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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056827/strain-specific-transmission-in-an-outbreak-of-esbl-producing-enterobacteriaceae-in-the-hemato-oncology-care-unit-a-cohort-study
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Makiko Uemura, Osamu Imataki, Shumpei Uchida, Haruyuki Nakayama-Imaohji, Yukiko Ohue, Harumi Matsuka, Hatsune Mori, Hiroaki Dobashi, Tomomi Kuwahara, Norimitsu Kadowaki
BACKGROUND: Extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing bacteria are resistant to several types of antibiotics excluding carbapenems. A transmissibility of ESBL-producing Enterobacteriaceae would be depending on each bacterial property, however, that has not been elucidated in clinical setting. In this study, we attempted to identify the source of an outbreak of ESBL-producing bacteria in a medical oncology and immunology care unit. METHODS: An ESBL-producing Enterobacteriaceae (ESBL-E) outbreak observed between July 2012 and August 2012 in Kagawa University Hospital was surveyed using various molecular microbiology techniques...
January 5, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049251/validation-of-the-pediatric-index-of-mortality-3-in-a-single-pediatric-intensive-care-unit-in-korea
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Ok Jeong Lee, Minyoung Jung, Minji Kim, Hae Kyoung Yang, Joongbum Cho
To compare mortality rate, the adjustment of case-mix variables is needed. The Pediatric Index of Mortality (PIM) 3 score is a widely used case-mix adjustment system of a pediatric intensive care unit (ICU), but there has been no validation study of it in Korea. We aim to validate the PIM3 in a Korean pediatric ICU, and extend the validation of the score from those aged 0-16 to 0-18 years, as patients aged 16-18 years are admitted to pediatric ICU in Korea. A retrospective cohort study of 1,710 patients was conducted in a tertiary pediatric ICU...
February 2017: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032062/impact-of-ego-resilience-and-family-function-on-quality-of-life-in-childhood-leukemia-survivors
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Ok-Hee Cho, Yang-Sook Yoo, Kyung-Hye Hwang
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to examine the impact of ego-resilience and family function on quality of life in childhood leukemia survivors. METHODS: This study targeted 100 pediatric leukemia survivors, who visited the Pediatric Hemato-Oncology Center in South Korea from Aug to Dec 2011. A structured questionnaire of ego-resilience, family function and quality of life used to collect data through direct interview with the pediatric patients and their parents. The correlation between the study variables analyzed using the Pearson's correlation coefficient, and the impact on quality of life analyzed using a stepwise multiple regression...
November 2016: Iranian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011902/ecil-6-guidelines-for-the-treatment-of-invasive-candidiasis-aspergillosis-and-mucormycosis-in-leukemia-and-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplant-patients
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Frederic Tissot, Samir Agrawal, Livio Pagano, Georgios Petrikkos, Andreas H Groll, Anna Skiada, Cornelia Lass-Flörl, Thierry Calandra, Claudio Viscoli, Raoul Herbrecht
The European Conference on Infections in Leukemia (ECIL) provides recommendations for diagnostic strategies and prophylactic, pre-emptive or targeted therapy strategies for various types of infection in patients with hematological malignancies or hematopoietic stem cell transplantation recipients. Meetings are held every two years since 2005 and evidence-based recommendations are elaborated after evaluation of the literature and discussion among specialists of nearly all European countries. In this manuscript, the ECIL group presents the 2015-update of the recommendations for the targeted treatment of invasive candidiasis, aspergillosis and mucormycosis...
December 23, 2016: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004308/cutaneous-side-effects-and-transepidermal-water-loss-to-gefitinib-a-study-of-11-patients
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Franky Chandra, Dendi Sandiono, Unwati Sugiri, Oki Suwarsa, Hendra Gunawan
INTRODUCTION: Cutaneous side effects caused by epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) inhibitors occurred in 45-100% of patients which may lead to therapy modification or interruption. This study aimed to evaluate cutaneous side effects and transepidermal water loss (TEWL) values in non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC) patients who received gefitinib EGFR inhibitor. METHODS: A descriptive observational study with cross-sectional design and a consecutive sampling method was conducted from 1 February to 4 March 2016...
December 21, 2016: Dermatology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27983882/building-a-national-framework-for-adolescent-and-young-adult-hematology-and-oncology-and-transition-from-pediatric-to-adult-care-report-of-the-inaugural-meeting-of-the-ajet-working-group-of-the-german-society-for-pediatric-oncology-and-hematology
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Gabriele Escherich, Stefan Bielack, Stephan Maier, Ralf Braungart, Tim H Brümmendorf, Mathias Freund, Regine Grosse, Anette Hoferer, Rebecca Kampschulte, Barbara Koch, Melchior Lauten, Valeria Milani, Henning Ross, Freimut Schilling, Dieter Wöhrle, Holger Cario, Uta Dirksen
Adolescents and young adults (AYAs) with hemato-oncological problems constitute a heterogenous group with characteristic particularities, specific needs, and age-related clinical and unique psychosocial features. Strong collaboration between pediatric and adult hemato-oncology settings is essential to address their needs appropriately. This is not only true for patients who first become ill during adolescence or young adulthood, but equally so for people who contract hemato-oncological diseases congenitally or as younger children and who are now becoming old enough to leave the pediatric setting and have to transit into "adult" medical care...
December 16, 2016: Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941974/cost-evaluation-of-dried-blood-spot-home-sampling-as-compared-to-conventional-sampling-for-therapeutic-drug-monitoring-in-children
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Lisa C Martial, Rob E Aarnoutse, Michiel F Schreuder, Stefanie S Henriet, Roger J M Brüggemann, Manuela A Joore
Dried blood spot (DBS) sampling for the purpose of therapeutic drug monitoring can be an attractive alternative for conventional blood sampling, especially in children. This study aimed to compare all costs involved in conventional sampling versus DBS home sampling in two pediatric populations: renal transplant patients and hemato-oncology patients. Total costs were computed from a societal perspective by adding up healthcare cost, patient related costs and costs related to loss of productivity of the caregiver...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924467/indian-pediatric-postgraduate-s-perspective-on-future-career-intentions
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Latha M Sneha, Manipriya Ravindran, Rekha Kumar, Padmasani Venkatraman, Julius Scott, LakshmiNarayan Kannan
OBJECTIVE: To determine the factors that influence Pediatric residents to pursue a subspecialty career and establish their choice of future workplace. METHODS: The present questionnaire based study was conducted during a National level pediatric post graduate exam refresher course in Chennai, India and involved Pediatric residents from all parts of India. Datas was analysed with the statistical package for social sciences (SPSS, version 18.0). RESULTS: Seventy five respondents participated in the study...
December 7, 2016: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910012/chromosome-preparation-for-chronic-lymphoid-malignancies
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Dorota Koczkodaj, Agata A Filip
Conventional cytogenetics is invariably one of the most important methods used in diagnostics of chronic lymphoproliferations. It complements fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) and molecular analysis. Presence of particular chromosomal alterations in chronic lymphocytic leukemia enables patients' stratification into appropriate cytogenetic risk groups and influences treatment decisions. In other non-Hodgkin lymphomas cytogenetic analyses are employed also in minimal residual disease assessment.As lymphocytes in chronic lymphoid malignancies are characterized by low proliferation rate in vitro, it is critical to induce their division in the culture properly...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908537/the-unusual-association-between-neuroblastoma-and-gaucher-disease-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Annalisa Madeo, Alberto Garaventa, Angela Rita Sementa, Chiara Suffia, Maja Di Rocco
Gaucher disease (GD) patients have an increased risk of cancer, in particular of hematological origin, while the association between GD and Neuroblastoma (NBL) has never been described. Here we report the case of an adolescent diagnosed with NBL, also presenting splenomegaly and persistent thrombocytopenia. The association with GD, suggested by the histological findings on bone marrow biopsy, was confirmed by enzymatic and genetic tests. The possible pathogenetic mechanisms are briefly reviewed. The evidence of this new association supports the necessity of further studies on GD comorbidities and the need of systematic data collection and analysis, potentially through an international registry...
November 23, 2016: Blood Cells, Molecules & Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876058/a-novel-non-hodgkin-lymphoma-murine-model-closer-to-the-standard-clinical-scenario
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Thais Bascuas, María Moreno, Amy Mónaco, Laura Reyes, Andrea Paolino, Patricia Oliver, María G Kramer, Henry Engler, José P Pacheco, Sofía Grille, José A Chabalgoity
BACKGROUND: Non-Hodgkin lymphomas (NHL) are the most frequent hemato-oncological malignancies. Despite recent major advances in treatment, a substantial proportion of patients relapses highlighting the need for new therapeutic modalities. Promissory results obtained in pre-clinical studies are usually not translated when moving into clinical trials. Pre-clinical studies are mainly conducted in animals with high tumor burden; instead patients undergo chemotherapy as first line of treatment and most likely are under remission when immunotherapies are applied...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27712712/which-questionnaire-should-be-used-to-measure-quality-of-life-utilities-in-patients-with-acute-leukemia-an-evaluation-of-the-validity-and-interpretability-of-the-eq-5d-5l-and-preference-based-questionnaires-derived-from-the-eortc-qlq-c30
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Annemieke van Dongen-Leunis, W Ken Redekop, Carin A Uyl-de Groot
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to assess the validity and interpretability of different preference-based questionnaires (generic 5-level EuroQol five-dimensional questionnaire [EQ-5D-5L], cancer-specific Quality of Life Questionnaire Preference-Based Measure, and European Organization of Randomized Controlled Trials 8 Dimension [EORTC-8D]) in patients with acute leukemia. METHODS: Patients who participated in Hemato-Oncologie voor Volwassenen Nederland (HOVON - the Haemato Oncology Foundation for Adults in the Netherlands) clinical trials between 1999 and 2011 at a single hospital were invited to complete the questionnaires...
September 2016: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27704258/radial-ultrasound-assisted-transbronchial-biopsy-a-new-diagnostic-approach-for-non-resolving-pulmonary-infiltrates-in-neutropenic-hemato-oncological-patients
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Maurizio Bernasconi, Alessio Casutt, Angela Koutsokera, Igor Letovanec, Frédéric Tissot, Laurent P Nicod, Alban Lovis
The role of radial-endobronchial ultrasound (R-EBUS) assisted transbronchial biopsy (TBB) for the diagnosis of peripheral pulmonary lesions is well established. However, no study has addressed its safety and value in hemato-oncological patients presenting with non-resolving infiltrates during persistent febrile neutropenia. To assess safety and feasibility of R-EBUS assisted TBB in severe thrombocytopenic and neutropenic patients. Over a period of 18 months, eight patients were assessed with R-EBUS assisted TBB after adequate platelet transfusion...
October 4, 2016: Lung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27690629/optimizing-antifungal-strategies-to-improve-patient-survival
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Paul Verweij, Sue Lyon
Report from the 26th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID 2016), 9-12 April Amsterdam, The Netherlands Invasive fungal infections are a major threat to the lives of the increasing number of immunocompromized patients, but neutropenic hemato-oncology patients are at especially high risk. Since effective antifungal treatment and prophylaxis are critical to improve survival in these patients, the emergence of antifungal drug resistance has become an increasing cause of concern...
October 3, 2016: Future Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27683100/the-treatment-of-childhood-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-in-guatemala-biologic-features-treatment-hurdles-and-results
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Federico G Antillón, Jessica G Blanco, Patricia D Valverde, Mauricio Castellanos, Claudia P Garrido, Veronica Girón, Tomas R Letona, Emilia J Osorio, Dyna A Borrayo, Ricardo A Mack, Mario A Melgar, Rodolfo Lorenzana, Raul C Ribeiro, Monika Metzger, Valentino Conter, Emanuela Rossi, Maria Grazia Valsecchi
BACKGROUND: The National Pediatric Oncology Unit (UNOP) is the only pediatric hemato-oncology center in Guatemala. METHODS: Patients ages 1 to 17 years with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) were treated according to modified ALL Intercontinental Berlin-Frankfurt-Münster (IC-BFM) 2002 protocol. Risk classification was based on age, white blood cell count, immunophenotype, genetics (when available), and early response to therapy. RESULTS: From July 2007 to June 2014, 787 patients were treated, including 160 who had standard-risk ALL, 450 who had intermediate-risk ALL, and 177 who had high-risk ALL...
September 28, 2016: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27652011/multidisciplinary-approach-to-improve-spontaneous-adr-reporting-in-the-pediatric-outpatient-setting-a-single-institute-experience-in-korea
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Hyun Jeong Baek, Yoon Sook Cho, Kwi Suk Kim, Jin Lee, Hye Ryun Kang, Dong In Suh
In order to improve the reporting of adverse drug reactions (ADRs) as part of the routine practice at the pediatric outpatient department (OPD), we modified our ADR reporting strategy into one that facilitates the reporting process by means of a multi-disciplinary approach. In this study, we retrospectively reviewed ADR records during the period from March to September 2014 when we changed our reporting process as a part of institutional quality assurance (QA) activity. Yearly differences in the number and composition of ADRs were compared, and the descriptive analyses were done for cases reported from OPD during the QA activity in terms of the suspected drugs, type, causality, and severity of ADRs...
2016: SpringerPlus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27634204/treatments-for-hematologic-malignancies-in-contrast-to-those-for-solid-cancers-are-associated-with-reduced-red-cell-alloimmunization
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Dorothea Evers, Jaap Jan Zwaginga, Janneke Tijmensen, Rutger A Middelburg, Masja de Haas, Karen M K de Vooght, Daan van de Kerkhof, Otto Visser, Nathalie C V Péquériaux, Francisca Hudig, Johanna G van der Bom
Red cell alloimmunization may induce severe hemolytic side effects. Identification of risk-modifying conditions will help tailor preventative strategies. This study aims to quantify the associations of hematologic malignancies and solid cancers with red cell alloimmunization in patients receiving red cell transfusions. We performed a nested multicenter case-control study in a source population of 24,063 patients receiving their first and subsequent red cell transfusions during an 8-year follow-up period. Cases (n=505), defined as patients developing a first transfusion-induced red cell alloantibody, were each compared with 2 non-alloimmunized controls (n=1010) who received a similar number of red cell units...
January 2017: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27631588/granulocyte-transfusions-in-critically-ill-children-with-prolonged-neutropenia-side-effects-and-survival-rates-from-a-single-center-analysis
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Christina Weingarten, Sarah Pliez, Eva Tschiedel, Corinna Grasemann, Carla Kreissig, Michael M Schündeln
UNLABELLED: Granulocyte transfusions for neutropenic patients have been used for over 40 years, although effectiveness, indications, and both patient and donor safety remain debated. This single-center study assessed the side effects, clinical course, and survival of granulocyte transfusions in critically ill pediatric patients, with underlying hemato-oncological disorders, prolonged neutropenia, and proven or suspected severe infection. Donor-specific side effects and influence of donor-specific characteristics on patient outcome were also investigated...
October 2016: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27566872/microbiologic-contamination-of-a-positive-and-a-neutral-displacement-needleless-intravenous-access-device-in-clinical-use
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A L Casey, T J Karpanen, P Nightingale, S Chaganti, T S J Elliott
The use of a positive-displacement needleless intravenous access device was associated with lower microbial contamination rates compared with a neutral-displacement device when used on central venous catheters in hemato-oncology patients. In addition, rates of central line-associated bloodstream infection did not differ when either device was used.
December 1, 2016: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27559262/parent-s-perspectives-on-the-end-of-life-care-of-their-child-with-cancer-indian-perspective
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Sneha Magatha Latha, Julius Xavier Scott, Satish Kumar, Suresh M Kumar, Lalitha Subramanian, Aruna Rajendran
CONTEXT: Parents report that end-of-life decisions are the most difficult treatment-related decisions that they face during their child cancer experience. Research from the parent's perspective of the quality of end-of-life care of their cancer children is scarce, particularly in developing countries like India. AIMS: This study aimed to identify the symptoms (medical/social/emotional) that most concerned parents at the end-of-life care of their cancer child and to identify the strategies parents found to be helpful during this period...
July 2016: Indian Journal of Palliative Care
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