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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632865/effect-of-first-line-chemotherapy-combined-with-cetuximab-or-bevacizumab-on-overall-survival-in-patients-with-kras-wild-type-advanced-or-metastatic-colorectal-cancer-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Alan P Venook, Donna Niedzwiecki, Heinz-Josef Lenz, Federico Innocenti, Briant Fruth, Jeffrey A Meyerhardt, Deborah Schrag, Claire Greene, Bert H O'Neil, James Norman Atkins, Scott Berry, Blase N Polite, Eileen M O'Reilly, Richard M Goldberg, Howard S Hochster, Richard L Schilsky, Monica M Bertagnolli, Anthony B El-Khoueiry, Peter Watson, Al B Benson, Daniel L Mulkerin, Robert J Mayer, Charles Blanke
Importance: Combining biologic monoclonal antibodies with chemotherapeutic cytotoxic drugs provides clinical benefit to patients with advanced or metastatic colorectal cancer, but the optimal choice of the initial biologic therapy in previously untreated patients is unknown. Objective: To determine if the addition of cetuximab vs bevacizumab to the combination of leucovorin, fluorouracil, and oxaliplatin (mFOLFOX6) regimen or the combination of leucovorin, fluorouracil, and irinotecan (FOLFIRI) regimen is superior as first-line therapy in advanced or metastatic KRAS wild-type (wt) colorectal cancer...
June 20, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619148/antigenic-diversity-of-brazilian-isolates-of-hobi-like-pestiviruses
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R K Dias, J F Cargnelutti, M N Weber, C W Canal, F V Bauermann, J F Ridpath, R Weiblen, E F Flores
Hobi-like viruses comprise an unclassified group of bovine pestiviruses related to bovine viral diarrhea virus 1 (BVDV-1) and 2 (BVDV-2). These viruses were originally identified in fetal bovine serum from Brazilian origin and, subsequently, isolated from diseased animals in several countries. Herein we performed an antigenic characterization of eight Brazilian HoBi-like viruses isolated from persistently infected (PI) animals and from gastroenteric disease (2007-2015). Phylogenetic analysis based on the 5' unstranslated region (UTR) clustered these viruses with other HoBi-like viruses from European and Asiatic origin...
May 2017: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606643/diagnostic-accuracy-of-a-rapid-e1-antigen-test-for-chikungunya-virus-infection-in-a-reference-setting
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Ralph Huits, Tamaki Okabayashi, Lieselotte Cnops, Barbara Barbé, Riemsdijk Van Den Berg, Koen Bartholomeeusen, Kevin K Ariën, Jan Jacobs, Emmanuel Bottieau, Emi E Nakayama, Tatsuo Shioda, Marjan Van Esbroeck
OBJECTIVES: Rapid diagnostic tests targeting virus-specific antigen could significantly enhance the diagnostic capacity for chikungunya virus infections. We evaluated the accuracy of an immunochromatographic antigen test for the diagnosis of chikungunya in a reference laboratory for arboviruses. METHODS: an immunochromatographic rapid test that uses mouse monoclonal antibodies as a tracer against the E1-envelope protein of chikungunya (ARKRAY, Inc. Kyoto, Japan) was evaluated...
June 9, 2017: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597133/real-life-10-year-retention-rate-of-first-line-anti-tnf-drugs-for-inflammatory-arthritides-in-adult-and-juvenile-onset-populations-similarities-and-differences
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Ennio Giulio Favalli, Irene Pontikaki, Andrea Becciolini, Martina Biggioggero, Nicola Ughi, Micol Romano, Chiara Crotti, Maurizio Gattinara, Valeria Gerloni, Antonio Marchesoni, Pier Luigi Meroni
The aim of this study is to retrospectively analyze 10-year drug survival of first-line TNF inhibitor (TNFi) in rheumatoid arthritis (RA), ankylosing spondylitis (AS), psoriatic arthritis (PsA), and juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) patients, comparing withdrawal rates and discontinuation pattern between adult- and juvenile-onset populations. RA, AS, PsA, and JIA patients treated with infliximab, etanercept, or adalimumab as first TNFi between 1999 and 2015 were extracted from a local registry. Drug survival up to 10-year follow-up was evaluated by the Kaplan-Meier method and compared according to age (adult vs juvenile onset), TNFi agent, and discontinuation reason by a stratified log-rank test...
June 8, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587380/a-meta-analysis-to-determine-the-efficacy-and-tolerability-of-anti-b-cell-monoclonal-antibodies-in-multiple-sclerosis
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Qinfang Xie, Xiaoling Li, Jingjie Sun, Boyao Yuan, Yijun Li, Lijuan Wang, Manxia Wang
The present study performed a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients to evaluate the efficacy and safety of anti-B-cell monoclonal antibodies (mAbs). To the best of our knowledge, no previous meta-analysis has evaluated this. Relevant studies published until March 2015 were retrieved from the PubMed, EMBASE and Cochrane Library using the following keywords: 'Clinical trial', 'randomized', 'multiple sclerosis' or 'MS' and 'monoclonal antibodies' or 'mAbs'. Two authors independently selected the articles and extracted the data...
June 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579726/inpatient-antineoplastic-medication-administration-and-associated-drug-costs-institution-of-a-hospital-policy-limiting-inpatient-administration
#6
Alexandra E Foster, David J Reeves
BACKGROUND: Cancer treatment costs are increasing; the global cost of antineoplastic medications rose to $83.7 billion in 2015. As a result, it is imperative for institutions to implement cost-saving strategies and to maximize reimbursement for costly medications such as antineoplastic drugs. OBJECTIVES: Evaluate the necessity and drug costs of administering antineoplastic medications in the inpatient setting and explore savings associated with the 2013 implementation of an institutional policy that defined criteria necessitating inpatient administration of antineoplastic medication...
June 2017: P & T: a Peer-reviewed Journal for Formulary Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571578/immunotherapy-in-head-and-neck-cancer-aiming-at-extreme-precision
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Petr Szturz, Jan B Vermorken
BACKGROUND: Locoregionally advanced, recurrent, and metastatic squamous cell carcinomas of the head and neck (SCCHN) remain difficult to treat disease entities, in which systemic treatment often forms an integral part of their management. Immunotherapy is based on functional restoration of the host immune system, helping to counteract various tumour evasion strategies. Broadly, immunotherapeutic approaches encompass tumour-specific antibodies, cancer vaccines, cytokines, adoptive T-cell transfer, and immune-modulating agents...
June 2, 2017: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551073/ixekizumab-for-the-treatment-of-patients-with-active-psoriatic-arthritis-and-an-inadequate-response-to-tumour-necrosis-factor-inhibitors-results-from-the-24-week-randomised-double-blind-placebo-controlled-period-of-the-spirit-p2-phase-3-trial
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Peter Nash, Bruce Kirkham, Masato Okada, Proton Rahman, Benard Combe, Gerd-Ruediger Burmester, David H Adams, Lisa Kerr, Chin Lee, Catherine L Shuler, Mark Genovese
BACKGROUND: Patients who have had inadequate response to tumour necrosis factor inhibitors have fewer treatment options and are generally more treatment refractory to subsequent therapeutic interventions than previously untreated patients. We report the efficacy and safety of ixekizumab, a monoclonal antibody that selectively targets interleukin-17A, in patients with active psoriatic arthritis and previous inadequate response to tumour necrosis factor inhibitors. METHODS: In this double-blind, multicentre, randomised, placebo-controlled, phase 3 study (SPIRIT-P2), patients were recruited from 109 centres across ten countries in Asia, Australia, Europe, and North America...
June 10, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549348/ocular-toxicities-associated-with-targeted-anticancer-agents-an-analysis-of-clinical-data-with-management-suggestions
#9
Chen Fu, Dan S Gombos, Jared Lee, Goldy C George, Kenneth Hess, Andrew Whyte, David S Hong
Ocular toxicities are among the most common adverse events resulting from targeted anticancer agents and are becoming increasingly relevant in the management of patients on these agents. The purpose of this study is to provide a framework for management of these challenging toxicities based on objective data from FDA labels and from analysis of the literature. All oncologic drugs approved by the FDA up to March 14, 2015, were screened for inclusion. A total of 16 drugs (12 small-molecule drugs and 4 monoclonal antibodies) were analyzed for ocular toxicity profiles based on evidence of ocular toxicity...
May 5, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545978/benralizumab-for-patients-with-mild-to-moderate-persistent-asthma-bise-a-randomised-double-blind-placebo-controlled-phase-3-trial
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Gary T Ferguson, J Mark FitzGerald, Eugene R Bleecker, Michel Laviolette, David Bernstein, Craig LaForce, Lyndon Mansfield, Peter Barker, Yanping Wu, Maria Jison, Mitchell Goldman
BACKGROUND: Benralizumab is a humanised, anti-interleukin 5 receptor α monoclonal antibody that directly and rapidly depletes eosinophils, reduces asthma exacerbations, and improves lung function for patients with severe eosinophilic asthma. The objective of this trial was to assess the safety and efficacy of benralizumab for patients with mild to moderate, persistent asthma. METHODS: In this randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, phase 3 trial, we recruited patients aged 18-75 years, weighing at least 40 kg, and with a postbronchodilator reversibility in forced expiratory volume in 1 s (FEV1) of at least 12% at screening, from 52 clinical research centres in six countries...
May 22, 2017: Lancet Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529918/advances-in-dyslipidemia-management-for-prevention-of-atherosclerosis-pcsk9-monoclonal-antibody-therapy-and-beyond
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REVIEW
Nathan D Wong, Paul D Rosenblit, Robert S Greenfield
In 2003, select families with familial hypercholesterolemia were first identified to have gain-of-function mutations for proprotein convertase subtilisin kexin type 9 (PCSK9) followed, in 2006, by the identification of those with lifelong low levels of LDL-C and lowered atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) risk who had loss-of-function PCSK9 mutations. These discoveries led to the rapid development of PSCK9-targeted monoclonal antibody (PCSK9 mAb) therapies and, in 2015, 2 'fully-humanized' PCSK9 mAbs (alirocumab and evolocumab) were marketed in the United States, Europe, and other countries...
April 2017: Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514302/safety-and-efficacy-evaluation-of-pertuzumab-in-patients-with-solid-tumors
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REVIEW
Chenjing Zhu, Wenwu Ling, Jing Zhang, Hui Gao, Kai Shen, Xuelei Ma
BACKGROUND: The development of targeted therapies benefits patients with certain markers in the treatment of breast cancer. Pertuzumab is a novel humanized monoclonal antibody that blocks human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) dimerization. The Food and Drug Administration has approved pertuzumab in combination with trastuzumab and docetaxel for the treatment of patients with HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer. METHODS: To assess the safety and efficacy profile of pertuzumab, we searched PubMed and Embase (articles from January 1966 to January 2015) using the keyword "pertuzumab"...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487450/pulmonary-malt-lymphoma-in-patients-with-sjogren-s-syndrome
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Ralph Yachoui, Chady Leon, Kajal Sitwala, Mazen Kreidy
To describe clinical features and outcomes of seven patients with pulmonary mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma in the setting of underlying primary Sjogren's syndrome from a single center, we reviewed medical records of consecutive patients with pulmonary MALT lymphoma evaluated at our facility from January 1, 1999 to December 31, 2015 for clinical features, laboratory, pathologic and radiographic findings, management, and outcomes. Out of 13 patients with pulmonary MALT lymphoma, 7 (54 %) met the criteria for Sjogren's syndrome...
May 9, 2017: Clinical Medicine & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479751/uterine-cd56-dim-and-cd16-cells-in-refractory-antiphospholipid-antibody-related-pregnancy-loss-and-chromosomally-intact-abortuses-a-case-control-study
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Mostafa F Gomaa, Abdeiiatif G Elkhouly, Mohammad M Farghly, Laila A Farid, Nahla M Awad
AIM: To evaluate the role of uterine natural killer (uNK) CD56(dim) and CD16(+) cells in patients with refractory antiphospholipid, antibody-mediated, recurrent, pregnancy loss. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: A case-control study was conducted between 2012 and 2015 at a university hospital. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A group of 118 women with a history of antiphospholipid antibody syndrome experiencing fetal loss in spite of low dose aspirin (LDA) and low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) treatment in the current pregnancy were included in this study...
January 2017: Journal of Human Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478972/long-term-management-of-moderate-to-severe-atopic-dermatitis-with-dupilumab-and-concomitant-topical-corticosteroids-liberty-ad-chronos-a-1-year-randomised-double-blinded-placebo-controlled-phase-3-trial
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Andrew Blauvelt, Marjolein de Bruin-Weller, Melinda Gooderham, Jennifer C Cather, Jamie Weisman, David Pariser, Eric L Simpson, Kim A Papp, H Chih-Ho Hong, Diana Rubel, Peter Foley, Errol Prens, Christopher E M Griffiths, Takafumi Etoh, Pedro Herranz Pinto, Ramon M Pujol, Jacek C Szepietowski, Karel Ettler, Lajos Kemény, Xiaoping Zhu, Bolanle Akinlade, Thomas Hultsch, Vera Mastey, Abhijit Gadkari, Laurent Eckert, Nikhil Amin, Neil M H Graham, Gianluca Pirozzi, Neil Stahl, George D Yancopoulos, Brad Shumel
BACKGROUND: Dupilumab (an anti-interleukin-4-receptor-α monoclonal antibody) blocks signalling of interleukin 4 and interleukin 13, type 2/Th2 cytokines implicated in numerous allergic diseases ranging from asthma to atopic dermatitis. Previous 16-week monotherapy studies showed that dupilumab substantially improved signs and symptoms of moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis with acceptable safety, validating the crucial role of interleukin 4 and interleukin 13 in atopic dermatitis pathogenesis...
May 4, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476944/impact-of-age-on-outcomes-with-immunotherapy-for-patients-with-melanoma
#16
Allison S Betof, Ryan D Nipp, Anita Giobbie-Hurder, Romany A N Johnpulle, Krista Rubin, Samuel M Rubinstein, Keith T Flaherty, Donald P Lawrence, Douglas B Johnson, Ryan J Sullivan
BACKGROUND: Monoclonal antibodies (mAb) targeting PD-1/PD-L1 have revolutionized melanoma treatment, yet data regarding effectiveness and tolerability across age groups is limited. We sought to determine the impact of age on overall survival (OS), progression-free survival (PFS), and rates of immune-mediated toxicities in patients treated with anti-PD-1/anti-PD-L1 mAb at two academic medical centers. METHODS: We retrospectively collected data on all patients with metastatic melanoma treated with anti-PD-1/PD-L1 mAb between May 2009 and April 2015...
May 5, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460892/safety-and-efficacy-of-erenumab-for-preventive-treatment-of-chronic-migraine-a-randomised-double-blind-placebo-controlled-phase-2-trial
#17
Stewart Tepper, Messoud Ashina, Uwe Reuter, Jan L Brandes, David Doležil, Stephen Silberstein, Paul Winner, Dean Leonardi, Daniel Mikol, Robert Lenz
BACKGROUND: The calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) pathway is important in migraine pathophysiology. We assessed the efficacy and safety of erenumab, a fully human monoclonal antibody against the CGRP receptor, in patients with chronic migraine. METHODS: This was a phase 2, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multicentre study of erenumab for adults aged 18-65 years with chronic migraine, enrolled from 69 headache and clinical research centres in North America and Europe...
April 28, 2017: Lancet Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460541/why-do-trials-for-alzheimer-s-disease-drugs-keep-failing-a-discontinued-drug-perspective-for-2010-2015
#18
Dev Mehta, Robert Jackson, Gaurav Paul, Jiong Shi, Marwan Sabbagh
There are dozens of drugs in development for AD with billions of dollars invested. Despite the massive investment in AD drugs and a burgeoning pipeline, there have been more setbacks and failures than treatment successes. Areas covered: The classes of drugs that have failed to date include the monoclonal antibodies, the gamma secretase inhibitors, dimebon, neurochemical enhancers, and one tau drug. Data for these compounds were sought through a PubMed search and a clinicaltrials.gov search. Expert opinion: The obvious question to be posed is: Why are they failing? Is the treatment of symptomatic dementia too late? Are the therapeutic targets incorrect? Are the clinical methodologies imprecise, misleading, or inaccurate? This review summarizes the drugs that have failed during 2010-2015 and offers possible theories as to why they have failed...
June 2017: Expert Opinion on Investigational Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453692/safety-and-antitumor-activity-of-the-anti-pd-1-antibody-pembrolizumab-in-patients-with-recurrent-carcinoma-of-the-anal-canal
#19
P A Ott, S A Piha-Paul, P Munster, M J Pishvaian, E M J van Brummelen, R B Cohen, C Gomez-Roca, S Ejadi, M Stein, E Chan, M Simonelli, A Morosky, S Saraf, K Emancipator, M Koshiji, J Bennouna
Background: Safety and efficacy of pembrolizumab, a humanized programmed death 1 monoclonal antibody, was assessed in KEYNOTE-028, a multicohort, phase Ib trial for patients with programmed death ligand 1 (PD-L1)-positive advanced solid tumors. We report results for the cohort of patients with advanced anal carcinoma. Patients and methods: Patients with PD-L1-positive tumors (≥1%) received intravenous pembrolizumab 10 mg/kg once every 2 weeks for up to 2 years or until confirmed progression or unacceptable toxicity...
May 1, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434255/daratumumab-for-the-treatment-of-multiple-myeloma
#20
Cyrille Touzeau, Philippe Moreau
Proteasome inhibitors and immunomodulatory drugs have contributed to the dramatic improvement in survival for patients with myeloma over the past decades. However, the disease typically relapses and new classes of drugs are needed. In 2015, two monoclonal antibodies were approved for the treatment of patients with relapsed multiple myeloma, and immunotherapy has rapidly become indispensable in the management of myeloma patients. Areas covered: Here, the authors discuss the published data regarding the mechanism of action, safety and clinical efficacy of the CD38-targeted monoclonal antibody daratumumab for the treatment of patients with multiple myeloma...
July 2017: Expert Opinion on Biological Therapy
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