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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534148/levothyroxine-monotherapy-versus-levothyroxine-and-selenium-combination-therapy-in-chronic-lymphocytic-thyroiditis
#1
L Yu, L Zhou, E Xu, Y Bi, X Hu, X Pei, G Jin
PURPOSE: New strategies are needed for prevention and treatment of chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis (CLT). This study aimed to assess whether combination of levothyroxine treatment and selenium (Se) supplementation results in improved therapeutic effects in CLT compared with levothyroxine monotherapy. METHODS: An open-label, randomized controlled study was performed in 60 CLT patients assigned to two groups. Levothyroxine group (LT) patients (n = 24) received levothyroxine alone for 3 months; meanwhile, the combination (LTSS) group (n = 36) was administered levothyroxine with selenium yeast capsule...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534147/hypothyroidism-in-hospitalized-elderly-patients-a-sign-of-worse-prognosis
#2
N Sforza, J Rosenfarb, R Rujelman, M Rosmarin, E Blanc, C Frigerio, P Fossati, D Caruso, C Faingold, T Meroño, G Brenta
PURPOSE: Overt hypothyroidism has adverse clinical consequences and might worsen prognosis in critically ill elderly patients. However, the difficult interpretation of thyroid function tests (TFT) due to non-thyroidal illness (NTI) has led to discouragement of screening for thyroid dysfunction. Our aim was to determine the prevalence of TFT compatible with hypothyroidism and to study its influence on mortality among hospitalized elderly patients. METHODS: In this prospective study we consecutively included all patients ≥60 years admitted by the Internal Medicine Department to the hospital ward (n = 451) of the Cesar Milstein Hospital in Buenos Aires, Argentina...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528436/the-unresolved-riddle-of-glucocorticoid-withdrawal
#3
REVIEW
F Guerrero Pérez, A P Marengo, C Villabona Artero
Glucocorticoid (GC) therapy is the most common cause of adrenal insufficiency (AI). The real prevalence of AI after GC is unknown but it could involve more than 30% of patients. Some gene variation has been associated with the variability of hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis and this issue could contribute to the individual variation of adrenal function after GC treatment. Symptoms and signs of AI are nonspecific and frequently the diagnosis is delayed. Dosage, duration of treatment, administration route and serum cortisol value are not completely useful to predict AI...
May 20, 2017: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528435/benefits-of-a-regular-vs-irregular-rhythm-based-training-programme-on-physical-fitness-and-motor-skills-in-obese-girls
#4
Ghazi Racil, Wassim Elmontassar, Imen Rommene, Claire Tourny, Anis Chaouachi, Jeremy B Coquart
PURPOSE: The aim of the current study was to examine the impact of a physical exercise programme including rhythmic elements (regular and irregular tempos) on physiological variables, motor skills (MS), and jump performances in obese girls. METHODS: Thirty-six obese girls (age: 10.4 ± 0.9 years, body mass: 58.7 ± 4.0 kg, height: 1.37 ± 0.04 m, body mass index: 31.2 ± 2.1) participated in three weekly physical exercise sessions for 6 weeks, with each session consisting of basic fundamental locomotor movements...
May 20, 2017: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528434/tall-cell-and-diffuse-sclerosing-variants-of-papillary-thyroid-cancer-outcome-and-predicting-value-of-risk-stratification-methods
#5
M Russo, P Malandrino, M Moleti, F Vermiglio, M A Violi, I Marturano, E Minaldi, R Vigneri, G Pellegriti, C Regalbuto
PURPOSE: Tall cell (TCV) and diffuse sclerosing (DSV) variants are aggressive variants of papillary thyroid cancer (PTC). We compared the risk of recurrent/persistent disease in patients with TCV, DSV and classical PTC (cPTC) and evaluated the prognostic accuracy of initial vs. ongoing risk stratification. METHODS: A consecutive series of DSV (n = 54), TCV (n = 72) and cPTC (n = 184) patients was retrospectively analyzed. TCV and DSV patients were first risk stratified for recurrent/persistent disease without considering the histotype as a risk factor and subsequently, 6-24 months after initial treatment, re-classified on the basis of the response to therapy (ongoing risk stratification)...
May 20, 2017: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523459/plasma-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-b-levels-are-increased-in-patients-with-newly-diagnosed-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-and-associated-with-the-first-phase-of-glucose-stimulated-insulin-secretion-function-of-%C3%AE-cell
#6
J Wu, H Wei, H Qu, Z Feng, J Long, Q Ge, H Deng
PURPOSE: To detect plasma vascular endothelial growth factor B (VEGF-B) in individuals with different glucose tolerance and investigate the relationship between plasma VEGF-B levels and the first phase of glucose-stimulated insulin secretion. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted involving 45 patients with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), 37 patients with impaired glucose regulation (IGR), and 39 Normal glucose tolerance (NGT) subjects, all of whom underwent intravenous glucose tolerance test...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516372/does-thyroid-dysfunction-increase-the-risk-of-breast-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#7
REVIEW
Y Fang, L Yao, J Sun, R Yang, Y Chen, J Tian, K Yang, L Tian
PURPOSE: To investigate the relationship between hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, thyroid hormone replacement, and the risk of breast cancer. METHODS: We searched the PubMed, Cochrane Library, EMbase, Web of Science, and China Biology Medicine (CBM) databases through June 2016 to identify researches that assessed the relationship between thyroid dysfunction and the risk of breast cancer together with the impact of thyroid hormone substitution treatment on incidence of breast cancer...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510122/anti-thyroglobulin-antibodies-do-not-significantly-increase-the-risk-of-finding-iodine-avid-metastases-on-post-radioactive-iodine-ablation-scan-in-low-risk-thyroid-cancer-patients
#8
F Nabhan, K Porter, L Senter, M D Ringel
OBJECTIVE: Post-operative thyroglobulin (Tg) levels can predict the likelihood of residual cancer, including distant metastases, thereby influencing postsurgical treatment strategies even in patients with low-risk disease. Circulating anti-thyroglobulin antibodies (anti-Tg Abs) interfere with Tg measurement preventing this clinical use. It is not known if the presence of anti-Tg Abs predicts metastatic disease on post-therapy scan in patients with low-risk disease or if they should influence the use or dose of I-131 therapy...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508346/testosterone-insulin-like-effects-an-in-vitro-study-on-the-short-term-metabolic-effects-of-testosterone-in-human-skeletal-muscle-cells
#9
C Antinozzi, F Marampon, C Corinaldesi, E Vicini, P Sgrò, G B Vannelli, A Lenzi, C Crescioli, L Di Luigi
PURPOSE: Testosterone by promoting different metabolic pathways contributes to short-term homeostasis of skeletal muscle, the largest insulin-sensitive tissue and the primary site for insulin-stimulated glucose utilization. Despite evidences indicate a close relationship between testosterone and glucose metabolism, the molecular mechanisms responsible for a possible testosterone-mediated insulin-like effects on skeletal muscle are still unknown. METHODS: Here we used undifferentiated proliferating or differentiated human fetal skeletal muscle cells (Hfsmc) to investigate the short-term effects of testosterone on the insulin-mediated biomolecular metabolic machinery...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493208/in-memory-of-professor-aldo-isidori
#10
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May 10, 2017: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488229/chronic-prostatitis-and-its-detrimental-impact-on-sperm-parameters-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#11
R A Condorelli, G Ivan Russo, A E Calogero, G Morgia, S La Vignera
PURPOSE: Prostatitis is a very common urogenital disease of the male with prevalence ranging from 2.2 to 9.7% worldwide. Interestingly, some recent evidences have showed a significant association between chronic prostatitis (CP) and male infertility including a detrimental effect on sperm parameters, reduction of zinc concentration on semen sperm and production of anti-semen antibodies (ASAs). The aim of the current meta-analysis was to evaluate the association between CP and alteration of semen parameters...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484994/associations-of-blood-glucose-dynamics-with-antihyperglycemic-treatment-and-glycemic-variability-in-type-1-and-type-2-diabetes
#12
K-D Kohnert, P Heinke, L Vogt, P Augstein, A Thomas, E Salzsieder
AIMS: The dynamical structure of glucose fluctuation has largely been disregarded in the contemporary management of diabetes. METHODS: In a retrospective study of patients with diabetes, we evaluated the relationship between glucose dynamics, antihyperglycemic therapy, glucose variability, and glucose exposure, while taking into account potential determinants of the complexity index. We used multiscale entropy (MSE) analysis of continuous glucose monitoring data from 131 subjects with type 1 (n = 18), type 2 diabetes (n = 102), and 11 nondiabetic control subjects...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478548/apparent-biochemical-thyrotoxicosis-due-to-assay-interference-by-high-dose-biotin-given-for-multiple-sclerosis
#13
LETTER
C Cusini, L Sassi, G De Paola, E Piantanida
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 6, 2017: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478547/iugr-induced-by-maternal-chronic-inflammation-long-term-effect-on-offspring-s-ovaries-in-rat-model-a-preliminary-report
#14
Einat Shalom-Paz, Sabrina Weill, Yuval Ginzberg, Nizar Khatib, Saja Anabusi, Geula Klorin, Edmond Sabo, Ron Beloosesky
PURPOSE: Excess maternal inflammation and oxidative stress while in utero have been known to affect gross fetal development. However, an association between the inflammatory process in utero and the effects on ovarian development and future fertility has not yet been demonstrated. This study focused on LPS-induced chronic inflammation in early pregnancy and its effect on ovarian development and reserves of the offspring, using a rat model. Our aim was to determine whether maternal inflammation in utero disturbs reproductive system development in the offspring, given that maternal inflammation and oxidative stress has been shown to affect gross fetal development...
May 6, 2017: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474301/risk-score-model-of-type-2-diabetes-prediction-for-rural-chinese-adults-the-rural-deqing-cohort-study
#15
X Chen, Z Wu, Y Chen, X Wang, J Zhu, N Wang, Q Jiang, C Fu
OBJECTIVE: Risk score (RS) model is a cost-effective tool to identify adults who are at high risk for diabetes. This study was to develop an RS model of type 2 diabetes (T2DM) prediction specifically for rural Chinese adults. METHODS: A prospective whole cohort study (n = 28,251) and a sub-cohort study (n = 3043) were conducted from 2006-2014 and 2006-2008 to 2015 in rural Deqing, China. All participants were free of T2DM at baseline. Incident T2DM cases were identified through electronic health records, self-reported and fasting plasma glucose testing for the sub-cohort, respectively...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452000/ultrasound-characterization-of-insulin-induced-lipohypertrophy-in-type-1-diabetes-mellitus
#16
F Bertuzzi, E Meneghini, E Bruschi, L Luzi, M Nichelatti, O Epis
OBJECTIVE: Subcutaneous insulin absorption is one of the key factors affecting glycemic control in patients with diabetes mellitus under insulin therapy. Insulin-induced subcutaneous lipohypertrophy has been reported to impair insulin regular absorption and hence glycemic control. So far, lipohypertrophy diagnosis has only been clinical. This study aims at evaluating the possible role of ultrasound scan in the assessment of subcutaneous lipohypertrophy in patients affected by type 1 diabetes mellitus...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444621/head-of-an-old-goitrous-woman
#17
LETTER
Enio Martino
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 25, 2017: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434158/physical-performance-in-newly-diagnosed-hypothyroidism-a-pilot-study
#18
D Gallo, E Piantanida, G Veronesi, A Lai, L Sassi, V Lombardi, E Masiello, P Premoli, E Bianconi, C Cusini, S Rosetti, M L Tanda, A Toniolo, M Ferrario, L Bartalena
OBJECTIVE: Hypothyroidism is complicated by neuromuscular symptoms (myalgias, slowness of movements, and tiredness) and signs (easy fatigability and cramps), which may have a negative impact on general well-being and quality of life. In a pilot, prospective, controlled study, we investigated the features of muscle dysfunction in hypothyroidism by disease questionnaire, biochemical measures, and physical performance tests. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty-seven consecutive patients with newly diagnosed hypothyroidism were enrolled, 27 subclinical (S-Hypo) and 30 overt (O-Hypo)...
April 22, 2017: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432675/transoral-thyroidectomy-advantages-and-limitations
#19
G Dionigi, R P Tufano, J Russell, H Y Kim, E Piantanida, A Anuwong
In this opinion paper of the Journal of Endocrinological Investigation, leading experts in the field report on their current clinical experience with a novel approach for thyroid gland surgery, namely, "transoral thyroidectomy" (TOT). This feasible and novel surgical procedure does not require visible incisions and is, therefore, a truly scarless surgery. Patients meeting the following criteria can be considered as candidates for TOT: (a) an ultrasonographically (US) estimated thyroid diameter ≤10 cm; (b) US-estimated gland volume ≤45 mL; (c) nodule size ≤50 mm; (d) presence of a benign tumor such as a thyroid cyst or a single- or multi-nodular goiter; (e) Bethesda 3 and/or 4 category and (f) papillary microcarcinoma without the evidence of metastasis...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421564/erratum-to-long-term-safety-and-efficacy-of-omnitrope-%C3%A2-in-adults-with-growth-hormone-deficiency-italian-interim-analysis-of-the-patro-adults-study
#20
D Ferone, E Profka, V Gasco, M R Ambrosio, A Colao, C Di Somma, E Puxeddu, G Arnaldi, C Pagano, E Zecchi, A Pietropoli, P Beck-Peccoz
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 18, 2017: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
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