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Yajuan Shao, Chunmei Bai, Jian Sun, Xin Gao
RATIONALE: T-cell lymphoma is a neoplasm that expresses markers of T-cell or natural killer cell (NK)-origin but not those of B-cell origin. Although B-cell lymphoma with abundant expression of T-cell markers exist, the opposite is very rare. Therefore, little is known about this subtype of lymphoma, including its treatment and prognosis. CASE REPORT: A 65-year-old man was diagnosed with T-cell lymphoma with abundant CD20 expression. He was refractory to cyclophosphamide + epirubicin + vincristine + prednisone + etoposide (CHOPE), ifosfamide + cisplatin + etoposide + dexamethasone (DICE), and hyper-cyclophosphamide + vincristine + epirubicin + dexamethasone (CVAD) chemotherapy...
March 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Kristina Wachter, Ulrich F W Franke, Christian J Rustenbach, Hardy Baumbach
This review aims to provide an overview on recent data to evaluate minimally invasive (MVAD) and conventional (CVAD) left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation. A comprehensive literature search of PubMed, Cochrane Library, and was conducted up to April 2017. A total of 183 studies were identified; 13 studies met inclusion criteria. The review revealed a trend toward a lower rate of transfusion, and shorter time for cardiopulmonary bypass, as well as a lower 30-day mortality rate for MVAD...
February 28, 2018: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
Nicole Clare Gavin, Elise Button, Maria Isabel Castillo, Gillian Ray-Barruel, Samantha Keogh, David J McMillan, Claire M Rickard
Guidelines recommend using single-lumen central vascular access devices (CVADs) for the administration of parenteral nutrition (PN) or lipid-based solutions, or a dedicated lumen on a multilumen CVAD. Publications reviewed by the authors reported comparative rates of catheter-related bloodstream infection (CR-BSI) in patients with CVADs who received PN through a dedicated lumen compared with those who had PN administered through multilumen CVADs. Two studies included 650 patients with 1349 CVADs. CR-BSIs were equally distributed between the 2 groups...
March 2018: Journal of Infusion Nursing: the Official Publication of the Infusion Nurses Society
Tracy N Zembles, Linda S Flannery, Anna R Huppler
PURPOSE: The development and implementation of an antimicrobial lock therapy guideline at a large pediatric hospital are described. SUMMARY: Central venous access devices (CVADs) are essential in the medical management of patients requiring long-term total parenteral nutrition, chemotherapy, or hemodialysis. However, the use of a CVAD carries a significant risk of the development of central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI). Antimicrobial lock therapy is indicated for patients with CLABSIs who have no signs of exit site or tunnel infection and for whom catheter salvage is a goal...
March 1, 2018: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
Hasan Jalaeikhoo, Mohsen Rajaeinejad, Manoutchehr Keyhani, Mohammad Zokaasadi, Mohammad Mehdi Dehghani Firoozabadi
Several chemotherapy regimens have been developed for the treatment of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), but relapse still presents the most common obstacles to attaining long-term survival. The hyper-CVAD (hyperfractionated cyclophosphamide, vincristine, doxorubicin, and prednisolone)/HD MTX and Ara-C (high-dose methotrexate and cytarabine) chemotherapy regimen was first started in the MD Anderson Cancer Center as an intensive regimen for adult patients with ALL. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a modified hyper-CVAD protocol...
January 31, 2018: Cancer Medicine
Khaldoon Alaswad, Mir Babar Basir, Akshay Khandelwal, Theodore Schreiber, William Lombardi, William O'Neill
Currently, there are no data on the use of mechanical circulatory support (MCS) in patients without severely depressed left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) during high-risk percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). We analyzed data from the global catheter-based ventricular assist device (cVAD) registry on the clinical use of MCS in high-risk PCI in patients without severely depressed LVEF, defined as LVEF > 35%. Patients without cardiogenic shock from the catheter-based ventricular assist device registry, who underwent elective or urgent PCI with an Impella 2...
December 25, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
Mick Kumwenda, Lisa Dougherty, Helen Spooner, Victoria Jackson, Sandip Mitra, Nicholas Inston
Tunnelled central venous access devices (CVADs) are defined as any intravenous multipurpose catheters placed within the central veins for use in haemodialysis and administration of blood products or chemotherapy in oncology and haematological conditions. Frequent complications include thrombosis and catheter-related infection, which may lead to significant adverse patient outcomes. Once thrombosis is suspected correction should be attempted empirically with thrombolytic agents. Commonly available thrombolytic agents in the UK include urokinase (Syner-Kinase) and alteplase (Cathflo)...
January 25, 2018: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
T Y Wang, Z J Li, Q S Lin, D Su, R Lyu, S H Deng, W W Sui, M W Fu, W Y Huang, W Liu, H Liu, L G Qiu
Objective: To investigate the clinical status of lymphoid tissue neoplasms patients with bacteria bloodstream infections, bacteriology and drug susceptibility results, and provide the basis for rational clinical anti-infection option. Methods: A retrospectively analysis of clinical data and bacterial susceptibility test results of patients with bacteria bloodstream infections from September 2010 to December 2014 was conducted. Results: A total of 134 cases including 107 patients with bloodstream infections were enrolled...
December 14, 2017: Zhonghua Xue Ye Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Xueyexue Zazhi
Hagop Kantarjian, Farhad Ravandi, Nicholas J Short, Xuelin Huang, Nitin Jain, Koji Sasaki, Naval Daver, Naveen Pemmaraju, Joseph D Khoury, Jeffrey Jorgensen, Yesid Alvarado, Marina Konopleva, Guillermo Garcia-Manero, Tapan Kadia, Musa Yilmaz, Gautam Bortakhur, Jan Burger, Steven Kornblau, William Wierda, Courtney DiNardo, Alessandra Ferrajoli, Jovitta Jacob, Rebecca Garris, Susan O'Brien, Elias Jabbour
BACKGROUND: Inotuzumab ozogamicin, an anti-CD22 monoclonal antibody bound to a toxin, calicheamicin, has shown single-agent activity in relapsed or refractory acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. We aimed to assess the activity and safety of inotuzumab ozogamicin in combination with low-intensity chemotherapy in older patients with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. METHODS: We did a single-arm, phase 2 study at the MD Anderson Cancer Center (Houston, TX, USA). Eligible patients were aged 60 years or older and had newly diagnosed, Philadelphia chromosome-negative, acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, and an Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance status of 3 or lower...
January 15, 2018: Lancet Oncology
Gayathri Gopan, T M Anoop, N P Prakash, Rakul Nambiar, R Krishnachandran
Myeloid and lymphoid hematological malignancies with eosinophilia and abnormalities of fibroblast growth factor receptor-1 (FGFR1) result from the formation of abnormal fusion genes that encode constitutively activated tyrosine kinases. The WHO classification (2008) of hematolymphoid neoplasms recognizes a category of myeloid and lymphoid neoplasms with eosinophilia and abnormalities of FGFR1. Here, we present the case of a 30-year-old-woman who was diagnosed with T-lymphoblastic lymphoma from lymph node biopsy and myeloproliferative neoplasm with eosinophilia from bone marrow studies...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology
Elizabeth Spiwak, Chad Wiesenauer, Arun Panigrahi, Ashok Raj
Central vein thrombosis as a cause of chylothorax is uncommon, and in a few cases in the literature was related to thrombotic complications of central venous access devices (CVAD). Superior vena cava (SVC) occlusion-induced chylothorax has been described in adult sickle cell disease (SCD) in a setting of chronic indwelling CVAD. There are limited reports on chylothorax induced by central venous thrombosis secondary to chronic CVAD in children with SCD. We describe an 8-year-old male patient, with a history of SCD, maintained on long term erythrocytapheresis for primary prevention of stroke, and whose clinical course was complicated by chylothorax which was successfully treated with a pleuroperitoneal shunt...
January 2, 2018: Children
Julie E Chang, Lakeesha L Carmichael, KyungMann Kim, Christopher Peterson, David T Yang, Anne M Traynor, Jae E Werndli, Michael S Huie, Thomas A McFarland, Michael Volk, Jules Blank, Natalie S Callander, Walter L Longo, Brad S Kahl
INTRODUCTION: VcR-CVAD was developed as an intermediate-intensity induction regimen with maintenance rituximab (MR) to improve remission durations after first-line therapy for mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) in older and younger patients with MCL. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients with previously untreated MCL received VcR-CVAD induction chemotherapy for 6 cycles (21-day cycles). Patients achieving at least a partial response received rituximab consolidation (375 mg/m2  × 4 weekly doses) and MR (375 mg/m2 every 12 weeks × 20 doses)...
January 2018: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia
Fabienne Widmer, Stefan Balabanov, Davide Soldini, Panagiotis Samaras, Bernhard Gerber, Markus G Manz, Jeroen S Goede
Standard of care for untreated mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) is still debated. At the University Hospital Zurich, advanced MCL in physically fit patients is treated either with rituximab plus cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine and prednisone induction followed by consolidating high-dose chemotherapy and autologous stem cell support (R-CHOP/HD-ASCT), or with rituximab plus fractionated cyclophosphamide, vincristine, doxorubicin and dexamethasone alternating with high-dose methotrexate-cytarabine (R-hyper-CVAD/MTX-AraC) without consolidating HD-ASCT upon physicians' and patients' choice...
February 2018: Annals of Hematology
Lynn M Malec, James Cooper, Jeffrey Rudolph, Marian G Michaels, Margaret V Ragni
BACKGROUND: Central venous access devices (CVADs) are essential for total parenteral nutrition administration in patients with short bowel syndrome (SBS). However, they are fraught with complications including infection and venous thromboembolism (VTE), which increases associated morbidity and mortality in this population. There is evidence linking the development of CVAD-associated thrombosis and line-related infection. Thus, it has been postulated that prevention of catheter-related clot formation could minimize the risk of infection originating from the catheter...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Yiting Li, Gunjan Gupta, Ari Molofsky, Yi Xie, Nader Shihabi, Jane McCormick, Elaine S Jaffe
Isolated MYC rearrangement without other recurrent genetic abnormalities is rare in B lymphoblastic leukemia/lymphoma (B-ALL/LBL), with most cases reported in pediatric patients. We report 3 adult cases with lymphoblasts showing a precursor B cell immunophenotype, and isolated MYC/IGH translocation. All 3 cases occurred in male patients with initial presentation of diffuse lymphadenopathy. Cases 1 and 2 had B-ALL with significantly increased lymphoblasts in peripheral blood and bone marrow. Case 3, a patient with human immunodeficiency virus infection, had the diagnosis of B-LBL made on a retroperitoneal lymph node biopsy and had no peripheral blood or bone marrow involvement...
November 3, 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
Koping Chang, Jia-Hau Liu, Shan-Chi Yu, Chung-Wu Lin
FGFR1 translocation may cause myeloid or lymphoid neoplasm but rarely systemic mastocytosis (SM). Conversely, SM is associated with myeloproliferative neoplasm (MPN), but rarely lymphoblastic lymphoma (LBL) or FGFR1 translocation. We report the first case of FGFR1 translocation in a patient with concurrent LBL, MPN, and SM. A 21-year-old male patient presented with diffuse lymphadenopathies and leukocytosis. TdT+/cytoCD3+/CD79aweakly+ LBL was identified in the lymph node. Bone marrow had MPN, SM, and TdT+/CD79a+/cytoCD3weakly+ LBL...
October 28, 2017: Human Pathology
Puja K Mehta, Melody Hermel, Michael D Nelson, Galen Cook-Wiens, Elizabeth A Martin, Ayman A Alkhoder, Janet Wei, Margo Minissian, Chrisandra L Shufelt, Sailaja Marpuri, David Hermel, Amit Shah, Michael R Irwin, David S Krantz, Amir Lerman, C Noel Bairey Merz
BACKGROUND: Women with chest pain, ischemia, and no obstructive coronary artery disease often have coronary vascular dysfunction (CVaD). Peripheral vascular reactivity to mental stress may contribute mechanistic understanding of stress-induced ischemia in women with CVaD. METHODS: 62 women (41 CVaD and 21 controls) underwent mental stress testing (MST) with anger recall, mental arithmetic, and forehead cold pressor (COP) challenge. Emotional arousal was measured (Likert scale)...
January 15, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
Prajwal Boddu, C Cameron Yin, Rashmi Kanagal-Shamanna, Guillin Tang, Beenu Thakral, Tapan Kadia, Marina Konopleva, Elias Jabbour, Nitin Jain
While rare, cases of isolated extramedullary disease of B-cell Lymphoblastic Lymphoma (B-LBL) without morphologic bone marrow involvement have been described. In this report, we illustrate the case of an elderly gentleman who presented with isolated testicular and vertebral LBL involvement but had no morphologic bone marrow involvement. The initial plan of treatment was to treat along the lines of Philadelphia negative B-ALL/LBL. During this time, fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) and PCR testing for BCR-ABL1 rearrangements were being performed on the marrow specimens as a part of routine diagnostic workup...
2017: Case Reports in Hematology
Yasmin Abaza, Hagop M Kantarjian, Stefan Faderl, Elias Jabbour, Nitin Jain, Deborah Thomas, Tapan Kadia, Gautam Borthakur, Joseph D Khoury, Jan Burger, William Wierda, Susan O'Brien, Marina Konopleva, Alessandra Ferrajoli, Partow Kebriaei, Bouthaina Dabaja, Steven Kornblau, Yesid Alvarado, Naval Daver, Naveen Pemmaraju, Prithviraj Bose, Philip Thompson, Hind Al Azzawi, Mary Kelly, Rebecca Garris, Preetesh Jain, Guillermo Garcia-Manero, Jorge Cortes, Farhad Ravandi
Nelarabine, a water soluble prodrug of 9-β-D-arabinofuranosylguanine (ara-G), is a T-cell specific purine nucleoside analogue. Given its activity in relapsed and refractory T acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL) and T lymphoblastic lymphoma (T-LBL), we sought to define its role in the frontline treatment of adult patients. Therefore, we conducted a single arm phase 2 study to determine the safety and efficacy of nelarabine in combination with hyper-CVAD in newly diagnosed patients. For induction/consolidation, patients received eight cycles of hyper-CVAD alternating with high-dose methotrexate and cytarabine plus two cycles of nelarabine given at a dose of 650 mg/m2 intravenously daily for 5 days...
January 2018: American Journal of Hematology
Rakul Nambiar, Geetha Narayanan, Lali V Soman, Nandini Devi
Lymphoblastic lymphomas are neoplasms of immature or precursor lymphoid cells with no or limited bone marrow involvement, whose clinical presentation varies according to the immunophenotype. While mediastinal involvement is predominant in T-lymphoblastic lymphomas, B-lymphoblastic lymphomas frequently involve nodal sites. Extranodal presentation of B-lymphoblastic lymphomas is extremely rare. We present the case of a 49-year-old man with B-lymphoblastic lymphoma of the hard palate. The patient was treated with the R-Hyper CVAD regimen and is on maintenance chemotherapy...
October 2017: Proceedings of the Baylor University Medical Center
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