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Nursing ; 51(10): 18-29, 2021 Oct 01.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1440656


ABSTRACT: The second of a two-part series, this article describes eight recently approved drugs, including the first drug approved for the treatment of SARS-CoV-2, a first-in-class HIV attachment inhibitor, and a new intravenous injection indicated for the treatment of acute pain in adults for whom other treatments are ineffective.

Drug Approval , Adenosine Monophosphate/analogs & derivatives , Adenosine Monophosphate/therapeutic use , Alanine/analogs & derivatives , Alanine/therapeutic use , Amisulpride/therapeutic use , COVID-19/drug therapy , Carbamates/therapeutic use , Cephalosporins/therapeutic use , Chlorophenols/therapeutic use , Drug Combinations , Fumarates/therapeutic use , Humans , Indans/therapeutic use , Organophosphates/therapeutic use , Oxadiazoles/therapeutic use , Piperazines/therapeutic use , Spiro Compounds/therapeutic use , Tetrazoles/therapeutic use , Thiophenes/therapeutic use , Tromethamine/therapeutic use , United States , United States Food and Drug Administration
N Engl J Med ; 385(8): 695-706, 2021 08 19.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1364626


BACKGROUND: Atogepant is an oral, small-molecule, calcitonin gene-related peptide receptor antagonist that is being investigated for the preventive treatment of migraine. METHODS: In a phase 3, double-blind trial, we randomly assigned adults with 4 to 14 migraine days per month in a 1:1:1:1 ratio to receive a once-daily dose of oral atogepant (10 mg, 30 mg, or 60 mg) or placebo for 12 weeks. The primary end point was the change from baseline in the mean number of migraine days per month across the 12 weeks. Secondary end points included headache days per month, a reduction from baseline of at least 50% in the 3-month average of migraine days per month, quality of life, and scores on the Activity Impairment in Migraine-Diary (AIM-D). RESULTS: A total of 2270 participants were screened, 910 were enrolled, and 873 were included in the efficacy analysis; 214 were assigned to the 10-mg atogepant group, 223 to the 30-mg atogepant group, 222 to the 60-mg atogepant group, and 214 to the placebo group. The mean number of migraine days per month at baseline ranged from 7.5 to 7.9 in the four groups. The changes from baseline across 12 weeks were -3.7 days with 10-mg atogepant, -3.9 days with 30-mg atogepant, -4.2 days with 60-mg atogepant, and -2.5 days with placebo. The mean differences from placebo in the change from baseline were -1.2 days with 10-mg atogepant (95% confidence interval [CI], -1.8 to -0.6), -1.4 days with 30-mg atogepant (95% CI, -1.9 to -0.8), and -1.7 days with 60-mg atogepant (95% CI, -2.3 to -1.2) (P<0.001 for all comparisons with placebo). Results for the secondary end points favored atogepant over placebo with the exceptions of the AIM-D Performance of Daily Activities score and the AIM-D Physical Impairment score for the 10-mg dose. The most common adverse events were constipation (6.9 to 7.7% across atogepant doses) and nausea (4.4 to 6.1% across atogepant doses). Serious adverse events included one case each of asthma and optic neuritis in the 10-mg atogepant group. CONCLUSIONS: Oral atogepant once daily was effective in reducing the number of migraine days and headache days over a period of 12 weeks. Adverse events included constipation and nausea. Longer and larger trials are needed to determine the effect and safety of atogepant for migraine prevention. (Funded by Allergan; ADVANCE number, NCT03777059.).

Calcitonin Gene-Related Peptide Receptor Antagonists/administration & dosage , Migraine Disorders/prevention & control , Piperidines/administration & dosage , Pyridines/administration & dosage , Pyrroles/administration & dosage , Spiro Compounds/administration & dosage , Adolescent , Adult , Aged , Calcitonin Gene-Related Peptide Receptor Antagonists/adverse effects , Calcitonin Gene-Related Peptide Receptor Antagonists/therapeutic use , Constipation/chemically induced , Dose-Response Relationship, Drug , Double-Blind Method , Female , Humans , Intention to Treat Analysis , Male , Middle Aged , Nausea/chemically induced , Piperidines/adverse effects , Piperidines/therapeutic use , Pyridines/adverse effects , Pyridines/therapeutic use , Pyrroles/adverse effects , Pyrroles/therapeutic use , Spiro Compounds/adverse effects , Spiro Compounds/therapeutic use , Young Adult
Int J Mol Sci ; 21(17)2020 Aug 27.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-831264


Outside of Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Mycobacterium leprae, nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) are environmental mycobacteria (>190 species) and are classified as slow- or rapid-growing mycobacteria. Infections caused by NTM show an increased incidence in immunocompromised patients and patients with underlying structural lung disease. The true global prevalence of NTM infections remains unknown because many countries do not require mandatory reporting of the infection. This is coupled with a challenging diagnosis and identification of the species. Current therapies for treatment of NTM infections require multidrug regimens for a minimum of 18 months and are associated with serious adverse reactions, infection relapse, and high reinfection rates, necessitating discovery of novel antimycobacterial agents. Robust drug discovery processes have discovered inhibitors targeting mycobacterial membrane protein large 3 (MmpL3), a protein responsible for translocating mycolic acids from the inner membrane to periplasm in the biosynthesis of the mycobacterial cell membrane. This review focuses on promising new chemical scaffolds that inhibit MmpL3 function and represent interesting and promising putative drug candidates for the treatment of NTM infections. Additionally, agents (FS-1, SMARt-420, C10) that promote reversion of drug resistance are also reviewed.

Anti-Bacterial Agents/pharmacology , Membrane Transport Proteins/metabolism , Mycobacterium Infections, Nontuberculous/drug therapy , Nontuberculous Mycobacteria/metabolism , Anti-Bacterial Agents/therapeutic use , Bacterial Proteins/metabolism , Biological Transport/drug effects , Drug Discovery , Drug Resistance, Multiple, Bacterial/drug effects , Gene Expression Regulation, Bacterial/drug effects , Humans , Iodophors/pharmacology , Iodophors/therapeutic use , Isoxazoles/pharmacology , Isoxazoles/therapeutic use , Mycobacterium Infections, Nontuberculous/metabolism , Mycolic Acids/metabolism , Nontuberculous Mycobacteria/drug effects , Polysaccharides/pharmacology , Polysaccharides/therapeutic use , Spiro Compounds/pharmacology , Spiro Compounds/therapeutic use