Carcinoid Heart Disease: Cardiac manifestation of gastrointestinal CARCINOID TUMOR that metastasizes to the liver. Substances secreted by the tumor cells, including SEROTONIN, promote fibrous plaque formation in ENDOCARDIUM and its underlying layers. These deposits cause distortion of the TRICUSPID VALVE and the PULMONARY VALVE eventually leading to STENOSIS and valve regurgitation.Malignant Carcinoid Syndrome: A symptom complex associated with CARCINOID TUMOR and characterized by attacks of severe flushing of the skin, diarrheal watery stools, bronchoconstriction, sudden drops in blood pressure, edema, and ascites. The carcinoid tumors are usually located in the gastrointestinal tract and metastasize to the liver. Symptoms are caused by tumor secretion of serotonin, prostaglandins, and other biologically active substances. Cardiac manifestations constitute CARCINOID HEART DISEASE. (Dorland, 27th ed; Stedman, 25th ed)Carcinoid Tumor: A usually small, slow-growing neoplasm composed of islands of rounded, oxyphilic, or spindle-shaped cells of medium size, with moderately small vesicular nuclei, and covered by intact mucosa with a yellow cut surface. The tumor can occur anywhere in the gastrointestinal tract (and in the lungs and other sites); approximately 90% arise in the appendix. It is now established that these tumors are of neuroendocrine origin and derive from a primitive stem cell. (From Stedman, 25th ed & Holland et al., Cancer Medicine, 3d ed, p1182)Tricuspid Valve Stenosis: The pathologic narrowing of the orifice of the TRICUSPID VALVE. This hinders the emptying of RIGHT ATRIUM leading to elevated right atrial pressure and systemic venous congestion. Tricuspid valve stenosis is almost always due to RHEUMATIC FEVER.Heart Valves: Flaps of tissue that prevent regurgitation of BLOOD from the HEART VENTRICLES to the HEART ATRIA or from the PULMONARY ARTERIES or AORTA to the ventricles.Tricuspid Valve Insufficiency: Backflow of blood from the RIGHT VENTRICLE into the RIGHT ATRIUM due to imperfect closure of the TRICUSPID VALVE.Heart Valve Diseases: Pathological conditions involving any of the various HEART VALVES and the associated structures (PAPILLARY MUSCLES and CHORDAE TENDINEAE).Tricuspid Valve: The valve consisting of three cusps situated between the right atrium and right ventricle of the heart.Hydroxyindoleacetic AcidPulmonary Valve: A valve situated at the entrance to the pulmonary trunk from the right ventricle.Bioprosthesis: Prosthesis, usually heart valve, composed of biological material and whose durability depends upon the stability of the material after pretreatment, rather than regeneration by host cell ingrowth. Durability is achieved 1, mechanically by the interposition of a cloth, usually polytetrafluoroethylene, between the host and the graft, and 2, chemically by stabilization of the tissue by intermolecular linking, usually with glutaraldehyde, after removal of antigenic components, or the use of reconstituted and restructured biopolymers.Echocardiography: Ultrasonic recording of the size, motion, and composition of the heart and surrounding tissues. The standard approach is transthoracic.Heart: The hollow, muscular organ that maintains the circulation of the blood.Electronic Mail: Messages between computer users via COMPUTER COMMUNICATION NETWORKS. This feature duplicates most of the features of paper mail, such as forwarding, multiple copies, and attachments of images and other file types, but with a speed advantage. The term also refers to an individual message sent in this way.Cardiovascular Diseases: Pathological conditions involving the CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM including the HEART; the BLOOD VESSELS; or the PERICARDIUM.Chromogranin B: A type of chromogranin which was initially characterized in a rat PHEOCHROMOCYTOMA CELL LINE. It is found in many species including human, rat, mouse, and others. It is an acidic protein with 626 to 657 amino acid residues. In some species, it inhibits secretion of PARATHYROID HORMONE or INSULIN and exerts bacteriolytic effects in others.Ileal Neoplasms: Tumors or cancer in the ILEUM region of the small intestine (INTESTINE, SMALL).Ileocecal Valve: The valve, at the junction of the CECUM with the COLON, that guards the opening where the ILEUM enters the LARGE INTESTINE.Blogging: Using an INTERNET based personal journal which may consist of reflections, comments, and often hyperlinks.Neuroendocrine Tumors: Tumors whose cells possess secretory granules and originate from the neuroectoderm, i.e., the cells of the ectoblast or epiblast that program the neuroendocrine system. Common properties across most neuroendocrine tumors include ectopic hormone production (often via APUD CELLS), the presence of tumor-associated antigens, and isozyme composition.Appendix: A worm-like blind tube extension from the CECUM.Encyclopedias as Topic: Works containing information articles on subjects in every field of knowledge, usually arranged in alphabetical order, or a similar work limited to a special field or subject. (From The ALA Glossary of Library and Information Science, 1983)Appendiceal Neoplasms: Tumors or cancer of the APPENDIX.Paraneoplastic Endocrine Syndromes: Syndromes resulting from inappropriate production of HORMONES or hormone-like materials by NEOPLASMS in non-endocrine tissues or not by the usual ENDOCRINE GLANDS. Such hormone outputs are called ectopic hormone (HORMONES, ECTOPIC) secretion.Paneth Cells: Differentiated epithelial cells of the INTESTINAL MUCOSA, found in the basal part of the intestinal crypts of Lieberkuhn. Paneth cells secrete GROWTH FACTORS, digestive enzymes such as LYSOZYME and antimicrobial peptides such as cryptdins (ALPHA-DEFENSINS) into the crypt lumen.Appendicitis: Acute inflammation of the APPENDIX. Acute appendicitis is classified as simple, gangrenous, or perforated.Enterochromaffin Cells: A subtype of enteroendocrine cells found in the gastrointestinal MUCOSA, particularly in the glands of PYLORIC ANTRUM; DUODENUM; and ILEUM. These cells secrete mainly SEROTONIN and some neuropeptides. Their secretory granules stain readily with silver (argentaffin stain).Serotonin: A biochemical messenger and regulator, synthesized from the essential amino acid L-TRYPTOPHAN. In humans it is found primarily in the central nervous system, gastrointestinal tract, and blood platelets. Serotonin mediates several important physiological functions including neurotransmission, gastrointestinal motility, hemostasis, and cardiovascular integrity. Multiple receptor families (RECEPTORS, SEROTONIN) explain the broad physiological actions and distribution of this biochemical mediator.Myxobolus: The largest genus in the family Myxobolidae, class MYXOSPOREA, containing over 400 species.Foramen Ovale, Patent: A condition in which the FORAMEN OVALE in the ATRIAL SEPTUM fails to close shortly after birth. This results in abnormal communications between the two upper chambers of the heart. An isolated patent ovale foramen without other structural heart defects is usually of no hemodynamic significance.Heart Septal Defects, Atrial: Developmental abnormalities in any portion of the ATRIAL SEPTUM resulting in abnormal communications between the two upper chambers of the heart. Classification of atrial septal defects is based on location of the communication and types of incomplete fusion of atrial septa with the ENDOCARDIAL CUSHIONS in the fetal heart. They include ostium primum, ostium secundum, sinus venosus, and coronary sinus defects.Embolism, Paradoxical: Blockage of an artery due to passage of a clot (THROMBUS) from a systemic vein to a systemic artery without its passing through the lung which acts as a filter to remove blood clots from entering the arterial circulation. Paradoxical embolism occurs when there is a defect that allows a clot to cross directly from the right to the left side of the heart as in the cases of ATRIAL SEPTAL DEFECTS or open FORAMEN OVALE. Once in the arterial circulation, a clot can travel to the brain, block an artery, and cause a STROKE.Foramen Ovale: An opening in the wall between the right and the left upper chambers (HEART ATRIA) of a fetal heart. Oval foramen normally closes soon after birth; when it fails to close the condition is called PATENT OVAL FORAMEN.Echocardiography, Transesophageal: Ultrasonic recording of the size, motion, and composition of the heart and surrounding tissues using a transducer placed in the esophagus.Septal Occluder Device: A CATHETER-delivered implant used for closing abnormal holes in the cardiovascular system, especially HEART SEPTAL DEFECTS; or passageways intentionally made during cardiovascular surgical procedures.Atrial Septum: The thin membrane-like muscular structure separating the right and the left upper chambers (HEART ATRIA) of a heart.Meningeal Carcinomatosis: Primary or secondary neoplasm in the ARACHNOID or SUBARACHNOID SPACE. It appears as a diffuse fibrotic thickening of the MENINGES associated with variable degrees of inflammation.Facial Paralysis: Severe or complete loss of facial muscle motor function. This condition may result from central or peripheral lesions. Damage to CNS motor pathways from the cerebral cortex to the facial nuclei in the pons leads to facial weakness that generally spares the forehead muscles. FACIAL NERVE DISEASES generally results in generalized hemifacial weakness. NEUROMUSCULAR JUNCTION DISEASES and MUSCULAR DISEASES may also cause facial paralysis or paresis.Meningitis: Inflammation of the coverings of the brain and/or spinal cord, which consist of the PIA MATER; ARACHNOID; and DURA MATER. Infections (viral, bacterial, and fungal) are the most common causes of this condition, but subarachnoid hemorrhage (HEMORRHAGES, SUBARACHNOID), chemical irritation (chemical MENINGITIS), granulomatous conditions, neoplastic conditions (CARCINOMATOUS MENINGITIS), and other inflammatory conditions may produce this syndrome. (From Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1994, Ch24, p6)Meningeal Neoplasms: Benign and malignant neoplastic processes that arise from or secondarily involve the meningeal coverings of the brain and spinal cord.Cyproheptadine: A serotonin antagonist and a histamine H1 blocker used as antipruritic, appetite stimulant, antiallergic, and for the post-gastrectomy dumping syndrome, etc.Octreotide: A potent, long-acting synthetic SOMATOSTATIN octapeptide analog that inhibits secretion of GROWTH HORMONE and is used to treat hormone-secreting tumors; DIABETES MELLITUS; HYPOTENSION, ORTHOSTATIC; HYPERINSULINISM; hypergastrinemia; and small bowel fistula.Williams Syndrome: A disorder caused by hemizygous microdeletion of about 28 genes on chromosome 7q11.23, including the ELASTIN gene. Clinical manifestations include SUPRAVALVULAR AORTIC STENOSIS; MENTAL RETARDATION; elfin facies; impaired visuospatial constructive abilities; and transient HYPERCALCEMIA in infancy. The condition affects both sexes, with onset at birth or in early infancy.History, 19th Century: Time period from 1801 through 1900 of the common era.Famous PersonsManuscripts as Topic: Compositions written by hand, as one written before the invention or adoption of printing. A manuscript may also refer to a handwritten copy of an ancient author. A manuscript may be handwritten or typewritten as distinguished from a printed copy, especially the copy of a writer's work from which printed copies are made. (Webster, 3d ed)Jupiter: The fifth planet in order from the sun. It is one of the five outer planets of the solar system. Its sixteen natural satellites include Callisto, Europa, Ganymede, and Io.Extraterrestrial Environment: The environment outside the earth or its atmosphere. The environment may refer to a closed cabin (such as a space shuttle or space station) or to space itself, the moon, or other planets.Canada: The largest country in North America, comprising 10 provinces and three territories. Its capital is Ottawa.Biological Therapy: Treatment of diseases with biological materials or biological response modifiers, such as the use of GENES; CELLS; TISSUES; organs; SERUM; VACCINES; and humoral agents.Carcinoma, Neuroendocrine: A group of carcinomas which share a characteristic morphology, often being composed of clusters and trabecular sheets of round "blue cells", granular chromatin, and an attenuated rim of poorly demarcated cytoplasm. Neuroendocrine tumors include carcinoids, small ("oat") cell carcinomas, medullary carcinoma of the thyroid, Merkel cell tumor, cutaneous neuroendocrine carcinoma, pancreatic islet cell tumors, and pheochromocytoma. Neurosecretory granules are found within the tumor cells. (Segen, Dictionary of Modern Medicine, 1992)American Cancer Society: A voluntary organization concerned with the prevention and treatment of cancer through education and research.Immunologic Factors: Biologically active substances whose activities affect or play a role in the functioning of the immune system.Picibanil: A lyophilized preparation of a low-virulence strain (SU) of Streptococcus pyogenes (S. hemolyticus), inactivated by heating with penicillin G. It has been proposed as a noncytotoxic antineoplastic agent because of its immune system-stimulating activity.

Carcinoid heart disease from ovarian primary presenting with acute pericarditis and biventricular failure. (1/47)

A case is described of a 54 year old woman who had acute pericarditis with large exudative effusion accompanied by severe right and left ventricular failure. The patient was finally diagnosed with carcinoid heart disease from an ovarian carcinoid teratoma. She was treated with octreotide--a somatostatin analogue--followed by radical surgical resection of the neoplasm. At one year follow up only mild carcinoid tricuspid regurgitation remained. Only 16 cases of carcinoid heart disease from an ovarian primary have been described in literature. Moreover clinically manifest acute, nonmetastatic pericarditis and left heart failure are not considered as possible presentations of carcinoid heart disease, whatever the origin. In a recent series a small pericardial effusion was considered an infrequent and unexpected echocardiographic finding in carcinoid heart patients. One case of "carcinoid pericarditis" has previously been described as a consequence of pericardial metastasis. Left sided heart involvement is usually caused by bronchial carcinoids or patency of foramen ovale; both were excluded in the case presented.  (+info)

Balloon pulmonary valvuloplasty in carcinoid syndrome. (2/47)

Half of all patients with carcinoid syndrome develop cardiac involvement. Patients who have cardiac involvement have a significantly worse prognosis than those without, and death can occur directly as a result of cardiac involvement. A case of carcinoid syndrome in a 38 year old woman with lesions in the liver, who presented with right sided valvar abnormalities, a dilated right ventricle, and right ventricular pressure overload, is presented. In order to palliate the patient's symptoms and to decrease right sided pressures before major abdominal surgery, balloon pulmonary valvuloplasty was performed at the time of cardiac catheterisation. This resulted in a reduction in the pulmonary gradient and right ventricular pressure. Following the procedure, the patient's symptoms were completely relieved. She went on to laparotomy where the lesions in the liver were excised without complication.  (+info)

Tricuspid and pulmonary valve involvement in carcinoid disease. (3/47)

We report the case of a 62-year-old woman in whom carcinoid disease had been diagnosed 6 years earlier. She subsequently developed tricuspid and pulmonary valve disease. Both valves were incompetent and mildly stenotic. The tricuspid valve required surgery; the pulmonary vaive was explored but not treated. Valve surgery in patients with carcinoid disease is discussed in light of the prognosis of these patients, the timing of valvular lesion presentation, and the choice of prosthesis. The justification for multiple-valve procedures in such cases is also considered.  (+info)

Perianaesthetic risks and outcomes of abdominal surgery for metastatic carcinoid tumours. (4/47)

Patients with metastatic carcinoid tumours often undergo surgical procedures to reduce the tumour burden and associated debilitating symptoms. These procedures and anaesthesia can precipitate a life-threatening carcinoid crisis. To assess perioperative outcomes, we studied retrospectively the medical records of adult patients from 1983 to 1996 who underwent abdominal surgery for metastatic carcinoid tumours. Preoperative risk factors, intraoperative complications and complications occurring in the 30 days after surgery were recorded. Perioperative complications or death occurred in 15 of 119 patients (12.6%, exact confidence interval 7.2-19.9). None of the 45 patients who received octreotide intraoperatively experienced intraoperative complications compared with eight of the 73 patients (11.0%) who did not receive octreotide (P=0.023). The presence of carcinoid heart disease and high urinary output of 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid preoperatively were statistically significant risk factors for perioperative complications.  (+info)

Surgical management of left-sided carcinoid heart disease. (5/47)

BACKGROUND: Carcinoid involvement of left-sided heart valves has been reported in patients with a patent foramen ovale, carcinoid tumor of the lung, and active carcinoid syndrome with high levels of serotonin. The present study details the clinical features and surgical management of patients with carcinoid heart disease affecting both left- and right-sided valves. METHODS AND RESULTS: Eleven patients (7 men, 4 women) with symptomatic carcinoid heart disease underwent surgery for left- and right-sided valve disease between 1989 and 1999. Mean age was 57+/-9 years, and median preoperative NYHA class was 3. All patients had metastatic carcinoid tumors and were on somatostatin analog. Of 11 patients, 5 (45%) had a patent foramen ovale; 1 of these also had a primary lung carcinoid tumor. Surgery included tricuspid valve replacement in all patients, pulmonary valve replacement in 3 and valvectomy in 7, mitral valve replacement in 6 and repair in 1, aortic valve replacement in 4 and repair in 2, CABG in 2, and patent foramen ovale closure in 5. One myocardial metastatic carcinoid tumor was removed. There were 2 perioperative deaths. At a mean follow-up of 41 months, 4 additional patients were dead. All but 1 surgical survivor initially improved >/=1 functional class. No patient required reoperation. CONCLUSIONS: Carcinoid heart disease may affect left- and right-sided valves and occurred without intracardiac shunting in 55% of this surgical series. Despite metastatic disease that limits longevity, operative survivors had improvement in functional capacity. Cardiac surgery should be considered for select patients with carcinoid heart disease affecting left- and right-sided valves.  (+info)

Carcinoid heart disease: successful tricuspid valve replacement. (6/47)

A woman aged 46 was found to have severe tricuspid valve disease 14 years after the diagnosis of a malignant carcinoid tumour of the ileum and 33 years after the onset of symptoms attributable to the disease. Increasing ascites requiring repeated paracentesis had not responded to chemotherapy including infusion of 5-fluorouracil and vincristine into the coeliac artery. The tricuspid valve was replaced by a Bjork-Shiley prosthesis. After operation there was no recurrence of ascites or oedema. She remains well one year and 11 months later. It is suggested that valve replacement surgery should be considered more often in patients with carcinoid heart disease. Hepatomegaly and ascites sould not be attributed too readily to advancing malignant disease without careful consideration of the role of right-sided valvar lesions in the production of these signs.  (+info)

Cardiovascular abnormalities in patients with a carcinoid syndrome. (7/47)

BACKGROUND: Heart failure is an important reason for morbidity and mortality in patients with carcinoid. Carcinoid heart disease is caused by increased levels of circulating serotonin. Because carcinoids also produce catecholamines, we evaluated cardiovascular manifestations of autonomic dysfunction in patients with a carcinoid syndrome. METHODS: Twenty patients with a midgut carcinoid, who had a carcinoid syndrome with a median duration of 72 months, and markedly elevated urinary 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid (5-HIAA) excretion were studied. RESULTS: Ten patients had no symptoms of heart failure, i.e. New York Heart Association (NYHA) functional class I, 6 had class II, and 4 class III heart failure. Transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) showed right-sided valvular abnormalities in 13 of 19 evaluable patients (mild n=8, severe n=5). Fourteen of the 20 patients (70%) had an elevated concentration of plasma N-terminal atrial natriuretic peptide (N-ANP), which correlated with NYHA class, TTE abnormalities, and increased urinary metanephrine excretion. Heart rate variability (HRV) parameters, in particular those associated with increased sympathetic activity (low frequency power, p=0.002 versus healthy individuals), were impaired but were independent of NYHA class and TTE findings and correlated with urinary metanephrine excretion (r=-0.49, p<0.05). CONCLUSION: In these 20 carcinoid patients with substantial secretory activity of the tumour, overt cardiac morphological changes were present in a minority of patients. However, N-ANP values and HRV profile were markedly abnormal, and related to enhanced urinary excretion of catecholamine and metabolites, suggesting autonomic derangement. These abnormalities possibly herald the development of more severe cardiac dysfunction and may be indicative of the need for preventive drug treatment.  (+info)

Echocardiographic diagnosis in carcinoid heart disease. (8/47)

In this case report the typical echocardiographic features of carcinoid heart disease are presented. Newer treatments such as the use of a somatostatin analogue, interferon and hepatic de-arterialisation have improved the prognosis in patients with carcinoid syndrome. Nevertheless this syndrome portends a poor prognosis in patients with cardiac involvement. Cardiac lesions are mainly located in the right side of the heart. Regurgitation and stenosis of the tricuspid and pulmonary valve, leading to right heart failure, are the most common cardiac manifestations of the disease. Elevated levels of serotonin are probably responsible for the development of these cardiac lesions. Despite treatment resulting in significant reductions of urinary levels of 5-HIAA, regression of the cardiac manifestations in carcinoid syndrome has not been observed. Two-dimensional and Doppler echocardiography are the main tools to establish the diagnosis and severity of carcinoid heart disease. Cardiac surgery for carcinoid heart disease might improve symptoms and longevity, but the scarce data report on early mortality of over 35%.  (+info)

Objective: The development of valvular heart disease in patients with carcinoid syndrome is a significant cause of mortality and morbidity in these patients. We sought to identify potentially modifiable risk factors for development and/or progression of carcinoid heart disease.. Methods: 252 patients with carcinoid syndrome were prospectively followed up with serial echocardiograms at 6 monthly intervals. Clinical characteristics (diarrhoea and flushing), biochemical markers (5-hydroxyindolacetic acid (5-HIAA) and Chromogranin A) and radiological markers (liver metastases size) were measured at the same intervals. An echocardiographic scoring system was applied. Patients were defined as having progression of carcinoid heart disease if the echocardiographic score increased by 25% or more.. Results: After a median follow up of 29 months, 44 patients either developed carcinoid heart disease or had progression of existing valvular dysfunction. At the time of progression of carcinoid heart disease, ...
Introduction & hypothesis: Carcinoid heart disease (CHD) is a complication of carcinoid syndrome. Multiple CHD scoring systems have been developed with little evaluation of their validity, resulting in a lack of consensus over how to most accurately quantify CHD. We tested the hypothesis that there is a single best scoring system for the detection and evaluation of CHD by applying and comparing them in our population of patients with metastatic carcinoid disease attending a specialist neuroendocrine clinic in a university hospital.. Methods: Medline and PubMed databases were searched with the terms carcinoid heart disease, score and scoring system, identifying five scores. CHD was defined by a thickened and regurgitant right-sided valve. Subjects underwent transthoracic echocardiography (GE Vivid Q machine) performed by a single experienced operator. An additional score was calculated, based on right-sided valve anatomy, mobility and function, right atrial size and right ventricular size ...
Carcinoid heart disease is a known complication of carcinoid tumours, and is particularly prevalent in patients who develop carcinoid syndrome. Epidemiology Cardiac lesions are present in approximately 50% of patients with carcinoid syndrome 1....
Carcinoid tumors are rare (2.5 to 5.0 cases per 100,000 of the population per year), slow-growing neuroendocrine malignancies with significant potential to produce hepatic metastases and release excessive amounts of vasoactive amines into the systemic circulation (1). As a consequence, up to 15% of patients may develop carcinoid syndrome, with cutaneous flushing, gastrointestinal hypermotility, and cardiac involvement. Cardiac manifestations, also known as carcinoid heart disease (CaHD), are caused by endocardial deposition of pearly fibrotic plaques (notable for absence of elastic fibers) that generally extend to the right-sided valves, leading to multiple patterns of severe valve dysfunction. Plaque formation causes annular constriction, leaflet thickening, and fusion of the subvalvular apparatus. Marked degeneration of the leaflet architecture leads to severe retraction and noncoaptation of the valve, which remains fixed in a semiopen position (2). In this setting, valve replacement is the ...
Retrospectively, clues to the presence of carcinoid heart disease include thickening of both the tricuspid and pulmonic valve leaflets by echocardiogram, a pressure gradient, albeit small, across the pulmonic valve, the plastering of the septal tricuspid-valve leaflet to the ventricular septum, the total absence of left-sided heart disease, and the presence of extremely low 12-lead QRS electrocardiographic voltage. ...
High tumour burden, delayed diagnosis and history of cardiovascular disease may be associated with carcinoid heart disease Carolina Alves1, Marcell
Carcinoid heart disease occurs in more than 50% of patients with carcinoid tumors.1 Enterochromaffin cell-derived neuroendocrine tumors metastasize to the liver and secrete serotonin, which travels to the right heart causing deposits of fibrous material on valves.1 Left-sided valvular involvement is rare, and it is postulated that serotonin is inactivated in the pulmonary circulation.2,3 The presence of a PFO could lead to left-sided pathology2-4 and was therefore surgically closed in our patient. The fibrous plaque deposition causes valves and tendinous cords to thicken and shorten.4 The thickened valves are often retracted and immobile, resulting in regurgitation and stenosis. TR is most common (97%) followed by tricuspid stenosis (59%), PR (50%), and pulmonary stenosis (25%).2. Others have reported TV involvement in carcinoid heart disease.3,5 We report a classic case of carcinoid heart disease in which both the TV and PV had become retracted and immobile resulting in regurgitation. Although ...
Further diagnostic studies included a liver ultrasound that revealed numerous, rounded hyperechoic lesions throughout both lobes of the liver (Figure 2A). Magnetic resonance imaging of the abdomen showed multiple solid-appearing lesions of spoke-wheel enhancement throughout both lobes of the liver, with the largest one measuring 9.4 × 11.3 × 5.7 cm (Figure 2B). Fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG)-positron emission tomography showed focal FDG accumulation near the ileocecal valve. A 3-cm soft-tissue mass was seen associated with wall thickening at the cecum (Figure 3A). Colonoscopic-assisted biopsy of this mass confirmed the diagnosis of neuroendocrine tumor. A biopsy of the liver lesion confirmed metastatic carcinoid disease (Figure 3B). The laboratory work-up revealed an elevated 24-hour urinary 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid level of 172 mg (reference range: 0-15 mg/24 h) and an elevated chromogranin A level of 94 ng/mL (reference range ≤15 ng/mL).. To read this article in its entirety please visit our ...
serotonin levels for many years and Ed Wolin pointed out that the plasma 5HIAA is a more stable marker. It doesnt fluctuate as much as Serotonin. And its the ...
1.Dr. E. Roberts MRCP: "Assessment of Feasibility and Accuracy of Contrast Myocardial Perfusion Imaging during Pharmacological Stress Echo in Patients with CAD". Defended successfully (2007). Dr. Roberts is currently a Consultant Cardiologist at Glenfield Hospital, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust.. 2. Dr. S. Bhattacharyya MRCP: "Carcinoid Heart Disease: Diagnosis, Investigation, Progression and Management". Viva: 06.09.2011. 3. Dr. M. Al-Barjas MRCP: "Role of NT pro BNP in suspected Heart Failure in the community and hospital settings". Completed, to be submitted .. 4. Dr. G. Lomtatidse: "Atrial natriuretic hormone, renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system and intracardiac haemodynamics in patients with diastolic heart failure due to hypertension". Successfully defended 1990.(Tbilisi.Georgia,Former USSR) ...
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Westby G. Fisher, MD, FACC is a board certified internist, cardiologist, and cardiac electrophysiologist (doctor specializing in heart rhythm disorders) practicing at NorthShore University HealthSystem in Evanston, IL, USA and is a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at University of Chicagos Pritzker School of Medicine. He entered the blog-o-sphere in November, 2005. DISCLAIMER: The opinions expressed in this blog are strictly the those of the author(s) and should not be construed as the opinion(s) or policy(ies) of NorthShore University HealthSystem, nor recommendations for your care or anyone elses. Please seek professional guidance instead ...
Westby G. Fisher, MD, FACC is a board certified internist, cardiologist, and cardiac electrophysiologist (doctor specializing in heart rhythm disorders) practicing at NorthShore University HealthSystem in Evanston, IL, USA and is a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at University of Chicagos Pritzker School of Medicine. He entered the blog-o-sphere in November, 2005. DISCLAIMER: The opinions expressed in this blog are strictly the those of the author(s) and should not be construed as the opinion(s) or policy(ies) of NorthShore University HealthSystem, nor recommendations for your care or anyone elses. Please seek professional guidance instead ...
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Tampa, Florida. We are going to talk about carcinoid disease and diarrhea. We really need to focus closely on this subject. First part of this is about digestion and diarrhea. You know what happens when you put the food in your mouth as it makes its way to your GI tract so we are going to talk about how our intestinal tract works. We process about nine liters of fluid daily and in this picture you can see the little appendage hanging down that is the appendix, but that is where the small intestine and the large intestine join together and that is part of the two feet area that Dr. Kvols discussed where the majority of our gut carcinoids originate.. The small intestines job is to absorb nutrients. That is all that does. We eat the food, it goes into our stomach, it is digested and then the small intestine pulls out all the things that our body needs for metabolic and cellular activity.. Large intestine or your bowel all it does is absorb water. That is its whole job. So this is how diarrhea ...
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A 49-year-old man was admitted to our hospital complaining of a large hepatic tumor with edema in the lower extremities. The patient had suffered from hypertension and bronchial asthma in his twenties and from cutaneous flushing in the face in his thirties. Echocardiography revealed tricuspid valve regurgitation and marked dilatation of the right ventricle. In an exploratory laparotomy, a 15 cm-size hepatic tumor was located in the right lobe with multiple satellite lesions in both lobes of the liver. Peritoneal disseminations were present. The tumor was histologically and immunohistochemically diagnosed to be a carcinoid tumor. The levels of serum serotonin and urinary 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid (5-HIAA) were found to be significantly high. Imaging modalities and intraoperative findings showed no evidence of any tumors elsewhere. These findings led us to the diagnosis of a primary hepatic carcinoid tumor with carcinoid syndrome and carcinoid heart disease. The patient has been treated with ...
We included 603 consecutive patients (325 men; age at diagnosis 63 ± 11 years [mean ± SD]) with histopathologically verified SI-NET, who were diagnosed between 1985 and 2010. Hospital charts were reviewed and were scrutinized for carcinoid heart disease (CHD), flush and/or diarrhea, proliferation by Ki-67 index, mesenteric lymph node metastases (m.lgllm), distant abdominal lymph node metastases (da.lgllm), liver tumor load (LTL), extra-abdominal metastases (EAM), locoregional resective surgery, as well as debulking of LTL, and adverse events after surgery. ...
A carcinoid tumor that secretes serotonin or other chemicals into the bloodstream is the cause of carcinoid syndrome. The gastrointestinal tract, including the appendix, colon and rectum, small intestine, stomach, or in the lungs, are some of the places where carcinoid tumors occur most commonly. Carcinoid tumors may develop in the ovaries in some rare cases. The chemicals that cause carcinoid syndrome are secreted only by a small percent of carcinoid tumors, however, these tumors dont have to be advanced to cause carcinoid syndrome. Usually, before these chemicals have a chance to travel through the body and affect it causing symptoms, the liver degrades and neutralizes them in an effective way. But when an advanced tumor spreads (metastasizes) to the liver itself, the chemicals that are secreted by these metastases wont be degraded as efficiently before they reach the bloodstream. Instead of secreting chemicals directly into the liver where the chemicals are processed and eliminated, the ...
THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: LXRX), a biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering breakthrough treatments for human disease, announced positive, top-line proof-of-concept data from its recently completed Phase 2 study in carcinoid syndrome with LX1032, telotristat etiprate. Carcinoid syndrome is a chronic condition caused by neuroendocrine tumors that usually originate from the gastrointestinal tract. It is characterized by severe diarrhea and flushing episodes with long-term consequences including malnutrition, heart disease, and death. Symptoms of carcinoid syndrome have been linked to excess production of serotonin by metastatic tumor cells. Telotristat etiprate is designed to reduce serotonin production.. "Telotristat etiprate is our third drug candidate to demonstrate proof of concept in patients in Phase 2," said Dr. Arthur T. Sands, Lexicons president and CEO. "Based on the positive results of this U.S. study, as well as ...
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Another name for Carcinoid Tumor is Carcinoid Syndrome. Facts about carcinoid syndrome: * Carcinoid syndrome is a rare condition * There are less than ...
Was just curious....do doctors who perform routine physicals, or what Im really wondering about is physicals for high schools sports, do they usually include cardiac ultrasound in it? I keep hearing about young players dying during practice or games from "previously undiagnosed heart conditions", and it reminds me of when I played high school football and I recall that the physicals we had to go to didnt do ANYTHING other than visual inspection, listening with a stethoscope, etc. Of course, being from an extremely rural town, I suppose its possible that OUR clinic just didnt have the equipment to do this but perhaps in larger cities they do ...
Introduction: Carcinoid tumors are neuroendocrine tumors derived from enterochromaffin or Kulchitsky cells (that secretes serotonin or other chemicals into bloodstream), which are widely distributed in the body, but they are traditionally described as originating from the foregut, midgut, and hindgut. A case of carcinoid syndrome is reported.. Case: A 55-year-old man with medical history of Parkinson disease. Was admitted to internal medicine outpatient clinic for with history of diarrhea, abdominal pain, irregular bowel movements dyspepsia and weight loss, asthenia and anorexia, associated with occasional flushing episodes for 10 months. Physical examination revealed: red facial flush and facial spider-like veins and hepatomegaly.. Laboratory: Complete blood count cells was normal. AST 114 U7L. ALT 118 U/l. Bilirrubin 2.1 mg/dl. GGT 482 U/l. ALP 371 U/l.CA-125 52 U/l. Urinary 5-HIAA: 320 mg/24 h (range,10). Chromogranin A ,1200 ng/ml (range,98 ng/ml). Barium enema, filling defect in ileocecal ...
Eric Nakakura, M.D., Ph.D., a UCSF gastrointestinal cancer surgeon and Emily Bergsland, M.D.. a UCSF gastrointestinal oncologist, recently discussed the treatment of carcinoid syndrome on "Healthy Body, Healthy Mind", a series hosted by Information Television Network (ITV), a PBS content affiliate. Dr. Nakakura is an Associate Professor in the UCSF Department of Surgery and Dr. Bergsland a Professor in the UCSF Department of Medicine.. The ITV episode, which portrays the struggles of Ray Martz with carcinoid syndrome, recounts the situation he initially faced - that his condition was inoperable, that he would be on a liquid diet indefinitely, and that "nothing further could be done". Unwilling to accept that outcome, Mr. Martz sought treatment at UCSF Medical Center in the the GI Oncology Program, a multidisciplinary team of specialists with extensive experience in diagnosing and treating carcinoid syndrome.. Carcinoid syndrome occurs when a carcinoid tumor, a rare cancerous tumor, secretes an ...
Ipsen Receives Positive CHMP Opinion For Approval Of Xermelo (Telotristat Ethyl), For The Treatment Of Carcinoid Syndrome Diarrhea In Patients Inadequately Controlled By Somatostatin Analogue Therapy - read this article along with other careers information, tips and advice on BioSpace
Carcinoid tumors represent an interesting family of tumors that are derived from neuroendocrine cells. With few exceptions, carcinoid tumors comprise a tiny fraction of tumors within any specific organ (11). These tumors were first described by Langhans (12) but were not described in detail until Lubarsch (13) described them in 1888. The name karzinoide was not used until 1907 by Oberndorfer (14), and was chosen to reflect his opinion that these were benign tumors. However, these tumors have a wide range of clinical presentations and diverse outcomes from benign to malignant. In the testis and in other organs, carcinoid tumors may behave aggressively and some investigators (15) have suggested that a designation of "neuroendocrine carcinoma" is more appropriate than "carcinoid tumor"; other investigators disagree with this approach (16).. The histogenesis of testicular carcinoid tumor has been a matter of debate (17). There is a strong rationale for the concept that testicular carcinoid tumor is ...
The first long-lasting, widely used application of diagnostic cardiac ultrasound was the detection of pericardial effusion. Although cardiac ultrasound already had been around for at least 10 years, one can make a strong case that this use of cardiac ultrasound was the real origin of todays practice of echocardiography (echo). This particular application all came about because of an erroneous advertisement.. In 1963, I was in charge of our cardiac catheterization laboratory. From an investigational point of view, I was interested in left ventricular function. I was specifically interested in the status of the left ventricle in patients with mitral stenosis (1). Although the left ventricle was thought to be totally normal with mitral stenosis, we had data indicating that the diastolic function was abnormal. As a result, we were studying the left ventricular pressure volume relationship during diastole at rest and with exercise. There were definite limitations to the techniques we were using. I ...
Carcinoid tumors are rare. In early stage disease they may cause either no or few nonspecific symptoms. Therefore, patients with carcinoid tumors most often present late in the course of their illness when there is already progression to an incurable state as a result of metastatic disease. At present there are neither practical population screening tests nor effective therapies and hence the 5 year survival rate is low. Due to the rareness of sporadic carcinoid tumors, large scale genetic analysis and development of sensitive and specific diagnostic tests have not been successful. While kindreds with familial carcinoid tumors that are not ascribable to known genetic syndromes are exceedingly rare, they provide a unique opportunity to facilitate the identification of the responsible gene mutation. In addition, the mutated gene in the rare familial form may also underlie the origin of the more common sporadic occurrence of carcinoid tumors. We propose to study families in which there are at least ...
Introduction: Carcinoid syndrome (CS) occurs when metastatic carcinoid tumors secrete large amounts of serotonin (5-HT) and other bioactive substances into systemic circulation, causing a variety of symptoms, including GI symptoms such as profound diarrhea. Reduction in 5-HT production by the tumor would be expected to improve symptoms in patients with CS ...
Im not happy with this product at all becuase I dont think that its safe. Theres too many people online screaming about how great 5-htp is but please read this article and try to see things from another angle. I sujest everyone including myself to do a research before taking anything inside the body. It has been shown that excessive 5-HTP can cause heart valve damage much in the same scenario as the naturally occurring carcinoid syndrome. Carcinoid syndrome is a disorder that develops when a tumor releases 5-HTP. The tumor is usually located in the last section of the small intestine but may also be located in the rectum, appendix, lungs or pancreas. Quote: In a 2005 issue of Circulation, Bjorn Gustafsson, M.D., and coauthors reported on research designed to determine if rats given 5-HTP would develop changes like those seen in carcinoid syndrome. Ten rats that received injections of serotonin once a day for three months developed a deficiency of platelets, as well as diarrhea and ...
Carcinoid tumors are neuroendocrine tumors that originate in the digestive tract, lungs, or rare primary sites, such as kidneys or ovaries. The term carcinoid usually implies a well-differentiated histology and is rarely used to describe high-grade o
As mentioned above, the occurrence of this syndrome even when the carcinoid tumors are present is very rare as the excess hormones secreted are eliminated by the liver before they dilate the bloodstream. Only in rare cases (where the liver might have also been affected by the tumor), would a person have the chance to develop this syndrome ...
Using bedside ultrasound imaging and a phased array probe to evaluate cardiac structures and health, the presence of pericardial effusion, and evaluating the left heart chamber size and valves ...
A slow growing type of tumor found in the gastrointestinal system, and sometimes in the lungs or other sites. Carcinoid tumors can spread to the liver where they secrete serotonin or prostaglandins, causing carcinoid syndrome.
Another name for Flushing Syndrome is Carcinoid Syndrome. Notify your doctor if you have carcinoid syndrome and any of the following: * Worsening abdominal ...
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This 2-week curriculum will expose anesthesia residents on their PACU rotation to three applications of point of care ultrasound: 1) Focused cardiac ultrasound (FOCUS); 2) Lung/Pleural ultrasound; 3) Abdominal ultrasound. The exams performed on the PACU rotation will count towards the number of required studies for residency. In addition, it is expected that the skills learned from this curriculum will supported and applied in other clinical settings and in particular on the ICU rotations.. ...
In an environment of continuous quality improvement, the Registered Nurse Cardiac Ultrasound is responsible for rendering professional nursing care and directs and guides patient teaching and activities of ancillary personnel. Exhibits the MHS Standards of Excellence and exercises strict confidentiality at all times ...
An echocardiogram is also known as an echo or cardiac ultrasound. It is a painless test that takes pictures of the heart using sound waves. Test takes about 30 minutes. It is important that you arrive on time for your test. Test results are sent to your doctor for evaluation. Your doctor will share these results with you. ...
Carcinoid tumors are rare cancerous tumors that are difficult to treat but, if detected early enough, can be cured. These tumors usually begin in the lungs or digestive tract lining. Ideally, they...
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The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today approved the oral therapy Xermelo (telotristat ethyl) to be used in combination with somatostatin analog (SSA) therapy for the treatment of adults with carcinoid syndrome diarrhea.. Carcinoid syndrome is a cluster of symptoms that occurs in patients with advanced neuroendocrine tumors (NET) and the related diarrhea results from the overproduction of serotonin by these tumors. In addition to discomfort and inconvenience, uncontrolled diarrhea may lead to unwanted weight loss, malnutrition, dehydration, and electrolyte imbalance.. The syndrome is also characterized by facial flushing, abdominal pain, and fatigue. Xermelo is the first and only approved oral therapy for carcinoid syndrome diarrhea that targets the overproduction of serotonin by NET cells, according to a company statement.. The effectiveness of Xermelo was established in a comparative clinical trial in 90 adult participants with well-differentiated NET and carcinoid syndrome diarrhea. ...
Carcinoid Syndrome Symptoms: flushing, diarrhea, heart valvular lesions, cramping, telangiectasia, peripheral edema, wheezing, cyanosis, arthritis, and pellagra. Find more information about Carcinoid Syndrome symptoms here.
5-HIAA (5-Hydroxyindoleacetic acid) is the major urinary metabolite of serotonin, an ubiquitous bioactive amine. Serotonin, and consequently 5-HIAA, are produced in excess by most carcinoid tumors, especially those producing the carcinoid syndrome. Quantification of urinary 5-HIAA is therefore intended to test for carcinoid ...
5-HIAA (5-Hydroxyindoleacetic acid) is the major urinary metabolite of serotonin, an ubiquitous bioactive amine. Serotonin, and consequently 5-HIAA, are produced in excess by most carcinoid tumors, especially those producing the carcinoid syndrome. Quantification of urinary 5-HIAA is therefore intended to test for carcinoid ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Review of new techniques in echocardiography and magnetic resonance imaging as applied to patients with congenital heart disease. AU - Sahn, David. AU - Vick, G. W.. PY - 2001. Y1 - 2001. N2 - The technology for both ultrasound and MRI is evolving rapidly. Cardiac ultrasound in the next few years will partition examinations between those examinations which are real time three dimensional based and performed on high end systems, and the vast majority of what we presently do in two dimensional echo which will be done with hand held or desk top systems. We have spent extra efforts in this review to detail in more depth the major advances in MRI for cardiology since the readership of this supplement is likely be less familiar with those. The speed and resolution of MRI now makes it competitive for cardiac imaging in some ways superior. The issue for cardiologists and echocardiographers is the training in basic MRI physics and applications that will qualify them to participate ...
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Carcinoid tumors are rare, slow growing tumors that are formed by the endocrine cells in the mucosal lining of organs, such as the stomach and intestine. These tumors are small neuroendocrine tumors, typically of the gastrointestinal tract, that secrete serotonin, a naturally occurring neurochemical that is usually associated with sleep and memory functions.
When I was diagnosed 20 years ago (age 22) with carcinoid, it was very difficult to find doctors that were aware of it and how the best to treat it. I was also told that it was very slow growning and only had a soft ball size mass in my left lung. Surgery was performed and all was good for 12 months, then during a routine appointment it was discovered it was in my liver, from there I had it move to my stomach, thyroid and a regrowth in my left lung. Ive went through many surgeries and chemo. 20 years later Im fairly healthy with the minimal issues related to having so many surgeries. This can be beat, I would strongly suggest going to a major hospital that specialies in this type of cancer. I wish you well on our journey. ...
The malignant carcinoid syndrome of episodic flushing and diarrhea occurs in association with carcinoid tumors and an elevated urinary level of the serotonin metabolite, 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid (5-HIAA) (1). Treatment is often directed specifically at diminishing the tumor bulk and includes surgical resection, hepatic artery occlusion, or chemotherapy. Cyproheptadine, a serotonin and histamine antagonist, is often useful in palliating symptoms of the carcinoid syndrome but is not considered to have specific antitumor activity (2). We used cyproheptadine to treat a patient with the carcinoid syndrome. The patient had both symptomatic improvement and an objective partial remission, documented by a fall in ...
ICD-10 CODES AND NARRATIVES C25.4 Malignant neoplasm of endocrine pancreas C7A.00 Malignant carcinoid tumor of unspecified site C7A.010 Malignant carcinoid tumor of the duodenum C7A.011 Malignant carcinoid tumor of the jejunum C7A.012 Malignant carcinoid tumor of the ileum C7A.019 Malignant carcinoid tumor of the small intestine, unspecified portion C7A.020 Malignant carcinoid tumor of the appendix C7A.021 Malignant carcinoid tumor of the cecum C7A.022 Malignant carcinoid tumor of the ascending colon C7A.023 Malignant carcinoid tumor of the transverse colon C7A.024 Malignant carcinoid tumor of the descending colon C7A.025 Malignant carcinoid tumor of the sigmoid colon C7A.026 Malignant carcinoid tumor of the rectum C7A.029 Malignant carcinoid tumor of the large intestine, unspecified portion C7A.090 Malignant carcinoid tumor of the bronchus and lung C7A.091 Malignant carcinoid tumor of the thymus C7A.092 Malignant carcinoid tumor of the stomach C7A.094 Malignant carcinoid tumor of the foregut, ...
The study population will consist of patients with advanced (metastatic or unresectable) neuroendocrine tumors with suboptimally controlled carcinoid syndrome. While the majority of patients will have primary tumors of the ileocecum (midgut), any serotonin-producing neuroendocrine tumors will be eligible (including pancreatic, lung and unknown primary).. All patients will be followed for adverse events and serious adverse events for 28 days following the last dose of above-label octreotide, or until resolution or stabilization of the event, whichever comes first. ...
The carcinoids are a neuroendocrine group of tumors, arising from Kulchitsky cells. They can arise from along the gastrointestinal tract or the bronchial mucosa. The tumor can Release serotonin may produce carcinoid syndrome (flushing, diarrhea, and wheezing). Carcinoid was defined in 1907 by Oberndorfer but is now more relevantly named as the neuroendocrine tumor [2]. The origin of neuroendocrine tumors of the mediastinum is either from thymus or from the ectopic neuroectodermal tissue. Rosai and Higa are credited with the first description of such tumors in the thymic region [5]. There is the marginal relevance of the precise distinction between thymic and mediastinal carcinoids [6]. However, few cases of posterior mediastinal carcinoid tumor reported so far have been attributed to ectopic thymic tissue [7]. Clinically, patients may be asymptomatic or may present with symptoms of compression of the mediastinal structures [7]. As but our patient present with dry a cough and dyspnea since six ...
Inhibition of mTOR signaling using the rapalog everolimus is an FDA-approved targeted therapy for patients with lung and gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (NET). However, patients eventually progress on treatment, highlighting the need for additional therapies. We focused on pancreatic NETs (pNET) and reasoned that treatment of these tumors upon progression on rapalog therapy, with an mTOR kinase inhibitor (mTORKi), such as CC-223, could overcome a number of resistance mechanisms in tumors and delay cardiac carcinoid disease. We performed preclinical studies using human pNET cells in vitro and injected them subcutaneously or orthotopically to determine tumor progression and cardiac function in mice treated with either rapamycin alone or switched to CC-223 upon progression. Detailed signaling and RNA sequencing analyses were performed on tumors that were sensitive or progressed on mTOR treatment. Approximately 57% of mice bearing pNET tumors that progressed on rapalog therapy showed a ...
Immunohistochemical studies showed that the tumor cells were reactive for chromogranin (Fig. 2b), TTF1, cytokeratin (CK)7, synaptophysin, neuron-specific enolase, focally positive for CD56 (Fig. 2c) and negative for S100 protein and CK20 (Fig. 2d).. Based on the patients history and scalp biopsy, a final diagnosis of skin metastasis of pulmonary atypical carcinoid tumor was made.. Cutaneous metastases (CM) occur in 0.7-9% of all patients with internal malignancies and metastatic tumor from carcinoid tumors represent an even smaller subset. Although visceral metastases of carcinoid tumors are common, CM are rare, and most CM are of bronchial origin.[1-3]. Cutaneous metastases tend to occur on the upper extremities, but can be found anywhere in the skin. CM are often painful and the pain is secondary to perineural invasion or to the release of vasoactive substances and peptide hormones, such as kallikrein and serotonin by carcinoid cells.[1-3] In our patient, we have assumed that the pain was ...
(Lexicon) is a biopharmaceutical company. It engages in the discovery and development of breakthrough treatments for human diseases such as diabetes and carcinoid syndrome. The companys pipeline products include LX4211, for the treatment of type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus; LX1032, for the treatment of carcinoid syndrome; LX1033, for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome; LX2931, for the treatment of autoimmune disease; and LX7101, which is under evaluation for the treatment for glaucoma. The company applies its proprietary gene knockout technology for discovery of physiological and behavioural functions of almost 5,000 genes in mice. It has validated about 100 drug targets and created a clinical pipeline by means of its Genome5000 program. Lexicon is headquartered in Texas, the US.
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Many risk factors may increase your chance of developing gastrointestinal carcinoid tumors. This guide will help you learn about possible causes of gastrointestinal carcinoid tumors.
An ovarian neoplasm characterized by the presence of aberrant thyroid tissue and a carcinoid tumor. A minority of patients develop symptoms of functioning thyroid tissue. The neuroendocrine carcinoid cells infiltrate the aberrant thyroid tissue and progressively replace the follicular lining cells.
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Add to calendar09/12/19990:00 09/12/1999 Europe/Paris Prof A. De Maria - San Diego, USA "One of the most important venues for research and education in echocardiography". "EuroEcho will continue to be one of the most important venues for research and education in echocardiography for the foreseeable future. Medical meetings provide the opportunity for direct interaction, for question and answer, for debate, and for informal discussions that the medical literature cannot provide. In addition, there is the opportunity for social interactions and camaraderie at medical meetings so that friends who see each other infrequently can catch up. EuroEcho will continue to provide a superb venue for such interactions, and so will be a critically important meeting for those with an interest in cardiac imaging, especially echocardiography. It will be a beacon into the future of cardiac ultrasound, and will thereby provide a pathway to the future for those working in the field.". Lecture nominee at EuroEcho ...
Devin Manlove has been registered in cardiac ultrasound (Registered Cardiac Sonographer) since 1993 and vascular ultrasound (Registered Vascular Specialist) since 1996. After receiving his initial training at the Institute for Cardiovascular Technology in 1992, he attended the Vascular Preceptorship Program at the College of Medicine in Burlington, Vermont. He also received a Bachelor of Science degree in Echocardiography from the Oregon Institute of Technology. Devin has been employed with Cesar Nahas MD PA since 2006.. Experience:. ...
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Origin and general involvement and presentation Carcinoid tumors are derived from primitive stem cells in the gut wall but can be seen in other organs, including the lungs, mediastinum, thymus, liver, pancreas, bronchus, ovaries, prostate, and kidneys. In children, most tumors occur in the appendix and are benign and asymptomatic.
For gastrointestinal carcinoid tumors that have not spread to distant sites, surgery is usually the primary or first treatment. Learn about other treatment options here.
Materials and methods: We performed a phase II trial of axitinib 5 mg BID in patients with advanced low to intermediate grade carcinoid tumors. Prior antiangiogenic therapy with a dedicated VEGF pathway inhibitor was not permitted. The primary endpoints were PFS and 1-year PFS ...
The angiographic findings of five small intestinal and two colonie carcinoids are described and illustrated, together with a review of the pertinent literature. It is pointed out that the...
Expression of UBR7 (C14orf130) in cancer tissue. The cancer tissue page shows antibody staining of the protein in 20 different cancers.
Expression of CDC27 (ANAPC3, APC3, D0S1430E, D17S978E, NUC2) in cancer tissue. The cancer tissue page shows antibody staining of the protein in 20 different cancers.
Gastrointestinal carcinoid tumor treatment often includes resection of the primary tumor and local lymph nodes. Other treatment options include somatostatin analogs, interferons, treatment of hepatic masses, radionuclides, and symptomatic therapy. Get detailed information in this clinician summary.
Background: In the phase 3 RADIANT-2 study, everolimus plus octreotide long-acting repeatable (LAR) showed improvement of 5.1 months in median progression-free survival versus placebo plus octreotide LAR among patients with advanced neuroendocrine tumors associated with carcinoid syndrome. The progression-free survival P-value was marginally above the pre-specified threshold for statistical significance. Here, we report final overall survival (OS) and key safety update from RADIANT-2.. Patients and methods: The RADIANT-2 trial compared everolimus (10 mg/day, orally; n = 216) versus placebo (n = 213), both in conjunction with octreotide LAR (30 mg, intramuscularly, every 28 days). Patients, unblinded at the time of progression or after end of double-blind core phase following primary analysis, were offered open-label everolimus with octreotide LAR (open-label phase). In the open-label phase, patients had similar safety and efficacy assessments as those in the core phase. For OS, hazard ratios ...
What are Carcinoid Tumors?. The neuroendocrine system is made up of cells that "connect" the nervous system and the endocrine system. Neuroendocrine cells release hormones (sometimes called peptides) into the circulatory system in response to a stimulus received from the nervous system. These specialized cells are scattered throughout the organs in the body and are the cells that give rise to neuroendocrine tumors.. Neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) include both carcinoid tumors and pancreatic endocrine tumors (PETs). Carcinoid tumors represent the largest number of neuroendocrine tumors and pose a significant challenge to the clinician because they produce a unique clinical syndrome. Consequently, their diagnosis is difficult and often delayed. The clinician requires a high index of suspicion and confirmation with biochemical tests in order to establish their diagnosis. Because the majority of neuroendocrine tumors of the pancreas and carcinoid tumors that involve the wall of the gut have similar ...
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TY - JOUR. T1 - Treatment of duodenal carcinoid by strip biopsy. AU - Perng, Chin Lin. AU - Lin, Hwai Jeng. AU - Wang, Kun. AU - Lai, Chiung Ru. AU - Lee, Shou Dong. PY - 1995. Y1 - 1995. N2 - In a 70-year-old man with diarrhea and weight loss, upper gastrointestinal endoscopy showed a 0.4-cm nodular lesion at the anterior duodenal bulb with a fissure at the tip of the lesion. The histologic diagnosis of the biopsied specimen revealed a duodenal carcinoid confined to the submucosa. We used strip biopsy to resect the lesion. After resection, diarrhea subsided and weight was increased. Strip biopsy may be a safe and effective choice for management of a duodenal carcinoid if it is AB - In a 70-year-old man with diarrhea and weight loss, upper gastrointestinal endoscopy showed a 0.4-cm nodular lesion at the anterior duodenal bulb with a fissure at the tip of the lesion. The histologic diagnosis of the biopsied specimen revealed a duodenal carcinoid confined to the submucosa. We used strip biopsy to ...
Study population. The study population consisted of patients with histologically confirmed metastatic carcinoid tumor. Other neuroendocrine neoplasms were excluded. Prior therapies, including chemotherapy, immunotherapy, somatostatin analogues, hepatic artery embolization, radiofrequency ablation, and cryoablation, were allowed provided measurable disease remained. Further eligibility criteria included performance status of ≤2 on the Zubrod scale, absolute granulocyte count ,1,500/mm3, hemoglobin ,8 g/dL, platelet count ,100,000/mm3, serum bilirubin ,1.5 times the upper limit of the laboratory normal, serum creatinine ≤1.5 mg/dL, and aspartate aminotransferase and alanine aminotransferase ≤2.5 times the upper limit of the laboratory reference range. Patients with clinically apparent brain metastases and pregnant or lactating women were excluded. Concurrent use of octreotide was allowed.. This study was approved by the Institutional Review Board of M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. All patients ...
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Gastrointestinal carcinoid, also called carcinoid tumor, is the most common primary tumor of the small bowel and appendix. Gastrointestinal carcinoid accounts for more than 95% of all carcinoids.
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INTRODUCTION: The use of focused cardiac ultrasound (FoCUS) in a prehospital setting is recommended. Pocket ultrasound devices (PUDs) appear to be well suited to prehospital FoCUS. The main aim of our study was to evaluate the interpretability of echocardiography performed in a prehospital setting using a PUD based on the experience of the emergency physician (EP). METHODS: This was a monocentric prospective observational study. We defined experienced emergency physicians (EEPs) and novice emergency physicians (NEPs) as echocardiographers if they had performed 50 echocardiographies since their initial university training (theoretical training and at least 25 echocardiographies performed with a mentor ...
Introduction: Sudden cardiac death (SCD) in the young is rare and should always lead to suspicion of a genetic cardiac disorder. We describe a family, in which the proband was a girl deceased by sudden cardiac death in the playground at thirteen years of age. The index-patient had short stature, cleft palate but no previous cardiac symptoms. We found an uncommon cause of cardiomyopathy, due to a congenital disorder of glycosylation (CDG), previously described to cause a variable range of usually mild symptoms, and not previously found to cause SCD as the first symptom of the condition. Methods: The index patient underwent postmortem genetic testing/molecular autopsy for genes known to cause SCD, without a detection of causative agent, why two siblings of similar phenotype as the deceased sister underwent clinical-exome genetic sequencing (next generation sequencing). All first-degree relatives underwent clinical examination including cardiac ultrasound, Holzer-ECG, exercise stress test and ...
Medical Images Integration for Multi-media European Databases Interconnection and Common Access (MediMedia) is only able to succeed if the standardisation issue is properly addressed. The second objective of the MediMedia consortium therefore consists in the launch of an observatory of standards for medical imaging that will interact with standardisation bodies through periodic reports on the implementation of these standards. In a next stage, the multi-modal images have to be integrated into the patient record. This requires the smooth interoperability between systems that host images from various sources.. The consortium consists of companies, hospitals and universities from seven European countries. The members have built extensive experience in several imaging procedures and modalities in former projects such as Cardiassist for cardiac ultrasound, Gaster for digestive endoscopy, Medframe and Target for radiology, Iaeva and Eurorad for radiology and pathology, and Igos for pelvic surgery and ...
FDA recently approved three novel drugs: one to treat frequent urination at night, one to treat carcinoid syndrome diarrhea in cancer patients, and one for dust mite allergies. Here are the details on the three new treatments. ...
FDA recently approved three novel drugs: one to treat frequent urination at night, one to treat carcinoid syndrome diarrhea in cancer patients, and one for dust mite allergies. Here are the details on the three new treatments. ...
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Carcinoid heart disease was identified in 1952, and carcinoid fibrosis in 1961. Neuroendocrine tumors were sometimes called ... Carcinoid Tumor Overview. healthcommunities.com Kvols LK. 2002. Carcinoid Tumors and the Carcinoid Syndrome: What's New in the ... The Carcinoid Cancer Foundation: Carcinoid Symposium 2002) carcinoid.org Benson AB, Myerson RJ, and Sasson AR. Pancreatic, ... In malignant carcinoid tumors with carcinoid syndrome, the median survival has improved from two years to more than eight years ...
"Percutaneous closure of a patent foramen ovale in left-sided carcinoid heart disease". Nat Clin Pract Cardiovasc Med. 4 (8): ... Clinical investigation topics include congestive heart failure, Raynaud's disease and mitral valve disease. Extramural honors ... Heart Rhythm Society, International Society for Adult Congenital Heart Disease, Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and ... December 2008). "ACC/AHA 2008 guidelines for the management of adults with congenital heart disease: a report of the American ...
... malignant carcinoid syndrome MeSH C04.557.465.625.650.200.500.205 --- carcinoid heart disease MeSH C04.557.465.625.650.240 --- ... malignant carcinoid syndrome MeSH C04.557.470.200.025.200.500.205 --- carcinoid heart disease MeSH C04.557.470.200.025.215 --- ... malignant carcinoid syndrome MeSH C04.557.580.625.650.200.500.205 --- carcinoid heart disease MeSH C04.557.580.625.650.240 --- ... hodgkin disease MeSH C04.557.386.390 --- immunoproliferative small intestinal disease MeSH C04.557.386.480 --- lymphoma, non- ...
Percutaneous closure of a patent foramen ovale in left-sided carcinoid heart disease. Nat Clin Pract Cardiovasc Med. 2007 Aug;4 ... Congenital Heart Disease in Comprehensive Pediatric Hospital Medicine. Zaoutis LB, Chiang VW. 2007. ISBN 0-323-03004-1 Partial ... Barry A. Love M.D. is a cardiologist specializing in pediatric and congenital heart problems. Love is currently Director of the ... doi:10.1016/S0022 PMID 14666015 Katie Charles (January 20, 2011). "Congenital heart problems can be spotted even before birth ...
Pulmonary hypertension Infective endocarditis Rheumatic heart disease Connective tissue disease Carcinoid syndrome Congestive ... Chaturvedi, Rajiv R; Redington, Andrew N (2007-07-01). "Pulmonary regurgitation in congenital heart disease". Heart. 93 (7): ... CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link) "Pulmonary Valve Disease. About Pulmonary valve disease , Patient". Patient. ... "pulmonary Valve disease". Patient.info. EMIS Group. Retrieved 29 August 2015. Alpert, Joseph (2012). Cardiology and the Primary ...
Chronic lung disease Pulmonary thromboembolism Myocardial disease RV ischemia Left to right shunt Carcinoid heart disease In ... a valvular heart disease also called tricuspid regurgitation (TR), refers to the failure of the heart's tricuspid valve to ... However, the murmur may be inaudible indicating the relatively low pressures in the right side of the heart. A third heart ... "Management of tricuspid regurgitation in congenital heart disease: Is survival better with valve repair?". Journal of Thoracic ...
Valvular Heart Disease. Springer Science & Business Media. p. 266. ISBN 9781597454117. "Pulmonary Valve Disease. About ... it may also be due to a malignant carcinoid tumor. Both stenosis of the pulmonary artery and pulmonary valve stenosis are forms ... "Congenital heart disease - Types - NHS Choices". www.nhs.uk. Retrieved 2015-11-18. Ren, XM; et al. (2014-12-23), "Pulmonic ... "Congenital heart disease - Treatment - NHS Choices". www.nhs.uk. Retrieved 2015-11-18. "Balloon dilatation of pulmonary valve ...
2004 Jun;32(3):170-5. Carcinoid heart disease. Clinical and echocardiographic spectrum in 74 patients. Pellikka PA, Tajik AJ, ... Valvular heart disease resulting from rheumatic fever is referred to as "rheumatic heart disease". Damage to the heart valves ... Aortic and mitral valve disease are termed left heart diseases. Diseases of these valves are more prevalent than disease of the ... Pulmonary and tricuspid valve diseases are right heart diseases. Pulmonary valve diseases are the least common heart valve ...
Fox DJ, Khattar RS (2004). "Carcinoid heart disease: presentation, diagnosis, and management". Heart. 90: 1224-8. doi:10.1136/ ... Carcinoid tumors are also found in the lungs. Metastasis of carcinoid can lead to carcinoid syndrome. This is due to the over- ... Carcinoid tumors of the midgut (jejunum, ileum, appendix, and cecum) are associated with carcinoid syndrome. Carcinoid tumors ... and right-sided cardiac valve disease. It is estimated that less than 6% of carcinoid patients will develop carcinoid syndrome ...
"Carcinoid heart disease: presentation, diagnosis, and management". Heart. 90: 1224-8. doi:10.1136/hrt.2004.040329. PMC 1768473 ... Carcinoid tumors are also found in the lungs.. Other sites / metastases[edit]. Metastasis of carcinoid can lead to carcinoid ... and right-sided cardiac valve disease. It is estimated that less than 6% of carcinoid patients will develop carcinoid syndrome ... Goblet cell carcinoid[edit]. Main article: Goblet cell carcinoid. This is considered to be a hybrid between an exocrine and ...
"Valvular heart disease and the use of dopamine agonists for Parkinson's disease". The New England Journal of Medicine. 356 (1 ... Certain diseases such as gastrointestinal carcinoid tumors of the mid-gut, which sometimes release large amounts of 5- ... Hopkins PN, Polukoff GI (June 2003). "Risk of valvular heart disease associated with use of fenfluramine". BMC Cardiovascular ... Gourdie RG, Dimmeler S, Kohl P (2016). "Novel therapeutic strategies targeting fibroblasts and fibrosis in heart disease". Nat ...
... and heart disease. Quantitation of urinary 5-HIAA is the best test for carcinoid, but scrupulous care must be taken that ... Midgut carcinoids are most apt to produce the carcinoid syndrome with 5-HIAA elevation. Patients with renal disease may have ... 5-HIAA may be normal with nonmetastatic carcinoid tumor and may be normal even with the carcinoid syndrome, particularly in ... Such patients include those with celiac disease, tropical sprue, Whipple disease, stasis syndrome, and cystic fibrosis. It is ...
... there may be a significant risk of heart valve disease from serotonin's effect on the heart. It has been suggested that 5-HTP ... This might cause a false positive test in tests looking for carcinoid syndrome. Due to the conversion of 5-HTP into serotonin ... "Serotonin mechanisms in heart valve disease II: the 5-HT2 receptor and its signaling pathway in aortic valve interstitial cells ... "Long-term serotonin administration induces heart valve disease in rats". Circulation. 111 (12): 1517-22. doi:10.1161/01.CIR. ...
Chapter 1: Diseases of the Cardiovascular system > Section: Valvular Heart Disease in: Elizabeth D Agabegi; Agabegi, Steven S ... Other rare causes include mitral annular calcification, endomyocardial fibroelastosis, malignant carcinoid syndrome, systemic ... Mitral stenosis is a valvular heart disease characterized by the narrowing of the orifice of the mitral valve of the heart. ... of mitral stenosis are due to disease in the heart secondary to rheumatic fever and the consequent rheumatic heart disease. ...
... carcinoid disease, or prior right ventricular infarction. Holosystolic (pansystolic) Mitral regurgitation or MR No ... Systolic heart murmurs are heart murmurs heard during systole.[1][2][3] ... It can be heard best over the apex of the heart, usually preceded by clicks. The most common cause of mitral valve prolapse is ... "Techniques - Heart Sounds & Murmurs Exam - Physical Diagnosis Skills - University of Washington School of Medicine". Retrieved ...
This disease typically involves the aortic and mitral valves. After reports of valvular heart disease and pulmonary ... It had already been known for decades that two of the major side-effects of the carcinoid syndrome, in which excessive ... Hutcheson, J. D.; Setola, V.; Roth, B. L.; Merryman, W. D. (2011). "Serotonin receptors and heart valve disease-It was meant 2B ... As of 1997, the FDA was continuing to receive reports of valvular heart disease in persons who had taken these drugs. ...
Disease progression is difficult to ascertain because the disease can metastasize anywhere in the body and can be too small to ... This results in a heart with normal rhythm and contractility, but reduced preload and end-diastolic volume. "TIPS" is an ... Carcinoid syndrome is a paraneoplastic syndrome comprising the signs and symptoms that occur secondary to carcinoid tumors. The ... Play media The carcinoid syndrome occurs in approximately 5% of carcinoid tumors and becomes manifest when vasoactive ...
The drug is in decreasing use, as it was reported in 2003 to be associated with a form of heart disease called cardiac fibrosis ... including serotonin itself when elevated in the blood in carcinoid syndrome. Pergolide can rarely cause Raynaud's phenomenon. ... for human use after several published studies revealed a link between the drug and increased rates of valvular heart disease. ... In January, 2007, cabergoline (Dostinex) was reported also to be associated with valvular proliferation heart damage. In March ...
... caffeine consumption carbon monoxide poisoning carcinoid tumor chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), especially ... abrupt cessation of physical exertion (resulting in heart output in excess of current muscular need for blood flow) abdominal ... Flushing is also a cardinal symptom of carcinoid syndrome-the syndrome that results from hormones (often serotonin or histamine ...
As the disease progresses, a mixed pattern of obstruction and restriction may develop. In general the obstructive lung disease ... Upon surgical resection, histologically the nodules are found to be typical carcinoids or carcinoid tumorlets depending on size ... Pathology and Genetics of Tumours of the Lung, Pleura, Thymus and Heart. Lyon, France: IARC Press. Wirstschafter, E; Walts, A; ... The morbidity associated with DIPNECH is due to the associated obstructive lung disease. The lung disease tends to be slowly ...
... without hypothermia Olfactory Associated with systemic medical problems Parkinson's disease Fibromyalgia Congestive heart ... carcinoid tumors (resulting in carcinoid syndrome), and tumors within the thoracic cavity. Certain endocrine conditions are ... James, William; Berger, Timothy; Elston, Dirk (2006). Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: Clinical Dermatology (10th ed.). Saunders ... decrease in heart rate both at rest and during exercise, resulting in decreased exercise tolerance. Percutaneous sympathectomy ...
Benign carcinoid tumors of the small intestine (209.5) Benign carcinoid tumors of the appendix, large intestine, and rectum ( ... heart, and mediastinum (165) Malignant neoplasm of other and ill-defined sites within the respiratory system and intrathoracic ... Letterer-Siwe disease (202.6) Malignant mast cell tumors (202.7) Peripheral T-cell lymphoma (202.8) Other lymphomas (202.9) ... Malignant carcinoid tumors of the small intestine (209.1) Malignant carcinoid tumors of the appendix, large intestine, and ...
Stage IV disease requires addition of cisplatin-based chemotherapy in addition to those in stage II and III. For those with ... It contains the heart, esophagus, trachea, thymus, and aorta. The mediastinum has three main parts: the anterior mediastinum ( ... Tonofibrils seen under electron microscopy can differentiate thymoma from other tumors such as carcinoid, Hodgkin's, and ... disease; (2) Teratoma and cyst. Many signs and symptoms of a mediastinal tumor do not distinguish between these two principal ...
This can occur as a result of alcoholism, long term diarrhea, carcinoid syndrome, Hartnup disease, and a number of medications ... weakened heart) Eventually dementia J. Frostig and Tom Spies (acc. to Cleary and Cleary) described more specific psychological ... Pellagra is a disease caused by a lack of the vitamin niacin (vitamin B3). Symptoms include inflamed skin, diarrhea, dementia, ...
Although FA's usually occur as nodules or masses, they can sometimes present as a multifocal disease. The details of the ... A case of combined small cell lung carcinoma featuring components of FA and cells resembling those from carcinoid tumor has ... 2004). Pathology and Genetics of Tumours of the Lung, Pleura, Thymus and Heart (PDF). World Health Organization Classification ... "Pathology and Genetics of Tumours of the Lung, Pleura, Thymus and Heart". World Health Organization Classification of Tumours ...
... two to four times the risk of cardiovascular disease, including ischemic heart disease and stroke; a 20-fold increase in lower ... Diseases of the endocrine system (ICD-10 Chapter IV: Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases - Endocrine diseases, E00- ... Hyperosmolar hyperglycemic state, diabetic ketoacidosis, heart disease, strokes, diabetic retinopathy, kidney failure, ... ischemic heart disease, and ischemic stroke events: systematic review and dose-response meta-analysis for the Global Burden of ...
Introduction & hypothesis: Carcinoid heart disease (CHD) is a complication of carcinoid syndrome. Multiple CHD scoring systems ... Abstract 11805: Which Echocardiographic Scoring System for Carcinoid Heart Disease?. Rebecca Dobson, Daniel J Cuthbertson, ... Abstract 11805: Which Echocardiographic Scoring System for Carcinoid Heart Disease?. Rebecca Dobson, Daniel J Cuthbertson and ... Abstract 11805: Which Echocardiographic Scoring System for Carcinoid Heart Disease?. Rebecca Dobson, Daniel J Cuthbertson and ...
Abstract 14519: A Prospective Study of Risk Factors for the Development and Progression of Carcinoid Heart Disease. Sanjeev ... At the time of progression of carcinoid heart disease, compared to the previous 6 months, there was a significant increase in ... Results: After a median follow up of 29 months, 44 patients either developed carcinoid heart disease or had progression of ... Objective: The development of valvular heart disease in patients with carcinoid syndrome is a significant cause of mortality ...
Epidemiology Cardiac lesions are present in approximately 50% of patients with carcinoid syndrome 1.... ... and is particularly prevalent in patients who develop carcinoid syndrome. ... Carcinoid heart disease is a known complication of carcinoid tumours, ... Carcinoid heart disease is a known complication of carcinoid tumours, and is particularly prevalent in patients who develop ...
... delayed diagnosis and history of cardiovascular disease may be associated with carcinoid heart disease Carolina Alves1, Marcell ... resulting in right-sided heart failure. This fibrotic heart valvular condition is called carcinoid heart disease (CHD). The ... High tumour burden, delayed diagnosis and history of cardiovascular disease may be associated with carcinoid heart disease. ... Background: Patients with carcinoid syndrome (CS) may present carcinoid heart disease (CHD) but prognostic factors are not ...
Carcinoid Heart Disease Message Subject (Your Name) has forwarded a page to you from JACC: Journal of the American College of ... 2012) Carcinoid heart disease: outcomes after surgical valve replacement. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 41:1278-1283. ... 2015) Early and late outcomes of surgical treatment in carcinoid heart disease. J Am Coll Cardiol 66:2189-2196. ... 2011) Outcomes, risks and complications of cardiac surgery for carcinoid heart disease. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 40:168-172. ...
Primary Hepatic Carcinoid Tumor Presenting Carcinoid Syndrome and Carcinoid Heart Disease. ファイル. 記述. サイズ. フォーマット. ... Primary Hepatic Carcinoid Tumor Presenting Carcinoid Syndrome and Carcinoid Heart Disease. 著者: Susumu, Seiya / Matsuo, ... These findings led us to the diagnosis of a primary hepatic carcinoid tumor with carcinoid syndrome and carcinoid heart disease ... The tumor was histologically and immunohistochemically diagnosed to be a carcinoid tumor. The levels of serum serotonin and ...
Retrospectively, clues to the presence of carcinoid heart disease include thickening of both the tricuspid and pulmonic valve ... the total absence of left-sided heart disease, and the presence of extremely low 12-lead QRS electrocardiographic voltage. ... In isolated right sided heart failure dont forget carcinoid heart disease P { margin-bottom: 0.08in; }A:link { }. From a case ...
Metastatic Carcinoid Disease Presenting Solely as High-Output Heart Failure Annals of Internal Medicine; 120 (1): 45-46 ... The malignant carcinoid syndrome of episodic flushing and diarrhea occurs in association with carcinoid tumors and an elevated ... Partial Remission of Carcinoid Tumor in Response to Cyproheptadine Stuart P. Leitner, MD; Paul Greenberg, MD; Linda A. Danieu, ... The Management of Patients with Advanced Carcinoid Tumors and Islet Cell Carcinomas Annals of Internal Medicine; 120 (4): 302- ...
Carcinoid heart disease: Carcinoid heart disease may develop in people with carcinoid syndrome. Making it difficult for heart ... Heart failure may eventually result from carcinoid heart disease. The patient may be recommended medications for his/her heart ... The only treatment to correct carcinoid heart disease is the surgical repair of damaged heart valves. ... Shortness of breath and fatigue during physical activity are the signs and symptoms of carcinoid heart disease. ...
Medical therapy of carcinoid heart disease is limited to symptom control and palliation. Valve surgery for carcinoid heart ... Carcinoid heart disease occurs in more than 50% of these patients and is the initial presentation of carcinoid syndrome in up ... that most commonly arise in the gastrointestinal tract can lead to carcinoid syndrome and carcinoid heart disease. Patients ... Carcinoid heart disease has characteristic findings of plaque-like deposits composed of smooth muscle cells, myofibroblasts, ...
Carcinoid Heart Disease with Left-Sided Lesions. W. SCHWEIZER, F. GLOOR, R. V. BERTRAB, U. C. DUBACH ... A case of carcinoid heart disease investigated during life and after death is described. ... 2017 American Heart Association, Inc. All rights reserved. Unauthorized use prohibited. The American Heart Association is a ... Our mission is to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. That single purpose drives all we do. The ...
Carcinoid syndrome: Clinical evaluation & surgical management. Take Quiz. Gastrointestinal neuroendocrine tumors & carcinoid ... USPSTF recommendations: Screening for celiac disease in asymptomatic persons. Take Quiz. Testing for H. pylori infection. Take ... Carcinoid heart disease & carcinoid crisis. Take Quiz. Carcinoid syndrome biomarkers. Take Quiz. ...
... Abstract #1586 Introduction: Carcinoid heart disease (CHD) develops in patients with ... Keywords: carcinoid heart disease, tissue doppler imaging, carcinoid syndrome, metastatic carcinoid disease, echocardiography ... 356 Activin A in Carcinoid Heart Disease: A Possible Role in Diagnosis and Pathogenesis. Introduction: Carcinoid heart disease ... Keywords: carcinoid disease, chromogranin A, Neurokinin A, N-Terminal Barin Naturetic Peptide, carcinoid heart disease, ...
The hospital has the largest valvular heart disease and carcinoid heart disease clinic in Europe which in conjunction with the ... The valvular heart disease and carcinoid heart disease unit is led by Dr Joseph Davar. ... Carcinoid heart disease (CHD) develops in patients with specific types of cancerous neuroendocrine tumours, known as carcinoid ... Dr Joseph Davar said: "Carcinoid heart disease is a complex pathology which leads to significant deterioration of outlook if ...
Keywords: carcinoid heart disease, tissue doppler imaging, carcinoid syndrome, metastatic carcinoid disease, echocardiography ... 356 Activin A in Carcinoid Heart Disease: A Possible Role in Diagnosis and Pathogenesis. Introduction: Carcinoid heart disease ... Keywords: carcinoid disease, chromogranin A, Neurokinin A, N-Terminal Barin Naturetic Peptide, carcinoid heart disease, ... Introduction: Carcinoid heart disease (CHD) affects up to 15-70% of patients with carcinoid disease. Recent ENETS guidelines ...
Keywords: carcinoid heart disease, tissue doppler imaging, carcinoid syndrome, metastatic carcinoid disease, echocardiography ... 356 Activin A in Carcinoid Heart Disease: A Possible Role in Diagnosis and Pathogenesis. Introduction: Carcinoid heart disease ... Keywords: carcinoid disease, chromogranin A, Neurokinin A, N-Terminal Barin Naturetic Peptide, carcinoid heart disease, ... Introduction: Carcinoid heart disease (CHD) affects up to 15-70% of patients with carcinoid disease. Recent ENETS guidelines ...
Carcinoid heart disease, caused by primary ovarian carcinoid tumour, is a rare form of valvular heart disease. This form of ... The carcinoid syndrome is rare but it is associated with carcinoid heart disease in more than a half of the cases. Carcinoid ... Carcinoid Syndrome and Carcinoid Heart Disease as Manifestations of Non-Metastatic Ovarian Neuroendocrine Tumour.. *Authors: ... We present the case of a 61-year-old woman with right-sided heart failure, secondary to carcinoid heart disease caused by a ...
Carcinoid Heart Disease, Carcinoid Syndrome symptoms, and Carcinoid Syndrome diagnosis. Find Carcinoid Syndrome Downloads here ... Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Carcinoid Disease. Download suggested questions to ask your doctor (PDF 70 KB) if youve ... Enroll in CarcinoidLink to stay connected and get access to new resources about carcinoid syndrome. ... been newly diagnosed with carcinoid syndrome, plus a form to keep track of your symptoms and treatment. You will need Adobe® ...
Carcinoid heart disease; the importance of a multidisciplinary heart team. Hart E. A., Meijer R. C., Tesselaar M., Tuinenburg A ... Carcinoid heart disease:A guide for screening and timing of surgical intervention Hart E. A., Meijs T. A., Meijer R. C.A., ... Added Value of Interactive 3-D Stereo Vision Echocardiography in the Heart Valve Team:A Post Hoc Analysis for Optimal Decision ... Dreijerink K. M., Tesselaar M.E., Groot C. A. Uyl-de, Valk G. D., Chamuleau S. A.J. 2017, In: Netherlands Heart Journal. 25 , p ...
... reduces right heart failure and improves prognosis. The surgical literature is limited concerning technical aspects of valve ... Tricuspid and pulmonary valve replacement in patients with carcinoid heart disease (CaHD) ... Tricuspid and pulmonary valve replacement in patients with carcinoid heart disease (CaHD) reduces right heart failure and ...
Carcinoid heart disease, a rare complication of carcinoid syndrome, may itself have a great impact on life expectancy of ... Carcinoid szívbetegség , Carcinoid heart disease. Orvosi Hetilap, 154 (14). pp. 546-550. ISSN 0030-6002 ... The authors present a case history of a patients with carcinoid heart disease and they review the symptoms, diagnosis and ... A carcinoid szindróma ritka szövődménye a carcinoid szívbetegség, ami önmagában lényegesen befolyásolja a carcinoid tumoros ...
Somatostatin Receptor PET/CT Features of Carcinoid Heart Disease. Arora, Saurabh; Passah, Averilicia; Damle, Nishikant A.; More ... Clinical, Dopaminergic, and Metabolic Correlations in Parkinson Disease: A Dual-Tracer PET Study. Liu, Feng-Tao; Ge, Jing-Jie; ... This months Editors favorite is Clinical, Dopaminergic, and Metabolic Correlations in Parkinson Disease A Dual-Tracer PET ... Clinical, Dopaminergic, and Metabolic Correlations in Parkinson Disease: A Dual-Tracer PET Study ...
Curious Case of Wheezing: Carcinoid Heart Disease. July 5, 2017 Comments Off ... Transthoracic echocardiography confirmed the clinical suspicion of carcinoid heart disease. Echocardiography revealed thickened ... a presumptive diagnosis of carcinoid heart disease was entertained. ... American Journal of Medicine, internal medicine, medicine, health, healthy lifestyles, cancer, heart disease, drugs h1, h2, h3 ...
Malignant carcinoid syndrome is the constellation of symptoms typically exhibited by patients with metastases from carcinoid ... Carcinoid heart disease associated with primary ovarian carcinoid tumor. Am J Cardiol. 2004 May 15. 93(10):1314-5. [Medline]. ... Primary ovarian carcinoid heart disease curatively treated with a two-stage procedure. Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2007 Oct. 55(7): ... Prognosis of carcinoid heart disease: analysis of 200 cases over two decades. Circulation. 2005 Nov 22. 112(21):3320-7. [ ...
"Carcinoid heart disease: presentation, diagnosis, and management". Heart. 90: 1224-8. doi:10.1136/hrt.2004.040329. PMC 1768473 ... Carcinoid tumors are also found in the lungs.. Other sites / metastases[edit]. Metastasis of carcinoid can lead to carcinoid ... and right-sided cardiac valve disease. It is estimated that less than 6% of carcinoid patients will develop carcinoid syndrome ... Goblet cell carcinoid[edit]. Main article: Goblet cell carcinoid. This is considered to be a hybrid between an exocrine and ...
  • Ordinarily, vasoactive neuroendocrine substances (serotonin, bradykinin, histamine, prostaglandin, etc.) produced from carcinoid tumours that enter the bloodstream are inactivated by the liver 2,3 . (radiopaedia.org)
  • The release of vasoactive substances produced by these tumours at the systemic circulation is associated with fibrotic complications, such as endocardial deposition of fibrotic plaques generally in the right-sided valve heart and retroperitoneal fibrosis [ 2 , 3 ]. (ecancer.org)
  • Furthermore, in the presence of an intracardiac right-to-left shunt (e.g. patent foramen ovale ) or a primary bronchial carcinoid tumour , left-sided disease can also occur, although this occurs in fewer than 10% of all affected patients 2,3 . (radiopaedia.org)
  • The fibrotic deposition in right-sided valves may lead to stenosis, chronic fibrotic degeneration that results in regurgitation and increased fluid pressure of the right atrium and ultimately, of the right ventricle, resulting in right-sided heart failure. (ecancer.org)
  • If carcinoid heart disease is suspected, cross-sectional imaging should also be performed in order to detect the primary carcinoid tumour . (radiopaedia.org)
  • CHD was frequent among patients with CS, significantly associated with high liver tumour burden, and likely linked to the history of cardiovascular disease and longer time of CS. (ecancer.org)
  • Plain chest radiograph is most commonly unremarkable unless there is significant right-heart dysfunction 1,3 . (radiopaedia.org)
  • Pharmacological and nonpharmacological treatments for right heart dysfunction, such as salt and water restrictions, diuretics and digitalis drugs, are used as symptomatic strategies. (ecancer.org)
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