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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786884/bone-morbidity-and-recovery-in-children-with-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-results-of-a-six-year-prospective-cohort-study
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Leanne M Ward, Jinhui Ma, Bianca Lang, Josephine Ho, Nathalie Alos, Mary Ann Matzinger, Nazih Shenouda, Brian Lentle, Jacob L Jaremko, Beverly Wilson, David Stephure, Robert Stein, Anne Marie Sbrocchi, Celia Rodd, Victor Lewis, Sara Israels, Ronald M Grant, Conrad V Fernandez, David B Dix, Elizabeth A Cummings, Robert Couch, Elizabeth Cairney, Ronald Barr, Sharon Abish, Stephanie A Atkinson, John Hay, Frank Rauch, David Moher, Kerry Siminoski, Jacqueline Halton
Osteoporotic fractures are a significant cause of morbidity in acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Our objective was to determine the incidence and predictors of fractures and recovery from osteoporosis in pediatric ALL over 6 years following glucocorticoid initiation. Vertebral fractures (VF) and vertebral body reshaping were assessed on annual spine radiographs, low-trauma non-VF were recorded at regular intervals and spine bone mineral density (BMD) was captured every 6 months for 4 years and then annually...
May 22, 2018: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784750/pregnancy-in-patients-with-chronic-myeloid-leukemia
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Ellin Berman
Estimates suggest that nearly 30% of patients diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) are aged <49 years, with approximately half being women. For many of these women, childbearing concerns are a major factor as they initiate treatment with tyrosine kinase inhibitors, which are known to be teratogenic. During her presentation at the NCCN 23rd Annual Conference, Dr. Berman identified the challenges in helping women undergoing treatment for CML who want to have children, and emphasized the importance of an individualized and multidisciplinary approach to management...
May 2018: Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network: JNCCN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781717/white-matter-microstructure-and-information-processing-at-the-completion-of-chemotherapy-only-treatment-for-pediatric-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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Simone J Darling, Cinzia De Luca, Vicki Anderson, Maria McCarthy, Stephen Hearps, Marc L Seal
Little is known about white matter microstructure and its role in information processing abilities of children treated for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) early posttreatment. Twenty-one survivors of ALL and 18 controls (7-16 years) underwent neurocognitive assessment. A subsample underwent diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging. The ALL group performed poorer on measures of processing capacity, and had widespread areas of decreased fractional anisotropy and increased radial diffusivity. Significant group by white matter microstructure interactions was found when predicting processing speed...
May 21, 2018: Developmental Neuropsychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781563/associations-between-neutrophil-recovery-time-infections-and-relapse-in-pediatric-acute-myeloid-leukemia
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Ditte J A Løhmann, Peter H Asdahl, Jonas Abrahamsson, Shau-Yin Ha, Ólafur G Jónsson, Gertjan J L Kaspers, Minna Koskenvuo, Birgitte Lausen, Barbara De Moerloose, Josefine Palle, Bernward Zeller, Henrik Hasle
BACKGROUND: Children with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) treated similarly show different toxicity and leukemic responses. We investigated associations between neutrophil recovery time after the first induction course, infection and relapse in children treated according to NOPHO-AML 2004 and DB AML-01. PROCEDURE: Newly diagnosed patients with AML with bone marrow blast <5% between day 15 after the start of the treatment and the start of second induction course, and in complete remission after the second induction course were included (n = 279)...
May 21, 2018: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780794/pediatric-scurvy-when-contemporary-eating-habits-bring-back-the-past
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Alice Brambilla, Cristina Pizza, Donatella Lasagni, Lucia Lachina, Massimo Resti, Sandra Trapani
Vitamin C deficiency is anecdotal in developed countries, mainly associated with underling clinical morbidities as autism or neurological impairment. Chronic insufficient dietary supply is responsible for vascular fragility and impaired bone formation, resulting in gingival bleeding, petechial lesions, articular and bone pain or limb swelling. Children may present anorexia, irritability, failure to thrive, limping or refusal to walk. Accordingly, pediatric scurvy is frequently misdiagnosed with osteomyelitis, septic arthritis, bone and soft tissue tumor, leukemia, bleeding disorders, and rheumatologic conditions...
2018: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773602/clofarabine-high-dose-cytarabine-and-liposomal-daunorubicin-in-pediatric-relapsed-refractory-acute-myeloid-leukemia-a-phase-ib-study
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Natasha K A van Eijkelenburg, Mareike Rasche, Essam Ghazaly, Michael N Dworzak, Thomas Klingebiel, Claudia Rossig, Guy Leverger, Jan Stary, Eveline S J M de Bont, Dana A Chitu, Yves Bertrand, Benoit Brethon, Brigitte Strahm, Inge M van der Sluis, Gertjan J L Kaspers, Dirk Reinhardt, C Michel Zwaan
Survival in children with relapsed/refractory acute myeloid leukemia is unsatisfactory. Treatment consists of one course fludarabine, cytarabine and liposomal daunorubicin, followed by fludarabine and cytarabine and stem-cell transplantation. Study ITCC 020/I-BFM 2009-02 aimed to identify the recommended phase 2 dose of clofarabine replacing fludarabine in the abovementioned combination regimen (3+3 design). Escalating dose-levels of clofarabine (20-40mg/m2/day x5days) and liposomal daunorubicin (40-0mg/m2/day) were administered with cytarabine (2g/m2/day x5days)...
May 17, 2018: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772353/cardiac-profile-of-chimeric-antigen-receptor-car-t-cell-therapy-in-children-a-single-institution-experience
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Danielle Burstein, Shannon Maude, Stephen Grupp, Heather Griffis, Joseph Rossano, Kimberly Lin
BACKGROUND: Immunotherapy with chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)-modified T-cells targeting CD19 for pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) has demonstrated significant efficacy. The principle toxicity is cytokine release syndrome with resultant hypotension. However, the spectrum of cardiovascular effects associated with CAR T-cell therapy has not been systematically evaluated. METHODS: We reviewed all patients who received CD19-directed CAR T-cells at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia between April 2012 and September 2016...
May 14, 2018: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772082/child-symptoms-parent-behaviors-and-family-strain-in-long-term-survivors-of-childhood-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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I-Chan Huang, Tara M Brinkman, Larry Mullins, Ching-Hon Pui, Leslie L Robison, Melissa M Hudson, Kevin R Krull
BACKGROUND: How family environment and parental factors affect health status and symptoms in childhood cancer survivors is understudied. We examined the influence of family cohesion, parent distress, and overprotection on child symptom burden and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and family strain in survivors of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). METHODS: Parents of 213 children treated with chemotherapy-only completed a survey when survivors were at least five-years post-diagnosis...
May 17, 2018: Psycho-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771338/cost-effectiveness-analysis-of-an-adherence-promotion-intervention-for-children-with-leukemia-a-markov-model-based-simulation
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Meghan E McGrady, Mark H Eckman, Maureen M O'Brien, Ahna L H Pai
Objective: Improving medication adherence among children with B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL) has the potential to reduce relapse rates but requires an investment in resources. An economic evaluation is needed to understand the potential costs and benefits of delivering adherence-promotion interventions (APIs) as part of standard clinical care. Methods: A Markov decision analytic model was used to simulate the potential incremental cost-effectiveness per quality-adjusted life year (QALY) to be gained from an API for children with B-ALL in first continuous remission compared with treatment as usual (TAU, no intervention)...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768710/improving-the-safety-of-high-dose-methotrexate-for-children-with-hematologic-cancers-in-settings-without-access-to-mtx-levels-using-extended-hydration-and-additional-leucovorin
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Kalthi Vaishnavi, Deepak Bansal, Amita Trehan, Richa Jain, Savita Verma Attri
BACKGROUND: A lack of access to methotrexate levels is common in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC), relevant for 80% of children with cancer worldwide. We evaluated whether high-dose methotrexate (HD-MTX) can be administered safely with extended hydration and leucovorin rescue, with monitoring of serum creatinine and urine pH. METHODS: The prospective study was conducted at a single centre in Chandigarh, India in 2015. Patients with B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) or with T-cell ALL or non-Hodgkin lymphoma (T-NHL) were administered 3 and 5 gm/m2 of MTX (24 hr infusion), respectively...
May 16, 2018: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768231/enhanced-stability-of-l-asparaginase-by-its-bioconjugation-to-poly-styrene-co-maleic-acid-and-ecoflex-nanoparticles
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Jaleh Varshosaz, Negin Anvari
Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is the white blood cell cancer in children. L-asparaginase (L-ASNase) is one of the first drugs used in ALL treatment. Anti-tumor activity of L-ASNase is not specific and indicates limited stability in different biological environments, in addition to its quick clearance from blood. The purpose of the present study was to achieve a new L-ASNase polymer bioconjugate to improve pharmacokinetic, increase half-life and stability of the enzyme. The conjugations were achieved by the cross-linking agent of 1-ethyl-3-(3- dimethylaminopropyl) carbodiimide (EDC) which activates the carboxylic acid groups of polymeric nanoparticles to create amide bond...
June 2018: IET Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764573/-clinical-and-laboratory-characteristics-of-juvenile-myelomonocytic-leukemia
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Yuan-Yuan Wu, Sheng-Yang Cai, Wei Huang, Si-Si Li, Wei Li, Ao Dong
OBJECTIVE: To study the clinical and laboratory characteristics of juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia (JMML). METHODS: The clinical characteristics and laboratory results were retrospectively analyzed in 10 children with newly diagnosed JMML. They were compared with those of 28 children with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) and 44 children with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). RESULTS: Compared with the children with CML or MDS, the children with JMML had significantly higher rates of skin rashes, ecchymosis, and lymphadenectasis, a significantly lower serum cholinesterase (ChE) level, and a significantly higher fetal hemoglobin level (P&lt;0...
May 2018: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764159/emerging-role-of-immunotherapy-for-childhood-cancers
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Rupert Handgretinger, Patrick Schlegel
Recent developments in cell and gene therapy have a great impact on the new therapeutic approaches in pediatric cancers. Monoclonal antibodies for neuroblastoma and bispecific antibodies for leukemia have induced significant clinical responses for otherwise chemorefractory patients. Moreover, cellular therapeutic approaches including chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cells as well as natural killer (NK) cells have the potential to cure patients with so far incurable malignancies and are the basis for future new therapies for pediatric cancer...
April 2018: Chinese Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761423/advanced-parental-age-as-risk-factor-for-childhood-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-results-from-studies-of-the-childhood-leukemia-international-consortium
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Eleni Th Petridou, Marios K Georgakis, Friederike Erdmann, Xiaomei Ma, Julia E Heck, Anssi Auvinen, Beth A Mueller, Logan G Spector, Eve Roman, Catherine Metayer, Corrado Magnani, Maria S Pombo-de-Oliveira, Sameera Ezzat, Michael E Scheurer, Ana Maria Mora, John D Dockerty, Johnni Hansen, Alice Y Kang, Rong Wang, David R Doody, Eleanor Kane, Waffa M Rashed, Nick Dessypris, Joachim Schüz, Claire Infante-Rivard, Alkistis Skalkidou
Advanced parental age has been associated with adverse health effects in the offspring including childhood (0-14 years) acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), as reported in our meta-analysis of published studies. We aimed to further explore the association using primary data from 16 studies participating in the Childhood Leukemia International Consortium. Data were contributed by 11 case-control (CC) studies (7919 cases and 12,942 controls recruited via interviews) and five nested case-control (NCC) studies (8801 cases and 29,690 controls identified through record linkage of population-based health registries) with variable enrollment periods (1968-2015)...
May 14, 2018: European Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754509/-new-and-traditional-directions-in-the-biology-and-management-of-childhood-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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Bálint Egyed, Gábor Kovács, Nóra Kutszegi, Andrea Rzepiel, Judit Csányiné Sági, Dániel János Erdélyi, Judit Müller, Ágnes Félné Semsei
Owing to clinical trials and improvement over the past few decades, the majority of children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) survive by first-line chemotherapy and combat with the problems of returning to community. However, many patients may have severe acute or late therapeutic side effects, and the survival rate in some groups (e.g., patients with MLL rearrangements, hypodiploidy, IKZF1 mutation or early precursor T cell phenotype) is far behind the average. Innovative strategies in medical attendance provide better clinical outcomes for them: complete gene diagnostics, molecularly targeted anticancer treatment, immuno-oncology and immune cell therapy...
May 2018: Orvosi Hetilap
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753157/treosulfan-fludarabine-and-low-dose-total-body-irradiation-for-children-and-young-adults-with-acute-myeloid-leukemia-or-myelodysplastic-syndrome-undergoing-allogeneic-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation-a-prospective-phase-ii-trial-of-the-pediatric-blood-and
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Eneida R Nemecek, Ralf A Hilger, Alexia Adams, Bronwen E Shaw, Deidre Kiefer, Jennifer Le-Rademacher, John E Levine, Gregory Yanik, Wing Leung, Julie-An Talano, Paul Haut, David Delgado, Neena Kapoor, Aleksandra Petrovic, Roberta Adams, Rabi Hanna, Hemalatha Rangarajan, Jignesh Dalal, Joseph Chewning, Michael R Verneris, Stacy Epstein, Lauri Burroughs, Evelio D Perez-Albuerne, Michael A Pulsipher, Colleen Delaney
This multicenter study evaluated a treosulfan-based regimen in children and young adults with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) or myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) undergoing allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplant (HCT). Forty patients with median age 11 years (1-19) underwent allogeneic HCT for AML in first (n=18), second (n=11), third or greater remission (n=3); or MDS (n=8) using bone marrow (n=25), peripheral blood stem cells (n=5) or cord blood (n=9). The regimen consisted of body surface area (BSA)-based treosulfan 10 g/m2 /day (BSA ≤ 0...
May 9, 2018: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750746/ingrown-toenails-during-chemotherapy-and-stem-cell-transplantation-in-children-with-hematological-malignancies-and-solid-tumors
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Daiki Hori, Ryoji Kobayashi, Daisuke Suzuki, Hirozumi Sano, Kunihiko Kobayashi
BACKGROUND: At our institution, we noted that children with hematological malignancies and solid tumors often suffered from ingrown toenails (IGTNs) during hospitalization for chemotherapy and stem cell transplantation. However, only few reports have dealt with IGTNs in the above setting. PROCEDURE: Between August 2007 and July 2017, 180 children who received treatment for hematological malignancies and solid tumors at our institute were enrolled in this study. Twelve patients with insufficient data and 7 patients with past histories of IGTNs were excluded...
May 10, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29749432/roles-of-stat3-in-leukemia-review
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Yin Shi, Zhen Zhang, Xintao Qu, Xiaoxiao Zhu, Lin Zhao, Ran Wei, Qiang Guo, Linlin Sun, Xunqiang Yin, Yunhong Zhang, Xia Li
Leukemia is a type of hematopoietic malignancy, and the incidence rate in the United States and European Union increases by an average of 0.6 to 0.7% annually. The incidence rate in China is approximately 5.17/100,000 individuals, and the mortality rate is 3.94/100,000 individuals. Leukemia is the most common tumor affecting children and adults under 35 years of age, and is one of the major diseases leading to the death of adolescents. Signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) is a vital regulatory factor of signal transduction and transcriptional activation, and once activated, the phosphorylated form of STAT3 (p-STAT3) is transferred into the nucleus to regulate the transcription of target genes, and plays important roles in cell proliferation, differentiation, apoptosis and other physiological processes...
April 30, 2018: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29749328/effect-of-ursodeoxycholic-acid-and-vitamin-e-in-the-prevention-of-liver-injury-from-methotrexate-in-pediatric-leukemia
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Mohammadreza Bordbar, Nader Shakibazad, Mohammadreza Fattahi, Sezaneh Haghpanah, Naser Honar
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA) and antioxidants such as vitamin E are considered to have a protective role in preventing chemotherapy-induced liver damage. The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy of these agents for hepatoprotection in pediatric patients with B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), who were treated with methotrexate in their maintenance phase of treatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eighty children with B-cell ALL were randomly divided into four groups...
March 2018: Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Journal of Turkish Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748040/cytogenetic-profile-of-moroccan-pediatric-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-analysis-of-155-cases-with-a-review-of-the-literature
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Zahra Takki Chebihi, Aziza Belkhayat, Elbekkay Chadli, Latifa Hilal, Hanaa Skhoun, Laila Hessissen, Mohamed El Khorassani, Maria El Kababri, Amina Kili, Mohammed Khattab, Youssef Bakri, Nadia Dakka
BACKGROUND: Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is the most common malignancy in children, with a peak incidence at 2 to 3 years of age and accounting for almost 30% of all cancers in this age group. It is well established that the identification of cytogenetic abnormalities is highly relevant for the prognosis of and therapeutic decisions in ALL. The purpose of the present study was to define the frequency of recurrent chromosomal abnormalities of ALL in Moroccan patients referred exclusively to the BIOLAB Laboratory of the Children's Hospital of Rabat during a 4-year period and compare our findings to the reported data...
April 25, 2018: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia
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