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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819359/screening-for-cushing-syndrome-at-the-primary-care-level-what-every-general-practitioner-must-know
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REVIEW
Ernest Yorke, Yacoba Atiase, Josephine Akpalu, Osei Sarfo-Kantanka
Cushing's syndrome is a rare entity, and a high index of suspicion is needed for screening in a primary care setting. The clinical awareness of the primary care physician (PCP) to the highly indicative signs and symptoms such as facial plethora, proximal myopathy, reddish purple striae, and easy bruisability should alert him to look for biochemical evidence of Cushing's syndrome through any of the first-line screening tests, namely, 24-hour urinary free cortisol, overnight dexamethasone suppression test, or late-night salivary cortisol...
2017: International Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815484/diagnostic-performance-of-a-newly-developed-salivary-cortisol-and-cortisone-measurement-using-an-lc-ms-ms-method-with-simple-and-rapid-sample-preparation
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K Mészáros, G Karvaly, Z Márta, B Magda, J Tőke, N Szücs, M Tóth, K Rácz, A Patócs
BACKGROUND: Late-night salivary cortisol level is one of the first-line tests recommended by the Endocrine Society for the diagnosis of endogenous hypercortisolism. Most routine laboratories measure cortisol levels using immunoassay tests which fail to determine low cortisol levels accurately due to the numerous interfering substances. A liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) method with simple and rapid sample preparation was developed for the simultaneous measurement of cortisol and cortisone and its performance in the diagnosis of endogenous hypercortisolism was evaluated...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805640/nutritional-endocrine-and-social-influences-on-reproductive-physiology-at-the-origins-of-social-behavior
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Karen M Kapheim
Understanding the evolutionary origins of social behavior in insects requires understanding the physiological basis for reproductive plasticity. Solitary bees and wasps or those living in small, flexible societies will be key to understanding how conserved pathways have evolved to give rise to reproductive castes. Nutrient-sensing and endocrine pathways are decoupled from reproduction in some life stages of social insects. Heterochrony, particularly as it is related to diapause physiology, may be an important mechanism by which this decoupling occurs...
August 2017: Current Opinion in Insect Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800913/-prevalence-of-hypovitaminosis-d-and-associated-factors-in-spanish-population-of-school-children-and-adolescents
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Teodoro Durá-Travé, Fidel Gallinas-Victoriano, María Jesús Chueca-Guindulain, Sara Berrade-Zubiri, Paula Moreno-Gónzalez, María Malumbres-Chacón
OBJECTIVE: To analyse the prevalence of hypovitaminosisD and associated factors in school children and adolescents living in a region of northern Spain. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study (convenience sampling). SETTING: Primary Health Care. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 602 Caucasian individuals (aged 3.1 to 15.4years) were included in the study. MAIN MEASUREMENTS: Prevalence of hypovitaminosisD were calculated (dependent variable)...
August 8, 2017: Atencion Primaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768407/the-big-vitamin-d-mistake
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Dimitrios T Papadimitriou
Since 2006, type 1 diabetes in Finland has plateaued and then decreased after the authorities' decision to fortify dietary milk products with cholecalciferol. The role of vitamin D in innate and adaptive immunity is critical. A statistical error in the estimation of the recommended dietary allowance (RDA) for vitamin D was recently discovered; in a correct analysis of the data used by the Institute of Medicine, it was found that 8895 IU/d was needed for 97.5% of individuals to achieve values ≥50 nmol/L. Another study confirmed that 6201 IU/d was needed to achieve 75 nmol/L and 9122 IU/d was needed to reach 100 nmol/L...
July 2017: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, Yebang Ŭihakhoe Chi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755554/association-between-plasma-concentrations-of-vitamin-d-metabolites-and-depressive-symptoms-throughout-pregnancy-in-a-prospective-cohort-of-brazilian-women
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Amanda C Cunha Figueiredo, Janet Trujillo, Ana Amélia Freitas-Vilela, Ana Beatriz Franco-Sena, Fernanda Rebelo, Geraldo Marcelo Cunha, Maria Beatriz Trindade de Castro, Amanda Farnum, Rana R Mokhtar, Michael F Holick, Gilberto Kac
Plasma concentrations of vitamin D metabolites can be inversely associated with depressive symptoms. However, few longitudinal studies have investigated this association, especially during pregnancy. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between concentrations of 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] and 1,25-dihydroxivitamin D [1,25(OH)2D] with the occurrence of depressive symptoms throughout pregnancy. A prospective cohort of 179 women was followed at 5th-13th, 20th-26th and 30th-36th gestational weeks...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Psychiatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743374/a-systematic-review-of-generic-and-breast-cancer-specific-life-expectancy-models-in-the-elderly
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REVIEW
R Thomas, A Pieri, H Cain
INTRODUCTION: The use of primary endocrine therapy (PET) in managing breast cancer in the elderly has become common practice. Whilst there appears to be no difference in overall survival in comparison with surgery, PET has been found to be inferior in local disease control with a limited duration of efficacy (2-3 years). The International Society of Geriatric Oncology (SIOG) state that PET may be considered in patients with a short life expectancy (<2 years) or considered unfit for surgery...
July 18, 2017: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705803/clinical-practice-guidelines-for-the-care-of-girls-and-women-with-turner-syndrome-proceedings-from-the-2016-cincinnati-international-turner-syndrome-meeting
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Claus H Gravholt, Niels H Andersen, Gerard S Conway, Olaf M Dekkers, Mitchell E Geffner, Karen O Klein, Angela E Lin, Nelly Mauras, Charmian A Quigley, Karen Rubin, David E Sandberg, Theo C J Sas, Michael Silberbach, Viveca Söderström-Anttila, Kirstine Stochholm, Janielle A van Alfen-van derVelden, Joachim Woelfle, Philippe F Backeljauw
Turner syndrome affects 25-50 per 100,000 females and can involve multiple organs through all stages of life, necessitating multidisciplinary approach to care. Previous guidelines have highlighted this, but numerous important advances have been noted recently. These advances cover all specialty fields involved in the care of girls and women with TS. This paper is based on an international effort that started with exploratory meetings in 2014 in both Europe and the USA, and culminated with a Consensus Meeting held in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA in July 2016...
September 2017: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697689/vitamin-d-treatment-in-patients-with-hashimoto-s-thyroiditis-may-decrease-the-development-of-hypothyroidism
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Bekir Ucan, Mustafa Sahin, Muyesser Sayki Arslan, Nujen Colak Bozkurt, Muhammed Kizilgul, Askin Güngünes, Erman Cakal, Mustafa Ozbek
The relationship between Hashimoto's thyroiditis and vitamin D has been demonstrated in several studies. The aim of the present study was to evaluate vitamin D concentrations in patients with Hashimoto's thyroiditis, the effect of vitamin D therapy on the course of disease, and to determine changes in thyroid autoantibody status and cardiovascular risk after vitamin D therapy. We included 75 patients with Hashimoto's thyroiditis and 43 healthy individuals. Vitamin D deficiency is defined as a 25-hydroxy vitamin D (25(OH)D3) concentration less than 20ng/mL...
July 12, 2017: International Journal for Vitamin and Nutrition Research. Journal International de Vitaminologie et de Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685511/clinical-guidelines-for-the-management-of-adrenal-incidentaloma
#10
REVIEW
Jung Min Lee, Mee Kyoung Kim, Seung Hyun Ko, Jung Min Koh, Bo Yeon Kim, Sang Wan Kim, Soo Kyung Kim, Hae Jin Kim, Ohk Hyun Ryu, Juri Park, Jung Soo Lim, Seong Yeon Kim, Young Kee Shong, Soon Jib Yoo
An adrenal incidentaloma is an adrenal mass found in an imaging study performed for other reasons unrelated to adrenal disease and often accompanied by obesity, diabetes, or hypertension. The prevalence and incidence of adrenal incidentaloma increase with age and are also expected to rise due to the rapid development of imaging technology and frequent imaging studies. The Korean Endocrine Society is promoting an appropriate practice guideline to meet the rising incidence of adrenal incidentaloma, in cooperation with the Korean Adrenal Gland and Endocrine Hypertension Study Group...
June 2017: Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674675/the-role-of-central-neck-lymph-node-dissection-in-the-management-of-papillary-thyroid-cancer
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REVIEW
Lawrence A Shirley, Natalie B Jones, John E Phay
Papillary thyroid cancer (PTC) is the most common thyroid malignancy, and cervical nodal metastases are frequent at presentation. The most common site for nodal metastases from PTC is the central compartment of the ipsilateral neck in the paratracheal and pretracheal regions. The decision to resect these lymph nodes at the time of thyroidectomy often depends on if nodes with suspected malignancy can be identified preoperatively. If nodal spread to the central neck nodes is known, then the consensus is to remove all nodes in this area...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656683/associations-of-endocrine-stress-related-gene-polymorphisms-with-risk-of-autism-spectrum-disorders-evidence-from-an-integrated-meta-analysis
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Ping-Yuan Yang, Ya-Jing Menga, Tao Li, Yi Huang
Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are related to serotonin transporter (5-HTT) and catechol-O-methyl transferase (COMT) as two most monoaminergic polymorphic variations. However, multiple studies assessing rs4680 and 5-HTTLPR variants in ASD have reported inconsistent results. Therefore, we conducted an integrated meta-analysis to combine case-control and transmission/disequilibrium test (TDT) studies to determine whether COMT and 5-HTT are associated with ASD. We searched multiple electronic databases (PubMed, EmBase and Web of Science) to identify studies assessing the rs4680 and 5-HTTLPR variants in ASD from Jan 1997 to Dec 2016...
June 28, 2017: Autism Research: Official Journal of the International Society for Autism Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655321/stratified-analysis-and-clinical-significance-of-elevated-serum-triglyceride-levels-in-early-acute-pancreatitis-a-retrospective-study
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Jianhua Wan, Wenhua He, Yin Zhu, Yong Zhu, Hao Zeng, Pi Liu, Liang Xia, Nonghua Lu
BACKGROUND: Hypertriglyceridemia is one of the three most common causes of AP, which is associated with the AP prognosis that has not been clearly defined. METHODS: In this retrospective study, 1539 AP patients, who had serum triglyceride (TG) levels measured within the first 72 h, were assessed. The study groups consisted of patients with normal, mild, moderate, and severe/very severe HTG levels based on the Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guidelines. We collected baseline demographic information, laboratory values, complications, and clinical outcome data in different HTG severity groups to analyze the clinical significance of elevated TG levels in AP...
June 27, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649084/malignancy-rate-of-focal-thyroid-incidentaloma-detected-by-fdg-pet-ct-results-of-a-prospective-cohort-study
#14
Philippe Thuillier, Nathalie Roudaut, Geneviève Crouzeix, Marie Cavarec, Philippe Robin, Ronan Abgral, Véronique Kerlan, Pierre-Yves Salaun
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the malignancy rate of focal thyroid incidentaloma (fTI) in a population of patients undergoing a 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography-computed tomography (FDG PET-CT) for a non-thyroid purpose. DESIGN: We conducted a prospective cohort study from January 2013 to November 2014. All consecutive patients referred for a FDG PET-CT were prospectively screened. Patients with known neoplastic thyroid disease were excluded from the analysis...
August 2017: Endocrine Connections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640446/c1q-tnf-related-protein-3-ctrp3-function-and-regulation
#15
Ying Li, Gary L Wright, Jonathan M Peterson
As the largest endocrine organ, adipose tissue secretes many bioactive molecules that circulate in blood, collectively termed adipokines. Efforts to identify such metabolic regulators have led to the discovery of a family of secreted proteins, designated as C1q tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-related proteins (CTRPs). The CTRP proteins, adiponectin, TNF-alpha, as well as other proteins with the distinct C1q domain are collectively grouped together as the C1q/TNF superfamily. Reflecting profound biological potency, the initial characterization of these adipose tissue-derived CTRP factors finds wide-ranging effects upon metabolism, inflammation, and survival-signaling in multiple tissue types...
June 18, 2017: Comprehensive Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640442/endocrine-function-after-bariatric-surgery
#16
Ki-Suk Kim, Darleen A Sandoval
Obesity increases the risks of metabolic disorders including type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Bariatric surgery is the most successful therapeutic option that causes sustained weight loss and improvements in obesity comorbidities. Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) and vertical sleeve gastrectomy (VSG) are two of the most frequently performed bariatric surgeries. Despite their different anatomical rearrangement, they have remarkably similar success in both weight loss and T2DM remission. Interestingly, they also both cause a wide range of endocrine changes...
June 18, 2017: Comprehensive Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625255/-effect-of-vitamin-d3-on-the-severity-and-prognosis-of-patients-with-sepsis-a-prospective-randomized-double-blind-placebo-study
#17
Fulai Ding, Bin Zang, Jiahong Fu, Kaiqiang Ji
OBJECTIVE: To observe the relationship between vitamin D3 and the severity as well as prognosis in patients with sepsis, and to explore whether exogenous vitamin D3 can improve the prognosis in patients with sepsis. METHODS: A prospective randomized double-blind placebo study was conducted. Fifty-seven patients with sepsis admitted to intensive care unit (ICU) of Shengjing Hospital Affiliated to China Medical University from March to November in 2015 were enrolled...
February 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621914/distinguishing-parathyroid-and-thyroid-lesions-on-ultrasound-guided-fine-needle-aspiration-a-correlation-of-clinical-data-ancillary-studies-and-molecular-analysis
#18
Margaret Cho, Thaira Oweity, Tamar C Brandler, Karen Fried, Pascale Levine
BACKGROUND: Differentiating parathyroid and thyroid lesions can be challenging because of considerable morphologic overlap and anatomic proximity. Therefore, the authors sought to identify characteristic morphologic patterns and useful adjunct tests to distinguish these 2 entities. METHODS: A search was conducted in the study institution database for clinically indeterminate thyroid nodules from 2000 through 2016 with an emphasis on confirmed parathyroid nodules...
June 16, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609825/the-use-of-the-bethesda-system-for-reporting-thyroid-cytopathology-in-korea-a-nationwide-multicenter-survey-by-the-korean-society-of-endocrine-pathologists
#19
Mimi Kim, Hyo Jin Park, Hye Sook Min, Hyeong Ju Kwon, Chan Kwon Jung, Seoung Wan Chae, Hyun Ju Yoo, Yoo Duk Choi, Mi Ja Lee, Jeong Ja Kwak, Dong Eun Song, Dong Hoon Kim, Hye Kyung Lee, Ji Yeon Kim, Sook Hee Hong, Jang Sihn Sohn, Hyun Seung Lee, So Yeon Park, Soon Won Hong, Mi Kyung Shin
BACKGROUND: The Bethesda System for Reporting Thyroid Cytopathology (TBSRTC) has standardized the reporting of thyroid cytology specimens. The objective of the current study was to evaluate the nationwide usage of TBSRTC and assess the malignancy rates in each category of TBSRTC in Korea. METHODS: Questionnaire surveys were used for data collection on the fine needle aspiration (FNA) of thyroid nodules at 74 institutes in 2012. The incidences and follow-up malignancy rates of each category diagnosed from January to December, 2011, in each institute were also collected and analyzed...
July 2017: Journal of Pathology and Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604785/genome-wide-association-analysis-and-functional-annotation-of-positional-candidate-genes-for-feed-conversion-efficiency-and-growth-rate-in-pigs
#20
Justyna Horodyska, Ruth M Hamill, Patrick F Varley, Henry Reyer, Klaus Wimmers
Feed conversion efficiency is a measure of how well an animal converts feed into live weight and it is typically expressed as feed conversion ratio (FCR). FCR and related traits like growth rate (e.g. days to 110 kg-D110) are of high interest for animal breeders, farmers and society due to implications on animal performance, feeding costs and environmental sustainability. The objective of this study was to identify genomic regions associated with FCR and D110 in pigs. A total of 952 terminal line boars, showing an individual variation in FCR, were genotyped using 60K SNP-Chips...
2017: PloS One
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