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Rev. peru. med. exp. salud publica ; 39(3): 372-375, jul.-sep. 2022. tab
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-1410013

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RESUMEN Saprochaete capitata es una causa rara de infección fúngica invasiva en pacientes inmunocomprometidos con alta mortalidad y resistencia antifúngica. Presentamos el caso de un niño de cinco años con diagnóstico de aplasia medular, sometido a trasplante de progenitores hematopoyéticos (TPH), que cursó con neutropenia febril persistente, dolor abdominal intenso, aparición de lesiones maculopapulares en piel y deterioro de la función renal. Se identificó la presencia de S. capitata, en hemocultivos transcatéter venoso central. Esta infección fúngica invasiva resulta ser rara, pero emergente y potencialmente mortal, en pacientes con neutropenia febril persistente y uso prolongado de dispositivos invasivos intravasculares como catéter venoso central.


ABSTRACT Saprochaete capitata is a rare cause of invasive fungal infection in immunocompromised patients with high mortality and antifungal resistance. We present the case of a 5-year-old boy with bone marrow aplasia, who underwent hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) and presented persistent febrile neutropenia, abdominal pain, appearance of maculopapular lesions on the skin, and impaired renal function. The presence of S. capitata was identified by blood culture from a central venous catheter. This invasive fungal infection is rare but emergent and life-threatening, especially in immunocompromised patients with persistent febrile neutropenia and prolonged use of invasive devices such as central venous catheters.


Subject(s)
Humans , Male , Child, Preschool , Invasive Fungal Infections , Fungi , Anemia, Aplastic , Mycoses , Antifungal Agents
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Brasília; CONITEC; maio 2022.
Non-conventional in Portuguese | LILACS, ColecionaSUS, BRISA | ID: biblio-1377732

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INTRODUÇÃO: A anemia aplástica (AA) é uma doença rara e com risco de vida devido à falha herdada ou adquirida da medula óssea para produzir células sanguíneas, levando à pancitopenia progressiva. O tratamento para AA é determinado por uma série de fatores, incluindo gravidade da pancitopenia, idade do paciente, disponibilidade de doadores de célulastronco hematopoética, fonte de célula-tronco hematopoética, disponibilidade de imunossupressão e acesso a terapias ideais. Eltrombopague, um agonista de trombopoietina (TPO) vem emergindo como uma opção de tratamento para AA grave associado a terapia imunossupressora padrão. INDICAÇÃO: Pacientes adultos com anemia aplástica grave. PERGUNTA: Eltrombopague associado à terapia imunossupressora padrão (imunoglobulina antitimócito [ATG] e ciclosporina) é eficaz, seguro e custo-efetivo no tratamento de pacientes adultos com AA grave, quando comparado à terapia imunossupressora padrão (ATG e ciclosporina) isolada no SUS? EVIDÊNCIAS CLÍNICAS: A partir de uma busca bibliográfica conduzida nas bases PubMed, EMBASE e Cochrane Reviews, um ensaio clínico randomizado (ECR) foi selecionado, fornecendo evidências sobre a eficácia e segurança do eltrombopague adicionado ao tratamento imunossupressor em pacientes adultos com AA grave. Os pacientes apresentaram uma resposta completa em três meses de 10% no Grupo A (controle) e 22% no Grupo B (intervenção) (OR: 3,2; IC 95%, 1,3 a 7,8; P=0,01). Aos seis meses, a taxa de resposta geral foi de 41% no Grupo A e 68% no Grupo B. Os tempos médios para a primeira resposta foram de 8,8 meses (Grupo A) e 3,0 meses (Grupo B). A adição de eltrombopague à terapia imunossupressora padrão não resultou em melhora significativa da sobrevida global. A taxa de sobrevida global em dois anos foi de 85% (IC95%:78 a 92) para o grupo controle e de 90% (IC95%: 82 a 97) para o grupo intervenção. No entanto, o eltrombopague adicionado à terapia imunossupressora padrão aumentou a sobrevida livre de eventos de 34% para 46% em dois anos por meio da redução da refratariedade inicial à imunossupressão. A incidência de eventos adversos graves foi semelhante nos dois grupos. Para os desfechos resposta hematológica, sobrevida global, sobrevida livre de eventos, qualidade de vida e eventos adversos, considerou-se moderada qualidade de evidência pelo GRADE. AVALIAÇÃO ECONÔMICA: Na análise de custo-efetividade, empregando árvore de decisão e considerando-se o desfecho Taxa de Resposta Global, comparou-se o tratamento padrão (TP) versus a adição de eltrombopague ao TP, em um horizonte temporal de um ano. Ao demonstrar menor custo e maior efetividade, eltrombopague + TP se mostrou custo-efetiva no tratamento da AAG em pacientes não elegíveis ao TCTH, considerando-se a RCEI de - R$ 287.140,99. Na análise de sensibilidade, variando-se os custos de ATG e de eltrombopague, os resultados mostraram-se estáveis nos cenários avaliados, continuando a demonstrar que a adição de eltrombopague ao TP é custo-efetiva. ANÁLISE DE IMPACTO ORÇAMENTÁRIO: Avaliando-se três cenários diferentes em cinco anos, e considerando uma abordagem epidemiológica e demanda aferida (dispensações de ciclosporina para AA no SUS), a ampliação de uso do eltrombopague pode gerar economia de recursos de até R$ 241,2 milhões, ou seja, 12% menor do que o valor gasto no cenário de referência. Entretanto, nos cenários que se pressupõe menor uso do eltrombopague, a economia de recursos é menor. No cenário 2 o impacto orçamentário incremental é de - R$ 188,59 milhões e no cenário 3 é de - R$ 134 milhões. MONITORAMENTO DO HORIZONTE TECNOLÓGICO: Foi detectada uma tecnologia para compor o tratamento adicional a imunossupressor em pacientes adultos com AAG. Trata-se do hetrombopag, um agonista do receptor de trombopoetina, mesmo mecanismo de ação da tecnologia em avaliação neste relatório, encontrando-se em fase 3 de pesquisa clínica, e sem registro para qualquer indicação na Anvisa, FDA ou EMA. CONSIDERAÇÕES FINAIS: A AA é uma doença rara e frequentemente grave ou muito grave e que até o momento, não dispunha de um tratamento clínico com resultados satisfatórios, cenário esse que perdura por mais de 30 anos. No presente relatório, é apresentado um ECR multicêntrico, com moderada qualidade de evidência, recentemente publicado e com um número expressivo de pacientes, considerando-se a raridade da doença e que trouxe resultados significativamente superiores, quando comparado ao tratamento padrão isolado em praticamente todos os desfechos avaliados, além de perfil de seguração comparável ao tratamento atual. Na avaliação econômica, a adição de eltrombopague ao tratamento padrão trouxe vantagens clínicas e econômicas, mostrando ser custo-efetiva. Assim também, na análise de impacto orçamentário, a ampliação de seu uso, considerando-se que a tecnologia já está incorporada no SUS para o tratamento de TPI, trouxe economia de recursos em todos os cenários avaliados. RECOMENDAÇÃO PRELIMINAR DA CONITEC: No dia 09 de março de 2022, em sua 106ª Reunião Ordinária, os membros da Conitec deliberaram que a matéria fosse disponibilizada em consulta pública com recomendação preliminar favorável à ampliação de uso do eltrombopague para o tratamento adicional a imunossupressor em pacientes adultos com anemia aplástica grave. Considerou-se que as evidências apresentadas demonstraram eficácia e segurança acerca do tratamento proposto frente às alternativas terapêuticas já disponíveis no SUS, além de ser custo-efetivo e apresentar economia de recursos para o SUS. CONSULTA PÚBLICA: Foi realizada no período de 04/04/2022 a 25/04/2022. Foram recebidas 51 contribuições, sendo 21 pelo formulário técnico-científico e 30 pelo formulário sobre experiência ou opinião. Todas as contribuições recebidas concordaram com a recomendação preliminar da Conitec, sendo favoráveis à ampliação de uso da tecnologia. Assim, o entendimento da Conitec não foi alterado. RECOMENDAÇÃO FINAL DA CONITEC: Diante do exposto, os membros do Plenário da Conitec, em sua 108ª Reunião Ordinária, no dia 05 de maio de 2022, deliberaram por unanimidade recomendar a ampliação de uso do eltrombopague para o tratamento adicional a imunossupressor em pacientes adultos com anemia aplástica grave. Por fim, foi assinado o Registro de Deliberação nº 728/2022. DECISÃO: Ampliar o uso do eltrombopague para o tratamento adicional a imunossupressor em pacientes adultos com anemia aplástica grave, no âmbito do Sistema Único de Saúde - SUS conforme a Portaria nº 47, publicada no Diário Oficial da União nº 105, seção 1, página 78, em 3 de junho de 2022.


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Humans , Receptors, Thrombopoietin/agonists , Immunosuppressive Agents/therapeutic use , Anemia, Aplastic/drug therapy , Unified Health System , Brazil , Cost-Benefit Analysis/economics
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Fisioter. Bras ; 23(1): 73-79, Fev 11, 2022.
Article in Portuguese | LILACS | ID: biblio-1358411

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Introdução: A anemia aplásica (AA) é uma condição clínica considerada rara que se desenvolve a partir da disfunção hematopoiética da medula óssea. O tratamento indicado é o transplante de células tronco hematopoiéticas (TCHP). Objetivo: Descrever o caso clínico e as estratégias utilizadas pela fisioterapia durante o processo de reabilitação física. Métodos: Trata-se de estudo de caso, realizado com paciente do sexo feminino, 34 anos de idade e diagnóstico de AA severa. Após avaliação clínica foi indicado o TCHP alogênico de um doador aparentado que apresentou compatibilidade histo-imunológica. O tempo total de internação hospitalar foi de 35 dias. Os objetivos da reabilitação física foram o de manter a ventilação pulmonar, prevenir o acúmulo de secreção, minimizar a progressão da fadiga, perda de força e resistência muscular. Resultados: A estratégia utilizada para contornar a extrema fragilidade hematológica e as implicações clínicas decorrentes evitou perda expressiva no desempenho no teste de caminhada de seis minutos (-10%) ao final da internação. Conclusão: Foi um verdadeiro desafio a implementação da reabilitação física durante o TCHP para o tratamento da AA, mas a estratégia adotada demonstrou-se segura, bem tolerada e suficiente para evitar maiores prejuízos no estado funcional. (AU)


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Female , Adult , Therapeutics , Bone Marrow , Physical Therapy Modalities , Health Strategies , Cell Transplantation , Fatigue , Walk Test , Frailty , Anemia, Aplastic
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Frontiers of Medicine ; (4): 459-466, 2022.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-939879

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Whether Fanconi anemia (FA) heterozygotes are predisposed to bone marrow failure and hematologic neoplasm is a crucial but unsettled issue in cancer prevention and family consulting. We retrospectively analyzed rare possibly significant variations (PSVs) in the five most obligated FA genes, BRCA2, FANCA, FANCC, FANCD2, and FANCG, in 788 patients with aplastic anemia (AA) and hematologic malignancy. Sixty-eight variants were identified in 66 patients (8.38%). FANCA was the most frequently mutated gene (n = 29), followed by BRCA2 (n = 20). Compared with that of the ExAC East Asian dataset, the overall frequency of rare PSVs was higher in our cohort (P = 0.016). BRCA2 PSVs showed higher frequency in acute lymphocytic leukemia (P = 0.038), and FANCA PSVs were significantly enriched in AA and AML subgroups (P = 0.020; P = 0.008). FA-PSV-positive MDS/AML patients had a higher tumor mutation burden, higher rate of cytogenetic abnormalities, less epigenetic regulation, and fewer spliceosome gene mutations than those of FA-PSV-negative MDS/AML patients (P = 0.024, P = 0.029, P = 0.024, and P = 0.013). The overall PSV enrichment in our cohort suggests that heterozygous mutations of FA genes contribute to hematopoietic failure and leukemogenesis.


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Anemia, Aplastic/genetics , Epigenesis, Genetic , Fanconi Anemia/genetics , Germ Cells , Hematologic Neoplasms/genetics , Humans , Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute/genetics , Retrospective Studies
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-939695

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OBJECTIVE@#To explore the improvement effect of CXC chemokine receptor 4 (Cxcr4) gene-modified bone marrow mesenchymal stem cell (BMSC)-derived exosomes on aplastic anemia (AA), and make a preliminary exploration of the mechanism.@*METHODS@#Mouse BMSCs were isolated and cultured, then infected by recombinant lentivirus carrying Cxcr4 gene. The expression of green fluorescence was observed through fluorescence microscope, the expression of Cxcr4 mRNA was detected by real-time fluorescence quantitative PCR, and the BMSC-derived exosomes modified with Cxcr4 gene were extracted. Mouse models of AA were constructed, and control group, model group (AA), AA+BMSC group, AA+NC-BMSC group, AA+Cxcr4-BMSC group were set up. Except control group and model group, the other three groups of mice were injected 400 μl exosomes from different sources via the tail vein, after 2 weeks, the routine blood indices and the number of bone marrow nucleated cells were detected, the pathological changes of bone marrow were observed by HE staining, and the expression level of Treg cells was detected by flow cytometry.@*RESULTS@#Mouse BMSCs were successfully isolated, and BMSCs with high expression of Cxcr4 and their exosomes were obtained. Compared with the control group, the number of red blood cell (RBC), white blood cell (WBC), and platelet (PLT), the hemoglobin (Hb) content and proportion of Treg cells in the peripheral blood of mice in the model group significantly decreased (P<0.01), as well as the number of bone marrow nucleated cells (P<0.01). The proliferation level of nucleated cells was low, and the medullary cavity was filled with a large number of fat cells. Compared with the model group, the number of RBC, WBC, PLT, the Hb content and proportion of Treg cells in the peripheral blood of mice in the AA+BMSC group, AA+NC-BMSC group, and AA+Cxcr4-BMSC group significantly increased (P<0.01), as well as the number of bone marrow nucleated cells (P<0.01), and pathological changes of bone marrow were improved. In addition, the number of RBC, WBC, PLT, the Hb content and proportion of Treg cells in the peripheral blood of mice in the AA+Cxcr4-BMSC group were significantly higher than those in the AA+BMSC group (P<0.01), as well as the number of bone marrow nucleated cells (P<0.01).@*CONCLUSION@#Injection of Cxcr4 gene-modified BMSC-derived exosomes has a certain improvement effect on AA mice, and the mechanism may be related to an increase of the proportion of Treg cells.


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Anemia, Aplastic/metabolism , Animals , Bone Marrow Cells , Exosomes/metabolism , Humans , Mesenchymal Stem Cells , Mice , Receptors, CXCR4
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-939694

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OBJECTIVE@#To observe the occurrence of immune dysfunction in children with aplastic anemia (AA) and the factors that may lead to immune dysfunction, analyze the relationship between the expression of granulocyte colony stimulating factor (G-CSF) and immune dysfunction.@*METHODS@#A total of 34 children with AA treated in our hospital from December 2016 to September 2018 were selected. All the children received immunosuppressive therapy (IST) for 6 months. According to whether the children had immune dysfunction after 6 months of treatment, they were divided into occurrence group and non occurrence group. General information and laboratory indices were compared between the two groups, and serum G-CSF level was tested, the relationship between serum G-CSF level and immune dysfunction in AA children after treatment with IST was observed and analyzed.@*RESULTS@#After treatment with IST for 6 months, 12 cases developed immune dysfunction (35.29%). Serum interferon (IFN)-γ level of the occurrence group was higher but G-CSF level was lower than those of the non occurrence group (P<0.05), while the difference of other baseline data was not statistically significant (P>0.05). Multiple regression analysis showed that overexpression of serum IFN-γ and low expression of G-CSF were both the influencing factors of immune dysfunction in AA children after IST treatment (OR>1, P<0.05). ROC curve was drawn, and the result showed that the area under the curve (AUC) of serum G-CSF level predicted the risk of immune dysfunction after IST was 0.843>0.80, when the index cut-off value was set at 6.614 pg/ml, the predictive value was ideal.@*CONCLUSION@#AA children have a higher risk of immune dysfunction after IST, which may be related to the low expression of serum G-CSF. The detection of serum G-CSF expression can be considered to predict the risk of immune dysfunction in AA children after IST, so as to guide early clinical intervention.


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Anemia, Aplastic , Antilymphocyte Serum/therapeutic use , Child , Cyclosporine/therapeutic use , Granulocyte Colony-Stimulating Factor , Humans , Immunity , Immunosuppressive Agents/therapeutic use
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Chinese Journal of Hematology ; (12): 300-304, 2022.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-929639

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Objective: To study the metabolic characteristics of anti-human T-cell porcine immunoglobulin (p-ATG) in patients with severe aplastic anemia (SAA) . Methods: For patients with SAA treated with p-ATG combined cyclosporine A (CsA) immunosuppressants between February 2017 and December 2017, the p-ATG dose was 20 mg·kg(-1)·d(-1) over 12 h of intravenous administration for 5 consecutive days. The blood concentration of p-ATG was detected by the three-antibody sandwich ELISA method, the pharmacokinetic analysis software was fitted, and the second-chamber model method was used to calculate the pharmacokinetic parameters and plot the pharmacokinetic curve. Adverse events were recorded and the hematologic reactions were determined at 6 months after treatment. Results: Sixteen patients with SAA treated with p-ATG were enrolled, including 8 females and 8 males, with a median age of 22 years (range, 12 to 49 years) and a median weight of 62.5 kg (range, 37.5 to 82.0 kg) . The pharmacokinetics of p-ATG could be evaluated in 14 cases. p-ATG is distributed in vivo as a two-chamber model, with an average drug concentration peak (T(max)) of (5.786±2.486) days, a peak concentration (C(max)) of (616±452) mg/L, and a half-life of (10.479±8.242) days. The area under the drug time curve (AUC) was (5.807±3.236) mg/L·d. Six months after treatment, 8 of 14 patients received a hematologic response; the AUC (0-t) of the effective group and ineffective groups was (7.50±3.26) mg/L·d vs (4.50±2.18) mg/L·d, and the C(max) was (627±476) mg/L vs (584±382) mg/L, respectively. Conclusion: The plasma concentration of p-ATG reached a peak after 5 days of continuous infusion, and then decreased slowly, with a half-life of 10.479 days, and the residual drug concentration was detected in the body 60 days after administration. A relationship between drug metabolism and efficacy and adverse reactions could not be determined.


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Anemia, Aplastic/drug therapy , Animals , Antilymphocyte Serum/therapeutic use , Cyclosporine/therapeutic use , Female , Humans , Immunoglobulins/therapeutic use , Immunosuppression Therapy , Immunosuppressive Agents/therapeutic use , Male , Swine , T-Lymphocytes , Treatment Outcome
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Chinese Journal of Hematology ; (12): 393-399, 2022.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-929574

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Objective: To reassess the predictors for response at 6 months in patients with severe or very severe aplastic anemia (SAA/VSAA) who failed to respond to immunosuppressive therapy (IST) at 3 months. Methods: We retrospectively analyzed the clinical data of 173 patients with SAA/VSAA from 2017 to 2018 who received IST and were classified as nonresponders at 3 months. Univariate and multivariate logistic regression analysis were used to evaluate factors that could predict the response at 6 months. Results: Univariate analysis showed that the 3-month hemoglobin (HGB) level (P=0.017) , platelet (PLT) level (P=0.005) , absolute reticulocyte count (ARC) (P<0.001) , trough cyclosporine concentration (CsA-C0) (P=0.042) , soluble transferrin receptor (sTfR) level (P=0.003) , improved value of reticulocyte count (ARC(△)) (P<0.001) , and improved value of soluble transferrin receptor (sTfR(△)) level (P<0.001) were related to the 6-month response. The results of the multivariate analysis showed that the PLT level (P=0.020) and ARC(△) (P<0.001) were independent prognostic factors for response at 6 months. If the ARC(△) was less than 6.9×10(9)/L, the 6-month hematological response rate was low, regardless of the patient's PLT count. Survival analysis showed that both the 3-year overall survival (OS) [ (80.1±3.9) % vs (97.6±2.6) %, P=0.002] and 3-year event-free survival (EFS) [ (31.4±4.5) % vs (86.5±5.3) %, P<0.001] of the nonresponders at 6 months were significantly lower than those of the response group. Conclusion: Residual hematopoietic indicators at 3 months after IST are prognostic parameters. The improved value of the reticulocyte count could reflect whether the bone marrow hematopoiesis is recovering and the degree of recovery. A second treatment could be performed sooner for patients with a very low ARC(△).


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Anemia, Aplastic/drug therapy , Antilymphocyte Serum/therapeutic use , Cyclosporine/therapeutic use , Humans , Immunosuppression Therapy , Immunosuppressive Agents/therapeutic use , Prognosis , Receptors, Transferrin/therapeutic use , Retrospective Studies , Treatment Outcome
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Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-928930

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OBJECTIVE@#To evaluate the efficacy and safety of Pai-Neng-Da Capsule (, panaxadiol saponins component, PNDC) in combination with the cyclosporine and androgen for patients with chronic aplastic anemia (CAA).@*METHODS@#A total of 79 CAA patients was randomly divided into 2 groups by a random number table, including PCA group [43 cases, orally PNDC 320 mg/d plus cyclosporine 5 mg/(kg·d) plus andriol 80 mg/d] and CA group [36 cases, orally cyclosporine 5 mg/(kg·d) plus andriol 160 mg/d]. All patients were treated and followed-up for 6 treatment courses over 24 weeks. The complete blood counts, score of Chinese medical (CM) symptoms were assessed and urine routine, electrocardiogram, hepatic and renal function were observed for safety evaluation. Female masculinization rating scale was established according to the actual clinical manifestations to evaluate the accurate degree of masculinization in female CAA patients treated by andriol.@*RESULTS@#The effective rates were 88.1% (37/42) in the PCA group and 77.8% (28/36) in the CA group based on the standard for the therapeutic efficacy evaluation of hematopathy. There was no significant difference in the white blood cell (WBC) counts, platelet counts and hemoglobin concentration of peripheral blood between two groups after 6 months treatment. The masculinization score of female patient in the PCA group was significantly lower than the CA group (P<0.05). The mild abdominal distention was observed in 1 cases in the PCA group. In CA group, the abnormalities in the hepatic function developed in 2 cases and the renal disfunction was found in 1 case.@*CONCLUSION@#The PNDC possesses certain curative effects in the treatment of CAA without obvious side-effects and can partially replace andriol thereby to reduce the degree of masculinization [Registried at Chinese Clinical Trial Registry (ChicTR1900028153)].


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Androgens , Anemia, Aplastic/drug therapy , China , Female , Humans , Nonprescription Drugs , Saponins/therapeutic use
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-928698

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OBJECTIVE@#To evaluate the clinical effect of haploid allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation(haplo-HSCT) in the treatment of severe aplastic anemia (SAA), and to explore the efficacy different between post-transplant cyclophosphamide (PT/Cy) and standard-dose ATG.@*METHODS@#The clinical data of 38 patients with SAA in our hospital from January 2012 to December 2019 were collected and retrospectively analyzed. The efficacy was evaluated. The patients with haplo-HSCT were divided into low-dose ATG combined with PT/Cy group and standard-dose ATG group, and the blood cell hematopoietic reconstruction time, GVHD incidence, mortality and survival time of the patients in the two groups was compared.@*RESULTS@#Among the 32 patients, hematopoietic reconstitution were detected in 9375%(30/32) recipients. The median time of neutrophil and platelet engraftment was 15(10-22) days and 13(7-30) days, respectively. The incidence of GVHD was 21.89%, the incidence of infection was 93.75%, and the 2-year overall survival rate was 84.38%. The hematopoietic reconstitution time, incidence of GVHD, mortality rate and survival time were no statistical differences between the patients in the two groups(all P>0.05).@*CONCLUSION@#Haplo-HSCT is an effective method for the treatment of SAA,low-dose ATG combined with PT/Cy can lighten the economic burden on patients, it would be a feasible treatment plan for SAA with light side effect.


Subject(s)
Anemia, Aplastic/therapy , Cyclophosphamide , Graft vs Host Disease , Haploidy , Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation , Humans , Retrospective Studies , Transplantation Conditioning
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-928697

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OBJECTIVE@#To establish a stable mouse model of acquired aplastic anemia.@*METHODS@#Female BALB/C mice aged 6 months were intraperitoneally injected with cyclophosphamide and cyclosporine for 14 days. The number of peripheral blood cells, the concentration of hemoglobin, the number of bone marrow nucleated cells, bone marrow smear, bone marrow pathological sections and other indexes were observed.@*RESULTS@#In BALB/C mice injected intraperitoneally with cyclophosphamide and cyclosporine, the number of peripheral blood cells and the concentration of hemoglobin were significantly decreased, especially the white blood cells and platelets. Bone marrow smear showed a significant decrease in the number of nucleated cells and bone marrow hyperplasia. Bone marrow pathology showed decreased hematopoietic cells and increased non-hematopoietic cells such as adipocytes.@*CONCLUSION@#The mouse model with intraperitoneal injection of cyclophosphamide and cyclosporine can meet the diagnostic criteria of acquired aplastic anemia, which can be used as a mouse model for the study of the pathogenesis and treatment of acquired aplastic anemia.


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Anemia, Aplastic , Animals , Bone Marrow , Cyclophosphamide , Cyclosporine , Female , Mice , Mice, Inbred BALB C
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Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-928604

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OBJECTIVES@#To study the association between paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) clone and immunosuppressive therapy (IST) in children with severe aplastic anemia (SAA).@*METHODS@#A retrospective analysis was performed on the medical data of 151 children with SAA who were admitted and received IST from January 2012 to May 2020. According to the status of PNH clone, these children were divided into a negative PNH clone group (n=135) and a positive PNH clone group (n=16). Propensity score matching was used to balance the confounding factors, and the impact of PNH clone on the therapeutic effect of IST was analyzed.@*RESULTS@#The children with positive PNH clone accounted for 10.6% (16/151), and the median granulocyte clone size was 1.8%. The children with positive PNH clone had an older age and a higher reticulocyte count at diagnosis (P<0.05). After propensity score matching, there were no significant differences in baseline features between the negative PNH clone and positive PNH clone groups (P>0.05). The positive PNH clone group had a significantly lower overall response rate than the negative PNH clone group at 6, 12, and 24 months after IST (P<0.05). The evolution of PNH clone was heterogeneous after IST, and the children with PNH clone showed an increase in the 3-year cumulative incidence rate of aplastic anemia-PNH syndrome (P<0.05).@*CONCLUSIONS@#SAA children with positive PNH clone at diagnosis tend to have poor response to IST and are more likely to develop aplastic anemia-PNH syndrome.


Subject(s)
Anemia, Aplastic/drug therapy , Child , Clone Cells , Hemoglobinuria, Paroxysmal/etiology , Humans , Immunosuppression Therapy , Retrospective Studies
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Afr. j. lab. med. (Print) ; 11(1): 1-7, 2022. tables
Article in English | AIM | ID: biblio-1379111

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Background: Paroxysmal nocturnal haemoglobinuria (PNH) clones in children are rare but commonly associated with aplastic anaemia (AA) and myelodysplasia.Objective: This study aimed to determine the prevalence of PNH clones in paediatric patients with idiopathic AA, identify differences in clinical and laboratory features and outcomes, and determine the impact of clone size on clinical presentation.Methods: Patients with confirmed idiopathic AA who were tested for PNH between September 2013 and January 2018 at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, were included. PNH clones were detected in neutrophils and monocytes by flow cytometry using fluorescent aerolysin, CD24, CD66b and CD14. Results: Twenty-nine children with AA were identified and 11 were excluded. Ten patients (10/18, 55.6%) had PNH clones ranging from 0.11% to 24%. Compared to the PNH-negative group, these children were older (median: 10 years vs 4 years, p= 0.02) and had significantly lower total white cell counts (median 1.7 × 109/L vs 3.2 × 109/L; p= 0.04). There was no difference in median absolute neutrophil count or haemoglobin concentration. Four patients in each group received immunosuppressive therapy (IST). At six months, all four patients with PNH clones had responded, compared to one in the PNH-negative group. Conclusion: More than half of children with AA had a PNH clone. The size of the clone did not impact clinical severity; however, IST use may positively impact prognosis. We recommend early initiation of IST in patients with AA to avoid delays associated with human leukocyte antigen typing.


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Humans , Male , Female , Integrative Pediatrics , Anemia, Aplastic , Histocompatibility Testing , Dyspnea, Paroxysmal , Flow Cytometry
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African Health Sciences ; 22(3): 81-92, 2022-10-26. Tables
Article in English | AIM | ID: biblio-1401048

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Background: Anaemia in pregnancy is a known public health problem in South Africa. Maternal, perinatal morbidity and mortality are known to be associated with anaemia in pregnancy. Very little is known from literature with regards to the progression of anaemia during the antenatal period of pregnancy. Objectives: To estimate haemoglobin levels, the prevalence and determinants of anaemia at different gestational ages and to show the trend. Method: A retrospective cohort (follow-up) study was conducted using the antenatal clinic register. Prevalence rates of anaemia (haemoglobin < 11 g/dl) at different gestational ages were measured. Factors associated with anaemia were assessed using chisquare test and stepwise multivariate logistic regression analysis. Results: A total of 801 pregnant women were enrolled at the booking visit and followed-up during their antenatal period. The prevalence of anaemia at the booking visit was 37%. The prevalence of anaemia at 20, 26, 32 and 36 weeks of gestation were 36.6%, 39.6%, 39.8% and 29.2% respectively. Binary logistic regression at the booking visit showed that teenage women were 2.5 times more likely to have anaemia (OR=2.5, p=0.005) than older women. Women who booked during the first trimester were 60% less likely to have anaemia (OR= 0.40, P=0.005) at the booking visit and 62% less likely to be anaemic at 36 weeks of gestation (OR=0.38, p=0.013) compared to those who booked late for antenatal care. Conclusion: Prevalence of anaemia during pregnancy was high. Early booking for antenatal care was a predictor for lower rate of anaemia. Thus, health education strategy should be encouraged for early antenatal booking


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Prenatal Care , Hemoglobins , Pregnancy , Anger Management Therapy , Anemia, Aplastic , South Africa , Prevalence
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African Health Sciences ; 22(3): 718-725, 2022-10-26. Figures, Tables
Article in English | AIM | ID: biblio-1401990

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Background: Functional iron deficiency has been found to be a common cause of poor response to erythropoiesis stimulating agents in anaemic patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Objectives: Assess the functional iron status of patients with chronic kidney disease. Methods: This was a hospital based cross sectional study. The study subjects were chronic kidney disease patients with age and sex matched healthy controls. Full blood count, serum ferritin, soluble transferring receptor, C-reactive protein, serum iron and total iron binding capacity were measured in the patients and healthy controls. Data was analyzed with statistical package for the social sciences software version 22.0. And the level of statistical significance was set at p. value < 0.05. Results: The mean ± SD of the age of patient with CKD was 55.0 + 15.4 years, while that of controls was 52.7 + 13.6 years. The mean serum ferritin, serum iron, TIBC and CRP were significantly higher in patients compared with controls (p<0.001, 0.023, <0.001 and 0.001) respectively. Functional iron deficiency was seen in 19.5% of patients with CKD. Conclusion: The predominant form of iron deficiency in our study was functional iron deficiency


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Colonic Diseases, Functional , Renal Insufficiency, Chronic , Iron Deficiencies , Anemia, Aplastic , Patients , Hematinics , Nigeria
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Frontiers of Medicine ; (4): 718-727, 2021.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-922504

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Severe aplastic anemia II (SAA-II) progresses from non-severe aplastic anemia (NSAA). The unavailability of efficacious treatment has prompted the need for haploidentical bone marrow transplantation (haplo-BMT) in patients lacking a human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-matched donor. This study aimed to investigate the efficacy of haplo-BMT for patients with SAA-II. Twenty-two patients were included and followed up, and FLU/BU/CY/ATG was used as conditioning regimen. Among these patients, 21 were successfully engrafted, 19 of whom survived after haplo-BMT. Four patients experienced grade II-IV aGvHD, including two with grade III-IV aGvHD. Six patients experienced chronic GvHD, among whom four were mild and two were moderate. Twelve patients experienced infections during BMT. One was diagnosed with post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder and one with probable EBV disease, and both recovered after rituximab infusion. Haplo-BMT achieved 3-year overall survival and disease-free survival rate of 86.4% ± 0.73% after a median follow-up of 42 months, indicating its effectiveness as a salvage therapy. These promising outcomes may support haplo-BMT as an alternative treatment strategy for patients with SAA-II lacking HLA-matched donors.


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Anemia, Aplastic/therapy , Bone Marrow Transplantation , Graft vs Host Disease , HLA Antigens , Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation , Humans , Transplantation Conditioning
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Journal of Experimental Hematology ; (6): 1601-1605, 2021.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-922302

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OBJECTIVE@#To analyze the clinical efficacy and safety of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT) for paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH), and preliminarily explore the role of an improved post-transplantation cyclophosphamide (PTCy) based conditioning regimen in PNH patients receiving transplantation.@*METHODS@#Clinical related data of PNH sufferers receiving allo-HSCT in Department of Hematology, Tongji Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology were collected, and hematopoietic reconstitution, chimerism, PNH cloning, graft-versus-host disease (GVHD), infection, and survival were analyzed.@*RESULTS@#Totally five PNH patients receiving allo-HSCT were enrolled, including 1 case with classic PNH, 3 cases with aplastic anemia-PNH syndrome, 1 case with myelodysplastic syndrome, three of them (case 1-3) received the improved PTCy based conditioning regimen before HSCT. All sufferers engrafted successfully within 28 days, the median time of neutrophil and platelet engraftment was 11 days and 12 days, respectively, no patient occurred acute or chronic GVHD, after a median follow-up of 16 months, all recipients survived and completely eliminated PNH cloning.@*CONCLUSION@#Allo-HSCT can completely clear PNH cloning and restore hematopoietic function with controllable complications, and the improved PTCy based conditioning regimen is proved to be effective in PNH transplantation.


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Anemia, Aplastic/therapy , Graft vs Host Disease , Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation , Hemoglobinuria, Paroxysmal/therapy , Humans , Transplantation Conditioning
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Journal of Experimental Hematology ; (6): 1548-1554, 2021.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-922293

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OBJECTIVE@#To observe the effects of Epimedium polysaccharides (EPS) on bone marrow hematopoietic function and Th17/Treg balance in aplastic anemia (AA) mice, and preliminarily explore its therapeutic mechanism.@*METHODS@#Forty BALB/C mice were randomly divided into control (control), model (model), stanozolol (stanozolol) and epimedium polysaccharide (EPS) group, with 10 mice in each group. Except for the control group, Acetophenazine, Gy irradiation and cyclophosphamide triple application were used to establish AA models for the other groups. After the model was established, the stanozolol group was intragastrically administered with 4 mg/kg stanozolol suspension, the EPS group was intragastrically administered with 100 mg/kg epimedium polysaccharide, while the control group and the model group were given an equal volume of 0.9% sodium chloride solution by gavage once a day, for 14 consecutive days. The automatic animal blood analyzer was used to detect the changes in peripheral blood hemoglobin (Hb), red blood cells (RBC), white blood cells (WBC) and platelets (PLT), flow cytometry was used to detect the proportion of Treg and Th17 cells, the levels of interleukin 2 (IL-2), interleukin 11 (IL-11) and tumor necrosis factor α (TNF-α) were detected by ELISA, the number of nucleated bone marrow cells was counted, HE staining and immunohistochemical staining were used to detect the number, the proliferation and apoptosis of bone marrow cells, Western blot was used to detect the expression of signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3), retinoic acid receptor-related orphan receptor γ (RORγt), transducer and activator of transcription 5 (STAT5) and fork head transcription factor 3 (Foxp3).@*RESULTS@#Compared with the model group, the levels of Hb, RBC, WBC and PLT in the peripheral blood of mice in stanozolol and EPS group significantly increased, the proportion of Th17 cells was significantly reduced, and the proportion of Treg cells significantly increased. The levels of IL-2 and TNF-α in serum were significantly reduced (P<0.05), the level of IL-11 significantly increased (P<0.05), the number of bone marrow nucleated cells significantly increased (P<0.05), the positive rate of Ki-67 significantly increased (P<0.05) and the positive rate of Caspase-3 was significantly reduced (P<0.05). At the same time, the protein expression of STAT3 and RORγt significantly decreased, and the protein expression of STAT5 and Foxp3 increased, the difference showed statistically significant (P<0.05).@*CONCLUSION@#EPS can promote the recovery of bone marrow hematopoietic function in AA mice and improve Th17/Treg imbalance, the mechanism may be related to the inhibition of STAT3/RORγt expression and promotion of STAT5/Foxp3 expression.


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Anemia, Aplastic , Animals , Bone Marrow , Epimedium , Mice , Mice, Inbred BALB C , Polysaccharides , T-Lymphocytes, Regulatory , Th17 Cells
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Journal of Experimental Hematology ; (6): 1896-1902, 2021.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-922220

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OBJECTIVE@#To analyze the clinical characteristics and factors affecting prognosis in children with severe aplastic anemia (SAA).@*METHODS@#Two hundred and five children with SAA treated in our department from January 2008 to April 2018 were selected, and the clinical characteristics and factors affecting prognosis were retrospectively analyzed.@*RESULTS@#Among 205 SAA children, the effective rate (CR+PR) at 3, 6 and 12 months after immunosuppressive therapy (IST) treatment was 50.9%, 59.0% and 73.9%, respectively, and 5-year overall survival rate was 93.1%±2.0%. Univariate analysis showed that 5-year overall survival rate of SAA children of spontaneous delivery was higher than that of cesarean section (P=0.039), while multivariate analysis showed that birth way had no significant influence on 5-year overall survival rate (P>0.05). The response rate at 3 months after IST of children with a recent history of decoration before SAA onset was higher than those without history of decoration (P<0.05).@*CONCLUSION@#Most of the SAA children can achieve high response rate and overall survival rate. Patients with recent history of home/school decoration may be the factor affecting hematological response after 3 months of IST, but have no influence on long-term overall survival.


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Anemia, Aplastic , Cesarean Section , Child , Female , Humans , Immunosuppressive Agents , Pregnancy , Prognosis , Retrospective Studies , Treatment Outcome
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-921532

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Objective To compare the efficacy and safety of cyclosporin A(CsA)and CsA combined with recombined human erythropoietin(rhEPO)in the treatment of patients with chronic aplastic anemia(CAA).Methods Data of 79 patients with CAA treated at Department of Hematology,PUMC Hospital between January 2016 and June 2018 were collected for retrospective analysis.Forty-five patients were treated with CsA+rhEPO,and the other 34 patients with CsA alone.All the enrolled patients were treated for at least 1.5-2.0 years and followed for at least 1.0 year.The efficacy,side effects,long-term outcomes were compared between the two groups,and factors that may influence the efficacy were analyzed.Results The patients treated with CsA+rhEPO included 14 males and 31 females,with a median age of 43(19,73)years old.The median treatment duration of CsA and rhEPO was 26(12,38)and 4(3,6)months,respectively,and the median followed-up time was 24(12,42)months.The patients treated with CsA alone included 16 males and 18 females,with a median age of 36(16,85)years old.The median CsA treatment duration was 24(12,40)months and the median follow-up time was 25(12,40)months.There was no statistical difference in baseline characteristics between the two groups(all


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Adolescent , Adult , Aged , Aged, 80 and over , Anemia, Aplastic/drug therapy , Cyclosporine/therapeutic use , Erythropoietin/therapeutic use , Female , Humans , Male , Middle Aged , Recombinant Proteins , Remission Induction , Retrospective Studies , Young Adult
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