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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942350/refractory-macrocytic-anemias-in-patients-with-clonal-hematopoietic-disorders-and-isolated-mutations-of-the-spliceosome-gene-zrsr2
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Roger A Fleischman, Shannon S Stockton, Christopher R Cogle
Although mutations in RNA splicing genes occur frequently in patients with clonal cytopenias of unknown significance (CCUS) and myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), very often additional common myeloid gene driver mutations are present at diagnosis. Thus, the clinical significance of isolated mutations in the most commonly mutated RNA splicing genes remains unknown. Here we report five unusual patients with an isolated mutation causing a loss of function of ZRSR2, a protein required for recognition of a functional 3' splice site...
September 8, 2017: Leukemia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937522/ambulatory-high-dose-methotrexate-administration-in-pediatric-osteosarcoma-patients-at-a-single-institution-in-argentina
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Jose A Villegas Rubio, Walter Cacciavillano, Adriana Rose, Pedro Zubizarreta, Marcelo Scopinaro
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the feasibility and safety of ambulatory high-dose methotrexate (HDMTX) administration with oral hydration, alkalinization, and leucovorin rescue. HDMTX (12 g/m) was given intravenously over 4 hours after urine alkalinization. Families and patients were instructed to continue ambulatory oral hydration and alkalinization to monitor urine pH and to adjust bicarbonate according to our institution's treatment algorithm. Clinical status and MTX levels were controlled every 24 hours, and oral leucovorin dose was adjusted accordingly...
October 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935494/-an-atypical-case-of-necrotizing-staphylococcal-pneumonia
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E Bertreau, S Grard, T Baudry, N Freymond
INTRODUCTION: Some strains of Staphylococcus aureus produce a toxin known as Panton-Valentine leukocidin. These strains notably cause a necrotizing pneumonia which is associated with a high mortality. OBSERVATION: A 70-year-old woman presented with sub-acute onset dyspnea, low-grade fever, and hemoptysis after a trip to Dubai and New Zealand. Computed tomography showed bilateral necrotizing pneumonia, suggesting the diagnosis of pneumonia caused by S. aureus producing Panton-Valentine toxin...
September 18, 2017: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930776/a-phase1b-dose-escalation-study-of-recombinant-circularly-permuted-trail-in-patients-with-relapsed-or-refractory-multiple-myeloma
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Jian Hou, Lugui Qiu, Yaozhong Zhao, Xuejun Zhang, Yan Liu, Zhao Wang, Fang Zhou, Yun Leng, Shifang Yang, Hao Xi, Fuxu Wang, Bing Zhu, Wenming Chen, Peng Wei, Xiangjun Zheng
OBJECTIVES: Circularly permuted tumor necrosis factor-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (CPT), or CPT, is a novel antitumor drug candidate. This phase 1b study evaluated the safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics (PK), and efficacy of single-agent CPT in patients with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma (RRMM), and aimed to identify the recommended dose for the phase 2 study. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients received single or multiple doses (once daily for 5 consecutive days per 21-d cycle) of CPT intravenous infusion at doses of 5, 6...
September 19, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925468/comparison-of-carboplatin-and-paclitaxel-with-or-without-bevacizumab-in-chemotherapeutic-regimens-for-unresectable-stage-iii-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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T Ding, Z-T Li, X Zhang, Y-T Shi
OBJECTIVE: Our study aimed to compare the chemoradiotherapeutic regimens of carboplatin and paclitaxel with or without bevacizumab for stage III non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). PATIENTS AND METHODS: From July 2010 to December 2016, 102 patients with inoperable stage III NSCLC were finally included and divided randomly into two groups. Patients in the CP group received the treatment of carboplatin (area under the curve of 6) on day 1 and paclitaxel (80 mg/m2) on days 1, 8, and 15...
August 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918421/macrophage-activation-syndrome-at-the-onset-of-glucocorticoid-resistant-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-a-case-report
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Delia Tulbă, Marius Balea, Cristian Băicuș
INTRODUCTION: Macrophage activation syndrome (MAS) is a life-threatening hyperinflammatory state mediated by uncontrolled cytokine storm and haemophagocytosis. Although rarely reported, MAS might occur in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), notably as an inaugural manifestation. Glucocorticoids (GCs) are the cornerstone of SLE therapy. However, in some cases high doses of GCs are required to achieve remission (i.e. glucocorticoid-resistance), leading to significant side effects. CASE REPORT: A 28-year-old Romani male was admitted to our hospital for polyarthralgia, polyserositis and fatigability...
September 16, 2017: Romanian Journal of Internal Medicine, Revue Roumaine de Médecine Interne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918127/clinical-laboratory-and-virological-data-from-suspected-zikv-patients-in-an-endemic-arbovirus-area
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Tatiana Elias Colombo, Cássia Fernanda Estofolete, Andréia Francesli Negri Reis, Natal Santos da Silva, Morgana Lima Aguiar, Eliana Márcia Sotello Cabrera, Izalco Nuremberg Penha Dos Santos, Fabiana Rodrigues Costa, Lilian Elisa Arão Antônio Cruz, Patrícia Lopes Rombola, Ana Carolina Bernardes Terzian, Maurício Lacerda Nogueira
BACKGROUND: The emergence of Zika virus (ZIKV) presents new challenges to both clinicians and public health authorities. Overlapping clinical features between the diseases caused by ZIKV, dengue (DENV) and chikungunya (CHIKV) and the lack of validated serological assays for ZIKV make accurate diagnosis difficult. Brazilian authorities largely rely on clinical and epidemiological data for the epidemiological and clinical classifications of most ZIKV cases. OBJECTIVE: To report the laboratory and clinical profiles of patients diagnosed with Zika fever based only on clinical and epidemiological data...
September 9, 2017: Journal of Clinical Virology: the Official Publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903549/nudt15-variants-cause-hematopoietic-toxicity-with-low-6-tgn-levels-in-children-with-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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Eun Sang Yi, Young Bae Choi, Rihwa Choi, Na Hee Lee, Ji Won Lee, Keon Hee Yoo, Ki Woong Sung, Soo-Youn Lee, Hong Hoe Koo
Purpose: We aimed to identify the impact of NUDT15 variants on thiopurine intolerance and 6-thioguanine nucleotide (6-TGN) levels in Korean children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Materials and Methods: Genotyping of NUDT15 was tested in 258 patients with ALL registered at Samsung Medical Center. Patients were classified into normal-activity (wild-type), intermediate-activity (heterozygous variant), and low-activity groups (homozygous or compound heterozygous variant)...
September 13, 2017: Cancer Research and Treatment: Official Journal of Korean Cancer Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902845/clinical-and-epidemiologic-characteristics-of-dengue-and-other-etiologic-agents-among-patients-with-acute-febrile-illness-puerto-rico-2012-2015
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Kay M Tomashek, Olga D Lorenzi, Doris A Andújar-Pérez, Brenda C Torres-Velásquez, Elizabeth A Hunsperger, Jorge Luis Munoz-Jordan, Janice Perez-Padilla, Aidsa Rivera, Gladys E Gonzalez-Zeno, Tyler M Sharp, Renee L Galloway, Mindy Glass Elrod, Demetrius L Mathis, M Steven Oberste, W Allan Nix, Elizabeth Henderson, Jennifer McQuiston, Joseph Singleton, Cecilia Kato, Carlos García Gubern, William Santiago-Rivera, Jesús Cruz-Correa, Robert Muns-Sosa, Juan D Ortiz-Rivera, Gerson Jiménez, Ivonne E Galarza, Kalanthe Horiuchi, Harold S Margolis, Luisa I Alvarado
Identifying etiologies of acute febrile illnesses (AFI) is challenging due to non-specific presentation and limited availability of diagnostics. Prospective AFI studies provide a methodology to describe the syndrome by age and etiology, findings that can be used to develop case definitions and multiplexed diagnostics to optimize management. We conducted a 3-year prospective AFI study in Puerto Rico. Patients with fever ≤7 days were offered enrollment, and clinical data and specimens were collected at enrollment and upon discharge or follow-up...
September 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902781/efficacy-of-peptide-receptor-radionuclide-therapy-in-a-united-states-based-cohort-of-metastatic-neuroendocrine-tumor-patients-single-institution-retrospective-analysis
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Bryson W Katona, Giorgio A Roccaro, Michael C Soulen, Yu-Xiao Yang, Bonita J Bennett, Brian P Riff, Rebecca A Glynn, Damian Wild, Guillaume P Nicolas, Daniel A Pryma, Ursina R Teitelbaum, David C Metz
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to analyze in a retrospective cohort study the outcomes of a United States-based group of metastatic neuroendocrine tumor (NET) patients who underwent peptide receptor radionuclide therapy (PRRT). METHODS: Twenty-eight patients from a single US NET Center were treated with PRRT. Toxicities were assessed using Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events version 4.03. Progression was determined by the Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors version 1...
October 2017: Pancreas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900499/profiling-chemotherapy-associated-myelotoxicity-among-chinese-gastric-cancer-population-receiving-cytotoxic-conventional-regimens-epidemiological-features-timing-predictors-and-clinical-impacts
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Ci Zhu, Yan Wang, Xicheng Wang, Chunmei Bai, Dan Su, Bing Cao, Jianming Xu
Objectives: We aim to evaluate the epidemiological features, timing, predictors and clinical impacts of chemotherapy-associated myelotoxicity in Chinese gastric cancer population receiving six established cytotoxic conventional regimens (CF/XP, EC(O)F/EC(O)X, DC(O)F/DC(O)X, PC(O)F/PC(O)X, FOLFOX4, or mFOLFOX7/XELOX). Patients and methods: A 4-year multicenter, prospective, observational study was conducted in multiple hospitals/institutes spanning three major regions in China. A total of 1,285 patients with gastric cancer, treated with six selected regimens between 2010 and 2014 were included...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894565/hematological-characteristics-of-yemeni-adults-and-children-with-visceral-leishmaniasis-could-eosinopenia-be-a-suspicion-index
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Jameel Al-Ghazaly, Waled Al-Dubai, Munasser Abdullah, Leila Al-Gharasi
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Delay in the diagnosis of visceral leishmaniasis (VL) particularly in non-endemic areas is associated with higher mortality. In our experience, we found that marked bone marrow eosinopenia was a very frequent accompaniment of VL and might be a useful clue for the diagnosis, which indicates the opportunity for further morphological assessment. The aim of this study was to describe the hematological characteristics including peripheral blood and bone marrow findings of Yemeni adults and children with VL...
2017: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894082/chronic-inflammatory-demyelinating-polyneuropathy-cidp-an-uncommon-manifestation-of-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-sle
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Hrudya Abraham, Jose Kuzhively, Syed W Rizvi
BACKGROUND Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP) is an uncommon manifestation of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). We report a case of SLE presenting as CIDP and discuss the diagnosis, management, and prognosis of CIDP. CASE REPORT A 40-year-old woman with a past medical history of SLE treated with hydroxychloroquine presented with bilateral, progressive, ascending, sensory and motor neuropathy. Physical examination showed weakness and reduced temperature of all extremities, reduced pinprick and vibration sense of the distal extremities, loss of reflexes, and walking with a wide-based unsteady gait...
September 12, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891987/total-body-irradiation-mitigates-inflammation-and-extends-the-therapeutic-time-window-for-anti-ricin-antibody-treatment-against-pulmonary-ricinosis-in-mice
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Yoav Gal, Anita Sapoznikov, Reut Falach, Sharon Ehrlich, Moshe Aftalion, Chanoch Kronman, Tamar Sabo
Ricin, a highly toxic plant-derived toxin, is considered a potential weapon in biowarfare and bioterrorism due to its pronounced toxicity, high availability, and ease of preparation. Pulmonary exposure to ricin results in the generation of an acute edematous inflammation followed by respiratory insufficiency and death. Massive neutrophil recruitment to the lungs may contribute significantly to ricin-mediated morbidity. In this study, total body irradiation (TBI) served as a non-pharmacological tool to decrease the potential neutrophil-induced lung injury...
September 11, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883280/susceptibility-to-6-mercaptopurine-toxicity-related-with-nudt15-and-abcc4-variants-in-japanese-childhood-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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Yoichi Tanaka
6-Mercaptopurine (6-MP) is one of the main components for the treatment of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). However, many patients require a dose reduction of 6-MP due to its severe toxicities. NUDT15 variants are one of the factors that cause 6-MP intolerability in Asians. In each patient with heterozygous variants of NUDT15, 6-MP intolerability differs. Therefore, we hypothesized that the combination of NUDT15 genotype with ABCC4 genotype, which is associated with 6-MP efflux, might enable to accurately predict 6-MP intolerability...
2017: [Rinshō Ketsueki] the Japanese Journal of Clinical Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879519/safety-tolerability-and-pharmacokinetic-profile-of-dabrafenib-in-japanese-patients-with-braf-v600-mutation-positive-solid-tumors-a-phase-1-study
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Yutaka Fujiwara, Naoya Yamazaki, Yoshio Kiyohara, Shusuke Yoshikawa, Noboru Yamamoto, Arata Tsutsumida, Hiroshi Nokihara, Kenjiro Namikawa, Akihira Mukaiyama, Fanghong Zhang, Tomohide Tamura
Background Dabrafenib is a BRAF inhibitor that has demonstrated clinical activity with a good tolerability profile in patients with BRAF (V600E) mutated metastatic melanoma. This study evaluated the safety and tolerability, pharmacokinetics and preliminary efficacy of dabrafenib in Japanese patients. Methods This phase I, open-label, dose escalation study was conducted in 12 Japanese patients with BRAF (V600) mutation positive solid tumours. Primary endpoint was safety, assessed by monitoring and recording of all adverse events (AEs), serious AEs, drug-related AEs; secondary endpoints were pharmacokinetic profiles and efficacy measured by tumour response...
September 7, 2017: Investigational New Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877836/efficacy-of-gemcitabine-and-s-1-for-patients-with-advanced-pancreatic-cancer
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Yue-Juan Cheng, Chang-Ting Meng, Ya-Juan Shao, Ning-Ning Li, Na Zhou, Xiao-Yan Yan, Xin Gao, Jian-Feng Zhou, Chun-Mei Bai
Objective To explore the efficacy and toxicities of gemcitabine combined with S-1 in treating locally advanced and metastatic pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma and prognostic factors. Methods We retrospectively analyzed the clinical data of patients with locally advanced and metastatic pancreatic cancer receiving gemcitabine and S-1 as first-line therapy in the Department of Medical Oncology,Peking Union Medical College Hospital from January 2014 to January 2017.Gemcitabine was administered at a dose of 1000 mg/m(2) over 30 min-utes on days 1 and 8,and oral S-1 at a dose of 40-60 mg twice daily from days 1 to 14,repeated every 3 weeks...
August 20, 2017: Zhongguo Yi Xue Ke Xue Yuan Xue Bao. Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinicae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877132/parameters-for-ordering-blood-cultures-in-major-burn-injury-patients-improving-clinical-assessment
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James D Vargo, Jacob N Grow, Susan Yang, Abby Bernard, Niaman Nazir, Dhaval Bhavsar
Hypermetabolic and catabolic states in large TBSA burns lead to higher basal body temperature and tachycardia. These metabolic changes complicate the diagnosis of bacteremia and sepsis. Current indications for obtaining blood cultures (BCs) in this population are poorly described and nonstandardized. Fever, leukocytosis, and lactic acidosis are common during sepsis. This study aims to identify limits of these parameters with the highest rates of bacteremia. A retrospective review was performed for burn patients with > 20% TBSA between January 2009 and June 2011...
August 31, 2017: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871936/xanthoma-like-skin-changes-in-an-elderly-woman-with-a-normal-lipid-profile
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Piotr Nockowski, Zdzisław Woźniak, Adam Reich, Joanna Maj
Dear Editor, An 83-year-old woman developed yellow-brownish infiltrates, nodules, and tumors mimicking xanthomas, mostly involving the periorbital and chest area within three months (Figure 1). She had no abnormalities in serum cholesterol or triglycerides levels. A detailed laboratory analysis revealed the presence of mild monoclonal gammopathy with a presence of immunoglobulin G (IgG) kappa light chains; however, according to hematologist consultation, it did not require medical intervention. Imaging assessment and ultrasound examination did not show any specific involvement of internal organs...
July 2017: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871553/treatment-with-granulocyte-colony-stimulating-factor-in-the-refeeding-phase-of-anorexia-nervosa-complicated-with-severe-neutropenia-and-sepsis-a-case-report
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Haruki Komatsu, Karin Hayashi, Fukiko Higashiyama
Leukopenia is frequently observed in patients with anorexia nervosa (AN). However, serious infectious diseases are infrequent in patients with AN. We present the case of a 13-year-old girl with AN complicated with severe neutropenia and sepsis upon refeeding. Her body mass index was 11 kg/m(2) and her absolute neutrophil count (ANC) was 1555/µL on admission. After the initiation of refeeding, her ANC gradually declined to 346/µL. High fever occurred and a blood culture tested positive for Enterobacter cloacae...
September 4, 2017: Eating and Weight Disorders: EWD
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