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Veno-occlusive disease

Imke H Bartelink, Arief Lalmohamed, Elisabeth M L van Reij, Christopher C Dvorak, Rada M Savic, Juliette Zwaveling, Robbert G M Bredius, Antoine C G Egberts, Marc Bierings, Morris Kletzel, Peter J Shaw, Christa E Nath, George Hempel, Marc Ansari, Maja Krajinovic, Yves Théorêt, Michel Duval, Ron J Keizer, Henrique Bittencourt, Moustapha Hassan, Tayfun Güngör, Robert F Wynn, Paul Veys, Geoff D E Cuvelier, Sarah Marktel, Robert Chiesa, Morton J Cowan, Mary A Slatter, Melisa K Stricherz, Cathryn Jennissen, Janel R Long-Boyle, Jaap Jan Boelens
BACKGROUND: Intravenous busulfan combined with therapeutic drug monitoring to guide dosing improves outcomes after allogeneic haemopoietic cell transplantation (HCT). The best method to estimate busulfan exposure and optimum exposure in children or young adults remains unclear. We therefore assessed three approaches to estimate intravenous busulfan exposure (expressed as cumulative area under the curve [AUC]) and associated busulfan AUC with clinical outcomes in children or young adults undergoing allogeneic HCT...
October 13, 2016: Lancet Haematology
Eucario Leon-Rodriguez, Monica M Rivera-Franco
Busulfan (Bu), an alkylating agent, has been used in pre-transplant conditioning regimens since the 1950s, due to its potent myeloablative effect. Questions have been raised regarding oral or intravenous formulations, although both are known to be associated with serious side effects, including hepatic veno-occlusive disease, and neurotoxicity. The administration of anticonvulsant prophylaxis has become more common during high-dose Bu-based conditioning regimen; however, anticonvulsants can interfere with Bu pharmacokinetics and may have their own side effects, which can affect the outcome of the transplant...
October 8, 2016: International Journal of Hematology
John Coutsouvelis, Sharon Avery, Michael Dooley, Carl Kirkpatrick, Andrew Spencer
Sinusoidal obstruction syndrome, previously known as veno-occlusive disease (VOD/SOS), is a complication in patients undergoing haemopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). Severe VOD/SOS, including progression to multi-organ failure, has resulted in a mortality of greater than 80%. Defibrotide's varying pharmacological actions, particularly on endothelial cells, make it is a useful agent to consider for prophylaxis and treatment of VOD/SOS. Barriers to its routine use include the high acquisition cost and the fact that neither the oral or parenteral formulations are licensed products in many countries at this time...
September 30, 2016: Cancer Treatment Reviews
Angelika Url, Verena Krutak, Anna Kübber-Heiss, Sonja Chvala-Mannsberger, Nadia Robert, Nora Dinhopl, Peter Schmidt, Chris Walzer
According to previous studies in captive cheetah ( Acinonyx jubatus ) populations, one of the most threatening diseases besides amyloidosis, myelopathy, veno occlusive disease, and gastritis, is renal failure. Contrary to captive cheetahs in North America and South Africa, morphological data concerning renal lesions in the cheetah European Endangered Species Program (EEP) are lacking. This study details the histological characterization as well as immunohistochemical and morphometrical analysis of nephropathies in 35 captive cheetahs from the EEP, which were necropsied between 1985 and 2003...
September 2016: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine: Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
Li Liang, Guofeng Ma, Kai Chen, Yangxiang Liu, Xiaohong Wu, Kejing Ying, Ruifeng Zhang
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary veno-occlusive disease (PVOD) is a rare and devastating cause of pulmonary arterial hypertension with a non-specific clinical presentation and a relatively specific presentation in high-resolution thoracic CT scan images. Definitive diagnosis is made by histological examination in previous. According to the 2015 ESC/ERS Guidelines, detection of a mutation in the eukaryotic translation initiation factor 2 alpha kinase 4 (EIF2AK4) without histological confirmation is recommended to validate the diagnosis of PVOD...
September 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
L Volin, R Niittyvuopio, J Heiskanen, V Lindström, A Nihtinen, L Sahlstedt, T Ruutu
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September 26, 2016: Bone Marrow Transplantation
E Bravos, S Bayle-Bleuez, A Wahart, R Lachèze, F Forest, J-B Guichard, L Bertoletti
A 60-year-old patient was under follow-up for pulmonary hypertension consistent with pulmonary veno-occlusive disease. During his follow-up, a parenchymal opacity was discovered. We describe the management of the suspicion of lung cancer, highlighting the modification of the conventional diagnostic and therapeutic strategy on account of the pulmonary hypertension. Chest physicians should be able to adapt their diagnostic and therapeutic management in the case of neoplasia in patients with severe pulmonary hypertension...
September 13, 2016: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires
Batsaikhan Bat-Erdene, Sergelen Orgoi, Erdene Sandag, Ulzii-Orshikh Namkhai, Bat-Ireedui Badarch, Batsaikhan Batsuuri
The sinusoidal obstructive syndrome (SOS) is a complication that usually follows hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. It is also known as veno-occlusive disease, which is a rare complication of living donor liver transplantation (LDLT). Herein, we reported a 34 year-old female patient presenting SOS after LDLT. Its underlying cause was presumed to be associated with liver abscess and subsequent inferior vena cava stenosis. SOS led to graft failure, thus requiring retransplantation with a deceased donor liver graft...
August 2016: Korean Journal of Hepato-biliary-pancreatic Surgery
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September 12, 2016: Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics
Stefano Botti, Laura Orlando, Gianpaolo Gargiulo, Valentina De Cecco, Marina Banfi, Lorenzo Duranti, Emanuela Samarani, Maria Giovanna Netti, Marco Deiana, Vera Galuppini, Adriana Concetta Pignatelli, Rosanna Ceresoli, Alessio Vedovetto, Elena Rostagno, Marilena Bambaci, Cristina Dellaversana, Stefano Luminari, Francesca Bonifazi
Veno-occlusive disease (VOD) is a complication arising from the toxicity of conditioning regimens that have a significant impact on the survival of patients who undergo stem cell transplantation. There are several known risk factors for developing VOD and their assessment before the start of conditioning regimens could improve the quality of care. Equally important are early identification of signs and symptoms ascribable to VOD, rapid diagnosis, and timely adjustment of support therapy and treatment. Nurses have a fundamental role at the stages of assessment and monitoring for signs and symptoms; therefore, they should have documented skills and training...
2016: Ecancermedicalscience
Stephan Kemmner, Mareike Verbeek, Uwe Heemann
Acute kidney injury and long-term renal dysfunction are common problems following bone morrow transplantation (BMT) and highly related to mortality. The frequency and risk of renal dysfunction are directly related to the method of BMT, with myeloablative allogeneic BMT being associated to the highest risk followed by non-myeloablative allogeneic and myeloablative autologous BMT. The type of BMT is, thus, more important than co-factors such as advanced age, comorbidities, or high baseline serum creatinine. The causes for renal failure are multiple and include chemotherapy and high-dose radiation with fluid loss by diarrhea or vomiting, sepsis or nephrotoxic drugs such as calcineurin inhibitors and antimicrobials...
September 2, 2016: Journal of Nephrology
Marilyne Levy, Mélanie Eyries, Isabelle Szezepanski, Magalie Ladouceur, Sophie Nadaud, Damien Bonnet, Florent Soubrier
The prevalence of germline mutations in paediatric pulmonary hypertension (PH) is poorly documented. The objective of this study was to determine the mutation frequency in PH genes in a paediatric cohort and describe the clinical characteristics of mutation carriers.The study involved 66 index cases with PH: 35 children with idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension (IPAH); five children with familial PAH (FPAH); three children with pulmonary veno-occlusive disease (PVOD); and 23 children with PAH associated with congenital heart disease (APAH-CHD)...
October 2016: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
Paola Tocchetti, Elena Tudone, Jean-Francois Marier, Thomas C Marbury, Katie Zomorodi, Mark Eller
Hepatic veno-occlusive disease, also called sinusoidal obstruction syndrome (VOD/SOS), is an unpredictable, potentially life-threatening complication of hematopoietic stem cell transplant conditioning. Severe VOD/SOS, generally associated with multiorgan dysfunction (pulmonary or renal dysfunction), may be associated with >80% mortality. Defibrotide, recently approved in the US, has demonstrated efficacy treating hepatic VOD/SOS with multiorgan dysfunction. Because renal impairment is prevalent in patients with VOD/SOS, this Phase I, open-label, two-part study in adults examined the effects of hemodialysis and severe or end-stage renal disease (ESRD) on defibrotide pharmacokinetics (PK)...
2016: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
Kim M C van Mierlo, Junfang Zhao, Jos Kleijnen, Sander S Rensen, Frank G Schaap, Cornelis H C Dejong, Steven W M Olde Damink
BACKGROUND DATA: Hepatic sinusoidal dilatation (SD) is a histopathological entity that occurs in up to 75% of patients undergoing oxaliplatin-based chemotherapy for colorectal liver metastases (CRLM). OBJECTIVE: To study the influence of SD on outcome after partial hepatectomy in patients with CRLM. METHODS: Medline, Embase, CENTRAL, LILACS and CINAHL were searched for studies published between 01.01.2004 and 09.06.2015 with keywords: "sinusoidal obstruction syndrome", "hepatic veno-occlusive disease", and "Stuart-Bras syndrome"...
September 2016: Surgical Oncology
Hui-Zhu Kang, Xiao-Li Zheng, Zhi-Dong Wang, Dong-Mei Han, Li Ding, Heng-Xiang Wang
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the morbidity, risk factors, clinical characterisitics, treatments and prognosis of delayed hepatic veno-occlusive disease(HVOD) after haploidentical hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (hi-HSCT). METHODS: The clinical data of 208 patients undergoing hi-HSCT were retrospectively analyzed. RESULTS: Six patients were diagnosed with delayed VOD, among them 4 patients were moderate VOD and 2 patients were severe VOD...
August 2016: Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue za Zhi
Neal F Chaisson, Mark W Dodson, Charles Gregory Elliott
This article provides an overview of pulmonary veno-occlusive disease (PVOD) and pulmonary capillary hemangiomatosis (PCH), two disorders that challenge clinicians, radiologists, and pathologists because they often mimic pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). The article reviews the features that differentiate PVOD and PCH from PAH. The article also describes the overlap of PVOD and PCH, highlighted by recent reports of families diagnosed with PVOD or PCH caused by EIF2AK4 mutations. In addition, the article outlines current approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of PVOD and PCH...
September 2016: Clinics in Chest Medicine
Micah A Skeens, Jennifer McArthur, Ira M Cheifetz, Christine Duncan, Adrienne G Randolph, Joseph Stanek, Leslie Lehman, Rajinder Bajwa
Veno-occlusive disease (VOD) is a potentially fatal complication of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). Patients with VOD are often critically ill and require close collaboration between transplant physicians and intensivists. We surveyed members of a consortium of pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) and transplant physicians to assess variability in the self-reported approach to the diagnosis and management of VOD. An internet-based self-administered survey was sent to pediatric HSCT and PICU providers from September 2014 to February 2015...
October 2016: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
Mary Choy
Defibrotide sodium (Defitelio) for hepatic veno-occlusive disease; emtricitabine/tenofovir alafenamide (Descovy) for human immunodeficiency virus infection; and infliximabdyyb (Inflectra) for Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis, and plaque psoriasis.
July 2016: P & T: a Peer-reviewed Journal for Formulary Management
Amy Christine Brown
BACKGROUND: No current list of potentially life-threatening, hepatotoxic herbs and dietary supplements based on PubMed case studies exists in a summarized tabular form. METHODS: Documented case reports of herbs or dietary supplements appearing to contribute to liver injury were used to create a "Harmful Herb and Dietary Supplement List" of potentially hepatotoxic herbs and dietary supplements (PubMed, 1966 to May, 2015, and cross-referencing). The spectrum of herbal induced liver injuries (HDSILI) researched included elevated liver enzymes, hepatitis, steatosis, cholestasis, hepatic necrosis, hepatic fibrosis, hepatic cirrhosis, veno-occlusive disease, acute liver failure requiring a liver transplant, and death...
July 8, 2016: Food and Chemical Toxicology
Selim Corbacioglu, Enric Carreras, Mohamad Mohty, Antonio Pagliuca, Jaap Jan Boelens, Gandhi Damaj, Massimo Iacobelli, Dietger Niederwieser, Eduardo Olavarría, Felipe Suarez, Tapani Ruutu, Leo Verdonck, Robin Hume, Bijan Nejadnik, Chinglin Lai, Giorgia Finetto, Paul Richardson
Hepatic veno-occlusive disease, also called sinusoidal obstruction syndrome (VOD/SOS), is an unpredictable and potentially fatal complication of hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) or nontransplantation-associated chemotherapy/radiotherapy. In cases of severe hepatic VOD/SOS, typically defined by associated multiorgan failure (MOF, also known as multiorgan dysfunction), mortality exceeds 80%. Preclinical and early clinical data have provided a rationale for defibrotide treatment in hepatic VOD/SOS. Based on this evidence and in recognition of the dismal prognosis for these patients, defibrotide was made available through an international multicenter compassionate-use program conducted from December 1998 to March 2009...
October 2016: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
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