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International Journal of Drug Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 254)
Journal of Clinical Oncology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 242)
Journal of Medicinal Chemistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 157)
Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 155)
Drugs     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 146)
Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 98)
Pharmaceutical Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 94)
European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 86)
Drug Safety     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 83)
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American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Clinical Trials     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
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Critical Reviews in Clinical Laboratory Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
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Toxicology Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
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Psychopharmacology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
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American Journal of Therapeutics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
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Journal of the American Pharmacists Association     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Clinical Research and Regulatory Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Seminars in Hematology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Drug Discovery Today: Technologies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Current Pharmaceutical Design     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
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Toxicology in Vitro     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
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Seminars in Oncology Nursing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Biochemical Pharmacology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
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Drugs & Aging     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
European Neuropsychopharmacology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Food Additives & Contaminants Part A     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
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Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
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Prescriber     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
ChemMedChem     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Current Opinion in Pharmacology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
European Journal of Pharmacology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Inhalation Toxicology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Antiviral Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
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Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Human & Experimental Toxicology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Drug Delivery     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
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Frontiers in Drug Design & Discovery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Expert Review of Pharmacoeconomics & Outcomes Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Toxicology Mechanisms and Methods     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
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Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology and Physiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Epilepsy Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Clinical Drug Investigation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Toxicology and Industrial Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Skin Pharmacology and Physiology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
AAPS PharmSciTech     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Current Drug Discovery Technologies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Current Drug Delivery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Current Therapeutic Research     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Neuropharmacology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Current Drug Metabolism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Fitoterapia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Expert Review of Molecular Diagnostics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Expert Review of Anti-infective Therapy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Anti-Infective Agents     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Toxicon     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Medicinal Research Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Investigational New Drugs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Anti-Inflammatory & Anti-Allergy Agents in Medicinal Chemistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Current Cancer Therapy Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Reviews of Physiology, Biochemistry and Pharmacology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Planta Medica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Current Vascular Pharmacology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Pharmaceutical Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
CNS Drug Reviews     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Inpharma Weekly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Labelled Compounds and Radiopharmaceuticals     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Immunopharmacology and Immunotoxicology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Marketing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Inflammation Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Pharmacology & Therapeutics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Physiology International     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Cardiovascular Therapeutics     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
ASSAY and Drug Development Technologies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Pharmacopsychiatry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Chemotherapy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Therapeutic Drug Monitoring     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Current Drug Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
PharmacoEconomics & Outcomes News     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Aerosol Medicine and Pulmonary Drug Delivery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Ethnopharmacology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Drug Resistance Updates     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Pain Management & Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Therapeutics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Current Pharmacogenomics and Personalized Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Acta Pharmacologica Sinica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Microbial Drug Resistance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Frontiers in Medicinal Chemistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Human Psychopharmacology Clinical and Experimental     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
BMC Pharmacology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
The Brown University Psychopharmacology Update     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Clinical Psychopharmacology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Drug Targeting     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Inflammopharmacology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Inflammation     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Fundamental & Clinical Pharmacology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Behavioural Pharmacology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Vascular Pharmacology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Pulmonary Pharmacology & Therapeutics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
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Drugs in R & D     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
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Archiv der Pharmazie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
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Chemotherapy
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Citation Impact (citeScore): 2
Number of Followers: 3  
 
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ISSN (Print) 0009-3157 - ISSN (Online) 1421-9794
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  • Drug interactions causing warfarin overdose in a patient with a pancreatic
           cancer : a case report.

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      Abstract: Mistletoe, Viscum album, is a medicinal plant used in complementary medicine in oncology. Patients don’t necessarily mention to their oncologist this phytotherapeutic treatment which may be responsible for unsuspected drug interactions. Some patients are adept at taking medicinal plants, a practice often unknown to health professionals who take care of it. This case reports drugs interactions leading to bleeding secondary to warfarin overdose. A patient over 75 years old was treated with nab-paclitaxel and gemcitabine a first course for a metastatic pancreatic adenocarcinoma (day 0). He was also treated with warfarin for atrial fibrillation. At day 3, he reported faintness and melena. At day 5, the biological assessment revealed an anemia with an hemoglobinemia of 5.1 g/dL and an International Normalized Ratio (INR) of 7.3, indicating a Vitamin K Antagonist (VKA) overdose. Warfarin was discontinued and the patient received a vitamin K supplementation and transfusions. The final diagnosis was an anemic syndrome due to gastrointestinal bleeding secondary to VKA overdose. Based on the chronology, a drug interaction between chemotherapy and warfarin was first suspected. Then, the patient interview found out that he self-medicated with subcutaneous injections of mistletoe extracts: 10 mg on day 0 and on day 2. Nab-paclitaxel can displace warfarin from its albumin binding sites and increase the free and active concentration of warfarin. Mistletoe extracts (Viscum album ) are used as complementary medicine in oncology. Warfarin is predominantly metabolized in the liver by 1A2, 2C9 and 3A4 cytochrome P450 (CYP) isoforms. An inhibitor of these cytochromes prevents the degradation of warfarin into inactive metabolites, leading to accumulation or even overdose of this narrow therapeutic index VKA. Nab-paclitaxel and gemcitabine do not act on these cytochromes. Viscum album is a cytochrome P450 3A4 inhibitor which therefore probably led to an increase in exposure to warfarin. Thus, there are two pharmacokinetic hypotheses that may explain warfarin overdose: the displacement warfarin from its albumin binding sites or the inhibition of CYP3A4 by mistletoe.

      PubDate: Tue, 29 Nov 2022 07:32:48 +010
       
  • Contents Vol. 67, 2022

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      Chemotherapy 2022;67:I–IV
      PubDate: Wed, 23 Nov 2022 13:48:59 +010
       
  • Acknowledgement to Reviewers

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      Chemotherapy 2022;67:269
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  • Ibrutinib and Bruton’s tyrosine kinase inhibitors in chronic lymphocytic
           leukemia: focus on atrial fibrillation and ventricular
           tachyarrhythmias/sudden cardiac death

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      Abstract: Background: The natural history of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) was dramatically improved by the introduction of ibrutinib, a Bruton’s kinase (BTK) inhibitor. In this review we aimed to summarize and critically evaluate the association between first and second generation BTK inhibitors and the risk of atrial fibrillation (AF) and ventricular arrhythmias (VA). Summary: Since the first clinical experience, the development of AF was observed as the result of off-target effects that likely combined with patient’s predisposing risk factors and concomitant cardiac morbidities. More recently both ibrutinib dose reduction and arrhythmia management allowed long-term treatment, with positive effects on progression-free survival and reduced all-cause mortality as well. Second-generation BTK inhibitors, acalabrutinib and zanubrutinib have been tested and validated in CLL. A lower occurrence of AF as compared with ibrutinib has been found, although AF has always been a secondary endpoint of all studies that probed these agents. Key Messages: For this reason, caution should be exercised before concluding that second-generation BTK inhibitors are safer than ibrutinib. Recent data on the effectiveness of ibrutinib over a follow-up of 8 years show a remarkable benefit on all-cause mortality, which is of great value also for interpreting the clinical impact of the few cases of VA and sudden cardiac death (SCD) reported for ibrutinib, independently of QT lengthening. Since a risk of VA and SCD has been recently reported also during treatment with second-generation BTK inhibitors, it appears that this risk, usually reaching its maximum size effect at long-term follow-up, likely denotes a class effect of BTK-inhibitors.

      PubDate: Thu, 10 Nov 2022 22:26:22 +010
       
  • Fulminant type 1 diabetes mellitus caused by long-term nivolumab
           administration followed by nivolumab plus cabozantinib combination

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      Abstract: Nivolumab, an immune checkpoint inhibitor (ICI), is now used to treat many advanced cancers, including non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and renal cancer. Immune-related adverse events are characteristic side effects of ICIs. Among them, fulminant type 1 diabetes mellitus is an infrequent but potentially life-threatening and clinically significant concern. Cabozantinib is known as a multi-kinase inhibitor. In recent years, combination therapy with nivolumab and cabozantinib has begun to be used to treat renal cell carcinoma. A 74-year-old man with no history of diabetes was treated with nivolumab for 5 years for NSCLC, followed by the combination of nivolumab and cabozantinib for clear cell renal cell carcinoma. He was diagnosed with fulminant type 1 diabetes 5 weeks after starting combination therapy, with symptoms of nausea and dry mouth. He was admitted to the intensive care unit and improved clinically with continuous insulin infusion and saline. The involvement of cabozantinib in the development of fulminant type 1 diabetes with long-term nivolumab use, which has not been reported previously, is unknown, but caution may be necessary in terms of glycemic control in combination therapy with nivolumab and cabozantinib.

      PubDate: Thu, 03 Nov 2022 21:09:27 +010
       
  • Targeted therapy of non-small cell lung cancer and liver cancer:
           functional nanocarriers for the delivery of cisplatin and tissue factor
           pathway inhibitor-2

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      Abstract: Introduction: To construct folic acid-modified PEGylated paramagnetic nanoparticles (MNP) co-carrying tissue factor pathway inhibitor-2 (TFPI-2) and cisplatin (CDDP), and to study the molecular-targeting and inhibitory effects of the nanocomposite on non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and liver cancer.Methods: Nanocomposites were prepared using amino-modified iron oxide nanoparticles as carriers, co-loading CDDP and PEGylated FA/TFPI-2. Transmission electron microscopy, UV absorption spectrum, and dynamic light scattering were employed to characterize the morphology, structure, particle size, and zeta potential of the nanocomposite. Phenylenediamine method was used to detect the loading of CDDP, and the CCK-8 assay was used to detect the toxic effect of the nanocomposite on HUVECs, A549, and NCI-H460 cells. In tumor-bearing mice models, the antitumor effects of the nanocomposites were assessed using TUNEL staining (at the molecular level), reverse transcriptase quantitative polymerase chain reaction (at the gene level), hematoxylin and eosin staining (at the cellular level), and the appearance of the mice models. Results: The synthesized FA-MNP/CDDP/TFPI-2 nanocomposite was uniformly dispersed and spherical in shape (approximate diameter: 10 nm). The zeta potential of particles was −9.44 mV, and the average particle size was 25 nm. The loading amount of cisplatin was 70.24 μg/mL (23.33%). The nanocomposite was nontoxic to HUVECs, while it showed a favorable inhibitory effect on A549 and NCI-H460 cells. In vivo experiments in mice demonstrated satisfactory imaging properties and therapeutic effects of nanocomposite against liver cancer.Discussion: FA-MNP/CDDP/TFPI-2 may provide insights for the development of new chemotherapeutic drugs.

      PubDate: Thu, 03 Nov 2022 21:02:09 +010
       
  • Clinical analysis of extrapulmonary neuroendocrine carcinoma: a
           retrospective and single institution experience

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      Abstract: Introduction: Extrapulmonary neuroendocrine carcinoma (EPNEC) is a clinicopathological entity distinct from neuroendocrine carcinoma (NEC) of the lung. Here, we reviewed the clinical features, treatment modalities, and prognosis of EPNEC patients in a single-institution series.Methods: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of EPNEC patients, and examined the clinical profiles and treatment outcomes at our hospital between 2013 and 2021.Results: Thirty-one EPNEC patients (21 men, 10 women) with a median age of 65 years were included. The primary sites were as follows: stomach (n = 7); rectum and bladder (n=3 each); prostate, esophagus, cervix and pancreas (n=2 each); maxillary sinus, parotid gland, gallbladder, anal canal, larynx, uterine body, ovary, appendix, anterior mediastinum, and unknown primary lesion (n = 1 each). Thirteen patients had locally advanced stage and 18 cases had distant metastases. Chemotherapy using platinum-combined CPT-11 or VP-16 was mainly performed. Various therapeutic modalities were used, especially in locally advanced cases. Ten patients underwent surgery, including initial surgery in 5 and conversion in 5 after chemotherapy. The response rate to initial chemotherapy was 56.5% and the median overall survival in all patients was 12.8 (95%CI: 9.6–34.5) months. Survival was significantly longer in patients with locally advanced (80.3 months) and receiving surgery (not reached) than in those with metastatic disease (9.9 months) and without surgery (9.6 months).Disscussion/Conclusion: EPNEC occurs in various organs and has poor prognosis. Long-term survival may be possible with surgical resection in cases with early-stage disease or tumor shrinkage due to chemotherapy.

      PubDate: Thu, 03 Nov 2022 07:48:45 +010
       
  • Initiating treatment with low Fluorouracil dose and titrating according to
           blood levels in patients treated with a 46-hour continuous infusion.

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      Abstract: Introduction: Fluorouracil (5-FU) pharmacokinetics are variable, leading to risk of toxicity in some patients and under-dosing in others. Therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) of 5-FU was shown to reduce toxicity and increase efficacy. This study assessed the clinical utility of starting treatment with 70-80% of BSA calculated dose and titrating according to 5-FU blood levels and toxicity. Methods: A retrospective analysis of a prospectively collected database of 126 patients treated with regimens containing 5-FU bolus and continuous infusion for 46 hours for whom 5-FU blood level was collected at least once. Response, date of progression and death were collected for patients with colon and pancreatic cancer. Results: In multivariate analysis, 5-FU blood levels correlated with 5-FU dose and with age, albeit a small effect size (coefficient = 0.007). Of patients with colon cancer treated with an initial lower 5-FU dose, 18% had a therapeutic 5-FU blood level. Median survival was similar in patients with metastatic colon cancer treated with lower doses and those treated with a full dose. Of patients with pancreatic cancer treated with lower doses, 40% had therapeutic blood levels. Median survival was 13 months in patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer treated with lower 5-FU doses. Conclusion: Starting treatment with low 5-FU dose was associated with patient survival comparable to other published data and a sizeable percentage of patients had therapeutic blood levels. This approach can be considered, especially in elderly and frail patients.

      PubDate: Fri, 21 Oct 2022 11:50:55 +020
       
  • Does the Timing of Eribulin Treatment for Advanced or Metastatic Breast
           Cancer Matter' Evidence from a Real-World Setting

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      Abstract: Background: This study aimed to examine the effectiveness and safety of eribulin used as an early-line (EL, i.e., first-/second-line) versus late-line (LL, i.e., third-line and beyond) chemotherapy for recurrent advanced or metastatic breast cancer (A/MBC) patients. Methods: This study conducted a retrospective observation of A/MBC patients initiating eribulin between January 1, 2015, and June 30, 2019, using medical database at a university-affiliated teaching hospital in Taiwan. Patients were assigned into either the EL or LL group based on the timing of respective eribulin treatments and were observed for at least 6 months up to December 2019 for progression-free survival (PFS), time to treatment failure (TTF), overall survival (OS), disease response, and occurrence of adverse events. The Kaplan-Meier and Cox proportional hazard regression survival analyses were performed. Results: Of 127 patients, 23.6% (n = 30) and 76.4% (n = 97) were assigned to the EL and LL groups, respectively, between which no difference in patient characteristics was noted. Median PFS and TTF were 6.5 months and 5.0 months for the EL and 4.2 months and 3.4 months for the LL, respectively. Median OS could not be estimated in the EL group and was 20.5 months in the LL group. Eribulin as an EL treatment was the only factor associated with longer TTF and OS, whereas the number of metastatic sites was additionally associated with PFS in the multivariate analysis. No complete response was reported in either group, but a partial response was obtained in 6.7% in the EL group and 3.1% in the LL group. The common adverse events between two groups were similar, including leukopenia (80.0%), neutropenia (76.7%), and anemia (60.0%). Conclusions: The eribulin used as an EL of chemotherapy was effective for A/MBC patients with known toxicities in this study, while eribulin as the LL chemotherapy showed consistent results with previous reports.
      Chemotherapy
      PubDate: Thu, 15 Sep 2022 10:48:38 +020
       
  • SARS-CoV-2 infection in patients treated with azacitidine and venetoclax
           for acute leukemia – a report of a case series treated in a single
           institution

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      Abstract: Introduction Venetoclax combined with azacitidine (AZA-VEN) constitutes an option for the treatment of acute myeloid leukemia. There is however no data on the COVID-19 incidence and outcome in patients treated with AZA-VEN.Methods Patients with acute leukemia (AL) treated with AZA-VEN at single institution were included in this prospective observational study.Results Thirteen patients were enrolled, 46% with treatment-naïve, and 56% with relapsed/refractory disease. Fifty-four percent of patients were males, the median age was 69 years. Six patients (46%) developed COVID-19 during the observation time. The median time to COVID-19 was 24 days from the initiation of AZA-VEN. The 2-month cumulative incidence of COVID-19 was 46.2%. Two patients (33%) succumbed to COVID-19. The 100-day COVID-19-free survival from AZA-VEN initiation was 61%. The median follow-up time was 4.3 months.Discussion/Conclusion COVID-19 constitutes a frequent complication of AZA-VEN treatment in the era of the COVID-19 pandemic leading to death in a significant proportion of patients.

      PubDate: Wed, 14 Sep 2022 08:57:02 +020
       
 
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