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BMC Infect Dis ; 20(1): 723, 2020 Oct 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33008327

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BACKGROUND: The global pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) infection is ongoing and associated with high mortality. The aim of this study was to investigate the efficacy and safety of subcutaneous injection of interferon alpha-2b (IFN alpha-2b) combined with lopinavir/ritonavir (LPV/r) in the treatment of COVID-19 infection, compared with that of using LPV/r alone. METHODS: Patients diagnosed with laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 infection in Wuhan Red Cross hospital during the period from January 23, 2020 to March 19, 2020 were included. The length of stay, the time to viral clearance and adverse reactions during hospitalization were compared between patients using oral LPV/r and combined therapy of LPV/r and subcutaneous injection of IFN alpha-2b. RESULTS: A total of 22 patients were treated with LPV/r alone and 19 with combined therapy with subcutaneous injection of IFN alpha-2b. The average length of hospitalization in the combination group was shorter than that of LPV/r group (16 ± 9.7 vs 23 ± 10.5 days; P = 0.028). Moreover, the days of hospitalization in early intervention group decreased from 25 ± 8.5 days to 10 ± 2.9 days compared with delayed intervention group (P = 0.001). Combined therapy with IFN alpha-2b also significantly reduced the duration of detectable virus in the upper respiratory tract. No patient in each group was transferred to intensive care unit (ICU) or died during the treatment. There was no significant difference in the adverse effect composition between two groups. CONCLUSIONS: Subcutaneous injection of IFN alpha-2b combined with LPV/r shortened the length of hospitalization and accelerated viral clearance in COVID-19 patients, which deserves further investigation in clinical practice.


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Betacoronavirus , Infecções por Coronavirus/tratamento farmacológico , Interferon alfa-2/uso terapêutico , Pneumonia Viral/tratamento farmacológico , Idoso , Combinação de Medicamentos , Feminino , Humanos , Injeções Subcutâneas , Interferon alfa-2/administração & dosagem , Lopinavir/uso terapêutico , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Pandemias , Ritonavir/uso terapêutico
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Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33040502

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Objective:To observe the secondary prevention efficacy of subcutaneous immunotherapy in children with allergic rhinitis(AR) and cough variant asthma(CVA) and to analyze its effect on the levels of serum sIgG4, IL-27 and IL-33. Method:The clinical data of 112 children aged 5-12 years with AR and CVA were retrospectively analyzed and divided into control group(52 cases) and SCIT group(60 cases). The patients were followed up for 3 years. The control group was received symptomatic treatment only, and the SCIT group was received SCIT on the basis of the control group. The numbers of cases of the two groups of children who produced new allergens and developed CA were analyze during the 3-year treatment. Changes in serum sIgG4, IL-27, IL-33 levels, TNSS, DCSS, NCSS, TRMS, TCMS, VAS score, and FEV1% before and after treatment were analyzed. Result:During the treatment, 4 patients(6.67%) in the SCIT group produced the new allergen, and 20 patients(38.46%) in the control group(χ²=16.73, P<0.05). There were only 3 cases(5.00%) in the SCIT group, which developed into CA, while 15 cases(28.85%) in the control group. The difference between the groups was statistically significant(χ²=11.74, P<0.05). Compared with baseline, serum levels of sIgG4 and IL-27 in both groups were significantly increased after 3 years of treatment(P<0.05), while serum levels of IL-33 were significantly decreased(P<0.05). After 3 years of treatment, serum levels of sIgG4 and IL-27 in the SCIT group were significantly higher than those in the control group, and serum levels of IL-33 were significantly lower than those in the control group(P<0.05). Compared with baseline, TNSS, DCSS, NCSS, TRMS, TCMS, VAS, and FEV1% in both groups were significantly improved at 1, 2, and 3 years of treatment(P<0.05). There was no significant difference in TNSS, DCSS, NCSS, TRMS, TCMS, VAS and FEV1% between the two groups at baseline(P>0.05), while after 1, 2 and 3 years of treatment the above indicators in the SCIT group were significantly better than those in the control group(P<0.05). Conclusion:SCIT treatment can prevent AR with CVA patients from producing new allergens and developing into CA, and improve serum sIgG4 and IL-27 and IL-33 levels.


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Asma , Interleucina-27 , Rinite Alérgica , Asma/terapia , Criança , Pré-Escolar , Tosse , Humanos , Imunoterapia , Injeções Subcutâneas , Interleucina-33 , Estudos Retrospectivos , Rinite Alérgica/terapia , Prevenção Secundária
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Isr Med Assoc J ; 9(22): 491-497, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32954695

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BACKGROUND: Tocilizumab is an interleukin 6 (IL-6) receptor antagonist used treat moderate to severe active rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Both intravenous (IV) and subcutaneous (SC) routes are approved for the treatment of adults with RA. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate SC tocilizumab in a real-life clinical setting. METHODS: Our study was a multi-center, open-label, single-arm study. Participants were adults with a diagnosis of active RA, previously treated with disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs), with or without biologic agents. Participants received a weekly SC injection of tocilizumab 162 mg as monotherapy or in combination with methotrexate or DMARDs for 24 weeks. Efficacy, safety, and immunogenicity were assessed. RESULTS: Treatment of 100 patients over 24 weeks resulted in improvement in all efficacy parameters assessed: Clinical Disease Activity Index, Disease Activity Score using 28 joint counts and erythrocyte sedimentation rate, American College of Rheumatology response scores, Simplified Disease Activity Index, tender and swollen joint counts, and patient-reported outcomes including fatigue, global assessment of disease activity, pain, and Health Assessment Quality of Life Disease Index. Improvement was achieved as early as the second week of treatment. There were 473 adverse events (AEs)/100 patient-years (PY) and 16.66 serious AEs/100 PY. The most common AEs were neutropenia (12%), leukopenia (11%), and increased hepatic enzymes (11%). Of a total of 42 PY, the rates of serious infections and AEs leading to discontinuation were 4.8, and 11.9 events/100 PY, respectively. CONCLUSIONS: The safety, tolerability, and efficacy profile of tocilizumab SC were comparable to those reported in other studies evaluating the IV and SC routes of administration.


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Anticorpos Monoclonais Humanizados/administração & dosagem , Antirreumáticos/administração & dosagem , Artrite Reumatoide/tratamento farmacológico , Qualidade de Vida , Adulto , Idoso , Anticorpos Monoclonais Humanizados/efeitos adversos , Antirreumáticos/efeitos adversos , Artrite Reumatoide/fisiopatologia , Quimioterapia Combinada , Feminino , Humanos , Injeções Subcutâneas , Masculino , Metotrexato/administração & dosagem , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Índice de Gravidade de Doença , Resultado do Tratamento
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N Engl J Med ; 383(13): 1242-1247, 2020 09 24.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32877578

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Hereditary angioedema is characterized by recurrent and unpredictable episodes of subcutaneous and mucosal swelling that can be life threatening. IONIS-PKK-LRx is a ligand-conjugated antisense oligonucleotide designed for receptor-mediated delivery to hepatocytes. In a compassionate-use pilot study, two patients with severe bradykinin-mediated angioedema were initially administered weekly subcutaneous injections of the unconjugated parent drug, IONIS-PKKRx, for 12 to 16 weeks, after which they received IONIS-PKK-LRx at a dose of 80 mg every 3 to 4 weeks for 7 to 8 months. Treatment was accompanied by a reduction in the angioedema attack rate. (Funded by Amsterdam UMC.).


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Angioedemas Hereditários/tratamento farmacológico , Oligonucleotídeos Antissenso/uso terapêutico , Pré-Calicreína/antagonistas & inibidores , Adulto , Angioedemas Hereditários/metabolismo , Bradicinina/metabolismo , Ensaios de Uso Compassivo , Feminino , Humanos , Injeções Subcutâneas , Oligonucleotídeos Antissenso/administração & dosagem , Projetos Piloto , Pré-Calicreína/metabolismo
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Am Heart J ; 228: 81-90, 2020 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32866928

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Recurrent pericarditis (RP) occurs in 15% to 30% of patients following a first episode, despite standard treatment with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, colchicine, and corticosteroids; many patients become dependent on corticosteroids. Rilonacept (KPL-914), an interleukin-1α and ß inhibitor, is in development for the treatment of RP. RHAPSODY, a double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized-withdrawal (RW) pivotal Phase 3 trial (NCT03737110), enrolls patients 12 years or older presenting with at least a third pericarditis episode, pericarditis pain score ≥4 (11-point numeric rating scale [NRS]), and C-reactive protein ≥1 mg/dL at screening. After a subcutaneous loading dose (adults, 320 mg; children, 4.4 mg/kg), all patients receive blinded weekly subcutaneous rilonacept (adults, 160 mg; children, 2.2 mg/kg) during the run-in period. Patients must taper and discontinue concomitant pericarditis medications during the blinded run-in period and achieve clinical response (C-reactive protein ≤0.5 mg/dL and weekly average NRS ≤2.0 during the 7 days prior to and including the day of randomization) by end of the run-in (while on rilonacept monotherapy) to be randomized to either continued rilonacept or placebo in the RW period. Primary efficacy end point was time to adjudicated pericarditis recurrence during the RW period; secondary efficacy end points were proportion of patients maintaining clinical response, percentage of days with NRS ≤2, and percentage of patients with no-to-minimal pericarditis symptoms at week 16 of the RW period. Safety evaluations include adverse event monitoring, physical examinations, and laboratory tests. The RHAPSODY trial will evaluate the efficacy and safety of rilonacept in the treatment of RP to improve outcomes and patient health-related quality of life.


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Monitoramento de Medicamentos/métodos , Pericardite , Qualidade de Vida , Proteínas Recombinantes de Fusão , Prevenção Secundária/métodos , Adolescente , Adulto , Anti-Inflamatórios/administração & dosagem , Anti-Inflamatórios/efeitos adversos , Ensaios Clínicos Fase III como Assunto , Método Duplo-Cego , Esquema de Medicação , Feminino , Humanos , Injeções Subcutâneas , Interleucina-1alfa/antagonistas & inibidores , Interleucina-1beta/antagonistas & inibidores , Masculino , Pericardite/diagnóstico , Pericardite/tratamento farmacológico , Pericardite/fisiopatologia , Pericardite/psicologia , Ensaios Clínicos Controlados Aleatórios como Assunto , Proteínas Recombinantes de Fusão/administração & dosagem , Proteínas Recombinantes de Fusão/efeitos adversos
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Lancet ; 396(10252): 684-692, 2020 09 05.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32891212

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BACKGROUND: There are no effective therapies for achondroplasia. An open-label study suggested that vosoritide administration might increase growth velocity in children with achondroplasia. This phase 3 trial was designed to further assess these preliminary findings. METHODS: This randomised, double-blind, phase 3, placebo-controlled, multicentre trial compared once-daily subcutaneous administration of vosoritide with placebo in children with achondroplasia. The trial was done in hospitals at 24 sites in seven countries (Australia, Germany, Japan, Spain, Turkey, the USA, and the UK). Eligible patients had a clinical diagnosis of achondroplasia, were ambulatory, had participated for 6 months in a baseline growth study and were aged 5 to less than 18 years at enrolment. Randomisation was done by means of a voice or web-response system, stratified according to sex and Tanner stage. Participants, investigators, and trial sponsor were masked to group assignment. Participants received either vosoritide 15·0 µg/kg or placebo, as allocated, for the duration of the 52-week treatment period administered by daily subcutaneous injections in their homes by trained caregivers. The primary endpoint was change from baseline in mean annualised growth velocity at 52 weeks in treated patients as compared with controls. All randomly assigned patients were included in the efficacy analyses (n=121). All patients who received one dose of vosoritide or placebo (n=121) were included in the safety analyses. The trial is complete and is registered, with EudraCT, number, 2015-003836-11. FINDINGS: All participants were recruited from Dec 12, 2016, to Nov 7, 2018, with 60 assigned to receive vosoritide and 61 to receive placebo. Of 124 patients screened for eligibility, 121 patients were randomly assigned, and 119 patients completed the 52-week trial. The adjusted mean difference in annualised growth velocity between patients in the vosoritide group and placebo group was 1·57 cm/year in favour of vosoritide (95% CI [1·22-1·93]; two-sided p<0·0001). A total of 119 patients had at least one adverse event; vosoritide group, 59 (98%), and placebo group, 60 (98%). None of the serious adverse events were considered to be treatment related and no deaths occurred. INTERPRETATION: Vosoritide is an effective treatment to increase growth in children with achondroplasia. It is not known whether final adult height will be increased, or what the harms of long-term therapy might be. FUNDING: BioMarin Pharmaceutical.


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Acondroplasia/tratamento farmacológico , Peptídeo Natriurético Tipo C/análogos & derivados , Osteogênese , Absorciometria de Fóton , Acondroplasia/sangue , Adolescente , Biomarcadores/sangue , Estatura , Densidade Óssea , Criança , Pré-Escolar , Colágeno Tipo X/sangue , Método Duplo-Cego , Feminino , Humanos , Reação no Local da Injeção , Injeções Subcutâneas , Masculino , Peptídeo Natriurético Tipo C/uso terapêutico
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N Engl J Med ; 383(6): 546-557, 2020 08 06.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32757523

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BACKGROUND: Ofatumumab, a subcutaneous anti-CD20 monoclonal antibody, selectively depletes B cells. Teriflunomide, an oral inhibitor of pyrimidine synthesis, reduces T-cell and B-cell activation. The relative effects of these two drugs in patients with multiple sclerosis are not known. METHODS: In two double-blind, double-dummy, phase 3 trials, we randomly assigned patients with relapsing multiple sclerosis to receive subcutaneous ofatumumab (20 mg every 4 weeks after 20-mg loading doses at days 1, 7, and 14) or oral teriflunomide (14 mg daily) for up to 30 months. The primary end point was the annualized relapse rate. Secondary end points included disability worsening confirmed at 3 months or 6 months, disability improvement confirmed at 6 months, the number of gadolinium-enhancing lesions per T1-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan, the annualized rate of new or enlarging lesions on T2-weighted MRI, serum neurofilament light chain levels at month 3, and change in brain volume. RESULTS: Overall, 946 patients were assigned to receive ofatumumab and 936 to receive teriflunomide; the median follow-up was 1.6 years. The annualized relapse rates in the ofatumumab and teriflunomide groups were 0.11 and 0.22, respectively, in trial 1 (difference, -0.11; 95% confidence interval [CI], -0.16 to -0.06; P<0.001) and 0.10 and 0.25 in trial 2 (difference, -0.15; 95% CI, -0.20 to -0.09; P<0.001). In the pooled trials, the percentage of patients with disability worsening confirmed at 3 months was 10.9% with ofatumumab and 15.0% with teriflunomide (hazard ratio, 0.66; P = 0.002); the percentage with disability worsening confirmed at 6 months was 8.1% and 12.0%, respectively (hazard ratio, 0.68; P = 0.01); and the percentage with disability improvement confirmed at 6 months was 11.0% and 8.1% (hazard ratio, 1.35; P = 0.09). The number of gadolinium-enhancing lesions per T1-weighted MRI scan, the annualized rate of lesions on T2-weighted MRI, and serum neurofilament light chain levels, but not the change in brain volume, were in the same direction as the primary end point. Injection-related reactions occurred in 20.2% in the ofatumumab group and in 15.0% in the teriflunomide group (placebo injections). Serious infections occurred in 2.5% and 1.8% of the patients in the respective groups. CONCLUSIONS: Among patients with multiple sclerosis, ofatumumab was associated with lower annualized relapse rates than teriflunomide. (Funded by Novartis; ASCLEPIOS I and II ClinicalTrials.gov numbers, NCT02792218 and NCT02792231.).


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Anticorpos Monoclonais Humanizados/uso terapêutico , Crotonatos/uso terapêutico , Injeções Subcutâneas/efeitos adversos , Esclerose Múltipla Recidivante-Remitente/tratamento farmacológico , Toluidinas/uso terapêutico , Adulto , Anticorpos Monoclonais Humanizados/efeitos adversos , Linfócitos B , Encéfalo/patologia , Crotonatos/efeitos adversos , Progressão da Doença , Método Duplo-Cego , Feminino , Humanos , Estimativa de Kaplan-Meier , Imagem por Ressonância Magnética , Masculino , Esclerose Múltipla Recidivante-Remitente/patologia , Linfócitos T , Toluidinas/efeitos adversos
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N Engl J Med ; 383(9): 836-845, 2020 08 27.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32846062

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BACKGROUND: A closed-loop system of insulin delivery (also called an artificial pancreas) may improve glycemic outcomes in children with type 1 diabetes. METHODS: In a 16-week, multicenter, randomized, open-label, parallel-group trial, we assigned, in a 3:1 ratio, children 6 to 13 years of age who had type 1 diabetes to receive treatment with the use of either a closed-loop system of insulin delivery (closed-loop group) or a sensor-augmented insulin pump (control group). The primary outcome was the percentage of time that the glucose level was in the target range of 70 to 180 mg per deciliter, as measured by continuous glucose monitoring. RESULTS: A total of 101 children underwent randomization (78 to the closed-loop group and 23 to the control group); the glycated hemoglobin levels at baseline ranged from 5.7 to 10.1%. The mean (±SD) percentage of time that the glucose level was in the target range of 70 to 180 mg per deciliter increased from 53±17% at baseline to 67±10% (the mean over 16 weeks of treatment) in the closed-loop group and from 51±16% to 55±13% in the control group (mean adjusted difference, 11 percentage points [equivalent to 2.6 hours per day]; 95% confidence interval, 7 to 14; P<0.001). In both groups, the median percentage of time that the glucose level was below 70 mg per deciliter was low (1.6% in the closed-loop group and 1.8% in the control group). In the closed-loop group, the median percentage of time that the system was in the closed-loop mode was 93% (interquartile range, 91 to 95). No episodes of diabetic ketoacidosis or severe hypoglycemia occurred in either group. CONCLUSIONS: In this 16-week trial involving children with type 1 diabetes, the glucose level was in the target range for a greater percentage of time with the use of a closed-loop system than with the use of a sensor-augmented insulin pump. (Funded by Tandem Diabetes Care and the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases; ClinicalTrials.gov number, NCT03844789.).


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Diabetes Mellitus Tipo 1/tratamento farmacológico , Hipoglicemiantes/administração & dosagem , Bombas de Infusão Implantáveis , Sistemas de Infusão de Insulina , Insulina/administração & dosagem , Adolescente , Glicemia/análise , Criança , Diabetes Mellitus Tipo 1/sangue , Cetoacidose Diabética/etiologia , Feminino , Hemoglobina A Glicada/análise , Humanos , Hipoglicemia/induzido quimicamente , Hipoglicemiantes/efeitos adversos , Injeções Subcutâneas , Insulina/efeitos adversos , Sistemas de Infusão de Insulina/efeitos adversos , Masculino , Pâncreas Artificial
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Ann Hematol ; 99(10): 2215-2229, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32856140

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The B cell surface antigen CD19 is a target for treating B cell malignancies, such as B cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia and B cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma. The BiTE® immuno-oncology platform includes blinatumomab, which is approved for relapsed/refractory B cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia and B cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia with minimal residual disease. Blinatumomab is also being evaluated in combination with other agents (tyrosine kinase inhibitors, checkpoint inhibitors, and chemotherapy) in various treatment settings, including frontline protocols. An extended half-life BiTE molecule is also under investigation. Patients receiving blinatumomab may experience cytokine release syndrome and neurotoxicity; however, these events may be less frequent and severe than in patients receiving other CD19-targeted immunotherapies, such as chimeric antigen receptor T cell therapy. We review BiTE technology for treating malignancies that express CD19, analyzing the benefits and limitations of this bispecific T cell engager platform from clinical experience with blinatumomab.


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Anticorpos Biespecíficos/uso terapêutico , Antígenos CD19/imunologia , Antígenos de Neoplasias/imunologia , Antineoplásicos Imunológicos/uso terapêutico , Subpopulações de Linfócitos B/imunologia , Linfoma de Células B/terapia , Leucemia-Linfoma Linfoblástico de Células Precursoras B/terapia , Adolescente , Corticosteroides/uso terapêutico , Adulto , Anticorpos Biespecíficos/administração & dosagem , Anticorpos Biespecíficos/efeitos adversos , Anticorpos Biespecíficos/economia , Antineoplásicos Imunológicos/administração & dosagem , Antineoplásicos Imunológicos/efeitos adversos , Antineoplásicos Imunológicos/economia , Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica/uso terapêutico , Criança , Ensaios Clínicos como Assunto , Terapia Combinada , Análise Custo-Benefício , Síndrome da Liberação de Citocina/etiologia , Síndrome da Liberação de Citocina/prevenção & controle , Custos de Medicamentos , Humanos , Imunoterapia Adotiva/efeitos adversos , Imunoterapia Adotiva/economia , Infusões Intravenosas , Injeções Subcutâneas , Linfoma de Células B/tratamento farmacológico , Linfoma de Células B/imunologia , Neoplasia Residual , Leucemia-Linfoma Linfoblástico de Células Precursoras B/tratamento farmacológico , Leucemia-Linfoma Linfoblástico de Células Precursoras B/imunologia , Leucemia-Linfoma Linfoblástico de Células Precursoras B/patologia , Pré-Medicação , Qualidade de Vida , Subpopulações de Linfócitos T/imunologia , Resultado do Tratamento , Carga Tumoral , Evasão Tumoral
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Lancet ; 396(10246): 267-276, 2020 07 25.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32711802

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BACKGROUND: Patients with inflammatory diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, often receive glucocorticoids, but long-term use can produce adverse effects. Evidence from randomised controlled trials to guide tapering of oral glucocorticoids is scarce. We investigated a scheme for tapering oral glucocorticoids compared with continuing low-dose oral glucocorticoids in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. METHODS: The Steroid EliMination In Rheumatoid Arthritis (SEMIRA) trial was a double-blind, multicentre, two parallel-arm, randomised controlled trial done at 39 centres from six countries (France, Germany, Italy, Russia, Serbia, and Tunisia). Adult patients with rheumatoid arthritis receiving tocilizumab and glucocorticoids 5-15 mg per day for 24 weeks or more were eligible for inclusion if they had received prednisone 5 mg per day for 4 weeks or more and had stable low disease activaity, confirmed by a Disease Activity Score for 28 joints-erythrocyte sedimentation rate (DAS28-ESR) of 3·2 or less 4-6 weeks before and on the day of randomisation. Patients were randomly assigned 1:1 to either continue masked prednisone 5 mg per day for 24 weeks or to taper masked prednisone reaching 0 mg per day at week 16. All patients received tocilizumab (162 mg subcutaneously every week or 8 mg/kg intravenously every 4 weeks) with or without csDMARDs maintained at stable doses during the entire 24-week study. The primary outcome was the difference in mean DAS28-ESR change from baseline to week 24, with a difference of more than 0·6 defined as clinically relevant between the continued-prednisone group and the tapered-prednisone group. The trial is registered with ClinicalTrials.gov, NCT02573012. FINDINGS: Between Oct 21, 2015, and June 9, 2017, 421 patients were screened and 259 (200 [77%] women and 59 [23%] men) were recruited onto the trial. In all 128 patients assigned to the continued-prednisone regimen, disease activity control was superior to that in all 131 patients assigned to the tapered-prednisone regimen; the estimated mean change in DAS28-ESR from baseline to week 24 was 0·54 (95% CI 0·35-0·73) with tapered prednisone and -0·08 (-0·27 to 0·12) with continued prednisone (difference 0·61 [0·35-0·88]; p<0·0001), favouring continuing prednisone 5 mg per day for 24 weeks. Treatment was regarded as successful (defined as low disease activity at week 24, plus absence of rheumatoid arthritis flare for 24 weeks and no confirmed adrenal insufficiency) in 99 (77%) patients in the continued-prednisone group versus 85 (65%) patients in the tapered-prednisone group (relative risk 0·83; 95% CI 0·71-0·97). Serious adverse events occurred in seven (5%) patients in the tapered-prednisone group and four (3%) patients in the continued-prednisone group; no patients had symptomatic adrenal insufficiency. INTERPRETATION: In patients who achieved low disease activity with tocilizumab and at least 24 weeks of glucocorticoid treatment, continuing glucocorticoids at 5 mg per day for 24 weeks provided safe and better disease control than tapering glucocorticoids, although two-thirds of patients were able to safely taper their glucocorticoid dose. FUNDING: F Hoffmann-La Roche.


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Artrite Reumatoide/tratamento farmacológico , Glucocorticoides/uso terapêutico , Prednisona/uso terapêutico , Indução de Remissão/métodos , Administração Intravenosa , Administração Oral , Adulto , Idoso , Anticorpos Monoclonais Humanizados/administração & dosagem , Anticorpos Monoclonais Humanizados/uso terapêutico , Artrite Reumatoide/etnologia , Método Duplo-Cego , Esquema de Medicação , Quimioterapia Combinada , Feminino , França/epidemiologia , Alemanha/epidemiologia , Glucocorticoides/administração & dosagem , Glucocorticoides/efeitos adversos , Humanos , Injeções Subcutâneas , Itália/epidemiologia , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Avaliação de Resultados em Cuidados de Saúde , Prednisona/administração & dosagem , Prednisona/efeitos adversos , Federação Russa/epidemiologia , Sérvia/epidemiologia , Tunísia/epidemiologia
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N Engl J Med ; 383(2): 141-150, 2020 07 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32640132

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BACKGROUND: Nemolizumab is a subcutaneously administered humanized monoclonal antibody against interleukin-31 receptor A, which is involved in pruritus and inflammation in atopic dermatitis. In phase 2 studies, nemolizumab lessened the severity of atopic dermatitis. METHODS: In a 16-week, double-blind, phase 3 trial, we randomly assigned Japanese patients with atopic dermatitis and moderate-to-severe pruritus and an inadequate response to topical agents in a 2:1 ratio to receive subcutaneous nemolizumab (60 mg) or placebo every 4 weeks until week 16, with concomitant topical agents. The primary end point was the mean percent change in the visual-analogue scale (VAS) score for pruritus (range, 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating worse pruritus) from baseline to week 16. Secondary end points included the time course of change in the VAS score for pruritus up to week 4, the change in the Eczema Area and Severity Index (EASI) score (range, 0 to 72, with higher scores indicating greater severity), a score of 4 or less on the Dermatology Life Quality Index (DLQI; range, 0 to 30, with higher scores indicating a greater effect on daily life), a score of 7 or less on the Insomnia Severity Index (ISI; range, 0 to 28, with higher scores indicating greater severity), and safety. RESULTS: A total of 143 patients were randomly assigned to receive nemolizumab and 72 to receive placebo. The median VAS score for pruritus at baseline was 75. At week 16, the mean percent change in the VAS score was -42.8% in the nemolizumab group and -21.4% in the placebo group (difference, -21.5 percentage points; 95% confidence interval, -30.2 to -12.7; P<0.001). The mean percent change in the EASI score was -45.9% with nemolizumab and -33.2% with placebo. The percentage of patients with a DLQI score of 4 or less was 40% in the nemolizumab group and 22% in the placebo group; the percentage of patients with an ISI score of 7 or less was 55% and 21%, respectively. The incidence of injection-related reactions was 8% with nemolizumab and 3% with placebo. CONCLUSIONS: In this 16-week trial, the use of subcutaneous nemolizumab in addition to topical agents for atopic dermatitis resulted in a greater reduction in pruritus than placebo plus topical agents. The incidence of injection-site reactions was greater with nemolizumab than with placebo. Longer and larger trials are necessary to determine whether nemolizumab has a durable effect and is safe for atopic dermatitis. (Funded by Maruho; JapicCTI number, 173740.).


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Anticorpos Monoclonais Humanizados/administração & dosagem , Inibidores de Calcineurina/administração & dosagem , Dermatite Atópica/tratamento farmacológico , Glucocorticoides/administração & dosagem , Antagonistas dos Receptores Histamínicos/uso terapêutico , Prurido/tratamento farmacológico , Administração Tópica , Adolescente , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Anticorpos Monoclonais Humanizados/efeitos adversos , Dermatite Atópica/induzido quimicamente , Dermatite Atópica/complicações , Método Duplo-Cego , Quimioterapia Combinada , Feminino , Humanos , Injeções Subcutâneas/efeitos adversos , Análise de Intenção de Tratamento , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Prurido/etiologia , Escala Visual Analógica , Adulto Jovem
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Expert Opin Pharmacother ; 21(14): 1659-1665, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32640853

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INTRODUCTION: Heterogeneity of symptoms and individual variability of progression characterizes Parkinson's disease. Unmet therapeutic needs include a cure, disease modification, and improvement of available marketed dopamine-substituting compounds. Personalized treatment, tailored to the patients' needs and symptoms, aims to ameliorate impaired motor behavior and non-motor features. Injection or infusion of apomorphine is a therapeutic option for more advanced patients with severe levodopa associated motor complications. AREAS COVERED: This narrative review summarizes the subcutaneous administration, efficacy, and side effects of the non-ergot derivative dopamine agonist apomorphine following a non-systematic literature research. EXPERT OPINION: Subcutaneous apomorphine hydrochloride application rapidly terminates intervals with severe motor impairment with bolus injections. Oscillation of motor behavior well responds to continuous apomorphine infusions. Long-term application of the commercially available apomorphine hydrochloride solution sooner or later affects skin and oral mucosa. Onset of skin nodules associated with subcutaneous tissue inflammation probably results from the antioxidant preservative sodium metabisulfite in the apomorphine solution. Addition of another better tolerated and safer antioxidant instead of sodium metabisulphite or use of an already available concentrated apomorphine-free base formulation will enhance its future use, its tolerability, safety, and acceptance of subcutaneous and sublingual application.


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Antiparkinsonianos/administração & dosagem , Apomorfina/administração & dosagem , Agonistas de Dopamina/administração & dosagem , Doença de Parkinson/tratamento farmacológico , Antiparkinsonianos/efeitos adversos , Antiparkinsonianos/uso terapêutico , Apomorfina/efeitos adversos , Apomorfina/uso terapêutico , Progressão da Doença , Agonistas de Dopamina/efeitos adversos , Agonistas de Dopamina/uso terapêutico , Humanos , Reação no Local da Injeção , Injeções Subcutâneas , Levodopa/administração & dosagem , Levodopa/efeitos adversos , Levodopa/uso terapêutico , Tela Subcutânea/efeitos dos fármacos , Tela Subcutânea/imunologia
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Lancet ; 395(10242): 1998-2007, 2020 06 27.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32534628

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BACKGROUND: In animal models, immunity to mosquito salivary proteins protects animals against mosquito-borne disease. These findings provide a rationale to vaccinate against mosquito saliva instead of the pathogen itself. To our knowledge, no vector salivary protein-based vaccine has been tested for safety and immunogenicity in humans. We aimed to assess the safety and immunogenicity of Anopheles gambiae saliva vaccine (AGS-v), a peptide-based vaccine derived from four A gambiae salivary proteins, in humans. METHODS: In this randomised, placebo-controlled, double-blind, phase 1 trial, participants were enrolled at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center in Bethesda, MD, USA. Participants were eligible if they were healthy adults, aged 18-50 years with no history of severe allergic reactions to mosquito bites. Participants were randomly assigned (1:1:1), using block randomisation and a computer-generated randomisation sequence, to treatment with either 200 nmol of AGS-v vaccine alone, 200 nmol of AGS-v with adjuvant (Montanide ISA 51), or sterile water as placebo. Participants and clinicians were masked to treatment assignment. Participants were given a subcutaneous injection of their allocated treatment at day 0 and day 21, followed by exposure to feeding by an uninfected Aedes aegypti mosquito at day 42 to assess subsequent risk to mosquito bites in a controlled setting. The primary endpoints were safety and immunogenicity at day 42 after the first immunisation. Participants who were given at least one dose of assigned treatment were assessed for the primary endpoints and analysis was by intention to treat. The trial was registered with ClinicalTrials.gov, NCT03055000, and is closed for accrual. FINDINGS: Between Feb 15 and Sept 10, 2017, we enrolled and randomly assigned 49 healthy adult participants to the adjuvanted vaccine (n=17), vaccine alone (n=16), or placebo group (n=16). Five participants did not complete the two-injection regimen with mosquito feeding at day 42, but were included in the safety analyses. No systemic safety concerns were identified; however, one participant in the adjuvanted vaccine group developed a grade 3 erythematous rash at the injection site. Pain, swelling, erythema, and itching were the most commonly reported local symptoms and were significantly increased in the adjuvanted vaccine group compared with both other treatment groups (nine [53%] of 17 participants in the adjuvanted vaccine group, two [13%] of 16 in the vaccine only group, and one [6%] of 16 in the placebo group; p=0·004). By day 42, participants who were given the adjuvanted vaccine had a significant increase in vaccine-specific total IgG antibodies compared with at baseline than did participants who were give vaccine only (absolute difference of log10-fold change of 0·64 [95% CI 0·39 to 0·89]; p=0·0002) and who were given placebo (0·62 [0·34 to 0·91]; p=0·0001). We saw a significant increase in IFN-γ production by peripheral blood mononuclear cells at day 42 in the adjuvanted vaccine group compared with in the placebo group (absolute difference of log10 ratio of vaccine peptide-stimulated vs negative control 0·17 [95% CI 0·061 to 0·27]; p=0·009) but we saw no difference between the IFN-γ production in the vaccine only group compared with the placebo group (0·022 [-0·072 to 0·116]; p=0·63). INTERPRETATION: AGS-v was well tolerated, and, when adjuvanted, immunogenic. These findings suggest that vector-targeted vaccine administration in humans is safe and could be a viable option for the increasing burden of vector-borne disease. FUNDING: Office of the Director and the Division of Intramural Research at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and National Institutes of Health.


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Adjuvantes Imunológicos/administração & dosagem , Transmissão de Doença Infecciosa/prevenção & controle , Imunogenicidade da Vacina/imunologia , Saliva/imunologia , Adjuvantes Imunológicos/efeitos adversos , Adulto , Animais , Anopheles/imunologia , Anopheles/metabolismo , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Método Duplo-Cego , Feminino , Humanos , Imunoglobulina G/imunologia , Injeções Subcutâneas/métodos , Leucócitos Mononucleares/imunologia , Masculino , Modelos Animais , Mosquitos Vetores/imunologia , Mosquitos Vetores/metabolismo , Placebos/administração & dosagem , Segurança , Vacinação/efeitos adversos , Vacinação/métodos
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An Bras Dermatol ; 95(4): 511-513, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32522448

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The incidence of nontuberculous mycobacterial infections is increasing worldwide; by 2017, more than 190 species and subspecies have been documented. Although classically associated with immunosuppression, the recognition of these etiological agents in diseases affecting immunocompetent individuals and in healthcare-associated infections, such as after surgical and cosmetic procedures, makes the study of the epidemiology and pathogenesis of these microorganisms relevant in medical practice. Mycobacterium lentiflavum is slow-growing and rarely affects the skin. A case of cutaneous mycobacteriosis caused by M. lentiflavum is reported in an immunocompetent patient after subcutaneous injection of a lipolytic compound, treated with clarithromycin and levofloxacin.


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Infecções por Mycobacterium não Tuberculosas , Mycobacterium , Dermatopatias Bacterianas , Antibacterianos , Humanos , Injeções Subcutâneas , Micobactérias não Tuberculosas
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Plast Reconstr Surg ; 146(1): 41-51, 2020 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32590640

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BACKGROUND: Nonsurgical rhinoplasty using filler injections has become a common procedure in cosmetic practices. This is offered to patients that prefer a temporary outcome or would like to avoid general anesthesia. In addition, it can be used in postrhinoplasty patients to correct nasal deformities or irregularities. This systematic review highlights common filler types and injection techniques, and associated patient satisfaction and complications to further guide practitioners. METHODS: A systematic review was performed using keywords and Medical Subject Headings search terms. PubMed, EmBase, the Cochrane Library, and Scopus were searched using the appropriate search terms. Data collected from each study included patient satisfaction and complications, in addition to injection material, location, and technique. RESULTS: Four thousand six hundred thirty-two studies were found based on search criteria. After full-text screening for inclusion and exclusion criteria, 23 studies were included. A total of 1600 patients underwent nonsurgical rhinoplasty, most commonly with hyaluronic acid (73.38 percent), followed by calcium hydroxyapatite (12.44 percent). Nearly 95 percent of patients were satisfied with results, and there were only 26 relatively minor complications reported. There were no reports of vascular complications such as skin necrosis or visual compromise. CONCLUSIONS: Based on the authors' review of the literature, nonsurgical rhinoplasty is an effective temporary alternative to traditional augmentation rhinoplasty for corrections of nasal shape with a high degree of patient satisfaction. Complications may be underreported, and thus further investigation is needed to better understand the true incidence of major complications related to vascular compromise.


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Preenchedores Dérmicos/uso terapêutico , Rinoplastia/métodos , Materiais Biocompatíveis/administração & dosagem , Humanos , Injeções Subcutâneas/métodos , Satisfação do Paciente
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N Engl J Med ; 382(24): 2289-2301, 2020 06 11.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32521132

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BACKGROUND: Up-regulation of hepatic delta-aminolevulinic acid synthase 1 (ALAS1), with resultant accumulation of delta-aminolevulinic acid (ALA) and porphobilinogen, is central to the pathogenesis of acute attacks and chronic symptoms in acute hepatic porphyria. Givosiran, an RNA interference therapy, inhibits ALAS1 expression. METHODS: In this double-blind, placebo-controlled, phase 3 trial, we randomly assigned symptomatic patients with acute hepatic porphyria to receive either subcutaneous givosiran (2.5 mg per kilogram of body weight) or placebo monthly for 6 months. The primary end point was the annualized rate of composite porphyria attacks among patients with acute intermittent porphyria, the most common subtype of acute hepatic porphyria. (Composite porphyria attacks resulted in hospitalization, an urgent health care visit, or intravenous administration of hemin at home.) Key secondary end points were levels of ALA and porphobilinogen and the annualized attack rate among patients with acute hepatic porphyria, along with hemin use and daily worst pain scores in patients with acute intermittent porphyria. RESULTS: A total of 94 patients underwent randomization (48 in the givosiran group and 46 in the placebo group). Among the 89 patients with acute intermittent porphyria, the mean annualized attack rate was 3.2 in the givosiran group and 12.5 in the placebo group, representing a 74% lower rate in the givosiran group (P<0.001); the results were similar among the 94 patients with acute hepatic porphyria. Among the patients with acute intermittent porphyria, givosiran led to lower levels of urinary ALA and porphobilinogen, fewer days of hemin use, and better daily scores for pain than placebo. Key adverse events that were observed more frequently in the givosiran group were elevations in serum aminotransferase levels, changes in serum creatinine levels and the estimated glomerular filtration rate, and injection-site reactions. CONCLUSIONS: Among patients with acute intermittent porphyria, those who received givosiran had a significantly lower rate of porphyria attacks and better results for multiple other disease manifestations than those who received placebo. The increased efficacy was accompanied by a higher frequency of hepatic and renal adverse events. (Funded by Alnylam Pharmaceuticals; ENVISION ClinicalTrials.gov number, NCT03338816.).


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Acetilgalactosamina/análogos & derivados , Ácido Aminolevulínico/urina , Porfobilinogênio/urina , Porfiria Aguda Intermitente/tratamento farmacológico , Pirrolidinas/uso terapêutico , Terapêutica com RNAi , Acetilgalactosamina/efeitos adversos , Acetilgalactosamina/uso terapêutico , Adulto , Método Duplo-Cego , Fadiga/etiologia , Feminino , Humanos , Injeções Subcutâneas , Análise dos Mínimos Quadrados , Fígado/efeitos dos fármacos , Masculino , Náusea/etiologia , Dor/etiologia , Avaliação de Resultados da Assistência ao Paciente , Porfiria Aguda Intermitente/complicações , Porfiria Aguda Intermitente/urina , Pirrolidinas/efeitos adversos , Insuficiência Renal Crônica/induzido quimicamente , Transaminases/sangue
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