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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340281/high-ten-year-remission-rates-following-rituximab-fludarabine-mitoxantrone-and-dexamethasone-r-fnd-with-interferon-maintenance-in-indolent-lymphoma-results-of-a-randomized-study
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Loretta J Nastoupil, Peter McLaughlin, Lei Feng, Sattva S Neelapu, Felipe Samaniego, Fredrick B Hagemeister, Ana Ayala, Jorge E Romaguera, Andre H Goy, Eleanor Neal, Michael Wang, Luis Fayad, Michelle A Fanale, Yasuhiro Oki, Jason R Westin, Maria A Rodriguez, Fernando Cabanillas, Nathan H Fowler
We report a single-centre, randomized study evaluating the efficacy and safety of concurrent fludarabine, mitoxantrone, dexamethasone (FND) and rituximab versus sequential FND followed by rituximab in 158 patients with advanced stage, previously untreated indolent lymphoma, enrolled between 1997 and 2002. Patients were randomized to 6-8 cycles of FND followed by 6 monthly doses of rituximab or 6 doses of rituximab given concurrently with FND. All patients who achieved at least a partial response received 12 months of interferon (IFN) maintenance...
March 24, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340133/a-rare-case-of-rheumatoid-pachyleptomeningitis-successfully-treated-with-rituximab
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Yannick Degboé, Brigitte Fajadet, Camille Laurent, Alain Cantagrel, Arnaud Constantin, Adeline Ruyssen-Witrand
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 17, 2017: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339910/rituximab-and-hepatitis-b-reactivation-in-hbsag-negative-anti-hbc-positive-kidney-transplant-recipients
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Juhan Lee, Jun Yong Park, Kyu Ha Huh, Beom Seok Kim, Myoung Soo Kim, Soon Il Kim, Hoon Sang Ahn, Yu Seun Kim
Background.: Hepatitis B virus (HBV) reactivation is a well-known complication of immunosuppressive therapy. Although rituximab is increasingly used for desensitization of ABO-incompatible or positive crossmatch kidney transplantation, the risk of HBV reactivation in hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg)-negative/hepatitis B core antibody (anti-HBc)-positive kidney transplant patients receiving rituximab desensitization remains undetermined. Methods.: We analysed 172 resolved HBV patients who underwent living donor kidney transplantation between 2008 and 2014...
February 23, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339781/low-level-of-rituximab-in-human-breast-milk-in-a-patient-treated-during-lactation
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Yngvill Bragnes, Ronald Boshuizen, Annick de Vries, Åse Lexberg, Monika Østensen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 27, 2017: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339533/pneumocystis-pneumonia-versus-rituximab-induced-interstitial-lung-disease-in-lymphoma-patients-receiving-rituximab-containing-chemotherapy
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Se Yoon Park, Mi Young Kim, Won Jin Choi, Dok Hyun Yoon, Sang-Oh Lee, Sang-Ho Choi, Yang Soo Kim, Cheolwon Suh, Jun Hee Woo, Sung-Han Kim
It is difficult to differentiate Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP) from rituximab-induced interstitial lung disease (RILD) in lymphoma patients with diffuse pulmonary infiltrates who are receiving rituximab-containing chemotherapy. Using a clinical scoring system, we aim to differentiate PCP from RILD who are receiving rituximab-containing chemotherapy. We reviewed the medical records of lymphoma patients who had received rituximab-containing chemotherapy between 2012 and 2015 in a tertiary hospital. Among 613 lymphoma patients receiving rituximab-containing chemotherapy, 97 (16%) had diffuse pulmonary infiltrates...
October 7, 2016: Medical Mycology: Official Publication of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334700/single-agent-pixantrone-as-a-bridge-to-autologous-stem-cell-transplantation-in-a-patient-with-refractory-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma
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Lorena Appio, Carlo Landoni, Maria La Targia, Vanda Bertolli, Martina Chiarucci, Giovanni Crovetti, Elisabetta Vassenna, Giovanni Serio, Marco Bregni
Aggressive non-Hodgkin lymphoma is associated with poor long-term survival after relapse or resistance to chemotherapy. We report a case of aggressive non-Hodgkin lymphoma refractory to first-line R-CHOP (rituximab, cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, and prednisone) and second-line R-DHAP (rituximab, dexamethasone, cytarabine, and cisplatin) chemotherapy treatments. The patient achieved remission with single-agent pixantrone, and received a consolidation with high-dose BEAM (BCNU, etoposide, cytarabine, and melphalan) chemotherapy and autologous stem cell transplantation...
March 24, 2017: Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331458/immune-thrombocytopenia-and-obesity-predictive-relationship
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Ehab Hanafy, Mohammed Al Pakra
BACKGROUND: Chronic refractory immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) is defined as the failure of any modality to maintain the platelet count above 20 × 10(3)/μL for an appreciable time without unacceptable toxicity. To date, certain predictive factors have been associated with refractory ITP. However, none of the published studies has declared the possible association between obesity and refractory ITP. CASE REPORTS: We present the cases of 3 children with ITP who failed to achieve remission on different therapeutic approaches including rituximab, vincristine, and romiplostim...
2017: Ochsner Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331448/antibody-mediated-rejection-a-review
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Jorge Carlos Garces, Sixto Giusti, Catherine Staffeld-Coit, Humberto Bohorquez, Ari J Cohen, George E Loss
BACKGROUND: Chronic antibody injury is a serious threat to allograft outcomes and is therefore the center of active research. In the continuum of allograft rejection, the development of antibodies plays a critical role. In recent years, an increased recognition of molecular and histologic changes has provided a better understanding of antibody-mediated rejection (AMR), as well as potential therapeutic interventions. However, several pathways are still unknown, which accounts for the lack of efficacy of some of the currently available agents that are used to treat rejection...
2017: Ochsner Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331132/orbital-malt-lymphoma-after-autologous-stem-cell-transplantation-for-follicular-lymphoma-as-relapse-of-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma
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Toshihiko Matsuo, Takehiro Tanaka, Nobuharu Fujii
We report a patient who developed orbital MALT lymphoma after autologous peripheral blood stem cell transplantation for follicular lymphoma as relapse of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. A 54-year-old woman with systemic lymphadenopathy was diagnosed with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma by left supraclavicular lymph node biopsy, and underwent 6 courses of R-CHOP chemotherapy with rituximab, cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, and prednisolone, leading to complete response. Five years later in the follow-up, an abdominal mass with abnormal uptake was found by whole-body 2-[(18)F]fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose positron emission tomography, and computed tomography-guided biopsy demonstrated follicular lymphoma...
2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hematopathology: JCEH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331101/immunotherapy-of-nivolumab-with-dendritic-cell-vaccination-is-effective-against-intractable-recurrent-primary-central-nervous-system-lymphoma-a-case-report
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Motomasa Furuse, Naosuke Nonoguchi, Naoki Omura, Mitsuaki Shirahata, Koichi Iwasaki, Toshio Inui, Toshihiko Kuroiwa, Hiroko Kuwabara, Shin-Ichi Miyatake
We report effective treatment with nivolumab of a patient with recurrent primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL) after multiple therapies. A 41-year-old woman with a right parietal PCNSL underwent treatment with high-dose methotrexate and radiotherapy. After recurrence in the left frontal lobe, the patient received several chemotherapies, including methotrexate and rituximab, and underwent surgery. The tumor was refractory to these treatments, and the patient then underwent intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT)...
March 23, 2017: Neurologia Medico-chirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329473/successful-treatment-of-recalcitrant-discoid-lupus-erythematosus-with-ustekinumab
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Alberto Romero-Maté, Carmen García-Donoso, Almudena Hernández-Núñez, Cristina Martínez-Morán, Amalia Moreno-Torres, Jesús Borbujo-Martínez
We report a 52-year old woman with a 28-year historyof disfiguring facial discoid lupus erythematosus(DLE), persistent despite both classical therapiesand rituximab. Ustekinumab 45 mg was started incombination with methotrexate and intralesionalcorticosteroids. Methotrexate and intralesionalcorticosteroids were withdrawn 30 months later andustekinumab maintained as monotherapy. Fortyeight months later stable improvement was achievedwithout side effects. Only nine patients with cutaneouslupus erythematosus (CLE) treated with ustekinumabhave been reported to date...
January 15, 2017: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327893/bcl2-expression-but-not-myc-and-bcl2-coexpression-predicts-survival-in-elderly-patients-with-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-independently-of-cell-of-origin-in-the-phase-3-lnh03-6b-trial
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T Petrella, C Copie-Bergman, J Brière, R Delarue, F Jardin, P Ruminy, C Thieblemont, M Figeac, D Canioni, P Feugier, B Fabiani, K Leroy, M Parrens, M André, C Haioun, G A Salles, P Gaulard, H Tilly, J P Jais, T J Molina
Background: Our aim was to evaluate whether the cell of origin (COO) as defined by the Hans algorithm and MYC/BCL2 coexpression, which are the two main biological risk factors in elderly patients treated with rituximab, cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin hydrochloride, vincristine, and prednisolone (R-CHOP), maintain their prognostic value in a large prospective clinical trial. Patients and Methods: We evaluated 285 paraffin-embedded samples from patients (60-80 years of age) enrolled in the Lymphoma Study Association (LYSA) trial LNH03-6B who were treated with R-CHOP...
January 24, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326867/adverse-prognostic-impact-of-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-gene-polymorphisms-in-patients-with-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma
#13
Kyong-Ah Yoon, Min Kyeong Kim, Hyeon-Seok Eom, Hyewon Lee, Weon Seo Park, Ji Yeon Sohn, Man Jin Kim, Sun-Young Kong
Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) plays an important role in angiogenesis and progression of cancer and its expression was associated with gene polymorphisms. Since the impact of polymorphisms of the VEGF on non-Hodgkin lymphoma prognosis has not been fully elucidated, we investigated 149 diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) patients treated with rituximab plus cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, and prednisone (R-CHOP) at the National Cancer Center, Korea. Five polymorphisms were analyzed with clinical characteristics as well as international prognostic index (IPI)...
March 22, 2017: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326845/the-use-of-biologics-in-pregnant-patients-with-rheumatic-disease
#14
Monika Østensen
An increasing number of female patients with autoimmune diseases are treated with biologic drugs. Concerns in regard to safety of biologics during pregnancy arise in patients who have not completed their families. Areas covered: A review of the literature dealing with child outcomes of pregnancies exposed to biologics shows that TNF inhibitors (TNFi) are the best studied in regard to human pregnancy. In studies comparing exposed pregnancies to disease-matched controls no increased risk of spontaneous abortion, low birth weight, prematurity or congenital malformations has been observed...
March 22, 2017: Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325251/interferon-induced-thrombotic-microangiopathy-tma-analysis-and-concise-review
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REVIEW
Ajay Kundra, Jen Chin Wang
Interferon (IFN) has been associated with development of thrombotic microangiopathy including thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) and hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). We reviewed literature from the earliest reported association in 1993, to July 2016 and found 68 cases. Analysis of this data shows: (1) Mean age at diagnosis was 47 years (95% CI, 44-50). (2) Majority of cases were seen where IFN was used for the treatment of chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML), multiple sclerosis (MS), chronic hepatitis C virus infection (HCV) and one case each for hairy cell leukemia (HCL) and Sezary syndrome...
April 2017: Critical Reviews in Oncology/hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325214/antibody-based-cancer-therapy-successful-agents-and-novel-approaches
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D Hendriks, G Choi, M de Bruyn, V R Wiersma, E Bremer
Since their discovery, antibodies have been viewed as ideal candidates or "magic bullets" for use in targeted therapy in the fields of cancer, autoimmunity, and chronic inflammatory disorders. A wave of antibody-dedicated research followed, which resulted in the clinical approval of a first generation of monoclonal antibodies for cancer therapy such as rituximab (1997) and cetuximab (2004), and infliximab (2002) for the treatment of autoimmune diseases. More recently, the development of antibodies that prevent checkpoint-mediated inhibition of T cell responses invigorated the field of cancer immunotherapy...
2017: International Review of Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324270/obinutuzumab-a-review-in-rituximab-refractory-or-relapsed-follicular-lymphoma
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REVIEW
Sohita Dhillon
Obinutuzumab (Gazyva(®), Gazyvaro(®)) is a recombinant, monoclonal, humanized and glycoengineered, type II, anti-CD20, IgG1 antibody. It has recently been granted an additional indication for the treatment of patients with follicular lymphoma who relapsed after, or are refractory to, a rituximab-containing regimen. In the primary analysis of the large, phase III GADOLIN study, induction therapy with obinutuzumab plus bendamustine followed by obinutuzumab maintenance prolonged progression-free survival (PFS) to a statistically significant extent relative to induction with bendamustine monotherapy in patients with indolent non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (iNHL)...
March 21, 2017: Targeted Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323224/progressive-multifocal-leukoencephalopathy-and-rheumatoid-arthritis-treatments
#18
Gaëlle Clavel, Antoine Moulignier, Luca Semerano
Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) is a demyelinating disease of the central nervous system due to reactivation of the JC virus (JCV). PML is extremely uncommon despite the high prevalence of the virus in the general population. No specific treatment is available, and the prognosis is bleak. The diagnosis is based on brain imaging findings, detection of the JCV genome in cerebrospinal fluid samples and, in some cases, histological studies of the brain lesions. The pathophysiological mechanisms that drive the development of PML are incompletely understood...
March 16, 2017: Joint, Bone, Spine: Revue du Rhumatisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321641/transformed-follicular-lymphoma-tfl-consolidation-therapy-may-improve-survival
#19
E Elhassadi, R Flavin, P Browne, E Conneally, P Hayden, F Quinn, E Higgins, E Vandenberghe
PURPOSE: Retrospective study to evaluate the outcome of patients with transformed follicular lymphoma (tFL) treated with rituximab-containing chemotherapy and consolidation. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients diagnosed with tFL from 2003 to 2013 treated with consolidation therapy with last follow-up in December 2015 were identified from the institutional lymphoma database and included in this study. Data collected included age, gender, stage, interval to tFL diagnosis, R-IPI score, histological diagnosis and therapy...
March 21, 2017: Irish Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321110/primary-pulmonary-diffuse-large-b-cell-non-hodgkin-s-lymphoma-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#20
Ziqiang Zhu, Wei Liu, Omar Mamlouk, James E O'Donnell, Debabrata Sen, Boris Avezbakiyev
BACKGROUND Primary pulmonary diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is extremely rare neoplasm representing only 0.5-1% of primary pulmonary malignancies. These patients usually have non-specific clinical presentation and radiological findings. Therefore, it is important to increase awareness of this rare disease, as the correct characterization of the tumors will have therapeutic and prognostic implications. CASE REPORT We present the case of a middle-aged Hispanic woman with chronic cough and an abnormal chest X-ray revealing a lung mass, who was found to have primary pulmonary DLBCL...
March 21, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
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