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Theresia M Westers, Eline M P Cremers, Uta Oelschlaegel, Ulrika Johansson, Peter Bettelheim, Sergio Matarraz, Alberto Orfao, Bijan Moshaver, Lisa Eidenschink Brodersen, Michael R Loken, Denise A Wells, Dolores Subira', Matthew Cullen, Jeroen G Te Marvelde, Vincent H J Van der Velden, Frank W M B Preijers, Sung-Chao Chu, Jean Feuillard, Estelle Guérin, Katherina Psarra, Anna Porwit, Leonie Saft, Robin Ireland, Timothy Milne, Marie C Béné, Birgit I Witte, Matteo G Della Porta, Wolfgang Kern, Arjan A van de Loosdrecht
Current recommendations for diagnosing myelodysplastic syndromes endorse flow cytometry as an informative tool. Most flow cytometry protocols focus on the analysis of progenitor cells and the evaluation of the maturing myelomonocytic lineage. However, one of the most frequently observed features of myelodysplastic syndromes is anemia, which may be associated with dyserythropoiesis. Therefore, analysis of changes in flow cytometry features of nucleated erythroid cells may complement current flow cytometry tools...
October 6, 2016: Haematologica
Gerd Horneff, Ariane Klein, Prasad T Oommen, Anton Hospach, Ivan Foeldvari, Isa Feddersen, Kirsten Minden
OBJECTIVES: While tumour necrosis factor (TNF)-α-inhibitor treatment improved outcome of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) management markedly, concerns have been raised about an association of TNF-α-inhibitor treatment and an increased risk for malignancies especially lymphoma. METHODS: Cases of suspected malignancies documented in the German Biker Registry are reviewed in detail. RESULTS: Until Dec 31, 2015, 3695 JIA patients were prospectively followed with a total of more than 13,198 observation years...
September 8, 2016: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
Maud A W Hermans, Annemiek Broijl, Paul L A van Daele
BACKGROUND: Systemic mastocytosis is a rare myeloproliferative disease characterized by the uncontrolled proliferation of aberrant mast cells. It has varying clinical manifestations. For unknown reasons, pulmonary localization of mastocytosis is extremely rare. CASE PRESENTATION: In this report, we describe a case of a young Caucasian female with systemic mastocytosis who had an associated hematological non-mast-cell lineage disease with pulmonary interstitial disease directly related to her mastocytosis...
October 13, 2016: Journal of Medical Case Reports
Hakan Emmungil, Sibel Zehra Aydın
Relapsing polychondritis (RPC) is a unique and rarely observed autoimmune condition regarded as recurrent extensive chondritis of the auricular, nasal, and tracheal cartilages. Moreover, heart, main arteries, skin, and eyes may be involved. Several forms of clinical manifestations may be seen, and the pathogenesis still remains anonymous. A concomitant disease, particularly myelodysplasia or other systemic autoimmune disease can be detected in one-third of the patients with RPC. The treatment of RPC should be considered on personal basis and classified according to disease activity and severity...
December 2015: Eur J Rheumatol
Naeem Khan, Robert K Hills, Steve Knapper, Lora Steadman, Ushna Qureshi, Jerrald L Rector, Charlotte Bradbury, Nigel H Russell, Paresh Vyas, Alan K Burnett, David Grimwade, Paul S Hole, Sylvie D Freeman
In acute myeloid leukemia (AML) quiescence and low oxidative state, linked to BCL2 mitochondrial regulation, endow leukemic stem cells (LSC) with treatment-resistance. LSC in CD34+ and more mature CD34- AML have heterogeneous immunophenotypes overlapping with normal stem/progenitor cells (SPC) but may be differentiated by functional markers. We therefore investigated the oxidative/reactive oxygen species (ROS) profile, its relationship with cell-cycle/BCL2 for normal SPC, and whether altered in AML and myelodysplasia (MDS)...
2016: PloS One
Asma Ashraf, Andreas V Hadjinicolaou, Carolyn Doree, Sally Hopewell, Marialena Trivella, Lise J Estcourt
This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows: To compare a therapeutic-only versus prophylactic platelet transfusion policy for people with myelodysplasia, inherited or acquired aplastic anaemia, and other congenital bone marrow failure disorders.
September 1, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Koji Sasaki, Elias Jabbour, Jorge Cortes, Tapan Kadia, Guillermo Garcia-Manero, Gautam Borthakur, Preetesh Jain, Sherry Pierce, Naval Daver, Koichi Takahashi, Susan O'Brien, Hagop Kantarjian, Farhad Ravandi
PURPOSE: To learn whether an antecedent hematologic disorder (AHD) is associated with additional risk in patients with therapy-related acute myeloid leukemia (t-AML). PATIENTS AND METHODS: We reviewed data of 301 patients with newly diagnosed t-AML who sought care from January 2000 to January 2014 (183 t-AML without AHD, 118 t-AML with AHD). Overall, median follow-up was 44 months. RESULTS: The primary malignancy was non-Hodgkin lymphoma in 92 (31%), breast cancer in 80 (27%), and prostate cancer in 49 (16%)...
August 10, 2016: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia
Hassan Sibai, Umberto Falcone, Uday Deotare, Fotios V Michelis, Jieun Uhm, Vikas Gupta, John Kuruvilla, Jeffrey H Lipton, Matthew D Seftel, Hans A Messner, Dennis Dong Hwan Kim
Reduced-intensity conditioning (RIC) has been shown to have similar overall survival (OS) but higher relapse rates compared with myeloablative (MAC) regimens in patients with myeloid malignancies undergoing allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT). Using propensity score matching (PSM) analysis, well-balanced pairs of different variables can be compared effectively. We retrospectively compared allo-HSCT recipients with acute myeloid leukemia or myelodysplasia receiving a RIC regimen (FBT200; fludarabine 30 mg/m(2)/day for 4 days, busulfan 3...
September 3, 2016: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
Maria Helena Ornellas, Monique De França Silva, Cristiana Solza, Stella Beatriz Sampaio De Lucena Gonçalves, Liliane Silva De Almeida, Jackline De Paula Ayres-Silva, Taís Leite Seixas, Elenice Ferreira Bastos, Thomas Liehr, Gilda Alves
Myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) cases comprise a heterogeneous group of hematological disorders that are characterized by impaired hematopoiesis, with cytopenias of different grades and risk of developing acute myeloid leukemia. MDS may rarely be associated with thrombocytosis. In such cases, myelodysplasia and myeloproliferative disorders may overlap, making correct diagnosis difficult. We herein describe a case of MDS with thrombocytosis, Janus kinase 2 gene mutation-positive and Perls' staining-negative, which was initially classified as essential thrombocythemia (ET)...
September 2016: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
Lindsey Skrdlant, Jeremy M Stark, Ren-Jang Lin
BACKGROUND: Serine-arginine rich splicing factor 2 (SRSF2) is a protein known for its role in RNA splicing and genome stability. It has been recently discovered that SRSF2, along with other splicing regulators, is frequently mutated in patients with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS). The most common MDS mutations in SRSF2 occur at proline 95; the mutant proteins are shown to have different RNA binding preferences, which may contribute to splicing changes detected in mutant cells. However, the influence of these SRSF2 MDS-associated mutations on specific splicing events remains poorly understood...
2016: BMC Molecular Biology
Line Stensig Lynggaard, Hanne V Marquart, Eigil Kjeldsen, Hans O Madsen, Henrik Hasle
A small group of children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) have a preleukemic phase of pancytopenia followed by a period of spontaneous remission before the diagnosis (pre-ALL). A 6-year-old girl presented with pancytopenia, fever, and myelodysplasia. Following transient remission pre-B ALL was diagnosed 14 months later. Clonal B-lineage blasts at the period of pancytopenia were identified retrospectively. The interval between pre-ALL and ALL-diagnosis was longer than previously reported. The infection was clinically severe and might have induced a significant endogenous corticosteroids production resulting in the long-lasting remission...
November 2016: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
Mili Arora, Sonia Gowda, Joseph Tuscano
Lenalidomide, an immunomodulatory drug that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved for the treatment of multiple myeloma, 5q- myelodysplasia and mantle-cell lymphoma (MCL), has encouraging efficacy in other B-cell malignancies. Its unique mechanism of action is in part due to altering the tumor microenvironment and potentiating the activity of T and natural-killer (NK) cells. Impressive clinical activity and excellent tolerability allows broad applicability. Lenalidomide has been used in a wide range of B-cell malignancies for years, but in 2013, the FDA marked its approval as a single agent only in relapsed/refractory mantle-cell lymphoma...
August 2016: Therapeutic Advances in Hematology
F Bremmer, P Ströbel
The mediastinum is among the most frequent anatomic region in which germ cell tumors (GCT) arise, second only to the gonads. Mediastinal GCT (mGCT) account for 16 % of all mediastinal neoplasms. Although the morphology and (according to all available data) the molecular genetics of mediastinal and gonadal GCT are identical, a number of unique aspects exist. There is a highly relevant bi-modal age distribution. In pre-pubertal children of both sexes, mGCT consist exclusively of teratomas and yolk sac tumors...
September 2016: Der Pathologe
Claude Lambert, Yuenv Wu, Carmen Aanei
Myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) is characterized by an ineffective hematopoiesis with production of aberrant clones and a high cell apoptosis rate in bone marrow (BM). Macrophages are in charge of phagocytosis. Innate Immune cells and specific T cells are in charge of immunosurveillance. Little is known on BM cell recruitment and activity as BM aspirate is frequently contaminated with peripheral blood. But evidences suggest an active role of immune cells in protection against MDS and secondary leukemia. BM CD8(+) CD28(-) CD57(+) T cells are directly cytotoxic and have a distinct cytokine signature in MDS, producing TNF-α, IL-6, CCL3, CCL4, IL-1RA, TNFα, FAS-L, TRAIL, and so on...
2016: Frontiers in Oncology
Riad Arana, Daniel Lusina, Thorsten Braun, Rémi Letestu, Claude Gardin, Antoine Martin
The reaction of Hector Battifora mesothelial epitope-1 (HBME-1) antibody with scattered pronormoblasts in normal bone marrow core biopsy specimens has been reported. This study evaluated the immunohistochemical profile of HBME-1 in a panel of 52 normal, dyserythropoietic and neoplastic marrow samples. We compared the staining property of HBME-1 with that of the commonly used erythroid marker, glycophorin A (CD235a) and in each case, we semi-quantitatively evaluated the HBME-1/CD235a-positive cells ratio. In normal samples, HBME-1 labelled scattered immature erythroid precursors...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical Pathology
I I Kostroma, S V Gritsaev, Zh Yu Sidorova, S A Tiranova, S P Svitina, Yu S Drizhun, Zh V Chubukina, I S Martynkevich, S I Kapustin, S S Bessmel'tsev
AIM: to investigate the methylation status of the SOX7 and p15NK4b genes and Wnt signaling pathway antagonists in patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in order to assess the association of the rate of aberrant methylation (AM) with the morphological variant and pattern of chromosomal aberrations, as well as the impact of the methylation status on survival. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: The data of 57 AML patients aged 20 to 79 years were analyzed. The methylation status of the genes was studied by methylation-specific polymerase chain reaction...
2016: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
Brian A Jonas, Carl Johnson, Dita Gratzinger, Ravindra Majeti
Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a heterogeneous group of aggressive bone marrow cancers arising from transformed hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells (HSPC). Therapy-related AML and MDS (t-AML/MDS) comprise a subset of AML cases occurring after exposure to alkylating chemotherapy and/or radiation and are associated with a very poor prognosis. Less is known about the pathogenesis and disease-initiating/leukemia stem cell (LSC) subpopulations of t-AML/MDS compared to their de novo counterparts. Here, we report the development of mouse models of t-AML/MDS...
2016: PloS One
Ting Zhou, Stephanie N Perez, Ziming Cheng, Marsha C Kinney, Madeleine E Lemieux, Linda M Scott, Vivienne I Rebel
Perturbations in CREB binding protein (CREBBP) are associated with hematopoietic malignancies, including myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS). Mice hemizygous for Crebbp develop myelodysplasia with proliferative features, reminiscent of human MDS/myeloproliferative neoplasm-unclassifiable (MDS/MPN-U), and a proportion goes on to develop acute myeloid leukemia (AML). We have also shown that the Crebbp+/- non-hematopoietic bone marrow microenvironment induces excessive myeloproliferation of wild-type cells. We now report that transplantation of unfractionated Crebbp+/- bone marrow into wild-type recipients resulted in either early-onset AML or late-onset MDS and MDS/MPN-U...
2016: PloS One
M Monika Belickova, Michaela Dostalova Merkerova, Hana Votavova, Jan Valka, Jitka Vesela, Barbora Pejsova, Hana Hajkova, Jiri Klema, Jaroslav Cermak, Anna Jonasova
Azacitidine (AZA) is a hypomethylating drug used to treat disorders associated with myelodysplasia and related neoplasms. Approximately 50 % of patients do not respond to AZA and have very poor outcomes. There is thus great interest in identifying predictive biomarkers for AZA responsiveness. We searched for specific genes whose expression level was associated with response status. Using microarrays, we analyzed gene expression patterns in bone marrow CD34(+) cells in serial samples from 32 patients with myelodysplastic syndromes, chronic myelomonocytic leukemia, and acute myeloid leukemia with myelodysplasia-related changes before and during the AZA therapy...
July 14, 2016: International Journal of Hematology
Olga K Weinberg, Robert P Hasserjian, Betty Li, Olga Pozdnyakova
AIMS: In recent years, multiparameter flow cytometry has been increasingly recognised as an important tool in diagnosis of myelodysplastic syndrome and acute myeloid leukaemia (AML). Assessment of myeloid and monocytic 'immunophenotypic' dysplasia by flow cytometry in de novo AML has not been evaluated. METHODS: 97 cases of de novo AML cases were identified and reviewed by three hematopathologists. 'Immunophenotypic' dysplasia was assessed on blasts, monocytes and granulocytes by mean fluorescence intensity...
July 7, 2016: Journal of Clinical Pathology
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