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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441234/validation-of-an-administrative-definition-of-icu-admission-using-revenue-center-codes
#1
Gary E Weissman, Rebecca A Hubbard, Rachel Kohn, George L Anesi, Scott Manaker, Meeta Prasad Kerlin, Scott D Halpern
OBJECTIVES: Describe the operating characteristics of a proposed set of revenue center codes to correctly identify ICU stays among hospitalized patients. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. We report the operating characteristics of all ICU-related revenue center codes for intensive and coronary care, excluding nursery, intermediate, and incremental care, to identify ICU stays. We use a classification and regression tree model to further refine identification of ICU stays using administrative data...
April 22, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419558/age-but-not-philadelphia-positivity-impairs-outcome-in-older-elderly-patients-with-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-in-sweden
#2
Piotr Kozlowski, Emma Lennmyr, Lucia Ahlberg, Per Bernell, Erik Hulegårdh, Holger Karbach, Karin Karlsson, Beata Tomaszewska-Toporska, Maria Åström, Heléne Hallböök
OBJECTIVES: Older/elderly patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) are poorly represented in clinical trials. METHODS: Using Swedish national leukemia registries, we investigated disease/patient characteristics, treatment choices, outcome, and the impact of an age-adapted protocol (introduced in 2009) in this population-based study of patients aged 55-85 years, diagnosed with ALL 2005-2012. RESULTS: Of 174 patients, 82% had B-phenotype, 11% Burkitt leukemia (excluded), and 7% T-phenotype...
April 18, 2017: European Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411309/calreticulin-mutations-in-bulgarian-mpn-patients
#3
Ivan Pavlov, Evgueniy Hadjiev, Tzvetan Alaikov, Sylva Spassova, Angel Stoimenov, Elissaveta Naumova, Velizar Shivarov, Milena Ivanova
Somatic mutations in JAK2, MPL and CALR are recurrently identified in most of the cases with Philadelphia chromosome negative myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs). We applied four molecular genetic methods for identification of CALR exon 9 mutations, including high resolution melt (HRM) analysis, Sanger sequencing, semiconductor target genes sequencing and whole exome sequencing. A total of 78 patients with myeloid malignancies were included in the study. We identified 14 CALR exon 9 mutated cases out of 78 studied patients with myeloid malignancies...
April 14, 2017: Pathology Oncology Research: POR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408464/targetable-kinase-gene-fusions-in-high-risk-b-all-a-study-from-the-children-s-oncology-group
#4
Shalini C Reshmi, Richard C Harvey, Kathryn G Roberts, Eileen Stonerock, Amy Smith, Heather Jenkins, I-Ming Chen, Marc Valentine, Yu Liu, Yongjin Li, Ying Shao, John Easton, Debbie Payne-Turner, Zhaohui Gu, Thai Hoa Tran, Jonathan V Nguyen, Meenakshi Devidas, Yunfeng Dai, Nyla A Heerema, Andrew J Carroll, Elizabeth A Raetz, Michael J Borowitz, Brent L Wood, Anne L Angiolillo, Michael J Burke, Wanda L Salzer, Patrick A Zweidler-McKay, Karen R Rabin, William L Carroll, Jinghui Zhang, Mignon L Loh, Charles G Mullighan, Cheryl L Willman, Julie M Gastier-Foster, Stephen P Hunger
Philadelphia chromosome-like acute lymphoblastic leukemia (Ph-like ALL) is a high-risk subtype characterized by genomic alterations that activate cytokine receptor and kinase signaling. We examined the frequency and spectrum of targetable genetic lesions in a retrospective cohort of 1389 consecutively diagnosed childhood B-ALL patients with high-risk clinical features and/or elevated minimal residual disease at the end of remission induction therapy. The Ph-like gene expression profile was identified in 341 of 1389 patients, 57 of which were excluded from additional analysis because of the presence of BCR-ABL1 (n=46) or ETV6-RUNX1 (n=11)...
April 13, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406385/retrospective-chart-review-of-hospitalizations-and-costs-associated-with-the-treatment-of-adults-with-philadelphia-negative-b-cell-relapsed-or-refractory-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-in-belgium
#5
Johan Maertens, Carlos Graux, Dimitri Breems, Violaine Havelange, Sebastian Wittnebel, Daniëlle Strens, Caroline Hoefkens
OBJECTIVES: To quantify hospitalizations and costs among adults with Philadelphia-negative relapsed or refractory (R/R) B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) who received current salvage chemotherapies in Belgium. METHODS: A retrospective chart review identified patients aged ≥18 years and hospitalized between 2005 and 2015 for Ph-negative R/R B-cell ALL. Data were collected from the index date (first diagnosis of R/R ALL) until death or loss to follow-up...
April 13, 2017: Acta Clinica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405136/ifosfamide-induced-encephalopathy-precipitated-by-aprepitant-a-rarely-manifested-side-effect-of-drug-interaction
#6
Pritam Sureshchandra Kataria, Pradip Piraji Kendre, Apurva A Patel
Central nervous system (CNS) toxicity has been reported in approximately 10%-30% of patients receiving intravenous infusions of ifosfamide. Encephalopathy is a rare but serious CNS adverse reaction in these patients, and although usually transient and reversible, may cause persistent neurological dysfunction or death. Clinical features range from fatigue and confusion to coma and death. Ifosfamide forms backbone of various treatment regimens including curative treatment and palliative chemotherapy regimen. Precipitation of ifosfamide-induced encephalopathy (IIE) by aprepitant has been reported in the literature rarely...
January 2017: Journal of Pharmacology & Pharmacotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401025/adult-acute-precursor-b-cell-lymphoblastic-leukemia-presenting-as-hypercalcemia-and-osteolytic-bone-lesions
#7
Nikki Charlotta Paul Granacher, Zwi N Berneman, Wilfried Schroyens, Ann L R Van de Velde, Anke Verlinden, Alain P A Gadisseur
BACKGROUND: Osteolytic bone lesions and hypercalcemia without peripheral blasts B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL) is reported in children but rarely seen in adults. CASE PRESENTATION: We describe the case of a 34-year old man presenting with hypercalcemia and symptomatic osteolytic bone lesions of vertebrae and ribs who was initially suspected as having a solid malignancy. Diagnostic work-up including peripheral blood examination, radiographic and nuclear studies could, however, not detect a primary tumor...
2017: Experimental Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395443/-clinical-analysis-of-adult-philadelphia-chromosome-positive-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-with-p16-gene-deletion
#8
B L He, N Xu, Y L Li, C Y Pan, R Cao, L B Liao, C X Yin, Y Q Lan, Z Y Lu, J X Huang, H S Zhou, Q F Liu, X L Liu
Objective: To investigate the clinical implications of p16 gene deletion in adult Philadelphia chromosome-positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia (Ph(+) ALL) . Methods: Retrospective analysis of clinical, immunophenotypic, cytogenetics, molecular characteristics and prognosis of 80 newly diagnosed Ph(+) ALL patients with p16 deletion. Results: Of 80 adult Ph(+) ALL, the prevalence of p16 gene deletion was 31.3%. p16 gene deletion carriers frequently accompanied with high WBC counts (WBC≥30×10(9)/L) and CD20 expression...
March 14, 2017: Zhonghua Xue Ye Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Xueyexue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390196/pi3k-isoform-inhibition-associated-with-anti-bcr-abl-drugs-shows-in-vitro-increased-anti-leukemic-activity-in-philadelphia-chromosome-positive-b-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-cell-lines
#9
Simona Ultimo, Carolina Simioni, Alberto M Martelli, Giorgio Zauli, Camilla Evangelisti, Claudio Celeghini, James A McCubrey, Giorgia Marisi, Paola Ulivi, Silvano Capitani, Luca M Neri
B-acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL) is a malignant disorder characterized by the abnormal proliferation of B-cell progenitors. Philadelphia chromosome-positive (Ph+) B-ALL is a subtype that expresses the Bcr-Abl fusion protein which represents a negative prognostic factor. Constitutive activation of the phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase/Akt/mammalian target of rapamycin (PI3K/Akt/mTOR) network is a common feature of B-ALL, influencing cell growth and survival. In the present study, we aimed to investigate the efficacy of PI3K isoform inhibition in B-ALL cell lines harboring the Bcr-Abl fusion protein...
April 4, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387926/overall-survival-with-ponatinib-versus-allogeneic-stem-cell-transplantation-in-philadelphia-chromosome-positive-leukemias-with-the-t315i-mutation
#10
Franck E Nicolini, Grzegorz W Basak, Dong-Wook Kim, Eduardo Olavarria, Javier Pinilla-Ibarz, Jane F Apperley, Timothy Hughes, Dietger Niederwieser, Michael J Mauro, Charles Chuah, Andreas Hochhaus, Giovanni Martinelli, Maral DerSarkissian, Mei Sheng Duh, Lisa J McGarry, Hagop M Kantarjian, Jorge E Cortes
BACKGROUND: Effective treatment options for patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) or Philadelphia-positive (Ph+) acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) who have the threonine to isoleucine mutation at codon 315 (T315I) are few. The objective of this study was to compare overall survival (OS) between patients with CML and those with Ph+ ALL who received treatment with ponatinib versus allogeneic stem cell transplantation (allo-SCT). METHODS: A post hoc, retrospective, indirect comparison of OS among patients who received single-agent ponatinib in the Ponatinib Ph+ ALL and CML Evaluation (PACE) trial with those who underwent allo-SCT as reported to the European Bone Marrow Transplant registry, stratified by CML disease phase and Ph+ ALL, was conducted...
April 7, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382538/treatment-of-philadelphia-chromosome-positive-acute-lymphocytic-leukemia
#11
REVIEW
Aaron Ronson, Ariella Tvito, Jacob M Rowe
Opinion statementOver the past 15 years, the landscape of Ph+ ALL has changed dramatically. No longer the most dreaded form of acute leukemia, the advent of tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) has ushered in a new era, as TKIs have become the backbone of any treatment regimen for Ph+ ALL. A greater number achieve a complete remission allowing for more patients to get the transplant, although probably less patients need a transplant. For the first time in decades, there is hope for older patients with Ph+ ALL...
March 2017: Current Treatment Options in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379283/blinatumomab-blincyto%C3%A2-lessons-learned-from-the-bispecific-t-cell-engager-bite%C3%A2-in-acute-lymphocytic-leukemia-all
#12
Greg Friberg, David Reese
BiTE® antibody constructs are single-chain bispecific antibodies with specificity for CD3 on the T cell and a selected surface antigen on a tumor cell. When infused into patients, they are capable of eliciting a polyclonal T cell response that is unrestricted by T cell receptor specificity, presence of MHC class, or additional T cell co-stimuli. The most clinically advanced is the CD19/CD3 construct blinatumomab (Blincyto®), which is approved in the US and EU for relapsed and refractory Philadelphia negative B-cell precursor ALL...
March 31, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367276/the-effect-of-whole-brain-radiation-wbi-and-karnofsky-performance-status-kps-on-survival-of-patients-receiving-stereotactic-radiosurgery-srs-for-second-brain-metastatic-event
#13
D R Brown, R Lanciano, C Heal, A Hanlon, J Yang, J Feng, M Stanley, R Buonocore, A Okpaku, W Ding, S Arrigo, J Lamond, L Brady
OBJECTIVE: The objective of the present study is to analyze prognostic factors affecting survival of patients receiving stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) for second brain metastatic event (SBME) following initial treatment with whole brain irradiation (WBI), surgical resection, or previous SRS. METHODS: The 88 patients treated with SRS for SBME at Philadelphia CyberKnife between January 2006 and October 2013 were included in the study group. Cox proportional-hazards regression was used to identify prognostic factors that significantly impacted survival from the time of SRS for SBME...
2017: Journal of Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361222/philadelphia-like-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-in-adults
#14
REVIEW
Tobias Herold, Nicola Gökbuget
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This study aims to provide an overview of the classification, incidence, genomic alterations, and clinical implications of Philadelphia-like Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (Ph-like ALL) in adults. RECENT FINDINGS: Ph-like ALL is a high-risk subtype of B cell precursor ALL with characteristic genomic alterations in children and adults. A standard approach for diagnosis is missing and currently mainly based on gene expression analysis. The incidence is age depended and highest in adolescents and younger adults (age 16-39) where 19-28% of patients belong to this subtype...
May 2017: Current Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355115/complete-hematologic-and-molecular-response-in-adult-patients-with-relapsed-refractory-philadelphia-chromosome-positive-b-precursor-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-following-treatment-with-blinatumomab-results-from-a-phase-ii-single-arm-multicenter-study
#15
Giovanni Martinelli, Nicolas Boissel, Patrice Chevallier, Oliver Ottmann, Nicola Gökbuget, Max S Topp, Adele K Fielding, Alessandro Rambaldi, Ellen K Ritchie, Cristina Papayannidis, Lulu Ren Sterling, Jonathan Benjamin, Anthony Stein
Purpose Few therapeutic options are available for patients with Philadelphia chromosome-positive (Ph(+)) B-precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) who progress after failure of tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) -based therapy. Here, we evaluated the efficacy and tolerability of blinatumomab in patients with relapsed or refractory Ph(+) ALL. Patients and Methods This open-label phase II study enrolled adults with Ph(+) ALL who had relapsed after or were refractory to at least one second-generation or later TKI or were intolerant to second-generation or later TKIs and intolerant or refractory to imatinib...
March 29, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349299/efficacy-and-prognostic-factors-of-imatinib-plus-callg2008-protocol-in-adult-patients-with-newly-diagnosed-philadelphia-chromosome-positive-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
#16
Yinjun Lou, Yafang Ma, Chenyin Li, Sansan Suo, Hongyan Tong, Wenbin Qian, Wenyuan Mai, Haitao Meng, Wenjuan Yu, Liping Mao, Juyin Wei, Weilei Xu, Jie Jin
A CALLG2008 protocol was developed by the Chinese Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Cooperative Group for adult acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). We retrospectively analyzed 153 newly diagnosed adult patients with Philadelphia chromosome (Ph)-positive ALL enrolled into imatinib (400 mg/d) plus CALLG2008 regimen between 2009 and 2015. The median age was 40 years (range, 18-68 years), with 81 (52.3%) males. The overall hematologic complete remission (CR) rate was 96.7% after induction. With a median follow-up of 24...
March 27, 2017: Frontiers of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347975/automated-adherence-reminders-for-high-risk-children-with-asthma-a-research-protocol
#17
Sarah A Adams, Michelle Chan Leach, Chris Feudtner, Victoria A Miller, Chén Collin Kenyon
BACKGROUND: The use of inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) medications has been shown to improve asthma control and reduce asthma-related morbidity and mortality. Two recent randomized trials demonstrated dramatic improvements in ICS adherence by monitoring adherence with electronic sensors and providing automated reminders to participants to take their ICS medications. Given their lower levels of adherence and higher levels of asthma-related emergency department (ED) visits, hospitalizations, and death, urban minority populations could potentially benefit greatly from these types of interventions...
March 27, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338652/3q26-2-evi1-rearrangement-is-associated-with-poor-prognosis-in-classical-philadelphia-chromosome-negative-myeloproliferative-neoplasms
#18
Zhihong Hu, L Jeffrey Medeiros, Wei Wang, Zi Chen, Guilin Tang, Parsa Hodjat, Su Yang, Lianghua Fang, Yan Li, Srdan Verstovsek, Shimin Hu
Classical Philadelphia chromosome-negative myeloproliferative neoplasms are a group of closely related myeloid disorders with different histologic features and clinical presentations at an early stage, but all later develop into a similar fibrotic stage with variable risk of acute transformation. The significance of 3q26.2/EVI1 rearrangement has been well recognized in acute myeloid leukemia, myelodysplastic syndrome, and chronic myeloid leukemia. However, the clinical importance of 3q26.2/EVI1 rearrangement in classical Philadelphia chromosome-negative myeloproliferative neoplasms is unknown...
March 24, 2017: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321349/uncovering-clinical-features-of-de-novo-philadelphia-positive-myelodysplasia
#19
Aristides Armas, Chen Chen, Martha Mims, Gustavo Rivero
Myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) is cytogenetically heterogeneous and retains variable risk for acute myeloid leukemia transformation. Though not yet fully understood, there is an association between genetic abnormalities and defects in gene expression. The functional role for infrequent cytogenetic alteration remains unclear. An uncommon chromosomic abnormality is the presence of the Philadelphia (Ph) chromosome. Here, we report a patient with Ph+ MDS treated with low dose Dasatinib who achieved hematologic response for 7 months...
2017: Case Reports in Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314702/short-term-outcomes-of-the-multi-institutional-bladder-exstrophy-consortium-successes-and-complications-in-the-first-two-years-of-collaboration
#20
J G Borer, E Vasquez, D A Canning, J V Kryger, A Bellows, D Weiss, T Groth, A Shukla, M P Kurtz, M E Mitchell
INTRODUCTION/BACKGROUND: Bladder exstrophy is a rare diagnosis that presents major reconstructive challenges. To increase experience and proficiency in the care of bladder exstrophy (BE), the Multi-Institutional BE Consortium (MIBEC) was formed, with a focus on refining technical aspects of complete primary repair of bladder exstrophy (CPRE) and subsequent care. OBJECTIVE: Outcome measures included successful CPRE (absence of dehiscence), complications, and integrated points of technique and care over the short-term...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
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