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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915415/exendin-4-protects-huvecs-from-tunicamycin-induced-apoptosis-via-inhibiting-the-ire1a-jnk-caspase-3-pathway
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Li Wu, XiaoYing Liu, LinXi Wang, YanPing Wang, LiJing Wang, BinBin Guan, Zhou Chen, LiBin Liu
PURPOSE: The abnormal increase of apoptosis of endothelial cells induced by endoplasmic reticulum stress is a significant factor for vascular disease, especially for atherosclerosis. Protecting endothelial cells from endoplasmic reticulum stress is a crucial strategies to combate these diseases. The goal of this study was to explore the effect of Exendin-4, a glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist, on tunicamycin-induced apoptosis in human umbilical vein endothelial cells. METHODS: All studies were performed in primary human umbilical vein endothelial cells treated with tunicamycin with or without Exendin-4 pretreatment...
December 3, 2016: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905049/radiofrequency-ablation-vs-microwave-ablation-for-patients-with-benign-thyroid-nodules-a-propensity-score-matching-study
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Wen-Wen Yue, Shu-Rong Wang, Feng Lu, Li-Ping Sun, Le-Hang Guo, Yong-Lin Zhang, Xiao-Long Li, Hui-Xiong Xu
PURPOSE: To compare the efficacy and the safety of radiofrequency ablation and microwave ablation for treatment of benign thyroid nodules using a propensity score matching study design. METHODS: Two hundred and sixty patients with benign thyroid nodules were studied retrospectively, including 102 patients treated with radiofrequency ablation and 158 treated with microwave ablation. To reduce confounding bias due to retrospective assignment, propensity score matching was performed to balance the preablation data of the two groups...
November 30, 2016: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905048/loss-of-succinate-dehydrogenase-subunit-b-sdhb-as-a-prognostic-factor-in-advanced-ileal-well-differentiated-neuroendocrine-tumors
#3
Massimo Milione, Patrick Maisonneuve, Alessio Pellegrinelli, Sara Pusceddu, Giovanni Centonze, Francesca Dominoni, Cecilia Brambilla, Manila Rubino, Antongiulio Faggiano, Roberto Buzzoni, Laura Concas, Luca Giacomelli, Jorgelina Coppa, Vincenzo Mazzaferro, Filippo de Braud
PURPOSE: Abnormal expression of succinate dehydrogenase, (SDH), in particular of the B subunit (SDHB), is implicated in the pathogenesis of neuroendocrine tumors. This study evaluates the distribution of SDHB in WHO grading G1 and G2 intestinal, well-differentiated neuroendocrine tumors and corresponding lymph node or liver metastases. METHODS: We collected ileal well-differentiated neuroendocrine tumors specimens from consecutive patients with prior primary resection and distant synchronous or metachronous liver metastases...
November 30, 2016: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905047/endoscopic-ultrasound-guided-fine-needle-aspiration-biopsy-eus-fna-in-insulinomas-indications-and-clinical-relevance-in-a-single-investigator-cohort-of-47-patients
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Peter Herbert Kann, Roland Moll, Detlef Bartsch, Andreas Pfützner, Thomas Forst, Gianluca Tamagno, Joachim N Goebel, Verena Fourkiotis, Simona Raluca Bergmann, Maike Collienne
PURPOSE: This study was aimed to investigate the role and relevance of endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy in the diagnostic work-up of insulinomas. METHODS: We have analysed the frequency, clinical indications, success rate (obtaining diagnostic tissue), diagnostic accuracy (in comparison to the pathological diagnosis after surgery), complications, and tolerability of endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy and the localization and size of the lesions in 47 consecutive patients (29 females, 18 males; 46 ± 15 years) who had surgery for insulinoma following fasting test and were explored by single investigator EUS 1994-2015...
November 30, 2016: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900654/-slow-and-steady-wins-the-race-the-importance-of-perseverance-in-the-management-of-oncogenic-osteomalacia
#5
EDITORIAL
Maria Manara, Luigi Sinigaglia
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 29, 2016: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896546/jmv2894-a-novel-growth-hormone-secretagogue-accelerates-body-mass-recovery-in-an-experimental-model-of-cachexia
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Elena Bresciani, Laura Rizzi, Laura Molteni, Monica Ravelli, Antonella Liantonio, Khoubaib Ben Haj Salah, Jean-Alain Fehrentz, Jean Martinez, Robert J Omeljaniuk, Giuseppe Biagini, Vittorio Locatelli, Antonio Torsello
Oncologic patients subjected to chemotherapy frequently present aphagia, malnutrition, and cachexia. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether selected growth hormone secretagogues including hexarelin, JMV2894 and JMV2951 could antagonize body weight loss and wasting induced by cisplatin administration in rats. The three growth hormone secretagogues behaved as full agonists of the growth hormone secretagogues receptor both in terms of ability to stimulate calcium mobilization in Chinese hamster ovary cells and stimulation of growth hormone release in neonatal rats...
November 28, 2016: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896545/safety-and-tolerability-of-pasireotide-long-acting-release-in-acromegaly-results-from-the-acromegaly-open-label-multicenter-safety-monitoring-program-for-treating-patients-who-have-a-need-to-receive-medical-therapy-access-study
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Maria Fleseriu, Elisha Rusch, Eliza B Geer
PURPOSE: Pasireotide long-acting release is a somatostatin analog that is indicated for treatment of patients with acromegaly. This analysis documents the safety of pasireotide long-acting release in patients with acromegaly enrolled in the ACCESS trial (ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01995734). METHODS: ACCESS is an open-label, multicenter, single-arm, expanded-treatment protocol designed to provide patients access to pasireotide long-acting release pending regulatory approval...
November 28, 2016: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888435/increased-sclerostin-and-bone-turnover-after-diet-induced-weight-loss-in-type-2-diabetes-a-post-hoc-analysis-of-the-madiab-trial
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Rocky Strollo, Andreea Soare, Yeganeh Manon Khazrai, Antonio Di Mauro, Andrea Palermo, Rossella Del Toro, Sara Fallucca, Maria Giovanna Belluomo, Laura Dugo, Mario Pianesi, Paolo Pozzilli, Nicola Napoli
BACKGROUND: Sclerostin has been directly related to bone turnover increase in dietary-induced weight loss in non-diabetics. This has not been studied in type 2 diabetes, a condition characterized by increased circulating sclerostin and impaired bone turnover. PURPOSE: To study the effect of dietary weight loss and quality of the dietary intervention on changes of sclerostin and bone turnover markers in type 2 diabetes. METHODS: This was a post-hoc analysis of the MADIAB trial, a 21-day randomized controlled trial on overweight/obese type 2 diabetes patients...
November 25, 2016: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878773/ramadan-fasting-in-patients-with-adrenal-insufficiency
#9
Mélika Chihaoui, Fatma Chaker, Meriem Yazidi, Wafa Grira, Zohra Ben Amor, Ons Rejeb, Hedia Slimane
AIM: The risks of fasting during Ramadan in patients with adrenal insufficiency are unknown. The aims of this study were to evaluate these risks in such patients, to determine the risk factors and finally to set some recommendations. METHODS: It is a cross-sectional study about 180 patients with known and treated adrenal insufficiency. The patients responded to a 14-item questionnaire concerning their knowledge about the disease and fasting during the last month of Ramadan...
November 23, 2016: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878772/chronic-lymphocytic-thyroiditis-does-not-influence-the-risk-of-recurrence-in-patients-with-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma-and-excellent-response-to-initial-therapy
#10
Marina S Carvalho, Pedro W Rosario, Gabriela F Mourão, Maria R Calsolari
BACKGROUND: This study evaluated the recurrence in patients with papillary thyroid cancer and an excellent response to initial therapy, comparing those with and without chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis. METHODS: This was a prospective study. Patients who met the following criteria were selected: diagnosis of papillary thyroid cancer; submitted to total thyroidectomy followed or not by ablation with (131)I; and neck ultrasonography without abnormalities, nonstimulated thyroglobulina (Tg) ≤0...
November 23, 2016: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878771/growth-hormone-deficiency-and-hypopituitarism-in-adults-after-complicated-mild-traumatic-brain-injury
#11
Stefania Giuliano, Serafina Talarico, Lucia Bruno, Francesco Beniamino Nicoletti, Claudio Ceccotti, Antonino Belfiore
PURPOSE: Traumatic brain injury is considered the main cause of hypopituitarism in adults, and GH deficiency appears to be the most frequent pituitary deficit. Most of the available studies have included all degrees of severity of trauma. We aimed to assess pituitary function and GH deficiency in adult patients at different time lengths after complicated mild TBI according to Glasgow Coma Scale. We also aimed to evaluate whether mild TBI patients with GH deficiency had developed alterations in the glycolipid profile...
November 23, 2016: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858284/role-of-cannabinoid-receptor-1-in-human-adipose-tissue-for-lipolysis-regulation-and-insulin-resistance
#12
Cherno O Sidibeh, Maria J Pereira, Joey Lau Börjesson, Prasad G Kamble, Stanko Skrtic, Petros Katsogiannos, Magnus Sundbom, Maria K Svensson, Jan W Eriksson
We recently showed that the peripheral cannabinoid receptor type 1 (CNR1) gene is upregulated by the synthetic glucocorticoid dexamethasone. CNR1 is highly expressed in the central nervous system and has been a drug target for the treatment of obesity. Here we explore the role of peripheral CNR1 in states of insulin resistance in human adipose tissue. Subcutaneous adipose tissue was obtained from well-controlled type 2 diabetes subjects and controls. Subcutaneous adipose tissue gene expression levels of CNR1 and endocannabinoid synthesizing and degrading enzymes were assessed...
November 17, 2016: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858283/vitamin-d-and-primary-hyperparathyroidism-more-insights-into-a-complex-relationship
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EDITORIAL
Marcella D Walker, John P Bilezikian
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 17, 2016: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854004/erratum-to-prospective-long-term-study-of-the-effect-of-cabergoline-on-valvular-status-in-patients-with-prolactinoma-and-idiopathic-hyperprolactinemia
#14
Laurent Vroonen, Patrizio Lancellotti, Monica Tomé Garcia, Raluca Dulgheru, Matilde Rubio-Almanza, Ibrahima Maiga, Julien Magne, Patrick Petrossians, Renata Auriemma, Adrian F Daly, Albert Beckers
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 16, 2016: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27848197/12-month-efficacy-of-a-single-radiofrequency-ablation-on-autonomously-functioning-thyroid-nodules
#15
Stella Bernardi, Fulvio Stacul, Andrea Michelli, Fabiola Giudici, Giulia Zuolo, Nicolò de Manzini, Chiara Dobrinja, Fabrizio Zanconati, Bruno Fabris
PURPOSE: Radiofrequency ablation has been advocated as an alternative to radioiodine and/or surgery for the treatment of autonomously functioning benign thyroid nodules. However, only a few studies have measured radiofrequency ablation efficacy on autonomously functioning benign thyroid nodules. The aim of this work was to evaluate the 12-month efficacy of a single session of radiofrequency ablation (performed with the moving shot technique) on solitary autonomously functioning benign thyroid nodules...
November 15, 2016: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27848196/tablet-and-oral-liquid-l-thyroxine-formulation-in-the-treatment-of-na%C3%A3-ve-hypothyroid-patients-with-helicobacter-pylori-infection
#16
Danilo Ribichini, Giulia Fiorini, Andrea Repaci, Valentina Castelli, Luigi Gatta, Dino Vaira, Renato Pasquali
To compare the clinical efficacy of tablet and oral liquid L-thyroxine (LT4) formulation in naïve hypothyroid subjects with Helicobacter pylori infection. Forty-seven adult naïve hypothyroid subjects with dyspeptic symptoms were investigated with upper endoscopy and divided into: 28 patients with Helicobacter pylori infection (Group A); 15 patients without gastric alterations (group B); 4 patients with autoimmune gastritis were excluded from the study. Subjects were randomly treated with a same dose of LT4 tablet (TAB) or oral liquid formulation (SOL), for 9 months on group A and 6 months on group B...
November 15, 2016: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27844210/is-subclinical-hyperthyroidism-a-real-syndrome-different-from-overt-hyperthyroidism
#17
EDITORIAL
Raffaele Giubbini, Alessia Peli
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 14, 2016: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27844209/the-impact-of-parathyroidectomy-on-serum-adamts1-adamts4-levels-insulin-resistance-and-subclinical-cardiovascular-disease-in-primary-hyperparathyroidism
#18
Melia Karakose, Mustafa Caliskan, Muyesser Sayki Arslan, Taner Demirci, Suleyman Karakose, Erman Cakal
PURPOSE: Primary hyperparathyroidism has been associated with increased incidence of morbidity and mortality of the cardiovascular system. The etiopathogenetic mechanisms underlying this association are still not completely clear. Accumulating evidence suggested that a disintegrin and metalloproteinase with thrombospondin-like motifs (ADAMTS) has a role in the development of inflammation and atherosclerosis. In this study, we aimed to determine whether there is a change in serum levels of ADAMTS1, ADAMTS4, carotid intima-media thickness, and cardiovascular risk score after the surgery and also whether there is a relationship between ADAMTS levels and cardiovascular risk score in hypercalcemic primary hyperparathyroidism patients...
November 14, 2016: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27844208/sirtuins-1-7-expression-in-human-adipose-derived-stem-cells-from-subcutaneous-and-visceral-fat-depots-influence-of-obesity-and-hypoxia
#19
Stefania Mariani, Giuliana Di Rocco, Gabriele Toietta, Matteo A Russo, Elisa Petrangeli, Luisa Salvatori
The sirtuin family comprises seven NAD(+)-dependent deacetylases which control the overall health of organisms through the regulation of pleiotropic metabolic pathways. Sirtuins are important modulators of adipose tissue metabolism and their expression is higher in lean than obese subjects. At present, the role of sirtuins in adipose-derived stem cells has not been investigated yet. Therefore, in this study, we evaluated the expression of the complete panel of sirtuins in adipose-derived stem cells isolated from both subcutaneous and visceral fat of non-obese and obese subjects...
November 14, 2016: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27837440/diabetes-self-management-education-reduces-risk-of-all-cause-mortality-in-type-2-diabetes-patients-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#20
Xiaoqin He, Jie Li, Bin Wang, Qiuming Yao, Ling Li, Ronghua Song, Xiaohong Shi, Jin-An Zhang
BACKGROUND: Diabetes self-management education is an essential part of diabetes care, but its impact on all-cause mortality risk of type 2 diabetes patients is unclear. A systematic review and meta-analysis aiming to elucidate the impact of diabetes self-management education on all-cause mortality risk of type 2 diabetes patients was performed. METHODS: Randomised controlled trials were identified though literature search in Medline, Embase, CENTRAL, conference abstracts, and reference lists...
November 12, 2016: Endocrine
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