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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915445/granisetron-extended-release-injection-a-review-in-chemotherapy-induced-nausea-and-vomiting
#1
Emma D Deeks
An extended-release (ER) subcutaneously injectable formulation of the first-generation 5-HT3 receptor antagonist granisetron is now available in the USA (Sustol(®)), where it is indicated for the prevention of acute and delayed chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) following moderately emetogenic chemotherapy (MEC) or anthracycline and cyclophosphamide combination chemotherapy regimens in adults. Granisetron ER is administered as a single subcutaneous injection and uses an erosion-controlled drug-delivery system to allow prolonged granisetron release...
December 3, 2016: Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909995/solithromycin-a-novel-fluoroketolide-for-the-treatment-of-community-acquired-bacterial-pneumonia
#2
REVIEW
George G Zhanel, Erika Hartel, Heather Adam, Sheryl Zelenitsky, Michael A Zhanel, Alyssa Golden, Frank Schweizer, Bala Gorityala, Philippe R S Lagacé-Wiens, Andrew J Walkty, Alfred S Gin, Daryl J Hoban, Joseph P Lynch, James A Karlowsky
Solithromycin is a novel fluoroketolide developed in both oral and intravenous formulations to address increasing macrolide resistance in pathogens causing community-acquired bacterial pneumonia (CABP). When compared with its macrolide and ketolide predecessors, solithromycin has several structural modifications which increase its ribosomal binding and reduce its propensity to known macrolide resistance mechanisms. Solithromycin, like telithromycin, affects 50S ribosomal subunit formation and function, as well as causing frame-shift errors during translation...
December 1, 2016: Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909994/cabozantinib-a-review-in-advanced-renal-cell-carcinoma
#3
Zaina T Al-Salama, Gillian M Keating
The multiple tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) cabozantinib (Cabometyx™) is approved in the USA for the treatment of patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC) who have received prior antiangiogenic therapy. In the EU, cabozantinib is indicated for the treatment of advanced RCC in adults following prior vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)-targeted therapy. In adults with advanced or metastatic clear-cell RCC who had previously received VEGF receptor (VEGFR) TKIs, progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS) were significantly prolonged in patients who received oral cabozantinib versus oral everolimus in the pivotal METEOR trial...
December 1, 2016: Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905086/bezlotoxumab-first-global-approval
#4
Anthony Markham
Bezlotoxumab (Zinplava™) is a human monoclonal antibody against Clostridium difficile toxin B developed by Merck & Co. In October 2016 it was approved in the USA for reducing the recurrence of C. difficile infection. This article summarizes the milestones in the development of bezlotoxumab leading to this first approval for use in patients receiving antibacterial drug treatment for C. difficile infection who are at high risk for recurrence of C. difficile infection.
November 30, 2016: Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905085/erratum-to-treating-the-underlying-pathophysiology-of-primary-sj%C3%A3-gren-syndrome-recent-advances-and-future-prospects
#5
Pilar Brito-Zerón, Soledad Retamozo, Hoda Gheitasi, Manuel Ramos-Casals
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 30, 2016: Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900648/etelcalcetide-first-global-approval
#6
Hannah A Blair
Etelcalcetide (Parsabiv™) is a novel second generation calcimimetic agent developed by Amgen for the treatment of secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT), a complication of chronic kidney disease (CKD). Etelcalcetide reduces circulating levels of parathyroid hormone and calcium by binding directly to the calcium-sensing receptor. Intravenous etelcalcetide has been approved in the EU for the treatment of SHPT in adult patients with CKD on haemodialysis therapy. Regulatory applications for etelcalcetide in SHPT are also under review in the USA and Japan...
November 29, 2016: Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900647/acknowledgment-to-referees
#7
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No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 29, 2016: Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878476/management-of-post-liver-transplant-recurrence-of-hepatitis-c
#8
Justin Taylor, Paula Cox-North, Charles S Landis
Cirrhosis due to chronic hepatitis C (HCV) is the leading indication for liver transplantation in North America and Europe. HCV re-infection post-transplant is nearly universal and if left untreated negatively affects patient and graft survival. Until recently, treatment options for HCV were limited to interferon (IFN)-based therapies which had low sustained viral response (SVR) rates and were poorly tolerated in the post-transplant setting. In the last 3 years, the promise of the directly acting antivirals (DAAs) for the treatment of HCV has been fulfilled with high sustained viral response (SVR) rates and a low side effect profile demonstrated in both registration trials and real-world studies...
November 23, 2016: Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832472/oxycodone-deterx-%C3%A2-er-capsules-a-review-in-severe-chronic-pain
#9
Yvette N Lamb, Karly P Garnock-Jones, Susan J Keam
Oxycodone DETERx (®) extended-release (ER) capsules (Xtampza(®) ER), an abuse-deterrent formulation of oxycodone as the myristate salt, are approved in the USA for the management of pain severe enough to require daily, around-the-clock, long-term opioid treatment and for which alternative treatment options are inadequate. This narrative review discusses the clinical efficacy and tolerability of the oxycodone DETERx (®) ER capsule formulation in the management of severe pain, and provides an overview of pharmacokinetics, abuse-deterrent properties and alternative administration options...
November 10, 2016: Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27770352/collagenase-clostridium-histolyticum-for-the-treatment-of-peyronie-s-disease-a-real-world-clinical-perspective
#10
James Anaissie, Wayne J G Hellstrom, Faysal A Yafi
The introduction of collagenase Clostridium histolyticum (CCH) as a treatment option for Peyronie's disease (PD), defined as the abnormal formation of collagen on the tunica albuginea of the penis, has provided patients with a promising new conservative therapy. Studies have shown that CCH improves curvature by an average of 17°, and although patient and sexual partner satisfaction is high, the improvement has arguable clinical implications. Similarly, the efficacy and cost of CCH contrasts strongly with more invasive surgical management, and is further limited by rare, but serious, complications and several contraindications...
October 21, 2016: Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27757832/pixantrone-a-review-in-relapsed-or-refractory-aggressive-non-hodgkin-s-lymphoma
#11
Gillian M Keating
Pixantrone (Pixuvri(®)) is an aza-anthracenedione with a novel mode of action that is conditionally approved in the EU for use as monotherapy in adult patients with multiply relapsed or refractory aggressive B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL). In the randomized, open-label, multinational, phase 3 PIX301 trial in patients with multiply relapsed or refractory aggressive NHL, the complete response (CR) plus unconfirmed CR (uCR) rate at the end of treatment (primary endpoint) was significantly higher with intravenous pixantrone monotherapy than with a single-agent comparator (vinorelbine, oxaliplatin, ifosfamide, etoposide, mitoxantrone or gemcitabine)...
October 18, 2016: Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27730529/sofosbuvir-velpatasvir-a-review-in-chronic-hepatitis-c
#12
Sarah L Greig
A once-daily, single-tablet, pangenotypic regimen comprising the hepatitis C virus (HCV) NS5B polymerase inhibitor sofosbuvir and the HCV NS5A inhibitor velpatasvir (sofosbuvir/velpatasvir; Epclusa(®)) was recently approved for the treatment of adults with chronic HCV genotype 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 infection in the USA, EU and Canada. In the phase III ASTRAL trials, once-daily oral sofosbuvir/velpatasvir for 12 weeks provided very high rates of sustained virological response at 12 weeks post treatment (SVR12) in treatment-naive and -experienced patients with chronic HCV genotype 1-6 infection, including those with compensated cirrhosis or HIV-1 co-infection...
October 11, 2016: Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27699643/paliperidone-palmitate-intramuscular-3-monthly-formulation-a-review-in-schizophrenia
#13
Yvette N Lamb, Gillian M Keating
A 3-monthly formulation of intramuscular paliperidone palmitate (3-monthly paliperidone palmitate) has recently been approved for the maintenance treatment of schizophrenia in adult patients in the EU (Trevicta(®)), following earlier approval in the USA (Invega Trinza(®)). This narrative review discusses the clinical use of 3-monthly paliperidone palmitate in the maintenance treatment of schizophrenia in adult patients and summarizes its pharmacological properties. The efficacy of the 3-monthly paliperidone palmitate formulation as a maintenance treatment for schizophrenia has been demonstrated in well designed, phase III trials...
October 3, 2016: Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27667708/drug-treatment-of-hypertension-focus-on-vascular-health
#14
Alan C Cameron, Ninian N Lang, Rhian M Touyz
Hypertension, the most common preventable risk factor for cardiovascular disease and death, is a growing health burden. Serious cardiovascular complications result from target organ damage including cerebrovascular disease, heart failure, ischaemic heart disease and renal failure. While many systems contribute to blood pressure (BP) elevation, the vascular system is particularly important because vascular dysfunction is a cause and consequence of hypertension. Hypertension is characterised by a vascular phenotype of endothelial dysfunction, arterial remodelling, vascular inflammation and increased stiffness...
September 26, 2016: Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27660250/erratum-to-brodalumab-first-global-approval
#15
Sarah L Greig
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 22, 2016: Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882457/cytomegalovirus-vaccines-current-status-and-future-prospects
#16
REVIEW
K M Anderholm, C J Bierle, M R Schleiss
Congenital human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) infection can result in severe and permanent neurological injury in newborns, and vaccine development is accordingly a major public health priority. HCMV can also cause disease in solid organ transplant (SOT) and hematopoietic stem-cell transplant (HSCT) recipients, and a vaccine would be valuable in prevention of viremia and end-organ disease in these populations. Currently there is no licensed HCMV vaccine, but progress toward this goal has been made in recent clinical trials...
November 2016: Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864686/zoledronic-acid-reclast-%C3%A2-aclasta-%C3%A2-a-review-in-osteoporosis
#17
Sohita Dhillon
Zoledronic acid (Reclast(®), Aclasta(®)) is an intravenous, highly potent aminobisphosphonate approved worldwide, including in the USA, EU and Japan for use in patients with primary or secondary osteoporosis or low bone mass (approved indications vary between countries). Its high affinity to and long half-life in bone, and long duration of action, allow for once-yearly administration, which has the potential to improve adherence to therapy. Zoledronic acid once yearly for up to 3 years improved bone mineral density (BMD) at several skeletal sites, reduced fracture risk and bone turnover, and/or preserved bone structure and mass relative to placebo in clinical studies in patients with primary or secondary osteoporosis...
November 2016: Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27844414/treating-the-underlying-pathophysiology-of-primary-sj%C3%A3-gren-syndrome-recent-advances-and-future-prospects
#18
Pilar Brito-Zerón, Soledad Retamozo, Hoda Gheitasi, Manuel Ramos-Casals
Sjögren Syndrome (SS) is a systemic autoimmune disease with a wide clinical spectrum that extends from sicca symptoms of the mucosal surfaces to extra-glandular systemic manifestations. Understanding of the pathophysiology of primary SS has advanced over recent years, and this, in turn, has presented new targeted treatment options. We provide a brief, up-to-date description of the pathophysiology of SS and the main etiopathogenic pathways implicated in the disease process and review clinical evidence in support of new treatment options targeting these pathways, highlighting successes and failures, and concluding with a summary of gaps in knowledge and where future research should be focused...
November 2016: Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807823/eteplirsen-first-global-approval
#19
Yahiya Y Syed
Eteplirsen (Exondys 51) is an antisense oligonucleotide designed to induce exon 51 skipping that is developed by Sarepta Therapeutics. Intravenous eteplirsen has received accelerated approval from the US FDA for the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) in patients with a confirmed mutation of the DMD gene amenable to exon 51 skipping. Eteplirsen has orphan drug designation in the USA and EU, and rare paediatric disease designation in the USA for use in DMD. In the phase III PROMOVI trial, eteplirsen significantly increased dystrophin levels from baseline in muscle tissues of 12 evaluable patients with DMD after 48 weeks of treatment...
November 2016: Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807822/vortioxetine-a-review-in-cognitive-dysfunction-in-depression
#20
James E Frampton
Vortioxetine (Brintellix(®); Trintellix(®)), a generally efficacious and well tolerated antidepressant agent, is approved in the EU and USA for the treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD) in adults. The drug has a distinctive pharmacological profile (combining inhibition of the serotonin transporter with modulation of multiple serotonin receptors) and has been shown to enhance cognitive performance in various animal models and clinical trials. Across three large, placebo-controlled studies in adults with recurrent MDD, short-term treatment with vortioxetine almost always resulted in statistically significant and clinically meaningful improvements in performance on two objective measures (the Digit Symbol Substitution Test and Rey Auditory Verbal Learning Test) that together cover a broad range of cognitive domains, including executive function, attention, processing speed, learning and memory...
November 2016: Drugs
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