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  • 1.
    Aardal-Eriksson, Elisabeth
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Division of Microbiology and Molecular Medicine. Linköping University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. Region Östergötland, Center for Diagnostics, Department of Clinical Chemistry.
    Mobäck, Caroline
    Region Östergötland, Center for Diagnostics, Department of Clinical Chemistry.
    Jakobsson, Sandra
    Region Östergötland, Center for Diagnostics, Department of Clinical Chemistry. Germany.
    Hoffmann, Johannes J. M. L.
    Abbott GmbH and Co KG, Germany.
    Iron depletion in blood donors - Have extended erythrocyte and reticulocyte parameters diagnostic utility?2015In: Transfusion and apheresis science, ISSN 1473-0502, E-ISSN 1878-1683, Vol. 53, no 1, p. 76-81Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Blood donation is associated with iron depletion, but donor iron status is not usually investigated, as such tests are cumbersome and costly. It would therefore be desirable to have simple, fast and inexpensive tests that give information on a donors risk of developing iron depletion. In a pilot study we investigated whether novel erythrocyte and reticulocyte parameters can serve this goal. Methods: In regular blood donors extended red cell parameters were measured using the Abbott CELL-DYN Sapphire hematology analyzer and conventional biochemical tests of iron status. Donors were compared with a regionally matched group of non-donating controls. Results: In the controls, the reference ranges of extended RBC parameters were well comparable to published data. Donors had significantly more microcytic RBC than controls (median 0.9 vs 0.6%), lower serum ferritin concentration (median 43 vs 91 mg/L) and higher soluble transferrin receptor/ferritin index (median 1.60 vs 1.27). Overall 18-28% of the donors were iron depleted. Moreover, 3.3% of donors had iron-restricted erythropoiesis. Microcytic RBC and reticulocyte mean cell hemoglobin content predicted iron depletion with 70% and 64% sensitivities and specificities of 72% and 78%, respectively. When combined these two parameters increased the sensitivity to 82%. Conclusions: Our results in Swedish blood donors confirm a high prevalence of iron depletion, despite iron supplementation used by about half of the donors. Microcytic RBC and MCHr appeared to be helpful in identifying iron-depleted donors, who might benefit from iron supplementation. We recommend larger prospective investigations in order to confirm and extend the findings of this pilot study. (C) 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  • 2.
    Abdulla, Maysaa
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology, Clinical and experimental pathology.
    Hollander, Peter
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology, Clinical and experimental pathology.
    Pandzic, Tatjana
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology, Medicinsk genetik och genomik.
    Mansouri, Larry
    Karolinska Inst, Dept Mol Med & Surg, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Ednersson, Susanne Bram
    Sahlgrens Univ Hosp, Dept Pathol, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Andersson, Per-Ola
    Univ Gothenburg, Sahlgrenska Acad, Gothenburg, Sweden;Sodra Alvsborg Hosp Boras, Dept Med, Boras, Sweden.
    Hultdin, Magnus
    Umea Univ, Dept Med Biosci, Pathol, Umea, Sweden.
    Fors, Maja
    Umea Univ, Dept Med Biosci, Pathol, Umea, Sweden.
    Erlanson, Martin
    Umea Univ, Dept Radiat Sci, Oncol, Umea, Sweden.
    Degerman, Sofie
    Umea Univ, Dept Med Biosci, Pathol, Umea, Sweden.
    Petersen, Helga Munch
    Copenhagen Univ Hosp, Dept Pathol, Rigshosp, Copenhagen, Denmark.
    Asmar, Fazila
    Copenhagen Univ Hosp, Dept Hematol, Rigshosp, Copenhagen, Denmark.
    Gronbaek, Kirsten
    Copenhagen Univ Hosp, Dept Hematol, Rigshosp, Copenhagen, Denmark.
    Enblad, Gunilla
    Uppsala Univ, Expt & Clin Oncol, Dept Immunol Genet & Pathol, Uppsala, Sweden.
    Cavelier, Lucia
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology, Medicinsk genetik och genomik.
    Rosenquist, Richard
    Karolinska Inst, Dept Mol Med & Surg, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Amini, Rose-Marie
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology, Clinical and experimental pathology.
    Cell-of-origin determined by both gene expression profiling and immunohistochemistry is the strongest predictor of survival in patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma2019In: American Journal of Hematology, ISSN 0361-8609, E-ISSN 1096-8652Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The tumor cells in diffuse large B-cell lymphomas (DLBCL) are considered to originate from germinal center derived B-cells (GCB) or activated B-cells (ABC). Gene expression profiling (GEP) is preferably used to determine the cell of origin (COO). However, GEP is not widely applied in clinical practice and consequently, several algorithms based on immunohistochemistry (IHC) have been developed. Our aim was to evaluate the concordance of COO assignment between the Lymph2Cx GEP assay and the IHC-based Hans algorithm, to decide which model is the best survival predictor. Both GEP and IHC were performed in 359 homogenously treated Swedish and Danish DLBCL patients, in a retrospective multicenter cohort. The overall concordance between GEP and IHC algorithm was 72%; GEP classified 85% of cases assigned as GCB by IHC, as GCB, while 58% classified as non-GCB by IHC, were categorized as ABC by GEP. There were significant survival differences (overall survival and progression-free survival) if cases were classified by GEP, whereas if cases were categorized by IHC only progression-free survival differed significantly. Importantly, patients assigned as non-GCB/ABC both by IHC and GEP had the worst prognosis, which was also significant in multivariate analyses. Double expression of MYC and BCL2 was more common in ABC cases and was associated with a dismal outcome. In conclusion, to determine COO both by IHC and GEP is the strongest outcome predictor to identify DLBCL patients with the worst outcome.

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  • 3. Abdulla, Maysaa
    et al.
    Hollander, Peter
    Pandzic, Tatjana
    Mansouri, Larry
    Ednersson, Susanne Bram
    Andersson, Per-Ola
    Hultdin, Magnus
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Biosciences, Pathology.
    Fors, Maja
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Biosciences, Pathology.
    Erlanson, Martin
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Radiation Sciences, Oncology.
    Degerman, Sofie
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Biosciences, Pathology.
    Petersen, Helga Munch
    Asmar, Fazila
    Gronbaek, Kirsten
    Enblad, Gunilla
    Cavelier, Lucia
    Rosenquist, Richard
    Amini, Rose-Marie
    Cell-of-origin determined by both gene expression profiling and immunohistochemistry is the strongest predictor of survival in patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma2020In: American Journal of Hematology, ISSN 0361-8609, E-ISSN 1096-8652, Vol. 95, no 1, p. 57-67Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The tumor cells in diffuse large B-cell lymphomas (DLBCL) are considered to originate from germinal center derived B-cells (GCB) or activated B-cells (ABC). Gene expression profiling (GEP) is preferably used to determine the cell of origin (COO). However, GEP is not widely applied in clinical practice and consequently, several algorithms based on immunohistochemistry (IHC) have been developed. Our aim was to evaluate the concordance of COO assignment between the Lymph2Cx GEP assay and the IHC-based Hans algorithm, to decide which model is the best survival predictor. Both GEP and IHC were performed in 359 homogenously treated Swedish and Danish DLBCL patients, in a retrospective multicenter cohort. The overall concordance between GEP and IHC algorithm was 72%; GEP classified 85% of cases assigned as GCB by IHC, as GCB, while 58% classified as non-GCB by IHC, were categorized as ABC by GEP. There were significant survival differences (overall survival and progression-free survival) if cases were classified by GEP, whereas if cases were categorized by IHC only progression-free survival differed significantly. Importantly, patients assigned as non-GCB/ABC both by IHC and GEP had the worst prognosis, which was also significant in multivariate analyses. Double expression of MYC and BCL2 was more common in ABC cases and was associated with a dismal outcome. In conclusion, to determine COO both by IHC and GEP is the strongest outcome predictor to identify DLBCL patients with the worst outcome.

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  • 4.
    Abedi, Mohammad R.
    et al.
    Örebro University Hospital. Department of Laboratory Medicine, Section for Transfusion Medicine.
    Doverud, Ann-Charlotte
    Department of Laboratory Medicine, Section for Transfusion Medicine, Örebro University Hospital. Örebro, Sweden.
    Preparation and Pathogen Inactivation of Double Dose Buffy Coat Platelet Products using the INTERCEPT Blood System2012In: Journal of Visualized Experiments, ISSN 1940-087X, E-ISSN 1940-087X, no 70, article id UNSP e4414Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Blood centers are faced with many challenges including maximizing production yield from the blood product donations they receive as well as ensuring the highest possible level of safety for transfusion patients, including protection from transfusion transmitted diseases. This must be accomplished in a fiscally responsible manner which minimizes operating expenses including consumables, equipment, waste, and personnel costs, among others.

    Several methods are available to produce platelet concentrates for transfusion. One of the most common is the buffy coat method in which a single therapeutic platelet unit (>= 2.0 x10(11) platelets per unit or per local regulations) is prepared by pooling the buffy coat layer from up to six whole blood donations. A procedure for producing "double dose" whole blood derived platelets has only recently been developed.

    Presented here is a novel method for preparing double dose whole blood derived platelet concentrates from pools of 7 buffy coats and subsequently treating the double dose units with the INTERCEPT Blood System for pathogen inactivation. INTERCEPT was developed to inactivate viruses, bacteria, parasites, and contaminating donor white cells which may be present in donated blood. Pairing INTERCEPT with the double dose buffy coat method by utilizing the INTERCEPT Processing Set with Dual Storage Containers (the "DS set"), allows blood centers to treat each of their double dose units in a single pathogen inactivation processing set, thereby maximizing patient safety while minimizing costs. The double dose buffy coat method requires fewer buffy coats and reduces the use of consumables by up to 50% (e.g. pooling sets, filter sets, platelet additive solution, and sterile connection wafers) compared to preparation and treatment of single dose buffy coat platelet units. Other cost savings include less waste, less equipment maintenance, lower power requirements, reduced personnel time, and lower collection cost compared to the apheresis technique.

  • 5. Achouiti, A.
    et al.
    Vogl, T.
    Urban, Constantin
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden (MIMS).
    Hommes, T. J.
    van Zoelen, M. A.
    Florquin, S.
    Roth, J.
    van 't Veer, C.
    de Vos, A. F.
    van der Poll, T.
    Myeloid related protein (mrp) 8/14 contributes to an antibacterial host response against klebsiella (k.) pneumoniae2012In: Shock, ISSN 1073-2322, E-ISSN 1540-0514, Vol. 37, no S1, p. 56-56Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 6.
    Acosta, Stefan
    et al.
    Vascular Center, Skåne University Hospital, Malmö, Sweden.
    Nilsson, Torbjörn
    Department of Clinical Chemistry, Örebro University Hospital, Örebro, Sweden.
    Current status on plasma biomarkers for acute mesenteric ischemia2012In: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis, ISSN 0929-5305, E-ISSN 1573-742X, Vol. 33, no 4, p. 355-361Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Clinical diagnosis of acute mesenteric ischemia is difficult. The aim of this review is to provide current status on the search for an accurate plasma biomarker for acute mesenteric ischemia. A search using the medical subject heading terms marker and mesenteric ischemia or intestinal ischemia or superior mesenteric artery occlusion or mesenteric venous thrombosis in the Medline and Embase databases from 1980 to 2011. Studies without a control group or a control group consisted of healthy individuals (human studies), or studies on intestinal reperfusion were excluded. Twenty animal and twelve human studies were identified. In human studies, the studied series of patients had a control group that had a need of laparotomy (n = 2), suspected acute mesenteric ischemia (n = 7), acute abdomen (n = 2) or systemic inflammatory response syndrome (n = 1). D: -dimer has been found to be the most consistent highly sensitive early marker, but specificity was low. The follow-up study on α-glutathione S-transferase yielded inferior sensitivity and accuracy than the preliminary study, clearly questioning the value of this marker. Intestinal fatty acid binding globulin (I-FABP) and D: -lactate are both interesting markers, but the results were conflicting. Different cut-off levels have been used in the studies on I-FABP. The encouraging preliminary result of cobalt-albumin and urinary FABP as an accurate marker needs to be addressed in other study populations. The early clinical and laboratory diagnosis of intestinal ischemia remains a challenge. None of the proposed plasma-derived tests for acute mesenteric ischemia has as yet entered routine clinical practice. The proposed biomarkers need to be evaluated in a prospective clinical research project in patients with acute abdomen.

  • 7. Acosta, Stefan
    et al.
    Nilsson, Torbjörn K
    Department of Clinical Chemistry, Örebro University Hospital.
    Current status on plasma biomarkers for acute mesenteric ischemia2012In: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis, ISSN 0929-5305, E-ISSN 1573-742X, Vol. 33, no 4, p. 355-361Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Clinical diagnosis of acute mesenteric ischemia is difficult. The aim of this review is to provide current status on the search for an accurate plasma biomarker for acute mesenteric ischemia. A search using the medical subject heading terms marker and mesenteric ischemia or intestinal ischemia or superior mesenteric artery occlusion or mesenteric venous thrombosis in the Medline and Embase databases from 1980 to 2011. Studies without a control group or a control group consisted of healthy individuals (human studies), or studies on intestinal reperfusion were excluded. Twenty animal and twelve human studies were identified. In human studies, the studied series of patients had a control group that had a need of laparotomy (n = 2), suspected acute mesenteric ischemia (n = 7), acute abdomen (n = 2) or systemic inflammatory response syndrome (n = 1). D: -dimer has been found to be the most consistent highly sensitive early marker, but specificity was low. The follow-up study on α-glutathione S-transferase yielded inferior sensitivity and accuracy than the preliminary study, clearly questioning the value of this marker. Intestinal fatty acid binding globulin (I-FABP) and D: -lactate are both interesting markers, but the results were conflicting. Different cut-off levels have been used in the studies on I-FABP. The encouraging preliminary result of cobalt-albumin and urinary FABP as an accurate marker needs to be addressed in other study populations. The early clinical and laboratory diagnosis of intestinal ischemia remains a challenge. None of the proposed plasma-derived tests for acute mesenteric ischemia has as yet entered routine clinical practice. The proposed biomarkers need to be evaluated in a prospective clinical research project in patients with acute abdomen.

  • 8.
    Afram, G.
    et al.
    Karolinska Inst, Med, Stockholm, Sweden..
    Watz, E.
    ONK PAT, Ctr Apheresis, Stockholm, Sweden..
    Remberger, M.
    ONK PAT, Ctr Allogene Stem Cell Transplantat, Immunol, Stockholm, Sweden..
    Axdorph-Nygell, U.
    ONK PAT, Ctr Apheresis, Stockholm, Sweden..
    Sundin, M.
    Karolinska Inst, Pediat Haematol, Stockholm, Sweden..
    Hagglund, Hans
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Sciences, Haematology.
    Mattsson, J.
    Karolinska Inst, Ctr Stem Cell Transplantat, Stockholm, Sweden..
    Uhlin, M.
    Karolinska Inst, Ctr Stem Cell Transplantat, Stockholm, Sweden..
    Extracorporeal photopheresis as treatment for moderate-severe chronic graft-versus-host disease2016In: Bone Marrow Transplantation, ISSN 0268-3369, E-ISSN 1476-5365, Vol. 51, p. S138-S138Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 9.
    Afram, Gabriel
    et al.
    Karolinska Univ Hosp Huddinge, Dept Hematol, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Perez Simon, Jose Antonio
    Univ Seville, CSIC, Hosp Univ Virgen del Rocio, Dept Hematol,Inst Biomed Sevilla IBIS, Seville, Spain.
    Remberger, Mats
    Karolinska Univ Hosp Huddinge, Ctr Allogene Stem Cell Transplantat, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Caballero-Velazquez, Teresa
    Univ Seville, CSIC, Hosp Univ Virgen del Rocio, Dept Hematol,Inst Biomed Sevilla IBIS, Seville, Spain.
    Martino, Rodrigo
    Hosp Santa Creu & Sant Pau, Dept Hematol, Barcelona, Spain.
    Luis Pinana, Jose
    Hosp Santa Creu & Sant Pau, Dept Hematol, Barcelona, Spain;Hosp Clin Univ, Dept Hematol, Valencia, Spain.
    Ringden, Olle
    Karolinska Univ Hosp Huddinge, Ctr Allogene Stem Cell Transplantat, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Esquirol, Albert
    Hosp Santa Creu & Sant Pau, Dept Hematol, Barcelona, Spain.
    Lopez-Corral, Lucia
    Hosp Univ Salamanca IBSAL, Dept Hematol, Salamanca, Spain.
    Garcia, Irene
    Hosp Santa Creu & Sant Pau, Dept Hematol, Barcelona, Spain.
    Lopez-Godino, Oriana
    Hosp Univ Salamanca IBSAL, Dept Hematol, Salamanca, Spain.
    Sierra, Jordi
    Hosp Santa Creu & Sant Pau, Dept Hematol, Barcelona, Spain.
    Caballero, Dolores
    Hosp Univ Salamanca IBSAL, Dept Hematol, Salamanca, Spain.
    Ljungman, Per
    Vazquez, Lourdes
    Hosp Univ Salamanca IBSAL, Dept Hematol, Salamanca, Spain.
    Hägglund, Hans
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Sciences, Haematology.
    Reduced intensity conditioning increases risk of severe cGVHD: identification of risk factors for cGVHD in a multicenter setting2018In: Medical Oncology, ISSN 1357-0560, E-ISSN 1559-131X, Vol. 35, no 6, article id 79Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Chronic graft-versus-host disease (cGVHD) remains a major cause of morbidity and mortality after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). Aim is to identify risk factors for the development of cGVHD in a multicenter setting. Patients transplanted between 2000 and 2006 were analyzed (n = 820). Donors were HLA-identical siblings (57%), matched unrelated donors (30%), and HLA-A, B or DR antigen mismatched (13%). Reduced intensity conditioning (RIC) was given to 65% of patients. Overall incidence of cGVHD was 46% for patients surviving more than 100 days after HSCT (n = 747). Older patient age [HR 1.15, p < 0.001], prior acute GVHD [1.30, p = 0.024], and RIC [1.36, p = 0.028] increased overall cGVHD. In addition, RIC [4.85, p < 0.001], prior aGVHD [2.14, p = 0.001] and female donor to male recipient [1.80, p = 0.008] increased the risk of severe cGVHD. ATG had a protective effect for both overall [0.41, p < 0.001] and severe cGVHD [0.20, p < 0.001]. Relapse-free survival (RFS) was impaired in patients with severe cGVHD. RIC, prior aGVHD, and female-to-male donation increase the risk of severe cGVHD. ATG reduces the risk of all grades of cGVHD without hampering RFS. GVHD prophylaxis may be tailored according to the risk profile of patients.

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  • 10.
    Afram, Gabriel
    et al.
    Karolinska Univ Lab, Hematol Ctr, Stockholm, Sweden;Karolinska Inst, Div Hematol, Dept Med, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Watz, Emma
    Karolinska Univ Lab, Dept Clin Immunol & Transfus Med, Stockholm, Sweden;Karolinska Inst, Div Transplantat Surg, Dept Clin Sci Intervent & Technol, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Remberger, Mats
    Karolinska Univ Hosp, Ctr Allogene Stem Cell Transplantat, Stockholm, Sweden;Karolinska Inst, Dept Oncol Pathol, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Nygell, Ulla Axdorph
    Karolinska Univ Lab, Hematol Ctr, Stockholm, Sweden;Karolinska Univ Lab, Dept Clin Immunol & Transfus Med, Stockholm, Sweden;Karolinska Inst, Div Transplantat Surg, Dept Clin Sci Intervent & Technol, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Sundin, Mikael
    Karolinska Univ Hosp, Astrid Lindgren Childrens Hosp, Hematol Immunol SCT Sect, Stockholm, Sweden;Karolinska Inst, Div Pediat, Dept Clin Sci Intervent & Technol, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Hägglund, Hans
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Sciences, Haematology.
    Mattsson, Jonas
    Karolinska Univ Hosp, Ctr Allogene Stem Cell Transplantat, Stockholm, Sweden;Karolinska Inst, Dept Oncol Pathol, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Uhlin, Michael
    Karolinska Univ Lab, Dept Clin Immunol & Transfus Med, Stockholm, Sweden;Karolinska Inst, Div Transplantat Surg, Dept Clin Sci Intervent & Technol, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Higher response rates in patients with severe chronic skin graft-versus-host disease treated with extracorporeal photopheresis2019In: Central European Journal of Immunology, ISSN 1426-3912, E-ISSN 1644-4124, Vol. 44, no 1, p. 84-91Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Introduction: Different forms of graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) remain a major cause of morbidity and mortality after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). The prognosis for steroid-refractory chronic GVHD (cGVHD) remains poor. Our aim was to evaluate extracorporeal photopheresis (ECP) treatment in cGVHD patients with different organ involvement to detect subgroups of patients with the best response.

    Material and methods: Thirty-four patients who underwent HSCT and developed moderate (n = 7) or severe (n = 27) steroid-refractory or steroid-dependent cGVHD treated with ECP were included in the analysis. A matched cGVHD control patient group untreated with ECP was collected for comparison.

    Results: Compared to the control group and the stable/progressive disease (SD/PD) patients, individuals with complete/partial remission have higher overall survival and lower transplant-related mortality. Furthermore, patients with complete and partial remission (CR/PR) had significantly higher levels of albumin and platelets after ECP treatment compared to patients with stable or progressive cGVHD (SD/PD). Corticosteroid treatment and other immunosuppressive agents could successfully be tapered in the CR/PR group compared to the SD/PD patients. In this study patients with skin cGVHD are those with the highest rate of CR/PR after ECP treatment.

    Conclusions: Our results suggest that ECP treatment is safe and effective for patients with predominantly skin, oral and liver cGVHD.

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  • 11.
    Agarwal, Prasoon
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology, Experimental and Clinical Oncology.
    Kalushkova, Antonia
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology, Experimental and Clinical Oncology.
    Enroth, Stefan
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology, Medicinsk genetik och genomik.
    Alzrigat, Mohammad
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology, Experimental and Clinical Oncology.
    Osterborg, Anders
    Nilsson, Kenneth
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology, Experimental and Clinical Oncology.
    Öberg, Fredrik
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology, Experimental and Clinical Oncology.
    Jernberg-Wiklund, Helena
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology, Experimental and Clinical Oncology.
    An Epigenomic Map of Multiple Myeloma Reveals the Importance of Polycomb Gene Silencing for the Malignancy2014In: Blood, ISSN 0006-4971, E-ISSN 1528-0020, Vol. 124, no 21Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 12.
    Agathangelidis, A.
    et al.
    Ist Sci San Raffaele, Div Expt Oncol, I-20132 Milan, Italy.;Ist Sci San Raffaele, Dept Oncohematol, I-20132 Milan, Italy.;Univ Vita Salute San Raffaele, Milan, Italy..
    Bystry, V.
    Masaryk Univ, Cent European Inst Technol, Brno, Czech Republic..
    Hadzidimitriou, A.
    CERTH, Inst Appl Biosci, Thessaloniki, Greece..
    Sutton, L. A.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology.
    Minga, E.
    CERTH, Inst Appl Biosci, Thessaloniki, Greece..
    Kienle, D.
    Univ Ulm, Dept Internal Med 3, D-89069 Ulm, Germany..
    Davis, Z.
    Royal Bournemouth Hosp, Dept Haematol, Bournemouth, Dorset, England..
    Yan, X. J.
    North Shore Long Isl Jewish Hlth Syst, Feinstein Inst Med Res, Manhasset, NY USA..
    Shanafelt, T.
    Mayo Clin, Dept Med, Dept Hematol, Rochester, MN USA..
    Boudjogra, M.
    Univ Paris 06, Hop Pitie Salpetriere, Dept Hematol, Paris, France.;Univ Paris 06, Hop Pitie Salpetriere, Paris, France..
    Plevova, K.
    Masaryk Univ, Cent European Inst Technol, Brno, Czech Republic.;Univ Hosp Brno, Brno, Czech Republic..
    Gounari, M.
    Ist Sci San Raffaele, Div Expt Oncol, I-20132 Milan, Italy.;Ist Sci San Raffaele, Dept Oncohematol, I-20132 Milan, Italy.;Univ Vita Salute San Raffaele, Milan, Italy..
    Xochelli, A.
    CERTH, Inst Appl Biosci, Thessaloniki, Greece..
    Navarro, A.
    Univ Barcelona, IDIBAPS, Unidad Hematopatol, Serv Anat Patol, Barcelona, Spain..
    Chatzouli, M.
    Nikea Gen Hosp, Dept Hematol, Piraeus, Greece..
    Pedersen, L. B.
    Rigshosp, Dept Hematol, DK-2100 Copenhagen, Denmark..
    Baliakas, Panagiotis
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology, Experimental and Clinical Oncology.
    Scarfo, L.
    Ist Sci San Raffaele, Div Expt Oncol, I-20132 Milan, Italy.;Ist Sci San Raffaele, Dept Oncohematol, I-20132 Milan, Italy.;Univ Vita Salute San Raffaele, Milan, Italy..
    Rossi, D.
    Amedeo Avogadro Univ Eastern Piedmont, Dept Hematol, Novara, Italy..
    Veronese, S.
    Osped Niguarda Ca Granda, Niguarda Canc Ctr, Mol Pathol Unit, Milan, Italy.;Osped Niguarda Ca Granda, Niguarda Canc Ctr, Dept Hematol, Milan, Italy..
    Facco, M.
    Univ Padua, Sch Med, Hematol & Clin Immunol Branch, Dept Med, Padua, Italy..
    Bikos, V.
    Masaryk Univ, Cent European Inst Technol, Brno, Czech Republic..
    Karan-Djurasevic, T.
    Univ Belgrade, Inst Mol Genet & Genet Engn, Belgrade, Serbia..
    Pavlovic, S.
    Univ Kragujevac, Kragujevac, Serbia..
    Mansouri, Larry
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology, Experimental and Clinical Oncology.
    Poiron, C.
    Univ Montpellier, IMGT, LIGM, IGH, Montpellier, France..
    Chu, C. C.
    North Shore Long Isl Jewish Hlth Syst, Feinstein Inst Med Res, Manhasset, NY USA..
    Stalika, E.
    CERTH, Inst Appl Biosci, Thessaloniki, Greece..
    Giudicelli, V.
    Univ Montpellier, IMGT, LIGM, IGH, Montpellier, France..
    Panagiotidis, P.
    Univ Athens, Dept Propaedeut Med 1, Athens, Greece..
    Sudarikov, A.
    Natl Hematol Res Ctr, Dept Mol Hematol, Moscow, Russia..
    Anagnostopoulos, A.
    G Papanicolaou Hosp, Dept Hematol, Thessaloniki, Greece.;G Papanicolaou Hosp, HCT Unit, Thessaloniki, Greece..
    Trentin, L.
    Univ Padua, Sch Med, Hematol & Clin Immunol Branch, Dept Med, Padua, Italy..
    Catherwood, M.
    Belfast City Hosp, Dept Hematooncol, Belfast BT9 7AD, Antrim, North Ireland..
    Montillo, M.
    Osped Niguarda Ca Granda, Niguarda Canc Ctr, Mol Pathol Unit, Milan, Italy.;Osped Niguarda Ca Granda, Niguarda Canc Ctr, Dept Hematol, Milan, Italy..
    Gaidano, G.
    Amedeo Avogadro Univ Eastern Piedmont, Dept Hematol, Novara, Italy..
    Campo, E.
    Univ Barcelona, IDIBAPS, Unidad Hematopatol, Serv Anat Patol, Barcelona, Spain..
    Geisler, C. H.
    Rigshosp, Dept Hematol, DK-2100 Copenhagen, Denmark..
    Langerak, A. W.
    Erasmus MC, Univ Med Ctr, Dept Immunol, Rotterdam, Netherlands..
    Pospisilova, S.
    Masaryk Univ, Cent European Inst Technol, Brno, Czech Republic.;Univ Hosp Brno, Brno, Czech Republic..
    Lefranc, M. P.
    Univ Montpellier, IMGT, LIGM, IGH, Montpellier, France..
    Chiorazzi, N.
    North Shore Long Isl Jewish Hlth Syst, Feinstein Inst Med Res, Manhasset, NY USA..
    Oscier, D.
    Royal Bournemouth Hosp, Dept Haematol, Bournemouth, Dorset, England..
    Jelinek, D. F.
    Mayo Clin, Dept Immunol, Rochester, MN USA..
    Stilgenbauer, S.
    Univ Ulm, Dept Internal Med 3, D-89069 Ulm, Germany..
    Belessi, C.
    Nikea Gen Hosp, Dept Hematol, Piraeus, Greece..
    Davi, F.
    Univ Paris 06, Hop Pitie Salpetriere, Dept Hematol, Paris, France.;Univ Paris 06, Hop Pitie Salpetriere, Paris, France..
    Rosenquist, Richard
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology, Experimental and Clinical Oncology.
    Ghia, P.
    Ist Sci San Raffaele, Div Expt Oncol, I-20132 Milan, Italy.;Ist Sci San Raffaele, Dept Oncohematol, I-20132 Milan, Italy.;Univ Vita Salute San Raffaele, Milan, Italy..
    Darzentas, N.
    Masaryk Univ, Cent European Inst Technol, Brno, Czech Republic..
    Stamatopoulos, Kostas
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology. CERTH, Inst Appl Biosci, Thessaloniki, Greece.;G Papanicolaou Hosp, Dept Hematol, Thessaloniki, Greece.;G Papanicolaou Hosp, HCT Unit, Thessaloniki, Greece..
    HIGHER-ORDER IMMUNOGLOBULIN SEQUENCE RELATIONS FOR MAJOR SUBSETS OF CHRONIC LYMPHOCYTIC LEUKEMIA: UNIQUENESS VERSUS EQUIVALENCE2015In: Haematologica, ISSN 0390-6078, E-ISSN 1592-8721, Vol. 100, p. 47-48Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 13.
    Agathangelidis, Andreas
    et al.
    Univ Vita Salute San Raffaele, Strateg Res Program CLL, Milan, Italy;Univ Vita Salute San Raffaele, Div Expt Oncol, B Cell Neoplasia Unit, Milan, Italy;IRCCS Ist Sci San Raffaele, Milan, Italy.
    Ljungström, Viktor
    Uppsala University, Science for Life Laboratory, SciLifeLab. Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology, Experimental and Clinical Oncology.
    Scarfo, Lydia
    Univ Vita Salute San Raffaele, Strateg Res Program CLL, Milan, Italy;Univ Vita Salute San Raffaele, Div Expt Oncol, B Cell Neoplasia Unit, Milan, Italy;IRCCS Ist Sci San Raffaele, Milan, Italy.
    Fazi, Claudia
    Univ Vita Salute San Raffaele, Strateg Res Program CLL, Milan, Italy;Univ Vita Salute San Raffaele, Div Expt Oncol, B Cell Neoplasia Unit, Milan, Italy;IRCCS Ist Sci San Raffaele, Milan, Italy.
    Gounari, Maria
    Univ Vita Salute San Raffaele, Strateg Res Program CLL, Milan, Italy;Univ Vita Salute San Raffaele, Div Expt Oncol, B Cell Neoplasia Unit, Milan, Italy;IRCCS Ist Sci San Raffaele, Milan, Italy;Ctr Res & Technol Hellas, Inst Appl Biosci, Thessaloniki, Greece.
    Pandzic, Tatjana
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology, Experimental and Clinical Oncology. Uppsala University, Science for Life Laboratory, SciLifeLab.
    Sutton, Lesley-Ann
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology, Experimental and Clinical Oncology. Uppsala University, Science for Life Laboratory, SciLifeLab.
    Stamatopoulos, Kostas
    Ctr Res & Technol Hellas, Inst Appl Biosci, Thessaloniki, Greece.
    Tonon, Giovanni
    IRCCS Ist Sci San Raffaele, Funct Genom Canc Unit, Div Expt Oncol, Milan, Italy.
    Rosenquist, Richard
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology, Experimental and Clinical Oncology. Uppsala University, Science for Life Laboratory, SciLifeLab.
    Ghia, Paolo
    Univ Vita Salute San Raffaele, Strateg Res Program CLL, Milan, Italy;Univ Vita Salute San Raffaele, Div Expt Oncol, B Cell Neoplasia Unit, Milan, Italy;IRCCS Ist Sci San Raffaele, Milan, Italy.
    Highly similar genomic landscapes in monoclonal B-cell lymphocytosis and ultra-stable chronic lymphocytic leukemia with low frequency of driver mutations2018In: Haematologica, ISSN 0390-6078, E-ISSN 1592-8721, Vol. 103, no 5, p. 865-873Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Despite the recent discovery of recurrent driver mutations in chronic lymphocytic leukemia, the genetic factors involved in disease onset remain largely unknown. To address this issue, we per-formed whole-genome sequencing in 11 individuals with monoclonal B-cell lymphocytosis, both of the low-count and high-count subtypes, and 5 patients with ultra-stable chronic lymphocytic leukemia (>10 years without progression from initial diagnosis). All three entities were indistinguishable at the genomic level exhibiting low genomic complexity and similar types of somatic mutations. Exonic mutations were not frequently identified in putative chronic lymphocytic leukemia driver genes in all settings, including low-count monoclonal B-cell lymphocytosis. To corroborate these findings, we also performed deep sequencing in 11 known frequently mutated genes in an extended cohort of 28 monoclonal B-cell lym phocytosis/chronic lymphocytic leukemia cases. Interestingly, shared mutations were detected between clonal B cells and paired polymorphonuclear cells, strengthening the notion that at least a fraction of somatic mutations may occur before disease onset, likely at the hematopoietic stem cell level. Finally, we identified previously unreported non-coding variants targeting pathways relevant to B-cell and chronic lymphocytic leukemia development, likely associated with the acquisition of the characteristic neoplastic phenotype typical of both monoclonal B-cell lymphocytosis and chronic lymphocytic leukemia.

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  • 14. Agathangelidis, Andreas
    et al.
    Vardi, Anna
    Baliakas, Panagiotis
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology, Hematology and Immunology.
    Stamatopoulos, Kostas
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology.
    Stereotyped B-cell receptors in chronic lymphocytic leukemia2014In: Leukemia and Lymphoma, ISSN 1042-8194, E-ISSN 1029-2403, Vol. 55, no 10, p. 2252-2261Article, review/survey (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Over the last decade, immunogenetic analysis of B-cell receptor immunoglobulins (BcR IGs) has proved to be a particularly fruitful field in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), not only for understanding disease pathogenesis but also for discriminating clinical subgroups with markedly distinct course and outcome. Of utmost importance was the identification of quasi-identical BcR IGs among unrelated patients with CLL, fittingly coined as "stereotypy," that set the wheels in motion for unraveling the role of antigen(s) in the selection and expansion of the leukemic clones. The categorization of CLL clones into "subsets" according to shared BcR IG structural characteristics provided a compartmentalized view of this otherwise heterogeneous disease, which eventually led to defining strikingly homogeneous groups of patients in terms of: (i) functional properties of the clonal BcR IGs, e. g. BcR reactivity and signaling; (ii) clonal genetic landscape, e. g. genomic aberrations, gene expression/methylation profiles, microRNA signatures; and (iii) clinical course and outcome. The remarkable restriction of the CLL IG gene repertoire, resulting to a great degree from the high impact of BcR IG stereotypy, may also prompt speculations regarding CLL ontogenesis. Overall, the BcR IG molecule justifiably lies at the heart of CLL clinical research, holding the promise of subset-tailored therapies.

  • 15.
    Ahacic, Kozma
    et al.
    Karolinska Institutet.
    Kåreholt, Ingemar
    Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare, HHJ. Ageing - living conditions and health. Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare, HHJ, Institute of Gerontology.
    Helgason, Asgeir R
    Karolinska Institutet.
    Allebeck, Peter
    Karolinska Institutet.
    Non-response bias and hazardous alcohol use in relation to previous alcohol-related hospitalization: comparing survey responses with population data2013In: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy, ISSN 1747-597X, E-ISSN 1747-597X, Vol. 8, no 10Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: This study examines whether alcohol-related hospitalization predicts survey non-response, and evaluates whether this missing data result in biased estimates of the prevalence of hazardous alcohol use and abstinence.

    Methods: Registry data on alcohol-related hospitalizations during the preceding ten years were linked to two representative surveys. Population data corresponding to the surveys were derived from the Stockholm County registry. The alcohol-related hospitalization rates for survey responders were compared with the population data, and corresponding rates for non-responders were based on the differences between the two estimates. The proportions with hazardous alcohol use and abstinence were calculated separately for previously hospitalized and non-hospitalized responders, and non-responders were assumed to be similar to responders in this respect.

    Results: Persons with previous alcohol-related admissions were more likely currently to abstain from alcohol (RR=1.58, p<.001) or to have hazardous alcohol use (RR=2.06, p<.001). Alternatively, they were more than twice as likely to have become non-responders. Adjusting for this skewed non-response, i.e., the underrepresentation of hazardous users and abstainers among the hospitalized, made little difference to the estimated rates of hazardous use and abstinence in total. During the ten-year period 1.7% of the population were hospitalized.

    Conclusions: Few people receive alcohol-related hospital care and it remains unclear whether this group’s underrepresentation in surveys is generalizable to other groups, such as hazardous users. While people with severe alcohol problems – i.e. a history of alcohol-related hospitalizations – are less likely to respond to population surveys, this particular bias is not likely to alter prevalence estimates of hazardous use.

  • 16. Ahlner Elmqvist, Marianne
    et al.
    Jordhøy, Marit S
    Bjordal, Kristin
    Jannert, Magnus
    Kaasa, Stein
    Characteristics and Quality of Life of Patients Who Choose Home Care at the End of Life2008In: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, ISSN 0885-3924, E-ISSN 1873-6513, Vol. 36, no 3, p. 217-227Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Cancer patients with advanced disease and short-survival expectancy were given hospitalbased advanced home care (AHC) or conventional care (CC), according to their preference. The two groups were compared at baseline to investigate whether there were differences between the AHC and the CC patients that may help explain their choice of care. The patients were consecutively recruited over 2½ years. Sociodemographic and medical data, and the health-related quality of life (HRQL) of the two groups were compared. HRQL was assessed using a self-reporting questionnaire, including the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Core Quality of Life Questionnaire (EORTC QLQC30), the Impact of Event Scale (IES), five questions about social support, and two items concerning general well-being. The AHC group showed significantly poorer functioning on all the EORTC QLQ-C30 scales and an overall higher symptom burden than the CC patients. Fewer of the AHC patients were receiving cancer treatment. The AHC patients had lived longer with their cancer diagnosis, had a significantly shorter survival after study enrollment, and a significantly poorer performance status. The major differences between the two groups seemed to be related to being at different stages in their disease. The results indicate that patients are reluctant to accept home care until absolutely necessary due to severity of functioning impairments and symptom burden. These findings should be taken into consideration in planning palliative care services. J Pain Symptom Manage 2008;36:217e227. 2008 U.S. Cancer Pain Relief Committee. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  • 17.
    Ahlstrand, Erik
    Örebro University, School of Health and Medical Sciences, Örebro University, Sweden.
    Coagulase-negative staphylococci in hematological malignancy2013Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Bacterial infections are common in hematological malignancy. Coagulase-negative staphylococci (CoNS) are among the most prevalent causes of bacteremia in patients with hematological malignancies.

    In this thesis, different aspects of CoNS in hematological malignancy have been studied in four papers:

    In paper 1, CoNS blood culture isolates from patients with hematological malignancies treated at the University Hospital of Örebro from 1980 to 2009 were revaluated for the presence of reduced sensitivity to glycopeptides. A high incidence of heterogeneous-intermediate glycopeptide resistance was observed and there was a trend towards increasing incidence of this phenotype over time.

    In paper 2, the colonization pattern of CoNS among patients undergoing intensive chemotherapy for hematological malignancy was investigated. A successive homogenization and an accumulation of CoNS phenotypes mutually present in a majority of included patients were demonstrated.

    In paper 3, a PCR method to determine the clinical significance of positive blood cultures of the CoNS species Staphylococcus epidermidis was evaluated. The test failed to discriminate bloodstream infection from blood culture contamination.

    Finally, in paper 4, the long-term molecular epidemiology of S. epidermidis blood culture isolates from patients with hematological malignancies was studied with multilocus sequence typing. A predominance of sequence type 2 was demonstrated during the entire 30 year study period.

    In conclusion, the results are consistent with that CoNS have established as important pathogens by its capacity to colonize the human skin, its ability to reside and spread in the hospital environment and its rapid adaptation to stressors such as antimicrobials.

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  • 18.
    Ahlstrand, Erik
    et al.
    Orebro Univ, Sweden.
    Samuelsson, Jan
    Region Östergötland, Center for Surgery, Orthopaedics and Cancer Treatment, Department of Haematology.
    Lindgren, Marie
    Kalmar Cty Hosp, Sweden.
    Pettersson, Helna
    NU Hosp Grp, Sweden.
    Liljeholm, Maria
    Univ Hosp Nouthern Sweden, Sweden.
    Ravn-Landtblom, Anna
    Karolinska Inst, Sweden; Stockholm South Hosp, Sweden.
    Scheding, Stefan
    Lund Univ, Sweden; Skane Univ Hosp, Sweden.
    Andreasson, Bjorn
    NU Hosp Grp, Sweden.
    Highly reduced survival in essential thrombocythemia and polycythemia vera patients with vascular complications during follow-up2020In: European Journal of Haematology, ISSN 0902-4441, E-ISSN 1600-0609, Vol. 104, no 3, p. 271-278Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Objective To explore the relative importance of risk factors, treatments, and blood counts for the occurrence of vascular complications and their impact on life expectancy in essential thrombocythemia (ET) and polycythemia vera (PV). Methods Nested case-control study within the Swedish MPN registry. From a cohort of 922 ET patients and 763 PV patients, 71 ET and 81 PV cases with vascular complications were compared with matched controls. Results Incidence of vascular complications was 2.0 and 3.4 events per 100 patient-years in ET and PV, respectively. At diagnosis, no significant risk factor differences were observed between cases and controls in neither of the diseases. At the time of vascular event, ET complication cases did not differ significantly from controls but in PV, cases had significantly higher WBCs and were to a lesser extent treated with anti-thrombotic and cytoreductive therapy. Life expectancy was significantly decreased in both ET and PV cases compared with controls. Conclusions The risk of vascular complications is high in both ET and PV, and these complications have a considerable impact on life expectancy. The protective effect of anti-thrombotic and cytoreductive therapy for vascular complications in PV underscores the importance of avoiding undertreatment.

  • 19.
    Ahlstrand, Erik
    et al.
    Örebro University Hospital. Örebro University, School of Medical Sciences. Department of Medicine.
    Samuelsson, Jan
    Department of Hematology, University Hospital Linköping, Linköping, Sweden.
    Lindgren, Marie
    Department of Medicine, Kalmar County Hospital, Sweden.
    Pettersson, Helna
    Division of Hematology, Specialist Medicine, NU Hospital Group, Uddevalla, Sweden.
    Liljeholm, Maria
    Department of Hematology, University Hospital of Northern Sweden, Umeå, Sweden.
    Ravn-Landtblom, Anna
    Department of Medicine, Karolinska Institute, Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology, Stockholm South Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Scheding, Stefan
    Division of Molecular Hematology, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Lund Stem Cell Center, Lund University, Lund, Sweden; Department of Hematology, Skåne University Hospital, Lund, Sweden.
    Andréasson, Björn
    Division of Hematology, Specialist Medicine, NU Hospital Group, Uddevalla, Sweden.
    Highly Reduced Survival in Essential Thrombocythemia and Polycythemia Vera Patients with Vascular Complications during Follow-up2020In: European Journal of Haematology, ISSN 0902-4441, E-ISSN 1600-0609, Vol. 104, no 3, p. 271-278Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    OBJECTIVE: To explore the relative importance of risk factors, treatments and blood counts for the occurrence of vascular complications and their impact on life expectancy in Essential Thrombocythemia (ET) and Polycythemia Vera (PV).

    METHODS: Nested case-control study within the Swedish MPN registry. From a cohort of 922 ET patients and 763 PV patients, 71 ET and 81 PV cases with vascular complications were compared to matched controls.

    RESULTS: Incidence of vascular complications were 2.0 and 3.4 events per 100 patient-years in ET and PV, respectively. At diagnosis, no significant risk factor differences were observed between cases and controls in neither of the diseases. At the time of vascular event, ET complication cases did not differ significantly from controls but in PV, cases had significantly higher WBCs and were to a lesser extent treated with antithrombotic and cytoreductive therapy. Life expectancy was significantly decreased in both ET and PV cases compared to controls.

    CONCLUSIONS: The risk of vascular complications is high in both ET and PV and these complications have a considerable impact on life expectancy. The protective effect of antithrombotic and cytoreductive therapy for vascular complications in PV underscores the importance of avoiding undertreatment.

  • 20.
    Albertsson-Lindblad, Alexandra
    et al.
    Skane Univ Hosp, Dept Oncol, SE-22185 Lund, Sweden..
    Kolstad, Arne
    Oslo Univ Hosp, Dept Oncol, Oslo, Norway..
    Laurell, Anna
    Univ Uppsala Hosp, Dept Oncol, Uppsala, Sweden..
    Raty, Riikka
    Helsinki Univ Hosp, Dept Hematol, Helsinki, Finland..
    Gronbaek, Kirsten
    Rigshosp, Dept Hematol, Copenhagen, Denmark..
    Sundberg, Jan
    Skane Univ Hosp, Dept Oncol, SE-22185 Lund, Sweden..
    Pedersen, Lone Bredo
    Rigshosp, Dept Hematol, Copenhagen, Denmark..
    Ralfkiaer, Elisabeth
    Rigshosp, Dept Pathol, Copenhagen, Denmark..
    Karjalainen-Lindsberg, Marja-Liisa
    Univ Helsinki, Cent Hosp, Dept Pathol, Helsinki, Finland..
    Sundström, Christer
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology, Clinical and experimental pathology. Department of Pathology, Uppsala University Hospital, Uppsala, Sweden; and..
    Ehinger, Mats
    Univ Lund Hosp, Dept Pathol Cytol, Lund, Sweden..
    Geisler, Christian
    Rigshosp, Dept Hematol, Copenhagen, Denmark..
    Jerkeman, Mats
    Skane Univ Hosp, Dept Oncol, SE-22185 Lund, Sweden..
    Lenalidomide-bendamustine-rituximab in patients older than 65 years with untreated mantle cell lymphoma2016In: Blood, ISSN 0006-4971, E-ISSN 1528-0020, Vol. 128, no 14, p. 1814-1820Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    For elderly patients with mantle cell lymphoma (MCL), there is no defined standard therapy. In this multicenter, open-label phase 1/2 trial, we evaluated the addition of lenalidomide (LEN) to rituximab-bendamustine (R-B) as first-line treatment for elderly patients with MCL. Patients >65 years with untreated MCL, stages II-IV were eligible for inclusion. Primary end points were maximally tolerable dose (MTD) of LEN and progression-free survival (PFS). Patients received 6 cycles every four weeks of L-B-R (L D1-14, B 90 mg/m(2) IV, days 1-2 and R 375 mg/m(2) IV, day 1) followed by single LEN (days 1-21, every four weeks, cycles 7-13). Fifty-one patients (median age 71 years) were enrolled from 2009 to 2013. In phase 1, the MTD of LEN was defined as 10 mg in cycles 2 through 6, and omitted in cycle 1. After 6 cycles, the complete remission rate (CRR) was 64%, and 36% were MRD negative. At a median follow-up time of 31 months, median PFS was 42 months and 3-year overall survival was 73%. Infection was the most common nonhematologic grade 3 to 5 event and occurred in 21 (42%) patients. Opportunistic infections occurred in 3 patients: 2 Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia and 1 cytomegalovirus retinitis. Second primary malignancies (SPM) were observed in 8 patients (16%). LEN could safely be combined with R-B when added from the second cycle in patients with MCL, and was associated with a high rate of CR and molecular remission. However, we observed a high degree of severe infections and an unexpected high number of SPMs, which may limit its use. This trial is registered at www.Clinicaltrials.gov as #NCT00963534.

  • 21.
    Ali Abdi, Abshir
    et al.
    East Africa University, Somalia.
    Osman, Abdimajid
    Linköping University, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Division of Microbiology and Molecular Medicine. Linköping University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. Region Östergötland, Center for Diagnostics, Department of Clinical Chemistry.
    Prevalence of common hereditary risk factors for thrombophilia in Somalia and identification of a novel Gln544Arg mutation in coagulation factor V2017In: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis, ISSN 0929-5305, E-ISSN 1573-742X, Vol. 44, no 4, p. 536-543Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Thrombophilia, commonly manifested as venous thromboembolism (VTE), is a worldwide concern but little is known on its genetic epidemiology in many parts of the globe particularly in the developing countries. Here we employed TaqMan genotyping and pyrosequencing to evaluate the prevalence of known common nucleotide polymorphisms associated with thrombophilia in a Somali population in the Puntland region of Somalia. We also employed next generation sequencing (NGS) to investigate other genetic variants in a Somali patient with deep venous thrombosis (DVT). As expected, we found no existence of factor V Leiden (rs6025) and prothrombin G20210A (rs1799963) in the Somali population. The G allele of ABO [261G/delG] polymorphism (rs8176719) was found at a frequency of 29%, similar to that observed in other African populations. We found the lowest so far reported frequency of MTHFR C677T (rs1801133) polymorphism in the Somali population (T allele frequency 1.5%). A novel and deleterious single nucleotide variation in exon 11 of coagulation factor V (c.1631A amp;gt; G) causing Gln544Arg exchange in factor V was identified in a 29 years old Somali female with DVT. The same patient was heterozygous to VKORC1 Asp36Tyr polymorphism (rs61742245) that predisposes to warfarin resistance. In conclusion, this study shows that common hereditary factors for thromboembolism found in Caucasians are either less frequent or absent in the Somali population-similar to the situation in other Africans. NGS is possibly a better choice to detect genetic risk variants for thrombosis in this ethnic group.

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  • 22.
    Ali, Dina
    et al.
    Karolinska Univ Hosp, Haematol Ctr, Stockholm, Sweden.;Karolinska Univ Hosp, Ctr Haematol & Regenerat Med HERM, Stockholm, Sweden..
    Mohammad, Dara K.
    Karolinska Inst, Karolinska Hosp Huddinge, Clin Res Ctr, Dept Lab Med, Stockholm, Sweden..
    Mujahed, Huthayfa
    Karolinska Univ Hosp, Haematol Ctr, Stockholm, Sweden.;Karolinska Univ Hosp, Ctr Haematol & Regenerat Med HERM, Stockholm, Sweden..
    Jonson-Videsater, Kerstin
    Karolinska Univ Hosp, Dept Clin Immunol, Stockholm, Sweden..
    Nore, Beston
    Karolinska Inst, Karolinska Hosp Huddinge, Clin Res Ctr, Dept Lab Med, Stockholm, Sweden..
    Paul, Christer
    Karolinska Univ Hosp, Haematol Ctr, Stockholm, Sweden.;Karolinska Univ Hosp, Ctr Haematol & Regenerat Med HERM, Stockholm, Sweden..
    Lehmann, Sören
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Sciences, Haematology. Karolinska Univ Hosp, Haematol Ctr, Stockholm, Sweden.;Karolinska Univ Hosp, Ctr Haematol & Regenerat Med HERM, Stockholm, Sweden..
    Anti-leukaemic effects induced by APR-246 are dependent on induction of oxidative stress and the NFE2L2/HMOX1 axis that can be targeted by PI3K and mTOR inhibitors in acute myeloid leukaemia cells2016In: British Journal of Haematology, ISSN 0007-1048, E-ISSN 1365-2141, Vol. 174, no 1, p. 117-126Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The small molecule APR-246 (PRIMA-1(MET)) is a novel drug that restores the activity of mutated and unfolded TP53 protein. However, the mechanisms of action and potential off-target effects are not fully understood. Gene expression profiling in TP53 mutant KMB3 acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) cells showed that genes which protected cells from oxidative stress to be the most up-regulated. APR-246 exposure also induced reactive oxygen species (ROS) formation and depleted glutathione in AML cells. The genes most up-regulated by APR-246, confirmed by quantitative real time polymerase chain reaction, were heme oxygenase-1 (HMOX1, also termed HO-1), SLC7A11 and RIT1. Up-regulation of HMOX1, a key regulator of cellular response to ROS, was independent of TP53 mutational status. NFE2L2 (also termed Nrf2), a master regulator of HMOX1 expression, showed transcriptional up-regulation and nuclear translocation by APR-246. Down-regulation of NFE2L2 by siRNA in AML cells significantly increased the antitumoural effects of APR-246. The PI3K inhibitor wortmannin and the mTOR inhibitor rapamycin inhibited APR-246-induced nuclear translocation of NFE2L2 and counteracted the protective cellular responses to APR-246, resulting in synergistic cell killing together with APR-246. In conclusion, ROS induction is important for antileukaemic activities of APR-246 and inhibiting the protective response of the Nrf-2/HMOX1 axis using PI3K inhibitors, enhances the antileukaemic effects.

  • 23. Almgren, J.
    et al.
    Lindvall, P.
    Englund,
    Norda, Rut
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology, Clinical Immunology.
    Lubenow, Norbert
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology, Clinical Immunology.
    Safwenberg, J.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology, Clinical Immunology.
    Comparison of Three Fully Automated Systems for Immunohematology with the Focus on Two Important Aspects of Capacity-Efficiency and Stress2014In: Transfusion, ISSN 0041-1132, E-ISSN 1537-2995, Vol. 54, p. 173A-174AArticle in journal (Other academic)
  • 24.
    Amarasinghe, H.
    et al.
    Univ Southampton, Acad Unit Canc Sci, Southampton, Hants, England..
    Wojdacz, T.
    Aarhus Univ, Aarhus Inst Adv Studies, Aarhus, Denmark..
    Rose-Zerilli, M.
    Univ Southampton, Acad Unit Canc Sci, Southampton, Hants, England..
    Beattie, A.
    Univ Southampton, Acad Unit Canc Sci, Southampton, Hants, England..
    Forster, J.
    Univ Southampton, Acad Unit Canc Sci, Southampton, Hants, England..
    Kadalayil, L.
    Univ Southampton, Genet Epidemiol & Bioinformat, Southampton, Hants, England..
    Blakemore, S.
    Univ Cologne, Dept Internal Med, Cologne, Germany..
    Parker, H.
    Univ Southampton, Acad Unit Canc Sci, Southampton, Hants, England..
    Larrayoz, M.
    Univ Navarra, Div Hematooncol, Pamplona, Spain..
    Clifford, R.
    Univ Oxford, Oxford Natl Inst Hlth Res, Biomed Res Ctr, Mol Diagnost Ctr, Oxford, England..
    Davis, Z.
    Royal Bournemouth Hosp, Dept Mol Pathol, Bournemouth, Dorset, England..
    Else, M.
    Inst Canc Res, Div Mol Pathol, London, England..
    Cohen, D.
    Univ Leeds, Leeds Inst Clin Trials Res, Leeds, W Yorkshire, England..
    Steele, A.
    Univ Southampton, Acad Unit Canc Sci, Southampton, Hants, England..
    Rosenquist, Richard
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology, Experimental and Clinical Oncology.
    Collins, A.
    Univ Southampton, Human Dev & Hlth, Southampton, Hants, England..
    Pettitt, A.
    Univ Liverpool, Dept Mol & Clin Canc Med, Liverpool, Merseyside, England..
    Hillmen, P.
    St James Univ Hosp, Dept Haematol, Leeds, W Yorkshire, England..
    Plass, C.
    German Canc Res Ctr, Div Epigen & Canc Risk Factors, Heidelberg, Germany..
    Catovsky, D.
    Inst Canc Res, Div Mol Pathol, London, England..
    Schuh, A.
    Univ Oxford, Oxford Natl Inst Hlth Res, Biomed Res Ctr, Mol Diagnost Ctr, Oxford, England..
    Oscier, D.
    Royal Bournemouth Hosp, Dept Mol Pathol, Bournemouth, Dorset, England..
    Oakes, C.
    Ohio State Univ, Dept Internal Med, Columbus, OH 43210 USA..
    Strefford, J.
    Univ Southampton, Acad Unit Canc Sci, Southampton, Hants, England..
    Patients with a Memory-like DNA Methylation Signature exhibit long-term survival after first-line immuno-chemotherapy: Data from the UK CLL4, ARCTIC and ADMIRE trials2018In: British Journal of Haematology, ISSN 0007-1048, E-ISSN 1365-2141, Vol. 181, p. 29-29Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 25.
    Anastasopoulou, Stavroula
    et al.
    Karolinska Inst, Dept Womens & Childrens Hlth, Stockholm, Sweden;Karolinska Univ Hosp, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Eriksson, Mats A.
    Karolinska Inst, Dept Womens & Childrens Hlth, Stockholm, Sweden;Karolinska Univ Hosp, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Heyman, Mats
    Karolinska Inst, Dept Womens & Childrens Hlth, Stockholm, Sweden;Karolinska Univ Hosp, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Wang, Chen
    Karolinska Inst, Dept Womens & Childrens Hlth, Stockholm, Sweden;Karolinska Univ Hosp, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Niinimäki, Riitta
    Oulu Univ Hosp, Dept Children & Adolescents, Oulu, Finland;Univ Oulu, PEDEGO Res Unit, Oulu, Finland.
    Mikkel, Sirje
    Univ Tartu, Dept Hematol & Oncol, Tartu, Estonia.
    Vaitkeviciene, Goda E.
    Vilnius Univ Hosp Santaros Klin, Childrens Hosp, Vilnius, Lithuania;Vilnius Univ, Vilnius, Lithuania.
    Johannsdottir, Inga Maria
    Oslo Univ Hosp, Dept Pediat Hematol Oncol, Oslo, Norway.
    Myrberg, Ida Hed
    Karolinska Inst, Dept Womens & Childrens Hlth, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Jonsson, Olafur Gisli
    Univ Iceland, Dept Pediat, Reykjavik, Iceland.
    Als-Nielsen, Bodil
    Rigshosp, Univ Hosp, Dept Pediat & Adolescent Med, Copenhagen, Denmark;Univ Copenhagen, Fac Med, Inst Clin Med, Copenhagen, Denmark.
    Schmiegelow, Kjeld
    Rigshosp, Univ Hosp, Dept Pediat & Adolescent Med, Copenhagen, Denmark;Univ Copenhagen, Fac Med, Inst Clin Med, Copenhagen, Denmark.
    Banerjee, Joanna
    Univ Helsinki, Childrens Hosp, Dept Pediat Hematol Oncol & Stem Cell Transplanta, Helsinki, Finland;Helsinki Univ Hosp, Helsinki, Finland.
    Harila-Saari, Arja H.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Women's and Children's Health, Research group (Dept. of women´s and children´s health), Neuropediatrics/Paediatric oncology.
    Ranta, Susanna
    Karolinska Inst, Dept Womens & Childrens Hlth, Stockholm, Sweden;Karolinska Univ Hosp, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome in children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia: Clinical characteristics, risk factors, course, and outcome of disease2019In: Pediatric Blood & Cancer, ISSN 1545-5009, E-ISSN 1545-5017, Vol. 66, no 5, article id e27594Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) is a distinct entity with incompletely known predisposing factors. The aim of this study is to describe the incidence, risk factors, clinical course, and outcome of PRES in childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).

    Procedure: Patients aged 1.0 to 17.9 years diagnosed with ALL from July 2008 to December 2015 and treated according to the Nordic Society of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology (NOPHO) ALL2008 protocol were included. Patients with PRES were identified in the prospective NOPHO leukemia toxicity registry, and clinical data were collected from the medical records.

    Results: The study group included 1378 patients, of whom 52 met the criteria for PRES. The cumulative incidence of PRES at one month was 1.7% (95% CI, 1.1-2.5) and at one year 3.7% (95% CI, 2.9-4.9). Older age (hazard ratios [HR] for each one-year increase in age 1.1; 95% CI, 1.0-1.2, P = 0.001) and T-cell immunophenotype (HR, 2.9; 95% CI, 1.6-5.3, P = 0.0005) were associated with PRES. Central nervous system (CNS) involvement (odds ratios [OR] = 2.8; 95% CI, 1.2-6.5, P = 0.015) was associated with early PRES and high-risk block treatment (HR = 2.63; 95% CI, 1.1-6.4, P = 0.033) with late PRES. At follow-up of the PRES patients, seven patients had epilepsy and seven had neurocognitive difficulties.

    Conclusion: PRES is a neurotoxicity in the treatment of childhood ALL with both acute and long-term morbidity. Older age, T-cell leukemia, CNS involvement and high-risk block treatment are risk factors for PRES.

  • 26.
    Andersen, Christen L.
    et al.
    Dept Haematol, Roskilde Hosp, Roskilde, Denmark.; Dept Haematol, Copenhagen Univ Hosp, Rigshosp, Copenhagen, Denmark.
    McMullin, Mary F.
    Dept Haematol, Queens Univ Belfast, Antrim, North Ireland.
    Ejerblad, Elisabeth
    Dept Haematol, Univ Uppsala Hosp, Uppsala, Sweden.
    Zweegman, Sonja
    Dept Haematol, Vrije Univ Amsterdam Med Ctr, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
    Harrison, Claire
    Dept Haematol, Guys & St Thomas Hosp, London, England; NHS Foundation Trust, London, England.
    Fernandes, Savio
    Bareford, David
    Dept Haematol, Russells Hall Hosp, Dudley, England.
    Knapper, Steven
    Dept Haematol, Cardiff Univ, Cardiff, S Glam, UK.
    Samuelsson, Jan
    Dept Internal Med, Stockholm South Hosp, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Loefvenberg, Eva
    Haematol Ctr, Karolinska Univ Hosp, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Linder, Olle
    Andreasson, Bjorn
    Dept Haematol, NU Hosp Org, Uddevalla Hosp, Uddevalla, Sweden.
    Ahlstrand, Erik
    Örebro University Hospital.
    Jensen, Morten K.
    Dept Haematol, Herlev Hosp, Herlev, Denmark.
    Bjerrum, Ole W.
    Vestergaard, Hanne
    Dept Haematol, Odense Univ Hosp, Odense, Denmark.
    Larsen, Herdis
    Dept Internal Med, Dept Haematol, Viborg Hosp, Viborg, Denmark.
    Klausen, Tobias W.
    Mourits-Andersen, Torben
    Dept Haematol, Esbjerg Cent Hosp, Esbjerg, Denmark.
    Hasselbalch, Hans C.
    Dept Haematol, Roskilde Hosp, Roskilde, Denmark.
    A phase II study of vorinostat (MK-0683) in patients with polycythaemia vera and essential thrombocythaemia2013In: British Journal of Haematology, ISSN 0007-1048, E-ISSN 1365-2141, Vol. 162, no 4, p. 498-508Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Inhibition of histone deacetylases may be an important target in patients with myeloproliferative neoplasms. This investigator-initiated, non-randomized, open-label phase II multi-centre study included 63 patients (19 essential thrombocythaemia, 44 polycythaemia vera) from 15 centres. The primary objective was to evaluate if vorinostat was followed by a decline in clonal myeloproliferation as defined by European Leukaemia Net. Thirty patients (48%) completed the intervention period (24 weeks of therapy). An intention-to-treat response rate of 35% was identified. Pruritus was resolved [19% to 0% (P=0.06)] and the prevalence of splenomegaly was lowered from 50% to 27% (P=0.03). Sixty-five per cent of the patients experienced a decrease in JAK2 V617F allele burden (P=0.006). Thirty-three patients (52% of patients) discontinued study drug before end of intervention due to adverse events (28 patients) or lack of response (5 patients). In conclusion, vorinostat showed effectiveness by normalizing elevated leucocyte and platelet counts, resolving pruritus and significantly reducing splenomegaly. However, vorinostat was associated with significant side effects resulting in a high discontinuation rate. A lower dose of vorinostat in combination with conventional and/or novel targeted therapies may be warranted in future studies.

  • 27. Andersen, Christen Lykkegaard
    et al.
    Bjorn, Mads Emil
    McMullin, Mary Frances
    Harrison, Claire
    Samuelsson, Jan
    Ejerblad, Elisabeth
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Sciences, Haematology.
    Zweegman, Sonja
    Fernandes, Savio
    Bareford, David
    Knapper, Steven
    Lofvenberg, Eva
    Linder, Olle
    Andreasson, Bjorn
    Ahlstrand, Erik
    Jensen, Morten Krogh
    Bjerrum, Ole Weis
    Vestergaard, Hanne
    Larsen, Herdis
    Klausen, Tobias Wirenfeldt
    Mourits-Andersen, Torben
    Skov, Vibe
    Thomassen, Mads
    Kruse, Torben
    Gronbaek, Kirsten
    Hasselbalch, Hans Carl
    Circulating YKL-40 in patients with essential thrombocythemia and polycythemia vera treated with the novel histone deacetylase inhibitor vorinostat2014In: Leukemia research: a Forum for Studies on Leukemia and Normal Hemopoiesis, ISSN 0145-2126, E-ISSN 1873-5835, Vol. 38, no 7, p. 816-821Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    YKL-40 regulates vascular endothelial growth factors and induces tumor proliferation. We investigated YKL-40 before and after treatment with vorinostat in 31 polycythemia vera (PV) and 16 essential thrombocythemia (ET) patients. Baseline PV patient levels were 2 times higher than in healthy controls (P<0.0001) and 1.7 times higher than in ET (P = 0.02). A significant correlation between YKL-40 at baseline and neutrophils, CRP, LDH, JAK2V617F and platelets in PV patients was observed, as well as a significantly greater reduction of YKL-40 levels in PV patients responding to therapy. YKL-40 might be a novel marker of disease burden and progression in myeloproliferative neoplasms. (C) 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  • 28.
    Andersen, Christen Lykkegaard
    et al.
    Dept Hematol, Roskilde Univ Hosp, Roskilde, Denmark..
    Bjorn, Mads Emil
    Dept Hematol, Roskilde Univ Hosp, Roskilde, Denmark..
    McMullin, Mary Frances
    Dept Haematol, Queen Univ Belfast Antrim, Belfast, North Ireland.
    Harrison, Claire
    Dept Haematol, NHS Fdn Trust, London, England.
    Samuelsson, Jan
    Dept Internal Med, Stockholm South Hosp, Stockholm, Sweden..
    Ejerblad, Elisabeth
    Dept Hematol, Univ Uppsala Hosp, Uppsala, Sweden..
    Zweegman, Sonja
    Dept Hematol, Vrije Univ Med Ctr, Amsterdam, Netherlands..
    Fernandes, Savio
    Dept Haematol, Russells Hall Hosp, Dudley, England.
    Bareford, David
    Dept Haematol, Russells Hall Hosp, Dudley, England.
    Knapper, Steven
    Dept Haematol, Cardiff Univ, Cardiff, UK.
    Lofvenberg, Eva
    Hematol Ctr, Karolinska Univ Hosp, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Linder, Olle
    Dept Med, Div Hematol, Örebro Univ Hosp, Örebro, Sweden..
    Andreasson, Bjorn
    Dept Hematol, NU Hosp Org, Uddevalla Hosp, Uddevalla, Sweden.
    Ahlstrand, Erik
    Örebro University Hospital. Dept Med, Div Hematol, Örebro University Hospital, Örebro, Sweden.
    Jensen, Morten Krogh
    Dept Hematol, Herlev Hosp, Herlev, Denmark.
    Bjerrum, Ole Weis
    Dept Hematol, Copenhagen Univ Hosp, Rigshosp, Copenhagen, Denmark.
    Vestergaard, Hanne
    Dept Hematol, Odense Univ Hosp, Odense, Denmark.
    Larsen, Herdis
    Dept Hematol, Dept Internal Med, Viborg Hosp, Viborg, Denmark.
    Klausen, Tobias Wirenfeldt
    Dept Hematol,Herlev Hosp, Herlev, Denmark.
    Mourits-Andersen, Torben
    Dept Hematol, Esbjerg Cent Hosp, Esbjerg, Denmark.
    Skov, Vibe
    Dept Clin Genet, Odense Univ Hosp, Odense, Denmark.
    Thomassen, Mads
    Dept Clin Genet, Odense Univ Hosp, Odense, Denmark.
    Kruse, Torben
    Dept Clin Genet, Odense Univ Hosp, Odense, Denmark.
    Gronbaek, Kirsten
    Dept Hematol, Copenhagen Univ Hosp, Rigshosp, Copenhagen, Denmark.
    Hasselbalch, Hans Carl
    Dept Hematol, Roskilde Univ Hosp, Roskilde, Denmark.
    Circulating YKL-40 in patients with essential thrombocythemia and polycythemia vera treated with the novel histone deacetylase inhibitor vorinostat2014In: Leukemia research: a Forum for Studies on Leukemia and Normal Hemopoiesis, ISSN 0145-2126, E-ISSN 1873-5835, Vol. 38, no 7, p. 816-821Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    YKL-40 regulates vascular endothelial growth factors and induces tumor proliferation. We investigated YKL-40 before and after treatment with vorinostat in 31 polycythemia vera (PV) and 16 essential thrombocythemia (ET) patients. Baseline PV patient levels were 2 times higher than in healthy controls (P<0.0001) and 1.7 times higher than in ET (P = 0.02). A significant correlation between YKL-40 at baseline and neutrophils, CRP, LDH, JAK2V617F and platelets in PV patients was observed, as well as a significantly greater reduction of YKL-40 levels in PV patients responding to therapy. YKL-40 might be a novel marker of disease burden and progression in myeloproliferative neoplasms.

  • 29. Andersen, Mette K.
    et al.
    Autio, Kirsi
    Barbany, Gisela
    Borgstroem, Georg
    Cavelier, Lucia
    Golovleva, Irina
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Biosciences.
    Heim, Sverre
    Heinonen, Kristina
    Hovland, Randi
    Johannsson, Johann H.
    Johansson, Bertil
    Kjeldsen, Eigil
    Nordgren, Ann
    Palmqvist, Lars
    Forestier, Erik
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Biosciences.
    Paediatric B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukaemia with t(1;19)(q23;p13): clinical and cytogenetic characteristics of 47 cases from the Nordic countries treated according to NOPHO protocols2011In: British Journal of Haematology, ISSN 0007-1048, E-ISSN 1365-2141, Vol. 155, no 2, p. 235-243Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The translocation t(1;19)(q23;p13)/der(19) t(1;19) is a risk stratifying aberration in childhood B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (BCP ALL) in the Nordic countries. We have identified 47 children/adolescents with t(1;19)/der(19) t(1;19)-positive BCP ALL treated on two successive Nordic Society of Paediatric Haematology and Oncology (NOPHO) protocols between 1992 and 2007 and have reviewed the clinical and cytogenetic characteristics of these cases, comprising 1.8% of all cases. The translocation was balanced in 15 cases (32%) and unbalanced in 29 cases (62%). The most common additional chromosome abnormalities were del(9p), i(9q), del(6q), and del(13q). The median age was 7 years, the median white blood cell (WBC) count was 16 x 10(9)/l, and the female/male ratio was 1.2. The predicted event-free survival (EFS) at 5 and 10 years was 0.79, whereas the predicted overall survival (OS) at 5 and 10 years was 0.85 and 0.82, respectively. Nine patients had a bone marrow relapse after a median of 23 months; no patient had a central nervous system relapse. Additional cytogenetic abnormalities, age, gender, WBC count or whether the t(1;19) was balanced or unbalanced did not influence EFS or OS. Compared to cases with t(12,21) and high hyperdiploidy, EFS was similar, but overall survival was worse in patients with t(1;19)/der(19) t(1;19) (P = 0.004).

  • 30.
    Anderzen-Carlsson, Agneta
    et al.
    Örebro University, School of Health Sciences. Örebro University Hospital.
    Leibring, I.
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Health- Science and Technology- Department of Health Sciences- Nursing, Karlstad, Sweden.
    Fear and Coping During Treatment for Acute Lymphatic Leukemia - from the Perspective of Children 5-9 Years Old2018In: Pediatric Blood & Cancer, ISSN 1545-5009, E-ISSN 1545-5017, Vol. 65, no Suppl.2, p. S598-S598Article in journal (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Background/Objectives: The concept of fear can be defined as ”an unpleasant often strong emotion caused by expectation of danger”. It is reasonable to believe that fear and coping of fear, can vary during the course of treatment for ALL. The aim of the present study was to describe a longitudinal perspective on fear related to having ALL, based on children's perspective, as well as to describe the strategies these children use when experiencing fear.

    Design/Methods: The study has a longitudinal descriptive qualitative design. Three girls and 10 boys, initially aged 5-9 were interviewed once to three times during their treatment period (approximately two months after the diagnosis, after one year and at the end of the 2.5-year long treatment). In total, 35 interviews were conducted. Data were analyzed using a matrix-based qualitative analysis method.

    Results: The children described fear of being subjected to needles and related to having a feeding tube, removing adhesive tape and taking tablets, as well as fear related to the bodily changes caused by the ALL. Existential fears were most frequently mentioned at the end of treatment. The children wanted to participate i n their care. They used cognitive strategies, such as ”thinking the right way” and emotional strategies, such as crying out loud and kicking. The fears changed over time, but the fear of being subjected to needles remained for half of the children, but was less intense at the end of treatment. The strategies developed, and became more sophisticated over the treatment period.

    Conclusions: The fear changed throughout the course of treatment, and so did the strategies used. It is reasonable to believe that the need for support also vary, which i s a topic for future research.

  • 31.
    Andreasson, A.
    et al.
    Karolinska Inst Huddinge, Stockholm, Sweden..
    Uttervall, K.
    Karolinska Inst, Stockholm, Sweden..
    Liwing, J.
    Janssen AB, Sollentuna, Sweden..
    Alici, E.
    Karolinska Inst, Stockholm, Sweden..
    Näsman, Per
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE).
    Aschan, J.
    Janssen AB, Sollentuna, Sweden..
    Nahi, H.
    Karolinska Inst, Stockholm, Sweden..
    Bortezomib, response and retreatment in 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th line of treatment in patients with multiple myeloma2012In: Haematologica, ISSN 0390-6078, E-ISSN 1592-8721, Vol. 97, p. 610-610Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 32.
    Angenendt, Linus
    et al.
    Univ Hosp Munster, Munster, Germany.
    Röllig, Christoph
    Tech Univ Dresden, Univ Hosp, Dresden, Germany.
    Montesinos, Pau
    Hosp Univ & Politec La Fe, Valencia, Spain;Ctr Invest Biomed Red Canc, Madrid, Spain.
    Martinez-Cuadron, David
    Hosp Univ & Politec La Fe, Valencia, Spain;Ctr Invest Biomed Red Canc, Madrid, Spain.
    Barragan, Eva
    Hosp Univ & Politec La Fe, Valencia, Spain;Ctr Invest Biomed Red Canc, Madrid, Spain.
    Garcia, Raimundo
    Gen Hosp Castellon, Castellon de La Plana, Spain.
    Botella, Carmen
    Hosp Gen Alicante, Alicante, Spain.
    Martinez, Pilar
    Hosp 12 Octubre, Madrid, Spain.
    Ravandi, Farhad
    Univ Texas MD Anderson Canc Ctr, Houston, TX 77030 USA.
    Kadia, Tapan
    Univ Texas MD Anderson Canc Ctr, Houston, TX 77030 USA.
    Kantarjian, Hagop M.
    Univ Texas MD Anderson Canc Ctr, Houston, TX 77030 USA.
    Cortes, Jorge
    Univ Texas MD Anderson Canc Ctr, Houston, TX 77030 USA.
    Juliusson, Gunnar
    Lund Univ, Lund, Sweden.
    Lazarevic, Vladimir
    Lund Univ, Lund, Sweden.
    Höglund, Martin
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Sciences, Haematology.
    Lehmann, Sören
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Sciences, Haematology.
    Recher, Christian
    CHU Toulouse, Toulouse, France.
    Pigneux, Arnaud
    CHU Bordeaux, Hop Haut Leveque, Bordeaux, France.
    Bertoli, Sarah
    CHU Toulouse, Toulouse, France.
    Dumas, Pierre-Yves
    CHU Bordeaux, Hop Haut Leveque, Bordeaux, France.
    Dombret, Herve
    Paris Diderot Univ, Paris, France.
    Preudhomme, Claude
    Inst Natl Sante & Rech Med Lille, Lille, France.
    Micol, Jean-Baptiste
    Paris Saclay Univ, Gustave Roussy, Villejuif, France.
    Terre, Christine
    Ctr Transfus Sanguine, Le Chesnay, France.
    Racil, Zdenek
    Masaryk Univ, Univ Hosp Brno, Brno, Czech Republic.
    Novak, Jan
    Charles Univ Prague, Univ Hosp Kralovske Vinohrady, Fac Med 3, Prague, Czech Republic.
    Zak, Pavel
    Charles Univ Prague, Univ Hosp Hradec Kralove, Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic.
    Wei, Andrew H.
    Monash Univ, Alfred Hosp, Melbourne, Vic, Australia.
    Tiong, Ing S.
    Monash Univ, Alfred Hosp, Melbourne, Vic, Australia.
    Wall, Meaghan
    St Vincents Hosp, Melbourne, Vic, Australia.
    Estey, Elihu
    Univ Washington, Fred Hutchinson Canc Res Ctr, Seattle, WA 98195 USA.
    Shaw, Carole
    Univ Washington, Fred Hutchinson Canc Res Ctr, Seattle, WA 98195 USA.
    Exeler, Rita
    Univ Munster, Munster, Germany.
    Wagenführ, Lisa
    Tech Univ Dresden, Univ Hosp, Dresden, Germany.
    Stölzel, Friedrich
    Tech Univ Dresden, Univ Hosp, Dresden, Germany.
    Thiede, Christian
    Tech Univ Dresden, Univ Hosp, Dresden, Germany.
    Stelljes, Matthias
    Univ Hosp Munster, Munster, Germany.
    Lenz, Georg
    Univ Hosp Munster, Munster, Germany.
    Mikesch, Jan-Henrik
    Univ Hosp Munster, Munster, Germany.
    Serve, Hubert
    Univ Hosp Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany.
    Ehninger, Gerhard
    Tech Univ Dresden, Univ Hosp, Dresden, Germany.
    Berdel, Wolfgang E.
    Univ Hosp Munster, Munster, Germany.
    Kramer, Michael
    Tech Univ Dresden, Univ Hosp, Dresden, Germany.
    Krug, Utz
    Klinikum Leverkusen, Leverkusen, Germany.
    Schliemann, Christoph
    Univ Hosp Munster, Munster, Germany.
    Chromosomal Abnormalities and Prognosis in NPM1-Mutated Acute Myeloid Leukemia: A Pooled Analysis of Individual Patient Data From Nine International Cohorts2019In: Journal of Clinical Oncology, ISSN 0732-183X, E-ISSN 1527-7755, Vol. 37, no 29, p. 2632-2642Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    PURPOSE: Nucleophosmin 1 (NPM1) mutations are associated with a favorable prognosis in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) when an internal tandem duplication (ITD) in the fms-related tyrosine kinase 3 gene (FLT3) is absent (FLT3-ITDneg) or present with a low allelic ratio (FLT3-ITDlow). The 2017 European LeukemiaNet guidelines assume this is true regardless of accompanying cytogenetic abnormalities. We investigated the validity of this assumption.

    METHODS: We analyzed associations between karyotype and outcome in intensively treated patients with NPM1(mut)/FLT3-ITDneg/low AML who were prospectively enrolled in registry databases from nine international study groups or treatment centers.

    RESULTS: Among 2,426 patients with NPM1(mut)/FLT3-ITDneg/low AML, 2,000 (82.4%) had a normal and 426 (17.6%) had an abnormal karyotype, including 329 patients (13.6%) with intermediate and 83 patients (3.4%) with adverse-risk chromosomal abnormalities. In patients with NPM1(mut)/FLT3-ITDneg/low AML, adverse cytogenetics were associated with lower complete remission rates (87.7%, 86.0%, and 66.3% for normal, aberrant intermediate, and adverse karyotype, respectively; P < .001), inferior 5-year overall (52.4%, 44.8%, 19.5%, respectively; P < .001) and event-free survival (40.6%, 36.0%, 18.1%, respectively; P < .001), and a higher 5-year cumulative incidence of relapse (43.6%, 44.2%, 51.9%, respectively; P = .0012). These associations remained in multivariable mixed-effects regression analyses adjusted for known clinicopathologic risk factors (P < .001 for all end points). In patients with adverse-risk chromosomal aberrations, we found no significant influence of the NPM1 mutational status on outcome.

    CONCLUSION: Karyotype abnormalities are significantly associated with outcome in NPM1(mut)/FLT3-ITDneg/low AML. When adverse-risk cytogenetics are present, patients with NPM1(mut) share the same unfavorable prognosis as patients with NPM1 wild type and should be classified and treated accordingly. Thus, cytogenetic risk predominates over molecular risk in NPM1(mut)/FLT3-ITDneg/low AML.

  • 33.
    Apollonio, Benedetta
    et al.
    Kings Coll London, Dept Haematooncol, London WC2R 2LS, England..
    Nicholas, Nicole S.
    Kings Coll London, Dept Haematooncol, London WC2R 2LS, England..
    Sutton, Lesley-Ann
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology, Experimental and Clinical Oncology.
    Salisbury, Jon
    Kings Coll Hosp London, London, England..
    Patten, Piers E.
    Kings Coll Hosp London, Haematol, London, England..
    Kassam, Shireen
    Kings Coll Hosp London, London, England..
    Devereux, Stephen
    Kings Coll Hosp London, Haematol, London, England..
    Amini, Rose Marie
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology.
    Rosenquist, Richard
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology, Experimental and Clinical Oncology.
    Ramsay, Alan G.
    Kings Coll London, Dept Haematooncol, London WC2R 2LS, England..
    Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma (DLBCL) Tumor Cells Reprogram Lymphatic Fibroblasts into Cancer-Associated Fibroblasts (CAFs) That Contribute to Tumor Microenvironment (TME)-Driven Immune Privilege2015In: Blood, ISSN 0006-4971, E-ISSN 1528-0020, Vol. 126, no 23Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 34. Ar, Muhlis Cem
    et al.
    Vaide, Ines
    Berntorp, Erik
    Björkman, Sven
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutical Biosciences.
    Methods for individualising factor VIII dosing in prophylaxis2014In: European Journal of Haematology, ISSN 0902-4441, E-ISSN 1600-0609, Vol. 93, p. 16-20Article, review/survey (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Haemophilia A is a sex-linked disorder characterised chiefly by recurrent, spontaneous joint and muscle bleedings resulting from deficiency of factor VIII (FVIII). Recurrent joint bleeds result in haemophilic arthropathy. Unless treated with factor replacement therapy, many patients with severe haemophilia become disabled. The first clinical evidence favouring prophylaxis originated from the studies in Sweden and the Netherlands in the 1960s. Later on, it was shown that prophylaxis could prevent arthropathy, if started early in life, or slow its progression in adults with established arthropathy. The optimal dosing of FVIII in long-term prophylaxis has still not been determined, and there is growing evidence that the dose and frequency of FVIII should be individualised. We conducted a systematic search of PubMed to identify all relevant articles on FVIII prophylaxis in severe haemophilia A. We focused on articles with detailed information about individualisation of prophylaxis. Long-term prophylaxis in haemophilia was introduced in Sweden in the late 1950s. However, standard prophylactic regimens may not be appropriate for all patients with severe haemophilia. Factors such as age, joint status, co-morbidities and differences in pharmacokinetics lead to interindividual variation in factor requirement. Dose tailoring of FVIII by clinical outcome was first described in 1994. Since then, several dose-finding studies questioned the necessity to maintain preinfusion levels of FVIII above 1%. Individualising prophylaxis by dose tailoring is now recommended. Each country should adopt policies for individualising prophylaxis in patients with severe haemophilia. This would lead to a better distribution of the available source of factor concentrates.

  • 35.
    Arinell, Karin
    et al.
    Örebro University, School of Medical Sciences. Department of Cardiology, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, Örebro University, Örebro, Sweden; Acute Internal Medicine, Centralsjukhuset, Karlstad, Sweden.
    Blanc, Stéphane
    CNRS UMR 7178, Institut Pluridisciplinaire Hubert Curien, Université de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France.
    Welinder, Karen Gjesing
    Department of Chemistry and Bioscience, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark.
    Støen, Ole Gunnar
    Norwegian Institute for Nature Research, Trondheim, Norway.
    Evans, Alina L.
    Department of Forestry and Wildlife Management, Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences, Koppang, Norway.
    Fröbert, Ole
    Örebro University, School of Medical Sciences. Department of Cardiology, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, Örebro University, Örebro, Sweden.
    Physical inactivity and platelet function in humans and brown bears: A comparative study2018In: Platelets, ISSN 0953-7104, E-ISSN 1369-1635, Vol. 29, no 1, p. 87-90Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Physical inactivity increases the risk of thromboembolism. However, good standardized human models on inactivity are in short supply and experimental models are few.

    Our objective was to investigate how standardized bed rest affects platelet aggregation in humans and to investigate if aggregation is altered in a translational model system - the hibernating brown bear (Ursus arctos). We collected blood from (1) healthy male volunteers participating in a 21-day bed rest study in head-down tilt position (-6°) 24 h a day; (2) free-ranging brown bears captured during winter hibernation and again during active state in summer. We analyzed platelet function using multiple electrode platelet aggregometry. In total, 9 healthy male volunteers (age 31.0 ± 6.4 years) and 13 brown bears (7 females and 6 males, age 2.8 ± 0.6 years) were included. In hibernating bears adenosine diphosphate, arachidonic acid, thrombin receptor activating peptide, and collagen impedance aggregometry tests were all halved compared to summer active state. In human volunteers no statistically significant changes were found between baseline and the end of bed rest. In human male volunteers 3 weeks of bed rest did not affect platelet function. In hibernating brown bears platelet aggregation was halved compared to summer and we hypothesize that this is a protective measure to avoid formation of thrombi under periods of low blood flow.

  • 36.
    Arinell, Karin
    et al.
    Dept Cardiol, Örebro Univ Hosp, Örebro, Sweden.
    Fröbert, Ole
    Örebro University Hospital. Dept Cardiol.
    Blanc, Stephane
    Dept Ecol Physiol & Ethol, Dept Ecol, Inst Pluridisciplinaire Hubert Curien, Strasbourg, France.
    Larsson, Anders
    Dept Clin Chem, Uppsala Univ, Uppsala, Sweden.
    Christensen, Kjeld
    Örebro University Hospital. Dept Cardiol.
    Downregulation of platelet activation markers during long-term immobilization2013In: Platelets, ISSN 0953-7104, E-ISSN 1369-1635, Vol. 24, no 5, p. 369-374Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Immobilization and sedentary lifestyle are risk factors for venous thromboembolism and cardiovascular disease, yet little is known about platelet function during long-term physical inactivity. Our aim was to investigate platelet activation markers and their coupling to standardized immobilization: platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF-BB) and P-selectin. We studied 15 healthy females participating in the Women International Space simulation for Exploration study. Following a 20-day ambulatory control period, the subjects underwent 60 days of bed rest in head-down tilt position (-6 degrees) 24 hours a day, finalized by 20 days of recovery. The subjects were randomized into two groups during bed rest: a control group (n = 8) that remained physically inactive and an exercise group (n = 7) that participated in both supine resistance and aerobic exercise training. Blood samples for the analysis of platelet activation markers were collected at baseline (5 days before bed rest), after 44 days of bed rest and 8 days into the recovery period. Compared to baseline, the levels of P-selectin and PDGF-BB decreased after bed rest (by 55%, p = 0.01 and 73%, p < 0.03, respectively) and remained decreased in the recovery period (by 76%, p < 0.001 and 78%, p < 0.02, respectively, compared to baseline). Platelet count (baseline value for the exercise group 260 000/mu l +/- 34 000 and baseline value for the control group 210 000/mu l +/- 30 000) did not change during the bed rest study (two-way repeated measurements ANOVA, p = ns). There were no statistical differences between the physically inactive and the exercise group. During long-term immobilization, a known risk factor for thrombosis, the levels of P-selectin and PDGF-BB decreased. Our findings indicate downregulation of platelet activation during immobilization.

  • 37.
    Armand, Marine
    et al.
    Hop La Pitie Salpetriere, Dept Hematol, Paris, France.;Univ Paris 06, Paris, France..
    Boudjoghra, Myriam
    Hop La Pitie Salpetriere, Dept Hematol, Paris, France.;Univ Paris 06, Paris, France..
    Xochelli, Aliki
    CERTH, Inst Appl Biosci, Thessaloniki, Greece..
    Canioni, Danielle
    Univ Paris 05, Hop Necker, AP HP, Dept Pathol, Paris, France..
    Tavernier, Magali Le Garff
    Hop La Pitie Salpetriere, Dept Hematol, Paris, France.;Univ Paris 06, Paris, France..
    Colombo, Monica
    Azienda Osped Univ AOU San Martino IST, IRCCS, Direz Sci, Genoa, Italy..
    Rabiega, Pascaline
    Univ Paris 06, INSERM, UMR S1136, Inst Pierre Louis Epidemiol & Sante Publ, Paris, France..
    Molina, Thierry
    Univ Paris 05, Hop Necker, AP HP, Dept Pathol, Paris, France..
    Charlotte, Frederic
    Univ Paris 06, Paris, France.;Hop La Pitie Salpetriere, Dept Pathol, Paris, France..
    Michot, Jean-Marie
    Inst Gustave Roussy, Dept Hematol & Drug Developmen, Villejuif, France..
    Lesty, Claude
    Hop La Pitie Salpetriere, Dept Hematol, Paris, France.;Univ Paris 06, Paris, France..
    Carrat, Fabrice
    Univ Paris 06, INSERM, UMR S1136, Inst Pierre Louis Epidemiol & Sante Publ, Paris, France..
    Ferrarini, Manlio
    Azienda Osped Univ AOU San Martino IST, IRCCS, Direz Sci, Genoa, Italy..
    Stamatopoulos, Kostas
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology, Experimental and Clinical Oncology. CERTH, Inst Appl Biosci, Thessaloniki, Greece..
    Besson, Caroline
    Hop Bicetre, Dept Internal Med & Clin Immunol Biol Immunol & H, Le Kremlin Bicetre, France.;Univ Paris Sud, F-94275 Le Kremlin Bicetre, France..
    Hermine, Olivier
    Hop Necker Enfants Malad, Dept Adult Hematol, Paris, France.;Paris Descartes Univ, Paris, France..
    Davi, Frederic
    Hop La Pitie Salpetriere, Dept Hematol, Paris, France.;Univ Paris 06, Paris, France..
    Auto-Immune Origin of B Cells from HCV-Associated Lymphoma2015In: Blood, ISSN 0006-4971, E-ISSN 1528-0020, Vol. 126, no 23Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 38. Arnlov, Johan
    et al.
    Ruge, Toralph
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical and Perioperative Sciences, Surgery.
    Ingelsson, Erik
    Larsson, Anders
    Sundström, Johan
    Lind, Lars
    Serum Endostatin and Risk of Mortality in the Elderly Findings From 2 Community-Based Cohorts2013In: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology, ISSN 1079-5642, E-ISSN 1524-4636, Vol. 33, no 11, p. 2689-2695Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Objective Experimental data imply that endostatin, a proteolytically cleaved fragment of collagen XVIII, could be involved in the development of cardiovascular disease and cancer. Prospective data concerning the relation between circulating endostatin and mortality are lacking. Accordingly, we aimed to study associations between circulating endostatin and mortality risk. Approach and Results Serum endostatin was analyzed in 2 community-based cohorts: the Prospective Investigation of the Vasculature in Uppsala Seniors (PIVUS; women 50%, n=931; mean age, 70 years; median follow-up, 7.9 years) and the Uppsala Longitudinal Study of Adult Men (ULSAM; n=748; mean age, 77 years; median follow-up, 9.7 years). During follow-up, 90 participants died in PIVUS (1.28/100 person-years at risk), and 417 participants died in ULSAM (6.7/100 person-years at risk). In multivariable Cox regression models adjusted for age and established cardiovascular risk factors, 1 SD higher ln(serum endostatin level) was associated with a hazard ratio of mortality of 1.39 and 95% confidence interval, 1.26 to 1.53, on average in both cohorts. In the ULSAM cohort, serum endostatin was also associated with cardiovascular mortality (177 deaths; hazard ratio per SD of ln[endostatin] 1.45, 95% confidence interval [1.25-1.71]) and cancer mortality (115 deaths; hazard ratio per SD of ln[endostatin] 1.35, 95% confidence interval [1.10-1.66]). Conclusions High serum endostatin was associated with increased mortality risk in 2 independent community-based cohorts of the elderly. Our observational data support the importance of extracellular matrix remodeling in the underlying pathophysiology of cardiovascular disease and cancer.

  • 39.
    Arnold, Staci D.
    et al.
    Emory Univ Hosp, 1364 Clifton Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30322 USA..
    Brazauskas, Ruta
    Med Coll Wisconsin, Dept Med, CIBMTR, Milwaukee, WI 53226 USA.;Med Coll Wisconsin, Inst Hlth & Soc, Div Biostat, Milwaukee, WI 53226 USA..
    He, Naya
    Med Coll Wisconsin, Dept Med, CIBMTR, Milwaukee, WI 53226 USA..
    Li, Yimei
    Univ Penn, Philadelphia, PA 19104 USA..
    Aplenc, Richard
    Univ Penn, Philadelphia, PA 19104 USA..
    Jin, Zhezhen
    Columbia Univ, Mailman Sch Publ Hlth, Dept Biostat, New York, NY USA..
    Hall, Matt
    Columbia Univ, Med Ctr, Dept Pediat, Div Pediat Hematol Oncol & Stem Cell Transplantat, New York, NY USA..
    Atsuta, Yoshiko
    Japanese Data Ctr Hematopoiet Cell Transplantat, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan.;Nagoya Univ, Grad Sch Med, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan..
    Dalal, Jignesh
    Rainbow Babies & Childrens Hosp, 2101 Adelbert Rd, Cleveland, OH 44106 USA..
    Hahn, Theresa
    Roswell Pk Canc Inst, Dept Med, Buffalo, NY 14263 USA..
    Khera, Nandita
    Mayo Clin, Dept Hematol Oncol, Phoenix, AZ USA..
    Bonfim, Carmem
    Univ Fed Parana, Hosp Clin, Curitiba, Parana, Brazil..
    Majhail, Navneet S.
    Cleveland Clin, Taussig Canc Inst, Blood & Marrow Transplant Program, Cleveland, OH 44106 USA..
    Diaz, Miguel Angel
    Hosp Infantil Univ Nino Jesus, Dept Hematol Oncol, Madrid, Spain..
    Freytes, Cesar O.
    Texas Transplant Inst, San Antonio, TX USA..
    Wood, William A.
    Univ N Carolina, Dept Med, Div Hematol Oncol, Chapel Hill, NC USA..
    Savani, Bipin N.
    Vanderbilt Univ, Med Ctr, Dept Med, Div Hematol Oncol, Nashville, TN USA..
    Kamble, Rammurti T.
    Baylor Coll Med, Ctr Cell & Gene Therapy, Div Hematol & Oncol, Houston, TX 77030 USA..
    Parsons, Susan
    Tufts Med Ctr, Boston, MA USA..
    Ahmed, Ibrahim
    Rainbow Babies & Childrens Hosp, 2101 Adelbert Rd, Cleveland, OH 44106 USA..
    Sullivan, Keith
    Duke Univ, Med Ctr, Durham, NC USA..
    Beattie, Sara
    Univ Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada..
    Dandoy, Christopher
    Cincinnati Childrens Hosp Med Ctr, Cincinnati, OH 45229 USA..
    Munker, Reinhold
    Louisiana State Univ Hlth Shreveport, Dept Internal Med, Sect Hematol Oncol, Shreveport, LA USA..
    Marino, Susana
    Univ Chicago Hosp, Chicago, IL 60637 USA..
    Bitan, Menachem
    Tel Aviv Sourasky Med Ctr, Dept Pediat Hematol Oncol, Tel Aviv, Israel..
    Abdel-Azim, Hisham
    Univ Southern Calif, Keck Sch Med, Childrens Hosp Los Angeles, Div Hematol Oncol & Blood & Marrow Transplantat, Los Angeles, CA 90033 USA..
    Aljurf, Mahmoud
    King Faisal Specialist Hosp Ctr & Res, Dept Oncol, Riydah, Saudi Arabia..
    Olsson, Richard F.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, centrumbildningar mm, Centrum för klinisk forskning i Sörmland (CKFD). Karolinska Inst, Dept Lab Med, Div Therapeut Immunol, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Joshi, Sarita
    Nationwide Childrens Hosp, Pediat Hematol Oncol & BMT, Columbus, OH USA.;Ohio State Univ Wexner, Columbus, OH USA..
    Buchbinder, Dave
    Childrens Hosp Orange Cty, Div Pediat Hematol, Orange, CA 92668 USA..
    Eckrich, Michael J.
    Levine Childrens Hosp, Charlotte, NC USA..
    Hashmi, Shahrukh
    Mayo Clin, Dept Internal Med, Minneapolis, MN USA..
    Lazarus, Hillard
    Univ Hosp Case Med Ctr, Seidman Canc Ctr, Cleveland, OH USA..
    Marks, David I.
    Univ Hosp Bristol NHS Trust, Adult Bone Marrow Transplant, Bristol, Avon, England..
    Steinberg, Amir
    Mt Saini Hosp, Dept Hematol Oncol, New York, NY USA..
    Saad, Ayman
    Univ Alabama Birmingham, Dept Med, Div Hematol Oncol, Birmingham, AL USA..
    Gergis, Usama
    New York Presbyterian Hosp, Weill Cornell Med Coll, Dept Med Oncol, Hematol Malignancies & Bone Marrow Transplant, New York, NY USA..
    Krishnamurti, Lakshmanan
    Emory Univ Hosp, 1364 Clifton Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30322 USA..
    Abraham, Allistair
    Childrens Natl Med Ctr, Ctr Canc & Blood Disorders, Div Blood & Marrow Transplantat, Washington, DC 20010 USA..
    Rangarajan, Hemalatha G.
    Nationwide Childrens Hosp, Pediat Hematol Oncol & BMT, Columbus, OH USA.;Ohio State Univ Wexner, Columbus, OH USA..
    Walters, Mark
    Childrens Hosp & Res Ctr Oakland, Oakland, NY USA..
    Lipscomb, Joseph
    Emory Univ, Winship Canc Inst, Rollins Sch Publ Hlth, Hlth Policy & Management, Atlanta, GA 30322 USA..
    Saber, Wael
    Med Coll Wisconsin, Dept Med, CIBMTR, Milwaukee, WI 53226 USA..
    Satwani, Prakash
    Columbia Univ, Med Ctr, Dept Pediat, Div Pediat Hematol Oncol & Stem Cell Transplantat, New York, NY USA..
    Clinical risks and healthcare utilization of hematopoietic cell transplantation for sickle cell disease in the USA using merged databases2017In: Haematologica, ISSN 0390-6078, E-ISSN 1592-8721, Vol. 102, no 11, p. 1823-1832Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Advances in allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation for sickle cell disease have improved outcomes, but there is limited analysis of healthcare utilization in this setting. We hypothesized that, compared to late transplantation, early transplantation (at age < 10 years) improves outcomes and decreases healthcare utilization. We performed a retrospective study of children transplanted for sickle cell disease in the USA during 2000-2013 using two large databases. Univariate and Cox models were used to estimate associations of demographics, sickle cell disease severity, and transplant-related variables with mortality and chronic graft-versus-host disease, while Wilcoxon, Kruskal-Wallis, or linear trend tests were applied for the estimates of healthcare utilization. Among 161 patients with a 2-year overall survival rate of 90% (95% confidence interval [CI] 85-95%) mortality was significantly higher in those who underwent late transplantation versus early (hazard ratio (HR) 21, 95% CI 2.8-160.8, P=0.003) and unrelated compared to matched sibling donor transplantation (HR 5.9, 95% CI 1.7-20.2, P=0.005). Chronic graftversus host disease was significantly more frequent among those translanted late (HR 1.9, 95% CI 1.0-3.5, P=0.034) and those who received an unrelated graft (HR 2.5, 95% CI 1.2-5.4; P=0.017). Merged data for 176 patients showed that the median total adjusted transplant cost per patient was $467,747 (range: $344,029-$ 799,219). Healthcare utilization was lower among recipients of matched sibling donor grafts and those with low severity disease compared to those with other types of donor and disease severity types (P<0.001 and P=0.022, respectively); no association was demonstrated with late transplantation (P=0.775). Among patients with 2-year pre-and post-transplant data (n=41), early transplantation was associated with significant reductions in admissions (P<0.001), length of stay (P<0.001), and cost (P=0.008). Early transplant outcomes need to be studied prospectively in young children without severe disease and an available matched sibling to provide conclusive evidence for the superiority of this approach. Reduced post-transplant healthcare utilization inpatient care indicates that transplantation may provide a sustained decrease in healthcare costs over time.

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  • 40.
    Arruda, Lucas C. M.
    et al.
    Karolinska Inst, Dept Clin Sci Intervent & Technol, Stockholm, Sweden..
    Gaballa, Ahmed
    Karolinska Inst, Dept Clin Sci Intervent & Technol, Stockholm, Sweden..
    Uhlin, Michael
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Applied Physics. KTH, Centres, Science for Life Laboratory, SciLifeLab. Karolinska Inst, Dept Clin Sci Intervent & Technol, Stockholm, Sweden.;Karolinska Univ Hosp, Dept Immunol & Transfus Med, Stockholm, Sweden..
    Impact of gamma delta T cells on clinical outcome of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation: systematic review and meta-analysis2019In: Blood Advances, ISSN 2473-9529, Vol. 3, no 21, p. 3436-3448Article, review/survey (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) using alpha beta T-/B-cell-depleted grafts recently emerged as a transplant strategy and highlighted the potential role of gamma delta T cells on HSCT outcomes. Our aim was to scrutinize available evidence of gamma delta T-cell impact on relapse, infections, survival, and acute graft-versus-host disease (aGVHD). We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of studies assessing gamma delta T cells in HSCT. We searched PubMed, Web of Science, Scopus, and conference abstracts from inception to March 2019 for relevant studies. We included all studies that assessed gamma delta T cells associated with HSCT. Data were extracted independently by 2 investigators based on strict selection criteria. A random-effects model was used to pool outcomes across studies. Primary outcome was disease relapse. We also assessed infections, survival, and aGVHD incidence. The review was registered with PROSPERO (CRD42019133344). Our search returned 2412 studies, of which 11 (919 patients) were eligible for meta-analysis. Median follow-up was 30 months (interquartile range, 22-32). High gamma delta T-cell values after HSCT were associated with less disease relapse (risk ratio [RR], 0.58; 95% confidence interval [95% CI], 0.40-0.84; P = .004; I-2 = 0%), fewer viral infections (RR, 0.59; 95% CI, 0.43-0.82; P < .002; I-2 = 0%) and higher overall (HR, 0.28; 95% CI, 0.18-0.44; P < .00001; I-2 = 0%) and disease-free survivals (HR 0.29; 95% CI, 0.18-0.48; P < .00001; I-2 = 0%). We found no association between high gd T-cell values and aGVHD incidence (RR, 0.72; 95% CI, 0.41-1.27; P = .26; I-2 = 0%). In conclusion, high gd T cells after HSCT is associated with a favorable clinical outcome but not with aGVHD development, suggesting that gd T cells have a significant effect on the success of HSCT. This study was registered with PROSPERO as #CRD42019133344.

  • 41. Axelman, Elena
    et al.
    Henig, Israel
    Crispel, Yonatan
    Attias, Judith
    Li, Jin-Ping
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Microbiology.
    Brenner, Benjamin
    Vlodavsky, Israel
    Nadir, Yona
    Novel peptides that inhibit heparanase activation of the coagulation system2014In: Thrombosis and Haemostasis, ISSN 0340-6245, Vol. 112, no 3, p. 466-477Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Heparanase is implicated in cell invasion, tumour metastasis and angiogenesis. It forms a complex and enhances the activity of the blood coagulation initiator tissue factor (IF). We describe new peptides derived from the solvent accessible surface of TF pathway inhibitor 2 (TFPI-2) that inhibit the heparanase procoagulant activity. Peptides were evaluated in vitro by measuring activated coagulation factor X levels and co-immunoprecipitation. Heparanase protein and/or lipopolysaccharide (LPS) were injected intra-peritoneally and inhibitory peptides were injected subcutaneously in mouse models. Plasma was analysed by ELISA for thrombin-antithrombin complex (TAT), D-dimer as markers of coagulation activation, and interleukin 6 as marker of sepsis severity. Peptides 5, 6, 7, 21 and 22, at the length of 11-14 amino acids, inhibited heparanase procoagulant activity but did not affect IF activity. Injection of newly identified peptides 5, 6 and 7 significantly decreased or abolished TAT plasma levels when heparanase or LPS were pre-injected, and inhibited clot formation in an inferior vena cava thrombosis model. To conclude, the solvent accessible surface of TFPI-2 first Kunitz domain is involved in TF/heparanase complex inhibition. The newly identified peptides potentially attenuate activation of the coagulation system induced by heparanase or LPS without predisposing to significant bleeding tendency.

  • 42.
    Axelson, Hans W
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neuroscience, Clinical Neurophysiology.
    Öberg, Gunnar
    Askmark, Håkan
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neuroscience, Neurology.
    Successful repeated treatment with high dose cyclophosphamide and autologous blood stem cell transplantation in CIDP2009In: BMJ case reports, ISSN 1757-790XArticle in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP) is characterised by the occurrence of symmetrical weakness and sensory impairment in arms and legs. The course is relapsing or chronic and progressing. CIDP is considered to be an autoimmune disease, which is supported by the beneficial response to immunomodulating therapies in most patients. We report on a patient with CIDP who has been in remission for more than 3 years after treatment with high dose cyclophosphamide and autologous blood stem cell transplantation in CIDP on two occasions.

  • 43.
    Ayas, Mouhab
    et al.
    King Faisal Specialist Hosp & Res Ctr, Dept Pediat Hematol Oncol, Riyadh 11211, Saudi Arabia..
    Eapen, Mary
    Med Coll Wisconsin, Dept Med, Ctr Int Blood & Marrow Transplant Res, Milwaukee, WI 53226 USA..
    Le-Rademacher, Jennifer
    Med Coll Wisconsin, Dept Med, Ctr Int Blood & Marrow Transplant Res, Milwaukee, WI 53226 USA.;Med Coll Wisconsin, Div Biostat, Inst Hlth & Soc, Milwaukee, WI 53226 USA..
    Carreras, Jeanette
    Med Coll Wisconsin, Dept Med, Ctr Int Blood & Marrow Transplant Res, Milwaukee, WI 53226 USA..
    Abdel-Azim, Hisham
    Univ So Calif, Keck Sch Med, Childrens Hosp Los Angeles, Div Hematol Oncol & Blood & Marrow Transplantat, Los Angeles, CA 90033 USA..
    Alter, Blanche P.
    NCI, Clin Genet Branch, Div Canc Epidemiol & Genet, NIH, Bethesda, MD 20892 USA..
    Anderlini, Paolo
    Univ Texas MD Anderson Canc Ctr, Dept Stem Cell Transplantat & Cellular Therapy, Houston, TX 77030 USA..
    Battiwalla, Minoo
    NHLBI, Hematol Branch, NIH, Bethesda, MD 20892 USA..
    Bierings, Marc
    Univ Med Ctr Utrecht, Dept Pediat Hematol, Utrecht, Netherlands..
    Buchbinder, David K.
    Childrens Hosp Orange Cty, Div Pediat Hematol, Orange, CA 92668 USA..
    Bonfim, Carmem
    Univ Fed Parana, Hosp Clin, BR-80060000 Curitiba, Parana, Brazil..
    Camitta, Bruce M.
    Med Coll Wisconsin, Midwest Ctr Canc & Blood Disorders, Milwaukee, WI 53226 USA.;Childrens Hosp Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI 53201 USA..
    Fasth, Anders L.
    Univ Gothenburg, Dept Pediat, Gothenburg, Sweden..
    Gale, Robert Peter
    Univ London Imperial Coll Sci Technol & Med, Hematol Res Ctr, Div Expt Med, Dept Med, London, England..
    Lee, Michelle A.
    Dana Farber Boston Childrens Canc & Blood Disorde, Dept Pediat Oncol, Boston, MA USA..
    Lund, Troy C.
    Univ Minnesota, Dept Pediat, Med Ctr, Div Blood & Marrow Transplantat, Minneapolis, MN 55455 USA..
    Myers, Kasiani C.
    Cincinnati Childrens Hosp Med Ctr, Dept Pediat, Div Bone Marrow Transplant & Immune Deficiency, Cincinnati, OH 45229 USA..
    Olsson, Richard F.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, centrumbildningar mm, Centrum för klinisk forskning i Sörmland (CKFD). Karolinska Inst, Div Therapeut Immunol, Dept Lab Med, Stockholm, Sweden..
    Page, Kristin M.
    Duke Univ, Med Ctr, Pediat Blood & Marrow Transplant, Durham, NC USA..
    Prestidge, Tim D.
    Starship Childrens Hosp, Blood & Canc Ctr, Auckland, New Zealand..
    Radhi, Mohamed
    Childrens Mercy Hosp, Pediat Hematol Oncol Stem Cell Transplantat, Kansas City, MO 64108 USA..
    Shah, Ami J.
    Univ Calif Los Angeles, Dept Pediat, Mattel Childrens Hosp, Div Hematol Oncol, Los Angeles, CA 90024 USA..
    Schultz, Kirk R.
    Univ British Columbia, British Columbias Childrens Hosp, Dept Pediat Hematol Oncol & Bone Marrow Transplan, Vancouver, BC V5Z 1M9, Canada..
    Wirk, Baldeep
    Seattle Canc Care Alliance, Div Bone Marrow Transplant, Seattle, WA USA..
    Wagner, John E.
    Univ Minnesota, Dept Pediat, Med Ctr, Div Blood & Marrow Transplantat, Minneapolis, MN 55455 USA..
    Deeg, H. Joachim
    Fred Hutchinson Canc Res Ctr, Div Clin Res, Seattle, WA 98104 USA..
    Second Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation for Patients with Fanconi Anemia and Bone Marrow Failure2015In: Biology of blood and marrow transplantation, ISSN 1083-8791, E-ISSN 1523-6536, Vol. 21, no 10, p. 1790-1795Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A second allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) is the sole salvage option for individuals who develop graft failure after their first HCT. Data on outcomes after second HCT in patients with Fanconi anemia (FA) are scarce. Here we report outcomes after second allogeneic HCT for FA (n = 81). The indication for second HCT was graft failure after the first HCT. Transplantations were performed between 1990 and 2012. The timing of the second HCT predicted subsequent graft failure and survival. Graft failure was high when the second HCT was performed less than 3 months from the first. The 3-month probability of graft failure was 69% when the interval between the first HCT and second HCT was less than 3 months, compared with 23% when the interval was longer (P < .001). Consequently, the 1-year survival rate was substantially lower when the interval between the first and second HCTs was less than 3 months compared with longer (23% vs 58%; P = .001). The corresponding 5-year probability of survival was 16% and 45%, respectively (P = .006). Taken together, these data suggest that fewer than one-half of patients with FA undergoing a second HCT for graft failure are long-term survivors. There is an urgent need to develop strategies to reduce the rate of graft failure after first HCT.

  • 44. Baccarani, Michele
    et al.
    Hoffmann, Verena Sophia
    Rosti, Gianantonio
    Castagnetti, Fausto
    Saussele, Susanne
    Guilhot, Joelle
    Simonsson, Bengt
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Sciences, Haematology.
    Steegmann, Juan Luis
    Mayer, Jiri
    Indrak, Karel
    Turkina, Anna G.
    Zaritskey, Andrey
    Labar, Boris
    Zupan, Irena
    Thielen, Noortje
    Clark, Richard E.
    Thaler, Josef
    Melanthiou, Frederiki
    Everaus, Hele
    Porkka, Kimmo
    Bogdanovic, Andrija
    Schubert-Fritschle, Gabriel
    Panagiotidis, Panagiotis
    Masszi, Tamas
    Lejniece, Sandra
    Griskevicius, Laimonas
    Hellmann, Andrzej
    Prejzner, Witold
    Sacha, Tomasz
    Almeida, Antonio
    Dyagil, Irina
    Colita, Adriana
    Mihaylov, Georgi G.
    Hehlmann, Rudiger
    Hasford, Joerg
    Lindoerfer, Doris
    Baseline Characteristics of CML Patients Accross Europe - Comparing Real-World Patients with Patient Collectives Included in Clinical Trials2014In: Blood, ISSN 0006-4971, E-ISSN 1528-0020, Vol. 124, no 21Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 45.
    Bachelet, Delphine
    et al.
    CESP, INSERM UMR 1018, Faculty of Medicine, Paris-Sud University, UVSQ, Paris-Saclay University, Villejuif, France.
    Albert, Thilo
    Institute of Experimental Haematology and Transfusion Medicine, University Clinic Bonn, Germany.
    Mbogning, Cyprien
    CESP, INSERM UMR 1018, Faculty of Medicine, Paris-Sud University, UVSQ, Paris-Saclay University, Villejuif, France.
    Hässler, Signe
    CESP, INSERM UMR 1018, Faculty of Medicine, Paris-Sud University, UVSQ, Paris-Saclay University, Villejuif, France.
    Zhang, Yuan
    CESP, INSERM UMR 1018, Faculty of Medicine, Paris-Sud University, UVSQ, Paris-Saclay University, Villejuif, France.
    Schultze-Strasser, Stephan
    University Hospital Frankfurt, Goethe University, Department of Pediatrics, Molecular Haemostasis and Immunodeficiency, Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
    Repessé, Yohann
    CHU Caen, Hématologie Biologique, Caen, Caen, France.
    Rayes, Julie
    Sorbonne Universités, UPMC Univ Paris 06, INSERM, Université Paris Descartes, Sorbonne Paris Cité, UMR_S 1138, Centre de Recherche des Cordeliers, Paris, France.
    Pavlova, Anna
    Institute of Experimental Haematology and Transfusion Medicine, University Clinic Bonn, Bonn, Germany.
    Pezeshkpoor, Behnaz
    Institute of Experimental Haematology and Transfusion Medicine, University Clinic Bonn, Bonn, Germany.
    Liphardt, Kerstin
    Institute of Experimental Haematology and Transfusion Medicine, University Clinic Bonn, Bonn, Germany.
    Davidson, Julie E.
    GlaxoSmithKline, Uxbridge, Middlesex, United Kingdom.
    Hincelin-Méry, Agnès
    Sanofi, Chilly-Mazarin, France.
    Dönnes, Pierre
    SciCross AB, Skövde, Sweden.
    Lacroix-Desmazes, Sébastien
    Sorbonne Universités, UPMC Univ Paris 06, INSERM, Université Paris Descartes, Sorbonne Paris Cité, UMR_S 1138, Centre de Recherche des Cordeliers, Paris, France.
    Königs, Christoph
    University Hospital Frankfurt, Goethe University, Department of Pediatrics, Molecular Haemostasis and Immunodeficiency, Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
    Oldenburg, Johannes
    Institute of Experimental Haematology and Transfusion Medicine, University Clinic Bonn, Bonn, Germany.
    Broët, Philippe
    CESP, INSERM UMR 1018, Faculty of Medicine, Paris-Sud University, UVSQ, Paris-Saclay University, Villejuif, France / AP-HP, Paris-Sud University Hospitals, Villejuif, France.
    Risk stratification integrating genetic data for factor VIII inhibitor development in patients with severe hemophilia A2019In: PLoS ONE, ISSN 1932-6203, E-ISSN 1932-6203, Vol. 14, no 6, article id e0218258Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Replacement therapy in severe hemophilia A leads to factor VIII (FVIII) inhibitors in 30% of patients. Factor VIII gene (F8) mutation type, a family history of inhibitors, ethnicity and intensity of treatment are established risk factors, and were included in two published prediction tools based on regression models. Recently investigated immune regulatory genes could also play a part in immunogenicity. Our objective is to identify bio-clinical and genetic markers for FVIII inhibitor development, taking into account potential genetic high order interactions. The study population consisted of 593 and 79 patients with hemophilia A from centers in Bonn and Frankfurt respectively. Data was collected in the European ABIRISK tranSMART database. A subset of 125 severely affected patients from Bonn with reliable information on first treatment was selected as eligible for risk stratification using a hybrid tree-based regression model (GPLTR). In the eligible subset, 58 (46%) patients developed FVIII inhibitors. Among them, 49 (84%) were "high risk" F8 mutation type. 19 (33%) had a family history of inhibitors. The GPLTR model, taking into account F8 mutation risk, family history of inhibitors and product type, distinguishes two groups of patients: a high-risk group for immunogenicity, including patients with positive HLA-DRB1*15 and genotype G/A and A/A for IL-10 rs1800896, and a low-risk group of patients with negative HLA-DRB1*15 / HLA-DQB1*02 and T/T or G/T for CD86 rs2681401. We show associations between genetic factors and the occurrence of FVIII inhibitor development in severe hemophilia A patients taking into account for high-order interactions using a generalized partially linear tree-based approach.

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  • 46.
    Bager, Ninna
    et al.
    Aarhus Univ Hosp, Dept Paediat & Adolescent Med, Palle Juul Jensens Blvd 99, DK-8200 Aarhus N, Denmark.
    Juul-Dam, Kristian L.
    Aarhus Univ Hosp, Dept Paediat & Adolescent Med, Palle Juul Jensens Blvd 99, DK-8200 Aarhus N, Denmark.
    Sandahl, Julie D.
    Aarhus Univ Hosp, Dept Paediat & Adolescent Med, Palle Juul Jensens Blvd 99, DK-8200 Aarhus N, Denmark.
    Abrahamsson, Jonas
    Queen Silvia Childrens Hosp, Inst Clin Sci, Dept Paediat, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Beverloo, Berna
    Erasmus MC Sophia Childrens Hosp, Dept Cytogenet, Rotterdam, Netherlands.
    de Bont, Eveline S. J. M.
    Univ Med Ctr Groningen, Dept Paediat, Groningen, Netherlands.
    Ha, Shau-Yin
    Queen Mary Hosp, Hong Kong Paediat Haematol & Oncol Study Grp, Dept Paediat, Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Peoples R China.
    Jahnukainen, Kirsi
    Univ Helsinki, Childrens Hosp, Helsinki, Finland;Helsinki Univ Hosp, Helsinki, Finland.
    Jonsson, Olafur G.
    Landspital Inn, Dept Paediat, Reykjavik, Iceland.
    Kaspers, Gertjan L.
    Vrije Univ Amsterdam Med Ctr, Paediat Oncol Haematol, Amsterdam, Netherlands;Acad Princess Maxima Ctr Paediat Oncol, Utrecht, Netherlands.
    Kovalova, Zhanna
    Childrens Clin Univ Hosp, Dept Paediat, Riga, Latvia.
    Lausen, Birgitte
    Univ Copenhagen, Rigshosp, Dept Paediat & Adolescent Med, Copenhagen, Denmark.
    De Moerloose, Barbara
    Ghent Univ Hosp, Dept Paediat, Ghent, Belgium.
    Noren-Nystroem, Ulrika
    Umea Univ Hosp, Dept Med Biosci, Genet, Umea, Sweden.
    Palle, Josefine
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Women's and Children's Health, Research group (Dept. of women´s and children´s health), Neuropediatrics/Paediatric oncology.
    Saks, Kadri
    SA Tallinna Lastehaigla, Dept Paediat, Tallinn, Estonia.
    Zeller, Bernward
    Oslo Univ Hosp, Div Paediat & Adolescent Med, Oslo, Norway.
    Kjeldsen, Eigil
    Aarhus Univ Hosp, Dept Cytogenet, Aarhus, Denmark.
    Hasle, Henrik
    Aarhus Univ Hosp, Dept Paediat & Adolescent Med, Palle Juul Jensens Blvd 99, DK-8200 Aarhus N, Denmark.
    Complex and monosomal karyotype are distinct cytogenetic entities with an adverse prognostic impact in paediatric acute myeloid leukaemia: A NOPHO-DBH-AML study2018In: British Journal of Haematology, ISSN 0007-1048, E-ISSN 1365-2141, Vol. 183, no 4, p. 618-628Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Data on occurrence, genetic characteristics and prognostic impact of complex and monosomal karyotype (CK/MK) in children with acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) are scarce. We studied CK and MK in a large unselected cohort of childhood AML patients diagnosed and treated according to Nordic Society for Paediatric Haematology and Oncology (NOPHO)-AML protocols 1993-2015. In total, 800 patients with de novo AML were included. CK was found in 122 (15%) and MK in 41 (5%) patients. CK and MK patients were young (median age 2.1 and 3.3 years, respectively) and frequently had FAB M7 morphology (24% and 22%, respectively). Refractory disease was more common in MK patients (15% vs. 4%) and stem cell transplantation in first complete remission was more frequent (32% vs. 19%) compared with non-CK/non-MK patients. CK showed no association with refractory disease but was an independent predictor of an inferior event-free survival (EFS; hazard ratio [HR] 1.43, P = 0.03) and overall survival (OS; HR 1.48, P = 0.01). MK was associated with a poor EFS (HR 1.57, P = 0.03) but did not show an inferior OS compared to non-MK patients (HR 1.14, P = 0.62). In a large paediatric cohort, we characterized AML with non-recurrent abnormal karyotype and unravelled the adverse impact of CK and MK on prognosis.

  • 47. Bager, Ninna
    et al.
    Juul-Dam, Kristian L
    Sandahl, Julie D
    Abrahamsson, Jonas
    Beverloo, Berna
    de Bont, Eveline S J M
    Ha, Shau-Yin
    Jahnukainen, Kirsi
    Jónsson, Ólafur G
    Kaspers, Gertjan L
    Kovalova, Zhanna
    Lausen, Birgitte
    De Moerloose, Barbara
    Norén-Nyström, Ulrika
    Umeå University Hospital.
    Palle, Josefine
    Saks, Kadri
    Zeller, Bernward
    Kjeldsen, Eigil
    Hasle, Henrik
    Complex and monosomal karyotype are distinct cytogenetic entities with an adverse prognostic impact in paediatric acute myeloid leukaemia: A NOPHO-DBH-AML study2018In: British Journal of Haematology, ISSN 0007-1048, E-ISSN 1365-2141, Vol. 183, no 4, p. 618-628Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Data on occurrence, genetic characteristics and prognostic impact of complex and monosomal karyotype (CK/MK) in children with acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) are scarce. We studied CK and MK in a large unselected cohort of childhood AML patients diagnosed and treated according to Nordic Society for Paediatric Haematology and Oncology (NOPHO)-AML protocols 1993-2015. In total, 800 patients with de novo AML were included. CK was found in 122 (15%) and MK in 41 (5%) patients. CK and MK patients were young (median age 2·1 and 3·3 years, respectively) and frequently had FAB M7 morphology (24% and 22%, respectively). Refractory disease was more common in MK patients (15% vs. 4%) and stem cell transplantation in first complete remission was more frequent (32% vs. 19%) compared with non-CK/non-MK patients. CK showed no association with refractory disease but was an independent predictor of an inferior event-free survival (EFS; hazard ratio [HR] 1·43, P = 0·03) and overall survival (OS; HR 1·48, P = 0·01). MK was associated with a poor EFS (HR 1·57, P = 0·03) but did not show an inferior OS compared to non-MK patients (HR 1·14, P = 0·62). In a large paediatric cohort, we characterized AML with non-recurrent abnormal karyotype and unravelled the adverse impact of CK and MK on prognosis.

  • 48.
    Bahlo, J.
    et al.
    Univ Hosp Cologne, Dept Internal Med 1, Cologne, Germany..
    Kutsch, N.
    Univ Hosp Cologne, Dept Internal Med 1, Cologne, Germany..
    Bergmann, M.
    Klinikum Schwabing, Dept Hematol Oncol Immunol Palliat Care Infect Di, Munich, Germany..
    Byrd, J.
    Ohio State Univ, Dept Hematol, Columbus, OH 43210 USA..
    Doehner, H.
    Univ Hosp Ulm, Dept Internal Med 3, Ulm, Germany..
    Eichhorst, B.
    Univ Hosp Cologne, Dept Internal Med 1, Cologne, Germany..
    Else, M.
    Inst Canc Res, Div Mol Pathol, London SW3 6JB, England..
    Geisler, C.
    Rigshosp, Dept Hematol, DK-2100 Copenhagen, Denmark..
    Grever, M.
    Ohio State Univ, Dept Hematol, Columbus, OH 43210 USA..
    Lepretre, S.
    Ctr Henri Becquerel, Dept Hematol, F-76038 Rouen, France..
    Neuberg, D.
    Dana Farber Canc Inst, Biostat & Computat Biol, Boston, MA 02115 USA..
    Oscier, D.
    Royal Bournemouth Hosp, Dept Hematol, Bournemouth, Dorset, England..
    Robak, T.
    Med Univ Lodz, Dept Hematol, Lodz, Poland..
    Rosenquist, Richard Brandell
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology, Experimental and Clinical Oncology. Uppsala University, Science for Life Laboratory, SciLifeLab.
    Shanafelt, T.
    Mayo Clin, Div Hematol, Dept Internal Med, Rochester, NY USA..
    Stilgenbauer, S.
    Univ Hosp Ulm, Dept Internal Med 3, Ulm, Germany..
    Hallek, M.
    Univ Hosp Cologne, Dept Internal Med 1, Cologne, Germany..
    THE INTERNATIONAL PROGNOSTIC INDEX FOR PATIENTS WITH CHRONIC LYMPHOCYTIC LEUKEMIA (CLL-IPI)-AN INTERNATIONAL META-ANALYSIS2015In: Haematologica, ISSN 0390-6078, E-ISSN 1592-8721, Vol. 100, p. 313-314Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 49.
    Baliakas, Panagiotis
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Science for Life Laboratory, SciLifeLab. Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology, Experimental and Clinical Oncology.
    Agathangelidis, Andreas
    Hadzidimitriou, Anastasia
    Uppsala University, Science for Life Laboratory, SciLifeLab. Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology.
    Sutton, Lesley-Ann
    Uppsala University, Science for Life Laboratory, SciLifeLab. Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology.
    Minga, Eva
    Tsanousa, Athina
    Scarfo, Lydia
    Davis, Zadie
    Yan, Xiao-Jie
    Shanafelt, Tait
    Plevova, Karla
    Sandberg, Yorick
    Vojdeman, Fie Juhl
    Boudjogra, Myriam
    Tzenou, Tatiana
    Chatzouli, Maria
    Chu, Charles C.
    Veronese, Silvio
    Gardiner, Anne
    Mansouri, Larry
    Uppsala University, Science for Life Laboratory, SciLifeLab. Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology, Experimental and Clinical Oncology.
    Smedby, Karin E.
    Pedersen, Lone Bredo
    Moreno, Denis
    Van Lom, Kirsten
    Giudicelli, Veronique
    Francova, Hana Skuhrova
    Nguyen-Khac, Florence
    Panagiotidis, Panagiotis
    Juliusson, Gunnar
    Angelis, Lefteris
    Anagnostopoulos, Achilles
    Lefranc, Marie-Paule
    Facco, Monica
    Trentin, Livio
    Catherwood, Mark
    Montillo, Marco
    Geisler, Christian H.
    Langerak, Anton W.
    Pospisilova, Sarka
    Chiorazzi, Nicholas
    Oscier, David
    Jelinek, Diane F.
    Darzentas, Nikos
    Belessi, Chrysoula
    Davi, Frederic
    Ghia, Paolo
    Rosenquist, Richard Brandell
    Uppsala University, Science for Life Laboratory, SciLifeLab. Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology, Experimental and Clinical Oncology.
    Stamatopoulos, Kostas
    Uppsala University, Science for Life Laboratory, SciLifeLab. Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology.
    Not all IGHV3-21 chronic lymphocytic leukemias are equal: prognostic considerations2015In: Blood, ISSN 0006-4971, E-ISSN 1528-0020, Vol. 125, no 5, p. 856-859Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    An unresolved issue in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is whether IGHV3-21 gene usage, in general, or the expression of stereotyped B-cell receptor immunoglobulin defining subset # 2 (IGHV3-21/IGLV3-21), in particular, determines outcome for IGHV3-21-utilizing cases. We reappraised this issue in 8593 CLL patients of whom 437 (5%) used the IGHV3-21 gene with 254/437 (58%) classified as subset # 2. Within subset # 2, immunoglobulin heavy variable (IGHV)-mutated cases predominated, whereas non-subset # 2/IGHV3-21 was enriched for IGHV-unmutated cases (P =.002). Subset # 2 exhibited significantly shorter time-to-first-treatment (TTFT) compared with non-subset # 2/IGHV3-21 (22 vs 60 months, P =.001). No such difference was observed between non-subset # 2/IGHV3-21 vs the remaining CLL with similar IGHV mutational status. In conclusion, IGHV3-21 CLL should not be axiomatically considered a homogeneous entity with adverse prognosis, given that only subset # 2 emerges as uniformly aggressive, contrasting non-subset # 2/IGVH3-21 patients whose prognosis depends on IGHV mutational status as the remaining CLL.

  • 50.
    Baliakas, Panagiotis
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology, Hematology and Immunology. Uppsala University, Science for Life Laboratory, SciLifeLab.
    Hadzidimitriou, A.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology. Uppsala University, Science for Life Laboratory, SciLifeLab.
    Sutton, L. A.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology.
    Minga, E.
    Agathangelidis, A.
    Tsanousa, A.
    Scarfo, L.
    Davis, Z.
    Yan, X. J.
    Shanafelt, T.
    Plevova, K.
    Sandberg, Y.
    Vojdeman, F. J.
    Boudjogra, M.
    Tzenou, T.
    Chatzouli, M.
    Chu, C. C.
    Veronese, S.
    Gardiner, A.
    Mansouri, Larry
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology, Hematology and Immunology. Uppsala University, Science for Life Laboratory, SciLifeLab.
    Smedby, K. E.
    Pedersen, L. B.
    Moreno, D.
    Van Lom, K.
    Giudicelli, V.
    Francova, H. S.
    Nguyen-Khac, F.
    Panagiotidis, P.
    Juliusson, G.
    Angelis, L.
    Anagnostopoulos, A.
    Lefranc, M. P.
    Trentin, L.
    Catherwood, M.
    Montillo, M.
    Geisler, C.
    Langerak, A. W.
    Pospisilova, S.
    Chiorazzi, N.
    Oscier, D.
    Jelinek, D.
    Darzentas, N.
    Belessi, C.
    Davi, F.
    Ghia, P.
    Rosenquist, Richard Brandell
    Uppsala University, Science for Life Laboratory, SciLifeLab. Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology, Hematology and Immunology.
    Stamatopoulos, K.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology. Uppsala University, Science for Life Laboratory, SciLifeLab.
    Not All IGHV3-21 CLL Are Equal: Subset #2 Displays a Distinctive Clinicobiological Profile with Remarkable Similarities to Subset #169, its Close Immunogenetic Relative2014In: Haematologica (online), ISSN 0390-6078, E-ISSN 1592-8721, Vol. 99, no S1, p. 48-49Article in journal (Other academic)
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