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Amichai Gutgold, David J Gross, Benjamin Glaser, Auryan Szalat
CONTEXT: Hypoglycemia is a rare event in healthy adults, and the differential diagnosis includes many diseases some of which are rare and easily missed. Description of the case: A 20 year-old male military paramedic was referred to our Emergency Department for the investigation of recurrent hypoglycemia episodes during the last months. Factitious hypoglycemia was excluded and organic hyperinsulinemic hypoglycemia was diagnosed by prolonged fast. Imaging studies (endoscopic ultrasound and triple-phase computed tomography) were normal...
October 18, 2016: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
Diva D De Leon, Charles A Stanley
Hypoglycemia continues to be an important cause of morbidity in neonates and children. Prompt diagnosis and management of the underlying hypoglycemia disorder is critical for preventing brain damage and improving outcomes. Congenital hyperinsulinism (HI) is the most common and severe cause of persistent hypoglycemia in neonates and children. Recent discoveries of the genetic causes of HI have improved our understanding of the pathophysiology, but its management is complex and requires the integration of clinical, biochemical, molecular, and imaging findings to establish the appropriate treatment according to the subtype...
October 18, 2016: Pediatric Diabetes
Soumen Bera, Sanjay Lamba, Mubasher Rashid, Anuj K Sharma, Alexander B Medvinsky, Claudia Acquisti, Amit Chakraborty, Bai-Lian Li
Impaired glutamate dehydrogenase (GDH) sensitivity to its inhibitors causes excessive insulin secretion by pancreatic beta-cells and defective ammonia metabolism in the liver. These symptoms are commonly associated with hyperinsulinism/hyperammonemia syndrome (HI/HA), which causes recurrent hypoglycaemia in early infancy. Hepatic localization of GDH amination and deamination activities linked with the urea cycle is known to be involved in ammonia metabolism and detoxification. Although deamination activities of hepatic GDH in the periportal zones of liver lobules and its connection to the urea cycle have been exhaustively investigated, physiological roles of GDH amination activity observed at pericentral zones have often been overlooked...
October 17, 2016: Integrative Biology: Quantitative Biosciences From Nano to Macro
Marie Szymanowski, Maria Salomon Estebanez, Raja Padidela, Bing Han, Karolina Mosinska, Adam Stevens, Lena Damaj, Florence Pihan-Le Bars, Emilie Lascouts, Rachel Reynaud, Catherine Ferreira, Claire Bansept, Pascale de Lonlay, Cécile Saint-Martin, Mark J Dunne, Indraneel Banerjee, Jean-Baptiste Arnoux
CONTEXT: Congenital hyperinsulinism (CHI) is the commonest cause of persistent hypoglycemia in neonates and infants. In medically unresponsive CHI, subtotal pancreatectomy is performed to achieve euglycaemia with consequent diabetes in later life. Sirolimus, a mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) inhibitor has been reported to obviate the need for pancreatectomy, but experience is limited. OBJECTIVE: We have investigated the efficacy and adverse effect profile of mTOR inhibitors in the treatment of severe CHI...
October 3, 2016: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
Katharina Warncke, Franziska Falco, Wolfgang Rabl, Ilse Engelsberger, Julia Saier, David Flores-Rodriguez, Stefan Burdach, Walter Bonfig
BACKGROUND: Congenital hyperinsulinism (CHI) is a rare disease with an estimated incidence of 1:40,000 live births. Here, we characterize 11 patients treated at Munich Children's Hospital Schwabing. METHODS: We analyzed data on birth, treatment and laboratory results including genetic testing and evaluated the long-term course with a follow-up visit. RESULTS: All patients had severe, diazoxide-(DZX)-resistant hypoglycemia, beginning immediately after birth...
October 1, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
Yukiko Hashimoto, Sumito Dateki, Masakazu Hirose, Kenichi Satomura, Hirotake Sawada, Haruo Mizuno, Shigetaka Sugihara, Koichi Maruyama, Tatsuhiko Urakami, Hidenori Sugawara, Kenji Shirai, Tohru Yorifuji
BACKGROUND: There are few reports pertaining to Asian patients with neonatal diabetes mellitus (NDM) caused by activating mutations in the ATP-sensitive potassium channel genes (KATP-NDM). OBJECTIVES: To elucidate the characteristics of Japanese patients with KATP-NDM. METHODS: By the amplification and direct sequencing of all exons and exon-intron boundaries of the KCNJ11 and ABCC8 genes, 25 patients with KATP-NDM were identified from a total of 70 patients with NDM...
September 29, 2016: Pediatric Diabetes
Fatma Mujgan Sonmez, Eyyup Uctepe, Mehmet Gunduz, Zeliha Gormez, Seval Erpolat, Murat Oznur, Mahmut Samil Sagiroglu, Huseyin Demirci, Esra Gunduz
Coffin-Siris syndrome (CSS) (MIM 135900) is characterized by developmental delay, severe speech impairment, distinctive facial features, hypertrichosis, aplasia or hypoplasia of the distal phalanx or nail of the fifth digit and agenesis of the corpus callosum. Recently, it was shown that mutations in the ARID1B gene are the main cause of CSS, accounting for 76% of identified mutations. Here, we report a 15 year-old female patient who was admitted to our clinic with seizures, speech problems, dysmorphic features, bilaterally big, large thumb, café-au-lait (CAL) spots, obesity and hyperinsulinism...
August 2016: Intractable & Rare Diseases Research
Zdeněk Fryšák, David Karásek
UNLABELLED: Decrease of blood glucose levels below 3 mmol/l is in fully developed cases accompanied by neuroglycopenic symptoms that may even lead to altered state of consciousness. The treating physician frequently faces a complicated situation. This may be due to inappropriately administered drugs including cases motivated by self-harm intentions (insulin, insulin secretagogues), or alcohol abuse. Undernourished people, or those afflicted with a serious systemic infection, end-stage liver or kidney diseases or with a failing heart, belong to a risk group...
2016: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
M V Davi, A Pia, V Guarnotta, G Pizza, A Colao, A Faggiano
BACKGROUND: Treatment of hyperinsulinemic hypoglycaemia (HH) is challenging due to the rarity of this condition and the difficulty of differential diagnosis. The aim of this article is to give an overview of the recent literature on the management of adult HH. METHODS: A search for reviews, original articles, original case reports between 1995 and 2016 in PubMed using the following keywords: hyperinsulinemic hypoglycaemia, insulinoma, nesidioblastosis, gastric bypass, autoimmune hypoglycaemia, hyperinsulinism, treatment was performed...
September 13, 2016: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
Gregory M Martin, Emily A Rex, Prasanna Devaraneni, Jerod S Denton, Kara E Boodhansingh, Diva D DeLeon, Charles A Stanley, Show-Ling Shyng
ATP-sensitive potassium (KATP) channels play a key role in mediating glucose-stimulated insulin secretion by coupling metabolic signals to β-cell membrane potential. Loss of KATP channel function due to mutations in ABCC8 or KCNJ11, genes encoding the sulfonylurea receptor 1 (SUR1) or the inwardly rectifying potassium channel Kir6.2, respectively, results in congenital hyperinsulinism. Many SUR1 mutations prevent trafficking of channel proteins from the endoplasmic reticulum to the cell surface. Channel inhibitors, including sulfonylureas and carbamazepine, have been shown to correct channel trafficking defects...
October 14, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
S Sreekantam, M A Preece, S Vijay, J Raiman, S Santra
Controlled fasts can play a valuable role in the diagnosis and management of hypoglycaemia in paediatric clinical practice, but are no substitute for the collecting of appropriate critical samples at the time of hypoglycaemia for metabolic and endocrine studies. Fatty acid oxidation defects, hyperinsulinism and adrenal insufficiency should always be excluded prior to organising controlled fasts. Controlled fasts are safe if conducted in an experienced setting with strict protocols in place. Failure to adhere to protocol can defeat the purpose of the study and can potentially be dangerous...
August 24, 2016: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Education and Practice Edition
Chun-Han Lo, Ding-Ping Sun
UNLABELLED: Insulinomas are the most common cause of hypoglycemia resulting from endogenous hyperinsulinism. Traditionally, inappropriately elevated levels of insulin in the face of hypoglycemia are the key to diagnosis. However, contradictory levels of insulin and C-peptide do not necessarily exclude the diagnosis. A 50-year-old female was brought to our emergency department because of conscious disturbance on the previous night. She had no history of diabetes mellitus, and was not using any medications or alcohol...
2016: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
S Bacon, M P Kyithar, E M Condron, N Vizzard, M Burke, M M Byrne
AIMS: HNF4A is an established cause of maturity onset diabetes of the young (MODY). Congenital hyperinsulinism can also be associated with mutations in the HNF4A gene. A dual phenotype is observed in HNF4A-MODY with hyperinsulinaemic hypoglycaemia in the neonatal period progressing to diabetes in adulthood. The nature and timing of the transition remain poorly defined. We performed an observational study to establish changes in glycaemia and insulin secretion over a 6-year period. We investigated glycaemic variability and hypoglycaemia in HNF4A-MODY using a continuous glucose monitoring system (CGMS)...
August 23, 2016: Acta Diabetologica
Davut Akin, Sehmus Ozmen, Ramazan Kaya
INTRODUCTION: Dysfunction of vascular access is an important reason of morbidity for dialysis patients and it is a major factor affecting the economical burden of hemodialysis. The preferred type of vascular access is creation of an arteriovenous fistula (AVF). However, the problem of fistula maturation rate is still a challenge. Herein, we tried to search the role of hyperinsulinism and insulin resistance as a new predictor of primary AVF failure (pAVFF) that may be a cause of intimal damage...
September 2016: Renal Failure
Robert L Rosenfield, David A Ehrmann
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) was hypothesized to result from functional ovarian hyperandrogenism (FOH) due to dysregulation of androgen secretion in 1989-1995. Subsequent studies have supported and amplified this hypothesis. When defined as otherwise unexplained hyperandrogenic oligoanovulation, two-thirds of PCOS cases have functionally typical FOH, characterized by 17-hydroxyprogesterone hyperresponsiveness to gonadotropin stimulation. Two-thirds of the remaining PCOS have FOH detectable by testosterone elevation after suppression of adrenal androgen production...
October 2016: Endocrine Reviews
Orhideja Stomnaroska-Damcevski, Elizabeta Petkovska, Snezana Jancevska, Dragan Danilovski
Neonatal hypoglycemia (NH) is one of the most common abnormalities encountered in the newborn. Maintaining glucose homeostasis is one of the important physiological events during fetal-to-neonatal transition. Transient low blood glucose concentrations are frequently encountered in the majority of healthy newborns and are the reflections of normal metabolic adaptation processes. Nevertheless, there is a great concern that prolonged or recurrent low blood glucose levels may result in long-term neurological and developmental consequences...
2015: Prilozi (Makedonska Akademija Na Naukite i Umetnostite. Oddelenie za Medicinski Nauki)
Silvia Martini, Arianna Aceti, Mario Lima, Michela Maffi, Giacomo Faldella, Luigi Corvaglia
Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is the most severe gastrointestinal complication of prematurity. Surgery, either peritoneal drainage placement or laparotomy with resection of the intestinal necrotic tracts, is the definitive treatment of perforated NEC; however, when clinical conditions contraindicate surgical approaches, little is known about medical treatments adjuvant or alternative to surgery. Octreotide is a synthetic somatostatin analog that inhibits pancreatic secretion and leads to splanchnic vasoconstriction...
August 2016: Pediatrics
Dorotea Ninković, Vladimir Sarnavka, Anica Bašnec, Mario Ćuk, Danijela Petković Ramadža, Ksenija Fumić, Vesna Kušec, René Santer, Ivo Barić
Hyperinsulinism-hyperammonemia (HI/HA) syndrome is a rare autosomal dominant disease characterized by recurrent hypoglycemia and persistent mild elevation of plasma ammonia. HI/HA syndrome is one of the more common forms of congenital hyperinsulinism (CHI), caused by activating mutations within the GLUD1 gene that encodes the mitochondrial enzyme glutamate dehydrogenase (GDH). We report here on monozygotic twin girls presented with fasting- and protein-induced hypoglycemia and mild persistent hyperammonemia...
September 1, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
Juntang Shao, Jennica L Zaro, Wei-Chiang Shen
Current subcutaneously (s.c.)-injected insulin (INS) products result in a hyperinsulin exposure to peripheral tissues (skeletal muscle and adipose) while INS hardly accesses to liver after injection. This unphysiological distribution raises risks of hypoglycemia episode and causes weight gain after long term treatment. An ideal INS replacement therapy requires the distribution or action of exogenous INS to more closely mimic physiological INS in terms of its preferential hepatic action. However, there are 2 factors that limit the ability of s...
April 2016: Tissue Barriers
Bing Han, Melanie Newbould, Gauri Batra, Edmund Cheesman, Ross J Craigie, Zainab Mohamed, Lindsey Rigby, Raja Padidela, Mars Skae, Aleksandr Mironov, Tobias Starborg, Karl E Kadler, Karen E Cosgrove, Indraneel Banerjee, Mark J Dunne
OBJECTIVES: To quantify islet cell nucleomegaly in controls and tissues obtained from patients with congenital hyperinsulinism in infancy (CHI) and to examine the association of nucleomegaly with proliferation. METHODS: High-content analysis of histologic sections and serial block-face scanning electron microscopy were used to quantify nucleomegaly. RESULTS: Enlarged islet cell nuclear areas were 4.3-fold larger than unaffected nuclei, and the mean nuclear volume increased to approximately threefold...
June 2016: American Journal of Clinical Pathology
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