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Bone complications of metastatic disease, including skeletal-related events (SREs), impair patients' functioning and quality of life. In a randomized, phase 3 trial of 1,776 patients with metastases from solid tumors (except breast or prostate) or multiple myeloma, denosumab was non-inferior to zoledronic acid (ZA) in delaying or preventing SREs. This ad(More)
Surgical resection with curative intent for giant cell tumor of bone (GCTB) may be associated with severe morbidity. This interim analysis evaluated reduction in surgical invasiveness after denosumab treatment in patients with resectable GCTB. Patients with primary or recurrent GCTB, for whom the initially planned surgery was associated with functional(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Quality of life (QOL) is markedly impaired in patients with anemia, diabetes mellitus, and chronic kidney disease. Limited data exist regarding the effect of anemia treatment on patient perceptions. The objectives were to determine the longitudinal impact of anemia treatment on quality of life in patients with diabetes and chronic(More)
BACKGROUND Giant cell tumor of bone (GCTB) is an aggressive primary osteolytic tumor. GCTB often involves the epiphysis, usually causing substantial pain and functional disability. Denosumab, a fully human monoclonal antibody against receptor activator of nuclear factor κΒ ligand (RANKL), is an effective treatment option for patients with advanced GCTB.(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with metastatic bone disease are living longer in the metastatic stage due to improvements in cancer therapy, making strategies to prevent the aggravation of bone disease and its complications, such as skeletal-related events (SREs) and pain, increasingly important. PATIENTS AND RESULTS In this phase 3 trial in patients with advanced(More)
In a phase 3 trial of denosumab vs zoledronic acid in patients (n=1776) with bone metastases and solid tumors or multiple myeloma, denosumab was superior to zoledronic acid for the primary end point of prevention of skeletal-related events. There was no difference in overall survival between the two groups; however, an ad hoc overall survival analysis in(More)
OBJECTIVES This study investigated whether continuous AI and/or elevated mean arterial pressure (MAP) were associated with false positive results for flow obstruction in echocardiographic ramp speed tests in patients with a continuous-flow left ventricular assist device. BACKGROUND Failure to reduce the left ventricular end-diastolic diameter (LVEDD) with(More)
6 Background: Denosumab, an anti-RANK-ligand monoclonal antibody, has been shown to prolong BMFS by a median 4.2 months and with a 15% risk reduction vs. placebo in men with non-metastatic CRPC and baseline PSA value ≥ 8.0 ng/mL and/or PSA doubling time (DT) ≤ 10.0 months. To determine the efficacy of denosumab in men at greatest risk for bone metastases,(More)
PURPOSE Erythropoiesis-stimulating agent (ESA) use in the outpatient and inpatient settings through pharmacist-conducted, hospital-based chart audits is examined and discussed. METHODS Data from four hospital chart audits conducted in 250 hospitals between October 2005 and July 2006 were pooled for analyses. Eligible hospitals were categorized by ESA(More)
OBJECTIVES This study investigated the relationship between anti-factor Xa (anti-FXa) and activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT) for monitoring intravenous unfractionated heparin (IV-UFH) in patients with continuous-flow left ventricular assist devices (CF-LVADs). BACKGROUND CF-LVADs have become mainstream therapy for patients with advanced heart(More)