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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821995/expression-of-the-pol-gene-of-human-endogenous-retroviruses-herv-k-and-w-in-leukemia-patients
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Massimiliano Bergallo, Paola Montanari, Katia Mareschi, Chiara Merlino, Massimo Berger, Ilaria Bini, Valentina Daprà, Ilaria Galliano, Franca Fagioli
The human endogenous retroviruses (HERVs) are a family of endogenous retroviruses that integrated into the germ cell DNA of primates over 30 million years ago. HERV expression seems impaired in several diseases, ranging from autoimmune to neoplastic disorders. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the overall endogenous retroviral transcription profile in bone marrow (BM) samples. A total of 30 paediatric high-risk leukaemia patients (lymphoid and myeloid malignancies) were tested for HERVs virus gene expression...
August 18, 2017: Archives of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819864/molecular-processes-involved-in-b-cell-acute-lymphoblastic-leukaemia
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REVIEW
Camille Malouf, Katrin Ottersbach
B cell leukaemia is one of the most frequent malignancies in the paediatric population, but also affects a significant proportion of adults in developed countries. The majority of infant and paediatric cases initiate the process of leukaemogenesis during foetal development (in utero) through the formation of a chromosomal translocation or the acquisition/deletion of genetic material (hyperdiploidy or hypodiploidy, respectively). This first genetic insult is the major determinant for the prognosis and therapeutic outcome of patients...
August 17, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818704/orphan-drug-regulation-a-missed-opportunity-for-children-and-adolescents-with-cancer
#3
Gilles Vassal, Pam Kearns, Patricia Blanc, Nicole Scobie, Delphine Heenen, Andy Pearson
BACKGROUND: Oncology represents a major sector in the field of orphan drug development in Europe. The objective was to evaluate whether children and adolescents with cancer benefited from the Orphan Drug Regulation. METHODS: Data on orphan drug designations (ODDs) and registered orphan drugs from 8th August 2000 to 10th September 2016 were collected from the Community Register of medicinal products for human use. Assessment history, product information and existence of paediatric investigation plans were searched and retrieved from the European Medicine Agency website...
August 14, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802171/parental-occupational-exposure-to-benzene-and-the-risk-of-childhood-cancer-a-census-based-cohort-study
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Ben Daniel Spycher, Judith Eva Lupatsch, Anke Huss, Johannes Rischewski, Christina Schindera, Adrian Spoerri, Roel Vermeulen, Claudia Elisabeth Kuehni
BACKGROUND: Previous studies on occupational exposures in parents and cancer risks in their children support a link between solvents and paints with childhood leukaemia. Few studies have focused specifically on benzene. OBJECTIVES: To examine whether parental occupational exposure to benzene is associated with an increased cancer risk in a census-based cohort of children. METHODS: From a census-based cohort study in Switzerland, we included children aged <16years at national censuses (1990, 2000)...
August 9, 2017: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795412/severe-neurological-disorders-and-refractory-aspergillosis-in-an-adolescent-treated-by-vincristine-and-voriconazole
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Y Bennis, S Bodeau, A Lutun, A Gourmel, C Solas, S Quaranta, N Guillaume, T Chouaki, A-S Lemaire-Hurtel, K Masmoudi
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVE: Voriconazole and vincristine are major therapeutics in paediatric haematology. However, the risk-benefit ratio of the treatment of invasive aspergillosis with voriconazole in patients receiving vincristine-based chemotherapy remains unclear. CASE DESCRIPTION: We report severe peripheral and central neurological disorders in a 14-year-old girl with T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia and pulmonary aspergillosis. The case describes a strong exacerbation by voriconazole of the vincristine-induced neuropathic pains...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766888/prevalence-of-multi-drug-resistant-organisms-in-stool-of-paediatric-patients-with-acute-leukaemia-and-correlation-with-blood-culture-positivity-a-single-institution-experience
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Krupa Shankar, Venkatraman Radhakrishnan, Varalakskmi Vijayakumar, Jaikumar Ramamoorthy, Prasanth Ganesan, Manikandan Dhanushkodi, T S Ganesan, T G Sagar
BACKGROUND: Multi-drug resistant (MDR) bacteria are associated with increased morbidity and mortality in children with acute leukaemia. The present study was conducted to assess the prevalence of MDR bacteria in stool cultures of patients with acute leukaemia at presentation to the hospital. The results were then correlated with blood cultures when patients developed septicaemia. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study involved analysis of case records of patients with newly diagnosed acute leukaemia less than 18 years of age treated at our centre from January 2015 to December 2015...
August 2, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733763/predictive-value-of-18-f-fdg-pet-ct-in-adults-with-t-cell-lymphoblastic-lymphoma-post-hoc-analysis-of-results-from-the-graall-lysa-llo3-trial
#7
Stéphanie Becker, Thomas Vermeulin, Anne-Ségolène Cottereau, Nicolas Boissel, Pierre Vera, Stéphane Lepretre
PURPOSE: We examined whether FDG PET can be used to predict outcome in patients with lymphoblastic lymphoma (LL). METHODS: This was a retrospective post hoc analysis of data from the GRAAL-LYSA LL03 trial, in which the treatment of LL using an adapted paediatric-like acute lymphoblastic leukaemia protocol was evaluated. PET data acquired at baseline and after induction were analysed. Maximum standardized uptake values (SUVmax), total metabolic tumour volume and total lesion glycolysis were measured at baseline...
July 21, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723704/trends-and-territorial-inequalities-of-incidence-and-survival-of-childhood-leukaemia-and-their-relations-to-socioeconomic-status-in-hungary-1971-2015
#8
Zsuzsanna Jakab, Attila Juhasz, Csilla Nagy, Dezso Schuler, Miklos Garami
The Hungarian Childhood Cancer Registry, a population-based national registry of the Hungarian Paediatric Haemato-Oncology Network founded in 1971, monitors the incidence and mortality of childhood cancer. Our aims were to carry out a longitudinal study to investigate the trends and spatial inequalities of incidence and survival of leukaemia, and the association between survival and deprivation in Hungary. All cases of childhood leukaemia and myelodysplasia were analysed (3157 cases, 1971-2015, age: 0-14 years)...
July 18, 2017: European Journal of Cancer Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693128/pediatric-haematopoiesis-and-related-malignancies
#9
Mingwei Jin, Shumei Xu, Qi An
Survival after acute paediatric (0-14 years), adolescent (15-19 years) and young adult (20-39 years) leukaemia has improved substantially over the last five decades, particularly for acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) and acute promyelocytic leukaemia. This progress represents one of the most successful achievements in the history of medicine and has been attributed to the development of effective chemotherapy regimens, improvement in supportive care, better risk stratification, use of targeted therapies, and advances in haematopoietic stem cell transplantation...
July 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687394/umbilical-cord-blood-cytomegalovirus-serostatus-does-not-have-an-impact-on-outcomes-of-umbilical-cord-blood-transplantation-for-acute-leukemia
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Olga Nikolajeva, Vanderson Rocha, Robert Danby, Annalisa Ruggeri, Fernanda Volt, Etienne Baudoux, Susana G Gomez, Gezine Kögler, Jerome Larghero, Lucilla Lecchi, Mar Sanchez Martinez, Cristina Navarrete, Fabienne Pouthiers, Sergio Querol, Chantal Kenzey, Richard Szydlo, Eliane Gluckman, Alejandro Madrigal
Several studies have reported an impact of adult hematopoietic stem cell donor cytomegalovirus (CMV) serostatus on allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation outcomes. Limited data, however, are available on the impact of cord blood unit (CBU) CMV serostatus on allogeneic umbilical cord blood transplantation (UCBT) outcomes. We analyzed, retrospectively, the impact of CBU CMV serostatus on relapse incidence (RI) and 2-year nonrelapse mortality (NRM) of single-unit CBU transplantation for acute leukemia. Data from 1177 de novo acute leukemia pediatric and adult patients transplanted within European Group for Blood and Marrow Transplantation centers between 2000 and 2012 were analyzed...
July 4, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608582/spatial-clustering-of-childhood-leukaemia-in-switzerland-a-nationwide-study
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Garyfallos Konstantinoudis, Christian Kreis, Roland A Ammann, Felix Niggli, Claudia E Kuehni, Ben D Spycher
The aetiology of childhood leukaemia remains largely unknown. Several hypotheses involve environmental exposures that could implicate spatial clustering of cases. The evidence from previous clustering studies is inconclusive. Most of them used areal data and thus had limited spatial resolution. We investigated whether childhood leukaemia tends to cluster in space using exact geocodes of place of residence both at the time of birth or diagnosis. We included 1,871 leukaemia cases diagnosed between 1985 and 2015 at age 0-15 years from the Swiss Childhood Cancer Registry...
October 1, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542715/hyperleucocytosis-in-paediatric-acute-myeloid-leukaemia-the-challenge-of-white-blood-cell-counts-above-200%C3%A2-%C3%A3-%C3%A2-10-9-l-the-nopho-experience-1984-2014
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Bernward Zeller, Heidi Glosli, Erik Forestier, Shau-Yin Ha, Kirsi Jahnukainen, Ólafur G Jónsson, Birgitte Lausen, Josefine Palle, Henrik Hasle, Jonas Abrahamsson
Hyperleucocytosis in paediatric acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. We studied hyperleucocytosis in 890 patients with AML aged 0-18 years registered in the Nordic Society of Paediatric Haematology and Oncology (NOPHO) registry, with special focus on very high white blood cell counts (WBC >200 × 10/l). Eighty-six patients (10%) had WBC 100-199 × 10(9) /l and 57 (6%) had WBC ≥200 × 10(9) /l. Patients with WBC ≥200 × 10(9) /l had a high frequency of t(9;11) and a paucity of trisomy 8...
May 25, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539671/age-related-clinical-and-biological-features-of-pten-abnormalities-in-t-cell-acute-lymphoblastic-leukaemia
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M Tesio, A Trinquand, P Ballerini, G Hypolite, L Lhermitte, A Petit, N Ifrah, A Baruchel, H Dombret, E Macintyre, V Asnafi
The tumour suppressor gene PTEN is commonly altered in T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia but its prognostic impact is still debated. We screened a cohort of 573 fully characterized adult and paediatric T-ALL patients for genomic PTEN abnormalities. PTEN inactivating mutations and/or deletions were identified in 91 cases (16%), including 18% of paediatric (49/277) and 14% of adult cases (42/296). Thirty-four patients harboured only mutations, 12 cases demonstrated only large deletions and 9 only micro-deletions...
May 25, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538707/self-esteem-and-academic-difficulties-in-preadolescents-and-adolescents-healed-from-paediatric-leukaemia
#14
Marta Tremolada, Livia Taverna, Sabrina Bonichini, Giuseppe Basso, Marta Pillon
Adolescents with cancer may demonstrate problems in their self-esteem and schooling. This study aims to screen the preadolescents and adolescents more at risk in their self-esteem perception and schooling difficulties post-five years from the end of therapy. Twenty-five paediatric ex-patients healed from leukaemia were recruited at the Haematology-Oncologic Clinic (University of Padua). The mean age of the children was 13.64 years (Standard Deviation (SD)) = 3.08, range = 10-19 years), most were treated for acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) (84%) and relatively equally distributed by gender...
May 24, 2017: Cancers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536226/severe-medication-induced-peripheral-neuropathy-treated-with-topical-doxepin-cream-in-a-paediatric-patient-with-leukaemia
#15
Zephyr D Dworsky, Rebecca Bennett, Jenny M Kim, Dennis John Kuo
A 17-year-old female with recently relapsed acute lymphoblastic leukaemia and a treatment course complicated by rhinocerebral mucormycosis infection developed severe peripheral neuropathy during the treatment for mucormycosis infection. This was felt to be a medication side effect. Her peripheral neuropathy was refractory to many well-established treatments, but ultimately responded dramatically and consistently to a novel therapy, topical doxepin cream (5%). This case report is the first published report of the application of topical doxepin cream for treatment of peripheral neuropathy in a paediatric patient...
May 22, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511493/isolated-central-nervous-system-cns-relapse-in-paediatric-acute-promyelocytic-leukaemia-a-systematic-review
#16
REVIEW
Smeeta Gajendra, Rashmi Ranjan Das, Rashi Sharma
INTRODUCTION: Extramedullary disease, as a whole, is rare in Acute Promyelocytic Leukaemia (APML). If at all relapse occurs, following sites are involved: Central Nervous System (CNS), skin, testes, mediastinum, gingiva, and ear. Isolated CNS relapses after complete morphological and molecular remission is rarer particularly in children. AIM: To review the literature systematically to find out the incidence of isolated CNS relapse in paediatric APML cases. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A systematic search of major databases (Medline, Pubmed and Google Scholar) was conducted...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475442/investigating-histological-aspects-of-scars-in-children
#17
I Westra, P D H M Verhaegen, H Ibrahim Korkmaz, K I Braam, G J L Kaspers, H W M Niessen, F B Niessen
OBJECTIVE: Very little is known about histological aspects of paediatric scars and the possible role of the immune system during their formation. In this study, the histology thoracic scars caused by the placement of an implantable central venous access device in children who underwent treatment for cancer was assessed. METHOD: The amount and type of collagen, the collagen orientation, the type of elastic fibres, the vascularsation, and the count of neutrophils, macrophages, and lymphocytes were analysed...
May 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474617/diagnostic-prognostic-role-of-micrornas-in-paediatric-acute-myeloid-leukaemia
#18
REVIEW
Sachin Kumar, Sameer Bakhshi
Dysregulation in microRNAs (miRNAs) expression has been observed in distinct acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) subtypes, and their potential as an effective diagnostic and prognostic biomarker is slowly being realized. Certain miRNAs have been found to be associated with various cytogenetic and molecular abnormalities of prognostic significance in AML. Experimental evidences have indicated the potential of modulating miRNA expression as an effective antileukaemic strategy. This has opened a new window for miRNAs-based targeted therapies...
December 2016: Indian Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454012/spatial-clustering-of-childhood-leukaemia-with-the-integration-of-the-paediatric-environmental-history
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Alberto Cárceles-Álvarez, Juan A Ortega-García, Fernando A López-Hernández, Mayra Orozco-Llamas, Blanca Espinosa-López, Esther Tobarra-Sánchez, Lizbeth Alvarez
BACKGROUND: Leukaemia remains the most common type of paediatric cancer and its aetiology remains unknown, but considered to be multifactorial. It is suggested that the initiation in utero by relevant exposures and/or inherited genetic variants and, other promotional postnatal exposures are probably required to develop leukaemia. This study aimed to map the incidence and analyse possible clusters in the geographical distribution of childhood acute leukaemia during the critical periods and to evaluate the factors that may be involved in the aetiology by conducting community and individual risk assessments...
July 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452416/low-crebbp-expression-is-associated-with-adverse-long-term-outcomes-in-paediatric-acute-lymphoblastic-leukaemia
#20
Chao Gao, Rui-Dong Zhang, Shu-Guang Liu, Xiao-Xi Zhao, Lei Cui, Zhi-Xia Yue, Wei-Jing Li, Zhen-Ping Chen, Zhi-Gang Li, Qing Rao, Min Wang, Hu-Yong Zheng, Jian-Xiang Wang
OBJECTIVES: CREBBP alterations are associated with many diseases including leukaemia. However, CREBBP expression and its clinical relevance in paediatric acute lymphoblastic leukaemia have not been elucidated. METHODS: We studied CREBBP mRNA expression in 349 patients treated with either the BCH-2003 or CCLG-2008 protocol. Using a receiver operating characteristic curve, patients were divided into low- or high-CREBBP. The association among clinicobiological characteristics, outcomes and CREBBP level was analysed...
April 28, 2017: European Journal of Haematology
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