Carcinoid Syndrome

Common Name(s)

Carcinoid Syndrome

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NET Patient Foundation

The Charity’s objects (“the Objects”) are: 1. to advance the education of the general public (including relevant medical and scientific communities) in all areas relating to NETs. 2. to promote the physical and mental health of those affected by NETs through the provision of support, advice and education to patients, their carers and family members.

Last Updated: 9 Nov 2014

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Following organizations serve the condition "Carcinoid Syndrome" for support, advocacy or research.

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NET Patient Foundation

The Charity’s objects (“the Objects”) are: 1. to advance the education of the general public (including relevant medical and scientific communities) in all areas relating to NETs. 2. to promote the physical and mental health of those affected by NETs through the provision of support, advice and education to patients, their carers and family members.

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Last Updated: 9 Nov 2014

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Scientific Literature

Articles from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Carcinoid Syndrome" returned 112 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Severe Cushing's syndrome related to a small pulmonary carcinoid with widespread dissemination.
 

Author(s): Filippo Lococo, Aurelio Negro, Francesca Zanelli, Riccardo Valli, Angelina Filice, Cristian Rapicetta, Massimiliano Paci

Journal: Intern. Med.. 2015 ;54(5):477-80.

 

Cushing's syndrome (CS) is characterized by the overproduction of cortisol that may result in significant morbidity and mortality if left untreated. CS is very rarely caused by ectopic adrenocorticotropic hormone production from several tumors, although pulmonary neuroendocrine tumors ...

Last Updated: 11 Mar 2015

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[Tricuspid and pulmonary valve involvement in carcinoid syndrome. Report of two cases].
 

Author(s): Alejandro Paredes, Martín Valdebenito, Luigi Gabrielli, Pablo Castro, Ricardo Zalaquett

Journal: Rev Med Chil. 2014 May;142(5):662-6.

 

Carcinoid is a rare neuroendocrine tumor typically arising in the gastrointestinal tract that can cause heart valve involvement. We report two patients with carcinoid syndrome and tricuspid/pulmonary valve lesions. A 33-year-old male presenting with fatigue and weight loss: A tumor ...

Last Updated: 27 Nov 2014

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Telotristat etiprate, a novel serotonin synthesis inhibitor, in patients with carcinoid syndrome and diarrhea not adequately controlled by octreotide.
 

Author(s): Matthew H Kulke, Thomas O'Dorisio, Alexandria Phan, Emily Bergsland, Linda Law, Phillip Banks, Joel Freiman, Kenny Frazier, Jessica Jackson, James C Yao, Larry Kvols, Pablo Lapuerta, Brian Zambrowicz, Douglas Fleming, Arthur Sands

Journal: Endocr. Relat. Cancer. 2014 Oct;21(5):705-14.

 

Serotonin produced by neuroendocrine tumors is believed to be a principal cause of the diarrhea in carcinoid syndrome. We assessed the safety and efficacy of telotristat etiprate, an oral serotonin synthesis inhibitor, in patients with diarrhea associated with carcinoid syndrome. ...

Last Updated: 12 Aug 2014

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The terms "Carcinoid Syndrome" returned 10 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

In patients with carcinoid syndrome undergoing valve replacement: will a biological valve have acceptable durability?
 

Author(s): Nigel Mabvuure, Alex Cumberworth, Sandip Hindocha

Journal: Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2012 Sep;15(3):467-71.

 

A best evidence topic in cardiac surgery was written according to a structured protocol. The question addressed was 'In patients with carcinoid syndrome undergoing valve replacement, will a biological valve have acceptable durability?' Altogether, more than 130 papers were found using ...

Last Updated: 21 Aug 2012

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The endocrine tumor summit 2008: appraising therapeutic approaches for acromegaly and carcinoid syndrome.
 

Author(s): Anne Klibanski, Shlomo Melmed, David R Clemmons, Annamaria Colao, Regina S Cunningham, Mark E Molitch, Aaron I Vinik, Daphne T Adelman, Karen J P Liebert

Journal: Pituitary. 2010 Sep;13(3):266-86.

 

The Endocrine Tumor Summit convened in December 2008 to address 6 statements prepared by panel members that reflect important questions in the treatment of acromegaly and carcinoid syndrome. Data pertinent to each of the statements were identified through review of pertinent literature ...

Last Updated: 2 Aug 2010

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Carcinoid syndrome: diagnosis and medical management.
 

Author(s): Aart J van der Lely, Wouter W de Herder

Journal: Arq Bras Endocrinol Metabol. 2005 Oct;49(5):850-60.

 

Gastro-intestinal carcinoids are slow growing tumors arising from enterochromaffin or Kulchitsky cells. Their clinical presentation depends on what combination of bioactive substances is secreted. Midgut carcinoid can present with the carcinoid syndrome in the presence of liver metastases. ...

Last Updated: 30 Jan 2006

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Telotristat Etiprate - Expanded Treatment for Patients With Carcinoid Syndrome Symptoms
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Carcinoid Syndrome

 

Last Updated: 11 Jun 2015

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Regorafenib in Treating Patients With Advanced or Metastatic Neuroendocrine Tumors
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Gastrinoma; Glucagonoma; Insulinoma; Metastatic Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumor; Pancreatic Polypeptide Tumor; Pulmonary Carcinoid Tumor; Recurrent Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumor; Recurrent Islet Cell Carcinoma; Somatostatinoma

 

Last Updated: 25 Mar 2015

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Radiolabeled Octreotide in Treating Children With Advanced or Refractory Solid Tumors
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Brain and Central Nervous System Tumors; Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumor; Islet Cell Tumor; Neuroblastoma; Pheochromocytoma; Sarcoma; Unspecified Childhood Solid Tumor, Protocol Specific

 

Last Updated: 1 Feb 2011

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