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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087387/orbital-fibroblasts-of-graves-orbitopathy-stimulated-with-proinflammatory-cytokines-promote-b-cell-survival-by-secreting-baff
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Fen Tang, Xiaoqing Chen, Yuxiang Mao, Shangtao Wan, Siming Ai, Huasheng Yang, Guangming Liu, Yusha Zou, Miaoli Lin, Liang Dan
The success of rituximab for the treatment of active Graves' orbitopathy (GO) suggests that B cells play a critical role in intraorbital inflammation. B cell activating factor (BAFF) and its homolog a proliferation-inducing ligand (APRIL) are critical for B cell survival. However, the contribution of BAFF/APRIL to GO remains unclear. We sought to determine the role of BAFF/APRIL in the orbits of GO, and found that BAFF was markedly upregulated, while APRIL was not. Additionally, cultured GO orbital fibroblasts (GO-OFs)(2) expressing BAFF were induced to produce a large amount of BAFF...
January 10, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078992/smoking-and-eye-pathologies-a-systemic-review-part-ii-retina-diseases-uveitis-optic-neuropathies-thyroid-associated-orbitopathy
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Małgorzata Nita, Andrzej Grzybowski
BACKGROUND: Tobacco smoking has detrimental influence on human health. AIM: The analysis of influence of tobacco smoking on retina diseases, uveitis, optic neuropathies, and thyroid-associated orbitopathy in adults and children. METHODS: A comprehensive review of the literature performed through MEDLINE and PubMed searches, covering the years 2000-2016. RESULTS: In adults, tobacco smoking is a strong risk factor for age-related macular degeneration, polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy, uveitis and inflamed cystoid macular edema as well as Grave`s ophthalmopathy...
January 10, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077500/distinct-inflammatory-gene-expression-in-extraocular-muscle-and-fat-from-patients-with-graves-orbitopathy
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Ivana Lopes Romero-Kusabara, José Vital Filho, Nilza Maria Scalissi, Keli Cardoso Melo, Giovanni Demartino, Carlos Alberto Longui, Murilo Rezende Melo, Adriano Namo Cury
OBJECTIVE: This study sought to compare patients with thyroid eye disease (TED) and normal controls with respect to the expression of the GRα, IKK1, IκB, c-Fos (AP-1), NF-kB, and 11β-HSD1 genes in orbital fat (OF) and extraocular muscle (EOM). DESIGN AND METHODS: A prospective study design was used to evaluate 34 TED patients and 38 healthy controls. OF was harvested from 33 TED patients and 27 controls. EOM biopsies were obtained from 32 TED patients and 18 controls...
January 11, 2017: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076605/isolated-primary-amyloidosis-of-the-inferior-rectus-muscle-mimicking-graves-orbitopathy
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Mário Luiz Ribeiro Monteiro, Allan Christian Pieroni Gonçalves, Alanna Mara Pinheiro Sobreira Bezerra
The diagnosis of Graves' orbitopathy is usually straightforward. However, orbital diseases that mimick some clinical signs of Graves' orbitopathy may cause diagnostic confusion, particularly when associated to some form of thyroid dysfunction. This report describes the rare occurrence of localized inferior rectus muscle amyloidosis in a patient with autoimmune hypothyroidism, who was misdiagnosed as Graves' orbitopathy. A 48-year-old man complained of painless progressive proptosis on the left side and intermittent vertical diplopia for 6 months...
October 2016: Einstein
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063079/the-thyroid-the-eyes-and-the-gut-a-possible-connection
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D Covelli, M Ludgate
INTRODUCTION: Graves' disease (GD) is an autoimmune disorder responsible for 60-90% of thyrotoxicosis, with an incidence of 1 to 2 cases per 1000 population per year in England. Graves' orbitopathy (GO) is the most frequent extrathyroidal manifestation, not provoked directly by abnormal thyroid hormone levels, but by the consequence of the underlying autoimmune process. The aetiology of autoimmune disorders is due to an interplay between susceptibility genes and environmental factors, such as infections and stress...
January 7, 2017: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060361/preoperative-clinical-features-of-reactivated-of-graves-orbitopathy-after-orbital-decompression
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Y J Woo, J W Kim, J S Yoon
PurposeTo investigate the incidence and preoperative clinical features of reactivated Graves' orbitopathy (GO) after orbital decompression.MethodsThis study included patients with GO who underwent orbital decompression for disfiguring proptosis and not compressive optic neuropathy and received postoperative follow-up care for more than 12 months. Patients who experienced active inflammatory signs within 6 months of decompression were excluded from analysis. The demographic characteristics, ophthalmic manifestations, and biochemical parameters of the patients were analyzed for association with reactivation of GO by logistic regression analysis...
January 6, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002568/author-response-role-of-mir-146a-in-the-regulation-of-inflammation-in-an-in-vitro-model-of-graves-orbitopathy
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Sun Young Jang, Jin Sook Yoon
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 1, 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002567/role-of-mir-146a-in-the-regulation-of-inflammation-in-an-in-vitro-model-of-graves-orbitopathy
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Jiawei Wang, Ying Xiao, Han Zhang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 1, 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28001456/measurement-properties-of-the-persian-translated-version-of-graves-orbitopathy-quality-of-life-questionnaire-a-validation-study
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Mohsen Bahmani Kashkouli, Nasser Karimi, Mohamadreza Aghamirsalim, Mohammad Bagher Abtahi, Marzieh Nojomi, Hadi Shahrad-Bejestani, Masoud Salehi
PURPOSE: To determine the measurement properties of the Persian language version of the Graves orbitopathy quality of life questionnaire (GO-QOL). METHODS: Following a systematic translation and cultural adaptation process, 141 consecutive unselected thyroid eye disease (TED) patients answered the Persian GO-QOL and underwent complete ophthalmic examination. The questionnaire was again completed by 60 patients on the second visit, 2-4 weeks later. Construct validity (cross-cultural validity, structural validity and hypotheses testing), reliability (internal consistency and test-retest reliability), and floor and ceiling effects of the Persian version of the GO-QOL were evaluated...
February 2017: Ophthalmic Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990368/evaluation-of-retinal-nerve-fiber-layer-thickness-profile-in-thyroid-ophthalmopathy-without-optic-nerve-dysfunction
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Kumari Mugdha, Apjit Kaur, Neha Sinha, Sandeep Saxena
AIM: To evaluate retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) thickness profile in patients of thyroid ophthalmopathy with no clinical signs of optic nerve dysfunction. METHODS: A prospective, case-control, observational study conducted at a tertiary care centre. Inclusion criteria consisted of patients with eyelid retraction in association with any one of: biochemical thyroid dysfunction, exophthalmos, or extraocular muscle involvement; or thyroid dysfunction in association with either exophthalmos or extra-ocular muscle involvement; or a clinical activity score (CAS)>3/7...
2016: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987077/graves-orbitopathy-idiopathic-orbital-inflammatory-pseudotumor-and-epstein-barr-virus-infection-a-serological-and-molecular-study
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M Leo, F Maggi, G R Dottore, G Casini, P Mazzetti, M Pistello, S Sellari-Franceschini, M Nardi, P Vitti, C Marcocci, M Marinò
OBJECTIVE: One of the hypotheses on the pathogenesis of autoimmune diseases, including Graves' disease (GD) and Graves' orbitopathy (GO), involves bacterial or viral infections. Recently, Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) has been proposed to play a role in the pathogenesis of idiopathic orbital inflammatory pseudotumor (IOIP) in Asians. The aim of the present study was to investigate the possible association of GO with EBV infection/exposure, as compared with IOIP, using serum and tissue samples, as well as primary cultures of orbital fibroblasts...
December 16, 2016: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27967219/a-survey-of-clinical-practice-patterns-in-management-of-graves-disease-in-the-middle-east-and-north-africa
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Salem A Beshyah, Aly B Khalil, Ibrahim H Sherif, Mahmoud M Benbarka, Syed Abbas Raza, Wiam Hussein, Ali S Alzahrani, Asma Chadli
OBJECTIVES: Graves' disease (GD) is commonly seen in endocrine clinical practice. The objective of this study was to evaluate the current diagnosis and management of patient's with GD in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). METHODOLOGY: An electronic survey on management of GD, using an online questionnaire of a large pool of practicing physicians was performed. Responses from 352 eligible and willing physicians were included in this study. They were mostly endocrinologists (157) and internal medicine physicians (116)...
December 14, 2016: Endocrine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902601/time-course-of-graves-orbitopathy-after-total-thyroidectomy-and-radioiodine-therapy-for-thyroid-cancer
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Camille Louvet, Annamaria De Bellis, Bruno Pereira, Claire Bournaud, Antony Kelly, Salwan Maqdasy, Beatrice Roche, Francoise Desbiez, Francoise Borson-Chazot, Igor Tauveron, Marie Batisse-Lignier
The risk of cancer is relatively higher in Graves' patients presenting simultaneously with thyroid nodules. Radioiodine (RAI) therapy recommended in high-risk differentiated thyroid carcinoma may be associated with worsening of a pre-existing Graves' orbitopathy (GO) or developing a new onset. The impact of RAI therapy in patients with differentiated thyroid cancer on the course of a pre-exisiting GO has not been specifically investigated.The aim of this study is to assess the influence of RAI treatment administered for differentiated thyroid cancer on the course of a pre-existing GO...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895458/clinical-and-imaging-evaluation-of-the-response-to-intravenous-steroids-in-patients-with-graves-orbitopathy-and-analysis-on-who-requires-additional-therapy
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Theodora Tsirouki, Alexandra Bargiota, Stelios Tigas, Agathi Vasileiou, Eftichia Kapsalaki, Zoe Giotaki, Ioannis Asproudis, Agathokles Tsatsoulis, Georgios Koukoulis, Evangelia E Tsironi
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of an individualized steroid regimen in patients with moderate-to-severe Graves' orbitopathy (GO) by monitoring clinical and imaging parameters. METHODS: In total, 47 patients with active, moderate-to-severe GO were enrolled in this study. All the patients received the proposed treatment regimen by European Group on GO of 4.5 g of intravenous (IV) methylprednisolone for 12 weeks. At the end of the IV treatment, patients with persistent active GO (Group 1) who were assessed by clinical examination and orbital imaging with short tau inversion recovery-sequence magnetic resonance imaging (STIR MRI) received additional treatment with oral prednisolone, and those with inactive GO (Group 2) received no further treatment...
2016: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871109/-graves-orbitopathy
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A Eckstein, J Esser, S Mattheis, U Berchner-Pfannschmidt
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863789/comparative-analysis-of-radioactive-iodine-versus-thyroidectomy-for-definitive-treatment-of-graves-disease
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Vincent T Wu, Allison W Lorenzen, Anna C Beck, Vincent J Reid, Sonia L Sugg, James R Howe, Janet H Pollard, Geeta Lal, Ronald J Weigel
BACKGROUND: Management of Graves disease includes antithyroid drugs, (131)I therapy, or thyroidectomy. Our aim was to review our institutional experience with definitive treatments for Graves disease. METHODS: This was a retrospective review of patients undergoing (131)I therapy (n = 295) or thyroidectomy (n = 103) for Graves disease (2003-2015). Demographic, clinical, pathology, and outcome data were collected from institutional databases. RESULTS: (131)I therapy patients were older (39...
January 2017: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843806/a-2016-italian-survey-about-the-clinical-use-of-selenium-in-thyroid-disease
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Roberto Negro, Roberto Attanasio, Franco Grimaldi, Claudio Marcocci, Rinaldo Guglielmi, Enrico Papini
BACKGROUND: Selenium (Se) is a trace element that plays key roles in thyroid physiology. Se deficiency is associated with increased risk of thyroid disease. Some evidence suggests that Se supplementation may be beneficial in autoimmune thyroid disease (either hypo- or hyperthyroidism). OBJECTIVES: We sought to examine the use of Se in daily clinical practice among Italian endocrinologists. METHODS: Members of the Associazione Medici Endocrinologi (AME) were invited to participate in a web-based survey investigating the use of Se in different clinical conditions...
September 2016: European Thyroid Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27828690/immunoglobulin-g4-related-thyroid-disorders-diagnostic-challenges-and-clinical-outcomes
#18
Deep Dutta, Arvind Ahuja, Chitra Selvan
Ig-G4 related disease (IgG4RD) is a heterogeneous disorder with multi-organ involvement recognised as a separate entity at the start of this century only. It is currently one of the hottest areas of clinical and translational research across specialties. Thyroid involvement in IgG4RD is rare, believed to occur in less than 4% of cases, may be isolated or may be associated with other organ involvement. As of today Riedel's thyroiditis, fibrosing variant of Hashimoto's thyroiditis, and few patients of Graves' orbitopathy represent the types of IgG4-related thyroid disease (IgG4RTD)...
2016: Endokrynologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824294/antioxidant-actions-of-selenium-in-orbital-fibroblasts-a-basis-for-the-effects-of-selenium-in-graves-orbitopathy
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Giovanna Rotondo Dottore, Marenza Leo, Giamberto Casini, Francesco Latrofa, Luca Cestari, Stefano Sellari-Franceschini, Marco Nardi, Paolo Vitti, Claudio Marcocci, Michele Marinò
BACKGROUND: A recent clinical trial has shown a beneficial effect of the antioxidant agent selenium in Graves' orbitopathy (GO). In order to shed light on the cellular mechanisms on which selenium may act, this study investigated its effects in cultured orbital fibroblasts. METHODS: Primary cultures of orbital fibroblasts from six GO patients and six control subjects were established. Cells were treated with H2O2 to induce oxidative stress, after pre-incubation with selenium-(methyl)selenocysteine (SeMCys)...
December 16, 2016: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27780830/can-we-predict-relapse-in-graves-disease-results-from-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Tristan Struja, Hannah Fehlberg, Alexander Kutz, Larissa Guebelin, Christian Degen, Beat Mueller, Philipp Schuetz
BACKGROUND: Identification of pretreatment risk factors predicting relapse in patients with hyperthyroidism of Graves' disease after stopping anti-thyroid drugs (ATD) is decisive to guide therapeutic options. PURPOSE: We performed a systematic search and meta-analysis to study predictors for relapse after stopping ATD in patients with Graves' disease. METHODS: Based on a pre-specified protocol, we searched PubMed, EMBASE and Cochrane in July 2015 for case-control, controlled and randomized-controlled trials reporting risk factors for relapse after stopping ATD...
January 2017: European Journal of Endocrinology
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