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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428227/mechanisms-in-endocrinology-the-multiple-facets-of-gh-lessons-from-lifetime-untreated-isolated-gh-deficiency-due-to-ghrh-receptor-mutation
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Manuel Aguiar-Oliveira, Anita Ho Souza, Carla R Oliveira, Viviane C Campos, Luiz A Oliveira-Neto, Roberto Salvatori
Twenty years ago, we described a kindred of 105 individuals with isolated GH deficiency (IGHD) in Itabaianinha County, in Brazilian northeast, due to a homozygous mutation in the GH-releasing hormone receptor gene. These subjects exhibit markedly reduced GH responsiveness to stimulatory tests, and anterior pituitary hypoplasia. Serum concentrations of IGF-I, IGF binding protein type 3, and the acid-labile subunit are markedly reduced, with a lesser reduction of IGF-II. The most striking physical findings of these IGHD individuals are the proportionate short stature, doll facies, high-pitched voice, and visceral obesity with reduced fat free mass...
April 20, 2017: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419323/monte-carlo-simulation-used-to-calculate-energy-correction-factor-for-thermoluminescent-dosimeters-used-by-occupational-workers-on-pediatric-exams
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G Hoff, D Filipov, S Paschuk, H R Schelin, V Denyak
The main objective of this work is to simulate the X-ray scattered spectra by different pediatric phantoms (simulation of children subjected to barium meal procedures) to calculate an energy correction factor (ECF) to the reading of thermoluminescent dosimeters (TLDs). To perform this evaluation, the TLDs were positioned over three areas in two occupational workers: eyes, thyroid and hands. The Geant4 toolkit was used to define the spectra collected by TLDs, making possible to calculate the ECF. This work was developed in two stages: (1) evaluation of scattered spectra by different standard phantoms (newborn, 1, 5 and 10 years old); (2) definition of the ECF to the absorbed energy by each TLD...
April 13, 2017: Radiation Protection Dosimetry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388348/geriatric-patients-are-predisposed-to-strabismus-following-thyroid-related-orbital-decompression-surgery-a-multivariate-analysis
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Chris Y Wu, Alon Kahana
Geriatric patients (age ≥ 65) are prone to complications after surgery and are at risk for severe thyroid eye disease (TED). In this study, we aim to identify preoperative demographic and TED patterns associated with geriatric patients who underwent decompression surgery, to examine the effect of age on postoperative strabismus rates, and to identify factors that may contribute to postoperative strabismus in the geriatric subgroup. We retrospectively reviewed patients who underwent thyroid-related orbital decompression surgery at the Kellogg Eye Center, University of Michigan, between 1999 and 2014...
April 2017: Orbit
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387769/-99-tc-m-octreotide-scintigraphy-and-serum-eye-muscle-antibodies-in-evaluation-of-active-thyroid-associated-ophthalmopathy
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B Sun, Z Zhang, C Dong, Y Zhang, C Yan, S Li
PurposeAs an autoimmune inflammatory disorder, active thyroid-associated ophthalmopathy (TAO) is managed optimally by immunosuppression. In this study, we aimed to evaluate octreotide scintigraphy and the level of serum extraocular muscle antibodies in TAO activity.Patients and methodsThis prospective study comprised 304 patients with active TAO (the clinical activity score; CAS≥3), 73 with inactive TAO (CAS<3), 128 with Graves' disease (GD) without ophthalmopathy, and 100 healthy subjects. Moderate-to-severe active TAO patients (CAS≥5) received intravenous injection of methylprednisolone; mild active patients (3≤CAS≤4) received periocular injection of triamcinolone acetonide...
April 7, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369019/in-vivo-effects-of-retrobulbar-bimatoprost-injection-on-orbital-fat
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Kian Eftekhari, M Reza Vagefi, Vivian Lee, James Z Hui, Menglong Zhu, Kimberly Dine, Richard L Anderson, Brigitte Koeberlein, Reas Sulaimankutty, Kenneth S Shindler
PURPOSE: Recent publications have reported the adverse effects of prostaglandin analogues on the periocular tissues. These medications may cause periorbital lipodystrophy, enophthalmos, and deepening of the superior sulcus deformity. While these effects may have adverse consequences for some patients, the atrophy of the periorbital fat may have a useful role in diseases that lead to orbital and periorbital fat hypertrophy such as thyroid eye disease. In this pilot study, the authors investigated the effects of retrobulbar bimatoprost injection on the intraocular pressure and orbital fat in a rat animal model...
March 31, 2017: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364526/expanding-role-of-orbital-decompression-in-aesthetic-surgery
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Mehryar Ray Taban
Background: Eye prominence is a source of cosmetic "deformity" for many patients not afflicted by Graves. Objectives: To report our experience in using customized orbital decompression for purely aesthetic reason to reduce eye prominence in non-thyroid patients. Methods: Retrospective analysis of patients undergoing cosmetic orbital decompression by one surgeon. Surgical technique included customized graded orbital bony-wall decompression (lateral-wall, basin, medial-wall, posterior-strut) and intraconal fat removal using eyelid crease and/or caruncle incisions...
April 1, 2017: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360983/association-between-serum-25-hydroxyvitamin-d-levels-and-dry-eye-in-korean-adults-a-study-based-on-korean-national-health-and-nutrition-examination-survey-2010-2011
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Min Ji Kim, Hye Rim Hwang, Yun-Jin Kim, Sang-Yeoup Lee, Jeong-Gyu Lee, Dong-Wook Jeong, Yun Hee Kim
BACKGROUND: Dry eye is a common disease. Many patients continue to experience residual symptoms despite optimal treatment. Thus, new treatment options are required. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the association between serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] levels and dry eye. METHODS: This study was performed using data from the fifth Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, which is a cross-sectional study of the Korean population that was conducted from 2010 to 2011...
March 2017: Korean Journal of Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343872/orbital-decompression-for-thyroid-eye-disease
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Daniel B Rootman
The literature regarding orbital decompression for thyroid eye disease is vast, spanning multiple specialty areas including neurosurgery, head and neck, maxillofacial and ophthalmic plastic surgery. Although techniques have advanced considerably over the more than 100 years during which this procedure has been performed, the four major approaches remain: transorbital, transcranial, transantral and transnasal. The explosion in literature related to orbital decompression has mostly involved minor technical variations on broader surgical themes...
March 23, 2017: Survey of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338841/out-of-field-dose-measurements-for-3d-conformal-and-intensity-modulated-radiotherapy-of-a-paediatric-brain-tumour
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Marija Majer, Liliana Stolarczyk, Marijke De Saint-Hubert, Damian Kabat, Željka Kneževic, Saveta Miljanic, Natalia Mojzeszek, Roger Harrison
The purpose of this study was to measure out-of-field organ doses in clinical conditions in anthropomorphic paediatric phantoms which received a simulated treatment of a brain tumour with intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) and 3D conformal radiotherapy (3D CRT). Organ doses measured with radiophotoluminescent and thermoluminescent dosemeters were on average 1.6 and 3.0 times higher for the 5 y-old than for the 10 y-old phantom for IMRT and 3D CRT, respectively. A larger 5-y to 10-y organ dose ratio for 3D CRT can be explained because the use of a mechanical wedge for the 5-y-old 3D CRT phantom treatment increased out-of-field doses...
February 27, 2017: Radiation Protection Dosimetry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336282/-management-of-upper-eyelid-retraction-associated-with-dysthyroid-orbitopathy-during-the-acute-inflammatory-phase-with-botulinum-toxin-type-a
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A Nava Castañeda, J L Tovilla Canales, L Garnica Hayashi, A Velasco Y Levy
PURPOSE: To evaluate the efficacy of transconjunctival botulinum toxin type A (BTX-A) in the treatment of upper eyelid retraction in the active inflammatory phase of dysthyroid orbitopathy, establish the ideal dose, and evaluate side effects. METHODS: This is a comparative, prospective study in patients with thyroid orbitopathy, conducted at the Conde Ophthalmology Institute in Valenciana, Mexico. The patients included had dysthyroid orbitopathy in the inflammatory phase, and they were treated with subconjunctival injection of botulinum toxin type A (BTX-A) in the upper eyelid...
April 2017: Journal Français D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328557/lateral-rectus-muscle-expands-more-than-medial-rectus-following-maximal-deep-balanced-orbital-decompression
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Adit Gupta, Alex Nobori, Yi Wang, Daniel Rootman, Robert Goldberg
PURPOSE: It has been reported that extraocular muscles can enlarge following orbital decompression in thyroid eye disease. In this article, the authors studied the changes in extraocular muscles size following maximal deep lateral and medial balanced decompression in a large sample of thyroid eye disease patients. METHODS: Imaging data were reviewed preoperatively and postoperatively. Radiologic proptosis was assessed. Maximal axial muscle width of the medial and lateral recti was measured...
March 21, 2017: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319174/simultaneous-induction-of-graves-hyperthyroidism-and-graves-ophthalmopathy-by-tshr-genetic-immunization-in-balb-c-mice
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Nan Xia, Xiaozhen Ye, Xiaohao Hu, Shiyu Song, Hui Xu, Mengyuan Niu, Hongwei Wang, Jian Wang
BACKGROUND: Graves' disease is the most common form of autoimmune thyroid disorder, characterized by hyperthyroidism due to circulating autoantibodies. To address the pathological features and establish a therapeutic approach of this disease, an animal model carrying the phenotype of Graves' disease (GD) in concert with Graves' Ophthalmopathy (GO) will be very important. However, there are no ideal animal models that are currently available. The aim of the present study is to establish an animal model of GD and GO disease, and its pathological features were further characterized...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303065/bilateral-lacrimal-caruncle-lesions
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Yuta Okumura, Yoshiko Takai, Shunsuke Yasuda, Hiroko Terasaki
A 65-year-old man was referred to our hospital for the treatment of a lesion on the medial lacrimal canthus of both eyes. He had a history of perinuclear anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies, i.e., pANCA-positive interstitial pneumonia. Orbital magnetic resonance imaging excluded space occupying lesions, and laboratory testing excluded thyroid-related diseases. The masses were excised, and histopathological examinations showed sebaceous gland hyperplasia and inflammatory changes around the gland. In addition, the specimen from the left eye showed a retention cyst possibly caused by an infection...
February 2017: Nagoya Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297433/secondary-cancer-incidence-risk-estimates-for-external-radiotherapy-and-high-dose-rate-brachytherapy-in-cervical-cancer-phantom-study
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Boram Lee, Sung Hwan Ahn, Hyeyoung Kim, Jaeman Son, Jiwon Sung, Youngyih Han, Seung Jae Huh, Jin Sung Kim, Dong Wook Kim, Myonggeun Yoon
This study was designed to estimate radiation-induced secondary cancer risks from high-dose-rate (HDR) brachytherapy and external radiotherapy for patients with cervical cancer based on measurements of doses absorbed by various organs. Organ doses from HDR brachytherapy and external radiotherapy were measured using glass rod dosimeters. Doses to out-of-field organs were measured at various locations inside an anthropomorphic phantom. Brachytherapy-associated organ doses were measured using a specialized phantom that enabled applicator insertion, with the pelvis portion of the existing anthropomorphic phantom replaced by this new phantom...
September 2016: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296512/management-of-thyroid-eye-disease-in-the-united-kingdom-a-multi-centre-thyroid-eye-disease-audit
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F E Mellington, C M Dayan, A J Dickinson, J L Hickey, C J MacEwen, J McLaren, P Perros, G E Rose, J Uddin, B Vaidya, P Foley, J H Lazarus, A Mitchell, D G Ezra
This article aims to provide baseline data and highlight any major deficiencies in the current level of care provided for adult patients with thyroid eye disease (TED). We undertook a prospective, nonrandomized cross-sectional multicenter observational study. During a 3-month period June-August 2014, consecutive adult patients with TED who presented to nominated specialist eye clinics in the United Kingdom, completed a standardized questionnaire. Main outcome measures were: demographics, time from diagnosis to referral to tertiary centre, time from referral to review in specialist eye clinic, management of thyroid dysfunction, radioiodine and provision of steroid prophylaxis, smoking, and TED classification...
March 15, 2017: Orbit
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291193/-surgical-rehabilitation-of-patients-with-thyroid-eye-disease-systematic-approach
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S E Avetisov, Ya O Grusha, D S Ismailova, P A Kochetkov, S S Danilov, N Yu Sviridenko
AIM: to analyze the results of surgical treatment of patients with thyroid eye disease (TED), including the type of surgery, indications, and outcomes. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Hundred thirty-nine patients with TED (112 females, 27 males) aged 45.8±13.6 years. RESULTS: Bony orbital decompression was performed in 91 patients (128 orbits). After the surgery, visual acuity increased from 0.84±0.47 up to 0.94±0.32 (р<0.05), exophthalmos got reduced by the average of 3...
2017: Vestnik Oftalmologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288723/clinical-features-and-management-of-non-gastrointestinal-non-ocular-extranodal-mucosa-associated-lymphoid-tissue-enmalt-marginal-zone-lymphomas
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REVIEW
Estella Matutes, Carlos Montalban
Extranodal mucosa associated lymphoid tissue (ENMALT) marginal zone lymphomas may arise at any site of the body. The most frequent localizations other than gastrointestinal and eye are salivary gland, skin, lung and thyroid. These lymphomas usually arise in a setting of inflammation due to a persistent infection or autoimmune diseases such as Sjogren syndrome in salivary MALT lymphomas and Hashimoto's thryroiditis in thyroid lymphomas. They affect middle-aged patients with a female predominance when lymphoma arises in certain locations...
March 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264709/a-rare-presentation-of-myxofibrosarcoma-as-a-pancoast-tumor-a-case-report
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Vasa Jevremovic, Adnan Yousuf, Zulfiqar Hussain, Amer Abboud, Edgar G Chedrawy
BACKGROUND: Myxofibrosarcoma is an aggressive soft tissue neoplasm, classified as a variant of malignant fibrous histiocytoma. Most often, it occurs in middle to late adult life peaking in the seventh decade and involving the lower extremities (77%), trunk (12%), and retroperitoneum or mediastinum (8%). We report the first case of thoracic myxofibrosarcoma presenting as a Pancoast tumor. CASE PRESENTATION: A 48-year-old non-tobacco smoking African-American man presented with a slow-growing mass in his neck along with 11 kg weight loss over 9 months...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260364/-multi-wall-orbital-decompression-for-disfiguring-proptosis-in-patients-with-mild-or-moderate-thyroid-eye-disease
#19
Y Wang, N Yang, Y Y Li, L H Xiao
Objective: To evaluate the efficacy of orbital decompression by transconjunctival medial and inferior wall combined transpalpebral lateral wall for disfiguring proptosis with mild or moderate thyroid eye disease (TED). Methods: It is a retrospective case series study. The clinical data of 18 TED cases (28 orbits) between Dec 2013 and Dec 2015 at the Institute of Orbital Diseases of the General Hospital of the Armed Police were reviewed. All the patients underwent mulit-wall orbital decompression to relieve remarkable proptosis, widen eyelid fissure, and swollen eyelid...
February 11, 2017: [Zhonghua Yan Ke za Zhi] Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259503/radiation-exposure-of-patients-and-interventional-radiologists-during-prostatic-artery-embolization-a-prospective-single-operator-study
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Gustavo Andrade, Helen J Khoury, William J Garzón, Felipe Dubourcq, Michel F Bredow, Lucas M Monsignore, Daniel G Abud
PURPOSE: To prospectively analyze the radiation exposure of patients and interventional radiologists during prostatic artery embolization (PAE). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-five consecutive PAE procedures performed with an Artis zee system in a single center by an interventional radiologist were prospectively monitored. The mean age, weight, and prostate volume of the patients were 65.7 year (range, 43-85 y), 71.4 kg (range, 54-88 kg), and 79 cm(3) (range, 36-157 cm(3)), respectively...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
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