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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673891/burden-of-acute-myeloid-leukemia-among-older-newly-diagnosed-patients-retrospective-analysis-of-data-from-the-2010-2012-medicare-limited-data-set
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Naomi C Sacks, Philip L Cyr, Arthur C Louie, Yanmei Liu, Michael T Chiarella, Abhishek Sharma, Karen C Chung
PURPOSE: Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) disproportionately affects older adults; the prognosis in this subpopulation is generally poor, with variable use of inpatient chemotherapy. This study characterizes treatment patterns, hospitalizations, and outcomes among older patients with AML. METHODS: Using the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' 2010-2012 100% Limited Data Set (LDS), data from all hospital claims from fee-for-service Medicare beneficiaries between 60 and 75 years of age with newly diagnosed AML and ≥1 hospitalization were analyzed...
April 16, 2018: Clinical Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673807/frequency-and-impact-of-grade-three-or-four-toxicities-of-novel-agents-on-outcomes-of-older-patients-with-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-and-non-hodgkin-lymphoma-alliance-a151611
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Michael Tallarico, Jared C Foster, Drew Seisler, Jacqueline M Lafky, Arti Hurria, Aminah Jatoi, Harvey J Cohen, Hyman B Muss, Nancy Bartlett, Bruce D Cheson, Sin-Ho Jung, John P Leonard, John C Byrd, Chadi Nabhan
OBJECTIVE: Older patients with cancer suffer from chemotherapy-related toxicities more frequently than younger patients. As novel agents are being used more commonly in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), toxicities of these agents in older patients have not been well studied. Further, impact of these toxicities on outcomes in the elderly is unknown. This study aimed to answer both questions. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We reviewed 14 Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology trials that enrolled CLL and/or NHL patients between 2004-2014...
April 16, 2018: Journal of Geriatric Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673622/clinical-significance-of-serum-ferritin-at-diagnosis-in-patients-with-acute-myeloid-leukemia-a-yacht-multicenter-retrospective-study
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Takayoshi Tachibana, Taiki Andou, Masatsugu Tanaka, Satomi Ito, Takuya Miyazaki, Yoshimi Ishii, Eriko Ogusa, Hideyuki Koharazawa, Hiroyuki Takahashi, Kenji Motohashi, Jun Aoki, Yuki Nakajima, Kenji Matsumoto, Maki Hagihara, Chizuko Hashimoto, Jun Taguchi, Katsumichi Fujimaki, Hiroyuki Fujita, Shin Fujisawa, Heiwa Kanamori, Hideaki Nakajima
PURPOSE: A multicenter retrospective analysis was performed to evaluate the clinical significance of serum ferritin at diagnosis in patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). METHODS: The study cohort included 305 patients who were newly diagnosed with AML from 2000 to 2015 and received standard induction chemotherapy. Transplantation was performed in 168 patients. RESULTS: The median ferritin value was 512 ng/mL (range, 8-9475 ng/mL). Ferritin correlated with lactate dehydrogenase, C-reactive protein, white blood cell count, and blast count, and elevation of ferritin was associated with poor performance status...
March 31, 2018: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669568/social-preferences-for-health-states-associated-with-acute-myeloid-leukemia-for-patients-undergoing-treatment-in-the-united-kingdom
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Nacho Castejón, Joseph C Cappelleri, Jesús Cuervo, Kathryn Lang, Priyanka Mehta, Ruth Mokgokong, Carla Mamolo
BACKGROUND: Health state (HS) utility values for patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML), a hematological malignancy, are not available in the United Kingdom (UK). This study aims to develop clinically sound HSs for previously untreated patients with AML and to assign utility values based on preferences of the general UK population. METHODS: This study was conducted in the UK and comprised 2 stages. During the first stage, AML HSs were drafted based on evidence from a literature review of AML clinical and health-related quality-of-life studies (published January 2000-June 2016) and patient-reported outcome measures previously used in this population...
April 18, 2018: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668546/induction-dosage-of-propofol-for-repeated-sedations-in-children-with-hematological-disorders
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Alessandra Moretto, Alberto Zanella, Valentina Ciceri, Matteo Rota, Vittorio Scaravilli, Virginia Beltrama, Mariagrazia Bosatra, Antonio Pesenti
Pediatric patients with hematologic malignancies require several procedural sedations by means of propofol infusion. We retrospectively analyzed the medical records of leukemic pediatric patients who had undergone procedural sedations at an Italian tertiary referral center (San Gerardo Hospital, Monza) from January 2011 to November 2013. We retrieved the following: demographics; diagnosis; chemotherapy phase; use of corticosteroids; induction dosage of propofol, fentanyl and/or ketamine; and the type of procedure...
April 17, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668470/secondary-hodgkin-lymphoma-and-myelodysplastic-syndrome-mds-after-paclitaxel-carboplatin-treatment-in-a-patient-with-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Marija Petrusevska, Irina Panovska Stavridis, Kristina Mladenovska, Gordana Petrushevska
Herein synchronous occurrence of Hodgkin lymphoma and secondary myelodysplastic syndrome in a 60 year old male patient with small cell lung cancer treated with combined chemotherapy (carboplatin and paclitaxel) and radiotherapy is presented. The objective of this report is to stress the importance of documenting and monitoring adverse drug reactions that arise from chemotherapy. After four years of treatment with the combined chemotherapy, the patient presented inguinal lymphadenopathy and enlarged lymph nodes and histopathology rapport was suggestive for plasmacytoid variant of Castleman disease...
December 1, 2017: Prilozi (Makedonska Akademija Na Naukite i Umetnostite. Oddelenie za Medicinski Nauki)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665911/-clinical-analysis-of-refractory-primary-central-nervouse-system-lymphoma-treated-with-high-dose-mtx-based-chemotherapy-and-haploidentical-hematopoietic-stem-cell-infusion
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Juan Liu, Wan-Jun Sun, Xiao-Qin Xi, Xiao-Mei Huang, Xiao-Xi Li, Jiao Xia, Yuan-Yuan Qu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the efficacy and safety of high-dose methotrexate-based chemotherapy combined with granulocyte-colony stimulating factor (G-CSF)-mobilized family related haploidentical donor peripheral blood hematopoietic stem cell (G-PBHSC) infusion for the treatment of patients with refractory primary central nervouse system lymphoma (PCNSL). METHODS: Three patients with refractory PCNSL were treated in Department of Hematology of the General Hospital of the PLA's Rocket Force from March 2014 to September 2015...
April 2018: Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662049/acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-presenting-with-liver-infiltration-and-severe-lactic-acidosis
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Ayman Hassan Sayyed, Aamer Aleem, Mohammad Sami Al-Katari, Fatma Algahtani, Khaldoon Aljerian, Talha A Aleem, Khalid Alsaleh
BACKGROUND Type-B lactic acidosis is a rare complication of solid tumors and hematological malignancies. It occurs secondary to Warburg effect, when glucose metabolism in cancer cells switches from the oxidative pathway to the glycolytic pathway. Malignant lactic acidosis is a life-threatening condition if not promptly diagnosed and treated urgently. CASE REPORT We report the case of a 58-year-old male patient who presented with severe chest pain, dyspnea, systemic symptoms, leukopenia, normocytic anemia, and severe lactic acidosis...
April 17, 2018: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658589/autophagy-regulation-and-its-dual-role-in-blood-cancers-a-novel-target-for-therapeutic-development-review
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Shenhe Jin, Juying Wei, Liangshun You, Hui Liu, Wenbin Qian
Autophagy, a physiological process in which cellular components are degraded by the lysosome for cell homeostasis, plays an important role in cell metabolism, including cell proliferation, differentiation, survival and apoptosis. Recent studies indicate that autophagy serves as a survival mechanism by eliminating misfolded proteins and attenuating DNA damage. Autophagy can also suppress tumor growth, depending upon the cell context and functional status. Dysfunction of autophagy may be closely linked to the initiation and development of various diseases, including hematological malignancies...
April 13, 2018: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651744/prospects-of-chimeric-antigen-receptor-t-cell-therapy-in-ovarian-cancer
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REVIEW
Vishal Jindal, Ena Arora, Sorab Gupta, Amos Lal, Muhammad Masab, Rashmika Potdar
Despite advances in various chemotherapy regimens, current therapeutic options are limited for ovarian cancer patients. Immunotherapy provides a promising and novel treatment option for ovarian cancer. Recently, chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapy has shown promising results in hematological tumors and current research is going on in various solid tumors like ovarian cancer. CAR T cells are genetically engineered T cells with major histocompatibility complex-independent, tumor-specific, immune-mediated cytolytic actions against cancer cells...
April 12, 2018: Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650393/-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-with-concurrent-chemoradiotherapy-in-the-treatment-of-nasopharyngeal-cancer-southern-tunisian-experience
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Wafa Mnejja, Nabil Toumi, Nejla Fourati, Racem Bouzguenda, Abdelmonem Ghorbel, Mounir Frikha, Wicem Siala, Jamel Daoud
PURPOSE: A retrospective study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of the addition of neoadjuvant chemotherapy to concurrent chemoradiotherapy in the treatment of nasopharyngeal carcinoma. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Data from 62 patients treated for non-metastatic nasopharyngeal carcinoma were analyzed by comparing two groups of patients: a first group of 32 patients treated with 3 cycles of neoadjuvant chemotherapy based on docetaxel, cisplatin and 5-fluoro-uracil every 21 days followed by concurrent chemoradiotherapy (weekly cisplatin 40mg/m2 with radiotherapy 70Gy, 2Gy per session, 5 sessions per week) and a second group of 30 patients treated with the same concurrent chemoradiotherapy...
April 9, 2018: Bulletin du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649925/validity-and-reliability-of-the-turkish-version-of-the-adapted-rhodes-index-of-nausea-and-vomiting-for-pediatrics-by-child-arinvc-and-by-parent-arinvp
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Nurdan Akçay Didişen, Betül Yavuz, Figen Yardimci, D Zümrüt Basbakkal
The study was conducted methodologically to adapt the Adapted Rhodes Index of Nausea and Vomiting for Pediatrics by Child (ARINVc) and Adapted Rhodes Index of Nausea and Vomiting for Pediatrics by Parent (ARINVp) into Turkish. The scales are administered to children who receive chemotherapy and to their parents, respectively. The study sample consisted of 8- to 18-year-old children who were hospitalized in the pediatric oncology and hematology clinics of a university hospital, met the sampling criteria, and agreed to participate in the research...
April 1, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing: Official Journal of the Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29621870/preoperative-short-course-radiotherapy-with-concurrent-and-consolidation-chemotherapies-followed-by-delayed-surgery-in-locally-advanced-rectal-cancer-preliminary-results
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Mahdi Aghili, Sarvazad Sotoudeh, Reza Ghalehtaki, Mohammad Babaei, Borna Farazmand, Mohammad-Sadegh Fazeli, Amir Keshvari, Peiman Haddad, Farshid Farhan
PURPOSE: This study aimed to assess complications and outcomes of a new approach, that is, combining short course radiotherapy (SRT), concurrent and consolidative chemotherapies, and delayed surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this single arm phase II prospective clinical trial, patients with T3-4 or N+ M0 rectal adenocarcinoma were enrolled. Patients who received induction chemotherapy or previous pelvic radiotherapy were excluded. Study protocol consisted of three-dimensional conformal SRT (25 Gy in 5 fractions in 1 week) with concurrent and consolidation chemotherapies including capecitabine and oxaliplatin...
March 2018: Radiation Oncology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29620661/the-combination-of-cisplatin-and-topotecan-as-a-second-line-treatment-for-patients-with-advanced-recurrent-uterine-cervix-cancer
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Ji Young Moon, Ik-Chan Song, Young Bok Ko, Hyo Jin Lee
We retrospectively reviewed outcomes of treatments with cisplatin and topotecan in patients with previously-treated uterine cervix cancer.We analyzed the medical records of patients with advanced (stage IVB) or recurrent or persistent squamous or non-squamous cell carcinoma of the cervix, who were treated with cisplatin and topotecan as a second-line chemotherapy between January 2000 and December 2015. The patients were treated with a combination of cisplatin (50 mg/m for 1 day) and topotecan (0.75 mg/m for 3 days) once every 3 weeks...
April 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29620650/durable-remission-in-a-patient-of-mixed-phenotype-acute-leukemia-with-philadelphia-chromosome-positive-treated-with-nilotinib-and-lenalidomide-a-case-report
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Binbin Lai, Qitian Mu, Huiling Zhu, Yi Wang, Yi Zhang, Kaihong Xu, Lixia Sheng, Guifang Ouyang
RATIONALE: Philadelphia chromosome-positive mixed phenotype acute leukemia (Ph+ MPAL) is a rare type of leukemia with poor prognosis. Tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) in combination with chemotherapy have significantly improved its remission rate. However, relapse remains the major obstacle to achieve long survival. Lenalidomide is a second-generation oral immunomodulatory drug that has been broadly applied in the treatment of various hematological malignancies. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 54-year-old Chinese male patient who complained of chest pain and fatigue for 20 days...
April 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29619501/bendamustine-plus-rituximab-for-relapsed-or-refractory-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-a-multicenter-retrospective-analysis
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Jung Yong Hong, Dok Hyun Yoon, Cheolwon Suh, Won Seog Kim, Seok Jin Kim, Jae-Cheol Jo, Jin Seok Kim, Won-Sik Lee, Sung Yong Oh, Yong Park, Sung-Yong Kim, Mark Hong Lee, Ho Sup Lee, Young Rok Do
Bendamustine plus rituximab (BR) showed efficacy and safety in indolent lymphomas and mantle cell lymphoma. However, there were limited experiences of real-world practice of BR in diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL). In this study, we report the Korean experiences with BR in relapsed or refractory DLBCL who are not eligible for intensive chemotherapy and autologous stem cell transplantation. This is an observational, multicenter, retrospective analysis. Between December 2011 and December 2015, a total of 58 patients with relapsed or refractory DLBCL were treated with BR in 11 tertiary hospitals in Korea...
April 4, 2018: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29617462/doxorubicin-chemotherapy-affects-the-intracellular-and-interstitial-free-amino-acid-pools-in-skeletal-muscle
#17
Sergio Fabris, David A MacLean
Skeletal muscle (SM) health and integrity is dependent on the dynamic balance between protein synthesis and degradation, and central to this process is the availability of amino acids (AA) in the amino pool. While Doxorubicin (DOX) remains one of the most widely used chemotherapeutic agents for the treatment of solid and hematological malignancies, little is known of the effect of the drug on SM, particularly its effect on the availability of amino acids in the tissue. The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of DOX administration on vascular, interstitial and intracellular concentrations of AA in SM of the rat up to 8 days after the administration of a 1...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29617053/efficacy-and-safety-of-rivaroxaban-compared-to-enoxaparin-in-treatment-of-cancer-associated-venous-thromboembolism
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Benjamin Simmons, Waldemar Wysokinski, Rayya A Saadiq, Dalene Bott-Kitslaar, Stanislav Henkin, Ana Casanegra, Charles Lenz, Paul Daniels, Haraldur Bjarnason, Emily Vargas, David Hodge, Sara J Holton, James R Cerhan, Charles Loprinzi, Robert McBane
BACKGROUND: Low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) is the guideline endorsed treatment for cancer associated venous thromboembolism (cVTE). Study objectives were to compare the efficacy and safety of rivaroxaban and enoxaparin in cVTE. METHODS: Using a cohort study design, consecutive patients with cVTE (3/1/2013-7/31/2016), enrolled in the Mayo Thrombophilia Clinic Direct Oral Anticoagulants Registry were compared to contemporary cancer patients receiving enoxaparin...
April 4, 2018: European Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29616409/cardiotoxicity-in-hematological-diseases-are-the-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitors-imatinib-and-nilotinib-safe
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Ana Rita G Francisco, Daniela Alves, Cláudio David, Lurdes Guerra, Fausto J Pinto, Ana G Almeida
Chemotherapy-induced cardiotoxicity is a growing concern. The cardiotoxic impact of new drugs such as tyrosine kinase inhibitors is unknown, especially the ones used for chronic myeloid leukemia. We aim to evaluate nilotinib- and imatinib-induced cardiotoxicity. Single-center prospective study of consecutive patients with chronic myeloid leukemia treated with tyrosine kinase inhibitors was conducted during 2015. Patients underwent an initial clinical, laboratorial and echocardiographic evaluation, repeated after 1 year...
April 3, 2018: Cardiovascular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29609506/ublituximab-for-the-treatment-of-cd20-positive-b-cell-malignancies
#20
Hani M Babiker, Ashley E Glode, Laurence S Cooke, Daruka Mahadevan
Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) is the most common adult hematologic malignancy. Conventional methods of treatment are chemotherapy and radiation, which were associated with toxicities and lack of specificity. Potential cell surface targets for treatment of B-cell NHL (B-NHL) include CD19, CD20, and CD22 which are highly expressed on malignant B-cells. The development of monoclonal antibody (mAb) therapy directed against CD20 had the most clinical impact in the treatment of B-NHL. Early clinical trials with rituximab (RTX), the first chimeric mAb against CD20, showed efficacy and minimal toxicities...
April 3, 2018: Expert Opinion on Investigational Drugs
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