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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079685/asymmetric-deep-stromal-keratopathy-in-a-patient-with-multiple-myeloma
#1
Laurel T Tainsh, Patrick A Coady, John H Sinard, Natalia Neparidze, Seth W Meskin, Ron A Adelman, Jessica Chow
PURPOSE: To report a case of asymmetric deep stromal keratopathy in a patient with multiple myeloma. METHODS: Case report and literature review. RESULTS: An 85-year-old woman was found to have progressive visually significant left-sided deep stromal opacity in the setting of monoclonal gammopathy. Hematologic workup resulted in a diagnosis of IgG kappa multiple myeloma. Histopathology was significant for semicrystalline deposits in the posterior stroma...
January 11, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069603/treatment-of-b-cell-disorder-improves-renal-outcome-of-patients-with-monoclonal-gammopathy-associated-c3-glomerulopathy
#2
Sophie Chauvet, Véronique Frémeaux-Bacchi, Florent Petitprez, Alexandre Karras, Laurent Daniel, Stéphane Burtey, Gabriel Choukroun, Yahsou Delmas, Dominique Guerrot, Arnaud François, Moglie Le Quintrec, Vincent Javaugue, David Ribes, Laurence Vrigneaud, Bertrand Arnulf, Jean Michel Goujon, Pierre Ronco, Guy Touchard, Frank Bridoux
The high frequency of monoclonal gammopathy in adult patients with C3 glomerulopathy (C3G) emphasizes the role of the monoclonal immunoglobulin (MIg) in the occurrence of renal disease and raises the issue of the therapeutic management. The aim of the study was to evaluate the effect of chemotherapy in a large cohort of patients with MIg-associated C3G. Fifty adult patients with MIg and biopsy-proven C3G were extracted from the French national database of C3G. We retrospectively compared renal outcomes in patients who received or not chemotherapy targeting the underlying B-cell clone...
January 9, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069266/the-clinicopathologic-characteristics-of-kidney-diseases-related-to-monotypic-iga-deposits
#3
Marguerite Vignon, Camille Cohen, Stanislas Faguer, Laure-Hélène Noel, Celine Guilbeau, Marion Rabant, Sarah Higgins, Aurélie Hummel, Alexandre Hertig, Hélène Francois, Moglie Lequintrec, Eve Vilaine, Bertrand Knebelmann, Jacques Pourrat, Dominique Chauveau, Jean-Michel Goujon, Vincent Javaugue, Guy Touchard, Khalil El Karoui, Frank Bridoux
Monoclonal gammopathy of renal significance (MGRS) regroups renal disorders caused by a monoclonal immunoglobulin without overt hematological malignancy. MGRS includes tubular disorders, glomerular disorders with organized deposits, and glomerular disorders with non-organized deposits, such as proliferative glomerulonephritis with monoclonal IgG deposits. Since glomerular involvement related to monotypic IgA deposits is poorly described we performed retrospective analysis and defined clinico-biological characteristics, renal pathology, and outcome in 19 referred patients...
January 6, 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068803/annals-express-artifactual-25-oh-vitamin-d-level-in-multiple-myeloma
#4
Michal Wen Sheue Ong, Rashim Salota, Tracy Reeman, Lapsley Marta, Lydia Jones
The most commonly used techniques to measure vitamin D are automated immunoassays which are known to be affected by interferences, especially from immunoglobulins present in the patient's serum. We present a case of a patient with myeloma in whom interference with the vitamin D assay was identified. An eighty-three year old female, known to have IgG myeloma was found to have a high concentration of 25-OH vitamin D on a routine test without any signs of vitamin D toxicity. She was not taking vitamin D supplements or any other multivitamin preparation and had minimal sun exposure...
January 1, 2017: Annals of Clinical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067962/concurrent-multiple-myeloma-and-mast-cell-neoplasia-in-a-13-year-old-castrated-male-maine-coon-cat
#5
Jonathan M Bagwell, Heather R Herd, Melanie A Breshears, Steven Hodges, Theresa E Rizzi
A 13-year-old, castrated male Maine Coon cat was presented to Oklahoma State University Boren Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital for yearly echocardiographic examination monitoring hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) diagnosed in 2003. Physical examination revealed a heart murmur and premature beats, likely related to HCM, but was otherwise unremarkable. A biochemistry profile revealed a hyperglobulinemia (6.3 g/dL). Cytologic examination of fine-needle aspirates from liver and spleen revealed increased numbers of plasma cells and mast cells, confirmed with subsequent histologic examination...
January 9, 2017: Veterinary Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974705/are-neurological-complications-of-monoclonal-gammopathy-of-undetermined-significance-underestimated
#6
Normann Steiner, Angelika Schwärzler, Georg Göbel, Wolfgang Löscher, Julia Wanschitz, Eberhard Gunsilius
OBJECTIVES: Monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS) is a premalignancy preceding multiple myeloma (MM) or related disorders. Neurological symptoms caused by the monoclonal immunoglobulins or free light-chains are often associated with a high morbidity. We analyzed the prevalence of neuropathy, clinical features and the long-term outcome in 223 patients (pts.) with MGUS. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Between 1/2005 and 3/2015, 223 adult pts. with MGUS were identified in our database...
December 10, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936757/polyclonal-immunoglobulin-g-n-glycosylation-in-the-pathogenesis-of-plasma-cell-disorders
#7
Stefan Mittermayr, Giao N Lê, Colin Clarke, Silvia Millán Martín, Anne-Marie Larkin, Peter O'Gorman, Jonathan Bones
The pathological progression from benign monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS) to smoldering myeloma (SMM) and finally to active myeloma (MM) is poorly understood. Abnormal immunoglobulin G (IgG) glycosylation in myeloma has been reported. Using a glycomic platform composed of hydrophilic interaction UPLC, exoglycosidase digestions, weak anion-exchange chromatography, and mass spectrometry, polyclonal IgG N-glycosylation profiles from 35 patients [MGUS (n = 8), SMM (n = 5), MM (n = 8), complete-response (CR) post-treatment (n = 5), relapse (n = 4), healthy age-matched control (n = 5)] were characterized to map glycan structures in distinct disease phases of multiple myeloma...
December 12, 2016: Journal of Proteome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889936/abnormal-heavy-light-chain-ratio-after-treatment-is-associated-with-shorter-survival-in-patients-with-iga-myeloma
#8
Yasuhito Suehara, Hiroyuki Takamatsu, Kota Fukumoto, Manabu Fujisawa, Kentaro Narita, Yoshiaki Usui, Masami Takeuchi, Kelly Endean, Kosei Matsue
Immunoglobulin (Ig) heavy/light chain (HLC) assays enable the separate quantification of the different light chain types of each Ig class. We retrospectively analyzed the correlation of heavy/light chain ratio (HLCR) with clinical status and its impact on outcome in 120 patients with multiple myeloma (MM). Abnormal HLCR was seen more frequently in patients with poorer myeloma response, and it appeared to be more sensitive for detecting clonality in IgA myeloma compared to IgG myeloma after treatment. Among the 85 patients who achieved ≥VGPR, the patients remained HLCR abnormal were showed significantly shorter overall survival (OS) compared to those achieving a normal HLCR (not reached vs...
November 27, 2016: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863383/adipocytes-secreted-leptin-is-a-pro-tumor-factor-for-survival-of-multiple-myeloma-under-chemotherapy
#9
Wen Yu, De-Dong Cao, Qiu-Bai Li, Hui-Ling Mei, Yu Hu, Tao Guo
Accumulating evidences have shown that adipokines secreted from adipocytes contributes to tumor development, especially leptin. However, underlying mechanisms remain unclear. This study aims to explore the effect of leptin on development and chemoresistance in multiple myeloma cells and the potential mechanism. Analysis of levels of adipokines including leptin and adiponectin in 28 multiple myeloma patients identified significantly higher leptin compared with 28 normal controls(P < 0.05), and leptin level was positively correlated with clinical stage, IgG, ER, and ß2MG...
November 14, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824644/rapid-fatal-acute-peripheral-t-cell-lymphoma-associated-with-igg-plasma-cell-leukemia-and-iga-hypergammaglobulinemia
#10
Nives Jonjić, Irena Seili Bekafigo, Dora Fučkar Čupić, Ksenija Lučin, Antica Duletić Načinović, Toni Valković
Simultaneous occurrence of T-cell and B-cell neoplasms is rare, and etiologic relationships between these 2 malignancies are poorly understood. We describe the case of a 66-year-old woman who was admitted to the hospital because of fever, hemoptysis, lymphadenopathy, and skin rash. Enlarged lymph nodes in axillary, pectoral, paratracheal, and periportal regions as well as slight hepatomegaly and splenomegaly were confirmed. A peripheral blood smear revealed rouleaux formation and numerous circulating plasma cells, with plasmacytoid lymphocytes...
November 2016: Applied Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Morphology: AIMM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27776522/inositol-1-4-5-trisphosphate-receptor-type-1-autoantibodies-in-paraneoplastic-and-non-paraneoplastic-peripheral-neuropathy
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Sven Jarius, Marius Ringelstein, Jürgen Haas, Irina I Serysheva, Lars Komorowski, Kai Fechner, Klaus-Peter Wandinger, Philipp Albrecht, Harald Hefter, Andreas Moser, Eva Neuen-Jacob, Hans-Peter Hartung, Brigitte Wildemann, Orhan Aktas
BACKGROUND: Recently, we described a novel autoantibody, anti-Sj/ITPR1-IgG, that targets the inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate receptor type 1 (ITPR1) in patients with cerebellar ataxia. However, ITPR1 is expressed not only by Purkinje cells but also in the anterior horn of the spinal cord, in the substantia gelatinosa and in the motor, sensory (including the dorsal root ganglia) and autonomic peripheral nervous system, suggesting that the clinical spectrum associated with autoimmunity to ITPR1 may be broader than initially thought...
October 24, 2016: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27707674/benefits-of-new-immunoglobulin-derived-biomarkers-for-the-diagnosis-and-follow-up-of-patients-with-dysglobulinemia
#12
Natalia Ermak, Thao Nguyen-Khoa, Marie-Alexandra Alyanakian
The diagnostics and follow-up of monoclonal gammopathies such as multiple myeloma require precise analysis of the monoclonal component as well as the other immunoglobulins isotypes, which might be limited by the sensitivity of standard laboratory methods. New serum biomarkers were developed for routine practice in the last decades, such as the free light chain assays and more recently the heavy/light chain assay<strike>s</strike>. Studies have shown that serum free light chain measurement was useful in the identification and follow-up of pauci or nonsecretory myeloma, free light-chain multiple myeloma and AL amyloidosis...
October 1, 2016: Annales de Biologie Clinique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27676646/evidence-of-both-von-willebrand-factor-deposition-and-factor-v-deposition-onto-al-amyloid-as-the-cause-of-a-severe-bleeding-diathesis
#13
Jonathan S Harrison, Shellaine R Frazier, Dianne D McConnell, Senan John Yasar, Nataliya Melnyk, Gratian Salaru
Acquired coagulopathies are common; uncommonly, adsorption of coagulation factors from the circulation into the tissues by pathologic amyloid exceeds the body's ability to produce factor and results in acquired factor deficiency. When amyloidosis does cause a coagulopathy, it is most often acquired factor X deficiency, but there are rare reports of amyloidosis being associated with other acquired factor deficiencies. We investigated a case of a severe bleeding diathesis, the cause of which was combined acquired factor V deficiency and concomitant acquired von Willebrand syndrome...
September 24, 2016: Blood Coagulation & Fibrinolysis: An International Journal in Haemostasis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27664535/treatment-of-multiple-myeloma-with-monoclonal-antibodies-and-the-dilemma-of-false-positive-m-spikes-in-peripheral-blood
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Kazunori Murata, Samuel I McCash, Brittany Carroll, Alexander M Lesokhin, Hani Hassoun, Nikoletta Lendvai, Neha S Korde, Sham Mailankody, Heather J Landau, Guenther Koehne, David J Chung, Sergio A Giralt, Lakshmi V Ramanathan, Ola Landgren
OBJECTIVES: To characterize the effect of three humanized IgG κ monoclonal antibodies (daratumumab, isatuximab, and elotuzumab) on the interpretation of results generated by protein electrophoresis, immunofixation, free light chain, and heavy/light chain assays performed on human serum. METHODS: Healthy volunteer serum and serum from multiple myeloma patients were supplemented with clinically relevant concentrations of each of the three monoclonal antibodies. These specimens then underwent analysis via serum protein electrophoresis, immunofixation, serum free light chain quantification, heavy/light chain quantification, total IgG, and total protein...
September 21, 2016: Clinical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27651406/polycythaemia-an-unusual-presentation-of-multiple-myeloma
#15
Elaine J Hutchison, Josephine A Taverna, Qi Yu, Andrew M Yeager
In contrast to anaemia, polycythaemia is a distinctly uncommon finding in patients with multiple myeloma. We describe the presence of otherwise unexplained polycythaemia in a 57-year-old Caucasian man who was found to have IgG κ multiple myeloma. After treatment of myeloma, the polycythaemia resolved. We reviewed previous reports of polycythaemia associated with multiple myeloma and discuss potential pathophysiological mechanisms that link these 2 conditions.
September 20, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27631242/c3-glomerulonephritis-in-multiple-myeloma-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#16
Guang Yin, Zhen Cheng, Cai-Hong Zeng, Zhi-Hong Liu
BACKGROUND: C3 glomerulonephritis (C3 GN) is a recently defined entity characterized by predominant C3 deposition in glomeruli due to abnormal activation of the alternative pathway of complement system. C3 GN has been reported to be associated with several systemic diseases. However, the association between C3 GN and multiple myeloma (MM) has not been well established. METHODS: We herein describe a case presenting with C3 GN on top of MM. RESULTS: A 64-year-old Chinese female presented with gross hematuria, renal dysfunction, anemia, and weight loss...
September 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27618707/autoimmune-glial-fibrillary-acidic-protein-astrocytopathy-a-novel-meningoencephalomyelitis
#17
Boyan Fang, Andrew McKeon, Shannon R Hinson, Thomas J Kryzer, Sean J Pittock, Allen J Aksamit, Vanda A Lennon
Importance: A novel astrocytic autoantibody has been identified as a biomarker of a relapsing autoimmune meningoencephalomyelitis that is immunotherapy responsive. Seropositivity distinguishes autoimmune glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) meningoencephalomyelitis from disorders commonly considered in the differential diagnosis. Objective: To describe a novel IgG autoantibody found in serum or cerebrospinal fluid that is specific for a cytosolic intermediate filament protein of astrocytes...
September 12, 2016: JAMA Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27614258/applying-mini-bore-hpaec-ms-ms-for-the-characterization-and-quantification-of-fc-n-glycans-from-heterogeneously-glycosylated-iggs
#18
Maria Maier, Dietmar Reusch, Cees Bruggink, Patrick Bulau, Manfred Wuhrer, Michael Mølhøj
High-performance anion-exchange chromatography (HPAEC) coupled to pulsed amperometric detection (PAD) is a highly sensitive method for the analysis of oligosaccharides without the need for prior derivatization. However, the method suffers from the lack of chemical information with peak assignments based on the retention times of authentic standards or known peaks of reference materials. Here we applied HPAEC coupled on-line with electrospray ion trap mass spectrometry (HPAEC-MS) using a prototype mini-bore (1mm I...
October 15, 2016: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27595536/combined-group-i-and-iii-abo-discrepancies-in-multiple-myeloma-with-igg-lambda-type-a-case-report
#19
Joonhong Park, Dong Wook Jekarl, Suk Young Park, Soyoung Shin
OBJECTIVE: To report a case with unusual ABO discrepancies caused by coexistence of the loss of anti-B isoagglutinin and rouleau formation. CLINICAL PRESENTATION AND INTERVENTION: A 79-year-old female diagnosed as having multiple myeloma (MM) with monoclonal IgG-λ type showed rouleau formation in peripheral blood smear. The ABO and Rh blood type before the diagnosis of MM was A+, but the following ABO grouping was interpreted as AB+. The ABO genotype revealed the subtypes A102 and O101, which confirmed her ABO phenotype as A+...
2017: Medical Principles and Practice: International Journal of the Kuwait University, Health Science Centre
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27578511/abnormalities-in-chromosomes-1q-and-13-independently-correlate-with-factors-of-poor-prognosis-in-multiple-myeloma
#20
Miyoung Kim, Young Su Ju, Eun Jin Lee, Hee Jung Kang, Han Sung Kim, Hyoun Chan Cho, Hyo Jung Kim, Jung Ah Kim, Dong Soon Lee, Young Kyung Lee
BACKGROUND: We comprehensively profiled cytogenetic abnormalities in multiple myeloma (MM) and analyzed the relationship between cytogenetic abnormalities of undetermined prognostic significance and established prognostic factors. METHODS: The karyotype of 333 newly diagnosed MM cases was analyzed in association with established prognostic factors. Survival analysis was also performed. RESULTS: MM with abnormal karyotypes (41.1%) exhibited high international scoring system (ISS) stage, frequent IgA type, elevated IgG or IgA levels, elevated calcium levels, elevated creatine (Cr) levels, elevated β2-microglobulin levels, and decreased Hb levels...
November 2016: Annals of Laboratory Medicine
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