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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-928728

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OBJECTIVE@#To analyze the influence of serum levels of transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1) and epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) on the therapeutic effect of high-dose cytarabine (HD-AraC) in patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML).@*METHODS@#98 patients with AML treated in our hospital from January 2019 to June 2020 were selected as the research subjects, all patients were treated with HD-AraC for 1 course of treatment every week. The effect of 2 groups were evaluated during after one course of treatment and divided into effective group and ineffective group, statistical table of baseline data was designed, the baseline data of 2 groups were counted in detail, the baseline data and serum levels of TGF-β1 and EGFR of 2 groups were compared, Logistic regression analysis was used to examine the relationship between the levels of serum TGF-β1, EGFR and the therapeutic effect of HD-AraC in patients with AML, the value of serum TGF-β1 and EGFR levels in predicting the therapeutic effect of HD-AraC in AML patients was analyzed based on ROC curve and decision curve.@*RESULTS@#After 1 course of treatment, among the 98 patients, 26 cases had complete remission, 38 cases had partially remission and 34 cases no remission, the total effective rate was 65.31% (64/98); after comparing data of 2 groups, Logistic regression analysis showed that the overexpression of serum EGFR before treatment might be a risk factor for the ineffective treatment of HD-AraC in AML patients (OR>1, P<0.05), overexpression of serum TGF-β1 before treatment might be a protective factor for the ineffective treatment of HD-AraC in AML patients (OR<1, P<0.05); the ROC curve results showed that the AUC of serum EGFR and TGF-β1 before treatment in predicting the risk of ineffective HD-AraC treatment in AML patients were >0.70, which had certain predictive value. The decision curve results showed that in the threshold range of 0.15-044, the prediction model combined with serum EGFR and TGF-β1 levels in predicting the net benefit rate of HD-AraC treatment in AML patients was better than that of serum EGFR or serum TGF-β1 alone.@*CONCLUSION@#The levels of serum TGF-β1 and EGFR affect the therapeutic effect of HD-AraC in patients with AML and increase the risk of ineffective treatment, serum TGF-β1 and EGFR can be used to predict the risk of ineffective HD-AraC treatment in AML patients, and the combined prediction of net benefit rate is higher.


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Cytarabine/therapeutic use , ErbB Receptors/blood , Humans , Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute/drug therapy , Remission Induction , Transforming Growth Factor beta1/blood
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Journal of Experimental Hematology ; (6): 1071-1079, 2021.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-888520

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OBJECTIVE@#To compare the efficacy and safety of different doses of daunorubicin combined with a standard dose of cytarabine as induction chemotherapy in newly diagnosed primary acute myeloid leukemia (AML) patients.@*METHODS@#The clinical data and outcome were retrospectively analyzed in 86 newly diagnosed primary AML patients who were under 65 years old and treated with daunorubicin combined with cytarabine (DA regimen) at West China Hospital of Sichuan University from January 2017 to June 2019. Patients were divided into 2 groups based on the dose of daunorubicin they received, 35 cases in the escalated-dose group [75 mg/(m@*RESULTS@#Median follow-up time of all the patients was 15 months. The CR rate and MRD@*CONCLUSION@#The escalated dose of daunorubicin can induce higher complete remission rate, deeper remission and longer duration of remission without increasing adverse events in newly diagnosed primary AML patients.


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Aged , Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols , Cytarabine/therapeutic use , Daunorubicin , Humans , Induction Chemotherapy , Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute/drug therapy , Remission Induction , Retrospective Studies
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Journal of Experimental Hematology ; (6): 1845-1850, 2021.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-922345

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OBJECTIVE@#To investigate the efficacy of high-risk myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) patients treated by different doses of decitabine (DAC) and its safety.@*METHODS@#Thirty patients with high-risk MDS were all treated by demethylation drug DAC. According to the doses of DAC, 30 patients were divided into 10-day regimen [6 mg/(m@*RESULTS@#The patients were followed up to May 2020, in the 10-day regimen group, 10 cases achieved complete remission (CR), 3 cases achieved partial remission (PR), and 2 cases were progressive disease (PD). Four cases died, including 1 case for heart failure, 2 cases for respiratory failure and 1 case for serious infection. In the 5-day regimen group, 11 cases achieved CR, 1 case achieved PR, 3 cases were PD. Five cases died, including 2 cases for heart failure and 3 for serious infection. The CR rate and ORR of the patients in the two groups were 66.67% vs 73.33%, 86.67% vs 80.00%, respectively, which showed no significant differences, and the efficacy also showed no significant difference. After treatment, the levels of WBC, NE, Hb and PLT of the patients in 10-day regimen group were higher than those in 5-day regimen. In the 10-day regimen group, there were 11 cases of pneumonia, 2 cases of bacteremia, 1 case of skin infection and 1 case of urinary tract infection. While in the 5-day regimen group, 13 cases of pneumonia, 5 cases bacteremia, 1 case of skin infection and 3 cases of urinary tract infection. There were 2 cases with mild gastrointestinal response in the 10-day regimen group, and 7 cases with obvious nausea and anorexia in the 5-day regimen group. The symptoms were relieved after the treatment of acid suppression, stomach protection and antiemetic. The liver, kidney and heart function were monitored. One case liver function damage and 2 cases cardiac insufficiency were observed in the 10-day regimen group. Seven cases regimen cardiac insufficiency and 4 cases regimen liver function damage were observed in the 5-day regimen group.@*CONCLUSION@#10-day regimen and 5-day regimen are equally effective, but 10-day regimen is less myelosuppressive and more safer, which can be applied in clinical.


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Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols , Azacitidine/therapeutic use , Cytarabine/therapeutic use , Decitabine/therapeutic use , Humans , Myelodysplastic Syndromes/drug therapy , Treatment Outcome
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-880132

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OBJECTIVE@#To analysis the relationship between different BMI (body mass index) and the clinical characteristics, laboratory examination indexes of newly diagnosed adult patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML), so as to investigate the effects of BMI to the efficacy of first induction chemotherapy.@*METHODS@#The clinical data of 145 newly diagnosed adult AML patients treated in the First Hospital of Lanzhou University from August 2015 to August 2019 were retrospective analyzed. According to the guidelines for prevention and control of overweight and obesity in Chinese adults, the BMI (kg/m@*RESULTS@#Among the 145 newly diagnosed adult AML patients, there were 71 males and 74 females. The median age was 50 years old(range 18 to 82 years old). There were 21 patients in underweight group (14.5%), 79 patients in normal weight group (54.5%), and 45 patients in overweight and obese group (31.0%). The patients with higher BMI level showed the older in age(P=0.018). There were significant differences in sex between the patients in each group(P=0.035). In overweight and obese patients, the number of male was significantly higher than female. There were no statistical differences in AML classification, comorbidities(Diabetes, hypertension, coronary heart disease), hospital days, whether secondary AML and FLT3 gene mutation among the patients in different BMI groups. There were significant differences in TG of the patients in the different groups, the overweight and obese patients were higher (P=0.007). There were no significant differences in WBC and Hb counts, ALB, TC, HDL, LDL, or LDH between the patients in each BMI group at newly diagnosed. The complete remission rate of the patients in the low body mass group or overweight and obese group were lower than that in the normal body weight group (P=0.035). The rate of documented infection during the first induction chemotherapy were significantly higher for the patients in low body mass group than those in normal weight group or overweight and obese group (P=0.038). There was no statistical difference in chemotherapy regimens, the number of chemotherapy until CR, febrile neutropenia, bleeding, and the time of neutropenia, liver and kidney toxicity among each BMI group. Multivariate analysis showed that overweight and obese (P=0.012) , FLT3 mutation (P=0.015) were the risk factors affecting the CR rate of the patients. And the patients with secondary AML, high-risk type, and newly diagnosed WBC ≥50×10@*CONCLUSION@#In newly diagnosed adult patients with AML, low body mass, overweight and obesity, and FLT3 mutations were the factors reducing the early efficacy of AML patients. There were more adverse reactions induced by chemotherapy in the low body mass group. Therefore, inappropriate BMI level can be a risk factor for assessing the prognosis of adults with newly diagnosed AML.


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Adolescent , Adult , Aged , Aged, 80 and over , Body Mass Index , Cytarabine/therapeutic use , Female , Humans , Induction Chemotherapy , Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute/drug therapy , Male , Middle Aged , Prognosis , Retrospective Studies , Young Adult
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-880078

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OBJECTIVE@#To study the efficacy and safety of continuous intravenous infusion of 2-Chlorodeoxyadenosine (2-CdA) combined with high-dose cytarabine (Ara-C) and granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) (CLAG regiem) in the treatment of relapsed/refractory acute myeloid leukemia (AML).@*METHODS@#Fifteen patients with refractory/relapsed AML hospitalized in 5 medical units such as Department of Hematology, the Affiliated Tumor Hospital of Zhengzhou University and received one course of CLAG regimen from June 2014 to August 2019 were analyzed retrospectively (specifically: cladribine 5 mg/M@*RESULTS@#Among the 15 patients with refractory/relapsed AML, 9 males and 6 females, the median age was 35 (13-63) years old. FAB classification: 1 case of M@*CONCLUSION@#The CLAG regimen consisting of continuous intravenous infusion of cladribine shows high CR in the treatment of AML patients, but the duration of CR is short, myelosuppression is sever, so that infection control is the key. Allogeneic hematopoietic stem cells transplantation should be performed as soon as possible after CR.


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Adolescent , Adult , Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols , Cladribine/therapeutic use , Cytarabine/therapeutic use , Female , Granulocyte Colony-Stimulating Factor/therapeutic use , Humans , Infusions, Intravenous , Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute/drug therapy , Male , Middle Aged , Retrospective Studies , Treatment Outcome , Young Adult
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Hematol., Transfus. Cell Ther. (Impr.) ; 42(3): 252-254, July-Sept. 2020.
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1134035

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ABSTRACT Introduction:: Most adults with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) will eventually relapse from their disease. The combination of 7-day cytarabine and an anthracycline on days 1-3 (the so called "7 + 3" regimen) can be considered standard of care of younger patients with AML. However, the treatment of the elderly ineligible for intensive chemotherapy remains a challenge. Low-dose of subcutaneous cytarabine or hypomethylating agents (HMA) have been studied this group. There are no studies investigating physician practice variation in treating AML in Brazil. Methods:: We developed a survey with ten questions in order to explore the approach to AML in Brazil. Results:: The sample size comprised 100 hematologists. Most reported regular (63%) or occasional (29%) treatment of AML patients. Karyotype analysis and polymerase chain reaction were available in 88% and 71% of institutions, respectively. Next generation sequencing analysis was used in 7% of instituitions. Younger patients receive the "7 + 3" protocol with continuous infusion of cytarabine and anthracycline in 98% of cases. The preferred anthracycline is daunorubicin (64%), followed by idarubicin (34%). The most prescribed daunorubicin dose was 60 mg/m2 (56%). Consolidation after CR with high cytarabine doses (HIDAC) was indicated by 84% of hematologists and 70% use 3 g/m2 twice a day for 3 days. Elderly and unfit patients received HMA (47%) as the preferred treatment. Conclusion:: We showed that the most prevalent AML treatments were according to current guidelines. There is room to improve on the availability of diagnostic tools and the capacity to perform bone marrow transplantation.


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Humans , Brazil , Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute/therapy , Surveys and Questionnaires , Bone Marrow Transplantation , Idarubicin/therapeutic use , Daunorubicin/therapeutic use , Anthracyclines/therapeutic use , Cytarabine/therapeutic use
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Journal of Experimental Hematology ; (6): 1991-1997, 2020.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-880004

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OBJECTIVE@#To evaluate the efficacy of decitabine combined with low-dose CEG regimen (DCEG) and decitabine combined with low-dose CAG regimen (DCAG) in the treatment of elderly patients with MDS and MDS-transformed acute myeloid leukemia (AML).@*METHODS@#A prospective study was conducted in 7 medical centers, 45 patients with MDS (≥ 60 years old) and MDS-transformed AML from October 2016 to January 2019 were enrolled, with the median age of 68.5 years old. The risk stratification of patients was poor or very poor, according to IPSS-R score. The treament results of decitabine combined with CEG and decitabine combined with CAG were compared.@*RESULTS@#The comparison of the two regiem showed that the DCEG regimen had advantages on total effective rate (ORR, 86.4% vs 47.8%, respectively), overall survival time (OS) (10.0 months vs 6.0 months, respectively) and progression-free survival time (PFS) (9.0 months vs 3.0 months, respectively). About 50% of MDS patients treated by DCEG regimen achieved PR or CR, with a median OS of 31 months. Multivariate analysis showed that patients with PR or CR after induction therapy and DCEG regimen had longer survival time (31months). The incidence of bone marrow suppression, infection and treatment-related mortality rate were similar between the two groups.@*CONCLUSION@#Decitabine combined with CEG regimen could improve the survival of patients with high-risk MDS and MDS-transformed AML. The conclusion of the reaserch needs to be validated by a larger prospective randomized clinical trial.


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Aclarubicin , Aged , Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols , Azacitidine/therapeutic use , Cytarabine/therapeutic use , Decitabine/therapeutic use , Granulocyte Colony-Stimulating Factor , Humans , Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute/drug therapy , Myelodysplastic Syndromes/drug therapy , Patients , Prospective Studies , Treatment Outcome
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Rev. méd. Chile ; 147(1): 9-17, 2019. tab, graf
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-991367

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Background: Mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) has high relapse and mortality rates. There is a survival benefit when treatment is intensified with cytarabine (AraC), hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) and maintenance with rituximab. Aim: To assess the outcomes of patients with MCL treated in a university hospital. Material and Methods: Review of an oncology center database and medical records identifying patients with MCL treated between 2006 and 2017. Death dates were obtained from the death certificate database of the National Identification Service. We analyzed the response rate, overall survival (OS) and progression-free survival (PFS). As a secondary objective, the survival impact of AraC, HCT and maintenance with rituximab, was also analyzed. Results: Information on 20 patients aged 62 ± 11 years, followed for a median of 45 months was retrieved. Eighty-five percent were diagnosed at an advanced stage. The most used first-line regime was R-CHOP in 11 patients, followed by R-HyperCVAD in five. Only 47% achieved complete response. 4-year PFS and OS were of 30 and 77% respectively. Mantle Cell Lymphoma International Prognostic Index (MIPI) significantly predicted PFS and OS. Maintenance with rituximab or HCT was associated with better PFS (48 vs 21 months, p < 0.01). The exposure to AraC or HCT, in refractory or relapsed disease, was associated with an increase in PFS from 9 to 28 months (p = 0,02) and 4-year OS from 40 to 100% (p = 0.05). OS increased even more, from 25 to 100% in those with high-risk MIPI (p = 0.04). Conclusions: The incorporation of AraC, HCT and maintenance with rituximab in the therapeutic backbone of MCL, especially for high-risk cases, was associated with improved survival.


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Humans , Male , Female , Adult , Middle Aged , Aged , Aged, 80 and over , Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation/methods , Lymphoma, Mantle-Cell/surgery , Lymphoma, Mantle-Cell/drug therapy , Cytarabine/therapeutic use , Rituximab/therapeutic use , Antineoplastic Agents, Immunological/therapeutic use , Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic/therapeutic use , Time Factors , Retrospective Studies , Risk Factors , Treatment Outcome , Sex Distribution , Combined Modality Therapy , Age Distribution , Statistics, Nonparametric , Lymphoma, Mantle-Cell/mortality , Kaplan-Meier Estimate , Progression-Free Survival , Neoplasm Recurrence, Local
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Rev. Hosp. Ital. B. Aires (2004) ; 37(4): 142-145, dic. 2017. ilus
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-1095740

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La infección diseminada por Fusarium se ha convertido en un problema creciente en las personas con neoplasias hematológicas malignas, principalmente en pacientes con leucemias agudas; se describen cada vez más casos en aquellos sometidos a un trasplante de médula ósea. No existe un tratamiento óptimo establecido para la fusariosis diseminada. La mortalidad global comunicada de esta infección oscila entre el 50 y el 80%. Se presenta a continuación el caso de un paciente de sexo masculino de 29 años, con diagnóstico de leucemia mieloide aguda, que presenta como complicación una fusariosis diseminada, y logra sobrellevar un trasplante alogénico de médula ósea en el Hospital Italiano de San Justo (Argentina) de forma exitosa. (AU)


Disseminated fusariosis has become an increasing problem in people with hematopoietic neoplasms, mainly in patients affected by acute leukemias, and even more in those who undergo hematopoietic cell transplantation. There is not an optimal treatment for disseminated fusariosis. The global mortality described in the literature is between 50% and 80%. We introduce a case of a 29 year old patient with diagnosis of acute myeloid leukemia complicated with disseminated fusariosis, who copes with an allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation with a successful outcome in the "Hospital Italiano de San Justo" (Argentina). (AU)


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Humans , Male , Adult , Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute/surgery , Bone Marrow Transplantation/trends , Fusariosis/therapy , Azacitidine/adverse effects , Tobacco Use Disorder , Transplantation, Homologous , Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute/complications , Amphotericin B/administration & dosage , Amphotericin B/therapeutic use , Mitoxantrone/administration & dosage , Mitoxantrone/therapeutic use , Adrenal Cortex Hormones/therapeutic use , Cytarabine/administration & dosage , Cytarabine/therapeutic use , Positron-Emission Tomography , Drug Therapy , Fever , Fusariosis/microbiology , Fusariosis/mortality , Fusariosis/epidemiology , Fusariosis/diagnostic imaging , Myalgia , Voriconazole/administration & dosage , Voriconazole/therapeutic use , Filgrastim/therapeutic use , Marijuana Use , Cocaine Smoking , Terbinafine/therapeutic use , Melphalan/administration & dosage , Melphalan/therapeutic use , Anti-Bacterial Agents/therapeutic use
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Clinics ; 71(1): 10-16, Jan. 2016. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: lil-771947

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OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the efficacy of 252Californium neutron intracavitary brachytherapy using a two-channel Y applicator combined with external beam radiotherapy for the treatment of endometrial cancer. METHODS: Thirty-one patients with stage I-III endometrial cancer were recruited for this study. The stage I patients received only 252Californium neutron intracavitary brachytherapy with a two-channel applicator. The stage II and III patients received both 252Californium neutron intracavitary brachytherapy using a two-channel applicator and parallel-opposed whole pelvic radiotherapy. RESULTS: The five-year local control rate was 80.6% (25/31), the overall survival rate was 51.6% (16/31), and the disease-free survival rate was 54.8% (17/31). The incidence of serious late complications was 12.9% (4/31). CONCLUSIONS: 252Californium neutron intracavitary brachytherapy using a two-channel applicator combined with external beam radiotherapy was effective for treating endometrial cancer and the incidence of serious late complications related to this combination was within an acceptable range.


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Adult , Aged , Female , Humans , Middle Aged , Adenocarcinoma/radiotherapy , Brachytherapy/methods , Californium/therapeutic use , Endometrial Neoplasms/radiotherapy , Adenocarcinoma/mortality , Adenocarcinoma/pathology , Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols/therapeutic use , Brachytherapy/instrumentation , Combined Modality Therapy , Carmustine/therapeutic use , Cytarabine/therapeutic use , Endometrial Neoplasms/mortality , Endometrial Neoplasms/pathology , Follow-Up Studies , Melphalan/therapeutic use , Podophyllotoxin/therapeutic use , Survival Rate , Treatment Outcome
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Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-59857

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BACKGROUND: Nucleophosmin gene (NPM1) mutation may be a good molecular marker for assessing the clinical status and predicting the outcomes in AML patients. We evaluated the applicability of NPM1 type A mutation (NPM1-mutA) quantitation for this purpose. METHODS: Twenty-seven AML patients with normal karyotype but bearing the mutated NPM1 were enrolled in the study, and real-time quantitative PCR of NPM1-mutA was performed on 93 bone marrow (BM) samples (27 samples at diagnosis and 56 at follow-up). The NPM1-mutA allele burdens (represented as the NPM1-mutA/Abelson gene (ABL) ratio) at diagnosis and at follow-up were compared. RESULTS: The median NPM1-mutA/ABL ratio was 1.3287 at diagnosis and 0.092 at 28 days after chemotherapy, corresponding to a median log10 reduction of 1.7061. Significant correlations were observed between BM blast counts and NPM1-mutA quantitation results measured at diagnosis (γ=0.5885, P=0.0012) and after chemotherapy (γ=0.5106, P=0.0065). Total 16 patients achieved morphologic complete remission at 28 days after chemotherapy, and 14 (87.5%) patients showed a >3 log10 reduction of the NPM1-mutA/ABL ratio. The NPM1-mutA allele was detected in each of five patients who had relapsed, giving a median increase of 0.91-fold of the NPM1-mutA/ABL ratio at relapse over that at diagnosis. CONCLUSIONS: The NPM1-mutA quantitation results corresponded to BM assessment results with high stability at relapse, and could predict patient outcomes. Quantitation of the NPM1-mutA burden at follow-up would be useful in the management of AML patients harboring this gene mutation.


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Antineoplastic Agents/therapeutic use , Bone Marrow/metabolism , Cytarabine/therapeutic use , Daunorubicin , Humans , Karyotype , Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute/drug therapy , Mutation , Nuclear Proteins/genetics , Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction , Recurrence , Remission Induction , Retrospective Studies , Sequence Analysis, DNA , fms-Like Tyrosine Kinase 3/genetics
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Anon.
Rev. cuba. farm ; 49(4)oct.-dic. 2015.
Article in Spanish | LILACS, CUMED | ID: lil-780756

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FORMA FARMACÉUTICA: bulbo DENOMINACIÓN COMÚN INTERNACIONAL: arabinósido de citosina. COMPOSICIÓN: cada bulbo contiene 100 mg y 500 mg de arabinósido de citosina en solución. CATEGORÍA FARMACOLÓGICA: antineoplásico, agente citotóxico, antimetabolito, analógo de las pirimidinas. FARMACOCINÉTICA: la biodisponibilidad por VO es escasa (menor que 20 %). La distribución es amplia y rápida por los tejidos. Atraviesa las barreras placentarias y hematoencefálica, alcanza el LCR hasta 40‒50 por ciento de la concentración plasmática. Es metabolizado por citidina desaminasa, dando lugar fundamentalmente a arabinósido de uracilo, que es un metabolito inactivo y a trifosfato de aracitidina (activo). La desaminación se produce en el hígado, plasma y tejidos periféricos. Se elimina por la orina (± 80 por ciento) en las primeras 24 h. La vida media de eliminación terminal es 1-3 h. INDICACIONES: leucemia linfocítica y mielocítica aguda y leucemia meníngea. También se emplea en esquemas de segunda o tercera línea de linfomas no Hodgkin y leucemia mieloide crónica. Eritroleucemia. CONTRAINDICACIONES: hipersensibilidad conocida a la citosina. Pacientes con depresión de la médula ósea, enfermedades debilitantes e infecciones virales recientes como varicela o herpes zoster. USO EN POBLACIONES ESPECIALES: LM: datos no disponibles. E: categoría de riesgo D PRECAUCIONES: LM: no se conoce su excreción por la leche humana; no obstante, se recomienda suspender la lactancia materna durante la administración del fármaco. CARCINOGENICIDAD: grupo de riesgo 3. Los efectos depresores de la médula ósea de la citarabina pueden dar lugar a un aumento de la incidencia de infecciones, retardo en la cicatrización y hemorragia gingival. Deben ser cuidadosamente monitoreados los recuentos hemáticos. Si el recuento de leucocitos arroja CAN menor que 1 000 células/mm3 y las plaquetas están por debajo de 50 000 celulas/mm3, el tratamiento debe ser interrumpido. Los valores pueden continuar bajando aún después de que la administración de citarabina sea suspendida. El tratamiento puede reiniciarse cuando existen signos evidentes de recuperación de la médula ósea. Cuando se administran de forma rápida altas dosis por vía IV, los pacientes pueden presentar náusea y vómito durante algunas horas después de la inyección; este problema se presenta en forma menos severa cuando se administra por infusión. En pacientes con enfermedad hepática previa se deberán suministrar dosis menores de citosina, ya que en el hígado ocurre el proceso de detoxificación de este medicamento. Cuando tiene lugar una lisis celular rápida, se deben tomar las debidas precauciones para evitar hiperuricemia y hiperuricosuria y el riesgo de nefropatía por ácido úrico. La neurotoxicidad está asociada con los tratamientos de altas dosis y pueden presentarse como: toxicidad cerebelar aguda o puede ser severa con convulsiones y/o coma, incluso suele ser retardada, hasta 3‒8 días después que el tratamiento haya comenzado. El riesgo de toxicidad cerebelar se incrementa cuando el aclaramiento de creatinina sea inferior a 60 mL/min, edad mayor de 50 años, lesión preexistente del SNC y niveles de fosfatasa alcalina mayor que tres veces el límite superior normal. La conjuntivitis es prevenida y tratada con gotas de solución salina y/o corticosteroides. Como profilaxis, las gotas oculares deben comenzarse de 6 a 12 h antes de iniciar el tratamiento con la citarabina, y continuar hasta 24 h después de haber finalizado esta. El término de altas dosis se define como dosis IV de 2 a 3 g/m2/dosis, cada 12‒24 h, por 4‒12 dosis o de 36 g/m2 en monoterapia, generalmente combinado con otros agentes utilizados en tratamientos con altas dosis de quimioterapia. Puede presentarse el llamado síndrome de la citarabina que se caracteriza por fiebre, mialgia, dolor óseo, dolor torácico, rash maculopapular, astenia y conjuntivitis, puede ocurrir de 6 a 12 h después de la administración de la citarabina. Puede ser tratado de manera eficaz con...(AU)


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Humans , Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin/therapy , Leukemia, Lymphoid/therapy , Leukemia, Erythroblastic, Acute/therapy , Leukemia, Myeloid/therapy , Cytarabine/therapeutic use
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Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-183080

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For decades, maintenance chemotherapy has failed to improve the cure rate or prolong the survival of patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML), other than those with acute promyelocytic leukemia. Immediately after the first complete remission following consolidation therapy was obtained, oral maintenance chemotherapy (daily 6-mercaptopurine and weekly methotrexate) was given and continued for two years in transplant-ineligible AML patients. Leukemia-free survival (LFS) and overall survival (OS) were studied and compared between these patients and the historical control group who did not receive maintenance therapy. Consecutive 52 transplant-ineligible AML patients were analyzed. Among these patients, 27 received oral maintenance chemotherapy. No significant difference was found in the patients' characteristics between the maintenance and the control groups. The median OS was 43 (95% CI, 19-67) and 19 (95% CI, 8-30) months in the maintenance and the control groups, respectively (P = 0.202). In the multivariate analysis, the presence of maintenance therapy was an independent prognostic factor for better OS (P = 0.021) and LFS (P = 0.024). Clinical benefit from maintenance chemotherapy was remarkable in older patients (> or = 60 yr) (P = 0.035), those with intermediate or unfavorable cytogenetics (P = 0.006), those with initial low blast count in peripheral blood (P = 0.044), and those receiving less than two cycles of consolidation therapy (P = 0.017). Maintenance oral chemotherapy as a post-remission therapy can prolong the survival of patients with AML who are not eligible for transplantation, particularly older patients, those with intermediate or unfavorable cytogenetics, those with initial low blast count, and those receiving less than two cycles of consolidation therapy.


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Mercaptopurine/therapeutic use , Adolescent , Adult , Aged , Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic/therapeutic use , Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols/therapeutic use , Cytarabine/therapeutic use , Disease-Free Survival , Female , Humans , Idarubicin/therapeutic use , Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute/drug therapy , Maintenance Chemotherapy/methods , Male , Methotrexate/therapeutic use , Middle Aged , Remission Induction , Treatment Outcome , Young Adult
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Rev. cuba. hematol. inmunol. hemoter ; 30(2): 98-107, abr.-jun. 2014.
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: lil-714387

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La leucemia mieloide aguda (LMA) es una enfermedad neoplásica de la médula ósea en la que los pacientes con la translocación (8;21) representan un subgrupo con características clínicas y biológicas específicas. Esta alteración citogenética resulta de la fusión de dos genes, dando lugar a una proteína quimérica formada por un dominio N-terminal del gen AML1 y cuatro dominios C-terminales del gen ETO. Esta proteína tiene múltiples efectos en la regulación de la proliferación, la diferenciación y la viabilidad de las células leucémicas. La translocación puede ser detectada como una sola anomalía genética o como parte de anomalías complejas. A diferencia de otros pacientes, el diagnóstico de LMA con t(8;21) puede ser realizado con menos del 20 por ciento de blastos en la médula ósea. La enfermedad se caracteriza por anomalías genéticas adicionales, las células leucémicas muestran un perfil de expresión global de genes y un perfil de microARNs. Usualmente hay un bajo riesgo de recaída de la leucemia después de altas dosis de citosina arabinósido


Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a heterogeneous bone marrow malignancy where patients with the cytogenetic t(8;21) abnormality represent a subset with specific clinical and biological characteristics. The translocation results in an in-frame fusion of two genes, resulting in a fusion protein of one N-terminal domain from the AML1 gene and four C-terminal domains from the ETO gene. This protein has multiple effects on the regulation of the proliferation, the differentiation and the viability of leukemic cells. The translocation can be detected as the only genetic abnormality or as part of more complex abnormalities. In contrast to other AML patients, the diagnosis of t(8;21) AML can be made even when less than 20 percent leukemic blasts are present in the bone marrow. The leukemic cells show specific global gene expression and microRNA profiles; and usually there is a low risk of leukemia relapse after high-dose cytarabine therapy


Subject(s)
Humans , Cytarabine/therapeutic use , Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute/genetics , Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute/drug therapy
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Rev. cuba. med ; 51(2): 197-204, abr.-jun. 2012.
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: lil-642057

ABSTRACT

La leucemia mieloide aguda abarca un heterógeneo espectro de enfermedades, de naturaleza maligna y clonal, que representan un reto formidable para la medicina moderna. Con la excepción de la leucemia promielocítica, los resultados terapéuticos alcanzados continúan siendo desalentadores. Recientemente han surgido datos que demuestran mejores resultados con el uso de altas dosis de antraciclinas en la inducción. Se presentó el primer caso en Cuba, en cuya inducción se utilizó la rubidomicina a 100 mg/m² por 3 d, más el arabinósido de citosina a 100 mg/m² por 7 d, ambos en infusión endovenosa continua. La evolución clínica es satisfactoria hasta el momento. Se revisó brevemente la literatura médica al respecto...


The acute myeloid leukemia includes an heterogeneous spectrum of diseases of malignant and clonal origin representing a challenge of the current medicine. With the exception of the pro-myelocytic, the achieved therapeutical results continue being discouraging. Recently are available data demonstrating better results with the use of high doses of anthracycline in the induction. This is the first case in Cuba where in induction it was used the 100 mg/m² rubidomicin plus 100 mg/m2 for three days plus 100 mg/m² arabinoside for seven days, both in continuous intravenous infusion. The clinical course is satisfactory until now. Authors made a brief review of medical literature in this respect...


Subject(s)
Humans , Female , Young Adult , Cytarabine/administration & dosage , Cytarabine/therapeutic use , Daunorubicin/administration & dosage , Daunorubicin/therapeutic use , Infusions, Intravenous/methods , Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute/drug therapy , Cuba
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Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-128869

ABSTRACT

Primary CNS lymphoma (PCNSL) is a very uncommon disease in children, and usually treated by chemotherapy, combined with focal or craniospinal radiotherapy (RT). However, adverse effects of RT are a concern. We evaluated the outcomes of childhood PCNSL, treated with systemic and intrathecal chemotherapy, but without RT. For fifteen years, six patients among 175 of non-Hodgkin lymphoma were diagnosed as PCNSL in Seoul National University Children's Hospital and we analyzed their medical records retrospectively. Their male:female ratio was 5:1, and median age was 10.1 yr. The primary sites were the sellar area in three patients, parietal area in one, cerebellum in one, and multiple areas in one. Their pathologic diagnoses were diffuse large B-cell lymphoma in three patients, Burkitt lymphoma in two, and undifferentiated B-cell lymphoma in one. Five were treated with the LMB96 treatment protocol, and one was treated with the CCG-106B protocol. None had RT as a first-line treatment. One patient had a local relapse and received RT and salvage chemotherapy, without success. No patient had treatment-related mortality. Their estimated 5-yr event-free and overall survival rates were both 83.3%. In conclusion, PCNSL is a rare disease in childhood, but successfully treated by chemotherapy without RT.


Subject(s)
Adolescent , Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols/therapeutic use , Central Nervous System Neoplasms/diagnosis , Child , Child, Preschool , Cyclophosphamide/therapeutic use , Cytarabine/therapeutic use , Disease-Free Survival , Doxorubicin/therapeutic use , Etoposide/therapeutic use , Female , Humans , Hydrocortisone/therapeutic use , Infant , Leucovorin/therapeutic use , Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin/diagnosis , Male , Methotrexate/therapeutic use , Prednisone/therapeutic use , Recurrence , Retrospective Studies , Tomography, X-Ray Computed , Treatment Outcome , Vincristine/therapeutic use
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Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-128853

ABSTRACT

Primary CNS lymphoma (PCNSL) is a very uncommon disease in children, and usually treated by chemotherapy, combined with focal or craniospinal radiotherapy (RT). However, adverse effects of RT are a concern. We evaluated the outcomes of childhood PCNSL, treated with systemic and intrathecal chemotherapy, but without RT. For fifteen years, six patients among 175 of non-Hodgkin lymphoma were diagnosed as PCNSL in Seoul National University Children's Hospital and we analyzed their medical records retrospectively. Their male:female ratio was 5:1, and median age was 10.1 yr. The primary sites were the sellar area in three patients, parietal area in one, cerebellum in one, and multiple areas in one. Their pathologic diagnoses were diffuse large B-cell lymphoma in three patients, Burkitt lymphoma in two, and undifferentiated B-cell lymphoma in one. Five were treated with the LMB96 treatment protocol, and one was treated with the CCG-106B protocol. None had RT as a first-line treatment. One patient had a local relapse and received RT and salvage chemotherapy, without success. No patient had treatment-related mortality. Their estimated 5-yr event-free and overall survival rates were both 83.3%. In conclusion, PCNSL is a rare disease in childhood, but successfully treated by chemotherapy without RT.


Subject(s)
Adolescent , Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols/therapeutic use , Central Nervous System Neoplasms/diagnosis , Child , Child, Preschool , Cyclophosphamide/therapeutic use , Cytarabine/therapeutic use , Disease-Free Survival , Doxorubicin/therapeutic use , Etoposide/therapeutic use , Female , Humans , Hydrocortisone/therapeutic use , Infant , Leucovorin/therapeutic use , Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin/diagnosis , Male , Methotrexate/therapeutic use , Prednisone/therapeutic use , Recurrence , Retrospective Studies , Tomography, X-Ray Computed , Treatment Outcome , Vincristine/therapeutic use
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Yonsei Medical Journal ; : 530-536, 2012.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-190369

ABSTRACT

PURPOSE: Despite extensive study, the use of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) vary considerably. The decision of which of these options to choose is complex and depends on both clinical and molecular variables as well as the availability and histocompatability of donor stem cells. So far there is no clear explanation on whether the expression of myeloperoxidase (MPO) relates to the prognosis of AML. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the prognostic significance of the MPO expression in the 140 patients with diagnosed AML treated at a single institution. RESULTS: In our study, MPO expression was associated with disease-free survival (DFS) and transplant was beneficial to overcome a negative prognostic effect of MPO-negative at diagnosis based upon the result that the DFS in patients received transplants are not significant between the MPO-positive group and MPO-negative group although DFS in all patients was different according to MPO expression. CONCLUSION: MPO expression at diagnosis helps to choose therapy for each AML patient and can differentiate AML patients who need transplantation.


Subject(s)
Adolescent , Adult , Aged , Aged, 80 and over , Cytarabine/therapeutic use , Disease-Free Survival , Female , Flow Cytometry , Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation , Humans , Idarubicin/therapeutic use , Immunophenotyping , Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute/drug therapy , Male , Middle Aged , Peroxidase/metabolism , Retrospective Studies , Young Adult
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An. bras. dermatol ; 86(4,supl.1): 104-106, jul,-ago. 2011. ilus
Article in English | LILACS | ID: lil-604134

ABSTRACT

Miliaria is a disorder of the eccrine sweat glands which occurs in conditions of increased heat and humidity. It can be associated with persistent febrile states as well as with certain drugs. We presented a 40 year-old female with myelodysplastic syndrome and progression to acute myelogenous leukemia who was admitted to the hospital for chemotherapy induction. The patient was treated with idarubicin and cytarabine. She became pancytopenic and developed neutropenic fever and was started on vancomycin and cefepime, but was persistently febrile with night sweats. Five days into her fevers, she developed diffuse, nonpruritic and fragile vesicles together with drenching nightsweats. The patient's exanthem was diagnosed as Miliaria crystallina, most probably induced by neutropenic fever and idarubucin exposure.


Miliária é uma desordem das glândulas sudoríparas écrinas, que ocorre em condições de aumento de calor e umidade. Miliária pode ser associada com estados febris persistentes bem como com certos medicamentos. Apresentamos o caso de uma mulher de 40 anos com síndrome mielodisplásica e progressão para leucemia mielóide aguda que foi admitida no hospital para quimioterapia de indução. A paciente foi tratada com idarrubicina e citarabina. Ela se tornou pancitopênica e desenvolveu neutropenia febril. Iniciou tratamento com vancomicina e cefepime, mas a febre com sudorese noturna continou. Cinco dias depois a paciente desenvolveu vesículas difusas, não pruríticas e frágeis juntamente com a persistência de sudorese noturna. O exantema do paciente foi diagnosticado como Miliária cristalina, provavelmente induzida por neutropenia febril e exposição a idarubucin.


Subject(s)
Adult , Female , Humans , Antibiotics, Antineoplastic/adverse effects , Fever/etiology , Idarubicin/adverse effects , Miliaria/chemically induced , Neutropenia/chemically induced , Antibiotics, Antineoplastic/therapeutic use , Cytarabine/therapeutic use , Idarubicin/therapeutic use , Induction Chemotherapy/adverse effects , Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute/drug therapy , Miliaria/pathology , Neutropenia/complications
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