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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916317/presence-of-human-herpesvirus-8-hhv-8-dna-sequences-in-patients-with-lymphoproliferative-diseases-and-chronic-blood-disorders
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Hossein Keyvani, Mohammad Hadi Karbalaie Niya, Maryam Esghaei, Farah Bokharaei Salim, Seyed Hamid Reza Monavari
OBJECTIVE: Human herpesvirus 8 (HHV-8) is the causative agent of Kaposi's sarcoma (KS), but it has also been associated with different hematologic malignancies, including plasmablastic lymphoma, Multicentric Castleman's disease (MCD), primary effusion lymphoma (PEL) and various atypical lymphoproliferative disorders. Patients with underlying lymphoproliferative diseases and chronic blood disorders who become infected with this virus are at risk for human malignancies. This small study reported the frequency of human herpesvirus -8 in 81 Iranian patients with lymphoproliferative disorders for estimation of possible factors affecting malignancy...
September 12, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900820/outcome-of-childhood-leukaemia-survivors-and-necrosis-of-the-femoral-head-treated-with-autologous-mesenchymal-stem-cells
#2
T de Rojas, S Martínez-Álvarez, S Lerma-Lara, M Á Díaz, L Madero, M Ramírez
PURPOSE: Corticoid-induced osteonecrosis (ON) of femoral head can lead to severe hip joint impairment and hip replacement, with negative impact in young survivors of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) with long life expectancy. We aim to improve quality of life in these patients with a novel approach. METHODS/PATIENTS: Based on the regenerative capacities of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), we performed locally implanted autologous cell therapy in two adolescents suffering of bilateral femoral ON...
September 12, 2017: Clinical & Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892922/early-t-cell-precursor-acute-lymphoblastic-leukaemia-lymphoma-immunohistochemical-evaluation-of-four-lymph-node-biopsies
#3
Divya Shelly, Sumeet Gujral
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886882/insights-into-defective-serological-memory-after-acute-lymphoblastic-leukaemia-treatment-the-role-of-the-plasma-cell-survival-niche-memory-b-cells-and-gut-microbiota-in-vaccine-responses
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REVIEW
Shanie Saghafian-Hedengren, Ismael Söderström, Eva Sverremark-Ekström, Anna Nilsson
Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) is the most common type of cancer in children, accounting for approximately 25% of childhood cancer cases. As a result of effective treatments over the past decades, paediatric ALL mortality has been greatly reduced. Chemotherapy, however, has a range of harmful side effects including the loss of protective antibodies against vaccine-preventable diseases. Since ALL survivors have an increased risk of health problems including organ insufficiencies, acquired vaccine-preventable infections subsequent to clinical remission could become life threatening to these individuals...
August 26, 2017: Blood Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880434/a-bayesian-cusum-plot-diagnosing-quality-of-treatment
#5
Steen Rosthøj, Rikke-Line Jacobsen
OBJECTIVES: To present a CUSUM plot based on Bayesian diagnostic reasoning displaying evidence in favour of "healthy" rather than "sick" quality of treatment (QOT), and to demonstrate a technique using Kaplan-Meier survival curves permitting application to case series with ongoing follow-up. METHODS: For a case series with known final outcomes: Consider each case a diagnostic test of good versus poor QOT (expected vs. increased failure rates), determine the likelihood ratio (LR) of the observed outcome, convert LR to weight taking log to base 2, and add up weights sequentially in a plot showing how many times odds in favour of good QOT have been doubled...
September 7, 2017: Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870926/hedgehog-stimulation-suppresses-clonogenicity-and-activates-notch-signalling-in-t-lymphoblastic-leukaemia-jurkat-cells
#6
Yuki Okuhashi, Mai Itoh, Shuji Tohda
BACKGROUND/AIM: Hedgehog (HH) and NOTCH pathways are involved in the regulation of cancer stem cells and haematopoietic malignancies. However, the effects of HH stimulation on cell growth and NOTCH signalling in acute T-lymphoblastic leukaemia (T-ALL) cells have not been elucidated. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Two T-ALL cell lines, Jurkat and KOPT-K1 harbouring activating NOTCH1 mutations, were cultured with recombinant Sonic (S) HH and analysed for proliferation, colony formation, and expression of NOTCH-regulated genes and proteins...
September 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868017/natural-killer-cell-lymphoblastic-leukaemia-lymphoma-case-report-and-review-of-the-recent-literature
#7
Qanita Sedick, Sultan Alotaibi, Saeed Alshieban, Khalid Ben Naheet, Ghaleb Elyamany
Natural killer (NK) cell lymphoblastic leukaemia/lymphoma is a rare haemopoietic tumour currently defined in the 2008 WHO classification under the category of acute leukaemias of ambiguous lineage. A diagnosis of this type of leukaemia is considered in cases expressing CD56 along with immature T-cell-associated markers such as CD2 and CD7 with absence of B-cell and myeloid markers; in addition, blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell leukaemia should be excluded. Prior to 2008, these precursor NK cell lymphoblastic leukaemias/lymphomas were categorized as myeloid/NK cell acute leukaemia with a phenotype identical to acute myeloid leukaemia with minimal differentiation...
May 2017: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862246/hypereosinophilia-a-rare-presentation-of-acute-lymphoblastic-leukaemia
#8
G Narayanan, L V Soman, R Kumar
Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) presenting as peripheral blood hypereosinophilia is very rare and the incidence is <1%. The characteristic feature of patients with ALL and hypereosinophilia is the absence of blasts in peripheral blood, and this might lead to misdiagnosis of ALL. It is important for clinicians and pathologists to be aware of this uncommon initial presentation of ALL to avoid delay in diagnosis. We report a 37-year-old man who presented with fever and respiratory symptoms and was found to have hypereosinophilia in peripheral blood...
August 31, 2017: Journal of Postgraduate Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855025/changes-in-the-gastrointestinal-microbiota-of-children-with-acute-lymphoblastic-leukaemia-and-its-association-with-antibiotics-in-the-short-term
#9
Lu Bai, Panpan Zhou, Dong Li, Xiuli Ju
PURPOSE: To detect the alteration of gut bacteria in children with ALL and analyse the impact of short-term-use of antibiotics on the changes caused by ALL. METHODOLOGY: We collected faecal samples from both children with ALL and healthy children. According to their medication history with antibiotics, we classified the samples into ALL+ATBx, ALL, CON+ATBx and CON groups. Next-generation sequencing was performed to identify the gut bacteria according to the MiSeq platform...
August 31, 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821995/expression-of-the-pol-gene-of-human-endogenous-retroviruses-herv-k-and-w-in-leukemia-patients
#10
Massimiliano Bergallo, Paola Montanari, Katia Mareschi, Chiara Merlino, Massimo Berger, Ilaria Bini, Valentina Daprà, Ilaria Galliano, Franca Fagioli
The human endogenous retroviruses (HERVs) are a family of endogenous retroviruses that integrated into the germ cell DNA of primates over 30 million years ago. HERV expression seems impaired in several diseases, ranging from autoimmune to neoplastic disorders. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the overall endogenous retroviral transcription profile in bone marrow (BM) samples. A total of 30 paediatric high-risk leukaemia patients (lymphoid and myeloid malignancies) were tested for HERVs virus gene expression...
August 18, 2017: Archives of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821895/osteonecrosis-in-adolescents-and-young-adults-with-acute-lymphoblastic-leukaemia-on-hong-kong-singapore-acute-lymphocytic-leukaemia-97-protocol
#11
Bryan Mh Keng, Gee Chuan Wong
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819864/molecular-processes-involved-in-b-cell-acute-lymphoblastic-leukaemia
#12
REVIEW
Camille Malouf, Katrin Ottersbach
B cell leukaemia is one of the most frequent malignancies in the paediatric population, but also affects a significant proportion of adults in developed countries. The majority of infant and paediatric cases initiate the process of leukaemogenesis during foetal development (in utero) through the formation of a chromosomal translocation or the acquisition/deletion of genetic material (hyperdiploidy or hypodiploidy, respectively). This first genetic insult is the major determinant for the prognosis and therapeutic outcome of patients...
August 17, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819740/inotuzumab-ozogamicin-first-global-approval
#13
Yvette N Lamb
Intravenous inotuzumab ozogamicin (Besponsa(®); Pfizer) is an anti-CD22 monoclonal antibody-calicheamicin conjugate that binds to CD22-expressing tumour cells. Upon binding, the complex is internalised and the cytotoxic calicheamicin derivative is released inside the cell, inducing double-strand DNA breakage and subsequent cell death. In June 2017, the EMA granted inotuzumab ozogamicin approval as monotherapy for the treatment of adults with relapsed or refractory CD22-positive B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL)...
August 17, 2017: Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818704/orphan-drug-regulation-a-missed-opportunity-for-children-and-adolescents-with-cancer
#14
Gilles Vassal, Pam Kearns, Patricia Blanc, Nicole Scobie, Delphine Heenen, Andy Pearson
BACKGROUND: Oncology represents a major sector in the field of orphan drug development in Europe. The objective was to evaluate whether children and adolescents with cancer benefited from the Orphan Drug Regulation. METHODS: Data on orphan drug designations (ODDs) and registered orphan drugs from 8th August 2000 to 10th September 2016 were collected from the Community Register of medicinal products for human use. Assessment history, product information and existence of paediatric investigation plans were searched and retrieved from the European Medicine Agency website...
August 14, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795412/severe-neurological-disorders-and-refractory-aspergillosis-in-an-adolescent-treated-by-vincristine-and-voriconazole
#15
Y Bennis, S Bodeau, A Lutun, A Gourmel, C Solas, S Quaranta, N Guillaume, T Chouaki, A-S Lemaire-Hurtel, K Masmoudi
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVE: Voriconazole and vincristine are major therapeutics in paediatric haematology. However, the risk-benefit ratio of the treatment of invasive aspergillosis with voriconazole in patients receiving vincristine-based chemotherapy remains unclear. CASE DESCRIPTION: We report severe peripheral and central neurological disorders in a 14-year-old girl with T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia and pulmonary aspergillosis. The case describes a strong exacerbation by voriconazole of the vincristine-induced neuropathic pains...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782216/temporal-changes-in-neutropenic-blood-culture-isolates-and-disease-associations-a-single-centre-series-of-1139-episodes
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Nathanael Lucas, Michael Humble, Dalice Sim, Michelle Balm, John Carter, Robert Weinkove
Neutropenic infections are life-threatening and require empiric antibiotic treatment. We examined 1139 blood culture isolates from our institution over a 36-year period from neutropenic patients to examine temporal trends and disease associations. Positive associations were found between viridans streptococci and acute myeloid leukaemia, coagulase negative staphylococci and acute lymphoblastic leukaemia and Pseudomonas aeruginosa and indolent B-cell malignancies.
August 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771663/safety-and-efficacy-of-nelarabine-in-children-and-young-adults-with-relapsed-or-refractory-t-lineage-acute-lymphoblastic-leukaemia-or-t-lineage-lymphoblastic-lymphoma-results-of-a-phase-4-study
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Christian Michel Zwaan, Jerzy Kowalczyk, Claudine Schmitt, Bella Bielorai, Mark W Russo, Mary Woessner, Sulabha Ranganathan, Guy Leverger
Nelarabine is an antineoplastic agent approved for the treatment of relapsed/refractory T-lineage acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (T-ALL) or T-lineage acute lymphoblastic lymphoma (T-LBL). The purpose of this phase 4, multicentre, single-arm, observational, open-label trial was to provide additional data on the safety and efficacy of nelarabine under licensed conditions of use in children and young adults ≤21 years of age. Patients (N = 28) had a mean ± standard deviation age of 11·5 ± 4·6 years; 71% were male and 61% had a diagnosis of T-ALL...
August 2, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771662/neurotoxic-side-effects-in-children-with-refractory-or-relapsed-t-cell-malignancies-treated-with-nelarabine-based-therapy
#18
Michaela Kuhlen, Kirsten Bleckmann, Anja Möricke, Martin Schrappe, Simon Vieth, Gabriele Escherich, Annika Bronsema, Annika Vonalt, Manon Queudeville, C Michel Zwaan, Martin Ebinger, Klaus-Michael Debatin, Thomas Klingebiel, Ewa Koscielniak, Claudia Rossig, Birgit Burkhardt, Reinhard Kolb, Cornelia Eckert, Arndt Borkhardt, Arend von Stackelberg, Christiane Chen-Santel
The prognosis in children with refractory or relapsed (r/r) T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (T-ALL) or lymphoblastic lymphoma (T-LBL) is poor. Nelarabine (Ara-G) has successfully been used as salvage therapy in these children, but has been associated with significant, even fatal, neurotoxicities. We retrospectively analysed 52 patients with r/r T-ALL/T-LBL aged ≤19 years who were treated with Ara-G alone (n = 25) or in combination with cyclophosphamide and etoposide (n = 27). The majority of patients (45/52) received 1-2 cycles of Ara-G...
August 2, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737249/haploidentical-transplantation-compared-with-matched-sibling%C3%A2-and-unrelated-donor-transplantation-for-adults-with-standard-risk-acute-lymphoblastic-leukaemia-in-first-complete-remission
#19
Li-Jie Han, Yu Wang, Zhi-Ping Fan, Fen Huang, Jian Zhou, Yue-Wen Fu, Hong Qu, Li Xuan, Na Xu, Jie-Yu Ye, Zhi-Lei Bian, Yong-Ping Song, Xiao-Jun Huang, Qi-Fa Liu
We retrospectively investigated outcomes of haploidentical donor (HID) transplant for adults with standard-risk acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) in first complete remission (CR1) compared with human leucocyte antigen (HLA)-matched sibling donor (MSD) and HLA-matched unrelated donor (MUD) transplants. A total of 348 adult patients were enrolled, including 127 HID, 144 MSD and 77 MUD recipients. The cumulative incidence of grade II-IV acute graft-versus-host disease (aGVHD) was 39·5%, 24·0% and 40·3% for HID, MSD and MUD, respectively (P = 0·020)...
July 24, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736188/asparaginase-associated-pancreatitis-in-childhood-acute-lymphoblastic-leukaemia-an-observational-ponte-di-legno-toxicity-working-group-study
#20
Benjamin O Wolthers, Thomas L Frandsen, André Baruchel, Andishe Attarbaschi, Shlomit Barzilai, Antonella Colombini, Gabriele Escherich, Kathrine Grell, Hiroto Inaba, Gábor Kovacs, Der-Cherng Liang, Marion Mateos, Veerle Mondelaers, Anja Möricke, Tomasz Ociepa, Sujith Samarasinghe, Lewis B Silverman, Inge M van der Sluis, Martin Stanulla, Lynda M Vrooman, Michihiro Yano, Ester Zapotocka, Kjeld Schmiegelow
BACKGROUND: Survival for childhood acute lymphoblastic leukaemia surpasses 90% with contemporary therapy; however, patients remain burdened by the severe toxic effects of treatment, including asparaginase-associated pancreatitis. To investigate the risk of complications and risk of re-exposing patients with asparaginase-associated pancreatitis to asparaginase, 18 acute lymphoblastic leukaemia trial groups merged data for this observational study. METHODS: Patient files from 26 trials run by 18 trial groups were reviewed on children (aged 1·0-17·9 years) diagnosed with t(9;22)-negative acute lymphoblastic leukaemia between June 1, 1996, and Jan 1, 2016, who within 50 days of asparaginase exposure developed asparaginase-associated pancreatitis...
July 20, 2017: Lancet Oncology
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