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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4659, 2020 09 16.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32938936

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The αvß6 integrin plays a key role in the activation of transforming growth factor-ß (TGFß), a pro-fibrotic mediator that is pivotal to the development of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). We identified a selective small molecule αvß6 RGD-mimetic, GSK3008348, and profiled it in a range of disease relevant pre-clinical systems. To understand the relationship between target engagement and inhibition of fibrosis, we measured pharmacodynamic and disease-related end points. Here, we report, GSK3008348 binds to αvß6 with high affinity in human IPF lung and reduces downstream pro-fibrotic TGFß signaling to normal levels. In human lung epithelial cells, GSK3008348 induces rapid internalization and lysosomal degradation of the αvß6 integrin. In the murine bleomycin-induced lung fibrosis model, GSK3008348 engages αvß6, induces prolonged inhibition of TGFß signaling and reduces lung collagen deposition and serum C3M, a marker of IPF disease progression. These studies highlight the potential of inhaled GSK3008348 as an anti-fibrotic therapy.


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Butiratos/farmacologia , Fibrose Pulmonar Idiopática/tratamento farmacológico , Integrinas/antagonistas & inibidores , Naftiridinas/farmacologia , Pirazóis/farmacologia , Pirrolidinas/farmacologia , Administração por Inalação , Animais , Antígenos de Neoplasias/metabolismo , Bleomicina/toxicidade , Butiratos/administração & dosagem , Butiratos/metabolismo , Butiratos/farmacocinética , Colágeno/metabolismo , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Células Epiteliais/efeitos dos fármacos , Humanos , Fibrose Pulmonar Idiopática/induzido quimicamente , Fibrose Pulmonar Idiopática/patologia , Integrinas/metabolismo , Masculino , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Simulação de Acoplamento Molecular , Naftiridinas/administração & dosagem , Naftiridinas/metabolismo , Naftiridinas/farmacocinética , Pirazóis/administração & dosagem , Pirazóis/metabolismo , Pirazóis/farmacocinética , Pirrolidinas/administração & dosagem , Pirrolidinas/metabolismo , Pirrolidinas/farmacocinética , Bibliotecas de Moléculas Pequenas/química , Bibliotecas de Moléculas Pequenas/farmacologia , Tomografia Computadorizada de Emissão de Fóton Único , Fator de Crescimento Transformador beta/metabolismo , Pesquisa Médica Translacional
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Life Sci ; 258: 118195, 2020 Oct 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32781073

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AIMS: The estrogen-ERα axis participates in osteoblast maturation. This study was designed to further evaluated the roles of the estrogen-ERα axis in bone healing and the possible mechanisms. MAIN METHODS: Female ICR mice were created a metaphyseal bone defect in the left femurs and administered with methylpiperidinopyrazole (MPP), an inhibitor of ERα. Bone healing was evaluated using micro-computed tomography. Colocalization of ERα with alkaline phosphatase (ALP) and ERα translocation to mitochondria were determined. Levels of ERα, ERß, PECAM-1, VEGF, and ß-actin were immunodetected. Expression of chromosomal Runx2, ALP, and osteocalcin mRNAs and mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase (COX) I and COXII mRNAs were quantified. Angiogenesis was measured with immunohistochemistry. KEY FINDINGS: Following surgery, the bone mass was time-dependently augmented in the bone-defect area. Simultaneously, levels of ERα were specifically upregulated and positively correlated with bone healing. Administration of MPP to mice consistently decreased levels of ERα and bone healing. As to the mechanisms, osteogenesis was enhanced in bone healing, but MPP attenuated osteoblast maturation. In parallel, expressions of osteogenesis-related ALP, Runx2, and osteocalcin mRNAs were induced in the injured zone. Treatment with MPP led to significant inhibition of the alp, runx2, and osteocalcin gene expressions. Remarkably, administration of MPP lessened translocation of ERα to mitochondria and expressions of mitochondrial energy production-related coxI and coxII genes. Furthermore, exposure to MPP decreased levels of PECAM-1 and VEGF in the bone-defect area. SIGNIFICANCE: The present study showed the contributions of the estrogen-ERα axis to bone healing through stimulation of energy production, osteoblast maturation, and angiogenesis.


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Regeneração Óssea , Diferenciação Celular , Metabolismo Energético , Receptor alfa de Estrogênio/metabolismo , Neovascularização Fisiológica , Osteoblastos/citologia , Transdução de Sinais , Fosfatase Alcalina/metabolismo , Animais , Peso Corporal/efeitos dos fármacos , Regeneração Óssea/efeitos dos fármacos , Calo Ósseo/efeitos dos fármacos , Calo Ósseo/patologia , Diferenciação Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Cromossomos de Mamíferos/metabolismo , Subunidade alfa 1 de Fator de Ligação ao Core/metabolismo , Complexo IV da Cadeia de Transporte de Elétrons/genética , Complexo IV da Cadeia de Transporte de Elétrons/metabolismo , Metabolismo Energético/efeitos dos fármacos , Feminino , Regulação da Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Técnicas de Silenciamento de Genes , Camundongos Endogâmicos ICR , Mitocôndrias/efeitos dos fármacos , Mitocôndrias/metabolismo , Neovascularização Fisiológica/efeitos dos fármacos , Tamanho do Órgão/efeitos dos fármacos , Osteoblastos/efeitos dos fármacos , Osteoblastos/metabolismo , Osteocalcina/metabolismo , Osteogênese/efeitos dos fármacos , Transporte Proteico/efeitos dos fármacos , Pirazóis/administração & dosagem , Pirazóis/farmacologia , Regulação para Cima/efeitos dos fármacos , Cicatrização/efeitos dos fármacos
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Ann Hematol ; 99(10): 2343-2349, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32833105

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Ibrutinib-based therapy represents a recent success in managing high-risk CLL patients with 17p/TP53 deletion. However, a subset of CLL patients are resistant to therapy. Deletion of lipoprotein lipase (LPL) has been postulated as a potential evasion mechanism to ibrutinib-based therapy. In this study, we assessed for LPL deletion by fluorescence in situ hybridization in 176 consecutive CLL patients with 17p/TP53 deletion. LPL deletion was detected in 35 (20%) of CLL patients. Patients with LPL deletion (del) showed a higher frequency of CD38 expression but have comparable frequencies of somatic hypermutation and ZAP-70 expression compared with patients with normal (nml) LPL. Gene mutation analysis showed that TP53 was mutated in 68% of LPL-del versus 91% of LPL-nml patients. The overall response to ibrutinib-based therapy was 57%, including 37% complete remission (CR) and 20% partial remission (PR) in patients with LPL-del versus 90% (56% CR and 34% PR) in patients with LPL-nml (p < 0.001). LPL-del patients also showed a poorer overall survival (OS) compared with patients with LPL-nml (median OS, 236 months versus undefined, p < 0.001). In summary, the data presented establish an association between LPL deletion, resistance to ibrutinib-based therapy, and poorer overall survival in TP53-deleted CLL patients. We suggest that LPL deletion might be utilized as a biomarker for risk stratification and to predict therapeutic response in this high-risk group of CLL patients.


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Antineoplásicos/uso terapêutico , Resistencia a Medicamentos Antineoplásicos/genética , Deleção de Genes , Leucemia Linfocítica Crônica de Células B/genética , Lipase Lipoproteica/deficiência , Inibidores de Proteínas Quinases/uso terapêutico , Pirazóis/uso terapêutico , Pirimidinas/uso terapêutico , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica/uso terapêutico , Biomarcadores Tumorais , Compostos Bicíclicos Heterocíclicos com Pontes/administração & dosagem , Feminino , Genes p53 , Humanos , Hibridização in Situ Fluorescente , Estimativa de Kaplan-Meier , Leucemia Linfocítica Crônica de Células B/tratamento farmacológico , Leucemia Linfocítica Crônica de Células B/mortalidade , Lipase Lipoproteica/genética , Lipase Lipoproteica/fisiologia , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Proteínas de Neoplasias/biossíntese , Proteínas de Neoplasias/genética , Modelos de Riscos Proporcionais , Pirazóis/administração & dosagem , Pirimidinas/administração & dosagem , Medição de Risco , Rituximab/administração & dosagem , Sulfonamidas/administração & dosagem , Resultado do Tratamento , Proteína Supressora de Tumor p53/deficiência , Proteína-Tirosina Quinase ZAP-70/biossíntese , Proteína-Tirosina Quinase ZAP-70/genética
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Khirurgiia (Mosk) ; (7): 68-75, 2020.
Artigo em Russo | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32736466

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The paper is a narrative review of the literature on the use of direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) for the VTE treatment in challenging patients: senile age (≥75 years), impaired renal function (estimated glomerular filtration rate ≤50 ml/min), fragility (one of the previous characteristics and/or bodyweight ≤50 kg). The paper discusses the studies of EINSTEIN DVT and PE (rivaroxaban), AMPLIFY (apixaban), HOKUSAI-VTE (edoxaban), RE-COVER I and II (dabigatran) in the focus of the secondary analysis in the pre-specified patient's subgroups, as well as their pooled analyzes and meta-analyzes. Based on the results of this review, it was concluded that in a subgroup of senile age patients, dabigatran increases the risk of major bleeding by 4.8 times and has no advantages over vitamin K antagonists (VKA); rivaroxaban and apixaban retain superiority over VKA on the safety outcomes and reduce the risk of major bleeding by 73% and 77%. In the subgroup of patients with impaired renal function, the use of apixaban and dabigatran is associated with an increase in the risk of major bleeding by 6.5 and 7.3 times, and these DOACs do not have advantages over VKA; rivaroxaban retains its superiority over VKA and reduces the risk of major bleeding by 78%. For fragile patients, a secondary analysis is available only for rivaroxaban, which remains superior to VKA on safety endpoints and reduces the risk of major bleeding by 73%. In the absence of direct comparisons between the available DOACs, the presented data can be used as a rational approach for the choice of appropriate treatment for VTE in challenging patients.


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Dabigatrana/efeitos adversos , Pirazóis/efeitos adversos , Piridonas/efeitos adversos , Insuficiência Renal/complicações , Rivaroxabana/efeitos adversos , Tromboembolia Venosa/tratamento farmacológico , Administração Oral , Fatores Etários , Idoso , Antitrombinas , Dabigatrana/administração & dosagem , Idoso Fragilizado , Humanos , Pirazóis/administração & dosagem , Piridonas/administração & dosagem , Rivaroxabana/administração & dosagem , Tromboembolia Venosa/complicações
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N Engl J Med ; 383(9): 825-835, 2020 08 27.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32846061

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BACKGROUND: RET mutations occur in 70% of medullary thyroid cancers, and RET fusions occur rarely in other thyroid cancers. In patients with RET-altered thyroid cancers, the efficacy and safety of selective RET inhibition are unknown. METHODS: We enrolled patients with RET-mutant medullary thyroid cancer with or without previous vandetanib or cabozantinib treatment, as well as those with previously treated RET fusion-positive thyroid cancer, in a phase 1-2 trial of selpercatinib. The primary end point was an objective response (a complete or partial response), as determined by an independent review committee. Secondary end points included the duration of response, progression-free survival, and safety. RESULTS: In the first 55 consecutively enrolled patients with RET-mutant medullary thyroid cancer who had previously received vandetanib, cabozantinib, or both, the percentage who had a response was 69% (95% confidence interval [CI], 55 to 81), and 1-year progression-free survival was 82% (95% CI, 69 to 90). In 88 patients with RET-mutant medullary thyroid cancer who had not previously received vandetanib or cabozantinib, the percentage who had a response was 73% (95% CI, 62 to 82), and 1-year progression-free survival was 92% (95% CI, 82 to 97). In 19 patients with previously treated RET fusion-positive thyroid cancer, the percentage who had a response was 79% (95% CI, 54 to 94), and 1-year progression-free survival was 64% (95% CI, 37 to 82). The most common adverse events of grade 3 or higher were hypertension (in 21% of the patients), increased alanine aminotransferase level (in 11%), increased aspartate aminotransferase level (in 9%), hyponatremia (in 8%), and diarrhea (in 6%). Of all 531 patients treated, 12 (2%) discontinued selpercatinib owing to drug-related adverse events. CONCLUSIONS: In this phase 1-2 trial, selpercatinib showed durable efficacy with mainly low-grade toxic effects in patients with medullary thyroid cancer with and without previous vandetanib or cabozantinib treatment. (Funded by Loxo Oncology and others; LIBRETTO-001 ClinicalTrials.gov number, NCT03157128.).


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Inibidores de Proteínas Quinases/administração & dosagem , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-ret/antagonistas & inibidores , Pirazóis/administração & dosagem , Piridinas/administração & dosagem , Neoplasias da Glândula Tireoide/tratamento farmacológico , Adolescente , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Feminino , Humanos , Hipertensão/induzido quimicamente , Análise de Intenção de Tratamento , Estimativa de Kaplan-Meier , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Mutação , Intervalo Livre de Progressão , Inibidores de Proteínas Quinases/efeitos adversos , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-ret/análise , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-ret/genética , Pirazóis/efeitos adversos , Piridinas/efeitos adversos , Transaminases/sangue , Resultado do Tratamento , Adulto Jovem
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N Engl J Med ; 383(9): 813-824, 2020 08 27.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32846060

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BACKGROUND: RET fusions are oncogenic drivers in 1 to 2% of non-small-cell lung cancers (NSCLCs). In patients with RET fusion-positive NSCLC, the efficacy and safety of selective RET inhibition are unknown. METHODS: We enrolled patients with advanced RET fusion-positive NSCLC who had previously received platinum-based chemotherapy and those who were previously untreated separately in a phase 1-2 trial of selpercatinib. The primary end point was an objective response (a complete or partial response) as determined by an independent review committee. Secondary end points included the duration of response, progression-free survival, and safety. RESULTS: In the first 105 consecutively enrolled patients with RET fusion-positive NSCLC who had previously received at least platinum-based chemotherapy, the percentage with an objective response was 64% (95% confidence interval [CI], 54 to 73). The median duration of response was 17.5 months (95% CI, 12.0 to could not be evaluated), and 63% of the responses were ongoing at a median follow-up of 12.1 months. Among 39 previously untreated patients, the percentage with an objective response was 85% (95% CI, 70 to 94), and 90% of the responses were ongoing at 6 months. Among 11 patients with measurable central nervous system metastasis at enrollment, the percentage with an objective intracranial response was 91% (95% CI, 59 to 100). The most common adverse events of grade 3 or higher were hypertension (in 14% of the patients), an increased alanine aminotransferase level (in 12%), an increased aspartate aminotransferase level (in 10%), hyponatremia (in 6%), and lymphopenia (in 6%). A total of 12 of 531 patients (2%) discontinued selpercatinib because of a drug-related adverse event. CONCLUSIONS: Selpercatinib had durable efficacy, including intracranial activity, with mainly low-grade toxic effects in patients with RET fusion-positive NSCLC who had previously received platinum-based chemotherapy and those who were previously untreated. (Funded by Loxo Oncology and others; LIBRETTO-001 ClinicalTrials.gov number, NCT03157128.).


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Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias Pulmonares/tratamento farmacológico , Inibidores de Proteínas Quinases/administração & dosagem , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-ret/antagonistas & inibidores , Pirazóis/administração & dosagem , Piridinas/administração & dosagem , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Feminino , Humanos , Hipertensão/induzido quimicamente , Análise de Intenção de Tratamento , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Mutação , Intervalo Livre de Progressão , Inibidores de Proteínas Quinases/efeitos adversos , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-ret/análise , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-ret/genética , Pirazóis/efeitos adversos , Piridinas/efeitos adversos , Transaminases/sangue , Resultado do Tratamento , Adulto Jovem
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Leukemia ; 34(8): 2225-2229, 2020 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32601378
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J Cancer Res Clin Oncol ; 146(11): 3063-3074, 2020 Nov.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32617699

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PURPOSE: Case reports suggest that ruxolitinib-containing treatment could increase the clinical response rate of patients with hemophagocytic syndrome (HPS). This study aimed to explore the effect of ruxolitinib-containing treatment for patients with lymphoma-associated hemophagocytic syndrome (LAHS). METHODS: This was a retrospective study of patients with LAHS hospitalized at the First Affiliated Hospital of Guangdong Pharmaceutical University between October 2017 and September 2019. Patients were treated with HLH-94 (etoposide and dexamethasone) or R-DED regimen (ruxolitinib, doxorubicin, etoposide, and dexamethasone). The clinical characteristics, treatment responses, and overall survival (OS) were compared. The patients were divided into the HLH-94 group (n = 34) and the R-DED group (n = 36). RESULTS: Compared with HLH-94, R-DED might effectively improve the clinical manifestations, including fever and splenomegaly in patients with LAHS, and control the systemic cytokine storm. The response rate at 2 weeks was 54.8% in the HLH-94 group, which was lower than in the R-DED group (83.3%) (p = 0.011). The OS was significantly prolonged in the R-DED group compared with the HLH-94 group (median, 5 vs. 1.5 months, p = 0.003). The multivariable analysis showed that lower IL-10 levels [hazard ratio (HR)] = 1.000, [95% confidence interval (CI)] 1.000-1.000, p = 0.012), R-DED regimen (HR = 0.196, 95% CI 0.084-0.457, p < 0.001), and non-NK/T-cell lymphoma (HR = 0.254, 95% CI 0.102-0.628, p = 0.003) were associated with better OS. The prognosis of patients with LAHS was generally poor. CONCLUSION: Ruxolitinib can be combined with chemotherapy in HPS. It is feasible, with no early signals of increased toxicity.


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Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica/uso terapêutico , Linfo-Histiocitose Hemofagocítica/etiologia , Linfoma/complicações , Linfoma/tratamento farmacológico , Adulto , Dexametasona/administração & dosagem , Doxorrubicina/administração & dosagem , Etoposídeo/administração & dosagem , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Pirazóis/administração & dosagem , Estudos Retrospectivos
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Lancet ; 396(10244): 110-120, 2020 07 11.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32653055

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BACKGROUND: Vitiligo is a chronic autoimmune disease resulting in skin depigmentation and reduced quality of life. There is no approved treatment for vitiligo repigmentation and current off-label therapies have limited efficacy, emphasising the need for improved treatment options. We investigated the therapeutic potential of ruxolitinib cream in patients with vitiligo and report the efficacy and safety results up to 52 weeks of double-blind treatment. METHODS: We did a multicentre, randomised, double-blind, phase 2 study for adult patients with vitiligo in 26 US hospitals and medical centres in 18 states. Patients with depigmentation of 0·5% or more of their facial body surface area (BSA) and 3% or more of their non-facial BSA were randomly assigned (1:1:1:1:1) by use of an interactive response technology system to receive ruxolitinib cream (1·5% twice daily, 1·5% once daily, 0·5% once daily, or 0·15% once daily) or vehicle (control group) twice daily on lesions constituting 20% or less of their total BSA for 24 weeks. Patients in the control group in addition to patients in the 0·15% once daily group who did not show a 25% or higher improvement from baseline in facial Vitiligo Area Scoring Index (F-VASI) at week 24 were re-randomised to one of three higher ruxolitinib cream doses (0·5% once daily, 1·5% once daily, 1·5% twice daily). Patients in the 0·5% once daily, 1·5% once daily, or 1·5% twice daily groups remained at their original dose up to week 52. Patients, investigators, and the study sponsor (except members of the interim analysis and primary endpoint analysis data monitoring teams) remained masked to treatment assignment throughout the study. The primary endpoint was the proportion of patients achieving a 50% or higher improvement from baseline in F-VASI (F-VASI50) at week 24, assessed in the intention-to-treat population. The study is registered with ClinicalTrials.gov, NCT03099304. FINDINGS: Between June 7, 2017, and March 21, 2018, 205 patients were screened for eligibility, 48 were excluded and 157 patients (mean age, 48·3 years [SD 12·9]; 73 [46%] male and 84 [54%] female) were randomly assigned to either an intervention group or the control group. 32 (20%) of 157 were assigned to the control group, 31 (20%) to the 0·15% once daily group, 31 (20%) to the 0·5% once daily group, 30 (19%) to the 1·5% once daily group, and 33 (21%) to the 1·5% twice daily group. F-VASI50 at week 24 was reached by significantly more patients given ruxolitinib cream at 1·5% twice daily (15 [45%] of 33) and 1·5% once daily (15 [50%] of 30) than were treated with vehicle (one [3%] of 32). Four patients had serious treatment-emergent adverse events (one patient in the 1·5% twice daily group developed subdural haematoma; one patient in the 1·5% once daily group had a seizure; one patient in the 0·5% once daily group had coronary artery occlusion; and one patient in the 0·5% once daily group had oesophageal achalasia), all of which were unrelated to study treatment. Application site pruritus was the most common treatment-related adverse event among patients given ruxolitinib cream (one [3%] of 33 in the 1·5% twice daily group; three [10%] of 30 in the 1·5% once daily group; three [10%] of 31 in the 0·5% once daily group; and six [19%] of 31 in the 0·15% once daily group)with three [9%] of 32 patients showing application site pruritis in the control group. Acne was noted as a treatment-related adverse event in 13 (10%) of 125 patients who received ruxolitinib cream and one (3%) of 32 patients who received vehicle cream. All treatment-related adverse events were mild or moderate in severity and similar across treatment groups. INTERPRETATION: Treatment with ruxolitinib cream was associated with substantial repigmentation of vitiligo lesions up to 52 weeks of treatment, and all doses were well tolerated. These data suggest that ruxolitinib cream might be an effective treatment option for patients with vitiligo. FUNDING: Incyte.


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Inibidores de Janus Quinases/uso terapêutico , Pirazóis/uso terapêutico , Vitiligo/tratamento farmacológico , Adulto , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Método Duplo-Cego , Feminino , Humanos , Inibidores de Janus Quinases/administração & dosagem , Inibidores de Janus Quinases/efeitos adversos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Pirazóis/administração & dosagem , Pirazóis/efeitos adversos , Creme para a Pele/administração & dosagem , Resultado do Tratamento
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J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis ; 29(8): 104982, 2020 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32689586

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We report a case of ophthalmic artery occlusion (OAO) in a young patient with COVID-19 infection that was on therapeutic anticoagulation with apixaban for deep venous thrombosis (DVT). A 48-year-old man with obesity was hospitalized with a severe form of COVID-19 infection, complicated with acute respiratory failure, septic shock, dilated cardiomyopathy and fungemia. Despite treatment with prophylactic enoxaparin (initial D-Dimer 1.14 µg/ml FEU (normal < 0.05 µg/ml FEU), D-Dimer increased to above 20 µg/ml FEU and patient continued to spike high fevers. This prompted further investigations and upper and lower extremities DVTs were confirmed and managed with enoxaparin 1 mg/kg twice daily. D-dimer level decreased to 4.98 µg/ml FEU while on therapeutic anticoagulation. Three weeks later pending hospital discharge, the anticoagulation was switched to oral apixaban 10 mg twice daily. Patient developed acute severe right eye visual loss of no light perception and was diagnosed with incomplete OAO. D-Dimer was elevated at 2.13 µg/ml FEU. Stroke etiological work-up found no embolic sources, resolution of the dilated cardiomyopathy and negative antiphospholipid antibodies. Treatment was changed to enoxaparin and no thrombotic events were encountered to date. Ocular vascular complications have not yet been reported in COVID-19. Controversy exists on the best management algorithm for the hypercoagulable state associated to COVID-19 Either direct oral anticoagulants or low-molecular-weight-heparin are considered appropriate at discharge for patients with venous thromboembolism. The optimum regimen for ischemic stroke prevention and the significance of D-Dimer for anticoagulation monitoring in COVID-19 remain unclear.


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Arteriopatias Oclusivas/etiologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/tratamento farmacológico , Inibidores do Fator Xa/administração & dosagem , Artéria Oftálmica , Pneumonia Viral/tratamento farmacológico , Pirazóis/administração & dosagem , Piridonas/administração & dosagem , Trombose Venosa/tratamento farmacológico , Arteriopatias Oclusivas/diagnóstico por imagem , Betacoronavirus/patogenicidade , Infecções por Coronavirus/sangue , Infecções por Coronavirus/diagnóstico , Infecções por Coronavirus/virologia , Substituição de Medicamentos , Enoxaparina/administração & dosagem , Inibidores do Fator Xa/efeitos adversos , Interações entre Hospedeiro e Microrganismos , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Artéria Oftálmica/diagnóstico por imagem , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/sangue , Pneumonia Viral/diagnóstico , Pneumonia Viral/virologia , Pirazóis/efeitos adversos , Piridonas/efeitos adversos , Fatores de Risco , Resultado do Tratamento , Trombose Venosa/sangue , Trombose Venosa/diagnóstico , Trombose Venosa/virologia
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(25): e20570, 2020 Jun 19.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32569181

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The CHA2DS2-VASc scale does not include potential risk factors for left atrial appendage thrombus (LAAT) formation such as a form of atrial fibrillation (AF) and impaired kidney function. The real risk of thromboembolic complications in AF patients is still unclear as well as an optimal anticoagulant treatment in males with a CHA2DS2-VASc score of 1 and females with a CHA2DS2-VASc score of 2.The aim of this study was to compare the predictive value of the CHA2DS2-VASc scale and other scales to estimate the risk of LAAT formation in AF patients treated with non-vitamin K oral anticoagulants (NOACs) and to assess the prevalence of thrombi in patients at intermediate risk of stroke.The observational study included consecutive patients with a diagnosis of non-valvular AF treated with NOACs, admitted to 3 high-reference institutions between 2013 and 2018. All individuals underwent transoesophageal echocardiography before cardioversion or ablation.Out of 1163 enrolled AF patients (62.1% male, mean age 62 years) the LAAT had been detected in 50 individuals (4.3%). Among patients with LAAT, 1 patient (2.0%) was classified as a low-risk category, 9 (18.0%) were at intermediate-risk, and 40 (80.0%) were at high risk of thromboembolic complications according to CHA2DS2-VASc scale. All patients were treated with NOACs: 51.0% rivaroxaban, 47.1% dabigatran, and 1.9% apixaban.Patients at intermediate stroke-risk with detected LAAT had higher R2CHADS2 score (2.1 ±â€Š1.2 vs 1.2 ±â€Š0.8, P = .007), higher CHA2DS2-VASc-RAF score (6.4 ±â€Š4.4 vs 3.7 ±â€Š2.6, P = .027) and more often had an estimated glomerular filtration rate below 56 mL/min/1.73 m (44.4% vs 13.2%, P = .026) compared to patients without LAAT. The receiver operating characteristics revealed that the CHA2DS2-VASc-RAF scale had better predictive ability to distinguish between patients with and without LAAT in the study group than CHA2DS2-VASc (P = .0006), CHADS2 (P = .0006) and R2CHADS2 scale (P = .0140).The CHA2DS2-VASc scale should be supplemented with an assessment of renal function and form of AF to improve stroke risk estimation. The application of additional scales to estimate the risk of LAAT might be especially useful among males with a CHA2DS2-VASc score of 1 and females with a CHA2DS2-VASc score of 2.


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Fibrilação Atrial/tratamento farmacológico , Dabigatrana/administração & dosagem , Inibidores do Fator Xa/administração & dosagem , Pirazóis/administração & dosagem , Piridonas/administração & dosagem , Rivaroxabana/administração & dosagem , Idoso , Apêndice Atrial/efeitos dos fármacos , Ecocardiografia Transesofagiana , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Medição de Risco , Fatores de Risco , Tromboembolia/prevenção & controle
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PLoS One ; 15(6): e0234048, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32497116

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BACKGROUND: Warfarin is an anticoagulant medication proven effective in the initial treatment and secondary prevention of venous thromboembolism. Anti-Xa direct oral anticoagulants are alternatives to warfarin; however there is limited data assessing satisfaction after switching from warfarin to an anti-Xa direct oral anticoagulant in patients for treatment of venous thromboembolism. OBJECTIVES: To assess medication satisfaction in patients requiring anticoagulation for venous thromboembolism after conversion from warfarin to an anti-Xa direct oral anticoagulant. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study with prospective assessment of satisfaction and review of adverse events following anti-Xa direct oral anticoagulant replacement of warfarin for treatment of venous thromboembolism. Out of 165 patients who had switched from warfarin to rivaroxaban or apixaban from an outpatient haematology practice, 126 patients consented for a survey of patient's relative satisfaction of anti-Xa direct oral anticoagulant therapy compared with previous warfarin therapy using the Anti-Clot Burden and Benefits Treatment Scale and SWAN Score. RESULTS: The mean Anti-Clot Burden and Benefits and SWAN Score was 93% (56/60) and 83% (24.8/30) respectively reflecting high satisfaction with anti-Xa direct oral anticoagulants. 120 patients stated preference for anti-Xa direct oral anticoagulants over warfarin. Leading perceptions driving this was the reduction in frequency of medical contact and fewer bleeding side effects. Thirteen patients (10.3%) experienced an adverse event after the anti-Xa direct oral anticoagulant switch (majority were non-major bleeding) but most remained on anti-Xa direct oral anticoagulant treatment after management options were implemented with continued high satisfaction scores. CONCLUSIONS: Patient satisfaction with anti-Xa direct oral anticoagulant therapy for the treatment and prevention of venous thromboembolism after switching from warfarin in routine clinical practice appeared high. Improved patient convenience including reduced frequency of medical contact and fewer unpredictable side effects were perceived as significant advantages of anti-Xa direct oral anticoagulants compared to warfarin.


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Anticoagulantes/administração & dosagem , Anticoagulantes/uso terapêutico , Inibidores do Fator Xa/administração & dosagem , Inibidores do Fator Xa/uso terapêutico , Satisfação do Paciente , Tromboembolia Venosa/tratamento farmacológico , Varfarina/uso terapêutico , Administração Oral , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Estudos de Coortes , Relação Dose-Resposta a Droga , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Pirazóis/administração & dosagem , Pirazóis/uso terapêutico , Piridonas/administração & dosagem , Piridonas/uso terapêutico , Estudos Retrospectivos , Rivaroxabana/administração & dosagem , Rivaroxabana/uso terapêutico , Inquéritos e Questionários , Fatores de Tempo , Adulto Jovem
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J Thromb Haemost ; 18(6): 1320-1323, 2020 Jun.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-116313

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BACKGROUND: Antiviral drugs are administered in patients with severe COVID-19 respiratory syndrome, including those treated with direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs). Concomitant administration of antiviral agents has the potential to increase their plasma concentration. A series of patients managed in the Cremona Thrombosis Center were admitted at Cremona Hospital for SARS-CoV-2 and started antiviral drugs without stopping DOAC therapy. DOAC plasma levels were measured in hospital and results compared with those recorded before hospitalization. METHODS: All consecutive patients on DOACs were candidates for administration of antiviral agents (lopinavir, ritonavir, or darunavir). Plasma samples for DOAC measurement were collected 2to 4 days after starting antiviral treatment, at 12 hours from the last dose intake in patients on dabigatran and apixaban, and at 24 hours in those on rivaroxaban and edoxaban. For each patient, C-trough DOAC level, expressed as ng/mL, was compared with the one measured before hospitalization. RESULTS: Of the 1039 patients hospitalized between February 22 and March 15, 2020 with COVID-19 pneumonia and candidates for antiviral therapy, 32 were on treatment with a DOAC. DOAC was stopped in 20 and continued in the remaining 12. On average, C-trough levels were 6.14 times higher during hospitalization than in the pre-hospitalization period. CONCLUSION: DOAC patients treated with antiviral drugs show an alarming increase in DOAC plasma levels. In order to prevent bleeding complications, we believe that physicians should consider withholding DOACs from patients with SARS-CoV-2 and replacing them with alternative parenteral antithrombotic strategies for as long as antiviral agents are deemed necessary and until discharge.


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Antitrombinas/sangue , Antivirais/efeitos adversos , Betacoronavirus/efeitos dos fármacos , Infecções por Coronavirus/tratamento farmacológico , Dabigatrana/sangue , Inibidores do Fator Xa/sangue , Pneumonia Viral/tratamento farmacológico , Pirazóis/sangue , Piridinas/sangue , Piridonas/sangue , Tiazóis/sangue , Administração Oral , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Antitrombinas/administração & dosagem , Antitrombinas/efeitos adversos , Antivirais/administração & dosagem , Betacoronavirus/patogenicidade , Infecções por Coronavirus/diagnóstico , Infecções por Coronavirus/virologia , Dabigatrana/administração & dosagem , Dabigatrana/efeitos adversos , Darunavir/efeitos adversos , Interações Medicamentosas , Monitoramento de Medicamentos , Inibidores do Fator Xa/administração & dosagem , Inibidores do Fator Xa/efeitos adversos , Feminino , Hemorragia/induzido quimicamente , Humanos , Itália , Lopinavir/efeitos adversos , Masculino , Pandemias , Segurança do Paciente , Pneumonia Viral/diagnóstico , Pneumonia Viral/virologia , Pirazóis/administração & dosagem , Pirazóis/efeitos adversos , Piridinas/administração & dosagem , Piridinas/efeitos adversos , Piridonas/administração & dosagem , Piridonas/efeitos adversos , Medição de Risco , Fatores de Risco , Ritonavir/efeitos adversos , Índice de Gravidade de Doença , Tiazóis/administração & dosagem , Tiazóis/efeitos adversos
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J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis ; 29(6): 104763, 2020 Jun.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32265139

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Dupilumab, a dual inhibitor of IL-4 and IL-13 cytokine signaling, is indicated for the treatment of moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis, which leads to the control of atopic dermatitis. The cytokines IL-4 and IL-13 are related to vascular inflammation, which is mediated by vascular endothelial cells. We report the case of a 20-year-old man with atopic dermatitis treated with dupilumab for half a year, who presented with sudden onset of dizziness, nausea, and slight cerebellar ataxia. Brain magnetic resonance imaging revealed acute infarction in the bicerebellar hemispheres. No risk factors known to be associated with ischemic stroke in young adults were detected. We suspected this ischemic stroke might be related to dupilumab. The administration of dupilumab was discontinued, and he had no recurrence subsequently. IL-4 and IL-13, anti-inflammatory cytokines secreted from T helper 2 cells, suppress proinflammatory cytokines. Therefore, dupilumab, a dual inhibitor of IL-4 and IL-13 cytokine signaling, leads to the promotion of coagulation and thrombosis. We speculate that the activation of proinflammatory cytokines in vascular endothelial cells by the inhibition of IL-4 and IL-13 signaling by dupilumab led to ischemic stroke even at a young age.


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Anticorpos Monoclonais Humanizados/efeitos adversos , Isquemia Encefálica/induzido quimicamente , Dermatite Atópica/tratamento farmacológico , Fármacos Dermatológicos/efeitos adversos , Acidente Vascular Cerebral/induzido quimicamente , Idade de Início , Isquemia Encefálica/diagnóstico por imagem , Isquemia Encefálica/tratamento farmacológico , Isquemia Encefálica/imunologia , Dermatite Atópica/diagnóstico , Dermatite Atópica/imunologia , Inibidores do Fator Xa/administração & dosagem , Humanos , Masculino , Pirazóis/administração & dosagem , Piridonas/administração & dosagem , Fatores de Risco , Acidente Vascular Cerebral/diagnóstico , Acidente Vascular Cerebral/tratamento farmacológico , Acidente Vascular Cerebral/imunologia , Adulto Jovem
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Ann Hematol ; 99(6): 1283-1291, 2020 Jun.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32333154

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Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) positivity in diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL) provokes a critical oncogenic mechanism to activate intracellular signaling by LMP1. LMP1 specifically mimics the role of BTK-dependent B cell receptor. Therefore, a trial considering RCHOP therapy along with ibrutinib (I-RCHOP) in combination was conducted among patients with EBV-positive DLBCL. This study was an open-label, single-arm, prospective multicenter phase II clinical trial. Patients received 560 mg of ibrutinib with RCHOP every 3 weeks until 6 cycles were completed or progression or unacceptable toxicity was observed. The primary endpoint was objective response, while secondary endpoints included toxicity, progression-free survival, and overall survival. A matched case-control analysis was completed to compare the efficacy and toxicity of I-RCHOP and RCHOP, respectively, in EBV-positive DLBCL patients. From September 2016 to August 2019, 24 patients proven to have EBV-positive DLBCL in the tissue were enrolled and received I-RCHOP. Their median age was 58 years (range, 28-84 years). The objective overall response was 66.7%, including 16 patients who achieved complete response after 6 cycles. Patients aged younger than 65 years presented a superior OR (87.5%) as compared with those older than 65 years (25.0%; p = 0.01). In a matched case-control study, I-RCHOP therapy provoked a more favorable complete response rate (87.3%) than did RCHOP (68.8%) in those younger than 65 years. Treatment-related mortality was linked most frequently with I-RCHOP therapy (four patients presented with unusual infection without Gr3/4 neutropenia) in the older age group (age ≥ 65 years). In conclusion, in this phase II trial for EBV-positive DLBCL, I-RCHOP was effective but did not show a significant improvement in response and survival in comparison with RCHOP. Also, I-RCHOP promoted serious toxicity and treatment-related death in older patients.


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Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica/administração & dosagem , Infecções por Vírus Epstein-Barr/tratamento farmacológico , Infecções por Vírus Epstein-Barr/epidemiologia , Linfoma Difuso de Grandes Células B/tratamento farmacológico , Linfoma Difuso de Grandes Células B/epidemiologia , Pirazóis/administração & dosagem , Pirimidinas/administração & dosagem , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Ciclofosfamida/administração & dosagem , Doxorrubicina/administração & dosagem , Infecções por Vírus Epstein-Barr/diagnóstico , Feminino , Seguimentos , Humanos , Linfoma Difuso de Grandes Células B/diagnóstico , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Prednisona/administração & dosagem , Estudos Prospectivos , Rituximab/administração & dosagem , Vincristina/administração & dosagem
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Ann Hematol ; 99(6): 1161-1176, 2020 Jun.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32333155

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Ruxolitinib is a targeted drug to treat myelofibrosis (MF). Ruxolitinib has significant advantages in spleen reduction and increasing 5-year overall survival (OS), and ruxolitinib-based combinations might provide more benefits than ruxolitinib monotherapy. In this review, we focus on the data of ruxolitinib-based combinations therapies and treatment-related adverse events (AEs) and safety. We analyzed and summarized the data of ruxolitinib-based combinations. Ruxolitinib combined with prednisone + thalidomide + danazol (TPD), panobinostat, pracinostat, azacytidine, or hydroxyurea has well reduced spleen. Ruxolitinib combined with danazol or TPD had well therapies in improvement of hemoglobin (Hgb) and platelets (PLT). Most ruxolitinib-based combinations therapies showed a superior benefit on reduced treatment-related AEs than ruxolitinib monotherapy. Treatment-related AEs and dose modification affect the safety and tolerability of ruxolitinib-based combinations. Genetic testing before treatment is recommended. To provide better clinical guidance, comparisons of these randomized controlled trials with the trials of ruxolitinib alone are necessary. This review suggests that the clinical application of ruxolitinib-based combinations is worth waiting for.


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Fatores Imunológicos/administração & dosagem , Mielofibrose Primária/tratamento farmacológico , Pirazóis/administração & dosagem , Ensaios Clínicos como Assunto/métodos , Quimioterapia Combinada , Humanos , Mielofibrose Primária/diagnóstico , Resultado do Tratamento
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Am J Hematol ; 95(7): 817-823, 2020 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32267011

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Randomized controlled trials leading to the approval of apixaban and rivaroxaban for venous thromboembolism (VTE) did not include patients with upper extremity deep vein thrombosis (UE-DVT). We sought to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of rivaroxaban and apixaban for the treatment of acute UE-DVT. Consecutive patients with VTE enrolled into the Mayo Clinic VTE Registry, between March 1, 2013 and December 31, 2019, were followed prospectively. Clinical, demographic and imaging data were collected at the time of study recruitment. Patients with a diagnosis of acute UE-DVT who received rivaroxaban, apixaban, LMWH or warfarin were included. Recurrent VTE, major bleeding, clinical-relevant non-major bleeding (CRNMB), and death were assessed at 3-month intervals. During the study period, 210 patients with acute UE-DVT were included; 63 were treated with apixaban, 39 with rivaroxaban, and 108 with LWMH and/or warfarin. Overall 51% had catheter-associated UE-DVT, 60% had a diagnosis of malignancy, and 14% had concurrent pulmonary embolism. Malignancy was more common in patients treated with LMWH/warfarin (67% vs 52%, P = .03). At 3 months of follow up, one (0.9%) recurrent VTE occurred in a patient treated with LMWH/warfarin and one (1.0%) patient treated with apixaban or rivaroxaban (P = .97). Major bleeding occurred in three patients treated with LMWH/warfarin, and in none of those treated with apixaban or rivaroxaban (P = .09). Clinical-relevant non-major bleeding occurred in one patient (0.9%) treated with LWMH/warfarin and two patients (2.0%) treated with apixaban or rivaroxaban (P = .53). Treatment of UE-DVT with apixaban or rivaroxaban appears to be as safe and effective as LMWH/warfarin.


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Pirazóis/administração & dosagem , Piridonas/administração & dosagem , Sistema de Registros , Rivaroxabana/administração & dosagem , Extremidade Superior/irrigação sanguínea , Trombose Venosa/tratamento farmacológico , Idoso , Feminino , Seguimentos , Hemorragia/induzido quimicamente , Hemorragia/epidemiologia , Heparina de Baixo Peso Molecular/administração & dosagem , Heparina de Baixo Peso Molecular/efeitos adversos , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Pirazóis/efeitos adversos , Piridonas/efeitos adversos , Rivaroxabana/efeitos adversos , Trombose Venosa/epidemiologia , Varfarina/administração & dosagem , Varfarina/efeitos adversos
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