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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660757/spectrum-of-parvovirus-b19-infection-presentations-in-children-with-underlying-hemato-oncologic-disorders-a-case-series
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Aida Zečkanović, Matej Perovnik, Janez Jazbec, Marko Kavčič
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 16, 2018: Klinische Pädiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649329/overview-and-outcome-of-hodgkin-s-lymphoma-experience-of-a-single-developing-country-s-oncology-centre
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Rawand P Shamoon, Mohamad Dahir Ali, Nazar P Shabila
Hodgkin's Lymphoma (HL) reveals variable epidemiological and clinico-pathological features in different geographical locations. In this retrospective study, we aimed to assess the epidemiological and clinic-pathological features, and outcome of HL patients treated at one hemato-oncology centre in Erbil, northern Iraq. Medical records of 103 HL patients treated over more than six years were reviewed. Treatment outcome was evaluated by measuring the 5-year overall and progression-free survival rates. The median age of patients was 23 years, children up to 17 years constituted 31...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29617502/the-frequency-of-infective-endocarditis-in-candida-bloodstream-infections-a-retrospective-study-in-a-child-hospital
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Ahu Kara, İlker Devrim, Timur Meşe, Nuri Bayram, Murat Yılmazer, Gamze Gülfidan
INTRODUCTION: Fungal endocarditis is reported less frequently than bacterial endocarditis, with an incidence of 0-12% of the total pediatric infective endocarditis. OBJECTIVE: In this study, the incidence of infective endocarditis in Candida bloodstream infections in a tertiary hospital during the periods of 2007 and 2016 was reviewed. METHODS: Patients with positive blood or catheter cultures in terms of Candida spp. during the study period of January 2007 and January 2016 were analyzed in terms of Candida infective endocarditis...
January 2018: Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29607375/new-trends-and-recent-care-approaches-in-pediatric-oncology-nursing
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REVIEW
Ebru Kilicarslan Toruner, Naime Altay
Increased incidence of children diagnosed with cancer and survivors was an impact on changes in pediatric hemato-oncology nursing care. In this review article, it is aimed to investigate the new trends and recent care approaches in pediatric oncology nursing. The recent care topics were common in the literature as family-centered care, technology-based care, program development, primary care of child, health-care provider, survivors and home care, and nonpharmacological care. All of the topics contribute to perform evidence-based care for health promotion and well-being in pediatric hemato-oncology nursing...
April 2018: Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29551181/impact-of-flushing-with-aseptic-non-touch-technique-using-pre-filled-flush-or-manually-prepared-syringes-on-central-venous-catheter-occlusion-and-bloodstream-infections-in-pediatric-hemato-oncology-patients-a-randomized-controlled-study
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Gülçin Özalp Gerçeker, Seda Ardahan Sevgili, Figen Yardımcı
PURPOSE: To compare standardized flushing methods with aseptic non-touch technique; (1) Manually prepared syringes (2) Single-use prefilled flush syringes. METHOD: Forty-eight PHO patients with Hickman or Port catheters were recruited to participate in a prospective, randomized study. Standardized flushing methods with aseptic non-touch technique (ANTT) using single-use pre-filled flush syringes (intervention group) or manually prepared syringes (control group) also included the pulsatile technique, use of 10-mL syringe size with 0...
April 2018: European Journal of Oncology Nursing: the Official Journal of European Oncology Nursing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29492207/evaluation-of-vascular-events-in-patients-with-myeloproliferative-syndromes-and-mutations-of-either-the-januskinase-2-or-calreticulin-gene-at-the-university-hospital-krems-from-2008-to-2015
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Sarah Hintermair, Elisabeth Zwickl-Traxler, Martin Pecherstorfer, Josef Singer
Myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN), classified as polycythemia vera (PV), essential thrombocytosis (ET) and myelofibrosis (MF) are stem-cell derived disorders. Mutations in either the januskinase-2 (JAK-2) or the calreticulin (CALR) gene are characteristic for MPN and may result in enhanced proliferation of red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets, and thus increase the risk for vascular events. This study is a retrospective and descriptive analysis of records of patients, who underwent treatment for myeloproliferative syndromes at the Department of Hemato-Oncology of the University hospital Krems from 2008 to the end of 2015...
February 2, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29476366/establishing-end-of-life-boards-for-palliative-care-of-patients-with-advanced-diseases
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Eva K Masel, Matthias Unseld, Feroniki Adamidis, Sophie Roider-Schur, Herbert H Watzke
BACKGROUND: Interdisciplinary tumor board decisions improve the quality of oncological therapies, while no such boards exist for end-of-life (EOL) decisions. The aim of this study was to assess the willingness of hemato-oncological and palliative care professionals to develop and participate in EOL boards. An aim of an EOL board would be to establish an interdisciplinary and comprehensive care for the remaining lifetime of patients suffering from advanced incurable diseases. STUDY DESIGN: Staff from the interdisciplinary teams of all hemato-oncological and palliative care wards in Vienna were invited to anonymously participate in an online survey...
February 23, 2018: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29471573/-which-drugs-in-hemato-oncology-are-unnecessary-or-inappropriate-for-use-in-the-elderly
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Valentin Goede, Michael Hallek
There is a vast amount of drugs and therapeutic regimens available today to treat hemato-oncological diseases. This offers new opportunities to close known gaps of undertreatment in older individuals with cancer, but also increases the risk of overtreatment in this patient group. Currently available criteria (drug listings) for potentially inadequate prescribing in the elderly are not matured enough to serve hemato-oncologists as a guidance when trying to identify unnecessary or inappropriate cancer medication in routine clinical practice...
February 2018: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29469136/acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-in-a-child-with-leri-weill-syndrome-and-complete-shox-gene-deletion-a-case-report
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Jana Volejnikova, Jirina Zapletalova, Marie Jarosova, Helena Urbankova, Vojta Petr, Eva Klaskova, Marshall S Horwitz, Marian Hajduch, Vladimir Mihal
BACKGROUND: Leri-Weill syndrome (LWS) ranks among conditions with short stature homeobox gene (SHOX) haploinsufficiency. Data on possible association of SHOX aberrations with malignant diseases are scarce. METHODS AND RESULTS: We report a unique case of an 8-year-old girl who was successfully treated for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (pre-B ALL, intermediate risk) and was subsequently diagnosed with LWS due to characteristic clinical appearance (short disproportionate stature, Madelung deformity of the wrist) and molecular genetic examination (complete deletion of SHOX)...
February 21, 2018: Biomedical Papers of the Medical Faculty of the University Palacký, Olomouc, Czechoslovakia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29460263/methadone-as-anticancer-treatment-hype-hope-or-hazard-a-series-of-case-reports-and-a-short-review-of-the-current-literature-and-recommendations-of-the-societies
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Gudrun Kreye, Eva-Katharina Masel, Klaus Hackner, Beate Stich, Friedemann Nauck
Recently, the use of methadone in cancer patients has increased due to in vitro studies indicating that methadone is capable of inducing cell death. However, thus far there are no relevant clinical studies indicating that the use of methadone can prolong survival in cancer patients. Based on low-quality evidence, methadone is a drug that has similar analgesic benefits to morphine and has a role in the management of cancer pain in adults. Other opioids such as morphine, hydromorphone, and fentanyl are easier to manage but may be more expensive than methadone in many economies...
February 19, 2018: Wiener Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449938/molecular-characteristics-and-successful-management-of-a-respiratory-syncytial-virus-outbreak-among-pediatric-patients-with-hemato-oncological-disease
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Claas Baier, Sibylle Haid, Andreas Beilken, Astrid Behnert, Martin Wetzke, Richard J P Brown, Corinna Schmitt, Ella Ebadi, Gesine Hansen, Thomas F Schulz, Thomas Pietschmann, Franz-Christoph Bange
Background: Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is responsible for upper and lower respiratory tract infection in adults and children. Especially immunocompromised patients are at high risk for a severe course of infection, and mortality is increased. Moreover RSV can spread in healthcare settings and can cause outbreaks. Herein we demonstrate the successful control and characteristics of a RSV outbreak that included 8 patients in our Department of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology. Methods: We performed an epidemiologic investigation and a molecular analysis of the outbreak strains...
2018: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29434493/comparative-study-of-complications-in-cv-catheter-insertion-for-pediatric-patients-real-time-ultrasound-guided-versus-venography-guided-approach
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Shuichi Takano, Norio Shimizu, Naruo Tokuyasu, Teruhisa Sakamoto, Soichiro Honjo, Keigo Ashida, Hiroaki Saito, Yoshiyuki Fujiwara
Background: Tunneled central venous catheters (CVC), called Broviac/Hickman catheter, are widely used in the long-term treatment of pediatric patients. Recently, the percutaneous approach for CVC insertion has become dominant as a less invasive intervention. In this study, we reviewed the mechanical and delayed complications according to different procedures of CVC insertion and assessed the risk factors for complications in CVC insertions for pediatric patients. Methods: A total of 159 pediatric patients (85 males and 74 females) were included in this study...
December 2017: Yonago Acta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29390562/specialized-second-opinion-radiology-review-of-pet-ct-examinations-for-patients-with-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-impacts-patient-care-and-management
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Peter Sawan, Karim Rebeiz, Heiko Schoder, Connie Batlevi, Alison Moskowitz, Gary A Ulaner, Mark Dunphy, Lorenzo Mannelli
To identify discrepancies in fludeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (FDG PET/CT) reports generated by general radiologists and subspecialized oncological radiologists for patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL), and to assess if such discrepancies impact patient management.Two radiologists retrospectively reviewed 72 PET/CT scans of patients with DLBCL referred to our institutions between 2009 and 2011, and recorded the discrepancies between the outside and second-opinion reports regarding multiple preset criteria using kappa statistic (Κ), including the disease stage...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29373475/lessons-from-an-outbreak-of-varicella-infection-in-pediatric-hemato-oncology-patients
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Michal Manistarski, Dror Levin, Rina Dvir, Sivan Berger-Achituv, Hila Rosenfeld Keidar, Galia Grisaru-Soen, Yehuda Carmeli, Ronit Elhasid
BACKGROUND: Immunocompromized patients exposed to varicella may experience significant morbidity and a 7% mortality rate. Management and outcome of an outbreak of varicella infection among hospitalized pediatric hemato-oncology patients using the guidelines of the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Infectious Diseases is presented. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This retrospective study describes an outbreak of varicella infection between February 2011 and June 2011...
January 25, 2018: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321602/multifunctional-microfluidic-chip-for-optical-nanoprobe-based-rna-detection-application-to-chronic-myeloid-leukemia
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Pedro Urbano Alves, Raquel Vinhas, Alexandra R Fernandes, Semra Zuhal Birol, Levent Trabzon, Iwona Bernacka-Wojcik, Rui Igreja, Paulo Lopes, Pedro Viana Baptista, Hugo Águas, Elvira Fortunato, Rodrigo Martins
Many diseases have their treatment options narrowed and end up being fatal if detected during later stages. As a consequence, point-of-care devices have an increasing importance for routine screening applications in the health sector due to their portability, fast analyses and decreased cost. For that purpose, a multifunctional chip was developed and tested using gold nanoprobes to perform RNA optical detection inside a microfluidic chip without the need of molecular amplification steps. As a proof-of-concept, this device was used for the rapid detection of chronic myeloid leukemia, a hemato-oncological disease that would benefit from early stage diagnostics and screening tests...
January 10, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282151/the-changing-face-of-clinical-trials-in-the-personalized-medicine-and-immuno-oncology-era-report-from-the-international-congress-on-clinical-trials-in-oncology-hemato-oncology-icto-2017
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Talia Golan, Michele Milella, Aliza Ackerstein, Ranaan Berger
In the past decade, the oncology community has witnessed major advances in the understanding of cancer biology and major breakthroughs in several different therapeutic areas, from solid tumors to hematological malignancies; moreover, the advent of effective immunotherapy approaches, such as immune-checkpoint blockade, is revolutionizing treatment algorithms in almost all oncology disease areas. As knowledge evolves and new weapons emerge in the "war against cancer", clinical and translational research need to adapt to a rapidly changing environment to effectively translate novel concepts into sustainable and accessible therapeutic options for cancer patients...
December 28, 2017: Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research: CR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198072/pres-in-the-course-of-hemato-oncological-treatment-in-children
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Katarzyna Musioł, Sylwia Waz, Michał Boroń, Magdalena Kwiatek, Magdalena Machnikowska-Sokołowska, Katarzyna Gruszczyńska, Grażyna Sobol-Milejska
INTRODUCTION: Posterior reversible leukoencephalopathy syndrome (PRES) is a clinical syndrome of varying aetiologies, characterised by acute neurological symptoms of brain dysfunction with MRI abnormalities in posterior cerebral white and grey matter. In most cases, symptoms resolve without neurological consequences. AIM: The aim of this paper is the analysis of predisposing factors, clinical outcomes and radiological features of PRES in eight children with hemato-oncological disease...
December 2, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194165/clinical-characteristics-and-risk-factors-of-long-term-central-venous-catheter-associated-bloodstream-infections-in-children
#18
Hye Min Moon, Suji Kim, Ki Wook Yun, Hyun-Young Kim, Sung Eun Jung, Eun Hwa Choi, Hoan Jong Lee
BACKGROUND: Central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) account for significant morbidity and mortality in patients with long-term central venous catheters (CVCs). This study was performed to identify the characteristics and risk factors of CLABSIs among children with long-term CVCs. METHODS: A retrospective review of children who had a long-term CVC in Seoul National University Children's Hospital between 2011 and 2015 was performed. Data on patient demographics, the isolated pathogens, and the status of CVC placement were collected...
November 30, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184912/liver-transplantation-from-donors-with-a-history-of-malignancy-a-single-center-experience
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Tamas Benkö, Dieter P Hoyer, Fuat H Saner, Jürgen W Treckmann, Andreas Paul, Sonia Radunz
Background: The demand for transplantable organs exceeds donor organ supply. Transplantation of organs from donors with a history of malignancy remains controversial and the transmission of cancer in liver transplant recipients has not been sufficiently examined. Methods: From 2002 until 2017, 83 livers from donors with a history of malignancy were transplanted at the University Hospital Essen, Germany. Donor and recipient data, type of malignancy, tumor-free interval at organ procurement, and follow-up data were analyzed...
November 2017: Transplantation Direct
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174967/false-positive-serum-levels-of-1-3-%C3%A3-d-glucan-after-infusion-of-intravenous-immunoglobulins-and-time-to-normalisation
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M Egger, F Prüller, R Raggam, M K Divjak, S Kurath-Koller, H Lackner, C Urban, V Strenger
OBJECTIVES: (1-3)-ß-D-Glucan (BDG) is a marker for invasive fungal diseases (IFD). Administration of intravenous immunoglobulin preparations (IVIG) has been reported to lead to false positive BDG serum levels >80 pg/ml. The aim of the study was to determine the time interval between IVIG infusion and normalisation of BDG serum levels. METHODS: In 22 paediatric haemato-/oncologic patients, we analysed 92 BDG serum levels obtained within 4 weeks after IVIG administration (0...
February 2018: Journal of Infection
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