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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636974/sema3a-partially-reverses-vegf-effects-through-binding-to-neuropilin-1
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Bruna Palodetto, Adriana da Silva Santos Duarte, Matheus Rodrigues Lopes, Flavia Adolfo Corrocher, Fernanda Marconi Roversi, Fernanda Soares Niemann, Karla Priscila Vieira Ferro, Ana Leda Figueiredo Longhini, Paula Melo Campos, Patricia Favaro, Sara Teresinha Olalla Saad
Cross-talk between hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) and bone marrow stromal cells (BMSCs) is essential for HSCs regulation and leukemogenesis. Studying bone marrow of myelodysplasia patients, a pre-leukemic condition, we found mRNA overexpression of vascular endothelial growth factor A (VEGFA) in CD34(+) HSCs and semaphorin 3A (SEMA3A) in BMSCs. To better understand the role of VEGFA and SEMA3A in leukemogenesis, we recruited 30 myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) patients, 29 acute myeloid leukemia (6 secondary to MDS) patients and 12 controls...
June 3, 2017: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631944/clinical-significance-of-repeat-blood-cultures-during-febrile-neutropenia-in-adult-acute-myeloid-leukaemia-patients-undergoing-intensive-chemotherapy
#2
Shun-Ichi Kimura, Ayumi Gomyo, Jin Hayakawa, Masaharu Tamaki, Yu Akahoshi, Naonori Harada, Tomotaka Ugai, Machiko Kusuda, Kazuaki Kameda, Hidenori Wada, Yuko Ishihara, Koji Kawamura, Kana Sakamoto, Miki Sato, Kiriko Terasako-Saito, Misato Kikuchi, Hideki Nakasone, Shinichi Kako, Aki Tanihara, Yoshinobu Kanda
BACKGROUND: We evaluated the clinical significance of repeat blood cultures in persistent and recurrent fever during neutropenia in adult acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) and myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) patients undergoing intensive chemotherapy. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the chemotherapy cycles at our centre between January 2007 and December 2015. Blood cultures obtained within three days after initial febrile neutropenia (FN) were defined as initial blood cultures and those obtained on or after day 4 were defined as repeat blood cultures...
June 20, 2017: Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631269/missing-hla-c-group-1-ligand-in-patients-with-aml-and-mds-is-associated-with-reduced-risk-of-relapse-and-better-survival-after-allogeneic-stem-cell-transplantation-with-fludarabine-and-treosulfan-reduced-toxicity-conditioning
#3
Avichai Shimoni, Luca Vago, Massimo Bernardi, Ronit Yerushalmi, Jacopo Peccatori, Raffaella Greco, Noga Shem-Tov, Alessandro Lo Russo, Ivetta Danylesko, Arie Apel, Chiara Bonini, Maria Teresa Lupo Stanghellini, Arnon Nagler, Fabio Ciceri
Reduced-toxicity conditioning with fludarabine and treosulfan is a dose-intensive regimen with enhanced anti-leukemia effect and acceptable toxicity in AML/MDS. HLA-C regulates natural-killer (NK) cell function by inhibiting Killer immunoglobulin-like receptors (KIR) and is divided into C1 and C2 epitopes. The missing-ligand theory suggests that missing recipient KIR ligands drives NK-alloreactivity after SCT, in the absence of HLA-mismatch by activating unlicensed donor NK cells. We analyzed SCT outcomes in 203 patients with AML/MDS, median age 58 years, given SCT from matched-siblings (n=97) or matched-unrelated donors (n=106), using two treosulfan doses (total 36 or 42 gr/m2)...
June 19, 2017: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555414/germline-etv6-mutations-and-predisposition-to-hematological-malignancies
#4
REVIEW
Simone Feurstein, Lucy A Godley
Patients with thrombocytopenia 5 have an autosomal dominant disorder of decreased platelet number with tendency to bleed, usually presenting in childhood, and have been found to have germline mutations in ETV6, which encodes a master hematopoietic transcription factor. Some patients who present similarly have inherited mutations in RUNX1 or ANKRD26. All three germline syndromes are also associated with a predisposition to myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) and acute leukemia (AL). Since the first description of germline ETV6 mutations, 18 families have been reported...
May 29, 2017: International Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541603/comparison-of-first-line-chemotherapy-including-escalated-beacopp-versus-chemotherapy-including-abvd-for-people-with-early-unfavourable-or-advanced-stage-hodgkin-lymphoma
#5
REVIEW
Nicole Skoetz, Andrea Will, Ina Monsef, Corinne Brillant, Andreas Engert, Bastian von Tresckow
BACKGROUND: There are two different international standards for the treatment of early unfavourable and advanced stage Hodgkin lymphoma (HL): chemotherapy with escalated BEACOPP (bleomycin/etoposide/doxorubicin/cyclophosphamide/vincristine/procarbazine/prednisone) regimen and chemotherapy with ABVD (doxorubicin/bleomycin/vinblastine/dacarbazine) regimen. OBJECTIVES: To determine the advantages and disadvantages of chemotherapy including escalated BEACOPP compared to chemotherapy including ABVD in the treatment of early unfavourable or advanced stage HL as first-line treatment...
May 25, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535805/first-case-of-b-all-with-kmt2a-maml2-rearrangement-a-case-report
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Estelle Menu, Nathalie Beaufils, Fabrice Usseglio, Estelle Balducci, Marina Lafage Pochitaloff, Regis Costello, Jean Gabert
BACKGROUND: A large number of chromosomal translocations of the human KMT2A gene, better known as the MLL gene, have so far been characterized. Genetic rearrangements involving KMT2A gene are frequently involved in lymphoid, myeloid and mixed lineage leukemia. One of its rare fusion partners, the mastermind like 2 (MAML2) gene has been reported in four cases of myeloid neoplasms after chemotherapy so far: two acute myeloid leukemias (AML) and two myelodysplasic syndrome (MDS), and two cases of secondary T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL)...
May 23, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526957/cytomorphology-review-of-100-newly-diagnosed-lower-risk-mds-patients-in-the-european-leukemianet-mds-eumds-registry-reveals-a-high-inter-observer-concordance
#7
Louise de Swart, Alex Smith, Marius MacKenzie, Argiris Symeonidis, Judith Neukirchen, Dana Mikulenková, Teresa Vallespí, Gina Zini, Malgorzata Paszkowska-Kowalewska, Anton Kruger, Leonie Saft, Pierre Fenaux, David Bowen, Eva Hellström-Lindberg, Jaroslav Čermák, Reinhard Stauder, Aurelia Tatic, Mette Skov Holm, Luca Malcovati, Krzysztof Mądry, Jackie Droste, Nicole Blijlevens, Theo de Witte, Ulrich Germing
The European LeukemiaNet MDS (EUMDS) registry is collecting data of myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) patients belonging to the IPSS low or intermediate-1 category, newly diagnosed by local cytologists. The diagnosis of MDS can be challenging, and some data report inter-observer variability with regard to the assessment of the MDS subtype. In order to ensure that correct diagnoses were made by the participating centres, blood and bone marrow slides of 10% of the first 1000 patients were reviewed by an 11-person panel of cytomorphologists...
July 2017: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454473/methylation-pattern-of-preferentially-expressed-antigen-of-melanoma-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia-and-myelodysplastic-syndromes
#8
Ya-Zhen Qin, Yan-Huan Zhang, Xiao-Ying Qin, Hong-Hu Zhu
Preferentially expressed antigen of melanoma (PRAME), a tumor-associated antigen, is overexpressed in a variety of hematologic malignancies with a great variation in expression. The majority of patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) 1-eight-twenty one (ETO)(+) AML and a certain number of myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) have an abnormally high increase in PRAME expression level. The landscape of PRAME methylation requires evaluation in order to determine the most relevant sites and the exact association of its methylation with expression level and type of disease...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409853/a-phase-1-study-of-the-cxcr4-antagonist-plerixafor-in-combination-with-high-dose-cytarabine-and-etoposide-in-children-with-relapsed-or-refractory-acute-leukemias-or-myelodysplastic-syndrome-a-pediatric-oncology-experimental-therapeutics-investigators-consortium
#9
Todd M Cooper, Edward Allan Racela Sison, Sharyn D Baker, Lie Li, Amina Ahmed, Tanya Trippett, Lia Gore, Margaret E Macy, Aru Narendran, Keith August, Michael J Absalon, Jessica Boklan, Jessica Pollard, Daniel Magoon, Patrick A Brown
BACKGROUND: Plerixafor, a reversible CXCR4 antagonist, inhibits interactions between leukemic blasts and the bone marrow stromal microenvironment and may enhance chemosensitivity. A phase 1 trial of plerixafor in combination with intensive chemotherapy in children and young adults with relapsed or refractory acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), acute myeloid leukemia (AML), and myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) was performed to determine a tolerable and biologically active dose. PROCEDURE: Plerixafor was administered daily for 5 days at four dose levels (6, 9, 12, and 15 mg/m(2) /dose) followed 4 hr later by high-dose cytarabine (every 12 hr) and etoposide (daily)...
April 14, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396161/isolated-extramedullary-relapse-of-acute-leukemia-after-allogeneic-stem-cell-transplantation-different-kinetics-and-better-prognosis-than-systemic-relapse
#10
Noga Shem-Tov, Francesco Saraceni, Ivetta Danylesko, Roni Shouval, Ronit Yerushalmi, Arnon Nagler, Avichai Shimoni
Allogeneic stem cell transplantation (SCT) is curative treatment in patients with acute leukemia and myelodysplastic syndrome. However, recurrent disease is the major cause of treatment failure. Isolated extramedullary relapse (iEMR) after SCT is relatively rare and not well characterized. We performed a retrospective analysis of 566 consecutive patients with acute myeloid leukemia (n = 446) and acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL; n = 120) after SCT to study the incidence, risk factors, treatment options, and outcome of iEMR...
July 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374162/peripheral-blood-cytogenetics-allows-treatment-monitoring-and-early-identification-of-treatment-failure-to-lenalidomide-in-mds-patients-results-of-the-le-mon-5-trial
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Friederike Braulke, Xenia Schulz, Ulrich Germing, Esther Schuler, Uwe Platzbecker, Florian Nolte, Wolf-Karsten Hofmann, Aristoteles Giagounidis, Katharina Götze, Michael Lübbert, Richard F Schlenk, Julie Schanz, Ulrike Bacher, Arnold Ganser, Guntram Büsche, Anne Letsch, Philippe Schafhausen, Gesine Bug, Tim H Brümmendorf, Rainer Haas, Lorenz Trümper, Katayoon Shirneshan, Detlef Haase
Transfusion-dependent patients with low- or intermediate-1-risk myelodysplastic syndrome, <5% bone marrow (BM) blasts and isolated 5q-deletion received lenalidomide within the German MDS study group phase-II clinical trial LE-MON-5 (EudraCT:2008-001866-10) of the University of Duesseldorf, Germany. Cytogenetic monitoring was performed by chromosome banding analyses (CBA) of BM cells and fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) analyses of peripheral blood (PB) mononuclear CD34+ cells using extended probe panels...
April 3, 2017: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370234/enumerating-bone-marrow-blasts-from-nonerythroid-cellularity-improves-outcome-prediction-in-myelodysplastic-syndromes-and-permits-a-better-definition-of-the-intermediate-risk-category-of-the-revised-international-prognostic-scoring-system-ipss-r
#12
Xavier Calvo, Leonor Arenillas, Elisa Luño, Leonor Senent, Montserrat Arnan, Fernando Ramos, Carme Pedro, Mar Tormo, Julia Montoro, María Díez-Campelo, María Laura Blanco, Beatriz Arrizabalaga, Blanca Xicoy, Santiago Bonanad, Andrés Jerez, Meritxell Nomdedeu, Ana Ferrer, Guillermo F Sanz, Lourdes Florensa
The Revised International Prognostic Scoring System (IPSS-R) has been recognized as the score with the best outcome prediction capability in MDS, but this brought new concerns about the accurate prognostication of patients classified into the intermediate risk category. The correct enumeration of blasts is essential in prognostication of MDS. Recent data evidenced that considering blasts from nonerythroid cellularity (NECs) improves outcome prediction in the context of IPSS and WHO classification. We assessed the percentage of blasts from total nucleated cells (TNCs) and NECs in 3924 MDS patients from the GESMD, 498 of whom were MDS with erythroid predominance (MDS-E)...
July 2017: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359030/increase-of-dna-damage-and-alteration-of-the-dna-damage-response-in-myelodysplastic-syndromes-and-acute-myeloid-leukemias
#13
Henning D Popp, Nicole Naumann, Susanne Brendel, Thomas Henzler, Christel Weiss, Wolf-Karsten Hofmann, Alice Fabarius
Increased DNA damage and alteration of the DNA damage response (DDR) are critical features of genetic instability presumably implicated in pathogenesis of myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) and acute myeloid leukemias (AML). We used immunofluorescence staining of γH2AX and 53BP1 for analyzing DNA double-strand breaks (DSB) in MDS and AML cell lines, in CD34+ selected cells of normal and MDS bone marrow (including three cases of chronic myelomonocytic leukemias) and in blasts of AML bone marrow. In addition, we screened for activation of the DDR by immunoblotting of p-ATM, p-ATR, p-CHK1, p-CHK2 and p-TP53...
March 21, 2017: Leukemia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357685/familial-acute-myeloid-leukemia-and-myelodysplasia-in-hungary
#14
Attila Péter Király, Krisztián Kállay, Ambrus Gángó, Ádám Kellner, Miklós Egyed, Anita Szőke, Richárd Kiss, István Vályi-Nagy, Judit Csomor, András Matolcsy, Csaba Bödör
Although genetic predisposition to haematological malignancies has long been known, genetic testing is not yet the part of the routine diagnostics. In the last ten years, next generation sequencing based studies identified novel germline mutations in the background of familial aggregation of certain haematologic disorders including myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) and acute myeloid leukaemia (AML). This is supported by the fact that the myeloid neoplasms with genetic predisposition represent a new category in the revised 2016 World Health Organization classification...
March 29, 2017: Pathology Oncology Research: POR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321924/infectious-complications-in-patients-with-myelodysplastic-syndromes-a-review-of-the-literature-with-emphasis-on-patients-treated-with-5-azacitidine
#15
REVIEW
Markus Radsak, Uwe Platzbecker, Cornelia S Schmidt, Wolf-Karsten Hofmann, Florian Nolte
Myelodysplastic Syndromes are oligo-clonal stem cell disorders that are associated with cytopenias in the peripheral blood. Major causes for morbidity and mortality in myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) patients are infections mostly due to bacteria or fungi. Beside leucopenia per se in affected patients, function of white blood cells particularly that of neutrophils seems to be impaired. Here we summarize the available data on infections in MDS patients in general and particularly those treated with 5-azacitidine...
March 21, 2017: European Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296243/measurement-of-platelet-aggregation-independently-of-patient-platelet-count-a-flow-cytometric-approach
#16
P J Vinholt, H Frederiksen, A-M Hvas, U Sprogøe, C Nielsen
Essentials Platelet function may influence bleeding risk in thrombocytopenia, but useful tests are needed. A flow cytometric platelet aggregation test independent of the patient platelet count was made. Platelet aggregation was reduced in thrombocytopenic patients with hematological cancer. High platelet aggregation ruled out bleeding tendency in thrombocytopenic patients. SUMMARY: Background Methods for testing platelet aggregation in thrombocytopenia are lacking. Objective To establish a flow-cytometric test of in vitro platelet aggregation independently of the patient's platelet count, and examine the association of aggregation with a bleeding history in thrombocytopenic patients...
June 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260960/clinical-hematological-and-cytogenetic-profile-of-adult-myelodysplastic-syndrome-in-a-tertiary-care-center
#17
Santhosh Narayanan
BACKGROUND: Myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), a disorder of clonal hematopoiesis, is an important clinical entity, but most of the studies available are conducted among the Western population. Its etiological factors and clinicohematological profile in the Indian population are quite diverse. The information regarding its prognostic factors and cytogenetics is very scarce. OBJECTIVES: (1) To assess the clinicohematological profile, cytogenetics, prognostic factors, and outcome of MDS and (2) to study its progression to acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in the selected patients over the study period...
2017: Journal of Blood Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259884/the-dicentric-chromosome-dic-20-22-is-a-recurrent-abnormality-in-myelodysplastic-syndromes-and-is-a-product-of-telomere-fusion
#18
Ruth N MacKinnon, Hendrika M Duivenvoorden, Lynda J Campbell, Meaghan Wall
We describe a recurrent dicentric chromosome formed by telomere fusion between chromosome 20 and chromosome 22 in 4 cases of myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) or acute myeloid leukaemia (AML). In particular, the presence of residual telomere sequences at the site of translocation in 3 of the 4 cases makes a compelling case for telomere fusion. This is the first description of a recurrent telomere fusion event in any malignant condition. The 20q subtelomeric region was retained in all 4 examples despite deletion of the 20q12 region closer to the centromere...
2016: Cytogenetic and Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249294/coexpression-of-nup98-top1-and-top1-nup98-in-de-novo-acute-myeloid-leukemia-with-t-11-20-p15-q12-and-t-2-5-q33-q31
#19
Katsuya Yamamoto, Yosuke Minami, Kimikazu Yakushijin, Yu Mizutani, Yumiko Inui, Shinichiro Kawamoto, Keiji Matsui, Yuji Nakamachi, Seiji Kawano, Hiroshi Matsuoka, Hironobu Minami
The t(11;20)(p15;q11∼12) translocation is a very rare but recurrent cytogenetic aberration that occurs in myelodysplastic syndrome/acute myeloid leukemia (MDS/AML). This translocation was shown to form a fusion gene between NUP98 at 11p15 and TOP1 at 20q12. Here, we describe a new case of de novo AML M2 with t(11;20) which was associated with another balanced translocation. An 81-year-old man was admitted to undergo salvage therapy for relapsed AML. G-banding and spectral karyotyping showed 46,XY,t(2;5)(q33;q31),t(11;20)(p15;q12)[20]...
2016: Cytogenetic and Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196450/a-review-of-therapy-related-myelodysplastic-syndromes-and-acute-myeloid-leukaemia-t-mds-aml-in-irish-patients-a-single-centre-experience
#20
Su W Maung, Cathie Burke, Jennifer Hayde, Janice Walshe, Ray McDermott, Ronan Desmond, Johnny McHugh, Helen Enright
OBJECTIVES: To demonstrate the incidence, characteristics, treatment and outcomes of patients with therapy-related myelodysplastic syndromes and therapy-related acute myeloid leukaemia (t-MDS/AML) in a tertiary referral centre. METHODS: Patients meeting the diagnostic criteria for t-MDS/AML from 2003 to 2014 were reviewed to analyse their diagnostic features, details of antecedent disorder and treatment, approach to management and survival. RESULTS: 39 patients who developed t-MDS/AML were identified with incidence of 8...
July 2017: Hematology (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
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