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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637843/poems-syndrome-a-rare-cause-of-exudative-ascites-and-chronic-peripheral-neuropathy
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Omar Al-Mayoof, Hana Al Sughaiyer, Wuroud Abuomar, Maria Khan
POEMS syndrome (Peripheral neuropathy, Organomegaly, Endocrinopathy, M protein, Skin changes) is a rare plasma cell disorder with multisystem involvementA 40-year-old man with a chronic history of unexplained peripheral neuropathy , presented with exudative ascites.He was found to have an incidental osteolytic lesion of the sacrum proven to be a plasmacytoma. Immunoelectrophoresis for monoclonal protein was negative.In addition, the patient was found to have hepatosplenomegaly, erectile dysfunction, hyperprolactinaemia and hypothyroidism...
June 20, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589896/as-white-as-ivory-sclerotic-vertebra-in-poems-syndrome
#2
Konstantinos Liapis, Sophia Vlachou, Athina Markou, Georgios Kakiopoulos, Theodora Kounadi, Nikolaos I Anagnostopoulos, George P Piaditis
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 3, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570324/neurologic-complications-of-lymphoma-leukemia-and-paraproteinemias
#3
Michelle L Mauermann
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This article reviews the spectrum of neurologic complications associated with lymphoma, leukemia, and paraproteinemic disorders. While leptomeningeal metastasis is the most common complication of lymphoma and leukemia and peripheral neuropathy is the most common complication of paraproteinemic disorders, clinicians need to be familiar with the diverse neurologic complications of these disorders. RECENT FINDINGS: Lymphomatous nervous system involvement can be difficult to diagnose, especially when it is the presenting symptom...
June 2017: Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566158/diagnostic-challenges-in-poems-syndrome-presenting-with-polyneuropathy-a-case-series
#4
Yuebing Li, Jason Valent, Payam Soltanzadeh, Nimish Thakore, Bashar Katirji
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the clinical characteristics of patients with POEMS presenting with polyneuropathy and discuss associated diagnostic challenges. METHOD: Retrospective analysis of 6 patients from 2 tertiary-care institutions. RESULTS: Six patients presented with progressive sensorimotor deficits predominantly or exclusively in the lower extremities and were diagnosed with POEMS syndrome. In 4 patients, a diagnosis of chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculopathy (CIDP) was mistakenly made...
July 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503308/portal-hypertension-as-the-initial-manifestation-of-poems-syndrome-a-case-report
#5
Lina Wu, Yue Li, Fang Yao, Chongmei Lu, Jian Li, Weixun Zhou, Jiaming Qian
BACKGROUND: Portal hypertension has a broad differential diagnosis. POEMS syndrome is an uncommon cause of it. POEMS syndrome is a rare disease involving multiple organs. In differential diagnosis of portal hypertension, POEMS syndrome should be considered especially when other symptoms such as numbness, organomegaly, endocrine alteration and skin changes also present, as it is highlighted by our case. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a 46-year-old Chinese male, a teacher, presenting with portal hypertension...
2017: BMC Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472865/electrophysiological-features-of-poems-syndrome-compared-to-mgus-related-neuropathy
#6
Hyunjin Kim, Young-Min Lim, Joo Yea Jin, Dok Hyun Yoon, Cheolwon Suh, Sun-Young Kim, Jae-Cheol Jo, Kwang-Kuk Kim
INTRODUCTION: Polyneuropathy, organomegaly, endocrinopathy, M-protein, and skin changes (POEMS) syndrome and monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS) are paraproteinemic disorders that can cause demyelinating polyneuropathy. Here, we assessed the findings of nerve conduction studies (NCSs) in patients with POEMS syndrome and MGUS-related neuropathy to determine whether the NCS characteristics can help differentiate between the conditions. METHODS: We enrolled 24 POEMS and 37 MGUS-related neuropathy patients...
May 4, 2017: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426463/treatments-for-achalasia-in-2017-how-to-choose-among-them
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Peter J Kahrilas, John E Pandolfino
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To review recent advances in achalasia diagnostics and therapeutics. RECENT FINDINGS: The cardinal feature of achalasia, impaired lower esophageal sphincter (LES) relaxation, can occur in association with varied patterns of esophageal contractility. The Chicago Classification distinguishes among these as follows: without contractility (type I), with panesophageal pressurization (type II), with premature (spastic) distal esophageal contractions (type III), or even with preserved peristalsis [esophagogastric junction (EGJ) outlet obstruction]...
July 2017: Current Opinion in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419450/acquired-blue-sclerae-in-poems-syndrome
#8
Wasithep Limvorapitak, Diego Villa
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 17, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405536/an-unfortunate-polyneuropathy-organomegaly-endocrinopathy-monoclonal-gammopathy-and-skin-change-poems
#9
Faraz Afridi, Jorge Otoya, Samantha F Bunting, Gerard Chaaya
POEMS syndrome is an acronym for polyneuropathy, organomegaly, endocrinopathy, monoclonal gammopathy and skin changes, which is a rare paraneoplastic disease of monoclonal plasma cells. A mandatory criterion to diagnose POEMS syndrome is the presence of a monoclonal plasma cell dyscrasia in which plasma cell leukemia is the most aggressive form. Early identification of the features of the POEMS syndrome is critical for patients to identify an underlying plasma cell dyscrasias and to reduce the morbidity and mortality of the disease by providing early therapy...
March 8, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397326/diagnosis-and-management-of-neuropathies-associated-with-plasma-cell-dyscrasias
#10
REVIEW
Evan Rosenbaum, Douglas Marks, Shahzad Raza
Neuropathies associated with plasma cell dyscrasias are a major cause of morbidity for patients managed by medical oncologists. Because of similarities in clinical presentation and on nerve conduction studies, identifying the underlying disease leading to a paraproteinemic neuropathy can often be difficult. In addition, the degree of neurologic deficit does not strictly correlate with the extent of abnormalities on common clinical laboratory testing. Fortunately, with increasing understanding into the biologic mechanisms of underlying hematologic diseases, additional biomarkers have recently been developed, thus improving our diagnostic capacity...
April 10, 2017: Hematological Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392663/glomeruloid-hemangioma-as-a-marker-for-the-early-diagnosis-of-poems-syndrome
#11
Jin Yong Lee, Jae Kyun Choi, Jae Won Ha, So Eun Park, Chul Woo Kim, Sang Seok Kim
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: Annals of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343327/osteolytic-variant-poems-syndrome-an-uncommon-presentation-of-osteosclerotic-myeloma
#12
Michael S Clark, Benjamin M Howe, Katrina N Glazebrook, Michelle L Mauermann, Stephen M Broski
Polyneuropathy, organomegaly, endocrinopathy, M protein, and skin changes (POEMS) syndrome, a form of osteosclerotic myeloma, is a multisystem disease related to a monoclonal plasma cell proliferative disorder. Osseous lesions are most commonly sclerotic on radiographs and computed tomography (CT), demonstrate low T1 and T2 signal intensity on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and have variable degrees of avidity on positon emission tomography (PET) imaging using 18-fluorodeoxyglucose ((18)F-FDG). We present three cases of POEMS syndrome manifesting as osteolytic lesions with indolent features, including well-defined thin sclerotic rims, no cortical disruption or periosteal reaction, no associated soft-tissue mass, and a periarticular location, all features that could lead to misinterpretation as benign bone lesions...
March 25, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299525/poems-syndrome-an-enigma
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REVIEW
Rahma Warsame, Uday Yanamandra, Prashant Kapoor
POEMS syndrome is a paraneoplastic disorder secondary to an underlying plasma cell dyscrasia. By definition, all patients with POEMS syndrome must display polyneuropathy and monoclonal plasma cell disorder. In addition, at least one major criterion (Castleman's disease, sclerotic bone lesions, or vascular endothelial growth factor elevation) and one minor criterion (organomegaly, extravascular volume overload, endocrinopathy, skin changes, papilledema, thrombocytosis, or polycythemia) are required for diagnosis...
April 2017: Current Hematologic Malignancy Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291506/immunotactoid-glomerulopathy-leading-to-the-discovery-of-poems-syndrome%C3%A2
#14
Carole Philipponnet, Jean-Louis Kemeny, Cyril Garrouste, Martin Soubrier, Anne-Elisabeth Heng
Monoclonal gammopathy of renal significance (MGRS) can manifest in many different ways depending on the nature of the immunoglobulin and its physicochemical properties. MGRS can lead to the discovery of a hematological malignancy. We report the case of a 32-year-old female patient who underwent renal biopsy on account of an impure nephrotic syndrome associated with immunoglobulin (Ig)G κ monoclonal gammopathy. Histological analysis revealed membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis with IgG, IgM, κ, λ, and C3 deposits...
March 14, 2017: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247959/therapeutic-plasma-exchange-in-chronic-dysimmune-peripheral-neuropathies-a-10-year-retrospective-study
#15
Philippe Codron, Maud Cousin, Jean-François Subra, Vivien Pautot, Franck Letournel, Christophe Verny, Julien Cassereau
INTRODUCTION: Therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE) can be proposed in the treatment of chronic dysimmune peripheral neuropathies (CDPN). Actual guidelines are however based on few studies, and indications and protocols still remain to be clarified. We conducted a 10-year retrospective study in order to assess the effectiveness and tolerance of TPE in CDPN. METHODS: All patients treated for CDPN with TPE from October 2006 to March 2016 in the university hospital of Angers were included...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Apheresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247771/poems-syndrome-and-idiopathic-portal-hypertension-a-possible-association
#16
Sara Campos, Cláudia Agostinho, Maria Augusta Cipriano
A 48-year old female patient was admitted to the emergency department with upper gastrointestinal bleeding. Endoscopy showed large esophageal varices that were treated with band ligation. She had been treated with cyclophosphamide, melphalan, lenalidomide and corticosteroids for POEMS syndrome (polyneuropathy, organomegaly, endocrinopathy or edema, M protein, skin changes). She had no other risk factors for chronic liver disease. Laboratory and radiological examinations could not confirm the etiology of portal hypertension...
March 1, 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243170/elbow-ulnar-neuropathy-treatment-by-anterior-transposition-of-the-ulnar-nerve
#17
Antonio Tufi Neder, Regina de Azevedo Alves, Arlindo Gomes Pardini, Marcelo Riberto, Milton Mazer
OBJECTIVES: Retrospective clinical evaluation of 31 patients who underwent ulnar nerve decompression at the elbow and subcutaneous anterior transposition. METHODS: From January 2000 to December 2013, 71 patients underwent subcutaneous anterior transposition of the ulnar nerve. Thirty-one patients returned for evaluation. The mean follow-up period was 60 months. Patients were evaluated for the degree of satisfaction after surgery, paresthesia, pain, Tinel sign, Froment test and sensitivity test by esthesiometer, muscle strength of the intrinsic muscles and deep flexor of the fifth digit, visual analogic pain scale (VAS) and were subjected to the QuickDash questionnaire...
July 2016: Acta Ortopedica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223738/peroral-endoscopic-myotomy-for-treatment-of-guillain-barre-syndrome-associated-achalasia-a-rare-case
#18
Seung Kak Shin, Kyoung Oh Kim, Eui Joo Kim, Su Young Kim, Jung Ho Kim, Yoon Jae Kim, Jun-Won Chung, Kwang An Kwon, Dong Kyun Park
Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS)-associated achalasia is a very rare disease of uncertain cause. We report the case of a patient diagnosed with GBS-associated type I achalasia who was successfully treated with peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM). A 30-year-old man who was diagnosed with GBS 3 mo before was referred to our department with dysphagia and meal-related regurgitation. The results of esophagography, endoscopy, and high-resolution manometry (HRM) revealed type I achalasia. POEM that utilized a submucosal tunneling technique was performed to treat the GBS-associated type I achalasia...
February 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196699/-sarcoidosis-flare-after-autologous-stem-cell-transplantation-an-immune-paradox
#19
A Marchal, F Charlotte, P Maksud, J Haroche, F Lifferman, M Miyara, S Choquet, Z Amoura, F Cohen Aubart
INTRODUCTION: Sarcoidosis is a systemic granulomatous disorder of unknown cause. Apparition or flare of previously diagnosed sarcoidosis following hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) has rarely been reported. OBSERVATION: We report a 62-year-old woman who presented a radiological flare of sarcoidosis post-autologous stem cell transplantation for a POEMS syndrome. Imaging findings and lymph node histology, which revealed non-caseating granuloma, were consistent with the sarcoidosis diagnosis...
February 10, 2017: La Revue de Médecine Interne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133484/polyneuropathy-as-novel-initial-manifestation-in-a-case-of-nonsecretory-poems-syndrome-with-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome
#20
Minrui Liang, Zhixing Jiang, Zhiguang Lin, Bobin Chen, Hejian Zou, Weiguo Wan, Jun Liu
POEMS syndrome (polyneuropathy, organomegaly, endocrinopathy, monoclonal gammopathy, and skin changes) is a paraneoplastic syndrome driven by plasma cell dyscrasias. We report a patient with novel initial manifestation of polyneuropathy, which was considered due to Sjögren's syndrome but with poor response to methylprednisolone (120 mg/d) and intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg). Further investigation by imaging tests and following biopsy eventually confirmed the diagnosis of POEMS syndrome secondary to solitary plasmocytoma...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
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