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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202636/moderate-to-severe-iodine-deficiency-in-the-first-1000-days-causes-more-thyroid-hypofunction-in-infants-than-in-pregnant-or-lactating-women
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Sara Stinca, Maria Andersson, Isabelle Herter-Aeberli, Laila Chabaa, Mohamed Cherkaoui, Nawal El Ansari, Abdelmounaim Aboussad, Sandra Weibel, Michael B Zimmermann
Background: Iodine deficiency early in the life cycle-the "first 1000 days"-can cause hypothyroidism and irreversibly impair neuromotor development. However, the relative vulnerability among women and infants during this critical period is unclear, making it difficult for country-based programs with limited resources to prioritize their iodine interventions.Objective: Our aim was to determine the prevalence of thyroid hypofunction in women and infants living in an area of moderate-to-severe iodine deficiency...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195902/mibg-localization-of-a-subclinical-paraganglioma-of-the-bladder
#2
Ayman Mithqal, Pasha Darvishi, Patrice Rehm
Urinary bladder paragangliomas are very rare, and the majority are hormonally active. Nonfunctioning paragangliomas are even rarer and more difficult to diagnose because of absence of catecholamine secretion. We present a 27-year-old woman with an asymptomatic paraganglioma of the urinary bladder discovered incidentally in a patient with prior resection of a functional pararenal paraganglioma. Metabolic profiles and cystoscopy were nondiagnostic. We demonstrate the increased sensitivity of I-MIBG SPECT/CT compared with planar scintigraphy for detection of a nonfunctional paraganglioma of the urinary bladder, which makes it valuable in evaluation of functional and nonfunctional paragangliomas...
February 13, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194694/thyroid-status-of-iodine-deficient-newborn-infants-living-in-central-region-of-turkey-a-pilot-study
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Osman Bastug, Levent Korkmaz, Hulya Halis, Seyma Memur, Sabriye Korkut, Ahmet Ozdemir, Tamer Gunes, Mehmet Adnan Ozturk, Selim Kurtoglu
BACKGROUND: Iodine deficiency (ID) during the fetal and neonatal periods can lead to neonatal hypothyroidism. This study was conducted to evaluate the effect of ID on the thyroid hormone level of newborns living in Turkey. METHODS: Between 1998 and 2013, 71 newborns with a urinary iodine concentration <100 μg/L were recruited into the study. Data on thyroid volume, free triiodothyronine (fT3), free thyroxine (fT4), thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH), and thyroglobulin (Tg) were collected from all newborns, and on breast milk iodine from their mothers...
February 14, 2017: World Journal of Pediatrics: WJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190638/long-term-toxicity-and-health-related-quality-of-life-after-single-fraction-high-dose-rate-brachytherapy-boost-and-hypofractionated-external-beam-radiotherapy-for-intermediate-risk-prostate-cancer
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N Shahid, A Loblaw, H T Chung, P Cheung, E Szumacher, C Danjoux, R Sankreacha, L Zhang, A Deabreu, A Mamedov, G Morton
AIMS: To report health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and toxicity in prostate cancer patients treated with single-fraction high dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy boost and external beam radiotherapy (EBRT). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients with intermediate-risk prostate cancer were accrued to a phase II clinical trial of 15 Gy HDR boost and EBRT to a dose of 37.5 Gy in 15 fractions. HRQOL (Expanded Prostate Cancer Index Composite [EPIC]), urinary symptoms (International Prostate Symptom Score [IPSS]), erectile function (International Index of Erectile Function [IIEF]) and toxicity (Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events [CTCAE], version 3...
February 9, 2017: Clinical Oncology: a Journal of the Royal College of Radiologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186359/testosterone-supplementation-glucocorticoid-milieu-and-bone-homeostasis-in-the-ageing-male
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Vladimir Z Ajdžanović, Branko R Filipović, Branka T Šošić Jurjević, Verica Lj Milošević
Male ageing is entwined with a continuous fall in free testosterone levels, which contributes to the pathogenesis of bone loss. Glucocorticoid excess, either dependent on the ageing process or iatrogenically induced, was found to additionally impair the bone structure and metabolism. Cautious testosterone supplementation in this respect may positively affect the glucocorticoid milieu and bone homeostasis, while testosterone-induced changes in the glucocorticoid output could serve as a determinant of bone-related therapeutic outcome...
February 10, 2017: Fundamental & Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182047/hyponatremia-a-rare-complication-of-gitelman-s-syndrome
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A Ganguli, J H Veis
Gitelman's syndrome (GS) is a rare autosomal recessive disorder caused by mutations in thiazide-sensitive NaCl cotransporter. We report a 49-year-old, normotensive lady with prolonged hypokalemia since her 20s who was diagnosed with GS at our renal clinic. During follow-up, she was found to have mild, asymptomatic, euvolemic hyponatremia with low serum uric acid, inappropriately high urine osmolality and sodium consistent with syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone-like presentation. Despite life-long urinary sodium losses, hyponatremia has rarely been reported in GS to be due to the primary disease process...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176633/hypothyroidism-and-nephrotic-syndrome-why-when-and-how-to-treat
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Francesca Di Mario, Riccardo Pofi, Antonietta Gigante, Laura Rivoli, Edoardo Rosato, Andrea Maria Isidori, Rosario Cianci, Biagio Barbano
Hypothyroidism, characterised by low/normal free thyroxine (FT4) and free tri-iodothyronine (FT3) with elevated thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), is a well-known complication of nephrotic syndrome (NS). This is a common feature of primary and secondary glomerular diseases and comprises loss of protein in the urine and increased urinary excretion of thyroid hormones and thyroxine-binding globulin. With a normal thyroid reserve, this scenario is associated with the development of subclinical hypothyroidism, with a slight increase in TSH and normal free fractions...
February 7, 2017: Current Vascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176388/urine-levels-of-luteinizing-hormone-as-predictor-of-the-period-of-ovulation-for-advantage-of-timed-artificial-insemination-in-murrah-buffalo-bubalus-bubalis
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R M Selvam, D Singh, M A Akbarsha, G Archunan
Assessment of urine levels of luteinizing hormone (LH) for predicting the reproductive status of animals is in practice. The aim of this study was to predict the period of ovulation based on the urine levels of LH for timed-artificial insemination to increase the conception rate in buffaloes, which are naturally silent-oestrous animals. Level of LH in urine was assessed using ELISA, and a cut-off LH concentration for prediction of ovulation period was obtained using receiver operating characteristic analysis...
February 7, 2017: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173820/therapeutic-arthropods-and-other-largely-terrestrial-folk-medicinally-important-invertebrates-a-comparative-survey-and-review
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REVIEW
V Benno Meyer-Rochow
Traditional healing methods involving hundreds of insect and other invertebrate species are reviewed. Some of the uses are based on the tenet of "similia similibus" (let likes be cured by likes), but not all non-conventional health promoting practices should be dismissed as superstition or wishful thinking, for they have stood the test of time. Two questions are addressed: how can totally different organ systems in a human possibly benefit from extracts, potions, powders, secretions, ashes, etc. of a single species and how can different target organs, e...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169489/psychological-and-endocrine-factors-and-pain-after-mastectomy
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D Nishimura, S Kosugi, Y Onishi, N Ihara, K Wakaizumi, H Nagata, T Yamada, T Suzuki, S Hashiguchi, H Morisaki
BACKGROUND: This prospective study was designed to examine the associations of demographic, clinical, psychological and neuroendocrine factors with acute and chronic post-operative pain following partial mastectomy. METHODS: Sixty-four female patients scheduled for partial mastectomy were enrolled. Pre-operative anxiety/depression was assessed, using the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS). Pre-operative 24-h urinary cortisol levels were measured 2 days before surgery...
February 7, 2017: European Journal of Pain: EJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162782/associations-between-urinary-diphenyl-phosphate-and-thyroid-function
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Emma V Preston, Michael D McClean, Birgit Claus Henn, Heather M Stapleton, Lewis E Braverman, Elizabeth N Pearce, Colleen M Makey, Thomas F Webster
Triphenyl phosphate (TPHP) is a commonly used organophosphate flame retardant and plasticizer with widespread human exposure. Data on health effects of TPHP are limited. Recent toxicological studies suggest TPHP may alter thyroid function. We used repeated measures to assess the temporal variability in urinary concentrations of the TPHP metabolite, diphenyl phosphate (DPHP), and to examine relationships between DPHP concentrations and thyroid hormones. We sampled 51 adults at months 1, 6, and 12 from 2010 to 2011...
February 2, 2017: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160243/association-of-iodine-and-iron-with-thyroid-function
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Juhua Luo, Michael Hendryx, Paul Dinh, Ka He
Iodine and iron are essential elements for healthy thyroid function. However, little is known about the association of iron and iodine with thyroid function in the general US population. We investigated iron and iodine status in relation to concentrations of thyroid hormones. We included 7672 participants aged 20 and older from three surveys (2007-2008, 2009-2010, and 2011-2012) of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Serum thyroid measures (including free and total T3 and T4, and TSH), serum iron concentration, and urinary iodine concentrations were measured...
February 3, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159676/transformation-of-prostatic-adenocarcinoma-to-well-differentiated-neuroendocrine-tumor-after-hormonal-treatment
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Syed Gilani, Charles C Guo, Elsa M Li-Ning, Curtis Pettaway, Patricia Troncoso
Carcinoid tumor of the prostate is extremely rare. Here we report a unique case of prostate cancer that underwent complete transformation from conventional adenocarcinoma to carcinoid-like tumor shortly after androgen deprivation treatment (ADT). The patient was a 59years old man who presented with lower urinary tract symptoms. His biopsy specimen demonstrated a high-grade prostatic adenocarcinoma with mixed acinar and ductal features. After ADT for 6months, the patient underwent radical prostatectomy. The post-ADT tumor showed monotonous neoplastic cells with fine granular chromatin forming rosette-like structures, resembling a carcinoid tumor...
January 31, 2017: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159025/iodine-status-and-thyroid-nodules-in-females-a-comparison-of-cyprus-and-romania
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S Gaengler, X D Andrianou, A Piciu, P Charisiadis, C Zira, K Aristidou, D Piciu, K C Makris
OBJECTIVES: The increased comparative prevalence rates of thyroid cancer in Cyprus (>EU average) led us to conduct this study on possible risk factors of thyroid nodules. Romania served as a reference with a comparative thyroid cancer prevalence < EU average. This study aimed to assess the association between urinary iodine (UI) and thyroid nodules in adult females (n = 208) from Cyprus and Romania. STUDY DESIGN: A case-control study (n = 208). METHODS: Cases were females with ultrasound-confirmed thyroid nodules and controls with confirmed absence of nodules...
February 2017: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153396/associations-between-urinary-phthalate-metabolites-and-bisphenol-a-levels-and-serum-thyroid-hormones-among-the-korean-adult-population-korean-national-environmental-health-survey-konehs-2012-2014
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Choonghee Park, Wookhee Choi, Moonyoung Hwang, Youngmee Lee, Suejin Kim, Seungdo Yu, Inae Lee, Domyung Paek, Kyungho Choi
BACKGROUND: Phthalates and bisphenol A (BPA) have been used extensively in many consumer products, resulting in widespread exposure in the general population. Studies have suggested associations between exposure to phthalates and BPA, and serum thyroid hormone levels, but confirmation on larger human populations is warranted. METHODS: Data obtained from nationally representative Korean adults (n=6003) recruited for the second round of the Korean National Environmental Health Survey (KoNEHS), 2012-2014, were employed...
January 30, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152410/semen-quality-and-insulin-like-factor-3-associations-with-urinary-and-seminal-levels-of-phthalate-metabolites-in-adult-males
#16
Wei-Hsiang Chang, Meng-Hsing Wu, Hsien-An Pan, Pao-Lin Guo, Ching-Chang Lee
Certain phthalates have adverse effects on male reproductive functions in animals, and potentially affect human testicular function and spermatogenesis, but little is known about the active mechanisms. We measured the urinary and seminal phthalate metabolites and explored their associations on insulin-like factor 3 (INSL3) and semen quality. Urine, blood, and semen samples were collected from the male partners of subfertile (n = 253) and fertile (n = 37) couples in a reproductive center in southern Taiwan...
January 16, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146078/metabolomic-biomarkers-in-urine-of-cushing-s-syndrome-patients
#17
Alicja Kotłowska, Tomasz Puzyn, Krzysztof Sworczak, Piotr Stepnowski, Piotr Szefer
Cushing's syndrome (CS) is a disease which results from excessive levels of cortisol in the human body. The disorder is associated with various signs and symptoms which are also common for the general population not suffering from compound hypersecretion. Thus, more sensitive and selective methods are required for the diagnosis of CS. This follow-up study was conducted to determine which steroid metabolites could serve as potential indicators of CS and possible subclinical hypercortisolism in patients diagnosed with so called non-functioning adrenal incidentalomas (AIs)...
January 29, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146055/effects-of-gender-on-the-association-of-urinary-phthalate-metabolites-with-thyroid-hormones-in-children-a-prospective-cohort-study-in-taiwan
#18
Te-I Weng, Mei-Huei Chen, Guang-Wen Lien, Pai-Shan Chen, Jasper Chia-Cheng Lin, Cheng-Chung Fang, Pau-Chung Chen
Phthalates are considered endocrine disruptors. Our study assessed the gender-specific effects of phthalate exposure on thyroid function in children. In total, 189 Taiwanese children were enrolled in the study. One-spot urine and blood samples were collected for analyzing 12 phthalate metabolites in urine and thyroid hormones. The association between urinary phthalate metabolites and serum thyroid hormones was determined using a generalized linear model with a log link function; the children were categorized into groups for analysis according to the 33rd and 66th percentiles...
January 29, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134709/nephrogenic-diabetes-insipidus
#19
D Bockenhauer, Daniel G Bichet
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: In nephrogenic diabetes insipidus (NDI), the kidney is unable to concentrate urine despite elevated concentrations of the antidiuretic hormone arginine-vasopressin. In congenital NDI, polyuria and polydipsia are present from birth and should be immediately recognized to avoid severe episodes of dehydration. Unfortunately, NDI is still often recognized late after a 'diagnostic odyssey' involving false leads and dangerous treatments.Once diagnosed, appropriate treatment can be started...
January 27, 2017: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133708/tadalafil-improves-lean-mass-and-endothelial-function-in-nonobese-men-with-mild-ed-luts-in-vivo-and-in-vitro-characterization
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Antonio Aversa, Simona Fittipaldi, Davide Francomano, Viviana M Bimonte, Emanuela A Greco, Clara Crescioli, Luigi Di Luigi, Andrea Lenzi, Silvia Migliaccio
PURPOSE: Phosphodiesterase type-5 inhibitor administration in diabetic men with erectile dysfunction (ED) is associated with reduced waist circumference. We evaluated potential effects of daily tadalafil administration on body composition and investigated its possible mechanism(s) of action in C2C12 skeletal muscle cells in vitro. METHODS: Forty-three men on stable caloric intake (mean age 48.5 ± 7; BMI 25.5 ± 0.9 kg/m(2)) complaining mild ED and/or low urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) were randomly assigned to receive tadalafil (TAD) 5 mg/daily (once-a-day=OAD-TAD; n = 23) or 20 mg on-demand (on-demand=OD-TAD; n = 20) for 2 months...
January 30, 2017: Endocrine
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