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Primary myelofibrosis

Hui Y Lim, Cheryl Ng, Joseph Rigano, Mark Tacey, Geoffrey Donnan, Harshal Nandurkar, Prahlad Ho
: Myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN) are independent risks for thrombotic events. Routine laboratory tests are inadequate to evaluate the underlying procoagulant state. Global coagulation assays such as thromboelastography, thrombin and fibrin generation may provide better assessment of coagulation activation and thereby of thrombosis risk. Participants with MPN were recruited. Thromboelastography was performed on citrated whole blood while thrombin generation using calibrated automated thrombogram, fibrin generation using overall haemostatic potential assays and P-selectin were quantified on platelet-poor plasma...
March 13, 2018: Blood Coagulation & Fibrinolysis: An International Journal in Haemostasis and Thrombosis
Ayalew Tefferi, Christy M Finke, Terra L Lasho, Curtis A Hanson, Rhett P Ketterling, Naseema Gangat, Animesh Pardanani
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 27, 2018: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
M Palova, T Szotkowski, A Hlusi, K Indrak, J Navratilova, M Divoka, T Papajik
Primary myelofibrosis (PMF) is a chronic clonal myeloid disorder. Together with essential thrombocythemia (ET) and polycythemia vera (PV), it belongs to a group of Philadelphia chromosome-negative myeloproliferative neoplasms. An integral part of laboratory tests carried out in this disease group is detecting the presence of mutations in the Janus kinase 2 gene at position 617 (JAK2 V617F) and in the gene encoding for the receptor for thrombopoietin (myeloproliferative leukemia virus oncogene, MPL) found in approximately 60% of PMF patients...
2018: Neoplasma
Francesca Palandri, Giulia Benevolo, Alessandra Iurlo, Elisabetta Abruzzese, Angelo M Carella, Chiara Paoli, Giuseppe A Palumbo, Massimiliano Bonifacio, Daniela Cilloni, Alessandro Andriani, Attilio Guarini, Diamante Turri, Elena Maria Elli, Antonietta Falcone, Barbara Anaclerico, Pellegrino Musto, Nicola Di Renzo, Mario Tiribelli, Renato Zambello, Caterina Spinosa, Alessandra Ricco, Letizia Raucci, Bruno Martino, Mario Annunziata, Silvia Pascale, Anna Marina Liberati, Giorgio La Nasa, Margherita Maffioli, Massimo Breccia, Novella Pugliese, Silvia Betti, Gianfranco Giglio, Antonietta Cappuccio, Luigi Reale
PURPOSE: Myelofibrosis (MF) is a chronic myeloproliferative neoplasm characterised by an aggressive clinical course, with disabling symptoms and reduced survival. Patients experience a severely impaired quality of life and their families face the upheaval of daily routines and high disease-related financial costs. The aim of this study was to investigate the perceptions of Italian patients and their caregivers about living with MF and the burden of illness associated with MF. METHODS: A quali-quantitative questionnaire and a prompted written narrative survey were administered to patients affected by primary or post-essential thrombocythemia/post-polycythaemia vera MF and their primary caregiver in 35 Italian haematological centres...
March 8, 2018: Quality of Life Research
K Lewandowski, M Gniot, M Wojtaszewska, Z Kanduła, R Becht, E Paczkowska, E Mędraś, E Wasilewska, M Iwoła
INTRODUCTION: There are 7 designated conditions under the category of myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN), including chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) and classical MPN, that is, polycythemia vera (PV), essential thrombocythaemia (ET), and primary myelofibrosis (PMF). Recently, reports about Philadelphia and JAK2 V617F-positive MPN cases have been described in literature. The coexistence of different molecular defects may change the clinical and laboratory manifestation of MPN and may result in an inappropriate interpretation of the response to treatment with tyrosine kinase inhibitors in CML patients...
March 6, 2018: International Journal of Laboratory Hematology
Aditya Shreenivas, John Mascarenhas
INTRODUCTION: Myelofibrosis (MF) is a Philadelphia chromosome-negative myeloproliferative neoplasm (MPN). It can be sub-categorized into primary myelofibrosis, post polycythemia vera myelofibrosis and post essential thrombocythemia myelofibrosis. MF is a life-threatening hematologic malignancy characterized by dysregulation of the Janus associated kinase (JAK)/signal transducer and activator of transcription (STAT) signaling network and a heightened inflammatory state. AREAS COVERED: We cover the pathogenesis, clinical features, new prognostic models, current treatment of MF and discuss agents in development...
February 26, 2018: Expert Opinion on Emerging Drugs
Ayalew Tefferi, Maura Nicolosi, Mythri Mudireddy, Terra L Lasho, Naseema Gangat, Kebede H Begna, Curtis A Hanson, Rhett P Ketterling, Animesh Pardanani
Current cytogenetic risk stratification in primary myelofibrosis (PMF) is two-tiered: 'favorable' and 'unfavorable'. Recent studies have suggested prognostic heterogeneity within the unfavorable risk category. In 1002 consecutive patients, we performed stepwise analysis of impact on survival from individual and prognostically ordered cytogenetic abnormalities, leading to a revised three-tiered risk model: 'very high risk (VHR)'-single/multiple abnormalities of -7, i(17q), inv(3)/3q21, 12p-/12p11.2, 11q-/11q23, or other autosomal trisomies not including + 8/ + 9 (e...
February 2, 2018: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
Terra L Lasho, Mythri Mudireddy, Christy M Finke, Curtis A Hanson, Rhett P Ketterling, Natasha Szuber, Kebede H Begna, Mrinal M Patnaik, Naseema Gangat, Animesh Pardanani, Ayalew Tefferi
Among 248 consecutive patients with blast phase myeloproliferative neoplasm (MPN-BP), DNA collected at the time of blast transformation was available in 75 patients (median age, 66 years; 64% men). MPN-BP followed primary myelofibrosis in 39 patients, essential thrombocythemia in 20 patients, and polycythemia vera in 16 patients. A myeloid neoplasm-relevant 33-gene panel was used for next-generation sequencing. Driver mutation distribution was JAK2 57%, CALR 20%, MPL 9%, and triple-negative 13%. Sixty-four patients (85%) harbored other mutations/variants, including 37% with ≥3 mutations; most frequent were ASXL1 47%, TET2 19%, RUNX1 17%, TP53 16%, EZH2 15%, and SRSF2 13%; relative mutual exclusivity was expressed by TP53 , EZH2 , LNK , RUNX1 , SRSF2 , and NRAS/KRAS mutations...
February 27, 2018: Blood Advances
Kyohei Misawa, Hajime Yasuda, Marito Araki, Tomonori Ochiai, Soji Morishita, Shuichi Shirane, Yoko Edahiro, Akihiko Gotoh, Akimichi Ohsaka, Norio Komatsu
The majority of patients with Philadelphia chromosome-negative myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) harbor JAK2, CALR, or MPL mutations. We compared clinical manifestations of different subtypes of JAK2 and CALR mutations in Japanese patients with MPNs. Within our cohort, we diagnosed 166 patients as polycythemia vera (PV), 212 patients as essential thrombocythemia (ET), 23 patients as pre-primary myelofibrosis (PMF), 65 patients as overt PMF, and 27 patients as secondary myelofibrosis following the 2016 WHO criteria...
February 20, 2018: International Journal of Hematology
Yoshimitsu Shimomura, Masahiko Hara, Daisuke Katoh, Hisako Hashimoto, Takayuki Ishikawa
Primary graft failure can be a cause of early morbidity and mortality after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT), as it leads to a high risk of severe infections and bleeding. Splenomegaly is associated with primary graft failure in patients of myelofibrosis, but the association between splenomegaly and outcomes after HSCT in patients with myeloid malignancies has not been previously evaluated. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of spleen volume on engraftment kinetics in patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS)...
February 17, 2018: Annals of Hematology
Matthew P Blakley, Janice P Dutcher, Peter H Wiernik
BACKGROUND: There is mounting evidence that Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) and acute myeloid leukemia (AML) are hematopoietic neoplasms that arise from the same myeloid precursor cell. In addition, studies suggest a relationship between LCH and primary idiopathic myelofibrosis (MF). Furthermore familial LCH, AML, and MF have each been reported. METHODS: We examined more than 750 pedigrees of familial hematologic malignancies for evidence of familial LCH, AML, and/or MF and identified one family with all three neoplasms, which is presented here...
February 2, 2018: Leukemia Research
Tiziano Barbui, Jürgen Thiele, Heinz Gisslinger, Hans Michael Kvasnicka, Alessandro M Vannucchi, Paola Guglielmelli, Attilio Orazi, Ayalew Tefferi
The new edition of the 2016 World Health Organization (WHO) classification system for tumors of the hematopoietic and lymphoid tissues was published in September 2017. Under the category of myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs), the revised document includes seven subcategories: chronic myeloid leukemia, chronic neutrophilic leukemia, polycythemia vera (PV), primary myelofibrosis (PMF), essential thrombocythemia (ET), chronic eosinophilic leukemia-not otherwise specified and MPN, unclassifiable (MPN-U); of note, mastocytosis is no longer classified under the MPN category...
February 9, 2018: Blood Cancer Journal
Marko Lucijanic, Zeljko Prka, Vlatko Pejsa, Tajana Stoos-Veic, Jelena Lucijanic, Rajko Kusec
OBJECTIVES: Transferrin saturation (TSAT) 20% or less is considered to represent functional iron deficiency in the context of malignant disease, phenomenon mediated through inflammatory changes of iron homeostasis. We aimed to investigate clinical and prognostic significance of low TSAT in patients with primary (PMF) and secondary myelofibrosis (SMF), malignant diseases characterized by strong inflammatory milieu. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 87 patients with myelofibrosis and compared TSAT with disease specific parameters...
March 2018: Leukemia Research
Prajwal C Boddu, Sa A Wang, Naveen Pemmaraju, Zhenya Tang, Shimin Hu, Shaoying Li, Jie Xu, L Jeffrey Medeiros, Guilin Tang
8q24/MYC rearrangements resulting in MYC overexpression occur most frequently in lymphoid neoplasms. MYC rearrangements rarely have been described in blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasm (BPDCN). Over an 8-year period in our hospital, 5 of 41 (12%) patients with BPDCN were shown 8q24/MYC rearrangements, including 2 with t(6;8)(p21;q24), 1 with t(8;14)(q24;q32), 1 with t(X;8)(q24;q24), and 1 with t(3;8)(p25;q24). 8q24/MYC rearrangement was present in the stemline in 4 patients and in the sideline in one; the latter was a patient with primary myelofibrosis who then developed BPDCN...
March 2018: Leukemia Research
Te Ling, John D Crispino, Maria Zingariello, Fabrizio Martelli, Anna Rita Migliaccio
GATA1, the founding member of a family of transcription factors, plays important roles in the development of hematopoietic cells of several lineages. Although loss of GATA1 has been known to impair hematopoiesis in animal models for nearly 25 years, the link between GATA1 defects and human blood diseases has only recently been realized. Areas covered: Here the current understanding of the functions of GATA1 in normal hematopoiesis and how it is altered in disease is reviewed. GATA1 is indispensable mainly for erythroid and megakaryocyte differentiation...
February 5, 2018: Expert Review of Hematology
Juan-Carlos Hernández-Boluda, Arturo Pereira, Juan-Gonzalo Correa, Alberto Alvarez-Larrán, Francisca Ferrer-Marín, José-María Raya, Joaquín Martínez-López, Patricia Velez, Manuel Pérez-Encinas, Natalia Estrada, Valentín García-Gutiérrez, María-Laura Fox, Angel Payer, Ana Kerguelen, Beatriz Cuevas, María-Antonia Durán, María-José Ramírez, María-Teresa Gómez-Casares, María-Isabel Mata-Vázquez, Elvira Mora, Montse Gómez, Francisco Cervantes
Prognostic models are widely used in clinical practice for transplant decision-making in myelofibrosis (MF). We have compared the performance of the International Prognostic Scoring System (IPSS), dynamic IPSS (DIPSS), and DIPSS-plus in a series of 544 patients with primary or secondary MF aged ≤ 70 years at the time of diagnosis. The median projected survival of the overall series was 9.46 years (95% confidence interval 7.44-10.59). Median survival for the highest risk groups was less than 4 years in the three prognostic models...
January 25, 2018: Annals of Hematology
Ayalew Tefferi, Daniel K Partain, Jeanne M Palmer, James L Slack, Vivek Roy, William J Hogan, Mark L Litzow, Rhett P Ketterling, Mrinal M Patnaik
The prognostic importance of genetic information in primary myelofibrosis (PMF) was recently highlighted in a study of over 1,000 cytogenetically-annotated patients; 5-year survival rates were 8% for very high risk (VHR), 27% "unfavorable" and 45% "favorable" karyotype. The current study addresses the practice-relevant question of whether or not allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HCT) can overcome the detrimental survival effect of VHR or unfavorable karyotype. The study included 67 patients with PMF or secondary MF who received HCT at the Mayo Clinic and in whom pre-transplant cytogenetic information was available...
February 1, 2018: American Journal of Hematology
Cristina Tecchio, Angelo Andreini, Claudio Costantini, Alberto Zamò, Donata de Sabata, Fiorenza Aprili, Roberta Galavotti, Emanuele Guardalben, Fabio Benedetti
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 22, 2017: Hematology Reports
Marko Lucijanic, Ivo Veletic, Dario Rahelic, Vlatko Pejsa, David Cicic, Marko Skelin, Ana Livun, Katarina Marija Tupek, Tajana Stoos-Veic, Tomo Lucijanic, Ana Maglicic, Rajko Kusec
BACKGROUND: Primary and secondary myelofibrosis (PMF and SMF) are malignant diseases of hematopoietic stem cell characterized by the neoplastic myeloproliferation and a strong inflammatory milieu. The prognostic nutritional index (PNI) integrates information on albumin and absolute lymphocyte count (ALC) and reflects the inflammatory, nutritional and immune status of a patient. The clinical and prognostic significance of albumin, ALC and PNI in patients with myelofibrosis has not been previously investigated...
January 25, 2018: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift
Víctor Manuel Sández Montagut, Álvaro Giráldez Gallego, Guilermo Ontanilla Clavijo
We report a case of a regenerative nodular hyperplasia with a portal vein cavernomatosis with a subsequent progression to symptomatic, occlusive thrombosis of the superior mesenteric vein. A thorough investigation resulted in a final diagnosis of primary myelofibrosis associated with the V617F mutation in the JAK2 gene.
January 25, 2018: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
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