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Tamer Akel, Neville Mobarakai
BACKGROUND: Babesiosis, a zoonotic parasitic infection transmitted by the Ixodes tick, has become an emerging health problem in humans that is attracting attention worldwide. Most cases of human babesiosis are reported in the United States and Europe. The disease is caused by the protozoa of the genus Babesia, which invade human erythrocytes and lyse them causing a febrile hemolytic anemia. The infection is usually asymptomatic or self-limited in the immunocompetent host, or follows a persistent, relapsing, and/or life threatening course with multi-organ failure, mainly in the splenectomized or immunosuppressed patients...
February 15, 2017: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197346/allogeneic-transplant-in-elane-and-mefv-mutation-positive-severe-cyclic-neutropenia-review-of-prognostic-factors-for-secondary-severe-events
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Onyemaechi N Okolo, Emmanuel Katsanis, Seongseok Yun, Candace Y Reveles, Faiz Anwer
Objective and Importance. Cyclic neutropenia (CyN) is a rare autosomal dominant inherited disorder due to the mutation ELANE primarily affecting bone marrow stem cells and is characterized by recurrent neutropenia every 2 to 4 weeks. Symptoms vary from benign to severe, including death. Postulations on the cause of wide spectrum in symptom presentation include the possibility of other genetic mutations, such as MEFV. Recommended treatment for CyN is G-CSF to keep ANC higher to minimize risk of infection. Case...
2017: Case Reports in Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194062/performance-of-galactomannan-antigen-beta-d-glucan-and-aspergillus-lateral-flow-device-for-the-diagnosis-of-invasive-aspergillosis
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Gökhan Metan, Muzaffer Keklik, Gökçen Dinç, Çiğdem Pala, Afra Yıldırım, Berkay Saraymen, Mustafa Yavuz Köker, Leylagül Kaynar, Bülent Eser, Mustafa Çetin
Aspergillus lateral-flow device (LFD) was recently introduced as a practical tool for the diagnosis of invasive aspergillosis (IA). We investigated the performance of Aspergillus-LFD as a point-of-care test for the diagnosis of IA. Serum samples were collected twice weekly from patients who received intensive chemotherapy for acute leukemia, or recepients of allogeneic stem cell transplantation. Aspergillus galactomannan (GM) antigen, 1,3-beta-d-glucan and Aspergillus-LFD tests were carried out according to manufacturers' recommendations...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Hematology & Blood Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178640/a-phase-i-ii-study-of-the-investigational-drug-alisertib-in-combination-with-abiraterone-and-prednisone-for-patients-with-metastatic-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer-progressing-on-abiraterone
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Jianqing Lin, Sheel A Patel, Ashwin R Sama, Jean H Hoffman-Censits, Brooke Kennedy, Deborah Kilpatrick, Zhong Ye, Hushan Yang, Zhaomei Mu, Benjamin Leiby, Nancy Lewis, Massimo Cristofanilli, William Kevin Kelly
LESSONS LEARNED: Patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer did not tolerate the combination of alisertib with abiraterone and prednisone.There was no clear signal indicating that adding alisertib might be beneficial for those patients progressing on abiraterone. BACKGROUND: We hypothesized that Aurora A kinase (AK) contributes to castrate resistance in prostate cancer (PCa) and that inhibiting AK with alisertib can resensitize PCa cells to androgen receptor (AR) inhibitor abiraterone...
November 2016: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152727/a-prospective-study-of-an-inpatient-febrile-neutropenia-clinical-practice-guideline-in-oncology-patients
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Tanya Thomas, Joshua Reuss, Gina Degennaro, Elizabeth Daniels, Jin Li, Mark Smolkin, Michael Kenneth Keng
: 114 Background: Febrile neutropenia (FN) is a common complication in oncology patients and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality if untreated. Because of this, it is regarded as a medical emergency. FN treatment guidelines universally recommend the prompt initiation ( < 60 minutes) of intravenous antibiotic therapy. We hypothesized that a quality initiative project creating a new FN clinical practice guideline (CPG) would reduce the time to antibiotic administration (TTA) for inpatient oncology patients with FN...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144786/serum-concentrations-of-apoptosis-associated-molecules-in-septic-children-with-leukemia-neutropenia-and-fever
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Jesus Reyna-Figueroa, Alfredo Lagunas-Martínez, Patricia Galindo-Delgado, María Fernanda Fernández-Bautista, Paola Guadalupe Castro-Oteo, Pilar Martínez-Matsumoto, Erika Melchy Perez, Yvonne Rosenstein, Ana Elena Limón-Rojas, Federico Javier Ortiz-Ibarra, Vicente Madrid-Marina
It has been shown that Fas, Fas-L, TNF and TNFR-1 display high serum concentrations in subjects with sepsis. This suggests that these are potential severity markers. However, the serum concentration of these molecules in children with leukemia and suspected sepsis has to be established before proposing their use as diagnostic biomarkers. We included children <17 years of age diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia with neutropenia and fever (NF). The subjects were divided into two groups: (1) leukemia and NF with sepsis, (2) leukemia and NF without sepsis...
January 31, 2017: International Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133212/-use-of-pegfilgrastim-in-adjuvant-and-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-for-breast-cancer
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Noriko Abe, Tohru Ohtake, Sadahiko Abe, Keita Aoto, Maiko Okano, Kazunoshin Tachibana, Seiich Takenoshita
We assessed the incidence of febrile neutropenia(FN), infection, and relative dose intensity(RDI)with or without the use of pegfilgrastim in breast cancer patients receiving adjuvant or neoadjuvant chemotherapy. Twenty-five patients received 4 cycles of FEC(5-FU 500mg/m2 plus epirubicin 100 mg/m2 plus cyclophosphamide 100 mg/m2 q3w)followed by 4 cycles of docetaxel(75mg/m2 q3w). Ten patients were administered pegfilgrastim as primary prophylaxis throughout all cycles of chemotherapy, and 15 patients were not...
November 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128422/role-of-inosine-triphosphate-pyrophosphatase-gene-variant-on-fever-incidence-during-zidovudine-antiretroviral-therapy
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A V C Coelho, S P S Silva, L Zandonà, G Stocco, G Decorti, S Crovella
Zidovudine, the antiretroviral drug used to treat HIV infection, commonly causes adverse effects, such as systemic fever and gastrointestinal alterations. In the present study, the potential role of inosine triphosphate pyrophosphatase (ITPA) gene variant on the incidence of adverse events during antiretroviral therapy (ART) of HIV with zidovudine was discussed. Individuals from Northeastern Brazil (N = 204) receiving treatment for HIV-1 infection were recruited. Zidovudine-related adverse effects developed during the treatment were registered...
January 23, 2017: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107859/dengue-fever-may-mislead-the-surgeons-when-it-presents-as-an-acute-abdomen
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Bingumal Jayasundara, Lalith Perera, Ajith de Silva
OBJECTIVE: To review the management experience of a consecutive series of patients presenting as acute surgical abdomen whom were ultimately diagnosed to have DF (Dengue fever)/DHF (Dengue hemorrhagic fever). METHODS: Clinical data of all cases of apparent acute abdomen (AA) which were later confirmed as having DF/DHF reviewed by two surgical units from December 2012 to December 2013 were analyzed. Initially confirmed patients with DF/DHF who developed abdominal symptoms were not considered...
January 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077045/association-of-time-to-antibiotics-and-clinical-outcomes-in-adult-hematologic-malignancy-patients-with-febrile-neutropenia
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Allison R Butts, Christina Carracedo Bachmeier, Emily V Dressler, Meng Liu, Ann Cowden, Jeff Talbert, Val R Adams
Objective The objective of this study was to determine the clinical impact of time to antibiotic administration in adult inpatients who have hematologic malignancies and develop febrile neutropenia. Methods A retrospective chart review was conducted to screen for all febrile neutropenia events amongst adult hematologic malignancy patients between 1 January 2010 and 1 September 2014. All included patients were admitted to the hospital at the time of fever onset, having been admitted for a diagnosis other than febrile neutropenia...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069912/idiosyncratic-drug-induced-neutropenia-agranulocytosis
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Emmanuel Andrès, Rachel Mourot-Cottet, Frédéric Maloisel, François Séverac, Olivier Keller, Thomas Vogel, Martine Tebacher, Jean-Christophe Weber, Georges Kaltenbach, Jacques-Eric Gottenberg, Bernard Goichot, Jean Sibilia, Anne-Sophie Korganow, Raoul Herbrecht
BACKGROUD: Few data is currently available on neutropenia and agranulocytosis related to drug intake. We report here data on 203 patients with established idiosyncratic drug-induced agranulocytosis, followed up in a referral centre within a university hospital. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Data from 203 patients with idiosyncratic drug-induced agranulocytosis were retrospectively reviewed. All cases were extracted from a cohort study on agranulocytosis in the Strasbourg University Hospital (Strasbourg, France) RESULTS: : The mean age was 61...
January 9, 2017: QJM: Monthly Journal of the Association of Physicians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068928/newly-recognized-cerebral-infarctions-on-postmortem-imaging-a-report-of-three-cases-with-systemic-infectious-disease
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Sakon Noriki, Kazuyuki Kinoshita, Kunihiro Inai, Toyohiko Sakai, Hirohiko Kimura, Takahiro Yamauchi, Masayuki Iwano, Hironobu Naiki
BACKGROUND: Postmortem imaging (PMI) refers to the imaging of cadavers by computed tomography (CT) and/or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Three cases of cerebral infarctions that were not found during life but were newly recognized on PMI and were associated with severe systemic infections are presented. CASE PRESENTATIONS: An 81-year-old woman with a pacemaker and slightly impaired liver function presented with fever. Imaging suggested interstitial pneumonia and an iliopsoas abscess, and blood tests showed liver dysfunction and disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC)...
January 10, 2017: BMC Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038931/safety-of-same-day-pegfilgrastim-administration-in-metastatic-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer-treated-with-cabazitaxel-with-or-without-carboplatin
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Mehmet Asim Bilen, Diana H Cauley, Bradley J Atkinson, Hsiang-Chun Chen, Diana H Kaya, Xuemei Wang, Raghu Vikram, Shi-Ming Tu, Paul G Corn, Jeri Kim
INTRODUCTION: Although myeloid growth factors are commonly used to treat metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC), the optimal timing of administration has not been well studied. We assessed the effects of same-day pegfilgrastim, a neutrophil stimulator, after cabazitaxel treatment with or without carboplatin in patients with mCRPC. We also evaluated the frequency of urinary tract inflammation during treatment. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Between September 2010 and September 2014, 151 consecutive patients with mCRPC underwent cabazitaxel treatment with or without the addition of carboplatin at a single institution...
December 13, 2016: Clinical Genitourinary Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024959/clinicopathologic-immunophenotyping-and-cytogenetic-analysis-of-sweet-syndrome-in-egyptian-patients-with-acute-myeloid-leukemia
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Mohamed El-Khalawany, Soha Aboeldahab, Al-Sadat Mosbeh, Aida Thabet
BACKGROUND: Sweet syndrome (SS) is an uncommon dermatologic disorder that could be associated with hematologic malignancies. OBJECTIVE: To describe the clinicopathologic, immunophenotyping and cytogenetic characteristics of SS in Egyptian patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). METHODS: The study was conducted during the period from April 2011 to March 2015. For each patient, a clinical evaluation and histological assessment of cutaneous lesions were recorded...
October 26, 2016: Pathology, Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994485/pattern-of-chemotherapy-related-adverse-effects-among-adult-cancer-patients-treated-at-gondar-university-referral-hospital-ethiopia-a-cross-sectional-study
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Sewunet Admasu Belachew, Daniel Asfaw Erku, Abebe Basazn Mekuria, Begashaw Melaku Gebresillassie
BACKGROUND: Adverse drug reactions (ADRs) are a global problem and constitute a major clinical problem in terms of human suffering. The high toxicity and narrow therapeutic index of chemotherapeutic agents makes oncology pharmacovigilance essential. The objective of the present study was to assess the pattern of ADRs occurring in cancer patients treated with chemotherapy in a tertiary care teaching hospital in Ethiopia. METHODS: A cross-sectional study over a 2-year period from September 2013 to August 2015 was conducted on cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy at Gondar University Referral Hospital Oncology Center...
2016: Drug, Healthcare and Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920647/febrile-neutropenia-with-thrombocytopenia-after-infliximab-induction-in-a-patient-with-ulcerative-colitis
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Gustavo Gomez, Shifa Umar, Mohammad Bilal, Cristina Strahotin, Kofi Clarke
A 34-year-old female with left-sided ulcerative colitis (UC) developed severe febrile neutropenia/thrombocytopenia soon after infliximab induction therapy. There was no other plausible cause of the cell line abnormalities other than an accurate temporal association with infliximab administration. Supportive care, broad-spectrum antibiotic, and single dose of filgrastim was given on day 5 of admission due to persistently low absolute neutrophil count and fevers. The cell lines recovered, fever resolved and the patient made a complete clinical recovery...
September 2016: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917453/phase-i-study-of-mrx34-a-liposomal-mir-34a-mimic-administered-twice-weekly-in-patients-with-advanced-solid-tumors
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Muhammad S Beg, Andrew J Brenner, Jasgit Sachdev, Mitesh Borad, Yoon-Koo Kang, Jay Stoudemire, Susan Smith, Andreas G Bader, Sinil Kim, David S Hong
Purpose Naturally occurring tumor suppressor microRNA-34a (miR-34a) downregulates the expression of >30 oncogenes across multiple oncogenic pathways, as well as genes involved in tumor immune evasion, but is lost or under-expressed in many malignancies. This first-in-human, phase I study assessed the maximum tolerated dose (MTD), safety, pharmacokinetics, and clinical activity of MRX34, a liposomal miR-34a mimic, in patients with advanced solid tumors. Patients and Methods Adult patients with solid tumors refractory to standard treatment were enrolled in a standard 3 + 3 dose escalation trial...
December 5, 2016: Investigational New Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912922/agranulocytosis-occurrence-following-recent-acute-infectious-mononucleosis
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Anthony F Massoll, Stanlyn C Powers, David P Betten
Infectious mononucleosis secondary to Epstein-Barr virus typically follows a relatively benign and self-limited course. A small subset of individuals may develop further progression of disease including hematologic, neurologic, and cardiac abnormalities. A mild transient neutropenia occurring during the first weeks of acute infection is a common finding however in rare cases a more profound neutropenia and agranulocytosis may occur up to 6weeks following the onset of initial symptoms. We describe the case of an 18-year-old woman who presented 26days following an acute infectious mononucleosis diagnosis with agranulocytosis and fever...
November 19, 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904453/outcome-of-severe-infections-in-afebrile-neutropenic-cancer-patients
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Ksenija Strojnik, Ksenija Mahkovic-Hergouth, Barbara Jezersek Novakovic, Bostjan Seruga
BACKGROUND: In some neutropenic cancer patients fever may be absent despite microbiologically and/or clinically confirmed infection. We hypothesized that afebrile neutropenic cancer patients with severe infections have worse outcome as compared to cancer patients with febrile neutropenia. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed all adult cancer patients with chemotherapy-induced neutropenia and severe infection, who were admitted to the Intensive Care Unit at our cancer center between 2000 and 2011...
December 1, 2016: Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27877087/il28b-snp-rs12979860-is-the-critical-predictor-for-sustained-viral-response-in-chinese-children-aged-1-to-6-years-with-chronic-hepatitis-c
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Yan-Wei Zhong, Hong-Fei Zhang, Yan-Min Shi, Yong-Li Li, Fang Chu, Zhi-Qiang Xu, Da-Wei Chen, Yu Gan, Fu-Chuan Wang, Mei-Lei Gu, Yi Dong, Shi-Shu Zhu, Ce Shi, Hua-Hao Fan, Xiu-Chang Zhang, Min Zhang
Clinical data on children with chronic hepatitis C (CHC) remain extremely limited. This study investigated sustained virologic response (SVR) to alfa-interferon 2b plus RBV treatment in children aged 1-6 years with unsafe injection-acquired CHC. 154 children with CHC aged 1 to 6 years were enrolled, 101 of them were male (65.6%) and 53 were female (34.4%), and they were treated with alfa-interferon at a dose of 1-5 MIU/m(2) 3 times weekly plus oral RBV (15 mg/kg/day) for 48 weeks. 57(39.3 %) of them were genotype 1b, 73(50...
2016: International Journal of Biological Sciences
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