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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149980/incidence-of-infectious-complications-in-children-with-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-treated-with-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
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A Zaucha-Prażmo, J R Kowalczyk, K Drabko, K Czyżewski, J Goździk, O Zając-Spychała, J Wachowiak, J Frączkiewicz, E Gorczyńska, K Kałwak, J Styczyński
OBJECTIVE: We analyzed incidence and profile of infections in children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) treated with hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) in Polish pediatric HSCT departments, over a 2-year period. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Hospital records of 67 patients, who underwent allogeneic HSCT for ALL, were analyzed retrospectively for microbiologically documented infection: bacterial infection (BI), viral infection (VI), and fungal infection (FI)...
November 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141316/-a-clinical-analysis-of-micafungin-treatment-of-pulmonary-invasive-fungal-infection-in-pediatric-patients-with-acute-leukemia-or-post-hematopoietic-stem-cells-transplantation
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K Huang, K Y Qiu, L L Deng, J P Fang, Y Li, H X Guo, D H Zhou
Objective: To investigate the efficacy and safety of micafungin (MCF) for pulmonary invasive fungal disease (PIFD) in pediatric patients with acute leukemia or post hematopoietic stem cells transplantation. Method: Twenty-five neutropenic PIFD children with acute leukemia or post hematopoietic stem cells transplantation in Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University were selected from January 2012 to June 2015, including 12 males and 13 females, age range 2-15 (average 6.2±2.0) years. There were 12 cases of acute leukemia (AL) after chemotherapy, 4 cases of acute leukemia (AL) after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT) and 9 cases of β-thalassemia major after allo-HSCT...
November 2, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127674/pharmacotherapeutic-management-of-pediatric-lymphoma
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REVIEW
Christine Mauz-Körholz, Natascha Ströter, Julia Baumann, Ante Botzen, Katharina Körholz, Dieter Körholz
Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) and non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) comprise approximately 15% of all childhood malignancies. Cure rates for both lymphoma entities have evolved tremendously during the last couple of decades, raising the 5-year survival rates to almost 100% for HL and to 85% for NHL. The mainstay therapy for both malignancies is still chemotherapy-with different regimens recommended for different types of disease. In HL, combined modality treatment, i.e., chemotherapy followed by radiotherapy, has long been the standard regimen...
November 10, 2017: Paediatric Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108345/mri-based-evaluation-of-multiorgan-iron-overload-is-a-predictor-of-adverse-outcomes-in-pediatric-patients-undergoing-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
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Natalia Maximova, Massimo Gregori, Giulia Boz, Roberto Simeone, Davide Zanon, Giulia Schillani, Floriana Zennaro
The medical records of 44 pediatric patients who underwent allogeneic transplantation from 2011 to 2015 were retrospectively reviewed. Magnetic resonance imaging was used to measure iron concentrations in the liver, spleen, pancreas and bone. These patients were divided into two groups, 18 with non-elevated (< 100 μmol/g; Group 1) liver iron concentration before transplantation and 26 with elevated (> 100 μmol/g; Group 2) concentration . We compared transplant-related outcomes in the two groups. Iron overload was a negative prognostic risk factor for sinusoidal obstruction syndrome (OR = 17), osteoporosis (OR = 6...
October 3, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102720/poor-adherence-is-associated-with-more-infections-following-pediatric-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplant
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Ahna L H Pai, Joseph Rausch, Sarah Drake, Caroline F Morrison, Jennifer L Lee, Adam Nelson, Alayna Tackett, Suzanne Berger, Lauren Szulczewski, Constance Mara, Stella Davies
To prospectively examine rates of outpatient oral medication adherence in children post hematopoietic stem cell transplant (post-HSCT). For six months following first discharge post-HSCT, 50 patients (0 - 16 years-old) and their primary caregivers agreed to store one oral medication in an electronic pill bottle that date and time stamps each bottle opening. Demographics, disease, donor type, and prescribed post-HSCT medication regimen were collected via chart review. For each patient percent adherence was calculated by dividing the number of doses taken as indicated by the electronic pill bottle, by the number of doses prescribed for the same time period...
November 1, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099537/use-of-peripherally-inserted-central-venous-catheters-piccs-in-children-receiving-autologous-or-allogeneic-stem-cell-transplantation
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Stefano Benvenuti, Rosanna Ceresoli, Giovanni Boroni, Filippo Parolini, Fulvio Porta, Daniele Alberti
INTRODUCTION: The aim of our study was to present our experience with the use of peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) in pediatric patients receiving autologous or allogenic blood stem-cell transplantation. The insertion of the device in older children does not require general anesthesia and does not require a surgical procedure. METHODS: From January 2014 to January 2017, 13 PICCs were inserted as a central venous device in 11 pediatric patients submitted to 14 autologous or allogeneic stem-cell transplantation, at the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit of the Children's Hospital of Brescia...
October 31, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095297/everolimus-for-pediatric-patients-with-acute-graft-versus-host-disease-after-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-a-pilot-study
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Yu-Hua Chao, Yin-Chen Chang, Han-Ping Wu, Ching-Tien Peng, Te-Fu Weng, Kang-Hsi Wu
Acute graft-versus-host disease (aGVHD) is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). Due to the poor prognosis for patients not responding to first-line steroids treatment, improvements in aGVHD therapy are needed. Everolimus is a promising candidate that combines immunosuppressive properties with anti-neoplastic effects. Here, we retrospectively reviewed the efficacy of everolimus with steroids as primary treatment in 13 patients with grade II to grade IV aGVHD after HSCT...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082673/early-bacterial-and-fungal-infection-in-children-receiving-allogeneic-stem-cell-transplantation-for-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-in-argentina
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S Gomez, A B Fynn, S Fernanda, V Cecilia, L Sung
Infections are important complications associated with allogeneic HSCT. Describing infection rates in low- and middle-income countries provides data to infer efficacy of supportive care practices in these settings. In this retrospective cohort study, we included patients (age ≤ 18 years) who underwent a first allogeneic HSCT for ALL in a single center in Argentina between 1998 and 2016. The primary outcome was sterile site bacterial infection. Secondary outcomes were proven or probable invasive fungal infection, TRM, and infectious deaths...
October 29, 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080380/nutritional-risk-factors-predict-severe-acute-graft-versus-host-disease-and-early-mortality-in-pediatric-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
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Eva H Kerby, Yimei Li, Kelly D Getz, Elizabeth C Smith, Laura T Smith, Nancy J Bunin, Alix E Seif
BACKGROUND: Malnutrition is a pro-inflammatory state, yet data on nutritional risk factors and development of acute graft-versus-host disease (aGVHD) are extremely limited. PROCEDURE: We conducted a retrospective cohort analysis of pediatric patients up to age 21 years who underwent allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia from January 2011 to September 2014 to determine whether malnutrition was associated with development of aGVHD and early mortality...
October 28, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991134/isolated-testicular-recurrence-of-aml-in-patients-with-chronic-gvhd-1-year-following-allogeneic-stem-cell-transplant
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Brian N Dang, Satiro De Oliveira, LaVette Bowles, Theodore B Moore
BACKGROUND: Patients with chronic graft-versus-host disease (cGVHD) following allogeneic transplant for myeloid leukemias seem to experience a reduced risk of relapse than comparable patients without cGVHD. It is unclear to what extent extramedullary sites are impacted by a graft-versus-leukemia effect. DESIGN/METHOD: Case Series and review of the literature. RESULTS: We present 2 cases of pediatric patients with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia who developed isolated testicular relapse more than a year following hematopoietic stem cell transplantation despite having had extensive cGVHD...
November 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28978840/current-treatment-of-adult-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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Shin Fujisawa
The survival outcomes for children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) have dramatically improved over recent years, and improved outcomes in adolescents and young adults patients have been achieved by applying regimens based on pediatric protocols. The treatment strategies for adult ALL are similar to those for pediatric ALL. T-cell ALL is less common than B-cell ALL. Therefore, there are only few reports of investigations in a large group of adult T-ALL patients. In Japan, nelarabine-combined chemotherapy has been tested in a phase II study in patients with newly diagnosed T-ALL...
2017: [Rinshō Ketsueki] the Japanese Journal of Clinical Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28973362/cd20-positivity-and-white-blood-cell-count-predict-treatment-outcomes-in-philadelphia-chromosome-negative-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-patients-ineligible-for-pediatric-inspired-chemotherapy
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Yusuke Isshiki, Chikako Ohwada, Emiko Sakaida, Masahiro Onoda, Nobuyuki Aotsuka, Hiroaki Tanaka, Motoharu Fukazawa, Ryuko Cho, Takeaki Sugawara, Takeharu Kawaguchi, Satoru Hara, Akira Yokota
Background: The efficacy of conventional chemotherapy and allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT) has been controversial as post-remission therapies for adult Philadelphia chromosome-negative acute lymphoblastic leukemia patients. Methods: We retrospectively analyzed 96 adolescent and adult cases of Philadelphia chromosome-negative acute lymphoblastic leukemia to evaluate whether allo-HSCT should be performed after first complete remission (1CR)...
November 1, 2017: Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28951259/chimerism-in-pediatric-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-and-its-correlation-with-the-clinical-outcome
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Hala Gabr, Ilham Youssry, Yasmin El-Ansary, Ghada Mosallam, Nermine Magdi Riad, Mariam Onsy F Hanna
Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is the only hope to cure many inherited and acquired hematological disorders in children. Monitoring of chimerism helps to predict the post-transplantation events, with the intention to enhance the long-term disease free survival (DFS). The study aimed to investigate the importance of early chimerism detection to predict the clinical outcome following HSCT. The study included nine recipients (six β-thalassemia and three severe aplastic anemia patients) and their 10/10 HLA identical sibling donors...
September 23, 2017: Transplant Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945102/survival-after-stem-cell-transplant-in-pediatric-and-young-adult-patients-with-relapsed-and-refractory-b-cell-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
#14
Alessandro Crotta, Jie Zhang, Christopher Keir
OBJECTIVE: Allogeneic stem-cell transplant (allo-SCT) is the standard of care for pediatric patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) who relapse after frontline chemotherapy; however, for patients who relapse after allo-SCT, outcomes are very poor. Few studies have examined overall survival in this patient population, particularly in patients who received a second allo-SCT. METHODS: This was a retrospective analysis using data from the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research (CIBMTR) registry...
October 24, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921804/early-blood-stream-infection-following-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-is-a-risk-factor-for-acute-grade-iii-iv-gvhd-in-children-and-adolescents
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Hirozumi Sano, Joseph A Hilinski, Muna Qayed, Kristy Applegate, Joanna G Newton, Benjamin Watkins, Kuang-Yueh Chiang, John Horan
BACKGROUND: Graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) remains a major cause of mortality and morbidity in allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). In adults, early blood stream infection (BSI) and acute GVHD (AGVHD) have been reported to be related. The impact of BSI on risk for AGVHD, however, has not been assessed in pediatric patients. PROCEDURE: We conducted a retrospective analysis to test the hypothesis that early BSI (before day +30) predisposes allogeneic pediatric transplant patients to severe AGVHD...
September 17, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921764/acanthamoeba-granulomatous-amoebic-encephalitis-after-pediatric-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplant
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Scott L Coven, Eunkyung Song, Sarah Steward, Christopher R Pierson, Jennifer R Cope, Ibne K Ali, Monica I Ardura, Mark W Hall, Melissa G Chung, Rajinder P S Bajwa
Acanthamoeba encephalitis is a rare, often fatal condition, particularly after HSCT, with 9 reported cases to date in the world literature. Our case was originally diagnosed with ALL at age 3 years, and after several relapses underwent HSCT at age 9 years. At 17 years of age, he was diagnosed with secondary AML for which he underwent a second allogeneic HSCT. He presented with acute-onset worsening neurological deficits on day +226 after the second transplant and a post-mortem diagnosis of Acanthamoeba encephalitis was established, with the aid of the CDC...
September 17, 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906324/pediatric-blastic-plasmacytoid-dendritic-cell-neoplasm-a-systematic-literature-review
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REVIEW
Marie Jeong-Min Kim, Ahmed Nasr, Bilaal Kabir, Joseph de Nanassy, Ken Tang, Danielle Menzies-Toman, Donna Johnston, Dina El Demellawy
Blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasm (BPDCN) is a rare aggressive hematologic malignancy characterized by frequent skin involvement that most commonly affects older patients. BPDCN is known to have a poor prognosis. Our objective was to assess if outcome and disease prognosis were independently influenced by age when evaluated with clinical presentation, sex, and treatment regimens. We conducted a systematic review to identify BPDCN cases, to compare pediatric BPDCN cases with adult cases. A total of 125 publications were identified detailing 356 cases...
October 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888028/effect-of-reduced-intensity-conditioning-and-the-risk-of-late-onset-non-infectious-pulmonary-complications-in-pediatric-patients
#18
Masayuki Nagasawa, Noriko Mitsuiki, Yuki Aoki, Toshiaki Ono, Takeshi Isoda, Kohsuke Imai, Masatoshi Takagi, Michiko Kajiwara, Hirokazu Kanegane, Tomohiro Morio
OBJECTIVE: Late-onset non-infectious pulmonary complications (LONIPCs) contribute to higher morbidity and mortality after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT). Therefore, we investigated the risk factors of LONIPCs in pediatric patients. METHOD: Between 2001 and 2011, 74 pediatric patients (range, 7 months to 22.7 years old; median 6.5 years old), including 29 with a primary immunodeficiency, underwent 80 allo-HSCTs at our institution...
September 9, 2017: European Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883269/malignant-lymphoma-of-adolescents-and-young-adults-from-the-viewpoint-of-pediatricians
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Ryoji Kobayashi, Masahiro Sekimizu
Since adolescents and young adults (AYAs) with lymphoma began to be treated by pediatric hematologists and hematology physicians, few data have been collected regarding lymphoma in this generation of patients in Japan. We analyzed the number of pediatric hospitals that have treated hematological AYA patients. In half of the pediatric facilities, patients >15 years of age had been treated, and 40% of those facilities treated >1 AYA every year. A past lymphoma study by the Japanese Pediatric Leukemia/Lymphoma Study Group included some AYA patients...
2017: [Rinshō Ketsueki] the Japanese Journal of Clinical Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870778/outcome-analysis-of-pediatric-patients-with-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-treated-with-total-body-irradiation-free-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-comparison-of-patients-with-and-without-central-nervous-system-involvement
#20
Amir Ali Hamidieh, Seyed Mostafa Monzavi, Maryam Kaboutari, Maryam Behfar, Mohsen Esfandbod
Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) with a non-total body irradiation (TBI) conditioning regimen has proven feasible for treating patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). However, it is commonly believed that for extramedullary involvement of ALL in sanctuary sites, such as the central nervous system (CNS), TBI should not be abandoned. In this study, the outcomes of pediatric ALL patients with CNS involvement (CNS(+)) and without CNS involvement (CNS(-)) treated with TBI-free allogeneic HSCT were retrospectively compared...
September 1, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
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