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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718728/a-phase-i-ii-randomized-trial-of-clofarabine-or-fludarabine-added-to-idarubicin-and-cytarabine-for-adults-with-relapsed-or-refractory-acute-myeloid-leukemia
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Nicholas J Short, Hagop Kantarjian, Farhad Ravandi, Xuelin Huang, Lianchun Xiao, Guillermo Garcia-Manero, William Plunkett, Varsha Gandhi, Koji Sasaki, Naveen Pemmaraju, Naval G Daver, Gautam Borthakur, Nitin Jain, Marina Konopleva, Zeev Estrov, Tapan M Kadia, William G Wierda, Courtney D DiNardo, Mark Brandt, Susan M O'Brien, Jorge E Cortes, Elias Jabbour
The purine nucleoside analogues clofarabine and fludarabine are active in acute myeloid leukemia (AML). We conducted a phase I/II randomized study of idarubicin and cytarabine with either clofarabine (CIA) or fludarabine (FIA) for relapsed or refractory AML. Clofarabine 15 mg/m(2) was identified as the recommended phase II dose. Eighty-one patients were assigned using adaptive randomization to CIA (n = 48) or FIA (n = 33). The complete response (CR)/CR without platelet recovery rate did not differ between CIA and FIA (38% versus 30%, respectively; p = ...
July 18, 2017: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718698/pegging-down-risk-factors-for-peg-asparaginase-hepatotoxicity-in-patients-with-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-%C3%A2
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Caitlin R Rausch, Bernard L Marini, Lydia L Benitez, Allison Elias, Patrick W Burke, Dale Bixby, Anthony J Perissinotti
Asparaginase is commonly de-emphasized/omitted in adult acute lymphoblastic leukemia regimens due to poor tolerability, including hepatotoxicity (HTX). Adult patients (n = 100) given induction therapy containing pegylated asparaginase (PEG) from January 2008 to February 2016 were evaluated for HTX. Sixteen patients met criteria for HTX (direct bilirubin >3 g/dL). A multivariable model identified body surface area >2m(2) (OR 7.40; 95% CI: 1.73-31.61, p = .007), albumin <3 mg/dL (OR 4.62; 95% CI: 1...
July 18, 2017: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718636/long-chain-alkyl-esters-of-hydroxycinnamic-acids-as-promising-anticancer-agents-selective-induction-of-apoptosis-in-cancer-cells
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José C J M D S Menezes, Najmeh Edraki, Shrivallabh Kamat, Mahsima Khoshneviszadeh, Zahra Kayani, Hossein Hadavand Mirzaei, Ramin Miri, Nasrollah Erfani, Maryam Nejati, José A S Cavaleiro, Tiago B Silva, Luciano Saso, Fernanda M Borges, Omidreza Firuzi
Cancer is the major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Hydroxycinnamic acids (HCAs) are naturally-occurring compounds and their alkyl esters may possess enhanced biological activities. We evaluated C4, C14, C16 and C18 alkyl esters of p-coumaric, ferulic, sinapic and caffeic acids (19 compounds) for their cytotoxic activity against four human cancer cells and also examined their effect on cell cycle alteration and apoptosis induction. The tetradecyl (1c) and hexadecyl (1d) esters of p-coumaric acid and tetradecyl ester of caffeic acid (4c), but not the parental HCAs, were selectively effective against MOLT-4 (human lymphoblastic leukemia) cells with IC50 values of 0...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716109/clinical-characteristics-and-outcomes-of-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-bacteremia-in-febrile-neutropenic-children-and-adolescents-with-the-impact-of-antibiotic-resistance-a-retrospective-study
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Hyo Sup Kim, Bo Kyoung Park, Seong Koo Kim, Seung Beom Han, Jae Wook Lee, Dong-Gun Lee, Nack-Gyun Chung, Bin Cho, Dae Chul Jeong, Jin Han Kang
BACKGROUND: Although the proportion of Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections has reduced after the introduction of antibiotics with anti-pseudomonal effects, P. aeruginosa bacteremia still causes high mortality in immunocompromised patients. This study determined the clinical characteristics and outcomes of P. aeruginosa bacteremia and the antibiotic susceptibilities of strains isolated from febrile neutropenic patients. METHODS: Thirty-one febrile neutropenic children and adolescents with underlying hematologic/oncologic disorders diagnosed with P...
July 17, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714944/impact-of-the-presence-of-hla-1-locus-mismatch-and-the-use-of-low-dose-antithymocyte-globulin-in-unrelated-bone-marrow-transplantation
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K Kawamura, J Kanda, S Fuji, M Murata, K Ikegame, K Yoshioka, T Fukuda, Y Ozawa, N Uchida, K Iwato, T Sakura, M Hidaka, H Hashimoto, T Ichinohe, Y Atsuta, Y Kanda
HLA 1-locus-mismatched unrelated donors (1MMUD) have been used in allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HCT) for patients who lack an HLA-matched donor. We retrospectively analyzed 3313 patients with acute leukemia or myelodysplastic syndrome who underwent bone marrow transplantation from an HLA allele-matched unrelated donor (MUD) or 1MMUD between 2009 and 2014. We compared the outcomes of MUD (n=2089) and 1MMUD with antithymocyte globulin (ATG) (1MM-ATG(+); n=109) with those of 1MMUD without ATG (1MM-ATG(-); n=1115)...
July 17, 2017: Bone Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714002/identification-of-key-genes-in-gram%C3%A2-positive-and-gram%C3%A2-negative-sepsis-using-stochastic-perturbation
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Zhenliang Li, Ying Zhang, Yaling Liu, Yanchun Liu, Youyi Li
Sepsis is an inflammatory response to pathogens (such as Gram‑positive and Gram‑negative bacteria), which has high morbidity and mortality in critically ill patients. The present study aimed to identify the key genes in Gram‑positive and Gram‑negative sepsis. GSE6535 was downloaded from Gene Expression Omnibus, containing 17 control samples, 18 Gram‑positive samples and 25 Gram‑negative samples. Subsequently, the limma package in R was used to screen the differentially expressed genes (DEGs). Hierarchical clustering was conducted for the specific DEGs in Gram‑negative and Gram‑negative samples using cluster software and the TreeView software...
July 15, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711727/a-chemotherapy-only-regimen-of-busulfan-melphalan-and-fludarabine-and-rabbit-atg-followed-by-allogeneic-t-cell-depleted-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplants-for-the-treatment-of-myeloid-malignancies
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Barbara Spitzer, Ann A Jakubowski, Esperanza B Papadopoulos, Kirsten Fuller, Patrick D Hilden, James W Young, Juliet Barker, Guenther Koehne, Miguel-Angel Perales, Katharine C Hsu, Marcel R M van den Brink, Nancy A Kernan, Susan E Prockop, Andromachi Scaradavou, Hugo Castro-Malaspina, Richard J O'Reilly, Farid Boulad
We sought to develop a myeloablative chemotherapeutic regimen to secure consistent engraftment of T-cell depleted (TCD) hematopoietic stem cell transplants (HSCT) without the need for total body irradiation, thereby reducing toxicity, while maintaining low rates of GvHD and without increasing relapse. We investigated the myeloablative combination of busulfan and melphalan, with the immunosuppressive agents fludarabine and rabbit anti-thymocyte gloubin (r-ATG) as cytoreduction prior to a T-cell depleted HSCT...
July 12, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708931/a-randomized-phase-2-study-of-idarubicin-and-cytarabine-with-clofarabine-or-fludarabine-in-patients-with-newly-diagnosed-acute-myeloid-leukemia
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Elias Jabbour, Nicholas J Short, Farhad Ravandi, Xuelin Huang, Lianchun Xiao, Guillermo Garcia-Manero, William Plunkett, Varsha Gandhi, Koji Sasaki, Naveen Pemmaraju, Naval G Daver, Gautam Borthakur, Nitin Jain, Marina Konopleva, Zeev Estrov, Tapan M Kadia, William G Wierda, Courtney D DiNardo, Mark Brandt, Susan M O'Brien, Jorge E Cortes, Hagop Kantarjian
BACKGROUND: Fludarabine and clofarabine are purine nucleoside analogues with established clinical activity in patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). METHODS: Herein, the authors evaluated the efficacy and safety of idarubicin and cytarabine with either clofarabine (CIA) or fludarabine (FIA) in adults with newly diagnosed AML. Adults with newly diagnosed AML who were deemed suitable for intensive chemotherapy were randomized using a Bayesian adaptive design to receive CIA (106 patients) or FIA (76 patients)...
July 14, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699191/a-re-appraisal-of-the-benefit-risk-profile-of-hydroxyurea-in-polycythemia-vera-a-propensity-matched-study
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Tiziano Barbui, Alessandro M Vannucchi, Guido Finazzi, Maria Chiara Finazzi, Arianna Masciulli, Alessandra Carobbio, Arianna Ghirardi, Gianni Tognoni
The use of Hydroxyurea (HU) as first line therapy in polycythemia vera (PV) has been criticized because no solid demonstration that this drug prevents thrombosis or prolongs survival has been so far produced. Here we present the outcomes of a large cohort of patients with PV included in the European Collaborative Low-dose Aspirin (ECLAP) study. We selected 1,042 patients who, during the follow-up, had received only phlebotomy (PHL) or HU to maintain the hematocrit level<45%. To assure comparability, we conducted a propensity score matching analysis...
July 11, 2017: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698789/a-population-based-study-on-myelodysplastic-syndromes-in-the-lazio-region-italy-medical-miscoding-and-11-year-mortality-follow-up-the-gruppo-romano-laziale-mielodisplasie-experience-of-retrospective-multicentric-registry
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Flavia Mayer, Laura Faglioni, Nera Agabiti, Susanna Fenu, Francesco Buccisano, Roberto Latagliata, Roberto Ricci, Maria Antonietta Aloe Spiriti, Caterina Tatarelli, Massimo Breccia, Giuseppe Cimino, Luana Fianchi, Marianna Criscuolo, Svitlana Gumenyuk, Stefano Mancini, Luca Maurillo, Carolina Nobile, Pasquale Niscola, Anna Lina Piccioni, Agostino Tafuri, Giulio Trapè, Alessandro Andriani, Paolo De Fabritiis, Maria Teresa Voso, Marina Davoli, Gina Zini
Data on Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS) are difficult to collect by cancer registries because of the lack of reporting and the use of different classifications of the disease. In the Lazio Region, data from patients with a confirmed diagnosis of MDS, treated by a hematology center, have been collected since 2002 by the Gruppo Romano-Laziale Mielodisplasie (GROM-L) registry, the second MDS registry existing in Italy. This study aimed at evaluating MDS medical miscoding during hospitalizations, and patients' survival...
2017: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694233/comparing-the-safety-and-efficacy-of-voriconazole-versus-posaconazole-in-the-prevention-of-invasive-fungal-infections-in-high-risk-patients-with-hematological-malignancies
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Ray Hachem, Andrew Assaf, Yazan Numan, Pankil Shah, Ying Jiang, Anne-Marie Chaftari, Issam I Raad
Invasive fungal infection (IFI) is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in immunocompromised cancer patients. New triazole-based antifungal agents have been recommended for IFI prophylaxis in these patients. This retrospective study compared the safety and efficacy of voriconazole and posaconazole as prophylaxis in patients with hematological malignancies (HM), who were admitted to The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center between January 2014 and August 2015, and who were started on single antifungal prophylaxis consisting of either voriconazole or posaconazole...
July 7, 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694085/baseline-characteristics-predicting-very-good-outcome-of-allogeneic-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation-in-young-patients-with-high-cytogenetic-risk-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia%C3%A2-a-retrospective-analysis-from-the-chronic-malignancies-working-party-of-the-ebmt
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Michel van Gelder, Dimitris Ziagkos, Liesbeth de Wreede, Anja van Biezen, Peter Dreger, Martin Gramatzki, Matthias Stelljes, Niels Smedegaard Andersen, Nicolaas Schaap, Antonin Vitek, Dietrich Beelen, Vesa Lindström, Jürgen Finke, Jacob Passweg, Matthias Eder, Maciej Machaczka, Julio Delgado, William Krüger, Luděk Raida, Gerard Socié, Pavel Jindra, Boris Afanasyev, Eva Wagner, Yves Chalandon, Anja Henseler, Stefan Schoenland, Nicolaus Kröger, Johannes Schetelig
BACKGROUND: Patients with genetically high-risk relapsed/refractory chronic lymphocytic leukemia have shorter median progression-free survival (PFS) with kinase- and BCL2-inhibitors (KI, BCL2i). Allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (alloHCT) may result in sustained PFS, especially in younger patients because of its age-dependent non-relapse mortality (NRM) risk, but outcome data are lacking for this population. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Risk factors for 2-year NRM and 8-year PFS were identified in patients < 50 years in an updated European Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation registry cohort (n = 197; median follow-up, 90...
June 17, 2017: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694043/risk-factors-and-clinical-characteristics-of-non-promyelocytic-acute-myeloid-leukemia-of-intracerebral-hemorrhage-a-single-center-study-in-china
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Qiaolei Zhang, Xueying Li, Zhangyue Wei, Xiujin Ye, Lixia Zhu, Mixue Xie, Wanzhuo Xie, Jingjing Zhu, Li Li, De Zhou, Yanlong Zheng, Xiudi Yang, Mingyu Zhu, Jianai Sun
BACKGROUND: Although high mortality in patients with acute leukemia (AL) is associated with intracranial hemorrhage (ICH), the clinical features and pathogenesis of AL patients with cerebral hemorrhage are not well known. METHODS: We diagnosed 90 patients with ICH from a total of 1467 patients with non-promyelocytic AL who had been hospitalized in the First Affiliated Hospital of Medical School of Zhejiang University from January 2010 to October 2015. Moreover, the risk factors of ICH death were evaluated...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691152/reduced-bucy-2-and-g-csf-primed-bone-marrow-associates-with-low-graft-versus-host-disease-and-transplant-related-mortality-in-allogeneic-hsct
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Eucario Leon Rodriguez, Monica M Rivera Franco, Sandra I Perez Alvarez
Allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT) is the ideal treatment for several diseases. However, the morbidity and mortality associated with the procedure might limit its widespread use; therefore, we implemented reduced BUCY2 as conditioning method along with the use of G-CSF-primed bone marrow (G-BM) in order to reduce complications, including graft-versus-host-disease (GVHD), and to improve survival in these patients. An analysis of transplant characteristics, complications, and survival of patients undergoing an allo-HSCT using this conditioning regimen (busulfan 12 mg/kg and cyclophosphamide 80 mg/kg) plus G-BM was performed...
July 9, 2017: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689016/long-term-follow-up-of-invasive-aspergillosis-in-allogeneic-stem-cell-transplantation-recipients-and-leukemia-patients-differences-in-risk-factors-and-outcomes
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S Bonnet, R Duléry, K Regany, M Bouketouche, L Magro, V Coiteux, S Alfandari, C Berthon, B Quesnel, I Yakoub-Agha
Antifungal prophylaxis (AP) has dramatically changed the epidemiology of invasive aspergillosis (IA). To better understand the differences in terms of clinical significance of IA between allogeneic stem cell transplantation (allo-SCT) recipients and patients treated for leukemia, we report a single-center study of 735 unselected consecutive patients treated between 2000 and 2004, before the era of systematic AP. Probable or confirmed IA were observed in 29 patients (2008 EORTC/MSG criteria), including 7/235 undergoing allo-SCT (5...
July 5, 2017: Current Research in Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689002/age-acts-as-an-adverse-independent-variable-for-survival-in-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-data-from-a-cohort-in-northeast-mexico
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José Carlos Jaime-Pérez, Lucía Teresa Fernández, Raúl Alberto Jiménez-Castillo, Andrés Gómez-De León, Olga Graciela Cantú-Rodríguez, César Homero Gutiérrez-Aguirre, David Gómez-Almaguer
BACKGROUND: Survival for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) decreases with age. Patients across all age groups from a homogeneous ethnic and socioeconomic background were studied to document age effect. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Patients diagnosed from 2005 to 2015 at a university hospital in Northeast Mexico were divided into 4 age groups: infants (< 1), children (≥ 1 to < 16), adolescents (≥ 16 to ≤ 20), and adults (> 20 years). Correlation between age at diagnosis and relapse-free (RFS) and overall survival (OS) was investigated...
June 17, 2017: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687223/how-to-prevent-relapse-after-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-in-patients-with-acute-leukemia-and-myelodysplastic-syndrome
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N Yafour, F Beckerich, C E Bulabois, P Chevallier, E Daguindau, C Dumesnil, T Guillaume, A Huynh, S Masouridi Levrat, A L Menard, C Pautas, X Poiré, A Ravinet, M Michallet, A Bazarbachi
Disease relapse remains the first cause of mortality of hematological malignancies after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HCT). The risk of recurrence is elevated in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) patients with high-risk cytogenetic or molecular abnormalities, as well as when allo-HCT is performed in patients with refractory hematological malignancies or with persistent molecular or radiological (PET-CT scan) residual disease. For high risk AML and myelodysplasia (MDS), a post transplant maintenance strategy is possible, using hypomethylating agents or tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKI) anti-FLT3 when the target is present...
July 4, 2017: Current Research in Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683646/bloodstream-infections-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia-patients-treated-according-to-the-finnish-leukemia-group-aml-2003-protocol-a-prospective-nationwide-study
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Aarne Kolonen, Marjatta Sinisalo, Reetta Huttunen, Jaana Syrjänen, Janne Aittoniemi, Heini Huhtala, Marja Sankelo, Hannele Rintala, Riikka Räty, Esa Jantunen, Tapio Nousiainen, Marjaana Säily, Marjut Kauppila, Maija Itälä-Remes, Hanna Ollikainen, Auvo Rauhala, Pirjo Koistinen, Erkki Elonen
BACKGROUND: Infections greatly influence the outcome of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) patients receiving intensive treatment. The aim of this study was to establish the incidence, microbial etiology, risk factors and prognosis of bloodstream infections (BSIs) in patients with AML and compare the results with the previous treatment protocol (AML-92). METHODS: Registery data were gathered prospectively from 357 patients aged 16-65 years recruited on the AML-2003 treatment protocol between November 2003 and November 2011 during different treatment cycles...
July 6, 2017: Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677814/involvement-of-mitochondrial-dynamics-in-the-antineoplastic-activity-of-cisplatin-in-murine-leukemia-l1210-cells
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Xiao-Jian Han, Sheng-Lan Shi, Yong-Fang Wei, Li-Ping Jiang, Miao-Yu Guo, Hong-Li Wu, Yu-Ying Wan
Leukemia is a type of hematopoietic stem cell malignant cloned disease with high mortality. Cisplatin-based chemotherapy is one of the most common treatments for leukemia. Similar to other chemotherapeutic agents, cisplatin resistance has become a serious issue in cancer therapy. In the present study, we investigated the role of mitochondrial dynamics in the antineoplastic activity of cisplatin in murine leukemia L1210 cells. Firstly, the L1210 cell line resistant to cisplatin (L1210/DDP) was established. Compared to its parental cell line, the IC50 value of cisplatin in the L1210/DDP cells was increased 10-fold...
June 28, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677112/adult-t-cell-leukemia-cell-induced-uveitis-rapid-increase-in-adult-t-cell-leukemia-cells-disrupts-the-blood-ocular-barrier
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Mitsuhito Hirano, Nobuhiro Ohno, Ryuji Tanosaki, Manabu Mochizuki, Kyoko Ohno-Matsui, Kaoru Uchimaru, Arinobu Tojo, Koju Kamoi
Adult T-cell leukemia-lymphoma (ATL), a rare lymphoid malignancy with a high mortality rate, is caused by the human T-cell leukemia virus type 1. Due to its rarity and poor prognosis, ocular manifestations have yet to be well documented. The mechanisms that underlie ocular involvement in ATL patients, thus, remain poorly understood. We report the first successfully tracked case of ocular inflammation (i.e., uveitis) that developed simultaneously in conjunction with a rapid increase in ATL cells. Our findings for this case suggest that a rapid increase in ATL cells contributed to the disruption of the blood-ocular barrier, which may, thus, represent one mechanism underlying the induction of uveitis in ATL patients...
July 4, 2017: International Journal of Hematology
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