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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164975/digital-clubbing-as-a-first-clinical-presentation-of-pulmonary-metastases-in-cutaneous-melanoma
#1
Faruk Tas, Kayhan Erturk
Digital clubbing is a paraneoplastic phenomenon usually associated with non-small cell lung cancer. We report the development of clubbing in a 49-year old man diagnosed with cutaneous melanoma which had metastasized to the lungs. We also reviewed the literature to understand the association between metastatic melanoma and clubbing. Previous reports of melanoma associated with hypertrophic osteoarthropathy (HOA) are extremely rare; only 7 cases. In all these patients digital clubbing was the main component of the HOA...
November 22, 2017: Postgraduate Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164929/psychosis-as-a-sequelae-of-paraneoplastic-syndrome-in-small-cell-lung-carcinoma-a-psycho-neuroendocrine-interface
#2
Christiana M Wilkins, Victoria L Johnson, Rachel E Fargason, Badari Birur
In 2013 more than 150,000 Americans died from all types of lung cancer. Small cell lung cancer (SCLC) represents about 13% of all lung cancers and is notoriously associated with paraneoplastic syndromes (PNS). Here we present an interesting case of psychosis associated with one such PNS-- ectopic Cushing syndrome of SCLC. A 56 year old African-American male with no prior psychiatric history who was diagnosed with SCLC two months prior, presented to the ER for treatment of a right arm laceration he sustained while fighting off attackers, with high concern these individuals may have been part of hallucinatory experiences and well-systematized persecutory delusions regarding his wife...
November 22, 2017: Clinical Schizophrenia & related Psychoses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164157/inflammatory-breast-cancer-and-warm-antibody-autoimmune-hemolytic-anemia-a-rare-paraneoplastic-syndrome
#3
Nene Ugoeke, Chidinma Onweni, Jennifer Treece, Vandana Pai, Sowminya Arikapudi, Evan Kulbacki, Kailash Bajaj
Autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA) is a disease process that involves the destruction of red blood cells mediated by the humoral immune system. It can be characterized as a cold agglutinin syndrome, paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria, and warm, mixed type, and drug-induced AIHA. Although a well-established relationship exists between the presence of AIHA and lymphoproliferative malignancy, AIHA rarely presents in association with solid malignancies. An analysis of the limited number of published cases of AIHA in association with solid malignancies performed showed that AIHA may present before the diagnosis of a solid malignancy, concurrently with the presence of a solid malignancy, or even on resolution of a solid malignancy...
October 2017: Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164134/cancer-and-thrombotic-risk-the-platelet-paradigm
#4
REVIEW
Elizabeth C Lee, Scott J Cameron
Hematologic malignancies and solid tumors increase the risk of venous and arterial thrombosis and contribute greatly to patient morbidity and mortality. Thrombosis occurs when the intricate balance of circulating antithrombotic and prothrombotic blood elements are disrupted. In recent years, the interplay between paraneoplastic cells and platelets has become apparent, with a change in platelet phenotype causing dysregulated platelet activity. This review discusses mechanism of thrombosis in cancer, evidence for using drug therapy, and exciting research efforts to understand and hopefully control aberrant thrombotic events in patients with cancer...
2017: Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161683/out-of-the-blue-finger-ischaemia-and-occult-colorectal-cancer
#5
Ami Schattner
A woman aged 66 years with a history of unprovoked deep venous thrombosis (DVT) presented with persistent digital ischaemic changes of 2 of her right hand fingers. Physical examination was otherwise normal and extensive laboratory and imaging studies were unremarkable. A history of unprovoked DVT and the current episode of digital ischaemia prompted concern for underlying occult malignancy. Repeated history-taking revealed a strongly positive family history suggesting an occult colorectal cancer. Colonoscopy with biopsy revealed adenocarcinoma...
March 8, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160207/serial-eeg-findings-in-anti-nmda-receptor-encephalitis-correlation-between-clinical-course-and-eeg
#6
Jun Ueda, Michi Kawamoto, Ryota Hikiami, Junko Ishii, Hajime Yoshimura, Riki Matsumoto, Nobuo Kohara
Anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis is a paraneoplastic encephalitis characterised by psychiatric features, involuntary movement, and autonomic instability. Various EEG findings in patients with anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis have been reported, however, the correlation between the EEG findings and clinical course of anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis remains unclear. We describe a patient with anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis with a focus on EEG findings, which included: status epilepticus, generalised rhythmic delta activity, excess beta activity, extreme delta brush, and paroxysmal alpha activity upon arousal from sleep, which we term"arousal alpha pattern"...
November 21, 2017: Epileptic Disorders: International Epilepsy Journal with Videotape
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158936/smarca4-deficient-carcinoma-of-unknown-primary-presenting-with-fatal-paraneoplastic-hypercalcemia-in-a-heart-transplant-recipient-first-report-in-a-male-patient
#7
Abbas Agaimy, Deike Strobel, Thomas Strecker
Small cell carcinoma of the ovary, hypercalcemic type (SCCOHT), is a rare SMARCA4-driven aggressive malignancy of young age characteristically associated with paraneoplastic hypercalcemia. Comparable neoplasms/presentations have not been reported in males. A 39-year-old male heart transplant recipient (HTX 40 months previously) presented with multiple liver nodules and hypercalcemic crisis. The serum parathyroid hormone-related protein (PTHrp) was significantly elevated (241 pg/ml; reference value < 57)...
2017: Case Reports in Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157616/the-peripheral-neuropathies-of-poems-syndrome-and-castleman-disease
#8
REVIEW
Michelle L Mauermann
Polyneuropathy, organomegaly, endocrinopathy, monoclonal plasma cell disorder, skin changes (POEMS) syndrome is a rare paraneoplastic disorder. The polyneuropathy can be the presenting symptom and is typically a painful, motor-predominant polyradiculoneuropathy often mimicking chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy. The presence of a lambda monoclonal protein, elevated vascular endothelial growth factor, systemic features, and treatment resistance are clues to the diagnosis. Castleman disease (CD) is seen in a subset of these patients, and when present the neuropathy is similar but less severe...
February 2018: Hematology/oncology Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157614/poems-syndrome-diagnosis-and-investigative-work-up
#9
REVIEW
Angela Dispenzieri, Taxiarchis Kourelis, Francis Buadi
POEMS syndrome is a rare paraneoplastic syndrome secondary to a plasma cell dyscrasia. Recognition of a combination of peripheral neuropathy, organomegaly, endocrinopathy, monoclonal plasmaproliferative disorder, skin changes, papilledema, extravascular volume overload, sclerotic bone lesions, thrombocytosis, and Castleman disease is the first step in managing the disease. Increased blood levels of vascular endothelial growth factor are usually confirmatory. This rare disorder should not be missed, especially if the patient has a putative diagnosis of chronic inflammatory polyradiculoneuropathy, a lambda restricted monoclonal gammopathy, and thrombocytosis, and is not responding as expected to immunomodulatory therapy commonly used for chronic inflammatory polyradiculoneuropathy...
February 2018: Hematology/oncology Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153824/cancer-related-hypercalcemia-in-oral-cancer
#10
T-C Lin, K-L Liang, L-C Lee, C-Y Hsu, T-T Yen
Cancer-related hypercalcemia (CRH) is a critical paraneoplastic disorder in advanced cancer patients. In clinical practice, patients with CRH have a poor prognosis. The medical records of 3198 oral cancer patients with CRH diagnosed at Taichung Veterans General Hospital from 1 January 2003 to 31 December 2015 were reviewed. The criteria for patient enrolment were a diagnosis of hypercalcemia or the use of antihypercalcemia medication. Patients who met any of the following criteria were excluded: use of total parenteral nutrition, incomplete serum calcium data, and unknown date of death...
November 16, 2017: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150864/seeing-is-believing-a-review-of-apheresis-therapy-in-the-treatment-of-ophthalmologic-disease
#11
Brendan C Graham, Jose S Pulido, Jeffrey L Winters
Apheresis procedures have a role in treatment of disparate diseases involving many different organ systems. Often the disease processes where apheresis plays a role in treatment are considered "orphan diseases"-relatively rare disease processes that lack specific pharmaceutical agents or established treatment protocols. Many of these disease processes can affect the eye with devastating results for the eyesight of these patients. The unique ability of apheresis to affect disease by modifying blood plasma and modulating disease-causing agents therein renders apheresis procedures valuable tools in the treatment of certain ophthalmologic diseases...
November 18, 2017: Journal of Clinical Apheresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149307/tumour-tif1-mutations-and-loss-of-heterozygosity-related-to-cancer-associated-myositis
#12
Iago Pinal-Fernandez, Berta Ferrer-Fabregas, Ernesto Trallero-Araguas, Eva Balada, Maria Angeles Martínez, Jose César Milisenda, Gloria Aparicio-Español, Moises Labrador-Horrillo, Vicente Garcia-Patos, Josep M Grau-Junyent, Albert Selva-O'Callaghan
Objectives: To analyse the influence of genetic alterations and differential expression of transcription intermediary factor 1 ( TIF1 ) genes in the pathophysiology of cancer-associated myositis (CAM). Methods: Paired blood and tumour DNA samples from patients with anti-TIF1γ-positive CAM and from controls were analysed by whole-exome sequencing for the presence of somatic mutations and loss of heterozygosity (LOH) in their TIF1 genes. The genesis and maintenance of the autoimmune process were investigated immunohistochemically by studying TIF1γ expression in the different tissues involved in CAM (skin, muscle and tumour) based on the immunohistochemical H-score...
November 14, 2017: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138755/paraneoplastic-hepatopathy-associated-with-gastrointestinal-carcinoid
#13
Dhruv Mehta, Priyanka Chugh, Lavneet Chawla, Daniela Jodorkovsky
Paraneoplastic hepatopathy has been reported with various malignancies, most commonly with renal cell cancer. This non-metastatic hepatic dysfunction in such malignancies is known as Stauffer syndrome. We describe a 61-year-old man who presented with symptoms of bowel obstruction with marked cholestasis and high levels of alkaline phosphatase and bilirubin. Imaging revealed an unremarkable liver and a mass in the ileocecal valve with mesenteric lymphadenopathy. Biopsies were consistent with a carcinoid tumor...
2017: ACG Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138685/paraneoplastic-edematous-dermatomyositis-a-rare-syndrome-observed-in-a-case-of-small-cell-lung-cancer
#14
Kevin Zarrabi, Terence Choy, Keith Sweeney, Ved Desai, Roger Keresztes
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 15, 2017: Clinics and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138381/-a-case-of-lung-cancer-associated-with-drug-induced-immune-thrombocytopenia
#15
Mayuka Yamane, Toshihito Otani, Yojiro Onari
A Stage IV lung adenocarcinoma was diagnosed in the left upper lobe of an 81-year-old man 2.5 years ago. Following another form of chemotherapy, he then received docetaxel as fourth-line therapy. After 21 days of therapy, although his white blood cell count recovered, his platelet count decreased to 20,000/mL and continued to decrease. Subsequently, he was closely monitored without therapy, and eventually, his platelet count returned within the normal range after 112 days. Blood biochemistry and bone marrow paracentesis findings suggested the presence of paraneoplastic syndrome, idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, and drug-induced immune thrombocytopenia...
November 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135611/18f-fdg-pet-ct-of-generalized-arteritis
#16
Anna Margherita Maffione, Lucia Rampin, Gaia Grassetto, Maria Cristina Marzola, Sotirios Chondrogiannis, Domenico Rubello, Patrick M Colletti
A 75-year-old man presented with significant weight loss, persistent cough, single episode of frontotemporal pulsatile headache, and leg weakness. A paraneoplastic syndrome was suspected, and F-FDG PET/CT was performed. Diffuse, moderate-to-intense tracer symmetrical uptake of many large and medium arteries was unexpectedly noted. The peculiarity of this case is the extensive involvement of both large and medium head and neck and extremity vessels, whereas the aorta was relatively spared.
November 11, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133107/paraneoplastic-neuromyelitis-optica-spectrum-disorder-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#17
REVIEW
Ádám Annus, Krisztina Bencsik, Izabella Obál, Zsigmond Tamás Kincses, László Tiszlavicz, Romana Höftberger, László Vécsei
Neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders (NMOSD) are demyelinating, autoimmune diseases affecting the central nervous system. Typically, recurrent optic neuritis and longitudinal extensive transverse myelitis dominates the clinical picture. In most cases NMOSD are associated with autoantibodies targeting the water channel aquaporin-4 (AQP-4). NMOSD usually present in young adults. Clinical findings suggestive of NMOSD in elderly patients should raise the suspicion of a paraneoplastic etiology. To our knowledge, we report the first case of a 66 year-old female patient with paraneoplastic NMOSD that is associated with squamous cell lung carcinoma...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126922/the-unrecognized-role-of-tumor-suppressor-genes-in-atrial-fibrillation
#18
REVIEW
Liang Mao, Wenjun Huang, Ping Zou, Xitong Dang, Xiaorong Zeng
Epidemiogical evidence has shown that the incidence of atrial fibrillation in tumor patients is higher than non-tumor patients and general population. The potential risk factors predisposing tumor patients to atrial fibrillation include advanced age, comorbidities, direct anatomic local occupying effect of tumors in the heart or adjacent organs, paraneoplastic manifestations of some tumors, tumor-induced dys-regulation of metabolism, radio-, bio- and chemo-therapeutics, disturbance of autonomous nerve system because of physical pain and psychological sufferings, chronic inflammation typical of most tumors, and surgical interventions among others...
November 7, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126826/autoimmune-neurologic-disorders
#19
REVIEW
Daniel B Rubin, Ayush Batra, Henrikas Vaitkevicius, Ivana Vodopivec
The practice of autoimmune neurology focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of a wide spectrum of neurological conditions driven by abnormal immune responses directed against neural tissues. These include autoimmune, paraneoplastic, post-infectious, and iatrogenic conditions. Symptoms of autoimmune neurologic disorders can be diverse and often difficult to recognize in their early stages, complicating the diagnosis. This review discusses the classification and management of common autoimmune neurological conditions, placing an emphasis on the rapid identification of autoimmune etiology and mechanism of immune dysfunction to allow for the timely institution of appropriate treatment...
November 7, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125478/utility-of-paraneoplastic-antigens-as-biomarkers-for-surveillance-and-prediction-of-recurrence-in-ovarian-cancer
#20
Madhumita Chatterjee, Laura C Hurley, Nancy K Levin, Matthew Stack, Michael A Tainsky
BACKGROUND: Ovarian cancer is frequently diagnosed at an advanced stage and 70% of patients experience recurrence months to years from initial diagnosis. The expression of paraneoplastic antigens can result in the occurrence of onconeural autoantibodies in ovarian cancer that may be associated with neurological disorders that are clinically manifested in patients before diagnosis of ovarian cancer. These paraneoplastic antigens can serve as excellent biomarkers not only for early detection but also for monitoring ovarian cancer recurrence...
November 3, 2017: Cancer Biomarkers: Section A of Disease Markers
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