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Thyroid elderly

Livia Fernandes de Lima, Fernando Barbosa, Marcus Vinícius Simões, Anderson Marliere Navarro
INTRODUCTION: Heart failure (HF) is a growing public health issue; its risk factors include inappropriate dietary intake of microelements such as iodine, selenium, zinc and iron, which may lead to thyroid dysfunction. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to assess the correlation among the functional class stages of patients with HF, iodine, selenium, iron and zinc levels with the presence of thyroid dysfunction. METHODOLOGY: One hundred nine patients from the HF outpatient clinic of the Clinics Hospital of Ribeirão Preto whose blood and urine were collected for micronutrient analysis and laboratory tests were selected...
March 3, 2018: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
Hanna Lawnicka, Anna Galant-Gdula, Ewelina Motylewska, Jan Komorowski, Jacek Swietoslawski, Henryk Stepien
BACKGROUND: Though vitamin D deficiency is a global problem with wide spectrum of severe public health consequences, inadequate vitamin D status still remains one of the most common and untreated medical conditions. Thyroid diseases, including hypothyroidism, also represent the most frequent endocrinopathies in general population. OBJECTIVES: To determine the vitamin D status in hypothyroid patients and to ascertain the status of thyroid hormone replacement. METHODS: The 25(OH)D concentrations (ECLIA) in 71 hypothyroid patients recruited in the Outpatient Clinic of Endocrinology or Department of Clinical Endocrinology were assessed...
February 6, 2018: Neuro Endocrinology Letters
Chun-Pin Chiang, Julia Yu-Fong Chang, Yi-Ping Wang, Yu-Hsueh Wu, Shin-Yu Lu, Andy Sun
Oral lichen planus (OLP) is a chronic inflammatory oral mucosal disease that occurs more frequently in middle-aged and elderly female patients. Previous studies indicate that OLP is a T-cell dysfunction-induced localized autoimmune disease. Clinically, six types of OLP, namely reticular, papular, plaque-like, atrophic/erosive, ulcerative, and bullous types, can be identified. OLP more commonly affects buccal mucosa, tongue, and gingiva. It always has a bilateral and symmetric distribution of the oral lesions...
February 19, 2018: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
Serena Trubini, Alessandro Ubiali, Carlo Terenzio Paties, Luigi Cavanna
In melanoma, a number of specific genetic and genomic aberrations have been identified to be important in tumorigenesis. In particular, the mutant B-Raf proto-oncogene, Serine/Threonine kinase (BRAF) gene is the target of tailored therapy with kinase inhibitor molecules. Identification of the array of mutations in patients with melanoma will be useful in determining a genetic profile of the tumor with potential implications for treatment decisions. A rare aminoacidic insertion in codon 599 of the BRAF gene (c...
March 2018: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
D Führer, S Nitschmann
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March 2018: Der Internist
Maria Trovato, Giuseppe Giuffrida, Antonino Seminara, Simone Fogliani, Vittorio Cavallari, Rosaria Maddalena Ruggeri, Alfredo Campennì
Papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) is the most common type of thyroid cancer. On the contrary, primary thyroid lymphoma (PTL) is a rare disease, accounting for 2% to 5% of all thyroid malignancies. Despite several cases in which both PTC and PTL arise in the setting of Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT), the coexistence of both tumors in HT patients is very rare. Herein we report the case of a 66-year-old woman with long-standing nodular HT under replacement therapy, who presented with a fast, painless enlargement in the right anterior side of the neck...
December 2017: Archives of Endocrinology and Metabolism
Karl-Michael Derwahl
Whereas in regions with sufficient iodide intake treatment of thyroid nodules with levothyroxine has been almost completely abandoned and is also not further recommended by guidelines, medical treatment may be still indicated in Germany as recently demonstrated by randomized, placebo-controlled LISA study.A major reason for this is mild iodide deficiency in patients with thyroid nodules. In LISA study a combined therapy of levothyroxine and iodide resulted in an at least 50 % reduction of nodular volume in 21,6 % of treated patient compared to in only 5,2 % of placebo-treated patients...
February 2018: Laryngo- Rhino- Otologie
Vladimir Zaichick, Sofia Zaichick
BACKGROUND: It is unclear why a prevalence of thyroid dysfunction is higher in the elderly as compared to the younger population. An excess or deficiency of trace element contents in thyroid may play important role in goitre- and carcinogenesis of gland. AIM: To examine the variation with age of the mass fraction of 50 trace elements in intact (normal) male thyroid. METHOD: Samples of thyroid parenchyma obtained from 72 healthy males (mean age 37...
February 2, 2018: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
Tanja Makazlieva, Olivija Vaskova, Venjamin Majstorov, Sinisha Stojanoski, Nevena Manevska, Rubens Jovanovic
BACKGROUND: Thyroid carcinomas (TC) are the most common endocrine malignancies. In some parts of the world, the incidence of TCs has increased over the past few decades, especially in females according to some studies. AIM: We have set as the objective for our study to analyse the demographic, ultrasound features, thyroid hormonal status and frequency of thyroid carcinomas in the Republic of Macedonia according to histopathological type. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective analysis of medical data from all diagnosed and treated patients with TC at the Institute of Pathophysiology and Nuclear Medicine for the period 1999-2010 was performed...
December 15, 2017: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
Stefano Bonassi, Giulia Prinzi, Palma Lamonaca, Patrizia Russo, Irene Paximadas, Giuseppe Rasoni, Raffaella Rossi, Marzia Ruggi, Salvatore Malandrino, Maria Sánchez-Flores, Vanessa Valdiglesias, Barbara Benassi, Francesca Pacchierotti, Paola Villani, Martina Panatta, Eugenia Cordelli
BACKGROUND: Numerous health benefits have been attributed to the Ginkgo biloba leaf extract (GBLE), one of the most extensively used phytopharmaceutical drugs worldwide. Recently, concerns of the safety of the extract have been raised after a report from US National Toxicology Program (NTP) claimed high doses of GBLE increased liver and thyroid cancer incidence in mice and rats. A safety study has been designed to assess, in a population of elderly residents in nursing homes, clinical and genomic risks associated to GBLE treatment...
January 22, 2018: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Jing Tang, Hans B Liu, Lujiao Yu, Xin Meng, Sean X Leng, Haiyan Zhang
Background: The incidence of papillary thyroid microcarcinoma (PTMC) has increased dramatically over the past three decades worldwide. The annual rate of increase in the elderly (≥65) PTMC patients is 1.4 times higher than that in the adult (<65) PTMC patients. The aim of the present study is to identify the clinical-pathological characteristics and prognostic factors in the elderly PTMC patients. Methods: The source population is PTMC patients whose information is available in the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) database (2004-2013)...
2018: Journal of Cancer
Fereidoun Azizi, Ladan Mehran, Farhad Hosseinpanah, Hossein Delshad, Atieh Amouzegar
INTRODUCTION: Secondary and tertiary preventions are concerned with the recognition of the disease process in a very early stage and delay in progression to complete disease and minimization of complications and the impact of illness. METHODS: All articles related to secondary and tertiary prevention of thyroid diseases were reviewed. Using related key words, articles published between 2001 and 2015 were evaluated, categorized, and analyzed. RESULTS: In secondary prevention, congenital hypothyroidism and subclinical hypo and hyperthyroidism are equally important...
January 10, 2018: Endocrine Research
Wieslaw Tryniszewski, Grzegorz Kamiński, Zbigniew Maziarz, Michal Nowak, Mariusz Gadzicki, Maciej Radek
BACKGROUND: Testosterone deficiency in men is characterized by typical symptoms of hypogonadism and negative influence on the preservation of bone mass. In this study, we analysed the relationship between testosterone concentration and bone metabolism. Moreover, we assessed the impact of one-year compensation of testosterone deficiency in elderly men on bone metabolism and bone mineral density. Radioisotopic methods of bone metabolism assessment provide new research opportunities. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Men with total testosterone concentration (TT) ≤ 3 ng/ml were included into this study...
January 10, 2018: Nuclear Medicine Review. Central & Eastern Europe
Florian Rainer, Guenther Prenner, Lukas Peter Binder, Peter Fickert, Johannes Plank
CLINICAL PRESENTATION: An elderly female patient was admitted to intensive care for prolonged vasopressor therapy and mechanical ventilation after cardiac arrest and acute percutaneous coronary intervention. Antiplatelet, thyroid hormone replacement and statin therapies were administered through a 14-French nasogastric tube (Nestlé Health Science) and enteral feeding was initiated. Correct position of the nasogastric tube was confirmed radiologically. On the seventh day in the intensive care, our patient was seen to regurgitate soft crumbs into her mouth...
January 5, 2018: Gut
Robert Krysiak, Witold Szkróbka, Bogusław Okopień
Metformin was found to reduce elevated serum thyrotropin levels, and this effect was partially determined by endogenous dopaminergic tone. The aim of this study was to compare the effect of metformin treatment on hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid axis activity in elderly women with subclinical hypothyroidism treated with antipsychotic agents and not receiving this drug. The study population consisted of 34 elderly women with subclinical hypothyroidism, 16 of whom received antipsychotic drugs. Because of coexistent type 2 diabetes, these women were treated with metformin (2...
December 18, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
Laura W Lewallen, Marco Rizzo
Introduction: Dupuytren's disease can be a challenging condition for both patients and surgeons. Injectable collagen clostridium histolyticum was approved for clinical use by the Food and Drug Administration in 2010. A number of side effects have been described. In this case report, we present a complication of a proximal phalanx fracture which occurred during attempted release post injection. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first reported case of this particular complication...
July 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
Thibault Kervarrec, Julia Zaragoza, Pauline Gaboriaud, Amélie Le Gouge, Agnès Beby-Defaux, Yannick Le Corre, Eva Hainaut-Wierzbiecka, Francois Aubin, Guido Bens, Patrick Michenet, Hervé Maillard, Antoine Touzé, Mahtab Samimi, Serge Guyétant
BACKGROUND: Merkel cell carcinoma MCC) can present as a cutaneous tumor or a lymph node without primary tumor MCCWP). MCCWP can be misinterpreted on histologic examination as lymph node metastasis LNM) from other neuroendocrine carcinomas LNMNECs). However, this distinction is crucial for therapeutic management. OBJECTIVE: To determine the discriminative criteria for differential diagnosis between MCCWP, LNM from cutaneous MCC and LNMNECs. METHODS: Clinical, morphologic, immunohistochemical data expression of cytokeratin AE1/AE3, 7, 19, 20; chromogranin A, thyroid transcription factor-1 [TTF-1]) and presence of Merkel Cell Polyomavirus MCPyV) immunohistochemistry and PCR) were compared in patients with MCCWP n=17), LNM from cutaneous MCC n=11) and LNMNEC n=20: lung, n=8; thyroid, n=7; digestive tract, n=3; other, n=2)...
November 24, 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Alon Grossman, Ilan Feldhamer, Joseph Meyerovitch
INTRODUCTION: It is uncertain whether subclinical hypothyroidism should be treated with levothyroxine, particularly in the elderly. This study evaluated the association between levothyroxine treatment and mortality in individuals 65years or older with subclinical hypothyroidism and TSH values <10mIU/L. METHODS: A case-control study in which patients 65years or older with TSH levels of 4.2-10mIU/L who died in the years 2012-2016 ('cases') were compared with matched individuals who did not die during this period ('controls')...
November 22, 2017: European Journal of Internal Medicine
Davide Inversini, Andrea Morlacchi, Giuseppinella Melita, Simona Del Ferraro, Carlo Boeri, Mattia Portinari, Antonino Cancellieri, Francesco Frattini, Antonio Giacomo Rizzo, Gianlorenzo Dionigi
Worldwide, the indications for thyroid surgery have been continuously extended among elderly patients in the last 20 years. The balance between treatment indication and surgical risk is certainly an interesting topic for every thyroid surgeon. This paper is a review of recent literature from January 2005 up to April 2017. We analyzed three principal subjects: indications for surgical treatment, medical complications and surgical complications. We can summarize the conclusions of our analysis, stating that age could not be considered as an absolute factor, but in relation to the comorbidities and the general clinical condition of the patient...
October 2017: Gland Surgery
L-F Lv, H-Y Jia, H-F Zhang, Y-X Hu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the level of expression and the clinical significance of IL-2 (interleukin-2), IL-6 (interleukin-6) and TGF-β (transforming growth factor-β) in elderly patients with goiter and hyperthyroidism. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Gender, age, course of disease, BMI (Body Mass Index), serum FT3 (Free triiodothyronine-3), FT4 (Free triiodothyronine-4), TT3 (Total triiodothyronine-3), TT4 (Total triiodothyronine-4), TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) and clinical manifestations on admission and other general clinical data and laboratory examination results were collected and statistically analyzed as case group in 128 elderly patients with goiter and hyperthyroidism...
October 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
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