hospitalized-malignant-hematology-bone-marrow-transplant-heme-bmt-patients
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John Dzundza, Archana Ajmera, Ashley Gustafson, Mimi Lo, Richard Fong, Larissa Graff, Bao Dao, Rebecca Young, Lloyd Earl Damon, Thomas G Martin, Rebecca Leah Olin
: 79 Background: Hospitalized patients on the heme/BMT service at our academic cancer center have historically not received pharmacologic VTE prophylaxis (VTEP) due to concerns regarding thrombocytopenia and bleeding risk. However, a retrospective review of heme/BMT admissions from 2009 to 2013 revealed that 59% of hospital-acquired VTE cases occurred at a platelet count > 50 x 10E9/L, suggesting missed opportunities for VTE prevention. METHODS: To implement VTEP on the heme/BMT service, a multidisciplinary quality improvement team developed a pilot intervention with 5 strategies: 1) identification of heme/BMT-specific contraindications to VTEP, 2) standardized use of VTEP for all heme/BMT patients unless contraindications are present, 3) hold parameter for platelet count < 50 x 10E9/L within the VTEP order, 4) note template to document VTEP plan, and 5) provider, nurse, pharmacist, and patient education...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146188/-vaccination-of-adult-patients-receiving-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-perspective-of-costa-rica
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M Del Rosario Espínoza Mora, Gustavo Lazo Páez, M Paz León Bratti, Christian Schauer
In this article the present recommendations for immunization of adult patients who received hematopoietic stem cell transplantation -a common procedure in therapy of many types of hematological diseases and serious inborn defects of the immune system- are reviewed and discussed. Patients that undergo this kind of transplantation procedure exhibit, compared to the general population, an elevated susceptibility of immune-preventable infections, due to loss of the humoral and cellular protective immunity. A revaccination strategy for transplanted patients can result in a significant diminution of morbidity and mortality related to the treatment of these diseases...
December 2016: Revista Chilena de Infectología: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad Chilena de Infectología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138378/the-frequency-antifungal-susceptibility-and-enzymatic-profiles-of-candida-species-isolated-from-neutropenic-patients
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Maral Gharaghani, Ali Rezaei-Matehkolaei, Ali Zarei Mahmoudabadi, Bijan Keikhaei
BACKGROUND: Neutropenia, as a predisposing factor for invasive candidiasis, is defined as a reduction in neutrophil count to less than 1500/mm(3). It is a common condition in patients with hematological malignancy and cytostatic chemotherapy. Extensive chemotherapy and prophylaxis with antifungals have increased the resistance of Candida isolates to antifungal drugs. Although, Candida albicans is the most common causative agent among neutropenic patients, there is an increasing rate of non-albicans species...
November 2016: Jundishapur Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128861/role-of-surface-antibody-in-hepatitis-b-reactivation-in-patients-with-resolved-infection-and-hematologic-malignancy-a-meta-analysis
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Sonali Paul, Aaron Dickstein, Akriti Saxena, Norma Terrin, Kathleen Viveiros, Ethan M Balk, John B Wong
: Patients with resolved hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection who are treated for hematological malignancies remain at risk for HBV reactivation. Because of conflicting studies about whether the antibody to hepatitis B surface antigen (anti-HBs) protects against reactivation in patients with resolved infection (hepatitis B surface antigen negative) receiving chemotherapy for hematological malignancies, we conducted a meta-analysis to determine if anti-HBs reduces HBV reactivation risk. We sought English language studies through March 1, 2016 in Medline and other sources that examined reactivation in patients with resolved HBV infection receiving chemotherapy for hematologic malignancies...
January 27, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128714/donor-origin-car-t-cells-graft-versus-malignancy-effect-without-gvhd-a-systematic-review
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Faiz Anwer, Al-Aman Shaukat, Umar Zahid, Muhammad Husnain, Ali McBride, Daniel Persky, Melissa Lim, Nida Hasan, Irbaz Bin Riaz
CD19, CD20 chimeric antigen receptor T (CAR T) cell therapy has shown promising results for the treatment of relapsed or refractory hematological malignancies. Best results have been reported in acute lymphoblastic leukemia patients with a complete response rate above 80%. Patients who received donor-derived CAR T cells for the relapsed malignancy after stem cell transplantation (allogenic hematopoietic stem cell transplant) were identified from the published trials. A total of 72 patients from seven studies were treated with donor-derived CAR T cells...
January 2017: Immunotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28119046/concurrent-plasmodium-infection-anemia-and-their-correlates-among-newly-diagnosed-people-living-with-hiv-aids-in-northern-ethiopia
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Habtamu Bedimo Beyene, Mulualem Tadesse, Haimanot Disassa, Melkamu B Beyene
The magnitude of concurrent malaria infection and the impact it has on hematological abnormalities, such as anemia in people living with HIV/AIDS, is not well studied in Ethiopian set up. In this cross sectional study, therefore, we assessed the prevalence of concurrent malaria infection and anemia among highly active anti-retroviral therapy (HAART) naive people living with HIV/AIDS between October, 2012 to May, 2013 in Northern Ethiopia. After obtaining consent, socio demographic, clinical, immunological and behavioural data was obtained...
January 21, 2017: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078984/rasburicase-induced-methemoglobinemia-in-a-patient-with-glucose-6-phosphate-dehydrogenase-deficiency
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Maliha Khan, Shilpa Paul, Saad Farooq, Thein Hlaing Oo, Priya Ramshesh, Nitin Jain
BACKGROUND: Rasburicase is commonly used in patients with hematologic malignancies for tumor lysis syndrome prophylaxis and management. Methemoglobinemia is a serious rare adverse effect of rasburicase, more common in patients with G6PD deficiency. Prompt diagnosis and appropriate management of this condition can make the difference between successful recovery and significant morbidity. Here we discuss the link of rasburicase with methemoglobinemia and the pathophysiology behind increased incidence of this side effect in G6PD deficient patients...
January 11, 2017: Current Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039079/post-transplant-cyclophosphamide-and-tacrolimus-mycophenolate-mofetil-combination-prevents-graft-versus-host-disease-in-allogeneic-peripheral-blood-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation-from-hla-matched-donors
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Fabrizio Carnevale-Schianca, Daniela Caravelli, Susanna Gallo, Valentina Coha, Lorenzo D'Ambrosio, Elena Vassallo, Marco Fizzotti, Francesca Nesi, Luisa Gioeni, Massimo Berger, Alessandra Polo, Loretta Gammaitoni, Paolo Becco, Lidia Giraudo, Monica Mangioni, Dario Sangiolo, Giovanni Grignani, Delia Rota-Scalabrini, Antonino Sottile, Franca Fagioli, Massimo Aglietta
Allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplant (HCT) remains the only curative therapy for many hematologic malignancies but it is limited by high nonrelapse mortality (NRM), primarily from unpredictable control of graft-versus-host disease (GVHD). Recently, post-transplant cyclophosphamide demonstrated improved GVHD control in allogeneic bone marrow HCT. Here we explore cyclophosphamide in allogeneic peripheral blood stem cell transplantation (alloPBSCT). Patients with high-risk hematologic malignancies received alloPBSCT from HLA-matched unrelated/related donors...
March 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007665/cd25-blockade-delays-regulatory-t-cell-reconstitution-and-does-not-prevent-graft-versus-host-disease-after-allogeneic-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation
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Frederick L Locke, Joseph Pidala, Barry Storer, Paul J Martin, Michael A Pulsipher, Thomas R Chauncey, Niels Jacobsen, Nicolaus Kröger, Irwin Walker, Susan Light, Bronwen E Shaw, Francisca Beato, Ginna G Laport, Auayporn Nademanee, Armand Keating, Gerard Socie, Claudio Anasetti
Daclizumab, a humanized monoclonal antibody, binds CD25 and blocks formation of the IL-2 receptor on T cells. A study of daclizumab as acute graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) prophylaxis after unrelated bone marrow transplantation was conducted before the importance of CD25(+)FOXP3(+) regulatory T cells (Tregs) was recognized. Tregs can abrogate the onset of GVHD. The relation between Tregs and a graft-versus-malignancy effect is not fully understood. An international, multicenter, double-blind clinical trial randomized 210 adult or pediatric patients to receive 5 weekly doses of daclizumab at 0...
December 19, 2016: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004038/increasing-rates-of-fluoroquinolone-resistance-in-escherichia-coli-isolated-from-the-blood-and-urine-of-patients-with-hematologic-malignancies-and-stem-cell-transplant-recipients
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Christopher G Hauck, Pearlie P Chong, Melissa B Miller, Katarzyna Jamieson, Jason P Fine, Matthew C Foster, Thomas C Shea, David van Duin
Fluoroquinolone (FQ) antibiotics have been shown to reduce mortality and the number of febrile episodes when used as prophylaxis during neutropenia. Prior studies suggest that prophylaxis may result in increasing rates of FQ resistance. Fluoroquinolone non-susceptibility trends in Escherichia coli isolated from blood and urine cultures were evaluated over a 16-year period during which prophylaxis was initiated in patients with hematologic malignancies and stem cell transplants. Non-susceptibility rates increased after the introduction of prophylaxis, with yearly non-susceptibility rates rising from 30%-33% to 40%-88% in blood isolates...
October 2016: Pathogens & Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995204/the-evaluation-of-the-audit-of-fresh-frozen-plasma-ffp-usage-in-emergency-department
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Emine Emektar, Seda Dagar, Seref Kerem Corbacioglu, Huseyin Uzunosmanoglu, Mehmet Veysel Oncul, Yunsur Cevik
OBJECTIVES: In our study, the aim is to evaluate the use of Fresh-Frozen Plasma (FFP) in our emergency department and to assess its audit for transfusion. METHODS: All the patients aged 18 and over who received FFP transfusion in the emergency department between March 1, 2013 and March 1, 2016 were included into the study. The audit of FFP use was evaluated by according to 'British Committee for Standards in Hematology Guideline-2004'. RESULTS: Total 141 patients were identified to receive FFP transfusion in our emergency department...
December 2016: Turkish Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27991895/pre-existing-invasive-fungal-infection-is-not-a-contraindication-for-allogeneic-hsct-for-patients-with-hematologic-malignancies-a-cibmtr-study
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R T Maziarz, R Brazauskas, M Chen, A A McLeod, R Martino, J R Wingard, M Aljurf, M Battiwalla, C C Dvorak, B Geroge, E C Guinan, G A Hale, H M Lazarus, J-W Lee, J L Liesveld, M Ramanathan, V Reddy, B N Savani, F O Smith, L Strasfeld, R A Taplitz, C Ustun, M J Boeckh, J Gea-Banacloche, C A Lindemans, J J Auletta, M L Riches
Patients with prior invasive fungal infection (IFI) increasingly proceed to allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (HSCT). However, little is known about the impact of prior IFI on survival. Patients with pre-transplant IFI (cases; n=825) were compared with controls (n=10247). A subset analysis assessed outcomes in leukemia patients pre- and post 2001. Cases were older with lower performance status (KPS), more advanced disease, higher likelihood of AML and having received cord blood, reduced intensity conditioning, mold-active fungal prophylaxis and more recently transplanted...
February 2017: Bone Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940475/the-intestinal-microbiota-in-allogeneic-hematopoietic-cell-transplant-and-graft-versus-host-disease
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Anna Staffas, Marina Burgos da Silva, Marcel R M van den Brink
Hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) is a critical treatment of patients with high-risk hematopoietic malignancies, hematological deficiencies, and other immune diseases. In allogeneic HCT (allo-HCT), donor-derived T cells recognize host tissues as foreign, causing graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) which is a main contributor to morbidity and mortality. The intestine is one of the organs most severely affected by GVHD and research has recently highlighted the importance of bacteria, particularly the gut microbiota, in HCT outcome and in GVHD development...
February 23, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933487/evaluation-of-standardized-triple-intrathecal-therapy-toxicity-in-oncohematological-pediatric-patients
#18
Raquel Olmos-Jiménez, María Sacramento Díaz-Carrasco, Ana Galera-Miñarro, Juan Francisco Pascual-Gazquez, Alberto Espuny-Miró
Background The administration of triple intrathecal therapy with methotrexate, cytarabine and a corticosteroid for the prophylaxis and treatment of neoplastic cell infiltration in the central nervous system in hematological malignancies is a widespread practice. There is limited information available about its toxicity profile. Several factors related to intrathecal preparation can affect toxicity. Thus, it was decided to standardize intrathecal chemotherapy, trying to obtain the best toxicity profile. Objective To assess the toxicity of a standardized triple intrathecal chemotherapy in oncohematological pediatric patients and to establish risk factors of toxicity...
February 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905682/a-survey-of-pediatric-hematology-oncology-specialists-regarding-management-of-central-line-associated-venous-thrombosis
#19
Char M Witmer, Emily Sauck, Leslie J Raffini
Central venous catheters (CVCs) account for the largest proportion of thrombotic events in pediatric patients. Questions remain regarding adequate treatment and prevention methods. We surveyed pediatric hematology/oncology specialists, using hypothetical cases to assess management strategies for acute CVC thrombosis and secondary prevention. Survey respondents varied in the use of the thrombophilia evaluation (33.3%, 41/123) and duration of treatment (6 weeks: 54.1%, 66/122). Secondary CVC prophylaxis was utilized by 36...
December 1, 2016: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905258/hla-mismatched-haploidentical-transplantation-using-low-dose-anti-thymocyte-globulin-atg-thymoglobulin
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Shinichi Kako, Yu Akahoshi, Naonori Harada, Hirofumi Nakano, Kazuaki Kameda, Tomotaka Ugai, Ryoko Yamasaki, Hidenori Wada, Yuko Ishihara, Koji Kawamura, Kana Sakamoto, Miki Sato, Masahiro Ashizawa, Kiriko Terasako-Saito, Shun-Ichi Kimura, Misato Kikuchi, Hideki Nakasone, Rie Yamazaki, Junya Kanda, Yoshinobu Kanda
Objectives To clarify optimal strategies for human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-mismatched haploidentical hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). Methods Twelve patients who underwent HSCT from a haploidentical related donor using low-dose thymoglobulin were analyzed retrospectively. Thymoglobulin was added to conditioning regimens at 2.5 mg/kg/day for 2 days (days -4 and -3). Prophylaxis against graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) was performed with cyclosporine and methotrexate. Results The median age of the patients was 33 years...
December 1, 2016: Hematology (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
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