Real-World Economic Burden Associated with Transplantation-Related Complications
Hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) is a potentially curative treatment for patients with high-risk hematologic malignancies [1,2]. Common indications for HCT in adults include acute myelogenous leukemia, myeloproliferative neoplasms, myelodysplastic syndromes, chronic myelogenous leukemia, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, acute lymphoblastic leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma, Hodgkin lymphoma, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and certain solid tumors .
Authors: Legat FJ Abstract Phototherapy and photochemotherapy (PUVA) are important treatment modalities in inflammatory skin diseases such as psoriasis and atopic dermatitis as well as in cutaneous T‑cell lymphoma (e.g., mycosis fungoides/Sezary syndrome). Many of these skin diseases are accompanied by distracting pruritus. In addition, patients may suffer from intense pruritus in systemic diseases of the kidney and liver as well as of the endocrine and hematopoietic system. UV-light during phototherapy is capable of not only improving the inflammatory skin lesions but also of reducing the pruritus in skin and sy...
Authors: Niedźwiecki M, Budziło O, Zieliński M, Adamkiewicz-Drożyńska E, Maciejka-Kembłowska L, Szczepański T, Trzonkowski P Abstract CD4+CD25highCD127low/-FoxP3+ regulatory T cells (Tregs) are currently under extensive investigation in childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and in other human cancers. Usually, Treg cells maintain the immune cell homeostasis. This small subset of T cells has been, in fact, considered to be involved in the pathogenesis of autoimmune diseases and progression of acute and chronic leukemias. However, whether Treg dysregulation in CLL and ALL plays a key role or it rather r...
Authors: Mankahla N, Dlamini S, Taunyane IC, Maqungo S, Cairncross L, Chiliza B PMID: 30004352 [PubMed - in process]
CONCLUSIONS: Absolute numbers of cases of HL at our centre have increased since the roll-out of antiretroviral therapy (ART) to the public sector. The recent change in policy to make ART available to all HIV-positive patients independent of CD4+ count suggests that patients will survive longer and are therefore at increased risk of developing HL. We anticipate that numbers of HL cases will increase or remain high in the coming years, and we need to prepare for this. PMID: 30004343 [PubMed - in process]
Authors: Franco A, Balibrea N, Gimeno A, Merino E, Lopez MI, Santiago C, Perez Contreras F PMID: 30006233 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
We presently forget 98% of everything we experience. That will go away in favor of perfect, controllable, configurable memory. Skills and knowledge will become commodities that can be purchased and installed. We will be able to feel exactly as we wish to feel at any given time. How we perceive the world will be mutable and subject to choice. How we think, the very fundamental basis of the mind, will also be mutable and subject to choice. We will merge with our machines, as Kurzweil puts it. The boundary between mind and computing device, between the individual and his or her tools, will blur. Over the course of the ...
Authors: Heidt S, Claas FHJ Abstract INTRODUCTION: Highly sensitized patients awaiting a kidney transplant accrue on the transplant waiting list. The breadth of HLA antibodies in this subpopulation of patients precludes receiving a compatible organ offer through regular allocation within an acceptable time-frame. Areas covered: Several alternative options to receive a transplant exist for these patients, including additional priority in regular allocation, special programs based on allocation through acceptable antigens, kidney paired donation programs, desensitization protocols, or a combination of the latter two....
Authors: Malyszko J, Dryl-Rydzynska T, Marcinkowski W, Prystacki T, Malyszko JS PMID: 30002713 [PubMed]
Conclusions: Taken together, this work demonstrated that miR-181b might have the ability to overcome chemo resistance of small cell lung cancer cells, and restoration of this miRNA may represent a potential therapeutic strategy for improving chemo sensitivity in small cell lung cancer. PMID: 30002690 [PubMed]
Donor-specific antibodies (DSA) of the IgG isotype are routinely measured for diagnostic purposes in renal transplant recipients and are associated with antibody-mediated rejection and long-term graft loss.
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