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Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28201828/add-on-exenatide-treatment-is-beneficial-in-poorly-controlled-obese-type-2-diabetics-under-intensive-insulin-regimens
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Alper Sönmez, Mustafa Dinç, Abdullah Taşlıpınar, Aydogan Aydoğdu, Coskun Meriç, Yalcin Başaran, Cem Haymana, Orhan Demir, İlker Yılmaz, Ömer Azal
Background: Intensive insulin treatment is bothersome in obese patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. High insulin dosages further increase weight gain and the risk of hypoglycemia. Glucagon like peptide-1 receptor agonists decrease the insulin need, cause weight loss and reduce the risk of hypoglycemia. There is limited data about the effect of exenatide on obese diabetics under intensive insulin regimens. Methods: This retrospective case series report the clinical outcomes of 23 obese (13 morbidly obese) patients with uncontrolled type 2 diabetes mellitus (Age=59±10...
February 15, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28201827/hypogonadotropic-hypogonadism-in-non-functioning-pituitary-adenomas-impact-of-intervention
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Diana Margarida Monteiro, Paula Freitas, Romana Vieira, Davide Carvalho
To determine the prevalence of hypogonadotropic hypogonadism (HH) among patients with non-functioning pituitary adenomas (NFPA) and the post-surgery outcome on pituitary gonadotropins secretion (PGS); to determine the prevalence of erectile dysfunction (ED) on male patients with NFPA, to evaluate the impact of testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) in those with HH. Retrospective evaluation of gonadal function in 109 NFPA patients (45 males), with a mean age of 51.8 years, diagnosed on the last 10 years. ED questionnaire applied to 34 male patients...
February 15, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28201826/adiposity-indexes-as-phenotype-specific-markers-of-preclinical-metabolic-alterations-and-cardiovascular-risk-in-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-a-cross-sectional-study
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Fernanda Missio Mario, Scheila Karen Graff, Poli Mara Spritzer
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common condition in women of reproductive age. 2 PCOS phenotypes (classic and ovulatory) are currently recognized as the most prevalent, with important differences in terms of cardiometabolic features. We studied the performance of different adiposity indexes to predict preclinical metabolic alterations and cardiovascular risk in 234 women with PCOS (173 with classic and 61 with ovulatory PCOS) and 129 controls. Performance of waist circumference, waist-to-height ratio, conicity index, lipid accumulation product, and visceral adiposity index was assessed based on HOMA-IR ≥ 3...
February 15, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28201825/heart-rate-and-oxygen-uptake-kinetics-in-type-2-diabetes-patients-a-pilot-study-on-the-influence-of-cardiovascular-medication-on-regulatory-processes
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Jessica Koschate, Uwe Drescher, Klaus Baum, Christian Brinkmann, Thorsten Schiffer, Joachim Latsch, Klara Brixius, Uwe Hoffmann
The aim of this pilot study was to investigate whether there are differences in heart rate and oxygen uptake kinetics in type 2 diabetes patients, considering their cardiovascular medication. It was hypothesized that cardiovascular medication would affect heart rate and oxygen uptake kinetics and that this could be detected using a standardized exercise test. 18 subjects were tested for maximal oxygen uptake. Kinetics were measured in a single test session with standardized, randomized moderate-intensity work rate changes...
February 15, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166592/renin-angiotensin-system-blockade-improves-cardiac-indices-in-acromegaly-patients
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Julia D J Thomas, Abhishek Dattani, Filip Zemrak, Thomas Burchell, Scott A Akker, Felicity J L Kaplan, Bernard Khoo, Simon Aylwin, Ashley B Grossman, L Ceri Davies, Márta Korbonits
Blockade of the angiotensin-renin system, with angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEi) and angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs), has been shown to improve cardiac outcomes following myocardial infarction and delay progression of heart failure. Acromegaly is associated with a disease-specific cardiomyopathy, the pathogenesis of which is poorly understood.The cardiac indices of patients with active acromegaly with no hypertension (Group A, n=4), established hypertension not taking ACEi/ARBs (Group B, n=4) and established hypertension taking ACEi/ARBs (Group C, n=4) were compared using cardiac magnetic imaging...
February 6, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166591/search-of-the-p-m918t-mutation-in-the-ret-oncogene-in-mexican-adult-patients-with-medullary-thyroid-carcinoma
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Erika Ruiz-Garcia, Silvia Vidal-Millan, Alicia Lopez-Yañez, José Antonio Posada Torres, Jorge Alberto Guadarrama-Orozco, Leonardo Saul Lino-Silva, Abelardo Meneses-Garcia, Horacio Astudillo-de la Vega, Martin Granados Garcia
Inherited mutations in the RET proto-oncogene, which encodes a receptor tyrosine kinase, predispose individuals to the multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2 (MEN 2) cancer syndromes. The major component tumor of these syndromes is medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC). To date, somatic mutations in RET have been identified in tumors from individuals with MEN 2 finding. RET M918T mutation is present in 95% of the MEN2B cases, and approximately 50% of sporadic MTCs harbor this mutation. We performed a mutational analysis in 17 cases of Medullary thyroid carcinoma, the somatic missense mutation at codon 918 of RET was found in 2 of the 17 MTCs, and one case presented MEN2 phenotype including MTC...
February 6, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081577/can-hba1c-be-used-to-screen-for-glucose-abnormalities-among-adults-with-severe-mental-illness
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A J Romain, E Letendre, Z Akrass, A Avignon, A D Karelis, A Sultan, A Abdel-Baki
Aim: Prediabetes and type 2 diabetes are highly prevalent among individuals with serious mental illness and increased by antipsychotic medication. Although widely recommended, many obstacles prevent these patients from obtaining a proper screening for dysglycemia. Currently, glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c), fasting glucose, and 2-hour glucose levels from the oral glucose tolerance test are used for screening prediabetes and type 2 diabetes. The objective of this study was to investigate if HbA1c could be used as the only screening test among individuals with serious mental illness...
January 12, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081576/the-clinical-characteristics-of-obese-patients-with-acanthosis-nigricans-and-its-independent-risk-factors
#8
Yueye Huang, Jiaqi Chen, Xingchun Wang, Yan Li, Shezhen Yang, Shen Qu
Objective: This study aimed to investigate the clinical characteristics and risk factors for acanthosis nigricans (AN) in obese patients. Methods: 80 obese patients without AN (OB group) and 128 obese patients with AN (AN group) were included in this study. Clinical data for each patients were collected. Serum levels of leptin were measured by ELISA. Results: Body mass index (BMI), uric acid (UA) levels, fasting insulin, and HOMA-IR were higher in AN than OB (P<0.05). The levels of leptin were significantly higher in AN than OB (P<0...
January 12, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073133/diabetes-mellitus-and-bone-metabolism
#9
Christian Kasperk, Carmen Georgescu, Peter Nawroth
Diabetes mellitus and bone metabolism affect mesenchymal tissues and have numerous epidemiological and pathophysiological associations in common. Diabetes mellitus affects bone metabolism and increases fracture risk. The pathophysiological mechanims how type 1 and type 2 diabetes impair bone metabolism and bone strength may differ which is outlined in this review. Direct metabolic effects in additon to centrally controlled endocrine loops exert suppressive effects on bone formation and may also stimulate bone Resorption...
January 10, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073132/hypothyroidism-in-cancer-patients-on-immune-checkpoint-inhibitors-with-anti-pd1-agents-insights-on-underlying-mechanisms
#10
M Alhusseini, J Samantray
Background: Immune therapy using monoclonal antibodies against cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated antigen 4 (CTLA-4) and programmed cell death 1 receptor (PD-1) for various cancers have been reported to cause thyroid dysfunction. Little is known, however, about the underlying pathogenic mechanisms and the course of hypothyroidism that subsequently develops. In this report, we use the change in thyroglobulin and thyroid antibody levels in patients on immune therapy who develop hypothyroidism to better understand its pathogenesis as well as examine the status of hypothyroidism in the long term...
January 10, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073131/evaluation-of-glutathione-peroxidase-and-kcnj11-gene-polymorphisms-in-patients-with-new-onset-diabetes-mellitus-after-renal-transplantation
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Gulsah Y Yalin, Sebahat Akgul, Seher Tanrikulu, Sevim Purisa, Nurdan Gul, Ayse K Uzum, Fatma O Sarvan, Mehmet S Sever, Ilhan Satman
Introduction Genetic mutations such as C599T polymorphism in glutathione peroxidase [GPX1] gene and polymorphisms in potassium channel (KCNJ11) genes have recently been proposed in the etiopathogenesis of new onset diabetes mellitus after renal transplantation (NODAT). We aimed to examine the association of GPX1 and KCNJ11 polymorphisms in NODAT. Materials and Methods This is a monocenter case-control study with a total of 118 renal transplant recipients who were divided into 2 groups; NODAT and normal glucose tolerance...
January 10, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073130/testosterone-plasma-concentration-is-associated-with-insulin-resistance-in-male-hypertensive-patients
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Gian Piero Carnevale Schianca, Gian Paolo Fra, Fabio Brustia, Mattia Bellan, Alice Pirovano, Alessandro Gualerzi, Michela Gentile, Antonello Gibbin, Mirta Menegatti, Ettore Bartoli, Mario Pirisi
Background: Low testosterone levels are a common finding among men with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) and are inversely related to insulin resistance. Whether this relationship holds true in patients with hypertension, but normal glucose tolerance or prediabetes, is unclear. Methods: We recruited 87 male outpatients with essential arterial hypertension, aged 35-70 years. Anthropometric data were collected, an Oral Glucose Tolerance Test (OGTT) performed, and the homeostasis model assessment of insulin resistance (HOMA-IR) score calculated...
January 10, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073129/alternative-treatment-strategies-in-women-poorly-tolerating-moderate-doses-of-bromocriptine
#13
Robert Krysiak, Witold Szkróbka, Bogusław Okopień
Background: Metformin as well as dopaminergic agents exert a beneficial effect on glucose and lipid metabolism, often impaired in patients with hyperprolactinemia. Objective: The aim of this study was to compare metabolic- and prolactin-lowering effects of low-dose bromocriptine/metformin combination therapy and cabergoline in patients with elevated prolactin levels. Methods: The study included 27 women with hyperprolactinemia and impaired glucose tolerance who were treated with moderate doses of bromocriptine but experienced adverse effects of this treatment...
January 10, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073128/the-effect-of-vitamin-d-on-thyroid-autoimmunity-in-levothyroxine-treated-women-with-hashimoto-s-thyroiditis-and-normal-vitamin-d-status
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Robert Krysiak, Witold Szkróbka, Bogusław Okopień
Background: Low vitamin D status is associated with autoimmune thyroid disease. Oral vitamin D supplementation was found to reduce titers of thyroid antibodies in levothyroxine-treated women with postpartum thyroiditis and low vitamin D status. Methods: The study included 34 women with Hashimoto's thyroiditis and normal vitamin D status (serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels above 30 ng/mL) who had been treated for at least 6 months with levothyroxine. On the basis of patient preference, women were divided into 2 groups, receiving (n=18) or not receiving (n=16) oral vitamin D preparations (2000 IU daily)...
January 10, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073127/long-term-consequences-of-congenital-adrenal-hyperplasia-due-to-classic-21-hydroxylase-deficiency-in-adolescents-and-adults
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Ja Hye Kim, Jin-Ho Choi, Eungu Kang, Yoon-Myung Kim, Beom Hee Lee, Han-Wook Yoo
Background The management of congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) from pediatric to adulthood is challenging to achieve optimal growth and puberty. This study characterizes the clinical outcomes of 21-hydroxylase deficiency. Methods 53 CAH patients were included (33 females, 15 and 18 patients with the salt-wasting [SW] and simple-virilizing [SV] forms; and 20 males, 16 and 4 patients with the SW and SV forms). We reviewed growth parameters, pubertal status, and long-term morbidities. Results In females, the age at pubertal onset and pubarche was 9...
January 10, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073126/brown-and-white-adipose-tissue-expression-of-il6-ucp1-and-sirt1-are-associated-with-alterations-in-clinical-metabolic-and-anthropometric-parameters-in-obese-humans
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Antônio Sérgio Barcala Jorge, Gislaine Candida Batista Jorge, Alanna Fernandes Paraíso, Raíssa M Porto Franco, Lara Jhullian Tolentino Vieira, Aline Mourão Hilzenderger, André Luiz Sena Guimarães, João Marcus Oliveira Andrade, Alfredo M Batista De-Paula, Sergio Henrique S Santos
Aim: The present study aimed to analyze the expression of IL6, UCP1 and SIRT1 in adipose tissue (WAT and BAT) in association to clinical, metabolic and anthropometric parameters in obese humans. Methods: WAT and BAT samples from obese patients (n=27) were collected. IL6, UCP1 and SIRT1 markers were measured by qRT-PCR. The association between IL6, UCP1 and SIRT1 mRNA expression and anthropometric and clinical parameters were evaluated, using appropriate statistical tests. Results: Our results demonstrated that high levels of IL6 are associated with altered glucose levels in the WAT (p=0...
January 10, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073125/osteocalcin-improves-metabolic-profiles-body-composition-and-arterial-stiffening-in-an-induced-diabetic-rat-model
#17
Lingning Huang, Liyong Yang, Li Luo, Peiwen Wu, Sunjie Yan
Recent studies have demonstrated the benefits of osteocalcin (OCN) on glucose homeostasis and metabolic dysregulation. However, its role in body composition and vascular function remains unknown. This study was designed to examine changes in metabolic parameters and body composition as well as arterial stiffness after OCN treatment in type 2 diabetic rats. Adult male Sprague Dawley (SD) rats were fed chow or high fat diet (HFD) for 8 weeks, and then diabetes was induced with an injection of low-dose streptozotocin (STZ) and treated daily with intraperitoneal injections of OCN for 12 weeks...
January 10, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073124/the-effects-of-blood-glucose-regulation-in-omentin-1-levels-among-diabetic-patients
#18
Yucel Arman, Kerem Kirna, Bilal Ugurlukisi, Orkide Kutlu, Okan Dikker, Eylem Ozgun Cil, Murat Akarsu, Mustafa Ozcan, Gulden Yuruyen, Pinar Demir, Ozgur Altun, Ekmel Burak Ozsenel, Mustafa Genco Erdem, Riza Sandikci, Tufan Tukek
Objectives: Omentin-1, an adipocytokine that increases the insulin sensitivity, has been determined to be reduced in patients with insulin resistance, impaired glucose tolerance, and Type-2 diabetes mellitus. In this study, we have investigated the alterations in Omentin-1 levels with the blood glucose regulation in diabetic patients having poor glycemic control. By this way, we aimed to determine the role of Omentin-1 as a marker in follow-up and monitoring progression of diabetes. Methods: Totally 58 patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus, older than 18 years of age who were having poor glycemic control (HbA1c≥9) were included in this study...
January 10, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049222/short-chain-fatty-acids-inhibit-oxidative-stress-and-inflammation-in-mesangial-cells-induced-by-high-glucose-and-lipopolysaccharide
#19
Wei Huang, Heng-Li Guo, Xian Deng, Ting-Ting Zhu, Jian-Feng Xiong, You-Hua Xu, Yong Xu
Recently, an connection between Short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs) produced by intestinal microbiota and kidney has been revealed. The aim of this study was to explore whether SCFAs or their specific G protein-coupled receptors 43 (GPR43) agonist inhibit oxidative stress and inflammatory response in glomerular mesangial cells (GMCs) induced by high glucose and lipopolysaccharide (LPS). Our research showed that treatment with SCFAs, especially acetate and butyrate, or GPR43 agonist significantly inhibited GMCs proliferation induced by high glucose and LPS, and then reversed the production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and malondialdehyde (MDA) but increased levels of antioxidant enzyme superoxide dismutase (SOD)...
January 3, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008588/losartan-improves-palmitate-induced-insulin-resistance-in-3t3-l1-adipocytes-through-upregulation-of-src-phosphorylation
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X Tian, M Ye, Y Cao, C Wang
Angiotensin II type 1 receptor blocker losartan has shown strongly anti-insulin resistance properties in vivo and in vitro; however, the underlying mechanisms are poorly understood. In this study, we demonstrate that losartan administration increased phosphorylation of Akt and its downstream Akt substrate of 160 kDa (AS160), enhanced plasma membrane translocation of glucose transporter type 4 (GLUT4), and increased glucose uptake, along with increased Src phosphorylation as well as reduced expression of docking protein 1(DOK1) in palmitate-treated 3T3-L1 adipocytes...
December 22, 2016: Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes
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