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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153200/adrenomedullin-as-a-biomarker-of-heart-failure
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REVIEW
Toshio Nishikimi, Yasuaki Nakagawa
Adrenomedullin (AM) is a vasodilatory peptide originally discovered in human pheochromocytoma tissue. Although AM is highly expressed in the adrenal glands, heart, lungs, and kidneys, vascular endothelium and smooth muscle are thought to be the main source of plasma AM. The AM precursor is processed to AM-glycine, which is then converted to AM-mature through C-terminal amidation. In this process, mid-regional pro-adrenomedullin (MR-proAM) is also produced. Plasma AM, AM-mature, AM-glycine, and MR-proAM levels are all higher in patients with heart failure than healthy subjects in proportional to the disease severity...
January 2018: Heart Failure Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151792/fluoxetine-modulates-sex-steroid-levels-in-vitro
#2
Diana Lupu, Marcus O D Sjödin, Mukesh Varshney, Johan Lindberg, Felicia Loghin, Joëlle Rüegg
Background and aims: Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are antidepressants increasingly prescribed against depression during and after pregnancy. However, these compounds cross the placenta and are found in breast milk, thus reaching, and possibly affecting, the fetus and infant during critical developmental stages. Fluoxetine (FLX), a widely used SSRI, can interfere with estrogen signaling, which is important for the development of female sex organs and certain brain areas, among others...
2017: Clujul Medical (1957)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148641/ganglioneuroma-of-the-neck-a-case-report
#3
Woubedel Kiflu, Tihitena Negussie
Ganglioneuroma (GN) is benign tumor arising from sympathetic ganglion which commonly occurs at posterior mediastinum, retroperitoneum and adrenal gland. Rarely, it may also present in cervical region as slow growing painless neck mass. Here we present a 7 years old female child with 4 years duration of slow growing left lateral neck mass. After proper investigations the patient was prepared & taken to the operation room for complete excision of the mass. Post operation biopsy settled the definitive diagnosis as Ganglioneuroma...
January 2017: Ethiopian Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147667/metastasectomy-of-solitary-adrenal-metastasis-from-small-cell-lung-cancer
#4
Dat Cao Pham, Ziad Awad, Bradford S Hoppe, Jason Hew, Ke Ning
Most extensive-stage small cell lung cancers have disseminated disease at diagnosis, and solitary adrenal metastasis from small cell lung cancer is rare. We report the case of a 51-year-old man with extensive-stage small cell lung cancer with solitary right adrenal metastasis (T2N0M1), who was cured with resection of primary tumor, chemotherapy (cisplatin, etoposide), adrenalectomy, consolidative thoracic radiotherapy, and prophylactic cranial irradiation. He remained cancer free, 7.5 years since diagnosis...
October 2017: Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146725/rare-cause-of-adrenal-insufficiency
#5
Justin Ws Hii, Michael M Page, Andrew Wesseldine
A 72-year-old man presented with weight loss, night sweats and haemoptysis and was hypotensive. CT imaging showed rapidly enlarging bilateral adrenal masses, and he was found to have primary adrenal insufficiency. An adrenal gland biopsy revealed the rare diagnosis of primary adrenal lymphoma. This unique case highlights possible rare causes of adrenal masses and adrenal insufficiency, their investigation and management principles.
November 16, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146062/three-cases-of-adrenocortical-tumors-mistaken-for-hepatocellular-carcinomas-diagnostic-pitfalls-and-differential-diagnosis
#6
Won Young Park, Hyung Il Seo, Kyung Un Choi, Ahrong Kim, Young Keum Kim, So Jeong Lee, Chang Hun Lee, Gi Yeong Huh, Do Youn Park
Adrenocortical adenomas and carcinomas in other parenchyma are extremely rare, with few cases reported and because of the rarity of these tumors, they occasionally cause problems during diagnosis. Adrenal cortical neoplasms in liver parenchyma can be present in 3 forms, including direct invasion or adhesion to liver parenchyma, tumors arising in adrenohepatic fusion tissue or in ectopic adrenal gland tissue. We report 3 cases of adrenal cortical tumors that were misdiagnosed as hepatocellular carcinoma in the preoperative state...
December 2017: Annals of Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144794/endoscopic-ultrasound-guided-fine-needle-aspiration-eus-fna-in-the-diagnosis-of-adrenal-metastasis-in-a-high-risk-population
#7
Catherine D Zhang, Dana Erickson, Michael J Levy, Ferga C Gleeson, Diva R Salomao, Danae A Delivanis, Irina Bancos
Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) in the diagnosis of adrenal metastasis in a high-risk population Objective: While the left adrenal gland is readily accessible via endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration (EUS-FNA), data regarding the utility of EUS-FNA in the diagnosis of adrenal lesions remain limited. We aimed to 1) describe the clinical context, adverse event rate, and diagnostic performance of EUS-FNA and 2) compare the safety profile and diagnostic accuracy of EUS-FNA with percutaneous adrenal biopsy...
November 16, 2017: Endocrine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142358/transitional-cell-carcinoma-of-urinary-bladder-manifesting-as-extensive-retroperitoneal-and-axillary-lymph-node-metastasis-an-extremely-rare-case-scenario-detected-by-18-f-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron-emission-tomography-scan
#8
Abhishek Purkayastha, Neelam Sharma, Rekha Vashisth, Braj Kishore
Transitional cell carcinoma (TCC) urinary bladder is known to metastasize to regional lymph nodes (LNs), liver, lung, bone, adrenal glands, and intestine. However, an asymptomatic TCC bladder manifesting as metastatic axillary LN mass and extensive retroperitoneal lymphadenopathy is rarely heard of. A 46-year-old male, smoker, presented with 8 cm × 6 cm right axillary swelling of 1-month duration. Aspiration cytology revealed metastatic deposits of poorly differentiated carcinoma favoring TCC. Metastatic evaluation with (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography ((18)FDG-PET) scan showed mass lesion urinary bladder, conglomerate right axillary mass and extensive retroperitoneal LNs with significant metabolic activity, biopsy from which revealed deposits of TCC...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Nuclear Medicine: IJNM: the Official Journal of the Society of Nuclear Medicine, India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142006/characterization-of-neuroendocrine-tumors-in-heterozygous-mutant-menx-rats-a-novel-model-of-invasive-medullary-thyroid-carcinoma
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Sara Molatore, Andrea Kügler, Martin Irmler, Tobias Wiedemann, Frauke Neff, Annette Feuchtinger, Johannes Beckers, Mercedes Robledo, Frederico Roncaroli, Natalia S Pellegata
Rats affected by the MENX syndrome spontaneously develop multiple neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) including adrenal, pituitary and thyroid gland neoplasms. MENX was initially reported to be inherited as a recessive trait and affected rats were found to be homozygous for the predisposing Cdkn1b mutation encoding p27. We here report that heterozygous MENX mutant rats (p27+/mut) develop the same spectrum of NETs seen in the homozygous (p27mut/mut) animals but with slower progression. Consequently, p27+/mut rats have a significantly shorter lifespan compared with their wild-type (p27+/+) littermates...
November 15, 2017: Endocrine-related Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141926/ectopic-acth-syndrome-complicated-by-multiple-opportunistic-infections-treated-with-percutaneous-ablation-of-the-adrenal-glands
#10
Chrystal Chan, James Mark Roberts
Ectopic adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH)-related Cushing's syndrome can lead to multiple complications including severe immunosuppression. If the ACTH-secreting tumour cannot be found, definitive treatment is surgical adrenalectomy, typically followed by glucocorticoid replacement. Here, we present a case of fulminant respiratory failure secondary to coinfection with Pneumocystis jirovecii and cytomegalovirus in a patient with ectopic ACTH-dependent Cushing's syndrome with occult primary. Due to significant deconditioning, she was unable to undergo definitive adrenalectomy and instead underwent percutaneous microwave ablation of the adrenal glands...
November 14, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140411/effect-of-angiotensin-ii-and-acth-on-adrenal-blood-flow-in-the-male-rat-adrenal-gland-in-vivo
#11
Abdul J Shah, Tamas Kriska, Kathryn M Gauthier, John R Falck, William B Campbell
Angiotensin II (Ang II) and adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) regulate adrenal vascular tone in vitro through endothelial and/or zona glomeulosa cell-derived mediators. The role of these mediators in regulating adrenal blood flow (ABF) and mean arterial pressure (MAP) was examined in anesthetized rats. Ang II (0.01-100 ng/kg) increased ABF (maximal increase of 97.2 ± 6.9 perfusion units (PU) at 100 ng/kg) and MAP (basal, 115 ± 7 mm Hg; Ang II, 163 ± 5 mm Hg). ACTH (0.1-1000 ng/kg) also increased ABF (maximum increase of 91...
November 13, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137070/a-case-report-of-primary-adrenal-angiosarcoma-as-depicted-on-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Xue-Ming Li, Hong Yang, Jing Reng, Peng Zhou, Zhu-Zhong Cheng, Zhen Li, Guo-Hui Xu
RATIONALE: Angiosarcoma is an extremely rare malignant tumor of endothelial origin. The majority of studies reporting angiosarcoma have been concerned with the clinical and pathological aspects, with limited reporting of their imaging findings. To our knowledge, angiosarcoma of the adrenal gland is very rare. Herein we firstly report a primary adrenal angiosarcoma depicted on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). PATIENT CONCERNS: A 59-year-old man was referred to our hospital for 1 year left-flank pain that exacerbated in recent 4 months...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137015/malignant-transformation-of-a-mature-teratoma-of-the-adrenal-gland-a-rare-case-report-and-literature-review
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Miao Niu, Ailian Liu, Ying Zhao, Lu Feng
RATIONALE: Adrenal mature TMT is very rare. So far, only two cases have been reported. PATIENT: We report a rare case of malignant transformation of a mature teratoma in the right adrenal gland of a 36-year-old Chinese female. The patient had been asymptomatic until physical exam identified a palpable mass in the right abdomen. Abdominal non-enhanced computed tomography (CT) scan showed a huge tumor with mixed density in right adrenal region, which had cystic components, fat, calcifications, and separations...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135139/-laparoscopic-transperitoneal-adrenalectomy
#14
B G Guliev, B K Komyakov, D V Semenov
AIM: To analyze the results of laparoscopic adrenalectomy (LAE) in patients with adrenal gland tumors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From 2011 to 2016, 24 patients (15 men, 9 women), mean age 49.6 +/- 8.2 years, underwent LAE. The right, left and bilateral LAE was performed in 12, 10 and 2 patients, respectively. Indications for surgery were mainly primary and metastatic adrenal tumors. The operations were performed using a transperitoneal 4-port approach. RESULTS: Twenty six LAE were successfully performed in 24 patients...
October 2017: Urologii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132721/endocrine-pathology-past-present-and-future
#15
REVIEW
Sylvia L Asa, Ozgur Mete
Endocrine pathology is the subspecialty of diagnostic pathology which deals with the diagnosis and characterisation of neoplastic and non-neoplastic diseases of the endocrine system. This relatively young subspecialty was initially focused mainly on thyroid and parathyroid pathology, with some participants also involved in studies of the pituitary, the endocrine pancreas, and the adrenal glands. However, the endocrine system involves much more than these traditional endocrine organs and the discipline has grown to encompass lesions of the dispersed neuroendocrine cells, including neuroendocrine tumours (NETs) of the lungs, gastrointestinal tract, thymus, breast and prostate, as well as paraganglia throughout the body, not just in the adrenals...
November 10, 2017: Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132204/complete-cure-of-advanced-hepatocellular-carcinoma-with-right-adrenal-gland-metastasis-and-portal-vein-thrombosis-by-multiple-applications-of-an-interdisciplinary-therapy-case-report-with-8-year-follow-up
#16
Hojung Jung, Byung Ik Km, Yong Kyun Cho, Woo Kyu Jeon, Hong Joo Kim, Hyun Pyo Hong
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the sixth most common cause of death worldwide and the main cause of primary liver cancer. The principle problem of HCC is the poor prognosis, since advanced HCC reportedly has a median survival of only 9 months. The standard therapies are sorafenib and regorafenib, but the outcomes remain unclear. We report a 60-year-old man with advanced HCC with right adrenal gland metastasis and portal vein tumor thrombosis, who showed a complete response to multiple applications of an interdisciplinary therapy...
November 14, 2017: Clinical and Molecular Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126147/adrenocorticotropin-acutely-regulates-pregnenolone-sulfate-production-by-the-human-adrenal-in-vivo-and-in-vitro
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Juilee Rege, Aya T Nanba, Richard J Auchus, Jianwei Ren, Hwei-Ming Peng, William E Rainey, Adina F Turcu
Background: Dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEAS) is the most abundant steroid in human circulation, and ACTH is considered the major regulator of its synthesis. Pregnenolone sulfate (PregS) and 5-Androstenediol-3-sulfate (AdiolS) have recently emerged as biomarkers of adrenal disorders. Objective: To define the relative human adrenal production of ∆5-steroid sulfates under basal and cosyntropin-stimulated conditions. Methods: Liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry was used to quantify three unconjugated and four sulfated ∆5-steroids in: 1) paired adrenal vein (AV) and mixed venous serum samples (21 patients), and 2) cultured human adrenal cells, both before and after cosyntropin stimulation; 3) microdissected zona fasciculata (ZF) and zona reticularis (ZR) from 5 human adrenal glands; 4) reconstituted in vitro human 17α-hydroxylase/17,20-lyase (CYP17A1/ P450 17A1) system...
November 6, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124074/rare-case-of-duodenal-metastasis-from-pulmonary-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#18
Zain Memon, Samson Ferm, Constantine Fisher, Akil Hassam, Jean Luo, Sang Hoon Kim
Pulmonary squamous cell carcinoma is the second most common non-small cell malignancy of the lung. It commonly metastasizes to the adrenal glands, bone, liver, brain, and kidneys. Most occurrences of metastatic squamous cell carcinoma involving the gastrointestinal tract originate from primary lung tumors. Metastasis to the duodenum, however, is exceedingly rare, with very few cases of stomach or duodenal involvement described in the literature. We report the case of a patient with stage IV pulmonary squamous cell carcinoma metastasizing to the duodenum with an uncommon presentation to add to the paucity of literature available regarding this rare finding...
October 2017: Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121733/pheochromocytoma-as-a-reversible-cause-of-cardiomyopathy-analysis-and-review-of-the-literature
#19
Rong Zhang, Deepashree Gupta, Stewart G Albert
CONTEXT: Pheochromocytoma and paraganglioma are rare neuroendocrine tumors which overproduce catecholamines and arise from the adrenal gland or extra-adrenal chromaffin cells of the sympathetic and parasympathetic ganglia (1). Excessive catecholamine-induced stimulation of cardiac myocytes leads to damage which manifests in several forms ranging from Takotsubo to dilated cardiomyopathy. Diagnosis of pheochromocytoma-related cardiomyopathies is often delayed due to the atypical presentation associated with many cases...
December 15, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121071/from-nerves-to-brain-to-gastrointestinal-tract-a-time-based-study-of-parrot-bornavirus-2-pabv-2-pathogenesis-in-cockatiels-nymphicus-hollandicus
#20
Jeann Leal de Araujo, Raquel R Rech, J Jill Heatley, Jianhua Guo, Paula R Giaretta, Ian Tizard, Aline Rodrigues-Hoffmann
Parrot bornaviruses (PaBVs) are the causative agents of proventricular dilatation disease, however key aspects of its pathogenesis, such as route of infection, viral spread and distribution, and target cells remain unclear. Our study aimed to track the viral spread and lesion development at 5, 10, 20, 25, 35, 40, 60, 80, 95 and 114 dpi using histopathology, immunohistochemistry, and RT-PCR. After intramuscular inoculation of parrot bornavirus 2 (PaBV-2) in the pectoral muscle of cockatiels, this virus was first detected in macrophages and lymphocytes in the inoculation site and adjacent nerves, then reached the brachial plexus, centripetally spread to the thoracic segment of the spinal cord, and subsequently invaded the other spinal segments and brain...
2017: PloS One
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