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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634198/the-effect-of-sustained-virological-response-on-the-risk-of-extrahepatic-manifestations-of-hepatitis-c-virus-infection
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Parag Mahale, Eric A Engels, Ruosha Li, Harrys A Torres, Lu-Yu Hwang, Eric L Brown, Jennifer R Kramer
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Chronic HCV infection is associated with several extrahepatic manifestations (EHMs). Data on the effect of sustained virological response (SVR) on the risk of EHMs are limited. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study using data of patients from the US Veterans Affairs HCV Clinical Case Registry who had a positive HCV RNA test (10/1999-08/2009). Patients receiving interferon-based antiviral therapy (AVT) were identified. SVR was defined as negative HCV RNA at least 12 weeks after end of AVT...
June 20, 2017: Gut
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633038/hematopoietic-cell-transplantation-for-diffuse-large-b-cell-and-follicular-lymphoma-current-controversies-and-advances
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REVIEW
Narendranath Epperla, Mehdi Hamadani
Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) constitutes a collection of lymphoproliferative disorders with diverse biologic, histologic, and clinical features. With a better understanding of the molecular pathogenesis, recently there have been major advances in the treatment of NHLs including addition of novel monoclonal antibodies, targeted therapies, and immune activators to the therapy armamentarium. Despite these remarkable developments, autologous hematopoietic cell transplantation (auto-HCT) remains not only a standard-of-care curative option for aggressive NHL but also an important therapeutic option for indolent NHL...
June 13, 2017: Hematology/oncology and Stem Cell Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633037/treatment-with-methotrexate-rituximab-and-cytosine-arabinoside-followed-by-autologous-stem-cell-transplantation-in-primary-central-nervous-system-lymphoma-a-single-center-experience
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Pinar Ataca Atilla, Erden Atilla, Sinem Civriz Bozdag, Meltem Kurt Yuksel, Selami Kocak Toprak, Pervin Topcuoglu, Taner Demirer, Osman Ilhan, Onder Arslan, Gunhan Gurman, Muhit Ozcan
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: Primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL) is associated with worst prognosis compared with other aggressive non-Hodgkin's lymphomas. However, recent trials have demonstrated that long-term progression-free survival can be achieved by immunochemotherapy. Our goal is to present our experience in aggressive PCNSL in this study. METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated the clinical features and management of 13 PCNSL patients who were diagnosed and treated between 2006 and 2015...
June 15, 2017: Hematology/oncology and Stem Cell Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628883/pros-and-cons-of-rituximab-maintenance-in-follicular-lymphoma
#4
REVIEW
Lu Zhang, Michele Ghielmini, Bruce D Cheson, Chaitra Ujjani
Follicular lymphoma (FL) is the most prevalent indolent non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Most patients present with advanced disease and are incurable with current therapy. The approval of rituximab has revolutionized the treatment of follicular lymphoma when administered in the induction setting for high-tumor burden disease, but the use of rituximab as a maintenance therapy (MR) continues to be a point of controversy. In this article, we review the main data and arguments in favor and against MR in FL. In summary, most studies have demonstrated a significant benefit in progression-free or event-free survival in this notoriously recurrent disease; however, long-term outcomes could not consistently demonstrate to be improved with this intervention...
June 16, 2017: Cancer Treatment Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624375/non-hodgkin-s-lymphoma-and-atypical-neck-pain-a-case-report
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Natividad Rojas, Carlos Fernandes, Montse Conde, Nuria Montala, Xavier Fornos, Lluís Rosselló, Francésc Pallisó
Neck pain is a common reason for seeking medical attention. It affects at least 15% of the labor force and up to 40% of individuals whose occupation is hazardous. On the other hand, primary bone lymphoma is a very rare disease (less than 1% of all malignant bone tumors), and the relationship between the 2 has rarely been mentioned. We report the case of a patient who had a 1-month history of neck pain. The main symptom was pain on palpation of C2-C6 cervical spinous processes and contracture of the trapezius muscle that did not cease with conventional treatment...
June 14, 2017: Reumatología Clinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622961/zoh%C3%A3-a-prospective-study-of-the-use-of-biosimilar-filgrastim-zarzio-in-clinical-practice-in-patients-treated-with-chemotherapy-for-lymphoid-malignancies
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Gandhi Laurent Damaj, Omar Benbrahim, Maya Hacini, Inna Voronina, Khaled Benabed, Ravaka-Fatoma Soumoudronga, Isabelle Gasnereau, Corinne Haioun, Philippe Solal-Céligny
BACKGROUND: The ZOHé study was a prospective, observational, multicenter study in France to assess use of biosimilar filgrastim Zarzio in routine clinical practice in patients undergoing neutropenia-inducing chemotherapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients ≥ 18 years undergoing chemotherapy for a malignant disease and with a first prescription for Zarzio were enrolled in 2 cohorts: solid tumor (1174 patients) or hematological malignancy (633 patients); the latter is reported here...
June 2017: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619832/excess-mortality-among-hiv-infected-individuals-with-cancer-in-the-united-states
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Anna E Coghill, Ruth M Pfeiffer, Meredith S Shiels, Eric A Engels
Background: Human immunodefieciency virus (HIV)-infected persons are living longer in the era of effective HIV treatment, resulting in an increasing cancer burden in this population. The combined effects of HIV and cancer on mortality are incompletely understood.Methods: We examined whether individuals with both HIV and cancer have excess mortality using data from the HIV/AIDS Cancer Match Study and the National Center for Health Statistics (1996-2010). We compared age, sex, and race-stratified mortality between people with and without HIV or one of the following cancers: lung, breast, prostate, colorectum, anus, Hodgkin lymphoma, or non-Hodgkin lymphoma...
June 15, 2017: Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618843/risk-of-cardiac-death-among-cancer-survivors-in-the-united-states-a-seer-database-analysis
#8
Omar Abdel-Rahman
 Background: Population-based data on the risk of cardiac death among cancer survivors are needed. This scenario was evaluated in cancer survivors (>5 years) registered within the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) database. METHODS: The SEER database was queried using SEER*Stat to determine the frequency of cardiac death compared to other causes of death; and to determine heart disease-specific and cancer-specific survival rates in survivors of each of the 10 most common cancers in men and women in the SEER database...
June 21, 2017: Expert Review of Anticancer Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610655/the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome
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Ana-Luisa Stefanski, Christian Tomiak, Uwe Pleyer, Thomas Dietrich, Gerd Rüdiger Burmester, Thomas Dörner
BACKGROUND: Sjögren's syndrome is one of the more common inflammatory rheumatological diseases, with a prevalence of at least 0.4% in Germany. METHODS: This review is based on pertinent articles retrieved by a selective search in PubMed. Special attention is drawn to updated classification criteria and current treatment recommendations. RESULTS: Sjögren's syndrome has a wide variety of presentations, ranging from the local involvement of exocrine glands with keratoconjunctivitis sicca and xerostomia (the leading signs of the disease) to the systemic, extraglandular involvement of multiple organs...
May 26, 2017: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606176/rituximab-containing-reduced-intensity-conditioning-improves-progression-free-survival-following-allogeneic-transplantation-in-b-cell-non-hodgkin-lymphoma
#10
Narendranath Epperla, Kwang Woo Ahn, Sairah Ahmed, Madan Jagasia, Alyssa DiGilio, Steven M Devine, Samantha Jaglowski, Vanessa Kennedy, Andrew R Rezvani, Sonali M Smith, Anna Sureda, Timothy S Fenske, Mohamed A Kharfan-Dabaja, Phillipe Armand, Mehdi Hamadani
BACKGROUND: In B cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma (B-NHL), rituximab-containing reduced-intensity conditioning regimens (R-RIC) have been shown to provide favorable outcomes in single-arm studies; however, large multicenter studies comparing R-RIC and non-rituximab-containing reduced-intensity conditioning regimens (nonR-RIC) have not been performed. Using the CIBMTR database, we report the outcomes of R-RIC versus nonR-RIC regimens in B-NHL. METHODS: We evaluated 1401 adult B-NHL patients undergoing allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (allo-HCT) who received nonR-RIC (n = 1022) or R-RIC (n = 379) regimens...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601705/abvd-or-beacoppbaseline-along-with-involved-field-radiotherapy-in-early-stage-hodgkin-lymphoma-with-risk-factors-results-of-the-european-organisation-for-research-and-treatment-of-cancer-eortc-groupe-d-%C3%A3-tude-des-lymphomes-de-l-adulte-gela-h9-u-intergroup-randomised
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Christophe Fermé, José Thomas, Pauline Brice, Olivier Casasnovas, Andrej Vranovsky, Serge Bologna, Pieternella J Lugtenburg, Réda Bouabdallah, Patrice Carde, Catherine Sebban, Houchingue Eghbali, Gilles Salles, Gustaaf W van Imhoff, Antoine Thyss, Evert M Noordijk, Oumédaly Reman, Marnix L M Lybeert, Maud Janvier, Michele Spina, Bruno Audhuy, John M M Raemaekers, Richard Delarue, Bruno Anglaret, Okke de Weerdt, Zora Marjanovic, Robbert J H A Tersteeg, Daphne de Jong, Josette Brière, Michel Henry-Amar
PURPOSE: For early-stage Hodgkin lymphoma (HL), optimal chemotherapy regimen and the number of cycles to be delivered remain to settle down. The H9-U trial compared three modalities of chemotherapy followed by involved-field radiotherapy (IFRT) in patients with stage I-II HL and risk factors (NCT00005584). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients aged 15-70 years with untreated supradiaphragmatic HL with at least one risk factor (age ≥ 50, involvement of 4-5 nodal areas, mediastinum/thoracic ratio ≥ 0...
June 7, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599352/haematological-cancers-in-african-children-progress-and-challenges
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REVIEW
Elizabeth Molyneux, Trish Scanlan, George Chagaluka, Lorna Renner
Cancer is increasingly important in low and middle-income settings where infectious diseases are declining. Childhood cancers treated in well-resourced centres have excellent outcomes with more than 80% survival. This success is not reflected in low-income settings where challenges involve every step on the care pathway. Access to diagnosis, delayed presentation, advanced disease, co-morbidities and underlying malnutrition make treatment difficult. Treatments are costly for impoverished families. Yet, the common haematological malignancies (Burkitt lymphoma, Hodgkin lymphoma, non Hodgkin lymphoma) are relatively easy to diagnose and, when managed with simple chemotherapy protocols, give limited but good results...
June 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597151/outcomes-and-prognostic-factors-for-relapsed-or-refractory-lymphoma-patients-in-phase-i-clinical-trials
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Jean-Marie Michot, Lina Benajiba, Laura Faivre, Capucine Baldini, Lelia Haddag, Clement Bonnet, Christophe Massard, Frederic Bigot, Camille Bigenwald, Benjamin Verret, Zoé A P Thomas, Andrea Varga, Anas Gazzah, Antoine Hollebecque, David Ghez, Julien Lazarovici, Rastilav Balheda, Aurore Jeanson, Sophie Postel-Vinay, Alina Danu, Jean-Charles Soria, Xavier Paoletti, Vincent Ribrag
Background Although safety and prognostic factors for overall survival (OS) have been extensively studied in Phase I clinical trials on patients with solid tumours, data on lymphoma trials are scarce. Here, we investigated safety, outcomes and prognostic factors in relapsed or refractory lymphoma patients included in a series of Phase I trials. Method and patients All consecutive adult patients with recurrent/refractory lymphoma enrolled in 26 Phase I trials at a single cancer centre in France between January 2008 and June 2016 were retrospectively assessed...
June 9, 2017: Investigational New Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596157/-18-f-fdg-pet-and-ct-scan-detect-new-imaging-patterns-of-response-and-progression-in-patients-with-hodgkin-lymphoma-treated-by-anti-pd1-immune-checkpoint-inhibitor
#14
Laurent Dercle, Romain-David Seban, Julien Lazarovici, Lawrence Schwartz, Roch Houot, Samy Ammari, Alina Danu, Véronique Edeline, Aurélien Marabelle, Vincent Ribrag, Jean-Marie Michot
The response evaluation criteria in patients with Hodgkin Lymphoma (HL) were designed for the assessment of chemotherapy and targeted molecular agents. We investigated the accuracy of 3-month-(18)F-FDG-PET/CT for the identification of HL patients (pts) responding to immune-checkpoint blockade by Anti-Programmed Death 1 antibodies (anti-PD1). We also reported the frequency of new immune patterns of response and progression. Methods: Retrospectively, we recruited consecutive HL patients treated by anti-PD1 (Pembrolizumab or Nivolumab) at Gustave Roussy, Villejuif, France, from 2013-2015...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596034/breast-implant-associated-anaplastic-large-cell-lymphoma-the-uk-experience-recommendations-on-its-management-and-implications-for-informed-consent
#15
L Johnson, J M O'Donoghue, N McLean, P Turton, A A Khan, S D Turner, A Lennard, N Collis, M Butterworth, G Gui, J Bristol, J Hurren, S Smith, K Grover, G Spyrou, K Krupa, I A Azmy, I E Young, J J Staiano, H Khalil, F A MacNeill
BACKGROUND: Breast implant-associated anaplastic large-cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) is a rare, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma arising in the capsule of breast implants. BIA-ALCL presents as a recurrent effusion and/or mass. Tumours exhibit CD30 expression and are negative for Anaplastic Lymphoma Kinase (ALK). We report the multi-disciplinary management of the UK series and how the stage of disease may be used to stratify treatment. METHODS: Between 2012 and 2016, 23 cases of BIA-ALCL were diagnosed in 15 regional centres throughout the UK...
May 18, 2017: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592763/malignant-lymphoma-pathophysiology-and-current-therapy
#16
Koji Izutsu
Recent advances in the understanding of molecular pathogenesis of lymphoma have enabled us to clearly define disease entity by means of a disease-specific gene mutation and to select candidates for novel targeted therapy. In this review three different clinically relevant topics related to the molecular pathogenesis of lymphoma were covered. In the 2016 revision of the World Health Organization classification of lymphoid malignancies, firstly, disease-specific mutations such as MYD88 L265P in Waldenström macroglobulinemia and BRAF V600E in hairy cell leukemia were incorporated into diagnostic tests, and secondly, the determination of cell-of-origin in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) was strongly recommended in diagnosis...
2017: [Rinshō Ketsueki] the Japanese Journal of Clinical Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589704/modification-of-initial-therapy-in-early-and-advanced-hodgkin-lymphoma-based-on-interim-pet-ct-is-beneficial-a-prospective-multicentre-trial-of-355-patients
#17
Eldad J Dann, Osnat Bairey, Rachel Bar-Shalom, Tanya Mashiach, Elinor Barzilai, Abraham Kornberg, Luiza Akria, Tamar Tadmor, Kalman Filanovsky, Uri Abadi, Olga Kagna, Rosa Ruchlemer, Roxolyana Abdah-Bortnyak, Neta Goldschmidt, Ron Epelbaum, Netanel A Horowitz, David Lavie, Dina Ben-Yehuda, Ofer Shpilberg, Ora Paltiel
This multicentre study evaluated 5-year progression-free (PFS) and overall survival (OS) in early and advanced Hodgkin lymphoma (HL), where therapy was individualized based on initial prognostic factors and positron emission tomography-computed tomography performed after two cycles (PET-2). Between September 2006 and August 2013, 359 patients aged 18-60 years, were recruited in nine Israeli centres. Early-HL patients initially received ABVD (adriamycin, bleomycin, vinblastine, dacarbazine) ×2. Depending on initial unfavourable prognostic features, PET-2-positive patients received additional ABVD followed by involved-site radiotherapy (ISRT)...
June 7, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588845/inflammatory-myofibroblastic-tumor-mimicking-a-relapse-in-a-patient-with-hodgkin-s-lymphoma-report-of-an-unusual-case-and-review-of-the-literature
#18
Murat Özbalak, Ege Sinan Torun, Metin Özdemirli, Ali Rıza Uçar, Timur Selçuk Akpınar, Cemil Taşçıoğlu, Burhan Ferhanoğlu
New PET-positive lesions in previously treated patients with lymphomatous malignancies need further investigations. Relapse, sarcoidosis and secondary malignancies are the most important differential diagnosis. Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumors (IMT) is a rare complication after treatment of Hodgkin's disease and every PET-positive lesion should be biopsied to prevent unnecessary intervention.
June 2017: Clinical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588836/a-case-of-hiv-negative-plasmablastic-lymphoma-of-the-bone-marrow-with-a-unique-immunophenotype
#19
Christopher Dittus, Shayna Sarosiek
We present an interesting case of plasmablastic lymphoma, which is a rare type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma that is typically diagnosed in HIV-positive patients and has an immunophenotype that overlaps with multiple myeloma. Our patient is unique because he is HIV-negative, has primary bone marrow disease, and has an atypical immunophenotype.
June 2017: Clinical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586777/patients-with-fever-of-unknown-origin-and-splenomegaly-diagnostic-value-of-splenectomy-and-preoperative-risk-factors-suggestive-of-underlying-lymphomas
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Lu Zhang, Wei Zhang, Huacong Cai, Xinxin Cao, Miao Chen, Jian Li, Tienan Zhu, Minghui Duan, Shujie Wang, Bing Han, Daobin Zhou
BACKGROUND: We reviewed patients with fever of unknown origin (FUO) and splenomegaly and assessed the diagnostic value of splenectomy and measured risk factors suggestive of an underlying lymphoma. METHODS: FUO patients (n = 83) who had splenomegaly and underwent splenectomy were enrolled into this retrospective single-center study. Clinical presentations were documented and risk factors suggestive of an underlying lymphoma were tested. RESULTS: Seventy-four patients (89...
2017: Acta Haematologica
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