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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055135/treatment-of-prurigo-with-methotrexate-a-multicenter-retrospective-study-of-39-cases-running-head-treatment-of-prurigo-with-methotrexate
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T Klejtman, M Beylot-Barry, P Joly, M A Richard, S Debarbieux, L Misery, P Wolkenstein, O Chosidow, S Ingen-Housz-Oro
BACKGROUND: Prurigo is a common primary pruritic condition. Treatment is challenging. Methotrexate (MTX) is effective for the treatment of pruriginous dermatoses, but its use in prurigo has been little studied. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the efficacy and safety of MTX in the treatment of difficult-to-treat prurigo. METHODS: Patients from six university dermatology departments treated with MTX between 2006 and 2016 for difficult-to-treat prurigo (i...
October 21, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054815/whole-brain-radiotherapy-or-autologous-stem-cell-transplantation-as-consolidation-strategies-after-high-dose-methotrexate-based-chemoimmunotherapy-in-patients-with-primary-cns-lymphoma-results-of-the-second-randomisation-of-the-international-extranodal-lymphoma
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Andrés J M Ferreri, Kate Cwynarski, Elisa Pulczynski, Christopher P Fox, Elisabeth Schorb, Paul La Rosée, Mascha Binder, Alberto Fabbri, Valter Torri, Eleonora Minacapelli, Monica Falautano, Fiorella Ilariucci, Achille Ambrosetti, Alexander Roth, Claire Hemmaway, Peter Johnson, Kim M Linton, Tobias Pukrop, Jette Sønderskov Gørløv, Monica Balzarotti, Georg Hess, Ulrich Keller, Stephan Stilgenbauer, Jens Panse, Alessandra Tucci, Lorella Orsucci, Francesco Pisani, Alessandro Levis, Stefan W Krause, Hans J Schmoll, Bernd Hertenstein, Mathias Rummel, Jeffery Smith, Michael Pfreundschuh, Giuseppina Cabras, Francesco Angrilli, Maurilio Ponzoni, Martina Deckert, Letterio S Politi, Jürgen Finke, Michele Reni, Franco Cavalli, Emanuele Zucca, Gerald Illerhaus
BACKGROUND: The International Extranodal Lymphoma Study Group-32 (IELSG32) trial is an international randomised phase 2 study that addresses two key clinical questions in the treatment of patients with newly diagnosed primary CNS lymphoma. Results of the first randomisation have demonstrated that methotrexate, cytarabine, thiotepa, and rituximab (called the MATRix regimen) is the induction combination associated with significantly better outcome compared with the other induction combinations tested...
October 17, 2017: Lancet Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054603/risk-of-serious-infection-in-patients-with-psoriasis-on-biologic-therapies-a-prospective-cohort-study-from-the-british-association-of-dermatologists-biologic-interventions-register-badbir
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Zenas Z N Yiu, Catherine H Smith, Darren M Ashcroft, Mark Lunt, Shernaz Walton, Ruth Murphy, Nick J Reynolds, Anthony D Ormerod, Christopher E M Griffiths, Richard B Warren
Serious infection is a concern for patients with psoriasis on biologic therapies. We assessed the risk of serious infections of biologics used to treat psoriasis by comparison with a cohort on non-biologic systemic therapies in a propensity-score weighted Cox proportional hazards model using data from the British Association of Dermatologists Biologic Interventions Register (BADBIR). 1352, 3271 and 994 participants were included in the etanercept, adalimumab, ustekinumab cohorts respectively and 3421 participants in the non-biologic cohort...
October 17, 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054520/anti-psoriatic-and-toxicity-evaluation-of-methotrexate-chitin-nanogel-in-imiquimod-induced-mice-model
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Rajitha Panonnummal, M Sabitha
Methotrexate loaded chitin nanogel (MCNG) was formulated for its topical use in psoriasis. MCNG was characterized by DLS, TEM and FTIR. The MCNG particles were spherical in shape with size of 196±14nm, having surface charge of +9.21±0.42 mv. MCNG exhibited greater swelling and drug release at acidic pH than neutral and alkaline conditions. The treatment with MCNG showed significant level of toxicity on HaCaT and THP-1 cells and was taken up well by HaCaT cells as revealed by fluorescent microscopy. MCNGs exhibited significant anti-inflammatory activity as revealed by the inhibitory effects observed on the activity of COX-2 and LOX-5 enzymes expressed in THP-1 cells...
October 17, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052709/association-of-prognostic-factors-and-immunosuppressive-treatment-with-long-term-outcomes-in-neurosarcoidosis
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Bastien Joubert, Catherine Chapelon-Abric, Lucie Biard, David Saadoun, Sophie Demeret, Didier Dormont, Matthieu Resche-Rigon, Patrice Cacoub
Importance: Prognostic factors are lacking in neurosarcoidosis (NS), and the association of immunosuppressive treatments with outcomes are unclear. Objectives: To identify prognostic factors of and analyze the association of immunosuppressive treatment with relapse of NS. Design, Setting, and Participants: In this retrospective study, a cohort of 234 patients fulfilled the diagnostic criteria for NS in a tertiary referral center in Paris, France, from January 1, 1990, through December 31, 2015...
October 9, 2017: JAMA Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052526/cardiac-magnetic-resonance-imaging-indeterminate-negative-cardiac-sarcoidosis-revealed-by-18-f-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron-emission-tomography-two-case-reports-and-a-review-of-the-literature
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S C Sasson, R Russo, T Chung, G Chu, I Hunyor, J Williamson, A Murad, A Kane, S Riminton, S Limaye
BACKGROUND: Sarcoidosis is an inflammatory disorder of immune dysregulation characterized by non-caseating granulomas that can affect any organ. Cardiac sarcoidosis is an under-recognized entity that has a heterogeneous presentation and may occur independently or with any severity of systemic disease. Diagnosing cardiac sarcoidosis remains problematic with endomyocardial biopsies associated with a high risk of complications. Several diagnostic algorithms are currently available that rely on histopathology or clinical and radiological measures...
October 20, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052026/high-dose-chemotherapy-and-autologous-peripheral-blood-stem-cell-transplantation-with-bcvac-regimen-followed-by-maintenance-chemotherapy-for-children-with-very-high-risk-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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Che Ry Hong, Hyoung Jin Kang, Kyung Duk Park, Hee Young Shin, Hyo Seop Ahn
Allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is the recommended treatment for children with very high risk acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), but it requires adequate institutional infrastructure, experience, and expertise, especially for alternative donor HSCT. We review our experience with high-dose chemotherapy (HDCT) and autologous peripheral blood stem cell transplantation (APBSCT), followed by post-APBSCT maintenance chemotherapy for children with very high risk ALL. Between August 1997 and November 2012, our institute was not successful with HLA-haploidentical HSCT...
October 20, 2017: International Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051340/attenuation-of-myeloid-specific-tgf%C3%AE-signaling-induces-inflammatory-cerebrovascular-disease-and-stroke
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M C Hollander, Lawrence L Latour, Dan Yang, Hiroki Ishii, Zhiguang Xiao, Yongfen Min, Abhik Ray-Choudhury, Jeeva Munasinghe, Anand S Merchant, P C Lin, John Hallenbeck, Manfred Boehm, Li Yang
Rationale: Cryptogenic strokes, those of unknown cause, have been estimated as high as 30-40% of strokes. Inflammation has been suggested as a critical etiological factor. However, there is lack of experimental evidence. Objective: In this study, we investigated inflammation associated stroke etiology using a mouse model that developed spontaneous stroke due to myeloid deficiency of TGFβ signaling. Methods and Results: We report that mice with deletion of Tgfbr2 in myeloid cells (Tgfbr2(Myeko)) developed cerebrovascular inflammation in the absence of significant pathology in other tissues, culminating in stroke and severe neurological deficits with 100% penetrance...
October 19, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051108/a-bayesian-model-that-jointly-considers-comparative-effectiveness-research-and-patients-preferences-may-help-inform-grade-recommendations-an-application-to-rheumatoid-arthritis-treatment-recommendations
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Glen S Hazlewood, Claire Bombardier, George Tomlinson, Deborah Marshall
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the preferred treatment for early rheumatoid arthritis (ERA) using a novel Bayesian approach that jointly considers patients' preferences and comparative effectiveness research STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING: We estimated the preferred treatment by using patients' preferences measured in a discrete-choice experiment to apply weights to benefit and harm outcomes from a network meta-analysis, and other considerations (dosing, rare adverse events). Using Bayesian analyses, we considered the variability in patients' preferences and the imprecision in both patients' preferences and the treatment effects; all key considerations in the GRADE approach...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050840/recommendations-for-the-use-of-methotrexate-in-psoriatic-arthritis
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Juan D Cañete, Rafael Ariza-Ariza, Sagrario Bustabad, Concepción Delgado, Cristina Fernández-Carballido, José Francisco García Llorente, Estíbaliz Loza, Carlos Montilla, Antonio Naranjo, José A Pinto, Rubén Queiro, Julio Ramírez, Jesús Tornero-Molina
OBJECTIVES: To develop recommendations for the management of methotrexate (MTX) in psoriatic arthritis (PsA), based on best evidence and experience. METHODS: A group of 12 experts on MTX use was selected. The coordinators formulated 14 questions about the use of MTX in PsA patients (indications, efficacy, safety and cost-effectiveness). A systematic review was conducted to answer the questions. Using this information, inclusion and exclusion criteria were established, as were the search strategies (Medline, EMBASE and the Cochrane Library were searched)...
October 16, 2017: Reumatología Clinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050696/pharmacogenomics-in-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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Shawn H R Lee, Jun J Yang
Pharmacogenomics is a fast-growing field of personalized medicine using a patient's genomic profile to determine drug disposition or response to drug therapy, in order to develop safer and more effective pharmacotherapy. Childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), being the most common malignancy in childhood, which is treated with uniform and standardized clinical trials, is remarkably poised for pharmacogenomic studies. In the last decade, unbiased genome-wide association studies have identified multiple germline risk factors that strongly modify host response to drug therapy...
September 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050347/efficacy-and-safety-of-dose-dense-chemotherapy-in-urothelial-carcinoma
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Chenjing Zhu, Jiaming Liu, Jing Zhang, Qingfang Li, Qisi Lian, Jing Xu, Xuelei Ma
We conducted a meta-analysis to assess the efficacy and safety of dose-dense chemotherapy in the treatment of patients with urothelial carcinoma. A systematic search was conducted in PubMed, Medline, Embase, Web of Science and Cochrane Collaboration's Central register of controlled trials (CENTRAL) for relevant articles. Data was obtained from 10 trials with a total of 1093 patients. The pooled pathologic complete response (pCR) was 27.8% in the ten studies with a full cohort of 684 patients who received dose-dense methotrexate, vinblastine, adriamycin and cisplatin (dd-MVAC)...
September 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050116/-correlation-study-of-blood-drug-concentration-and-nephrotoxicity-on-high-dose-methotrexate-therapy-in-suggestion-of-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-childhood-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-in-the-4th-revised-edition
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D H Cheng, H Lu, X Q Zou
Objective: To explore the influence of the 4th revised treatment recommendations in childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) on high dose methotrexate(HD-MTX)-induced nephrotoxicity and MTX blood concentrations. Method: The clinical data from 330 ALL children who received 1 242 courses of HD-MTX therapies from September 2012 to November 2016 was collected. The courses were divided into two groups based on the chemotherapies: original scheme group was treated with the 3rd revised regimen, and new scheme group was treated with the 4th revised regimen...
October 2, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049862/primary-mediastinal-large-b-cell-lymphoma-outcome-of-a-series-of-pediatric-patients-treated-with-high-dose-methotrexate-and-cytarabine-plus-anti-cd20
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Marta Pillon, E Carraro, L Mussolin, V Conter, A Tondo, M Aricò, R Mura, A Sala, L Vinti, S Buffardi, P Pierani, E S G d'Amore, G Basso
Between 2007 and 2013, 13 children diagnosed with primary mediastinal large B-cell lymphoma (PMLBL) were treated according to a modified version of AIEOP (Associazione Italiana Ematologia Oncologia Pediatrica) LNH-97 protocol based on high-dose methotrexate, anthracyclines, and addition of anti-CD20. Ten patients achieved a continuous complete remission with front-line therapy. The overall 5-year survival was 91.7%, and event-free survival was 83.9%, with only one patient dying of progressive disease. Despite the few cases, these results demonstrate that this therapy, which includes anti-CD20, given in a multicenter setting, is feasible with acceptable toxicity in children with PMLBL...
October 19, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049232/case-report-central-nervous-system-involvement-of-human-graft-versus-host-disease-report-of-7-cases-and-a-review-of-literature
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Mathilde Ruggiu, Wendy Cuccuini, Karima Mokhtari, Véronique Meignin, Régis Peffault de Latour, Marie Robin, Flore Sicre de Fontbrune, Aliénor Xhaard, Gérard Socié, David Michonneau
RATIONALE: Central nervous system (CNS) involvement of graft versus host disease (GvHD) is a rare cause of CNS disorders after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT). Chronic CNS GvHD symptoms are heterogeneous and include cerebrovascular manifestations, demyelinating disease and immune-mediated encephalitis. CNS-Acute GvHD is not formally defined in literature. PATIENTS CONCERNS AND DIAGNOSES: We report 7 cases of CNS-GvHD among which two had histological-proven disease...
October 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049193/efficacy-and-safety-of-immunomodulatory-drugs-in-patients-with-anterior-uveitis-a-systematic-literature-review
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Alejandro Gómez-Gómez, Estíbaliz Loza, Maria Piedad Rosario, Gerard Espinosa, José M García Ruiz de Morales, Jose M Herreras, Santiago Muñoz-Fernández, Miguel Cordero-Coma
BACKGROUND: To assess the efficacy and safety of immunomodulatory drugs in patients with noninfectious anterior uveitis (AU). METHODS: Systematic review of studies were retrieved from Medline (1961 to March 2016), Embase (1961 to March 2016), and Cochrane Library (up to March 2016), and a complementary hand search was also performed. The selection criteria were as follows: (population) noninfectious AU patients, adults; (intervention) immunomodulatory drugs (any dose, regimen, route of administration, duration of treatment); (outcome) control of inflammation, steroid-sparing effect, AU flares, adverse events, and so on; (study design) systematic literature reviews, randomized controlled trials, and observational studies...
October 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047161/donor-lymphocyte-infusion-and-methotrexate-for-immune-recovery-after-t-cell-depleted-haploidentical-transplantation
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Andrew L Gilman, Wing Leung, Morton J Cowan, Mark Cannon, Stacy Epstein, Carrie Barnhart, Krishna Shah, Michelle Hyland, Tracy Fukes, Anastasia Ivanova
CD34+ cell selection minimizes graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) after haploidentical donor stem cell transplant but is associated with slow immune recovery and infections. We report a Phase I/II study of prophylactic donor lymphocyte infusion (DLI) followed by methotrexate (MTX) GVHD prophylaxis after CD34-selected haploidentical donor transplant. A prophylactic DLI was given between day +30 and +42. Rituximab was given with DLI for the last 10 patients. The goal of the study was to determine a DLI dose that would result in a CD4+ cell count > 100/µL at Day +120 in ≥ 66% of patients with ≤ 33% grade II-III, ≤ 17% grade III, and no grade IV acute GVHD by Day +180...
October 19, 2017: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047158/hyper-cvad-plus-nelarabine-in-newly-diagnosed-adult-t-cell-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-and-t-lymphoblastic-lymphoma
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Yasmin Abaza, Hagop M Kantarjian, Stefan Faderl, Elias Jabbour, Nitin Jain, Deborah Thomas, Tapan Kadia, Gautam Borthakur, Joseph D Khoury, Jan Burger, William Wierda, Susan O'Brien, Marina Konopleva, Alessandra Ferrajoli, Partow Kebriaei, Bouthaina Dabaja, Steven Kornblau, Yesid Alvarado, Naval Daver, Naveen Pemmaraju, Prithviraj Bose, Philip Thompson, Hind Al Azzawi, Mary Kelly, Rebecca Garris, Preetesh Jain, Guillermo Garcia-Manero, Jorge Cortes, Farhad Ravandi
Nelarabine, a water soluble prodrug of 9-β-D-arabinofuranosylguanine (ara-G), is a T-cell specific purine nucleoside analogue. Given its activity in relapsed and refractory T acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL) and T lymphoblastic lymphoma (T-LBL), we sought to define its role in the frontline treatment of adult patients. Therefore, we conducted a single arm phase 2 study to determine the safety and efficacy of nelarabine in combination with hyper-CVAD in newly diagnosed patients. For induction/consolidation, patients received eight cycles of hyper-CVAD alternating with high-dose methotrexate and cytarabine plus two cycles of nelarabine given at a dose of 650 mg/m(2) intravenously daily for 5 days...
October 19, 2017: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047148/epidemiological-survey-of-patients-with-psoriasis-in-matsumoto-city-nagano-prefecture-japan
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Eisaku Ogawa, Ryuhei Okuyama, Tomoko Seki, Aya Kobayashi, Naoki Oiso, Masahiko Muto, Hidemi Nakagawa, Akira Kawada
A local epidemiological survey of psoriasis was conducted from 19 February to 30 June 2016 in Matsumoto city, Nagano Prefecture, Japan. Patients were predominantly male (268 cases, 71.5% males vs 107 cases, 28.5% females). We estimated that the prevalence of psoriasis was 0.097% in the Matsumoto area. The clinical types of psoriasis identified were psoriasis vulgaris (90.7%), psoriatic arthritis (5.9%), pustular psoriasis (2.1%), guttate psoriasis (1.0%) and psoriatic erythroderma (0.3%). The topical therapeutic agents included corticosteroids (84...
October 19, 2017: Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046900/us-intergroup-study-of-chemotherapy-plus-dasatinib-and-allogeneic-stem-cell-transplant-in-philadelphia-chromosome-positive-all
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Farhad Ravandi, Megan Othus, Susan M O'Brien, Stephen J Forman, Chul S Ha, Jeffrey Y C Wong, Martin S Tallman, Elisabeth Paietta, Janis Racevskis, Geoffrey L Uy, Mary Horowitz, Naoko Takebe, Richard Little, Uma Borate, Partow Kebriaei, Laura Kingsbury, Hagop M Kantarjian, Jerald P Radich, Harry P Erba, Frederick R Appelbaum
This multicenter trial was conducted to determine whether the addition of dasatinib to chemotherapy followed by an allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplant (HCT) in patients with Philadelphia chromosome positive (Ph+) acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) was feasible. Patients ≥ 18 and ≤ 60 years of age with newly diagnosed Ph+ ALL received up to 8 cycles of alternating hyperCVAD and high dose cytarabine and methotrexate with dasatinib. Patients with an available matched sibling or unrelated donor underwent an allogeneic HCT in first complete remission (CR1) followed by daily dasatinib starting from day 100...
December 27, 2016: Blood Advances
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