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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626543/cerebral-stroke-in-a-teenage-girl-with-paroxysmal-nocturnal-hemoglobinuria
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Francesco Gervasi, Lucia D'Amelio, Antonino Trizzino, Fabrizia Ferraro, Delia Russo, Giuseppe Santangelo, Francesca Cardella, Angela Trizzino, Floriana Di Marco, Piero Farruggia
We report a case of paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) in a 14 year-old girl presenting a cerebral arterial thrombosis. The initial diagnosis was carential anemia due to menarche following identification of slight macrocytic anemia, leucopenia and mild thrombocytopenia at routine blood analysis. The child was eventually referred to a children's hospital after the onset of progressive fatigue, anorexia and paleness. Severe anemia (hemoglobin 6 g/dL) with negative Coombs test, mild leucopenia (white blood cells 4...
June 1, 2017: Hematology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625341/efficacy-and-toxicity-of-metronomic-chemotherapy-in-metastatic-breast-cancer-egyptian-experience
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Marwa Mahmoud Hussein, Rabab Mohamed Gaafar, Ahmed Mostafa Abdel-Warith, Wafaa Abdallah Ahmed, Nasr Mohamed Ali Allahloubi, Salem Eid Salem, Ibrahem Mohamed Abdel-Salam
BACKGROUND: Metronomic chemotherapy (MC) has shown efficacy in patients with metastatic breast cancer (MBC). We therefore tested the efficacy and toxicity of MC in pretreated MBC. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This prospective phase II study included 50 patients with heavily pretreated MBC who received MC in the form of continuous oral cyclophosphamide 50 mg/day and oral methotrexate 2.5 mg twice per day on days 1 and 2 every week. The primary end point was progression-free survival (PFS), whereas the secondary end points were response rate, overall survival (OS), and safety...
May 8, 2017: Clinical Breast Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577033/impact-of-acute-hematological-toxicity-on-treatment-interruptions-during-cranio-spinal-irradiation-in-medulloblastoma-a-tertiary-care-institute-experience
#3
Narendra Kumar, Raviteja Miriyala, Pragyat Thakur, Renu Madan, Pravin Salunke, Budhi Yadav, Ankita Gupta
To analyze treatment interruptions due to acute hematological toxicity in patients of medulloblastoma receiving cranio-spinal irradiation (CSI). Prospectively collected data from case records of 52 patients of medulloblastoma treated between 2011 and 2014 was evaluated. Blood counts were monitored twice a week during CSI. Spinal irradiation was interrupted for patients with ≥grade 2 hematological toxicity and resumed after recovery to grade 1 level (TLC >3000; platelet count >75,000). Treatment interruptions and hematological toxicity were analyzed...
June 2, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567196/cytopenias-among-art-naive-patients-with-advanced-hiv-disease-on-enrolment-to-care-and-treatment-services-at-a-tertiary-hospital-in-tanzania-a-cross-sectional-study
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Daniel W Gunda, Kahamba G Godfrey, Semvua B Kilonzo, Bonaventura C Mpondo
BACKGROUND: HIV/AIDS causes high morbidity and mortality through both immunosuppression and complications not directly related to immunosuppression. Haematological abnormalities, including various cytopenias, occur commonly in HIV through immune and non-immune pathways. Though these complications could potentially cause serious clinical implications, published literature on the magnitude of this problem and its associated factors in Tanzania is scarce. This study aimed at determining the prevalence and risk factors of HIV-associated cytopenias among ART-naive patients enrolling for care and treatment services at Bugando Care and Treatment Centre (CTC) in Mwanza, Tanzania...
March 2017: Malawi Medical Journal: the Journal of Medical Association of Malawi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538415/network-meta-analysis-of-chinese-herbal-injections-combined-with-the-chemotherapy-for-the-treatment-of-pancreatic-cancer
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Dan Zhang, Jiarui Wu, Shi Liu, Xiaomeng Zhang, Bing Zhang
BACKGROUND: This study sought to use a network meta-analysis to assess the effectiveness and safety of Chinese herbal injections (CHIs) combined with the chemotherapy for the treatment of pancreatic cancer. METHODS: Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) regarding CHIs to treat pancreatic cancer were searched in PubMed, the Cochrane library, Embase, the China National Knowledge Infrastructure Database (CNKI), the Wan-Fang Database, the Chinese Scientific Journals Full-text Database (VIP), and the Chinese Biomedical Literature Database (SinoMed) up to November 2016...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516890/tocilizumab-in-the-treatment-of-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-in-real-clinical-practice-results-of-an-italian-observational-study
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Roberto Caporali, Luca Idolazzi, Stefano Bombardieri, Gianfranco Ferraccioli, Roberto Gerli, Marco Govoni, Marco Matucci Cerinic, Giovanni Pomponio, Fausto Salaffi, Rossella Tirri, Francesca Benaglio, Laura Bianchino, Piercarlo Sarzi-Puttini
OBJECTIVES: To describe the effectiveness and safety of tocilizumab (TCZ), an interleukin-6 receptor inhibitor, in a cohort of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) recruited in clinical practice. METHODS: TRUST was an observational study in RA patients who started treatment with TCZ in the 6 months prior to site activation and were still on treatment at start of study; patients were followed up to 12 months after the first TCZ infusion. RESULTS: 322 RA patients were enrolled in 59 Italian centres (mean age: 55...
May 8, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493175/treatment-for-lupus-nephritis-an-overview-of-systematic-reviews-and-meta-analyses
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REVIEW
Yuehong Chen, Jianhong Sun, Kun Zou, Yuan Yang, Gang Liu
The aim is to systematically review the treatment for lupus nephritis (LN) by performing an overview of systematic reviews and meta-analyses. Electronic databases of OVID MEDLINE, OVID EMBASE, and Cochrane Library were searched to identify published systematic reviews and meta-analyses investigating treatments for LN up to 13 July 2016. A measurement tool to assess systematic reviews (AMSTAR) was used to assess the quality of included studies. Totally, 24 studies were included. Of the eligible studies, 3 studies were rated as poor quality, 11 as moderate, and 10 as good...
May 10, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470355/association-of-nudt15-c-415c-t-allele-and-thiopurine-induced-leukocytopenia-in-asians-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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A L Zhang, J Yang, H Wang, J L Lu, S Tang, X J Zhang
BACKGROUND: Thiopurines, commonly used to treat autoimmune conditions and cancer, can be limited by life-threatening leucopenia. However, whether NUDT15 (nucleoside diphosphate-linked moiety X-type motif 15) is associated with thiopurine-induced leucopenia in Asians is controversial. METHODS: Relevant studies in English that were published until July 10, 2016 were identified through PubMed, EMbase, and other web knowledge databases. Study quality was assessed according to the Newcastle-Ottawa Scale (NOS) criteria...
May 3, 2017: Irish Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466686/pre-operative-hyperfractionated-concurrent-radiochemotherapy-for-locally-advanced-rectal-cancers-a-phase-ii-clinical-study
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Adam Idasiak, Katarzyna Galwas-Kliber, Katarzyna Behrendt, Iwona Wziętek, Mariusz Kryj, Ewa Stobiecka, Ewa Chmielik, Rafał Suwiński
OBJECTIVE: The study was prospectively designed as a single-arm, single-institution prospective trial of pre-operative concomitant hyperfractionated radiotherapy (HART) with co-administration of chemotherapy based on 5-fluorouracil (5FU) in patients with T2/N+ or T3/any N resectable mid-low primary rectal cancer. The aim of the study was to assess the safety and efficacy of accelerated HART with concurrent 5FU-based chemotherapy in patients with locally advanced rectal cancer. METHODS: Patients with resectable locally advanced (≥T3 or N+) rectal cancer were eligible...
June 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450313/enteric-coated-mycophenolate-sodium-versus-azathioprine-in-patients-with-active-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-a-randomised-clinical-trial
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Josep Ordi-Ros, Luis Sáez-Comet, Mercedes Pérez-Conesa, Xavier Vidal, Francesca Mitjavila, Antoni Castro Salomó, Jordi Cuquet Pedragosa, Vera Ortiz-Santamaria, Montserrat Mauri Plana, Josefina Cortés-Hernández
OBJECTIVE: To compare the efficacy and safety of enteric-coated mycophenolate sodium (EC-MPS) versus azathioprine (AZA) in patients with active systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) disease. METHODS: A multicentre, 24-month, superiority, open-label, randomised controlled trial (NCT01112215) was conducted with 240 patients (120 per arm) receiving either EC-MPS (target dose: 1440 mg/day) or AZA (target dose: 2 mg/kg/day) in addition to prednisone and/or antimalarials...
April 27, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446732/docetaxel-versus-docetaxel-plus-cisplatin-for-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-clinical-trials
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REVIEW
Ang Li, Zhi-Jian Wei, Han Ding, Hao-Shuai Tang, Heng-Xing Zhou, Xue Yao, Shi-Qing Feng
OBJECTIVE: To compare the activity, efficacy and toxicity of docetaxel versus docetaxel plus cisplatin in patients with non-small-cell lung cancer. METHODS: A literature search was performed in the EMBASE, Medline, Cochrane Library, Web of Science, China National Knowledge Internet, Wan-fang databases. The trials that were found were then evaluated for eligibility. The Cochrane Collaboration's Review Manager software was used to perform the meta-analyses. RESULTS: Nine clinical trials including 1257 patients were included...
April 13, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439738/prospective-open-uncontrolled-phase-i-study-to-define-a-well-tolerated-dose-of-oral-artesunate-as-add-on-therapy-in-patients-with-metastatic-breast-cancer-artic-m33-2
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Cornelia von Hagens, Ingeborg Walter-Sack, Maren Goeckenjan, Julia Osburg, Brigitte Storch-Hagenlocher, Serkan Sertel, Michael Elsässer, Bjoern Andrew Remppis, Lutz Edler, Judith Munzinger, Thomas Efferth, Andreas Schneeweiss, Thomas Strowitzki
PURPOSE: The antimalarial drug artesunate (ART) is a promising candidate for cancer treatment as it displays anticancer effects in various models. While in short-term treatment of malaria, an excellent safety profile has been found for ART, the potential long-term treatment of cancer patients demands a phase I dose-finding clinical trial determining the daily ART dose which would be well tolerated as add-on therapy. METHODS: Patients with metastatic breast cancer were to receive either 100 or 150 or 200 mg oral ART daily as add-on to their guideline-based oncological therapy for a study period of four weeks with frequent clinical and laboratory monitoring until 4-8 weeks thereafter...
April 24, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435400/neoadjuvant-sequential-chemoradiotherapy-versus-radiotherapy-alone-for-treatment-of-high-risk-extremity-soft-tissue-sarcoma-a-single-institution-experience
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Leyla Kılıç, Meltem Ekenel, Senem Karabulut, Fulya Ağaoğlu, Emin Darendeliler
AIM OF THE STUDY: Patients with large and high-grade extremity soft-tissue sarcoma are at significant risk for distant metastasis and sarcoma-related death. There is no randomized trial comparing chemoradiotherapy to radiotherapy in the neoadjuvant setting for high risk extremity soft-tissue sarcoma. The aim of this study is to evaluate the outcomes of patients treated with two different modalities (neoadjuvant sequential chemoradiotherapy vs. radiotherapy alone) in a single center. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Data of 67 patients were analyzed retrospectively...
2017: Contemporary Oncology Współczesna Onkologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434660/reduced-dose-radiotherapy-for-human-papillomavirus-associated-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-oropharynx-a-single-arm-phase-2-study
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Allen M Chen, Carol Felix, Pin-Chieh Wang, Sophia Hsu, Vincent Basehart, Jordan Garst, Phillip Beron, Deborah Wong, Michael H Rosove, Shyam Rao, Heather Melanson, Edward Kim, Daphne Palmer, Lihong Qi, Karen Kelly, Michael L Steinberg, Patrick A Kupelian, Megan E Daly
BACKGROUND: Head and neck cancers positive for human papillomavirus (HPV) are exquisitely radiosensitive. We investigated whether chemoradiotherapy with reduced-dose radiation would maintain survival outcomes while improving tolerability for patients with HPV-positive oropharyngeal carcinoma. METHODS: We did a single-arm, phase 2 trial at two academic hospitals in the USA, enrolling patients with newly diagnosed, biopsy-proven stage III or IV squamous-cell carcinoma of the oropharynx, positive for HPV by p16 testing, and with Zubrod performance status scores of 0 or 1...
June 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432050/prevalence-of-remission-and-its-effect-on-damage-and-quality-of-life-in-chinese-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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Chi Chiu Mok, Ling Yin Ho, Sau Mei Tse, Kar Li Chan
OBJECTIVES: To study the prevalence of remission and its effect on damage and quality of life (QOL) in Chinese patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). METHODS: Patients who fulfilled≥4 American College of Rheumatology criteria for SLE were identified. Their remission status at last clinic visits was determined by the European consensus criteria (complete/clinical remission ± immunosuppressive drugs). The increase in SLE damage index (SDI) in the preceding 5 years was compared between patients who were and were not in remission for ≥5 years...
April 21, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427152/radioligand-therapy-of-metastatic-prostate-cancer-using-177lu-psma-617-after-radiation-exposure-to-223ra-dichloride
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Hojjat Ahmadzadehfar, Stefanie Zimbelmann, Anna Yordanova, Rolf Fimmers, Stefan Kürpig, Elisabeth Eppard, Florian C Gaertner, Xiao Wei, Stefan Hauser, Markus Essler
Radioligand therapy with 177Lu-PSMA-617 is an innovative and effective therapy for castrate-resistant metastatic prostate cancer patients. For patients with symptomatic bone metastases without visceral metastases, the guidelines recommend radionuclide therapy with 223Ra-dichloride as a single therapeutic agent or in combination with hormone therapy. The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety of repeated cycles of 177Lu-PSMA-617 after exposure to more cycles of 223Ra. Forty-nine patients were treated with three cycles of Lu-PSMA-617 divided into two groups subjected to a history of therapy with 223Ra...
February 25, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412310/increased-seizure-susceptibility-and-other-toxicity-symptoms-following-acute-sulforaphane-treatment-in-mice
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Katarzyna Socała, Dorota Nieoczym, Edyta Kowalczuk-Vasilev, Elżbieta Wyska, Piotr Wlaź
Activation of Nrf2 with sulforaphane has recently gained attention as a new therapeutic approach in the treatment of many diseases, including epilepsy. As a plant-derived compound, sulforaphane is considered to be safe and well-tolerated. It is widely consumed, also by patients suffering from seizure and taking antiepileptic drugs, but no toxicity profile of sulforaphane exists. Since many natural remedies and dietary supplements may increase seizure risk and potentially interact with antiepileptic drugs, the aim of our study was to investigate the acute effects of sulforaphane on seizure thresholds and activity of some first- and second-generation antiepileptic drugs in mice...
July 1, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409015/use-of-slicc-criteria-in-a-large-diverse-lupus-registry-enables-sle-classification-of-a-subset-of-acr-designated-subjects-with-incomplete-lupus
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Teresa Aberle, Rebecka L Bourn, Hua Chen, Virginia C Roberts, Joel M Guthridge, Krista Bean, Julie M Robertson, Kathy L Sivils, Astrid Rasmussen, Meghan Liles, Joan T Merrill, John B Harley, Nancy J Olsen, David R Karp, Judith A James
OBJECTIVE: SLE is traditionally classified using the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) criteria. The Systemic Lupus International Collaborating Clinics (SLICC) recently validated an alternative system. This study examined large cohorts of subjects with SLE and incomplete lupus erythematosus (ILE) to compare the impact of ACR and SLICC criteria. METHODS: Medical records of subjects in the Lupus Family Registry and Repository were reviewed for documentation of 1997 ACR classification criteria, SLICC classification criteria and medication usage...
2017: Lupus Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382770/the-clinical-efficacy-and-adverse-effects-of-interferon-combined-with-matrine-in-chronic-hepatitis-b-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Xiaotong Wang, Haixiong Lin, Ren Zhang
Currently, many studies have demonstrated certain beneficial effects of interferon (IFN) combined with matrine (Mat) for chronic hepatitis B (CHB) in China. However, the evidence from these randomized control trials is still controversial. Therefore, the aim of this meta-analysis was to explore the efficacy and safety of Mat combined with IFN for CHB. We performed a systematic search of seven databases to identify all randomized controlled trials that treated CHB with IFN or IFN plus Mat from their start date to September 30, 2015...
June 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375199/stevens-johnson-syndrome-and-toxic-epidermal-necrolysis-in-childhood-onset-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-patients-a-multicenter-study
#20
Ana Paula Sakamoto, Clovis Artur Silva, Claudia Saad-Magalhães, Aline Nicácio Alencar, Rosa Maria Rodrigues Pereira, Katia Kozu, Cassia Maria Passarelli Lupoli Barbosa, Maria Teresa Terreri
OBJECTIVE: To assess Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) and toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) in a large population of childhood-onset systemic lupus erythematosus (cSLE) patients. METHODS: Multicenter study including 852 cSLE patients followed in Pediatric Rheumatology centers in São Paulo, Brazil. SJS was defined as epidermal detachment below 10% of body surface area (BSA), overlap SJS-TEN 10-30% and TEN greater than 30% of BSA. RESULTS: SJS and TEN was observed in 5/852 (0...
March 26, 2017: Acta Reumatológica Portuguesa
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