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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087540/international-evidence-based-consensus-diagnostic-criteria-for-hhv-8-negative-idiopathic-multicentric-castleman-disease
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David C Fajgenbaum, Thomas S Uldrick, Adam Bagg, Dale Frank, David Wu, Gordan Srkalovic, David Simpson, Amy Y Liu, David Menke, Shanmuganathan Chandrakasan, Mary Jo Lechowicz, Raymond S M Wong, Sheila Pierson, Michele Paessler, Jean-François Rossi, Makoto Ide, Jason Ruth, Michael Croglio, Alexander Suarez, Vera Krymskaya, Amy Chadburn, Gisele Colleoni, Sunita Nasta, Raj Jayanthan, Christopher S Nabel, Corey Casper, Angela Dispenzieri, Alexander Fosså, Dermot Kelleher, Razelle Kurzrock, Peter Voorhees, Ahmet Dogan, Kazuyuki Yoshizaki, Frits van Rhee, Eric Oksenhendler, Elaine S Jaffe, Kojo S J Elenitoba-Johnson, Megan S Lim
Human Herpesvirus-8(HHV-8)-negative, idiopathic multicentric Castleman disease (iMCD) is a rare and life-threatening disorder involving systemic inflammatory symptoms, polyclonal lymphoproliferation, cytopenias, and multiple organ system dysfunction due to a cytokine storm often including interleukin-6. iMCD accounts for one-third to one-half of all cases of MCD and can occur in individuals of any age. Accurate diagnosis is challenging, as no standard diagnostic criteria or diagnostic biomarkers currently exist, and there is significant overlap with malignant, autoimmune, and infectious disorders...
January 13, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079914/intravenous-immunoglobulin-in-pediatric-rheumatology-when-to-use-it-and-what-is-the-evidence
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Martha M Rodriguez, Linda Wagner-Weiner
Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) is given to children with a variety of rheumatologic illnesses. The mechanism of action by which it exerts therapeutic effects is not well understood and likely differs in the medical conditions for which it is given. IVIG is approved by the US Food and Drug Administration and is the standard of care for Kawasaki disease, but most IVIG use in pediatric rheumatology is "off-label. " The literature supports the use of IVIG for juvenile dermatomyositis, although it is unclear whether its use should be limited to those children with more severe or refractory disease...
January 1, 2017: Pediatric Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079805/toxicities-of-different-first-line-chemotherapy-regimens-in-the-treatment-of-advanced-ovarian-cancer-a-network-meta-analysis
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Chang-Ping Qu, Gui-Xia Sun, Shao-Qin Yang, Jun Tian, Jin-Ge Si, Yi-Feng Wang
BACKGROUND: Ovarian cancer (OC) is the 5th leading cause of cancer-related deaths around the world, and several chemotherapy regimens have been applied in the treatment of OC. We aim to compare toxicities of different chemotherapy regimens in the treatment of advanced ovarian cancer (AOC) using network meta-analysis. METHODS: Literature research in Cochrane Library, PubMed, and EMBASE was performed up to November 2015. Eligible randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of different chemotherapy regimens were included...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076709/phase-3-trial-of-177-lu-dotatate-for-midgut-neuroendocrine-tumors
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Jonathan Strosberg, Ghassan El-Haddad, Edward Wolin, Andrew Hendifar, James Yao, Beth Chasen, Erik Mittra, Pamela L Kunz, Matthew H Kulke, Heather Jacene, David Bushnell, Thomas M O'Dorisio, Richard P Baum, Harshad R Kulkarni, Martyn Caplin, Rachida Lebtahi, Timothy Hobday, Ebrahim Delpassand, Eric Van Cutsem, Al Benson, Rajaventhan Srirajaskanthan, Marianne Pavel, Jaime Mora, Jordan Berlin, Enrique Grande, Nicholas Reed, Ettore Seregni, Kjell Öberg, Maribel Lopera Sierra, Paola Santoro, Thomas Thevenet, Jack L Erion, Philippe Ruszniewski, Dik Kwekkeboom, Eric Krenning
Background Patients with advanced midgut neuroendocrine tumors who have had disease progression during first-line somatostatin analogue therapy have limited therapeutic options. This randomized, controlled trial evaluated the efficacy and safety of lutetium-177 ((177)Lu)-Dotatate in patients with advanced, progressive, somatostatin-receptor-positive midgut neuroendocrine tumors. Methods We randomly assigned 229 patients who had well-differentiated, metastatic midgut neuroendocrine tumors to receive either (177)Lu-Dotatate (116 patients) at a dose of 7...
12, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076695/deacetylase-inhibitors-an-advance-in-myeloma-therapy
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Jacob P Laubach, Jesus F San-Miguel, Vania Hungria, Jian Hou, Philippe Moreau, Sagar Lonial, Jae Hoon Lee, Hermann Einsele, Melissa Alsina, Paul G Richardson
A significant unmet need exists in patients with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma (MM), which remains an incurable disease despite recent advances in the field. One such development was the use of deacetylase inhibitors (DACi), which exert unique antimyeloma effects through targeting of epigenetic and protein metabolism pathways. The pan-DACi panobinostat was recently approved in combination with bortezomib and dexamethasone for use in patients with relapsed or relapsed and refractory MM. Results of a phase 3 trial showed that the panobinostat-containing regimen improved the overall response rate and progression-free survival...
January 11, 2017: Expert Review of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074331/a-retrospective-analysis-of-the-first-41-mcrpc-patients-with-bone-pain-treated-with-radium-223-at-the-national-institute-of-oncology-in-hungary
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Zs Küronya, I Sinkovics, P Ágoston, K Bíró, I Bodrogi, I Böde, M Dank, F Gyergyay, T Vajdics, Zs Kolonics, K Nagyiványi, Á Rúzsa, L Géczi
Radium-223 dichloride is an alpha-emitting radiopharmaceutical which significantly prolongs overall survival in patients with castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) and symptomatic bone metastases. This was a retrospective analysis of the efficacy and safety of Radium-223 in the first 41 patients treated at a single center in Hungary. Radium-223 was given at a dose of 50 kBq/kg intravenously every 4 weeks for up to 6 cycles. Between 23rd July 2014 and 23rd February 2016, 41 patients were treated. Patient demographics, laboratory values, treatment outcomes and adverse events were collected from medical records...
January 10, 2017: Pathology Oncology Research: POR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073178/polyclonal-and-monoclonal-antibodies-for-induction-therapy-in-kidney-transplant-recipients
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REVIEW
Penny Hill, Nicholas B Cross, A Nicholas R Barnett, Suetonia C Palmer, Angela C Webster
BACKGROUND: Prolonging kidney transplant survival is an important clinical priority. Induction immunosuppression with antibody therapy is recommended at transplantation and non-depleting interleukin-2 receptor monoclonal antibodies (IL2Ra) are considered first line. It is suggested that recipients at high risk of rejection should receive lymphocyte-depleting antibodies but the relative benefits and harms of the available agents are uncertain. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to: evaluate the relative and absolute effects of different antibody preparations (except IL2Ra) when used as induction therapy in kidney transplant recipients; determine how the benefits and adverse events vary for each antibody preparation; determine how the benefits and harms vary for different formulations of antibody preparation; and determine whether the benefits and harms vary in specific subgroups of recipients (e...
January 11, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073042/rapid-infusions-of-human-normal-immunoglobulin-50g-l-are-safe-and-well-tolerated-in-immunodeficiencies-and-immune-thrombocytopenia
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Giuseppe Spadaro, Alessandra Vultaggio, A Alberto Bosi, Dietmar Reichert, Jan Janssen, Donatella Lamacchia, Liliana Nappi, Antonio Pecoraro, Cinzia Milito, Andrea Ferraro, Andrea Matucci, Francesca Bacchiarri, Valentina Carrai, Azra Hibbeler, Elisabet Speckman, Chiara Guarnieri, Serena Bongiovanni, Isabella Quinti
Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg) is accepted as an effective and well-tolerated treatment for primary and secondary immunodeficiencies (ID) and immune thrombocytopenia (ITP). Adverse reactions of IVIg are usually mild, comprising transient flu-like symptoms, change in blood pressure and tachycardia. However IVIg therapy can be burdensome for both patients and healthcare facilities, since the infusion may take up to 4h to administer. The objective of our multicentre, prospective, open-label phase III trial was to evaluate the tolerability and safety of human normal immunoglobulin 50g/l (Ig VENA) at high intravenous infusion rates in adult patients with ID and ITP who had previously tolerated IVIg treatment, by progressively increasing infusion rate up to 8ml/kg/hr...
January 7, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072887/dengue-fever-in-travellers-and-risk-of-local-spreading-case-reports-from-southern-italy-and-literature-update
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Claudia Fabrizio, Luciana Lepore, Maria Chironna, Gioacchino Angarano, Annalisa Saracino
Dengue fever (DF), an arbovirosis caused by Dengue viruses (DV, serotypes 1-4), is responsible for an increasing number of travel-related acute febrile illnesses due to population growth, climate changes, spreading by viremic travellers, and improved laboratory diagnosis. The presence of efficient vectors (mosquito Aedes albopictus) has also been described in temperate regions including Italy which is considered the most heavily infected European country. Normally characterized by non-specific signs and symptoms, DF incidence is probably underestimated, especially in non-endemic countries, but the risk of severe forms is substantial...
January 5, 2017: New Microbiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072724/fatal-antiphospholipid-syndrome-following-endoscopic-transnasal-transsphenoidal-surgery-for-a-pituitary-tumor-a-case-report
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Chiao-Zhu Li, Chiao-Ching Li, Chih-Chuan Hsieh, Meng-Chi Lin, Dueng-Yuan Hueng, Feng-Chen Liu, Yuan-Hao Chen
INTRODUCTION: The fatal type of antiphospholipid syndrome is a rare but life-threating condition. It may be triggered by surgery or infection. Endoscopic transnasal-transsphenoidal surgery is a common procedure for pituitary tumor. We report a catastrophic case of a young woman died of fatal antiphospholipid syndrome following endoscopic transnasal-transsphenoidal surgery. METHODS AND RESULT: A 31-year-old woman of a history of stroke received endoscopic transnasal-transsphenoidal surgery for a pituitary tumor...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070718/first-in-human-trial-of-an-anti-5t4-antibody-monomethylauristatin-conjugate-pf-06263507-in-patients-with-advanced-solid-tumors
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Geoffrey I Shapiro, Ulka N Vaishampayan, Patricia LoRusso, Jeremy Barton, Steven Hua, Steven D Reich, Ronald Shazer, Carrie T Taylor, Dawei Xuan, Hossein Borghaei
Background The antibody-drug conjugate PF-06263507 targets the cell-surface, tumor-associated antigen 5T4 and consists of a humanized IgG1 conjugated to the microtubule-disrupting agent monomethylauristatin-F by a non-cleavable maleimidocaproyl linker. In this first-in-human, dose-finding trial (NCT01891669), we evaluated safety, pharmacokinetics, and preliminary antitumor activity of PF-06263507 in pretreated patients with advanced solid tumors, unselected for 5T4 expression. starting at 0.05 mg/kg, with 25, 56, and 95% dose increments, depending on observed dose-limiting toxicities (DLTs), applying a modified continual reassessment method...
January 9, 2017: Investigational New Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070489/acute-disseminated-histoplasmosis-with-atypical-lymphocytosis-in-an-immunocompetent-host
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Ayman Elbadawi, Hamdy M A Ahmed, Hussain Adly, Mohamed A Elkhouly, Samar Abohamed, Ann R Falsey
65 year-old-male presented with a one-week history of high grade fever, fatigue and confusion which began abruptly two days after a cystoscopy procedure. Past medical history included pulmonary sarcoidosis diagnosed by mediastinal lymph biopsy, diabetes and hypertension. On admission he was febrile and confused with stable vital signs. Initial workup included negative Head CT and lumbar puncture. Blood work revealed normal metabolic and liver function tests with progressive anemia, thrombocytopenia and atypical lymphocytosis of 15-20%...
2017: IDCases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068238/hematologic-nadirs-during-chemoradiation-for-anal-cancer-temporal-characterization-and-dosimetric-predictors
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Andrew Y Lee, Daniel W Golden, Jose G Bazan, Malgorzata Kopec, Charles A Pelizzari, Sonya Aggarwal, Daniel T Chang, Stanley L Liauw
PURPOSE: Pelvic bone marrow (BM) constraints may offer a means to reduce the toxicity commonly associated with chemoradiation for anal cancer. We conducted a bi-institutional analysis of dose-volume metrics in a time-sensitive fashion to devise practical metrics to minimize hematologic toxicity. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Fifty-six anal cancer patients from 2 institutions received definitive radiation therapy (median primary dose of 54 Gy) using intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT, n=49) or 3-dimensional (3D) conformal therapy (n=7) with concurrent 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) and mitomycin C...
February 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065221/meta-analysis-of-aspirin-heparin-therapy-for-un-explained-recurrent-miscarriage
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Tong Ling, Wei Xian-Jiang
Objective This study was designed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of aspirin-heparin treatment for un-explained recurrent spontaneous abortion (URSA). Methods Literatures reporting the studies on the aspirin-heparin treatment of un-explained recurrent miscarriage with randomized controlled trials (RCTs) were collected from the major publication databases. The live birth rate was used as primary indicator, preterm delivery, preeclampsia, intrauterine growth restriction, and adverse reactions (thrombocytopenia ) were used as the secondary indicators...
November 20, 2016: Chinese Medical Sciences Journal, Chung-kuo i Hsüeh K'o Hsüeh Tsa Chih
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063304/splenic-irradiation-for-splenomegaly-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Nicholas G Zaorsky, Graeme R Williams, Stefan K Barta, Nestor F Esnaola, Patricia L Kropf, Shelly B Hayes, Joshua E Meyer
Splenic irradiation (SI) is a palliative treatment option for symptomatic splenomegaly (i.e. for pain, early satiety, pancytopenia from sequestration) secondary to hematologic malignancies and disorders. The purpose of the current article is to review the literature on SI for hematologic malignancies and disorders, including: (1) patient selection and optimal technique; (2) efficacy of SI; and (3) toxicities of SI. PICOS/PRISMA methods are used to select 27 articles including 766 courses of SI for 486 patients from 1960 to 2016...
December 22, 2016: Cancer Treatment Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061983/the-use-of-novel-oral-anticoagulants-in-cancer-patients-with-venous-thromboembolism
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REVIEW
Stamatis J Karakatsanis, Aikaterini Roumpi, Konstantinos N Syrigos
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is not uncommon among patients with cancer and is one of the major causes of mortality and morbidity. Treatment with low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH) is effective, yet accompanied by the need for daily administration of injections for a prolonged time and (even rarely) thrombocytopenia. The discovery of novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs) was based on an effort to improve the pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic properties of previous generation anticoagulants while maintaining efficacy without the need for daily subcutaneous administration and frequent laboratory monitoring...
December 2016: Seminars in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059023/the-short-term-efficacy-of-bortezomib-combined-with-glucocorticoids-for-the-treatment-of-refractory-lupus-nephritis
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H Zhang, Z Liu, L Huang, J Hou, M Zhou, X Huang, W Hu, Z Liu
Objective The treatment of refractory lupus nephritis (LN) remains challenging for clinicians because these patients either do not respond to conventional therapy or relapse during the maintenance treatment period. The aim of this study was to investigate the efficacy and safety of bortezomib combined with glucocorticoids in refractory lupus patients. Methodology Five refractory LN patients aged 21 to 43 years (four females and one male) with biopsy-proven diagnosis (four with type IV and one with type V+IV) were recruited...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057952/direct-thrombin-inhibitor-resistance-and-possible-mechanisms
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Maria Cardinale, Michael Ha, Michael H Liu, David P Reardon
Objective: To report 3 cases in which doses of bivalirudin higher than commonly used in clinical practice were required in order to achieve therapeutic anticoagulation as monitored by the activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT). Case Summary: The medical records of 3 patients who required large doses of bivalirudin to remain therapeutic were thoroughly reviewed. In all 3 patients, bivalirudin was initiated at a rate appropriate for the patients' renal function and titrated using a nurse-driven protocol with recommended dose adjustments based on aPTT...
December 2016: Hospital Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056326/-a-case-report-of-combined-treatment-with-rituximab-and-eltrombopag-in-refractory-immune-thrombocytopenia
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January 1, 2017: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053537/comparison-of-intra-arterial-chemoembolization-with-and-without-radiotherapy-for-advanced-hepatocellular-carcinoma-with-portal-vein-tumor-thrombosis-a-meta-analysis
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Qianqian Zhao, Kunli Zhu, Jinbo Yue, Zhonghua Qi, Shumei Jiang, Xiaoqing Xu, Rui Feng, Renben Wang
PURPOSE: Numerous studies have tried to combine transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) or hepatic arterial infusion chemotherapy (HAIC) with radiotherapy (RT) for the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients with portal vein tumor thrombus (PVTT). However, the efficacy of TACE or HAIC combined with RT versus TACE or HAIC alone remains controversial. Thus, we performed a meta-analysis to compare the efficacy and safety of intra-arterial chemoembolization combined with RT versus intra-arterial chemoembolization alone for the treatment of HCC patients with PVTT...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
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