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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161783/cancer-treatment-and-management-for-elderly-patients-80-years-of-age-or-older-with-malignant-solid-tumors
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Mao Matsubayashi, Fumihiro Oshita, Natsuki Kawata, Takafumi Yanagibashi, Satoshi Tanaka, Yoshiteru Hao, Yuichi Kurakami, Keisuke Iwabuchi, Yohsuke Kunishi, Mitsuyasu Ohta, Yuki Nakamura, Kohichiro Yoshie
We retrospectively analyzed the backgrounds, treatment and nursing care for 96 patients aged 80 years or more with malignant tumors. Twenty of them were hospitalized on an emergency basis. Sixty patients were male and 36 were female, with a median age of 83 years (range: 80-94 years). Twenty-seven had a PS of 3 or 4, and 41 were rated as not independent based on analysis of autonomy at hospitalization. Forty-seven patients had clinical stage III or IV malignancies. The proportions of patients with disease complications were 33...
November 2017: Journal of Experimental Therapeutics & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161775/the-influence-of-different-peptide-combinations-to-increase-the-immunogenicity-of-the-gonadotrophin-releasing-hormone-vaccine-for-prostate-cancer-treatment
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Franklin Fuentes Aguilar, Jesús Junco Barranco, Lesvia Calzada Aguilera, Eddy Bover Fuentes, Jose André Serradelo Leal, Eduardo Hernández López, Eulogio Pimentel Vázquez, Roberto Basulto Baker, Osvaldo Reyes Acosta, Hilda Garay Pérez, Gerardo Guillén Nieto
Purpose: Therapeutic vaccines, specifically the Gonadotrophin Releasing Hormone (GnRH) vaccine, are considered an additional therapeutic option for advanced stage prostate cancer. Our work showed amplification of the immune response when combining two peptides with and without the Very Small Size Proteoliposomes (VSSP). VSSP is a potent adjuvant for dendritic cells activation and Th1 differentiation. as enhanced immune response. Methods: The test was carried out in Copenhagen rats as animal model...
November 2017: Journal of Experimental Therapeutics & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161770/twin-models-of-environmental-and-genetic-influences-on-pubertal-development-salivary-testosterone-and-estradiol-in-adolescence
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Andrew D Grotzinger, Frank D Mann, Megan W Patterson, Kathrin Herzhoff, Jennifer L Tackett, Elliot M Tucker-Drob, K Paige Harden
OBJECTIVE: Research on sources of variation in adolescent's gonadal hormone levels is limited. We sought to decompose individual differences in adolescent testosterone, estradiol and pubertal status, into genetic and environmental components. DESIGN: A sample of male and female adolescent twins from the greater Austin and Houston areas provided salivary samples, with a subset of participants providing longitudinal data at two waves. PARTICIPANTS: The sample included 902 adolescent twins, 49% female, ages 13-20 years (M = 15...
November 21, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161714/a-rare-cause-of-male-infertility-45-x-46-xy-mosaicism
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Emre Can Akinsal, Numan Baydilli, Ruslan Bayramov, Oguz Ekmekcioglu
OBJECTIVE: To present the clinical, chromosomal, and endocrinological features of 8 infertile male cases with the 45,X/46,XY karyotype who were admitted to our infertility clinic. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The records of cases who were admitted to our infertility clinic between 1999 and 2015 were investigated. Eight cases with 45,X/46,XY were detected. The clinical, endocrinological, and chromosomal assessments were analyzed. Each patient's height, weight, body mass index, testicular volume, endocrine hormone levels, follow-up period semen analysis, testicular biopsy reports, and karyotype analysis were evaluated retrospectively...
November 21, 2017: Urologia Internationalis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161692/association-between-extreme-values-of-markers-of-chronic-kidney-disease-mineral-and-bone-disorder-and-5-year-mortality-among-prevalent-hemodialysis-patients
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Jin-Gang Zhu, Jin-Bor Chen, Ben-Chung Cheng, Chih-Hsiung Lee, Gang Long, Yu-Shu Chien
BACKGROUND/AIMS: We examined the association between markers of chronic kidney disease - mineral and bone disorder (CKD-MBD) and mortality in hemodialysis (HD) patients. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the association between markers of CKD-MBD and mortality in 1,126 HD patients from 2009 to 2013 with baseline (B), time-average (TA), and time-dependent (TD) Cox regression models. RESULTS: Hypercalcemia (10.9-11.9 mg/dL) indicated an increased risk of all-cause mortality (TA: hazard ratio [HR] 3...
November 22, 2017: Blood Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161689/interactive-effectiveness-of-angiotensin-converting-enzyme-inhibitors-and-angiotensin-receptor-blockers-or-their-combination-on-survival-of-hemodialysis-patients
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Ryo Kido, Tadao Akizawa, Masafumi Fukagawa, Yoshihiro Onishi, Takuhiro Yamaguchi, Shunichi Fukuhara
BACKGROUND: Does the use of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers individually or as a combination confer a survival benefit in hemodialysis patients? The answer to this question is yet unclear. METHODS: We performed a case-cohort study using data from the Mineral and Bone Disorder Outcomes Study for Japanese CKD stage 5D patients (MBD-5D), a 3-year multicenter prospective case-cohort study, including 8,229 hemodialysis patients registered from 86 facilities in Japan...
November 21, 2017: American Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161658/reproductive-performance-of-lactating-dairy-cows-after-inducing-ovulation-using-hcg-in-a-five-day-progesterone-based-fixed-time-ai-protocol
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I Garcia-Ispierto, F De Rensis, X Casas, F Caballero, R Mur-Novales, F López-Gatius
This study compares the effects of inducing ovulation using human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) or gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) at the end of a 5-day progesterone(P4)-based protocol for fixed-time artificial insemination (FTAI) in lactating dairy cows on ovarian dynamics and fertility. A P4 intravaginal device (PRID) was fitted for five days and GnRH administered upon PRID insertion and a double dose (24 h apart) of prostaglandin F2α upon PRID removal. Cows received either GnRH (GnRH group; n = 98), 1000 IU hCG (hCG-1 group; n = 97), or 3000 IU hCG (hCG-2 group; n = 104) 36 h after PRID removal and were inseminated 50-56 h after PRID removal...
November 15, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161637/la-donna-%C3%A3-mobile-lack-of-cyclical-shifts-in-facial-symmetry-and-facial-and-body-masculinity-preferences-a-hormone-based-study
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Urszula M Marcinkowska, Andrzej Galbarczyk, Grazyna Jasienska
Although under investigation for more than two decades, a common agreement on the occurrence of cyclical shifts in women's masculinity and symmetry preferences is still missing. Such shifts are considered to be an important feature of sexual selection as they supposedly direct women's attention towards cues for "good genes" (e.g. masculinity and symmetry) during times when probability of conception is the highest. Multiple studies have, however, failed to find these shifts. We attempt to address this lack of agreement analysing a sample of 110 healthy women, using intra-participant design and repeated measurements of oestradiol and LH during the cycle...
November 14, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161598/roles-and-potential-mechanisms-of-selenium-in-countering-thyrotoxicity-of-dehp
#9
Pei Zhang, Xie Guan, Min Yang, Li Zeng, Changjiang Liu
Di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) as a ubiquitous environmental contaminant could disturb thyroid hormone (TH) homeostasis. Selenium as an essential trace element has protective effects on thyroids. To verify roles of selenium in countering thyrotoxicity of DEHP and elucidate potential mechanisms, Sprague-Dawley rats and Nthy-ori 3-1 cells were treated with DEHP or/and selenomethionine (SeMet). Results showed that selenium supplementation elevated plasma free thyroxine (FT4) that was decreased by DEHP, and free triiodothyronine (FT3) and thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) levels were also partially recovered...
November 18, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161343/distinct-reorganization-of-collagen-architecture-in-lipopolysaccharide-mediated-premature-cervical-remodeling
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Shanmugasundaram Nallasamy, Meredith Akins, Breanna Tetreault, Kate Luby-Phelps, Mala Mahendroo
Previous work has identified divergent mechanisms by which cervical remodeling is achieved in preterm birth (PTB) induced by hormone withdrawal (mifepristone) or lipopolysaccharide (LPS). Our current study aims to document how collagen architecture is modified to achieve premature cervical remodeling in mice treated with LPS as a model of infection induced inflammation. Cervices were collected on gestation day (d) 15 from mice with premature cervical ripening induced by LPS and compared to d15 and d18 controls as well as a hormone withdrawal preterm birth model...
November 17, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161294/embryonic-cholesterol-esterification-is-regulated-by-a-cyclic-amp-dependent-pathway-in-yolk-sac-membrane-derived-endodermal-epithelial-cells
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Siou-Huei Wang, Han-Jen Lin, Yuan-Yu Lin, Yu-Jen Chen, Yu-Hui Pan, Cheng-Ting Tung, Harry John Mersmann, Shih-Torng Ding
During avian embryonic development, endodermal epithelial cells (EECs) absorb yolk through the yolk sac membrane. Sterol O-acyltransferase (SOAT) is important for esterification and yolk lipid utilization during development. Because the major enzyme for yolk sac membrane cholesteryl ester synthesis is SOAT1, we cloned the avian SOAT1 promoter and elucidated the cellular functions of SOAT1. Treatments with either glucagon, isobutylmethylxanthine (IBMX), an adenylate cyclase activator (forskolin), a cAMP analog (dibutyryl-cAMP), or a low glucose concentration all increased SOAT1 mRNA accumulation in EECs from Japanese quail, suggesting that SOAT1 is regulated by nutrients and hormones through a cAMP-dependent pathway...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160835/vitamin-d-and-neurological-diseases-an-endocrine-view
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REVIEW
Carolina Di Somma, Elisabetta Scarano, Luigi Barrea, Volha V Zhukouskaya, Silvia Savastano, Chiara Mele, Massimo Scacchi, Gianluca Aimaretti, Annamaria Colao, Paolo Marzullo
Vitamin D system comprises hormone precursors, active metabolites, carriers, enzymes, and receptors involved in genomic and non-genomic effects. In addition to classical bone-related effects, this system has also been shown to activate multiple molecular mediators and elicit many physiological functions. In vitro and in vivo studies have, in fact, increasingly focused on the "non-calcemic" actions of vitamin D, which are associated with the maintenance of glucose homeostasis, cardiovascular morbidity, autoimmunity, inflammation, and cancer...
November 21, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160594/leptin-action-in-normal-and-pathological-pregnancies
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REVIEW
Antonio Pérez-Pérez, Ayelén Toro, Teresa Vilariño-García, Julieta Maymó, Pilar Guadix, José L Dueñas, Manuel Fernández-Sánchez, Cecilia Varone, Víctor Sánchez-Margalet
Leptin is now considered an important signalling molecule of the reproductive system, as it regulates the production of gonadotrophins, the blastocyst formation and implantation, the normal placentation, as well as the foeto-placental communication. Leptin is a peptide hormone secreted mainly by adipose tissue, and the placenta is the second leptin-producing tissue in humans. Placental leptin is an important cytokine which regulates placental functions in an autocrine or paracrine manner. Leptin seems to play a crucial role during the first stages of pregnancy as it modulates critical processes such as proliferation, protein synthesis, invasion and apoptosis in placental cells...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160591/corrigendum-association-of-thyroid-stimulating-hormone-with-lipid-concentrations-an-11-year-longitudinal-study
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Ville L Langén, Teemu J Niiranen, Pauli Puukka, Jouko Sundvall, Antti M Jula
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160416/agonistic-activity-of-tamoxifen-a-selective-estrogen-receptor-modulator-serm-on-arthritic-ovariectomized-mice
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L A S Silva, F B Felix, J M D Araujo, E V Souza, E A Camargo, R Grespan
Arthritis is positively associated with the decline of sex hormones, especially estrogen. Tamoxifen (TMX) is a selective estrogen receptor modulator, possessing agonist or antagonistic activity in different tissues. Thus, the objective of this study was to investigate the effect of TMX on the zymosan-induced arthritis model. Female Swiss normal and ovariectomized (OVX) mice were divided into groups and treated for five days with TMX (0.3, 0.9 or 2.7 mg/kg) or 17-β-estradiol (E2, 50 µg/kg). On the fifth day, arthritis was induced and 4 h later, leukocyte migration into joint cavities was evaluated...
November 13, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Revista Brasileira de Pesquisas Médicas e Biológicas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160204/proteins-acting-out-of-dis-order
#16
David Eliezer
A disordered region at the N-terminus of the glucocorticoid receptor can fine tune how cells respond to a hormone via an allosteric mechanism.
November 21, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160171/recent-pregnancy-is-not-associated-with-high-risk-pathological-features-of-well-differentiated-thyroid-cancer
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Angela J Chen, Masha J Livhits, Lin Du, James X Wu, Eric James Kuo, Michael W Yeh, Angela M Leung
BACKGROUND: Thyroid cancer is commonly diagnosed in the first postpartum year, supporting the theory that high levels of estrogen may stimulate progression of hormone-mediated thyroid cancer. The aim of this study was to assess the effect of recent pregnancy on histopathologic disease characteristics of well-differentiated thyroid cancer (WDTC). METHODS: Cases of WDTC (1999-2012) were identified from the California Cancer Registry and linked to data from the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development...
November 21, 2017: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160164/rutin-scavenges-reactive-oxygen-species-inactivates-5-adenosine-monophosphate-activated-protein-kinase-ampk-and-increases-nis-expression-in-thyroid-pccl3-cells
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Carlos Frederico Lima Gonçalves, Mariana Lopes de Freitas, Rodrigo Soares Fortunato, Leandro Miranda-Alves, Denise Pires de Carvalho, Andrea Claudia Freitas Ferreira
BACKGROUND: Thyroid iodide uptake, mediated by the sodium-iodide symporter (NIS), is essential for thyroid hormone synthesis and also for treatment of thyroid diseases, such as thyroid cancer, through radioiodine therapy. Therefore, compounds able to increase thyroid iodide uptake could be clinically useful, and it is of great importance to unravel the mechanisms underlying such effect. We have previously shown that the flavonoid rutin increases thyroid radioiodide uptake in vivo, in rats...
November 21, 2017: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159927/hormonal-contraceptive-use-and-vitamin-a-deficiency-among-women-in-tanzania
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Zelalem T Haile, Asli K Teweldeberhan, Bhakti Chavan, John Francescon
OBJECTIVE: To examine the association between hormonal contraceptive use and vitamin A deficiency among women in Tanzania. METHODS: Secondary analysis of data from 8231 women who participated in the 2010 Tanzania Demographic and Health Survey. Both descriptive and inferential statistical analyses were performed. RESULTS: Overall, 1291 (weight percentage 17.8%) women reported a history of hormonal contraceptive use. The weighted prevalence of vitamin A deficiency was 36...
November 21, 2017: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159833/maternal-hypothyroidism-in-the-perinatal-period-and-childhood-asthma-in-the-offspring
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Xiaoqin Liu, Stine Linding Andersen, Jørn Olsen, Esben Agerbo, Vivi Schlünssen, Shyamali Chandrika Dharmage, Trine Munk-Olsen
BACKGROUND: There is increasing interest in the possible link between maternal hypothyroidism in the perinatal period and childhood asthma risk. We explored this in the present study while accounting for the timing of hypothyroidism diagnosis. Further, we evaluated whether the risk was moderated by thyroid hormone treatment during pregnancy. METHODS: We conducted a population-based cohort study using Danish national registers. All liveborn singletons in Denmark from 1998 to 2007 were identified...
November 21, 2017: Allergy
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