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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453811/multimodal-treatment-including-tandem-high-dose-chemotherapy-and-autologous-stem-cell-transplantation-in-children-with-anaplastic-ependymomas
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Ji Won Lee, Do Hoon Lim, Ki Woong Sung, Hyeong Jin Lee, Eun Sang Yi, Keon Hee Yoo, Hong Hoe Koo, Yeon-Lim Suh, Hyung Jin Shin
In this study, we evaluated the results of multimodal treatment that included tandem HDCT/auto-SCT in children with anaplastic ependymomas. Fourteen patients with anaplastic ependymomas were enrolled from 2006 to 2014. Six cycles of induction chemotherapy were administered to all patients before they underwent tandem HDCT/auto-SCT. Patients who were older than 3 years of age were administered RT after two cycles of induction chemotherapy. In patients under 3 years of age, RT was either omitted or delayed until they reached 3 years of age, if the patients experienced CR after tandem HDCT/auto-SCT...
February 16, 2018: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453626/drug-approval-based-on-randomized-phase-3-trials-for-relapsed-malignancy-analysis-of-oncologic-drugs-granted-accelerated-approval-publications-and-clinical-trial-databases
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Sumimasa Nagai, Keiya Ozawa
Background As relapsed disease is frequently the first target of newly developed therapies, it is vital to address the difficulty in demonstrating the efficacy of new drugs for relapsed malignancy in randomized phase 3 trials. Methods We analyzed the approved indications, target populations, and development status of post-marketing confirmatory trials of all oncology-related drugs that were granted accelerated approval for both hematological and solid malignancies. Furthermore, we searched for randomized phase 3 trials for adult patients with relapsed lymphoid malignancy, other than chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and multiple myeloma (MM)...
February 17, 2018: Investigational New Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452598/7-versus-14-days-of-antibiotic-treatment-for-critically-ill-patients-with-bloodstream-infection-a-pilot-randomized-clinical-trial
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Nick Daneman, Asgar H Rishu, Ruxandra Pinto, Pierre Aslanian, Sean M Bagshaw, Alex Carignan, Emmanuel Charbonney, Bryan Coburn, Deborah J Cook, Michael E Detsky, Peter Dodek, Richard Hall, Anand Kumar, Francois Lamontagne, Francois Lauzier, John C Marshall, Claudio M Martin, Lauralyn McIntyre, John Muscedere, Steven Reynolds, Wendy Sligl, Henry T Stelfox, M Elizabeth Wilcox, Robert A Fowler
BACKGROUND: Shorter-duration antibiotic treatment is sufficient for a range of bacterial infections, but has not been adequately studied for bloodstream infections. Our systematic review, survey, and observational study indicated equipoise for a trial of 7 versus 14 days of antibiotic treatment for bloodstream infections; a pilot randomized clinical trial (RCT) was a necessary next step to assess feasibility of a larger trial. METHODS: We conducted an open, pilot RCT of antibiotic treatment duration among critically ill patients with bloodstream infection across 11 intensive care units (ICUs)...
February 17, 2018: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452300/therapeutic-strategy-for-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients-who-have-achieved-remission
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Bruno Fautrel
Once remission or low disease activity (LDA) is attained in established rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients, attempting disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug (DMARD) tapering appears to be a viable option to avoid patient overtreatment. Potential benefits include reduction in the treatment burden and the risk of adverse events, although the latter has not been demonstrated convincingly.The feasibility of DMARD discontinuation has been tested in numerous studies or trials. All have revealed a high risk of relapse, ranging from 56% to 87% at one year...
February 13, 2018: Joint, Bone, Spine: Revue du Rhumatisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452298/treatment-and-outcomes-in-patients-with-igg4-related-disease-using-the-igg4-responder-index
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Andreu Fernández-Codina, Blanca Pinilla, Iago Pinal-Fernández, Cristina López, Guadalupe Fraile-Rodríguez, Eva Fonseca-Aizpuru, Iago Carballo, Pilar Brito-Zerón, Carlos Feijóo-Massó, Miguel López-Dupla, Maria Cinta Cid, Fernando Martínez-Valle
BACKGROUND: IgG4-related disease (IgG4-RD) is an autoimmune disease triggering an inflammatory cascade that leads to fibrosis. Outcome measures are limited and treatment options remain underexplored. OBJECTIVES: To assess the variation of the IgG4 responder index (IgG4-RI) in a cohort of IgG4-RD patients and to explore their treatments and outcomes. METHODS: We studied the clinical phenotype, severity of the disease and response to treatment in an ambispective multicenter cohort study including 14 different hospitals in Spain...
February 13, 2018: Joint, Bone, Spine: Revue du Rhumatisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451276/tisagenlecleucel-an-approved-anti-cd19-chimeric-antigen-receptor-t-cell-therapy-for-the-treatment-of-leukemia
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Y Liu, X Chen, W Han, Y Zhang
On August 30, 2017, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Novartis' tisagenlecleucel (CTL-019, Kymriah), which is a synthetic bioimmune product of anti-CD19 chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cells, for the treatment of relapsed/refractory B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL). This was a milestone in tumor immunology on account of the significant antitumor effect of tisagenlecleucel for the treatment of relapsed/refractory B-ALL patients. Conventional standard therapies for B-ALL have high failure rates, thus developing new therapies is crucial for patients with B-ALL...
November 2017: Drugs of Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451055/early-discontinuation-of-empirical-antibacterial-therapy-in-febrile-neutropenia-the-antibiostop-study
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Lenaïg Le Clech, Jean-Philippe Talarmin, Marie-Anne Couturier, Jean-Christophe Ianotto, Christophe Nicol, Ronan Le Calloch, Stéphanie Dos Santos, Pascal Hutin, Didier Tandé, Virginie Cogulet, Christian Berthou, Gaëlle Guillerm
INTRODUCTION: Immediate empirical antibiotic therapy is mandatory in febrile chemotherapy-induced neutropenia, but its optimal duration is unclear, especially in patients with fever of unknown origin (FUO). OBJECTIVES: The primary objective of this 20-month prospective observational study was to evaluate the feasibility and safety of short-term antibiotic treatment in afebrile or febrile patients exhibiting FUO, irrespective of their neutrophil count. The secondary objective was to describe the epidemiology of all episodes of febrile neutropenia...
February 16, 2018: Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450869/long-term-observation-of-acute-onset-autoimmune-hepatitis-presenting-clinically-and-radiologically-as-acute-hepatitis
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Keiichi Fujiwara, Yoshihiro Fukuda, Katsushi Seza, Masaya Saito, Shin Yasui, Masayuki Nakano, Osamu Yokosuka, Naoya Kato
BACKGROUND: There is yet no gold standard for the diagnosis of acute-onset autoimmune hepatitis (A-AIH), especially histologically acute AIH. As a result, long-term observation of A-AIH has been difficult and the nature is not well known. We retrospectively analyzed the clinicopathological features of A-AIH over a long prospective follow-up period. METHODS: Clinical, biochemical, immunological and pathological features of 30 patients (21 female, mean age 55.1 ± 13...
February 15, 2018: Hepatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450683/common-adverse-effects-of-novel-therapies-for-multiple-myeloma-mm-and-their-management-strategies
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REVIEW
Kristen B McCullough, Miriam A Hobbs, Jithma P Abeykoon, Prashant Kapoor
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this review was to evaluate management strategies for common adverse effects of novel therapies in multiple myeloma (MM), including immunomodulatory drugs, proteasome inhibitors, monoclonal antibodies, and a histone deacetylase inhibitor. RECENT FINDINGS: There are several adverse effects that occur across multiple classes of antimyeloma drugs, including rash, peripheral neuropathy, infusion reactions, and cardiotoxicity, but most can be managed without complete discontinuation of the agent or abandonment of the class...
February 15, 2018: Current Hematologic Malignancy Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450620/targeting-the-neddylation-pathway-in-cells-as-a-potential-therapeutic-approach-for-diseases
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REVIEW
Jie Ying, Miaomiao Zhang, Xiaoyan Qiu, Yu Lu
The ubiquitin-proteasome system (UPS) is an important system that regulates the balance of intracellular proteins, and it is involved in the regulation of multiple vital biological processes. The approval of bortezomib for relapsed and refractory multiple myeloma has proven that agents targeting the UPS have the potential to be effective treatment strategies for diseases. Among of all of the components of the UPS, cullin-RING ligases (CRLs) are the focus of research. CRLs are the largest family of ubiquitin E3 ligases and they play a critical role in substrate binding...
February 15, 2018: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450588/response-rates-and-recurrence-patterns-after-low-dose-radiotherapy-with-4-gy-in-patients-with-low-grade-lymphomas
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Laila König, Juliane Hörner-Rieber, Denise Bernhardt, Adriane Hommertgen, Stefan Rieken, Jürgen Debus, Klaus Herfarth
PURPOSE: Retrospective study of effectiveness, toxicity, and relapse patterns after low-dose radiotherapy (LDRT) in patients with low-grade lymphomas. METHODS: 47 patients (median age 64 years) with 50 lesions were treated with LDRT (2 × 2 Gy). In 60%, LDRT was the primary and curative treatment, in 40% offered as second-line therapy in recurrent disease. Histology included follicular (57%) and marginal zone lymphomas (43%). Patients were followed-up regularly clinically (skin) and with CT or MRI scans...
February 15, 2018: Strahlentherapie und Onkologie: Organ der Deutschen Röntgengesellschaft ... [et Al]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449681/secondary-philadelphia-chromosome-acquired-during-therapy-of-acute-leukemia-and-myelodysplastic-syndrome
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Habibe Kurt, Lan Zheng, Hagop M Kantarjian, Guilin Tang, Farhad Ravandi-Kashani, Guillermo Garcia-Manero, Zimu Gong, Hesham M Amin, Sergej N Konoplev, Mark J Routbort, Xin Han, Wei Wang, L Jeffery Medeiros, Shimin Hu
The Philadelphia chromosome resulting from t(9;22)(q34;q11.2) or its variants is a defining event in chronic myeloid leukemia. It is also observed in several types of de novo acute leukemia, commonly in B lymphoblastic leukemia, and rarely in acute myeloid leukemia, acute leukemia of ambiguous lineage, and T lymphoblastic leukemia. Acquisition of the Philadelphia chromosome during therapy of acute leukemia and myelodysplastic syndrome is rare. We reported 19 patients, including 11 men and 8 women with a median age of 53 years at initial diagnosis...
February 14, 2018: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449436/mixed-species-rnaseq-analysis-of-human-lymphoma-cells-adhering-to-mouse-stromal-cells-identifies-a-core-gene-set-that-is-also-differentially-expressed-in-the-lymph-node-microenvironment-of-mantle-cell-lymphoma-and-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-patients
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Gustav Arvidsson, Johan Henriksson, Birgitta Sander, Anthony P Wright
A subset of hematological cancer patients is refractory to treatment or suffers relapse, due in part to minimal residual disease, whereby some cancer cells survive treatment. Cell-adhesion mediated drug resistance is an important mechanism, whereby cancer cells receive survival signals via interaction with e.g. stromal cells. No genome-wide studies of in vitro systems have yet been performed to compare gene expression in different cell subsets within a co-culture and cells grown separately. Using RNA sequencing and species-specific read mapping, we compared transcript levels in human Jeko-1 mantle cell lymphoma cells stably adhered to mouse MS-5 stromal cells or in suspension within a co-culture or cultured separately as well as in stromal cells in co-culture or in separate culture...
February 15, 2018: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445583/deep-sustained-response-to-daratumumab-monotherapy-associated-with-t-cell-expansion-in-triple-refractory-myeloma
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Saad Z Usmani, Imran Khan, Christopher Chiu, David Foureau, Lawrence J Druhan, Katherine Rigby, Tineke Casneuf, A Kate Sasser
Background: Daratumumab, a human CD38 monoclonal antibody that has direct on-tumor and immunomodulatory mechanisms of action, demonstrated clinical benefit as monotherapy or in combination with established regimens in patients with multiple myeloma with one or more prior lines of therapy. Case presentation: A male patient, who was 70 years of age at the time of diagnosis of multiple myeloma in 2011, relapsed after five lines of therapy, including autologous stem cell transplantation...
2018: Experimental Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445139/dynamic-network-biomarker-indicates-pulmonary-metastasis-at-the-tipping-point-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Biwei Yang, Meiyi Li, Wenqing Tang, Weixin Liu, Si Zhang, Luonan Chen, Jinglin Xia
Developing predictive biomarkers that can detect the tipping point before metastasis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), is critical to prevent further irreversible deterioration. To discover such early-warning signals or biomarkers of pulmonary metastasis in HCC, we analyse time-series gene expression data in spontaneous pulmonary metastasis mice HCCLM3-RFP model with our dynamic network biomarker (DNB) method, and identify CALML3 as a core DNB member. All experimental results of gain-of-function and loss-of-function studies show that CALML3 could indicate metastasis initiation and act as a suppressor of metastasis...
February 14, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445027/a-curative-intent-trimodality-approach-for-isolated-abdominal-nodal-metastases-in-metastatic-colorectal-cancer-update-of-a-single-institutional-experience
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Benny Johnson, Zhaohui Jin, Michael G Haddock, Christopher L Hallemeier, James A Martenson, Rory L Smoot, David W Larson, Eric J Dozois, David M Nagorney, Axel Grothey
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to define survival rates in patients with isolated advanced abdominal nodal metastases secondary to colorectal cancer (CRC), treated with curative-intent trimodality therapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixty-five patients received trimodality therapy, defined as chemotherapy delivered with external beam radiotherapy (EBRT) followed by lymphadenectomy and intraoperative radiotherapy (IORT). Infusional 5-fluorouracil was the most common radiosensitizer used (63%, 41 patients)...
February 14, 2018: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444931/complete-remission-with-reduction-of-high-risk-clones-following-haploidentical-nk-cell-therapy-against-mds-and-aml
#17
Andreas T Björklund, Mattias Carlsten, Ebba Sohlberg, Lisa L Liu, Trevor Clancy, Mohsen Karimi, Sarah Cooley, Jeffrey S Miller, Monika Klimkowska, Marie Schaffer, Emma Watz, Kristina I Wikstrom, Pontus Blomberg, Bjorn E Wahlin, Marzia Palma, Lotta Hansson, Per Ljungman, Eva Hellström-Lindberg, Hans-Gustaf Ljunggren, Karl-Johan Malmberg
PURPOSE: To evaluate the safety, efficacy and immunobiological correlates of allogeneic NK cell-based therapy in primary chemotherapy-refractory or relapsed high-risk myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), secondary AML (MDS/AML), and de novo AML patients. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: Sixteen patients received fludarabine/cyclophosphamide conditioning combined with total lymphoid irradiation followed by adoptive immunotherapy with IL-2-activated haploidentical NK cells. RESULTS: NK cell infusions were well tolerated with only transient adverse events observed in the 16 patients...
February 14, 2018: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29443747/supraglottoplasty-in-neonates-and-infants-a-radiofrequency-ablation-approach
#18
Shilei Pu, Hongming Xu, Xiaoyan Li
BACKGROUND: Supraglottoplasty is the mainstay of surgical treatment for laryngomalacia. A novel supraglottoplasty surgical technique is needed to achieve better efficacy. The purpose of this study was to introduce modified microscopic radiofrequency ablation supraglottoplasty (MMRAS) for the treatment of congenital laryngomalacia and to evaluate the outcome and effectiveness of this novel approach. METHODS: Seventeen children with severe laryngomalacia who underwent MMRAS were studied retrospectively...
February 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29443442/paediatric-adem-followed-by-optic-neuritis-disease-course-treatment-response-and-outcome
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Y Y M Wong, Y Hacohen, T Armangue, E Wassmer, H Verhelst, C Hemingway, E D van Pelt, C E Catsman-Berrevoets, R Q Hintzen, K Deiva, M J Lim, K Rostásy, R F Neuteboom
BACKGROUND: Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis, followed by optic neuritis (ADEM-ON) is a rare demyelinating syndrome different than MS and neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder. We aim to describe the disease course, treatment response and outcome of these children. METHODS: children <18 years were identified from 6 countries of the EU Paediatric Demyelinating Disease Consortium. Patients fulfilled the diagnostic criteria for ADEM, followed by at least one ON...
February 14, 2018: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29442287/recent-developments-in-adolescent-and-young-adult-aya-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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REVIEW
Victor M Orellana-Noia, Michael G Douvas
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Oncology is a relatively new field encompassing research in the unique pathophysiology, clinical care, and psychosocial issues facing patients between the ages of 15 and 40 with cancer. About 100,000 of the approximately 1.5 million people diagnosed annually with cancer in the USA are in this age range. This chapter will review notable new developments in the care of adolescents and young adults with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) within the last 3 years...
February 14, 2018: Current Hematologic Malignancy Reports
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