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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145175/antimicrobial-activity-of-galangin-and-its-effects-on-murein-hydrolases-of-vancomycin-intermediate-staphylococcus-aureus-visa-strain-mu50
#1
Jing Ouyang, Fengjun Sun, Wei Feng, Yonghong Xie, Lijuan Ren, Yongchuan Chen
Backgroud: Antibiotic treatment for infections caused by vancomycin-intermediate Staphylococcus aureus (VISA) strains is challenging, and only a few effective and curative methods have been developed to combat these strains. This study aimed to investigate the antimicrobial activity of galangin against S. aureus and its effects on the murein hydrolases of VISA strain Mu50. This is the first report on these effects of galangin, and it may help to improve the treatment for VISA infections by demonstrating the effective use of galangin...
November 17, 2017: Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130946/considerations-about-the-use-of-a-loading-dose-of-daptomycin-in-a-neutropenic-murine-thigh-infection-model-with-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-infection
#2
Hideo Kato, Mao Hagihara, Eriko Murakami, Hiroyuki Suematsu, Naoya Nishiyama, Yusuke Koizumi, Yuka Yamagishi, Bunji Uno, Hiroshige Mikamo
Previous clinical studies have showed the clinical benefits of the initiation of treatment with a daptomycin (DAP) loading dose, but only a few studies have evaluated its antimicrobial benefits. We evaluated the efficacy of a DAP loading dose against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections in a neutropenic murine thigh infection model. Three MRSA isolates (DAP MIC: 0.5, 1, and 2 mg/L) were tested. Four DAP regimens simulating human concentration-time profiles, i.e., (i) day 1: 8 mg/kg and day 2: 6 mg/kg, (ii) days 1 and 2: 6 mg/kg/day, (iii) day 1: 8 mg/kg and day 2: 4 mg/kg, and (iv) days 1 and 2: 4 mg/kg/day, were administered to the mice...
November 11, 2017: Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130943/effect-of-a-shortened-duration-of-folfox-chemotherapy-on-the-survival-rate-of-patients-with-stage-ii-and-iii-colon-cancer
#3
Woong Bae Ji, Kwang Dae Hong, Jung-Sik Kim, Sung-Yup Joung, Jun Won Um, Byung-Wook Min
BACKGROUND: FOLFOX chemotherapy is widely used as an adjuvant treatment for advanced colon cancer. The duration of adjuvant chemotherapy is usually set to 6 months, which is based on a former study of 5-fluorouracil/leucovorin chemotherapy. However, the FOLFOX regimen is known to have complications, such as peripheral neuropathy. The aim of this study was to compare the survival rates and complications experienced by patients receiving either 4 or 6 months of FOLFOX chemotherapy. METHODS: Retrospective data analysis was performed for stage II and III patients who underwent radical resection of colon cancer...
November 2, 2017: Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069647/%C3%AE-pinene-inhibits-human-prostate-cancer-growth-in-a-mouse-xenograft-model
#4
Yunqi Zhao, Ran Chen, Yun Wang, Yixin Yang
BACKGROUND: α-Pinene is one of the most widely found terpenoids in nature. Substantial evidence shows that α-pinene has cancer prevention properties. In this study, the PC-3 cell line was used to establish subcutaneous xenograft tumors in nude mice. METHODS: Cytotoxicity was measured with the MTT assay, and apoptosis and cell cycle analyses were conducted using flow cytometry in vitro. The PC-3 cell line was used to establish subcutaneous xenograft tumors in nude mice...
October 26, 2017: Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045938/effectiveness-of-nivolumab-versus-docetaxel-as-second-line-treatment-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-patients-in-clinical-practice
#5
Pablo Calpe-Armero, Rafael Ferriols-Lisart, Francisco Ferriols-Lisart, Alejandro Pérez-Pitarch
AIMS: To evaluate the effectiveness of nivolumab as second-line treatment compared to standard therapy with docetaxel in adult patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in clinical practice. METHODS: This is an observational, retrospective cohort study of adult patients diagnosed with NSCLC, stage III-IV, treated with docetaxel or nivolumab as second-line treatment. The end points evaluated were overall survival (OS) and progression-free survival (PFS). PFS and OS were described using the Kaplan-Meier method...
October 19, 2017: Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934748/severe-drug-induced-liver-injury-as-an-adverse-drug-event-of-antibiotics-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#6
Martin Munz, Hans Grummich, Josef Birkmann, Martin Wilhelm, Ulrike Holzgrabe, Fritz Sörgel
Drug-induced liver injury is one of the main reasons for acute liver failure. We report the case of a young patient who experienced a drug-induced liver injury resulting in life-threatening acute liver failure after treatment with different antibiotics (amoxicillin, ciprofloxacin, cefazolin, clindamycin) and acetaminophen, or a combination of these drugs. Moreover, we provide an overview of the hepatotoxic potential of these drugs.
September 22, 2017: Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28848173/combination-therapy-with-capecitabine-and-cisplatin-as-second-line-chemotherapy-for-advanced-biliary-tract-cancer
#7
Jang Han Jung, Hee Seung Lee, Jung Hyun Jo, In Rae Cho, Moon Jae Chung, Seungmin Bang, Seung Woo Park, Si Young Song, Jeong Youp Park
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Palliative chemotherapy is the main treatment for advanced biliary tract cancer (BTC). However, there is a lack of established second-line chemotherapy to treat disease progression after first-line chemotherapy. We examined combination therapy with capecitabine and cisplatin for advanced BTC as a second-line regimen. METHODS: We analyzed the medical records of 40 patients diagnosed with BTC who received palliative second-line chemotherapy with capecitabine and cisplatin...
August 26, 2017: Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817813/the-effect-of-tegafur-uracil-on-survival-in-t-categories-as-defined-in-the-eighth-edition-of-the-tnm-classification-an-exploratory-analysis-of-postoperative-adjuvant-tegafur-uracil-on-survival-in-patients-with-adenocarcinoma-of-the-lung
#8
Masahiro Tsuboi, Chikuma Hamada, Harubumi Kato, Mitsuo Ohta
BACKGROUND: Tegafur-uracil (UFT) improves survival in patients with stage I adenocarcinoma of the lung. We evaluated the effect of UFT on survival in maximum primary tumor diameter (T) categories as defined in the eighth edition of the TNM Classification (TNM8). METHODS: Tumors were subgrouped on the basis of T category (TNM8) as follows: T1a, T ≤1 cm; T1b, 1 < T ≤2 cm; T1c, 2 < T ≤3 cm; T2a, 3 < T ≤4 cm; T2b , 4 < T ≤5 cm; T3, 5 < T ≤7 cm...
August 18, 2017: Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810255/ponatinib-induced-graft-versus-host-disease-graft-versus-leukemia-effect-in-a-patient-with-philadelphia-positive-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-without-the-t315i-mutation-relapsing-after-allogeneic-transplant
#9
Annamaria Petrungaro, Massimo Gentile, Carla Mazzone, Rosa Greco, Giuseppina Uccello, Anna Grazia Recchia, Laura De Stefano, Sabrina Bossio, Angela Palummo, Rosellina Morelli, Caterina Musolino, Fortunato Morabito, Ernesto Vigna
We describe the case of a patient with Philadelphia-positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia treated with dasatinib plus steroids as first-line therapy, who achieved a major molecular response (MMR) before undergoing matched, unrelated donor allogeneic stem cell transplant. Eleven months after the transplant, she experienced molecular relapse. Mutational screening showed negativity for the T315I mutation, The patient underwent a salvage chemotherapy regimen with clofarabine + cyclophosphamide + steroids and ponatinib (clofarabine 70 mg i...
August 16, 2017: Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743118/disappearance-of-bone-marrow-fibrosis-in-a-patient-with-chronic-myeloid-leukemia-treated-with-dasatinib
#10
Ernesto Vigna, Bruno Martino, Francesco Bacci, Anna Grazia Recchia, Francesco Mendicino, Rosellina Morelli, Francesca Romana Mauro, Caterina Musolino, Rosa Greco, Eugenio Lucia, Elena Sabattini, Fortunato Morabito, Massimo Gentile
We report a case of a chronic myeloid leukemia patient showing progressive bone marrow fibrosis and anemia during imatinib therapy. Given the loss of major molecular response, we switched treatment to dasatinib 100 mg daily, observing a reduction in BCR-ABL transcript, a significant improvement of anemia, and a gradual disappearance of fibrosis. After 7 years of dasatinib therapy the patient maintains a complete cytogenetic response and a deep molecular response; the last bone biopsy confirmed the absence of fibrosis...
July 26, 2017: Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738348/colistin-resistance-in-kpc-2-and-shv-5-producing-klebsiella-pneumoniae-clinical-isolates-in-bulgaria
#11
Encho Savov, Iva Todorova, Lida Politi, Angelina Trifonova, Maja Borisova, Elena Kioseva, Athanassios Tsakris
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Colistin resistance is increasingly recognized among carbapenemase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates in several European regions. The current study documents the appearance of colistin resistance among KPC-2 and SHV-5-produning K. pneumoniae strains in Bulgaria. METHODS: Four colistin-resistant K. pneumoniae isolates were recovered from 2 patients hospitalized in the anesthesiology and resuscitation clinic of a tertiary care university hospital in Sofia, Bulgaria...
July 22, 2017: Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719897/clinical-manifestations-and-prognostic-factors-of-pneumocystis-jirovecii-pneumonia-without-hiv
#12
Nobuhiro Asai, Shinji Motojima, Yoshihiro Ohkuni, Ryo Matsunuma, Takuya Iwasaki, Kei Nakashima, Keiji Sogawa, Tamao Nakashita, Norihiro Kaneko
INTRODUCTION: Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia (PCP) can occur in HIV patients but also in those without HIV (non-HIV PCP) but with other causes of immunodeficiency including malignancy or rheumatic diseases. OBJECTIVE AND METHODS: To evaluate the clinical presentation and prognostic factors of non-HIV PCP, we retrospectively reviewed all patients diagnosed as having PCP without HIV at Kameda Medical Center, Chiba, Japan, from January 2005 until June 2012. For the purpose of examining a prognostic factor for non-HIV PCP with 30-day mortality, we compared the characteristics of patients, clinical symptoms, radiological images, Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance status (PS), and the time from the onset of respiratory symptoms to the start of therapy, in both survival and fatality groups...
July 19, 2017: Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704807/high-sensitivity-troponin-t-and-nt-probnp-kinetics-in-breast-cancer-chemotherapy
#13
Pooja Advani, Jonathan Hoyne, Alvaro Moreno-Aspita, Marcia Dubin, Shelly Brock, Caroline Harlow, Saranya Chumsri, Thomas Suter, Joseph L Blackshear
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Doxorubicin (DOX) and trastuzumab (TRA) are associated with cardiac dysfunction. METHOD: High-sensitivity troponin T (hs-TnT) and brain natriuretic peptide attached to the amino acid N-terminal fragment in the prohormone (NT-proBNP) were measured before and on days +1, +2, +3, and +7 during cycles 1 and 2 of therapy with DOX or TRA in breast cancer patients. RESULTS: Five of eleven DOX-treated women, compared with 2/11 TRA-treated women, had undetectable baseline hs-TnT...
July 14, 2017: Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605733/the-association-between-fever-and-prognosis-in-lung-cancer-patients-with-bone-metastases-receiving-zoledronic-acid
#14
Tomiko Sunaga, Kazushi Shimamoto, Shoko Nakamura, Noriko Takahashi, Mayumi Higashino, Tomomi Hozumi, Mitsuki Matsui, Akiko Nagatani, Fumio Kokubu, Mari Kogo, Tadanori Sasaki
Zoledronic acid is an established agent used in the management of metastatic bone disease. The administration of zoledronic acid improves overall survival (OS) of lung cancer patients with bone metastases receiving chemotherapy. However, it is currently unknown whether zoledronic acid-induced fever is associated with OS. The purpose of this study was to examine the association between zoledronic acid-induced fever and prognosis in lung cancer patients with bone metastases. We retrospectively analyzed 98 lung cancer patients with bone metastases who had received zoledronic acid...
June 13, 2017: Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614820/fluoropyrimidine-associated-toxicity-in-two-gastrointestinal-cancer-patients-potential-role-of-common-dpyd-polymorphisms
#15
Felicia Stefania Falvella, Marco Luoni, Stefania Cheli, Sergio Fava, Massimiliano Cergnul
While the majority of patients can be treated safely with fluoropyrimidine, some experience severe fluoropyrimidine-associated toxicity. The frequency and severity of these adverse events vary from patient to patient and are partially explained by genetic polymorphism into the dihydropyrimidine dehydrogenase (DPYD) gene. Carriers of the rare allelic variants DPYD*2A, DPYD*13, and DPYD D949V are more likely to experience severe adverse reactions during fluoropyrimidine-based therapy. However, these 3 genetic variants explain only a small percentage of the overall drug toxicity, and more frequent ones such as homozygous or compound heterozygous DPYD V732I can play a key role...
2017: Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605730/gemcitabine-and-vinorelbine-combination-chemotherapy-in-taxane-pretreated-patients-with-metastatic-breast-cancer-a-phase-ii-study-of-the-kinki-multidisciplinary-breast-oncology-group-kmbog-1015
#16
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Jun Yamamura, Norikazu Masuda, Daigo Yamamoto, Shigeru Tsuyuki, Masahide Yamaguchi, Satoru Tanaka, Junji Tsurutani, Shinya Tokunaga, Katsuhide Yoshidome, Makiko Mizutani, Toyokazu Aono, Asako Ooe, Hirokazu Tanino, Nobuki Matsunami, Hiroyuki Yasojima, Takahiro Nakayama, Yukihiro Nishida
BACKGROUND: This phase II study was conducted to evaluate the efficacy and safety of the chemotherapy combination of gemcitabine and vinorelbine in taxane-pretreated Japanese metastatic breast cancer patients. METHODS: In this multicenter, phase II, single-arm study, patients with recurrent or metastatic HER2-negative breast cancer were administered gemcitabine (1,200 mg/m2) and vinorelbine (25 mg/m2) intravenously on days 1 and 8 every 3 weeks. The primary endpoint was the objective response rate, and other endpoints included progression-free survival, overall survival, and safety...
2017: Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595169/the-addition-of-target-therapy-to-neoadjuvant-chemoradiotherapy-in-locally-advanced-rectal-cancer-a-review
#17
REVIEW
Ilaria Benevento, Francesca De Felice, Daniela Musio, Vincenzo Tombolini
Currently, neoadjuvant fluoropyrimidine-based chemoradiotherapy (CRT) is standard practice in the management of locally advanced rectal cancer (LARC). In the last decade there has been a lively interest in the improvement of clinical outcomes by modifying this standard regimen by the addition of further agents. We review combinations of targeted therapies and conventional CRT currently under investigation in LARC patients.
2017: Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578323/oxytetracycline-inhibits-mucus-secretion-and-inflammation-in-human-airway-epithelial-cells
#18
Said Ahmad Shah, Hajime Ishinaga, Kazuhiko Takeuchi
Oxytetracycline is a broad-spectrum antibiotic, but its nonantibacterial effects in the human respiratory tract are unknown. In this study, the effects of oxytetracycline on mucus secretion and inflammation were examined by PCR and ELISA in the human airway epithelial cell line NCI-H292. Oxytetracycline (10 μg/mL) significantly inhibited TNF-α-induced MUC5AC gene expression and MUC5AC protein levels in NCI-H292 cells. It also downregulated IL-8 and IL-1β gene expression and IL-1β protein levels. Our findings demonstrated that oxytetracycline suppressed mucus production and inflammation in human respiratory epithelial cells, providing further evidence for the usefulness of oxytetracycline for human airway inflammatory diseases...
2017: Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505615/acute-disseminated-intravascular-coagulation-after-oxaliplatin-infusion
#19
Mark Waddle, Myra Irvin, Eva Gupta, Martin Gibbs, Tanya S Kakar, Nicole A Gannon, Jennifer R Arthurs, Deborah L Fischer, Sikander Ailawadhi
Oxaliplatin is one of the most commonly used drugs for patients with colorectal cancer. It has rarely been associated with disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) with only 3 previously reported cases. In all those instances, the patients had started receiving oxaliplatin, developed evidence of DIC during the course of planned treatment, and recovered with supportive care. We report a case of a 71-year-old man with colorectal cancer treated successfully with an oxaliplatin-based regimen who had disease relapse after 3 years...
2017: Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490012/is-the-prophylactic-use-of-hepatoprotectants-necessary-in-anti-tuberculosis-treatment
#20
REVIEW
Li Xu, Fei Zhang, Chen Xu, Kai-Ge Liu, Wei Wu, Ying-Xuan Tian
BACKGROUND: Liver injury is one of the serious side effects of anti-tuberculosis (TB) drugs. It is controversial whether hepatoprotectant prophylaxis is efficient and safe in anti-TB treatment, so we aimed to assess the efficacy and safety of hepatoprotectant prophylaxis in patients who had received anti-TB treatment. METHODS: PubMed, the Cochrane library, Embase, Ovid, Springer link, Wiley, Elsevier, Web of Science, and the Karger Online Journal were systematically searched prior to April 2016 for articles related to hepatoprotectant prophylaxis in the treatment of TB...
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