Keywords: aprepitant ; substance p ; neurokinin ; antagonist ; review ; nausea ; vomiting document type: research article doi: 1 1300 j354v19n03 06 affiliations: 1: assistant professor of medicine, division of hematology oncology, ucla school of medicine, los angeles, ca, email: eric and artane.
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Could be mediated by steroid receptors in vascular smooth muscle and or endothelium 20 ; . Certainly, the further exploration of the influence of antiprogestins on uterine fibroid growth is of great interest, both from a biological viewpoint and from a clinical perspective. The present findings suggest that progestins down-regulate the ER in uterine fibroids. It is reasonable to assume that fibroid growth may be governed by the interplay between both steroids. Unopposed estrogen influence may be one mechanism for promotion of growth, both by a direct stimulating action and by increasing the expression of the PR. High-dose progestin therapy may down-regulate the ER, but without occurrence of tumor shrinkage, because of the intrinsic growth-promoting action of progesterone 6 ; . According to this theory, antiprogestin therapy could inhibit fibroid growth, both by blocking the progesterone effect and by interfering with the ER in fibroid tissue and, possibly, in the uterine vasculature 20 ; . Further investigations are needed to clarify the possible significance of a critical temporal relationship between these actions and to identify the target genes responsible for sex steroid stimulation of fibroid growth. It is clear that the concentration of both estrogen and progesterone and their receptors influence growth mechanisms in human myometrium and fibroids. Consequently, the endocrine status of the patient, as well as the phenotypic characteristics of the fibroid, will determine whether each individual lesion will grow, remain at equilibrium, or shrink and arthrotec.
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This research was conducted using data from the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey NHANES III ; , which is a crosssectional survey of the U.S. noninstitutionalized population conducted between 1988 and 1994. Full details of the examination and survey procedures are published by the National Center for Health Statistics 17 ; . Included in this analysis are all participants aged between 20 and 80 years, with complete data for relevant exposures, outcomes, and confounding factors.
Prof. Dr. M. Dicato Hematology-Oncology Service Centre Hospitalier de Luxembourg Luxembourg The overall number of abstracts on supportive care in cancer this year was 277. Of these there were 8 formal oral presentations, one on mucositis, several on 2 new antiemetics, palonosetron and aprepitant, which were the highlight of the supportive care aspects of the congress. A survey of 5000 oncologists rated the major problems in supportive care as emesis, fatigue, mucositis, cachexia and pain. No new information was presented regarding the latter three. Antiemetics: Standard antiemetic therapy has become the association of a corticosteroid with any of the available 5HT3 receptor antagonists. They have been shown to be equally effective in highly and moderately emetogenic chemotherapy and guidelines generally recommend a choice according to local availability and cost. This combination has shown efficacy in 65-70% of patients on cisplatin and around 75% of moderately emetogenic chemotherapy CT ; . Efficacy against nausea is generally less. Delayed after 24hours ; nausea and vomiting remain a challenge. Mostly used here are steroids in combination with eiter a 5HT3 antagonist or with metoclopramide. -Mature data on a new 5HT3 antagonist, palonosetron Palo ; , have been presented. This is a long acting setron ~40 hours ; with a high affinity for the receptor offering improved efficacy over the standard setrons. Phase III trials have shown that Palo is more effective than ondansetron in preventing chemotherapy induced nausea N ; and vomiting V ; in moderately emetogenic chemotherapy abstract 2918 ; , but also over multiple cycles abstract 3041 ; , and as single i-v dose in sustained prevention of emesis for 5 days abstract 3055 ; . Mature data have also been presented on a product with a novel mechanism, substance P antagonist aprepitant, licensed in the USA in April 2003 under the name EMEND. The tachykinin substance P is localised centrally in the nervous system and peripherally in the nervous system and the GI tract. Substance P preferentially binds to NK-1 receptors and is involved in the emetic response. Blocking the effect of substance P on the NK-1 receptors prevents emesis from a wide range of causes. 2 randomized double blind placebo controlled studies abstract 2919 ; were presented and the pooled data showed a clear advantage versus the standard therapy ondansetron-dexamethasone. The advantage for the addition of aprepitant was highly significant not only for acute emesis, but was sustained over days 2-5 delayed emesis ; . This advantage was maintained also over multiple cycles abstract 2973 ; . An interesting study looking at pooled data of a large number of patients, showed that efficacy in delayed emesis was not only a carry-over effect of control of acute emesis abstract 2931 ; . An interesting large 3 arm study with 195 patients in each arm by F.Roila et al. abstract 2930 ; has finally settled the dose of dexamethasone to be recommended along with a setron: dex 8mg i-v before chemotherapy gives the same protection as either 8mg followed by oral dex for 24 hours or 24 mg followed by oral dex for 24 hours. The authors conclude: 8mg single dose of dexamethasone before chemotherapy in combination with a 5HT3 antagonist should be considered optimal dose for prevention of acute emesis. In the antiemetic field there is room for further studies, notably combination with the newer drugs. Over the past few years numerous studies were presented at multiple medical meetings showing hemoglobin and QOL improvements in some.
Aprepitant displays non-linear pharmacokinetics. Both clearance and absolute bioavailability decrease with increasing dose. Absorption The mean absolute oral bioavailability of aprepitant is 67 % for the 80-mg capsule and 59 % for the 125-mg capsule. The mean peak plasma concentration Cmax ; of aprepitant occurred at approximately 4 hours Tmax ; . Oral administration of the capsule with an approximately 800 Kcal standard breakfast resulted in an up increase in AUC of aprepitant. This increase is not considered clinically relevant. The pharmacokinetics of aprepitant is non-linear across the clinical dose range. In healthy young adults, the increase in AUC0- was 26 % greater than dose proportional between 80-mg and 125-mg single doses administered in the fed state. Following oral administration of a single 125 mg dose of EMEND on Day 1 and 80 mg once daily on Days 2 and 3, the AUC0-24hr meanSD ; was 19.62.5 microgram x hr ml and 21.26.3 microgram x hr ml Days 1 and 3, respectively. Cmax was 1.60.36 microgram ml and 1.40.22 microgram ml on Days 1 and 3, respectively. Distribution Aprepitant is highly protein bound, with a mean of 97 %. The geometric mean apparent volume of distribution at steady state Vdss ; is approximately 66 l in humans.
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Participating investigators in the Aprepitant Protocol 052 Study Group were: Lawrence Einhorn; Peter David Eisenberg; Fred Hendler; Ali Khojasteh; Alex Makalinao; Ravi Patel; Kelly Bruce Pendergrass; John Allen Strupp; S. Spath-Schwalbe; Curt Peterson; Maria Albertsson; Pedro GasconVilaplana; Manuel Constela-Figueras; Julio Rifa-Ferre; Jose Andres Moreno-Nogueira; Antonia Rueda-Dominguez; Hans-Jochen Illiger; Gunnar Wagenius; Ian Norman Olver; Mark Andrew Rosenthal; Peter Kennedy; Phatama Padavanija; Hans-Joachin Schmoll; Jorn Herrstedt; Simon JeanPierre Van Belle; Tamas Pinter; Laszlo Thurzo; Tamas Nagykalnai; Ann-Lii Cheng; Binh Nguyen Bui; Anna Efremidis; Jean Latreille; Michael Thirlwell; Eric Winquist; Bernardo Leon Rapoport; Coenraad Frederick Slabber; Matti Aapro; Roberto Labianca; Emico Cortesi; Francesco Cognetti; August Garin; Michael Lichinitser; Maurizio Tonato; Pierfranco Conte; Antonio Contu; James Liebmann; Charles Redfern; Lucio Crino.
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Time needed for 50% of the drug to be eliminated from the body. However, the concept of half-life is complex because it reflects not only the half-life of the parent compound but also the half-life of any active metabolites. A dramatic illustration of this point was provided by the early clinical experience with encainide hydrochloride, which was initially reported to have a half-life of only 3 to 5 hours. As a result, the drug was prescribed for use up to 6 times daily. Investigators later discovered, however, that encainide had at least 2 active metabolites that not only were more potent than the parent compound in causing a widened QRS interval and proarrhythmic effects but also had longer half-lives. Consequently, many patients who took encainide every 4 or 6 hours experienced serious proarrhythmic events as a result of massive accumulation of the metabolites. It is commonly believed that a steady state is achieved after approximately 5 half-lives--about the same number of half-lives needed for elimination of a drug from the body. However, steady-state levels can vary.
Increase and Truncated NK-1R. We determined whether the truncated NK-1R has a modulatory effect on -chemokine Ca2 signaling. The activation of truncated NK-1R modulated CCL5, RANTES regulated upon activation, normal T cell-expressed and secreted ; -induced calcium responses in fura-2 loaded undifferentiated THP-1 cells. Undifferentiated THP-1 cells were incubated in the presence or absence of aprepitant 2 10 5 for 30 min, pretreated with or without SP 10 6 for 90 s, and then stimulated with CCL5 10 8 M ; Fig. 5 ; . The resting calcium concentration was 50 nM. CCL5 triggered a rapid increase in cytosolic calcium to 140 nM, followed by a rapid decrease to basal levels. SP 10 6 itself did not trigger a calcium response; however, the CCL5-induced cytosolic calcium concentration increased almost 2-fold in SP-pretreated THP-1 cells 240 nM ; . This effect of SP was completely abolished in aprepitant Emend, 2 10 5 M ; -pretreated undifferentiated THP-1 cells. The CCL5induced calcium increase, however, was not affected by aprepitant pretreatment. Thus, the ability of SP to enhance a CCL5-triggered response was mediated through the activation of the truncated NK-1R, because the undifferentiated THP-1 cells express only the truncated NK-1R Figs. 1 and 2 ; . SP enhancement was completely abrogated by aprepitant pretreatment of these cells. Therefore, the truncated NK-1R is functional in THP-1 cells and has a positive modulatory effect on the CCL5-induced calcium increase. Ca2 and aranesp.
The Committee considered a systematic review of double-blind randomized controlled trials RCTs ; in adult patients receiving highly emetogenic chemotherapy or adult female patients receiving moderately emetogenic chemotherapy consisting of cyclophosphamide and an anthracycline. Four placebo-controlled RCTs met the inclusion criteria for the systematic review, three in patients receiving highly emetogenic chemotherapy including cisplatin 70 mg m2 ; and one in women receiving moderately emetogenic chemotherapy. In all trials, aprepitant or placebo were added to treatment with ondansetron a 5-HT3 antagonist ; and dexamethasone on day one and aprepitant was continued on days two and three. The control arms of the RCTs consisted of treatment with dexamethasone, with or without ondansetron, with treatments extended to days three or four. Outcomes are reported as acute within the first 24 hours of chemotherapy ; , delayed 24 hours after chemotherapy ; or overall during days one to five ; . The following summarizes the results of the three highly emetogenic chemotherapy trials, in which treatment outcomes were only assessed during the first cycle of chemotherapy: The primary outcome of all three trials was complete response, a composite endpoint defined as no emesis and no rescue therapy during the five days after initiation of chemotherapy. All three trials reported that aprepitant resulted in statistically significant improvements in complete response during the acute phase, delayed phase and overall. All three trials reported statistically significant reductions in favour of aprepitant in the number of patients with emesis during the acute phase, delayed phase and overall. Of the two trials that assessed health-related quality of life outcomes, the number of patients reporting that chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting had no impact on daily life was statistically significantly higher in the aprepitant group compared with the control group. Two of the three trials reported statistically significant differences in favour of aprepitant in the number of patients who required rescue therapy during the acute phase, delayed phase or overall. In the trial in women receiving moderately emetogenic chemotherapy, patients receiving aprepitant experienced fewer episodes of emesis during the acute phase, delayed phase and overall but there was no statistically significant difference between the groups in the use of rescue therapy for nausea or vomiting during any phase nor in the number of patients who experienced no nausea overall. There were no significant differences between aprepitant and placebo in serious adverse events, treatment-related adverse events or withdrawals due to adverse events. Aprepitant should be used with caution in patients receiving concomitant medicinal products that are primarily metabolized through CYP3A4 and CYP2C9, including chemotherapy agents, as it causes inhibition of CYP3A4 and induction of CYP2C9. Aprepitant costs .54 for a three day course of therapy. The addition of aprepitant to an anti-emetic regimen for highly emetogenic chemotherapy increases the cost from 5 - 9 depending on the regimen used ; to 1, and addition of aprepitant to an anti-emetic regimen for moderately emetogenic chemotherapy increases the cost from to 0. The manufacturer submitted a cost utility analysis comparing a regimen containing aprepitant to a regimen without, over a 5-day time horizon. The manufacturer reported a cost per QALY of , 000 for addition of aprepitant in patients receiving highly emetogenic chemotherapy and 6, 500 for patients receiving moderately emetogenic chemotherapy. The evaluation assumes the use of ondansetron throughout the delayed phase. If ondansetron is only used on day one, the cost per QALY estimates increase to 1, 300 in the treatment of highly emetogenic chemotherapy and 0, 000 in moderately emetogenic chemotherapy.
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Figure 3. NKR and NCR distribution in PBLs stimulated with HCMV-infected fibroblasts. PBLs from an HCMV donor were cocultured with mock- and Towne-infected MOI 1 ; MRC-5 cells. Cells harvested at day 11 were stained by indirect immunofluorescence with mAbs specific for different NKRs or NCRs, followed by labeling with antiCD56-PE and CD3-PerCP mAbs. Threecolor flow cytometry analysis was carried out gating on CD3-CD56 A ; and CD3 B ; populations. The data are representative of 4 different experiments. Figure 2. Preferential expansion of CD94 NKG2C NK cells upon stimulation with HCMV-infected autologous or allogeneic fibroblasts. A ; PBLs from HCMV and HCMV donors were cocultured with mock- and AD169-infected MOI 1 ; MRC-5 cells. Two-color analysis was carried out at day 10 with an anti-CD3 mAb combined to anti-NKG2C or -NKG2A mAbs. The results are representative of the patterns of response observed in 6 of HCMV individuals, and in 4 HCMV donors. B ; PBLs from an HCMV donor were cocultured with mock- and AD169infected allogeneic MRC-5 ; or autologous fibroblasts, and samples were analyzed at day 10, as described in panel A. Similar results were obtained in 6 different experiments with PBLs from 2 different individuals and arixtra.
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Aprepitant is an off-white crystalline solid which has a molecular weight of around 53 5 it has only got a very limited solubility in water and aromasin.
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