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REVIEW
Victoria J Stokes, Morten F Nielsen, Fadil M Hannan, Rajesh V Thakker
Hypercalcemia is defined as a serum calcium concentration that is greater than 2 standard deviations above the normal mean, which in children may vary with age and sex, reflecting changes in the normal physiology at each developmental stage. Hypercalcemic disorders in children may present with hypotonia, poor feeding, vomiting, constipation, abdominal pain, lethargy, polyuria, dehydration, failure to thrive and seizures. In severe cases renal failure, pancreatitis and reduced consciousness may also occur and older children and adolescents may present with psychiatric symptoms...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913556/high-dose-vitamin-d3-supplementation-decreases-the-number-of-colonic-cd103-dendritic-cells-in-healthy-subjects
#2
Nina Friis Bak, M Bendix, S Hald, L Reinert, M K Magnusson, J Agnholt
PURPOSE: Vitamin D may induce tolerance in the intestinal immune system and has been shown to regulate the phenotype of tolerogenic intestinal dendritic cells (DCs) in vitro. It is unknown whether vitamin D supplementation affects human intestinal DCs in vivo, and we aimed to investigate the tolerability and effect on intestinal CD103(+)DCs of high-dose vitamin D3 treatment in healthy subjects. METHODS: Ten healthy subjects received a total of 480,000 IU oral vitamin D3 over 15 days and colonic biopsies were obtained before and after intervention by endoscopy...
September 14, 2017: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900835/osteitis-fibrosa-cystica-a-forgotten-radiological-feature-of-primary-hyperparathyroidism
#3
Waldemar Misiorowski, Izabela Czajka-Oraniec, Magdalena Kochman, Wojciech Zgliczyński, John P Bilezikian
Although bone disease and stone disease are the universally accepted classical manifestations of primary hyperparathyroidism, clinical parathyroid bone disease is rarely seen today in the United States (<5% of patients) and Western Europe. Nevertheless, in a given patient, classical skeletal involvement can be the first sign of primary hyperparathyroidism, but not recognized because it is not usually included, anymore, in the differential diagnosis of this manifestation of skeletal disease. We describe four cases of primary hyperparathyroidism in which the first clinical manifestation of the disease was a pathological fracture that masqueraded as a malignancy...
September 12, 2017: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895866/specific-immunotypes-of-canine-t-cell-lymphoma-are-associated-with-different-outcomes
#4
Nariman Deravi, Olaf Berke, J Paul Woods, Dorothee Bienzle
Canine lymphoma is a heterogeneous disease with many different subtypes. Lymphoma of T cell type in particular is variable in outcome, and includes subtypes with non-progressive, slowly- and rapidly-progressive disease course. Association of immunotype with disease course is incompletely defined. Here, results of flow cytometric immunotyping of 127 canine T cell lymphomas were analyzed in relation to survival and progression free interval. Samples originated from 101 multicentric, 8 mediastinal, 6 cutaneous, 5 hepatosplenic, 5 gastrointestinal and 2 other anatomic subtypes of T cell lymphoma...
September 2017: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894614/pancreatic-adenocarcinoma-producing-parathyroid-hormone-related-protein
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Reiko Yamada, Kyosuke Tanaka, Hiroyuki Inoue, Takashi Sakuno, Tetsuro Harada, Naohiko Yoshizawa, Hiroshi Miura, Toshihumi Takeuchi, Misaki Nakamura, Masaki Katsurahara, Yasuhiko Hamada, Noriyuki Horiki, Yoshiyuki Takei
A 48-year-old woman presented to our hospital with a 1-year history of a continuous high fever. She was diagnosed with metastatic pancreatic adenocarcinoma accompanied by leukocytosis without infection. Her serum concentration of granulocyte colony-stimulating factor was highly elevated. Forty-five days after initiating chemotherapy, she was readmitted because of a neuropsychiatric disturbance and hypercalcemia. Her serum concentration of parathyroid hormone-related protein (PTH-rP) was elevated. A pretreatment biopsy specimen showed strong cytoplasmic immunoreactivity to anti-PTH-rP antibody, suggesting that overproduction of PTH-rP accounted for the hypercalcemia...
2017: Case Reports in Oncological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894330/metastatic-pulmonary-calcification-high-resolution-computed-tomography-findings-in-23-cases
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Luciana Camara Belém, Carolina A Souza, Arthur Soares Souza, Dante Luiz Escuissato, Bruno Hochhegger, Luiz Felipe Nobre, Rosana Souza Rodrigues, Antônio Carlos Portugal Gomes, Claudio S Silva, Marcos Duarte Guimarães, Gláucia Zanetti, Edson Marchiori
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) findings in patients diagnosed with metastatic pulmonary calcification (MPC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the HRCT findings from 23 cases of MPC [14 men, 9 women; mean age, 54.3 (range, 26-89) years]. The patients were examined between 2000 and 2014 in nine tertiary hospitals in Brazil, Chile, and Canada. Diagnoses were established by histopathologic study in 18 patients and clinical-radiological correlation in 5 patients...
July 2017: Radiologia Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886839/analysis-of-common-eligibility-criteria-of-randomized-controlled-trials-in-newly-diagnosed-multiple-myeloma-patients-and-extrapolating-outcomes
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Jatin J Shah, Rafat Abonour, Christina Gasparetto, James W Hardin, Kathleen Toomey, Mohit Narang, Shankar Srinivasan, Amani Kitali, Faiza Zafar, E Dawn Flick, Robert M Rifkin
BACKGROUND: The performance of multiple myeloma (MM) therapies in a general patient population and specific eligibility criteria that might limit enrollment into randomized controlled trials (RCTs) have not been evaluated in depth. This study aimed to determine if improvements seen with MM therapies in RCTs are reflected in the general patient population and to identify eligibility criteria that can be modified to increase enrollment. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The Connect MM Registry is a prospective observational cohort study of patients with newly diagnosed MM (NDMM) in the United States...
September 2017: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879535/hypercalcemia-a-consultant-s-approach
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Ari Auron, Uri S Alon
Due to their daily involvement in mineral metabolism, nephrologists are often asked to consult on children with hypercalcemia. This might become even more pertinent when the hypercalcemia is associated with acute kidney injury and/or hypercalciuria and renal calcifications. The best way to assess the severity of hypercalcemia is by measurement of plasma ionized calcium, and if not available by adjusting serum total calcium to albumin concentration. The differential diagnosis of the possible etiologies of the disturbance in the mineral homeostasis starts with the assessment of serum parathyroid hormone concentration, followed by that of vitamin D metabolites in search of both genetic and acquired etiologies...
September 6, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876558/parathyroid-adenoma-with-concurrent-toxic-thyroid-adenoma-a-rare-combination
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I I Sardiwalla, A Mokhtari, Y Sardiwalla
BACKGROUND: Hypercalcemia in association with hyperthyroidism is a well-recognized phenomenon. Primary hyperparathyroidism due to parathyroid adenoma in association with thyroid adenoma is extremely rare. These cases can present a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge to the treating physician as the patient may present with symptoms of either disease. CASE SUMMARY: A 47-year-old female patient presented with non-specific complaints including fatigue and muscle cramps...
March 2017: South African Journal of Surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875342/undiagnosed-renal-sarcoidosis-in-a-patient-with-chronic-interstitial-nephritis
#10
REVIEW
Wenfang Dong, Bin Qiu, Hongfeng Liu, Leren He
A 53-year-old female was admitted to hospital, with acute elevation of SCr and hypercalcemia, on a 5-year history of chronic interstitial nephritis and stage III chronic kidney disease (CKD). Extensive workup failed to yield a definitive diagnosis concerning the cause of the disorder. Intense uptake of (18)F-FDG in the spleen and liver was detected by PET/CT imaging with negative angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) in serum. The spleen and the hypermetabolism nodules of the liver were resected for histopathologic examination and turned out to be noncaseating granulomas, likely sarcoidosis...
September 5, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875143/a-case-of-bisphosphonate-related-osteonecrosis-of-the-jaw-with-a-particularly-unfavourable-course-a-case-report
#11
Massimo Viviano, Alessandra Addamo, Serena Cocca
Bisphosphonates are drugs used to treat osteoclast-mediated bone resorption, including osteoporosis, Paget disease, multiple myeloma, cancer-related osteolysis, and malignant hypercalcemia. The use of these drugs has increased in recent years as have their complications, especially bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (BRONJ), which more frequently affects the mandible. Here we report a case of BRONJ with a particularly unfavorable course due to cervical inflammation that developed into necrotizing fasciitis, followed by multiorgan involvement leading to septic shock and death...
August 2017: Journal of the Korean Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874394/looking-beyond-the-thyroid-advances-in-understanding-of-pheochromocytoma-and-hyperparathyroidism-phenotypes-in-men2-and-of-non-men2-familial-forms
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Carole Guerin, Pauline Romanet, David Taieb, Thierry Brue, André Lacroix, Frederic Sebag, Anne Barlier, Frederic Castinetti
Over the last years, the knowledge of MEN2 and non MEN2 familial forms of pheochromocytoma (PHEO) has increased. In MEN2, PHEO is the second most frequent disease: the penetrance and age at diagnosis depend on the mutation of RET. Given the prevalence of bilateral PHEO (50% by age 50), adrenal sparing surgery, aimed at sparing a part of the adrenal cortex to avoid adrenal insufficiency, should be systematically considered in patients with bilateral PHEO. Non MEN2 familial forms of PHEO now include more than 20 genes: however, only small phenotypic series have been reported, suggesting that phenotypic features of isolated hereditary PHEO must be better explored, and follow-up series are needed to better understand the outcome of patients carrying mutations of these genes...
September 5, 2017: Endocrine-related Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874334/girl-with-idiopathic-childhood-hypercalcemia-reveals-new-disease-causing-cyp24a1-mutation
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Jens Otto Broby Madsen, Sabrina Sauer, Bodo Beck, Jesper Johannesen
CONTEXT: Idiopathic Infantile Hypercalcemia (IHH) was associated with vitamin-D supplementation in the 1950's. 50 years later mutations in the CYP241A gene, involved in the degradation of vitamin-D, have been identified as being a part of the etiology. CASE DESCRIPTION: We hereby report a case of a 21 months old girl initially hospitalized due to excessive consumption of water and behavioral difficulties. Blood tests showed hypercalcemia, borderline high vitamin-D levels, and renal ultrasound revealed medullary nephrocalcinosis...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Clinical Research in Pediatric Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870263/effect-of-maternal-vitamin-d3-supplementation-on-maternal-health-birth-outcomes-and-infant-growth-among-hiv-infected-tanzanian-pregnant-women-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Christopher R Sudfeld, Karim P Manji, Christopher P Duggan, Said Aboud, Alfa Muhihi, David M Sando, Fadhlun M Alwy Al-Beity, Molin Wang, Wafaie W Fawzi
BACKGROUND: Vitamin D has significant immunomodulatory effects on both adaptive and innate immune responses. Observational studies indicate that adults infected with HIV with low vitamin D status may be at increased risk of mortality, pulmonary tuberculosis, and HIV disease progression. Growing observational evidence also suggests that low vitamin D status in pregnancy may increase the risk of adverse birth and infant health outcomes. As a result, antiretroviral therapy (ART) adjunct vitamin D3 supplementation may improve the health of HIV-infected pregnant women and their children...
September 4, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864535/mechanisms-in-endocrinology-cardiovascular-manifestations-of-primary-hyperparathyroidism-a-narrative-review
#15
Jessica Pepe, Cristiana Cipriani, Chiara Sonato, Orlando Raimo, Federica Biamonte, Salvatore Minisola
Data on cardiovascular disease in primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) are controversial; indeed, at present, cardiovascular involvement is not included among the criteria needed for parathyroidectomy. Aim of this narrative review is to analyze the available literature in an effort to better characterize cardiovascular involvement in PHPT. Due to physiological effects of both parathyroid hormone (PTH) and calcium on cardiomyocyte, cardiac conduction system, smooth vascular, endothelial and pancreatic beta cells, a number of data have been published regarding associations between symptomatic and mild PHPT with hypertension, arrhythmias, endothelial dysfunction (an early marker of atherosclerosis), glucose metabolism impairment and metabolic syndrome...
September 1, 2017: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861842/myeloma-and-bone-disease
#16
REVIEW
Cristina Panaroni, Andrew J Yee, Noopur S Raje
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Bone disease is a defining characteristic of multiple myeloma (MM) and the major cause of morbidity. It manifests as lytic lesions or osteopenia and is often associated with severe pain, pathological fracture, spinal cord compression, vertebral collapse, and hypercalcemia. Here, we have reviewed recent data on understanding its biology and treatment. RECENT FINDINGS: The imbalance between bone regeneration and bone resorption underlies the pathogenesis of osteolytic bone disease...
August 31, 2017: Current Osteoporosis Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858013/bone-lymphoma-with-multiple-negative-bone-biopsies
#17
Irbaz Bin Riaz, Muhammad Shahzeb Khan, Konstantin Mazursky, Muhammad Husnain, Faiz Anwer
This article describes a 71-year-old man with right knee pain, prerenal azotemia, hypercalcemia, and a mass in the distal femur. Although testing, including bone marrow biopsy, initially ruled out myeloma, an open surgical biopsy eventually confirmed the diagnosis as lymphoma involving the bone with classic histologic findings of mature B-cell neoplasm of germinal cell origin.
September 2017: JAAPA: Official Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855012/tamoxifen-pharmacovigilance-implications-for-safe-use-in-the-future
#18
Demetra Antimisiaris, Ki-Hwan Gabriel Bae, Laura Morton, Zahara Gully
OBJECTIVE: To survey the status of current tamoxifen pharmacovigilance documentation reflecting tamoxifen use in an academic outpatient multispecialty practice in older adults. This data will help provide information to develop improved pharmacovigilance for a growing cohort of older adult users. The data will be utilized by an interdisciplinary team developing new methods of identifying factors for individualized pharmacovigilance in older adults. DESIGN: Retrospective chart review to gather descriptive and quantitative data on tamoxifen pharmacovigilance...
September 1, 2017: Consultant Pharmacist: the Journal of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28853704/comparison-of-hypoalbuminemia-corrected-serum-calcium-using-bcp-albumin-assay-to-ionized-calcium-and-impact-on-prescribing-in-hemodialysis-patients%C3%A2
#19
Wenxin Cindy Pan, Wynnie Lau, Andre Mattman, Mercedeh Kiaii, Beverly Jung
BACKGROUND: Albumin-corrected calcium (cCa) is recommended over ionized calcium (iCa) in hemodialysis (HD) patients per the Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes position statements due to cost and feasibility. Two common albumin assays, bromocresol green (BCG) and bromocresol purple (BCP), produce differing results in uremic patients. All previous studies compared iCa to cCa from a BCG assay. This study, using the BCP assay, aimed to compare cCa and total calcium, respectively, to iCa...
August 30, 2017: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28848798/multisystemic-sarcoidosis-with-early-gastrointestinal-symptoms
#20
Catarina Mota, Carlos Ferreira, Maria Emília Oliveira, João Meneses Santos, Rui M M Victorino
Sarcoidosis involving the digestive tract is very rare and requires a strict differential diagnosis with other systemic granulomatous diseases. We present a case of multisystemic granulomatosis involving the stomach and colon, causing initial digestive symptoms. Pulmonary nodules, pleural effusion, ascites, hepatomegaly, splenomegaly, and mesenteric as well as retroperitoneal and axillary lymphadenopathy were subsequently identified. The reticulo-endothelial expression, the hypercalcemia and, above all, a rapid and complete resolution after corticosteroids supported the hypothesis of sarcoidosis involving the digestive tract...
May 2017: GE Port J Gastroenterol
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