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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150106/reactions-related-to-asparaginase-infusion-in-a-10-year-retrospective-cohort
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Amanda Cabral Dos Santos, Marcelo Gerardin Poirot Land, Nathalia Peroni da Silva, Kelly Oliveira Santos, Elisangela da Costa Lima-Dellamora
INTRODUCTION: Although it is an essential component of the treatment of acute lymphoid leukemia in children, asparaginase causes adverse reactions that sometimes make it impossible to use it fully. Hypersensitivity reactions are the most frequent and may lead to early discontinuation of treatment. The present study aimed to investigate suspicions of adverse reactions during the infusion of asparaginase in a pediatric cohort. METHODS: A retrospective observational study was carried out at a university pediatric institute in the state of Rio de Janeiro...
October 2017: Revista Brasileira de Hematologia e Hemoterapia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149980/incidence-of-infectious-complications-in-children-with-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-treated-with-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
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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/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/29145841/rehabilitation-for-cancer-patients-at-black-lion-hospital-addis-ababa-ethiopia-a-cross-sectional-study
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Teshager Worku, Zuriash Mengistu, Agumasie Semahegn, Gezahegn Tesfaye
BACKGROUND: In Ethiopia, there were greater than 2000 adult and 200 pediatric cancer patients annually in 2010, but the estimated number of cancer patients were increasing. Oncologic rehabilitation treatment may result in improved physical and mental impairment. There is a paucity of information about rehabilitation service utilization among cancer patients in Ethiopia. Hence, the purpose of this study was to assess the rehabilitation service for cancer patient and associated factors at Black Lion hospital, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia...
November 16, 2017: BMC Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144828/prognostic-impact-of-cd200-and-cd56-expression-in-pediatric-b-cell-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-patients
#6
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
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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/29141316/-a-clinical-analysis-of-micafungin-treatment-of-pulmonary-invasive-fungal-infection-in-pediatric-patients-with-acute-leukemia-or-post-hematopoietic-stem-cells-transplantation
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K Huang, K Y Qiu, L L Deng, J P Fang, Y Li, H X Guo, D H Zhou
Objective: To investigate the efficacy and safety of micafungin (MCF) for pulmonary invasive fungal disease (PIFD) in pediatric patients with acute leukemia or post hematopoietic stem cells transplantation. Method: Twenty-five neutropenic PIFD children with acute leukemia or post hematopoietic stem cells transplantation in Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University were selected from January 2012 to June 2015, including 12 males and 13 females, age range 2-15 (average 6.2±2.0) years. There were 12 cases of acute leukemia (AL) after chemotherapy, 4 cases of acute leukemia (AL) after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT) and 9 cases of β-thalassemia major after allo-HSCT...
November 2, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
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
#9
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/29137098/scrambler-therapy-for-the-treatment-of-neuropathic-pain-related-to-leukemia-in-a-pediatric-patient-a-case-report
#10
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/29134740/elevated-mitochondrial-dna-copy-numbers-in-pediatric-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-a-potential-biomarker-for-predicting-inferior-survival
#11
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/29133595/targeted-next-gen-sequencing-for-detecting-mll-gene-fusions-in-leukemia
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Sadia Afrin, Christine Rc Zhang, Claus Meyer, Caedyn L Stinson, Thy Pham, Timothy Jc Bruxner, Nicola C Venn, Toby N Trahair, Rosemary Sutton, Rolf Marschalek, J Lynn Fink, Andrew S Moore
Mixed Lineage Leukemia (MLL) gene rearrangements characterize approximately 70% of infant and 10% of adult and therapy-related leukemia. Conventional clinical diagnostics, including cytogenetics and fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) fail to detect MLL translocation partner genes (TPGs) in many patients. Long-Distance Inverse (LDI)-PCR, the 'gold standard' technique that is used to characterize MLL breakpoints is laborious and requires a large input of genomic DNA (gDNA). To overcome the limitations of current techniques, a targeted Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) approach that requires low RNA input was tested...
November 13, 2017: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132473/-progress-in-clinical-studies-of-chimeric-antigen-receptor-engineered-t-cells-for-treatment-of-childhood-cancer
#13
Ya-Ru Ni, Xiao-Jun Xu, Yong-Min Tang
Nowadays, the 5-year survival rate of childhood cancer patients can be more than 80%, but some patients with relapse and refractory cancers have shown no good response to traditional strategies. Chimeric antigen receptor engineered T (CAR-T) cell therapy is promising for these patients. CAR-T cells recognize the tumor-associated antigens in a non-major histocompatibility complex-restricted manner, so their anti-tumor ability is enhanced. There are four generations of CAR-T cells now. The complete remission rate of pediatric patients with relapse and refractory acute lymphoblastic leukemia can be as high as 90% when treated with CD19-targeting CAR-T cells...
November 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132164/mutational-spectrum-of-fanconi-anemia-associated-myeloid-neoplasms
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Mwe Mwe Chao, Kathrin Thomay, Gudrun Goehring, Marcin Wlodarski, Victor Pastor, Brigitte Schlegelberger, Detlev Schindler, Christian Peter Kratz, Charlotte Niemeyer
Individuals with Fanconi anemia (FA) have a high risk of developing myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) and acute myeloid leukemia (AML), yet the secondary somatic mutations lending to these malignancies remain to be further elucidated. We employed a next-generation sequencing myeloid neoplasia gene panel to determine the mutational spectrum of FA-related MDS/AML. Ten of 16 patients showed missense, nonsense, insertion or duplication mutations in 13 genes. In contrast to findings in MDS in the general population, mutations in genes involved in RNA splicing were rarely affected...
November 2017: Klinische Pädiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131700/integrated-risk-stratification-using-minimal-residual-disease-and-sentinel-genetic-alterations-in-pediatric-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
#15
Stephen P Hunger
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November 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131699/genotype-specific-minimal-residual-disease-interpretation-improves-stratification-in-pediatric-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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David O'Connor, Amir Enshaei, Jack Bartram, Jeremy Hancock, Christine J Harrison, Rachael Hough, Sujith Samarasinghe, Claire Schwab, Ajay Vora, Rachel Wade, John Moppett, Anthony V Moorman, Nick Goulden
Purpose Minimal residual disease (MRD) and genetic abnormalities are important risk factors for outcome in acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Current risk algorithms dichotomize MRD data and do not assimilate genetics when assigning MRD risk, which reduces predictive accuracy. The aim of our study was to exploit the full power of MRD by examining it as a continuous variable and to integrate it with genetics. Patients and Methods We used a population-based cohort of 3,113 patients who were treated in UKALL2003, with a median follow-up of 7 years...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125853/whole-genome-dna-methylation-characteristics-in-pediatric-precursor-b-cell-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-bcp-all
#17
Radosław Chaber, Artur Gurgul, Grażyna Wróbel, Olga Haus, Anna Tomoń, Jerzy Kowalczyk, Tomasz Szmatoła, Igor Jasielczuk, Blanka Rybka, Renata Ryczan-Krawczyk, Ewa Duszeńko, Sylwia Stąpor, Krzysztof Ciebiera, Sylwia Paszek, Natalia Potocka, Christopher J Arthur, Izabela Zawlik
In addition to genetic alterations, epigenetic abnormalities have been shown to underlie the pathogenesis of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)-the most common pediatric cancer. The purpose of this study was to characterize the whole genome DNA methylation profile in children with precursor B-cell ALL (BCP ALL) and to compare this profile with methylation observed in normal bone marrow samples. Additional efforts were made to correlate the observed methylation patterns with selected clinical features. We assessed DNA methylation from bone marrow samples obtained from 38 children with BCP ALL at the time of diagnosis along with 4 samples of normal bone marrow cells as controls using Infinium MethylationEPIC BeadChip Array...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120691/therapeutic-advances-in-childhood-leukemia-and-lymphoma-tacl-overview-and-introduction-to-the-proceedings-of-the-2016-tacl-investigator-meeting
#18
Alan S Wayne, Erika Shin-Kashiyama, Richard Sposto, Paul Gaynon
Despite great success in the development of curative therapies for pediatric hematologic malignancies, new approaches are needed to overcome resistance to treatment and to reduce associated side effects. The Therapeutic Advances in Childhood Leukemia and Lymphoma (TACL) Consortium is an early phase clinical trial group dedicated to developing innovative therapies for currently incurable pediatric leukemias and lymphomas ( https://tacl.chla.usc.edu/tacl/ ). In November of 2016, a TACL Investigator Meeting was held, the proceedings of which appear in this edition of Pediatric Hematology Oncology...
November 9, 2017: Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118508/treatment-of-unilateral-zone-i-cytomegalovirus-retinitis-in-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-with-oral-valganciclovir-and-intravitreal-ganciclovir
#19
Koushik Tripathy, Kanhaiya Mittal, Pradeep Venkatesh, Sameer Bakhshi, Rohan Chawla
Cytomegalovirus retinitis (CMVR) is an opportunistic infection seen in immunocompromised patients, especially suffering from acquired immune deficiency syndrome. It is uncommonly seen in hematological malignancies and in patients on immunosuppressants. The authors present a 12-year-old girl with unilateral CMVR who was on maintenance phase therapy for mixed phenotype (B/myeloid) leukemia. Serology for human immunodeficiency virus was negative. The child was successfully treated with oral valganciclovir and repeated intravitreal ganciclovir injections...
September 2017: Oman Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118478/intraoperative-squash-smear-cytology-in-cns-lesions-a-study-of-150-pediatric-cases
#20
Arpita Jindal, Kanwalpreet Kaur, Kusum Mathur, Vinod Kumari, Himanshi Diwan
Background: Tumors of the central nervous system in the pediatric age group occur relatively frequently during the early years of life. Brain tumors are the most common solid malignancies of childhood and only second to acute childhood leukemia. Squash cytology is an indispensable diagnostic aid to central nervous system (CNS) lesions. The definitive diagnosis of brain lesions is confirmed by histological examination. Aim: To study the cytology of CNS lesions in pediatric population and correlate it with histopathology...
October 2017: Journal of Cytology
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