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Chinese Journal of Hematology ; (12): 289-294, 2023.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-984617

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Objective: To explore the incidence and clinical characteristics of engraftment syndrome (ES) after syngeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (syn-HSCT) in patients with hematological diseases. Methods: The clinical data of 21 patients who received syn-HSCT at People's Hospital of Peking University from January 1994 to May 2018 were retrospectively analyzed. Results: Seven (33.3% ) of 21 patients developed ES. The onset of ES symptoms occurred at a median of 8 (range: 5-13) days after HSCT, and the diagnosis of ES occurred at a median of 10 (range: 7-14) days after HSCT. Steroids were administered immediately after the diagnosis of ES, the median time of symptom continuance was 2 (range: 1-5) days, and all patients showed complete resolution of ES symptoms. In the multivariate analysis, patients with acute myeloid leukemia and faster neutrophil reconstitution were the risk factors for ES (HR=15.298, 95% CI 1.486-157.501, P=0.022, and HR=17.459, 95% CI 1.776-171.687, P=0.014) . Meanwhile, there was no significant difference in the overall survival and disease-free survival between patients with ES and those without ES. Conclusion: A high incidence of ES was observed in syn-HSCT recipients. Moreover, the prognosis of ES was excellent.


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Humans , Retrospective Studies , Incidence , Graft vs Host Disease/etiology , Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation/adverse effects , Hematologic Diseases/complications
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Chinese Journal of Hematology ; (12): 284-288, 2023.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-984616

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Objective: To determine the optimal cutoff value of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) DNA load that can assist in the diagnosis of post-transplant lymphoproliferative disease (PTLD) after haploidentical hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (haplo-HSCT) . Methods: The data of patients with EBV infection after haplo-HSCT from January to December 2016 were retrospectively analyzed. Through constructing the receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve and calculating the Youden index to determine the cutoff value of EBV-DNA load and its duration of diagnostic significance for PTLD. Results: A total of 94 patients were included, of whom 20 (21.3% ) developed PTLD, with a median onset time of 56 (40-309) d after transplantation. The median EBV value at the time of diagnosis of PTLD was 70,400 (1,710-1,370,000) copies/ml, and the median duration of EBV viremia was 23.5 (4-490) d. Binary logistic regression was used to analyze the peak EBV-DNA load (the EBV-DNA load at the time of diagnosis in the PTLD group) and duration of EBV viremia between the PTLD and non-PTLD groups. The results showed that the difference between the two groups was statistically significant (P=0.018 and P=0.001) . The ROC curve was constructed to calculate the Youden index, and it was concluded that the EBV-DNA load ≥ 41 850 copies/ml after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation had diagnostic significance for PTLD (AUC=0.847) , and the sensitivity and specificity were 0.611 and 0.932, respectively. The duration of EBV viremia of ≥20.5 d had diagnostic significance for PTLD (AUC=0.833) , with a sensitivity and specificity of 0.778 and 0.795, respectively. Conclusion: Dynamic monitoring of EBV load in high-risk patients with PTLD after haplo-HSCT and attention to its duration have important clinical significance, which can help clinically predict the occurrence of PTLD in advance and take early intervention measures.


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Humans , Epstein-Barr Virus Infections/diagnosis , Herpesvirus 4, Human/genetics , Retrospective Studies , Viremia , Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation/adverse effects , Lymphoproliferative Disorders/etiology , DNA, Viral , Viral Load
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Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine ; (12): 826-832, 2023.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-985993

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Objective: To analyze the efficacy and safety of letermovir in primary prophylaxis of cytomegalovirus (CMV) reactivation in patients receiving haploidentical hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Methods: This retrospective, cohort study was conducted using data of patients who underwent haploidentical transplantation at Peking University Institute of Hematology and received letermovir for primary prophylaxis between May 1, 2022 and August 30, 2022. The inclusion criteria of the letermovir group were as follows: letermovir initiation within 30 days after transplantation and continuation for≥90 days after transplantation. Patients who underwent haploidentical transplantation within the same time period but did not receive letermovir prophylaxis were selected in a 1∶4 ratio as controls. The main outcomes were the incidence of CMV infection and CMV disease after transplantation as well as the possible effects of letermovir on acute graft versus host disease (aGVHD), non-relapse mortality (NRM), and bone marrow suppression. Categorical variables were analyzed by chi-square test, and continuous variables were analyzed by Mann-Whitney U test. The Kaplan-Meier method was used for evaluating incidence differences. Results: Seventeen patients were included in the letermovir prophylaxis group. The median patient age in the letermovir group was significantly greater than that in the control group (43 yr vs. 15 yr; Z=-4.28, P<0.001). The two groups showed no significant difference in sex distribution and primary diseases, etc. (all P>0.05). The proportion of CMV-seronegative donors was significantly higher in the letermovir prophylaxis group in comparison with the control group (8/17 vs. 0/68, χ2=35.32, P<0.001). Three out of the 17 patients in the letermovir group experienced CMV reactivation, which was significantly lower than the incidence of CMV reactivation in the control group (3/17 vs. 40/68, χ2=9.23, P=0.002), and no CMV disease development observed in the letermovir group. Letermovir showed no significant effects on platelet engraftment (P=0.105), aGVHD (P=0.348), and 100-day NRM (P=0.474). Conclusions: Preliminary data suggest that letermovir may effectively reduce the incidence of CMV infection after haploidentical transplantation without influencing aGVHD, NRM, and bone marrow suppression. Prospective randomized controlled studies are required to further verify these findings.


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Humans , Cytomegalovirus , Retrospective Studies , Cohort Studies , Prospective Studies , Cytomegalovirus Infections/prevention & control , Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation/adverse effects , Graft vs Host Disease/prevention & control , Recurrence , Antiviral Agents/therapeutic use
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Chinese Journal of Hematology ; (12): 400-407, 2022.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-929627

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Objective: To explore the differences in the biological effects of different expansion systems on natural killer (NK) cells, as well as the safety and preliminary clinical efficacy in the treatment of patients with recurrence after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT) . Methods: Peripheral blood cells from healthy donors were stimulated with either CD3 combined with CD52 or K562 feeder cells loaded with IL-21/4-1BB to induce NK cell expansion. Changes in the NK cell phenotype, cytokine secretion, and cytotoxicity before and after expansion were detected. We also evaluated the safety and clinical efficacy of two different expansion strategies for patients received NK infusion. Results: Compared with the CD3/CD52 monoclonal antibody amplification system, the feeder cell expansion group had a higher purity of NK cells and higher expression ratios of NK cell surface activation receptors such as DNAM-1 and NKp30, while inhibitory receptor CTLA-4 expression was low and NKG2D/CD25/CD69/ Trail/PD-1/TIM-3/TIGIT had no statistically significant differences between the groups. Further functional results showed that the expression level of KI67 in NK cells after expansion in the two groups increased significantly, especially in the feeder cell expansion group. Simultaneously, the perforin and granzyme B levels of NK cells in the feeder cell expansion group were significantly higher than in the CD3/CD52 expansion group. A retrospective analysis of eight patients who received monoclonal antibody-expanded NK cell reinfusion and nine patients with trophoblast cell-expanded NK cell reinfusion was done. The disease characteristics of the two groups were comparable, NK cell reinfusion was safe, and there were no obvious adverse reactions. Clinical prognostic results showed that in the CD3/CD52 monoclonal antibody amplification group, the MRD conversion rate was 50% (2/4) , and the feeder cell expansion group was 50% (3/6) . After 5 years of follow-up from allo-HSCT, three patients in the monoclonal antibody expansion group had long-term survival without leukemia, and the remaining five patients had died; two patients died in the feeder cell expansion group, and the other six patients had long-term survival. Six cases had GVHD before NK cell reinfusion, and GVHD did not aggravate or even relieved after NK cell reinfusion. Conclusions: Preliminary results show that the biological characteristics of NK cells with diverse expansion strategies are significantly different, which may affect the clinical prognosis of patients with recurrence or persistent minimal residual disease after HSCT. The two groups of patients treated with NK cells from different expansion strategies had no obvious adverse reactions after NK cell infusion, but efficacy still needs to be further confirmed.


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Humans , Antibodies, Monoclonal/pharmacology , Graft vs Host Disease/metabolism , Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation , Killer Cells, Natural , Retrospective Studies , Treatment Outcome
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Chinese Journal of Hematology ; (12): 221-228, 2022.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-929561

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Objective: To investigate whether haplotype hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (haplo-HSCT) is effective in the treatment of pre transplant minimal residual disease (Pre-MRD) positive acute B lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL) compared with HLA- matched sibling donor transplantation (MSDT) . Methods: A total of 998 patients with B-ALL in complete remission pre-HSCT who either received haplo-HSCT (n=788) or underwent MSDT (n=210) were retrospectively analyzed. The pre-transplantation leukemia burden was evaluated according to Pre-MRD determinedusing multiparameter flow cytometry (MFC) . Results: Of these patients, 997 (99.9% ) achieved sustained, full donor chimerism. The 100-day cumulative incidences of neutrophil engraftment, platelet engraftment, and grades Ⅱ-Ⅳ acute graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) were 99.9% (997/998) , 95.3% (951/998) , and 26.6% (95% CI 23.8% -29.4% ) , respectively. The 3-year cumulative incidence of total chronic GVHD was 49.1% (95% CI 45.7% -52.4% ) . The 3-year cumulative incidence of relapse (CIR) and non-relapse mortality (NRM) of the 998 cases were 17.3% (95% CI 15.0% -19.7% ) and 13.8% (95% CI 11.6% -16.0% ) , respectively. The 3-year probabilities of leukemia-free survival (LFS) and overall survival (OS) were 69.1% (95% CI 66.1% -72.1% ) and 73.0% (95% CI 70.2% -75.8% ) , respectively. In the total patient group, cases with positive Pre-MRD (n=282) experienced significantly higher CIR than that of subjects with negative Pre-MRD [n=716, 31.6% (95% CI 25.8% -37.5% ) vs 14.3% (95% CI 11.4% -17.2% ) , P<0.001]. For patients in the positive Pre-MRD subgroup, cases treated with haplo-HSCT (n=219) had a lower 3-year CIR than that of cases who underwent MSDT [n=63, 27.2% (95% CI 21.0% -33.4% ) vs 47.0% (95% CI 33.8% -60.2% ) , P=0.002]. The total 998 cases were classified as five subgroups, including cases with negative Pre-MRD group (n=716) , cases with Pre-MRD<0.01% group (n=46) , cases with Pre-MRD 0.01% -<0.1% group (n=117) , cases with Pre-MRD 0.1% -<1% group (n=87) , and cases with Pre-MRD≥1% group (n=32) . For subjects in the Pre-MRD<0.01% group, haplo-HSCT (n=40) had a lower CIR than that of MSDT [n=6, 10.0% (95% CI 0.4% -19.6% ) vs 32.3% (95% CI 0% -69.9% ) , P=0.017]. For patients in the Pre-MRD 0.01% -<0.1% group, haplo-HSCT (n=81) also had a lower 3-year CIR than that of MSDT [n=36, 20.4% (95% CI 10.4% -30.4% ) vs 47.0% (95% CI 29.2% -64.8% ) , P=0.004]. In the other three subgroups, the 3-year CIR was comparable between patients who underwent haplo-HSCT and those received MSDT. A subgroup analysis of patients with Pre-MRD<0.1% (n=163) was performed, the results showed that cases received haplo-HSCT (n=121) experienced lower 3-year CIR [16.0% (95% CI 9.4% -22.7% ) vs 40.5% (95% CI 25.2% -55.8% ) , P<0.001], better 3-year LFS [78.2% (95% CI 70.6% -85.8% ) vs 47.6% (95% CI 32.2% -63.0% ) , P<0.001] and OS [80.5% (95% CI 73.1% -87.9% ) vs 54.6% (95% CI 39.2% -70.0% ) , P<0.001] than those of MSDT (n=42) , but comparable in 3-year NRM [5.8% (95% CI 1.6% -10.0% ) vs 11.9% (95% CI 2.0% -21.8% ) , P=0.188]. Multivariate analysis showed that haplo-HSCT was associated with lower CIR (HR=0.248, 95% CI 0.131-0.472, P<0.001) , and superior LFS (HR=0.275, 95% CI 0.157-0.483, P<0.001) and OS (HR=0.286, 95% CI 0.159-0.513, P<0.001) . Conclusion: Haplo HSCT has a survival advantage over MSDT in the treatment of B-ALL patients with pre MRD<0.1% .


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Humans , B-Lymphocytes , Graft vs Host Disease , HLA Antigens/genetics , Haplotypes , Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation/adverse effects , Leukemia, B-Cell/complications , Leukemia, Lymphocytic, Chronic, B-Cell/complications , Neoplasm, Residual , Precursor Cell Lymphoblastic Leukemia-Lymphoma/therapy , Recurrence , Retrospective Studies , Siblings
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Journal of Experimental Hematology ; (6): 615-619, 2021.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-880122

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OBJECTIVE@#To compare the plasma components of frozen plasma (FP) and fresh frozen plasma (FFP).@*METHODS@#Twenty samples of FP and 20 samples of FFP from Beijing Red Cross Blood Center were randomly selected. Immediately after plasma melting, 12 plasma components including coagulation factor, fibrinolytic system and anticoagulation protein were detected, including activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT), prothrombin time (PT), coagulation factor Ⅷ (FⅧ) activity, coagulation factor Ⅴ (FⅤ) activity, fibrinogen(FIB) level, ADAMTS-13 activity, von Willebrand factor(vWF) activity, D-dimer (D-dimer, DD), fibrin degradation products (FDP), antithrombin (AT), protein C (PC), and protein S (PS). All these coagulation components between the two types of plasma were compared and analyzed.@*RESULTS@#Compared with FFP, APTT in FP was significantly prolonged(t=3.428, P0.05).@*CONCLUSION@#FP can substitute FFP in the treatment of some diseases, although it is lack of some coagulation factors and anticoagulation protein.


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Humans , Beijing , Blood Coagulation , Blood Coagulation Factors , Blood Coagulation Tests , Plasma
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Journal of Experimental Hematology ; (6): 43-48, 2021.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-880029

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OBJECTIVE@#To investigate the predict significance of the high aldehyde dehydrogenase activity (ALDH@*METHODS@#Bone marrow samples of 23 t(8;21) AML patients diagnosis and achieved complete remission in our hospital from April 2015 to June 2016 were collected, then flow cytometry method was used to detect the activity of ALDH, relationship between it and relapse was analyzed.@*RESULTS@#All the patients were followed up for a median of 32 (2-52) months. The median percentage of CD34@*CONCLUSION@#The percentage of CD34


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Humans , ADP-ribosyl Cyclase 1 , Antigens, CD34 , Flow Cytometry , Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute , Neoplastic Stem Cells , Prognosis , Recurrence , Remission Induction
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Chinese Medical Journal ; (24): 1199-1208, 2021.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-878101

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BACKGROUND@#For patients with B cell acute lymphocytic leukemia (B-ALL) who underwent allogeneic stem cell transplantation (allo-SCT), many variables have been demonstrated to be associated with leukemia relapse. In this study, we attempted to establish a risk score system to predict transplant outcomes more precisely in patients with B-ALL after allo-SCT.@*METHODS@#A total of 477 patients with B-ALL who underwent allo-SCT at Peking University People's Hospital from December 2010 to December 2015 were enrolled in this retrospective study. We aimed to evaluate the factors associated with transplant outcomes after allo-SCT, and establish a risk score to identify patients with different probabilities of relapse. The univariate and multivariate analyses were performed with the Cox proportional hazards model with time-dependent variables.@*RESULTS@#All patients achieved neutrophil engraftment, and 95.4% of patients achieved platelet engraftment. The 5-year cumulative incidence of relapse (CIR), overall survival (OS), leukemia-free survival (LFS), and non-relapse mortality were 20.7%, 70.4%, 65.6%, and 13.9%, respectively. Multivariate analysis showed that patients with positive post-transplantation minimal residual disease (MRD), transplanted beyond the first complete remission (≥CR2), and without chronic graft-versus-host disease (cGVHD) had higher CIR (P  < 0.001, P = 0.004, and P  < 0.001, respectively) and worse LFS (P  < 0.001, P = 0.017, and P  < 0.001, respectively), and OS (P  < 0.001, P = 0.009, and P  < 0.001, respectively) than patients without MRD after transplantation, transplanted in CR1, and with cGVHD. A risk score for predicting relapse was formulated with the three above variables. The 5-year relapse rates were 6.3%, 16.6%, 55.9%, and 81.8% for patients with scores of 0, 1, 2, and 3 (P  < 0.001), respectively, while the 5-year LFS and OS values decreased with increasing risk score.@*CONCLUSION@#This new risk score system might stratify patients with different risks of relapse, which could guide treatment.


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Humans , B-Lymphocytes , Graft vs Host Disease , Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation , Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute , Precursor Cell Lymphoblastic Leukemia-Lymphoma , Recurrence , Retrospective Studies , Risk Factors , Stem Cell Transplantation
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Journal of Peking University(Health Sciences) ; (6): 409-413, 2019.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-941828

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OBJECTIVE@#X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD) is a severe inherited disorder leading to rapid neurological deterioration and premature death. Allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is still the only treatment that halts the neurologic symptoms in ALD. However, many patients lack suitable human leukocyte antigen (HLA) matched related donors and must rely on alternative donors for a source of stem cells. The purpose of this study was to explore the outcomes of haploidentical allogeneic stem cell transplantation for ALD patients.@*METHODS@#Between December 2014 and December 2018, eight children with ALD lacking HLA matched related or unrelated donors were treated with haploidentical allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. The patients received conditioning regimen with busulfan 9.6 mg/kg, cyclophosphamide 200 mg/kg and fludarabine 90 mg/m2. Graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) prophylaxis consisted of anti-human thymocyte globulin, cyclosporine A, mycophenolate mofetil and short course of methotrexate.@*RESULTS@#All the 8 children received allogeneic stem cell transplants from their fathers. The median age of the recipients was 8 (range: 5-12) years. The median age of the donors was 36 (range: 32-40) years. All the recipients received granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) mobilized bone marrow and peripheral blood-derived stem cells. The median number of total mononuclear cells dose and CD34+ dose was 10.89 (range: 9.40-12.16)×108/kg and 7.06 (range: 0.74-7.80)×106/kg, respectively. Neutrophil engraftment occurred a median of 11 days (range:8-13 days) after transplantation. Platelet engraftment occurred a median of 10 days (range:8-12 days) after transplantation. All the patients achieved complete donor chimerism at the time of engraftment. Four patients had grades II-IV acute GVHD and 1 had chronic graft-versus-host disease. No severe chronic GVHD occurred. Among all the children, 2 had cytomegalovirus (CMV) DNAemia and 2 Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) DNAemia. Overall, seven of them survived and had no major complications related to transplantation. One died of cerebral hernia after epilepsy 125 days after transplantation.@*CONCLUSION@#The preliminary observation demonstrates that haploidentical allogeneic stem cell transplantation with this novel regimen could successfully achieve full donor chimerism in ALD patients. According to our experience, haploidentical allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation is safe and feasible in the treatment of X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy.


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Adult , Child , Child, Preschool , Humans , Adrenoleukodystrophy/therapy , Bone Marrow Transplantation , Chromosomes, Human, X , Graft vs Host Disease , Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation , Transplantation Conditioning
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Chinese Medical Journal ; (24): 2808-2816, 2018.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-772917

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Background@#Several studies have shown that detection of minimal residual disease (MRD) in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is an independent prognostic factor. This study aimed to evaluate the significance of dynamic MRD pretransplantation on outcome of AML patients receiving allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT).@*Methods@#We retrospectively analyzed 145 consecutive AML patients undergoing allo-HSCT in complete remission status between June 2013 and June 2016. MRD was determined with multiparameter flow cytometry after the first and second courses of chemotherapy and pre-HSCT.@*Results@#In matched sibling donor transplantation (MSDT) settings, patients with positive MRD had higher cumulative incidence of relapse (CIR) than those without MRD after the first (32.3 ± 9.7% vs. 7.7 ± 3.1%, χ = 3.661, P = 0.055) or second course of chemotherapy (57.1 ± 3.6% vs. 12.5 ± 2.7%, χ = 8.759, P = 0.003) or pre-HSCT (50.0 ± 9.7% vs. 23.0 ± 3.2%, χ = 5.547, P = 0.019). In haploidentical SCT (haplo-SCT) settings, the MRD status at those timepoints had no significant impact on clinical outcomes. However, patients with persistent positive MRD from chemotherapy to pre-HSCT had higher CIR than those without persistent positive MRD both in MSDT and haplo-SCT settings. Patients with persistent positive MRD underwent MSDT had the highest relapse incidence, followed by those with persistent positive MRD underwent haplo-SCT, those without persistent MRD underwent haplo-SCT, and those without persistent MRD underwent MSDT (66.7 ± 9.2% vs. 38.5 ± 6.0% vs. 18.8 ± 8.7% vs. 12.0 ± 1.0%, χ = 20.763, P < 0.001). Multivariate analysis showed that persistent positive MRD before transplantation was associated with higher CIR (hazard ratio [HR] = 1.69, 95% confidence interval [CI]: 1.200-2.382, P = 0.003), worse leukemia-free survival (HR = 1.812, 95% CI: 1.168-2.812, P = 0.008), and overall survival (HR = 2.354, 95% CI: 1.528-3.627, P < 0.001).@*Conclusion@#Our results suggest that persistent positive MRD before transplantation, rather than positive MRD at single timepoint, could predict poor outcome both in MSDT and haplo-SCT settings.


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Adolescent , Adult , Child , Child, Preschool , Female , Humans , Male , Middle Aged , Young Adult , Flow Cytometry , Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation , Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute , Pathology , Therapeutics , Neoplasm, Residual , Diagnosis , Prognosis , Retrospective Studies , Transplantation, Homologous
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Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology (Medical Sciences) ; (6): 318-323, 2018.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-737205

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Brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the elderly often reveals white matter changes (WMCs) with substantial variability across individuals.Our study was designed to explore MRI features and site-specific factors of ischemic WMCs.Clinical data of consecutive patients diagnosed with ischemic cerebral vascular disease who had undergone brain MRI were collected and analyzed.Multi-logistic regression analysis comparing patients with mild versus severe WMCs was performed to detect independent associations.Analyses of variance (ANOVAs) were used to detect regionally specific differences in lesions.We found that lesion distribution differed significantly across five cerebral areas,with lesions being predominant in the frontal lobe and parieto-occipital area.To explore WMCs risk factors,after adjusting for gender,diabetes mellitus,and hypertension,only age (P<0.01),creatinine (P=0.01),alkaline phosphatase (ALP) (P=0.01) and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) (P=0.03) were found to be independently associated with severe WMCs.Age (P<0.001) was strongly associated with WMCs in the frontal lobe while hypertension was independently related to lesions in the basal ganglia (P=0.048) or infratentorial area (P=0.016).In conclusion,MRI of WMCs showed that ischemic WMCs occurred mostly in the frontal lobe and parieto-occipital area.The infratentorial area was least affected by WMCs.Typically,age-related WMCs were observed in the frontal lobes,while hypertension-related WMCs tended to occur in the basal ganglia and infratentorial area.

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Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology (Medical Sciences) ; (6): 318-323, 2018.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-735737

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Brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the elderly often reveals white matter changes (WMCs) with substantial variability across individuals.Our study was designed to explore MRI features and site-specific factors of ischemic WMCs.Clinical data of consecutive patients diagnosed with ischemic cerebral vascular disease who had undergone brain MRI were collected and analyzed.Multi-logistic regression analysis comparing patients with mild versus severe WMCs was performed to detect independent associations.Analyses of variance (ANOVAs) were used to detect regionally specific differences in lesions.We found that lesion distribution differed significantly across five cerebral areas,with lesions being predominant in the frontal lobe and parieto-occipital area.To explore WMCs risk factors,after adjusting for gender,diabetes mellitus,and hypertension,only age (P<0.01),creatinine (P=0.01),alkaline phosphatase (ALP) (P=0.01) and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) (P=0.03) were found to be independently associated with severe WMCs.Age (P<0.001) was strongly associated with WMCs in the frontal lobe while hypertension was independently related to lesions in the basal ganglia (P=0.048) or infratentorial area (P=0.016).In conclusion,MRI of WMCs showed that ischemic WMCs occurred mostly in the frontal lobe and parieto-occipital area.The infratentorial area was least affected by WMCs.Typically,age-related WMCs were observed in the frontal lobes,while hypertension-related WMCs tended to occur in the basal ganglia and infratentorial area.

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Chinese Medical Journal ; (24): 2185-2192, 2018.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-690246

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<p><b>Background</b>The dose of certain cell types in allografts affects engraftment kinetics and clinical outcomes after allogeneic stem cell transplantation (SCT). Hence, the present study investigated the association of cell compositions in allografts with outcomes after unmanipulated haploidentical SCT (haplo-SCT) for patients with acquired severe aplastic anemia (SAA).</p><p><b>Methods</b>A total of 131 patients with SAA who underwent haplo-SCT were retrospectively enrolled. Cell subsets in allografts were determined using flow cytometry. To analyze the association of cellular compositions and outcomes, Mann-Whitney U nonparametric tests were conducted for patient age, sex, weight, human leukocyte antigen mismatched loci, ABO-matched status, patient ABO blood type, donor-recipient sex match, donor-recipient relationship, and each graft component. Multivariate analysis was performed using logistic regression to determine independent influence factors involving dichotomous variables selected from the univariate analysis.</p><p><b>Results</b>A total of 126 patients (97.7%) achieved neutrophil engraftment, and 121 patients (95.7%) achieved platelet engraftment. At 100 days after transplantation, the cumulative incidence of II-IV acute graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) was 32.6%. After a median follow-up of 842 (range: 124-4110) days for surviving patients, the cumulative incidence of total chronic GVHD at 3 years after transplantation was 33.7%. The probability of overall survival at 3 years was 83.0%. Multivariate analysis showed that higher total doses of CD14 (P = 0.018) and CD34 cells (P < 0.001) were associated with a successful platelet engraftment. A successful platelet was associated with superior survival (P < 0.001). No correlation of other cell components with outcomes was observed.</p><p><b>Conclusions</b>These results provide evidence and explain that higher doses of CD34 and CD14 cells in haploidentical allografts positively affect platelet engraftment, contributing to superior survival for patients with SAA.</p>


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Adolescent , Adult , Child , Child, Preschool , Female , Humans , Male , Middle Aged , Young Adult , Allografts , Anemia, Aplastic , Therapeutics , Graft vs Host Disease , Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation , Retrospective Studies , Transplantation Conditioning , Transplantation, Haploidentical , Transplantation, Homologous
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Journal of Experimental Hematology ; (6): 177-182, 2014.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-349742

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This study was aimed to investigate the effects of osteogenic and adipogenic differentiation of bone marrow multipotent mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) on hematopoiesis. A hemorrhagic anemia mouse model was established by exsanguinating of 0.3 ml blood from angular vein every 1-2 days for 4 weeks. The number of leukocytes, erythrocytes and neutrophils, hemoglobin level, ratio of reticulocyte in peripheral blood and bone marrow cell colony forming unit (CFU) were detected for the identification of the model. The differential potential of MSC in the hemorrhagic anemia mice were identified by CFU-F, histopathologic analysis, and osteogenesis and adipogenesis-related gene expression. The results showed that the erythrocyte numbers of peripheral blood and hemoglobin level decreased in the hemorrhagic anemia mice compared with the control, while the ratio of reticulocyte, the numbers of bone marrow cells and the CFU increased. Furthermore, the numbers of CFU-F, bone marrow hematopoietic cells, and osteogenic cells increased. However, the number of adipocytes decreased. Expressions of osteogenesis-related genes Runx2 and OSX were up-regulated, and adipogenesis-related genes aP2 and PPARγ2 were down-regulated in the hemorrhagic anemia mice compared with the control. It is concluded that the potential of osteogenic differentiation of MSC is enhanced, while the potential of adipogenic differentiation of MSC is weakened in the hemorrhagic anemia mice.


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Animals , Female , Mice , Adipocytes , Cell Biology , Adipogenesis , Anemia , Bone Marrow Cells , Cell Biology , Cell Differentiation , Disease Models, Animal , Mesenchymal Stem Cells , Cell Biology , Mice, Inbred C57BL , Osteoblasts , Cell Biology , Osteogenesis
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Journal of Experimental Hematology ; (6): 117-124, 2014.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-264938

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The aim of this study was to develop and investigate the significance of a new multi-factor risk score system to predict the outcome of patients with hematological malignancies received allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT). The impact of pre-, peri-, and post-transplant factors on the outcome including overall survival (OS), disease-free survival (DFS), relapse and transplant-related mortality (TRM) after allo-HSCT were retrospectively analyzed in 122 patients with hematological malignancies at our center. A new risk score system based on the independent risk factors was established and tested. The results showed that absolute monocyte count at day 30 after transplantation (AMC-30, ≥ 536 cells/µl) [hazard ratio (HR) = 0.313, 95% confidential interval (CI):0.156-0.63], WT1( ≥ 1.0%) (HR = 3.268, 95% CI:1.644-6.499), pre-transplant risk grouping (HR = 1.999, 95% CI = 0.993-4.023) were independent prognostic factors of OS and DFS. Patients were divided into 3 groups based on the risk scoring system:group A (no risk factor; score 0), group B (1 risk factor; score 1) and group C (2-3 risk factors; score 2-3). OS at 5 years were 95.1% ± 3.4%, 62.9% ± 6.6% and 36.1% ± 9.6%, respectively (P < 0.0001). DFS at 5 years were 92.6% ± 4.9%, 60.4% ± 6.8% and 15.4% ± 7.1%, respectively (P < 0.0001). The akaike information criterion(AIC) value of the new score system for OS was 331, less than those of AMC-30, WT1, and pre-transplant risk group (346, 343, 346), AIC value for DFS and relapse were 378 and 231, both less than the three single elements(417, 397, 411 and 268, 238, 257). It is concluded that the risk scoring system based on AMC-30, WT1, pre-transplant risk grouping is more highly predictive for clinical outcomes of allo-HSCT than any one of the three single elements.


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Adolescent , Adult , Child , Female , Humans , Male , Middle Aged , Young Adult , Hematologic Neoplasms , Therapeutics , Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation , Prognosis , Retrospective Studies , Risk Assessment , Risk Factors , Transplantation, Homologous , Treatment Outcome
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Chinese Medical Journal ; (24): 2489-2494, 2013.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-322173

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<p><b>BACKGROUND</b>The occurrence of bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome (BOS) after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT) is rare but severe. We examine the role of pre-HSCT chemotherapeutic exposure, pre-HSCT comorbidities, and transplant-related complications in the development of BOS after allo-HSCT.</p><p><b>METHODS</b>A nested case-control study was designed. Cases with BOS and controls matched for the year of allo-HSCT and length of the follow-up were identified from a cohort of 1646 patients who underwent allo-HSCT for treatment of hematologic malignancies between 2006 and 2011. Antithymocyte globulin was used in the partial matched related and unrelated matched donor HSCT, or patients with severe aplastic anemia.</p><p><b>RESULTS</b>Thirty-six patients suffered from BOS; the mean age at the time of presentation was (32.7 ± 12.4) years, and the mean time to presentation was (474 ± 350) days post-HSCT. A pre-HSCT cyclophosphamide dose of ≥ 3.2 g/m(2)(OR = 8.74, P = 0.025), chronic graft-versus-host disease (moderate to severe) (OR = 12.02, P = 0.000), and conditioning regimens without antithymocyte globulin (OR = 2.79, P = 0.031) were independently associated with BOS.</p><p><b>CONCLUSIONS</b>We found that higher pre-HSCT cyclophosphamide exposure, a conditioning regimen without antithymocyte globulin, and moderate to severe chronic graft-versus-host disease are significantly and independently associated with BOS. Based on these results, we can identify patients who are at a higher risk of developing BOS after allo-HSCT, select a more appropriate therapeutic strategy, and improve the outcome of HSCT recipients.</p>


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Adult , Female , Humans , Male , Middle Aged , Bronchiolitis Obliterans , Case-Control Studies , Follow-Up Studies , Graft vs Host Disease , Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation , Risk Factors , Transplantation Conditioning , Transplantation, Homologous
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Chinese Medical Journal ; (24): 2499-2503, 2013.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-322171

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<p><b>BACKGROUND</b>Umbilical cord blood (UCB) has grown substantially as an alternative source of hematopoietic stem cells for unrelated donor transplantation in both adult and pediatric patients. Our aim was to assess the leukemia-free survival (LFS) and some primary results, such as hematologic recovery, risk of graft-versus-host disease (GVHD), relapse, and long-term survival, after unrelated cord blood transplantation compared with the outcomes of transplantations from other unrelated graft source.</p><p><b>METHODS</b>The clinical outcomes of 112 consecutive patients with acute leukemia who received umbilical cord blood (UCBT) as a primary unrelated stem cell source (n = 38), bone marrow (UBMT n = 28, transplanted before January 2003), or peripheral blood stem cells (UPBSCT n = 46, transplanted after January 2003) between July 2000 and July 2008 were analyzed.</p><p><b>RESULTS</b>Except that the patients were much younger in the UCBT group (median age, 10.5 years in UCBT, 30 years in UPBSCT, and 20 years in UBMT), other pre-transplant parameters, such as gender, diagnosis, and the phase of disease, were comparable. All patients received myeloablative regimens, primarily including BUCY; however, there was less anti-thymocyte globulin (ATG) used for the UBMT patients (2/38 in UCBT, 0/46 in UPBSCT, and 8/28 in UBMT did not use ATG, P = 0.000). Significant delays in engraftment occurred after UCBT for both neutrophil cells and platelets. The cumulative allo-engraftment rates were also significantly lower (87.8% vs. 97.8% vs. 100% for WBC, P = 0.000; 73.0% vs. 97.5% vs. 89.5% for PLT, P = 0.000) for UCBT. The incidence of Grade 2-4 and 3-4 acute graft versus host disease (aGVHD) was much higher in the UBMT group but did not differ among the other groups (51% and 13.2%, 40.2% and 10.5%, and 77.4% and 41.2%, respectively, for UCBT, UPBSCT, and UBMT, P = 0.000). The occurrence of extensive chronic GVHD (cGVHD) was significantly decreased for recipients of UCBT (4%) compared with that of UPBSCT (39.1%) and UBMT (49.1%, P = 0.000), although the rates of whole cGVHD were not significantly different (30.3%, 63.1%, and 60.1% for UCBT, UPBSCT, and UBMT, respectively). The patients had a similar rate of CMV infection (21/38, 28/46, and 22/28 for UCBT, UPBSCT, and UBMT, respectively), while the HC occurrence was lower after UCBT (7/38, 16/46, and 14/28 for UCBT, UPBSCT, and UBMT, respectively). As of August 2012, there was no apparent difference in 5-year overall survival (OS), LFS, or the relapse rate for each graft source (52.5%, 52.6%, and 20.8% in UCBT; 48.7%, 46.4%, and 27.9% in UPBSCT; and 46.4%, 42.9%, and 16.0% in UBMT).</p><p><b>CONCLUSION</b>These data support the use of UCB donors as an alternative allogeneic donor.</p>


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Adolescent , Adult , Child , Child, Preschool , Female , Humans , Male , Middle Aged , Bone Marrow Transplantation , Cord Blood Stem Cell Transplantation , Graft vs Host Disease , Hematologic Neoplasms , Mortality , General Surgery , Histocompatibility Testing , Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Transplantation , Treatment Outcome
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Chinese Journal of Hematology ; (12): 113-116, 2013.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-323432

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<p><b>OBJECTIVE</b>To retrospectively review the efficacy of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT) for chronic myelomonocytic leukemia (CMML).</p><p><b>METHODS</b>The engraftment, graft versus host disease (GVHD), infection, relapse and survival of 12 CMML patients received allo-HSCT were observed. The clinical outcome of allo-HSCT for CMML was analyzed.</p><p><b>RESULTS</b>Twelve (7 males and 5 females) CMML patients with a median age of 39 years old received allo-HSCT including 7 from HLA-matched sibling and 5 from haploidentical related donors. All 12 patients achieved engraftment. The median time of neutrophil engraftment and platelet engraftment were 15 (11 - 20) days and 13 (11 - 18) days, respectively. 4 patients occurred acute GVHD, and 3 occurred chronic GVHD. After the median follow-up of 17.5 months (12 - 32 months), the overall survival, disease free survival and relapse rate were 66.7%, 66.7%, and 16.7%, respectively.</p><p><b>CONCLUSION</b>Allo-HSCT can improve the survival of patients with CMML, and is a effective therapy for CMML.</p>


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Adolescent , Adult , Child , Female , Humans , Male , Middle Aged , Young Adult , Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation , Leukemia, Myelogenous, Chronic, BCR-ABL Positive , Therapeutics , Retrospective Studies , Survival Rate , Transplantation, Homologous
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Chinese Medical Journal ; (24): 3048-3052, 2013.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-263527

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<p><b>BACKGROUND</b>Chronic graft-versus-host disease (GVHD), the commonest long-term complication after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT), has a negative impact on patients' health related quality of life (HRQoL). This study was designed to investigate the HRQoL in patients with chronic GVHD in China.</p><p><b>METHODS</b>Two hundred and sixty-four patients with chronic GVHD who were ≥ 24 months post-HSCT and had been in continuous complete remission since HSCT were enrolled in this retrospective study. HRQoL was evaluated using an SF-36 questionnaire. Multivariate analysis was used to identify the factors that affect HRQoL in patients with chronic GVHD.</p><p><b>RESULTS</b>HRQoL in patients categorized as having mild and moderate chronic GVHD was significantly better than in those in the severe category. In the moderate chronic GVHD category, markedly poorer HRQoL was observed in patients with both multiple organ involvement and more severe organ impairment than in those without these factors. According to multivariate analysis, chronic GVHD severity had the greatest significant negative impact on patients' HRQoL; whereas being female was associated with a negative impact on psychological health.</p><p><b>CONCLUSION</b>Chronic GVHD severity strongly correlates with negative impacts on patients' HRQoL.</p>


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Adult , Female , Humans , Male , Middle Aged , Chronic Disease , Graft vs Host Disease , Psychology , Quality of Life , Retrospective Studies , Severity of Illness Index
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Chinese Journal of Hematology ; (12): 651-654, 2013.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-272144

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<p><b>OBJECTIVE</b>To analyze the prevalence of Epstein Barr Virus (EBV) in patients following allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT).</p><p><b>METHODS</b>We retrospectively analyzed the clinical characteristics of 720 patients received allo-HSCT from January 2010 through December 2011 in the Stem Cell Transplant Center of People's Hospital.</p><p><b>RESULTS</b>Of 720 patients (469 male presented and 251 females), with a median age of 30 years (range, 2 to 67 years) old, 66 patients were presented with EBV reactivation. The cumulative incidence of EBV reactivation was (9.3±1.1)%, with a median days of 54.5 (range, 18 to 253 days). During one- year post-transplantation, the cumulative incidences of EBV reactivation in sibling allo-HSCT, haploidentical HSCT and unrelated donor HSCT were (1.3±0.7)%, (13.7±1.7)%, and (9.1±4.4)%, respectively. In patients with haplo-identical HSCT, the cumulative incidences of EBV viremia, probable EBV disease, and post-transplant lymphoproliferative disease (PTLD) were (5.8±1.1)%, (5.7±1.1)%, and (2.3±0.7)%. The mortality was (33.9±5.9)% in all patients with EBV infection: (63.6±15.8)% in PTLD, (42.3±9.9)% in probable EBV disease, (13.8±6.5)% in EBV viremia. By univariate and multivariate analysis, the use of ATG was an independent risk factor for EBV infection.</p><p><b>CONCLUSION</b>EBV reactivation is a common complication in patients with allo- HSCT, especially high mortality in PTLD and probable EBV disease. The use of ATG was an independent risk factor for EBV infection.</p>


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Adolescent , Adult , Aged , Child , Child, Preschool , Female , Humans , Male , Middle Aged , Young Adult , Epstein-Barr Virus Infections , Pathology , Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation , Herpesvirus 4, Human , Lymphoproliferative Disorders , Virology , Retrospective Studies , Risk Factors , Transplantation, Homologous , Virus Activation
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