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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796031/anti-yo-positive-and-late-onset-paraneoplastic-cerebellar-degeneration-associated-with-ovarian-carcinoma-a-case-report
#1
Dan Cui, Li Xu, Wen-Yi Li, Wei-Dong Qian
RATIONALE: Paraneoplastic cerebellar degeneration (PCD) is a rare nonmetastatic neurological complication often associated with ovarian, breast, and other gynecologic cancers. Anti-Yo is one of the antionconeural antibodies found in patients with PCD. It primarily emerges before a malignancy is detected. PATIENT CONCERNS: In this report, we describe an unusual case involving a patient who exhibited anti-Yo-positive PCD 1 year after being diagnosed with ovarian cancer...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790096/paraneoplastic-cerebellar-degeneration-secondary-to-ovarian-carcinosarcoma-a-cerebellar-conundrum
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Julian David Birch, Arup Sen, Katherine Rowland, Tatyana Viner
We present a case of an elderly female patient who presented with a 6-month history of progressive slurred speech, vertigo, unsteadiness and falls. She underwent an extensive battery of neurological and cardiovascular investigations, none of which demonstrated a diagnostic cause for her symptoms. She was referred to the stroke and neurology teams and was started on treatment for presumed anxiety. As her symptoms continued to progress, she was referred to the falls service. Following a multidisciplinary team discussion, she was reviewed by the consultant geriatrician who felt this may be due to a malignancy so the consultant geriatrician arranged blood testsand CT scan of her chest, abdomen and pelvis...
August 7, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781798/paraneoplastic-limbic-encephalitis-with-late-onset-magnetic-resonance-imaging-findings-a-case-report
#3
Yoshiya Tsunoda, Takumi Kiwamoto, Shinsuke Homma, Yuuki Yabuuchi, Haruna Kitazawa, Toshihiro Shiozawa, Kensuke Nakazawa, Takashi Hosaka, Kazuhiro Ishii, Akiko Ishii, Akira Tamaoka, Nobuyuki Hizawa
Paraneoplastic limbic encephalitis (PLE), a paraneoplastic neurological syndrome (PNS), is a rare nervous system disorder that results from the indirect effects of tumors and is commonly associated with small-cell lung cancer (SCLC). Previous studies have reported that magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) may be useful for diagnosing LE. Temporal lobe abnormalities are observed using T2-weighted and fluid-attenuated inversion recovery sequences; however, such abnormalities are detected in only 60% of patients with PLE...
August 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746384/detection-of-brain-directed-autoantibodies-in-the-serum-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-patients
#4
Manoj Banjara, Chaitali Ghosh, Aaron Dadas, Peter Mazzone, Damir Janigro
Antibodies against brain proteins were identified in the plasma of cancer patients and are defined to cause paraneoplastic neurological syndromes. The profiles of brain-directed antibodies in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) are largely unknown. Here, for the first time, we compared autoantibodies against brain proteins in NSCLC (n = 18) against those present in age-matched non-cancer control subjects (n = 18) with a similar life-style, habit, and medical history. Self-recognizing immunoglobulin (IgG) are primarily directed against cells in the cortex (P = 0...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718500/neurofilament-light-as-an-immune-target-for-pathogenic-antibodies
#5
Fabiola Puentes, Baukje J van der Star, Stephanie D Boomkamp, Markus Kipp, Louis Boon, Isabel Bosca, Joel Raffel, Sharmilee Gnanapavan, Paul van der Valk, Jodie Stephenson, Susan C Barnett, David Baker, Sandra Amor
Antibodies to neuronal antigens are associated with many neurological diseases including paraneoplastic neurological disorders, epilepsy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and multiple sclerosis. Immunization with neuronal antigens such as neurofilament light (NF-L), a neuronal intermediate filament in axons, has been shown to induce neurological disease and spasticity in mice. Also, although antibodies to NF-L are widely used as surrogate biomarkers of axonal injury in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and multiple sclerosis, it remains to be elucidated if antibodies to NF-L contribute to neurodegeneration and neurological disease...
July 17, 2017: Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710195/marantic-endocarditis-and-paraneoplastic-pulmonary-embolism
#6
Tiago Lobo Ferreira, Rosa Alves, Tiago Judas, Maria F Delerue
Cancer is frequently associated with a hypercoagulable state. Almost 15% of patients with cancer will suffer a thromboembolic event during their clinical course. The aetiology of this hypercoagulable state is multifactorial and includes procoagulant factors associated with malignancy as well as the host's inflammatory response. Cancer-associated thrombophilia can present as venous thromboembolism, migratory superficial thrombophlebitis, arterial thrombosis, disseminated intravascular coagulation, thrombotic microangiopathy and rarely non-bacterial thrombotic endocarditis (NBTE)...
July 14, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699668/poems-syndrome-2017-update-on-diagnosis-risk-stratification-and-management
#7
REVIEW
Angela Dispenzieri
DISEASE OVERVIEW: POEMS syndrome is a paraneoplastic syndrome due to an underlying plasma cell neoplasm. The major criteria for the syndrome are polyradiculoneuropathy, clonal plasma cell disorder (PCD), sclerotic bone lesions, elevated vascular endothelial growth factor, and the presence of Castleman disease. Minor features include organomegaly, endocrinopathy, characteristic skin changes, papilledema, extravascular volume overload, and thrombocytosis. Diagnoses are often delayed because the syndrome is rare and can be mistaken for other neurologic disorders, most commonly chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy...
August 2017: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689294/cerebellar-disease-associated-with-anti-glutamic-acid-decarboxylase-antibodies-review
#8
REVIEW
José Fidel Baizabal-Carvallo, Marlene Alonso-Juarez
Several neurological syndromes have been recognized associated to GAD antibodies. Among those disorders, cerebellar ataxia (CA) is one of the most common, along with stiff-person syndrome. Patients with GAD associated CA present with a progressive pancerebellar syndrome, with a subacute or chronic evolution, along with other neurological manifestations such as stiffness, oculomotor dysfunction, epilepsy, and cognitive dysfunction. These symptoms may be preceded by the so-called "brainstem attacks", where manifestations consistent with transient dysfunction of the brainstem may be observed...
July 8, 2017: Journal of Neural Transmission
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675562/innate-and-adaptive-immunity-in-human-epilepsies
#9
REVIEW
Jan Bauer, Albert J Becker, Wassim Elyaman, Jukka Peltola, Stephan Rüegg, Maarten J Titulaer, James A Varley, Ettore Beghi
Inflammatory mechanisms have been increasingly implicated in the origin of seizures and epilepsy. These mechanisms are involved in the genesis of encephalitides in which seizures are a common complaint. Experimental and clinical evidence suggests different inflammatory responses in the brains of patients with epilepsy depending on the etiology. In general, activation of both innate and adaptive immunity plays a role in refractory forms of epilepsy. Epilepsies in which seizures develop after infiltration of cells of the adaptive immune system in the central nervous system (CNS) include a broad range of epileptic disorders with different (known or unknown) etiologies...
July 2017: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669085/pain-as-a-first-manifestation-of-paraneoplastic-neuropathies-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#10
REVIEW
Panagiotis Zis, Antonella Paladini, Alba Piroli, Patrick C McHugh, Giustino Varrassi, Marios Hadjivassiliou
INTRODUCTION: Paraneoplastic neurological syndromes (PNS) consist of a heterogeneous group of neurological disorders triggered by cancer. The aim of this systematic review is to estimate the reported prevalence of pain in patients with paraneoplastic peripheral neuropathy (PPN). METHODS: A systematic computer-based literature search was conducted on PubMed database. RESULTS: Our search strategy resulted in the identification of 126 articles...
July 1, 2017: Pain and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669084/painful-peripheral-neuropathy-and-cancer
#11
EDITORIAL
Panagiotis Zis, Giustino Varrassi
Peripheral neuropathy (PN) is very prevalent in cancer patients and a leading cause of pain related to cancer. However, the underlying pathophysiological mechanisms vary significantly. Peripheral neuropathy can be a direct or an indirect complication of cancer or cancer-related treatment, or a pre-existing comorbidity not related to cancer. PN might also occur as a paraneoplastic neurological syndrome. Such syndromes are immune-mediated manifestations that usually precede the diagnosis of cancer or cancer's relapse...
July 1, 2017: Pain and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667382/magnetic-resonance-imaging-and-clinical-features-in-acute-and-subacute-myelopathies
#12
REVIEW
Stefan Weidauer, Marlies Wagner, Michael Nichtweiß
Differential diagnosis of acute and subacute transverse myelopathy includes inflammatory, infectious, vascular, metabolic and paraneoplastic etiologies. Information on the diagnostic approach to transverse myelopathy with regard to daily clinical practice is provided. The differentiation between five lesion patterns on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in myelitis may be helpful: (1) longitudinal extensive transverse myelitis, (2) short segment ovoid or peripherally located, (3) "polio-like", (4) granulomatous and (5) segmental with rash...
June 30, 2017: Clinical Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660133/resolution-of-a-debilitating-paraneoplastic-parkinson-like-neurological-syndrome-following-tyrosine-inhibitor-therapy-and-consolidative-nephrectomy-in-a-patient-with-advanced-clear-cell-renal-cell%C3%A2-carcinoma
#13
Naveed Ali, Alexander Kutikov, Daniel M Geynisman
Paraneoplastic syndromes are commonly encountered in renal cell carcinoma, but neurological manifestations are rare. Herein we report a case of a patient with locally advanced renal cell carcinoma who presented with Parkinson-like symptoms which prohibited surgery due to poor performance status. However, a significant improvement was noted after tyrosine kinase inhibitor therapy, allowing the patient to proceed to curative surgery.
September 2017: Urology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653032/paraneoplastic-antigens-as-biomarkers-for-early-diagnosis-of-ovarian-cancer
#14
REVIEW
Madhumita Chatterjee, Laura C Hurley, Michael A Tainsky
Paraneoplastic syndromes are a group of rare disorders that can be triggered by an abnormal immune response to proteins from tumors of the lung, ovary, lymphatics, or breast. Paraneoplastic clinical syndromes affect < 1% of patients with cancer; however, the frequency of subclinical levels of paraneoplastic autoantibodies in asymptomatic patients with cancer is unknown. Numerous studies have reported that ovarian cancer patients show signs of paraneoplastic neurological syndromes (PNSs) before or after their cancers are diagnosed...
August 2017: Gynecologic Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644254/sporadic-creutzfeldt-jakob-disease-with-unilateral-symptoms-in-the-setting-of-metastatic-renal-cell-carcinoma
#15
Kyle C Rossi, Christine M Stahl, Pengfei Zhang, John W Liang, Lara V Marcuse, Fred Lublin
INTRODUCTION: Although it is not rare for magnetic resonance imaging findings in Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease to be asymmetric, unilateral clinical syndromes are uncommonly reported and may confound diagnosis. In addition, neurological paraneoplastic syndromes are not common in renal cell carcinoma, though there are cases reported, often without an offending antibody isolated. CASE REPORT: A 66-year-old man was admitted with 1 month of left-sided numbness and "loss of control" of the left arm...
July 2017: Neurologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620348/the-utility-of-fdg-pet-ct-in-clinically-suspected-paraneoplastic-neurological-syndrome-a-literature-review-and-retrospective-case-series
#16
Mark P Maskery, Jonathan Hill, John R Cain, Hedley C A Emsley
Paraneoplastic neurological syndrome (PNS) describes a spectrum of rare, heterogeneous neurological conditions associated with an underlying malignancy. Diagnosis of PNS is inherently difficult, with frequent misdiagnosis and delay. The literature suggests an underlying immune-mediated pathophysiology, and patients are usually tested for the presence of onconeural antibodies. With direct tumor therapy being the most effective method of stabilizing patients, there is a strong emphasis on detecting underlying tumors...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620136/pnma5-is-essential-to-the-progression-of-meiosis-in-mouse-oocytes-through-a-chain-of-phosphorylation
#17
Xiao-Lan Zhang, Peng Liu, Zhi-Xia Yang, Jing-Jing Zhao, Lei-Lei Gao, Bo Yuan, Li-Ya Shi, Chun-Xiang Zhou, Hai-Feng Qiao, Ya-Hong Liu, Xiao-Yan Ying, Jun-Qiang Zhang, Xiu-Feng Ling, Dong Zhang
PNMA (paraneoplastic antigen MA) family includes Pnma1-6. Although other members have been found to be involved in paraneoplastic neurological disorders, death receptor-dependent apoptosis, and tumorigenesis, Pnma5 was thought to be a female fertility factor, as indicated by one genome-wide study. But until now there have not been any further functional studies about Pnma5 in female meiosis. Our preliminary study indicated that Pnma5 might play important roles in meiosis. To further address this, Pnma5 was knocked down in in-vitro maturated (IVM) mouse oocytes, which are common models for mammalian female meiosis, by specific siRNA, and results showed that the loss of Pnma5 significantly delayed the progression of meiosis I and increased chromosome segregation errors during anaphase I...
June 9, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588791/synchronous-adie-s-syndrome-and-type-1-antineuronal-nuclear-antibody-anti-hu-related-paraneoplastic-neurological-syndromes-as-predictors-of-complete-response-in-limited-stage-small-cell-lung-cancer-a-case-report
#18
Katherina Bernadette Sreter, Blazenka Barisic, Marija Barisic Kutija, Suzana Kukulj, Miroslav Samarzija
Adie's syndrome (AS) and paraneoplastic sensorimotor neuropathy with cerebellar ataxia (PSN CA) are extremely rare, rapidly progressive, autoimmune diseases associated with the development of antibodies against neuronal-specific Hu proteins that are abnormally expressed in small-cell lung cancer (SCLC). We herein present the unique case of a 55-year-old obese woman, previous heavy smoker, who, during treatment with standard cisplatin-etoposide chemotherapy for limited-stage SCLC, developed simultaneous AS and worsening symptoms consistent with PSN CA that led to significant neurological disability and severe axonal electrophysiological pattern on nerve conduction studies...
June 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570324/neurologic-complications-of-lymphoma-leukemia-and-paraproteinemias
#19
Michelle L Mauermann
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This article reviews the spectrum of neurologic complications associated with lymphoma, leukemia, and paraproteinemic disorders. While leptomeningeal metastasis is the most common complication of lymphoma and leukemia and peripheral neuropathy is the most common complication of paraproteinemic disorders, clinicians need to be familiar with the diverse neurologic complications of these disorders. RECENT FINDINGS: Lymphomatous nervous system involvement can be difficult to diagnose, especially when it is the presenting symptom...
June 2017: Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570322/autoimmune-neurology-of-the-central-nervous-system
#20
W Oliver Tobin, Sean J Pittock
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This article reviews the rapidly evolving spectrum of autoimmune neurologic disorders with a focus on those that involve the central nervous system, providing an understanding of how to approach the diagnostic workup of patients presenting with central nervous system symptoms or signs that could be immune mediated, either paraneoplastic or idiopathic, to guide therapeutic decision making. RECENT FINDINGS: The past decade has seen a dramatic increase in the discovery of novel neural antibodies and their targets...
June 2017: Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology
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