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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042367/safety-and-efficacy-of-long-term-treatment-of-chronic-persistent-itp-with-eltrombopag-final-results-of-the-extend-study
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Raymond S M Wong, Mansoor N Saleh, Abderrahim Khelif, Abdulgabar Salama, Maria Socorro O Portella, Paul Burgess, James B Bussel
In phase 2/3 trials, eltrombopag treatment for ≤6 months in patients with chronic/persistent immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) increased platelet counts and reduced bleeding. The open-label EXTEND study evaluated long-term safety and efficacy of eltrombopag in adults with ITP who had completed a previous eltrombopag study. For the 302 patients enrolled, median duration of eltrombopag treatment was 2.37 years (2 days to 8.76 years). Median platelet counts increased to ≥50×10(9)/L by week 2 and were sustained throughout the treatment period...
October 17, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28967793/fostamatinib-for-persistent-chronic-adult-immune-thrombocytopenia
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Adrian Newland, Eun-Ju Lee, Vickie McDonald, James B Bussel
Immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) is an acquired autoimmune disorder characterized by phagocytosis and destruction of autoantibody-coated platelets via spleen tyrosine kinase (Syk)-mediated signal transduction in macrophages. Effectiveness of existing therapies varies, and even leading treatments (e.g., IVIg, splenectomy, rituximab, thrombopoietic agents) do not provide optimal management for a substantial number of patients with chronic ITP. Fostamatinib disodium is an orally-bioavailable investigational agent being developed for treatment of primary persistent/chronic adult ITP...
October 2, 2017: Immunotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28952075/persistent-changes-in-circulating-white-blood-cell-populations-after-splenectomy
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Minke A E Rab, Aafke Meerveld-Eggink, Heleen van Velzen-Blad, Douwe van Loon, Ger T Rijkers, Okke de Weerdt
The effect of splenectomy on the incidence of infections and thromboembolisms has been investigated thoroughly. Nevertheless, the long-term effects of splenectomy on immunological profile and circulating blood counts have not been described before. To study such long-term effects, we analysed several parameters in splenectomised trauma patients and compared the results of this group ("otherwise healthy patients") to patients with a specific underlying disease. We measured platelet count, leukocytes and differential, lymphocyte subsets, serum levels of immunoglobulins, and complement pathways in 113 patients...
September 26, 2017: International Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906353/immunomodulatory-treatments-for-persistent-and-chronic-immune-thrombocytopenic-purpura-a-prisma-compliant-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-28-studies
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REVIEW
Emmanuelle Weber, Quitterie Reynaud, Romain Fort, Stéphane Durupt, Pascal Cathébras, Isabelle Durieu, Jean-Christophe Lega
BACKGROUND: Corticosteroid sparing is required in 15% to 40% of adults with persistent or chronic primary immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP). Herein, the efficacy of immunomodulatory drugs (dapsone, interferon alpha, danazol, and hydroxychloroquine as second-third-line therapies in ITP is investigated. METHODS: MEDLINE was searched for studies that included patients with persistent or chronic primary ITP and published before the end of December 2014. Two investigators independently extracted data regarding study design, patient characteristics, dosage schedule, time to response, and occurrence of adverse events...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895035/splenectomy-vs-rituximab-as-a-second-line-therapy-in-immune-thrombocytopenic-purpura-a-single-center-experience
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Ahmed S Al Askar, Naila A Shaheen, Mohsen Al Zahrani, Mohammed G Al Otaibi, Bader S Al Qahtani, Faris Ahmed, Mohand Al Zughaibi, Ismat Kamran, May Anne Mendoza, Altaf Khan
Immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) is a common hematological disease treated primarily by corticosteroids. The aim of the present study was to compare response rate between patients, underwent splenectomy vs. rituximab as second-line therapy. Adult patients diagnosed with ITP who did not respond to corticosteroids or relapsed during the period 1990-2014 were included in a quasi-experimental study. Categorical variables were compared using Fisher exact test. Response to treatment was compared using logistic regression...
September 11, 2017: International Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770876/assessment-of-the-underlying-causes-of-the-immune-thrombocytopenia-ten-years-experience
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Mehmet Sinan Dal, Abdullah Karakus, Tuba Dal, Berrin Balik Aydin, Elif Hattapoglu, Mehmet Onder Ekmen, Turgay Ulas, Orhan Ayyildiz
OBJECTIVE: Immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) is an immune haematologic disorder causing platelet destruction mediated by anti-platelet antibodies. In this study we aimed to evaluate the clinical and laboratory variables of ITP patients in southeast of Turkey. METHODS: In this retrospective study 167 ITP patients between 2005 and 2015 were evaluated. All patients were screened for immunological parameters including ANA (antinuclear antibodies), anti dsDNA (anti-double-stranded-DNA), ACA(anti-cardiolipin) IgM and IgG, LA (lupus anticoagulants)...
July 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748715/rate-of-bleeding-related-episodes-in-elderly-patients-with-primary-immune-thrombocytopenia-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Shuling Li, Julia T Molony, Karynsa Cetin, Jeffrey S Wasser, Ivy Altomare
OBJECTIVE: Immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) is characterized by low platelet counts and a tendency toward increased bleeding and bruising. We aimed to describe bleeding frequency and use of rescue ITP therapy to treat or prevent bleeding in elderly ITP patients in a real-world setting. METHODS: Using Medicare 20% sample data, 2007-2012, we identified elderly (ages ≥67 years) Medicare fee-for-service enrollees diagnosed with primary ITP between 1 January 2009 and 30 September 2012...
August 24, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726165/long-term-outcomes-of-laparoscopic-versus-open-splenectomy-for-immune-thrombocytopenia
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Kazuhiro Tada, Masayuki Ohta, Kunihiro Saga, Hiroomi Takayama, Teijiro Hirashita, Yuichi Endo, Hiroki Uchida, Yukio Iwashita, Masafumi Inomata
PURPOSE: Splenectomy is the standard therapy for medically refractory immune thrombocytopenia (ITP). Laparoscopic splenectomy (LS) has gained wide acceptance; however, the long-term outcomes of LS versus open splenectomy (OS) for patients with ITP remain unclear. METHODS: We analyzed, retrospectively, 32 patients who underwent splenectomy, as LS in 22 and OS in 10, for refractory ITP at our institute. Data were evaluated based on the American Society of Hematology 2011 evidence-based practice guidelines for ITP...
July 19, 2017: Surgery Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716661/the-prevalence-and-morphometry-of-an-accessory-spleen-a-meta-analysis-and-systematic-review-of-22-487-patients
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REVIEW
Jens Vikse, Beatrice Sanna, Brandon Michael Henry, Dominik Taterra, Silvia Sanna, Przemysław A Pękala, Jerzy A Walocha, Krzysztof A Tomaszewski
BACKGROUND: An accessory spleen (AS) is a lobule of splenic tissue found in ectopic locations. Identification of AS is particularly important in patients with immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) requiring splenectomy as unrecognized AS can later cause refractory symptoms. The AS can also be a source of significant intraabdominal hemorrhage. The aim of this meta-analysis was to systematically analyze the data on the prevalence, number, location, and morphometry of AS. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An extensive search of the major electronic databases was conducted to identify all studies that reported relevant data on the AS...
July 15, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698844/dapsone-therapy-for-refractory-immune-thrombocytopenia-patients-a-case-series
#10
Ji Yun Lee, Jeong-Ok Lee, Joo Young Jung, Soo-Mee Bang
BACKGROUND: Dapsone has been recommended as a second-line immunosuppressive agent for patients with immune thrombocytopenia (ITP). METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the efficacy and safety of dapsone therapy in patients with ITP. RESULTS: Nine ITP patients were treated with dapsone at a dose of 50-100 mg/day between May 2013 and March 2016. All patients were refractory to multiple previous treatments, with a median of 7 agents (range, 4-8), and 3 patients had undergone a previous splenectomy...
June 2017: Blood Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680366/fatal-pulmonary-embolism-following-splenectomy-in-a-patient-with-evan-s-syndrome-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Varun Monga, Seth M Maliske, Usha Perepu
BACKGROUND: Evans syndrome (ES) is a rare disease characterized by simultaneous or sequential development of autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA) and immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) with or without immune neutropenia. Splenectomy is one of the treatment options for disease refractory to medical therapy. Venous thromboembolism (VTE) following splenectomy for hematological diseases has an incidence of 10%. CASE PRESENTATION: Here we describe a case report of a young patient hospitalized with severe hemolytic anemia with Hgb 4...
2017: Thrombosis Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648251/immune-thrombocytopenia-of-childhood-responsive-to-tonsillectomy-in-the-setting-of-chronic-tonsillitis-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Richard William Thompson, Anil Gungor
OBJECTIVES: Immune thrombocytopenia of childhood (platelet count <100,000/μL) is the most common cause of thrombocytopenia in children. Patients typically present with bruising and bleeding in the setting of thrombocytopenia. Although it is usually short-lived, some cases persist and are unresponsive to treatment. This can lead to exposure to a variety of treatment regimens including immunosuppressants and splenectomy. The goal of this report is to present a case of chronic ITP of childhood that responded to tonsillectomy addressing the tonsils as a source of chronic infection and inflammation triggering ITP...
September 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629237/improved-pregnancy-outcome-following-earlier-splenectomy-in-women-with-immune-thrombocytopenia-a-5-year-observational-study
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Mohamed Rezk, Alaa Masood, Ragab Dawood, Mahmoud Emara, Hanan El-Sayed
OBJECTIVE: To assess prospectively the maternal and fetal outcome in women with immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) who undergone earlier splenectomy compared to women on medical therapy. METHODS: A 5-year observational study included pregnant women in the first trimester previously diagnosed with primary ITP with 74 patients underwent splenectomy before pregnancy and 86 patients on medical therapy. Patients were followed throughout pregnancy and labour to record their obstetric outcome...
July 4, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627134/u-s-food-and-drug-administration-approval-summary-eltrombopag-for-the-treatment-of-pediatric-patients-with-chronic-immune-idiopathic-thrombocytopenia
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Lori A Ehrlich, Virginia E Kwitkowski, Gregory Reaman, Chia-Wen Ko, Lei Nie, Richard Pazdur, Ann T Farrell
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved eltrombopag for pediatric patients with chronic immune (idiopathic) thrombocytopenia (ITP) ages ≥6 on June 11, 2015, and ages ≥1 on August 24, 2015. Approval was based on the FDA review of two randomized trials that included 159 pediatric patients with chronic ITP who had an insufficient response to corticosteroids, immunoglobulins, or splenectomy. This manuscript describes the basis for approval of these applications. The FDA concluded that eltrombopag has shown efficacy and a favorable benefit to risk profile for pediatric patients with chronic ITP...
December 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596653/neonatal-outcomes-of-pregnancy-with-immune-thrombocytopenia
#15
Nuriye Aslı Melekoğlu, Ali Bay, Elif H Aktekin, Mehmet Yilmaz, Ercan Sivasli
Neonates born to mothers with immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) have an increased risk for neonatal thrombocytopenia and hemorrhagic complications. The aim of this study was to determine the maternal and neonatal outcomes of pregnancies with ITP and also to identify risk factors that predicts neonatal thrombocytopenia. We performed a retrospective analysis of 40 pregnancies with ITP and their 40 neonates. Among the 40 neonates, thrombocytopenia (platelet count of less than 150 × 10(9)/L) was detected in 15 neonates (37...
June 2017: Indian Journal of Hematology & Blood Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525829/epidemiology-and-management-of-primary-immune-thrombocytopenia-a-nationwide-population-based-study-in-korea
#16
Ji Yun Lee, Ju-Hyun Lee, Heeyoung Lee, Beodeul Kang, Ji-Won Kim, Se Hyun Kim, Jeong-Ok Lee, Jin Won Kim, Yu Jung Kim, Keun-Wook Lee, Jee Hyun Kim, Hyoung Soo Choi, Jong Seok Lee, Soo-Mee Bang
INTRODUCTION: The epidemiology of immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) is not well characterized in an Asian population. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From July 2010 to June 2014, ITP patients were identified using the Korean Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service database. RESULTS: The overall incidence rate of ITP was 5.3 per 100,000 person-years (95% CI: 5.1-5.5). The overall incidence rate ratios of children under 15years old to adults and females to males were 3...
July 2017: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496360/epidural-anesthesia-for-labor-and-delivery-in-a-patient-with-may-hegglin-anomaly-a-case-report
#17
Annas Muhammad Muzannar, Mohammed Al Harbi, Raza Rathore, Nasser Tawfeeq, Freddie Wambi, Nasir Mahmood, Sonia Albrechtova, Vassilios Dimitriou
We report a case of May-Hegglin anomaly (MHA) in a woman who had a successful labor and delivery under epidural anesthesia. MHA is an inherited thrombocytopenia easily misdiagnosed as idiopathic (immune) thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP). Early and appropriate diagnosis of MHA during pregnancy is essential for optimal maternal and neonatal delivery outcome. Additionally, it can avoid unnecessary diagnostic studies, such as bone marrow aspiration and biopsy, and even harmful therapies with corticosteroids, immunosuppressive agents, and splenectomy...
2017: Local and Regional Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473904/from-chronic-immune-thrombocytopenia-to-severe-aplastic-anemia-recent-insights-into-the-evolution-of-eltrombopag
#18
REVIEW
Harinder Gill, Raymond S M Wong, Yok-Lam Kwong
Thrombopoietin (TPO) is the most potent cytokine stimulating thrombopoiesis. Therapy with exogenous TPO is limited by the formation of antibodies cross-reacting with endogenous TPO. Mimetics of TPO are compounds with no antigenic similarity to TPO. Eltrombopag is an orally-active nonpeptide small molecule that binds to the transmembrane portion of the TPO receptor MPL. Initial trials of eltrombopag have centered on immune thrombocytopenia (ITP), which is due to both increased destruction and decreased production of platelets...
May 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416506/clinical-updates-in-adult-immune-thrombocytopenia
#19
REVIEW
Michele P Lambert, Terry B Gernsheimer
Immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) occurs in 2 to 4/100 000 adults and results in variable bleeding symptoms and thrombocytopenia. In the last decade, changes in our understanding of the pathophysiology of the disorder have led to the publication of new guidelines for the diagnosis and management of ITP and standards for terminology. Current evidence supports alternatives to splenectomy for second-line management of patients with persistently low platelet counts and bleeding. Long-term follow-up data suggest both efficacy and safety, in particular, for the thrombopoietin receptor agonists and the occurrence of late remissions...
May 25, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395447/-quantity-of-treg-cells-and-th17-cells-in-spleen-of-primary-immune-thrombocytopenic-purpura-patients
#20
Y Y Yang, F Q Zhang, Y Pan, F Chen, M J Huang, D Y Zeng, H G Huang
Objective: To observe the quantity of Treg cells and Th17 cells in spleen of adult primary immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) patients. Methods: 43 ITP cases with splenectomy treatment were enrolled from December 2008 to June 2016 at Union Hospital of Fujian Medical University, including 20 males and 23 females with a median age of 36 (18-76) years. The controls were thirty patients who underwent splenectomy because of pancreatic diseases or splenic impairment, including 21 males and 9 females with a median age of 47 (21-69) years...
March 14, 2017: Zhonghua Xue Ye Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Xueyexue Zazhi
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