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#1
Ahmed Abdalla, Ghassan Bachuwa, Samer Al Hadidi
Hypercalcemia has many causes including primary hyperparathyroidism, malignancy, and other rare etiologies. In most of the cases, hypercalcemia is secondary to one etiology. In this case, we are reporting hypercalcemia with two causes. The initial workup showed primary hyperparathyroidism due to parathyroid adenoma. But because all features were not fully explained by primary hyperparathyroidism, further work-up revealed multiple myeloma. This case represents coexistence of two different diseases, which was rarely reported in the literature previously...
July 2017: Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792693/serum-hepcidin-levels-in-multiple-myeloma
#2
Manolov Victor, Hadjiev Evgeniy, Tzvetkova Gergana, Petrova Julia, Vasilev Vasil, Marinov Borislav, Bogov Ivo, Gramatikova Zlatina, Tzatchev Kamen
BACKGROUND: Multiple myeloma (MM) is a malignant disease with a 10% frequency among all haematology neoplasms. It is characterized by clone proliferation of plasmatic cells in bone marrow, monoclonal gammopathy, and anemia, hypercalcemia, and kidney failure and bone lesions. IL-6 is an inflammatory cytokine, potential growth factor for myeloma cells, as elevated serum levels are connected with poor disease prognosis. IL-6 modulates many gene transcriptions, encoding synthesis of acute phase proteins, including C-reactive protein (CRP) and hepcidin...
July 1, 2017: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768698/the-future-advances-in-therapeutic-approach-and-management-strategies-for-men1
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Rachel S van Leeuwaarde, Joanne M de Laat, Carolina R C Pieterman, Koen M A Dreijerink, Menno Vriens, Gerlof D Valk
Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 is a rare autosomal inherited disorder associated with a high risk for patients to simultaneously develop tumours of the parathyroid glands, duodeno-pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors and tumors of the anterior pituitary gland. Early identification of MEN1 in patients enables presymptomatic screening of manifestations which makes timely interventions possible with the intention to prevent morbidity and mortality. Causes of death nowadays have shifted towards local or metastatic progression of malignant neuro endocrine tumors...
August 2, 2017: Endocrine-related Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748897/milk-alkali-syndrome-induced-by-h1n1-influenza-vaccine
#4
Abdullah K Al-Hwiesh, Ibrahiem Saeed Abdul-Rahman, Nadia Al-Oudah, Sana Al-Solami, Fahd A Al-Muhanna
Milk-Alkali syndrome (MAS) consists of a triad of hypercalcemia, metabolic alkalosis, and acute renal failure. We hereby report a 75-year-old Indian gentleman who presented to our emergency department with a history of generalized weakness and easy fatigability. Investigations were consistent with MAS secondary to calcium carbonate and calcitriol treatment to prevent osteoporosis, aggravated by H1N1 influenza vaccine. The patient was treated with hemodialysis and zoledronate. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of such association in the literature...
July 2017: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740334/cytokines-in-endocrine-dysfunction-of-plasma-cell-disorders
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REVIEW
Eva Feigerlová, Shyue-Fang Battaglia-Hsu
Monoclonal gammopathies (MG) are classically associated with lytic bone lesions, hypercalcemia, anemia, and renal insufficiency. However, in some cases, symptoms of endocrine dysfunction are more prominent than these classical signs and misdiagnosis can thus be possible. This concerns especially the situation where the presence of M-protein is limited and the serum protein electrophoresis (sPEP) appears normal. To understand the origin of the endocrine symptoms associated with MG, we overview here the current knowledge on the complexity of interactions between cytokines and the endocrine system in MG and discuss the perspectives for both the diagnosis and treatments for this class of diseases...
2017: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735762/parathyroidectomy-for-tertiary-hyperparathyroidism-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Jessica A Tang, Jacob Friedman, Michelle S Hwang, Anna M Salapatas, Lauren B Bonzelaar, Michael Friedman
OBJECTIVE: Analyze the efficacy and indications for parathyroidectomy as an intervention for tertiary hyperparathyroidism. DATA SOURCES: PubMed, MEDLINE, and Cochrane Library databases. REVIEW METHODS: A systematic literature search was performed using the. Original research articles in English were retrieved using the search terms ("tertiary hyperparathyroidism" OR "3HPT") AND "parathyroidectomy". Articles were analyzed in regards to their surgical indications, operative endpoints, comparison between different surgical interventions, characterization of disease recurrence rates, and evaluation of alternative medical management...
June 21, 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721219/two-rare-manifestations-of-primary-hyperparathyroidism-paralysis-and-peptic-ulcer-bleeding
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Maryam Heidarpour, Mehdi Karami, Pegah Hedayat, Ashraf Aminorroaya
Primary hyperparathyroidism revealed by thoracic spine brown tumor and peptic ulcer bleeding is rare. We presented a case of 33-year-old male patient who was admitted with paraplegia. Thoracic spine magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed extradural lesion at T4 level. He underwent surgical decompression in T4. According to histopathologic finding and elevated serum parathormone (PTH) and hypercalcemia (total serum calcium 12.1 mg/dL), the diagnosis of brown tumor was down. Ultrasonography of his neck showed a well-defined lesion of 26 × 14 × 6 mm...
2017: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717990/iron-based-phosphate-binders-a-paradigm-shift-in-the-treatment-of-hyperphosphatemic-anemic-ckd-patients
#8
REVIEW
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/28715143/repetitive-short-span-application-of-extracellular-calcium-is-osteopromotive-to-osteoprogenitor-cells
#9
Hyungjin Jung, Thomas Mbimba, Mustafa Unal, Ozan Akkus
Extracellular calcium ([Ca(2+) ]E ) concentration has been suggested to stimulate osteoblastic activity; thus, calcium can be used to enhance fracture healing. However, systemic administration of calcium at high dose levels may cause physiological problems such as hypercalcemia. Short span application of single or repetitive [Ca(2+) ]E stimulus may be suggested as a novel regimen to reduce such side effects. However, osteopromotive effect of such short term [Ca(2+) ]E stimulus on osteoprogenitor cells has not yet been evaluated yet...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690726/-giant-parathyroid-carcinoma-diagnostic-difficulties-and-therapeutic-strategies
#10
Ilias Benchafai, Leila Afani, Noureddine Errami, Bouchaib Hemmaoui, Hassan Errihani, Fouad Benariba
Parathyroid carcinoma is a very rare malignancy responsible for 0.4 to 5.2% of hyperparathyroidism. Clinical diagnosis is difficult and treatment should be codified. Surgery is the only curative treatment. We report the case of a female patient treated for malignancy-associated hypercalcemia revealing parathyroid carcinoma. The patient underwent surgery; after three months she developed lymphatic recurrence. Given the absence of other secondary involvement, bilateral lymph node dissection followed by chemotherapy was performed...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680788/profile-of-abaloparatide-and-its-potential-in-the-treatment-of-postmenopausal-osteoporosis
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REVIEW
Sri Harsha Tella, Anuhya Kommalapati, Ricardo Correa
Abaloparatide (previously known as BA058) is a synthetic 34-amino acid peptide and novel selective activator of parathyroid hormone receptor 1 (PTHR1) currently under development as a new anabolic agent in the management of osteoporosis. This paper reviews the profile and potential of abaloparatide in the treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis. This paper is based on clinical trials and a PubMed search. Search terms used were "abaloparatide", "BA058", and "PTHrP". This review outlines the effects of this anabolic PTHR1 activator, which increases bone mineral density in patients at high risk for osteoporosis...
May 31, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675766/hypercalcemia-remains-an-adverse-prognostic-factor%C3%A2-for-newly-diagnosed-multiple-myeloma-patients-in-the-era-of-novel-anti-myeloma-therapies
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Flora Zagouri, Efstathios Kastritis, Athanasios Zomas, Evangelos Terpos, Eirini Katodritou, Argiris Symeonidis, Sosana Delimpasi, Anastasia Pouli, Theodoros P Vassilakopoulos, Eurydiki Michalis, Stavroula Giannouli, Zafiris Kartasis, Anna Christoforidou, Kiriaki Kokoviadou, Eleftheria Hatzimichael, Dimitra Gika, Catherine Megalakaki, Maria Papaioannou, Marie-Christine Kyrtsonis, Kostas Konstantopoulos, Meletios A Dimopoulos
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the prognostic impact of hypercalcemia in newly diagnosed patients with symptomatic multiple myeloma (MM), especially after the incorporation of new agents. METHODS: we analyzed the outcomes of newly diagnosed patients with symptomatic myeloma included in the database of the Greek Myeloma Study Group for the prognostic effect of the presence of hypercalcemia (defined as corrected serum calcium ≥11 mg/dl) at diagnosis. RESULTS: Among 2129 consecutive patients with symptomatic MM, 19...
July 4, 2017: European Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671172/gastric-and-pulmonary-sarcoidosis-complicated-by-hypercalcemia-and-acute-renal-failure-case-report-and-literature-review
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A S Deepa, Vivek Anand Padegal, K S Poorna Chandra, H K Santhosh
Gastric sarcoidosis is a very rare manifestation of sarcoidosis. Only few case reports have been described in the literature. We present a case of coexisting gastric and pulmonary sarcoidosis in a 56-year-old female, who presented with gastrointestinal symptoms. Gastric mucosal biopsies, transbronchial needle aspiration, and endobronchial mucosal biopsies revealed noncaseating granulomas. This case report emphasizes on early evaluation of other organ system and initiation of treatment.
July 2017: Lung India: Official Organ of Indian Chest Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660709/patient-characteristics-prognostic-factors-and-outcome-of-dogs-with-high-grade-primary-mediastinal-lymphoma
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E L Moore, W Vernau, R B Rebhun, K A Skorupski, J H Burton
The goals of this retrospective study were to determine the patient characteristics of dogs with high-grade primary mediastinal lymphoma and to determine outcome and associated prognostic factors. A total of 42 dogs were identified, in which 36 received treatment and had follow-up information available. The most common clinical signs included lethargy, anorexia and polyuria/polydipsia. Hypercalcemia and pleural effusion were common findings at diagnosis. The phenotype was almost exclusively T-cell, most often in association with lymphoblastic cytomorphology as defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) lymphoma classification scheme...
June 28, 2017: Veterinary and Comparative Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658983/melphalan-hydrochloride-for-the-treatment-of-multiple-myeloma
#15
Fabrizio Esma, Marco Salvini, Rossella Troia, Mario Boccadoro, Alessandra Larocca, Chiara Pautasso
Multiple myeloma (MM) is an incurable disease characterized by clonal plasma cell proliferation and overproduction of monoclonal paraprotein, hypercalcemia, renal failure, anemia, osteolytic bone lesions, and infections. Melphalan, a nitrogen mustard, is an alkylating agent synthesized in 1953, and it has been used in multiple myeloma therapy for fifty years. Although novel agents have been introduced in the past few decades improving prognosis of the disease, melphalan still maintains a crucial role in the treatment of MM acting both as cytotoxic agent through damage to DNA, and as immunostimulatory drug by inhibiting Interleukin-6, as well as interaction with dendritic cells, and immunogenic effects in tumor microenvironment...
August 2017: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652455/rapid-progressive-disease-after-nivolumab-therapy-in-three-patients-with-metastatic-renal-cell-carcinoma
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Yuki Kobari, Tsunenori Kondo, Toshio Takagi, Kenji Omae, Hayakazu Nakazawa, Kazunari Tanabe
BACKGROUND/AIM: Rapid progressive disease (RPD), accelerated tumour growth immediate after the initiation of immune checkpoint inhibitor therapy, has been reported in melanoma and lung cancer. Herein, we describe 3 cases of RPD during the initial phase of nivolumab treatment for metastatic renal cell carcinoma. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The first and second patients received nivolumab in the fourth-line setting. The third patient received nivolumab therapy as third-line treatment...
July 2017: In Vivo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651310/clinicopathological-characteristics-of-extremely-young-korean-multiple-myeloma-patients-therapeutic-implications
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Junghoon Shin, Youngil Koh, Jeonghwan Youk, Miso Kim, Byung Soo Kim, Chul Won Choi, Hwa Jung Sung, Yong Park, Sung-Soo Yoon, Inho Kim
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Although multiple myeloma (MM) is typically a disease of the elderly, a certain subset of extremely young patients exists. It is necessary to establish clinicopathological characteristics for this population. METHODS: We reviewed the medical records of MM patients whose age was 40 years or younger at diagnosis. RESULTS: A total of 32 patients were analyzed (male to female ratio 19:13, median age 37 years). According to International Staging System, 29%, 48%, and 16% were in stage I, II, and III, respectively...
July 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643220/denosumab-an-emerging-therapy-in-pediatric-bone-disorders
#18
REVIEW
Alison M Boyce
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Denosumab is an inhibitor of receptor activator of nuclear factor kappa-B ligand (RANKL), and has emerged as an important novel therapy for skeletal disorders. This article examines the use of denosumab in children. RECENT FINDINGS: Considerable safety and efficacy data exists for denosumab treatment of adults with osteoporosis, bone metastases, and giant cell tumors. Pediatric data is limited; however, evidence suggests denosumab may be beneficial in decreasing bone turnover, increasing bone density, and preventing growth of certain skeletal neoplasms in children...
August 2017: Current Osteoporosis Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639211/selective-venous-sampling-for-primary-hyperparathyroidism-how-to-perform-an-examination-and-interpret-the-results-with-reference-to-thyroid-vein-anatomy
#19
REVIEW
Takayuki Yamada, Masaya Ikuno, Yasumoto Shinjo, Atsushi Hiroishi, Shoichiro Matsushita, Tsuyoshi Morimoto, Reiko Kumano, Kunihiro Yagihashi, Takuyuki Katabami
Primary hyperparathyroidism (pHPT) causes hypercalcemia. The treatment for pHPT is surgical dissection of the hyperfunctioning parathyroid gland. Lower rates of hypocalcemia and recurrent laryngeal nerve injury imply that minimally invasive parathyroidectomy (MIP) is safer than bilateral neck resection. Current trends in MIP use can be inferred only by reference to preoperative localization studies. Noninvasive imaging studies (typically preoperative localization studies) show good detection rates of hyperfunctioning glands; however, there have also been cases of nonlocalization or discordant results...
August 2017: Japanese Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597402/metastatic-bone-disease-from-breast-cancer-a-review-of-minimally-invasive-techniques-for-diagnosis-and-treatment
#20
REVIEW
Dimitrios Filippiadis, Andreas F Mavrogenis, Argyro Mazioti, Konstantinos Palialexis, Panayiotis D Megaloikonomos, Panayiotis J Papagelopoulos, Alexis Kelekis
Skeletal-related events in patients with metastatic bone disease include intractable severe pain, pathologic fracture, spinal cord and nerve compression, hypercalcemia and bone marrow aplasia. In patients with breast cancer, the skeleton is the most frequent site for metastases. Treatment options for metastatic bone disease in these patients include bisphosphonates, chemotherapeutic agents, opioids, hormonal therapy, minimally invasive/interventional and surgical techniques. Interventional oncology techniques for breast cancer patients with bone metastases include diagnostic (biopsy) and therapeutic (palliative and curative) approaches...
August 2017: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
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