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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933171/active-postoperative-acromegaly-sustained-remission-after-discontinuation-of-somatostatin-analogues
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Cristina Alvarez-Escola, Jersy Cardenas-Salas
: In patients with active acromegaly after pituitary surgery, somatostatin analogues are effective in controlling the disease and can even be curative in some cases. After treatment discontinuation, the likelihood of disease recurrence is high. However, a small subset of patients remains symptom-free after discontinuation, with normalized growth hormone (GH) and insulin-like growth factor (IGF1) levels. The characteristics of patients most likely to achieve sustained remission after treatment discontinuation are not well understood, although limited evidence suggests that sustained remission is more likely in patients with lower GH and IGF1 levels before treatment withdrawal, in those who respond well to low-dose treatment, in those without evidence of adenoma on an MRI scan and/or in patients who receive long-term treatment...
2016: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931087/metastatic-renal-cell-carcinoma-in-a-renal-allograft-a-sustained-complete-remission-after-stimulated-rejection
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L Champion, S Culine, F Desgranchamps, K Benali, J Verine, E Daugas
We report the case of a 40-year-old woman who recovered from a diffuse metastatic renal cell carcinoma that developed from a kidney allograft. She was successfully treated by the induction of tumor rejection. Immunosuppression was discontinued, and transplant nephrectomy was deliberately delayed based on the expectation that the tumor mass would trigger the alloimmune response, which was stimulated with pegylated interferon-α-2a. Three years later, the patient remained in complete remission. Despite this severe context, the present case shows that the poor prognosis of allograft metastatic renal cell carcinoma could be dramatically reversed by taking advantage of the donor tumor origin to actively induce a specific alloimmune rejection of the tumor...
December 8, 2016: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921374/efficacy-of-a-novel-granulocyte-monocyte-apheresis-adsorber-device-in-the-treatment-of-inflammatory-bowel-diseases-a-pilot-study
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Maria Di Girolamo, Alessandro Sartini, Rosina Critelli, Angela Bertani, Alberto Merighi, Erica Villa
Granulocyte monocyte apheresis (GMA) is a non-pharmacological treatment for inflammatory bowel disease. In our study, we tested a novel GMA adsorber device in terms of clinical efficacy and safety in patients' non-response to pharmacological therapy. Secondary outcomes were the evaluation of adsorber's technical performance, the reduction of inflammatory markers and the improvement of patients' life quality. The prospective study included 18 patients enrolled from 2011 to 2012 with a monitoring of 48 weeks...
December 5, 2016: Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921048/surgical-treatment-of-metabolic-syndrome
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REVIEW
Norbert Runkel, Rainer Brydniak
BACKGROUND: Bariatric surgery is gastrointestinal surgery for weight control, and metabolic surgery refers to the use of surgery to primarily and purposely treat type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM)/metabolic syndrome mellitus. METHODS: The most recent literature was reviewed for surgery and T2DM in a non-systematic fashion. RESULTS: Roux-Y gastric bypass, biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch, and sleeve gastrectomy (SG) are the dominant procedures today...
October 2016: Visceral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914967/survival-advantage-and-comparable-toxicity-in-reduced-toxicity-treosulfan-based-vs-reduced-intensity-busulfan-based-conditioning-regimen-in-mds-and-aml-patients-post-allogeneic-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation
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Ioanna Sakellari, Despina Mallouri, Eleni Gavriilaki, Ioannis Batsis, Maria Kaliou, Varnavas Constantinou, Apostolia Papalexandri, Chrysavgi Lalayanni, Chrysanthi Vadikolia, Anastasia Athanasiadou, Evangelia Yannaki, Damianos Sotiropoulos, Christos Smias, Achilles Anagnostopoulos
Treosulfan has been incorporated in conditioning regimens for sustained remissions without substantial toxicity and treatment related mortality (TRM). We aimed to analyze the safety and efficacy of FluTreo conditioning regimen (fludarabine 150mg/m(2), treosulfan 42g/m(2)) in medically infirm patients. Patients' outcome was compared with a similar historical group treated with FluBuATG (fludarabine 150-180mg/m(2), busulfex 6.4mg/Kg, thymoglobulin-ATG 5-7.5mg/kg). Thirty one consecutive patients suffering from AML (21), MDS (6) or treatment-related AML (4) received FluTreo conditioning...
November 30, 2016: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900097/post-transplant-lymphoproliferative-disorder-presenting-with-skin-ulceration-in-a-renal-transplant-recipient-who-achieved-sustained-remission-with-rituximab-therapy-a-case-report
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Man Fai Law, Hay Nun Chan, Ho Kei Lai, Chung Yin Ha, Celia Ng, Yiu Ming Yeung, Sze Fai Yip
Post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder (PTLD) is associated with a variety of clinical presentations, but rarely involves the skin. We herein report a case of PTLD presenting with skin ulceration in a renal transplant recipient. A biopsy of the ulcer confirmed the diagnosis of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. The patient was initially treated with immunosuppression reduction, but the skin ulcer persisted. He was then treated with two courses of chemotherapy, but his condition was complicated with cryptococcal infection...
November 2016: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899816/bariatric-surgery-for-obesity-and-metabolic-disorders-state-of-the-art
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REVIEW
Ninh T Nguyen, J Esteban Varela
Obesity is one of the most important public health conditions worldwide. Bariatric surgery for severe obesity is an effective treatment that results in the improvement and remission of many obesity-related comorbidities, as well as providing sustained weight loss and improvement in quality of life. Contemporary bariatric operations include Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, adjustable gastric band and the duodenal switch. The vast majority of these procedures are now performed using laparoscopic technique, the main advantages of which include rapid recovery, the reduction of postoperative pain and the reduction of wound-related complications, compared with open surgery...
November 30, 2016: Nature Reviews. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896861/cyclosporine-a-for-severe-atopic-dermatitis-in-children-efficacy-and-safety-in-a-retrospective-study-of-63-patients
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A Hernández-Martín, L Noguera-Morel, B Bernardino-Cuesta, A Torrelo, M A Pérez-Martin, C Aparicio-López, C de Lucas-Collantes
BACKGROUND: Cyclosporin A (CSA) is an immunosuppressant agent widely used in severe atopic dermatitis (AD). However, experience in children is limited. OBJECTIVES: To assess the efficacy and adverse events of CSA therapy in children. METHODS: Retrospective study of children with severe AD treated with CSA between January 2009 and December 2015. RESULTS: Data from 63 patients were collected. Mean age at the beginning of treatment was 8...
November 29, 2016: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893014/durability-of-the-rituximab-response-in-acetylcholine-receptor-autoantibody-positive-myasthenia-gravis
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Kimberly R Robeson, Aditya Kumar, Benison Keung, Daniel B DiCapua, Emily Grodinsky, Huned S Patwa, Panos A Stathopoulos, Jonathan M Goldstein, Kevin C O'Connor, Richard J Nowak
Importance: Myasthenia gravis (MG), an autoimmune disorder of neuromuscular transmission, is treated by an array of immunotherapeutics, many of which are nonspecific. Even with current therapies, a subset of patients has medically refractory MG. The benefits of B-cell-targeted therapy with rituximab have been observed in MG; however, the duration of these benefits after treatment is unclear. Objective: To evaluate the durability of response to rituximab in the treatment of acetylcholine receptor autoantibody-positive (AChR+) generalized MG...
November 21, 2016: JAMA Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890936/increased-proportion-of-mature-nk-cells-is-associated-with-successful-imatinib-discontinuation-in-chronic-myeloid-leukemia
#10
M Ilander, U Olsson-Strömberg, H Schlums, J Guilhot, O Brück, H Lähteenmäki, T Kasanen, P Koskenvesa, S Söderlund, M Höglund, B Markevärn, A Själander, K Lotfi, A Dreimane, A Lübking, E Holm, M Björeman, S Lehmann, L Stenke, L Ohm, T Gedde-Dahl, W Majeed, H Ehrencrona, S Koskela, S Saussele, F-X Mahon, K Porkka, H Hjorth-Hansen, Y T Bryceson, J Richter, S Mustjoki
Recent studies suggest that a proportion of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) patients in deep molecular remission can discontinue the tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) treatment without disease relapse. In this multi-center, prospective clinical trial (EURO-SKI, NCT01596114) we analyzed the function and phenotype of T and NK cells and their relation to successful TKI cessation. Lymphocyte subclasses were measured from 100 imatinib treated patients at baseline and 1 month after the discontinuation, and functional characterization of NK and T cells was done from 45 patients...
November 28, 2016: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876239/case-reports-of-idiopathic-thrombocytopenia-unresponsive-to-first-line-therapies-treated-with-traditional-herbal-medicines-based-on-syndrome-differentiation
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Juno Yang, Beom-Joon Lee, Jun-Hwan Lee
The objective of our study is to present two cases showing the effects of traditional Korean herbal medicines based on traditional Korean medicine (TKM) for the treatment of immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP). One patient showed no response to treatment with steroids and an immunosuppressive agent. Moreover, liver toxicity and side effects of steroids were evident. However, after he ceased conventional treatment and started to take an herbal medicine, his liver function normalized and the steroid side effects resolved...
October 21, 2016: Explore: the Journal of Science and Healing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872827/zinc-supplementation-as-an-adjunct-to-standard-therapy-in-childhood-nephrotic-syndrome-a-systematic-review
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Girish Chandra Bhatt, Shikha Jain, Rashmi Ranjan Das
AIM: To evaluate the role of zinc as add on treatment to the "recommended treatment" of nephrotic syndrome (NS) in children. METHODS: All the published literature through the major databases including Medline/Pubmed, Embase, and Google Scholar were searched till 31(st) December 2015. Reference lists from the articles were reviewed to identify additional pertinent articles. Retrieved papers concerning the role of zinc in childhood NS were reviewed by the authors, and the data were extracted using a standardized data collection tool...
November 8, 2016: World Journal of Clinical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857141/hiv-achieving-sustained-remission
#13
Sarah Crunkhorn
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November 18, 2016: Nature Reviews. Drug Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856656/stopping-tumour-necrosis-factor-targeted-biological-dmards-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
#14
REVIEW
Yoshiya Tanaka
The combined use of MTX and biological DMARDs (bDMARDs) targeting TNF has revolutionized treatment of RA, and clinical remission becomes a realistic treatment goal. After sustained remission, discontinuation of bDMARDs without disease flare has been emerging as an important theme from the risk-benefit point of view and economic burden. According to several studies, approximately half of early RA patients could discontinue TNF-targeted bDMARDs without clinical flare and functional impairment after obtaining low disease activity or remission by treatment with bDMARDs and MTX...
December 2016: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830957/health-related-quality-of-life-and-patient-reported-outcomes-of-ofatumumab-plus-fludarabine-and-cyclophosphamide-versus-fludarabine-and-cyclophosphamide-in-the-complement-2-trial-of-patients-with-relapsed-cll
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Tadeusz Robak, Krzysztof Warzocha, K Govind Babu, Yaroslav Kulyaba, Kazimierz Kuliczkowski, Kudrat Abdulkadyrov, Javier Loscertales, Iryna Kryachok, Janusz Kłoczko, Grygoriy Rekhtman, Wojciech Homenda, Jerzy Z Błoński, Astrid McKeown, Chai-Ni Chang, Vasudha Bal, Steen Lisby, Ira V Gupta, Sebastian Grosicki
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is an incurable disease. Quality of life during treatment and periods of subsequent remission is therefore vital. Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) was compared in relapsed CLL during and after treatment with ofatumumab combined with fludarabine and cyclophosphamide versus fludarabine and cyclophosphamide alone. The European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) QLQ-C30 v3 and QLQ-CLL16 were used to assess HRQoL in this open-label, phase 3 study. Improvements in prespecified domains of patient-reported outcomes (Global Health Status [GHS]/HRQoL and B symptom scores) were recorded in both treatment arms after three cycles and were sustained after 18 months of follow-up...
November 10, 2016: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829330/diabetes-and-nutritional-screening-in-post-bariatric-patients
#16
Maria E Pena, Trisha B Newaz
With the rise of obesity there has been a concomitant increase in the incidence of type 2 diabetes (T2DM). As a result, the term "diabesity" has become a popular disease entity in the past several years. When lifestyle modification and pharmacotherapy fail to achieve successful weight loss and diabetes control, bariatric surgery is a recommended treatment option. Bariatric surgery has been shown to promote sustained T2DM remission in 30-63% of patients and improve other components of metabolic syndrome; thus a preferred term has been "metabolic surgery"...
November 7, 2016: Current Diabetes Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826188/response-to-depression-treatment-in-the-aging-brain-care-medical-home-model
#17
Michael A LaMantia, Anthony J Perkins, Sujuan Gao, Mary G Austrom, Cathy A Alder, Dustin D French, Debra K Litzelman, Ann H Cottingham, Malaz A Boustani
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of the Aging Brain Care (ABC) Medical Home program's depression module on patients' depression severity measurement over time. DESIGN: Retrospective chart review. SETTING: Public hospital system. PARTICIPANTS: Patients enrolled in the ABC Medical Home program between October 1, 2012 and March 31, 2014. METHODS: The response of 773 enrolled patients who had multiple patient health questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9) scores recorded in the ABC Medical Home program's depression care protocol was evaluated...
2016: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825643/-sofosbuvir-and-daclatasvir-combination-therapy-in-hemodialysis-patient-with-liver-transplantation
#18
Mourad Hachicha, Danielle Botta-Fridlund
We report a case of sustained remission of a liver transplant patient infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype 1 undergoing hemodialysis treatment. Oral treatment regimen of the HCV infection consists of a combination of sofosbuvir 400 mg after each hemodialysis session and daclatasvir 60 mg daily, for a period of 3 months. Laboratory testing indicate that the combination regimen was well-tolerated with no sign of drug-drug interaction. Confirmation of these clinical observations in large clinical studies may help improve morbidity and decrease mortality outcome in patients infected with HCV and undergoing hemodialysis treatment...
November 4, 2016: Néphrologie & Thérapeutique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27823644/a-critical-review-of-treatment-modalities-for-blastic-plasmacytoid-dendritic-cell-neoplasm
#19
REVIEW
Umberto Falcone, Hassan Sibai, Uday Deotare
Blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasm (BPDCN) is a clinically aggressive tumor derived from the precursors of plasmacytoid dendritic cells. It is a rare disease presenting across all ages with either skin or both skin and bone marrow involvement often conferring a poor prognosis. Though localized radiation has been used before, acute leukemia based regimens, remains the treatment of choice for induction of remission. Hematopoietic stem cell transplant, either autologous or allogeneic, is further required for attaining sustained remissions...
November 2016: Critical Reviews in Oncology/hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27808051/-medical-therapy-versus-bariatric-surgery-of-obese-patients-with-type-2-diabetes
#20
Maria Saur Svane, Kirstine Nyvold Bojsen-Møller, Sten Madsbad
Bariatric surgery induces large and sustainable weight loss in obese patients and improves glycaemic control in patients with Type 2 diabetes. Eleven randomized controlled trials have shown superior glycaemic outcomes after bariatric procedures vs. medical therapy/intensive lifestyle interventions in obese patients with Type 2 diabetes. Furthermore, many patients experience remission of Type 2 diabetes after surgery but relapse may occur during follow-up. Data from observational studies show reduced incidence of micro- and macrovascular complications in addition to reduced cardiovascular and total mortality after surgery...
October 31, 2016: Ugeskrift for Laeger
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