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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805198/severe-reversible-hypocalcemic-cardiomyopathy-diagnosed-36-years-after-subtotal-thyroidectomy-a-case-report
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Waldemar Elikowski, Małgorzata Małek-Elikowska, Patrycja Lachowska-Kotowska
Chronic hypocalcemia, irrespectively of its etiology, can lead to severe impairment of the left ventricular (LV) contractility manifesting as dilated cardiomyopathy, usually defined as hypocalcemic cardiomyopathy (hypocaCM). This rarely diagnosed type of heart failure (HF), can be completely reversible, when treated properly with calcium and vitamin D supplementation or, in some subjects, with human recombinant parathormone. A CASE REPORT: The authors present a case of a 60-year-old male admitted with advanced pulmonary congestion, recurrent pulmonary edema and pleural effusion...
July 21, 2017: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803689/sun-exposure-influences-the-prognostic-power-of-components-of-mineral-metabolism-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease
#2
A Aceña, J A Franco-Peláez, C Gutierrez-Landaluce, A M Pello, C Cristóbal, N Tarín, A Huelmos, R Carda, M L Martín-Mariscal, J Alonso, E González-Parra, M L González-Casaus, Ó Lorenzo, L López Bescos, J Egido, J Tuñón
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Calcidiol (vitamin D metabolite) plasma levels vary with sun exposure (SE). However, it is not known if SE influences its prognostic ability. We have studied the effect of SE on plasma levels of the components of mineral metabolism (calcidiol, fibroblast growth factor-23 [FGF-23], parathormone [PTH], and phosphate [P]) and on their prognostic value in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). METHODS AND RESULTS: We studied prospectively 704 patients with stable CAD...
June 15, 2017: Nutrition, Metabolism, and Cardiovascular Diseases: NMCD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770447/the-effect-of-primary-hyperparathyroidism-on-pancreatic-exocrine-function
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P Sisman, M Avci, A Akkurt, A B Sahin, O O Gul, C Ersoy, E Erturk
BACKGROUND: Elastase-1 is a proteolytic enzyme secreted by pancreatic acinar cells, and measurements of the concentration this enzyme are used to evaluate pancreatic exocrine function. We aimed to determine whether pancreatic exocrine function declines due to chronic hypercalcemia by measuring fecal elastase levels. METHODS: 75 patients with primary hyperparathyroidism (18 men and 47 women) and 30 healthy subjects (11 men and 19 women) participated in this study...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751822/vitamin-d-deficiency-is-associated-with-increased-osteocalcin-levels-in-acute-aortic-dissection-a-pilot-study-on-elderly-patients
#4
Elena Vianello, Elena Dozio, Alessandra Barassi, Lorenza Tacchini, John Lamont, Santi Trimarchi, Massimiliano M Marrocco-Trischitta, Massimiliano M Corsi Romanelli
An imbalance between degradation and reconstruction of the aortic wall is one of the leading causes of acute aortic dissection (AAD). Vitamin D seems an intriguing molecule to explore in the field of AAD since it improves endothelial function and protects smooth muscle cells from inflammation-induced remodeling, calcification, and loss of function, all events which are strongly related to the aging process. We quantified 25-hydroxy vitamin D, calcium, parathormone, bone alkaline phosphatase, and osteocalcin levels in 24 elderly AAD patients to identify a potential pathological implication of these molecules in AAD...
2017: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741985/the-influence-of-fasudil-on-renal-proximal-tubular-cell-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-induced-by-parathormone
#5
Ziqing Gao, Weiping Zhu, Hua Zhang, Zhonghe Li, Tongxia Cui
BACKGROUND: Renal fibrosis is a common pathway through which a variety of chronic kidney diseases progress to end-stage renal disease. Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) of renal proximal tubular cells is one of the most important factors in renal fibrosis. This study investigates if fasudil could influence EMT of renal proximal tubular cells. METHODS: HK-2 cells in passage 3-4 were used for all experiments. The cells were divided into five groups and treated with different concentrations of PTH and then observe cellular morphological changes at 0, 24 and 48 h using an inverted microscope and investigate the expression of the epithelial cell marker E-cadherin and the renal fibroblast marker α-smooth muscle actin (α-SMA)...
November 2017: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740957/xenotransplantation-of-human-cryopreserved-parathyroid-tissue-isolated-from-parathyroid-adenomas-to-normocalcemic-rabbits
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Erhan Ayşan, Yiğit Düzköylü, İsmail Can, Nur Büyükpınarbaşılı
OBJECTIVE: Parathyroid allotransplantation is a new method for the treatment of permanent hypoparathyrodism. Adenoma cells are not used for transplantation because of the potential for functional or histopathologic transformation. In this study, we transplanted human adenomatous parathyroid cells to rabbits. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Parathyroid adenoma tissue taken from a male patient was cryopreserved and transplanted into seven New Zealand white rabbits (mean weight, 3700±220 g; mean age, 4...
2017: Turk J Surg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740520/vitamin-d-levels-and-their-impact-on-mineral-metabolism-in-hiv-infected-patients-an-exploratory-study
#7
Silvina Mastaglia, Dana Watson, Natalia Bello, Vanesa Fridman, Daniel Stecher, Beatriz Oliveri
Vitamin D has immunomodulating properties. The nuclear receptor for vitamin D is expressed in several immune cells, which convert 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25OHD) to the active form 1,25 hydroxyvitamin D [1,25(OH)2 D]. Under conditions of infection, 1,25(OH)2 D promotes production of cathelicidin (an antimicrobial peptide) in monocytes and activated macrophages. In vitro studies have shown the ability of cathelicidin to inhibit replication of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV-1) in T CD4 lymphocytes and macrophages...
January 2017: Clinical Cases in Mineral and Bone Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721219/two-rare-manifestations-of-primary-hyperparathyroidism-paralysis-and-peptic-ulcer-bleeding
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Maryam Heidarpour, Mehdi Karami, Pegah Hedayat, Ashraf Aminorroaya
Primary hyperparathyroidism revealed by thoracic spine brown tumor and peptic ulcer bleeding is rare. We presented a case of 33-year-old male patient who was admitted with paraplegia. Thoracic spine magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed extradural lesion at T4 level. He underwent surgical decompression in T4. According to histopathologic finding and elevated serum parathormone (PTH) and hypercalcemia (total serum calcium 12.1 mg/dL), the diagnosis of brown tumor was down. Ultrasonography of his neck showed a well-defined lesion of 26 × 14 × 6 mm...
2017: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705647/telomerase-activity-in-patients-with-stage-2-5d-chronic-kidney-disease
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Veysel Kidir, Ayse Aynali, Atila Altuntas, Salih Inal, Buket Aridogan, Mehmet Tugrul Sezer
BACKGROUND: Molecular mechanisms of increased cardiovascular mortality in chronic kidney disease (CKD) associated with biological age are not well understood. Recent studies support the hypothesis that common factors responsible for this phenomenon are cellular aging and telomere dysfunction. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to investigate the relation between telomerase activity and CKD stages. METHODS: The study included 120 patients who were followed-up for CKD stage 2-5D, composed of 30 patients of each stage and 30 healthy volunteers without any known disease who were admitted to our hospital for routine check-ups...
July 10, 2017: Nefrología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676023/vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-inhibitor-therapy-and-cardiovascular-and-renal-damage-in-renal-cell-carcinoma
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Silvia Lai, Alessio Molfino, Patrizia Seminara, Flavia Longo, Georgie Innico, Bettina Coppola, Daniela Mastroluca, Alessandro Galani, Mira Dimko, Paola Aceto, Carlo Lai
BACKGROUND: Sunitinib, a tyrosine kinase inhibitor of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), is approved for first and second line treatment of advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC). Knowledge on the effects of sunitinib on cardiovascular (CV) risk and renal damage is limited. AIM: To evaluate possible renal and CV damage in patients with RCC treated with sunitinib. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients with metastatic RCC treated with sunitinib were enrolled...
June 20, 2017: Current Vascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670529/a-prospective-study-on-role-of-supplemental-oral-calcium-and-vitamin-d-in-prevention-of-postthyroidectomy-hypocalcemia
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Krishnan Ravikumar, Dhalapathy Sadacharan, Sankaran Muthukumar, Thalavai Sundarram, Selladurai Periyasamy, R V Suresh
BACKGROUND: Postoperative transient hypocalcemia is sequelae of total thyroidectomy (TT), which is observed in up to 50% of patients. Routine oral calcium and Vitamin D supplementation have been proposed to prevent symptomatic hypocalcemia preventing morbidity and facilitating early discharge. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 208 patients with nontoxic benign thyroid disorders, undergoing TT, were serially randomized into four groups: Group A (no supplements were given), Group B (oral calcium - 2 g/day given), Group C (calcium and calcitriol - 1 mcg/day are given), and Group D (calcium, calcitriol, and cholecalciferol - 60,000 IU/day are given)...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658791/ectopic-parathyroid-adenoma-presenting-as-a-mediastinal-mass
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Aneesha Vaidya, Mangala Gouri, H M Sudha, Vijaya Mysorekar, Avinash Balekudura
A parathyroid adenoma present in an ectopic site, in the anterior mediastinum, is a rare cause of persistent hyperparathyroidism. Though its occurrence in the mediastinum is unusual, existence has been noted in literature for more than a century. We describe a case of a 35-year-old male presenting with complaints of pain abdomen, clinically diagnosed as acute necrotizing pancreatitis, with raised serum calcium. Patient received symptomatic treatment for the pancreatitis which subsided. However, high levels of serum calcium persisted...
May 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648505/hypothyroidism-associated-with-parathyroid-disorders
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REVIEW
Giovanna Mantovani, Francesca Marta Elli, Sabrina Corbetta
Hypothyroidism may occur in association with congenital parathyroid disorders determining parathyroid hormone insufficiency, which is characterized by hypocalcemia and concomitant inappropriately low secretion of parathormone (PTH). The association is often due to loss of function of genes common to thyroid and parathyroid glands embryonic development. Hypothyroidism associated with hypoparathyroidism is generally mild and not associated with goiter; moreover, it is usually part of a multisystemic involvement not restricted to endocrine function as occurs in patients with 22q11 microdeletion/DiGeorge syndrome, the most frequent disorders...
March 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644425/significance-of-parathyroid-scintigraphy-and-correlation-of-findings-with-parathyroid-hormone-values-in-patients-undergoing-hemodialysis
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Nermana Ahmetbegović, Nadira Suljagić, Vahidin Katica
Aim To compare finding of thyroid gland scintigraphy with serum concentration of parathyroid hormone in patients undergoing hemodialysis. Methods This retrospective-prospective study included 50 patients undergoing hemodialysis with established hyperparathyroidism who were treated at Cantonal Hospital Zenica in the period 2009 - 2014. Besides anthropological data, concentration of parathyroid hormone in serum of patients was monitored too. Scintigraphy was performed at the Department of Nuclear Medicine using two-headed gamma camera Prism 2000xp...
August 1, 2017: Medicinski Glasnik
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628402/calcium-bioavailability-from-mineral-waters-with-different-mineralization-in-comparison-to-milk-and-a-supplement
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Theresa Greupner, Inga Schneider, Andreas Hahn
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to compare the bioavailability of calcium from 3 mineral waters with different concentrations of minerals with that of milk and a calcium supplement. METHODS: A single-center, randomized controlled trial with a crossover design with 21 healthy men and women was conducted at the Institute of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Leibniz University Hannover. The participants consumed the 5 test products providing 300 mg of calcium each on 5 examination days with 1-week wash-out phases in between...
July 2017: Journal of the American College of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626366/current-developments-in-mobilization-of-hematopoietic-stem-and-progenitor-cells-and-their-interaction-with-niches-in-bone-marrow
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REVIEW
Rudolf Richter, Wolfgang Forssmann, Reinhard Henschler
The clinical application of hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells (HSPCs) has evolved from a highly experimental stage in the 1980s to a currently clinically established treatment for more than 20,000 patients annually who suffer from hematological malignancies and other severe diseases. Studies in numerous murine models have demonstrated that HSPCs reside in distinct niches within the bone marrow environment. Whereas transplanted HSPCs travel through the bloodstream and home to sites of hematopoiesis, HSPCs can be mobilized from these niches into the blood either physiologically or induced by pharmaceutical drugs...
June 2017: Transfusion Medicine and Hemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596785/oxidative-stress-and-angiogenesis-in-primary-hyperparathyroidism
#17
Mariusz Deska, Ewa Romuk, Oliwia Anna Segiet, Grzegorz Buła, Witold Truchanowski, Dominika Stolecka, Ewa Birkner, Jacek Gawrychowski
BACKGROUND: The inappropriate elevation of parathormone (PTH), which regulates the process of angiogenesis in parathyroid tissue, causes the changes of activity of enzymes responsible for the removal of free radicals. Parathyroidectomy (PTX) in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) lowers the level of PTH and leads to the reduction of risk of cardiovascular and all-cause mortality by normalization of the antioxidant status. Therefore, the aims of the study were to assess the activity of antioxidant enzymes and free radical reaction products in patients after parathyroidectomy, and to evaluate the correlation between the systemic oxidative stress and angiogenic parameters...
2017: European Surgery: ACA: Acta Chirurgica Austriaca
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580511/effect-of-recent-spinal-cord-injury-on-the-opg-rankl-system-and-its-relationship-with-bone-loss-and-the-response-to-denosumab-therapy
#18
L Gifre, S Ruiz-Gaspà, J L Carrasco, E Portell, J Vidal, A Muxi, A Monegal, N Guañabens, P Peris
There is marked bone loss after spinal cord injury (SCI); however, its pathogenesis and clinical management remain unclear. The increased circulating levels of receptor activator of nuclear factor kB ligand (RANKL) associated with bone loss shortly after SCI and the prevention of bone loss with denosumab treatment suggest a contributory role of RANKL in SCI-induced osteoporosis. INTRODUCTION: Bone turnover and bone loss are markedly increased shortly after SCI. However, the pathogenesis and clinical management of this process remain unclear, especially the role of the osteoprotegerin (OPG)/RANKL system in this disorder...
June 4, 2017: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579148/effect-of-time-of-administration-of-teriparatide-on-bone-mineral-density-in-glucocorticoid-induced-osteoporosis
#19
Silvina R Mastaglia
Teriparatide (TPTD) (recombinant DNA origin human parathormone [1-34]) is approved for the treatment of glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis (GIO). There are reports of factors that affect the response to TPTD in GIO treatment. This work describes the case of a 71-yr-old woman diagnosed with lupus nephropathy treated with 40 mg/d of meprednisone, and who suffered multiple vertebral fractures. Despite treatment with a single 5 mg dose of zoledronic acid, the patient continued to have vertebral fractures. Treatment with 20 µg/d of subcutaneous TPTD (PTH1-34, Forteo; Eli Lilly Co...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Densitometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546708/unilateral-exploration-for-parathyroid-adenoma
#20
Maddibande Ramachar Sreevathsa, Khyati Melanta
Between January 2012 to 2016, 20 patients with primary hyperparathyroidism underwent surgical exploration for presumed diagnosis of parathyroid adenoma. Nineteen patients underwent ultrasonography of neck and USG was found to be accurate in localizing the adenoma in 84.2%. Seventeen patients underwent sestamibi isotope scanning and imaging correlated with operative findings in 94.1%. Combined accuracy of ulrasound and sestamibi scan which was done in 17 patients was 95%. Seventeen patients underwent unilateral exploration and there was resolution of disease in 94...
June 2017: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology
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