Paraneoplastic IGF-2 From a Malignant Renal Solitary TumorParaneoplastic IGF-2 From a Malignant Renal Solitary Tumor
What caused this non-diabetic patient to have hypoglycemia? BMC Endocrine Disorders (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 5, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news
Paraneoplastic hypoglcemia induced by MSFT
Hypoglycemia is a common medical emergency and is the most frequent complication induced by anti-diabetic treatment. However, it can be observed in other conditions unrelated to diabetes such as insulinoma, autoimmune disorders, and neoplasia. Mohammedi et al. report the case of a rare cause of severe and recurrent hypoglycemia in a 77-year-old woman with a malignant solitary ﬁbrous tumor (MSFT). A diagnosis of a non-islet cell tumor-induced hypoglycemia (NICTH) was established by the presence of incompletely processed precursors of IGF2 (big IGF2) in plasma electrophoresis. Therapy with corticostero...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 26, 2014 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news
What Is Paraneoplastic Syndrome?
Definition of paraneoplastic syndrome, a variety of symptoms due to the presence of a tumor in the body. (Source: About.com Lung Cancer)
Source: About.com Lung Cancer - May 13, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: health Source Type: news
Robert Darnell elected to National Academy of Sciences
Darnell, who focuses on understanding a group of rare brain diseases, the paraneoplastic neurologic disorders (PNDs), and how they arise in conjunction with immune responses to cancer, is one of 84 newly elected members announced today by the Academy. More » (Source: The Rockefeller University Newswire)
Source: The Rockefeller University Newswire - April 29, 2014 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: pubaff Tags: Awards and Honors New York Genome Center robert darnell U.S. National Academy of Sciences Source Type: news
Must-read: Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis
4.5 out of 5 stars Anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (anti-NMDAR) encephalitis: an etiology worth considering in the differential of delirium. Punja M et al. Clin Toxicol 2013 Aug 20 [Epub ahead of print] Abstract This important paper is a must-read, especially for toxicologists who have not heard of this under-appreciated neurological disorder. (I was not aware of it until several days ago, when I found out that a friend of a relative had received the diagnosis.) Anti-NMDA encephalitis was first described in 2005. Advanced cases often develop altered mental status, autonomic instability, increased muscle tone, ...
Source: The Poison Review - August 28, 2013 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Tags: Best of TPR Medical anti-n-methyl-d-aspartate receptor anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis autoimmune neurologic Source Type: news
Paraneoplastic Necrotizing Myopathy in Lung CancerParaneoplastic Necrotizing Myopathy in Lung Cancer
Paraneoplastic necrotizing myopathy is a recently defined clinical entity, characterized by massive necrosis of muscle fibers. What was the underlying cause in this patient? Journal of Medical Case Reports (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 17, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news
Treatment for paraneoplastic neuropathies
Source: Cochrane Area: Evidence> Disease Focused Reviews Background It is not unusual to observe peripheral nervous system involvement in people with tumours outside the nervous system. Any part of the peripheral nervous system can be involved, from sensory and motor neurons to nerve roots and plexuses, from distal trunks to neuromuscular junctions. Pathogenesis also varies from direct infiltration by cancer cells, to treatment toxicity, to metabolic derangement, cachexia, infections and paraneoplastic syndromes. Paraneoplastic neurological syndromes are symptoms or signs resulting from...
Source: NeLM - Disease Focused Reviews - January 3, 2013 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: news