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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819359/screening-for-cushing-syndrome-at-the-primary-care-level-what-every-general-practitioner-must-know
#1
REVIEW
Ernest Yorke, Yacoba Atiase, Josephine Akpalu, Osei Sarfo-Kantanka
Cushing's syndrome is a rare entity, and a high index of suspicion is needed for screening in a primary care setting. The clinical awareness of the primary care physician (PCP) to the highly indicative signs and symptoms such as facial plethora, proximal myopathy, reddish purple striae, and easy bruisability should alert him to look for biochemical evidence of Cushing's syndrome through any of the first-line screening tests, namely, 24-hour urinary free cortisol, overnight dexamethasone suppression test, or late-night salivary cortisol...
2017: International Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808444/association-of-sudoscan-values-with-vibration-perception-threshold-in-chinese-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
#2
Xiaoming Zhu, Fei Mao, Siying Liu, Hangping Zheng, Bin Lu, Yiming Li
AIMS/INTRODUCTION: SUDOSCAN has been proved to be an efficient method in detecting diabetic microvascular complications. In this study, we determine to detect the possible relationship between vibration perception threshold (VPT) and cardiac autonomic neuropathy (CAN) values produced by SUDOSCAN. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 920 Chinese patients with T2DM were enrolled in the study. Spearman correlation analysis and multivariate regression analysis were performed to determine the relation between CAN and VPT values...
2017: International Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808443/angiotensin-converting-enzyme-inhibition-and-parathyroid-hormone-secretion
#3
Sarah Zaheer, Jenifer M Brown, Molly Connors, Jonathan S Williams, Gail K Adler, Anand Vaidya
BACKGROUND: Prior studies suggest that renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) inhibitors decrease parathyroid hormone (PTH) secretion. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEi) on serum PTH in participants with and without primary hyperparathyroidism (P-HPT). METHODS: An open-label, single-arm, pilot study whereby participants with and without P-HPT had PTH were evaluated before and after 1 week of maximally tolerated lisinopril therapy...
2017: International Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791047/central-precocious-puberty-and-response-to-gnrha-therapy-in-children-with-cerebral-palsy-and-moderate-to-severe-motor-impairment-data-from-a-longitudinal-case-control-multicentre-italian-study
#4
Patrizia Bruzzi, Maria Francesca Messina, Alessandra Bartoli, Barbara Predieri, Laura Lucaccioni, Simona Filomena Madeo, Alberto Verrotti, Filippo De Luca, Lorenzo Iughetti
BACKGROUND: Children affected by neurodevelopmental disability could experience early pubertal changes at least 20 times more than the general population. Limited data about central precocious puberty (CPP) among children affected by cerebral palsy (CP) are available. METHODS: This is a longitudinal, observational, retrospective, case-control study involving 22 children affected by CPP and CP (group A), 22 paired with CP but without CPP (group B), and 22 children with CPP without CP...
2017: International Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791046/corrigendum-to-fracture-risk-in-type-2-diabetes-current-perspectives-and-gender-differences
#5
Giuseppina T Russo, Annalisa Giandalia, Elisabetta L Romeo, Nunziata Morabito, Marco Muscianisi, Maria Concetta Ruffo, Antonino Catalano, Domenico Cucinotta
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1155/2016/1615735.].
2017: International Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761442/effects-of-exercise-training-on-fat-loss-and-lean-mass-gain-in-mexican-american-and-korean-premenopausal-women
#6
Shenghui Wu, Kyung-Shin Park, Joseph B McCormick
We investigated the effect of exercise training on body composition change in women. Nineteen Mexican-American and 18 Korean premenopausal overweight/obese women were randomized into one of the following groups: control, low-intensity training group (LI), and high-intensity training group (HI). Subjects completed 12 weeks of training at 50-56% maximal oxygen consumption (LI) or 65-70% maximal oxygen consumption (HI). Body composition components were measured at baseline and after training using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry for Mexican-Americans, while whole-body composition was measured by the direct segmental multifrequency bioelectrical impedance analysis and abdominal fat was measured by single-slice computed tomography for Koreans...
2017: International Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751911/corrigendum-to-male-osteoporosis-in-the-elderly
#7
Patrizia D'Amelio, Giovanni Carlo Isaia
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1155/2015/907689.].
2017: International Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751910/corrigendum-to-the-alliance-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-bone-and-diabetes
#8
Nicola Napoli, Rocky Strollo, Angela Paladini, Silvia I Briganti, Paolo Pozzilli, Sol Epstein
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1155/2014/690783.].
2017: International Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744311/type-2-diabetes-and-cardiovascular-risk-in-women-2016
#9
EDITORIAL
Alexandra Kautzky-Willer, Giovannella Baggio, Maria Chiara Rossi, Annunziata Lapolla, Giuseppina T Russo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: International Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744310/elevated-squamous-cell-carcinoma-antigen-cytokeratin-19-fragment-and-carcinoembryonic-antigen-levels-in-diabetic-nephropathy
#10
Jianzhong Chen, Feng Tao, Bin Zhang, Qingguang Chen, Yan Qiu, Qian Luo, Yanna Gen, Jiali Meng, Jue Zhang, Hao Lu
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to explore whether squamous cell carcinoma antigen (SCC), cytokeratin 19 fragment (Cyfra21-1), neuron-specific enolase (NSE), and carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) are elevated in diabetic nephropathy (DN) and the association between urinary albumin-to-creatinine ratio (UACR) and tumor markers in diabetic patients. METHODS: Nondialysis patients with diabetes (n = 261) and 90 healthy controls were enrolled. DN was defined as an UACR ≥ 30 mg/g in the absence of a urinary tract infection or other renal abnormalities...
2017: International Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744309/gh-responsiveness-to-combined-gh-releasing-hormone-and-arginine-administration-in-obese-patients-with-fibromyalgia-syndrome
#11
Antonello E Rigamonti, Graziano Grugni, Marco Arreghini, Paolo Capodaglio, Alessandra De Col, Fiorenza Agosti, Alessandro Sartorio
Reportedly, fibromyalgia (FM) is frequently associated with reduced IGF-1 levels and GH hyporesponsiveness to different GH stimulation tests. Since there is a high prevalence of obesity in FM, and obesity itself is characterized by hyposomatotropism, the aim of this study was to assess IGF-1 levels and GH responsiveness in sixteen severely obese women suffering from FM, who, subdivided into two subgroups on the basis of their age-dependent IGF-1 values (> or <-2 SDS), underwent the combined GHRH plus arginine test...
2017: International Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740508/hydrogen-sulfide-inhibits-high-glucose-induced-sflt-1-production-via-decreasing-adam17-expression-in-3t3-l1-adipocytes
#12
Tian-Xiao Hu, Gang Wang, Wei Wu, Lu Gao, Qing-Ying Tan, Jing Wang
Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) has recently been identified as an endogenous gaseous signaling molecule. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of H2S on high glucose- (HG-) induced ADAM17 expression and sFlt-1 production in 3T3-L1 adipocytes. Firstly, we found that HG DMEM upregulated the expression of ADAM17 and production of sFlt-1 in 3T3-L1 adipocytes. Knocking down ADAM17 attenuated the effect of high glucose on sFlt-1 production in adipocytes. HG decreased the expression of CSE and 3-MST, as well as the endogenous H2S production...
2017: International Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740507/mir-195-inhibits-tumor-growth-and-metastasis-in-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma-cell-lines-by-targeting-ccnd1-and-fgf2
#13
Yali Yin, Shubin Hong, Shuang Yu, Yanrui Huang, Shuwei Chen, Yujie Liu, Quan Zhang, Yanbing Li, Haipeng Xiao
BACKGROUND: MicroRNA (miRNA) dysregulation was commonly seen in papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC), and miR-195 was verified to be downregulated in PTC by the large data set analysis from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA). Our study aimed to explore the biological functions and the underlying molecular mechanisms of miR-195 in PTC. METHODS: The relative expression of miR-195 and its target genes were assessed by quantitative RT-PCR assay in 38 pairs of PTC and the adjacent thyroid tissues...
2017: International Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717365/behavioural-problems-in-children-with-46xy-disorders-of-sex-development
#14
Nalini M Selveindran, Syed Zulkifli Syed Zakaria, Muhammad Yazid Jalaludin, Rahmah Rasat
The aim of this study is to determine the behavioural problems of children with 46XY disorders of sex development (DSD) with genital ambiguity and to identify the risk factors that may influence behaviour. The 27 participants (aged 6-18 years) consisted of 21 patients raised as boys and 6 patients raised as girls. Control data were obtained from a representative sibling of each patient who was matched for age and gender. The study tool used was the Child Behaviour Checklist (CBCL), which is a parent-administered questionnaire...
2017: International Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717364/serum-free-thyroxine-levels-were-associated-with-pulmonary-hypertension-and-pulmonary-artery-systolic-pressure-in-euthyroid-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease
#15
Bingjie Wu, Jingjing Jiang, Minghui Gui, Lin Liu, Qiqige Aleteng, Shanshan Wang, Xiaojing Liu, Yan Ling, Xin Gao
The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between thyroid hormone levels, pulmonary hypertension (PH), and pulmonary artery systolic pressure (PASP) in euthyroid patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). A cross-sectional study was conducted in individuals who underwent coronary angiography and were diagnosed as CAD from March 2013 to November 2013. 811 subjects (185 women and 626 men) were included in this study. PASP was measured by transthoracic Doppler echocardiography. 86 patients were diagnosed as PH and had significantly higher free thyroxine (FT4) levels than those without PH...
2017: International Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713424/prolonged-survival-of-subcutaneous-allogeneic-islet-graft-by-donor-chimerism-without-immunosuppressive-treatment
#16
Brend Ray-Sea Hsu, Shin-Huei Fu, Aline Yen Ling Wang
The aim of this study was to investigate whether tolerance-induced protection of islets in the renal subcapsular space can also prevent subcutaneous allogeneic islets from being rejected. We used bone marrow stem cells from C57BL/6 (H2(b)) mice to construct donor chimerism in conditioned diabetic BALB/c (H2(d)) mice and investigated the effect of donor chimerism on engraftment and survival of subcutaneously transplanted allogeneic islets in streptozotocin-induced diabetic mice. We also studied the anti-inflammatory effect of mesenchymal stem cell on islet engraftment...
2017: International Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702053/etiology-of-hypopituitarism-in-adult-patients-the-experience-of-a-single-center-database-in-the-serbian-population
#17
M Doknić, S Pekić, D Miljić, I Soldatović, V Popović, M Stojanović, M Petakov
There are only a few published studies related to the population-based etiology of hypopituitarism. New risks for developing hypopituitarism have been recognized in the last 10 years. Aim. To present data regarding the etiology of hypopituitarism collected in a tertiary center over the last decade. This is a cross-sectional database study. Patients and Methods. We included 512 patients (pts) with hypopituitarism, with a mean age of 45.9 ± 1.7 yrs (range: 18-82; male: 57.9%). Results. Nonfunctional pituitary adenomas were presented in 205 pts (40...
2017: International Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702052/serum-concentrations-of-betatrophin-and-its-association-with-indirect-indices-of-insulin-resistance-and-beta-cell-function-in-women-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
#18
Agnieszka Adamska, Agnieszka Łebkowska, Małgorzata Jacewicz, Anna Krentowska, Justyna Hryniewicka, Sławomir Wołczyński, Maria Górska, Irina Kowalska
INTRODUCTION: Data underline the role of betatrophin in glucose homeostasis. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is characterized by insulin resistance (IR). The aim of our study was to investigate the relationship of serum betatrophin concentrations with indirect indices of IR and insulin secretion in women with PCOS, compared to the control group. METHODS: The study group comprised 43 women with PCOS and 16 controls. IR was assessed by HOMA-IR and Matsuda index. Insulin secretion was evaluated with HOMA-B...
2017: International Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676825/comment-on-assessment-of-bone-mineral-density-in-male-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-by-dxa-and-quantitative-computed-tomography
#19
COMMENT
Jose M Moran, Juan D Pedrera Zamorano
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: International Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676824/prognostic-impact-of-mir-224-and-ras-mutations-in-medullary-thyroid-carcinoma
#20
Elisabetta Cavedon, Susi Barollo, Loris Bertazza, Gianmaria Pennelli, Francesca Galuppini, Sara Watutantrige-Fernando, Simona Censi, Maurizio Iacobone, Clara Benna, Federica Vianello, Stefania Zovato, Davide Nacamulli, Caterina Mian
Little is known about the function of microRNA-224 (miR-224) in medullary thyroid cancer (MTC). This study investigated the role of miR-224 expression in MTC and correlated it with mutation status in sporadic MTCs. A consecutive series of 134 MTCs were considered. Patients had a sporadic form in 80% of cases (107/134). In this group, REarranged during transfection (RET) and rat sarcoma (RAS) mutation status were assessed by direct sequencing in the tumor tissues. Quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction was used to quantify mature hsa-miR-224 in tumor tissue...
2017: International Journal of Endocrinology
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