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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903390/-current-status-of-antiarrhythmic-drug-use-and-safety-assessment-in-chinese-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
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R He, X Du, S W Liu, L J Sun, Y Li, H Zeng, Y Y Li, C Sun, Y Zhang, C S Ma, W Gao
Objective: To investigate the current status of antiarrhythmic drugs (AADs) use in Chinese patients with atrial fibrillation(AF) and assess the safety of AADs in this patient cohort. Methods: From January 2011 to December 2013, a total of 4 008 AF patients treated with AADs was enrolled in this study and patients were followed up for 24 months. Detailed information of prescribed drug, the causes of drug discontinuation and side effects were recorded. Results: Amiodarone was prescribed to 64.3%(2 579 cases) and propafenone to 31...
November 24, 2016: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903264/adult-onset-still-s-disease-evaluation-of-prognostic-tools-and-validation-of-the-systemic-score-by-analysis-of-100-cases-from-three-centers
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Piero Ruscitti, Paola Cipriani, Francesco Masedu, Daniela Iacono, Francesco Ciccia, Vasiliki Liakouli, Giuliana Guggino, Francesco Carubbi, Onorina Berardicurti, Paola Di Benedetto, Marco Valenti, Giovanni Triolo, Gabriele Valentini, Roberto Giacomelli
BACKGROUND: Adult-onset Still's disease (AOSD) is rare inflammatory disease of unknown etiology that usually affects young adults. The more common clinical manifestations are spiking fevers, arthritis, evanescent rash, elevated liver enzymes, lymphadenopathy, hepatosplenomegaly, and serositis. The multi-visceral involvement of the disease and the different complications, such as macrophage activation syndrome, may strongly decrease the life expectancy of AOSD patients. METHODS: This study aimed to identify the positive and negative features correlated with the outcome of patients...
December 1, 2016: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900921/-a-fixed-drug-eruption-caused-by-paracetamol
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L van Zogchel, T Hendriks, S Adriaens, I Diederen, E Herremans
BACKGROUND: Fixed drug eruption is a hypersensitive skin response to drugs, which can present itself in different ways. The skin lesions are usually solitary, but can also appear as a maculopapular rash, Stevens-Johnson syndrome or toxic epidermal necrolysis. While fixed drug eruptions can be caused by various drugs, paracetamol is responsible in 1.5% of cases. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 58-year-old man was seen in general practice with a five-year-old exanthema on his torso, arms and legs...
2016: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900074/afatinib-induced-acute-fatal-pneumonitis-in-metastatic-lung-adenocarcinoma
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Sang Hoon Yoo, Jin Ah Ryu, Seo Ree Kim, Su Yun Oh, Gu Sung Jung, Dong Jae Lee, Bong Gyu Kwak, Yu Hyun Nam, Kyung Hyun Kim, Young Jun Yang
Afatinib is an oral tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) that inhibit Endothelial Growth Factor Receptor (EGFR), Human Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor 2 (HER2), and HER4. The common side effects of EGFR TKI are rash, acne, diarrhea, stomatitis, pruritus, nausea, and loss of appetite. Drug induced pneumonitis is the less common adverse effects of EGFR TKI. Afatinib, 2nd generation EGFR TKI is anticipated to overcome drug resistance from 1st generation EGFR TKI according to preclinical study, and several studies are being conducted to compare clinical efficacy between 1st and 2nd EGFR TKI...
November 2016: Korean Journal of Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893468/linear-folliculotropic-cd30-positive-lymphomatoid-drug-reaction
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Yi-Chin Chen, Yu-Hung Wu
We report a unique case of probable drug-induced CD30-positive lymphomatoid reaction. A 58-year-old woman presented with bilateral facial eruptions of 3 weeks duration composed of erythematosus papules in a linear distribution. The pathological features demonstrated a dense dermal and follicular infiltrate of many medium- to large-sized atypical CD30-positive lymphoid cells. The rash resolved rapidly after discontinuation of her medication 1 week later and did not recur. This case highlights the importance of clinicopathological correlation...
November 22, 2016: American Journal of Dermatopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891379/rare-occurrence-of-drug-induced-subacute-cutaneous-lupus-erythematosus-with-leflunomide-therapy
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Harpreet Singh, Gagandeep Sukhija, Vikram Tanwar, Sameer Arora, Jaikrit Bhutani
Leflunomide is an immunomodulatory drug exhibiting anti-inflammatory, anti-proliferative and immunosuppressive effects. It has been widely used for treatment of active rheumatoid arthritis. Despite its good safety profile cutaneous side effects like alopecia, eczema, pruritis and dry skin have been reported with Leflunomide use. Skin ucleration, vasculitis, lichenoid drug rash and Subacute Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus (SCLE) have been rarely reported with its use. A rare case of Leflunomide induced SCLE is being reported in a female patient with rheumatoid arthritis...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891350/hypersensitivity-with-inhalational-budesonide-an-under-recognised-entity
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Pramod Kumar Sharma, Neeraj Gupta, Najmul Hasan, Bhaskar Krishnamurthy, Surjit Singh
Hypersensitivity reactions are commonly encountered with drugs such as beta lactams, sulphonamides, allopurinol etc., Corticosteroids are frequently employed in the treatment of drug induced allergic reactions. Therefore, it is highly unlikely that a corticosteroid itself may cause such a reaction as an adverse effect. We had encountered a rare case of hypersensitivity reaction with inhalational budesonide in an eight-year-old boy. The patient developed maculopapular rashes over the back, buttocks and legs accompanied with pruritus within four hours of administration of the first dose...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886905/cutaneous-manifestation-of-drug-allergy-and-hypersensitivity
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Anna Zalewska-Janowska, Radoslaw Spiewak, Marek L Kowalski
Drug hypersensitivity reactions may manifest with either organ-specific or systemic symptoms, but cutaneous eruptions are the most common manifestations. Different medications may cause identical skin symptoms, whereas hypersensitivity to a single drug may manifest with various patterns of symptoms depending on the pathomechanism of hypersensitivity. Drug reactions should be also taken into account in the differential diagnosis of numerous skin rashes. Analysis of morphology of drug-induced lesions, about potential immunologic or nonimmunological mechanisms, is important for the final diagnosis...
February 2017: Immunology and Allergy Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886858/clinical-analysis-of-patients-treated-with-afatinib-for-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-a-nagano-lung-cancer-research-group-observational-study
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Yosuke Wada, Shigeru Koyama, Hiroshi Kuraishi, Takashige Miyahara, Fumiaki Yoshiike, Toshihiko Agatsuma, Ryouhei Yamamoto, Yasushi Ono, Toshiro Suzuki, Tsutomu Hachiya, Daisuke Gomi, Kazunari Tateishi, Masayuki Hanaoka, Tomonobu Koizumi
BACKGROUND: Afatinib has been available in Japan for the treatment of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR)-mutated non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) since May 2014. We conducted an observational study in patients treated with afatinib in Nagano prefecture, focusing on response and associated toxicities. METHODS: We analyzed the clinical records of NSCLC patients treated with afatinib between May 2014 and February 2015. RESULTS: The records of a total of 73 patients (27 men, 46 women) with a median age of 69 years (range: 42-85 years) were analyzed...
November 2016: Respiratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886796/adult-onset-still-s-disease-advances-in-the-treatment
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REVIEW
Santos Castañeda, Ricardo Blanco, Miguel A González-Gay
Adult-onset Still's disease (AOSD) is a rare systemic inflammatory disorder mainly characterized by persistent high spiking fevers, evanescent rash, and joint involvement. The pathogenesis of AOSD is only partially known, but pro-inflammatory cytokines such as tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α, interleukin (IL)-1, IL-6, IL-18, and IFN-γ seem to play a major role in this disorder. AOSD is at the crossroad of auto-inflammatory syndromes and autoimmune diseases. It is diagnosed by exclusion to determine the presence of high serum ferritin levels, which is usually >1000 μg/L...
April 2016: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885344/drug-induced-hypersensitivity-syndrome-caused-by-carbamazepine-used-for-the-treatment-of-trigeminal-neuralgia
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Yuko Ono, Tsuyoshi Shimo, Yoshinori Shirafuji, Toshihisa Hamada, Masanori Masui, Kyoichi Obata, Mayumi Yao, Koji Kishimoto, Akira Sasaki
An 88-year-old man was diagnosed with trigeminal neuralgia, and treatment of carbamazepine 200 mg/day was initiated. About 6 weeks later, the patient developed a skin rash accompanied by fever. He was admitted to hospital and diagnosed with drug-induced hypersensitivity syndrome (DIHS) caused by carbamazepine. Oral carbamazepine treatment was stopped, but blood tests showed acute liver and acute renal failure. Drug-induced lymphocyte stimulation test (DLST) for carbamazepine, human herpes virus-6 (HHV-6) IgG, and CMV-HRP were negative...
2016: Case Reports in Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872953/a-phase-i-study-of-afatinib-combined-with-paclitaxel-and-bevacizumab-in-patients-with-advanced-solid-tumors
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James Spicer, Sheeba Irshad, Joo Ern Ang, Deborah Enting, Rebecca Kristeleit, Martina Uttenreuther-Fischer, Karine Pemberton, Katy Pelling, David Schnell, Johann de Bono
PURPOSE: The combination of afatinib, an irreversible ErbB family blocker, with paclitaxel and bevacizumab was assessed in patients with advanced solid tumors. METHODS: This phase I study used a 3 + 3 design to determine the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) of afatinib combined with paclitaxel and bevacizumab. Safety, pharmacokinetics, and anti-tumor activity were also assessed. The starting dose was oral afatinib 40 mg once daily plus intravenous paclitaxel (fixed dose 80 mg/m(2), Days 1, 8, and 15 of a 4-week cycle) and intravenous bevacizumab 5 mg/kg every 2 weeks...
November 21, 2016: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866180/positive-effects-of-uyakujunkisan-therapy-kampo-medicine-for-postherpetic-neuralgia-with-concomitant-pregabalin-two-case-reports-with-a-literature-review
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Toshiaki Kogure, Naoyuki Harada, Kanoko Yamamoto, Takeshi Tatsumi
Context • The hallmark of herpes zoster (HZ) is a painful, blistering rash, but neuropathic pain can persist beyond the clearing of the rash and is diagnosed as postherpetic neuralgia (PHN), a chronic pain syndrome. However, the pain in PHN is often refractory to treatment. Objective • The study investigated the ability of Uyakujunkisan (UJS), or Kampo medicine, a traditional herbal medicine, to treat PHN successfully. Design • The study was observational, with discussion of 2 cases. Setting • The study took place in the Department of Japanese Oriental Medicine at Gunma Central and General Hospital (Maebashi, Gunma, Japan)...
November 2016: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862587/are-non-allergic-drug-reactions-commonly-documented-as-medication-allergies-a-national-cohort-of-veterans-admissions-from-2000-to-2014
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Kevin W McConeghy, Aisling R Caffrey, Haley J Morrill, Amal N Trivedi, Kerry L LaPlante
PURPOSE: Adverse drug reactions (ADRs) including medication allergies are not well-described among large national cohorts. This study described the most common documented medication allergies and their reactions among a national cohort of Veterans Affairs (VA) inpatients. METHODS: We evaluated inpatient admissions in any VA Medical Center from 1 January 2000 to 31 December 2014. Each admission was linked with allergy history preceding or upon admission. Individual drugs were aggregated into drug class category including: penicillins, sulfonamides, angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, opiates, HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors ("statins") and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory inhibitors (NSAID)...
November 13, 2016: Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858328/adverse-events-and-efficacy-of-cixutumumab-in-phase-ii-clinical-trials-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Hongxin Cao, Lixuan Cui, Wei Ma, Linhai Zhu, Kai Wang, Yang Ni, Yibing Wang, Jiajun Du
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Cixutumumab is a monoclonal antibody targeting insulin-like growth factor 1 receptor (IGF1R). We sought to evaluate the efficacy of cixutumumab in the treatment of cancer, and to comprehensively assess the associated adverse events in phase II clinical trials. METHODS: Data were collected from PubMed, Embase, and Clinicaltrials.gov. The improvement on progression-free survival (PFS) was evaluated by hazard ratio (HR) and 95% confidence intervals (95% CIs)...
November 17, 2016: Clinical Drug Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852659/case-of-steven-johnson-syndrome-in-a-male-with-breast-cancer-secondary-to-docetaxel-cyclophosphamide-therapy
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Benjamin Jarrett, Sehem Ghazala, Joseph Chao, Sachin Chaudhary
The mortality rate for Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) is estimated to be ∼12% and for toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) it is around 30%. It continues to be a severe life-threatening drug reaction. We present a 60-year-old Caucasian man with a medical history significant for breast cancer status post mastectomy and chemotherapy with docetaxel and cyclophosphamide who presented with severe mucositis and a progressing skin rash consistent with SJS. He was started on high-dose corticosteroids and IVIG but continued to have worsening mucosal ulcerations and severe bleeding from the oral, conjunctival and genital mucosa...
November 15, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843869/skin-rash-eosinophilia-and-renal-impairment-in-a-patient-recently-started-on-allopurinol
#17
Ashraf Jmeian, Amer Hawatmeh, Razan Shamoon, Fayez Shamoon, Michael Guma
Allopurinol is a hypoxanthine analog which inhibits xanthine oxidase, it is a widely used medication for the treatment of hyperuricemia and gout. Allopurinol-induced drug-induced rash with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms syndrome is an infrequent, life-threatening adverse reaction of allopurinol therapy that is remarkable for the higher mortality rate with the use of allopurinol than with the use of another agent. We present a case of a 62-year-old male with a history of chronic kidney disease stage 3, hypertension and gout who developed skin rash, eosinophilia, and renal impairment 2 weeks after he was started on allopurinol therapy for gout...
April 2016: Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843803/randomized-phase-ii-study-of-duligotuzumab-mehd7945a-vs-cetuximab-in-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-head-and-neck-mehgan-study
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Jérôme Fayette, Lori Wirth, Cristina Oprean, Anghel Udrea, Antonio Jimeno, Danny Rischin, Christopher Nutting, Paul M Harari, Tibor Csoszi, Dana Cernea, Paul O'Brien, William D Hanley, Amy V Kapp, Maria Anderson, Elicia Penuel, Bruce McCall, Andrea Pirzkall, Jan B Vermorken
BACKGROUND: Duligotuzumab, a novel dual-action humanized IgG1 antibody that blocks ligand binding to epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) and human epidermal growth factor receptor 3 (HER3), inhibits signaling from all ligand-dependent HER dimers, and can elicit antibody-dependent cell-mediated cytotoxicity. High tumor-expression of neuregulin 1 (NRG1), a ligand to HER3, may enhance sensitivity to duligotuzumab. METHODS: This multicenter, open-label, randomized phase II study (MEHGAN) evaluated drug efficacy in patients with recurrent/metastatic (R/M) squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (SCCHN) progressive on/after chemotherapy and among patients with NRG1-high tumors...
2016: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843372/wissler-fanconi-syndrome-and-related-diagnoses-a-case-report
#19
Mustafa Q Albustani, Robert F Howard
INTRODUCTION: Wissler-Fanconi syndrome is a rare rheumatic syndrome that was first described during the 1940s in Europe. Since then, many papers have been written that cover all aspects of this syndrome, most of which are in French and German language, with only a very few in English (none of them recent). We report here a case that fulfils the criteria for Wissler-Fanconi syndrome. Under the more general descriptive umbrella of Wissler-Fanconi syndrome, our patient also fulfils the Modified Jones criteria, and the 2010 American College of Rheumatology/European League Against Rheumatism (ACR/EULAR) classification criteria for rheumatoid arthritis, and was interpreted by other internists and another rheumatologist as fulfilling the Yamaguchi criteria for adult onset Still's disease...
2016: Open Access Rheumatol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27842678/diagnostic-efficacy-and-safety-of-gadoteric-acid-mr-mammography-in-1537-patients
#20
Tim Seithe, Joachim Braun, Michael Wolf, Janis Vahldiek, Dajana Wolny, Jonas Auer, Joanna Pociej, Oliver Heine, Bernd Hamm, Maximilian de Bucourt
OBJECTIVES: To perform a large-scale multicenter post-marketing surveillance study for analyzing diagnostic effectiveness and safety of intravenous (IV) gadoteric acid (Dotarem(®)) in magnetic resonance (MR) mammography under daily practice conditions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients underwent high-resolution MR mammography with gadoteric acid in 15 German centers. Radiologists used a standardized questionnaire to report data including patient demographics and medical history, characteristics of MR examination and results in terms of diagnosis and safety for the patient...
December 2016: European Journal of Radiology
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