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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731918/the-associations-of-height-for-age-weight-for-age-and-weight-for-height-with-pediatric-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
#1
Jeremy M Schraw, Ann T Henson, Michael E Scheurer, Michele R Forman
Height at diagnosis has been analyzed in connection with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Most prior studies have compared cases to national reference data derived from previous birth cohorts. Our objective was to determine the association of height-for-age Z score (HAZ) at time of diagnosis with the odds ratio (OR) of ALL in a case-control study (N=498) with a contemporaneous population of age-matched, sex-matched, and ethnicity-matched controls. We hypothesized that cases would have greater mean HAZ at time of diagnosis/interview, after adjustment for weight-for-age (WAZ) and weight-for-height (WHZ)...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728448/pregnancy-and-child-health-outcomes-in-pediatric-and-young-adult-leukemia-and-lymphoma-survivors-a-systematic-review
#2
Ksenya Shliakhtsitsava, Sally A D Romero, Samantha Rose Dewald, H Irene Su
As long-term survival is high for children and young adults diagnosed with leukemia and lymphoma, delineating maternal, fetal and offspring health risks is important to their family planning. This systematic review examined data comparing these health risks between leukemia and lymphoma survivors and women without a history of cancer. Following a search of Embase, PubMed, CINAHL, Cochrane, and Web of Science, 142 articles were screened and 18 were included in this review. No higher risks of spontaneous abortion, maternal diabetes and anemia, stillbirth, birth defects, or childhood cancer in offspring were observed in survivors compared to controls...
July 21, 2017: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727288/complications-preceding-early-deaths-in-black-and-white-children-with-acute-myeloid-leukemia
#3
Lena E Winestone, Kelly D Getz, Tamara P Miller, Yimei Li, Yuan-Shung Huang, Alix E Seif, Brian T Fisher, Richard Aplenc
Black patients have a twofold increased risk of induction mortality compared to White patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). We reviewed diagnosis and billing data from Pediatric Health Information System for 28 AML Induction I deaths to investigate conditions preceding death in White and Black patients. Half of deaths occurred within 10 days of initial diagnostic admission. Respiratory, cardiac, renal, and infectious complications were common prior to both White and Black deaths. Deaths in White patients were more commonly preceded by intracranial hemorrhage compared to deaths in Black patients...
July 20, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724437/the-lncrna-casc15-regulates-sox4-expression-in-runx1-rearranged-acute-leukemia
#4
Thilini R Fernando, Jorge R Contreras, Matteo Zampini, Norma I Rodriguez-Malave, Michael O Alberti, Jaime Anguiano, Tiffany M Tran, Jayanth K Palanichamy, Jasmine Gajeton, Nolan M Ung, Cody J Aros, Ella V Waters, David Casero, Giuseppe Basso, Martina Pigazzi, Dinesh S Rao
BACKGROUND: Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) play a variety of cellular roles, including regulation of transcription and translation, leading to alterations in gene expression. Some lncRNAs modulate the expression of chromosomally adjacent genes. Here, we assess the roles of the lncRNA CASC15 in regulation of a chromosomally nearby gene, SOX4, and its function in RUNX1/AML translocated leukemia. RESULTS: CASC15 is a conserved lncRNA that was upregulated in pediatric B-acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL) with t (12; 21) as well as pediatric acute myeloid leukemia (AML) with t (8; 21), both of which are associated with relatively better prognosis...
July 19, 2017: Molecular Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722694/early-life-vincristine-exposure-evokes-mechanical-pain-hypersensitivity-in-the-developing-rat
#5
Katie A Schappacher, Lauren Styczynski, Mark L Baccei
Vincristine (VNC) is commonly used to treat pediatric cancers, including the most prevalent childhood malignancy, acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Although clinical evidence suggests that VNC causes peripheral neuropathy in children, the degree to which pediatric chemotherapeutic regimens influence pain sensitivity throughout life remains unclear, in part because of the lack of an established animal model of chemotherapy-induced neuropathic pain during early life. Therefore, this study investigated the effects of VNC exposure between postnatal days (P) 11 and 21 on mechanical and thermal pain sensitivity in the developing rat...
May 30, 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719513/dihydrofolate-reductase-genetic-polymorphisms-affect-methotrexate-dose-requirements-in-pediatric-patients-with-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-on-maintenance-therapy
#6
Guillermo Gervasini, Silvia G de Murillo, Mercedes Jiménez, María D de la Maya, Jose M Vagace
We have aimed to determine the effect of polymorphisms in regulatory regions of the DHFR gene in relation to methotrexate (MTX) dose adjustments and drug-induced toxicity in children on maintenance therapy for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). In total, 41 children diagnosed with ALL were screened for 3 tag-single nucleotide polymorphisms in the DHFR promoter (C-1610G, C-680G/T, A-317G) and an intronic 19-bp insertion/deletion. Genotypes were analyzed in relation to dose requirements and toxicity. The percentage of MTX dose administered (with respect to protocol-recommended values) was affected by DHFR polymorphisms...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719512/a-pediatric-case-of-persistent-thrombocytopenia-in-a-patient-who-developed-all
#7
Haroon Shaukat, Jessica O'Mara, Michelle Neier
Inherited thrombocytopenia is a topic that was expanded greatly over the last decade and many new genes are being identified. However, inheritance patterns are not always easy to identify because sporadic cases from de novo mutations may in fact be more common. Few studies have assessed the relationship between thrombocytopenia and malignancies, specifically acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Here we present a pediatric case of persistent thrombocytopenia associated with T-cell ALL. Our patient was initially diagnosed with immune thrombocytopenic purpura with no evidence of malignancy on bone marrow biopsy but presented shortly after with ALL...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710806/clinical-features-and-prognostic-impact-of-prdm16-expression-in-adult-acute-myeloid-leukemia
#8
Genki Yamato, Hiroki Yamaguchi, Hiroshi Handa, Norio Shiba, Machiko Kawamura, Satoshi Wakita, Koiti Inokuchi, Yusuke Hara, Kentaro Ohki, Jun Okubo, Myoung-Ja Park, Manabu Sotomatsu, Hirokazu Arakawa, Yasuhide Hayashi
High PRDM16 (also known as MEL1) expression is a representative marker of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) with NUP98-NSD1 and is a significant predictive marker for poor prognosis in pediatric AML. However, the clinical features of adult AML with PRDM16 expression remain unclear. PRDM16 is highly homologous to MDS1/EVI1, which is an alternatively spliced transcript of MECOM (also known as EVI1). We investigated PRDM16 expression in 151 AML patients, with 47 (31%) exhibiting high PRDM16 expression (PRDM16/ABL1 ratio ≥ 0...
July 14, 2017: Genes, Chromosomes & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704720/the-dana-farber-consortium-protocol-dfcp-vs-classic-hyper-cvad-for-treatment-of-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-in-patients-50-y-single-institution-experience
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Amal S Alabdulwahab, Hussein G Elsayed, Mohamed A Sherisher, Ahmed Zeeneldin, Khalofa Alghamdi, Wafaa M Elbjeirami
BACKGROUND: The use of intensive pediatric protocols for the treatment of ALL is being extended to older adults. AIM OF THE STUDY: Analysis of the efficacy and toxicity results of pediatric DFCP vs. classic Hyper-CVAD protocol for the treatment of patients with ALL < 50 Y. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective single center comparative analysis of DFCP & classic Hyper-CVAD for first line treatment of patients with ALL < 50 Y. RESULTS: 73 patients were included, 43 received DFCP and 30 received Hyper-CVAD protocol...
June 28, 2017: Leukemia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702060/oral-health-status-salivary-ph-status-and-streptococcus-mutans-counts-in-dental-plaques-and-saliva-of-children-with-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
#10
Romina Mazaheri, Ebrahim Jabbarifar, Elnaz Ghasemi, Elahe Akkafzadeh, Elmira Poursaeid
BACKGROUND: Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), accounting for 23% of all malignancies in children, is the most prevalent pediatric malignancy. This study compared dental caries, oral hygiene status, salivary pH, and Streptococcus mutans counts in dental plaques and saliva of children with leukemia with those of healthy controls. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This case-control cross-sectional study assessed 32 children with ALL and 32 healthy children (4-9-year-old) for gingival bleeding index (GBI), decayed, missing, and filled/decayed, missing, and filled surfaces (DMF/dmfs), and plaque index (PI)...
May 2017: Dental Research Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701730/the-mll-recombinome-of-acute-leukemias-in-2017
#11
C Meyer, T Burmeister, D Gröger, G Tsaur, L Fechina, S Renneville, R Sutton, N C Venn, M Emerenciano, M S Pombo-de-Oliveira, C Barbieri Blunck, B Almeida Lopes, J Zuna, J Trka, P Ballerini, H Lapillonne, M De Braekeleer, G Cazzaniga, L Corral Abascal, V H J van der Velden, E Delabesse, T S Park, S H Oh, M L M Silva, T Lund-Aho, V Juvonen, A S Moore, O Heidenreich, J Vormoor, E Zerkalenkova, Y Olshanskaya, C Bueno, P Menendez, S Teigler-Schlegel, U Zur Stadt, J Lentes, G Göhring, S Kustanovich, O Aleinikova, B W Schäfer, S Kubetzko, H O Madsen, B Gruhn, X Duarte, P Gameiro, E Lippert, S Bidet, J M Cayuela, E Clappier, C N Alonso, C M Zwaan, M M van den Heuvel-Eibrink, S Izraeli, L Trakhtenbrot, P Archer, J Hancock, A Möricke, J Alten, M Schrappe, M Stanulla, S Strehl, A Attarbaschi, M Dworzak, O A Haas, R Panzer-Grümayer, L Sedék, T Szczepański, S Caye, L Suarez, H Cavé, R Marschalek
Chromosomal rearrangements of the human MLL/KMT2A gene are associated with infant, pediatric, adult and therapy-induced acute leukemias. Here, we present the data obtained from 2345 acute leukemia patients. Genomic breakpoints within the MLL gene and the involved translocation partner genes (TPGs) were determined and 11 novel TPGs were identified. Thus, a total of 135 different MLL rearrangements habe been identified so far, of which 94 TPGs are now characterized at the molecular level. Thirty-five out of these 94 TPGs occur recurrently, but only 9 specific gene fusions account for more than 90% of all illegitimate recombinations of the MLL gene...
July 13, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698845/intrachromosomal-amplification-of-chromosome-21-in-korean-pediatric-patients-with-b-cell-precursor-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-in-a-single-institution
#12
Mina Yang, Eun Sang Yi, Hee Jin Kim, Keon Hee Yoo, Hong Hoe Koo, Sun-Hee Kim
BACKGROUND: Intrachromosomal amplification of chromosome 21 (iAMP21), defined as the presence of three or more RUNX1 signals on one marker chromosome, is a distinct cytogenetic subgroup of childhood B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia (BCP-ALL) that is known to have a poor prognosis when treated with standard therapy. The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical characteristics of Korean children with iAMP21. METHODS: The cytogenetic data from BCP-ALL children were reviewed...
June 2017: Blood Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698205/an-fc-engineered-cd19-antibody-eradicates-mrd-in-patient-derived-mll-rearranged-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-xenografts
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Denis M Schewe, Ameera Alsadeq, Cornelia Sattler, Lennart Lenk, Fotini Vogiatzi, Gunnar Cario, Simon Vieth, Thomas Valerius, Sophia Rosskopf, Fabian Meyersieck, Julia Alten, Martin Schrappe, Martin Gramatzki, Matthias Peipp, Christian Kellner
Antibody therapy constitutes a major advance in the treatment of B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia (BCP-ALL). To evaluate the efficacy and the mechanisms of action of CD19 monoclonal antibody therapy in pediatric BCP-ALL, an Fc engineered CD19 antibody carrying the S239D/I332E mutation for improved effector cell recruitment (CD19-DE) was tested. Patient derived xenografts (PDX) of pediatric MLL-rearranged ALL were established in NOD.Cg-Prkdc(scid) Il2rg(tm1Wjl)/SzJ (NSG) mice. Antibody CD19-DE was efficient in prolonging the survival of NSG mice in a minimal residual disease (MRD) model...
July 11, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697166/cytomegalovirus-cavitary-pneumonia-in-nontransplant-pediatric-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#14
Francesco De Leonardis, Teresa Perillo, Rosa M Daniele, Nicola Santoro
Lung cavitary lesions are a rare finding in the nontransplant setting of a patient with acute leukemia. Among viral agents, cytomegalovirus (CMV) may cause pulmonary nodules and cavities in patients undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, but during pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia treatment, CMV disease is less common. Here we report the case of a boy affected by acute lymphoblastic leukemia who suffered severe cavitary CMV pneumonia during chemotherapy, and we review the current literature...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697165/association-of-cyp3a5-expression-and-vincristine-neurotoxicity-in-pediatric-malignancies-in-turkish-population
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Hülya Kayilioğlu, Ulker Kocak, Derya Kan Karaer, Emriye F Percin, Ertan Sal, Funda Tekkesin, Melek Isik, Nergiz Oner, Fatma B Belen, Ebru Yilmaz Keskin, Arzu Okur, Meryem Albayrak, Zuhre Kaya, Faruk G Pinarli, Idil Yenicesu, Ceyda Karadeniz, Aynur Oguz, Turkiz Gursel
Vincristine is a widely used chemotherapeutic agent in the treatment of childhood malignancies. Neuropathy is the most common adverse effect. CYP3A4 and CYP3A5 enzymes of cytochrome p450 enzyme system are responsible in vincristine metabolism. Genetic polymorphism may alter the vincristine metabolism and the neurotoxicity rate. In this study, distribution of CYP3A5 alleles among Turkish children with malignancies, relation between CYP3A5 genotype and neurotoxicity rates, as well as severity and duration of neuropathy and total vincristine doses were investigated...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696051/unexpected-acute-renal-injury-after-high-dose-etoposide-phosphate-and-total-body-irradiation-in-children-undergoing-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
#16
C Cordero, C Loboda, I Clerc-Urmès, L Clément, C Pochon, P Chastagner
High-dose etoposide phosphate, a water-soluble prodrug of etoposide, may be used after total body irradiation (TBI) in pediatric allogeneic bone marrow transplantation for lymphoblastic leukemia. In a retrospective study of 21 children treated at the Nancy University Hospital (2000-2014), we identified unprecedentedly an unexpectedly high incidence (57%) of acute renal injury following etoposide phosphate infusion. Patients who developed renal function impairment experienced more severe mucositis but had outcomes similar to those who did not...
July 11, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696047/a-randomized-trial-of-the-effectiveness-of-the-neutropenic-diet-versus-food-safety-guidelines-on-infection-rate-in-pediatric-oncology-patients
#17
Karen M Moody, Rebecca A Baker, Ruth O Santizo, Inan Olmez, Jeanie M Spies, Amanda Buthmann, Linda Granowetter, Robin Y Dulman, Kanyalakshmi Ayyanar, Jonathan B Gill, Aaron E Carroll
BACKGROUND: The neutropenic diet (ND) is prescribed to avoid introduction of bacteria into a host's gastrointestinal tract and reduce infection. Due to a lack of evidence to support the ND, there continues to be debate among pediatric oncologists regarding its usefulness. This prospective randomized controlled trial evaluated the difference in neutropenic infection rates in pediatric oncology patients randomized to Food and Drug Administration approved food safety guidelines (FSGs) versus the ND plus FSGs during one cycle of chemotherapy...
July 11, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696044/practice-patterns-of-palliative-radiation-therapy-in-pediatric-oncology-patients-in-an-international-pediatric-research-consortium
#18
Avani Dholakia Rao, Qinyu Chen, Ralph P Ermoian, Sara R Alcorn, Maria Luisa S Figueiredo, Michael J Chen, Karin Dieckmann, Shannon M MacDonald, Matthew M Ladra, Daria Kobyzeva, Alexey V Nechesnyuk, Kristina Nilsson, Eric C Ford, Brian A Winey, Rosangela C Villar, Stephanie A Terezakis
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: The practice of palliative radiation therapy (RT) is based on extrapolation from adult literature. We evaluated patterns of pediatric palliative RT to describe regimens used to identify opportunity for future pediatric-specific clinical trials. DESIGN/METHODS: Six international institutions with pediatric expertise completed a 122-item survey evaluating patterns of palliative RT for patients ≤21 years old from 2010 to 2015. Two institutions use proton RT...
July 11, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694182/allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-with-myeloablative-conditioning-is-associated-with-favorable-outcomes-in-mixed-phenotype-acute-leukemia
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Bartlomiej M Getta, Mikhail Roshal, Junting Zheng, Jae H Park, Eytan M Stein, Ross Levine, Esperanza B Papadopoulos, Ann A Jakubowski, Nancy A Kernan, Peter Steinherz, Richard J O'Reilly, Miguel-Angel Perales, Sergio A Giralt, Martin S Tallman, Brian C Shaffer
Mixed phenotype acute leukemia (MPAL) represents a poorly characterized group of acute leukemias that lack an accepted therapeutic approach and are typically associated with poor outcomes. We present our experience of genomic profiling, pre-transplant therapy and transplant outcomes for 36 well characterized pediatric and adult patients with MPAL defined according to the 2016 WHO leukemia update. A predominance of ALL-associated mutations and cytogenetic abnormalities was noted. Remission rates after induction appeared comparable among adults (20/23) and children (11/13) and among those who received ALL (10/11) or AML-type (21/25) induction...
July 7, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686179/when-less-is-good-is-none-better-the-prognostic-and-therapeutic-significance-of-peri-transplant-minimal-residual-disease-assessment-in-pediatric-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
#20
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Adam Lamble, Rachel Phelan, Michael Burke
The measurement of minimal residual disease (MRD) in pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) has become the most important prognostic tool of, and the backbone to, upfront risk stratification. While MRD assessment is the standard of care for assessing response and predicting outcomes for pediatric patients with ALL receiving chemotherapy, its use in allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) has been less clearly defined. Herein, we discuss the importance of MRD assessment during the peri-HSCT period and its role in prognostication and management...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine
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