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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733467/acromegaly-at-diagnosis-in-3173-patients-from-the-li%C3%A3-ge-acromegaly-survey-las-database
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Patrick Petrossians, Adrian F Daly, Emil Natchev, Luigi Maione, Karin Blijdorp, Mouna Sahnoun Fathallah, Renata Auriemma, Alpha M Diallo, Anna-Lena Hulting, Diego Ferone, Vaclav Hana, Silvia Filipponi, Caroline Sievers, Claudia Nogueira, Carmen Fajardo Montañana, Davide M C Carvalho, Vaclav Hana, Günter K Stalla, Marie-Lise Jaffrain-Réa, Brigitte Delemer, Annamaria A L Colao, Thierry Brue, Sebastian J C M M Neggers, Sabina Zacharieva, Philippe Chanson, Albert Beckers
Acromegaly is a rare disorder caused by chronic growth hormone (GH) hypersecretion. While diagnostic and therapeutic methods have advanced, little information exists on trends in acromegaly characteristics over time. The Liège Acromegaly Survey (LAS) database, a relational database, is designed to assess the profile of acromegaly patients at diagnosis and during long-term follow-up at multiple treatment centers. The study population consisted of 3173 acromegaly patients from ten countries; 54.5% were female...
July 21, 2017: Endocrine-related Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725332/thyrotoxic-valvulopathy-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Keniel Pierre, Sushee Gadde, Bassam Omar, G Mustafa Awan, Christopher Malozzi
We report a 42-year-old female who was admitted for abdominal pain, and also endorsed dyspnea, fatigue and chronic palpitations. Past medical history included asthma, patent ductus arteriosus repaired in childhood and ill-defined thyroid disease. Physical examination revealed blood pressure of 136/88 mm Hg and heart rate of 149 beats per minute. Cardiovascular exam revealed an irregularly irregular rhythm, and pulmonary exam revealed mild expiratory wheezing. Abdomen was tender. Electrocardiogram revealed atrial fibrillation with rapid ventricular response which responded to intravenous diltiazem...
June 2017: Cardiology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717364/serum-free-thyroxine-levels-were-associated-with-pulmonary-hypertension-and-pulmonary-artery-systolic-pressure-in-euthyroid-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease
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Bingjie Wu, Jingjing Jiang, Minghui Gui, Lin Liu, Qiqige Aleteng, Shanshan Wang, Xiaojing Liu, Yan Ling, Xin Gao
The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between thyroid hormone levels, pulmonary hypertension (PH), and pulmonary artery systolic pressure (PASP) in euthyroid patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). A cross-sectional study was conducted in individuals who underwent coronary angiography and were diagnosed as CAD from March 2013 to November 2013. 811 subjects (185 women and 626 men) were included in this study. PASP was measured by transthoracic Doppler echocardiography. 86 patients were diagnosed as PH and had significantly higher free thyroxine (FT4) levels than those without PH...
2017: International Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701428/a-mercury-toxicity-case-complicated-by-hyponatremia-and-abnormal-endocrinological-test-results
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Matthew Carter, Abdul Abdi, Fareeha Naz, Farouq Thabet, Arpita Vyas
Mercury (Hg) poisoning is considered a rare disease by the National Institutes of Health and the diagnosis can present great challenges to clinicians. Children who are exposed to Hg can present with a wide variety of symptoms, including acrodynia, tremor, excessive salivation, and psychiatric symptoms, including insomnia. However, endocrinologic manifestations from Hg exposure are less well known. This is a case report of a 12-year-old boy who presented with body rash, irritability, insomnia, and profuse sweating after returning from a summer camp...
July 13, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690281/women-with-subclinical-hypothyroidism-are-at-low-risk-of-poor-pregnancy-outcome-in-japan
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Seishi Furukawa, Kazuko Miyakawa, Joichi Shibata, Mitsutoshi Iwashita
Maternal subclinical hypothyroidism may be associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes, although not consistently across regions. Here, we sought to determine the effect of elevated thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) on pregnancy outcomes in Japanese women without known medical complications. TSH was determined by dried blood spots at 8-20 weeks of gestation, and 3.0-10.0 μU/mL of TSH was considered as elevated TSH (eTSH). A retrospective study involving 167 cases of eTSH was conducted. Five hundred and seventy eight of controls with normal TSH and without thyroid antibodies were selected...
2017: Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689519/insulin-resistance-and-glucose-levels-in-subjects-with-subclinical-hypothyroidism
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Sikandar Hayat Khan, Nadeem Fazal, Aamir Ijaz, Syed Mohsin Manzoor, Naveed Asif, Tariq Rafi, Muhammad Yasir, Najmusaquib Khan Niazi
OBJECTIVE: To compare insulin resistance and glycemic indicators among subjects with euthyroidism and subclinical hypothyroidism. STUDY DESIGN: Comparative cross-sectional study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: Department of Pathology and Medicine, PNS Hafeez, Islamabad, in collaboration with the Department of Chemical Pathology and Endocrinology at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP), Rawalpindi, from December 2015 to September 2016...
June 2017: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687563/axitinib-treatment-in-advanced-rai-resistant-differentiated-thyroid-cancer-dtc-and-refractory-medullary-thyroid-cancer-mtc
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Jaume Capdevila, Jose Manuel Trigo, Javier Aller, Jose Luis Manzano, Silvia Garcia-Adrian, Carles Zafon, Oscar Reig, Uriel Bohn, Teresa Ramon Y Cajal, Manuel Duran, Beatriz Gonzalez-Astorga, Ana Lopez-Alfonso, Javier Medina, Ignacio Porras, Juan Jose Reina, Nuria Palacios, Enrique Grande, Elena Cillan, Ignacio Matos, Juan Jose Grau
BACKGROUND: Axitinib, an antiangiogenic multikinase inhibitor (MKI) was evaluated in the compassionate-use-program in Spain (October 2012-November 2014). MATERIALS AND METHODS: 47 patients with advanced radioactive iodine-refractory differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC, n=34) or medullary thyroid cancer (MTC, n=13) with documented disease progression were treated with axitinib 5 mg bid. The primary efficacy endpoint was overall response rate (ORR) by RECIST v1.1. Progression-free survival (PFS) and adverse events (AEs) were secondary objectives...
July 7, 2017: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685069/clinical-features-of-lenvatinib-treatment-in-elderly-patients-with-advanced-thyroid-cancer
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Koichi Suyama, Saori Fujiwara, Takashi Takeshita, Aiko Sueta, Touko Inao, Mutsuko Yamamoto-Ibusuki, Yutaka Yamamoto, Hirotaka Iwase
Until recently, there had not been an effective systemic chemotherapy for advanced differentiated thyroid carcinoma (DTC); lenvatinib, a multi-tyrosine kinase inhibitor, has been proven effective for DTC, but has also been revealed to have adverse side effects including hypertension, hand-foot syndrome (HFS) and diarrhea. There have been few clinical studies focused on the characteristics, safety concerns or precautions for lenvatinib treatment in elderly patients. The present study administered lenvatinib to 18 patients with DTC in Kumamoto University Hospital (Kumamoto, Japan), with 9 patients in both the younger group (<75 years old) and elderly group (≥75 years old)...
July 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680634/thyrotoxicosis-presenting-as-exertional-dyspnea-and-pulmonary-hypertension-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Farid Rashidi, Hossein Sate, Esmaeil Faraji, Sepideh Tahsini Tekantapeh
OBJECTIVES: In this case study, we describe a 35-year-old woman with pulmonary hypertension that was secondary to thyrotoxicosis who presented with exertional dyspnea. In the approach to exertional dyspnea, detailed physical examination and laboratory findings helped to get the diagnosis. METHODS: Echocardiography showed right ventricular systolic pressure = 60 mmHg. A suppressed thyroid-stimulating hormone was seen in lab tests. The patient was treated with radioactive iodine...
2017: SAGE open medical case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672769/reference-intervals-and-longitudinal-changes-in-copeptin-and-mr-proadm-concentrations-during-pregnancy
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Annemiek M C P Joosen, Ivon J M van der Linden, Lianne Schrauwen, Alisia Theeuwes, Monique J M de Groot, Antonius A M Ermens
BACKGROUND: Vasopressin and adrenomedullin and their stable by-products copeptin and midregional part of proadrenomedullin (MR-proADM) are promising biomarkers for the development of preeclampsia. However, clinical use is hampered by the lack of trimester-specific reference intervals. We therefore estimated reference intervals for copeptin and MR-proADM in disease-free Dutch women throughout pregnancy. METHODS: Apparently healthy low risk pregnant women were recruited...
June 16, 2017: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670914/high-prevalence-of-chronic-pain-with-neuropathic-characteristics-after-open-reduction-and-internal-fixation-of-ankle-fractures
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Nadia Rbia, Cornelis H van der Vlies, Berry I Cleffken, Ruud W Selles, Steven E R Hovius, Tim H J Nijhuis
BACKGROUND: Unstable ankle fractures require treatment with open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF). Long-term functional outcome is satisfying in most patients; however, a number of patients have persistent complaints. Superficial nerve complications following ankle surgery may be the cause of chronic pain and disability. METHODS: In this observational retrospective survey, a cohort of 527 women and men, who underwent ORIF in the period from January 2007 to January 2014, were invited to an online questionnaire...
June 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670530/myopathy-in-patients-taking-atorvastatin-a-pilot-study
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K Manoj, N Jain, S V Madhu
AIM: This study aims to investigate the prevalence and risk factors of statin-induced myopathy. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A total of 200 patients aged ≥ 40 years and taking atorvastatin 10 mg/day or more for at least 2 weeks were recruited in the study. A detailed history of participants and anthropometry of study participants was recorded, and features of myopathy were explained. Biochemical investigations along with thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) and Vitamin D were done in all patients...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645694/-comparative-analysis-effectiveness-of-nicotine-addiction-treatment-in-people-with-psychiatric-comorbidity
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R Godoy, F J Callejas, J Cruz, A I Tornero, P J Tárraga, J A Rodríguez-Montes
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether or not nicotine addiction treatment was less effective in psychiatric than in the healthy population. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A retrospective, descriptive and comparative cohort study was conducted in Albacete University Hospital during years 2008-2012 on all patients that attended the Tobacco Cessation Unit. The statistical tests used were Chi-squared, likelihood ratio, and the Student t test. Statistical significance P≤.05. RESULTS: The study included a total of 1,484 patients, of which 48...
June 20, 2017: Semergen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635560/sorafenib-in-japanese-patients-with-locally-advanced-or-metastatic-medullary-thyroid-carcinoma-and-anaplastic-thyroid-carcinoma
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Yasuhiro Ito, Naoyoshi Onoda, Ken-Ichi Ito, Iwao Sugitani, Shunji Takahashi, Iku Yamaguchi, Koki Kabu, Katsuya Tsukada
BACKGROUND: Therapeutic options for treating advanced or metastatic medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) and anaplastic thyroid carcinoma (ATC) are still limited in Japan, even though vandetanib for MTC and lenvatinib for MTC and ATC have been approved. Sorafenib is an oral multikinase inhibitor approved for the treatment of patients with radioactive iodine-refractory differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC). An uncontrolled, open-label, multicenter, single-arm, Phase 2 clinical study was conducted to evaluate the safety and efficacy of sorafenib in Japanese patients with MTC and ATC...
July 24, 2017: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620573/clinical-characteristics-and-outcomes-of-patients-with-ischemic-and-non-ischemic-complete-heart-block
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Murtaza Sundhu, Mehmet Yildiz, Mubbasher Syed, Bhavan Shah, Sajjad Gul, Omer Afzal, Lon Castle
INTRODUCTION: Third degree or complete heart block (CHB) is a medical emergency and usually requires permanent pacemaker placement. CHB can be caused by cardiac ischemia or non-ischemic conditions such as infiltrative diseases or fibrosis. The purpose of this study is to identify the baseline clinical characteristics associated with ischemic versus non-ischemic causes of complete heart block and compare their outcomes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An institutional review broad approval was granted by the Cleveland Clinic Health System...
May 12, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617146/diospyros-rhodocalyx-tako-na-a-thai-folk-medicine-associated-with-hypokalemia-and-generalized-muscle-weakness-a-case-series
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Rittirak Othong, Satariya Trakulsrichai, Winai Wananukul
INTRODUCTION: Diospyros rhodocalyx (Tako-Na) is a Thai folk medicine purported to promote longevity, treat impotence, etc. We present patients with hypokalemia, weakness and hypertension after consuming Tako-Na tea. CASE SERIES: Case 1: A 61-year-old man was brought in nine hours after drinking 400-500 mL of Tako-Na tea. One handful of Tako-Na bark was boiled in water to make tea. He had vomiting and watery diarrhea six hours after drinking it. He took no medications and had no history of hypertension...
June 15, 2017: Clinical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612237/assessment-of-the-impact-of-l-thyroxine-therapy-on-bleeding-risk-in-patients-receiving-vitamin-k-antagonists
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Farès Moustafa, Rémi Malhomme, Bruno Pereira, Alain Barres, Jennifer Saint-Denis, Frederic Dutheil, Marie Batisse, Jeannot Schmidt
BACKGROUND: Several studies have suggested a link exists between L-thyroxine and the coagulation system, and, according to some drug interaction studies, L-thyroxine can potentiate the effect of warfarin. This study sought to assess whether thyroid hormone therapy could impact the risk of bleeding in patients receiving vitamin K antagonists (VKAs). METHODS: We conducted a monocentric, retrospective study on prospectively collected data from consecutive patients enrolled in the Registry of patient with AntiThrombotic agents admitted to an Emergency Department (RATED) database, and compared the hemorrhage rates (both major and nonmajor) of patients receiving treatment with and without L-thyroxine...
June 13, 2017: Clinical Drug Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606676/burden-and-impact-of-congenital-syndromes-and-comorbidities-among-adults-with-congenital-heart-disease
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Isabelle Bracher, Maria Padrutt, Francesca Bonassin, Bruno Santos Lopes, Christiane Gruner, Simon F Stämpfli, Angela Oxenius, Gabriella De Pasquale, Theresa Seeliger, Thomas F Lüscher, Christine Attenhofer Jost, Matthias Greutmann
BACKGROUND: Our aim was to assess the overall burden of congenital syndromes and non-cardiac comorbidities among adults with congenital heart disease and to assess their impact on circumstances of living and outcomes. METHODS: Within a cohort of 1725 adults with congenital heart defects (65% defects of moderate or great complexity) followed at a single tertiary care center, congenital syndromes and comorbidities were identified by chart review. Their association with arrhythmias, circumstances of living and survival was analyzed...
August 1, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603603/multi-modality-surgical-treatment-for-an-increasingly-common-patient-with-morbid-obesity-and-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma
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Zachary A Ichter, Madhumithaa Parthasarathy, John M Morton
The link between obesity and health disorders such as hypertension, diabetes and coronary artery disease is well known. When a morbidly obese patient presents with a new diagnosis of any cancer, it adds to the many challenges both the patient and treating physicians face. Not only is surgical resection of the malignancy more technically challenging, but also postoperative care such as therapeutic radiation and follow-up imaging is limited by the weight and size restrictions of the machines. With time to treatment being a key factor in limiting the progression of disease, standard weight loss techniques such as diet and exercise in the majority of cases take too long or fail to lead to adequate results...
June 2017: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584858/a-longitudinal-population-study-of-the-impact-of-cataract-extraction-on-sleep-quality
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Yanjun Chen, David M Nondahl, Carla R Schubert, Dayna S Dalton, Adam J Paulsen, Barbara E K Klein, Ronald Klein, Karen J Cruickshanks
PURPOSE: To investigate the longitudinal effects of cataract extraction on sleep quality in two discrete population cohorts. METHODS: 301 participants who had senile cataract in both eyes at the baseline examination were selected from two large longitudinal epidemiologic studies of age-related eye disease, hearing, olfaction, and cognition. The participants were divided into two groups: one had cataract surgery (CS) in both eyes, and the other had no cataract surgery (NCS) in either eye by the follow up examination...
2017: Cogent Medicine
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