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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927202/role-of-molecular-biomarkers-in-the-diagnosis-of-invasive-fungal-diseases-in-children
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Anna R Huppler, Brian T Fisher, Thomas Lehrnbecher, Thomas J Walsh, William J Steinbach
Invasive fungal diseases are important clinical problems that are often complicated by severe illness and therefore the inability to use invasive measures to definitively diagnose the disease. Tests for a range of fungal biomarkers that do not require an invasive sample-collection procedure have been incorporated into adult clinical practice, but pediatric data and pediatric-specific recommendations for some of these diagnostic tools are lacking. In this review, we summarize the published literature and contemporary strategies for using the biomarkers galactomannan, (1→3)-β-d-glucan, Candida mannan antigen and anti-mannan antibody, and fungal polymerase chain reaction for diagnosing invasive fungal disease in children...
September 1, 2017: Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927200/epidemiology-of-invasive-fungal-disease-in-children
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Zoi Dorothea Pana, Emmanuel Roilides, Adilia Warris, Andreas H Groll, Theoklis Zaoutis
Considerable progress has been made in the prevention, diagnosis, and management of pediatric patients with invasive fungal disease (IFD). The reported decreasing trend in the incidence of invasive candidiasis (IC) over the past 15 years in both neonates and children has been encouraging. Nevertheless, due to the growing number of immunocompromised children at risk for IFD, this disease continues to be associated with significant morbidity and death and with increased financial burden to the health care system...
September 1, 2017: Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926938/integrin-activation-contributes-to-lower-cisplatin-sensitivity-in-mv3-melanoma-cells-by-inducing-the-wnt-signalling-pathway
#3
Maria B R Piva, Bastian Jakubzig, Gerd Bendas
BACKGROUND: integrins have been associated with the development of chemotherapy resistant tumour cells, mostly those of hematopoietic origin, by mediating the binding to the extracellular matrix. The relevance for solid tumour cells and the underlying mechanisms remain elusive. METHODS: using MTT assays, we detected the loss in cisplatin sensitivity of human MV3 melanoma cells upon integrin activation. Underlying cellular pathways were evaluated by flow cytometry...
September 16, 2017: Cancers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926803/distribution-of-chromosome-breakpoints-in-benzene-exposed-and-unexposed-aml-patients
#4
Patrick J Kerzic, Richard D Irons
Results of laboratory studies and investigations of occupationally exposed healthy individuals have been used to develop a mode of action for benzene-induced leukemia that mirrors disease following treatment with chemotherapeutic agents. Recently we have described series of AML and MDS cases with benzene exposure history, and have provided cytogenetic, molecular, and pathologic evidence that these cases differ significantly in many features from therapy-related disease. Here we have extended this work, and describe chromosome breakpoints across 441 identifiable regions, in terms of gains or losses, in 710 AML cases collected during the Shanghai Health Study, which include 75 with a history of benzene exposure...
September 1, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926533/erratum-lineage-specification-of-human-dendritic-cells-is-marked-by-irf8-expression-in-hematopoietic-stem-cells-and-multipotent-progenitors
#5
Jaeyop Lee, Yu Jerry Zhou, Wenji Ma, Wanwei Zhang, Arafat Aljoufi, Thomas Luh, Kimberly Lucero, Deguang Liang, Matthew Thomsen, Govind Bhagat, Yufeng Shen, Kang Liu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 19, 2017: Nature Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926489/high-levels-of-morbidity-and-mortality-among-pediatric-hematopoietic-cell-transplant-recipients-with-severe-sepsis-insights-from-the-sepsis-prevalence-outcomes-and-therapies-international-point-prevalence-study
#6
Robert B Lindell, Shira J Gertz, Courtney M Rowan, Jennifer McArthur, Florian Beske, Adrian Plunkett, Scott L Weiss, Neal J Thomas, Vinay M Nadkarni, Julie C Fitzgerald
OBJECTIVES: Pediatric severe sepsis is a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide, and hematopoietic cell transplant patients represent a high-risk population. We assessed the epidemiology of severe sepsis in hematopoietic cell transplant patients, describing patient outcomes compared with children with no history of hematopoietic cell transplant. DESIGN: Secondary analysis of the Sepsis PRevalence, OUtcomes, and Therapies point prevalence study, comparing demographics, sepsis etiology, illness severity, organ dysfunction, and sepsis-related treatments in patients with and without hematopoietic cell transplant...
September 16, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926431/epigenetic-regulation-of-dendritic-cell-development-and-function
#7
Yuanyuan Tian, Lijun Meng, Yi Zhang
The immune system is characterized by the generation of structurally and functionally heterogeneous immune cells that constitute complex innate and adaptive immunity. This heterogeneity of immune cells results from changes in the expression of genes without altering DNA sequence. To achieve this heterogeneity, immune cells orchestrate the expression and functional status of transcription factor (TF) networks, which can be broadly categorized into 3 classes: pioneer TFs that facilitate initial commitment and differentiation of hematopoietic cells, subset-specific TFs that promote the generation of selected cell lineages, and immune-signaling TFs that regulate specialized function in differentiated cells...
September 2017: Cancer Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926288/effect-of-inpatient-palliative-care-during-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplant-on-psychological-distress-6-months-after-transplant-results-of-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Areej El-Jawahri, Lara Traeger, Joseph A Greer, Harry VanDusen, Sarah R Fishman, Thomas W LeBlanc, William F Pirl, Vicki A Jackson, Jason Telles, Alison Rhodes, Zhigang Li, Thomas R Spitzer, Steven McAfee, Yi-Bin A Chen, Jennifer S Temel
Purpose Inpatient palliative care integrated with transplant care improves patients' quality of life (QOL) and symptom burden during hematopoietic stem-cell transplant (HCT). We assessed patients' mood, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms, and QOL 6 months post-transplant. Methods We randomly assigned 160 patients with hematologic malignancies who underwent autologous or allogeneic HCT to inpatient palliative care integrated with transplant care (n = 81) or transplant care alone (n = 79). At baseline and 6 months post-transplant, we assessed mood, PTSD symptoms, and QOL with the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale and Patient Health Questionnaire, PTSD checklist, and Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Bone Marrow Transplant...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926105/loss-of-runx1-is-associated-with-aggressive-lung-adenocarcinomas
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Jon Ramsey, Kelly Butnor, Zhihua Peng, Tim Leclair, Jos van der Velden, Gary Stein, Jane Lian, C Matthew Kinsey
The mammalian runt-related factor 1 (RUNX1) is a master transcription factor that regulates lineage specification of hematopoietic stem cells. RUNX1 translocations result in the development of myeloid leukemias. Recently, RUNX1 has been implicated as a tumor suppressor in other cancers. We postulated RUNX1 expression may be associated with lung adenocarcinoma etiology and/or progression. We evaluated the association of RUNX1 mRNA expression with overall survival data from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA), a publically available database...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926098/distinct-mechanisms-of-regulation-of-the-itga6-and-itgb4-genes-by-runx1-in-myeloid-cells
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Jessica L Phillips, Phillippa C Taberlay, Alexandra M Woodworth, Kristine Hardy, Kate H Brettingham-Moore, Joanne L Dickinson, Adele F Holloway
Integrins are transmembrane adhesion receptors that play an important role in hematopoiesis by facilitating interactions between hematopoietic cells and extracellular matrix components of the bone marrow and hematopoietic tissues. These interactions are important in regulating the function, proliferation and differentiation of hematopoietic cells, as well as their homing and mobilization in the bone marrow. Not surprisingly altered expression and function of integrins plays a key role in the development and progression of cancer including leukemias...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925935/technical-advances-in-the-measurement-of-residual-disease-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia
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Gregory W Roloff, Catherine Lai, Christopher S Hourigan, Laura W Dillon
Outcomes for those diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) remain poor. It has been widely established that persistent residual leukemic burden, often referred to as measurable or minimal residual disease (MRD), after induction therapy or at the time of hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) is highly predictive for adverse clinical outcomes and can be used to identify patients likely to experience clinically evident relapse. As a result of inherent genetic and molecular heterogeneity in AML, there is no uniform method or protocol for MRD measurement to encompass all cases...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924982/flashback-1997-collection-of-hematopoietic-progenitor-cells-by-peripheral-blood-apheresis-after-stimulation-with-granulocyte-colony-stimulating-factor
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Willy A Flegel, Karen M Byrne, Harvey G Klein
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 18, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924462/quantification-of-active-and-latent-form-of-human-cytomegalovirus-infection-in-umbilical-cord-blood-donors-by-real-time-pcr
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E Abedi, M Kheirandish, Z Sharifi, S Samiee, P Kokhaei, Z Pourpak, M J Ashraf
BACKGROUND: Umbilical cord blood (UCB) is believed to be a highly valuable source of hematopoietic stem cells for transplantation. Objective: To investigate the prevalence of active and latent human cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection in UCB donors in Iranian population. METHODS: A total of 825 UCB samples was collected under standard procedures and analyzed for the presence of CMV DNAs in buffy coat (latent infection) and plasma (active infection). DNA was extracted from buffy coat and plasma samples separately and tested with quantitative real-time PCR...
2017: International Journal of Organ Transplantation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924109/retroperitoneal-bulky-histiocytic-sarcoma-successfully-treated-with-induction-chemotherapy-followed-by-curative-surgery
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Masafumi Oto, Akiko Maeda, Taku Nose, Yujiro Ueda, Shima Uneda, Akito Inadome, Koichi Oshima, Minoru Yoshida
Histiocytic sarcoma (HS) is a rare hematopoietic neoplasm. We report a patient with HS treated with induction chemotherapy followed by curative surgery. A 50-year-old man was referred to our hospital because of a retroperitoneal tumor. A computed tomography scan revealed a bulky retroperitoneal mass, infiltrating the surrounding organ. An excisional biopsy confirmed the diagnosis of HS. The tumor shrunk after multidrug chemotherapy. However, positron emission tomography showed uptake of fludeoxyglucose in the residual tumor...
September 15, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923647/is-cytomegalovirus-surveillance-necessary-for-patients-with-low-reactivation-risk-in-an-autologous-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation-setting
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A H Kaya, E Tekgunduz, S Akpinar, H Batgi, F Bekdemir, O Kayikci, S Namdaroglu, B U Ulu, M S Dal, M K Cakar, S Korkmaz, F Altuntas
BACKGROUND: In an autologous hematopoietic cell transplantation (AHCT) setting, routine cytomegalovirus (CMV) surveillance is not indicated except in high-risk situations. On the other hand, some studies reported increased CMV reactivation in AHCT setting as a result of incorporation of novel agents into treatment algorithms, such as bortezomib and rituximab. We retrospectively analyzed CMV reactivation and infection rates in patients with no high-risk features, who were treated with AHCT...
October 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923646/usefulness-of-post-transplant-hematopoietic-chimera-monitoring-by-use-of-the-quantitative-fluorescence-polymerase-chain-reaction-method
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M Lejman, K Drabko, B Styka, D Winnicka, M Babicz, I Jaszczuk, J R Kowalczyk
BACKGROUND: In the light of an increasing number of hematopoietic stem cell transplantations and more frequent use of reduced-intensity conditioning as preparative regimens for hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, post-transplant cell chimera monitoring is considered a necessity. METHODS: The quantitative fluorescence polymerase chain reaction method, along with the commercial AmpFSTR SGMPlus kit, was applied in research on hematopoietic chimeras. RESULTS: The total of 102 patients who had undergone allogenic transplantations were investigated...
October 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922955/comparison-of-zfns-versus-crispr-specific-nucleases-for-genome-edition-of-the-wiskott-aldrich-syndrome-locus
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Alejandra Gutierrez-Guerrero, Sabina Sanchez-Hernandez, Giuseppe Galvani, Javier Pinedo-Gomez, Almudena Sanchez-Gilabert, Rocio Martin-Guerra, Marien Cobo, Philip Gregory, Michael Holmes, Karim Benabdellah, Francisco Martin
Primary immunodeficiencies (PID), including Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome (WAS), are a main target for genome editing (GE) strategies using specific nucleases (SNs) since a small number of corrected hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) could cure patients. In this work, we have designed different WAS gene-specific CRISPR/Cas9 systems and compared their efficiency and specificity with homodimeric and heterodimeric WAS-specific Zinc Finger Nucleases (ZFNs) using K562 cells as a cellular model and plasmid nucleofection or integrative-deficient Lentiviral Vectors (IDLVs) for delivery...
September 19, 2017: Human Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922655/zymosan-a-protects-the-hematopoietic-system-from-radiation-induced-damage-by-targeting-tlr2-signaling-pathway
#18
Jicong Du, Ying Cheng, Suhe Dong, Pei Zhang, Jiaming Guo, Jiaqi Han, Fu Gao, Hainan Zhao, Ding Sun, Jianguo Cui, Jianming Cai, Cong Liu
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The hematopoietic system is vulnerable to ionizing radiation and is often severely damaged by radiation. Molecules affecting radioresistance include Toll-like receptor 2. We investigated whether Zymosan-A, a novel TLR2 agonist, can protect the hematopoietic system from radiation-induced damage after total body irradiation. METHODS: Mice were exposed to total body radiation after treatment with Zymosan-A or normal saline, and their survival was recorded...
September 1, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922455/stem-cell-mobilization-in-patients-with-dialysis-dependent-multiple-myeloma-report-of-the-polish-multiple-myeloma-group
#19
Anna Waszczuk-Gajda, Joanna Drozd-Sokołowska, Piotr Boguradzki, Jarosław Dybko, Tomasz Wróbel, Grzegorz Władysław Basak, Krzysztof Mądry, Emilian Snarski, Grzegorz Charliński, Ewa Frączak, Joanna Matuszkiewicz-Rowińska, Marian Klinger, Hanna Augustyniak-Bartosik, Magdalena Krajewska, Paweł Żebrowski, Maria Król, Elżbieta Urbanowska, Artur Jurczyszyn, Michał Taszner, Wieslaw Wiktor Jędrzejczak, Jadwiga Dwilewicz-Trojaczek
INTRODUCTION: High-dose chemotherapy with autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (auto-HSCT) improves the outcome of patients with multiple myeloma (MM). It seems that auto-HSCT is also a feasible therapeutic option in MM dialysis-dependent (MMDD) patients. However, to perform transplantation, a sufficient number of stem cells must be collected. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Given that data on mobilization of auto-HSC efficacy and safety in dialysis-dependent patients are limited, we report data from all Polish Centers belonging to the Polish Multiple Myeloma Group...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Clinical Apheresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922286/nocardia-infections-in-solid-organ-and-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplant-recipients
#20
Julien Coussement, David Lebeaux, Claire Rouzaud, Olivier Lortholary
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Nocardia spp. is a gram-positive bacteria that may cause infections in humans. Nocardiosis has been described since the early years of transplantation. This review aims to provide an overview of present knowledge regarding posttransplant nocardiosis, with a focus on recent findings. RECENT FINDINGS: Nocardiosis is not rare among transplant recipients, especially after thoracic transplantation and/or in case of intense immunosuppressive regimen or use of tacrolimus...
September 15, 2017: Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases
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