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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244985/malignancy-related-hypercalcemia-in-advanced-solid-tumors-survival-outcomes
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Ricardo Emanuel de Oliveira Ramos, Milena Perez Mak, Michel Fabiano Silva Alves, Gustavo Henrique Munhoz Piotto, Tiago Kenji Takahashi, Leonardo Gomes da Fonseca, Marina Cavalcanti Maroja Silvino, Paulo Marcelo Hoff, Gilberto de Castro
Purpose Malignancy-related hypercalcemia (MRH) is associated with a dismal prognosis. The widespread use of bisphosphonates (BPs), availability of more effective drugs in cancer treatment, and improvement in supportive care might have attenuated its impact. Patients and Methods To assess overall survival (OS) of patients with MRH in a contemporary setting, we conducted a retrospective analysis of 306 patients with solid cancer hospitalized for symptomatic hypercalcemia. A multivariable Cox proportional hazards regression model was performed to evaluate possible prognostic factors associated with MRH...
December 2017: Journal of Global Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244706/streptococcus-pneumoniae-osteomyelitis-in-a-25-year-old-man-as-the-initial-presentation-of-multiple-myeloma-a-case-report
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Tracy Webber, Michael Lawlor, Tessa Balach
CASE: We report the case of a 25-year-old man with femoral Streptococcus pneumoniae pyomyositis as well as hypercalcemia, mild anemia, and elevated inflammatory markers; he subsequently was diagnosed with immunoglobulin G (IgG) kappa multiple myeloma. CONCLUSION: Multiple myeloma most commonly affects patients who are >60 years of age, and causes clinical symptoms from anemia, lytic bone lesions, hypercalcemia, and renal failure. These findings and a monoclonal protein spike serve as initial diagnostic and treatment criteria...
July 2017: JBJS Case Connector
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243851/alterations-in-gene-expression-in-vitamin-d-deficiency-down-regulation-of-liver-cyp7a1-and-renal-oat3-in-mice
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Holly P Quach, Keumhan Noh, Stacie Y Hoi, Adrie Bruinsma, Geny M M Groothuis, Albert P Li, Edwin C Y Chow, K Sandy Pang
The vitamin D-deficient model, established in C57BL/6 mouse after 8-week feeding of vitamin D-deficient diets in absence or presence of added calcium, was found associated with elevated levels of plasma parathyroid hormone (PTH) and plasma and liver cholesterol, and reduction in cholesterol 7α-hydroxylase (Cyp7a1, rate-limiting enzyme for cholesterol metabolism) and renal Oat3 mRNA/protein expression levels. There was, however, no change in plasma calcium and phosphate levels. Appraisal of the liver revealed up-regulation of mRNA expressions of the small heterodimer partner (Shp) and attenuation of Cyp7a1, which contributed to hypercholesterolemia in vitamin D-deficiency...
December 15, 2017: Biopharmaceutics & Drug Disposition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241341/abaloparatide-review-of-a-next-generation-parathyroid-hormone-agonist
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Eric G Boyce, Yvonne Mai, Christopher Pham
OBJECTIVE: To review the efficacy, safety, and economics of abaloparatide in the treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis. DATA SOURCES: PubMed (1966 to October 2017), Clinicaltrials.gov (October 2017), and Scopus (1970 to October 2017) were searched using abaloparatide, Tymlos, BA058, PTHrP 1-34 analog, and parathyroid hormone-related peptide 1-34 analog. STUDY SELECTION AND DATA EXTRACTION: Human studies published in peer-reviewed publications in English were the primary sources for efficacy, safety, and economic data...
December 1, 2017: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226900/diffuse-hypoplasia-of-the-aortic-arch-and-isthmus-in-a-patient-with-williams-syndrome
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İsmihan Selen Onan, Erkut Öztürk, Aylin Demirel Başgöze, Ayse Çicek, Burak Onan
Williams syndrome is a rare neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by mental retardation, growth deficiency, hypercalcemia, cardiac defects, and a distinctive facial appearance. Cardiovascular abnormalities are present in approximately 80% of Williams syndrome patients. Surgical treatment is generally performed for supravalvular aortic stenosis, aortic coarctation, pulmonary artery stenosis, or ventricular septal defect. In rare cases, diffuse hypoplasia of the aortic arch with a normal left ventricular outflow tract and ascending aorta may be diagnosed in early childhood...
December 2017: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225247/hypercalcemia-after-the-discontinuation-of-medroxyprogesterone-acetate
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Erina Yuasa-Shibasaki, Sumiyasu Ishii, Shunichi Matsumoto, Takuya Tomaru, Kazuhiko Horiguchi, Aya Osaki, Atsushi Ozawa, Nobuyuki Shibusawa, Tetsurou Satoh, Masanobu Yamada
A 39-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital with symptoms of general fatigue, nausea, and vomiting that appeared three months after she stopped seven years of medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA) medication for endometrial stromal sarcoma. Laboratory tests demonstrated moderate hypercalcemia. Several tests demonstrated that she was suffering from adrenal insufficiency. Glucocorticoid supplementation decreased her calcium level to a normal range, indicating that hypercalcemia was induced by adrenal insufficiency...
December 8, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217784/outcome-and-survival-of-myeloma-patients-diagnosed-2008-2015-real-world-data-on-4904-patients-from-the-swedish-myeloma-registry-smr
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Cecilie Hveding Blimark, Ingemar Turesson, Anna Genell, Lucia Ahlberg, Bo Björkstrand, Kristina Carlson, Karin Forsberg, Gunnar Juliusson, Olle Linder, Ulf-Henrik Mellqvist, Hareth Nahi, Sigurdur Y Kristinsson
Epidemiology and outcome of myeloma is mainly reported from large university centers and collaborative groups and do not represent real world patients. The Swedish Myeloma Registry is a prospective population-based registry documenting characteristics, treatments and outcome in newly diagnosed myeloma, including asymptomatic and localized forms, with the purpose to improve the management and outcome. This report presents information on patients diagnosed between 2008 and 2015, including data on first line treatment up to 2014, with a follow-up until December 2016...
December 7, 2017: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196786/increased-heterologous-production-of-the-antitumoral-polyketide-mithramycin-a-by-engineered-streptomyces-lividans-tk24-strains
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Renata Novakova, Luz Elena Núñez, Dagmar Homerova, Renata Knirschova, Lubomira Feckova, Bronislava Rezuchova, Beatrica Sevcikova, Nuria Menéndez, Francisco Morís, Jesús Cortés, Jan Kormanec
Mithramycin A is an antitumor compound used for treatment of several types of cancer including chronic and acute myeloid leukemia, testicular carcinoma, hypercalcemia and Paget's disease. Selective modifications of this molecule by combinatorial biosynthesis and biocatalysis opened the possibility to produce mithramycin analogues with improved properties that are currently under preclinical development. The mithramycin A biosynthetic gene cluster from Streptomyces argillaceus ATCC12956 was cloned by transformation assisted recombination in Saccharomyces cerevisiae and heterologous expression in Streptomyces lividans TK24 was evaluated...
December 1, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29183364/unusual-presentations-of-functional-parathyroid-cysts-a-case-series-and-review-of-the-literature
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Youssef El-Housseini, Martin Hübner, Ariane Boubaker, Jan Bruegger, Maurice Matter, Olivier Bonny
BACKGROUND: Cysts of parathyroid origin are sometimes encountered and can easily be mistaken as thyroidal cysts. Functional parathyroid cysts, with symptoms and signs of hyperparathyroidism, are rare and may be a diagnostic challenge to clinicians. We report here on three cases of functional parathyroid cysts that illustrate diagnosis difficulties related to unusual clinical presentations in three Caucasian women, including negative parathyroid scintigraphy. CASE PRESENTATIONS: Patient 1, an 87-year-old Caucasian woman presented with confusion and dysphagia...
November 29, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181551/-metabolic-disorders-as-paraneoplastic-syndromes
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REVIEW
S Krug, P Michl
Paraneoplastic syndromes are characterized by the tumor-induced release of peptide hormones and/or the initiation of immune phenomena, which elicit clinical changes and alterations in laboratory parameters independent of the tumor size and spread. In addition to neurological, endocrinal and rheumatological phenotypes, metabolic alterations play a special role in the clinical routine as they commonly present with acute symptoms in an emergency situation and necessitate immediate diagnosis and prompt initiation of treatment...
November 27, 2017: Der Internist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181374/malignancy-induced-hypercalcemia-diagnostic-challenges
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Claire Hoyoux, Jacques Lombet, Corina Ramona Nicolescu
Hypercalcemia in children is a rare metabolic finding. The clinical picture is usually non-specific, and the etiology includes several entities (metabolic, nutritional, drug-induced, inflammatory, cancer-associated, or genetic) depending on the age at presentation, but severe hypercalcemia is associated mainly with malignancy in childhood and sepsis in neonates. Severe parathyroid hormone (PTH)-suppressed hypercalcemia is challenging and requires multidisciplinary diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to (i) confirm or rule out a malignant cause, (ii) treat it and its potentially dangerous complications...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29175022/biology-and-treatment-of-myeloma-related-bone-disease
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Evangelos Terpos, Dimitrios Christoulas, Maria Gavriatopoulou
Myeloma bone disease (MBD) is the most common complication of multiple myeloma (MM), resulting in skeleton-related events (SREs) such as severe bone pain, pathologic fractures, vertebral collapse, hypercalcemia, and spinal cord compression that cause significant morbidity and mortality. It is due to an increased activity of osteoclasts coupled to the suppressed bone formation by osteoblasts. Novel molecules and pathways that are implicated in osteoclast activation and osteoblast inhibition have recently been described, including the receptor activator of nuclear factor-kB ligand/osteoprotegerin pathway, activin-A and the wingless-type signaling inhibitors, dickkopf-1 (DKK-1) and sclerostin...
November 23, 2017: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174802/targeting-signaling-pathways-in-multiple-myeloma-pathogenesis-and-implication-for-treatments
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Jingping Hu, Wei-Xin Hu
Multiple myeloma (MM), which is characterized by osteolytic bone lesions, anemia, hypercalcemia, and renal failure, accounts for approximately 10% of all hematologic malignancies. Although the therapeutic landscape of MM has evolved spectacularly over the past decades with 5-year median survival over 50%, most of these patients relapse eventually. The widely recognized therapeutic approaches include chemotherapy, radiation, stem cell transplant, and monoclonal antibody therapy. Former studies have implied that the proliferation, survival, migration and drug resistance of MM cells are in association with the activation of several signaling pathways...
November 21, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144803/endocrine-manifestations-of-primary-hyperoxaluria
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Shatha Murad, Yuval Eisenberg
OBJECTIVE: Primary hyperoxaluria type 1 (PH1) is a rare metabolic disorder of oxalate overproduction. It is associated with urolithiasis and nephrocalcinosis which progress to ESRD and systemic oxalosis. As oxalate deposits in tissues, non-parathyroid hormone (nonPTH) mediated hypercalcemia, oxalate osteopathy, primary hypothyroidism and primary hypogonadism develop. In this review, we will present a case of PH1 and provide an overview of this clinical entity and its endocrine manifestations...
November 16, 2017: Endocrine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118988/atypical-manifestation-of-parathyroid-carcinoma-with-late-onset-distant-metastases
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Marina Tsoli, Anna Angelousi, Dimitra Rontogianni, Constantine Stratakis, Gregory Kaltsas
Parathyroid carcinoma is an extremely rare endocrine malignancy that accounts for less than 1% of cases of primary hyperparathyroidism. We report a 44-year-old woman who presented with fatigue and diffuse bone pain. Laboratory findings revealed highly elevated serum calcium and parathyroid hormone (PTH) levels and a 4.5 × 3 × 2.5 cm cystic lesion in the lower pole of the right thyroid lobe that was shown histologically to be a parathyroid carcinoma. Ten years later, the patient developed brain and pulmonary metastases and recurrence of PTH-related hypercalcemia...
2017: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110129/real-life-management-and-outcome-of-thyroid-carcinoma-related-bone-metastases-results-from-a-nationwide-multicenter-experience
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G Mazziotti, A M Formenti, M B Panarotto, E Arvat, A Chiti, A Cuocolo, M E Dottorini, C Durante, L Agate, S Filetti, F Felicetti, A Filice, L Pace, T Pellegrino, M Rodari, M Salvatori, C Tranfaglia, A Versari, D Viola, S Frara, A Berruti, A Giustina, R Giubbini
PURPOSE AND PATIENTS: The M.O.S.CA.TI. (Metastases of the Skeleton from CArcinoma of the ThyroId) is a multicenter, retrospective study investigating the real-life outcome and management of bone metastases (BM) in 143 patients (63 M, 80 F; median age 64 years, range 11-87) with differentiated thyroid carcinoma (DTC). RESULTS: Radio-active iodine (RAI) treatment was performed in 131 patients (91.6%), surgical approach and/or external radiotherapy in 68 patients (47...
November 6, 2017: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108515/long-term-use-of-cinacalcet-in-kidney-transplant-recipients-with-hypercalcemic-secondary-hyperparathyroidism-a-single-center-prospective-study
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Vasileios Zavvos, Lamprini Fyssa, Marios Papasotiriou, Evangelos Papachristou, Theodoros Ntrinias, Eirini Savvidaki, Dimitrios S Goumenos
OBJECTIVES: Persistent secondary hyperparathyroidism is common after successful kidney transplant, with concomitant hypercalcemia and hypophosphatemia potentially leading to reduced graft survival and increased cardiovascular risk. Cinacalcet, a calcimimetic agent that activates the calcium-sensing receptors in parathyroid glands, is a therapeutic option. In this study, we assessed the long-term treatment effects of cinacalcet for a period of up to 5 years in a cohort of kidney transplant recipients...
October 31, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108501/occult-massive-visceral-fat-necrosis-following-therapeutic-hypothermia-for-neonatal-encephalopathy
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Salwa Khedr, Anna Piskorski, Adrienne R Bingham, Justin Goldstein, Abbot R Laptook, Monique E De Paepe
Therapeutic hypothermia (head or whole-body cooling) improves survival and neurodevelopmental outcome in term newborns with moderate-to-severe encephalopathy. Hypothermia treatment is well tolerated; the most common side effect is thrombocytopenia. In about 1% of infants, focal subcutaneous fat necrosis has been reported. We describe a case of clinically unsuspected massive visceral fat necrosis in a term infant with Apgar score 0 at 1 min ("resuscitated apparently stillborn" infant) who was treated with therapeutic hypothermia for 72 h and expired on the 25th day of life following a neonatal course complicated by severe encephalopathy, pulmonary artery hypertension, persistent thrombocytopenia, hypoglycemia, and severe basal ganglia-thalamic abnormalities on magnetic resonance imaging...
January 1, 2017: Pediatric and Developmental Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102624/antitumoral-effects-of-the-alkynylphosphonate-analogue-of-calcitriol-em1-on-glioblastoma-multiforme-cells
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María Julia Ferronato, Eliana Noelia Alonso, Débora Gisele Salomón, María Eugenia Fermento, Norberto Ariel Gandini, Mario Alfredo Quevedo, Evangelina Mascaró, Cristian Vitale, Yagamare Fall, María Marta Facchinetti, Alejandro Carlos Curino
Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is the worst and most common brain tumor, characterized by high proliferation and invasion rates. The current standard treatment is mainly based on chemoradiotherapy and this approach has slightly improved patient survival. Thus, novel strategies aimed at prolonging the survival and ensuring a better quality of life are necessary. In the present work, we investigated the antitumoral effect of the novel analogue of calcitriol EM1 on GBM cells employing in vitro, in silico, and in vivo assays...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100167/early-identification-and-intervention-matters-a-comprehensive-review-of-current-evidence-and-recommendations-for-the-monitoring-of-bone-health-in-patients-with-cancer
#20
REVIEW
Thomas Brodowicz, Peyman Hadji, Daniela Niepel, Ingo Diel
Bone metastases are common in patients with advanced solid tumors, and many individuals experience debilitating skeletal-related events (SREs; e.g. pathologic fracture, hypercalcemia, radiotherapy or surgery to bone, and spinal cord compression). These events substantially affect disease outcomes, including survival and quality of life, and healthcare systems. Plain radiography is the most widely used imaging modality for the detection of bone metastases; skeletal scintigraphy, computed tomography, positron emission tomography and magnetic resonance imaging offer greater sensitivity but their use in routine practice is restricted by high costs and limited availability...
October 18, 2017: Cancer Treatment Reviews
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