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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632246/declines-noted-in-cognitive-processes-and-association-with-achievement-among-children-with-leukemia
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Kathleen C Insel, Marilyn J Hockenberry, Lynette L Harris, Kari M Koerner, Zhenqiang Lu, Kristin B Adkins, Olga A Taylor, Patricia M Gundy, Ida M Moore
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: To assess change in specific cognitive processes during treatment with chemotherapy only among children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). 
. DESIGN: A prospective, repeated measures design.
. SETTING: Pediatric oncology treatment centers at Banner-University Medical Center Tucson/Banner Children's-Diamond Medical Center (University of Arizona) and Texas Children's Cancer and Hematology centers (Baylor College of Medicine) in Houston...
July 1, 2017: Oncology Nursing Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631412/psychopathology-in-pediatric-bone-marrow-transplantation-survivors-and-their-mothers
#2
Aslı Sürer Adanir, Gülseren Taşkiran, O Alphan Küpesiz, Esin Özatalay
BACKGROUND: Bone Marrow Transplantation(BMT) is used to treat children with various hematologic, oncologic and metabolic diseases. While the treatment is lifesaving, it is also found to be related with anxiety, posttraumatic stress disorder, depression and psychosocial problems both in children and parents. METHODS: The aim of this study was to investigate psychopathology in pediatric BMT survivors and their mothers compared to the healthy controls. All children were interviewed using Kiddie Schedule for Affective Disorders and Schizophrenia for assessing the life-long psychopathology...
June 20, 2017: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622783/-biological-diagnosis-of-iron-deficiency-in-children
#3
I Thuret
Measurement of serum ferritin (SF) is currently the laboratory test recommended for diagnosing iron deficiency. In the absence of an associated disease, a low SF value is an early and highly specific indicator of iron deficiency. The WHO criteria proposed to define depleted storage iron are 12μg/L for children under 5 years and 15μg/L for those over 5 years. A higher threshold of 30μg/L is used in the presence of infection or inflammation. Iron deficiency anemia, with typical low mean corpuscular volume and mean corpuscular hemoglobin, is only present at the end stage of iron deficiency...
May 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622628/limitations-and-opportunities-for-immune-checkpoint-inhibitors-in-pediatric-malignancies
#4
REVIEW
Jeong A Park, Nai-Kong V Cheung
Immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICI) have shown great promise in a wide spectrum of adult solid and hematological malignancies, achieving objective tumor responses and prolonging survival. However, there is limited clinical success amongst pediatric patients. In this review, we summarize the current understanding of ICI and present an up-to-date overview of recent and ongoing clinical trials of ICI in pediatric malignancies. In addition, we will discuss immunologic and clinical difficulties in this young population, as well as future prospects for combination of ICI with other immune-based and conventional treatments...
June 1, 2017: Cancer Treatment Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621800/a-consensus-review-on-malignancy-associated-hemophagocytic-lymphohistiocytosis-in-adults
#5
REVIEW
Naval Daver, Kenneth McClain, Carl E Allen, Sameer A Parikh, Zaher Otrock, Cristhiam Rojas-Hernandez, Boris Blechacz, Sa Wang, Milen Minkov, Michael B Jordan, Paul La Rosée, Hagop M Kantarjian
Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) is a syndrome of severe immune activation and dysregulation resulting in extreme and often life-threatening inflammation. HLH has been well recognized in pediatric populations, and most current diagnostic and therapeutic guidelines are based on pediatric HLH. Recently there has been recognition of HLH in adults, especially secondary to immune deregulation by an underlying rheumatologic, infectious, or malignant condition. This review is focused on malignancy-associated HLH (M-HLH), in which possible mechanisms of pathogenesis include severe inflammation, persistent antigen stimulation by the tumor cells, and loss of immune homeostasis because of chemotherapy, hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, or infection...
June 16, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602276/fungal-aerocontamination-exposure-risk-for-patients-in-3-successive-locations-of-a-pediatric-hematology-unit-department-influence-of-air-equipment-and-building-structure-on-air-quality
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Anne-Pauline Bellanger, Gabriel Reboux, Florent Demonmerot, Houssein Gbaguidi-Haore, Laurence Millon
BACKGROUND: Invasive fungal infections (IFIs) play an important role in the mortality of immunocompromised patients. The pediatric hematology department (PHD) at Besançon University Hospital has relocated 3 times: (1) from a building without an air filtration system (B1), (2) to a renovated building with low air pressure (B2), and (3) to a new building with high air pressure and high-efficiency particulate air filters (B3). This study aimed to investigate how these relocations influenced the fungal exposure risk for the PHD's patients...
June 8, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602119/improving-the-quality-of-end-of-life-care-in-pediatric-oncology-patients-through-the-early-implementation-of-palliative-care
#7
Lauren Ranallo
Providing end-of-life care to children with cancer is most ideally achieved by initiating palliative care at the time of diagnosis, advocating for supportive care throughout the treatment trajectory, and implementing hospice care during the terminal phase. The guiding principles behind offering palliative care to pediatric oncology patients are the prioritization of providing holistic care and management of disease-based symptoms. Pediatric hematology-oncology nurses and clinicians have a unique responsibility to support the patient and family unit and foster a sense of hope, while also preparing the family for the prognosis and a challenging treatment trajectory that could result in the child's death...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing: Official Journal of the Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601851/novel-automated-hematology-parameters-in-clinical-pediatric-practice
#8
Pulkit Rastogi, Prateek Bhatia, Neelam Varma
Blood sampling in children is a challenging task, and to extract maximum possible information from these 'precious' samples, the modern-day automated hematology analyzers have been aided with much technological advancement. Various novel blood cell parameters are now available to narrow down the differential diagnoses. However, only few of these are available for routine clinical reporting. Knowledge about their interpretation and reference ranges can prove useful in challenging situations.
May 15, 2017: Indian Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598565/atypical-teratoid-rhabdoid-tumors-in-children-treated-with-multimodal-therapies-the-necessity-of-upfront-radiotherapy-after-surgery
#9
Jeongshim Lee, Dong-Seok Kim, Jung Woo Han, Chang-Ok Suh
BACKGROUND: Atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumor (ATRT) is a rare malignant pediatric brain tumor with a dismal prognosis. We evaluated the efficacy of multimodal therapy in children with ATRT. PROCEDURE: Nine children diagnosed with cranial ATRT, who received multimodal therapy between 2005 and 2014, including surgical resection followed by radiotherapy (RT), systemic chemotherapy (CT), and high-dose chemotherapy/stem cell transplantation (HDCT/SCT), were analyzed retrospectively...
June 9, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597942/copy-number-alterations-determined-by-single-nucleotide-polymorphism-array-testing-in-the-clinical-laboratory-are-indicative-of-gene-fusions-in-pediatric-cancer-patients
#10
Tracy M Busse, Jacquelyn J Roth, Donna Wilmoth, Luanne Wainwright, Laura Tooke, Jaclyn A Biegel
Gene fusions resulting from structural rearrangements are an established mechanism of tumorigenesis in pediatric cancer. In this clinical cohort, 1,350 single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP)-based chromosomal microarrays from 1,211 pediatric cancer patients were evaluated for copy number alterations (CNAs) associated with gene fusions. Karyotype or fluorescence in situ hybridization studies were performed in 42% of the patients. Ten percent of the bone marrow or solid tumor specimens had SNP array-associated CNAs suggestive of a gene fusion...
June 9, 2017: Genes, Chromosomes & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596658/usefulness-of-reticulocyte-parameters-for-diagnosis-of-hereditary-spherocytosis-in-children
#11
Olga Ciepiela, Anna Adamowicz-Salach, Andżelika Radgowska, Katarzyna Żbikowska, Iwona Kotuła
Innovations in laboratory equipment have enabled a widening of the spectrum of hematological parameters obtained from single measurements of peripheral blood samples, including reticulocyte parameters. The usefulness of reticulocytes indices to confirm the diagnosis of pediatric anemia was analyzed in this study. The study group consisted of 163 children, aged 1 month-17 years, with anemia. Complete blood count extended with an analysis of reticulocyte parameters were measured using a Beckman Coulter LH 750...
June 2017: Indian Journal of Hematology & Blood Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592186/the-role-of-the-mthfr-c677t-polymorphism-in-methotrexate-induced-toxicity-in-pediatric-osteosarcoma-patients
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Loes Lambrecht, Charlotte Sleurs, Veerle Labarque, Catharina Dhooge, Annouschka Laenen, Friedl Sinnaeve, Marleen Renard, Anne Uyttebroeck
AIM: Osteosarcoma patients receive high doses of methotrexate (MTX). However, pharmacogenetic information remains limited and has mainly been investigated in leukemia so far. PATIENTS & METHODS: We investigated the link between the MTHFR C677T genotype, toxicity levels (mucositis, MTX plasma level, hematological toxicity and hepatotoxicity) and survival of 48 pediatric osteosarcoma patients. RESULTS: The TT genotype did not show more toxicity compared with the CC/CT genotype...
June 8, 2017: Pharmacogenomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592014/-clinical-characteristics-of-new-onset-organ-dysfunction-in-pediatric-intensive-care-unit
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Y H Yang, L Pei, N Yang, G F Wen, W Xu, C F Liu
Objective: To investigate the incidence and clinical characteristics of new-onset organ dysfunction of patients in pediatric intensive care unit (PICU). Method: A retrospective observational study identified all patients admitted to the PICU of Shengjing Hospital Affiliated to China Medical University from January 2015 to January 2016. The functional status score (FSS) was evaluated at admission and hospital discharge respectively, and the difference defined as ΔFSS between the FSS at hospital discharge and the FSS at admission was calculated...
June 2, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586748/haematological-malignancies-following-temozolomide-treatment-for-paediatric-high-grade-glioma
#14
Michael Karremann, Nadja Krämer, Marion Hoffmann, Maria Wiese, Andreas Beilken, Selim Corbacioglu, Dagmar Dilloo, Pablo Hernáiz Driever, Wolfram Scheurlen, Andreas Kulozik, Gerrit H Gielen, André O von Bueren, Matthias Dürken, Christof M Kramm
BACKGROUND: Temozolomide (TMZ) is widely used in high-grade glioma (HGG). There is a major concern of treatment-induced secondary haematological malignancies (SHMs). Due to the poor overall survival of HGG patients, the true incidence is yet elusive. Thus, the aim of this study was to determine the risk of SHMs following TMZ in paediatric HGG. METHODS: We analysed 487 patients from the HIT-HGG database of the German-speaking Society of Pediatric Oncology and Hematology with follow up beyond 1 year...
June 3, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572266/cancer-screening-recommendations-for-individuals-with-li-fraumeni-syndrome
#15
REVIEW
Christian P Kratz, Maria Isabel Achatz, Laurence Brugières, Thierry Frebourg, Judy E Garber, Mary-Louise C Greer, Jordan R Hansford, Katherine A Janeway, Wendy K Kohlmann, Rose McGee, Charles G Mullighan, Kenan Onel, Kristian W Pajtler, Stefan M Pfister, Sharon A Savage, Joshua D Schiffman, Katherine A Schneider, Louise C Strong, D Gareth R Evans, Jonathan D Wasserman, Anita Villani, David Malkin
Li-Fraumeni syndrome (LFS) is an autosomal dominantly inherited condition caused by germline mutations of the TP53 tumor suppressor gene encoding p53, a transcription factor triggered as a protective cellular mechanism against different stressors. Loss of p53 function renders affected individuals highly susceptible to a broad range of solid and hematologic cancers. It has recently become evident that children and adults with LFS benefit from intensive surveillance aimed at early tumor detection. In October 2016, the American Association for Cancer Research held a meeting of international LFS experts to evaluate the current knowledge on LFS and propose consensus surveillance recommendations...
June 1, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562514/actn1-related-macrothrombocytopenia-a-novel-entity-in-the-progressing-field-of-pediatric-thrombocytopenia
#16
Helene Boutroux, Bianca David, Paul Guéguen, Pierre Frange, Anne Vincenot, Guy Leverger, Rémi Favier
The most common cause of thrombocytopenia in children is immune thrombocytopenia. Nevertheless, some atypical cases should evoke the hypothesis of genetic thrombocytopenia. Indeed, in the past years, 30 new genes had been described in the field of inherited thrombocytopenia. We report a series of 11 cases of a newly diagnosed entity: ACTN1-related macrothrombocytopenia. Mutations in the gene ACTN1 cause mild macrothrombocytopenia characterized by elevated mean platelet volume and elevated immature platelet fraction, and low bleeding tendency...
May 29, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556786/elevated-hemoglobin-level-is-associated-with-advanced-fibrosis-in-pediatric-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
#17
Valentina Giorgio, Antonella Mosca, Arianna Alterio, Anna Alisi, Antonio Grieco, Valerio Nobili, Luca Miele
OBJECTIVES: Hemoglobin (Hb) and red blood cell distribution width (RDW) have been reported to be a risk marker of metabolic syndrome (MS) and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). No study exists on pediatric populations. We aimed to determine the association between hematological parameters, and the severity of disease in children with biopsy proven NAFLD. METHODS: 117 children (85 males, mean age 12 years) with ultrasound (US) evidence of NAFLD undergoing liver biopsy for diagnosis of non alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), were prospectively enrolled between January 2011 and May 2013 in the setting of a tertiary care centre...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556426/retrospective-study-on-the-incidence-and-outcome-of-proven-and-probable-invasive-fungal-infections-in-high-risk-pediatric-onco-hematological-patients
#18
Simone Cesaro, Gloria Tridello, Elio Castagnola, Elisabetta Calore, Francesca Carraro, Ilaria Mariotti, Antonella Colombini, Katia Perruccio, Nunzia Decembrino, Giovanna Russo, Natalia Maximova, Valentina Baretta, Désirée Caselli
BACKGROUND: invasive fungal infection (IFI) is a cause of morbidity, mortality and increased health costs in children undergoing chemotherapy or hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT). METHODS: multi-center, retrospective study to assess the incidence, outcome of proven and probable IFI (PP-IFI) in children treated for acute leukemia, non-Hodgkin lymphoma or who underwent HSCT from 2006 to 2012. RESULTS: Over the 7-year period, 127 PP-IFI were diagnosed in 123 patients, median age of 9...
May 27, 2017: European Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550188/recommendations-for-splenectomy-in-hereditary-hemolytic-anemias
#19
Achille Iolascon, Immacolata Andolfo, Wilma Barcellini, Francesco Corcione, Loïc Garçon, Lucia De Franceschi, Claudio Pignata, Giovanna Graziadei, Dagmar Pospisilova, David C Rees, Mariane de Montalembert, Stefano Rivella, Antonella Gambale, Roberta Russo, Leticia Ribeiro, Jules Vives-Corrons, Patricia Aguilar-Martinez, Antonis Kattamis, Beatrice Gulbis, Maria Domenica Cappellini, Irene Roberts, Hannah Tamary
Hereditary hemolytic anemias are a group of disorders including red cell membrane defects, red blood cells enzyme disorders, congenital dyserythropoietic anemias, thalassemia syndromes and haemoglobinopathies. As damaged red blood cells passing through the spleen red pulp are efficiently removed by splenic macrophages, splenectomy is one possible therapeutic approach to the management of severely affected patients. However, except for hereditary spherocytosis for which the effectiveness of splenectomy has been well documented, the efficacy of splenectomy in other anemias within this group has yet to be determined and there are concerns regarding short- and long-term infectious and thrombotic complications...
May 26, 2017: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544698/the-use-of-antifibrinolytics-in-pediatric-patients-with-hypoproliferative-thrombocytopenia
#20
Meghan Delaney, Dana C Matthews, Terry B Gernsheimer
Despite the use of evidence-based platelet transfusion therapy during periods of hypoproliferative thrombocytopenia, a large proportion of pediatric hematology/oncology patients continue to suffer from clinically significant bleeding. Antifibrinolytic (AF) drugs have been shown in certain surgical and trauma settings to decrease bleeding, blood transfusion, and improve survival. We conducted a retrospective assessment of the safety of using AF drugs in pediatric patients with hypoproliferative thrombocytopenia at our center as well as the impact on bleeding occurrence and severity...
May 24, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
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