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Yedukondalu Kollati, Ranga Rao Ambati, Prakash Narayana Reddy, N Satya Sampath Kumar, Rajesh K Patel, Vijaya R Dirisala
: Back ground: Thyroid hormone (T3) is essential for normal development of children enabling brain development and somatic growth. However, certain individuals are genetically predisposed with insufficient or no thyroid hormones. Such a condition is termed congenital hypothyroidism (CH). OBJECTIVE: In the present review, a brief back ground about congenital hypothyroidism, factors associated with CH leading to thyroid dysgenesis and thyroid dyshormonogenesis is elaborated...
February 6, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153744/thyroid-stimulating-hormone-tsh-%C3%A2-2-5mu-l-in-early-pregnancy-prevalence-and-subsequent-outcomes
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David M Carty, Flora Doogan, Paul Welsh, Anna F Dominiczak, Christian Delles
OBJECTIVE: There remains controversy over how women with abnormal thyroid function tests in pregnancy should be classified. In this study we assessed the proportion of women with thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH)≥2.5mU/l in a large obstetric cohort, and examined how many have gone on to develop thyroid disease in the years since their pregnancy. STUDY DESIGN: 4643 women were recruited and samples taken in early pregnancy between 2007 and 2010. Thyroid function tests were analysed in 2014; in women with raised TSH computerised health records and prescription databases were used to identify thyroid disease detected since pregnancy...
January 25, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081173/effect-of-rifampin-on-thyroid-function-test-in-patients-on-levothyroxine-medication
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Hye In Kim, Tae Hyuk Kim, Hosu Kim, Young Nam Kim, Hye Won Jang, Jae Hoon Chung, Seong Mi Moon, Byung Woo Jhun, Hyun Lee, Won-Jung Koh, Sun Wook Kim
BACKGROUND: Levothyroxine (LT4) and rifampin (RIF) are sometimes used together; however, no clinical studies have assessed the effects of these drugs on thyroid function or the need to adjust LT4 dose. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the records of 71 Korean patients who started RIF during LT4 treatment. Clinically relevant cases that required dose adjustment according to the American Thyroid Association (ATA)/American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) guidelines were identified, and risk factors of increased LT4 dose were analyzed...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981511/the-emergence-of-levothyroxine-as-a-treatment-for-hypothyroidism
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REVIEW
James V Hennessey
OBJECTIVE: To describe the historical refinements, understanding of physiology and clinical outcomes observed with thyroid hormone replacement strategies. METHODS: A Medline search was initiated using the search terms, levothyroxine, thyroid hormone history, levothyroxine mono therapy, thyroid hormone replacement, combination LT4 therapy, levothyroxine Bioequivalence. Pertinent articles of interest were identified by title and where available abstract for further review...
January 2017: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892439/lichen-planus-pigmentosus-a-study-for-association-of-thyroid-dysfunction
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D Karn, S Kc, M Timalsina
Background Lichen planus pigmentosus (LPP) is considered a chronic and progressive variant of lichen planus. Although pigmentation occurs in the sun exposed areas, the etiology remains unknown and there are no appropriate treatment guidelines. Association with thyroid disorder has been described in various disorders of pigmentation. Objective The objective of this study was to find the association between LPP and thyroid dysfunction. Method A total of 54 clinically diagnosed cases of LPP and 54 age and sex matched healthy control volunteers were included in this case control study...
January 2016: Kathmandu University Medical Journal (KUMJ)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790421/a-study-to-assess-the-validity-of-estimation-of-serum-ostase-level-in-hyperthyroid-and-hypothyroid-cases
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Polina Boruah, Arup Jyoti Baruah, Ranendra Hajong, Chandan Kumar Nath, Bhupen Barman, Happy Chutia, Kalyan Sarma
INTRODUCTION: One of the more specific assessments of the metabolic status of bone in normal and in disease conditions is the measurement of bone specific alkaline phosphatase or ostase. The measurement of serum ostase has several advantages over the measurements of other bone parameter. Because of its relatively long half-life, in-vivo (1 to 3days), it is relatively unaffected by diurnal variation. AIM: To find the correlation of serum ostase level in hyper and hypothyroid cases and also to study the validity of routine estimation of serum ostase in hyper and hypothyroid cases so as to monitor the base level bone health on presentation...
September 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27668160/prevalence-of-hypothyroidism-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-a-cross-sectional-study-from-north-india
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Abhilash Chandra
BACKGROUND: There is an increased prevalence of hypothyroidism in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients as the glomerular filtration rate falls. However, there is a paucity of Indian data in this respect. METHODS: A cross-sectional analysis was performed based on the database of the information system of a tertiary care hospital in northern India to retrieve results of nephrology CKD outpatients (> 18 years of age) from September 2013 to October 2015 to determine the prevalence of hypothyroidism in the non-dialysis-dependent CKD population...
September 2016: Kidney Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27586448/recent-advances-in-autoimmune-thyroid-diseases
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REVIEW
Won Sang Yoo, Hyun Kyung Chung
Autoimmune thyroid disease (AITD) includes hyperthyroid Graves disease, hypothyroid autoimmune thyroiditis, and subtle subclinical thyroid dysfunctions. AITD is caused by interactions between genetic and environmental predisposing factors and results in autoimmune deterioration. Data on polymorphisms in the AITD susceptibility genes, related environmental factors, and dysregulation of autoimmune processes have accumulated over time. Over the last decade, there has been progress in the clinical field of AITD with respect to the available diagnostic and therapeutic methods as well as clinical consensus...
September 2016: Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27571216/thyroid-disorders-in-children-and-adolescents-a-review
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Patrick Hanley, Katherine Lord, Andrew J Bauer
Importance: Normal thyroid gland function is critical for early neurocognitive development, as well as for growth and development throughout childhood and adolescence. Thyroid disorders are common, and attention to physical examination findings, combined with selected laboratory and radiologic tools, aids in the early diagnosis and treatment. Objective: To provide a practical review of the presentation, evaluation, and treatment of thyroid disorders commonly encountered in a primary care practice...
October 1, 2016: JAMA Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27482609/italian-association-of-clinical-endocrinologists-statement-replacement-therapy-for-primary-hypothyroidism-a-brief-guide-for-clinical-practice
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Rinaldo Guglielmi, Andrea Frasoldati, Michele Zini, Franco Grimaldi, Hossein Gharib, Jeffrey R Garber, Enrico Papini
OBJECTIVE: Hypothyroidism requires life-long thyroid hormone replacement therapy in most patients. Oral levothyroxine (LT4) is an established safe and effective treatment for hypothyroidism, but some issues remain unsettled. METHODS: The Italian Association of Clinical Endocrinologists appointed a panel of experts to provide an updated statement for appropriate use of thyroid hormone formulations for hypothyroidism replacement therapy. The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists' protocol for standardized production of clinical practice guidelines was followed...
November 2016: Endocrine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27192394/national-survey-on-concepts-for-congenital-hypothyroidism-screening-in-neonatal-intensive-care-units-in-japan
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Atsushi Uchiyama, Sigetaka Sugihara, Satoshi Kusuda
BACKGROUND: Recently, a revised version of the Guidelines for Mass Screening of Congenital Hypothyroidism (CH) was published in Japan, but it is not known whether the guidelines are used routinely in neonatal intensive care units (NICU). METHODS: To clarify the current status and issues of newborn screening (NBS) for CH in Japanese NICU, we sent a questionnaire by mail or email to neonatologists responsible for 100 tertiary NICU in Japan, and analyzed their responses...
December 2016: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27126268/thyroxine-replacement-a-clinical-endocrinologist-s-viewpoint
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REVIEW
V Eligar, P N Taylor, O E Okosieme, G P Leese, C M Dayan
BACKGROUND: Hypothyroidism affects 2-5% of the general population. Patients with uncorrected disease suffer significant morbidity and have an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and neurocognitive impairment. Levothyroxine, the treatment of choice, is inexpensive, easy to administer and in most cases restores well-being while normalizing thyroid function. However, 30-50% of individuals on levothyroxine are either over-treated or under-treated and others remain dissatisfied with treatment despite achieving thyroid hormone concentrations within the laboratory reference interval...
July 2016: Annals of Clinical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27064469/slipped-capital-femoral-epiphysis-in-atypical-patients
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REVIEW
Noelle Whyte, Christopher Sullivan
When patients who are thin present with knee pain, it can be easy to overlook the possibility of slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE). Although 80% of patients with a "slip" are obese, thin children are not immune to this problem. Endocrinopathies, especially hypothyroidism, can be associated with SCFE. This article describes guidelines for evaluating patients for a slip and highlights some important considerations for the atypical SCFE. Patients with open growth plates with thigh or knee pain should routinely have a hip examination as part of the evaluation...
April 2016: Pediatric Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27039249/pregnancy-loss-french-clinical-practice-guidelines
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EDITORIAL
C Huchon, X Deffieux, G Beucher, P Capmas, X Carcopino, N Costedoat-Chalumeau, A Delabaere, V Gallot, E Iraola, V Lavoue, G Legendre, V Lejeune-Saada, J Leveque, S Nedellec, J Nizard, T Quibel, D Subtil, F Vialard, D Lemery
In intrauterine pregnancies of uncertain viability with a gestational sac without a yolk sac (with a mean of three orthogonal transvaginal ultrasound measurements <25mm), the suspected pregnancy loss should only be confirmed after a follow-up scan at least 14 days later shows no embryo with cardiac activity (Grade C). In intrauterine pregnancies of uncertain viability with an embryo <7mm on transvaginal ultrasound, the suspected pregnancy loss should only be confirmed after a follow-up scan at least 7 days later (Grade C)...
June 2016: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26980880/management-of-neonates-born-to-mothers-with-graves-disease
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REVIEW
Daniëlle C M van der Kaay, Jonathan D Wasserman, Mark R Palmert
Neonates born to mothers with Graves' disease are at risk for significant morbidity and mortality and need to be appropriately identified and managed. Because no consensus guidelines regarding the treatment of these newborns exist, we sought to generate a literature-based management algorithm. The suggestions include the following: (1) Base initial risk assessment on maternal thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) receptor antibodies. If levels are negative, no specific neonatal follow-up is necessary; if unavailable or positive, regard the newborn as "at risk" for the development of hyperthyroidism...
April 2016: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26924647/a-rabbit-model-of-fatal-hypothyroidism-mimicking-myxedema-coma-established-by-microscopic-total-thyroidectomy
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Yosuke Ono, Masanori Fujita, Sachiko Ono, Sho Ogata, Shoichi Tachibana, Yuji Tanaka
Myxedema coma (MC) is a life-threatening endocrine crisis caused by severe hypothyroidism. However, validated diagnostic criteria and treatment guidelines for MC have not been established owing to its rarity. Therefore, a valid animal model is required to investigate the pathologic and therapeutic aspects of MC. The aim of the present study was to establish an animal model of MC induced by total thyroidectomy. We utilized 14 male New Zealand White rabbits anesthetized via intramuscular ketamine and xylazine administration...
June 30, 2016: Endocrine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26885359/levothyroxine-treatment-of-mild-subclinical-hypothyroidism-a-review-of-potential-risks-and-benefits
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REVIEW
Zeeshan Javed, Thozhukat Sathyapalan
Subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH) is defined as elevated thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) with normal levels of free triiodothyronine (FT3) and free thyroxine (FT4). SCH is further classified into a milder condition with TSH levels between 4.0 and 10.0 milli-international units (mIU)/l (mild-SCH) and a severe form with TSH >10.0 mIU/l (severe-SCH). SCH is a common problem (prevalence is greater in women than men), which increases further with increasing age and TSH levels. Even though the risk of progression to overt hypothyroidism is higher in patients with severe-SCH, the risk is also significant in patients having mild-SCH; it has been suggested that every twofold rise in serum TSH would increase the risk from 1 to 4%, which further increases to 38% if thyroid antibodies are positive...
February 2016: Therapeutic Advances in Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26799350/graves-disease-pharmacotherapy-in-women-of-reproductive-age
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REVIEW
Jeremy J Prunty, Crystal D Heise, David G Chaffin
Graves' disease is an autoimmune disorder in which inappropriate stimulation of the thyroid gland results in unregulated secretion of thyroid hormones resulting in hyperthyroidism. Graves' disease is the most common cause of autoimmune hyperthyroidism during pregnancy. Treatment options for Graves' disease include thioamide therapy, partial or total thyroidectomy, and radioactive iodine. In this article, we review guideline recommendations for Graves' disease treatment in women of reproductive age including the recent guideline from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists...
January 2016: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26718938/prevalence-of-chd-related-metabolic-comorbidity-of-diabetes-mellitus-in-northern-chinese-adults-the-reaction-study
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Nannan Gao, Zhongshang Yuan, Xulei Tang, Xiaoming Zhou, Meng Zhao, Lu Liu, Jiadong Ji, Fuzhong Xue, Guang Ning, Jiajun Zhao, Haiqing Zhang, Ling Gao
AIM: To gain more precise understanding of the epidemiology of comorbidities with diabetes and to clarify the correlation with coronary heart disease (CHD) in Chinese population. METHODS: Based on REACTION study, 18,696 participants aged over 40 years were included in the cross-sectional analysis. Prevalence and patterns of comorbid diseases were demonstrated, and their impact on CHD was also analyzed by logistic regression. RESULTS: Diabetes was more prevalent in patients with older age and lower education level, with relatively low awareness (36...
March 2016: Journal of Diabetes and its Complications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26654514/a-systematic-review-of-clinical-practice-guidelines-recommendations-on-levothyroxine-therapy-alone-versus-combination-therapy-lt4-plus-lt3-for-hypothyroidism
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REVIEW
Eyal Kraut, Pendar Farahani
PURPOSE: Patients with hypothyroidism are increasingly enquiring about the benefit of using combination therapy of levothyroxine (LT4) and liothyronine (LT3) as a potential treatment for hypothyroidism. Combination therapy, however, remains controversial. The purpose of this study was to systematically review available hypothyroidism treatment recommendations from clinical practice guidelines from around the world to identify the consensus regarding combination therapy. SOURCE: Clinical practice guidelines were obtained from searches of PubMed, EMBASE, and MEDLINE, using several combinations of MeSH terms...
December 4, 2015: Clinical and Investigative Medicine. Médecine Clinique et Experimentale
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