Bozana Zlateska

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BACKGROUND Phenotypic overlap among the inherited bone marrow failure syndromes (IBMFSs) frequently limits the ability to establish a diagnosis based solely on clinical features. >70 IBMFS genes have been identified, which often renders genetic testing prolonged and costly. Since correct diagnosis, treatment and cancer surveillance often depend on(More)
Individuals with Dyskeratosis Congenita (DC) are at increased risk for complications in variety of systems including pulmonary fibrosis. Idiopathic and DC-associated pulmonary fibrosis are progressive and fatal disorders without known treatment. Here we describe, for the first time, marked improvement in the clinical and laboratory parameters of the(More)
PURPOSE Although obtaining informed consent for distal hypospadias repair is common practice, little is known about the uncertainty or conflict between consenting parents faced with this decision. We systematically evaluated decisional conflict between parents who elected to have their child undergo hypospadias surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of(More)
Advanced myelodysplastic syndrome harbors a high risk of progression to acute myeloid leukemia and poor prognosis. In children, there is no established treatment to prevent or delay progression to leukemia prior to hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Azacitidine is a hypomethylating agent, which was shown to slow progression to leukemia in adults with(More)
Inherited bone marrow failure syndromes are a group of rare, heterogeneous genetic disorders with a risk of clonal and malignant myeloid transformation including clonal marrow cytogenetic abnormalities, myelodysplastic syndrome and acute myeloid leukemia. The clinical characteristics, risk classification, prognostic factors and outcome of clonal and(More)
PURPOSE Hypospadias repair is a commonly performed procedure. Little is known about decisional regret in parents who agree to proceed with this surgical reconstruction. We present data on this previously underexplored issue. MATERIALS AND METHODS We performed followup analysis of 100 couples prospectively evaluated after counseling for surgical correction(More)
Program in Genetics and Genome Biology, Research Institute, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada, Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, Marrow Failure and Myelodysplasia Program, Division of Haematology/Oncology, Department of Paediatrics, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada, Division of Haematology(More)
Inherited bone marrow failure syndromes (IBMFSs) comprise a genetically heterogeneous group of diseases with hematopoietic failure and a wide array of physical malformations. Copy number variants (CNVs) were reported in some IBMFSs. It is unclear what impact CNVs play in patients evaluated for a suspected diagnosis of IBMFS. Clinical and genetic data of 323(More)
Diamond-Blackfan anemia (DBA) features hypoplastic anemia and congenital malformations, largely caused by mutations in various ribosomal proteins. The aim of this study was to characterize the spectrum of genetic lesions causing DBA and identify genotypes that correlate with phenotypes of clinical significance. Seventy-four patients with DBA from across(More)
Disorders linked to mutations in the X chromosomes typically affect males. The aim of the study is to decipher the mechanism of disease expression in a female patient with a heterozygous mutation on the X-chromosome. Clinical data was extracted from the Canadian Inherited Marrow Failure Registry. Genomic ribonucleic acid (DNA) and complementary DNA (cDNA)(More)
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