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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642891/safety-tolerability-of-the-anti-semaphorin-4d-antibody-vx15-2503-in-a-randomized-phase-1-trial
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Christopher LaGanke, Lawrence Samkoff, Keith Edwards, Lily Jung Henson, Pavle Repovic, Sharon Lynch, Lael Stone, David Mattson, Aaron Galluzzi, Terrence L Fisher, Christine Reilly, Laurie A Winter, John E Leonard, Maurice Zauderer
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics (PK), and pharmacodynamics (PD) of VX15/2503 in a randomized, single-dose, dose-escalation, double-blind, placebo-controlled study enrolling adult patients with MS. METHODS: Single IV doses of VX15/2503 or placebo were administered. Ten patients each were randomized (4:1 randomization ratio) into 5 ascending dose cohorts of 1, 3, 6, 10, or 20 mg/kg. Safety, immunogenicity, PK/PD, MRI, ECG, and lymphocyte subset levels were evaluated...
July 2017: Neurology® Neuroimmunology & Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625627/a-multicenter-randomized-phase-3-trial-comparing-fixed-dose-versus-toxicity-adjusted-dose-of-cisplatin-etoposide-in-extensive-small-cell-lung-cancer-sclc-patients-the-small-cell-lung-cancer-toxicity-adjusted-dosing-stad-1-trial
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Alessandro Morabito, Gennaro Daniele, Raffaele Costanzo, Adolfo Gino Favaretto, Virgilio Filipazzi, Antonio Rossi, Vittorio Gebbia, Federico Castiglione, Luigi Cavanna, Evaristo Maiello, Claudia Sandomenico, Laura Bonanno, Elena Piazza, Paolo Maione, Maria Carmela Piccirillo, Massimo Di Maio, Gaetano Rocco, Ciro Gallo, Francesco Perrone, Cesare Gridelli
OBJECTIVES: Data supporting the prognostic role of chemotherapy induced haematological toxicity suggest that toxicity-adjusted-dosing (TAD) of chemotherapy might improve treatment efficacy. We tested whether TAD of the cisplatin-etoposide combination might improve the response rate, in previously untreated extensive stage disease (ED)-SCLC patients, as compared with standard fixed-dosing (FD). METHODS: Patients with ED-SCLC were randomized to receive either TAD or FD of cisplatin-etoposide as first-line treatment...
June 2017: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622892/a-phase-ii-trial-of-induction-nab-paclitaxel-and-cisplatin-followed-by-concurrent-chemoradiotherapy-in-patients-with-locally-advanced-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma
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Liang-Ru Ke, Wei-Xiong Xia, Wen-Ze Qiu, Xin-Jun Huang, Ya-Hui Yu, Hu Liang, Guo-Ying Liu, Yan-Qun Xiang, Xiang Guo, Xing Lv
OBJECTIVES: Nanoparticle albumin-bound paclitaxel (NAB-paclitaxel) was designed to avoid solvent-related toxicities, and improve anti-tumor efficacy via increasing paclitaxel's intratumoral concentration and its uptake by tumor cells. This trial aimed to determine the safety and efficacy of induction NAB-paclitaxel combined with cisplatin followed by concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CCRT) in patients with locally advanced nasopharyngeal carcinoma (LA-NPC). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients with stage III-IVb NPC received NAB-paclitaxel (260mg/m(2)) combined with cisplatin (80mg/m(2)) intravenously on days 1 and 22, followed by cisplatin (80mg/m(2)) on days 43 and 64, concomitant with intensity-modulated radiation therapy...
July 2017: Oral Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621489/validation-and-comparison-of-quality-of-life-measures-for-topical-5-fluorouracil-treatment-results-from-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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H Pomerantz, M-M Chren, R Lew, M A Weinstock
BACKGROUND: Topical 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) is commonly used for high-risk patients with keratinocyte carcinoma (KC). Skindex and Skin Cancer Index (SCI) are validated instruments to measure quality of life (QoL) of patients with KC and those who have had surgical treatment of KCs. AIM: To validate Skindex and SCI for topical 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) application and to compare the two QoL instruments. METHODS: We randomized 932 veterans at high risk for developing a KC to either topical 5-FU or vehicle control cream applied to the face and ears for up to 1 month...
July 2017: Clinical and Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618234/successful-treatment-of-acute-radiation-proctitis-with-aloe-vera-a-preliminary-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial
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Adeleh Sahebnasagh, Arash Ghasemi, Jafar Akbari, Abbas Alipour, Hossein Lashkardoost, Shahram Ala, Ebrahim Salehifar
BACKGROUND: Acute radiation proctitis (ARP) is a common side-effect that affects up to 50% of patients receiving radiotherapy. The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of a topical preparation of Aloe vera in the treatment of ARP induced by radiotherapy of pelvic area. SUBJECTS AND INTERVENTIONS: In this double-blind placebo-controlled trial, 20 consecutive patients with ARP after external-beam radiation therapy (46-72 Gy) of pelvic malignancies were randomized to receive either Aloe vera 3% or placebo ointment, 1 g twice daily for 4 weeks...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614783/effectiveness-and-safety-of-pd-1-pd-l1-inhibitors-in-the-treatment-of-solid-tumors-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Xiaohui Wang, Zhengqiang Bao, Xiaoju Zhang, Fei Li, Tianwen Lai, Chao Cao, Zhihua Chen, Wen Li, Huahao Shen, Songmin Ying
BACKGROUND: PD-1/PD-L1 inhibitors have been implicated as potentially effective anti-cancer therapies. Some clinical randomized controlled trials (RCTs) have been completed for a variety of PD-1/PD-L1 inhibitors to treat various malignancies, and more RCTs are still under way. We carried out this systematic meta-analysis to evaluate the efficacy and safety of PD-1/PD-L1 inhibitors in the treatment of solid tumors. METHODS: We searched PubMed, EMBASE, clinical trial registers, conference reports, and related reviews...
May 31, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614364/serum-levels-of-bupivacaine-after-pre-peritoneal-bolus-vs-epidural-bolus-injection-for-analgesia-in-abdominal-surgery-a-safety-study-within-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Timothy H Mungroop, Ganapathy van Samkar, Bart F Geerts, Susan van Dieren, Marc G Besselink, Denise P Veelo, Philipp Lirk
BACKGROUND: Continuous wound infiltration (CWI) has become increasingly popular in recent years as an alternative to epidural analgesia. As catheters are not placed until the end of surgery, more intraoperative opioid analgesics might be needed. We, therefore, added a single pre-peritoneal bolus of bupivacaine at the start of laparotomy, similar to the bolus given with epidural analgesia. METHODS: This was a comparative study within a randomized controlled trial (NTR4948)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612671/racial-ethnic-disparities-in-magnesium-sulphate-neuroprotection-a-subgroup-analysis-of-a-multicenter-randomized-controlled-trial
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Gustavo Vilchez, Jing Dai, Komal Kumar, David Mundy, Eftichia Kontopoulos, Robert J Sokol
OBJECTIVE: Despite known racial disparities in obstetrics, as well as differences in magnesium pharmacodynamics according to race, the effect of race/ethnicity in magnesium sulphate (MgSO4) use during pregnancy has not been studied. Whether some mothers are at increased risk of side effects, or infants at decreased neuroprotective effects is unknown. We analyze the effect of race/ethnicity in maternal/infant outcomes after MgSO4 neuroprotection. STUDY DESIGN: Subgroup analysis of a multicenter clinical trial (BEAM trial) where pregnant women at risk of preterm birth were randomized to either MgSO4 or placebo...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612202/management-of-unresectable-locally-advanced-pancreatic-adenocarcinoma
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REVIEW
M Salgado, S Arévalo, O Hernando, A Martínez, R Yaya, M Hidalgo
The diagnosis of unresectable locally advanced pancreatic adenocarcinoma (LAPC) requires confirmation, through imaging tests, of the unfeasibility of achieving a complete surgical resection, in the absence of metastatic spread. The increase in overall survival (OS), together with an appropriate symptom management is the therapeutic target in LAPC, maintaining an acceptable quality of life and, if possible, increasing the time until the appearance of metastasis. Chemoradiation (CRT) improves OS compared to best support treatment or radiotherapy (RT) but with greater toxicity...
June 13, 2017: Clinical & Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612018/treatment-options-in-oligometastatic-disease-stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy-focus-on-colorectal-cancer
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REVIEW
Aaron T Wild, Yoshiya Yamada
BACKGROUND: Improvements in systemic therapy for metastatic colorectal cancer (CRC) have markedly extended survival, rendering local control of metastases to critical organs of increasing importance, especially in the oligometastatic setting where the disease may not yet have acquired the ability to widely disseminate. While surgical resection remains the gold standard for oligometastases in many organs, stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) presents a non-invasive alternative for achieving local control...
March 2017: Visceral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611282/the-4-plus-2-rituximab-protocol-makes-maintenance-treatment-unneeded-in-patients-with-refractory-anca-associated-vasculitis-a-10-year-observation-study
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Dario Roccatello, Savino Sciascia, Daniela Rossi, Mirella Alpa, Carla Naretto, Massimo Radin, Roberta Fenoglio, Simone Baldovino, Elisa Menegatti
BACKGROUND: ANCA associated vasculitides (AAV) often present with a chronic relapsing course. Relapse leads to increased immunosuppressive exposure and consequent toxicity. While two randomized controlled trials have shown rituximab (RTX) to be the most effective induction treatment in patients with relapsing disease, the optimal treatment duration and RTX dose remain debated. Whether to administer a maintenance dose to every patient, at a fixed time interval or on the basis of B cell count and ANCA titre or only when disease manifestations do occur is still debated as well...
May 23, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608993/oral-fluoropyrimidine-versus-intravenous-5-fluorouracil-for-the-treatment-of-advanced-gastric-and-colorectal-cancer-meta-analysis
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Linlin Zhang, Xiaoli Xing, Fanlu Meng, Yan Wang, Diansheng Zhong
BACKGROUND: 5-Fluorouracil(5-Fu) is one of the most commonly prescribed antineoplastic agents against gastric and colorectal cancers. Continuous infusion would be the optimal way of its administration, however, may usually cause thrombosis, infection and prolonged hospital stay. Oral fluoropyrimidines would be an attractive alternative, but their efficiency and toxicities for the treatment of gastric and colorectal cancer are still obscure as compared with infusion 5-Fu. METHODS: Literature retrieval, trials selection and assessment, data collection and statistic analysis were performed according to the Cochrane Handbook...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608558/efficacy-and-toxicity-of-different-chemotherapy-regimens-in-the-treatment-of-advanced-or-metastatic-pancreatic-cancer-a-network-meta-analysis
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Gui-Feng Liu, Gui-Jie Li, Hang Zhao
OBJECTIVE: A network meta-analysis was conducted to compare the efficacy and toxicity of different chemotherapy regimens in treating advanced or metastatic pancreatic cancer (PC). METHODS: PubMed, Cochrane Library and EMBASE databases from inception to June 2016 were searched. A combination of direct and indirect evidences was referred to for calculating the weighted mean difference (WMD) or the odds ratio (OR) and to establish surface under the cumulative ranking (SUCRA) curves, so as to evaluate the efficacy and toxicity of different chemotherapy regimens in treating advanced or metastatic PC...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607341/thrombolysis-for-non-traumatic-intra-ventricular-hemorrhage-in-adults-a-critical-reappraisal
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Daniele Starnoni, Mauro Oddo, Rodolfo Maduri, Mahmoud Messerer, Roy T Daniel
Intra-ventricular hemorrhage (IVH) is a critical condition with high rate of morbidity and mortality due to acute hydrocephalus and secondary brain injury. Mechanisms underlining the clinical deterioration are not only related to the appearance of an acute hydrocephalus but also to blood- clot mass effect and the inflammatory effects of blood break-down products which impede local blood flow and exert a direct toxic effect on the peri-ventricular structures leading to chronic hydrocephalus. An effective treatment strategy should aim at IVH fast removal and reduction of blood-clot mass effect...
June 12, 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603091/gemcitabine-based-combination-therapy-compared-with-gemcitabine-alone-for-advanced-pancreatic-cancer-a-meta-analysis-of-nine-randomized-controlled-trials
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Shui-Fang Jin, Zhao-Kun Fan, Lei Pan, Li-Ming Jin
BACKGROUND: Pancreatic cancer is one of the most aggressive malignancies and chemotherapy is an effective strategy for advanced pancreatic cancer. Gemcitabine (GEM) is one of first-line agents. However, GEM-based combination therapy has shown promising efficacy in patients with advanced pancreatic cancer. This meta-analysis aimed to compare the efficacy and safety of GEM-based combination therapy versus GEM alone in the treatment of advanced pancreatic cancer. DATA SOURCES: A comprehensive search of literature was performed using PubMed, EMBASE, Web of Science and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials...
June 2017: Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Diseases International: HBPD INT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602779/ceritinib-versus-chemotherapy-in-patients-with-alk-rearranged-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-previously-given-chemotherapy-and-crizotinib-ascend-5-a-randomised-controlled-open-label-phase-3-trial
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Alice T Shaw, Tae Min Kim, Lucio Crinò, Cesare Gridelli, Katsuyuki Kiura, Geoffrey Liu, Silvia Novello, Alessandra Bearz, Oliver Gautschi, Tony Mok, Makoto Nishio, Giorgio Scagliotti, David R Spigel, Stéphanie Deudon, Cheng Zheng, Serafino Pantano, Patrick Urban, Cristian Massacesi, Kalyanee Viraswami-Appanna, Enriqueta Felip
BACKGROUND: Ceritinib is a next-generation anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) inhibitor, which has shown robust anti-tumour efficacy, along with intracranial activity, in patients with ALK-rearranged non-small-cell lung cancer. In phase 1 and 2 studies, ceritinib has been shown to be highly active in both ALK inhibitor-naive and ALK inhibitor-pretreated patients who had progressed after chemotherapy (mostly multiple lines). In this study, we compared the efficacy and safety of ceritinib versus single-agent chemotherapy in patients with advanced ALK-rearranged non-small-cell lung cancer who had previously progressed following crizotinib and platinum-based doublet chemotherapy...
June 8, 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600210/accelerated-versus-standard-epirubicin-followed-by-cyclophosphamide-methotrexate-and-fluorouracil-or-capecitabine-as-adjuvant-therapy-for-breast-cancer-in-the-randomised-uk-tact2-trial-cruk-05-19-a-multicentre-phase-3-open-label-randomised-controlled-trial
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David Cameron, James P Morden, Peter Canney, Galina Velikova, Robert Coleman, John Bartlett, Rajiv Agrawal, Jane Banerji, Gianfilippo Bertelli, David Bloomfield, A Murray Brunt, Helena Earl, Paul Ellis, Claire Gaunt, Alexa Gillman, Nicholas Hearfield, Robert Laing, Nicholas Murray, Niki Couper, Robert C Stein, Mark Verrill, Andrew Wardley, Peter Barrett-Lee, Judith M Bliss
BACKGROUND: Adjuvant chemotherapy for early breast cancer has improved outcomes but causes toxicity. The UK TACT2 trial used a 2×2 factorial design to test two hypotheses: whether use of accelerated epirubicin would improve time to tumour recurrence (TTR); and whether use of oral capecitabine instead of cyclophosphamide would be non-inferior in terms of patients' outcomes and would improve toxicity, quality of life, or both. METHODS: In this multicentre, phase 3, randomised, controlled trial, we enrolled patients aged 18 years or older from 129 UK centres who had histologically confirmed node-positive or high-risk node-negative operable breast cancer, had undergone complete excision, and were due to receive adjuvant chemotherapy...
June 6, 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599961/charcoal-and-charcoal-based-dentifrices-a-literature-review
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REVIEW
John K Brooks, Nasir Bashirelahi, Mark A Reynolds
BACKGROUND: Sales of charcoal dentifrices and powders have rapidly emerged into the Internet marketplace. The authors conducted a literature review to examine the efficacy and safety of charcoal and charcoal-based dentifrices. METHODS: The authors searched the MEDLINE and Scopus databases for clinical studies on the use of charcoal and charcoal-based dentifrices and laboratory investigations on the bioactivity or toxicity of charcoal and charcoal-based dentifrices, published through February 2017...
June 7, 2017: Journal of the American Dental Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597542/the-efficacy-and-safety-of-gemcitabine-cisplatin-prednisone-thalidomide-versus-chop-in-patients-with-newly-diagnosed-peripheral-t-cell-lymphoma-with-analysis-of-biomarkers
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Ling Li, Wenjing Duan, Lei Zhang, Xin Li, Xiaorui Fu, Xinhua Wang, Jingjing Wu, Zhenchang Sun, Xudong Zhang, Yu Chang, Feifei Nan, Jiaqin Yan, Zhaoming Li, Ken H Young, Mingzhi Zhang
We compared the efficacy and safety of gemcitabine, cisplatin, prednisone and thalidomide (GDPT) with standard CHOP regimen (cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, prednisone) for patients with newly diagnosed peripheral T-cell lymphoma (PTCL) in a prospective randomized controlled and open-label clinical trial. Between July 2010 and June 2016, 103 patients were randomly allocated into two groups, of whom 52 were treated with GDPT therapy and 51 with CHOP therapy. The 2-year progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS) rates were better in the GDPT group than in the CHOP group (57% vs...
June 9, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588882/transarterial-chemoembolization-vs-bland-embolization-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-trials
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Antonio Facciorusso, Francesco Bellanti, Rosanna Villani, Veronica Salvatore, Nicola Muscatiello, Fabio Piscaglia, Gianluigi Vendemiale, Gaetano Serviddio
BACKGROUND: Although transarterial chemoembolization is considered the standard of care for intermediate hepatocellular carcinoma patients, robust data in favor of a clear superiority of chemoembolization (with chemotherapy injection) over bland embolization are lacking. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this article is to systematically analyze the results provided by randomized controlled trials comparing these two treatments in hepatocarcinoma patients. METHODS: A computerized bibliographic search on the main databases was performed...
June 2017: United European Gastroenterology Journal
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