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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141183/functional-outcomes-of-acute-inpatient-rehabilitation-in-patients-with-chronic-graft-versus-host-disease
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Jason Leung, Sean Smith, Claire Kalpakjian
BACKGROUND: Growing numbers of allogeneic stem cell transplants (HSCT) and improved post-transplant care have led to an increase of individuals with chronic graft versus host disease (cGVHD). Although cGVHD leads to functional impairment for many, there is limited literature regarding the benefits of acute inpatient rehabilitation for cGVHD patients. OBJECTIVE: To assess Functional Independence Measure (FIM) outcomes of cGVHD patients during acute inpatient rehabilitation, and to compare inpatient rehabilitation outcomes to burn patients, a rehabilitation patient population with similar co-morbidities...
November 12, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140823/single-center-retrospective-study-on-meibomian-gland-loss-in-patients-with-ocular-chronic-graft-versus-host-disease
#2
Lijuan Que, Xiaofeng Zhang, Mengmeng Li
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to analyze the influencing factors of meibomian gland loss in patients with ocular chronic graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) and its correlation with other clinical ocular surface assessment indexes. METHODS: The clinical data of patients with ocular chronic GVHD from the ocular surface and corneal outpatient clinic of the First Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University were reviewed from June 2012 to June 2016. The relationship between the percentage of meibomian gland acinar area and the influencing factors, such as patient's sex, age, transplantation method, human leukocyte antigen (HLA) matching, the time when eye discomfort appeared after transplantation (month), and the severity of ocular chronic GVHD, was investigated...
November 14, 2017: Eye & Contact Lens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140544/a-cryptosporidium-infection-in-a-patient-with-relapsed-t-lymphoblastic-lymphoma-undergoing-allogeneic-stem-cell-transplantation
#3
Joanna Schiller, Sebastian Klein, Marianne Engels, Reinhard Büttner, Jan Rybniker, Gerd Fätkenheuer, Christof Scheid, Christian Wybranski, Alexander Quaas, Hans Christian Reinhardt, Ruth Waßermann
Cryptosporidium infection is a rare cause of enterocolitis. In immunocompromised patients, cryptosporidiosis may lead to debilitating and life-threatening diarrhea and malabsorption, occasionally with multi organ involvement. Allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT) requires long-term immunosuppressive therapy, while cellular immunity is usually compromised due to intensive conditioning chemotherapy. Diarrhea in patients who underwent allo-HSCT may be a sign of an infection, but can also be the result of intestinal graft-versus-host disease (GvHD)...
November 15, 2017: European Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139480/position-paper-the-potential-role-of-optical-biopsy-in-the-study-and-diagnosis-of-environmental-enteric-dysfunction
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REVIEW
Alex J Thompson, Michael Hughes, Salzitsa Anastasova, Laurie S Conklin, Tudor Thomas, Cadman Leggett, William A Faubion, Thomas J Miller, Peter Delaney, François Lacombe, Sacha Loiseau, Alexander Meining, Rebecca Richards-Kortum, Guillermo J Tearney, Paul Kelly, Guang-Zhong Yang
Environmental enteric dysfunction (EED) is a disease of the small intestine affecting children and adults in low and middle income countries. Arising as a consequence of repeated infections, gut inflammation results in impaired intestinal absorptive and barrier function, leading to poor nutrient uptake and ultimately to stunting and other developmental limitations. Progress towards new biomarkers and interventions for EED is hampered by the practical and ethical difficulties of cross-validation with the gold standard of biopsy and histology...
November 15, 2017: Nature Reviews. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138220/antibodies-targeting-surface-membrane-antigens-in-patients-with-chronic-graft-versus-host-disease
#5
Kathy S Wang, Haesook T Kim, Sarah Nikiforow, Alexander T Heubeck, Vincent T Ho, John Koreth, Edwin P Alyea, Philippe Armand, Bruce R Blazar, Robert J Soiffer, Joseph H Antin, Corey S Cutler, Jerome Ritz
Chronic graft-versus-host disease (cGVHD) after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) reflects a complex immune response resulting in chronic damage to multiple tissues. Previous studies indicated that donor B cells and the antibodies they produce play an important role in the development of cGVHD. To understand the pathogenic role of antibodies in cGVHD, we focused our studies on post-transplant production of IgG antibodies targeting cell surface antigens expressed in multiple cGVHD affected tissues, due to their potential functional impact on living cells in vivo...
November 14, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137845/enumeration-of-bone-marrow-plasmacytoid-dendritic-cells-by-multiparameter-flow-cytometry-as-a-prognostic-marker-following-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
#6
Ruijun Jeanna Su, Ralph Green, Mingyi Chen
Plasmacytoid dendritic cells (pDCs) promote tolerance in solid organ transplants and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). pDCs originate from CD34(+) hematopoietic progenitors. Following allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant (allo-HSCT), pDC reconstitution in the BM and PB gradually attain levels similar to those in healthy individuals. We have investigated the recovery of pDC following allo-HSCT as a means to predict successful marrow engraftment. We retrospectively studied immune reconstitution of pDC in the BM of 48 patients following allo-HSCT for initial diagnoses of leukemia or other malignancies...
October 31, 2017: Blood Cells, Molecules & Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136708/-analysis-of-risk-factors-related-to-the-prognosis-in-patients-with-late-onset-severe-pneumonia-after-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
#7
Y Chen, Y Wang, Z H Jiang, L P Xu, X H Zhang, H Chen, Y Y Chen, F R Wang, J Z Wang, W Han, Y Y Zhang, T T Han, F F Tang, X D Mo, Y Q Sun, C H Yan, K Y Liu, X J Huan
Objective: To investigate the prognostic factors of late-onset severe pneumonia (LOSP) in patients who underwent allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT). Methods: From January 2009 to December 2015, 68 patients with LOSP after allo-HSCT at Peking University Institute of Hematology were enrolled. In this retrospective study, univariate and multivariate analysis were used to evaluate the prognostic factors for LOSP after allo-HSCT. Results: The median time from allo-HSCT to the development of LOSP was 213 (90-2 330) days...
November 1, 2017: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134658/-best-practice-for-extracorporeal-photopheresis-in-acute-and-chronic-graft-versus-host-disease-by-societa-italiana-di-emaferesi-and-manipolazione-cellulare-and-gruppo-italiano-trapianto-midollo-osseo-a-national-survey-to-ascertain-its-degree-of-application
#8
Luca Pierelli, Alberto Bosi, Attilio Olivieri
BACKGROUND: A recent "best practice" promoted and published by Gruppo Italiano Trapianto Midollo Osseo (GITMO) and Societa' Italiana di Emaferesi and Manipolazione Cellulare (SIDEM) on the use of extracorporeal photopheresis (ECP) in acute and chronic graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) has been tested for the degree of agreement and application among Italian transplant centers. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: Twenty-four Italian centers coordinating a pair number of transplant programs completed the Web-based survey within the fixed deadline, representing approximately 52% of those centers that have a GITMO-accredited allogeneic transplant program that routinely uses ECP in GVHD...
November 13, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134258/novel-full-length-major-histocompatibility-complex-class-i-allele-discovery-and-haplotype-definition-in-pig-tailed-macaques
#9
Matthew R Semler, Roger W Wiseman, Julie A Karl, Michael E Graham, Samantha M Gieger, David H O'Connor
Pig-tailed macaques (Macaca nemestrina, Mane) are important models for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) studies. Their infectability with minimally modified HIV makes them a uniquely valuable animal model to mimic human infection with HIV and progression to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). However, variation in the pig-tailed macaque major histocompatibility complex (MHC) and the impact of individual transcripts on the pathogenesis of HIV and other infectious diseases is understudied compared to that of rhesus and cynomolgus macaques...
November 13, 2017: Immunogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133564/fungal-prophylaxis-with-a-gastro-resistant-posaconazole-tablet-for-patients-with-hematological-malignancies-final-result-of-the-posanantes-study
#10
Pierre Peterlin, Cécile Chauvin, Steven Le Gouill, Morgane Pere, Marie Dalichampt, Thierry Guillaume, Alice Garnier, Maxime Paré, Amandine Le Bourgeois, Philippe Moreau, Patrice Chevallier, Guillaume Deslandes, Thomas Gastinne
Posaconazole is an antifungal drug used in both prophylaxis and treatment of invasive fungal infections. Its oral formulation requires therapeutic drug monitoring. To overcome gastric acidity, a gastro-resistant posaconazole tablet has recently been developed. POSANANTES was a prospective non interventional study that aimed to monitor plasma concentration trough level (Cmin) of posaconazole tablets used prophylactically in patients with hematological malignancies. Fifty patients were included. Group A (n= 31) included patients receiving induction chemotherapy for myeloid malignancies and group B (n=19) included patients treated for graft versus host disease after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cells transplantation...
November 13, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133250/success-of-immunosuppressive-treatments-in-patients-with-chronic-graft-versus-host-disease
#11
Stephanie J Lee, Tam D Nguyen, Lynn Onstad, Merav Bar, Elizabeth F Krakow, Rachel B Salit, Paul A Carpenter, Morgani Rodrigues, A Marcie Hall, Barry E Storer, Paul J Martin, Mary E Flowers
Moderate to severe chronic graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) is treated with potent immunosuppressive therapy (IST) to modulate the allo-immune response, control symptoms and prevent further organ damage. We sought to understand the types of treatments used in clinical practice and the likelihood of successful treatment associated with each. A chart review was performed for 250 adult patients at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center enrolled in a prospective observational study. After a median follow-up of 5...
November 10, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132870/mtor-inhibitor-rapamycin-induce-polymorphonuclear-myeloid-derived-suppressor-cells-mobilization-and-function-in-protecting-against-acute-graft-versus-host-disease-after-bone-marrow-transplantation
#12
Yu Lin, Binsheng Wang, Wei Shan, Yamin Tan, Jingjing Feng, Lin Xu, Limengmeng Wang, Biqing Han, Mingming Zhang, Jian Yu, Xiaohong Yu, He Huang
The mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) inhibitor rapamycin (RAPA) has been shown to be an effective immunosuppressor in the management of acute graft-versus-host disease (aGVHD) after bone marrow transplantation. Myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) also have a protective effect in aGVHD regulation. However, the relationship between RAPA and MDSCs in aGVHD models is unclear. Meanwhile, the effect of RAPA on different subgroups of MDSCs is also less well described. In this study, we demonstrate that in vivo administration of RAPA results in the expansion and functional enhancement of polymorphonuclear MDSCs (PMN-MDSCs) in a murine model of aGVHD...
November 10, 2017: Clinical Immunology: the Official Journal of the Clinical Immunology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130476/graft-versus-host-disease-in-a-pediatric-multiple-organ-transplant-recipient-with-trichohepatoenteric-syndrome-a-unique-case-report
#13
Pooja H Rambhia, Rabbi Hanna, Wilma F Bergfeld
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November 11, 2017: International Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128933/proven-invasive-pulmonary-aspergillosis-in-stem-cell-transplant-recipient-due-to-aspergillus-sublatus-a-cryptic-species-of-a-nidulans
#14
Vanda Chrenkova, Vit Hubka, Petr Cetkovsky, Michal Kouba, Barbora Weinbergerova, Pavlina Lyskova, Ludmila Hornofova, Petr Hubacek
Invasive fungal disease represents one of the severe complications in haematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients. We describe a case of a patient treated for relapse of chronic lymphoblastic leukaemia 6 years after HSCT. The patient was treated for invasive pulmonary aspergillosis but died 3 months later from multiple organ failures consisting of haemorrhagic necrotizing fungal pneumonia, refractory chronic hepatic graft versus host disease and cytomegalovirus hepatitis. Autopsy samples revealed histopathological evidence of fungal hyphae and an unusual Aspergillus nidulans-like species was isolated in pure culture...
November 11, 2017: Mycopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128556/pro-140-monoclonal-antibody-to-ccr5-prevents-acute-xenogeneic-graft-versus-host-disease-in-nod-scid-il-2ry-null-mice
#15
Denis R Burger, Yvonne Parker, Kathryn Guinta, Daniel Lindner
Graft-versus-Host Disease (GvHD) is a prevalent and potentially lethal complication of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). Humanized mouse models of xenogeneic-GvHD are important tools used to study the human immune response in vivo. Here we used NOD-scid IL-2Ry(null) mice (NSG) transplanted with human bone marrow stem cells to evaluate the role of immune cell engraftment in the production of acute GvHD. PRO 140, a humanized monoclonal antibody targeting the chemokine receptor, CCR5, was used to evaluate its influence on bone marrow cell engraftment and modulation of acute GvHD...
November 8, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128554/immunomodulatory-effects-of-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitors-tkis-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-study
#16
Elena Marinelli Busilacchi, Andrea Costantini, Nadia Viola, Benedetta Costantini, Jacopo Olivieri, Luca Butini, Giorgia Mancini, Ilaria Scortechini, Martina Chiarucci, Monica Poiani, Antonella Poloni, Pietro Leoni, Attilio Olivieri
Pathogenesis of chronic Graft Versus Host Disease (cGVHD) is incompletely defined, involving donor-derived CD4 and CD8-positive T lymphocytes, as well as B cells. Standard treatment is lacking for steroid dependent/refractory cases; potential usefulness of tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) has been suggested, based on their potent anti-fibrotic effect. However, TKI seems to have pleiotropic activity. We sought to evaluate the in vitro and in vivo impact of different TKIs on lymphocyte phenotype and function...
November 8, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128552/venous-thromboembolism-in-pediatric-hematopoietic-cell-transplant-a-multicenter-cohort-study
#17
Hemalatha G Rangarajan, Joseph R Stanek, Rolla Abu-Arja, Rajinder P S Bajwa, Jeffery J Auletta, Dean A Lee, Sarah H O Brien, Riten Kumar
INTRODUCTION: Hematopoietic cell transplant (HCT) is associated with a pro-inflammatory, pro-coagulant environment which places recipients at increased risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE). While the incidence of VTE in adult HCT recipients has been extensively studied, similar data for children are lacking. We conducted a multicenter retrospective study to analyze the prevalence of VTE and associated risk factors in a large cohort of patients who underwent HCT at tertiary-care US children's hospitals...
November 8, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128013/bronchiolitis-obliterans-syndrome-and-other-late-pulmonary-complications-after-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
#18
REVIEW
Anne Bergeron, Guang-Shing Cheng
As more individuals survive their hematologic malignancies after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT), there is growing appreciation of the late organ complications of this curative procedure for malignant and nonmalignant hematologic disorders. Late noninfectious pulmonary complications encompass all aspects of the bronchopulmonary anatomy. There have been recent advances in the diagnostic recognition and management of bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome, which is recognized as a pulmonary manifestation of chronic graft-versus-host disease...
December 2017: Clinics in Chest Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128011/overview-of-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation-for-the-treatment-of-hematologic-malignancies
#19
REVIEW
Nathan Singh, Alison W Loren
Allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation offers the best chance for cure in many hematologic malignancies. Key decisions include patient selection, donor and graft source, conditioning regimen, and graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) prophylaxis. Transplant is risky; only one-third survive long term. Complications include relapse, GVHD, infection, and end-organ dysfunction. Expanding indications for transplantation, advancing upper age limits, and improvements in patient care have resulted in increasing numbers of transplant survivors...
December 2017: Clinics in Chest Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127680/gene-addition-strategies-for-%C3%AE-thalassemia-and-sickle-cell-anemia
#20
Alisa C Dong, Stefano Rivella
Beta-thalassemia and sickle cell anemia are two of the most common diseases related to the hemoglobin protein. In these diseases, the beta-globin gene is mutated, causing severe anemia and ineffective erythropoiesis. Patients can additionally present with a number of life-threatening co-morbidities, such as stroke or spontaneous fractures. Current treatment involves transfusion and iron chelation; allogeneic bone marrow transplant is the only curative option, but is limited by the availability of matching donors and graft-versus-host disease...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
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