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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296774/treated-secondary-acute-myeloid-leukemia-a-distinct-high-risk-subset-of-aml-with-adverse-prognosis
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Prajwal Boddu, Hagop M Kantarjian, Guillermo Garcia-Manero, Farhad Ravandi, Srdan Verstovsek, Elias Jabbour, Gautam Borthakur, Marina Konopleva, Kapil N Bhalla, Naval Daver, Courtney D DiNardo, Christopher B Benton, Koichi Takahashi, Zeev Estrov, Sherry R Pierce, Michael Andreeff, Jorge E Cortes, Tapan M Kadia
Secondary acute myeloid leukemia (s-AML) includes therapy-related AML and AML evolving from antecedent hematological disorder (AHD). s-AML arising after treating AHD likely represents a prognostically distinct, high-risk disease category. In this study, treated s-AML (ts-AML) was defined by: (1) prior diagnosis of myelodysplasia, myeloproliferative neoplasm, or aplastic anemia and (2) at least 1 therapy for that diagnosis. ts-AML was categorized by age (< or ≥60 years), and each cohort assessed for response rates and overall survival (OS) on various treatment regimens...
July 25, 2017: Blood Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243948/shanghai-health-study-2001-2009-what-was-learned-about-benzene-health-effects
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Sherilyn A Gross, Dennis J Paustenbach
The Shanghai Health Study (SHS) was a large epidemiology study conducted as a joint effort between the University of Colorado and Fudan University in Shanghai, China. The study was funded by members of the American Petroleum Institute between 2001 and 2009 and was designed to evaluate the human health effects associated with benzene exposure. Two arms of the SHS included: an occupational-based molecular epidemiology study and several hospital-based case control studies. Consistent with historical literature, following sufficient exposure to relatively high airborne concentrations and years of exposure, the SHS concluded that exposure to benzene resulted in an increased risk of various blood and bone marrow abnormalities such as benzene poisoning, aplastic anemia (AA), myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), and acute myeloid leukemia (AML)...
December 15, 2017: Critical Reviews in Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222240/old-and-new-tools-in-the-clinical-diagnosis-of-inherited-bone-marrow-failure-syndromes
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REVIEW
Allison H West, Jane E Churpek
Patients with inherited bone marrow failure syndromes (IBMFSs) classically present with specific patterns of cytopenias along with congenital anomalies and/or other physical features that are often recognizable early in life. However, increasing application of genomic sequencing and clinical awareness of subtle disease presentations have led to the recognition of IBMFS in pediatric and adult populations more frequently than previously realized, such as those with early onset myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS). Given the well-defined differences in clinical management needs and outcomes for aplastic anemia, acute myeloid leukemia, and MDS in patients with an IBMFS vs those occurring sporadically, as well as nonhematologic comorbidities in patients with IBMFSs, it is critical for hematologists to understand how to approach screening for the currently known IBMFSs...
December 8, 2017: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140934/response-of-symptomatic-persistent-chronic-disseminated-candidiasis-to-corticosteroid-therapy-in-immunosuppressed-pediatric-patients-case-study-and-review-of-the-literature
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Vered Shkalim-Zemer, Itzhak Levi, Salvador Fischer, Hannah Tamary, Joanne Yakobovich, Gali Avrahami, Gil Gilad, Sara Elitzur, Isaac Yaniv, Ronit Elhasid, Michal Manistersky, Itamar Shalit
BACKGROUND: Chronic disseminated candidiasis (CDC) is a severe invasive fungal infection principally observed during neutrophil recovery in patients with acute leukemia treated with intensive chemotherapy. Its pathophysiology remains unclear. We describe the management of six children with symptomatic CDC who did not respond to antifungal therapy. METHODS: The databases of the hematology-oncology departments of two tertiary pediatric medical centers were searched for all patients diagnosed with CDC from 2003 to 2015 who responded to corticosteroids after failing antifungal therapy...
November 14, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127946/seasonal-trends-of-diagnosis-of-childhood-malignant-diseases-and-viral-prevalence-in-south-korea
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Kyu Seok Shim, Min Hyung Kim, Choong Nam Shim, Minkyu Han, In Seok Lim, Soo Ahn Chae, Sin Weon Yun, Na Mi Lee, Dae Yong Yi, Hyery Kim
BACKGROUND: Several studies have reported a seasonal trend in the diagnosis of childhood cancer suggesting seasonal factors such as infection. The present study aimed to analyze the diagnosis pattern of childhood malignant diseases using public health data, and to compare this pattern with seasonal viral infection trends. METHOD: Using the open data source of the Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service, we extracted data regarding all patients under 21 years of age and who had any cancer, aplastic anemia or myelodysplastic syndrome between September 2009 and December 2013...
November 8, 2017: Cancer Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046282/clonality-in-context-hematopoietic-clones-in-their-marrow-environment
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James N Cooper, Neal S Young
Clonal hematopoiesis occurs normally, especially with aging, and in the setting of disease, not only in myeloid cancers but in bone marrow failure as well. In cancer, malignant clones are characterized by recurrent somatic mutations in specific sets of genes, but the direct relationship of such mutations to leukemogenesis, when they occur in cells of an apparently healthy older individual or after recovery from immune aplastic anemia, is uncertain. Here we emphasize a view of clonal evolution that stresses natural selection over deterministic ontogeny, and we stress the selective role of the environment of the marrow and organism...
November 30, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860001/immune-mediated-hematopoietic-failure-after-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-a-common-cause-of-late-graft-failure-in-patients-with-complete-donor-chimerism
#7
Kana Maruyama, Nobuyuki Aotsuka, Yoshihisa Kumano, Naoko Sato, Naomi Kawashima, Yoshiyuki Onda, Hiroyuki Maruyama, Takamasa Katagiri, Yoshitaka Zaimoku, Noriharu Nakagawa, Kazuyoshi Hosomichi, Seishi Ogawa, Shinji Nakao
Late graft failure (LGF) without evidence of residual recipient cells is a serious complication after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-SCT) and often requires stem cell infusion from the same donor when the patient fails to respond to conventional therapies. We screened the peripheral blood (PB) of 14 patients who developed donor-type LGF at 2 to 132 months after allo-SCT for the presence of the markers for immune-mediated bone marrow (BM) failure. Increased glycosylphosphatidyl inositol-anchored protein-deficient (GPI-AP(-)) leukocytes, which accounted for ...
August 30, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813500/telomere-biology-and-telomerase-mutations-in-cirrhotic-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Flávia S Donaires, Natália F Scatena, Raquel M Alves-Paiva, Joshua D Podlevsky, Dhenugen Logeswaran, Barbara A Santana, Andreza C Teixeira, Julian J-L Chen, Rodrigo T Calado, Ana L C Martinelli
Telomeres are repetitive DNA sequences at linear chromosome termini, protecting chromosomes against end-to-end fusion and damage, providing chromosomal stability. Telomeres shorten with mitotic cellular division, but are maintained in cells with high proliferative capacity by telomerase. Loss-of-function mutations in telomere-maintenance genes are genetic risk factors for cirrhosis development in humans and murine models. Telomerase deficiency provokes accelerated telomere shortening and dysfunction, facilitating genomic instability and oncogenesis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777856/-clinical-and-laboratory-features-of-13-cases-of-myeloid-neoplasms-with-double-del-20q
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Shuxiao Bai, Chunxiao Wu, Jun Zhang, Suning Chen, Jinlan Pan
OBJECTIVE: To report on clinical and laboratory features of myeloid neoplasms with double del(20q). METHODS: Cytogenetic examination of bone marrow was performed on 13 cases of myeloid neophasms with double del(20q) after 24 hours of cell culture. R-banding was used to analyze the karyotypes. Interphase fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) was performed using dual-color probes for 20q11/20q12. RESULTS: Double del(20q) was found to be the sole abnormality in 9 cases, double del(20q) and trisomy 9 was found in 1 case, trisomy del(20q) was found in 1 case, and sole del(20q) clone and double del(20q) clone were found to coexist in 2 cases...
August 10, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue Yi Chuan Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Yixue Yichuanxue Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756883/caspofungin-treatment-for-pulmonary-invasive-fungal-disease-in-hematology-patients-a-retrospective-study-in-a-clinical-practice-setting-in-china
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Xiaohui Zhang, Jiong Hu, Yu Hu, He Huang, Jie Jin, Juan Li, Qifa Liu, Zonghong Shao, Jianxiang Wang, Quanshun Wang, Depei Wu, Xiaojun Huang
PURPOSE: Invasive fungal disease (IFD) is a serious complication in patients with hematologic malignancies. Caspofungin is the first approved inhibitor of fungal β-1,3-glucan synthesis. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effectiveness of caspofungin in the treatment of IFD in patients with hematologic malignancies. METHODS: In this retrospective study, data from the electronic medical records of 1118 inpatients who were admitted to 10 hospitals in China between 2013 and 2014 were analyzed...
September 2017: Clinical Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706392/acquired-aplastic-anemia-associated-with-trisomy-eight-converting-into-acute-myeloid-leukemia
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Sumit Grover, Amit Kumar Dhiman, Bhavna Garg, Neena Sood, Vikram Narang
Aplastic anemia (AA) is nowadays considered to be a clonal disorder arising from a defective hematopoietic stem cell developing after a generalized insult to bone marrow. Immunosuppressive treatment (IST) of AA causes suppression of the target dominant population of haematopoietic cells allowing the defective non targeted clones to expand. This may give rise to acute leukemia. Cytogenetic studies for chromosomal aberrations such as trisomy and monosomy may help in detecting such conversions. We present a case of acquired AA in a 60-year-old male presenting with pancytopenia and hypoplastic marrow treated with antithymocyte globulin, converting into myelodysplastic syndrome and later on acute promyelocytic leukemia after being in remission for 4 years...
July 2017: Journal of Laboratory Physicians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473904/from-chronic-immune-thrombocytopenia-to-severe-aplastic-anemia-recent-insights-into-the-evolution-of-eltrombopag
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REVIEW
Harinder Gill, Raymond S M Wong, Yok-Lam Kwong
Thrombopoietin (TPO) is the most potent cytokine stimulating thrombopoiesis. Therapy with exogenous TPO is limited by the formation of antibodies cross-reacting with endogenous TPO. Mimetics of TPO are compounds with no antigenic similarity to TPO. Eltrombopag is an orally-active nonpeptide small molecule that binds to the transmembrane portion of the TPO receptor MPL. Initial trials of eltrombopag have centered on immune thrombocytopenia (ITP), which is due to both increased destruction and decreased production of platelets...
May 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452257/updates-on-the-pathophysiology-and-treatment-of-aplastic-anemia-a-comprehensive-review
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REVIEW
Prajwal Chaitanya Boddu, Tapan Mahendra Kadia
The past decade or longer has witnessed an acceleration in our understanding of previously developed immune system and clonal evolution mechanisms, and the genesis of more novel concepts of telomere attrition. Many of these concepts are steadily finding their way into translation in various aspects of clinical practice, and provide prospects to improve AA management and inform therapeutic strategy development. In this review, we intend to discuss the pathophysiology and treatments with an emphasis on most recent developments to provide an update on our understanding of disease mechanisms...
May 2017: Expert Review of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423296/eltrombopag-added-to-standard-immunosuppression-for-aplastic-anemia
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Danielle M Townsley, Phillip Scheinberg, Thomas Winkler, Ronan Desmond, Bogdan Dumitriu, Olga Rios, Barbara Weinstein, Janet Valdez, Jennifer Lotter, Xingmin Feng, Marie Desierto, Harshraj Leuva, Margaret Bevans, Colin Wu, Andre Larochelle, Katherine R Calvo, Cynthia E Dunbar, Neal S Young
BACKGROUND: Acquired aplastic anemia results from immune-mediated destruction of bone marrow. Immunosuppressive therapies are effective, but reduced numbers of residual stem cells may limit their efficacy. In patients with aplastic anemia that was refractory to immunosuppression, eltrombopag, a synthetic thrombopoietin-receptor agonist, led to clinically significant increases in blood counts in almost half the patients. We combined standard immunosuppressive therapy with eltrombopag in previously untreated patients with severe aplastic anemia...
April 20, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401099/physicians-preferences-and-perceptions-regarding-donor-selection-in-allogeneic-stem-cell-transplantation-in-korea-when-a-matched-domestic-donor-is-not-available
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Min Kyung Shin, Sangjin Shin, Ja Youn Lee, Youngil Koh
BACKGROUND: A number of alternative donor options exist for patients who fail to find domestic HLA-matched donors for allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT). We assessed physicians' perspectives on allo-HSCT donor selection when a matched domestic donor is not available. METHODS: We administered a questionnaire survey to 55 hematologists (response rate: 28%) who attended the annual spring conference of the Korean Society of Haematology in 2015...
March 2017: Blood Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333839/evidence-for-increased-response-to-induced-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-in-myeloid-cells-in-acquired-aplastic-anemia
#16
Alpa Sidhu, Michael U Callaghan, Manisha S Gadgeel, Steven A Buck, Andrew M Fribley, Süreyya Savaşan
Autoimmune response targeting the hematopoietic stem cells highlights the current understanding of acquired aplastic anemia (AAA) pathogenesis. Upregulation of the unfolded protein response is the cell's rejoinder to a variety of stresses, which either result in restoring homeostasis or cell death by increased expression of the transcription factor C/EBP homologous protein. We hypothesized that there is an inherent increased sensitivity to various cellular stressors, including the ones that target endoplasmic reticulum (ER) in AAA leading to a decreased proliferation and potentially contributing to susceptibility to autologous cytotoxicity...
April 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283014/-fungemia-and-septic-arthritis-caused-by-saprochaete-capitata-in-a-patient-with-fanconi-aplastic-anemia-a-case-report
#17
Ömür Mustafa Parkan, Mustafa Altay Atalay, Ayşe Nedret Koç, Çiğdem Pala, Gonca Aydemir, Leylagül Kaynar
Saprochaete capitata (formerly known as Blastoschizomyces capitatus, Trichosporon capitatum, Geotrichum capitatum) is a rare but emerging yeast-like fungus. It is commonly found in environmental sources and can be isolated from skin, gastrointestinal system and respiratory tract of healthy individuals as well. It mainly infects patients with hematological malignancies such as acute myeloid leukemia (AML), especially in the presence of neutropenia; and mortality rates are high in those patients. Although the data about the in vitro antifungal susceptibility are limited, it is being reported that amphotericin B and voriconazole are more effective on S...
January 2017: Mikrobiyoloji Bülteni
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282510/cxcr4-cd184-expression-on-stem-cell-harvest-and-cd34-cells-post-transplant
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Inas Asfour, Hanaa Afify, Shaza Elkourashy, Maryse Ayoub, Gihan Kamal, Mary Gamal, Ghada Elgohary
OBJECTIVES/BACKGROUND: CXCR4 is a receptor for stromal-derived factor-1 (SDF-1), a molecule that has a chemotactic activity for lymphocytes and is important in homing of hematopoietic stem cells to their adult marrow. We evaluated the CXCR4 (CD184) expression in the harvest cells and in the post-transplant bone marrow (BM) and its relation to engraftment, as determined by the consensus criteria and chimerism. METHODS: This is a prospective study which included 30 patients undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplantation; 15 patients received autograft and 15 patients received allograft on dates between January 2012 and May 2014...
March 2, 2017: Hematology/oncology and Stem Cell Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270348/myelodysplasia-and-acute-myeloid-leukemia-fifteen-years-after-high-dose-cyclophosphamide-in-a-child-with-severe-aplastic-anemia
#19
José Carlos Jaime-Pérez, Liliana Nataly Guerra-Leal, Olga Graciela Cantú-Rodríguez, David Gómez-Almaguer
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January 2017: Revista Brasileira de Hematologia e Hemoterapia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270344/secondary-myeloid-neoplasms-bone-marrow-cytogenetic-and-histological-features-may-be-relevant-to-prognosis
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Roberta Sandra da Silva Tanizawa, Maria Claudia Nogueira Zerbini, Ricardo Rosenfeld, Cristina Aiko Kumeda, Raymundo Soares Azevedo, Sheila Aparecida Coelho Siqueira, Elvira Deolinda Rodrigues Pereira Velloso
BACKGROUND: Secondary myeloid neoplasms comprise a group of diseases arising after chemotherapy, radiation, immunosuppressive therapy or from aplastic anemia. Few studies have addressed prognostic factors in these neoplasms. METHOD: Forty-two patients diagnosed from 1987 to 2008 with secondary myeloid neoplasms were retrospectively evaluated concerning clinical, biochemical, peripheral blood, bone marrow aspirate, biopsy, and immunohistochemistry and cytogenetic features at diagnosis as prognostic factors...
January 2017: Revista Brasileira de Hematologia e Hemoterapia
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