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Christina Theodore-Oklota, Louise Humphrey, Christof Wiesner, Gabriel Schnetzler, Stacie Hudgens, Alicyn Campbell
BACKGROUND: A subcutaneous (SC) formulation of rituximab (MabThera(®)/Rituxan(®)) has been developed that could reduce administration time and improve patient satisfaction with treatment. The Rituximab Administration Satisfaction Questionnaire (RASQ) was created to assess patients' perceptions and satisfaction with rituximab SC (RASQ-SC) or rituximab intravenous (RASQ-IV). We assessed the content validity and psychometric properties of RASQ in patients with non-Hodgkin lymphoma. METHODS: Face and content validity of RASQ-SC and RASQ-IV were qualitatively assessed using 60-minute combined concept elicitation and cognitive debriefing interviews...
2016: Patient Preference and Adherence
Norbert Schmitz, Samira Zeynalova, Maike Nickelsen, Roopesh Kansara, Diego Villa, Laurie H Sehn, Bertram Glass, David W Scott, Randy D Gascoyne, Joseph M Connors, Marita Ziepert, Michael Pfreundschuh, Markus Loeffler, Kerry J Savage
PURPOSE: To develop and validate a risk score for relapse in the CNS in patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL). PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 2,164 patients (18 to 80 years old) with aggressive B-cell lymphomas (80% DLBCL) treated with rituximab and CHOP (cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, prednisone)-like chemotherapy, who were enrolled in studies from the German High-Grade Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Study Group and the MabThera International Trial, were analyzed for occurrence of relapse/progression in the CNS...
September 10, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
Vikram Gota, Ashwin Karanam, Sanhita Rath, Akanksha Yadav, Prashant Tembhare, P Subramanian, Manju Sengar, Reena Nair, Hari Menon
PURPOSE: Rituximab (MabThera™, Roche) is a chimeric IgG1 monoclonal antibody targeting the CD20 surface antigen on normal and neoplastic B cells. It revolutionized the treatment of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma with superior progression-free and overall survival. However, its prohibitively high cost makes it inaccessible to majority of patients in developing countries. Reditux™ (Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, India), a biosimilar, was introduced in India in 2007 at nearly half the price of the innovator...
August 2016: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
Claudia Mueller, Elke Dietel, Severin R Heynen, Heiko Nalenz, Pierre Goldbach, Hanns-Christian Mahler, Johannes Schmidt, Ulla Grauschopf, Karin Schoenhamnmer
MabThera is an essential component of the standard-of-care regimens in the treatment of non-Hodgkin lymphoma and Chronic Lymphatic Leukemia. MabThera for subcutaneous injection is a novel line extension that has been approved by the European Medicines Agency for the treatment of patients with follicular lymphoma and diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. This study aimed to evaluate in-use stability data of MabThera subcutaneous drug-product solution in single-use syringes for subcutaneous administration according to the European Medicines Agency guideline...
May 2015: International Journal of Pharmaceutical Compounding
S Walzer, S Era, A Profico, M Canciani, M Farina, C Ponzetti
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2015: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
S Walzer, S Era, A Profico, M Canciani, M Farina, C Ponzetti
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2015: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
Zdeněk Adam, Jarmila Kissová, Luděk Pour, Marta Krejčí, Eva Ševčíková, Renata Koukalová, Zdeňka Čermáková, Marta Černá, Zdeněk Král, Jiří Mayer
Waldenströms macroglobulinemia which was manifested by muscle pain and anemia. The female patient had suffered from back pain for about 3 years before she came to our clinic. In the last year pain in the muscles of the upper and lower extremities developed in addition to back pain. This led to the suspicion of polymyositis. However this was not confirmed by a special examination. The patient was diagnosed with clearly established infiltration of lympho-plasmacytic lymphoma and 10.8 g/l of type IgM monoclonal immunoglobulin in the bone marrow...
September 2015: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
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Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (Wegener's granulomatosis) and microscopic polyangiitis are two types of rapidly fatal necrotizing vasculitis. The standard induction therapy consists of cyclophosphamide (an immunosuppressant) plus a corticosteroid. This treatment significantly prolongs survival but has burdensome adverse effects. After an induction phase lasting 3 to 6 months, cyclophosphamide is replaced by another immunosuppressant such as azathioprine for 2 to 5 years in order to prevent relapse. There is no consensus on an alternative treatment for patients who cannot receive cyclophosphamide...
June 2015: Prescrire International
Minoru Tada, Ken-ichiro Tatematsu, Akiko Ishii-Watabe, Akira Harazono, Daisuke Takakura, Noritaka Hashii, Hideki Sezutsu, Nana Kawasaki
In response to the successful use of monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) in the treatment of various diseases, systems for expressing recombinant mAbs using transgenic animals or plants have been widely developed. The silkworm (Bombyx mori) is a highly domesticated insect that has recently been used for the production of recombinant proteins. Because of their cost-effective breeding and relatively easy production scale-up, transgenic silkworms show great promise as a novel production system for mAbs. In this study, we established a transgenic silkworm stably expressing a human-mouse chimeric anti-CD20 mAb having the same amino acid sequence as rituximab, and compared its characteristics with rituximab produced by Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells (MabThera®)...
2015: MAbs
Wei Guo, Wenxian Zhang, Chunshui Liu, Yuanyuan Song, Ou Bai
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to determine the HBV infection status of 135 patients with DLBCL (diffuse large B cell lymphoma), to analyze the overall survival (OS) and progression-free survival (PFS) of the different HBV infection status groups, and to discuss the relationship between HBV serological test results and the prognosis of DLBCL patients. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed of the clinical data, HBV serological test results, and PFS/OS of 135 DLBCL patients who were initially diagnosed and treated with more than 3 cycles of an R-CHOP/CHOP/CHOP-like regimen at our center from January 1, 2008 to December 31, 2012...
2015: PloS One
Željka Škunca, Mara Domimis, Ana Plninc-Peraica, Branimir Jakšić
Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is classified as lymphoma and various entities using the gene expression of proteins are classified into three groups. The aim of this study was to clarify the clinical, biological, immunophenotypic and cytogenetic features of DLBCL with translocation t (14; 18) and 8q24/c-MYC. Eleven DLBCL patients with dual translation were monitored during the 2000-2009 period. The characteristics of these patients included morphological, immunohistochemical and cytogenetic analysis...
June 2014: Acta Medica Croatica: C̆asopis Hravatske Akademije Medicinskih Znanosti
C von Frenckell, P Delanaye
Three recently published randomized studies have demonstrated the efficacy of rituximab in the induction and maintenance therapy of ANCA vasculitis. This is a major advance since these types of vasculitis entail a high morbity and mortality.
February 2015: Revue Médicale de Liège
J Meissner, D Tichy, V Katzke, T Kühn, S Dietrich, T Schmitt, M Ziepert, E Kuhnt, T Rixecker, M Zorn, M Witzens-Harig, M Pfreundschuh, A D Ho
BACKGROUND: Chemotherapy-associated ovarian damage comprises not only infertility, but also premature menopause. The latter has been reported as a consequence of alkylating chemotherapy for breast cancer or Hodgkin's lymphoma. In this study, we assessed the long-term impact of CHOP (cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, and prednisone)-like regimens on ovarian function in patients with aggressive non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Long-term survivors after CHOP or CHOP plus etoposide (CHOEP) treatment within the Mabthera International Trial or the NHL-B1 trial of the German NHL Study Group were requested to respond to a questionnaire and to consent to blood sampling for hormone assessment...
August 2015: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
Zdeněk Adam, Petr Szturz, Renata Koukalová, Zdeněk Řehák, Luděk Pour, Marta Krejčí, Lenka Šmardová, Michal Eid, Pavlína Volfová, Zdeňka Čermáková, Leoš Křen, Filip Sokol, Ivo Hanke, Eva Michalková, Zdeněk Král, Jiří Mayer
We describe a case of multicentric Castleman disease with generalized lymphadenopathy and splenomegaly, accompanied by typical B symptoms - loss of 15 kg, fever of non-infectious origin, night sweats, symptoms of anemia. Histological examination of the nodes with the highest accumulation of fluorodeoxyglucose, taken from mediastinum by thoracoscopy, revealed plasmocellular type of Castleman disease. Tests for HIV and human herpesvirus 8 (HHV-8) were negative. Three recurrences of herpes zoster indicating an alteration of immunity preceded the dia-gnosis of disease...
March 2015: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
Gustavo Savino, Sergio Petroni, Laura Balia, Carmela G Caputo, Remo Battendieri, Francesco d'Alò, Emilio Balestrazzi
PURPOSE: To assess ocular and orbital structure by ocular echography and magnetic resonance imaging, fluoroangiography, indocyanine green angiography, and optical coherence tomography before and after therapy with rituximab (Mabthera) and chlorambucil in a patient with concurrent intraorbital and intraocular lymphoma and diplopia. METHODS: A 69-year-old man referred blurred vision and proptosis in his left eye associated with diplopia. Best-corrected visual acuity was 0...
2013: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
Filip De Keyser, Ilse Hoffman, Patrick Durez, Marie-Joëlle Kaiser, Rene Westhovens
OBJECTIVE: Our study reports the results of the MIRA (MabThera In Rheumatoid Arthritis) registry, set up to collect data about clinical usage, patient profile, and retention of rituximab (RTX) treatment in daily clinical practice in Belgium. METHODS: Patients with active rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who failed at least 1 anti-tumor necrosis factor (anti-TNF) treatment were included in our study between November 2006 and October 2011. At baseline, demographics, medication, disease history, disease activity, rheumatoid factor (RF), and anticyclic citrullinated peptide antibodies (anti-CCP) status were recorded...
September 2014: Journal of Rheumatology
Gustavo Savino, Remo Battendieri, Andrea Siniscalco, Erika Mandarà, Antonino Mulè, Gianluigi Petrone, Salvatore Traina, Monica Riso
To analyze the clinical and histopathological effects of low doses of intraorbital and intralesional Rituximab (RTX) in three patients affected by idiopathic orbital inflammatory syndrome (IOIS). Three patients with IOIS were enrolled, all of whom underwent lesion biopsy to confirm the diagnosis, complete blood examinations (thyroid function tests, complete blood cell count, fasting blood glucose, liver and renal function tests, erythrocyte sedimentation rate, serum ACE, C-reactive protein, rheumatoid factor, antinuclear antibody, antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody, serum IGg4 level tests) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)...
January 2015: Rheumatology International
Partha Sarathi Roy, Shiji John, Sadashiv Karankal, Sadhana Kannan, Preeti Pawaskar, Jayanta Gawande, Bhausaheb Bagal, Navin Khattry, Manju Sengar, Hari Menon, Sumeet Gujral, Reena Nair
BACKGROUND: Rituximab (Mabthera™) have been in use in India since 2000. A biosimilar molecule of rituximab (Reditux™) was approved in India in 2007. This retrospective audit was done to compare the efficacy and safety of Mabthera™ with Reditux™. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We reviewed the charts of 223 adult diffuse large B-cell lymphoma patients who had received cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine and prednisolone with rituximab chemotherapy. Tumor recurrence, survival and toxicities experienced during chemotherapy were obtained from the patient charts...
October 2013: Indian Journal of Medical and Paediatric Oncology
Anne M Ryan, Sharon A Sokolowski, Chee-Keng Ng, Norimitsu Shirai, Mark Collinge, Amy C Shen, Joshua Arrington, Zaher Radi, Thomas R Cummings, Stephen A Ploch, Sarah A Stephenson, Niraj K Tripathi, Susan I Hurst, Gregory L Finch, Michael W Leach
Comparative nonclinical studies were conducted with the proposed biosimilar PF-05280586 and rituximab-EU (MabThera®). In side-by-side analyses, peptide maps and complement-dependent cytotoxicity assay results were similar. Sexually-mature cynomolgus monkeys were administered PF-05280586 or rituximab-EU as a single dose of 0, 2, 10, or 20 mg/kg on day 1 and observed for 92 days (single-dose study) or as 5 weekly injections of 0 or 20 mg/kg and necropsied on day 30, the day after the 5th dose, or on day 121 (repeat-dose study)...
October 2014: Toxicologic Pathology
Laurent Frenzel
Since its approved by HAS in 1998, the use of rituximab increases every year. Marketed in France under the name MabThera, rituximab is used primarily in the treatment of B-cell malignancies including follicular lymphoma, diffuse large B-cell lymphoma and chronic lymphocytic leukemia and corresponding to the three main indications for treatment. However, given its action on B cells, rituximab also proves to be effective in rheumatoid arthritis. By extension as anti-B-cell, rituximab is actually used in other autoimmune diseases: in autoimmune cytopenias as idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura and hemolytic anemia, in vasculitis, or multiple sclerosis, it is also used in organ transplantation as kidney in prophylaxy to rejection and treatment of EBV-mediated complications...
December 2013: La Revue du Praticien
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