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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651165/considering-common-sources-of-exposure-in-association-studies-urinary-benzophenone-3-and-dehp-metabolites-are-associated-with-altered-thyroid-hormone-balance-in-the-nhanes-2007-2008
#1
Sujin Kim, Sunmi Kim, Sungho Won, Kyungho Choi
Epidemiological studies have shown that thyroid hormone balances can be disrupted by chemical exposure. However, many association studies have often failed to consider multiple chemicals with possible common sources of exposure, rendering their conclusions less reliable. In the 2007-2008 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) from the U.S.A., urinary levels of environmental phenols, parabens, and phthalate metabolites as well as serum thyroid hormones were measured in a general U.S. population (≥12years old, n=1829)...
June 23, 2017: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645705/acid-load-and-phosphorus-homeostasis-in-ckd
#2
Pascale Khairallah, Tamara Isakova, John Asplin, Lee Hamm, Mirela Dobre, Mahboob Rahman, Kumar Sharma, Mary Leonard, Edgar Miller, Bernard Jaar, Carolyn Brecklin, Wei Yang, Xue Wang, Harold Feldman, Myles Wolf, Julia J Scialla
BACKGROUND: The kidneys maintain acid-base homeostasis through excretion of acid as either ammonium or as titratable acids that primarily use phosphate as a buffer. In chronic kidney disease (CKD), ammoniagenesis is impaired, promoting metabolic acidosis. Metabolic acidosis stimulates phosphaturic hormones, parathyroid hormone (PTH) and fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF-23) in vitro, possibly to increase urine titratable acid buffers, but this has not been confirmed in humans. We hypothesized that higher acid load and acidosis would associate with altered phosphorus homeostasis, including higher urinary phosphorus excretion and serum PTH and FGF-23...
June 21, 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640166/missing-documentation-in-breast-cancer-survivors-genitourinary-syndrome-of-menopause
#3
Elise D Cook, Elena I Iglehart, George Baum, Leslie L Schover, Lonzetta L Newman
OBJECTIVE: Breast cancer survivors often take hormonal treatments to prevent the recurrence of breast cancer, particularly aromatase inhibitors that can worsen the symptoms of genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM) such as dyspareunia, dysuria, and urinary incontinence, all of which may adversely affect survivors' quality of life. Few breast cancer survivors experiencing GSM receive adequate assessment or treatment. METHODS: In this descriptive study, we reviewed medical records for documented GSM and any treatments administered or referrals for treatment in 800 female patients who visited the Breast Cancer Survivorship Clinic at a comprehensive cancer center between July 1, 2010 and June 30, 2011, either at least 5 years after completion of treatment for invasive breast cancer or at least 6 months after completion of treatment for ductal carcinoma in situ...
June 19, 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638819/testosterone-modifies-alterations-to-detrusor-muscle-after-partial-bladder-outlet-obstruction-in-juvenile-mice
#4
Andrew S Flum, Paula R Firmiss, Diana K Bowen, Natalie Kukulka, Grace B Delos Santos, Robert W Dettman, Edward M Gong
Lower urinary tract symptoms secondary to posterior urethral valves (PUV) arise in boys during adolescence. The reasons for this have previously been attributed to increased urine output as boys experience increased growth. Additionally, there are few choices for clinicians to effectively treat these complications. We formed the new hypothesis that increased androgen levels at this time of childhood development could play a role at the cellular level in obstructed bladders. To test this hypothesis, we investigated the role of testosterone on bladder detrusor muscle following injury from partial bladder outlet obstruction (PO) in mice...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637499/diagnostic-relevance-of-urinary-steroid-profiles-on-ovarian-granulosa-cell-tumors-two-case-reports
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Anita Bufa, Nelli Farkas, Zsolt Preisz, Viktória Poór, Csilla Páger, Sándor Szukits, Bálint Farkas, Péter Miklós Gőcze
BACKGROUND: Granulosa cell tumor of the ovary is the most frequent sex cord stromal tumor and represents 2 to 5% of all primary ovarian cancers. Ovarian granulosa cell tumor is a malignant tumor with slow progression and in some cases this tumor is hormonally active. The recurrence of granulosa cell tumor often happens after 5 years. CASE PRESENTATION: We describe two cases of postmenopausal women with adult-type granulosa cell tumors of the ovary. Patient 1 is a 49-year-old European woman with a recurrent tumor; patient 2 is a 55-year-old European woman without recurrence of tumor...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637469/impact-of-phthalate-and-bpa-exposure-during-in-utero-windows-of-susceptibility-on-reproductive-hormones-and-sexual-maturation-in-peripubertal-males
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Deborah J Watkins, Brisa N Sánchez, Martha Maria Téllez-Rojo, Joyce M Lee, Adriana Mercado-García, Clara Blank-Goldenberg, Karen E Peterson, John D Meeker
BACKGROUND: Phthalates and BPA are endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) widely used in consumer products. Evidence suggests that phthalate and BPA exposure alters steroid hormone levels in adults, while in utero exposure has been associated with altered fetal reproductive development in boys. However, the impact of exposure during distinct critical windows of in utero development on hormone concentrations and sexual maturation during the pubertal transition has not been examined. The objective of this study was to assess trimester-specific in utero phthalate and BPA exposure in relation to measures of reproductive development among peripubertal boys in a Mexico City birth cohort...
June 21, 2017: Environmental Health: a Global Access Science Source
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628972/urinary-sexual-steroids-associated-with-bisphenol-a-bpa-exposure-in-the-early-infant-stage-preliminary-results-from-a-daishan-birth-cohort
#7
Heng Wang, Liangpo Liu, Jianyue Wang, Zhendong Tong, Jianbo Yan, Tongjie Zhang, Ying Qin, Tingting Jiang, Jianwen She, Heqing Shen
BACKGROUND: Many surveys have shown that older children are ubiquitously exposed to bisphenol A (BPA), and many laboratory studies have shown that BPA exposure has adverse effects related to estrogenic disruption, whereas the evidence in infants has not yet been observed. METHODS: Women in early pregnancy were recruited by the Maternal and Child Health and Family Planning Service Center, Daishan, China, from March 2012 to December 2014. After delivery, urine samples were collected from the diapers of 59 infants (0 to 6months of age)...
June 13, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627057/vitamin-d-metabolism-in-growing-pigs-influence-of-uvb-irradiation-and-dietary-vitamin-d-supply-on-calcium-homeostasis-its-regulation-and-bone-metabolism
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E Kolp, M R Wilkens, W Pendl, B Eichenberger, A Liesegang
The aim of this study was to prove whether pigs are able to synthesize vitamin D (vitD) in the skin and to investigate the influence of ultraviolet irradiation (UVB) on vitD status and calcium (Ca) homeostasis of growing pigs. Thirty-two 11-week-old pigs were kept without access to sunlight and divided into four groups receiving the following treatment in a 2 × 2 factorial design: (i) UVB irradiation or not and (ii) vitD in feed or not. Blood, urine and faeces were sampled every third week. In serum, vitD metabolites, Ca, phosphorus (P), magnesium (Mg) and bone markers were analysed...
June 2017: Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622634/type-of-gonadotropin-used-during-controlled-ovarian-stimulation-induces-differential-gene-expression-in-human-cumulus-cells-a-randomized-study
#9
María Cruz, Antonio Requena, David Agudo, Juan Antonio García-Velasco
BACKGROUND: The cumulus-oocyte complex plays a central role in the regulation of folliculogenesis where it is important for the maturation, reprogramming, and fertilization of oocytes. Consequently, cumulus cell gene expression profiling is being explored as a promising method for assessing oocyte competence in the near future. Through DNA microarray technology, we analyzed the potential differences in the gene expression profiles of cumulus cells from preovulatory follicles after controlled ovarian stimulation using different types of gonadotropins...
June 8, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616218/soluble-klotho-may-be-a-marker-of-phosphate-reabsorption
#10
Sven-Jean Tan, Edward R Smith, Stephen G Holt, Tim D Hewitson, Nigel D Toussaint
Background: Membrane-bound α-klotho functions as a co-receptor with fibroblast growth factor receptor at the renal tubule conferring specificity to fibroblast growth factor-23 (FGF-23), allowing it to inhibit tubular phosphate reabsorption at physiological concentrations. α-klotho also exists as a soluble protein. However, the complex interrelationships between soluble α-klotho (sKl), FGF-23 and phosphate reabsorption are poorly understood, with little known about the links between sKl, FGF-23 and phosphate reabsorption in chronic kidney disease (CKD)...
June 2017: Clinical Kidney Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614036/an-individualized-approach-to-the-evaluation-of-cushing-syndrome
#11
Susmeeta T Sharma
Cushing syndrome (CS) is caused by chronic exposure to excess glucocorticoids. Early recognition and treatment of hypercortisolemia can lead to decreased morbidity and mortality. The diagnosis of CS and thereafter, establishing the cause can often be difficult, especially in patients with mild and cyclic hypercortisolism. Surgical excision of the cause of excess glucocorticoids is the optimal treatment for CS. Medical therapy (steroidogenesis inhibitors, medications that decrease adrenocorticotropic hormone [ACTH] levels or glucocorticoid antagonists) and pituitary radiotherapy may be needed as adjunctive treatment modalities in patients with residual, recurrent or metastatic disease, in preparation for surgery, or when surgery is contraindicated...
June 2017: Endocrine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607927/depression-and-anxiety-scores-are-associated-with-amygdala-volume-in-cushing-s-syndrome-preliminary-study
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Alicia Santos, Esther Granell, Beatriz Gómez-Ansón, Iris Crespo, Patricia Pires, Yolanda Vives-Gilabert, Elena Valassi, Susan M Webb, Eugenia Resmini
INTRODUCTION: Cushing's syndrome (CS) has repeatedly been associated with hippocampal volume reductions, while little information is available on the amygdala, another structure rich in glucocorticoid receptors. The aim of the study was to analyze amygdala volume in patients with CS and its relationship with anxiety, depression, and hormone levels. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 39 CS patients (16 active and 23 patients in remission) and 39 healthy controls matched for age, sex, and education level completed anxiety (STAI) and depression tests (BDI-II) and underwent a 3 Tesla brain MRI and endocrine testing...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601764/maternal-perchlorate-exposure-in-pregnancy-and-altered-birth-outcomes
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Rainbow Rubin, Michelle Pearl, Martin Kharrazi, Benjamin C Blount, Mark D Miller, Elizabeth N Pearce, Liza Valentin-Blasini, Gerald DeLorenze, Jane Liaw, Andrew N Hoofnagle, Craig Steinmaus
BACKGROUND: At high medicinal doses perchlorate is known to decrease the production of thyroid hormone, a critical factor for fetal development. In a large and uniquely exposed cohort of pregnant women, we recently identified associations between environmental perchlorate exposures and decreased maternal thyroid hormone during pregnancy. Here, we investigate whether perchlorate might be associated with birthweight or preterm birth in the offspring of these women. METHODS: Maternal urinary perchlorate, serum thyroid hormone concentrations, birthweight, gestational age, and urinary nitrate, thiocyanate, and iodide were collected in 1957 mother-infant pairs from San Diego County during 2000-2003, a period when the county's water supply was contaminated with perchlorate...
June 8, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600880/klotho-lacks-a-fgf23-independent-role-in-mineral-homeostasis
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Olena Andrukhova, Jessica Bayer, Christiane Schüler, Ute Zeitz, Sathish K Murali, Sibel Ada, Jose M Alvarez-Pez, Alina Smorodchenko, Reinhold G Erben
Fibroblast growth factor-23 (FGF23) is a bone-derived hormone regulating vitamin D hormone production and renal handling of minerals by signaling through a FGF receptor/αKlotho (Klotho) receptor complex. Whether Klotho has FGF23-independent effects on mineral homeostasis is a controversial issue. Here, we aimed to shed more light on this controversy by comparing male and female triple knockout mice with simultaneous deficiency in Fgf23 and Klotho and a nonfunctioning vitamin D receptor (VDR) (Fgf23/Klotho/VDR) with double (Fgf23/VDR, Klotho/VDR, and Fgf23/Klotho) and single Fgf23, Klotho and VDR mutants...
June 10, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599837/measurement-of-testosterone-and-cortisol-metabolites-and-luteinising-hormone-in-captive-southern-hairy-nosed-wombat-lasiorhinus-latifrons-urine
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Z Du, T Keeley, T Janssen, V Nicolson, S D Johnston
This study reports the validation and use of enzyme immunoassays (EIA) to measure changes in plasma and urinary luteinizing hormone, testosterone metabolites (UTM) and cortisol metabolites (UCM) in captive southern hairy-nosed wombats (Lasiorhinus latifrons). GnRH agonist and ACTH agonist challenges were conducted to validate urinary testosterone (male wombat only) and cortisol (male and female wombats) EIAs. Following intra-muscular injection of 8-12μg buserelin (n=4 males), there was a significant increase in both plasma (P<0...
June 17, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598795/determination-of-reference-intervals-for-urinary-steroid-profiling-using-a-newly-validated-gc-ms-ms-method
#16
Wilhelmina H A de Jong, Edward Buitenwerf, Alle T Pranger, Ineke J Riphagen, Bruce H R Wolffenbuttel, Michiel N Kerstens, Ido P Kema
BACKGROUND: Urinary steroid profiling (USP) is a powerful diagnostic tool to asses disorders of steroidogenesis. Pre-analytical factors such as age, sex and use of oral contraceptive pills (OCP) may affect steroid hormone synthesis and metabolism. In general, USP reference intervals are not adjusted for these variables. In this study we aimed to establish such reference intervals using a newly-developed and validated gas chromatography with tandem mass spectrometry detection method (GC-MS/MS)...
June 9, 2017: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593921/hyperandrogenism-in-adolescent-girls-relationship-with-the-somatotrophic-axis
#17
María Isabel Hernandez, Patricia López, Ximena Gaete, Claudio Villarroel, Gabriel Cavada, Alejandra Avila, German Iñiguez, Fernando Cassorla
BACKGROUND: During puberty there is a physiologic increase in adrenal and ovarian androgens. It has been suggested that the somatotrophic axis may be related to the development of hyperandrogenism and anovulation in non-obese adult women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). The objective of the study was to investigate whether ovarian androgen secretion in young postmenarchal girls is related to the function of their somatotropic axis. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study of adolescent girls...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591833/a-new-fully-human-recombinant-fsh-follitropin-epsilon-two-phase-i-randomized-placebo-and-comparator-controlled-pharmacokinetic-and-pharmacodynamic-trials
#18
Khalid Abd-Elaziz, Ingrid Duijkers, Lars Stöckl, Bruno Dietrich, Christine Klipping, Kelvin Eckert, Steffen Goletz
STUDY QUESTION: What are the differences and similarities of pharmacokinetic (PK) and pharmacodynamic (PD) characteristics of the novel recombinant human FSH follitropin epsilon expressed in the human cell line GlycoExpress compared with a Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) derived compound and a urinary derived product? SUMMARY ANSWER: Overall follitropin epsilon, with a fully human glycosylation, shows a comparable PK profile at single-dose as well as multiple-dose administration compared to recombinant CHO-derived FSH as well as urinary derived FSH, whereas the PD properties differ from product to product with follitropin epsilon being most active in PD parameters...
June 7, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578920/clinical-factors-and-dosimetry-associated-with-the-development-of-prostate-brachytherapy-related-urethral-strictures-a-matched-case-control-study
#19
Sandeep Singhal, Muhammad F Jamaluddin, Emma Lee, Ronald S Sloboda, Matthew Parliament, Nawaid Usmani
PURPOSE: Urethral strictures are a rare complication of prostate brachytherapy (BXT), with prior studies showing radiation dose to the bulbomembranous urethra as being associated with stricture formation. This retrospective case-control study explored clinical and dosimetric parameters associated with the development of BXT-related urethral strictures. METHODS AND MATERIALS: A cohort of 34 patients developed urethral strictures after BXT at our institution for the period of 2008-2014...
May 31, 2017: Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578436/gonadotropin-releasing-hormone-agonist-triggering-with-concomitant-administration-of-low-doses-of-human-chorionic-gonadotropin-or-a-freeze-all-strategy-in-high-responders
#20
Meric Karacan, Erkan Erdem, Akin Usta, Ayse Arvas, Ziya Cebi, Teksen Camlibel
To compare the live birth rates and moderate/severe ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) rates of 2 different approaches using gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonist triggering in high responder women. Methods: A retrospective cohort study was performed to evaluate intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) and embryo transfer (ET) outcomes in high responder women who underwent ovulation induction with a GnRH antagonist protocol between April 2011 and March 2015. In group 1 (n=74), GnRH agonist was used for ovulation triggering with the concomitant use of 1500 IU of urinary human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) immediately after oocyte retrieval followed by fresh ET and standard luteal support...
June 2017: Saudi Medical Journal
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