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V Morelli, A Scillitani, M Arosio, I Chiodini
Recently, the European Society of Endocrinology (ESE) published new guidelines on the management of adrenal incidentalomas. At the same time Lopez and coworkers published on the Annals of Internal Medicine an important study showing that even patients with non-functioning adrenal tumors have an increased risk of incident diabetes. In consideration of previous data and of the results of the study of Lopez and coworkers, some points emerge from the ESE Guidelines that deserve attention. Firstly, it must be observed that the term "autonomous cortisol secretion," introduced by the ESE Panel in the place of the commonly used "subclinical hypercortisolism," seems questionable, since the guidelines do not suggest determining the adrenocorticotroph hormone levels that could give the certain proof of a truly autonomous cortisol secretion...
October 15, 2016: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
Stéphanie Fontaine Carbonnel, Pascal Rippert, Isabelle Poirot, Dominique Gachet, Capucine de Lattre, Carole Vuillerot
OBJECTIVE: Since 2005, in France, corticosteroid therapy is now widely used in Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). This treatment has changed our practice of pediatric rehabilitation teams. We describe here our 10-year clinical experience in treating DMD patients by CS according to international guidelines i.e. prednisone 0.75mg/kg/day started from the plateau of motor function. MATERIALS/PATIENTS AND METHODS: We conducted a prospective study. Information was given on the expected effects and side effects...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Warrick J Inder
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 23, 2016: Clinical Endocrinology
Xiongjing Jiang, Hui Dong, Meng Peng, Yubao Zou, Wuqiang Che
OBJECTIVE: Adrenal venous sampling (AVS) is recommended by clinical guidelines to distinguish surgically curable types of primary aldosteronism, but remains widespread underused mainly due to difficulty in successful sampling. When considering that the right adrenal vein is angled caudally, AVS through upper extremity approach may be more appropriate. The purpose of this study was to establish the technique ofAVS via median cubital vein (MCV), and evaluate its safety and feasibility. DESIGN AND METHOD: From January 2012 to June 2015, 194 consecutive patients diagnosed as primary aldosteronism underwent AVS via MCV at the Fuwai Hospital...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
Marko Poglitsch, Ashraf H Ahmed, Michael Resl, Andrea Stoller, Dunja Van Oyen, Cornelia Schwager, Claudia Aigner, Oliver Domenig, Michael Krebs, Manuel Haschke, Michael Stowasser
OBJECTIVE: Primary aldosteronism (PA) is form of hypertension characterized by production of aldosterone by the adrenal that is excessive and relatively autonomous of the renin-angiotensin system. Once detected, unilateral PA can be usually cured by surgical removal of the affected adrenal, while bilateral PA can be specifically treated by medications, which antagonize aldosterone action. Clinical guidelines of Endocrine Societies in Europe and the US recommend screening for PA among most hypertensive patients...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
Gian Paolo Rossi
Primary aldosteronism (PA) involves more than 11% of patients referred to specialized hypertension centers and, therefore, is much more common than commonly held. Moreover, it causes a damage to the heart, blood vessels and kidneys, which translates into a high rate of cardiovascular events, in excess to the degree of blood pressure raise. Along with the notion that a timely diagnosis entails a fundamental step for the choice of an appropriate therapy, which can correct the arterial hypertension and the hypokalemia, this justifies efforts to search for PA in the majority of the patients with hypertension...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
Maria Fleseriu, Mary E Bodach, Luis M Tumialan, Vivien Bonert, Nelson M Oyesiku, Chirag G Patil, Zachary Litvack, Manish K Aghi, Gabriel Zada
BACKGROUND: Nonfunctioning pituitary adenomas (NFPAs) are among the most common pituitary lesions and may present with hypopituitarism and/or hyperprolactinemia. OBJECTIVE: To review the existing literature as it pertains to preoperative endocrine assessment in the workup for NFPAs. METHODS: A systematic review methodology was utilized to identify and screen articles assessing the role and results of preoperative laboratory assessment in patients with NFPAs...
October 2016: Neurosurgery
Erika Cornu, Olivier Steichen, Luis Nogueira-Silva, Elselien Küpers, Jean-Yves Pagny, Christine Grataloup, Stéphanie Baron, Franck Zinzindohoue, Pierre-François Plouin, Laurence Amar
Guidelines recommend suppression tests such as the saline infusion test (SIT) to ascertain the diagnosis of primary aldosteronism (PA) in patients with a high aldosterone:renin ratio. However, suppression tests have only been evaluated in small retrospective series, and some experts consider that they are not helpful for the diagnosis of PA. In this study, we evaluated whether low post-SIT aldosterone concentrations do exclude lateralized PA. Between February 2009 and December 2013, 199 patients diagnosed with PA on the basis of 2 elevated aldosterone:renin ratio results and a high basal plasma or urinary aldosterone level or high post-SIT aldosterone level had a selective adrenal venous sampling...
October 2016: Hypertension
Yaasir Mamoojee, Rasha Mukhtar
Currently available guidelines in the acute management of severely symptomatic hypotonic hyponatremia vary in their approach to the use of hypertonic saline. In the acute setting, deciding on when to implement available treatment algorithm using hypertonic saline may be difficult, given that the duration of hyponatremia and potential alternative diagnoses presenting with similar symptoms may be hard to establish promptly. We present the case of a young female with symptomatic profound hyponatremia who subsequently developed osmotic demyelination syndrome due to rapid overcorrection of serum sodium concentration...
October 2016: Hospital Practice (Minneapolis)
Andrew J Hale, Mary LaSalvia, James E Kirby, Allison Kimball, Rachel Baden
Asplenic patients are at increased risk for sepsis and fulminant infection. Sepsis in these patients is typically secondary to encapsulated bacteria, with Streptococcus pneumoniae being the most frequent pathogen. Rare complications of severe sepsis include purpura fulminans and bilateral adrenal hemorrhage (Waterhouse-Friderichsen syndrome). We present the case of a 36-year-old woman, healthy except for splenectomy years prior for idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura treatment, who presented with fever. Upon presentation to our hospital, three hours after symptoms onset, she had purpura fulminans and shock...
2016: IDCases
Robert M Carey
Primary aldosteronism with a prevalence of 8 % of hypertension and 20 % of pharmacologically resistant hypertension is the most common secondary cause of hypertension. Yet, the diagnosis is missed in the vast majority of patients. Current clinical practice guidelines recommend screening for primary aldosteronism in patients with sustained elevation of blood pressure (BP) ≥150/100 mmHg if possible prior to initiation of antihypertensive therapy, and in patients with resistant hypertension, spontaneous or diuretic-induced hypokalemia, adrenal incidentaloma, obstructive sleep apnea, a family history of early onset of hypertension or cerebrovascular accident <age 40, and first-degree relatives of patients with primary aldosteronism...
October 2016: Current Cardiology Reports
Quan-Yang Duh
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2016: Nature Reviews. Endocrinology
Daniel Ching, Eleni Anastasiadis, Sarb Sandhu
INTRODUCTION: Non-urothelial tumours are rare and account for less than 5% of all bladder tumours. Bladder paragangliomas also known as extra-adrenal pheochromocytomas are of the non-urothelial subgroup. We present an unusual case of asymptomatic bladder paraganglioma. CASE REPORT: A 77year old lady presented with acute abdominal pain was found to have an incidental enhancing nodule in the bladder. During cystoscopy and transurethral resection the patient experienced significant fluctuations in blood pressure that required anaesthetic adjustments...
2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Armando Faa, Gavino Faa, Apostolos Papalois, Eleonora Obinu, Giorgia Locci, Maria Elena Pais, Pavlos Lelovas, Dimitrios Barouxis, Charalampos Pantazopoulos, Panagiotis V Vasileiou, Nicoletta Iacovidou, Theodoros Xanthos
Aim. To evaluate the effects of erythropoietin administration on the adrenal glands in a swine model of ventricular fibrillation and resuscitation. Methods. Ventricular fibrillation was induced via pacing wire forwarded into the right ventricle in 20 female Landrace/Large White pigs, allocated into 2 groups: experimental group treated with bolus dose of erythropoietin (EPO) and control group which received normal saline. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) was performed immediately after drug administration as per the 2010 European Resuscitation Council (ERC) guidelines for Advanced Life Support (ALS) until return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) or death...
2016: BioMed Research International
George Liamis, Theodosios D Filippatos, Angelos Liontos, Moses S Elisaf
BACKGROUND: Patients with moderate to severe hypothyroidism and mainly patients with myxedema may exhibit reduced sodium levels (<135 mmol/L). SUMMARY: Aim of the short review is the presentation of the mechanisms of hyponatremia and of the available data regarding its implications and treatment in patients with hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism is one of the causes of hyponatremia and thyroid-stimulating hormone determination is mandatory during the evaluation of patients with reduced serum sodium levels...
August 2, 2016: European Journal of Endocrinology
Martin Fassnacht, Wiebke Arlt, Irina Bancos, Henning Dralle, John Newell-Price, Anju Sahdev, Antoine Tabarin, Massimo Terzolo, Stylianos Tsagarakis, Olaf M Dekkers
: By definition, an adrenal incidentaloma is an asymptomatic adrenal mass detected on imaging not performed for suspected adrenal disease. In most cases, adrenal incidentalomas are nonfunctioning adrenocortical adenomas, but may also represent conditions requiring therapeutic intervention (e.g. adrenocortical carcinoma, pheochromocytoma, hormone-producing adenoma or metastasis). The purpose of this guideline is to provide clinicians with best possible evidence-based recommendations for clinical management of patients with adrenal incidentalomas based on the GRADE (Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation) system...
August 2016: European Journal of Endocrinology
Toshihiko Yanase, Toshihiro Tajima, Takuyuki Katabami, Yasumasa Iwasaki, Yusuke Tanahashi, Akira Sugawara, Tomonobu Hasegawa, Tomoatsu Mune, Yutaka Oki, Yuichi Nakagawa, Nobuhiro Miyamura, Chikara Shimizu, Michio Otsuki, Masatoshi Nomura, Yuko Akehi, Makito Tanabe, Soji Kasayama
This clinical practice guideline of the diagnosis and treatment of adrenal insufficiency (AI) including adrenal crisis was produced on behalf of the Japan Endocrine Society. This evidence-based guideline was developed by a committee including all authors, and was reviewed by a subcommittee of the Japan Endocrine Society. The Japanese version has already been published, and the essential points have been summarized in this English language version. We recommend diagnostic tests, including measurement of basal cortisol and ACTH levels in combination with a rapid ACTH (250 μg corticotropin) test, the CRH test, and for particular situations the insulin tolerance test...
June 24, 2016: Endocrine Journal
Dushyant Kumar, Paragouda A Patil, Subarna Roy, Sanjiv D Kholkute, Harsha V Hegde, Vinod Nair
INTRODUCTION: The root of Plumbago zeylanica Linn. is used in traditional medicine for the treatment of chronic inflammatory diseases and various disorders. The toxicity of this plant has not yet been extensively evaluated. AIM: To evaluate and compare the toxicity of P. zeylanica root petroleum ether (PZPE), acetone (PZAC), and the hydroalcoholic (PZHY) extracts. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The acute and sub-acute toxicities of extracts were evaluated according to OECD guidelines 425 and 407, respectively in female rats...
July 2015: Ayu
Nadir Yehya, Maria G Vogiatzi, Neal J Thomas, Vijay Srinivasan
OBJECTIVE: To test the association between random cortisol and severity of illness in a "real-world" application of current guidelines. STUDY DESIGN: We performed a secondary analysis of a prospective observational cohort of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Children with ARDS and vasopressor-dependent shock were identified and random cortisol levels before potential hydrocortisone initiation recorded. The cohort was dichotomized to cortisol < 18 and ≥ 18 μg/dL, and hydrocortisone use and outcomes compared...
October 2016: Journal of Pediatrics
E Asbach, T A Williams, M Reincke
Primary aldosteronism (PA) is the most frequent endocrine cause of secondary arterial hypertension. Sporadic forms of PA caused mainly by an aldosterone producing adenoma (APA) or idiopathic adrenal hyperplasia (IAH) predominate; in contrast, familial forms (familial hyperaldosteronism types I, II and III) affect only a minor proportion of PA patients. Patient based registries and biobanks, international networks and next generation sequencing technologies have emerged over recent years. Somatic hot-spot mutations in the potassium channel GIRK4 (encoded by KCNJ5), in ATPases and a L-type voltage-gated calcium-channel correlate with the autonomous aldosterone production in approximately half of all APAs...
June 2016: Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes
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