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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078835/pathological-characteristics-of-fifty-patients-with-renal-amyloidosis-in-sri-lanka
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D L Dasanayaka, S Wijetunge, N V Ratnatunga
Renal involvement is the most important cause of morbidity and mortality in systemic amyloidosis. This retrospective analysis was conducted to analyse the clinico-pathological characteristics of renal amyloidosis in a group of Sri Lankan patients undergoing renal biopsy. Renal amyloidosis was observed in 50/ 9712 (0.5%) renal biopsies. The underlying cause for amyloidosis was not known in most. Of the known causes multiple myeloma was the commonest. Nephrotic range proteinuria was the most common clinical outcome and most had grade I to III chronic kidney disease at the time of diagnosis...
30, 2016: Ceylon Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076253/presenting-signs-of-multiple-myeloma-and-the-effect-of-diagnostic-delay-on-the-prognosis
#2
Neta Goldschmidt, Leora Zamir, Alina Poperno, Nathan R Kahan, Ora Paltiel
BACKGROUND: Presenting symptoms of multiple myeloma (MM) are vague and nonspecific. Early detection poses a diagnostic challenge in primary care. We assessed whether clinical and laboratory data could provide early clues to MM diagnosis and whether time to detection affects survival. METHODS: A retrospective population-based study, including 110 men and women diagnosed with MM between 2002 and 2011, and matched cancer-free controls presenting with back pain. Clinical and laboratory data were extracted from medical records for the 2-year period prior to diagnosis of MM/back pain complaint...
November 2016: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine: JABFM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067771/ck2-an-emerging-target-for-neurological-and-psychiatric-disorders
#3
REVIEW
Julia Castello, Andre Ragnauth, Eitan Friedman, Heike Rebholz
Protein kinase CK2 has received a surge of attention in recent years due to the evidence of its overexpression in a variety of solid tumors and multiple myelomas as well as its participation in cell survival pathways. CK2 is also upregulated in the most prevalent and aggressive cancer of brain tissue, glioblastoma multiforme, and in preclinical models, pharmacological inhibition of the kinase has proven successful in reducing tumor size and animal mortality. CK2 is highly expressed in the mammalian brain and has many bona fide substrates that are crucial in neuronal or glial homeostasis and signaling processes across synapses...
January 5, 2017: Pharmaceuticals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063964/impact-of-hepatitis-b-core-antibody-hbcab-seropositivity-on-the-outcome-of-autologous-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-for-multiple-myeloma
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Ankur Varma, Laura Biritxinaga, Rima M Saliba, Maximilian Stich, Sarah Francesca Jauch, Aimaz Afrough, Medhavi Honhar, Uday R Popat, Mehnaz A Shafi, Nina Shah, Qaiser Bashir, Yvonne Dinh, Chitra Hosing, Richard E Champlin, Muzaffar H Qazilbash
Hepatitis B core antibody (HBcAb) seropositivity has been associated with a higher rate of hepatitis B virus (HBV) reactivation after chemotherapy, even in patients who are hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) negative. However, little is known about the risk of HBV reactivation after autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (auto-HCT). We evaluated the incidence of HBV reactivation, liver toxicity and survival in patients with multiple myeloma (MM) who received auto-HCT at our institution. We retrospectively identified 107 MM patients with resolved HBV infection (HBcAb positive, HBsAg negative) and 125 patients with negative HBV serology (controls) who were matched for age, timing of auto-HCT from diagnosis, cytogenetics, disease status at transplant, induction therapy, and preparative regimen...
January 4, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056867/risk-factors-and-characteristics-of-blood-stream-infections-in-patients-with-newly-diagnosed-multiple-myeloma
#5
Chun-Teng Huang, Chia-Jen Liu, Po-Shen Ko, Han-Tsung Liu, Yuan-Bin Yu, Liang-Tsai Hsiao, Jyh-Pyng Gau, Cheng-Hwai Tzeng, Tzeon-Jye Chiou, Jin-Hwang Liu, Muh-Hwa Yang, Ling-Ju Huang, Chun-Yu Liu
BACKGROUND: Patients with multiple myeloma are generally immune-compromised either due to pronounced depression in primary antibody responses or because of anti-myeloma therapy. Infection is a major risk factor for early deaths among these patients. The impact of blood stream infections (BSI) on newly diagnosed myeloma patients has been less studied. We aimed to study the incidence and risk factors of BSI within 3 months after diagnosis of multiple myeloma in a tertiary referral center...
January 6, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039512/efficacy-and-safety-of-autologous-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation-in-elderly-patients-with-multiple-myeloma-a-retrospective-national-multi-site-cohort-study
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Yael C Cohen, Tsila Zuckerman, Moshe Yeshurun, Galit Perez, Hila Magen, Israel Henig, Itai Levi, Liat Shargian, Svetlana Trestman, Uri Rouvio, Elizabeth Naparstek, Eti Ganon-Elazar, Irit Avivi, Ron Ram
We aimed to test the efficacy and toxicity of autologous hematopoietic cell transplant (HCT) in Multiple Myeloma (MM) patients aged ≥65 years compared to patients aged 60-64. Two hundred twenty consecutive patients (age ≥65, n = 87) with MM aged 60 and above, who underwent HCT as part of an upfront MM treatment, at four Israeli centers between 2000 and 2014 were included. A melphalan dose of 200 mg/m(2) was more frequent in the 60-64 age group vs. the ≥65 age group (77 vs. 57%, p = 0.002). There were no differences between groups in median day of neutrophil engraftment, incidence of infections, grades 3-4 mucositis, cardiovascular events, or non-relapse mortality at 100 days post HCT (4...
February 2017: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27983726/risk-stratification-in-myeloma-by-detection-of-circulating-plasma-cells-prior-to-autologous-stem-cell-transplantation-in-the-novel-agent-era
#7
R Chakraborty, E Muchtar, S K Kumar, D Jevremovic, F K Buadi, D Dingli, A Dispenzieri, S R Hayman, W J Hogan, P Kapoor, M Q Lacy, N Leung, M A Gertz
The impact of circulating plasma cells (CPCs) prior to autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT) for multiple myeloma has not been defined in the novel agent era. We evaluated the impact of pre-transplant CPCs, detected by six-color flow cytometry in patients undergoing early ASCT on post-transplant response, progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS). CPCs were detected in 162 out of 840 (19.3%) patients, with the median number of CPCs being 58 per 150 000 events. Ninety-nine percent of patients had received proteasome inhibitor and/or immunomodulator-based induction...
December 16, 2016: Blood Cancer Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914102/examining-temporal-effects-on-cancer-risk-in-the-international-nuclear-workers-study-inworks
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Robert D Daniels, Stephen J Bertke, David B Richardson, Elisabeth Cardis, Michael Gillies, Jacqueline A O'Hagan, Richard Haylock, Dominique Laurier, Klervi Leuraud, Monika Moissonnier, Isabelle Thierry-Chef, Ausrele Kesminiene, Mary K Schubauer-Berigan
The paper continues the series of publications from the International Nuclear Workers Study cohort (INWORKS) that comprises 308,297 workers from France, the United Kingdom and the United States, providing 8.2 million person-years of observation from a combined follow-up period (at earliest 1944 to at latest 2005). These workers' external radiation exposures were primarily to photons, resulting in an estimated average career absorbed dose to the colon of 17.4 milligray. The association between cumulative ionizing radiation dose and cancer mortality was evaluated in general relative risk models that describe modification of the excess relative risk (ERR) per gray (Gy) by time since exposure and age at exposure...
December 3, 2016: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907052/prevalence-and-mortality-related-factors-of-multiple-myeloma-in-taiwan
#9
Jia-Hong Chen, Chi-Hsiang Chung, Yung-Chih Wang, Shun-Neng Hsu, Wen-Yen Huang, Wu-Chien Chien
In this retrospective cohort study based in Taiwan, we reported the current epidemiology of patients with multiple myeloma and analyzed the factors affecting mortality. We identified 7285 patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma (MM) between 1997 and 2013 in Taiwan. Privileges data from the National Health Institute Research Database was used, as it is made readily available to the public in electronic format for research purposes. From 1997 to 2013, the average incidence of MM per 100,000 people was 1...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903157/obesity-and-other-cancers
#10
Lin Yang, Bettina F Drake, Graham A Colditz
Purpose Evidence on overweight, obesity, and an increased risk of cancer continues to accumulate and was updated in the 2016 handbook on weight control from the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). The underlying primary data, together with dose-response meta-analysis and, finally, pooled analysis of individual participant data, add insight into the relation between obesity and cancer risk and prognosis. We summarize the evidence for mortality from prostate cancer, hematologic malignancies, and kidney cancer...
December 10, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902730/spectrum-of-cerebrovascular-disease-in-patients-with-multiple-myeloma-undergoing-chemotherapy-results-of-a-case-control-study
#11
Archana Hinduja, Kaustubh Limaye, Rahul Ravilla, Appalnaidu Sasapu, Xenofon Papanikolaou, Lai Wei, Michel Torbey, Sarah Waheed
OBJECTIVES: Patients with multiple myeloma (MM) are at increased risk of arterial thrombosis. Our aim was to determine the risk factors, mechanisms and outcome of strokes in these patients. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective matched case-control study from our database of MM patients enrolled in Total Therapy (TT) 2, TT3a and TT3b protocols who developed a vascular event (transient ischemic attack, ischemic stroke, or intracerebral hemorrhage) from October 1998 to January 2014...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825469/the-role-of-stem-cell-transplantation-in-waldenstrom-s-macroglobulinemia
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REVIEW
Rajshekhar Chakraborty, Eli Muchtar, Morie A Gertz
Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia (WM) is an indolent B-cell lymphoma, which is highly chemosensitive, with an overall response rate over 90% to novel agents. However, most patients eventually relapse after response to first-line chemotherapy, necessitating further treatment. The possibility of long-lasting remission after high-dose cytotoxic chemotherapy followed by stem cell rescue is high in WM due to the chemosensitive nature of the disease and lower proliferative activity compared to multiple myeloma. In this paper, we have reviewed current evidence on autologous (auto-) and allogeneic (allo-) stem cell transplantation (SCT) in WM...
June 2016: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27819687/impact-of-drug-development-on-the-use-of-stem-cell-transplantation-a-report-by-the-european-society-for-blood-and-marrow-transplantation-ebmt
#13
J R Passweg, H Baldomero, P Bader, C Bonini, S Cesaro, P Dreger, R F Duarte, C Dufour, J Kuball, D Farge-Bancel, A Gennery, N Kröger, F Lanza, A Nagler, A Sureda, M Mohty
Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is used with increasing frequency in Europe with 40 000 transplants reported in 2014. Transplant-related mortality remains high in allogeneic HSCT (10-20%); high-dose chemotherapy is toxic and demanding for patients. Drug development is accelerating and with limited toxicity of some targeted drugs may replace HSCT, whereas others may function as a 'bridge to transplant'. We analyzed HSCT reported to the activity survey for selected diseases in which major advances in drug development have been made...
November 7, 2016: Bone Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810902/adverse-metaphase-cytogenetics-can-be-overcome-by-adding-bortezomib-and-thalidomide-to-fractionated-melphalan-transplants
#14
Yogesh Jethava, Alan Mitchell, Joshua Epstein, Maurizio Zangari, Shmuel Yaccoby, Erming Tian, Sarah Waheed, Rashid Khan, Xenofon Papanikolaou, Monica Grazziutti, Michele Cottler-Fox, Nathan Petty, Douglas Steward, Susan Panozzo, Clyde Bailey, Antje Hoering, John Crowley, Jeffrey Sawyer, Gareth Morgan, Bart Barlogie, Frits van Rhee
PURPOSE: To determine whether a reduction in the intensity of Total Therapy (TT) reduces toxicity and maintains efficacy. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: 289 patients with gene expression profiling (GEP70)-defined low-risk multiple myeloma (LRMM) were randomized between a standard arm (TT4-S) and a light arm (TT4-L). TT4-L employed 1 instead of 2 inductions and consolidations. To compensate for potential loss of efficacy of TT4-L, bortezomib and thalidomide were added to fractionated melphalan 50mg/m2/d x 4...
November 3, 2016: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27757797/light-chains-removal-by-extracorporeal-techniques-in-acute-kidney-injury-due-to-multiple-myeloma-a-position-statement-of-the-onconephrology-work-group-of-the-italian-society-of-nephrology
#15
P Fabbrini, K Finkel, M Gallieni, G Capasso, M Cavo, A Santoro, S Pasquali
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a frequent complication of multiple myeloma and is associated with increased short-term mortality. Additionally, even a single episode of AKI can eventually lead to end-stage renal disease (ESRD), significantly reducing quality of life and long-term survival. In the setting of multiple myeloma, severe AKI (requiring dialysis) is typically secondary to cast nephropathy (CN). Renal injury in CN is due to intratubular obstruction from precipitation of monoclonal serum free light chains (sFLC) as well as direct tubular toxicity of sFLC via stimulation of nuclear factor (NF)κB inflammatory pathways...
December 2016: Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27753121/mortality-in-a-combined-cohort-of-uranium-enrichment-workers
#16
James H Yiin, Jeri L Anderson, Robert D Daniels, Stephen J Bertke, Donald A Fleming, David J Tollerud, Chih-Yu Tseng, Pi-Hsueh Chen, Kathleen M Waters
OBJECTIVE: To examine the patterns of cause-specific mortality and relationship between internal exposure to uranium and specific causes in a pooled cohort of 29,303 workers employed at three former uranium enrichment facilities in the United States with follow-up through 2011. METHODS: Cause-specific standardized mortality ratios (SMRs) for the full cohort were calculated with the U.S. population as referent. Internal comparison of the dose-response relation between selected outcomes and estimated organ doses was evaluated using regression models...
January 2017: American Journal of Industrial Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27736269/autologous-stem-cell-transplantation-in-elderly-patients-with-multiple-myeloma-evaluation-of-its-safety-and-efficacy
#17
Jasmin Stettler, Urban Novak, Gabriela M Baerlocher, Katja Seipel, Behrouz Mansouri Taleghani, Thomas Pabst
Administering high-dose chemotherapy (HDCT) with melphalan to elderly myeloma patients represents a challenge with respect to achieving therapeutic efficacy whilst avoiding significant toxicity. We analyzed safety and efficacy of HDCT in 61 elderly myeloma patients older than 65 years, including 12 patients ≥70 years, and compared them with 237 MM patients below 65 years treated in the same period. We observed no differences in the time until neutrophil recovery, infection rate, and treatment related mortality until 100 days after ASCT...
October 13, 2016: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27733010/beta-blockers-improve-survival-outcomes-in-patients-with-multiple-myeloma-a-retrospective-evaluation
#18
Yi L Hwa, Qian Shi, Shaji K Kumar, Martha Q Lacy, Morie A Gertz, Prashant Kapoor, Francis K Buadi, Nelson Leung, David Dingli, Ronald S Go, Suzanne R Hayman, Wilson I Gonsalves, Stephen Russell, John A Lust, Yi Lin, S Vincent Rajkumar, Angela Dispenzieri
A preclinical study demonstrated anti-proliferative and apoptotic effect of propranolol on multiple myeloma (MM) cell. Clinical studies suggested that beta-blocker (BB) might impact the prognosis of breast, prostate, colorectal, ovarian, lung, and skin cancer. This retrospective study evaluated the effect of BB in MM disease-specific survival (DSS) and overall survival (OS). Among 1,971 newly diagnosed MM patients seen at Mayo Clinic between 1995 and 2010, usage of BB and other cardiac (or antihypertensive) medications were abstracted...
January 2017: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27717026/epidemiology-of-bloodstream-infections-in-patients-with-myeloma-receiving-current-era-therapy
#19
Benjamin W Teh, Simon J Harrison, Monica A Slavin, Leon J Worth
BACKGROUND: Bloodstream infections (BSIs) are a significant complication of treatment for multiple myeloma (MM). The objective of this study was to define the epidemiology of BSI with current era MM treatment regimens, including immunomodulatory drugs, proteasome inhibitors and autologous haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (ASCT). METHODS: Clinical and microbiology records of patients with MM diagnosed between 2008 and 2012 were reviewed using a standardised tool to capture patient demographics, myeloma characteristics and BSI characteristics (type, severity, outcomes)...
September 26, 2016: European Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27696262/management-of-transplant-eligible-patients-with-newly-diagnosed-multiple-myeloma
#20
Jacob Laubach, Shaji Kumar
Treatment approaches for newly diagnosed myeloma have changed considerably during the past decade, along with a better understanding of the disease heterogeneity. Availability of new drug classes such as proteasome inhibitors and immunomodulatory drugs, and use of these drugs in combinations have led to higher response rates and deeper responses in the vast majority of patients with newly diagnosed myeloma. In addition to improved efficacy, these regimens are tolerated better than those with conventional chemotherapy drugs, which have reduced the early mortality seen in MM, while allowing for successful stem cell collection in patients undergoing stem cell transplant consolidation...
2016: Cancer Treatment and Research
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