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Drugs Today (Barc) ; 55(9): 575-585, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31584574

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Patients with metastatic triple-negative breast cancer (mTNBC) that has progressed on first-line therapy have a poor prognosis with limited therapeutic options. Sacituzumab govitecan (SG) is a novel antibody-drug conjugate (ADC) that has shown promising efficacy in mTNBC. SG is comprised of SN-38, the active metabolite of irinotecan, conjugated via a hydrolyzable linker to the humanized RS7 antibody targeting trophoblast cell surface antigen 2 (Trop-2), a glycoprotein that is expressed at high levels in many epithelial solid tumors. It has received breakthrough therapy status by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of patients with pretreated mTNBC. In this review, we summarize available data regarding the pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, safety and efficacy of SG and describe ongoing and future clinical studies investigating this agent.


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Anticorpos Monoclonais Humanizados/uso terapêutico , Camptotecina/análogos & derivados , Imunoconjugados/uso terapêutico , Neoplasias de Mama Triplo Negativas/tratamento farmacológico , Antígenos de Neoplasias , Camptotecina/uso terapêutico , Moléculas de Adesão Celular , Feminino , Humanos , Estados Unidos , United States Food and Drug Administration
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Drugs Today (Barc) ; 55(9): 587-593, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31584575

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Generalized pustular psoriasis (GPP) is a severe psoriasis form that can be refractory to several systemic treatments. The role of interleukin (IL)-17/ T-helper 17 (Th17) axis inhibitors in the therapy of GPP is not fully established. The objective of this paper is to summarize the existing information on the efficacy and safety of secukinumab, ixekizumab and brodalumab in GPP. Articles published in the English language and derived from the databases MEDLINE (PubMed), Embase and Scopus were assessed for this study. Although the existing data on the potential therapeutic benefit of these agents in the treatment of GPP are encouraging, further studies are needed so as to provide sufficient evidence for their use in this serious condition.


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Anticorpos Monoclonais Humanizados/uso terapêutico , Anticorpos Monoclonais/uso terapêutico , Interleucina-17 , Psoríase/tratamento farmacológico , Receptores de Interleucina-17/antagonistas & inibidores , Humanos , Imunossupressores
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Rinsho Ketsueki ; 60(9): 1199-1204, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31597844

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The treatment of follicular lymphoma (FL) continues to evolve. Those patients who present with minimal symptoms often are observed without therapy until significant progression occurs. When treatment is needed, initial options include single agent rituximab (R, anti-CD20), or various forms of chemoimmunotherapy including either R or the newer anti-CD20 monoclonal antibody obinutuzumab (O), with or without maintenance administration. Recent data suggest that the immunomodulatory agent lenalidomide can also be effective in combination with rituximab in both the upfront and relapsed setting. Patients with recurrent disease are frequently treated with chemoimmunotherapy or phosphoinositol-3-kinase (PI3K) inhibitors. Current information suggests that the most important prognostic feature of FL is the presence or absence of early progression (within 2 years of initial treatment/diagnosis). Ongoing efforts are focused on biomarkers to optimally match treatment to patient populations and further improve clinical outcomes.


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Linfoma Folicular/terapia , Anticorpos Monoclonais , Anticorpos Monoclonais Humanizados/uso terapêutico , Antígenos CD20 , Humanos , Imunoterapia , Lenalidomida/uso terapêutico , Rituximab/uso terapêutico
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N Engl J Med ; 381(14): 1321-1332, 2019 10 03.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31577874

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BACKGROUND: In the majority of patients with chronic spontaneous urticaria, most currently available therapies do not result in complete symptom control. Ligelizumab is a next-generation high-affinity humanized monoclonal anti-IgE antibody. Data are limited regarding the dose-response relationship of ligelizumab and the efficacy and safety of ligelizumab as compared with omalizumab and placebo in patients who have moderate-to-severe chronic spontaneous urticaria that is inadequately controlled with H1-antihistamines at approved or increased doses, alone or in combination with H2-antihistamines or leukotriene-receptor antagonists. METHODS: In a phase 2b dose-finding trial, we randomly assigned patients to receive ligelizumab at a dose of 24 mg, 72 mg, or 240 mg, omalizumab at a dose of 300 mg, or placebo, administered subcutaneously every 4 weeks for a period of 20 weeks, or a single 120-mg dose of ligelizumab. Disease symptoms of hives, itch, and angioedema were monitored by means of weekly activity scores. The main objective was to determine a dose-response relationship for the complete control of hives (indicated by a weekly hives-severity score of 0, on a scale from 0 to 21, with higher scores indicating greater severity); the primary end point of this response was assessed at week 12. Complete symptom control was indicated by a weekly urticaria activity score of 0 (on a scale from 0 to 42, with higher scores indicating greater severity). Safety was analyzed throughout the trial. RESULTS: A total of 382 patients underwent randomization. At week 12, a total of 30%, 51%, and 42% of the patients treated with 24 mg, 72 mg, and 240 mg, respectively, of ligelizumab had complete control of hives, as compared with 26% of the patients in the omalizumab group and no patients in the placebo group. A dose-response relationship was established. At week 12, a total of 30%, 44%, and 40% of the patients treated with 24 mg, 72 mg, and 240 mg, respectively, of ligelizumab had complete control of symptoms, as compared with 26% of the patients in the omalizumab group and no patients in the placebo group. In this small and short trial, no safety concerns regarding ligelizumab or omalizumab emerged. CONCLUSIONS: A higher percentage of patients had complete control of symptoms of chronic spontaneous urticaria with ligelizumab therapy of 72 mg or 240 mg than with omalizumab or placebo. (Funded by Novartis Pharma; ClinicalTrials.gov number, NCT02477332.).


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Antialérgicos/administração & dosagem , Anticorpos Anti-Idiotípicos/administração & dosagem , Anticorpos Monoclonais Humanizados/administração & dosagem , Omalizumab/administração & dosagem , Urticária/tratamento farmacológico , Adulto , Idoso , Antialérgicos/efeitos adversos , Anticorpos Anti-Idiotípicos/efeitos adversos , Anticorpos Monoclonais Humanizados/efeitos adversos , Doença Crônica , Relação Dose-Resposta a Droga , Método Duplo-Cego , Esquema de Medicação , Feminino , Humanos , Imunoglobulina E/sangue , Imunoglobulina E/imunologia , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Omalizumab/efeitos adversos , Gravidade do Paciente , Indução de Remissão , Urticária/imunologia , Adulto Jovem
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 98(38): e17262, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31568001

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BACKGROUND: This study will systematically investigate the efficacy and safety of the combination of pertuzumab, trastuzumab, and docetaxel (PTD) for treatment of patients with HER2-positive breast cancer (HER2-PBC). METHODS: A comprehensive literature search for this study will consist of 2 parts: electronic database records and gray literature. The electronic database literatures are searched from PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, Web of Science, Google Scholar, Allied and Complementary Medicine Database, Chinese Biomedical Literature Database, and China National Knowledge Infrastructure. All databases will be searched from inception up to the present. In addition, gray literatures, such as dissertations, ongoing trials, and so on, will also be searched. Two authors will independently read the records, extract data collection, and evaluate the risk of bias. RevMan V.5.3 software will be applied for statistical analysis. RESULTS: This study will summarize up-to-date evidence of PTD for patients with HER2-PBC via overall survival, complete response, cancer-specific survival, recurrence-free survival, disease-free survival, quality of life, and toxicities. CONCLUSION: This study will provide efficacy and safety of PTD for HER2-PBC.


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Anticorpos Monoclonais Humanizados/uso terapêutico , Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica/uso terapêutico , Neoplasias da Mama/tratamento farmacológico , Docetaxel/uso terapêutico , Genes erbB-2 , Receptor ErbB-2/metabolismo , Trastuzumab/uso terapêutico , Anticorpos Monoclonais Humanizados/administração & dosagem , Neoplasias da Mama/genética , Neoplasias da Mama/metabolismo , Docetaxel/administração & dosagem , Feminino , Humanos , Trastuzumab/administração & dosagem , Resultado do Tratamento
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N Engl J Med ; 381(13): 1215-1226, 2019 09 26.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31553834

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BACKGROUND: Biologic therapies are widely used in patients with ulcerative colitis. Head-to-head trials of these therapies in patients with inflammatory bowel disease are lacking. METHODS: In a phase 3b, double-blind, double-dummy, randomized trial conducted at 245 centers in 34 countries, we compared vedolizumab with adalimumab in adults with moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis to determine whether vedolizumab was superior. Previous exposure to a tumor necrosis factor inhibitor other than adalimumab was allowed in up to 25% of patients. The patients were assigned to receive infusions of 300 mg of vedolizumab on day 1 and at weeks 2, 6, 14, 22, 30, 38, and 46 (plus injections of placebo) or subcutaneous injections of 40 mg of adalimumab, with a total dose of 160 mg at week 1, 80 mg at week 2, and 40 mg every 2 weeks thereafter until week 50 (plus infusions of placebo). Dose escalation was not permitted in either group. The primary outcome was clinical remission at week 52 (defined as a total score of ≤2 on the Mayo scale [range, 0 to 12, with higher scores indicating more severe disease] and no subscore >1 [range, 0 to 3] on any of the four Mayo scale components). To control for type I error, efficacy outcomes were analyzed with a hierarchical testing procedure, with the variables in the following order: clinical remission, endoscopic improvement (subscore of 0 to 1 on the Mayo endoscopic component), and corticosteroid-free remission at week 52. RESULTS: A total of 769 patients underwent randomization and received at least one dose of vedolizumab (383 patients) or adalimumab (386 patients). At week 52, clinical remission was observed in a higher percentage of patients in the vedolizumab group than in the adalimumab group (31.3% vs. 22.5%; difference, 8.8 percentage points; 95% confidence interval [CI], 2.5 to 15.0; P = 0.006), as was endoscopic improvement (39.7% vs. 27.7%; difference, 11.9 percentage points; 95% CI, 5.3 to 18.5; P<0.001). Corticosteroid-free clinical remission occurred in 12.6% of the patients in the vedolizumab group and in 21.8% in the adalimumab group (difference, -9.3 percentage points; 95% CI, -18.9 to 0.4). Exposure-adjusted incidence rates of infection were 23.4 and 34.6 events per 100 patient-years with vedolizumab and adalimumab, respectively, and the corresponding rates for serious infection were 1.6 and 2.2 events per 100 patient-years. CONCLUSIONS: In this trial involving patients with moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis, vedolizumab was superior to adalimumab with respect to achievement of clinical remission and endoscopic improvement, but not corticosteroid-free clinical remission. (Funded by Takeda; VARSITY ClinicalTrials.gov number, NCT02497469; EudraCT number, 2015-000939-33.).


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Adalimumab/uso terapêutico , Anti-Inflamatórios/uso terapêutico , Anticorpos Monoclonais Humanizados/uso terapêutico , Colite Ulcerativa/tratamento farmacológico , Adalimumab/efeitos adversos , Corticosteroides/uso terapêutico , Adulto , Anti-Inflamatórios/efeitos adversos , Anticorpos Monoclonais Humanizados/efeitos adversos , Método Duplo-Cego , Quimioterapia Combinada , Feminino , Humanos , Infusões Intravenosas , Injeções Subcutâneas , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Gravidade do Paciente , Indução de Remissão/métodos
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Cochrane Database Syst Rev ; 8: CD012893, 2019 Aug 29.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31476018

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BACKGROUND: Crohn's disease (CD) is a chronic inflammatory disease of the gastrointestinal tract, and immune response modulation is the main treatment strategy to induce remission in active CD. Certolizumab pegol (CZP) is a tumor necrosis factor-alfa (TNF-α) inhibitor which regulates impaired immune response. OBJECTIVES: The primary objectives were to evaluate the efficacy and safety of CZP for the induction of remission in CD. SEARCH METHODS: We searched MEDLINE, Embase, CENTRAL, the Cochrane IBD group specialized register, trials registers and other sources from inception to 28 January 2019. Moreover, we contacted the pharmaceutical company that manufactures CZP. SELECTION CRITERIA: We included randomized controlled trials comparing CZP with placebo or no treatment in active CD patients. DATA COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS: We used standard Cochrane methodological procedures. The main outcomes selected for GRADE analysis were clinical remission at week 8 (Crohn's Disease Activity Index [CDAI] ≤150), clinical response at week 8 (CDAI reduction ≥ 100 or clinical remission), and serious adverse events. The Mantel-Haenszel random-effects method was applied for the statistical analyses. For dichotomous outcomes, we calculated the risk ratio (RR) and corresponding 95% confidence interval (95% CI). MAIN RESULTS: Four studies involving 1485 participants with moderate to severe CD met the inclusion criteria and were used in the meta-analyses. All studies included active CD patients with CDAI ranging from 220 to 450. Most patients were adults over 18 years of age. One study was identified as high risk of bias due to a non-identical placebo while the other studies were judged to be at low risk of bias.CZP (100 mg to 400 mg every 2 to 4 weeks) was shown to be superior to placebo for achieving clinical remission at week 8 (RR 1.36, 95% CI 1.11 to 1.66; moderate certainty evidence). The raw numbers of participants achieving clinical remission at week 8 were 26.9% (225/835) and 19.8% (129/650) in the CZP and the placebo groups, respectively.CZP was shown to be superior to placebo for achieving clinical response at week 8 (RR 1.29, 95% CI 1.09 to 1.53; moderate certainty evidence). In raw numbers, clinical response at week 8 was achieved in 40.2% (336/835) and 30.9% (201/650) of participants in the CZP and the placebo groups, respectively.In raw numbers, serious adverse events were observed in 8.7% (73/835) and 6.2% (40/650) of participants in the CZP and the placebo groups, respectively (RR 1.35, 95% CI 0.93 to 1.97; moderate certainty evidence). Serious adverse events included worsening Crohn's disease, infections, and malignancy. AUTHORS' CONCLUSIONS: Moderate certainty evidence suggests that CZP is effective for induction of clinical remission and clinical response in participants with active CD patients. It is uncertain whether the risk of serious adverse events differs between CZP and placebo as the 95% CI includes the possibility of a small decrease or doubling of events. Future studies are needed to evaluate the long-term efficacy and safety of CZP in CD patients.


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Anticorpos Monoclonais Humanizados/uso terapêutico , Certolizumab Pegol/uso terapêutico , Doença de Crohn/tratamento farmacológico , Humanos , Fatores Imunológicos/uso terapêutico , Quimioterapia de Indução , Ensaios Clínicos Controlados Aleatórios como Assunto , Indução de Remissão
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Internist (Berl) ; 60(10): 1059-1073, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Alemão | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31471629

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Large-vessel vasculitis includes giant cell arteritis (GCA) and Takayasu arteritis (TA). GCA can affect persons from the age of 50 years and is more frequent among women. The disease course generally begins with an acute phase, with patients feeling very unwell and experiencing temporal headaches. Rapid diagnosis and treatment are necessary to reduce the risk of blindness. A suspected diagnosis must be confirmed by imaging, histology is optional. Initial treatment comprises oral prednisone. Recent studies have demonstrated inhibition of interleukin­6 with tocilizumab (TCZ) to be highly effective. Alternatively, methotrexate can be administered in a steroid-sparing approach. In contrast, TA onset is generally during childhood or adolescence, and begins with moderate systemic inflammation. The aorta and its main branches are affected. Treatment comprises steroids, disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs, and the tumor necrosis factor inhibitor infliximab or TCZ.


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Anticorpos Monoclonais Humanizados/administração & dosagem , Antirreumáticos/administração & dosagem , Arterite de Células Gigantes/tratamento farmacológico , Imunossupressores/administração & dosagem , Arterite de Takayasu/tratamento farmacológico , Idoso , Anticorpos Monoclonais Humanizados/uso terapêutico , Antirreumáticos/uso terapêutico , Feminino , Células Gigantes , Glucocorticoides/administração & dosagem , Glucocorticoides/uso terapêutico , Humanos , Metotrexato/administração & dosagem , Metotrexato/uso terapêutico , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Prednisona/administração & dosagem , Prednisona/uso terapêutico , Resultado do Tratamento
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Internist (Berl) ; 60(10): 1036-1042, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Alemão | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31485714

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BACKGROUND: Monoclonal antibodies and fusion proteins were introduced into clinical rheumatology 20 years ago. Nowadays they are an established component of modern internal medical practice. OBJECTIVE: This article gives an overview of the breadth of biologics currently in clinical use. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Evaluation of published approval studies and guideline recommendations, discussion of the immunological principles and targets in the treatment with biologics. RESULTS: Monoclonal antibodies and fusion proteins for influencing cytokine signals, T­cell costimulation and B­cell function are the most important innovations in the treatment of rheumatological diseases. Nowadays they are indispensible for the treatment of moderate and severe disease courses of rheumatoid arthritis, spondylarthropathies and vasculitides. CONCLUSION: Although a cure or permanent freedom from symptoms in rheumatological autoimmune diseases is still not possible, much more favorable disease courses with less long-term limitations can be achieved by the early administration of biologics.


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Anticorpos Monoclonais/uso terapêutico , Antirreumáticos/uso terapêutico , Artrite Reumatoide/tratamento farmacológico , Produtos Biológicos/uso terapêutico , Anticorpos Monoclonais Humanizados/uso terapêutico , Humanos , Infliximab/uso terapêutico , Reumatologia , Rituximab/uso terapêutico
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Internist (Berl) ; 60(10): 1032-1035, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Alemão | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31486861

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Antibodies play an important role in the therapy of patients with hematological tumors and have become an established part of this therapy. By using the example of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), different antibodies with different mechanisms of action are described. The focus of this review is on the description of a bispecific antibody molecule and an immunoconjugate in the relapse of ALL. Although the antibodies have improved the treatment of patients with ALL, it still holds true that the therapy of patients can only be successfully carried out with a strategy that integrates different, mutually complementary schemes. The improvement of therapy can only be achieved through clinical studies with clearly defined protocols.


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Anticorpos Monoclonais Humanizados/uso terapêutico , Leucemia/terapia , Terapia de Alvo Molecular , Leucemia-Linfoma Linfoblástico de Células Precursoras/terapia , Anticorpos Biespecíficos/uso terapêutico , Hematologia/tendências , Humanos , Rituximab/uso terapêutico
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Lancet ; 394(10206): 1352-1363, 2019 10 12.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31495497

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BACKGROUND: No approved therapies exist for neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD), a rare, relapsing, autoimmune, inflammatory disease of the CNS that causes blindness and paralysis. We aimed to assess the efficacy and safety of inebilizumab, an anti-CD19, B cell-depleting antibody, in reducing the risk of attacks and disability in NMOSD. METHODS: We did a multicentre, double-blind, randomised placebo-controlled phase 2/3 study at 99 outpatient specialty clinics or hospitals in 25 countries. Eligible participants were adults (≥18 years old) with a diagnosis of NMOSD, an Expanded Disability Status Scale score of 8·0 or less, and a history of at least one attack requiring rescue therapy in the year before screening or at least two attacks requiring rescue therapy in the 2 years before screening. Participants were randomly allocated (3:1) to 300 mg intravenous inebilizumab or placebo with a central interactive voice response system or interactive web response system and permuted block randomisation. Inebilizumab or placebo was administered on days 1 and 15. Participants, investigators, and all clinical staff were masked to the treatments, and inebilizumab and placebo were indistinguishable in appearance. The primary endpoint was time to onset of an NMOSD attack, as determined by the adjudication committee. Efficacy endpoints were assessed in all randomly allocated patients who received at least one dose of study intervention, and safety endpoints were assessed in the as-treated population. The study is registered with ClinicalTrials.gov, number NCT02200770. FINDINGS: Between Jan 6, 2015, and Sept 24, 2018, 230 participants were randomly assigned to treatment and dosed, with 174 participants receiving inebilizumab and 56 receiving placebo. The randomised controlled period was stopped before complete enrolment, as recommended by the independent data-monitoring committee, because of a clear demonstration of efficacy. 21 (12%) of 174 participants receiving inebilizumab had an attack versus 22 (39%) of 56 participants receiving placebo (hazard ratio 0·272 [95% CI 0·150-0·496]; p<0·0001). Adverse events occurred in 125 (72%) of 174 participants receiving inebilizumab and 41 (73%) of 56 participants receiving placebo. Serious adverse events occurred in eight (5%) of 174 participants receiving inebilizumab and five (9%) of 56 participants receiving placebo. INTERPRETATION: Compared with placebo, inebilizumab reduced the risk of an NMOSD attack. Inebilizumab has potential application as an evidence-based treatment for patients with NMOSD. FUNDING: MedImmune and Viela Bio.


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Anticorpos Monoclonais Humanizados/uso terapêutico , Neuromielite Óptica/tratamento farmacológico , Adolescente , Adulto , Idoso , Método Duplo-Cego , Feminino , Hospitalização , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Neuromielite Óptica/complicações , Estudos Prospectivos , Índice de Gravidade de Doença , Resultado do Tratamento , Adulto Jovem
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Lancet ; 394(10205): 1286-1296, 2019 10 05.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31533907

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Over several decades, studies have described the progression of autoimmune diabetes, from the first appearance of autoantibodies until, and after, the diagnosis of clinical disease with hyperglycaemia and insulin dependence. Despite the improved management of type 1 diabetes with exogenous insulin, most patients do not meet clinical glycaemic goals, and diabetes remains an important medical problem that affects children and adults. Clinical and preclinical studies have suggested strategies to prevent the diagnosis of type 1 diabetes in people at risk, but the outcomes of previous clinical trials have not met their primary endpoints of disease prevention or delay. The results from the TN-10 teplizumab prevention trial show that the diagnosis of type 1 diabetes can be delayed by treatment with a FcR non-binding monoclonal antibody to CD3 in people at high risk for disease. This Series paper discusses how this clinical achievement raises new questions about for whom, and when, immunological strategies might be developed to prevent type 1 diabetes, and how to achieve this goal.


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Diabetes Mellitus Tipo 1/prevenção & controle , Anticorpos Monoclonais Humanizados/uso terapêutico , Diabetes Mellitus Tipo 1/etiologia , Diabetes Mellitus Tipo 1/imunologia , Humanos
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Cochrane Database Syst Rev ; 9: CD013210, 2019 Sep 12.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31513295

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BACKGROUND: Crohn's disease (CD) is a chronic disease of the gut. About 75% of people with CD undergo surgery at least once in their lifetime to induce remission. However, as there is no known cure for the disease, patients usually experience a recurrence even after surgery. Different interventions are routinely used in maintaining postsurgical remission. There is currently no consensus on which treatment is the most effective. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects and harms of interventions for the maintenance of surgically induced remission in Crohn's disease and rank the treatments in order of effectiveness. SEARCH METHODS: We searched the Cochrane IBD Group Specialized Register, CENTRAL, MEDLINE, and Embase from inception to 15 January 2019. We also searched reference lists of relevant articles, abstracts from major gastroenterology meetings, ClinicalTrials.gov, and the WHO ICTRP. There was no restriction on language, date, or publication status. SELECTION CRITERIA: We considered for inclusion randomised controlled trials (RCTs) that compared different interventions used for maintaining surgically induced remission in people with CD who were in postsurgical remission. Participants had to have received maintenance treatment for at least three months. We excluded studies assessing enteral diet, diet manipulation, herbal medicine, and nutritional supplementation. DATA COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS: Two review authors independently selected relevant studies, extracted data, and assessed the risk of bias. Any disagreements were resolved by discussion or by arbitration of a third review author when necessary. We conducted a network meta-analysis (NMA) using a Bayesian approach through Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) simulation. For the pairwise comparisons carried out in Review Manager 5, we calculated risk ratios (RR) with their corresponding 95% confidence intervals (95% CI). For the NMA, we presented hazard ratios (HR) with corresponding 95% credible intervals (95% CrI) and reported ranking probabilities for each intervention. For the NMA, we focused on three main outcomes: clinical relapse, endoscopic relapse, and withdrawals due to adverse events. Data were insufficient to assess time to relapse and histologic relapse. Adverse events and serious adverse events were not sufficiently or objectively reported to permit an NMA. We used CINeMA (Confidence in Network Meta-Analysis) methods to evaluate our confidence in the findings within networks, and GRADE for entire networks. MAIN RESULTS: We included 35 RCTs (3249 participants) in the review. The average age of study participants ranged between 33.6 and 38.8 years. Risk of bias was high in 18 studies, low in four studies, and unclear in 13 studies. Of the 35 included RCTs, 26 studies (2581 participants; 9 interventions) were considered eligible for inclusion in the NMA. The interventions studied included 5-aminosalicylic acid (5-ASA), adalimumab, antibiotics, budesonide, infliximab, probiotics, purine analogues, sulfasalazine, and a combination of sulfasalazine and prednisolone. This resulted in 30 direct contrasts, which informed 102 mixed-treatment contrasts.The evidence for the clinical relapse network (21 studies; 2245 participants) and endoscopic relapse (12 studies; 1128 participants) were of low certainty while the evidence for withdrawal due to adverse events (15 studies; 1498 participants) was of very low certainty. This assessment was due to high risk of bias in most of the studies, inconsistency, and imprecision across networks. We mainly judged individual contrasts as of low or very low certainty, except 5-ASA versus placebo, the evidence for which was judged as of moderate certainty.We ranked the treatments based on effectiveness and the certainty of the evidence. For clinical relapse, the five most highly ranked treatments were adalimumab, infliximab, budesonide, 5-ASA, and purine analogues. We found some evidence that adalimumab (HR 0.11, 95% Crl 0.02 to 0.33; low-certainty evidence) and 5-ASA may reduce the probability of clinical relapse compared to placebo (HR 0.69, 95% Crl 0.53 to 0.87; moderate-certainty evidence). However, budesonide may not be effective in preventing clinical relapse (HR 0.66, 95% CrI 0.27 to 1.34; low-certainty evidence). We are less confident about the effectiveness of infliximab (HR 0.36, 95% CrI 0.02 to 1.74; very low-certainty evidence) and purine analogues (HR 0.75, 95% CrI 0.55 to 1.00; low-certainty evidence). It was unclear whether the other interventions reduced the probability of a clinical relapse, as the certainty of the evidence was very low.Due to high risk of bias and limited data across the network, we are uncertain about the effectiveness of interventions for preventing endoscopic relapse. Whilst there might be some evidence of prevention of endoscopic relapse with adalimumab (HR 0.10, 95% CrI 0.01 to 0.32; low-certainty evidence), no other intervention studied appeared to be effective.Due to high risk of bias and limited data across the network, we are uncertain about the effectiveness of interventions for preventing withdrawal due to adverse events. Withdrawal due to adverse events appeared to be least likely with sulfasalazine (HR 1.96, 95% Crl 0.00 to 8.90; very low-certainty evidence) and most likely with antibiotics (HR 53.92, 95% Crl 0.43 to 259.80; very low-certainty evidence). When considering the network as a whole, two adverse events leading to study withdrawal (i.e. pancreatitis and leukopenia) occurred in more than 1% of participants treated with an intervention. Pancreatitis occurred in 2.8% (11/399) of purine analogue participants compared to 0.17% (2/1210) of all other groups studied. Leukopenia occurred in 2.5% (10/399) of purine analogue participants compared to 0.08% (1/1210) of all other groups studied. AUTHORS' CONCLUSIONS: Due to low-certainty evidence in the networks, we are unable to draw conclusions on which treatment is most effective for preventing clinical relapse and endoscopic relapse. Evidence on the safety of the interventions was inconclusive, however cases of pancreatitis and leukopenia from purine analogues were evident in the studies. Larger trials are needed to further understand the effect of the interventions on endoscopic relapse.


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Anticorpos Monoclonais Humanizados/uso terapêutico , Doença de Crohn/prevenção & controle , Quimioterapia de Manutenção/métodos , Anti-Inflamatórios não Esteroides/uso terapêutico , Antimetabólitos/uso terapêutico , Doença de Crohn/tratamento farmacológico , Doença de Crohn/cirurgia , Humanos , Imunossupressores/uso terapêutico , Meta-Análise em Rede , Ensaios Clínicos Controlados Aleatórios como Assunto , Recidiva , Indução de Remissão , Prevenção Secundária
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Nervenarzt ; 90(10): 1055-1066, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Alemão | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31538208

RESUMO

Myasthenia gravis (MG) is an autoimmune disorder caused by antibodies against acetylcholine receptors (AChR) or other structural proteins of the neuromuscular junction. This diminishes cholinergic transmission, thus leading to exercise-induced fatigue and sometimes manifest muscle weakness, including the bulbar and ocular musculature. Whereas ocular MG is as a rule initially symptomatically treated with acetylcholine esterase inhibitors, generalized MG requires long-term immunosuppression. The thymus plays a particular role in the pathophysiology of AChR antibody-positive MG, which can also manifest as a paraneoplastic disorder in the context of a thymoma. This article reviews the basic and advanced treatment options of the different disease subtypes including plasma exchange and immunoglobulins for treatment in a myasthenic crisis. Recently, clinical approval of eculizumab, a complement inhibitor, enriched the pharmacological armamentarium for AChR antibody-positive MG patients not appropriately responding to immunosuppression alone.


Assuntos
Miastenia Gravis , Anticorpos Monoclonais Humanizados/uso terapêutico , Humanos , Imunoglobulinas/uso terapêutico , Imunossupressão , Miastenia Gravis/imunologia , Miastenia Gravis/terapia , Troca Plasmática , Timo/imunologia , Timo/patologia
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