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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645005/application-of-stem-cell-derived-neuronal-cells-to-evaluate-neurotoxic-chemotherapy
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Claudia Wing, Masaaki Komatsu, Shannon M Delaney, Matthew Krause, Heather E Wheeler, M Eileen Dolan
The generation of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) and differentiation to cells composing major organs has opened up the possibility for a new model system to study adverse toxicities associated with chemotherapy. Therefore, we used human iPSC-derived neurons to study peripheral neuropathy, one of the most common adverse effects of chemotherapy and cause for dose reduction. To determine the utility of these neurons in investigating the effects of neurotoxic chemotherapy, we measured morphological differences in neurite outgrowth, cell viability as determined by ATP levels and apoptosis through measures of caspase 3/7 activation following treatment with clinically relevant concentrations of platinating agents (cisplatin, oxaliplatin and carboplatin), taxanes (paclitaxel, docetaxel and nab-paclitaxel), a targeted proteasome inhibitor (bortezomib), an antiangiogenic compound (thalidomide), and 5-fluorouracil, a chemotherapeutic that does not cause neuropathy...
June 15, 2017: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644354/development-and-function-of-immune-cells-in-an-adolescent-patient-with-a-deficiency-in-the-interleukin-10-receptor
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Sharon Veenbergen, Marieke A van Leeuwen, Gertjan J Driessen, Rogier Kersseboom, Lilian F de Ruiter, Rolien H C Raatgeep, Dicky J Lindenbergh-Kortleve, Ytje Simons-Oosterhuis, Katharina Biermann, Dicky J J Halley, Lissy de Ridder, Johanna C Escher, Janneke N Samsom
OBJECTIVE: Monogenic defects in the interleukin-10 (IL-10) pathway are extremely rare and cause infantile-onset inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)-like pathology. Understanding how immune responses are dysregulated in monogenic IBD-like diseases can provide valuable insight in "classical" IBD pathogenesis. Here, we studied long-term immune cell development and function in an adolescent IL-10 receptor (IL10RA)-deficient patient who presented in infancy with severe colitis and fistulizing perianal disease and is currently treated with immune suppressants...
July 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639453/atypical-primary-cutaneous-rosai-dorfman-disease-a-case-report
#3
Anna E Kinio, Michael A Sawchuk, Melanie Pratt
BACKGROUND: Rosai Dorfman disease (RDD) is a rare disorder that typically presents with bilateral cervical lymphadenopathy and follows a benign course. OBJECTIVE: We present a case of late-onset atypical primary cutaneous RDD that is resistant to treatment modalities described in the literature. METHODS: Case report. RESULTS: An 84-year-old woman presented with a 7-year history of cutaneous lesions histologically consistent with RDD...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636891/comparison-of-cyclophosphamide-thalidomide-dexamethasone-to-bortezomib-cyclophosphamide-dexamethasone-as-induction-therapy-for-multiple-myeloma-patients-in-brazil
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Suelen Vigolo, Joice Zuckermann, Rosane Isabel Bittencourt, Lúcia Silla, Diogo André Pilger
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: Chemotherapy followed by autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) remains the standard treatment for multiple myeloma (MM). Thalidomide or bortezomib may be combined with cyclophosphamide and dexamethasone, in what are known as the CTD and VCD protocols, respectively. The objective of this study was to evaluate the clinical characteristics and response rates obtained with CTD and VCD, observing whether the inclusion of bortezomib to treat MM patients in Brazil increases therapeutic efficiency...
June 15, 2017: Hematology/oncology and Stem Cell Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606832/extramammary-paget-s-disease-of-the-oral-mucosa-and-perioral-skin
#5
Xiangjian Wang, Lanyan Wu, Xueke Shi, Xin He, Wei Li, Hongmei Zhou
Extramammary Paget's disease (EMPD) is an unusual intraepidermal adenocarcinoma. Only 2 cases of EMPD in the oral mucosa have been reported previously. Here, we present the first report of a rare case of Paget's disease of the oral mucosa and perioral skin with extensive contiguous erythematous and erosive manifestations. Ultimately, the patient was treated with oral thalidomide for 8 weeks. We noticed an improvement with resolution of symptoms. A 3-year follow-up showed no relapse. Thus, this case may provide new insights to clinicians about treatment of EMPD...
May 11, 2017: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603431/hereditary-hemorrhagic-telangiectasia-and-pregnancy-potential-adverse-events-and-pregnancy-outcomes
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REVIEW
Omar Bari, Philip R Cohen
Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT) is an autosomal dominant condition with a prevalence of ~1 in 5,000 individuals. The pathophysiology of this condition centers on the lack of capillary beds between arterioles and venules, leading to direct contact between these vessels. This results in telangiectases on characteristic locations such as the face, fingers, mouth, and nasal mucosa. Visceral arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) are also observed in many patients, and these are most commonly seen in the brain, gastrointestinal tract, and lungs...
2017: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602874/intravenous-immunoglobulins-improve-survival-in-monoclonal-gammopathy-associated-systemic-capillary-leak-syndrome
#7
Marc Pineton de Chambrun, Marie Gousseff, Wladimir Mauhin, Jean-Christophe Lega, Marc Lambert, Sophie Rivière, Antoine Dossier, Marc Ruivard, François Lhote, Gilles Blaison, Laurent Alric, Christian Agard, David Saadoun, Julie Graveleau, Martin Soubrier, Marie-Josée Lucchini-Lecomte, Christine Christides, Annick Bosseray, Hervé Levesque, Jean-François Viallard, Nathalie Tieulie, Pierre-Yves Lovey, Sylvie Le Moal, Béatrice Bibes, Giuseppe Malizia, Pierre Abgueguen, François Lifermann, Jacques Ninet, Pierre-Yves Hatron, Zahir Amoura
BACKGROUND: Monoclonal gammopathy-associated systemic capillary-leak syndrome, also known as Clarkson disease, is a rare condition characterized by recurrent life-threatening episodes of capillary hyper-permeability in the context of a monoclonal gammopathy. This study was conducted to better describe the clinical characteristics, natural history, and long-term outcome of monoclonal gammopathy-associated systemic capillary-leak syndrome. METHODS: We conducted a cohort analysis of all patients included in the European Clarkson disease (EurêClark) registry between January 1997 and March 2016...
June 8, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601492/new-agents-in-multiple-myeloma-an%C3%A2-examination-of-safety-profiles
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REVIEW
Sara Bringhen, Edwin De Wit, Meletios-Athanassios Dimopoulos
Numerous treatments are available for relapsed and/or refractory multiple myeloma (MM), with safety profiles varying across drug classes and across agents within the same class. Thus, it is important to understand the toxicities of each antimyeloma agent when making treatment decisions. Neutropenia is commonly associated with lenalidomide and pomalidomide, and may be common with histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitors, but is relatively unusual with thalidomide, bortezomib, and carfilzomib. Infection was common in trials of lenalidomide and pomalidomide, and upper respiratory tract infection and pneumonia have been seen with carfilzomib...
May 10, 2017: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597542/the-efficacy-and-safety-of-gemcitabine-cisplatin-prednisone-thalidomide-versus-chop-in-patients-with-newly-diagnosed-peripheral-t-cell-lymphoma-with-analysis-of-biomarkers
#9
Ling Li, Wenjing Duan, Lei Zhang, Xin Li, Xiaorui Fu, Xinhua Wang, Jingjing Wu, Zhenchang Sun, Xudong Zhang, Yu Chang, Feifei Nan, Jiaqin Yan, Zhaoming Li, Ken H Young, Mingzhi Zhang
We compared the efficacy and safety of gemcitabine, cisplatin, prednisone and thalidomide (GDPT) with standard CHOP regimen (cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, prednisone) for patients with newly diagnosed peripheral T-cell lymphoma (PTCL) in a prospective randomized controlled and open-label clinical trial. Between July 2010 and June 2016, 103 patients were randomly allocated into two groups, of whom 52 were treated with GDPT therapy and 51 with CHOP therapy. The 2-year progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS) rates were better in the GDPT group than in the CHOP group (57% vs...
June 9, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591409/impact-of-concomitant-dexamethasone-dosing-schedule-on-bortezomib-induced-peripheral-neuropathy-in-multiple-myeloma
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Shaji K Kumar, Jacob P Laubach, Thomas J Giove, Maureen Quick, Rachel Neuwirth, Godwin Yung, S Vincent Rajkumar, Paul G Richardson
Peripheral neuropathy (PN) is the most troublesome adverse event associated with the proteasome inhibitor bortezomib. Studies suggest an inflammatory aetiology for bortezomib-induced PN (BiPN) and it has been hypothesized that reducing inflammation with concomitant dexamethasone may reduce BiPN incidence and/or severity. We retrospectively analysed PN rates from 32 studies (2697 patients with previously untreated multiple myeloma) incorporating bortezomib and differing dexamethasone schedules: partnered dosing (days of and after bortezomib), weekly dosing, and other dosing schedules (e...
June 7, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583668/-pomalidomide-for-multiple-myeloma
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Aurore Dougé, Richard Lemal, Carine Chaleteix
Pomalidomide is a second-generation immunomodulatory drug (IMID). Its efficiency overtakes its predecessors' (thalidomide, lenalidomide), with less toxicity. It is indicated in the treatment of refractory or relapsed multiple myeloma, associated to dexamethasone. It is available in France since 2013, following the results of different studies.
June 2, 2017: Bulletin du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583087/incomplete-ileus-and-hemafecia-as-the-presenting-features-of-multi-organ-involved-primary-systemic-al-amyloidosis-a-rare-case-report
#12
Li Tian, Anliu Tang, Xian Zhang, Zhen Mei, Fen Liu, Jingbo Li, Xiayu Li, Feiyan Ai, Xiaoyan Wang, Shourong Shen
BACKGROUND: AL Amyloidosis is known to be a systemic disease affecting multiple organs and tissue while it's rare that patients present with gastrointestinal symptoms at first and later develop multiple-organ dysfuction. Clinical signs are not specific and the diagnosis is rarely given before performing immunofixation and endoscopy with multiple biopsies. We would like to emphasize the value of precise diagnostic process of AL amyloidosis. CASE PRESENTATION: In this case report, we describe a 56-year-old man who presented with recurrent periumbilical pain for 4 months and gradually worsened over a month...
June 5, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579833/multiple-myeloma-in-niger-delta-nigeria-complications-and-the-outcome-of-palliative-interventions
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Ogbonna Collins Nwabuko, Elizabeth Eneikido Igbigbi, Innocent Ijezie Chukwuonye, Martin Anazodo Nnoli
BACKGROUND: Multiple myeloma (MM) is one of the hematological malignancies that require palliative care. This is because of the life-threatening nature and the suffering associated with the illness. The aim of this study is to bring to the fore the complications experienced by people living with MM in the Niger-Delta region of Nigeria and the outcome of various palliative interventions. METHODS: This was a 10-year multi-center retrospective study of 26 patients diagnosed and managed in three major centers in the Niger-Delta region of Nigeria from January 2003 to December 2012...
2017: Cancer Management and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571559/a-mini-review-on-thalidomide-chemistry-mechanisms-of-action-therapeutic-potential-and-anti-angiogenic-properties-in-multiple-myeloma
#14
Annalisa Mercurio, Giulia Adriani, Alessia Catalano, Alessia Carocci, Luigia Rao, Giovanni Lentini, Maria Maddalena Cavalluzzi, Carlo Franchini, Angelo Vacca, Filomena Corbo
Thalidomide is a drug with interesting therapeutic properties but also with severe side effects, which require a careful and monitored use. Potential immunomodulatory, anti-inflammatory, anti-angiogenic and sedative properties make thalidomide a good candidate for the treatment of several diseases such as multiple myeloma. Through an increase in the degradation of TNFα-mRNA, thalidomide reduces the production of TNFα by monocytes and macrophages stimulated by lipopolysaccharide or by T lymphocytes induced by mitogenic stimuli...
May 31, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567420/prognostic-significance-of-blood-transfusion-in-newly-diagnosed-multiple-myeloma-patients-without-autologous-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
#15
Liping Fan, Danhui Fu, Jinping Zhang, Haobo Huang, Qingqing Wang, Yamei Ye, Qianling Xie
The aim of this study was to evaluate whether blood transfusions affect overall survival (OS) and progression-free survival (PFS) in newly diagnosed multiple myeloma (MM) patients without hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. A total of 181 patients were enrolled and divided into two groups: 68 patients in the transfused group and 113 patients in the nontransfused group. Statistical analyses showed that there were significant differences in ECOG scoring, Ig isotype, platelet (Plt) counts, hemoglobin (Hb) level, serum creatinine (Scr) level, and β2-microglobulin (β2-MG) level between the two groups...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554655/hemorrhagic-angiodysplasia-of-the-digestive-tract-pathogenesis-diagnosis-and-management
#16
REVIEW
Aymeric Becq, Gabriel Rahmi, Guillaume Perrod, Christophe Cellier
Gastrointestinal angiodysplasia (GIA) is an acquired vascular superficial lesion, which presents typically as a bright red, irregular, round-shaped, slightly elevated lesion. GIAs are often seen in patients over 60 years of age and are mostly located in the colon (cecum and ascending).The cause and mechanisms of GIA have yet to be completely understood. Small-bowel GIAs are often diagnosed in the setting of obscure gastrointestinal bleeding (OGIB). In some cases, GIAs are associated with aortic stenosis, Von Willebrand's disease, chronic renal disease, and liver disease...
May 26, 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546528/comparative-proteomic-profiling-of-sera-from-patients-with-refractory-multiple-myeloma-reveals-potential-biomarkers-predicting-response-to-bortezomib-based-therapy
#17
Magdalena Łuczak, Tadeusz Kubicki, Zuzanna Rzetelska, Tomasz Szczepaniak, Anna Przybyłowicz-Chalecka, Błażej Ratajczak, Joanna Czerwińska-Rybak, Adam Nowicki, Monika Joks, Andrzej Jakubowiak, Mieczysław Komarnicki, Dominik Dytfeld
INTRODUCTION    In the era of novel agent implementation in multiple myeloma (MM) regimens, drug resistance has become a key factor undermining the results of treatment. Identifying biomarkers allows the prediction of therapy outcomes with specific agents and may lead to the avoidance of resistance. OBJECTIVES    This study aimed to identify biomarkers in the pretreatment sera of patients with refractory/relapsed MM that differ from those in the sera of patients who achieved a better depth of response from bortezomib-containing therapy...
May 25, 2017: Polish Archives of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545410/combined-proximal-tubulopathy-crystal-storing-histiocytosis-and-cast-nephropathy-in-a-patient-with-light-chain-multiple-myeloma
#18
Chung-Kuan Wu, An-Hang Yang, Hung-Chih Lai, Bing-Shi Lin
BACKGROUND: The diagnosis of myeloma, a plasma dyscrasia, often results from the workup of unexplained renal disease. Persistent renal failure in myeloma is commonly caused by tubular nephropathy due to circulating immunoglobulins and free light chains. Myeloma cast nephropathy is characterized by crystalline precipitates of monoclonal light chains within distal tubules. Immunoglobulin crystallization rarely occurs intracellularly, within proximal tubular cells (light chain proximal tubulopathy) and interstitial histiocytes (crystal-storing histiocytosis)...
May 25, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541791/subsidies-for-oral-chemotherapy-and-use-of-immunomodulatory-drugs-among-medicare-beneficiaries-with-myeloma
#19
Adam J Olszewski, Stacie B Dusetzina, Charles B Eaton, Amy J Davidoff, Amal N Trivedi
Purpose The low-income subsidy (LIS) substantially lowers out-of-pocket costs for qualifying Medicare Part D beneficiaries who receive orally administered chemotherapy. We examined the association of LIS with the use of novel oral immunomodulatory drugs (IMiDs; lenalidomide and thalidomide) among beneficiaries with myeloma, who can receive either orally administered or parenteral (bortezomib-based) therapy. Methods Using SEER-Medicare data, we identified Part D beneficiaries diagnosed with myeloma in 2007 to 2011...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538510/thalidomide-induced-stroke-in-a-child-with-thalassemia-major
#20
Sushil Gunaseelan, Anand Prakash
β-thalassemia major is a hereditary anemia resulting from defects in β-globin production. It is also characterized by a hypercoagulable state with an increased risk of thrombosis. Thalidomide, a drug known for its immunomodulating and antiangiogenic properties, has recently been demonstrated to induce γ-globin gene expression and to increase the proliferation of erythroid cells. An increasing incidence of thromboembolic events in thalidomide-treated patients has been reported. This is often in the context of thalidomide combinations with other drugs, including steroids and particularly anthracycline-based chemotherapy, and with very low incidence of thrombosis with single-agent thalidomide treatment...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
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