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Melanoma: HELP
Articles by Sunanda V. Kane
Based on 2 articles published since 2008

Between 2008 and 2019, Sunanda V. Kane wrote the following 2 articles about Melanoma.
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1 Guideline ACG Clinical Guideline: Preventive Care in Inflammatory Bowel Disease. 2017

Farraye, Francis A / Melmed, Gil Y / Lichtenstein, Gary R / Kane, Sunanda V. ·Section of Gastroenterology, Boston Medical Center, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. · Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA. · Division of Gastroenterology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. · Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA. ·Am J Gastroenterol · Pubmed #28071656.

ABSTRACT: Recent data suggest that inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients do not receive preventive services at the same rate as general medical patients. Patients with IBD often consider their gastroenterologist to be the primary provider of care. To improve the care delivered to IBD patients, health maintenance issues need to be co-managed by both the gastroenterologist and primary care team. Gastroenterologists need to explicitly inform the primary care provider of the unique needs of the IBD patient, especially those on immunomodulators and biologics or being considered for such therapy. In particular, documentation of up to date vaccinations are crucial as IBD patients are often treated with long-term immune-suppressive therapies and may be at increased risk for infections, many of which are preventable with vaccinations. Health maintenance issues addressed in this guideline include identification, safety and appropriate timing of vaccinations, screening for osteoporosis, cervical cancer, melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer as well as identification of depression and anxiety and smoking cessation. To accomplish these health maintenance goals, coordination between the primary care provider, gastroenterology team and other specialists is necessary.

2 Review Inflammatory bowel disease is associated with an increased risk of melanoma: a systematic review and meta-analysis. 2014

Singh, Siddharth / Nagpal, Sajan Jiv Singh / Murad, Mohammad H / Yadav, Siddhant / Kane, Sunanda V / Pardi, Darrell S / Talwalkar, Jayant A / Loftus, Edward V. ·Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota. · Department of Preventive Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota. · Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota. Electronic address: loftus.edward@mayo.edu. ·Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol · Pubmed #23644389.

ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND & AIMS: Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) has been associated with an increased risk of nonmelanoma skin cancer, particularly among patients treated with thiopurines. It is unclear whether IBD affects risk for melanoma. We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of cohort studies to determine the risk of melanoma in patients with IBD. METHODS: We conducted a systematic search of bibliographic databases through March 2013. Cohort studies reporting incident melanoma after IBD diagnosis and an estimate of incidence rate ratio or standardized incidence rate were included in the analysis. Pooled relative risk (RR) estimates with 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were calculated using the random-effects model. RESULTS: Our analysis included 12 studies, comprising a total of 172,837 patients with IBD; 179 cases of melanoma were reported from 1940 to 2009. The pooled crude incidence rate of melanoma in patients with IBD was 27.5 cases/100,000 person-years (95% CI, 19.9-37.0). Overall, IBD was associated with a 37% increase in risk of melanoma (12 studies: RR, 1.37; 95% CI, 1.10-1.70). The risk was increased among patients with Crohn's disease (7 studies: RR, 1.80; 95% CI, 1.17-2.75) and ulcerative colitis (7 studies: RR, 1.23; 95% CI, 1.01-1.50). The risk of melanoma was higher in studies performed before introduction of biologic therapies (before 1998) (8 studies: RR, 1.52; 95% CI, 1.02-2.25) but not in studies performed after 1998 (2 studies: RR, 1.08; 95% CI, 0.59-1.96). CONCLUSIONS: Based on a meta-analysis, IBD has been associated with an increased risk of melanoma, independent of the use of biologic therapy. Patients diagnosed with IBD should be counseled on their risk for melanoma.