segunda-feira, 20 de março de 2017

Publicação: Fatores Preditivos para regressão do TVT

Predictive factors for the regression of canine transmissible venereal tumor during vincristine therapy. Abstract Canine transmissible venereal tumor (CTVT) is a neoplasm transmitted by transplantation. Monochemotherapy with vincristine is considered to be effective, but treatment time until complete clinical remission may vary. The aim of this study was to determine which clinical data at diagnosis could predict the responsiveness of CTVT to vincristine chemotherapy. One hundred dogs with CTVT entered this prospective study. The animals were treated with vincristine sulfate (0.025 mg/kg) at weekly intervals until the tumor had macroscopically disappeared. The time to complete remission was recorded. A multivariate Cox regression model indicated that larger tumor mass, increased age and therapy during hot and rainy months were independent significant unfavorable predictive factors retarding remission, whereas sex, weight, status as owned dog or breed were of no predictive relevance. Further studies are necessary to investigate whether these results are due to changes in immunological response mechanisms in animals with a diminished immune surveillance, resulting in delays in tumor regression. Link disponível para acesso na íntegra ao lado Vet J. 2010 Mar;183(3):362-3. doi: 10.1016/j.tvjl.2008.11.009. Epub 2008 Dec 23.