Curr Health Sci J, vol. 46, no. 1, 2020

Assessment of Oxidative Stress in Patients with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Depending on Associated Comorbidities

[Original paper]


(1)University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, Romania,
(2)Department of Hematology, Filantropia Municipal Hospital, Craiova, Romania


Oxidative stress (OS) implies an imbalance between the amount of tissue level of prooxidant and antioxidant compounds. It is involved in the pathophysiology of multiple pathological entities (neoplasms, disorders of carbohydrate and lipid metabolism, cardiovascular and renal pathology etc.), as well as in the pharmacokinetics of specific treatments for these pathologies. Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) is a chronic myeloproliferative disease for which current standard treatment is BCR-ABL tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs). It is known that OS is involved in CML pathogenesis and response to TKIs therapy, but in reality, there are a number of additional factors (associated comorbidities, specific therapies) that modulate oxidative status, possibly affecting the evolution and prognosis of CML. In the present paper we proposed the evaluation of OS in a group of patients with CML following treatment with TKIs, depending on the presence of comorbidities and associated treatments. There were considered associated comorbidities: diabetes mellitus, dyslipidemia, arterial hypertension, heart failure, chronic kidney disease. The variability of the oxidative status was found depending on the type of associated comorbidity, but also according to the associated treatment, with the possibility of producing drug interactions between the standard treatment of CML and the associated specific therapies. Their impact on the prognosis of CML patients in treatment with TKIs is not negligible and may represent a future research topic.

Reactive oxygen species, antioxidant capacity, chronic myeloid leukemia, comorbidity

Emilia Georgiana Pascu Vinturi, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, Romania, e-mail:

DOI 10.12865/CHSJ.46.01.04 - Download PDF