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1. Trof RJ, Beishuizen A, Wondergem MJ, Strack van Schijndel RJ: Spontaneous remission of acute myeloid leukaemia after recovery from sepsis. Neth J Med; 2007 Jul-Aug;65(7):259-62
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  • [Title] Spontaneous remission of acute myeloid leukaemia after recovery from sepsis.
  • Spontaneous remission of acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) is extremely rare and usually of short duration.
  • We report two patients with documented AML who developed spontaneous remission of their leukaemia shortly after an episode of severe sepsis and respiratory failure requiring mechanical ventilation.
  • The underlying mechanisms of spontaneous remission remain unclear but an association with preceding blood transfusions and severe systemic infections has been reported.
  • Better insights into the mechanisms of spontaneous remission of AML after recovery from sepsis could help in developing new therapies for AML.
  • [MeSH-major] Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute / complications. Sepsis / complications
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Anti-Bacterial Agents / administration & dosage. Antineoplastic Agents / administration & dosage. Humans. Intensive Care Units. Iraq / ethnology. Male. Netherlands. Pulmonary Ventilation. Remission, Spontaneous. Treatment Outcome

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  • (PMID = 17656812.001).
  • [ISSN] 0300-2977
  • [Journal-full-title] The Netherlands journal of medicine
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Neth J Med
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Netherlands
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Anti-Bacterial Agents; 0 / Antineoplastic Agents
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2. Jung AS, Holman PR, Castro JE, Carrier EK, Bashey A, Lane TA, Nelson CL, Pu M, Messer K, Corringham SM, Ball ED: Autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation as an intensive consolidation therapy for adult patients in remission from acute myelogenous leukemia. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant; 2009 Oct;15(10):1306-13
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  • [Title] Autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation as an intensive consolidation therapy for adult patients in remission from acute myelogenous leukemia.
  • Autologous peripheral blood stem/progenitor cell transplantation (APBSCT) has been investigated as a potential therapeutic option to improve outcome in patients with acute myelogenous leukemia (AML).
  • However, its optimal role in treatment for adults in remission has not been clearly established.
  • We performed a retrospective analysis on 45 patients aged 21 to 73 years (median 51 years) with de novo AML who underwent APBSCT stratified by age, complete remission status, and cytogenetic risk.
  • We conclude that APBSCT is a reasonable and safe intensive consolidation for patients with AML who do not have a suitable HLA-matched donor.
  • [MeSH-major] Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation. Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute / mortality. Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute / therapy

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  • (PMID = 19747639.001).
  • [ISSN] 1523-6536
  • [Journal-full-title] Biology of blood and marrow transplantation : journal of the American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Biol. Blood Marrow Transplant.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
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3. Cornelissen JJ, van Putten WL, Verdonck LF, Theobald M, Jacky E, Daenen SM, van Marwijk Kooy M, Wijermans P, Schouten H, Huijgens PC, van der Lelie H, Fey M, Ferrant A, Maertens J, Gratwohl A, Lowenberg B: Results of a HOVON/SAKK donor versus no-donor analysis of myeloablative HLA-identical sibling stem cell transplantation in first remission acute myeloid leukemia in young and middle-aged adults: benefits for whom? Blood; 2007 May 1;109(9):3658-66
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  • [Title] Results of a HOVON/SAKK donor versus no-donor analysis of myeloablative HLA-identical sibling stem cell transplantation in first remission acute myeloid leukemia in young and middle-aged adults: benefits for whom?
  • The Dutch-Belgian Hemato-Oncology Cooperative Group and the Swiss Group for Clinical Cancer Research (HOVON-SAKK) collaborative study group evaluated outcome of patients (pts) with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in first remission (CR1) entered in 3 consecutive studies according to a donor versus no-donor comparison.
  • We evaluated our results and those of the previous MRC, BGMT, and EORTC studies in a meta-analysis, which revealed a significant benefit of 12% in overall survival (OS) by donor availability for all patients with AML in CR1 without a favorable cytogenetic profile.
  • [MeSH-major] Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation. Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute / therapy. Living Donors. Transplantation Conditioning


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4. Becton D, Dahl GV, Ravindranath Y, Chang MN, Behm FG, Raimondi SC, Head DR, Stine KC, Lacayo NJ, Sikic BI, Arceci RJ, Weinstein H, Pediatric Oncology Group: Randomized use of cyclosporin A (CsA) to modulate P-glycoprotein in children with AML in remission: Pediatric Oncology Group Study 9421. Blood; 2006 Feb 15;107(4):1315-24
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  • [Title] Randomized use of cyclosporin A (CsA) to modulate P-glycoprotein in children with AML in remission: Pediatric Oncology Group Study 9421.
  • Relapse is a major obstacle in the cure of acute myeloid leukemia (AML).
  • The Pediatric Oncology Group AML Study 9421 tested 2 different strategies to improve event-free survival (EFS) and overall survival (OS).
  • Of the 282 children randomly assigned to receive standard DAT induction, 248 (87.9%) achieved remission compared to 253 (91%) of the 278 receiving high-dose DAT (P = ns).
  • Children with HLA-identical sibling donors who achieved a complete remission received an allogeneic bone marrow transplant as consolidation.
  • Of the 418 children who achieved remission and went on to consolidation with and without CsA, the DFS was 40.6% and 33.9%, respectively (P = .24).
  • In this study, intensifying induction with high-dose DAT and the addition of CsA to consolidation chemotherapy did not prolong the durations of remission or improve overall survival for children with AML.

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  • (PMID = 16254147.001).
  • [ISSN] 0006-4971
  • [Journal-full-title] Blood
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Blood
  • [Language] ENG
  • [Grant] United States / NCI NIH HHS / CA / R01 CA90916
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article; Multicenter Study; Randomized Controlled Trial; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Immunosuppressive Agents; 0 / P-Glycoprotein; 094ZI81Y45 / Tamoxifen; 80168379AG / Doxorubicin; 83HN0GTJ6D / Cyclosporine; LJ2P1SIK8Y / Mitolactol
  • [Other-IDs] NLM/ PMC1895393
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5. Fehniger TA, Byrd JC, Marcucci G, Abboud CN, Kefauver C, Payton JE, Vij R, Blum W: Single-agent lenalidomide induces complete remission of acute myeloid leukemia in patients with isolated trisomy 13. Blood; 2009 Jan 29;113(5):1002-5
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  • [Title] Single-agent lenalidomide induces complete remission of acute myeloid leukemia in patients with isolated trisomy 13.
  • Patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) frequently fail chemotherapy due to refractory disease, relapse, or toxicity.
  • Among older AML patients (age > 60 years), there are few long-term survivors.
  • Lenalidomide is a candidate for study in AML based on its clinical activity in a related disorder, myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), with the 5q- chromosomal abnormality.
  • We report induction of sustained morphologic and cytogenetic complete remission in 2 older AML patients treated with high-dose, single-agent lenalidomide; each patient had trisomy 13 as the sole cytogenetic abnormality.
  • We show for the first time that lenalidomide has clinical activity in this poor-risk cytogenetic subset of AML.
  • [MeSH-major] Antineoplastic Agents / administration & dosage. Chromosomes, Human, Pair 13 / genetics. Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute / drug therapy. Thalidomide / analogs & derivatives. Trisomy / genetics
  • [MeSH-minor] Aged. Humans. Male. Remission Induction / methods

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  • (PMID = 18824593.001).
  • [ISSN] 1528-0020
  • [Journal-full-title] Blood
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Blood
  • [Language] eng
  • [Databank-accession-numbers] ClinicalTrials.gov/ NCT00466895/ NCT00546897
  • [Grant] United States / NCI NIH HHS / CA / K23 CA120708; United States / NCI NIH HHS / CA / K23CA120708
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Antineoplastic Agents; 4Z8R6ORS6L / Thalidomide; F0P408N6V4 / lenalidomide
  • [Other-IDs] NLM/ PMC2947363
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6. Maslak PG, Dao T, Krug LM, Chanel S, Korontsvit T, Zakhaleva V, Zhang R, Wolchok JD, Yuan J, Pinilla-Ibarz J, Berman E, Weiss M, Jurcic J, Frattini MG, Scheinberg DA: Vaccination with synthetic analog peptides derived from WT1 oncoprotein induces T-cell responses in patients with complete remission from acute myeloid leukemia. Blood; 2010 Jul 15;116(2):171-9
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  • [Title] Vaccination with synthetic analog peptides derived from WT1 oncoprotein induces T-cell responses in patients with complete remission from acute myeloid leukemia.
  • A pilot study was undertaken to assess the safety, activity, and immunogenicity of a polyvalent Wilms tumor gene 1 (WT1) peptide vaccine in patients with acute myeloid leukemia in complete remission but with molecular evidence of WT1 transcript.
  • With a mean follow-up of 30 plus or minus 8 months after diagnosis, median disease-free survival has not been reached.
  • Further studies are needed to establish the role of vaccination as viable postremission therapy for acute myeloid leukemia.
  • [MeSH-major] Cancer Vaccines / therapeutic use. Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute / therapy. Oncogene Proteins / therapeutic use. Vaccination / methods. WT1 Proteins / therapeutic use
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Aged. CD4-Positive T-Lymphocytes / immunology. CD8-Positive T-Lymphocytes / immunology. Cytotoxicity, Immunologic. Disease-Free Survival. Female. HLA-A Antigens / genetics. HLA-A Antigens / immunology. HLA-A2 Antigen. Humans. Hypersensitivity, Delayed / immunology. Interferon-gamma / biosynthesis. Interferon-gamma / immunology. Kaplan-Meier Estimate. Male. Middle Aged. Pilot Projects. Remission Induction. Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction. Vaccines, Subunit / genetics. Vaccines, Subunit / immunology. Young Adult

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  • (PMID = 20400682.001).
  • [ISSN] 1528-0020
  • [Journal-full-title] Blood
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Blood
  • [Language] eng
  • [Databank-accession-numbers] ClinicalTrials.gov/ NCT00398138
  • [Grant] United States / NCI NIH HHS / CA / P01 CA023766; United States / PHS HHS / / P01 23766
  • [Publication-type] Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Cancer Vaccines; 0 / HLA-A Antigens; 0 / HLA-A*02:01 antigen; 0 / HLA-A2 Antigen; 0 / Oncogene Proteins; 0 / Vaccines, Subunit; 0 / WT1 Proteins; 82115-62-6 / Interferon-gamma
  • [Other-IDs] NLM/ PMC2910606
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7. Brune M, Castaigne S, Catalano J, Gehlsen K, Ho AD, Hofmann WK, Hogge DE, Nilsson B, Or R, Romero AI, Rowe JM, Simonsson B, Spearing R, Stadtmauer EA, Szer J, Wallhult E, Hellstrand K: Improved leukemia-free survival after postconsolidation immunotherapy with histamine dihydrochloride and interleukin-2 in acute myeloid leukemia: results of a randomized phase 3 trial. Blood; 2006 Jul 1;108(1):88-96
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  • [Title] Improved leukemia-free survival after postconsolidation immunotherapy with histamine dihydrochloride and interleukin-2 in acute myeloid leukemia: results of a randomized phase 3 trial.
  • The primary objective of this phase 3 study was to determine whether postconsolidation immunotherapy with interleukin-2 (IL-2) and histamine dihydrochloride (HDC) improved the leukemia-free survival (LFS) of adult patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in complete remission (CR).
  • Three hundred twenty patients with AML (median age, 57 years; range, 18-84 years) were stratified by CR1 or subsequent CR (CR > 1) and randomly assigned to treatment with HDC/IL-2 or no treatment (control).
  • Study arms were balanced for age, sex, previous treatment, leukemic karyotypes, time from CR to inclusion, and frequency of secondary leukemia.
  • These results indicate that HDC/IL-2 treatment offers an efficacious and tolerable treatment for patients with AML in remission.
  • [MeSH-major] Histamine / therapeutic use. Immunotherapy. Interleukin-2 / therapeutic use. Leukemia, Myeloid / therapy
  • [MeSH-minor] Acute Disease. Adolescent. Adult. Aged. Aged, 80 and over. Disease-Free Survival. Female. Humans. Male. Middle Aged. Proportional Hazards Models. Recurrence. Remission Induction. Survival Rate. Treatment Outcome

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  • (PMID = 16556892.001).
  • [ISSN] 0006-4971
  • [Journal-full-title] Blood
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Blood
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Clinical Trial, Phase III; Comparative Study; Journal Article; Multicenter Study; Randomized Controlled Trial; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Interleukin-2; 820484N8I3 / Histamine
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8. Grant R, Keidan J: False positive Kleihauer results: an unusual cause in a postnatal patient in remission from acute myeloid leukaemia. Int J Lab Hematol; 2009 Apr;31(2):241-4
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  • [Title] False positive Kleihauer results: an unusual cause in a postnatal patient in remission from acute myeloid leukaemia.
  • A 34-year-old woman, in remission from acute myeloid leukaemia, had a positive postnatal Kleihauer result.
  • Hereditary persistence of foetal haemoglobin was excluded as a Kleihauer test performed in a pregnancy prior to the development of leukaemia was negative.
  • In this case, the patient was confirmed to be in a true molecular remission from leukaemia and yet appeared to have a residual clonal population of HbF erythrocytes; the significance of this finding remains unclear.
  • [MeSH-major] Fetal Hemoglobin / analysis. Hemoglobin A2 / analysis. Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute / blood. Neoplasm Regression, Spontaneous

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  • (PMID = 19267811.001).
  • [ISSN] 1751-553X
  • [Journal-full-title] International journal of laboratory hematology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Int J Lab Hematol
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] England
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 9034-53-1 / Hemoglobin A2; 9034-63-3 / Fetal Hemoglobin; X6Q56QN5QC / Hydroxyurea
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9. Slavcheva V, Lukanov T, Tzvetkov N: Two cases of extramedullary myeloid tumor in patients with continuous remission of acute myeloblastic leukemia. J BUON; 2008 Oct-Dec;13(4):589-92
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  • [Title] Two cases of extramedullary myeloid tumor in patients with continuous remission of acute myeloblastic leukemia.
  • Myeloid sarcoma is described as tumor mass consisting of myeloblasts or immature myeloid cells, involving extramedullary tissues.
  • It can be initial manifestation of myeloproliferative disorders or relapse of previously treated acute myeloblastic leukemia (AML).
  • We present two patients, one with AML-M2 and the other with acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL)-M3.
  • After remission induced by conventional chemotherapy, which continued for 3 and 10 years respectively, a myeloid sarcoma was diagnosed.
  • Two years after the diagnosis of myeloid sarcoma the patient died of haemorrhagic stroke.
  • The patient with AML-M2 continued treatment with polychemotherapy.
  • [MeSH-major] Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute / pathology. Leukemia, Promyelocytic, Acute / pathology. Sarcoma, Myeloid / pathology

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  • (PMID = 19145688.001).
  • [ISSN] 1107-0625
  • [Journal-full-title] Journal of B.U.ON. : official journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] J BUON
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Greece
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10. Tsavaris N, Kopterides P, Kosmas C, Siakantaris M, Patsouris E, Pangalis G: Spontaneous remission of acute myeloid leukemia associated with GnRH agonist treatment. Leuk Lymphoma; 2006 Mar;47(3):557-60
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  • [Title] Spontaneous remission of acute myeloid leukemia associated with GnRH agonist treatment.
  • Spontaneous remission of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in adults is a rare but well documented phenomenon.
  • This study reports on a 64-year-old male patient with acute myelogenous leukemia (AML-M4, according to the French-American-British classification) that was developed on a background of chronic myelomonocytic leukemia (CMML) and then underwent remission after treatment with the gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist (GnRH agonist) triptorelin for presumed prostate cancer.
  • Remission persisted for at least 4 years before the patient was lost to follow-up.
  • To the author' knowledge, this is the first report of remission in an AML-M4 case associated with hormone manipulation.
  • [MeSH-major] Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone / agonists. Leukemia, Myelomonocytic, Acute / drug therapy. Leukemia, Myelomonocytic, Acute / pathology. Leukemia, Myelomonocytic, Chronic / drug therapy. Triptorelin Pamoate / therapeutic use
  • [MeSH-minor] Follow-Up Studies. Humans. Male. Middle Aged. Remission, Spontaneous. Treatment Outcome

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  • (PMID = 16396781.001).
  • [ISSN] 1042-8194
  • [Journal-full-title] Leukemia & lymphoma
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Leuk. Lymphoma
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] England
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 33515-09-2 / Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone; 57773-63-4 / Triptorelin Pamoate
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11. Bhatia N, Wallace T, Divgi A, Short V: Myeloid sarcoma presenting as an isolated nodule in a patient with acute myelogenous leukemia. J Drugs Dermatol; 2007 Apr;6(4):447-50
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  • [Title] Myeloid sarcoma presenting as an isolated nodule in a patient with acute myelogenous leukemia.
  • We report a case of an elderly female in remission from acute myelogenous leukemia that presented with a nonhealing enlarging asymptomatic nodule on her right thigh.
  • A wide excision of the nodule and histological examination revealed myeloid sarcoma without evidence or overlap of leukemia cutis, which had been suspected from nodules that had developed early in the course of the disease.
  • [MeSH-major] Leukemia, Myeloid / diagnosis. Sarcoma, Myeloid / diagnosis. Skin Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • [MeSH-minor] Acute Disease. Aged. Antineoplastic Agents / therapeutic use. Combined Modality Therapy. Diagnosis, Differential. Female. Humans. Radiotherapy. Treatment Outcome


12. Rubnitz J, Inaba H, Ribeiro R, Pounds S, Pui C, Leung W: Pilot study of haploidentical natural killer cell transplantation in childhood acute myeloid leukemia. J Clin Oncol; 2009 May 20;27(15_suppl):10034

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  • [Title] Pilot study of haploidentical natural killer cell transplantation in childhood acute myeloid leukemia.
  • We hypothesized that the transplantation of purified haploidentical NK cells may be a safe and effective form of consolidation therapy that will reduce the risk of relapse among children with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) who are not treated with HSCT.
  • In this pilot study, we assessed the safety, feasibility, and engraftment of NK cell infusions in 10 patients with AML in first remission.
  • RESULTS: The 10 patients had a median age of 2.5 years (range, 8 months to 21 years) and a median leukocyte count of 62 x 10<sup>9</sup>/L (range, 4 to 487) at diagnosis.
  • One patient had prolonged NK engraftment (189 days), but no non-hematological toxicity.
  • Grade 3-4 non-hematological toxicity was limited to one respiratory viral infection and one episode of febrile neutropenia.
  • With a median follow-up time of 637 days, all patients remain in remission.
  • CONCLUSIONS: Haploidentical NK cells can be safely administered to AML patients who are in remission.
  • We have recently opened a new trial to evaluate the efficacy of NK cell therapy in children in first remission of AML.

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  • (PMID = 27962581.001).
  • [ISSN] 1527-7755
  • [Journal-full-title] Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] J. Clin. Oncol.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
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13. Hudecek M, Bartsch K, Jäkel N, Heyn S, Pfannes R, Al-Ali HK, Cross M, Pönisch W, Gerecke U, Edelmann J, Ittel T, Niederwieser D: Spontaneous remission of acute myeloid leukemia relapse after hematopoietic cell transplantation in a high-risk patient with 11q23/MLL abnormality. Acta Haematol; 2008;119(2):111-4
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  • [Title] Spontaneous remission of acute myeloid leukemia relapse after hematopoietic cell transplantation in a high-risk patient with 11q23/MLL abnormality.
  • A 35-year-old female patient was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia with multiple genetic aberrations [48 XX, del(3)(q21), +6, t(11;15)(q23;q15), +21] including an 11q23/MLL abnormality.
  • The patient achieved a complete remission after one induction chemotherapy cycle.
  • A bone marrow aspirate revealed 55% leukemic blasts carrying the unfavorable genetic aberrations seen at initial diagnosis (11q23/MLL).
  • In the absence of any disease-specific treatment, the leukemic blasts cleared from the bone marrow within 6 days after diagnosis of relapse and peripheral blood counts returned to normal.
  • This is the first report of spontaneous remission in a patient with initially a multiaberrant leukemic cell clone and a proven 11q23/MLL abnormality at relapse after HCT.
  • [MeSH-major] Chromosome Aberrations. Chromosomes, Human, Pair 11. Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation. Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute / pathology. Myeloid-Lymphoid Leukemia Protein / genetics
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Bone Marrow Examination. Female. Histone-Lysine N-Methyltransferase. Humans. In Situ Hybridization, Fluorescence. Recurrence. Remission, Spontaneous

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  • (PMID = 18367831.001).
  • [ISSN] 1421-9662
  • [Journal-full-title] Acta haematologica
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Acta Haematol.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • [Publication-country] Switzerland
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / MLL protein, human; 149025-06-9 / Myeloid-Lymphoid Leukemia Protein; EC 2.1.1.43 / Histone-Lysine N-Methyltransferase
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14. Marisavljevic D, Markovic O, Zivkovic R: An unusual case of smoldering AML with prolonged indolent clinical course and spontaneous remission in the terminal phase. Med Oncol; 2009 Dec;26(4):476-9
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  • [Title] An unusual case of smoldering AML with prolonged indolent clinical course and spontaneous remission in the terminal phase.
  • An unusual case of acute myeloblastic leukemia (AML) with indolent clinical course and spontaneous remission in the terminal phase is described.
  • A 63-year-old male has been diagnosed to suffer from AML, subtype M2.
  • Clinical course was slowly progressive ("smoldering" AML).
  • Five years from diagnosis patient exhibited spontaneous remission of the disease, accompanied with disappearance of del(6q) clone.
  • Additional curiosity in this case is the fact that patient's older brother died of acute lymphoblastic leukemia at the age of 71 years.
  • Possible mechanisms of spontaneous remission of AML and genetic predisposition for human leukemia are discussed with a review of the literature.
  • [MeSH-major] Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute / pathology. Neoplasm Recurrence, Local / pathology. Neoplasm Regression, Spontaneous

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  • (PMID = 19130323.001).
  • [ISSN] 1559-131X
  • [Journal-full-title] Medical oncology (Northwood, London, England)
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Med. Oncol.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
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15. Lipton J, Joffe S, Ullrich NJ: CNS relapse of acute myelogenous leukemia masquerading as pseudotumor cerebri. Pediatr Neurol; 2008 Nov;39(5):355-7
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  • [Title] CNS relapse of acute myelogenous leukemia masquerading as pseudotumor cerebri.
  • An 18-year-old man in remission from acute myelogenous leukemia 3 years after a bone marrow transplant presented with signs of pseudotumor cerebri, including headache, visual changes, and papilledema.
  • He was diagnosed with an isolated central nervous system relapse of acute myeloid leukemia.
  • Although the precise etiology remains elusive, this case demonstrates that pseudotumor cerebri must remain within the differential diagnosis after other complications are excluded, particularly in persons with underlying hematologic malignancies.
  • [MeSH-major] Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute / complications. Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute / diagnosis. Pseudotumor Cerebri / diagnosis. Pseudotumor Cerebri / etiology
  • [MeSH-minor] Adolescent. Biopsy. Diagnosis, Differential. Humans. Male. Recurrence


16. Meng YS, Wei R, Ai GW, Meng XQ, Zhang YX: [Abnormal expression of transcription factors LYL1 and LMO2 and interaction between them in myeloid leukemia]. Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi; 2009 Apr 7;89(13):890-3
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  • [Title] [Abnormal expression of transcription factors LYL1 and LMO2 and interaction between them in myeloid leukemia].
  • OBJECTIVE: To explore the expression of the transcription factors LMO2 and LYL1 and the interaction between these 2 factors in myeloid leukemia cells and to analyze the significance thereof in leukemogenesis.
  • METHODS: Samples of peripheral blood and bone marrow were collected form 51 AML patties, and 5 normal bone marrow donors to isolate mononuclear cells (MNCs) with high percentage of CD34(+) cells.
  • Human myeloid leukemia cells of the line K562 were cultured and transfected with pcDNA3-LMO2, plasmid containing LMO2, pcDNA3-LYL1, plasmid containing LYL1, or pcDNA-GFP, blank plasmid containing green fluorescent protein.
  • RESULTS: The MNCs of 51.1% of the patients with acute myeloblastic leukemia (AML) without remission expressed higher levels of LMO2, the MNCs of 62.2% of the AML patients expressed higher levels of LYL1, and the MNCs of 31.1% of those expressed both.
  • The K562 cells transfected with pcDNA3-LMO2 showed higher mRNA and protein expression levels of both LMO2 and LYL1, and the K562 cells transfected with pcDNA3-LYL1 showed higher mRNA and protein expression levels of both LYL1 and LMO2 too, as indicated by RT-PCR and WB, which suggested that the expression of LMO2 and the expression of LYL1 stimulated each other in the myeloid leukemia cells.
  • CONCLUSION: The abnormal expression and protein interaction of LMO2 and LYL1 may play a role in the abnormal proliferation and differentiation of myeloid hematopoietic cells.
  • [MeSH-major] Basic Helix-Loop-Helix Transcription Factors / genetics. DNA-Binding Proteins / genetics. Leukemia, Myeloid / genetics. Metalloproteins / genetics. Neoplasm Proteins / genetics

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  • (PMID = 19671288.001).
  • [ISSN] 0376-2491
  • [Journal-full-title] Zhonghua yi xue za zhi
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi
  • [Language] chi
  • [Publication-type] English Abstract; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • [Publication-country] China
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Adaptor Proteins, Signal Transducing; 0 / Basic Helix-Loop-Helix Transcription Factors; 0 / DNA-Binding Proteins; 0 / LIM Domain Proteins; 0 / LMO2 protein, human; 0 / LYL1 protein, human; 0 / Metalloproteins; 0 / Neoplasm Proteins; 0 / Proto-Oncogene Proteins
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17. Gorin NC, Labopin M, Frassoni F, Milpied N, Attal M, Blaise D, Meloni G, Iori AP, Michallet M, Willemze R, Deconninck E, Harousseau JL, Polge E, Rocha V: Identical outcome after autologous or allogeneic genoidentical hematopoietic stem-cell transplantation in first remission of acute myelocytic leukemia carrying inversion 16 or t(8;21): a retrospective study from the European Cooperative Group for Blood and Marrow Transplantation. J Clin Oncol; 2008 Jul 1;26(19):3183-8
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  • [Title] Identical outcome after autologous or allogeneic genoidentical hematopoietic stem-cell transplantation in first remission of acute myelocytic leukemia carrying inversion 16 or t(8;21): a retrospective study from the European Cooperative Group for Blood and Marrow Transplantation.
  • PURPOSE: Patients with acute myelocytic leukemia carrying inversion 16 (inv16) or t(8;21) have a better initial response to high-dose cytarabine than patients without these chromosomal abnormalities.
  • They presently do not undergo transplantation in first remission (CR1), but there is concern about late relapses.
  • RESULTS: In patients with inv16, after allogeneic and autologous transplantation, the 5-year leukemia-free survival (LFS) rates were 59% and 66% (P = .5), the relapse incidence (RI) rates were 27% and 32% (P = .45), and the transplantation-related mortality (TRM) rates were 14% and 2% (P = .003), respectively.
  • Younger age and a lower WBC count at diagnosis were associated with a lower TRM and a better LFS.
  • [MeSH-major] Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation / methods. Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute / therapy
  • [MeSH-minor] Adolescent. Adult. Aged. Chi-Square Distribution. Chromosome Inversion. Chromosomes, Human, Pair 16. Chromosomes, Human, Pair 21. Chromosomes, Human, Pair 8. Female. Humans. Male. Middle Aged. Prognosis. Proportional Hazards Models. Recurrence. Remission Induction. Retrospective Studies. Statistics, Nonparametric. Surveys and Questionnaires. Transplantation, Autologous. Transplantation, Homologous. Treatment Outcome

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  • (PMID = 18506024.001).
  • [ISSN] 1527-7755
  • [Journal-full-title] Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] J. Clin. Oncol.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
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18. Milligan KS, Phillips DL: Perioral numbness associated with intravenous pentamidine administration. Ann Pharmacother; 2007 Jan;41(1):153-6
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  • CASE SUMMARY: A 56-year-old female with acute myelogenous leukemia in remission developed Pneumocystis carinii infection.

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  • (PMID = 17164393.001).
  • [ISSN] 1542-6270
  • [Journal-full-title] The Annals of pharmacotherapy
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Ann Pharmacother
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 673LC5J4LQ / Pentamidine
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19. Anderson GA, Braaten K: Prostatic extramedullary leukemia as a first site of relapse of acute nonlymphocytic leukemia. Urol Oncol; 2005 Nov-Dec;23(6):419-21
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  • [Title] Prostatic extramedullary leukemia as a first site of relapse of acute nonlymphocytic leukemia.
  • Extramedullary leukemia (EML) is an uncommon clinical diagnosis in patients with acute nonlymphocytic leukemia (ANLL).
  • Prostatic EML as a first site of ANLL relapse is even more rare.
  • We describe an additional case of prostatic EML as a site of ANLL relapse.
  • An asymptomatic male in ANLL remission was found to have a normal prostate-specific antigen (PSA) and a myeloid leukemic infiltrate in a newly diagnosed prostate nodule.
  • Staging was negative for ANLL relapse.
  • [MeSH-major] Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute / pathology. Neoplasm Recurrence, Local / pathology. Prostatic Neoplasms / pathology. Prostatic Neoplasms / secondary

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  • (PMID = 16301120.001).
  • [ISSN] 1078-1439
  • [Journal-full-title] Urologic oncology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Urol. Oncol.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
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20. Gonen C, Celik I, Cetinkaya YS, Haznedaroglu I: Cytarabine-induced fever complicating the clinical course of leukemia. Anticancer Drugs; 2005 Jan;16(1):59-62
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  • [Title] Cytarabine-induced fever complicating the clinical course of leukemia.
  • The aim of this study is to assess the frequency and clinical characteristics of cytosine arabinoside-induced fever in patients with acute myeloid leukemia in remission, receiving high-dose (3 g/m2) consolidation therapy.
  • [MeSH-major] Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic / adverse effects. Cytarabine / adverse effects. Fever / chemically induced. Leukemia, Myeloid / drug therapy
  • [MeSH-minor] Acute Disease. Adult. Aged. Female. Humans. Male. Middle Aged. Remission Induction. Retrospective Studies

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  • (PMID = 15613905.001).
  • [ISSN] 0959-4973
  • [Journal-full-title] Anti-cancer drugs
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Anticancer Drugs
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] England
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic; 04079A1RDZ / Cytarabine
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21. Al-Tawfiq JA, Al-Khatti AA: Spontaneous remission of acute monocytic leukemia after infection with Clostridium septicum. Int J Lab Hematol; 2007 Oct;29(5):386-9

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  • [Title] Spontaneous remission of acute monocytic leukemia after infection with Clostridium septicum.
  • Spontaneous remissions of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) have been reported in association with infection.
  • Here, we report a case of spontaneous remission of AML in a 47-year-old Saudi Arabian male patient who presented with a few weeks history of recurrent abdominal pain, vomiting and fever.
  • He was diagnosed with acute monocytic leukemia (AML, FAB M5b) and a perforated bowel.
  • Six weeks later, he achieved spontaneous and complete remission lasting for about 4 months.
  • The remission and relapse were documented by bone marrow examination.
  • Similarly, previous reports of spontaneous remission of AML were short lived and were followed by relapse and progression.
  • [MeSH-major] Clostridium Infections / complications. Clostridium septicum / pathogenicity. Intestinal Perforation / complications. Leukemia, Monocytic, Acute / complications
  • [MeSH-minor] Humans. Male. Middle Aged. Neoplasm Recurrence, Local. Remission, Spontaneous

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  • (PMID = 17824921.001).
  • [ISSN] 1751-5521
  • [Journal-full-title] International journal of laboratory hematology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Int J Lab Hematol
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] England
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22. Mejdoubi M, Huynh A, Danho C, Boot B: Cervical spondylodiscitis caused by Blastoschizomyces capitatus. Infection; 2009 Apr;37(2):153-5
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  • A 37-year-old woman, during her second remission of acute myeloid leukemia, presented with severe neck pain and cervico-brachial neuralgia.
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Amphotericin B / therapeutic use. Antifungal Agents / therapeutic use. Female. Humans. Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute / complications. Neck / radiography. Neck / ultrasonography. Pyrimidines / therapeutic use. Tomography, X-Ray Computed. Triazoles / therapeutic use. Voriconazole

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  • (PMID = 18231719.001).
  • [ISSN] 1439-0973
  • [Journal-full-title] Infection
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Infection
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Germany
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Antifungal Agents; 0 / Pyrimidines; 0 / Triazoles; 0 / liposomal amphotericin B; 7XU7A7DROE / Amphotericin B; JFU09I87TR / Voriconazole
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23. Hsiao PJ, Kuo SM, Chen JH, Lin HF, Chu PL, Lin SH, Ho CL: Acute myelogenous leukemia and acute leukemic appendicitis: a case report. World J Gastroenterol; 2009 Nov 28;15(44):5624-5
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  • [Title] Acute myelogenous leukemia and acute leukemic appendicitis: a case report.
  • Acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) can involve the gastrointestinal tract but rarely involves the appendix.
  • We report a male patient who had 1 year partial remission from AML and who presented with apparent acute appendicitis as the initial manifestation of leukemia relapse.
  • Pathological findings of the appendix revealed transmural infiltrates of myeloblasts, which indicated a diagnosis of leukemia.
  • Although leukemic cell infiltration of the appendix is uncommon, patients with leukemia relapse can present with symptoms mimicking acute appendicitis.
  • [MeSH-major] Appendicitis / complications. Appendicitis / diagnosis. Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute / complications. Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute / diagnosis
  • [MeSH-minor] Aged. Appendectomy. Disease Progression. Granulocyte Precursor Cells / cytology. Humans. Leukemic Infiltration / diagnosis. Leukemic Infiltration / pathology. Male. Recurrence. Sarcoma, Myeloid / diagnosis. Sarcoma, Myeloid / pathology. Treatment Outcome

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  • (PMID = 19938205.001).
  • [ISSN] 2219-2840
  • [Journal-full-title] World journal of gastroenterology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] World J. Gastroenterol.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
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24. Katsuya H, Takata T, Ishikawa T, Sasaki H, Ishitsuka K, Takamatsu Y, Tamura K: A patient with acute myeloid leukemia who developed fatal pneumonia caused by carbapenem-resistant Bacillus cereus. J Infect Chemother; 2009 Feb;15(1):39-41
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  • [Title] A patient with acute myeloid leukemia who developed fatal pneumonia caused by carbapenem-resistant Bacillus cereus.
  • We report a case of fatal pneumonia caused by B. cereus in a patient with newly diagnosed acute myeloid leukemia (AML) during remission induction therapy.
  • [MeSH-major] Bacillaceae Infections / microbiology. Bacillus cereus / drug effects. Carbapenems / pharmacology. Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute / complications. Pneumonia, Bacterial / microbiology. beta-Lactam Resistance
  • [MeSH-minor] Anti-Bacterial Agents / pharmacology. Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use. Antineoplastic Agents / adverse effects. Antineoplastic Agents / therapeutic use. Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols / adverse effects. Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols / therapeutic use. Fatal Outcome. Humans. Immunocompromised Host. Lung / radiography. Male. Middle Aged. Neutropenia. Remission Induction. Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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  • (PMID = 19280299.001).
  • [ISSN] 1341-321X
  • [Journal-full-title] Journal of infection and chemotherapy : official journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
  • [ISO-abbreviation] J. Infect. Chemother.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Japan
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Anti-Bacterial Agents; 0 / Antineoplastic Agents; 0 / Carbapenems
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25. Numata A, Matsuishi E, Koyanagi K, Saito S, Miyamoto Y, Irie K, Gondo H, Harada M: Successful therapy with whole-lung lavage and autologous peripheral blood stem cell transplantation for pulmonary alveolar proteinosis complicating acute myelogenous leukemia. Am J Hematol; 2006 Feb;81(2):107-9
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  • [Title] Successful therapy with whole-lung lavage and autologous peripheral blood stem cell transplantation for pulmonary alveolar proteinosis complicating acute myelogenous leukemia.
  • A 43-year-old man with acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) was found to be complicated with pulmonary alveolar proteinosis (PAP), which was confirmed by biochemical and histological findings.
  • After achievement of complete remission of AML, he underwent whole-lung lavages twice between intensive chemotherapies.
  • He has been in remission for 25 months after transplant with no recurrence of PAP.
  • [MeSH-major] Bronchoalveolar Lavage. Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute / therapy. Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Transplantation. Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis / therapy
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols / adverse effects. Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols / therapeutic use. Humans. Male. Remission Induction / methods. Transplantation, Autologous

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  • [Copyright] 2006 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
  • (PMID = 16432866.001).
  • [ISSN] 0361-8609
  • [Journal-full-title] American journal of hematology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Am. J. Hematol.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
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26. Lee JH, Choi SJ, Lee JH, Lee YS, Seol M, Ryu SG, Jang S, Park CJ, Chi HS, Lee JS, Kim WK, Lee KH: Continuous infusion intermediate-dose cytarabine, mitoxantrone, plus etoposide for refractory or early relapsed acute myelogenous leukemia. Leuk Res; 2006 Feb;30(2):204-10
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  • [Title] Continuous infusion intermediate-dose cytarabine, mitoxantrone, plus etoposide for refractory or early relapsed acute myelogenous leukemia.
  • For refractory and early relapsed AML, this prospective phase II clinical trial evaluated a salvage chemotherapy regimen, which was consisted of continuous infusion intermediate-dose cytarabine (1g/m(2)/day, 24h i.v. infusion x 5), mitoxantrone (12 mg/m(2)/day x 3), and etoposide (150 mg/m(2)/day x 3).
  • Our results suggest that continuous infusion intermediate-dose cytarabine, together with mitoxantrone and etoposide, may induce CR in a significant proportion of patients with refractory or early relapsed AML, although remission duration was short.
  • [MeSH-major] Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols / administration & dosage. Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute / drug therapy

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  • [CommentIn] Leuk Res. 2009 May;33(5):610-2 [18990445.001]
  • (PMID = 16055185.001).
  • [ISSN] 0145-2126
  • [Journal-full-title] Leukemia research
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Leuk. Res.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Clinical Trial, Phase II; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] England
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 04079A1RDZ / Cytarabine; 6PLQ3CP4P3 / Etoposide; BZ114NVM5P / Mitoxantrone
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27. Rimner T, Went P, Tichelli A, Gratwohl A: Concomitant hairy cell and acute myeloid leukemia. Eur J Haematol; 2006 Jan;76(1):86-8
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  • [Title] Concomitant hairy cell and acute myeloid leukemia.
  • Secondary malignancies in patients with hairy cell leukemia (HCL) are well described and treatment of HCL is discussed as their cause.
  • We describe a 58-yr-old patient who presented with both acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and HCL at the same time.
  • Treatment with cladribine, daunorubicin and cytosine arabinoside, followed by autologous stem cell transplantation, induced complete remission of AML and hematologic remission of HCL for 22 months, when he relapsed with AML.
  • This concomitant occurrence of AML and HCL is suggestive of a genetic predisposition rather then coincidence or relation to purine analoga.
  • [MeSH-major] Leukemia, Hairy Cell / pathology. Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute / pathology. Neoplasms, Second Primary / pathology

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  • (PMID = 16343277.001).
  • [ISSN] 0902-4441
  • [Journal-full-title] European journal of haematology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Eur. J. Haematol.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Denmark
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic; 04079A1RDZ / Cytarabine; 47M74X9YT5 / Cladribine; ZS7284E0ZP / Daunorubicin
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28. Kinoshita T, Yokokawa M, Yashiro N: Multicentric granulocytic sarcoma of the breast: mammographic, sonographic, and MR findings. Clin Imaging; 2006 Jul-Aug;30(4):271-4
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  • [Title] Multicentric granulocytic sarcoma of the breast: mammographic, sonographic, and MR findings.
  • A rare case of granulocytic sarcoma (GS) of the bilateral breasts after complete remission of acute myelogenous leukemia is reported.
  • [MeSH-major] Breast Neoplasms / diagnosis. Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Mammography. Sarcoma, Myeloid / diagnosis. Ultrasonography
  • [MeSH-minor] Female. Humans. Middle Aged. Rare Diseases / diagnosis

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  • (PMID = 16814144.001).
  • [ISSN] 0899-7071
  • [Journal-full-title] Clinical imaging
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Clin Imaging
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
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29. Kim JY, Song HJ, Lim HJ, Shin MG, Kim JS, Kim HJ, Kim BY, Lee SW: Platelet factor-4 is an indicator of blood count recovery in acute myeloid leukemia patients in complete remission. Mol Cell Proteomics; 2008 Feb;7(2):431-41
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  • [Title] Platelet factor-4 is an indicator of blood count recovery in acute myeloid leukemia patients in complete remission.
  • To investigate whether serum biomarkers can be used to indicate the responsiveness of acute myeloid leukemia to remission induction chemotherapy, we performed MALDI-TOF protein profile analysis of patient sera.
  • The resulting spectra revealed a protein (or peptide) peak at m/z 7764 that varied in intensity; its intensity was much higher in samples from patients in complete remission than in those from patients with resistant disease or in samples taken prior to treatment (at the time of diagnosis).
  • This study demonstrates that PF4 protein levels are a good indicator for the recovery of blood count in the complete remission of acute myeloid leukemia.
  • [MeSH-major] Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute / blood. Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute / drug therapy. Platelet Factor 4 / blood
  • [MeSH-minor] Amino Acid Sequence. Blood Cell Count. Chemical Fractionation. Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay. Female. Humans. Immunoassay. Magnetics. Male. Microspheres. Middle Aged. Molecular Sequence Data. Platelet Count. Regression Analysis. Remission Induction. Spectrometry, Mass, Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption-Ionization

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  • (PMID = 17998245.001).
  • [ISSN] 1535-9484
  • [Journal-full-title] Molecular & cellular proteomics : MCP
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Mol. Cell Proteomics
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 37270-94-3 / Platelet Factor 4
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30. Yokoyama H, Harigae H: [Management of anemia and bone marrow hypoplasia in the treatment of myeloid leukemia]. Nihon Rinsho; 2009 Oct;67(10):1974-7
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  • [Title] [Management of anemia and bone marrow hypoplasia in the treatment of myeloid leukemia].
  • It is important for achieving complete remission of acute myelogenous leukemia to manage anemia and bone marrow hypoplasia, which cause serious complications.
  • [MeSH-major] Anemia / etiology. Anemia / therapy. Bone Marrow / pathology. Bone Marrow Diseases / etiology. Bone Marrow Diseases / therapy. Leukemia, Myeloid / complications. Leukemia, Myeloid / therapy

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  • (PMID = 19860200.001).
  • [ISSN] 0047-1852
  • [Journal-full-title] Nihon rinsho. Japanese journal of clinical medicine
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Nippon Rinsho
  • [Language] jpn
  • [Publication-type] English Abstract; Journal Article; Review
  • [Publication-country] Japan
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic; 143011-72-7 / Granulocyte Colony-Stimulating Factor; 776B62CQ27 / decitabine; M801H13NRU / Azacitidine
  • [Number-of-references] 14
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31. Sakhinia E, Faranghpour M, Liu Yin JA, Brady G, Hoyland JA, Byers RJ: Routine expression profiling of microarray gene signatures in acute leukaemia by real-time PCR of human bone marrow. Br J Haematol; 2005 Jul;130(2):233-48
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  • [Title] Routine expression profiling of microarray gene signatures in acute leukaemia by real-time PCR of human bone marrow.
  • Cancer subtype diagnosis using microarray signatures has the potential to transform pathological diagnosis but the routine measurement of genes signatures remains difficult.
  • Reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) measurement of Indicator genes for acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) and acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) was used to determine gene signatures.
  • The expression profile of the 17 top-ranked genes distinguishing AML and ALL were measured by RT-PCR in five ALL, 26 AML, 12 AML remission, four chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML) and nine morphologically normal BM samples.
  • All but two of the genes measured showed similar expression in AML and ALL to that reported previously.
  • Specifically, c-MYB (P </= 0.04) was significantly increased in ALL in the total fraction, whilst HOXA9 (P </= 0.19) and cystatin c (P </= 0.01) were increased in AML in the CD34(+) and CD34(-) fractions, respectively. c-MYB, hSNF2, RBAP48, HKRT-1, LYN, CD33, Adipsin and HOXA9 were increased in AML compared with remission AML, indicating an ability to determine disease activity.
  • [MeSH-major] Gene Expression Profiling / methods. Leukemia, Myeloid / genetics. Precursor Cell Lymphoblastic Leukemia-Lymphoma / genetics
  • [MeSH-minor] Acute Disease. Adult. Antigens, CD34 / analysis. Bone Marrow Cells / metabolism. Cluster Analysis. DNA, Neoplasm / genetics. Diagnosis, Differential. Female. Humans. Leukemia, Myelogenous, Chronic, BCR-ABL Positive / diagnosis. Leukemia, Myelogenous, Chronic, BCR-ABL Positive / genetics. Male. Middle Aged. Oligonucleotide Array Sequence Analysis. Remission Induction. Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction / methods

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  • (PMID = 16029452.001).
  • [ISSN] 0007-1048
  • [Journal-full-title] British journal of haematology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Br. J. Haematol.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] England
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Antigens, CD34; 0 / DNA, Neoplasm
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32. Liang T, Tan T, Xiao Y, Yi H, Li C, Peng F, Chen Z, Xiao Z: [Methylation and expression of glioma pathogenesis-related protein 1 gene in acute myeloid leukemia]. Zhong Nan Da Xue Xue Bao Yi Xue Ban; 2009 May;34(5):388-94
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  • [Title] [Methylation and expression of glioma pathogenesis-related protein 1 gene in acute myeloid leukemia].
  • OBJECTIVE: To detect the methylation and expression of glioma pathogenesis-related protein 1(GLIPR1) gene in the acute myeloid leukemia (AML) cell lines and bone marrow cells from AML patients, and to determine the relationship between promoter methylation and expression of GLIPR1.
  • METHODS: Five leukemia cell lines, 54 bone marrows from the newly diagnosed AML patients, 48 bone marrows from the acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL )patients, 40 bone marrows from the chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) patients,35 bone marrows from control patients, and 8 bone marrows from the complete remission AML patients were collected.
  • RESULTS: The level of GLIPR1 mRNA in the AML cell lines was lower than that in the chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) and ALL cell lines, whereas the methylation level of GLIPR1 in the former was higher than that in the latter.
  • The level of GLIPR1 mRNA in the AML cell lines was significantly increased, but had no obvious changes in the CML and ALL cell lines after 5-aza-2dC treatment.
  • The mRNA level of GLIPR1 in the AML bone marrows (0.38+/-0.20)was obviously lower than that in the ALL bone marrows (0.76+/-0.18), CML bone marrows (0.80+/-0.14), and control bone marrows(0.85+/-0.12).
  • The level of GLIPR1 mRNA in the bone marrows with complete remission AML was obviously higher than that in the AML bone marrows before the treatment (0.78+/-0.13 vs. 0.36+/-0.20); but there was no obvious difference between the ALL bone marrows and the control bone marrows, and the CML bone marrows and the control bone marrows (both P>0.05).
  • The positive rate of GLIPR1 gene methylation in the AML bone marrows (81.5%) was obviously higher than that in the ALL bone marrows(37.5%), CML bone marrows (27.5%) and the control bone marrows(14.3%).
  • The positive rate of GLIPR1 gene in the bone marrows with complete remission AML was obviously lower than that in the bone marrows before the treatment (12.5% vs. 75.0%), but there was no obvious difference between the ALL bone marrows and between the control bone marrows,and the CML bone marrows and the control bone marrows (both P>0.05).
  • There was a negative correlation between the mRNA level and methylation status of GLIPR1 in the AML bone marrows.
  • CONCLUSION: GLIPR1 expression is downregulated or even lost by promoter methylation in AML, and the expression and methylation level of GLIPR1 gene may have some significance in evaluating the curative effect of AML patients.
  • [MeSH-major] DNA Methylation. Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute / genetics. Neoplasm Proteins / metabolism. Nerve Tissue Proteins / metabolism

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  • [ISSN] 1672-7347
  • [Journal-full-title] Zhong nan da xue xue bao. Yi xue ban = Journal of Central South University. Medical sciences
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Zhong Nan Da Xue Xue Bao Yi Xue Ban
  • [Language] chi
  • [Publication-type] English Abstract; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • [Publication-country] China
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / GLIPR1 protein, human; 0 / Neoplasm Proteins; 0 / Nerve Tissue Proteins; 0 / RNA, Messenger
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33. Barrett AJ, Le Blanc K: Immunotherapy prospects for acute myeloid leukaemia. Clin Exp Immunol; 2010 Aug;161(2):223-32
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  • [Title] Immunotherapy prospects for acute myeloid leukaemia.
  • While chemotherapy is successful at inducing remission of acute myeloid leukaemia (AML), the disease has a high probability of relapse.
  • Evidence for immunosurveillance of AML and susceptibility of leukaemia cells to both T cell and natural killer (NK) cell attack and justifies the application of immune strategies to control residual AML persisting after remission induction.
  • Immune therapy for AML includes allogeneic stem cell transplantation, adoptive transfer of allogeneic or autologous T cells or NK cells, vaccination with leukaemia cells, dendritic cells, cell lysates, peptides and DNA vaccines and treatment with cytokines, antibodies and immunomodulatory agents.
  • Here we describe what is known about the immunological features of AML at presentation and in remission, the current status of immunotherapy and strategies combining treatment approaches with a view to achieving leukaemia cure.
  • [MeSH-major] Immunotherapy / methods. Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute / immunology. Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute / therapy

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  • (PMID = 20529084.001).
  • [ISSN] 1365-2249
  • [Journal-full-title] Clinical and experimental immunology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Clin. Exp. Immunol.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article; Review
  • [Publication-country] England
  • [Number-of-references] 108
  • [Other-IDs] NLM/ PMC2909404
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34. Davies SM, Rowe JM, Appelbaum FR: Indications for hematopoietic cell transplantation in acute leukemia. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant; 2008 Jan;14(1 Suppl 1):154-64
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  • [Title] Indications for hematopoietic cell transplantation in acute leukemia.
  • Based on available data, all adults with AML under age 60 years with matched siblings should be considered for allogeneic transplantation in first remission, except for those with favorable risk cytogenetics and possibly those whose disease has normal cytogenetics and is FLT3/ITD negative and NPM1 positive.
  • Patients with matched siblings not transplanted in first remission should be followed closely so that transplantation in early first relapse can be considered.
  • RIC allogeneic transplantation using either a matched family member or a MUD can be considered for patients age 60 years or greater with AML in second or subsequent remission, or AML in first remission with intermediate or high risk disease.
  • [MeSH-major] Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation / methods. Leukemia / surgery

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  • [ErratumIn] Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2008 Nov;14(11):1317-8
  • (PMID = 18162237.001).
  • [ISSN] 1523-6536
  • [Journal-full-title] Biology of blood and marrow transplantation : journal of the American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Biol. Blood Marrow Transplant.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article; Review
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Number-of-references] 69
  • [General-notes] NLM/ Original DateCompleted: 20080104
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35. Ogasawara T, Yasuyama M, Kawauchi K: Therapy-related myelodysplastic syndrome with monosomy 5 after successful treatment of acute myeloid leukemia (M2). Am J Hematol; 2005 Jun;79(2):136-41
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  • [Title] Therapy-related myelodysplastic syndrome with monosomy 5 after successful treatment of acute myeloid leukemia (M2).
  • We describe a patient who developed myelodysplastic syndrome over 2 years after achieving complete remission of acute myeloid leukemia (AML).
  • The patient was treated in July 1998 with anthracycline, etoposide, and behenoyl cytarabine chemotherapy for AML (French-American-British classification, M2; World Health Organization classification, AML with maturation) and achieved complete remission.
  • The pancytopenia progressed rapidly, and he died 2 months after the diagnosis of MDS.
  • Therapy-related MDS and AML (t-MDS/t-AML) developing after treatment for acute leukemia is unusual; the primary leukemia associated with most cases of t-MDS/t-AML is acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL).
  • This unusual case suggests that AML excluding APL should be considered a primary hematologic malignancy for t-MDS/t-AML.
  • [MeSH-major] Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols / adverse effects. Chromosomes, Human, Pair 5. Cytarabine / analogs & derivatives. Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute / chemically induced. Monosomy. Myelodysplastic Syndromes / chemically induced. Myelodysplastic Syndromes / genetics


36. Moon HW, Shin S, Kim HY, Kim YR, Cho HI, Yoon SS, Park S, Kim BK, Chun H, Kim HC, Park CJ, Min YH, Lee DS: Therapeutic use of granulocyte-colony stimulating factor could conceal residual malignant cells in patients with AML1/ETO+ acute myelogenous leukemia. Leukemia; 2006 Aug;20(8):1408-13
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  • [Title] Therapeutic use of granulocyte-colony stimulating factor could conceal residual malignant cells in patients with AML1/ETO+ acute myelogenous leukemia.
  • We have experienced a number of cases of AML1/ETO+ acute myelogenous leukemia that showed remission based on bone marrow (BM) morphological criteria, but that revealed clonal abnormalities in most cells by fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH).
  • Interestingly, most of these cases had AML with AML1/ETO rearrangement.
  • To clarify the possible mechanisms underlying this phenomenon, we investigated the expression levels of G-CSFR in AML cells with AML1/ETO rearrangement by flow cytometry and real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR).
  • The number of AML1/ETO+ cells expressing G-CSFR at baseline was significantly higher than that of AML1/ETO- AML cells (2673 vs 522).
  • This study reveals that cases showing remission after treatment with G-CSF mostly had leukemia with AML1/ETO rearrangement.
  • We recommend that remission should be confirmed by FISH, because malignant clones can be differentiated and masked in morphological examination or chromosome test, especially for AML with AML1/ETO rearrangement.
  • [MeSH-major] Core Binding Factor Alpha 2 Subunit / genetics. Gene Rearrangement. Granulocyte Colony-Stimulating Factor / therapeutic use. Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute / drug therapy. Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute / genetics

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  • (PMID = 16791271.001).
  • [ISSN] 0887-6924
  • [Journal-full-title] Leukemia
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Leukemia
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • [Publication-country] England
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Core Binding Factor Alpha 2 Subunit; 0 / RUNX1 protein, human; 0 / Receptors, Granulocyte Colony-Stimulating Factor; 143011-72-7 / Granulocyte Colony-Stimulating Factor
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37. Lo WP, Kuo CL, Kuo MT, Fang PC: Isolated conjunctival myeloid sarcoma as a presenting sign of acute leukemia. Chang Gung Med J; 2010 May-Jun;33(3):334-7
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  • [Title] Isolated conjunctival myeloid sarcoma as a presenting sign of acute leukemia.
  • Myeloid sarcoma is known as a tumor mass of myeloblasts or immature myeloid cells occurring in an extramedullary site.
  • When ophthalmic areas are involved, it is usually located in the orbits and noted at or after the diagnosis of an underlying leukemia.
  • We report a 38 year-old woman who had isolated conjunctival myeloid sarcoma without any other clinical signs and symptoms.
  • Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) was diagnosed after a thorough examination.
  • The patient had complete remission of AML after systemic chemotherapy.
  • [MeSH-major] Conjunctival Neoplasms / diagnosis. Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute / diagnosis. Sarcoma, Myeloid / diagnosis

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  • (PMID = 20584512.001).
  • [ISSN] 2309-835X
  • [Journal-full-title] Chang Gung medical journal
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Chang Gung Med J
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] China (Republic : 1949- )
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38. Kilic G, Boruban MC, Bueco-Ramos C, Konoplev SN: Granulocytic sarcoma involving the uterus and right fallopian tube with negative endometrial biopsy. Eur J Gynaecol Oncol; 2007;28(4):270-2
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  • [Title] Granulocytic sarcoma involving the uterus and right fallopian tube with negative endometrial biopsy.
  • Granulocytic sarcoma is an extramedullary tumor associated with acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) and it is rarely seen in the female genital tract.
  • We report an unusual case of granulocytic sarcoma of the uterus and fallopian tube in an AML patient who presented with vaginal bleeding and persistent abdominal pain.
  • Biopsy did not reveal the diagnosis.
  • Pathology showed atypical myeloid cells infiltrating the muscle bundles which was consistent with granulocytic sarcoma involving the uterus and right fallopian tube.
  • Immunohistochemistry confirmed the diagnosis.
  • The patient is in complete remission for AML and being followed-up for granulocytic sarcoma.
  • Granulocytic sarcoma of the uterus and fallopian tube is very rare, and in AML patients with abnormal uterine bleeding but negative endometrial biopsy it should still be considered in the differential diagnosis.
  • [MeSH-major] Fallopian Tube Neoplasms / pathology. Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute / pathology. Sarcoma, Myeloid / pathology. Uterine Neoplasms / pathology

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  • (PMID = 17713090.001).
  • [ISSN] 0392-2936
  • [Journal-full-title] European journal of gynaecological oncology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Italy
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39. Vicente D, Lamparelli T, Gualandi F, Occhini D, Raiola AM, Ibatici A, Van Lint MT, Gobbi M, Miglino M, Clavio M, Risso M, Frassoni F, Bacigalupo A: Improved outcome in young adults with de novo acute myeloid leukemia in first remission, undergoing an allogeneic bone marrow transplant. Bone Marrow Transplant; 2007 Aug;40(4):349-54
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  • [Title] Improved outcome in young adults with de novo acute myeloid leukemia in first remission, undergoing an allogeneic bone marrow transplant.
  • We assessed the outcome of 170 patients with AML in first complete remission, aged 1-47 years (median 29), who had undergone an allogeneic BMT before or after 1990 (n=80 and n=90, respectively); all patients were prepared with cyclophosphamide and TBI; the median follow-up for surviving patients was 13 years.
  • Patients transplanted after 1990 were older, had a shorter interval diagnosis-BMT, had less FAB-M3 cases, received a higher dose of TBI, a higher marrow cell dose and combined (cyclosporine+methotrexate) GVHD prophylaxis.
  • In conclusion, the overall survival of first remission AML undergoing an allogeneic BMT has almost doubled in the past two decades, despite older age and fewer M3 cases.
  • [MeSH-major] Bone Marrow Transplantation / methods. Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute / therapy. Transplantation Conditioning / methods
  • [MeSH-minor] Adolescent. Adult. Child. Child, Preschool. Cohort Studies. Female. Graft vs Host Disease / prevention & control. Graft vs Host Disease / therapy. Humans. Infant. Italy / epidemiology. Male. Neoplasm Recurrence, Local / therapy. Remission Induction / methods. Risk. Survival Analysis. Transplantation, Homologous


40. Kern W, Bacher U, Haferlach C, Schnittger S, Haferlach T: The role of multiparameter flow cytometry for disease monitoring in AML. Best Pract Res Clin Haematol; 2010 Sep;23(3):379-90
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  • [Title] The role of multiparameter flow cytometry for disease monitoring in AML.
  • Monitoring of the minimal residual disease (MRD) load has become essential for the choice of post-induction strategies in patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML).
  • On the other hand, for most AML patients, multiparameter flow cytometry (MFC) represents a good option for MRD monitoring.
  • In virtually all AML patients, leukemia-associated immunophenotypes (LAIPs) are detectable with MFC.
  • Numerous studies demonstrated the prognostic power of the MRD levels determined by MFC at post-induction as well as post-consolidation time points in adults and children considered to be in hematologic remission of AML.
  • Thus, MFC can significantly contribute to risk assessment of patients with AML during and after treatment and allows clinicians to consider alternative strategies (e.g. allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation) earlier.
  • Clinical studies need to focus on a standardization of these approaches to facilitate the translation of MFC-based MRD assessment into therapeutic decisions in patients with AML.
  • [MeSH-major] Flow Cytometry / methods. Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute / diagnosis. Neoplasm, Residual / diagnosis

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  • (PMID = 21112037.001).
  • [ISSN] 1532-1924
  • [Journal-full-title] Best practice & research. Clinical haematology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Best Pract Res Clin Haematol
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article; Review
  • [Publication-country] Netherlands
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41. Juliusson G, Billström R, Gruber A, Hellström-Lindberg E, Höglunds M, Karlsson K, Stockelberg D, Wahlin A, Aström M, Arnesson C, Brunell-Abrahamsson U, Carstensen J, Fredriksson E, Holmberg E, Nordenskjöld K, Wiklund F, Swedish Adult Acute Leukemia Registry Group: Attitude towards remission induction for elderly patients with acute myeloid leukemia influences survival. Leukemia; 2006 Jan;20(1):42-7
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  • [Title] Attitude towards remission induction for elderly patients with acute myeloid leukemia influences survival.
  • Combination chemotherapy may induce remission from acute myeloid leukemia (AML), but validated criteria for treatment of elderly are lacking.
  • The remission intention (RI) rate for elderly patients, as reported to the Swedish Leukemia Registry, was known to be different when comparing the six health care regions, but the consequences of different management are unknown.
  • The Leukemia Registry, containing 1672 AML patients diagnosed between 1997 and 2001, with 98% coverage and a median follow-up of 4 years, was completed with data from the compulsory cancer and population registries.
  • Among 506 treated and untreated patients aged 70-79 years with AML (non-APL), there was a direct correlation between the RI rate in each health region (range 36-76%) and the two-year overall survival, with no censored observations (6-21%) (chi-squared for trend=11.3, P<0.001; r2=0.86, P<0.02, nonparametric).
  • Differences could not be explained by demographics, and was found in both de novo and secondary leukemias.
  • Survival of 70-79-year-old AML patients is better in regions where more elderly patients are judged eligible for remission induction.
  • [MeSH-major] Attitude of Health Personnel. Leukemia, Myeloid / drug therapy. Patient Selection
  • [MeSH-minor] Acute Disease. Adolescent. Adult. Age Distribution. Age Factors. Aged. Aged, 80 and over. Follow-Up Studies. Humans. Middle Aged. Registries. Remission Induction. Survival Rate. Sweden / epidemiology. Treatment Outcome


42. Jourdan E, Boiron JM, Dastugue N, Vey N, Marit G, Rigal-Huguet F, Molina L, Fegueux N, Pigneux A, Recher C, Rossi JF, Attal M, Sotto JJ, Maraninchi D, Reiffers J, Bardou VJ, Esterni B, Blaise D: Early allogeneic stem-cell transplantation for young adults with acute myeloblastic leukemia in first complete remission: an intent-to-treat long-term analysis of the BGMT experience. J Clin Oncol; 2005 Oct 20;23(30):7676-84
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  • [Title] Early allogeneic stem-cell transplantation for young adults with acute myeloblastic leukemia in first complete remission: an intent-to-treat long-term analysis of the BGMT experience.
  • PURPOSE: We analyzed the impact of allogeneic stem-cell transplantation (alloSCT) as an early consolidation for young patients with acute myeloblastic leukemia in first complete remission (CR1) through four successive protocols.
  • [MeSH-major] Leukemia, Myeloid / therapy. Stem Cell Transplantation / methods
  • [MeSH-minor] Acute Disease. Adolescent. Adult. Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols / therapeutic use. Combined Modality Therapy. Disease-Free Survival. Female. Humans. Male. Middle Aged. Prospective Studies. Remission Induction. Time Factors. Tissue and Organ Procurement. Transplantation, Autologous. Transplantation, Homologous. Treatment Outcome

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  • (PMID = 16186596.001).
  • [ISSN] 0732-183X
  • [Journal-full-title] Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] J. Clin. Oncol.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Clinical Trial; Comparative Study; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial
  • [Publication-country] United States
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43. Rodriguez V, Anderson PM, Litzow MR, Erlandson L, Trotz BA, Arndt CA, Khan SP, Wiseman GA: Marrow irradiation with high-dose 153Samarium-EDTMP followed by chemotherapy and hematopoietic stem cell infusion for acute myelogenous leukemia. Leuk Lymphoma; 2006 Aug;47(8):1583-92
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  • [Title] Marrow irradiation with high-dose 153Samarium-EDTMP followed by chemotherapy and hematopoietic stem cell infusion for acute myelogenous leukemia.
  • In four patients, aged 15 - 20 years, with high-risk acute myeloid leukemia (AML), high-dose samarium 153-labelled ethylenediaminetetramethylenephosphonate (153Sm-EDTMP) was used for targeted marrow irradiation before preparative chemotherapy conditioning regimens and allogeneic (three patients) or autologous (one patient) hematopoietic stem cell transplantation.
  • Complete cytogenetic and morphologic remission of AML was evident on follow-up marrow aspirate and biopsy specimens from all patients.
  • In two of the four study patients, the disease remains in complete remission and the patients have an excellent quality of life (Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance status 0; no medications) and no organ toxicity more than 2 years and more than 4 years, respectively, after their blood and bone marrow transplantations.
  • Thus, in adolescents and adults, 153Sm-EDTMP may provide a relatively simple and effective means for using irradiation to eliminate AML within the marrow.
  • [MeSH-major] Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation / methods. Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute / radiotherapy. Radioisotopes / therapeutic use. Samarium / therapeutic use
  • [MeSH-minor] Adolescent. Adult. Bone Marrow / pathology. Bone Marrow / radiation effects. Dose-Response Relationship, Radiation. Humans. Organometallic Compounds / administration & dosage. Organometallic Compounds / therapeutic use. Organophosphorus Compounds / administration & dosage. Organophosphorus Compounds / therapeutic use. Quality of Life. Remission Induction / methods. Transplantation Conditioning / adverse effects. Transplantation Conditioning / methods

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  • (PMID = 16966270.001).
  • [ISSN] 1042-8194
  • [Journal-full-title] Leukemia & lymphoma
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Leuk. Lymphoma
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] England
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Organometallic Compounds; 0 / Organophosphorus Compounds; 0 / Radioisotopes; 122575-21-7 / samarium ethylenediaminetetramethylenephosphonate; 42OD65L39F / Samarium
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44. Basa J, Wolska-Smoleń T, Walter Z, Skotnicki AB: [Granulocytic sarcoma with late transformation into acute myeloblastic leukemia--case report]. Przegl Lek; 2006;63(8):706-10
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  • [Title] [Granulocytic sarcoma with late transformation into acute myeloblastic leukemia--case report].
  • Case presentation of a 28-year-old patient with acute myeloblastic leukemia (FAB AML-M4), who underwent surgery of an inguinal tumor a year before the diagnosis of leukemia was made.
  • In retrospective assessment a diagnosis of granulocytic sarcoma was made.
  • After induction and consolidation chemotherapy he achieved complete hematological remission and underwent matched unrelated donor bone marrow transplantation.
  • A repeated induction chemotherapy resulted in hematological remission.
  • [MeSH-major] Brain Neoplasms / secondary. Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute / diagnosis. Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute / etiology. Sarcoma, Myeloid / complications. Sarcoma, Myeloid / diagnosis
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols / therapeutic use. Bone Marrow Transplantation. Cell Transformation, Neoplastic / pathology. Disease-Free Survival. Fatal Outcome. Groin. Humans. Male. Neoplasm Recurrence, Local / diagnosis. Remission Induction / methods. Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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  • (PMID = 17441389.001).
  • [ISSN] 0033-2240
  • [Journal-full-title] Przegla̧d lekarski
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Prz. Lek.
  • [Language] pol
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; English Abstract; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Poland
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45. Schäfer HS, Becker H, Schmitt-Gräff A, Lübbert M: Granulocytic sarcoma of Core-binding Factor (CBF) acute myeloid leukemia mimicking pancreatic cancer. Leuk Res; 2008 Sep;32(9):1472-5
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  • [Title] Granulocytic sarcoma of Core-binding Factor (CBF) acute myeloid leukemia mimicking pancreatic cancer.
  • Granulocytic sarcoma mimicking a synchronous second primary neoplasm (SPN) constitutes a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge particularly in elderly patients.
  • We report on a 75-year-old female presenting with a Core-binding Factor (CBF) AML of M4eo subtype.
  • However, a biopsy demonstrated granulocytic sarcoma.
  • Since the patient had no comorbidities and had been in excellent performance status until the diagnosis of AML, induction chemotherapy was initiated, with subsequent normalization of bilirubin, CA 19-9, lipase and AP.
  • Complete hematologic remission of AML was attained and the pancreatic mass could not be detected anymore.
  • Following one consolidation treatment, the patient remained in excellent health until relapse occurred 7 months later and she succumbed to AML.
  • In conclusion, AML can rarely mimic the clinical picture of pancreatic cancer.
  • The initially good response of this CBF leukemia highlights the principal usefulness of aggressive induction chemotherapy also in older AML patients, if they are carefully selected not only according to biological risk factors such as cytogenetics, but also to "host factors" (good performance status, lack of comorbidities, etc.).
  • [MeSH-major] Core Binding Factors / metabolism. Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute / diagnosis. Pancreatic Neoplasms / diagnosis. Sarcoma, Myeloid / diagnosis
  • [MeSH-minor] Aged. Alkaline Phosphatase / metabolism. Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols / therapeutic use. Bilirubin / metabolism. CA-19-9 Antigen / metabolism. Carboplatin / therapeutic use. Diagnosis, Differential. Etoposide / therapeutic use. Female. Humans. Ifosfamide / therapeutic use. Lipase / metabolism. Magnetic Resonance Imaging


46. Hoshino T, Matsushima T, Saitoh Y, Yamane A, Takizawa M, Irisawa H, Saitoh T, Handa H, Tsukamoto N, Karasawa M, Murakami H, Nojima Y: Sacroiliitis as an initial manifestation of acute myelogenous leukemia. Int J Hematol; 2006 Dec;84(5):421-4
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  • [Title] Sacroiliitis as an initial manifestation of acute myelogenous leukemia.
  • We herein report a 28-year-old female patient who presented with sacroiliitis as an initial manifestation of acute myelogenous leukemia (AML).
  • Although she was initially diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), blasts rapidly increased and AML developed 1 month after the diagnosis of MDS with Sacroiliitis.
  • Induction chemotherapy failed to induce a complete remission of AML, but it did effectively treat the sacroiliitis.
  • However, the sacroiliitis relapsed when the leukemia cells progressed thereafter.
  • The close relationship between the occurrence of sacroiliitis and AML suggested that autoimmune sacroiliitis was a paraneoplastic phenomenon of AML in this patient.
  • Although autoimmune disorders develop in a substantial number of MDS patients, they are rarely observed in de novo AML.
  • No previous report has described sacroiliitis as the initial manifestation of de novo AML.
  • [MeSH-major] Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute. Sacroiliac Joint. Spondylitis, Ankylosing
  • [MeSH-minor] Adrenal Cortex Hormones / therapeutic use. Adult. Blast Crisis / diagnosis. Blast Crisis / radiography. Blast Crisis / therapy. Bone Marrow Transplantation. Fatal Outcome. Female. Humans. Recurrence. Transplantation, Homologous


47. Sierra M, Hernández JM, García JL, Gutiérrez NC, Pérez JJ, Vidriales MB, Ramos F, Hernández JM, Romero M, González MB, Galende J, San Miguel JF: Hematological, immunophenotypic, and cytogenetic characteristics of acute myeloblastic leukemia with trisomy 11. Cancer Genet Cytogenet; 2005 Jul 1;160(1):68-72
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  • [Title] Hematological, immunophenotypic, and cytogenetic characteristics of acute myeloblastic leukemia with trisomy 11.
  • We evaluated the incidence of trisomy 11 in acute myeloblastic leukemia (AML) and its correlation with the most relevant clinical, biological, and immunophenotypic disease characteristics in a total of 399 consecutive AML patients.
  • The complete remission rate was 43%; median survival time was only 2 months.
  • [MeSH-major] Chromosomes, Human, Pair 11. Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute / genetics. Trisomy

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  • (PMID = 15949573.001).
  • [ISSN] 0165-4608
  • [Journal-full-title] Cancer genetics and cytogenetics
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Cancer Genet. Cytogenet.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • [Publication-country] United States
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48. Monzo M, Brunet S, Urbano-Ispizua A, Navarro A, Perea G, Esteve J, Artells R, Granell M, Berlanga J, Ribera JM, Bueno J, Llorente A, Guardia R, Tormo M, Torres P, Nomdedéu JF, Montserrat E, Sierra J, CETLAM: Genomic polymorphisms provide prognostic information in intermediate-risk acute myeloblastic leukemia. Blood; 2006 Jun 15;107(12):4871-9
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  • [Title] Genomic polymorphisms provide prognostic information in intermediate-risk acute myeloblastic leukemia.
  • Current prognostic factors for acute myeloblastic leukemia (AML) are not sufficient to accurately predict the group of patients in the intermediate-risk category who will successfully respond to treatment.
  • We used the allelic discrimination method to identify polymorphisms in GSTT1, SULT1C2, CDA, SXR (drug metabolic pathways), XPD, XPA, XPG, ERCC1, TOP2A (DNA repair), VEGF (angiogenesis), and MDR1 (multidrug resistance) genes in 110 adult patients with intermediate-risk AML, enrolled in the CETLAM-99 prospective trial.
  • A multivariate prognostic model adjusted for age, white blood cell (WBC) count, French-American-British group, cytogenetics, MLL rearrangement, internal tandem duplication of FLT3 (FLT3-ITD), induction courses to achieve complete remission, and germline polymorphisms, was used to detect independent risk factors associated with clinical outcome.
  • These findings might be useful in selecting risk-adapted treatment strategies in intermediate-risk AML.
  • [MeSH-major] Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute / genetics. Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute / mortality. Neoplasm Proteins / genetics. Polymorphism, Genetic
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Alleles. Disease-Free Survival. Female. Heterozygote. Humans. Leukocyte Count. Male. Multivariate Analysis. Prognosis. Prospective Studies. Recurrence. Remission Induction. Risk Factors. Treatment Outcome

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  • (PMID = 16507781.001).
  • [ISSN] 0006-4971
  • [Journal-full-title] Blood
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Blood
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Multicenter Study; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Neoplasm Proteins
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49. Kotru M, Batra M, Gomber S, Rusia U: Transient thrombocytosis with megathrombocytes in a case of acute myeloblastic leukemia. Indian J Pathol Microbiol; 2009 Jan-Mar;52(1):113-4
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  • [Title] Transient thrombocytosis with megathrombocytes in a case of acute myeloblastic leukemia.
  • It is rarely seen in acute leukemia.
  • A 12-year-old girl with acute myeloblastic leukemia (FAB M2) in remission presented with pyoderma.
  • This case has been presented because thrombocytosis is rare in AML and its appearance calls for a close follow-up.
  • [MeSH-major] Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute / complications. Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute / pathology. Thrombocytosis / pathology

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  • (PMID = 19136802.001).
  • [ISSN] 0974-5130
  • [Journal-full-title] Indian journal of pathology & microbiology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Indian J Pathol Microbiol
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] India
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50. Horikoshi A, Takei K, Iriyama N, Uenogawa K, Ishizuka H, Shiraiwa H, Hosokawa Y, Sawada S, Kitoh T: Effect of L-asparaginase combined with vincristine and prednisolone on acute myeloblastic leukemia (M0) associated with non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Acta Haematol; 2009;122(1):54-7
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  • [Title] Effect of L-asparaginase combined with vincristine and prednisolone on acute myeloblastic leukemia (M0) associated with non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
  • She was eventually diagnosed as having acute myeloblastic leukemia (AML;.
  • M0) with non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL).
  • We investigated the therapeutic efficacy of L-asparaginase (L-Asp), vincristine and prednisolone for both her AML and NHL.
  • Asparagine synthetase (AS) activity in her AML blast cells was undetectable.
  • Complete remission (CR) of AML and NHL was achieved.
  • CR of the AML lasted for 18 months without further consolidation therapy.
  • We conclude that L-Asp can be an effective drug for the treatment of AML in which blasts are negative for AS.
  • [MeSH-major] Asparaginase / therapeutic use. Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute / drug therapy. Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin / drug therapy. Prednisolone / therapeutic use. Vincristine / therapeutic use
  • [MeSH-minor] Aged. Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols / therapeutic use. Aspartate-Ammonia Ligase / metabolism. Fatal Outcome. Female. Humans. Remission Induction

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  • [Copyright] 2009 S. Karger AG, Basel
  • (PMID = 19816010.001).
  • [ISSN] 1421-9662
  • [Journal-full-title] Acta haematologica
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Acta Haematol.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Switzerland
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 5J49Q6B70F / Vincristine; 9PHQ9Y1OLM / Prednisolone; EC 3.5.1.1 / Asparaginase; EC 6.3.1.1 / Aspartate-Ammonia Ligase
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51. Gokcan MK, Batikhan H, Calguner M, Tataragasi AI: Unilateral hearing loss as a presenting manifestation of granulocytic sarcoma (chloroma). Otol Neurotol; 2006 Jan;27(1):106-9

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  • [Title] Unilateral hearing loss as a presenting manifestation of granulocytic sarcoma (chloroma).
  • OBJECTIVE: To present a case of acute granulocytic sarcoma of the cerebellopontine angle whose presenting symptom was sudden onset unilateral sensorineural hearing loss.
  • METHODS: A 34-year-old female patient with acute myeloid leukemia on remission admitted because of sudden hearing loss in her right ear for 10 days.
  • Magnetic resonance imaging of the cranium revealed findings consistent with granulocytic sarcoma at the cerebellopontine angle, infiltrating the internal acoustic canal.
  • The patient presented in this report is the first reported case with a granulocytic sarcoma of the cerebellopontine angle who presented with acute sensorineural hearing loss.
  • Despite the rarity of such a case, we would like to emphasize that leukemia must be kept in mind as an etiologic factor in sensorineural hearing loss and suggest that complete blood count and temporal bone imaging be routinely obtained.
  • [MeSH-major] Cerebellar Neoplasms / complications. Cerebellar Neoplasms / diagnosis. Cerebellopontine Angle. Hearing Loss, Sudden / etiology. Sarcoma, Myeloid / complications. Sarcoma, Myeloid / diagnosis
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Auditory Threshold. Evoked Potentials, Auditory, Brain Stem / physiology. Facial Paralysis / etiology. Female. Humans. Leukemia, Promyelocytic, Acute / complications. Leukemia, Promyelocytic, Acute / therapy. Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Treatment Outcome. Vocal Cord Paralysis / etiology

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  • (PMID = 16371856.001).
  • [ISSN] 1531-7129
  • [Journal-full-title] Otology & neurotology : official publication of the American Otological Society, American Neurotology Society [and] European Academy of Otology and Neurotology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Otol. Neurotol.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article; Review
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Number-of-references] 15
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52. Brkljacic B, Cikara I, Ivanac G, Hrkac Pustahija A, Zic R, Stanec Z: Ultrasound-guided bipolar radiofrequency ablation of breast cancer in inoperable patients: a pilot study. Ultraschall Med; 2010 Apr;31(2):156-62
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  • Patients were at high-risk for general anesthesia and surgery because of severely impaired cardiac function, advanced age, or associated diseases (acute myeloid leukaemia (AML), diabetes, hypertension, depression) and/or refused surgery.
  • The Patient with AML and BCA had an infection of the treated breast after 4 months and postponed mastectomy to an AML remission status.
  • There were no signs of malignancy in histopathology; the patient finally died of leukemia 42 months after RFA.

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  • [Copyright] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart . New York.
  • (PMID = 19941254.001).
  • [ISSN] 1438-8782
  • [Journal-full-title] Ultraschall in der Medizin (Stuttgart, Germany : 1980)
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Ultraschall Med
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Germany
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53. Yang MH, Zhao MY, He YL, Wang MH, Wang Z, Xie M, Wu XS, Cao LZ: [Interaction of WAVE1 and genes involved in multiple drug resistance in children with acute myeloblastic leukemia]. Zhonghua Er Ke Za Zhi; 2010 Mar;48(3):175-9
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  • [Title] [Interaction of WAVE1 and genes involved in multiple drug resistance in children with acute myeloblastic leukemia].
  • OBJECTIVE: Multidrug resistance (MDR) is one of the primary causes of suboptimal outcomes in chemotherapy of children with acute myeloblastic leukemia (AML).
  • Expression and/or activity of P-glycoprotein (P-gp), multiple resistance-associated protein-1 (MRP1), lung-resistance related protein (LRP) and breast cancer resistance protein (BCRP) have been considered to be associated with unfavourable outcomes in pediatric AML patients.
  • In previous studies, we found WASP-family verprolin-homologous protein-1 (WAVE1) was involved in the MDR mechanisms in K562/A02 leukemia cells.
  • To investigate the expression of WAVE1, P-gp, MRP1, LRP/MVP and BCRP; and if WAVE1 is involved in MDR of human leukemia cell.
  • METHODS: WAVE1, P-gp, MRP1, LRP, BCRP mRNA and protein expression in bone marrow mononuclear cells (BMMCs) were measured by real-time fluorescence quantitative PCR (RQ-PCR) and Western blot in a cohort of 52 children with acute myeloblastic leukemia.
  • During follow-up, of the 52 patients, 21 were documented as being relapsing or refractory, and 31 were induced into complete continuous remission.
  • (1) The expression levels of WAVE1, P-gp, MRP, LRP and BCRP in refractory/relapsing group were much higher than that in complete continuous remission (CCR) group. (2) WAVE1 mRNA and protein expression in BMMCs of children were at higher levels when they were newly diagnosed or relapsed, compared with complete continuous remission. (3) The WAVE1 expression at mRNA and protein level in HL60/ADR cells was increased by about 353% and 95% respectively as compared with that in HL60 cells. (4) Overexpression of WAVE1 in HL60 cell lines upregulated the expression levels of MRP and BCRP (MRP mRNA and protein level were increased by about 16.54 times and 129% respectively, BCRP was increased by 4.93 times and 96%); whereas suppression of WAVE1 expression by RNA interference downregulated the expression levels of MRP1 and BCRP (MRP mRNA and protein level was only 11% and 43% of pre-disturbance respectively, BCRP was 14% and 71%).
  • CONCLUSIONS: Higher levels of WAVE1 in the BM indicate an unfavorable prognosis in children with AML.
  • WAVE1 is related to the development of AML and involved in the MDR mechanisms, and regulates the level of MRP1 and BCRP.
  • [MeSH-major] Drug Resistance, Neoplasm / genetics. Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute / genetics. Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome Protein Family / genetics

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  • (PMID = 20426950.001).
  • [ISSN] 0578-1310
  • [Journal-full-title] Zhonghua er ke za zhi = Chinese journal of pediatrics
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Zhonghua Er Ke Za Zhi
  • [Language] chi
  • [Publication-type] English Abstract; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • [Publication-country] China
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / RNA, Small Interfering; 0 / Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome Protein Family
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54. Zhong LY, Li QH, Huang ZL, Lin W, Lu ZS, Weng JY, Wu SJ, Du X: Regimen containing perarubicin for the treatment of newly diagnosed young patients with acute myeloid leukemia. Ai Zheng; 2009 Jun;28(6):619-25
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  • [Title] Regimen containing perarubicin for the treatment of newly diagnosed young patients with acute myeloid leukemia.
  • BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Chemotherapy regimen containing anthracyclines has been used as the standard treatment for acute myeloid leukemia (AML).
  • This study was to compare the efficacy and toxicity of the chemotherapy regimen containing perarubicin (THP) with that containing mitoxantrone (MIT) for young patients with newly diagnosed AML.
  • METHODS: A total of 129 patients with newly diagnosed AML, aged 16 to 60 years olds, were assigned for induction chemotherapy containing one to two courses with standard-dose cytarabine (Ara-C) and an anthracycline antibiotic, THP or MIT.
  • When complete remission was achieved after induction therapy, the patients received two courses of consolidation therapy identical to the induction regimen.
  • Maintenance treatment continued for three years when patients were in continuous complete remission (CCR).
  • CONCLUSIONS: Regimen containing THP plus Ara-C can be used for young adults with newly diagnosed AML for remission induction, but it is not superior to the regimen with MIT.
  • Consolidation chemotherapy with THP or MIT is feasible for young adults with AML after CR.
  • [MeSH-major] Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols / therapeutic use. Doxorubicin / analogs & derivatives. Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute / drug therapy
  • [MeSH-minor] Adolescent. Adult. Agranulocytosis / chemically induced. Alopecia / chemically induced. Cytarabine / administration & dosage. Female. Humans. Male. Middle Aged. Mitoxantrone / administration & dosage. Nausea / chemically induced. Recurrence. Remission Induction. Young Adult

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  • (PMID = 19635200.001).
  • [Journal-full-title] Ai zheng = Aizheng = Chinese journal of cancer
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Ai Zheng
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Clinical Trial; Comparative Study; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] China
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 04079A1RDZ / Cytarabine; 80168379AG / Doxorubicin; BZ114NVM5P / Mitoxantrone; D58G680W0G / pirarubicin
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55. Rubnitz JE, Inaba H, Ribeiro RC, Pounds S, Rooney B, Bell T, Pui CH, Leung W: NKAML: a pilot study to determine the safety and feasibility of haploidentical natural killer cell transplantation in childhood acute myeloid leukemia. J Clin Oncol; 2010 Feb 20;28(6):955-9
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  • [Title] NKAML: a pilot study to determine the safety and feasibility of haploidentical natural killer cell transplantation in childhood acute myeloid leukemia.
  • PURPOSE To conduct a pilot study to determine the safety, feasibility, and engraftment of haploidentical natural killer (NK) cell infusions after an immunosuppressive regimen in children with acute myeloid leukemia (AML).
  • PATIENTS AND METHODS Ten patients (0.7 to 21 years old) who had completed chemotherapy and were in first complete remission of AML were enrolled on the Pilot Study of Haploidentical Natural Killer Cell Transplantation for Acute Myeloid Leukemia (NKAML) study.
  • With a median follow-up time of 964 days (range, 569 to 1,162 days), all patients remain in remission.
  • We propose to further investigate the efficacy of KIR-mismatched NK cells in a phase II trial as consolidation therapy to decrease relapse without increasing mortality in children with AML.
  • [MeSH-major] Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols / therapeutic use. Immunotherapy. Killer Cells, Natural / transplantation. Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute / therapy. Neoplasm Recurrence, Local / therapy


56. Entz-Werle N, Suciu S, van der Werff ten Bosch J, Vilmer E, Bertrand Y, Benoit Y, Margueritte G, Plouvier E, Boutard P, Vandecruys E, Ferster A, Lutz P, Uyttebroeck A, Hoyoux C, Thyss A, Rialland X, Norton L, Pages MP, Philippe N, Otten J, Behar C, EORTC Children Leukemia Group: Results of 58872 and 58921 trials in acute myeloblastic leukemia and relative value of chemotherapy vs allogeneic bone marrow transplantation in first complete remission: the EORTC Children Leukemia Group report. Leukemia; 2005 Dec;19(12):2072-81
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  • [Title] Results of 58872 and 58921 trials in acute myeloblastic leukemia and relative value of chemotherapy vs allogeneic bone marrow transplantation in first complete remission: the EORTC Children Leukemia Group report.
  • The first EORTC (European Organization of Research and Treatment of Cancer) acute myeloblastic leukemia (AML) pilot study (58872) was conducted between January 1988 and December 1991.
  • Out of 108 patients, 78% achieved complete remission (CR), and event-free survival (EFS) and survival rates (s.e., %) at 7 years were 40 (5) and 51% (6%), respectively.
  • It indicated that mitoxantrone could be substituted for conventional anthracyclines in the treatment of childhood AML without inducing cardiotoxicity.
  • [MeSH-major] Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols / therapeutic use. Antineoplastic Protocols / standards. Bone Marrow Transplantation. Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute / therapy
  • [MeSH-minor] Adolescent. Child. Child, Preschool. Female. Follow-Up Studies. Humans. Idarubicin / therapeutic use. Infant. Infant, Newborn. Male. Mitoxantrone / therapeutic use. Remission Induction. Survival Rate. Transplantation, Homologous

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  • (PMID = 16136166.001).
  • [ISSN] 0887-6924
  • [Journal-full-title] Leukemia
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Leukemia
  • [Language] eng
  • [Grant] United States / NCI NIH HHS / CA / 5U10-CA11488-18; United States / NCI NIH HHS / CA / 5U10-CA11488-35
  • [Publication-type] Clinical Trial, Phase III; Comparative Study; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • [Publication-country] England
  • [Chemical-registry-number] BZ114NVM5P / Mitoxantrone; ZRP63D75JW / Idarubicin
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57. Le Page E, Leray E, Taurin G, Coustans M, Chaperon J, Morrissey SP, Edan G: Mitoxantrone as induction treatment in aggressive relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis: treatment response factors in a 5 year follow-up observational study of 100 consecutive patients. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry; 2008 Jan;79(1):52-6
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  • One patient was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia (remission 5 years after diagnosis).

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  • (PMID = 17846110.001).
  • [ISSN] 1468-330X
  • [Journal-full-title] Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry
  • [ISO-abbreviation] J. Neurol. Neurosurg. Psychiatr.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Clinical Trial; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] England
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Antineoplastic Agents; 0 / Antiviral Agents; 0 / Immunosuppressive Agents; 0 / Peptides; 5M691HL4BO / Glatiramer Acetate; 77238-31-4 / Interferon-beta; BZ114NVM5P / Mitoxantrone; MRK240IY2L / Azathioprine; X4W7ZR7023 / Methylprednisolone; YL5FZ2Y5U1 / Methotrexate
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58. Oka S, Muroi K, Matsuyama T, Sato K, Ueda M, Toshima M, Suzuki T, Ozaki K, Mori M, Takubo T, Nagai T, Hanafusa T, Ozawa K: Correlation between flow cytometric identification of CD33-positive cells and morphological evaluation of myeloblasts in bone marrow of patients with acute myeloblastic leukemia. Hematology; 2009 Jun;14(3):133-8
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  • [Title] Correlation between flow cytometric identification of CD33-positive cells and morphological evaluation of myeloblasts in bone marrow of patients with acute myeloblastic leukemia.
  • Determination of the percentage of myeloblasts in bone marrow is important for the evaluation of acute myeloblastic leukemia (AML) and related disorders.
  • Using flow cytometry with a CD45-blast gate (FCM/CD45), 226 bone marrow aspiration samples serially collected from 71 patients with de novo AML were analyzed.
  • Patients received remission induction followed by consolidation.
  • The identification of CD33+ cells by FCM/CD45 is useful for the evaluation of bone marrow myeloblasts in AML.
  • [MeSH-major] Antigens, CD / immunology. Antigens, CD45 / immunology. Antigens, Differentiation, Myelomonocytic / immunology. Bone Marrow Cells / cytology. Flow Cytometry / methods. Granulocyte Precursor Cells / cytology. Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute / diagnosis

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  • (PMID = 19490757.001).
  • [ISSN] 1607-8454
  • [Journal-full-title] Hematology (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Hematology
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] England
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Antigens, CD; 0 / Antigens, Differentiation, Myelomonocytic; 0 / CD33 protein, human; 0 / Sialic Acid Binding Ig-like Lectin 3; EC 3.1.3.48 / Antigens, CD45
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59. de Greef GE, van Putten WL, Boogaerts M, Huijgens PC, Verdonck LF, Vellenga E, Theobald M, Jacky E, Löwenberg B, Dutch-Belgian Hemato-Oncology Co-operative Group HOVON, Swiss Group for Clinical Cancer Research SAKK: Criteria for defining a complete remission in acute myeloid leukaemia revisited. An analysis of patients treated in HOVON-SAKK co-operative group studies. Br J Haematol; 2005 Jan;128(2):184-91
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  • [Title] Criteria for defining a complete remission in acute myeloid leukaemia revisited. An analysis of patients treated in HOVON-SAKK co-operative group studies.
  • Complete remission (CR) in patients with acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) is the primary endpoint for the evaluation of induction treatment and treatment strategies.
  • This study examined the individual parameters for CR in 1250 adult patients with de novo AML treated according to three successive study protocols.
  • In the same patient group, the presence of extramedullary leukaemia, incomplete platelet (<100 x 10(9)/l) or neutrophil (<1.0 x 10(9)/l) recovery caused a reduced OS and increased RR.
  • In conclusion, < or =5% blasts in the BM, recovery of neutrophils and platelets, and the absence of extramedullary disease constitute the cornerstones for the definition of a haematological CR in patients with AML.
  • [MeSH-major] Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols / therapeutic use. Leukemia, Myeloid / drug therapy
  • [MeSH-minor] Acute Disease. Adolescent. Adult. Disease-Free Survival. Female. Humans. Lymphocyte Count. Male. Middle Aged. Proportional Hazards Models. Recurrence. Remission Induction. Risk

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  • [CommentIn] Br J Haematol. 2005 Apr;129(1):157-8; author reply 158 [15801968.001]
  • (PMID = 15638852.001).
  • [ISSN] 0007-1048
  • [Journal-full-title] British journal of haematology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Br. J. Haematol.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Clinical Trial; Clinical Trial, Phase III; Journal Article; Multicenter Study
  • [Publication-country] England
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60. Majeed F, Jadko S, Freedman MH, Dror Y: Mutation analysis of SBDS in pediatric acute myeloblastic leukemia. Pediatr Blood Cancer; 2005 Dec;45(7):920-4
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  • [Title] Mutation analysis of SBDS in pediatric acute myeloblastic leukemia.
  • BACKGROUND: Shwachman-Diamond syndrome (SDS) is associated with a high risk of myelodysplasia, acute myeloid leukemia (AML), and chromosome 7 abnormalities.
  • Herein, we studied the role of genetic alterations in SBDS in AML.
  • PROCEDURE: DNA was extracted from marrows of SDS patients with AML, as well as from children with de novo AML.
  • To study whether SBDS heterozygosity confers a risk for MDS/AML, data on family members of SDS patients on the Canadian Inherited Marrow Failure Registry (CIMFR) was analyzed.
  • RESULTS: Of two SDS patients with SDS/AML one was homozygous 258 + 2T > C, and one was compound heterozygous 183-184TA > CT/258 + 2T > C.
  • To determine whether a subset of patients with SDS can present with AML, we analyzed 48 AML samples at remission, but no mutations were identified.
  • To address whether acquired mutated SBDS gene is associated with leukemic transformation in de novo AML, we analyzed 77 AML samples at diagnosis or relapse (4 with -7 and 7q-) for SBDS mutations; no alterations were detected.
  • Also, among the relatives of an SDS patient cohort on the registry no cases of MDS/AML were reported.
  • CONCLUSIONS: Common mutations occurred in our SDS patients who develop AML, and thus, AML is not confined to a rare genetic subgroup of SDS.
  • Newly diagnosed patients with AML are unlikely to have an underlying undiagnosed SDS.
  • Acquired SBDS gene mutations also would appear unlikely to play a mechanistic role in de novo AML, and might not be involved in the pathogenesis of chromosome 7 abnormalities as well.
  • [MeSH-major] Chromosome Aberrations. Chromosomes, Human, Pair 7 / genetics. Exons. Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute / genetics. Point Mutation. Proteins / genetics

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  • (PMID = 16007594.001).
  • [ISSN] 1545-5009
  • [Journal-full-title] Pediatric blood & cancer
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Pediatr Blood Cancer
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Proteins; 0 / SBDS protein, human
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61. Cho WH, Choi YJ, Choi BK, Cha SH: Isolated recurrence of intracranial granulocytic sarcoma mimicking a falx meningioma in acute myeloblastic leukemia. J Korean Neurosurg Soc; 2010 May;47(5):385-8

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  • [Title] Isolated recurrence of intracranial granulocytic sarcoma mimicking a falx meningioma in acute myeloblastic leukemia.
  • Intracranial granulocytic sarcomas are rare tumors, which are composed of immature granulocytic cells.
  • Although it has been well known that these tumors are associated with acute myeloblastic leukemia (AML), they have been almost always related to bone marrow relapse.
  • However, isolated recurrence of granulocytic sarcoma following complete remission from prior AML is extremely rare, especially in the central nervous system.
  • A 44-year-old male presented with isolated recurrence of granulocytic sarcoma mimicking a falx meningioma two years after complete remission by allogenic peripheral blood stem cell transfusion (PBSCT) in the acute myelomonoblastic leukemia (FAB, M4).
  • Pathological findings were compatible with the granulocytic sarcoma.

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  • (PMID = 20539800.001).
  • [ISSN] 1598-7876
  • [Journal-full-title] Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
  • [ISO-abbreviation] J Korean Neurosurg Soc
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Korea (South)
  • [Other-IDs] NLM/ PMC2883061
  • [Keywords] NOTNLM ; Chloroma / Granulocytic sarcoma / Leukemia
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62. Olcay L, Aribaş BK, Gökçe M: A patient with acute myeloblastic leukemia who presented with conus medullaris syndrome and review of the literature. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol; 2009 Jun;31(6):440-7
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  • [Title] A patient with acute myeloblastic leukemia who presented with conus medullaris syndrome and review of the literature.
  • In childhood, the conus medullaris syndrome owing to leukemia is rare.
  • Here, a 12-year-old boy with acute myeloblastic leukemia, maxillary mass, and conus medullaris syndrome is reported.
  • A biopsy from the maxillary mass revealed "granulocytic sarcoma."
  • Chemotherapy and local radiotherapy for both the face and the spine, yielded bone marrow remission and abatement in neurologic and radiologic findings, but he developed bone marrow relapse and died because of sepsis.
  • [MeSH-major] Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute / complications. Spinal Cord Compression / etiology

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  • (PMID = 19648794.001).
  • [ISSN] 1536-3678
  • [Journal-full-title] Journal of pediatric hematology/oncology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] J. Pediatr. Hematol. Oncol.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article; Review
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Antigens, CD; 0 / Antineoplastic Agents; 0 / Biomarkers, Tumor
  • [Number-of-references] 34
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63. Che Y, Xu YH, Zheng GH, Guo YX: [Clinical significance of HA117 expression in children with acute leukemia]. Sichuan Da Xue Xue Bao Yi Xue Ban; 2009 Sep;40(5):873-6
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  • [Title] [Clinical significance of HA117 expression in children with acute leukemia].
  • OBJECTIVE: To explore the role of the expression of HA117 gene in bone marrow mononuclear cells (BMMNC) with acute leukemia and multidrug resistance.
  • METHODS: HA117 gene expressions in 36 children with acute leukemia and 10 children with Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) were tested using semi quantitative reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) technique.
  • RESULTS: The HA117 gene was expressed in 75% of children with acute leukemia.
  • There was no significant difference in HA117 gene expression between children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL, 69.57%) and children with acute myeloid leukemia (AML, 91.67%).
  • But the semi-quantitative expression of HA117/beta-actin in AML childern was significantly higher than in ALL children (q=4.5852, P<0.01).
  • The expressions of HA117 gene and HA117/beta-actin in both ALL and AML children were significantly higher than in ITP children chi2=5.05, 8.81; q=4.4612, 6.9695; P<0.05).
  • The remission patients had lower expression of HA117/beta-actin and similar expression of HA117 compared with initially diagnosed patients.
  • The remission patients had higher expression of HA117 gene and similar expression of HA117/beta-actin compared with patients with ITP.
  • The non-remission patients had higher expression of HA117/beta-actin than remission patients and ITP patients (q=3.1705, 4.4102, P<0.05), but no significant difference from initially diagnosed patients (q=0.5470, P>0.05).
  • CONCLUSION: The expression of HA117 gene is high in the BMMNC of initially diagnosed and non-remission patients with AL.
  • But the remission patients have similar semi-quantitative expression of HA117 as patients with ITP, which indicates that a quantitative testing is more important.
  • HA117 is one of the factors that may affect the clinical remission of AML.
  • The new gene HA117 may also be associated with multidrug resistance of leukemia.
  • [MeSH-major] Drug Resistance, Multiple / genetics. Drug Resistance, Neoplasm / genetics. Gene Expression Regulation, Neoplastic / genetics. Leukemia / genetics
  • [MeSH-minor] Acute Disease. Female. Humans. Infant. Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute / genetics. Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute / pathology. Male. Precursor Cell Lymphoblastic Leukemia-Lymphoma / genetics. Precursor Cell Lymphoblastic Leukemia-Lymphoma / pathology. Purpura, Thrombocytopenic, Idiopathic / genetics. Purpura, Thrombocytopenic, Idiopathic / pathology

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  • (PMID = 19950603.001).
  • [ISSN] 1672-173X
  • [Journal-full-title] Sichuan da xue xue bao. Yi xue ban = Journal of Sichuan University. Medical science edition
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Sichuan Da Xue Xue Bao Yi Xue Ban
  • [Language] chi
  • [Publication-type] English Abstract; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • [Publication-country] China
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64. Chang HH, Lu MY, Jou ST, Lin KH, Tien HF, Wu ET, Lin DT: Neoplastic disorders of hematopoiesis in children with Down's syndrome--a single institution experience in Taiwan. J Formos Med Assoc; 2005 May;104(5):333-40
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  • METHODS: All DS patients aged < 18 years of age with a diagnosis of leukemia or myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) from 1990 to 2002 were included in this retrospective study.
  • The clinical and laboratory characteristics of patients, including age at diagnosis, gender, initial hemogram, cytogenetic findings, immunophenotype, treatment regimen and outcomes were analyzed.
  • Among them, 9 patients (56%) had acute myeloid leukemia (AML), mainly of the megakaryoblastic subtype.
  • All 8 AML patients who had analyzable metaphase cells revealed clonal chromosomal abnormalities in addition to trisomy 21.
  • Three of these patients developed MDS prior to the onset of AML.
  • Of the 5 patients who underwent chemotherapy, 3 remained in remission with a survival time of 29, 59, and 109 months, and the remaining 2 died as a consequence of chemotherapy toxicity.
  • Among the 6 patients (38%) who developed transient myeloproliferative disorder, 2 were lost to follow-up, 2 died from DS-associated congenital heart abnormalities and 2 survived without any AML changes.
  • The remaining 1 patient (6%) who developed ALL was still in his first remission although this patient suffered profound chemotherapy complications during treatment.
  • CONCLUSIONS: This study found that AML is the most common hematologic neoplasm in Taiwanese children with DS, especially megakaryoblastic leukemia.
  • Long-term remission of AML in DS patients can be achieved with appropriate treatment.

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  • (PMID = 15959600.001).
  • [ISSN] 0929-6646
  • [Journal-full-title] Journal of the Formosan Medical Association = Taiwan yi zhi
  • [ISO-abbreviation] J. Formos. Med. Assoc.
  • [Language] ENG
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Singapore
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65. Taksin AL, Legrand O, Raffoux E, de Revel T, Thomas X, Contentin N, Bouabdallah R, Pautas C, Turlure P, Reman O, Gardin C, Varet B, de Botton S, Pousset F, Farhat H, Chevret S, Dombret H, Castaigne S: High efficacy and safety profile of fractionated doses of Mylotarg as induction therapy in patients with relapsed acute myeloblastic leukemia: a prospective study of the alfa group. Leukemia; 2007 Jan;21(1):66-71
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  • [Title] High efficacy and safety profile of fractionated doses of Mylotarg as induction therapy in patients with relapsed acute myeloblastic leukemia: a prospective study of the alfa group.
  • Pivotal phase II studies in acute myeloblastic leukemia (AML) patients in first relapse have used gemtuzumab ozogamicin (GO) (Mylotarg) at a dose of 9 mg/m(2) on days 1 and 14.
  • These studies showed a 26% response rate (13% complete remission (CR) and 13% CRp (complete remission with incomplete platelet recovery)) but with high degree of hematological and liver toxicities.
  • Fifty-seven patients with AML in first relapse received GO at a dose of 3 mg/m(2) on days 1, 4 and 7 for one course.
  • Remission rate correlated strongly with P-glycoprotein and MRP1 activities.
  • [MeSH-major] Aminoglycosides / administration & dosage. Antibodies, Monoclonal / administration & dosage. Antineoplastic Agents / administration & dosage. Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute / drug therapy
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Aged. Aged, 80 and over. Antibodies, Monoclonal, Humanized. Antigens, CD / blood. Antigens, Differentiation, Myelomonocytic / blood. Disease-Free Survival. Drug Administration Schedule. Humans. Middle Aged. Multidrug Resistance-Associated Proteins / blood. P-Glycoprotein / blood. Recurrence. Remission Induction. Sialic Acid Binding Ig-like Lectin 3

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  • (PMID = 17051246.001).
  • [ISSN] 0887-6924
  • [Journal-full-title] Leukemia
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Leukemia
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Clinical Trial, Phase II; Journal Article; Multicenter Study
  • [Publication-country] England
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Aminoglycosides; 0 / Antibodies, Monoclonal; 0 / Antibodies, Monoclonal, Humanized; 0 / Antigens, CD; 0 / Antigens, Differentiation, Myelomonocytic; 0 / Antineoplastic Agents; 0 / CD33 protein, human; 0 / Multidrug Resistance-Associated Proteins; 0 / P-Glycoprotein; 0 / Sialic Acid Binding Ig-like Lectin 3; 0 / gemtuzumab; 0 / multidrug resistance-associated protein 1
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66. Blaise DP, Michel Boiron J, Faucher C, Mohty M, Bay JO, Bardoux VJ, Perreau V, Coso D, Pigneux A, Vey N: Reduced intensity conditioning prior to allogeneic stem cell transplantation for patients with acute myeloblastic leukemia as a first-line treatment. Cancer; 2005 Nov 1;104(9):1931-8
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  • [Title] Reduced intensity conditioning prior to allogeneic stem cell transplantation for patients with acute myeloblastic leukemia as a first-line treatment.
  • BACKGROUND: Thirty-three patients (median age 52; range 26-60) with acute myeloblastic leukemia (AML) were included in a pilot study of allogeneic stem cell transplantation (Allo-SCT) following a reduced-intensity conditioning (RIC).
  • METHODS: Patients achieving first complete remission (CR1) were selected for their high-risk clinical and/or leukemic features.
  • RESULTS: All patients engrafted had cumulative incidences of Gluksberg System Grade 2 acute and chronic graft-versus-host-disease (GVHD) of 24 (9-39%) and 64 (48-80%), respectively.
  • With a median follow-up of 18 months (range 7-52) after Allo-SCT, 26 patients are alive, of whom 24 remained in CR1 for a 2-year overall survival and leukemia-free survival (LFS) probabilities of 79 (range 61-90%) and 76 (range 59-87%), respectively.
  • CONCLUSIONS: We conclude that the sequential combination of intensive chemotherapy and allogeneic immunotherapy might offer relatively low NRD and leukemia relapse rates even in high-risk patients.
  • [MeSH-major] Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols / therapeutic use. Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute / therapy. Stem Cell Transplantation / methods. Transplantation Conditioning / methods
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Combined Modality Therapy. Female. Humans. Male. Middle Aged. Pilot Projects. Remission Induction. Retrospective Studies. Survival Analysis. Transplantation, Homologous. Treatment Outcome

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  • (PMID = 16178004.001).
  • [ISSN] 0008-543X
  • [Journal-full-title] Cancer
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Cancer
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • [Publication-country] United States
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67. Bacher U, Kern W, Schoch C, Schnittger S, Hiddemann W, Haferlach T: Evaluation of complete disease remission in acute myeloid leukemia: a prospective study based on cytomorphology, interphase fluorescence in situ hybridization, and immunophenotyping during follow-up in patients with acute myeloid leukemia. Cancer; 2006 Feb 15;106(4):839-47
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  • [Title] Evaluation of complete disease remission in acute myeloid leukemia: a prospective study based on cytomorphology, interphase fluorescence in situ hybridization, and immunophenotyping during follow-up in patients with acute myeloid leukemia.
  • BACKGROUND: Different diagnostic methods add information to define complete remission (CR) in patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML).
  • METHODS: The authors studied 216 patients with AML at the time of initial diagnosis and during follow-up and correlated cytomorphology, interphase fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH), and flow cytometry results to evaluate response status.
  • RESULTS: Interphase FISH was found to be correlated significantly with the clinical course at the time of complete cytomorphologic remission and was more reliable than morphology for defining CR.
  • CONCLUSIONS: The current results indicated that interphase FISH may be used as a valid MRD parameter in patients with AML.
  • Multiparameter immunophenotyping for MRD also was correlated strongly with the clinical course, and the authors suggest integrating such immunophenotyping into the routine diagnostic panel at the time of diagnosis and during the clinical course in patients with AML.
  • [MeSH-major] In Situ Hybridization, Fluorescence. Leukemia, Myeloid / genetics. Leukemia, Myeloid / pathology
  • [MeSH-minor] Acute Disease. Adolescent. Adult. Aged. Aged, 80 and over. Female. Flow Cytometry. Humans. Immunophenotyping. Interphase. Male. Middle Aged. Neoplasm, Residual. Prognosis. Prospective Studies. Sensitivity and Specificity

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  • (PMID = 16419072.001).
  • [ISSN] 0008-543X
  • [Journal-full-title] Cancer
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Cancer
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article; Validation Studies
  • [Publication-country] United States
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68. Yamamoto K, Yakushijin K, Kawamori Y, Minagawa K, Katayama Y, Matsui T: Translocation (7;9)(q22;q34) in therapy-related myelodysplastic syndrome after allogeneic bone marrow transplantation for acute myeloblastic leukemia. Cancer Genet Cytogenet; 2007 Jul 1;176(1):61-6
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  • [Title] Translocation (7;9)(q22;q34) in therapy-related myelodysplastic syndrome after allogeneic bone marrow transplantation for acute myeloblastic leukemia.
  • Reciprocal translocations involving the long arm of chromosome 7 are relatively rare cytogenetic aberrations in myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) and acute myeloblastic leukemia (AML).
  • A 44-year-old woman was initially given a diagnosis of de novo AML M6A with a normal karyotype.
  • After achieving complete remission, she received allogeneic bone marrow transplantation from an unrelated male donor.
  • Because the same translocation reappeared and sustained for more than 8 months after second stem cell transplantation, we revised the diagnosis as therapy-related MDS after allogeneic transplantation.
  • Considering two other such reported cases of AML, the t(7;9)(q22;q34) may be a novel recurrent translocation in myeloid malignancies.
  • [MeSH-major] Bone Marrow Transplantation / adverse effects. Chromosomes, Human, Pair 7. Chromosomes, Human, Pair 9. Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute / therapy. Myelodysplastic Syndromes / genetics. Translocation, Genetic


69. Matsui K, Tanaka Y, Yamashita K, Matsuda K, Shinohara K: Acute myeloblastic leukemia in a patient with hereditary protein C deficiency. Intern Med; 2006;45(11):729-32
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  • [Title] Acute myeloblastic leukemia in a patient with hereditary protein C deficiency.
  • She recently developed acute myeloblastic leukemia (AML).
  • Chemotherapy for AML by cytosine arabinoside, aclarubicin followed by granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (CAG) was started.
  • Hematological remission was not obtained, and the patient died of pseudomembranous pancolitis.
  • Whether the development of these rare disorders of hereditary protein C and AML are coincidental, or involve a causal relationship remains unknown.
  • [MeSH-major] Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute / pathology

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  • (PMID = 16819254.001).
  • [ISSN] 1349-7235
  • [Journal-full-title] Internal medicine (Tokyo, Japan)
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Intern. Med.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Japan
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 04079A1RDZ / Cytarabine; 143011-72-7 / Granulocyte Colony-Stimulating Factor; 74KXF8I502 / Aclarubicin; CAG protocol
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70. Yilmaz M, Dagdas S, Aki SZ, Guler N, Akoz AG, Erdin Z, Alanoglu G, Ozet G: The relation between plasminogen activator inhibitor activity and disease activation in acute myeloblastic leukaemia patients. Clin Lab Haematol; 2006 Oct;28(5):313-6
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  • [Title] The relation between plasminogen activator inhibitor activity and disease activation in acute myeloblastic leukaemia patients.
  • Coagulation and fibrinolytic abnormalities are common in patients with acute myeloblastic leukaemia (AML) like other forms of leukaemias.
  • In this study, we investigated if total plasminogen activator inhibitor (PAI) activity, which is believed to increase in initial diagnosis and relapse in AML patients could be accepted as a relapse criterion or not.
  • Total of 34 AML patients and 18 healthy volunteers were included in this study.
  • The patients' diagnosis were based on clinical criteria as well as morphological, cytochemical, immunuphenotypic examinations of peripheral blood and bone marrow specimens.
  • Total PAI activity was higher than 3.5 U/ml in 11 AML patients while it was normal (0.3-3.5 U/ml) in control group (P < 0.01).
  • There was no significant difference in total PAI activity between AML subgroups (P > 0.05).
  • We found significant difference in total PAI activity between patients who have active disease and remission.
  • In conclusion, the total PAI activity could be accepted as a relapse and an initial diagnosis criterion of AML patients during follow up.
  • [MeSH-major] Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute / blood. Plasminogen Activator Inhibitor 1 / blood. Plasminogen Activator Inhibitor 2 / blood

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  • (PMID = 16999721.001).
  • [ISSN] 0141-9854
  • [Journal-full-title] Clinical and laboratory haematology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Clin Lab Haematol
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] England
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Biomarkers; 0 / Plasminogen Activator Inhibitor 1; 0 / Plasminogen Activator Inhibitor 2
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71. Steinherz PG, Shukla N, Kobos R, Steinherz L: Remission re-induction chemotherapy with clofarabine, topotecan, thiotepa, and vinorelbine for patients with relapsed or refractory leukemia. Pediatr Blood Cancer; 2010 May;54(5):687-93
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  • [Title] Remission re-induction chemotherapy with clofarabine, topotecan, thiotepa, and vinorelbine for patients with relapsed or refractory leukemia.
  • BACKGROUND: We determined the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) of clofarabine when administered with topotecan, vinorelbine, thiotepa, and dexamethasone (TVTC) for children with relapsed or refractory acute leukemia, and observed the efficacy and toxicities of this therapy.
  • PROCEDURE: Twelve patients with acute lymphoblastic or myeloblastic leukemia were given a 14-day remission induction therapy.
  • Patients who achieved a remission proceeded to a stem cell transplant (HSCT).
  • One patient died on day 45 with marrow hypoplasia without evidence of leukemia.
  • The one dose limiting non-infectious toxicity observed was prolonged marrow hypoplasia.
  • CONCLUSION: TVTC has significant anti-leukemic activity in both acute lymphoblastic and myeloblastic leukemia.
  • This is the recommended dose for the phase II study in patients with refractory or relapsed leukemia, a population which has limited therapeutic options.
  • [MeSH-major] Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols / therapeutic use. Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute / drug therapy. Precursor Cell Lymphoblastic Leukemia-Lymphoma / drug therapy. Salvage Therapy
  • [MeSH-minor] Adenine Nucleotides / administration & dosage. Adenine Nucleotides / adverse effects. Adolescent. Adult. Arabinonucleosides / administration & dosage. Arabinonucleosides / adverse effects. Child. Child, Preschool. Drug Administration Schedule. Drug-Related Side Effects and Adverse Reactions. Female. Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation. Humans. Infant. Male. Maximum Tolerated Dose. Recurrence. Remission Induction. Thiotepa / administration & dosage. Thiotepa / adverse effects. Topotecan / administration & dosage. Topotecan / adverse effects. Vinblastine / administration & dosage. Vinblastine / adverse effects. Vinblastine / analogs & derivatives

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  • (PMID = 20205253.001).
  • [ISSN] 1545-5017
  • [Journal-full-title] Pediatric blood & cancer
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Pediatr Blood Cancer
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Adenine Nucleotides; 0 / Arabinonucleosides; 5V9KLZ54CY / Vinblastine; 762RDY0Y2H / clofarabine; 7M7YKX2N15 / Topotecan; 905Z5W3GKH / Thiotepa; Q6C979R91Y / vinorelbine
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72. Jourdan E, Rigal-Huguet F, Marit G, Vey N, Dastugue N, Fegueux N, Molina L, Gastaut JA, Legros L, Zerazhi H, Cailleres S, Bauduer F, Bordessoule D, Attal M, Blaise D, Pigneux A, BGMT Study Group: One versus two high-dose cytarabine-based consolidation before autologous stem cell transplantation for young acute myeloblastic leukaemia patients in first complete remission. Br J Haematol; 2005 May;129(3):403-10
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  • [Title] One versus two high-dose cytarabine-based consolidation before autologous stem cell transplantation for young acute myeloblastic leukaemia patients in first complete remission.
  • We report on a randomized trial aimed to determine the impact of a second consolidative high-dose cytarabine-based chemotherapy (HiDAC) in patients with acute myeloid leukaemia prior to an autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT).
  • Patients aged 18-60 years, in complete remission (CR) received a first consolidation with daunorubicin and cytarabine at reduced dose.
  • Overall survival, leukaemia-free survival and cumulative incidence of relapse and non-relapse deaths were 41% and 53% (P = 0.14), 39% and 48% (P = 0.12), 57% and 47% (P = 0.11), 8% and 8% (P = 0.95) for HiDAC 1 and HiDAC 2 groups, respectively.
  • [MeSH-major] Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols / therapeutic use. Cytarabine / administration & dosage. Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation. Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute / drug therapy
  • [MeSH-minor] Adolescent. Adult. Daunorubicin / administration & dosage. Drug Administration Schedule. Female. Humans. Male. Middle Aged. Multivariate Analysis. Recurrence. Remission Induction. Risk Factors. Survival Analysis

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  • (PMID = 15842665.001).
  • [ISSN] 0007-1048
  • [Journal-full-title] British journal of haematology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Br. J. Haematol.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Multicenter Study; Randomized Controlled Trial
  • [Publication-country] England
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 04079A1RDZ / Cytarabine; ZS7284E0ZP / Daunorubicin
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73. Gutierrez-Aguirre CH, Cantú-Rodríguez OG, Gonzalez-Llano O, Salazar-Riojas R, Martinez-González O, Jaime-Pérez JC, Morales-Toquero A, Tarín-Arzaga LC, Ruiz-Argüelles GJ, Gómez-Almaguer D: Non-myeloablative hematopoietic stem cell transplantation is of limited value in advanced or refractory acute myeloblastic leukemia. The Mexican experience. Hematology; 2007 Jun;12(3):193-7
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  • [Title] Non-myeloablative hematopoietic stem cell transplantation is of limited value in advanced or refractory acute myeloblastic leukemia. The Mexican experience.
  • Allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is an effective strategy for preventing relapse of acute myelogenous leukemia (AML).
  • We analyzed the outcome of 31 primary AML patients who received a reduced-intensity conditioning regimen for allogeneic HSCT in first or second remission.
  • Thirty-one AML patients, 20 in first complete remission (FCR), 8 in second complete remission (SCR) and 3 in a partial remission (SPR) were included.
  • All patients showed myeloid engraftment (neutrophils >0.5 x 10(9)/l) after a median of 13 days in FCR group and 15 days in SCR group.
  • Conclusions. Reduced-intensity conditioning followed by allogeneic HSCT can induce stable remission in primary AML patients transplanted in FCR.
  • A high relapse rate was documented in patients with refractory or relapsed AML.
  • [MeSH-major] Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols / therapeutic use. Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation / methods. Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute / therapy

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  • (PMID = 17558694.001).
  • [ISSN] 1607-8454
  • [Journal-full-title] Hematology (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Hematology
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • [Publication-country] England
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 83HN0GTJ6D / Cyclosporine; 8N3DW7272P / Cyclophosphamide; FA2DM6879K / Vidarabine; G1LN9045DK / Busulfan; P2K93U8740 / fludarabine
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74. Slavcheva V, Lukanov T, Balatsenko G, Angelova S, Antonov A, Bogdanov L, Tsvetkov N: Clinical case of acute myeloblastic leukemia with t(8;21)(q22;q22) in a patient with Klinefelter's syndrome. Hematol Rep; 2010 Jan 26;2(1):e11

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  • [Title] Clinical case of acute myeloblastic leukemia with t(8;21)(q22;q22) in a patient with Klinefelter's syndrome.
  • We present the clinical case of a patient diagnosed with acute myelomonoblastic leukemia-M4 Eo (AML- M4), where by means of classic cytogenetics a karyotype was found corresponding to Klinefelter's syndrome.
  • Three induction courses of polychemotherapy wermade, which led to remission of the disease, documented both flowcytometrically and cytogenetically.

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  • (PMID = 22184514.001).
  • [ISSN] 2038-8330
  • [Journal-full-title] Hematology reports
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Hematol Rep
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Italy
  • [Other-IDs] NLM/ PMC3222265
  • [Keywords] NOTNLM ; Klinefelter's syndrome / genetics / leukemia / remission.
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75. Fouillard L, Labopin M, Gratwohl A, Gluckman E, Frassoni F, Beelen DW, Willemze R, Montserrat E, Blaise D, Atienza AI, Sierra J, Santos M, Gorin NC, Rocha V, Acute Leukemia Working Party of the European Group for Blood and Marrow Transplantation: Results of syngeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation for acute leukemia: risk factors for outcomes of adults transplanted in first complete remission. Haematologica; 2008 Jun;93(6):834-41
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  • [Title] Results of syngeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation for acute leukemia: risk factors for outcomes of adults transplanted in first complete remission.
  • BACKGROUND: The possibility of performing syngeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation is rare and there are concerns about the absence of a graft-versus-leukemia effect following such a strategy.
  • We report the outcomes of a large series of adult patients who underwent syngeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation for acute myeloblastic leukemia or acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
  • DESIGN AND METHODS: The outcomes of all syngeneic transplants for acute myeloblastic or lymphoblastic leukemia reported to the European Group for Blood and Marrow Transplantation registry were analyzed; a study of prognostic factors was performed for those transplanted in first complete remission.
  • RESULTS: One hundred and sixty-two patients, 109 with acute myeloblastic leukemia and 53 with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, were identified; 116 were in first complete remission.
  • Nineteen patients developed acute graft-versus-host disease and only three patients developed chronic graft-versus-host disease.
  • At 5 years the non-relapse mortality was 8 +/- 5%, the relapse incidence 49 +/- 8% and the leukemia-free survival 43 +/- 3%.
  • The corresponding figures for patients in first complete remission were 7 +/- 2%, 40 +/- 4% and 53 +/- 5% at 5 years.
  • Analysis of patients in first complete remission showed that the number of courses of chemotherapy required to induce first complete remission was the main risk factor: the leukemia-free survival at 5 years was 66 +/- 6% when first complete remission was reached after one induction course of chemotherapy and was only 20 +/- 9% when first complete remission was reached after at least two induction courses of chemotherapy (p = 0.0001); the relapse incidence was 30 +/- 6% and 54 +/- 10%, respectively (p = 0.007).
  • CONCLUSIONS: Outcomes were better for patients transplanted in first complete remission than in second complete remission or a more advanced phase of the disease.
  • When a syngeneic donor is available for patients with high risk acute leukemia, allotransplantation should be performed as soon as the first complete remission has been achieved, ideally with one course of chemotherapy.
  • [MeSH-major] Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation / methods. Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute / drug therapy. Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute / therapy. Precursor Cell Lymphoblastic Leukemia-Lymphoma / drug therapy. Precursor Cell Lymphoblastic Leukemia-Lymphoma / therapy
  • [MeSH-minor] Adolescent. Adult. Aged. Antineoplastic Agents / therapeutic use. Diseases in Twins. Female. Graft vs Host Disease. Humans. Male. Middle Aged. Recurrence. Remission Induction. Risk Factors. Treatment Outcome

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  • [CommentIn] Haematologica. 2008 Jun;93(6):801-5 [18515876.001]
  • (PMID = 18469352.001).
  • [ISSN] 1592-8721
  • [Journal-full-title] Haematologica
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Haematologica
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Italy
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Antineoplastic Agents
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76. Kara IO, Sahin B, Paydas S, Kara B: Granulocytic sarcoma of the heart: extramedullary relapse of acute myeloblastic leukemia after allogeneic stem cell transplantation successfully treated by chemotherapy alone. Leuk Lymphoma; 2005 Jul;46(7):1081-4
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  • [Title] Granulocytic sarcoma of the heart: extramedullary relapse of acute myeloblastic leukemia after allogeneic stem cell transplantation successfully treated by chemotherapy alone.
  • We present a case of granulocytic sarcoma (GS) of the heart.
  • A 28-year-old man with relapsed acute myelogenous leukemia (AML-M2) had undergone a non-myeloablative allogeneic peripheral stem cell transplantation.
  • Three years following transplantation, masses were evidenced in his heart by echocardiography but had completely disappeared following a common chemotherapy etoposide, mitoxantrone, ara-C (EMA) regimen for relapsed AML.
  • [MeSH-major] Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols / therapeutic use. Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute / therapy. Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Transplantation / adverse effects. Sarcoma, Myeloid / drug therapy. Sarcoma, Myeloid / etiology
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Cytarabine / administration & dosage. Etoposide / administration & dosage. Heart Neoplasms / diagnosis. Heart Neoplasms / drug therapy. Heart Neoplasms / etiology. Humans. Male. Mitoxantrone / administration & dosage. Neoplasm Recurrence, Local / drug therapy. Remission Induction. Transplantation, Homologous

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  • (PMID = 16019562.001).
  • [ISSN] 1042-8194
  • [Journal-full-title] Leukemia & lymphoma
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Leuk. Lymphoma
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] England
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 04079A1RDZ / Cytarabine; 6PLQ3CP4P3 / Etoposide; BZ114NVM5P / Mitoxantrone
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77. Shin HJ, Chung JS, Choi YJ, Cho GJ: A pilot study of priming with granulocyte macrophage colony-stimulating factor plus all-trans retinoic acid combined with remission induction chemotherapy in patients with acute myeloid leukemia. Am J Clin Oncol; 2009 Jun;32(3):227-32
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  • [Title] A pilot study of priming with granulocyte macrophage colony-stimulating factor plus all-trans retinoic acid combined with remission induction chemotherapy in patients with acute myeloid leukemia.
  • OBJECTIVES: Priming with granulocyte macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF) plus all-trans retinoic acid (ATRA) during induction chemotherapy may enhance response rates and survival in patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) due to the differentiation of human myeloblastic leukemia cells into granulocytes.
  • RESULTS: For patients enrolled in this study, the complete remission plus complete remission with incomplete platelet recovery rate was 61.5% as compared with 41.4% for the historical control group of subjects.
  • [MeSH-major] Antineoplastic Agents / therapeutic use. Granulocyte-Macrophage Colony-Stimulating Factor / therapeutic use. Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute / drug therapy. Tretinoin / therapeutic use
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Drug Therapy, Combination. Female. Humans. Male. Middle Aged. Pilot Projects. Prognosis. Remission Induction. Survival Rate. Treatment Outcome. Young Adult

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  • (PMID = 19433969.001).
  • [ISSN] 1537-453X
  • [Journal-full-title] American journal of clinical oncology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Am. J. Clin. Oncol.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Antineoplastic Agents; 5688UTC01R / Tretinoin; 83869-56-1 / Granulocyte-Macrophage Colony-Stimulating Factor
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78. Tajeddine N, Millard I, Gailly P, Gala JL: Real-time RT-PCR quantification of PRAME gene expression for monitoring minimal residual disease in acute myeloblastic leukaemia. Clin Chem Lab Med; 2006;44(5):548-55
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  • [Title] Real-time RT-PCR quantification of PRAME gene expression for monitoring minimal residual disease in acute myeloblastic leukaemia.
  • RESULTS: In paediatric acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) (n=22) and acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) (n=17), and in adult AML (n=20), abnormal PRAME expression was found in 41%, 35% and 40% of cases, respectively.
  • To assess the sensitivity of PRAME for monitoring MRD, PRAME-positive t(8;21) AML samples with detectable AML1/ETO expression by conventional RT-PCR (n=17) were assessed for quantitative expression of AML1/ETO and PRAME.
  • To confirm that PRAME expression was correlated with clinical data, the expression of PRAME was also sequentially followed in patients (n=13) from onset to cytological remission or relapse.
  • CONCLUSIONS: Our data confirm that PRAME quantification by real-time RT-PCR appears suitable for monitoring MRD in PRAME-positive leukaemia.

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  • (PMID = 16681423.001).
  • [ISSN] 1434-6621
  • [Journal-full-title] Clinical chemistry and laboratory medicine
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Clin. Chem. Lab. Med.
  • [Language] ENG
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • [Publication-country] Germany
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Antigens, Neoplasm; 0 / PRAME protein, human
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79. Perel Y, Auvrignon A, Leblanc T, Michel G, Reguerre Y, Vannier JP, Dalle JH, Gandemer V, Schmitt C, Méchinaud F, Lejars O, Piguet C, Couillaud G, Pautard B, Landman-Parker J, Thuret I, Aladjidi N, Baruchel A, Leverger G, French LAME (Leucémie Aiguë Myéloblastique Enfant) Cooperative Group: Treatment of childhood acute myeloblastic leukemia: dose intensification improves outcome and maintenance therapy is of no benefit--multicenter studies of the French LAME (Leucémie Aiguë Myéloblastique Enfant) Cooperative Group. Leukemia; 2005 Dec;19(12):2082-9
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  • [Title] Treatment of childhood acute myeloblastic leukemia: dose intensification improves outcome and maintenance therapy is of no benefit--multicenter studies of the French LAME (Leucémie Aiguë Myéloblastique Enfant) Cooperative Group.
  • The disease-free survival (DFS) was 52+/-4% for non-allografted patients and 57+/-7% for allografted patients (P=NS); a better OS for allografted patients was shown and could be related either to allo-BMT early in CR1 or to a second allo-BMT in CR2.
  • [MeSH-major] Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols / therapeutic use. Antineoplastic Protocols / standards. Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute / therapy
  • [MeSH-minor] Adolescent. Bone Marrow Transplantation. Child. Child, Preschool. Dose-Response Relationship, Drug. Follow-Up Studies. France. Humans. Infant. Infant, Newborn. Remission Induction. Risk Assessment. Survival Analysis. Treatment Outcome

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  • (PMID = 16121218.001).
  • [ISSN] 0887-6924
  • [Journal-full-title] Leukemia
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Leukemia
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article; Multicenter Study; Randomized Controlled Trial
  • [Publication-country] England
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80. Votava T, Topolcan O, Holubec L Jr, Cerna Z, Sasek L, Finek J, Kormunda S: Changes of serum thymidine kinase in children with acute leukemia. Anticancer Res; 2007 Jul-Aug;27(4A):1925-8
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  • [Title] Changes of serum thymidine kinase in children with acute leukemia.
  • Our main goal was to determine the significance of elevated TK levels as a relapse marker during follow-up with child patients suffering from acute leukemia.
  • PATIENTS AND METHODS: TK serum levels in 38 children with acute leukemia (34 lymphoblastic, 4 myeloblastic) were determined using radio-receptor analysis (RRA, Immunotech, Prague, USA).
  • RESULTS: Our results showed that TK serum levels at the time of diagnosis were extremely high (78-5826 U/l, median value 403 U/l, normal < 8 U/l), while in remission TK serum levels were much lower (5-80 U/l, median value 31 U/l).
  • During relapse of acute leukemia (5 cases), TK levels increased considerably to measurements between 120-800 U/l (median value 324 U/l).
  • CONCLUSION: While TK serum levels were helpful in predicting relapse during follow-up, it is necessary to note that they did not correlate with prognosis in our group of patients during the time of the initial diagnosis of acute leukemia.
  • [MeSH-major] Biomarkers, Tumor / blood. Leukemia / blood. Leukemia / pathology. Neoplasm Recurrence, Local / blood. Thymidine Kinase / blood
  • [MeSH-minor] Acute Disease. Adolescent. Blood Sedimentation. Child. Child, Preschool. Female. Ferritins / blood. Follow-Up Studies. Humans. Immunoassay. Infant. Male. Prognosis. ROC Curve. Sensitivity and Specificity

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  • (PMID = 17649797.001).
  • [ISSN] 0250-7005
  • [Journal-full-title] Anticancer research
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Anticancer Res.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • [Publication-country] Greece
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Biomarkers, Tumor; 9007-73-2 / Ferritins; EC 2.7.1.21 / Thymidine Kinase
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81. Murase K, Iyama S, Sato T, Takimoto R, Kobune M, Kato J: [Therapeutic results in patients with biphenotypic acute leukemia at Sapporo Medical University Hospital]. Gan To Kagaku Ryoho; 2010 Oct;37(10):2011-3
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  • [Title] [Therapeutic results in patients with biphenotypic acute leukemia at Sapporo Medical University Hospital].
  • We reviewed the results of 6 patients with biphenotypic acute leukemia (BAL) which the diagnostic standard of the European Group for the Immunological Characterization of Leukemia (EGIL) at Sapporo Medical University Hospital between 2006 and 2008.
  • Among them, 4 were B lymphoid and myeloid, 2 were T lymphoid and myeloid, and one was T/B lymphoid.
  • Two of 4 patients did not attain complete remission, and two relapsed after first treatment with acute myeloblastic leukemia (AML) protocol.
  • On the other hand, two showed complete remission after the acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) protocol.
  • One of 4 patients survived who had been treated with hematopoietic stem cell transplantation as a post-remission therapy.
  • [MeSH-major] Leukemia, Biphenotypic, Acute / drug therapy

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  • (PMID = 20948276.001).
  • [ISSN] 0385-0684
  • [Journal-full-title] Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Gan To Kagaku Ryoho
  • [Language] jpn
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; English Abstract; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Japan
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82. Pamuk GE, Taşçi M, Oztürk E, Demir M: Successful treatment of severe gastrointestinal bleeding after chemotherapy in acute myeloblastic leukemia with recombinant activated factor VII : report on one case and review of other uses in acute leukemias. Med Oncol; 2010 Mar;27(1):16-9
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  • [Title] Successful treatment of severe gastrointestinal bleeding after chemotherapy in acute myeloblastic leukemia with recombinant activated factor VII : report on one case and review of other uses in acute leukemias.
  • Hemorrhage is a frequent complication in patients with acute leukemias as a result of chemotherapy-induced myelosuppression.
  • We present our 44-year-old female patient who had gastrointestinal system bleeding after remission induction therapy for acute myeloid leukemia.
  • [MeSH-major] Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols / adverse effects. Factor VIIa / administration & dosage. Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage / drug therapy. Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute / drug therapy. Recombinant Proteins / administration & dosage
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Antibiotics, Antineoplastic / administration & dosage. Antibiotics, Antineoplastic / adverse effects. Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic / administration & dosage. Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic / adverse effects. Cytarabine / administration & dosage. Cytarabine / adverse effects. Female. Humans. Idarubicin / administration & dosage. Idarubicin / adverse effects. Injections, Intravenous. Remission Induction. Thrombocytopenia / chemically induced. Treatment Outcome

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  • (PMID = 19137431.001).
  • [ISSN] 1559-131X
  • [Journal-full-title] Medical oncology (Northwood, London, England)
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Med. Oncol.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Antibiotics, Antineoplastic; 0 / Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic; 0 / Recombinant Proteins; 04079A1RDZ / Cytarabine; EC 3.4.21.21 / Factor VIIa; ZRP63D75JW / Idarubicin
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83. Turedi A, Demir C, Dilek I: Assessment of malnutrition in adult acute leukemia cases. Asian Pac J Cancer Prev; 2010;11(3):703-7
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  • [Title] Assessment of malnutrition in adult acute leukemia cases.
  • INTRODUCTION: This study examined malnutrition in acute leukemia cases, and its association to the treatment.
  • METHODS: 54 cases, consisting of 40 patients with acute myeloblastic leukemia (AML) and 14 patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) were included to the study, where further 34 healthy subjects were also recruited.
  • RESULTS: When classified according to BMI, prevalence of malnutrition was 18.5% in all cases, 18% in newly-diagnosed cases, 20% in patients with remission and 16% without remission, and 5.8% in control group.
  • CONCLUSIONS: Prevalence of malnutrition was seen at higher percentage in adult acute leukemia cases, which was increased during the course of treatment, and TST measurement was better in establishing malnutrition.
  • [MeSH-major] Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute / complications. Malnutrition / etiology. Precursor Cell Lymphoblastic Leukemia-Lymphoma / complications

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  • (PMID = 21039039.001).
  • [ISSN] 2476-762X
  • [Journal-full-title] Asian Pacific journal of cancer prevention : APJCP
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Asian Pac. J. Cancer Prev.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Comparative Study; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Thailand
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84. Ruiz-Argüelles GJ, Morales-Toquero A, Manzano C, Ruiz-Delgado GJ, Jaramillo P, Gonzalez-Carrillo ML, Reyes-Núñez V: t(8;21) (q22;q22) acute myelogenous leukemia in Mexico: a single institution experience. Hematology; 2006 Aug;11(4):235-8
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  • [Title] t(8;21) (q22;q22) acute myelogenous leukemia in Mexico: a single institution experience.
  • We analyze the prevalence and clinical features of a group of patients with t(8;21) (q22;q22) acute myeloblastic leukemia, identified in a single institution in México over a 10-year period.
  • Fifteen patients presented at the Centro de Hematología y Medicina Interna de Puebla from February 1995 to August 2005; only nine were treated and followed in the institution.
  • According to the French-American-British (FAB) morphological classification of leukemia, the morphology was M2 in four cases, M4 in three cases, M3 in one case and M0 in one.
  • In addition to the myeloid markers, lymphoid markers were identified in 6 patients.
  • Patients were induced to remission with combined chemotherapy and three subsequently underwent bone marrow transplantation (BMT).
  • In this single-center experience in México, we found that the t(8;21) (q22;q22) variant of leukemia was more frequent than in Caucasian populations, that the co-expression of lymphoid markers in the blast cells is very frequent and that this malignancy is associated with a relatively good prognosis.
  • [MeSH-major] Chromosomes, Human, Pair 21 / genetics. Chromosomes, Human, Pair 8 / genetics. Core Binding Factor Alpha 2 Subunit / genetics. Leukemia, Myeloid / genetics. Oncogene Proteins, Fusion / genetics. Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Transplantation / statistics & numerical data. Translocation, Genetic
  • [MeSH-minor] Acute Disease. Adolescent. Adult. Aged. Aged, 80 and over. Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols / therapeutic use. Child. Child, Preschool. Combined Modality Therapy. Cytarabine / administration & dosage. Disease-Free Survival. Doxorubicin / administration & dosage. Female. Humans. Infant. Kaplan-Meier Estimate. Male. Mexico / epidemiology. Middle Aged. Prevalence. Prospective Studies. Remission Induction. Salvage Therapy. Transplantation, Autologous / statistics & numerical data. Transplantation, Homologous / statistics & numerical data. Treatment Outcome

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  • (PMID = 17178661.001).
  • [ISSN] 1607-8454
  • [Journal-full-title] Hematology (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Hematology
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] England
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / AML1-ETO fusion protein, human; 0 / Core Binding Factor Alpha 2 Subunit; 0 / Oncogene Proteins, Fusion; 04079A1RDZ / Cytarabine; 80168379AG / Doxorubicin
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85. Barragan E, Pajuelo JC, Ballester S, Fuster O, Cervera J, Moscardo F, Senent L, Such E, Sanz MA, Bolufer P: Minimal residual disease detection in acute myeloid leukemia by mutant nucleophosmin (NPM1): comparison with WT1 gene expression. Clin Chim Acta; 2008 Sep;395(1-2):120-3
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  • [Title] Minimal residual disease detection in acute myeloid leukemia by mutant nucleophosmin (NPM1): comparison with WT1 gene expression.
  • BACKGROUND: Molecular analysis of minimal residual disease is only applicable in acute myeloblastic leukemia (AML) patients with genetic markers (20-30%).
  • This study analyzes the feasibility of the real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RQ-PCR) assay to detect mutant nucleophosmin (NPM1) during follow-up in AML patients.
  • METHODS: The study includes 97 samples from 24 AML patients with type A NPM1 mutation at diagnosis.
  • However, the kinetics of disappearance were different, WT1 decreased rapidly after induction but maintained these residual levels after treatment in patients in complete remission, whereas NPM1 experienced a mild reduction after induction but was undetectable in long survivor patients.
  • CONCLUSIONS: This study shows the feasibility of the RQ-PCR assay to monitor MRD in AML patients carrying NPM1 mutations and its advantage over RQ-PCR assay for WT1.
  • [MeSH-major] Genes, Wilms Tumor. Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute / genetics. Neoplasm, Residual / genetics. Nuclear Proteins / genetics
  • [MeSH-minor] Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols / therapeutic use. Female. Follow-Up Studies. Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation. Humans. Male. Middle Aged. Mutation. Polymerase Chain Reaction / methods. Recurrence. Remission Induction. Reproducibility of Results. Sensitivity and Specificity. Time Factors

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  • (PMID = 18590714.001).
  • [ISSN] 0009-8981
  • [Journal-full-title] Clinica chimica acta; international journal of clinical chemistry
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Clin. Chim. Acta
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • [Publication-country] Netherlands
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Nuclear Proteins; 117896-08-9 / nucleophosmin
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86. Obara H, Nishimura S, Hayashi N, Numagami Y, Inoue T, Kubo K, Kaimori M, Nishijima M: [Intracranial granulocytic sarcoma in a patient with acute myeloid leukemia]. No To Shinkei; 2006 Sep;58(9):797-801
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  • [Title] [Intracranial granulocytic sarcoma in a patient with acute myeloid leukemia].
  • Granulocytic sarcoma (GS) is extramedullary tumor composed of immature leukemic cells.
  • GS is presenting usually as a complication during the course of hematologic neoplasm, such as acute myeloblastic leukemia as well as myeloproliferative and myelodysplastic syndrome.
  • We report a 41-year-old man with acute leukemia type M7, who developed GS in the right occipital lobe after complete remission was achieved.
  • The majority of reported cases of GS in acute myeloid leukemia were M2 FAB classification and have chromosome translocation.
  • GS occurrence in AML: M7 patient was extremely rare.
  • This is the first case report of AML: M7 with GS in the central nervous system.
  • [MeSH-major] Brain Neoplasms / complications. Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute / complications. Neoplasms, Multiple Primary / pathology. Occipital Lobe. Sarcoma, Myeloid / complications


87. Blaise D, Vey N, Faucher C, Mohty M: Current status of reduced-intensity-conditioning allogeneic stem cell transplantation for acute myeloid leukemia. Haematologica; 2007 Apr;92(4):533-41
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  • [Title] Current status of reduced-intensity-conditioning allogeneic stem cell transplantation for acute myeloid leukemia.
  • Allogeneic stem cell transplantation (allo-SCT) is the most efficient antileukemic treatment for acute myeloblastic leukemia (AML).
  • This point is critical when considering AML patients in first complete remission.
  • The development of the so-called reduced-intensity conditioning (RIC) regimens appears to decrease allo-SCT-related toxicities, and has emerged as an attractive modality in AML patients not eligible for standard allo-SCT.
  • Such RIC regimens aim primarily to provide the immune graft-versus-leukemia effect while causing little toxicity.
  • Nevertheless, toxicity might represent only one aspect of the problem, since AML encompasses a group of chemosensitive diseases, raising concerns that significant reduction of the intensity of the preparative regimen may have a negative impact on long-term leukemic control.
  • Furthermore, no prospective studies have been reported thus far establishing RIC allo-SCT as the preferred option in AML.
  • Investigators are currently faced with a dilemma on how to optimize the potential role of RIC allo-SCT in AML patients, while delivering minimal myeloablation and maximizing allogeneic immunotherapy.
  • [MeSH-major] Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation. Leukemia, Myeloid / surgery. Transplantation Conditioning / methods
  • [MeSH-minor] Acute Disease. Adult. Aged. Antibodies, Monoclonal / administration & dosage. Antibodies, Monoclonal / adverse effects. Antilymphocyte Serum / administration & dosage. Antilymphocyte Serum / adverse effects. Antineoplastic Agents, Alkylating / administration & dosage. Antineoplastic Agents, Alkylating / adverse effects. Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols / therapeutic use. Bone Marrow Diseases / chemically induced. Bone Marrow Diseases / prevention & control. Clinical Trials as Topic / statistics & numerical data. Combined Modality Therapy. Disease-Free Survival. Female. Graft vs Leukemia Effect. Humans. Lymphocyte Depletion. Male. Middle Aged. Recurrence. Remission Induction. Survival Analysis. T-Lymphocytes. Time Factors. Transplantation, Homologous. Treatment Outcome. Vidarabine / administration & dosage. Vidarabine / adverse effects. Vidarabine / analogs & derivatives

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  • (PMID = 17488664.001).
  • [ISSN] 1592-8721
  • [Journal-full-title] Haematologica
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Haematologica
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review
  • [Publication-country] Italy
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Antibodies, Monoclonal; 0 / Antilymphocyte Serum; 0 / Antineoplastic Agents, Alkylating; FA2DM6879K / Vidarabine; P2K93U8740 / fludarabine
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88. Corral Mdel P, Villa O, Alfaro EM, Alonso CN, Baro C, Felice MS, Rossi J, Solé F, Gallego MS: Complex chromosome 8;21 translocation with associated hyperdiploidy in acute myeloid leukemia (FAB-M2). Pediatr Blood Cancer; 2008 Mar;50(3):651-4
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  • [Title] Complex chromosome 8;21 translocation with associated hyperdiploidy in acute myeloid leukemia (FAB-M2).
  • We present a case of acute myeloblastic leukemia (AML-M2) with a complex t(8;21) translocation and additional acquired chromosomes yielding a hyperdiploid karyotype.
  • The patient was treated according to our current protocol for AML.
  • He remains in complete remission +11 months from diagnosis.
  • Further follow-up of this patient and the analysis of a larger number of children are needed to define whether the gains of the specific extra chromosomes modify the good prognosis that t(8;21) confers to this subgroup of AML.
  • [MeSH-major] Aneuploidy. Chromosomes, Human, Pair 21 / ultrastructure. Chromosomes, Human, Pair 8 / ultrastructure. Core Binding Factor Alpha 2 Subunit / genetics. Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute / genetics. Oncogene Proteins, Fusion / genetics. Translocation, Genetic

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  • (PMID = 17405156.001).
  • [ISSN] 1545-5017
  • [Journal-full-title] Pediatric blood & cancer
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Pediatr Blood Cancer
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Comparative Study; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / AML1-ETO fusion protein, human; 0 / Core Binding Factor Alpha 2 Subunit; 0 / Oncogene Proteins, Fusion; 04079A1RDZ / Cytarabine; 6PLQ3CP4P3 / Etoposide; ZRP63D75JW / Idarubicin; ICE protocol 4
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89. Savage NM, Kota V, Manaloor EJ, Kulharya AS, Pierini V, Mecucci C, Ustun C: Acute leukemia with PICALM-MLLT10 fusion gene: diagnostic and treatment struggle. Cancer Genet Cytogenet; 2010 Oct 15;202(2):129-32
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  • [Title] Acute leukemia with PICALM-MLLT10 fusion gene: diagnostic and treatment struggle.
  • Patients with various hematologic malignancies, including acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), acute myeloblastic leukemia (AML), diffuse histiocytic lymphoma, and granulocytic sarcoma, have sometimes been shown to carry the PICALM-MLLT10 fusion gene (alias CALM-AF10) by various cytogenetic methodologies.
  • (1) the fusion gene occurs very rarely, (2) the cases do not have a distinct myeloid or lymphoid morphology and cells often appear immature, (3) cases usually have a mixed T-cell and myeloid phenotype, and (4) cases often have a mixed clinical presentation (e.g., mediastinal mass in a patient with AML).
  • A 27-year-old woman was diagnosed with AML with the PICALM-MLLT10 fusion gene.
  • The patient was treated on an AML regimen and achieved a complete remission.
  • Furthermore, central nervous system involvement at diagnosis and relapse are reported in pediatric populations.
  • Routine acute leukemia fluorescence in situ hybridization panels do not include a probe for the PICALM-MLLT10 fusion gene, and therefore diagnosis can be made only when karyotyping is available; that delay can result in initial misdiagnosis and mistreatment.
  • The case report and literature review here (including discussion of the poor prognosis and of management, including CNS prophylaxis) are intended to raise awareness and to inform about PICALM-MLLT10 in acute leukemia.
  • [MeSH-major] Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute / diagnosis. Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute / therapy. Oncogene Proteins, Fusion / genetics

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  • (PMID = 20875875.001).
  • [ISSN] 1873-4456
  • [Journal-full-title] Cancer genetics and cytogenetics
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Cancer Genet. Cytogenet.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Oncogene Proteins, Fusion; 0 / PICALM-MLLT10 fusion protein, human
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90. Wu CJ, Biernacki M, Kutok JL, Rogers S, Chen L, Yang XF, Soiffer RJ, Ritz J: Graft-versus-leukemia target antigens in chronic myelogenous leukemia are expressed on myeloid progenitor cells. Clin Cancer Res; 2005 Jun 15;11(12):4504-11
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  • [Title] Graft-versus-leukemia target antigens in chronic myelogenous leukemia are expressed on myeloid progenitor cells.
  • PURPOSE: Donor lymphocyte infusion (DLI) reliably induces durable remission in 75% to 80% of patients with relapsed chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) following allogeneic bone marrow transplantation.
  • We previously reported the identification of a high titer-specific immunoglobulin G response against two novel leukemia-associated antigens, CML28 and CML66, which correlated with immune-induced remission.
  • EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: Specific monoclonal antibodies to CML28 and CML66 were developed and used to detect antigen expression in leukemia cell lines and primary leukemia tissue on Western blot and immunohistochemistry.
  • RESULTS: Both CML28 and CML66 were highly expressed in leukemic blasts from patients with acute myelogenous leukemia and CML blast crisis but barely detectable in normal bone marrow, normal peripheral blood, or leukemic cells from patients with stable-phase CML.
  • Immunohistochemical staining for CML66 confirmed rare staining of myeloid precursors in normal marrow and diffuse staining of myeloblastic cells in acute myelogenous leukemia and blast crisis CML marrows.
  • [MeSH-major] Antigens, Neoplasm / metabolism. Antigens, Surface / metabolism. Leukemia, Myelogenous, Chronic, BCR-ABL Positive / metabolism. Myeloid Progenitor Cells / metabolism
  • [MeSH-minor] Antibody Specificity. Blotting, Western. Bone Marrow / metabolism. Bone Marrow / pathology. Exoribonucleases. Exosome Multienzyme Ribonuclease Complex. Gene Expression Regulation, Neoplastic. Graft vs Leukemia Effect / immunology. Humans. Immunohistochemistry. K562 Cells. RNA-Binding Proteins. Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction

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  • (PMID = 15958636.001).
  • [ISSN] 1078-0432
  • [Journal-full-title] Clinical cancer research : an official journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Clin. Cancer Res.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Grant] United States / NIAID NIH HHS / AI / AI29537; United States / NCI NIH HHS / CA / CA66996; United States / NHLBI NIH HHS / HL / KO8 HL04293
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Antigens, Neoplasm; 0 / Antigens, Surface; 0 / EXOSC5 protein, human; 0 / NUDCD1 protein, human; 0 / RNA-Binding Proteins; EC 3.1.- / Exoribonucleases; EC 3.1.- / Exosome Multienzyme Ribonuclease Complex
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91. Rajić Z, Colović N, Sretenović M, Plecić M, Janković S, Bakrac M, Colović M: [Hepatosplenic candidiasis in acute leukaemia patients]. Srp Arh Celok Lek; 2008 Jul-Aug;136(7-8):414-8
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  • [Title] [Hepatosplenic candidiasis in acute leukaemia patients].
  • INTRODUCTION: Hepatosplenic candidiasis is a disseminated invasive fungal infection that may affects patients with acute leukaemia.
  • CASE OUTLINE: The authors present three patients, two women and one men, aged 23, 26 and 33 years, with acute leukaemia; one with acute myeloblastic and two with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia who developed hepatosplenic candidiasis.
  • The diagnosis was based on prolonged fever, elevated serum bilirubin and alkaline phosphatase, as well as characteristic lesions on computed tomography, nuclear magnetic resonance and ultrasonographic findings and positive blood culture in one patient.
  • Two patients died due to progression of leukaemia.
  • CONCLUSION: If leukaemia patient in remission after chemotherapy develops a prolonged fever of unknown origin, hepatosplenic candidiasis has to be considered and all efforts should be done to diagnose it.
  • The diagnosis is based on clinical presentation and imaging techniques.
  • [MeSH-major] Candidiasis / complications. Immunocompromised Host. Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute / complications. Liver Diseases / complications. Precursor Cell Lymphoblastic Leukemia-Lymphoma / complications. Splenic Diseases / complications

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  • (PMID = 18959179.001).
  • [ISSN] 0370-8179
  • [Journal-full-title] Srpski arhiv za celokupno lekarstvo
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Srp Arh Celok Lek
  • [Language] srp
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; English Abstract; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Serbia
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92. Muramatsu T, Ueki T, Ohashi K, Negishi K, Suzuki T, Shitara M, Honma M, Ito T, Sakai M, Yamashita T, Akiyama H, Sakamaki H: [Successful treatment with voriconazole for disseminated cutaneous and visceral infection by Fusarium solani in a patient with acute myeloid leukemia]. Rinsho Ketsueki; 2006 Aug;47(8):753-7
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  • [Title] [Successful treatment with voriconazole for disseminated cutaneous and visceral infection by Fusarium solani in a patient with acute myeloid leukemia].
  • A 51-year-old man with acute myeloblastic leukemia (M4) underwent two courses of remission induction therapy with cytarabine and daunorubicin.
  • [MeSH-major] Antifungal Agents / therapeutic use. Dermatomycoses / complications. Dermatomycoses / drug therapy. Fusarium. Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute / complications. Mycoses / complications. Mycoses / drug therapy. Opportunistic Infections / complications. Opportunistic Infections / drug therapy. Pyrimidines / therapeutic use. Triazoles / therapeutic use

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  • (PMID = 16986714.001).
  • [ISSN] 0485-1439
  • [Journal-full-title] [Rinshō ketsueki] The Japanese journal of clinical hematology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Rinsho Ketsueki
  • [Language] jpn
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; English Abstract; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Japan
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Antifungal Agents; 0 / Pyrimidines; 0 / Triazoles; JFU09I87TR / Voriconazole
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93. Rohatiner AZ, Nadler L, Davies AJ, Apostolidis J, Neuberg D, Matthews J, Gribben JG, Mauch PM, Lister TA, Freedman AS: Myeloablative therapy with autologous bone marrow transplantation for follicular lymphoma at the time of second or subsequent remission: long-term follow-up. J Clin Oncol; 2007 Jun 20;25(18):2554-9
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  • [Title] Myeloablative therapy with autologous bone marrow transplantation for follicular lymphoma at the time of second or subsequent remission: long-term follow-up.
  • PURPOSE: The aim of this retrospective analysis was to determine the outcome of patients with follicular lymphoma who received myeloablative therapy supported by autologous bone marrow transplantation as consolidation of second or subsequent remission, with a minimum follow-up of 12 years.
  • There is an apparent plateau on the remission duration curve at 48% at 12 years.
  • Survival of patients treated in second remission was significantly longer than the survival of patients treated later in the course of the illness.
  • Both remission duration and overall survival were also significantly longer for patients treated in second remission compared with an age-matched, remission-matched group of patients treated at St Bartholomew's Hospital before the introduction of this treatment.
  • However, use of CY+TBI was associated with a significant risk of secondary myelodysplasia and secondary acute myeloblastic leukemia, resulting in 15 patient deaths.
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Combined Modality Therapy. Cyclophosphamide / therapeutic use. Disease Progression. Female. Humans. Male. Middle Aged. Recurrence. Remission Induction. Retrospective Studies. Survival Rate. Transplantation, Autologous. Treatment Outcome. Whole-Body Irradiation


94. Royer PJ, Bougras G, Ebstein F, Leveque L, Tanguy-Royer S, Simon T, Juge-Morineau N, Chevallier P, Harousseau JL, Gregoire M: Efficient monocyte-derived dendritic cell generation in patients with acute myeloid leukemia after chemotherapy treatment: application to active immunotherapy. Exp Hematol; 2008 Mar;36(3):329-39
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  • [Title] Efficient monocyte-derived dendritic cell generation in patients with acute myeloid leukemia after chemotherapy treatment: application to active immunotherapy.
  • OBJECTIVE: While complete remission in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) can be achieved after chemotherapy (CT), relapses occur for the majority of patients, underlying the need to eliminate residual disease.
  • Based on dendritic cell (DC) vaccination, the triggering of an immune response against residual leukemia cells after CT could maintain patients in remission.
  • The aim of our study was to assess, for vaccine preparation, generation of monocyte-derived DCs in AML patients after CT.
  • MATERIALS AND METHODS: We evaluated efficiency of the production, yields, maturation, and functional properties of DCs from 22 AML patients at different CT stages compared to those from 15 healthy donors.
  • CONCLUSION: In defining patient-sampling conditions, this preclinical study has direct implications for AML DC-based immunotherapy.
  • [MeSH-major] Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols / therapeutic use. Cancer Vaccines / therapeutic use. Dendritic Cells / cytology. Immunotherapy / methods. Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute / immunology. Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute / therapy. Leukocytes, Mononuclear / cytology
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Aged. Cell Differentiation. Chemotherapy, Adjuvant. Cytokines / secretion. Female. Humans. Male. Middle Aged. Receptors, CCR7 / biosynthesis. Remission Induction. Time Factors. Transplantation, Autologous. Treatment Outcome

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  • (PMID = 18207305.001).
  • [ISSN] 0301-472X
  • [Journal-full-title] Experimental hematology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Exp. Hematol.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • [Publication-country] Netherlands
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / CCR7 protein, human; 0 / Cancer Vaccines; 0 / Cytokines; 0 / Receptors, CCR7
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95. Yavuz S, Paydas S, Disel U, Sahin B: IDA-FLAG regimen for the therapy of primary refractory and relapse acute leukemia: a single-center experience. Am J Ther; 2006 Sep-Oct;13(5):389-93
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  • [Title] IDA-FLAG regimen for the therapy of primary refractory and relapse acute leukemia: a single-center experience.
  • We evaluated efficacy and toxicity profiles of fludarabine, Ara-C, idarubicin, and G-CSF (Ida-FLAG) combination chemotherapy in 56 refractory and/or relapsed acute leukemia patients.
  • One third of the acute myeloblastic leukemia (AML) and 45% of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) cases were primary refractory disease.
  • In AML patients, complete remission (CR) was achieved in 15 cases (53.6%).
  • One case showed partial remission (PR) (3.6%) and 12 cases (42.8%) had resistant to this regimen (RD).
  • Grade IV hematologic toxicity occurred in all AML cases.
  • There was no correlation between response rate and leukemia subtype (AML versus ALL), leukocyte count, age, sex, disease status (de novo versus secondary), and RFS (early versus late relapse) (P > 0.05).
  • Median survival was 16 weeks in all cases (22 weeks in AML versus 13 weeks).
  • At present, only 3 patients are alive and 2 of these are in continuous remission.
  • In conclusion, Ida-FLAG is a good choice in cases with refractory/relapsing acute leukemia for salvage chemotherapy.
  • [MeSH-major] Antineoplastic Agents / therapeutic use. Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols / therapeutic use. Leukemia / drug therapy
  • [MeSH-minor] Adolescent. Adult. Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic / administration & dosage. Antineoplastic Protocols. Bone Marrow Transplantation. Cytarabine / administration & dosage. Drug Resistance, Neoplasm. Female. Humans. Idarubicin / administration & dosage. Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute / drug therapy. Male. Middle Aged. Neoplasm Recurrence, Local. Precursor Cell Lymphoblastic Leukemia-Lymphoma / drug therapy. Survival Analysis. Vidarabine / administration & dosage. Vidarabine / analogs & derivatives

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  • (PMID = 16988532.001).
  • [ISSN] 1075-2765
  • [Journal-full-title] American journal of therapeutics
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Am J Ther
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic; 0 / Antineoplastic Agents; 04079A1RDZ / Cytarabine; FA2DM6879K / Vidarabine; P2K93U8740 / fludarabine; ZRP63D75JW / Idarubicin
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96. Cogulu O, Kosova B, Gunduz C, Karaca E, Aksoylar S, Erbay A, Karapinar D, Vergin C, Vural F, Tombuloglu M, Cetingul N, Ozkinay F: The evaluation of hTERT mRNA expression in acute leukemia children and 2 years follow-up of 40 cases. Int J Hematol; 2008 Apr;87(3):276-83
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  • [Title] The evaluation of hTERT mRNA expression in acute leukemia children and 2 years follow-up of 40 cases.
  • The aim of this study is to evaluate (1) the human telomerase-specific reverse transcriptase (hTERT) mRNA expression in childhood acute leukemia, (2) the association between the hTERT mRNA expression with the patients' characteristics and the known prognostic factors and (3) the correlation of the patients' survival with the initial hTERT mRNA value at diagnosis.
  • A total of 40 newly diagnosed patients consist of children [31 cases with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and 9 cases with acute myeloblastic leukemia (AML)] were prospectively included into the study.
  • The highest hTERT mRNA value was observed in Pre B-cell ALL patients followed by B-cell ALL, T-cell ALL and AML.
  • The hTERT mRNA relative ratio difference between the ALL and AML groups was significant.
  • No significant difference was determined between the rate of complete remission and relapse of cases with the hTERT mRNA values in all malignancy groups.
  • Although DFS and OS was longer in AML patients with lower initial hTERT mRNA, the difference was not significant.
  • In conclusion, the hTERT mRNA expression values were not significantly associated with the known prognostic factors in children both with ALL and AML. hTERT mRNA value is a significant factor for childhood ALL at diagnosis in relation to the estimated survival.
  • [MeSH-major] Biomarkers, Tumor / genetics. Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute / genetics. Precursor Cell Lymphoblastic Leukemia-Lymphoma / genetics. RNA, Messenger / metabolism. Telomerase / metabolism

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  • (PMID = 18293058.001).
  • [ISSN] 0925-5710
  • [Journal-full-title] International journal of hematology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Int. J. Hematol.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Biomarkers, Tumor; 0 / RNA, Messenger; EC 2.7.7.49 / TERT protein, human; EC 2.7.7.49 / Telomerase
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97. Cruse JM, Lewis RE, Pierce S, Lam J, Tadros Y: Aberrant expression of CD7, CD56, and CD79a antigens in acute myeloid leukemias. Exp Mol Pathol; 2005 Aug;79(1):39-41
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  • [Title] Aberrant expression of CD7, CD56, and CD79a antigens in acute myeloid leukemias.
  • CD7 and CD56 expression at diagnosis has been associated with low remission rates and biological aggressiveness in a significant proportion of acute leukemias.
  • Among 46 patients with acute myeloid leukemia, we found CD7 expression in 15 cases (32.6%) and CD56 positivity in 10 patients (21.7%).
  • Six of these myeloid leukemia cases (13%) showed expression of both CD7 and CD56.
  • Among the 10 that were acute myeloblastic leukemia, 8 expressed CD7, 4 expressed CD56, and 4 were positive for CD79a.
  • Thus, these markers were expressed early in hemopoietic ontogeny in the lesser-differentiated acute myeloid leukemia subtypes, including FAB M0, M1, and M2.
  • Whereas CD7 and CD56 were each positive in 4 cases of acute myelomonocytic leukemia (FAB M4 subtype), there was no CD79a expression in the M4 cases.
  • CD7 is expressed by mature T cells, NK cells, and an immature myeloid cell subset.
  • By contrast, CD79a is a B cell marker that is assigned a high score of 2.0 in the differentiation of acute leukemias of ambiguous lineage in the WHO classification.
  • [MeSH-major] Antigens, CD / biosynthesis. Antigens, CD56 / biosynthesis. Antigens, CD7 / biosynthesis. Biomarkers, Tumor / analysis. Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute / metabolism. Receptors, Antigen, B-Cell / biosynthesis

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  • (PMID = 16005710.001).
  • [ISSN] 0014-4800
  • [Journal-full-title] Experimental and molecular pathology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Exp. Mol. Pathol.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Antigens, CD; 0 / Antigens, CD56; 0 / Antigens, CD7; 0 / Antigens, CD79; 0 / Biomarkers, Tumor; 0 / CD79A protein, human; 0 / Receptors, Antigen, B-Cell
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98. Tang XF, Luan Z, Xu SX, Wu NH, Huang YZ, Wang K: [Unrelated umbilical cord blood transplantation as a treatment for children with malignant leukemia]. Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke Za Zhi; 2008 Feb;10(1):5-8
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  • [Title] [Unrelated umbilical cord blood transplantation as a treatment for children with malignant leukemia].
  • The aim of this study was to investigate the efficacy of unrelated umbilical cord blood transplantation (UCBT) in the treatment of malignant leukemia in children.
  • METHODS: Six children with malignant leukemia, including three cases of acute lymphocyte leukemia [two high-risk patients and one standard-risk patient in complete remission (CR)], two juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia (one in CR and one in the accelerating stage), and one acute myeloblastic leukaemia (in CR), received a UCBT.
  • Cyclosporin, corticoid, mycophenolate mofetil and daclizumab were used for prophylaxis of acute graft versus host disease (GVHD).
  • Four patients developed grade I to III acute GVHD but responded to steroids and daclizumab.
  • CONCLUSIONS: Unrelated umbilical cord blood is an alternative source of hematopoietic stem cells for patients with leukemia.
  • The incidence of acute GVHD is high in UCBT recipients.
  • [MeSH-major] Cord Blood Stem Cell Transplantation. Leukemia / therapy

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  • (PMID = 18289460.001).
  • [ISSN] 1008-8830
  • [Journal-full-title] Zhongguo dang dai er ke za zhi = Chinese journal of contemporary pediatrics
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke Za Zhi
  • [Language] chi
  • [Publication-type] English Abstract; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] China
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99. Hiçsönmez G: The effect of steroid on myeloid leukemic cells: the potential of short-course high-dose methylprednisolone treatment in inducing differentiation, apoptosis and in stimulating myelopoiesis. Leuk Res; 2006 Jan;30(1):60-8
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  • [Title] The effect of steroid on myeloid leukemic cells: the potential of short-course high-dose methylprednisolone treatment in inducing differentiation, apoptosis and in stimulating myelopoiesis.
  • Several in vitro studies have shown that dexamethasone (Dex) and prednisolone can induce differentiation of some mouse and human myeloid leukemic cells to macrophages and granulocytes.
  • Based on in vitro experiments, we have shown that short-course (3-7 days) high-dose methylprednisolone (HDMP) (20-30 mg/kg/day) treatment can induce differentiation of myeloid leukemic cells in vivo in children with different subtypes of acute myeloblastic leukemia (AML) (AML-M1, -M2, -M3, -M4, -M7).
  • We have also shown that induction of apoptosis of myeloid leukemic cells with or without differentiation is possible by short-course HDMP treatment.
  • Addition of HDMP to mild cytotoxic chemotherapy (low-dose cytosine arabinoside (LD-Ara-c), weekly mitoxantrone and Ara-c or 6-thioguanine) increased the remission rate (87-89%) and improved the outcome of AML children.
  • We believe that the results of our 17-year clinical experience will provide important benefits to AML patients.
  • [MeSH-major] Anti-Inflammatory Agents / pharmacology. Apoptosis / drug effects. Cell Differentiation / drug effects. Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute / metabolism. Methylprednisolone / pharmacology. Myelopoiesis / drug effects

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  • (PMID = 15979702.001).
  • [ISSN] 0145-2126
  • [Journal-full-title] Leukemia research
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Leuk. Res.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article; Review
  • [Publication-country] England
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Anti-Inflammatory Agents; 0 / Antigens, CD34; X4W7ZR7023 / Methylprednisolone
  • [Number-of-references] 111
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100. Lacombe F, Arnoulet C, Maynadié M, Lippert E, Luquet I, Pigneux A, Vey N, Casasnovas O, Witz F, Béné MC: Early clearance of peripheral blasts measured by flow cytometry during the first week of AML induction therapy as a new independent prognostic factor: a GOELAMS study. Leukemia; 2009 Feb;23(2):350-7
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  • [Title] Early clearance of peripheral blasts measured by flow cytometry during the first week of AML induction therapy as a new independent prognostic factor: a GOELAMS study.
  • An early appreciation of treatment efficacy could be very useful in acute myeloblastic leukemia (AML), and a prognostic value has been suggested for the morphological assessment of decrease in blasts during induction therapy.
  • Such a multiparametric FCM four-colours/single-tube protocol, combining CD11b, CD45-ECD and CD16-PC5, was applied to peripheral blood samples from 130 AML patients, collected daily during induction chemotherapy.
  • Slope thresholds (<-25, -25 to -15 and >-15), or the time required to reach 90% depletion of the peripheral blast load (<5, 5 or >5 days), was strongly associated with the achievement of complete remission (P<0.0001).
  • [MeSH-major] Blast Crisis / pathology. Flow Cytometry / methods. Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute / drug therapy. Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute / pathology
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Aged. Aged, 80 and over. Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols / pharmacology. Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols / therapeutic use. Cell Count. Female. Humans. Immunophenotyping. Karyotyping. Male. Middle Aged. Prognosis. Remission Induction. Young Adult

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  • (PMID = 18987664.001).
  • [ISSN] 1476-5551
  • [Journal-full-title] Leukemia
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Leukemia
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article; Multicenter Study; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • [Publication-country] England
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