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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667586/drug-drug-interactions-with-aprepitant-in-antiemetic-prophylaxis-for-chemotherapy
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R Schoffelen, A G Lankheet, C M L van Herpen, J J M van der Hoeven, I M E Desar, C Kramers
In the current guidelines to prevent hemotherapyinduced nausea and vomiting, multiple antiemetic drugs are administered simultaneously. In patients who receive highly emetogenic chemotherapy, aprepitant, an NK1-receptor antagonist, is combined with ondansetron and dexamethasone. Aprepitant can influence the pharmacokinetics of other drugs, as it is an inhibitor and inducer of CYP3A4. Some anticancer drugs and other co-medication frequently used in cancer patients are CYP3A4 or CYP29C substrates. We give an overview of the metabolism and current data on clinically relevant drug-drug interactions with aprepitant during chemotherapy...
April 2018: Netherlands Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667134/two-phase-i-pharmacokinetic-and-pharmacodynamic-studies-of-dfp-10917-a-novel-nucleoside-analog-with-14-day-and-7-day-continuous-infusion-schedules
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Kamalesh Sankhala, Chris H Takimoto, Alain C Mita, Henry Xiong, Jordi Rodón, Amir Mehrvarz Sarshekeh, K Burns, Kenzo Iizuka, Scott Kopetz
Purpose DFP-10917 is a novel deoxycytidine analog with a unique mechanism of action. Brief exposure to high concentrations of DFP-10917 inhibits DNA polymerase resulting in S-phase arrest, while prolonged exposure to DFP-10917 at low concentration causes DNA fragmentation, G2/M-phase arrest, and apoptosis. DFP-10917 demonstrated activity in tumor xenografts resistant to other deoxycytidine analogs. Experimental design Two phase I studies assessed the safety, pharmacokinetic, pharmacodynamic and preliminary efficacy of DFP-10917...
April 18, 2018: Investigational New Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666092/a-rare-cause-of-oligoarthritis-with-septic-presentation
#3
Patrick Hoversten, Joel Beachey, Michael Pham, Anjali Bhagra
A 33-year-old man presented with new-onset, asymmetric, migratory oligoarthritis in the setting of several weeks of nausea and vomiting, diarrhoea, fevers and dysuria. He was initially treated in the inpatient setting with broad-spectrum antibiotics due to concern for an evolving sepsis presentation. Arthrocentesis of a large right knee effusion revealed inflammatory synovial fluid without findings suggestive of septic arthritis. Human leucocyte antigen B27 was positive and, taken together with the antecedent history of gastroenteritis, dysuria and inflammatory oligoarthritis, the clinical diagnosis was most consistent with reactive arthritis...
April 17, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665909/-complete-remission-rate-and-adverse-ractions-of-three-different-chemotherapy-regimens-in-the-treatment-of-adult-patients-with-newly-diagnosed-non-m3-aml
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Peng Lin, Wei Wang, Wei-Bo Huang, Ming-Wei Li, Xiao-Na Yang, Hai-Ying Yao
OBJECTIVE: To compare the complete remission rate (CRR) and adverse reaction of the 3 different chemotherapy regimens (daunorubicin, idarubicin, imported idarubicin combined with cytarabine) for the treatment of adult patients with newly diagnosed non-M3 acute myeloid leukemia (AML). METHODS: Seventy-one adult patients with newly diagnosed non-M3 AML were divided into 3 groups: 17 cases treated with daunorubicin plus cytarabine as group A, 24 cases treated with idarubicin plus cytarabine as group B, 30 cases treated with the imported idarubicin plus cytarabine as group C...
April 2018: Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663680/knowledge-gaps-in-control-of-campylobacter-for-prevention-of-campylobacteriosis
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I Hansson, M Sandberg, I Habib, R Lowman, E O Engvall
Campylobacteriosis is an important, worldwide public health problem with numerous socio-economic impacts. Since 2015, approximately 230,000 cases have been reported annually in Europe. In the United States, Australia and New Zealand, campylobacteriosis is the most commonly reported disease. Poultry and poultry products are considered important sources of human infections. Poultry meat can become contaminated with Campylobacter during slaughter if live chickens are intestinal carriers. Campylobacter spp. can be transferred from animals to humans through consumption and handling of contaminated food products, with fresh chicken meat being the most commonly implicated food type...
April 16, 2018: Transboundary and Emerging Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663328/gamma-aminobutyric-acid-agonists-for-antipsychotic-induced-tardive-dyskinesia
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Samer Alabed, Youssef Latifeh, Husam Aldeen Mohammad, Hanna Bergman
BACKGROUND: Chronic antipsychotic drug treatment may cause tardive dyskinesia (TD), a long-term movement disorder. Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) agonist drugs, which have intense sedative properties and may exacerbate psychotic symptoms, have been used to treat TD. OBJECTIVES: 1. Primary objectiveThe primary objective was to determine whether using non-benzodiazepine GABA agonist drugs for at least six weeks was clinically effective for the treatment of antipsychotic-induced TD in people with schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder or other chronic mental illnesses...
April 17, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661153/improved-analgesia-and-reduced-post-operative-nausea-and-vomiting-after-implementation-of-an-enhanced-recovery-after-surgery-eras-pathway-for-total-mastectomy
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Catherine Chiu, Pedram Aleshi, Laura J Esserman, Christina Inglis-Arkell, Edward Yap, Elizabeth L Whitlock, Monica W Harbell
BACKGROUND: Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) pathways have been shown in multiple surgical disciplines to improve outcomes, including reduced opioid consumption, length of stay, and post-operative nausea and vomiting (PONV). However, very few studies describe the application of ERAS to breast surgery and even fewer describe ERAS for outpatient surgery. We describe the implementation and efficacy of an Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) pathway for total skin-sparing mastectomy with immediate reconstruction in an outpatient setting...
April 16, 2018: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660598/first-in-human-phase-1-dose-escalation-pharmacokinetic-and-pharmacodynamic-study-of-the-oral-dual-pi3k-and-mtorc1-2-inhibitor-pqr309-in-patients-with-advanced-solid-tumors-sakk-67-13
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Andreas Wicki, Nicholas Brown, Alexandros Xyrafas, Vincent Bize, Hanne Hawle, Simona Berardi, Nataša Cmiljanović, Vladimir Cmiljanović, Michael Stumm, Saša Dimitrijević, Richard Herrmann, Vincent Prêtre, Reto Ritschard, Alexandar Tzankov, Viviane Hess, Alexa Childs, Cinta Hierro, Jordi Rodon, Dagmar Hess, Markus Joerger, Roger von Moos, Cristiana Sessa, Rebecca Kristeleit
BACKGROUND: PQR309 is an orally bioavailable, balanced pan-phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase (PI3K), mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) C1 and mTORC2 inhibitor. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This is an accelerated titration, 3 + 3 dose-escalation, open-label phase I trial of continuous once-daily (OD) PQR309 administration to evaluate the safety, pharmacokinetics (PK) and pharmacodynamics in patients with advanced solid tumours. Primary objectives were to determine the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) and recommended phase 2 dose (RP2D)...
April 13, 2018: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29659913/a-randomized-double-blind-non-inferiority-study-of-hydromorphone-hydrochloride-immediate-release-tablets-versus-oxycodone-hydrochloride-immediate-release-powder-for-cancer-pain-efficacy-and-safety-in-japanese-cancer-patients
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Satoshi Inoue, Yoji Saito, Satoru Tsuneto, Etsuko Aruga, Hiroshi Takahashi, Mitsutoshi Uemori
Background: Hydromorphone is a standard opioid analgesic for cancer pain that, prior to this study, was not approved in Japan, where options for opioid switching are limited. We aimed to investigate the efficacy and safety of hydromorphone (DS-7113b) immediate-release tablets in opioid-naïve cancer patients with moderate to severe cancer pain. Methods: Multicenter, active-controlled, randomized, double-blind, parallel-group, non-inferiority study of 183 cancer patients over 20 years of age at 50 clinical sites in Japan...
April 12, 2018: Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29659365/-association-between-diabetic-ketoacidosis-and-acromegaly
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Paloma Ocampo, Juan Manuel Duarte, Ricardo Barcia, Cecilia Arévalo
Diabetes mellitus occurs in nearly 10% of patients with acromegaly and is secondary to insulin resistance caused by high levels of growth hormone. Diabetes ketoacidosis has been described as a rare complication of acromegaly, resulting from a relative insulin deficiency caused by growth hormone excess. We described the case of a 38 year-old man who presented to the emergency room with a 6-week history of polydipsia, polyuria, polyphagia and weight loss. He also had nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain from two days before admission...
2018: Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658495/internal-hernia-following-robotic-assisted-pancreaticoduodenectomy
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Kai Qin, Zhichong Wu, Jiabin Jin, Baiyong Shen, Chenghong Peng
BACKGROUND Robotic assisted pancreaticoduodenectomy (RPD) is reported to be safe and feasible. Internal hernia (IH) after RPD is a serious but rarely reported complication. MATERIAL AND METHODS We retrospectively reviewed data of 231 patients who underwent RPD from October 2010 to December 2016. The incidence, symptoms, time of presentation, and outcome were investigated. RESULTS Five patients (2.6%) were diagnosed with IH. Significant correlation (P<0.001) between IH and transverse mesocolon defect was confirmed...
April 16, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657730/lemierre-s-syndrome-presented-with-acute-pancreatitis
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Laura Garcia, Kaori Ito
Case: Lemierre's syndrome is a rare clinical condition that is characterized by infected internal jugular vein thrombosis with metastatic septicemia. The most common causative agent is Fusobacterium necrophorum . A previously healthy 37-year-old woman presented to our emergency department with nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. She was admitted to the general practice unit with a diagnosis of acute pancreatitis then was subsequently transferred to the intensive care unit due to shock. Physical examination revealed tenderness on right side of the neck...
April 2018: Acute Medicine & Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656945/ketamine-versus-ketamine-pluses-atropine-for-pediatric-sedation-a-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Jiaxiao Shi, Ang Li, Zhijian Wei, Yang Liu, Cong Xing, Hongyu Shi, Han Ding, Dayu Pan, Guangzhi Ning, Shiqing Feng
OBJECTIVES: The application of atropine for pediatric sedation in the emergency department remains controversial. Our objective was to perform a comprehensive review of the literature and assess the clinical indexes in groups with and without atropine use. METHODS: PubMed, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Library were searched for randomized and non-randomized studies that compared ketamine and ketamine plus atropine for pediatric sedation. The risk ratio with 95% confidence interval was calculated using either a fixed- or random-effects model according to the value of I2 ...
April 5, 2018: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656635/clinical-characteristics-of-dizziness-associated-with-acute-peripheral-facial-palsy
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Kudamo Song, Sehun Chang, Jun Lee, Sun Ae Shin, Ho Yun Lee
Background and Objectives: We aimed to assess the clinical significance of dizziness associated with acute peripheral facial palsy (APFP). Subjects and Methods: Medical records of patients who visited an otorhinolaryngology clinic at a university hospital and were admitted for treatment of APFP between 2014 and 2016 were thoroughly reviewed. Results: In total, 15.3% (n=15) of patients had dizziness. Continuous, rotatory dizziness without exacerbating factors was most common and frequently accompanied by nausea/vomiting...
April 17, 2018: Journal of Audiology & Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656600/long-term-efficacy-and-safety-of-sucroferric-oxyhydroxide-in-african-american-dialysis-patients
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Stuart M Sprague, Markus Ketteler, Adrian C Covic, Jürgen Floege, Viatcheslav Rakov, Sebastian Walpen, Anjay Rastogi
INTRODUCTION: Sucroferric oxyhydroxide (SFOH) is a non-calcium, iron-based phosphate binder that demonstrated sustained serum phosphorus (sP) control, good tolerability, and lower pill burden, vs. sevelamer carbonate ("sevelamer"), in a Phase 3 study conducted in dialysis patients with hyperphosphatemia. This analysis evaluates the efficacy and safety of SFOH and sevelamer among African American (AA) patients participating in the trial. METHODS: Post hoc analysis of a 24-week, Phase 3, open-label trial (NCT01324128) and its 28-week extension study (NCT01464190)...
April 15, 2018: Hemodialysis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655943/effects-of-a-histamine-h-4-receptor-antagonist-on-cisplatin-induced-anorexia-in-mice
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Kouichi Yamamoto, Rikuya Okui, Atsushi Yamatodani
Cancer chemotherapy often induces gastrointestinal symptoms such as anorexia, nausea, and vomiting. Antiemetic agents are effective in inhibiting nausea and vomiting, but patients still experience anorexia. We previously reported that chemotherapeutic agent-induced anorexia is associated with an increase of inflammatory cytokines. Other studies also reported that antagonism of the histamine H4 receptor is anti-inflammatory. In this study, we investigated the involvement of the H4 receptor in the development of chemotherapy-induced anorexia in mice...
April 12, 2018: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655873/media-portrayal-of-prenatal-and-postpartum-marijuana-use-in-an-era-of-scientific-uncertainty
#17
Marian Jarlenski, Jonathan W Koma, Jennifer Zank, Lisa M Bodnar, Jill A Tarr, Judy C Chang
BACKGROUND: Objectives were to characterize how scientific information about prenatal and postpartum marijuana use was presented in online media content, and to assess how media portrayed risks and benefits of such marijuana use. METHODS: We analyzed online media items (n = 316) from March 2015 to January 2017. A codebook was developed to measure media content in 4 domains: scientific studies, information about health and well-being, mode of ingestion, and portrayal of risks and benefits...
April 11, 2018: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29653277/a-crick-in-the-neck-followed-by-massage-offered-him-a-stroke-an-uncommon-case-of-vertebral-artery-dissection
#18
Gautam Dutta, Anita Jagetia, Arvind K Srivastava, Daljit Singh, Hukum Singh, Ravindra K Saran
We present an unusual case of vertebral artery dissection in a 30-year-old male patient following an episode of neck massage. He developed headache, nausea, vomiting, blurred vision, diplopia, dizziness, and ataxia following the procedure. We also discuss a review of the pathology, diagnosis, symptomatology, treatment, prognosis, and occurrence of this rare entity.
April 10, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652893/glucose-sensor-augmented-continuous-subcutaneous-insulin-infusion-in-patients-with-diabetic-gastroparesis-an-open-label-pilot-prospective-study
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Jorge Calles-Escandón, Kenneth L Koch, William L Hasler, Mark L Van Natta, Pankaj J Pasricha, James Tonascia, Henry P Parkman, Frank Hamilton, William H Herman, Marina Basina, Bruce Buckingham, Karen Earle, Kjersti Kirkeby, Kristen Hairston, Tamis Bright, Amy E Rothberg, Andrew T Kraftson, Elias S Siraj, Angela Subauste, Linda A Lee, Thomas L Abell, Richard W McCallum, Irene Sarosiek, Linda Nguyen, Ronnie Fass, William J Snape, Ivana A Vaughn, Laura A Miriel, Gianrico Farrugia
Erratic blood glucose levels can be a cause and consequence of delayed gastric emptying in patients with diabetes. It is unknown if better glycemic control increases risks of hypoglycemia or improves hemoglobin A1c levels and gastrointestinal symptoms in diabetic gastroparesis. This study investigated the safety and potential efficacy of continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII) and continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) in poorly controlled diabetes with gastroparesis. Forty-five type 1 or 2 patients with diabetes and gastroparesis and hemoglobin A1c >8% from the NIDDK Gastroparesis Consortium enrolled in a 24 week open-label pilot prospective study of CSII plus CGM...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651918/updated-report-on-incidence-of-infusion-site-reactions-associated-with-peripheral-intravenous-administration-of-fosaprepitant
#20
Eric Chau, Jordan Lundberg, Gary Phillips, Michael Berger, Robert Wesolowski
Purpose Fosaprepitant (Emend®) is an antiemetic frequently used for the prevention of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting. We previously documented an overall 28.7% incidence of infusion-site reactions in patients receiving fosaprepitant via peripheral venous access. These data resulted in a practice change within our institution; fosaprepitant is administered in more dilute concentrations over 30 min to prevent these adverse events. This retrospective study explored the impact of this practice change on the incidence of infusion-site reactions...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice
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