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Reviews in Endocrine & Metabolic Disorders

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102491/shedding-new-light-on-female-fertility-the-role-of-vitamin-d
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REVIEW
Giovanna Muscogiuri, Barbara Altieri, Cristina de Angelis, Stefano Palomba, Rosario Pivonello, Annamaria Colao, Francesco Orio
In the last decades several studies suggested that vitamin D is involved in the modulation of the reproductive process in women due to the expression of VDR and 1α-hydroxylase in reproductive tissues such as ovary, uterus, placenta, pituitary and hypothalamus. Vitamin D has also a role in the regulation of sex hormone steroidogenesis. Increasing evidence suggests that vitamin D might have a regulatory role in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)-associated symptoms, including ovulatory dysfunction, insulin resistance and hyperandrogenism...
January 19, 2017: Reviews in Endocrine & Metabolic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092021/sunshine-vitamin-and-thyroid
#2
REVIEW
Immacolata Cristina Nettore, Luigi Albano, Paola Ungaro, Annamaria Colao, Paolo Emidio Macchia
Vitamin D exerts its canonical roles on the musculoskeletal system and in the calcium/phosphorus homeostasis. In the last years, increasing evidences suggested several extra-skeletal actions of this hormone, indicating that vitamin D may produce effects in almost all the body tissues. These are mediated by the presence of vitamin D receptor (VDR) and thanks to the presence of the 1-α-hydroxylase, the protein that converts the 25-hydroxyvitamin (calcidiol) to the active form 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin (calcitriol)...
January 14, 2017: Reviews in Endocrine & Metabolic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070798/does-vitamin-d-play-a-role-in-autoimmune-endocrine-disorders-a-proof-of-concept
#3
REVIEW
Barbara Altieri, Giovanna Muscogiuri, Luigi Barrea, Chantal Mathieu, Carla V Vallone, Luca Mascitelli, Giorgia Bizzaro, Vincenzo M Altieri, Giacomo Tirabassi, Giancarlo Balercia, Silvia Savastano, Nicola Bizzaro, Cristina L Ronchi, Annamaria Colao, Alfredo Pontecorvi, Silvia Della Casa
In the last few years, more attention has been given to the "non-calcemic" effect of vitamin D. Several observational studies and meta-analyses demonstrated an association between circulating levels of vitamin D and outcome of many common diseases, including endocrine diseases, chronic diseases, cancer progression, and autoimmune diseases. In particular, cells of the immune system (B cells, T cells, and antigen presenting cells), due to the expression of 1α-hydroxylase (CYP27B1), are able to synthesize the active metabolite of vitamin D, which shows immunomodulatory properties...
January 9, 2017: Reviews in Endocrine & Metabolic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062940/vitamin-d-and-diabetes-mellitus-causal-or-casual-association
#4
REVIEW
M Grammatiki, E Rapti, S Karras, R A Ajjan, Kalliopi Kotsa
The incidence of both type 2 and type 1 diabetes mellitus has been increasing worldwide. Vitamin D deficiency, or the awareness of its prevalence, has also been increasing. Vitamin D may have a role in the pathogenic mechanisms predisposing to type 2 diabetes by modulating insulin resistance and/or pancreatic β-cell function. Vitamin D status or elements involved in its activation or transport may also be involved in the development of type 1 diabetes mellitus through immunomodulatory role . Based on these observations a potential association between vitamin D and diabetes has been hypothesized...
January 7, 2017: Reviews in Endocrine & Metabolic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032296/vitamin-d-musculoskeletal-health
#5
REVIEW
Harjit Pal Bhattoa, Jerzy Konstantynowicz, Natalia Laszcz, Marek Wojcik, Pawel Pludowski
Perhaps the role of Vitamin D supplementation has been most exhaustively studied in calcium absorption, skeletal wellbeing, muscular potency, balance and risk of falling. Nonetheless, new data has emerged and the recent research on sarcopenia makes the topic increasingly interesting. Given the socioeconomic burden of the musculoskeletal consequences of hypovitaminosis D it is vital to keep abreast with the latest literature in the field. The recommended Vitamin D supplementation dose should suffice to increase the serum 25 hydroxyvitamin D level to 30 ng/mL (75 nmol/L) and this level should be optimally maintained with a maintenance dose, particularly for those diagnosed with osteoporosis...
December 29, 2016: Reviews in Endocrine & Metabolic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000009/dyslipidemia-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease
#6
REVIEW
Matthew R Hager, Archana D Narla, Lisa R Tannock
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is associated with high risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD). This association is multifactorial, but CKD is often associated with dyslipidemia, which likely contributes. Patients with CKD have dyslipidemia even at early stages of renal dysfunction and dyslipidemia tends to progress with deterioration of kidney function. The dyslipidemia in CKD is largely due to increased triglyceride levels, decreased HDL-C and varying levels of LDL-C. Current management of CKD may also affect lipid levels...
December 20, 2016: Reviews in Endocrine & Metabolic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896649/the-micropapillary-hobnail-variant-of-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma-a-review-of-series-described-in-the-literature-compared-to-a-series-from-one-southern-italy-pathology-institution
#7
REVIEW
Antonio Ieni, Valeria Barresi, Roberta Cardia, Luana Licata, Flavia Di Bari, Salvatore Benvenga, Giovanni Tuccari
Papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) has a good prognosis with a 10-yr survival greater than 90%. Recently, a micro-papillary pattern with hobnail appearance (MPHC) in PTC has been indicated as associated with poor prognosis, but this suggestion is based only on a few cases from geographical areas different from ours. Two-hundred ninety-nine consecutive PTC cases were collected between the years of 1992 and 2014 at our institution. The corresponding histologic sections (at least 6 for each case) were stained with hematoxylin and eosin and reviewed independently by two pathologists to reach a consensus on the identification and quantification of the MPHC...
November 28, 2016: Reviews in Endocrine & Metabolic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866309/osteoporosis-in-patients-with-diabetes-after-kidney-transplantation
#8
REVIEW
Elvira O Gosmanova, Aidar R Gosmanov
Preexisting diabetes increases risk of fractures after kidney transplantation (KT). However, little is known about mechanisms and prevention of increased fragility in these patients. Pathophysiology of osteoporosis after KT is complex and characterized by high prevalence of adynamic bone disease. Despite high prevalence of preexisting diabetes in KT recipients, diabetes patients were underrepresented in the studies that explored mechanisms and treatments of osteoporosis after KT. Therefore, caution should be exercised before considering conventional fracture prevention strategies in this unique group of patients...
November 19, 2016: Reviews in Endocrine & Metabolic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864708/thyroid-dysfunction-and-kidney-disease-an-update
#9
REVIEW
Pedro Iglesias, María Auxiliadora Bajo, Rafael Selgas, Juan José Díez
Thyroid hormones influence renal development, kidney hemodynamics, glomerular filtration rate and sodium and water homeostasis. Hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism affect renal function by direct renal effects as well as systemic hemodynamic, metabolic and cardiovascular effects. Hypothyroidism has been associated with increased serum creatinine and decreased glomerular filtration rate. The reverse effects have been reported in thyrotoxicosis. Most of renal manifestations of thyroid dysfunction are reversible with treatment...
November 18, 2016: Reviews in Endocrine & Metabolic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27761790/adrenal-disorders-is-there-any-role-for-vitamin-d
#10
Giacomo Tirabassi, Gianmaria Salvio, Barbara Altieri, Cristina L Ronchi, Silvia Della Casa, Alfredo Pontecorvi, Giancarlo Balercia
An emerging branch of research is examining the linkage between Vitamin D and nonskeletal disorders, including endocrine diseases. In this regard, a still little studied aspect concerns the involvement of vitamin D in adrenal gland disorders. Adrenal gland disorders, which might be theoretically affected by vitamin D unbalance, include adrenal insufficiency, Cushing's syndrome, adrenocortical tumors and hyperaldosteronism. In this review, we provide an updated document, which tries to collect and discuss the limited evidence to be found in the literature about the relationship between vitamin D and adrenal disorders...
October 20, 2016: Reviews in Endocrine & Metabolic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27664044/hyponatremia-and-bone-disease
#11
Armando Luis Negri, Juan Carlos Ayus
Hip fractures represent a serious health risk in the elderly, causing substantial morbidity and mortality. There is now a considerable volume of literature suggesting that chronic hyponatremia increases the adjusted odds ratio (OR) for both falls and fractures in the elderly. Hyponatremia appears to contribute to falls and fractures by two mechanisms. First, it produces mild cognitive impairment, resulting in unsteady gait and falls; this is probably due to the loss of glutamate (a neurotransmitter involved in gait function) as an osmolyte during brain adaptation to chronic hyponatremia...
September 24, 2016: Reviews in Endocrine & Metabolic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27645613/low-serum-vitamin-d-status-air-pollution-and-obesity-a-dangerous-liaison
#12
Luigi Barrea, Silvia Savastano, Carolina Di Somma, Maria Cristina Savanelli, Francesca Nappi, Lidia Albanese, Francesco Orio, Annamaria Colao
The aim of this review is to provide a general overview of the possible associations among the vitamin D status, air pollution and obesity. Sunlight exposure accounts in humans for more than 90 % of the production of vitamin D. Among emerging factors influencing sunlight-induced synthesis of vitamin D, prospective and observational studies proved that air pollution constitutes an independent risk factor in the pathogenesis of vitamin D hypovitaminosis. In addition, environmental pollutants can affect risk of obesity when inhaled, in combination with unhealthy diet and lifestyle...
September 19, 2016: Reviews in Endocrine & Metabolic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27638651/relapse-prediction-in-graves%C3%A2-disease-towards-mathematical-modeling-of-clinical-immune-and-genetic-markers
#13
REVIEW
Christoph Langenstein, Diana Schork, Klaus Badenhoop, Eva Herrmann
PROBLEM: Graves' disease (GD) is an important and prevalent thyroid autoimmune disorder. Standard therapy for GD consists of antithyroid drugs (ATD) with treatment periods of around 12 months but relapse is frequent. Since predictors for relapse are difficult to identify the individual decision making for optimal treatment is often arbitrary. METHODS: After reviewing the literature on this topic we summarize important factors involved in GD and with respect to their potential for relapse prediction from markers before and after treatment...
September 16, 2016: Reviews in Endocrine & Metabolic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27600582/updates-in-hyperkalemia-outcomes-and-therapeutic-strategies
#14
Csaba P Kovesdy
Hyperkalemia is a frequent clinical abnormality in patients with chronic kidney disease, and it is associated with higher risk of mortality and malignant arrhythmias. Severe hyperkalemia is a medical emergency, which requires immediate therapies, followed by interventions aimed at preventing its recurrence. Current treatment paradigms for chronic hyperkalemia management are focused on eliminating predisposing factors, such as high potassium intake in diets or supplements, and the use of medications known to raise potassium level...
September 6, 2016: Reviews in Endocrine & Metabolic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27943006/hereditary-syndromes-predisposing-to-endocrine-tumors-and-their-skin-manifestations
#15
REVIEW
Constantine A Stratakis
We often think of the lentiginoses, phacomatoses and other neurocutaneous syndromes as conditions that affect the skin and also predispose to a variety of tumors. However, we rarely think of Peutz-Jeghers syndrome (PJS), Carney complex (CNC), Cowden disease (CD), neurofibromatosis type-1 (NF-1) or tuberous sclerosis (TSC) as conditions that are multiple endocrine neoplasias (MEN). Indeed, all of these conditions predispose to a variety of endocrine tumors, in addition to many other neoplasms. On the other hand, the classic MENs, type 1 and 2 (MEN-1 and MEN-2, respectively) are almost never thought in terms of their skin manifestations...
September 2016: Reviews in Endocrine & Metabolic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27943005/skin-manifestations-of-cushing-s-syndrome
#16
REVIEW
Constantine A Stratakis
Among the most common diagnostic manifestations of Cushing's syndrome (CS) are those involving the skin; they include violaceous striae, facial acne, hirsutism, acanthosis nigricans (AN), fungal infections, hyperpigmentation (Hp) and easy bruisability. Fortunately, most resolve within a year or two after cure of CS, although light-colored striae can persist for years depending on the age of the patients. AN, Hp, and bruisability usually resolve within months after cure in almost all ages. Facial plethora (along with acne and other facial skin changes) is a typical sign of CS that is due to increased perfusion...
September 2016: Reviews in Endocrine & Metabolic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27943004/carney-complex-a-familial-lentiginosis-predisposing-to-a-variety-of-tumors
#17
REVIEW
Constantine A Stratakis
Carney complex is a familial lentiginosis syndrome; these disorders cover a wide phenotypic spectrum ranging from a benign inherited predisposition to develop cutaneous spots not associated with systemic disease to associations with several syndromes. Carney complex is caused by PRKAR1A mutations and perturbations of the cyclic AMP-dependent protein kinase (PKA) signaling pathway. In addition to the cutaneous findings, the main tumors associated with Carney complex are endocrine: 1) primary pigmented nodular adrenocortical disease, a bilateral adrenal hyperplasia leading to Cushing syndrome; 2) growth-hormone secreting pituitary adenoma or pituitary somatotropic hyperplasia leading to acromegaly; 3) thyroid and gonadal tumors, including a predisposition to thyroid cancer...
September 2016: Reviews in Endocrine & Metabolic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924431/metabolism-and-skin-diseases
#18
EDITORIAL
Christos C Zouboulis, Constantine A Stratakis, George P Chrousos, Christian A Koch
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: Reviews in Endocrine & Metabolic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873108/flushing-in-neuro-endocrinology
#19
REVIEW
Fady Hannah-Shmouni, Constantine A Stratakis, Christian A Koch
Cutaneous flushing is a common presenting complaint in endocrine disorders. The pathophysiology of flushing involves changes in cutaneous blood flow triggered by multiple intrinsic factors that are either related to physiology or disease. Flushing can be divided into episodic or persistent causes. Episodic flushing is mediated by the release of endogenous vasoactive mediators or medications, while persistent flushing results in a fixed facial erythema with telangiectasia and cyanosis due to slow-flowing deoxygenated blood in large cutaneous blood vessels...
September 2016: Reviews in Endocrine & Metabolic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832418/obesity-as-a-risk-factor-for-malignant-melanoma-and-non-melanoma-skin-cancer
#20
REVIEW
K Karimi, T H Lindgren, C A Koch, Robert T Brodell
The dramatic increases in incidence of both obesity and many cancers including skin cancer emphasize the need to better understand the pathophysiology of both conditions and their connections. Melanoma is considered the fastest growing cancer and rates of non-melanoma skin cancer have also increased over the last decade. The molecular mechanisms underlying the association between obesity and skin cancer are not clearly understood but emerging evidence points to changes in the tumor microenvironment including aberrant cell signaling and genomic instability in the chronic inflammatory state many obese individuals experience...
September 2016: Reviews in Endocrine & Metabolic Disorders
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