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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723805/acute-pancreatitis-induced-by-etoposide-lobaplatin-combination-chemotherapy-used-for-the-treatment-of-lung-cancer-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Cheng-Liang Cao, Peng-Yu Duan, Wang-Jun Zhang, Le Li, Feng-Zhi Qu, Bei Sun, Gang Wang
RATIONALE: Drug-induced pancreatitis (DIP) is a rare type of pancreatitis that is not usually observed in the clinical practice. It is generally difficult to distinguish from acute pancreatitis (AP) induced by other causes. PATIENT CONCERNS: Here, we report a 62-year-old Chinese female patient with "small cell lung cancer" as the initial presentation. Because the patient could not bear the surgical treatment, the chemotherapy composed of lobaplatin and etoposide was performed...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723522/efficacy-and-safety-of-hexanic-lipidosterolic-extract-of-serenoa-repens-permixon-in-the-treatment-of-lower-urinary-tract-symptoms-due-to-benign-prostatic-hyperplasia-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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REVIEW
Giacomo Novara, Gianluca Giannarini, Antonio Alcaraz, José-M Cózar-Olmo, Aurelien Descazeaud, Francesco Montorsi, Vincenzo Ficarra
CONTEXT: A recent Cochrane Collaboration meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) evaluating the efficacy of different extracts of Serenoa repens in relieving lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) due to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) concluded that these extracts were no more effective than placebo. However, among all Serenoa repens extracts, Permixon (Pierre Fabre Medicament, Paris, France) has the highest activity and the most accurate standards of drug preparation and extraction...
December 2016: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723514/optimal-treatment-sequence-for-metastatic-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer
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REVIEW
David Lorente, Karim Fizazi, Christopher Sweeney, Johann S de Bono
CONTEXT: Unprecedented development of therapeutics for prostate cancer in recent years has left clinicians with the challenge of adequately sequencing therapeutic agents to optimise patient benefit. No clear guidelines exist on optimal treatment sequences. OBJECTIVE: To summarise the evidence on first-line activity, cross-resistance, and potential combinations of agents approved for metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC). EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: A nonsystematic literature search of articles on agent sequencing in mCRPC in PubMed and relevant cancer conferences up to June 2016 was performed...
December 2016: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721963/pediatric-hiv-in-india-current-scenario-and-the-way-forward
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REVIEW
Anita Nath
In India, the prevention of parent-to-child transmission and antiretroviral therapy services for HIV-infected mothers and children have been rapidly scaled up over the recent years. Despite these advances, a large number of HIV-infected children are born in every year. A thorough literature review has been done by retrieving related studies (published from the year 2000 onward); using a Medline search and by extracting recent findings from the official websites of the National AIDS Control Organization, UNAIDS, UNICEF, and World Health Organization...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721822/opioid-antagonists-for-pharmacological-treatment-of-gambling-disorder-are-they-relevant
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Caroline Victorri-Vigneau, Andrew Spiers, Pascal Caillet, Mélanie Bruneau, Gaëlle Challet-Bouju, Marie Grall-Bronnec
Background To date, no drugs have been approved for gambling disorder. Numerous publications have described the value of opioid antagonists. Indeed, the mesocorticolimbic dopaminergic pathway has been suggested as the underlying cause of reward-seeking behaviour, and it is modulated by the opioid system. Objective This study aims to evaluate the relevance of opioid antagonists for treating GD. Method A systematic literature review was conducted. A search of the PubMed electronic database, PsycINFO and the Cochrane Systematic Review Database without any limits was performed...
July 18, 2017: Current Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721753/nintedanib-in-ovarian-cancer
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Saira Khalique, Susana Banerjee
Advanced ovarian cancer remains an unmet clinical need. Angiogenesis is considered a therapeutic target in ovarian cancer, with bevacizumab, a monoclonal antibody against VEGF, being the first drug to show a progression-free survival benefit. Nintedanib is an oral tyrosine kinase inhibitor targeting VEGF receptor 1-3, FGFR 1-3 and PDGFR α and β, which has entered phase III trial development in ovarian cancer. Areas covered: This article reviews the preclinical and clinical efficacy of nintedanib in ovarian cancer, its pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamics profile, safety issues, together with an overview of clinical trials carried out so far...
July 19, 2017: Expert Opinion on Investigational Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721669/mimicking-parkinson-s-disease-in-a-dish-merits-and-pitfalls-of-the-most-commonly-used-dopaminergic-in-vitro-models
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REVIEW
Fernanda Martins Lopes, Ivi Juliana Bristot, Leonardo Lisbôa da Motta, Richard B Parsons, Fabio Klamt
Parkinson's disease (PD) is the second most common neurodegenerative disorder and has both unknown etiology and non-curative therapeutic options. Patients begin to present the classic motor symptoms of PD-tremor at rest, bradykinesia and rigidity-once 50-70% of the dopaminergic neurons of the nigrostriatal pathway have degenerated. As a consequence of this, it is difficult to investigate the early-stage events of disease pathogenesis. In vitro experimental models are used extensively in PD research because they present a controlled environment that enables the direct investigation of the early molecular mechanisms that are potentially involved with dopaminergic degeneration, as well as for the screening of potential therapeutic drugs...
July 18, 2017: Neuromolecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721049/the-potential-role-of-vagus-nerve-stimulation-in-the-treatment-of-hiv-associated-depression-a-review-of-literature
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REVIEW
William C Nicholson, Mirjam-Colette Kempf, Linda Moneyham, David E Vance
Depression is the most common comorbidity and neuropsychiatric complication in HIV. Estimates suggest that the prevalence rate for depression among HIV-infected individuals is three times that of the general population. The association between HIV and clinical depression is complex; however, chronic activation of inflammatory mechanisms, which disrupt central nervous system (CNS) function, may contribute to this association. Disruptions in CNS function can result in cognitive disorders, social withdrawal, fatigue, apathy, psychomotor impairment, and sleep disturbances, which are common manifestations in depression and HIV alike...
2017: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721016/a-review-of-the-literature-analyzing-benefits-and-concerns-of-infliximab-biosimilar-ct-p13-for-the-treatment-of-rheumatologic-diseases-focus-on-interchangeability
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Andrea Becciolini, Maria Gabriella Raimondo, Chiara Crotti, Elena Agape, Martina Biggioggero, Ennio Giulio Favalli
The introduction of biological agents drastically changed the treatment paradigm of inflammatory arthritides, ameliorating the natural history of the diseases but concomitantly increasing the drug costs due to the manufacturing process. On this concern, biosimilar drugs may represent a valid option for reducing this elevated cost and increasing the availability of these highly effective treatments. Recently, CT-P13, the first biosimilar of infliximab, has been approved with the same indications established for the reference product (RP), and its daily use is progressively increasing...
2017: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720112/association-of-the-fda-amendment-act-with-trial-registration-publication-and-outcome-reporting
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REVIEW
Adam T Phillips, Nihar R Desai, Harlan M Krumholz, Constance X Zou, Jennifer E Miller, Joseph S Ross
BACKGROUND: Selective clinical trial publication and outcome reporting has the potential to bias the medical literature. The 2007 Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Amendment Act (FDAAA) mandated clinical trial registration and outcome reporting on ClinicalTrials.gov, a publicly accessible trial registry. METHODS: Using publicly available data from ClinicalTrials.gov, FDA documents, and PubMed, we determined registration, publication, and reporting of findings for all efficacy trials supporting FDA approval of new drugs for cardiovascular disease and diabetes between 2005 and 2014, before and after the FDAAA...
July 18, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719544/postoperative-pyoderma-gangrenosum-in-children-the-case-report-of-a-13-year-old-boy-with-pyoderma-gangrenosum-after-hip-reconstruction-surgery-and-a-review-of-the-literature
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Nina Berger, Michael Ebenhoch, Maya Salzmann
BACKGROUND: Postoperative pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) is a neutrophilic dermatosis and pathergic reaction at surgical sites. Reports of children with postoperative PG are rare in the literature. METHODS: We report the case of a 13-year-old boy without any known preexisting illnesses, who developed severe systemic response and wound deterioration after elective hip reconstruction surgery. The working diagnosis of necrotizing fasciitis was later determined to be postoperative PG...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719459/coagulation-management-in-patients-undergoing-neurosurgical-procedures
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Chiara Robba, Rita Bertuetti, Frank Rasulo, Alessando Bertuccio, Basil Matta
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Management of coagulation in neurosurgical procedures is challenging. In this contest, it is imperative to avoid further intracranial bleeding. Perioperative bleeding can be associated with a number of factors, including anticoagulant drugs and coagulation status but is also linked to the characteristic and the site of the intracranial disorder. The aim of this review will be to focus primarily on the new evidence regarding the management of coagulation in patients undergoing craniotomy for neurosurgical procedures...
July 14, 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718908/death-from-butane-inhalation-abuse-in-teenagers-two-new-case-studies-and-review-of-the-literature
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Véronique Alunni, Yvan Gaillard, François Castier, Marie-Dominique Piercecchi-Marti, Gérald Quatrehomme
The ready availability of butane makes butane abuse frequent. Fatalities are rare. This study presents two cases of death by butane overdose. The postmortem analyses were carried out using headspace gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. It revealed femoral blood butane concentrations of 18 and 22 mg/L, respectively, as well as specific combinations of adjuvants in each victim. In one of the victims, brain and fatty tissue also contained butane, pointing to chronic consumption. The originality of this study is to show that the identification of specific combinations of adjuvants can be helpful for identifying the brand of deodorant used...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Forensic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718419/targeting-pi3k-signaling-in-combination-cancer-therapy
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REVIEW
Elvire Pons-Tostivint, Benoît Thibault, Julie Guillermet-Guibert
Targeting upstream phosphatidylinositol-3-kinases (PI3Ks) in the PI3K/Akt/mTOR pathway appears to be a promising therapy in solid cancers; however, first early clinical trials with PI3K inhibitors in monotherapy have been disappointing. A massive array of preclinical and clinical trials are currently evaluating combinations of PI3K inhibitors in targeted therapies. These combinations include co-treatments with drugs directed against other intra-/extracellular signaling molecules, nuclear hormone receptors, DNA damage repair enzymes, and immune modulators...
June 2017: Trends in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716569/recombinant-human-bone-morphogenetic-protein-2-versus-iliac-crest-bone-graft-in-anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-fusion-dysphagia-and-dysphonia-rates-in-the-early-postoperative-period-with-review-of-the-literature
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Brett D Riederman, Bennet A Butler, Cort D Lawton, Brett D Rosenthal, Earvin S Balderama, Avi J Bernstein
Recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 (rhBMP-2) is a growth factor utilized to stimulate bone development in several clinical scenarios. Although the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved this therapeutic modality for only two applications, it is frequently used off-label in anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) procedures as an alternative to iliac crest bone graft (ICBG), the prior standard of care. This usage has been a source of controversy in the medical community due to evidence of increased rates of postoperative edema and dysphagia...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715945/methodological-issues-associated-with-clinical-trials-in-epilepsy
#16
Edoardo Ferlazzo, Chiara Sueri, Sara Gasparini, Emilio Russo, Vittoria Cianci, Michele Ascoli, Giovambattista De Sarro, Umberto Aguglia
despite methodological advances in epilepsy clinical trials, the proportion of patients reaching seizure-freedom has not substantially changed over the years. We review the main methodological limitations of current trials, the possible strategies to overcome these limits, and the issues that need to be addressed in next future. Area covered: references were identified by PubMed search until March 2017 and unpublished literature was searched on ClinicalTrials.gov. Add-on trials mainly involve refractory epilepsy subjects, reducing overall response to the investigational drug...
July 18, 2017: Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714411/pharmacology-and-literature-review-based-on-related-death-and-non-fatal-case-reports-of-the-benzofurans-and-benzodifurans-designer-drugs
#17
Bernardino Barceló Martín, Isabel Gomila
BACKGROUND: Benzofurans and benzodifurans are two groups of psychoactive substances that had originally been synthesized for research purpose. Benzofurans' structure is quite similar to the known recreational drug 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine together with its active metabolite 3,4-methylenedioxyamphetamine. Benzodifurans are closely related to phenethylamines, but have more hallucinogens effects and much longer duration of action. This study aims to review the accessible evidence-based literature on benzofurans and benzodifurans pharmacology and toxicology...
July 14, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714407/update-of-standard-practices-for-new-method-validation-in-forensic-toxicology
#18
Sarah M R Wille, Wim Coucke, Thierry De Baere, Frank T Peters
: International agreement concerning validation guidelines is important as reporting reliable analytical data is the backbone of forensic bioanalytical research and applications. Guidelines such as those provided by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the European Medicines Agency (EMA), the German speaking Gesellschaft für Toxikologie und Forensische Chemie (GTFCH) and the Scientific Working Group of Forensic Toxicology (SWGTOX) provide a standard for fundamental validation parameters such as selectivity, matrix effects, method limits, calibration, accuracy and stability, as well as other parameters such as carryover, dilution integrity and incurred sample reanalysis...
July 14, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714379/prevalence-study-on-potential-drug-drug-interaction-in-cancer-patients-in-piacenza-hospital-s-onco-haematology-department
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Vecchia Stefano, Orlandi Elena, Confalonieri Corrado, Damonti Enrico, Riva Alessandra, Sartori Alessia, Cavanna Luigi
Background Cancer patients can be a human model of potential drug interactions. Usually they receive a large number of different medications, including antineoplastic agents, drugs for comorbid illness and medication for supportive care, however information about these interactions are fragmented and poor. Objective We assessed a prospective study to evaluate the prevalence of drug interaction among patients hospitalized in the Onco-Haematology department, Hospital of Piacenza. Methods Data on drugs administered for cancer, comorbidities, or supportive care were collected from different computerized prescription software in use in the department; we compared them with a database to focus on the co-administration of drugs...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714377/ibrutinib-associated-tumor-lysis-syndrome-in-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-small-lymphocytic-lymphoma-and-mantle-cell-lymphoma-a-case-series-and-review-of-the-literature
#20
Krystal S Titus-Rains, Jamie N Brown, Julia M Hammond
Background Tumor lysis syndrome results when intracellular contents are released during cell lysis. Ibrutinib, a Bruton tyrosine kinase inhibitor, is used for the treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia, small lymphocytic lymphoma, Waldenström's macroglobulinemia, mantle cell lymphoma, and marginal zone lymphoma. Tumor lysis syndrome caused by ibrutinib therapy is potentially life threatening, but is rare and not often reported in clinical trials. Objective The purpose of this case series is to describe the occurrence of tumor lysis syndrome in two patients initiated on ibrutinib, and to highlight the importance of close monitoring during therapy...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice
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