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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644176/conn-syndrome-presenting-as-central-retinal-vein-occlusion
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Alp Atik, Dennis Wilson, Rohan W Essex
PURPOSE: To describe a case of central retinal vein occlusion in a young patient presenting with symptomatic malignant hypertension because of Conn syndrome. METHODS: Single interventional case report. RESULTS: A 44-year-old man presented with a 1-day history of headache and vision loss in his right eye on a background of malignant hypertension. He was diagnosed with right central retinal vein occlusion. Further investigation of his malignant hypertension revealed Conn syndrome because of an aldosterone-secreting adenoma in the left adrenal gland...
June 20, 2017: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641581/thyrotoxic-and-pheochromocytoma-multisystem-crisis-a-case-report
#2
Kodai Suzuki, Takahito Miyake, Hideshi Okada, Fuminori Yamaji, Yuichiro Kitagawa, Tetsuya Fukuta, Ryu Yasuda, Yoshihito Tanaka, Haruka Okamoto, Sho Nachi, Tomoaki Doi, Takahiro Yoshida, Keisuke Kumada, Shozo Yoshida, Hiroaki Ushikoshi, Izumi Toyoda, Shinji Ogura
BACKGROUND: Thyrotoxic crisis and pheochromocytoma multisystem crisis are rare, life-threatening, emergency endocrine diseases with various clinical manifestations. Here we report a case of a patient who simultaneously developed thyrotoxic crisis and pheochromocytoma multisystem crisis and required intensive cardiovascular management. CASE PRESENTATION: A 60-year-old Asian man experienced nausea and vomiting, and subsequently developed dyspnea and cold sweats while farming...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641541/-stress-is-80-years-old-from-hans-selye-original-paper-in-1936-to-recent-advances-in-gi-ulceration
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Sandor Szabo, Masashi Yoshida, Janos Filakovszky, Gyorgy Juhasz
The first scientific publication on 'general adaption syndrome', or as we know today 'biologic stress' has been published in Nature in 1936 by the 29-year old Hans Selye. His results in that short publication that contained no references or illustrations, were based on experiments in rats that were exposed to severe insults/stressors, but his idea about a 'nonspecific bodily response' originated from his observations of sick patients whom he had seen as a medical students and young clinician. Autopsy of stressed rats revealed three major, grossly visible changes: hyperemia and enlargement of the adrenals, atrophy of the thymus and lymph nodes as well as hemorrhagic gastric erosions/ulcers (the "stress triad")...
June 22, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637099/aggregation-and-phosphorylation-of-%C3%AE-synuclein-with-proteinase-k-resistance-in-focal-%C3%AE-synucleinopathy-predominantly-localized-to-the-cardiac-sympathetic-nervous-system
#4
Nei Fukasawa, Takahiro Fukuda, Masato Nagaoka, Tohru Harada, Hiroyuki Takahashi, Masahiro Ikegami
Aggregates of α-synuclein, a major component of Lewy bodies (LBs) and Lewy neurites (LNs), are distributed throughout the nervous system, including the central nervous system (CNS), sympathetic ganglia, enteric nervous system (ENS), cardiac and pelvic plexuses, submandibular gland, adrenal medulla and skin, in incidental Lewy body disease (ILBD), Parkinson's disease (PD), dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB), and pure autonomic failure (PAF) [1-3]. Here we report focal α-synucleinopathy predominantly localized to the cardiac sympathetic nervous system (SNS)...
June 21, 2017: Neuropathology and Applied Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633495/estradiol-protects-against-cardio-respiratory-dysfunctions-and-oxidative-stress-in-intermittent-hypoxia
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Sofien Laouafa, Alexandra Ribon-Demars, François Marcouiller, Damien Roussel, Aida Bairam, Vincent Pialoux, Vincent Joseph
Study Objectives: We tested the hypothesis that estradiol (E2) protects against cardio-respiratory disorders and oxidative stress induced by chronic intermittent hypoxia (CIH) in adult female rats. Methods: Sprague-Dawley female rats (230-250g) were ovariectomized (OVX) and implanted with osmotic pumps delivering vehicle (Veh) or E2 (0.5 mg/kg/day). After 14 days of recovery, the rats were exposed to chronic CIH (21%-10% O2 - 8 hours/day - 10 cycles/hour) or room air (RA)...
June 19, 2017: Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632691/18f-fdg-uptake-in-benign-fibrous-histiocytoma-of-adrenal-gland-a-potential-pitfall
#6
Teik Hin Tan, Christina Nye Bing Lai
A 47-year-old man with newly diagnosed nasopharyngeal carcinoma underwent staging F-FDG PET/CT. Apart from showing increased FDG uptake in the primary site and locoregional nodal and liver metastases, an unusual site of intense FDG focus was demonstrated in the left adrenal gland. He underwent CT-guided biopsy, and the histopathologic diagnosis was benign fibrous histiocytoma.
June 19, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631513/the-effect-of-labour-pain-in-caesarean-delivery-on-neonatal-and-maternal-outcomes-in-a-term-low-risk-obstetric-population
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Meryem Kurek Eken, Gülçin Şahin Ersoy, Sinem Çetinkaya, Çetin Çam, Ateş Karateke
Planned caesarean delivery (CD) frequency is increasing in many countries, and elective CD accounts for 50% of preventable causes of neonatal respiratory morbidity. The clearing of fluid in the lungs is important for the establishment of normal gas exchange with inspired air. A defect in this clearance can result in respiratory problems in neonate, but on the other hand patients waiting for the onset of spontaneous labour pain, the increase in emergency CD, together with severe mortality and morbidity are causes of concern and cause anxiety and distrust of obstetricians...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630244/a-case-of-recurrent-multifocal-anastomosing-haemangiomas
#8
Kirsteen R Burton, Kiran Jakate, Kenneth T Pace, Paraskevi A Vlachou
Anastomosing haemangiomas are relatively rare lesions, with a renal predilection, and which, given their imaging and pathologic appearance, mimic aggressive malignancies such as angiosarcoma. The imaging characteristics of this case are informative when evaluating a vascular lesion of the adrenal gland.
June 18, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630023/epigenetics-of-pheochromocytoma-and-paraganglioma
#9
REVIEW
Peyman Björklund, Samuel Backman
Pheochromocytomas and paragangliomas (PPGLs) are neuroendocrine tumors arising in the medullae of the adrenal glands or in paraganglia. The knowledge of the tumor biology of these lesions has increased dramatically during the past two decades and more than a dozen recurrently mutated genes have been identified. Different clusters have been described that share epigenetic signatures. Mutations in the succinate dehydrogenase complex subunit genes play a pivotal role in reprogramming the epigenetic state of these tumors by inhibiting epigenetic regulators such as TET enzymes and histone demethylases...
June 16, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626127/a-case-of-retroperitoneal-paraganglioma
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Takao Amaike, Toshihisa Tamura, Atsuhiro Koga, Kazunori Shibao, Aiichiro Higure, Keiji Hirata
We report a surgical case of retroperitoneal paraganglioma. A paraganglioma is a catecholamine-producing tumor originating in the chromaffin cells of the sympathetic ganglion. It is a kind of pheochromocytoma which occurs on the outside of the adrenal gland. The patient was a 72 year old male with a history of hypertension and a pacemaker implantation. A mass in the ventral side of the right iliopsoas muscle was detected during a routine contrasting computed tomography (CT) examination for checking his pacemaker...
2017: Journal of UOEH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625645/eus-b-fna-vs-conventional-eus-fna-for-left-adrenal-gland-analysis-in-lung-cancer-patients
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Laurence M M J Crombag, Artur Szlubowski, Jos A Stigt, Olga Schuurbiers, Daniël A Korevaar, Peter I Bonta, Jouke T Annema
INTRODUCTION: In patients with lung cancer, left adrenal glands (LAG) suspected for distant metastases (M1b) based on imaging require further evaluation for a definitive diagnosis. Tissue acquisition is regularly performed using conventional EUS-FNA. The aim of this study was to investigate the success rate of endoscopic ultrasound guided fine-needle aspiration using the EBUS scope (EUS-B-FNA) for LAG analysis. METHODS: This is a prospective multicenter study in consecutive patients with (suspected) lung cancer and suspected mediastinal and LAG metastases...
June 2017: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625027/-a-case-of-bilateral-adrenal-incidentaloma-in-which-mtx-related-lymphoproliferative-disease-could-be-diagnosed-by-computed-tomography-guided-biopsy-and-mtx-administration-history
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Hiroaki Kitakaze, Makoto Matsushita, Koichi Okada, Noriko Minato, Naoki Mori, Toshiaki Yoshioka
The patient was a 76-year-old man. Because bilateral adrenal tumor (right adrenal gland 7 cm, left adrenal gland 1.5 cm) was detected in by computed tomography (CT) in methotrexate (MTX) administration for articular rheumatism from 2011, he was referred to this hospital in February, 2016. An endocrine examination, and imaging study did not lead to a definitive diagnosis and CT-guided lower needle biopsy was performed. The pathological diagnosis was diffuse large B cell lymphoma. Also, in situ hybridization revealed EBER-positive and the diagnosis of MTX-related lymphoproliferative disease (MTXLPD) was made in conjunction with the medical history...
May 2017: Hinyokika Kiyo. Acta Urologica Japonica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616158/synchronous-contralateral-adrenal-metastasis-of-colorectal-cancer-case-report
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Micaela Raices, Luis Boccalatte, Gustavo Rossi, Fernando Wright
The most frequent sites of distant metastasis of colorectal cancer (CRC) are primarily liver and lung, followed by brain and bone metastases. Infrequently, metastases are found in the adrenal glands. They usually have a metachronous and homolateral character. We present a case of contralateral synchronic adrenal metastasis of CRC and its surgical resolution.
June 2017: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611439/raman-micro-spectroscopy-as-a-viable-tool-to-monitor-and-estimate-the-ionic-transport-in-epithelial-cells
#14
Leonardo Puppulin, Giuseppe Pezzotti, Hongxin Sun, Shigekuni Hosogi, Takashi Nakahari, Toshio Inui, Yasuaki Kumamoto, Hideo Tanaka, Yoshinori Marunaka
The typical response to the lowering of plasma Na(+) concentration and blood pressure in our body involves the release of aldosterone from the adrenal glands, which triggers the reabsorption of sodium in the kidney. Although the effects of aldosterone on this physiological mechanism were extensively studied in the past decades, there are still some aspects to be fully elucidated. In the present study, we propose for the first time a new approach based on Raman spectroscopy to monitor the ionic activity in aldosterone-treated A6 renal epithelial cells...
June 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610697/respiratory-motion-of-adrenal-gland-metastases-analyses-using-four-dimensional-computed-tomography-images
#15
Bing Chen, Yong Hu, Jin Liu, An-Ning Cao, Lu-Xi Ye, Zhao-Chong Zeng
PURPOSE: To evaluate the respiratory motion of adrenal gland metastases in three-dimensional directions using four-dimensional computed tomography (4DCT) images. METHODS: From January 2013 to May 2016, 12 patients with adrenal gland metastases were included in this study. They all underwent 4DCT scans to assess respiratory motion of adrenal gland metastases in free breathing state. The 4DCT images were sorted into 10 image series according to the respiratory phase from the end inspiration to the end expiration, and then transferred to FocalSim workstation...
June 2017: Physica Medica: PM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609670/differential-effects-of-the-18-kda-translocator-protein-tspo-ligand-etifoxine-on-steroidogenesis-in-rat-brain-plasma-and-steroidogenic-glands-pharmacodynamic-studies
#16
Philippe Liere, Antoine Pianos, Jean-Paul Oudinet, Michael Schumacher, Yvette Akwa
Etifoxine is indicated in humans for treating anxiety. In rodents, besides its anxiolytic-like properties, it has recently shown neuroprotective and neuroregenerative activities. It acts by enhancing GABAA receptor function and by stimulating acute steroid biosynthesis via the activation of the 18-kDa translocator protein. However, the regulatory action of etifoxine on steroid production is not well characterized. In this work, we performed dose-response, acute and chronic time-course experiments on the effects of intraperitoneal injections of etifoxine on steroid levels in adult male rat brain and plasma analyzed by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry...
June 3, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607627/retroperitoneal-ganglioneuroma-mimicking-a-kidney-tumor-case-report
#17
Agnieszka Dąbrowska-Thing, Wojciech Rogowski, Ryszard Pacho, Ewa Nawrocka-Laskus, Żaneta Nitek
BACKGROUND: Ganglioneuroma (GN) is a rare benign tumor arising from the neural crest cells. The reported incidence of GN is one per million population. As a primary retroperitoneal tumor, it constitutes only a small percentage of 0.72 to 1.6%. GN can arise de novo or as a result of maturation of a neuroblastoma either spontaneously or after chemotherapy. The most common location is the posterior paraspinal mediastinum, retroperitoneum, neck and adrenal gland. However, GN can potentially occur anywhere along the peripheral autonomic ganglion sites...
2017: Polish Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604387/macrolides-selectively-inhibit-mutant-kcnj5-potassium-channels-that-cause-aldosterone-producing-adenoma
#18
Ute I Scholl, Laura Abriola, Chengbiao Zhang, Esther N Reimer, Mark Plummer, Barbara I Kazmierczak, Junhui Zhang, Denton Hoyer, Jane S Merkel, Wenhui Wang, Richard P Lifton
Aldosterone-producing adenomas (APAs) are benign tumors of the adrenal gland that constitutively produce the salt-retaining steroid hormone aldosterone and cause millions of cases of severe hypertension worldwide. Either of 2 somatic mutations in the potassium channel KCNJ5 (G151R and L168R, hereafter referred to as KCNJ5MUT) in adrenocortical cells account for half of APAs worldwide. These mutations alter channel selectivity to allow abnormal Na+ conductance, resulting in membrane depolarization, calcium influx, aldosterone production, and cell proliferation...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604129/severe-hyperandrogenemia-in-postmenopausal-woman-as-a-presentation-of-ovarian-hyperthecosis-case-report-and-mini-review-of-the-literature
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Adam Czyzyk, Justyna Latacz, Dorota Filipowicz, Agnieszka Podfigurna, Rafal Moszynski, Piotr Jasinski, Stefan Sajdak, Michal Gaca, Andrea R Genazzani, Blazej Meczekalski
Ovarian hyperthecosis (OH) is characterized by the presence of abundant luteinized theca cells in ovaries that secret androgen. It typically presents as severe hyperandrogenism and/or virilization in postmenopausal woman. Here we describe a 66-year old woman with presentation of severe hirsutism, alopecia, clitoromegaly and laboratory finding of significantly elevated serum total testosterone concentration and hyperinsulinemia. Performed imaging studies revealed normal sized, homogeneous ovaries, signs of endometrial hypertrophy and normal adrenal glands...
June 11, 2017: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601234/comparison-of-echocardiographic-findings-in-patients-with-nonfunctioning-adrenal-incidentalomas
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Narin Nasıroglu Imga, Ozgul Ucar Elalmıs, Mazhar Muslum Tuna, Bercem Aycıcek Dogan, Deniz Sahın, Tugba Gursoy, Yavuz Yalcın, Dilek Berker, Serdar Guler
Adrenal incidentalomas (AIs) are usually discovered incidentally after imaging unrelated to adrenal glands. We aimed to evaluate standard risk factors for systemic atherosclerosis and echocardiographic changes in patients with nonfunctioning AIs and compare them with normal subjects. We evaluated 70 patients diagnosed with AIs and 51 healthy controls. Mean levels were determined for HbA1c, LDL, uric acid, fasting plasma insulin, HOMA, and neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR), and these values were found to be significantly higher in the patients than the controls...
June 2017: Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
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