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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341733/effect-of-antithymocyte-globulin-source-on-outcomes-of-bone-marrow-transplantation-for-severe-aplastic-anemia
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Natasha Kekre, Ying Zhang, Mei-Jie Zhang, Jeanette Carreras, Parvez Ahmed, Paolo Anderlini, Elias Hallack Atta, Mouhab Ayas, Jaap Jan Boelens, Carmem Bonfim, H Joachim Deeg, Neena Kapoor, Jong-Wook Lee, Ryotaro Nakamura, Michael A Pulsipher, Mary Eapen, Joseph H Antin
For treatment of severe aplastic anemia, immunosuppressive therapy with horse antithymocyte globulin results in superior response and survival compared with rabbit antithymocyte globulin. This relative benefit may be different in the setting of transplantation as rabbit antithymocyte globulin results in more profound immunosuppression. We analyzed 833 severe aplastic anemia transplants between 2008 and 2013 using HLA-matched siblings (n=546) or unrelated donors (n=287) who received antithymocyte globulin as part of their conditioning regimen and bone marrow graft...
March 24, 2017: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333839/evidence-for-increased-response-to-induced-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-in-myeloid-cells-in-acquired-aplastic-anemia
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Alpa Sidhu, Michael U Callaghan, Manisha S Gadgeel, Steven A Buck, Andrew M Fribley, Süreyya Savaşan
Autoimmune response targeting the hematopoietic stem cells highlights the current understanding of acquired aplastic anemia (AAA) pathogenesis. Upregulation of the unfolded protein response is the cell's rejoinder to a variety of stresses, which either result in restoring homeostasis or cell death by increased expression of the transcription factor C/EBP homologous protein. We hypothesized that there is an inherent increased sensitivity to various cellular stressors, including the ones that target endoplasmic reticulum (ER) in AAA leading to a decreased proliferation and potentially contributing to susceptibility to autologous cytotoxicity...
April 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326326/genetic-analysis-of-two-chicken-infectious-anemia-virus-variants-related-gyrovirus-in-stray-mice-and-dogs-the-first-report-in-china-2015
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Lichun Fang, Yang Li, Yixin Wang, Jiayuan Fu, Shuai Cui, Xiaohan Li, Shuang Chang, Peng Zhao
Chicken infectious anemia virus (CIAV) causes acute viral infection in chickens worldwide. It can infect chickens of all ages, but the disease is seen only in young chickens and is characterized by hemorrhagic lesions in the muscles, atrophic changes in the lymphoid organs, aplastic bone marrow, and immunosuppression causing increased mortality. Previous studies have demonstrated that CIAV can be isolated from blood specimens of humans and fecal samples of stray cats. In the present study, two variants of CIAV were isolated from fecal samples of mice (CIAV-Mouse) and stray dogs (CIAV-Dog), respectively...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321074/epstein-barr-virus-associated-lymphoproliferative-disorder-with-encephalitis-following-anti-thymocyte-globulin-for-aplastic-anemia-resolved-with-rituximab-therapy-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Kiyomi Mashima, Shingo Yano, Hiroki Yokoyama, Takeshi Saito, Tomohito Machishima, Takaki Shimada, Yuichi Yahagi, Shinobu Takahara, Katsuki Sugiyama, Yoji Ogasawara, Jiro Minami, Yutaro Kamiyama, Atsushi Katsube, Kazuhito Suzuki, Sayaka Ohshima, Hisashi Yamada, Noriko Usui, Keisuke Aiba
Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-associated lymphoproliferative disorders (LPDs) sometimes occur following Anti-thymocyte globulin (ATG) administration for allogenic stem cell transplantation but are rare in aplastic anemia (AA) patients. A 55-year-old woman with AA following ATG developed refractory fever and was diagnosed with EBV-LPD. She was successfully treated with weekly rituximab monotherapy; however, she developed EBV encephalitis. She was admitted to the intensive care unit and finally recovered from unconsciousness...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303517/vascular-and-perivascular-niches-but-not-the-osteoblastic-niche-are-numerically-restored-following-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-in-patients-with-aplastic-anemia
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Liangliang Wu, Wenjian Mo, Yuping Zhang, Ming Zhou, Yumiao Li, Ruiqing Zhou, Shiling Xu, Shiyi Pan, Hui Deng, Ping Mao, Shunqing Wang
Bone marrow (BM) niches, including the osteoblastic, vascular, and perivascular niches, are numerically impaired in patients with aplastic anemia (AA). It remains unclear whether these niches are numerically restored in AA patients after allogenic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT). To investigate changes in BM niches, we monitored 52 patients with AA who had undergone allo-HSCT and performed immunohistochemical studies of BM niches using antibodies against CD34, CD146, and osteopontin. After allo-HSCT, patients with AA exhibited a remarkable increase in the number of cellular elements in the BM niches, including the vascular and perivascular cells...
March 16, 2017: International Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299016/circumscribed-ciliochoroidal-effusion-presenting-as-an-acute-angle-closure-attack
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Roslyn Kathryn Manrique Lipa, María Eugenia González Sánchez, Carlos Antonio Hijar Ordovas, Abel Rojo Aragües, Carmen Garcia Borque
PURPOSE: To report a case of choroidal effusion probably caused by angiotensin receptor II blocker. CASE REPORT: A 52-year-old man with aplastic anemia and high blood pressure who developed unilateral acute angle closure glaucoma after receiving oral cyclosporine and angiotensin II receptor blocker (losartan). Ophthalmic examination revealed visual acuity of 20/30 in the left eye, mild mydriasis, iris bombe, no anterior chamber reaction, mild conjunctival hyperemia, and the intraocular pressure of 30 mmHg...
January 2017: Journal of Ophthalmic & Vision Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289249/control-of-cellular-aging-tissue-function-and-cancer-by-p53-downstream-of-telomeres
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Caitlin M Roake, Steven E Artandi
Telomeres, the nucleoprotein complex at the ends of eukaryotic chromosomes, perform an essential cellular role in part by preventing the chromosomal end from initiating a DNA-damage response. This function of telomeres can be compromised as telomeres erode either as a consequence of cell division in culture or as a normal part of cellular ageing in proliferative tissues. Telomere dysfunction in this context leads to DNA-damage signaling and activation of the tumor-suppressor protein p53, which then can prompt either cellular senescence or apoptosis...
March 13, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283014/-fungemia-and-septic-arthritis-caused-by-saprochaete-capitata-in-a-patient-with-fanconi-aplastic-anemia-a-case-report
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Ömür Mustafa Parkan, Mustafa Altay Atalay, Ayşe Nedret Koç, Çiğdem Pala, Gonca Aydemir, Leylagül Kaynar
Saprochaete capitata (formerly known as Blastoschizomyces capitatus, Trichosporon capitatum, Geotrichum capitatum) is a rare but emerging yeast-like fungus. It is commonly found in environmental sources and can be isolated from skin, gastrointestinal system and respiratory tract of healthy individuals as well. It mainly infects patients with hematological malignancies such as acute myeloid leukemia (AML), especially in the presence of neutropenia; and mortality rates are high in those patients. Although the data about the in vitro antifungal susceptibility are limited, it is being reported that amphotericin B and voriconazole are more effective on S...
January 2017: Mikrobiyoloji Bülteni
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282510/cxcr4-cd184-expression-on-stem-cell-harvest-and-cd34-cells-post-transplant
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Inas Asfour, Hanaa Afify, Shaza Elkourashy, Maryse Ayoub, Gihan Kamal, Mary Gamal, Ghada Elgohary
OBJECTIVES/BACKGROUND: CXCR4 is a receptor for stromal-derived factor-1 (SDF-1), a molecule that has a chemotactic activity for lymphocytes and is important in homing of hematopoietic stem cells to their adult marrow. We evaluated the CXCR4 (CD184) expression in the harvest cells and in the post-transplant bone marrow (BM) and its relation to engraftment, as determined by the consensus criteria and chimerism. METHODS: This is a prospective study which included 30 patients undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplantation; 15 patients received autograft and 15 patients received allograft on dates between January 2012 and May 2014...
March 2, 2017: Hematology/oncology and Stem Cell Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279029/-how-i-standardly-diagnose-and-treat-severe-aplastic-anemia
#10
Z H Shao
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 14, 2017: Zhonghua Xue Ye Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Xueyexue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270348/myelodysplasia-and-acute-myeloid-leukemia-fifteen-years-after-high-dose-cyclophosphamide-in-a-child-with-severe-aplastic-anemia
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José Carlos Jaime-Pérez, Liliana Nataly Guerra-Leal, Olga Graciela Cantú-Rodríguez, David Gómez-Almaguer
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Revista Brasileira de Hematologia e Hemoterapia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270344/secondary-myeloid-neoplasms-bone-marrow-cytogenetic-and-histological-features-may-be-relevant-to-prognosis
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Roberta Sandra da Silva Tanizawa, Maria Claudia Nogueira Zerbini, Ricardo Rosenfeld, Cristina Aiko Kumeda, Raymundo Soares Azevedo, Sheila Aparecida Coelho Siqueira, Elvira Deolinda Rodrigues Pereira Velloso
BACKGROUND: Secondary myeloid neoplasms comprise a group of diseases arising after chemotherapy, radiation, immunosuppressive therapy or from aplastic anemia. Few studies have addressed prognostic factors in these neoplasms. METHOD: Forty-two patients diagnosed from 1987 to 2008 with secondary myeloid neoplasms were retrospectively evaluated concerning clinical, biochemical, peripheral blood, bone marrow aspirate, biopsy, and immunohistochemistry and cytogenetic features at diagnosis as prognostic factors...
January 2017: Revista Brasileira de Hematologia e Hemoterapia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268223/interleukin-2-and-interleukin-8-gene-polymorphisms-and-acquired-aplastic-anemia-risk-in-a-chinese-population
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Xuejie Zhang, Shengyun Lin, Yan Yang, Liucheng Rong, Guangsheng He, Hailong He, Yao Xue, Yongjun Fang, Yaping Wang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Cytokines IL-2 and IL-8 both participate in immune regulation. However, the relationship between polymorphisms in these two cytokines and the risk of acquired aplastic anemia (acquired AA) has not been explored. METHODS: We selected five SNPs including rs11575812, rs2069772 and rs2069762 of IL-2, rs2227306 and rs2227543 of IL-8. SNaPshot genotyping was used to test the genotypes of IL-2 and IL-8 polymorphisms in a population of 101 acquired AA patients and 165 healthy controls...
March 6, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264622/why-is-the-incidence-of-aplastic-anemia-higher-in-asia
#14
Seiji Kojima
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 13, 2017: Expert Review of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254828/telomere-driven-diseases-and-telomere-targeting-therapies
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REVIEW
Paula Martínez, Maria A Blasco
Telomeres, the protective ends of linear chromosomes, shorten throughout an individual's lifetime. Telomere shortening is proposed to be a primary molecular cause of aging. Short telomeres block the proliferative capacity of stem cells, affecting their potential to regenerate tissues, and trigger the development of age-associated diseases. Mutations in telomere maintenance genes are associated with pathologies referred to as telomere syndromes, including Hoyeraal-Hreidarsson syndrome, dyskeratosis congenita, pulmonary fibrosis, aplastic anemia, and liver fibrosis...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251308/-bilateral-ciliary-body-oedema-under-treatment-with-ciclosporine
#16
R Braun, E Holler, D Wolff, H Helbig, C Blecha, T Dietrich-Ntoukas
We present the case of a 27-year-old female patient who developed bilateral ciliary body edema with secondary glaucoma and myopic shift during systemic treatment with cyclosporine for aplastic anemia. After application of topical atropine and prednisolone acetate and conversion from cyclosporine to tacrolimus, the ophthalmologic symptoms resolved completely. Since an infectious etiology was not evident, we hypothesize that ciliary body edema was caused by impairment of microvascular integrity by cyclosporine...
March 1, 2017: Der Ophthalmologe: Zeitschrift der Deutschen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245775/allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplant-for-severe-aplastic-anemia-current-state-and-future-directions
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Qixin Sun, Bingyi Wu, Zhigang Zhu, Can Sun, Jingxia Xu, Hui Long, Yuxian Huang, Jianhui Xu, Chaoyang Song
Acquired severe aplastic anemia (SAA) is a rare and life-threatening bone marrow failure syndrome characterized by cytotoxic T-cells excessive activity, hematopoietic precursors decrease and peripheral blood (PB) pancytopenia. Patients with severe aplastic anemia (SAA) died 1 to 2 years after diagnosis due to fatal infections and/or hemorrhagic complications if they went without any effective treatment. Nowadays, Immunosuppressive therapy (IST) and allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) are still the standard treatment for SAA...
February 27, 2017: Current Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240735/universal-expositions-physics-chemistry-and-new-occupational-diseases-the-case-of-marie-sklodowska-curie-and-radium-girls
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Silvana Salerno
BACKGROUND: Radium discovery by Marie and Pierre Curies caused previously unknown diseases. Marie Sklodowska Curie (1867-1934) suffered from radiations effects, as did girls in the radium dial watches factories. Therapeutic effects of radium were soon discovered, its unhealthy effects were as yet unheard of. OBJECTIVES: Analysis of Marie Sklodowska Curie (Marie) and radium girls occupational exposure, taking scientific debate on radium dangerous effects into account...
February 15, 2017: La Medicina del Lavoro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28233734/aplastic-anemia-and-severe-myelosuppression-with-boceprevir-or-simeprevir-containing-hepatitis-c-virus-treatment
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Alicia Senín, Teresa Broquetas, Nuria Cañete, Sabela Lens, María-Carlota Londoño, Mariana Ferraro, Xavier Forns, Antonio Salar, Jose A Carrión
The addition of the new protease inhibitors (PIs) to peg-interferon (IFN) and ribavirin (RBV), approved for chronic hepatitis C, has clearly improved sustained virological response (SVR) rates although several adverse events have been reported with this regimens, including mild hematological toxicity. Moreover, severe pancytopenia and aplastic anemia during triple therapy with telaprevir has recently been described in seven patients. We report here two cases of severe agranulocytosis/aplastic anemia using boceprevir or simeprevir in interferon-based combination and 2 additional cases of severe myelosupression in IFN-free therapy with sofosbuvir and simeprevir plus RBV...
March 2017: Annals of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28232583/identification-of-an-hla-class-i-allele-closely-involved-in-the-auto-antigen-presentation-in-acquired-aplastic-anemia
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Yoshitaka Zaimoku, Hiroyuki Takamatsu, Kazuyoshi Hosomichi, Tatsuhiko Ozawa, Noriharu Nakagawa, Tatsuya Imi, Hiroyuki Maruyama, Takamasa Katagiri, Hiroyuki Kishi, Atsushi Tajima, Atsushi Muraguchi, Koichi Kashiwase, Shinji Nakao
To identify HLA alleles closely involved in the auto-antigen presentation in acquired aplastic anemia (AA), we studied the HLA allelic loss frequencies of 312 AA patients, including 43 patients with loss of heterozygosity of 6p chromosome (6pLOH). An analysis of the HLA alleles contained in the lost haplotype revealed HLA-B*40:02 to be the most frequently lost allele. When we examined 28 AA (12 6pLOH[+] and 16 6pLOH[-]) patients with HLA-B*40:02 for the presence of leukocytes lacking HLA-B4002 (B4002[-]) using a new monoclonal antibody specific to this allele, B4002(-) granulocytes were detected not only in all 6pLOH(+) patients but also in 9 (56%) of the 16 6pLOH(-) patients...
February 23, 2017: Blood
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