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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541555/effective-chemomobilization-with-etoposide-and-cytarabine-ec-regimen-in-lymphoma-patients-a-single-center-retrospective-observational-study
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Daisuke Koyama, Satoshi Nishiwaki, Yasuhiko Harada, Satomi Yamamoto, Shingo Kurahashi, Takumi Sugimoto, Toshihiro Iwasaki, Isamu Sugiura
Objective: Autologous stem cell transplantation is an important strategy for patients with relapsed or refractory lymphoma. Although various regimens for peripheral blood stem cell collection have been used, the optimal regimen has not yet been established. We aimed to evaluate the mobilization efficacy and safety of the regimen consisted of etoposide and cytarabine (EC regimen). Methods: We retrospectively analyzed the clinical data of 46 lymphoma patients who received peripheral blood stem cell mobilization with the EC regimen [etoposide (100 mg/m2/day, days 1-4) and cytarabine (100 mg/m2/day, days 1-4)] at Toyohashi municipal hospital from 2004 to 2013...
May 24, 2017: Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540851/from-xe-2100-to-xn-9000-from-sis-standard-to-gfhc-recommendations-for-slide-review-potential-impact-on-review-rate-and-turnaround-time
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Anne Tamigniau, Nicolas Bailly, Bernard Chatelain, François Mullier
In 2014, we moved from XE-2100 with Standard SIS rules to XN-9000 with GFHC recommendations for slide review. The aim of our study was to evaluate the potential impact of the new Sysmex(®) automation with implementation of GFHC rules on our review rate, turnaround time (TAT), workload and on CD34+ stem cells enumeration. We conducted a retrospective observational study from September 2013 through August 2014, in CHU Dinant Godinne UCL Namur. With the GFHC recommendations and the new Sysmex(®) automation, we significantly reduced our review rate by nearly 30% considering all units (35...
June 1, 2017: Annales de Biologie Clinique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528807/comparison-of-amicus-and-cobe-spectra-for-allogenic-peripheral-blood-stem-cell-harvest-study-from-tertiary-care-centre-in-india
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Rasika Dhawan Setia, Satyam Arora, Anil Handoo, Tina Dadu, Dharma Choudhary, Sajeev Kumar Sharma, Gaurav Kharya, Vipin Khandelwal, Prerna Sachdeva, Divya Doval, Anamika Bakliwal, Meenu Kapoor, Shalu Bajaj, Virendra Bachchas, Praveen Singh
INTRODUCTION: Most common source of stem cell graft for both autologous and allogenic haematopoietic transplants are peripheral blood haematopoietic progenitor stem cells. Adequate collection of the CD34+ cells and safety of the allogenic donor during the leukapheresis are of prime importance to an apheresis physician. Our retrospective analysis is a comparison between of two platforms namely, COBE Spectra and Amicus, for CD34+ mononuclear cell collection. MATERIAL AND METHOD: The study included the data of GSCF (Granulocyte-Colony-Stimulating Factor) mobilized allogenic PBSC collections at our centre from January 2015 to June 2016...
April 24, 2017: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527129/efficacy-and-safety-of-plerixafor-for-the-mobilization-collection-of-peripheral-hematopoietic-stem-cells-for-autologous-transplantation-in-japanese-patients-with-multiple-myeloma
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Masaki Ri, Kosei Matsue, Kazutaka Sunami, Chihiro Shimazaki, Akio Hayashi, Yoshinori Sunaga, Toru Sasaki, Kenshi Suzuki
To evaluate the efficacy and safety of plerixafor for the mobilization/collection of peripheral hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) for autologous transplantation in Japanese patients with multiple myeloma (MM). In a randomized study, patients received G-CSF (filgrastim, 400 µg/m(2)/day) for 4 days prior to the first dose of plerixafor. Starting on Day 4 evening and for up to 4 days, patients received either plerixafor (240 µg/kg/day) + G-CSF group (PG group) or G-CSF alone (G group). Daily apheresis started on Day 5 for up to 4 days, or until ≥6 × 10(6) CD34+ cells/kg were collected...
May 19, 2017: International Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526045/standardization-of-platelet-releasate-products-for-clinical-applications-in-cell-therapy-a-mathematical-approach
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Francesco Agostini, Jerry Polesel, Monica Battiston, Elisabetta Lombardi, Stefania Zanolin, Alessandro Da Ponte, Giuseppe Astori, Cristina Durante, Mario Mazzucato
BACKGROUND: Standardized animal-free components are required for manufacturing cell-based medicinal products. Human platelet concentrates are sources of growth factors for cell expansion but such products are characterized by undesired variability. Pooling together single-donor products improves consistency, but the minimal pool sample size was never determined. METHODS: Supernatant rich in growth factors (SRGF) derived from n = 44 single-donor platelet-apheresis was obtained by CaCl2 addition...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516871/diagnosis-of-catastrophic-anti-phospholipid-syndrome-in-a-patient-tested-negative-for-conventional-tests
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Fabrizio Conti, Roberta Priori, Cristiano Alessandri, Roberta Misasi, Antonella Capozzi, Monica Pendolino, Simona Truglia, Silvia Frisenda, Maurizio Sorice, Guido Valesini
Catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome (CAPS) is a severe variant of APS, characterised by clinical evidence of multiple organ involvement developing over a very short period of time, histopathological evidence of multiple small vessel occlusions and laboratory confirmation of the presence of aPL (lupus anticoagulant and/or anticardiolipin antibodies and/or anti-Beta2-glcyoprotein I antibodies). Here we report a case of a 39-year-old woman patient who developed a CAPS which was negative to the conventional aPL but positive for aPL in thin layer chromatography immunostaining and vimentin/cardiolipin antibodies by ELISA test...
May 8, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516675/analysis-of-platelet-reactive-alloantibodies-and-evaluation-of-cross-match-compatible-platelets-for-the-management-of-patients-with-transfusion-refractoriness
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J Wang, W Xia, J Deng, X Xu, Y Shao, H Ding, Y Chen, J Liu, D Chen, X Ye, S Santoso
BACKGROUND: Cross-match-compatible platelets can improve corrected count increments (CCIs) in alloimmunised patients with transfusion refractoriness. However, only a few studies mentioned that the specificities of platelet-reactive alloantibodies can predict high reactivity in cross-match assays among these patients. METHODS: A total of 204 medical records of patients who were refractory to random single-donor apheresis platelets between January 2014 and December 2014 were enrolled...
May 18, 2017: Transfusion Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508976/idiopathic-collapsing-focal-segmental-glomerulosclerosis-in-an-81-year-old-japanese-woman-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Jun Yamazaki, Eriko Kanehisa, Wakaba Yamaguchi, Jiro Kumagai, Kiyotaka Nagahama, Hajime Fujisawa
Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) is classified into five variants, with the collapsing variant being the most rare. Collapsing FSGS is characterized by a black racial predominance and is often associated with human immunodeficiency virus-associated nephropathy. However, the number of idiopathic cases is increasing and the presentation of non-black patients becoming more routine. Our analysis of 15 previous reports investigating FSGS variants shows that the collapsing variant accounts for 10.6 % of FSGS cases and its average age of onset is 32 years old...
November 2016: CEN Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508563/safety-aspects-of-immunoadsorption-in-igg-removal-using-a-single-use-multiple-pass-protein-a-immunoadsorber-ligasorb-clinical-investigation-in-healthy-volunteers
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Sven Süfke, Hendrik Lehnert, Ingrid Uhlenbusch-Körwer, Frank Gebauer
Therapeutic apheresis and immunoadsorption are used to deplete efficiently pathogenic autoantibodies in crises in several acute autoimmune driven diseases. This prospective, non-comparative cohort study was conducted at a single study center under standardized conditions in 10 healthy volunteers. Efficient immunoglobulin G (IgG) removal (-86% versus baseline) was achieved after 3 apheresis treatments on 3 consecutive days. The treatments were well tolerated. Safety laboratory parameters did not show unexpected or pathological changes...
May 15, 2017: Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506388/discordant-response-of-low-density-lipoprotein-cholesterol-and-lipoprotein-a-levels-to-monoclonal-antibodies-targeting-proprotein-convertase-subtilisin-kexin-type-9
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Jonathan B Edmiston, Nathan Brooks, Hagai Tavori, Jessica Minnier, Bart Duell, Jonathan Q Purnell, Tina Kaufman, Cezary Wojcik, Szilard Voros, Sergio Fazio, Michael D Shapiro
BACKGROUND: Clinical trials testing proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 inhibitors (PCSK9i) have demonstrated an unanticipated but significant lipoprotein (a) (Lp(a))-lowering effect, on the order of 25% to 30%. Although the 50% to 60% reduction in low-density lipoprotein (LDL)-cholesterol (LDL-C) achieved by PCSK9i is mediated through its effect on LDL receptor (LDLR) preservation, the mechanism for Lp(a) lowering is unknown. OBJECTIVE: We sought to characterize the degree of concordance between LDL-C and Lp(a) lowering because of PCSK9i in a standard of care patient cohort...
May 2017: Journal of Clinical Lipidology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506384/managing-the-challenging-homozygous-familial-hypercholesterolemia-patient-academic-insights-and-practical-approaches-for-a-severe-dyslipidemia-a-national-lipid-association-masters-summit
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EDITORIAL
G Kees Hovingh, Anne C Goldberg, Patrick M Moriarty
The following article represents material presented and discussed at a symposium hosted by the National Lipid Association hosted entitled "Managing the Challenging Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia Patient-Academic Insights and Practical Approaches for a Severe Dyslipidemia" on November 7, 2015 in Orlando, FL. Presenters included G.K.H., A.C.G, and P.M.M. The diagnosis and genetic causes of extremely high low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, which has become known as homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia, were discussed...
May 2017: Journal of Clinical Lipidology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500654/altered-timing-of-riboflavin-and-ultraviolet-light-pathogen-inactivation-improves-platelet-in-vitro-quality
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Peter Schubert, Brankica Culibrk, Simrath Karwal, Katherine Serrano, Elena Levin, QiLong Yi, Thomas Thiele, Andreas Greinacher, Susanne Marschner, Dana V Devine
BACKGROUND: The platelet (PLT) storage lesion is in part caused by the collection and/or production process. Pathogen inactivation (PI) further accelerates its development leading to a reduced in vitro PLT functionality and hence quality. Although the treatment of PLT concentrates (PCs) with riboflavin and ultraviolet light PI should occur within 22 hours of collection, in this study the impact of treatment timing on in vitro PLT quality was investigated. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: Apheresis PCs were PI treated on the day of production or on Days 1, 3, or 4 of storage or left untreated as control...
May 12, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485096/apheresis-education-in-pathology-residency
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Alexis R Peedin, Yara A Park, Jay S Raval
INTRODUCTION: Physicians from diverse training backgrounds practice apheresis medicine. Pathology residents' exposure to apheresis may vary depending on which department performs these procedures. Milestones for Apheresis education were published in 2012, but the degree of utilization in residency curriculum development is unknown. This study describes the current state of apheresis education for pathology residents. METHODS: We sent a 15 question electronic survey to 141 pathology programs identified through the American Medical Association Residency and Fellowship Database...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Clinical Apheresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485075/a-prospective-study-comparing-tryptophan-immunoadsorption-with-therapeutic-plasma-exchange-for-the-treatment-of-chronic-inflammatory-demyelinating-polyneuropathy
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Ina Lieker, Torsten Slowinski, Lutz Harms, Katrin Hahn, Juliane Klehmet
BACKGROUND: Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP) is a rare paralyzing inflammatory neuropathy with probably autoimmune origin. While plasma exchange (PE) constitutes a first-line treatment option for CIDP, there is only little known about the efficacy and safety of immunoadsorption (IA), a more selective apheresis procedure with assumed better tolerability. METHODS: In this prospective-randomized pilot trial, patients were randomly assigned to receive 6 sessions of PE (n = 10) or IA (n = 10) treating equal plasma volumes...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Clinical Apheresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485072/therapeutic-plasma-exchange-in-children-one-center-s-experience
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Gerard Cortina, Violeta Ojinaga, Thomas Giner, Magdalena Riedl, Siegfried Waldegger, Alejandra Rosales, Raphaela Trojer, Johannes Hofer
BACKGROUND: Therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE) has evolved to an accepted therapy for selected indications. However, it is technically challenging in children. Moreover, data on safety and efficacy are mainly derived from adult series. The aim of this study was to review the procedure in the context of clinical indications, effectiveness, and safety. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: All TPE procedures performed at a tertiary care hospital during a 12-year period (2005-2016) were retrospectively evaluated...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Clinical Apheresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485035/clotting-during-autologous-hematopoietic-progenitor-cells-collection
#16
Amit Gokhale, NurJehan Quraishy, Viva Veemara, Heather Howdyshell, Lynn Murray, Jennifer Royer, Linda Salmi, Kristin Ricci, Hien Liu
Autologous hematopoietic progenitor cell (HPC) transplant through peripheral blood mobilization and leukapheresis is a standard treatment for many patients with hematopoietic malignancies. Although leukapheresis is usually completed with no complications, we present a case in which the hematopoietic progenitor cells clotted during collection. The patient had no history of hypercoagulopathy. It was identified that the anticoagulant infusion line was partially constricted by a blood warmer clamp. The machine did not alarm...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Clinical Apheresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485027/membrane-therapeutic-plasma-exchange-with-and-without-heparin-anticoagulation
#17
Bruna Brunetta Gavranić, Nikolina Bašić-Jukić, Vedran Premužić, Petar Kes
BACKGROUND: Administration of an anticoagulant during therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE) is necessary to avoid circuit clotting and impaired treatment effectiveness. Citrate is the preferred anticoagulant for apheresis worldwide, and unfractionated heparin (UH) is the second most preferred, yet there are only a few published studies regarding the use of UH during TPE. There are even fewer studies regarding the use of low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH) and TPE performed without anticoagulation...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Clinical Apheresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485025/adsorptive-granulocyte-monocyte-apheresis-use-in-severe-ulcerative-colitis-and-determination-of-changes-in-plasma-cytokines
#18
Belén Beltrán, Esteban Sáez-González, Inés Moret, Francia C Díaz-Jaime, Diego Alvarez-Sotomayor, Elena Cerrillo, Marisa Iborra, Guillermo Bastida, Mariam Aguas, Pilar Nos
Despite controversy regarding the use of granulocyte/monocyte adsorption (GMA) in inflammatory bowel disease, some studies have shown favorable outcomes when it is used in steroid-dependent patients with ulcerative colitis (UC). The mechanisms responsible for such outcomes are not well characterized, but changes in immune cell populations and cytokine levels have been suggested to play an important role. We report the cases of 3 patients with chronically active severe UC who underwent GMA due to an inadequate response to standard and rescue therapy, as well as changes to their plasma cytokine profile...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Clinical Apheresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485020/pegylated-granulocyte-colony-stimulating-factor-versus-non-pegylated-granulocyte-colony-stimulating-factor-for-peripheral-blood-stem-cell-mobilization-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#19
Jew W Kuan, Anselm T Su, Chooi F Leong
Granulocyte-colony stimulating factor (G-CSF) mobilizes and increases the amount of hematopoietic stem cells in peripheral blood, enabling its harvest by few apheresis procedures. The pegylated G-CSF has longer half-life and is given once only, which is more comfortable for patients, whereas the non-pegylated requires multiple daily injection because of its short half-life. We summarized results of randomized trials comparing the efficacy and safety of pegylated and non-pegylated G-CSF for peripheral blood stem cell mobilization...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Clinical Apheresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482694/new-data-on-familial-hypercholesterolaemia-and-acute-coronary-syndromes-the-promise-of-pcsk9-monoclonal-antibodies-in-the-light-of-recent-clinical-trials
#20
Katrina L Ellis, Jing Pang, Carl J Schultz, Gerald F Watts
Background Familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH) is an autosomal dominant disorder characterised by substantially elevated low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol. Although affecting approximately one in 250 individuals worldwide, FH is currently underreported and a greater awareness of this condition is required. Opportunistic screening for FH in acute coronary syndrome patients offers utility for identifying previously undiagnosed individuals and for initiating treatment. Methods The purpose of this commentary is to provide a brief update on recent data investigating several key aspects of FH in patients with acute coronary syndromes, including prevalence, risk of coronary artery disease, molecular diagnosis, cardiac imaging, as well as the efficacy of PCSK9 inhibition...
January 1, 2017: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
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