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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346543/the-impact-of-reported-beta-lactam-allergy-in-hospitalized-patients-with-hematologic-malignancies-requiring-antibiotics
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Kuan-Hsiang Gary Huang, Valerie Cluzet, Keith Hamilton, Olajumoke Fadugba
Background: Patients hospitalized with hematologic malignancy are particularly vulnerable to infection. The impact of reported beta-lactam (BL) allergy in this population remains unknown. Objective: To define the impact of reported BL-only allergy (BLOA) label on clinical outcomes compared to those with no BL allergy (NBLA) in hematologic malignancy inpatients requiring systemic antibiotics. Methods: Retrospective cohort study of adult inpatients with hematologic malignancy admitted at two tertiary care hospitals 2010-2015...
January 16, 2018: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343153/cryptococcal-infections-in-two-patients-receiving-ibrutinib-therapy-for-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
#2
Matthew Stankowicz, Megan Banaszynski, Russell Crawford
Cryptococcal infections are responsible for significant morbidity and mortality in immunocompromised patients. Reports of these infections in patients on small molecular kinase inhibitors have not been widely reported in clinical trials. We describe one case of cryptococcal meningoencephalitis and one case of cryptococcal pneumonia in two patients who were receiving ibrutinib for chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Despite different sites of cryptococcal infection, both patients had similar presentations of acute illness...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335768/ctla-4-polymorphisms-influence-on-transplant-related-mortality-and-survival-in-children-undergoing-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
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Judith Hammrich, Susan Wittig, Thomas Ernst, Bernd Gruhn
PURPOSE: Allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is a curative approach for a variety of hematological diseases; however, it is still associated with substantial morbidity and mortality. Transplant-related mortality (TRM) after HSCT depends mainly on the toxicity of the conditioning regimen, infections, and graft-versus-host disease. The purpose of this study was to identify the association between CTLA-4 single nucleotide polymorphisms and TRM in children undergoing allogeneic HSCT...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335077/-burden-of-pediatric-cancer-in-jiangxi-china-in-2010-and-2015
#4
Gang Xu, Ying Chen, Jie Liu, Shi-Wei Liu, Ping Wang, Jing Yang, Jiu-Ling Huang
OBJECTIVE: To study the burden of pediatric cancer in Jiangxi, China, in 2010 and 2015 and its changes from 2010 to 2015. METHODS: The data of pediatric cancer in Jiangxi in 2010 and 2015 were collected from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015 in China, including number of cases, number of deaths, years of life lost (YLL), years lived with disability (YLD), and disability-adjusted life years (DALY). The standardized incidence rate, mortality rate, and DALY rate were calculated with the national census data in 2010 as the standard population, in order to evaluate the changes in incidence, mortality, and disease burden of pediatric cancer in Jiangxi...
January 2018: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332925/pulmonary-artery-pseudoaneurysm-secondary-to-lung-inf-lammation
#5
Shinichirou Ishimoto, Hiroyuki Sakurai, Ryouta Higure, Riken Kawachi, Mie Shimamura
Pulmonary artery aneurysms (PAA) and pseudoaneurysms (PAP) are caused by infections, vasculitis, trauma, pulmonary hypertension, congenital heart disease, and connective tissue disease. Most cases of such aneurysm occur in the trunk or major branches of the pulmonary artery, while the peripheral type is less common. The treatment modalities are medical therapy, surgery, and percutaneous catheter embolization. The mortality rate associated with rupture is approximately 50%. We encountered a case of a 53-year-old man with a pulmonary artery pseudoaneurysm secondary to pneumonia and cavity formation during chemotherapy for acute myeloid leukemia (AML)...
January 15, 2018: Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330392/haploidentical-hematopoietic-sct-using-helical-tomotherapy-for-total-body-irradiation-and-targeted-dose-boost-in-patients-with-high-risk-refractory-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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Zujun Jiang, Junsong Jia, Chunyan Yue, Yan Pang, Zenghui Liu, Ling Ouyang, Hongbo Li, Jinjian Zhang, Ting Wen, Jing Li, Zhiqiang Li, Yan Wang, Yang Xiao, Haowen Xiao
A novel conditioning regimen using helical tomotherapy (HT) was developed to deliver 10 Gy for total body irradiation (TBI) and simultaneously augment dose to 12 Gy for targeted dose boost to total marrow, central nervous system leukemia, and extramedullary disease sites in patients with high-risk or relapsed/refractory acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) receiving haploidentical allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT). Fourteen patients were included, eight of these patients were in first complete remission (CR1), one was in CR2, one had a partial response and four patients had refractory disease at transplantation...
January 12, 2018: Bone Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327534/gastric-angioinvasive-mucormycosis-in-immunocompetent-adult-a-rare-occurrence
#7
Mukesh Nasa, Zubin Sharma, Lipika Lipi, Randhir Sud
Mucormycosis is a rare, opportunistic fungal infection that occurs almost exclusively in immunocompromised hosts such as patients with diabetes mellitus, leukemia, lymphoma, renal disease, septicemia, burns, malnutrition, and following long-term treatment with steroids and antibiotics. Based on the clinical presentation and involvement, mucormycosis is classified as six major forms, namely, rhinocerebral, pulmonary, cutaneous, gastrointestinal (GI), disseminated and miscellaneous, with rhinocerebral and pulmonary being the common forms...
December 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324476/revisiting-autologous-transplantation-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia
#8
Chezi Ganzel, Jacob M Rowe
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Autologous hematopoietic cell transplantation (auto-HCT) has been evaluated as a consolidation treatment for acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in the 1980s and 1990s. These prospective studies from large trials compared auto-HCT with chemotherapy. A comparison was made also with allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (allo-HCT). These studies reported a lower relapse rate with auto-HCT compared with chemotherapy, but without impact on the overall survival. A high transplant-related mortality in that era confounded the relevance of these data...
January 10, 2018: Current Opinion in Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317998/new-and-emerging-therapies-for-acute-and-chronic-graft-versus-host-disease
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REVIEW
LaQuisa Hill, Amin Alousi, Partow Kebriaei, Rohtesh Mehta, Katayoun Rezvani, Elizabeth Shpall
Graft versus host disease (GVHD) remains a major cause of morbidity and mortality following allogeneic hematopoietic stem-cell transplantation (HSCT). Despite the use of prophylactic GVHD regimens, a significant proportion of transplant recipients will develop acute or chronic GVHD following HSCT. Corticosteroids are standard first-line therapy, but are only effective in roughly half of all cases with ~50% of patients going on to develop steroid-refractory disease, which increases the risk of nonrelapse mortality...
January 2018: Therapeutic Advances in Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312576/matrine-inhibits-bcr-abl-mediated-erk-mapk-pathway-in-human-leukemia-cells
#10
Lingdi Ma, Zhenyu Xu, Jian Wang, Zhichao Zhu, Guibin Lin, Lijia Jiang, Xuzhang Lu, Chang Zou
The BCR/ABL fusion gene and its downstream signaling pathways such as Ras/Raf/MAPK, JAK/STAT3, and PI3K/AKT pathways play important roles in malignant transformation of leukemia, especially chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML). Our previous study showed that matrine, an alkaloid extracted from a Chinese herb radix sophorae, significantly inhibited the proliferation of human CML K562cells, induced cell cycle arrest in G0/G1, and promoted cell apoptosis. In the present study, we investigated the molecular mechanism of matrine in the growth inhibition of leukemia cells using K562 and HL-60 cell lines...
December 12, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311051/relationship-between-state-level-google-online-search-volume-and-cancer-incidence-in-the-united-states-retrospective-study
#11
Charles A Phillips, Allison Barz Leahy, Yimei Li, Marilyn M Schapira, L Charles Bailey, Raina M Merchant
BACKGROUND: In the United States, cancer is common, with high morbidity and mortality; cancer incidence varies between states. Online searches reflect public awareness, which could be driven by the underlying regional cancer epidemiology. OBJECTIVE: The objective of our study was to characterize the relationship between cancer incidence and online Google search volumes in the United States for 6 common cancers. A secondary objective was to evaluate the association of search activity with cancer-related public events and celebrity news coverage...
January 8, 2018: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310512/moxifloxacin-versus-levofloxacin-for-antibacterial-prophylaxis-in-acute-leukemia-patients
#12
Pauline Lee, Randall W Knoebel, Jennifer Pisano, Natasha N Pettit
Objective The primary endpoint of this study was to determine the incidence of febrile neutropenia among patients receiving either moxifloxacin or levofloxacin for antibacterial prophylaxis. Secondary endpoints were number of documented infections and in-hospital mortality in patients who develop febrile neutropenia. Methods A single-center retrospective cohort analysis at a large tertiary care academic medical center was conducted. This study included adult acute leukemia patients (age ≥18 years old) who received inpatient antibacterial prophylaxis (moxifloxacin or levofloxacin) from 1 July 2012 to 1 October 2014...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305723/image-guided-ommaya-reservoir-insertion-for-intraventricular-chemotherapy-a-retrospective-series
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Jonathan C Lau, Suzanne E Kosteniuk, David R Macdonald, Joseph F Megyesi
BACKGROUND: Ayub Ommaya proposed a surgical technique for subcutaneous reservoir and pump placement in 1963 to allow access to intraventricular cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). Currently, the most common indication for Ommaya reservoir insertion (ORI) in adults is for patients with hematologic or leptomeningeal disorders requiring repeated injection of chemotherapy into the CSF space. Historically, the intraventricular catheter has been inserted blindly based on anatomical landmarks. The purpose of this study was to examine short-term complication rates with ORI with image guidance (IG) and without image guidance (non-IG)...
January 5, 2018: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304394/perforin-gene-variation-influences-survival-in-childhood-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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Aleksandra Jaworowska, Agata Pastorczak, Joanna Trelinska, Kamila Wypyszczak, Maciej Borowiec, Wojciech Fendler, Lukasz Sedek, Tomasz Szczepanski, Rafal Ploski, Wojciech Młynarski
Although a growing body of data links mutations in the perforin gene with increased susceptibility to hematologic malignancies, no studies discuss their influence on the clinical course of such diseases. The present study examines the impact of perforin gene variation on the clinical outcome in acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) patients. The study enrolled 312 children aged 1-18 years, treated for ALL. PRF1 gene variants were analyzed through direct DNA sequencing. Variation in rs885822 was found to be associated with overall survival: patients carrying the GG genotype demonstrated a significantly increased risk of death compared to those carrying the A allele, independently of ALL risk groups (HR 3...
January 2, 2018: Leukemia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296964/alternative-donors-for-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-in-poor-risk-aml-in-cr1
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Jurjen Versluis, Myriam Labopin, Annalisa Ruggeri, Gerard Socie, Depei Wu, Liisa Volin, Didier Blaise, Noel Milpied, Charles Craddock, Ibrahim Yakoub-Agha, Johan Maertens, Per Ljungman, Anne Huynh, Mauricette Michallet, Eric Deconinck, Patrice Chevallier, Jakob Passweg, Fabio Ciceri, Mohamad Mohty, Jan J Cornelissen, Arnon Nagler
Allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (alloHSCT) remains the treatment of choice to consolidate remission in patients with poor-risk acute myeloid leukemia (AML). With increasing alternative donors available, the preferred donor or stem cell source is debated. We set out to study outcome in recipients of alloHSCT with poor-risk AML in first complete remission (CR1) by donor type. A total of 6545 adult patients with poor-risk AML in CR1 receiving an alloHSCT using matched related donor (MRD, n = 3511) or alternative donors, including 10/10 (n = 1959) or 9/10 matched unrelated donors (MUDs, n = 549), umbilical cord blood (UCB) grafts (n = 333), or haplo-identical (haplo) donors (n = 193) were compared...
February 28, 2017: Blood Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296875/vaccination-with-autologous-myeloblasts-admixed-with-gm-k562-cells-in-patients-with-advanced-mds-or-aml-after-allogeneic-hsct
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Vincent T Ho, Haesook T Kim, Natalie Bavli, Martin Mihm, Olga Pozdnyakova, Matthias Piesche, Heather Daley, Carol Reynolds, Nicholas C Souders, Corey Cutler, John Koreth, Edwin P Alyea, Joseph H Antin, Jerome Ritz, Glenn Dranoff, Robert J Soiffer
We report a clinical trial testing vaccination of autologous myeloblasts admixed with granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor secreting K562 cells after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). Patients with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) or acute myeloid leukemia (AML) with ≥5% marrow blasts underwent myeloblast collection before HSCT. At approximately day +30, 6 vaccines composed of irradiated autologous myeloblasts mixed with GM-K562 were administered. Tacrolimus-based graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) prophylaxis was not tapered until vaccine completion (∼day 100)...
November 14, 2017: Blood Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296850/progressive-multifocal-leukoencephalopathy-and-hematologic-malignancies-a-single-cancer-center-retrospective-review
#17
Elizabeth C Neil, Lisa M DeAngelis
Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) is an uncommon opportunistic infection with high morbidity and mortality. This is an institutional review board-approved retrospective review of medical records identified by diagnostic coding for PML or John Cunningham virus (JCV) from 2000 to 2015. Inclusion criteria were cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) positive for JCV by polymerase chain reaction or brain biopsy-proven PML in non-HIV patients. There were 16 patients, 12 of whom were men (75%); the median age was 56 years (range, 31-71 years)...
October 24, 2017: Blood Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296849/risk-and-timing-of-cardiovascular-death-among-patients-with-myelodysplastic-syndromes
#18
Andrew M Brunner, Traci M Blonquist, Gabriela S Hobbs, Philip C Amrein, Donna S Neuberg, David P Steensma, Gregory A Abel, Amir T Fathi
Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) are clonal hematopoietic stem cell disorders associated with progression to leukemia and poor survival. Clonal hematopoiesis in people without an MDS diagnosis carries an increased risk of cardiovascular death. Many clonally restricted mutations are shared between patients with MDS and those with non-MDS clonal hematopoiesis; therefore, we evaluated the risk of cardiovascular death among patients with MDS. We evaluated adults with MDS in the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results database of the National Cancer Institute and compared them with the general population living in the same states...
October 24, 2017: Blood Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296834/haploidentical-transplant-in-patients-with-myelodysplastic-syndrome
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Marie Robin, Raphael Porcher, Fabio Ciceri, Maria Teresa van Lint, Stella Santarone, Gerhard Ehninger, Didier Blaise, Zafer Güllbas, Soledad Gonzáles Muñiz, Mauricette Michallet, Andrea Velardi, Linda Koster, Johan Maertens, Jorge Sierra, Dominik Selleslag, Aleksandar Radujkovic, José L Díez-Martin, Lothar Kanz, Concepcion Herrera Arroyo, Dietger Niederwieser, He Huang, Andrew McDonald, Theo de Witte, Yener Koc, Nicolaus Kröger
The only curative treatment in patients with intermediate or high-risk myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) is allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT), which usually results in a long-term, disease-free survival rate of between 30% and 50%, depending on the disease risk and the type of donor. In patients without an HLA-matched sibling donor, a family haploidentical donor is an alternative option. The present study reports the European Group for Blood and Marrow Transplantation activity for haploidentical transplantation in MDS patients...
October 10, 2017: Blood Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296818/genetic-association-with-b-cell-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-in-allogeneic-transplant-patients-differs-by-age-and-sex
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Alyssa I Clay-Gilmour, Theresa Hahn, Leah M Preus, Kenan Onel, Andrew Skol, Eric Hungate, Qianqian Zhu, Christopher A Haiman, Daniel O Stram, Loreall Pooler, Xin Sheng, Li Yan, Qian Liu, Qiang Hu, Song Liu, Sebastiano Battaglia, Xiaochun Zhu, AnneMarie W Block, Sheila N J Sait, Ezgi Karaesmen, Abbas Rizvi, Daniel J Weisdorf, Christine B Ambrosone, David Tritchler, Eva Ellinghaus, David Ellinghaus, Martin Stanulla, Jacqueline Clavel, Laurent Orsi, Stephen Spellman, Marcelo C Pasquini, Philip L McCarthy, Lara E Sucheston-Campbell
The incidence and mortality rates of B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL) differ by age and sex. To determine if inherited genetic susceptibility contributes to these differences we performed 2 genome-wide association studies (GWAS) by age, sex, and subtype and subsequent meta-analyses. The GWAS included 446 B-ALL cases, and 3027 healthy unrelated blood and marrow transplant (BMT) donors as controls from the Determining the Influence of Susceptibility Conveying Variants Related to One-Year Mortality after BMT (DISCOVeRY-BMT) study...
September 12, 2017: Blood Advances
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