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Engraftment syndrome

Noa Sher, Racheli Ofir
The ephemeral placenta provides a noncontroversial source of young, healthy cells of both maternal and fetal origin from which cell therapy products can be manufactured. The 2 advantages of using live cells as therapeutic entities are: (a) in their environmental-responsive, multifactorial secretion profile and (b) in their activity as a "slow-release drug delivery system," releasing secretions over a long time frame. A major difficulty in translating cell therapy to the clinic involves challenges of large-scale, robust manufacturing while maintaining product characteristics, identity, and efficacy...
January 2018: Cell Transplantation
Feifei Z Williams, Atul Vats, Thomas Cash, James D Fortenberry
Respiratory failure associated with hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) has been considered a contraindication for use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) at many centers. We describe a child with neuroblastoma and hypoxemic respiratory failure following HSCT who was successfully managed with veno-venous (VV) ECMO. The patient was an 18-month-old female with high-risk neuroblastoma status post tumor resection, chemotherapy, autologous HSCT, and primary site radiation. On day 113 posttransplant while receiving maintenance immunotherapy, she had an acute respiratory decompensation because of rhinovirus, aspiration pneumonia, and capillary leak syndrome...
March 2018: Journal of Extra-corporeal Technology
Luiz Guilherme Darrigo, Alexandre Machado de Sant'Anna Carvalho, Clarisse Martins Machado
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Describe the characteristics of chikungunya, dengue, and Zika in transplant recipients and immunocompromised hosts. RECENT FINDINGS: Stem cell/bone marrow grafts, organs, and blood transfusions can transmit CHIKV/DENV/ZIKV infections, which are clinically similar, resembling influenza-like illness. Laboratory confirmation is necessary. In the acute phase, RT-PCR is preferred. DENV and ZIKV serology may cross-react. Delayed engraftment and extended viruria is observed in ZIKV+/HSCT recipients, while longer viremia is observed in DENV+/HSCT patients...
March 17, 2018: Current Infectious Disease Reports
Dmitry Balashov, Alexandra Laberko, Anna Shcherbina, Pavel Trakhtman, Dmitrii Abramov, Elena Gutovskaya, Svetlana Kozlovskaya, Larisa Shelikhova, Galina Novichkova, Michael Maschan, Alexander Rumiantsev, Alexei Maschan
Our initial experience of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) from a matched unrelated donor (MUD; n=12) or a haploidentical related donor (n=6) with TCRαβ+/CD19+ graft depletion for Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome (WAS) patients (n=18) showed a dramatic decrease in the incidence of graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) and transplant-related mortality, with an increased rate of overall survival (OS) of 88,9%. Unfortunately, the treatment was associated with mixed myeloid donor chimerism and secondary graft dysfunction (severe thrombocytopenia, n=2; graft rejection, n=5)...
March 14, 2018: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
Maria Krevvata, Xiaochuan Shan, Chenghui Zhou, Cedric Dos Santos, Georges Habineza Ndikuyeze, Anthony Secreto, Joshua Glover, Winifred Trotman, Gisela Brake-Silla, Selene Nunez-Cruz, Gerald Wertheim, Hyun-Jeong Ra, Elizabeth Griffiths, Charalampos Papachristou, Gwenn Danet-Desnoyers, Martin Carroll
Patient-derived xenotransplantation models of human myeloid diseases including acute myeloid leukemia, myelodysplastic syndromes and myeloproliferative neoplasms are essential for studying the disease's biology in pre-clinical studies. However, few studies have used these models for comparison purposes. Previous work has shown that acute myeloid leukemia blasts respond to human hematopoietic cytokines whereas myelodysplastic syndrome cells do not. We compared the engraftment of acute myeloid leukemia cells and myelodyplastic syndrome cells in NSG mice to NSG-S mice, which have transgene expression of human cytokines...
March 15, 2018: Haematologica
Kotoe Iesato, Tsukasa Hori, Yuko Yoto, Masaki Yamamoto, Natsuko Inazawa, Kenichi Kamo, Hiroshi Ikeda, Satoshi Iyama, Naoki Hatakeyama, Akihiro Iguchi, Junichi Sugita, Ryoji Kobayashi, Nobuhiro Suzuki, Hiroyuki Tsutsumi
BACKGROUND: Patients undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) frequently experience HHV-6 reactivation typically during early phase following HSCT. However, the long-term clinical complications and prognosis among such patients remain unclear. METHODS: Between September 2010 and October 2012, whole blood samples from 105 patients collected weekly from prior to 6 weeks after HSCT underwent multiplex polymerase chain reaction (PCR) to screen for viral DNA, followed by real-time PCR for quantitative estimation...
March 14, 2018: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
Marcus Schiltenwolf
Medicolegal assessments of claimants with chronic muskuloskeletal pain conditions are frequent. The first German guideline published in 2005 for the medicolegal assessment of claimants in chronic pain is now available in its 4th version (AWMF register number 094 - 003). It gives recommendations for the procedure and serves to ensure the quality of expert opinions when complaints about chronic pain are the leading symptom. In the current version, the indications for ordering medical assessments in pain syndromes have been reformulated, the assessment criteria have been adapted to ICF specifications, and an unequivocal distinction has been introduced between questions of state and causal assessment...
March 9, 2018: Zeitschrift Für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie
Muhammad B Hammami, Rebecca Talkin, Ahmad M Al-Taee, Martin W Schoen, Sagun D Goyal, Jin-Ping Lai
Multiple myeloma (MM) is the most common indication for autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) in North America. Despite occurring in up to 50% of patients undergoing allogeneic HSCT, the incidence of graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) after autologous HSCT is reportedly only 5-20%. Gastrointestinal involvement with graft-versus-host disease (GI GVHD) is a common and serious complication of allogeneic HSCT. GI GVHD after autologous transplant, which is referred to as autologous GVHD (auto-GVHD), has also been described...
February 2018: Gastroenterology Research
Sigal Grisariu, Michael Y Shapira, Reuven Or, Batia Avni
BACKGROUND: High-dose chemotherapy and autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT) is the current standard of care for relapsed non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) and Hodgkin lymphoma (HL). Conditioning regimens with high-dose carmustine have been associated with idiopathic pneumonitis syndrome. We, therefore, created a modified alternative TECAM conditioning regimen, consisting of etoposide, thiotepa, cytarabine, cyclophosphamide, and melphalan. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed our cohort of 212 NHL and HL patients, who had undergone ASCT with the TECAM conditioning regimen from 2000 to 2013...
February 15, 2018: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia
X Shawn Liu, Hao Wu, Marine Krzisch, Xuebing Wu, John Graef, Julien Muffat, Denes Hnisz, Charles H Li, Bingbing Yuan, Chuanyun Xu, Yun Li, Dan Vershkov, Angela Cacace, Richard A Young, Rudolf Jaenisch
Fragile X syndrome (FXS), the most common genetic form of intellectual disability in males, is caused by silencing of the FMR1 gene associated with hypermethylation of the CGG expansion mutation in the 5' UTR of FMR1 in FXS patients. Here, we applied recently developed DNA methylation editing tools to reverse this hypermethylation event. Targeted demethylation of the CGG expansion by dCas9-Tet1/single guide RNA (sgRNA) switched the heterochromatin status of the upstream FMR1 promoter to an active chromatin state, restoring a persistent expression of FMR1 in FXS iPSCs...
February 8, 2018: Cell
Yoshimitsu Shimomura, Masahiko Hara, Daisuke Katoh, Hisako Hashimoto, Takayuki Ishikawa
Primary graft failure can be a cause of early morbidity and mortality after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT), as it leads to a high risk of severe infections and bleeding. Splenomegaly is associated with primary graft failure in patients of myelofibrosis, but the association between splenomegaly and outcomes after HSCT in patients with myeloid malignancies has not been previously evaluated. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of spleen volume on engraftment kinetics in patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS)...
February 17, 2018: Annals of Hematology
Christopher S Smillie, Jenny Sauk, Dirk Gevers, Jonathan Friedman, Jaeyun Sung, Ilan Youngster, Elizabeth L Hohmann, Christopher Staley, Alexander Khoruts, Michael J Sadowsky, Jessica R Allegretti, Mark B Smith, Ramnik J Xavier, Eric J Alm
Fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) from healthy donor to patient is a treatment for microbiome-associated diseases. Although the success of FMT requires donor bacteria to engraft in the patient's gut, the forces governing engraftment in humans are unknown. Here we use an ongoing clinical experiment, the treatment of recurrent Clostridium difficile infection, to uncover the rules of engraftment in humans. We built a statistical model that predicts which bacterial species will engraft in a given host, and developed Strain Finder, a method to infer strain genotypes and track them over time...
February 14, 2018: Cell Host & Microbe
Krzysztof Marycz, Izabela Michalak, Katarzyna Kornicka
Horses metabolic disorders have become an important problem of modern veterinary medicine. Pathological obesity, insulin resistance and predisposition toward laminitis are associated with Equine Metabolic Syndrome (EMS). Based on pathogenesis of EMS, dietary and cell therapy management may significantly reduce development of that disorder. Special attention has been paid to the diet supplementation with high bioavailability minerals and mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) which increase insulin sensitivity. In nutrition, there is a great interests in natural algae enriched in biosorption process with micro and macroelements...
January 31, 2018: Research in Veterinary Science
Mark Parta, Nirali N Shah, Kristin Baird, Hind Rafei, Katherine R Calvo, Thomas Hughes, Kristen Cole, Meg Kenyon, Bazetta Blacklock Schuver, Jennifer Cuellar-Rodriguez, Christa S Zerbe, Steven M Holland, Dennis D Hickstein
Allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) reverses the bone marrow failure syndrome due to GATA2 deficiency. The intensity of conditioning required to achieve reliable engraftment and prevent relapse remains unclear. Here, we describe the results of a prospective study of HSCT in 22 patients with GATA2 deficiency using a busulfan-based conditioning regimen. The study included 2 matched related donor (MRD) recipients, 13 matched unrelated donor (URD) recipients, and 7 haploidentical related donor (HRD) recipients...
February 3, 2018: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
Elizabeth Braunlin, Julia Steinberger, Todd DeFor, Paul Orchard, Aaron S Kelly
BACKGROUND: Hematopoietic cell transplantation is a life-saving procedure, but one associated with increasing long term cardiovascular risk requiring frequent long term follow-up. This therapy has significantly lengthened survival in mucopolysaccharidosis, type I H (Hurler syndrome), a disease with known coronary artery involvement. Metabolic syndrome - a constellation of central obesity, high blood pressure, low HDL cholesterol, elevated triglycerides and fasting blood glucose - is associated with increased cardiovascular risk, and occurs when any 3 or more of these 5 components is present within a single individual...
January 31, 2018: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
Katsuhiro Yoshikawa, Daigo Yamamoto, Yu Tsubota, Noriko Sueoka, Tsukuru Chiba, Mariko Ishizuka, Masanori Kon
The patient was a 71-year-old woman with ER(+), PgR(-), HER2(3+), and Ki-674 2% breast cancer. After surgery for left breast cancer(Bt+Ax), epirubicin, cyclophosphamide therapy was administered as postoperative adjuvant chemotherapy, and nabPTX plus trastuzumab therapy was started sequentially. The patient was hospitalized due to severe neutrope- nia(neutrophils 0/mm3)from nabPTX, but her condition stabilized after admission. However, the patient suddenly went into shock after 3 days and was thus transferred to the ICU...
November 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
Tianxiang Hu, Yating Chong, Haiyan Qin, Eiko Kitamura, Chang-Sheng Chang, Jeane Silva, Mingqiang Ren, John K Cowell
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) have pathogenic roles in the development of a variety of leukemias. Here we identify miRNAs that have important roles in the development of B lymphomas resulting from the expression of the chimeric BCR-FGFR1 kinase. The miR-17/92 cluster was particularly implicated and forced expression resulted in increased cell proliferation, while inhibiting its function using miRNA sponges reduced cell growth and induced apoptosis. Cells treated with the potent BGJ389 FGFR1 inhibitor led to miR-17/92 downregulation, suggesting regulation by FGFR1...
January 25, 2018: Oncogene
Sophie Mavrogeni, Genovefa Kolovou, Boris Bigalke, Angelos Rigopoulos, Michel Noutsias, Stamatis Adamopoulos
In iron overload diseases (thalassemia, sickle cell, and myelodysplastic syndrome), iron is deposited in all internal organs, leading to functional abnormalities. Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is the only treatment offering a potential cure in these diseases. Our aim was to describe the experience in the field and the role of magnetic resonance imaging in the evaluation of iron overload before and after HSCT. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), using T2*, is the most commonly used tool to diagnose myocardial-liver iron overload and guide tailored treatment...
January 23, 2018: Heart Failure Reviews
Sujal Ghosh, Marlene Carmo, Miguel Calero-Garcia, Ida Ricciardelli, Juan Carlos Bustamante Ogando, Michael P Blundell, Axel Schambach, Philip G Ashton-Rickardt, Claire Booth, Stephan Ehl, Kai Lehmberg, Adrian J Thrasher, H Bobby Gaspar
BACKGROUND: Mutations in the PRF1 gene account for up to 58% of familial haemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (FHL) syndromes. The resulting defects in effector cell cytotoxicity lead to hypercytokinaemia and hyperactivation with inflammation in various organs. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether autologous gene corrected T cells can restore cytotoxic function, reduce disease activity and prevent haemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) symptoms in in vivo models. METHODS: We developed a gammaretroviral vector to transduce murine CD8-T cells in the prf-/- mouse model...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Haijun Wen, Huajuan Ma, Qichun Cai, Suxia Lin, Xinxing Lei, Bin He, Sijin Wu, Zifeng Wang, Yan Gao, Wensheng Liu, Weiping Liu, Qian Tao, Zijie Long, Min Yan, Dali Li, Keith W Kelley, Yongliang Yang, Huiqiang Huang, Quentin Liu
Hemophagocytic syndrome (HPS) is a fatal hyperinflammatory disease with a poorly understood mechanism that occurs most frequently in extranodal natural killer/T cell lymphoma (ENKTL). Through exome sequencing of ENKTL tumor-normal samples, we have identified a hotspot mutation (c.419T>C) in the evolutionarily conserved signaling intermediate in Toll pathway (ECSIT) gene, encoding a V140A variant of ECSIT. ECSIT-V140A activated NF-κB more potently than the wild-type protein owing to its increased affinity for the S100A8 and S100A9 heterodimer, which promotes NADPH oxidase activity...
January 1, 2018: Nature Medicine
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