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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932112/acute-exacerbations-of-copd-risk-factors-for-failure-and-relapse
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REVIEW
Marco Mantero, Paola Rogliani, Marta Di Pasquale, Eva Polverino, Ernesto Crisafulli, Monica Guerrero, Andrea Gramegna, Mario Cazzola, Francesco Blasi
Acute exacerbations are a leading cause of worsening COPD in terms of lung function decline, quality of life, and survival. They also have a relevant economic burden on the health care system. Determining the risk factors for acute exacerbation and early relapse could be a crucial element for a better management of COPD patients. This review analyzes the current knowledge and underlines the main risk factors for recurrent acute exacerbations. Comprehensive evaluation of COPD patients during stable phase and exacerbation could contribute to prevent treatment failure and relapses...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862641/the-u2af1s34f-mutation-induces-lineage-specific-splicing-alterations-in-myelodysplastic-syndromes
#2
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
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840753/comparative-effectiveness-of-indacaterol-glycopyrronium-in-the-treatment-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
#3
Mario Cazzola, Paola Rogliani
Indacaterol/glycopyrronium has been the first long-acting β2-agonist (LABA)/long-acting muscarinic antagonist (LAMA) fixed dose combination to be approved as a maintenance treatment in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients. Comparative effectiveness studies indicate that it is constantly superior to a LAMA or a LABA alone or even a LABA/inhaled corticosteroid combination, regardless of the drugs used. However, definitive data documenting the benefit of indacaterol/glycopyrronium fixed dose combination over these consolidated therapies are still absent in real-world, although the results of pivotal randomized controlled trials show that this is the case...
August 25, 2017: Journal of Comparative Effectiveness Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28827411/ruxolitinib-for-essential-thrombocythemia-refractory-to-or-intolerant-of-hydroxyurea-long-term-phase-2-study-results
#4
Srdan Verstovsek, Francesco Passamonti, Alessandro Rambaldi, Giovanni Barosi, Elisa Rumi, Elisabetta Gattoni, Lisa Pieri, Huiling Zhen, Muriel Granier, Albert Assad, Mario Cazzola, Hagop M Kantarjian, Tiziano Barbui, Alessandro M Vannucchi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 21, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801320/in-stable-copd-long-acting-muscarinic-antagonist-plus-long-acting-beta-agonists-resulted-in-less-exacerbations-pneumonia-and-larger-improvement-in-fev-1-than-long-acting-beta-agonists-plus-inhaled-corticosteroids
#5
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753070/impact-of-mucolytic-agents-on-copd-exacerbations-a-pair-wise-and-network-meta-analysis
#6
Mario Cazzola, Paola Rogliani, Luigino Calzetta, Nicola A Hanania, Maria Gabriella Matera
Mucolytics are potentially useful for the management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), although there is conflicting advice on their use in different guideline documents. Furthermore, there is paucity of data comparing the efficacy of the different mucolytic agents in reducing the odds of COPD exacerbations. We performed pair-wise and network meta-analyses to evaluate the impact of mucoly-tics in COPD. Randomized clinical trials lasting at least 3 months and investigating the effects of mucolytics on COPD exacerbations were identified from published studies and repository databases...
October 2017: COPD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745522/pharmacological-characterization-of-the-interaction-between-tiotropium-and-olodaterol-administered-at-5-5-concentration-ratio-in-equine-bronchi
#7
Luigino Calzetta, Paola Rogliani, Maurizio Mattei, Pietro Alfonsi, Giuseppe Cito, Elena Pistocchini, Mario Cazzola, Maria Gabriella Matera
Equine airways represent a suitable ex vivo model to study the functional impact of pharmacological treatments on human chronic obstructive pulmonary disorders, such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). We aimed to characterize the pharmacological interaction between the long-acting muscarinic antagonist (LAMA) tiotropium and the long-acting β2-agonist (LABA) olodaterol in equine airways. The effect of tiotropium and olodaterol, administered alone and in combination at the ratio of concentrations reproducing ex vivo the concentration-ratio delivered by the currently available fixed-dose combination (FDC) (5:5), was investigated on the cholinergic contractile tone induced by the parasympathetic activation of equine isolated airways...
July 26, 2017: COPD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737051/pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic-drug-evaluation-of-benralizumab-for-the-treatment-of-asthma
#8
REVIEW
Maria Gabriella Matera, Luigino Calzetta, Barbara Rinaldi, Mario Cazzola
In many severe asthmatics, eosinophils cause inflammation and airways hyperresponsiveness, resulting in frequent exacerbations, impaired lung function, and reduced quality of life. Interleukin-5 (IL-5) is a key cytokine for eosinophil growth, differentiation, recruitment, activation, and survival. Anti-IL-5-based therapies (mepolizumab and reslizumab are humanized monoclonal antibodies (hmAbs) that recognize free IL-5, benralizumab is a hmAb directed at the α subunit of the IL-5R) target the IL-5-signaling in eosinophilic asthma...
September 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Metabolism & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732830/impact-of-laba-lama-combination-on-exercise-endurance-and-lung-hyperinflation-in-copd-a-pair-wise-and-network-meta-analysis
#9
REVIEW
Luigino Calzetta, Josuel Ora, Francesco Cavalli, Paola Rogliani, Denis E O'Donnell, Mario Cazzola
BACKGROUND: The ability to exercise is an important clinical outcome in COPD, and the improvement in exercise capacity is recognized to be an important goal in the management of COPD. Therefore, since the current interest in the use of bronchodilators in COPD is gradually shifting towards the dual bronchodilation, we carried out a meta-analysis to evaluate the impact of LABA/LAMA combination on exercise capacity and lung hyperinflation in COPD. METHODS: RCTs were identified after a search in different databases of published and unpublished trials...
August 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732818/adherence-to-copd-treatment-myth-and-reality
#10
REVIEW
Paola Rogliani, Josuel Ora, Ermanno Puxeddu, Maria Gabriella Matera, Mario Cazzola
COPD is a chronic disease in which effective management requires long-term adherence to pharmacotherapies but the level of adhesion to the prescribed medications is very low and this has a negative influence on outcomes. There are several approaches to detect non-adherence, such as pharmacy refill methods, electronic monitoring, and self-report measures, but they are all burdened with important limitations. Medication adherence in COPD is multifactorial and is affected by patients (health beliefs, cognitive abilities, self-efficacy, comorbidities, psychological profile, conscientiousness), physicians (method of administration, dosing regimen, polypharmacy, side effects), and society (patient-prescriber relationship, social support, access to medication, device training, follow-up)...
August 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716723/pharmacological-characterization-of-the-interaction-between-umeclidinium-and-vilanterol-in-human-bronchi
#11
Luigino Calzetta, Paola Rogliani, Francesco Facciolo, Erino Rendina, Mario Cazzola, Maria Gabriella Matera
The long-acting β2-agonist (LABA) / long-acting muscarinic antagonist (LAMA) fixed dose combination (FDC) therapy represents the cornerstone for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Nevertheless, conflicting clinical findings still exist on the real benefit of the LABA/LAMA FDCs. Therefore, we investigated whether combining the LABA vilanterol with the LAMA umeclidinium may induce synergistic bronchorelaxant effect in isolated airways. The effect of umeclidinium and vilanterol, administered alone, in combination at the ratio of concentrations reproducing the doses delivered by Anoro(®) Ellipta(®) (55:22), or at isoeffective low concentrations, was investigated on the cholinergic contractile tone induced by the parasympathetic activation of human isolated airways...
July 14, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701512/imatinib-and-nilotinib-off-target-effects-on-human-nk-cells-monocytes-and-m2-macrophages
#12
Francesca Bellora, Alessandra Dondero, Maria Valeria Corrias, Beatrice Casu, Stefano Regis, Fabio Caliendo, Alessandro Moretta, Mario Cazzola, Chiara Elena, Luciana Vinti, Franco Locatelli, Cristina Bottino, Roberta Castriconi
Tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) are used in the clinical management of hematological neoplasms. Moreover, in solid tumors such as stage 4 neuroblastomas (NB), imatinib showed benefits that might depend on both on-target and immunological off-target effects. We investigated the effects of imatinib and nilotinib on human NK cells, monocytes, and macrophages. High numbers of monocytes died upon exposure to TKI concentrations similar to those achieved in patients. Conversely, NK cells were highly resistant to the TKI cytotoxic effect, were properly activated by immunostimulatory cytokines, and degranulated in the presence of NB cells...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606478/withdrawal-of-inhaled-corticosteroids-in-copd-a-meta-analysis
#13
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...
August 2017: Pulmonary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527922/bronchodilator-therapy-for-chronic-cough
#14
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
#15
REVIEW
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
#16
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
#17
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...
September 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436936/the-u2af1s34f-mutation-induces-lineage-specific-splicing-alterations-in-myelodysplastic-syndromes
#18
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
#19
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...
June 22, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422716/sequential-evaluation-of-calr-mutant-burden-in-patients-with-myeloproliferative-neoplasms
#20
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
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