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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(33): e21600, 2020 Aug 14.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32872014

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INTRODUCTION: Apatinib is a novel anti-angiogenic agent that targets vascular endothelial growth factor receptor-2, and is effective in patients with advanced lung cancer who are refractory to first-line chemotherapy. However, there are limited reports on concurrent apatinib therapy with iodine-125 radioactive seeds brachytherapy in elderly patients with advanced lung cancer. PATIENT CONCERNS: We describe the first reported case of a 70-year-old woman with advanced lung cancer (T3N3M1, stage IV) who received concurrent apatinib and iodine-125 radioactive seeds brachytherapy after the failure of platinum-based doublet chemotherapy DIAGNOSIS:: The patient was diagnosed with left lower lung cancer with mediastinal lymph node metastasis by chest computed tomography. INTERVENTIONS: Initially, apatinib alone was used as second-line cancer therapy. Subsequently, the patient received concurrent apatinib and iodine-125 radioactive seeds brachytherapy. OUTCOMES: The patient achieved partial response shortly after undergoing treatment with only apatinib. During the treatment, the tumor continued to respond to apatinib therapy, and the lung metastases were diminished eventually. However, a chest computed tomography scan showed a large cavity in the lung tumor. Thereafter, the patient received concurrent apatinib and iodine-125 radioactive seeds brachytherapy. Unfortunately, she died due to pulmonary infection. CONCLUSION: Apatinib alone may be a good second-line therapy for advanced lung cancer patients who are refractory to platinum-based doublet chemotherapy. However, its potential benefits, especially as combination therapy, need further investigation by future prospective clinical studies. Elderly patients with advanced lung cancer may benefit from concurrent apatinib with iodine-125 radioactive seeds brachytherapy when chemotherapy is not tolerated or effective. Further studies are needed to investigate the clinical outcomes and toxicities associated with concurrent apatinib and radiation therapy in patients with advanced lung cancer.


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Braquiterapia/métodos , Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/terapia , Quimiorradioterapia/métodos , Neoplasias Pulmonares/terapia , Piridinas/uso terapêutico , Idoso , Antineoplásicos/uso terapêutico , Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/patologia , Feminino , Humanos , Radioisótopos do Iodo/administração & dosagem , Neoplasias Pulmonares/patologia , Metástase Linfática , Estadiamento de Neoplasias , Piridinas/administração & dosagem
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PLoS Negl Trop Dis ; 14(8): e0007857, 2020 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32866170

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Buruli ulcer (BU), caused by Mycobacterium ulcerans, is currently treated with a daily combination of rifampin and either injectable streptomycin or oral clarithromycin. An intermittent oral regimen would facilitate treatment supervision. We first evaluated the bactericidal activity of newer antimicrobials against M. ulcerans using a BU animal model. The imidazopyridine amine telacebec (Q203) exhibited high bactericidal activity whereas tedizolid (an oxazolidinone closely related to linezolid), selamectin and ivermectin (two avermectine compounds) and the benzothiazinone PBTZ169 were not active. Consequently, telacebec was evaluated for its bactericidal and sterilizing activities in combined intermittent regimens. Telacebec given twice a week in combination with a long-half-life compound, either rifapentine or bedaquiline, sterilized mouse footpads in 8 weeks, i.e. after a total of only 16 doses, and prevented relapse during a period of 20 weeks after the end of treatment. These results are very promising for future intermittent oral regimens which would greatly simplify BU treatment in the field.


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Antituberculosos/administração & dosagem , Úlcera de Buruli/tratamento farmacológico , Imidazóis/administração & dosagem , Mycobacterium ulcerans/efeitos dos fármacos , Piperidinas/administração & dosagem , Piridinas/administração & dosagem , Animais , Antituberculosos/uso terapêutico , Úlcera de Buruli/microbiologia , Diarilquinolinas , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Quimioterapia Combinada , Feminino , Imidazóis/uso terapêutico , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C , Oxazolidinonas , Piperidinas/uso terapêutico , Piridinas/uso terapêutico , Rifampina/análogos & derivados , Tetrazóis
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Int Heart J ; 61(5): 905-912, 2020 Sep 29.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32921660

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There is little data on management and outcomes of atrial fibrillation (AF) patients on direct oral anticoagulants (DOAC) undergoing general surgery.We retrospectively assessed 98 surgeries in 85 nonvalvular AF patients aged 73 ± 8 (59 men) receiving DOACs. Cardiac, emergency, and minimally invasive surgeries were excluded.The CHA2DS2-VASc score ranged from 0 to 8. The DOACs being given were: dabigatran, 16; rivaroxaban, 25; apixaban, 28; and edoxaban, 16. While the DOACs were not suspended in 11 cases, they were interrupted for a median of 2.0 days before surgery and restarted at a median of 3.0 days after surgery. There were 9 complications (9.2%), 3 instances of thromboembolism and 6 bleeding. Thromboembolism occurred at a mean of 3.0 postoperative days, all of which occurred before resumption of DOACs, while bleeding events occurred at a mean of 4.0 postoperative days. Two of the 3 patients with thromboembolism went into cardiopulmonary arrest during the event, but were resuscitated. There were significantly more patients with congestive heart failure or combined antiplatelets in the patients with complications. The complication group had a significantly higher HAS-BLED score and lower preoperative hemoglobin level. There were no significant differences in the management of DOAC interruption between those with complications and without.The perioperative complication rate in nonvalvular AF patients undergoing elective surgery treating with DOACs was 9.2%. Patients with congestive heart failure, receiving combined therapy with antiplatelets, a higher HAS-BLED score, or lower preoperative hemoglobin level were at higher risk. Further studies evaluating the ideal perioperative DOAC protocol are warranted.


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Fibrilação Atrial/tratamento farmacológico , Doenças das Artérias Carótidas/epidemiologia , Infarto Cerebral/epidemiologia , Inibidores do Fator Xa/administração & dosagem , Infarto do Miocárdio/epidemiologia , Assistência Perioperatória/métodos , Hemorragia Pós-Operatória/epidemiologia , Tromboembolia/prevenção & controle , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Antitrombinas/administração & dosagem , Fibrilação Atrial/complicações , Perda Sanguínea Cirúrgica/estatística & dados numéricos , Dabigatrana/administração & dosagem , Procedimentos Cirúrgicos do Sistema Digestório , Procedimentos Cirúrgicos Eletivos , Embolia/epidemiologia , Endoscopia , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Procedimentos Ortopédicos , Complicações Pós-Operatórias/epidemiologia , Pirazóis/administração & dosagem , Piridinas/administração & dosagem , Piridonas/administração & dosagem , Estudos Retrospectivos , Rivaroxabana/administração & dosagem , Tiazóis/administração & dosagem , Tromboembolia/etiologia , Procedimentos Cirúrgicos Urológicos , Procedimentos Cirúrgicos Vasculares
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Lancet Oncol ; 21(9): 1244-1252, 2020 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32888455

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BACKGROUND: No standard treatment exists for advanced chordoma. Apatinib has been found to have promising efficacy and manageable adverse effects for the treatment of solid tumours. We aimed to investigate the safety and antitumour activity of apatinib in patients with advanced chordoma. METHODS: We did a single-arm, phase 2 study at one tertiary hospital in Shanghai, China. Eligible patients were aged 18-75 years, with histologically confirmed advanced chordoma that was unresectable or resectable only through demolitive surgery, who had previously received surgical treatment, with at least one measurable lesion according to the Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST) version 1.1, evidence of tumour progression on enhanced CT or MRI in the previous 6 months, and an Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance status of 0-2. Patients received oral 500 mg apatinib once daily until disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. The co-primary endpoints were progression-free survival and objective response rate according to RECIST 1.1 and Choi criteria by investigator assessment. Progression-free survival was assessed in the intention-to-treat population. Objective response rate was assessed in the per-protocol population, which included all enrolled patients who were compliant with the protocol and had at least one post-baseline assessment. Safety was analysed in all patients with complete safety data. This study is ongoing, but recruitment is complete. This study is registered with Chictr.org.cn, ChiCTR-OIC-17013586. FINDINGS: Between Aug 21, 2017, and May 31, 2019, we screened 32 patients, of whom 30 were enrolled. Median follow-up was 14·2 months (IQR 9·4-19·7). Of the 27 patients included in the per-protocol population, one patient (3·7%; 95% CI 0-11·3) achieved an objective response according to RECIST, and seven patients (25·9%; 8·3-43·6) achieved an objective response according to Choi criteria. Median progression-free survival was 18 months (95% CI 3-34) according to RECIST and 18 months (3-33) according to Choi criteria. The most common treatment-related grade 3 adverse events were hypertension (seven [24%] of 29 patients) and proteinuria (two [7%]). No treatment-related grade 4 adverse events or treatment-related deaths were observed. INTERPRETATION: To our knowledge, this is the first trial of apatinib for the treatment of advanced chordoma. Apatinib shows promising activity and manageable toxicity and thus might be an option for the treatment of advanced chordoma. FUNDING: None.


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Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica/administração & dosagem , Cordoma/tratamento farmacológico , Piridinas/administração & dosagem , Adolescente , Adulto , Idoso , Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica/efeitos adversos , China/epidemiologia , Cordoma/epidemiologia , Cordoma/genética , Efeitos Colaterais e Reações Adversas Relacionados a Medicamentos/classificação , Efeitos Colaterais e Reações Adversas Relacionados a Medicamentos/patologia , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Estadiamento de Neoplasias , Intervalo Livre de Progressão , Piridinas/efeitos adversos , Critérios de Avaliação de Resposta em Tumores Sólidos , Adulto Jovem
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4249, 2020 08 25.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32843618

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Aberrant cell cycle machinery and loss of the CDKN2A tumor suppressor locus make CDK4/6 a potential target in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC). However, a vast majority of PDAC cases do not harbor a durable response to monotherapy of CDK4/6 inhibitor. Utilizing remote loading to co-encapsulate CDK4/6 inhibitor palbociclib (PAL) and an autophagy inhibitor hydroxychloroquine (HCQ), we demonstrate a ratiometrically designed mesoporous silica nanoformulation with synergistic efficacy in subcutaneous and orthotopic PDAC mouse models. The synergism is attributed to the effective intratumoral buildup of PAL/HCQ, which otherwise exhibit distinctly different circulatory and biodistribution profile. PAL/HCQ co-delivery nanoparticles lead to the most effective shrinkage of PDAC compared to various controls, including free drug mixture. Immunohistochemistry reveals that PAL/HCQ co-delivery nanoparticles trigger anti-apoptotic pathway after repetitive intravenous administrations in mice. When combined with a Bcl inhibitor, the performance of co-delivery nanoparticles is further improved, leading to a long-lasting anti-PDAC effect in vivo.


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Autofagia/efeitos dos fármacos , Carcinoma Ductal Pancreático/tratamento farmacológico , Quinase 4 Dependente de Ciclina/antagonistas & inibidores , Quinase 6 Dependente de Ciclina/antagonistas & inibidores , Sistemas de Liberação de Medicamentos , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/tratamento farmacológico , Animais , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Sinergismo Farmacológico , Humanos , Hidroxicloroquina/administração & dosagem , Hidroxicloroquina/química , Hidroxicloroquina/farmacologia , Camundongos , Nanopartículas/administração & dosagem , Nanopartículas/química , Piperazinas/administração & dosagem , Piperazinas/química , Piperazinas/farmacologia , Piridinas/administração & dosagem , Piridinas/química , Piridinas/farmacologia , Dióxido de Silício/administração & dosagem , Dióxido de Silício/química , Dióxido de Silício/farmacologia , Resultado do Tratamento
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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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Cancer Treat Rev ; 89: 102062, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32659623

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Cabozantinib is an oral tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) approved for the treatment of patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC) at a dose of 60 mg/day. As with other TKIs, cabozantinib is associated with high interpatient variability in drug clearance and exposure that can significantly impact safety and tolerability across a patient population. To optimize cabozantinib exposure (maintaining efficacy and tolerability) for the individual, patients may require treatment interruption with dose reduction (40 mg/day and then 20 mg/day). In the pivotal Phase 3 METEOR trial, cabozantinib significantly improved overall survival, progression-free survival and the objective response rate compared with everolimus in patients with advanced RCC who had received previous treatment with a VEGFR TKI. Dose reductions were common for patients receiving cabozantinib (60%) but effective as only 9% discontinued treatment due to adverse events (AEs). In this review, we discuss pharmacometric analyses that evaluated the impact of cabozantinib dose on efficacy and safety outcomes during the METEOR study. Exposure-response models demonstrate that the risk of experiencing adverse events and dose reduction is increased in patients with low cabozantinib clearance versus typical clearance and decreased in patients with high clearance. Dose reduction of cabozantinib to manage AEs is predicted to have minimal impact on efficacy as AEs are more likely to occur in patients with low clearance and higher exposure to cabozantinib. These analyses further support a dose modification strategy to optimize cabozantinib exposure for individual patients.


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Anilidas/administração & dosagem , Carcinoma de Células Renais/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias Renais/tratamento farmacológico , Piridinas/administração & dosagem , Anilidas/efeitos adversos , Anilidas/farmacocinética , Antineoplásicos/administração & dosagem , Antineoplásicos/efeitos adversos , Antineoplásicos/farmacocinética , Carcinoma de Células Renais/metabolismo , Ensaios Clínicos Fase I como Assunto , Ensaios Clínicos Fase II como Assunto , Ensaios Clínicos Fase III como Assunto , Relação Dose-Resposta a Droga , Humanos , Neoplasias Renais/metabolismo , Modelos Estatísticos , Intervalo Livre de Progressão , Piridinas/efeitos adversos , Piridinas/farmacocinética , Ensaios Clínicos Controlados Aleatórios como Assunto , Receptores Proteína Tirosina Quinases/administração & dosagem , Receptores Proteína Tirosina Quinases/efeitos adversos , Receptores Proteína Tirosina Quinases/farmacocinética
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Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol ; 8(9): 748-761, 2020 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32730798

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BACKGROUND: Cushing's disease is a rare endocrine disorder characterised by cortisol overproduction with severe complications. Therapies for cortisol reduction are often necessary. Here we report the outcomes from the pivotal phase III study of osilodrostat (a potent oral inhibitor of cytochrome P450 11B1, mitochondrial [11ß-hydroxylase]; Novartis Pharma AG, Basel, Switzerland) in patients with Cushing's disease. METHODS: LINC 3 was a prospective, multicentre, open-label, phase III study with a double-blind randomised withdrawal period, that comprised four periods. Patients aged 18-75 years, with confirmed persistent or recurrent Cushing's disease (defined as mean 24-h urinary free cortisol [UFC] concentration >1·5 times the upper limit of normal [ULN] and morning plasma adrenocorticotropic hormone above the lower limit of normal) who had previously had pituitary surgery or irradiation, or were newly diagnosed and who refused surgery or were not surgical candidates, were recruited from 66 hospital sites and private clinical practices in 19 countries. In period 1, open-label osilodrostat was initiated in all participants and adjusted every 2 weeks (1-30 mg twice daily; film-coated tablets for oral administration) on the basis of mean 24-h UFC concentration and safety until week 12. In period 2, weeks 13-24, osilodrostat was continued at the therapeutic dose determined during period 1. In period 3, beginning at week 26, participants who had a mean 24-h UFC concentration of less than or equal to the ULN at week 24, without up-titration after week 12, were randomly assigned (1:1), via an interactive-response technology, stratified by osilodrostat dose at week 24 and history of pituitary irradiation, to continue osilodrostat or switch to placebo for 8 weeks. Participants and investigators were masked to treatment assignment. Ineligible participants continued open-label osilodrostat. In period 4, weeks 35-48, all participants were given open-label osilodrostat until core-study end. The primary objective was to compare the efficacy of osilodrostat versus placebo at the end of period 3. The primary endpoint was the proportion of participants who had been randomly assigned to treatment or placebo with a complete response (ie, mean 24-h UFC concentration of ≤ULN) at the end of the randomised withdrawal period (week 34), without up-titration during this period. The key secondary endpoint was the proportion of participants with a complete response at the end of the single-arm, open-label period (ie, period 2, week 24) without up-titration during weeks 13-24. Analysis was by intention-to-treat for all patients who received at least one dose of osilodrostat (full analysis set; key secondary endpoint) or randomised treatment (randomised analysis set; primary endpoint) and safety was assessed in all enrolled patients who received at least one dose of osilodrostat and had at least one post-baseline safety assessment. LINC 3 is registered with ClinicalTrials.gov, NCT02180217, and is now complete. FINDINGS: Between Nov 12, 2014, and March 22, 2017, 202 patients were screened and 137 were enrolled. The median age was 40·0 years (31·0-49·0) and 106 (77%) participants were female. 72 (53%) participants were eligible for randomisation during the withdrawal phase, of whom 36 were assigned to continue osilodrostat and 35 were assigned to placebo; one patient was not randomly assigned due to investigator decision and continued open-label osilodrostat. More patients maintained a complete response with osilodrostat versus with placebo at week 34 (31 [86%] vs ten [29%]; odds ratio 13·7 [95% CI 3·7-53·4]; p<0·0001). At week 24, 72 (53%; 95% CI 43·9-61·1) of 137 patients maintained a complete response without up-titration after week 12. Most common adverse events (ie, occurred in >25% of participants) were nausea (57 [42%]), headache (46 [34%]), fatigue (39 [28%]), and adrenal insufficiency (38 [28%]). Hypocortisolism occurred in 70 (51%) patients and adverse events related to adrenal hormone precursors occurred in 58 (42%) patients. One patient died, unrelated to study drug, after the core study phase. INTERPRETATION: Twice-daily osilodrostat rapidly reduced mean 24-h UFC and sustained this reduction alongside improvements in clinical signs of hypercortisolism; it was also generally well tolerated. Osilodrostat is an effective new treatment option that is approved in Europe for the treatment of endogenous Cushing's syndrome and in the USA for Cushing's disease. FUNDING: Novartis Pharma AG.


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Citocromo P-450 CYP11B2/antagonistas & inibidores , Imidazóis/administração & dosagem , Hipersecreção Hipofisária de ACTH/diagnóstico , Hipersecreção Hipofisária de ACTH/tratamento farmacológico , Piridinas/administração & dosagem , Administração Oral , Adulto , Citocromo P-450 CYP11B2/metabolismo , Método Duplo-Cego , Feminino , Humanos , Hidrocortisona/antagonistas & inibidores , Hidrocortisona/metabolismo , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Hipersecreção Hipofisária de ACTH/metabolismo , Estudos Prospectivos , Resultado do Tratamento
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PLoS One ; 15(7): e0235423, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32628699

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The root-knot nematode (Meloidogyne spp.) is one of the major challenges in eggplant (Solanum melongena L.) production. Fluopyram, known to be an effective fungicide, is also used for controlling root-knot nematode. However, in China, little information is currently available regarding the efficacy of fluopyram via chemigation against root-knot nematode and its effects on soil properties. For this, the objective of this work was to test mortality of root-knot nematode, functional diversity of soil microbial community, activity of soil enzyme after fluopyram applicated by chemigation. The results of two field experiments revealed that concentration of 60 g·ha-1 fluopyram applied with 200 L·ha-1 irrigation water at 2 L·h-1 flow velocity was the most effective chemigation parameters for controlling eggplant against root-knot nematode. The functional diversity of the soil microbial community was significantly affected by fluopyram. The activities of soil urease and ß-glucosidase decreased during the initial stages but recovered at later stages. In brief, fluopyram has advantageous for the efficient control of root-knot nematode with no deleterious effects on soil properties as well as chemigation is positive for application in karst landscape in Guangxi.


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Benzamidas/toxicidade , Piridinas/toxicidade , Microbiologia do Solo , Solo/química , Solanum melongena/parasitologia , Tylenchoidea/isolamento & purificação , Irrigação Agrícola/métodos , Fosfatase Alcalina/análise , Animais , Benzamidas/administração & dosagem , China , Microbiota/efeitos dos fármacos , Raízes de Plantas/parasitologia , Piridinas/administração & dosagem , Urease/análise , beta-Glucosidase/análise
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J Cancer Res Clin Oncol ; 146(10): 2575-2587, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32715436

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BACKGROUND: Limited treatment options are available in chemotherapy-refractory metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC). The objective was to conduct a systematic literature review (SLR) and exploratory network meta-analysis (NMA) to compare the tolerability and effectiveness of SIRT with Y-90 resin microspheres, regorafenib, TAS-102 (trifluridine/tipiracil), and best supportive care (BSC) as third-line treatment in patients with mCRC. METHODS: An SLR was conducted to identify studies comparing two or more of the treatments and reporting overall survival (OS), progression-free survival, tumor response, or adverse event (AE) incidence. An exploratory NMA was conducted to compare hazard ratios (HRs) for OS using Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) techniques. RESULTS: Seven studies were identified in the SLR: two double-blind randomized-controlled trials (RCT) for each drug, one open-label RCT, and two non-randomized comparative studies for SIRT. Patient selection criteria differed between studies, with SIRT studies including patients with liver-dominant colorectal metastases. Nausea and vomiting were more frequent with TAS-102 than regorafenib or SIRT; diarrhea was more common with TAS-102 and regorafenib than SIRT. The exploratory NMA suggested that all active treatments improved OS, with HRs of 0.48 (95% CrI 0.30-0.78) for SIRT with Y-90 resin microspheres, 0.63 (0.38-1.03) for TAS-102, and 0.67 (0.40-1.08) for regorafenib each compared to BSC. CONCLUSIONS: Regorafenib, TAS-102 and SIRT using Y-90 resin microspheres are more effective than BSC in third-line treatment of mCRC; however, study heterogeneity made comparisons between active treatments challenging. SIRT is a viable treatment for third-line mCRC and its favorable AE profile should be considered in the therapeutic decision-making process.


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Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica/uso terapêutico , Braquiterapia/métodos , Neoplasias Colorretais/dietoterapia , Neoplasias Colorretais/radioterapia , Compostos de Fenilureia/uso terapêutico , Piridinas/uso terapêutico , Pirrolidinas/uso terapêutico , Trifluridina/uso terapêutico , Uracila/análogos & derivados , Radioisótopos de Ítrio/administração & dosagem , Método Duplo-Cego , Combinação de Medicamentos , Humanos , Microesferas , Metástase Neoplásica , Metanálise em Rede , Cuidados Paliativos/métodos , Compostos de Fenilureia/administração & dosagem , Intervalo Livre de Progressão , Piridinas/administração & dosagem , Pirrolidinas/administração & dosagem , Ensaios Clínicos Controlados Aleatórios como Assunto , Trifluridina/administração & dosagem , Uracila/administração & dosagem , Uracila/uso terapêutico
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N Engl J Med ; 383(4): 309-320, 2020 07 23.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32640124

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BACKGROUND: Baloxavir marboxil (baloxavir) is a polymerase acidic protein (PA) endonuclease inhibitor with clinical efficacy in the treatment of uncomplicated influenza, including in outpatients at increased risk for complications. The postexposure prophylactic efficacy of baloxavir in the household setting is unclear. METHODS: We conducted a multicenter, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial to evaluate the postexposure prophylactic efficacy of baloxavir in household contacts of index patients with confirmed influenza during the 2018-2019 season in Japan. The participants were assigned in a 1:1 ratio to receive either a single dose of baloxavir or placebo. The primary end point was clinical influenza, as confirmed by reverse-transcriptase-polymerase-chain-reaction testing, over a period of 10 days. The occurrence of baloxavir-selected PA substitutions associated with reduced susceptibility was assessed. RESULTS: A total of 752 household contacts of 545 index patients were randomly assigned to receive baloxavir or placebo. Among the index patients, 95.6% had influenza A virus infection, 73.6% were younger than 12 years of age, and 52.7% received baloxavir. Among the participants who could be evaluated (374 in the baloxavir group and 375 in the placebo group), the percentage in whom clinical influenza developed was significantly lower in the baloxavir group than in the placebo group (1.9% vs. 13.6%) (adjusted risk ratio, 0.14; 95% confidence interval [CI], 0.06 to 0.30; P<0.001). Baloxavir was effective in high-risk, pediatric, and unvaccinated subgroups of participants. The risk of influenza infection, regardless of symptoms, was lower with baloxavir than with placebo (adjusted risk ratio, 0.43; 95% CI, 0.32 to 0.58). The incidence of adverse events was similar in the two groups (22.2% in the baloxavir group and 20.5% in the placebo group). In the baloxavir group, the viral PA substitutions I38T/M or E23K were detected in 10 (2.7%) and 5 (1.3%) participants, respectively. No transmission of these variants from baloxavir-treated index patients to participants in the placebo group was detected; however, several instances of transmission to participants in the baloxavir group could not be ruled out. CONCLUSIONS: Single-dose baloxavir showed significant postexposure prophylactic efficacy in preventing influenza in household contacts of patients with influenza. (Funded by Shionogi; Japan Primary Registries Network number, JapicCTI-184180.).


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Antivirais/uso terapêutico , Transmissão de Doença Infecciosa/prevenção & controle , Vírus da Influenza A , Influenza Humana/prevenção & controle , Oxazinas/uso terapêutico , Piridinas/uso terapêutico , Tiepinas/uso terapêutico , Triazinas/uso terapêutico , Administração Oral , Adolescente , Adulto , Idoso , Antivirais/administração & dosagem , Antivirais/efeitos adversos , Criança , Pré-Escolar , Método Duplo-Cego , Endonucleases/antagonistas & inibidores , Família , Feminino , Humanos , Vírus da Influenza A/genética , Vírus da Influenza A/isolamento & purificação , Influenza Humana/transmissão , Influenza Humana/virologia , Análise de Intenção de Tratamento , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Oxazinas/administração & dosagem , Oxazinas/efeitos adversos , Piridinas/administração & dosagem , Piridinas/efeitos adversos , Reação em Cadeia da Polimerase Via Transcriptase Reversa , Tiepinas/administração & dosagem , Tiepinas/efeitos adversos , Triazinas/administração & dosagem , Triazinas/efeitos adversos
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Cochrane Database Syst Rev ; 6: CD012735, 2020 06 19.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32557581

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BACKGROUND: Pitavastatin is the newest statin on the market, and the dose-related magnitude of effect of pitavastatin on blood lipids is not known. OBJECTIVES: Primary objective To quantify the effects of various doses of pitavastatin on the surrogate markers: LDL cholesterol, total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol and triglycerides in participants with and without cardiovascular disease. To compare the effect of pitavastatin on surrogate markers with other statins.  Secondary objectives To quantify the effect of various doses of pitavastatin on withdrawals due to adverse effects.  SEARCH METHODS: The Cochrane Hypertension Information Specialist searched the following databases for trials up to March 2019: the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL, Issue 2, 2019), MEDLINE (from 1946), Embase (from 1974), the World Health Organization International Clinical Trials Registry Platform, and ClinicalTrials.gov. We also contacted authors of relevant papers regarding further published and unpublished work. The searches had no language restrictions. SELECTION CRITERIA: RCT and controlled before-and-after studies evaluating the dose response of different fixed doses of pitavastatin on blood lipids over a duration of three to 12 weeks in participants of any age with and without cardiovascular disease. DATA COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS: Two review authors independently assessed eligibility criteria for studies to be included, and extracted data. We entered data from RCT and controlled before-and-after studies into Review Manager 5 as continuous and generic inverse variance data, respectively. Withdrawals due to adverse effects (WDAE) information was collected from the RCTs. We assessed all included trials using the Cochrane 'Risk of bias' tool under the categories of allocation (selection bias), blinding (performance bias and detection bias), incomplete outcome data (attrition bias), selective reporting (reporting bias), and other potential sources of bias. MAIN RESULTS: Forty-seven studies (five RCTs and 42 before-and-after studies) evaluated the dose-related efficacy of pitavastatin in 5436 participants. The participants were of any age with and without cardiovascular disease, and pitavastatin effects were studied within a treatment period of three to 12 weeks. Log dose-response data over doses of 1 mg to 16 mg revealed strong linear dose-related effects on blood total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol and triglycerides. There was no dose-related effect of pitavastatin on blood HDL cholesterol, which was increased by 4% on average by pitavastatin. Pitavastatin 1 mg/day to 16 mg/day reduced LDL cholesterol by 33.3% to 54.7%, total cholesterol by 23.3% to 39.0% and triglycerides by 13.0% to 28.1%. For every two-fold dose increase, there was a 5.35% (95% CI 3.32 to 7.38) decrease in blood LDL cholesterol, a 3.93% (95% CI 2.35 to 5.50) decrease in blood total cholesterol and a 3.76% (95% CI 1.03 to 6.48) decrease in blood triglycerides. The certainty of evidence for these effects was judged to be high. When compared to other statins for its effect to reduce LDL cholesterol, pitavastatin is about 6-fold more potent than atorvastatin, 1.7-fold more potent than rosuvastatin, 77-fold more potent than fluvastatin and 3.3-fold less potent than cerivastatin. For the placebo group, there were no participants who withdrew due to an adverse effect per 109 subjects and for all doses of pitavastatin, there were three participants who withdrew due to an adverse effect per 262 subjects. AUTHORS' CONCLUSIONS: Pitavastatin lowers blood total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol and triglyceride in a dose-dependent linear fashion. Based on the effect on LDL cholesterol, pitavastatin is about 6-fold more potent than atorvastatin, 1.7-fold more potent than rosuvastatin, 77-fold more potent than fluvastatin and 3.3-fold less potent than cerivastatin. There were not enough data to determine risk of withdrawal due to adverse effects due to pitavastatin.


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Inibidores de Hidroximetilglutaril-CoA Redutases/administração & dosagem , Lipídeos/sangue , Quinolinas/administração & dosagem , Atorvastatina/administração & dosagem , Doenças Cardiovasculares/sangue , Doenças Cardiovasculares/prevenção & controle , HDL-Colesterol/sangue , LDL-Colesterol/sangue , Estudos Controlados Antes e Depois , Esquema de Medicação , Feminino , Fluvastatina/administração & dosagem , Humanos , Masculino , Piridinas/administração & dosagem , Ensaios Clínicos Controlados Aleatórios como Assunto , Rosuvastatina Cálcica/administração & dosagem , Fatores Sexuais , Triglicerídeos/sangue
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Tumour Biol ; 42(6): 1010428320925237, 2020 Jun.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32484056

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The KCNB1 gene variants were differentially associated with cancers. However, their association with colorectal cancer has not yet been explored. We investigated the contribution of the KCNB1 gene variants rs3331, rs1051295, and indel (insertion/deletion) rs11468831 Polymorphism as predictors of the treatment response in colorectal cancer patients. A retrospective study, which involved 291 Tunisian colorectal cancer patients (aged 60.0 ± 13.1 years), who were stratified into responder and non-responder groups, according to TNM stages and their responsiveness to chemotherapy based on fluorouracil. KCNB1 genotyping was performed with amplification-refractory mutation system-polymerase chain reaction, and was confirmed by Sanger sequencing. Sex-specific response was found and colorectal cancer females are less likely to achieve a positive response during the chemotherapy strategy, compared to males. Weight and body mass index, tumor size, and tumor localization are considered as predictive factors to treatment responsiveness. Carriage of rs11468831 Ins allele was significantly associated with successful therapy achievement (p adjusted < 0.001). Stratification of colorectal cancer patients' response according to tumor localization and TNM stages reveals negative association of rs3331 Major allele to treatment response among the patients with advanced cancer stages (subgroup G2). The presence of rs3331 (homozygous minor) C/C genotype was positively associated with decline in carcino-embryonic antigen (p = 0.043) and CA19-9 (p = 0.014) serum levels. On the other hand, the presence of rs1051295 (homozygous minor) A/A genotype was correlated with marked decline in CA19-9 serum levels. KCNB1 haplotype did not reveal any association between haplotypes and treatment response. The results obtained suggest that gender-specific strategies for screening treatment and prevention protocols as well as KCNB1 variants may constitute an effective model for ongoing personalization medicine.


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Biomarcadores Tumorais/genética , Neoplasias Colorretais/tratamento farmacológico , Estudos de Associação Genética , Canais de Potássio Shab/genética , Antígenos Glicosídicos Associados a Tumores/sangue , Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica/administração & dosagem , Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica/efeitos adversos , Antígeno Carcinoembrionário/sangue , Neoplasias Colorretais/genética , Neoplasias Colorretais/patologia , Neoplasias Colorretais/cirurgia , Feminino , Fluoruracila/administração & dosagem , Fluoruracila/efeitos adversos , Genótipo , Humanos , Mutação INDEL/genética , Leucovorina/administração & dosagem , Leucovorina/efeitos adversos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Estadiamento de Neoplasias , Compostos Organoplatínicos/administração & dosagem , Compostos Organoplatínicos/efeitos adversos , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único/genética , Medicina de Precisão , Piridinas/administração & dosagem , Piridinas/efeitos adversos , Caracteres Sexuais , Resultado do Tratamento
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(23): e20667, 2020 Jun 05.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32502055

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RATIONALE: Pulmonary sarcomatoid carcinoma (PSC) is an uncommon type of non-small cell lung cancer, exhibiting aggressive behavior and resistance to the conventional chemoradiotherapy. To date, the optimal treatment for PSC has not been elucidated. PATIENT CONCERNS: Three male patients including a 69-year-old smoker (Case 1), a 45-year-old non-smoker (Case 2), and a 69-year-old smoker (Case 3) were admitted because of cough, back pain, and loss of body weight respectively. DIAGNOSES: Radiographical examinations in these patients showed bulky intrathoracic lesions, which were pathologically diagnosed as PSC staging III-IV by computed tomography-guided percutaneous biopsy and endoscopy. INTERVENTIONS: Immunotherapy was not covered by their health insurance and they refused immune checkpoint inhibitors for financial reasons. In addition, a radical resection was not appropriate due to the advanced staging of these lesions. Therefore, first-line albumin-bound paclitaxel (nab-paclitaxel, 260 mg/m of the body surface area) and carboplatin (area under curve 5) combined with oral apatinib (425 mg, daily) were administered empirically. OUTCOMES: Two patients achieved a partial response and the other case showed stable disease lasting for more than 6 months. However, 1 of them indicated progression on the 7-month follow up. LESSONS: Nab-paclitaxel/carboplatin plus apatinib showed limited short-term efficacy in advanced, unresectable PSC. The rapid resistance of PSC to the current therapeutic regimen necessitates further researches, as more effective agents are urgently needed.


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Albuminas/administração & dosagem , Antineoplásicos/administração & dosagem , Carboplatina/administração & dosagem , Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias Pulmonares/tratamento farmacológico , Paclitaxel/administração & dosagem , Piridinas/administração & dosagem , Idoso , Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica/administração & dosagem , Biópsia , Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/diagnóstico por imagem , Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/patologia , Humanos , Neoplasias Pulmonares/diagnóstico por imagem , Neoplasias Pulmonares/patologia , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , não Fumantes , Fumantes , Tomografia Computadorizada por Raios X
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J Cancer Res Ther ; 16(2): 250-257, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32474509

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Context and Aims: Apatinib combined with transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) has shown promising results in cases of Barcelona clinic liver cancer Stage C (BCLC C) hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). This study aimed to investigate the efficacy and safety of TACE in combination with microwave ablation (MWA) and apatinib. Materials and Methods: A retrospective, single.center study was undertaken using a one.to.one propensity score matching (PSM) analysis design and involved BCLC C HCC patients who underwent treatment with TACE.MWA.apatinib or TACE alone between January 2013 and June 2018. The patients were recommended to administer 500mg apatinib per day, combined with MWA and TACE. The adverse effects of apatinib, MWA. and TACE.related complications, progression.free survival (PFS), and overall survival (OS) were assessed. Results: Of the 149 patients with BCLC C HCC who underwent TACE.MWA.apatinib or TACE alone, 131 were included in our study. Among them, 21 (16.0%) received TACE.MWA.apatinib and 110 (84.0%) underwent TACE alone. After PSM, twenty pairs were enrolled into different treatment groups. Patients in the TACE.MWA.apatinib group had a significantly longer median PFS than patients in the TACE.alone group on both before (median, 8.9 vs. 1.7 months, P = 0.0002) and after PSM (median, 5.4 vs. 2.1 months, P = 0.001). They also had a significantly longer median OS than patients in the TACE.alone group on before (median, 24.4 vs. 5.8 months, P = 0.000007) and after PSM (median, 24.4 vs. 5.4 months, P = 0.00005). Conclusions: The combination of apatinib, TACE, and MWA in BCLC C HCC patients is safe and effective. Toxicity is manageable by adjusting the apatinib dosage.


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Carcinoma Hepatocelular/terapia , Quimioembolização Terapêutica/mortalidade , Neoplasias Hepáticas/terapia , Micro-Ondas/uso terapêutico , Piridinas/administração & dosagem , Ablação por Radiofrequência/mortalidade , Carcinoma Hepatocelular/patologia , Terapia Combinada , Progressão da Doença , Feminino , Humanos , Neoplasias Hepáticas/patologia , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Estadiamento de Neoplasias , Pontuação de Propensão , Inibidores de Proteínas Quinases/administração & dosagem , Estudos Retrospectivos , Taxa de Sobrevida
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J Cancer Res Ther ; 16(2): 327-334, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32474520

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Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the most common malignant tumors. Currently, the main effective treatment options for HCC include resection, liver transplantation, various percutaneous modalities (such as transarterial chemoembolization [TACE] and thermal ablation), and tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs). Herein, we have proposed a novel therapy which consists of TACE, ablation, tyrosine kinase inhibitors, and immunotherapy (TATI) for patients with advanced HCC). We reported the therapeutic effects of TATI in four patients with advanced HCC. All patients underwent TACE treatment at the beginning of disease diagnosis. During follow-up, all patients were treated with microwave ablation because of a residual tumor or recurrence. For tumor control, apatinib, a TKI, was administered after ablation. If the tumor was resistant to the TKI, we continued to apatinib therapy in combination with immunotherapy (camrelizumab). All the four patients had better survival benefits and no serious adverse effects.


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Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica/uso terapêutico , Carcinoma Hepatocelular/terapia , Ablação por Cateter/métodos , Quimioembolização Terapêutica/métodos , Neoplasias Hepáticas/terapia , Micro-Ondas/uso terapêutico , Recidiva Local de Neoplasia/terapia , Idoso , Anticorpos Monoclonais Humanizados/administração & dosagem , Carcinoma Hepatocelular/imunologia , Carcinoma Hepatocelular/patologia , Humanos , Hipertermia Induzida/métodos , Fatores Imunológicos , Neoplasias Hepáticas/imunologia , Neoplasias Hepáticas/patologia , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Recidiva Local de Neoplasia/imunologia , Recidiva Local de Neoplasia/patologia , Piridinas/administração & dosagem , Resultado do Tratamento
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Lancet Infect Dis ; 20(10): 1204-1214, 2020 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32526195

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BACKGROUND: Baloxavir marboxil (hereafter baloxavir), a selective inhibitor of influenza cap-dependent endonuclease, was approved in 2018 in the USA and Japan for the treatment of uncomplicated influenza in otherwise healthy individuals aged 12 years and older. We aimed to study the efficacy of baloxavir in outpatients at high risk of developing influenza-associated complications. METHODS: We did a double-blind, placebo-controlled and oseltamivir-controlled trial in outpatients aged 12 years and older in 551 sites in 17 countries and territories. Eligible patients had clinically diagnosed influenza-like illness, at least one risk factor for influenza-associated complications (eg, age older than 65 years), and a symptom duration of less than 48 h. Patients were stratified by baseline symptom score (≤14 vs ≥15), pre-existing and worsened symptoms at onset of illness compared with pre-influenza (yes or no), region (Asia, North America and Europe, or southern hemisphere), and weight (<80 kg vs ≥80 kg), and randomly assigned (1:1:1) via an interactive web-response system to either a single weight-based dose of baloxavir (40 mg for patients weighing <80 kg and 80 mg for patients weighing ≥80 kg; baloxavir group), oseltamivir 75 mg twice daily for 5 days (oseltamivir group), or matching placebo (placebo group). All patients, investigators, study personnel, and data analysts were masked to treatment assignment until database lock. The primary endpoint was time to improvement of influenza symptoms (TTIIS) in the modified intention-to-treat population, which included all patients who received at least one dose of study drug and had RT-PCR-confirmed influenza virus infection. Safety was assessed in all patients who receved at least one dose of study drug. This trial is registered with ClinicalTrials.gov, NCT02949011. FINDINGS: 2184 patients were enrolled from Jan 11, 2017, to March 30, 2018, and randomly assigned to receive baloxavir (n=730), placebo (n=729), or oseltamivir (n=725). The modified intention-to-treat population included 1163 patients: 388 in the baloxavir group, 386 in the placebo group, and 389 in the oseltamivir group. 557 (48%) of 1163 patients had influenza A H3N2, 484 (42%) had influenza B, 80 (7%) had influenza A H1N1, 14 patients had a mixed infection, and 28 had infections with non-typable viruses. The median TTIIS was shorter in the baloxavir group (73·2 h [95% CI 67·2 to 85·1]) than in the placebo group (102·3 h [92·7 to 113·1]; difference 29·1 h [95% CI 14·6 to 42·8]; p<0·0001). The median TTIIS in the oseltamivir group was 81·0 h (95% CI 69·4 to 91·5), with a difference from the baloxavir group of 7·7 h (-7·9 to 22·7). Adverse events were reported in 183 (25%) of 730 patients in the baloxavir group, 216 (30%) of 727 in the placebo group, and 202 (28%) of 721 in the oseltamivir group. Serious adverse events were noted in five patients in the baloxavir group, nine patients in the placebo group, and eight patients in the oseltamivir group; one case each of hypertension and nausea in the placebo group and two cases of transaminase elevation in the oseltamivir group were considered to be treatment related. Polymerase acidic protein variants with Ile38Thr, Ile38Met, or Ile38Asn substitutions conferring reduced baloxavir susceptibility emerged in 15 (5%) of 290 baloxavir recipients assessed for amino acid substitutions in the virus. INTERPRETATION: Single-dose baloxavir has superior efficacy to placebo and similar efficacy to oseltamivir for ameliorating influenza symptoms in high-risk outpatients. The safety of baloxavir was comparable to placebo. This study supports early therapy for patients at high risk of complications of influenza to speed clinical recovery and reduce complications. FUNDING: Shionogi.


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Antivirais/uso terapêutico , Influenza Humana/tratamento farmacológico , Oseltamivir/uso terapêutico , Oxazinas/uso terapêutico , Piridinas/uso terapêutico , Tiepinas/uso terapêutico , Triazinas/uso terapêutico , Adolescente , Adulto , Idoso , Antivirais/administração & dosagem , Criança , Método Duplo-Cego , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Oxazinas/administração & dosagem , Piridinas/administração & dosagem , Tiepinas/administração & dosagem , Triazinas/administração & dosagem , Adulto Jovem
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