Clinical Hematology International

Volume 1, Issue 2, June 2019
Review Article

1. Relapse and Resistance to CAR-T Cells and Blinatumomab in Hematologic Malignancies

Elad Jacoby
Pages: 79 - 84
Application of immunotherapeutic modalities changed paradigms in the treatment of hematologic malignancies, with regards to drug manufacturing, treatment protocols, short- and long-term toxicities. FDA-approved therapies, including blinatumomab, tisagenlecleucel, and axicabtagene ciloleucel, target T...
Review Article

2. Treatment of Adult Patients with Relapsed/Refractory B-Cell Philadelphia-Negative Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

Enrico Maffini, Francesco Saraceni, Francesco Lanza
Pages: 85 - 93
The majority of adult patients affected by B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL) will relapse after an initial response, while approximately 20% will display primary resistant disease. Patients suffering from relapsed/refractory B-ALL have a very poor outcome. Allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation...
Review Article

3. Salvage Therapy after Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation: Targeted and Low-Intensity Treatment Options in Myelodysplastic Syndrome and Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Katie Culos, Michael Byrne
Pages: 94 - 100
Patients with high-risk myeloid neoplasms, including myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) and acute myeloid leukemia (AML), are offered allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (alloHCT) to improve the likelihood of long-term disease control. More than 50% of patients with high-risk disease will relapse...
Research Article

4. Low-Dose Acyclovir Prophylaxis for Varicella zoster Reactivation in Autologous Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation Recipients

Naomi Fei, Nilay Shah, Aaron Cumpston, Sijin Wen, Kelly G. Ross, Michael Craig, Abraham S. Kanate
Pages: 101 - 104
Varicella zoster virus (VZV) reactivation after autologous hematopoietic cell transplantation (auto-HCT) may be observed in a quarter of patients. Currently, prophylactic use of acyclovir 800 mg twice daily or valacyclovir 500 mg twice daily is recommended for prophylaxis against VZV reactivation for...
Research Article

5. Safety and Efficacy of Haploidentical Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Transplantation for Myeloid Malignancies Using Post-transplantation Cyclophosphamide and Anti-thymocyte Globulin as Graft-versus-Host Disease Prophylaxis

Maria Queralt Salas, Arjun Datt Law, Wilson Lam, Zeyad Al-Shaibani, David Loach, Dennis (Dong Hwan) Kim, Fotios V. Michelis, Santhosh Thyagu, Rajat Kumar, Jeffrey Howard Lipton, Jonas Mattsson, Auro Viswabandya
Pages: 105 - 113
Haploidentical stem cell transplantation (haploSCT) has greatly improved access to curative treatment for myeloid malignancies in patients without suitable matched sibling/unrelated donors. We investigated the safety and efficacy of haploSCT after reduced intensity conditioning (RIC) with anti-thymocyte...
Research Article

6. Engraftment Syndrome: A Retrospective Analysis of the Experience at a Tertiary Care Institute

Raja Pramanik, Harish Kancharla, Sameer Bakhshi, Atul Sharma, Ajay Gogia, Prabhat Malik, Ranjit Kumar Sahoo, Atul Batra, Sanjay Thulkar, Lalit Kumar
Pages: 114 - 119
Engraftment syndrome (ES) is a clinical syndrome that occurs in the early neutrophil recovery phase following hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT). Although also described for allogenic HSCT, it is basically diagnosed in the context of autologous HSCT. We retrospectively reviewed 171 consecutive...
Research Article

7. Nanosphere's Verigene® Blood Culture Assay to Detect Multidrug-Resistant Gram-Negative Bacterial Outbreak: A Prospective Study on 79 Hematological Patients in a Country with High Prevalence of Antimicrobial Resistance

Raffaella Greco, Maria Chiara Barbanti, Nicasio Mancini, Laura Infurnari, Renée Pasciuta, Alessandra Forcina, Chiara Oltolini, Gabriele Casirati, Daniele Mannina, Fabio Giglio, Carlo Messina, Mara Morelli, Francesca Lorentino, Sara Mastaglio, Tommaso Perini, Luca Vago, Paolo Scarpellini, Matteo Giovanni Carrabba, Maria Teresa Lupo Stanghellini, Sarah Marktel, Andrea Assanelli, Massimo Bernardi, Consuelo Corti, Jacopo Peccatori, Massimo Clementi, Fabio Ciceri
Pages: 120 - 123
Infections are a major cause of morbidity and mortality in hematological patients. We prospectively tested a new molecular assay (Verigene®) in 79 consecutive hematological patients, with sepsis by gram-negative bacteria. A total of 82 gram-negative microorganisms were isolated by blood cultures, of...