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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-880026

ABSTRACT

OBJECTIVE@#To explore the synergistic immunomodulatory mechanism of interferon alpha-1b, interleukin-2 and thalidomide (ITI) regimen on patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML).@*METHODS@#Sixty eight untreated de novo or relapsed or refractory or maintenance therapy patients with AML admitted in the Affiliated Cancer Hospital of Zhengzhou University and the other 11 medical units from March 2016 to May 2019 were treated with ITI regimen. Peripheral blood specimen per patient was collected into EDTA-K3 anticoagulation vacuum tube before the administration of ITI and 3 months after the treatment; peripheral blood lymphocyte subsets and perforin and Granzyme B expression were analyzed by using flow cytometry; the levels of VEGF, IFN-γ, TNF-α and IL-6 in the plasma were detected by using a cytometric bead array. Thirty-five healthy subjects from the hospital physical examination centre were selected as normal controls.@*RESULTS@#The ratio of CD4@*CONCLUSION@#The ITI regimen can raise the ratio of CD4


Subject(s)
CD8-Positive T-Lymphocytes , Humans , Interferon-alpha , Interleukin-2 , Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute/drug therapy , Perforin , Thalidomide
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Brasília; s.n; 11 ago. 2020.
Non-conventional in Portuguese | LILACS, BRISA, PIE | ID: biblio-1117979

ABSTRACT

O Informe Diário de Evidências é uma produção do Ministério da Saúde que tem como objetivo acompanhar diariamente as publicações científicas sobre tratamento farmacológico e vacinas para a COVID-19. Dessa forma, são realizadas buscas estruturadas em bases de dados biomédicas, referentes ao dia anterior desse informe. Não são incluídos estudos pré-clínicos (in vitro, in vivo, in silico). A frequência dos estudos é demonstrada de acordo com a sua classificação metodológica (revisões sistemáticas, ensaios clínicos randomizados, coortes, entre outros). Para cada estudo é apresentado um resumo com avaliação da qualidade metodológica. Essa avaliação tem por finalidade identificar o grau de certeza/confiança ou o risco de viés de cada estudo. Para tal, são utilizadas ferramentas já validadas e consagradas na literatura científica, na área de saúde baseada em evidências. Cabe ressaltar que o documento tem caráter informativo e não representa uma recomendação oficial do Ministério da Saúde sobre a temática. Foram encontrados 14 artigos e 5 protocolos.


Subject(s)
Humans , Pneumonia, Viral/drug therapy , Coronavirus Infections/drug therapy , Betacoronavirus/drug effects , Ribavirin/therapeutic use , Technology Assessment, Biomedical , Ursodeoxycholic Acid/therapeutic use , Immunoglobulins/therapeutic use , Prednisolone/therapeutic use , Trimethoprim, Sulfamethoxazole Drug Combination/therapeutic use , Chloroquine/therapeutic use , Cross-Sectional Studies , Cohort Studies , Interferon-alpha/therapeutic use , Tacrolimus/therapeutic use , Adrenal Cortex Hormones/therapeutic use , Azithromycin/therapeutic use , Ritonavir/therapeutic use , Antibodies, Neutralizing/therapeutic use , Mesenchymal Stem Cells , Lopinavir/therapeutic use , Folic Acid/therapeutic use , Meropenem/therapeutic use , Hydroxychloroquine/therapeutic use , Antibodies, Monoclonal/therapeutic use , Mycophenolic Acid/therapeutic use
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Lima; Instituto Nacional de Salud; 27 jul. 2020.
Non-conventional in Spanish | LILACS, BRISA | ID: biblio-1104225

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INTRODUCCIÓN: En diciembre del 2019 se identificó en Wuhan (China) una serie de pacientes con infecciones respiratorias que en algunos casos evolucionaban en una neumonía viral grave, entre el 1 al 5% de los casos requerían de cuidados intensivos. El 7 de enero del 2020, las autoridades chinas anunciaron a un "nuevo coronavirus" como el agente causante de estas infecciones. La OMS denomino a este virus Covid-19. Esta enfermedad se ha diseminado a todo el mundo, causando una gran repercusión social y económica. Actualmente no existe un tratamiento específico para la enfermedad, brindándose tratamiento de soporte para todos los casos. Se han administrado algunos fármacos específicos para tratar la enfermedad, pero no hay recomendaciones concluyentes. OBJETIVO: Revisar la literatura científica sobre las intervenciones farmacológicas para el tratamiento de la enfermedad por el coronavirus 2019 (COVID ­ 19). METODOLOGÍA: Se desarrolló una búsqueda electrónica en la base de datos Medline (a través de Pubmed). Para tal fin, se construyó una estrategia de búsqueda sistemática, utilizando términos del lenguaje natural y descriptores de lenguaje controlado, teniendo como fecha de búsqueda desde el 01 de diciembre de 2019 (mes donde se reportó los primeros casos de COVID-19 en China) hasta el 20 de marzo de 2020. Se incluyó únicamente estudios publicados en idioma español o inglés. RESULTADOS: Se identificaron 947 referencias potencialmente relevantes. Tras la remoción de duplicados, y lectura de títulos y resúmenes, se seleccionaron 43 referencias para lectura a texto completo. Finalmente, se seleccionaron 15 estudios que respondieron a la pregunta PICO de interés. CONCLUSIONES: No existe a la fecha, ninguna intervención farmacológica que haya demostrado ser efectivo y segura para tratamiento de COVID-19. La calidad de la evidencia para los desenlaces reportados por los ensayos clínicos donde se evaluó Favipiravir y Lopinavir/ritonavir fue calificada como baja (Es muy probable que nuevos estudios tengan un impacto importante en la confianza que se tiene en el resultado estimado y que estos puedan modificar el resultado. La calidad de la evidencia para los desenlaces reportados por el ensayos clínico donde se evaluó Hidroxicloroquina es Muy Baja (Cualquier resultado estimado es muy incierto). No se identificó evidencia concluyente respecto al uso de Lopinavir más interferón α2b, el único estudio encontrado correspondió a una serie de 10 pacientes. Asímismo, la evidencia encontrada respecto a la combinación de arbidol y lopinavir/ritonavir se basa en serie de casos, que son estudios con muchas limitaciones, por lo que sus resultados deben analizarse con cuidado. No se obtuvo evidencia concluyente sobre el uso de arbidol, esta se basa únicamente en series de casos, con un pequeño número de pacientes. No se obtuvo evidencia concluyente sobre el uso de interferón alfa, sólo se encontró un reporte de caso.(AU)


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Humans , Pneumonia, Viral/drug therapy , Interferons/therapeutic use , Interferon-alpha/therapeutic use , Coronavirus Infections/drug therapy , Ritonavir/therapeutic use , Lopinavir/therapeutic use , Hydroxychloroquine/therapeutic use , Technology Assessment, Biomedical , Health Evaluation
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Brasília; s.n; 8 jul. 2020.
Non-conventional in Portuguese | LILACS, BRISA, PIE | ID: biblio-1117634

ABSTRACT

O Informe Diário de Evidências é uma produção do Ministério da Saúde que tem como objetivo acompanhar diariamente as publicações científicas sobre tratamento farmacológico e vacinas para a COVID-19. Dessa forma, são realizadas buscas estruturadas em bases de dados biomédicas, referentes ao dia anterior desse informe. Não são incluídos estudos pré-clínicos (in vitro, in vivo, in silico). A frequência dos estudos é demonstrada de acordo com a sua classificação metodológica (revisões sistemáticas, ensaios clínicos randomizados, coortes, entre outros). Para cada estudo é apresentado um resumo com avaliação da qualidade metodológica. Essa avaliação tem por finalidade identificar o grau de certeza/confiança ou o risco de viés de cada estudo. Para tal, são utilizadas ferramentas já validadas e consagradas na literatura científica, na área de saúde baseada em evidências. Cabe ressaltar que o documento tem caráter informativo e não representa uma recomendação oficial do Ministério da Saúde sobre a temática. Foram encontrados 16 artigos e 11 protocolos.


Subject(s)
Humans , Pneumonia, Viral/drug therapy , Coronavirus Infections/drug therapy , Betacoronavirus/drug effects , Antiviral Agents/therapeutic use , Technology Assessment, Biomedical , Immunoglobulins/therapeutic use , Vaccines/therapeutic use , Chloroquine/therapeutic use , Colchicine/therapeutic use , Cross-Sectional Studies/instrumentation , Cohort Studies , Interferon-alpha/therapeutic use , Tissue Plasminogen Activator/therapeutic use , Adrenal Cortex Hormones/therapeutic use , Azithromycin/therapeutic use , Ritonavir/therapeutic use , Lopinavir/therapeutic use , Fibrinolytic Agents/therapeutic use , Hydroxychloroquine/therapeutic use , Anti-Bacterial Agents/therapeutic use
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Brasília; s.n; 11 jun. 2020.
Non-conventional in Portuguese | LILACS, BRISA, PIE | ID: biblio-1100320

ABSTRACT

O Informe Diário de Evidências é uma produção do Ministério da Saúde que tem como objetivo acompanhar diariamente as publicações científicas sobre tratamento farmacológico e vacinas para a COVID-19. Dessa forma, são realizadas buscas estruturadas em bases de dados biomédicas, referente ao dia anterior desse informe. Não são incluídos estudos pré-clínicos (in vitro, in vivo, in silico). A frequência dos estudos é demonstrada de acordo com a sua classificação metodológica (revisões sistemáticas, ensaios clínicos randomizados, coortes, entre outros). Para cada estudo é apresentado um resumo com avaliação da qualidade metodológica. Essa avaliação tem por finalidade identificar o grau de certeza/confiança ou o risco de viés de cada estudo. Para tal, são utilizadas ferramentas já validadas e consagradas na literatura científica, na área de saúde baseada em evidências. Cabe ressaltar que o documento tem caráter informativo e não representa uma recomendação oficial do Ministério da Saúde sobre a temática. Foram encontrados 15 artigos e 26 protocolos.


Subject(s)
Humans , Pneumonia, Viral/drug therapy , Coronavirus Infections/drug therapy , Betacoronavirus/drug effects , Technology Assessment, Biomedical , Immunoglobulins/therapeutic use , Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors/therapeutic use , Heparin/therapeutic use , Interferon-alpha/therapeutic use , Heparin, Low-Molecular-Weight/therapeutic use , Mesenchymal Stem Cells , Hydroxychloroquine/therapeutic use , Anti-Bacterial Agents/therapeutic use
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Brasília; s.n; 8 jun. 2020.
Non-conventional in Portuguese | LILACS, BRISA, PIE | ID: biblio-1100298

ABSTRACT

O Informe Diário de Evidências é uma produção do Ministério da Saúde que tem como objetivo acompanhar diariamente as publicações científicas sobre tratamento farmacológico e vacinas para a COVID-19. Dessa forma, são realizadas buscas estruturadas em bases de dados biomédicas, referente ao dia anterior desse informe. Não são incluídos estudos pré-clínicos (in vitro, in vivo, in silico). A frequência dos estudos é demonstrada de acordo com a sua classificação metodológica (revisões sistemáticas, ensaios clínicos randomizados, coortes, entre outros). Para cada estudo é apresentado um resumo com avaliação da qualidade metodológica. Essa avaliação tem por finalidade identificar o grau de certeza/confiança ou o risco de viés de cada estudo. Para tal, são utilizadas ferramentas já validadas e consagradas na literatura científica, na área de saúde baseada em evidências. Cabe ressaltar que o documento tem caráter informativo e não representa uma recomendação oficial do Ministério da Saúde sobre a temática. Foram encontrados 13 artigos.


Subject(s)
Humans , Pneumonia, Viral/drug therapy , Coronavirus Infections/drug therapy , Betacoronavirus/drug effects , Acetylcysteine/therapeutic use , Technology Assessment, Biomedical , gamma-Globulins/therapeutic use , Immunoglobulins/therapeutic use , Methylprednisolone/therapeutic use , BCG Vaccine , Influenza Vaccines , Famotidine/therapeutic use , Autohemotherapy , Chloroquine/therapeutic use , Colchicine/therapeutic use , Interferon-alpha/therapeutic use , Ritonavir/therapeutic use , Pneumococcal Vaccines , Lopinavir/therapeutic use , Observational Study , Nitric Oxide/therapeutic use
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Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-827441

ABSTRACT

OBJECTIVES@#To develop a new Chinese medicine (CM)-based drug and to evaluate its safety and effect for suppressing acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) in COVID-19 patients.@*METHODS@#A putative ARDS-suppressing drug Keguan-1 was first developed and then evaluated by a randomized, controlled two-arm trial. The two arms of the trial consist of a control therapy (alpha interferon inhalation, 50 µg twice daily; and lopinavir/ritonavir, 400 and 100 mg twice daily, respectively) and a testing therapy (control therapy plus Keguan-1 19.4 g twice daily) by random number table at 1:1 ratio with 24 cases each group. After 2-week treatment, adverse events, time to fever resolution, ARDS development, and lung injury on newly diagnosed COVID-19 patients were assessed.@*RESULTS@#An analysis of the data from the first 30 participants showed that the control arm and the testing arm did not exhibit any significant differences in terms of adverse events. Based on this result, the study was expanded to include a total of 48 participants (24 cases each arm). The results show that compared with the control arm, the testing arm exhibited a significant improvement in time to fever resolution (P=0.035), and a significant reduction in the development of ARDS (P=0.048).@*CONCLUSIONS@#Keguan-1-based integrative therapy was safe and superior to the standard therapy in suppressing the development of ARDS in COVID-19 patients. (Trial registration No. NCT04251871 at www.clinicaltrials.gov ).


Subject(s)
Administration, Inhalation , Adult , China , Coronavirus Infections , Diagnosis , Drug Therapy , Mortality , Dose-Response Relationship, Drug , Drug Administration Schedule , Drugs, Chinese Herbal , Female , Follow-Up Studies , Humans , Integrative Medicine , Interferon-alpha , Lopinavir , Male , Middle Aged , Pandemics , Pneumonia, Viral , Diagnosis , Drug Therapy , Mortality , Risk Assessment , Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome , Diagnosis , Drug Therapy , Mortality , Severity of Illness Index , Survival Rate
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Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-827079

ABSTRACT

OBJECTIVES@#To develop a new Chinese medicine (CM)-based drug and to evaluate its safety and effect for suppressing acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) in COVID-19 patients.@*METHODS@#A putative ARDS-suppressing drug Keguan-1 was first developed and then evaluated by a randomized, controlled two-arm trial. The two arms of the trial consist of a control therapy (alpha interferon inhalation, 50 µg twice daily; and lopinavir/ritonavir, 400 and 100 mg twice daily, respectively) and a testing therapy (control therapy plus Keguan-1 19.4 g twice daily) by random number table at 1:1 ratio with 24 cases each group. After 2-week treatment, adverse events, time to fever resolution, ARDS development, and lung injury on newly diagnosed COVID-19 patients were assessed.@*RESULTS@#An analysis of the data from the first 30 participants showed that the control arm and the testing arm did not exhibit any significant differences in terms of adverse events. Based on this result, the study was expanded to include a total of 48 participants (24 cases each arm). The results show that compared with the control arm, the testing arm exhibited a significant improvement in time to fever resolution (P=0.035), and a significant reduction in the development of ARDS (P=0.048).@*CONCLUSIONS@#Keguan-1-based integrative therapy was safe and superior to the standard therapy in suppressing the development of ARDS in COVID-19 patients. (Trial registration No. NCT04251871 at www.clinicaltrials.gov ).


Subject(s)
Administration, Inhalation , Adult , China , Coronavirus Infections , Diagnosis , Drug Therapy , Mortality , Dose-Response Relationship, Drug , Drug Administration Schedule , Drugs, Chinese Herbal , Female , Follow-Up Studies , Humans , Integrative Medicine , Interferon-alpha , Lopinavir , Male , Middle Aged , Pandemics , Pneumonia, Viral , Diagnosis , Drug Therapy , Mortality , Risk Assessment , Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome , Diagnosis , Drug Therapy , Mortality , Severity of Illness Index , Survival Rate
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Chinese Journal of Biotechnology ; (12): 750-762, 2020.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-826901

ABSTRACT

PEGylation is considered one of the most successful techniques to improve the characteristics of protein drugs including to increase the circulating half-life of proteins in blood and to decrease their immunogenicity and antigenicity. One known PEG modification method is to attach PEG to the free amino group, typically at lysine residues or at the N-terminal amino acid with no selectivity, resulting in a heterogeneous product mixture. This lack of selectivity can present problems when a therapeutic PEGylated protein is being developed, because predictability of activity and manufacturing reproducibility are needed for regulatory approval. Enzymatic PEGylation of proteins is one route to overcome this limitation. Transglutaminases (TGase) are enzyme candidates for site-specific PEGylation. We use human interferon alpha 2a (IFN α2a) as a test case, and predict that the potential modification residues are Gln101 by computational approach as it contains 12 potential PEGylation sites. IFN α2a was PEGylated by Y shaped PEG40k-NH2 mediated by microbial transglutaminase. Our results show that the microbial transglutaminase mediated PEGylation of IFN α2a was site-specific only at the site of Gln101 in IFN α2a, yielding the single mono-conjugate PEG-Gln101-IFN α2a with a mass of 59 374.66 Da. Circular dichroism studies showed that PEG-Gln101-IFN α2a preserved the same secondary structures as native IFN α2a. As expected, the bioactivity and pharmacokinetic profile in rats of PEG-Gln101-IFN α2a revealed a significant improvement to unmodified IFN α2a, and better than PEGASYS.


Subject(s)
Animals , Antiviral Agents , Humans , Interferon alpha-2 , Metabolism , Interferon-alpha , Pharmacokinetics , Polyethylene Glycols , Pharmacokinetics , Protein Structure, Secondary , Rats , Recombinant Proteins , Pharmacokinetics , Pharmacology , Reproducibility of Results , Transglutaminases , Metabolism
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Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-760186

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Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE) is a rare, progressive, and fatal central nervous system disorder resulting from persistent measles virus infection. Long-term data are scarce, with a maximum follow-up period of 10 years. Interferon-alpha (IFN-α) is a protein that exerts its antiviral activity via enhancement of cellular immune response and is reported to be an effective drug for the treatment of SSPE. However, there is currently no consensus regarding the optimal duration of IFN-α therapy. Here, we present a case report of a patient with SSPE treated with long-term intraventricular IFN-α therapy, which facilitated clinical improvement and neurological stabilization without causing serious adverse effects. To the best of our knowledge, this is one of the longest follow-up studies investigating a patient with SSPE receiving intraventricular INF-α treatment. Further studies are necessary to validate the benefits and safety of long-term intraventricular IFN-α treatment in patients with SSPE.


Subject(s)
Central Nervous System , Consensus , Follow-Up Studies , Humans , Immunity, Cellular , Interferon-alpha , Measles , Measles virus , Subacute Sclerosing Panencephalitis , Survivors
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Article in Korean | WPRIM | ID: wpr-759729

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Imiquimod, a toll-like receptor agonist, is a topical immunomodulator that induces the production of several cytokines including interferon-alpha, which shows antifibrotic properties. We hypothesized that the antifibrotic effect of imiquimod would soften fibrotic skin lesions. Therefore, we applied topical imiquimod with topical tacrolimus or systemic acitretin in patients with refractory lesions of myxedema, angiolymphoid hyperplasia, and generalized discoid lupus erythematosus and confirmed improvement in fibrotic lesions in these patients. Thus, we conclude that use of imiquimod improves fibrotic skin lesions. This report describes our experience with the treatment of this condition along with a review of the related literature.


Subject(s)
Acitretin , Angiolymphoid Hyperplasia with Eosinophilia , Cytokines , Fibrosis , Humans , Hyperplasia , Interferon-alpha , Lupus Erythematosus, Discoid , Myxedema , Skin , Tacrolimus , Toll-Like Receptors
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-775079

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OBJECTIVE@#To investigate the effect and molecular mechanism of interferon-α (INF-α) on the apoptosis of the mouse podocyte cell line MPC5 induced by hepatitis B virus X (HBx) protein.@*METHODS@#MPC5 cells were transfected with the pEX plasmid carrying the HBx gene. RT-PCR was used to measure the mRNA expression of HBx at different time points. MPC5 cells were divided into 4 groups: control group (MPC5 cells cultured under normal conditions), INF-α group (MPC5 cells cultured with INF-α), HBx group (MPC5 cells induced by HBx), and HBx+INF-α group (MPC5 cells induced by HBx and cultured with INF-α). After 48 hours of intervention under different experimental conditions, flow cytometry was used to measure the apoptosis of MPC5 cells, and quantitative real-time PCR and Western blot were used to measure the mRNA and protein expression of slit diaphragm-related proteins (nephrin, CD2AP, and synaptopodin) and the cytoskeleton-related protein transient receptor potential cation channel 6 (TRPC6).@*RESULTS@#MPC5 cells transfected by pEX-HBx had the highest expression of HBx mRNA at 48 hours after transfection (P<0.05). Compared with the control, INF-α and HBx+INF-α groups, the HBx group had a significant increase in the apoptosis rate of MPC5 cells (P<0.05). Compared with the control and INF-α groups, the HBx group had significant reductions in the mRNA and protein expression of nephrin, synaptopodin, and CD2AP and significant increases in the mRNA and protein expression of TRPC6 (P<0.05). Compared with the HBx group, the HBx+INF-α group had significant increases in the mRNA and protein expression of nephrin, synaptopodin, and CD2AP and significant reductions in the mRNA and protein expression of TRPC6 (P<0.05).@*CONCLUSIONS@#INF-α can inhibit the apoptosis of podocytes induced by HBx, possibly through improving the abnormal expression of slit diaphragm-related proteins (CD2AP, nephrin, and synaptopodin) and cytoskeleton-related protein (TRPC6) induced by HBx.


Subject(s)
Animals , Apoptosis , Hepatitis B virus , Interferon-alpha , Mice , Podocytes , Trans-Activators
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Frontiers of Medicine ; (4): 238-249, 2019.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-772707

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The efficacy of salvage interferon-α (IFN-α) treatment was investigated in patients with unsatisfactory response to minimal residual disease (MRD)-directed donor lymphocyte infusion (DLI) (n = 24). Patients who did not become MRD-negative at 1 month after DLI were those with unsatisfactory response and were eligible to receive salvage IFN-α treatment within 3 months of DLI. Recombinant human IFN-α-2b injections were subcutaneously administered 2-3 times a week for 6 months. Nine (37.5%), 6 (25.0%), and 3 (12.5%) patients became MRD-negative at 1, 2, and > 2 months after the salvage IFN-α treatment, respectively. Two-year cumulative incidences of relapse and non-relapse mortality were 35.9% and 8.3%, respectively. Two-year probabilities of event-free survival, disease-free survival, and overall survival were 51.6%, 54.3%, and 68.0%, respectively. Outcomes of patients subjected to salvage IFN-α treatment after DLI were significantly better than those with persistent MRD without IFN-α treatment. Moreover, clinical outcomes were comparable between the salvage DLI and IFN-α treatment groups. Thus, salvage IFN-α treatment may help improve the outcome of patients with unsatisfactory responses to MRD-directed DLI and could be a potential salvage treatment for these patients after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation.


Subject(s)
Adolescent , Adult , Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols , Therapeutic Uses , Beijing , Child , Child, Preschool , Female , Graft Survival , Graft vs Host Disease , Mortality , Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation , Humans , Interferon-alpha , Therapeutic Uses , Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute , Mortality , Therapeutics , Lymphocyte Transfusion , Male , Middle Aged , Myelodysplastic Syndromes , Mortality , Therapeutics , Neoplasm, Residual , Recurrence , Salvage Therapy , Survival Analysis , Transplantation Conditioning , Transplantation, Homologous , Young Adult
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-772106

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OBJECTIVE@#To evaluate the therapeutic effects of entecavir (ETV) and interferon- (IFN-) treatments for 48 weeks for chronic hepatitis B (CHB) in patients with different baseline alanine aminotransferase (ALT) levels.@*METHODS@#We retrospectively analyzed the data of 369 CHB patients receiving ETV and IFN- treatments for 48 weeks. We compared the virological response rates, HBsAg clearance, and HBsAg reduction between the patients receiving ETV and IFN- treatments with different baseline ALT levels[≤ 5×upper limits of normal (ULN) level (subgroup 1), 5-10×ULN (subgroup 2), and > 10× ULN (subgroup 3)].@*RESULTS@#In patients receiving ETV treatment, the virological response rate was 83.3% in subgroup 1, 91.4% in subgroup 2, and 95.5% in subgroup 3, as compared with 19.7%, 40%, and 42.9% in the 3 subgroups with IFN- treatment, respectively, showing significantly differences both among different subgroups with the same treatment and between the same subgroup with different treatments ( < 0.05). HBeAg clearance rates in the 3 subgroups were 8.3%, 16.7% and 35.5% in patients with ETV treatment and were 1.8%, 41.9%, and 38.1% in patients with IFN- treatment, respectively, showing significant differences among the 3 subgroups with the same treatment ( < 0.05); in the same subgroups with different treatments, the rates differed significantly only between subgroups 2 ( < 0.05). In ETV group, the rate of HBsAg reduction to below 200 IU/ml was 2.5% in subgroup 1 and 13.8% in subgroup 2, showing no significant difference between the two subgroups; in IFN- group, the rates were also similar between subgroups 1 and 2 (30.6% 33.3%, > 0.05); but the rates differed significantly between the same subgroups with different treatments ( < 0.05).@*CONCLUSIONS@#In all the subgroups with different baseline ALT levels, ETV treatment for 48 weeks results in significantly higher virological response rates than IFN- treatment in patients with CHB. In patients with a baseline ALT of 5-10 ×ULN, IFN- can result in a higher HBeAg clearance rate than ETV. In patients with comparable baseline ALT level, IFN- more effectively reduces HBsAg level than ETV. The patients with a relatively high baseline ALT level (> 5 × ULN) show better responses to both ETV and IFN- treatment than those with ALT level below 5×ULN. We thus recommend IFN- for patients with a baseline ALT of 5-10×ULN and ETV for patients with a baseline ALT either below 5 × ULN or beyond 10×ULN.


Subject(s)
Alanine Transaminase , Blood , Antiviral Agents , Therapeutic Uses , DNA, Viral , Guanine , Therapeutic Uses , Hepatitis B Surface Antigens , Blood , Hepatitis B e Antigens , Blood , Hepatitis B virus , Allergy and Immunology , Hepatitis B, Chronic , Drug Therapy , Allergy and Immunology , Virology , Humans , Interferon-alpha , Therapeutic Uses , Retrospective Studies , Time Factors , Treatment Outcome , Viral Load
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Chinese Journal of Biotechnology ; (12): 1029-1040, 2019.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-771825

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To evaluate the optimal administration frequency for interferon-α (IFN-α) and the effect of its combined use with inactive virus on chicken flocks, the prokaryotic expression plasmid pET-22b-ChIFN-α was constructed and transferred into Escherichia coli BL21(DE3) host bacteria to induce the expression of chicken IFN-α and to harvest recombinant proteins inclusion bodies. The expression of recombinant chicken IFN-α was confirmed by SDS-PAGE, and the results demonstrated that the chicken IFN-α (20 kDa) was highly expressed using the prokaryotic expression vector with a concentration of 0.2 mg/mL in the medium. Chicken IFN-α was diluted to 2.5×10⁴ U/fowls and administered to immunized specific-pathogen-free chickens orally in combination with inactivated H9N2 subtype influenza virus. Chicken that received chicken IFN-α were safe after three repeated immunizations (96 h). In addition, chicken IFN-α could induce higher levels of antiviral-related inducible genes in peripheral blood, spleen, and thymus of chicken flocks. The results of a challenge assay revealed that the lowest detoxification rates of chicken IFN-α ranged from three to five days, suggesting a higher capacity to resist H9N2 subtype avian influenza virus. The present study obtained the optimal immune frequency and immunization period for chicken IFN-α to provide theoretical support for the optimal clinical application of IFN-α.


Subject(s)
Administration, Oral , Animals , Chickens , Humans , Influenza A Virus, H9N2 Subtype , Interferon-alpha , Virus Replication
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Braz. j. infect. dis ; 22(5): 418-423, Sept.-Oct. 2018. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-974233

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ABSTRACT The Brazilian Public Health Service provides freely αPEG-IFN to treat patients infected with HCV. The primary goal of HCV therapy is the long-term elimination of HCV from the blood to reduce the risk of HCV associated complications and death. Patient viremia affects the treatment duration and response, thus influencing clinical decisions. We developed a high-throughput method to perform the quantification of RNA hepatitis C virus (HCV) virus load in plasma samples to monitor patients under treatment. The method is based on a duplex detection, in a one-step real-time RT-PCR assay and it has been validated according to the rules established by the official Brazilian regulatory agency (ANVISA). This new method was compared to a commercial kit (Cobas/Taqman HCV Test v2.0 - Roche), showing virus load results with significant correlation between them (p= 0,012) using commercial and clinical panels. In addition, 611 samples from patients treated with peguilated alfa-interferon (αPEG-IFN) from different regions of Brazil were analyzed. Our one-step real-time RT-PCR assay demonstrated good performance in viral load measurement and in treatment course monitoring, with acceptable sensitivity and specificity values.


Subject(s)
Humans , RNA, Viral/isolation & purification , Hepatitis C/virology , Hepacivirus/isolation & purification , Viral Load/methods , Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction/methods , Antiviral Agents/therapeutic use , Polyethylene Glycols/therapeutic use , Time Factors , Viremia , Recombinant Proteins/therapeutic use , Brazil , RNA, Viral/genetics , RNA, Viral/blood , Prospective Studies , Reproducibility of Results , Interferon-alpha/therapeutic use , Hepatitis C/drug therapy , Hepatitis C/blood , Hepacivirus/genetics , Genotyping Techniques , Genotype
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Int. j. odontostomatol. (Print) ; 12(3): 219-224, Sept. 2018. tab
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-975736

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ABSTRACT: The influence of cytokine on the progression of chronic periodontitis in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) patients is still controversial and poorly investigated. This study aimed to analyze and compare IL-6 and IFN-α levels in the gingival crevicular fluid of HIV-1-positive and HIV-1-negative patients with chronic periodontitis and different grades of tissue destruction and inflammation. Samples from the gingival crevicular sulcus were obtained from 35 HIV-1-positive individuals with chronic periodontitis and 35 seronegative patients with chronic periodontitis. Probing depth and clinical attachment level, as well as the results of the Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay for confirmation of patient diagnostics, were evaluated. Statistical analyses were performed using Student t, Mann-Whitney and Spearman tests. IL-6 levels were significantly lower, while IFN-α levels were significantly higher in HIV-1 patients. Clinical attachment level was directly associated with IFN-α levels in HIV-1 carriers, connected to probing depth in these patients. Clinical data in association with gingival crevicular fluid cytokine levels may reveal a localized immunological response pattern, which may contribute to the understanding of periodontitis pathogenesis in HIV-1 carriers.


RESUMEN: La influencia de la citocina en la progresión de la periodontitis crónica en pacientes con el virus de la inmunodeficiencia humana (VIH) sigue siendo controvertida y poco investigada. Este estudio tuvo como objetivo analizar y comparar los niveles de interleuquina-6 (IL6) e interferón-α (IFN-α) en el líquido crevicular gingival de pacientes VIH-1-positivos y VIH-1-negativos con periodontitis crónica y diferentes grados de destrucción e inflamación tisular. Se obtuvieron muestras del surco crevicular gingival de 35 individuos VIH-1 positivos con periodontitis crónica y 35 pacientes seronegativos con periodontitis crónica. Se evaluaron la profundidad de sondeo y el nivel de inserción clínica, así como los resultados del Ensayo Inmunoabsorbente Ligado a Enzimas para la confirmación del diagnóstico del paciente. Los análisis estadísticos se realizaron utilizando pruebas t de Student, Mann-Whitney y Spearman. Los niveles de IL-6 fueron significativamente más bajos, mientras que los niveles de IFN-a fueron significativamente más altos en los pacientes con VIH-1. El nivel de inserción clínica se asoció directamente con los niveles de IFN-α en los portadores del VIH1, conectados a la profundidad del sondaje en estos pacientes. Los datos clínicos en asociación con los niveles de citoquinas de los fluidos creviculares gingivales pueden revelar un patrón de respuesta inmunológica localizado, que puede contribuir a la comprensión de la patogénesis de la periodontitis en los portadores del VIH-1.


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Humans , Middle Aged , Periodontal Diseases/diagnosis , HIV Infections/immunology , Gingival Crevicular Fluid/immunology , Chronic Periodontitis/classification , Brazil , Cytokines/analysis , Gingival Crevicular Fluid/chemistry , Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome , Interleukin-6/analysis , Interferon-alpha , Statistics, Nonparametric , Ethics Committees, Research
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Säo Paulo med. j ; 136(4): 376-381, July-Aug. 2018. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-962729

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ABSTRACT CONTEXT: Recurrent respiratory papillomatosis (RRP) is the most common laryngeal tumor. During childhood, it may present in extremely severe forms defined by the need for frequent surgical procedures to relieve respiratory distress and/or involvement of extralaryngeal sites such as lung involvement. Adjuvant therapies are indicated in these cases and interferon is one of the options. Pegylated interferon is more effective than conventional alpha interferon and, given its reported results in relation to treating hepatitis C over the past decade, we hypothesized that this might be more effective than conventional interferon also for treating respiratory papillomatosis. Use of a treatment strategy that eliminates the need for general anesthesia is particularly appealing, yet obtaining approval for use of medications that are not currently used for this purpose is challenging. CASE REPORT: We report the case of a child with severe RRP that had been followed for the preceding six years, who was treated with pegylated interferon after failure of other adjuvant therapies. There was noticeable improvement in the frequency of surgical procedures, which was regarded very receptively, considering the child's history and previous response to other therapies. CONCLUSION: Pegylated interferon may be a good option for diminishing the need for surgical intervention in severe cases of recurrent respiratory papillomatosis.


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Humans , Male , Infant , Antiviral Agents/therapeutic use , Polyethylene Glycols/therapeutic use , Respiratory Tract Infections/drug therapy , Interferon-alpha/therapeutic use , Papillomavirus Infections/drug therapy , Interferon alpha-2/therapeutic use , Severity of Illness Index , Recombinant Proteins/therapeutic use , Treatment Outcome
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Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop ; 51(2): 146-154, Mar.-Apr. 2018. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-897067

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Abstract INTRODUCTION: Licensed for chronic hepatitis C treatment in 2011, the protease inhibitors (PIs) telaprevir (TVR) and boceprevir (BOC), which have high sustained viral responses (SVR), ushered a new era characterized by the development of direct-action drugs against the hepatitis C virus (HCV). The aim of this study was to analyze the effectiveness and safety of BOC and TVR administered with pegylated interferon and ribavirin and to share the experience of a Brazilian reference center. METHODS: A retrospective descriptive study was conducted in patients with HCV genotype 1 infection who started treatment between July 2013 and December 2015. Data were collected using a computerized system. RESULTS: A total of 115 subjects were included, of which 58 (50.4 %) had liver cirrhosis and 103 (89.6 %) used TVR. The overall SVR rate was 61.7 % (62.1 % for TVR and 58.3 % for BOC). The presence of cirrhosis was associated with a lower SVR rate, whereas patients who relapsed after prior therapy had a greater chance of showing SVR than did non-responders. The incidence of adverse drug reactions (ADRs) was high. Almost all patients (~100 %) presented with hematologic events. Furthermore, treatment had to be discontinued in 15 subjects (13 %) due to severe ADRs. CONCLUSIONS: In conclusion, the SVR rates in our study were lower than those reported in pre-marketing studies but were comparable to real-life data. ADRs, particularly hematological ADRs, were more common compared to those in previous studies and resulted in a high rate of treatment discontinuity.


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Humans , Male , Female , Adult , Aged , Antiviral Agents/administration & dosage , Protease Inhibitors/administration & dosage , Hepacivirus/genetics , Hepatitis C, Chronic/drug therapy , Oligopeptides/administration & dosage , Oligopeptides/adverse effects , Antiviral Agents/adverse effects , Polyethylene Glycols/administration & dosage , Polyethylene Glycols/adverse effects , Protease Inhibitors/adverse effects , Ribavirin/administration & dosage , Ribavirin/adverse effects , Recombinant Proteins/administration & dosage , Recombinant Proteins/adverse effects , Proline/administration & dosage , Proline/analogs & derivatives , Proline/adverse effects , Retrospective Studies , Treatment Outcome , Interferon-alpha/administration & dosage , Interferon-alpha/adverse effects , Hepacivirus/drug effects , Hepatitis C, Chronic/genetics , Hepatitis C, Chronic/virology , Drug Therapy, Combination , Drug-Related Side Effects and Adverse Reactions , Interferon alpha-2 , Genotype , Middle Aged
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Rev. medica electron ; 40(2): 383-393, mar.-abr. 2018. ilus
Article in Spanish | LILACS, CUMED | ID: biblio-902306

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RESUMEN El virus de la hepatitis C es la principal infección trasmitida por los derivados de la sangre en los Estados Unidos, con 3.2 millones de individuos infectados. El alfa interferón inyectable ha sido históricamente la piedra angular en la terapia del virus de hepatitis C. Se revisaron las publicaciones los trabajos publicados en Medline, Scielo, PubMed, e Hinari, hasta comienzos del año 2016. Las principales palabras clave utilizadas fueron virus de la hepatitis C, hepatitis C crónica, Interferón, antivirales. Recientes adelantos han llevado a la disponibilidad de nuevos medicamentos antivirales, que con el desarrollo de nuevas terapias orales libres de interferón han convertido la terapia del virus de la hepatitis C más eficaz además de simplificar los regímenes del tratamiento. Aunque estos regímenes de tratamiento aún permanecen complicados, las nuevas recomendaciones y guías evolucionan rápidamente. El rápido desarrollo de nuevas terapias para la hepatitis C, han logrado métodos más eficaces con menos reacciones adversas que optimizan el tratamiento de estos enfermos (AU).


ABSTRACT The hepatitis C virus is the main infection transmitted by blood products in the United States, with 3.2 million of infected individuals. The injected alpha interferon has historically been the key stone in the therapy of the hepatitis C virus. The works published in Medline, Scielo, PubMed and Hinary until the beginning of 2016 were reviewed. The main used key words were HVC, cronic hepatitis C, interferon, antivirals. Recent advances have led to the availability on new antiviral drugs, developing new interferon-free oral therapies that make the therapy of hepatitis C virus more efficacious and make easier the treatment regimens. Although these treatment regimens are still complicated, the new recommendations and guidelines evolve quickly. The fast development of new therapies against hepatitis C has led to more efficacious methods with less adverse reactions, optimizing the treatment of these patients (AU).


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Humans , Antiviral Agents , Virology/methods , Risk Factors , Interferon-alpha/therapeutic use , Hepacivirus/pathogenicity , Hepatitis C, Chronic/epidemiology , Epidemiological Monitoring , United States/epidemiology , Hepacivirus/drug effects , Clinical Laboratory Techniques/methods , Hepatitis C, Chronic/complications , Hepatitis C, Chronic/prevention & control , Hepatitis C, Chronic/drug therapy , Hepatitis C, Chronic/transmission , Cuba/epidemiology , Kidney Function Tests/methods , Liver Function Tests
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