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Thyroid, pediatrics

Stephanie J Attarian, Sandra L Leibel, Ping Yang, Danielle N Alfano, Brian P Hackett, F Sessions Cole, Aaron Hamvas
BACKGROUND: Mutations in the NKX2-1 gene are associated with lung disease in infants and children. We hypothesize that disruption of normal surfactant gene expression with these mutations contributes to the respiratory phenotypes observed. METHODS: To assess transactivational activity, co-transfection of luciferase reporter vectors containing surfactant protein B or C (SFTPB or SFTPC) promoters with NKX2-1 plasmids was performed and luciferase activity measured...
March 14, 2018: Pediatric Research
Lin Xie, Jay Onysko, Howard Morrison
INTRODUCTION: Surveillance of childhood cancer incidence trends can inform etiologic research, policy and programs. This study presents the first population-based report on demographic and geographic variations in incidence trends of detailed pediatric diagnostic groups in Canada. METHODS: The Canadian Cancer Registry data were used to calculate annual age-standardized incidence rates (ASIRs) from 1992 to 2010 among children less than 15 years of age by sex, age and region for the 12 main diagnostic groups and selected subgroups of the International Classification of Childhood Cancer (ICCC), 3rd edition...
March 2018: Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention in Canada
Olcay Güngör, Ahmet Kağan Özkaya, Fatih Temiz
The aim of this study was to evaluate the thyroid function alterations in a group of epileptic children taking antiepileptic drugs. The study included a total of 183 pediatric epilepsy patients, aged 15 months-16 years, comprising 114 patients treated with valproic acid, 69 patients treated with phenobarbital, and 151 age-matched healthy volunteers as the control group. Serum levels of thyroid hormones were measured before the beginning of the antiepileptic therapy and after 12 months of treatment. Thyroid-stimulating hormone levels were significantly higher in the 12th month of phenobarbital and valproic acid treatment...
March 5, 2018: Acta Neurologica Belgica
Amy L Dimachkieh, Allison Dobbie, Damon R Olson, Mark A Lovell, Jeremy D Prager
OBJECTIVE: To review tracheal paragangliomas and describe the clinical presentation, radiologic findings, operative management, and histologic findings of a pediatric patient who presented with stridor refractory to traditional asthma therapy. METHODS: Chart review of an 8-year-old male who presented to a tertiary care pediatric hospital and literature review of tracheal paragangliomas. RESULTS: We present the case of an 8-year-old male who presented with new-onset of wheezing and dyspnea on exertion...
April 2018: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Osamu Uemura, Naoyuki Iwata, Takuhito Nagai, Satoshi Yamakawa, Satoshi Hibino, Masaki Yamamoto, Masaru Nakano, Kazuki Tanaka
To determine the optimal method of evaluating kidney function in patients with thyroid dysfunction, this study compared the estimated glomerular filtration rate derived from serum creatinine, cystatin C, or β2-microglobulin with inulin or creatinine clearance in two pediatric patients, one with hypothyroidism and the other with hyperthyroidism. It was observed that the kidney function decreased in a hypothyroid child and enhanced in a hyperthyroid child, with their kidney function becoming normalized by treatment with drugs, which normalized their thyroid function...
February 28, 2018: CEN Case Reports
Marwan H Adly, Mohamed Sobhy, Mohamed A Rezk, Medhat Ishak, Mahmoud A Afifi, Ayman El Shafie, Mahmoud Ahmed Ali, Wael Zekri, Ahmad Samir Alfaar, Wafaa M Rashed
BACKGROUND: Thyroid carcinoma is a very rare tumor in the pediatric age group, accounting for only 1.5-3% of childhood carcinomas in the United States and Europe. We aimed to identify the risk of a second malignancy among pediatric thyroid cancer survivors. METHODS: The cohort analysis consisted of pediatric cancer patients aged less than 20 years, diagnosed with a primary thyroid cancer, identified by site code ICD-0-3: C739, and reported to the SEER 9 database between 1973 and 2013...
February 28, 2018: International Journal of Clinical Oncology
Travis F D Souza, Steven G Hoshal, Ridwaan Albeiruti, Mario P Zambito, Giuseppe M Zambito, Faizan M Khan, Bennett P Samuel, Teri L Crumb, Surender Rajasekaran, Joseph J Vettukattil
BACKGROUND: To develop an understanding of current practices in the management of transient secondary hypothyroidism in pediatric postoperative cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) patients. METHODS: Electronic survey comprising a 10-item questionnaire was sent to sixty-four high volume pediatric heart centers in the United States and United Kingdom. Survey participants included cardiologist, intensivists, cardiothoracic surgeons, and advanced practice providers. A retrospective chart review was also performed at a large regional referral center in the Midwest on subjects 0-18 years old who underwent CPB from 2005-2015...
February 26, 2018: Current Cardiology Reviews
Alexandria L Irace, Catherine Shank, Eelam A Adil, Michael J Cunningham, Kosuke Kawai, Georgios Sideridis, Reza Rahbar
Importance: Monitoring current trends in pediatric otolaryngology will help adjust our training and practice paradigms in a way that ensures the long-term viability of the specialty. Objectives: To gauge the current scope of pediatric otolaryngology (ORL) practice within and outside of the United States and to identify changes in caseload over the past decade. Design, Setting, and Participants: An online survey was sent to pediatric ORL chairs and/or fellowship directors at 42 institutions in the United States and abroad...
February 22, 2018: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
Yifang Hu, Kuanfeng Xu, Lin Jiang, Lijuan Zhang, He Shi, Dai Cui
AIMS: In this article, we conducted an updated meta-analysis with trial sequential analysis (TSA) to refine the associations between three common single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the CTLA-4 gene (+49A/G, CT60, and -318C/T) and Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT). METHODS: Statistical association analyses were performed using four genetic models, including the allelic, codominant, dominant, and recessive models with the Revman 5.3, Stata 14.0, and TSA 0.9 software...
February 20, 2018: Genetic Testing and Molecular Biomarkers
Christina Tatsi, Meg Keil, Charalampos Lyssikatos, Elena Belyavskaya, Constantine A Stratakis, Maya B Lodish
Glucocorticoids are widely used for immunosuppression in autoimmune diseases. After the resolution of hypercortisolemia, the immune system recovers allowing for autoimmune diseases to manifest. Here we investigated the presence of autoimmune and related diseases that developed after cure of endogenous Cushing syndrome (CS) in children. We identified 129 children who were diagnosed and successfully treated for endogenous CS at the National Institutes of Health from 1997 until 2017, and who were followed for at least 6 months after treatment...
February 19, 2018: Hormone and Metabolic Research, Hormon- und Stoffwechselforschung, Hormones et Métabolisme
S L Samuels, L F Surrey, C P Hawkes, M Amberge, S Mostoufi-Moab, J E Langer, N S Adzick, K Kazahaya, T Bhatti, Z Baloch, V A LiVolsi, A J Bauer
Context: In adults, non-invasive follicular variant papillary thyroid carcinoma (FVPTC) is considered low risk for metastasis and persistent/recurrent disease. Objective: The goal of this study was to assess the clinical, sonographic, and histopathological features of FVPTC in a pediatric cohort. Design: A retrospective review of subjects < 19 years of age with papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) who underwent thyroidectomy between January 2010 and July 2015...
February 8, 2018: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
Ryota Otsubo, Zhanna Mussazhanova, Yuko Akazawa, Ayako Sato, Katsuya Matsuda, Megumi Matsumoto, Hiroshi Yano, Michiko Matsuse, Norisato Mitsutake, Takao Ando, Daisuke Niino, Takeshi Nagayasu, Masahiro Nakashima
BACKGROUND: There have been great concerns about pediatric thyroid cancers after the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in 2011. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case of a 7-year-old Japanese girl with sporadic papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) harboring an ETV6/NTRK3 rearrangement. The patient presented with tumors in both lobes and underwent thyroidectomy followed by radioactive iodine (RAI) ablation. Histopathology showed a classic type of PTC with cervical lymph node metastasis...
February 10, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
Mikhail Fridman, Olga Krasko, Alfred King-Yin Lam
There is lack of data to predict lymph node metastases in pediatric thyroid cancer. The aims are to study (1) the factors affecting the lymph node metastases in children and adolescence with papillary thyroid carcinoma in region exposed to radiation and (2) to evaluate the predictive significance of these factors for lateral compartment lymphadenectomy. Five hundred and nine patients with papillary thyroid carcinoma underwent total thyroidectomy and lymph nodes resection (central and lateral compartments of the neck) surgery during the period of 1991-2010 in Belarus were recruited...
January 9, 2018: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
C Spinelli, F Tognetti, S Strambi, R Morganti, M Massimino, P Collini
PROBLEM STATEMENT: The aim of our study was to identify predictive factors for lymph node metastases (LNM) in children and adolescents with papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) and their impact on survival. METHODS: The authors conducted an Italian multicentric retrospective analysis on 132 pediatric patients (0-18 years old) affected by PTC between 2000 and 2014. The investigated variables were demographic characteristics of the patients, clinicopathological features of PTCs, and persistence/recurrence of disease...
January 30, 2018: World Journal of Surgery
Rachel A Mariani, Rachel Kadakia, Nicoleta C Arva
BACKGROUND: Noninvasive encapsulated follicular variant of papillary thyroid carcinoma (noniEFVPTC) has low risk of adverse outcome in adults, warranting reclassification as noninvasive follicular thyroid neoplasm with papillary-like nuclear features (NIFTP). In children, thyroid nodules have higher risk of malignancy and it is unknown if encapsulated FVPTC (EFVPTC) and infiltrative FVPTC (IFVPTC) tumors have different behavior. We analyzed the clinicopathologic features of follicular variant of papillary thyroid carcinoma (FVPTC) subtypes in our pediatric population to determine if noniEFVPTC has an indolent course as reported in adults...
January 30, 2018: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
Maria Marcu, Mihaela Hedesiu, Benjamin Salmon, Ruben Pauwels, Andreas Stratis, Anne Caroline Costa Oenning, Mike E Cohen, Reinhilde Jacobs, Mihaela Baciut, Raluca Roman, Cristian Dinu, Horatiu Rotaru, Ioan Barbur
BACKGROUND: An increasing number of CBCT units and a wide variability of radiation doses have been reported in dentistry lately. AIM: To estimate the effective, cumulative, and organ absorbed doses in children exposed to CBCT over 2 years. DESIGN: A prospective study was conducted in children who underwent CBCT diagnostic imaging with the ProMax3D machine. Organ and effective doses were calculated by Monte Carlo simulation using 5- and 8-year-old pediatric voxel phantoms...
January 22, 2018: International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry
Sedat Giray Kandemirli, Zuhal Bayramoglu, Emine Caliskan, Zeynep Nur Akyol Sari, Ibrahim Adaletli
OBJECTIVE: Hashimoto's thyroiditis is the most common autoimmune thyroid disorder in the pediatric age range. Measurement of thyroid gland size is an essential component in evaluation and follow-up of thyroid pathologies. Along with size, tissue elasticity is becoming a more commonly used parameter in evaluation of parenchyma in inflammatory diseases. The aim of the current study was to assess thyroid parenchyma elasticity by shear-wave elastography in pediatric patients with Hashimoto's thyroiditis; and compare the elasticity values to a normal control group...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics
Yun-Jin Lee, Sang Ook Nam, Kyung-Min Kim, Young Mi Kim, Gyu Min Yeon
Background and Purpose: The aim of this study is to evaluate the prevalence of hypothyroidism and the change of thyroid hormone level in the children with epilepsy on a ketogenic diet (KD). Methods: The levels of serum free thyroxine (fT4) and thyroid-stimulation hormone (TSH) were measured at the start of the KD and at 6- to 12-month intervals in children with intractable epilepsy. Hypothyroidism was defined as fT4 level < 0.8 ng/dL and TSH level > 6.0 μIU/mL...
December 2017: Journal of Epilepsy Research
Kris Ann P Schultz, Gretchen M Williams, Junne Kamihara, Douglas R Stewart, Anne K Harris, Andrew J Bauer, Joyce Turner, Rachana Shah, Katherine Schneider, Kami Wolfe Schneider, Ann Garrity Carr, Laura A Harney, Shari Baldinger, A Lindsay Frazier, Daniel Orbach, Dominik T Schneider, David Malkin, Louis P Dehner, Yoav H Messinger, Ashley Hill
Pathogenic germline DICER1 variants cause a hereditary cancer predisposition syndrome with a variety of manifestations. In addition to conferring increased cancer risks for pleuropulmonary blastoma (PPB) and ovarian sex cord-stromal tumors, particularly Sertoli-Leydig cell tumor, individuals with pathogenic germline DICER1 variants may also develop lung cysts, cystic nephroma, renal sarcoma and Wilms tumor, nodular hyperplasia of the thyroid, nasal chondromesenchymal hamartoma, ciliary body medulloepithelioma, genitourinary embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma and brain tumors including pineoblastoma and pituitary blastoma...
January 17, 2018: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
Giuseppina Zirilli, Laura Cannavò, Francesco Vermiglio, Maria Antonia Violi, Filippo De Luca, Malgorzata Wasniewska
BACKGROUND: The available studies concerning the influence of age on the phenotypical expression of differentiated thyroid carcinoma (DTC) have hitherto compared DTC presentation either between pre-pubertal and pubertal children or between pediatric patients and aged adults; aim of this study was to ascertain for the first time whether presentation of DTC may significantly vary according to age, even within a peculiar study population covering only young patients aged less than 30 years...
January 17, 2018: Italian Journal of Pediatrics
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