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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864947/immortal-time-bias-in-pharmacoepidemiological-studies-on-cancer-patient-survival-empirical-illustration-for-beta-blocker-use-in-four-cancers-with-different-prognosis
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Janick Weberpals, Lina Jansen, Myrthe P P van Herk-Sukel, Josephina G Kuiper, Mieke J Aarts, Pauline A J Vissers, Hermann Brenner
Immortal time bias (ITB) is still seen frequently in medical literature. However, not much is known about this bias in the field of cancer (pharmaco-)epidemiology. In context of a hypothetical beneficial beta-blocker use among cancer patients, we aimed to demonstrate the magnitude of ITB among 9876 prostate, colorectal, lung and pancreatic cancer patients diagnosed between 1998 and 2011, which were selected from a database linkage of the Netherlands Cancer Registry and the PHARMO Database Network. Hazard ratios (HR) and 95% confidence intervals from three ITB scenarios, defining exposure at a defined point after diagnosis (model 1), at any point after diagnosis (model 2) and as multiple exposures after diagnosis (model 3), were calculated to investigate the association between beta-blockers and cancer prognosis using Cox proportional hazards regression...
September 1, 2017: European Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857052/antiarrhythmic-drug-usage-and-prostate-cancer-a-population-based-cohort-study
#2
Li-Ting Kao, Chung-Chien Huang, Herng-Ching Lin, Chao-Yuan Huang
Even though the relationship between antiarrhythmic drug usage and subsequent prostate cancer (PCa) risk has recently been highlighted, relevant findings in the previous literature are still inconsistent. In addition, very few studies have attempted to investigate the association between sodium channel blockers or potassium channel blockers for arrhythmia and the subsequent PCa risk. Therefore, this cohort study aimed to find the relationship between antiarrhythmic drug usage and the subsequent PCa risk using a population-based dataset...
August 29, 2017: Asian Journal of Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28826823/medication-use-in-long-term-survivors-from-the-monica-kora-myocardial-infarction-registry
#3
Ute Amann, Inge Kirchberger, Margit Heier, Christian Thilo, Bernhard Kuch, Christa Meisinger
BACKGROUND: Prior studies reported high guideline adherence for secondary prevention medications (SPM) at hospital discharge in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Less is known about medication use in long-term AMI survivors. METHODS: Of the 2077 registered persons with an AMI between 2000 and 2008 who responded to a postal follow-up survey in 2011, 1311 men and 356 women, aged between 34.4 and 84.9years, reported medication intake 7days prior to the survey...
August 18, 2017: European Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820332/using-rating-of-perceived-exertion-in-assessing-cardiorespiratory-fitness-in-endometrial-cancer-survivors
#4
Daniel C Hughes, Matthew G Cox, Susan Serice, George Baum, Carol Harrison, Karen Basen-Engquist
For cancer survivors, who also often present with co-existing health conditions, exercise testing is often performed using submaximal protocols incorporating linear heart rate response for estimating the cardiorespiratory capacity and assessing exercise tolerance. However, use of beta-blocker medications, during sub-maximal protocols based on linear HR response can be problematic. Rating of perceived exertion (RPE), which takes into account an individual's overall perception of effort, can be used as a complementary tool that does not rely solely on the heart rate response to increased workload...
October 2017: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744157/the-abc7-regimen-a-new-approach-to-metastatic-breast-cancer-using-seven-common-drugs-to-inhibit-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-and-augment-capecitabine-efficacy
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Richard E Kast, Nicolas Skuli, Samuel Cos, Georg Karpel-Massler, Yusuke Shiozawa, Ran Goshen, Marc-Eric Halatsch
Breast cancer metastatic to bone has a poor prognosis despite recent advances in our understanding of the biology of both bone and breast cancer. This article presents a new approach, the ABC7 regimen (Adjuvant for Breast Cancer treatment using seven repurposed drugs), to metastatic breast cancer. ABC7 aims to defeat aspects of epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) that lead to dissemination of breast cancer to bone. As add-on to current standard treatment with capecitabine, ABC7 uses ancillary attributes of seven already-marketed noncancer treatment drugs to stop both the natural EMT process inherent to breast cancer and the added EMT occurring as a response to current treatment modalities...
2017: Breast Cancer: Targets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733551/antihypertensive-drug-use-and-breast-cancer-risk-a-meta-analysis-of-observational-studies
#6
Haibo Ni, Qin Rui, Xiaojue Zhu, Zhenquan Yu, Rong Gao, Huixiang Liu
We conducted a meta-analysis of observational studies to examine the hypothesized association between breast cancer and antihypertensive drug (AHT) use. Fixed- or random- effect models were used to calculate pooled risk ratios (RRs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) for all AHTs and individual classes (i.e., angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, [ACEi]; angiotensin-receptor blockers, [ARBs]; calcium channel blockers, [CCBs]; beta-blockers, [BBs], and diuretics). Twenty-one studies with 3,116,266 participants were included...
July 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727480/pilot-study-of-propranolol-premedication-to-reduce-fdg-uptake-in-brown-adipose-tissue-on-pet-scans-of-adolescent-and-young-adult-oncology-patients
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Anil George, Partha Sinha, Gary Conrad, Aum A Memon, Emily V Dressler, Lars M Wagner
OBJECTIVE: Physiologic uptake of (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) in brown adipose tissue (adipose tissue) of cancer patients may confound interpretation of positron emission tomography (PET) scans. Uptake in adipose tissue occurs in up to half of pediatric oncology patients undergoing PET scans, and is especially common in adolescents. adipose tissue is innervated by the sympathetic nervous system, and beta blockers such as propranolol have shown efficacy in reducing adipose tissue uptake on PET scans done in older adult oncology patients...
July 20, 2017: Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660548/chemotherapy-induced-cardiomyopathy-caused-by-pemetrexed
#8
Takuya Oyakawa, Kei Iida, Masatoshi Kusuhara, Hirotsugu Kenmotsu, Takashi Sugino
Chemotherapy-related cardiac toxicity is a rare but serious adverse event in patients with cancer. Thus far, no case of serious cardiac toxicity of pemetrexed has been reported. We describe the case of a patient with advanced lung cancer and cardiomyopathy due to pemetrexed. A 59-year-old woman visited our hospital, and we found abnormal findings on a chest radiograph. She was diagnosed as having stage IV lung adenocarcinoma. Chemotherapy with cisplatin and pemetrexed every 3 weeks was initiated. After four cycles of chemotherapy, maintenance chemotherapy with pemetrexed was administered every 3 weeks...
June 28, 2017: Investigational New Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601470/tissue-and-serum-mrna-profile-of-mmps-2-9-as-a-potential-novel-biomarker-for-the-most-individual-approach-in-infantile-hemangiomas-and-cancer-disease
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Katarzyna Taran, Aneta Wnęk, Józef Kobos, Ewa Andrzejewska, Przemysław Przewratil
Propranolol is a widely-known beta-blocker approved for treating infantile hemangiomas (IH). The mechanisms behind the spectacular IH involution after propranolol treatment remain unclear. Recently, there is strong evidence of overexpression of numerous angiogenic factors in IH tissues, and it is reported that propranolol influences their pathways. However, a number of MMPs studies is highly limited. Here, for the first time, we propose a comprehensive approach by analyzing the expression levels of metalloproteinases-2/9 (MMPs-2/9) and tissue metalloproteinase inhibitor-2 (TIMP-2) in vivo on both, molecular and immunohistochemical levels, and in both, IH tissues and in the serum of IH patients, and relates the obtained results to the tumor's biology and systemic propranolol treatment...
June 3, 2017: Immunobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593789/prevalence-and-outcome-of-patients-with-cancer-and-acute-coronary-syndrome-undergoing-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-a-bleemacs-substudy
#10
Mario Iannaccone, Fabrizio D'Ascenzo, Paolo Vadalà, Stephen B Wilton, Patrizia Noussan, Francesco Colombo, Sergio Raposeiras Roubín, Emad Abu Assi, José Ramón González-Juanatey, Jose Paulo Simao Henriques, Jorge Saucedo, Wouter J Kikkert, Iván Nuñez-Gil, Albert Ariza-Sole, Xian-Tao Song, Dimitrios Alexopoulos, Christoph Liebetrau, Tetsuma Kawaji, Claudio Moretti, Roberto Garbo, Zenon Huczek, Shao-Ping Nie, Toshiharu Fujii, Luis Cl Correia, Masa-Aki Kawashiri, José María García Acuña, Danielle Southern, Emilio Alfonso, Belén Terol, Alberto Garay, Dongfeng Zhang, Yalei Chen, Ioanna Xanthopoulou, Neriman Osman, Helge Möllmann, Hiroki Shiomi, Francesca Giordana, Michal Kowara, Krzysztof Filipiak, Xiao Wang, Yan Yan, Jing-Yao Fan, Yuji Ikari, Takuya Nakahashi, Kenji Sakata, Fiorenzo Gaita, Masakazu Yamagishi, Oliver Kalpak, Sasko Kedev
BACKGROUND: The prevalence and outcome of patients with cancer that experience acute coronary syndrome (ACS) have to be determined. METHODS AND RESULTS: The BleeMACS project is a multicentre observational registry enrolling patients with acute coronary syndrome undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention worldwide in 15 hospitals. The primary endpoint was a composite event of death and re-infarction after one year of follow-up. Bleedings were the secondary endpoint...
June 1, 2017: European Heart Journal. Acute Cardiovascular Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588274/pre-and-post-diagnostic-%C3%AE-blocker-use-and-lung-cancer-survival-a-population-based-cohort-study
#11
Janick Weberpals, Lina Jansen, Walter E Haefeli, Michael Hoffmeister, Martin Wolkewitz, Myrthe P P van Herk-Sukel, Pauline A J Vissers, Hermann Brenner
Beta-blockers have been associated with decreased cancer mortality. However, evidence for lung cancer is sparse and reported beneficial effects might be based on biased analyses. In this so far largest study we investigated the association between β-blocker use and lung cancer survival. Therefore, patients with a lung cancer diagnosis between April 1998 and December 2011 were selected from a database linkage of the Netherlands Cancer Registry and the PHARMO Database Network. After matching eligible patients on the propensity score, adjusted hazard ratios (HRs) and corresponding 95% confidence intervals (CI) were calculated using Cox proportional hazards regression to investigate the association between pre-diagnostic and time-dependent β-blocker use and overall survival...
June 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587030/incidental-use-of-beta-blockers-serum-vegf-and-their-association-with-disease-outcome-in-patients-with-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-treated-with-definitive-chemoradiation-therapy
#12
T Xu, Y Xu, J Huo, P Yang, D R Gomez, Z Liao
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May 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535551/angiotensin-converting-enzyme-inhibitors-and-angiotensin-receptor-blockers-modulate-the-function-of-myelinated-fibers-after-chemotherapy-a-quantitative-sensory-testing-study
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Carlos J Roldan, Juhee Song, Mitchell P Engle, Patrick M Dougherty
BACKGROUND: Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEI) and angiotensin receptor blockers (ARB) have sufficient scientific support for their use as tissue protectors. Preliminary studies suggest that their angiotensin-II type 2 receptor (AT2R)-blocking properties have a beneficial profile in the treatment of neuropathic pain. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of the current study was to quantify the extent of the somatosensory effects of ACEI and ARB in cancer patients with chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy...
May 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527884/adjuvant-medications-that-improve-survival-after-locoregional-therapy
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F Edward Boas, Etay Ziv, Hooman Yarmohammadi, Karen T Brown, Joseph P Erinjeri, Constantinos T Sofocleous, James J Harding, Stephen B Solomon
PURPOSE: To determine if outpatient medications taken at the time of liver tumor embolization or ablation affect survival. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective review was done of 2,032 liver tumor embolization, radioembolization, and ablation procedures performed in 1,092 patients from June 2009 to April 2016. Pathology, hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) stage (American Joint Committee on Cancer), neuroendocrine tumor (NET) grade, initial locoregional therapy, overall survival after initial locoregional therapy, Child-Pugh score, Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance status, Charlson Comorbidity Index, and outpatient medications taken at the time of locoregional therapy were analyzed for each patient...
July 2017: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520849/beta-blockers-and-improved-progression-free-survival-in-patients-with-advanced-her2-negative-breast-cancer-a-retrospective-analysis-of-the-rose-trio-012-study
#15
G Spera, R Fresco, H Fung, J R B Dyck, E Pituskin, I Paterson, J R Mackey
Background: Recent retrospective studies suggest that beta-adrenergic blocking drugs (BB) are associated with improved outcomes in patients with a range of cancers. Although limited and discordant data suggest that BB may increase overall survival (OS) in localized breast cancer (BC), there is no information on the effects of BB in women with advanced BC. Patients and methods: To explore the association between BB use and BC outcomes, we retrospectively reviewed ROSE/TRIO-012, a double-blinded, multinational phase III trial that randomized 1144 patients with HER2-negative advanced BC to first-line docetaxel in combination with ramucirumab or placebo...
August 1, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473530/beta-blocker-drug-use-and-survival-among-patients-with-pancreatic-adenocarcinoma
#16
Ruzan Udumyan, Scott Montgomery, Fang Fang, Henrik Almroth, Unnur Valdimarsdottir, Anders Ekbom, Karin E Smedby, Katja Fall
Preclinical studies have suggested that β-adrenergic signaling is involved in pancreatic cancer progression. Prompted by such studies, we investigated an association between beta-blocker drug use with improved cancer-specific survival in a large, general population-based cohort of patients with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC). All patients diagnosed with a first primary PDAC in Sweden between 2006 and 2009 were identified through the Swedish Cancer Register (n = 2,394). We obtained information about use of beta-blockers and other medications through linkage with the national Prescribed Drug Register...
May 4, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370155/pre-and-post-diagnostic-beta-blocker-use-and-prognosis-after-colorectal-cancer-results-from-a-population-based-study
#17
Lina Jansen, Janick Weberpals, Josephina G Kuiper, Pauline A J Vissers, Martin Wolkewitz, Michael Hoffmeister, Hermann Brenner
Recent experimental and epidemiological studies have suggested that beta-blocker use might be associated with better cancer prognosis, but results were inconclusive and only few studies have investigated the association specifically for colorectal cancer (CRC) patients. We investigated this hypothesis using a linked dataset of the Eindhoven area of the Netherlands Cancer Registry and the PHARMO record linkage, including patients diagnosed with CRC between 1998 and 2011. Eligible patients were matched on propensity scores to control for potential confounders such as socio-demographic factors, comorbidity, cancer treatment and use of other medications...
July 1, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314836/safe-heart-rationale-and-design-of-a-pilot-study-investigating-cardiac-safety-of-her2-targeted-therapy-in-patients-with-her2-positive-breast-cancer-and-reduced-left-ventricular-function
#18
Filipa Lynce, Ana Barac, Ming T Tan, Federico M Asch, Karen L Smith, Chau Dang, Claudine Isaacs, Sandra M Swain
BACKGROUND: Human epidermal growth receptor 2 (HER2) targeted therapies have survival benefit in adjuvant and metastatic HER2 positive breast cancer but are associated with cardiac dysfunction. Current U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommendations limit the use of HER2 targeted agents to patients with normal left ventricular (LV) systolic function. METHODS: The objective of the SAFE-HEaRt study is to evaluate the cardiac safety of HER2 targeted therapy in patients with HER2 positive breast cancer and mildly reduced left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) with optimized cardiac therapy...
May 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299613/cardiomyopathic-toxicity-from-chemotherapy-is-there-an-opportunity-for-preemptive-intervention
#19
REVIEW
Kristopher J Swiger, Jai Singh, Daniel J Lenihan
The fight against cancer has never appeared more optimistic with multiple ongoing advances in cancer therapeutics; however, the prevention of cardiotoxicity from these treatments, both old and new, is a major focus of recent research. We recommend conceptualizing the prevention of cardiotoxicity as binary whereby primary prevention involves a uniform application of preventative efforts to anyone receiving a potentially cardiotoxic drug and secondary prevention directed towards those with left ventricular dysfunction, whether symptomatic or not...
March 2017: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293802/history-of-hypertension-heart-disease-and-diabetes-and-ovarian-cancer-patient-survival-evidence-from-the-ovarian-cancer-association-consortium
#20
Albina N Minlikeeva, Jo L Freudenheim, Rikki A Cannioto, J Brian Szender, Kevin H Eng, Francesmary Modugno, Roberta B Ness, Michael J LaMonte, Grace Friel, Brahm H Segal, Kunle Odunsi, Paul Mayor, Emese Zsiros, Barbara Schmalfeldt, Rüdiger Klapdor, Thilo Dӧrk, Peter Hillemanns, Linda E Kelemen, Martin Kӧbel, Helen Steed, Anna de Fazio, Susan J Jordan, Christina M Nagle, Harvey A Risch, Mary Anne Rossing, Jennifer A Doherty, Marc T Goodman, Robert Edwards, Keitaro Matsuo, Mika Mizuno, Beth Y Karlan, Susanne K Kjær, Estrid Høgdall, Allan Jensen, Joellen M Schildkraut, Kathryn L Terry, Daniel W Cramer, Elisa V Bandera, Lisa E Paddock, Lambertus A Kiemeney, Leon F Massuger, Jolanta Kupryjanczyk, Andrew Berchuck, Jenny Chang-Claude, Brenda Diergaarde, Penelope M Webb, Kirsten B Moysich
PURPOSE: Survival following ovarian cancer diagnosis is generally low; understanding factors related to prognosis could be important to optimize treatment. The role of previously diagnosed comorbidities and use of medications for those conditions in relation to prognosis for ovarian cancer patients has not been studied extensively, particularly according to histological subtype. METHODS: Using pooled data from fifteen studies participating in the Ovarian Cancer Association Consortium, we examined the associations between history of hypertension, heart disease, diabetes, and medications taken for these conditions and overall survival (OS) and progression-free survival (PFS) among patients diagnosed with invasive epithelial ovarian carcinoma...
May 2017: Cancer Causes & Control: CCC
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