Arturo Pereira

Arturo Pereira
Hospital Clínic de Barcelona · Service of Hemotherapy and Hemostasis

MD, PhD

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Background: Ruxolitinib is approved for patients with polycythemia vera (PV) who are resistant/intolerant to hydroxyurea, but its impact on preventing thrombosis or disease-progression is unknown. Methods: A retrospective, real-world analysis was performed on the outcomes of 377 patients with resistance/intolerance to hydroxyurea from the Spanis...
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Allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (allo-HCT) is the only curative treatment for patients with myeloid/lymphoid neoplasm (MLN) with FGFR1 rearrangement, but data on overall results are limited. We report on the largest series of patients (n = 22) with FGFR1-rearranged MLN undergoing allo-HCT. Distribution according to cytogenetic subtype...
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Despite the effectiveness of plasma exchange (PEX) and immunosuppressants in the treatment of acquired thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (aTTP), a number of patients still die as a result of the disease. Whether caplacizumab could rescue these patients remains still unsettled. The objective of this study was to characterise mortality patterns and...
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Allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (allo-HCT) is increasingly used in older myelofibrosis (MF) patients, but its risk/benefit ratio compared to non-transplant approaches has not been evaluated in this population. We analyzed the outcomes of allo-HCT in 556 MF patients aged > 65 years from the EBMT registry, and determined the excess mort...
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The prognostic landscape of multiple myeloma (MM) has evolved significantly over the last few decades. There are, however, few data measuring such improvement in real‐world patients. This study aimed to investigate trends in survival improvement over 45 years, and the associated clinical factors, in an unselected population of patients with MM. Bet...
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Background Patient participation in clinical trials forms the backbone of cancer clinical research as they represent a key step in the development of new treatment strategies to improve the outcome of incurable diseases such as multiple myeloma (MM). Although the results obtained from them will determine the future therapeutic approaches due to sev...
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Background The prognostic landscape of multiple myeloma (MM) has evolved significantly over the last few decades. After the introduction of high-dose melphalan followed by autologous stem cell transplantation (HDM-ASCT) and, more recently, the first generation of proteasome inhibitors and immunomodulatory drugs have been implemented. There are, how...
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Chromosomal translocations in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) are very rare, and therefore systematic analysis of large series of cases are needed to allow the identification of recurrent rearrangements, breakpoints involved, and target genes. The aims of the present study were to identify new translocations and their clinical impact and to esta...
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We analyzed 171 patients with asymptomatic IgM monoclonal gammopathies (64 with IgM monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance-MGUS and 107 with smoldering Waldenström macroglobulinemia - SWM) who had a bone marrow (BM) evaluation performed at diagnosis. Abnormal free-light chain ratio (53% vs. 31%) and MYD88 mutation prevalence (66% vs. 30...
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In the current World Health Organization (WHO)-classification, therapy-related myelodysplastic syndromes (t-MDS) are categorized together with therapy-related acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and t-myelodysplastic/myeloproliferative neoplasms into one subgroup independent of morphologic or prognostic features. Analyzing data of 2087 t-MDS patients from...
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Background : The optimal prophylaxis regimen for graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) in the setting of single-locus mismatched unrelated donor (MMUD) allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (alloHSCT) is unclear. The use of high-dose post-transplant cyclophosphamide (PTCy) after haploidentical transplantation is effective at overcoming the...
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Accurate prognostic tools are crucial to assess the risk/benefit ratio of allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (allo-HCT) in myelofibrosis (MF) patients. We aimed to evaluate the performance of the Myelofibrosis Transplant Scoring System (MTSS) and identify risk factors for survival in a multicenter series of 197 MF patients undergoing all...
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Patients with polycythemia vera (PV) or essential thrombocythemia (ET) presenting with splanchnic vein thrombosis (SVT) might have a specific clinico-biological profile. To investigate this hypothesis, 3705 PV/ET patients from three national registers, 118 of them presenting with SVT, were reviewed. After correction for age and sex, PV/ET patients...
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Background Delayed haemolysis is a frequent adverse event after treatment with artesunate (AS). Removing once-infected “pitted” erythrocytes by the spleen is the most accepted mechanism of haemolysis in these cases. However, an increasing number of cases with positive direct antiglobulin test (DAT) haemolysis after AS have been reported. Methods A...
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Introduction: Acquired thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (aTTP) is a rare, but life-threatening, hematological disorder characterized by severe thrombocytopenia, hemolytic microangiopathic anemia, and frequent organ damage. The underlying pathophysiology of aTTP is a functional deficiency of plasma ADAMTS13 activity caused by antibodies directed...
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Se trata de la descripción de una serie de pacientes clínicamente diagnosticados de PTT adquirida (287 pacientes, 22 fallecimientos, 7,6% de mortalidad). Además, hemos analizado estadísticamente una selección de pacientes con PTTa confirmada (Déficit grave de ADAMTS13 + presencia de inhibidor) en su primer episodio de presentación (103 pacientes,...
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Background: The aim of the present study was to evaluate the association between prosthetic joint infection (PJI) after joint arthroplasty and the length of red blood cell (RBC) storage, timing of RBC transfusion, and the number of RBC units transfused. Study design and Methods: All patients who underwent a primary or revision joint artrhoplasty be...
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Abstract Over half of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) patients in deep molecular response do not lose the major molecular response (MMR) after stopping treatment with tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKI). This strategy is safe in clinical trials, but its applicability in the real-life setting remains unsettled. We describe the outcomes after TKI discont...
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Background: Allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (alloSCT) from unrelated donors mismatched (MMUD) at a single HLA-A, -B, -C, or -DRB1 locus (7/8) were previously reported to be associated with lower overall survival (OS) and disease-free survival (DFS), higher treatment-related mortality (TRM), and more acute graft-versus-host diseas...
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The current classification system for Myelodysplastic Syndromes lumps all therapy-related (tMDS) into one subgroup assuming all tMDS had the same poor prognosis. We have put together a database including 2032 patients with a diagnosis of tMDS from several different IWG centers and the MDS clinical research consortium. With the idea of developing an...
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Background and objective. An important proportion of patients with polycythemia vera (PV) and essential thrombocythemia (ET) are diagnosed in the seventh and eighth decades of life. Because of the chronic course of PV and ET and the advanced age of patients, many will actually die from age-related ailments instead of the myeloproliferative neoplasm...
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Introduction: Over half of patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) in sustained deep molecular remission do not lose the major molecular response (MMR) after stopping treatment with tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKI). This strategy is safe in controlled clinical trials, but there is scarce information on its applicability in the real-life settin...
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Background: An analytic-decision model was built to estimate the cost-effectiveness of using ferric carboxymaltose for pre-operative haemoglobin optimisation in patients with iron deficiency anaemia undergoing primary knee arthroplasty. Materials and methods: We simulated 20,000 patients who were randomly assigned to the haemoglobin optimisation...
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Smoldering multiple myeloma (SMM) is a biologically heterogeneous, clinically defined entity with a variable rate of progression to symptomatic multiple myeloma (MM). Reliable markers for progression are critical for the development of potential therapeutic interventions. We retrospectively evaluated the predictive value of the evolving pattern of...
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Prognostic models are widely used in clinical practice for transplant decision-making in myelofibrosis (MF). We have compared the performance of the International Prognostic Scoring System (IPSS), dynamic IPSS (DIPSS), and DIPSS-plus in a series of 544 patients with primary or secondary MF aged ≤ 70 years at the time of diagnosis. The median projec...
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The optimal prophylaxis regimen for graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) in the setting of mismatched unrelated donor (MMUD) allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (alloSCT) is not defined. The use of high-dose post-transplant cyclophosphamide (PTCy) in haploidentical transplantation has proven feasible and effective in overcoming the negat...
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Isolate loss of chromosome Y (-Y) in myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) is associated to a better outcome but it is also well described as an age-related phenomenon. In this study we aimed to analyze the prognostic impact of -Y in the context of the IPSS-R cytogenetic classification, evaluate the clinical significance of the percentage of metaphases w...
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The aim of the present study was to explore whether there is enhanced endothelial dysfunction in patients developing acute GvHD (aGvHD) after allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (allo-HCT) and to identify biomarkers with predictive and/or diagnostic value. In in vitro experiments, endothelial cells (ECs) were exposed to serum from patient...
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The International Prognostic Scoring System and its revised form (IPSS-R) are the most widely used indices for prognostic assessment of patients with myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), but can only partially account for the observed variation in patient outcomes. This study aimed to evaluate the relative contribution of patient condition and mutation...
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The influence of driver mutations on leukaemic transformation was analysed in 1747 patients with polycythaemia vera or essential thrombocythaemia. With a median follow-up of 7·2 years, 349 patients died and 62 progressed to acute leukaemia or myelodysplastic syndrome. Taking death as a competing risk, CALR genotype was associated with a lower risk...
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Background: Massive transfusion is the clinical scenario where the presumed adverse effects of stored blood are expected to be more evident because the whole patient's blood volume is replaced by stored blood. Objective: To analyse the association between age of transfused red blood cells (RBC) and survival in massively transfused patients. Met...
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Objective: To determine the financial and psycho-social impact of participation in clinical trials of patients with BCR/ABL-negative myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN). Methods: An international, observational cross section study was performed in 143 consecutive MPN patients (51% myelofibrosis, 36% polycythemia vera, 13% essential thrombocythemi...
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To determine whether a lower imatinib dose could minimize toxicity while maintaining the molecular response (MR), imatinib dose was reduced to 300 mg daily in 43 patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) in sustained deep molecular response to first-line imatinib 400 mg daily. At the time of dose reduction, median duration of the deep response w...
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Autologous hematopoietic cell transplantation (AHCT) is the standard of care for young patients with relapsed/refractory (R/R) Hodgkin’s lymphoma (HL). However, there is limited experience of its efficacy and feasibility in older patients. The characteristics and outcomes of 121 patients aged ≥50 years (42 of them are ≥60 years old) with R/R HL who...
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A 73-year-old man was diagnosed with primary myelofibrosis (PMF) after the incidental discovery of abnormalities in a blood test performed for the control of diabetes mellitus. The patient was asymptomatic. The spleen was palpable at 6 cm below the left costal margin. Hemoglobin was 10.9 g/dL; white
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Background Loss of chromosome Y (-Y) is observed in 4-10% of male MDS patients as a single cytogenetic abnormality, and is associated to a better outcome. -Y is also known to be an age related phenomenon occurring in 8-10% of elderly men. The clinical significance of -Y in MDS has been a matter of discussion. However, there is increasing evidence t...
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To develop a prognostic scoring system tailored for therapy-related myelodysplastic syndromes (tMDS), we put together a database containing 1933 patients (pts) with tMDS from Spanish, German, Swiss, Austrian, US, Italian, and Dutch centers diagnosed between 1975-2015. Complete data to calculate the IPSS and IPSS-R were available in 1603 pts. Examin...
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Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) are the commonest hematologic malignancies in the elderly. Since many patients with MDS actually die from age-related ailments, the very disease burden of MDS remains largely unknown. This registry-based study was aimed at investigating the excess mortality attributable to MDS. We analyzed 7,408 adult patients diagno...
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The role of antiplatelet therapy as primary prophylaxis of thrombosis in low-risk essential thrombocythemia has not been studied in randomized clinical trials. We assessed the benefit/risk of low-dose aspirin in 433 low-risk essential thrombocythemia patients (CALR-mutated n=271, JAK2V617F-mutated n=162) who were on antiplatelet therapy or observat...
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Purpose: Transfusion of packed red blood cells (RBCs) stored for >14 days has been associated with a higher risk of infection but there is no data about the impact in revision hip arthroplasty. Methods: We retrospectively reviewed 280 patients who underwent revision hip arthroplasty from January 2002 to May 2012. Relevant risk factors and prosth...
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Chromosomal translocations are rare in the myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) and chronic myelomonocytic leukemia (CMML). With the exception of t(3q), translocations are not explicitly considered in the cytogenetic classification of the IPSS-R and their impact on disease progression and patient survival is unknown. The present study was aimed at deter...
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Introduction and objectives: There is increasing knowledge on the relevance of danger signals activating the innate immune system in the pathogenesis of graft-versus-host disease (GvHD). Uric acid (UA) is a known danger signal that is released from injured cells during conditioning for allogeneic stem cell transplantation (alloSCT). UA has been ide...
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Background: The International Prognostic Scoring System (IPSS) for MDS has recently been revised (IPSS-R). However both scoring systems were developed after exclusion of therapy-related cases and data on its usefulness in treatment-related MDS (tMDS) is limited. Aims and Methods: We analyzed 1837 pts from Spanish, German, Swiss, Austrian, US, Itali...
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Introduction: The MDS are a group of clonal hematopoietic disorders characterized by blood cytopenias and increased risk of transformation into acute myeloid leukemia (AML). The MDS predominate in old people (median age at diagnosis > 70 years) so that a fraction of the observed mortality would be driven by age-related factors shared with the gener...
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Unexpected donation after circulatory determination of death (uDCD) liver transplantation is a complex procedure, in particular when it comes to perioperative recipient management. However, very little has been published to date regarding intraoperative and immediate postoperative care in this setting. Herein, we compare perioperative events in uDC...