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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632246/declines-noted-in-cognitive-processes-and-association-with-achievement-among-children-with-leukemia
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Kathleen C Insel, Marilyn J Hockenberry, Lynette L Harris, Kari M Koerner, Zhenqiang Lu, Kristin B Adkins, Olga A Taylor, Patricia M Gundy, Ida M Moore
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: To assess change in specific cognitive processes during treatment with chemotherapy only among children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). 
. DESIGN: A prospective, repeated measures design.
. SETTING: Pediatric oncology treatment centers at Banner-University Medical Center Tucson/Banner Children's-Diamond Medical Center (University of Arizona) and Texas Children's Cancer and Hematology centers (Baylor College of Medicine) in Houston...
July 1, 2017: Oncology Nursing Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628559/the-mir-1206-microrna-variant-is-associated-with-methotrexate-induced-oral-mucositis-in-pediatric-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
#2
Angela Gutierrez-Camino, Natanja Oosterom, Marissa A H den Hoed, Elixabet Lopez-Lopez, Idoia Martin-Guerrero, Saskia M F Pluijm, Rob Pieters, Robert de Jonge, Wim J E Tissing, Sandra G Heil, Africa García-Orad, Marry M van den Heuvel-Eibrink
Five-year survival rates of pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) have reached 90% in the developed countries. However, toxicity because of methotrexate (MTX) occurs frequently. Variety in the occurrence of toxicity is partly determined by single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in coding regions. Recently, five SNPs in non-coding pre-microRNAs and microRNA processing (miRNA) genes were identified in association with MTX-induced oral mucositis. This study aimed to replicate the association of these miRNA variants in relation to MTX-induced oral mucositis in a prospective childhood ALL cohort...
June 16, 2017: Pharmacogenetics and Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624713/aneuploidy-identification-in-pre-b-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-patients-at-diagnosis-by-multiplex-ligation-dependent-probe-amplification-mlpa
#3
A Vázquez-Reyes, L Bobadilla-Morales, C Barba-Barba, G Macías-Salcedo, G Serafín-Saucedo, M E Velázquez-Rivera, M C Almodóvar-Cuevas, A Márquez-Mora, H J Pimentel-Gutiérrez, C Ortega-de-la-Torre, R M Cruz-Osorio, S Nava-Gervasio, J Rivera-Vargas, F Sánchez-Zubieta, J R Corona-Rivera, A Corona-Rivera
Three-quarters of the patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), show numerical or structural chromosomal alterations, which are important factors in leukemogenesis. The use of Multiplex Ligation-dependent Probes Amplification (MLPA) has been mainly limited for searching copy number alterations of genes, suggesting that MLPA could detect numerical alterations in cancer. However, the use of MLPA in pediatrics to analyze subtelomeric sequences for aneuploidy detection has not been considered in previous studies...
June 1, 2017: Leukemia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624542/outcome-and-clinical-significance-of-immunophenotypic-markers-expressed-in-different-treatment-protocols-of-pediatric-patients-with-t-all-in-developing-countries
#4
Douaa M Sayed, Heba Abdel Razik Sayed, Heba N Raslan, Amany M Ali, Asmaa Zahran, Reema Al-Hayek, Saad A Daama, Arwa Al-Saber
BACKGROUND: T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL) accounts for about 15% of pediatric ALL. With wider use of intensive chemotherapy, the prognosis for childhood T-ALL has improved. Further gains in treatment outcome will likely require methods to identify patients who continue to fail on contemporary protocols. This study aimed to evaluate pediatric patients with T-ALL at 2 different Arabic cancer centers regarding their clinicopathologic, immunophenotypic, and cytogenetic features and outcome...
May 10, 2017: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623857/vincristine-induced-neuropathy-in-pediatric-patients-with-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-in-oman-frequent-autonomic-and-more-severe-cranial-nerve-involvement
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Hanan F Nazir, Amna AlFutaisi, Mathew Zacharia, Mohamed Elshinawy, Surekha T Mevada, Abdulhakim Alrawas, Doaa Khater, Deepali Jaju, Yasser Wali
BACKGROUND: Vincristine (VCR) induced peripheral neuropathy is a common complication in children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). PROCEDURES: A retrospective data analysis over an interval of 10 years (2006-2016) of all children with ALL seen at Sultan Qaboos University Hospital was carried out. Electronic medical records of eligible patients were reviewed. Patients with clinical evidence of neuropathy and abnormal nerve conduction studies (NCSs) were included in the study...
June 17, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620004/cancer-and-central-nervous-system-tumor-surveillance-in-pediatric-neurofibromatosis-1
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D Gareth R Evans, Hector Salvador, Vivian Y Chang, Ayelet Erez, Stephan D Voss, Kami Wolfe Schneider, Hamish S Scott, Sharon E Plon, Uri Tabori
Although the neurofibromatoses consist of at least three autosomal dominantly inherited disorders, neurofibromatosis 1 (NF1), neurofibromatosis 2 (NF2), and schwannomatosis, NF1 represents a multisystem pleiotropic condition very different from the other two. NF1 is a genetic syndrome first manifesting in childhood; affecting multiple organs, childhood development, and neurocognitive status; and presenting the clinician with often complex management decisions that require a multidisciplinary approach. Molecular genetic testing (see article for detailed discussion) is recommended to confirm NF1, particularly in children fulfilling only pigmentary features of the diagnostic criteria...
June 15, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618970/letter-regarding-zhao-et-al-entitled-dpyd-gene-polymorphisms-are-associated-with-risk-and-chemotherapy-prognosis-in-pediatric-patients-with-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
#7
Maarten J Deenen, Linda M Henricks, Gabe S Sonke, Jan Hm Schellens, Didier Meulendijks
Zhao et al. investigated the association between germline genetic polymorphisms in DPYD, the gene encoding dihydropyrimidine dehydrogenase, and (1) the risk of developing pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia and (2) outcome of acute lymphoblastic leukemia following the treatment with 5-fluorouracil plus oxaliplatin (FOLFOX). The authors found that the common DPYD variant c.85T>C (rs1801265, DPYD*9A) was significantly associated with (1) risk of developing pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia, (2) complete response rate, (3) event-free survival, and (4) treatment-related toxicity...
June 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612674/difficulty-in-the-diagnosis-of-bone-and-joint-pain-associated-with-pediatric-acute-leukemia-comparison-with-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis
#8
Takao Tsujioka, Minako Sugiyama, Masahiro Ueki, Yusuke Tozawa, Shunichiro Takezaki, Junjiro Ohshima, Yuko Cho, Masafumi Yamada, Akihiro Iguchi, Ichiro Kobayashi, Tadashi Ariga
OBJECTIVES: Acute leukemia often causes osteoarthralgia. The aim of this study is characterization of leukemia-associated osteoarthralgia in comparison with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed clinical records of 31 patients with acute leukemia and 13 patients with articular JIA diagnosed between January 2008 and March 2013. Clinical and laboratory findings at the initial examination were compared among the three groups; 10 leukemia with and 21 leukemia without osteoarthralgia and 13 JIA groups...
June 14, 2017: Modern Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609016/multiparametric-whole-blood-dissection-a-one-shot-comprehensive-picture-of-the-human-hematopoietic-system
#9
Luca Basso-Ricci, Serena Scala, Raffaella Milani, Maddalena Migliavacca, Attilio Rovelli, Maria Ester Bernardo, Fabio Ciceri, Alessandro Aiuti, Luca Biasco
Human hematopoiesis is a complex and dynamic system where morphologically and functionally diverse mature cell types are generated and maintained throughout life by bone marrow (BM) Hematopoietic Stem/Progenitor Cells (HSPC). Congenital and acquired hematopoietic disorders are often diagnosed through the detection of aberrant frequency or composition of hematopoietic cell populations. We here describe a novel protocol, called "Whole Blood Dissection" (WBD), capable of analyzing in a single test-tube, hematopoietic progenitors and all major mature cell lineages composing either BM or peripheral blood (PB) through a multiparametric flow-cytometry analysis...
June 13, 2017: Cytometry. Part A: the Journal of the International Society for Analytical Cytology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605290/early-response-based-therapy-stratification-improves-survival-in-adult-early-thymic-precursor-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-a-group-for-research-on-adult-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-study
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Jonathan Bond, Carlos Graux, Ludovic Lhermitte, Diane Lara, Thomas Cluzeau, Thibaut Leguay, Agata Cieslak, Amélie Trinquand, Cedric Pastoret, Mohamed Belhocine, Salvatore Spicuglia, Véronique Lheritier, Stéphane Leprêtre, Xavier Thomas, Françoise Huguet, Norbert Ifrah, Hervé Dombret, Elizabeth Macintyre, Nicolas Boissel, Vahid Asnafi
Purpose Early thymic precursor (ETP) acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is an immunophenotypically defined subgroup of T-cell ALL (T-ALL) associated with high rates of intrinsic treatment resistance. Studies in children have shown that the negative prognostic impact of chemotherapy resistance is abrogated by the implementation of early response-based intensification strategies. Comparable data in adults are lacking. Patients and Methods We performed comprehensive clinicobiologic, genetic, and survival analyses of a large cohort of 213 adult patients with T-ALL, including 47 patients with ETP-ALL, treated in the GRAALL (Group for Research on Adult Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia) -2003 and -2005 studies...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604239/continuing-challenges-and-current-issues-in-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
#11
Ankit Kansagra, Saurabh Dahiya, Mark Litzow
Conventional cytotoxic chemotherapy used to treat acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) has resulted into high cure rates for pediatric patients, however outcomes for adult patients remain suboptimal. The 5-year overall survival is only 30-40% in adults and elderly patients with ALL compared to 90% in children. We have seen major advances in our understanding and management of ALL related to identification of new cytogenetic and molecular abnormalities and development of novel targeted agents for the treatment of ALL...
June 11, 2017: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602129/from-the-children-s-oncology-group-evidence-based-recommendations-for-peg-asparaginase-nurse-monitoring-hypersensitivity-reaction-management-and-patient-family-education
#12
Deborah Woods, Kari Winchester, Alison Towerman, Katie Gettinger, Christina Carey, Karen Timmermann, Rachel Langley, Emily Browne
PEG-aspariginase is a backbone chemotherapy agent in pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia and in some non-Hodgkin lymphoma therapies. Nurses lack standardized guidelines for monitoring patients receiving PEG-asparaginase and for educating patients/families about hypersensitivity reaction risks. An electronic search of 6 databases using publication years 2000-2015 and multiple professional organizations and clinical resources was conducted. Evidence sources were reviewed for topic applicability. Each of the final 23 sources was appraised by 2 team members...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing: Official Journal of the Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600472/precision-medicine-in-pediatric-oncology-translating-genomic-discoveries-into-optimized-therapies
#13
Thai Hoa Tran, Avanthi Tayi Shah, Mignon L Loh
Survival of children with cancers has dramatically improved over the past several decades.  This success has been achieved through improvement of combined modalities in treatment approaches, intensification of cytotoxic chemotherapy for those with high-risk disease and refinement of risk stratification incorporating novel biologic markers in addition to traditional clinical and histologic features. Advances in cancer genomics have shed important mechanistic insights on disease biology and have identified "driver" genomic alterations, aberrant activation of signaling pathways, and epigenetic modifiers that can be targeted by novel agents...
June 9, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598592/hospitalization-rate-and-costs-in-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-of-childhood-in-a-low-income-group-financial-impact-in-northeast-mexico
#14
José Carlos Jaime-Pérez, Lucía Teresa Fernández, Raúl Alberto Jiménez-Castillo, Julia Esther Colunga-Pedraza, José Ramón Padilla-Medina, Consuelo Mancías-Guerra, David Gómez-Almaguer
BACKGROUND: Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is one of the main and most expensive and prolonged causes of hospitalization for childhood cancer. We describe the hospitalization rate and its costs for an open population with ALL in a low-middle income country. PROCEDURE: We retrospectively analyzed 449 hospital admissions for 101 pediatric patients with ALL over 8 years. Clinical files and electronic databases were scrutinized to document causes, duration, readmission rate, costs, and outcome of each admission...
June 9, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598548/eating-behavior-during-dexamethasone-treatment-in-children-with-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
#15
Lidewij T Warris, Erica L T van den Akker, Marc B Bierings, Cor van den Bos, Femke K Aarsen, Michel C Zwaan, Wim J E Tissing, Margreet A Veening, Rob Pieters, Marry M van den Heuvel-Eibrink
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Large prospective studies on dexamethasone-induced changes in eating behavior, energy, and nutrient intake are lacking in pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). We prospectively studied eating behavior, energy, nutrient intake, and the effect on leptin and adiponectin levels during dexamethasone administration in children with ALL. PATIENTS: Parents of patients with ALL (3-16 years) completed a dietary diary for their child during 4 days of dexamethasone (6 mg/m(2) ) administration...
June 9, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598545/analysis-of-common-cytogenetic-abnormalities-in-new-zealand-pediatric-all-shows-ethnically-diverse-carriage-of-etv6-runx1-without-a-corresponding-difference-in-survival
#16
Tristan Pettit, Nyree Cole, Wingchi Leung, Kirsten Ballantine, Scott Macfarlane
BACKGROUND: The frequency of common cytogenetic abnormalities in pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is known to vary by geographic location and ethnic origin. This study aimed to determine the frequency of hypodiploidy, ETV6-RUNX1, BCR-ABL1, and MLL rearrangement within New Zealand's pediatric ALL population and to assess whether the frequency of these ALL prognostic markers varies according to ethnicity. PROCEDURE: The New Zealand Children's Cancer Registry provided information for all registered pediatric ALL patients that were diagnosed between 2000 and 2009, with medical records available for 246 patients...
June 9, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598536/characteristics-and-outcome-in-patients-with-central-nervous-system-involvement-treated-in-european-pediatric-acute-myeloid-leukemia-study-groups
#17
Ursula Creutzig, Michael N Dworzak, Martin Zimmermann, Dirk Reinhardt, Lucie Sramkova, Jan Pierre Bourquin, Henrik Hasle, Jonas Abrahamsson, Gertjan Kaspers, Mary M van den Heuvel, Ardine M J Reedijk, Barbara De Moerloose, Franco Locatelli, Riccardo Masetti
BACKGROUND: There is no consensus on the treatment for pediatric patients with acute myeloid leukemia and initial central nervous system (CNS) involvement. METHODS: To evaluate different CNS-directed treatment options (intrathecal [IT] therapy, CNS irradiation, hematopoietic stem cell transplantation [HSCT]), 261 patients (excluding acute promyelocytic leukemia) with initial CNS involvement treated in trials with similar intensive chemotherapy by four cooperative European study groups (1998-2013) were studied and compared with CNS-negative patients from the Berlin-Frankfurt-Münster group...
June 9, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596483/skeletal-abnormalities-detected-by-spect-is-associated-with-increased-relapse-risk-in-pediatric-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
#18
Fen Zhou, Meiling Zhang, Juan Han, Jinjin Hao, Yan Xiao, Qin Liu, Runming Jin, Heng Mei
OBJECTIVES: Most children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) exhibit skeletal abnormalities. This study aimed to investigate bone lesions detected by whole-body bone single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) and its prognostic value in children with ALL. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed using whole-body bone SPECT scans obtained from children with ALL in our department between June 2008 and June 2012. A total of 166 children newly diagnosed with ALL were included, and the patients were divided into two groups: patients with positive and negative SPECT scans...
May 23, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596278/hla-drb1-07-01-hla-dqa1-02-01-hla-dqb1-02-02-haplotype-is-associated-with-a-high-risk-of-asparaginase-hypersensitivity-in-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
#19
Nóra Kutszegi, Xiaoqin Yang, András Gézsi, Géza Schermann, Dániel J Erdélyi, Ágnes F Semsei, Krisztina M Gábor, Judit C Sági, Gábor T Kovács, András Falus, Hongyun Zhang, Csaba Szalai
Hypersensitivity reactions are the most frequent dose-limiting adverse reactions to Escherichia coli-derived asparaginase in pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia patients. The aim of the present study was to identify associations between sequence-based Human Leukocyte Antigen Class II region alleles and asparaginase hypersensitivity in a Hungarian acute lymphoblastic leukemia population. Four-digit typing of HLA-DRB1 and HLA-DQB1 loci was performed in 359 pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia patients by using next-generation sequencing method...
June 8, 2017: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595195/gas6-oncogene-and-reverse-mllt3-kmt2a-duplications-in-an-infant-with-acute-myeloid-leukemia-and-a-novel-complex-hyperdiploid-karyotype-detailed-high-resolution-molecular-cytogenetic-studies
#20
Roberto R Capela de Matos, Daniela R Ney Garcia, Elaine Cifoni, Moneeb A K Othman, Mariana Tavares de Souza, Edna K Carboni, Gerson M Ferreira, Thomas Liehr, Raul C Ribeiro, Maria Luiza M Silva
Pediatric acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a highly heterogeneous disease, presenting cytogenetic and molecular abnormalities which turned out to be critical prognostic factors. Ploidy changes as gain or loss of individual chromosomes are rare in AML, occurring only in about 1-2% of the affected children. Hyperdiploid karyotypes are exceedingly rare in infants less than 12 months of age. In this age group, structural rearrangements involving the KMT2A gene occur in about 58% of the cases. Among them, the translocation t(9;11)(p22;q23), KMT2A-MLLT3, is the most common abnormality accounting for approximately 22% of KMT2A rearrangements in infant AML cases...
June 9, 2017: Cytogenetic and Genome Research
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