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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101836/a-review-of-clinical-outcomes-associated-with-two-meropenem-dosing-strategies
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REVIEW
Kyle John Wilby, Ziad Ghantous Nasr, Shereen Elazzazy, Tim T Y Lau, Anas Hamad
Meropenem is a carbapenem antibiotic that exhibits time-dependent bactericidal activity, traditionally dosed intravenously at 1 g every 8 h. In order to maximize its pharmacodynamic activity and reduce costs, an alternative regimen employed by many institutions is 500 mg every 6 h. The objective of this review was to summarize and evaluate published literature comparing clinical outcomes associated with these two meropenem dosing regimens. The literature was searched up to October 2016 using the MEDLINE, EMBASE, and Google Scholar databases...
January 18, 2017: Drugs in R&D
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101308/antibacterial-resistance-in-patients-with-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
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REVIEW
Sehnaz Alp, Murat Akova
Recipients of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) are at substantial risk of bacterial, fungal, viral, and parasitic infections depending on the time elapsed since transplantation, presence of graft-versus-host disease (GVHD), and the degree of immunosuppression. Infectious complications in HSCT recipients are associated with high morbidity and mortality. Bacterial infections constitute the major cause of infectious complications, especially in the early post-transplant period. The emergence of antibacterial resistance complicates the management of bacterial infections in this patient group...
2017: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093003/outcome-for-patients-with-relapsed-refractory-aggressive-lymphoma-treated-with-gemcitabine-and-oxaliplatin-with-or-without-rituximab-a-retrospective-multicentre-study
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Vijay Dhanapal, Menaka Gunasekara, Chia Lianwea, Robert Marcus, Corinne De Lord, Stella Bowcock, Stephen Devereux, Piers Patten, Deborah Yallop, David Wrench, Paul Fields, Shireen Kassam
The treatment of relapsed aggressive lymphoma remains a challenge. Platinum-containing chemotherapy is standard of care. Gemcitabine/oxaliplatin (Gem-Ox) with or without rituximab (R) is an outpatient regimen with a favorable toxicity profile. This retrospective 'real world' study reports outcomes for 44 unselected patients with relapsed/refractory aggressive lymphoma treated with Gem-Ox ± R. 41% had primary refractory disease. The overall response rate (ORR) was 43% with a complete response (CR) of 30%...
January 16, 2017: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089635/venetoclax-plus-rituximab-in-relapsed-or-refractory-chronic-lymphocytic-leukaemia-a-phase-1b-study
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John F Seymour, Shuo Ma, Danielle M Brander, Michael Y Choi, Jacqueline Barrientos, Matthew S Davids, Mary Ann Anderson, Anne W Beaven, Steven T Rosen, Constantine S Tam, Betty Prine, Suresh K Agarwal, Wijith Munasinghe, Ming Zhu, L Leanne Lash, Monali Desai, Elisa Cerri, Maria Verdugo, Su Young Kim, Rod A Humerickhouse, Gary B Gordon, Thomas J Kipps, Andrew W Roberts
BACKGROUND: Selective BCL2 inhibition with venetoclax has substantial activity in patients with relapsed or refractory chronic lymphocytic leukaemia. Combination therapy with rituximab enhanced activity in preclinical models. The aim of this study was to assess the safety, pharmacokinetics, and activity of venetoclax in combination with rituximab. METHODS: Adult patients with relapsed or refractory chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (according to the 2008 Modified International Workshop on CLL guidelines) or small lymphocytic lymphoma were eligible for this phase 1b, dose-escalation trial...
January 12, 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079821/febuxostat-induced-agranulocytosis-in-an-end-stage-renal-disease-patient-a-case-report
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Xue Er Poh, Chien-Te Lee, Sung-Nan Pei
INTRODUCTION: Febuxostat, a nonpurine xanthine oxidase inhibitor, is approved as the first-line urate-lowering therapy in gout patients with normal renal function or mild to moderate renal impairment. The most common adverse effects of febuxostat are liver function test abnormalities, diarrhea, and skin rash. However, there is insufficient data in patients with severe renal impairment and end-stage renal disease (ESRD). We report the first case, to our knowledge, in which agranulocytosis developed after febuxostat treatment in an ESRD patient...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079805/toxicities-of-different-first-line-chemotherapy-regimens-in-the-treatment-of-advanced-ovarian-cancer-a-network-meta-analysis
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Chang-Ping Qu, Gui-Xia Sun, Shao-Qin Yang, Jun Tian, Jin-Ge Si, Yi-Feng Wang
BACKGROUND: Ovarian cancer (OC) is the 5th leading cause of cancer-related deaths around the world, and several chemotherapy regimens have been applied in the treatment of OC. We aim to compare toxicities of different chemotherapy regimens in the treatment of advanced ovarian cancer (AOC) using network meta-analysis. METHODS: Literature research in Cochrane Library, PubMed, and EMBASE was performed up to November 2015. Eligible randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of different chemotherapy regimens were included...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079265/chimeric-antigen-receptor-t-cells-in-hematologic-malignancies
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Brandon R Shank, Bryan Do, Adrienne Sevin, Sheree E Chen, Sattva S Neelapu, Sandra B Horowitz
Patients with B cell hematologic malignancies who progress through first or second line chemotherapy have a poor prognosis. Early clinical trials with autologous anti-CD19 chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cells have demonstrated promising results for patients who have relapsed or refractory disease. Lymphodepleting conditioning regimens including cyclophosphamide, fludarabine, pentostatin, bendamustine, interleukin-2, and total body irradiation are often administered prior to infusion of CAR T cells, allowing for greater T cell expansion...
January 12, 2017: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077047/extended-infusion-compared-to-standard-infusion-cefepime-as-empiric-treatment-of-febrile-neutropenia
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Rebekah H Wrenn, David Cluck, LeAnne Kennedy, Christopher Ohl, John C Williamson
Background Extended infusion (EI) dosing provides a longer time above the minimum inhibitory concentration, which is important for the clinical success of β-lactam antibiotics, especially for patients with impaired immunity. The aim of this study was to determine the feasibility and clinical impact of administering cefepime by EI as treatment of febrile neutropenia. Methods This was a prospective, randomized, comparative pilot study. All patients received cefepime 2 g IV every 8 h, with the first dose administered using a 30-min infusion...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077045/association-of-time-to-antibiotics-and-clinical-outcomes-in-adult-hematologic-malignancy-patients-with-febrile-neutropenia
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Allison R Butts, Christina Carracedo Bachmeier, Emily V Dressler, Meng Liu, Ann Cowden, Jeff Talbert, Val R Adams
Objective The objective of this study was to determine the clinical impact of time to antibiotic administration in adult inpatients who have hematologic malignancies and develop febrile neutropenia. Methods A retrospective chart review was conducted to screen for all febrile neutropenia events amongst adult hematologic malignancy patients between 1 January 2010 and 1 September 2014. All included patients were admitted to the hospital at the time of fever onset, having been admitted for a diagnosis other than febrile neutropenia...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076329/feasibility-of-abbreviated-cycles-of-immunochemotherapy-for-completely-resected-limited-stage-cd20-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-cisl-12-09
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Dok Hyun Yoon, Byeong Seok Sohn, Sung Yong Oh, Won-Sik Lee, Sang Min Lee, Deok-Hwan Yang, Jooryung Huh, Cheolwon Suh
BACKGROUND: The appropriate number of chemotherapy cycles for limited stage diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) patients without gross residual lesions after complete resection, has not been specifically questioned. We performed a multicenter, single-arm, phase 2 study to investigate the feasibility of 3 cycles of abbreviated R-CHOP chemotherapy in low-risk patients with completely resected localized CD20+ DLBCL. RESULTS: Between December 2010 and May 2013, we recruited 23 patients...
January 5, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071636/epidemiology-of-male-seminomatous-and-nonseminomatous-germ-cell-tumors-and-response-to-first-line-chemotherapy-from-a-tertiary-cancer-center-in-india
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A Joshi, S Zanwar, N Shetty, V Patil, V Noronha, G Bakshi, G Prakash, S Menon, K Prabhash
INTRODUCTION: Unlike the developed countries, there is a lack of good epidemiologic data for testicular germ cell tumors (GCTs) in India with majority presenting in advanced stage. This study aims to elaborate on the epidemiology of testicular GCTs and response to standard first-line chemotherapy (CT). METHODS: GCTs treated at our center from January 2013 to June 2014 were retrospectively analyzed. Patients underwent orchidectomy either outside or at our hospital...
April 2016: Indian Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069912/idiosyncratic-drug-induced-neutropenia-agranulocytosis
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Emmanuel Andrès, Rachel Mourot-Cottet, Frédéric Maloisel, François Séverac, Olivier Keller, Thomas Vogel, Martine Tebacher, Jean-Christophe Weber, Georges Kaltenbach, Jacques-Eric Gottenberg, Bernard Goichot, Jean Sibilia, Anne-Sophie Korganow, Raoul Herbrecht
BACKGROUD: Few data is currently available on neutropenia and agranulocytosis related to drug intake. We report here data on 203 patients with established idiosyncratic drug-induced agranulocytosis, followed up in a referral centre within a university hospital. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Data from 203 patients with idiosyncratic drug-induced agranulocytosis were retrospectively reviewed. All cases were extracted from a cohort study on agranulocytosis in the Strasbourg University Hospital (Strasbourg, France) RESULTS: : The mean age was 61...
January 9, 2017: QJM: Monthly Journal of the Association of Physicians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069154/the-assessment-and-management-of-chemotherapy-related-toxicities-in-patients-with-breast-cancer-colorectal-cancer-and-hodgkin-s-and-non-hodgkin-s-lymphomas-a-scoping-review
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Patricia Fox, Andrew Darley, Eileen Furlong, Christine Miaskowski, Elisabeth Patiraki, Jo Armes, Emma Ream, Constantina Papadopoulou, Lisa McCann, Nora Kearney, Roma Maguire
PURPOSE: The purpose of the eSMART (Electronic Symptom Management using the Advanced Symptom Management System (ASyMS) Remote Technology) study is to evaluate the use of mobile phone technology to manage chemotherapy-related toxicities (CRTs) in people with breast cancer (BC), colorectal cancer (CRC), Hodgkin's lymphoma (HL), and non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL)) across multiple European sites. One key objective was to review the published and grey literature on assessment and management of CRTs among patients receiving primary chemotherapy for BC, CRC, HL, and NHL to ensure that ASyMS remained evidence-based and reflected current and local practice...
February 2017: European Journal of Oncology Nursing: the Official Journal of European Oncology Nursing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064553/granulocyte-colony-stimulating-factors-in-the-prevention-of-febrile-neutropenia-review-of-cost-effectiveness-models
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Kelly Fust, Anju Parthan, Michael Maschio, Qing Gu, Xiaoyan Li, Gary H Lyman, Spiros Tzivelekis, Guillermo Villa, Milton C Weinstein
We reviewed the evolution of the methods used in cost-effectiveness analyses of granulocyte colony-stimulating factors (G-CSFs) in the primary and secondary prevention of febrile neutropenia (FN) in patients receiving myelosuppressive cancer chemotherapy. Areas covered: FN is a side effect of myelosuppressive chemotherapy associated with significant morbidity, mortality, and costs. The risk of FN may depend on the drugs used within a chemotherapy regimen, and an FN event may cause chemotherapy dose reductions or delays in subsequent cycles...
January 9, 2017: Expert Review of Pharmacoeconomics & Outcomes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062972/predictive-performance-of-the-quick-sequential-organ-failure-assessment-score-as-a-screening-tool-for-sepsis-mortality-and-intensive-care-unit-admission-in-patients-with-febrile-neutropenia
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Minsoo Kim, Shin Ahn, Won Young Kim, Chang Hwan Sohn, Dong Woo Seo, Yoon-Seon Lee, Kyung Soo Lim
PURPOSE: In Sepsis-3, the quick Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (qSOFA) score was developed as criteria to use for recognizing patients who may have poor outcomes. This study was performed to evaluate the predictive performance of the qSOFA score as a screening tool for sepsis, mortality, and intensive care unit (ICU) admission in patients with febrile neutropenia (FN). We also tried to compare its performance with that of the systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) criteria and Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC) score for FN...
January 6, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062950/efficacy-and-safety-of-folfirinox-in-locally-advanced-pancreatic-cancer-a-single-center-experience
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G Lakatos, A Petranyi, A Szűcs, L Nehéz, L Harsanyi, P Hegyi, G Bodoky
The management of locally advanced pancreatic cancer (LAPC) is a major challenge. Although new drugs are available for the treatment of metastatic disease, the optimal treatment of non-metastatic cases remains controversial. The role of neoadjuvant therapy is still a question of debate in this setting. The aim of the study was to prospectively collect and analyse data on efficacy and safety of a modified FOLFIRINOX regimen in LAPC patients treated in a single institution. Another major objective was to assess the capability of FOLFIRINOX to render primary non-resectable cancer to resectable...
January 6, 2017: Pathology Oncology Research: POR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057664/incidence-and-management-of-diarrhea-in-patients-with-her2-positive-breast-cancer-treated-with-pertuzumab
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S M Swain, A Schneeweiss, L Gianni, J J Gao, A Stein, M Waldron-Lynch, S Heeson, M S Beattie, B Yoo, J Cortes, J Baselga
BACKGROUND: Pertuzumab disrupts heterodimerization between human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) and epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), HER3, and HER4. Thus, pertuzumab could result in adverse events similar to those observed with EGFR antagonists, such as diarrhea. We report the incidence and severity of diarrhea observed with pertuzumab in the CLEOPATRA, NeoSphere, and TRYPHAENA studies. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients (n=1443) had metastatic (CLEOPATRA [n=804]) or early-stage breast cancer (NeoSphere [n=416] and TRYPHAENA [n=223])...
January 5, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056911/prospective-cohort-study-of-procalcitonin-levels-in-children-with-cancer-presenting-with-febrile-neutropenia
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Victoria Hemming, Adam D Jakes, Geoff Shenton, Bob Phillips
BACKGROUND: Febrile neutropenia (FNP) causes significant morbidity and mortality in children undergoing treatment for cancer. The development of clinical decision rules to help stratify risks in paediatric FNP patients and the use of inflammatory biomarkers to identify high risk patients is an area of recent research. This study aimed to assess if procalcitonin (PCT) levels could be used to help diagnose or exclude severe infection in children with cancer who present with febrile neutropenia, both as a single measurement and in addition to previously developed clinical decision rules...
January 5, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056845/plasma-presepsin-level-is-an-early-diagnostic-marker-of-severe-febrile-neutropenia-in-hematologic-malignancy-patients
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Yusuke Koizumi, Kaoru Shimizu, Masayo Shigeta, Takafumi Okuno, Hitoshi Minamiguchi, Katsuyuki Kito, Keiko Hodohara, Yuka Yamagishi, Akira Andoh, Yoshihide Fujiyama, Hiroshige Mikamo
BACKGROUND: Febrile neutropenia (FN) is a common infectious complication in chemotherapy. The mortality of FN is higher in hematologic malignancy patients, and early diagnostic marker is needed. Presepsin is a prompt and specific marker for bacterial sepsis, but its efficacy in severe febrile neutropenia (FN) is not well confirmed. We tried to clarify whether it is a useful maker for early diagnosis of FN in patients during massive chemotherapy. METHODS: We measured plasma presepsin levels every 2-3 day in FN cases and evaluated its change during the course of massive chemotherapy...
January 5, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056400/efficacy-and-safety-of-eribulin-as-first-to-third-line-treatment-in-patients-with-advanced-or-metastatic-breast-cancer-previously-treated-with-anthracyclines-and-taxanes
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Shigeto Maeda, Michiyo Saimura, Shigeki Minami, Kaname Kurashita, Reiki Nishimura, Yuichiro Kai, Hiroshi Yano, Kohjiro Mashino, Shoshu Mitsuyama, Mototsugu Shimokawa, Kazuo Tamura
OBJECTIVES: Despite the survival benefit and acceptable tolerability of eribulin for advanced/metastatic breast cancer (MBC) patients pretreated with anthracyclines and taxanes, there is limited evidence of the clinical benefit of early eribulin use. We investigated the efficacy and safety of first- to third-line eribulin use in patients with MBC. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this phase II, open-label, single-arm study conducted at 14 sites in Kyushu, Japan, women with histologically confirmed human epidermal growth factor receptor 2-negative MBC were enrolled between December 1, 2011 and November 30, 2013 (Data cut-off: November 30, 2014)...
January 2, 2017: Breast: Official Journal of the European Society of Mastology
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