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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677454/combined-but-not-the-single-administration-of-vitamin-c-and-l-carnitine-ameliorates-cisplatin-induced-gastric-mucosa-damage-in-male-rats
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Modinat Adebukola Adefisayo, Wale Johnson Adeyemi, Quadri Kunle Alabi
Although cisplatin is a potent anticancer drug, it instigates oxidative and pro-inflammatory reactions which poses significant and distressing clinical symptoms in patients including nausea and vomiting which is related to damage of the gastric mucosa. This study investigated the effects of vitamin C and/or L-carnitine on cisplatin-induced gastric mucosa damage in rat. The rats were allocated into groups (n=5): a control group received distilled water and treatment groups received cisplatin (CIP) alone, cisplatin followed by vitamin C, L-carnitine or their combination...
April 20, 2018: Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675592/late-assessment-of-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-rectal-carcinoma-comparison-between-sphincter-preservation-and-definitive-colostomy
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Mariane Messias Reis Lima Silva, Samuel Aguiar Junior, Juliana de Aguiar Pastore, Érica Maria Monteiro Santos, Fábio de Oliveira Ferreira, Ranyell Matheus S B Spencer, Vinicius F Calsavara, Wilson Toshihiko Nakagawa, Ademar Lopes
PURPOSE: Patients with cancer of the lower and middle rectum who are candidates for curative surgery often have negative opinions on definitive colostomy. The purpose of this study is to compare the quality of life (QoL) of patients who undergo standard treatment for rectal cancer with sphincter preservation or definitive colostomy. METHODS: A total of 125 patients with adenocarcinoma of the lower or middle rectum who underwent radical surgery with curative intent with a follow-up ≥ 1 year were recruited: 83 patients (group 1) were subjected to low anterior resection and low colorectal or coloanal anastomosis-thus preserving their sphincter-and 42 (group 2) were treated with abdominoperineal resection, followed by terminal definitive colostomy...
April 19, 2018: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675257/treatment-of-addison-s-disease-during-pregnancy
#3
Diana Oliveira, Adriana Lages, Sandra Paiva, Francisco Carrilho
Addison's disease, or primary adrenocortical insufficiency, is a long-term, potentially severe, rare endocrine disorder. In pregnancy, it is even rarer. We report the case of a 30-year-old pregnant patient with Addison's disease, referred to Obstetrics-Endocrinology specialty consult at 14 weeks gestation. She had been to the emergency department of her local hospital various times during the first trimester presenting with a clinical scenario suggestive of glucocorticoid under-replacement (nausea, persistent vomiting and hypotension), but this was interpreted as normal pregnancy symptoms...
2018: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674800/olanzapine-versus-aprepitant-for-the-prophylaxis-of-chemotherapy-induced-nausea-and-vomiting-in-breast-cancer-patients-receiving-doxorubicin-cyclophosphamide-regimen-a-prospective-nonrandomized-open-label-study
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G Shivaprakash, Karthik S Udupa, V Sarayu, Joseph Thomas, Vishal Gupta, L C Pallavi, Sudhakar Pemminati
OBJECTIVE: Despite the guideline-directed therapy, complete absence of nausea was noted only in 33% of breast cancer patients on anthracycline-cyclophosphamide regimen. Hence, we sought to compare the efficacy of aprepitant (APT) versus olanzapine (OLP) in preventing chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) in breast cancer patients on doxorubicin-cyclophosphamide regimen. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A prospective, open-label, nonrandomized study was conducted at the Department of Oncology...
November 2017: Indian Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674473/a-woman-with-intractable-nausea-and-vomiting
#5
Yan Zhang, Guanjun Kou, Yi Li, Yanqing Li
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 19, 2018: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674328/catastrophic-circulatory-collapse-after-inadvertent-subcutaneous-injection-of-treprostinil
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John J Radosevich, Mohan Dutt, Jeremy Feldman
PURPOSE: A case of life-threatening cardiovascular collapse after inadvertent subcutaneous injection of undiluted treprostinil is reported. SUMMARY: A 29-year-old, 76-kg woman with group 1 pulmonary arterial hypertension managed with subcutaneous treprostinil infusion arrived at the emergency department (ED) with headache, nausea, vomiting, and a syncopal episode. Her vital signs were stable on presentation. Admission orders were placed, and the appropriate 3-mL syringe containing 7...
April 19, 2018: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672740/effects-of-vadadustat-on-hemoglobin-concentrations-in-patients-receiving-hemodialysis-previously-treated-with-erythropoiesis-stimulating-agents
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Volker H Haase, Glenn M Chertow, Geoffrey A Block, Pablo E Pergola, Emil M deGoma, Zeeshan Khawaja, Amit Sharma, Bradley J Maroni, Peter A McCullough
Background: Vadadustat, an inhibitor of hypoxia-inducible factor prolyl-4-hydroxylase domain dioxygenases, is an oral investigational agent in development for the treatment of anemia secondary to chronic kidney disease. Methods: In this open-label Phase 2 trial, vadadustat was evaluated in 94 subjects receiving hemodialysis, previously maintained on epoetin alfa. Subjects were sequentially assigned to one of three vadadustat dose cohorts by starting dose: 300 mg once daily (QD), 450 mg QD or 450 mg thrice weekly (TIW)...
April 16, 2018: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29671866/isocapnic-hyperventilation-provides-early-extubation-after-head-and-neck-surgery-a-prospective-randomized-trial
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K Hallén, P Jildenstål, O Stenqvist, J Oras, S-E Ricksten, S Lindgren
BACKGROUND: Isocapnic hyperventilation (IHV) shortens recovery time after inhalation anaesthesia by increasing ventilation while maintaining a normal airway carbon dioxide (CO2 )-level. One way of performing IHV is to infuse CO2 to the inspiratory limb of a breathing circuit during mechanical hyperventilation (HV). In a prospective randomized study, we compared this IHV technique to a standard emergence procedure (control). METHODS: Thirty-one adult ASA I-III patients undergoing long-duration (>3 hours) sevoflurane anaesthesia for major head and neck surgery were included and randomized to IHV-treatment (n = 16) or control (n = 15)...
April 19, 2018: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29671836/children-s-experience-of-symptoms-narratives-through-words-and-images
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Barbara M Sourkes
Children who live with a complex chronic or life-threatening illness face extraordinary challenges. Whether they are receiving disease-oriented treatment (aimed at potential cure or prolongation of life) or palliative treatment-or both concurrently-our challenge is to enhance their comfort and minimize their distress. Symptom management is thus a critical component of pediatric palliative care. Symptoms may be either physical or psychological in nature (or a confluence of both) and their effective management has a direct impact on the child's quality of life...
April 19, 2018: Children
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670781/-candida-krusei-empyema-thoracis-a-community-acquired-infection-requiring-a-high-index-of-suspicion
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Hazim Bukamur, Waseem Ahmed, Yazan Numan, Ibrahim Shahoub, Fuad Zeid
Empyema thoracis is a serious condition characterized by the accumulation of purulent fluid in the pleural cavity, typically following a pneumonia, subdiaphragmatic abscess, or esophageal rupture. Fungal empyema thoracis is a rare form of this condition with especially high mortality, in which the most frequently isolated fungus is Candida spp. This article presents a 74-year-old female with Candida krusei pneumonia and a complicated hospital course, initially presenting with nausea, vomiting, and dysphagia...
2018: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670413/quality-of-life-after-esophageal-resection
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Wendy Jo Svetanoff, Rose McGahan, Saurabh Singhal, Carrie Bertellotti, Sumeet K Mittal
Introduction: Esophageal resection is the primary treatment for malignant esophageal disease and the last resort for benign end-stage esophageal disease. There is a paucity of research comparing the long-term quality of life (QoL) following surgery among these two populations. The aim of this study was to examine the patient reported QoL after esophageal resection using questionnaires focusing on general well-being and esophageal-specific symptoms. Methods: A prospectively maintained database of post-operatively administered European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire C30 (EORTC QLQ-C30) with supplemental esophageal cancer-specific questionnaires (OES-18) was queried after institutional review board approval through Creighton University School of Medicine...
2018: Patient related Outcome Measures
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670356/comparative-effectiveness-of-switching-paroxetine-formulation-for-treatment-of-major-depressive-disorder-an-open-label-multicenter-study
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Tempei Otsubo, Yoshinori Watanabe, Seiji Hongo, Mikichika Inoue, Kimiko Akimoto, Ken Murakami, Ryutaro Takahashi, Toshiaki Kikuchi
Aim: To assess the effectiveness and safety of switching the antidepressant formulation from immediate-release (IR) to controlled-release (CR) paroxetine in patients with major depressive disorder (MDD). Patients and methods: A total of 113 outpatients with MDD diagnosed according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders , Fourth Edition, Text Revision, and treated with a stable dose of IR paroxetine for at least 6 months were enrolled. Patients were then switched to CR paroxetine for 8 weeks...
2018: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669701/crizotinib-in-patients-with-advanced-inoperable-inflammatory-myofibroblastic-tumours-with-and-without-anaplastic-lymphoma-kinase-gene-alterations-european-organisation-for-research-and-treatment-of-cancer-90101-create-a-multicentre-single-drug-prospective-non
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Patrick Schöffski, Jozef Sufliarsky, Hans Gelderblom, Jean-Yves Blay, Sandra J Strauss, Silvia Stacchiotti, Piotr Rutkowski, Lars H Lindner, Michael G Leahy, Antoine Italiano, Nicolas Isambert, Maria Debiec-Rychter, Raf Sciot, Thomas Van Cann, Sandrine Marréaud, Axelle Nzokirantevye, Sandra Collette, Agnieszka Wozniak
BACKGROUND: An inflammatory myofibroblastic tumour (IMFT) is a rare mesenchymal neoplasm characterised by anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) gene rearrangements. We assessed the activity and safety of crizotinib, a tyrosine kinase inhibitor, targeting ALK in patients with advanced IMFT either with or without ALK alterations. METHODS: We did a multicentre, biomarker-driven, single-drug, non-randomised, open-label, two-stage phase 2 trial (European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer 90101 CREATE) at 13 study sites (five university hospitals and eight specialty clinics) in eight European countries (Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia, and the UK)...
April 12, 2018: Lancet Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669540/predictive-values-of-upper-gastrointestinal-cancer-alarm-symptoms-in-the-general-population-a-nationwide-cohort-study
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Sanne Rasmussen, Peter Fentz Haastrup, Kirubakaran Balasubramaniam, René DePont Christensen, Jens Søndergaard, Dorte Ejg Jarbøl
BACKGROUND: Survival rates for upper gastrointestinal (GI) cancer are poor since many are diagnosed at advanced stages. Fast track endoscopy has been introduced to prompt diagnosis for patients with alarm symptoms that could be indicative of upper GI cancer. However, these symptoms may represent benign conditions and little is known about the predictive values of alarm symptoms of upper GI cancer in the general population. METHODS: The study is a nationwide cohort study of 60,562 individuals aged 45 years or above randomly selected from the Danish general population...
April 18, 2018: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668636/spinal-dural-arteriovenous-fistula-presenting-with-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-a-case-report
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Jingzhe Han, Duanhua Cao, Hongmei Wang, Ye Ji, Zhilei Kang, Jianguo Zhu
RATIONALE: Subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) is a common and serious disease and one of the most important differential diagnoses in the emergency department. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 39-year-old female patient with a 12 years' history of migraine, presented with a sudden headache combined with motor aphasia. Physical examination suggested probable positive neck resistance. SAH was confirmed by magnetic resonance imaging. In addition, spinal digital subtraction angiography and spinal vascular computed tomography angiography indicated spinal arteriovenous malformation (SAVM)...
April 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668619/gefitinib-provides-similar-effectiveness-and-improved-safety-than-erlotinib-for-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-a-meta-analysis
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Wenxiong Zhang, Yiping Wei, Dongliang Yu, Jianjun Xu, Jinhua Peng
BACKGROUND: The epidermal growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitors gefitinib and erlotinib are effective for advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). This meta-analysis compared their effectiveness and safety. METHODS: We searched systematically in PubMed, ScienceDirect, The Cochrane Library, Scopus, Ovid MEDLINE, EMBASE, Web of Science, and Google Scholar for relevant clinical trials regarding gefitinib versus erlotinib for NSCLC. Antitumor effectiveness (overall survival [OS], progression-free survival [PFS], objective response rate [ORR] and disease control rate [DCR]) and adverse effects [AEs]) were assessed...
April 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
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
#19
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
#20
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
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