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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332877/pentraxin-3-as-a-new-cardiovascular-marker-in-adrenal-adenomas
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Muhammed Kizilgul, Selvihan Beysel, Ozgur Ozcelik, Seyfullah Kan, Mahmut Apaydin, Mustafa Caliskan, Bekir Ucan, Erkam Sencar, Seyda Ozdemir, Erman Cakal
BACKGROUND: Pentraxin 3 (PTX3) is an acute-phase glycoprotein, which is increased in patients with cardiovascular disease (CVD) and considered as a predictor of CVD in the general population. Both functional and nonfunctional adrenal tumors are associated with a higher risk of cardiovascular events and mortality. We aimed to investigate plasma PTX3 levels in patients with functioning and nonfunctioning adrenal tumors and to determine its relationship with cardiovascular risk factors. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Twenty-one patients with functional adrenal tumors (11 pheochromocytomas, 9 Cushing's Syndrome and 1 primary hyperaldosteronism), 28 patients with non-functional adrenal incidentilomas, and 40 healthy controls were enrolled in the study...
March 23, 2017: Endocrine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332723/evidence-for-persistent-organochlorine-pollutants-in-the-human-adrenal-cortex
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Enza Fommei, Roberta Turci, Andrea Ripoli, Silvana Balzan, Fabrizio Bianchi, Luca Morelli, Alessio Coi
Environmental pollutants may act as endocrine disruptors in animals. Organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) enter the food chain and may accumulate in the fatty animal tissues, including adrenals. To our knowledge, no previous study has investigated their presence in the human normal adrenal (NA) cortex and aldosterone-producing adenomas (APA). Surgical fragments of APA from 11 patients and NA from 8 kidney donors were analyzed for 16 PCBs congeners and 10 OCPs. A Matrix Solid-Phase Dispersion (MSPD) method for simultaneous determination of the target compounds in cortex homogenates was developed...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331462/a-case-of-malignant-pheochromocytoma-presenting-7-years-after-the-initial-surgery
#3
Larsa Al-Omaishi, Jonathan Babin, Ralph L Corsetti
BACKGROUND: Pheochromocytoma (PHEO) is a rare tumor of the adrenal medulla and sympathetic ganglion that produces the catecholamines norepinephrine and epinephrine. Traditionally, approximately 10% of PHEOs were thought to be malignant, but recent developments in PHEO research have noted that specific genetic mutations are associated with higher risk of metastatic spread. CASE REPORT: We report the case of a 71-year-old female who presented with abdominal pain in September 2009 when she was 64 years old...
2017: Ochsner Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329921/neuroendocrine-tumors-in-the-stomach-duodenum-and-pancreas-accompanied-by-novel-men1-gene-mutation
#4
Min A Yang, Woong Ki Lee, Hong Shik Shin, Sung Hyun Park, Byung Sun Kim, Ji Woong Kim, Jin Woong Cho, So Hee Yun
Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN1) syndrome is a relatively rare disease, characterized by the occurrence of multiple endocrine tumors in the parathyroid and pituitary glands as well as the pancreas. Here, we report a case of MEN1 with neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) in the stomach, duodenum, and pancreas. A 53-year-old man visited our hospital to manage gastric NET. Five years prior to his visit, he had undergone surgery for incidental meningioma. His brother had pancreatic nodules and a history of surgery for adrenal adenoma...
March 25, 2017: Korean Journal of Gastroenterology, Taehan Sohwagi Hakhoe Chi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319498/fdopa-patterns-in-adrenal-glands-a-pictorial-essay
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Aurélie Moreau, Anne Laure Giraudet, David Kryza, Françoise Borson-Chazot, Claire Bournaud-Salinas, Thomas Mognetti, Jean-Christophe Lifante, Patrick Combemale, Francesco Giammarile, Claire Houzard
F-FDOPA is a well-established tool to explore pheochromocytomas. It tends to replace I-MIBG scan in metastatic pheochromocytomas, multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2-related tumors, succinate dehydrogenase [ubiquinone] iron-sulfur subunit-negative tumors, and succinate dehydrogenase[ZERO WIDTH SPACE]-positive lesions. To our knowledge, no study has characterized physiological and pathological adrenal glands with F-FDOPA from a quantitative point of view. We report the features of different normal and pathological adrenal glands with F-FDOPA...
March 17, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298728/modified-approach-to-the-characterization-of-adrenal-nodules-using-a-standard-abdominal-magnetic-resonance-imaging-protocol
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António P Matos, Richard C Semelka, Vasco Herédia, Mamdoh AlObaidiy, Filipe Veloso Gomes, Miguel Ramalho
OBJECTIVE: To describe a modified approach to the evaluation of adrenal nodules using a standard abdominal magnetic resonance imaging protocol. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Our sample comprised 149 subjects (collectively presenting with 132 adenomas and 40 nonadenomas). The adrenal signal intensity index was calculated. Lesions were grouped by pattern of enhancement (PE), according to the phase during which the wash-in peaked: arterial phase (type 1 PE); portal venous phase (type 2 PE); and interstitial phase (type 3 PE)...
January 2017: Radiologia Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289937/diagnostic-accuracy-of-virtual-non-contrast-enhanced-dual-energy-ct-for-diagnosis-of-adrenal-adenoma-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Michael J Connolly, Matthew D F McInnes, Mohamed El-Khodary, Trevor A McGrath, Nicola Schieda
OBJECTIVE: To compare the diagnostic accuracy of dual-energy (DE) virtual non-contrast computed tomography (vNCT) to non-contrast CT (NCT) for the diagnosis of adrenal adenomas. METHODS: Search of multiple databases and grey literature was performed. Two reviewers independently applied inclusion criteria and extracted data. Risk of bias was assessed using QUADAS-2. Summary estimates of diagnostic accuracy were generated and sources of heterogeneity were assessed...
March 13, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286277/extent-of-resection-visual-and-endocrinological-outcomes-for-endoscopic-endonasal-surgery-for-recurrent-pituitary-adenomas
#8
Hyunwoo Do, Varun R Kshettry, Alan Siu, Irina Belinsky, Christopher J Farrell, Gurston Nyquist, Marc Rosen, James J Evans
OBJECTIVE: To assess outcomes after endoscopic endonasal surgery for recurrent or residual pituitary adenomas. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 61 patients from 2009 - 2016 that underwent endoscopic endonasal surgery for recurrent or residual pituitary adenomas after prior microscopic or endoscopic transphenoidal operation. RESULTS: Prior surgical approach was endoscopic endonasal in 55.7% and microscopic in 44.2%. The mean preoperative maximal tumor diameter was 2...
March 9, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277127/a-successful-case-of-pregnancy-in-a-woman-with-acth-independent-cushing-s-syndrome-treated-with-ketoconazole-and-metyrapone
#9
Wojciech Zieleniewski, Renata Michalak
Cushing's syndrome (CS) is a rare disease caused by a chronic excess of cortisol. Hypercortisolaemia may affect reproductive system leading to infertility in women. However, some of the patients remain fertile, although pregnancy is uncommon. In our report, we describe the case of a 31-years old woman suffering from hypertension, oligomenorrhea, easy bruising, muscle weakness and elevated levels of cortisol. During hospitalization, high level of serum cortisol with stiff diurnal rhythm and undetectable plasma ACTH concentration were found...
February 26, 2017: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276424/-11-c-metomidate-pet-ct-scanning-can-identify-aldosterone-producing-adenomas-after-unsuccessful-lateralisation-with-ct-mri-and-adrenal-venous-sampling
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J Ouyang, R Hardy, M Brown, T Helliwell, M Gurnell, D J Cuthbertson
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March 9, 2017: Journal of Human Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266298/laparoscopic-partial-adrenalectomy
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Adrian Miron, Cosmin Giulea, Mihai Nădrăgea, Octavian Enciu
Laparoscopic adrenalectomy became the gold standard for adrenal disease, from incidentaloma to cancer. Partial adrenalectomy is difficult to accept due to its technical difficulties as well as hemorrhagic risk and a consensus has not been reached. On the other hand, in selected cases of benign adrenal tumors, adrenalectomy may be futile, partial resections being perfectly justified and with lower hemorrhagic risks. For functioning tumors smaller than 3 cm with an anterior or lateral location, partial adrenalectomy may be indicated...
January 2017: Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255981/bilateral-primary-pigmented-nodular-adrenal-disease-as-a-component-of-carney-syndrome-case-report
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Dorota Sikorska, Lucyna Bednarek-Papierska, Ewa Mojs, Ewa Makowska, Marek Ruchała, Włodzimierz Samborski
We report a case of a 20-year-old patient with Cushing's syndrome as a component of Carney syndrome. Carney syndrome is an autosomal dominant disease with co-existing bilateral pigmented nodular adrenal disease, heart and skin myxoma, skin pigmentation, breast fibroadenoma, testicular and ovarian tumours, thyroid tumours, and pituitary adenomas. (Endokrynol Pol 2017; 68 (1): 70-72).
2017: Endokrynologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250426/differential-expression-of-the-protein-kinase-a-subunits-in-normal-adrenal-glands-and-adrenocortical-adenomas
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Isabel Weigand, Cristina L Ronchi, Marthe Rizk-Rabin, Guido Di Dalmazi, Vanessa Wild, Kerstin Bathon, Beatrice Rubin, Davide Calebiro, Felix Beuschlein, Jérôme Bertherat, Martin Fassnacht, Silviu Sbiera
Somatic mutations in protein kinase A catalytic α subunit (PRKACA) were found to be causative for 30-40% of cortisol-producing adenomas (CPA) of the adrenal gland, rendering PKA signalling constitutively active. In its resting state, PKA is a stable and inactive heterotetramer, consisting of two catalytic and two regulatory subunits with the latter inhibiting PKA activity. The human genome encodes three different PKA catalytic subunits and four different regulatory subunits that are preferentially expressed in different organs...
December 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248752/radiofrequency-ablation-treatment-for-aldosterone-producing-adenomas
#14
Barry A Sacks, Ari C Sacks, Salomao Faintuch
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To review the current status of radiofrequency ablation as a primary treatment for hyperfunctioning adrenal nodules, predominantly aldosterone-producing adenomas (APAs). RECENT FINDINGS: Radiofrequency ablation is an established treatment for focal benign and malignant lesions, including metastatic disease to the adrenal gland. Hyperaldosteronism is the leading cause of secondary hypertension with up to 80% due to APA, statistically the most common functioning adrenal nodule...
February 28, 2017: Current Opinion in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247312/interference-in-acth-immunoassay-negatively-impacts-the-management-of-subclinical-hypercortisolism
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Serkan Yener, Leyla Demir, Mustafa Demirpence, Mustafa Mahmut Baris, Ilgin Yildirim Simsir, Secil Ozisik, Abdurrahman Comlekci, Tevfik Demir
PURPOSE: Low plasma corticotropin is considered a useful parameter for the diagnosis of subclinical hypercortisolism in patients with an adrenal incidentaloma. However, immunoassays are vulnerable to interference from endogenous antibodies. In this study, subjects who underwent Hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal axis evaluation for the assessment of subclinical hypercortisolism were evaluated. The objective of the study was to ascertain whether antibody interference in corticotropin immunoassay affected the diagnostic work-up and clinical decisions...
February 28, 2017: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226362/ambulatory-arterial-stiffness-indexes-in-cushing-s-syndrome
#16
Marialberta Battocchio, Andrea Rebellato, Andrea Grillo, Francesca Dassie, Pietro Maffei, Stella Bernardi, Bruno Fabris, Renzo Carretta, Francesco Fallo
Long-standing exposure to endogenous cortisol excess is associated with high cardiovascular risk. The aim of our study was to investigate arterial stiffness, which has been recognized as an independent predictor of adverse cardiovascular outcome, in a group of patients with Cushing's syndrome. Twenty-four patients with Cushing's syndrome (3 males, mean age 49±13 years; 20 pituitary-dependent Cushing's disease and 4 adrenal adenoma) underwent 24-h ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) and evaluation of cardiovascular risk factors...
March 2017: Hormone and Metabolic Research, Hormon- und Stoffwechselforschung, Hormones et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225653/update-on-ct-and-mri-of-adrenal-nodules
#17
Nicola Schieda, Evan S Siegelman
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this article is to review the current role of CT and MRI for the characterization of adrenal nodules. CONCLUSION: Unenhanced CT and chemical-shift MRI have high specificity for lipid-rich adenomas. Dual-energy CT provides comparable to slightly lower sensitivity for the diagnosis of lipid-rich adenomas but may improve characterization of lipid-poor adenomas. Nonadenomas containing intracellular lipid pose an imaging challenge; however, nonadenomas that contain lipid may be potentially diagnosed using other imaging features...
February 22, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218887/pathology-of-serially-sacrificed-female-b6c3f1-mice-chronically-exposed-to-very-low-dose-rate-gamma-rays
#18
I B Tanaka, J Komura, S Tanaka
We have previously reported on life span shortening as well as increased incidence rates in several neoplasms in B6C3F1 mice that were continuously exposed to 21 mGy/day of gamma rays for 400 days. To clarify whether the life shortening was due to early appearance of neoplasms (shortened latency) or increased promotion/progression, 8-week-old female specific-pathogen-free B6C3F1 mice were gamma-ray irradiated at a low dose rate of 20 mGy/day for 400 days. At 100 days postirradiation, 60-90 mice were sacrificed, and thereafter every 100 days alongside the age-matched nonirradiated controls, for 700 days...
February 20, 2017: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217529/study-of-awareness-of-adrenal-disorders-among-interns-and-postgraduate-students-of-hamidia-hospital-bhopal
#19
Sachin Chittawar, T N Dubey, Jitendra Sharma, Sagar Khandare
INTRODUCTION: Adrenal disorders could be a life-threatening emergency, hence requires immediate therapeutic management. For this awareness regarding its diagnosis, management, and treatment is prime important. AIMS AND OBJECTIVE: To study the awareness of adrenal disorders among interns and postgraduates students of Hamidia Hospital, Bhopal. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional questionnaire-based study was performed. Fifty-six participants, i...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199934/mixed-corticomedullary-adrenal-carcinoma-case-report-comparison-in-features-treatment-and-prognosis-with-the-other-two-reported-cases
#20
Mhd Belal Alsabek, Riad Alhmaidi, Bader Ghazzawi, Ghiath Hamed, Alhadi Alseoudi
INTRODUCTION: Adrenal corticomedullary adenoma was reviewed in many cases in PubMed Library, While the coincidence corticomedullary adrenal carcinoma in the same gland was just described in two cases in the medical literature. Our case is the third to be reported and was treated with surgery and adjuvant chemotherapy and followed for two years. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 50-year-old man suffered from a mass effect in the left abdominal side. While the laboratory showed a mild elevation in the levels of both serum cortisol and 24h urine cortisol, radiological images were highly suggested an adrenal malignant tumor without metastasis...
2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
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