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One hundred and nineteen patients with IgA nephropathy who had at least one of the three aforementioned lesions were enrolled. All patients were treated with prednisone; 48 patients received prednisone only (Pred group), 40 received MMF and prednisone (MMF + Pred group), and 31 were treated with CTX and prednisone (CTX + Pred group). The median time of follow-up was 30 months (maximum: 96 months). The primary endpoint was defined as renal survival. The incidence of remission of proteinuria was the secondary endpoint.
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We investigated the prognostic value of phenotypic and genotypic profiles in DLBCL in clinical trial (NCT00544219) patients homogenously treated with six cycles of rituximab, cyclophosphamide, hydroxydaunorubicin, vincristine, prednisone (R-CHOP), followed by two cycles of R (R-CHOP-14). The primary endpoint was event-free survival at 2 years (EFS). Secondary endpoints were progression-free (PFS) and overall survival (OS). Immunohistochemical (bcl2, bcl6, CD5, CD10, CD20, CD95, CD168, cyclin E, FOXP1, GCET, Ki-67, LMO2, MUM1p, pSTAT3) and in situ hybridization analyses (BCL2 break apart probe, C-MYC break apart probe and C-MYC/IGH double-fusion probe, and Epstein-Barr virus probe) were performed and correlated with the endpoints.
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New options necessary to improve treatment of severe DIHD/DRESS have to consider its sequential pathogenetic mechanisms. N-acetylcysteine might neutralize the drug-derived reactive metabolites, which are responsible for protein adduct formation and specific T cell stimulation, and replete the glutathione stores that counterbalance oxidative stress. Prednisone might inhibit lymphoproliferation and valganciclovir might prevent complications related to HHV-6 reactivation. We therefore propose the unprecedented combination of N-acetylcysteine, prednisone and valganciclovir as a treatment option for DIHS/DRESS.
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The mean CFQ score was significantly higher in sarcoidosis patients (37.3 +/- 16.1) compared with the controls (31.3 +/- 10.1; p < 0.0001).A high CFQ sore (> or =43) was found in 35.0% of the patients and only 14.3% of the controls. No relation with disease severity and duration, or disease location was found. The proportion of patients receiving treatment did not differ among the groups with high and normal CFQ score. At the 6-month follow-up, only patients recently treated with anti-TNF-alpha therapy (n = 42) demonstrated a significant improvement in the CFQ score (Delta -7.07 +/- 7.23) compared with the untreated patients (Delta -0.08 +/- 9.35) and patients treated with prednisone with or without methotrexate (Delta 1.67 +/- 9.22; p < 0.0001). After adjustment for the concomitant decrease in fatigue, the effect of anti-TNF-alpha therapy remained high and significant.
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There are about 40 cases in literatures to date, and the cause and pathogenesis of collagenous gastritis remain unknown. According to the clinical and pathological characteristics, the patient in this article is the subtype of collagenous gastritis that occurring in children and young adults. Specific therapy has not been established, the gluten-free diet and glucocorticosteroid may be helpful to relieve symptoms in collagenous gastritis patients.
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Doxorubicin is a common antineoplastic agent with dose-dependent cardiotoxic adverse effects, and pre-existing myocardial dysfunction is a contraindication to its use.
The possibility of additional strategies to enhance the effectiveness of specific immunotherapy (SIT) is highly attractive.
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All prednisone-treated patients had normal plasma creatinine (PCr) after 1 month of treatment (median 59.1 [45-85] μmol/l) whereas only 50 % of patients in the non-treatment group had normal creatinine (median 81.0 [42-123] μmol/l) at the same time point (p = 0.025). During 6 months' follow-up, PCr decreased in all patient groups; however, it decreased significantly only in prednisone-treated patients with baseline PCr >150 μmol/l (p < 0.001). At the end of follow-up, no difference in PCr, glomerular filtration rate (GFR), or low molecular weight (LMW) proteinuria could be found between the study groups. A considerable number of patients in both groups had subnormal GFR and/or persistent LMW proteinuria at the 6-month follow-up visit. Eighty-two percent of the patients had uveitis.
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Febrile neutropenia (FN) risk-assessment and granulocyte-colony stimulating factor (G-CSF) prophylaxis use in clinical practice was evaluated in patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma receiving R-CHOP-21. More G-CSF primary prophylaxis was used in patients assessed as high FN risk, but R-CHOP-21 was associated with substantial myelotoxicity in both high- and low-risk groups. In a multivariate analysis, older age, poor performance status, lower baseline hemoglobin, and lack of G-CSF prophylaxis were significantly associated with occurrence of FN in any cycle. Results highlight the need for improved FN risk-assessment and thorough guideline adherence to further reduce FN and better support chemotherapy delivery.
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The subcutaneous soft tissue of the forehead is a rare anatomic site for Hodgkin lymphoma (HL), and no such case has previously been reported in the literature, to the best of our knowledge. HLs commonly present in the nodal regions in the majority of patients, rarely occurring in extranodal sites, whereas primary extranodal lymphoma is less common and is more typical in cases of non-HL. The present study reports a novel case of extranodal head and neck classical HL (cHL), initially diagnosed as frontal fibroma. The present study describes an unusual case of subcutaneous soft tissue involvement of HL, aiming to enhance current levels of awareness for patients with extranodal symptoms. A 25-year-old male, who inadvertently detected a hard painless mass above the right superciliary arch 2 months prior to admission in April 2013 was eventually diagnosed with mixed cellularity cHL. Subsequent to six cycles of doxorubicin (Adriamycin), bleomycin, vindesine and dacarbazine chemotherapy, followed by four cycles of ifosfamide, gemcitabine, vinorelbine and prednisone chemotherapy, a satisfactory curative effect was obtained. In conclusion, it is proposed that lymphoma should be considered in the differential diagnosis of a mass involving the subcutaneous soft tissue.
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The MTD of lomustine was established at 50 mg/m(2) when combined with pulse-administered TOC; the dose-limiting toxicity was neutropenia. Forty-one dogs treated at the MTD were evaluable for outcome assessment. The ORR was 46% (4 complete response, 15 partial response) and the overall median progression-free survival (PFS) was 53 days (1 to >752 days). On multivariate analysis, variables significantly associated with improved PFS included response to treatment, absence of metastasis, and no previous chemotherapy.
Mantle cell lymphoma is a distinct subtype of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, which has historically been associated with a poor prognosis. It is now recognized as a heterogeneous disease with variable biologic and clinical behavior. Treatment paradigms have evolved along two lines. Younger, fit mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) patients are generally treated with intensive strategies and older less fit patients with non-intensive strategies. Most of the published literature has focused on intensive strategies, which appear to result in more durable remissions, but with an unclear impact on overall survival. The literature is more sparse for the roughly 50% of patients who are not candidates for intensive strategies, and no "standard" approach has been established for this patient population. However, clues are emerging. Randomized clinical trials have (a) established that bendamustine-rituximab (BR) is more efficacious and less toxic than rituximab, cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, and prednisone (R-CHOP); (b) established that bortezomib should replace vincristine if using an R-CHOP backbone; and (c) established that maintenance rituximab (MR) is beneficial after an R-CHOP induction. In our opinion, it is reasonable to extrapolate the data supporting MR after R-CHOP and apply MR after a BR induction. In our practice, we recommend BR followed by MR for 2 years to MCL patients not eligible for intensive therapy. An ongoing US intergroup trial is testing the addition of bortezomib to the BR backbone and the addition of lenalidomide to MR. This trial may establish a standard of care in the older MCL population. In addition, exciting options for relapsed MCL have emerged in the last few years, with the introduction of the Bruton tyrosine kinase (BTK) inhibitor ibrutinib and the development of the lenalidomide-rituximab combination. In this article, we will discuss the current available options for these older MCL patients and the evidence supporting those options.
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Mycobacterium kansasii, a nontuberculous mycobacterium, can lead to lung disease similar to tuberculosis. Immunotherapeutic biologic agents predispose to infections with mycobacteria, including M kansasii. T-cell-mediated interferon gamma release assays like QuantiFERON-TB Gold Test (QFT) are widely used by clinicians for the diagnosis of infections with Mycobacterium tuberculosis; however, QFT may also show positive result with certain nontuberculous mycobacterial infections. We report a case of M kansasii pulmonary infection, with a positive QFT, in an immunocompromised patient receiving prednisone, leflunomide and tocilizumab, a humanized anti-interleukin-6 receptor monoclonal antibody. This case highlights the risk of mycobacterial infections with the use of various biologic agents and the need for caution when interpreting the results of interferon gamma release assays.
A 57-year-old man developed CNV in both eyes, 6 years after the initial diagnosis of acute disseminated encephalomyelitis-associated choroiditis. The patient was initially treated successfully with intravitreal bevacizumab injections and oral prednisone, but CNV recurred with steroid tapering. Mycophenolate mofetil was initiated as steroid-sparing immunomodulatory therapy.
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Continuous stimulation of the androgen receptor (AR) axis is a prerequisite for growth in castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC). Abiraterone acetate (AA) is a potent inhibitor of extracellular and intracellular androgen synthesis by inhibition of the CYP-17 enzyme system, which has been shown to be up-regulated in CRPC. AA was recently introduced in the management of patients with metastatic CRPC (mCRPC) both before and after taxane-based chemotherapy. The purpose of this study is to report the initial clinical experience obtained from mCRPC patients managed on AA at Rigshospitalet, Denmark, and compare the results with phase III trial outcomes.
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With this current update, a total of five eligible studies (215 patients) were identified. Only one outcome, the proportion of patients with Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS) improvement at four weeks, was common to three trials, while two trials examined magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) outcomes. The results of this review shows there is no significant difference in relapse recovery at week four (MD -0.22, 95% confidence interval (95% CI), 0.71 to 0.26, P = 0.20) nor differences in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) gadolinium enhancement activity based on oral versus intravenous steroid treatment. However, only two of the five studies employed more current and rigorous methodological techniques, so these results must be taken with some caution. The Oral Megadose Corticosteroid Therapy of Acute Exacerbations of Multiple Sclerosis (OMEGA) trial and the "Efficacy and Safety of Methylprednisolone Per os Versus IV for the Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Relapses" (COPOUSEP) trial, designed to address such limitations, are currently underway.
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Using the case/non-case approach in the French spontaneous reporting research database, which includes data of reporting in France from January 1986 to December 2001, the effects of the competition bias were explored by generating safety signals associated with six events of interest (gastric and oesophageal haemorrhages, central nervous system haemorrhage and cerebrovascular accidents, ischaemic coronary disorders, migraine headaches, muscle pains, and hepatic enzymes and function abnormalities) before and after removing from the database reports relating to drugs known to be strongly associated with these events, whether they constituted cases or non-cases. As this study was performed on a closed database (last data entered 31 December 2001), potential signals unmasked by removal were considered as real signals if no or only incomplete knowledge about the association was available from the literature before 1 January 2002.
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Our research included 35 patients (20 men and 15 women) with renal transplant and 25 healthy volunteers. Patients were on chronic immunosuppressive regimen, which included tacrolimus, mycophenolate mofetil and prednisone. In order to estimate oxidative and nitrosative stress, we determined plasma levels of thiobarbituric acid-reactive substances (TBARS), activity of catalase (CAT), levels of total (protein and non-protein) sulfhydryl (SH) groups, advanced oxidation protein products (AOPP), ADMA and SDMA, as well as nitrite/nitrate (NOx) ratio.
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Thirty patients with NHL were studied. There was no weight change from visit 1-2, but weight increased from visit 2-3 (-1.36 - or + 1.89 kg) and from visit 1-3 (-1.93 + or - 3.21 kg). Patients with weight gain had significantly better overall response rate (p=0.013) and 5-year survival rate (p <0.01). Fat mass increased from visit 1-2 (-1.068 + or - 1.72 kg; p=0.002), from visit 2-3 (-1.32 + or - 1.89 kg; p=0.001) and from visit 1-3 (-2.502 + or - 3.23 kg; p=0.001). There was no statistically significant change in lean body mass (LBM) during chemotherapy. Total body water changed significantly from visit 1-2 (-0.08 + or -2.55l kg; p=0.097), from visit 2-3 (-1.036 + or - 1.10 kg; p=0.001) and from visit 1-3 (-1.89 + or - 3.2l kg; p=0.004). The average relative DI (ARDI) of the R-CHOP regimen was 90% and the rate of complete remission was 63.3%. Overall hematologic toxicity was evident in 14 (46.7%) patients. There was statistical significance between concentrations of cyclophosphamide and doxorubicin (mg/kg fat and mg/kg LBM) whether overall hematologic toxicity was present or not.