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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754257/fatal-unexpected-death-due-to-familial-hemophagocytic-lymphohistiocytosis-type-3
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Jiao Mu, Chunting Jin, Zhenglian Chen, Jianfeng Li, Bin Lv, Hongmei Dong
Familial hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis is a rare autosomal recessive disorder of immune dysregulation associated with uncontrolled activation of cytotoxic T cells and macrophages. Herein, we report a case of a 14-month-old Chinese boy who presented with fever, abdominal distension and thrombopenia, and died within 3 days of admission to the hospital. Postmortem examination revealed pleuroperitoneal fluid, enlarged mesenteric lymph nodes and hepatosplenomegaly. Histopathological examination showed interstitial pneumonia, hepatonecrosis and hemophagocytosis...
May 12, 2018: Forensic Science, Medicine, and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29721386/in-situ-delivery-of-allogeneic-natural-killer-cell-nk-combined-with-cetuximab-in-liver-metastases-of-gastrointestinal-carcinoma-a-phase-i-clinical-trial
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O Adotevi, Y Godet, J Galaine, Z Lakkis, I Idirene, J M Certoux, M Jary, R Loyon, C Laheurte, S Kim, A Dormoy, F Pouthier, C Barisien, F Fein, P Tiberghien, X Pivot, S Valmary-Degano, C Ferrand, P Morel, E Delabrousse, C Borg
Despite successful introduction of NK-based cellular therapy in the treatment of myeloid leukemia, the potential use of NK alloreactivity in solid malignancies is still elusive. We performed a phase I clinical trial to assess the safety and efficacy of in situ delivery of allogeneic NK cells combined with cetuximab in liver metastasis of gastrointestinal origin. The conditioning chemotherapy was administrated before the allogeneic NK cells injection via hepatic artery. Three escalating doses were tested (3...
2018: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29616647/epidemiology-of-malignant-hemopathies-recorded-in-hospitals-in-cameroon
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P T Moueleu Ngalagou, E Ngouadjeu Dongho Tsakeu, F Ngo Sack, E C Eboumbou Moukoko, Y Konn Jolly, H Luma
Data about malignant blood diseases are sparse in Cameroon. Their epidemiology was studied in patients at the General Hospital of Douala (GHD) and the Yaoundé Central Hospital (CHY) from 2004 through 2014. The variables we studied were social and demographic (age, sex, occupation, marital status), clinical (reasons for consultation, clinical signs, year of diagnosis), and biological (blood count, myelogram and blood smear, immunophenotyping, biopsy, and cytogenetics). In all, 4409 files were reviewed and 454 cases identified, documented and confirmed (248 in GHD and 206 in CHY)...
February 1, 2018: Médecine et Santé Tropicales
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205679/prevalence-and-characteristics-of-human-parechovirus-and-enterovirus-infection-in-febrile-infants
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Kentaro Sano, Hiromichi Hamada, Shoko Hirose, Kenta Sugiura, Satoko Harada, Mai Koizumi, Mayumi Hara, Haruna Nishijima, Masakatsu Taira, Atsushi Ogura, Tomoko Ogawa, Jun-Ichi Takanashi
BACKGROUND: Human parechovirus (HPeV) and human non-polio enterovirus (EV) are important causes of fever without source (FWS) in young infants. Their prevalence and clinical characteristics are largely unknown in Asian countries. This study was conducted to elucidate the epidemiology and clinical characteristics of HPeV and EV infection in febrile young infants in Japan. METHODS: During February 2010-August 2015, we obtained 53 stool, 44 throat swab, and 20 cerebrospinal fluid samples from 56 infants (<3 months) with FWS at a single hospital...
February 2018: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29061005/-clinical-application-value-of-peripheral-blood-diagnostic-report
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Y Xing, J Z Wang, C W Pu, C X Qu, K Shang, N Dong, P Wu, H F Wang
Objective: To explore the clinical application value of peripheral blood diagnostic report. Methods: 557 peripheral blood diagnostic reports were collected from Peking University First Hospital, YANDA LU DAOPEI Hospital and Beijing United Family Hospital. The results were analyzed and summarized according to different blood cell morphology character for the first time and review cases, respectively. Results: Two hundred and one samples from first time patients were found abnormal complete blood count or leukocyte differential count, they were summarized as anemia, anemia accompanied with leukopenia or thrombopenia, abnormal white blood cell count or leukocyte differential count and abnormal platelet count...
October 17, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022050/concurrent-radiotherapy-with-temozolomide-vs-concurrent-radiotherapy-with-a-cisplatinum-based-polychemotherapy-regimen-acute-toxicity-in-pediatric-high-grade-glioma-patients
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Clemens Seidel, André O von Bueren, Sabrina Bojko, Marion Hoffmann, Torsten Pietsch, Gerrit H Gielen, Monika Warmuth-Metz, Brigitte Bison, Rolf-D Kortmann, Christof M Kramm
PURPOSE: As the efficacy of all pediatric high-grade glioma (HGG) treatments is similar and still disappointing, it is essential to also investigate the toxicity of available treatments. METHODS: Prospectively recorded hematologic and nonhematologic toxicities of children treated with radiochemotherapy in the HIT GBM-C/D and HIT-HGG-2007 trials were compared. Children aged 3-18 years with histologically proven HGG (WHO grade III and IV tumors) or unequivocal radiologic diagnosis of diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) were included in these trials...
March 2018: Strahlentherapie und Onkologie: Organ der Deutschen Röntgengesellschaft ... [et Al]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28975084/a-phase-iii-randomized-study-comparing-a-chemotherapy-with-cisplatin-and-etoposide-to-a-etoposide-regimen-without-cisplatin-for-patients-with-extensive-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Thierry Berghmans, Arnaud Scherpereel, Anne-Pascale Meert, Vicente Giner, Jacques Lecomte, Jean-Jacques Lafitte, Nathalie Leclercq, Marianne Paesmans, Jean-Paul Sculier
INTRODUCTION: In a literature meta-analysis, we showed survival benefits for regimens including cisplatin [hazard ratio (HR) 0.61; 95% confidence interval (CI), 0.57-0.66] and for those including etoposide (HR 0.65; 0.61-0.69). That benefit was mainly observed when etoposide alone or in combination with cisplatin was included in the chemotherapy regimens. Our objective was to determine if chemotherapy with both drugs improves survival in comparison to a non-platinum regimen with etoposide...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28842786/neutropenia-in-patients-with-common-variable-immunodeficiency-a-rare-event-associated-with-severe-outcome
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Aurélien Guffroy, Rachel Mourot-Cottet, Laurence Gérard, Vincent Gies, Chantal Lagresle, Aurore Pouliet, Patrick Nitschké, Sylvain Hanein, Boris Bienvenu, Valérie Chanet, Jean Donadieu, Martine Gardembas, Marina Karmochkine, Raphaele Nove-Josserand, Thierry Martin, Vincent Poindron, Pauline Soulas-Sprauel, Fréderic Rieux-Laucat, Claire Fieschi, Eric Oksenhendler, Isabelle André-Schmutz, Anne-Sophie Korganow
BACKGROUND: Common variable immunodeficiency (CVID) is characterized by infections and hypogammaglobulinemia. Neutropenia is rare during CVID. METHODS: The French DEFI study enrolled patients with primary hypogammaglobulinemia. Patients with CVID and neutropenia were retrospectively analyzed. RESULTS: Among 473 patients with CVID, 16 patients displayed neutropenia (lowest count [0-1400]*106 /L). Sex ratio (M/F) was 10/6. Five patients died during the follow-up (11 years) with an increased percentage of deaths compared to the whole DEFI group (31...
October 2017: Journal of Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818031/danggui-buxue-decoction-a-classical-formula-of-traditional-chinese-medicine-fails-to-prevent-myelosuppression-in-breast-cancer-patients-treated-with-adjuvant-chemotherapy-a-prospective-study
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Jin Hong, Xiaosong Chen, Jiahui Huang, Chunqing Li, Li Zhong, Leying Chen, Jiayi Wu, Ou Huang, Jianrong He, Li Zhu, Weiguo Chen, Yafen Li, Hua Wan, Kunwei Shen
Danggui Buxue Decoction (DBD), a classical formula of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), has an impact on promoting hematopoiesis. The aim of our study was to determine whether DBD can prevent myelosuppression in breast cancer patients treated with adjuvant chemotherapy. We conducted a phase II randomized prospective controlled clinical study. From December 2013 to February 2015, 106 patients were enrolled and randomly assigned (1:1) to the TCM group and control group. The primary end point was incidence of grade 3-4 neutropenia...
September 2017: Integrative Cancer Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748315/interferon-alpha-treatment-for-disease-control-in-metastatic-pheochromocytoma-paraganglioma-patients
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Julien Hadoux, Marie Terroir, Sophie Leboulleux, Frederic Deschamps, Abir Al Ghuzlan, Ségolène Hescot, Lambros Tselikas, Isabelle Borget, Caroline Caramella, Desirée Déandréis, Diane Goere, Thierry De Baere, Martin Schlumberger, Eric Baudin
Interferon-alpha (IFN-alpha) is recommended in neuroendocrine tumors (NET). Malignant pheochromocytoma and paragangliomas (MPPGLs) constitute a rare subgroup of NET with few treatment options. IFN-alpha efficacy in patients with MPPGLs was evaluated in a single-center retrospective study. Progression-free survival (PFS) was the primary endpoint according to RECIST 1.1 and/or PERCIST 1.0, and response rate, safety, and symptomatic efficacy were secondary endpoints. Fourteen patients received peginterferon alfa-2a (90 to 180 μg/week) or interferon alfa-2b (1...
December 2017: Hormones & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585786/-results-of-the-mesoportal-bypass-rex-shunt-in-the-treatment-of-idiopathic-extrahepatic-portal-vein-obstruction-in-children
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E Domínguez Amillo, C De la Torre Ramos, A Andrés Moreno, J L Encinas Hernández, F Hernández Oliveros, M López Santamaría
BACKGROUND: Extrahepatic portal vein obstruction (EPVO) is the principal cause of portal hypertension in children. The objective of this study was to analyze the capacity of the surgical technique that creates a mesoportal shunt to treat changes caused by EPVO. METHODS: Retrospective review of patients with idiopathic EPVO who underwent a mesoportal shunt and analysis of the changes in the number of leucocytes, platelets, prothrombin time and spleen size one year after the surgery...
January 25, 2017: Cirugía Pediátrica: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Cirugía Pediátrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567581/temporary-biventricular-support-with-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-a-feasible-therapeutic-approach-for-cardiogenic-shock-with-multiple-organ-failure
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Osamu Seguchi, Tomoyuki Fujita, Takuya Watanabe, Kensuke Kuroda, Eriko Hisamatsu, Seiko Nakajima, Takuma Sato, Haruki Sunami, Masanobu Yanase, Hiroki Hata, Junjiro Kobayashi, Takeshi Nakatani, Norihide Fukushima
Various strategies using a ventricular assist device (VAD) are applied to rescue Interagency Registry for Mechanically Assisted Circulatory Support profile 1 (Profile-1) patients. However, the optimal use of VAD in Profile-1 patients has not been completely elucidated. We retrospectively reviewed 23 Profile-1 patients [mean age 36.9 ± 16.6 years, 14 males; 11 with non-ischemic cardiomyopathy (NICM), 9 with fulminant myocarditis (FM), 2 with ischemic cardiomyopathy (ICM), and 1 with peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM); 18 with pre-operative percutaneous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (p-ECMO) support] who underwent VAD implantation from 2011 to 2015 at our institution...
September 2017: Journal of Artificial Organs: the Official Journal of the Japanese Society for Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432587/rituximab-methotrexate-procarbazine-vincristine-and-intensified-cytarabine-consolidation-for-primary-central-nervous-system-lymphoma-pcnsl-in-the-elderly-a-loc-network-study
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Caroline Houillier, Hervé Ghesquières, Cécile Chabrot, Carole Soussain, Guido Ahle, Sylvain Choquet, Emmanuelle Nicolas-Virelizier, Jacques-Olivier Bay, Jacques Vargaftig, Claude Gaultier, Valérie Touitou, Nadine Martin-Duverneuil, Nathalie Cassoux, Magali Le Garff-Tavernier, Myrto Costopoulos, Pierre Faurie, Khê Hoang-Xuan
Primary CNS lymphoma (PCNSL) is chemosensitive to high-dose methotrexate-based chemotherapy. However, responses in the elderly are short-lasting and outcome is poor. Given that radiotherapy and intensive chemotherapy expose elderly to severe toxicities, alternative consolidation approaches need to be evaluated. In this multicenter study, we retrospectively analyzed consecutive patients with newly-diagnosed PCNSL, aged >60, treated with a (R)-MPV-AAA regimen. The regimen consisted of three 28-day cycles of methotrexate (3...
June 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386749/safety-and-feasibility-of-thoracoscopic-esophagectomy-after-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-for-esophageal-cancer
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Yushi Fujiwara, Shigeru Lee, Satoru Kishida, Ryoya Hashiba, Ken Gyobu, Masashi Takemura, Harushi Osugi
PURPOSE: Neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) with cisplatin and fluorouracil is the recommended standard treatment for resectable locally advanced esophageal cancer (EC) in Japan. We investigated the effects of NAC on the safety and feasibility of thoracoscopic esophagectomy with total mediastinal lymphadenectomy for EC. METHODS: This retrospective study analyzed data from 225 consecutive patients who underwent thoracoscopic esophagectomy with lymph node dissection between April 2007 and December 2015...
April 6, 2017: Surgery Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346957/-a-young-asylum-seeker-with-hemoptysis-and-positive-tuberculosis-screening-not-always-tuberculosis
#15
T Stevens, S B Schwarz, F S Magnet, W Windisch
This paper reports on the case of a 19 year old asylum seeker from Eritrea who presented with hemoptysis, a positive tuberculosis screening (Enzyme Linked Immuno Spot Assay - EliSpot) and mushy faeces submitted with a suspected diagnosis of tuberculosis. Laboratory testing revealed thrombopenia, leukopenia and eosinophilia, while the chest X-ray was inconspicuous. Acid-proof rod bacteria were neither evident in bronchoscopy samples nor in expectorated sputum samples. However, sonographic findings showed a profound splenomegaly, and laboratory testing revealed a Schistosoma mansoni infection...
May 2017: Pneumologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286660/preference-of-elderly-patients-to-oral-or-intravenous-chemotherapy-in-heavily-pre-treated-recurrent-ovarian-cancer-final-results-of-a-prospective-multicenter-trial
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Radoslav Chekerov, Philipp Harter, Stefan Fuxius, Lars Christian Hanker, Linn Woelber, Lothar Müller, Peter Klare, Wolfgang Abenhardt, Yoana Nedkova, Isil Yalcinkaya, Georg Heinrich, Harald Sommer, Sven Mahner, Pauline Wimberger, Dominique Koensgen-Mustea, Rolf Richter, Gülten Oskay-Oezcelik, Jalid Sehouli
BACKGROUND: Palliative systemic treatment in elderly gynaecological cancer patients remains a major challenge. In recurrent ovarian cancer (ROC), treosulfan an active alkylating drug showed similar cytotoxicity whether as oral (p.o.) or intravenous (i.v.) application. The aim of this innovative trial was to evaluate the preference of elderly patients (≥65 years) for p.o. or i.v. chemotherapy focusing compliance, outcome, toxicities, and geriatric aspects as secondary endpoints. METHODS: Patients with ROC had the free choice between treosulfan i...
2017: Gynecologic Oncology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263212/a-phase-1-trial-of-cabazitaxel-combined-with-188re-hydroxyethylidene-diphosphonate-in-patients-with-metastatic-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer-who-progressed-on-or-after-a-docetaxel-containing-treatment-the-recab-trial
#17
Joyce M van Dodewaard-de Jong, Esther W Bouman-Wammes, Haiko J Bloemendal, Henk M W Verheul, John M H de Klerk, Alfons J M van den Eertwegh
PURPOSE: In patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC), bone-seeking radiopharmaceuticals, such as Re-hydroxyethylidene diphosphonate (HEDP), are effective for pain palliation and have a marked antitumor effect. Cabazitaxel is the standard second-line chemotherapy for mCRPC patients. We performed a phase 1 study investigating the safety and feasibility of the combined treatment with Re-HEDP and cabazitaxel in mCRPC patients. METHODS: Patients with mCRPC and documented disease progression on or after docetaxel were eligible for inclusion...
June 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182264/relative-risk-of-and-determinants-for-adverse-events-of-methotrexate-prescribed-at-a-low-dose-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-placebo-controlled-trials
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REVIEW
C Mazaud, L Fardet
Low-dose (i.e. ≤ 30 mg per week) methotrexate is widely prescribed by dermatologists. However, there is limited evidence-based information regarding the relative risk of and determinants for adverse events associated with this treatment. The aims of this review were to assess the relative risk of and the determinants for adverse events associated with low-dose methotrexate exposure. A systematic review was undertaken using the MEDLINE, Embase and CENTRAL databases. Randomized controlled trials comparing low-dose methotrexate with placebo were eligible...
February 9, 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153433/thrombocytopenia-as-a-thrombotic-risk-factor-in-patients-with-antiphospholipid-antibodies-without-disease-criteria
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Rosalia Demetrio Pablo, Pedro Muñoz, Marcos López-Hoyos, Vanesa Calvo, Leyre Riancho, Victor Manuel Martínez-Taboada
INTRODUCTION: The antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is an acquired immune disorder defined by the presence of thrombosis (arterial and/or venous) and/or pregnancy morbidity along with the presence of positive antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL). There is a clear relationship between aPL and some events not included in the clinical criteria, including haematologic. OBJECTIVES: a) to study the probability of developing clinical APS in patients with positive aPL and thrombopenia; b) to identify potential risk factors for thrombosis, and c) to study the association between thrombocytopenia and aPL...
May 10, 2017: Medicina Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28142292/the-role-of-peroxiredoxin-6-in-neutralization-of-x-ray-mediated-oxidative-stress-effects-on-gene-expression-preservation-of-radiosensitive-tissues-and-postradiation-survival-of-animals
#20
M G Sharapov, V I Novoselov, E E Fesenko, V I Bruskov, S V Gudkov
Peroxiredoxins are redox-sensing multifunctional enzymes, among them peroxiredoxin 6 (Prx6) can neutralize the most broadest range of hydroperoxides and play an important role in maintaining the redox homeostasis of the cell. In the present study, radioprotective and signaling regulatory effects of Prx6 were demonstrated and characterized. Intravenously administered exogenous Prx6 protects the organism of mice from the destructive action of ionizing radiation in the lethal dose range of 5-10 Gy. Dose reduction factor of 1...
February 2017: Free Radical Research
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