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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078330/pheochromocytoma-in-urologic-practice
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Nikhil Waingankar, Gennady Bratslavsky, Camilo Jimenez, Paul Russo, Alexander Kutikov
CONTEXT: Pheochromocytoma is regularly encountered in urological practice and requires a thoughtful and careful clinical approach. OBJECTIVE: To review clinical aspects of management of pheochromocytoma in urologic practice. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: A systematic review of English-language literature was performed through year 2015 using the Medline database. Manuscripts were selected with consensus of the coauthors and evaluated using the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-analyses (PRISMA) criteria...
February 2016: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073054/adrenal-failure-due-to-bilateral-adrenal-metastasis-of-rectal-cancer-a-case-report
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Yuki Imaoka, Fumito Kuranishi, Yoshiteru Ogawa, Hiroshi Okuda, Masahiro Nakahara
INTRODUCTION: It is rare for a patient to present with adrenal insufficiency secondary to bilateral adrenal metastases from a malignant colorectal tumor. CASE PRESENTATION: An 82-year-old Japanese man presented to our hospital with high fever and malaise. He was receiving oral chemotherapy for the treatment of rectal cancer with multiple metastases. Computed tomography showed new bilateral adrenal gland metastases. A rapid adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) test showed adrenal insufficiency...
December 21, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069904/detection-and-activity-of-11-beta-hydroxylase-cyp11b1-in-the-bovine-ovary
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Ayelen N Amweg, Fernanda Mariel Rodriguez, Emilia Huber, Belkis E Marelli, Natalia Gareis, Eduardo M Belotti, Florencia Rey, Natalia Raquel Salvetti, Hugo H Ortega
Glucocorticoids (GCs) such as cortisol and corticosterone are important steroid hormones with different functions in intermediate metabolism, development, cell differentiation, immune response and reproduction. In response to physiological and immunological stress, adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) acts on the adrenal gland by stimulating synthesis and secretion of GCs. However, there is increasing evidence that GCs may also be synthesized by extra-adrenal tissues. Here, we examined the gene and protein expression of the enzyme 11β-hydroxylase P450c11 (CYP11B1), involved in the conversion of 11-deoxycortisol to cortisol, in the different components of the bovine ovary, and determined the functionality of CYP11B1 in vitro...
January 9, 2017: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058099/adenomatoid-tumor-of-the-adrenal-gland-in-young-woman-from-clinical-and-radiological-to-pathological-study
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Brankica Krstevska, Sasha Jovanovska Mishevska, Rubens Jovanovic
Adenomatoid tumors are neoplasms of mesothelial origin, usually occurring in the male and female genital tracts. Extragenital localization sites such as adrenal glands are rare but have been reported. When found in the adrenals, they represent great clinical, radiological and pathological diagnostic challenge, with wide range of differential diagnoses to be considered. We present a case of a 30 years old female, with incidental ultrasound finding of unilateral tumor in the right adrenal gland. Multi slices CT scan was of value in localizing this tumor, but not in the precise diagnosis...
November 17, 2016: Rare Tumors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042822/enduring-sexually-dimorphic-impact-of-in-utero-exposure-to-elevated-levels-of-glucocorticoids-on-midbrain-dopaminergic-populations
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REVIEW
Glenda E Gillies, Kanwar Virdee, Ilse Pienaar, Felwah Al-Zaid, Jeffrey W Dalley
Glucocorticoid hormones (GCs) released from the fetal/maternal glands during late gestation are required for normal development of mammalian organs and tissues. Accordingly, synthetic glucocorticoids have proven to be invaluable in perinatal medicine where they are widely used to accelerate fetal lung maturation when there is risk of pre-term birth and to promote infant survival. However, clinical and pre-clinical studies have demonstrated that inappropriate exposure of the developing brain to elevated levels of GCs, either as a result of clinical over-use or after stress-induced activation of the fetal/maternal adrenal cortex, is linked with significant effects on brain structure, neurological function and behaviour in later life...
December 30, 2016: Brain Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032206/ovarian-adrenal-rest-tumors-undetected-by-imaging-studies-and-identified-at-surgery-in-three-females-with-congenital-adrenal-hyperplasia-unresponsive-to-increased-hormone-therapy-dosage
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Hua-Dong Chen, Li-E Huang, Zhi-Hai Zhong, Zhe Su, Hong Jiang, Jing Zeng, Jun-Cheng Liu
Patients with congenital adrenal hyperplasia have a predisposition for developing adrenal rest tumors. In contrast to testicular adrenal rest tumors, ovarian adrenal rest tumors are less common, and only a few cases have been reported in the literature. This report presents three Chinese female congenital adrenal hyperplasia patients (9 to 15 years of age) with small ectopic adrenal cortical nodules that were not detected by imaging but were diagnosed at surgery. All three patients developed virilization with elevation of 17- hydroxyprogesterone, androstenedione, and androgen levels despite receiving maximum adrenal hormone replacement therapy...
December 28, 2016: Endocrine Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018694/anterior-hypopituitarism-and-treatment-response-in-hunter-syndrome-a-comparison-of-two-patients
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Munier A Nour, Paola Luca, David Stephure, Xing-Chang Wei, Aneal Khan
Hypopituitarism is a clinically important diagnosis and has not previously been reported in Hunter syndrome. We contrast two cases with anatomic pituitary anomalies: one with anterior panhypopituitarism and the other with intact pituitary function. Patient 1, a 10-year-old boy with Hunter syndrome, was evaluated for poor growth and an ectopic posterior pituitary gland. Endocrine testing revealed growth hormone (GH) deficiency, secondary adrenal insufficiency, and tertiary hypothyroidism. An improvement in growth velocity with hormone replacement (GH, thyroxine, and corticosteroid) was seen; however, final adult height remained compromised...
2016: Case Reports in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018684/a-large-isolated-hydatid-cyst-of-the-adrenal-gland-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Fatehi Elnour Elzein, Abdullah Aljaberi, Abdullah AlFiaar, Abdullah Alghamdi
A 44-year-old patient presented with two-year history of (R) lumbar pain. There was a strong history of childhood animals' contact, including dogs. A brother had multiple hydatid cysts requiring surgery. Initial ultrasound showed a large (R) adrenal mass measuring 10 × 9 × 8 cm. Subsequent CT scan confirmed a heavily calcified cyst in the (R) adrenal gland. Hormonal studies were normal. He had an uneventful course following a total adrenalectomy. Isolated adrenal hydatid is extremely rare with an incidence of less than 0...
2016: Case Reports in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018291/adrenal-gland-microenvironment-and-its-involvement-in-the-regulation-of-stress-induced-hormone-secretion-during-sepsis
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REVIEW
Waldemar Kanczkowski, Mariko Sue, Stefan R Bornstein
Survival of all living organisms depends on maintenance of a steady state of homeostasis, which process relies on its ability to react and adapt to various physical and emotional threats. The defense against stress is executed by the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis and the sympathetic-adrenal medullary system. Adrenal gland is a major effector organ of stress system. During stress, adrenal gland rapidly responds with increased secretion of glucocorticoids (GCs) and catecholamines into circulation, which hormones, in turn, affect metabolism, to provide acutely energy, vasculature to increase blood pressure, and the immune system to prevent it from extensive activation...
2016: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008293/hormonal-and-echocardiographic-abnormalities-in-adult-patients-with-sickle-cell-anemia-in-bahrain
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Taysir S Garadah, Ahmed A Jaradat, Mohammed E Alalawi, Adla B Hassan
BACKGROUND: Adrenal, thyroid, and parathyroid gland hormonal changes are recognized in children with homozygous (HbSS) sickle-cell anemia (SCA), but are not clear in adult patients with SCA. AIM: To assess the metabolic and endocrine abnormalities in adult patients with SCA and evaluate left ventricular (LV) systolic and diastolic functions compared with patients with no SCA and further study the relationship between serum levels of cortisol, free thyroxine (T4), and testosterone with serum ferritin...
2016: Journal of Blood Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004764/sheehan-syndrome
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Züleyha Karaca, Bashir A Laway, Hatice S Dokmetas, Hulusi Atmaca, Fahrettin Kelestimur
Sheehan syndrome or postpartum hypopituitarism is a condition characterized by hypopituitarism due to necrosis of the pituitary gland. The initial insult is caused by massive postpartum haemorrhage (PPH), leading to impaired blood supply to the pituitary gland, which has become enlarged during pregnancy. Small sella turcica size, vasospasms (caused by PPH) and/or thrombosis (associated with pregnancy or coagulation disorders) are predisposing factors; autoimmunity might be involved in the progressive worsening of pituitary functions...
December 22, 2016: Nature Reviews. Disease Primers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974908/cushing-s-disease-a-multidisciplinary-overview-of-the-clinical-features-diagnosis-and-treatment
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REVIEW
A Buliman, L G Tataranu, D L Paun, A Mirica, C Dumitrache
Cushing's disease is considered a rare condition characterized by the hypersecretion of the adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) due to a pituitary adenoma that ultimately causes endogenous hypercortisolism by stimulating the adrenal glands. The clinical signs suggesting Cushing's disease, such as obesity, moon face, hirsutism, and facial plethora are already present on presentation. Endogenous hypercortisolism is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular and metabolic manifestations, as well as respiratory disorders, psychiatric complications, osteoporosis and infections, leading to high rates of morbidity and mortality...
January 2016: Journal of Medicine and Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974436/genetic-and-targeted-eqtl-mapping-reveals-strong-candidate-genes-modulating-the-stress-response-during-chicken-domestication
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Amir Fallahsharoudi, Neil de Kock, Martin Johnsson, Lejla Bektic, S J Kumari A Ubhayasekera, Jonas Bergquist, Dominic Wright, Per Jensen
The stress response has been largely modified in all domesticated animals, offering a strong tool for genetic mapping. In chickens, ancestral Red Junglefowl react stronger both in terms of physiology and behavior to a brief restraint stress than domesticated White Leghorn, demonstrating modified functions of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis. We mapped quantitative trait loci (QTL) underlying variations in stress induced hormone levels using 232 birds from the 12th generation of an advanced intercross between White Leghorn and Red Junglefowl, genotyped for 739 genetic markers...
December 14, 2016: G3: Genes—Genomes—Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919009/successful-percutaneous-ct-guided-microwave-ablation-of-adrenal-gland-for-ectopic-cushing-syndrome
#14
Rebecca Zener, Andrew Zaleski, Stan H Van Uum, Daryl K Gray, Amol Mujoomdar
Adrenocorticotropic hormone production by pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor (PNET) is rare and results in hyperstimulation of the adrenal gland to produce ectopic Cushing syndrome. Our case showcases the safety and effectiveness of percutaneous CT-guided microwave ablation of the adrenal gland in a 49-year-old female with PNET and hepatic metastases who presented with ectopic Cushing syndrome despite surgical resection of the primary pancreatic tumor and left adrenal gland. Prior to ablation, the right adrenal gland measured 4...
November 29, 2016: Clinical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894193/currently-used-and-investigational-drugs-for-cushing%C3%A2-s-disease
#15
Denis Ciato, Aizhar G Mumbach, Marcelo Paez-Pereda, Günter K Stalla
Cushing's disease (CD) is caused by a corticotroph adenoma of the pituitary gland that secretes excess adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) causing increased morbidity and mortality. Surgery is the treatment of choice, but is not always successful. Alternatives include radiotherapy, adrenal surgery, and pharmaceutical therapy. The latter is increasingly gaining momentum due to the recent development of compounds that reduce hypercortisolaemia or its symptoms, acting through different mechanisms. Areas covered: In this article, the authors provide a complete overview of the treatment options for Cushing´s disease, including adrenal-directed, tumor-targeted, and peripheral therapies that are currently used or in development, and discuss their potential advantages and limitations...
January 2017: Expert Opinion on Investigational Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882133/effects-of-forced-swimming-stress-on-thyroid-function-pituitary-thyroid-stimulating-hormone-and-hypothalamus-thyrotropin-releasing-hormone-expression-in-adrenalectomy-wistar-rats
#16
Qiuyan Sun, Aihua Liu, Yanan Ma, Anyi Wang, Xinhong Guo, Weiping Teng, Yaqiu Jiang
In order to study the impact that is imposed on the hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid (HPT) axis of adrenalectomy male Wistar rats by stress caused by swimming, the blood level of triiodothyronine (T3), thyroxine (T4) and thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), the expression of TSHβ mRNA at the pituitary and thyrotropin releasing hormone (TRH) expression at the paraventricular nucleus (PVN) were measured. A total of 50 male Wistar rats of 6-8 weeks of age and with an average weight of 190-210 grams were randomly divided into the following two groups: The surgical (without adrenal glands) and non-surgical (adrenalectomy) group...
November 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869719/targeted-molecular-imaging-in-adrenal-disease-an-emerging-role-for-metomidate-pet-ct
#17
REVIEW
Iosif A Mendichovszky, Andrew S Powlson, Roido Manavaki, Franklin I Aigbirhio, Heok Cheow, John R Buscombe, Mark Gurnell, Fiona J Gilbert
Adrenal lesions present a significant diagnostic burden for both radiologists and endocrinologists, especially with the increasing number of adrenal 'incidentalomas' detected on modern computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). A key objective is the reliable distinction of benign disease from either primary adrenal malignancy (e.g., adrenocortical carcinoma or malignant forms of pheochromocytoma/paraganglioma (PPGL)) or metastases (e.g., bronchial, renal). Benign lesions may still be associated with adverse sequelae through autonomous hormone hypersecretion (e...
November 18, 2016: Diagnostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856655/glucocorticoids-and-chronic-inflammation
#18
REVIEW
Rainer H Straub, Maurizio Cutolo
Glucocorticoids are steroid hormones that once bound to their receptor interact with the DNA binding domain. Almost 1000-2000 genes are sensitive to their effects, including immune/inflammatory response genes. However, their role in pathophysiology and therapy is still debated. We performed a literature survey using the key words glucocorticoids, inflammation, autoimmune disease, rheumatology and adrenal glands in order to define important targets for this review on glucocorticoids. Considering endogenous/exogenous glucocorticoids in chronic inflammatory diseases brought up five major points for discussion: inadequately low production of endogenous cortisol relative to systemic inflammation (the disproportion principle); changes of the systemic and local cortisol-to-cortisone shuttle (reactivation and degradation of cortisol); inflammation-induced glucocorticoid resistance; highlights of present glucocorticoid therapy; and the role of circadian rhythms in action of cortisol...
December 2016: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853815/anatomical-variations-of-the-venous-drainage-from-the-left-adrenal-gland-an-anatomical-study
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Matthieu Siebert, Yohann Robert, Romain Didier, Antonin Minster, Wassila M'sallaoui, Alexandre Bellier, Philippe C J Chaffanjon
BACKGROUND: For radiologists, the venous drainage of adrenal glands is a key to the technique of selective adrenal venous sampling. For endocrine surgeons, it is key to adrenalectomy for carcinoma and pheochromocytoma. This study aims to demonstrate direct anastomosis between the left adrenal vein, the diaphragmatic circulation and the azygos system. Anatomical textbooks only offer very little information concerning the left adrenal vein (LAV) and its potential anastomosis with the reno-lumbo-azygo trunk (RLAT) and the diaphragmatic circulation...
November 16, 2016: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849367/fetal-exposure-to-low-levels-of-the-plasticizer-dehp-predisposes-the-adult-male-adrenal-gland-for-endocrine-disruption
#20
S Lee, D B Martinez-Arguelles, E Campioli, V Papadopoulos
In utero exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) may affect adult health. Di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) is an EDC widely used in the production of polyvinyl chloride products and an ubiquitous environmental contaminant. Previously, we used a rat model system to show that fetal exposure to DEHP decreased levels of major steroid hormones in adulthood and that environmentally-relevant levels of DEHP affected both gene expression and epigenomic loci that were affected by exposure to high levels. In the adrenal gland, we reported that the peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR) and cholesterol biosynthesis pathways were sensitive targets of DEHP...
November 16, 2016: Endocrinology
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