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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132721/endocrine-pathology-past-present-and-future
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REVIEW
Sylvia L Asa, Ozgur Mete
Endocrine pathology is the subspecialty of diagnostic pathology which deals with the diagnosis and characterisation of neoplastic and non-neoplastic diseases of the endocrine system. This relatively young subspecialty was initially focused mainly on thyroid and parathyroid pathology, with some participants also involved in studies of the pituitary, the endocrine pancreas, and the adrenal glands. However, the endocrine system involves much more than these traditional endocrine organs and the discipline has grown to encompass lesions of the dispersed neuroendocrine cells, including neuroendocrine tumours (NETs) of the lungs, gastrointestinal tract, thymus, breast and prostate, as well as paraganglia throughout the body, not just in the adrenals...
November 10, 2017: Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113155/poems-syndrome-presentation-with-progressive-weakness-in-upper-and-lower-limbs-a-case-report
#2
Chuang-Jie Cao, Cheng-Yun Dou, Ke-Hua Zhou, Jin-Bo Liu, Hong Lai
Polyneuropathy, organomegaly, endocrinopathy, M proteins, and skin changes (POEMS) syndrome is a rare variant of plasma cell disorders with multiple systemic manifestations. A 50-year-old female patient presented with progressive weakness in her upper and lower limbs; tingling, numbness and burning in her feet; polyneuropathy (demyelinating in the majority of cases of POEMS syndrome); monoclonal plasma cell disorder (typicallyλ-restricted in cases of POEMS syndrome); sclerotic lesions on the spine and pelvis; organomegaly, including hepatomegaly, splenomegaly and lymphadenopathy; edema; pleural effusion; adrenal, thyroidal, pituitary, gonadal and pancreatic endocrinopathy; skin changes, including hyperpigmentation, dry skin and hypertrichosis; thrombocytosis; pulmonary hypertension; low vitamin B12 and weight loss...
November 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098662/deregulation-of-the-growth-hormone-insulin-like-growth-factor-1-axis-in-adults-with-cystic-fibrosis
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C Pascucci, R V De Biase, D Savi, S Quattrucci, A M Isidori, C Lubrano, L Gnessi, A Lenzi
PURPOSE: Patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) present with signs and symptoms that overlap with those of adult growth hormone deficiency (GHD) syndrome: loss of muscle mass, bone fragility and lower stress tolerance. In literature, the prevalence of GHD in pediatric CF patients is higher than general population, but these studies have been performed on children with growth delay. To our knowledge, there are no studies on adult patients. The aim of this paper is to evaluate GH-IGF1 axis in an adult CF population...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098199/ectopic-thyroid-tissue-in-the-adrenal-gland-mimicking-a-pheochromocytoma
#4
Shu-Chi Wang, Siu-Wan Hung, Chen-Hui Lee, Hao-Chung Ho, Yen-Chuan Ou, Cheng-Kuang Yang
Ectopic thyroid tissue in the adrenal gland (ETTAG) usually presents as a well-circumscribed cystic mass on a CT scan. However, the MRI features of ETTAG are incompletely understood. We report a case of ectopic thyroid tissue in the adrenal gland, which demonstrates findings similar to those of a pheochromocytoma on the MRI.
2017: Journal of Endourology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095280/primary-hypothyroidism-and-isolated-acth-deficiency-induced-by-nivolumab-therapy-case-report-and-review
#5
REVIEW
Mei Fang Zeng, Li Chen, Hong Ying Ye, Wei Gong, Li Nuo Zhou, Yi Ming Li, Xiao Long Zhao
RATIONALE: Nivolumab is a monoclonal IgG antibody blocking programmed death receptor-1 (PD1), leading to restoration of the natural T-cell-mediated immune response against the cancer cells. However, it also causes plenty of autoimmune-related adverse events, which often involves endocrine system. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 54-year-old male with renal clear cell carcinoma was treated with nivolumab intravenously. Routine monitoring showed elevated thyroid-stimulating hormone and low free thyroxine after the 6th administration of nivolumab...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093678/immune-related-adverse-events-associated-with-anti-pd-1-pd-l1-treatment-for-malignancies-a-meta-analysis
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Peng-Fei Wang, Yang Chen, Si-Ying Song, Ting-Jian Wang, Wen-Jun Ji, Shou-Wei Li, Ning Liu, Chang-Xiang Yan
Background: Treatment of cancers with programmed cell death protein 1 (PD-1) pathway inhibitors can lead to immune-related adverse events (irAEs), which could be serious and even fetal. Therefore, clinicians should be aware of the characteristics of irAEs associated with the use of such drugs. Methods: The MEDLINE, EMBASE, and Cochrane databases were searched to find potential studies using the following strategies: anti-PD-1/PD-L1 treatment; irAEs; and cancer. R© package Meta was used to pool incidence. Results: Forty-six studies representing 12,808 oncologic patients treated with anti-PD-1/PD-L1 agents were included in the meta-analysis...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089364/primary-adrenal-insufficiency-in-adult-population-a-portuguese-multicentre-study-by-the-adrenal-tumours-study-group
#7
Lia Ferreira, Joao Silva, Susana Garrido, Carlos Bello, Diana Oliveira, Hélder Simões, Isabel Paiva, Joana Guimarães, Marta Ferreira, Maria Teresa Pereira, Rita Bettencourt-Silva, Ana Filipa Martins, Tiago Silva, Vera Fernandes, Maria Ferreira
INTRODUCTION: Primary adrenal insufficiency (PAI) is a rare but severe and potentially life-threatening condition. No previous studies have characterized Portuguese patients with PAI. AIMS: To characterize the clinical presentation, diagnostic workup, treatment and follow-up of Portuguese patients with confirmed PAI. METHODS: This multicentre retrospective study examined PAI patients in 12 Portuguese hospitals. RESULTS: We investigated 278 patients with PAI (55...
October 31, 2017: Endocrine Connections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29083134/clinical-endocrinology-and-hormones-quantitation-the-increasing-role-of-mass-spectrometry
#8
Federica D'Aurizio, Marco Cantù
Clinical endocrinology has always had a close relationship with laboratory medicine. In fact, the quantification of hormones is of great importance for diagnosis, treatment, recurrence and patient's prognosis of endocrine disorders. This review dealt with the role of the laboratory in diagnosing endocrine pathologies related to adrenal gland, pituitary, gonads and thyroid. The measurements of the main hormones (17- hydroxyprogesterone, androstenedione, dehydroepiandrosterone sulphate, testosterone, estradiol, cortisol, aldosterone, metanephrines, thyroglobulin and insulin-like-growth factor-1) were described considering analytical characteristics but also some aspects of pre-analytical and post- analytical steps...
October 27, 2017: Minerva Endocrinologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080770/atypical-fatal-sarcocystosis-associated-with-sarcocystis-neurona-in-a-white-nosed-coati-nasua-narica-molaris
#9
Jitender P Dubey, John G Trupkiewicz, Shiv K Verma, Joseph D Mowery, Gloria Adedoyin, Tim Georoff, Michael E Grigg
The protozoan parasite Sarcocystis neurona is an important cause of disease in horses (equine protozoal myeloencephalitis, EPM) and marine mammals. Isolated reports of clinical EPM-like disease have been documented in a zebra, raccoon, domestic cat, domestic dog, ferret, skunk, mink, lynx, red panda and fisher. The predominant disease is encephalomyelitis associated with schizonts in neural tissues. Here, we report highly disseminated sarcocystosis, in many tissues of a captive White-nosed coati (Nasua narica molaris)...
November 30, 2017: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078756/effects-of-lung-protective-mechanical-ventilation-associated-with-permissive-respiratory-acidosis-on-regional-extra-pulmonary-blood-flow-in-experimental-ards
#10
Rudolf Hering, Stefan Kreyer, Christian Putensen
BACKGROUND: Lung protective mechanical ventilation with limited peak inspiratory pressure has been shown to affect cardiac output in patients with ARDS. However, little is known about the impact of lung protective mechanical ventilation on regional perfusion, especially when associated with moderate permissive respiratory acidosis. We hypothesized that lung protective mechanical ventilation with limited peak inspiratory pressure and moderate respiratory acidosis results in an increased cardiac output but unequal distribution of blood flow to the different organs of pigs with oleic-acid induced ARDS...
October 27, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29074327/thyrotropic-activity-of-corticotropin-releasing-hormone-in-an-altricial-bird-species-the-zebra-finch-taeniopygia-guttata
#11
Yugo Watanabe, Sylvia V H Grommen, Bert De Groef
In chicken, corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH) acts as a thyrotropin (TSH)-releasing factor, mediated by the type 2 CRH receptor (CRHR2) on the thyrotropes of the pituitary gland. It is not known whether CRH also controls TSH release in non-precocial avian species that have a different pattern of thyroidal activity during their life cycle. Therefore, we investigated the TSH-releasing capacity of CRH in an altricial species, the zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata). Cellular localisation of type 1 CRH receptor (CRHR1) and CRHR2 mRNA in the pituitary was determined by in situ hybridisation, combined with immunohistochemical staining of pituitary thyrotropes...
October 23, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29062486/cardiac-tamponade-in-a-patient-with-autoimmune-polyglandular-syndrome-type-2
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Andromachi Vryonidou, Stavroula A Paschou, Fotini Dimitropoulou, Panagiotis Anagnostis, Vasiliki Tzavara, Apostolos Katsivas
We describe a case of a 40-year-old woman who was admitted to the intensive care unit with a rapid onset of dyspnea and orthopnea. She presented progressive weakness, weight loss and secondary amenorrhea during last year, while intermittent fever was present for the last two months. Initial biochemical evaluation showed anemia, hyponatremia and increased C-reactive protein levels. Clinical and echocardiographic evaluation revealed cardiac tamponade, which was treated with pericardiocentesis. Pleural fluid samples were negative for malignancy, tuberculosis or bacterial infection...
2017: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036015/transient-pituitary-acth-dependent-cushing-syndrome-caused-by-an-immune-checkpoint-inhibitor-combination
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Jeremy Lupu, Cécile Pages, Pauline Laly, Julie Delyon, Marie Laloi, Antoine Petit, Nicole Basset-Seguin, Imen Oueslati, Anne-Marie Zagdanski, Jacques Young, Clara Bouche, Céleste Lebbé, Jean-François Gautier
Immune checkpoint inhibitors have improved survival in numerous advanced malignancies, but are associated with a number of immune-related adverse events, including endocrinopathies. Endogenous Cushing's syndrome (CS) is a rare disorder resulting from exposure to high levels of circulating cortisol. CS can be caused either by adrenal cortex tumors or hyperplasia or by pituitary or extra-pituitary tumors over-secreting ACTH (known as ACTH-dependent CS). We report the first case of transient ACTH-dependent CS, which appeared after combined ipilimumab and nivolumab therapy...
December 2017: Melanoma Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026467/chromogranin-a-as-a-biochemical-marker-for-neuroendocrine-tumors-a-single-center-experience-at-royal-hospital-oman
#14
Elham S Al-Risi, Fatma S Al-Essry, Waad-Allah S Mula-Abed
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the significance of serum chromogranin A (CgA) status in patients with and without different neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) by conducting a retrospective assessment of the diagnostic utility and limitations of CgA as a biomarker for NETs in a tertiary care hospital in Oman. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective analysis of CgA requests referred to the Clinical Biochemistry Laboratory, Royal Hospital, Oman over a 24-month period (April 2012 to March 2014)...
September 2017: Oman Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025857/endocrine-side-effects-of-cancer-immunotherapy
#15
REVIEW
Priscilla Cukier, Fernando C Santini, Mariana Scaranti, Ana O Hoff
Immune checkpoint inhibitors have recently become a cornerstone for the treatment of different advanced cancers. These drugs, represented mainly by monoclonal antibodies anti-cytotoxic T-lymphocyte antigen 4 (CTLA-4), anti-programmed cell death protein-1 (PD-1) and anti-PD-1 ligand molecules (PD-L1 and L2), have the ability to reactivate the immune system against tumor cells, but can also trigger a myriad of autoimmune side effects, termed immune-related adverse events (irAEs). In particular, there are a number of endocrine-related irAEs...
December 2017: Endocrine-related Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990742/autoimmune-endocrine-diseases
#16
Rosaria M Ruggeri, Giuseppe Giuffrida, Alfredo Campennì
The endocrine system is interested by several autoimmune diseases, characterized by different impact and severity, according to the organs involved. Autoimmune thyroid disorders (i.e. Hashimoto's thyroiditis and Graves' disease) and type 1 diabetes mellitus are the most common autoimmune endocrine disorders, while hypophysitis, adrenalitis (90% of cases of primary hypocortisolism or Addison's disease), premature ovarian failure and hypoparathyroidism represent quite rare conditions. Autoimmune endocrine diseases can also coexist in the same individuals and cluster in families...
October 9, 2017: Minerva Endocrinologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988577/pathophysiology-of-the-effects-of-alcohol-abuse-on-the-endocrine-system
#17
Nadia Rachdaoui, Dipak K Sarkar
Alcohol can permeate virtually every organ and tissue in the body, resulting in tissue injury and organ dysfunction. Considerable evidence indicates that alcohol abuse results in clinical abnormalities of one of the body's most important systems, the endocrine system. This system ensures proper communication between various organs, also interfacing with the immune and nervous systems, and is essential for maintaining a constant internal environment. The endocrine system includes the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis, the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis, the hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid axis, the hypothalamic-pituitary-growth hormone/insulin-like growth factor-1 axis, and the hypothalamic-posterior pituitary axis, as well as other sources of hormones, such as the endocrine pancreas and endocrine adipose tissue...
2017: Alcohol Research: Current Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984197/circular-rna-expression-profiles-and-features-in-human-tissues-a-study-using-rna-seq-data
#18
Tianyi Xu, Jing Wu, Ping Han, Zhongming Zhao, Xiaofeng Song
BACKGROUND: Circular RNA (circRNA) is one type of noncoding RNA that forms a covalently closed continuous loop. Similar to long noncoding RNA (lncRNA), circRNA can act as microRNA (miRNA) 'sponges' to regulate gene expression, and its abnormal expression is related to diseases such as atherosclerosis, nervous system disorders and cancer. So far, there have been no systematic studies on circRNA abundance and expression profiles in human adult and fetal tissues. RESULTS: We explored circRNA expression profiles using RNA-seq data for six adult and fetal normal tissues (colon, heart, kidney, liver, lung, and stomach) and four gland normal tissues (adrenal gland, mammary gland, pancreas, and thyroid gland)...
October 3, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28980762/case-report-of-18-f-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron-emission-tomography-computed-tomography-imaging-of-a-patient-with-multiple-endocrine-gland-metastases-from-small-cell-lung-cancer
#19
Hongguang Zhao, Chenghe Lin, Benzheng Jiao, Ri Sa, Sen Hou, Songbai Xu
Synchronous multiple endocrine gland metastasis caused by small cell lung cancer (SCLC) is rare. A patient was investigated for primary cancer because of suspected brain metastasis on computed tomography (CT). Baseline (18) F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET)-CT was positive in the lung and multiple endocrine glands (right thyroid, right breast, pancreatic body, right adrenal gland, and left ovary). Histopathology confirmed small cell lung cancer. The patient's symptoms were alleviated after chemotherapy and brain radiotherapy...
October 5, 2017: Thoracic Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28973656/incidence-of-endocrine-dysfunction-following-the-use-of-different-immune-checkpoint-inhibitor-regimens-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#20
Romualdo Barroso-Sousa, William T Barry, Ana C Garrido-Castro, F Stephen Hodi, Le Min, Ian E Krop, Sara M Tolaney
Importance: If not promptly recognized, endocrine dysfunction can be life threatening. The incidence and risk of developing such adverse events (AEs) following the use of immune checkpoint inhibitor (ICI) regimens are unknown. Objective: To compare the incidence and risk of endocrine AEs following treatment with US Food and Drug Administration-approved ICI regimens. Data Sources: A PubMed search through July 18, 2016, using the following keywords was performed: "ipilimumab," "MDX-010," "nivolumab," "BMS-963558," "pembrolizumab," "MK-3475," "atezolizumab," "MPDL3280A," and "phase...
September 28, 2017: JAMA Oncology
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