Do bone density, bone microarchitecture and body composition differ in recipients of allogeneic haematopoietic stem cell transplant? A cross-sectional study from southern India

The evolution of Allogeneic Haematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant (allo-HSCT) as a treatment modality has witnessed the cure of several haematological conditions such as leukaemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma, myelodysplastic syndromes, thalassaemia and aplastic anaemia [1]. The many advances made in this domain, and the availability of excellent post transplant care have ensured increased longevity in recipients of allo-HSCT. It has been demonstrated in previous studies that patients who are disease-free at five years after HSCT have a 10-year survival rate that exceeds 80% [2].
Source: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation - Category: Hematology Authors: Source Type: research

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Publication date: Available online 12 December 2019Source: Respiratory Medicine Case ReportsAuthor(s): Itthiphat Arunsurat, Wipa Reechaipichitkul, Apichart So-Ngern, Piti Ungareevittaya, Nipon Chaisuriya, Nattiya Teawtrakul, Pailin Ratanawatkul, Worawat ChumpangernAbstractMultiple myeloma (MM) is a hematologic malignancy of plasma cell origin. Incidence of pleural effusion in multiple myeloma patients is approximately 6%. Myelomatous pleural effusions (MPE) are rare and occur in less than 1% of all MM cases. MPE is associated with advanced diseases, decreased survival time, and poor treatment response.In our case report, w...
Source: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
We present a case of ovarian lymphoma, in which an ambiguous intraoperative pathologic report led to overtreatment (unnecessary surgery). A 73-yr-old woman with fatigue and low-grade fever was diagnosed as having a left ovarian tumor by imaging modalities. Exploratory laparotomy was carried out to confirm the diagnosis. The frozen tissue sections of the ovarian tumor showed condensed proliferation of atypical round cells accompanied with a few small lymphocytes. The pathologists could not determine whether this tumor was a lymphoma or another malignancy (eg, dysgerminoma). Hence, they reported it to gynecologists who opera...
Source: International Journal of Gynecological Pathology - Category: Pathology Tags: PATHOLOGY OF THE UPPER TRACT: CASE REPORTS Source Type: research
Editor ’s PerspectiveWhat We Already Know about This TopicSepsis is a syndrome of life-threatening organ dysfunction caused by a dysregulated host response to infection for which there is no direct treatmentMesenchymal stromal cells have potent immunomodulatory, proreparative, and regenerative properties and have potential as therapeutics for sepsisMesenchymal stromal cells enhance bacterial killing by augmenting macrophage functionWhat This Article Tells Us That Is NewIn a rat model of fecal peritonitis, human umbilical cord mesenchymal stromal cells improved survival and reduced bacterial load by enhancing peritone...
Source: Anesthesiology - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
Stem Cells and Development, Ahead of Print.
Source: Stem Cells and Development - Category: Stem Cells Authors: Source Type: research
Behçet's syndrome (BS) is a systemic vasculitis considered as the prototype of a systemic inflammation-induced thrombotic condition whose pathogenesis cannot be explained just by coagulation abnormalities. Circulating hematopoietic progenitor cells (CPC), a population of rare, pre-differentiated adult stem cells originating in the bone marrow and capable of both self-renewal and multi-lineage differentiation, are mobilized in response to vascular injury and play a key role in tissue repair. In cardiovascular and thrombotic diseases, low circulating CPC number and reduced CPC function have been observed. Oxidative st...
Source: Frontiers in Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
The evolution of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant (allo-HSCT) as a treatment modality has witnessed the cure of several hematologic conditions such as leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma, myelodysplastic syndromes, thalassemia, and aplastic anemia [1]. The many advances made in this domain and the availability of excellent post-transplant care have ensured increased longevity in recipients of allo-HSCT. It has been demonstrated in previous studies that patients who are disease free at 5 years after HSCT have a 10-year survival rate that exceeds 80% [2].
Source: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation - Category: Hematology Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionThe prevalence of PNH clones in MPN is similar to that described in myelodysplastic syndromes. Whether PNH clones influence MPN phenotype and complications should be studied prospectively in larger patient cohorts and over long-term follow-up.
Source: Clinical Lymphoma Myeloma and Leukemia - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Conclusions. ISV is widely used in hematological pts with IFI also in diseases other than acute myeloid leukemia and it is overall well tolerated. ORR to ISV is at least comparable with other antifungal agents. A rec/ref underlying hematological disease impacts both on OS and response to ISV, while having an IFI refractory to other antifungal agents including azoles does not seem to compromise the response to ISV, although this promising result should be confirmed in prospective studies and larger groups of patients.DisclosuresBusca: Gilead: Honoraria, Membership on an entity's Board of Directors or advisory committees, Sp...
Source: Blood - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: 203. Lymphocytes, Lymphocyte Activation, and Immunodeficiency, including HIV and Other Infections: Poster III Source Type: research
Conclusion SDF-1/CXCR4 axis plays a crucial role in engraftment; however, more studies are warranted to assess their expression post-transplant. Evaluating the ligand (chemokine, SDF-1) or its receptor (CXCR4) may serve as potential surrogate markers for assessment of engraftment.
Source: Hematology Oncology and Stem Cell Therapy - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Abstract Essential facts Haematological malignancies are a diverse group of cancers that affect the blood, bone marrow and lymphatic systems. The main categories are lymphoma, leukaemia, myeloma, myelodysplastic syndromes and myeloproliferative neoplasms. In addition, there are subtypes of lymphoma and leukaemia, as well as more rare haematological cancers that have their own categories. There are also borderline conditions such as aplastic anaemia and other non-malignant bone marrow failure syndromes. The charity Bloodwise says 38,000 people in Britain are diagnosed every year with blood cancer or a related disor...
Source: Nursing Standard - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Nurs Stand Source Type: research
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