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Mathilde Quidet, Fahed Zairi, Eileen Boyle, Thierry Facon, Marie-Hélène Vieillard, François Machuron, Jean-Paul Lejeune, Richard Assaker
INTRODUCTION: Multiple myeloma spinal involvement can lead to bone-fractures and neurological impairment that can severely alter quality of life. The role of surgery is controversial, given its high morbidity, and the lack of evidence. We hereby aim to evaluate efficacy and safety of surgery in the management of symptomatic spinal lesions in patients with multiple myeloma. METHODS: We included all patients operated on for a myeloma-related spinal lesion, in our institution between 2007 and 2015...
March 9, 2018: World Neurosurgery
Marina Bolzoni, Denise Toscani, Paola Storti, Valentina Marchica, Federica Costa, Nicola Giuliani
Bone destruction is the hallmark of multiple myeloma (MM). About 80% of MM patients at diagnosis presents myeloma bone disease (MBD) leading to bone pain and pathological fractures, significantly affecting patients' quality of life. Bisphosphonates are the treatment of choice for MBD, but osteolytic lesions remain a critical issue in the current management of MM patients. Several studies clarified the mechanisms involved in MM-induced osteoclast formation and activation, leading to the identification of new possible targets and the development of better bone-directed therapies, that are discussed in this review...
March 2, 2018: Expert Review of Hematology
John Ashcroft, Ignacio Duran, Herbert Hoefeler, Vito Lorusso, Diana Lueftner, Marco Campioni, Michele Intorcia, Amit Bahl
OBJECTIVES: Patients with multiple myeloma (MM) often experience debilitating skeletal-related events (SREs: pathologic fracture, radiation to bone [RB], surgery to bone [SB] or spinal cord compression [SCC]). This is the first comprehensive, prospective, observational analysis of healthcare resource utilisation (HRU), independently attributed to SREs by investigators, in patients with MM. METHODS: Eligible patients had lytic bone lesions, life expectancy ≥6 months, Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance status ≤2, and ≥1 SRE in the 97 days before enrolment...
February 14, 2018: European Journal of Haematology
Noopur Raje, Evangelos Terpos, Wolfgang Willenbacher, Kazuyuki Shimizu, Ramón García-Sanz, Brian Durie, Wojciech Legieć, Marta Krejčí, Kamel Laribi, Li Zhu, Paul Cheng, Douglas Warner, G David Roodman
BACKGROUND: Multiple myeloma is characterised by monoclonal paraprotein production and osteolytic lesions, commonly leading to skeletal-related events (spinal cord compression, pathological fracture, or surgery or radiotherapy to affected bone). Denosumab, a monoclonal antibody targeting RANKL, reduces skeletal-related events associated with bone lesions or metastases in patients with advanced solid tumours. This study aimed to assess the efficacy and safety of denosumab compared with zoledronic acid for the prevention of skeletal-related events in patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma...
February 8, 2018: Lancet Oncology
Asem Mansour, Nayef Abdel-Razeq, Hussein Abuali, Mohammad Makoseh, Nouran Shaikh-Salem, Kamelah Abushalha, Samer Salah
BACKGROUND: Vertebroplasty is a minimally invasive procedure commonly performed for vertebral compression fractures secondary to osteoporosis or malignancy. Leakage of bone cement into the paravertebral venous system and cement pulmonary embolism (cPE) are well described, mostly in patients with osteoporosis. Little is known about the clinical sequelae and outcomes in cancer patients. In this study, we report our experience with cPE following vertebroplasty performed in cancer patients...
February 8, 2018: Cancer Imaging: the Official Publication of the International Cancer Imaging Society
Robert W Morris, Varsha Kumar, Ali G Saad
Solitary plasmacytoma is the rarest type of plasma cell neoplasm, and the anaplastic form is even more uncommon. Plasmacytoma most commonly originates in bone and predominantly affects older patients. We describe the case of a 35-year-old woman with solitary osseous anaplastic plasmacytoma that presented initially with a pathological fracture following minor trauma. The patient was immunocompetent and had no predisposing conditions for a plasma cell tumor. Left lower extremity radiographs revealed an oblique fracture of the distal femur, and CT imaging indicated a primary osseous lesion at the fracture site...
January 31, 2018: Skeletal Radiology
Sikander Ailawadhi, Ryan D Frank, Mayank Sharma, Richa Menghani, M'hamed Temkit, Shumail Paulus, Nandita Khera, Shahrukh Hashmi, Pooja Advani, Abhisek Swaika, Aneel Paulus, Nabeel Aslam, Taimur Sher, Vivek Roy, Gerardo Colon-Otero, Asher Chanan-Khan
BACKGROUND: Outcomes have improved significantly in multiple myeloma (MM), but racial disparities in health care access and survival exist. A comprehensive analysis exploring MM care and racial disparities is warranted. METHODS: Patients with MM from 1991 to 2010 in the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results-Medicare database were evaluated for racial trends in clinical myeloma-defining events (MDEs), the receipt of treatment (drugs and stem cell transplantation; [SCT]), the cost of care, and overall survival (OS)...
January 23, 2018: Cancer
Kenneth Anderson, Nofisat Ismaila, Patrick J Flynn, Susan Halabi, Sundar Jagannath, Mohammed S Ogaily, Jim Omel, Noopur Raje, G David Roodman, Gary C Yee, Robert A Kyle
Purpose To update guideline recommendations on the role of bone-modifying agents in multiple myeloma. Methods An update panel conducted a targeted systematic literature review by searching PubMed and the Cochrane Library for randomized controlled trials, systematic reviews, meta-analyses, clinical practice guidelines, and observational studies. Results Thirty-five relevant studies were identified, and updated evidence supports the current recommendations. Recommendations For patients with active symptomatic multiple myeloma that requires systemic therapy with or without evidence of lytic destruction of bone or compression fracture of the spine from osteopenia on plain radiograph(s) or other imaging studies, intravenous administration of pamidronate 90 mg over at least 2 hours or zoledronic acid 4 mg over at least 15 minutes every 3 to 4 weeks is recommended...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
Sebastian Gonzalez-McQuire, Kwee Yong, Henri Leleu, Francesco S Mennini, Alain Flinois, Carlotta Gazzola, Paul Schoen, Marco Campioni, Lucy DeCosta, Leah Fink
AIMS: To assess the real-world healthcare resource utilization (HRU) and costs associated with different treatment regimens used in the management of patients with relapsed multiple myeloma in the UK, France, and Italy. METHODS: Retrospective medical chart review of characteristics, time to progression, level of response, HRU during treatment, and adverse events (AEs). Data collection started on June 1, 2015 and was completed on July 15, 2015. In the 3 months before record abstraction, eligible patients had either disease progression after receiving one of their country's most commonly prescribed regimens or had received the best supportive care and died...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Medical Economics
Silvia Marino, G David Roodman
Multiple myeloma (MM) is the second-most-common hematologic malignancy and the most frequent cancer to involve bone. MM bone disease (MMBD) has devastating consequences for patients, including dramatic bone loss, severe bone pain, and pathological fractures that markedly decrease the quality of life and impact survival of MM patients. MMBD results from excessive osteoclastic bone resorption and persistent suppressed osteoblastic bone formation, causing lytic lesions that do not heal, even when patients are in complete and prolonged remission...
December 11, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Medicine
Seynabou Fall, Fatma Dieng, Coumba Diouf, Boundia Djiba, Awa Cheikh Ndao, Fatou Samba Diago Ndiaye
Introduction: Accessibility to innovative multiple myeloma therapies is limited in sub-Saharan Africa. This study aimed to describe the diagnostic and evolutionary features observed during treatment of our patients with myeloma. Methods: We conducted a retrospective, descriptive, analytical study (2005 - 2016) of patients with myeloma included in the study based on International Myeloma Working Group (IMWG) Criteria (2003,2014) at the Hopital Aristide Le Dantec (Senegal)...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
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...
March 2018: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
Niamh Rice, Badrinarayanan Srinivasan, David Macpherson
This is a case of a patient presenting to his general dental practitioner (GDP) with altered sensation in his lower lip with no obvious cause. Due to a prompt referral, the patient was investigated and diagnosed with an extramedullary presentation of multiple myeloma. A numb lip can present in general dental practice, although this is not common. There are several causes, for example, dental infection or fractured mandible. Clinical relevance: It is very important for the dental practitioner to recognize when there could be a potential sinister underlying cause and prompt referral, under the two week rule referral system, is indicated...
January 2017: Dental Update
Yi-Lun Chen, Yao-Chung Liu, Chia-Hung Wu, Chiu-Mei Yeh, Hsun-I Chiu, Gin-Yi Lee, Yu-Ting Lee, Pei Hsu, Ting-Wei Lin, Jyh-Pyng Gau, Liang-Tsai Hsiao, Tzeon-Jye Chiou, Jin-Hwang Liu, Chia-Jen Liu
Vertebral fractures affect approximately 30% of myeloma patients and lead to a poor impact on survival and life quality. In general, age and body mass index (BMI) are reported to have an important role in vertebral fractures. However, the triangle relationship among age, BMI, and vertebral fractures is still unclear in newly diagnosed multiple myeloma (NDMM) patients. This study recruited consecutive 394 patients with NDMM at Taipei Veterans General Hospital between January 1, 2005 and December 31, 2015. Risk factors for vertebral fractures in NDMM patients were collected and analyzed...
November 6, 2017: Hematological Oncology
Elizabeth S Ring, Michelle A Lawson, John A Snowden, Ingrid Jolley, Andrew D Chantry
Patients with multiple myeloma develop a devastating bone disease driven by the uncoupling of bone remodelling, excess osteoclastic bone resorption and diminished osteoblastic bone formation. The bone phenotype is typified by focal osteolytic lesions leading to pathological fractures, hypercalcaemia and other catastrophic bone events such as spinal cord compression. This causes bone pain, impaired functional status, decreased quality of life and increased mortality. Early in the disease, malignant plasma cells occupy a niche environment that encompasses their interaction with other key cellular components of the bone marrow microenvironment...
November 2, 2017: Calcified Tissue International
Nadia Withofs, François Cousin, Bernard De Prijck, Christophe Bonnet, Roland Hustinx, Sanjiv S Gambhir, Yves Beguin, Jo Caers
An observational study was set up to assess the feasibility of [18F]FPRGD2 PET/CT for imaging patients with multiple myeloma (MM) and to compare its detection rate with low dose CT alone and combined [18F]NaF/[18F]FDG PET/CT images. Four patients (2 newly diagnosed patients and 2 with relapsed MM) were included and underwent whole-body PET/CT after injection of [18F]FPRGD2. The obtained images were compared with results of low dose CT and already available results of a combined [18F]NaF/[18F]FDG PET/CT. In total, 81 focal lesions (FLs) were detected with PET/CT and an underlying bone destruction or fracture was seen in 72 (89%) or 8 (10%) FLs, respectively...
2017: Contrast Media & Molecular Imaging
Andrew J Yee, Noopur S Raje
Bone is a common site for malignant involvement, either as a site of metastasis, especially in breast or prostate cancer, or as a defining characteristic of the disease, as in multiple myeloma. Bone disease is a major source of morbidity, and half of patients with bone involvement develop skeletal-related events such as pathological fractures or cord compression requiring surgery and/or radiation. Skeletal involvement also increases mortality, as pathologic fractures increase the risk of dying by 20-40%. Osteoclast inhibition with bisphosphonates such as zoledronic acid and recently denosumab has been a significant improvement for bone disease...
October 20, 2017: Future Oncology
Parita Soni, Nidhi Aggarwal, Anand Rai, Vivek Kumar, Kamholz Stephan, Yoon Taek, Kupfer Yizhak
The incidence rate of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) in the United States is approximately 0.005%; men are at slightly higher risk than women. Bony involvement or pathological fracture rarely occurs in CLL, and it may be the initial presentation. An 85-year-old woman presented with acute respiratory failure secondary to pneumonia. Symptomatology included dyspnea. She was found to have pathological fracture of the femur caused by CLL. The diagnosis of CLL had been made 6 years previously, but the patient had refused therapy...
October 2017: Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
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May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Scott L Zuckerman, Ganesh Rao, Laurence D Rhines, Ian E McCutcheon, Richard G Everson, Claudio E Tatsui
OBJECTIVE Treatment of epidural spinal cord compression (ESCC) caused by tumor includes surgical decompression and stabilization followed by postoperative radiation. In the case of severe axial loading impairment, anterior column reconstruction is indicated. The authors describe the use of interbody distraction to restore vertebral body height and correct kyphotic angulation prior to reconstruction with polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA), and report the long-term durability of such reconstruction. METHODS A single institution, prospective series of patients with ESCC undergoing single-stage decompression, anterior column reconstruction, and posterior instrumentation from 2013 to 2016 was retrospectively analyzed...
December 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
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