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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164977/a-retrospective-matched-paired-analysis-comparing-bendamustine-containing-beeam-versus-beam-conditioning-regimen-results-from-a-single-center-experience
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Khalil Saleh, Alina Danu, Serge Koscielny, Clémence Legoupil, Sylvain Pilorge, Cristina Castilla-Llorente, David Ghez, Julien Lazarovici, Jean-Marie Michot, Nadine Khalife-Saleh, Valerie Lapierre, Kamelia Alenxandrova, Julia Arfi-Rouche, Jean-Henri Bourhis, Vincent Ribrag
The combination of carmustine, etoposide, aracytin, and melphalan(BEAM) conditioning regimen in autologous stem-cell transplantation (ASCT) is widely used in patients with relapsed/refractory non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) and Hodgkin lymphoma. It is also an option in patients with very-high risk aggressive NHL in first complete remission (CR). Recently, a phase Ib-II feasibility study using bendamustine replacing carmustine (BCNU) was reported. We report herein a safety and efficacy analysis of bendamustine-EAM (BeEAM) with a control BEAM counterpart paired cohort (1/2)...
November 22, 2017: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151426/-effects-of-antibiotics-on-intestinal-microflora-and-intestinal-mucosal-barrier-function-and-its-mechanisms
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Yue Han, Yuxin Leng, Gaiqi Yao
Antibiotics are the cornerstone to cure infectious diseases, however, it also destroys the intestinal inherent microflora, and may cause serious gastrointestinal dysfunction, such as abdominal distension, diarrhea, mucosal barrier damage etc. In severe conditions, it may induce intestinal sepsis. With the development of the human microbiology group program and the popularity of microbial sequencing technology, people can comprehend the effects of antibiotics on intestinal flora deeply, meanwhile the traditional biomedical model (the basis of bacterial disease) is questioned...
November 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149962/impact-of-acute-infection-requiring-hospitalization-on-tacrolimus-blood-levels-in-kidney-transplant-recipients
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C Percy, Z Hassoun, M Mourad, M De Meyer, C Beguin, M Jadoul, E Goffin, P Wallemacq, N Kanaan
BACKGROUND: Tacrolimus is metabolized by members of the cytochrome p450 3A subfamily, and its bioavailability depends also on P-glycoprotein. We have observed that some patients admitted for infection presented with increased tacrolimus trough levels (TLs). The aim of the study was to assess the impact of infection on tacrolimus TLs and to determine the factors involved in TL fluctuations. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study included patients transplanted with a kidney between 2009 and 2011 who were hospitalized for an acute infection...
November 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140941/phenotype-and-management-of-infantile-onset-inflammatory-bowel-disease-experience-from-a-tertiary-care-center-in-china
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Ziqing Ye, Ying Zhou, Ying Huang, Yuhuan Wang, Junping Lu, Zifei Tang, Shijian Miao, Kuiran Dong, Zhinong Jiang
BACKGROUND: Infantile-onset inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) comprises rare and clinically severe disorders. We examined the phenotypes and genetic causes of patients with infantile-onset IBD from a tertiary medical center. METHODS: We enrolled 38 patients with infantile-onset IBD and applied standardized treatment with medical, surgical, and supportive care. Targeted sequencing and whole-exome sequencing were performed. Clinical data were retrieved from medical records...
December 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140544/a-cryptosporidium-infection-in-a-patient-with-relapsed-t-lymphoblastic-lymphoma-undergoing-allogeneic-stem-cell-transplantation
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Joanna Schiller, Sebastian Klein, Marianne Engels, Reinhard Büttner, Jan Rybniker, Gerd Fätkenheuer, Christof Scheid, Christian Wybranski, Alexander Quaas, Hans Christian Reinhardt, Ruth Waßermann
Cryptosporidium infection is a rare cause of enterocolitis. In immunocompromised patients, cryptosporidiosis may lead to debilitating and life-threatening diarrhea and malabsorption, occasionally with multi organ involvement. Allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT) requires long-term immunosuppressive therapy, while cellular immunity is usually compromised due to intensive conditioning chemotherapy. Diarrhea in patients who underwent allo-HSCT may be a sign of an infection, but can also be the result of intestinal graft-versus-host disease (GvHD)...
November 15, 2017: European Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133564/fungal-prophylaxis-with-a-gastro-resistant-posaconazole-tablet-for-patients-with-hematological-malignancies-final-result-of-the-posanantes-study
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Pierre Peterlin, Cécile Chauvin, Steven Le Gouill, Morgane Pere, Marie Dalichampt, Thierry Guillaume, Alice Garnier, Maxime Paré, Amandine Le Bourgeois, Philippe Moreau, Patrice Chevallier, Guillaume Deslandes, Thomas Gastinne
Posaconazole is an antifungal drug used in both prophylaxis and treatment of invasive fungal infections. Its oral formulation requires therapeutic drug monitoring. To overcome gastric acidity, a gastro-resistant posaconazole tablet has recently been developed. POSANANTES was a prospective non interventional study that aimed to monitor plasma concentration trough level (Cmin) of posaconazole tablets used prophylactically in patients with hematological malignancies. Fifty patients were included. Group A (n= 31) included patients receiving induction chemotherapy for myeloid malignancies and group B (n=19) included patients treated for graft versus host disease after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cells transplantation...
November 13, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124121/patients-comorbidities-reduce-the-clinical-value-of-emergency-colonoscopy-results-of-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Cristiano Cremone, Anouk Esch, Charlotte Gagniere, Alessandro Fugazza, Faria Mesli, Michael Levy, Aurelien Amiot, Alexis Laurent, Yann LeBaleur, Francois Hemery, Nicolas De'Angelis, Francesco Brunetti, Iradj Sobhani
Background and study aims:  Urgent endoscopy is often used to diagnose and sometimes treat acute upper gastrointestinal syndromes (hemorrhage, toxic ingestion, and occlusion). However, its suitability concerning the management of lower gastrointestinal conditions in emergency circumstances is controversial. Patients and methods:  We studied the role of emergency colonoscopy in diagnosis and treatment of all consecutive patients presenting with acute lower gastrointestinal symptoms referred to our hospital on an emergency basis...
November 2017: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124041/alteration-of-gut-microbiota-and-inflammatory-cytokine-chemokine-profiles-in-5-fluorouracil-induced-intestinal-mucositis
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Hong-Li Li, Lan Lu, Xiao-Shuang Wang, Li-Yue Qin, Ping Wang, Shui-Ping Qiu, Hui Wu, Fei Huang, Bei-Bei Zhang, Hai-Lian Shi, Xiao-Jun Wu
Disturbed homeostasis of gut microbiota has been suggested to be closely associated with 5-fluorouracil (5-Fu) induced mucositis. However, current knowledge of the overall profiles of 5-Fu-disturbed gut microbiota is limited, and so far there is no direct convincing evidence proving the causality between 5-Fu-disturbed microbiota and colonic mucositis. In mice, in agreement with previous reports, 5-Fu resulted in severe colonic mucositis indicated by weight loss, diarrhea, bloody stool, shortened colon, and infiltration of inflammatory cells...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123385/clostridium-difficile-infection-in-the-elderly-an-update-on-management
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REVIEW
Tomefa E Asempa, David P Nicolau
The burden of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is profound and growing. CDI now represents a common cause of health care-associated diarrhea, and is associated with significant morbidity, mortality, and health care costs. CDI disproportionally affects the elderly, possibly explained by the following risk factors: age-related impairment of the immune system, increasing antibiotic utilization, and frequent health care exposure. In the USA, recent epidemiological studies estimate that two out of every three health care-associated CDIs occur in patients 65 years or older...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114931/thrombotic-microangiopathy-with-concomitant-gi-agvhd-after-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-risk-factors-and-outcome
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Xiao-Hui Zhang, Xiao Liu, Qin-Ming Wang, Yun He, Xiao-Lu Zhu, Jia-Min Zhang, Wei Han, Huan Chen, Yu-Hong Chen, Feng-Rong Wang, Jing-Zhi Wang, Yuan-Yuan Zhang, Xiao-Dong Mo, Yao Chen, Yu Wang, Hai-Xia Fu, Ying-Jun Chang, Lan-Ping Xu, Kai-Yan Liu, Xiao-Jun Huang
OBJECTIVES: To explore the possible risk factors for the occurrence and mortality of TMA with concomitant aGVHD and to investigate outcomes and treatments of this disorder after allo-HSCT. METHODS: 50 cases diagnosed with TMA with concomitant aGVHD and 150 controls were identified from a cohort composed of 3 992 patients who underwent allo-HSCT from 2008 to 2016. RESULTS: Grade III-IV aGVHD (p=0.000), acute kidney injury (AKI) (p=0.033) and hypertension (p=0...
November 7, 2017: European Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110105/recent-issues-in-pediatric-clostridium-difficile-infection
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REVIEW
Jason A Clayton, Philip Toltzis
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: We focus on two recent aspects of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) in children, namely the emergence of community-associated CDI (CA-CDI) and the incidence and prevention of recurrent CDI. RECENT FINDINGS: Current surveys suggest that a large proportion of all pediatric CDI is acquired in the community. Risk factors and frequency estimates of pediatric CA-CDI, however, are confounded in babies and toddlers by a high rate of asymptomatic excretion, whose detection likely is exaggerated by the wide use of highly sensitive nucleic acid amplification tests...
November 7, 2017: Current Infectious Disease Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101931/safety-and-efficacy-of-fecal-microbiota-transplant-for-recurrent-clostridium-difficile-infection-in-patients-with-cancer-treated-with-cytotoxic-chemotherapy-a-single-institution-retrospective-case-series
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Mehrdad Hefazi, Mrinal M Patnaik, William J Hogan, Mark R Litzow, Darrell S Pardi, Sahil Khanna
OBJECTIVE: To study the safety and efficacy of fecal microbiota transplant (FMT) for Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) in patients with cancer treated with cytotoxic chemotherapy in a single-institution retrospective case series. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Twenty-three consecutive patients with underlying hematologic (n=13) or solid (n=10) malignancies who underwent FMT for recurrent CDI from August 1, 2012, through June 30, 2016, were studied. RESULTS: All the patients had received cytotoxic chemotherapy a median of 12 months (range, 1-340 months) before FMT...
November 2017: Mayo Clinic Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067223/cost-effectiveness-of-fecal-microbiota-transplantation-in-the-treatment-of-recurrent-clostridium-difficile-infection-a-literature-review
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REVIEW
Leor T Arbel, Edmund Hsu, Keegan McNally
Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) is a common cause of antibiotic--associated diarrhea (AAD), being responsible for 15--25% of all AAD cases. The purpose of this literature review is to determine the cost-effectiveness of fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) and how it compares in this regard to the standard treatments of choice for recurrent C. difficile infection (CDI). The review of the literature along with the evaluation of three comparative cost effective analyses yielded findings consistent with the view that FMT is the most cost-effective option in treating recurrent CDI...
August 23, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045163/real-world-effectiveness-of-brentuximab-vedotin-versus-physicians-choice-chemotherapy-in-patients-with-relapsed-refractory-hodgkin-lymphoma-following-autologous-stem-cell-transplantation-in-the-united-kingdom-and-germany
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Erin A Zagadailov, Shelby Corman, Viktor Chirikov, Courtney Johnson, Cynthia Macahilig, Brian Seal, Mehul R Dalal, Paul J Bröckelmann, Tim Illidge
This retrospective study compared effectiveness of (brentuximab vedotin) BV to other chemotherapies in patients with rrHL following an autologous stem cell transplant (ASCT). Data originated from a medical chart review of patients treated in real-world clinical settings at 50 sites in the United Kingdom and Germany. Inverse probability of treatment weights based on propensity scores were used to adjust for differences in baseline characteristics between treatment groups. Among 312 rrHL patients included, 196 received BV and 116 received physicians' choice chemotherapy...
October 18, 2017: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044345/first-report-of-granulicatella-sp-endocarditis-in-a-kidney-transplant-patient
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Flávio Jota de Paula, Precil Diego Miranda de Menezes Neves, Ramaiane Aparecida Bridi, Alice Tung Wan Song, Elias David-Neto
Granulicatella and Abiotrophia are genera of fastidious Gram-positive cocci commensal of the oral, genitourinary, and intestinal flora. We report the first case of infective endocarditis caused by Granulicatella sp. in a kidney transplant recipient. A 67-year-old male kidney transplant recipient was admitted to the hospital for investigation of fever, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. On physical examination, he was dehydrated. Laboratory tests identified impaired renal function (creatinine level of 15.5 mg/dl; reference, 3...
July 2017: Jornal Brasileiro de Nefrologia: ʹorgão Oficial de Sociedades Brasileira e Latino-Americana de Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021466/successful-treatment-of-a-case-of-late-onset-colitis-after-umbilical-cord-transplantation-with-metronidazole-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Reona Sakemura, Hiroshi Hayakawa, Hiroatsu Iida, Masafumi Ito, Tomohiro Kajiguchi
Diarrhea after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) can be life-threatening, and its etiology includes conditioning regimens, graft-versus-host disease (GVHD), infections, and transplantation-associated microangiopathy (iTAM). Cord colitis syndrome (CCS) has been described as a syndrome of culture-negative and antibiotic-responsive persistent watery and non-bloody diarrhea of uncertain pathogenesis and occurs in umbilical cord blood transplantation (UCBT) recipients. We encountered a case similar to CCS that developed severe watery diarrhea after UCBT without any signs of GVHD or infection and responded well to metronidazole (MNZ) treatment...
October 11, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991252/population-pharmacokinetics-and-pharmacodynamics-of-mycophenolic-acid-using-the-prospective-data-in-patients-undergoing-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
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K Yoshimura, I Yano, T Yamamoto, M Kawanishi, Y Isomoto, A Yonezawa, T Kondo, A Takaori-Kondo, K Matsubara
Mycophenolate mofetil (MMF), a prodrug of mycophenolic acid (MPA), is used to suppress GvHD in patients undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HCT). The purpose of this study was to construct a population pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic model in HCT patients for individualized MPA therapy. Blood samples were obtained from 49 HCT patients after starting MMF therapy. Population pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic parameters were obtained using the program NONMEM. MPA was described via a one-compartment model with a first-order elimination, and 30...
October 9, 2017: Bone Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984677/advances-in-the-understanding-and-management-of-mucositis-during-stem-cell-transplantation
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Joanne M Bowen, Hannah R Wardill
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Mucositis is a severe and common side effect of anticancer treatments, with an incidence of between 40 and 80% depending on the cytotoxic regimen used. The most profound mucositis burden is experienced during conditioning regimens for hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT), where the use of highly mucotoxic agents with or without total body irradiation leads to serious damage throughout the alimentary tract. Currently, the assessment and management of both oral and gastrointestinal mucositis lack authoritative guideline, with recommendations only achieved in narrow clinical scenarios...
December 2017: Current Opinion in Supportive and Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28956255/multiple-presentations-of-lrba-deficiency-a-single-center-experience
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Sevgi Kostel Bal, Sule Haskologlu, Nina K Serwas, Candan Islamoglu, Caner Aytekin, Tanil Kendirli, Zarife Kuloglu, Gulsan Yavuz, Buket Dalgic, Zeynep Siklar, Aydan Kansu, Arzu Ensari, Kaan Boztug, Figen Dogu, Aydan Ikinciogullari
INTRODUCTION: LPS-responsive beige-like anchor protein (LRBA) deficiency is a primary immunodeficiency categorized as common variable immunodeficiency associated with autoimmune manifestations and inflammatory bowel diseases; however, the clinical spectrum has been extended. Here, we present our cohort of Turkish LRBA-deficient patients from a single center, demonstrating a diversity of clinical manifestations. METHOD: Seven affected individuals from five families were assessed retrospectively in this study...
November 2017: Journal of Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28954348/-significance-of-pcr-detection-of-hhv6-in-gastro-biopsy-on-the-course-of-diarrhea-in-patients-with-severe-diarrhea-after-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
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T T Han, X S Zhao, X J Huang, X H Zhang, K Y Liu, Y Wang, C H Yan, L P Xu
Objective: To investigate the clinical significance of PCR detection of human herpesvirus 6 (HHV6) in gastro biopsy on the course of diarrhea in patients with severe diarrhea after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) . Methods: Data from a cohort of 45 HSCT recipients (including age, sex, transplantation conditions, graft-versus-host disease, treatments, clinical signs, outcome, HHV6, and other infections) performed between 2015 and 2016 were collected. Univariate analysis was used to evaluate influences between the different parameters...
August 14, 2017: Zhonghua Xue Ye Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Xueyexue Zazhi
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