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A Bar-Ilan, T Livnat, M Hoffmann, L Binder, M Zakar, R Guy, Y Felikman, L Moschcovich, B Shenkman, D Monroe, O Hershkovitz, G Kenet, G Hart
INTRODUCTION: Recombinant FVIIa (rFVIIa) is an effective treatment for haemophilia through frequent administration. However, the short half-life of rFVIIa decreases its prophylactic ability to reduce bleeding. Carboxy-terminal peptide (CTP)-modified FVIIa (MOD-5014) is a long-acting rFVIIa developed for on-demand treatment of haemophilia using either an intravenous or subcutaneous injection with the aim of less frequent administrations, as well as for prophylactic use. AIM: The comprehensive evaluation of the activity MOD-5014 vs commercially available rhFVIIa, as well as their interaction with cofactors and inhibitors...
March 14, 2018: Haemophilia: the Official Journal of the World Federation of Hemophilia
Tomohide Yamada, Ryuichi Kamata, Kotomi Ishinohachi, Nobuhiro Shojima, Sophia Ananiadou, Hisashi Noma, Toshimasa Yamauchi, Takashi Kadowaki
Biosimilar insulins have expanded treatment options for diabetes. We compared clinical efficacy and safety between biosimilar and originator insulins by meta-analysis. Random effects meta-analysis was performed on randomized controlled trials comparing biosimilar and originator insulins in adults with diabetes from electronic databases up to December 2017. Ten trials (4,935 patients) were assessed (2 each for LY2963016, MK-1293, Mylan's insulin glargine, and SAR342434, and 1 each for FFP-112 and Basalog). Meta-analysis revealed no differences between long-acting biosimilar and originator insulins for reduction of hemoglobin A1c at 24 weeks (0...
March 14, 2018: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
Han Eol Park, Min Ki Kim, Won-Kyung Kang
Purpose: A laparoscopic colectomy in colorectal-cancer patients is usually associated with a high risk of postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV). The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of injection of long-acting 5-hydroxytryptamine type 3 (5-HT3 ) receptor antagonist for the reduction of PONV in patients with colorectal cancer. Methods: A total of 48 patients scheduled to undergo a laparoscopic colectomy for colorectal cancer were randomized in a double-blinded fashion...
February 2018: Annals of Coloproctology
Michelle L Ratay, Stephen C Balmert, Ethan J Bassin, Steven R Little
Dry eye disease (DED), also known as keratoconjunctivitis sicca, is an ocular surface disease characterized by T-cell-mediated inflammation. Current therapeutics, such as immunosuppressive agents, act to suppress the clinical signs and inflammation. However, long-term usage of these treatments can cause severe side effects. In this study, we present an alternative therapeutic approach that utilizes a histone deacetylase inhibitor (HDACi) to regulate transcription of a variety of immunomodulatory genes. Specifically, HDACi have emerged as a potential anti-inflammatory agent, which can modulate the functions of a subset of suppressive T lymphocytes known as regulatory T cells (Tregs), enhancing FoxP3 acetylation and subsequently guarding the transcription factor from proteasomal degradation...
March 8, 2018: Acta Biomaterialia
Chen Bian, Yan Huang, Haitao Zhu, Yangang Zhao, Jikai Zhao, Jiqiang Zhang
Steroids have been demonstrated to play profound roles in the regulation of hippocampal function by acting on their receptors, which need coactivators for their transcriptional activities. Previous studies have shown that steroid receptor coactivator-1 (SRC-1) is the predominant coactivator in the hippocampus, but its exact role and the underlying mechanisms remain unclear. In this study, we constructed SRC-1 RNA interference lentiviruses, injected them into the hippocampus of male mice, and then examined the changes in the expression of selected synaptic proteins, CA1 synapse density, postsynaptic density (PSD) thickness, and in vivo long-term potentiation (LTP)...
March 7, 2018: Neuroscience
S Olafsson, T Tyrfingsson, V Runarsdottir, O M Bergmann, I Hansdottir, E S Björnsson, B Johannsson, B Sigurdardottir, R H Fridriksdottir, A Löve, M Hellard, T J Löve, T Gudnason, M Heimisdottir, M Gottfredsson
A nationwide programme for the treatment of all patients infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV) was launched in Iceland in January 2016. By providing universal access to direct-acting antiviral agents to the entire patient population, the two key aims of the project were to (i) offer a cure to patients and thus reduce the long-term sequelae of chronic hepatitis C, and (ii) to reduce domestic incidence of HCV in the population by 80% prior to the WHO goal of HCV elimination by the year 2030. An important part of the programme is that vast majority of cases will be treated within 36 months from the launch of the project, during 2016-2018...
March 7, 2018: Journal of Internal Medicine
Bahendeka Silver, Kaushik Ramaiya, Swai Babu Andrew, Otieno Fredrick, Sarita Bajaj, Sanjay Kalra, Bavuma M Charlotte, Karigire Claudine, Anthony Makhoba
A diagnosis of diabetes or hyperglycemia should be confirmed prior to ordering, dispensing, or administering insulin (A). Insulin is the primary treatment in all patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) (A). Typically, patients with T1DM will require initiation with multiple daily injections at the time of diagnosis. This is usually short-acting insulin or rapid-acting insulin analogue given 0 to 15 min before meals together with one or more daily separate injections of intermediate or long-acting insulin...
March 5, 2018: Diabetes Therapy: Research, Treatment and Education of Diabetes and related Disorders
Henry A Nasrallah
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March 2, 2018: Schizophrenia Research
S Swindells, M Siccardi, S E Barrett, D B Olsen, J A Grobler, A T Podany, E Nuermberger, P Kim, C E Barry, A Owen, D Hazuda, C Flexner
Long-acting/extended-release drug formulations have proved very successful in diverse areas of medicine, including contraception, psychiatry and, most recently, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) disease. Though challenging, application of this technology to anti-tuberculosis treatment could have substantial impact. The duration of treatment required for all forms of tuberculosis (TB) put existing regimens at risk of failure because of early discontinuations and treatment loss to follow-up. Long-acting injections, for example, administered every month, could improve patient adherence and treatment outcomes...
February 1, 2018: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
Chen-Yu Huang, Guan-Yeu Chen, Miawh-Lirng Shieh, Hsin-Yang Li
BACKGROUND: The use of oral progestin has been shown to effectively prevent luteining hormone (LH) surge during ovarian stimulation with daily human menopausal gonadotropin injections. This study was aimed to investigate the efficacy of long-acting follicle stimulating hormone (long-acting FSH; corifollitropin alfa, Elonva®) use in progestin-primed ovarian stimulation for normal and high responders undergoing IVF/ICSI. METHODS: This is a retrospective and proof-of-concept study...
March 5, 2018: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology: RB&E
Christoph U Correll, John Lauriello
Long-acting injectable (LAI) antipsychotics have the potential to improve adherence and outcomes for patients with serious mental illness but are underused. Watch this Webcast to learn how to identify patients who may benefit from using LAIs, monitor treatment adherence, and use LAIs safely and effectively in patients with schizophrenia and related disorders.
January 2018: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
Arun Singh, Srihari Gopal, Edward Kim, Maju Mathews, Jennifer Kern-Sliwa, Ibrahim Turkoz, Annette Wooller, Jesse Berlin
In a recent study, an indirect treatment comparison was performed to examine the relative efficacy and tolerability of aripiprazole once monthly and paliperidone palmitate once monthly. The authors concluded that the results may suggest relative advantages for aripiprazole once monthly over paliperidone palmitate once monthly in the short-term treatment of schizophrenia. However, the validity of the study is compromised as an indirect treatment comparison using extant data may violate important assumptions...
March 1, 2018: International Clinical Psychopharmacology
Markku Lähteenvuo, Antti Tanskanen, Heidi Taipale, Fabian Hoti, Pia Vattulainen, Eduard Vieta, Jari Tiihonen
Importance: Mood stabilizers and antipsychotics are the main maintenance treatments for bipolar disorder. Lithium is considered to be the most effective mood stabilizer, but very little is known about overall health outcomes associated with specific treatments and the comparative long-term effectiveness of specific psychotropics or routes of administration in the prevention of rehospitalizations. Objective: To study the comparative effectiveness of pharmacologic treatments in the prevention of rehospitalization in a nationwide cohort of patients with bipolar disorder...
February 28, 2018: JAMA Psychiatry
Szu-Jui Fan, Ning Lu, Hui-Chih Chang, Chao-Hsiun Tang, Kuo-Cherh Huang
The aim of the nationwide retrospective matched cohort study was to evaluate health service utilization and medical costs between patients with schizophrenia who received long-acting injectable (LAI) risperidone and those who took risperidone orally. Data were sourced from the 2008 to 2013 Psychiatric Inpatient Medical Claim Dataset in Taiwan. The sample selection process was performed by propensity score matching. Finally, there were 691 patients in the exposed cohort and 1382 patients in the unexposed cohort...
February 27, 2018: International Clinical Psychopharmacology
Alice E Berizzi, Christina J Perry, David M Shackleford, Craig W Lindsley, Carrie K Jones, Nicola A Chen, Patrick M Sexton, Arthur Christopoulos, Christopher J Langmead, Andrew J Lawrence
Despite the cost to both individual and society, alcohol use disorders (AUDs) remain a major health risk within society, and both relapse and heavy drinking are still poorly controlled with current medications. Here we demonstrate for the first time that a centrally active and selective negative allosteric modulator for the rat M5 muscarinic acetylcholine receptor (mAChR), ML375, decreases ethanol self-administration and attenuates cue-induced reinstatement of ethanol seeking in ethanol-preferring (iP) rats...
February 5, 2018: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
M E Trautmann, J Vora
As Type 2 diabetes progresses, treatment is intensified with additional therapies in an effort to manage hyperglycaemia effectively and therefore avoid complications. When greater efficacy is required, options for injectable treatments include glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists and insulin, which may be added on to oral glucose-lowering treatments. Among individuals receiving long-acting basal insulin as their first injectable treatment, ~40-60% are unable to achieve or maintain their target HbA1c goals...
February 25, 2018: Diabetic Medicine: a Journal of the British Diabetic Association
Yuqian Liu, Hsuan-Yao Wang, Li Zhou, Yang Su, Wei-Chiang Shen
A recombinant proinsulin-transferrin fusion protein (ProINS-Tf) has been previously reported to be a novel long-lasting INS analog, acting specifically on the inhibition of hepatic glucose output. In this study, we investigated the biodistribution, activation and tissue retention of ProINS-Tf to elucidate its liver targeted anti-diabetic mechanism. The biodistribution study revealed that ProINS-Tf exhibited liver specific accumulation after a single intravenous injection, whereas transferrin (Tf) or insulin (INS) showed relatively even distribution among different organs...
February 20, 2018: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
David Hubacher, Hannah Spector, Charles Monteith, Pai-Lien Chen
OBJECTIVES: To measure the 24-month impact on continuation, unintended pregnancy, and satisfaction of trying long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) in a population seeking short-acting reversible contraception (SARC). STUDY DESIGN: We enrolled 916 women aged 18-29 who were seeking pills or injectables in a partially randomized patient preference trial. Women with strong preferences for pills or injectables, started on those products, while others opted for randomization to LARC or SARC and received their methods gratis...
February 19, 2018: Contraception
Michael Tadman, Philip Charlton, Bahram Jafar-Mohammadi, Denis Talbot, Ashley B Grossman
OBJECTIVE: Neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) are being seen increasingly frequently, and recent data show that long-acting somatostatin analogues have become a major initial treatment, regardless of whether the tumors are functioning or not. However, test dosing with subcutaneous (sc) octreotide is usually advised to assess longer-term tolerability, although this advice is mainly based on results with functioning tumors. The aim of the study was to assess the value of an initiating test dose of sc octreotide on the prediction of subsequent adverse events after treatment with the long-acting analogue...
February 2018: Endocrine Practice
Theo Theodoros, Mark Taylor, Hannah Chu-Han Huang, Nancy Wang, Balaji Motamarri
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to provide an opinion paper reviewing the role of depot or long-acting injectable (LAI) antipsychotic medications, with comments on individual newer LAIs such aripiprazole maintena and paliperidone palmitate. In particular, we share our recent experience of using paliperidone three-monthly LAI. We also reflect on the associated benefits and potential harms of LAIs, and when they may be used. CONCLUSIONS: LAI antipsychotics are an important and arguably under-utilised therapeutic option, particularly where medication adherence is a priority, and where an informed patient opts for this formulation...
February 1, 2018: Australasian Psychiatry: Bulletin of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists
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