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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097202/distinct-effects-of-obesity-and-puberty-on-risk-and-age-at-onset-of-pediatric-ms
#1
Tanuja Chitnis, Jennifer Graves, Bianca Weinstock-Guttman, Anita Belman, Cody Olsen, Madhusmita Misra, Gregory Aaen, Leslie Benson, Meghan Candee, Mark Gorman, Benjamin Greenberg, Lauren Krupp, Timothy Lotze, Soe Mar, Jayne Ness, John Rose, Jennifer Rubin, Teri Schreiner, Jan Tillema, Amy Waldman, Moses Rodriguez, Charlie Casper, Emmanuelle Waubant
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to examine the relative contributions of body mass index (BMI) and pubertal measures for risk and age of onset of pediatric MS. METHODS: Case-control study of 254 (63% female) MS cases (onset<18 years of age) and 420 (49% female) controls conducted at 14 U.S. Pediatric MS Centers. Sex- and age-stratified BMI percentiles were calculated using CDC growth charts from height and weight measured at enrollment for controls, and within 1 year of onset for MS cases...
December 2016: Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089368/the-transition-from-pediatric-to-adult-care-for-youth-with-epilepsy-basic-biological-sociological-and-psychological-issues
#2
REVIEW
Peter Camfield, Carol Camfield, Kanetee Busiah, David Cohen, Alison Pack, Rima Nabbout
Transition from pediatric to adult health care for adolescents with epilepsy is challenging for the patient, family, and health care workers. This paper is the first of three that summarize the main findings from the 2nd Symposium on Transition in Epilepsies, held in Paris from June 14-25, 2016. In this paper we describe five basic themes that have an important effect on transition. First, there are important brain changes in adolescence that leave an imbalance between risk taking and pleasure seeking behaviors and frontal executive function compared with adults...
January 12, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073971/sexual-dimorphisms-in-genetic-loci-linked-to-body-fat-distribution
#3
Sara L Pulit, Tugce Karaderi, Cecilia M Lindgren
Obesity is a chronic condition associated with increased morbidity and mortality. Obesity confers an enormous burden on both individuals and public health more broadly. Body fat distribution is a heritable trait and a well-established predictor of adverse metabolic outcomes. Body fat distribution is distinct from overall obesity in measurement, but studies of body fat distribution can yield insights into the risk factors for and causes of overall obesity. Sexual dimorphism in body fat distribution is present throughout life...
January 10, 2017: Bioscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065179/maternal-fish-oil-supplementation-during-lactation-is-associated-with-reduced-height-at-13-years-of-age-and-higher-blood-pressure-in-boys-only
#4
L Lauritzen, S E Eriksen, M F Hjorth, M S Nielsen, S F Olsen, K D Stark, K F Michaelsen, C T Damsgaard
Dietary long-chain n-3 PUFA (n-3 LCPUFA) in infancy may have long-term effects on lifestyle disease risk. The present follow-up study investigated whether maternal fish oil (FO) supplementation during lactation affected growth and blood pressure in adolescents and whether the effects differed between boys and girls. Mother-infant pairs (n 103) completed a randomised controlled trial with FO (1·5 g/d n-3 LCPUFA) or olive oil (OO) supplements during the first 4 months of lactation; forty-seven mother-infant pairs with high fish intake were followed-up for 4 months as the reference group...
December 2016: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063503/does-oral-glutamine-improve-insulin-sensitivity-in-adolescents-with-type-1-diabetes
#5
Lournaris Torres-Santiago, Nelly Mauras, Jobayer Hossain, Arthur L Weltman, Dominique Darmaun
OBJECTIVE: The decline in insulin sensitivity (SI) associated with puberty increases the difficulty of achieving glycemic control in adolescents with type 1 diabetes (T1D). The aim of this study was to determine whether glutamine supplementation affects blood glucose by enhancing SI in adolescents with T1D. METHODS: Thirteen adolescents with T1D (HbA1C 8.2 ± 0.1%) were admitted to perform afternoon exercise (four 15-min treadmill/5-min rest cycles of exercise) on two occasions within a 4-wk period...
February 2017: Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049632/paleogenetic-study-of-ancient-dna-suggestive-of-x-linked-acrogigantism
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Albert Beckers, Daniel Fernandes, Frederic Fina, Mario Novak, Angelo Abati, Liliya Rostomyan, Albert Thiry, L'Houcine Ouafik, Bertrand Pasture, Ron Pinhasi, Adrian F Daly
Extract: Dear Editor, Pituitary gigantism is caused by chronic growth hormone (GH) hypersecretion by a pituitary lesion before epiphyseal fusion. Genetic causes have been identified in nearly 50% of patients with pituitary gigantism, with germline mutations in the AIP gene being the most frequent cause (Rostomyan et al. 2015). Recently, a new form of pituitary gigantism, X-linked acrogigantism (X-LAG), was described (Trivellin et al. 2014). X-LAG is due to chromosome Xq26.3 duplication and GPR101 is the disease-associated gene (Trivellin et al...
January 3, 2017: Endocrine-related Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025090/temporal-organization-a-novel-mechanism-of-hormonal-control-of-male-typical-sexual-behavior-in-vertebrates
#7
Tereza Schořálková, Lukáš Kratochvíl, Lukáš Kubička
In vertebrates, male-typical sexual behavior (MSB) is largely controlled by gonadal androgens, however, the mechanism of this control is believed to vary among species. During immediate activation MSB is tightly correlated with circulating levels of androgens, while the organization of MSB by a hormonal event at a specific developmental period, early in ontogeny or during puberty, has been postulated in other lineages. Here, we put forward an alternative concept of "temporal organization". Under temporal organization longer exposure to circulating androgens is needed for the onset of MSB, which can continue for a long time after the levels of these hormones drop...
December 24, 2016: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024271/the-impact-of-the-severity-of-early-life-stress-on-diurnal-cortisol-the-role-of-puberty
#8
Lucy S King, Natalie L Colich, Joelle LeMoult, Kathryn L Humphreys, Sarah J Ordaz, Alexandria N Price, Ian H Gotlib
Researchers have documented dysregulation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis in children and adolescents who experienced early life stress (ELS). The precise nature of this dysregulation, however, has been difficult to discern. In fact, both elevated and blunted patterns of diurnal cortisol regulation have been reported in children and adolescents exposed to greater ELS, including both reduced and heightened cortisol levels and change in cortisol across the day. These divergent findings may be due to developmental changes in the relation between ELS and HPA-axis functioning...
November 24, 2016: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008860/basal-serum-neurokinin-b-level-can-be-used-to-differentiate-idiopathic-central-precocious-puberty-from-premature-thelarche-in-girls
#9
Mesut Parlak, Doğa Türkkahraman, Hamit Yaşar Ellidağ, Gamze Çelmeli, Ayşe Eda Parlak, Necat Yılmaz
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study is to investigate the diagnostic role of kisspeptin and neurokinin B in idiopathic central precocious puberty (ICPP) and premature thelarche (PT). METHODS: The girls who presented with early breast development before the age of 8 years were evaluated. Basal and stimulated FSH, LH levels and basal neurokinin B and kisspeptin levels were measured. Patients who had peak LH > 5mIU/mL, and a bone age (BA) /chronological age (CA) ratio >1...
December 23, 2016: Journal of Clinical Research in Pediatric Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007961/cjun-dimerization-protein-2-jdp2-is-a-transcriptional-repressor-of-follicle-stimulating-hormone-fsh-%C3%AE-and-is-required-for-preventing-premature-reproductive-senescence-in-female-mice
#10
Carrie R Jonak, Nancy M Lainez, Lacey L Roybal, Alexa D Williamson, Djurdjica Coss
Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) regulates follicular growth and stimulates estrogen synthesis in the ovaries. FSH is a heterodimer consisting of an α; subunit, also present in luteinizing hormone, and of a unique β; subunit, which is transcriptionally regulated by gonadotropin releasing hormone 1 (GNRH1). Since most FSH is constitutively secreted, tight transcriptional regulation is critical for maintaining FSH levels within a narrow physiological range. Previously, we reported that GNRH induces FSHβ; transcription via induction of the AP1 transcription factor, a heterodimer of cFos and cJun...
December 22, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007778/longitudinal-trajectories-of-metabolic-control-from-childhood-to-young-adulthood-in-type-1-diabetes-from-a-large-german-austrian-registry-a-group-based-modeling-approach
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Anke Schwandt, Julia M Hermann, Joachim Rosenbauer, Claudia Boettcher, Désirée Dunstheimer, Jürgen Grulich-Henn, Oliver Kuss, Birgit Rami-Merhar, Christian Vogel, Reinhard W Holl
OBJECTIVE: Worsening of glycemic control in type 1 diabetes during puberty is a common observation. However, HbA1c remains stable or even improves for some youths. The aim is to identify distinct patterns of glycemic control in type 1 diabetes from childhood to young adulthood. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: A total of 6,433 patients with type 1 diabetes were selected from the prospective, multicenter diabetes patient registry Diabetes-Patienten-Verlaufsdokumentation (DPV) (follow-up from age 8 to 19 years, baseline diabetes duration ≥2 years, HbA1c aggregated per year of life)...
December 22, 2016: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998218/prevalence-and-risk-factors-of-early-endocrine-disorders-in-childhood-brain-tumor-survivors-a-nationwide-multicenter-study
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Sarah C Clement, Antoinette Y N Schouten-van Meeteren, Annemieke M Boot, Hedy L Claahsen-van der Grinten, Bernd Granzen, K Sen Han, Geert O Janssens, Erna M Michiels, A S Paul van Trotsenburg, W Peter Vandertop, Dannis G van Vuurden, Leontien C M Kremer, Hubert N Caron, Hanneke M van Santen
Purpose To evaluate the prevalence of, and risk factors for, early endocrine disorders in childhood brain tumor survivors (CBTS). Patients and Methods This nationwide study cohort consisted of 718 CBTS who were diagnosed between 2002 and 2012, and who survived ≥ 2 years after diagnosis. Patients with craniopharyngeoma or a pituitary gland tumor were excluded. Results of all endocrine investigations, which were performed at diagnosis and during follow-up, were collected from patient charts. Multivariable logistic regression was used to study associations between demographic and tumor- and treatment-related variables and the prevalence of early endocrine disorders...
December 20, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995059/working-memory-circuit-as-a-function-of-increasing-age-in-healthy-adolescence-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analyses
#13
Julia Andre, Marco Picchioni, Ruibin Zhang, Timothea Toulopoulou
Working memory ability matures through puberty and early adulthood. Deficits in working memory are linked to the risk of onset of neurodevelopmental disorders such as schizophrenia, and there is a significant temporal overlap between the peak of first episode psychosis risk and working memory maturation. In order to characterize the normal working memory functional maturation process through this critical phase of cognitive development we conducted a systematic review and coordinate based meta-analyses of all the available primary functional magnetic resonance imaging studies (n = 382) that mapped WM function in healthy adolescents (10-17 years) and young adults (18-30 years)...
2016: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992610/maternal-preeclampsia-and-androgens-in-the-offspring-around-puberty-a-follow-up-study
#14
Ingvild V Alsnes, Imre Janszky, Bjørn O Åsvold, Inger Økland, Michele R Forman, Lars J Vatten
BACKGROUND: Children born after preeclampsia may have a dominant androgen profile in puberty compared with other children. Circulating androgen concentrations at 11-12 years of age were compared between offspring born after preeclampsia, and children whose mothers did not have preeclampsia. METHODS: A total of 611 mother-offspring pairs were followed up 11 (daughters) or 12 (sons) years after birth: 218 pairs in the preeclampsia group, and 383 pairs without preeclampsia...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987429/a-reduction-in-long-term-spatial-memory-persists-after-discontinuation-of-peripubertal-gnrh-agonist-treatment-in-sheep
#15
D Hough, M Bellingham, I R Haraldsen, M McLaughlin, J E Robinson, A K Solbakk, N P Evans
Chronic gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist (GnRHa) administration is used where suppression of hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis activity is beneficial, such as steroid-dependent cancers, early onset gender dysphoria, central precocious puberty and as a reversible contraceptive in veterinary medicine. GnRH receptors, however, are expressed outside the reproductive axis, e.g. brain areas such as the hippocampus which is crucial for learning and memory processes. Previous work, using an ovine model, has demonstrated that long-term spatial memory is reduced in adult rams (45 weeks of age), following peripubertal blockade of GnRH signaling (GnRHa: goserelin acetate), and this was independent of the associated loss of gonadal steroid signaling...
November 30, 2016: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979788/multivariate-dynamical-modelling-of-structural-change-during-development
#16
Gabriel Ziegler, Gerard R Ridgway, Sarah-Jayne Blakemore, John Ashburner, Will Penny
Here we introduce a multivariate framework for characterising longitudinal changes in structural MRI using dynamical systems. The general approach enables modelling changes of states in multiple imaging biomarkers typically observed during brain development, plasticity, ageing and degeneration, e.g. regional gray matter volume of multiple regions of interest (ROIs). Structural brain states follow intrinsic dynamics according to a linear system with additional inputs accounting for potential driving forces of brain development...
December 13, 2016: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27973749/banting-memorial-lecture-2016-reducing-lifetime-risk-of-complications-in-adolescents-with-type%C3%A2-1-diabetes
#17
D B Dunger
Adolescence is a challenging period of life for any young person, and for those with Type 1 diabetes, physiological and psychological factors can result in a deterioration in glycaemic control. In young people with Type 1 diabetes, puberty may be an additional risk factor impacting on the lifetime risk for renal and cardiovascular complications. Our longitudinal studies have identified that increases in urinary albumin excretion through childhood are associated with the development of microalbuminuria and a generalized endotheliopathy linked to cardiovascular risk...
December 14, 2016: Diabetic Medicine: a Journal of the British Diabetic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941181/hypogonadotropic-hypogonadism-in-a-female-patient-with-congenital-arhinia
#18
Janel Darcy Hunter, Melissa Ann Davis, Jennifer Rachel Law
The association of anosmia and congenital hypogonadotropic hypogonadism (CHH) is well described; however, congenital arhinia is a malformation associated with CHH that occurs much more rarely. There have been three reports of male patients with hypogonadism and congenital arhinia in the literature to date. We present the first case of arhinia associated with CHH in a female patient. A 14 years and 8 months female with congenital arhinia presented with delayed puberty. Physical examination and laboratory evaluation were consistent with hypogonadotropic hypogonadism...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940974/potential-intervention-targets-in-utero-and-early-life-for-prevention-of-hormone-related-cancers
#19
C Mary Schooling, Lauren C Houghton, Mary Beth Terry
Hormone-related cancers have long been thought to be sensitive to exposures during key periods of sexual development, as shown by the vulnerability to such cancers of women exposed to diethylstilbestrol in utero. In addition to evidence from human studies, animal studies using new techniques, such as gene knockout models, suggest that an increasing number of cancers may be hormonally related, including liver, lung, and bladder cancer. Greater understanding of sexual development has also revealed the "mini-puberty" of early infancy as a key period when some sex hormones reach levels similar to those at puberty...
November 2016: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932233/schizophrenia-risk-alleles-and-neurodevelopmental-outcomes-in-childhood-a-population-based-cohort-study
#20
Lucy Riglin, Stephan Collishaw, Alexander Richards, Ajay K Thapar, Barbara Maughan, Michael C O'Donovan, Anita Thapar
BACKGROUND: Schizophrenia typically onsets after puberty but is often preceded by observable childhood neurodevelopmental impairments. Whether these childhood antecedents index genetic liability is unknown. We used polygenic risk scores derived from a patient discovery sample as indicators of the genetic liability of schizophrenia. Our aim was to identify the early childhood manifestations of this liability in a UK population-based cohort. METHODS: The study sample was the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children, a prospective population-based cohort study of 14701 children...
January 2017: Lancet Psychiatry
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