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A Lazaridis, M E Drosou, A Fontalis, E Prousali, S E Hadwe, O Giouleme, K Petidis
INTRODUCTION: Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease of the small intestine which occurs in genetically predisposed people of all ages. A large clinical spectrum of manifestations accompanies the onset of the disease with diarrhoea, flatulence and weight loss being the most common. However, findings like osteoporosis, iron deficiency, anaemia and hypocalcaemia could also insinuate the existence of the disease. CASE PRESENTATION: We report the case of a 55-year-old man with numbness and tingling of the upper extremities due to hypocalcaemia that proved to be an uncommon case of celiac disease...
October 16, 2016: Scottish Medical Journal
Mohd Ashraf Ganie, Nishant Raizada, Himika Chawla, Arun Kumar Singh, Sandeep Aggarwala, Chandra Sekhar Bal
Primary hyperparathyroidism, typically a disease of the middle aged and the old, is less commonly seen in children. In children the disease has a bimodal age distribution with calcium sensing receptor mutation presenting in infancy as hypercalcemic crises and parathyroid adenoma or hyperplasia presenting later in childhood with bone disease. The childhood parathyroid adenomas are often familial with multiglandular disease and manifest with severe bone disease unlike adults. We report a series of four male patients with juvenile primary hyperparathyroidism, three of whom presented with bone disease masquerading as rickets-osteomalacia...
October 1, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
Gemma Marcucci, Giuseppe Della Pepa, Maria Luisa Brandi
INTRODUCTION: Hypoparathyroidism is a rare endocrine disorder characterized by hypocalcaemia and hyperphosphatemia, due to absent or inappropriately low parathyroid hormone levels. For management of chronic hypoparathyroidism, current treatment options involve oral calcium and vitamin D. This standard treatment cannot resolve all problematic aspects of the disease, such as abnormal bone remodeling and reduced quality of life, and is associated with long-term complications, including nephrolithiasis, nephrocalcinosis, renal impairment, cataracts and cerebral calcifications...
November 2016: Expert Opinion on Biological Therapy
Paolo Del Rio, Piercosimo Nisi, Sara Benedicenti, Elisa Bertocchi, Enrico Luzietti, Mario Sianesi
AIM: To evaluate the learning curve in the use of intraoperative neuromonitoring of recurrent laryngeal nerve and vagus in thyroid surgery. MATERIALS OF THE STUDY: We analyzed 140 pts treated consecutively for thyroid disease. All the patients were neuromonitored with Intraoperative neuromonitoring of recurrent laryngeal nerve and vagus. We divided these patients in 7 groups to collect the adverse events during our learning curve. RESULTS: We monitored consecutively 271 nerves...
2016: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia
Jessica Chen, Peter Smerdely
: Hypocalcaemia following denosumab therapy can be observed in older adults. This is more common if their pre-treatment corrected serum calcium concentrations are less than 2.28 mmol/L. Denosumab remains a safe treatment in older people but we recommend a cautious approach in people at risk. INTRODUCTION: Previous studies have indicated that denosumab, an anti-RANK ligand (RANKL) monoclonal antibody, for treatment of osteoporosis is well-tolerated. There is little data specifically regarding its adverse effect profile in a hospitalised older person...
September 28, 2016: Osteoporosis International
Lidia Urbón López de Linares, Cristina Crespo Soto, Luis Cuellar Olmedo, Maria Piedra León
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November 2016: Endocrinología y Nutrición: órgano de la Sociedad Española de Endocrinología y Nutrición
Fadil M Hannan, Valerie N Babinsky, Rajesh V Thakker
The extracellular calcium (Ca(2+) o)-sensing receptor (CaSR) is a family C G protein-coupled receptor, which detects alterations in Ca(2+) o concentrations and modulates parathyroid hormone secretion and urinary calcium excretion. The central role of the CaSR in Ca(2+) o homeostasis has been highlighted by the identification of mutations affecting the CASR gene on chromosome 3q21.1. Loss-of-function CASR mutations cause familial hypocalciuric hypercalcaemia (FHH), whereas gain-of-function mutations lead to autosomal dominant hypocalcaemia (ADH)...
October 2016: Journal of Molecular Endocrinology
Liang-Sen Liu, Jia Liang, Jun-Hong Li, Xue Liu, Li Jiang, Jian-Xiong Long, Yue-Ming Jiang, Zhi-Xiao Wei
Although there have been many studies identifying clinical and pathologic factors that may predict central lymph node metastases (CLNM) in papillary thyroid microcarcinoma (PTMC) patients without clinically cervical lymph node metastasis (cN0), the results were inconsistent. And whether prophylactic central lymph node dissection (pCLND) should be performed in cN0 PTMC remains controversial. The EMBASE, PubMed, MEDLINE and the Cochrane Library were searched until Oct 2015 to identify relevant studies. Primary outcomes were clinical and pathologic factors for CLNM...
September 19, 2016: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
Sabina Patel, Girish Rayanagoudar, Susan Gelding
Magnesium is the second most abundant intracellular cation and plays an essential role in neuronal, skeletal and cardiac tissue. Hypomagnesaemia can cause hypocalcaemia by inhibiting parathyroid hormone release and inducing resistance at its receptor sites. Untreated hypomagnesaemia can lead to tetany, recurrent seizures, status epilepticus and life-threatening arrhythmias. Primary hypomagnesaemia with secondary hypocalcaemia (HSH) is a rare metabolic disorder of intestinal magnesium absorption. The condition typically presents in the neonatal period with neuromuscular excitability and seizures refractory to antiepileptic therapy...
2016: BMJ Case Reports
G Zhu, X Zou
Objective: To explore the impact of three different surgery routes for thyroid cancer on the function of parathyroid. Methods: Three groups were included: group A-gland lobe removal of one side + ipsilateral lymph nodes dissection at the central neck area (n = 62); group B-total thyroid removal + unilateral lymph nodes dissection at neck IV area with/without ipsilateral dissection of neck II-V area (n = 193); group C-total thyroid removal + bilateral neck VI dissections with/without lymph nodes dissection of ipsilateral neck II-V area (n = 60)...
December 18, 2015: West Indian Medical Journal
Chakor S Vora, Niteen D Karnik, Vishal Gupta, Milind Y Nadkar, Jaimala V Shetye
INTODUCTION: An increasing number of patients require mechanical ventilation and there has been a proportional increase in patients needing prolonged mechanical ventilation (ventilated for ≥ 21 days, for atleast 6 hours per day). It accounts for about 10% of all mechanically ventilated patients. Although these patients represent a smaller proportion of intensive care unit (ICU) patients, they consume substantial ICU resources. We studied etiology, metabolic and clinical profile, complications and outcome of these patients...
October 2015: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
Abdulla Watad, Shmuel Tiosano, Shir Azrielant, Aaron Whitby, Doron Comaneshter, Arnon D Cohen, Yehuda Shoenfeld, Howard Amital
OBJECTIVES: Several reports have indicated an association between systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and low levels of vitamin D. We examined several blood work parameters in SLE patients and controls and performed an extensive data analysis in order to investigate the links between blood levels of calcium, vitamin D, and SLE disease. METHODS: 4,278 SLE patients and 16,443 age and sex-matched controls were selected from a national health insurer database in Israel...
August 31, 2016: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
Javier Martín-Tereso, Holger Martens, Carolin Deiner, Harmen van Laar, Leo A den Hartog, Martin W A Verstegen
Dairy cows can have different degrees of hypocalcaemia around calving. Lowering dietary Ca availability before calving can prevent it. Rice bran, treated for lower rumen degradability of phytic acid can reduce dietary availability of Ca. During 3 periods of 3 weeks, 113 multiparous cows calved in a single close-up group, which was fed first a control diet, then 140 g/kg DM of rumen-protected rice bran, and at last the control diet again. Cows joined the group 3 weeks before expected calving date and left it at calving...
August 2016: Journal of Dairy Research
Ariadna Pérez-Ricart, Maria Galicia-Basart, Maria Alcalde-Rodrigo, Alfons Segarra-Medrano, Josep-Maria Suñé-Negre, José-Bruno Montoro-Ronsano
BACKGROUND: Secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT) is a common complication in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients. Cinacalcet could be a therapeutic option although its use is controversial in patients not receiving dialysis. Thus, the aim of this study is to assess the effectiveness and safety of cinacalcet in patients with CKD and SHPT without renal replacement treatment (RRT) and without renal transplantation (RT). METHODS: A retrospective observational study was conducted...
2016: PloS One
A Schattner, I Dubin, R Huber, M Gelber
BACKGROUND: Hypercalcaemia of malignancy is well recognised, but hypocalcaemia in cancer patients is not, although it is increasingly encountered. METHODS: Analysis of an exemplary case and a narrative review of the literature based on the search terms cancer and hypocalcaemia. RESULTS: Hypocalcaemia may affect as many as 10% of hospitalised cancer patients. We identified 12 different potential mechanisms of hypocalcaemia of malignancy. Identifying the pathogenesis is essential for the correct treatment and can usually be performed at the bedside, based on serum parathyroid hormone (PTH) levels, creatinine, phosphate, magnesium, creatine kinase, liver enzymes and 25(OH)D...
July 2016: Netherlands Journal of Medicine
S Baldane, S H Ipekci, L Kebapcilar
OBJECTIVE: Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) is an independent risk factor for moderate hypocalcaemia and may lead to the development of resistant hypocalcaemia following thyroid surgery. Subject and Results. A 35-year old female patient was referred to our hospital by her family physician for treatment of resistant hypocalcaemia. The patient underwent RYGB three years ago and a total thyroidectomy for a benign thyroid nodule one year ago. Calcitriol, calcium carbonate, magnesium oxide, and ergocalciferol therapeutic dosages were incremented...
January 2016: Endocrine Regulations
S A R Nouraei, J S Virk, S E Middleton, P Aylin, A Mace, F Vaz, H Kaddour, A Darzi, N S Tolley
OBJECTIVES: Thyroid conditions are common and their incidence is increasing. Surgery is the mainstay treatment for many thyroid conditions, and understanding its utilisation trends and morbidity are central to improving patient care. DESIGN: An N=near-all analysis of the English administrative dataset to identify trends in thyroid surgery specialisation, volume-outcome relationships, and the incidence and risk factors for short- and long-term morbidity. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Between 2004 and 2012, 72594 patients underwent elective thyroidectomy in England...
August 20, 2016: Clinical Otolaryngology
Andy Fox, Rodney Gilbert
AIM: We report the effective use of the synthetic parathyroid hormone (PTH) teriparatide to treat a 4 year old boy with autosomal dominant hypocalcaemia. BACKGROUND: Autosomal Dominant hypocalcaemia is characterised by hypocalcaemia with a lack of parathyroid hormone (PTH) response and inappropriately high urinary calcium excretion. It is caused by gain-of-function mutations in the extracellular calcium sensing receptor which then "over-reads" the extracellular fluid concentration of calcium resulting in suppression of PTH secretion...
September 2016: Archives of Disease in Childhood
Ashwini C Reddy, Gyan Chand, M Sabaretnam, Anjali Mishra, Gaurav Agarwal, Amit Agarwal, A K Verma, S K Mishra
BACKGROUND: Hypocalcaemia following total thyroidectomy is a major contributing factor in delayed hospital discharge and dissuading surgeons from day care thyroidectomy. We prospectively evaluated the utility of Intra-operative serum quick parathyroid hormone level measurement twenty minutes after total thyroidectomy in predicting post-operative hypocalcemia. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Prospective longitudinal study which included patients undergoing total thyroidectomy for benign or malignant thyroid disorders at SGPGIMS, Lucknow, India from November 2013 to February 2015...
August 12, 2016: International Journal of Surgery
Rajashekara Babu Gangappa, Manjunath Basavaraj Kenchannavar, Prashanth Basappa Chowdary, Adithya Malolan Patanki, Mahalakshmi Ishwar
INTRODUCTION: Total thyroidectomy has been used to treat patients with malignant thyroid disease. But for patients with benign thyroid disease, the safety and efficacy of total thyroidectomy is a matter of debate. Subtotal thyroidectomy that was previously the treatment of choice for benign thyroid disease has been associated with high recurrence rates. The risk of permanent complications is greatly increased in patients who undergo surgery for recurrence of benign thyroid disease. Total thyroidectomy is an operation that can be safely performed, with low incidence of permanent complications, which allows one to broaden its indications in various benign thyroid diseases, thus avoiding future recurrences and reoperations...
June 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
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