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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729151/standard-dose-pembrolizumab-in-combination-with-reduced-dose-ipilimumab-for-patients-with-advanced-melanoma-keynote-029-an-open-label-phase-1b-trial
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Georgina V Long, Victoria Atkinson, Jonathan S Cebon, Michael B Jameson, Bernie M Fitzharris, Catriona M McNeil, Andrew G Hill, Antoni Ribas, Michael B Atkins, John A Thompson, Wen-Jen Hwu, F Stephen Hodi, Alexander M Menzies, Alexander D Guminski, Richard Kefford, Benjamin Y Kong, Babak Tamjid, Archana Srivastava, Anna J Lomax, Mohammed Islam, Xinxin Shu, Scot Ebbinghaus, Nageatte Ibrahim, Matteo S Carlino
BACKGROUND: Reduced-dose nivolumab in combination with standard-dose ipilimumab improves objective response and progression-free survival compared with standard-dose ipilimumab alone, but increases toxicity. We assessed the safety and anti-tumour activity of standard-dose pembrolizumab in combination with reduced-dose ipilimumab. METHODS: In this open-label, phase 1b trial, we recruited patients from 12 medical centres in Australia, New Zealand, and the USA. Eligible patients were aged at least 18 years, had advanced melanoma, had an Eastern Coooperative Oncology Group performance status of 0 or 1, had measurable disease according to the Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST) version 1...
July 17, 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721126/the-thyroid-gland-in-postmenopausal-women-physiology-and-diseases
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REVIEW
Małgorzata Gietka-Czernel
The incidence of most thyroid diseases: hypothyroidism, nodular goitre, and cancer is highest among postmenopausal and elderly women. The diagnosis of thyroid dysfunction in this group of patients is difficult because the symptoms can be nonspecific or common with menopausal and ageing complaints. In the interpretation of thyroid function tests the physiological changes in secretion and metabolism of thyrotropin (TSH) and thyroid hormones must be considered, as well as the influence of comorbidities. Unrecognised thyroid dysfunction leads to increased: cardiovascular risk, bone fractures, cognitive impairment, depression, and mortality...
June 2017: Przeglad Menopauzalny, Menopause Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720593/vitamin-a-endocrine-tissues-and-hormones-interplay-and-interactions
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Julie Brossaud, Veronique Pallet, Jean-Benoit Corcuff
Vitamin A (retinol) is a micronutrient critical for cell proliferation and differentiation. In adults, vitamin A and metabolites such as retinoic acid (RA) play major roles in vision, immune and brain functions, and tissue remodelling and metabolism. This review presents the physiological interactions of retinoids and endocrine tissues and hormonal systems. Two endocrine systems have been particularly studied. In the pituitary, retinoids targets the corticotrophs with a possible therapeutic use in corticotropinomas...
July 18, 2017: Endocrine Connections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719055/endocrine-toxicity-of-immune-checkpoint-inhibitors-essential-crosstalk-between-endocrinologists-and-oncologists
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REVIEW
Frédéric Illouz, Claire Briet, Lucie Cloix, Yannick Le Corre, Nathalie Baize, Thierry Urban, Ludovic Martin, Patrice Rodien
Two types of immune checkpoint inhibitors, both antibodies that target cytotoxic T-lymphocyte antigen-4 and those that target programmed cell death-protein 1, have been approved for use in melanoma, non-small-cell lung cancer, and renal cell carcinoma as first-line or second-line therapy. Their adverse events are primarily regarded as immune-related adverse events. We felt it was important to pinpoint and discuss certain preconceptions or misconceptions regarding thyroid dysfunction, hypophysitis, and diabetes induced by immune checkpoint inhibitors...
July 18, 2017: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715040/-taste-dysfunction-dysgeusia-and-radioiodine-therapy-of-thyroid-cancer-be-aware-of-side-effects-by-antidepressants-and-sedatives
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Markus Dietlein, Alexander Drzezga
In addition to xerostomia, taste dysfunction (hypo-, dysgeusia) is an independent side effect of radioiodine therapy of thyroid cancer. Hypogeusia results from damage of the small mucous salivary glands in the vicinity of the taste buds. Particularly in those patients, who are treated with drugs such as antidepressants or sedatives, taste dysfunction becomes frequently clinically symptomatic. If feasible, therapy regimens bearing a potential risk for taste dysfunction should be switched. Additional damage to taste function should be minimalized, including cessation of smoking, change of agents for dental hygiene, and change of toothpaste...
July 17, 2017: Nuklearmedizin. Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713331/thyroid-stimulating-hormone-receptor-antibodies-in-pregnancy-clinical-relevance
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REVIEW
Ines Bucci, Cesidio Giuliani, Giorgio Napolitano
Graves' disease is the most common cause of thyrotoxicosis in women of childbearing age. Approximately 1% of pregnant women been treated before, or are being treated during pregnancy for Graves' hyperthyroidism. In pregnancy, as in not pregnant state, thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) receptor (TSHR) antibodies (TRAbs) are the pathogenetic hallmark of Graves' disease. TRAbs are heterogeneous for molecular and functional properties and are subdivided into activating (TSAbs), blocking (TBAbs), or neutral (N-TRAbs) depending on their effect on TSHR...
2017: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711308/the-impact-of-scopolamine-pretreatment-on-3-iodothyronamine-t1am-effects-on-memory-and-pain-in-mice
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Annunziatina Laurino, Ersilia Lucenteforte, Gaetano De Siena, Laura Raimondi
We previously demonstrated that 3-iodothyronamine (T1AM), a by-product of thyroid hormone metabolism, pharmacologically administered to mice acutely stimulated learning and memory acquisition and provided hyperalgesia with a mechanism which remains to be defined. We now aimed to investigate whether the T1AM effect on memory and pain was maintained in mice pre-treated with scopolamine, a non-selective muscarinic antagonist expected to induce amnesia and, possibly, hyperalgesia. Mice were pre-treated with scopolamine and, after 20min, injected intracerebroventricularly (i...
July 19, 2017: Hormones and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710779/association-between-thyroid-dysfunction-and-dysglycaemia-a-prospective-cohort-study
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C-H Chang, Y-C Yeh, S-R Shih, J-W Lin, L-M Chuang, J L Caffrey, Y-K Tu
AIMS: To compare the incidence of hyperglycaemia among participants with low, elevated and normal serum thyroid-stimulating hormone concentration, as well as the incidence of abnormal thyroid function test results among participants with normal blood glucose and those with hyperglycaemia. METHODS: In a prospective study, a cohort of 72 003 participants with normal, low and elevated serum thyroid-stimulating hormone concentration were followed from the study beginning to the first report of diabetes and prediabetes...
July 14, 2017: Diabetic Medicine: a Journal of the British Diabetic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710200/thyrotoxicosis-in-patients-with-hypothyroidism-is-not-just-overtreatment
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Punith Kempegowda, Ananth U Nayak
A 62-year-old Caucasian woman presented with hypothyroid symptoms and biochemical thyrotoxic picture. Previously, she underwent right-sided subtotal thyroidectomy and left partial thyroid lobectomy for thyroid lumps, and treated with thyroxine replacement for hypothyroidism. Although there were no significant findings on clinical examination, investigations confirmed thyrotoxicosis with positive autoimmunity against thyroid glandâ€"all in line with a diagnosis of Graves’ hyperthyroidism. We would like to highlight atypical presentations of thyroid dysfunction and conversion of underactive to overactive thyroid status with this case...
July 14, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705886/thyroid-status-quality-of-life-and-mental-health-in-patients-on-hemodialysis
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Connie M Rhee, Yanjun Chen, Amy S You, Steven M Brunelli, Csaba P Kovesdy, Matthew J Budoff, Gregory A Brent, Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, Danh V Nguyen
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: In the general population, there is increasing recognition of the effect of thyroid function on patient-centered outcomes, including health-related quality of life and depression. Although hypothyroidism is highly prevalent in hemodialysis patients, it is unknown whether thyroid status is a risk factor for impaired health-related quality of life or mental health in this population. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: We examined the association of thyroid status, defined by serum thyrotropin, with health-related quality of life and depressive symptoms over time in a prospective cohort of 450 patients on hemodialysis from 17 outpatient dialysis facilities from May of 2013 to May of 2015 who underwent protocolized thyrotropin testing, Short-Form 36 surveys, and Beck Depression Inventory-II questionnaires every 6 months...
July 13, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705700/incidental-primary-intradural-carcinoid-tumor-in-a-patient-with-lumbar-radiculopathy
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Stavros Koustais, Philip O'Halloran, Alfrazdaq Hassan, Francesca Brett, Steven Young
BACKGROUND: Carcinoid tumors are neuroendocrine neoplasms derived from enterochromaffin cells. Central nervous system involvement is rare. The reported cases include metastases to brain or spinal cord, as well as primary skeletal or extradural disease resulting in compressive myelo-radiculopathy. There are two previously reported cases of primary intradural extramedullary carcinoid tumor, presenting with compressive symptoms. We report the first case of primary incidental intradural extramedullary carcinoid tumor...
July 10, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704192/risk-factors-for-postpartum-thyroid-dysfunction-in-euthyroid-women-prior-to-pregnancy
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Boyan I Nonchev, Antoaneta V Argatska, Blagovest K Pehlivanov, Maria M Orbetzova
BACKGROUND: Thyroid dysfunction is common during the postpartum and the predisposing factors for its development are considered specific for the population studied. The aim of this study was to evaluate the risk factors for the occurrence of postpartum thyroid dysfunction (PPTD) in euthyroid women prior to pregnancy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty-five women with PPTD and 55 age-matched euthyroid postpartum women from Plovdiv, Bulgaria were included in the study. TSH, FT4, FT3, TPOAb, TgAb, TRAb were measured and ultrasound evaluation of the thyroid was performed in the first trimester of pregnancy and during the postpartum...
June 1, 2017: Folia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698747/association-among-thyroid-dysfunction-asthma-allergic-rhinitis-and-eczema-in-children-with-alopecia-areata
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Javad Ghaffari, Ghasem Rahmatpour Rokni, Armaghan Kazeminejad, Hosein Abedi
BACKGROUND: Alopecia areata is a non-scarring hair loss, which typically starts quickly. Atopy is one of the possible predisposing risk factors for this condition. AIM: This study aimed to evaluate the prevalence of thyroid disease, atopic dermatitis and allergic diseases in children with alopecia areata and compare the results with healthy individuals. METHODS: This case-control study was conducted on 50 patients with alopecia areata, diagnosed by a dermatologist, and 150 healthy individuals as the control group...
June 15, 2017: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694701/high-levels-of-nesfatin-1-in-relation-to-the-dysfunction-of-the-hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal-and-hypothalamus-pituitary-thyroid-axes-in-depressed-patients-with-subclinical-hypothyroidism
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Ya-Yun Xu, Jun Liang, Yin Cao, Feng Shan, Yang Liu, Qing-Rong Xia
Despite the increasing amount of evidence suggesting a relationship between depression and subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH), the exact mechanism underlying this relationship remains unclear. The main purpose of this study was to investigate the roles of plasma Nesfatin-1 levels and dysfunction of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) and hypothalamus-pituitary-thyroid (HPT) axes in the comorbidity of depression and SCH. Dysfunctions of the HPA and HPT axes were detected by measuring plasma corticosterone and thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) concentrations, respectively...
2017: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689680/is-low-iodine-a-risk-factor-for-cardiovascular-disease-in-americans-without-thyroid-dysfunction-findings-from-nhanes
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H V Tran, N A Erskine, C I Kiefe, B A Barton, K L Lapane, V T H Do, R J Goldberg
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Low body iodine levels are associated with cardiovascular disease, in part through alterations in thyroid function. While this association suggested from animal studies, it lacks supportive evidence in humans. This study examined the association between urine iodine levels and presence of coronary artery disease (CAD) and stroke in adults without thyroid dysfunction. METHODS AND RESULTS: This cross-sectional study included 2440 adults (representing a weighted n = 91,713,183) aged ≥40 years without thyroid dysfunction in the nationally-representative 2007-2012 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey...
June 15, 2017: Nutrition, Metabolism, and Cardiovascular Diseases: NMCD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680307/thyroid-function-and-ultrasonography-abnormalities-in-lithium-treated-bipolar-patients-a-cross-sectional-study-with-healthy-controls
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Özlem Kuman Tunçel, Fisun Akdeniz, Süha Süreyya Özbek, Gülgün Kavukçu, Gökçen Ünal Kocabaş
INTRODUCTION: Lithium has many effects on thyroid physiology. Although these side effects have been known for a long time, large sample studies of lithium-treated patients using ultrasonography are lacking. The aim of this study is to investigate the detailed thyroid morphologies, hormone levels, and antibodies of lithium-treated patients compared with healthy controls. METHODS: This cross-sectional study involved 84 lithium-treated patients with bipolar disorder and 65 gender and age similar controls who had never been exposed to lithium...
June 2017: Noro Psikiyatri Arsivi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676242/early-clinics-of-the-cardiac-forms-of-chagas-disease-discovery-and-study-of-original-medical-files-1909-1915
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Gabriel Gachelin, Reinaldo B Bestetti
We have uncovered 80 medical files corresponding to original cases of Chagas' disease used for the classical description of the acute and cardiac forms of the disease. Sixty of them were diagnosed cardiac forms of the disease. The detailed clinical description of these 60 files is in excellent agreement with the nosography of progressive heart disease given by Chagas in his original 1922 paper. The reports we had access to, characterize a novel form of cardiac disease, dominated by progressive AV block, enlargement and displacement of the heart and sudden death, in relatively young adults including juveniles...
June 30, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674524/psoriasis-psoriatic-arthritis-and-thyroid-autoimmunity
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REVIEW
Ilaria Ruffilli, Francesca Ragusa, Salvatore Benvenga, Roberto Vita, Alessandro Antonelli, Poupak Fallahi, Silvia Martina Ferrari
Psoriasis (PsO) is a chronic relapsing/remitting autoimmune skin disease, associated with an increased risk of other autoimmune disorders. Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is a chronic inflammatory arthritis occurring approximately in 30% of PsO patients. Sporadic cases of association between PsO and autoimmune thyroid disorders (AITDs) have been reported. However, two different recent studies did not find any association between them. In patients with PsO and PsA, an association with AITD has been shown by most of the studies in adults, but not in the juvenile form...
2017: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671443/subclinical-hyperthyroidism-when-to-consider-treatment
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Ines Donangelo, Se Young Suh
Subclinical hyperthyroidism is defined by a low or undetectable serum thyroid-stimulating hormone level, with normal free thyroxine and total or free triiodothyronine levels. It can be caused by increased endogenous production of thyroid hormone (e.g., in Graves disease, toxic nodular goiter, or transient thyroiditis), by administration of thyroid hormone to treat malignant thyroid disease, or by unintentional excessive replacement therapy. The prevalence of subclinical hyperthyroidism in the general population is about 1% to 2%; however, it may be higher in iodinedeficient areas...
June 1, 2017: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670537/the-serological-and-biochemical-markers-of-adrenal-cortex-and-endocrine-pancreas-dysfunction-in-patients-with-hashimoto-s-thyroiditis-a-hospital-based-pilot-study
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Jaya Prakash Sahoo, Jayakumar Selviambigapathy, Sadishkumar Kamalanathan, V S Negi, M G Sridhar, Sitanshu Sekhar Kar, Muthupillai Vivekanandan
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of both islet cell and adrenal autoimmunity among Asian Indian hypothyroidism patients with Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT) is lacking in literature. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to assess the proportion of Addison's disease (AD) and type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) in patients with HT. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The patients with hypothyroidism due to HT were included in this study over 2 years. Primary hypothyroidism was defined as high serum thyroid-stimulating hormone (>5...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
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