Multiple Myeloma, 2018 Otterbein University
Multiple Myeloma, Anne Doup
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Student Scholarship
No abstract provided.
Pre-Diagnosis Plasma Immune Markers And Risk Of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma In Two Prospective Cohort Studies, 2018 University of Massachusetts
Pre-Diagnosis Plasma Immune Markers And Risk Of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma In Two Prospective Cohort Studies, Mara M. Epstein, Bernard Rosner, Elizabeth C. Breen, Julie L. Batista, Edward L. Giovannucci, Larry Magpantay, Jon C. Aster, Scott J. Rodig, Kimberly A. Bertrand, Francine Laden, Otoniel Martinez-Maza, Brenda M. Birmann
Open Access Articles
Inflammation and B-cell hyperactivation have been associated with non-Hodgkin lymphoma development. This prospective analysis aimed to further elucidate pre-diagnosis plasma immune marker profiles associated with non-Hodgkin lymphoma risk. We identified 598 incident lymphoma cases and 601 matched controls in Nurses' Health Study and Health Professionals Follow-up Study participants with archived pre-diagnosis plasma samples and measured 13 immune marker levels with multiplexed immunoassays. Using multivariable logistic regression we calculated odds ratios and 95% confidence intervals per standard deviation unit increase in biomarker concentration for risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma and major histologic subtype, stratifying additional models by years ( < 5, 5 to < 10, > /=10) after blood draw ...
Poorly Cytotoxic Terminally Differentiated Cd56(Neg)Cd16(Pos) Nk Cells Accumulate In Kenyan Children With Burkitt Lymphomas, 2018 University of Massachusetts Medical School
Poorly Cytotoxic Terminally Differentiated Cd56(Neg)Cd16(Pos) Nk Cells Accumulate In Kenyan Children With Burkitt Lymphomas, Catherine Forconi, Cormac P. Cosgrove, Pryia Saikumar-Lakshmi, Christina E. Nixon, Joslyn Foley, John Michael Ong'echa, Juliana A. Otieno, Galit Alter, Christian Munz, Ann M. Moormann
Open Access Articles
Natural killer (NK) cells are critical for restricting viral infections and mediating tumor immunosurveillance. Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) and Plasmodium falciparum malaria are known risk factors for endemic Burkitt lymphoma (eBL), the most common childhood cancer in equatorial Africa. To date, the composition and function of NK cells have not been evaluated in eBL etiology or pathogenesis. Therefore, using multiparameter flow cytometry and in vitro killing assays, we compared NK cells from healthy children and children diagnosed with eBL in Kenya. We defined 5 subsets based on CD56 and CD16 expression, including CD56(neg)CD16(pos) We found that licensed and ...
Fatal Case Of Ttp In Patient With Underlying Pulmonary Aspergillosis, 2018 Rowan University SOM
Fatal Case Of Ttp In Patient With Underlying Pulmonary Aspergillosis, Shimool A. Rabbani Do, Ankit Shah Do, Joan Wiley Do, Jay Kirkham Do
Stratford Campus Research Day
A 70-year- old Caucasian male with history of renal transplant on tacrolimus presented with 5-days of fevers, productive cough, and confusion. Patient was initially diagnosed with pneumonia, presumed bacterial, but soon noted to have worsening neurologic status, renal failure, and respiratory failure requiring mechanical ventilation. He further developed thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA); TMA along with the other clinical findings led to diagnosis of Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (TTP). Despite aggressive treatment of TTP with plasmapheresis, patient expired on day five of his hospitalization. Fungal cultures from a bronchoscope performed on day three of hospitalization that resulted postmortem grew many aspergillus flavus and ...
Preleukemia And Leukemia-Initiating Cell Activity In Inv(16) Acute Myeloid Leukemia, 2018 University of Massachusetts Medical School
Preleukemia And Leukemia-Initiating Cell Activity In Inv(16) Acute Myeloid Leukemia, John A. Pulikkan, Lucio H. Castilla
Open Access Articles
Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a collection of hematologic malignancies with specific driver mutations that direct the pathology of the disease. The understanding of the origin and function of these mutations at early stages of transformation is critical to understand the etiology of the disease and for the design of effective therapies. The chromosome inversion inv(16) is thought to arise as a founding mutation in a hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) to produce preleukemic HSCs (preL-HSCs) with myeloid bias and differentiation block, and predisposed to AML. Studies in mice and human AML cells have established that inv(16) AML follows ...
Bexarotene-Induced Hypertriglyceridemia: A Case Report, 2018 Western New England University
Bexarotene-Induced Hypertriglyceridemia: A Case Report, Chris Maminakis, Arin C. Whitman, Nahida Islam
Open Access Articles
We present a case of a patient with cutaneous T-cell lymphoma started on bexarotene 300 mg/m(2) due to progressing disease. The patient experienced good clinical response, but unfortunately, she developed rapid and profound hypertriglyceridemia. Although hypertriglyceridemia occurs in high incidence with bexarotene therapy, management recommendations are scarce. Due to the rise in triglycerides, atorvastatin 10 mg daily was initiated in combination with fenofibrate 120 mg daily. Triglycerides continued to increase, so the patient was instructed to take atorvastatin 40 mg, fenofibrate 120 mg, and to hold bexarotene for 2 weeks. After the 2-week break, bexarotene was restarted at ...
Designing A Social Norms-Based Intervention To Reduce Anemia In India: A Formative Research Protocol, 2018 George Washington University
Designing A Social Norms-Based Intervention To Reduce Anemia In India: A Formative Research Protocol, Aika Aluc, Erica Sedlander, Rajiv N. Rimal, Sameera A. Talegawkar, Hagere Yilma, Wolfgang Munar
GW Research Days 2016 - Present
Background: Economic and gender inequalities are important determinants of anemia in low and middle income countries. Gender dimensions of food security contribute to the undernutrition among women. More than half of women of reproductive age in India are anemic. Anemia causes increased risk of preterm delivery, higher maternal mortality and contributes to fatigue, which influences women’s work productivity. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends daily oral iron and folic acid (IFA) supplements during pregnancy and weekly supplements for women of reproductive age. Despite the efforts of government programs and global donors to reduce anemia in India, both initial uptake ...
Evaluating The Impact Of A Standardized Education Class On A Person Diagnosed With Chronic Kidney Disease, Stage Iv, 2018 George Washington University
Evaluating The Impact Of A Standardized Education Class On A Person Diagnosed With Chronic Kidney Disease, Stage Iv, Nancy K. Uhland, Dnp, Msn, Rn, Fnp-C
Doctor of Nursing Practice Projects
Background: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a complex, progressive, and costly disease impacting more than 26 million Americans. Providing effective education is necessary so the patient may actively participate in managing the disease process, but the effectiveness of the delivery of education to the patient with CKD is not well-known.
Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness of a standardized education class on the basic kidney knowledge of persons diagnosed with CKD, stage IV.
Method: This pilot study, using a one-group pre and post-test design, was conducted in an outpatient nephrology clinic located in Washington, D.C. The study participants, recruited using ...
Designing A Socio-Normative Intervention To Reduce Anemia In Odisha India: A Formative Research Protocol [Version 1; Referees: 2 Approved], 2018 George Washington University
Designing A Socio-Normative Intervention To Reduce Anemia In Odisha India: A Formative Research Protocol [Version 1; Referees: 2 Approved], Erica Sedlander, Rajiv N Rimal, Sameera A Talegawkar, Hagere Yilma, Wolfgang Munar
Prevention and Community Health Faculty Publications
Background: More than half of women of reproductive age in India are anemic. Anemia is associated with increased risk of preterm delivery, higher maternal mortality and contributes to fatigue, which affects women’s work productivity. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends daily oral iron and folic acid (IFA) supplements during pregnancy and weekly supplements for women of reproductive age. Government programs and global donors have distributed and promoted IFA supplements in India for over four decades. However, initial intake and compliance remain inadequate.
Objectives: This protocol describes the formative research phase of a larger study, which will test, through a ...
Autologous/Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation Versus Tandem Autologous Transplantation For Multiple Myeloma: Comparison Of Long-Term Postrelapse Survival, Myo Htut, Muthalagu Ramanathan, Parameswaran Hari
Open Access Articles
We compared postrelapse overall survival (OS) after autologous/allogeneic (auto/allo) versus tandem autologous (auto/auto) hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) in patients with multiple myeloma (MM). Postrelapse survival of patients receiving an auto/auto or auto/allo HCT for MM and prospectively reported to the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research between 2000 and 2010 were analyzed. Relapse occurred in 404 patients (72.4%) in the auto/auto group and in 178 patients (67.4%) in the auto/allo group after a median follow-up of 8.5 years. Relapse occurred before 6 months after a second HCT in ...
Hodgkin Lymphoma: Differences In Treatment Between Europe And The United States/North America: Evolving Trends In Protocol Therapy, 2018 University of Massachusetts Medical School
Hodgkin Lymphoma: Differences In Treatment Between Europe And The United States/North America: Evolving Trends In Protocol Therapy, Thomas J. Fitzgerald, Maryann Bishop-Jodoin
Open Access Articles
With continued progress and success in clinical care, the management of patients with Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) has undergone continuous revision to improve patient care outcomes and limit acute and late treatment effects on normal tissue imposed by therapy. Hodgkin lymphoma is a disease that affects children, adolescents, and adults. Clinical management strategies are influenced by the patient's age at diagnosis, tumor burden, response to induction therapy, and potential expectation of treatment impact on normal tissue. The approach to patient management varies in many parts of the world and is influenced by treatment availability, physician training, and medical culture. Differences ...
Early Epstein-Barr Virus Genomic Diversity And Convergence Toward The B95.8 Genome In Primary Infection, 2018 University of Massachusetts Medical School
Early Epstein-Barr Virus Genomic Diversity And Convergence Toward The B95.8 Genome In Primary Infection, Eric R. Weiss, Susanna L. Lamers, Jennifer L. Henderson, Alexandre Melnikov, Mohan Somasundaran, Manuel Garber, Liisa K. Selin, Chad Nusbaum, Katherine Luzuriaga
Garber Lab Publications
Over 90% of the world's population is persistently infected with Epstein-Barr virus. While EBV does not cause disease in most individuals, it is the common cause of acute infectious mononucleosis (AIM) and has been associated with several cancers and autoimmune diseases, highlighting a need for a preventive vaccine. At present, very few primary, circulating EBV genomes have been sequenced directly from infected individuals. While low levels of diversity and low viral evolution rates have been predicted for double-stranded DNA (dsDNA) viruses, recent studies have demonstrated appreciable diversity in common dsDNA pathogens (e.g., cytomegalovirus). Here, we report 40 full-length ...
The Evaluation Of Mefloquine Drug Repurposing On Acute Myeloid Leukemia, 2018 Virginia Commonwealth University
The Evaluation Of Mefloquine Drug Repurposing On Acute Myeloid Leukemia, Jessica L. Phan, Bhavuk Garg, Hrishikesh Mehta, Seth Corey
Undergraduate Research Posters
The aim of this study is to observe cell proliferation, cell viability, apoptosis, and autophagy on acute myeloid leukemia (AML) cell lines, NB4 and U937, with the drug repurposing of mefloquine (MQ). Methods such as the 3-(4,5-Dimethylthiazol-2-Yl)-2,5-Diphenyltetrazolium Bromide (MTT) assay and trypan blue staining have shown a decrease in live cells with high concentrations of mefloquine. Using their average perspective IC50 values of MQ concentration, Western blotting was applied by means of apoptosis and autophagy markers to determine if the induction of apoptosis and inhibition of autophagy was present in MQ-treated AML cells. The experiment will ...
Mantle Cell Lymphoma In The Thyroid: A Rare Presentation, 2017 University of Massachusetts Medical School
Mantle Cell Lymphoma In The Thyroid: A Rare Presentation, Uzma Mohammad Siddiqui, Sarika N. Rao, Pallavi K. Galera, Nahida Islam, Mira S. Torres
Open Access Articles
Background: While 2% of all extranodal Non-Hodgkin Lymphomas present in the thyroid, there exists insufficient data to describe the incidence of mantle cell lymphoma in the thyroid. A case series of 1400 patients revealed that < 1% of thyroid lymphomas may be MCL; hence better understanding of the disease course is essential.
Patient Findings: A 65-year-old female was referred for a multinodular goiter. Multiple fine needle aspirations from the dominant right nodule were consistent with Hashimoto's thyroiditis and flow cytometry was negative. Due to progressing dysphagia, she underwent total thyroidectomy.
Summary: Pathology revealed MCL with mantle zone growth pattern in the right thyroid. Flow cytometry showed monoclonal B cells comprising 9% of total cells. The Ki-67 ...
Clinicopathologic Consensus Study Of Gray Zone Lymphoma With Features Intermediate Between Dlbcl And Classical Hl, Monika Pilichowska, Bruce A. Woda, Elaine S. Jaffe, Andrew M. Evens
Open Access Articles
Gray zone lymphoma (GZL) is described as sharing features with classical Hodgkin lymphoma (cHL) and diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL). However, there remains complexity in establishing diagnosis, delineating prognosis, and determining optimum therapy. Sixty-eight cases diagnosed as GZL across 15 North American academic centers were evaluated by central pathology review to achieve consensus. Of these, only 26 (38%) were confirmed as GZL. Morphology was critical to GZL consensus diagnosis (eg, tumor cell richness); immunohistochemistry showed universal B-cell derivation, frequent CD30 expression, and rare Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) positivity (CD20(+), 83%; PAX5(+), 100%; BCL6(+), 20%; MUM1(+), 100%; CD30(+), 92%; EBV(+), 4%). Forty-two ...
Long-Term Effects Of G-Csf Therapy In Cyclic Neutropenia, 2017 University of Washington
Long-Term Effects Of G-Csf Therapy In Cyclic Neutropenia, David C. Dale, Audreyanna Bolyard, Tracy Marrero, Vahagn Makaryan, Maryann Bonilla, Daniel C. Link, Peter E. Newburger, Akiko Shimamura, Laurence A. Boxer, Charles Spiekerman
Open Access Articles
Cyclic neutropenia is a rare hematologic disease that is characterized by regular oscillations in blood neutrophil counts from normal levels (absolute neutrophil count [ANC], >1.5×109 per liter) to severe neutropenia (ANC, <0.2×109 per liter), usually with a cycle length of about 21 days.When patients with this disorder have neutropenia, they often have fever and mouth ulcers and are at risk for severe infections. Cyclic neutropenia is usually an autosomal dominant disorder caused by mutations in the gene encoding neutrophil elastase (ELANE).
Integrative Microrna And Mrna Deep-Sequencing Expression Profiling In Endemic Burkitt Lymphoma, 2017 Maseno University
Integrative Microrna And Mrna Deep-Sequencing Expression Profiling In Endemic Burkitt Lymphoma, Cliff I. Oduor, Yasin Kaymaz, Kiprotich Chelimo, Juliana A. Otieno, John Michael Ong'echa, Ann M. Moormann, Jeffrey A. Bailey
UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science Supported Publications
BACKGROUND: Burkitt lymphoma (BL) is characterized by overexpression of the c-myc oncogene, which in the vast majority of cases is a consequence of an IGH/MYC translocation. While myc is the seminal event, BL is a complex amalgam of genetic and epigenetic changes causing dysregulation of both coding and non-coding transcripts. Emerging evidence suggest that abnormal modulation of mRNA transcription via miRNAs might be a significant factor in lymphomagenesis. However, the alterations in these miRNAs and their correlations to their putative mRNA targets have not been extensively studied relative to normal germinal center (GC) B cells.
METHODS: Using more sensitive ...
Robustness Of A Newly Proposed Risk Schema For Lymphatic Dissemination In Endometrioid Endometrial Cancer, 2017 Aurora University of Wisconsin Medical Group; Center for Urban Population Health
Robustness Of A Newly Proposed Risk Schema For Lymphatic Dissemination In Endometrioid Endometrial Cancer, Danielle M. Greer, Jessica J.F. Kram, Callie M. Cox Bauer, Scott A. Kamelle
Journal of Patient-Centered Research and Reviews
Background: Surgical management for endometrioid endometrial cancer (EEC) includes complete lymph node dissection for all patients at risk of lymphatic dissemination. The standard risk schema, defined by Mayo Clinic, identifies low-risk patients as those with grade 1/2 EEC, myometrial invasion (MI) ≤ 50%, and tumor diameter (TD) ≤ 2 cm. We recently proposed (and published) a risk schema containing modified forms of grade, MI and TD that suggests a significant decrease in false-negative rate and need for lymphadenectomy in low-risk women.
Purpose: Evaluate robustness of our proposed schema for lymphatic dissemination risk stratification in a subsequent EEC patient cohort.
Methods: We ...
Evaluating A Preoperative Protocol That Includes Magnetic Resonance Imaging For Lymph Node Metastasis In The Cholangiocarcinoma Screening And Care Program (Cascap) In Thailand., 2017 George Washington University
Evaluating A Preoperative Protocol That Includes Magnetic Resonance Imaging For Lymph Node Metastasis In The Cholangiocarcinoma Screening And Care Program (Cascap) In Thailand., Metha Songthamwat, Nittaya Chamadol, Narong Khuntikeo, Jadsada Thinkhamrop, Supinda Koonmee, Nathaphop Chaichaya, Jeffrey Bethony, Bandit Thinkhamrop
Microbiology, Immunology, and Tropical Medicine Faculty Publications
BACKGROUND: Treatment planning especially liver resection in cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) depends on the extension of tumor and lymph node metastasis which is included as a key criterion for operability. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) offers a rapid and powerful tool for the detection of lymph node metastasis (LNM) and in the current manuscript is assessed as a critical tool in the preoperative protocol for liver resection for treatment of CCA. However, the accuracy of MRI to detect LNM from CCA had yet to be comprehensively evaluated.
METHODS: The accuracy of MRI to detect LNM was assessed in a cohort of individuals with ...
Flow Cytometric And Demographic Analysis Of T Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia In Pakistani Population., 2017 Aga Khan University
Flow Cytometric And Demographic Analysis Of T Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia In Pakistani Population., M R. Khawaja, S S. Allana, N N. Akbaral, S N. Adil, M. Khurshid, Shahid Pervez
Background: This study was carried out to analyze the proportion of T cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (TALL) among all acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in Pakistani population and its correlation with the demographic features. Accuracy of cell surface markers used in flow cytometric analysis of the leukemic cells was also determined. Methods: Data of 209 consecutive cases of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) presenting between July 1995 and July 2003 was analyzed. Flow cytometry was performed on all ALL cases using the standard protocols. TALL markers included CD3, CD5 and CD7. Results: Proportion of TALL among known ALL Pakistani patients was 17 ...