Purpose The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of renin–angiotensin system inhibitors (RASIs) on bevaci- zumab (BV)-induced proteinuria in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients. Materials and methods We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of NSCLC patients receiving BV between 2008 and 2014 at 11 hospitals. The patients were categorized into three groups according to their antihypertensive drug use: RASI user, non-RASI user, and non-user groups. The primary outcome was a proteinuria event of any grade during the first 6 cycles of BV treatment. Results A total of 211 patients were included, 89 of whom received antihypertensive drugs. Of these 89 patients, 49 were in the RASI user group, and 40 were in the non-RASI user group. The non-user group comprised 122 patients. The occurrence of proteinuria in the RASI user group was significantly lower than that in the non-RASI user group (P = 0.037) but was not significantly lower than that in the non-user group (P = 0.287). Patients using RASIs had a lower rate of proteinuria than those who did not use RASIs according to multivariate analysis (odds ratio 0.32; 95% confidence interval 0.12–0.86; P = 0.024). Conclusion Our study suggests that RASI administration
Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology – Springer Journals
Published: Apr 12, 2018
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