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Reviews in Endocrine & Metabolic Disorders

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127554/is-there-any-role-for-minimally-invasive-surgery-in-net
#1
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M Thomaschewski, H Neeff, T Keck, H P H Neumann, T Strate, E von Dobschuetz
Neuroendocrine tumors (NET) represent the variability of almost benign lesions either secreting hormones occurring as a single lesion up to malignant lesions with metastatic potential. Treatment of NET is usually performed by surgical resection. Due to the rarity of NET, surgical treatment is mainly based on the experience and recommendations of experts and less on the basis of prospective randomized studies. In addition, the development and establishment of new surgical procedures is made more difficult by their rarity...
November 11, 2017: Reviews in Endocrine & Metabolic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110236/correction-to-x-linked-hypophosphatemia-and-growth
#2
R Fuente, H Gil-Peña, D Claramunt-Taberner, O Hernández, A Fernández-Iglesias, L Alonso-Durán, E Rodríguez-Rubio, F Santos
The authors of the article would like to note an error in the acknowledgements section of this paper.
November 7, 2017: Reviews in Endocrine & Metabolic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080935/echocardiography-in-functional-midgut-neuroendocrine-tumors-when-and-how-often
#3
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Javier G Castillo, Tara Naib, Jerome S Zacks, David H Adams
The management of patients with midgut neuroendocrine tumors (MNET) is rapidly evolving. Current preoperative detection rates of primary tumor sites are higher than ever and progression-free survival in patients with already advanced disease is expanding due to the implementation of novel efficacious treatment strategies. This survival benefit may potentially translate into a need for a multidisciplinary approach to an even more heterogenous variety of clinical conditions, among these, carcinoid syndrome (CS) and carcinoid heart disease (CHD)...
October 28, 2017: Reviews in Endocrine & Metabolic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28975561/liver-transarterial-embolizations-in-metastatic-neuroendocrine-tumors
#4
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Louis de Mestier, Magaly Zappa, Olivia Hentic, Valérie Vilgrain, Philippe Ruszniewski
The management of patients with well-differentiated neuroendocrine tumors (NET) and non-resectable liver metastases is challenging. Liver-directed transarterial embolization (TAE), transarterial chemo-embolization (TACE) and selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT) have a place of choice among other treatment modalities. However, their utilization relies on a low level of proof, due to the lack of prospective data, the absence of comparative studies and considerable heterogeneity between local practices...
October 3, 2017: Reviews in Endocrine & Metabolic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965289/when-should-genetic-testing-be-performed-in-patients-with-neuroendocrine-tumours
#5
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Triona O'Shea, Maralyn Druce
Neuroendocrine tumours (NETs) are a heterogenous group of tumours arising from neuroendocrine cells in several sites around the body. They include tumours of the gastroenteropancreatic system, phaeochromocytoma and paraganglioma and medullary thyroid cancer. In recent years, it has become increasingly apparent that a number of these tumours arise as a result of germline genetic mutations and are inherited in an autosomal dominant pattern. The number of genes implicated is increasing rapidly. Identifying which patients are likely to have a germline mutation enables clinicians to counsel patients adequately about their future disease risk, and allows for earlier detection of at-risk patients through family screening...
September 30, 2017: Reviews in Endocrine & Metabolic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916903/merkel-cell-carcinoma-epidemiology-pathogenesis-diagnosis-and-therapy
#6
REVIEW
Teresa Amaral, Ulrike Leiter, Claus Garbe
Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is a rare and aggressive skin cancer with a neuroendocrine phenotype. Incidence varies according to the geographic regions but is overall increasing. Different risk factors have been identified namely advanced age, immunosuppression, and ultraviolet light exposure. An association between MCC and polyomavirus infection is known. However, the exact mechanism that leads to carcinogenesis is yet to be fully understood. Surgery when feasible is the recommended treatment for localized disease, followed by adjuvant radiation or chemoradiation...
September 16, 2017: Reviews in Endocrine & Metabolic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890993/chemotherapy-in-nets-when-and-how
#7
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Anna Angelousi, Gregory Kaltsas, Anna Koumarianou, Martin O Weickert, Ashley Grossman
The majority of neuroendocrine tumours (NETs) are well-differentiated tumours that follow an indolent course, in contrast to a minority of poorly differentiated neuroendocrine carcinomas (NECs) which exhibit an aggressive course and assocaited with an overall short survival. Although surgery is the only curative treatment for NETs it is not always feasible,necessitating the application of other therapies including chemotherapy. Streptozotocin (STZ)-based regimens have long been used for advanced or metastatic well-to-moderately differentiated (G1-G2) NETs, especially those originating from the pancreas (pNETs)...
September 11, 2017: Reviews in Endocrine & Metabolic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871510/cyto-histology-in-net-what-is-necessary-today-and-what-is-the-future
#8
REVIEW
Frediano Inzani, Gianluigi Petrone, Guido Fadda, Guido Rindi
The carcinoid as originally described is part of the relatively large family of neuroendocrine neoplasia found in almost every organ. Historical reasons back their current definitions. Neuroendocrine cancer is most frequently observed in the lung and the digestive tract. In the lung is defined as carcinoid (typical and atypical) for well differentiated, low to intermediate grade, and small cell and large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma for poorly differentiated, high grade. In the digestive system are respectively defined as neuroendocrine tumor (NET) and neuroendocrine carcinoma (NEC) of small and large cell types...
September 5, 2017: Reviews in Endocrine & Metabolic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868578/management-of-pulmonary-neuroendocrine-tumors
#9
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Robert A Ramirez, Aman Chauhan, Juan Gimenez, Katharine E H Thomas, Ioni Kokodis, Brianne A Voros
Neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) of the lung are divided into 4 major types: small cell lung cancer (SCLC), large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma (LCNEC), atypical carcinoid (AC) or typical carcinoid (TC). Each classification has distinctly different treatment paradigms, making an accurate initial diagnosis essential. The inconsistent clinical presentation of this disease, however, makes this difficult. The objective of this manuscript is to detail the diagnosis and management of the well differentiated pulmonary carcinoid (PC) tumors...
September 4, 2017: Reviews in Endocrine & Metabolic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667465/the-role-of-vitamin-d-in-male-fertility-a-focus-on-the-testis
#10
REVIEW
Cristina de Angelis, Mariano Galdiero, Claudia Pivonello, Francesco Garifalos, Davide Menafra, Federica Cariati, Ciro Salzano, Giacomo Galdiero, Mariangela Piscopo, Alfonso Vece, Annamaria Colao, Rosario Pivonello
In the last decade, vitamin D has emerged as a pleiotropic molecule with a multitude of autocrine, paracrine and endocrine functions, mediated by classical genomic as well as non-classical non-genomic actions, on multiple target organs and systems. The expression of vitamin D receptor and vitamin D metabolizing enzymes in male reproductive system, particularly in the testis, suggests the occurrence of vitamin D synthesis and regulation as well as function in the testis. The role of vitamin D in the modulation of testis functions, including hormone production and spermatogenesis, has been investigated in animals and humans...
September 2017: Reviews in Endocrine & Metabolic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281103/current-evidence-on-vitamin-d-deficiency-and-kidney-transplant-what-s-new
#11
REVIEW
Gerardo Sarno, Riccardo Nappi, Barbara Altieri, Giacomo Tirabassi, Emanuele Muscogiuri, Gianmaria Salvio, Stavroula A Paschou, Aristide Ferrara, Enrico Russo, Daniela Vicedomini, Cerbone Vincenzo, Andromachi Vryonidou, Silvia Della Casa, Giancarlo Balercia, Francesco Orio, Paride De Rosa
Kidney transplant is the treatment of choice for end-stage chronic kidney disease. Kidneys generate 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D (calcitriol) from 25-hydroxyvitamin D (calcidiol) for circulation in the blood to regulate calcium levels. Transplant patients with low calcidiol levels have an increased risk of metabolic and endocrine problems, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes mellitus, poor graft survival, bone disorders, cancer, and mortality rate. The recommended calcidiol level after transplant is at least 30 ng/mL (75 nmol/L), which could require 1000-3000 IU/d vitamin D3 to achieve...
September 2017: Reviews in Endocrine & Metabolic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214921/vitamin-d-administration-during-pregnancy-as-prevention-for-pregnancy-neonatal-and-postnatal-complications
#12
REVIEW
Carol L Wagner, Bruce W Hollis, Kalliopi Kotsa, Hana Fakhoury, Spyridon N Karras
Pregnancy represents a time of rapid bodily change, which includes physical proportions, physiology and responsibility. At this context, maternal vitamin D stores have been the objective of extensive scientific research during the last decades, focusing on their potential effects on maternal an neonatal health. A growing body of observational studies indicated that maternal hypovitaminosis D (as defined by maternal 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] levels <20 ng/ml or <50 nmol/l) is a significant risk factor for adverse neonatal outcomes including asthma, multiple sclerosis and other neurological disorders...
September 2017: Reviews in Endocrine & Metabolic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102491/shedding-new-light-on-female-fertility-the-role-of-vitamin-d
#13
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...
September 2017: Reviews in Endocrine & Metabolic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092021/sunshine-vitamin-and-thyroid
#14
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)...
September 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
#15
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...
September 2017: Reviews in Endocrine & Metabolic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032296/vitamin-d-musculoskeletal-health
#16
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...
September 2017: Reviews in Endocrine & Metabolic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27761790/adrenal-disorders-is-there-any-role-for-vitamin-d
#17
REVIEW
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...
September 2017: Reviews in Endocrine & Metabolic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551827/new-light-on-an-old-vitamin-the-role-of-the-sunshine-vitamin-d-in-chronic-disease
#18
EDITORIAL
Christian A Koch
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Reviews in Endocrine & Metabolic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550364/new-light-on-an-old-vitamin-the-role-of-the-sunshine-vitamin-d-in-chronic-disease
#19
EDITORIAL
Giovanna Muscogiuri
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Reviews in Endocrine & Metabolic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516265/the-vitamin-d-deficiency-pandemic-approaches-for-diagnosis-treatment-and-prevention
#20
REVIEW
Michael F Holick
Vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency is a global health issue that afflicts more than one billion children and adults worldwide. The consequences of vitamin D deficiency cannot be under estimated. There has been an association of vitamin D deficiency with a myriad of acute and chronic illnesses including preeclampsia, childhood dental caries, periodontitis, autoimmune disorders, infectious diseases, cardiovascular disease, deadly cancers, type 2 diabetes and neurological disorders. This review is to put into perspective the controversy surrounding the definition for vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency as well as providing guidance for how to treat and prevent vitamin D deficiency...
June 2017: Reviews in Endocrine & Metabolic Disorders
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