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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913881/phase-ii-trial-of-s-1-plus-leucovorin-in-patients-with-advanced-gastric-cancer-and-clinical-prediction-by-s-1-pharmacogenetic-pathway
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Ming-Ming He, Dong-Sheng Zhang, Feng Wang, Zi-Xian Wang, Shu-Qiang Yuan, Zhi-Qiang Wang, Hui-Yan Luo, Chao Ren, Miao-Zhen Qiu, Ying Jin, De-Shen Wang, Dong-Liang Chen, Zhao-Lei Zeng, Yu-Hong Li, Yang-Yang He, Yuan-Tao Hao, Pi Guo, Feng-Hua Wang, Yi-Xin Zeng, Rui-Hua Xu
BACKGROUND: The first one-arm phase II trial aimed to evaluate and predict efficacy and safety of S-1 plus oral leucovorin (S-1/LV) as first-line chemotherapy for patients with advanced gastric cancer (AGC), using S-1 pharmacogenetic pathway approach. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 39 patients orally took S-1 at conventional dose and LV simultaneously at a dose of 25 mg twice daily for a week, within a 2-week cycle. The primary endpoint was overall response rate (ORR), while the secondary endpoints were progression-free survival (PFS), time to failure (TTF), overall survival (OS), disease control rate (DCR), and adverse events (AEs)...
December 2, 2016: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907852/the-relevance-of-primary-tumour-location-in-patients-with-metastatic-colorectal-cancer-a-meta-analysis-of-first-line-clinical-trials
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Julian Walter Holch, Ingrid Ricard, Sebastian Stintzing, Dominik Paul Modest, Volker Heinemann
BACKGROUND: Retrospective subgroup analyses suggest that primary tumour location (PTL) has a prognostic importance and relates to response to targeted therapy. METHODS: We conducted a meta-analysis of first-line clinical trials available up to October 2016, which assessed the relevance of PTL in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC). Right- and left-sided colorectal cancers were differentiated (RC and LC). RESULTS: In 13 first-line randomised controlled trials and one prospective pharmacogenetic study, RC was associated with a significantly worse prognosis compared with LC (hazard ratio [HR] for overall survival: 1...
November 28, 2016: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900781/the-present-and-future-of-opioid-analgesics-in-small-animal-practice
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REVIEW
B T Simon, P V Steagall
Opioids are the cornerstone for the treatment of acute pain in small animal patients. This is primarily because of their remarkable safety profile, high efficacy, and benefit of reversibility. There have been some significant advances in our knowledge on opioid pharmacology and clinical usage in companion animal medicine. This review discusses the progression of opioid use in small animal practice providing current misconceptions and controversies in light of routes of administration. Potential targets for research and drug development and novel therapies are discussed in addition to the concepts of glial cell modulators, individual variability, and opioid tolerance and hyperalgesia...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892694/gene-polymorphism-profiles-of-drug-metabolising-enzymes-gstm1-gstt1-and-gstp1-in-an-argentinian-population
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Natalia Weich, Alejandro Roisman, Belén Cerliani, Hilda V Aráoz, Lilien Chertkoff, Silvina M Richard, Irma Slavutsky, Irene B Larripa, Ariela F Fundia
BACKGROUND: Glutathione S-transferases (GSTs) are drug-metabolising enzymes involved in biotransformation of carcinogens, drugs, xenobiotics and oxygen free radicals. Polymorphisms of GST genes contribute to inter-individual and population variability in the susceptibility to environmental risk factors, cancer predisposition and pharmacotherapy responses. However, data about GST variability in Argentina are lacking. AIM: The purpose was to determine the prevalence of GSTM1, GSTT1 and GSTP1 polymorphisms in the general population from a central region of Argentina and to perform inter-population comparisons...
November 28, 2016: Annals of Human Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889704/pharmacogenetic-studies-a-tool-to-improve-antidepressant-therapy
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Marta Ramos, Cecilia Berrogain, Julia Concha, Laura Lomba, Cristina Belén García, Mª Pilar Ribate
The World Health Organization (WHO) predicts that major depressive disorder (MDD) will be the second leading cause of death and disability by 2020. Nowadays, approximately 60-70% of patients with this disorder have shown the lack of effectiveness and tolerability of the therapy with antidepressants. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the European Medicine Agency (EMA) are including pharmacogenetic information in the labeling of several antidepressants. The presence of this information represents the relevance of genetic polymorphisms in drug response...
December 1, 2016: Drug Metabolism and Personalized Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878474/quantitative-assessment-of-cyp2c9-genetic-polymorphisms-effect-on-the-oral-clearance-of-s-warfarin-in-healthy-subjects
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Chanan Shaul, Simcha Blotnick, Mordechai Muszkat, Meir Bialer, Yoseph Caraco
BACKGROUND: Genetic polymorphisms in CYP2C9 account for 10-20% of the variability in warfarin dose requirement. As such CYP2C9 genetic polymorphisms are commonly included in algorithms aimed to optimize warfarin therapy as a way to account for variability in warfarin responsiveness that is due to altered pharmacokinetics. However, most of the currently available pharmacokinetic data were derived from studies among patients on chronic warfarin therapy and therefore suffer from the confounding effects of disease states and drug interactions...
November 22, 2016: Molecular Diagnosis & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878470/%C3%AE-2-agonists
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Charlotte K Billington, Raymond B Penn, Ian P Hall
History suggests β agonists, the cognate ligand of the β2 adrenoceptor, have been used as bronchodilators for around 5,000 years, and β agonists remain today the frontline treatment for asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The β agonists used clinically today are the products of significant expenditure and over 100 year's intensive research aimed at minimizing side effects and enhancing therapeutic usefulness. The respiratory physician now has a therapeutic toolbox of long acting β agonists to prophylactically manage bronchoconstriction, and short acting β agonists to relieve acute exacerbations...
November 23, 2016: Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875318/1846g-a-polymorphism-of-cyp2d6-gene-and-extrapyramidal-side-effects-during-antipsychotic-therapy-among-russians-and-tatars-a-pilot-study
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Dmitriy A Sychev, Irina S Burashnikova, Ruslan E Kazakov
BACKGROUND: Сytochrome P450 CYP2D6 activity affects antipsychotic therapy safety. 1846G>A (CYP2D6*4) polymorphism frequency varies among different ethnic groups. METHODS: We studied 1846G>A polymorphism in Tatar and Russian schizophrenic patients taking different antipsychotics and association of 1846G>A polymorphism and extrapyramidal disorders (EPD) frequency in schizophrenic patients on haloperidol monotherapy in daily doses up to 20 mg. RESULTS: Heterozygous 1846GA genotype frequency among Tatars was lower (23...
December 1, 2016: Drug Metabolism and Personalized Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865386/factors-associated-with-anti-tb-drug-induced-hepatotoxicity-and-genetic-polymorphisms-in-indigenous-and-non-indigenous-populations-in-brazil
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Melissa M Heinrich, Verônica M Zembrzuski, Marcos M Ota, Flavia P Sacchi, Raquel L F Teixeira, Pedro H Cabello Acero, Geraldo Marcelo Cunha, Reinaldo Souza-Santos, Julio Croda, Paulo C Basta
Anti-tuberculosis (TB) drugs are responsible for the occurrence of several adverse drug reactions (ADRs), including hepatotoxicity. The aim was to estimate the incidence of hepatotoxicity and its association with genetic polymorphisms and clinical-epidemiological factors by comparing indigenous and non-indigenous TB patients. We investigated clinical-epidemiological variables, serum levels of liver enzymes and NAT2, CYP2E1 and GSTM1 polymorphisms. A non-conditional logistic regression was used to identify the factors associated with hepatotoxicity...
December 2016: Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864592/evaluation-of-5-fluorouracil-degradation-rate-and-pharmacogenetic-profiling-to-predict-toxicity-following-adjuvant-capecitabine
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Michela Roberto, Adriana Romiti, Andrea Botticelli, Federica Mazzuca, Luana Lionetto, Giovanna Gentile, Ida Paris, Rosa Falcone, Maria Bassanelli, Francesca Romana Di Pietro, Concetta Elisa Onesti, Elisabetta Anselmi, Serena Macrini, Maurizio Simmaco, Paolo Marchetti
BACKGROUND: On account of the lack of predictive biomarkers of toxicity, we investigated whether polymorphisms of genes involved in fluoropyrimidine metabolism and 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) degradation rate were associated with outcomes of adjuvant capecitabine in patients with early stage gastrointestinal cancers. METHODS: Genotyping of DPYD GIVS14A, MTHFR C677T and A1298C SNPs were performed by pyro-sequencing technology. PCR analysis was used for genotyping TYMS-TSER...
November 18, 2016: European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864383/use-of-pharmacogenetic-information-in-the-treatment-of-cardiovascular-disease
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REVIEW
Kevin Friede, Josephine Li, Deepak Voora
BACKGROUND: In 1964, Robert A. O'Reilly's research group identified members of a family who required remarkably high warfarin doses (up to 145 mg/day, 20 times the average dose) to achieve appropriate anticoagulation. Since this time, pharmacogenetics has become a mainstay of cardiovascular science, and genetic variants have been implicated in several fundamental classes of medications used in cardiovascular medicine. CONTENT: In this review, we discuss genetic variants that affect drug response to 3 classes of cardiovascular drugs: statins, platelet P2Y12 inhibitors, and anticoagulants...
November 18, 2016: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864209/pharmacists-should-jump-onto-the-clinical-pharmacogenetics-train
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Julie A Johnson
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December 1, 2016: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864207/clinical-and-regulatory-considerations-in-pharmacogenetic-testing
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Robert N Schuck, Elizabeth Marek, Hobart Rogers, Michael Pacanowski
PURPOSE: Both regulatory science and clinical practice rely on best available scientific data to guide decision-making. However, changes in clinical practice may be driven by numerous other factors such as cost. In this review, we reexamine noteworthy examples where pharmacogenetic testing information was added to drug labeling to explore how the available evidence, potential public health impact, and predictive utility of each pharmacogenetic biomarker impacts clinical uptake. SUMMARY: Advances in the field of pharmacogenetics have led to new discoveries about the genetic basis for variability in drug response...
December 1, 2016: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864205/evidence-and-resources-to-implement-pharmacogenetic-knowledge-for-precision-medicine
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Kelly E Caudle, Roseann S Gammal, Michelle Whirl-Carrillo, James M Hoffman, Mary V Relling, Teri E Klein
PURPOSE: The current state of pharmacogenetic data curation and dissemination is described, and evidence-based resources for applying pharmacogenetic data in clinical practice are reviewed. SUMMARY: Implementation of pharmacogenetics in clinical practice has been relatively slow despite substantial scientific progress in understanding linkages between genetic variation and variability of drug response and effect. One factor that has inhibited the adoption of genetic data to guide medication use is a lack of knowledge of how to translate genetic test results into clinical action based on currently available evidence...
December 1, 2016: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864204/integrating-pharmacogenomics-into-electronic-health-records-with-clinical-decision-support
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J Kevin Hicks, Henry M Dunnenberger, Karl F Gumpper, Cyrine E Haidar, James M Hoffman
PURPOSE: Existing pharmacogenomic informatics models, key implementation steps, and emerging resources to facilitate the development of pharmacogenomic clinical decision support (CDS) are described. SUMMARY: Pharmacogenomics is an important component of precision medicine. Informatics, especially CDS in the electronic health record (EHR), is a critical tool for the integration of pharmacogenomics into routine patient care. Effective integration of pharmacogenomic CDS into the EHR can address implementation challenges, including the increasing volume of pharmacogenomic clinical knowledge, the enduring nature of pharmacogenomic test results, and the complexity of interpreting results...
December 1, 2016: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864202/implementation-of-inpatient-models-of-pharmacogenetics-programs
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Larisa H Cavallari, Craig R Lee, Julio D Duarte, Edith A Nutescu, Kristin W Weitzel, George A Stouffer, Julie A Johnson
PURPOSE: The operational elements essential for establishing an inpatient pharmacogenetic service are reviewed, and the role of the pharmacist in the provision of genotype-guided drug therapy in pharmacogenetics programs at three institutions is highlighted. SUMMARY: Pharmacists are well positioned to assume important roles in facilitating the clinical use of genetic information to optimize drug therapy given their expertise in clinical pharmacology and therapeutics...
December 1, 2016: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859023/variants-in-pharmacokinetic-transporters-and-glycaemic-response-to-metformin-a-metgen-meta-analysis
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Tanja Dujic, Kaixin Zhou, Sook Wah Yee, Nienke van Leeuwen, Catherine E de Keyser, Martin Javorský, Srijib Goswami, Linda Zaharenko, Mette Marie, H Christensen, Mattijs Out, Roger Tavendale, Michiaki Kubo, Monique M Hedderson, Amber A van der Heijden, Lucia Klimčáková, Valdis Pirags, Adriaan Kooy, Kim Brøsen, Janis Klovins, Sabina Semiz, Ivan Tkáč, Bruno H Stricker, Colin N A Palmer, Leen M 't Hart, Kathleen M Giacomini, Ewan R Pearson
Therapeutic response to metformin, a first-line drug for type 2 diabetes (T2D), is highly variable, in part likely due to genetic factors. To date, metformin pharmacogenetic studies have mainly focused on the impact of variants in metformin transporters genes, with inconsistent results. To clarify the significance of these variants in glycaemic response to metformin in T2D, we performed a large-scale meta-analysis across the cohorts of Metformin Genetics Consortium (MetGen). Nine candidate polymorphisms in five transporter genes (OCT1, OCT2, MATE1, MATE2-K and OCTN1) were analysed in up to 7,968 individuals...
November 10, 2016: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855643/evaluation-of-a-pharmacogenetic-based-warfarin-dosing-algorithm-in-patients-with-low-time-in-therapeutic-range-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Leiliane Rodrigues Marcatto, Luciana Sacilotto, Carolina Tosin Bueno, Mirella Facin, Celia Maria Cassaro Strunz, Francisco Carlos Costa Darrieux, Maurício Ibrahim Scanavacca, Jose Eduardo Krieger, Alexandre Costa Pereira, Paulo Caleb Junior Lima Santos
BACKGROUND: Time in therapeutic range (TTR) is a measurement of quality of warfarin therapy and lower TTR values (<50%) are associated with greater risk of thromboembolic and bleeding events. Recently, we developed a pharmacogenetic-based warfarin dosing algorithm specifically calibrated for a Brazilian patient sample. The aims of this study are: to evaluate the impact of a genetic-based algorithm, compared to traditional anticoagulation, in the time to achieve the therapeutic target and in TTR percentage; and to assess the cost-effectiveness of genotype-guided warfarin dosing in a specific cohort of patients with low TTR (<50%) from a tertiary cardiovascular hospital...
November 17, 2016: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853051/expression-efficiency-of-nat2-haplotypes-in-a-korean-population
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Han Sung Na, Jin Sol Lee, Hyun Sub Cheong, Hee Jung Shin, Tae Sun Kang, Hyun Joo Park, Hyoung Doo Shin, Myeon Woo Chung
Since NAT2 single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) are responsible for the efficacy of arylamines and hydrazine drugs, defining the effects of these SNPs in various ethnicities is an important factor in the development of personalized medicine. In the present study, we examined the expression efficiency of NAT2 using promoter haplotypes identified in a Korean population. To construct NAT2 promoter haplotypes, seven NAT2 promoter SNPs (rs4646241, rs4646242, rs4646243, rs4646267, rs4345600, rs4271002, and rs4646246) were genotyped in a total of 192 Korean subjects...
November 15, 2016: Genes & Genetic Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27848887/metabolism-and-toxicological-implications-of-commonly-used-chemopreventive-drugs-against-breast-cancer-carcinogenesis
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Aliyu Muhammad, Mohammed Auwal Ibrahim, Ochuko Lucky Erukainure, Ibrahim Malami, Hadiza Sani, Hafsat Abdullahi Mohammed
BACKGROUND: Breast cancer has been reported to be among the frequently diagnosed cancer in women worldwide despite advances in early detection and treatment. Several drugs are currently used for chemoprevention as a result of a number of drawbacks associated with breast cancer therapy. AIM: This review focuses on the metabolism and toxicological implications of these drugs against breast cancer/carcinogenesis. METHODOLOGY: Relevant articles on the commonly used anti-breast cancer drugs (raloxifene, tamoxifen, anastrozole, letrozole and exemestane) used in chemoprevention were searched using the major scientific databases including Scopus, Embase, PubMed/ Medline, Sciencedirect and Google Scholar...
November 16, 2016: Current Drug Metabolism
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