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The pathogenesis of alopecia areata (AA) is not clear, even though it is believed to be an autoimmune mechanism which involves T lymphocytes and cytokines such as tumor necrosis factor α. We report the case of a 43-year-old man with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis who developed AA during his treatment with adalimumab and leflunomide. We perform a review of the literature associating AA with biological therapy and leflunomide. We cannot exclude that the use of these therapies and the development of AA could be coincidental. However, we consider that case reports like ours are essential for clinicians as early alerts if similar observations occur.

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During the 10-year period since the last review was done by Gardner and Furst, studies have furthered our knowledge of use of disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) in the elderly rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patient. This article will briefly review the clinical pharmacology of human as they age, and detail the effects of aging on the specific pharmacokinetics and responses to commonly used DMARDs. There has been some progress in understanding the elderly RA patient, however, there is insufficient data for much confidence in DMARDs effects in the elderly.

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To assess the safety and effectiveness of leflunomide versus placebo in patients with active rheumatoid arthritis (RA) treated for 6 months.

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Different in vitro membrane-based methods (ATPase and vesicular transport assay) using BCRP-HAM-Sf9 membrane preparations and cellular assays (Hoechst assay and cytotoxicity assay) were performed on PLB985-BCRP and HEK293-BCRP cell lines overexpressing BCRP.

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Anti-CD4 monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) have been shown to inhibit in vitro T-cell activation and proliferation to both antigens and mitogens. Animals studies have demonstrated the immunosuppressive potency of anti-CD4 mAbs given in vivo for therapy of autoimmune disease and following allografting. Similarly, leflunomide (LF), a new potent immunosuppressive, has been shown to be effective in preventing autoimmune disorders and reactions leading to organ transplant rejection. LF is thought to antagonize cytokine activity, thereby interfering with T-helper-cell-dependent B- and T-lymphocyte proliferation. A new anti-CD4 antibody (RIB 5/2) was investigated alone and in combination with cyclosporin A (CsA) and LF for the treatment of corneal allograft rejection in the rat. Corneal buttons were grafted from Lewis/Brown Norway rats to Lewis recipients. Animals were randomly assigned to the following treatment groups: (1) untreated; (2) CsA at 1.5 mg/kg; (3) RIB 5/2 at 2.5 mg/kg; (4) RIB 5/2 at 2.5 mg/kg and CsA at 1.5 mg/kg; (5) RIB 5/2 at 2.5 mg/kg, CsA at 1.5 mg/kg and LF at 10 mg/kg; (6) RIB 5/2 at 4 mg/kg; (7) RIB 5/2 at 4 mg/kg and CsA at 1.5 mg/kg; and (8) RIB 5/2 at 4 mg/kg, CsA at 1.5 mg/kg, and LF at 10 mg/kg. RIB 5/2 was given intraperitoneally at 24 h before surgery, on the day of grafting, and on postoperative day 1 and was continued every 2nd day until the rat had received ten doses in all (postoperative day 15).(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)

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Leflunomide is a novel immunomodulating drug that has recently been approved as a disease-modifying antirheumatic drug for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between the clinical effects of leflunomide and neutrophil migration.

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Leflunomide is a disease-modifying antirheumatic drug (DMARD) that has been available in Japan since August 2003. Leflunomide-induced interstitial pneumonitis has not been reported as an adverse effect in other countries. We report a suspected case of leflunomide-induced interstitial pneumonitis. A 77-year-old woman with rheumatoid arthritis and a history of methotrexate-induced pneumonitis developed sudden-onset dyspnea on exertion about 2 months after the administration of leflunomide. She maintained a high concentration of an active metabolite of leflunomide for more than 3 weeks after withdrawal of the drug. She did not respond to treatment and died. Leflunomide must be administered with caution to patients with a history of interstitial pneumonitis or drug-induced pneumonitis. If leflunomide-induced pneumonitis is suspected, the plasma concentration must be immediately checked, along with elimination and withdrawal of the medication.

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Two cohorts comprising 41,885 patients with rheumatoid arthritis who had been dispensed a DMARD between September 1, 1998, and December 31, 2001, were formed using claims databases. Follow-up was from the first dispensing date to the occurrence of a serious or nonserious hepatic event. A nested case-control approach was used to estimate adjusted rate ratios of hepatic events associated with DMARDs dispensed during the prior year, as compared with methotrexate monotherapy.

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Long-term allograft survival poses a major problem in pediatric renal transplantation, with allograft nephropathy being the principal cause of graft failure after the first post-transplant year. The mechanisms of nephron loss resulting in graft dysfunction are multiple, comprising both immunologic factors such as acute and chronic antibody- or T-cell-mediated rejection and non-immunologic components. The latter include peri-transplant injuries and renovascular lesions (renal artery stenosis, thrombosis) as well as cardiovascular risk factors such as arterial hypertension and hyperlipidemia. Another relevant issue leading to progressive nephron loss and declining kidney transplant function is acute and chronic nephrotoxicity induced by the calcineurin inhibitors (CNIs) ciclosporin (cyclosporine microemulsion) and tacrolimus. Furthermore, the presence of an abnormal lower urinary tract as well as bacterial (recurrent pyelonephritis) and viral (cytomegalovirus [CMV], polyomavirus [BK virus; BKV]) infections are crucial factors involved in the incidence of chronic allograft dysfunction and graft failure. Renovascular lesions and lower urinary tract obstruction are typical indicators for surgical intervention. The aim of treatment in pediatric patients with renal failure secondary to a dysfunctional lower urinary tract is to create a sterile, continent, and nonrefluxive reservoir. Surgical techniques such as bladder augmentation and the introduction of intermittent catheterization and anticholinergic therapy have significantly improved graft outcome. Arterial hypertension, another factor responsible for graft function deterioration in pediatric renal transplant recipients, is controlled preferably by the use of angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors or angiotensin II receptor antagonists, which are known to possess nephroprotective properties in addition to their potent antihypertensive effects. Although treatment of subclinical rejection with augmented immunosuppression has been associated with better graft survival, an increase of the immunosuppressive level to avoid subclinical rejection should be weighed against the risk of infection. The majority of viral infections affecting kidney allografts are caused by CMV and BKV. Antiviral CMV prophylaxis or pre-emptive therapy with ganciclovir has been shown to have beneficial effects in the pediatric renal transplant population. Treatment of BKV-induced nephropathy is based on reduction of the immunosuppressant therapy, although specific antiviral agents such as cidofovir and leflunomide are known to inhibit BKV. However, cidofovir itself is nephrotoxic and should therefore be administered cautiously to pediatric renal transplant patients. Since CNIs are likewise known for their nephrotoxic effects, especially with long-term use, alteration of the immunosuppressant regimen is necessary in case of deteriorating graft function due to CNI-induced histopathologic changes. Complete CNI avoidance seems inappropriate because, in this situation in pediatric renal transplant recipients, other relatively potent immunosuppressant agents such as lymphocyte-depleting antibodies, which are frequently accompanied by a higher incidence of infections, are needed for rejection prophylaxis. CNI withdrawal and switching of the immunosuppressant regimen from CNI therapy to sirolimus may be an option for some pediatric renal transplant patients with less advanced graft function deterioration. Nevertheless, potential adverse events such as aggravation of proteinuria, hyperlipidemia, myelosuppression, and hypergonadotropic hypogonadism have to be considered, and controlled studies are lacking. At present, an immunosuppressant maintenance therapy composed of low-dose tacrolimus or ciclosporin (CNI minimization) and mycophenolate mofetil with low-dose corticosteroids appears to be the most promising strategy to adopt in pediatric renal transplant recipients at low or normal immunologic risk.

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A BASDAI 25% improvement was noted in 5/20 (25%) patients and a BASDAI 50% improvement in 4/20 (20%) patients. The absolute BASDAI did not change significantly over the 6 month study (4.9 at baseline v 4.3 at week 24, p>0.05). Similarly, no significant change was found for the BASFI, BASMI, patient's and physician's global assessment, SF-36 mental component, and CRP. For the 10 patients with peripheral arthritis, the mean number of inflamed joints was significantly reduced from 1.7 at baseline to 0.9 at week 12 (p = 0.034) and 0.2 at week 24 (p = 0.039).

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Inflammatory colorectal polyp (ICRP), common in miniature dachshunds, presents with hematochezia, tenesmus and mucoid feces. Although an 80% response rate has been reported when treated with prednisolone and cyclosporine, effective treatment is needed for the remaining 20% of ICRP dogs. Leflunomide is an immunosuppressive drug reported as effective in several immune-mediated diseases. In the present study, we retrospectively evaluated the efficacy and adverse effects of leflunomide in 15 ICRP dogs that were refractory to treatment with prednisolone and cyclosporine. Treatment efficacy was assessed by endoscopy, clinical symptoms and rectal palpation. Adverse effects were determined by Lopid Tablets 600 clinical symptoms and blood testing during follow-up. The leflunomide treatment response rate was 93.3%. The median dosage of leflunomide and the median response time were 3 mg/kg (range: 1.7-4.0 mg/kg) and 35 days (range: 20-119 days), respectively. Adverse effects observed included lethargy (3 dogs), anorexia (1 dog), respiratory symptoms (1 dog), leukocytopenia (2 dogs), thrombocytopenia (1 dog), anemia (1 dog) and liver enzyme elevation (8 dogs). Most of the adverse effects improved with symptomatic treatment and leflunomide discontinuation or dosage reduction. In conclusion, leflunomide treatment is effective in ICRP dogs refractory to treatment with prednisolone and cyclosporine. Because several adverse effects were observed, close monitoring is needed during leflunomide treatment follow-up.

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A sensitive, selective and high throughput liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (LC-ESI-MS/MS) method has been developed for the determination of teriflunomide, an active metabolite of leflunomide in human plasma. Plasma samples were prepared by liquid-liquid extraction of teriflunomide and valsartan as internal standard (IS) in ethyl acetate from 200microL human plasma. The chromatographic separation was achieved on an Inertsil ODS-3 C18 (50mmx4.6mm, 3microm) analytical column using isocratic mobile phase, consisting of 20mM ammonium acetate-methanol (25:75, v/v), at a flow-rate of 0.8mL/min. The precursor-->product ion transition for teriflunomide (m/z 269.0-->82.0) and IS (m/z 434.1-->350.3) were monitored on a triple quadrupole mass spectrometer, operating in the multiple reaction monitoring (MRM) and negative ion mode. The method was validated over a wide dynamic concentration range of 10.1-4001ng/mL. Matrix effect was assessed by post-column infusion experiment and the mean process efficiency were 91.7% and 88.2% for teriflunomide and IS respectively. The method was rugged and rapid with a total run time of 2.0min and Cymbalta 60 Mg Generic Name is applied to a bioequivalence study of 20mg leflunomide (test and reference) tablet formulation in 12 healthy Indian male subjects under fasting condition.

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Of 18 patients evaluated, 72% were men. Nine patients received cadaveric organs, with a mean of 3.6 HLA mismatches. All patients received induction thereapy (61% thymoglobulin), and 61% received antirejection therapy before BKVN was diagnosed. Maintenance immunosuppression therapy was primarily with prednisolone (94%); mycophenolate mofetil, 2 g/d (94%); and tacrolimus (61%). At baseline, mean (SD) creatinine clearance was 35.6 (11.5) mL/min/1.73(2), which decreased to 29.3 (17.3) mL/min/1.73(2) at 1 year (P = .01). Patients were divided into 2 groups of 9 each according to Luvox Cr Generic creatinine clearance values. In group 1, baseline value was 44.5 (6.6) mL/min/1.73(2), compared with 25.36 (7.8) mL/min/1.73(2) in group 2, which decreased to 42.66 (12.8) mL/min/1.73(2) (P = .23) and 16.76 (9.0) mL/min/1.73(2) (P = .009), respectively, at 1 year. Three grafts (16.7%) were lost by the end of the study, all in group 2 (P = .03).

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8 patients with dermatomyositis or polymyositis who were treated with TNF inhibitors as adjunct treatment were identified. The mean (SD) duration of disease before initiation of TNF inhibitors was 8.5 (4.4) years. The patients failed to respond to treatment with corticosteroids (oral and intravenous); intravenous immunoglobulin and immunosuppressants (methotrexate, azathioprine, mycophenolate mofetil and leflunomide); 4.5 (1.4) immunosuppressants had been used before TNF treatment. Six patients were treated with etanercept alone, one with infliximab and one sequentially with both agents. Of the eight patients, six showed a favourable response with improved motor strength and decreased fatigue after 15.2 (6.5) months. Two of the patients did not respond after Cheapest Generic Viagra Canada 4 (1.4) months and TNF inhibitors were discontinued. Responders showed a 54.4% (27.7%) decrease in serum concentration of creatine kinase, which was grossly abnormal (4463.5 (4036.4) U/l). Non-responders had similar reductions in creatine kinase concentration (56.1% (20.4%)), but their pre-treatment concentrations were in the normal range (118.5 (19.1) U/l).

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A novel role of the dihydroorotatedehydrogenase (DHODH) inhibitor leflunomide as a potential anti-melanoma therapy was recently reported (Nature 471:518-22, 2011). We previously reported that leflunomide strongly activates the transcriptional activity of the Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor (AhR). We therefore tested whether the AhR regulates the anti-proliferative effects of leflunomide in melanoma. We first evaluated the expression of AhR in melanoma cells and found that AhR is highly expressed in A375 melanoma as well as in several other cancer cell types. To evaluate whether AhR plays a role in regulating the growth inhibitory effects of leflunomide in A375 cells, we generated a stable cell line from parental A375 cells expressing a doxycycline (DOX) inducible AhR shRNA. Using these cells in the absence or presence of DOX (normal AhR levels or AhR-knockdown, respectively) we found that the anti-proliferative effects of leflunomide, but not its metabolite A771726, were strongly dependent upon AhR expression. It has been well established that supplementation of cells with exogenous uridine completely rescues the anti-proliferative effects due to DHODH inhibition. Thus, we performed uridine rescue experiments in A375 cells to determine whether the anti-proliferative effects of leflunomide are solely due to DHODH inhibition as previously reported. Interestingly, saturating levels of uridine only modestly rescued A375 cells from the anti-proliferative effects of both leflunomide and A771726, indicating additional mechanism(s), apart from DHODH inhibition are responsible for the anti-proliferative effects of leflunomide in melanoma cells. Uridine also did not rescue MDA-MB-435S melanoma cell proliferation after leflunomide treatment. Our results reveal that the AhR is a molecular target of leflunomide and support the feasibility of the clinical application of leflunomide for treating melanoma. Furthermore, analysis Ziac Medication Side Effects of expression data from 967 cancer cell lines revealed that AhR is expressed in multiple different cancer types supporting the intriguing possibility of targeting the AhR for therapy in a number of cancers.

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Leflunomide, a disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug, protects against T-cell-mediated liver Paracetamol 500mg Tablets Side Effects injury by poorly understood mechanisms. The active metabolite of leflunomide, A77 1726 (teriflunomide) has been shown to inhibit stress-activated protein kinases (JNK pathway), which are key regulators of mitochondria-mediated cell death. Therefore, we hypothesized that leflunomide may protect from drugs that induce the mitochondrial permeability transition (mPT) by blocking the JNK signaling pathway. To this end, we exposed cultured immortalized human hepatocytes (HC-04) to the standard protoxicant drug acetaminophen (APAP), which induces CsA-sensitive mPT-mediated cell death. We determined the effects of leflunomide on the extent of APAP-induced hepatocyte injury and the upstream JNK-mediated mitochondrial signaling pathways. We found that leflunomide or A77 1726 concentration-dependently protected hepatocytes from APAP (1 mM)-induced mitochondrial permeabilization and lethal cell injury. This was not due to proximal inhibition of CYP-catalyzed APAP bioactivation to its thiol-reactive metabolite. Instead, we demonstrate that leflunomide (20 microM) inhibited the APAP-induced early (3 h) activation (phosphorylation) of JNK1/2, thus inhibiting phosphorylation of the anti-apoptotic protein Bcl-2 and preventing P-Bcl-2-mediated induction of the mPT. This greatly attenuated mitochondrial cytochrome c release, which we used as a marker for mitochondrial permeabilization. The specific JNK2 inhibitor SP600125 similarly protected from APAP-induced cell death. In conclusion, these findings are consistent with our hypothesis that leflunomide protects from protoxicant-induced hepatocyte injury by inhibiting JNK signaling and preventing mPT induction.

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Despite improvements in the identification of causes of peripheral neuropathy, idiopathic polyneuropathy remains common. Medication and toxic neuropathy account for a small but important percentage of potentially preventable or reversible causes of neuropathy. New drugs that can induce neuropathy have been approved over the past several years, including the anticancer agents bortezomib, ixabepilone, and oxaliplatin. We review the neurotoxic effects of tumor necrosis factor-alpha blockers infliximab and etanercept, the inflammatory arthritis agent leflunomide, and the antibiotic linezolid. The controversy of statin-induced neuropathy continues to unfold; the large Fremantle Diabetes Study has suggested that statins may have neuroprotective effects. Dichloroacetate is a promising agent for lactic acidosis-associated disorders, but toxic neuropathy is a treatment-limiting factor. We also describe a progressive inflammatory neuropathy in Paracetamol Dose Per Kg Calculator swine slaughterhouse workers that appears to be a toxin-induced immune response.

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A computerized literature search was carried out in the PubMed database, Embase, the Cochrane Library, Chinese BioMedical Literature on disc, Chinese Medical Current Contents, Chinese National Knowledge Infrastructure, Wanfang and VIP (Chinese Technological Journal of Database) to collect articles between June 1980 and December 2010 on therapy with immunosuppressants, e.g., glucorticosteroids, mycophenolate mofetil and leflunomide, combined with antivirals, e.g., interferon, lamivudine, entecavir and adefovir dipivoxil, in adult HBV-GN patients. The primary outcomes were remission of proteinuria, clearance of HBV e-antigen, and elevation of serum albumin. The secondary outcomes were blood levels of alanine aminotransferase, serum creatinine, and HBV-DNA titer. Meta-analysis was performed using Review Manager 5.1. Fixed or random effect models were employed to combine the results after a heterogeneity test. The effects of the combined therapy were analyzed for Diflucan 100 Mg Side Effects different doses of glucorticosteroid and different types of HBV-GN.

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