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S Farmer, V V Shanbhogue, S Hansen, C I Stahlberg, H Vestergaard, A P Hermann, H Frederiksen
: In this cross-sectional study of 45 patients with myeloproliferative neoplasms, we found no evidence of secondary osteoporosis. INTRODUCTION: Patients with essential thrombocythemia (ET) and polycythaemia vera (PV) are at increased risk of fractures but the underlying mechanisms have not been settled. We conducted a study to assess bone mineral density, microarchitecture, estimated bone strength and global bone turnover in 45 patients with ET or PV. METHODS: Patients were evaluated in a cross-sectional study with dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) at the hip and spine; high-resolution peripheral quantitative computed tomography (HR-pQCT) at the distal radius and distal tibia; and biochemical markers of bone turnover including pro-collagen type 1 N-terminal pro-peptide, osteocalcin, C-terminal cross-linking telopeptide of type 1 collagen and bone-specific alkaline phosphatase...
October 13, 2016: Osteoporosis International
Elaine J Hutchison, Josephine A Taverna, Qi Yu, Andrew M Yeager
In contrast to anaemia, polycythaemia is a distinctly uncommon finding in patients with multiple myeloma. We describe the presence of otherwise unexplained polycythaemia in a 57-year-old Caucasian man who was found to have IgG κ multiple myeloma. After treatment of myeloma, the polycythaemia resolved. We reviewed previous reports of polycythaemia associated with multiple myeloma and discuss potential pathophysiological mechanisms that link these 2 conditions.
2016: BMJ Case Reports
Samah Alimam, Susan Bewley, Lucy C Chappell, Marian Knight, Paul Seed, Gabriella Gray, Claire Harrison, Susan Robinson
The reported higher risk of maternal and fetal complications in women with myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN) poses challenge during pregnancy. A national prospective study of maternal and fetal outcomes of pregnant women with a diagnosis of MPN was undertaken via the United Kingdom Obstetric Surveillance System between January 2010 and December 2012. Fifty-eight women with a diagnosis of MPN were identified; 47 (81%) essential thrombocythaemia, five (9%) polycythaemia vera, five (9%) myelofibrosis and one (2%) MPN-unclassified...
October 2016: British Journal of Haematology
Sarah Lawless, Mary Frances McMullin, Robert Cuthbert, Russell Houston
UNLABELLED: (32)P has been available for the treatment of myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) for over seventy years. It was first used in 1938 by John H Lawrence in the treatment of polycythaemia and chronic leukaemias. With the introduction of agents such as hydroxycarbamide, interferon and anagrelide the role of (32)P has been diminished. Today, Polycythaemia Rubra Vera (PRV) and Essential Thrombocythaemia (ET) remain the only myeloproliferative conditions in which (32)P is indicated...
May 2016: Ulster Medical Journal
Bu B Yeap, Mathis Grossmann, Robert I McLachlan, David J Handelsman, Gary A Wittert, Ann J Conway, Bronwyn Ga Stuckey, Douglas W Lording, Carolyn A Allan, Jeffrey D Zajac, Henry G Burger
INTRODUCTION: Part 1 of this position statement dealt with the assessment of male hypogonadism, including the indications for testosterone therapy. This article, Part 2, focuses on treatment and therapeutic considerations for male hypogonadism and identifies key questions for future research. MAIN RECOMMENDATIONS: Key points and recommendations are:Excess cardiovascular events have been reported in some but not all studies of older men without pathological hypogonadism who were given testosterone treatment...
September 5, 2016: Medical Journal of Australia
Rebecca McDonald, Ryan Hodges, Michelle Knight, Mark Teoh, Andrew Edwards, Peter Neil, Euan M Wallace, Philip DeKoninck
INTRODUCTION: Monochorionic-diamniotic (MCDA) twin pregnancies are high risk, due to twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS), twin anaemia polycythaemia sequence (TAPS) and intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR). There is limited evidence to guide ultrasound surveillance protocols. Using a retrospective cohort, we aimed to provide insight into the optimal interval of ultrasound surveillance. METHODS: Retrospective cohort of women with MCDA pregnancies who received antenatal care at Monash Medical Centre (January 2011-October 2014)...
August 25, 2016: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
I S Tiong, D A Casolari, T Nguyen, M J M Van Velzen, K Ambler, R J D'Andrea, D M Ross
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2016: Blood Cancer Journal
Sabit Delic, Dominic Rose, Wolfgang Kern, Niroshan Nadarajah, Claudia Haferlach, Torsten Haferlach, Manja Meggendorfer
Molecular routine diagnostics for BCR-ABL1-negative myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN) currently focusses on mutations in JAK2, CALR and MPL. In recent years, recurrent mutations in MPNs have been identified in several other genes. We here present the validation of a next generation sequencing (NGS)-based 28-gene panel and its use in MPN. We analysed the mutation status of 28 genes in 100 MPN patients [40 essential thrombocythaemia (ET), 30 primary myelofibrosis (PMF), 30 polycythaemia vera (PV)] and found two or more mutated genes in 53 patients...
July 22, 2016: British Journal of Haematology
Arundhati Gosavi, Pradip D Vijayakumar, Bryan Sw Ng, May-Han Loh, Lay Geok Tan, Nuryanti Johana, Yi Wan Tan, Dedy Sandikin, Lin Lin Su, Tuangsit Wataganara, Arijit Biswas, Mahesh A Choolani, Citra Nz Mattar
INTRODUCTION: Management of complicated monochorionic twins and certain intrauterine structural anomalies is a pressing challenge in communities still lacking advanced fetal therapy. We describe our efforts to rapidly initiate selective feticide using radiofrequency ablation (RFA) and selective fetoscopic laser photocoagulation (SFLP) for twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) and present the latter as a potential model for aspiring fetal therapy units. METHODS: Five pregnancies with fetal complications were identified for RFA...
July 21, 2016: Singapore Medical Journal
N E De Maeyer, S Van Lommel, T Devos, B Buyse, K Nackaerts
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October 2016: Thorax
Aoibhinn Clinton, Mary Frances McMullin
The Philadelphia negative myeloproliferative neoplasms include polycythaemia vera (PV), essential thrombocytopenia (ET) and primary myelofibrosis (PMF). Patients with these conditions were mainly thought to harbour JAK2V617F mutations or an Myeloproliferative leukaemia (MPL) substitution. In 2013, two revolutionary studies identified recurrent mutations in a gene that encodes the protein calreticulin (CALR). This mutation was detected in patients with PMF and ET with non-mutated JAK2 or MPL but was absent in patients with PV...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical Pathology
J Stirnemann, G Chalouhi, M Essaoui, N Bahi-Buisson, P Sonigo, A-E Millischer, A Lapillonne, V Guigue, L J Salomon, Y Ville
OBJECTIVE: To describe the incidence and nature of prenatal brain damage following fetoscopic laser selective coagulation (FLSC) of placental vessels for twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS). DESIGN: Retrospective observational study. SETTING: Single center cohort. POPULATION: All consecutive cases referred for TTTS treated by FLSC between 2003 and 2015. METHODS: After the FLSC, patients were followed weekly by ultrasound...
June 27, 2016: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Chang-Hun Park, Ki-O Lee, Jun-Ho Jang, Chul Won Jung, Jong-Won Kim, Sun-Hee Kim, Hee-Jin Kim
Gain-of-function mutations in JAK2 are the molecular hallmarks of polycythaemia vera (PV), one of the myeloproliferative neoplasms. Most (∼95%) patients harbour V617F mutation in exon 15, while the rest have small insertion/deletion mutations in exon 12. We investigated JAK2 mutations in 42 Korean patients with PV. V617F was detected by sequencing and allele-specific PCR. When V617F was negative, sequencing and fragment length analyses were performed to detect exon 12 mutations. As a result, all patients had JAK2 mutations: 37 (88%) harboured V617F, and 5 (12%) had exon 12 mutations...
August 2016: Journal of Clinical Pathology
M S Y Low, S Vilcassim, P Fedele, G Grigoriadis
Excessive anabolic androgenic steroids (both exogenous and endogenous) are known causes of polycythaemia and ischaemic cardiovascular events. Despite this, they are commonly forgotten in the workup of patients. We report a case of exogenous anabolic androgenic steroid-induced polycythaemia and stroke and explore possible pitfalls for clinicians.
April 2016: Internal Medicine Journal
Samer A Srour, Susan S Devesa, Lindsay M Morton, David P Check, Rochelle E Curtis, Martha S Linet, Graça M Dores
Descriptive epidemiological information on myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) and myelodysplastic (MDS)/MPNs is largely derived from single institution and European population-based studies. Data obtained following adoption of the World Health Organization classification of haematopoietic neoplasms and JAK2 V617F mutation testing are sparse. Using population-based data, we comprehensively assessed subtype-specific MPN and MDS/MPN incidence rates (IRs), IR ratios (IRRs) and relative survival (RS) in the United States (2001-12)...
August 2016: British Journal of Haematology
Adrian P Trifa, Claudia Bănescu, Mihaela Tevet, Anca Bojan, Delia Dima, Laura Urian, Tünde Török-Vistai, Viola M Popov, Mihnea Zdrenghea, Ljubomir Petrov, Anca Vasilache, Meilin Murat, Daniela Georgescu, Mihaela Popescu, Oana Pătrinoiu, Marius Balea, Roxana Costache, Elena Coleș, Carmen Șaguna, Nicoleta Berbec, Ana-Maria Vlădăreanu, Romeo G Mihăilă, Horia Bumbea, Andrei Cucuianu, Radu A Popp
Polycythaemia vera (PV), essential thrombocythaemia (ET) and primary myelofibrosis (PMF) represent typical myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN), usually characterized by specific somatic driver mutations (JAK2 V617F, CALR and MPL). JAK2 46/1 haplotype and telomerase reverse transcriptase gene (TERT) rs2736100 A>C single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) could represent a large fraction of the genetic predisposition seen in MPN. The rs10974944 C>G SNP, tagging the JAK2 46/1 haplotype, and the TERT rs2736100 A>C SNP were genotyped in 529 MPN patients with known JAK2 V617F, CALR and MPL status, and 433 controls...
July 2016: British Journal of Haematology
Jacques A J Malherbe, Kathryn A Fuller, Bob Mirzai, Simon Kavanagh, Chi-Chiu So, Ho-Wan Ip, Belinda B Guo, Cecily Forsyth, Rebecca Howman, Wendy N Erber
AIMS: Megakaryocyte expansion in myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) is due to uncontrolled proliferation accompanied by dysregulation of proapoptotic and antiapoptotic mechanisms. Here we have investigated the intrinsic and extrinsic apoptotic pathways of megakaryocytes in human MPNs to further define the mechanisms involved. METHODS: The megakaryocytic expression of proapoptotic caspase-8, caspase-9, Diablo, p53 and antiapoptotic survivin proteins was investigated in bone marrow specimens of the MPNs (n=145) and controls (n=15) using immunohistochemistry...
April 8, 2016: Journal of Clinical Pathology
Sadia Sultan, Syed Mohammed Irfan, Sania Murad
BACKGROUND: Polycythaemia rubra vera (PV) is a Philadelphia chromosome negative myeloproliferative neoplasm characterized by increased red cell production, independent of the mechanisms that regulate normal erythropoiesis. The aim of this study was to analyze the clinico-epidemiological profile of Pakistani patients with PV. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this retrospective cross sectional study, 26 patients with PV were enrolled from January 2010 to December 2014. They were diagnosed based on WHO criteria...
2016: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
Deepak Sharma, Nazanin Farahbakhsh, Sweta Shastri, Pradeep Sharma
Small for gestational age (SGA) infants have been classically defined as having birth weight less than two standard deviations below the mean or less than the 10th percentile of a population-specific birth weight for specific gestational age, whereas intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) has been defined as a rate of foetal growth that is less than normal for the population and for the growth potential of a specific infant. SGA infants have more frequent problems such as perinatal asphyxia, hypothermia, hypoglycaemia, polycythaemia and many more when compared with their appropriate for gestational age counterpart...
December 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Marianna Minnetti, Ashley Grossman
It is now understood that specific somatic and germline mutations may lead to the development of the neuroendocrine tumours (NETs). NETs usually occur as sporadic isolated tumours, although they also may present as part of complex familial endocrine cancer syndromes, such as multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN1) and type 2 (MEN2), Von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) and neurofibromatosis syndromes, tuberous sclerosis, Carney triad and dyad, Reed syndrome and polycythaemia-paraganglioma syndromes. Only in MEN2 syndrome is there a specific genotype-phenotype correlation, although in both sporadic and syndromic NETs some gene mutations are associated with specific clinico-pathological features and prognosis...
January 2016: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism
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