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BACKGROUND Allogeneic haematopoietic stem-cell transplantation (allo-HSCT) is associated with frequent and severe malnutrition, which may contribute to transplant-related morbidity. While both enteral nutrition (EN) via a nasogastric tube and parenteral nutrition (PN) are effective, it remains unclear what is the optimal method of nutritional support. (More)
The molecular mechanisms that regulate megakaryocyte (MK) ploidization are poorly understood. Using MK differentiation from primary human CD34(+) cells, we observed that p19(INK4D) expression was increased both at the mRNA and protein levels during ploidization. p19(INK4D) knockdown led to a moderate increase (31.7% +/- 5%) in the mean ploidy of MKs(More)
Defining features of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) are not only its immunophenotype of CD19(+)CD5(+)CD23(+)sIgdim expressing clonal mature B cells but also its highly variable clinical course. In recent years, advances in massively parallel sequencing technologies have led to rapid progress in our understanding of the CLL genome and epigenome. Overall,(More)
We retrospectively identified an outbreak of 18 episodes of P. aeruginosa bacteriemia in 17 patients with hematologic malignancies in 2004. All strains were ticarcillin I/R, 77% ciprofloxacin I/R, 72% ceftazidime I/R, 72% amikacin I/R and 50% imipenem I/R. The outbreak was multiclonal. Colistin was employed for documented therapy in ten cases including(More)
To better define the place of multiplex ligation-dependent probe amplification (MLPA) in routine cytogenetic diagnosis in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), we compared MLPA and fluorescence in situ hybridization (iFISH) data obtained in 77 CLL patients. Although MLPA detected most recurrent copy number genomic aberrations (90.9%), false-negative results(More)
Although TP53, NOTCH1, and SF3B1 mutations may impair prognosis of patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) receiving frontline therapy, the impact of these mutations or any other, alone or in combination, remains unclear at relapse. The genome of 114 relapsed/refractory patients included in prospective trials was screened using targeted(More)
Core-binding factor acute myeloid leukemia is a favorable acute myeloid leukemia subset cytogenetically defined by t(8;21) or inv(16)/t(16;16) rearrangements, disrupting RUNX1 (previously CBFA/AML1) or CBFB transcription factor functions. The receptor tyrosine kinase KIT is expressed in the vast majority of these acute myeloid leukemias and frequent(More)
Hematology Oncology has a rich history including few crucial therapeutic innovations. These were possible because of the evolution of the cell and molecular biology allowing a better understanding of basic mechanisms of cancerogenesis. We propose here to summarize the most important therapeutic innovations since the beginning of Hematology/Oncology history.(More)
We report our experience on bendamustine and rituximab (BR) combination in 26 patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) complicated by autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA). At the time of BR initiation, 88% of the patients had already been treated for AIHA and CLL was progressive regardless of AIHA in all patients but one. Overall response rates were(More)