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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806822/-multiple-myeloma-current-status-in-diagnostic-testing-and-therapy
#1
Michael Kehrer, Sebastian Koob, Andreas Strauss, Dieter Christian Wirtz, Jan Schmolders
Background Multiple myeloma is a haematological blood cancer of the bone marrow and is classified by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as a plasma cell neoplasm. In multiple myeloma, normal plasma cells transform into malignant myeloma cells and produce large quantities of an abnormal immunoglobulin called monoclonal protein or M protein. This ultimately causes multiple myeloma symptoms such as bone damage or kidney problems. The annual worldwide incidence of multiple myeloma is estimated to be 6 - 7/100,000 and accounts for 1% of all cancer...
August 14, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806048/electrolytes-calcium-disorders
#2
Craig Barstow
A normal serum calcium level is 8 to 10 mg/dL. The diagnosis of hypercalcemia (ie, levels 10.5 mg/dL or greater) should be confirmed with an albumin-adjusted or ionized calcium level. The two most common causes of hypercalcemia are hyperparathyroidism and malignancy. Drugs, notably lithium and thiazide diuretics, also can cause hypercalcemia. Patients with severe or symptomatic hypercalcemia should be treated initially with hydration to decrease calcium levels. The evaluation should include a parathyroid hormone (PTH) level...
August 2017: FP Essentials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805791/low-circulating-mannan-binding-lectin-levels-correlate-with-increased-frequency-and-severity-of-febrile-episodes-in-myeloma-patients-who-undergo-asct-and-do-not-receive-antibiotic-prophylaxis
#3
E Eleutherakis-Papaiakovou, M-A Dimopoulos, E Kastritis, D Christoulas, M Roussou, M Migkou, M Gavriatopoulou, D Fotiou, I Panagiotidis, D C Ziogas, N Kanellias, C Papadimitriou, E Terpos
Patients with multiple myeloma (MM) who undergo autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT) are susceptible to severe infections. Low levels of circulating mannan-binding lectin (MBL) are associated with increased risk of infection. In this prospective study, we evaluated 100 patients who underwent ASCT regarding the effect of MBL on the incidence and severity of febrile episodes. Seventeen patients had MBL levels <500 ng/mL (11 received antibiotic prophylaxis and 6 did not). Although there was no statistical difference regarding the development of febrile episodes between patients with low and normal MBL, among 17 patients with low MBL levels, six out of eleven patients who received antibiotic prophylaxis developed a febrile episode compared with six out of six patients who did not receive antibiotic prophylaxis and developed a febrile episode...
August 14, 2017: Bone Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805789/multiple-myeloma-with-extramedullary-disease-impact-of-autologous-stem-cell-transplantation-on-outcome
#4
L Kumar, R Gogi, A K Patel, A Mookerjee, R K Sahoo, P S Malik, A Sharma, S Thulkar, R Kumar, A Biswas, O D Sharma, R Gupta
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 14, 2017: Bone Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805105/economic-burden-of-multiple-myeloma-among-patients-in-successive-lines-of-therapy-in-the-united-states
#5
Joanna P MacEwan, Katharine Batt, Wes Yin, Desi Peneva, Steve Sison, Seanna Vine, Clara Chen
This study characterized the costs of multiple myeloma (MM) during first-line (1L), second-line (2L) and third-line (3L) treatment from the US payer perspective. Patients with ≥2 outpatient or ≥1 inpatient claims with a primary MM diagnosis and 12 months continuous enrollment post index were identified in a retrospective claims database between 1 July 2006 and 30 June 2013. A cost per-patient per-month (PPPM) metric was used to calculate total all-cause and anti-MM pharmacy costs in 1L, 2L, and 3L treatment...
August 13, 2017: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803604/bone-marrow-urokinase-plasminogen-activator-receptor-levels-are-associated-with-the-progress-of-multiple-myeloma
#6
Li-Hong Shou, Dan Cao, Xiao-Hui Dong, Qiu Fang, Bao-Lian Xu, Ju-Ping Fei
Objective To determine the mRNA and protein levels of urokinase plasminogen activator receptors (uPAR) in bone marrow fluid and bone marrow tissue from multiple myeloma (MM) patients and assess association of uPAR level with prognosis of MM. Methods uPAR levels in bone marrow fluid of 22 MM patients at the stable and progressive stages and 18 iron deficiency anemia patients with normal bone marrow (control) were examined by ELISA. Furthermore, uPAR expression in bone marrow tissue was investigated by RT-PCR and Western blot, respectively...
September 20, 2016: Chinese Medical Sciences Journal, Chung-kuo i Hsüeh K'o Hsüeh Tsa Chih
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803351/dose-and-schedule-selection-of-the-oral-proteasome-inhibitor-ixazomib-in-relapsed-refractory-multiple-myeloma-clinical-and-model-based-analyses
#7
Neeraj Gupta, Huyuan Yang, Michael J Hanley, Steven Zhang, Rachael Liu, Shaji Kumar, Paul G Richardson, Tomas Skacel, Karthik Venkatakrishnan
BACKGROUND: The oral proteasome inhibitor ixazomib has been approved by regulatory authorities around the world, including in the United States and the European Union, for the treatment of patients with multiple myeloma (MM) who have received at least one prior therapy, based on the pivotal phase III TOURMALINE-MM1 study. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to quantitatively characterize the benefit-risk profile of ixazomib in relapsed/refractory MM in support of the approved dose and schedule...
August 12, 2017: Targeted Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803241/gender-specific-aspects-in-patients-with-multiple-myeloma-undergoing-autologous-stem-cell-transplantation-a-single-center-experience
#8
Doris Posch, Werner Rabitsch, Philipp Wohlfarth, Michael Leiner, Edit Porpaczy, Johannes Drach, Markus Raderer, Wolfgang Lamm
OBJECTIVE: Limited data exist on gender-specific aspects in hematologic malignancies and have been obtained mostly in non-Hodgkin lymphomas. The objective of this study was to investigate gender-specific aspects in patients with multiple myeloma (MM) undergoing autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT). METHODS: A retrospective data analysis of 191 patients with MM who underwent ASCT was performed. Data collected from clinical records included age, sex, stage, induction therapy, outcome of induction, kind of stem cell mobilization, response to induction therapy and ASCT, cytogenetic aberrations, progression-free survival, and overall survival...
August 12, 2017: Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801967/retreatment-and-prolonged-therapy-with-subcutaneous-bortezomib-in-patients-with-relapsed-multiple-myeloma-a-randomized-controlled-phase-iii-study
#9
Evangelos Terpos, Marco Gobbi, Anna Potamianou, Marjolein Lahaye, Catherine Couturier, Michele Cavo
OBJECTIVES: This randomized, international, multicenter, open-label phase III study investigated the effects of experimental retreatment with subcutaneous bortezomib plus dexamethasone (VD) followed by prolonged bortezomib therapy vs. standard VD retreatment in patients with relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma. METHODS: Patients were randomized (2:1) to receive either experimental (n = 53) or standard (n = 27) retreatment, stratified by the number of prior therapy lines...
August 12, 2017: European Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801664/stat3-induced-long-noncoding-rnas-in-multiple-myeloma-cells-display-different-properties-in-cancer
#10
Stefanie Binder, Nadine Hösler, Diana Riedel, Ivonne Zipfel, Tilo Buschmann, Christoph Kämpf, Kristin Reiche, Renate Burger, Martin Gramatzki, Jörg Hackermüller, Peter F Stadler, Friedemann Horn
Interleukin-6 (IL-6)-activated Signal Transducer and Activator of Transcription 3 (STAT3) facilitates survival in the multiple myeloma cell line INA-6 and therefore represents an oncogenic key player. However, the biological mechanisms are still not fully understood. In previous studies we identified microRNA-21 as a STAT3 target gene with strong anti-apoptotic potential, suggesting that noncoding RNAs have an impact on the pathogenesis of human multiple myeloma. Here, we describe five long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) induced by IL-6-activated STAT3, which we named STAiRs...
August 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799843/multiple-myeloma-and-dual-energy-ct-diagnostic-accuracy-of-virtual-noncalcium-technique-for-detection-of-bone-marrow-infiltration-of-the-spine-and-pelvis
#11
Aleksander Kosmala, Andreas Max Weng, Anke Heidemeier, Bernhard Krauss, Stefan Knop, Thorsten Alexander Bley, Bernhard Petritsch
Purpose To determine the diagnostic performance of dual-energy computed tomography (CT) for detection of bone marrow (BM) infiltration in patients with multiple myeloma by using a virtual noncalcium (VNCa) technique. Materials and Methods In this prospective study, 34 consecutive patients with multiple myeloma or monoclonal gammopathy of unknown significance sequentially underwent dual-energy CT and magnetic resonance (MR) imaging of the axial skeleton. Two independent readers visually evaluated standard CT and color-coded VNCa images for the presence of BM involvement...
August 11, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799436/immunotherapy-based-approaches-in-myelofibrosis
#12
Lucia Masarova, Srdan Verstovsek, Hagop Kantarjian, Naval Daver
Aberrant regulation of the immune system with up-regulation of pro-inflammatory cytokines contributes to disease pathophysiology in myelofibrosis (MF). Therapeutic options for MF associated anemia, thrombocytopenia, and bone marrow fibrosis remain limited. Areas covered: This review focuses on immune based therapies in MF, including immunomodulatory imide drugs (IMiDs), interferons, monoclonal antibodies and targeted agents (SL-401), and checkpoint inhibitors. Published literature was reviewed using available databases (PubMed, Cochrane, Scopus) and web pages (clinicaltrials...
August 11, 2017: Expert Review of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799231/efficacy-of-daratumumab-based-therapies-in-patients-with-relapsed-refractory-multiple-myeloma-treated-outside-of-clinical-trials
#13
Arjun Lakshman, Jithma P Abeykoon, Shaji K Kumar, S Vincent Rajkumar, David Dingli, Francis K Buadi, Wilson I Gonsalves, Nelson Leung, Angela Dispenzieri, Taxiarchis V Kourelis, Ronald S Go, Martha Q Lacy, Miriam A Hobbs, Yi Lin, Rahma Warsame, John Lust, Amie L Fonder, Yi L Hwa, Suzanne R Hayman, Stephen J Russell, Robert A Kyle, Morie A Gertz, Prashant Kapoor
Outside of clinical trials, experience with daratumumab-based combination therapies (DCTs) using bortezomib (V)/lenalidomide (R)/pomalidomide (P), and dexamethasone (d) in relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma (RRMM) is limited. We reviewed the outcomes of 126 patients who received ≥ 1 cycle of any DCT. Median age at DCT initiation was 67 (range, 43-93) years. High-risk cytogenetics was present in 33% patients. Median number of prior therapies was 4 (range, 1-14) and time to first DCT from diagnosis was 4...
August 11, 2017: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799185/punctate-retinal-hemorrhage-and-its-relation-to-ocular-and-systemic-disease-in-dogs-83-cases
#14
Nathaniel P Violette, Eric C Ledbetter
OBJECTIVE: To describe clinical aspects of dogs with punctate retinal hemorrhage (PRH). ANIMALS STUDIED: 83 dogs (119 eyes) with PRH. PROCEDURES: Medical records of dogs evaluated by the Cornell University ophthalmology service with a clinical diagnosis of PRH between 2006 and 2015 were reviewed. For this study, PRH was defined as retinal hemorrhages ≤ 1 optic disk diameter in size and dogs with other posterior segment ocular diseases were excluded...
August 10, 2017: Veterinary Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797783/results-of-prospective-randomized-open-label-non-inferiority-study-of-tbo-filgrastim-granix-%C3%A2-versus-filgrastim-neupogen-%C3%A2-in-combination-with-plerixafor-for-autologous-stem-cell-mobilization-in-patients-with-multiple-myeloma-or-non-hodgkin-lymphoma
#15
Pavan Kumar Bhamidipati, Mark A Fiala, Brenda J Grossman, John F DiPersio, Keith Stokerl-Goldstein, Feng Gao, Geoffrey L Uy, Peter Westervelt, Mark A Schroeder, Amanda F Cashen, Camille N Abboud, Ravi Vij
Autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (Auto- HSCT) improves survival in multiple myeloma (MM) and Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). Traditionally, filgrastim (Neupogen® - recombinant G-CSF) has been used in as a single agent or in combination with plerixafor for stem cell mobilization for auto-HSCT. In Europe, recombinant G-CSF biosimilar (Tevagrastim®) is approved for various indications similar to reference filgrastim, including stem cell mobilization for auto-HSCT; However, tbo- Filgrastim (Granix®) is registered under original biologic application and is not approved for stem cell mobilization in the USA...
August 7, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797003/pleural-effusion-in-multiple-myeloma-characteristics-and-practice-patterns
#16
Ja Min Byun, Ki Hwan Kim, In Sil Choi, Jin Hyun Park, Jin-Soo Kim, Dong-Yeop Shin, Youngil Koh, Inho Kim, Sung-Soo Yoon, Hyo Jeong Lim
In many Asian countries battling with the double burden of increasing noninfectious diseases on top of infectious diseases, multiple myeloma (MM) patients presenting with pleural effusion (PE) pose a great diagnostic challenge. Thus, we aimed to analyze the clinical features and practice patterns of such patients. This is a multicenter retrospective study of newly diagnosed MM patients between January 2011 and December 2015. Among 575 MM patients diagnosed during the study period, 80 (13.9%) that were associated with PE were identified and analyzed...
August 11, 2017: Acta Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796988/microvessel-density-as-a-surrogate-prognostic-marker-in-patients-with-multiple-myeloma-a-meta-analysis
#17
Panagiotis Ntellas, Konstantinos Perivoliotis, Katerina Dadouli, Georgios K Koukoulis, Maria Ioannou
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Bone marrow (BM) angiogenesis is considered a hallmark of multiple myeloma (MM) development and progression, and can be quantified with the use of microvessel density (MVD). The purpose of this study is to provide a review and a meta-analysis of the current literature regarding the prognostic value of MVD in the overall survival (OS) of MM patients. METHODS: MEDLINE was screened for studies evaluating the OS of MM patients with regard to their MVD count in BM trephine...
August 11, 2017: Acta Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796873/new-painful-nodules-in-a-patient-with-multiple-myeloma
#18
Edison W Tsui, Eunjung Choi, Kenneth R Meehan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 10, 2017: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796257/lncrna-oip5-as1-loss-induced-microrna-410-accumulation-regulates-cell-proliferation-and-apoptosis-by-targeting-klf10-via-activating-pten-pi3k-akt-pathway-in-multiple-myeloma
#19
Nan Yang, Jinqiu Chen, Hui Zhang, Xiaman Wang, Huan Yao, Yue Peng, Wanggang Zhang
Numerous studies confirmed that aberrant miRNAs expression contributes to multiple myeloma (MM) development and progression. However, the roles of specific miRNAs in MM remain to be investigated. In present study, we demonstrated that miR-410 expression was increased in MM newly diagnosed and relapsed tissues and cell lines. Clinical analysis revealed that miR-410 was positively correlated with advanced ISS stage. Moreover, high miR-410 expression in MM patients showed an obvious shorter overall survival and progression-free survival...
August 10, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795553/-chronic-demyelinating-polyradiculoneuropathy-revealing-a-solitary-plasmacytoma-of-the-right-iliac-bone
#20
J Oumerzouk, A Bourazza
Solitary bone plasmacytoma (pso) is a rare tumor, made of malignant plasma cells observed in a single bone, and without systemic proliferation. We report the case of a 33 year-old man who was admitted with chronic demyelinating sensorimotor polyneuropathy. Immunoelectrophoresis with immunofixation of serum proteins showed a monoclonal peak igg with lambda light chain and the workup was in favour of right hipbone secreting solitary plasmacytoma. The patient was treated with radiotherapy and steroids, and the evolution has been marked by a partial recovery of the motor deficit...
July 2017: Revue Médicale de Liège
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