Read by QxMD icon Read

neutropenic fever

Beejal R Ganti, Bernard L Marini, Jerod Nagel, Dale Bixby, Anthony J Perissinotti
PURPOSE: This study evaluated the impact of antibacterial prophylaxis with levofloxacin in relapsed/refractory acute myeloid leukemia (AML) patients. METHODS: This was a retrospective, single-center, cohort study. Adult patients with relapsed/refractory AML admitted for reinduction chemotherapy between November 1, 2006 and June 15, 2015 were screened for inclusion. A protocol initiating levofloxacin prophylaxis was implemented on December 1, 2013. Patients receiving hypomethylating agents (decitabine/azacitidine) were not administered antibacterial prophylaxis and thus not included in this analysis...
October 14, 2016: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
Kazuyo Fujimoto, Takatoshi Nakashima, Kazunari Sasaki, Kenichi Hayashi, Masao Hanafusa, Shiei Yoshida, Satoshi Myojo, Shun-Ichi Yoshida, Shigeaki Sawai, Nobuya Sano
A 48-year-old woman with a history of autoimmune hemolytic anemia and taking long-term corticosteroid therapy presented with a 3-month history of general fatigue, abdominal distension, and pigmentation. A computed tomography scan of the abdomen showed a tumor in the sigmoid colon and multiple metastatic nodules in the liver. A colonoscopy revealed an obstructing mass with the presence of an irregular ulcer in the sigmoid colon. Following biopsy and histopathological analysis, the patient was diagnosed with neuroendocrine carcinoma (NEC) of the colon...
2016: Nihon Shokakibyo Gakkai Zasshi, the Japanese Journal of Gastro-enterology
Alex Yuang-Chi Chang, Kian Fong Foo, Wen-Hsin Koo, Simon Ong, Jimmy So, Daniel Tan, Khong Hee Lim
BACKGROUND: Neoadjuvant chemotherapy improves survival of locally advanced gastric cancer patients. However, benefit is limited and the best regimen remains controversial. OBJECTIVES: Our primary objective of this prospective, multicenter phase 2 study was to evaluate the pathological complete response rate (PCR) with 2 cycles of docetaxel and capecitabine. METHODS: To be eligible, patients had to have histologically documented gastric cancer, a ECOG performance status 0 or 1, T3or4 Nany M0 staging after oesophagogastroduodenoscopy (OGD), endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), CT scan of thorax and abdomen, and negative laparoscopic examination and peritoneal washing...
2016: BMJ Open Gastroenterology
Nils Winkelmann, Max Desole, Inken Hilgendorf, Thomas Ernst, Herbert G Sayer, Christa Kunert, Lars-Olof Mügge, Andreas Hochhaus, Sebastian Scholl
INTRODUCTION: Even in the era of proteasome inhibitors and immunomodulatory drugs, the autologous stem cell transplantation after high-dose melphalan continues to represent a standard approach for myeloma patients in first-line therapy. Different mobilization chemotherapies before stem cell apheresis have been published while cyclophosphamide at a dose level of up to 4 g/m(2) has been evaluated and is commonly applied. In contrast, lower dose levels of cyclophosphamide (e.g., 1.5 g/m(2)) did not result in a sufficient collection of stem cells...
September 17, 2016: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
Noa Biran, Scott D Rowley, David H Vesole, Shijia Zhang, Michele L Donato, Joshua Richter, Alan P Skarbnik, Andrew Pecora, David S Siegel
Escalating doses of bortezomib with high-dose melphalan was evaluated as as a conditioning regimen for autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT) in patients with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma (MM). MM patients with less than a partial remission (PR) (or 50% reduction) compared to their pretransplantation paraprotein parameters after a prior ASCT with melphalan conditioning, or who were in relapse after a prior autologous transplantation, were eligible for study. Bortezomib was dose escalated in steps of 1, 1...
August 31, 2016: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
Amanda F Cashen, Theresa Fletcher, Connie Ceriotti, Feng Gao, Armin Ghobadi, Ravi Vij, Keith Stockerl-Goldstein, John DiPersio, Camille Abboud
The lyophilized formulation of melphalan has several limitations based on its marginal solubility, limited stability after reconstitution, and the requirement to reconstitute it in propylene glycol (PG). PG-free melphalan (Evomela; Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, Irvine CA) overcomes these limitations by using the solubilizing agent Captisol (Ligand Pharmaceuticals, Inc., LaJolla CA) to improve the stability of the reconstituted melphalan and avoid the potential toxicities of PG. This phase II study investigated the safety and efficacy of high-dose PG-free melphalan when included in the carmustine, etoposide, and cytarabine (BEAM) regimen for adult patients with non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) or Hodgkin lymphoma (HL)...
August 26, 2016: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
D Mavroudis, A Matikas, N Malamos, P Papakotoulas, S Kakolyris, I Boukovinas, A Athanasiadis, N Kentepozidis, N Ziras, P Katsaounis, E Saloustros, V Georgoulias
BACKGROUND: Sequential administration of anthracycline and taxane is the current standard of care adjuvant regimen for node-positive early breast cancer. Due to long-term toxicity concerns, anthracycline-free regimens have been developed. We compared a sequential dose-dense anthracycline and taxane regimen with the anthracycline-free regimen of docetaxel and cyclophosphamide. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In this randomized, non-inferiority, phase III trial, women with HER2-negative invasive breast cancer and at least one positive axillary lymph node were randomized to receive either epirubicin (75 mg/m(2)), 5-fluorouracil (500 mg/m(2)) and cyclophosphamide (500 mg/m(2)) every 2 weeks for four cycles, followed by four cycles of docetaxel (75 mg/m(2)) every 2 weeks with prophylactic G-CSF support (FEC → D) or docetaxel (75 mg/m(2)) and cyclophosphamide (600 mg/m(2)) every 21 days for six cycles (TC)...
October 2016: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
Mary M Huerter, Jane L Meza, M Sitki Copur, Addison Tolentino, Alissa S Marr, Marsha Ketcham, Holly DeSpiegelaere, Susan Kruse, Mary E Kos, Karin Swenson, Sarah E Radniecki, Anne Kessinger, Apar Kishor Ganti
OBJECTIVE: Platinum-based doublet chemotherapy is the standard for most patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Toxicity concerns limit chemotherapy for patients over 70years. Vinorelbine and paclitaxel are effective as single agents in advanced NSCLC. This phase II study evaluates safety and efficacy of a combination of these two agents in patients >70years with advanced NSCLC. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients with treatment naïve metastatic NSCLC received two cycles comprising 6 weekly doses of vinorelbine and paclitaxel, with restaging scans at week 8...
August 1, 2016: Journal of Geriatric Oncology
Graeme Mattison, Matthew Bilney, Phil Haji-Michael, Tim Cooksley
PURPOSE: Neutropenic sepsis is a time-dependent emergency with early interventions shown to improve outcomes. Broad spectrum intravenous antibiotic administration is the initial therapy in patients with suspected neutropenic sepsis. Compliance with early antibiotic administration in febrile neutropenia patients is poor. Innovations have been trialled to improve the time to first dose intravenous antibiotics in patients with suspected neutropenic sepsis. Consideration of extending first dose intravenous antibiotic prescribing to trained nursing staff may improve performance in this key standard...
July 25, 2016: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
S Desmet, J Maertens, K Bueselinck, K Lagrou
Infection is an important complication in patients with hematologic malignancies or solid tumors undergoing intensive cytotoxic chemotherapy. In only 20 to 30% of the febrile neutropenic episodes, an infectious agent is detected by conventional cultures. In this prospective study, the performance of broad-range PCR coupled with electrospray ionization time of flight mass spectrometry (PCR/ESI-MS) technology was compared to conventional blood cultures (BC) in a consecutive series of samples from high-risk hematology patients...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
Sjoukje F Oosting, Tom W W Chen, Shao H Huang, Lisa Wang, John Waldron, Ralph Gilbert, David Goldstein, Gyorgy B Halmos, Max J H Witjes, Jourik A Gietema, Brian O'Sullivan, Johannes A Langendijk, Lillian L Siu, Aaron R Hansen
OBJECTIVES: To compare cumulative cisplatin dose and toxicity between patients who received 3-weekly versus weekly cisplatin during adjuvant radiotherapy for high-risk head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Consecutive HNSCC patients with involved resection margins and/or extra-capsular extension in two tertiary cancer centers with different institutional practices were identified. Cumulative cisplatin dose was calculated and information on toxicity reviewed and compared between patients who received 3-weekly versus weekly cisplatin...
August 2016: Oral Oncology
Che-Kai Tsao, Matthew D Galsky, William K Oh
First-line docetaxel treatment for metastatic castration-sensitive prostate cancer is associated with higher rates of neutropenic fever compared with those with castration-resistant disease, and prophylactic granulocyte colony-stimulating factor should be considered in those harboring risk factors for developing neutropenia.
July 11, 2016: European Urology
Raffaele M Bernardo, Ananta Gurung, Dhanpat Jain, Maricar F Malinis
BACKGROUND The clinical presentation of mucormycosis can vary widely based on various host factors. Among malignancy- and bone marrow transplant-associated infections, the lungs are the most common site of infection. Involvement of the gastrointestinal tract is less frequently encountered. The clinical presentation is often nonspecific, and cultures typically yield no growth, making the diagnosis challenging. CASE REPORT We present a case of isolated hepatic mucormycosis in the setting of neutropenic fever and abdominal pain following induction chemotherapy for the treatment of acute myeloid leukemia...
2016: American Journal of Case Reports
Vural Kesik, Erman Ataş, Yasemin Gülcan Kurt, Fevzi Nuri Aydın, Oğuzhan Babacan, Mustafa Gülgün, Nadir Korkmazer
AIM OF STUDY: Neutropenic fever is a source of morbidity and mortality in children with cancer. It is not possible to detect the causative agent in cultures in most cases; the research for a marker that can show the severity of the disease is ongoing. We evaluated the role of adrenomedullin (ADM) at predicting prognosis on patients with febrile neutropenia, which has been proven to be a good prognostic marker for diseases with high morbidity and mortality, such as heart failure, ischemic ventricular dysfunction, sepsis, and systemic inflammatory response syndrome...
September 2016: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
Julia Steinrücken, Thomas Pabst, Stefan Zimmerli, Jonas Marschall
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Infectious Diseases
Toby A Eyre, Ruth Clifford, Adrian Bloor, Lucy Boyle, Corran Roberts, Maite Cabes, Graham P Collins, Stephen Devereux, George Follows, Christopher P Fox, John Gribben, Peter Hillmen, Chris S Hatton, Tim J Littlewood, Helen McCarthy, Jim Murray, Andrew R Pettitt, Elizabeth Soilleux, Basile Stamatopoulos, Sharon B Love, Andrew Wotherspoon, Anna Schuh
Richter syndrome (RS) is associated with chemotherapy resistance and a poor historical median overall survival (OS) of 8-10 months. We conducted a phase II trial of standard CHOP-21 (cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, prednisolone every 21 d) with ofatumumab induction (Cycle 1: 300 mg day 1, 1000 mg day 8, 1000 mg day 15; Cycles 2-6: 1000 mg day 1) (CHOP-O) followed by 12 months ofatumumab maintenance (1000 mg given 8-weekly for up to six cycles). Forty-three patients were recruited of whom 37 were evaluable...
October 2016: British Journal of Haematology
Shiro Sugiura, Tsuyoshi Ito, Norihisa Koyama, Noriko Sasaki, Hiroshi Ikai, Yuichi Imanaka
BACKGROUND: Febrile neutropenia (FN) can be a life-threatening complication in children with malignancies. There is no standardized preventive treatment for childhood FN, and information on C-reactive protein (CRP) elevation in afebrile patients with neutropenia (CEAN) is limited. We aimed to identify the association between CEAN and FN onset, and evaluate the efficacy of broad-spectrum antibiotics for FN prophylaxis. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 22 consecutive pediatric patients with hematologic malignancies (2 acute myeloid leukemia and 20 acute lymphoid leukemia cases) admitted to our institution between 2006 and 2011...
June 30, 2016: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
Shu-Dao Xiong, Lian-Fang Pu, Hui-Ping Wang, Lin-Hui Hu, Yang-Yang Ding, Man-Man Li, Dong-Dong Yang, Cui Zhang, Jing-Xin Xie, Zhi-Min Zhai
BACKGROUND: In the hematology department, the availability of biomarkers for early detection of infection is difficult to obtain. The present study aimed to compare the diagnostic values of neutrophil CD64 Index, procalcitonin (PCT), interleukin-6 (IL-6) and C-reactive protein (CRP) and to determine whether the combined analysis of these biomarkers offer stronger predictive power in the diagnosis for the infection of febrile patients. METHODS: Neutrophil CD64 Index, PCT, IL-6 and CRP levels were determined in 356 febrile patients in the hematology ward from May 2013 to May 2015...
June 23, 2016: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
Ting-Yao Wang, Wei-Ming Chen, Lan-Yan Yang, Chao-Yu Chen, Wen-Chi Chou, Yi-Yang Chen, Chih-Cheng Chen, Kuan-Der Lee, Chang-Hsien Lu
Induction chemotherapy with docetaxel improved outcome in advanced head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) patients, but docetaxel was not recommended in liver dysfunction patients for treatment toxicities. Severe neutropenic events (SNE) including severe neutropenia (SN) and febrile neutropenia (FN) still developed in these patients with normal serum transaminases. Ultrasonography (US) fibrotic score represented degree of hepatic parenchymal damage and showed good correlation to fibrotic changes histologically...
November 2016: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
Werner J Heinz, Dieter Buchheidt, Andrew J Ullmann
In 2001, caspofungin received market authorisation by the FDA and EMA and is globally licensed for several indications, including candidiasis, empirical antifungal therapy in patients with neutropenic fever of unknown origin and treatment of invasive aspergillosis in patients refractory to or intolerant of amphotericin B, lipid formulations of amphotericin B or itraconazole. Despite the lack of phase III data in first-line treatment of invasive aspergillosis, increasing evidence supports the use of first-line therapy...
August 2016: Mycoses
Fetch more papers »
Fetching more papers... Fetching...
Read by QxMD. Sign in or create an account to discover new knowledge that matter to you.
Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"