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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449403/effects-of-malnutrition-on-treatment-related-morbidity-and-survival-of-children-with-cancer-in-nicaragua
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Allison K Pribnow, Roberta Ortiz, Luis Fulgencio Báez, Luvy Mendieta, Sandra Luna-Fineman
BACKGROUND: Most children with cancer live in resource-limited countries where malnutrition is often prevalent. We identified the relationship between malnutrition and treatment-related morbidity (TRM), abandonment of therapy, and survival of children with cancer in Nicaragua to better inform targeted nutritional interventions. PROCEDURE: We conducted a retrospective review of patients aged 6 months to 18 years with newly diagnosed acute lymphoblastic leukemia, acute myeloid leukemia (AML), Wilms tumor, Hodgkin lymphoma, or Burkitt lymphoma (BL) who were treated between January 1, 2004, and December 31, 2007 at Children's Hospital Manuel de Jesus Rivera in Managua, Nicaragua...
April 27, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422613/the-impact-of-prospective-telemedicine-implementation-in-the-management-of-childhood-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-in-recife-brazil
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Francisco Pedrosa, Faisal Shaikh, Gaston Rivera, Raul Ribeiro, Ibrahim Qaddoumi
BACKGROUND: A gap in childhood cancer outcomes remains between developed and developing countries. Persistence of this gap may be caused by financial, social, or educational disparities. Twinning and distance learning initiatives may improve such disparities. Integrating telemedicine into pediatric oncology twinning programs enhances education and facilitates patient-centered capacity building. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed an analysis of Web-based meetings held from August 2005 through July 2009 between the International Outreach Program at St...
April 19, 2017: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401353/maternal-fetal-loss-history-and-increased-acute-leukemia-subtype-risk-in-subsequent-offspring-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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M A Karalexi, N Dessypris, A Skalkidou, S -I Biniaris-Georgallis, Ε Ι Kalogirou, T P Thomopoulos, E Herlenius, L G Spector, D Loutradis, G P Chrousos, E Th Petridou
PURPOSE: History of fetal loss including miscarriage and stillbirth has been inconsistently associated with childhood (0-14 years) leukemia in subsequent offspring. A quantitative synthesis of the inconclusive literature by leukemia subtype was therefore conducted. METHODS: Eligible studies (N = 32) were identified through the screening of over 3500 publications. Random-effects meta-analyses were conducted on the association of miscarriage/stillbirth history with overall (AL; 18,868 cases/35,685 controls), acute lymphoblastic (ALL; 16,150 cases/38,655 controls), and myeloid (AML; 3042 cases/32,997 controls) leukemia...
April 11, 2017: Cancer Causes & Control: CCC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390196/pi3k-isoform-inhibition-associated-with-anti-bcr-abl-drugs-shows-in-vitro-increased-anti-leukemic-activity-in-philadelphia-chromosome-positive-b-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-cell-lines
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Simona Ultimo, Carolina Simioni, Alberto M Martelli, Giorgio Zauli, Camilla Evangelisti, Claudio Celeghini, James A McCubrey, Giorgia Marisi, Paola Ulivi, Silvano Capitani, Luca M Neri
B-acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL) is a malignant disorder characterized by the abnormal proliferation of B-cell progenitors. Philadelphia chromosome-positive (Ph+) B-ALL is a subtype that expresses the Bcr-Abl fusion protein which represents a negative prognostic factor. Constitutive activation of the phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase/Akt/mammalian target of rapamycin (PI3K/Akt/mTOR) network is a common feature of B-ALL, influencing cell growth and survival. In the present study, we aimed to investigate the efficacy of PI3K isoform inhibition in B-ALL cell lines harboring the Bcr-Abl fusion protein...
April 4, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387926/overall-survival-with-ponatinib-versus-allogeneic-stem-cell-transplantation-in-philadelphia-chromosome-positive-leukemias-with-the-t315i-mutation
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Franck E Nicolini, Grzegorz W Basak, Dong-Wook Kim, Eduardo Olavarria, Javier Pinilla-Ibarz, Jane F Apperley, Timothy Hughes, Dietger Niederwieser, Michael J Mauro, Charles Chuah, Andreas Hochhaus, Giovanni Martinelli, Maral DerSarkissian, Mei Sheng Duh, Lisa J McGarry, Hagop M Kantarjian, Jorge E Cortes
BACKGROUND: Effective treatment options for patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) or Philadelphia-positive (Ph+) acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) who have the threonine to isoleucine mutation at codon 315 (T315I) are few. The objective of this study was to compare overall survival (OS) between patients with CML and those with Ph+ ALL who received treatment with ponatinib versus allogeneic stem cell transplantation (allo-SCT). METHODS: A post hoc, retrospective, indirect comparison of OS among patients who received single-agent ponatinib in the Ponatinib Ph+ ALL and CML Evaluation (PACE) trial with those who underwent allo-SCT as reported to the European Bone Marrow Transplant registry, stratified by CML disease phase and Ph+ ALL, was conducted...
April 7, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370097/natural-history-of-chronic-myelomonocytic-leukemia-treated-with-hypomethylating-agents
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Ana Alfonso, Guillermo Montalban-Bravo, Koichi Takahashi, Elias J Jabbour, Tapan Kadia, Farhad Ravandi, Jorge Cortes, Zeev Estrov, Gautam Borthakur, Naveen Pemmaraju, Marina Konopleva, Carlos Bueso-Ramos, Sherry Pierce, Hagop Kantarjian, Guillermo Garcia-Manero
Hypomethylating agents (HMA) are the most commonly used therapeutic intervention in chronic myelomonocytic leukemia (CMML). Due to the lack of CMML-specific clinical trials, the impact of these agents in the natural history of CMML is not fully understood. We present the largest retrospective series of CMML (n=151) treated with HMA. Mean age at diagnosis was 69 years (range 50-88). According to the CMML-specific prognostic scoring system (CPSS): 17 (15%) were low-risk, 45 (39%) intermediate-1 risk, 42 (36%) intermediate-2, and 12 (10%) high-risk...
March 28, 2017: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351936/endoglin-a-novel-target-for-therapeutic-intervention-in-acute-leukemias-revealed-in-xenograft-mouse-models
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Keina M C Dourado, June Baik, Vanessa K P Oliveira, Miriam Beltrame, Ami Yamamoto, Charles P Theuer, Camila A V Figueiredo, Michael R Verneris, Rita C R Perlingeiro
Endoglin (CD105), a receptor of the transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) superfamily, has been reported to identify functional long-term repopulating hematopoietic stem cells, and has been detected in certain sub-types of acute leukemias. Whether this receptor plays a functional role in leukemogenesis remains unknown. We identified endoglin expression on the majority of blasts from patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and acute B-lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL). Using a xenograft model, we find that CD105(+) blasts are endowed with superior leukemogenic activity compared to the CD105(-) population...
March 28, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345828/effects-of-a-self-encouragement-program-on-stress-of-mothers-of-children-with-cancer-referred-to-imam-ali-hospital-zahedan-in-2015
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Mahdieh Saljughi, Narges Sadeghi
Introduction: In addition to the physical problems for the patients themselves, cancer can cause several social and psychological problems to the family, especially the mother in pediatric cases. This study aimed to investigate the effects of a self-encouragement program on stress of mothers of children with cancer referred to Imam Ali Hospital of Zahedan in 2015. Materials and Methods: This case-control study was performed on 44 mothers with children suffering from cancer, referred to the hospital during October and November of 2015...
February 1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320465/reduced-microbial-diversity-in-adult-survivors-of-childhood-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-and-microbial-associations-with-increased-immune-activation
#9
Ling Ling Chua, Reena Rajasuriar, Mohamad Shafiq Azanan, Noor Kamila Abdullah, Mei San Tang, Soo Ching Lee, Yin Ling Woo, Yvonne Ai Lian Lim, Hany Ariffin, P'ng Loke
BACKGROUND: Adult survivors of childhood cancers such as acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) have health problems that persist or develop years after cessation of therapy. These late effects include chronic inflammation-related comorbidities such as obesity and type 2 diabetes, but the underlying cause is poorly understood. RESULTS: We compared the anal microbiota composition of adult survivors of childhood ALL (N = 73) with healthy control subjects (N = 61)...
March 20, 2017: Microbiome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285386/comparison-of-outcomes-after-donor-lymphocyte-infusion-with-or-without-prior-chemotherapy-for-minimal-residual-disease-in-acute-leukemia-myelodysplastic-syndrome-after-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
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Xiao-Dong Mo, Xiao-Hui Zhang, Lan-Ping Xu, Yu Wang, Chen-Hua Yan, Huan Chen, Yu-Hong Chen, Wei Han, Feng-Rong Wang, Jing-Zhi Wang, Kai-Yan Liu, Xiao-Jun Huang
The efficacy of donor lymphocyte infusion (DLI) without chemotherapy was investigated and compared with that of chemotherapy prior to DLI (Chemo-DLI) in patients who were minimal residual disease (MRD)-positive after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). We enrolled 115 consecutive patients who received either DLI (n = 20) or Chemo-DLI (n = 95) during the same period. For each DLI recipient, three recipients matched for age at the HSCT, underlying diseases, and the year of the HSCT were randomly selected from the Chemo-DLI cohort (n = 60)...
May 2017: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283020/carbapenem-resistant-klebsiella-pneumoniae-in-high-risk-haematological-patients-factors-favouring-spread-risk-factors-and-outcome-of-carbapenem-resistant-klebsiella-pneumoniae-bacteremias
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Alessandra Micozzi, Giuseppe Gentile, Clara Minotti, Claudio Cartoni, Saveria Capria, Daniele Ballarò, Stefania Santilli, Emanuele Pacetti, Sara Grammatico, Giampaolo Bucaneve, Robin Foà
BACKGROUND: Carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae (CRKP) spread and infections in patients with haematological malignancies are a serious concern especially in endemic areas. Treatment failures and delay in appropriate therapy for CRKP infections are frequent and the mortality rate associated with CRKP bacteremia in neutropenic haematological patients is reported about 60%. METHODS: Haematological patients harboring CRKP hospitalized between February 2012 and May 2013 in an Italian Teaching hospital were examined...
March 10, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278717/a-randomized-controlled-trial-testing-an-adherence-optimized-vitamin-d-regimen-to-mitigate-bone-change-in-adolescents-being-treated-for-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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Etan Orgel, Nicole M Mueske, Richard Sposto, Vicente Gilsanz, Tishya A L Wren, David R Freyer, Anna M Butturini, Steven D Mittelman
Adolescents with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) develop osteopenia early in therapy, potentially exacerbated by high rates of concurrent Vitamin D deficiency. We conducted a randomized clinical trial testing a Vitamin D-based intervention to improve Vitamin D status and reduce bone density decline. Poor adherence to home supplementation necessitated a change to directly observed therapy (DOT) with intermittent, high-dose Vitamin D3 randomized versus standard of care (SOC). Compared to SOC, DOT Vitamin D3 successfully increased trough Vitamin 25(OH)D levels (p = ...
February 20, 2017: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271388/health-related-predictors-of-quality-of-life-in-cancer-patients-in-saudi-arabia
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Anwar E Ahmed, Alaa S Almuzaini, Mohannad A Alsadhan, Abdulrahman G Alharbi, Hanin S Almuzaini, Yosra Z Ali, Abdul-Rahman Jazieh
Research on Saudi Arabian cancer patients is a priority at King Abdulaziz Medical City (KAMC), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Because there is limited research on the quality of life (QoL) of Saudi Arabian cancer patients, the aim of this study was to identify the predictors of the QoL in a sample of Saudis with cancer. In August 2016, a cross-sectional study was conducted on 438 patients with a variety of cancer types (145 breast, 109 colorectal, 38 leukemia, 45 lymphoma, and 99 other types) who attended the Oncology Outpatient Clinics at KAMC...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Cancer Education: the Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194116/dynamic-and-static-exercises-differentially-affect-plasma-cytokine-content-in-elite-endurance-and-strength-trained-athletes-and-untrained-volunteers
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Leonid V Kapilevich, Anna N Zakharova, Anastasia V Kabachkova, Tatyana A Kironenko, Sergei N Orlov
Extensive exercise increases the plasma content of IL-6, IL-8, IL-15, leukemia inhibitory factor (LIF), and several other cytokines via their augmented transcription in skeletal muscle cells. However, the relative impact of aerobic and resistant training interventions on cytokine production remains poorly defined. In this study, we compared effects of dynamic and static load on cytokine plasma content in elite strength- and endurance-trained athletes vs. healthy untrained volunteers. The plasma cytokine content was measured before, immediately after, and 30 min post-exercise using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194038/itd-mutation-in-flt3-tyrosine-kinase-promotes-warburg-effect-and-renders-therapeutic-sensitivity-to-glycolytic-inhibition
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H-Q Ju, G Zhan, A Huang, Y Sun, S Wen, J Yang, W-H Lu, R-H Xu, J Li, Y Li, G Garcia-Manero, P Huang, Y Hu
Internal tandem duplication (ITD) mutation in Fms-like tyrosine kinase 3 gene (FLT3/ITD) represents an unfavorable genetic change in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and is associated with poor prognosis. Metabolic alterations have been involved in tumor progression and attracted interest as a target for therapeutic intervention. However, few studies analyzed the adaptations of cellular metabolism in the context of FLT3/ITD mutation. Here, we report that FLT3/ITD causes a significant increase in aerobic glycolysis through AKT-mediated upregulation of mitochondrial hexokinase (HK2), and renders the leukemia cells highly dependent on glycolysis and sensitive to pharmacological inhibition of glycolytic activity...
February 14, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159928/a-meta-analysis-of-hla-peptidome-composition-in-different-hematological-entities-entity-specific-dividing-lines-and-pan-leukemia-antigens
#16
Linus Backert, Daniel Johannes Kowalewski, Simon Walz, Heiko Schuster, Claudia Berlin, Marian Christoph Neidert, Mirle Schemionek, Tim H Brümmendorf, Vladan Vucinic, Dietger Niederwieser, Lothar Kanz, Helmut Rainer Salih, Oliver Kohlbacher, Katja Weisel, Hans-Georg Rammensee, Stefan StevanoviÄ, Juliane Sarah Walz
Hematological malignancies (HM) are highly amenable targets for immunotherapeutic intervention and may be effectively treated by antigen-specific T-cell based treatment. Recent studies demonstrate that physiologically occurring anti-cancer T-cell responses in certain HM entities target broadly presented non-mutated epitopes. HLA ligands are thus implied as prime targets for broadly applicable and antigen-specific off-the-shelf compounds. With the aim of assessing the presence of common targets shared among different HM which may enable addressing a larger patient collective we conducted a meta-analysis of 83 mass spectrometry-based HLA peptidome datasets (comprising 40,361 unique peptide identifications) across four major HM (19 AML, 16 CML, 35 CLL, and 13 MM/MCL samples) and investigated similarities and differences within the HLA presented antigenic landscape...
January 31, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152889/characterization-of-unplanned-30-day-medical-oncology-readmissions-after-discharge-at-an-academic-medical-center-with-a-comprehensive-cancer-center
#17
Justin Eusebio, Nie Bohlen, Margaret Ruddy, David P Ryan
269 Background: Hospital readmission rate is increasingly suggested as a quality care metric. Currently there are no standard criteria for an avoidable readmission in oncology. Although patients with cancer have been identified as being at increased risk of readmission, there has been little to examine the reasons for the oncology patient readmission. The aim was to examine the profiles of patients with an unplanned readmission within 30 days after discharge by an oncology provider and to measure the unplanned 30-day readmission rate...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152748/patient-activation-measures-distress-levels-and-causes-of-distress-in-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
#18
Emily Van Laar, Uma Borate, Bradford E Jackson, Maria Pisu, Pamela M Peters, Thomas Wayne Butler, Randall S Davis, Amitkumar Mehta, Aras Acemgil, Sara J Knight, Monika M Safford, Gabrielle Betty Rocque
201 Background: Patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) reporting high levels of distress due to knowledge gaps and emotional concerns can have negative outcomes and suffer from lower quality of life. Understanding patients' activation levels, causes of distress, knowledge gaps, and psychosocial needs are crucial in high quality care. Optimally activated, educated and empowered patients are better positioned to communicate effectively with providers regarding selection of, and adherence to, CLL treatment protocols and long-term care plans, and potentially improving quality of life...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107040/effects-of-malnutrition-on-neutrophil-mononuclear-cell-apoptotic-functions-in-children-with-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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Fatma Betul Cakir, Su Gülsün Berrak, Gonul Aydogan, Aysin Tulunay, Cetin Timur, Cengiz Canpolat, Emel Eksioglu Demiralp
BACKGROUND: Recent studies claim that apoptosis may explain immune dysfunction observed in malnutrition. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to determine the effect of malnutrition on apoptotic functions of phagocytic cells in acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-eight ALL patients (13 with malnutrition) and thirty controls were enrolled. Neutrophil and mononuclear cell apoptosis of ALL patients and the control group were studied on admission before chemotherapy and repeated at a minimum of three months after induction of chemotherapy or when the nutritional status of leukemic children improved...
April 2017: Nutrition and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101575/identification-of-potential-targets-for-differentiation-in-human-leukemia-cells-induced-by-diallyl-disulfide
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Hui Ling, Jie He, Hui Tan, Lan Yi, Fang Liu, Xiaoxia Ji, Youhua Wu, Haobin Hu, Xi Zeng, Xiaohong Ai, Hao Jiang, Qi Su
Diallyl disulfide (DADS) is a primary component of garlic, which has chemopreventive potential. We previously found that moderate doses (15-120 µM) of DADS induced apoptosis and G2/M phase cell cycle arrest. In this study, we observed the effect of low doses (8 µM) of DADS on human leukemia HL-60 cells. We found that DADS could inhibit proliferation, migration and invasion in HL-60 cells, and arrested cells at G0/G1 stage. Then, cell differentiation was displayed by morphologic observation, NBT reduction activity and CD11b evaluation of cytometric flow...
February 2017: International Journal of Oncology
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