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Ming Gao, Weihua Zhang, Waiou Zhao, Ling Qin, Fei Pei, Yang Zheng
RATIONALE: Hypereosinophilic syndrome (HES) is a rare disease characterized by hypereosinophilia and its ensuing organ damage. Cardiac involvement is divided into 3 chronological stages: an acute necrotic stage; a thrombus formation stage; and a fibrotic stage. Infiltration of the myocardium by eosinophilic cells followed by endomyocardial fibrosis is known as "Loeffler endocarditis." PATIENT CONCERNS: We report a case of a 60-year-old man diagnosed with left-sided restrictive cardiomyopathy...
March 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Francesca Re, Ilenia Manfra, Filomena Russo, Caterina Plenteda, Angelica Spolzino, Elena Follini, Maria Gullo, Claudia Romano, Maria Cristina Baroni, Franco Aversa
Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) is a rare, life-threatening blood disorder characterized by intravascular hemolysis, thrombosis and bone marrow failure. Acute kidney injury, including acute renal failure, have been reported in patients with PNH. We report the case of a 36-year-old male patient with PNH who developed acute kidney injury following an infection of undetermined diagnosis. Although hemolysis was initially controlled and renal function stabilized following packed red blood cell transfusion and empirical levofloxacin and prednisone, he later experienced recurrent episodes of hemolysis and hematuria requiring monthly red blood cell support...
March 2018: Oxford Medical Case Reports
Eric P Hoffman, Valerie Riddle, Maxime A Siegler, Daniel Dickerson, Miroslav Backonja, William G Kramer, Kanneboyina Nagaraju, Heather Gordish-Dressman, Jesse M Damsker, John M McCall
BACKGROUND: Glucocorticoid drugs are highly effective anti-inflammatory agents, but chronic use is associated with extensive pharmacodynamic safety concerns that have a considerable negative impact on patient quality of life. PURPOSE: Vamorolone (VBP15) is a first-in-class steroidal multi-functional drug that shows potent inhibition of pro-inflammatory NFkB pathways via high-affinity binding to the glucocorticoid receptor, high affinity antagonism for the mineralocorticoid receptor, and membrane stabilization properties...
March 7, 2018: Steroids
Anna Maria Mangano, Massimiliano Pacilio, Pasquale Ialongo, Alessandro Semprebene, Guido Ventroni, Lucio Mango
Here, we present the case of a 64-year-old male patient diagnosed with castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) with bone metastasis, treated with abiraterone prednisone/prednisolone in combination with223 Ra-dichloride therapy, who had remission and a subsequent relapse of bone metastasis on repeated bone scans after therapy. We also discuss the possibility of continuing the223 Ra-dichloride therapy over the six planned administrations by administering other cycles at the same dose or at higher doses, if shown to be devoid of a significant increase in side effects, based on dosimetry considerations...
February 27, 2018: Diagnostics
Bernhard Josef Eigl, Kim Chi, Dongsheng Tu, Sebastien J Hotte, Eric Winquist, Christopher M Booth, Christina Canil, Kylea Potvin, Richard Gregg, Scott North, Muhammad Zulfiqar, Susan Ellard, Joseph Dean Ruether, Lyly Le, A Saranya Kakumanu, Mohammad Salim, Alison L Allan, Harriet Feilotter, Ashley Theis, Lesley Seymour
Background: Pelareorep is an oncolytic virus with activity in many cancers including prostate. It has in vitro synergism with microtubule-targeted agents. We undertook a clinical trial evaluating pelareorep in mCRPC patients receiving docetaxel. Patients and Methods: In this randomized, open-label phase II study, patients received docetaxel 75mg/m2 on day 1 of a 21-day cycle and prednisone 5mg twice daily, in combination with pelareorep (arm A) or alone (arm B)...
January 30, 2018: Oncotarget
Can Chen, Kuang Chen, Xilian Huang, Kaile Wang, Shenxian Qian
The current study presents the case of a 9-year-old Chinese boy who presented with eosinophilia and elevated serum levels of immunoglobulin G4 (IgG4). A bone marrow puncture identified an elevated eosinophil rate of 23% (normal range, <5%), which indicated eosinophilia. However, gene analysis, fluorescent in situ hybridization and other examinations, including bone marrow aspiration, blood routine, auto-antibody tests and parasitic and allergens screening, contradicted a diagnosis of secondary or clonal eosinophilia...
March 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Anita Vallacha, Ghulam Haider, Wiky Raja, Dinesh Kumar
OBJECTIVE: To determine the remission rate in adolescent and young adult (AYA) patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: Department of Oncology, Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC), Karachi from January, 2016 to March, 2017. METHODOLOGY: Adolescent and young adult (AYA) patients aged 15-39 years, newly diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia from January, 2016 to March, 2017...
February 2018: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
Solomiya Grushchak, Cossette Joy, Arielle Gray, Dan Opel, Jodi Speiser, Jeave Reserva, Rebecca Tung, Scott E Smith
RATIONALE: Blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasm (BPDCN), derived from precursors of plasmacytoid dendritic cells, is a rare and aggressive malignancy with frequent cutaneous involvement. Although cutaneous lesions are often chemosensitive, BPDCN portends a poor prognosis as most patients relapse after developing drug resistance. PATIENT CONCERNS: We report a case of a 65-year-old man who presented with a rapidly enlarging hyperpigmented plaque on his shoulder with subsequent similarly appearing macules and plaques on his chest, back, and neck...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Dogan Nasi R Binici, Ali Karaman, Ozge Timur, Pi Nar Tosun Tasar, Ahmet Veli Sanibas
Primary lymphomas of the bone or skeletal muscle are rare. Three mechanisms of lymphomatous involvement of the muscle have been described, namely direct invasion from adjacent involved lymph nodes or bone, metastatic spread and, least commonly, primary muscle lymphoma. We herein present a rare case of primary mucle non-Hodgkin lymphoma with a description if the associated clinicopathological findings and a review of the relevant literature. A 41-year-old female patient was referred to our hospital with a painful mass in the right lower extremity...
January 2018: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
Pedro A de Alarcon, Katherine K Matthay, Wendy B London, Arlene Naranjo, Sheena C Tenney, Jessica A Panzer, Michael D Hogarty, Julie R Park, John M Maris, Susan L Cohn
Purpose: No previous clinical trial has been conducted for patients with neuroblastoma associated opsoclonus myoclonus ataxia syndrome (OMA), and current treatment is based on case reports. To evaluate the OMA response to prednisone and risk-adapted chemotherapy and determine if the addition of intravenous gammaglobulin (IVIG) further improves response, the Children's Oncology Group designed a randomized therapeutic trial. Patient and Methods: Eligible subjects were randomized to receive twelve cycles of IVIG (IVIG+) or no IVIG (NO-IVIG) in addition to prednisone and neuroblastoma risk-adapted chemotherapy...
January 2018: Lancet Child & Adolescent Health
Kenta Ogawa, Jiro Ito, Daichi Fujimoto, Mari Morita, Yuko Yoshizumi, Koichi Ariyoshi, Keisuke Tomii, Nobuyuki Katakami
Immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) have demonstrated efficacy against various types of cancers. In addition to immune-related adverse events (irAEs) induced by ICIs, exacerbation of baseline autoimmune disease has been occasionally reported. This is the first report of autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA) exacerbated by pembrolizumab. An 82-year-old Japanese male was diagnosed with lung adenocarcinoma 2 years ago. The patient had chronic anemia with positive direct and indirect Coombs test prior to initiating pembrolizumab therapy at a nearby hospital...
January 16, 2018: Investigational New Drugs
Zdeněk Adam, Jana Skřičková, Milan Krtička, Zdeněk Řehák, Renata Koukalová, Andrea Šprláková, Marta Krejčí, Luděk Pour, Zdenka Adamová, Eva Pourová, Zdeněk Král
After elimination of infectious causes, neoplastic causes and the systemic autoimmune disease of connective tissue, a patient with high fevers over 39 °C was diagnosed with Stills disease. High doses of prednisone led to resolution of symptoms, however after reducing the doses of prednisone to 15 mg, high fevers over 39 °C returned, as well as joint pains. The high doses of prednisone led to decompensation of diabetes mellitus even with 4 daily insulin dosages. Therefore it was proceeded to regular subcutaneous administration of anakinra once a day...
2018: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
Kim N Chi, Andrew Protheroe, Alfredo Rodríguez-Antolín, Gaetano Facchini, Henrik Suttman, Nobuaki Matsubara, Zhangqun Ye, Bhumsuk Keam, Ronaldo Damião, Tracy Li, Kelly McQuarrie, Bin Jia, Peter De Porre, Jason Martin, Mary B Todd, Karim Fizazi
BACKGROUND: In the LATITUDE trial, addition of abiraterone acetate plus prednisone to androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) improved overall survival compared with placebos plus ADT in patients with newly diagnosed, high-risk, metastatic castration-naive prostate cancer. Understanding the effects of treatments on patient-reported outcomes (PROs) and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) is important for treatment decisions; therefore we aimed to analyse the effects of ADT plus abiraterone acetate and prednisone versus ADT plus placebos on PROs and HRQOL in patients in the LATITUDE study...
February 2018: Lancet Oncology
Ya-Jun Yang, Zhu Zhu, Dong-Tao Wang, Xin-le Zhang, Yu-Yu Liu, Wen-Xiu Lai, Yu-Lin Mo, Jin Li, Yan-Long Liang, Zhuo-Qing Hu, Yong-Jie Yu, Liao Cui
Glucocorticoid (GC)-induced osteoporosis (GIO) is characterized by impaired bone formation, which can be alleviated by tanshinol, an aqueous polyphenol isolated from Salvia miltiorrhiza Bunge. In this study we investigated the molecular mechanisms underlying GC-induced modulation of osteogenesis as well as the possibility of using tanshinol to interfere with GIO. Female SD rats aged 4 months were orally administered distilled water (Con), prednisone (GC, 5 mg·kg-1·d-1), GC plus tanshinol (Tan, 16 mg·kg-1·d-1) or GC plus resveratrol (Res, 5 mg·kg-1·d-1) for 14 weeks...
January 11, 2018: Acta Pharmacologica Sinica
Rossella De Luca, Renato Patrizio Costa, Vincenzo Tripoli, Alessandra Murabito, Giuseppe Cicero
BACKGROUND/AIM: Prostate cancer frequently causes bone metastases and skeletal events that impair quality of life (QoL) and survival. The alpha emitter radium-223 is a new drug that improves treatment in men with castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) and bone metastases. Our aim was to evaluate the effectiveness of radium-223. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: In this retrospective study we enrolled 48 subjects. Pain reduction, alkaline phosphatase (ALP), time to first symptomatic skeletal event, and QoL were the variables we evaluated...
December 15, 2017: Oncology
L L Davis, K R Hume, T Stokol
Acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) is an uncommon, rapidly progressive neoplasm in dogs. The aim of this retrospective study was to characterize the clinical presentation, haematologic findings, diagnostic imaging results, treatment and survival time of a contemporary cohort of dogs with AML. Diagnosis was based on >20% blasts in bone marrow or blood identified as myeloid based on morphologic findings, flow cytometric immunophenotyping and cytochemical staining. Medical records of 35 dogs diagnosed with AML from 2007 to 2015 were included...
December 14, 2017: Veterinary and Comparative Oncology
Zheng Li, Lulin Wang, Jin Wei, Liguo Zhu, Xisheng Weng, Jin Jin, Hong Xiao, Jun Zhang, Heming Wang, Guantong Shi, Lingpeng Pei, Fangde Zou, Wanqiang Zhang, Tianzun Tao, Xin Dong
About 1 in 3 people suffer from bone and joint disease, which is a disease of bone and cartilage cells. Osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH) is a typical example of bone and joint disease involving bone cell necrosis. Osteonecrosis of the femoral head leads to the occurrence of premature osteoarthritis of the hip and collapse of the cartilage cells, and there is currently no effective drug treatment available. In order to study the effects of "bone-strengthening pill" (BSP) on the repair of bone and cartilage cells, we investigated the potential effects of the herbal mixture BSP in an animal model of avascular necrosis of the femoral head and in patients...
November 14, 2017: Oncotarget
Neal D Shore, Ronald F Tutrone, Neil F Mariados, Luke T Nordquist, Bryan A Mehlhaff, Karyn J Steere, Stacey S Harrelson
BACKGROUND: Multiple castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) therapies are approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration. Radium-223 dichloride (Ra-223) with abiraterone acetate plus prednisone have different mechanisms of action and distinct off-target side-effect profiles. We prospectively investigated their combined safety, tolerability, and patient-reported outcome measures. PATIENTS AND METHODS: eRADicAte, an investigator-initiated, phase II trial, studied 31 patients with metastatic CRPC, from 5 United States uro-oncology research sites...
November 7, 2017: Clinical Genitourinary Cancer
Zuzana Žilinská, Ivana Dedinská, Ján Breza, Ludovít Laca
INTRODUCTION: The Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes Clinical Practice Guidelines on the management of bone disease in patients with chronic kidney disease recommend periodic measurement of serum calcium, phosphorus, vitamin D, and parathyroid hormone levels after kidney transplantation, with the frequencies that will vary according to the severity of bone disease and graft function. Paricalcitol, a selective vitamin D receptor activator, is indicated in the prevention and treatment of secondary hyperparathyroidism...
November 2017: Iranian Journal of Kidney Diseases
Nader Kim El-Mallawany, Peter Wasswa, Idah Mtete, Mercy Mutai, Christopher C Stanley, Mary Mtunda, Mary Chasela, Atupele Mpasa, Stella Wachepa, William Kamiyango, Jimmy Villiera, Peter N Kazembe, Parth S Mehta
The majority of African children with cancer die without access to resources. We describe efforts to build a public treatment program with curative intent for childhood cancer in Lilongwe, Malawi despite severe limitations in diagnostic and therapeutic resources. We retrospectively analyzed a cohort of childhood cancer patients at Kamuzu Central Hospital from 12/2011-6/2013. Consistently available chemotherapeutic agents were limited to cyclophosphamide, vincristine, doxorubicin, bleomycin, methotrexate, and prednisone...
August 2017: Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
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