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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222448/effect-of-qianghuo-erhuang-decoction-on-t-regulatory-and-t-helper-17-cells-in-treatment-of-adjuvant-induced-arthritis-in-rats
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Can Qian, Mei Kuang, Yong Wang
QianghuoErhuang Decoction (QED) is an effective recipe in treating rheumatoid arthritis. The present study aimed to explore the effects of QED on Treg and Th17 in adjuvant arthritis (AA) model. The study included 6 group rats: normal control group, AA group, AA + methotrexate (MTX) group, AA + high, moderate, and low dose QED groups. The arthritis score was significantly decreased in the MTX and high-dose QED groups compared with the AA group on days 24 and 28 (P < 0.01), respectively. The synovial tissue inflammation was attenuated by histological observation, and the proliferation of splenocytes was significantly inhibited in MTX and high-dose QED groups (P < 0...
December 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222307/secondary-cns-relapse-in-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-defining-high-risk-patients-and-optimization-of-prophylaxis-strategies
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REVIEW
Kerry J Savage
Despite improvement in survival in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) with the introduction of rituximab, central nervous system (CNS) relapse continues to represent a clinical challenge. A number of studies have evaluated clinical risk factors in an attempt to identify high-risk patients to direct CNS staging investigations and consider prophylaxis strategies. The CNS International Prognostic Index is a robust and reproducible risk model that can identity patients at high risk of CNS relapse, but its specificity remains limited...
December 8, 2017: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222306/therapy-of-primary-cns-lymphoma-role-of-intensity-radiation-and-novel-agents
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REVIEW
Andrés José María Ferreri
Primary central nervous system (CNS) lymphomas represent a subgroup of malignancies with specific characteristics, an aggressive course, and unsatisfactory outcome in contrast with other lymphomas comparable for tumor burden and histological type. Despite the high sensitivity to conventional chemotherapy and radiotherapy, remissions are frequently short lasting. Treatment efficacy is limited by several factors, including the biology and microenvironment of this malignancy and the "protective" effect of the blood-brain barrier, which limits the access of most drugs to the CNS...
December 8, 2017: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29213063/efficacy-and-safety-of-hd-mtx-based-systemic-chemotherapy-regimens-retrospective-study-of-induction-therapy-for-primary-central-nervous-system-lymphoma-in-chinese
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Xiao Han, Yali Ji, Mingqi Ouyang, Tienan Zhu, Daobin Zhou
We performed a retrospective study of 49 patients with newly diagnosed primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL), to compare the efficacy and safety of different high-dose methotrexate (HD-MTX) based systemic chemotherapy regimens as induction therapy. 25 patients received AB ± R alternative regimen (consist methotrexate, ifosfamide, vindesine, dexamethasone, carmustine and teniposide), while others received HD-MTX ± R regimen. The complete response rate and overall response rate of AB ± R group and HD-MTX ± R group were 36...
December 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210328/dna-variants-in-dhfr-gene-and-response-to-treatment-in-children-with-childhood-b-all-revisited-in-aieop-bfm-protocol
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Francesco Ceppi, Vincent Gagné, Laurance Douyon, Camille J Quintin, Antonella Colombini, Rosanna Parasole, Barbara Buldini, Giuseppe Basso, Valentino Conter, Giovanni Cazzaniga, Maja Krajinovic
AIM: We have previously reported an association of dihydrofolate reductase promoter polymorphisms with reduced event-free survival in childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) patients treated with Dana Farber Cancer Institute protocol. Here, we assessed whether these associations are applicable to other protocol, based on different methotrexate doses. METHODS: Genotypes for six tag polymorphisms and resulting haplotypes were analyzed for an association with ALL outcome...
December 6, 2017: Pharmacogenomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208403/efficacy-of-standard-dose-r-chop-alternating-with-r-hdac-followed-by-autologous-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation-as-initial-therapy-of-mantle-cell-lymphoma-a%C3%A2-single-institution-experience
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Yazeed Sawalha, Brian T Hill, Lisa A Rybicki, Danyu Sun, Robert M Dean, Deepa Jagadeesh, Betty K Hamilton, Aaron T Gerds, Ronald M Sobecks, Steven Andresen, Hien K Liu, Navneet S Majhail, Brad Pohlman, Matt E Kalaycio, Brian J Bolwell, Mitchell R Smith
BACKGROUND: Young fit patients with mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) are commonly treated with induction chemotherapy followed by high-dose chemotherapy and autologous hematopoietic cell transplantation (AHCT). Induction regimens with modifications of R-CHOP (rituximab, cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, and prednisone) and/or incorporation of high-dose cytarabine (HDAC) appear more effective than R-CHOP alone. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We adopted a modification of the Nordic protocol using standard, rather than higher dose R-CHOP, alternating with HDAC (rituximab plus HDAC), for 3 cycles each or, for patients already treated with R-CHOP alone before referral for AHCT, an additional 2 cycles of rituximab plus HDAC...
December 2, 2017: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201630/avoidance-of-harm-from-treatment-for-anca-associated-vasculitis
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REVIEW
Catherine King, Lorraine Harper
Purpose of review With established immunosuppressant treatment regimens for anti-neutrophil cytoplasm antibody-associated vasculitides (AAV), prognosis has significantly improved. The mainstay of treatment still comprises high-dose corticosteroids and cyclophosphamide for severe forms, although rituximab is being increasingly utilised instead of cyclophosphamide as induction therapy. AAV patients experience an excess of infections, malignancies and cardiovascular events as compared to the general population, which is a combination of the systemic inflammatory process associated with vasculitis and the adverse events from treatment...
2017: Current Treatment Options in Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200675/neurolymphomatosis-a-surreal-presentation-of-lymphoma
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Shikha Khandelwal, Suvinay Saxena, Disha J Hansalia
Background: Neurolymphomatosis is a neurologic complication poorly recognized by neurologists and oncologists and presents usually several months after successful treatment of systemic lymphoma. Other disorders that must be differentiated from these entities include peripheral-nerve or nerve root compression and paraneoplastic neuropathy. Aim: To describe the unusual occurrence of neurolymphomatosis in a patient of B-cell lymphoma. Method: Diagnosis was made by demonstration of enhancement of nerve roots on Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the brachial, lumbosacral plexus, peripheral nerves or by increased hyper-metabolic activity along the course of affected nerves on fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET)...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Medical and Paediatric Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200113/primary-central-nervous-system-lymphoma
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Catherine H Han, Tracy T Batchelor
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Primary central nervous system (CNS) lymphoma is a rare and aggressive extranodal non-Hodgkin lymphoma confined to the brain, eyes, spinal cord, or leptomeninges without systemic involvement. This article provides an overview of the clinical features, diagnosis, and management of primary CNS lymphoma in patients who are immunocompetent, focusing on recent advances in treatment. RECENT FINDINGS: Primary CNS lymphoma is sensitive to radiation therapy; however, whole-brain radiation therapy inadequately controls the disease when used alone and causes delayed neurotoxicity with significant neurocognitive impairment, especially in patients who are elderly...
December 2017: Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29190507/results-of-methotrexate-etoposide-ifosfamide-based-regimen-m-ei-in-osteosarcoma-patients-included-in-the-french-os2006-sarcome-09-study
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Nathalie Gaspar, Bob-Valéry Occean, Hélène Pacquement, Emmanuelle Bompas, Corine Bouvier, Hervé J Brisse, Marie-Pierre Castex, Nadir Cheurfa, Nadège Corradini, Jessy Delaye, Natacha Entz-Werlé, Jean-Claude Gentet, Antoine Italiano, Cyril Lervat, Perrine Marec-Berard, Eric Mascard, Françoise Redini, Laure Saumet, Claudine Schmitt, Marie-Dominique Tabone, Cécile Verite-Goulard, Marie-Cécile Le Deley, Sophie Piperno-Neumann, Laurence Brugieres
BACKGROUND: In most countries, reference chemotherapy for osteosarcoma is MAP regimen (M = high-dose methotrexate, AP = doxorubicin-cisplatinum). In France, the standard preoperative chemotherapy for children/adolescents combines M and etoposide-ifosfamide (EI), based on the OS94-trial. We report the safety and efficacy results of patients ≤25 years treated with preoperative M-EI regimen enroled in the French OS2006-study, between 2007 and 2014. METHODS: Treatment comprised preoperative chemotherapy with the 7 M-courses and 2 EI-courses, then surgery and postoperative chemotherapy assigned by risk's groups: standard-risk (good histological response without metastases) received 12 M-courses, 3 EI-courses; high-risk (poor histologic response, initial metastases or unresectable primary) received 5 M-courses alternated with 5 AP-courses...
November 27, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184866/therapeutic-outcomes-of-methotrexate-injection-in-unruptured-interstitial-pregnancy
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Myung Joo Kim, Jae-Ho Cha, Hyo Sook Bae, Mi Kyoung Kim, Mi-La Kim, Bo Sung Yun, You Shin Kim, Seok Ju Seong, Yong Wook Jung
Objective: To examine the therapeutic outcomes of methotrexate (MTX) in the treatment of unruptured interstitial pregnancy. Methods: We reviewed the medical records of patients who were diagnosed with interstitial pregnancy and received MTX as first-line treatment between January 2003 and July 2014 at CHA Gangnam Medical Center. The treatment success rates and subsequent pregnancy outcomes were examined. Results: Ninety-seven patients were diagnosed with interstitial pregnancy between January 2003 and July 2014...
November 2017: Obstetrics & Gynecology Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166919/similar-short-term-clinical-response-to-high-dose-versus-low-dose-methotrexate-in-monotherapy-and-combination-therapy-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Sytske Anne Bergstra, Cornelia F Allaart, Rosaline van den Berg, Arvind Chopra, Nimmisha Govind, Tom W J Huizinga, Robert B M Landewe
BACKGROUND: Aiming at rapid decrease of disease activity, there has been a trend to start with higher doses of methotrexate (MTX) in patients newly diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), both as monotherapy and in combination with other antirheumatic drugs. We aimed to study the relationship between clinical response and MTX dose as monotherapy or combination therapy in patients with early RA. METHODS: Disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug (DMARD)-naive patients with early RA, from a large international observational database, the METEOR database, were selected if MTX was part of their initial treatment...
November 22, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166635/the-protean-neuropsychiatric-and-vestibuloauditory-manifestations-of-neurosarcoidosis
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Jacqueline J Greene, Ilka C Naumann, Janet M Poulik, Kevin T Nella, Lindsay Weberling, Jeffrey P Harris, Akihiro J Matsuoka
BACKGROUND: A rare subset of sarcoidosis, neurosarcoidosis, is reported to occur in 5-7% of sarcoid patients and can manifest in a variety of ways. The most common are facial paralysis and optic neuritis, less commonly causing cochleovestibulopathy, blindness, anosmia, and other cranial nerve (CN) palsies. The sensory deficit may be severe and psychiatric symptoms may result from the effects of the disease or steroid treatment. Although MRI-compatible cochlear implants are now available, concerns about the feasibility of recoverable hearing with cochlear implantation in these patients as well as the practical difficulty of disease monitoring due to implant artifact must be considered...
November 23, 2017: Audiology & Neuro-otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155868/tocilizumab-potentially-prevents-bone-loss-in-patients-with-anticitrullinated-protein-antibody-positive-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Yi-Ming Chen, Hsin-Hua Chen, Wen-Nan Huang, Tsai-Ling Liao, Jun-Peng Chen, Wen-Cheng Chao, Ching-Tsai Lin, Wei-Ting Hung, Chia-Wei Hsieh, Tsu-Yi Hsieh, Yi-Hsing Chen, Der-Yuan Chen
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is associated with a high risk of osteoporosis and fracture. Interleukin (IL)-6 inhibitors may suppress osteoclast activation. Anticitrullinated protein antibody (ACPA) titers are inversely associated with bone mineral density (BMD). However, the differential effect of ACPA on bone turnover marker (BTM) and BMD changes after IL-6 inhibition remains unclear. This prospective study recruited patients with active RA with inadequate response to methotrexate or biologics. BMD was measured before and after 2-year tocilizumab (TCZ) treatment...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152083/programmed-cell-death-1-expression-is-associated-with-inferior-survival-in-patients-with-primary-central-nervous-system-lymphoma
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Hyunsoo Cho, Se Hoon Kim, Soo-Jeong Kim, Jong Hee Chang, Woo-Ick Yang, Chang-Ok Suh, Yu Ri Kim, Ji Eun Jang, June-Won Cheong, Yoo Hong Min, Jin Seok Kim
Programmed cell death 1 (PD-1) and its ligands PD-L1/PD-L2 have been shown to mediate immune evasion in various cancers, but their prognostic implications in patients with primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL) are poorly understood. Therefore, we analyzed 76 PCNSL patients at initial diagnosis who were treated homogenously with high-dose methotrexate-based chemotherapy, and evaluated the prognostic roles of high immunohistochemical PD-1, PD-L1, and PD-L2 expression. The cut-off values for high PD-1 (≥ 70 cells/high power field [HPF]), PD-L1 (≥ 100 cells/HPF), and PD-L2 (≥ 100 cells/HPF) were determined by the area under the receiver operating characteristic curve...
October 20, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147847/r-hyper-cvad-versus-r-chop-cytarabine-with-high-dose-therapy-and-autologous-haematopoietic-stem-cell-support-in-fit-patients-with-mantle-cell-lymphoma-20%C3%A2-years-of-single-center-experience
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Fabienne Widmer, Stefan Balabanov, Davide Soldini, Panagiotis Samaras, Bernhard Gerber, Markus G Manz, Jeroen S Goede
Standard of care for untreated mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) is still debated. At the University Hospital Zurich, advanced MCL in physically fit patients is treated either with rituximab plus cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine and prednisone induction followed by consolidating high-dose chemotherapy and autologous stem cell support (R-CHOP/HD-ASCT), or with rituximab plus fractionated cyclophosphamide, vincristine, doxorubicin and dexamethasone alternating with high-dose methotrexate-cytarabine (R-hyper-CVAD/MTX-AraC) without consolidating HD-ASCT upon physicians' and patients' choice...
November 16, 2017: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146215/-acute-methotrexate-related-neurotoxicity-and-pseudo-stroke-syndrome
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V Deneux, N Leboucq, L Saumet, S Haouy, T Akbaraly, N Sirvent
Treatment of acute lymphoblastic leukemia requires high-dose systemic and/or intrathecal methotrexate to prevent and/or treat central nervous system disorders. Acute neurotoxicity of methotrexate, of unknown etiopathogenesis, is characterized by the polymorphism of clinical manifestations, responsible for a potentially harmful diagnostic delay in these immunosuppressed patients. We describe five episodes of transient acute leukoencephalopathy mimicking a stroke, reported in the literature as "pseudo-stroke syndrome"...
November 13, 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143423/treatment-and-biology-of-pediatric-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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REVIEW
Motohiro Kato, Atsushi Manabe
Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is the most common pediatric malignancy. In the past ALL was intractable but now the survival probability is as high as 80-90%. Improved supportive care, treatment stratification based on relapse risk, biological features of leukemic cells, and optimization of treatment regimens by nationwide and international collaboration have contributed to this dramatic improvement. While including traditional risk factors (e.g., age and leukocyte count at diagnosis), the treatment has been modified based on biological characteristics (aneuploidy and translocation) and treatment response (assessed by minimal residual disease)...
November 16, 2017: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120974/plasma-7-hydroxymethotrexate-levels-versus-methotrexate-to-predict-delayed-elimination-in-children-receiving-high-dose-methotrexate
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Nicolas Fabresse, Bénédicte Devictor, Christel Pissier, Hervé Chambost, Bruno Lacarelle, Gérard Michel, Caroline Solas
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to investigate the correlation between 7-hydroxymethotrexate (7-OHMTX) and creatinine and to evaluate the predictive value of 7-OHMTX levels on delayed elimination at 24 and 48 hours. In addition, differences in methotrexate (MTX), 7-OHMTX levels, and MTX metabolism using the ratio MTX/7-OHMTX were determined according to age. METHODS: The authors included a total of 106 cycles, corresponding to 33 patients (mean age: 9.8 years, range: 2-18 years) suffering from acute lymphoblastic leukemia, non-Hodgkin lymphoma and osteosarcoma and receiving high-dose MTX (HD-MTX)...
November 8, 2017: Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114374/prevention-of-chemotherapy-induced-nephrotoxicity-in-children-with-cancer
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REVIEW
Fatemeh Ghane Sharbaf, Hamid Farhangi, Farahnak Assadi
Children with cancer treated with cytotoxic drugs are frequently at risk of developing renal dysfunction. The cytotoxic drugs that are widely used for cancer treatment in children are cisplatin (CPL), ifosfamide (IFO), carboplatin, and methotrexate (MTX). Mechanisms of anticancer drug-induced renal disorders are different and include acute kidney injury (AKI), tubulointerstitial disease, vascular damage, hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), and intrarenal obstruction. CPL nephrotoxicity is dose-related and is often demonstrated with hypomagnesemia, hypokalemia, and impaired renal function with rising serum creatinine and blood urea nitrogen levels...
2017: International Journal of Preventive Medicine
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