Reduction of Optic Disc Oedema by Bortezomib and Dexamethasone Followed by Autologous Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Transplantation in Patient with POEMS Syndrome

Source: Neuro-Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Source Type: research

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This study adds to the body of evidence in describing incidence and type of cardiac events experienced by an allogeneic and autologous HSCT population at one institution from 2012-2017. Sixty-five patients (9.8%) experienced cardiac events, including atrial arrhythmia (N = 39), acute heart failure (N = 9), acute coronary syndrome (N = 7), new onset hypertension (N = 9), with a few instances of bradycardia, ventricular arrhythmia, pericardial effusion, and pericarditis. Our multivariable regression analysis identified age (older), creatinine (higher) and history of coronary artery disease to significantly correlate with ris...
Source: Clinical Lymphoma Myeloma and Leukemia - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Purpose of review Optic neuropathies refer to a collection of diseases in which retinal ganglion cells (RGCs), the specialized neuron of the retina whose axons make up the optic nerve, are selectively damaged. Blindness secondary to optic neuropathies is irreversible as RGCs do not have the capacity for self-renewal and have a limited capacity for self-repair. Numerous strategies are being developed to either prevent further RGC degeneration or replace the cells that have degenerated. In this review, we aim to discuss known limitations to regeneration in central nervous system (CNS), followed by a discussion of previous,...
Source: Current Opinion in Neurology - Category: Neurology Tags: NEURO-OPHTHALMOLOGY: Edited by Heather E. Moss Source Type: research
Bone Marrow Transplantation, Published online: 17 January 2020; doi:10.1038/s41409-020-0783-yBendamustine-EAM versus BEAM regimen in patients with mantle cell lymphoma undergoing autologous stem cell transplantation in the frontline setting: a multicenter retrospective study from Lymphoma Study Association (LYSA) centers
Source: Bone Marrow Transplantation - Category: Hematology Authors: Source Type: research
In conclusion, implantation of steroidogenic cells derived from ADSCs into bAdx mice increased the basal plasma corticosterone level and extended the survival of bAdx mice, suggesting the capability of restoring steroidogenic cells by cell transplantation therapy for adrenal insufficiency. PMID: 31950150 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Authors: Tags: Endocrinology Source Type: research
This study describes the incidence and type of cardiac events (CE) experienced by autologous and allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant patients over a five-year period at one institution. 9.8% of patients experienced a CE, and those that experienced a CE had an increased risk of death within one year (p
Source: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma and Leukemia - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: Original Study Source Type: research
We report one case of a recent renal transplant recipient, who presented with gastrointestinal and respiratory symptoms, evolving into shock. The identification of Strongyloides stercoralis in the bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) lead us to the diagnosis of SHS. Treatment with subcutaneous ivermectin was started, however the patient did not survive. Retrospective serum donor analysis allowed us to identify the donor as the source of infection.
Source: IDCases - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
Authors: Li S, Bi Y, Wang Q, Xu M, Ma Z, Yang Y, Chang Y, Chen S, Liu D, Duan Z, Hong F, Chen Y Abstract Acute liver failure (ALF) is a disease with a considerably high mortality rate that still lacks a safe and effective treatment. Transplantation of liver stem cells (LSCs) has been considered to be a promising therapeutic alternative for ALF since LSCs have been shown to be involved in immunomodulation and functional reconstruction of the liver. Our present study evaluated and compared the protective effects of the two mouse LSC lines, YE and R5, as well as those of adult mouse hepatocyte (HC), on concanavalin A ...
Source: American Journal of Translational Research - Category: Research Tags: Am J Transl Res Source Type: research
SummaryStarting with the approval of bortezomib, a  proteasome-inhibiting drug, tremendous progress has been achieved in the treatment of multiple myeloma (MM) patients during the last 15 years. Due to a plethora of novel drugs such as second generation proteasome inhibitors, immunomodulating agents and monoclonal antibodies the 5‑year survival of MM patients has been extended from 33% at the turn of the millennium to approximately 60% in younger patients (
Source: Memo - Magazine of European Medical Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
This study confirms the efficacy of autologous stem cell transplantation in real-life practice for severe systemic sclerosis using non myeloablative conditioning. Careful cardio-pulmonary assessment to identify organ involvement at patient referral, reduced cyclophosphamide doses and CD34+ selection may improve outcomes. The study was registered at NCT02516124. PMID: 31949011 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Haematologica - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: Haematologica Source Type: research
li SL, Carlo-Stella C, Schulz AS, Ficara F, Sobacchi C, Gentner B, Villa A Abstract Allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation is the treatment of choice for autosomal recessive osteopetrosis caused by defects in the TCIRG1 gene. Despite recent progress in conditioning, a relevant number of patients are not eligible for allogeneic stem cell transplantation because of the severity of the disease and significant transplant-related morbidity. We exploited peripheral CD34+ cells, known to circulate at high frequency in the peripheral blood of TCIRG1-deficient patients, as a novel cell source for autologous tra...
Source: Haematologica - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: Haematologica Source Type: research
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