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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728504/the-diverse-expression-of-the-wt1-gene-in-patients-with-acquired-bone-marrow-failure-syndromes
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Yahong You, Jiali Huo, Shihong Lu, Yingqi Shao, Meili Ge, Jun Shi, Xingxin Li, Jinbo Huang, Zhendong Huang, Jing Zhang, Min Wang, Neng Nie, Yizhou Zheng
Acquired bone marrow failure syndromes (aBMFS) encompass a wide range of diseases. A study to investigate WT1 expression in BM was conducted in 387 patients with aBMFS in China. The WT1 level in patients with aplastic anemia (AA) was significantly lower than that in patients with paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH, p = .023) and myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS, p < .001). In addition, the WT1 level in patients with MDS significantly increased as the disease progressed to an advanced stage. Patients with hypoplastic MDS had a differentiated expression level of WT1 compared with that of NSAA (p < ...
July 21, 2017: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718265/haemoglobinuria-and-portal-venous-thrombosis-in-a-young-male
#2
Zain Ul Abideen, Munnam Sohail Jafar, Nasir Hameed, Ahmad Malik
Paroxysmal nocturnal haemoglobinuria is a non-malignant stem cell disorder due to acquired somatic mutations in cell surface anchored proteins CD55 and CD59. Both have a compliment inhibitory role and their deficiency leads to intravascular haemolysis. This paper reports a challenging case of a 25 years old male who presented with generalized weakness, exertional dyspnoea and episodic early morning haematuria. Recently, he started developing progressive abdominal distention and dull generalized abdominal pain...
April 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692147/persisting-hyperbilirubinemia-in-patients-with-paroxysmal-nocturnal-hemoglobinuria-pnh-chronically-treated-with-eculizumab-the-role-of-hepatocanalicular-transporter-variants
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Ferras Alashkar, Susanne N Weber, Colin Vance, Dörte Herich-Terhürne, Ulrich Dührsen, Frank Lammert, Alexander Röth
BACKGROUND: Eculizumab treated PNH patients (pts) show a dramatic decrease in serum LDH activities and bilirubin concentrations. However, some pts remain hyperbilirubinemic, possibly indicating an inadequate response due to extravascular hemolysis. METHODS: Mutation analyses of hepatocanalicular transporter/nuclear receptor variants (ABCB4, ABCB11, ATP8B1, NR1H4) were performed in eight (5/8 males; mean age 38 yrs (range 26-68 yrs)) out of the 174 pts with PNH/-clone at our department due to a persistent increase in total bilirubin concentrations (median 3...
July 10, 2017: European Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675769/outcomes-of-allogeneic-stem-cell-transplantation-in-patients-with-paroxysmal-nocturnal-hemoglobinuria-with-or-without-aplastic-anemia
#4
Sung-Eun Lee, Sung Soo Park, Young-Woo Jeon, Jae-Ho Yoon, Byung-Sik Cho, Ki-Sung Eom, Yoo-Jin Kim, Seok Lee, Chang-Ki Min, Hee-Je Kim, Seok-Goo Cho, Dong-Wook Kim, Woo-Sung Min, Jong Wook Lee
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the long-term outcomes of allogeneic stem cell transplantation (SCT) in patients with paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) with or without aplastic anemia (AA). METHOD: A total of 33 patients with PNH clones who underwent allogeneic SCT were analyzed. RESULTS: After a median follow-up of 57 months (range, 6.0-151.3), the 5-year estimated overall survival rate was 87.9 ± 5.7%. Four patients died of transplant-related mortality (TRM)...
July 4, 2017: European Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666497/paroxysmal-nocturnal-haemoglobinuria-type-iii-presenting-as-portal-and-mesenteric-vein-thrombosis-in-a-young-girl
#5
Shahzad Sarwar, Monazza Chaudhry, Natasha Ali
Paroxysmal nocturnal haemoglobinuria (PNH) is a rare, acquired, life-threatening haematological disorder. It is characterised by complement induced haemolytic anaemia, thrombosis and impaired bone marrow function. Thrombosis most commonly occurs in the hepatic, portal, superior mesenteric and cerebral veins. A22-year female, previously diagnosed with severe aplastic anaemia treated with anti-lymphocyte globulin (ALG) and cyclosporine, had become transfusion independent for more than 10 years. She presented with abdominal pain and vomiting, initially diagnosed with portal and superior mesenteric vein thrombosis...
November 2016: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654286/unusual-c-n-coupling-reactivity-of-thiopyridazines-efficient-synthesis-of-iron-diorganotrisulfide-complexes
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Michael Tüchler, Stefan Holler, Jörg A Schachner, Ferdinand Belaj, Nadia C Mösch-Zanetti
The reaction of iron(II) triflate with 6-tert-butyl-3-thiopyridazine (PnH) and 4-methyl-6-tert-butyl-3-thiopyridazine ((Me)PnH) respectively led to iron bis(diorganotrisulfide) complexes [Fe((R)PnS3Pn(R))2](OTf)2 [R = H (1a) and Me (2a)]. The corresponding perchlorate complexes were prepared by using the iron(II) chloride precursor and the subsequent addition of 2 equiv of NaClO4, giving [Fe((R)PnS3Pn(R))2](ClO4)2 [R = H (1b) and Me (2b)]. The compounds were fully characterized including single-crystal X-ray diffraction analysis...
July 17, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646725/eculizumab-decreases-the-procoagulant-activity-of-extracellular-vesicles-in-paroxysmal-nocturnal-hemoglobinuria-a-pilot-prospective-longitudinal-clinical-study
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Adeline Wannez, Bérangère Devalet, Céline Bouvy, Julie Laloy, Benoit Bihin, Bernard Chatelain, Christian Chatelain, Jean-Michel Dogné, François Mullier
INTRODUCTION: Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) is a disease characterized by the susceptibility of blood cells to attack by the complement system, inducing extracellular vesicle (EV) production. Thromboembolism is the leading cause of death in this condition. Eculizumab, a humanized monoclonal antibody which inhibits the C5 protein of the complement, reduces the thrombotic risk in PNH. MATERIALS AND METHOD: We conducted a pilot, prospective, open-label, longitudinal clinical study with six PNH patients treated with eculizumab...
June 9, 2017: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643364/development-of-clinical-paroxysmal-nocturnal-haemoglobinuria-in-children-with-aplastic-anaemia
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Atsushi Narita, Hideki Muramatsu, Yusuke Okuno, Yuko Sekiya, Kyogo Suzuki, Motoharu Hamada, Shinsuke Kataoka, Daisuke Ichikawa, Rieko Taniguchi, Norihiro Murakami, Daiei Kojima, Eri Nishikawa, Nozomu Kawashima, Nobuhiro Nishio, Asahito Hama, Yoshiyuki Takahashi, Seiji Kojima
The clinical significance of paroxysmal nocturnal haemoglobinuria (PNH) in children with aplastic anaemia (AA) remains unclear. We retrospectively studied 57 children with AA between 1992 and 2010. During the follow-up, five patients developed clinical PNH, in whom somatic PIGA mutations were detected by targeted sequencing. The 10-year probability of clinical PNH development was 10·2% (95% confidence interval, 3·6-20·7%). Furthermore, the detection of minor PNH clones by flow cytometry at AA diagnosis was a risk factor for the subsequent development of clinical PNH...
June 23, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630122/eculizumab-blocks-vaccine-induced-opsonophagocytic-killing-of-meningococci-by-whole-blood-from-immunized-adults
#9
Monica Konar, Dan M Granoff
Eculizumab, a humanized anti-complement C5 monoclonal antibody for treatment of paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) and atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome, blocks the terminal complement pathway required for serum bactericidal activity (SBA). Because treated patients are at >1000-fold increased risk of meningococcal disease, vaccination is recommended, but whether vaccination can protect by opsonophagocytic activity in the absence of SBA is not known. Meningococci were added to anticoagulated blood from 12 healthy adults vaccinated with meningococcal serogroup B and serogroup A,C,W,Y vaccines...
June 19, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630090/t-cell-transcriptomes-from-paroxysmal-nocturnal-hemoglobinuria-patients-reveal-novel-signaling-pathways
#10
Kohei Hosokawa, Sachiko Kajigaya, Keyvan Keyvanfar, Wangmin Qiao, Yanling Xie, Danielle M Townsley, Xingmin Feng, Neal S Young
Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) is a rare acquired disorder originating from hematopoietic stem cells and is a life-threating disease characterized by intravascular hemolysis, bone marrow (BM) failure, and venous thrombosis. The etiology of PNH is a somatic mutation in the phosphatidylinositol glycan class A gene (PIG-A) on the X chromosome, which blocks synthesis of the glycolipid moiety and causes deficiency in GPI-anchored proteins. PNH is closely related to aplastic anemia, in which T cells mediate destruction of BM...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629435/eculizumab-treatment-stochastic-occurrence-of-c3-binding-to-individual-pnh-erythrocytes
#11
Michela Sica, Tommaso Rondelli, Patrizia Ricci, Maria De Angioletti, Antonio M Risitano, Rosario Notaro
BACKGROUND: C5 blockade by eculizumab prevents complement-mediated intravascular hemolysis in paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH). However, C3-bound PNH red blood cells (RBCs), arising in almost all treated patients, may undergo extravascular hemolysis reducing clinical benefits. Despite the uniform deficiency of CD55 and of CD59, there are always two distinct populations of PNH RBCs, with (C3+) and without (C3-) C3 binding. METHODS: To investigate this paradox, the phenomenon has been modeled in vitro by incubating RBCs from eculizumab untreated PNH patients with compatible sera containing eculizumab, and by assessing the C3 binding after activation of complement alternative pathway...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626543/cerebral-stroke-in-a-teenage-girl-with-paroxysmal-nocturnal-hemoglobinuria
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Francesco Gervasi, Lucia D'Amelio, Antonino Trizzino, Fabrizia Ferraro, Delia Russo, Giuseppe Santangelo, Francesca Cardella, Angela Trizzino, Floriana Di Marco, Piero Farruggia
We report a case of paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) in a 14 year-old girl presenting a cerebral arterial thrombosis. The initial diagnosis was carential anemia due to menarche following identification of slight macrocytic anemia, leucopenia and mild thrombocytopenia at routine blood analysis. The child was eventually referred to a children's hospital after the onset of progressive fatigue, anorexia and paleness. Severe anemia (hemoglobin 6 g/dL) with negative Coombs test, mild leucopenia (white blood cells 4...
June 1, 2017: Hematology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621538/discovery-of-highly-potent-and-selective-small-molecule-reversible-factor-d-inhibitors-demonstrating-alternative-complement-pathway-inhibition-in-vivo
#13
Edwige Lorthiois, Karen Anderson, Anna Vulpetti, Olivier Rogel, Frederic Cumin, Nils Ostermann, Stefan Steinbacher, Aengus Mac Sweeney, Omar Delgado, Sha-Mei Liao, Stefan Randl, Simon Rüdisser, Solene Dussauge, Kamal Fettis, Laurence Kieffer, Andrea de Erkenez, Louis Yang, Constanze Hartwieg, Upendra A Argikar, Laura R La Bonte, Ronald Newton, Viral Kansara, Stefanie Flohr, Ulrich Hommel, Bruce Jaffee, Jürgen Maibaum
The highly specific S1 serine protease factor D (FD) plays a central role in the amplification of the complement alternative pathway (AP) of the innate immune system. Genetic associations in humans have implicated AP activation in age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and AP dysfunction predisposes individuals to disorders such as paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) and atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS). The combination of structure-based hit identification and subsequent optimization of the center (S)-proline-based lead 7 has led to the discovery of noncovalent reversible and selective human factor D (FD) inhibitors with drug-like properties...
June 30, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608499/clinical-benefit-of-eculizumab-in-patients-with-no-transfusion-history-in-the-international-paroxysmal-nocturnal-haemoglobinuria-registry
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A M Almeida, C Bedrosian, A Cole, P Muus, H Schrezenmeier, J Szer, W F Rosse
BACKGROUND: Eculizumab reduces intravascular haemolysis and improves disease symptoms in patients with paroxysmal nocturnal haemoglobinuria (PNH). AIMS: To characterize, in a real-world setting, effect of eculizumab in patients with haemolytic PNH (LDH ≥1.5 ULN) and no history of red blood cell transfusion, including those with high disease activity (HDA). METHODS: Three populations from the International PNH Registry were studied: 1) non-transfused, untreated, 2) non-transfused, eculizumab-treated, 3) transfused, eculizumab-treated (≥1 transfusions in 6 months prior to eculizumab initiation)...
June 13, 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589020/countdown-to-2015-an-analysis-of-donor-funding-for-prenatal-and-neonatal-health-2003-2013
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Catherine Pitt, Christopher Grollman, Melisa Martínez-Álvarez, Leonardo Arregoces, Joy E Lawn, Josephine Borghi
BACKGROUND: In 2015, 5.3 million babies died in the third trimester of pregnancy and first month following birth. Progress in reducing neonatal mortality and stillbirth rates has lagged behind the substantial progress in reducing postneonatal and maternal mortality rates. The benefits to prenatal and neonatal health (PNH) from maternal and child health investments cannot be assumed. METHODS: We analysed donor funding for PNH over the period 2003-2013. We used an exhaustive key term search followed by manual review and classification to identify official development assistance and private grant (ODA+) disbursement records in the Countdown to 2015 ODA+ Database...
March 2017: BMJ Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578116/the-timed-up-and-go-test-as-a-diagnostic-criterion-in-normal-pressure-hydrocephalus
#16
Gabriel André Silva Mendes, Matheus Fernandes de Oliveira, Fernando Campos Gomes Pinto
INTRODUCTION: Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH) is a disease characterized by gait disturbance, urinary incontinence and dementia. Our objectives were to define an average value of the test for the population, check the specificity and test sensitivity as evaluation criteria and diagnostic testing and correlate with other already used more frequently. METHODS: A study conducted at the Neurosurgery Division of the Hospital do Servidor Público Estadual de São Paulo in which a group of 30 patients with PNH was submitted to the Mini Mental State Test Examination, Time Up and Go (TUG) and Japanese scale for NPH, prior to the Tap Test 3 hours and 72 hours after the Tap Test...
May 31, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574201/standardized-high-sensitivity-flow-cytometry-testing-for-paroxysmal-nocturnal-hemoglobinuria-in-children-with-acquired-bone-marrow-failure-disorders-a-single-center-us-study
#17
Rachel E Donohue, Andrea N Marcogliese, Ghadir S Sasa, M Tarek Elghetany, Alka A Redkar, Alison A Bertuch, Choladda V Curry
BACKGROUND: Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) is a rare, acquired hematopoietic stem cell disorder that has not been well-documented in children, particularly those with acquired bone marrow failure disorders (ABMFD)-acquired aplastic anemia (AAA) and myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS). Therefore, we sought to determine the prevalence of PNH populations in children with ABMFD. METHODS: PNH testing was performed in children with an ABMFD diagnosis using high sensitivity (≥0...
June 2, 2017: Cytometry. Part B, Clinical Cytometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560190/botulinum-as-a-toxin-for-treating-post-herpetic-neuralgia
#18
Xu-Dong Ding, Jing Zhong, Yan-Ping Liu, Hua-Xian Chen
BACKGROUND: We aimed to study the curative effects of botulinum A toxin (BTX-A) on the treatment of post-herpetic neuralgia (PNH). METHODS: We enrolled 58 PNH patients and treated them with hypodermic injection of BTX-A in Xiangyang No.1 People's Hospital, Hubei University of Medicine, Hubei, China. We measured and compared the Visual Analog Score (VAS), Neuropathy Pain Scale (NPS), Quality of Life Scale (SF-36) score, PNH seizure severity degree, seizure duration, frequency of attack and the use of painkillers before and after treatment...
May 2017: Iranian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559287/occult-myeloproliferative-neoplasms-not-so-occult-any-more
#19
Dhauna Karam, Veena Iyer, Bharat Agrawal
Non-cirrhotic, non-malignant portal vein thrombosis (PVT) is commonly secondary to inherited or acquired prothrombotic states. However, even after extensive workup, 25% of patients with PVT have no apparent prothrombotic aetiology identified (idiopathic PVT). Inherited conditions include factor V Leiden, PT mutation and protein C/S/AT deficiency. Acquired conditions include APS, PNH and BCR-ABL 1-negative myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN). BCR-ABL-1 negative MPNs are the most frequent underlying prothrombotic risk factor for PVT (15%-30%)...
May 30, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516949/paroxysmal-nocturnal-haemoglobinuria
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Anita Hill, Amy E DeZern, Taroh Kinoshita, Robert A Brodsky
Paroxysmal nocturnal haemoglobinuria (PNH) is a clonal haematopoietic stem cell (HSC) disease that presents with haemolytic anaemia, thrombosis and smooth muscle dystonias, as well as bone marrow failure in some cases. PNH is caused by somatic mutations in PIGA (which encodes phosphatidylinositol N-acetylglucosaminyltransferase subunit A) in one or more HSC clones. The gene product of PIGA is required for the biosynthesis of glycosylphosphatidylinositol (GPI) anchors; thus, PIGA mutations lead to a deficiency of GPI-anchored proteins, such as complement decay-accelerating factor (also known as CD55) and CD59 glycoprotein (CD59), which are both complement inhibitors...
May 18, 2017: Nature Reviews. Disease Primers
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