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Kim Heang Ly, François Dalmay, Guillaume Gondran, Sylvain Palat, Holy Bezanahary, Anne Cypierre, Anne-Laure Fauchais, Eric Liozon
Although a glucocorticoid (GC)-sparing strategy is needed for patients with giant cell arteritis (GCA) suffering from refractory disease or serious treatment-related complications, evidence of efficacy in this setting of immunosuppressive drugs and biotherapies is lacking. Herein, we evaluated the GC-sparing effects and tolerability of addition of dapsone (DDS) to prednisone therapy in patients with GCA. We retrospectively assessed data on 18 GCA patients who received DDS as a first-line treatment (DDS-1 group) and 52 patients who received it as a second- or third-line treatment for refractory GCA, with or without excessive GC-related toxicity (DDS-2 group)...
October 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Che-Kai Tsao, John Sfakianos, Bobby Liaw, Kiev Gimpel-Tetra, Margaret Kemeny, Linda Bulone, Mohammad Shahin, William Kyu Oh, Matthew David Galsky
LESSONS LEARNED: The safety and activity findings of abiraterone acetate plus prednisone treatment in black men with mCRPC were similar to results from previously conducted studies with largely white populations.Poor trial accrual continues to be a challenge in black men with mCRPC and further efforts are needed to address such underrepresentation. BACKGROUND: Self-identified black men have higher incidence and mortality from prostate cancer in the United States compared with white men but are dramatically underrepresented in clinical trials exploring novel therapies for metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC)...
October 14, 2016: Oncologist
Xiaoning Wang, Pengcheng He, Caili Guo, Chunhong Sun, Mei Zhang
INTRODUCTION: To investigate the safety and efficacy of the combination regimen vincristine, cyclophosphamide, melphalan or mitoxantrone and prednisone (VCMP) plus thalidomide as first-line induction therapy for newly diagnosed multiple myeloma (MM). METHODS: Three hundred and ninety-six symptomatic, newly diagnosed MM patients were treated with VCMP plus thalidomide in our hospital for the past 11 years, and clinical data of these patients were retrospectively analyzed...
October 14, 2016: Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology
Guillemette Fouquet, Francesca Gay, Eileen Boyle, Sara Bringhen, Alessandra Larocca, Thierry Facon, Xavier Leleu, Antonio Palumbo
Multiple myeloma (MM) is a disease of the elderly, with a median age at diagnosis of approximately 70 years old, and more than 30 % of patients aged >75 years. This latter and very elderly population is going to significantly rise in the near future given the increase in life expectancy in Western countries, and, most importantly, global health status of elderly patients is improving, justifying appropriate treatments. Changes in treatment paradigm from the old melphalan-prednisone regimen used since the 1970s to its use as a backbone in a nontransplant setting since the late 1990s have highlighted different subgroups in elderly MM...
2016: Cancer Treatment and Research
Stéphanie Fontaine Carbonnel, Pascal Rippert, Isabelle Poirot, Dominique Gachet, Capucine de Lattre, Carole Vuillerot
OBJECTIVE: Since 2005, in France, corticosteroid therapy is now widely used in Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). This treatment has changed our practice of pediatric rehabilitation teams. We describe here our 10-year clinical experience in treating DMD patients by CS according to international guidelines i.e. prednisone 0.75mg/kg/day started from the plateau of motor function. MATERIALS/PATIENTS AND METHODS: We conducted a prospective study. Information was given on the expected effects and side effects...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Abhinav Goyal, Moiz Salahuddin, Yogesh Govil
A 31-year-old female with a history of lupus nephritis on Hydroxychloroquine, Prednisone, and Mycophenolate Mofetil (MMF) for 10 years presented to the hospital for ankle swelling. On day four, she started to have severe, nonbloody, watery diarrhea with abdominal distension and tenderness. Stool PCR was negative for C. difficile. CT abdomen/pelvis showed gaseous distension of the colon without any obstruction. Flexible sigmoidoscopy revealed a normal looking mucosa. Histopathology showed crypt atrophy and increased crypt apoptosis, consistent with MMF colitis...
2016: Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
Gwenaëlle Gravis, François Audenet, Jacques Irani, Marc-Olivier Timsit, Philippe Barthelemy, Philippe Beuzeboc, Aude Fléchon, Claude Linassier, Stéphane Oudard, Xavier Rebillard, Pierre Richaud, Morgan Rouprêt, Antoine Thiery Vuillemin, Sébastien Vincendeau, Laurence Albiges, François Rozet
Data from the literature support with strong evidence the addition of docetaxel to androgen-deprivation therapy (ADT) for men with metastatic prostate cancer, and starting therapy for the first time. A meta-analysis of three randomized controlled trials showed a significant improvement of overall survival when ADT was combined with docetaxel when compared to ADT alone (HR=0.77; 95% CI: 0.68-0.87; p<0.0001). Consequently, combination therapy should be considered presently as the new standard of care, using 6 cycles of docetaxel, without prednisone...
September 10, 2016: Cancer Treatment Reviews
Nahid Tabibzadeh, François Glowacki, Marie Frimat, Vincent Elsermans, François Provôt, Arnaud Lionet, Viviane Gnemmi, Alexandre Hertig, Christian Noël, Marc Hazzan
BACKGROUND: Despite long-term side effects, calcineurin inhibitors (CNI) remain a cornerstone of immunosuppression in renal transplantation. Few trials assessed the long-term outcome after early CNI withdrawal. METHODS: This intention-to-treat study assessed the 10-year outcome of 108 patients randomly converted from a cyclosporine (CsA)-mycophenolate mofetil (MMF)-prednisone regimen to a dual therapy (CsA-prednisone or MMF-prednisone) at 3 months postgraft. RESULTS: At 10 years, 3...
September 13, 2016: Clinical Transplantation
Angelika Bickel, Irene Koneth, Annette Enzler-Tschudy, Jörg Neuweiler, Lukas Flatz, Martin Früh
BACKGROUND: Pembrolizumab is an anti- Programmed Death 1 (PD-1) antibody approved in melanoma, non-small cell lung cancer and investigated in malignant pleural mesothelioma. The most frequent immunotherapy related autoimmune reactions include dermatitis, pneumonitis, colitis, hypophysitis, uveitis, hypothyreodism, hepatitis and interstitial nephritis. CASE PRESENTATION: We describe a 62-year old patient diagnosed with malignant pleural mesothelioma who experienced ten days after the second dose of third line therapy with pembrolizumab sudden onset of generalized edema including legs and eyelids and weight gain of 15 kg resulting from nephrotic syndrome and acute renal failure...
2016: BMC Cancer
Magalie P Tardy, Lauris Gastaud, Annick Boscagli, Frederic Peyrade, Andrea Gallamini, Antoine Thyss
The patients with refractory Hodgkin lymphoma have a poor prognosis. The nivolumab, an IgG4 monoclonal antibody inhibiting the program death 1 pathway has recently demonstrated its efficacy and its safety in patients with heavily pretreated refractory Hodgkin lymphoma. The side effects of this immunotherapy include autoimmune-like syndromes. A 75-year-old woman with no significant comorbidities was treated by nivolumab (3 mg/kg every 2 wk) as a third-line treatment for refractory Hodgkin lymphoma. A clinical response was observed with the first injection of nivolumab, with a reduction in superficial lymph nodes...
August 19, 2016: Hematological Oncology
Yong-Jian Ma, Hou-De Zhang, Chuang-Hong Wu, Guo-Liang Zhu, Yong-Qiang Ji, Jia-Liang Huang, Li-Tao Du, Ping Cao, De-Yue Zang, Kun-Mei Ji
Hemolytic anemia is a major side effect of ribavirin antiviral treatment for chronic hepatitis C. Ribavirin dose reduction may compromise the antiviral response and erythropoietin can take several weeks to alleviate anemia. The purpose of the present study was to screen potentially protective drugs against ribavirin-induced hemolytic anemia in a rabbit model, using our modified CO breath test for measuring erythrocyte (RBC) lifespan, the gold standard diagnostic index of hemolysis. Fifteen rabbits were divided randomly into five groups (N  =  3/group): one vehicle control group, one ribavirin (only)-treated (RBV) group, and three groups initially treated with ribavirin only, followed by a combination of ribavirin with prednisone (RBV  +  Pred), polyene phosphatidyl choline (RBV  +  PPC), or reduced glutathione (RBV  +  GSH)...
2016: Journal of Breath Research
L Durcan, M Petri
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) continues to have important morbidity and accelerated mortality despite therapeutic advances. Targeted therapies offer the possibility of improved efficacy with fewer side effects. Current management strategies rely heavily on nonspecific immunosuppressive agents. Prednisone, in particular, is responsible for a considerable burden of later organ damage. There are a multitude of diverse mechanisms of disease activity, immunogenic abnormalities and clinical manifestations to take into consideration in SLE...
September 2016: Lupus
Roger A Levy, Guilherme R de Jesús, Nilson R de Jesús, Evandro M Klumb
The crucial issue for a better pregnancy outcome in women with autoimmune rheumatic diseases is appropriate planning, with counseling of the ideal timing and treatment adaptation. Drugs used to treat rheumatic diseases may interfere with fertility or increase the risk of miscarriages and congenital abnormalities. MTX use post-conception is clearly linked to abortions as well as major birth defects, so it should be stopped 3months before conception. Leflunomide causes abnormalities in animals even in low doses...
October 2016: Autoimmunity Reviews
Tianxiang Cui, Xinwei Diao, Xiewan Chen, Shaojiang Huang, Jianguo Sun
BACKGROUND: Sorafenib is the standard first-line therapy for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and probably ectopic hepatocellular carcinoma (EHCC) as well. No report involves a side effect of delayed high fever of sorafenib. This manuscript describes a case of EHCC in the thoracic and abdominal cavities, who showed a delayed high fever and maculopapules during sorafenib treatment. CASE PRESENTATION: The patient is a 63-year-old Chinese male with advanced EHCC, taking sorafenib 400 mg twice daily...
2016: BMC Cancer
Sohaib Aleem, Bharat Kumar, Mary Beth Fasano, Elizabeth Takacs, Antoine Emile Azar
BACKGROUND: Eosinophilic cystitis is a rare inflammatory disorder characterized by eosinophilic infiltration of all layers of the urinary bladder wall. Due to lack of consensus and potential for side effect from various therapeutic options, treatment of the disease is often challenging. CASE PRESENTATION: A 64-year old woman with hypertensive nephropathy resulting in stage III chronic kidney disease, obstructive sleep apnea, and obstructive lung disease presented with a 4 month history of dysuria, urgency, frequency, and persistent hematuria...
2016: World Allergy Organization Journal
Antonio Di Zazzo, Maryam Tahvildari, George J Florakis, Reza Dana
PURPOSE: To report the ocular manifestations of phospholipase-Cγ2-associated antibody deficiency and immune dysregulation (PLAID). METHODS: Case report and literature review. RESULTS: A 21-year-old woman diagnosed with PLAID was referred for evaluation of repeated episodes of ocular inflammation resulting in bilateral peripheral corneal pannus with episcleritis and corneal scarring accompanied by systemic manifestations including epidermolysis bullosa and interstitial lung disease...
July 20, 2016: Cornea
Jorge Vega, Mario Santamarina
Erdheim-Chester disease (ECD) is a rare non-Langerhans histiocytic disorder. We report a 76-years-old man who suffered a cardiac tamponade secondary to ECD. A pericardial window was made and during the operation the surgeons observed that the myocardium was diffusely infiltrated. Twenty-eight months before, ECD was clinically diagnosed and prednisone and methotrexate were prescribed. Due to disease progression which culminated in the cardiac tamponade, methotrexate was changed to sirolimus aiming to obtain plasma levels between 5-8 ng/ml...
March 2016: Revista Médica de Chile
A-S Boureau, P de Faucal, O Espitia, L De Decker, C Agard
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this bicentric retrospective study was to describe the use of azathioprine in giant cell arteritis, and to appreciate its corticosteroid-sparing effect in glucocorticoid-dependent patients or with severe glucocorticoid related side effects. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of patients diagnosed with giant cell arteritis between 2000 and 2011 in two departments of internal medicine. Only the patients treated with azathioprine were included in this study...
May 31, 2016: La Revue de Médecine Interne
Eva Lemmenmeier, Barbara Gaus, Patrick Schmid, Matthias Hoffmann
BACKGROUND: Skin side effects during interferon-alpha and ribavirin treatment are common, but autoimmune dermatosis triggered by interferon-alpha is rare. We describe a case of erythrodermia from exacerbated psoriasis during the treatment of acute hepatitis C with pegylated-interferon-alpha and ribavirin. The incidence of psoriasis in this circumstance is unknown and only 36 cases are described in the literature, of which only one describes an erythrodermic psoriasis flare. CASE PRESENTATION: A 50-years old healthy white man presented with the complaints of headache, muscle pain, appetite loss, yellow skin complexion and fatigue...
2016: BMC Dermatology
Natasja H J Van Veen, Peter G Nicholls, W Cairns S Smith, Jan Hendrik Richardus
BACKGROUND: Leprosy causes nerve damage that can result in nerve function impairment and disability. Corticosteroids are commonly used for treating nerve damage, although their long-term effect is uncertain. This is an update of a review first published in 2007, and previously updated in 2009 and 2011. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of corticosteroids on nerve damage in leprosy. SEARCH METHODS: On 16 June 2015, we searched the Cochrane Neuromuscular Specialised Register, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL Plus, and LILACS...
2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
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