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  Malignant - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In medicine, malignant is a clinical term that is used to describe a clinical course that progresses rapidly to death.
Malignant transformation is a synonym for progression to malignancy.
Although malignant transformation may occur because of changes within the cell, it can be induced by inorganic toxic substances such as cadmium or arsenite and organics such as tobacco-specific nitrosamines.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Malignancy   (226 words)

 s000522e - Myositis and Malignancy
Dermatomyositis and polymyositis: preceded the ovarian malignancy in nine patients, were concomitant with it in four, and succeeded the ovarian disease in: one.
The frequencies of malignant: neoplasms occurring prior to or concurrent with initial RDU admission were compared, using case-control methods, with: age- and sex-matched control groups with a diagnosis of any non-PM/DM rheumatic disease (rheumatic disease: controls) or osteoarthritis, fibrositis, or fracture (noninflammatory musculoskeletal controls).
In a cohort analysis, the: incidence of malignant neoplasm subsequent to initial RDU admission in patients with PM/DM was compared with the: expected incidence in the Canadian population.
www.emory.edu /WHSCL/grady/amreport/litsrch99/s000522e.html   (2840 words)

Several established mammographic criteria of malignancy are known, including the presence of a mass lesion with spiculated or irregular margins, architectural...
MM is the second most common hematologic malignancy and although the disease is predominantly a cancer among older individuals (the average age of onset is 65...
Pancreatic cancer is a malignancy associated with the tissues of the pancreas.
health.cancer-help.org /news/Malignancy.html   (2877 words)

 Hematological malignancy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Although hematological malignancies are a form of cancer, they aregenerally treated by specialists in hematology, although in many hospitals oncology specialists also manage these diseases.
Hematological malignancies are the types cancer that affect blood, bone marrow and lymph nodes.
As the three are intimately connected through the immune system, a disease affecting one of the three will often affect the othersas well: although lymphoma is technically a lymph node disease, it often spreads to the bone marrow,affecting the blood and occasionally producing a paraprotein.
www.therfcc.org /hematological-malignancy-8713.html   (323 words)

 Malignancy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
The Effects of LSD on Chromosomes, Genetic Mutation, Fetal Development and Malignancy Article by Stanislav Grof on LSD and the body at the chromosomal level.
Haematological Malignancy Diagnostic Service The diagnosis of leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and related blood disorders by cellular and molecular investigation.
HIV and AIDS Malignancy Branch Conducts translational research on HIV infection and AIDS-related malignancies.
www.serebella.com /encyclopedia/article-Malignancy.html   (220 words)

 Signs and symptoms of malignant parotid tumours
The aim of this study, therefore, was to examine the signs and symptoms of malignant parotid tumours at initial presentation with a view to quantifying their importance so as to allow for a more effective clinical evaluation of the risk of malignancy.
As malignant parotid tumours often are not diagnosed until they have been removed and assessed histologically, any parotid region mass may eventually turn out to be a malignant tumour.
Malignant tumours of the parotid: a study of 76 patients.
www.rcsed.ac.uk /journal/vol46%5F2/4620005.htm   (2396 words)

 Malignancy and Rheumatic Disease
Approximately 15% of hospitalized patients with a malignancy have a paraneoplastic syndrome.
Malignancy is among the underlying causes of secondary HPO.
Oncogene activation is important in malignancy as well as in the normal differentiation of stimulated B cells, T cells, and peripheral blood mononuclear cells.
www.moffitt.usf.edu /pubs/ccj/v4n3/article5.html   (3547 words)

 Postgraduate Medicine: Cutaneous manifestations of malignancy
Patients who have dermatomyositis appear to be at risk for internal malignancy; the prevalence of malignancy in dermatomyositis has ranged from 3% to 60% in various series (9).
In the malignant form of the condition, cutaneous lesions are activated by the tumor and often regress with excision of or therapy for the underlying malignancy.
Clinically, patients with malignant acanthosis nigricans are likely to be middle-aged and not obese and to have cutaneous manifestations that develop abruptly.
www.postgradmed.com /issues/2004/01_04/federman.htm   (2822 words)

 MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Malignancy
The term malignancy refers to cancerous cells that usually have the ability to spread, invade, and destroy tissue.
Malignant cells tend to have fast, uncontrolled growth.
Malignant cells that are resistant to treatment may return after being removed or destroyed.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/ency/article/002253.htm   (215 words)

 CHEST: Linkage analysis of malignancy-associated sarcoidosis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
That sarcoidosis is more attended by malignancy than expected by chance has been in dispute since the seminal article by Brincker and Wilbek[1] in which they found an excess of lung cancer and lymphoma-associated cases when crossmatching a national respiratory sarcoidosis registry comprising 2,561 subjects against a malignancy registry compiled by the Danish national government.
An excess of malignancy was observed in the group with sarcoidosis: 22 of 43 (51%) had died of malignancy (90%; confidence interval [CI], 38.5 to 63.5) vs "slightly less than 40%" of the entire autopsied population.
Fourth, misclassification in either direction--ie, sarcoidosis as malignancy or malignancy as sarcoidosis--is highly problematic in sarcoidosis, a disorder lacking a sensitive and specific diagnostic marker, particularly in the setting of lymphohematogenous neoplasia, which can both mimic and be mimicked by sarcoidosis.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0984/is_n3_v107/ai_16741286   (1182 words)

 News - Malignancy Risks Higher In Patients With Severe Psoriasis
Patients with severe psoriasis are at increased risk of developing a malignancy, especially non-melanoma skin cancers and lymphoma.
They compared the risk of malignancy for individuals with psoriasis of varying severity with patients who had severe eczema, those who had had organ transplants and hypertension patients placed in a reference group.
They also estimated the malignancy risk in organ transplant patients "to obtain a benchmark for rates that are likely to be associated with the use of immunosuppressive medications, many of which are used or might be used in the future to treat psoriasis."
www.docguide.com /news/content.nsf/news/8525697700573E1885256A700053D349?OpenDocument&c=&count=10&id=5DEFF411BE8D48A88525691F00415256&abd=yes   (557 words)

Malignancy is a Yonkers, NY based death/grind band founded by Danny Nelson Javier Velez in February of 1992.
Malignancy also released all of their demos on CD in the spring of 2001.It contains the 93 demo "Eaten Out From Within", 97 demo "Ignorance Is Bliss" and 98 promo CD material.
Malignancy has helped me see some of the World, that in itself is awesome.
www.brutalism.com /malign.html   (1910 words)

 Peritoneal Surface Malignancy - Clinical Results
Patients with a large volume of malignant ascites are frequently encountered as a cancerous process moves toward its terminal phase.
This may be caused by breast cancer, gastric cancer, mucinous malignancies of the colon or appendix, and primary peritoneal surface cancers.
The mechanism of action of intraperitoneal chemotherapy on large-volume malignant ascites is destruction of surface cancer.
www.surgicaloncology.com /psmreslt.htm   (2018 words)

 Solitary Pulmonary Nodule Calculator
The main objective of Bayesian analysis is to use all of the clinical and radiographic characteristics to derive a quantitative estimate of the probability that a SPN is malignant.
The prior odds of malignancy can be subjectively estimated or based on the prevalence of malignancy in your patient population with solitary pulmonary nodules.
Determining the likelihood of malignancy in solitary pulmonary nodules with Bayesian analysis.
www.chestx-ray.com /SPN/SPNProb.html   (793 words)

 Celiac.com Celiac Disease: (Malignancy and Mortality in People with Celiac Disease: Population Based Cohort Study) ...
The researchers found that 134 (2.8%) of those with celiac disease had at least one malignancy, and 237 (5.0%) had died.
The researchers conclude that there is a modest increase in the rates of malignancy and mortality during the first year following a diagnosis of celiac disease.
After one year, however, most of that increase quickly diminishes to a level that is only slightly higher than that of the normal population, presumably due to the effects of a gluten-free diet.
www.celiac.com /st_prod.html?p_prodid=1015&p_catid=&p_print=y   (200 words)

Malignancy (then going by the name Carcinogen) wrote a few songs but they were missing something important...
Malignancy's style of writing dramatically changed over the years with the many line-up changes.
The split was released in January of 2002 on Shindy with the Malignancy side called “Frailty of the Human Condition”.
www.malignancy.com /Bandinformation.cfm   (927 words)

The association of malignancy and age was direct, meaning that the increase in age was associated with a greater likelihood of malignancy (P=0.004).
The increased probability of malignancy with hard nodes in elderly patients can be explained by the fact that malignancy increases with age, and the chance for a hard node to be malignant is higher in elderly than in young patients.
When assessing the validity of such a clinical prediction of nodal malignancy, it was found that a specificity of 74% was detected at a cut-off value of probability of 0.40, a finding that results in 26% of cases doing an unnecessary biopsy, based on these clinical criteria.
www.kfshrc.edu.sa /annals/186/98-072.html   (2213 words)

 The MSDS HyperGlossary: Malignancy
A malignancy refers to a cell or tumor that is growing in an uncontrolled fashion and is threatening to life (in other words, cancer).
Malignancies have a tendency to metastasize (spread to other parts of the body) easily, making the treatment difficult and resulting in poor chances for survival.
Malignant cancers are ultimately fatal in the vast majority of cases.
www.ilpi.com /msds/ref/malignant.html   (358 words)

 CHEST: Likelihood of malignancy in a solitary pulmonary nodule: comparison of Bayesian analysis and results of FDG-PET ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
The most important radiographic characteristics in a solitary pulmonary nodule found to be associated with malignancy are the thickness of the cavity wall, a spicular or type 4 nodule edge, and a nodule diameter over 3 cm.[4] Using Bayesian,analysis, the probability of malignancy in a given nodule can be easily calculated.
Utilizing data in the literature,[2] the probability of malignancy for each nodule in our study was calculated based on the patient's age, history of smoking, history of previous malignancy, size and edge of the nodule, and presence or absence of calcification.
Utilizing a Bayesian approach and data in the literature,[2] the probability of malignancy for each nodule in our study was calculated using the standard criteria, based on the patient's age, history of smoking, history of previous malignancy, size and edge of the nodule;, and presence and absence of calcification.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0984/is_n2_v112/ai_19731458   (1193 words)

 Ovarian Masses - how to tell if they are malignant
Malignancy of the ovary cannot be diagnosed with any certainty by ultrasound.
Malignancy of the ovary definitely is higher in older women and lower in frequency in the younger ages.
In other words, if a cutoff of RMI=300 is used to predict whether there may be a malignancy present, if the RMI is 300 or over, 3 out of 4 times an ovarian malignancy will be present.
www.wdxcyber.com /ncanc08.htm   (946 words)

 Role of Abdominal Sonography in Excluding Abdominal Malignancy in the Initial Workup of Patients with Abdominal ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
An abdominal malignancy was defined as a primary tumor or metastasis
In 17 of 22 patients with an abdominal malignancy, a mass was
contributed to the diagnosis of an abdominal malignancy.
www.ajronline.org /cgi/content/full/177/1/47   (3292 words)

 Second malignancy after Hodgkin disease treated with radiation therapy with or without chemotherapy: long-term risks ...
Table 7 shows the RR and AR of second malignancy according to whether or not staging laparotomy was performed.
The excess risks of second malignancy by radiation field size, with or without chemotherapy, are summarized in Table 9.
The risk of second malignant tumors and its consequences for the overall survival of Hodgkin's disease patients and for the choice of their treatment at presentation: analysis of a series of 1524 cases consecutively treated at the Florence University Hospital.
www.bloodjournal.org /cgi/content/full/100/6/1989   (5989 words)

 Malignancy and mortality in people with coeliac disease: population based cohort study -- West et al. 329 (7468): 716 ...
Malignancy and mortality in people with coeliac disease: population based cohort study -- West et al.
Malignancy and mortality in people with coeliac disease: population based cohort study
diagnosis, the hazard ratio for malignancy was 1.10 (0.87 to
bmj.bmjjournals.com /cgi/content/abridged/329/7468/716   (1807 words)

 June Issue.indd
Fine needle aspiration biopsy was specifically diagnostic of squamous carcinoma in 33 cases; the exact type of malignant cell could not be determined in the other four (three metastatic from poorly differentiated nasopharyngeal squamous carcinoma, one metastatic from parotid squamous carcinoma) because the cells were too poorly differentiated.
Excluding the six cases with inadequate samples, therefore, FNAB was considered not to be suspicious for malignancy in 75% of cases of reactive or inflammatory swellings, and inconclusive in 25%.
Most malignant neck lumps which were incorrectly diagnosed by FNAB in the present study were cystic, and 25% of cystic lateral neck lumps not considered to be suspicious for malignancy turned out to be malignant.
www.rcsed.ac.uk /journal/svol2%5F3/2030005.html   (2900 words)

 HDCN: Review of abstract by Johnston et al. Actuarial survival and associated malignancy in membranous ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
The risk of cardiovascular disease and malignancy is considered to be high in patients with membranous nephropathy.
Patients with malignancy were older at the time of biopsy (62 years).
In 10 cases (36%) the malignancy was recorded as present at the time of biopsy.
www.hdcn.com /a6/6edtjohn.htm   (224 words)

 SPN in patients with extrapulmonary malignancy
A frequent problem is a SPN in a patient with a history of a previous malignancy.
In patients with prior malignancy, intuitively the odds that the lesion is a metastasis increases.
The likelihood that a patient with a SPN has a malignancy (either primary or metastatic) is 4.26:1 similar to the 4.95:1 ratio derived from the data of Cahan.
www.chestx-ray.com /SPN/SPNExtraPulm.html   (383 words)

Studies performed over the last two decades have demonstrated an increased incidence of malignancy in primary immunodeficiency diseases; however, it has also become clear that the concept of immune surveillance cannot be fully accepted on the evidence from these studies.
The types of malignancy that occur as a complication of some immunodeficiency diseases are similar to those that may complicate some autoimmune diseases, particularly connective tissue diseases.
The authors conclude that an increased tendency for malignant changes to occur, rather than a decreased capacity to eliminate malignant cells through immunologic surveillance mechanisms, seems to be the most likely mechanism of oncogenesis in patients with immunodeficiency disease or autoimmune disease; support is presented for this conclusion.
www.aegis.com /aidsline/1986/jul/M8670309.html   (408 words)

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