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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821470/design-of-the-drepagreffe-trial-a-prospective-controlled-multicenter-study-evaluating-the-benefit-of-genoidentical-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-over-chronic-transfusion-in-sickle-cell-anemia-children-detected-to-be-at-risk-of-stroke-by-transcranial
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Sylvie Chevret, Suzanne Verlhac, Elisabeth Ducros-Miralles, Jean-Hugues Dalle, Regis Peffault de Latour, Mariane de Montalembert, Malika Benkerrou, Corinne Pondarré, Isabelle Thuret, Corinne Guitton, Emmanuelle Lesprit, Maryse Etienne-Julan, Gisèle Elana, Jean-Pierre Vannier, Patrick Lutz, Bénédicte Neven, Claire Galambrun, Catherine Paillard, Camille Runel, Charlotte Jubert, Cécile Arnaud, Annie Kamdem, Valentine Brousse, Florence Missud, Marie Petras, Lydia Doumdo-Divialle, Claire Berger, Françoise Fréard, Olivier Taieb, Elise Drain, Monique Elmaleh, Manuela Vasile, Yacine Khelif, Myriam Bernaudin, Philippe Chadebech, France Pirenne, Gérard Socié, Françoise Bernaudin
BACKGROUND: Children with sickle cell anemia (SCA) have an 11% risk of stroke by the age of 18. Chronic transfusion applied in patients detected to be at risk by transcranial Doppler allows a significant reduction of stroke risk. However, chronic transfusion exposes to several adverse events, including alloimmunization and iron overload, and is not curative. Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation allows termination of the transfusion program, but its benefit has not been demonstrated...
August 15, 2017: Contemporary Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817434/everolimus-is-associated-with-less-weight-gain-than-tacrolimus-2-years-following-liver-transplantation-results-of-a-randomized-multicenter-study
#2
Michael Charlton, Mary Rinella, Dharmesh Patel, Kevin McCague, Julie Heimbach, Kymberly Watt
BACKGROUND: Weight gain early after transplant is a risk factor for posttransplant metabolic syndrome (PTMS), cardiovascular events, and renal insufficiency. The impact of mTOR inhibition on posttransplant weight gain and the development of PTMS components postliver transplantation were examined in a randomized, controlled study. METHODS: Following a run-in period, patients (N = 719) were randomized at 30±5 days posttransplant in a 1:1:1 ratio to 3 treatment groups: (i) everolimus (EVR) + reduced tacrolimus (TAC)(n=245); (ii) TAC control (n=243) or (iii) TAC elimination (n=231)...
August 15, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816969/immediate-breast-reconstruction-with-omental-flap-for-luminal-breast-cancer-patients-ten-clinical-case-reports
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Nanlin Li, Zhao Zheng, Jipeng Li, Jing Fan, Ting Wang, Juliang Zhang, Hui Wang, Jianghao Chen, Yonggang Lv, Jun Yi, Meiling Huang, Rui Ling
RATIONALE: Luminal subtype breast cancer, accounting for 70 to 80% of all breast cancers, has been reported to be associated with good prognosis. However, for the patients with large mass or worse mass position, omental flap transplantation may provide a new option for breast reconstruction. PATIENT CONCERNS: Ten patients (6 luminal B1, 2 luminal B2, 2 luminal A), were enrolled into the study, between January 23, 2015 and August 22, 2016. The mean age was 34.6 ± 6...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797783/results-of-prospective-randomized-open-label-non-inferiority-study-of-tbo-filgrastim-granix-%C3%A2-versus-filgrastim-neupogen-%C3%A2-in-combination-with-plerixafor-for-autologous-stem-cell-mobilization-in-patients-with-multiple-myeloma-or-non-hodgkin-lymphoma
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Pavan Kumar Bhamidipati, Mark A Fiala, Brenda J Grossman, John F DiPersio, Keith Stokerl-Goldstein, Feng Gao, Geoffrey L Uy, Peter Westervelt, Mark A Schroeder, Amanda F Cashen, Camille N Abboud, Ravi Vij
Autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (Auto- HSCT) improves survival in multiple myeloma (MM) and Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). Traditionally, filgrastim (Neupogen® - recombinant G-CSF) has been used in as a single agent or in combination with plerixafor for stem cell mobilization for auto-HSCT. In Europe, recombinant G-CSF biosimilar (Tevagrastim®) is approved for various indications similar to reference filgrastim, including stem cell mobilization for auto-HSCT; However, tbo- Filgrastim (Granix®) is registered under original biologic application and is not approved for stem cell mobilization in the USA...
August 7, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795982/treatment-of-patients-with-hepatitis-c-virus-infection-genotype-4-with-ledipasvir-sofosbuvir-in-the-liver-transplant-setting
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Faisal Abaalkhail, Hussein Elsiesy, Hany Elbeshbeshy, Mohamed Shawkat, Sarra Yousif, Waheed Ullah, Saleh Alabbad, Ahmed Al-Jedai, Aziza Ajlan, Dieter Broering, Sammy Saab, Mohammed Al Sebayel, Waleed Al-Hamoudi
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis C virus infection is a major cause of liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma and the leading indication for liver transplantation. In the Middle East, genotype 4 HCV infection is the most common genotype. However, limited data exists on the treatment of genotype-4 in the liver transplant setting. We evaluated the safety and efficacy of ledipasvir-sofosbuvir (LDV/SOF) in treating HCV genotype-4 infected patients with cirrhosis or postliver transplantation. METHODS: This prospective, single-arm, observational study includes cohort of patients with cirrhosis before liver transplantation (Cohort A) and a cohort of postliver transplantation patients (Cohort B)...
August 9, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771663/safety-and-efficacy-of-nelarabine-in-children-and-young-adults-with-relapsed-or-refractory-t-lineage-acute-lymphoblastic-leukaemia-or-t-lineage-lymphoblastic-lymphoma-results-of-a-phase-4-study
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Christian Michel Zwaan, Jerzy Kowalczyk, Claudine Schmitt, Bella Bielorai, Mark W Russo, Mary Woessner, Sulabha Ranganathan, Guy Leverger
Nelarabine is an antineoplastic agent approved for the treatment of relapsed/refractory T-lineage acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (T-ALL) or T-lineage acute lymphoblastic lymphoma (T-LBL). The purpose of this phase 4, multicentre, single-arm, observational, open-label trial was to provide additional data on the safety and efficacy of nelarabine under licensed conditions of use in children and young adults ≤21 years of age. Patients (N = 28) had a mean ± standard deviation age of 11·5 ± 4·6 years; 71% were male and 61% had a diagnosis of T-ALL...
August 2, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762681/-novel-antiviral-agents-for-the-treatment-of-hcv-among-renal-transplant-recipients
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REVIEW
Fabrizio Fabrizi, Francesca M Donato, Piergiorgio Messa
The frequency of hepatitis C virus infection remains high in renal transplant recipients and plays a detrimental role on survival in this population. According to the latest evidence, the adjusted relative risk of mortality and graft loss for anti-HCV seropositive versus anti-HCV negative renal transplant recipients was 1.85 with a 95% confidence interval (CI) of 1.49 ; 2.31 (P < 0.0001) and 1.76 (95% CI, 1.46 ; 2.11) (P < 0.0001), respectively. Interferon-based regimens have been recommended for the treatment of hepatitis C after renal transplantation only in selected circumstances because of an increased risk of acute rejection due to the immuno-stimulatory properties of interferon...
August 1, 2017: Giornale Italiano di Nefrologia: Organo Ufficiale Della Società Italiana di Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761118/bortezomib-before-and-after-high-dose-therapy-in-myeloma-long-term-results-from-the-phase-iii-hovon-65-gmmg-hd4-trial
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H Goldschmidt, H M Lokhorst, E K Mai, B van der Holt, I W Blau, S Zweegman, K C Weisel, E Vellenga, M Pfreundschuh, M J Kersten, C Scheid, S Croockewit, R Raymakers, D Hose, A Potamianou, A Jauch, J Hillengass, M Stevens-Kroef, M S Raab, A Broijl, H W Lindemann, G M J Bos, P Brossart, M van Marwijk Kooy, P Ypma, U Duehrsen, R M Schaafsma, U Bertsch, T Hielscher, Le Jarari, H J Salwender, P Sonneveld
The Dutch-Belgian Cooperative Trial Group for Hematology Oncology Group-65/German-speaking Myeloma Multicenter Group-HD4 (HOVON-65/GMMG-HD4) phase III trial compared bortezomib (BTZ) before and after high-dose melphalan and autologous stem cell transplantation (HDM, PAD arm) compared with classical cytotoxic agents prior and thalidomide after HDM (VAD arm) in multiple myeloma (MM) patients aged 18-65 years. Here, the long-term follow-up and data on second primary malignancies (SPM) are presented. After a median follow-up of 96 months, progression-free survival (censored at allogeneic transplantation, PFS) remained significantly prolonged in the PAD versus VAD arm (hazard ratio (HR)=0...
July 4, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760294/management-of-patients-with-histologic-transformation
#9
REVIEW
Nishitha M Reddy
The incidence of histological transformation is up to 30% over a period of 10 years. This risk persists even beyond the initial decade of diagnosis of an indent lymphoma. In this era of emerging novel therapies, one could hope for an improved survival. There are currently no randomized trials guiding therapy for transformed lymphoma. Treatment recommendations are based on observational studies or non-randomized single arm clinical trials. To that extent, although routinely recommended and performed at transplant centers, voluminous evidence to suggest the timing or type (autologous or allogeneic) of transplant is lacking...
July 2017: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756183/vitamin-k2-supplementation-and-arterial-stiffness-among-renal-transplant-recipients-a-single-arm-single-center-clinical-trial
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Anthony G Mansour, Essa Hariri, Yazan Daaboul, Serge Korjian, Andrew El Alam, Athanase D Protogerou, Hala Kilany, Albert Karam, Antoine Stephan, Sola Aoun Bahous
Subclinical vitamin K deficiency is prevalent among renal transplant recipients and is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. However, the association between vitamin K supplementation and improvement of arterial stiffness has not been explored in the renal transplant population. The KING trial (vitamin K2 In reNal Graft) is a single-arm study that evaluated the association between the change in vitamin K status and indices of arterial stiffness following 8 weeks of menaquinone-7 (vitamin K2) supplementation (360 μg once daily) among renal transplant recipients (n = 60)...
July 13, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Hypertension: JASH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734534/elbow-vascularized-composite-allotransplantation-surgical-anatomy-and-technique
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Zvi Steinberger, Heng Xu, Nikolas H Kazmers, Stephanie Thibaudeau, Russel G Huffman, L Scott Levin
BACKGROUND: Elbow reconstruction with vascularized composite allotransplantation (VCA) may hold promise in treating end-stage arthritis as no current treatment is both functional and durable. We describe the vascular and gross anatomy of the elbow in the context of VCA procurement and propose a step-by-step surgical technique for human elbow VCA. METHODS: We injected latex in the arterial tree of 16 fresh adult cadaveric upper extremities. We identified and measured arteries and nerves and their branch points relative to the medial epicondyle...
August 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719070/sirtuin-1-attenuates-inflammation-and-hepatocellular-damage-in-liver-transplant-ischemia-reperfusion-from-mouse-to-human
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Kojiro Nakamura, Shoichi Kageyama, Bibo Ke, Takehiro Fujii, Rebecca A Sosa, Elaine F Reed, Nakul Datta, Ali Zarrinpar, Ronald W Busuttil, Jerzy W Kupiec-Weglinski
Hepatic ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI), an inevitable antigen-independent inflammation response in cadaveric liver transplantation, correlates with poor early graft function, rejection episodes, and contributes to donor organ shortage. Sirtuin 1 (SIRT1) is a histone deacetylase which may regulate inflammatory cell activity and manage liver function in IRI, though its functional role and clinical relevance remains to be elucidated. We investigated the efficacy of SIRT1 activation in murine liver IRI model and verified the concept of putative SIRT1-mediated hepatoprotection in clinical liver transplantation...
July 18, 2017: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717867/totally-laparoscopic-living-donor-left-hepatectomy-for-liver-transplantation-in-a-child
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Helayel Almodhaiberi, Seok-Hwan Kim, Ki-Hun Kim
BACKGROUND: Minimally invasive surgery has been validated to be a new standard in living donor hepatectomy for adult-to-pediatric transplantation with less morbidity [1]. Laparoscopic donor hepatectomy can reduce the major concerns about pain and morbidity associated with open surgery and a slow return to daily activities of donors [2]. Herein, we present one case of totally laparoscopic living donor left hepatectomy including the middle hepatic vein (MHV). DONOR AND METHOD: A 37-year-old mother volunteered to donate to her 3-year-old son with biliary atresia (PELD score 7)...
July 17, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714558/everolimus-and-reduced-calcineurin-inhibitor-therapy-in-pediatric-liver-transplant-recipients-results-from-a-multicenter-prospective-study
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Rainer Ganschow, Bo-Goran Ericzon, Anil Dhawan, Khalid Sharif, El-Djouher Martzloff, Barbara Rauer, Jennifer Ng, Patricia Lopez
In a 24-month, multicenter, single-arm, prospective study, 56 pediatric liver transplant patients with or without basiliximab induction were converted at 1-6 months post-transplant from standard calcineurin inhibitor (CN) therapy (± mycophenolic acid), to everolimus with reduced exposure to CNI (tacrolimus n=50, cyclosporine n=6). Steroid therapy was optional. Recruitment was stopped prematurely due to high rates of PTLD, treatment-related serious infections leading to hospitalization and premature study drug discontinuation...
July 17, 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701367/a-fdg-pet-driven-consolidation-strategy-in-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-final-results-of-a-randomized-phase-ii-study
#15
Rene-Olivier Casasnovas, Loic Ysebaert, Catherine Thieblemont, Emmanuel Bachy, Pierre Feugier, Alain Delmer, Sabine Tricot, Jean Gabarre, Marc Andre, Christophe Fruchart, Nicolas Mounier, Richard Delarue, Michel Meignan, Alina Berriolo-Riedinger, Stephane Bardet, Jean-Francois Emile, Jean-Philippe Jais, Corinne Haioun, Herve Tilly, Franck Morschhauser
Dose-dense induction and upfront consolidation with autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT) remain controversial issues when treating high-risk diffuse large B cell lymphoma patients. GELA designed a randomized phase II trial evaluating the efficacy of either R-ACVBP or R-CHOP14 induction and a PET-driven ASCT or standard immunochemotherapy (SIC) consolidation in aaIPI2-3 patients. PET was done at baseline, after 2 (PET2) and 4 induction cycles (PET4) and centrally assessed using international harmonization project (IHP) criteria...
July 12, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687348/design-and-approach-of-the-living-organ-video-educated-donors-loved-program-to-promote-living-kidney-donation-in-african-americans
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John C Sieverdes, Matthew Price, Kenneth J Ruggiero, Prabhakar K Baliga, Kenneth D Chavin, Brenda Brunner-Jackson, Sachin Patel, Frank A Treiber
PURPOSE: To describe the rationale, methodology, design, and interventional approach of a mobile health education program designed for African Americans with end stage renal disease (ESRD) to increase knowledge and self-efficacy to approach others about their need for a living donor kidney transplant (LDKT). METHODS: The Living Organ Video Educated Donors (LOVED) program is a theory-guided iterative designed, mixed methods study incorporating three phases: 1) a formative evaluation using focus groups to develop program content and approach; 2) a 2-month proof of concept trial (n=27) to primarily investigate acceptability, tolerability and investigate increases of LDKT knowledge and self-efficacy; and 3) a 6-month, 2-arm, 60-person feasibility randomized control trial (RCT) to primarily investigate increases in LDKT knowledge and self-efficacy, and secondarily, to increase the number of living donor inquiries, medical evaluations, and LDKTs...
July 5, 2017: Contemporary Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681435/impact-of-lenalidomide-based-induction-therapy-on-the-mobilization-of-cd34-cells-blood-graft-cellular-composition-and-post-transplant-recovery-in-myeloma-patients-a-prospective-multicenter-study
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Anu Partanen, Jaakko Valtola, Raija Silvennoinen, Antti Ropponen, Timo Siitonen, Mervi Putkonen, Marja Sankelo, Jukka Pelkonen, Pentti Mäntymaa, Ville Varmavuo, Esa Jantunen
BACKGROUND: Lenalidomide is an immunomodulatory drug that is also currently used in transplant-eligible patients with multiple myeloma. Previous studies have suggested a negative impact of lenalidomide on the mobilization of CD34(+) cells. No data are available regarding the more detailed composition of blood grafts after lenalidomide. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: In a multicenter, prospective study, we analyzed the mobilization of CD34(+) cells, graft cellular composition, and post-transplant hematologic recovery in 26 patients with multiple myeloma after lenalidomide-based induction and in 34 lenalidomide-naive controls with multiple myeloma...
July 5, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675459/stimulation-of-adrenergic-activity-by-desipramine-enhances-hematopoietic-stem-and-progenitor-cell-mobilization-along-with-g-csf-in-multiple-myeloma-a-pilot-study
#18
Aditi Shastri, Anjali Budhathoki, Stefan K Barta, Noah Kornblum, Olga Derman, Ramakrishna Battini, Radha Raghupathy, Amit K Verma, Paul S Frenette, Ira Braunschweig, Murali Janakiram
Hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) release is positively regulated by the sympathetic nervous system through the β3 adrenergic receptor. Preclinical studies have demonstrated that the combination of desipramine and G-CSF resulted in improved HSC mobilization. Here, we present the results of an open-label single-arm pilot study in patients with multiple myeloma undergoing autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT) to assess the safety and efficacy of desipramine combined with G-SCF to induce HSC mobilization. The primary endpoint was safety of the combination including engraftment kinetics...
July 4, 2017: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671601/effects-of-an-inhibitor-of-monocyte-recruitment-on-recovery-from-traumatic-brain-injury-in-mice-treated-with-granulocyte-colony-stimulating-factor
#19
Shijie Song, Xiaoyuan Kong, Sandra Acosta, Vasyl Sava, Cesar V Borlongan, Juan Sanchez-Ramos
Administration of the hematopoietic growth factor granulocyte-colony stimulating Factor (G-CSF) has been reported to enhance recovery from controlled cortical impact (CCI) in rodent models. G-CSF exerts actions in both the periphery (stimulation of hematopoiesis) and in the brain, where it serves as a neurotrophic factor, promoting neuronal survival and stimulating neural stem/progenitor cell proliferation in the hippocampus. In order to distinguish the direct CNS actions of G-CSF from its peripheral actions, experiments were designed to block the recruitment of peripheral monocytes to the site of the lesion produced by CCI...
July 2, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645310/pth-monitoring-after-total-parathyroidectomy-with-forearm-auto-transplantation-potential-for-spuriously-high-levels-from-grafted-forearm
#20
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
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