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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731668/-azathioprine-induced-pancytopenia-case-series
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Cristina Martínez Faci, Ignacio Ros Arnal, José M Martínez de Zabarte Fernández, Jordi Sorribes Estorch, Mónica López Campos, Carmen Rodríguez-Vigil Iturrate
Azathioprine is an immunosuppressive drug that has shown effectiveness in inflammatory bowel disease treatment. Its metabolite, 6-mercaptopurine, is metabolized through thiopurine methyltransferase. Patients with low enzyme activity may have more frequent and severe side effects. The most common is leukopenia, and rarely pancytopenia. The thiopurine methyltransferase activity monitoring shows an individualized profile of enzymatic activity but it should not replace monitoring by performing serial blood counts...
August 1, 2017: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728546/successful-rescue-combination-of-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-high-frequency-oscillatory-ventilation-and-prone-positioning-for-the-management-of-severe-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-pneumonia-complicated-by-pneumothorax-a-case-report-and
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Hangyong He, Hao Wang, Xuyan Li, Xiao Tang, Rui Wang, Bing Sun, Zhaohui Tong
BACKGROUND: To describe the experience of combination therapy with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation(ECMO), high-frequency oscillatory ventilation(HFOV) and prone positioning in treating severe respiratory failure caused by community acquired methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus(CA-MRSA). CASE PRESENTATION: A 30-year-old female presented with fever and dyspnea for 3 days. She was diagnosed CA-MRSA pneumonia complicated by severe respiratory failure, pneumothorax and neutropenia...
July 20, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705670/empiric-antibiotic-protocols-for-cancer-patients-with-neutropenia-a-single-center-study-of-treatment-efficacy-and-mortality-in-patients-with-bacteremia
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Eyal Kleinhendler, Matan J Cohen, Allon E Moses, Ora Paltiel, Jacob Strahilevitz, Amos Cahan
BACKGROUND: A number of empiric antibiotic treatment options for febrile neutropenia exist, yet there is no universally-accepted initial protocol. We aimed to assess the performance of a protocol (piperacillin, gentamicin and cefazolin) introduced over 40 years ago and compare its coverage against bacteria isolated from blood of neutropenic patients to that of various commonly used antibiotic treatment protocols. METHODS: Adults with neutropenia admitted between 2003 and 2012 to the hemato-oncologic departments, in whom blood cultures were taken on admission were included...
July 10, 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696176/interstitial-lung-disease-following-folfox-folfiri-and-bevacizumab-therapy-associated-with-leucovorin-a-case-report
#4
Satoru Mitsuboshi, Hiromi Kozakai, Hitoshi Yamada, Kazuhiko Nagai, Tomoyasu Furukawa, Kikuo Aizawa
Chemotherapy-induced interstitial lung disease in colorectal cancer patients is rare but represents a life-threatening adverse reaction. We report here a case of interstitial lung disease following chemotherapy for metastatic colorectal cancer and the interesting results of the drug-induced lymphocyte stimulation test and leukocyte migration test. After chemotherapy with oxaliplatin plus infusional 5-fluorouracil and leucovorin (FOLFOX) plus bevacizumab followed by irinotecan plus infusional 5-fluorouracil and leucovorin (FOLFIRI), the patient was hospitalized with fever and chills...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696047/a-randomized-trial-of-the-effectiveness-of-the-neutropenic-diet-versus-food-safety-guidelines-on-infection-rate-in-pediatric-oncology-patients
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Karen M Moody, Rebecca A Baker, Ruth O Santizo, Inan Olmez, Jeanie M Spies, Amanda Buthmann, Linda Granowetter, Robin Y Dulman, Kanyalakshmi Ayyanar, Jonathan B Gill, Aaron E Carroll
BACKGROUND: The neutropenic diet (ND) is prescribed to avoid introduction of bacteria into a host's gastrointestinal tract and reduce infection. Due to a lack of evidence to support the ND, there continues to be debate among pediatric oncologists regarding its usefulness. This prospective randomized controlled trial evaluated the difference in neutropenic infection rates in pediatric oncology patients randomized to Food and Drug Administration approved food safety guidelines (FSGs) versus the ND plus FSGs during one cycle of chemotherapy...
July 11, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692817/complications-of-hematopoietic-stem-transplantation-bacterial-infections
#6
REVIEW
Ali S Omrani, Reem S Almaghrabi
Bacterial infections remain a common complication of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT), especially in the pre-engraftment phase. The risk of bacterial infections is mainly related to neutropenia, mucositis, and the presence of vascular lines. Most parts of the world have witnessed a shift in epidemiology toward Gram-negative bacteria; a large proportion of which are resistant to fluoroquinolones, extended-spectrum beta-lactams, carbapenems, and in some units even colistin. Meticulous infection control practices are essential for prevention of bacterial infections in HSCT...
July 3, 2017: Hematology/oncology and Stem Cell Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691431/low-dose-computed-tomography-in-assessment-of-pulmonary-abnormalities-in-children-with-febrile-neutropenia-suffering-from-malignant-diseases
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REVIEW
Urszula Zaleska-Dorobisz, Cyprian Michal Olchowy, Mateusz Łasecki, Dąbrówka Sokołowska-Dąbek, Aleksander Pawluś, Jowita Frączkiewicz, Ewa Gorczyńska
BACKGROUND: Management of febrile neutropenia in pediatric patients is challenging. Chest X-ray and CT help to identify infective foci; however, exposure to radiation is a risk factor for development of secondary cancer. For this reason, attention is paid to reduce radiation exposure. OBJECTIVES: TTo define the role of LDCT examination in early detection of pulmonary lesions in children during oncology or autoimmune treatment complicated by neutropenia related fever...
June 27, 2017: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688551/pediatric-invasive-fungal-rhinosinusitis-an-investigation-of-17-patients
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Daniel Vinh, Michael Yim, Ankhi Dutta, John K Jones, Wei Zhang, Matthew Sitton
PURPOSE: To investigate outcomes of pediatric patients at a single institution with invasive fungal rhinosinusitis (IFRS) and to determine variables that impact overall survival. METHODS: All pediatric patients at a large tertiary children's hospital diagnosed with IFRS confirmed by surgical pathology from 2009 to 2015 were retrospectively reviewed. Demographics, underlying diseases, symptoms, antifungal therapy, absolute neutrophil count (ANC), surgical management,and outcomes were analyzed...
August 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683707/docetaxel-in-hormone-sensitive-advanced-prostate-cancer-genesis-sefh-evaluation-reporta
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Juan Carlos García de Paredes Esteban, Emilio Jesús Alegre Del Rey, Rocío Asensi Díez
Prostate cancer (PC) is the most common urogenital malignancy in older men and the second leading cause of death by cancer in men in Europe. Current therapeutic practice considers Androgen Deprivation Therapy (ADT) as first line treatment for clinically localized prostate cancer at high-risk, either locally advanced or metastatic. ADT can be achieved through orchiectomy (surgical castration), luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (LHRH) agonists, or through complete androgen blockade (LHRH agonist combined with an anti-androgen)...
July 1, 2017: Farmacia Hospitalaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672418/-fever-in-cancer-patients
#10
Oliver Andreas Cornely, Sibylle Christiane Mellinghoff
Fever in cancer patients is a medical emergency until a severe infection has been ruled out. In case of neutropenia prompt diagnostic work-up should be paralleled by empiric antibiotic treatment. Underlying malignancy as well as treatments may impair immune response and thus pave the way for less virulent pathogens. So the spectrum of infections comprises both pathogens that cause disease in immunocompetent patients and a variety of rarer organisms. After collecting two pairs of blood cultures, broad-spectrum antibiotic treatment should commence within one to two hours...
July 2017: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664544/neutropenic-enterocolitis-typhlitis-in-a-pediatric-renal-transplant-patient-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#11
Jonathan H Pelletier, Shashi Nagaraj, Rasheed Gbadegesin, Delbert Wigfall, Kathleen A McGann, John Foreman
NE (typhlitis) is a potentially life-threatening disease process characterized by bowel wall edema, ulceration, and hemorrhage in an immunosuppressed patient. We report a 15-year-old boy status post deceased donor renal transplantation who presented with fever, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. Laboratory studies revealed neutropenia 5 days prior to admission, and abdominal computed tomography revealed bowel wall thickening in the cecum consistent with NE. He was treated with piperacillin-tazobactam and gentamicin and recovered...
June 30, 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641637/-clinical-efficacy-and-safety-of-cmod-regimen-as-the-first-treatment-for-aged-new-diagnosed-patients-with-peripheral-t-cell-lymphoma
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Xiao-Lei Liu, Lei Gao, Na Cui
OBJECTIVE: To investigate clinical efficacy and safety of CMOD regimen as the first treatment for the aged new-diagnosed patients with peripheral T-cell lymphoma. METHODS: Seventy-six patients diagnosed as peripheral T cell lymphoma according to chemotherapy were divided into the 2 group: A and B groups. The patients in A group received CMOD regimen (38 cases) and the patients in B group received CHOP regiment (38 cases). The clinical efficacy, PFS (progression-free survival), OS and the adverse reactions in the 2 groups were compared...
June 2017: Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636889/complications-of-hematopoietic-stem-transplantation-fungal-infections
#13
REVIEW
Ali S Omrani, Reem S Almaghrabi
Patients undergoing allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) are at increased risk of invasive fungal infections, especially during the early neutropenic phase and severe graft-versus-host disease. Mold-active prophylaxis should be limited to the highest risk groups. Empiric antifungal therapy for HSCT with persistent febrile neutropenia is associated with unacceptable response rates, unnecessary antifungal therapy, increased risk of toxicity, and inflated costs. Empiric therapy should not be a substitute for detailed work up to identify the cause of fever in such patients...
June 13, 2017: Hematology/oncology and Stem Cell Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631944/clinical-significance-of-repeat-blood-cultures-during-febrile-neutropenia-in-adult-acute-myeloid-leukaemia-patients-undergoing-intensive-chemotherapy
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Shun-Ichi Kimura, Ayumi Gomyo, Jin Hayakawa, Masaharu Tamaki, Yu Akahoshi, Naonori Harada, Tomotaka Ugai, Machiko Kusuda, Kazuaki Kameda, Hidenori Wada, Yuko Ishihara, Koji Kawamura, Kana Sakamoto, Miki Sato, Kiriko Terasako-Saito, Misato Kikuchi, Hideki Nakasone, Shinichi Kako, Aki Tanihara, Yoshinobu Kanda
BACKGROUND: We evaluated the clinical significance of repeat blood cultures in persistent and recurrent fever during neutropenia in adult acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) and myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) patients undergoing intensive chemotherapy. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the chemotherapy cycles at our centre between January 2007 and December 2015. Blood cultures obtained within three days after initial febrile neutropenia (FN) were defined as initial blood cultures and those obtained on or after day 4 were defined as repeat blood cultures...
June 20, 2017: Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618307/meta-analysis-of-selected-toxicity-endpoints-of-cdk4-6-inhibitors-palbociclib-and-ribociclib
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REVIEW
R Costa, R B Costa, Sarah M Talamantes, Irene Helenowski, Jonna Peterson, Jason Kaplan, B A Carneiro, Francis J Giles, W J Gradishar
PURPOSE: Cyclin-dependent kinase 4 and 6 (CDK4/6) inhibitors such as palbociclib and ribociclib are associated with distinct adverse effects (AEs) compared to other targeted therapies. This meta-analysis of clinical trials summarizes these agents' toxicity profile. METHODS: A librarian-guided literature search was conducted in March of 2017. The trials needed to have at least one of the study arms consisting of palbociclib or ribociclib monotherapy at currently FDA approved dose regimens...
June 12, 2017: Breast: Official Journal of the European Society of Mastology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609435/predicting-infectious-complications-in-children-with-cancer-an-external-validation-study
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Gabrielle M Haeusler, Karin A Thursky, Francoise Mechinaud, Franz E Babl, Richard De Abreu Lourenco, Monica A Slavin, Robert Phillips
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to validate the 'Predicting Infectious ComplicatioNs in Children with Cancer' (PICNICC) clinical decision rule (CDR) that predicts microbiologically documented infection (MDI) in children with cancer and fever and neutropenia (FN). We also investigated costs associated with current FN management strategies in Australia. METHODS: Demographic, episode, outcome and cost data were retrospectively collected on 650 episodes of FN...
July 11, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603114/pretreatment-with-different-doses-of-dexamethasone-in-the-prevention-of-docetaxel-induced-hypersensitivity
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Mingjun Zhang, Zhendong Chen, Yang Yang, Huaidong Cheng, Chao Li, Qian He
This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of dexamethasone pretreatment regimen with different doses in the prevention of docetaxel-induced hypersensitivity reaction (HSR). One hundred and sixty-two patients who had malignant tumors as determined by histology and/or cytology and received docetaxel treatments at least 2 cycles, were randomized into two groups. There were 90 patients in the study group and 72 patients in the control group. In the study group, patients received 4.5mg of oral dexamethasone once a day...
January 2017: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584934/management-of-infection-during-chemotherapy-for-acute-leukemia-in-japan-a-nationwide-questionnaire-based-survey-by-the-japan-adult-leukemia-study-group
#18
Shun-Ichi Kimura, Hiroyuki Fujita, Hideaki Kato, Nobuhiro Hiramoto, Naoko Hosono, Tsutomu Takahashi, Kazuyuki Shigeno, Naoko Hatsumi, Hitoshi Minamiguchi, Junichi Miyatake, Hiroshi Handa, Nobu Akiyama, Yoshinobu Kanda, Minoru Yoshida, Hitoshi Kiyoi, Yasushi Miyazaki, Tomoki Naoe
PURPOSE: We performed a nationwide questionnaire-based survey to evaluate the current clinical practices of infectious complications during chemotherapy for acute leukemia in Japan. METHODS: We e-mailed a questionnaire to member institutions of the Japan Adult Leukemia Study Group in September, 2013. The questionnaire consisted of 50 multiple-choice questions covering therapeutic environment, antimicrobial prophylaxis, screening test during neutropenia, empirical therapy for febrile neutropenia, and the use of granulocyte-colony stimulating factor...
June 6, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582410/a-phase-i-study-of-single-agent-perifosine-for-recurrent-or-refractory-pediatric-cns-and-solid-tumors
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Oren J Becher, Nathan E Millard, Shakeel Modak, Brian H Kushner, Sofia Haque, Ivan Spasojevic, Tanya M Trippett, Stephen W Gilheeney, Yasmin Khakoo, David C Lyden, Kevin C De Braganca, Jill M Kolesar, Jason T Huse, Kim Kramer, Nai-Kong V Cheung, Ira J Dunkel
The PI3K/Akt/mTOR signaling pathway is aberrantly activated in various pediatric tumors. We conducted a phase I study of the Akt inhibitor perifosine in patients with recurrent/refractory pediatric CNS and solid tumors. This was a standard 3+3 open-label dose-escalation study to assess pharmacokinetics, describe toxicities, and identify the MTD for single-agent perifosine. Five dose levels were investigated, ranging from 25 to 125 mg/m2/day for 28 days per cycle. Twenty-three patients (median age 10 years, range 4-18 years) with CNS tumors (DIPG [n = 3], high-grade glioma [n = 5], medulloblastoma [n = 2], ependymoma [n = 3]), neuroblastoma (n = 8), Wilms tumor (n = 1), and Ewing sarcoma (n = 1) were treated...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574735/fatal-course-of-saprochaete-capitata-fungemia-in-children-with-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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Zeynep Canan Özdemir, Ayşe Bozkurt Turhan, Yeter Düzenli Kar, Çağrı Ener Dinleyici, Özcan Bör
Saprochaete capitata (S. capitata) is a very rare fungal pathogen that causes disseminated opportunistic infections in patients with hematologic malignancies. Fever resistant to broad-spectrum antibiotic and antifungal treatment is common in the presence of fungemia during the period of profound neutropenia. We describe three cases of leukemic children who died from S. capitata fungemia following a first febrile neutropenic episode after the induction of chemotherapy. S. capitata fungemia is an emergent infection associated with high mortality and low susceptibility to fluconazole and echinocandins...
June 2, 2017: Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
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