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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723285/case-244-systemic-amyloidosis-a-complication-of-waldenstr%C3%A3-m-macroglobulinemia
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Maja Hrabak-Paar, Marko Kralik
History A 68-year-old man was admitted to the hospital for work-up because of generalized fatigue, anorexia, chronic diarrhea, and weight loss. Laboratory work-up revealed an erythrocyte sedimentation rate of 58 mm/h (reference range, 3-23 mm/h), a hemoglobin level of 14.1 g/dL (reference range, 13.8-17.5 g/dL), a leukocyte count of 8.1 × 10(9)/L (reference range, [3.4-9.7] × 10(9)/L), a platelet count of 223 × 10(9)/L (reference range, [158-424] × 10(9)/L), an alkaline phosphatase level of 85 U/L (1.42 μkat/L) (normal level, <142 U/L [2...
August 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711573/distribution-and-impact-of-comorbidities-on-survival-and-leukemic-transformation-in-myeloproliferative-neoplasm-associated-myelofibrosis-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Justyna Bartoszko, Tony Panzarella, Caroline Jane McNamara, Anthea Lau, Aaron D Schimmer, Andre C Schuh, Hassan Sibai, Dawn Maze, Karen W L Yee, Rebecca Devlin, Vikas Gupta
BACKGROUND: We sought to describe the distribution and impact of comorbidities on outcomes in patients with myelofibrosis, a disease characterized by aberrant bone marrow function with eventual fibrosis. Comorbidities were scored using the Adult Comorbidity Evaluation-27 (ACE-27) and the Hematopoietic Cell Transplant Comorbidity Index (HCT-CI), in which a score ≥ 3 indicates severe comorbidities. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study of 306 patients with a confirmed diagnosis of myelofibrosis...
June 29, 2017: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702412/megakaryocytic-morphology-in-janus-kinase-2-v617f-positive-myeloproliferative-neoplasm
#3
Shuchi Ghai, Sharada Rai
CONTEXT: Alterations in megakaryocyte morphology are the hallmark of myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs). These neoplasm are also associated with Janus kinase 2 (JAK2) V617F mutation in nearly 95% patients with polycythemia vera (PV), 40% patients of essential thrombocythemia (ET) and 50% patients of myelofibrosis (MF). The utility of megakaryocyte morphology in these disorders in correlation with JAK2 V617F remains unresolved. AIMS: The aim of the study was to assess the morphology of megakaryocytes in bone marrow aspirates (BMAs) and bone marrow biopsies of patients of BCR-ABL negative MPNs with JAK2 V617F mutation...
April 2017: South Asian Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699668/poems-syndrome-2017-update-on-diagnosis-risk-stratification-and-management
#4
Angela Dispenzieri
DISEASE OVERVIEW: POEMS syndrome is a paraneoplastic syndrome due to an underlying plasma cell neoplasm. The major criteria for the syndrome are polyradiculoneuropathy, clonal plasma cell disorder (PCD), sclerotic bone lesions, elevated vascular endothelial growth factor, and the presence of Castleman disease. Minor features include organomegaly, endocrinopathy, characteristic skin changes, papilledema, extravascular volume overload, and thrombocytosis. Diagnoses are often delayed because the syndrome is rare and can be mistaken for other neurologic disorders, most commonly chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy...
August 2017: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697683/metastatic-sclerosing-epithelioid-fibrosarcoma-in-bone-marrow
#5
Rana Asakra, Shane Zaidi, Khin Thway
Sclerosing epithelioid fibrosarcoma (SEF) is an aggressive neoplasm thought to be related to low-grade fibromyxoid sarcoma, which typically occurs in middle-aged adults in the deep soft tissues of the lower extremities and trunk. It comprises nests and cords of relatively uniform epithelioid polygonal cells with clear or eosinophilic cytoplasm in densely sclerotic stroma, and it is typically associated with EWSR1 gene rearrangements, and most commonly EWSR1-CREB3L1 fusions. As primary SEF can arise in bone, and bone is also a common metastatic site for SEF, its recognition at this site is important...
July 1, 2017: International Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685840/european-leukemianet-study-on-the-reproducibility-of-bone-marrow-features-in-masked-polycythemia-vera-and-differentiation-from-essential-thrombocythemia
#6
Hans Michael Kvasnicka, Attilio Orazi, Juergen Thiele, Giovanni Barosi, Carlos E Bueso-Ramos, Alessandro M Vannucchi, Robert P Hasserjian, Jean-Jacques Kiladjian, Umberto Gianelli, Richard Silver, Tariq I Mughal, Tiziano Barbui
The purpose of the study was to assess consensus and interobserver agreement among an international panel of six hematopathologists regarding characterization and reproducibility of bone marrow (BM) histologic features used to diagnose early stage myeloproliferative neoplasms, in particular differentiation of so-called masked/prodromal polycythemia vera (mPV) from JAK2-mutated essential thrombocythemia (ET). The six members of the hematopathology panel evaluated 98 BM specimens independently and in a blinded fashion without knowledge of clinical data...
July 7, 2017: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679986/virus-specific-cytotoxic-t-cells-in-chronic-active-epstein-barr-virus-infection
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Haruna Shibayama, Ken-Ichi Imadome, Erika Onozawa, Akiho Tsuzura, Osamu Miura, Takatoshi Koyama, Ayako Arai
Chronic active Epstein-Barr virus infection (CAEBV) is a disease characterized by clonally proliferating and activated EBV-infected T or NK cells accompanied by chronic inflammation and T- or NK-cell neoplasms. However, the mechanism for developing CAEBV has not been clarified to date. Because the decreased number or inactivation of EBV-specific cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs) resulted in the development of EBV-positive B-cell neoplasms, we investigated the number of CTLs in CAEBV patients using the tetrameric complexes of HLA-restricted EBV-specific peptides...
2017: [Rinshō Ketsueki] the Japanese Journal of Clinical Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669446/inflammation-and-myeloproliferative-neoplasms
#8
REVIEW
Federico Lussana, Alessandro Rambaldi
Myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN) include three main entities: Polycythemia Vera (PV), Essential Thrombocythemia (ET), and Myelofibrosis (MF). MPN represent a unique model of the relationship between the clonal development of a hematologic malignancy and chronic inflammation. The neoplastic clone is the main driver of this inflammatory reaction as demonstrated by the curative effect of allogeneic stem cell transplantation which leads not only to a complete restore of the hematopoiesis, but also to regression of bone marrow fibrosis...
June 29, 2017: Journal of Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656936/blastic-plasmacytoid-dendritic-cell-leukemia-in-a-black-malian
#9
Y L Diallo, J Cucherousset, O Samassekou, M Doumbere, Y Cissoko, D T Menta, N Ouologuem, M Ouologuem, M Konate, A T Sidibe
Blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasm (BPDCN) is a rare, clinically aggressive hematologic malignancy, that most commonly manifests as cutaneous lesions. A 19-year-old Malian female was admitted to the Unit of Medicine of Hopital du Mali with anemia, fever, weakness, and weight loss. On physical examination she was wasted, pale, febrile (37.4°C), and had inguinal and axillary lymphadenopathies. The complete blood count found pancytopenia with Hemoglobin level of 4.8 g/dL, Leucocytes count of 1900/μL (neutrophil: 300/μL), and platelets count of 56 000/μL...
June 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642604/turning-the-tide-in-myelodysplastic-myeloproliferative-neoplasms
#10
REVIEW
Michael W N Deininger, Jeffrey W Tyner, Eric Solary
Myelodysplastic syndromes/myeloproliferative neoplasms (MDS/MPN) are aggressive myeloid malignancies recognized as a distinct category owing to their unique combination of dysplastic and proliferative features. Although current classification schemes still emphasize morphology and exclusionary criteria, disease-defining somatic mutations and/or germline predisposition alleles are increasingly incorporated into diagnostic algorithms. The developing picture suggests that phenotypes are driven mostly by epigenetic mechanisms that reflect a complex interplay between genotype, physiological processes such as ageing and interactions between malignant haematopoietic cells and the stromal microenvironment of the bone marrow...
June 23, 2017: Nature Reviews. Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641661/-clinical-and-pathologic-features-of-myeloid-sarcoma
#11
Ya-Jun Jiang, Hong-Xia Wang, Wan-Chuan Zhuang, Hao Chen, Chang Zhang, Xiu-Mei Li, Gui-Hua Zhu, Yao He
OBJECTIVE: To explore the clinicopathologic features, differential diagnosis and therapy of myeloid sarcoma. METHODS: The clinical data including clinical manifestations, laboratorial tests, histopathologicical examination, immunohistochemistry and clinical prognosis of 10 patients with myeloid sarcoma were analyzed retrospectively. Among 10 patients, 5 male and 5 female, aged 23 to 71 years old (median = 36 years). RESULTS: 2 cases of myeloid sarcoma were secondary from chronic myeloid leukemia, and 1 cases of myeloid sarcoma occurred after the allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation due to acute myeloid leukemia, and the others lacked the anamnesis of malignancies...
June 2017: Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641100/bruton-s-tyrosine-kinase-btk-as-a-promising-target-in-solid-tumors
#12
REVIEW
J Molina-Cerrillo, T Alonso-Gordoa, P Gajate, E Grande
Bruton's tyrosine kinase (BTK) is a non-receptor intracellular kinase that belongs to the TEC-family tyrosine kinases together with bone marrow-expressed kinase (BMX), redundant-resting lymphocyte kinase (RLK), and IL-2 inducible T-Cell kinase (ITK). All these proteins play a key role in the intracellular signaling of both B and T lymphocytes. Recently, some preclinical data have demonstrated that BTK is present in certain tumor subtypes and in other relevant cells that are contributing to the tumor microenvironment such as dendritic cells, macrophages, myeloid derived suppressor cells and endothelial cells...
June 9, 2017: Cancer Treatment Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640953/overview-of-transgenic-mouse-models-of-myeloproliferative-neoplasms-mpns
#13
REVIEW
Andrew Dunbar, Abbas Nazir, Ross Levine
Myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) are a class of hematologic diseases characterized by aberrant proliferation of one or more myeloid lineages and progressive bone marrow fibrosis. In 2005, seminal work by multiple groups identified the JAK2V617F mutation in a significant fraction of MPN patients. Since that time, murine models of JAK2V617F have greatly enhanced the understanding of the role of aberrant JAK-STAT signaling in MPN pathogenesis and have provided an in vivo pre-clinical platform that can be used to develop novel therapies...
June 22, 2017: Current Protocols in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640138/an-unusual-presentation-of-multiple-myeloma-with-unilateral-sudden-vision-loss-a-case-report
#14
Pei-Wen Wu, Ta-Jen Lee, Jim-Ray Chen, Chien-Chia Huang
RATIONALE: Plasma cell neoplasms are categorized by neoplastic proliferation of a single clone of plasma cells which produce a monoclonal immunoglobulin. Plasma cell neoplasms can present as a solitary plasmacytoma or as multiple myeloma. Both of them can progress to multiple myeloma. Once a diagnosis of plasmacytoma has been made, thorough examinations should be carried out for identifying the disease entity. PATIENT CONCERNS AND DIAGNOSES: Herein, we describe an extraordinary rare case of multiple myeloma with initial presentation of a left sphenoid neoplasm resulting in left-sided headache and rapid deterioration of visual acuity...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639598/haematological-profile-of-patients-with-mixed-phenotype-acute-leukaemia-from-a-tertiary-care-centre-of-north-india
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Manupriya Sharma, Man Updesh Singh Sachdeva, Parveen Bose, Neelam Varma, Subhash Varma, R K Marwaha, Pankaj Malhotra
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES: Mixed-phenotype acute leukaemia (MPAL) is a rare neoplasm with no definite treatment protocols and a distinctly poor outcome. Advancement in polychromatic flow cytometry has made its identification easier. This prospective study was designed to identify cases of MPAL and study their clinical presentation and haematological profile in a tertiary care hospital in north India. METHODS: Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA)-anticoagulated bone marrow aspirate samples of patients diagnosed as acute leukaemia (AL) on the basis of morphology were utilized for immunophenotyping...
February 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635683/blastic-plasmacytoid-dendritic-cell-neoplasm-with-pulmonary-involvement-and-atypical-skin-lesion
#16
Cyndi Myrelle da Silva Barros Romão, Cláudio José Dos Santos Júnior, Luiz Arthur Calheiros Leite, Maria Jordana Rocha Gomes Alves, Nathalia Silva Araújo, Anderson F L Castro, Muriel Silva Moura, Vitória Mikaelly da Silva Gomes, Arthur Moacir Costa Sampaio Batinga, João Antonio S Queiroz, Natanael Barbosa Dos Santos
BACKGROUND Blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasm (BPDCN) is a rare hematodermic malignancy neoplasm with highly aggressive course and poor prognosis. This disease typically presents with cutaneous involvement as the first manifestation, with subsequent or simultaneous spread to bone marrow and peripheral blood.  CASE REPORT Here, we report the case of a 51-year-old woman who presented a violaceus skin lesion on the lateral region of the right thigh, weight loss, fever, and lymphadenopathies. Computed tomography (CT) displayed thoracic and abdominal lymph node and alveolar bleeding...
June 21, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623913/aggressive-natural-killer-cell-leukemia-or-extranodal-nk-t-cell-lymphoma-a-case-with-nasal-involvement
#17
Xiaoke Jin, Youhai Xu, Jun Zhang, Guangxi Li, Dongping Huang, Yuqiong Yang, Hesheng He
BACKGROUND: Aggressive natural killer cell leukemia/lymphoma (ANKL) is a rare and highly aggressive NK cell neoplasm with a short clinical course and poor prognosis and is often misdiagnosed and confused with NK/T cell lymphoma (NKTL), which has a very different prognosis. Here, we present a case with nasal and bone marrow involvement, provide a literature review and make a differential diagnosis. CASE PRESENTATION: A 41-year-old male presented nasal congestion pharyngalgia, palatal perforation, high fever and multiorgan dysfunction...
June 17, 2017: Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611040/%C3%AE-catenin-is-a-candidate-therapeutic-target-for-myeloid-neoplasms-with-del-5q
#18
Liping Li, Yue Sheng, Wenshu Li, Chao Hu, Nupur Mittal, Kaoru Tohyama, Amber Seba, Youyang Zhao, Howard Ozer, Tongyu Zhu, Zhijian Qian
Deletion of the chromosome 5q [del(5q)] is one of the most common cytogenetic abnormalities observed in patients with de novo myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) and therapy-related MDS or acute myeloid leukemia (t-MDS/tAML). Emerging evidence indicates that activation of the Wnt/β-catenin pathway contributes to the development of myeloid neoplasms with del(5q). Whether β-catenin is a potential therapeutic target for myeloid neoplasms with del(5q) has yet to be evaluated. Here we report that genetic deletion of a single allele of β-catenin rescues ineffective hematopoiesis in an Apc haploinsufficient mouse model, which recapitulates several characteristic features of the pre-leukemic stage of myeloid neoplasms with a -5/del(5q)...
June 13, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602585/janus-kinase-2-inhibitor-fedratinib-in-patients-with-myelofibrosis-previously-treated-with-ruxolitinib-jakarta-2-a-single-arm-open-label-non-randomised-phase-2-multicentre-study
#19
Claire N Harrison, Nicolaas Schaap, Alessandro M Vannucchi, Jean-Jacques Kiladjian, Ramon V Tiu, Pierre Zachee, Eric Jourdan, Elliott Winton, Richard T Silver, Harry C Schouten, Francesco Passamonti, Sonja Zweegman, Moshe Talpaz, Joanne Lager, Zhenming Shun, Ruben A Mesa
BACKGROUND: Myelofibrosis is a chronic myeloproliferative neoplasm characterised by splenomegaly, cytopenias, bone marrow fibrosis, and debilitating symptoms including fatigue, weight loss, and bone pain. Mutations in Janus kinase-2 (JAK2) occur in approximately 50% of patients. The only approved JAK2 inhibitor for myelofibrosis is the dual JAK1 and JAK2 inhibitor, ruxolitinib. 58-71% of patients treated with ruxolitinib in clinical trials so far have not achieved the primary endpoint of 35% or more reduction in spleen volume from baseline assessed by MRI or CT...
July 2017: Lancet Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596259/morphologic-and-molecular-characteristics-of-de-novo-aml-with-jak2-v617f-mutation
#20
Juliana E Hidalgo-López, Rashmi Kanagal-Shamanna, L Jeffrey Medeiros, Zeev Estrov, C Cameron Yin, Srdan Verstovsek, Sergej Konoplev, Jeffrey L Jorgensen, Mohammad M Mohammad, Roberto N Miranda, Chong Zhao, John Lee, Zhuang Zuo, Carlos E Bueso-Ramos
Background:JAK2 V617F mutation (mut) in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is rare. We describe the clinicopathologic findings of a single-institution series of 11 de novo AML cases with JAK2 V617. Methods: We identified cases of de novo AML with JAK2 V617F over a 10-year period. We reviewed diagnostic peripheral blood and bone marrow (BM) morphologic, cytogenetic, and molecular studies, including next-generation sequencing. The control group consisted of 12 patients with JAK2 wild-type (wt) AML matched for age, sex, and diagnosis...
June 2017: Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network: JNCCN
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