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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906472/long-term-clinical-impact-and-cost-effectiveness-of-obeticholic-acid-for-the-treatment-of-primary-biliary-cholangitis
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Sumeyye Samur, Matthew Klebanoff, Reiner Banken, Daniel S Pratt, Rick Chapman, Daniel A Ollendorf, Anne M Loos, Kathleen Corey, Chin Hur, Jagpreet Chhatwal
: Primary biliary cholangitis (PBC) is a chronic, progressive autoimmune liver disease that mainly affects middle-aged women. Obeticholic acid (OCA), which was recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration for PBC treatment, has demonstrated positive effects on biochemical markers of liver function. Our objective was to evaluate the long-term clinical impact and cost-effectiveness of OCA as a second-line treatment for PBC in combination with ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA) in adults with an inadequate response to UDCA...
November 7, 2016: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905203/efficacy-and-toxicity-of-the-combination-chemotherapy-of-thalidomide-alkylating-agent-and-steroid-for-relapsed-refractory-myeloma-patients-a-report-from-the-korean-multiple-myeloma-working-party-kmmwp-retrospective-study
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Jihyun Kwon, Chang-Ki Min, Kihyun Kim, Jae-Joon Han, Joon Ho Moon, Hye Jin Kang, Hyeon-Seok Eom, Min Kyoung Kim, Hyo Jung Kim, Dok Hyun Yoon, Jeong-Ok Lee, Won Sik Lee, Jae Hoon Lee, Je-Jung Lee, Yoon-Seok Choi, Sung Hyun Kim, Sung-Soo Yoon
We analyzed the treatment responses, toxicities, and survival outcomes of patients with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma who received daily thalidomide, cyclophosphamide, and dexamethasone (CTD) or daily thalidomide, melphalan, and prednisolone (MTP) at 17 medical centers in Korea. Three-hundred and seventy-six patients were enrolled. The combined chemotherapy of thalidomide, corticosteroid, and an alkylating agent (TAS) was second-line chemotherapy in 142 (37.8%) patients, and third-line chemotherapy in 135 (35...
December 1, 2016: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905051/seom-clinical-guideline-of-management-of-soft-tissue-sarcoma-2016
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A López-Pousa, J Martin Broto, J Martinez Trufero, I Sevilla, C Valverde, R Alvarez, J A Carrasco Alvarez, J Cruz Jurado, N Hindi, X Garcia Del Muro
Soft-tissue sarcomas are uncommon and heterogeneous tumors of mesenchymal origin. A soft-tissue mass that is increasing in size, greater than 5 cm, or located under deep fascia are criteria for suspicion of sarcoma. Diagnosis, treatment, and management should preferably be performed by a multidisciplinary team in reference centers. MRI and lung CT scan are mandatory for local and distant assessment. A biopsy indicating histological type and grade is needed previous to the treatment. Wide surgical resection with tumor-free tissue margin is the primary treatment for localized disease...
November 29, 2016: Clinical & Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904651/sunitinib-in-the-treatment-of-metastatic-renal-cell-carcinoma
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Thomas A Schmid, Martin E Gore
Sunitinib is an oral multi-targeted tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) that targets various receptors, including vascular endothelial growth factor receptors (VEGFRs). Sunitinib received approval in 2006 and became a standard treatment option in the first-line treatment of metastatic renal cell cancer (mRCC) after a phase III trial showed superiority compared with interferon alpha (IFN-α). Sunitinib has also shown activity in second-line treatment in several trials. Most of the combination trials with sunitinib with various agents have led to considerable toxicity without improving efficacy...
December 2016: Therapeutic Advances in Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903602/whole-genome-sequencing-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-provides-insight-into-the-evolution-and-genetic-composition-of-drug-resistant-tuberculosis-in-belarus
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Kurt R Wollenberg, Christopher A Desjardins, Aksana Zalutskaya, Vervara Slodovnikova, Andrew J Oler, Mariam Quiñones, Thomas Abeel, Sinead B Chapman, Michael Tartakovsky, Andrei Gabrielian, Sven Hoffner, Aliaksandr Skrahin, Bruce W Birren, Alexander Rosenthal, Alena Skrahina, Ashlee M Earl
The emergence and spread of drug resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis (DR-TB) is a critical global health issue. Eastern Europe has some of the highest incidences of DR-TB, particularly multidrug-resistant (MDR) and extensively drug-resistant (XDR) TB. To better understand the genetic composition and evolution of MDR- and XDR-TB in the region, we sequenced and analyzed the genomes of 138 M. tuberculosis isolates from 97 patients sampled between 2010 and 2013 in Minsk, Belarus. MDR and XDR-TB isolates were significantly more likely to belong to the Beijing lineage than to the Euro-American lineage, and known resistance-conferring loci accounted for the majority of phenotypic resistance to first- and second-line drugs in MDR and XDR-TB...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902998/autoimmune-cytopenias-diagnosis-management
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Christian P Nixon, Joseph D Sweeney
The autoimmune cytopenias are a related group of disorders in which differentiated hematopoietic cells are destroyed by the immune system. Single lineage disease is characterized by the production of autoantibodies against red cells (autoimmune hemolytic anemia [AIHA]), platelets (autoimmune thrombocytopenia [ITP]) and neutrophils (autoimmune neutropenia [AIN]) whereas multilineage disease may include various combinations of these conditions. Central to the genesis of this disease is the breakdown of central and/or peripheral tolerance, and the subsequent production of autoantibodies by both tissue and circulating self-reactive B lymphocytes with support from T helper lymphocytes...
December 1, 2016: Rhode Island Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902639/air-tamponade-combined-with-nonsupine-positioning-in-macular-hole-surgery-for-pseudophakic-eyes
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Vegard A Forsaa, Jørgen Krohn
PURPOSE: To investigate the closure rate of primary full-thickness macular hole, following intraocular air tamponade combined with a nonsupine positioning regimen. METHODS: A prospective study of patients with full-thickness macular hole, who underwent pars plana vitrectomy with internal limiting membrane peeling and intraocular air tamponade followed by 3 days of nonsupine positioning. Outcome measures were primary full-thickness macular hole closure and improvement in best-corrected visual acuity after 6 months...
November 29, 2016: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901520/depot-antipsychotics-where-do-we-stand
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Ahsan Y Khan, Salman Salaria, Muhammad Ovais, George D Ide
BACKGROUND: Nonadherence to medication is a major problem for patients with schizophrenia. To counter this problem, pharmaceutical companies began developing depot antipsychotics. Although there are currently 5 first-generation and 6 second-generation depot antipsychotics available worldwide, many physicians are still reluctant to use this category of drug initially. This review provides the latest information about the use of depot antipsychotics in schizophrenia treatment as well as several studies in support of depot antipsychotic use as first-line treatment for patients with schizophrenia...
November 2016: Annals of Clinical Psychiatry: Official Journal of the American Academy of Clinical Psychiatrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901368/second-line-small-molecule-therapy-options-for-treating-chronic-myeloid-leukemia
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Matteo Molica, Fulvio Massaro, Massimo Breccia
Approximately 33% of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) patients discontinue treatment with imatinib in the long-term due to resistance and/or intolerance. Second-generation tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) (dasatinib, nilotinib, bosutinib) and third-generation (ponatinib) have added complexity to the treatment paradigm for this disease. Areas covered: Second generation TKIs, approved as second-line treatment in all phases of the disease, are highly effective in patients resistant to and/or intolerant to imatinib and are extremely active against all the resistant BCR-ABL1 mutations, with the exception of T3151...
November 30, 2016: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901085/wide-variation-in-susceptibility-of-transmitted-founder-hiv-1-subtype-c-isolates-to-protease-inhibitors-and-association-with-in-vitro-replication-efficiency
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Katherine A Sutherland, Dami A Collier, Daniel T Claiborne, Jessica L Prince, Martin J Deymier, Richard A Goldstein, Eric Hunter, Ravindra K Gupta
The gag gene is highly polymorphic across HIV-1 subtypes and contributes to susceptibility to protease inhibitors (PI), a critical class of antiretrovirals that will be used in up to 2 million individuals as second-line therapy in sub Saharan Africa by 2020. Given subtype C represents around half of all HIV-1 infections globally, we examined PI susceptibility in subtype C viruses from treatment-naïve individuals. PI susceptibility was measured in a single round infection assay of full-length, replication competent MJ4/gag chimeric viruses, encoding the gag gene and 142 nucleotides of pro derived from viruses in 20 patients in the Zambia-Emory HIV Research Project acute infection cohort...
November 30, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900884/pericardial-effusion-as-a-paradoxical-reaction-on-treatment-with-second-line-antituberculous-agents
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Ira Shah, Sunayna Gurnani
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November 30, 2016: Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900539/seom-clinical-guideline-for-treatment-of-muscle-invasive-and-metastatic-urothelial-bladder-cancer-2016
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M Lázaro, E Gallardo, M Doménech, Á Pinto, A González Del Alba, J Puente, O Fernández, A Font, N Lainez, S Vázquez
The goal of this article is to provide recommendations for the diagnosis and treatment of muscle-invasive and metastatic bladder cancer. The diagnosis of muscle-invasive bladder cancer is made by pathologic evaluation after transurethral resection. Recently, a molecular classification has been proposed. Staging of muscle-invasive bladder cancer must be done by computed tomography scans of the chest, abdomen and pelvis and classified on the basis of UICC system. Radical cystectomy and lymph node dissection are the treatment of choice...
November 29, 2016: Clinical & Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900064/enzalutamide-induced-acute-generalized-exanthematous-pustulosis
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Chloé Alberto, Maria Polina Konstantinou, Catherine Martinage, Eline Casassa, Emilie Tournier, Haleh Bagheri, Vincent Sibaud, Loïc Mourey, Juliette Mazereeuw-Hautier, Nicolas Meyer, Carle Paul, Cristina Bulai Livideanu
INTRODUCTION: Enzalutamide (Xtandi®) is a new potent inhibitor of the signaling pathway for the androgen receptor with a half-life of 5.8 days. It has been on the market for the treatment of metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer since November 2013. OBJECTIVE: We report the first case of acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis (AGEP) induced by enzalutamide. OBSERVATION: A 62-year-old male patient with no significant medical history, was diagnosed in April 2014 with metastatic prostatic adenocarcinoma...
November 13, 2016: Journal of Dermatological Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899972/efficacy-and-safety-of-aflibercept-in-metastatic-colorectal-cancer-pretreated-with-bevacizumab-a-report-of-five-cases
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Julia Alcaide, Mayte Delgado, Marta Legerén, José Miguel Jurado, Isabel Blancas, Teresa Pereda, Jorge López, Margarita Garrido, María J Sánchez, José L García, Antonio Rueda
Aflibercept is a recombinant fusion protein that acts by inhibiting tumoural angiogenesis. Efficacy data obtained in the VELOUR randomised study has contributed to the approval of aflibercept as a second-line metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) treatment following an oxaliplatin-based regimen. The present study reports a case series of five patients with mCRC, who were treated in two centres since 2011 in the Compassionate Use Program for aflibercept. All patients had a KRAS mutation and previously received palliative fluoropyrimidine-oxaliplatin-based chemotherapy with bevacizumab...
November 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898657/serum-proteomic-test-in-advanced-non-squamous-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-treated-in-first-line-with-standard-chemotherapy
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F Grossi, E Rijavec, C Genova, G Barletta, F Biello, C Maggioni, G Burrafato, C Sini, M G Dal Bello, K Meyer, J Roder, H Roder, J Grigorieva
BACKGROUND: VeriStrat is a blood-based proteomic test with predictive and prognostic significance in second-line treatments for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). This trial was designed to investigate the role of VeriStrat in first-line treatment of advanced NSCLC with standard chemotherapy. Here we present the results for 76 non-squamous patients treated with a combination of carboplatin or cisplatin with pemetrexed. METHODS: The test-assigned classifications of VeriStrat Good or VeriStrat Poor to samples collected at baseline...
November 29, 2016: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898252/advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-nsclc-with-activating-egfr-mutations-first-line-treatment-with-afatinib-and-other-egfr-tkis
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Wolfgang Brückl, Amanda Tufman, Rudolf Maria Huber
Based on the results of several randomised controlled trials, epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) have now replaced platinum-based chemotherapy as first-line therapy for advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) harboring an activating EGFR mutation. Areas covered: This review describes the EGFR pathway and its abnormalities in NSCLC and discusses the differential molecular and clinical activity of first and next-generation EGFR TKIs in the first-line treatment of tumors with an activating EGFR mutation, with a special focus on the second-generation agent afatinib...
November 29, 2016: Expert Review of Anticancer Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895914/revisiting-the-internal-consistency-and-factorial-validity-of-the-8-item-morisky-medication-adherence-scale
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Arsène Zongo, Line Guénette, Jocelyne Moisan, Laurence Guillaumie, Sophie Lauzier, Jean-Pierre Grégoire
OBJECTIVE: To assess the internal consistency and factorial validity of the adapted French 8-item Morisky Medication Adherence Scale in assessing adherence to noninsulin antidiabetic drug treatment. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING: In a cross-sectional web survey of individuals with type 2 diabetes of the Canadian province of Quebec, self-reported adherence to the antidiabetes drug treatment was measured using the Morisky Medication Adherence Scale-8. We assessed the internal consistency of the Morisky Medication Adherence Scale-8 with Cronbach's alpha, and factorial validity was assessed by identifying the underlying factors using exploratory factor analyses...
2016: SAGE Open Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895854/differential-expression-of-aristaless-like-homeobox-4-a-potential-marker-for-gastric-adenocarcinoma
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Fariba Ghasemvand, Navid Nezafat, Saeed Hesami Tackallou, Daruosh Momenzadeh, Saeid Rahmanzadeh
AIM: The objective of this experiment was to evaluate the ALX-4 mRNA expression level in different stages of human gastric adenocarcinoma compared to the gastric cancer stem cells (GCSC) and gastric cancer cell line, MKN-45. BACKGROUND: Gastric cancer is the second most common cancer in the world today, leading approximately to 3-10% of all cancer-related deaths. Identification of specific biomarkers could be a crucial approach to improve diagnosis and treatment of this cancer type...
2016: Gastroenterology and Hepatology From Bed to Bench
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895740/letrozole-as-second-line-hormonal-treatment-for-recurrent-low-grade-endometrial-stromal-sarcoma-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Kohei Nakamura, Kentaro Nakayama, Masako Ishikawa, Noriyoshi Ishikawa, Hiroshi Katagiri, Atsuko Katagiri, Tomoka Ishibashi, Emi Sato, Kohji Iida, Razia Sultana, Satoru Kyo
Low-grade endometrial stromal sarcoma (LGESS) is a rare malignancy. The tumor is reportedly responsive to hormonal therapy, most commonly with medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA), but the effectiveness of aromatase inhibitors for recurrent LGESS remains unclear. The present study reports a case of stage IC LGESS presenting with abnormal uterine bleeding, and also provides a review of the literature. Following a total abdominal hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy, MPA therapy was initiated; treatment was successful, but discontinued 19 months later due to disruptive side effects...
November 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895634/cytosolic-proteome-profiling-of-aminoglycosides-resistant-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-clinical-isolates-using-maldi-tof-ms
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Divakar Sharma, Manju Lata, Rananjay Singh, Nirmala Deo, Krishnamurthy Venkatesan, Deepa Bisht
Emergence of extensively drug resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) is the consequence of the failure of second line TB treatment. Aminoglycosides are the important second line anti-TB drugs used to treat the multi drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB). Main known mechanism of action of aminoglycosides is to inhibit the protein synthesis by inhibiting the normal functioning of ribosome. Primary target of aminoglycosides are the ribosomal RNA and its associated proteins. Various mechanisms have been proposed for aminoglycosides resistance but still some are unsolved...
2016: Frontiers in Microbiology
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