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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920641/severe-de-novo-hepatitis-b-recovered-from-late-onset-liver-insufficiency-with-prolonged-ascites-and-hypoalbuminemia-due-to-hepatitis-b-virus-genotype-bj-with-precore-mutation
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Akira Sato, Toshiya Ishii, Fumiaki Sano, Takayuki Yamada, Hideaki Takahashi, Nobuyuki Matsumoto
De novo hepatitis B is associated with a high risk of hepatic failure often resulting in fatal fulminant hepatitis even when nucleotide analogues are administered. A 77-year-old female developed de novo hepatitis B after R-CHOP (rituximab, cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, and prednisolone) treatment for diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. Hepatitis B virus (HBV) isolated from the patient was of genotype Bj, with a precore mutation (G1896A) exhibiting an extremely high viral load at the onset of hepatitis...
September 2016: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907151/changes-in-galanin-systems-in-a-rat-model-of-post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd
#2
Karen Barnabas, Lin Zhang, Huiying Wang, Gilbert Kirouac, Maria Vrontakis
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a chronic syndrome triggered by exposure to trauma and a failure to recover from a normal negative emotional reaction to traumatic stress. The neurobiology of PTSD and the participation of neuropeptides in the neural systems and circuits that control fear and anxiety are not fully understood. The long-term dysregulation of neuropeptide systems contributes to the development of anxiety disorders, including PTSD. The neuropeptide galanin (Gal) and its receptors participate in anxiety-like and depression-related behaviors via the modulation of neuroendocrine and monoaminergic systems...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896787/extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-for-pheochromocytoma-induced-cardiogenic-shock
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Guillaume Hekimian, Fatima Kharcha, Nicolas Bréchot, Matthieu Schmidt, Cécile Ghander, Guillaume Lebreton, Xavier Girerd, Christophe Tresallet, Jean-Louis Trouillet, Pascal Leprince, Jean Chastre, Alain Combes, Charles-Edouard Luyt
BACKGROUND: Pheochromocytoma, a rare catecholamine-producing tumor, might provoke stress-induced Takotsubo-like cardiomyopathy and severe cardiogenic shock. Because venoarterial-extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA-ECMO) rescue of pheochromocytoma-induced refractory cardiogenic shock has rarely been reported, we reviewed our ICU patients' presentations and outcomes. METHODS: All pheochromocytoma-induced refractory cardiogenic shock cases managed with VA-ECMO (January 2007-March 2015) were prospectively included and reviewed...
December 2016: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891401/premature-ovarian-failure-an-association-with-autoimmune-diseases
#4
Ayesha, Vandana Jha, Deepti Goswami
INTRODUCTION: Premature Ovarian Failure (POF) is the cessation of ovarian function before the age of 40 years. POF is reported to be associated with autoimmune diseases in 20-30% of cases. AIM: Patients presenting with idiopathic POF were screened for the presence of autoimmune disorders. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty patients with idiopathic POF were included in the study. Baseline investigation in all subjects included fasting serum FSH, LH, E2, progesterone, free T3, free T4, Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone (TSH) and Anti-Thyroperoxidase (anti-TPO) antibodies, testosterone and Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEAS) levels...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885669/occult-adrenocortical-carcinoma-and-unexpected-early-childhood-death
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Mark Pilla, John Gilbert, Lynette Moore, Roger W Byard
A four-year-old previously well boy collapsed unexpectedly and was taken immediately to hospital, where he developed seizures and cardiogenic shock with lethal, rapidly progressing multi-organ failure. At autopsy, the height was >90th percentile and there were indications of early virilization. Internally, a friable tumor of the left adrenal gland was identified that had invaded the left renal vein and inferior vena cava. Histology revealed typical features of an adrenocortical carcinoma with aggregated trabeculae of cells containing abundant eosinophilic cytoplasm and large pleomorphic nuclei...
November 25, 2016: Journal of Forensic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878800/a-single-center-experience-of-the-implementation-of-adrenal-vein-sampling-procedure-impact-on-the-diagnostic-work-up-in-primary-aldosteronism
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Jacek Kądziela, Aleksander Prejbisz, Ilona Michałowska, Sylwia Kołodziejczyk-Kruk, Leo Schultze Kool, Marek Kabat, Hanna Janaszek-Sitkowska, Sadegh Toutounchi, Zbigniew Gałązka, Urszula Ambroziak, Tomasz Bednarczuk, Magdalena Januszewicz, Dorota Ptasińska-Wnuk, Michał Hoffmann, Andrzej Januszewicz, Adam Witkowski
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Primary aldosteronism (PA) is one of the most common causes of secondary hypertension. Adrenal vein sampling (AVS) remains a "gold standard" procedure in differentiation between unilateral (adenoma) and bilateral (hyperplasia) disease. We present our single-center experience in establishing and implementation of the AVS procedure. METHODS: All patients had primary aldosteronism confirmed in salt-infusion test. Adrenal vein sampling was performed sequentially during a continuous intravenous infusion of cosyntropin and was preceded by multislice contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT) examination of adrenal glands performed few weeks before AVS in majority of patients...
November 23, 2016: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869898/-takotsubo-cardiomyopathy-current-evidence-from-observational-studies-and-pathophysiological-background
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Francesco Santoro, Natale Daniele Brunetti, Nicola Tarantino, Riccardo Ieva, Matteo Di Biase, Luigi Di Biase
Takotsubo cardiomyopathy is an acute reversible form of cardiac failure, firstly described in 1991, with a prognosis not favorable as previously thought. Although high levels of catecholamines have been suggested as the leading mechanism for the onset, the pathophysiology remains unclear. However, several pathophysiological explanations have been proposed, all not mutually exclusive. A complex chain of events is present, including the activation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis, the surge in circulating catecholamines and subsequent cardiovascular responses...
October 2016: Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861246/adrenal-venous-sampling-in-primary-aldosteronism-multinomial-regression-modeling-to-detect-aldosterone-secretion-lateralization-when-right-adrenal-sampling-is-missing
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Camille Durivage, Rémi Blanchette, Gilles Soulez, Miguel Chagnon, Patrick Gilbert, Marie-France Giroux, Isabelle Bourdeau, Vincent L Oliva, André Lacroix, Eric Therasse
OBJECTIVE: Difficulty to recognize or canulate the right adrenal vein is the most frequent cause of adrenal venous sampling (AVS) failure. We aimed to assess multinomial regression modeling (MRM) of peripheral and left adrenal vein samplings to detect lateralization of aldosterone secretion when the right AVS is missing. METHODS: Simultaneous bilateral AVS samplings were performed before (basal) and after intravenous cosyntropin injection in 188 consecutive patients between December 1989 and September 2015...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857838/hyponatraemia-secondary-to-nivolumab-induced-primary-adrenal-failure
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Harris Trainer, Paul Hulse, Claire E Higham, Peter Trainer, Paul Lorigan
: Checkpoint inhibitors, such as ipilimumab and pembrolizumab, have transformed the prognosis for patients with advanced malignant melanoma and squamous non-small-cell lung cancer, and their use will only expand as experience is gained in a variety of other malignancies, for instance, renal and lymphoma. As the use of checkpoint inhibitors increases, so too will the incidence of their unique side effects, termed immune-related adverse events (irAEs), which can affect dermatological, gastrointestinal, hepatic, endocrine and other systems...
2016: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855232/novel-scc-mutation-in-a-patient-of-mexican-descent-with-sex-reversal-salt-losing-crisis-and-adrenal-failure
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Jasmeet Kaur, Alan M Rice, Elizabeth O'Connor, Anil Piya, Bradley Buckler, Himangshu S Bose
: Congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) is caused by mutations in cytochrome P450 side chain cleavage enzyme (CYP11A1 and old name, SCC). Errors in cholesterol side chain cleavage by the mitochondrial resident CYP11A1 results in an inadequate amount of pregnenolone production. This study was performed to evaluate the cause of salt-losing crisis and possible adrenal failure in a pediatric patient whose mother had a history of two previous stillbirths and loss of another baby within a week of birth...
2016: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853745/right-adrenal-gland-prospective-evaluation-through-transgastric-endoscopic-ultrasound-an-alternative-approach
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Pedro C Figueiredo, Pedro Pinto-Marques, Ines Almeida, Pedro C Gomes, David Serra
Background and aims: Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) guided right adrenal gland (RAG) evaluation is frequently unsuccessful and, when feasible, requires a cumbersome maneuver through the duodenum. In our experience, the use of a recent ultrasound platform has enabled transgastric detection of the RAG with a simple maneuver. The aim of this study was to determine the RAG transgastric EUS detection rate and identify predictive factors for failure. Methods: Consecutive patients referred to EUS in a single center were prospectively included over a 6-month period...
November 2016: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833904/surgical-treatment-after-failed-primary-correction-of-urogenital-sinus-in-female-patients-with-virilizing-congenital-adrenal-hyperplasia-are-good-results-possible
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Maria Helena Palma Sircili, Tania Sartori Sanchez Bachega, Guiomar Madureira, Larissa Gomes, Berenice Bilharinho Mendonca, Francisco Tibor Dénes
PURPOSE: Genital reconstruction in female patients with virilizing congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) is very challenging. Our aim was to evaluate the techniques employed to treat complications after failure of primary urogenital sinus (UGS) surgery, as well as the result of these reoperations. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Twenty girls with virilizing CAH who were previously submitted to genitoplasty in our service and elsewhere had recurrent UGS stenosis and vaginal introitus stenosis that required surgical treatment...
2016: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833765/plasma-exchange-in-the-management-of-catastrophic-antiphospholipid-syndrome
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Dimitri Titeca-Beauport, Valery Salle, Loay Kontar, Julien Maizel, Gabriel Choukroun
: Objective. Report of a case of catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome (CAPS) with multiple organ involvement leading to a life-threatening condition despite early combination corticosteroid and heparin therapy. Initiation of plasma exchange led to rapid improvement of the patient's general condition. Design. CASE REPORT: Setting. University teaching hospital medical intensive care unit. Patient. Single case: 52-year-old man hospitalized for catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome (CAPS) with cardiac, renal, and cutaneous involvement...
2016: Case Reports in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830890/adrenal-medulla-of-as-agu-rats-a-histological-and-immunohistochemical-study
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Musaad A Al-Fayez, Muhammad Atteya, Raeesa A Mohamed, Aly M Ahmed, Ali Hussein Alroalle, Mahmoud Salah Khalil, Mohammed Al-Ahmed, Anthony Payne
BACKGROUND: The outcome of the autogrfat therapy for Parkinson's disease including autologous cells from adrenal medulla was disappointing. This could be attributed to the pathological process in Parkinson's disease affecting cells of the adrenal medulla. This study was performed to investigate the histopathological changes in the adrenal medulla of AS/AGU rat, a model of Parkinson's disease, in comparison with Albino Swiss (AS) rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 24 male AS rats were divided into four groups, each of 6 animals: AS W1, AS rats aged one week; AS adult, AS adult rats; AS/AGU W1, AS/AGU rats aged one week; and AS/AGU adult, AS/AGU adult rats...
November 10, 2016: Folia Morphologica (Warsz)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807919/extended-exome-sequencing-identifies-bach2-as-a-novel-major-risk-locus-for-addison-s-disease
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D Eriksson, M Bianchi, N Landegren, J Nordin, F Dalin, A Mathioudaki, G N Eriksson, L Hultin-Rosenberg, J Dahlqvist, H Zetterqvist, Å Karlsson, Å Hallgren, F H G Farias, E Murén, K M Ahlgren, A Lobell, G Andersson, K Tandre, S R Dahlqvist, P Söderkvist, L Rönnblom, A-L Hulting, J Wahlberg, O Ekwall, P Dahlqvist, J R S Meadows, S Bensing, K Lindblad-Toh, O Kämpe, G R Pielberg
BACKGROUND: Autoimmune disease is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. In Addison's disease, the adrenal glands are targeted by destructive autoimmunity. Despite being the most common cause of primary adrenal failure, little is known about its aetiology. METHODS: To understand the genetic background of Addison's disease, we utilized the extensively characterized patients of the Swedish Addison Registry. We developed an extended exome capture array comprising a selected set of 1853 genes and their potential regulatory elements, for the purpose of sequencing 479 patients with Addison's disease and 1394 controls...
November 2, 2016: Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27778105/can-early-clinical-parameters-predict-post-traumatic-pituitary-dysfunction-in-severe-traumatic-brain-injury
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O Nemes, N Kovacs, Sz Szujo, B Bodis, L Bajnok, A Buki, T Doczi, E Czeiter, E Mezosi
BACKGROUND: Post-traumatic hypopituitarism is a major complication after severe head trauma. The aim of our study was to evaluate the possible role of early clinical parameters in the development of endocrine deficits. METHODS: Data on endocrine function, on-admission clinical-, laboratory-, and ICU-monitored parameters were available in 63 patients of the surviving 86 severe head injury patients (post-resuscitation GCS under 8) treated at one neurosurgical center during a 10-year period...
October 25, 2016: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27777699/tetralogy-of-fallot-and-pheochromocytoma-in-a-situs-inversus-totalis-an-unusual-association
#17
Rubén Kevin Arnold Tapia-Orihuela, Jorge Huaringa-Marcelo, David Loja-Oropeza
Introduction: Situs inversus totalis is an uncommon anomaly which exist a complete transposition of organs and it's occasionally associated with congenital heart diseases, such as tetralogy of fallot. Pheochromocytoma is a rare neuroendocrine tumor with an annual incidence of 2-8 cases per million people and for years has been studied its relationship with the hypoxic pathway. Case Report: A 29 year old male with a history of tetralogy of fallot corrected at 10 years and situs inversus totalis. He was admitted to hospital with a progressive story of four months of constipation, palpitations, headache, dyspnea and sweating...
2016: Journal of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27754248/os-35-08-does-adrenocorticotropic-hormone-acth-administration-improve-the-diagnostic-performance-of-adrenal-vein-sampling-for-primary-aldosteronism
#18
Martin Wolley, Ashraf Ahmed, Richard Gordon, Michael Stowasser
OBJECTIVE: Adrenal vein sampling (AVS) is vital for determining treatment options for primary aldosteronism (PA), but is a difficult procedure. Adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) infusion or bolus has been reported to improve AVS success rates by increasing cortisol secretion, but effects on aldosterone and thus lateralisation are controversial. We therefore aimed to determine the effects of ACTH on AVS in regard to success rates and lateralization. DESIGN AND METHOD: AVS was performed in the morning after overnight recumbency in patients with PA confirmed by fludrocortisone suppression testing...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27754055/os-15-03-a-novel-mechanism-for-aldosterone-production-through-beta-3-adrenergic-receptor-%C3%AE-3-ar-in-heart-failure
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Kaoru Yamashita, Atsuhiro Ichihara, Kentaro Ito, Naohiro Yoshida, Fumiko Mitani, Jin Endo, Motoaki Sano, Keiichi Fukuda, Satoshi Morimoto
OBJECTIVE: Numerous clinical trials demonstrated that renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) was involved in the pathogenesis of hypertension-induced heart failure. While RAS is a major machinery required for aldosterone production, multiple minor systems, including catecholamine, could give rise to the aberrant aldosterone production beyond the RAS activation. We investigated the mechanism underlying the RAS-independent aldosterone production in heart failure. DESIGN AND METHOD: Dahl-salt sensitive rats fed high salt diet developed malignant hypertension, resulting in heart failure with inappropriately increased plasma aldosterone level...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27753873/ish-aha-2-a-case-of-chronic-indolent-pheochromocytoma-which-caused-medically-controlled-hypertension-but-treatment-resistant-diabetes-mellitus
#20
Hae-Young Lee, Chan-Soon Park, Sang-Hoon Na, Kyung-Jin Kim, Chan Joo Lee, Sungha Park
A 47-year-old woman was admitted via emergency department due to dyspnea NYHA Fc II-III aggravated for 2 months after upper respiratory infection. Her height and body weight were 161 cm / 67 kg. Initial vital signs were 110/70 mmHg - 112 BPM - 24/min - 36.5°C. Chest PA showed cardiomegaly and pulmonary congestion (Figure 1). B-natriuretic peptide level was markedly increased (2002 pg/mL, normal range ≤ 100 pg/mL). The echocardiographic examination showed severely dilated LV cavity (61/72 mm) and severe LV systolic dysfunction (EF 28%) with normal left ventricular wall thickness (9/11 mm) (Figure 2)...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
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