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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549531/targeting-the-akt-gsk-3-bcl-2-axis-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia
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REVIEW
Maria Rosaria Ricciardi, Simone Mirabilii, Roberto Licchetta, Monica Piedimonte, Agostino Tafuri
Over the last few decades, there has been significant progress in the understanding of the pathogenetic mechanisms of the Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). However, despite important advances in elucidating molecular mechanisms, the treatment of AML has not improved significantly, remaining anchored at the standard chemotherapy regimen "3 + 7", with the prognosis of patients remaining severe, especially for the elderly and for those not eligible for transplant procedures. The biological and clinical heterogeneity of AML represents the major obstacle that hinders the improvement of prognosis and the identification of new effective therapeutic approaches...
May 19, 2017: Advances in Biological Regulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549105/outbreak-of-pneumocystis-jirovecii-infection-among-heart-transplant-recipients-molecular-investigation-and-management-of-an-inter-human-transmission
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William Vindrios, Nicolas Argy, Solène Le Gal, François-Xavier Lescure, Laurent Massias, Minh Patrick Le, Michel Wolff, Yazdan Yazdanpanah, Gilles Nevez, Sandrine Houze, Richard Dorent, Jean-Christophe Lucet
Background: An outbreak of Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia (PCP) occurred among heart transplant recipients (HTR) at the outpatient clinic of a university hospital, from March to September 2015. Clinical, therapeutic, biological and molecular data were analyzed to determine its origin and control the outbreak. Methods: Clinical and biological data regarding all HTR followed in the outpatient clinic were collected. PCP diagnosis was based on microscopy and real-time PCR...
May 26, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547892/hospital-acquired-rotavirus-and-norovirus-acute-gastroenteritis-in-a-pediatric-unit-in-2014-2015
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D Valentini, G Ianiro, I Di Bartolo, C Di Camillo, E Boccuzzi, A C Vittucci, F M Ruggeri, M Monini
The occurrence of hospital-acquired acute gastroenteritis (AGE) is a major concern for public health. RotavirusA (RVA) and norovirus (NoV) are common causes of viral AGE in the pediatric population, and their role in nosocomial infections has been proven, remaining poorly investigated. To investigate RVA and NoV in hospital-acquired AGE, 55 stool samples from children with nosocomial AGE were collected between May 2014 and May 2015. To evaluate virus spreading routes, 51 environmental swabs were collected from staff and patients' rooms...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Medical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545829/gut-microbiota-and-hepatitis-b-virus-induced-chronic-liver-disease-implications-for-faecal-microbiota-transplantation-therapy
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REVIEW
Y Kang, Y Cai
Hepatitis B is one of the most common infectious diseases globally. It has been estimated that there are 350 million chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) carriers worldwide. The liver is connected to the small intestine by the bile duct, which carries bile formed in the liver to the intestine. Nearly all of the blood that leaves the stomach and intestines must pass through the liver. Human intestines contain a wide diversity of microbes, collectively termed the 'gut microbiota'. Gut microbiota play a significant role in host metabolic processes and host immune modulation, and influence host development and physiology (organ development)...
April 15, 2017: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544587/drop-out-rate-from-the-liver-transplant-waiting-list-due-to-hcc-progression-in-hcv-infected-patients-treated-with-direct-acting-antivirals
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Alberto Zanetto, Sarah Shalaby, Alessandro Vitale, Claudia Mescoli, Alberto Ferrarese, Martina Gambato, Enrica Franceschet, Giacomo Germani, Marco Senzolo, Antonietta Romano, Paolo Angeli, Massimo Rugge, Fabio Farinati, Daniel M Forton, Umberto Cillo, Patrizia Burra, Francesco Paolo Russo
BACKGROUND & AIM: concerns about an increased hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) recurrence rate following directly acting antiviral (DAA) therapy in cirrhotic patients with a prior complete oncological response have been raised. Data regarding the impact of HCV-treatment with DAAs on waiting list drop-out rates in patients with active HCC and HCV-related cirrhosis awaiting liver transplantation (LT) are lacking. MATERIALS AND METHODS: HCV-HCC patients listed for LT between January 2015 and May 2016 at Padua Liver Transplant Centre were considered eligible for the study...
May 22, 2017: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542105/national-trends-and-in-hospital-outcomes-of-patients-with-solid-organ-transplant-undergoing-spinal-fusion
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Hiroyuki Yoshihara, Daisuke Yoneoka, Carl Paulino, Sanjeev Agarwal, Jose R Reyna, Kazuhiro Hasegawa
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective analysis of population-based national hospital discharge data collected for the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) OBJECTIVES.: To examine the demographics and in-hospital outcomes of patients with solid organ transplant (SOT) undergoing spinal fusion on a national level SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA.: Solid organ transplantation has become more common in recent years and some of these patients undergo spinal fusion surgery. However, there is little information regarding the trends and outcomes in such patients...
May 25, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541555/effective-chemomobilization-with-etoposide-and-cytarabine-ec-regimen-in-lymphoma-patients-a-single-center-retrospective-observational-study
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Daisuke Koyama, Satoshi Nishiwaki, Yasuhiko Harada, Satomi Yamamoto, Shingo Kurahashi, Takumi Sugimoto, Toshihiro Iwasaki, Isamu Sugiura
Objective: Autologous stem cell transplantation is an important strategy for patients with relapsed or refractory lymphoma. Although various regimens for peripheral blood stem cell collection have been used, the optimal regimen has not yet been established. We aimed to evaluate the mobilization efficacy and safety of the regimen consisted of etoposide and cytarabine (EC regimen). Methods: We retrospectively analyzed the clinical data of 46 lymphoma patients who received peripheral blood stem cell mobilization with the EC regimen [etoposide (100 mg/m2/day, days 1-4) and cytarabine (100 mg/m2/day, days 1-4)] at Toyohashi municipal hospital from 2004 to 2013...
May 24, 2017: Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540899/gender-differences-in-perceptions-and-attitudes-of-general-population-towards-organ-donation-an-indian-perspective
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Vijayalakshmi Poreddi, T S Sunitha, Rohini Thimmaiah, Suresh Bada Math
Globally, shortage of organs available for organ transplantation is a major problem. Studies assessing awareness and attitudes towards organ donation are limited from India. The aim of this study is to assess gender differences in the perceptions and attitude of general population toward organ donation. A cross-sectional descriptive study was carried out among randomly selected patient relatives (n = 193) at the outpatient department of a tertiary care center. Data were collected through face-to-face interview using a structured questionnaire...
May 2017: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540172/nonlinear-relationship-between-enteric-coated-mycophenolate-sodium-dose-and-mycophenolic-acid-exposure-in-han-kidney-transplantation-recipients
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Jun Zhang, Mengmeng Jia, Lihua Zuo, Na Li, Yonggang Luo, Zhi Sun, Xiaojian Zhang, Zhenfeng Zhu
The aim of the research was to investigate the pharmacokinetics (PK) of enteric-coated mycophenolate sodium (EC-MPS) by quantification of the active metabolite of mycophenolic acid (MPA) after multiple escalating oral doses in Han kidney transplant recipients. A total of 28 Han postoperative kidney transplant recipients were given a multiple-dose of 540, 720 or 900 mg of EC-MPS two times a day in combination with tacrolimus for 6 days. Blood specimens were collected at each time point from 0 to 12 h after EC-MPS administration...
May 2017: Acta Pharmaceutica Sinica. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538090/late-effects-in-pediatric-high-risk-neuroblastoma-survivors-after-intensive-induction-chemotherapy-followed-by-myeloablative-consolidation-chemotherapy-and-triple-autologous-stem-cell-transplants
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Amy E Armstrong, Karina Danner-Koptik, Shannon Golden, Jennifer Schneiderman, Morris Kletzel, Jennifer Reichek, Yasmin Gosiengfiao
Multimodal treatment in high-risk neuroblastoma has modestly improved survival; limited data exist on the late effects from these regimens. We report the sequelae of treatment incorporating 3 consecutive cycles of high-dose therapy and autologous stem cell transplants (ASCTs) without the use of total body irradiation (TBI). We reviewed the medical records of 61 patients treated on or following the Chicago Pilot 2 protocol between 1991 and 2008. Of the 25 patients who are alive (41%), 19 had near complete data to report...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537975/reduced-requirement-for-prothrombin-complex-concentrate-for-the-restoration-of-thrombin-generation-in-plasma-from-liver-transplant-recipients
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Ezeldeen Abuelkasem, Shaheer Hasan, Michael A Mazzeffi, Raymond M Planinsic, Tetsuro Sakai, Kenichi A Tanaka
BACKGROUND: Plasma transfusion remains the mainstay hemostatic therapy during liver transplantation (LT) in most countries. However, a large volume is required for plasma to achieve clinically relevant factor increases. Prothrombin complex concentrate (PCC) is a low-volume alternative to plasma in warfarin reversal, but its efficacy has not been well studied in LT. METHODS: Blood samples were collected from 28 LT patients at baseline (T0) and 30 minutes after graft reperfusion (T1)...
May 19, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537971/reliability-of-point-of-care-hematocrit-measurement-during-liver-transplantation
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Won Ho Kim, Hyung-Chul Lee, Ho-Geol Ryu, Eun-Jin Chung, Borim Kim, Hoiin Jung, Chul-Woo Jung
BACKGROUND: Although point-of-care (POC) analyzers are commonly used during liver transplantation (LT), the accuracy of hematocrit measurement using a POC analyzer has not been evaluated. In this retrospective observational study, we aimed to evaluate the accuracy of hematocrit measurement using a POC analyzer and identify potential contributors to the measurement error and their influence on mistransfusion during LT. METHODS: We retrospectively collected 6461 pairs of simultaneous intraoperative hematocrit measurements using POC analyzers and laboratory devices during LTs in 901 patients...
May 19, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535947/geoepidemiology-clinical-manifestations-and-outcome-of-primary-biliary-cholangitis-in-greece
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Nikolaos K Gatselis, Kalliopi Zachou, Vasiliki Lygoura, Kalliopi Azariadis, Pinelopi Arvaniti, Elias Spyrou, Georgia Papadamou, George K Koukoulis, George N Dalekos, Eirini I Rigopoulou
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Primary biliary cholangitis (PBC) is a disease with rising prevalence and considerable geographical variation. To describe the prevalence, spatial and time distribution, baseline characteristics, response to treatment, outcome and the validity of GLOBE score in a large cohort of Greek PBC patients as an independent validation of this score has not been done so far. METHODS: The last 16years, 482 PBC patients (86.5% females) were evaluated and analysed retrospectively, using a prospectively collected database...
May 20, 2017: European Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535778/exosomes-from-mesenchymal-stem-cells-induce-the-conversion-of-hepatocytes-into-progenitor-oval-cells
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Hao-Hsiang Wu, Oscar K Lee
BACKGROUND: We previously reported that mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) possess therapeutic effects in a murine model of carbon tetrachloride-induced acute liver failure. In the study, we observed that the majority of repopulated hepatocytes were of recipient origin and were adjacent to transplanted MSCs; only a low percentage of repopulated hepatocytes were from transplanted MSCs. The findings indicate that MSCs guided the formation of new hepatocytes. Exosomes are important messengers for paracrine signaling delivery...
May 23, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535360/posttransplant-lymphoproliferative-disorder-otolaryngological-manifestations-and-management
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Richard Heyes, Donald W Northfelt, David G Lott
Objective Posttransplant lymphoproliferative disorder (PTLD) is a unifying term for a spectrum of lymphoid expansion entities brought about by immunosuppression and is strongly associated with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). Otolaryngological findings tend to present early in the clinical course; therefore, disease awareness among otolaryngologists is of utmost importance. This review synthesizes the body of literature pertaining to PTLD involving the head and neck, summarizes contemporary management, and highlights areas for future research...
May 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532525/management-of-risks-from-water-and-ice-from-ice-machines-for-the-very-immunocompromised-host-a-process-improvement-project-prompted-by-an-outbreak-of-rapidly-growing-mycobacteria-on-a-pediatric-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplant-hsct-unit
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Amanda Guspiel, Jeremiah Menk, Andrew Streifel, Keith Messinger, John Wagner, Patricia Ferrieri, Susan Kline
BACKGROUND In 2011, pediatric hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) patients were moved from an older hospital to a new children's hospital. To minimize bacterial growth in the new hospital's water during construction, the plumbing system was flushed and disinfected before occupancy. However, 6 months after occupancy, an increased incidence of rapidly growing mycobacteria (RGM) was detected in clinical cultures. Over 10 months, 15 pediatric HSCT patients were infected, while no pediatric HSCT patients had been infected in the preceding 12 months...
May 23, 2017: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532344/pre-transplantation-thymic-function-is-associated-with-the-risk-of-acute-graft-versus-host-disease-and-cytomegalovirus-viremia-after-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
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Xin Yang, Yuanxin Sun, Sudong Zhang, Hui Yang, Jialin Wei, Yi He, Donglin Yang, Erlie Jiang, Mingzhe Han, Xuemei Qin, Sizhou Feng
OBJECTIVES: To analyze the kinetics of T-cell subsets and thymic function reconstitution after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (AHSCT); to determine whether sjTREC (signal joint TCR rearrangement excision circle) and CD31-positive recent thymic emigrant (CD31 + RTE) are correlated with acute graft versus host disease (aGVHD) or CMV (cytomegalovirus) viremia after AHSCT. METHODS: Forty-nine patients who underwent AHSCT in our institution were prospectively enrolled...
May 22, 2017: Hematology (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532013/exercise-enhance-the-ectopic-bone-formation-of-calcium-phosphate-biomaterials-in-muscles-of-mice
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Lijia Cheng, Shuo Yan, Jiang Zhu, Peiling Cai, Ting Wang, Zheng Shi
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether exercise can enhance ectopic bone formation of calcium phosphate (Ca-P) biomaterials in muscles of mice. METHODS: Firstly, ten transient receptor potential vanilloid subfamily member 1 (TRPV1) knockout mice (group KO) and ten C57BL/6 mice (group WT) were randomly chosen, 10μg Ca-P biomaterials were implanted into the thigh muscle pouch of each mouse which was far away from femur; after that, all animals were kept in open field for free exploration 5min, and the movement time and distance were automatically analyzed...
August 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531908/methods-and-reporting-studies-assessing-fecal-microbiota-transplantation-a-systematic-review
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Aïda Bafeta, Amelie Yavchitz, Carolina Riveros, Rui Batista, Philippe Ravaud
Background: Fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) could be a novel treatment option for several chronic diseases associated with altered gut microbiota. Purpose: To examine the conduct and reporting of studies assessing FMT. Data Sources: Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, PubMed, EMBASE, and Web of Science from inception to 31 January 2017. Study Selection: Two reviewers independently examined titles and abstracts to identify all English-language reports of human clinical studies assessing the safety or efficacy of FMT...
May 23, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530163/gastrointestinal-histoplasmosis-a-case-series
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Rashi Sharma, Lipika Lipi, Smeeta Gajendra, Ishani Mohapatra, Ruchika K Goel, Rajan Duggal, Smruti Ranjan Mishra, Dheeraj Gautam
Histoplasmosis is an invasive mycosis caused by inhalation of the spores of dimorphic fungi Histoplasma capsulatum. The disease manifests in the lung as acute or chronic pulmonary histoplasmosis and in severe cases gets disseminated in multiple organs like skin, adrenal gland, central nervous system, lymph node, liver, spleen, bone marrow, and gastrointestinal tract. It occurs most commonly in immunodeficient patients like HIV-positive patients and transplant recipients, while immunocompetent hosts are affected rarely...
May 1, 2017: International Journal of Surgical Pathology
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