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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910942/-association-between-expression-of-plasma-mirna-and-the-risk-of-childhood-acute-lymphocytic-leukemia
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D M Yuan, S Y Wu, S L Huang, W C Jiang, Y B Ke
Objective: To investigate the characteristics of distribution and expression profiles of plasma miRNA in childhood acute lymphocytic leukemia (cALL) patients; the association between cALL incidence risk and plasma miRNA levels; the feasibility of plasma miRNA serving as cALL diagnostic biomarker. Methods: A total of 111 pairs of newly diagnosed cALL patients and patients with fractures were collected from Shenzhen Children's Hospital, China, between January 2015 and November 2016. Age and sex of the cases and controls were 1∶ 1 matched and LNA(TM) miRNA microarray was performed using 4 pairs of cALL and controls selected from the sample population...
September 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904273/a-review-of-7-cases-of-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-for-pediatric-cholecystolithiasis
#2
Nobutaka Matayoshi, Norihiro Sato, Takashi Okimoto, Takehide Tajima, Koichi Arase, Nagahiro Sato, Toshihisa Tamura, Kazunori Shibao, Aiichiro Higure, Keiji Hirata
Pediatric cholecystolithiasis is a relatively rare disease, but it is recently increasing in Japan. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) is a standard procedure for cholecystolithiasis not only in adults but also in children, and we are aggressively introducing single-incision laparoscopic cholecystectomy (SILC) at our hospital. We reviewed the patient characteristics, operation procedures and outcomes of 7 children (15 years old and under) with cholecystolithiasis who underwent LC in our hospital between August 1995 and December 2015...
2017: Journal of UOEH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904174/in-hospital-outcomes-of-tumor-lysis-syndrome-a-population-based-study-using-the-national-inpatient-sample
#3
Urshila Durani, Nilay D Shah, Ronald S Go
The epidemiology and outcomes of tumor lysis syndrome (TLS) are understudied. We used the National Inpatient Sample (NIS), a nationally representative weighted sample of all U.S. hospital discharges, to study outcomes and predictors of mortality in hospitalized patients with TLS. The NIS was queried for patients with a discharge diagnosis of TLS (ICD-9 code 277.88) from 2010-2013. Baseline characteristics and outcomes were analyzed. A multivariable logistic regression analysis was performed to identify predictors of mortality...
September 13, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903943/therapeutic-potential-of-sgn-cd19b-a-pbd-based-anti-cd19-drug-conjugate-for-treatment-of-b-cell-malignancies
#4
Maureen C Ryan, Maria Corinna Palanca-Wessels, Brian Schimpf, Kristine A Gordon, Heather Kostner, Brad Meyer, Changpu Yu, Heather Van Epps, Dennis Benjamin
Patients with relapsed/refractory B-cell malignancies such as non-Hodgkin lymphoma (B-NHL) or acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL) have a poor prognosis. Despite measurable clinical activity with new targeted therapies, many patients do not achieve a complete or durable response suggesting an opportunity to improve upon existing therapies. Here we describe SGN-CD19B, a pyrrolobenzodiazepine (PBD)-based anti-CD19 antibody drug conjugate (ADC) being investigated for treatment of B-cell malignancies, which has improved potency compared to other ADCs...
September 13, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900606/lymphocyte-recovery-is-an-independent-predictor-of-relapse-in-allogeneic-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation-recipients-for-acute-leukemia
#5
Moussab Damlaj, Samer Ghazi, Walid Mashaqbeh, Gamal Gmati, Hend Salama, Khadega A Abuelgasim, Mushtaq Rather, Ali Hajeer, Mohsen Al-Zahrani, Abdul-Rahman Jazieh, Ayman Alhejazi, Ahmed Alaskar
AIM: To examine the optimal absolute lymphocyte count (ALC) cut-off utilizing receiver operator characteristics (ROC) in addition to graft characteristics associated with early ALC recovery. METHODS: Patients who received T-cell replete peripheral hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) for acute leukemia were identified. ALC cut-off was established using ROC analysis and subsequently the cohort was stratified. Time to endpoint analysis and cox regression modelling was computed to analyze outcomes...
August 24, 2017: World Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899929/pathogen-specific-b-cell-receptors-drive-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-by-light-chain-dependent-cross-reaction-with-autoantigens
#6
Nereida Jiménez de Oya, Marco De Giovanni, Jessica Fioravanti, Rudolf Übelhart, Pietro Di Lucia, Amleto Fiocchi, Stefano Iacovelli, Dimitar G Efremov, Federico Caligaris-Cappio, Hassan Jumaa, Paolo Ghia, Luca G Guidotti, Matteo Iannacone
Several lines of evidence indirectly suggest that antigenic stimulation through the B-cell receptor (BCR) supports chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) development. In addition to self-antigens, a number of microbial antigens have been proposed to contribute to the selection of the immunoglobulins expressed in CLL. How pathogen-specific BCRs drive CLL development remains, however, largely unexplored. Here, we utilized mouse models of CLL pathogenesis to equip B cells with virus-specific BCRs and study the effect of antigen recognition on leukemia growth...
September 12, 2017: EMBO Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886309/the-correlation-between-pax5-deletion-and-patients-survival-in-iranian-children-with-precursor-b-cell-acute-lymphocytic-leukemia
#7
A Moafi, A Zojaji, R Salehi, S Najafi Dorcheh, S Rahgozar
Despite advances in treatment, children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) still experience drug resistance and relapse. Several gene mutations are involved in the onset of this disease and resistance to therapy. The present study examines the incidence of IKZF1, CDKN2A/B, PAX5, EBF1, ETV6, BTG1, RB1, JAK2, and Xp22.33 gene deletions/duplications associated with pediatric ALL in Iran and investigates the possible effect of these mutations on drug resistance. Three-year disease-free survival (3DFS) was evaluated for children diagnosed with Philadelphia negative precursor-B-cell ALL hospitalized at Sayed-al-Shohada Hospital, Isfahan-Iran, from January 2009 until December 2012...
August 30, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881839/decitabine-based-chemotherapy-followed-by-haploidentical-lymphocyte-infusion-improves-the-effectiveness-in-elderly-patients-with-acute-myeloid-leukemia
#8
Yu Jing, Xiangshu Jin, Lixin Wang, Liping Dou, Quanshun Wang, Yushi Yao, Shimei Lian, Jihao Zhou, Haiyan Zhu, Zilong Yao, Lijun Gao, Lili Wang, Yonghui Li, Xuefeng Bai, Meiyun Fang, Li Yu
In this study, we first initiated a multicenter, single-arm, phase-II clinical trial using decitabine (DAC) (20mg/m(2) for five days) based chemotherapy, followed by haploidentical lymphocyte infusion (HLI) that was applied as induction therapy for elderly patients with AML. Furthermore, the role of HLI infusion was explored in a mouse model. The clinical trial included 29 elderly patients (median age: 64, range 57-77) with AML. Sixteen cases achieved complete remission (CR) and 9 cases achieved partial remission (PR) after the first treatment cycle...
August 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872724/successful-treatment-of-bilateral-endogenous-fusarium-solani-endophthalmitis-in-a-patient-with-acute-lymphocytic-leukemia
#9
Ilaria Rizzello, Fausto Castagnetti, Pier Giorgio Toschi, Patrizia Bertaccini, Laura Primavera, Michela Paolucci, Luca Faccioli, Luca Spinardi, Russell E Lewis, Michele Cavo, Marta Stanzani
Fusarium spp. are an uncommon cause of fungemia in immunocompromised and neutropenic patients that may hematogenously disseminate to the eyes. Herein, we describe a patient with acute lymphoblastic leukemia and a prior history of extensive corticosteroid exposure who developed disseminated Fusarium solani infection following chemotherapy despite posaconazole prophylaxis. She was successfully treated with combination liposomal amphotericin B and voriconazole, intraocular injections of voriconazole, topical amphotericin B and bilateral vitrectomy...
September 5, 2017: Mycoses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871936/xanthoma-like-skin-changes-in-an-elderly-woman-with-a-normal-lipid-profile
#10
Piotr Nockowski, Zdzisław Woźniak, Adam Reich, Joanna Maj
Dear Editor, An 83-year-old woman developed yellow-brownish infiltrates, nodules, and tumors mimicking xanthomas, mostly involving the periorbital and chest area within three months (Figure 1). She had no abnormalities in serum cholesterol or triglycerides levels. A detailed laboratory analysis revealed the presence of mild monoclonal gammopathy with a presence of immunoglobulin G (IgG) kappa light chains; however, according to hematologist consultation, it did not require medical intervention. Imaging assessment and ultrasound examination did not show any specific involvement of internal organs...
July 2017: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868277/extramedullary-relapse-of-acute-myelogenous-leukemia-presenting-as-a-large-serous-retinal-detachment
#11
Wesley Green, P Kumar Rao, George J Harocopos
BACKGROUND/AIMS: To describe the rare presentation of a large, unilateral, serous retinal detachment as an extramedullary manifestation of acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) recurrence without bone marrow or central nervous system involvement after more than 1 year of follow-up. METHODS: Case report. RESULTS: A teenage patient with AML, previously treated with multiple courses of systemic chemotherapy, radiation, and bone marrow transplant, presented with acute vision loss...
July 2017: Ocular Oncology and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864289/phase-1-clinical-trial-of-adoptive-immunotherapy-using-off-the-shelf-activated-natural-killer-cells-in-patients-with-refractory-and-relapsed-acute-myeloid-leukemia
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Michael Boyiadzis, Mounzer Agha, Robert L Redner, Alison Sehgal, Annie Im, Jing-Zhou Hou, Rafic Farah, Kathleen A Dorritie, Anastasios Raptis, Seah H Lim, Hong Wang, Natalia Lapteva, Zhuyong Mei, Lisa H Butterfield, Cliona M Rooney, Theresa L Whiteside
BACKGROUND AIMS: Activated NK cells (aNK) generated by expansion of a human interleukin-2-dependent NK cell line (NK-92) were shown to mediate strong anti-leukemia activity. This phase 1 study evaluated feasibility, safety, and activity of aNK cells adoptively transferred to patients with refractory/relapsed acute myeloid leukemia (AML). In addition, effects of these aNK cells on the patient's immune system were evaluated. METHODS: Two cell-dose levels (1 × 10(9) cells/m(2) and 3 × 10(9) cells/m(2)) were used...
August 29, 2017: Cytotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862287/use-of-differential-scanning-calorimetry-and-immunoaffinity-chromatography-to-identify-disease-induced-changes-in-human-blood-plasma-proteome
#13
Sandi Brudar, Urh Černigoj, Helena Podgornik, Mojca Kržan, Iztok Prislan
Differential scanning calorimetry provides unique signatures of blood plasma samples. Plasma samples from diseased individuals yield specific thermograms, which differ from each other and from plasma samples of healthy individuals. Thermograms from individuals suffering from chronic lymphocytic leukemia, multiple myeloma and acute myeloid leukemia were measured with DSC. To obtain additional information about thermal behaviour of plasma proteins immunoaffinity chromatography was introduced. An immunoextraction of HSA using a chromatographic column with immobilized anti-HSA was carried out in order to enrich less abundant plasma proteins, which could provide a further insight into disease development...
September 2017: Acta Chimica Slovenica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860956/diagnosis-of-lymphoid-malignancy-by-pcr-for-analysis-of-antigen-receptor-rearrangement-after-blood-transfusion-in-a-dog-with-acute-lymphocytic-leukemia
#14
Suhee Kim, Hyunwoo Kim, Soo-Hyeon Lee, Ilhan Cho, Seongwoo Kang, Junwoo Bae, Woosun Kim, Soomin Ahn, Jihye Choi, Sang-Ki Kim, Yoonjung Do, Jae Gyu Yoo, Jinho Park, DoHyeon Yu
Acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) is uncommon lymphoid malignancy in dogs, and its diagnosis is challenging. A 14-year-old spayed female mixed breed dog was transferred to a veterinary medical teaching hospital for an immediate blood transfusion. The dog showed lethargy, pale mucous membranes, and a weak femoral pulse. Complete blood count revealed non-regenerative anemia and severe leukopenia with thrombocytopenia. ALL was tentatively diagnosed based on the predominance of immature lymphoblasts on blood film examination...
August 2017: Immune Network
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860210/safety-and-persistence-of-wt1-specific-t-cell-receptor-gene-transduced-lymphocytes-in-patients-with-aml-and-mds
#15
Isao Tawara, Shinichi Kageyama, Yoshihiro Miyahara, Hiroshi Fujiwara, Tetsuya Nishida, Yoshiki Akatsuka, Hiroaki Ikeda, Kazushi Tanimoto, Seitaro Terakura, Makoto Murata, Yoko Inaguma, Masahiro Masuya, Naoki Inoue, Tomohide Kidokoro, Sachiko Okamoto, Daisuke Tomura, Hideto Chono, Ikuei Nukaya, Junichi Mineno, Tomoki Naoe, Nobuhiko Emi, Masaki Yasukawa, Naoyuki Katayama, Hiroshi Shiku
WT1 is constantly expressed in leukemic cells of acute leukemia and myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS). A T-cell receptor (TCR) that specifically reacts with WT1 peptide in the context of HLA-A*24:02 has been identified. We conducted a first-in human trial of TCR-gene transduced T cell (TCR-T cell) transfer in patients with refractory acute myeloblastic leukemia (AML) and high-risk MDS to investigate the safety and cell kinetics of the T cells. The WT1-specific TCR-gene was transduced to T cells using a retroviral vector encoding siRNAs for endogenous TCR genes...
August 31, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856005/blastic-plasmacytoid-dendritic-cell-neoplasm-in-children-a-review-of-two-cases
#16
Wenjun Deng, Minghua Yang, Feimei Kuang, Yingting Liu, Hui Zhang, Lizhi Cao, Min Xie, Liangchun Yang
Blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasm (BPDCN) is a newly characterized, rare malignant tumor of the skin and hematopoietic system. BPDCN occurs mainly in the elderly, whereas it is rarer among children, and has variable clinical manifestations. Optimal chemotherapeutic regimens for the treatment of BPDCN have not yet been determined and this tumor has a poor prognosis. In this study, two pediatric cases of BPDCN, including a 7-year-old female and a 9-year-old male patient, diagnosed at the Xiangya Hospital of Central South University over the past 2 years, were retrospectively reviewed...
October 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852199/mutant-jak3-phosphoproteomic-profiling-predicts-synergism-between-jak3-inhibitors-and-mek-bcl2-inhibitors-for-the-treatment-of-t-cell-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
#17
S Degryse, C E de Bock, S Demeyer, I Govaerts, S Bornschein, D Verbeke, K Jacobs, S Binos, D A Skerrett-Byrne, H C Murray, N M Verrills, P Van Vlierberghe, J Cools, M D Dun
Mutations in the interleukin-7 receptor (IL7R) or the JAK3 kinase occur frequently in T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL) and both are able to drive cellular transformation and the development of T-ALL in mouse models. However, the signal transduction pathways downstream of JAK3 mutations remain poorly characterized. Here, we describe the phosphoproteome downstream of the JAK3(L857Q)/(M511I) activating mutations in transformed Ba/F3 lymphocyte cells. Signaling pathways regulated by JAK3 mutants were assessed following acute inhibition of JAK1/JAK3 using the JAK kinase inhibitors ruxolitinib or tofacitinib...
August 30, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851760/tumor-lysis-syndrome-in-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-with-novel-targeted-agents
#18
Bruce D Cheson, Sari Heitner Enschede, Elisa Cerri, Monali Desai, Jalaja Potluri, Nicole Lamanna, Constantine Tam
Tumor lysis syndrome (TLS) is an uncommon but potentially life-threatening complication associated with the treatment of some cancers. If left untreated, TLS may result in acute renal failure, cardiac dysrhythmia, neurologic complications, seizures, or death. Tumor lysis syndrome is most commonly observed in patients with hematologic malignancies with a high proliferation rate undergoing treatment with very effective therapies. In chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), historically, TLS has been observed less often, owing to a low proliferation rate and slow response to chemotherapy...
August 29, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28846072/mice-expressing-krasg12d-in-hematopoietic-multipotent-progenitor-cells-develop-neonatal-myeloid-leukemia
#19
Stefan P Tarnawsky, Rebecca J Chan, Mervin C Yoder
Juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia (JMML) is a pediatric myeloproliferative neoplasm that bears distinct characteristics associated with abnormal fetal development. JMML has been extensively modeled in mice expressing the oncogenic KrasG12D mutation. However, these models have struggled to recapitulate the defining features of JMML due to in utero lethality, nonhematopoietic expression, and the pervasive emergence of T cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Here, we have developed a model of JMML using mice that express KrasG12D in multipotent progenitor cells (Flt3Cre+ KrasG12D mice)...
August 28, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843422/redirecting-t-cells-with-chimeric-antigen-receptor-car-for-the-treatment-of-childhood-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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Andrea Biondi, Chiara F Magnani, Sarah Tettamanti, Giuseppe Gaipa, Ettore Biagi
Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is the most common cancer in children. Nowadays the survival rate is around 85%. Nevertheless, an urgent clinical need is still represented by primary refractory and relapsed patients who do not significantly benefit from standard approaches, including chemo-radiotherapy and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). For this reason, immunotherapy has so far represented a challenging novel treatment opportunity, including, as the most validated therapeutic options, cancer vaccines, donor-lymphocyte infusions and tumor-specific immune effector cells...
August 23, 2017: Journal of Autoimmunity
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