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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334537/isolated-central-nervous-system-chloroma-as-a-presenting-sign-of-relapsed-pediatric-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
#1
Jessica L Heath, Waitman K Aumann, Charles M Maxfield, Daniel S Wechsler
Central nervous system (CNS) chloromas are an exceedingly rare presentation of CNS relapse in acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). We report a relapsed ALL patient who presented with 2 separate chloromas and cerebrospinal fluid lymphoblastocytosis, and outline a treatment plan of systemic chemotherapy and CNS-directed radiation therapy. A review of the literature indicates that multiagent chemotherapy combined with CNS radiotherapy is effective, with hematopoietic stem cell transplantation used in half of reported cases...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333411/successful-treatment-of-a-patient-with-myelodysplastic-syndrome-accompanied-by-pyoderma-gangrenosum-and-beh%C3%A3-et-s-disease-using-allogeneic-stem-cell-transplantation
#2
Seung-Shin Lee, Jae-Sook Ahn, Sook Jung Yun, Dong-Jin Park
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2017: Blood Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333408/is-long-term-storage-of-cryopreserved-stem-cells-for-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-a-worthwhile-exercise-in-developing-countries
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Santhosh Kumar Devadas, Minal Khairnar, Sumathi S Hiregoudar, Shashank Ojha, Sachin Punatar, Alok Gupta, Anant Gokarn, Pallavi Bhole, Sadhana Kannan, Navin Khattry
Background: Stem cell units (SCUs) that are cryopreserved prior to both autologous and allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplants (for donor lymphocyte infusion) remain unused or partially used several times, and become an increased burden to blood banks/SCU repositories. Because of the scarcity of data regarding the duration for which the storage is useful, there is no general consensus regarding disposal of SCUs. Methods: We conducted a retrospective audit of SCU utilization in 435 patients who planned to undergo either autologous stem cell transplantation (auto-SCT) (N=239) or allogeneic stem cell transplantation (allo-SCT) (N=196) at a tertiary cancer care center between November 2007 to January 2015...
December 2017: Blood Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333407/the-limited-role-of-serum-galactomannan-assay-in-screening-for-invasive-pulmonary-aspergillosis-in-allogeneic-stem-cell-transplantation-recipients-on-micafungin-prophylaxis-a-retrospective-study
#4
Ryul Kim, Youngil Koh, Dong-Yeop Shin, Pyoeng Gyun Choe, Nam Joong Kim, Sung-Soo Yoon, Myoung-Don Oh, Wan Beom Park, Inho Kim
Background: We evaluated the outcomes of serum galactomannan (GM) assay for the screening of invasive pulmonary aspergillosis (IPA) in allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (alloHSCT) recipients while on primary antifungal prophylaxis (PAP). Methods: This study included patients with hematologic disorders who underwent alloHSCT from January 2013 to November 2015. Patients received routine PAP with fluconazole before 2014 and micafungin after 2014; serum GM tests were performed and retrospectively analyzed...
December 2017: Blood Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333406/stat3-expression-is-associated-with-poor-survival-in-non-elderly-adult-patients-with-newly-diagnosed-multiple-myeloma
#5
Sung-Hoon Jung, Seo-Yeon Ahn, Hyun-Woo Choi, Myung-Geun Shin, Seung-Shin Lee, Deok-Hwan Yang, Jae-Sook Ahn, Yeo-Kyeoung Kim, Hyeoung-Joon Kim, Je-Jung Lee
Background: Signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) is not only a key signaling molecule in the regulation of growth but is also involved in malignant transformation. We investigated the prognostic significance of STAT3 expression in 94 non-elderly adult patients (aged 38 to 65 yr) with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma (MM). Methods: Tumor cell-specific phosphotyrosine-STAT3 (PY-STAT3) expression at the time of diagnosis was evaluated with dual immunohistochemical (IHC) staining for PY-STAT3 and CD138...
December 2017: Blood Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333263/vancomycin-resistant-enterococcus-infection-in-the-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplant-recipient-an-overview-of-epidemiology-management-and-prevention
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REVIEW
Esther Benamu, Stanley Deresinski
Vancomycin-resistant enterococcus (VRE) is now one of the leading causes of nosocomial infections in the United States. Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) recipients are at increased risk of VRE colonization and infection. VRE has emerged as a major cause of bacteremia in this population, raising important clinical questions regarding the role and impact of VRE colonization and infection in HSCT outcomes as well as the optimal means of prevention and treatment. We review here the published literature and scientific advances addressing these thorny issues and provide a rational framework for their approach...
2018: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333086/ethical-and-safety-issues-of-stem-cell-based-therapy
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REVIEW
Vladislav Volarevic, Bojana Simovic Markovic, Marina Gazdic, Ana Volarevic, Nemanja Jovicic, Nebojsa Arsenijevic, Lyle Armstrong, Valentin Djonov, Majlinda Lako, Miodrag Stojkovic
Results obtained from completed and on-going clinical studies indicate huge therapeutic potential of stem cell-based therapy in the treatment of degenerative, autoimmune and genetic disorders. However, clinical application of stem cells raises numerous ethical and safety concerns. In this review, we provide an overview of the most important ethical issues in stem cell therapy, as a contribution to the controversial debate about their clinical usage in regenerative and transplantation medicine. We describe ethical challenges regarding human embryonic stem cell (hESC) research, emphasizing that ethical dilemma involving the destruction of a human embryo is a major factor that may have limited the development of hESC-based clinical therapies...
2018: International Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333021/efficacy-and-safety-of-ibrutinib-in-indian-patients-with-relapsed-or-refractory-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-and-mantle-cell-lymphoma-cases-from-a-named-patient-program
#8
Mohan B Agarwal, Dinesh Bhurani, Chirag Shah, Nitin Sood, Manish Singhal, Anil Kamat, Subash Chezhian, Suryaprakash Mishra, Dinesh Nagrale
Context: This named patient program evaluated the safety and efficacy of ibrutinib, a selective inhibitor of Bruton's tyrosine kinase in Indian patients with relapsed/refractory chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL, with/without chromosome 17 deletion [del17p]) and mantle cell lymphoma (MCL). Subjects and Methods: The eight enrolled patients (relapsed/refractory CLL: n = 6 [4/6 patients with del17p] and relapsed/refractory MCL: n = 2) had median age of 55 years (range, 52-60) and had received a median of 3 (CLL patients) and 4 (MCL patients) prior therapies...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Medical and Paediatric Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332347/genetically-engineered-bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-co-expressing-ifn-%C3%AE-and-il-10-inhibit-hepatocellular-carcinoma-by-modulating-mapk-pathway
#9
Hao Wang, Jun Wang, Xiaolei Shi, Yitao Ding
PURPOSE: One of the major challenges in delivering cytokines for the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the mode of delivery. This study hypothesized that genetically engineered bone marrow derived mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) co-expressing IFN-γ and IL-10 can serve as a potential therapeutic strategy in the treatment of HCC by inhibiting cell proliferation. METHODS: Male Sprague-Dawley rats (n=5, 200-250 g) for BMSCs isolation and Nude/SCID mice (n=35,12-20g) to develop liver cancer xenograft model were used...
November 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331939/volumetric-muscle-loss-injury-repair-using-in-situ-fibrin-gel-cast-seeded-with-muscle-derived-stem-cells-mdscs
#10
Nadine Matthias, Samuel D Hunt, Jianbo Wu, Jonathan Lo, Laura A Smith Callahan, Yong Li, Johnny Huard, Radbod Darabi
Volumetric muscle defect, caused by trauma or combat injuries, is a major health concern leading to severe morbidity. It is characterized by partial or full thickness loss of muscle and its bio-scaffold, resulting in extensive fibrosis and scar formation. Therefore, the ideal therapeutic option is to use stem cells combined with bio-scaffolds to restore muscle. For this purpose, muscle-derived stem cells (MDSCs) are a great candidate due to their unique multi-lineage differentiation potential. In this study, we evaluated the regeneration potential of MDSCs for muscle loss repair using a novel in situ fibrin gel casting...
January 9, 2018: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331844/assessing-the-risk-of-cmv-reactivation-and-reconstitution-of-antiviral-immune-response-post-bone-marrow-transplantation-by-the-quantiferon-cmv-assay-and-real-time-pcr
#11
Adalbert Krawczyk, Jessica Ackermann, Birgit Goitowski, Rudolf Trenschel, Markus Ditschkowski, Jörg Timm, Hellmut Ottinger, Dietrich W Beelen, Nico Grüner, Melanie Fiedler
BACKGROUND: CMV reactivation is a major cause of severe complications in allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) recipients. The risk of CMV reactivation depends on the serostatus (+/-) of the donor (D) and recipient (R). The reconstitution of CMV-specific T-cell responses after transplantation is crucial for the control of CMV reactivation. OBJECTIVES: The study aimed to determine the cellular immune status correlating with protection from high-level CMV viremia (>5000 copies/ml) and disease...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Clinical Virology: the Official Publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331269/clinical-benefits-of-autologous-haematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-in-type-1-diabetes-patients
#12
B Gu, H Miao, J Zhang, J Hu, W Zhou, W Gu, W Wang, G Ning
Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is characterized by severe damage to pancreas islet function through immunological attack; therefore, it is also called 'insulin-dependent diabetes'. The present study aimed to evaluate the safety and clinical efficacy of autologous haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (AHSCT) in adolescent patients with newly diagnosed T1D. A phase-II prospective, parallel-assignment, non-randomized trial was conducted from March 2008 to December 2011 with 40 T1D patients, of whom 20 received AHSCT therapy and 20 were treated only with insulin injections...
December 22, 2017: Diabetes & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330806/fluorescence-activated-cell-sorting-of-murine-mammary-cancer-stem-like-cell-subpopulations-with-hif-activity
#13
Danielle L Brooks, Tiffany N Seagroves
Fluorescence-activated cell sorting (FACS) is a common method to identify and to isolate subpopulations within a complex mixture of cells based on their light scatter and fluorescent staining profiles. FACS is widely used to enrich for normal tissue and tumor cells that have stem cell potential. Whereas FACS protocols using conventional breast cancer cell lines are relatively routine, additional technical challenges are encountered when sorting for cell populations from freshly digested solid tumors, particularly for use in downstream cancer stem cell (CSC) assays...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330757/-myelodysplastic-syndrome-acute-leukemia-and-stem-cell-transplantation
#14
REVIEW
M Schmalzing, M Aringer, M Bornhäuser, J Atta
Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) represent a heterogeneous group of clonal hematopoietic stem cell disorders. They are characterized by inefficient hematopoiesis leading to peripheral cytopenia of one or more lineages and a variable risk of transformation into acute myeloid leukemia. They may either arise de novo as well as following exposition to environmental toxins, previous radiotherapy or chemotherapy or in the context of autoinflammatory diseases and related therapy. Characteristic cytogenetic abnormalities, along with the numbers of hematopoietic lineages affected and bone marrow blasts, enable an assessment of the risk of leukemic transformation...
October 2017: Zeitschrift Für Rheumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330746/risk-stratified-therapy-for-children-with-flt3-itd-positive-acute-myeloid-leukemia-results-from-the-jplsg-aml-05-study
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Akira Shimada, Yuka Iijima-Yamashita, Akio Tawa, Daisuke Tomizawa, Miho Yamada, Shiba Norio, Tomoyuki Watanabe, Takashi Taga, Shotaro Iwamoto, Kiminori Terui, Hiroshi Moritake, Akitoshi Kinoshita, Hiroyuki Takahashi, Hideki Nakayama, Katsuyoshi Koh, Hiroaki Goto, Yoshiyuki Kosaka, Akiko Moriya Saito, Nobutaka Kiyokawa, Keizo Horibe, Yusuke Hara, Kentaro Oki, Yasuhide Hayashi, Shiro Tanaka, Souichi Adachi
Acute myeloid leukemia harboring internal tandem duplication of FMS-like tyrosine kinase 3 (AMLFLT3-ITD) is associated with poor prognosis. We evaluated the results of the AML-05 study, in which all AMLFLT3-ITD patients were assigned to receive hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) in the first remission (1CR). We also investigated the effects of additional genetic alterations on FLT3-ITD. The 5-year overall survival (OS) and event-free survival (EFS) rates among the 47 AMLFLT3-ITD patients were 42...
January 12, 2018: International Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330711/boosting-tendon-repair-interplay-of-cells-growth-factors-and-scaffold-free-and-gel-based-carriers
#16
REVIEW
Zexing Yan, Heyong Yin, Michael Nerlich, Christian G Pfeifer, Denitsa Docheva
BACKGROUND: Tendons are dense connective tissues and critical components for the integrity and function of the musculoskeletal system. Tendons connect bone to muscle and transmit forces on which locomotion entirely depends. Due to trauma, overuse and age-related degeneration, many people suffer from acute or chronic tendon injuries. Owing to their hypovascularity and hypocellularity, tendinopathies remain a substantial challenge for both clinicians and researchers. Surgical treatment includes suture or transplantation of autograft, allograft or xenograft, and these serve as the most common technique for rescuing tendon injuries...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Experimental Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330393/haploidentical-bone-marrow-transplantation-with-post-transplant-cyclophosphamide-for-patients-with-x-linked-adrenoleukodystrophy-a-suitable-choice-in-an-urgent-situation
#17
Juliana Folloni Fernandes, Carmem Bonfim, Fábio Rodrigues Kerbauy, Morgani Rodrigues, Iracema Esteves, Nathalia Halley Silva, Alessandra Prandini Azambuja, Luiz Fernando Mantovani, José Mauro Kutner, Gisele Loth, Cilmara Cristina Kuwahara, Clarissa Bueno, Andrea Tiemi Kondo, Andreza Alice Feitosa Ribeiro, Fernando Kok, Nelson Hamerschlak
Allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is the only treatment that enhances survival and stabilizes neurologic symptoms in X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy (X-ALD) with cerebral involvement, a severe demyelinating disease of childhood. Patients with X-ALD who lack a well-matched HLA donor need a rapid alternative. Haploidentical HSCT using post transplant cyclophosphamide (PT/Cy) has been performed in patients with malignant and nonmalignant diseases showing similar outcomes compared to other alternative sources...
January 12, 2018: Bone Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330392/haploidentical-hematopoietic-sct-using-helical-tomotherapy-for-total-body-irradiation-and-targeted-dose-boost-in-patients-with-high-risk-refractory-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
#18
Zujun Jiang, Junsong Jia, Chunyan Yue, Yan Pang, Zenghui Liu, Ling Ouyang, Hongbo Li, Jinjian Zhang, Ting Wen, Jing Li, Zhiqiang Li, Yan Wang, Yang Xiao, Haowen Xiao
A novel conditioning regimen using helical tomotherapy (HT) was developed to deliver 10 Gy for total body irradiation (TBI) and simultaneously augment dose to 12 Gy for targeted dose boost to total marrow, central nervous system leukemia, and extramedullary disease sites in patients with high-risk or relapsed/refractory acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) receiving haploidentical allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT). Fourteen patients were included, eight of these patients were in first complete remission (CR1), one was in CR2, one had a partial response and four patients had refractory disease at transplantation...
January 12, 2018: Bone Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330269/central-nervous-system-graft-versus-host-disease-cns-gvhd-after-allogeneic-haematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
#19
Karolina Polchlopek Blasiak, Federico Simonetta, Maria-Isabel Vargas, Yves Chalandon
A 60-year-old man presented with impaired consciousness and psychomotor agitation after a second allogeneic haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) from a matched unrelated donor for acute myeloid leukaemia. Clinical, biological and radiological evidence suggested a diagnosis of central nervous system graft-versus-host disease (CNS-GvHD). After intrathecal infusion of methylprednisolone, the clinical symptoms as well as the radiological abnormalities disappeared. The present report illustrates the difficulties in the diagnosis and the management of CNS-GvHD, a very rare and still challenging neurological complication that can occur after allogeneic HSCT...
January 12, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329231/development-of-a-cytocompatible-scaffold-from-pig-immature-testicular-tissue-allowing-human-sertoli-cell-attachment-proliferation-and-functionality
#20
Maxime Vermeulen, Federico Del Vento, Francesca de Michele, Jonathan Poels, Christine Wyns
Cryopreservation of immature testicular tissue before chemo/radiotherapy is the only option to preserve fertility of cancer-affected prepubertal boys. To avoid reintroduction of malignant cells, development of a transplantable scaffold by decellularization of pig immature testicular tissue (ITT) able to support decontaminated testicular cells could be an option for fertility restoration in these patients. We, therefore, compared decellularization protocols to produce a cytocompatible scaffold. Fragments of ITT from 15 piglets were decellularized using three protocols: sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS)-Triton (ST), Triton-SDS-Triton (TST) and trypsin 0...
January 12, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
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