Neuromuscular complications of cancer and cancer treatments Journal Article

Author: Custodio, C. M.
Article Title: Neuromuscular complications of cancer and cancer treatments
Abstract: Death rates related to cancer have steadily decreased over the past few decades, and as a result, the number of survivors has exponentially increased. Increasingly, more and more secondary complications caused by cancer and its treatments are being recognized. Neuromuscular complications related to the underlying cancer itself, or caused by associated treatments, such as chemotherapy and radiation therapy, are common but are likely underreported. While neurologic involvement can occur in both the central and peripheral nervous systems at any level, this article focuses on the effects of cancer on the peripheral nervous system. © 2008 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Keywords: cancer chemotherapy; cancer surgery; thalidomide; review; cisplatin; doxorubicin; fluorouracil; multimodality cancer therapy; antineoplastic agents; capecitabine; paclitaxel; cancer patient; cancer radiotherapy; pancreas cancer; cytarabine; neoplasm; neoplasms; carboplatin; melanoma; bortezomib; infection; multiple myeloma; ovary cancer; breast cancer; etoposide; neuropathy; lung cancer; vincristine; hematopoietic stem cell transplantation; oncology; bladder cancer; vinblastine; cancer survivor; docetaxel; prostate cancer; postoperative complications; chronic disease; hematologic malignancy; colon cancer; diabetes mellitus; lymphoma; radiation injuries; medical specialist; stomach cancer; thyroid cancer; acute lymphocytic leukemia; kidney cancer; corticosteroid; navelbine; oxaliplatin; eaton lambert syndrome; myasthenia gravis; paraneoplastic syndrome; stiff man syndrome; testis cancer; hand foot syndrome; chondrosarcoma; metabolic disorder; peripheral nervous system diseases; immunosuppressive agent; spine metastasis; peripheral nervous system; cerebrovascular accident; meningeal metastasis; neuromuscular disease; disability; immunocompromised patient; brachial plexus injury; myopathy; plasma cell dyscrasia; radiculopathy; cholinesterase inhibitor; 3,4 diaminopyridine; mononeuropathy; motor neuron disease; myokymia; physical medicine; plexopathy; polyneuropathy; sensorimotor polyneuropathy; sensory neuronopathy; vasculitic neuropathy; neuromuscular diseases
Journal Title: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America
Volume: 19
Issue: 1
ISSN: 1047-9651
Publisher: Elsevier Inc.  
Date Published: 2008-02-01
Start Page: 27
End Page: 45
Language: English
DOI: 10.1016/j.pmr.2007.10.001
PUBMED: 18194748
PROVIDER: scopus
Notes: --- - "Cited By (since 1996): 3" - "Export Date: 17 November 2011" - "CODEN: PMRAF" - "Source: Scopus"
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