Clinical Hematology International
Volume 2, Issue 2, June 2020
1. Practicing Clinical Hematology During the COVID-19 Outbreak: A Challenge Like No Other
Mohamad Mohty, Arnon Nagler, Bipin Savani
Pages: 41 - 42
2. The Evolving Landscape of Myelodysplastic Syndrome Prognostication
Jacob Shreve, Aziz Nazha
Pages: 43 - 48
Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDSs) are potentially devastating monoclonal deviations of hematopoiesis that lead to bone marrow dysplasia and variable cytopenias. Predicting severity of disease progression and likelihood to undergo acute myeloid leukemia transformation is the basis of treatment strategy....
3. Haploidentical Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation Followed by ‘Post-Cyclophosphamide’: The Future of Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplant
Samuel Cytryn, Maher Abdul-Hay
Pages: 49 - 58
Allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplant (Allo-HCT) is a potentially curative therapy for many malignant and nonmalignant hematological diseases. However, a suitable human leukocyte antigens (HLAs)-matched donor may not be available when the patient is in urgent need of a stem cell transplant. This challenge...
4. Maintenance Strategies Post-Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation for Newly Diagnosed Multiple Myeloma
Sarah A. Bird, Graham H. Jackson, Charlotte Pawlyn
Pages: 59 - 68
Multiple myeloma, the second most common hematological malignancy worldwide, has demonstrated dramatic improvements in outcome in the last decade. In newly diagnosed patients, induction chemotherapy followed by autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT) is the standard of care. After ASCT, the majority...
5. Repeat Endoscopy Affects Patient Management in Gastrointestinal Graft-Versus-Host Disease
Ehsan Shabbir, Umar Farooq, Burhan Yanes, Margarida Magalhaes-Silverman
Pages: 69 - 73
Graft versus host disease (GVHD) of the gut is associated with significant morbidity and mortality after allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplant (allo-HCT). No guidelines exist regarding repeat endoscopy after failure of first-line treatment with steroids. We aimed to study if repeat endoscopic biopsy...
6. The CD34+ Cell Dose Matters in Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation with Peripheral Blood Stem Cells from Sibling Donors
M. Remberger, B. Grønvold, M. Ali, J. Mattsson, T. Egeland, K. U. Lundin, A. Myhre, I. Abrahamsen, D. Heldal, I. Dybedal, G. E. Tjønnfjord, T. Gedde-Dahl, Y. Fløisand
Pages: 74 - 81
The effect of CD34+ cell dose in allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) on overall survival (OS) and incidence of acute and chronic graft-versus-host disease (GvHD) has not been established and few studies have been performed. Our single center analysis included 189 patients with hematological...
7. Comparison of Conventional Cyclophosphamide versus Fludarabine-Based Conditioning in High-Risk Aplastic Anemia Patients Undergoing Matched-Related Donor Transplantation
Raheel Iftikhar, Qamar un Nisa Chaudhry, Tariq Mehmood Satti, Syed Kamran Mahmood, Tariq Ghafoor, Ghassan Umair Shamshad, Nighat Shahbaz, Mehreen Ali Khan, Tariq Azam Khattak, Jahanzeb Rehman, Muhammad Farhan, Saima Humayun, Humera Haq, Syeda Ammaara Anwaar Naqvi, Faiz Anwer, Humayoon Shafique Satti, Parvez Ahmed
Pages: 82 - 91
Allogeneic stem cell transplant for high-risk aplastic anemia (AA) yields inferior results using conventional cyclophosphamide (CY)-based conditioning. The use of fludarabine (Flu)-based regimens has resulted in improved outcomes in high-risk patients. Limited data are available comparing these two conditioning...
8. Bortezomib, Lenalidomide and Dexamethasone as Induction Therapy Prior to Autologous Transplantation in Multiple Myeloma: The More Is Likely the Better
Mohamad Mohty, Florent Malard, Ali Bazarbachi
Pages: 92 - 93