Introduction: Many studies evaluated the association of V617F Jak-2 with the risk of thrombosis in patients with essential thrombocythaemia, but the results of these studies were inconsistent. Few studies evaluated the association of V617F Jak-2 mutation with the risk of thrombosis in patients with idiopathic myelofibrosis. Therefore, we performed a systematic review of the studies that assessed the risk of thrombosis associated with V617F Jak-2 in patients with ET or IM. Materials and Methods: We searched MEDLINE and EMBASE databases and reference lists of retrieved articles. Odds ratios (ORs) and 95% confidence intervals (CI) were calculated for each trial and pooled. Results: We included 21 studies involving patients with essential thrombocythaemia and 6 studies patients with idiopathic myelofibrosis. In essential thrombocythaemia patients, V617F Jak-2 was associated with a significant increased risk of thrombosis (OR 1.92, 95% CI 1.45-2.53), both of venous (OR 2.49, 95% CI 1.71-3.61) and arterial (OR 1.77, 95% CI 1.29-2.43) vessels. In idiopathic myelofibrosis patients, the risk of thrombosis associated with V617F Jak-2 tended to be increased (OR 1.76, 95% CI 0.91-3.41). Conclusions: Our systematic review suggests that V617F Jak-2 increases the risk of thrombosis in essential thrombocythaemia patients by about two fold while its role in idiopathic myelofibrosis patients is uncertain.
|Titolo:||Association of V617F Jak2 mutation with the risk of thrombosis among patients with essential thrombocythaemia or idiopathic myelofibrosis: a systematic review|
|Parole Chiave:||Essential thrombocythemia; Idiopathic myelofibrosis; Thrombosis; V617F Jak-2|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/09 - Medicina Interna|
|Data di pubblicazione:||mar-2009|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/j.thromres.2009.02.004|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|