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Neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) may be used as indicators of inflammatory markers and disease activity due to inflammatory changes in neutrophils, platelets and lymphocytes. Our aim is to investigate the relationship between NLR, PLR ratio and disease activity in RA patients treated with rituximab.
A significant proportion of hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) negative/anti-hepatitis B core antigen (anti-HBc) positive patients with non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) undergoing rituximab-based chemotherapy (R-CT) may suffer hepatitis B virus (HBV) reactivation.
We report follow-up results from the randomized, placebo-controlled, phase 3 HELIOS trial of ibrutinib+bendamustine and rituximab (BR) for previously treated chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)/small lymphocytic lymphoma (SLL) without deletion 17p. Overall, 578 patients were randomized 1:1 to either ibrutinib (420 mg daily) or placebo, in combination with 6 cycles of BR, followed by ibrutinib or ...
Rituximab, a chimeric anti-CD20 monoclonal antibody (mAb), has been used in polyneuropathy associated with anti-MAG antibody polyneuropathy with controversial results. Herein, we report on two patients with anti-MAG antibody neuropathy and concurrent chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), who dramatically responded to obinutuzumab, a novel glycoengineered humanized anti-CD20 mAb.
The advent of monoclonal antibody biosimilar products has stimulated the development of analytical methods that can better characterize an important quality attribute, namely the higher order structure (HOS). Here, we propose a simple approach based on heteronuclear 2D NMR techniques at natural abundance for generating spectral fingerprints of the HOS at high resolution. We show that the proposed ...
To describe a single centre experience using combination therapy with rituximab (RTX) and mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) in a prospective series of systemic sclerosis (SSc) patients with pulmonary and cutaneous involvement, rapidly progressive or resistant to conventional therapy.
A pathogenic role of B cells in non-genetic nephrotic syndrome has been suggested by the efficacy of rituximab, a B cell depleting antibody, in maintaining a prolonged remission. However, little information is available on B cell homeostasis in nephrotic syndrome patients.
Donor-specific human leukocyte antigen (HLA) antibodies are a significant risk factor for graft failure in cord blood transplantation (CBT). Although there are several treatments to decrease HLA antibodies, such as platelet transfusion, plasma exchange, rituximab, and bortezomib, their effectiveness has not been established.
Rituximab is a promising steroid sparing agent used in the treatment of moderate to severe pemphigus vulgaris. Its exact place in the algorithm of pemphigus treatment, vis-à-vis other, conventional adjuvant therapy (CAT) is not known.
The anti-CD20 monoclonal antibody rituximab has immune-modulatory effects similar to intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG). We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to determine the efficacy and safety of rituximab in autoimmune diseases that are also treated with IVIG.
Autoimmune thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (iTTP) is caused by autoantibody-mediated severe a disintegrin and metalloprotease with thrombospondin type 1 repeats, member 13 (ADAMTS13) deficiency leading to micro-angiopathic haemolytic anaemia (MAHA) and thrombocytopenia with organ damage. Patients survive with plasma exchange (PEX), fresh frozen plasma replacement and corticosteroid treatmen...
Dermatomyositis (DM) is a rare autoimmune disease that belongs to the group of idiopathic inflammatory myopathies (IIM). The usual treatment of DM was based on steroids, methotrexate, and azathioprine. Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG), rituximab (RTX), or other biological treatments recently emerged as steroid-sparing agents.
The rituximab maintenance (RM) therapy for follicular lymphoma is effective and clinically well tolerated, however there is limited data regarding this from the elderly segment of the population. This analysis was performed to evaluate the efficacy of RM in elderly patients 65 years of age and older and to assess the influence of the induction therapy with immunochemotherapy (R-CHEMO) on the tre...
Granuloma faciale (GF) is a rare, benign inflammatory dermatosis of unknown cause. Some reports have suggested that it could be part of the spectrum of IgG4-related sclerosing diseases. Granuloma faciale is characterized by single or multiple red-brown nodules, most frequently occurring on the face, and it can produce severe disfigurement. Treatment is difficult, and poor outcomes are often seen. ...
Rituximab plus chemotherapy has been shown to be effective in patients with advanced-stage, previously untreated follicular lymphoma; nevertheless, most patients will have a relapse. Combination immunotherapy with lenalidomide and rituximab is an immunomodulatory regimen that has shown promising activity in patients with indolent B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
Maintaining colloidal stability of nanoparticles in suspensions is a major challenge. Therefore, freeze-drying (lyophilization) is recently proposed to preserve colloidal stability of nanoparticles through maintaining them in a solid state. However, freeze-drying would itself induce nanoparticle aggregation unless proper formulation with a careful selection of cryoprotectants is considered. Herein...
Recent reports have described the efficacy of rituximab in treating steroid-dependent nephrotic syndrome (SDNS) in pediatric patients. However, few reports describe data regarding adult-onset SDNS. We investigated the efficacy of rituximab for the management of adult-onset SDNS.
Currently, there are only 2 case reports of Waldenström macroglobulinemia (WM) associated with severe neutropenia. This is a case report of a woman with a past medical history of WM who presented with neutropenic fever. The patient's febrile neutropenia resolved after RCD chemotherapy (cyclophosphamide 750 mg/m2, dexamethasone 20 mg, and rituximab 375 mg/m2). Fourteen days after administration, t...
There are multiple prognostic indicators for diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) including the international prognostic index (IPI), and gene expression profiling (GEP) to classify the disease into germinal center B-cell and activated B-cell subtypes, the latter harboring inferior prognosis. More recently, tumor-associated macrophages (TAM) and lymphocyte-to-monocyte ratio (LMR) were found to ha...
Since the inception of rituximab in the 1990s, anti-CD20 monoclonal antibodies have revolutionised the treatmant of B cell hematological malignancies and have become a cornerstone of modern gold-standard practice. Additionally, the potent efficacy of these agents in depleting the B cell compartment has been used in the management of a broad array of autoimmune diseases. Multiple iterations of thes...