New Clinical Advisory Issued by National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

The National Institutes of Health’s National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute has suspended enrollment for the clinical study BMT CTN 0901 conducted by the Blood and Marrow Transplant Clinical Trials Network (BMT CTN) after preliminary data appeared to show benefit for one approach to the intensity of conditioning for allogeneic stem cell transplantations in patients […]
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Tags: Clinical Alerts Source Type: news

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In conclusion, this is the first report to show that pyroptotic cell death occurs in the aging brain and that the inflammasome can be a viable target to decrease the oxidative stress that occurs as a result of aging. Reducing Levels of Protein Manufacture Slows Measures of Aging in Nematodes Researchers here demonstrate that an antibiotic slows aging in nematode worms, providing evidence for it to work through a reduction in protein synthesis. Beyond a slowing of aging, one of the con...
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs
Heart transplantation is the definitive treatment for end-stage heart failure. A shortage of donor hearts forced transplant programs to accept older donors and longer ischemic times. Previous studies have suggested that the administration of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) or their conditioned medium (CM) protects the heart against ischemia/reperfusion injury (IRI). We hypothesized that the preservation of donor hearts with a CM would protect the graft from IRI after prolonged storage in 15-month-old rats and investigated mRNA-changes attributable to CM.
Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: Original Pre-Clinical Science Source Type: research
Conclusion:Auto-HCT is safe and feasible in selected patients with WM, with a high response rate and durable remission even in patients with relapsed or refractory disease.References:Krina Patel Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation in Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia. Blood 2012 120:4533;DisclosuresThomas: Celgene: Research Funding; Bristol Myers Squibb Inc.: Research Funding; Acerta Pharma: Research Funding; Array Pharma: Research Funding; Amgen Inc: Research Funding. Lee: Celgene: Consultancy, Membership on an entity's Board of Directors or advisory committees; Adaptive Biotechnologies Corporation: Consultancy; Amg...
Source: Blood - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: 731. Clinical Autologous Transplantation: Results: Poster I Source Type: research
IntroductionPost-transplant lymphoproliferative disorders (PTLD) are mostly Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) positive lymphoid proliferations resulting from immunosuppression following allogeneic stem cell or solid organ transplantation (SOT). Despite this strong association, there is a lack of data evaluating the risk of PTLD in SOT patients (pts) with (w/) EBV viremia. The significance of EBV detection remains unclear and can lead to unwarranted preemptive treatments in SOT pts. The aim of this study is to assess the association between peripheral blood EBV viral load and risk of PTLD post SOT.MethodsWe identified 6468 adult and...
Source: Blood - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: 627. Aggressive Lymphoma (Diffuse Large B-Cell and Other Aggressive B-Cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphomas)-Results from Retrospective/Observational Studies: Poster III Source Type: research
Leukemia relapse occurring in donor cells, so called donor cell leukemia (DCL) after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation has been previously reported in the literature. Some authors have suggested that the development of DCL is perhaps a more common occurrence than traditionally thought. Donor cell myeloma (DCM) seems to be less frequent than DCL. This 46-year old male when first seen in 2000 was diagnosed with stage IIIa multiple myeloma. A monoclonal IgA kappa spike was recorded at diagnosis. Treatment with melphalan and prednisone was delivered every four to six weeks for a total of 22 courses. Fourty mon...
Source: Blood - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: 723. Clinical Allogeneic and Autologous Transplantation: Late Complications and Approaches to Disease Recurrence Source Type: research
Introduction: Pts with AML often present with hyperleukocytosis, defined with a white blood cell count (WBC) of>50 or>100 x 109/L. Hyperleukocytosis is associated with higher rates of complications and death especially when associated with clinical leukostasis. There are no clear guidelines outlining the best cytoreductive strategy and the use of leukapheresis is based on institutional practice. Limited data is available regarding characteristics of AML pts with hyperleukocytosis, treatment patterns, short and long-term clinical outcomes.Methods: Data were collected retrospectively from 12 centers in the United State...
Source: Blood - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: 615. Acute Myeloid Leukemia: Commercially Available Therapy, excluding Transplantation: Poster III Source Type: research
Conclusions: To the best of our knowledge, this is the first comprehensive SLR to examine the published real-world evidence in patients with PTLD. Our SLR reveals important differences with respect to methodology and reporting of real-world published studies assessing the current landscape in PTLD. Additional large, high-quality studies employing more rigorous study methodology are required to understand the current landscape of PTLD in the real-world setting.DisclosuresXu: Atara Biotherapeutics, Inc: Employment, Equity Ownership. Forsythe: Novartis: Consultancy. Barlev: Atara Biotherapeutics, Inc: Employment, Equity Owner...
Source: Blood - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: 902. Health Services Research-Malignant Diseases Source Type: research
The last two authors contributed equallyElevated soluble Stimulation-2 (sST2), the decoy IL-33 receptor, in plasma/serum post-HSCT is a biomarker for death due to GvHD. ST2 is the product of IL1RL1 (2q12.1) and this ~.5Mb region contains>300 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) significantly associated (P
Source: Blood - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: 732. Clinical Allogeneic Transplantation: Results: Optimizing Outcomes After Allogeneic Transplantation Source Type: research
Conclusion:Sir/Tac has a more profound T-cell suppressive effect than the standard of care combination of Tac/MTX in the early post-transplant period, and particularly compromises recovery of CD8+ T-cells with potential implications in the prevention of aGVHD. Sirolimus when used in-vivo with tacrolimus does not result in increased absolute numbers of Tregs, however it does have a beneficial effect on the Treg:Tcon balance in the first 3 months after transplantation, which may be important in the context of cGVHD prevention. Calcineurin-inhibitor free, sirolimus containing GVHD prophylaxis strategies, incorporating other n...
Source: Blood - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: 722. Clinical Allogeneic Transplantation: Acute and Chronic GVHD, Immune Reconstitution: Poster I Source Type: research
The objective of the present study was to develop a method to improve the retention of hiPSCs in the myocardium for cardiac therapy.
Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: Original Pre-Clinical Science Source Type: research
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