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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820453/drinking-water-uranium-and-potential-health-effects-in-the-german-federal-state-of-bavaria
#1
Andre Banning, Mira Benfer
Mainly due to its nephrotoxic and osteotoxic potential, uranium (U) increasingly finds itself in the spotlight of environmental and health-related research. Germany decided on a binding U guideline value in drinking water of 10 µg/L, valid since 2011. It is yet widely unknown if and how public health was affected by elevated U concentrations before that. In this ecological study we summarized available drinking water U data for the German federal state of Bavaria (703 analyses in total for 553 different municipalities) at county level (for 76 out of 96 Bavarian counties, representing about 83% of Bavaria's and about 13% of Germany's total population) in terms of mean and maximum U concentration...
August 18, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816028/epidemiology-of-head-and-neck-cancer-in-thailand
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REVIEW
Napadon Tangjaturonrasme, Patravoot Vatanasapt, Andrey Bychkov
Cancer is the most common cause of death in Thailand, with the mortality almost doubled during 1998-2011 (from 48.4 to 95.2 per 100 000). The estimated number of new cancer cases in 2011 was 112 392. Our review provides baseline data on the current epidemiological situation with head and neck (HN) cancer in Thailand based on reports of the National Cancer Registry and findings from local and international publications. Collectively, HN cancer approaches age-standardized rate (ASR) incidence of 15.7 and 10...
August 16, 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812921/a-case-of-concurrent-silent-sinus-syndrome-thyroid-eye-disease-idiopathic-orbital-inflammatory-syndrome-and-dacryoadenitis
#3
Wen-Shi Shieh, Alison B Huggins, Mindy R Rabinowitz, Marc R Rosen, Michael P Rabinowitz
This is a retrospective case description of a single female patient found to have concomitant bilateral silent sinus syndrome, bilateral thyroid eye disease, unilateral dacryoadenitis, and idiopathic orbital inflammation that presented as progressive unilateral right-sided proptosis. The spectrum of inflammatory orbital diseases can make discerning between different entities challenging, but more unique in this case was the simultaneous presentation with bilateral silent sinus syndrome, a rare entity in its own right...
August 16, 2017: Orbit
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804863/personalised-immunomodulating-treatments-for-graves-disease-fact-or-fiction
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Tristan Mirko Struja, Alexander Kutz, Stefan Fischli, Christian Meier, Beat Müller, Philipp Schütz
Although Graves' disease has been recognised for more than 100 years, its physiopathological mechanisms are incompletely understood. Treatment strategies today mainly focus on suppression of thyroid hormone production by use of antithyroid drugs or radio-iodine, but neglect the underlying immunological mechanisms. Although Graves' disease is often seen as a prototype for an autoimmune mechanism, it is more likely to be a heterogeneous syndrome showing characteristics of both autoimmunity and immunodeficiency...
August 14, 2017: Swiss Medical Weekly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801942/cancer-risk-in-different-generations-of-middle-eastern-immigrants-to-california-1988-2013
#5
Clara Ziadeh, Argyrios Ziogas, Hoda Anton-Culver
The objective of this study is to compare cancer risk among different generations of Middle Eastern (ME) immigrants and Non-Hispanic Whites (NHW) in California between 1988 and 2013. We used data from the California Cancer Registry to identify invasive primary incident cancer cases in three population groups: a) first generation ME immigrants, b) second or subsequent generations ME immigrants, and c) NHW. Proportional Incidence Ratio (PIR) was used to compare cancer risk of the 15 selected most common cancers in the 3 population groups taking into consideration time since immigration for first generation ME immigrants...
August 12, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801919/familial-associations-of-female-breast-cancer-with-other-cancers
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Guoqiao Zheng, Hongyao Yu, Akseli Hemminki, Asta Försti, Kristina Sundquist, Kari Hemminki
Familial risks of breast cancer (BC) are well established but whether BC clusters with other, i.e. discordant, cancers is less certain but of interest for the identification of common genetic and possible environmental factors contributing to a general cancer susceptibility. We apply a novel approach to search for familial associations of BC with other (discordant) cancers based on the Swedish Family-Cancer Database. Relative risks (RRs) were calculated for BC in families with increasing numbers of patients with discordant cancer X, and conversely, familial RRs for cancer X in families with increasing numbers of BC patients...
August 12, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801060/prognostic-markers-in-well-differentiated-papillary-and-follicular-thyroid-cancer-wdtc
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REVIEW
S L Gillanders, J P O'Neill
OBJECTIVES: WDTC (papillary and follicular thyroid cancer) make up around 90% of all thyroid tumours. Overall, the prognosis in patients with WDTC is excellent. However, there are small cohorts of patients who experience a more aggressive form of disease which is often associated with certain poor prognostic factors. Identifying these patients at an early stage is imperative for guiding treatment decisions. With recent developments in this area we plan to discuss the current evidence surrounding prognostic markers...
August 3, 2017: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799309/thyroid-emergencies-new-insight-into-old-problems
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Ghan Shyam Pangtey, Udismita Baruah, Manash P Baruah, Sahil Bhagat
Thyroid emergencies are major life-threatening endocrine conditions associated with life-threatening disorders resulting from either severe deficiency or excess of thyroid hormones. Deficiency of thyroid hormones may present as myxedema coma whereas excessive hormone production can present as life threatening thyrotoxic storm. The diagnosis of both requires a high index of clinical suspicion. Thyroid storm, in spite of accurate diagnosis, continues to have high fatality, whereas myxedema management has markedly improved with advancement in intensive care facility...
August 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796598/prevalence-correlates-and-time-trends-of-multiple-chronic-conditions-among-israeli-adults-estimates-from-the-israeli-national-health-interview-survey-2014-2015
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Samah Hayek, Anneke Ifrah, Teena Enav, Tamy Shohat
INTRODUCTION: Chronic diseases constitute a major public health challenge. The prevalence of multiple chronic conditions (MCC) has increased. The objective of our study was to describe the prevalence, correlates, and time trends of MCC in the Israeli population and among the nation's 2 main population groups (Jewish and Arab). METHODS: To describe the prevalence of correlates of MCC, we used data from the 2014-2015 Israeli National Health Interview Survey-III (INHIS-III)...
August 10, 2017: Preventing Chronic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782534/variation-in-adrenal-and-thyroid-hormones-with-life-history-stage-in-juvenile-northern-elephant-seals-mirounga-angustirostris
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J A Jelincic, M S Tift, D S Houser, D E Crocker
The classical approach to quantifying the impact of stressors on wildlife is through characterization of hormones associated with the generalized stress response. However, interpretation of hormone data can be difficult due to the range of natural variation within a species and potential confounds of individual and life-history variables. Blood adrenal and thyroid hormones were measured in 144 chemically immobilized yearling northern elephant seals (Mirounga angustirostris) to characterize variation between sexes and across semiannual haul-outs...
August 3, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781255/-pharmacological-approaches-for-correction-of-thyroid-dysfunctions-in-diabetes-mellitus
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REVIEW
A O Shpakov
Thyroid diseases are closely associated with the development of types 1 and 2 diabetes mellitus (DM), and as a consequence, the development of effective approaches for their treatment is one of the urgent problems of endocrinology. Traditionally, thyroid hormones (TH) are used to correct functions of the thyroid system. However, they are characterized by many side effects, such as their negative effect on the cardiovascular system as well as the ability of TH to enhance insulin resistance and to disturb insulin-producing function of pancreas, exacerbating thereby diabetic pathology...
May 2017: Biomedit︠s︡inskai︠a︡ Khimii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780314/a-high-definition-video-teaching-module-for-thyroidectomy-surgery
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Amr F Hamour, Adrian I Mendez, Jeffrey R Harris, Vincent L Biron, Hadi Seikaly, David W J Côté
OBJECTIVE: With the changing landscape of postgraduate surgical education to competency-based curricula, there emerges a need for alternative forms of training. Video teaching modules have been shown to be effective tools in surgical education, complementing traditional postgraduate curricula. There is a lack of validated modules described in the literature, specifically for teaching thyroidectomy. The primary objective of this study was to develop and validate a high definition video-based teaching module instructing thyroidectomy surgery to Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery trainees...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777140/the-molecular-landscape-of-noninvasive-follicular-thyroid-neoplasm-with-papillary-like-nuclear-features-niftp-a-literature-review
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Fulvio Basolo, Elisabetta Macerola, Clara Ugolini, David N Poller, Zubair Baloch
The encapsulated and noninvasive follicular variant of papillary thyroid carcinoma has been recently reclassified as noninvasive follicular thyroid neoplasm with papillary-like nuclear features (NIFTP). These tumors demonstrate indolent behavior. This change in nomenclature will have great clinical impact by avoiding overtreatment of patients with NIFTP lesions who in the past were diagnosed with thyroid carcinoma and typically received completion thyroidectomy followed by radioactive iodine ablation. The pathologic diagnosis of NIFTP requires surgical removal of the thyroid lesion or the lobe harboring it, and thorough sampling of the complete interface between the tumor capsule and the thyroid parenchyma, to exclude foci of invasion...
September 2017: Advances in Anatomic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772138/exposure-to-flame-retardant-chemicals-and-occurrence-and-severity-of-papillary-thyroid-cancer-a-case-control-study
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Kate Hoffman, Amelia Lorenzo, Craig M Butt, Stephanie C Hammel, Brittany Bohinc Henderson, Sanziana A Roman, Randall P Scheri, Heather M Stapleton, Julie Ann Sosa
BACKGROUND: Thyroid cancer is the fastest increasing cancer in the U.S., and papillary thyroid cancer (PTC) accounts for >80% of incident cases. Increasing exposure to flame retardant chemicals (FRs) has raised concerns about their possible role in this 'epidemic'. The current study was designed to test the hypothesis that higher exposure to FRs is associated with increased odds of PTC. METHODS: PTC patients at the Duke Cancer Institute were approached and invited to participate...
July 31, 2017: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770444/benefits-of-marriage-on-relative-and-conditional-relative-cancer-survival-differ-between-males-and-females-in-the-usa
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Ray M Merrill, Erin Johnson
PURPOSE: The purpose of the paper is to assess the influence of marital status on conditional relative survival of cancer according to sex. METHODS: Analyses involved 779,978 males and 1,032,868 females diagnosed with 1 of 13 cancer types between 2000 and 2008, and followed through 2013. Data are from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program. Regression models were adjusted for age, sex, race, and tumor stage. RESULTS: Five-year relative survival conditional on years already survived is higher among married patients with less lethal cancers (oral cavity and pharynx, colon and rectum, breast, urinary bladder, kidney and renal pelvis, melanoma of the skin, thyroid, lymphoma)...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Cancer Survivorship: Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769813/modulation-of-retrograde-trafficking-of-kca3-1-in-a-polarized-epithelium
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Bob Shih-Liang Lee, Daniel C Devor, Kirk L Hamilton
In epithelia, the intermediate conductance, Ca(2+)-activated K(+) channel (KCa3.1) is targeted to the basolateral membrane (BLM) where this channel plays numerous roles in absorption and secretion. A growing body of research suggests that the membrane resident population of KCa3.1 may be critical in clinical manifestation of diseases. In this study, we investigated the key molecular components that regulate the degradation of KCa3.1 using a Fisher rat thyroid cell line stably expressing KCa3.1. Using immunoblot, Ussing chamber, and pharmacological approaches, we demonstrated that KCa3...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767604/serum-25-hydroxyvitamin-d-might-be-an-independent-prognostic-factor-for-graves-disease-recurrence
#17
Hwa Young Ahn, Yun Jae Chung, Bo Youn Cho
Graves disease is the most common cause of thyrotoxicosis. Although medical intervention with antithyroid drugs (ATDs) is commonly the first choice of treatment in Korea, the remission rate associated with this approach is not satisfactory. During ATD therapy, low or undetectable serum levels of thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) receptor antibodies (TRAbs) have been reported to affect the incidence of Graves disease remission. This study evaluated the correlation between serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels and TRAb levels, as well as the effect of 25-hydroxyvitamin D on the recurrence of Graves disease...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766057/overview-of-the-2017-who-classification-of-pituitary-tumors
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REVIEW
Ozgur Mete, M Beatriz Lopes
This review focuses on discussing the main changes on the upcoming fourth edition of the WHO Classification of Tumors of the Pituitary Gland emphasizing histopathological and molecular genetics aspects of pituitary neuroendocrine (i.e., pituitary adenomas) and some of the non-neuroendocrine tumors involving the pituitary gland. Instead of a formal review, we introduced the highlights of the new WHO classification by answering select questions relevant to practising pathologists. The revised classification of pituitary adenomas, in addition to hormone immunohistochemistry, recognizes the role of other immunohistochemical markers including but not limited to pituitary transcription factors...
August 1, 2017: Endocrine Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762196/ultrasound-image-based-thyroid-nodule-automatic-segmentation-using-convolutional-neural-networks
#19
Jinlian Ma, Fa Wu, Tian'an Jiang, Qiyu Zhao, Dexing Kong
PURPOSE: Delineation of thyroid nodule boundaries from ultrasound images plays an important role in calculation of clinical indices and diagnosis of thyroid diseases. However, it is challenging for accurate and automatic segmentation of thyroid nodules because of their heterogeneous appearance and components similar to the background. In this study, we employ a deep convolutional neural network (CNN) to automatically segment thyroid nodules from ultrasound images. METHODS: Our CNN-based method formulates a thyroid nodule segmentation problem as a patch classification task, where the relationship among patches is ignored...
July 31, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761758/the-european-society-for-medical-oncology-magnitude-of-clinical-benefit-scale-field-tested-in-infrequent-tumour-entities-an-extended-analysis-of-its-feasibility-at-the-medical-university-of-vienna
#20
Barbara Kiesewetter, Markus Raderer, Gerald W Prager, Thorsten Fuereder, Christine Marosi, Matthias Preusser, Michael Krainer, Gottfried J Locker, Thomas Brodowicz, Christoph C Zielinski
BACKGROUND: The European Society for Medical Oncology Magnitude of Clinical Benefit Scale (ESMO-MCBS) is a new tool to quantify the clinical benefit that may be anticipated from a novel anticancer treatment. We present here an analysis on the feasibility of the ESMO-MCBS in less frequent tumour entities. METHODS: This study evaluates the practicability of the ESMO-MCBS for metastatic neuroendocrine tumours (NETs), soft tissue sarcomas, glioblastoma, thyroid cancer, pancreatic cancer, head/neck cancer, urothelial cancer and ovarian cancer at the Medical University Vienna...
2017: ESMO Open
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