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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437150/cost-of-cancer-related-neutropenia-or-fever-hospitalizations-united-states-2012
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Eric Tai, Gery P Guy, Angela Dunbar, Lisa C Richardson
PURPOSE: Neutropenia and subsequent infections are life-threatening treatment-related toxicities of chemotherapy. Among patients with cancer, hospitalizations related to neutropenic complications result in substantial medical costs, morbidity, and mortality. Previous estimates for the cost of cancer-related neutropenia hospitalizations are based on older and limited data. This study provides nationally representative estimates of the cost of cancer-related neutropenia hospitalizations...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Oncology Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434836/retrograde-superselective-intra-arterial-chemotherapy-and-daily-concurrent-radiotherapy-for-t2-4n0-tongue-cancer-control-of-occult-neck-metastasis
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Shuhei Minamiyama, Kenji Mitsudo, Yuichiro Hayashi, Masaki Iida, Toshinori Iwai, Hideyuki Nakashima, Senri Oguri, Tomomichi Ozawa, Toshiyuki Koizumi, Makoto Hirota, Mitomu Kioi, Iwai Tohnai
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the therapeutic results and control of occult neck metastasis in patients with T2-4N0 oral tongue squamous cell carcinoma treated with retrograde superselective intra-arterial chemotherapy and daily concurrent radiotherapy. STUDY DESIGN: Forty-two patients with T2-4N0 tongue cancer (17 with late T2; 13 with T3; and 12 with T4a disease, M0) were treated with intra-arterial chemoradiotherapy. Treatment consisted of retrograde superselective intra-arterial chemotherapy (docetaxel 50-70 mg/m(2), cisplatin 125-175 mg/m(2)) and daily concurrent radiotherapy (50-70 Gy) for 5-7 weeks...
February 21, 2017: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429246/comparison-of-efficacy-and-safety-of-caspofungin-versus-micafungin-in-pediatric-allogeneic-stem-cell-transplant-recipients-a-retrospective-analysis
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Natalia Maximova, Giulia Schillani, Roberto Simeone, Alessandra Maestro, Davide Zanon
INTRODUCTION: The high morbidity and mortality associated with invasive fungal infections (IFIs) provide the rationale for antifungal prophylaxis in immuno-compromised pediatric patients undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). Caspofungin and micafungin are antifungal agents of interest for prophylaxis of IFIs because of their potency against Candida and minimal toxicity or interactions with other drugs. Few studies have demonstrated the safety and efficacy of such echinocandins as prophylaxis for IFIs in patients undergoing HSCT...
April 20, 2017: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424889/quality-of-life-with-biweekly-docetaxel-and-capecitabine-in-advanced-gastro-oesophageal-cancer
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E A Korkeila, T Salminen, R Kallio, M Mikkola, P Auvinen, S Pyrhönen, R Ristamäki
PURPOSE: This study aimed to evaluate the feasibility and tolerability of biweekly docetaxel with capecitabine as first-line treatment in advanced gastro-oesophageal cancer. METHODS: Fifty-three patients at median age of 61 years with advanced gastric cancer were included in this prospective, non-randomized, multicentre phase II trial to receive intravenous docetaxel 50 mg/m(2) on days 1 and 15, and oral capecitabine 1250 mg/m(2) every 12 h, on days 1-7 and 15-21 of each 28-day cycle...
April 20, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418211/cutting-costs-and-standardizing-care-once-per-cycle-complete-blood-count-monitoring-may-be-safe-for-patients-undergoing-platinum-based-chemotherapy
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Christine Garcia, Lauren Montemorano, Erin Saks, Linda R Duska, Leigh A Cantrell
AIM: The aim of this study was to evaluate whether frequency of complete blood count (CBC) testing during chemotherapy for gynecologic cancer impacts hospital admissions or rates of neutropenic fever. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was performed at a single academic institution. Patients undergoing platinum-based chemotherapy for endometrial or ovarian cancer from January 2010 to December 2014 were identified from a clinical database. Patients receiving dose-dense chemotherapy or on a clinical trial were excluded...
April 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397697/nab-paclitaxel-plus-either-gemcitabine-or-simplified-leucovorin-and-fluorouracil-as-first-line-therapy-for-metastatic-pancreatic-adenocarcinoma-afugem-gercor-a-non-comparative-multicentre-open-label-randomised-phase-2-trial
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Jean-Baptiste Bachet, Pascal Hammel, Jérôme Desramé, Aurélia Meurisse, Benoist Chibaudel, Thierry André, Philippe Debourdeau, Jérome Dauba, Thierry Lecomte, Jean-François Seitz, Christophe Tournigand, Thomas Aparicio, Véronique Guerin Meyer, Julien Taieb, Julien Volet, Amandine Monier, Franck Bonnetain, Christophe Louvet
BACKGROUND: Nab-paclitaxel plus gemcitabine has become a standard treatment regimen in patients with metastatic pancreatic adenocarcinoma; however, retrospective data suggest that gemcitabine might be inefficient in 50-60% of patients and thus not an optimum regimen in combination with nab-paclitaxel. We did a phase 2 trial to assess the activity and safety of a new regimen of nab-paclitaxel plus simplified leucovorin and fluorouracil. METHODS: We did a non-comparative, multicentre, open-label, randomised phase 2 trial in 15 hospitals and institutions in France...
May 2017: Lancet. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392207/elevated-clozapine-levels-associated-with-infection-a-systematic-review
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Scott R Clark, Nicola S Warren, Gajin Kim, David Jankowiak, Klaus Oliver Schubert, Steve Kisely, Tori Forrester, Bernhard T Baune, Dan J Siskind
Clozapine is the most effective anti-psychotic medication for treatment refractory schizophrenia. A growing number of case reports have linked infection to high clozapine levels and associated adverse outcomes. We present a systematic review of published cases to clarify the relationship between infection and elevated clozapine levels. The case reports were located through PubMed and Embase. In addition, 8 new cases from two Australian states were included. Demographics, psychiatric diagnoses and medical morbidities, medications, clinical symptoms, clozapine levels, inflammatory markers and final clinical outcome were extracted...
April 6, 2017: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376627/severe-acute-hepatitis-and-cold-agglutinin-related-hemolytic-anemia-secondary-to-prime-infection-with-epstein-barr-virus
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Guillermo Ontanilla Clavijo, Julia Praena Segovia, Álvaro Giráldez Gallego, María Elisa Cordero Matía, José Manuel Sousa Martín
Epstein-Barr virus, a member of the Herpesviridae family, is responsible for the infectious mononucleosis clinical syndrome, which mainly includes the pharyngitis, fever, and lymphadenopathy triad after incubation for 30-50 days. The liver is involved in 80-90% of patients in a self-limiting transient manner, with jaundice being much more uncommon (5%). From a hematological standpoint it may manifest aplastic anemia, neutropenia, and thrombocytopenia. We report a case of infectious mononucleosis that included severe acute hepatitis and was associated with severe hemolytic anemia secondary to cold agglutinins...
April 3, 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371256/infectious-complications-in-children-with-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-treated-with-the-taiwan-pediatric-oncology-group-protocol-a-16-year-tertiary-single-institution-experience
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Meng-Ju Li, Hsiu-Hao Chang, Yung-Li Yang, Meng-Yao Lu, Pei-Lan Shao, Chun-Min Fu, An-Kuo Chou, Yen-Lin Liu, Kai-Hsin Lin, Li-Min Huang, Dong-Tsamn Lin, Shiann-Tarng Jou
BACKGROUND: Infection is a major complication in pediatric patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia during chemotherapy. In this study, the infection characteristics were determined and risk factors analyzed based on the Taiwan Pediatric Oncology Group (TPOG) acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) protocol. PROCEDURE: We retrospectively reviewed fever events during chemotherapy in 252 patients treated during two consecutive clinical trials at a single institution between 1997 and 2012...
April 1, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366613/secular-trends-of-bloodstream-infections-during-neutropenia-in-15-181-haematopoietic-stem-cell-transplants-13-year-results-from-a-european-multicentre-surveillance-study-onko-kiss
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Maja Weisser, Christian Theilacker, Sarah Tschudin Sutter, Regina Babikir, Hartmut Bertz, Tim Götting, Markus Dettenkofer, Winfried V Kern, Andreas F Widmer
OBJECTIVES: Antibacterial resistance is emerging in patients undergoing haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) and most data on the epidemiology of bloodstream infections (BSI)-causing pathogens come from retrospective, single-centre studies. Aim of this study is to investigate trends in the epidemiology of BSI in HSCT recipients from a prospective multicentre cohort. METHODS: From 2002 to 2014 we investigated changes in the incidence of causative organisms of BSI during neutropenia among adult HSCT recipients...
March 30, 2017: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355465/clinical-considerations-in-the-early-treatment-of-invasive-mould-infections-and-disease
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Toine Mercier, Johan Maertens
Different therapeutic strategies for invasive fungal diseases have been explored, each with particular strengths and weaknesses. Broad-spectrum antifungal prophylaxis seems logical, but selective use is important due to its substantial disadvantages, including interference with diagnostic assays, selection for resistance, drug toxicity and drug-drug interactions. Antimould prophylaxis should be restricted to high-risk groups, such as patients undergoing intensive chemotherapy for acute myeloid leukaemia or myelodysplastic syndrome, allogeneic HSCT patients with prior invasive fungal infection, graft-versus-host-disease or extended neutropenia, recipients of a solid organ transplant, or patients with a high-risk inherited immunodeficiency...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353453/a-change-for-the-antibacterial-treatment-policy-to-decrease-carbapenem-consumption-at-a-haematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-centre
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Gõkhan Metan, Leylagül Kaynar, Nuran Yozgat, Ferhan Elmali, Cemile Altay Kürkçüoglu, Emine Alp, Mustafa Çetin
After experiencing a high rate of carbapenem-resistant Gram-negative bacilli infections in febrile neutropenic patients, a two-stage intervention was introduced in the haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) centre. During the first eight months of 2014, carbapenems remained the first choice for the empirical treatment of febrile neutropenia while the use of piperacillin/tazobactam (TZP) was encouraged in patients with stable clinical condition. When blood cultures were reported as negative and the patient was clinically stable the carbapenem/TZP treatment was stopped regardless of continuous fever and neutrophil count...
March 1, 2017: Le Infezioni in Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340281/high-ten-year-remission-rates-following-rituximab-fludarabine-mitoxantrone-and-dexamethasone-r-fnd-with-interferon-maintenance-in-indolent-lymphoma-results-of-a-randomized-study
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Loretta J Nastoupil, Peter McLaughlin, Lei Feng, Sattva S Neelapu, Felipe Samaniego, Fredrick B Hagemeister, Ana Ayala, Jorge E Romaguera, Andre H Goy, Eleanor Neal, Michael Wang, Luis Fayad, Michelle A Fanale, Yasuhiro Oki, Jason R Westin, Maria A Rodriguez, Fernando Cabanillas, Nathan H Fowler
We report a single-centre, randomized study evaluating the efficacy and safety of concurrent fludarabine, mitoxantrone, dexamethasone (FND) and rituximab versus sequential FND followed by rituximab in 158 patients with advanced stage, previously untreated indolent lymphoma, enrolled between 1997 and 2002. Patients were randomized to 6-8 cycles of FND followed by 6 monthly doses of rituximab or 6 doses of rituximab given concurrently with FND. All patients who achieved at least a partial response received 12 months of interferon (IFN) maintenance...
April 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314699/safety-and-tolerability-of-idelalisib-lenalidomide-and-rituximab-in-relapsed-and-refractory-lymphoma-the-alliance-for-clinical-trials-in-oncology-a051201-and-a051202-phase-1-trials
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Sonali M Smith, Brandelyn N Pitcher, Sin-Ho Jung, Nancy L Bartlett, Nina Wagner-Johnston, Steven I Park, Kristy L Richards, Amanda F Cashen, Anthony Jaslowski, Scott E Smith, Bruce D Cheson, Eric Hsi, John P Leonard
BACKGROUND: A new generation of biological and targeted agents might potentially replace traditional cytotoxic agents in lymphoma. Lenalidomide plus rituximab was felt to be a safe and promising backbone based on available data. Idelalisib is an oral phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase delta (PI3Kδ) inhibitor that has promising activity as a monotherapy in refractory indolent lymphomas. The primary objective of these two trials was to determine the maximum tolerated dose of lenalidomide in combination with rituximab and idelalisib in relapsed follicular and mantle cell lymphoma...
April 2017: Lancet Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288165/neutropenia-induced-by-high-dose-intravenous-benzylpenicillin-in-treating-neurosyphilis-does-it-really-matter
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Rui-Rui Peng, Juan Wu, Wei Zhao, Tengfei Qi, Mei Shi, Zhifang Guan, Haikong Lu, Fuquan Long, Zixiao Gao, Sufang Zhang, Pingyu Zhou
BACKGROUND: Prompt therapy with high-dose intravenous benzylpenicillin for a prolonged period is critical for neurosyphilis patients to avoid irreversible sequelae. However, life-threatening neutropenia has been reported as a complication of prolonged therapy with high doses of benzylpenicillin when treating other diseases. This study aimed to investigate the incidence, presentation, management and prognosis of benzylpenicillin-induced neutropenia in treating neurosyphilis based on a large sample of syphilis patients in Shanghai...
March 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286615/detection-of-legionella-pneumophila-in-urine-and-serum-specimens-of-neutropenic-febrile-patients-with-haematological-malignancies
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Nastaran Farzi, Zahra Abrehdari-Tafreshi, Omid Zarei, Leili Chamani-Tabriz
Background: Legionella pneumophila (L. pneumophila) is a gram-negative bacterium which causes ‎Legionnaires' disease as well as Pontiac fever. The Legionella infections in patients suffering from ‎neutropenia- as a common complication of cancer chemotherapy- can distribute rapidly. We ‎aimed to detect of L. pneumophila in haematological malignancy suffering patients with ‎neutropenic fever by targeting the (macrophage infectivity potentiator) mip gene. Subjects andMethods: Serum and ‎urine specimens were obtained from 80 patients and presence of mip gene of L...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Hematology-oncology and Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283014/-fungemia-and-septic-arthritis-caused-by-saprochaete-capitata-in-a-patient-with-fanconi-aplastic-anemia-a-case-report
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Ömür Mustafa Parkan, Mustafa Altay Atalay, Ayşe Nedret Koç, Çiğdem Pala, Gonca Aydemir, Leylagül Kaynar
Saprochaete capitata (formerly known as Blastoschizomyces capitatus, Trichosporon capitatum, Geotrichum capitatum) is a rare but emerging yeast-like fungus. It is commonly found in environmental sources and can be isolated from skin, gastrointestinal system and respiratory tract of healthy individuals as well. It mainly infects patients with hematological malignancies such as acute myeloid leukemia (AML), especially in the presence of neutropenia; and mortality rates are high in those patients. Although the data about the in vitro antifungal susceptibility are limited, it is being reported that amphotericin B and voriconazole are more effective on S...
January 2017: Mikrobiyoloji Bülteni
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270852/effects-of-honey-on-oral-mucositis-among-pediatric-cancer-patients-undergoing-chemo-radiotherapy-treatment-at-king-abdulaziz-university-hospital-in-jeddah-kingdom-of-saudi-arabia
#18
Soad K Al Jaouni, Mohammad S Al Muhayawi, Abear Hussein, Iman Elfiki, Rajaa Al-Raddadi, Saad M Al Muhayawi, Saad Almasaudi, Mohammad Amjad Kamal, Steve Harakeh
One of the most common complications of cancer chemotherapy is oral mucositis. This study evaluates the therapeutic effects of honey with the focus on grade III and IV oral mucositis, reduction of bacterial and fungal infections, duration of episodes of oral mucositis, and body weight in pediatric leukemic patients undergoing chemo/radiotherapy. This is an open labeled randomized controlled study conducted at our hospital on 40 pediatric cancer patients undergoing chemo/radiotherapy. All the 40 patients included in this study experienced a sum total of 390 episodes of fever and neutropenia associated with oral mucositis...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264648/a-phase-i-dose-escalation-study-of-selumetinib-in-combination-with-docetaxel-or-dacarbazine-in-patients-with-advanced-solid-tumors
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Patricia M LoRusso, Jeffrey R Infante, Kevin B Kim, Howard A Burris, Gregory Curt, Ugochi Emeribe, Delyth Clemett, Helen K Tomkinson, Roger B Cohen
BACKGROUND: The RAS/RAF/MEK/ERK pathway is constitutively activated in many cancers. Selumetinib (AZD6244, ARRY-142886) is an oral, potent and highly selective, allosteric MEK1/2 inhibitor with a short half-life that has shown clinical activity as monotherapy in phase I and II studies of advanced cancer. Preclinical data suggest that selumetinib may enhance the activity of chemotherapeutic agents. We assessed the safety, tolerability, and pharmacokinetics (PK) of selumetinib (AZD6244, ARRY-142886) in combination with docetaxel or dacarbazine in patients with advanced solid tumors...
March 6, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220379/pulmonary-mucormycosis-clinical-features-and-outcomes
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Erica Lin, Teng Moua, Andrew H Limper
PURPOSE: Mucormycosis encompasses a group of opportunistic fungal infections caused by Zygomycetes, order Mucorales. Mucormycosis can manifest as rhino-orbito-cerebral, pulmonary, gastrointestinal, cutaneous, and disseminated infections. Pulmonary mucormycosis is the second most common presentation. This manuscript characterizes the demographics, clinical presentation, diagnostic procedures, radiologic findings, therapeutic interventions, and outcome in pulmonary mucormycosis. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed clinical data of 35 patients with pulmonary mucormycosis from 2000 to 2015...
February 20, 2017: Infection
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