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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439910/abo-incompatibility-in-mismatched-unrelated-donor-allogeneic-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation-for-acute-myeloid-leukemia-a-report-from-the-acute-leukemia-working-party-of-the-ebmt
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Jonathan Canaani, Bipin N Savani, Myriam Labopin, Mauricette Michallet, Charles Craddock, Gerard Socié, Lisa Volin, Johan A Maertens, Charles Crawley, Didier Blaise, Per T Ljungman, Jan Cornelissen, Nigel Russell, Frédéric Baron, Norbert Gorin, Jordi Esteve, Fabio Ciceri, Christoph Schmid, Sebastian Giebel, Mohamad Mohty, Arnon Nagler
ABO incompatibility is commonly observed in stem cell transplantation and its impact in this setting has been extensively investigated. HLA-mismatched unrelated donors (MMURD) are often used as an alternative stem cell source but are associated with increased transplant related complications. Whether ABO incompatibility affects outcome in MMURD transplantation for acute myeloid leukemia (AML) patients is unknown. We evaluated 1013 AML patients who underwent MMURD transplantation between 2005 and 2014. Engraftment rates were comparable between ABO matched and mismatched patients, as were relapse incidence [34%; 95% confidence interval (CI), 28-39; for ABO matched vs...
April 25, 2017: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428936/multistate-models-on-pleural-effusion-after-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
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Joohyoung Lee, Dipenkumar Modi, Hyejeong Jang, Joseph P Uberti, Seongho Kim
A multistate model is more complicated than competing risk models and composed of finite number of states and transitions between states. Unlike competing risk models, this model has the ability to assess the effect of occurrence order of time-to-event data. Pleural effusion (PE) is a severe complication that often occurs after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). Many patients develop pleural effusion during the first 100 days after allogeneic HSCT and graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) occurs either before or after the development of PE, implying that the occurrence order of PE and GVHD (i...
2017: Open Access Medical Statistics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417421/a-review-of-infectious-complications-after-haploidentical-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantations
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REVIEW
Erden Atilla, Pinar Ataca Atilla, Sinem Civriz Bozdağ, Taner Demirer
BACKGROUND: Allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation from haploidentical donor is a feasible option for patients with hematological diseases who lack a suitable HLA-matched donor, but viral and fungal infections are still the most common causes of morbidity and mortality in haploidentical transplantation setting because of delayed immune reconstitution, increased risk of graft vs host disease (GvHD) or systemic steroid use. Therefore, this review will focus on the infectious complications after haploidentical hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT)...
April 17, 2017: Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411175/risk-factors-for-subsequent-central-nervous-system-cns-tumors-in-pediatric-allogeneic-hematopoietic-cell-transplant-hct-a-study-from-the-center-for-international-blood-and-marrow-transplant-research-cibmtr
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Melissa Gabriel, Bronwen Shaw, Ruta Brazauskas, Min Chen, David A Margolis, Henrik Sengelov, Ann Dahlberg, Ibrahim A Ahmed, David Delgado, Hillard M Lazarus, Brenda Gibson, Kasiani C Myers, Rammurti T Kamble, Aly Abdel-Mageed, Chi-Kong Li, Mary E D Flowers, Minoo Battiwalla, Bipin N Savani, Navneet Majhail, Peter Shaw
Survivors of Hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) are at risk of subsequent solid tumors, including central nervous system (CNS) tumors. The risk of CNS tumors post HCT in pediatric HCT recipients is not known. We evaluated the incidence and risk factors for CNS tumors in pediatric recipients of allogeneic HCT reported to the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research (CIBMTR) between 1976 and 2008. A case control design was used. There were no CNS tumors in the non-malignant cohort (n=4543) or in those undergoing HCT for solid tumors (n=26)...
April 11, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405499/combining-therapeutic-antibodies-using-basiliximab-and-etanercept-for-severe-steroid-refractory-acute-graft-versus-host-disease-a-multi-center-prospective-study
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Yamin Tan, Haowen Xiao, Depei Wu, Yi Luo, Jianping Lan, Qifa Liu, Kang Yu, Jimin Shi, Jingsong He, Weiyan Zheng, Xiaoyu Lai, Yuanyuan Zhu, Kaili Du, Yishan Ye, Yanmin Zhao, Gaofeng Zheng, Yongxian Hu, Xiaoyan Han, Yanlong Zheng, Guoqing Wei, Zhen Cai, He Huang
Acute graft versus host disease (aGVHD) remains a major problem after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Standard frontline therapy for aGVHD involves corticosteroids. However, fewer than half of patients have a lasting complete response. The long-term mortality rate of steroid-refractory aGVHD (SR-aGVHD) remains around 70%. To date, no consensus has been reached regarding the optimal salvage treatment for SR-aGVHD. We performed the first prospective, multi-center clinical trial to assess the efficacy and safety of a novel approach to treat severe (grades III-IV) SR-aGVHD with the combination of basiliximab and etanercept...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396673/natural-killer-group-2-member-d-nkg2d-ligands-in-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation
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REVIEW
Raphael Carapito, Ismail Aouadi, Wassila Ilias, Seiamak Bahram
Natural killer group 2, member D (NKG2D) is an invariant activatory receptor present on subsets of natural killer and T lymphocytes. It stimulates the cytolytic effector response upon engagement of its various stress-induced ligands NKG2D ligands (NKG2DL). Malignant transformation and conditioning treatment prior to hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) are stress factors leading to the activation of the NKG2D/NKG2DL signaling in clinical settings. In the context of HCT, NKG2D-bearing cells can kill both tumor and healthy cells expressing NKG2DL...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392333/outcome-of-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation-for-dna-double-strand-breakage-repair-disorders
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James Slack, Michael H Albert, Dmitry Balashov, Bernd H Belohradsky, Alice Bertaina, Jack Bleesing, Claire Booth, Jochen Büchner, Rebecca H Buckley, Marie Ouachée-Chardin, Elena Deripapa, Katarzyna Drabko, Mary Eapen, Tobias Feuchtinger, Andrea Finocchi, H Bobby Gaspar, Sujal Ghosh, Alfred Gillio, Luis I Gonzalez-Granado, Eyal Grunebaum, Tayfun Güngör, Carsten Heilmann, Merja Helminen, Kohei Higuchi, Kohsuke Imai, Krzysztof Kalwak, Nubuo Kanazawa, Gülsün Karasu, Zeynep Y Kucuk, Alexandra Laberko, Andrzej Lange, Nizar Mahlaoui, Roland Meisel, D Moshous, Hideki Muramatsu, Suhag Parikh, Srdjan Pasic, Irene Schmid, Catharina Schuetz, Ansgar Schulz, Kirk R Schultz, Peter J Shaw, Mary A Slatter, Karl-Walter Sykora, Shinobu Tamura, Mervi Taskinen, Angela Wawer, Beata Wolska-Kus Nierz, Morton J Cowan, Alain Fischer, Andrew R Gennery
BACKGROUND: Rare DNA breakage-repair disorders predispose to infection and lympho-reticular malignancies. Hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) is curative but co-administered chemo- or radio-therapy is damaging due to systemic radio-sensitivity. We collected HCT outcome data for Nijmegen Breakage syndrome (NBS), DNA ligase IV deficiency (LIG4), Cernunnos-XLF deficiency and ataxia-telangiectasia. METHODS: Data from 38 centres worldwide, including indication, donor, conditioning regimen, graft-versus-host disease (GvHD) and outcome were analyzed...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390845/prevalence-of-malnutrition-in-adult-patients-previously-treated-with%C3%A2-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
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Thibault Brotelle, Richard Lemal, Aurélie Cabrespine, Cécile Combal, Eric Hermet, Aurélie Ravinet, Jacques-Olivier Bay, Corinne Bouteloup
INTRODUCTION: Malnutrition is common after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT), and is a well-known prognostic factor for survival. The nutritional status of patients in a long term after allo-HSCT is less well documented. The main objective of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of malnutrition in adult patients who underwent allo-HSCT more than one year ago. Secondary objectives were to assess body composition, muscle strength, and factors associated with malnutrition...
March 28, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389255/relative-telomere-length-prior-to-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation-hct-and-outcome-after-unrelated-donor-hct-for-acute-leukemia
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Youjin Wang, Tao Wang, Casey Dagnall, Michael Haagenson, Stephen R Spellman, Belynda Hicks, Kristine Jones, Stephanie J Lee, Sharon A Savage, Shahinaz M Gadalla
Telomeres are tandem nucleotide repeats and a protein complex located at the end of the chromosomes maintaining genomic stability. Their potential as a predictive biomarker for outcomes after allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplant (HCT) in hematologic malignancies is still unclear. From the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research (CIBMTR), we randomly selected 536 acute leukemia (AL) patients from those who underwent myeloablative 8/8 HLA-matched unrelated donor HCT between 2005 and 2012, and who had an available pre-HCT blood sample in the repository...
April 4, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371460/hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-and-cellular-therapy
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REVIEW
H-J Kolb
Allogeneic stem cell transplantation is a form of immunotherapy that has increased the chances of survival for patients with relapsed leukemia and high risk leukemia in remission. The major obstacles are graft-vs-host disease (GVHD) involving vital organs and infections. A most efficacious prophylaxis of GVHD is by depleting of T cells from the graft. However, problems of T-depleted transplants are rejection, slow recovery of the immune system and high incidence of relapse of leukemia and myeloma. The major problem of allogeneic transplantation is the separation of a graft-vs-leukemia (GVL) effect from GVHD...
May 2017: HLA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359782/in-vivo-il-4-prevents-allo-antigen-driven-cd8-ctl-development
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Charles S Via, Kateryna Soloviova, Maksym Puliaiev, Roman Puliav, Irina Puliaeva, Suzanne C Morris, Fred D Finkelman
IL-4 has been shown to suppress acute graft vs. host disease (GVHD) in irradiated hosts. Here we evaluated whether IL-4 suppresses acute GVHD in the un-irradiated parent-into-F1 GVHD model with relevance to renal allograft rejection. IL-4 completely suppressed CD8 CTL when administered with donor cells however this effect was lost if its administration was delayed 3days. IL-4 did not inhibit donor CD8(+) T cell homing to the host spleen but rather prevented donor CD8(+) T cell differentiation into CTLs. Studies with IL-4Rα-deficient donor cells or recipient mice demonstrated that IL-4 effects on the host, rather than, or in addition to IL-4 effects on donor cells, were critical for suppression of CTL...
March 27, 2017: Clinical Immunology: the Official Journal of the Clinical Immunology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344563/a-review-of-demographic-medical-and-treatment-variables-associated-with-health-related-quality-of-life-hrqol-in-survivors-of-hematopoietic-stem-cell-hsct-and-bone-marrow-transplantation-bmt-during-childhood
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REVIEW
Trude Reinfjell, Marta Tremolada, Lonnie K Zeltzer
Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is a standard treatment after disease relapse and failure of conventional treatments for cancer in childhood or as a first line treatment for some high-risk cancers. Since hematopoietic stem cells can be found in the marrow (previously called a bone marrow transplantation) or periphery, we refer to HSCT as inclusive of HSCT regardless of the origin of the stem cells. HSCT is associated with adverse side effects, prolonged hospitalization, and isolation. Previous studies have shown that survivors of HSCT are at particularly high risk for developing late effects and medical complications, and thus, in addition to survival, quality of life in survivors of HSCT is an important outcome...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302712/improved-survival-after-acute-graft-vs-host-disease-diagnosis-in-the-modern-era
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Hanna J Khoury, Tao Wang, Michael T Hemmer, Daniel Couriel, Amin Alousi, Corey Cutler, Mahmoud Aljurf, Joseph H Antin, Mouhab Ayas, Minoo Battiwalla, Jean-Yves Cahn, Mitchell Cairo, Yi-Bin Chen, Robert Peter Gale, Shahrukh Hashmi, Robert J Hayashi, Madan Jagasia, Mark Juckett, Rammurti T Kamble, Mohamed Kharfan-Dabaja, Mark Litzow, Navneet Majhail, Alan Miller, Taiga Nishihori, Muna Qayed, Helene Schoemans, Harry C Schouten, Gérard Socié, Jan Storek, Leo Verdonck, Ravi Vij, William A Wood, Lolie Yu, Rodrigo Martino, Matthew Carabasi, Christopher Dandoy, Usama Gergis, Peiman Hematti, Melham Solh, Kareem Jamani, Leslie Lehmann, Bipin Savani, Kirk R Schultz, Baldeep M Wirk, Stephen Spellman, Mukta Arora, Joseph Pidala
Acute graft vs. host disease remains a major threat to successful outcome after allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation. While improvements in treatment and supportive care have occurred, it is unknown whether these advances have resulted in improved outcome specifically among those diagnosed with acute graft vs. host disease. We examined outcome following diagnosis of grade II-IV acute graft vs. host disease according to time period, and examine effects according to original graft vs. host disease prophylaxis regimen and maximum overall grade of acute GVHD...
March 16, 2017: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301690/optimal-dose-of-rabbit-thymoglobulin-in-conditioning-regimens-for-unmanipulated-haploidentical-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-long-term-outcomes-of-a-prospective-randomized-trial
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Ying-Jun Chang, Yu Wang, Xiao-Dong Mo, Xiao-Hui Zhang, Lan-Ping Xu, Chen-Hua Yan, Huan Chen, Yu-Hong Chen, Yao Chen, Wei Han, Feng-Rong Wang, Jing-Zhi Wang, Kai-Yan Liu, Xiao-Jun Huang
BACKGROUND: Antithymocyte globulin (ATG) is an important component of conditioning regimens to prevent severe graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) in patients undergoing unmanipulated, haploidentical stem cell transplantation (haplo-SCT). However, to the authors' knowledge, the optimal dose of ATG is unknown. METHODS: In this prospective, randomized trial, the authors compared the long-term outcomes of 2 ATG doses (rabbit thymoglobulin) used in myeloablative conditioning before unmanipulated haplo-HSCT...
March 16, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298913/cathepsin-e-deficiency-ameliorates-graft-versus-host-disease-and-modifies-dendritic-cell-motility
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Jörg Mengwasser, Liane Babes, Steffen Cordes, Sarah Mertlitz, Katarina Riesner, Yu Shi, Aleixandria McGearey, Martina Kalupa, Thomas Reinheckel, Olaf Penack
Microbial products influence immunity after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-SCT). In this context, the role of cathepsin E (Ctse), an aspartate protease known to cleave bacterial peptides for antigen presentation in dendritic cells (DCs), has not been studied. During experimental acute graft-versus-host disease (GVHD), we found infiltration by Ctse-positive immune cells leading to higher Ctse RNA- and protein levels in target organs. In Ctse-deficient allo-SCT recipients, we found ameliorated GVHD, improved survival, and lower numbers of tissue-infiltrating DCs...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295181/long-term-follow-up-of-patients-receiving-allogeneic-stem-cell-transplant-for-chronic-lymphocytic-leukaemia-mixed-t-cell-chimerism-is-associated-with-high-relapse-risk-and-inferior-survival
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Philip A Thompson, Francesco Stingo, Michael J Keating, William G Wierda, Susan M O'Brien, Zeev Estrov, Celina Ledesma, Katayoun Rezvani, Muzaffar Qazilbash, Nina Shah, Simrit Parmar, Uday Popat, Paolo Anderlini, Nieto Yago, Stefan O Ciurea, Partow Kebriaei, Richard Champlin, Elizabeth J Shpall, Chitra M Hosing
There is limited information regarding the immunological predictors of post-allogeneic stem cell transplant (alloSCT) outcome in chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL), such as mixed T-cell chimerism. We analysed 143 consecutive patients with relapsed/refractory CLL, transplanted between 2000 and 2012, to determine the prognostic relevance of mixed chimerism post-alloSCT and the ability of post-transplant immunomodulation to treat relapse. Mixed T-cell chimerism occurred in 50% of patients at 3 months and 43% at 6 months post-alloSCT; upon 3- and 6-month landmark analysis, this was associated with inferior progression-free survival (PFS) [Hazard ratio (HR) 1·93, P = 0·003 and HR 2·58, P < 0·001] and survival (HR 1·66, P = 0·05 and HR 2·17, P < 0·001), independent of baseline patient characteristics, and a lower rate of grade II-IV acute graft-versus-host disease (GHVD) (16% vs...
March 14, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289507/impact-of-t-cells-on-hematopoietic-stem-and-progenitor-cell-function-good-guys-or-bad-guys
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REVIEW
Sulima Geerman, Martijn A Nolte
When hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells (HSPC) are harvested for transplantation, either from the bone marrow or from mobilized blood, the graft contains a significant number of T cells. It is these T cells that are the major drivers of graft-vs-host disease (GvHD). The risk for GvHD can simply be reduced by the removal of these T cells from the graft. However, this is not always desirable, as this procedure also decreases the engraftment of the transplanted HSPCs and, if applicable, a graft-vs-tumor effect...
February 26, 2017: World Journal of Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279965/lower-levels-of-vitamin-a-are-associated-with-increased-gastrointestinal-graft-versus-host-disease-in-children
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Dana T Lounder, Pooja Khandelwal, Christopher Dandoy, Sonata Jodele, Michael Grimley, Gregory Wallace, Adam Lane, Cynthia Taggart, Ashley Teusink-Cross, Kelly Lake, Stella M Davies
Vitamin A promotes development of mucosal tolerance and enhances differentiation of regulatory T cells. Vitamin A deficiency impairs epithelial integrity, increasing intestinal permeability. We hypothesized that higher vitamin A levels would reduce risk of graft versus host disease through reduced intestinal permeability, reduced mucosal injury, and reduced lymphocyte homing to the gut. We tested this hypothesis in a cohort study of 114 consecutive patients undergoing allogeneic stem cell transplant. Free vitamin A levels were measured in plasma at day 30 post-transplant...
March 9, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273549/low-incidence-of-acute-graft-versus-host-disease-with-short-term-tacrolimus-in-haploidentical-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
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Lei Gao, Jia Liu, Yanqi Zhang, Xinghua Chen, Li Gao, Cheng Zhang, Yao Liu, Peiyan Kong, Jiangfan Zhong, Aihua Sun, Xin Du, Yi Su, Huimin Li, Hong Liu, Xiangui Peng, Xi Zhang
Although tacrolimus (Tac) has immunosuppressive properties and exhibits promising efficacy against graft-versus-host disease (GVHD), little is known about Tac in the prophylaxis of GVHD after HLA-haploidentical hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (haplo-HSCT). In a multicenter randomized controlled trial, 174 patients received haplo-HSCT with GVHD prophylaxis involving short-term Tac (from -8days to +30days) or cyclosporine (CsA). The 100day cumulative incidences of acute GVHD (aGVHD) and grade III-IV aGVHD with the short-term Tac regimen and CsA regimen were 29...
February 24, 2017: Leukemia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263288/a-pilot-randomized-trial-of-adjuvanted-influenza-vaccine-in-adult-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplant-recipients
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Y Natori, A Humar, J Lipton, D D Kim, P Ashton, K Hoschler, D Kumar
The annual influenza vaccine is recommended for hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) patients although studies have shown suboptimal immunogenicity. Influenza vaccine containing an oil-in-water emulsion adjuvant (MF59) may lead to greater immunogenicity in HSCT recipients. We randomized adult allogeneic HSCT patients to receive the 2015-2016 influenza vaccine with or without MF59 adjuvant. Preimmunization and 4-week post-immunization sera underwent strain-specific hemagglutination inhibition assay. We randomized 73 patients and 67 (35 adjuvanted; 32 non-adjuvanted) had paired samples available at follow-up...
March 6, 2017: Bone Marrow Transplantation
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