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February 2018

SPP Journal Watch – February 2018 was prepared by Dr. Nicoleta Arva, MD/PhD, Pediatric Pathologist, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Chicago, IL.

  1. CDKN2A/B Deletion and Double-hit Mutations of the MAPK Pathway Underlie the Aggressive Behavior of Langerhans Cell Tumors. Xerri L, Adélaïde J, Popovici C, Garnier S, Guille A, Mescam-Mancini L, Laurent C, Brousset P, Coze C5, Michel G, Chaffanet M, Bouabdallah R, Coso D, Bertucci F, Birnbaum D. Am J Surg Pathol. 2018 Feb;42(2):150-159. PMID: 29194093

  2. The Influence of Tumor Stage on the Prognostic Value of Ki-67 Index and Mitotic Count in Small Intestinal Neuroendocrine Tumors. Sun Y, Lohse C, Smyrk T, Hobday T, Kroneman T, Zhang L. Am J Surg Pathol. 2018 Feb;42(2):247-255. PMID: 29016403

  3. Mucinous adenocarcinoma with lepidic pattern and with K-RAS mutation in a newborn with antenatal diagnosis of congenital pulmonary airway malformation. Olivier Stephanov, Yohan Robert, Florence De Fraipont, Christian Piolat and Hervé Sartelet. Histopathology. 2018 Feb;72(3):530-531. PMID: 28889407

  4. Pathology and genomics of pediatric melanoma: A critical reexamination and new insights. Armita Bahrami and Raymond L. Barnhill. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2018 Feb;65(2). PMID: 28895292

  5. Analysis of infantile fibrosarcoma reveals extensive T-cell responses within tumors: Implications for immunotherapy. Hua Zhu, Song Gu, Minzhi Yin, Min Shi, Chao Xin, Jianmin Zhu, Jing Wang, Siqi Huang, Chenjie Xie, Jing Ma, Ci Pan, Jingyan Tang, Min Xu and Xue-Feng Bai. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2018 Feb;65(2). PMID: 28921877

  6. Hepatic Vascular Tumors in the Neonate: Angiosarcoma. Courtney Kiser McLean, Judy H. Squires, Miguel Reyes-Múgica, Andrew McCormick, Burhan Mahmood. J Pediatr. 2018 Feb;193:245-248. PMID: 29198544

  7. Circumscribed/non-diffuse histology confers a better prognosis in H3K27M-mutant gliomas. Pratt D, Natarajan SK, Banda A, Giannini C, Vats P, Koschmann C, Mody R, Chinnaiyan A, Venneti S. Acta Neuropathol. 2018 Feb;135(2):299-301. PMID: 29302777

  8. Next-Generation Sequencing Identifies Gene Mutations That Are Predictive of Malignancy in Residual Needle Rinses Collected From Fine-Needle Aspirations of Thyroid Nodules. Maren Y. Fuller, Dina Mody, April Hull, Kristi Pepper, Heather Hendrickson and Randall Olsen. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2018 Feb;142(2):178-183. PMID: 28537807

  9. TERT-mediated and ATRX-mediated Telomere Maintenance and Neuroblastoma. Duan XF, Zhao Q. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2018 Jan;40(1):1-6. PMID: 28452859

  10. Pediatric soft tissue tumor of the upper arm with LMNA-NTRK1 fusion. Kohsaka S, Saito T, Akaike K, Suehara Y, Hayashi T, Takagi T, Kaneko K, Ueno T, Kojima S, Kohashi KI, Mano H, Oda Y, Yao T. Hum Pathol. 2017 Aug 26. pii: S0046-8177(17)30299-X. PMID: 28851664

  11. Mutational status of NRAS, KRAS, and PTPN11 genes is associated with genetic/cytogenetic features in children with B-precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Der-Cherng Liang, Shih-Hsiang Chen, Hsi-Che Liu, Chao-Ping Yang, Ting-Chi Yeh, Tang-Her Jaing, Iou-Jih Hung, Jen-Yin Hou, Tung-Huei Lin, Chun-Hui Lin and Lee-Yung Shih. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2018 Feb;65(2). PMID: 28853218

  12. Comprehensive genetic analysis of donor cell derived leukemia with KMT2A rearrangement. Rieko Taniguchi, Hideki Muramatsu, Yusuke Okuno, Kyogo Suzuki, Satoshi Obu, Masahiro Nakatochi, Teppei Shimamura, Yoshiyuki Takahashi, Yasuo Horikoshi, Kenichiro Watanabe and Seiji Kojima. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2018 Feb;65(2). PMID: 28921816

  13. Single-cell whole exome and targeted sequencing in NPM1/FLT3 positive pediatric acute myeloid leukemia. Christiane Walter, Christian Pozzorini, Katarina Reinhardt, Robert Geffers, Zhenyu Xu, Dirk Reinhardt, Nils von Neuhoff and Helmut Hanenberg. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2018 Feb;65(2). PMID: 29090521

  14. Genetic heterogeneity of uncharacterized childhood autoimmune diseases with lymphoproliferation. Masatoshi Takagi, Akihiro Hoshino, Kenichi Yoshida, Hiroo Ueno, Kohsuke Imai, Jinhua Piao, Hirokazu Kanegane, Motoi Yamashita, Tsubasa Okano, Hideki Muramatsu, Yusuke Okuno, Yuichi Shiraishi, Kenichi Chiba, Hiroko Tanaka, Satoru Miyano, Seishi Ogawa, Yasuhide Hayashi, Seiji Kojima and Tomohiro Morio. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2018 Feb;65(2). PMID: 28960754

  15. Isolated myeloperoxidase expression in pediatric B/myeloid mixed phenotype acute leukemia is linked with better survival. Sunil S. Raikar, Sunita I. Park, Traci Leong, David L. Jaye, Frank G. Keller, John T. Horan, and William G. Woods. Blood. 2017 Dec 9. pii: blood-2017-09-807602. PMID: 29223952

  16. Restoration of polr1c in Early Embryogenesis Rescues the Type 3 Treacher Collins Syndrome Facial Malformation Phenotype in Zebrafish. Kwong EML, Ho JCH, Lau MCC, You MS, Jiang YJ, Tse WKF. Am J Pathol. 2018 Feb;188(2):336-342. PMID: 29128566

  17. OTUD7A Regulates Neurodevelopmental Phenotypes in the 15q13.3 Microdeletion Syndrome. Mohammed Uddin, Brianna K. Unda, Vickie Kwan, Nicholas T. Holzapfel, Sean H. White, Leon Chalil, Marc Woodbury-Smith, Karen S. Ho, Erin Harward, Nadeem Murtaza, Biren Dave, Giovanna Pellecchia, Lia D’Abate, Thomas Nalpathamkalam, Sylvia Lamoureux, John Wei, Marsha Speevak, James Stavropoulos, Kristin J. Hope, Brad W. Doble, Jacob Nielsen, E. Robert Wassman, Stephen W. Scherer, Karun K. Singh. Am J Hum Genet. 2018 Feb 1;102(2):278-295. PMID: 29395074

  18. Tuberous sclerosis complex-associated CNS abnormalities depend on hyperactivation of mTORC1 and Akt. Zordan P, Cominelli M, Cascino F, Tratta E, Poliani PL, Galli R. J Clin Invest. 2018 Feb 1. pii: 96342. doi: 10.1172/JCI96342. PMID: 29389670

  19. Zinc transporter Slc39a8 is essential for cardiac ventricular compaction. Lin W, Li D, Cheng L, Li L, Liu F, Hand NJ, Epstein JA, Rader DJ. J Clin Invest. 2018 Feb 1;128(2):826-833.. PMID: 29337306

  20. History of Childhood Kidney Disease and Risk of Adult End-Stage Renal Disease. Calderon-Margalit R, Golan E, Twig G, Leiba A, Tzur D, Afek A, Skorecki K, Vivante A. N Engl J Med. 2018 Feb 1;378(5):428-438. PMID: 29385364

  21. Epigenetic Mechanisms of ATM Activation after Helicobacter pylori Infection. Santos JC, Gambeloni RZ, Roque AT, Oeck S, Ribeiro ML. Am J Pathol. 2018 Feb;188(2):329-335. PMID: 29128564

  22. Small bowel stenosis: a manifestation of chronic graft-versus-host disease in children? Tordjman M, Ouachee M, Bonnard A, Tilea B, Yakouben K, Viala J, Peuchmaur M, Berrebi D. Hum Pathol. 2017 Sep 9. pii: S0046-8177(17)30323-4. PMID: 28899741

  23. Inflammatory and infectious manifestations of immunodeficiency in the gastrointestinal tract. Panarelli NC, Yantiss RK. Mod Pathol. 2018 Feb 5. doi: 10.1038/s41379-018-0015-9. Review. PMID: 29403083

  24. Exposure to Gastric Acid Inhibitors Increases the Risk of Infection in Preterm Very Low Birth Weight Infants but Concomitant Administration of Lactoferrin Counteracts This Effect. Paolo Manzoni, Ruben García Sánchez, Michael Meyer, Ilaria Stolfi, Lorenza Pugni, Hubert Messner, Silvia Cattani, Pasqua Maria Betta, Luigi Memo, Lidia Decembrino, Lina Bollani, Matteo Rinaldi, Maria Fioretti, Michele Quercia, Milena Maule, Elena Tavella, Alessandro Mussa, Chryssoula Tzialla, Nicola Laforgia, Fabio Mosca, Rosario Magaldi, Michael Mostert, Daniele Farina on behalf of the Italian Task Force for the Study, and Prevention of Neonatal Fungal Infections and the Italian Society of Neonatology. J Pediatr. 2018 Feb;193:62-67. PMID: 29198543

  25. Periconception Exposure to Air Pollution and Risk of Congenital Malformations. Sheng Ren, Erin Haynes, Eric Hall, Monir Hossain, Aimin Chen, Louis Muglia, Long Lu, Emily DeFranco. J Pediatr. 2018 Feb;193:76-84. PMID: 29237538

  26. Placental Findings and Effect of Prophylactic Hydrocortisone in Extremely Preterm Infants. Alice Héneau, Fabien Guimiot, Damir Mohamed, Aline Rideau Batista Novais, Corinne Alberti, Olivier Baud, for the PREMILOC Trial study group. Pediatrics. Feb 2018, 141 (2) e20171788; DOI: 10.1542/peds.2017-1788. PMID: 29348196

  27. Identification of haptoglobin switch-on status in archived placental specimens indicates antenatal exposure to inflammation and potential participation of the fetus in triggering preterm birth. McCarthy ME, Buhimschi CS, Hardy JT, Dulay AT, Laky CA, Bahtyiar MO, Papanna R, Zhao G, Buhimschi IA. Placenta. 2018 Feb;62:50-57. PMID: 29405967

  28. Decreased expression of fibroblast growth factor 13 in early-onset preeclampsia is associated with the increased trophoblast permeability. Yue X, Sun Y, Zhong M, Ma Y, Wei Y, Sun F, Xiao L, Liu M, Chen J, Lai Y, Yan C, Huang L, Yu Ys. Placenta. 2018 Feb;62:43-49. PMID: 29405966

  29. PBX transcription factors drive pulmonary vascular adaptation to birth. McCulley DJ, Wienhold MD, Hines EA, Hacker TA, Rogers A, Pewowaruk RJ, Zewdu R, Chesler NC, Selleri L, Sun X. J Clin Invest. 2018 Feb 1;128(2):655-667. PMID: 29251627

  30. Innate and adaptive lymphocytes sequentially shape the gut microbiota and lipid metabolism. Mao K, Baptista AP, Tamoutounour S, Zhuang L, Bouladoux N, Martins AJ, Huang Y, Gerner MY, Belkaid Y, Germain RN. Nature. 2018 Feb 8;554(7691):255-259. PMID: 29364878

  31. Precision of CAPILLARYS 2 for the Detection of Hemoglobin Variants Based on Their Migration Positions Riou J, Szuberski J, Godart C, Wajcman H, Oliveira JL, Hoyer JD, Bardakdjian-Michau J. Am J Clin Pathol. 2018 Jan 29;149(2):172-180. PMID: 29365076

  32. Loss of NRF2 function exacerbates the pathophysiology of sickle cell disease in a transgenic mouse model. Xingguo Zhu, Caixia Xi, Bobby Thomas, and Betty S. Pace. Blood. 2017 Dec 18. pii: blood-2017-10-810531. PMID: 29255069

  33. Gene therapy for hemophilia. Steven W. Pipe. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2018 Feb;65(2). PMID: 29077262

  34. Accuracy of the Urinalysis for Urinary Tract Infections in Febrile Infants 60 Days and Younger. Leah Tzimenatos, Prashant Mahajan, Peter S. Dayan, Melissa Vitale, James G. Linakis, Stephen Blumberg, Dominic Borgialli, Richard M. Ruddy, John Van Buren, Octavio Ramilo, Nathan Kuppermann, for the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN). Pediatrics. Feb 2018, 141 (2) e20173068; DOI: 10.1542/peds.2017-3068. PMID: 29339564

  35. Reducing Unnecessary Imaging and Pathology Tests: A Systematic Review. Harriet Hiscock, Rachel Jane Neely, Hayley Warren, Jason Soon, Andrew Georgiou. Pediatrics. Feb 2018, 141 (2) e20172862; DOI: 10.1542/peds.2017-2862. PMID: 29382686
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