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William J Pearce, Coleen Doan, Desirelys Carreon, Dahlim Kim, Lara M Durrant, Anatol Manaenko, Lauren McCoy, Andre Obenaus, John H Zhang, Jiping Tang
This study explores the hypothesis that intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) promotes release of diffusible factors that can significantly influence the structure and function of cerebral arteries remote from the site of injury, through action on platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) receptors. Four groups of adult male Sprague Dawley rats were studied (n=8 each): 1) Sham; 2) Sham + 60 mg/kg IP imatinib; 3) ICH (collagenase method); and 4) ICH + 60 mg/kg IP imatinib given 60 min after injury. At 24 hours post-injury, sham artery passive diameters (+3 mM EGTA) averaged 244±7 µm (@60 mmHg)...
October 5, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Z Li, Yanli Zhang, J Zhou, M J Li, J Wang, H F Zhao, R R Gui, Y L Zu, Y P Song
OBJECTIVE: To observe the compliance to Imatinib (IM) 400 mg/d in 513 patients with chronic myeloid leukemia chronic phase (CML- CP) referred to Henan Province Tumor Hospital from March 2013 through March 2015 and its influence on cytogenetic response at 12 months. METHODS: Of 513 patients with CML-CP from Henan province, 456 cases covered by the new rural cooperative medical insurance, and 57 cases by other medical insurances. Patients were told the importance of regular monitoring after receiveing IM treatment, including bone marrow , BCR- ABL fusion genes and chromosomes...
July 2016: Zhonghua Xue Ye Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Xueyexue Zazhi
Ankur Jain, Kamal Kant Sahu, Saniya Sharma, Arvind Rajwanshi, Vikas Suri, Pankaj Malhotra
Myeloid sarcoma (MS) represents extra medullary accumulation of the immature cells of granulocytic series and occurs most commonly in the setting of acute myelogenous leukemia. Its occurrence in chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), myelodysplastic syndrome and other myeloproliferative neoplasm is uncommon. We here in report a 35-year old lady who was diagnosed as CML-chronic phase (CP) in the year 2004 and was on imatinib (400 mg OD) since then with regular follow up and good compliance. She had progression to accelerated phase in April 2014 which was managed by increasing the dose of imatinib to 600 mg OD...
June 2016: Indian Journal of Hematology & Blood Transfusion
Marcel Massoud, Fadi Nasr, Riwa Sakr, Jenny Hawi, Fouad Kerbage, Georges Chahine
The present study was performed to determine whether the adherence to regular follow-up assessments using standardized real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) and/or cytogenetic tests in Lebanese patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) meet the European LeukemiaNet recommendations. The present study was a retrospective analysis of 34 patients diagnosed with chronic phase CML who had been treated with tyrosine kinase inhibitors and monitored with regular cytogenetic tests and/or measurement of the BCR-ABL transcript level at 3, 6, and 12 months from 2006 until 2015 in 3 university hospitals in Lebanon...
August 2016: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia
J L Steegmann, M Baccarani, M Breccia, L F Casado, V García-Gutiérrez, A Hochhaus, D-W Kim, T D Kim, H J Khoury, P Le Coutre, J Mayer, D Milojkovic, K Porkka, D Rea, G Rosti, S Saussele, R Hehlmann, R E Clark
Most reports on chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML) treatment with tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) focus on efficacy, particularly on molecular response and outcome. In contrast, adverse events (AEs) are often reported as infrequent, minor, tolerable and manageable, but they are increasingly important as therapy is potentially lifelong and multiple TKIs are available. For this reason, the European LeukemiaNet panel for CML management recommendations presents an exhaustive and critical summary of AEs emerging during CML treatment, to assist their understanding, management and prevention...
August 2016: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
Francesca Musumeci, Silvia Schenone, Giancarlo Grossi, Chiara Brullo, Monica Sanna
INTRODUCTION: The Bcr-Abl inhibitor imatinib was approved in 2001 for chronic myeloid leukemia therapy, and dramatically changed the lives of patients affected by this disease. Since it also inhibits platelet derived growth factor receptor (PDGFR) and c-Kit, imatinib is used for various other tumors caused by abnormalities of one or both these two enzymes. AREAS COVERED: This review presents an overview on imatinib formulations and derivatives, synthetic methodologies and therapeutic uses that have appeared in the patent literature since 2008...
2015: Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Patents
Nicholas J Di Bella, Debajyoti Bhowmik, Menaka Bhor, Mark Yap, Brooke Middlebrook, Debra Rembert, Zachary Cain, Tony Okoro, Bjorn Bolinder, Debra Patt, Elias J Jabbour
BACKGROUND: Clinical outcomes of patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) treated in clinical trials, including response to therapy, may not be representative of those treated in a community setting. Thus, we sought to determine the real-world effectiveness of first-line tyrosine kinase inhibitors in CML by evaluating response rates, all-cause discontinuation, and adherence. Response monitoring patterns were also analyzed. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This retrospective observational study, using the McKesson Specialty Health/US Oncology Network (MSH/USON) iKnowMed electronic health record database and medical charts, identified newly diagnosed CML patients who received first-line imatinib, dasatinib, or nilotinib from July 2007 to March 2011, and were then followed for ≥ 18 months...
October 2015: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia
Monica Napoleão Fortes Rego, Konradin Metze, Irene Lorand-Metze
OBJECTIVES: In Brazil, imatinib mesylate is supplied as the first-line therapy for chronic myeloid leukemia in the chronic phase through the public universal healthcare program, Sistema Único de Saúde (SUS). We studied the socio-demographic factors that influenced therapy success in a population in the northeast region of Brazil. METHODS: Patients with chronic myeloid leukemia from the state of Piauí were treated in only one reference center. Diagnosis was based on WHO 2008 criteria...
May 2015: Clinics
Musa Yilmaz, Yasmin Abaza, Elias Jabbour
With the discovery of Philadelphia chromosome, understanding of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) pathobiology has tremendously increased. Development of tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKI) targeting the BCR/ABL1 oncoprotein has changed the landscape of the disease. Today, the expected survival of CML patients, if properly managed, is likely to be similar to the general population. Imatinib is the first-approved TKI in CML treatment, and for several years, it was the only option in the frontline setting. Four years ago, second-generation TKIs (nilotinib and dasatinib) were approved as alternative frontline options...
June 2015: Current Hematologic Malignancy Reports
Chetasi Talati, Evelena P Ontiveros, Elizabeth A Griffiths, Eunice S Wang, Meir Wetzler
Imatinib will become generic in 2016; assuming that its price will decrease precipitously, we expect that the economic forces will change our current practice habits. We reviewed the literature on the current recommendations to treat chronic myeloid leukemia and highlight how we plan to deal with these changes. Specifically, we propose to better characterize patients according to prognostic scores, to allow more attention to those at high risk for disease progression, e.g., 3-month guidelines and BCR/ABL1 message half-time, emphasize compliance by using contemporary technologies, and increase the importance of early monitoring...
March 2015: Blood Reviews
Nelson Hamerschlak, Carmino de Souza, Ana Lúcia Cornacchioni, Ricardo Pasquini, Daniel Tabak, Nelson Spector, Merula Steagall
CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVES: Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) requires strict daily compliance with oral medication and regular blood and bone marrow control tests. The objective was to evaluate CML patients' perceptions about the disease, their access to information regarding the diagnosis, monitoring and treatment, adverse effects and associations of these variables with patients' demographics, region and healthcare access. DESIGN AND SETTING: Prospective cross-sectional study among CML patients registered with the Brazilian Lymphoma and Leukemia Association (ABRALE)...
November 2015: São Paulo Medical Journal, Revista Paulista de Medicina
Digisha Trivedi, Pamela Landsman-Blumberg, Theodore Darkow, David Smith, Donna McMorrow, C Daniel Mullins
BACKGROUND: Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) treatment is lifelong, and while it is important for patients to remain adherent to treatment, there are conflicting findings with respect to differences in adherence and persistence with dasatinib or nilotinib during second-line treatment.  OBJECTIVE: To compare the rates of adherence, persistence, and discontinuation of 2 oral second-generation tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKI), dasatinib and nilotinib, in CML patients during their first 12 months of second-line treatment...
October 2014: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
Serdal Korkmaz, Mehmet Sinan Dal, Ilhami Berber, Deniz Goren Sahin, Mehmet Hilmi Dogu, Orhan Ayyildiz, Ilknur Nizam, Murat Albayrak, Ramazan Esen, Sinem Namdaroglu, Mehmet Sencan, Olga Meltem Akay, Sibel Hacioglu, Rahsan Yildirim, Ali Eser, Anil Tombak, Cigdem Pala, Osman Ilhan
AIMS: We aimed to investigate whether older age leads to limitations in the starting dose of imatinib in daily treatment of chronic myeloid leukemia, and to determine the compliance of elderly patients with tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKI) therapy. METHODS: Data including the clinical characteristics, therapeutic outcomes and compliance with TKI therapy of elderly patients with chronic myeloid leukemia aged >65 years were collected from 13 institutions in Turkey, retrospectively...
June 2015: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
Massimo Breccia, Luigiana Luciano, Roberto Latagliata, Fausto Castagnetti, Dario Ferrero, Francesco Cavazzini, Malgorzata Monica Trawinska, Mario Annunziata, Fabio Stagno, Mario Tiribelli, Gianni Binotto, Elena Crisà, Pellegrino Musto, Antonella Gozzini, Laura Cavalli, Enrico Montefusco, Alessandra Iurlo, Sabina Russo, Michele Cedrone, Antonella Russo Rossi, Patrizia Pregno, Mauro Endri, Antonio Spadea, Matteo Molica, Gianfranco Giglio, Francesca Celesti, Federica Sorà, Sergio Storti, Ada D'Addosio, Giovanna Rege Cambrin, Alessandro Isidori, Simona Sica, Elisabetta Abruzzese, Giorgina Speccha, Gianantonio Rosti, Giuliana Alimena
We applied Charlson comorbidity index (CCI) stratification on a large cohort of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) very elderly patients (>75 years) treated with imatinib, in order to observe the impact of concomitant diseases on both compliance and outcome. One hundred and eighty-one patients were recruited by 21 Italian centers. There were 95 males and 86 females, median age 78.6 years (range 75-93.6). According to Sokal score, 106 patients were classified as intermediate risk and 55 as high risk (not available in 20 patients)...
October 2014: Leukemia Research
Olga Graciela Cantú-Rodríguez, Mónica Sánchez-Cárdenas, César Homero Gutiérrez-Aguirre, José Carlos Jaime-Pérez, Consuelo Mancias-Guerra, Oscar González-Llano, David Gómez-Almaguer
INTRODUCTION: The advent of imatinib as a therapeutic option of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) has transformed this previously highly resistant disease into one that is susceptible to management with oral drugs that now offer high long-term survival rates. However, achieving an adequate adherence to treatment regimes is of critical importance. The characteristics of treatment compliance in Mexican patients have not been determined. METHODS: We evaluated 38 CML patients, members of the Glivec(®) International Patient Assistance Program (GIPAP)...
March 2015: Hematology (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
S Bordonaro, F Romano, E Lanteri, F Cappuccio, R Indorato, A Butera, A D'Angelo, F Ferraù, P Tralongo
INTRODUCTION: The advent of oral chemotherapy agents has had a strong impact on several aspects of the management of cancer patients, including survival rates, health-care expenditure, and health-related quality of life. However, access to care and adherence to oral chemotherapy are central to optimal outcomes. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In this multicenter observational study, we assessed the effect of the "Active Home Care" initiative - a structured, active, home-based cancer-treatment program - on quality of life, health-care utilization, and patient adherence and satisfaction using self-administered questionnaires...
2014: Patient Preference and Adherence
Sanjeev Kumar Sharma, Suman Kumar, A R Vijayakumar, Tulika Seth, Pravas Mishra, Manoranjan Mahapatra, Sudha Sazawal, T Velpandian, Renu Saxena
INTRODUCTION: Plasma imatinib levels vary widely in patients with the chronic myeloid leukemia-chronic phase, and studies have shown improved hematological, cytogenetic, and molecular responses in patients with the higher trough imatinib levels. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We analyzed 50 consecutive patients with the chronic myeloid leukemia-chronic phase and performed plasma imatinib levels at 1 month and 12 months and correlated them with complete hematological response at 3 months and molecular response at 12 months, respectively...
April 2014: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
Michael S Mathisen, Hagop M Kantarjian, Jorge Cortes, Elias J Jabbour
The advent of tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) has drastically changed the treatment outcome of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). Imatinib was the first TKI approved, and has been considered the standard of care for more than a decade. Second generation compounds, namely dasatinib and nilotinib, are highly effective in newly diagnosed patients as well as those who fail imatinib. Bosutinib and ponatinib have also become available as second line options. With five agents from which to choose, selecting a TKI has become a challenge...
September 2014: Blood Reviews
Michele Baccarani, Fausto Castagnetti, Gabriele Gugliotta, Francesca Palandri, Gianantonio Rosti
Resistance to tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) has many facets. The causes of resistance include low patient compliance, low plasma or intracellular drug concentration, BCR-ABL1 mutations, and clonal chromosome abnormalities in Ph+ cells, but in at least 50% of patients the causes are currently unknown. Primary resistance occurs when a predefined response level is not achieved within a prespecified period of time. Not achieving a complete hematologic response (CHR) within 3 months, not achieving a partial cytogenetic response and/or a BCR-ABL1 transcripts level ≤10% (international standard) within 6 months, and not achieving a complete cytogenetic response (CCyR) and/or a BCR-ABL1 transcripts level <1% within 12 months, define primary resistance...
June 2014: Expert Review of Hematology
Nelson Hamerschlak, Carmino de Souza, Ana Lúcia Cornacchioni, Ricardo Pasquini, Daniel Tabak, Nelson Spector, Merula Steagall
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the quality of life (QOL) of patients receiving treatment by the public health system in Brazil for chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), a disease requiring daily and strict compliance to oral medication and regular blood and bone marrow controls, which are invasive exams. METHODS: Between 2008 and 2010, patients with CML were surveyed by telephone. Quality of life was evaluated by the functional assessment of chronic illness therapy (FACIT) tool...
August 2014: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
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