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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606478/withdrawal-of-inhaled-corticosteroids-in-copd-a-meta-analysis
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Luigino Calzetta, Maria Gabriella Matera, Fulvio Braido, Marco Contoli, Angelo Corsico, Fabiano Di Marco, Pierachille Santus, Nicola Scichilone, Mario Cazzola, Paola Rogliani
BACKGROUND: Conflicting findings exist on the benefit of withdrawal of inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). We performed a quantitative synthesis in order to assess real impact of ICS discontinuation in COPD patients. METHODS: We carried out a meta-analysis via random-effects model on the available clinical evidence to evaluate the effect of ICS discontinuation in COPD. Randomized clinical trials and observational real-life studies investigating the effects of ICS withdrawal on the risk of COPD exacerbation, lung function (forced expiratory volume in 1 s [FEV1]) and quality of life (St...
June 9, 2017: Pulmonary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527922/bronchodilator-therapy-for-chronic-cough
#2
REVIEW
Maria Gabriella Matera, Paola Rogliani, Alessandro Zanasi, Mario Cazzola
Experimental studies indicate that airway calibre increases the sensitivity of the afferents involved in the cough reflex but it has proved difficult to demonstrate that airway calibre increases the sensitivity of the afferents involved in the cough reflex. Therefore, bronchodilators might have a role, although rather minor, in the treatment of cough. However, although bronchodilators represent the standard of care in the treatment of airway obstruction associated with asthma or COPD, controversy persists regarding the mechanism(s) by which these agents alleviate cough...
May 17, 2017: Pulmonary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480770/an-update-on-the-pharmacotherapeutic-management-of-lower-respiratory-tract-infections
#3
Mario Cazzola, Paola Rogliani, Stefano Aliberti, Francesco Blasi, Maria Gabriella Matera
Our knowledge about lower respiratory tract infections (LRTIs) has improved substantially in the last years, but the management of respiratory infections is still a challenge and we are still far from using precision medicine in their treatment. Areas covered: The approaches developed in recent years to improve the pharmacotherapeutic management of LRTIs, such as novel diagnostic assays to facilitate medical decision-making, attempts for selecting an optimal empiric antibiotic regimen, and the role of new and possibly unproven adjunctive therapies, are described...
July 2017: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460339/recommendations-for-molecular-testing-in-classical-ph1-neg-myeloproliferative-disorders-a-consensus-project-of-the-italian-society-of-hematology
#4
REVIEW
Paola Guglielmelli, Daniela Pietra, Fabrizio Pane, Alessandro Pancrazzi, Mario Cazzola, Alessandro M Vannucchi, Sante Tura, Giovanni Barosi
The discovery that Philadelphia-negative classical myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) present with several molecular abnormalities, including the mostly represented JAK2V617F mutation, opened new horizons in the diagnosis, prognosis, and monitoring of these disorders. However, the great strides in the knowledge on molecular genetics need parallel progresses on the best approach to methods for detecting and reporting disease-associated mutations, and to shape the most effective and rationale testing pathway in the diagnosis, prognosis and monitoring of MPNs...
July 2017: Leukemia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444727/advances-in-understanding-the-pathogenesis-of-familial-myeloproliferative-neoplasms
#5
REVIEW
Elisa Rumi, Mario Cazzola
Myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) are generally acquired as a result of a somatic stem cell mutation leading to clonal expansion of myeloid precursors. In addition to sporadic cases, familial MPN occurs when one or several MPN affect different relatives of the same family. MPN driver mutations (JAK2, CALR, MPL) are somatically acquired also in familial cases, so a genetic predisposition to acquire one of the MPN driver mutations would be inherited, even though the causative germline mutations underlying familial MPN remain largely unknown...
April 25, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436936/the-u2af1s34f-mutation-induces-lineage-specific-splicing-alterations-in-myelodysplastic-syndromes
#6
Bon Ham Yip, Violetta Steeples, Emmanouela Repapi, Richard N Armstrong, Miriam Llorian, Swagata Roy, Jacqueline Shaw, Hamid Dolatshad, Stephen Taylor, Amit Verma, Matthias Bartenstein, Paresh Vyas, Nicholas Cp Cross, Luca Malcovati, Mario Cazzola, Eva Hellström-Lindberg, Seishi Ogawa, Christopher Wj Smith, Andrea Pellagatti, Jacqueline Boultwood
Mutations of the splicing factor-encoding gene U2AF1 are frequent in the myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), a myeloid malignancy, and other cancers. Patients with MDS suffer from peripheral blood cytopenias, including anemia, and an increasing percentage of bone marrow myeloblasts. We studied the impact of the common U2AF1S34F mutation on cellular function and mRNA splicing in the main cell lineages affected in MDS. We demonstrated that U2AF1S34F expression in human hematopoietic progenitors impairs erythroid differentiation and skews granulomonocytic differentiation toward granulocytes...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424163/clinical-significance-of-somatic-mutation-in-unexplained-blood-cytopenia
#7
Luca Malcovati, Anna Gallì, Erica Travaglino, Ilaria Ambaglio, Ettore Rizzo, Elisabetta Molteni, Chiara Elena, Virginia Valeria Ferretti, Silvia Catricalà, Elisa Bono, Gabriele Todisco, Antonio Bianchessi, Elisa Rumi, Silvia Zibellini, Daniela Pietra, Emanuela Boveri, Clara Camaschella, Daniela Toniolo, Elli Papaemmanuil, Seishi Ogawa, Mario Cazzola
Unexplained blood cytopenias, in particular anemia, are often found in older persons. The relationship between these cytopenias and myeloid neoplasms like myelodysplastic syndromes is currently poorly defined. We studied a prospective cohort of patients with unexplained cytopenia with the aim to estimate the predictive value of somatic mutations for identifying subjects with, or at risk of developing a myeloid neoplasm. The study included a learning cohort of 683 consecutive patients investigated for unexplained cytopenia, and a validation cohort of 190 patients referred for suspected myeloid neoplasm...
April 19, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422716/sequential-evaluation-of-calr-mutant-burden-in-patients-with-myeloproliferative-neoplasms
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Chiara Cavalloni, Elisa Rumi, Virginia V Ferretti, Daniela Pietra, Elisa Roncoroni, Marta Bellini, Michele Ciboddo, Ilaria C Casetti, Benedetta Landini, Elena Fugazza, Daniela Troletti, Cesare Astori, Mario Cazzola
We investigated the variation of CALR-mutant burden during follow-up in 105 CALR-mutant MPN and compared it to the variation of JAK2-mutant burden in 226 JAK2-mutant MPN.The median allele burden at last evaluation was significantly higher than at first evaluation in essential thrombocythemia (ET) (49.5% vs 45%, P < .001) but not in primary myelofibrosis (PMF) (52% vs 51%, P 0.398). Median values of slope were positive both in ET (0.071) and in PMF (0.032). In CALR-mutant ET there was a difference between natural and therapy-related slope (P 0...
May 16, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351937/presentation-and-outcome-of-patients-with-2016-who-diagnosis-of-prefibrotic-and-overt-primary-myelofibrosis
#9
Paola Guglielmelli, Annalisa Pacilli, Giada Rotunno, Elisa Rumi, Vittorio Rosti, Federica Delaini, Margherita Maffioli, Tiziana Fanelli, Alessandro Pancrazzi, Daniela Pietra, Silvia Salmoiraghi, Carmela Mannarelli, Annalisa Franci, Chiara Paoli, Alessandro Rambaldi, Francesco Passamonti, Giovanni Barosi, Tiziano Barbui, Mario Cazzola, Alessandro M Vannucchi
The 2016 revision of the World Health Organization (WHO) classification of myeloproliferative neoplasms defines 2 stages of primary myelofibrosis (PMF) that is, prefibrotic/early (pre-PMF) and overt fibrotic (overt-PMF) phase. In this work, we studied the clinical and molecular features of patients belonging to these categories of PMF. The diagnosis of 661 PMF patients with a bone marrow biopsy at presentation was revised according to modern criteria; clinical information and annotation of somatic mutations in both driver and selected non-driver myeloid genes were available for all patients...
March 28, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349353/management-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-in-patients-with-cardiovascular-diseases
#10
REVIEW
Mario Cazzola, Luigino Calzetta, Barbara Rinaldi, Clive Page, Giuseppe Rosano, Paola Rogliani, Maria Gabriella Matera
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and cardiovascular diseases often coexist. The mechanistic links between these two diseases are complex, multifactorial and not entirely understood, but they can influence the therapeutic approach. Therapy can be primarily directed towards treating the respiratory symptoms and reducing lung inflammation. Smoking cessation, bronchodilators and inhaled corticosteroids are central to this therapeutic approach. The underlying pathophysiological mechanisms that are responsible for the increased cardiovascular risk in COPD remain unclear, but might include arterial stiffness, inflammation and endothelial dysfunction as a consequence of systemic exposure to chemicals in cigarette smoke or airborne pollution...
May 2017: Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287281/long-term-control-of-extensive-refractory-chronic-graft-versus-host-disease-in-a-multiple-myeloma-relapsing-after-allogeneic-transplant-a-case-report
#11
Federica Cocito, Silvia Mangiacavalli, Paolo Bernasconi, Anna A Colombo, Daniela Caldera, Claudio S Cartia, Maya Ganzetti, Daniela Troletti, Mario Cazzola, Alessandro Corso
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 13, 2017: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284323/optimizing-drug-delivery-in-copd-the-role-of-inhaler-devices
#12
REVIEW
Paola Rogliani, Luigino Calzetta, Angelo Coppola, Francesco Cavalli, Josuel Ora, Ermanno Puxeddu, Maria Gabriella Matera, Mario Cazzola
Inhaled medication is the cornerstone of the pharmacological treatment for patients with asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Several inhaler devices exist, and each device has specific characteristics to achieve the optimal inhalation of drugs. The correct use of inhaler devices is not granted and patients may incur in mistakes when using pressurized metered-dose inhalers (pMDIs) or dry-powder inhaler (DPIs). The incorrect use of inhaler devices can lead to a poorly controlled disease status...
March 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247183/the-challenges-of-precision-medicine-in-copd
#13
Mario Cazzola, Luigino Calzetta, Paola Rogliani, Maria Gabriella Matera
Pheno-/endotyping chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is really important because it provides patients with precise and personalized medicine. The central concept of precision medicine is to take individual variability into account when making management decisions. Precision medicine should ensure that patients get the right treatment at the right dose at the right time, with minimum harmful consequences and maximum efficacy. Ideally, we should search for genetic and molecular biomarker-based profiles...
February 28, 2017: Molecular Diagnosis & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203364/tiotropium-formulations-and-safety-a-network-meta-analysis
#14
Mario Cazzola, Luigino Calzetta, Paola Rogliani, Maria Gabriella Matera
Tiotropium is now delivered via two different inhaler devices: the original Handihaler 18 μg once daily, which uses a powder formulation; and the newer Respimat Soft Mist Inhaler (SMI) 5 μg once daily. It has been questioned whether the two devices can be assumed to have the same safety profile, although the TIOSPIR trial showed that tiotropium when administered via Respimat SMI 5 μg is not less safe than Handihaler 18 μg. Therefore, we have carried out a safety evaluation of tiotropium Handihaler 18 µg versus tiotropium Respimat SMI 5 µg and 2...
January 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28140686/role-of-muscarinic-antagonists-in-asthma-therapy
#15
Mario Cazzola, Josuel Ora, Paola Rogliani, Maria Gabriella Matera
Higher parasympathetic tone has been reported in asthmatics. In general, cholinergic contractile tone is increased by airway inflammation associated with asthma. Nevertheless, the role of muscarinic antagonists for the treatment of asthma has not yet been clearly defined. Areas covered: The use of SAMAs and LAMAs in asthma has been examined and discussed according with the published evidence. Particular attention has been given to the large Phase III clinical trial program designed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of tiotropium respimat added to standard treatment in adults, adolescents and children with persistent asthma across the spectrum of asthma severity...
March 2017: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118826/pharmacological-investigation-on-the-anti-oxidant-and-anti-inflammatory-activity-of-n-acetylcysteine-in-an-ex-vivo-model-of-copd-exacerbation
#16
Mario Cazzola, Luigino Calzetta, Francesco Facciolo, Paola Rogliani, Maria Gabriella Matera
BACKGROUND: Oxidative stress is recognized to be one of predisposing factor in the pathogenesis of COPD. The oxidant/antioxidant imbalance is significantly pronounced in patients with COPD exacerbation. N-acetylcysteine (NAC) seems to be able to reduce COPD exacerbations by modulating the oxidative stress in addition to its well-known mucolytic activity, but there are discordant findings on the actual anti-oxidant activity of NAC. METHODS: The anti-oxidant effect of NAC and its impact on the inflammatory response have been pharmacologically characterized on a human ex vivo model of COPD exacerbation induced by lipopolysaccharide (LPS)...
January 24, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096283/laba-lama-combination-in-copd-a-meta-analysis-on-the-duration-of-treatment
#17
REVIEW
Luigino Calzetta, Paola Rogliani, Josuel Ora, Ermanno Puxeddu, Mario Cazzola, Maria Gabriella Matera
When there are no randomised clinical trials directly comparing all relevant treatment options, an indirect treatment comparison via meta-analysis of the available clinical evidence is an acceptable alternative. However, meta-analyses may be very misleading if not adequately performed. Here, we propose and validate a simple and effective approach to meta-analysis for exploring the effectiveness of long-acting β2-agonist (LABA)/long-acting muscarinic antagonist (LAMA) fixed-dose combinations in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease...
January 2017: European Respiratory Review: An Official Journal of the European Respiratory Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072764/antitumour-activity-of-trabectedin-in-myelodysplastic-myeloproliferative-neoplasms
#18
Michela Romano, Matteo Giovanni Della Porta, Anna Gallì, Nicolò Panini, Simonetta Andrea Licandro, Ezia Bello, Ilaria Craparotta, Vittorio Rosti, Elisa Bonetti, Richard Tancredi, Marianna Rossi, Laura Mannarino, Sergio Marchini, Luca Porcu, Carlos M Galmarini, Alberto Zambelli, Marco Zecca, Franco Locatelli, Mario Cazzola, Andrea Biondi, Alessandro Rambaldi, Paola Allavena, Eugenio Erba, Maurizio D'Incalci
BACKGROUND: Juvenile myelomonocytic leukaemia (JMML) and chronic myelomonocytic leukaemia (CMML) are myelodysplastic myeloproliferative (MDS/MPN) neoplasms with unfavourable prognosis and without effective chemotherapy treatment. Trabectedin is a DNA minor groove binder acting as a modulator of transcription and interfering with DNA repair mechanisms; it causes selective depletion of cells of the myelomonocytic lineage. We hypothesised that trabectedin might have an antitumour effect on MDS/MPN...
January 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028028/introduction-to-a-review-series-on-myeloproliferative-neoplasms
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EDITORIAL
Mario Cazzola
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 9, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028026/diagnosis-risk-stratification-and-response-evaluation-in-classical-myeloproliferative-neoplasms
#20
REVIEW
Elisa Rumi, Mario Cazzola
Philadelphia-negative classical myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) include polycythemia vera (PV), essential thrombocythemia (ET), and primary myelofibrosis (PMF). The 2016 revision of the WHO Classification of Tumours of Haematopoietic and Lymphoid Tissues includes new criteria for the diagnosis of these disorders. Somatic mutations in the 3 driver genes, that is, JAK2, CALR, and MPL, represent major diagnostic criteria in combination with hematologic and morphological abnormalities. PV is characterized by erythrocytosis with suppressed endogenous erythropoietin production, bone marrow panmyelosis, and JAK2 mutation...
February 9, 2017: Blood
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