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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149980/incidence-of-infectious-complications-in-children-with-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-treated-with-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
#1
A Zaucha-Prażmo, J R Kowalczyk, K Drabko, K Czyżewski, J Goździk, O Zając-Spychała, J Wachowiak, J Frączkiewicz, E Gorczyńska, K Kałwak, J Styczyński
OBJECTIVE: We analyzed incidence and profile of infections in children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) treated with hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) in Polish pediatric HSCT departments, over a 2-year period. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Hospital records of 67 patients, who underwent allogeneic HSCT for ALL, were analyzed retrospectively for microbiologically documented infection: bacterial infection (BI), viral infection (VI), and fungal infection (FI)...
November 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149251/parental-age-and-risk-of-lymphoid-neoplasms
#2
Gunnar Larfors, Ingrid Glimelius, Sandra Eloranta, Karin E Smedby
High parental age at childbirth has repeatedly been linked to childhood malignancies, while few studies have focused on the offspring's risk of adult cancer. In this population-based case-control study, we identified 32,000 patients with lymphoid neoplasms, diagnosed at ages 0-79 years during the period 1987-2011, and 160,000 matched controls in Sweden. Using prospectively registered data on their first-degree relatives, we evaluated the impact of parental age on the risk of lymphoid neoplasms by subtype. Overall, each 5-year increment in maternal age was associated with a 3% increase in incidence of offspring lymphoid neoplasms (hazard ratio = 1...
November 15, 2017: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149122/leukostasis-management-to-prevent-crisis-in-acute-leukemia%C3%A2
#3
Lisa M Blackburn, Shelly Brown, Aimee Munyon, Michelle Orovets
BACKGROUND: Hyperleukocytosis, a peripheral white blood cell count greater than 100,000/mm3,is most commonly seen in patients with newly diagnosed or relapsed acute lymphoblastic leukemia and acute myeloid leukemia. Leukostasis is a reduction in blood flow related to hyperviscosity. Hyperleukocytosis, causing leukostasis, is an oncologic emergency and requires an exacting assessment and rapid response with appropriate intervention to prevent morbidity and mortality in the first week after diagnosis...
December 1, 2017: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148893/reduced-intensity-delayed-intensification-in-standard-risk-pediatric-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-defined-by-undetectable-minimal-residual-disease-results-of-an-international-randomized-trial-aieop-bfm-all-2000
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Martin Schrappe, Kirsten Bleckmann, Martin Zimmermann, Andrea Biondi, Anja Möricke, Franco Locatelli, Gunnar Cario, Carmelo Rizzari, Andishe Attarbaschi, Maria Grazia Valsecchi, Claus R Bartram, Elena Barisone, Felix Niggli, Charlotte Niemeyer, Anna Maria Testi, Georg Mann, Ottavio Ziino, Beat Schäfer, Renate Panzer-Grümayer, Rita Beier, Rosanna Parasole, Gudrun Göhring, Wolf-Dieter Ludwig, Fiorina Casale, Paul-Gerhardt Schlegel, Giuseppe Basso, Valentino Conter
Purpose Delayed intensification (DI) is an integral part of treatment of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), but it is associated with relevant toxicity. Therefore, standard-risk patients of trial AIEOP-BFM ALL 2000 (Combination Chemotherapy Based on Risk of Relapse in Treating Young Patients With ALL) were investigated with the specific aim to reduce treatment intensity. Patients and Methods Between July 2000 and July 2006, 1,164 patients (1 to 17 years of age) with standard-risk ALL (defined as the absence of high-risk cytogenetics and undetectable minimal residual disease on days 33 and 78) were randomly assigned to either experimental reduced-intensity DI (protocol III; P-III) or standard DI (protocol II; P-II)...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147589/%C3%AE-%C3%AE-t-cell-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-lymphoma-discussion-of-two-pediatric-cases-and-its-distinction-from-other-mature-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-t-cell-malignancies
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Eric X Wei, Vasiliki Leventaki, John K Choi, Susana C Raimondi, Elizabeth M Azzato, Sheila A Shurtleff, Menchu G Ong, Diana M Veillon, James D Cotelingam, Rodney E Shackelford
Gamma delta (γδ) T-cell antigen receptor (TCR) expression and its related T-cell differentiation are not commonly reported in T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia/lymphoma (T-ALL). Here we report two pediatric T-ALL cases and present their clinical features, histology, immunophenotypes, cytogenetics, and molecular diagnostic findings. The first patient is a two-year-old girl with leukocytosis, circulating lymphoblasts, and a cryptic insertion of a short-arm segment at 10p12 into the long-arm segment of 11q23 resulting in an MLL and AF10 fusion transcript, which may be the first reported in γδ T-ALL...
2017: Case Reports in Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146215/-acute-methotrexate-related-neurotoxicity-and-pseudo-stroke-syndrome
#6
V Deneux, N Leboucq, L Saumet, S Haouy, T Akbaraly, N Sirvent
Treatment of acute lymphoblastic leukemia requires high-dose systemic and/or intrathecal methotrexate to prevent and/or treat central nervous system disorders. Acute neurotoxicity of methotrexate, of unknown etiopathogenesis, is characterized by the polymorphism of clinical manifestations, responsible for a potentially harmful diagnostic delay in these immunosuppressed patients. We describe five episodes of transient acute leukoencephalopathy mimicking a stroke, reported in the literature as "pseudo-stroke syndrome"...
November 13, 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145310/successful-treatment-with-rivaroxaban-of-cerebral-venous-thrombosis-and-bone-marrow-necrosis-induced-by-pegaspargase-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#7
Jingrui Sui, Yongming Zhang, Liqing Yang, Hui Wang, Junqing Xu, Rongxia Wei, Yaping Hao, Xiaolei Wang, Jun Peng, Junjie Ma
RATIONALE: Pegaspargase has been used in the treatment of acute lymphoblastic leukemia with promising results. However, it has also been associated with several potentially serious complications, including thrombosis. Pegaspargase-induced cerebral venous thrombosis and bone marrow necrosis are very rare. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 50-year-old female developed headache, weakness of the right lower extremity, fever, and bone pain after chemotherapy including pegaspargase for the treatment of acute lymphoblastic leukemia...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144828/prognostic-impact-of-cd200-and-cd56-expression-in-pediatric-b-cell-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-patients
#8
Salah Aref, Emad Azmy, Kadry El-Bakry, Lobna Ibrahim, Sherin Abdel Aziz
This study aimed to determine the prognostic impact of CD200 and CD56 expression in pediatric B cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL) patients, both of which have been implicated in immune tolerance and previously suggested as independent risk factors. CD200 has a central role in immune tolerance that protects stem cells and other critical tissues from immune damage. The expression of CD200/CD56 in leukemic blasts were assessed in leukemic blasts before chemotherapy in 43 bone marrow (BM) and/or peripheral blood (PB) samples by flow cytometry...
November 16, 2017: Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143423/treatment-and-biology-of-pediatric-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
#9
REVIEW
Motohiro Kato, Atsushi Manabe
Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is the most common pediatric malignancy. In the past ALL was intractable but now the survival probability is as high as 80-90%. Improved supportive care, treatment stratification based on relapse risk, biological features of leukemic cells, and optimization of treatment regimens by nationwide and international collaboration have contributed to this dramatic improvement. While including traditional risk factors (e.g., age and leukocyte count at diagnosis), the treatment has been modified based on biological characteristics (aneuploidy and translocation) and treatment response (assessed by minimal residual disease)...
November 16, 2017: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143289/agents-in-development-for-childhood-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
#10
REVIEW
Kelly W Maloney, Lia Gore
Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is the most common cancer in childhood. Standard chemotherapy has afforded outstanding outcomes for many patients; however, there remain some sub-groups with high-risk features, refractory disease, and patients that  relapse who have a poor prognosis with conventional treatments. Over the past decade, there have been significant advances in newer treatment options, including improved monoclonal antibody therapies, T cell engagers, and chimeric antigen T-cell receptor products, all of which have changed the landscape for patients who relapse...
November 15, 2017: Paediatric Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143249/next-generation-chimeric-antigen-receptor-t-cell-therapy-going-off-the-shelf
#11
Marco Ruella, Saad S Kenderian
Autologous, patient-specific chimeric antigen receptor T-cell (CART) therapy has emerged as a powerful and potentially curative therapy for cancer, especially for CD19-positive hematological malignancies. Indeed, on August 30, 2017, the University of Pennsylvania-designed CD19-directed CART (CART-19) cell therapy (CTL019, tisagenlecleucel-t, Kymriah - Novartis) became the first CART therapy approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for acute lymphoblastic leukemia. However, the development of CART technology and its wider application is partly limited by the patient-specific nature of such a platform and by the time required for manufacturing...
November 16, 2017: BioDrugs: Clinical Immunotherapeutics, Biopharmaceuticals and Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140934/response-of-symptomatic-persistent-chronic-disseminated-candidiasis-to-corticosteroid-therapy-in-immunosuppressed-pediatric-patients-case-study-and-review-of-the-literature
#12
Vered Shkalim-Zemer, Itzhak Levi, Salvador Fischer, Hannah Tamary, Joanne Yakobovich, Gali Avrahami, Gil Gilad, Sara Elitzur, Isaac Yaniv, Ronit Elhasid, Michal Manistersky, Itamar Shalit
BACKGROUND: Chronic disseminated candidiasis (CDC) is a severe invasive fungal infection principally observed during neutrophil recovery in patients with acute leukemia treated with intensive chemotherapy. Its pathophysiology remains unclear. We describe the management of six children with symptomatic CDC who did not respond to antifungal therapy. METHODS: The databases of the hematology-oncology departments of two tertiary pediatric medical centers were searched for all patients diagnosed with CDC from 2003 to 2015 who responded to corticosteroids after failing antifungal therapy...
November 14, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140408/philadelphia-chromosome-like-mixed-phenotype-acute-leukemia-demonstrating-p2ry8-crlf2-fusion-and-jak1-mutation
#13
Sarah M Choi, John K Frederiksen, Charles W Ross, Dale L Bixby, Lina Shao
Objectives: Philadelphia chromosome-like (Ph-like) genetic alterations define a subset of B lymphoblastic leukemia/lymphoma (B-ALL), which represents a separate provisional entity in the World Health Organization 2016 updated classification. However, these alterations have not been described outside the context of B-ALL. Methods: Cytogenomic array and molecular analysis identified a Ph-like signature in a mixed-phenotype acute leukemia (MPAL), B/myeloid, confirmed using conventional immunophenotypic and cytochemical analysis...
November 11, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138297/mafb-enhances-oncogenic-notch-signaling-in-t-cell-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
#14
Kostandin V Pajcini, Lanwei Xu, Lijian Shao, Jelena Petrovic, Karol Palasiewicz, Yumi Ohtani, Will Bailis, Curtis Lee, Gerald B Wertheim, Rajeswaran Mani, Natarajan Musuthamy, Yunlei Li, Jules P P Meijerink, Stephen C Blacklow, Robert B Faryabi, Sara Cherry, Warren S Pear
Activating mutations in the gene encoding the cell-cell contact signaling protein Notch1 are common in human T cell acute lymphoblastic leukemias (T-ALLs). However, expressing Notch1 mutant alleles in mice fails to efficiently induce the development of leukemia. We performed a gain-of-function screen to identify proteins that enhanced signaling by leukemia-associated Notch1 mutants. The transcription factors MAFB and ETS2 emerged as candidates that individually enhanced Notch1 signaling, and when coexpressed, they synergistically increased signaling to an extent similar to that induced by core components of the Notch transcriptional complex...
November 14, 2017: Science Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137234/the-af4-mll-fusion-transiently-augments-multilineage-hematopoietic-engraftment-but-is-not-sufficient-to-initiate-leukemia-in-cord-blood-cd34-cells
#15
Cristina Prieto, Rolf Marschalek, Alessa Kühn, Adelheid Bursen, Clara Bueno, Pablo Menéndez
The translocation t(4;11)(q21;q23) is the hallmark genetic abnormality associated with infant pro-B acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL) and has the highest frequency of rearrangement in Mixed-lineage leukemia (MLL) leukemias. Unlike other MLL translocations, MLL-AF4-induced proB-ALL is exceptionally difficult to model in mice/humans. Previous work has investigated the relevance of the reciprocal translocation fusion protein AF4-MLL for t(4;11) leukemia, finding that AF4-MLL is capable of inducing proB-ALL without requirement for MLL-AF4 when expressed in murine hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells (HSPCs)...
October 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137098/scrambler-therapy-for-the-treatment-of-neuropathic-pain-related-to-leukemia-in-a-pediatric-patient-a-case-report
#16
Hahck Soo Park, Won-Joong Kim, Hyung Gon Kim, Seung Hee Yoo
RATIONALE: Cancer-related neuropathic pain often responds poorly to standard pain treatments. Scrambler therapy has relieved refractory chronic pain in several uncontrolled clinical trials. PATIENT CONCERNS: An 11-year-old female patient was suffering from left groin and medial thigh pain after irradiation to the knee. The girl was diagnosed with precursor B-cell lymphoblastic leukemia 2 years ago. Extramedullary relapse of leukemia developed 1 month ago and pain had started...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136727/-the-459th-case-arthralgia-fever-rash-and-thrombocytopenia
#17
J Z Shen, Y Wang, M Y Fang
The differential diagnoses of reactive arthritis presenting as arthralgia should be considered as diverse disorders, especially when the symptoms cannot be fully explained by some definite diseases. Do not ignore the indication of bone marrow aspiration. We reported a 50-year-old woman who complained of arthralgia, recurrent fever and rash 9 months ago. Laboratory exams showed mild leukopenia, anemia, thrombocytopenia and increased lymphocyte proportion. She was treated with glucocorticoid after the diagnosis of connective tissue disease was suspected...
November 1, 2017: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136506/a-paradoxical-tumor-suppressor-role-for-the-rac1-exchange-factor-vav1-in-t-cell-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
#18
Javier Robles-Valero, L Francisco Lorenzo-Martín, Mauricio Menacho-Márquez, Isabel Fernández-Pisonero, Antonio Abad, Mireia Camós, María L Toribio, Lluis Espinosa, Anna Bigas, Xosé R Bustelo
Rho guanine exchange factors (GEFs), the enzymes that stimulate Rho GTPases, are deemed as potential therapeutic targets owing to their protumorigenic functions. However, the understanding of the spectrum of their pathobiological roles in tumors is still very limited. We report here that the GEF Vav1 unexpectedly possesses tumor-suppressor functions in immature T cells. This function entails the noncatalytic nucleation of complexes between the ubiquitin ligase Cbl-b and the intracellular domain of Notch1 (ICN1) that favors ICN1 ubiquitinylation and degradation...
November 13, 2017: Cancer Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134740/elevated-mitochondrial-dna-copy-numbers-in-pediatric-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-a-potential-biomarker-for-predicting-inferior-survival
#19
Ayushi Jain, Sameer Bakhshi, Himani Thakkar, Mike Gerards, Archna Singh
BACKGROUND: Studies on mitochondrial DNA copy number reveal an increase or decrease in copy number that appears to be cancer specific, but data on acute lymphoblastic leukemia have been inconsistent regarding the significance of changes in mitochondrial DNA copies. The purpose of this pilot study was to analyze mitochondrial DNA copy number and mitochondrial DNA integrity. PROCEDURE: Copy number and mitochondrial deletion ratios were estimated in the bone marrow of 51 patients and peripheral blood of 30 healthy controls using quantitative real-time PCR...
November 14, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133777/acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-patient-with-variant-atf7ip-pdgfrb-fusion-and-favorable-response-to-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitor-treatment-a-case-report
#20
Ge Zhang, Yanle Zhang, Jianrong Wu, Yan Chen, Zhigui Ma
BACKGROUND Chromosomal translocations involving the PDGFRB gene have been reported in a broad spectrum of hematological malignancies. An ATF7IP/PDGFRB fusion was recently identified in a Philadelphia chromosome-like (Ph-like) B-progenitor acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL) patient. Here we report on a special case of a Ph-like ALL patient who had a variant ATF7IP/PDGFRB fusion. CASE REPORT In this case, a variant fusion was created between ATF7IP exon 9 (instead of exon 13) and PDGFRB exon 11, resulting in the loss of 411 nucleotides and 137 amino acids in the ATF7IP/PDGFRB fusion cDNA and its encoded chimeric protein, respectively...
November 14, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
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