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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932755/extraosseous-calcification-of-the-esophagus-clinicopathologic-correlates-of-esophageal-mucosal-calcinosis
#1
Ari Garber, Zubin Arora, Nicole Welch, James Lapinski, Carol A Burke
Esophageal mucosal calcinosis (EMC) is a rare cause of dysphagia with high morbidity. We present a patient who experienced melena and 3 months of solid and liquid dysphagia along with bilateral lower extremity pain, erythema, and edema later determined to be calcific uremic arteriolopathy (CUA), or calciphylaxis. An esophagogastroduodenoscopy revealed nodularity and linear ulcerations in the upper third of the esophagus. Histology showed active inflammation and ulceration with small foci of subepithelial and intraepithelial calcification consistent with EMC...
2017: ACG Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923584/seeing-the-difference-painless-progressive-vision-loss-in-a-vasculopath
#2
Jenny L Lauschke, Katherine Masselos, Jennifer Sandbach, Clare L Fraser
A 78-year-old Caucasian man with significant vascular disease reported sudden onset of worsened vision during a routine wound-care appointment for non-healing necrotic leg ulcers. He described painless blurring of vision with grey scotomas in his RE, his only well-seeing eye, following trauma to the LE as a child. He presented with retinal ischemia, a cotton-wool spot and optic nerve swelling. Temporal artery biopsy showed myxoid degeneration and extensive calcium deposition which also was shown on imaging throughout his carotid and vertebral arterial system, the clinical picture of calciphylaxis...
September 15, 2017: Survey of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880752/evaluation-of-osteopontin-expression-in-chronic-wounds-a-potential-prognostic-and-therapeutic-biomarker
#3
S Chimento, V Billero, L Cavallin, M Romanelli, M Nadji, P Romanelli
OBJECTIVE: Osteopontin (OPN) is abundantly expressed during tissue repair, acting as a powerful chemokine that recruits inflammatory cells such as neutrophils, macrophages, and Langerhans cells. The role of OPN in chronic wounds has not been explored. In this study, we assess the expression levels of OPN in chronic wounds to assess its potential contribution to the exacerbated inflammation seen in chronic ulcers, which is thought to contribute to poor healing. METHODS: This retrospective study included archived biopsies of chronic wounds from several aetiologies...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872557/sodium-thiosulfate-in-the-treatment-of-lung-and-breast-calciphylaxis-ct-and-bone-scintigraphy-findings
#4
Guohua Shen, Rui Huang, Bin Liu, Anren Kuang
A 19-year-old woman, with normal kidney function, was diagnosed as having visceral calciphylaxis, especially diffuse breast and lung calcification. The calcification findings were clearly shown on CT, and bone scintigraphy revealed diffuse uptake in the thoracic area. Although there was no standard therapeutic approach for this clinical setting, the patient received empiric therapy with sodium thiosulfate. After 5 months of consecutive therapy, the calcification condition had a striking regression.
September 1, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869660/pseudoxanthoma-elasticum-like-changes-in-non-uremic-calciphylaxis-case-series-and-brief-review-of-a-helpful-diagnostic-clue
#5
Rajiv Kiran Nathoo, Jennifer Nicole Harb, Jena Auerbach, Ruifeng Guo, Vladimir Vincek, Kiran Motaparthi
Calciphylaxis is a rare syndrome of vascular calcification with thrombosis that occurs most often in patients with end stage renal disease, and it frequently portends a guarded prognosis. Rarely, non-uremic calciphylaxis may occur; in this context, a strongly supportive histology is crucial in establishing the diagnosis. Herein, we describe two cases of non-uremic calciphylaxis associated with pseudoxanthoma elasticum-like changes, identified in both initial non-diagnostic and subsequent diagnostic biopsy specimens...
September 4, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856671/direct-oral-anticoagulant-medications-in-calciphylaxis
#6
Brian J King, Rokea A El-Azhary, Marian T McEvoy, Raymond C Shields, Robert D McBane, James T McCarthy, Mark D P Davis
BACKGROUND: Recent studies suggest that calciphylaxis is a thrombotic condition in which arteriolar thrombosis leads to painful skin infarcts and consequent morbidity and mortality. Paradoxically, warfarin is implicated as a risk factor for calciphylaxis. Our objective is to report the use of oral direct thrombin and factor Xa inhibitors (termed direct oral anticoagulants [DOACs]) in patients with calciphylaxis. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed records of 16 patients with calciphylaxis who received concomitant administration of novel anticoagulants...
August 30, 2017: International Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852578/calciphylaxis-of-the-postmenopausal-female-breast-an-uncommonly-encountered-mimic-of-carcinoma
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Aaron G Novotny, Ashley B Simpson, Melinda A Kral, Benjamin C Calhoun, Amy E Cocco, Steven D Billings, Susan K Miller, Paulette L Lebda, Charles D Sturgis
Calciphylaxis is a serious medical condition that is typically associated with end-stage renal disease and presents as the sequelae of calcifications in arterioles with subsequent ischemia of affected tissues. Classically, calciphylaxis produces ulcerated and necrotic skin lesions. These may be biopsied to aid in confirmation of the diagnosis. Herein we report a case of a large necrotic breast lesion in the clinical setting of calciphylaxis, and we emphasize that a multidisciplinary approach to diagnosis and management is important to avoid unnecessary oncological resection...
2017: Case Reports in Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28845953/vasculopathies-cutaneous-necrosis-and-emergency-in-dermatology
#8
Constanza Martinez-Mera, Javier Fraga, Tania M Capusan, Maria Herrero-Moyano, Almudena Godoy-Trapero, Mar Llamas-Velasco
The most of the emergency in dermatology comprise a variety of entities that most are benign in course. However the vasculopathies and vasculitis are not common,but they could represent the 1,9% and 4,4% according to some studies of emergency dermatology department. They become an important diseases which have to identified early to established an appropiate managment and treatment. Some of them are well known as the leukocitoclastic vasculitis, Schölein-Henoch, panarteritis nodosa, ANCA associated vasculitis, giant cell arteritis, cryoglobulinemic vasculitis and antiphospholipid syndrome...
July 28, 2017: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia: Organo Ufficiale, Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Sifilografia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28825580/-calciphylaxis
#9
Nicolás Raimondi, Jorge J Del Vecchio, Mauricio Ghioldi, Emanuel Uzair
Calciphylaxis is vasculopathy characterized by ischemia and painful skin necrosis due to calcification and intimal fibroplasia of thrombosis of the panicular arterioles. It most frequently compromises patients with terminal chronic renal failure and has a high mortality rate. Biopsy of skin lesions is used as a diagnostic method. No specific laboratory findings have been recorded. Skin lesions usually begin in the extremities like a painful purplish mottling similar to "livedo reticularis". The natural evolution is to ulcers and bedsores...
2017: Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781873/calciphylaxis-with-extensive-arterial-calcification
#10
Syed Irfan Qadri, Abhilash Koratala
Calciphylaxis is a clinical syndrome of arteriolar calcification with resultant tissue necrosis, most commonly seen in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) on dialysis. This condition carries a high mortality rate mainly due to infection. Helpful interventions include adequate dialytic therapy, medical management of hyperparathyroidism, hyperphosphatemia, and intravenous sodium thiosulfate therapy.
August 2017: Clinical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28779847/efficacy-of-intralesional-sodium-thiosulfate-injections-for-disabling-tumoral-calcinosis-two-cases
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J Goossens, M Courbebaisse, E Caudron, C Bahans, V Vacquerie, J Melchior, P Vergne Salle, C Moesch, M Daudon, V Frocht, P Richette, Hang-Korng Ea, V Guigonis
INTRODUCTION: Tumoral calcinosis (TC) is a difficult-to-treat complication that can occur during several diseases such as dermatomyositis or genetic hyperphosphatemia. It is a painful and disabling condition that can lead to local complications including joint mobility reduction, cutaneous ulceration and superinfection. For the largest lesions, the treatment relies essentially on surgery. Intravenous sodium thiosulfate (STS) is efficient to treat calciphylaxis in patients undergoing hemodialysis...
June 17, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761894/gastric-pneumatosis-from-isolated-gastric-calciphylaxis
#12
Aditi Mulgund, Sanam Razeghi, Sampath Poreddy
A 58-year-old man with end-stage renal disease presented with hypotension and emesis, pale conjunctivae, and a distended abdomen. Labs revealed hypercalcemia and leukocytosis. Abdominal imaging showed gastric pneumatosis. Endoscopy demonstrated significant hemorrhage and necrosis in the gastric cardia and fundus. Biopsies revealed acute ulcerative gastritis and focal intravascular calcium phosphate crystals. The patient remained nil per os and was placed on omeprazole and sucralfate. Repeat endoscopy demonstrated mucosal healing...
2017: ACG Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761091/a-novel-pharmacodynamic-assay-to-evaluate-the-effects-of-crystallization-inhibitors-on-calcium-phosphate-crystallization-in-human-plasma
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M D Ferrer, M M Pérez, M M Cànaves, J M Buades, C Salcedo, J Perelló
Cardiovascular calcification (CVC) is a progressive complication of chronic kidney disease and a predictor of CV events and mortality. The use of biomarkers to predict CV risk and activities of potential or current treatment drugs in these patients could have a crucial impact on therapeutic approaches. Our aim was to develop a novel assay for measurement of the rate of calcium phosphate crystallization in human plasma and provide a tool to evaluate the effects of crystallization inhibitors. The efficacy of inhibitors was determined by adding inhibitory compounds (polyphosphates, fetuin-A, sodium thiosulfate or citrate) to control samples...
July 31, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717990/iron-based-phosphate-binders-a-paradigm-shift-in-the-treatment-of-hyperphosphatemic-anemic-ckd-patients
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Francesco Locatelli, Lucia Del Vecchio
The partial correction of anemia and the normalization of phosphate and blood pressure are the mainstay of treatment of patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Available anti-hypertensive drugs, erythropoiesis stimulating agents (ESAs) and iron supplements have resolved quite satisfactorily the goal of controlling hypertension and partially correcting anemia. Unfortunately, the treatment of hyperphosphatemia is still far from resolved. Phosphate binders have poor tolerability and/or limited efficacy, leading to the prescription of many tablets that achieve only a mild-to-moderate effect...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683713/-non-uremic-calciphylaxis-due-to-acenocoumarol
#15
Francisco Ignacio Torres-Bondia, Federico Javier Parada-Saavedra, Josep Manel Fernández-Armenteros, Joan Antoni Schoenenberger-Arnaiz
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 1, 2017: Farmacia Hospitalaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682855/management-of-a-complex-peristomal-calciphylaxis-a-case-study
#16
Mary Famorca, Debra Beauchaine, Nancy Angulo
BACKGROUND: Calciphylaxis, also referred to as calcific uremic arteriolopathy, is a rare and serious syndrome of small blood vessels with a high mortality rate. Calciphylaxis lesions require intensive wound management with medical interventions for the patient to survive the sequelae of sepsis and present unique challenges when found in the peristomal skin. CASE: A 33-year-old man presented with multiple malodorous stage 4 pressure injuries of his sacrococcygeal and gluteal area...
July 2017: Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638953/-chronic-leg-ulcers
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REVIEW
J Dissemond
Chronic wounds often manifest as ulcers on the lower legs. The main causes of chronic leg ulcers are chronic venous insufficiency and/or peripheral arterial occlusive disease in approximately 80% of all patients. However, there are also numerous other potentially relevant factors which can cause or almost impede the healing of chronic leg ulcers. Therefore, disease such as vasculitis, livedo vasculopathy, pyoderma gangrenosum, necrobiosis lipoidica, Martorell hypertensive leg ulcer, calciphylaxis, infectious diseases, neoplasms, drugs, cutaneous artefacts and genetic defects are exemplarily presented...
August 2017: Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift Für Dermatologie, Venerologie, und Verwandte Gebiete
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603903/a-systematic-review-of-sodium-thiosulfate-in-treating-calciphylaxis-in-chronic-kidney-disease-patients
#18
Ting Peng, Ling Zhuo, Ying Wang, Min Jun, Guisen Li, Li Wang, Daqing Hong
BACKGROUND: Calciphylaxis is a severe complication of advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD). Sodium thiosulphate (STS), an antioxidant and calcium chelating agent, has been used for the treatment of calciphylaxis. However, its efficacy and safety have not been systematically analysed and evaluated. METHODS: MEDLINE, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Library database were systematically searched for case report or cases series on use of STS for calciphylaxis published between July 1974 and October 2016...
June 11, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601542/the-signs-aligned-nonuremic-calciphylaxis
#19
Owen N Kramer, Benjamin C Garden, Igor Altman, Marylee Braniecki, Iris K Aronson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589153/calciphylaxis-in-the-setting-of-alcoholic-cirrhosis-case-report-and-literature-review
#20
Natasha Shah, Hafiz Muhammad Sharjeel Arshad, Yanxia Li, Rogelio Silva
Calciphylaxis can be a severe life-threatening dermatologic disease that is a known complication associated with end-stage renal disease. However, multiple non-uremic etiologies that are not yet well studied can cause calciphylaxis. We report a rare care of a 40-year-old female with history of alcoholic cirrhosis without any evidence of renal dysfunction who presents with calciphylaxis.
April 2017: Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
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