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gemcitabine, renal failure

John Fredy Nieto-Ríos, Mónica Zuluaga-Quintero, Lina Maria Serna Higuita, Cristian Ivan García Rincón, Kenny Mauricio Galvez-Cárdenas, Catalina Ocampo-Kohn, Arbey Aristizabal-Alzate, Adriana Alejandra Florez-Vargas, Gustavo Adolfo Zuluaga-Valencia
Gemcitabine is a medication used to treat various types of malignant neoplasms. Its association with hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) has been described in few cases, although these cases have resulted in mortality rates of at least 50%. We report on the case of a 25-year-old patient with cholangiocarcinoma in remission who developed microangiopathic hemolytic anemia with acute anuric renal failure after receiving 5 cycles of gemcitabine chemotherapy; this condition was consistent with HUS caused by the side effects of this drug...
June 2016: Jornal Brasileiro de Nefrologia: ʹorgão Oficial de Sociedades Brasileira e Latino-Americana de Nefrologia
Tamás Kullmann, Tamás Pintér, Zsolt Szepesvári, Noémi Kránitz, Stéphane Culine
The case of a 54-year-old woman is presented. She underwent right sided unilateral nephrectomy for metastatic bilateral renal tumour of the Bellini collecting ducts. Progression of the contralateral tumour resulted in acute complete anuric renal failure. Haemodialysis was started along with palliative gemcitabine (1000 mg/m(2))-cisplatine (70 mg/m(2)) chemotherapy. In parallel, renal function was improving and dialysis could be stopped at the end of the chemotherapy line comprising 6 cycles. Half a year later the patient was lost of uncontrolled local and pulmonary progression...
March 13, 2016: Orvosi Hetilap
Linda Cerbone, Cora N Sternberg, Lisa Sengeløv, Mads Agerbaek, Carla Van Herpen, Sandrine Marreaud, Sandra Collette, Jianping Zhang, Gedske Daugaard
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: Lapatinib is a potent HER1 and HER2 inhibitor. Gemcitabine-cisplatin (GC) is a standard chemotherapy regimen for advanced/metastatic bladder cancer. This phase I study examined the safety of lapatinib in combination with GC in patients with bladder cancer. The primary aim was to determine the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) of lapatinib in combination with GC. METHODS: A 3 + 3 dose escalation protocol was used with lapatinib at 750, 1,000 and then 1,250 mg...
2016: Oncology
Guillermo de Velasco, Cesar Munoz, Juan M Sepulveda, Daniel Castellano
The overall survival for patients with advanced papillary renal carcinoma (RCC) is still limited. Although multikinase inhibitors have recently been developed for clear cell carcinoma, response rates in other histology non-clear cell RCC are poor and patients often face dose-limiting toxicities which lead to a reduction in prognosis and treatment success. We present a patient with hereditary leiomyomatosis and RCC (HLRCC), showing a sustained response for more than 12 months to gemcitabine-bevacizumab therapy after failure tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) and mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) therapies...
March 2015: Canadian Urological Association Journal, Journal de L'Association des Urologues du Canada
A-C Toffart, S Belaiche, D Moro-Sibilot, S Couraud, L Sakhri
INTRODUCTION: Renal failure in patients with lung cancer may be multifactorial: related to the patients and their comorbidities, direct tumor compression or the toxicity of cancer treatments and other associated medications. This literature review is intended to describe the state of knowledge regarding the nephrotoxicity of treatments used in thoracic oncology. FINDINGS: The majority of chemotherapy treatments are potentially nephrotoxic. Cisplatin and pemetrexed exhibit mainly renal tubular toxicity, while vascular renal impairment is found with gemcitabine and bevacizumab...
December 2014: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires
Alan T Sheyman, Kenneth J Wald, Patricia J Pahk, K Bailey Freund
PURPOSE: To report a case of presumed gemcitabine-induced retinopathy and nephropathy. METHODS: Case Report. Retrospective chart review. RESULTS: A 64-year-old woman with a recent diagnosis of metastatic cholangiocarcinoma presented with progressive visual loss and renal failure shortly after the initiation of a chemotherapy regimen which included gemcitabine. Clinical examination and fluorescein angiography showed findings of severe retinal ischemia...
2014: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
Haruhito Azuma, Teruo Inamoto, Kiyoshi Takahara, Hayahito Nomi, Hajime Hirano, Naokazu Ibuki, Hiroshi Uehara, Kazumasa Komura, Koichiro Minami, Taizo Uchimoto, Kenkichi Saito, Tomoaki Takai, Naoki Tanda, Kazuhiro Yamamoto, Yoshihumi Narumi, Satoshi Kiyama
PURPOSE: We investigated the effect of balloon occluded arterial infusion of an anticancer agent (cisplatin/gemcitabine), used concomitantly with hemodialysis, which delivers an extremely high concentration of anticancer agent to the tumor site without systemic adverse effects, along with concurrent radiation (referred to as the Osaka Medical College regimen) in patients with advanced bladder cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 329 patients (TisN0 16, T2N0 174, T3N0 77, T4N0 22 and TxN+ 40) were assigned to receive the Osaka Medical College regimen...
February 2015: Journal of Urology
Jeanne Held-Warmkessel
A patient being treated for metastatic adenocarcinoma of the pancreas presents to the clinic for a routine appointment. A complete blood count reveals hemoglobin of 6.5 g/dl and a platelet count of 30,000 K/mm3 thought to be from the last of many doses of gemcitabine. On assessment, the only complaint was fatigue with no evidence of bleeding or other abnormal physical findings other than pallor. Past medical history includes hypertension managed with three antihypertensive agents. Additional laboratory tests reveal elevated blood urea nitrogen (69 mg/dl), creatinine (2...
September 2014: Oncology Nursing Forum
Linghui Lu, Yanni Lou, Huangying Tan
Cases of chemotherapy-induced pancreatitis are rarely reported and among those diagnosed, the majority are mild and self-limiting. However, no previous cases of fulminant acute pancreatitis (FAP) induced by chemotherapeutic agents have been reported. The current study presents a case of FAP in a 62-year-old female on gemcitabine and capecitabine therapy. The patient was admitted to the China-Japan Friendship Hospital (Beijing, China) with the symptoms of acute pancreatitis two days after the completion of the first cycle of chemotherapy...
September 2014: Oncology Letters
Thomas J Vogl, Martin Kreutzträger, Tatjana Gruber-Rouh, Katrin Eichler, Nour-Eldin A Nour-Eldin, Stephan Zangos, Nagy N N Naguib
PURPOSE: To evaluate safety, feasibility and overall survival rates for transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) alone or combined with MR-guided laser-induced-thermotherapy (LITT) in liver metastases of non-colorectal and non-breast cancer origin. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Included were patients with unresectable non-colorectal non-breast cancer liver metastases with progression under systemic chemotherapy. Excluded were patients with Karnofsky score ≤ 70, respiratory, renal and cardiovascular failure, and general TACE contraindications...
October 2014: European Journal of Radiology
Jung Hyun Lee, Sung Gu Kang, Seung Tae Kim, Seok Ho Kang, In Keun Choi, Young Je Park, Sang Chul Oh, Deuk Jae Sung, Jae Hong Seo, Jun Cheon, Sang Won Shin, Yeul Hong Kim, Jun Suk Kim, Kyong Hwa Park
PURPOSE: There is no established standard second-line chemotherapy for patients with advanced or metastatic urothelial carcinoma (UC) who failed gemcitabine and cisplatin (GC) chemotherapy. This study was conducted in order to investigate the efficacy and toxicity of modified methotrexate, vinblastine, doxorubicin, and cisplatin (MVAC) in patients with metastatic UC previously treated with GC. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 28 patients who received modified MVAC between November 2004 and November 2012...
April 2014: Cancer Research and Treatment: Official Journal of Korean Cancer Association
Haruhito Azuma, Teruo Inamoto, Kiyoshi Takahara, Hayahito Nomi, Hajime Hirano, Naokazu Ibuki, Hiroshi Uehara, Kazumasa Komura, Koichiro Minami, Taizo Uchimoto, Kenkichi Saito, Tomoaki Takai, Naoki Tanda, Kazuhiro Yamamoto, Yoshihumi Narumi, Satoshi Kiyama
We have developed a novel bladder preservation therapy for patients with muscle-invasive bladder cancer and lymph node metastasis: balloon-occluded arterial infusion (BOAI) of cisplatin/gemcitabine, with concomitant hemodialysis and irradiation [the so-called 'OMC (Osaka Medical College) regimen']. The OMC regimen delivers an extremely high concentration of anticancer agent to the site of the tumor, as well as the pelvic area, without causing any adverse systemic effects. In this study, we investigated the efficiency of the OMC regimen in 34 patients who underwent BOAI with cisplatin (100, 200 or 300 mg) along with 60 Gy of irradiation; patients who failed to achieve CR underwent secondary BOAI with gemcitabine (1,600 mg)...
June 2014: International Journal of Oncology
Hye Won Lee, Moon Jae Chung, Huapyong Kang, Heun Choi, Youn Jeong Choi, Kyung Joo Lee, Seung Woo Lee, Seung Hyuk Han, Jin Seok Kim, Si Young Song
Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) is a rare thrombotic complication characterized by a triad of microangiopathic hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenia, and acute renal failure. HUS may be caused by several different conditions, including infection, malignancy, and chemotherapeutic agents, such as mitomycin, cisplatin, and most recently, gemcitabine. The outcome of gemcitabine-induced HUS is poor, and the disease has a high mortality rate. This study reports a case of gemcitabine-induced HUS in a patient with pancreatic cancer in Korea...
January 2014: Gut and Liver
Ping-Ying Chang, Ming-Shen Dai, Ching-Liang Ho, Nai-Shun Yao
PURPOSE: There is no optimal dosing schedule of gemcitabine (GEM) and cisplatin (CDDP) combination for cancer patients with renal failure (RF) on hemodialysis (HD). The purpose of this study was to share our experience of using GEM and CDDP in such patients. METHODS: The starting dose of GEM was defined based on single-agent treatment of two cancer patients with RF. Between November 2006 and June 2009, 4 RF cancer patients on HD received a GEM and CDDP combination chemotherapy (CDDP 30mg/m(2) on days 1, 8, 15 and GEM 600mg/m(2) on day 15; repeated every 28 days)...
October 2013: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
Danilo Galizia, Erica Palesandro, Anna Maria Nuzzo, Ymera Pignochino, Sandra Aliberti, Massimo Aglietta, Giovanni Grignani
Leiomyosarcoma represents about 24% of all soft tissue sarcomas and can originate from retroperitoneum, uterus, or extremities. Adequate local control may be achieved with surgery and radiotherapy. In the presence of unresectable metastases either doxorubicin- or gemcitabine-based chemotherapy is the standard of treatment. Nevertheless, prognosis remains poor regardless of the selected chemotherapy regimen, and new effective therapeutic agents for patients with advanced leiomyosarcoma are needed. Trabectedin, a promising new DNA-damaging agent with a mechanism of action that is different from that of traditional alkylating agents, is approved in Europe for the treatment of patients with advanced soft tissue sarcoma, after failure of anthracyclines and ifosfamide, or who are unsuited to receive these agents and in combination with pegylated liposomal doxorubicin (PLD) for the treatment of patients with relapsed platinum-sensitive ovarian cancer...
2013: Oncology Research
Patrick J Mansky, Dawn B Wallerstedt, Timothy S Sannes, Jamie Stagl, Laura Lee Johnson, Marc R Blackman, Jean L Grem, Sandra M Swain, Brian P Monahan
PURPOSE: European Mistletoe (Viscum album L.) extracts (mistletoe) are commonly used for cancer treatment in Europe. This phase I study of gemcitabine (GEM) and mistletoe in advanced solid cancers (ASC) evaluated: (1) safety, toxicity, and maximum tolerated dose (MTD), (2) absolute neutrophil count (ANC) recovery, (3) formation of mistletoe lectin antibodies (ML ab), (4) cytokine plasma concentrations, (5) clinical response, and (6) pharmacokinetics of GEM. METHODS: HASH(0x38b6bd8) DESIGN: increasing mistletoe and fixed GEM dose in stage I and increasing doses of GEM with a fixed dose of mistletoe in stage II...
2013: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
Jorge Vega, Christian Parodi, Gonzalo P Méndez, Helmuth Goecke
Gemcitabine is a widely used drug in the treatment of advanced pancreatic cancer and other malignancies. It is generally well tolerated and exceptionally its use has been associated with hemolytic-uremic syndrome, causing acute kidney injury, hypertension, chronic renal failure requiring dialysis, and death. We report a 60-year-old man with pancreatic carcinoma and regional lymph node invasion, whom after four months of therapy with gemcitabine and after dose number 11, suddenly developed an acute nephritic syndrome with moderate renal impairment, associated with severe anemia (hemoglobin 6...
June 2013: Revista Médica de Chile
Yu Nishijima, Haruhiko Hirata, Aiko Himeno, Hiroshi Kida, Masanori Matsumoto, Ryo Takahashi, Yasushi Otani, Kouji Inoue, Izumi Nagatomo, Yoshito Takeda, Takashi Kijima, Isao Tachibana, Yoshihiro Fujimura, Atsushi Kumanogoh
A 61-year-old woman with recurrent non-small cell lung cancer presented with thrombocytopenia, microangiopathic hemolytic anemia, neurological abnormalities, renal failure and a fever that appeared during chemotherapy with gemcitabine and bevacizumab. She was diagnosed with drug-induced thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP). After the discontinuation of chemotherapy, the administration of recombinant human soluble thrombomodulin and fresh-frozen plasma rapidly ameliorated the TTP. Hypertension preceded the onset of TTP and required the administration of quadruple therapy on admission...
2013: Internal Medicine
Ryo Kameda, Tomoko Ando, Satoshi Kobayashi, Makoto Ueno, Shinichi Ohkawa
OBJECTIVE: Before the ABC-02 trial, because there was no standard chemotherapy for patients with advanced biliary tract cancer, we treated them with gemcitabine alone. However, recently cisplatin plus gemcitabine became the standard first-line chemotherapy. We assessed the benefits of gemcitabine plus cisplatin chemotherapy after failed gemcitabine monotherapy. METHODS: We retrospectively examined patients with advanced biliary tract cancer who were treated with gemcitabine plus cisplatin chemotherapy after failed gemcitabine monotherapy...
June 2013: Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology
Deiter J Duff, Shadi Haddadin, Carl Freter, Chris Papageorgiou
We report a case of tumor lysis syndrome (TLS) in a patient with gallbladder carcinoma. TLS has not been reported in association with this type of tumor. TLS typically occurs in cases of highly proliferative hematological malignancies and small cell carcinoma. Two factors that may have contributed to TLS in this case include multifactorial mild acute renal failure shortly before the administration of chemotherapy and the aggressive morphology of the gallbladder carcinoma, which was a poorly differentiated sarcomatoid variant...
April 2013: Oncology Letters
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