Publications of Bernard DE PRIJCK
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See detailDual-tracer PET/CT scan after injection of combined [ 18 F]NaF and [ 18 F]FDG outperforms MRI in the detection of myeloma lesions
WITHOFS, Nadia ULiege; Beguin, Yves ULiege; COUSIN, François ULiege et al

in Hematological Oncology (2019), 37

The detection rates of whole-body combined [ 18 F]NaF/[ 18 F]FDG positron emission tomography combined with computed tomography (PET/CT), CT alone, whole-body magnetic resonance imaging (WB-MRI), and X ... [more ▼]

The detection rates of whole-body combined [ 18 F]NaF/[ 18 F]FDG positron emission tomography combined with computed tomography (PET/CT), CT alone, whole-body magnetic resonance imaging (WB-MRI), and X-ray were prospectively studied in patients with treatment-requiring plasma cell disorders The detection rates of imaging techniques were compared, and focal lesions were classified according to their anatomic location. Twenty-six out of 30 initially included patients were assessable. The number of focal lesions detected in newly diagnosed patients (n = 13) and in relapsed patients (n = 13) were 296 and 234, respectively. The detection rate of PET/CT was significantly higher than those of WB-MRI (P < 0.05) and CT (P < 0.0001) both in patients with newly diagnosed and in those with relapsed multiple myeloma (MM). The X-ray detection rate was significantly lower than those of all other techniques, while CT detected more lesions compared with WB-MRI at diagnosis (P = 0.025). With regard to the infiltration patters, relapsed patients presented more diffuse patterns, and more focal lesions located in the limbs compared with newly diagnosed patients. In conclusion, the detection rate of [ 18 F]NaF/[ 18 F]FDG PET/CT was significantly higher than those of CT, MRI, and X-ray, while the detection rate of X-rays was significantly lower than those of all other imaging techniques except for focal lesions located in the skull. © 2019 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. [less ▲]

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See detailA First Report on [(18)F]FPRGD2 PET/CT Imaging in Multiple Myeloma.
WITHOFS, Nadia ULiege; COUSIN, François ULiege; DE PRIJCK, Bernard ULiege et al

in Contrast Media and Molecular Imaging (2017), 2017

An observational study was set up to assess the feasibility of [(18)F]FPRGD2 PET/CT for imaging patients with multiple myeloma (MM) and to compare its detection rate with low dose CT alone and combined ... [more ▼]

An observational study was set up to assess the feasibility of [(18)F]FPRGD2 PET/CT for imaging patients with multiple myeloma (MM) and to compare its detection rate with low dose CT alone and combined [(18)F]NaF/[(18)F]FDG PET/CT images. Four patients (2 newly diagnosed patients and 2 with relapsed MM) were included and underwent whole-body PET/CT after injection of [(18)F]FPRGD2. The obtained images were compared with results of low dose CT and already available results of a combined [(18)F]NaF/[(18)F]FDG PET/CT. In total, 81 focal lesions (FLs) were detected with PET/CT and an underlying bone destruction or fracture was seen in 72 (89%) or 8 (10%) FLs, respectively. Fewer FLs (54%) were detected by [(18)F]FPRGD2 PET/CT compared to low dose CT (98%) or [(18)F]NaF/[(18)F]FDG PET/CT (70%) and all FLs detected with [(18)F]FPRGD2 PET were associated with an underlying bone lesion. In one newly diagnosed patient, more [(18)F]FPRGD2 positive lesions were seen than [(18)F]NaF/[(18)F]FDG positive lesions. This study suggests that [(18)F]FPRGD2 PET/CT might be less useful for the detection of myeloma lesions in patients with advanced disease as all FLs with [(18)F]FPRGD2 uptake were already detected with CT alone. [less ▲]

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See detailUpdate on therapy of relapsed and refractory multiple myeloma
Vekemans, M-C.; Beel, K.; CAERS, Jo ULiege et al

in Belgian Journal of Hematology (2017), 8

The prognosis for multiple myeloma patients has improved substantially over the past decade with the development of more effective chemotherapeutic agents and regimens that possess a high level of anti ... [more ▼]

The prognosis for multiple myeloma patients has improved substantially over the past decade with the development of more effective chemotherapeutic agents and regimens that possess a high level of anti-tumour activity. However, nearly all multiple myeloma patients ultimately relapse, even those who experience a complete response to initial therapy. Management of relapsed disease remains a critical aspect of multiple myeloma care and an important area of ongoing research. This manuscript from the Belgian Haematology Society multiple myeloma subgroup provides some recommendations on the management of relapsed disease. [less ▲]

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See detailHaemolytic crisis induced by rasburicase administration revealing G-6-PD deficiency
SID, Sélim ULiege; Dugauquier, Christophe; DE PRIJCK, Bernard ULiege et al

in Belgian Journal of Hematology (2015), 6(2), 74-78

We present a patient with Burkitt's lymphoma who suffered a severe haemolytic crisis after treatment with rasburicase. This case report underlines the high incidence of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase ... [more ▼]

We present a patient with Burkitt's lymphoma who suffered a severe haemolytic crisis after treatment with rasburicase. This case report underlines the high incidence of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency in some ethnic groups and the importance of a detailed patient and family history before starting treatment, even in case of emergency. Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase is an essential enzyme since it makes the synthesis of NADPH + H from NADP possible, which determines the reducing power (NADPH) of the cell. Every defect in this physiological process, notably glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency, may thus result simultaneously with the use of rasburicase in acute or chronic haemolysis according to the importance of the deficiency. Management is based on stopping the incriminated drug and on supportive therapy consisting of administering packed red blood cells if the anaemia is poorly tolerated. [less ▲]

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See detailBHS guidelines for the treatment of Burkitt lymphoma
BONNET, Christophe ULiege; Janssens, A.; Wu, KL. et al

in Belgian Journal of Hematology (2015), 6(2), 61-69

Burkitt lymphoma (BL) is a rare but very aggressive non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma characterized by an isolated translocation t(8;14)(q24;q32). The sporadic form is the subentity most frequently encountered in ... [more ▼]

Burkitt lymphoma (BL) is a rare but very aggressive non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma characterized by an isolated translocation t(8;14)(q24;q32). The sporadic form is the subentity most frequently encountered in our country. Diagnosis and initial work-up must be completed rapidly to start treatment as soon as possible. Positron emission tomography (PET) scan is useful for initial staging and to evaluate the chemosensitivity of the tumor during and after treatment. After debulking, it is recommended to add rituximab to chemotherapy. Currently intensive short-cycle chemotherapies (ISCC) and low intensity chemotherapies (LIC) are two valuable options. Radiotherapy is not indicated except in case of central nervous system involvement. Patients achieving complete remission must be followed carefully during the first year to detect recurrence of the disease. More than 80% of patients sustain their remission one year following initial treatment and are considered cured. For patients in partial remission or with chemosensitive relapse, autologous stem cell transplantation is recommended following re-induction with non-cross-resistant polychemotherapy. Monitoring complete blood counts and cognitive functions is important to detect late toxicity of the applied therapies. [less ▲]

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See detailHemolytic crisis induced by rasburicase administration revealing G-6-PD deficiency.
SID, Sélim ULiege; Dugauquier, D.; DE PRIJCK, Bernard ULiege et al

in Belgian Journal of Hematology (2014)

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See detailLeucémie myélomonocytaire chronique : diagnostic et thérapeutique
HAFRAOUI, Kaoutar ULiege; DE PRIJCK, Bernard ULiege; Beguin, Yves ULiege

in Revue Médicale Suisse (2013), 9

Chronic myelomonocytic leukemia (CMML) is a disease typically of the elderly. It is suspected when monocytosis reaches IOOO/fil. It may be associated with «B» symptoms (fever, sweating, and weight loss ... [more ▼]

Chronic myelomonocytic leukemia (CMML) is a disease typically of the elderly. It is suspected when monocytosis reaches IOOO/fil. It may be associated with «B» symptoms (fever, sweating, and weight loss) but also visceral, skin and autoimmune complications. Current treatment strategies aim at reducing the symptoms and have no curative goals. In this context hypomethylating agents have shown a good efficacy. Allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) remains the only curative option but remains difficult to perform in elderly patients population, even if transplantation with a reduced intensity conditioning has reduced the risks. A new prognostic scoring helps to recognize the patients with poor prognosis and to better selected candidates for the HSCT. [less ▲]

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See detailChimiothérapie, immunodépression et cancers secondaires : rapport d'un cas clinique
COLLINS, Patrick ULiege; Vijgen, S.; DE PRIJCK, Bernard ULiege et al

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2013), 7-8

We report the case of a multi-metastatic mucinous adenocarcinoma of the colon discovered pre-mortem in a patient with a history of multiple myeloma. This case gives the opportunity to discuss the ... [more ▼]

We report the case of a multi-metastatic mucinous adenocarcinoma of the colon discovered pre-mortem in a patient with a history of multiple myeloma. This case gives the opportunity to discuss the prognostic value of histological typing of colorectal cancer and secondary neoplasms to chemotherapy and/or immunodepression. [less ▲]

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See detailDarbepoetin-alfa and intravenous iron administration after autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation : A prospective multicenter randomized trial
BEGUIN, Yves ULiege; Maertens, Johan; DE PRIJCK, Bernard ULiege et al

in American Journal of Hematology (2013), 88

We conducted a randomized study analyzing the impact of darbepoetin alfa (DA) administration with or without intravenous (i.v.) iron on erythroid recovery after autologous hematopoietic cell ... [more ▼]

We conducted a randomized study analyzing the impact of darbepoetin alfa (DA) administration with or without intravenous (i.v.) iron on erythroid recovery after autologous hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT). Patients were randomized between no DA (Arm 1), DA 300 lg every 2 weeks starting on Day 28 after HCT (Arm 2), or DA plus i.v. iron 200 mg on Days 28, 42, and 56 (Arm 3). The proportion achieving complete hemoglobin (Hb) response within 18 weeks (primary end point) was 21% in Arm 1 (n524), 79% in Arm 2 (n525), and 100% in Arm 3 (n523; P < 0.0001). Erythropoietic response was shown to be significantly higher in Arm 3 (n546) than in Arm 2 (n550; P50.008), resulting in lower DA use, reduced drug costs, and improved quality of life scores, but the effect on transfusions was not significant. In multivariate analysis, DA administration (P< 0.0001), i.v. iron administration (P50.0010), high baseline Hb (P< 0.0001), and low baseline creatinine (P50.0458) were independently associated with faster achievement of complete Hb response. In conclusion, DA is highly effective to ensure full erythroid reconstitution after autologous HCT when started on Day 28 post-transplant. I.v. iron sucrose further improves erythroid recovery. [less ▲]

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See detailTreatment of peripheral T-cell lymphomas: recommendations of the Belgian Hematological Society (BHS).
Van Obbergh, F.; Van Hoof, A.; Verhoef, G. et al

in Belgian Journal of Hematology (2013), 4 (3)

The sub-committee on lymphoproliferative disorders of the Belgian Hematological Society has met several times to prepare guidelines on the management of patients with peripheral T-cell lymphomas. Each ... [more ▼]

The sub-committee on lymphoproliferative disorders of the Belgian Hematological Society has met several times to prepare guidelines on the management of patients with peripheral T-cell lymphomas. Each panellist's expert provided interpretation of the evidence, based on literature review and personal experience. The available evidence was systematically discussed prior to formulating recommendations. A systematic approach to obtain consensus of expert opinion was used. After each meeting, the draft guideline was circulated to all experts for comment and approval. The present guidelines focus on general management of peripheral T-cell lymphomas with special emphasis on more specific disease-adapted stratégies. [less ▲]

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See detailSpontaneous pneumomediastinum caused by bleomycin-induced pneumonitis
FRUSCH, Nicolas ULiege; SERVAIS, Sophie ULiege; DE PRIJCK, Bernard ULiege et al

in Acta Clinica Belgica (2012)

We report the case of a 24-yr-old woman treated for lymphoma who developed bleomycin-induced intersitial pneumonia. This interstitial pneumonia was complicated by spontaneous pneumomediastinum ... [more ▼]

We report the case of a 24-yr-old woman treated for lymphoma who developed bleomycin-induced intersitial pneumonia. This interstitial pneumonia was complicated by spontaneous pneumomediastinum. Pneumomediastinum is an unfrequent side effect of high dose bleomycin-induced pneumonitis (BIP) and we describe the first case occurring with low-dose of bleomycin. [less ▲]

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See detailPanhypopituitarism and diabetus insipidus in a patient with primary central nervous system lymphoma
Malaise, Olivier ULiege; FRUSCH, Nicolas ULiege; BECK, Emmanuel ULiege et al

in Leukemia and Lymphoma (2012), 53(12), 2515-16

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See detailPrise en charge du lymphome B diffus à grandes cellules en 2012
Bonnet, Christophe ULiege; DE PRIJCK, Bernard ULiege; LEJEUNE, Marie ULiege et al

in Revue Médicale Suisse (2012), 8

Diffuse Large B Cells Lymphoma (DLBCLI is the mast comman non-Hodgkin Iymphoma and comprises a large numberof different entities with different clinico-pathological characteristics. The role of positron ... [more ▼]

Diffuse Large B Cells Lymphoma (DLBCLI is the mast comman non-Hodgkin Iymphoma and comprises a large numberof different entities with different clinico-pathological characteristics. The role of positron emission tomography is essential dudog the Ini tial staging and post treatment assessment, and potentially at early or mid-treatmentevaluation of response. First-line therapy comprises immuno-chemotherapy with rituximab and different cytotox ic agents that differforcomponents, dosages and frequency of administration taking worldwlderecognized pre-treatment prognostic variables into account. After relapse, peripheral blood stem cells transplantation remains the only chance of cu re. This review attempts to summarize the current state of our knowledge by highlighting the leads pursued to further improve current therapeutic results. [less ▲]

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See detailLymphome du manteau : prise en charge 2011
Bonnet, Christophe ULiege; CAERS, Jo ULiege; DE PRIJCK, Bernard ULiege et al

in Revue Médicale Suisse (2011), 7

Le lymphome du manteau (LM) représente 6% des lymphomes non hodgkiniens (LNH). Le diagnostic repose sur l'immunophénotypage et la démonstration de la présence de la location entre les chromosomes 11 et 14 ... [more ▼]

Le lymphome du manteau (LM) représente 6% des lymphomes non hodgkiniens (LNH). Le diagnostic repose sur l'immunophénotypage et la démonstration de la présence de la location entre les chromosomes 11 et 14, avec surexpression de la cycline D1. Le traitement de première ligne du sujet jeune associe trois cures de R-CHOP21 alternées avec trois cures de R-DHAP21, suivies d'une autogreffe conditionnée par irradiation corporelle totale, cyclophosphamide et aracytine. Le sujet de plus de 65 ans peut bénéficier de huit cures de R-CHOP21. L'intérêt du traitement de maintenance est en cours d'évaluation. L'allogreffe de cellules souches hématopoïétiques offre une chance de guérison aux patients en rechute en bon état général. Les traitements ciblés permettront une amélioration du pronostic de cette maladie. [less ▲]

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See detailPrise en charge actuelle des syndromes myélodysplasiques
CAERS, Jo ULiege; BONNET, Christophe ULiege; GRAUX, Carlos et al

in Revue Médicale Suisse (2011), 7

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See detailLe lymphome du manteau
Jaspers, Aurélie ULiege; Baron, Frédéric ULiege; Bonnet, Christophe ULiege et al

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2010), 65

Mantle cell lymphoma comprises 3 to 10% of non-Hodgkin's lymphomas. Cyclin D1 expression due to t(11;14) (q13;32) is considered as a hallmark of this lymphoma and plays a pivotal role in the ... [more ▼]

Mantle cell lymphoma comprises 3 to 10% of non-Hodgkin's lymphomas. Cyclin D1 expression due to t(11;14) (q13;32) is considered as a hallmark of this lymphoma and plays a pivotal role in the pathophysiology of lymphoma transformation. Median age at diagnosis ranges from 60 to 70 years, and diagnosis is often made at an advances stage with widespread lymphadenopathy and extranodular (particularly bone marrow and gastrointestinal) infiltration. First line treatment consists of combination chemotherapy followed with autologous hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) in younger patients, while allogeneic HCT following non-myeloablative conditioning might have a role inpatients relapsing after autologous HCT. [less ▲]

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See detailEnteroviral meningoencephalitis as complication of Rituximab therapy in a patient treated for diffuse large B-cell lymphoma
Servais, Sophie ULiege; Caers, Jo ULiege; Warling, Odile ULiege et al

in British Journal of Haematology (2010), 150(3), 379-381

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See detailTraitements actuels du lymphome folliculaire
Bonnet, Christophe ULiege; Beguin, Yves ULiege; De Prijck, Bernard ULiege et al

in Revue Médicale Suisse (2009), 5

After diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, follicular lymphoma is the most frequent non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. It remains incurable, except for localized diseases. Advanced disease has to be treated only in the ... [more ▼]

After diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, follicular lymphoma is the most frequent non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. It remains incurable, except for localized diseases. Advanced disease has to be treated only in the presence of clinical and/or biology aggressiveness. These patients should be treated by rituximab (Mab-Thera) associated to polychemotherapy comprising cyclophosphamide, vincristine and prednisone. After this therapy, the benefit of rituximab in maintenance has to be confirmed. Autologous stem cell transplantation is also an interesting option. The other therapeutic options comprise radio-immunotherapy with 90Y ibritumomab tiuxetan (Zevalin) and bortezomib (Velcade). [less ▲]

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