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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045554/veliparib-with-temozolomide-or-carboplatin-paclitaxel-versus-placebo-with-carboplatin-paclitaxel-in-patients-with-brca1-2-locally-recurrent-metastatic-breast-cancer-randomized-phase-ii-study
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H S Han, V Diéras, M Robson, M Palácová, P K Marcom, A Jager, I Bondarenko, D Citrin, M Campone, M L Telli, S M Domchek, M Friedlander, B Kaufman, J E Garber, Y Shparyk, E Chmielowska, E H Jakobsen, V Kaklamani, W Gradishar, C K Ratajczak, C Nickner, Q Qin, J Qian, S P Shepherd, S J Isakoff, S Puhalla
Background: Homologous recombination defects in BRCA1/2-mutated tumors result in sensitivity to poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) inhibitors, which interfere with DNA damage repair. Veliparib, a potent PARP inhibitor, enhanced the antitumor activity of platinum agents and temozolomide in early phase clinical trials. This phase II study examined the safety and efficacy of intermittent veliparib with carboplatin/paclitaxel (VCP) or temozolomide (VT) in patients with BRCA1/2-mutated breast cancer...
September 29, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044489/molecular-analysis-and-genotype-phenotype-correlation-of-diamond-blackfan-anemia
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O A Arbiv, G Cuvelier, R J Klaassen, C V Fernandez, N Robitaille, M G Steele, V Breakey, S Abish, J Wu, R Sinha, M Silva, L Goodyear, L Jardine, J H Lipton, C Corriveau-Bourque, J Brossard, B Michon, I Ghemlas, N Waespe, B Zlateska, L Sung, M Cada, Y Dror
Diamond-Blackfan anemia (DBA) features hypoplastic anemia and congenital malformations, largely caused by mutations in various ribosomal proteins. The aim of this study was to characterize the spectrum of genetic lesions causing DBA and identify genotypes that correlate with phenotypes of clinical significance. Seventy-four patients with DBA from across Canada were included. Nucleotide-level mutations or large deletions were identified in 10 ribosomal genes in 45 cases. The RPS19 mutation group was associated with higher requirement for chronic treatment for anemia than other DBA groups...
October 16, 2017: Clinical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043985/from-the-observation-of-atypical-cells-on-blood-smear-to-the-diagnosis-of-mast-cell-leukemia-a-case-report-in-a-79-year-old-woman-consulting-for-anemia
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Julien Decker, Sabine Meyer, Véronique Latger-Cannard, Sorin Visanica, Elena Loppinet, Jean-François Lesesve, Blandine Bénet
Mast cell leukemia is an extremely rare disease, which belongs to the systemic mastocytosis group (WHO 2016). We are reporting the case of a 79-year-old woman, without any hematological particular history consulting for hyperthermia, repeated malaise and subacute anemia. Her clinical examination was normal. Unusual cells were seen on blood and bone marrow smears. They represent more than 10% of blood nucleated cells end more than 20% of the bone marrow nucleated cells. Bone marrow immunophenotyping was performed to characterize these cells...
October 18, 2017: Annales de Biologie Clinique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043236/efficacy-of-eculizumab-in-paroxysmal-nocturnal-hemoglobinuria-patients-with-or-without-aplastic-anemia-prospective-study-of-a-korean-pnh-cohort
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Chul Won Choi, Jun Ho Jang, Jin Seok Kim, Deog-Yeon Jo, Je-Hwan Lee, Sung-Hyun Kim, Yeo-Kyeoung Kim, Jong-Ho Won, Joo Seop Chung, Hawk Kim, Jae Hoon Lee, Min Kyoung Kim, Hyeon-Seok Eom, Shin Young Hyun, Jeong-A Kim, Jong Wook Lee
BACKGROUND: Patients with paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) often have concurrent aplastic anemia (AA). This study aimed to determine whether eculizumab-treated patients show clinical benefit regardless of concurrent AA. METHODS: We analyzed 46 PNH patients ≥18 years of age who were diagnosed by flow cytometry and treated with eculizumab for more than 6 months in the prospective Korean PNH registry. Patients were categorized into two groups: PNH patients with concurrent AA (PNH/AA, N=27) and without AA (classic PNH, N=19)...
September 2017: Blood Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042868/characteristics-and-prognosis-of-hepatic-cytomegalovirus-infection-in-children-10-years-of-experience-at-a-university-hospital-in-korea
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Chae-Yeon Min, Joo Young Song, Su Jin Jeong
PURPOSE: Studies on cytomegalovirus (CMV) infections in immunocompetent children are lacking, and minimal information is available in the medical literature on hepatic manifestations and complications of CMV. The aims of this study were to evaluate the clinical characteristics, laboratory data, and prognosis of children with CMV hepatitis, and to investigate its prevalence at a single medical center in Korea over a 10-year period. METHODS: One hundred thirty-two children diagnosed with CMV infection based on specific markers (anti-CMV IgM, CMV polymerase chain reaction in blood and urine, or CMV culture of urine) were included in the study...
August 2017: Korean Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038738/a-case-of-infective-endocarditis-and-spinal-epidural-abscess-caused-by-streptococcus-mitis-bacteremia
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Victoria S Byrd, Attila S Nemeth
A 57-year-old man presented with abdominal pain, hematemesis, and melena. He reported taking high-dose ibuprofen for back pain and drinking several 24-ounce beers daily. Examination was remarkable for icteric sclera, poor dentition, tachycardia, and crescendo-decrescendo murmur at right upper sternal border, radiating to the carotids. Labs revealed leukocytosis, anemia, thrombocytopenia, and elevated liver function tests and INR. Endoscopy demonstrated antral ulcers, duodenitis, and esophagitis. Blood cultures were obtained and broad-spectrum antibiotics started; cultures later grew Streptococcus mitis, and antibiotic coverage was narrowed...
2017: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033594/cost-effectiveness-analysis-of-intravenous-ferumoxytol-for-the-treatment-of-iron-deficiency-anemia-in-adult-patients-with-non-dialysis-dependent-chronic-kidney-disease-in-the-usa
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Naomi V Dahl, Robert F Kaper, William E Strauss, Frank A Corvino, Marko Zivkovic
OBJECTIVE: Ferumoxytol has demonstrated superior efficacy compared with oral iron in treating iron deficiency anemia in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients. However, an economic evaluation of ferumoxytol has not been conducted. The aim of this study was to analyze the cost-effectiveness of treating iron deficiency anemia in adult non-dialysis-dependent CKD patients with ferumoxytol as compared with oral iron, alone or in combination with erythropoietin-stimulating agents (ESAs). METHODS: A decision analytic model compared health outcomes and costs associated with 5-week outpatient treatment of adult non-dialysis-dependent CKD patients with ferumoxytol or oral iron, each as monotherapy or in combination with ESAs in the USA...
2017: ClinicoEconomics and Outcomes Research: CEOR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026752/hwa-hypoferritinemia-without-anemia-a-hidden-hematology-disorder
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Hassan A Al-Jafar
INTRODUCTION: Anemia is a condition, in which the number of red blood cells (RBC) and the hemoglobin (Hb) is insufficient to meet the body's physiologic needs. Hypoferritinemia without anemia (HWA) could cause masked clinical manifestations as general weakness, easy fatigability, depressed mode, and hair loss but with normal complete blood count (CBC) parameters. HWA is deferent from iron deficiency anemia (IDA) because there is no reduction in the RBC, Hb, or any of the other parameters of the CBC...
January 2017: Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019951/chemotherapy-related-toxicity-nutritional-status-and-quality-of-life-in-precachectic-oncologic-patients-with-or-without-high-protein-nutritional-support-a-prospective-randomized-study
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Monika Ziętarska, Joanna Krawczyk-Lipiec, Leszek Kraj, Renata Zaucha, Sylwia Małgorzewicz
BACKGROUND: Cancer disease is usually associated with impaired nutritional status, which is one of the factors contributing to deterioration of the results of surgery, chemotherapy or radiotherapy. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to determine whether nutritional support with high protein (ONS) in adult oncologic patients in the first step of cancer cachexia-asymptomatic precachexia, has an influence on the toxicity of systemic therapy. However, secondary endpoints were established: to determine whether high protein ONS influences the nutritional status, the quality of life, and the performance status...
October 11, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28989919/the-efficacy-and-safety-of-pegylated-liposomal-doxorubicin-monotherapy-and-combination-therapy-with-carboplatin-in-korean-patients-with-recurrent-ovarian-fallopian-tube-or-primary-peritoneal-cancer-a-single-institution-experience
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Young-Jae Lee, Yong-Man Kim, Shin-Wha Lee, Jeong-Yeol Park, Dae-Yeon Kim, Dae-Shik Suh, Jong-Hyeok Kim, Young-Tak Kim, Joo-Hyun Nam
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of pegylated liposomal doxorubicin (PLD) with or without carboplatin in Korean patients with recurrent ovarian cancer (ROC), fallopian tube, or primary peritoneal cancer. METHODS: This retrospective study included 52 patients with ROC, fallopian tube, or primary peritoneal cancer who received PLD (50 mg/m(2)) between 1(st) December 2014 and 31(th) July 2016. RESULTS: The mean number of chemotherapy cycles was 3...
September 2017: Obstetrics & Gynecology Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985135/whole-body-diffusion-weighted-mr-imaging-of-iron-deposits-in-hodgkin-follicular-and-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma
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Anne-Ségolène Cottereau, Sébastien Mulé, Chieh Lin, Karim Belhadj, Alexandre Vignaud, Christiane Copie-Bergman, Alice Boyez, Pierre Zerbib, Vania Tacher, Elodie Scherman, Corinne Haioun, Alain Luciani, Emmanuel Itti, Alain Rahmouni
Purpose To analyze the frequency and distribution of low-signal-intensity regions (LSIRs) in lymphoma lesions and to compare these to fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) uptake and biologic markers of inflammation. Materials and Methods The authors analyzed 61 untreated patients with a bulky lymphoma (at least one tumor mass ≥7 cm in diameter). When a LSIR within tumor lesions was detected on diffusion-weighted images obtained with a b value of 50 sec/mm(2), a T2-weighted gradient-echo (GRE) sequence was performed and calcifications were searched for with computed tomography (CT)...
October 6, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982638/prospective-cohort-analyzing-risk-factors-for-chronic-kidney-disease-progression-in-children
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Vera M S Belangero, Liliane C Prates, Andreia Watanabe, Benita S G Schvartsman, Paula Nussenzveig, Natalia A Cruz, Ana L S Abreu, Isabel P Paz, Inalda Facincani, Fernanda E C Morgantetti, Andreia O Silva, Olberes V B Andrade, Maria F C Camargo, Paulo C Koch Nogueira
OBJECTIVE: To identify risk factors for chronic kidney disease (CKD) progression in Brazilian children and to evaluate the interactions between factors. METHODS: This was a multicenter prospective cohort in São Paulo, involving 209 children with CKD stages 3-4. The study outcome included: (a) death, (b) start of kidney replacement therapy, (c) eGFR decrease >50% during the followup. Thirteen risk factors were tested using univariate regression models, followed by multivariable Cox regression models...
October 2, 2017: Jornal de Pediatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28981562/rare-%C3%AE-0-thalassemia-deletions-detected-by-mlpa-in-five-unrelated-brazilian-patients
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Natália O Mota, Elza M Kimura, Roberta D Ferreira, Gisele A Pedroso, Dulcinéia M Albuquerque, Daniela M Ribeiro, Magnun N N Santos, Cristina M Bittar, Fernando F Costa, Maria de Fatima Sonati
Alpha-thalassemias are among the most common genetic diseases in the world. They are characterized by hypochromic and microcytic anemia and great clinical variability, ranging from a practically asymptomatic phenotype to severe anemia, which can lead to intrauterine or early neonatal death. Deletions affecting the α-globin genes, located on chromosome 16p13.3, are the main causes of α-thalassemia. Multiplex ligation-dependent probe amplification (MLPA) can be used to detect rearrangements that cause α-thalassemia, particularly large deletions involving the whole α cluster and/or deletions in the HS-40 region...
October 2, 2017: Genetics and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28972879/challenging-clinical-presentations-of-pernicious-anemia
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Thein Hlaing Oo, Cristhiam Mauricio Rojas-Hernandez
Pernicious anemia (PA) is an autoimmune disease of multifactorial etiologies characterized by autoimmune chronic atrophic gastritis, cobalamin deficiency (CD) due to defective absorption of dietary cobalamin from the terminal ileum, and by the presence of intrinsic factor and parietal cell antibodies. PA is a very common cause of CD-related anemia worldwide. Despite advances in the understanding molecular biology and pathophysiology of PA, the diagnosis of PA remains challenging in many circumstances for many clinicians because of its diverse clinical manifestations and the limitations of currently available diagnostic tools...
September 2017: Discovery Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28970690/successful-surgical-procedure-in-a-patient-of-aplastic-anemia-with-platelet-refractoriness-using-cross-match-compatible-platelets
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Ritam Chakrabarty, Sudipta Sekhar Das
This case marks the beginning of issuing cross-matched platelet products in Eastern India. A known case of aplastic anemia, on regular transfusion support, now presented with obstructed ventral periumbilical hernia requiring urgent surgical intervention. Platelet count at presentation was 13,000/μL. Platelet cross-matching was done by solid phase method. Ten units of random donor platelets were crossmatched. Five units were compatible and transfused. Counts rose to 84,000/μL after 1 h. Surgery was completed successfully...
July 2017: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28958290/lenalidomide-myelodysplastic-syndromes-with-del-5q-and-beyond
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Chetasi Talati, David Sallman, Alan List
Myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) with deletion 5q (del(5q)) is a distinct clinical and pathological disease subset that is exquisitely sensitive to lenalidomide for the treatment of red blood cell transfusion-dependent anemia. Although lenalidomide has erythropoeitic promoting activity in MDS without del(5q) (non-del(5q) MDS), the frequency of response to treatment is lower and relates to biologically separate drug effects. In del(5q) MDS, lenalidomide suppresses the malignant clone to restore effective erythropoiesis by virtue of synthetic lethality, arising from cereblon-dependent degradation of haplodeficient proteins encoded within the commonly deleted region of the chromosome 5q deletion...
July 2017: Seminars in Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28956137/deleterious-impact-of-maternal-hepatitis-c-viral-infection-on-maternal-and-fetal-outcome-a-5-year-prospective-study
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Mohamed Rezk, Zein Omar
OBJECTIVE: To assess prospectively the maternal and fetal outcome among pregnant women with chronic Hepatitis-C virus (HCV) infection compared to normal control group. METHODS: A prospective observational study conducted on 342 pregnant women with HCV who were divided into two groups according to polymerase chain reaction (PCR) result, group 1 (n = 184, HCV-PCR negative) and group 2 (n = 154, HCV-PCR positive) with a third group of normal pregnant women (n = 170)...
September 27, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28955775/dynamics-of-absorption-metabolism-and-excretion-of-5-aminolevulinic-acid-in-human-intestinal-caco-2-cells
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Kei Saito, Tohru Fujiwara, Urara Ota, Shunsuke Hatta, Satoshi Ichikawa, Masahiro Kobayashi, Yoko Okitsu, Noriko Fukuhara, Yasushi Onishi, Masahiro Ishizuka, Tohru Tanaka, Hideo Harigae
5-Aminolevulinic acid (ALA) is a precursor for the biosynthesis of porphyrins and heme. Although the oral administration of ALA has been widely applied in clinical settings, the dynamics of its absorption, metabolism, and excretion within enterocytes remain unknown. In this study, after enterocytic differentiation, Caco-2 cells were incubated with 200 µM ALA and/or 100 µM sodium ferrous citrate (SFC) for up to 72 h. Both ALA and the combination of ALA and SFC promoted the synthesis of heme, without affecting the expression of genes involved in intestinal iron transport, such as DMT1 and FPN...
September 2017: Biochemistry and Biophysics Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28955692/association-between-hemoglobin-level-and-bone-mineral-density-in-korean-adults
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Yun Hwan Oh, Ji Hyun Moon, Belong Cho
BACKGROUND: Low bone mineral density (BMD) increases fracture risk. Anemia is highly prevalent. Some studies suggested that anemia is an independent risk factor for osteoporosis. The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between hemoglobin (Hb) level and BMD in Korean adults. METHODS: This study was based on data from the Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2008 to 2011. Propensity score-matching was performed to establish a dataset for analysis...
August 2017: Journal of Bone Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28954928/human-pluripotent-stem-cell-derived-erythropoietin-producing-cells-ameliorate-renal-anemia-in-mice
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Hirofumi Hitomi, Tomoko Kasahara, Naoko Katagiri, Azusa Hoshina, Shin-Ichi Mae, Maki Kotaka, Takafumi Toyohara, Asadur Rahman, Daisuke Nakano, Akira Niwa, Megumu K Saito, Tatsutoshi Nakahata, Akira Nishiyama, Kenji Osafune
The production of erythropoietin (EPO) by the kidneys, a principal hormone for the hematopoietic system, is reduced in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), eventually resulting in severe anemia. Although recombinant human EPO treatment improves anemia in patients with CKD, returning to full red blood cell production without fluctuations does not always occur. We established a method to generate EPO-producing cells from human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) by modifying previously reported hepatic differentiation protocols...
September 27, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
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