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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924369/bone-marrow-microvessel-density-and-plasma-angiogenic-factors-in-myeloproliferative-neoplasms-clinicopathological-and-molecular-correlations
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Danijela Lekovic, Mirjana Gotic, Radek Skoda, Bojana Beleslin-Cokic, Natasa Milic, Olivera Mitrovic-Ajtic, Ronny Nienhold, Dijana Sefer, Tijana Suboticki, Marijana Buac, Dragana Markovic, Milos Diklic, Vladan P Cokic
Increased angiogenesis in BCR-ABL1 negative myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) has been recognized, but its connection with clinical and molecular markers needs to be defined. The aims of study were to (1) assess bone marrow (BM) angiogenesis measured by microvessel density (MVD) using CD34 and CD105 antibodies; (2) analyze correlation of MVD with plasma angiogenic factors including vascular endothelial growth factor, basic fibroblast growth factor, and interleukin-8; (3) examine the association of MVD with clinicopathological and molecular markers...
December 6, 2016: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917774/screening-for-calreticulin-mutations-in-a-cohort-of-patients-suspected-of-having-a-myeloproliferative-neoplasm
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A De Kock, C Booysen
BACKGROUND: The discovery of calreticulin (CALR) has shown it to be the second most frequent mutation after the Janus Kinase 2 (JAK2) mutation in myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs). Its structure indicates various functions, of which two are to ensure calcium homeostasis and proper folding of other target proteins. Over 36 types of CALR mutations have been identified, all causing a recurrent frameshift in the C-terminal domain affecting CALR's localisation and calcium-binding function...
December 1, 2016: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913526/update-from-the-latest-who-classification-of-mpns-a-user-s-manual
#3
Francesco Passamonti, Margherita Maffioli
The 2016 multiparameter World Health Organization (WHO) classification for Philadelphia-negative myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) integrates clinical features, morphology, and genetic data to diagnose polycythemia vera (PV), essential thrombocythemia (ET), and primary myelofibrosis (PMF). The main novelties are: (1) the reduction of the hemoglobin (Hb) level threshold to diagnose PV, now established at 16.5 g/dL for men and 16 g/dL for women (based on the identification of MPN patients with PV-consistent bone marrow [BM] features and a Hb level lower than that established in the 2008 WHO classification for PV); (2) the recognition of prefibrotic/early PMF, distinguishable from ET on the basis of BM morphology, an entity having a higher tendency to develop overt myelofibrosis or acute leukemia, and characterized by inferior survival; (3) the central role of BM morphology in the diagnosis of ET, prefibrotic/early PMF, PMF, and PV with borderline Hb values; megakaryocyte number and morphology (typical in ET, atypical in both PMF forms) accompanied by a new distinction of reticulin fibrosis grade in PMF (grade 1 in prefibrotic/early PMF and grade 2-3 in PMF) constitute diagnostic criteria; and (4) the inclusion of all mutually exclusive MPN driver mutations (JAK2, CALR, and MPL) as major diagnostic criteria in ET and PMF; 10% to 15% of these patients are triple negative, and in these cases the search for an additional clonal marker (eg, mutations in ASXL1, EZH2, TET2, IDH1/IDH2, SRSF2, and SF3B1) is warranted...
December 2, 2016: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892678/characterization-and-prognosis-significance-of-jak2-v617f-mpl-and-calr-mutations-in-philadelphia-negative-myeloproliferative-neoplasms
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Roongrudee Singdong, Teerapong Siriboonpiputtana, Takol Chareonsirisuthigul, Adcharee Kongruang, Nittaya Limsuwanachot, Tanasan Sirirat, Suporn Chuncharunee, Budsaba Rerkamnuaychoke
Background: The discovery of somatic acquired mutations of JAK2 (V617F) in Philadelphia-negative myeloproliferative neoplasms (Ph-negative MPNs) including polycythemia vera (PV), essential thrombocythemia (ET), and primary myelofibrosis (PMF) has not only improved rational disease classification and prognostication but also brings new understanding insight into the pathogenesis of diseases. Dosage effects of the JAK2 (V617F) allelic burden in Ph-negative MPNs may partially influence clinical presentation, disease progression, and treatment outcome...
January 10, 2016: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889820/ruxolitinib-in-clinical-practice-for-primary-and-secondary-myelofibrosis-an-analysis-of-safety-and-efficacy-of-gruppo-laziale-of-ph-negative-mpn
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Massimo Breccia, Alessandro Andriani, Marco Montanaro, Elisabetta Abruzzese, Francesco Buccisano, Michele Cedrone, Antonietta Centra, Nicoletta Villivà, Francesca Celesti, Malgorzata Monica Trawinska, Fulvio Massaro, Ambra Di Veroli, Barbara Anaclerico, Gioia Colafigli, Matteo Molica, Antonio Spadea, Luca Petriccione, Giuseppe Cimino, Roberto Latagliata
Ruxolitinib, a JAK1 and JAK2 inhibitor, has been tested and approved for the treatment of primary and secondary myelofibrosis (MF). Aim of our study is to report safety and efficacy of ruxolitinib in 98 patients affected by MF treated outside clinical trials and collected and treated consecutively by the Lazio Cooperative Group for Ph negative myeloproliferative diseases.There were 45 males and 53 females; median age was 61.8 years (range 35.3-88). Forty-five patients were diagnosed as primary MF and 53 as secondary MF...
November 26, 2016: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874969/idiopathic-myelofibrosis-accompanied-by-peritoneal-extramedullary-hematopoiesis-presenting-as-refractory-ascites-in-a-dog
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Yolandi Rautenbach, Amelia Goddard, Sarah J Clift
A 2.5-year-old spayed female American Pit Bull Terrier dog presented with a primary complaint of chronic refractory ascites. The dog's CBC displayed a moderate to severe macrocytic, hypochromic, nonregenerative anemia, and a moderate leukopenia as result of a moderate neutropenia and monocytopenia. Microscopic examination of the blood smear showed marked anisocytosis, mild polychromasia, mild acanthocytosis and ovalocytosis, moderate schistocytosis and poikilocytosis, and 4 metarubricytes/100 WBC. Abdominal ultrasonography revealed a homogenous, mild to moderately hyperechoic appearing liver as well as marked amounts of speckled anechoic to slightly hypoechoic peritoneal fluid...
November 22, 2016: Veterinary Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870387/primary-myelofibrosis-2017-update-on-diagnosis-risk-stratification-and-management
#7
Ayalew Tefferi
: Disease overview: Primary myelofibrosis (PMF) is a myeloproliferative neoplasm (MPN) characterized by stem cell-derived clonal myeloproliferation that is often but not always accompanied by JAK2, CALR or MPL mutation, abnormal cytokine expression, bone marrow fibrosis, anemia, splenomegaly, extramedullary hematopoiesis (EMH), constitutional symptoms, cachexia, leukemic progression and shortened survival. DIAGNOSIS: Diagnosis is based on bone marrow morphology...
December 2016: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866579/polycythemia-and-thrombocytosis
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REVIEW
Aric Parnes, Arvind Ravi
Myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) are diseases of excess cell proliferation from bone marrow precursors. Two classic MPNs, polycythemia vera (PV) and essential thrombocytosis (ET), are conditions of excess proliferation of red blood cells and platelets, respectively. Although PV and ET involve different cells in the myeloid lineage, their clinical presentations have shared features, consistent with overlapping mutations in growth factor signaling. The management of both diseases involves minimizing the risk of thrombotic and hemorrhagic complications...
December 2016: Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858230/efficacy-and-safety-of-jak-inhibitor-inc424-in-patients-with-primary-and-post-polycythemia-vera-or-post-essential-thrombocythemia-myelofibrosis-in-the-chinese-population
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Xin Du, Daobin Zhou
A phase II study (A2202) was performed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of JAK inhibitor ruxolitinib in 63 Chinese MF patients. Ruxolitinib was given twice a day (bid) at a starting dose of 15 mg (n = 25) or 20 mg (n = 38) based on a baseline platelet count. About 94.7% of the patients achieved a reduction in spleen size, 27.0% of which exhibited significant reduction (≥ 35%) at week 24. Significant improvement in debilitating constitutional symptoms, as assessed by MFSAF v2.0, was observed in patients treated with ruxolitinib...
November 17, 2016: Frontiers of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855592/role-of-allogeneic-stem-cell-transplant-in-the-treatment-of-primary-myelofibrosis
#10
Nur Soyer, Ferit Celik, Murat Tombuloglu, Fahri Sahin, Guray Saydam, Filiz Vural
OBJECTIVES: The only known curative therapy for primary myelofibrosis is allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated 11 transplant procedures involving 10 patients (5 men and 5 women) diagnosed with primary myelofibrosis between 2005 and 2014. RESULTS: The median age at the time of transplant was 60.5 years (range, 22-62 years). Stem cell sources were unrelated (n=1) and related (n=11) peripheral blood stem cells...
November 18, 2016: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832516/assessing-the-safety-and-efficacy-of-ruxolitinib-in-a-multicenter-open-label-study-in-japanese-patients-with-myelofibrosis
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Norio Komatsu, Keita Kirito, Kazuya Shimoda, Takayuki Ishikawa, Kohshi Ohishi, Kazuma Ohyashiki, Naoto Takahashi, Hikaru Okada, Taro Amagasaki, Toshio Yonezu, Koichi Akashi
Ruxolitinib is a potent JAK1/JAK2 inhibitor that has demonstrated durable improvements in splenomegaly, symptoms, and overall survival in controlled clinical trials in patients with myelofibrosis. The single-arm study reported here was initiated to collect further safety and efficacy data in Japanese patients with myelofibrosis and is the largest study of ruxolitinib in this population. The primary objective was to assess safety. Secondary endpoints included changes in spleen size and patient-reported outcomes...
November 10, 2016: International Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830539/primary-autoimmune-myelofibrosis-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#12
Yasmin Abaza, C Cameron Yin, Carlos E Bueso-Ramos, Sa A Wang, Srdan Verstovsek
Autoimmune myelofibrosis is a rare, distinct clinicopathological entity that can occur in isolation (primary) or in association with systemic autoimmune disorders (secondary), such as systemic lupus erythematosus and Sjogren's syndrome. This disease is characterized by isolated or combined chronic cytopenias associated with autoimmune phenomena and bone-marrow fibrosis. Due to the rarity of this disease, patients are frequently misdiagnosed as having primary myelofibrosis, the most common form of bone-marrow fibrosis...
November 9, 2016: International Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27819036/evaluation-of-short-term-ruxolitinib-tapering-strategy-before-allogeneic-stem-cell-transplantation-for-primary-myelofibrosis-through-the-transition-of-serum-cytokines-and-growth-factors
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Souichi Shiratori, Takahiro Tateno, Shinichi Ito, Yutaka Tsutsumi, Takanori Teshima
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2016: Transplantation Direct
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27813534/splanchnic-vein-thrombosis-in-myeloproliferative-neoplasms-risk-factors-for-recurrences-in-a-cohort-of-181-patients
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V De Stefano, A M Vannucchi, M Ruggeri, F Cervantes, A Alvarez-Larrán, A Iurlo, M L Randi, L Pieri, E Rossi, P Guglielmelli, S Betti, E Elli, M C Finazzi, G Finazzi, E Zetterberg, N Vianelli, G Gaidano, I Nichele, D Cattaneo, M Palova, M H Ellis, E Cacciola, A Tieghi, J C Hernandez-Boluda, E Pungolino, G Specchia, D Rapezzi, A Forcina, C Musolino, A Carobbio, M Griesshammer, T Barbui
We retrospectively studied 181 patients with polycythaemia vera (n=67), essential thrombocythaemia (n=67) or primary myelofibrosis (n=47), who presented a first episode of splanchnic vein thrombosis (SVT). Budd-Chiari syndrome (BCS) and portal vein thrombosis were diagnosed in 31 (17.1%) and 109 (60.3%) patients, respectively; isolated thrombosis of the mesenteric or splenic veins was detected in 18 and 23 cases, respectively. After this index event, the patients were followed for 735 patient years (pt-years) and experienced 31 recurrences corresponding to an incidence rate of 4...
November 4, 2016: Blood Cancer Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807369/calreticulin-mutant-mice-develop-essential-thrombocythemia-that-is-ameliorated-by-the-jak-inhibitor-ruxolitinib
#15
K Shide, T Kameda, T Yamaji, M Sekine, N Inada, A Kamiunten, K Akizuki, K Nakamura, T Hidaka, Y Kubuki, H Shimoda, A Kitanaka, A Honda, A Sawaguchi, H Abe, T Miike, H Iwakiri, Y Tahara, M Sueta, S Hasuike, S Yamamoto, K Nagata, K Shimoda
Mutations of calreticulin (CALR) are detected in 25-30% of patients with essential thrombocythemia (ET) or primary myelofibrosis and cause frameshifts that result in proteins with a novel C-terminal. We demonstrate that CALR mutations activated signal transducer and activator of transcription 5 (STAT5) in 293T cells in the presence of thrombopoietin receptor (MPL). Human megakaryocytic CMK11-5 cells and erythroleukemic F-36P-MPL cells with knocked-in CALR mutations showed increased growth and acquisition of cytokine-independent growth, respectively, accompanied by STAT5 phosphorylation...
November 29, 2016: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27801320/-analysis-of-prognostic-factors-in-chinese-patients-with-post-polycythemia-vera-myelofibrosis-and-post-essential-thrombocythemia-myelofibrosis
#16
M Chen, Z F Xu, J Q Xu, B Li, P H Zhang, T J Qin, Y Zhang, J Y Wang, H L Zhang, L W Fang, L J Pan, N B Hu, S Q Qu, Z J Xiao
Objective: To evaluate the performances of the prognostic scoring systems devised for primary myelofibrosis(PMF)and the new developed MYSEC- PM(Mysec Prognostic Model)and investigate the risk factors in Chinese patients with post-polycythemia vera myelofibrosis and post-essential thrombocythemia myelofibrosis(post- PV/ET MF). The most widely used prognostic scoring systems in PMF included the International Prognostic Scoring System(IPSS), dynamic International Prognostic Scoring System(DIPSS), refined DIPSS(DIPSS plus), modified IPSS for Chinese(IPSS-Chinese), and modified DIPSS for Chinese(DIPSS- Chinese)...
October 14, 2016: Zhonghua Xue Ye Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Xueyexue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27789678/primary-analysis-of-a-phase-ii-open-label-trial-of-incb039110-a-selective-jak1-inhibitor-in-patients-with-myelofibrosis
#17
John O Mascarenhas, Moshe Talpaz, Vikas Gupta, Lynda M Foltz, Michael R Savona, Ronald Paquette, A Robert Turner, Paul Coughlin, Elliott Winton, Timothy C Burn, Peter O'Neill, Jason Clark, Deborah Hunter, Albert Assad, Ronald Hoffman, Srdan Verstovsek
Combined Janus kinase 1 (JAK1) and JAK2 inhibition therapy effectively reduces splenomegaly and symptom burden related to myelofibrosis (MF) but is associated with dose-dependent anemia and thrombocytopenia. In this open-label phase 2 study, we evaluated the efficacy and safety of 3 dose levels of INCB039110, a potent and selective oral JAK1 inhibitor, in patients with intermediate- or high-risk MF and a platelet count ≥50x10(9)/L. Of 10, 45, and 32 patients enrolled in the 100 mg twice-daily, 200 mg twice-daily, and 600 mg once-daily cohorts, respectively, 50...
October 27, 2016: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27774824/inhibitors-of-jak-family-kinases-an-update-on-the-patent-literature-2013-2015-part-1
#18
Jason G Kettle, Annika Åstrand, Matthew Catley, Neil P Grimster, Magnus Nilsson, Qibin Su, Richard Woessner
Introduction Janus kinases (JAKs) are a family of four enzymes; JAK1, JAK2, JAK3 and tyrosine kinase 2 (TYK2) that are critical in cytokine signalling and are strongly linked to both cancer and inflammatory diseases. There are currently two launched JAK inhibitors for the treatment of human conditions: tofacitinib for Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and ruxolitinib for myeloproliferative neoplasms including intermediate or high risk myelofibrosis and polycythemia vera. Areas covered This review covers patents claiming activity against one or more JAK family members in the period 2013-2015 inclusive, and covers 95 patents from 42 applicants, split over two parts...
October 24, 2016: Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Patents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27774822/inhibitors-of-jak-family-kinases-an-update-on-the-patent-literature-2013-2015-part-2
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Jason G Kettle, Annika Åstrand, Matthew Catley, Neil P Grimster, Magnus Nilsson, Qibin Su, Richard Woessner
Introduction Janus kinases (JAKs) are a family of four enzymes; JAK1, JAK2, JAK3 and tyrosine kinase 2 (TYK2) that are critical in cytokine signalling and are strongly linked to both cancer and inflammatory diseases. There are currently two launched JAK inhibitors for the treatment of human conditions: tofacitinib for Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and ruxolitinib for myeloproliferative neoplasms including intermediate or high risk myelofibrosis and polycythemia vera. Areas covered This review covers patents claiming activity against one or more JAK family members in the period 2013-2015 inclusive, and covers 95 patents from 42 applicants, split over two parts...
October 24, 2016: Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Patents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27774820/myelofibrosis-an-update-on-drug-therapy-in-2016
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Prithviraj Bose, Srdan Verstovsek
Primary myelofibrosis (PMF) is the least common but the most aggressive of the classic Philadelphia chromosome-negative myeloproliferative neoplasms. Survival is much shorter in PMF than in polycythemia vera (PV) or essential thrombocythemia (ET). Post-PV/ET myelofibrosis (MF) is clinically indistinguishable from PMF and approached similarly. Areas covered: Current pharmacologic therapy of MF revolves around the Janus kinase 1/2 (JAK1/2) inhibitor ruxolitinib, which dramatically improves constitutional symptoms and splenomegaly in the majority of patients, and improves overall survival (OS)...
November 7, 2016: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
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