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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508703/increased-risk-of-arterial-thromboembolic-events-with-combination-lenalidomide-dexamethasone-therapy-for-multiple-myeloma
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Satish Maharaj, Simone Chang, Karan Seegobin, Ivan Serrano-Santiago, Lara Zuberi
Cancer associated thrombosis is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality. Research and guidelines have focused on venous thromboembolic events (VTE). Within the past decade, combination lenalidomide and dexamethasone has become a standard of therapy for multiple myeloma and is now widely used. In these patients, the risk of arterial thromboembolic events (ATE) has not been addressed to the same extent as VTE. Areas discussed: Presented is a targeted review of published data on ATE in MM patients on combination lenalidomide/dexamethasone therapy...
May 16, 2017: Expert Review of Anticancer Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499937/haploidentical-allogeneic-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation-for-multiple-myeloma-using-post-transplant-cyclophosphamide-gvhd-prophylaxis
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Luca Castagna, Alberto Mussetti, Raynier Devillier, Alida Dominietto, Magda Marcatti, Giuseppe Milone, Francesco Maura, Chiara de Philippis, Benedetto Bruno, Sabine Furst, Didier Blaise, Paolo Corradini, Vittorio Montefusco
Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation (allo-HCT) currently represents the only potentially curative therapy for patients affected by multiple myeloma (MM). Up to 30% of patients in western countries do not have a matched donor. Haploidentical HCT (haplo-HCT) may be an option, but currently, there is are available data regarding this treatment. We analyzed survival outcomes of 30 heavily pretreated MM patients who received haplo-HCT with post-transplant cyclophosphamide (PT-Cy) as graft-versus-host-disease (GVHD) prophylaxis...
May 9, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487069/development-of-nanomaterials-for-bone-targeted-drug-delivery
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Hao Cheng, Aditya Chawla, Yafeng Yang, Yuxiao Li, Jin Zhang, Hae Lin Jang, Ali Khademhosseini
Bone is one of the major organs of the human body; it supports and protects other organs, produces blood cells, stores minerals, and regulates hormones. Therefore, disorders in bone can cause serious morbidity, complications, or mortality of patients. However, despite the significant occurrence of bone diseases, such as osteoarthritis (OA), osteoporosis (OP), non-union bone defects, bone cancer, and myeloma-related bone disease, their effective treatments remain a challenge. In this review, we highlight recent progress in the development of nanotechnology-based drug delivery for bone treatment, based on its improved delivery efficiency and safety...
May 6, 2017: Drug Discovery Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482714/risk-and-impact-of-tuberculosis-in-patients-with-multiple-myeloma
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Chun-Kuang Tsai, Leh-Kiong Huon, Shuo-Ming Ou, Ai-Seon Kuan, Chiu-Mei Yeh, Yu-Ting Lee, Yao-Chung Liu, Tzeng-Ji Chen, Jin-Hwang Liu, Chia-Jen Liu
We investigated the risk and impact of mycobacterium tuberculosis (TB) infection in patients with multiple myeloma (MM). We identified 3979 MM patients from Taiwan's National Health Insurance database between 2000 and 2011 and compared the incidence rates of TB infection in these patients with 15,916 randomly selected age-, sex-, and comorbidity-matched subjects without MM. The risk of TB was higher in the myeloma cohort (adjusted hazard ratio [HR] 3.11, 95% confidence interval [CI] 2.41-4.02). Risk factors for MM patients contracting TB were age ≥65 (adjusted HR 1...
May 9, 2017: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473618/serial-measurements-of-circulating-plasma-cells-before-and-after-induction-therapy-has-an-independent-prognostic-impact-in-patients-with-multiple-myeloma-undergoing-upfront-autologous-transplantation
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Rajshekhar Chakraborty, Eli Muchtar, Shaji K Kumar, Dragan Jevremovic, Francis K Buadi, David Dingli, Angela Dispenzieri, Suzanne R Hayman, William J Hogan, Prashant Kapoor, Martha Q Lacy, Nelson Leung, Morie A Gertz
Circulating plasma cells at diagnosis, prior to auto-transplant and at relapse have a negative impact on survival in multiple myeloma. However, the impact of kinetics of circulating plasma cells along the course of illness has not been defined. We have analyzed 247 newly diagnosed multiple myeloma patients undergoing early auto-transplant who had paired evaluation of circulating plasma cells at diagnosis and pre-transplant by 6-color flow cytometry. A total of 117 patients had no detectable circulating plasma cells at both time points (CPC-/-), 82 had circulating plasma cells at diagnosis followed by complete eradication after induction (CPC+/-) and 48 had circulating plasma cells at transplant, including persistence of cells (CPC+/+; n=45) or emergence of new cells (CPC-/+; n=3) after induction...
May 4, 2017: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416003/characterization-and-risk-estimate-of-cancer-in-patients-with-primary-sj%C3%A3-gren-syndrome
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Pilar Brito-Zerón, Belchin Kostov, Guadalupe Fraile, Daniel Caravia-Durán, Brenda Maure, Francisco-Javier Rascón, Mónica Zamora, Arnau Casanovas, Miguel Lopez-Dupla, Mar Ripoll, Blanca Pinilla, Eva Fonseca, Miriam Akasbi, Gloria de la Red, Miguel-Angel Duarte-Millán, Patricia Fanlo, Pablo Guisado-Vasco, Roberto Pérez-Alvarez, Antonio J Chamorro, César Morcillo, Iratxe Jiménez-Heredia, Isabel Sánchez-Berná, Armando López-Guillermo, Manuel Ramos-Casals
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study is to characterize the risk of cancer in a large cohort of patients with primary Sjögren syndrome (SjS). METHODS: We had analyzed the development of cancer in 1300 consecutive patients fulfilling the 2002 SjS classification criteria. The baseline clinical and immunological characteristics and systemic activity (ESSDAI scores) were assessed at diagnosis as predictors of cancer using Cox proportional hazards regression analysis adjusted for age at diagnosis and gender...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383130/clinical-characteristics-and-prognostic-factors-in-multiple-myeloma-patients-with-light-chain-deposition-disease
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Meera Mohan, Amy Buros, Pankaj Mathur, Neriman Gokden, Manisha Singh, Sandra Susanibar, Jorge Jo Kamimoto, Shadiqul Hoque, Muthukumar Radhakrishnan, Aasiya Matin, Cynthia Davis, Monica Grazziutti, Sharmilan Thanendrarajan, Frits van Rhee, Maurizio Zangari, Faith Davies, Gareth Morgan, Joshua Epstein, Bart Barlogie, Carolina Schinke
Light chain deposition disease (LCDD) is characterized by monotypic immunoglobulin depositions which will eventually lead to loss of organ function if left untreated. While the kidney is almost always affected, the presence and degree of LCDD in other organs vary. Ten to 30% of LCDD patients have underlying Multiple Myeloma (MM), yet outcome and prognostic markers in this particular patient group are still lacking. Here, we analyzed 69 patients with MM and biopsy proven LCDD and report on renal and extra-renal involvement and its impact on prognosis as well as renal response depending on hematologic response...
April 6, 2017: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350288/prevalence-and-treatment-of-neuropathic-pain-in-kidney-and-liver-transplant-recipients
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Ruhsen Öcal, Ceyda Tanoğlu, Seda Kibaroğlu, Eda Derle, Ufuk Can, Mahir Kirnap, Gökhan Moray, Mehmet Haberal
OBJECTIVES: Neurologic complications are common after kidney and liver transplant. Neurologic complications affect mortality and morbidity in transplant recipients, and neuropathic pain is an important symptom affecting a patient's quality of life. The aim of the present study was to provide readers with our experience regarding causes and treatment of neuropathic pain in patients undergoing kidney and liver transplant at our transplantation center. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The medical data of 553 kidney transplant recipients and 258 liver transplant recipients who received transplant procedures at the Baskent University Transplantation Center between 2008 and May 2016 were retrospectively reviewed...
March 28, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348796/diagnostic-difficulty-identifying-apophysomyces-trapeziformis-septic-arthritis-in-a-patient-with-multiple-myeloma
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J Bradford Bertumen, Wiley A Schell, Maria Joyce, Christopher Alley, Christopher W Woods
INTRODUCTION: Mucormycosis is a rare fungal infection, but can cause substantial morbidity and mortality in both immunocompromised and immunocompetent patients. Apophysomyces is a mucormycetes species ubiquitous in nature, particularly in soil, decaying wood and other organic matter. Apophysomyces is known to cause cutaneous fungal infections, particularly after penetrating trauma. Septic arthritis is a rare clinical manifestation. CASE PRESENTATION: We describe a case of Apophysomyces trapeziformis causing septic arthritis of the knee of a patient with multiple myeloma...
December 2016: JMM Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326798/indwelling-pleural-catheters-for-patients-with-hematologic-malignancies-a-14-year-single-center-experience
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Saadia A Faiz, Priyanka Pathania, Juhee Song, Liang Li, Diwakar D Balachandran, David E Ost, Rodolfo C Morice, Vickie R Shannon, Lara Bashoura, George A Eapen, Carlos A Jimenez
RATIONALE: Placement of an indwelling pleural catheter is an established modality for symptom relief and pleurodesis in the treatment of malignant pleural effusion. Concerns remain regarding possible infectious complications, risk of hemorrhage, and the rate of pleurodesis with the use of pleural catheters in the treatment of hematologic malignancies. OBJECTIVES: The goals of our study were: (1) to evaluate the safety and cumulative incidence of pleurodesis with indwelling pleural catheters for patients with hematologic malignancies; and (2) to evaluate overall survival of this cohort of patients with pleural effusions...
March 22, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319080/adverse-impact-of-high-donor-cd3-cell-dose-on-outcome-following-tandem-auto-nma-allogeneic-transplantation-for-high-risk-myeloma
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A P Nair, P Walker, A Kalff, K Bergin, J Hocking, S Avery, D J Curtis, S Patil, T Das, D Klarica, S Morgan, J Muirhead, M Gorniak, J Reynolds, A Spencer
High-risk (HR) multiple myeloma (MM) has poor outcomes with conventional therapy. Tandem autologous-non-myeloablative (NMA) allogeneic stem cell transplantation (autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT)-NMA allogeneic SCT) is potentially curative secondary to graft-versus-myeloma effect. We retrospectively analysed ASCT-NMA allogeneic SCT outcomes of 59 HR and relapsed MM patients. At a median follow-up of 35.8 months, the outcomes for HR-MM upfront tandem ASCT-NMA allogeneic SCT and standard-risk (SR) MM upfront ASCT alone were comparable (median PFS 1166 days versus 1465 days, P=0...
March 20, 2017: Bone Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286198/in-hospital-mortality-and-post-transplantation-complications-in-elderly-multiple-myeloma-patients-undergoing-autologous-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-a-population-based-study
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Larysa Sanchez, Michael Sylvester, Ricardo Parrondo, Veronica Mariotti, Jean Anderson Eloy, Victor T Chang
Autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (auto-HSCT) has improved survival in patients with multiple myeloma (MM) and is increasingly used in elderly patients. The aim of this study was to characterize and compare in-hospital complications and mortality after auto-HSCT in younger (< age 65) versus elderly (> age 65) MM patients utilizing the Nationwide Inpatient Sample. Over a 3-year period (2008 to 2010), 2209 patients with MM were admitted to US hospitals for auto-HSCT. The median age was 59 years, with 1650 patients (74...
March 9, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277869/disease-burden-of-systemic-light-chain-al-amyloidosis-a-systematic-literature-review
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Huamao Mark Lin, Xin Gao, Catherine E Cooke, Deborah Berg, Richard Labotka, Douglas V Faller, Brian Seal, Parameswaran Hari
A systematic literature review on AL amyloidosis was conducted in order to understand the disease burden, and identify unmet medical needs and knowledge gaps. MEDLINE, EMBASE and COCHRANE databases were searched for English language studies published in the last 10 years using search terms that focused on the clinical, economic, and patient-reported outcome (PRO) aspects of AL amyloidosis. There was a low yield of articles in the economic and PRO categories and additional searches were conducted in clinical conference proceedings, and using Google and Google Scholar...
February 21, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270081/tocilizumab-labeling-with-99mtechnetium-via-hynic-as-a-molecular-diagnostic-agent-for-multiple-myeloma
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Ximena Camacho, Camila Longo Machado, Maria Fernanda García, Marcelo Fernández, Natalia Oddone, Juan Benech, Juan Pablo Gambini, Hugo Cerecetto, Roger Chammas, Pablo Cabral, Eloisa Riva
BACKGROUND: Multiple myeloma (MM) incidence and mortality is increasing worldwide. Interleukin-6 (IL-6) is one of the key molecules related to growth, survival and proliferation of myeloma cells. Tocilizumab is a humanized monoclonal antibody directed against receptor of IL-6. OBJECTIVE: To radiolabel Tocilizumab with 99mTechnetium as a potential imaging agents for MM. METHODS: IL-6R expression was studied by laser confocal microscopy in MM cell lines (U266, NCI-H929 and MM1S)...
February 13, 2017: Anti-cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260453/first-report-on-stem-cell-transplant-from-iraq
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Abdul Majeed A Hammadi, Waleed A Azeez, Firas Hashim Jasim, Nadher Alshammary, Adel D Sewan, Khudhair Alrawaq, Ala Makki, Ahmed Mubarak, Amel Ameen, Andolina Marino, Ahmed Khudhair, Nedhal K Alrahhal
The Iraqi Bone Marrow Transplantation Center is located in the medical city complex of Bab Almuadham in Baghdad, Iraq. It was established on March 11, 2002, and performed its first mini-allotransplant for acute myeloid leukemia on January 24, 2003. Among 16 patients who received hematopoietic stem cell transplant between January 2003 and January 2010, one patient underwent allogeneic bone marrow transplant for acute myeloid leukemia and 15 patients received autologous bone marrow transplant for the following indications: 5 had multiple myeloma, 9 had lymphoma (8 with Hodgkin disease and 1 with non- Hodgkin lymphoma), and 1 had rhabdomyosarcoma...
February 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260303/-clinical-characteristics-and-prognosis-of-multiple-myeloma-patients-treated-with-hemodialysis-a-single-center-study
#16
L Zhang, P Zhang, J H Chen
Objective: To investigate the clinical characteristics and prognosis of multiple myeloma (MM) patients undergoing hemodialysis (HD). Methods: All MM patients initiating HD between Jan 1 st, 2008 and Oct 31 st, 2015 at Kidney Disease Center of the First Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University with complete data (n=96) were enrolled. Age, initiating HD time and vascular access matched non-MM patients receiving HD were selected as the control group, and the ratio was 1∶2 (n=192). Chi-squared analysis was used for unadjusted comparisons and logistic regression was used for adjusted comparisons between patients with and without MM...
February 28, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246088/adiposity-and-cancer-at-major-anatomical-sites-umbrella-review-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
Maria Kyrgiou, Ilkka Kalliala, Georgios Markozannes, Marc J Gunter, Evangelos Paraskevaidis, Hani Gabra, Pierre Martin-Hirsch, Konstantinos K Tsilidis
Objective To evaluate the strength and validity of the evidence for the association between adiposity and risk of developing or dying from cancer.Design Umbrella review of systematic reviews and meta-analyses.Data sources PubMed, Embase, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, and manual screening of retrieved references.Eligibility criteria Systematic reviews or meta-analyses of observational studies that evaluated the association between indices of adiposity and risk of developing or dying from cancer...
February 28, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199819/association-between-treatment-facility-volume-and-mortality-of-patients-with-multiple-myeloma
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Ronald S Go, Adam C Bartley, Cynthia S Crowson, Nilay D Shah, Elizabeth B Habermann, Sara J Holton, David R Holmes
Purpose To determine the association between the number of patients with multiple myeloma (MM) treated annually at a treatment facility (volume) and all-cause mortality (outcome). Methods Using the National Cancer Database, we identified patients diagnosed with MM between 2003 and 2011. We classified the facilities by quartiles (Q; mean patients with MM treated per year): Q1: < 3.6; Q2: 3.6 to 6.1, Q3: 6.1 to 10.3, and Q4: > 10.3. We used random intercepts to account for clustering of patients within facilities and Cox regression to determine the volume-outcome relationship, adjusting for demographic (sex, age, race, ethnicity), socioeconomic (income, education, insurance type), geographic (area of residence, treatment facility location, travel distance), and comorbid (Charlson-Deyo score) factors and year of diagnosis...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198173/delphi-based-study-and-analysis-of-key-risk-factors-for-invasive-fungal-infection-in-haematological-patients
#19
L Vázquez, M Salavert, J Gayoso, M Lizasoaín, I Ruiz Camps, N Di Benedetto
OBJECTIVE: Mortality caused by invasive fungal infections due to filamentous fungi (IFI-FF) is high. Predisposing factors to IFI-FF are multiple and should be stratified. The objective of this study was to identify key risk factors for IFI-FF in onco-haematological patients in different clinical settings. METHODS: Prospective national Delphi study. Risk factors for IFI-FF in patients with onco-haematological diseases were identified by a systematic review of the literature...
April 2017: Revista Española de Quimioterapia: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Quimioterapia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169231/palbociclib-a-new-hope-in-the-treatment-of-breast-cancer
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REVIEW
R Priyadharsini Palanisamy
Breast cancer being one of the common cancers has high morbidity and mortality. Despite the conventional treatment, the burden of the disease increases year after year. There is a need for newer drugs that target the different mechanisms in the pathogenesis. The interaction of cyclins with cyclin dependent kinases (CDKs) plays a major role in the abnormal cell cycle in cancer and it is considered to be an important target. Palbociclib is a CDK inhibitor currently approved for the treatment of breast cancer...
October 2016: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
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