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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931131/baseline-and-treatment-related-changes-in-thrombin-generation-in-patients-with-multiple-myeloma
#1
Ing S Tiong, Susan E Rodgers, Cindy H S Lee, Simon J McRae
The prothrombotic risk in multiple myeloma (MM) could be potentially assessed by thrombin generation (TG) assays. TG was performed using Calibrated Automated Thrombography with 5 and 1 pM tissue factor. We compared baseline TG among 24 MM patients, 19 MGUS, and 50 healthy controls, and assessed change in TG in MM patients during the initial treatment period at 1, 2, and 3 months. MM subjects demonstrated increased FVIII and VWF:Ag levels pretreatment, and a prothrombotic TG phenotype with increased velocity index, reduced lag time and time-to-peak, and increased resistance to thrombomodulin inhibition...
December 8, 2016: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27868410/-expression-of-microrna-221-222-in-patients-with-monoclonal-gammopathy-of-undetermined-significance-and-multiple-myeloma
#2
Suwen Yang, Wei Wang, Hong Jin, Yuhong Zhong, Xinyou Xie
Objective: To detect the expression of miR-221/222 in serum and plasma cells in patients with monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance(MGUS) and multiple myeloma(MM), and to explore the possibility of miR-221/222 as biomarkers in the diagnosis and prognosis predicting of MGUS and MM. Methods: Bone marrow and serum samples from 14 patients with newly diagnosed MGUS, 81 patients with newly diagnosed or relapsed MM and 10 controls were collected from Sir Run Run Shaw Hospital of Zhejiang University and Tongde Hospital of Zhejiang Province during January 2013 and December 2015...
May 25, 2016: Zhejiang da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Zhejiang University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862375/concomitant-mds-with-isolated-5q-deletion-and-mgus-case-report-and-review-of-molecular-aspects
#3
Florian Nolte, Maximilian Mossner, Johann-Christoph Jann, Daniel Nowak, Tobias Boch, Nadine Zoe Müller, Wolf-Karsten Hofmann, Georgia Metzgeroth
Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) are considered oligoclonal hematopoietic stem cell disorders resulting in peripheral cytopenias and an increased risk of developing acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Anemia is present in the majority of cases requiring regular blood transfusion in most patients. The WHO subtype of MDS with isolated deletion (5q) is the first cytogenetically determined entity introduced in the classification of the MDS. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
November 15, 2016: European Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829380/design-and-development-of-the-australian-and-new-zealand-anz-myeloma-and-related-diseases-registry
#4
Krystal Bergin, Elizabeth Moore, Zoe McQuilten, Erica Wood, Bradley Augustson, Hilary Blacklock, Joy Ho, Noemi Horvath, Tracy King, John McNeil, Peter Mollee, Hang Quach, Christopher M Reid, Brian Rosengarten, Patricia Walker, Andrew Spencer
BACKGROUND: Plasma cell dyscrasias (PCD) are a spectrum of disorders resulting from the clonal expansion of plasma cells, ranging from the pre-malignant condition monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS) to multiple myeloma (MM). MM generates a significant burden of disease on the community and it is predicted that it will increase in both incidence and prevalence owing to an ageing population and longer survival secondary to new therapeutic options. Robust and comprehensive clinical data are currently lacking but are required to define current diagnostic, investigational and management patterns in Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) for comparison to both local and international guidelines for standards of care...
November 9, 2016: BMC Medical Research Methodology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825465/monoclonal-gammopathy-of-undetermined-significance-and-waldenstr%C3%A3-m-s-macroglobulinemia
#5
REVIEW
Sham Mailankody, Ola Landgren
Since the initial identification of patients with monoclonal elevation of gamma globulin and associated clinical symptoms in 1944 by Jan Waldenström, several new insights have been gained using a range of approaches. For example, IgM monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance and smoldering Waldenström's macroglobulinemia are defined clinical precursor states to symptomatic Waldenström's macroglobulinemia. Epidemiologic studies have established the prevalence of these conditions and the estimated risk of progression to symptomatic disease...
June 2016: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807648/history-of-autoimmune-disease-is-associated-with-impaired-survival-in-multiple-myeloma-and-monoclonal-gammopathy-of-undetermined-significance-a-population-based-study
#6
Ebba K Lindqvist, Ola Landgren, Sigrún H Lund, Ingemar Turesson, Malin Hultcrantz, Lynn Goldin, Magnus Björkholm, Sigurdur Y Kristinsson
Multiple myeloma (MM) is a plasma cell disorder preceded by monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS). Incidence of MM and MGUS is higher among patients with autoimmune disease. The aim of this study was to determine whether a history of autoimmunity has an impact on survival in MM and MGUS. Using high-quality national Swedish registries, we identified 8367 patients with MM, 18,768 patients with MGUS, and 110,251 matched control subjects, and obtained information on previous autoimmune disease in patients and controls...
November 2, 2016: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27804161/monoclonal-gammopathy-of-undetermined-significance-mgus-and-smoldering-myeloma-smm-a-practical-guide-to-management
#7
Nicola Maciocia, Ashutosh Wechalekar, Kwee Yong
Monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance and smoldering multiple myeloma are precursor conditions of symptomatic multiple myeloma (MM). Diagnostic principles are aimed at excluding MM requiring therapy, other conditions associated with paraproteins that may require different management, and risk stratifying patients for the purposes of tailored follow-up and investigation. The International Myeloma Working Group have recently published a revised definition of MM, which singles out a small group of patients with smoldering multiple myeloma who are at very high risk of progression and organ damage; such patients are now included under the definition of MM and recommended to start anti-myeloma treatment...
November 2, 2016: Hematological Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27784371/-application-value-of-cd138-macs-fish-in-the-genetic-diagnosis-of-plasma-cell-dyscrasia
#8
Jian-Gang Mei, Han-Qing Li, Hong-Qin Cao, Jing-Jing Shao, Yong-Ping Zhai
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the cytogenetic characteristics of the various plasma cell dyscrasia using the CD138 MACS-FISH, to elucidate the application value of MACS-FISH in the genetic diagnosis of plasma cell dyscrasia, and to explore the standardization of FISH detection for plasma cell dyscrasia. METHODS: A total of 232 patients with newly diagnosed plasma cell dyscrasia were collected, including 203 cases of MM, 24 cases of AL amyloidosis and 5 cases of MGUS, whose cytogenetic abnormalities were detected by MACS-FISH, and the differences of the positive detection rates of chromosome karyotype analysis, C-FISH and MACS-FISH in MM cytogenetic abnormality were compared...
October 2016: Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27737890/mgus-to-myeloma-a-mysterious-gammopathy-of-underexplored-significance
#9
REVIEW
Madhav V Dhodapkar
All cases of multiple myeloma (MM) are preceded by precursor states termed monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS) or smoldering myeloma (SMM). Genetic analyses of MGUS cells have provided evidence that it is a genetically advanced lesion, wherein tumor cells carry many of the genetic changes found in MM cells. Intraclonal heterogeneity is also established early during the MGUS phase. Although the genetic features of MGUS or SMM cells at baseline may predict disease risk, transition to MM involves altered growth of preexisting clones...
December 8, 2016: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27716740/high-levels-of-periostin-correlate-with-increased-fracture-rate-diffuse-mri-pattern-abnormal-bone-remodeling-and-advanced-disease-stage-in-patients-with-newly-diagnosed-symptomatic-multiple-myeloma
#10
E Terpos, D Christoulas, E Kastritis, T Bagratuni, M Gavriatopoulou, M Roussou, A Papatheodorou, E Eleutherakis-Papaiakovou, N Kanellias, C Liakou, I Panagiotidis, M Migkou, P Kokkoris, L A Moulopoulos, M A Dimopoulos
Periostin is an extracellular matrix protein that is implicated in the biology of normal bone remodeling and in different cancer cell growth and metastasis. However, there is no information on the role of periostin in multiple myeloma (MM). Thus, we evaluated periostin in six myeloma cell lines in vitro; in the bone marrow plasma and serum of 105 newly diagnosed symptomatic MM (NDMM) patients and in the serum of 23 monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS), 33 smoldering MM (SMM) patients, 30 patients at the plateau phase post-first-line therapy, 30 patients at first relapse and 30 healthy controls...
October 7, 2016: Blood Cancer Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27701912/impact-of-metformin-on-the-progression-of-mgus-to-multiple-myeloma
#11
Ben Boursi, Ronac Mamtani, Yu-Xiao Yang, Brendan M Weiss
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 5, 2016: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27698801/combined-use-of-free-light-chain-and-heavy-light-chain-ratios-allow-diagnosis-and-monitoring-of-patients-with-monoclonal-gammopathies-experience-of-a-single-institute-with-three-exemplar-case-reports
#12
Alfredo Gagliardi, Claudio Carbone, Angela Russo, Rosanna Cuccurullo, Anna Lucania, Paola Della Cioppa, Gabriella Misso, Michele Caraglia, Catello Tommasino, Lucia Mastrullo
Monoclonal gammopathies are characterized by serum monoclonal component (MC) plus an intact immunoglobulin and a free light chain (FLC), or a combination of both. The measurement of FLC with Freelite(®) is the standard practice recommended by International Myeloma Working Group guidelines. Recently, Hevylite(®) heavy/light chains (HLC) assays were introduced to specifically target junctional epitopes between the heavy and light chains of intact immunoglobulins, allowing the independent quantification of the involved (MC) and uninvolved (polyclonal immunoglobulin background) HLC isotype...
October 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27696258/role-of-endothelial-cells-and-fibroblasts-in-multiple-myeloma-angiogenic-switch
#13
Domenico Ribatti, Angelo Vacca
Multiple myeloma (MM) mainly progresses in bone marrow (BM). Therefore, signals from the BM microenvironment are thought to play a critical role in maintaining plasma cell growth, migration, and survival. Reciprocal positive and negative interactions between plasma cells and microenvironmental cells, including endothelial cells (ECs) and fibroblasts may occur. The BM neovascularization is a constant hallmark of MM, and goes hand in hand with progression to leukemic phase. Microenvironmental factors induce MMECs and fibroblasts to become functionally different from monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS) ECs (MGECs), i...
2016: Cancer Treatment and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27696254/mgus-and-smoldering-multiple-myeloma-diagnosis-and-epidemiology
#14
María-Victoria Mateos, Ola Landgren
Monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MHUS) is characterized by the presence of a serum M-protein less than 3 g/dL, less than 10 % clonal plasma cells in the bone marrow, and the absence of myeloma-defining event. Smoldering multiple myeloma (SMM) is an asymptomatic disorder characterized by the presence of ≥3 g/dL serum M-protein and/or 10-60 % bone marrow plasma cell infiltration with no myeloma-defining event. The risk of progression to multiple myeloma (MM) requiring therapy varies greatly for individual patients, but it is uniform and 1 % per year for MGUS, while higher (10 % per year) and not uniform for SMM patients...
2016: Cancer Treatment and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27651903/hypercalcemia-associated-with-isolated-bone-marrow-sarcoidosis-in-a-patient-with-underlying-monoclonal-gammopathy-of-undetermined-significance-case-report-and-review-of-literature
#15
John Gubatan, Xiaohui Wang, Abner Louissaint, Anuj Mahindra, John Vanderpool
BACKGROUND: Bone marrow sarcoidosis is extremely rare. The association between sarcoidosis and lymphoproliferative disorders has been previously speculated, although the diagnosis of sarcoidosis often precedes any hematological derangements. CASE PRESENTATION: Here, we report for the first time, a case of a 57-year-old Caucasian woman with a previous diagnosis of monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS) developing hypercalcemia and renal failure with workup notable for isolated bone marrow sarcoidosis and not multiple myeloma as expected...
2016: Biomarker Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27622827/aberrant-p15-p16-p53-and-dapk-gene-methylation-in-myelomagenesis-clinical-and-prognostic-implications
#16
Catarina Geraldes, Ana Cristina Gonçalves, Emília Cortesão, Marta Isabel Pereira, Adriana Roque, Artur Paiva, Letícia Ribeiro, José Manuel Nascimento-Costa, Ana Bela Sarmento-Ribeiro
BACKGROUND: Aberrant DNA methylation is considered a crucial mechanism in the pathogenesis of monoclonal gammopathies. We aimed to investigate the contribution of hypermethylation of 4 tumor suppressor genes to the multistep process of myelomagenesis. METHODS: The methylation status of p15, p16, p53, and DAPK genes was evaluated in bone marrow samples from 94 patients at diagnosis: monoclonal gammopathy of uncertain significance (MGUS) (n = 48), smoldering multiple myeloma (SMM) (n = 8) and symptomatic multiple myeloma (MM) (n = 38), and from 8 healthy controls by methylation-specific polymerase chain reaction analysis...
December 2016: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27608696/recurrent-hypoglycaemia-due-to-insulin-autoimmune-disease-hirata-disease-associated-with-monoclonal-gammopathy-of-unknown-significance
#17
Jayant Gite, Rohit Shrivastav, Nikhil Bhasin, Puneet Mashru, Manish Itolikar, Milind Y Nadkar
Hirata disease is a rare disease characterised by recurrent episodes of hypoglycaemia due to anti-insulin antibody. In most of these cases causative agents were sulfhydryl containing compounds like Penicillamine, Glutathione, and Methimazole. The presentation of disease closely mimics insulinoma. We report 52 years female patient presenting with recurrent episodes of hypoglycaemia due to anti-insulin antibody. On evaluation, underlying cause of antibody was found to be monoclonal gammopathy of unknown significance (MGUS)...
October 2015: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27592569/-genetic-abnormality-in-101-cases-of-plasma-cell-dyscrasias-by-fish-technology-and-cytogenetic-examination
#18
Pengfei Cao, Guiyuan Li, Qian Tan, Ying Zhang, Guoping Zhang, Xiaolin Li, Yuxiang He
OBJECTIVE: To investigate several abnormal genes by the fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) in multiple myeloma (MM), monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS) and reactive plasmacytosis (RP), and to increase the diagnosis and differential diagnosis levels for these common plasma diseases. 
 METHODS: The clinical manifestations, image and laboratory tests and the FISH detection were retrospectively analyzed in 61 cases of newly diagnosed MM, 20 cases of MGUS and 20 cases of RP from August, 2012 to February, 2015 in the Xiangya Hospital of Central South University...
July 2016: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27580764/two-cases-of-sporadic-late-onset-nemaline-myopathy-effectively-treated-with-immunotherapy
#19
Yukio Mizuno, Madoka Mori-Yoshimura, Tomoko Okamoto, Yasushi Oya, Ichizo Nishino, Miho Murata
Sporadic late onset nemaline myopathy (SLONM) associated with monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS) is an adult onset myopathy with poor clinical outcomes, requiring high-dose intravenous melphalan with autologous peripheral blood stem cell transplantation (HDM-SCT). Here we report two cases of SLONM associated with MGUS in which improvements were achieved only with immunotherapy. A 39-year-old woman had a two-year history of dropped head syndrome and progressive proximal weakness. On admission, she was able to walk with assistance and had lordosis with camptocormia...
September 29, 2016: Rinshō Shinkeigaku, Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27580763/a-case-of-severe-chronic-inflammatory-demyelinating-polyradiculoneuropathy-with-monoclonal-gammopathy-of-undetermined-significance-with-alternating-immunoglobulin-class-to-igm-from-iga
#20
Shintaro Hayashi, Shun Nagamine, Kouki Makioka, Susumu Kusunoki, Koichi Okamoto
A 71-year-old woman with chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP) with IgA-λ monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS) showed the acute development of tetraplegia, respiratory failure, and a marked fluctuation of the blood pressure. Intravenous (IV) high-dose steroid therapy (methylprednisolone: 1 g/day × 3 days), followed by oral prednisolone (PSL) (40 mg/day), and IV immunoglobulin (IVIg, 0.4 g/kg/day × 5 days) administrations resulted in the amelioration of these symptoms...
September 29, 2016: Rinshō Shinkeigaku, Clinical Neurology
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