(Aloxi) articles in PubMed
- Combination of Palonosetron, Aprepitant, and Dexamethasone Effectively Controls Chemotherapy-induced Nausea and Vomiting in Patients Treated with Concomitant Temozolomide and Radiotherapy: Results of a Prospective Study. [Journal Article]
- Neurol Med Chir (Tokyo) 2016 Sep 23NM
- Concomitant use of temozolomide (TMZ) and radiotherapy, which is the standard therapy for patients with high-grade glioma, involves a unique regimen with multiple-day, long-term administration. In a ...
Concomitant use of temozolomide (TMZ) and radiotherapy, which is the standard therapy for patients with high-grade glioma, involves a unique regimen with multiple-day, long-term administration. In a previous study, we showed not only higher incidence rates of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) during the overall study period, but also substantially higher incidence rates of moderate/severe nausea and particularly severe appetite suppression during the late phase of the treatment. Here, we prospectively evaluated the efficacy of a combination of palonosetron, aprepitant, and dexamethasone for CINV in patients treated with concomitant TMZ and radiotherapy. Twenty-one consecutive patients with newly diagnosed high-grade glioma were enrolled. CINV was recorded using a daily diary and included nausea assessment, emetic episodes, degree of appetite suppression, and use of antiemetic medication. The percentage of patients with a complete response in the overall period was 76.2%. The percentages of patients with no moderate/severe nausea were 90.5, 100, and 90.5% in the early phase, late phase, and overall period, respectively. Severe appetite suppression throughout the overall period completely disappeared. The combination of palonosetron, aprepitant, and dexamethasone was highly effective and well tolerated in patients treated with concomitant TMZ and radiotherapy. This combination of antiemetic therapy focused on delayed as well as acute CINV and may have the potential to overcome CINV associated with a multiple-day, long-term chemotherapy regimen.
- Palonosetron-5-HT3 Receptor Interactions As Shown by a Binding Protein Cocrystal Structure. [Journal Article]
- ACS Chem Neurosci 2016 Sep 22AC
- Palonosetron is a potent 5-HT3 receptor antagonist and an effective therapeutic agent against emesis. Here we identify the molecular determinants of compound recognition in the receptor binding site ...
Palonosetron is a potent 5-HT3 receptor antagonist and an effective therapeutic agent against emesis. Here we identify the molecular determinants of compound recognition in the receptor binding site by obtaining a high resolution structure of palonosetron bound to an engineered acetylcholine binding protein that mimics the 5-HT3 receptor binding site, termed 5-HTBP, and by examining the potency of palonosetron in a range of 5-HT3 receptors with mutated binding site residues. The structural data indicate that palonosetron forms a tight and effective wedge in the binding pocket, made possible by its rigid tricyclic ring structure and its interactions with binding site residues; it adopts a binding pose that is distinct from the related antiemetics granisetron and tropisetron. The functional data show many residues previously shown to interact with agonists and antagonists in the binding site are important for palonosetron binding, and indicate those of particular importance are W183 (a cation-π interaction and a hydrogen bond) and Y153 (a hydrogen bond). This information, and the availability of the structure of palonosetron bound to 5-HTBP, should aid the development of novel and more efficacious drugs that act via 5-HT3 receptors.
- A randomized, double-blind trial evaluating the efficacy of palonosetron with total intravenous anesthesia using propofol and remifentanil for the prevention of postoperative nausea and vomiting after gynecologic surgery. [Journal Article]
- J Anesth 2016 Sep 20JA
- CONCLUSIONS: Combining palonosetron with TIVA can be considered as a good method to prevent PONV, not only during the short postoperative period but also especially during the 6-24-h period after anesthesia.
- Comparison of the Prophylactic Antiemetic Efficacy of Aprepitant Plus Palonosetron Versus Aprepitant Plus Ramosetron in Patients at High Risk for Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting After Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: A Prospective Randomized-controlled Trial. [Journal Article]
- Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech 2016 Sep 15SL
- We compared the antiemetic efficacy of aprepitant plus palonosetron versus aprepitant plus ramosetron in patients after laparoscopic cholecystectomy. A total of 88, nonsmoking, female patients underg...
We compared the antiemetic efficacy of aprepitant plus palonosetron versus aprepitant plus ramosetron in patients after laparoscopic cholecystectomy. A total of 88, nonsmoking, female patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy were randomly allocated to 2 groups of 44 each who received palonosetron 0.075 mg (aprepitant plus palonosetron group) and ramosetron 0.3 mg (aprepitant plus ramosetron group) after induction of anesthesia. All patients received aprepitant 80 mg 2 hours before surgery. The incidence of postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV), use of rescue antiemetic, pain severity, and any side effects were assessed for 24 hours after surgery. The incidence of PONV and use of rescue antiemetic were less in aprepitant plus palonosetron group than in aprepitant plus ramosetron group for 24 hours after surgery (P<0.05, respectively). There was no difference in pain severity and side effects including headache and drowsiness. Aprepitant plus palonosetron significantly prevents PONV, compared with aprepitant plus ramosetron in patients at high risk for PONV after laparoscopic cholecystectomy.
- Profile of Antiemetic Activity of Netupitant Alone or in Combination with Palonosetron and Dexamethasone in Ferrets and Suncus murinus (House Musk Shrew). [Journal Article]
- Front Pharmacol 2016; 7:263FP
- CONCLUSIONS: In conclusion, netupitant has potent and long lasting anti-emetic activity against a number of emetic challenges indicating broad inhibitory properties. The convenience of protection afforded by the single dosing of netupitant together with palonosetron was demonstrated and also is known to provide an advantage over other therapeutic strategies to control emesis in man.
- A prospective study of the antiemetic effect of palonosetron in malignant lymphoma patients treated with the CHOP regimen. [Journal Article]
- Int J Hematol 2016 Sep 9IJ
- To identify strategies for reducing emesis induced by the CHOP regimen, which includes high-dose steroids, we prospectively evaluated the efficacy of palonosetron in Japanese patients. Palonosetron w...
To identify strategies for reducing emesis induced by the CHOP regimen, which includes high-dose steroids, we prospectively evaluated the efficacy of palonosetron in Japanese patients. Palonosetron was administered at a dose of 0.75 mg via intravenous injection over 30 min before chemotherapy on day 1. Patients kept diaries of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) incidence from the start of chemotherapy until 168 h afterwards, in which they documented the occurrence and severity of nausea, vomiting, anorexia, and the use of rescue medication. The primary endpoint was the overall occurrence rate of nausea, vomiting, and anorexia; these rates were 56, 12, and 62 %, respectively, including all grades. The rates and severity of symptoms tended to worsen 120-168 h after completing oral prednisolone. We defined complete response (CR) as no vomiting and no use of rescue therapy. The CR rates of post palonosetron 0.75 mg treatment in the acute (0-24 h), delayed (24-168 h), and overall phases (0-168 h) were 86, 66, and 62 %, respectively. Antiemetic strategies of CHOP regimen for day 6 and, thereafter, should be investigated.
- Role of olanzapine in chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting on platinum-based chemotherapy patients: a randomized controlled study. [Journal Article]
- Support Care Cancer 2016 Sep 3SC
- CONCLUSIONS: Olanzapine was found to be effective as add-on in the control of CINV.
- Neurokinin-1 inhibitors in the prevention of nausea and vomiting from highly emetogenic chemotherapy: a network meta-analysis. [Review]
- Ther Adv Med Oncol 2016; 8(5):396-406TA
- A network meta-analysis of the comparative effectiveness of neurokinin 1 (NK-1) inhibitors in the prophylaxis of highly emetogenic chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting has been conducted. Eligibl...
A network meta-analysis of the comparative effectiveness of neurokinin 1 (NK-1) inhibitors in the prophylaxis of highly emetogenic chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting has been conducted. Eligible studies included randomized trials evaluating aprepitant, fosaprepitant, netupitant (NEPA), casopitant and rolapitant containing regimens in the setting of highly emetogenic chemotherapy. Primary outcomes of interest include complete response (CR) and rate of no significant nausea. After preclusion of ineligible studies, 19 studies were included in the final analysis. The majority of the regimens containing NK-1 inhibitors (including NEPA, aprepitant/palonosetron (palono)/dexamethasone (dexa), casopitant/granisetron (grani) or ondansetron (ondan)/dexa, aprepitant/ondan/dexa) are better than regimens not containing them (palono/dexa, ondan/dexa, grani/dexa) in terms of achieving a CR in the overall phase. Moreover, casopitant/grani or ondan/dexa and aprepitant/grani or ondan/dexa are better than rolapitant/ondan or grani/dexa in terms of CR achievement [odds ratio (OR) 1.62, 95% credible interval (CrI) 1.14-2.23, and OR 1.28, 95% CrI 1.01-1.59, respectively]. Taking into consideration the limitations of cross-trial comparisons, regimens containing neurokinin inhibitors are associated with higher CR rates than regimens not containing them. Moreover, casopitant and aprepitant regimens seem to be more effective than rolapitant regimens.
- Synthesis and Pharmacological Evaluation of [(11)C]Granisetron and [(18)F]Fluoropalonosetron as PET Probes for 5-HT3 Receptor Imaging. [Journal Article]
- ACS Chem Neurosci 2016 Sep 9AC
- Serotonin-gated ionotropic 5-HT3 receptors are the major pharmacological targets for antiemetic compounds. Furthermore, they have become a focus for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) an...
Serotonin-gated ionotropic 5-HT3 receptors are the major pharmacological targets for antiemetic compounds. Furthermore, they have become a focus for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and there is some evidence that pharmacological modulation of 5-HT3 receptors might alleviate symptoms of other neurological disorders. Highly selective, high-affinity antagonists, such as granisetron (Kytril) and palonosetron (Aloxi), belong to a family of drugs (the "setrons") that are well established for clinical use. To enable us to better understand the actions of these drugs in vivo, we report the synthesis of 8-fluoropalonosetron (15) that has a binding affinity (Ki = 0.26 ± 0.05 nM) similar to the parent drug (Ki = 0.21 ± 0.03 nM). We radiolabeled 15 by nucleophilic (18)F-fluorination of an unsymmetrical diaryliodonium palonosetron precursor and achieved the radiosynthesis of 1-(methyl-(11)C)-N-granisetron ([(11)C]2) through N-alkylation with [(11)C]CH3I, respectively. Both compounds [(18)F]15 (chemical and radiochemical purity >95%, specific activity 41 GBq/μmol) and [(11)C]2 (chemical and radiochemical purity ≥99%, specific activity 170 GBq/μmol) were evaluated for their utility as positron emission tomography (PET) probes. Using mouse and rat brain slices, in vitro autoradiography with both [(18)F]15 and [(11)C]2 revealed a heterogeneous and displaceable binding in cortical and hippocampal regions that are known to express 5-HT3 receptors at significant levels. Subsequent PET experiments suggested that [(18)F]15 and [(11)C]2 are of limited utility for the PET imaging of brain 5-HT3 receptors in vivo.
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- 2016 updated MASCC/ESMO consensus recommendations: Prevention of acute chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting in children. [Journal Article]
- Support Care Cancer 2016 Aug 26SC
- CONCLUSIONS: The findings of several randomized trials were used to update recommendations for the prevention of acute CINV. However, significant research gaps remain and must be addressed before CINV control in children can be optimized.