Ifosfamide may be safely used in patients with end stage renal disease on hemodialysis

Latcha, S., Maki, R. G., Schwartz, G. K., Flombaum, C. D. (2009) Ifosfamide may be safely used in patients with end stage renal disease on hemodialysis. Sarcoma, 2009. p. 575629. ISSN 1369-1643 (Electronic)1357-714X (Linking)

URL: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20107495
DOI: 10.1155/2009/575629


Background. Pharmacokinetic data on clearance of ifosfamide in hemodialysis patients are limited. Consequently, these patients are excluded from therapy with this agent. We review the outcomes for patients at our institution with end stage renal disease on dialysis who received ifosfamide for metastatic sarcoma. Patients and Methods. We treated three patients with end stage renal disease on hemodialysis with escalating doses of ifosfamide. Data on radiographic response to therapy, WBC and platelet counts, signs or symptoms of infection, neuropathy and bladder toxicity are reported. Starting doses of ifosfamide were based on review of the literature available with subsequent modifications based on each patient's prior exposure to myelosuppressive agents and on symptoms of neurotoxicity and the degree of myelosuppression following each cycle of chemotherapy. Results. Myelosuppression was the most common side effect from therapy, but no patient developed a life threatening infection, neurotoxicity, or hematuria. One patient developed epistaxis in the setting of thrombocytopenia while on warfarin therapy. All patients had clinical evidence for therapeutic response and two had documented radiographic improvement following ifosfamide administration. Conclusion. Ifosfamide can be used safely in combination with hemodialysis in patients with end stage renal disease.

Item Type: Paper
Subjects: diseases & disorders > cancer
diseases & disorders > cancer > drugs and therapies
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Communities: CSHL labs > Maki lab
Depositing User: Matt Covey
Date: 2009
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2016 20:48
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2016 20:48
PMCID: PMC2804110
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URI: https://repository.cshl.edu/id/eprint/33701

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