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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218961/the-hemocue-wbc-diff-system-could-be-used-for-leucocyte-and-neutrophil-counts-but-not-for-full-differential-counts
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Malgorzata Karawajczyk, Saba Haile, Magnus Grabski, Anders Larsson
AIM: The aim of this study was to evaluate the HemoCue WBC DIFF system for point of care testing of fingerstick samples from paediatric patients. METHODS: We analysed 158 white blood cell counts on both the point of care HemoCue WBC DIFF instrument and the Cell Dyn Sapphire cell counter used by our central laboratory and compared the results. The measurements were performed using fingerstick samples drawn by nurses working in paediatric emergency and paediatric oncology units...
February 20, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205365/paratesticular-rhabdomyosarcoma-in-children-and-adolescents-outcome-and-patterns-of-relapse-when-utilizing-a-nonsurgical-strategy-for-lymph-node-staging-report-from-the-international-society-of-paediatric-oncology-siop-malignant-mesenchymal-tumour-89-and-95
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Timothy Rogers, Veronique Minard-Colin, Nathalie Cozic, Meriel Jenney, Johannes H M Merks, Soledad Gallego, Christine Devalck, Mark N Gaze, Anna Kelsey, Odile Oberlin, Mike Stevens, Richard D Spicer, Christophe Bergeron, Helene Martelli
PURPOSE: To report the results from International Society of Pediatric Oncology (SIOP) Malignant Mesenchymal Tumors studies (MMT 89 and 95) of males with nonmetastatic paratesticular rhabdomyosarcoma. METHODS: From 1989 to 2003, 159 patients were included. Radical inguinal orchidectomy was recommended, but retroperitoneal lymph node (LN) assessment was based on imaging alone. The treatment was stratified by stage (SIOP tumor-node-metastasis staging system) and histology...
February 16, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187790/retinoic-acid-and-tgf-%C3%AE-signalling-cooperate-to-overcome-mycn-induced-retinoid-resistance
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David J Duffy, Aleksandar Krstic, Melinda Halasz, Thomas Schwarzl, Anja Konietzny, Kristiina Iljin, Desmond G Higgins, Walter Kolch
BACKGROUND: Retinoid therapy is widely employed in clinical oncology to differentiate malignant cells into their more benign counterparts. However, certain high-risk cohorts, such as patients with MYCN-amplified neuroblastoma, are innately resistant to retinoid therapy. Therefore, we employed a precision medicine approach to globally profile the retinoid signalling response and to determine how an excess of cellular MYCN antagonises these signalling events to prevent differentiation and confer resistance...
February 10, 2017: Genome Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182813/second-malignant-neoplasms-in-childhood-cancer-survivors-treated-in-a-tertiary-paediatric-oncology-centre
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Jia Wei Lim, Frances Sh Yeap, Yiong Huak Chan, Allen Ej Yeoh, Thuan Chong Quah, Poh Lin Tan
Introduction: One of the most feared complications of childhood cancer treatment is second malignant neoplasms (SMNs). This study evaluates the incidence, risk factors and outcomes of SMNs in a tertiary paediatric oncology centre in Singapore. Materials and Methods: A retrospective review was conducted on patients diagnosed with childhood cancer under age 21 and treated at the National University Hospital, Singapore, from January 1990 to 15 April 2012. Case records of patients with SMNs were reviewed. Results: We identified 1124 cases of childhood cancers with a median follow-up of 3...
January 2017: Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176409/missing-life-stories-the-narratives-of-palliative-patients-parents-and-physicians-in-paediatric-oncology
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E De Clercq, B S Elger, T Wangmo
Illness narratives have become very popular. The stories of children, however, are rarely ever studied. This paper aims to provide insight into how children, parents and physicians make sense of progressive childhood cancer. It also explores how this meaning-giving process interacts with cultural dominant stories on cancer and dying. The presented data come from 16 open-ended face-to-face interviews with palliative paediatric patients, their parents and physicians. The interviews were carried out in eight paediatric oncology centres in Switzerland...
February 8, 2017: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151390/diagnosis-and-management-of-newly-diagnosed-childhood-autoimmune-haemolytic-anaemia-recommendations-from-the-red-cell-study-group-of-the-paediatric-haemato-oncology-italian-association
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Saverio Ladogana, Matteo Maruzzi, Piera Samperi, Silverio Perrotta, Giovanni C Del Vecchio, Lucia D Notarangelo, Piero Farruggia, Federico Verzegnassi, Nicoletta Masera, Paola Saracco, Silvia Fasoli, Maurizio Miano, Gabriella Girelli, Wilma Barcellini, Alberto Zanella, Giovanna Russo
Autoimmune haemolytic anaemia is an uncommon disorder to which paediatric haematology centres take a variety of diagnostic and therapeutic approaches. The Red Cell Working Group of the Italian Association of Paediatric Onco-haematology (Associazione Italiana di Ematologia ed Oncologia Pediatrica, AIEOP) developed this document in order to collate expert opinions on the management of newly diagnosed childhood autoimmune haemolytic anaemia.The diagnostic process includes the direct and indirect antiglobulin tests; recommendations are given regarding further diagnostic tests, specifically in the cases that the direct and indirect antiglobulin tests are negative...
December 16, 2016: Blood Transfusion, Trasfusione del Sangue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134478/parents-preferences-for-the-organisation-of-long-term-follow-up-of-childhood-cancer-survivors
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J Vetsch, C S Rueegg, L Mader, E Bergstraesser, M Diezi, C E Kuehni, G Michel
Parents take an important role in follow-up of young cancer survivors. We aimed to investigate (1) parents' preferences for organisation of follow-up (including content, specialists involved and models of care), and (2) parents' and children's characteristics predicting preference for generalist vs. specialist-led follow-up. We sent a questionnaire to parents of childhood cancer survivors aged 11-17 years. We assessed on a 4-point Likert scale (1-4), parents' preferences for organisation of long-term follow-up...
January 30, 2017: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131593/pet-mri-in-children
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Sergios Gatidis, Benjamin Bender, Matthias Reimold, Jürgen F Schäfer
During the past decade, combined PET/MRI has been translated from a basic technical concept to a clinical research tool and a clinically applied hybrid imaging modality. Numerous clinical and scientific applications have been proposed for this novel hybrid modality including oncologic, neurologic and cardiovascular imaging. Among these, PET/MRI in children has emerged as a key application, not only due to possible diagnostic advantages but also because of reduced radiation exposure compared to alternative techniques...
January 21, 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129329/space-time-clustering-of-childhood-leukemia-evidence-of-an-association-with-etv6-runx1-tel-aml1-fusion
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Christian Kreis, Judith E Lupatsch, Felix Niggli, Matthias Egger, Claudia E Kuehni, Ben D Spycher
BACKGROUND: Many studies have observed space-time clustering of childhood leukemia (CL) yet few have attempted to elicit etiological clues from such clustering. We recently reported space-time clustering of CL around birth, and now aim to generate etiological hypotheses by comparing clustered and nonclustered cases. We also investigated whether the clustering resulted from many small aggregations of cases or from a few larger clusters. METHODS: We identified cases of persons born and diagnosed between 1985 and 2014 at age 0-15 years from the Swiss Childhood Cancer Registry...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110411/development-of-the-siope-dipg-network-registry-and-imaging-repository-a-collaborative-effort-to-optimize-research-into-a-rare-and-lethal-disease
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Sophie E M Veldhuijzen van Zanten, Joshua Baugh, Brooklyn Chaney, Dennis De Jongh, Esther Sanchez Aliaga, Frederik Barkhof, Johan Noltes, Ruben De Wolf, Jet Van Dijk, Antonio Cannarozzo, Carin M Damen-Korbijn, Jan A Lieverst, Niclas Colditz, Marion Hoffmann, Monika Warmuth-Metz, Brigitte Bison, David T W Jones, Dominik Sturm, Gerrit H Gielen, Chris Jones, Esther Hulleman, Raphael Calmon, David Castel, Pascale Varlet, Géraldine Giraud, Irene Slavc, Stefaan Van Gool, Sandra Jacobs, Filip Jadrijevic-Cvrlje, David Sumerauer, Karsten Nysom, Virve Pentikainen, Sanna-Maria Kivivuori, Pierre Leblond, Natasha Entz-Werle, Andre O von Bueren, Antonis Kattamis, Darren R Hargrave, Péter Hauser, Miklos Garami, Halldora K Thorarinsdottir, Jane Pears, Lorenza Gandola, Giedre Rutkauskiene, Geert O Janssens, Ingrid K Torsvik, Marta Perek-Polnik, Maria J Gil-da-Costa, Olga Zheludkova, Liudmila Shats, Ladislav Deak, Lidija Kitanovski, Ofelia Cruz, Andres Morales La Madrid, Stefan Holm, Nicolas Gerber, Rejin Kebudi, Richard Grundy, Enrique Lopez-Aguilar, Marta Zapata-Tarres, John Emmerik, Tim Hayden, Simon Bailey, Veronica Biassoni, Maura Massimino, Jacques Grill, William P Vandertop, Gertjan J L Kaspers, Maryam Fouladi, Christof M Kramm, Dannis G van Vuurden
Diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) is a rare and deadly childhood malignancy. After 40 years of mostly single-center, often non-randomized trials with variable patient inclusions, there has been no improvement in survival. It is therefore time for international collaboration in DIPG research, to provide new hope for children, parents and medical professionals fighting DIPG. In a first step towards collaboration, in 2011, a network of biologists and clinicians working in the field of DIPG was established within the European Society for Paediatric Oncology (SIOPE) Brain Tumour Group: the SIOPE DIPG Network...
January 21, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110285/validation-of-a-clinical-screening-instrument-for-tumour-predisposition-syndromes-in-patients-with-childhood-cancer-tups-protocol-for-a-prospective-observational-multicentre-study
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Floor A M Postema, Saskia M J Hopman, Corianne A J M de Borgie, Peter Hammond, Raoul C Hennekam, Johannes H M Merks, Cora M Aalfs, Jakob K Anninga, Lieke Pv Berger, Fonnet E Bleeker, Eveline Sjm de Bont, Corianne Ajm de Borgie, Charlotte J Dommering, Natasha Ka van Eijkelenburg, Peter Hammond, Raoul C Hennekam, Marry M van den Heuvel-Eibrink, Saskia Mj Hopman, Marjolijn Cj Jongmans, Wijnanda A Kors, Tom Gw Letteboer, Jan Lcm Loeffen, Johannes Hm Merks, Maran Jw Olderode-Berends, Floor Am Postema, Anja Wagner
INTRODUCTION: Recognising a tumour predisposition syndrome (TPS) in patients with childhood cancer is of significant clinical relevance, as it affects treatment, prognosis and facilitates genetic counselling. Previous studies revealed that only half of the known TPSs are recognised during standard paediatric cancer care. In current medical practice it is impossible to refer every patient with childhood cancer to a clinical geneticist, due to limited capacity for routine genetic consultation...
January 20, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109409/ecco-essential-requirements-for-quality-cancer-care-soft-tissue-sarcoma-in-adults-and-bone-sarcoma-a-critical-review
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REVIEW
Elisabeth Andritsch, Marc Beishon, Stefan Bielack, Sylvie Bonvalot, Paolo Casali, Mirjam Crul, Roberto Delgado- Bolton, Davide Maria Donati, Hassan Douis, Rick Haas, Pancras Hogendoorn, Olga Kozhaeva, Verna Lavender, Jozsef Lovey, Anastassia Negrouk, Philippe Pereira, Pierre Roca, Godelieve Rochette de Lempdes, Tiina Saarto, Bert van Berck, Gilles Vassal, Markus Wartenberg, Wendy Yared, Alberto Costa, Peter Naredi
BACKGROUND: ECCO essential requirements for quality cancer care (ERQCC) are checklists and explanations of organisation and actions that are necessary to give high-quality care to patients who have a specific tumour type. They are written by European experts representing all disciplines involved in cancer care. ERQCC papers give oncology teams, patients, policymakers and managers an overview of the elements needed in any healthcare system to provide high quality of care throughout the patient journey...
February 2017: Critical Reviews in Oncology/hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095399/evaluation-of-treatment-related-mortality-among-paediatric-cancer-deaths-a-population-based-analysis
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Jason D Pole, Paul Gibson, Marie-Chantal Ethier, Tanya Lazor, Donna L Johnston, Carol Portwine, Mariana Silva, Sarah Alexander, Lillian Sung
BACKGROUND: Objectives were to describe the proportion of deaths due to treatment-related mortality (TRM) and to identify risk factors and probable causes of TRM among paediatric cancer deaths in a population-based cohort. METHODS: We included children with cancer ⩽18 years diagnosed and treated in Ontario who died between January 2003 and December 2012. Deaths were identified using a provincial registry, the Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario Networked Information System...
February 14, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069156/effectiveness-of-a-relaxation-intervention-progressive-muscle-relaxation-and-guided-imagery-techniques-to-reduce-anxiety-and-improve-mood-of-parents-of-hospitalized-children-with-malignancies-a-randomized-controlled-trial-in-republic-of-cyprus-and-greece
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Theologia Tsitsi, Andreas Charalambous, Evridiki Papastavrou, Vasilios Raftopoulos
PURPOSE: To explore the effect of Progressive Muscle Relaxation (PMR) and Guided Imagery (GI),in reducing anxiety levels among parents of children diagnosed with any type of malignancy receiving active treatment at a Paediatric Oncology Unit in Republic of Cyprus and in Greece. METHOD: A randomized non-blinded control trial was conducted between April 2012 to October 2013, at two public paediatric hospitals. Fifty four eligible parents of children hospitalized with a malignancy were randomly assigned to the intervention (PMR and GI) (n = 29) and a control group (n = 25)...
February 2017: European Journal of Oncology Nursing: the Official Journal of European Oncology Nursing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067940/geographical-and-epidemiological-analysis-of-oncological-incidence-in-paediatric-and-adolescent-ages-in-a-municipality-of-north-western-italy-vercelli-years-2002-2009
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C Salerno, P Berchialla, L A Palin, E Barasolo, P G Fossale, P Marciani
INTRODUCTION: This study of the geographical incidence on the oncological mortality in young age (0-44 years) in the City of Vercelli, was aimed to address the concerns of the population and the request of municipal administrators. A detailed and sophisticated study for a City of medium-small size is due for the presence of various sources of pressure, such as a MSW incinerator just a few kilometres from the city and an intensive agricultural activity that characterizes the entire area...
January 2017: Annali di Igiene: Medicina Preventiva e di Comunità
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056911/prospective-cohort-study-of-procalcitonin-levels-in-children-with-cancer-presenting-with-febrile-neutropenia
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Victoria Hemming, Adam D Jakes, Geoff Shenton, Bob Phillips
BACKGROUND: Febrile neutropenia (FNP) causes significant morbidity and mortality in children undergoing treatment for cancer. The development of clinical decision rules to help stratify risks in paediatric FNP patients and the use of inflammatory biomarkers to identify high risk patients is an area of recent research. This study aimed to assess if procalcitonin (PCT) levels could be used to help diagnose or exclude severe infection in children with cancer who present with febrile neutropenia, both as a single measurement and in addition to previously developed clinical decision rules...
January 5, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045208/a-systematic-review-of-factors-that-influence-treatment-adherence-in-paediatric-oncology-patients
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REVIEW
X T W Goh, Y B Tan, T Thirumoorthy, Y H Kwan
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVE: Treatment adherence is an essential component in ensuring best outcomes in the management of paediatric cancers. Compared to the adult population, treatment adherence in the paediatric population is a more complex subject which involves unique dimensions. In this study, we aimed to systematically review the literature to identify factors associated with treatment adherence in the paediatric oncology population. METHODS: A literature search was carried out using related keywords on electronic databases...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011926/evaluation-of-age-dependent-treatment-strategies-for-children-and-young-adults-with-pineoblastoma-analysis-of-pooled-european-society-for-paediatric-oncology-siop-e-and-us-head-start-data
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Martin Mynarek, Barry Pizer, Christelle Dufour, Dannis van Vuurden, Miklos Garami, Maura Massimino, Jason Fangusaro, Tom Davidson, Maria Joao Gil-da-Costa, Jaroslav Sterba, Martin Benesch, Nicolas Gerber, B Ole Juhnke, Robert Kwiecien, Torsten Pietsch, Marcel Kool, Steve Clifford, David W Ellison, Felice Giangaspero, Pieter Wesseling, Floyd Gilles, Nicholas Gottardo, Jonathan L Finlay, Stefan Rutkowski, Katja von Hoff
BACKGROUND: Pineoblastoma is a rare pineal region brain tumor. Treatment strategies have reflected those for other malignant embryonal brain tumors. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Original prospective treatment and outcome data from international trial groups were pooled. Cox regression models were developed considering treatment elements as time-dependent covariates. RESULTS: Data on 135 patients with pineoblastoma aged 0.01-20.7 (median 4.9) years were analyzed...
December 23, 2016: Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011138/magnetic-resonance-imaging-based-functional-imaging-in-paediatric-oncology
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REVIEW
Karen A Manias, Simrandip K Gill, Lesley MacPherson, Katharine Foster, Adam Oates, Andrew C Peet
Imaging is central to management of solid tumours in children. Conventional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is the standard imaging modality for tumours of the central nervous system (CNS) and limbs and is increasingly used in the abdomen. It provides excellent structural detail, but imparts limited information about tumour type, aggressiveness, metastatic potential or early treatment response. MRI based functional imaging techniques, such as magnetic resonance spectroscopy, diffusion and perfusion weighted imaging, probe tissue properties to provide clinically important information about metabolites, structure and blood flow...
December 20, 2016: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004528/minimal-residual-disease-monitoring-in-childhood-b-lymphoblastic-leukemia-with-t-12-21-p13-q22-etv6-runx1-concordant-results-using-quantitation-of-fusion-transcript-and-flow-cytometry
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S J Alm, C Engvall, J Asp, L Palmqvist, J Abrahamsson, L Fogelstrand
INTRODUCTION: The translocation t(12;21)(p13;q22) resulting in the fusion gene ETV6-RUNX1, is the most frequent gene fusion in childhood B lymphoblastic leukemia. In the Nordic Society of Paediatric Haematology and Oncology ALL-2008 treatment protocol, treatment stratification in B-lineage ALL is based on results of minimal residual disease (MRD) analysis with fluorescence-activated cell sorting (FACS). In this study, we determined whether RT-qPCR of the ETV6-RUNX1 fusion transcript can be a reliable alternative for MRD analysis...
December 22, 2016: International Journal of Laboratory Hematology
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