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Göttingen, Germany

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Göttingen, Germany
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Braulke F.,University Medicine of Goettingen | Schulz X.,University Medicine of Goettingen | Germing U.,Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf | Schuler E.,Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf | And 19 more authors.
Annals of Hematology | Year: 2017

Transfusion-dependent patients with low- or intermediate-1-risk myelodysplastic syndrome, <5% bone marrow (BM) blasts and isolated 5q-deletion received lenalidomide within the German MDS study group phase-II clinical trial LE-MON-5 (EudraCT:2008-001866-10) of the University of Duesseldorf, Germany. Cytogenetic monitoring was performed by chromosome banding analyses (CBA) of BM cells and fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) analyses of peripheral blood (PB) mononuclear CD34+ cells using extended probe panels. Out of 144 patients screened for study enrollment, 24% failed to meet inclusion criteria due to cytogenetic findings. Eighty-seven patients were followed with a median observation time of 30 months. Cytogenetic response detected by FISH and CBA in 74 and 66% of patients, respectively, was predictive for hematologic response as well as of high prognostic relevance. After 2 years, AML rate was 8% for all patients. Karyotype evolution was detected in 21 (FISH)–34% (CBA) of patients associated with significantly shorter AML-free survival. Disease progression was first detectable on the cytogenetic level on average 5–6 months before recurrence of transfusion dependence. Our data show for the first time in a prospective setting that a cytogenetic monitoring from the PB helps to early identify treatment failure and progressive disease in lenalidomide-treated patients to improve clinical management. Trial registration: EudraCT:2008-001866-10. © 2017, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.


Braulke F.,University Medicine of Goettingen | Muller-Thomas C.,TU Munich | Gotze K.,TU Munich | Platzbecker U.,TU Dresden | And 21 more authors.
Genes Chromosomes and Cancer | Year: 2015

In myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), deletion of the short arm of chromosome 12 (del(12p)) is usually a small abnormality, rarely detected as a single aberration by chromosome banding analysis (CBA) of bone marrow metaphases. Del(12p) has been described in 0.6 to 5% of MDS patients at initial diagnosis and is associated with a good to intermediate prognosis as a sole anomaly according to current scoring systems. Here, we present the results of a systematic del(12p) testing in a German prospective diagnostic study (clinicaltrials.gov: NCT01355913) on 367 MDS patients in whom CD34+ peripheral blood cells were analysed for the presence of del(12p) by sequential fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) analyses. A cohort of 2,902 previously published MDS patients diagnosed by CBA served as control. We demonstrate that, using a sensitive FISH technique, 12p deletion occurs significantly more frequently in MDS than previously described (7.6% by CD34+ PB-FISH vs. 1.6% by CBA, P < 0.001) and is often associated with other aberrations (93% by CD34+ PB-FISH vs. 60% by CBA). Additionally, the detection rate can be increased by repeated analyses in a patient over time which is important for the patientś prognosis to distinguish a sole anomaly from double or complex aberrations. To our knowledge, this is the first study to screen for 12p deletions with a suitable probe for ETV6/TEL in 12p13. Our data suggest that the supplement of a probe for the detection of a 12p deletion to common FISH probe panels helps to avoid missing a del(12p), especially as part of more complex aberrations. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.


PubMed | Marienhospital, Medical University of Vienna, University Medicine of Goettingen, Albert Ludwigs University of Freiburg and 14 more.
Type: Comparative Study | Journal: Genes, chromosomes & cancer | Year: 2015

In myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), deletion of the short arm of chromosome 12 (del(12p)) is usually a small abnormality, rarely detected as a single aberration by chromosome banding analysis (CBA) of bone marrow metaphases. Del(12p) has been described in 0.6 to 5% of MDS patients at initial diagnosis and is associated with a good to intermediate prognosis as a sole anomaly according to current scoring systems. Here, we present the results of a systematic del(12p) testing in a German prospective diagnostic study (clinicaltrials.gov: NCT01355913) on 367 MDS patients in whom CD34+ peripheral blood cells were analysed for the presence of del(12p) by sequential fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) analyses. A cohort of 2,902 previously published MDS patients diagnosed by CBA served as control. We demonstrate that, using a sensitive FISH technique, 12p deletion occurs significantly more frequently in MDS than previously described (7.6% by CD34+ PB-FISH vs. 1.6% by CBA, P < 0.001) and is often associated with other aberrations (93% by CD34+ PB-FISH vs. 60% by CBA). Additionally, the detection rate can be increased by repeated analyses in a patient over time which is important for the patients prognosis to distinguish a sole anomaly from double or complex aberrations. To our knowledge, this is the first study to screen for 12p deletions with a suitable probe for ETV6/TEL in 12p13. Our data suggest that the supplement of a probe for the detection of a 12p deletion to common FISH probe panels helps to avoid missing a del(12p), especially as part of more complex aberrations.


PubMed | University of Greifswald, University of Stirling and University Medicine of Goettingen
Type: Journal Article | Journal: Assessment | Year: 2016

The Quality Of Life after BRain Injury (QOLIBRI) consortium has developed a short six-item scale (QOLIBRI-OS) to screen health-related quality of life after traumatic brain injury. The goal of the current study is to examine further psychometric qualities of the Quality Of Life after BRain Injury-Overall Scale (QOLIBRI-OS) at the item level using Rasch analysis with particular emphasis on the operating characteristics of the items.A total of 921 participants with traumatic brain injury were recruited. The analysis sample was restricted to 795 participants with Glasgow Coma Score and Glasgow Outcome Score-Extended available in order to ensure a well-characterized sample.Overall fit statistics indicate sufficient reliability of the QOLIBRI-OS. The assumption of unidimensionality could be confirmed with reservation. The range of item locations is small, whereas item thresholds cover a wide range of the latent trait. The majority of parameter estimations for all class intervals of the respective test are in accordance with the model assumptions.The results show that, despite marginal misfits to the model, the six items representing the QOLIBRI-OS could establish a Rasch scale.


Braulke F.,University Medicine of Goettingen | Platzbecker U.,TU Dresden | Muller-Thomas C.,TU Munich | Gotze K.,TU Munich | And 26 more authors.
Haematologica | Year: 2015

International Prognostic Scoring Systems are used to determine the individual risk profile of myelodysplastic syndrome patients. For the assessment of International Prognostic Scoring Systems, an adequate chromosome banding analysis of the bone marrow is essential. Cytogenetic information is not available for a substantial number of patients (5%-20%) with dry marrow or an insufficient number of metaphase cells. For these patients, a valid risk classification is impossible. In the study presented here, the International Prognostic Scoring Systems were validated based on fluorescence in situ hybridization analyses using extended probe panels applied to cluster of differentiation 34 positive (CD34+) peripheral blood cells of 328 MDS patients of our prospective multicenter German diagnostic study and compared to chromosome banding results of 2902 previously published patients with myelodysplastic syndromes. For cytogenetic risk classification by fluorescence in situ hybridization analyses of CD34+ peripheral blood cells, the groups differed significantly for overall and leukemia-free survival by uni- and multivariate analyses without discrepancies between treated and untreated patients. Including cytogenetic data of fluorescence in situ hybridization analyses of peripheral CD34+ blood cells (instead of bone marrow banding analysis) into the complete International Prognostic Scoring System assessment, the prognostic risk groups separated significantly for overall and leukemia-free survival. Our data show that a reliable stratification to the risk groups of the International Prognostic Scoring Systems is possible from peripheral blood in patients with missing chromosome banding analysis by using a comprehensive probe panel (clinicaltrials.gov identifier:01355913). ©2015 Ferrata Storti Foundation.


PubMed | Marienhospital, University Medicine of Goettingen, Albert Ludwigs University of Freiburg, University of Chicago and 14 more.
Type: Journal Article | Journal: Haematologica | Year: 2015

International Prognostic Scoring Systems are used to determine the individual risk profile of myelodysplastic syndrome patients. For the assessment of International Prognostic Scoring Systems, an adequate chromosome banding analysis of the bone marrow is essential. Cytogenetic information is not available for a substantial number of patients (5%-20%) with dry marrow or an insufficient number of metaphase cells. For these patients, a valid risk classification is impossible. In the study presented here, the International Prognostic Scoring Systems were validated based on fluorescence in situ hybridization analyses using extended probe panels applied to cluster of differentiation 34 positive (CD34(+)) peripheral blood cells of 328 MDS patients of our prospective multicenter German diagnostic study and compared to chromosome banding results of 2902 previously published patients with myelodysplastic syndromes. For cytogenetic risk classification by fluorescence in situ hybridization analyses of CD34(+) peripheral blood cells, the groups differed significantly for overall and leukemia-free survival by uni- and multivariate analyses without discrepancies between treated and untreated patients. Including cytogenetic data of fluorescence in situ hybridization analyses of peripheral CD34(+) blood cells (instead of bone marrow banding analysis) into the complete International Prognostic Scoring System assessment, the prognostic risk groups separated significantly for overall and leukemia-free survival. Our data show that a reliable stratification to the risk groups of the International Prognostic Scoring Systems is possible from peripheral blood in patients with missing chromosome banding analysis by using a comprehensive probe panel (clinicaltrials.gov identifier:01355913).


Marcello A.,University Medicine of Goettingen | Wirths O.,University Medicine of Goettingen | Schneider-Axmann T.,University Medicine of Goettingen | Degerman-Gunnarsson M.,Uppsala University Hospital | And 2 more authors.
Neurobiology of Aging | Year: 2011

In the present work, we investigated the level of IgM autoantibodies directed against different Aβ epitopes as potential diagnostic biomarker for Alzheimer's disease (AD). Anti-Aβ autoantibody levels were measured in 75 plasma samples from patients with AD, individuals with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), and healthy age- and sex-matched controls (HC). To validate the presence of anti-Aβ IgMs, pooled plasma samples were subjected to gel-filtration analysis. The mean level of pGluAβ-IgM (N-terminal truncated starting at position three with pyroglutamate) was significantly decreased in AD patients as compared to HC. In the group of MCI patients there was a significant positive correlation between pGluAβ-IgM and cognitive decline analyzed by MMSE (rho = 0.58, d.f = 13, p = 0.022). These observations indicate that the level of IgM autoantibodies against pGluAβ is a promising plasma biomarker for AD and correlates with the cognitive status of individuals at risk to develop AD. © 2009 Elsevier Inc.

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