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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810837/phase-i-dose-escalation-study-of-pazopanib-combined-with-bevacizumab-in-patients-with-metastatic-renal-cell-carcinoma-or-other-advanced-tumors
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Sylvie Négrier, David Pérol, Rastislav Bahleda, Antoine Hollebecque, Etienne Chatelut, Helen Boyle, Philippe Cassier, Séverine Metzger, Ellen Blanc, Jean-Charles Soria, Bernard Escudier
BACKGROUND: Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) directed therapies are being used in a large number of advanced tumors. Metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC) is highly dependent on the VEGF pathway; VEGF receptor (VEGFR) tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKI) and humanized VEGF monoclonal antibody have been registered for clinical use in advanced renal cell carcinoma. The VEGFR TKI, pazopanib, with a rather manageable toxicity profile, was preferred to sunitinib by mRCC patients. We investigate the combination of pazopanib and bevacizumab to determine the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) in mRCC and other advanced solid tumors...
August 15, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810311/-retrospective-analysis-of-13-cases-of-nocardiosis
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H Q Yang, H Z Shi, Z H Tong
Objective: To evaluate the clinical features, chest radiological manifestations, microbiological examination and treatments of nocardial disease. Methods: A retrospective study was conducted to analyze the data of patients with nocardial infection admitted to Beijing Chaoyang Hospital from January 2010 to January 2016. Results: The 13 patients, 6 males and 7 females, aged (51±17) years. Twelve cases were diagnosed with pulmonary nocardiosis, and 1 with disseminated nocardial infection. Most of these patients had complications: autoimmune diseases in 3 (2 with autoimmune hemolytic anemia and 1 with systemic lupus erythematosus), and bronchiectasis in 6 patients...
August 12, 2017: Chinese Journal of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798529/comparisons-of-l-cysteine-and-d-cysteine-toxicity-in-4-week-repeated-dose-toxicity-studies-of-rats-receiving-daily-oral-administration
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Yusuke Shibui, Ryosei Sakai, Yasuhiro Manabe, Takeshi Masuyama
Two 4-week repeated-dose toxicity studies were conducted to evaluate the potential toxicity of l-cysteine and d-cysteine. In one study, three groups of 6 male rats were each administered l-cysteine once daily by gavage at doses of 500, 1,000, or 2,000 mg/kg/day for 28 consecutive days. The control group was administered a 0.5% methylcellulose vehicle solution. The other study followed a similar protocol except that the experimental groups received d-cysteine. Toxicological observations showed that the l-cysteine-treated groups exhibited renal injuries such as basophilic tubules with eosinophilic material in the lumen, and there were increased numbers of basophilic tubules in all treated groups...
July 2017: Journal of Toxicologic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794366/regression-of-crizotinib-associated-complex-cystic-lesions-after-switching-to-alectinib
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Kageaki Taima, Hisashi Tanaka, Yoshihito Tanaka, Masamichi Itoga, Shingo Takanashi, Sadatomo Tasaka
Crizotinib, which is effective in patients with anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) positive non-small cell lung cancer, is sometimes associated with the generation of complex renal cysts. A 56-year-old man with ALK positive adenocarcinoma received crizotinib. Ten months after the introduction of crizotinib, a cystic lesion developed from his right kidney to the iliopsoas muscle, accompanied by fever, anemia, and hypoproteinemia. After 17 months of treatment, crizotinib was switched to alectinib, followed by the recovery of hypoproteinemia and systemic inflammation...
August 10, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792193/partial-nephrectomy-for-t3an0m0-renal-cell-carcinoma-shall-we-step-forward
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Ding Peng, Zhi-Song He, Xue-Song Li, Qi Tang, Lei Zhang, Kai-Wei Yang, Xiao-Teng Yu, Cui-Jian Zhang, Li-Qun Zhou
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the prognosis of non-metastatic T3a renal cell carcinoma (RCC) with partial nephrectomy (PN). PATIENTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated 125 patients with non-metastatic T3a RCC. Patients undergoing PN and radical nephrectomy (RN) were strictly matched by clinic-pathologic characteristics. Log-rank test and Cox regression model were used for univariate and multivariate analysis. RESULTS: 18 pair patients were matched and the median follow-up was 35...
August 8, 2017: International Braz J Urol: Official Journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792176/chikungunya-fever-presenting-as-life-threatening-thrombotic-thrombocytopenic-purpura
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Vimal Kumar, Rujul Jain, Arvind Kumar, Neeraj Nischal, Pankaj Jorwal, Manish Soneja, Sudheer Arava, Naveet Wig
It is well known for Chikungunya fever to present as myriad of skin rash along with usual joint pain and fever, but probably this is the first case report of Chikungunya fever presenting as severe life threatening thrombotic microangiopathy, thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura leading to multiple areas of skin necrosis, peripheral digital gangrene, haemolytic anemia, renal failure and severe thrombocytopenia with bleeding. This complication was most likely due to inhibitor autoantibody formation against ADAMTS13 triggered by chikungunya virus leading to thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura...
July 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790832/combination-of-sofosbuvir-and-daclatasvir-in-the-treatment-of-genotype-3-chronic-hepatitis-c-virus-infection-in-patients-on-maintenance-hemodialysis
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Jan Sperl, Sona Frankova, Miluse Kreidlova, Dusan Merta, Monika Tothova, Julius Spicak
Chronic hepatitis C virus infection (HCV) has a negative impact on the long-term survival of recipients of kidney transplants. HCV should be treated in hemodialyzed patients before their enlistment for kidney transplantation in order to avoid the reactivation of virus after transplantation. Direct-acting antivirals represent the current standard of care in hemodialyzed patients with HCV genotypes 1 and 4; in patients with genotypes 2 or 3, the optimal regimen is yet to be established. Sofosbuvir (SOF) and daclatasvir (DCV) represent an antiviral pangenotypic regimen with favorable pharmacokinetics in hemodialyzed patients...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783522/fatal-liver-gas-gangrene-after-biliary-surgery
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Yui Miyata, Hiroyuki Kashiwagi, Kazuya Koizumi, Jun Kawachi, Madoka Kudo, Shinichi Teshima, Naoko Isogai, Katsunori Miyake, Rai Shimoyama, Ryota Fukai, Hidemitsu Ogino
INTRODUCTION: Liver gas gangrene is a rare condition with a highly mortality rate. It is mostly associated with host factors, such as malignancy and immunosuppression. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 57-year-old female was admitted to our hospital with abnormalities of her serum hepato-biliary enzymes. She had a history of hypertension, diabetes mellitus, cerebral infarction, and chronic renal failure. She was diagnosed with bile duct cancer of the liver hilum and a left hepatectomy was carried out, with extrahepatic bile duct resection...
July 28, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781819/progression-free-survival-of-first-line-treatment-with-molecular-targeted-therapy-may-be-a-meaningful-intermediate-endpoint-for-overall-survival-in-patients-with-metastatic-renal-cell-carcinoma
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Nobuki Furubayashi, Takahito Negishi, Takuya Yamashita, Shuhei Kusano, Kenichi Taguchi, Mototsugu Shimokawa, Motonobu Nakamura
The aim of the present study was to investigate the association between clinical parameters and the overall survival (OS) of Japanese patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC). The medical records of 59 consecutive mRCC patients receiving molecular-targeted therapy were retrospectively assessed. Kaplan-Meier and log-rank analyses were used to evaluate the progression-free survival (PFS) and OS, and a multivariate Cox proportional hazard model was used to analyze the clinical parameters for their prognostic relevance...
September 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781191/phase-i-study-of-dalteparin-in-combination-with-sunitinib-in-patients-with-metastatic-clear-cell-renal-carcinoma
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Madelon Q Wentink, Henk M W Verheul, Sumanta K Pal, Saby George, Johannes Voortman, Pongwut Danchaivijitr, Remi Adelaiye, Diane Poslinski, Adrienne Groman, Alan Hutson, Roberto Pili
BACKGROUND: Based on the tumor-driven concomitant activation of angiogenesis and coagulation we conducted a phase I combination study of sunitinib with the low molecular weight heparin dalteparin in patients with metastatic clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients received standard treatment with sunitinib (50 mg daily, 4 weeks on, 2 weeks off). During the second week of no sunitinib in the first cycle (week 6) patients received dalteparin monotherapy (in escalating doses)...
July 14, 2017: Clinical Genitourinary Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780656/hus-induced-cardiac-and-circulatory-failure-is-reversible-using-cardiopulmonary-bypass-as-rescue
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René F Andersen, Jesper V Bjerre, Johan V Povlsen, Mette Veien, Konstantinos Kamperis, Søren Rittig
BACKGROUND: Extra-renal involvement in hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) includes gastrointestinal, pancreatic, hepatic, neurological and cardiac manifestations. The current 3-5% mortality rate in HUS patients is primarily attributed to complications related to the central nervous system and the heart. In this brief report, we illustrate that severe cardiac involvement in a patient with HUS is potentially reversible using cardiopulmonary bypass as rescue. CASE-DIAGNOSIS/TREATMENT: A 12-year-old boy was diagnosed with enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli-induced HUS related to E...
August 5, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780041/quinine-induced-thrombotic-microangiopathy-a-report-of%C3%A2-19%C3%A2-patients
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Evaren E Page, Dustin J Little, Sara K Vesely, James N George
BACKGROUND: Quinine can cause diverse and severe immune-mediated adverse reactions, including thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA). Our objective was to describe the presenting features and long-term outcomes of patients with quinine-induced TMA. STUDY DESIGN: A case series of 19 patients with quinine-induced TMA treated with plasma exchange. SETTING & PARTICIPANTS: Patients with quinine-induced TMA initially suspected of having thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) were identified among patients enrolled in the Oklahoma TTP-Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome Registry...
August 3, 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775205/therapy-related-hematological-malignancies-after-peptide-receptor-radionuclide-therapy-with-177-lu-dota-octreotate-incidence-course-predicting-factors-in-patients-with-gep-nets
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Hendrik Bergsma, Kirsten van Lom, Mark Konijnenberg, Boen Kam, Jaap Teunissen, Wouter de Herder, Eric Krenning, Dik Kwekkeboom
Peptide Receptor Radionuclide Therapy (PRRT) may induce long-term toxicity to the bone marrow (BM). The aim of this study was to analyze persistent dysfunction of the hematopoietic system after PRRT with (177)Lu-DOTATATE in patients with gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (GEP-NETs). Methods: The incidence and course of persistent hematological dysfunction (PHD) was analyzed in 274 (=GEP-NET) out of 367 patients with somatostatin receptor-positive tumors. PHD was defined as diagnosis of Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS), Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML), Myeloproliferative Neoplasms (MPN), Myelodysplastic/Myeloproliferative neoplasms (MDS/MPN) or otherwise unexplained cytopenia (for more than 6 months)...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774729/-thrombotic-microangiopathy-and-cancer
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Rania Kheder El-Fekih, Clément Deltombe, Hassan Izzedine
Thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) is a group of disorders characterized by mechanical hemolytic anemia with thrombocytopenia and an ischemic organic lesion of variable and potentially fatal importance affecting mostly the kidneys and the brain with histologically a disseminated and occlusive microvasculopathy. The incidence of TMA represents 15% of acute kidney failure in oncological setting, largely due to the introduction of anti-angiogenic agents over the past decade. It may be more rarely related to cancer itself...
July 31, 2017: Néphrologie & Thérapeutique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774438/individualized-drug-dosing-using-rbf-galerkin-method-case-of-anemia-management-in-chronic-kidney-disease
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Hossein Mirinejad, Adam E Gaweda, Michael E Brier, Jacek M Zurada, Tamer Inanc
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Anemia is a common comorbidity in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and is frequently associated with decreased physical component of quality of life, as well as adverse cardiovascular events. Current treatment methods for renal anemia are mostly population-based approaches treating individual patients with a one-size-fits-all model. However, FDA recommendations stipulate individualized anemia treatment with precise control of the hemoglobin concentration and minimal drug utilization...
September 2017: Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768513/clinical-and-laboratory-predictors-of-death-in-african-children-with-features-of-severe-malaria-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Paulina Sypniewska, Jose F Duda, Isabella Locatelli, Clotilde Rambaud Althaus, Fabrice Althaus, Blaise Genton
BACKGROUND: The criteria for defining severe malaria have evolved over the last 20 years. We aimed to assess the strength of association of death with features currently characterizing severe malaria through a systematic review and meta-analysis. METHOD: Electronic databases (Medline, Embase, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Thomson Reuters Web of Knowledge) were searched to identify publications including African children with severe malaria. PRISMA guidelines were followed...
August 3, 2017: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766263/a-phase-ii-study-of-combination-therapy-with-oral-s-1-and-cisplatin-in-elderly-patients-with-advanced-gastric-cancer
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Yusuke Sasaki, Satoru Iwasa, Shunsuke Okazaki, Masahiro Goto, Yasushi Kojima, Atsushi Naganuma, Kengo Nagashima, Yushi Nagai, Hidekazu Hirano, Yoshitaka Honma, Atsuo Takashima, Ken Kato, Tetsuya Hamaguchi
BACKGROUND: A combination of S-1 and cisplatin is recognized as one of the standard first-line chemotherapy regimens for patients with advanced gastric cancer. However, demographic analyses of pivotal phase III studies have showed that only a minority of treated patients were aged 76 years or older. The purpose of this phase II study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of combination therapy with S-1 and cisplatin in elderly patients with chemotherapy-naive advanced gastric cancer...
August 1, 2017: Gastric Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766002/similar-survival-outcomes-in-patients-with-biclonal-versus-monoclonal-myeloma-a-multi-institutional-matched-case-control-study
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Artur Jurczyszyn, Alessandro Gozzetti, Joanna Gdula-Argasińska, Jacek Czepiel, Ravi Vij, Mark Fiala, Davila Julio Valls, Krzysztof Mądry, Anna Waszczuk-Gajda, Sebastian Grosicki, Agnieszka Barchnicka, Edvan Crusoe, Vania Hungria, Massimo Gentile, Giuseppe Mele, Marcin Ksieniewicz, David H Vesole, Jorge J Castillo
Multiple myeloma is a plasma cell malignancy characterized by clonal proliferation of plasma cells in the bone marrow and associated organ damage. Usually, patients with myeloma present with a single monoclonal protein in serum and/or urine constituted by one heavy chain and one light chain. In less than 5% of the patients, more than one monoclonal protein can be identified. The aim of our retrospective multicenter matched case-control study was to describe the characteristics of cases with biclonal myeloma and compare them against a control group of monoclonal myeloma patients matched by age, sex, and year of diagnosis...
August 1, 2017: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761529/severity-of-anemia-and-hemostatic-parameters-are-strong-predictors-of-outcome-in-postoperative-neurosurgical-patients
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Mrinalini Kotru, Satya Shiv Munjal, Deepti Mutreja, Guresh Kumar, Manmohan Singh, Tullika Seth, Hara Prasad Pati
OBJECTIVE: Post-operative neurosurgical patients are commonly associated with haemostatic derangements; many a times leading to development of overt disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) and eventually death in some of them. The present study has analysed the factors that would predict the outcome in post operative neurosurgical patients with deranged haemostatic parameters. METHODS: This is a prospective, descriptive study over a period of 15 months on 115 post operative neurosurgical patients who were clinically suspected to have DIC and investigated for the haemostatic parameters...
July 2017: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761239/sequential-autologous-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplant-followed-by-renal-transplant-in-multiple-myeloma
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D Bhowmik, S Yadav, L Kumar, S Agarwal, S K Agarwal, S Gupta
A 30-year-old female was symptomatic with headache, fatigue, and weakness since October 2011 and was told to have anemia. In January 2012, she was admitted outside with pulmonary edema. Investigations revealed advanced azotemia, anemia, and hypercalcemia. Urine showed 2 + proteins and 30-35 red blood cells. There was no history of oral ulcers, rash, Raynaud's phenomenon, or hemoptysis. She was evaluated for causes of rapidly progressive "renal failure." Hemolytic work-up; antinuclear antibody, double-stranded DNA, and anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody were negative...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Nephrology
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