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Future oncology (London, England)

Risk of fatigue and hepatic and metabolic toxicities in patients with solid tumors treated with everolimus: a meta-analysis.


PMID 25572784

Abstract

We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of fatigue, hepatic and metabolic toxicities associated with everolimus intake in patients with solid tumors. Eligible studies included randomized trials of patients with solid tumors on everolimus describing events of fatigue, hyperlipidemia, hyperglycemia and elevated alanine aminotransferase (ALT). After the exclusion of ineligible studies, a total of ten clinical trials were considered eligible for the meta-analysis. The relative risks of all-grade fatigue, hyperglycemia, hyperlipidemia and elevated ALT were 1.31 (p < 0.002), 3.06 (p < 0.0001), 2.54 (p = 0.0001) and 2.96 (p < 0.003), respectively. Our meta-analysis demonstrates that everolimus is associated with a significantly increased risk of all-grade fatigue, hyperglycemia, hyperlipidemia and elevated ALT.