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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767844/comorbidities-associated-with-higher-von-willebrand-factor-vwf-levels-may-explain-the-age-related-increase-of-vwf-in-von-willebrand-disease
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Ferdows Atiq, Karina Meijer, Jeroen Eikenboom, Karin Fijnvandraat, Eveline P Mauser-Bunschoten, Karin P M van Galen, Marten R Nijziel, Paula F Ypma, Joke de Meris, Britta A P Laros-van Gorkom, Johanna G van der Bom, Moniek P de Maat, Marjon H Cnossen, Frank W G Leebeek
Some comorbidities, such as hypertension, are associated with higher von Willebrand factor (VWF) levels in the general population. No studies have been conducted to assess this association in patients with von Willebrand disease (VWD). Therefore, we studied this association in patients with type 1 (n = 333) and type 2 (n = 203) VWD from the 'WiN" study. VWF antigen (VWF:Ag) was higher in type 1 VWD patients with hypertension [difference: 0·23 iu/ml, 95% confidence interval (CI): 0·11-0·35], diabetes mellitus (0·11 iu/ml, 95% CI: -0·02 to 0·23), cancer (0·14 iu/ml, 95% CI: 0·03-0·25) and thyroid dysfunction (0·14 iu/ml, 95% CI: 0·03-0·26) than in patients without these comorbidities (all corrected for age, sex and blood group)...
May 16, 2018: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766936/risk-factors-symptom-severity-and-functional-status-among-patients-with-carpel-tunnel-syndrome
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F Sharief, J Kanmani, S Kumar
Background: Carpal tunnel syndrome refers to a constellation of symptoms resulting from compression of the median nerve at the wrist. The characteristic symptoms include pain and numbness in the hands. Aim: To identify the risk factors responsible for carpal tunnel syndrome, to identify the symptom severity as well as functional status of patients with carpal tunnel syndrome, and to determine the relationship between symptom severity and functional status among patients with carpal tunnel syndrome...
May 2018: Neurology India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29729156/correlations-between-lipid-metabolism-indices-in-patients-with-hypertension-and-hypothyroidism
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Lyubov V Olenych, Lesya I Pylypiv, Nataliya S Bek, Olena M Radchenko
OBJECTIVE: Introduction: Hypertension is a major reason behind morbidity, disability and mortality. Elevated blood pressure is a huge risk factor for cardio-vascular diseases. Almost 90% of hypertension patients have internal comorbidities, in particular hypothyroidism. For now, however, the specificities of the clinical course of hypertension in hypothyroid patients are understudied and the data on lipid metabolism in patients with primary hypothyroidism and hypertension are inconclusive...
2018: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29721016/the-association-of-thyroid-nodules-with-metabolic-status-a-cross-sectional-spect-china-study
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Yi Chen, Chunfang Zhu, Yingchao Chen, Ningjian Wang, Qin Li, Bing Han, Li Zhao, Chi Chen, Hualing Zhai, Yingli Lu
Purpose: The aim of this study was to investigate the association of thyroid nodules (TNs) and their ultrasound (US) characteristics related to malignancy with metabolic status. Methods: The data were obtained from a cross-sectional study (SPECT-China, 2014-2015). The study included 9898 participants older than 18 years. Participants underwent several checkups, which included the measurement of anthropometric parameters, blood pressure, TSH levels, glucose, and lipid profiles...
2018: International Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29707880/risk-factors-for-adverse-maternal-and-perinatal-outcomes-in-women-with-preeclampsia-analysis-of-1396-cases
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Xun Li, Weishe Zhang, Jianhua Lin, Huai Liu, Zujing Yang, Yincheng Teng, Si Duan, Xinxiu Lin, Yingming Xie, Yuanqiu Li, Liangqun Xie, Qiaozhen Peng, Lu Xia
Preeclampsia is a major cause of adverse maternal and perinatal outcomes, but how to identify women and fetuses at increased risk for later adverse events is a challenge. This study aimed to investigate the risk factors for adverse maternal and perinatal outcomes in women with preeclampsia. Data from 1396 women with preeclampsia were retrospectively collected and analyzed. Eighteen candidate risk factors and 12 adverse outcomes were investigated. The following factors were found to be significantly associated with at least one adverse outcome: maternal age 35 years or older, multiple birth, the usage of assisted reproductive technology, living in a rural area, history of pregnancy-induced hypertension, male fetus, multigravida, or having polycystic ovary syndrome, hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes, and low platelet count syndrome, intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy, cardiovascular disease, gestational diabetes mellitus, systemic lupus erythematosus, thyroid disease, or liver disease...
April 30, 2018: Journal of Clinical Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29705998/photoacoustic-imaging-system-visualizes-restoration-of-peripheral-oxygenation-in-psoriatic-lesions
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Y Ishida, A Otsuka, T Honda, Y Asao, H Sekiguchi, A Yoshikawa, T Yagi, K Kabashima
Photoacoustic imaging (PAI) is an emerging technology that enables visualization of vasculatures and pigmented tissue in vivo1 . PAI has been used for the detection of cancers such as melanoma, thyroid cancer and breast cancer in pre-clinical studies2,3 . To date, no study has used PAI to assess a systemic, internal disease. Many systemic diseases such as hypertension and diabetes cause atherosclerosis (a macrovascular disease) and arteriosclerosis (a microvascular disease). While atherosclerosis is readily evaluated by clinical tests such as sonographic study of the common carotid arteries, arteriosclerosis cannot be readily assessed...
April 28, 2018: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29705022/comorbid-thyroid-disease-in-patients-with-major-depressive-disorder-results-from-the-european-group-for-the-study-of-resistant-depression-gsrd
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Gernot Fugger, Markus Dold, Lucie Bartova, Alexander Kautzky, Daniel Souery, Julien Mendlewicz, Alessandro Serretti, Joseph Zohar, Stuart Montgomery, Richard Frey, Siegfried Kasper
This multicenter study of the European Group for the Study of Resistant Depression (GSRD) aimed to explore the association between major depressive disorder (MDD) and comorbid thyroid disease. A total number of 1410 patients` characteristics in terms of demographic and clinical information were compared between MDD subjects with and without concurrent thyroid disease using descriptive statistics, analyses of covariance (ANCOVA) and binary logistic regression analyses. We determined a point prevalence rate for comorbid hypothyroidism of 13...
April 25, 2018: European Neuropsychopharmacology: the Journal of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29704768/management-of-treatment-related-toxicities-in-advanced-medullary-thyroid-cancer
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REVIEW
Marcia S Brose, Keith C Bible, Laura Q M Chow, Jill Gilbert, Carolyn Grande, Francis Worden, Robert Haddad
Progress in the treatment of advanced medullary thyroid cancer (MTC) has resulted from the approval of 2 drugs within the past 5 years, vandetanib and cabozantinib. These multikinase inhibitors (MKIs) possess overlapping specificities for multiple kinase targets implicated in the progression of MTC. Both drugs are associated with toxicities, including hypertension, hemorrhage/perforation, diarrhea and other gastrointestinal events, several dermatologic events, and hypothyroidism. In addition, vandetanib is uniquely associated with QTc prolongation through interaction with myocardial potassium channels, and cabozantinib is uniquely associated with hand-foot skin reaction...
April 22, 2018: Cancer Treatment Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29701190/-relationship-between-unexplained-palpitation-in-children-and-head-up-tilt-test
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Tuoyu Gan, Lijia Wu, Runmei Zou, Ping Lin, Fang Li, Hong Yang, Ping Liu, Xiaohui Gong, Cheng Wang
To explore the relationship between unexplained palpitation in children and head-up tilt test (HUTT).
 Methods: A total of 142 children with the main symptom of unexplained palpitation were admitted to the Specialist Out-Patient Clinic of Children's Cardiovascular Disease from Sept. 2008 to Feb. 2017 in the Second Xiangya Hospital, Central South University. Among them, 63 cases were male, 79 cases were female, with the mean age of (10.12±2.88) years old. The detailed history, physical examinations, conventional 12 electrocardiogram, chest X-ray, echocardiography, myocardial enzymes and thyroid function were all examined...
March 28, 2018: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29693796/a-phase-1-study-of-cabozantinib-in-children-and-adolescents-with-recurrent-or-refractory-solid-tumors-including-cns-tumors-trial-advl1211-a-report-from-the-children-s-oncology-group
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Meredith K Chuk, Brigitte C Widemann, Charles G Minard, Xiaowei Liu, AeRang Kim, Melanie Brooke Bernhardt, Rachel A Kudgus, Joel M Reid, Stephan D Voss, Susan Blaney, Elizabeth Fox, Brenda J Weigel
BACKGROUND: We conducted a phase 1 trial to determine the maximum tolerated dose (MTD), toxicity profile, pharmacokinetics (PK), pharmacodynamics (PD), and preliminary activity of cabozantinib in children with refractory or relapsed solid tumors. METHODS: Patients received cabozantinib tablets on a continuous dosing schedule in a rolling-six escalating phase 1 trial design. PK and PD studies were performed. RESULTS: Forty-one patients, median (range) age 13 (4-18) years, received cabozantinib to achieve a weekly cumulative dose equivalent to 30 (n = 6), 40 (n = 23)...
April 25, 2018: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684933/-dysphagia-from-a-gastroenterologist-s-perspective
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Marcus Hollenbach, Jürgen Feisthammel, Joachim Mössner, Albrecht Hoffmeister
Swallowing disorders (dysphagia) comprise a common cause of medical consultation and are defined as a subjective sensation of difficulty or abnormality of swallowing. In the initial step, a clear differentiation of dysphagia from odynophagia and globus sensation for further diagnostic procedures is mandatory. The careful questioning of patients symptoms and complaints is often helpful for the differentiation of oropharyngeal and esophageal dysphagia. Oropharyngeal dysphagia is mainly caused by neurological disorders (cerebral ischemia, Parkinson's disease, dementia) or local compression of malignancies, thyroid gland or lymph nodes...
May 2018: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683911/acog-committee-opinion-no-736-optimizing-postpartum-care
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The weeks following birth are a critical period for a woman and her infant, setting the stage for long-term health and well-being. To optimize the health of women and infants, postpartum care should become an ongoing process, rather than a single encounter, with services and support tailored to each woman's individual needs. It is recommended that all women have contact with their obstetrician-gynecologists or other obstetric care providers within the first 3 weeks postpartum. This initial assessment should be followed up with ongoing care as needed, concluding with a comprehensive postpartum visit no later than 12 weeks after birth...
May 2018: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683906/acog-committee-opinion-no-736-summary-optimizing-postpartum-care
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The weeks following birth are a critical period for a woman and her infant, setting the stage for long-term health and well-being. To optimize the health of women and infants, postpartum care should become an ongoing process, rather than a single encounter, with services and support tailored to each woman's individual needs. It is recommended that all women have contact with their obstetrician-gynecologists or other obstetric care providers within the first 3 weeks postpartum. This initial assessment should be followed up with ongoing care as needed, concluding with a comprehensive postpartum visit no later than 12 weeks after birth...
May 2018: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678288/internalization-of-g-protein-coupled-receptors-implication-in-receptor-function-physiology-and-diseases
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REVIEW
Davide Calebiro, Amod Godbole
G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) are the largest family of membrane receptors and mediate the effects of numerous hormones and neurotransmitters. The nearly 1000 GPCRs encoded by the human genome regulate virtually all physiological functions and are implicated in the pathogenesis of prevalent human diseases such as thyroid disorders, hypertension or Parkinson's disease. As a result, 30-50% of all currently prescribed drugs are targeting these receptors. Once activated, GPCRs induce signals at the cell surface...
April 2018: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676367/sclerosing-mucoepidermoid-carcinoma-with-eosinophilia-of-thyroid-gland-not-so-indolent-a-neoplasm
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Anila Kunjulekshmi Amma Raveendran Nair, Nebu A George, Rejnish Kumar, A Sreekumar, K Jayasree
A 58-year-old female, a known diabetic and hypertensive, presented with left-sided swelling on the anterior aspect of the neck of 1-year duration, which was rapidly increasing in size for the past 6 months. She was on Eltroxin for hypothyroidism for the past 1 year. Computed tomography study of the neck showed a nodule in the left lobe of thyroid which on fine-needle aspiration was suspicious for malignancy. Total thyroidectomy with left posterolateral lymph node dissection was done. Histopathological examination showed sclerosing mucoepidermoid carcinoma with eosinophilia (SMECE) of the thyroid gland with lymph node metastasis...
April 2018: Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669571/sex-differences-in-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-role-of-infection-and-autoimmunity-in-the-pathogenesis-of-disease
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REVIEW
Kyle A Batton, Christopher O Austin, Katelyn A Bruno, Charles D Burger, Brian P Shapiro, DeLisa Fairweather
Registry data worldwide indicate an overall female predominance for pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) of 2-4 over men. Genetic predisposition accounts for only 1-5% of PAH cases, while autoimmune diseases and infections are closely linked to PAH. Idiopathic PAH may include patients with undiagnosed autoimmune diseases based on the relatively high presence of autoantibodies in this group. The two largest PAH registries to date report a sex ratio for autoimmune connective tissue disease-associated PAH of 9:1 female to male, highlighting the need for future studies to analyze subgroup data according to sex...
April 18, 2018: Biology of Sex Differences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662307/thyroid-nodules-in-centenarians-prevalence-and-relationship-to-lifestyle-characteristics-and-dietary-habits
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Yao Yao, Xianghui Chen, Shengzheng Wu, Liang Guo, Hao Zhang, Qiao Zhu, Jie Tang, Fuxin Luan, Yali Zhao, Faqin Lv, Yao He
Background: Thyroid nodules (TNs) are common thyroid lesions in older population. Few studies have focused on the prevalence of TNs and their relationship to lifestyle characteristics and dietary habits in centenarians. The current study aimed at determining the prevalence of TNs in Chinese centenarians by using high-resolution ultrasound (US) equipment and at investigating its relationship to lifestyle characteristics and dietary habits. Participants and methods: The current study was part of the China Hainan Centenarian Cohort Study that was conducted in Hainan, an iodine-sufficient region in People's Republic of China...
2018: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661439/frequency-of-thyroid-dysfunction-in-patients-with-diabetes-mellitus-before-and-after-liver-transplantation
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A Moura Neto, T G Bovi, C M Righetto, A R Fiore, L T Lot, S R Perales, E C de Ataide, I F S F Boin
BACKGROUND: There is mutual influence between the liver and thyroid hormone metabolism. Patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) also have an increased prevalence of thyroid disorders (TDs). The objectives of this study were to evaluate the frequency of TD before and after liver transplantation (LT) in a population of patients with DM as a whole and when categorized by sex. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a retrospective study involving interview and medical record analysis of 46 consecutive patients followed at the diabetes mellitus and liver transplantation unit of a tertiary university hospital...
April 2018: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656442/treatment-emergent-hypertension-and-efficacy-in-the-phase-3-study-of-e7080-lenvatinib-in-differentiated-cancer-of-the-thyroid-select
#19
Lori J Wirth, Makoto Tahara, Bruce Robinson, Sanjeev Francis, Marcia S Brose, Mouhammed Amir Habra, Kate Newbold, Naomi Kiyota, Corina E Dutcus, Elton Mathias, Matthew Guo, Steven I Sherman, Martin Schlumberger
BACKGROUND: Hypertension (HTN) is an established class effect of vascular endothelial growth factor receptor (VEGFR) inhibition. In the phase 3 Study of (E7080) Lenvatinib in Differentiated Cancer of the Thyroid (SELECT) trial, HTN was the most frequent adverse event of lenvatinib, an inhibitor of VEGFR1, VEGFR2, VEGFR3, fibroblast growth factor receptor 1 (FGFR1), FGFR2, FGFR3, FGFR4, platelet-derived growth factor receptor α (PDGFRα), ret proto-oncogene (RET), and stem cell factor receptor (KIT)...
April 14, 2018: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29642923/association-of-maternal-serum-lipids-at-late-gestation-with-the-risk-of-neonatal-macrosomia-in-women-without-diabetes-mellitus
#20
Xiangxiang Wang, Qingbo Guan, Jiajun Zhao, Feifei Yang, Zhongshang Yuan, Yongchao Yin, Rui Fang, Lingwei Liu, Changting Zuo, Ling Gao
BACKGROUND: Macrosomia is a serious public health problem worldwide due to its increasing prevalence and adverse influences on maternal and neonatal outcomes. Maternal dyslipidemia exerts potential and adverse impacts on pregnant women and newborns. However, the association between maternal serum lipids and the risk of macrosomia has not yet been clearly elucidated. We explored the association between the maternal lipids profile at late gestation and the risk of having macrosomia among women without diabetes mellitus (DM)...
April 11, 2018: Lipids in Health and Disease
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