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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340061/venous-thrombo-embolism-thalidomide-leprosy
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Bharath A Chhabria, Ashok Kumar Pannu, Ashish Bhalla
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 11, 2017: QJM: Monthly Journal of the Association of Physicians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338672/posttransplant-maintenance-therapy-in-multiple-myeloma-the-changing-landscape
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REVIEW
S Sengsayadeth, F Malard, B N Savani, L Garderet, M Mohty
Transplant-eligible patients with multiple myeloma (MM) now have extended survival after diagnosis owing to effective modern treatment strategies that include new agents in induction therapy, autologous stem cell transplant (ASCT), consolidation therapy and posttransplant maintenance therapy. Standard of care for newly diagnosed, fit patients includes ASCT and, often nowadays, posttransplant maintenance. Several large studies have shown the efficacy of maintenance with thalidomide, lenalidomide and bortezomib in the treatment scheme of MM with regards to prolonging progression-free survival and, to a lesser degree, overall survival...
March 24, 2017: Blood Cancer Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329382/systemic-immunomodulating-therapies-for-stevens-johnson-syndrome-and-toxic-epidermal-necrolysis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Stefanie Zimmermann, Peggy Sekula, Moritz Venhoff, Edith Motschall, Jochen Knaus, Martin Schumacher, Maja Mockenhaupt
Importance: Stevens-Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis (SJS/TEN) are rare but severe adverse reactions with high mortality. There is no evidence-based treatment, but various systemic immunomodulating therapies are used. Objectives: To provide an overview on possible immunomodulating treatments for SJS/TEN and estimate their effects on mortality compared with supportive care. Data Sources: A literature search was performed in December 2012 for articles published in MEDLINE, MEDLINE Daily, MEDLINE Inprocess, Web of Science, EMBASE, Scopus, and the Cochrane Library (Central) from January 1990 through December 2012, and updated in December 2015, in the English, French, Spanish, and German languages looking for treatment proposals for SJS/TEN...
March 22, 2017: JAMA Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325256/how-have-evolutions-in-strategies-for-the-treatment-of-relapsed-refractory-multiple-myeloma-translated-into-improved-outcomes-for-patients
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REVIEW
Pieter Sonneveld, Edwin De Wit, Philippe Moreau
Although multiple myeloma (MM) remains incurable, the introduction of novel agents has improved clinical outcomes dramatically over the past 15 years. Response rates have risen from ∼30% with single agents to up to 90% with combination therapies. The immunomodulatory drugs (IMiDs) thalidomide and lenalidomide, and the proteasome inhibitor bortezomib, form the foundations for treatment of relapsed and/or refractory MM (RRMM). Newer agents, such as the IMiD pomalidomide, the histone deacetylase inhibitor panobinostat and the proteasome inhibitors carfilzomib and ixazomib, as well as the monoclonal antibodies daratumumab and elotuzumab, have further improved overall response rates in these patients...
April 2017: Critical Reviews in Oncology/hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320958/p97-vcp-promotes-degradation-of-crbn-substrate-glutamine-synthetase-and-neosubstrates
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Thang Van Nguyen, Jing Li, Chin-Chun Jean Lu, Jennifer L Mamrosh, Gang Lu, Brian E Cathers, Raymond J Deshaies
Glutamine synthetase (GS) plays an essential role in metabolism by catalyzing the synthesis of glutamine from glutamate and ammonia. Our recent study showed that CRBN, a direct protein target for the teratogenic and antitumor activities of immunomodulatory drugs such as thalidomide, lenalidomide, and pomalidomide, recognizes an acetyl degron of GS, resulting in ubiquitylation and degradation of GS in response to glutamine. Here, we report that valosin-containing protein (VCP)/p97 promotes the degradation of ubiquitylated GS, resulting in its accumulation in cells with compromised p97 function...
March 20, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318023/therapeutic-disasters-that-hastened-safety-testing-of-new-drugs
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EDITORIAL
M F Paine
New drugs were not required to undergo premarket safety testing in the United States until 1938, when a therapeutic disaster-the Elixir Sulfanilamide tragedy-prompted Congress to pass a bill mandating this now-routine process. History repeated itself nearly 25 years later, when another therapeutic disaster-the thalidomide tragedy-led to passage of new amendments in 1962 to ensure drug efficacy and greater drug safety. As is typical with historical events, critical information was gained that led to novel approaches for understanding, predicting, diagnosing, and managing drug-induced toxicities...
April 2017: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314250/could-thalidomide-be-a-treatment-option-for-arteriovenous-malformations
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Daniele Bongetta, Cesare Zoia, Elvis Lafe, Paolo Gaetani
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300056/imbalance-between-tnf%C3%AE-and-progranulin-contributes-to-memory-impairment-and-anxiety-in-sleep-deprived-mice
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Kun Zhang, Yu-Jiao Li, Dan Feng, Peng Zhang, Ya-Tao Wang, Xiang Li, Shui-Bing Liu, Yu-Mei Wu, Ming-Gao Zhao
Sleep disorder is becoming a widespread problem in current society, and is associated with impaired cognition and emotional disorders. Progranulin (PGRN), also known as granulin epithelin precursor, promotes neurite outgrowth and cell survival, and is encoded by the GRN gene. It is a tumor necrosis factor α receptor (TNFR) ligand which is implicated in many central nervous system diseases. However, the role PGRN in sleep disorder remains unclear. In the present study, we found that sleep deprivation (S-DEP) impaired the memory and produced thigmotaxis/anxiety-like behaviors in mice...
March 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298557/chemical-approaches-to-targeted-protein-degradation-through-modulation-of-the-ubiquitin-proteasome-pathway
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Ian Collins, Hannah Wang, John J Caldwell, Raj Chopra
Manipulation of the ubiquitin-proteasome system to achieve targeted degradation of proteins within cells using chemical tools and drugs has the potential to transform pharmacological and therapeutic approaches in cancer and other diseases. An increased understanding of the molecular mechanism of thalidomide and its analogues following their clinical use has unlocked small-molecule modulation of the substrate specificity of the E3 ligase cereblon (CRBN), which in turn has resulted in the advancement of new immunomodulatory drugs (IMiDs) into the clinic...
March 15, 2017: Biochemical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286483/long-term-effects-pathophysiological-mechanisms-and-risk-factors-of-chemotherapy-induced-peripheral-neuropathies-a-comprehensive-literature-review
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REVIEW
Nicolas Kerckhove, Aurore Collin, Sakahlé Condé, Carine Chaleteix, Denis Pezet, David Balayssac
Neurotoxic anticancer drugs, such as platinum-based anticancer drugs, taxanes, vinca alkaloids, and proteasome/angiogenesis inhibitors are responsible for chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN). The health consequences of CIPN remain worrying as it is associated with several comorbidities and affects a specific population of patients already impacted by cancer, a strong driver for declines in older adults. The purpose of this review is to present a comprehensive overview of the long-term effects of CIPN in cancer patients and survivors...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286192/endoscopic-and-histologic-healing-in-children-with-inflammatory-bowel-diseases-treated-with-thalidomide
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Marzia Lazzerini, Vincenzo Villanacci, Maria Chiara Pellegrin, Stefano Martelossi, Giuseppe Magazzù, Salvatore Pellegrino, Maria Cristina Lucanto, Arrigo Barabino, Angela Calvi, Serena Arrigo, Paolo Lionetti, Massimo Fontana, Giovanna Zuin, Giuseppe Maggiore, Matteo Bramuzzo, Massimo Maschio, Marianna Salemme, Stefania Manenti, Lorenzi Luisa, Giuliana Decorti, Marcella Montico, Alessandro Ventura
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Mucosal healing, determined by endoscopic evaluation, is one of the most important prognostic markers for patients with inflammatory bowel diseases. Findings from histologic evaluation, however, could complement findings from endoscopy in assessing mucosal responses to treatment. We analyzed long term results of children treated with thalidomide to determine the association between clinical response and histology and endoscopy findings. METHODS: We collected data from 2 multi-center trials of 70 children with refractory Crohn's disease (CD) or ulcerative colitis (UC) (2-18 years old; ileo-colonic or colonic disease) given thalidomide or placebo (NCT00720538)...
March 7, 2017: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285807/a-brighter-side-to-thalidomide-its-potential-use-in-immunological-disorders
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REVIEW
David Millrine, Tadamitsu Kishimoto
Thalidomide and its derivatives are immunomodulatory drugs (IMiDs) known for their sedative, teratogenic, anti-angiogenic, and anti-inflammatory properties. Commonly used in the treatment of cancers such as multiple myeloma and myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), IMiDs have also been used in the treatment of an inflammatory skin pathology associated with Hansen's disease/leprosy. They have also shown promise in the treatment of autoimmune disorders including systemic lupus erythmatosus (SLE) and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)...
March 9, 2017: Trends in Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278719/restoration-of-renal-function-in-patients-with-newly-diagnosed-multiple-myeloma-is-not-associated-with-improved-survival-a-population-based-study
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Joost C de Vries, Berdien Oortgiesen, Marc H Hemmelder, Eric van Roon, Robby E Kibbelaar, Nic Veeger, Mels Hoogendoorn
Renal impairment (RI) in patients with multiple myeloma (MM) is associated with poor prognosis. In this population-based cohort study, we assessed the effects of renal response, evaluated according to the IMWG-criteria, on overall survival (OS) in patients with newly diagnosed MM with RI at presentation. All included patients were diagnosed between January 2005 and January 2014 with MM and RI in Friesland, a province of the Netherlands. Of the 131 included patients, 61% achieved renal response. Using a time-varying exposure Cox model, no difference in OS between renal response and non-response was observed (HR = 1...
February 14, 2017: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277336/development-and-function-of-immune-cells-in-an-adolescent-patient-with-a-deficiency-in-the-interleukin-10-receptor
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Sharon Veenbergen, Marieke A van Leeuwen, Gertjan J J Driessen, Rogier Kersseboom, Lilian F de Ruiter, Rolien H C Raatgeep, Dicky J Lindenbergh-Kortleve, Ytje Simons-Oosterhuis, Katharina Biermann, Dicky J J Halley, Lissy de Ridder, Johanna C Escher, Janneke N Samsom
OBJECTIVE: Monogenic defects in the interleukin-10 (IL-10) pathway are extremely rare and cause infantile-onset inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)-like pathology. Understanding how immune responses are dysregulated in monogenic IBD-like diseases can provide valuable insight in "classical" IBD pathogenesis. Here, we studied long-term immune cell development and function in an adolescent IL-10 receptor (IL10RA)-deficient patient who presented in infancy with severe colitis and fistulizing perianal disease and is currently treated with immune suppressants...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273193/-drug-therapy-of-lymphomas
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Lajos Gergely
The therapy of lymphomas has undergone a major expansion during the last decade. Novel therapeutic targets have appeared beyond classical chemotherapeutic combinations. These novel drugs have very pronounced action across lymphoma types, and their toxicity profile is usually better tolerable compared to standard chemotherapies. These new therapies are enabling us to offer treatment to those patients who have refractory disease, and we had no option to treat them before these drugs. The author describes several new therapeutic options...
March 8, 2017: Magyar Onkologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264055/enhancement-of-pomalidomide-anti-tumor-response-with-acy-241-a-selective-hdac6-inhibitor
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Brian J North, Ingrid Almeciga-Pinto, David Tamang, Min Yang, Simon S Jones, Steven N Quayle
Thalidomide-based Immunomodulatory Drugs (IMiDs®), including lenalidomide and pomalidomide, are effective therapeutics for multiple myeloma. These agents have been approved with, or are under clinical development with, other targeted therapies including proteasome inhibitors, αCD38 monoclonal antibodies, as well as histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitors for combination therapy. HDAC inhibitors broadly targeting Class I and IIb HDACs have shown potent preclinical efficacy but have frequently demonstrated an undesirable safety profile in combination therapy approaches in clinical studies...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254840/extracellular-matrix-and-the-myeloid-in-myeloma-compartment-balancing-tolerogenic-and-immunogenic-inflammation-in-the-myeloma-niche
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REVIEW
Fotis Asimakopoulos, Chelsea Hope, Michael G Johnson, Adam Pagenkopf, Kimberly Gromek, Bradley Nagel
The last 10-15 years have witnessed a revolution in treating multiple myeloma, an incurable cancer of Ab-producing plasma cells. Advances in myeloma therapy were ushered in by novel agents that remodel the myeloma immune microenvironment. The first generation of novel agents included immunomodulatory drugs (thalidomide analogs) and proteasome inhibitors that target crucial pathways that regulate immunity and inflammation, such as NF-κB. This paradigm continued with the recent regulatory approval of mAbs (elotuzumab, daratumumab) that impact both tumor cells and associated immune cells...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240968/systematic-literature-review-and-network-meta-analysis-of-treatment-outcomes-in-relapsed-and-or-refractory-multiple-myeloma
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Chrissy H Y van Beurden-Tan, Margreet G Franken, Hedwig M Blommestein, Carin A Uyl-de Groot, Pieter Sonneveld
Purpose Since 2000, many new treatment options have become available for relapsed and/or refractory multiple myeloma (R/R MM) after a long period in which dexamethasone and melphalan had been the standard treatment. Direct comparisons of these novel treatments, however, are lacking. This makes it extremely difficult to evaluate the relative added value of each new treatment. Our aim was to synthesize all efficacy evidence, enabling a comparison of all current treatments for R/R MM. Methods We performed a systematic literature review to identify all publicly available phase III randomized controlled trial evidence...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205262/modern-multiple-myeloma-therapy-deep-sustained-treatment-response-and-good-clinical-outcomes
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REVIEW
O Landgren, K Iskander
In the USA at the beginning of this century, the average overall survival in patients with multiple myeloma was about 3 years. Around that time, three drugs (bortezomib, lenalidomide and thalidomide) were introduced for the treatment of multiple myeloma and, in 2012, carfilzomib received accelerated approval by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Driven by access to better drugs, median overall survival in younger patients (aged <50 years) was >10 years by 2014. The FDA approved 14 new drugs for the treatment of cancer in 2015; four of these were approved for the treatment of myeloma (panobinostat, daratumumab, elotuzumab and ixazomib)...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205024/immunomodulatory-drugs-in-multiple-myeloma-mechanisms-of-action-and-clinical-experience
#20
REVIEW
Sarah A Holstein, Philip L McCarthy
Over the last two decades, the outcomes for patients with multiple myeloma, a plasma cell malignancy, have dramatically improved. The development of the immunomodulatory drugs (IMiDs), which include thalidomide, lenalidomide, and pomalidomide, has contributed significantly to these improved outcomes. While thalidomide is now less commonly prescribed, lenalidomide is widely used in the treatment of newly diagnosed transplant-eligible and transplant-ineligible patients, in the maintenance setting post-transplant and in the relapsed/refractory setting, while pomalidomide is currently utilized in the relapsed/refractory setting...
February 16, 2017: Drugs
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