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BACKGROUND Most patients with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia or small lymphocytic lymphoma relapse after initial therapy. Bendamustine plus rituximab is often used in the relapsed or refractory setting. We assessed the efficacy and safety of adding ibrutinib, an oral covalent inhibitor of Bruton's tyrosine kinase (BTK), to bendamustine plus rituximab in(More)
BACKGROUND Blinatumomab, a bispecific monoclonal antibody construct that enables CD3-positive T cells to recognize and eliminate CD19-positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) blasts, was approved for use in patients with relapsed or refractory B-cell precursor ALL on the basis of single-group trials that showed efficacy and manageable toxic effects. (More)
Orbital presentation of non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma (NHL) is uncommon but occurs both as the only site of disease and as a site of recurrence. Primary orbital NHLs are usually low-grade, and mostly extranodal marginal zone/mucosa associated lymphoid tissue B-cell neoplasms. They are commonly associated with chronic inflammatory conditions. The issue of(More)
The gastrointestinal tract is the predominant site of appearance of extranodal non-Hodgkin lymphomas. The most frequent endoscopic finding of mantle cell lymphoma is multiple lymphomatous polyposis, which is a very rare entity. Multiple lymphomatous polyposis is characterized by multiple polypoid lesions involving long segments of the gastrointestinal tract(More)
Behçet's disease (BD) is a multisystem disorder. Venous as well as arterial thrombosis is a common complication of BD but exact pathogenetic mechanism of the thrombotic tendency is not well known. This study aimed to evaluate circulating activated platelets and platelet reactivity in Behçet's patients. Twenty-two Behçet's patients (4 female, 18 male; mean(More)
OBJECTIVE here have been tremendous changes in treatment and follow-up of patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) in the last decade. Especially, regular publication and updating of NCCN and ELN guidelines have provided enermous rationale and base for close monitorization of patients with CML. But, it is stil needed to have registry results(More)
Tissue factor pathway inhibitor (TFPI) is a Kunitz-type proteinase inhibitor that has a crucial role in haemostasis and is primarily synthesized in the vascular endothelium. We investigated plasma total TFPI, antiphospholipid antibodies, and some other coagulation and fibrinolytic system parameters in 30 patients with Behçet's disease and 15 controls by the(More)
A patient with mantle cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma presented herself with fever, nausea, right upper quadrant pain on the 7th day of R-CHOP chemotherapy. After hospitalization with the suspicion of acute cholecystitis, she received antibiotherapy with G-CSF because of emerging neutropenia at the 10th day of chemotherapy. Abdominal computed tomography(More)
Leukemic infiltration of the gingiva is most commonly reported to be associated with monocytic subtypes of acute myeloblastic leukemia (AML) but rarely with myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS). Here we report a case of CD56+ chronic myelomonocytic leukemia (CMML) who developed gingival involvement simultaneously when the leukocyte count elevated. At that time(More)