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N Engl J Med ; 381(17): 1632-1643, 2019 10 24.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31566309

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BACKGROUND: Patients with metastatic colorectal cancer with the BRAF V600E mutation have a poor prognosis, with a median overall survival of 4 to 6 months after failure of initial therapy. Inhibition of BRAF alone has limited activity because of pathway reactivation through epidermal growth factor receptor signaling. METHODS: In this open-label, phase 3 trial, we enrolled 665 patients with BRAF V600E-mutated metastatic colorectal cancer who had had disease progression after one or two previous regimens. Patients were randomly assigned in a 1:1:1 ratio to receive encorafenib, binimetinib, and cetuximab (triplet-therapy group); encorafenib and cetuximab (doublet-therapy group); or the investigators' choice of either cetuximab and irinotecan or cetuximab and FOLFIRI (folinic acid, fluorouracil, and irinotecan) (control group). The primary end points were overall survival and objective response rate in the triplet-therapy group as compared with the control group. A secondary end point was overall survival in the doublet-therapy group as compared with the control group. We report here the results of a prespecified interim analysis. RESULTS: The median overall survival was 9.0 months in the triplet-therapy group and 5.4 months in the control group (hazard ratio for death, 0.52; 95% confidence interval [CI], 0.39 to 0.70; P<0.001). The confirmed response rate was 26% (95% CI, 18 to 35) in the triplet-therapy group and 2% (95% CI, 0 to 7) in the control group (P<0.001). The median overall survival in the doublet-therapy group was 8.4 months (hazard ratio for death vs. control, 0.60; 95% CI, 0.45 to 0.79; P<0.001). Adverse events of grade 3 or higher occurred in 58% of patients in the triplet-therapy group, in 50% in the doublet-therapy group, and in 61% in the control group. CONCLUSIONS: A combination of encorafenib, cetuximab, and binimetinib resulted in significantly longer overall survival and a higher response rate than standard therapy in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer with the BRAF V600E mutation. (Funded by Array BioPharma and others; BEACON CRC ClinicalTrials.gov number, NCT02928224; EudraCT number, 2015-005805-35.).


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Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica/uso terapêutico , Benzimidazóis/administração & dosagem , Carbamatos/administração & dosagem , Cetuximab/administração & dosagem , Neoplasias Colorretais/tratamento farmacológico , Mutação , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas B-raf/genética , Sulfonamidas/administração & dosagem , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica/efeitos adversos , Neoplasias Colorretais/genética , Neoplasias Colorretais/mortalidade , Progressão da Doença , Eletrocorticografia , Feminino , Humanos , Análise de Intenção de Tratamento , Irinotecano/uso terapêutico , Estimativa de Kaplan-Meier , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Análise de Sobrevida
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N Engl J Med ; 381(14): 1347-1357, 2019 10 03.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31577876

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BACKGROUND: The World Health Organization has set ambitious targets for the global elimination of tuberculosis. However, these targets will not be achieved at the current rate of progress. METHODS: We performed a cluster-randomized, controlled trial in Ca Mau Province, Vietnam, to evaluate the effectiveness of active community-wide screening, as compared with standard passive case detection alone, for reducing the prevalence of tuberculosis. Persons 15 years of age or older who resided in 60 intervention clusters (subcommunes) were screened for pulmonary tuberculosis, regardless of symptoms, annually for 3 years, beginning in 2014, by means of rapid nucleic acid amplification testing of spontaneously expectorated sputum samples. Active screening was not performed in the 60 control clusters in the first 3 years. The primary outcome, measured in the fourth year, was the prevalence of microbiologically confirmed pulmonary tuberculosis among persons 15 years of age or older. The secondary outcome was the prevalence of tuberculosis infection, as assessed by an interferon gamma release assay in the fourth year, among children born in 2012. RESULTS: In the fourth-year prevalence survey, we tested 42,150 participants in the intervention group and 41,680 participants in the control group. A total of 53 participants in the intervention group (126 per 100,000 population) and 94 participants in the control group (226 per 100,000) had pulmonary tuberculosis, as confirmed by a positive nucleic acid amplification test for Mycobacterium tuberculosis (prevalence ratio, 0.56; 95% confidence interval [CI], 0.40 to 0.78; P<0.001). The prevalence of tuberculosis infection in children born in 2012 was 3.3% in the intervention group and 2.6% in the control group (prevalence ratio, 1.29; 95% CI, 0.70 to 2.36; P = 0.42). CONCLUSIONS: Three years of community-wide screening in persons 15 years of age or older who resided in Ca Mau Province, Vietnam, resulted in a lower prevalence of pulmonary tuberculosis in the fourth year than standard passive case detection alone. (Funded by the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council; ACT3 Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry number, ACTRN12614000372684.).


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Doenças Endêmicas/prevenção & controle , Programas de Rastreamento/métodos , Mycobacterium tuberculosis/isolamento & purificação , Tuberculose Pulmonar/diagnóstico , Adolescente , Adulto , Criança , Serviços de Saúde Comunitária , Feminino , Humanos , Análise de Intenção de Tratamento , Masculino , Mycobacterium tuberculosis/genética , Técnicas de Amplificação de Ácido Nucleico , Prevalência , Escarro/microbiologia , Tuberculose Pulmonar/epidemiologia , Tuberculose Pulmonar/prevenção & controle , Vietnã/epidemiologia , Adulto Jovem
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JAMA ; 322(16): 1570-1579, 2019 10 22.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31638680

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Importance: The World Health Organization recommends cryotherapy or loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP) for histologically confirmed cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) grade 2 or higher regardless of HIV status. Cryotherapy is more feasible in resource-limited settings but may be less effective for women living with HIV. Objective: To evaluate whether cryotherapy or LEEP is a more effective treatment for high-grade cervical lesions among women with HIV. Design, Setting, and Participants: Single-center randomized trial conducted among women with HIV and CIN grade 2 or 3. From June 2011 to September 2016, women with HIV in Kenya underwent cervical screening with Papanicolaou testing and confirmatory biopsy. The final date on which a study procedure was administered was September 7, 2016. Interventions: Women with HIV infection and CIN grade 2 or 3 were randomized 1:1 to receive cryotherapy (n = 200) or LEEP (n = 200) and were followed up every 6 months for 24 months with a Papanicolaou test and confirmatory biopsy. Main Outcome and Measures: The primary outcome was disease recurrence, defined as CIN grade 2 or higher on cervical biopsy, during the 24-month follow-up period. Results: Among 400 women who were randomized (median age, 37.4 [interquartile range, 31.9-43.8] years), 339 (85%) completed the trial. Over 2 years, 60 women (30%) randomized to cryotherapy had recurrent CIN grade 2 or higher vs 37 (19%) in the LEEP group (relative risk, 1.71 [95% CI, 1.12-2.65]; risk difference, 7.9% [95% CI, 1.9%-14.0%]; P = .01). Adverse events occurred in 40 women (45 events, including change in pathology and death due to other causes) in the cryotherapy group and in 30 women (38 events, including change in pathology and unrelated gynecological complications) in the LEEP group. Conclusions and Relevance: In this single-center study of women with HIV infection and CIN grade 2 or 3, treatment with LEEP compared with cryotherapy resulted in a significantly lower rate of cervical neoplasia recurrence over 24 months. Cost-effectiveness analysis is necessary to determine whether the additional benefit of LEEP represents an efficient use of the additional resources that would be required. Trial Registration: ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01298596.


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Neoplasia Intraepitelial Cervical/cirurgia , Criocirurgia , Eletrocirurgia , Infecções por HIV/complicações , Neoplasias do Colo do Útero/cirurgia , Adolescente , Adulto , Contagem de Linfócito CD4 , Neoplasia Intraepitelial Cervical/complicações , Neoplasia Intraepitelial Cervical/patologia , Colposcopia , Feminino , Humanos , Incidência , Análise de Intenção de Tratamento , Quênia , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Gradação de Tumores , Recidiva Local de Neoplasia/epidemiologia , Recidiva Local de Neoplasia/prevenção & controle , Modelos de Riscos Proporcionais , Neoplasias do Colo do Útero/complicações , Neoplasias do Colo do Útero/patologia , Adulto Jovem
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N Engl J Med ; 381(10): 912-922, 2019 09 05.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31483962

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BACKGROUND: Endovenous laser ablation and ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy are recommended alternatives to surgery for the treatment of primary varicose veins, but their long-term comparative effectiveness remains uncertain. METHODS: In a randomized, controlled trial involving 798 participants with primary varicose veins at 11 centers in the United Kingdom, we compared the outcomes of laser ablation, foam sclerotherapy, and surgery. Primary outcomes at 5 years were disease-specific quality of life and generic quality of life, as well as cost-effectiveness based on models of expected costs and quality-adjusted life-years (QALYs) gained that used data on participants' treatment costs and scores on the EuroQol EQ-5D questionnaire. RESULTS: Quality-of-life questionnaires were completed by 595 (75%) of the 798 trial participants. After adjustment for baseline scores and other covariates, scores on the Aberdeen Varicose Vein Questionnaire (on which scores range from 0 to 100, with lower scores indicating a better quality of life) were lower among patients who underwent laser ablation or surgery than among those who underwent foam sclerotherapy (effect size [adjusted differences between groups] for laser ablation vs. foam sclerotherapy, -2.86; 95% confidence interval [CI], -4.49 to -1.22; P<0.001; and for surgery vs. foam sclerotherapy, -2.60; 95% CI, -3.99 to -1.22; P<0.001). Generic quality-of-life measures did not differ among treatment groups. At a threshold willingness-to-pay ratio of £20,000 ($28,433 in U.S. dollars) per QALY, 77.2% of the cost-effectiveness model iterations favored laser ablation. In a two-way comparison between foam sclerotherapy and surgery, 54.5% of the model iterations favored surgery. CONCLUSIONS: In a randomized trial of treatments for varicose veins, disease-specific quality of life 5 years after treatment was better after laser ablation or surgery than after foam sclerotherapy. The majority of the probabilistic cost-effectiveness model iterations favored laser ablation at a willingness-to-pay ratio of £20,000 ($28,433) per QALY. (Funded by the National Institute for Health Research; CLASS Current Controlled Trials number, ISRCTN51995477.).


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Procedimentos Endovasculares , Terapia a Laser , Qualidade de Vida , Escleroterapia , Varizes/terapia , Adulto , Análise Custo-Benefício , Procedimentos Endovasculares/economia , Feminino , Seguimentos , Humanos , Análise de Intenção de Tratamento , Terapia a Laser/economia , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Anos de Vida Ajustados por Qualidade de Vida , Escleroterapia/economia , Escleroterapia/métodos , Inquéritos e Questionários , Resultado do Tratamento , Ultrassonografia de Intervenção , Varizes/cirurgia
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N Engl J Med ; 381(12): 1136-1147, 2019 09 19.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31532960

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BACKGROUND: Maribavir is a benzimidazole riboside with activity against cytomegalovirus (CMV). The safety and efficacy of maribavir for preemptive treatment of CMV infection in transplant recipients is not known. METHODS: In a phase 2, open-label, maribavir dose-blinded trial, recipients of hematopoietic-cell or solid-organ transplants (≥18 years of age, with CMV reactivation [1000 to 100,000 DNA copies per milliliter]) were randomly assigned to receive maribavir at a dose of 400, 800, or 1200 mg twice daily or the standard dose of valganciclovir for no more than 12 weeks. The primary efficacy end point was the percentage of patients with a response to treatment, defined as confirmed undetectable CMV DNA in plasma, within 3 weeks and 6 weeks after the start of treatment. The primary safety end point was the incidence of adverse events that occurred or worsened during treatment. RESULTS: Of the 161 patients who underwent randomization, 159 received treatment, and 156 had postbaseline data available - 117 in the maribavir group and 39 in the valganciclovir group. The percentage of patients with postbaseline data available who had a response to treatment within 3 weeks was 62% among those who received maribavir and 56% among those who received valganciclovir. Within 6 weeks, 79% and 67% of patients, respectively, had a response (risk ratio, 1.20; 95% confidence interval, 0.95 to 1.51). The percentages of patients with a response to treatment were similar among the maribavir dose groups. Two patients who had a response to treatment had a recurrence of CMV infection within 6 weeks after starting maribavir at a dose of 800 mg twice daily; T409M resistance mutations in CMV UL97 protein kinase developed in both patients. The incidence of serious adverse events that occurred or worsened during treatment was higher in the maribavir group than in the valganciclovir group (52 of 119 patients [44%] vs. 13 of 40 [32%]). A greater percentage of patients in the maribavir group discontinued the trial medication because of an adverse event (27 of 119 [23%] vs. 5 of 40 [12%]). A higher incidence of gastrointestinal adverse events was reported with maribavir, and a higher incidence of neutropenia was reported with valganciclovir. CONCLUSIONS: Maribavir at a dose of at least 400 mg twice daily had efficacy similar to that of valganciclovir for clearing CMV viremia among recipients of hematopoietic-cell or solid-organ transplants. A higher incidence of gastrointestinal adverse events - notably dysgeusia - and a lower incidence of neutropenia were found in the maribavir group. (Funded by ViroPharma/Shire Development; EudraCT number, 2010-024247-32.).


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Antivirais/uso terapêutico , Benzimidazóis/uso terapêutico , Infecções por Citomegalovirus/tratamento farmacológico , Citomegalovirus/fisiologia , Ribonucleosídeos/uso terapêutico , Valganciclovir/uso terapêutico , Viremia/tratamento farmacológico , Adulto , Idoso , Aloenxertos , Antivirais/efeitos adversos , Antivirais/farmacologia , Benzimidazóis/efeitos adversos , Benzimidazóis/farmacologia , Citomegalovirus/efeitos dos fármacos , Infecções por Citomegalovirus/virologia , Disgeusia/induzido quimicamente , Feminino , Gastroenteropatias/induzido quimicamente , Transplante de Células-Tronco Hematopoéticas/efeitos adversos , Humanos , Análise de Intenção de Tratamento , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Neutropenia/induzido quimicamente , Transplante de Órgãos/efeitos adversos , Ribonucleosídeos/efeitos adversos , Ribonucleosídeos/farmacologia , Valganciclovir/efeitos adversos , Valganciclovir/farmacologia , Ativação Viral/efeitos dos fármacos
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N Engl J Med ; 381(11): 1035-1045, 2019 09 12.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31509674

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BACKGROUND: Previous studies have suggested that maternal supplementation with n-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids may reduce the incidence of preterm delivery but may also prolong gestation beyond term; however, more data are needed regarding the role of n-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids in pregnancy. METHODS: We performed a multicenter, double-blind, randomized trial in which women who were pregnant with single or multiple fetuses were assigned to receive either fish-oil capsules that contained 900 mg of n-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 group) or vegetable-oil capsules that contained trace n-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (control group) daily, beginning before 20 weeks of gestation and continuing to 34 weeks of gestation or delivery, whichever occurred first. The primary outcome was early preterm delivery, defined as delivery before 34 completed weeks of gestation. Other pregnancy and neonatal outcomes were also assessed. RESULTS: A total of 5544 pregnancies in 5517 women were randomly assigned at six centers in Australia; 5486 pregnancies were included in the primary analysis. Early preterm delivery occurred in the case of 61 of 2734 pregnancies (2.2%) in the n-3 group and 55 of 2752 pregnancies (2.0%) in the control group; the between-group difference was not significant (adjusted relative risk, 1.13; 95% confidence interval [CI], 0.79 to 1.63; P = 0.50). There were no significant differences between the groups in the incidence of interventions in post-term (>41 weeks of gestation) deliveries, in adverse events, or in other pregnancy or neonatal outcomes, except that a higher percentage of infants born to women in the n-3 group than in the control group were very large for gestational age at birth (adjusted relative risk, 1.30; 95% CI, 1.02 to 1.65). Percentages of serious adverse events did not differ between the groups. Minor gastrointestinal disturbances were more commonly reported in the n-3 group than in the control group. CONCLUSIONS: Supplementation with n-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids from early pregnancy (<20 weeks of gestation) until 34 weeks of gestation did not result in a lower incidence of early preterm delivery or a higher incidence of interventions in post-term deliveries than control. (Funded by the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council and the Thyne Reid Foundation; ORIP Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry number, ACTRN12613001142729.).


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Suplementos Nutricionais , Ácidos Graxos Ômega-3/uso terapêutico , Nascimento Prematuro/prevenção & controle , Adulto , Método Duplo-Cego , Feminino , Macrossomia Fetal , Idade Gestacional , Humanos , Incidência , Recém-Nascido , Análise de Intenção de Tratamento , Óleos Vegetais/uso terapêutico , Gravidez , Resultado da Gravidez , Nascimento Prematuro/epidemiologia , Cuidado Pré-Natal , Falha de Tratamento
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Lancet ; 394(10207): 1415-1424, 2019 10 19.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31500849

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BACKGROUND: Remote ischaemic conditioning with transient ischaemia and reperfusion applied to the arm has been shown to reduce myocardial infarct size in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI). We investigated whether remote ischaemic conditioning could reduce the incidence of cardiac death and hospitalisation for heart failure at 12 months. METHODS: We did an international investigator-initiated, prospective, single-blind, randomised controlled trial (CONDI-2/ERIC-PPCI) at 33 centres across the UK, Denmark, Spain, and Serbia. Patients (age >18 years) with suspected STEMI and who were eligible for PPCI were randomly allocated (1:1, stratified by centre with a permuted block method) to receive standard treatment (including a sham simulated remote ischaemic conditioning intervention at UK sites only) or remote ischaemic conditioning treatment (intermittent ischaemia and reperfusion applied to the arm through four cycles of 5-min inflation and 5-min deflation of an automated cuff device) before PPCI. Investigators responsible for data collection and outcome assessment were masked to treatment allocation. The primary combined endpoint was cardiac death or hospitalisation for heart failure at 12 months in the intention-to-treat population. This trial is registered with ClinicalTrials.gov (NCT02342522) and is completed. FINDINGS: Between Nov 6, 2013, and March 31, 2018, 5401 patients were randomly allocated to either the control group (n=2701) or the remote ischaemic conditioning group (n=2700). After exclusion of patients upon hospital arrival or loss to follow-up, 2569 patients in the control group and 2546 in the intervention group were included in the intention-to-treat analysis. At 12 months post-PPCI, the Kaplan-Meier-estimated frequencies of cardiac death or hospitalisation for heart failure (the primary endpoint) were 220 (8·6%) patients in the control group and 239 (9·4%) in the remote ischaemic conditioning group (hazard ratio 1·10 [95% CI 0·91-1·32], p=0·32 for intervention versus control). No important unexpected adverse events or side effects of remote ischaemic conditioning were observed. INTERPRETATION: Remote ischaemic conditioning does not improve clinical outcomes (cardiac death or hospitalisation for heart failure) at 12 months in patients with STEMI undergoing PPCI. FUNDING: British Heart Foundation, University College London Hospitals/University College London Biomedical Research Centre, Danish Innovation Foundation, Novo Nordisk Foundation, TrygFonden.


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Precondicionamento Isquêmico Miocárdico/métodos , Infarto do Miocárdio/terapia , Intervenção Coronária Percutânea , Idoso , Terapia Combinada , Morte Súbita Cardíaca/prevenção & controle , Feminino , Insuficiência Cardíaca/etiologia , Hospitalização , Humanos , Análise de Intenção de Tratamento , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Infarto do Miocárdio/complicações , Infarto do Miocárdio/cirurgia , Estudos Prospectivos , Método Simples-Cego , Resultado do Tratamento , Reino Unido
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Lancet ; 394(10207): 1425-1436, 2019 10 19.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31522846

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BACKGROUND: Heavy menstrual bleeding affects 25% of women in the UK, many of whom require surgery to treat it. Hysterectomy is effective but has more complications than endometrial ablation, which is less invasive but ultimately leads to hysterectomy in 20% of women. We compared laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy with endometrial ablation in women seeking surgical treatment for heavy menstrual bleeding. METHODS: In this parallel-group, multicentre, open-label, randomised controlled trial in 31 hospitals in the UK, women younger than 50 years who were referred to a gynaecologist for surgical treatment of heavy menstrual bleeding and who were eligible for endometrial ablation were randomly allocated (1:1) to either laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy or second generation endometrial ablation. Women were randomly assigned by either an interactive voice response telephone system or an internet-based application with a minimisation algorithm based on centre and age group (<40 years vs ≥40 years). Laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy involves laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery to remove the upper part of the uterus (the body) containing the endometrium. Endometrial ablation aims to treat heavy menstrual bleeding by destroying the endometrium, which is responsible for heavy periods. The co-primary clinical outcomes were patient satisfaction and condition-specific quality of life, measured with the menorrhagia multi-attribute quality of life scale (MMAS), assessed at 15 months after randomisation. Our analysis was based on the intention-to-treat principle. The trial was registered with the ISRCTN registry, number ISRCTN49013893. FINDINGS: Between May 21, 2014, and March 28, 2017, we enrolled and randomly assigned 660 women (330 in each group). 616 (93%) of 660 women were operated on within the study period, 588 (95%) of whom received the allocated procedure and 28 (5%) of whom had an alternative surgery. At 15 months after randomisation, more women allocated to laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy were satisfied with their operation compared with those in the endometrial ablation group (270 [97%] of 278 women vs 244 [87%] of 280 women; adjusted percentage difference 9·8, 95% CI 5·1-14·5; adjusted odds ratio [OR] 2·53, 95% CI 1·83-3·48; p<0·0001). Women randomly assigned to laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy were also more likely to have the best possible MMAS score of 100 than women assigned to endometrial ablation (180 [69%] of 262 women vs 146 [54%] of 268 women; adjusted percentage difference 13·3, 95% CI 3·8-22·8; adjusted OR 1·87, 95% CI 1·31-2·67; p=0·00058). 14 (5%) of 309 women in the laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy group and 11 (4%) of 307 women in the endometrial ablation group had at least one serious adverse event (adjusted OR 1·30, 95% CI 0·56-3·02; p=0·54). INTERPRETATION: Laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy is superior to endometrial ablation in terms of clinical effectiveness and has a similar proportion of complications, but takes longer to perform and is associated with a longer recovery. FUNDING: UK National Institute for Health Research Health Technology Assessment Programme.


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Técnicas de Ablação Endometrial , Histerectomia/métodos , Laparoscopia/métodos , Menorragia/cirurgia , Adulto , Técnicas de Ablação Endometrial/efeitos adversos , Feminino , Seguimentos , Humanos , Histerectomia/efeitos adversos , Análise de Intenção de Tratamento , Laparoscopia/efeitos adversos , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Duração da Cirurgia , Avaliação de Resultados da Assistência ao Paciente , Satisfação do Paciente , Complicações Pós-Operatórias , Qualidade de Vida , Reino Unido
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N Engl J Med ; 381(17): 1621-1631, 2019 10 24.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31479209

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BACKGROUND: It is unknown whether patients undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) benefit from genotype-guided selection of oral P2Y12 inhibitors. METHODS: We conducted a randomized, open-label, assessor-blinded trial in which patients undergoing primary PCI with stent implantation were assigned in a 1:1 ratio to receive either a P2Y12 inhibitor on the basis of early CYP2C19 genetic testing (genotype-guided group) or standard treatment with either ticagrelor or prasugrel (standard-treatment group) for 12 months. In the genotype-guided group, carriers of CYP2C19*2 or CYP2C19*3 loss-of-function alleles received ticagrelor or prasugrel, and noncarriers received clopidogrel. The two primary outcomes were net adverse clinical events - defined as death from any cause, myocardial infarction, definite stent thrombosis, stroke, or major bleeding defined according to Platelet Inhibition and Patient Outcomes (PLATO) criteria - at 12 months (primary combined outcome; tested for noninferiority, with a noninferiority margin of 2 percentage points for the absolute difference) and PLATO major or minor bleeding at 12 months (primary bleeding outcome). RESULTS: For the primary analysis, 2488 patients were included: 1242 in the genotype-guided group and 1246 in the standard-treatment group. The primary combined outcome occurred in 63 patients (5.1%) in the genotype-guided group and in 73 patients (5.9%) in the standard-treatment group (absolute difference, -0.7 percentage points; 95% confidence interval [CI], -2.0 to 0.7; P<0.001 for noninferiority). The primary bleeding outcome occurred in 122 patients (9.8%) in the genotype-guided group and in 156 patients (12.5%) in the standard-treatment group (hazard ratio, 0.78; 95% CI, 0.61 to 0.98; P = 0.04). CONCLUSIONS: In patients undergoing primary PCI, a CYP2C19 genotype-guided strategy for selection of oral P2Y12 inhibitor therapy was noninferior to standard treatment with ticagrelor or prasugrel at 12 months with respect to thrombotic events and resulted in a lower incidence of bleeding. (Funded by the Netherlands Organization for Health Research and Development; POPular Genetics ClinicalTrials.gov number, NCT01761786; Netherlands Trial Register number, NL2872.).


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Clopidogrel/uso terapêutico , Trombose Coronária/prevenção & controle , Citocromo P-450 CYP2C19/genética , Genótipo , Intervenção Coronária Percutânea , Antagonistas do Receptor Purinérgico P2Y/uso terapêutico , Infarto do Miocárdio com Supradesnível do Segmento ST/terapia , Administração Oral , Idoso , Clopidogrel/efeitos adversos , Feminino , Hemorragia/induzido quimicamente , Humanos , Análise de Intenção de Tratamento , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Cloridrato de Prasugrel/efeitos adversos , Cloridrato de Prasugrel/uso terapêutico , Medicina de Precisão , Antagonistas do Receptor Purinérgico P2Y/efeitos adversos , Infarto do Miocárdio com Supradesnível do Segmento ST/tratamento farmacológico , Infarto do Miocárdio com Supradesnível do Segmento ST/genética , Método Simples-Cego , Stents , Ticagrelor/efeitos adversos , Ticagrelor/uso terapêutico
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JAMA ; 322(8): 746-755, 2019 08 27.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31454045

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Importance: Induction chemotherapy followed by high-dose therapy with autologous stem cell transplant and subsequent antidisialoganglioside antibody immunotherapy is standard of care for patients with high-risk neuroblastoma, but survival rate among these patients remains low. Objective: To determine if tandem autologous transplant improves event-free survival (EFS) compared with single transplant. Design, Setting, and Participants: Patients were enrolled in this randomized clinical trial from November 2007 to February 2012 at 142 Children's Oncology Group centers in the United States, Canada, Switzerland, Australia, and New Zealand. A total of 652 eligible patients aged 30 years or younger with protocol-defined high-risk neuroblastoma were enrolled and 355 were randomized. The final date of follow-up was June 29, 2017, and the data analyses cut-off date was June 30, 2017. Interventions: Patients were randomized to receive tandem transplant with thiotepa/cyclophosphamide followed by dose-reduced carboplatin/etoposide/melphalan (n = 176) or single transplant with carboplatin/etoposide/melphalan (n = 179). Main Outcomes and Measures: The primary outcome was EFS from randomization to the occurrence of the first event (relapse, progression, secondary malignancy, or death from any cause). The study was designed to test the 1-sided hypothesis of superiority of tandem transplant compared with single transplant. Results: Among the 652 eligible patients enrolled, 297 did not undergo randomization because they were nonrandomly assigned (n = 27), ineligible for randomization (n = 62), had no therapy (n = 1), or because of physician/parent preference (n = 207). Among 355 patients randomized (median diagnosis age, 36.1 months; 152 [42.8%] female), 297 patients (83.7%) completed the study and 21 (5.9%) were lost to follow-up after completing protocol therapy. Three-year EFS from the time of randomization was 61.6% (95% CI, 54.3%-68.9%) in the tandem transplant group and 48.4% (95% CI, 41.0%-55.7%) in the single transplant group (1-sided log-rank P=.006). The median (range) duration of follow-up after randomization for 181 patients without an event was 5.6 (0.6-8.9) years. The most common significant toxicities following tandem vs single transplant were mucosal (11.7% vs 15.4%) and infectious (17.9% vs 18.3%). Conclusions and Relevance: Among patients aged 30 years or younger with high-risk neuroblastoma, tandem transplant resulted in a significantly better EFS than single transplant. However, because of the low randomization rate, the findings may not be representative of all patients with high-risk neuroblastoma. Trial Registration: ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00567567.


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Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica/uso terapêutico , Quimioterapia de Indução , Neuroblastoma/terapia , Transplante de Células-Tronco/métodos , Adolescente , Adulto , Criança , Pré-Escolar , Terapia Combinada , Quimioterapia de Consolidação , Intervalo Livre de Doença , Feminino , Humanos , Lactente , Análise de Intenção de Tratamento , Masculino , Neuroblastoma/tratamento farmacológico , Modelos de Riscos Proporcionais , Risco , Transplante Autólogo , Adulto Jovem
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N Engl J Med ; 381(8): 727-738, 2019 08 22.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31433920

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BACKGROUND: Selinexor, a selective inhibitor of nuclear export compound that blocks exportin 1 (XPO1) and forces nuclear accumulation and activation of tumor suppressor proteins, inhibits nuclear factor κB, and reduces oncoprotein messenger RNA translation, is a potential novel treatment for myeloma that is refractory to current therapeutic options. METHODS: We administered oral selinexor (80 mg) plus dexamethasone (20 mg) twice weekly to patients with myeloma who had previous exposure to bortezomib, carfilzomib, lenalidomide, pomalidomide, daratumumab, and an alkylating agent and had disease refractory to at least one proteasome inhibitor, one immunomodulatory agent, and daratumumab (triple-class refractory). The primary end point was overall response, defined as a partial response or better, with response assessed by an independent review committee. Clinical benefit, defined as a minimal response or better, was a secondary end point. RESULTS: A total of 122 patients in the United States and Europe were included in the modified intention-to-treat population (primary analysis), and 123 were included in the safety population. The median age was 65 years, and the median number of previous regimens was 7; a total of 53% of the patients had high-risk cytogenetic abnormalities. A partial response or better was observed in 26% of patients (95% confidence interval, 19 to 35), including two stringent complete responses; 39% of patients had a minimal response or better. The median duration of response was 4.4 months, median progression-free survival was 3.7 months, and median overall survival was 8.6 months. Fatigue, nausea, and decreased appetite were common and were typically grade 1 or 2 (grade 3 events were noted in up to 25% of patients, and no grade 4 events were reported). Thrombocytopenia occurred in 73% of the patients (grade 3 in 25% and grade 4 in 33%). Thrombocytopenia led to bleeding events of grade 3 or higher in 6 patients. CONCLUSIONS: Selinexor-dexamethasone resulted in objective treatment responses in patients with myeloma refractory to currently available therapies. (Funded by Karyopharm Therapeutics; STORM ClinicalTrials.gov number, NCT02336815.).


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Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica/uso terapêutico , Dexametasona/administração & dosagem , Hidrazinas/administração & dosagem , Carioferinas/antagonistas & inibidores , Mieloma Múltiplo/tratamento farmacológico , Receptores Citoplasmáticos e Nucleares/antagonistas & inibidores , Triazóis/administração & dosagem , Administração Oral , Adulto , Idoso , Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica/efeitos adversos , Biomarcadores Tumorais/sangue , Dexametasona/efeitos adversos , Esquema de Medicação , Resistencia a Medicamentos Antineoplásicos , Feminino , Humanos , Hidrazinas/efeitos adversos , Análise de Intenção de Tratamento , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Análise de Sobrevida , Trombocitopenia/induzido quimicamente , Triazóis/efeitos adversos , Adulto Jovem
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J Surg Oncol ; 120(6): 976-984, 2019 Nov.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31452208

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Conclusive evidence in favor of neoadjuvant therapy for those with non-metastatic pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is still lacking. The objective of this study was to evaluate the survival benefit of neoadjuvant therapy vs upfront surgery for patients with non-metastatic PDAC. METHODS: The study involved 565 patients undergoing neoadjuvant therapy or upfront surgery as the primary treatment for PDAC. Propensity score matching was performed between the neoadjuvant therapy group (NAT group) and the upfront surgery group (UFS group) using 20 clinical variables at diagnosis. Overall survival and surgical pathology were compared between the two treatment groups on an intent-to-treat basis. RESULTS: In the matched cohort, the NAT group (n = 91) had a longer median overall survival than the UFS group (n = 91) (23.1 months vs 18.5 months, P = .043). The rate of patients undergoing surgical resection was lower in the NAT group (58% vs 80%, P = .001). Regarding surgical pathology, the NAT group had smaller tumor size (2.8 cm vs 4.0 cm, P = .001), lower incidence of positive surgical margins (8% vs 30%, P < .002), and less lymph node metastasis (45% vs 78%, P < .001). CONCLUSIONS: The strategy of neoadjuvant therapy before surgical resection appears to offer pathologic effect and survival benefit for the patients presenting with non-metastatic PDAC.


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Adenocarcinoma/mortalidade , Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica/uso terapêutico , Carcinoma Ductal Pancreático/mortalidade , Análise de Intenção de Tratamento , Terapia Neoadjuvante/mortalidade , Pancreatectomia/mortalidade , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/mortalidade , Adenocarcinoma/tratamento farmacológico , Adenocarcinoma/patologia , Adenocarcinoma/cirurgia , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Carcinoma Ductal Pancreático/tratamento farmacológico , Carcinoma Ductal Pancreático/patologia , Carcinoma Ductal Pancreático/cirurgia , Quimioterapia Adjuvante , Estudos de Coortes , Terapia Combinada , Feminino , Seguimentos , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/patologia , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/cirurgia , Prognóstico , Pontuação de Propensão , Taxa de Sobrevida , Adulto Jovem
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N Engl J Med ; 381(5): 432-443, 2019 08 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31365801

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BACKGROUND: Data regarding the efficacy of treatment with ibrutinib-rituximab, as compared with standard chemoimmunotherapy with fludarabine, cyclophosphamide, and rituximab, in patients with previously untreated chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) have been limited. METHODS: In a phase 3 trial, we randomly assigned (in a 2:1 ratio) patients 70 years of age or younger with previously untreated CLL to receive either ibrutinib and rituximab for six cycles (after a single cycle of ibrutinib alone), followed by ibrutinib until disease progression, or six cycles of chemoimmunotherapy with fludarabine, cyclophosphamide, and rituximab. The primary end point was progression-free survival, and overall survival was a secondary end point. We report the results of a planned interim analysis. RESULTS: A total of 529 patients underwent randomization (354 patients to the ibrutinib-rituximab group, and 175 to the chemoimmunotherapy group). At a median follow-up of 33.6 months, the results of the analysis of progression-free survival favored ibrutinib-rituximab over chemoimmunotherapy (89.4% vs. 72.9% at 3 years; hazard ratio for progression or death, 0.35; 95% confidence interval [CI], 0.22 to 0.56; P<0.001), and the results met the protocol-defined efficacy threshold for the interim analysis. The results of the analysis of overall survival also favored ibrutinib-rituximab over chemoimmunotherapy (98.8% vs. 91.5% at 3 years; hazard ratio for death, 0.17; 95% CI, 0.05 to 0.54; P<0.001). In a subgroup analysis involving patients without immunoglobulin heavy-chain variable region (IGHV) mutation, ibrutinib-rituximab resulted in better progression-free survival than chemoimmunotherapy (90.7% vs. 62.5% at 3 years; hazard ratio for progression or death, 0.26; 95% CI, 0.14 to 0.50). The 3-year progression-free survival among patients with IGHV mutation was 87.7% in the ibrutinib-rituximab group and 88.0% in the chemoimmunotherapy group (hazard ratio for progression or death, 0.44; 95% CI, 0.14 to 1.36). The incidence of adverse events of grade 3 or higher (regardless of attribution) was similar in the two groups (in 282 of 352 patients [80.1%] who received ibrutinib-rituximab and in 126 of 158 [79.7%] who received chemoimmunotherapy), whereas infectious complications of grade 3 or higher were less common with ibrutinib-rituximab than with chemoimmunotherapy (in 37 patients [10.5%] vs. 32 [20.3%], P<0.001). CONCLUSIONS: The ibrutinib-rituximab regimen resulted in progression-free survival and overall survival that were superior to those with a standard chemoimmunotherapy regimen among patients 70 years of age or younger with previously untreated CLL. (Funded by the National Cancer Institute and Pharmacyclics; E1912 ClinicalTrials.gov number, NCT02048813.).


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Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica/uso terapêutico , Imunoterapia , Leucemia Linfocítica Crônica de Células B/tratamento farmacológico , Pirazóis/administração & dosagem , Pirimidinas/administração & dosagem , Rituximab/administração & dosagem , Idoso , Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica/efeitos adversos , Ciclofosfamida/administração & dosagem , Ciclofosfamida/efeitos adversos , Feminino , Humanos , Análise de Intenção de Tratamento , Estimativa de Kaplan-Meier , Leucemia Linfocítica Crônica de Células B/mortalidade , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Intervalo Livre de Progressão , Pirazóis/efeitos adversos , Pirimidinas/efeitos adversos , Rituximab/efeitos adversos , Vidarabina/administração & dosagem , Vidarabina/efeitos adversos , Vidarabina/análogos & derivados
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N Engl J Med ; 381(9): 803-815, 2019 08 29.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31339677

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BACKGROUND: Two drugs under consideration for inclusion in antiretroviral therapy (ART) regimens for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection are dolutegravir (DTG) and tenofovir alafenamide fumarate (TAF). There are limited data on their use in low- and middle-income countries. METHODS: We conducted a 96-week, phase 3, investigator-led, open-label, randomized trial in South Africa, in which we compared a triple-therapy combination of emtricitabine (FTC) and DTG plus either of two tenofovir prodrugs - TAF (TAF-based group) or tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) (TDF-based group) - against the local standard-of-care regimen of TDF-FTC-efavirenz (standard-care group). Inclusion criteria included an age of 12 years or older, no receipt of ART in the previous 6 months, a creatinine clearance of more than 60 ml per minute (>80 ml per minute in patients younger than 19 years of age), and an HIV type 1 (HIV-1) RNA level of 500 copies or more per milliliter. The primary end point was the percentage of patients with a 48-week HIV-1 RNA level of less than 50 copies per milliliter (as determined with the Snapshot algorithm from the Food and Drug Administration; noninferiority margin, -10 percentage points). We report the primary (48-week) efficacy and safety data. RESULTS: A total of 1053 patients underwent randomization from February 2017 through May 2018. More than 99% of the patients were black, and 59% were female. The mean age was 32 years, and the mean CD4 count was 337 cells per cubic millimeter. At week 48, the percentage of patients with an HIV-1 RNA level of less than 50 copies per milliliter was 84% in the TAF-based group, 85% in the TDF-based group, and 79% in the standard-care group, findings that indicate that the DTG-containing regimens were noninferior to the standard-care regimen. The number of patients who discontinued the trial regimen was higher in the standard-care group than in the other two groups. In the per-protocol population, the standard-care regimen had equivalent potency to the other two regimens. The TAF-based regimen had less effect on bone density and renal function than the other regimens. Weight increase (both lean and fat mass) was greatest in the TAF-based group and among female patients (mean increase, 6.4 kg in the TAF-based group, 3.2 kg in the TDF-based group, and 1.7 kg in the standard-care group). No resistance to integrase inhibitors was identified in patients receiving the DTG-containing regimens. CONCLUSIONS: Treatment with DTG combined with either of two tenofovir prodrugs (TAF and TDF) showed noninferior efficacy to treatment with the standard-care regimen. There was significantly more weight gain with the DTG-containing regimens, especially in combination with TAF, than with the standard-care regimen. (ADVANCE ClinicalTrials.gov number, NCT03122262.).


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Adenina/análogos & derivados , Antirretrovirais/administração & dosagem , Infecções por HIV/tratamento farmacológico , HIV-1 , Compostos Heterocíclicos com 3 Anéis/administração & dosagem , Ácidos Fosforosos/administração & dosagem , Adenina/administração & dosagem , Adenina/efeitos adversos , Adolescente , Adulto , Antirretrovirais/efeitos adversos , Densidade Óssea/efeitos dos fármacos , Contagem de Linfócito CD4 , Quimioterapia Combinada , Feminino , Inibidores de Integrase de HIV/administração & dosagem , HIV-1/genética , HIV-1/isolamento & purificação , Compostos Heterocíclicos com 3 Anéis/efeitos adversos , Humanos , Análise de Intenção de Tratamento , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Ácidos Fosforosos/efeitos adversos , Gravidez , Complicações Infecciosas na Gravidez/tratamento farmacológico , Pró-Fármacos/administração & dosagem , RNA Viral/sangue , Uracila/administração & dosagem , Uracila/análogos & derivados , Carga Viral , Adulto Jovem
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Lancet ; 394(10197): 471-477, 2019 08 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31280965

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BACKGROUND: The optimal surgical excision margins are uncertain for patients with thick (>2 mm) localised cutaneous melanomas. In our previous report of this multicentre, randomised controlled trial, with a median follow-up of 6·7 years, we showed that a narrow excision margin (2 cm vs 4 cm) did not affect melanoma-specific nor overall survival. Here, we present extended follow-up of this cohort. METHODS: In this open-label, multicentre randomised controlled trial, we recruited patients from 53 hospitals in Sweden, Denmark, Estonia, and Norway. We enrolled clinically staged patients aged 75 years or younger diagnosed with localised cutaneous melanoma thicker than 2 mm, and with primary site on the trunk or upper or lower extremities. Patients were randomly allocated (1:1) to treatment either with a 2-cm or a 4-cm excision margin. A physician enrolled the patients after histological confirmation of a cutaneous melanoma thicker than 2 mm. Some patients were enrolled by a physician acting as responsible for clinical care and as a trial investigator (follow-up, data collection, and manuscript writing). In other cases physicians not involved in running the trial enrolled patients. Randomisation was done by telephone call to a randomisation office, by sealed envelope, or by computer generated lists using permuted blocks. Patients were stratified according to geographical region. No part of the trial was masked. The primary outcome in this extended follow-up study was overall survival and the co-primary outcome was melanoma-specific survival. All analyses were done on an intention-to-treat basis. The study is registered with ClinicalTrials.gov, number NCT03638492. FINDINGS: Between Jan 22, 1992, and May 19, 2004, 936 clinically staged patients were recruited and randomly assigned to a 4-cm excision margin (n=465) or a 2-cm excision margin (n=471). At a median overall follow-up of 19·6 years (235 months, IQR 200-260), 621 deaths were reported-304 (49%) in the 2-cm group and 317 (51%) in the 4-cm group (unadjusted HR 0·98, 95% CI 0·83-1·14; p=0·75). 397 deaths were attributed to cutaneous melanoma-192 (48%) in the 2-cm excision margin group and 205 (52%) in the 4-cm excision margin group (unadjusted HR 0·95, 95% CI 0·78-1·16, p=0·61). INTERPRETATION: A 2-cm excision margin was safe for patients with thick (>2 mm) localised cutaneous melanoma at a follow-up of median 19·6 years. These findings support the use of 2-cm excision margins in current clinical practice. FUNDING: The Swedish Cancer Society, Stockholm Cancer Society, the Swedish Society for Medical Research, Radiumhemmet Research funds, Stockholm County Council, Wallström funds.


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Extremidade Inferior/patologia , Melanoma/mortalidade , Melanoma/cirurgia , Neoplasias Cutâneas/mortalidade , Neoplasias Cutâneas/cirurgia , Tronco/patologia , Extremidade Superior/patologia , Idoso , Dinamarca , Estônia , Feminino , Humanos , Análise de Intenção de Tratamento , Extremidade Inferior/cirurgia , Masculino , Margens de Excisão , Melanoma/patologia , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Mortalidade , Noruega , Neoplasias Cutâneas/patologia , Análise de Sobrevida , Suécia , Tronco/cirurgia , Resultado do Tratamento , Extremidade Superior/cirurgia
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N Engl J Med ; 381(1): 36-46, 2019 07 04.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31269364

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BACKGROUND: B-cell anomalies play a role in the pathogenesis of membranous nephropathy. B-cell depletion with rituximab may therefore be noninferior to treatment with cyclosporine for inducing and maintaining a complete or partial remission of proteinuria in patients with this condition. METHODS: We randomly assigned patients who had membranous nephropathy, proteinuria of at least 5 g per 24 hours, and a quantified creatinine clearance of at least 40 ml per minute per 1.73 m2 of body-surface area and had been receiving angiotensin-system blockade for at least 3 months to receive intravenous rituximab (two infusions, 1000 mg each, administered 14 days apart; repeated at 6 months in case of partial response) or oral cyclosporine (starting at a dose of 3.5 mg per kilogram of body weight per day for 12 months). Patients were followed for 24 months. The primary outcome was a composite of complete or partial remission of proteinuria at 24 months. Laboratory variables and safety were also assessed. RESULTS: A total of 130 patients underwent randomization. At 12 months, 39 of 65 patients (60%) in the rituximab group and 34 of 65 (52%) in the cyclosporine group had a complete or partial remission (risk difference, 8 percentage points; 95% confidence interval [CI], -9 to 25; P = 0.004 for noninferiority). At 24 months, 39 patients (60%) in the rituximab group and 13 (20%) in the cyclosporine group had a complete or partial remission (risk difference, 40 percentage points; 95% CI, 25 to 55; P<0.001 for both noninferiority and superiority). Among patients in remission who tested positive for anti-phospholipase A2 receptor (PLA2R) antibodies, the decline in autoantibodies to anti-PLA2R was faster and of greater magnitude and duration in the rituximab group than in the cyclosporine group. Serious adverse events occurred in 11 patients (17%) in the rituximab group and in 20 (31%) in the cyclosporine group (P = 0.06). CONCLUSIONS: Rituximab was noninferior to cyclosporine in inducing complete or partial remission of proteinuria at 12 months and was superior in maintaining proteinuria remission up to 24 months. (Funded by Genentech and the Fulk Family Foundation; MENTOR ClinicalTrials.gov number, NCT01180036.).


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Ciclosporina/uso terapêutico , Glomerulonefrite Membranosa/tratamento farmacológico , Imunossupressores/uso terapêutico , Rituximab/uso terapêutico , Administração Oral , Adolescente , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Ciclosporina/efeitos adversos , Esquema de Medicação , Feminino , Humanos , Fatores Imunológicos/uso terapêutico , Imunossupressores/efeitos adversos , Infusões Intravenosas , Análise de Intenção de Tratamento , Estimativa de Kaplan-Meier , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Proteinúria/tratamento farmacológico , Indução de Remissão , Rituximab/efeitos adversos , Falha de Tratamento , Adulto Jovem
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BMJ ; 365: l1800, 2019 05 23.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31335316

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OBJECTIVE: To determine whether extending initial prednisolone treatment from eight to 16 weeks in children with idiopathic steroid sensitive nephrotic syndrome improves the pattern of disease relapse. DESIGN: Double blind, parallel group, phase III randomised placebo controlled trial, including a cost effectiveness analysis. SETTING: 125 UK National Health Service district general hospitals and tertiary paediatric nephrology centres. PARTICIPANTS: 237 children aged 1-14 years with a first episode of steroid sensitive nephrotic syndrome. INTERVENTIONS: Children were randomised to receive an extended 16 week course of prednisolone (total dose 3150 mg/m2) or a standard eight week course of prednisolone (total dose 2240 mg/m2). The drug was supplied as 5 mg tablets alongside matching placebo so that participants in both groups received the same number of tablets at any time point in the study. A minimisation algorithm ensured balanced treatment allocation by ethnicity (South Asian, white, or other) and age (5 years or less, 6 years or more). MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: The primary outcome measure was time to first relapse over a minimum follow-up of 24 months. Secondary outcome measures were relapse rate, incidence of frequently relapsing nephrotic syndrome and steroid dependent nephrotic syndrome, use of alternative immunosuppressive treatment, rates of adverse events, behavioural change using the Achenbach child behaviour checklist, quality adjusted life years, and cost effectiveness from a healthcare perspective. Analysis was by intention to treat. RESULTS: No significant difference was found in time to first relapse (hazard ratio 0.87, 95% confidence interval 0.65 to 1.17, log rank P=0.28) or in the incidence of frequently relapsing nephrotic syndrome (extended course 60/114 (53%) v standard course 55/109 (50%), P=0.75), steroid dependent nephrotic syndrome (48/114 (42%) v 48/109 (44%), P=0.77), or requirement for alternative immunosuppressive treatment (62/114 (54%) v 61/109 (56%), P=0.81). Total prednisolone dose after completion of the trial drug was 6674 mg for the extended course versus 5475 mg for the standard course (P=0.07). There were no statistically significant differences in serious adverse event rates (extended course 19/114 (17%) v standard course 27/109 (25%), P=0.13) or adverse event rates, with the exception of behaviour, which was poorer in the standard course group. Scores on the Achenbach child behaviour checklist did not, however, differ. Extended course treatment was associated with a mean increase in generic quality of life (0.0162 additional quality adjusted life years, 95% confidence interval -0.005 to 0.037) and cost savings (difference -£1673 ($2160; €1930), 95% confidence interval -£3455 to £109). CONCLUSIONS: Clinical outcomes did not improve when the initial course of prednisolone treatment was extended from eight to 16 weeks in UK children with steroid sensitive nephrotic syndrome. However, evidence was found of a short term health economic benefit through reduced resource use and increased quality of life. TRIAL REGISTRATION: ISRCTN16645249; EudraCT 2010-022489-29.


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Assistência de Longa Duração , Síndrome Nefrótica , Prednisolona , Qualidade de Vida , Prevenção Secundária , Adolescente , Criança , Pré-Escolar , Análise Custo-Benefício , Relação Dose-Resposta a Droga , Método Duplo-Cego , Esquema de Medicação , Monitoramento de Medicamentos/métodos , Feminino , Glucocorticoides/administração & dosagem , Glucocorticoides/efeitos adversos , Glucocorticoides/economia , Humanos , Imunossupressores/uso terapêutico , Lactente , Análise de Intenção de Tratamento , Assistência de Longa Duração/economia , Assistência de Longa Duração/métodos , Masculino , Síndrome Nefrótica/diagnóstico , Síndrome Nefrótica/tratamento farmacológico , Síndrome Nefrótica/economia , Síndrome Nefrótica/psicologia , Prednisolona/administração & dosagem , Prednisolona/efeitos adversos , Prednisolona/economia , Prevenção Secundária/economia , Prevenção Secundária/métodos , Resultado do Tratamento
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N Engl J Med ; 381(6): 509-519, 2019 08 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31199090

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BACKGROUND: Deoxygenated sickle hemoglobin (HbS) polymerization drives the pathophysiology of sickle cell disease. Therefore, direct inhibition of HbS polymerization has potential to favorably modify disease outcomes. Voxelotor is an HbS polymerization inhibitor. METHODS: In a multicenter, phase 3, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial, we compared the efficacy and safety of two dose levels of voxelotor (1500 mg and 900 mg, administered orally once daily) with placebo in persons with sickle cell disease. The primary end point was the percentage of participants who had a hemoglobin response, which was defined as an increase of more than 1.0 g per deciliter from baseline at week 24 in the intention-to-treat analysis. RESULTS: A total of 274 participants were randomly assigned in a 1:1:1 ratio to receive a once-daily oral dose of 1500 mg of voxelotor, 900 mg of voxelotor, or placebo. Most participants had sickle cell anemia (homozygous hemoglobin S or hemoglobin Sß0-thalassemia), and approximately two thirds were receiving hydroxyurea at baseline. In the intention-to-treat analysis, a significantly higher percentage of participants had a hemoglobin response in the 1500-mg voxelotor group (51%; 95% confidence interval [CI], 41 to 61) than in the placebo group (7%; 95% CI, 1 to 12). Anemia worsened between baseline and week 24 in fewer participants in each voxelotor dose group than in those receiving placebo. At week 24, the 1500-mg voxelotor group had significantly greater reductions from baseline in the indirect bilirubin level and percentage of reticulocytes than the placebo group. The percentage of participants with an adverse event that occurred or worsened during the treatment period was similar across the trial groups. Adverse events of at least grade 3 occurred in 26% of the participants in the 1500-mg voxelotor group, 23% in the 900-mg voxelotor group, and 26% in the placebo group. Most adverse events were not related to the trial drug or placebo, as determined by the investigators. CONCLUSIONS: In this phase 3 randomized, placebo-controlled trial involving participants with sickle cell disease, voxelotor significantly increased hemoglobin levels and reduced markers of hemolysis. These findings are consistent with inhibition of HbS polymerization and indicate a disease-modifying potential. (Funded by Global Blood Therapeutics; HOPE ClinicalTrials.gov number, NCT03036813.).


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Anemia Falciforme/tratamento farmacológico , Antidrepanocíticos/administração & dosagem , Benzaldeídos/administração & dosagem , Hemoglobina Falciforme/efeitos dos fármacos , Hemoglobinas/metabolismo , Pirazinas/administração & dosagem , Pirazóis/administração & dosagem , Adolescente , Adulto , Anemia Falciforme/sangue , Antidrepanocíticos/efeitos adversos , Antidrepanocíticos/uso terapêutico , Benzaldeídos/efeitos adversos , Biomarcadores/sangue , Criança , Relação Dose-Resposta a Droga , Método Duplo-Cego , Quimioterapia Combinada , Feminino , Hemoglobina Falciforme/metabolismo , Hemólise/efeitos dos fármacos , Humanos , Hidroxiureia/uso terapêutico , Análise de Intenção de Tratamento , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Polimerização/efeitos dos fármacos , Pirazinas/efeitos adversos , Pirazóis/efeitos adversos , Adulto Jovem
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Lancet ; 394(10195): 314-321, 2019 07 27.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31227374

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BACKGROUND: Septoplasty (surgical correction of the deviated nasal septum) is the most frequently performed ear, nose, and throat operation in adults, but no randomised controlled trials or non-randomised comparative studies on the effectiveness of septoplasty have been published. Consequently, health-care providers, health insurance companies, and policy makers are concerned about the effectiveness of the procedure. We aimed to assess the effectiveness of septoplasty for nasal obstruction in adults with a deviated septum. METHODS: We did this open, multicentre, pragmatic, randomised controlled trial in 16 secondary and two tertiary referral hospitals in the Netherlands. Adults (aged ≥18 years) with nasal obstruction, a deviated septum, and an indication to have septoplasty done were randomly allocated (1:1) to receive either septoplasty with or without concurrent turbinate surgery or non-surgical management. Patients were stratified by sex, age (<35 years or ≥35 years), and deviation severity (mild, moderate, or severe). The primary outcome was health-related quality of life, measured with the validated Glasgow Health Status Inventory at 12 months. Analyses were done on an intention-to-treat basis. The trial is registered with the Netherlands Trial Register, number NTR3868. FINDINGS: Between Sept 2, 2013, and Dec 12, 2016, we randomly assigned 203 participants to receive either septoplasty with or without concurrent turbinate surgery (n=102) or non-surgical management (n=101). 189 participants were analysed at 12 months. At 12 months, mean score on the Glasgow Health Status Inventory of patients assigned to septoplasty was 72·2 (SD 12·2) and for those assigned to non-surgical management was 63·9 (SD 14·5, mean difference 8·3 [95% CI 4·5-12·1], favouring septoplasty). Septal abscess occurred in one surgical patient and septal perforation in two surgical patients. No side-effects of nasal medication were reported. INTERPRETATION: Septoplasty is more effective than non-surgical management for nasal obstruction in adults with a deviated septum. This effect was sustained up to 24 months of follow-up. FUNDING: The Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development (ZonMw).


Assuntos
Corticosteroides/uso terapêutico , Obstrução Nasal/terapia , Septo Nasal/cirurgia , Deformidades Adquiridas Nasais/terapia , Conchas Nasais/cirurgia , Conduta Expectante/métodos , Adulto , Idoso , Feminino , Humanos , Análise de Intenção de Tratamento , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Procedimentos Cirúrgicos Nasais/métodos , Países Baixos , Qualidade de Vida , Resultado do Tratamento , Conchas Nasais/patologia , Adulto Jovem
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