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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613046/anti-mullerian-hormone-amh-determinations-in-the-pediatric-and-adolescent-endocrine-practice
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Amir Weintraub, Talia Eldar-Geva
Anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH), secreted by immature testicular Sertoli-cells, triggers the regression of male fetal Mullerian ducts. During puberty, AMH is downregulated by intratesticular testosterone. In females, AMH is secreted from granulosa cells of immature ovarian follicles from late prenatal life until menopause; serum concentration is 5-20 times lower in females than in males through lifetime. In boys, AMH determination is useful in the clinical setting as a marker of Sertoli cell function. Serum AMH is low in infants with hypogonadotrophic hypogonadism (and increases with FSH treatment), in patients with primary hypogonadism from early postnatal life and in Klinefelter syndrome from midpuberty...
June 2017: Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews: PER
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608742/pediatric-onset-multiple-sclerosis-and-other-acquired-demyelinating-syndromes-of-the-central-nervous-system-in-denmark-during-1977-2015-a-nationwide-population-based-incidence-study
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Magnus Spangsberg Boesen, Melinda Magyari, Nils Koch-Henriksen, Lau Caspar Thygesen, Alfred Peter Born, Peter Vilhelm Uldall, Morten Blinkenberg
BACKGROUND: The incidence of acquired demyelinating syndromes (ADS) including multiple sclerosis (MS) has never been investigated in a Danish pediatric population. OBJECTIVES: We estimated the nationwide age- and sex-specific incidence of pediatric ADS including MS. METHODS: Data were sourced from the Danish Multiple Sclerosis Registry, providing cases of pediatric MS for 1977-2015, and the National Patient Register, providing cases of ADS during 2008-2015...
June 1, 2017: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604756/anthropometry-dxa-and-leptin-reflect-subcutaneous-but-not-visceral-abdominal-adipose-tissue-by-mri-in-197-healthy-adolescents
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Jeanette Tinggaard, Casper P Hagen, Anders N Christensen, Annette Mouritsen, Mikkel G Mieritz, Christine Wohlfahrt-Veje, Jørn W Helge, Thomas N Beck, Eva Fallentin, Rasmus Larsen, Rikke B Jensen, Anders Juul, Katharina M Main
BACKGROUND: Abdominal fat distribution is associated with development of cardio-metabolic disease, independently of BMI. We assessed anthropometry, serum adipokines and DXA as markers of abdominal subcutaneous adipose tissue (SAT) and visceral adipose tissue (VAT) by MRIMETHODS:We performed a cross-sectional study including 197 healthy adolescents (114 boys) aged 10-15 years nested within a longitudinal population-based cohort. Clinical examination, blood sampling, DXA and abdominal MRI was performed...
June 12, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591479/hypothalamic-hamartoma-with-epilepsy-review-of-endocrine-comorbidity
#4
Victor S Harrison, Oliver Oatman, John F Kerrigan
The most common, and usually the only, endocrine disturbance in patients with hypothalamic hamartoma (HH) and epilepsy is central precocious puberty (CPP). The mechanism for CPP associated with HH may relate to ectopic generation and pulsatile release of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) from the HH, but this remains an unproven hypothesis. Possible regulators of GnRH release that are intrinsic to HH tissue include the following: (1) glial factors (such as transforming growth factor α[TGFα) and (2) γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA)-mediated excitation...
June 2017: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590266/sex-differences-in-aortic-augmentation-index-in-adolescents
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Jennifer Y Barraclough, Frances L Garden, Brett Toelle, Shamus O'Meagher, Guy B Marks, Christopher T Cowell, David S Celermajer, Julian G Ayer
BACKGROUND: Augmentation index (AIx) is a noninvasive measure of pulse wave reflection. AIx is associated with cardiovascular disease. Adult women have a higher AIx than men, but the factors determining this sex-related difference remain to be determined. METHODS: To examine factors associated with AIx in adolescents, participants in the Childhood Asthma Prevention Study, followed from birth, were assessed at age 14 years, with AIx standardized to a heart rate of 75/min (AIx_75) and pulse wave velocity...
June 5, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580516/indian-girls-have-higher-bone-mineral-content-per-unit-of-lean-body-than-boys-through-puberty
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Anuradha V Khadilkar, Neha Sanwalka, M Zulf Mughal, Shashi Chiplonkar, Vaman Khadilkar
Our aim is to describe changes in the muscle-bone unit assessed as a ratio of bone mineral content (BMC) to lean body mass (LBM) through puberty at total body and various skeletal sites in Indian boys and girls. A cross-sectional study was conducted (888 children, 480 boys, aged 5-17 years) in Pune, India. Pubertal staging was assessed. BMC, LBM and fat percentage at the arms, legs, android, gynoid and total body (less the head) were assessed by dual energy X-ray absorptiometry. The amount of BMC per unit LBM (BMC/LBM) was computed...
June 3, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562276/childhood-social-disadvantage-and-pubertal-timing-a-national-birth-cohort-from-australia
#7
Ying Sun, Fiona K Mensah, Peter Azzopardi, George C Patton, Melissa Wake
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Early pubertal timing is linked with a range of adverse health outcomes later. Given recent trends of earlier pubertal maturation, there is growing interest in the factors influencing pubertal timing. Socioeconomic disadvantage has been previously linked with reproductive strategies later in life. In this study, we aim to determine the association between cumulative social disadvantages in early life and early puberty in a population-based birth cohort. METHODS: Data are from the B (baby) cohort of The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children...
May 23, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562261/early-puberty-friendship-group-characteristics-and-dating-abuse-in-us-girls
#8
Frances R Chen, Emily F Rothman, Sara R Jaffee
OBJECTIVES: The current study aimed to investigate the relationship between advanced pubertal development and adolescent dating abuse (ADA) and to test if this relationship is moderated by friendship group characteristics in a nationally representative sample of US girls. METHODS: Data were drawn from wave 1 and 2 (1995-1996) of the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health. The sample included 3870 girls aged 13 to 17 years, all of whom were in romantic and/or nonromantic sexual relationships...
May 8, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558376/long-term-outcomes-of-patients-with-central-precocious-puberty-due-to-hypothalamic-hamartoma-after-gnrh-analog-treatment-anthropometric-metabolic-and-reproductive-aspects
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Carolina O Ramos, Ana C Latronico, Priscilla Cukier, Delanie B Macedo, Danielle S Bessa, Marina C Silva, Ivo J Arnhold, Berenice B Mendonca, Vinicius N Brito
CONTEXT: Hypothalamic hamartoma (HH) represents the commonest cause of organic central precocious puberty (CPP). Follow-up of these patients at adulthood are scarce. OBJECTIVE: To describe the anthropometric, metabolic and reproductive parameters of patients with CPP due to HH before and after treatment with gonadotropin-releasing hormone analog (GnRHa). DESIGN: Retrospective and cross-sectional study. SETTING: Single tertiary center...
May 30, 2017: Neuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553601/pubertal-onset-in-apparently-healthy-indian-boys-and-impact-of-obesity
#10
Vineet Surana, Aashima Dabas, Rajesh Khadgawat, Raman Kumar Marwaha, V Sreenivas, M Ashraf Ganie, Nandita Gupta, Neena Mehan
OBJECTIVE: Primary - to determine the age of pubertal onset in Indian boys. Secondary - (a) to assess the impact of obesity on pubertal timing, (b) to assess the relationship between gonadotropins and puberty. DESIGN: Cross-sectional. SETTING: General community-seven schools across New Delhi. PARTICIPANTS: Random sample of 1306 school boys, aged 6-17 years. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Anthropometric measurement for weight and height and pubertal staging was performed for all subjects...
May 2017: Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544660/altered-secretion-of-sertoli-cells-hormones-in-2-year-old-prepubertal-cryptorchid-boys-a-cross-sectional-study
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S M Hamdi, T Almont, P Galinier, R Mieusset, P Thonneau
In cryptorchid boys, failures in germ cell development have been clearly established. Some studies reported some abnormalities in Sertoli cells morphology but the results regarding their endocrine secretion remain controversial. To compare testicular hormone levels in young boys with and without cryptorchidism, we performed a cross-sectional hospital-based study. From surgery appointment records, we identified a case group of boys with unilateral or bilateral cryptorchidism and a control group undergoing dental care, minor osteoarticular or dermal surgery...
May 23, 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543781/fracture-prospectively-recorded-from-prepuberty-to-young-adulthood-are-they-markers-of-peak-bone-mass-and-strength-in-males
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Thierry Chevalley, Jean-Philippe Bonjour, Marie-Claude Audet, Fanny Merminod, Bert van Rietbergen, Rene Rizzoli, Serge Ferrari
Fractures are common in otherwise healthy children and adolescents. They result from trauma of varying severity. Some reflect a greater skeletal fragility. A long-term implication of these fractures is their potentiality to predict adult bone fragility and increased risk of osteoporosis in later life. Using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA), high-resolution peripheral quantitative computed tomography (HR-pQCT), and micro-finite element analysis (μFEA) measurements, we previously found in 124 healthy females, followed from the age of 7...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505621/gnrha-treatment-of-cryptorchid-boys-affects-genes-involved-in-hormonal-control-of-the-hpg-axis-and-fertility
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Faruk Hadziselimovic, Katharina Gegenschatz-Schmid, Gilvydas Verkauskas, Philippe Demougin, Vytautas Bilius, Darius Dasevicius, Michael B Stadler
The gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist (GnRHa; Buserelin) rescues fertility during adulthood in the majority of high infertility risk cryptorchid boys presenting with defective mini-puberty. However, the molecular events governing this effect are not understood. We report the outcome of an RNA profiling analysis of testicular biopsies from 4 operated patients who were treated with GnRHa for 6 months versus 3 operated controls who were not treated. GnRHa induces a significant transcriptional response, including protein-coding genes involved in pituitary development, the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis, and testosterone synthesis...
May 16, 2017: Sexual Development: Genetics, Molecular Biology, Evolution, Endocrinology, Embryology, and Pathology of Sex Determination and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478668/relationships-of-pyrethroid-exposure-with-gonadotropin-levels-and-pubertal-development-in-chinese-boys
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Xiaoqing Ye, Wuye Pan, Shilin Zhao, Yuehao Zhao, Yimin Zhu, Jing Liu, Weiping Liu
Although an acceleration of male pubertal development has been observed, precisely which endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) might contribute to the advancing onset of puberty in boys remains unclear. Here, pyrethroids, a class of widely used insecticides that have been considered as EDCs, are proposed as new environmental risk factors. In this study, 463 boys at the age of 9-16 years old were recruited in Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China. The common metabolites of pyrethroids, 3-phenoxybenzoic acid (3-PBA), and 4-fluoro-3-phenoxybenzoic acid (4-F-3-PBA), as well as gonadotropins, including luteinizing hormone (LH) and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), were analyzed in urine samples...
June 6, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472343/maturation-in-serum-thyroid-function-parameters-over-childhood-and-puberty-results-of-a-longitudinal-study
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Peter N Taylor, Adrian Sayers, Onyebuchi Okosieme, Gautam Das, Mohd S Draman, Arshiya Tabasum, Hussam Abusahmin, Mohammad Rahman, Kirsty Stevenson, Alix Groom, Kate Northstone, Wolf Woltersdorf, Andrew Taylor, Susan Ring, John H Lazarus, John W Gregory, Aled Rees, Nicholas Timpson, Colin M Dayan
Context: Serum thyroid hormone levels differ between children and adults, but have not been studied longitudinally in the same individuals through childhood. Objective: To assess changes in thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) and thyroid hormone levels over childhood and their inter-relationships. Design: Cohort study. Setting: The Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children a population-based birth cohort. Participants: 4,442 children who had thyroid function measured at age 7, and 1,263 children who had thyroid function measured at age 15...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467269/the-female-athlete-key-differences-between-girls-and-boys
#16
Corinna C D Franklin
Studies have shown female athletes to be subject to different risks than male athletes, even for the same sports and particularly after puberty. The purpose of this article is to identify some of those differences, discuss how treatment for female athletes differs both for healing and prevention, and emphasize key school nurse roles in identifying and responding to female athlete injuries.
May 1, 2017: NASN School Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464352/maternal-experience-raising-girls-with-autism-spectrum-disorder-a-qualitative-study
#17
N Navot, A G Jorgenson, S J Webb
BACKGROUND: A growing line of research has sought to characterize the different presentations of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) among boys and girls. Much less is known about maternal experience and mother-child relationship in children with ASD based on child gender. The present qualitative study aimed to investigate the mother-daughter relationship from the perspective of mothers who are raising girls with ASD with normal intelligence and functional verbal communication. METHODS: Eleven in-depth interviews were conducted with mothers of girls with ASD, ages 10-19 years...
May 2, 2017: Child: Care, Health and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458905/silent-crooke-s-cell-corticotroph-adenoma-of-the-pituitary-gland-presenting-as-delayed-puberty
#18
Dinesh Giri, Federico Roncaroli, Ajay Sinha, Mohammed Didi, Senthil Senniappan
SUMMARY: Corticotroph adenomas are extremely rare in children and adolescents. We present a 15-year-old boy who was investigated for delayed puberty (A1P2G1, bilateral testicular volumes of 3 mL each). There was no clinical or laboratory evidence suggestive of chronic illness, and the initial clinical impression was constitutional delay in puberty. Subsequently, MRI scan of the brain revealed the presence of a mixed cystic and solid pituitary lesion slightly displacing the optic chiasma...
2017: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458458/evaluation-of-growth-hormone-treatment-efficacy-in-short-japanese-children-born-small-for-gestational-age-five-year-treatment-outcome-and-impact-on-puberty
#19
Reiko Horikawa, Toshiaki Tanaka, Hiromi Nishinaga, Yoshihisa Ogawa, Susumu Yokoya
Some children born small for gestational age (SGA) have short stature and are at an increased risk of developing psychosocial or behavioral problems. Here we evaluated the efficacy of GH and its effects on the timing of pubertal onset in a 3-yr extension of our previous 2-yr (total 5 yr) multicenter, randomized, double-blind, parallel-group clinical trial of 65 short Japanese children born SGA. Patients received low or high doses of GH (0.033 or 0.067 mg/kg/day, respectively). Age at onset of puberty was not statistically different for male and female patients receiving high- or low-dose GH...
2017: Clinical Pediatric Endocrinology: Case Reports and Clinical Investigations: Official Journal of the Japanese Society for Pediatric Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453658/androgen-receptor-agonists-increase-lean-mass-improve-cardiopulmonary-functions-and-extend-survival-in-preclinical-models-of-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy
#20
Suriyan Ponnusamy, Ryan D Sullivan, Dahui You, Nadeem Zafar, Chuan He Yang, Thirumagal Thiyagarajan, Daniel L Johnson, Maron L Barrett, Nikki J Koehler, Mayra Star, Erin J Stephenson, Dave Bridges, Stephania A Cormier, Lawrence M Pfeffer, Ramesh Narayanan
Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a neuromuscular disease that predominantly affects boys as a result of mutation(s) in the dystrophin gene. DMD is characterized by musculoskeletal and cardiopulmonary complications, resulting in shorter life-span. Boys afflicted by DMD typically exhibit symptoms within 3-5 years of age and declining physical functions before attaining puberty. We hypothesized that rapidly deteriorating health of pre-pubertal boys with DMD could be due to diminished anabolic actions of androgens in muscle, and that intervention with an androgen receptor (AR) agonist will reverse musculoskeletal complications and extend survival...
July 1, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
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