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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217529/study-of-awareness-of-adrenal-disorders-among-interns-and-postgraduate-students-of-hamidia-hospital-bhopal
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Sachin Chittawar, T N Dubey, Jitendra Sharma, Sagar Khandare
INTRODUCTION: Adrenal disorders could be a life-threatening emergency, hence requires immediate therapeutic management. For this awareness regarding its diagnosis, management, and treatment is prime important. AIMS AND OBJECTIVE: To study the awareness of adrenal disorders among interns and postgraduates students of Hamidia Hospital, Bhopal. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional questionnaire-based study was performed. Fifty-six participants, i...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199739/obesity-in-children-with-congenital-adrenal-hyperplasia-in-the-minnesota-cohort-importance-of-adjusting-body-mass-index-for-height-age
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Kyriakie Sarafoglou, Gregory P Forlenza, O Yaw Addo, Jennifer Kyllo, Aida Lteif, P C Hindmarsh, Anna Petryk, Maria Teresa Gonzalez-Bolanos, Bradley S Miller, William Thomas
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate obesity and overweight in children with congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH), and associations with glucocorticoids, fludrocortisone and disease control. Adjusting body mass index for-height-age (BMIHA ) percentile is proposed to correct misclassification of obese/overweight status in CAH children with advanced bone age and tall-for-age stature. DESIGN: Longitudinal. PATIENTS: 194 children with CAH seen from 1970-2013: 124 salt-wasting (SW); 70 simple-virilizing (SV); 102 females...
February 15, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192635/risk-factors-for-hospitalization-of-children-with-congenital-adrenal-hyperplasia
#3
Ming Yang, Perrin C White
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Patients with congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) owing to 21-hydroxylase deficiency are prone to potentially life-threatening adrenal crises. We tried to identify risk factors for post-diagnosis hospitalization for children with the salt wasting form of CAH. METHODS: We reviewed medical records of all children who presented to Children's Medical Center Dallas from 1999 to 2013 with congenital adrenal hyperplasia (ICD-9 code 255.2). RESULTS: 522 unique patients were coded for ICD-9 code of 255...
February 13, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187248/emergency-department-telemedicine-is-used-for-more-severely-injured-rural-trauma-patients-but-does-not-decrease-transfer-a-cohort-study
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Nicholas M Mohr, Karisa K Harland, Elizabeth A Chrischilles, Amanda Bell, Dan M Shane, Marcia M Ward
OBJECTIVES: Traumatic injury is a leading cause of death in the United States, and rural populations are at increased risk of injury and death. Rural residents have limited access to trauma care, and telemedicine has been proposed as one strategy to improve the provision of trauma care locally. The objective of this study was to describe patient-level factors associated with telemedicine consultation in North Dakota critical-access hospital (CAH) emergency departments (EDs) and to measure the association between telemedicine consultation and interhospital transfer...
February 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166399/hierarchical-dual-scale-structures-of-atomically-thin-mos2-for-tunable-wetting
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Jonghyun Choi, Jihun Mun, Michael Cai Wang, Ali Ashraf, Sang-Woo Kang, SungWoo Nam
Molybdenum disulfide (MoS2), a well-known solid lubricant for low friction surface coatings, has recently drawn attention as an analog two-dimensional (2D) material beyond graphene. When patterned to produce vertically grown, nanoflower-structures, MoS2 shows promise as a functional material for hydrogen evolution catalysis systems, electrodes for alkali metal-ion batteries, and field-emission arrays. Whereas the wettability of graphene has been substantially investigated, that of MoS2 structures, especially nanoflowers, has remained relatively unexplored despite MoS2 nanoflower's potential in future applications...
February 6, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155145/histochemical-demonstration-of-tripeptidyl-aminopeptidase-i
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Mashenka B Dimitrova, Dimitrinka Y Atanasova, Nikolai E Lazarov
Enzyme histochemical methods are valuable for the studies on the enzyme involvement in different pathological processes. Here we describe two protocols for chromogenic and fluorogenic histochemical demonstration of tripeptidyl aminopeptidase I (TPPI), a protease that is crucial for neuronal functions. The procedures are based on newly synthesized substrates for TPPI-glycyl-L-prolyl-L-metionyl-5-chloro-1-anthraquinonylhydrazide (GPM-CAH) and glycyl-L-prolyl-L-metionyl-4-hydrazido-N-hexyl-1,8-naphthalimide (GPM-HHNI)...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128512/abnormal-mismatch-repair-and-other-clinicopathologic-predictors-of-poor-response-to-progestin-treatment-in-young-women-with-endometrial-complex-atypical-hyperplasia-and-well-differentiated-endometrial-adenocarcinoma-a-consecutive-case-series
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M Zakhour, J G Cohen, A Gibson, A E Walts, B Karimian, A Baltayan, C Aoyama, L Garcia, S K Dhaliwal, D Elashoff, M Amneus, C Walsh
OBJECTIVE: To report the response to progestin therapy in young women with endometrial complex atypical hyperplasia (CAH) or FIGO grade 1 endometrial adenocarcinoma (FIGO 1 EAC) based on clinicopathologic features, including abnormal DNA mismatch repair (MMR) by immunohistochemistry (IHC). DESIGN: Consecutive case series. SETTING: Olive View-UCLA Medical Center in Sylmar, CA, USA, and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA, USA. POPULATION: Women ≤55 years old with CAH or FIGO 1 EAC...
January 27, 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126912/growth-hormone-with-aromatase-inhibitor-may-improve-height-in-cyp11b1-congenital-adrenal-hyperplasia
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Katherine Hawton, Sandra Walton-Betancourth, Gill Rumsby, Joseph Raine, Mehul Dattani
With an estimated prevalence of 1 in 100 000 births, 11β-hydroxylase deficiency is the second most common form of congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) and is caused by mutations in CYP11B1 Clinical features include virilization, early gonadotropin-independent precocious puberty, hypertension, and reduced stature. The current mainstay of management is with glucocorticoids to replace deficient steroids and to minimize adrenal sex hormone overproduction, thus preventing virilization and optimizing growth. We report a patient with CAH who had been suboptimally treated and presented to us at 6 years of age with precocious puberty, hypertension, tall stature, advanced bone age, and a predicted final height of 150 cm...
January 26, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115464/management-of-endocrine-disease-congenital-adrenal-hyperplasia-due-to-21-hydroxylase-deficiency-update-in-management-of-adult-patients-and-prenatal-treatment
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Anne Bachelot, Virginie Grouthier, Carine Courtillot, Jerome Dulon, Philippe Touraine
Congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) due to 21-hydroxylase deficiency is characterized by cortisol and in some cases aldosterone deficiency associated with androgen excess. Goals of treatment are to replace deficient hormones and control androgen excess, while avoiding the adverse effects of exogenous glucocorticoid (GC). Over the last 5 years, cohorts of adults with CAH due to 21hydroxylase deficiency from Europe and the United States have been described, allowing us to have a better knowledge of long-term complications of the disease and its treatment...
January 23, 2017: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112329/%C3%AE-diketiminate-calcium-hydride-complexes-the-importance-of-solvent-effects
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Andrea Causero, Gerd Ballmann, Jürgen Pahl, Christian Färber, Julia Intemann, Sjoerd Harder
A series of (DIPPnacnac)CaN(SiMe3)2·S complexes (DIPPnacnac = HC[C(Me)N(2,6-iPr-C6H3)]2; S = solvent) could be obtained by the addition of S = THF, DME or N-Me-morpholine (Morph) to (DIPPnacnac)CaN(SiMe3)2·OEt2 or (DIPPnacnac)CaN(SiMe3)2. Crystal structures for complexes with S = DME and Morph are compared to literature-known structures with S = none, THF or Et2O. Bulkier and weaker Lewis bases like the tertiary amines Et3N, TMEDA and DABCO did not interact with (DIPPnacnac)CaN(SiMe3)2. The reaction of (DIPPnacnac)CaN(SiMe3)2 with PhSiH3 gave conversion to a calcium hydride complex that dismutated in (DIPPnacnac)2Ca and CaH2...
January 23, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110291/the-best-interests-of-a-child-a-tragedy-in-three-parts-cahs-v-kiszko-anor-2016-fcwa-19-cahs-v-kiszko-anor-2016-fcwa-34-and-cahs-v-kiszko-anor-2016-fcwa-75
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Bernadette J Richards, Michaela E Okninski
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January 21, 2017: Medical Law Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095810/neonatal-screening-for-congenital-adrenal-hyperplasia-in-southern-brazil-a-population-based-study-with-108-409-infants
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Cristiane Kopacek, Simone Martins de Castro, Mayara Jorgens Prado, Claudia Maria Dornelles da Silva, Luciana Amorim Beltrão, Poli Mara Spritzer
BACKGROUND: Congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) is an autosomal recessive disorder associated with inborn errors of steroid metabolism. 21-hydroxylase enzyme deficiency occurs in 90 to 95% of all cases of CAH, with accumulation of 17 hydroxyprogesterone (17-OHP). Early diagnosis of CAH based on newborn screening is possible before the development of symptoms and allows proper treatment, correct sex assignment, and reduced mortality rates. This study describes the results obtained in the first year of a public CAH screening program in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil...
January 17, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079380/extraordinarily-rapid-rise-of-tiny-bubbles-sliding-beneath-superhydrophobic-surfaces
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Cyuan-Jhang Wu, Cheng-Chung Chang, Yu-Jane Sheng, Heng-Kwong Tsao
Tiny bubbles readily stick onto substrates owing to contact angle hysteresis (CAH). Nevertheless, they can slide slowly on a tilted surface with ultralow CAH because capillarity is overcome by buoyancy. It is surprising to observe experimentally that bubbles of 3-15 μL (diameter 1.79-3.06 mm) slide beneath a tilted superhydrophobic surface at a vertical ascent rate faster than that of freely rising ones of high Reynold numbers ≈O(10(2)). As the tilting angle increases, the drag coefficient remains essentially the same as that of a freely rising bubble, but the frontal area of the flat bubble rises monotonically...
January 24, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073127/long-term-consequences-of-congenital-adrenal-hyperplasia-due-to-classic-21-hydroxylase-deficiency-in-adolescents-and-adults
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Ja Hye Kim, Jin-Ho Choi, Eungu Kang, Yoon-Myung Kim, Beom Hee Lee, Han-Wook Yoo
Background The management of congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) from pediatric to adulthood is challenging to achieve optimal growth and puberty. This study characterizes the clinical outcomes of 21-hydroxylase deficiency. Methods 53 CAH patients were included (33 females, 15 and 18 patients with the salt-wasting [SW] and simple-virilizing [SV] forms; and 20 males, 16 and 4 patients with the SW and SV forms). We reviewed growth parameters, pubertal status, and long-term morbidities. Results In females, the age at pubertal onset and pubarche was 9...
January 10, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063454/calcium-hydrogen-interactions-for-collisional-excitation-and-charge-transfer
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A Mitrushchenkov, M Guitou, A K Belyaev, S A Yakovleva, A Spielfiedel, N Feautrier
The accurate highly correlated ab initio calculations for ten low lying covalent Σ+2 states of CaH molecule, and one ionic Ca(+)H(-) state, are performed using large active space and extended basis set, with special attention to the long-range (6-20 Å) region where a number of avoided crossings between ionic and covalent states occur. These states are further transformed to a diabatic representation using a numerical diabatization scheme based on the minimization of derivative coupling. This results in a smooth diabatic Hamiltonian which can be easily fit to an analytic form...
January 7, 2017: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057157/-clinical-features-and-outcomes-of-congenital-adrenal-hyperplasia-with-adenomatoid-adrenal-gland
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Y L Gu, W J Gu, J T Dou, L Zang, J Du, G Q Yang, L J Yang, J M Ba, Z H Lü, Y M Mu, J M Lu
Objective: To analyze the clinical features and outcomes of congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) with adenomatoid adrenal gland. Methods: Nineteen patients clinically confirmed as CAH with adenomatoid adrenal gland, from 2008 to 2015 in Deparment of Endocrinology of Chinese PLA General Hospital, were retrospectively analyzed, and the outcomes of the treatment were followed up. Results: Seventy-six patients were clinically confirmed as CAH, from 2008 to 2015 in PLA hospital. Nineteen of them have accompanied with adenomatoid adrenal gland...
December 27, 2016: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035617/community-acquired-hypokalemia-in-elderly-patients-related-factors-and-clinical-outcomes
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S Bardak, K Turgutalp, M B Koyuncu, H Harı, I Helvacı, D Ovla, M Horoz, S Demir, A Kıykım
PURPOSE: Electrolyte imbalance is a common problem affecting the elderly. Increased number of comorbidities and frequent use of drugs may contribute to increased risk of hypokalemia in the elderly. This study was performed to investigate the prevalence of community-acquired hypokalemia (CAH), risk factors for its development, related factors with hypokalemia, and morbidities and all-cause mortality rates (MR) of CAH in the elderly patients. METHODS: Total of 36,361 patients aged above 65 years were screened retrospectively...
December 29, 2016: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005277/health-related-quality-of-life-and-psychological-well-being-in-adults-with-differences-disorders-of-sex-development
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Elena Bennecke, Ute Thyen, Annette Grüters, Anke Lux, Birgit Köhler
OBJECTIVE: Rare congenital conditions with incongruence of chromosomal, gonadal and phenotypic sex have been classified as differences/disorders of sex development (DSD). Included in DSD are conditions with diverse genetic aetiology, varying levels of prenatal androgen effects, phenotypes and, subsequently, different medical treatments. Quality of life (QoL) and psychological well-being are indicators of successful psychosocial adaptation to the conditions. We sought to investigate the HRQoL and psychological well-being in this population...
December 22, 2016: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004421/comparison-of-neutrophil-functions-between-two-strains-of-inbred-mice
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Xiaohuan Zhang, Sainan Zhao, Luping Sun, Wenqing Li, Michael Glogauer, Yan Hu
In this study, differences in neutrophil function represented by Rac1 expression, chemotaxis, NADPH oxidase activity, and formation of neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) from 2 strains of inbred mice were determined. Neutrophils from CBA/CaH mice exhibited decreased Rac1 expression and a reduced speed in the chemotactic gradient compared to BALB/c mice. Furthermore, the level of superoxide and NETs generated by PMA- or fMLP-stimulated neutrophils from CBA/CaH mice was much lower compared to stimulated neutrophils from BALB/c mice...
December 22, 2016: Microbiology and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998513/sexual-orientation-and-medical-history-among-iranian-people-with-complete-androgen-insensitivity-syndrome-and-congenital-adrenal-hyperplasia
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Behzad S Khorashad, Ghasem M Roshan, Alistair G Reid, Zahra Aghili, Mehran Hiradfar, Mozhgan Afkhamizadeh, Ali Talaei, Azadeh Aarabi, Nosrat Ghaemi, Negin Taghehchian, Hedieh Saberi, Nazanin Farahi, Mohammad Reza Abbaszadegan
OBJECTIVE: To report sexual orientation, relationship status and medical history of Iranian people with Differences of Sex Development (DSD) who were raised female. METHODS: Our participants consisted of nineteen 46,XY individuals with Complete Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome (CAIS) and eighteen 46,XX individuals with Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH) who were raised as females and older than 13years. As well as their relationship status and detailed medical history, an expert psychiatrist assessed their sexual orientation by a semi-structured psychiatric interview with them and, where applicable, their parents...
January 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
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