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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29442478/a-clinical-audit-diagnostic-and-epidemiological-evaluation-of-the-adrenal-incidentaloma-ai
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Vincenzo Nuzzo, Tiziana Attardo, Giuseppe Augello, Davide Brancato, Salvatore Camerlingo, Clelia Canale, Federica Coretti, Alessandro Franco, Francesco Giacometti, Maurizio Gambacorta, Massimo Loreno, Ada Maffettone, Vincenzo Provenzano, Alfonso Zuccoli
Audit is a clinical instrument of government characterized by a whole process of evaluation inter pares to improve medical behaviors in the clinical practice. Different endocrinopathies are underestimated in the clinical and diagnostics practice but they can be a real problem in patients admitted in the departments of Internal Medicine. The Adrenal Incidentaloma (AI) is an accidental discovery with an incidence equal to 4% in radiologic studies but it's rarely considereted in the internal disorders. In the departments of Internal Medicine are hospitalized each year approximately 1...
February 13, 2018: Minerva Endocrinologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440941/sleep-disturbances-in-women-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-prevalence-pathophysiology-impact-and-management-strategies
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Renae C Fernandez, Vivienne M Moore, Emer M Van Ryswyk, Tamara J Varcoe, Raymond J Rodgers, Wendy A March, Lisa J Moran, Jodie C Avery, R Doug McEvoy, Michael J Davies
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a complex endocrine disorder affecting the reproductive, metabolic and psychological health of women. Clinic-based studies indicate that sleep disturbances and disorders including obstructive sleep apnea and excessive daytime sleepiness occur more frequently among women with PCOS compared to comparison groups without the syndrome. Evidence from the few available population-based studies is supportive. Women with PCOS tend to be overweight/obese, but this only partly accounts for their sleep problems as associations are generally upheld after adjustment for body mass index; sleep problems also occur in women with PCOS of normal weight...
2018: Nature and Science of Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440927/adrenal-myelolipoma-with-hyperandrogenemia-and-schizophrenia
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Ningning Liu, Wenhua Zhang, Jiangshan Tan, Jiaxin Zhou, Xiaopeng Yu, Ningxin Ren, Zhiqing Fang, Wei Jiao, Yidong Fan, Cheng Liu
Adrenal myelolipoma with hyperandrogenemia is extremely rare. We report a case of a 26-year-old Chinese female with schizophrenia, who presented with a hormonally active tumor causing hyperandrogenemia. The mass was found by computerized tomography when she had her gynecologic examination for secondary amenorrhea, and it was confirmed to be an adrenal myelolipoma after a histopathological study. She was referred for a left adrenal laparoscopic excision, and the size of adrenal myelolipoma was found to be more than 10 cm...
2018: Cancer Management and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29439271/normative-basal-values-of-hormones-and-proteins-of-gonadal-and-adrenal-functions-from-birth-to-adulthood
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Flaminia Fanelli, Federico Baronio, Rita Ortolano, Marco Mezzullo, Alessandra Cassio, Uberto Pagotto, Antonio Balsamo
In clinical practice, it is fundamental to compare the results of hormonal examinations obtained in the laboratory with reliable reference values. This is particularly difficult when faced with rare conditions, such as disorders of sex development, where not routinely assayed peptide hormones as well as intermediate steroid metabolites are often needed and local reliable reference values are not available. There are considerable differences among techniques and assays used in clinical and research laboratories...
February 14, 2018: Sexual Development: Genetics, Molecular Biology, Evolution, Endocrinology, Embryology, and Pathology of Sex Determination and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29429410/the-human-fetal-adrenal-produces-cortisol-but-no-detectable-aldosterone-throughout-the-second-trimester
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Zoe C Johnston, Michelle Bellingham, Panagiotis Filis, Ugo Soffientini, Denise Hough, Siladitya Bhattacharya, Marc Simard, Geoffrey L Hammond, Peter King, Peter J O'Shaughnessy, Paul A Fowler
BACKGROUND: Human fetal adrenal glands are highly active and, with the placenta, regulate circulating progesterone, estrogen and corticosteroids in the fetus. At birth the adrenals are essential for neonate salt retention through secretion of aldosterone, while adequate glucocorticoids are required to prevent adrenal insufficiency. The objective of this study was to carry out the first comprehensive analysis of adrenal steroid levels and steroidogenic enzyme expression in normal second trimester human fetuses...
February 12, 2018: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29426273/testosterone-and-cortisol-secreting-oncocytic-adrenocortical-adenoma-in-the-pediatric-age-group
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Maryam K Al Badi, Ibrahim Al-Alwan, Mohammed Al-Dubayee, Ayed Al-Anzi, Maram S Al Turki, Noura Aloudah, Khaled O Alsaad
Oncocytic tumors are epithelial neoplasms that occur in various organs, including adrenal glands. Oncocytic adrenocortical adenomas and carcinomas are uncommon but well-known pathological entities in adults. However, generally oncocytic tumors, particularly in the adrenal glands, are very rare in the pediatric age-group. Most oncocytic adrenal tumors are not functional. We present a rare case of right-sided, functional oncocytic adrenocortical adenoma in a 5-year-old boy, who presented with clinical manifestations of precocious puberty and Cushing syndrome...
January 1, 2018: Pediatric and Developmental Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29422092/a-rare-presentation-of-pheochromocytoma-in-pregnancy-a-case-report
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Seyedeh Noushin Ghalandarpoor-Attar, Seyedeh Mojgan Ghalandarpoor-Attar, Sedigheh Borna, Fahimeh Ghotbizadeh
BACKGROUND: Early diagnosis of pheochromocytoma and its proper management can lessen its mortality and morbidity. This case report describes a 24-year-old pregnant woman with an unusual presentation of pheochromocytoma. CASE PRESENTATION: An Iranian 24-year-old primigravid woman from Kordistan province was referred to our center with left flank pain at 37 weeks of gestation. She had a history of gestational diabetes mellitus since the 12th week of gestation which was managed by insulin administration...
February 9, 2018: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29414197/adrenal-biopsy-under-wide-bore-mr-imaging-guidance
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Guillaume Koch, Julien Garnon, Georgia Tsoumakidou, Faramarz Edalat, Jean Caudrelier, Roberto Luigi Cazzato, Afshin Gangi
Twenty-four magnetic resonance (MR) imaging-guided percutaneous adrenal biopsies performed between April 2009 and October 2016 were reviewed retrospectively. Epidemiologic, procedural, and histopathologic data were retrospectively collected. Mean size of tumors was 4.3 cm (range, 1.5-16.0 cm). Mean procedure time was 49 min (range, 24-95 min). Mean needle angulation was 27.7° (range, 0°-60°). Mean depth was 9.6 cm (range, 5.8-13.7 cm). The sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value, negative predictive value, and accuracy of MR imaging-guided biopsy were 95...
February 2018: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29398970/alveolar-soft-part-sarcoma-presenting-as-hypervascular-adrenal-metastasis
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Manjunath Goroshi, Anurag R Lila, Tushar Bandgar, Nalini S Shah
Hypervascular adrenal masses include pheochromocytoma, metastases caused by clear renal cell carcinoma/hepatocellular carcinoma. Alveolar soft part sarcoma (ASPS) causing hypervascular metastases is not described in the literature. Here, we describe the first case of ASPS presenting as hypervascular metastasis. Our case was a 23-year-old male incidentally detected right adrenal mass during the evaluation of pain in the abdomen. On computed tomography (CT), adrenal mass showed bright enhancement in early arterial phase (unenhanced Hounsfield unit [HU]-45...
January 2018: World Journal of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29397600/-a-comparison-of-clinical-characteristics-between-2-pedigrees-of-multiple-endocrine-neoplasia-type-2a-with-different-ret-mutations
#10
Y Weng, S N Xue, S L Zhang, H Cheng, L Yan
Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2A (MEN2A) is a hereditary syndrome. Here, two different RET proto-oncogen mutation were identified from family members of two MEN2A pedigrees by genetic screening. One RET mutations were found at codons 1893 and 1895 in exon 11 (1893-1895delCGA) from pedigree 1, which is a novel mutation, the other occurs at codon 634 (Cys634Arg) in exon 11 from pedigree 2. However, the clinical characteristics were similar in the patients of the two pedigrees. All the patients were in middle-age at onset...
February 1, 2018: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29390385/esophageal-neuroendocrine-tumor-with-initial-presentation-as-painless-forehead-and-neck-masses-a-case-report
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Yen-Po Chin, Wei-Fu Lai, Meng-Ting Chiang, Shih-Chieh Chang
RATIONALE: Esophageal neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) are a rare type of esophageal tumor which are usually positive for chromogranin A, synaptophysin, and CD56 in tumor immunohistochemical staining. The most common symptoms of esophageal NETs are gastrointestinal symptoms such as dysphagia and/or abdominal discomfort. While esophageal NETs have the potential for distant metastasis, there have only been a few reports of brain metastasis originating from esophageal NET. PATIENT CONCERNS: We report the case of a 60-year-old Taiwanese female who initially presented with a 1 month history of painless forehead and bilateral neck masses...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29389743/mice-overexpressing-chromogranin-a-display-hypergranulogenic-adrenal-glands-with-attenuated-atp-levels-contributing-to-the-hypertensive-phenotype
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Saiful A Mir, Ying Li, Jacob D Story, Soma Bal, Linda Awdishu, Anneke A Street, Ravindra L Mehta, Prabhleen Singh, Sucheta M Vaingankar
OBJECTIVE: Elevated circulating chromogranin A (CHGA) is observed in human hypertension. CHGA is critical for granulogenesis and exocytosis of catecholamine stores from secretory large dense core vesicles (LDCV). This study aims to understand the morphological, molecular and phenotypic changes because of excess CHGA and the mechanistic link eventuating in hyper-adrenergic hypertension. METHODS: Blood pressure and heart rate was monitored in mouse models expressing normal and elevated level of CHGA by telemetry...
January 31, 2018: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29385420/high-resolution-tissue-mass-spectrometry-imaging-reveals-a-refined-functional-anatomy-of-the-human-adult-adrenal-gland
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Na Sun, Yin Wu, Kazutaka Nanba, Silviu Sbiera, Stefan Kircher, Thomas Kunzke, Michaela Aichler, Sabina Berezowska, Joachim Reibetanz, William E Rainey, Martin Fassnacht, Axel Walch, Matthias Kroiss
In the adrenal gland, neuroendocrine cells that synthesize catecholamines and epithelial cells that produce steroid hormones are united beneath a common organ capsule to function as a single stress-responsive organ. The functional anatomy of the steroid hormone producing adrenal cortex and the catecholamine producing medulla is ill defined at the level of small molecules. Here, we report the first comprehensive high-resolution mass spectrometry imaging (MSI) map of the normal human adrenal gland. A large variety of biomolecules was accessible by matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization-Fourier transform-ion cyclotron resonance (MALDI-FT-ICR) MSI, including nucleoside phosphates indicative of oxidative phosphorylation, sterol and steroid metabolites, intermediates of glycolysis and the tricarboxylic acid (TCA) cycle, lipids and fatty acids...
January 29, 2018: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29384929/case-report-of-a-bilateral-adrenal-myelolipoma-associated-with-cushing-disease
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Se Yoon Park, Mi Kyung Kwak, Hye Jeong Kim, Hyeong Kyu Park, Kyo-Il Suh, Myung Hi Yoo, So Young Jin, Sumi Yun, Dong Won Byun
RATIONALE: Adrenal myelolipomas are rare benign tumors, composed of a variable mixture of mature adipose tissue and hematopoietic tissue. These tumors are frequently detected incidentally and are usually asymptomatic, and hormonally inactive. PATIENT CONCERNS: During a routine health checkup, a 52-year-old man was found to have a tumor on the bilateral adrenal glands. Abdominal computed tomography revealed a well-defined, heterogeneously enhanced bilateral adrenal mass, suggesting a myelolipoma...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29381378/incidentally-detected-bilateral-adrenal-nodules-in-patients-without-cancer-is-further-workup-necessary
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Michael T Corwin, James S Chalfant, Thomas W Loehfelm, Ghaneh Fananapazir, Ramit Lamba, William W Mayo-Smith
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine the rate of malignancy in incidentally detected bilateral adrenal masses in patients with no known history of cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective search of CT reports of patients with incidentally detected bilateral adrenal nodules was performed from January 1, 2002, to January 1, 2014. Patients were excluded if they had a known cancer or suspected functioning adrenal tumor; 161 patients were included...
January 30, 2018: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29380334/mass-spectrometry-profiling-of-pituitary-glands
#16
Divya Krishnamurthy, Hassan Rahmoune, Paul C Guest
Many chronic diseases are associated with hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis dysfunction. Therefore, proteomic profiling of the pituitary gland has potential to uncover new information on the underlying pathways affected in these conditions. This could lead to identification of new biomarkers or drug targets for development of novel therapeutics. Here we present a protocol for preparation of pituitary protein extracts and analysis of the major hormones and accessory proteins using liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29377868/characteristics-of-adrenal-masses-in-familial-adenomatous-polyposis
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Jonah S Shiroky, Jordan P Lerner-Ellis, Anand Govindarajan, David R Urbach, Karen M Devon
BACKGROUND: Adrenal masses are a known extraintestinal manifestation of familial adenomatous polyposis. However, the literature on this association is largely confined to case reports. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to determine the characteristics of adrenal masses in familial adenomatous polyposis and their clinical significance, as well as to estimate their prevalence. Mutational analysis was conducted to determine if any potential genotype-phenotype correlations exist...
January 24, 2018: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29375882/idiopathic-intracranial-hypertension-as-a-presenting-sign-of-adrenal-insufficiency
#18
Sandra Shenouda, Khaled Al-Farawi, Jenna Dolan, Susan L Flesher
Idiopathic intracranial hypertension is a diagnosis of exclusion defined by elevated intracranial pressure without mass lesions or hydrocephalus. Causes of idiopathic intracranial hypertension include obesity, vitamin derangements, antibiotics, corticosteroids, and autoimmune disorders. Cushing's disease and Addison's disease have been associated with idiopathic intracranial hypertension. Secondary adrenal insufficiency following withdrawal of inhaled corticosteroids has been found to be a relatively common phenomenon...
2018: SAGE Open Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29370664/-a-case-of-retroperitoneal-teratoma-difficult-to-distinguish-from-adrenal-tumor
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Ryoichi Maenosono, Kenkichi Saito, Naokazu Ibuki, Kiyoshi Takahara, Teruo Inamoto, Hayahito Nomi, Haruhito Azuma
Retroperitoneal tumor is a rare tumor, with an incidence of 0.2 to 0.8%. Among such tumors, the frequency of teratomas ranges from 6 to 18%, and adult cases are extremely rare. We report a mature teratoma that occurred in the retroperitoneum of 43-year-old woman. She experienced back pain and a left adrenal gland mass was detected on computed tomography. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging findings showed a cyst made of fat and calcification, but it was difficult to distinguish retroperitoneal teratoma from adrenal tumor in this case...
December 2017: Hinyokika Kiyo. Acta Urologica Japonica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29368966/predicting-recovery-of-the-hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal-axis-after-prolonged-glucocorticoid-use
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Sii Hoe Leong, Shubash Shander, Jeyakantha Ratnasingam
OBJECTIVE: Prolonged exposure to glucocorticoids lead to hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis suppression that recovers after cessation of treatment. We aimed to identify the predictive factors for HPA axis recovery after prolonged glucocorticoid use. METHODS: Retrospective review of patients who had undergone first short Synacthen test (SST) to assess HPA axis recovery after prolonged use of glucocorticoids. RESULTS: A total of 61% (20/33) of patients had adequate SST response at a median time of 2 years after diagnosis of adrenal insufficiency...
January 2018: Endocrine Practice
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