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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645310/pth-monitoring-after-total-parathyroidectomy-with-forearm-auto-transplantation-potential-for-spuriously-high-levels-from-grafted-forearm
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Diana Khalil, Paul D Kerr
BACKGROUND: We have identified a cause of falsely elevated parathyroid hormone (PTH) levels after total parathyroidectomy with forearm auto-transplantation (TPT-ATx). Our cases highlight the need to draw PTH samples remotely, away from forearm graft sites, to ensure accurate levels. CASE PRESENTATIONS: We report on four patients who were referred to our surgical team at an academic tertiary care center for what was perceived to be recurrent hyperparathyroidism 2-5 years following total parathyroidectomy with auto-transplantation...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632809/acquired-epidermodysplasia-verruciformis-occurring-in-a-renal-transplant-recipient
#2
Jill K Henley, Eric W Hossler
Acquired epidermodysplasia verruciformis (EDV) is a rare condition occurring in patients with depressed cellular immunity, particularly individuals with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Acquired EDV is less commonly reported in recipients of stem cell or solid organ transplantation. This condition typically manifests within 5 years of initial immunosuppression and can present as multiple hypopigmented to red, tinea versicolor-like macules or as multiple verrucous, flat-topped papules distributed over the trunk, arms, and legs...
May 2017: Cutis; Cutaneous Medicine for the Practitioner
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628918/bifidobacterium-rich-fecal-donor-may-be-a-positive-predictor-for-successful-fecal-microbiota-transplantation-in-patients-with-irritable-bowel-syndrome
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Shinta Mizuno, Tatsuhiro Masaoka, Makoto Naganuma, Taishiro Kishimoto, Momoko Kitazawa, Shunya Kurokawa, Moeko Nakashima, Kozue Takeshita, Wataru Suda, Masaru Mimura, Masahira Hattori, Takanori Kanai
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Dysbiosis is associated with various systemic disorders including irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) might restore intestinal microbial balance. The study aimed to determine the safety and efficacy of FMT in IBS patients, as well as also positive predictors for FMT. METHODS: This was a single-arm, open-label study. Eligible patients were diagnosed based on Rome III Diagnostic Criteria. Fecal materials were administered to the patient via colonoscopy...
June 21, 2017: Digestion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620566/leukemia-cutis-associated-with-secondary-plasma-cell-leukemia
#4
Nicole C DeMartinis, Megan M Brown, Brian R Hinds, Philip R Cohen
Plasma cell leukemia is an uncommon, aggressive variant of leukemia that may occur de novo or in association with multiple myeloma. Leukemia cutis is the cutaneous manifestation of leukemia, and indicates an infiltration of the skin by malignant leukocytes or their precursors. Plasma cell leukemia cutis is a rare clinical presentation of leukemia. We present a man who developed plasma cell leukemia cutis in association with multiple myeloma. Cutaneous nodules developed on his arms and legs 50 days following an autologous stem cell transplant...
May 9, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606176/rituximab-containing-reduced-intensity-conditioning-improves-progression-free-survival-following-allogeneic-transplantation-in-b-cell-non-hodgkin-lymphoma
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Narendranath Epperla, Kwang Woo Ahn, Sairah Ahmed, Madan Jagasia, Alyssa DiGilio, Steven M Devine, Samantha Jaglowski, Vanessa Kennedy, Andrew R Rezvani, Sonali M Smith, Anna Sureda, Timothy S Fenske, Mohamed A Kharfan-Dabaja, Phillipe Armand, Mehdi Hamadani
BACKGROUND: In B cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma (B-NHL), rituximab-containing reduced-intensity conditioning regimens (R-RIC) have been shown to provide favorable outcomes in single-arm studies; however, large multicenter studies comparing R-RIC and non-rituximab-containing reduced-intensity conditioning regimens (nonR-RIC) have not been performed. Using the CIBMTR database, we report the outcomes of R-RIC versus nonR-RIC regimens in B-NHL. METHODS: We evaluated 1401 adult B-NHL patients undergoing allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (allo-HCT) who received nonR-RIC (n = 1022) or R-RIC (n = 379) regimens...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605781/everolimus-with-cyclosporine-withdrawal-or-low-exposure-cyclosporine-in-kidney-transplantation-from-month-3-a-multicentre-randomized-trial
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Klemens Budde, Martin Zeier, Oliver Witzke, Wolfgang Arns, Frank Lehner, Markus Guba, Johannes Jacobi, Volker Kliem, Petra Reinke, Ingeborg A Hauser, Bruno Vogt, Rolf Stahl, Thomas Rath, Michael Duerr, Eva-Maria Paulus, Christoph May, Martina Porstner, Claudia Sommerer
Background.: Randomized trials have shown that early adoption of everolimus-based immunosuppressive regimens without a calcineurin inhibitor (CNI) improves long-term kidney graft function, but the optimal strategy for CNI minimization remains uncertain. Methods.: In a prospective, randomized, multicentre, 12-month trial, 499 de novo kidney transplant patients were randomized at Month 3 to (i) remain on standard CNI (cyclosporine) therapy with mycophenolic acid, (ii) convert to everolimus with mycophenolic acid or (iii) start everolimus with reduced CNI and no mycophenolic acid (clinical trials registry: ClinicalTrials...
June 1, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605616/managing-patients-with-tp53-deficient-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
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Jennifer Edelmann, John G Gribben
Patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) having a chromosomal loss on the short arm of chromosome 17 including the TP53 gene locus (17p deletion) and/or having mutations in TP53 have a short overall survival and, until recently, limited treatment options. The recent introduction of two novel substance classes, B-cell receptor inhibitors and BH3 mimetics, into CLL treatment has provided enormous clinical progress in this previously difficult-to-treat patient subgroup characterized by high risk for treatment failure with standard chemoimmunotherapy and rapid disease progression...
June 2017: Journal of Oncology Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586116/fecal-microbiota-transplant-from-a-rational-stool-donor-improves-hepatic-encephalopathy-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Jasmohan S Bajaj, Zain Kassam, Andrew Fagan, Edith A Gavis, Eric Liu, I Jane Cox, Raffi Kheradman, Douglas Heuman, Jessica Wang, Thomas Gurry, Roger Williams, Masoumeh Sikaroodi, Michael Fuchs, Eric Alm, Binu John, Leroy R Thacker, Antonio Riva, Mark Smith, Simon D Taylor-Robinson, Patrick M Gillevet
Recurrent hepatic encephalopathy (HE) is a leading cause of readmission despite standard of care (SOC) associated with microbial dysbiosis. Fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) may improve dysbiosis; however, it has not been studied in HE. We aimed to define whether FMT using a rationally-derived stool donor is safe in recurrent HE compared to SOC alone. An open-label, randomized clinical trial with a 5 month follow-up in outpatient cirrhotic men with recurrent HE on SOC was conducted with 1:1 randomization...
June 6, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559537/high-dose-chemotherapy-with-autologous-haematopoietic-stem-cell-support-for-relapsed-or-refractory-primary-cns-lymphoma-a-prospective-multicentre-trial-by-the-german-cooperative-pcnsl-study-group
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B Kasenda, G Ihorst, R Schroers, A Korfel, I Schmidt-Wolf, G Egerer, L von Baumgarten, A Röth, J Bloehdorn, R Möhle, M Binder, U Keller, M Lamprecht, M Pfreundschuh, E Valk, H Fricker, E Schorb, K Fritsch, J Finke, G Illerhaus
To investigate safety and efficacy of high-dose chemotherapy followed by autologous stem cell transplantation (HCT-ASCT) in relapsed/refractory (r/r) primary CNS lymphoma (PCNSL). We conducted a single-arm multicentre study for immunocompetent patients (<66 years) with PCNSL failing high-dose methotrexate (HD-MTX) based chemotherapy. Induction consisted of 2 courses of rituximab (375 mg/m(2)), high-dose cytarabine (2 × 3 g/m(2)) and thiotepa (40 mg/m(2)) with collection of stem cells in between. Conditioning for HCT-ASCT consisted of rituximab 375 mg/m(2), carmustine 400 mg/m(2) and thiotepa (4 × 5 mg/kg)...
May 31, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551934/-parathyroid-autotransplantation-in-adults-and-children
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REVIEW
Michael M Krausz, Itamar Ashkenazi, Ricardo Alfici
The indications and methods of parathyroid autotransplantation in children and adults are reviewed, with special emphasis on the methods of immediate transplantation and delayed autotransplantation after cryopreservation. Parathyroid autotransplantation is performed during surgery when all four parathyroid glands have been intentionally resected in parathyroid hyperplasia, or when all four glands were inadvertently damaged during total thyroidectomy, or recurrent neck surgery. When parathyroid damage is suspected during thyroid or extensive neck surgery, cryopreservation of a parathyroid gland is performed...
March 2017: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535817/safety-and-tolerability-of-autologous-bone-marrow-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-in-adpkd-patients
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Atieh Makhlough, Soroosh Shekarchian, Reza Moghadasali, Behzad Einollahi, Seyedeh Esmat Hosseini, Neda Jaroughi, Tina Bolurieh, Hossein Baharvand, Nasser Aghdami
BACKGROUND: Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) is a genetic ciliopathy disease characterized by progressive formation and enlargement of cysts in multiple organs. The kidneys are particularly affected and patients may eventually develop end-stage renal disease (ESRD). We hypothesize that bone marrow mesenchymal stromal cells (BMMSCs) are renotropic and may improve kidney function via anti-apoptotic, anti-fibrotic, and anti-inflammatory effects. In this study, we aim to assess the safety and tolerability of a BMMSC infusion in ADPKD patients...
May 23, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533058/music-therapy-for-symptom-management-after-autologous-stem-cell-transplantation-results-from-a-randomized-study
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Debbie Bates, Brian Bolwell, Navneet S Majhail, Lisa Rybicki, Melissa Yurch, Donna Abounader, Joseph Kohuth, Shannon Jarancik, Heather Koniarczyk, Linda McLellan, Jane Dabney, Christine Lawrence, Lisa Gallagher, Matt Kalaycio, Ronald Sobecks, Robert Dean, Brian Hill, Brad Pohlman, Betty K Hamilton, Aaron T Gerds, Deepa Jagadeesh, Hien D Liu
High-dose chemotherapy followed by autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT) is frequently performed in patients with hematologic malignancies. ASCT can result in significant nausea, pain, and discomfort. Supportive care has improved, and pharmacologic therapies are frequently used, but with limitations. Music has been demonstrated to improve nausea and pain in patients undergoing chemotherapy, but little data are available regarding the effects of music therapy in the transplantation setting. In a prospective study, patients with lymphoma or multiple myeloma undergoing ASCT were randomized to receive either interactive music therapy with a board-certified music therapist or no music therapy...
May 19, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28517112/patterns-and-correlates-of-adherence-to-self-monitoring-in-lung-transplant-recipients-during-the-first-12-months-after-discharge-from-transplant
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Lu Hu, Annette DeVito Dabbs, Mary Amanda Dew, Susan M Sereika, Jennifer H Lingler
Self-monitoring of lung function, vital signs, and symptoms is crucial for lung transplant recipients (LTRs) to ensure early detection of complications and prompt intervention. This study sought to identify patterns and correlates of adherence to self-monitoring among LTRs over the first 12-months post-discharge from transplant. This study analyzed existing data from the usual care arm participants of a randomized clinical trial who tracked self-monitoring activities using paper-and-pencil logs. Adherence was calculated as the percent of days LTRs recorded any self-monitoring data per interval: hospital discharge-2 months, 3-6 months, and 7-12 months...
May 18, 2017: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511545/fosfomycin-tromethamine-for-the-treatment-of-cystitis-in-abdominal-solid-organ-transplant-recipients-with-renal-dysfunction
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Luiza Kerstenetzky, Margaret R Jorgenson, Jillian L Descourouez, Glen Leverson, Warren E Rose, Robert R Redfield, Jeannina A Smith
BACKGROUND: Urinary tract infection (UTI) after abdominal solid organ transplantation (SOT) is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Fosfomycin tromethamine (FOS), a uroselective antibiotic, is FDA approved for uncomplicated UTIs in women and is used off-label for complicated UTIs and prostatitis in men. Literature supporting the use of FOS in the SOT population is limited, and efficacy is questioned in the setting of renal dysfunction. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the success of FOS for the treatment of cystitis in SOT patients with renal dysfunction...
May 1, 2017: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506905/eight-millimeter-covered-tips-does-not-compromise-shunt-function-but-reduces-hepatic-encephalopathy-in-preventing-variceal-rebleeding
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Qiuhe Wang, Yong Lv, Ming Bai, Zhengyu Wang, Haibo Liu, Chuangye He, Jing Niu, Wengang Guo, Bohan Luo, Zhanxin Yin, Wei Bai, Hui Chen, Enxin Wang, Dongdong Xia, Xiaomei Li, Jie Yuan, Na Han, Hongwei Cai, Tao Li, Huahong Xie, Jielai Xia, Jianhong Wang, Hongbo Zhang, Kaichun Wu, Daiming Fan, Guohong Han
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Currently, there are no recommendations in guidelines concerning the preferred diameter of stents for transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) owing to the lack of adequate evidence. We therefore evaluated that compared with 10-mm stents, whether 8-mm stents would achieve similar shunt function with less hepatic encephalopathy (HE) and better liver function. METHODS: Cirrhotic patients were randomly assigned to receive TIPS with an 8-mm or 10-mm covered stent to prevent variceal rebleeding...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504892/palliative-care-interventions-before-left-ventricular-assist-device-implantation-in-both-bridge-to-transplant-and-destination-therapy
#16
Shunichi Nakagawa, Melana Yuzefpolskaya, Paolo C Colombo, Yoshifumi Naka, Craig D Blinderman
BACKGROUND: The optimal level of palliative care (PC) involvement in left ventricular assist device (LVAD) therapy has yet to be determined. OBJECTIVE: Describe the feasibility of PC intervention to elucidate patients' goals and values in LVAD therapy in both destination therapy (DT) and bridge to transplant (BTT). DESIGN: Single center, prospective, single-arm study. SETTING/SUBJECTS: All patients who received mandatory PC consultation, using a semistructured script, before LVAD implantation (PreVAD evaluation)...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485360/monotherapy-versus-combination-therapy-against-carbapenem-resistant-gram-negative-bacteria-a-retrospective-observational-study
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A Ghafur, V Devarajan, T Raja, J Easow, M A Raja, S Sreenivas, B Ramakrishnan, S G Raman, D Devaprasad, B Venkatachalam, R Nimmagadda
BACKGROUND: Colistin-based combination therapy (CCT) is extensively used to treat infections due to carbapenem-resistant Gram-negative bacteria (CRGNB). There are no data available from India on the usefulness of combination therapy, especially in the oncology setup. The aim of this study was to analyze the clinical effectiveness of CCT over monotherapy in patients with CRGNB. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a retrospective, observational study of patients with CRGNB bloodstream infections in our oncology and bone marrow transplant center...
October 2016: Indian Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485023/a-randomized-phase-ii-study-of-standard-dose-versus-high-dose-rituximab-with-beam-in-autologous-stem-cell-transplantation-for-relapsed-aggressive-b-cell-non-hodgkin-lymphomas-long-term-results
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Samer A Srour, Shaoying Li, Uday R Popat, Muzaffar H Qazilbash, Sara Lozano-Cerrada, Farzeneh Maadani, Amin Alousi, Partow Kebriaei, Paolo Anderlini, Yago Nieto, Roy Jones, Elizabeth Shpall, Richard E Champlin, Chitra Hosing
High-dose rituximab (HD-R) combined with carmustine, cytarabine, etoposide and melphalan (BEAM) and autologous stem cell transplant (ASCT) was effective and tolerable in a single-arm prospective study of relapsed aggressive B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma (R-NHL). We performed a randomized phase 2 study comparing HD-R versus standard-dose rituximab (SD-R) in R-NHL. Ninety-three patients were randomized to HD-R (1000 mg/m(2) ) (n = 42) or SD-R (375 mg/m(2) ) (n = 51) administered on post-transplant days +1 and +8, using a Bayesian adaptive algorithm...
May 9, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483983/efficacy-of-interventions-for-adherence-to-the-immunosuppressive-therapy-in-kidney-transplant-recipients-a-meta-analysis-and-systematic-review
#19
Yichen Zhu, Yifan Zhou, Lei Zhang, Jian Zhang, Jun Lin
Immunosuppressive treatment regimens are complex and require ongoing self-management. Medication adherence can be difficult to achieve for several reasons. The current meta-analysis and systematic review investigated whether adherence interventions improved immunosuppressive treatment adherence in kidney transplant recipients. Medline, Cochrane, EMBASE, and Google Scholar were searched until October 17, 2016 using the following search terms: kidney transplantation, compliance, adherence, and immunosuppressive therapy...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Investigative Medicine: the Official Publication of the American Federation for Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466536/a-retrospective-analysis-of-3954-patients-in-phase-2-3-trials-of-bortezomib-for-the-treatment-of-multiple-myeloma-towards-providing-a-benchmark-for-the-cardiac-safety-profile-of-proteasome-inhibition-in-multiple-myeloma
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Jacob P Laubach, Javid J Moslehi, Sanjeev A Francis, Jesús F San Miguel, Pieter Sonneveld, Robert Z Orlowski, Philippe Moreau, Laura Rosiñol, Edward A Faber, Peter Voorhees, Maria-Victoria Mateos, Loreta Marquez, Huaibao Feng, Avinash Desai, Helgi van de Velde, Jennifer Elliott, Hongliang Shi, Edward Dow, Nishith Jobanputra, Dixie-Lee Esseltine, Liviu Niculescu, Kenneth C Anderson, Sagar Lonial, Paul G Richardson
This retrospective analysis aimed to establish the overall cardiac safety profile of bortezomib using patient-level data from one phase 2 and seven phase 3 studies in previously untreated and relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma (MM). Seven clinically relevant primary [congestive heart failure (CHF), arrhythmias, ischaemic heart disease (IHD), cardiac death] and secondary (hypertension, dyspnoea, oedema) cardiac endpoints were defined based on MedDRA v16.0 preferred terms. 2509 bortezomib-treated patients and 1445 patients in non-bortezomib-based control arms were included...
May 3, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
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