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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631382/a-phase-ii-trial-evaluating-the-feasibility-of-adding-bevacizumab-to-standard-osteosarcoma-therapy
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Fariba Navid, Victor M Santana, Michael Neel, M Beth McCarville, Barry L Shulkin, Jianrong Wu, Catherine A Billups, Shenghua Mao, Vinay M Daryani, Clinton F Stewart, Michelle Kunkel, Wendene Smith, Deborah Ward, Alberto S Pappo, Armita Bahrami, David M Loeb, Jennifer Reikes Willert, Bhaskar N Rao, Najat C Daw
Increased vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) expression in osteosarcoma correlates with a poor outcome. We conducted a phase II trial to evaluate the feasibility and efficacy of combining bevacizumab, a monoclonal antibody against VEGF, with methotrexate, doxorubicin and cisplatin (MAP) in patients with localized osteosarcoma. Eligible patients received 2 courses of MAP chemotherapy before definitive surgery at week 10. Bevacizumab (15 mg/kg) was administered 3 days before starting chemotherapy then on day 1 of weeks 3 and 5 of chemotherapy...
June 20, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626980/comparison-of-management-regimens-following-ultrasound-diagnosis-of-nontubal-ectopic-pregnancies-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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J Ramkrishna, G R Kan, K L Reidy, W C Ang, R Palma-Dias
OBJECTIVE: To review management options for nontubal ectopic pregnancies. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: Tertiary hospital in Melbourne, Australia. POPULATION: A total of 100 nontubal pregnancies: 1 abdominal, 32 caesarean scar, 14 cervical, 41 cornual-interstitial, 12 ovarian. METHODS: Cases were classified according to ectopic site. Management categories were medical, surgical, combination or expectant...
June 19, 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617714/perioperative-chemotherapy-with-and-without-high-dose-methotrexate-in-adult-osteosarcoma
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Marcelo Vailati Negrão, Lucila S da Silva Rocha, Daniel da Motta Girardi, Olavo Feher
Treatment of adult osteosarcoma (AOS) includes perioperative chemotherapy and surgery. Standard chemotherapy consists of cisplatin (CP) and doxorubicin (DOX). Although considered the standard of care for pediatric patients, high-dose methotrexate (HDM) remains controversial in adults. We aimed to evaluate the role of HDM in AOS treated with curative intent. This study included patients with AOS who received perioperative chemotherapy with DOX and CP (group 1; N=16) and DOX, CP, and HDM (group 2; N=10). The primary endpoint was grade 3 or superior toxicities...
June 14, 2017: Anti-cancer Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615732/managing-rheumatic-and-musculoskeletal-diseases-past-present-and-future
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REVIEW
Gerd R Burmester, Johannes W J Bijlsma, Maurizio Cutolo, Iain B McInnes
Progress in rheumatology has been remarkable in the past 70 years, favourably affecting quality of life for people with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases. Therapeutics have advanced considerably in this period, from early developments such as the introduction of glucocorticoid therapy to the general use of methotrexate and other disease-modifying agents, followed by the advent of biologic DMARDs and, most recently, small-molecule signalling inhibitors. Novel strategies for the use of such agents have also transformed outcomes, as have multidisciplinary nonpharmacological approaches to the management of rheumatic musculoskeletal disease including surgery, physical therapy and occupational therapy...
June 15, 2017: Nature Reviews. Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614198/the-almost-normal-liver-biopsy-presentation-clinical-associations-and-outcome
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Thomas W Czeczok, John S Van Arnam, Laura D Wood, Michael S Torbenson, Taofic Mounajjed
Liver biopsies obtained for abnormal liver enzymes or unexplained ascites occasionally appear histologically almost normal. The differential diagnosis for these cases is challenging because literature addressing this topic is lacking. We aimed to establish a differential diagnosis and determine clinical associations and outcomes for almost-normal liver biopsies. Ninety-seven histologically almost-normal liver biopsies were collected from 2 institutions. All cases lacked significant inflammation, fatty change, biliary tract disease, vascular disease, nodular regenerative hyperplasia, iron overload, inherited metabolic or storage disorder, viral hepatitis, or fibrosis...
June 13, 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598776/expression-of-the-genes-facilitating-methotrexate-action-within-subcutaneous-rheumatoid-nodules
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Emma L Houlder, Melanie J Millier, John Highton, David Gwynne-Jones, Lisa K Stamp, Paul A Hessian
OBJECTIVES: We sought further understanding of the association between methotrexate (MTX) therapy and accelerated development of subcutaneous rheumatoid nodules. The objective was to establish expression of genes involved in the transport, metabolism, and mechanism of action of MTX within nodule tissue. We also examined for differences in gene expression between nodules from patients actively receiving MTX compared to those not receiving MTX. METHODS: Subcutaneous nodule tissues (n=23) were obtained from 21 patients with RA, undergoing elective surgery...
June 6, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28561655/fertility-cardiac-and-orthopedic-challenges-in-survivors-of-adult-and-childhood-sarcoma
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Emma R Lipshultz, Ginger E Holt, Ranjith Ramasamy, Raphael Yechieli, Steven E Lipshultz
The combination of cisplatin, doxorubicin, and methotrexate was established as the standard backbone of contemporary osteosarcoma therapy in 1986. Since then, however, further improving the survival of patients with osteosarcoma has been challenging-30% to 40% of patients with osteosarcoma still die of this disease. In addition, these patients often experience loss of fertility at a young age, short- and long-term treatment-related cardiotoxicity, and adverse orthopedic effects from surgical resection of the tumor or endoprosthetic reconstructions...
2017: American Society of Clinical Oncology Educational Book
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553113/methotrexate-carried-in-lipid-core-nanoparticles-reduces-myocardial-infarction-size-and-improves-cardiac-function-in-rats
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Raul C Maranhão, Maria C Guido, Aline D de Lima, Elaine R Tavares, Alyne F Marques, Marcelo D Tavares de Melo, Jose C Nicolau, Vera Mc Salemi, Roberto Kalil-Filho
PURPOSE: Acute myocardial infarction (MI) is accompanied by myocardial inflammation, fibrosis, and ventricular remodeling that, when excessive or not properly regulated, may lead to heart failure. Previously, lipid core nanoparticles (LDE) used as carriers of the anti-inflammatory drug methotrexate (MTX) produced an 80-fold increase in the cell uptake of MTX. LDE-MTX treatment reduced vessel inflammation and atheromatous lesions induced in rabbits by cholesterol feeding. The aim of the study was to investigate the effects of LDE-MTX on rats with MI, compared with commercial MTX treatment...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552754/-interstitial-angular-and-cornual-pregnancies-diagnosis-treatment-and-subsequent-fertility
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M Nadi, C Richard, L Filipuzzi, L Bergogne, S Douvier, P Sagot
OBJECTIVE: Interstitial, angular and corneal pregnancies are not very frequent and often mistaken, each with its own definition and prognosis. The objective of this work is to relate 10 years experience of ectopic pregnancies at the UH in Dijon, based on the latest data from the literature in term of diagnosis, management and subsequent fertility. METHOD: This is a retrospective study carried out at the UH of Dijon from 01/01/2005 to 01/01/2015. From the medical records of each patient who presented a corneal, interstitial or angular pregnancy, we identified the risk factors for ectopic pregnancy (EG), the diagnostic and therapeutic means used, and the subsequent obstetrical events...
May 25, 2017: Gynecologie, Obstetrique, Fertilite & Senologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551894/-advanced-abdominal-pregnancy
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REVIEW
David Rabinerson, Alexandra Berezowsky, Rinnat Gabbay-Benziv
Abdominal pregnancy is a very rare obstetric complication which is seriously hazardous to the mother as well as the fetus. It poses a diagnostic challenge to this day. Both maternal and fetal mortality rates in such cases are high, as well as the malformation rate among the affected fetus. The best diagnostic tools are ultrasound and MRI. The availability of these instruments, and especially the latter, is scarce in developing countries, hence the higher rate of this type of pregnancy in these regions. The higher incidence of abdominal pregnancy in developing countries is also associated with the greater prevalence of low socioeconomic status, pelvic infections and infertility - all are more prevalent in these countries...
February 2017: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536338/-a-case-of-intrathecal-infusion-of-methotrexate-and-ara-c-for-a-patient-with-meningitis-due-to-recurrent-gastric-cancer
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Takashi Oiwa, Yasuhiro Kurumiya, Keisuke Mizuno, Ei Sekoguchi, Satoshi Kobayashi, Kiyotaka Kawai, Muneyasu Kiriyama, Kenta Tominaga, Naoya Torii, Yuu Nakashima, Makiko Mori, Syuta Ikeda, Hiroki Watanabe
A 69-year-old woman underwent total gastrectomy for advanced gastric cancer with pyloric stenosis. She had a good postoperative course and was discharged 2 weeks after surgery. She received adjuvant chemotherapy with S-1 after discharge. One month after the initiation of the adjuvant chemotherapy, she complained of wobbling and weakness of her limbs. She stopped intake of S-1, but the symptoms did not improve. She was admitted to the hospital, but she became unconscious and had headache and blurred vision. We conducted a cerebrospinal fluid examination and made a diagnosis of meningeal carcinomatosis...
May 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432531/effectiveness-of-nanoencapsulated-methotrexate-against-osteosarcoma-cells-in-vitro-cytotoxicity-under-dynamic-conditions
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O Mitxelena-Iribarren, C L Hisey, M Errazquin-Irigoyen, Y González-Fernández, E Imbuluzqueta, M Mujika, M J Blanco-Prieto, S Arana
Cancer is a leading cause of mortality in the world, with osteosarcoma being one of the most common types among children between 1 and 14 years old. Current treatments including preoperative chemotherapy, surgery and postoperative chemotherapy produce several side effects with limited effectiveness. The use of lipid nanoparticles as biodegradable shells for controlled drug delivery shows promise as a more effective and targeted tumor treatment. However, in vitro validation of these vehicles is limited due to fluid stagnation in current techniques, in which nanoparticles sediment onto the bottom of the wells killing the cells by asphyxiation...
June 2017: Biomedical Microdevices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427529/primary-central-nervous-system-lymphoma
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REVIEW
Giovanni Citterio, Michele Reni, Gemma Gatta, Andrés José Maria Ferreri
Primary CNS lymphomas (PCNSL) represent a subgroup of malignancies with specific characteristics, aggressive course, and unsatisfactory outcome in contrast with other lymphomas comparable for tumour burden and/or histological type. Despite a high chemo- and radiosensitivity, remissions are frequently shortlasting, mainly because the blood brain-barrier limits the access of many drugs to the CNS. Moreover, survivor patients are at high risk of developing severe treatment-related toxicity, mainly disabling neurotoxicity, raising the question of how to balance therapy intensification with side-effects control...
May 2017: Critical Reviews in Oncology/hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421232/clinical-spectrum-quality-of-life-braf-mutation-status-and-treatment-of-skin-involvement-in-adult-langerhans-cell-histiocytosis
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Etienne Crickx, Jean-David Bouaziz, Gwenaël Lorillon, Mathilde de Menthon, Florence Cordoliani, Emmanuell Bugnet, Martine Bagot, Michel Rybojad, Samia Mourah, Abdellatif Tazi
Langerhans cell histiocytosis is a rare histiocytic disorder for which skin involvement and management are poorly described in adults. The aim of this retrospective monocentric study in a national reference centre is to describe the clinical characteristics, quality of life, BRAF mutation status and outcomes of skin involvement in adult patients with Langerhans cell histiocytosis. Twenty-five patients (14 females, mean age 47 years) were included, with a median follow-up of 33 months (range 4-420 months). Patients experienced poor dermatological quality of life despite low body surface involvement...
April 19, 2017: Acta Dermato-venereologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420496/the-value-of-hysteroscopic-management-of-cesarean-scar-pregnancy-a-report-of-44-cases
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Ying Pan, Mu-Biao Liu
OBJECTIVE: With the incidence of cesarean scar pregnancy (CSP) rising, the reports of serious adverse outcomes of it have increased gradually. The management of CSP remains an inadequately explored clinical field, and there is no consensus on it presently. The present study was performed to investigate the efficacy and safety of operative hysteroscopy in the diagnosis and treatment of CSP. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty-four patients with CSP underwent operative hysteroscopy for removal of scar ectopic pregnancy in our institution...
April 2017: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410293/long-term-efficacy-of-methotrexate-plus-vinblastine-vinorelbine-in-a-large-series-of-patients-affected-by-desmoid-type-fibromatosis
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Elena Palassini, Anna Maria Frezza, Luigi Mariani, Luca Lalli, Chiara Colombo, Marco Fiore, Antonella Messina, Alessandra Casale, Carlo Morosi, Paola Collini, Silvia Stacchiotti, Paolo Giovanni Casali, Alessandro Gronchi
PURPOSE: Today, surgery and radiation therapy have a limited role in desmoid-type fibromatosis. Different systemic treatments were shown to be effective. Herein, we report on our institutional experience with low-dose methotrexate (MTX) + vinca alkaloids in this disease over the last 25 years. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed data from all adult patients with sporadic desmoid-type fibromatosis treated with MTX and vinca alkaloids at our institution between 1989 and 2014...
March 2017: Cancer Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404946/cyp-genes-in-osteosarcoma-their-role-in-tumorigenesis-pulmonary-metastatic-microenvironment-and-treatment-response
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Alini Trujillo-Paolillo, Francine Tesser-Gamba, Antonio Sergio Petrilli, Maria Teresa de Seixas Alves, Reynaldo Jesus Garcia Filho, Renato de Oliveira, Silvia Regina Caminada de Toledo
Osteosarcoma (OS) is the most common malignant bone tumor in children and adolescents. The present study investigated the expression of Cytochrome P-450 (CYP) genes: CYP1A2, CYP3A4 and CYP3A5 by qRT-PCR in 135 specimens obtained from OS patients, including biopsy (pre-chemotherapy), tumor resected in surgery (post-chemotherapy), adjacent bone to tumor (nonmalignant tissue), pulmonary metastasis and adjacent lung to metastasis (nonmalignant tissue). Normal bone and normal lung tissues were used as control. We also investigated in five OS cell lines the modulation of CYPs expression by cisplatin, doxorubicin and methotrexate...
June 13, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404197/mercaptopurine-versus-placebo-to-prevent-recurrence-of-crohn-s-disease-after-surgical-resection-toppic-a-multicentre-double-blind-randomised-controlled-trial
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Craig Mowat, Ian Arnott, Aiden Cahill, Malcolm Smith, Tariq Ahmad, Sreedhar Subramanian, Simon Travis, John Morris, John Hamlin, Anjan Dhar, Chuka Nwokolo, Cathryn Edwards, Tom Creed, Stuart Bloom, Mohamed Yousif, Linzi Thomas, Simon Campbell, Stephen J Lewis, Shaji Sebastian, Sandip Sen, Simon Lal, Chris Hawkey, Charles Murray, Fraser Cummings, Jason Goh, James O Lindsay, Naila Arebi, Lindsay Potts, Aileen J McKinley, John M Thomson, John A Todd, Mhairi Collie, Malcolm G Dunlop, Ashley Mowat, Daniel R Gaya, Jack Winter, Graham D Naismith, Holly Ennis, Catriona Keerie, Steff Lewis, Robin J Prescott, Nicholas A Kennedy, Jack Satsangi
BACKGROUND: Up to 60% of patients with Crohn's disease need intestinal resection within the first 10 years of diagnosis, and postoperative recurrence is common. We investigated whether mercaptopurine can prevent or delay postoperative clinical recurrence of Crohn's disease. METHODS: We did a randomised, placebo-controlled, double-blind trial at 29 UK secondary and tertiary hospitals of patients (aged >16 years in Scotland or >18 years in England and Wales) who had a confirmed diagnosis of Crohn's disease and had undergone intestinal resection...
December 2016: Lancet. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396945/outcomes-of-cataract-surgery-with-without-vitrectomy-in-patients-with-pars-planitis-and-immunosuppressive-therapy
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Tania Albavera-Giles, Juan Carlos Serna-Ojeda, Aida Jimenez-Corona, Miguel Pedroza-Seres
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the characteristics and outcomes of cataract surgery with/without vitrectomy in patients with pars planitis who received immunosuppressive therapy. METHODS: This was a retrospective case series, single-center study. Twenty-two patients with pars planitis who received immunosuppressive therapy were included, with a median age at presentation of 9.5 years, having had cataract surgery. The following data was collected: age at presentation and at cataract surgery, time of follow-up, best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) before the surgery and at 1 week, 1 and 6 months after the procedure, immunosuppressive therapy, complications and causes for failed visual improvement...
April 10, 2017: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391422/osteogenic-sarcoma-systemic-chemotherapy-options-for-localized-disease
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REVIEW
Douglas J Harrison, Cindy L Schwartz
Treatment for osteosarcoma, the most common malignant tumor of bone in children and adolescents, has not changed in decades. Treatment is multimodal, employing neoadjuvant chemotherapy followed by aggressive and complete surgical resection to achieve negative margins and a prolonged course of adjuvant chemotherapy. The primary tumor is usually successfully managed via surgery, but micrometastases are likely present in most patients at diagnosis. Death is the result of tumor recurrence in the lungs or more rarely in other bones despite aggressive treatment regimens and is likely attributable to innate resistance to chemotherapy...
April 2017: Current Treatment Options in Oncology
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