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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549768/myasthenia-gravis-after-allogeneic-bone-marrow-transplantation-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Yutaka Tsutsumi, Takashi Kamiishi, Ryo Kikuchi, Shinichi Ito, Satomi Matsuoka, Takanori Teshima
A 52-year-old man with acute myeloid leukemia underwent allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation and developed extensive chronic graft-versus-host disease and myasthenia gravis (MG), which became involved with oculobulbar and proximal upper and lower limb weakness in 677days. In the literature, we identified 24 cases where MG developed after allo-SCT. Graft-versus-host disease development and male recipients of female donors might be prone to the development of posttransplant MG (odds ratio, 3.75)...
May 18, 2017: Hematology/oncology and Stem Cell Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540046/evaluation-of-a-novel-technique-in-airway-clearance-therapy-specific-cough-technique-sct-in-cystic-fibrosis-a-pilot-study-of-a-series-of-n-of-1-randomised-controlled-trials
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Sandra Gursli, Leiv Sandvik, Egil Bakkeheim, Bjørn Skrede, Britt Stuge
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this pilot study was to evaluate the efficacy, safety and participants' perception of a novel technique in airway clearance therapy - specific cough technique in cystic fibrosis. METHODS: We conducted randomised controlled individual trials (N-of-1 randomised controlled trials) in six adults. Each trial included 8 weeks of treatment with two interventions each week, one with specific cough technique and one with forced expiration technique...
2017: SAGE Open Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536321/-disruption-of-gut-immune-system-caused-by-damage-of-intestinal-stem-cells-and-their-niche-in-graft-versus-host-disease-after-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
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Eiko Hayase, Takanori Teshima
Allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation(allo-SCT)is curative therapy for various hematological diseases. Graft-versus-host disease(GVHD)and infection remain the main problems in allo-SCT. Gastrointestinal tract is targeted by GVHD. In intestinal GVHD, intestinal stem cells and Paneth cells reside at the base of crypts are damaged by donor T cells. These damage leads to disruption of intestinal mucosal barrier and intestinal dysbiosis, resulting in more exaggerated GVHD. Recently, we and others have reported that R-Spondin1 and interleukin-22 as factors regenerated intestinal tissue homeostasis in murine model of bone marrow transplantation...
2017: Clinical Calcium
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534173/successful-treatment-of-patients-with-newly-diagnosed-untreated-light-chain-multiple-myeloma-with-a-combination-of-bendamustine-prednisone-and-bortezomib-bpv
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Hannah Tessenow, Madlen Holzvogt, Bruno Holzvogt, Marc Andrea, Simone Heyn, Thomas Schliwa, Maik Schwarz, Thomas Zehrfeld, Cornelia Becker, Christian Pfrepper, Georg Nikolaus Franke, Rainer Krahl, Madlen Jentzsch, Sabine Leiblein, Sebastian Schwind, Marius Bill, Vladan Vucinic, Thoralf Lange, Dietger Niederwieser, Wolfram Pönisch
INTRODUCTION: Patients with light chain myeloma frequently have a light chain tubular cast nephropathy, which can lead to severe renal impairment. In the present retrospective study, bortezomib was combined with other active substances like bendamustine and prednisone (BPV), in order to assess the efficacy and toxicity of the combination therapy in patients with light chain multiple myeloma. METHODS: Between September 2008 and May 2015, 25 patients with newly diagnosed light chain multiple myeloma were treated with bendamustine 60 mg/m(2) on days 1 and 2, bortezomib 1...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533061/comparison-of-autologous-and-unrelated-transplants-for-cytogenetically-normal-acute-myeloid-leukemia
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Motonori Mizutani, Akiyoshi Takami, Masahiko Hara, Shohei Mizuno, Masamitsu Yanada, Takaaki Chou, Hitoji Uchiyama, Kazuteru Ohashi, Toshihiro Miyamoto, Yukiyasu Ozawa, Osamu Imataki, Naoki Kobayashi, Naoyuki Uchida, Heiwa Kanamori, Tomohiko Kamimura, Tetsuya Eto, Makoto Onizuka, Junji Tanaka, Yoshiko Atsuta, Shingo Yano
Allogeneic stem cell transplantation (SCT) from an HLA-matched sibling donor (MSD) is a post-remission treatment that offers a potential cure for adults with cytogenetically normal acute myeloid leukemia in their first complete remission (CN-AML/CR1). However, the best alternative in the absence of an MSD remains unclear. The aim of this study was to retrospectively compare the outcomes of autologous peripheral blood stem cell transplantation (auto-PBSCT; n = 177) to those of allogeneic bone marrow transplantation from an HLA-matched unrelated donor (MUD-BMT; n = 173) in adult patients with CN-AML/CR1...
May 19, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527031/choroidal-thickness-in-chronic-rhegmatogenous-retinal-detachment-before-and-after-surgery-and-comparison-with-acute-cases
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Isil Sayman Muslubas, Mumin Hocaoglu, Mehmet Giray Ersoz, Serra Arf, Murat Karacorlu
PURPOSE: To evaluate subfoveal choroidal thickness (SCT) in cases with chronic rhegmatogenous retinal detachment (RRD), before and after pars plana vitrectomy, and cases with acute RRD using optical coherence tomography. METHODS: This retrospective study included 24 eyes with chronic RRD and 26 eyes with recent-onset RRD. Best corrected visual acuity, intraocular pressure, and SCT were measured and compared between the two groups. Of 24 eyes with chronic RRD, 11 had primary pars plana vitrectomy...
May 19, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527018/predicting-academic-impairment-and-internalizing-psychopathology-using-a-multidimensional-framework-of-sluggish-cognitive-tempo-with-parent-and-adolescent-reports
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Zoe R Smith, Joshua M Langberg
Adolescents with Sluggish Cognitive Tempo (SCT) exhibit symptoms of slowness, mental confusion, excessive daydreaming, low motivation, and drowsiness/sleepiness. Although many symptoms of SCT reflect internalizing states, no study has evaluated the clinical utility of self-report of SCT in an attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) sample. Furthermore, it remains unclear whether SCT is best conceptualized as a unidimensional or multidimensional construct. In a sample of 262 adolescents comprehensively diagnosed with ADHD, the present study used adolescent- and parent reports of SCT to evaluate the predictive utility of a general SCT factor from a bifactor modeling approach compared the utility of three specific SCT factors (slow, sleepy, and daydreamer) for predicting academic impairment and internalizing psychopathology...
May 19, 2017: European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520780/towards-a-point-of-care-strip-test-to-diagnose-sickle-cell-anemia
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Meaghan Bond, Brady Hunt, Bailey Flynn, Petri Huhtinen, Russell Ware, Rebecca Richards-Kortum
A rapid test to identify patients with sickle cell disease could have important benefits in low-resource settings. Sickle cell anemia (SCA) affects about 300,000 newborns each year, the majority of whom are born in sub-Saharan Africa. Low-cost therapies are available to treat SCA, but most countries in sub-Saharan Africa lack robust neonatal screening programs needed to identify patients in need of treatment. To address this need, we developed and evaluated a competitive lateral flow assay that identifies patients with SCA (genotype HbSS) in 15 minutes using undiluted whole blood...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512068/potentially-increased-incidence-of-scaffold-thrombosis-in-patients-treated-with-absorb-bvs-who-terminated-dapt-before-18-months
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Cordula M Felix, Georgios J Vlachojannis, Alexander J J IJsselmuiden, Jiang M Fam, Peter C Smits, Wouter J Lansink, Roberto Diletti, Felix Zijlstra, Evelyn S Regar, Eric Boersma, Yoshinobu Onuma, Robert J M van Geuns
AIMS: The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) termination on late and very late scaffold thrombosis (ScT) in patients treated with the Absorb bioresorbable vascular scaffold (BVS). METHODS AND RESULTS: Data from the registries of three centres were pooled (808 patients). To investigate the effect of DAPT termination on ScT after a minimum of six months, we selected a subgroup ("DAPT study cohort" with 685 patients) with known DAPT status >6 months and excluded the use of oral anticoagulants and early ScT...
May 18, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511709/incorporation-of-high-dose-131-i-metaiodobenzylguanidine-treatment-into-tandem-high-dose-chemotherapy-and-autologous-stem-cell-transplantation-for-high-risk-neuroblastoma-results-of-the-smc-nb-2009-study
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Ji Won Lee, Sanghoon Lee, Hee Won Cho, Youngeun Ma, Keon Hee Yoo, Ki Woong Sung, Hong Hoe Koo, Eun Joo Cho, Suk-Koo Lee, Do Hoon Lim
BACKGROUND: In our previous SMC NB-2004 study of patients with high-risk neuroblastomas, which incorporated total-body irradiation (TBI) with second high-dose chemotherapy and autologous stem cell transplantation (HDCT/auto-SCT), the survival rate was encouraging; however, short- and long-term toxicities were significant. In the present SMC NB-2009 study, only TBI was replaced with (131)I-meta-iodobenzylguanidine (MIBG) treatment in order to reduce toxicities. METHODS: From January 2009 to December 2013, 54 consecutive patients were assigned to receive tandem HDCT/auto-SCT after nine cycles of induction chemotherapy...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506131/new-drugs-and-allogeneic-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation-for-hematological-malignancies-do-they-have-a-role-in-bridging-consolidating-or-conditioning-transplantation-treatment
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Francesca Patriarca, Luisa Giaccone, Francesco Onida, Luca Castagna, Barbara Sarina, Vittorio Montefusco, Alberto Mussetti, Nicola Mordini, Elena Maino, Raffaella Greco, Jacopo Peccatori, Moreno Festuccia, Francesco Zaja, Stefano Volpetti, Antonio Risitano, Renato Bassan, Paolo Corradini, Fabio Ciceri, Renato Fanin, Michele Baccarani, Alessandro Rambaldi, Francesca Bonifazi, Benedetto Bruno
Novel targeted therapies and monoclonal antibodies can be combined with allogeneic stem cell transplantation (allo-SCT) at different time-points: 1) before the transplant to reduce tumour burden, 2) as part of the conditioning in place of or in addition to conventional agents 3) after the transplant to allow long-term disease control. Areas covered This review focuses on the current integration of new drugs with allo-SCT for the treatment of major hematological malignancies for which allo-SCT has been a widely-adopted therapy...
May 16, 2017: Expert Opinion on Biological Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504664/pre-transplant-ferritin-albumin-and-haemoglobin-are-predictive-of-survival-outcome-independent-of-disease-risk-index-following-allogeneic-stem-cell-transplantation
#12
L Chee, M Tacey, B Lim, A Lim, J Szer, D Ritchie
Prognostic biomarkers are useful in allogeneic stem cell transplantation (SCT) to predict survival and relapse outcomes. We sought to derive a prognostic scoring system, which augmented the predictive power of the disease risk index (DRI) by incorporating biomarkers and validating their significance after SCT. The outcomes of overall survival (OS) and relapse were assessed with non-relapse mortality (NRM) treated as a competing risk to relapse. Six hundred and two patients were identified through a retrospective analysis of allogeneic SCT recipients for haematological malignancy between 2000 and 2013 in a single centre...
May 15, 2017: Bone Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489094/theoretical-insights-into-the-mechanism-of-ferroptosis-suppression-via-inactivation-of-a-lipid-peroxide-radical-by-liproxstatin-1
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Xiehuang Sheng, Chao Shan, Jianbiao Liu, Jintong Yang, Bin Sun, Dezhan Chen
Ferroptosis is a recently discovered iron-dependent form of non-apoptotic cell death caused by the accumulation of membrane lipid peroxidation products, which is involved in various pathological conditions of the brain, kidney, liver and heart. A potent spiroquinoxalinamine derivative named liproxstatin-1 is discovered by high-throughput screening, which is able to suppress ferroptosis via lipid peroxide scavenging in vivo. Thus, molecular simulations, density functional theory (DFT) and variational transition-state theory with a small-curvature tunneling (SCT) coefficient are utilized to elucidate the detailed mechanisms of inactivation of a lipid peroxide radical by liproxstatin-1...
May 24, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485023/a-randomized-phase-ii-study-of-standard-dose-versus-high-dose-rituximab-with-beam-in-autologous-stem-cell-transplantation-for-relapsed-aggressive-b-cell-non-hodgkin-lymphomas-long-term-results
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Samer A Srour, Shaoying Li, Uday R Popat, Muzaffar H Qazilbash, Sara Lozano-Cerrada, Farzeneh Maadani, Amin Alousi, Partow Kebriaei, Paolo Anderlini, Yago Nieto, Roy Jones, Elizabeth Shpall, Richard E Champlin, Chitra Hosing
High-dose rituximab (HD-R) combined with carmustine, cytarabine, etoposide and melphalan (BEAM) and autologous stem cell transplant (ASCT) was effective and tolerable in a single-arm prospective study of relapsed aggressive B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma (R-NHL). We performed a randomized phase 2 study comparing HD-R versus standard-dose rituximab (SD-R) in R-NHL. Ninety-three patients were randomized to HD-R (1000 mg/m(2) ) (n = 42) or SD-R (375 mg/m(2) ) (n = 51) administered on post-transplant days +1 and +8, using a Bayesian adaptive algorithm...
May 9, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484721/donor-specific-anti-human-leukocyte-antigen-antibodies-predict-prolonged-isolated-thrombocytopenia-and-inferior-outcomes-of-haploidentical-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
#15
Xiaosu Zhao, Xiangyu Zhao, Mingrui Huo, Qiaozhen Fan, Xuying Pei, Yu Wang, Xiaohui Zhang, Lanping Xu, Xiaojun Huang, Kaiyan Liu, Yingjun Chang
Prolonged isolated thrombocytopenia (PT) after allogeneic stem cell transplantation (allo-SCT) has a great impact on transplant outcome. In this study, we performed a retrospective analysis to investigate the association of donor-specific anti-human leukocyte antigen (HLA) antibodies (DSAs) with PT in 394 patients who underwent unmanipulated haploidentical blood and marrow transplantation (HBMT). For HLA antibody positive samples with a median fluorescent intensity (MFI) > 500, DSAs were further examined...
2017: Journal of Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482895/influence-of-motivation-self-efficacy-and-situational-factors-on-the-teaching-quality-of-clinical-educators
#16
Christoph Dybowski, Susanne Sehner, Sigrid Harendza
BACKGROUND: Being exposed to good teachers has been shown to enhance students' knowledge and their clinical performance, but little is known about the underlying psychological mechanisms that provide the basis for being an excellent medical teacher. Self-Determination Theory (SDT) postulates that more self-regulated types of motivation are associated with higher performance. Social Cognitive Theory (SCT) focuses on self-efficacy that has been shown to be positively associated with performance...
May 8, 2017: BMC Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481945/human-cd8-cd57-temra-cells-too-young-to-be-called-old
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Kriti Verma, Justyna Ogonek, Pavankumar Reddy Varanasi, Susanne Luther, Ivonne Bünting, Katrin Thomay, Yvonne Lisa Behrens, Eva Mischak-Weissinger, Lothar Hambach
End-stage differentiation of antigen-specific T-cells may precede loss of immune responses against e.g. viral infections after allogeneic stem cell transplantation (SCT). Antigen-specific CD8+ T-cells detected by HLA/peptide multimers largely comprise CD45RA-/CCR7- effector memory (TEM) and CD45RA+/CCR7- TEMRA subsets. A majority of terminally differentiated T-cells is considered to be part of the heterogeneous TEMRA subset. The senescence marker CD57 has been functionally described in memory T-cells mainly composed of central memory (TCM) and TEM cells...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480824/-for-some-reason-i-find-it-hard-to-work-quickly-introduction-to-the-special-issue-on-sluggish-cognitive-tempo
#18
Stephen P Becker
The body of research investigating the sluggish cognitive tempo (SCT) construct continues to accumulate at a rapid pace. This article provides an introduction to the Special Issue on SCT, which includes 10 empirical studies that collectively make a major contribution to the SCT knowledge base. Notably, the studies in this Special Issue include participants spanning in age from 4 to 64 years and from four continents, helping to move the field toward a life span, transcultural understanding of SCT. Together, these studies demonstrate that SCT symptoms can be distinguished from ADHD symptoms as early as preschool and that SCT does not fall under the overarching umbrella of ADHD...
June 2017: Journal of Attention Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480166/albuterol-as-an-adjunctive-treatment-to-enzyme-replacement-therapy-in-infantile-onset-pompe-disease
#19
Yin-Hsiu Chien, Wuh-Liang Hwu, Ni-Chung Lee, Fuu-Jen Tsai, Dwight D Koeberl, Wen-Hui Tsai, Pao-Chin Chiu, Chaw-Liang Chang
BACKGROUND: Early initiation of enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) with recombinant human acid alpha-glucosidase is an effective treatment for patients with infantile-onset Pompe disease (IOPD) but cannot prevent a slow progression of myopathy. Albuterol has been shown to be helpful in adult patients with Pompe disease, and therefore, we administered an open-label adjunctive therapy with albuterol in IOPD patients undergoing ERT. METHODS: Fourteen patients, aged 2 to 12 years, were enrolled in this study; all of them had a disease onset before 12 months of life, and 13 of them were ambulatory because of early initiation of ERT...
June 2017: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476615/deficits-in-spatial-learning-and-memory-in-adult-mice-following-acute-low-or-moderate-levels-of-prenatal-ethanol-exposure-during-gastrulation-or-neurulation
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Uta B Schambra, C Nicole Lewis, Theresa A Harrison
Debate continues on the merits of strictly limiting alcohol consumption during all of pregnancy, and whether "safe" consumption levels and/or times exist. Only a relatively few experimental studies have been conducted that limit the timing of exposure to specific events during development and the exposure level to one that might model sporadic, incidental drinking during pregnancy. In the present study, the effects of two acute gavage exposures to low and moderate levels of ethanol (peak blood ethanol concentrations (BEC) of 104 and 177mg/dl, respectively) either during gastrulation on gestational day (GD) 7 (at GD7:0h and GD7:4h) or during neurulation on GD8 (at GD8:6h and GD8:10h) on the spatial learning and memory abilities of adult mice in the radial arm maze (RAM) were examined...
May 2, 2017: Neurotoxicology and Teratology
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