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Canna Ghia, Shashank Akerkar, Shailaja Sabnis, Urk Rao, Gautam Rambhad
BACKGROUND / OBJECTIVES: Biologic anti-TNFs in India have improved the patient management. Significant proportions of patients lose response over time or do not respond. Possible explanations are suboptimal trough anti-TNFa concentrations or antibodies to anti-TNFs. The aim of this project was to set up and standardize an independent laboratory to test immunogenicity of anti-TNF biologics (infliximab and etanercept). METHODS: Three rheumatologists piloted this project approved by independent ethics committee and carried out in compliance with ICH/GCP guidelines...
September 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
Theodore Pincus
RAPID3 (routine assessment of patient index data) is an index found within a multi-dimensional health assessment questionnaire (MDHAQ) for routine clinical care, composed only of 3 self-report scores for physical function, pain, and patient global estimate, each scored 0-10, for a total of 0-30. RAPID3 is correlated significantly with DAS28 (Disease Activity Score) and CDAI (Clinical Disease Activity Index), and distinguishes active from control treatments as efficiently as these indices in clinical trials involving adalimumab, abatacept, certolizumab, infliximab, and rituximab...
September 2016: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
Medine Cumhur Cüre, Erkan Cüre, Yıldıray Kalkan, Aynur Kırbaş, Levent Tümkaya, Arif Yılmaz, Ayşegül Küçükali Türkyılmaz, İbrahim Şehitoğlu, Süleyman Yüce
BACKGROUND: Cisplatin (Cis) is one of the most commonly used antineoplastic drugs. It is used as chemotherapy for many solid organ malignancies such as brain, neck, male and female urogenital, vesical and pulmonary cancers. Infliximab blocks tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α). Several studies have reported that infliximab ameliorates cell damage by reducing cytokine levels. AIMS: We aimed to investigate whether infliximab has a preventive effect against cisplatin-induced hepatotoxicity and whether it has a synergistic effect when combined with Cis...
September 2016: Balkan Medical Journal
Margot Taks, Phillipe A R R Pijls, Luc J J Derijks, Robert Ten Broeke, Rene J Grouls, Joyce Curvers, Lennard P L Gilissen
INTRODUCTION: The effective, but expensive, drug infliximab is used in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Monitoring infliximab trough levels and anti-infliximab antibody (ATI) formation can lead to a more cost-effective use of infliximab therapy. The aim of our study was to investigate the effect of implementation of a treatment algorithm for infliximab in a single-centre IBD cohort, focussing on remission rates and drug costs. METHODS: IBD patients aged 18 years or older treated with infliximab were asked to participate in this study...
October 4, 2016: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Laila Alawdah, Ahmad Nahari, Dayel Alshahrani, Musa Fagih, Shahid Ghazi, Abdulrahman Al-Hussaini
Gastrointestinal sarcoidosis is a rare disease with very limited data in children. Here we report the first pediatric case of successful treatment with infliximab. The first case was an 8-year-old Saudi girl who presented with fever, weight loss, and abdominal pain that was followed in a few months with hematemesis and development of hepatosplenomegaly. The second case was a 9-year-old Sudanese boy who manifested with vomiting, epigastric pain, and weight loss. On upper endoscopy, both cases demonstrated severe erosive nodular gastric mucosa...
September 2016: Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Saudi Gastroenterology Association
Satoko Hayashi, Katsuya Suzuki, Keiko Yoshimoto, Masaru Takeshita, Takahiko Kurasawa, Kunihiro Yamaoka, Tsutomu Takeuchi
INTRODUCTION: Early prognostic factors for the clinical response in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) after 1 year of treatment with infliximab (IFX) as part of routine clinical practice were investigated. METHODS: Thirty-five patients with RA with an inadequate response to methotrexate were enrolled and administered IFX (3-9 mg/kg, every 4-8 weeks). Serum trough levels of IFX and levels of 9 cytokines were measured at baseline and at 3, 6 months, and 1 year...
June 2016: Rheumatol Ther
Hongmei Wang, Jianmin Liu, Xuemei Hu, Shanshan Liu, Baojun He
BACKGROUND Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) causes many deaths worldwide every year, especially in Asia. It is characterized by high malignancy, recurrence, and short survival time. Inflammation is closely related to the initiation and development of HCC. Tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α), an essential inflammatory mediator, has been studied as a potential therapy target in many cancers. However, its potential role in HCC diagnosis and therapy is still unclear. MATERIAL AND METHODS In our study, we detected the TNF-α expression in both human HCC tumor tissue and HCC cell lines HepG2 and HuH7...
October 14, 2016: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
I Tuleta, F Stöckigt, U R Juergens, C Pizarro, J W Schrickel, G Kristiansen, G Nickenig, D Skowasch
INTRODUCTION: Intermittent hypoxia as a surrogate of obstructive sleep apnea is associated with different cardiovascular complications. However, the effects of intermittent hypoxia on the lung tissue are less known. Therefore, the aim of our present study was to investigate if intermittent hypoxia may influence oxidative stress, inflammation, and protease/antiprotease system in the lung. Additionally, potential protective properties of anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative drugs have been evaluated...
October 13, 2016: Lung
Xiao-Li Wu, Ren-Pin Chen, Li-Ping Tao, Jian-Sheng Wu, Xiang-Rong Chen, Wei-Chang Chen
Aim. This study was performed to evaluate the additional enteral nutrition (EN) in the efficacy of infliximab (IFX) compared with the conventional therapy in managing Crohn's disease (CD) complicated with intestinal fistulas. Methods. A total of 42 CD with intestinal fistulas were randomly divided into infliximab treatment group (n = 20) and conventional therapy group (n = 22). We evaluated the laboratory indexes, Crohn's disease activity index (CDAI), Crohn's disease simplified endoscopic score (SES-CD), and healing of fistula in the two groups before treatment, at 14 weeks, and at 30 weeks, respectively...
2016: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
Hyemin Jeong, Yeong Hee Eun, In Young Kim, Hyungjin Kim, Joong Kyong Ahn, Jaejoon Lee, Eun-Mi Koh, Hoon-Suk Cha
Background/Aims: To evaluate drug survival of the tumor necrosis factor α inhibitors (TNFi) and risk factors for the drug discontinuation in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS). Methods: We retrospectively evaluated 487 AS patients at a single tertiary hospital. Among the TNFi users, drug survival and risk factors of TNFi discontinuation were investigated. Results: Among 487 patients, 128 AS patients were treated with at least one TNFi...
October 12, 2016: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
Maki Miyakawa, Hiroki Tanaka, Masaki Yamashita, Ryosuke Sakemi, Masanao Nasuno, Manabu Ishii, Hideyuki Yanagisawa, Shin Ichihara, Hiroko Gotoda, Satoshi Motoya
A 19-year-old male with diarrhea, abdominal pain, fever, and elevated C-reactive protein (CRP) levels was admitted to our hospital. Endoscopic examination and small intestinal contrast radiography revealed multiple longitudinal ulcers in the large intestine and ileum. A specimen biopsied from one of these ulcers revealed non-caseating epithelioid cell granuloma. He also had a draining anal fistula. Plain chest computed tomography (CT) and abdominal contrast-enhanced CT did not reveal any vascular abnormality...
2016: Nihon Shokakibyo Gakkai Zasshi, the Japanese Journal of Gastro-enterology
Yana Davidov, Bella Ungar, Haggai Bar Yoseph, Dan Carter, Ola Haj-Natour, Miri Yavzori, Yehuda Chowers, Rami Eliakim, Shomron BenHorin, Uri Kopylov
BACKGROUND: The association of infliximab (IFX) trough levels with clinical and endoscopic outcomes in inflammatory bowel disease is well established. However there is scarce data regarding the association of perianal fistula response with IFX. The aim of the study was to establish whether early induction infliximab levels and anti-infliximab antibodies (ATI) are associated with perianal fistula response. METHODS: Consecutive CD patients with perianal fistulae that were treated with IFX between 2008 and 2016 were included in the study...
October 4, 2016: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
Anne-Claire Frin, Jérôme Filippi, Gilles Boschetti, Bernard Flourie, Jocelyne Drai, Patricia Ferrari, Xavier Hebuterne, Stéphane Nancey
BACKGROUND: Fecal markers might predict the response to anti-TNFα in ulcerative colitis (UC). AIMS: To compare the performance of fecal calprotectin (fCal), lactoferrin (fLact), M2-PK (fM2-PK), neopterin (fNeo), and zonulin (fZon) to predict the response to therapy in active UC patients. METHODS: Disease activity from 31 consecutive patients with an active UC, treated with infliximab (IFX) was assessed by the Mayo score at baseline and at week 14 and by the partial Mayo score at W52 and stool samples collected for fecal marker measurements at W0, W2, and W14...
September 13, 2016: Digestive and Liver Disease
B Hernández-Breijo, M Chaparro, D Cano-Martínez, I Guerra, M Iborra, J L Cabriada, L Bujanda, C Taxonera, V García-Sánchez, I Marín-Jiménez, M Barreiro-de Acosta, I Vera, M D Martín-Arranz, F Mesonero, L Sempere, F Gomollón, J Hinojosa, J P Gisbert, L G Guijarro
BACKGROUND: The availability of a quantitative method to measure anti-infliximab (IFX) antibodies (ATI) would facilitate the implementation of therapeutic drug monitoring in clinical decision-making. Our aim was to standardize the homogeneous mobility shift assay (HMSA) used in the measure of ATI levels. METHODS: In this prospective longitudinal multicenter study, 50 IFX-treated Crohn's disease (CD) patients were followed up for 54weeks. During this period 360 human serum samples were analysed...
September 21, 2016: Biochemical Pharmacology
Yolanda Braun-Moscovici, Marius Braun, Tarek Saadi, Doron Markovits, Menahem A Nahir, Alexandra Balbir-Gurman
BACKGROUND: Immunosuppressive agents may induce hepatitis B flares. The minimal corticosteroid dose and duration of therapy leading to HBV reactivation is unknown. OBJECTIVE: To assess whether short-term corticosteroid therapy for rheumatologic diseases induces HBV reactivation. METHODS: The records of all HBsAg or HBcore antibodies positive, anti-HBs negative patients who were hospitalized in the rheumatology department during 2001-2014 and treated with corticosteroids were reviewed...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases
Yuki Ishikawa, Takao Fujii, Seiko Kondo Ishikawa, Naoichiro Yukawa, Motomu Hashimoto, Moritoshi Furu, Hiromu Ito, Koichiro Ohmura, Tsuneyo Mimori
Besides anti-drug antibodies, anti-nuclear antibodies and anti-DNA antibodies are often induced in patients with rheumatoid arthritis treated with tumor necrosis factor inhibitors. We examined the association between immunogenicity, autoantibody production, and serum cytokine profiles in patients with rheumatoid arthritis treated with infliximab. Japanese patients with rheumatoid arthritis (n = 57) were retrospectively examined. Serum trough levels of infliximab, anti-drug antibody, anti-nuclear antibody, and anti-DNA (Farr), anti-single-stranded DNA and anti-double-stranded DNA antibodies were measured...
2016: PloS One
Marisol Domínguez-Álvarez, Joaquim Gea, Esther Barreiro
We hypothesized that inflammatory events and reactive oxygen species (ROS) production may be differentially expressed in respiratory and limb muscles, and blood of a chronic intermittent hypoxia (CIH) experimental model and that antioxidants and TNF-alpha blockade may influence those events. In blood, diaphragm, and gastrocnemius of rats non-invasively exposed to CIH (10% hypoxia, two hours/day, 14 consecutive days) with/without concomitant treatment with either anti-TNF-alpha antibody (infliximab) or N-acetyl cysteine (NAC), inflammatory cytokines, superoxide anion production, muscle structural abnormalities, and fiber-type composition were assessed...
September 16, 2016: Journal of Cellular Physiology
Sherry Dadsetan, Tiziano Balzano, Jerónimo Forteza, Ana Agusti, Andrea Cabrera-Pastor, Lucas Taoro-Gonzalez, Vicente Hernandez-Rabaza, Belen Gomez-Gimenez, Nisrin ElMlili, Marta Llansola, Vicente Felipo
BACKGROUND: Peripheral inflammation contributes to the neurological alterations in hepatic encephalopathy (HE). Neuroinflammation and altered GABAergic neurotransmission mediate cognitive and motor alterations in rats with HE. It remains unclear (a) if neuroinflammation and neurological impairment in HE are a consequence of peripheral inflammation and (b) how neuroinflammation impairs GABAergic neurotransmission. The aims were to assess in rats with HE whether reducing peripheral inflammation with anti-TNF-α (1) prevents cognitive impairment and motor in-coordination, (2) normalizes neuroinflammation and extracellular GABA in the cerebellum and also (3) advances the understanding of mechanisms linking neuroinflammation and increased extracellular GABA...
2016: Journal of Neuroinflammation
So Yoon Choi, Ben Kang, Jee Hyun Lee, Yon Ho Choe
Background/Aims: The clinical use of measuring infliximab (IFX) trough levels (TLs) and antibodies against IFX (ATIs) in patients with pediatric inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) remains unclear. We propose measuring these variables to create individual IFX treatment strategies for patients with pediatric IBD. Methods: This retrospective study was conducted in pediatric patients with IBD who received IFX from July 2009 to June 2014. Results: Samples were available from 39 patients with pediatric IBD...
September 9, 2016: Gut and Liver
R Talotta, A Berzi, F Atzeni, D Dell'Acqua, P Sarzi Puttini, D Trabattoni
The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of T helper 9 (Th9) lymphocytes in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients and to identify a possible association between the percentage of Th9 and the discontinuation of a biological treatment with an anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF) (infliximab). We collected peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) from 55 consecutive RA outpatients and 10 healthy controls. Among RA patients, 15 were not receiving any immunosuppressive drug, 20 were successfully treated with infliximab and 20 discontinued infliximab because of adverse events or inefficacy and were treated with other biological agents...
2016: Reumatismo
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