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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214557/quadruple-first-line-drug-resistance-in-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-in-vietnam-what-can-we-learn-from-genes
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Huy Quang Nguyen, Nhung Viet Nguyen, Lucie Contamin, Thanh Hoa Thi Tran, Thuong Thi Vu, Hung Van Nguyen, Ngoc Lan Thi Nguyen, Son Thai Nguyen, Anh Duc Dang, Anne-Laure Bañuls, Van Anh Thi Nguyen
In Vietnam, a country with high tuberculosis (137/100.000 population) and multidrug-resistant (MDR)-TB burdens (7.8/100.000 population), little is known about the molecular signatures of drug resistance in general and more particularly of second line drug (SLD) resistance. This study is specifically focused on Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates resistant to four first-line drugs (FLDs) that make TB much more difficult to treat. The aim is to determine the proportion of SLD resistance in these quadruple drug resistant isolates and the genetic determinants linked to drug resistance to better understand the genetic processes leading to quadruple and extremely drug resistance (XDR)...
February 15, 2017: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214312/update-treatment-of-necrobiosis-lipoidica
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REVIEW
Melanie Peckruhn, Jörg Tittelbach, Peter Elsner
Necrobiosis lipoidica (NL) is a rare granulomatous disease of hitherto unclear etiology frequently seen in patients with diabetes. Characterized by its potential for ulcerations, it often presents a serious burden for those affected. There are currently neither German nor European guidelines for the treatment of NL. At the same time, standard treatment with topical or intralesional corticosteroids does not always show satisfactory results. We therefore set out to evaluate whether the various treatment regimens published since 2000 have actually expanded the therapeutic armamentarium in a relevant manner...
February 2017: Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft, Journal of the German Society of Dermatology: JDDG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214087/targeting-the-pd-1-pd-l1-axis-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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REVIEW
Rajiv Kumar, Dearbhaile Collins, Saoirse Dolly, Fiona McDonald, Mary E R O'Brien, Timothy A Yap
The last decade has witnessed rapid advances in the discovery and development of immune checkpoint inhibitors in cancer medicine, particularly drugs targeting programmed cell death 1 (PD-1) and programmed cell death ligand 1 (PD-L1) in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The proven antitumor efficacy coupled with low rates of drug-related toxicities observed, albeit idiosyncratic, with these novel immunotherapeutics have led to the registration of multiple PD-1 and PD-L1 inhibitors, such as nivolumab, pembrolizumab, and atezolizumab, in second-line advanced NSCLC, whereas durvalumab and avelumab are in late-phase clinical testing...
December 23, 2016: Current Problems in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213683/phase-ii-study-of-bevacizumab-and-irinotecan-as-second-line-therapy-for-patients-with-metastatic-colorectal-cancer-previously-treated-with-fluoropyrimidines-oxaliplatin-and-bevacizumab
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Hidekazu Kuramochi, Masayuki Ando, Michio Itabashi, Go Nakajima, Kazuyuki Kawakami, Mie Hamano, Eiichi Hirai, Hajime Yokomizo, Ryuji Okuyama, Tatsuo Araida, Kazuhiko Yoshimatsu, Shingo Kameoka, Kazuhiko Hayashi
PURPOSE: Fluorouracil and folinic acid with irinotecan (FOLFIRI) plus bevacizumab (BV) is widely used as second-line chemotherapy for patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) previously treated with fluoropyrimidines, oxaliplatin, and BV. FOLFIRI requires a CV catheter and an infusion pump, which are inconvenient for patients. Sufficient data are not available for characterizing the effectiveness of fluoropyrimidines beyond first disease progression. In this study, we evaluated the efficacy and safety of irinotecan (CPT-11) plus BV as second-line therapy...
February 17, 2017: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213606/parental-health-literacy-and-outcomes-of-childhood-nephrotic-syndrome
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Karlota Borges, Cathryn Sibbald, Neesha Hussain-Shamsy, Jovanka Vasilevska-Ristovska, Tonny Banh, Viral Patel, Josefina Brooke, Monica Piekut, Michele Reddon, Kimberly Aitken-Menezes, Ashley McNaughton, Rachel J Pearl, Valerie Langlois, Seetha Radhakrishnan, Christoph P B Licht, Tino D Piscione, Leo Levin, Damien Noone, Diane Hebert, Rulan S Parekh
OBJECTIVE: Determine the association of parental health literacy with treatment response among children with nephrotic syndrome. METHODS: This was a cohort study of children aged 1-18 with nephrotic syndrome and their parent. Health literacy was measured using the validated Short Test of Functional Health Literacy in Adults assessing reading comprehension and numeracy. Outcomes included initial relapse-free period, frequently relapsing disease, relapse rate, second-line medication use, and complete remission after therapy...
February 17, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213001/predictive-factors-for-egfr-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitor-retreatment-in-patients-with-egfr-mutated-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-a-multicenter-retrospective-sequence-study
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Gee-Chen Chang, Chien-Hua Tseng, Kuo-Hsuan Hsu, Chong-Jen Yu, Cheng-Ta Yang, Kun-Chieh Chen, Tsung-Ying Yang, Jeng-Sen Tseng, Chien-Ying Liu, Wei-Yu Liao, Te-Chun Hsia, Chih-Yen Tu, Meng-Chih Lin, Ying-Huang Tsai, Meng-Jer Hsieh, Wen-Shuo Wu, Yuh-Min Chen
BACKGROUND: Acquired resistance occurs in most non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients with epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutations experiencing a response to EGFR-tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) initially. We investigated EGFR-TKI retreatment in patients who had previously received EGFR-TKI followed by chemotherapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a retrospective multicenter study. Patients with locally advanced or metastatic adenocarcinoma or TTF-1 (+) NSCLC, positive EGFR sensitive mutation, and EGFR-TKI reuse after initial EGFR-TKI followed by chemotherapy were enrolled...
February 2017: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212999/meta-analysis-examining-impact-of-age-on-overall-survival-with-pemetrexed-for-the-treatment-of-advanced-non-squamous-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Luis G Paz-Ares, Annamaria Zimmermann, Tudor Ciuleanu, Paul A Bunn, Belen San Antonio, Jonathan Denne, Nancy Iturria, William John, Giorgio V Scagliotti
OBJECTIVE: In clinical practice, elderly patients are often undertreated relative to younger patients. This meta-analysis was designed to determine whether older patients with non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) could derive an overall survival (OS) benefit from pemetrexed treatment comparable to that experienced by younger patients in the first-line, second-line, or maintenance settings. METHODS: Data from 2671 patients with non-squamous NSCLC participating in four pemetrexed phase III studies were included in a meta-analysis using a random-effects model...
February 2017: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212559/the-selective-mek1-inhibitor-selumetinib-enhances-the-antitumor-activity-of-everolimus-against-renal-cell-carcinoma-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Yun Zou, Jianfeng Wang, Xuejiao Leng, Jiwei Huang, Wei Xue, Jin Zhang, Yiran Huang
Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is a urologic malignant cancer and often diagnosed at an advanced stage, which results in high mortality. Targeted therapy may improve the quality of life and survival of patients who are not suitable for nephrectomy. Everolimus, an mTOR inhibitor, is currently used as sequential or second-line therapy for RCC refractory to Sunitinib or sorafenib. However, its efficiency is palliative. In this study, we evaluated whether the antitumor activity of everolimus against RCC is enhanced by Selumetinib, a selective MEK1 inhibitor...
February 14, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212060/pembrolizumab-as-second-line-therapy-for-advanced-urothelial-carcinoma
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Joaquim Bellmunt, Ronald de Wit, David J Vaughn, Yves Fradet, Jae-Lyun Lee, Lawrence Fong, Nicholas J Vogelzang, Miguel A Climent, Daniel P Petrylak, Toni K Choueiri, Andrea Necchi, Winald Gerritsen, Howard Gurney, David I Quinn, Stéphane Culine, Cora N Sternberg, Yabing Mai, Christian H Poehlein, Rodolfo F Perini, Dean F Bajorin
Background Patients with advanced urothelial carcinoma that progresses after platinum-based chemotherapy have a poor prognosis and limited treatment options. Methods In this open-label, international, phase 3 trial, we randomly assigned 542 patients with advanced urothelial cancer that recurred or progressed after platinum-based chemotherapy to receive pembrolizumab (a highly selective, humanized monoclonal IgG4κ isotype antibody against programmed death 1 [PD-1]) at a dose of 200 mg every 3 weeks or the investigator's choice of chemotherapy with paclitaxel, docetaxel, or vinflunine...
February 17, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211921/metronomic-capecitabine-versus-best-supportive-care-as-second-line-treatment-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-a-retrospective-study
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Andrea Casadei Gardini, Flavia Foca, Mario Scartozzi, Nicola Silvestris, Emiliano Tamburini, Luca Faloppi, Oronzo Brunetti, Britt Rudnas, Salvatore Pisconti, Martina Valgiusti, Giorgia Marisi, Francesco Giuseppe Foschi, Giorgio Ercolani, Davide Tassinari, Stefano Cascinu, Giovanni Luca Frassineti
Preliminary studies suggest that capecitabine may be safe and effective in HCC patients. The aim of this study was to retrospectively evaluate the safety and efficacy of metronomic capecitabine as second-line treatment. This multicentric study retrospectively analyzed data of HCC patients unresponsive or intolerant to sorafenib treatment with metronomic capecitabine or best supportive care (BSC).Median progression free survival was 3.1 months in patients treated with capecitabine (95%CI: 2.7-3.5). Median overall survival was 12...
February 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211882/aflibercept-as-a-second-line-therapy-for-neovascular-age-related-macular-degeneration-in-israel-asli-study
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L Tiosano, O Segal, N Mathalone, A Pollack, R Ehrlich, I Klemperer, Y Barak, I Moroz, I Chowers, M Goldstein
PurposeThe purpose of this study is to evaluate an early switch to aflibecept in eyes with neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nvAMD) showing partial or lack of response for initial therapy with bevacizumab.MethodsThe Aflibercept as a Second Line Therapy for Neovascular Age Related Macular Degeneration in Israel (ASLI) was a prospective, multicenter, single-arm clinical trial. Eyes with nvAMD having incomplete response to 3-9 prior bevacizumab injections were recruited. Three monthly intravitreal aflibercept (2 mg) injections were administered, followed by two bi-monthly injections and a final examination at week 28...
February 17, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211785/continuous-infusion-of-a-large-dose-of-cf-and-5-fu-combined-with-cddp-in-the-treatment-of-advanced-esophageal-cancer
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Zheng-Qiu Zhu, Zu-An Zhu, Hong-Xing Cai
5-fluorouracil (5-FU) and cisplatin (CDDP) are common chemotherapy drugs used in the treatment of patients with advanced esophageal cancer. We investigated the efficacy of adding a continuous infusion of a large dose of a common adjuvant, citrovorumfactor (CF), to the traditional 5-FU/wCDDP regimen. 50 patients with advanced esophageal cancer were treated with a continuous infusion of CF, 5-FU, and CDDP, and the short-term effects, adverse reactions, and survival periods after treatment were analyzed. Overall, the treatment was effective in 58% of patients, and the therapeutic effects of the first-line of chemotherapy were significantly better than the second-line (u = 4...
February 17, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209749/efficacy-and-safety-of-folfiri-regimen-in-elderly-versus-nonelderly-patients-with-metastatic-colorectal-or-gastric-cancer
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Ji-Won Kim, Keun-Wook Lee, Kyu-Pyo Kim, Ju Hyun Lee, Yong Sang Hong, Jeong-Eun Kim, Sun Young Kim, Sook Ryun Park, Byung-Ho Nam, Sang-Hee Cho, Ik-Joo Chung, Young Suk Park, Ho-Suk Oh, Myung-Ah Lee, Hye Jin Kang, Young Iee Park, Eun-Kee Song, Hye Sook Han, Kyu Taeg Lee, Dong Bok Shin, Jung Hun Kang, Dae Young Zang, Jee Hyun Kim, Tae Won Kim
BACKGROUND: Irinotecan-based chemotherapy is a standard backbone of therapy in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (CRC) or gastric cancer (GC). However, there is still a paucity of information concerning the efficacy and safety of irinotecan-based regimens in elderly patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Using the patient cohort (n = 1,545) from the UGT1A1 genotype study, we compared the efficacy and safety between elderly and nonelderly patients with metastatic CRC (n = 934) or GC (n = 611) who received first- or second-line FOLFIRI (irinotecan, leucovorin, and 5-fluorouracil) chemotherapy...
February 16, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209745/platinum-fluoropyrimidine-and-paclitaxel-based-chemotherapy-in-the-treatment-of-advanced-anal-cancer-patients
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Francesco Sclafani, Federica Morano, David Cunningham, Chiara Baratelli, Eleftheria Kalaitzaki, David Watkins, Naureen Starling, Ian Chau, Sheela Rao
BACKGROUND: Although treatment of localized anal cancer (AC) is well established, very little evidence is available to inform the management of advanced tumors, and the prognosis of these patients remains poor. We have analyzed treatment pathways and outcomes of a single-institution series of advanced AC patients in order to provide insight into the management of this rare condition. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Inclusion criteria included epidermoid histology, inoperable locally recurrent or metastatic disease, and availability of full medical records...
February 16, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208757/pathogenesis%C3%A2-and%C3%A2-therapeutic%C3%A2-mechanisms%C3%A2-in%C3%A2-immune%C3%A2-thrombocytopenia%C3%A2-itp
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REVIEW
Anne Zufferey, Rick Kapur, John W Semple
Immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) is a complex autoimmune disease characterized by low  platelet counts. The pathogenesis of ITP remains unclear although both antibody-mediated and/or  T cell-mediated platelet destruction are key processes. In addition, impairment of T cells, cytokine  imbalances, and the contribution of the bone marrow niche have now been recognized to be  important. Treatment strategies are aimed at the restoration of platelet counts compatible with  adequate hemostasis rather than achieving physiological platelet counts...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207572/cross-reactivity-of-chloroquine-and-hydroxychloroquine-with-dri-amphetamine-immunoassay
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Isabel Gomila, Loreto Quesada, Victoria López-Corominas, Julia Fernández, Miguel Ángel Servera, Laura Sahuquillo, Macarena Dastis, Albert Torrents, Bernardino Barceló
BACKGROUND: Chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine are medical drugs used to treat the chemoprophylaxis of malaria as well as a second-line anti-inflammatory drug. METHODS: We performed a study of cross-reactivity of chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine in the DRI Amphetamine Assay inspired by a case report of a self-ingestion of chloroquine following a family dispute, that involved the following: (a) an in vitro study with control samples of healthy subjects, (b) an in vivo study with samples of patients with rheumatoid arthritis, and (c) an evaluation of the cross-reactivity of chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine in three additional immunoassays...
February 14, 2017: Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205146/binge-drinking-current-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-issues
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Benjamin Rolland, Mickaël Naassila
The concept of binge drinking (BD) refers to patterns of heavy episodic alcohol consumption, with BD primarily occurring among adolescents and young adults. Several official definitions of BD have been proposed, in particular by the World Health Organization, the National Institute on Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Nevertheless, none of these definitions address the psychosocial and medical consequences of the type of alcohol use seen in BD. In practice, BD can thus correspond to either hazardous or harmful use of alcohol (HUA), while the episodic nature of heavy drinking in BD means that it does not meet the criteria for 'alcohol dependence'...
February 15, 2017: CNS Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203508/deltoid-compartment-syndrome-a-rare-complication-after-humeral-intraosseous-access
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Kishan M Thadikonda, Francesco M Egro, Irene Ma, Alexander M Spiess
We present a case of a 65-year-old woman who developed a delayed deltoid compartment syndrome after resuscitation via humeral intraosseous access. Initially she was treated conservatively but then was taken emergently for a fasciotomy. After confirming the diagnosis with compartment pressures, a 2-incision approach was employed and a large hematoma was evacuated from the inferior margin of the anterior deltoid. The rest of the deltoid was inspected and debrided to healthy bleeding tissue. Her fasciotomy wounds were left open to heal on their own due to her tenuous clinical condition...
January 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203296/incorporating-vegf-targeted-therapy-in-advanced-urothelial-cancer
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REVIEW
Sujata Narayanan, Sandy Srinivas
Patients with relapsed or refractory urothelial carcinoma (UC) have poor prognosis coupled with few options for systemic treatment. The role of angiogenesis in the evolution of cancers has been established, and studies have shown that it plays a key role in the pathogenesis of UC. Many targeted agents have been used in phase I-II trials for the treatment of UC, with encouraging but modest results. Recently, studies combining angiogenesis inhibitors with other chemotherapeutic agents were able to achieve objective responses higher than most commonly used second-line therapies in UC...
January 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199818/cabozantinib-versus-sunitinib-as-initial-targeted-therapy-for-patients-with-metastatic-renal-cell-carcinoma-of-poor-or-intermediate-risk-the-alliance-a031203-cabosun-trial
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Toni K Choueiri, Susan Halabi, Ben L Sanford, Olwen Hahn, M Dror Michaelson, Meghara K Walsh, Darren R Feldman, Thomas Olencki, Joel Picus, Eric J Small, Shaker Dakhil, Daniel J George, Michael J Morris
Purpose Cabozantinib is an oral potent inhibitor of vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 2, MET, and AXL and is a standard second-line therapy for metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC). This randomized phase II multicenter trial evaluated cabozantinib compared with sunitinib as first-line therapy in patients with mRCC. Patients and Methods Eligible patients had untreated clear cell mRCC and Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance status of 0 to 2 and were intermediate or poor risk per International Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma Database Consortium criteria...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
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