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Elizabeth Margolskee, Geoff Mikita, Bryan Rea, Adam Bagg, Zhuang Zuo, Yi Sun, Maitrayee Goswami, Sa A Wang, Jean Oak, Daniel A Arber, M Brandon Allen, Tracy I George, Heesun J Rogers, Eric Hsi, Robert P Hasserjian, Attilio Orazi
The 2016 WHO update changed the diagnostic criteria for myeloid neoplasms with erythroid predominance, limiting the diagnosis of acute myeloid leukemia to cases with ≥20% blasts in the bone marrow or peripheral blood. Although acute myeloid leukemia with ≥50% erythroid cells has historically been presumed to represent acute myeloid leukemia with myelodysplasia-related changes, this hypothesis has never been systematically examined. We sought to investigate the clinicopathologic, cytogenetic, and molecular features of acute myeloid leukemia with erythroid predominance to subclassify cases as defined by the 2016 WHO...
February 5, 2018: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
Craig R Soderquist, Mark D Ewalt, David R Czuchlewski, Julia T Geyer, Heesun J Rogers, Eric D Hsi, Sa A Wang, Carlos E Bueso-Ramos, Attilio Orazi, Daniel A Arber, Elizabeth O Hexner, Daria V Babushok, Adam Bagg
Myeloproliferative neoplasms arise from hematopoietic stem cells with somatically altered tyrosine kinase signaling. Classification of myeloproliferative neoplasms is based on hematologic, histopathologic and molecular characteristics including the presence of the BCR-ABL1 and JAK2 V617F. Although thought to be mutually exclusive, a number of cases with co-occurring BCR-ABL1 and JAK2 V617F have been identified. To characterize the clinicopathologic features of myeloproliferative neoplasms with concomitant BCR-ABL1 and JAK2 V617F, and define the frequency of co-occurrence, we conducted a retrospective multi-institutional study...
January 12, 2018: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
Jennifer Chapman, Julia T Geyer, Mahsa Khanlari, Adrienne Moul, Carmen Casas, Scot T Connor, Yao-Shan Fan, Justin M Watts, Ronan T Swords, Francisco Vega, Attilio Orazi
Monocytosis can develop during disease course in primary myelofibrosis simulating that seen in chronic myelomonocytic leukemia, and should not lead to disease reclassification. In contrast, at presentation, rare cases have clinical, morphologic, and molecular genetic features truly intermediate between primary myelofibrosis and chronic myelomonocytic leukemia. The taxonomy and natural history of these diseases are unclear. We identified cases which either: (1) fulfilled the 2008 World Health Organization criteria for primary myelofibrosis but had absolute monocytosis and, when available, chronic myelomonocytic leukemia-related mutations (ASXL1, SRSF2, TET2) or (2) fulfilled criteria of chronic myelomonocytic leukemia but had megakaryocytic proliferation and atypia, marrow fibrosis, and myeloproliferative-type driver mutations (JAK2, MPL, CALR)...
December 1, 2017: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
Marco Pizzi, Felicia Chaviano, Massimo Rugge, Attilio Orazi
Marcello Malpighi (1628-1694) is one of the most important anatomists and physicians in the history of medicine. His contributions to the understanding of human anatomy and physiology span from the first description of capillary circulation to a thorough analysis of the structure and function of body glands. Malpighi believed that most organs consisted of glandular structures, whose distribution and microscopic features determine each organ-specific function. He also applied this view to the study of spleen anatomy, which he recognized as composed of 2 distinct anatomic compartments (ie, the red and the white pulp)...
February 2018: Human Pathology
Silvia Gigli, Maria I Amabile, Francesca Di Pastena, Lucia Manganaro, Emanuele David, Massimo Monti, Valerio DʼOrazi, Carlo Catalano, Laura Ballesio
Breast-oncoplastic surgery, allowing local tumor control and a better cosmetic outcome, is oncologically safe when applied to early-stage breast cancer. Breast cancer recurrence following conservative therapy may occur during the first 5 years after treatment, with a peak incidence after 2 years. Therefore, during the follow-up period, patients undergo a series of ultrasound (US) and mammographic examinations. However, after surgery and radiation therapy, several modifications occur in the treated breast, causing difficulties in image interpretation, especially when local recurrence is suspected...
September 2017: Breast Care
Elizabeth Margolskee, Robert P Hasserjian, Duane Hassane, Wayne Tam, Susan Mathew, Chi Young Ok, Sa A Wang, Jean Oak, Daniel A Arber, Attilio Orazi
Objectives: Three situations qualify as myelodysplastic syndrome, unclassifiable (MDS-U): (1) refractory cytopenia with dysplasia and 1% blasts in peripheral blood (BL), (2) pancytopenia with unilineage dysplasia (Pan), and (3) persistent cytopenia, less than 5% bone marrow blasts, and less than 10% dysplastic cells and presence of MDS-defining cytogenetic abnormalities (CG). We compared the clinicopathologic features and mutational profiles for these three groups. Methods: MDS-U cases were reviewed at four major academic institutions...
July 1, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Pathology
Iaroslav Gnilitskyi, Thibault J-Y Derrien, Yoann Levy, Nadezhda M Bulgakova, Tomáš Mocek, Leonardo Orazi
Highly regular laser-induced periodic surface structures (HR-LIPSS) have been fabricated on surfaces of Mo, steel alloy and Ti at a record processing speed on large areas and with a record regularity in the obtained sub-wavelength structures. The physical mechanisms governing LIPSS regularity are identified and linked with the decay length (i.e. the mean free path) of the excited surface electromagnetic waves (SEWs). The dispersion of the LIPSS orientation angle well correlates with the SEWs decay length: the shorter this length, the more regular are the LIPSS...
August 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
Lucia Mitello, Fabrizio D'Alba, Francesca Milito, Cinzia Monaco, Daniela Orazi, Daniela Battilana, Anna Rita Marucci, Angelo Longo, Roberto Latina
AIM: The management of operating rooms (ORs) is a complex process which requires an effective organizational scheme. In order to amore convinient allocation of resources a rigorous monitoring plan is needed to ensure operating rooms performances. All the necessary actions should be taken to improve the quality of the planning and scheduling procedure. METHODS: Between April-December, 2016 an organizational analysis has been carried out on the performances of the A...
April 2017: Professioni Infermieristiche
Michele Menotta, Sara Biagiotti, Sara Orazi, Luigia Rossi, Luciana Chessa, Vincenzo Leuzzi, Daniela D'Agnano, Alessandro Plebani, Annarosa Soresina, Mauro Magnani
Ataxia telangiectasia (AT) is a rare incurable genetic disease caused by biallelic mutations in the Ataxia telangiectasia-mutated gene. Intra-erythrocyte infusion of dexamethasone improves clinical outcomes in AT patients; however, the molecular mechanisms that lead to this improvement remain unknown. Hence, to gain a better understanding of these mechanisms, we assessed the effects of glucocorticoid administration on gene expression in the blood of AT patients. Whole blood was obtained from nine children enrolled in a phase two clinical trial, who were being treated with dexamethasone (AT Dexa), from six untreated AT patients (AT) and from six healthy volunteers (WT)...
July 25, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
Giulia Orazi, George A O'Toole
The airways of cystic fibrosis (CF) patients have thick mucus, which fosters chronic, polymicrobial infections. Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus are two of the most prevalent respiratory pathogens in CF patients. In this study, we tested whether P. aeruginosa influences the susceptibility of S. aureus to frontline antibiotics used to treat CF lung infections. Using our in vitro coculture model, we observed that addition of P. aeruginosa supernatants to S. aureus biofilms grown either on epithelial cells or on plastic significantly decreased the susceptibility of S...
July 18, 2017: MBio
Hans Michael Kvasnicka, Attilio Orazi, Juergen Thiele, Giovanni Barosi, Carlos E Bueso-Ramos, Alessandro M Vannucchi, Robert P Hasserjian, Jean-Jacques Kiladjian, Umberto Gianelli, Richard Silver, Tariq I Mughal, Tiziano Barbui
The purpose of the study was to assess consensus and interobserver agreement among an international panel of six hematopathologists regarding characterization and reproducibility of bone marrow (BM) histologic features used to diagnose early stage myeloproliferative neoplasms, in particular differentiation of so-called masked/prodromal polycythemia vera (mPV) from JAK2-mutated essential thrombocythemia (ET). The six members of the hematopathology panel evaluated 98 BM specimens independently and in a blinded fashion without knowledge of clinical data...
October 2017: American Journal of Hematology
Michele Menotta, Sara Biagiotti, Chiara Spapperi, Sara Orazi, Luigia Rossi, Luciana Chessa, Vincenzo Leuzzi, Daniela D'Agnano, Annarosa Soresina, Roberto Micheli, Mauro Magnani
BACKGROUND: Ataxia Telangiectasia (AT) is a rare incurable genetic disease, caused by biallelic mutations in the Ataxia Telangiectasia-Mutated (ATM) gene. Treatment with glucocorticoid analogues has been shown to improve the neurological symptoms that characterize this syndrome. Nevertheless, the molecular mechanism underlying the glucocorticoid action in AT patients is not yet understood. Recently, we have demonstrated that Dexamethasone treatment may partly restore ATM activity in AT lymphoblastoid cells by a new ATM transcript, namely ATMdexa1...
July 5, 2017: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
Julia T Geyer, Wayne Tam, Yen-Chun Liu, Zhengming Chen, Sa A Wang, Carlos Bueso-Ramos, Jean Oak, Daniel A Arber, Eric Hsi, Heesun J Rogers, Katherine Levinson, Adam Bagg, Duane C Hassane, Robert P Hasserjian, Attilio Orazi
Chronic myelomonocytic leukemia is characterized by persistent absolute monocytosis (≥1 × 109 /l) in the peripheral blood and dysplasia in ≥1 lineages. In the absence of dysplasia, an acquired clonal genetic abnormality is required or causes for reactive monocytosis have to be excluded. Oligomonocytic chronic myelomonocytic leukemia showing increased monocytes but no absolute monocytosis in the peripheral blood occurs occasionally. These cases are likely classified as myelodysplastic syndrome or myelodysplastic/myeloproliferative neoplasm, unclassifiable...
September 2017: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
Sa A Wang, Robert P Hasserjian, Wayne Tam, Albert G Tsai, Julia T Geyer, Tracy I George, Kathryn Foucar, Heesun J Rogers, Eric D Hsi, Bryan A Rea, Adam Bagg, Carlos E Bueso-Ramos, Daniel A Arber, Srdan Verstovsek, Attilio Orazi
Chronic eosinophilic leukemia, not otherwise specified can be difficult to distinguish from idiopathic hypereosinophilic syndrome according to the current World Health Organization guideline. To examine whether the morphological features of bone marrow might aid in the differential diagnosis of these two entities, we studied a total of 139 patients with a diagnosis of chronic eosinophilic leukemia, not otherwise specified (n=17) or idiopathic hypereosinophilic syndrome (n=122). As a group, abnormal bone marrow morphological features, resembling myelodysplastic syndromes, myeloproliferative neoplasm or myelodysplastic/myeloproliferative neoplasm, were identified in 40/139 (27%) patients: 16 (94%) of those with chronic eosinophilic leukemia and 24 (20%) of those with hypereosinophilic syndrome...
August 2017: Haematologica
Nuri Yigit, Luisa Fernanda Suarez, Lisa Giulino Roth, Attilio Orazi, Wayne Tam
Objectives: We report a rare case of CD4- cutaneous blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasm (BPDCN) with a novel PBRM1 mutation. Methods: An 11-year-old girl presented with an enlarged mass on her left arm and underwent an incisional biopsy. Results: Histopathologic examination and immunohistochemistry studies showed a monotonous proliferation of blasts that were CD4-, CD56+, and CD123+. There was no evidence of leukemic dissemination...
May 1, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Pathology
Heesun J Rogers, Eric D Hsi, Guilin Tang, Sa A Wang, Carlos E Bueso-Ramos, Daniel Lubin, Jennifer J D Morrissette, Adam Bagg, Durga P Cherukuri, Tracy I George, LoAnn Peterson, Yen-Chun Liu, Susan Mathew, Attilio Orazi, Robert P Hasserjian
Objectives: Isolated deletion of the long arm of chromosome 16 (del(16q)) is rare in myeloid neoplasms (MNs) and was historically considered a variant of inv(16)(p13.1q22) (inv(16)), a subtype of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) associated with CBFB-MYH11 rearrangement and favorable prognosis. This study aims to determine clinicopathologic characteristics of patients with isolated del(16q) in MNs in comparison to AMLs with isolated inv(16). Methods: Clinicopathologic features were retrospectively reviewed in 18 MNs with del(16q) and 34 AMLs with inv(16) patients from seven institutions...
April 1, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Pathology
Ottavio Adorisio, Massimiliano Silveri, Emanuela Ceriati, Paola Marchetti, Cinzia Orazi, Mauro Colajacomo, Lorenzo Gregori, Francesco De Peppo
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March 2017: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
Alexandar Tzankov, Konnie Hebeda, Markus Kremer, Roos Leguit, Attilio Orazi, Jon van der Walt, Umberto Gianelli
Two distinct forms of neoplasms derived from plasmacytoid dendritic cells (PDC) exist: mature PDC proliferations associated with myeloid neoplasms and blastic PDC neoplasms (BPDCN). Ten cases of PDC proliferations and neoplasms in the bone marrow have been submitted to the bone marrow workshop held at the 18th EAHP meeting. Based on observations from the submitted cases, scattered PDC (≤1% of cells) and PDC aggregates (≤10 PDC/HPF) reflect the normal bone marrow composition, while in myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), there is a propensity for larger/more PDC aggregates (1-5% and 35 PDC/HPF)...
May 2017: Annals of Hematology
Hamilton C Tsang, James B Bussel, Susan Mathew, Yen-Chun Liu, Allison A Imahiyerobo, Attilio Orazi, Julia T Geyer
Patients with congenital thrombocytopenia have an increased risk of developing myeloid neoplasms. In these cases, the morphologic distinction between disease at baseline and at progression is challenging. This report analyzes clinicopathologic features of congenital thrombocytopenia with long-term follow-up at one referral center. Records from the last 20 years were searched for cases of congenital thrombocytopenia with bone marrow biopsies and peripheral blood smears. The clinical, morphologic, immunophenotypic, and molecular features were analyzed...
April 2017: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
Russell K Brynes, Raymond S M Wong, Maung M Thein, Kalpana K Bakshi, Paul Burgess, Dickens Theodore, Attilio Orazi
BACKGROUND: The long-term effects of eltrombopag on bone marrow (BM) reticulin and/or collagen deposition in previously treated adults with chronic immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) were assessed. METHODS: Three BM biopsies were collected at baseline and after 1 and 2 years of eltrombopag treatment. Specimens were centrally processed, stained for reticulin and collagen, independently reviewed by 2 hematopathologists, and rated according to the European Consensus 0-3 scale of marrow fibrosis (MF)...
2017: Acta Haematologica
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