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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219987/a-unique-angiotensin-sensitive-neuronal-population-coordinates-neuroendocrine-cardiovascular-and-behavioral-responses-to-stress
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Annette D de Kloet, Lei Wang, Soledad Pitra, Helmut Hiller, Justin A Smith, Yalun Tan, Dani Nguyen, Karlena M Cahill, Colin Sumners, Javier E Stern, Eric G Krause
Stress elicits neuroendocrine, autonomic and behavioral responses that mitigate homeostatic imbalance and ensure survival; however, chronic engagement of such responses promotes psychological, cardiovascular and metabolic impairments. Over recent years, the renin-angiotensin system has emerged as a key mediator of stress responding and its related pathologies, but the neuronal circuits that orchestrate these interactions are not known. These studies combine the use of the Cre-recombinase/loxP system in mice with optogenetics to structurally and functionally characterize angiotensin type-1a receptor-containing neurons of the paraventricular nucleus of the hypothalamus, the goal being to determine the extent of their involvement in the regulation of stress responses...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217586/occult-endocrine-dysfunction-in-patients-with-cirrhosis-of-liver
#2
K V S Hari Kumar, A K Pawah, Manish Manrai
BACKGROUND: Liver dysfunction leads to endocrine disturbance due to the alteration in protein metabolism or synthesis. We studied the presence of occult endocrine dysfunction in liver cirrhosis and compared the same with underlying etiology. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We evaluated thirty patients with liver cirrhosis in this cross-sectional, observational study. All subjects were assessed for pituitary, thyroid, adrenal, and gonadal function. The patients were divided into Group 1 (cirrhosis, n = 30) and Group 2 (controls, n = 15) and the data were analyzed with appropriate statistical tests...
July 2016: Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155838/periprosthetic-metastatic-lesion-in-stem-region-after-tha-case-study
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Janusz Płomiński, Artur Pepłoński, Mateusz Jeśkiewicz
The paper describes a periprosthetic metastatic lesion in the stem region which developed 4 years after cementless total hip arthroplasty in a 64-year-old female patient. The patient underwent primary THA due to osteoarthritis in 2010. In June 2014, she presented with increasing hip pain. Diagnostic imaging revealed a periprosthetic osteolytic lesion in the stem region. The patient was referred to the Orthopaedic Department for further evaluation with a suspicion of pyogenic osteomyelitis. An open surgical biopsy was performed...
November 30, 2016: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148588/lesson-of-the-month-1-subacute-thyroiditis-a-rare-cause-of-fever-of-unknown-origin
#4
Fatima Amar Bahowairath, Nicholas Woodhouse, Samir Hussain, Mujahid Al Busaidi
Fever of unknown origin (FUO) is sometimes a diagnostic dilemma for clinicians. Endocrine causes reported in the literature include subacute thyroiditis, thyrotoxicosis, adrenal insufficiency and pheochromocytoma. Among these, subacute thyroiditis is often overlooked as it can occasionally lack typical symptoms. This case illustrates the fact that subacute thyroiditis should be considered as a possible cause of fever even if signs and symptoms of hyperthyroidism and thyroid tenderness are absent.
February 2017: Clinical Medicine: Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of London
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134695/multiple-endocrine-neoplasia-type-2b-unmasked-by-18f-fdg-pet-ct-and-131i-mibg-spect-ct
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Xun Sun, Maher Mohamad Rajab Arnous, Xiaoli Lan
F-FDG PET/CT was performed to detect an occult malignancy in a 26-year-old woman with complicated medical history which included paroxysmal hypertension and significantly elevated tumor marker. The images revealed lesions in the thyroid, lymph nodes, and bilateral adrenal glands. Further I-MIBG SPECT/CT revealed intense activity in the lesion in the left adrenal gland, which was consistent with pheochromocytoma. The pathology examination after subsequent neck biopsy demonstrated medullary thyroid carcinoma...
January 27, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127743/metachronous-solitary-metastasis-to-the-thyroid-gland-from-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-lung-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Francesco Gelsomino, Giuseppe Lamberti, Valentina Ambrosini, Francesca Sperandi, Roberto Agosti, Alessio G Morganti, Andrea Ardizzoni
INTRODUCTION: Non-small cell lung cancer presents at an advanced stage at diagnosis in two-thirds of cases. The most frequent metastatic sites are the central nervous system, adrenal glands and bones. By contrast, the thyroid gland is an extremely rare site of dissemination. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 64-year-old Caucasian man previously treated with radiosurgery and brain metastasectomy followed by right middle lobectomy for a squamous cell lung carcinoma had a metachronous solitary metastasis to the thyroid gland, as confirmed by fine-needle aspiration cytology and open biopsy...
January 23, 2017: Tumori
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123549/factors-related-to-endocrine-changes-and-hormone-substitution-treatment-during-pre-and-post-operation-stages-in-craniopharyngioma
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Fenglei Sun, Xintang Sun, Xiaolong Du, Hongshun Xing, Bin Yang
Factors related to endocrine changes and hormone substitution treatment during pre- and post-operation periods in craniopharyngioma cases were examined. Twenty patients who underwent tumor resection from January 2012 to January 2015 were included in the study. We monitored factors related to endocrine changes and hormone substitution treatment during pre- and post-operation periods. Blood thyroid-stimulating hormone, triiodothyronine, thyroxine, prolactin, follicle-stimulating hormone, luteinizing hormone and cortisol levels were measured in the patients...
January 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093870/acute-management-of-autoimmune-toxicity-in-cancer-patients-on-immunotherapy-common-toxicities-and-the-approach-for-the-emergency-physician
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Anna J Lomax, Catriona McNeil
When a patient receiving anti-cancer treatment presents acutely unwell, an understanding of associated side effects of their therapy is critical. This review will discuss the approach to patients receiving anti-cancer treatment with immunotherapy presenting with autoimmune toxicities in the emergency setting. These toxicities are commonly referred to as immune-related adverse events (irAE). IrAE might consist of, but are not limited to, dermatologic, gastrointestinal (diarrhoea, colitis), hepatic, endocrine (thyroid dysfunction, hypophysitis, adrenal crisis), renal, ocular and pulmonary toxicity...
January 16, 2017: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088216/immunohistochemical-features-of-giant-cell-ependymoma-of-the-filum-terminale-with-unusual-clinical-and-radiological-presentation
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Fernando Candanedo-Gonzalez, Cindy Sharon Ortiz-Arce, Samuel Rosales-Perez, Ana Lilia Remirez-Castellanos, Candelaria Cordova-Uscanga, Armando Gamboa-Dominguez
BACKGROUND: Giant cell ependymoma of the filum terminale is a rare variant, generally manifested as a well-circunscribed intradural mass with an indolent biological behavior. CASE PRESENTATION: We describe the case of a 48-year-old Mexican female who non-relevant past medical history, that developed a GCE of the filum terminale. Magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography revealed the presence of an intra-axial tumor extending from L3 to L5 with extra-medullary invasion...
January 14, 2017: Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068878/long-term-control-of-hypercortisolism-by-vandetanib-in-a-medullary-thyroid-carcinoma-with-a-somatic-ret-mutation
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Anne-Cécile Paepegaey, Beatrix Cochand-Priollet, Estelle Louiset, Pierre Olivier Sarfati, Marco Alifano, Nelly Burnichon, Marie Bienvenu-Perrard, Najiba Lahlou, Léopoldine Bricaire, Lionel Groussin
CONTEXT: Medullary thyroid carcinomas (MTCs) complicated by ectopic Cushing's syndrome have a poor prognosis, partially due to the difficulties to control hypercortisolism by adrenal blocking drugs. Recent reports (including the initial follow-up of this patient) have suggested that tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) may be a therapeutic option due to an antisecretory action on ACTH. However, there is a lack of long-term follow-up studies. CASE DESCRIPTION: We report the case of a 58 year-old man with a MTC-related Cushing's syndrome resistant to a combination of several anticortisolic drugs...
January 9, 2017: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008293/hormonal-and-echocardiographic-abnormalities-in-adult-patients-with-sickle-cell-anemia-in-bahrain
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Taysir S Garadah, Ahmed A Jaradat, Mohammed E Alalawi, Adla B Hassan
BACKGROUND: Adrenal, thyroid, and parathyroid gland hormonal changes are recognized in children with homozygous (HbSS) sickle-cell anemia (SCA), but are not clear in adult patients with SCA. AIM: To assess the metabolic and endocrine abnormalities in adult patients with SCA and evaluate left ventricular (LV) systolic and diastolic functions compared with patients with no SCA and further study the relationship between serum levels of cortisol, free thyroxine (T4), and testosterone with serum ferritin...
2016: Journal of Blood Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008098/b-type-natriuretic-peptide-increases-cortisol-and-catecholamine-concentrations-in-healthy-subjects
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Gabriele Grimm, Michael Resl, Birgit B Heinisch, Martin Hülsmann, Anton Luger, Martin Clodi, Greisa Vila
B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) is a hormone released by the heart in response to volume load and exerts natriuretic properties. It is clinically used as a diagnostic and prognostic biomarker, and investigated as a pharmacological agent in the therapy of heart failure. Here we investigate the changes in pituitary, adrenal and thyroid hormones in response to BNP administration in a randomized single-blinded cross-over study conducted in ten healthy men aged 21-29 years. Participants received in two study sessions a continuous intravenous infusion during four hours (once placebo and once three pmol/kg/min BNP) and remained in supine position throughout the study...
December 22, 2016: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004764/sheehan-syndrome
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Züleyha Karaca, Bashir A Laway, Hatice S Dokmetas, Hulusi Atmaca, Fahrettin Kelestimur
Sheehan syndrome or postpartum hypopituitarism is a condition characterized by hypopituitarism due to necrosis of the pituitary gland. The initial insult is caused by massive postpartum haemorrhage (PPH), leading to impaired blood supply to the pituitary gland, which has become enlarged during pregnancy. Small sella turcica size, vasospasms (caused by PPH) and/or thrombosis (associated with pregnancy or coagulation disorders) are predisposing factors; autoimmunity might be involved in the progressive worsening of pituitary functions...
December 22, 2016: Nature Reviews. Disease Primers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994341/anesthetic-management-of-clinically-silent-familial-pheochromocytoma-with-men-2a-a-report-of-four-cases
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Shipra Aggarwal, Vandana Talwar, Pooja Virmani, Suniti Kale
Familial pheochromocytomas are commonly associated with multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2 (MEN 2) syndrome. Majority of the patients present with normal clinical and biochemical parameters in the preoperative period, the incidence of hypertension being only 50 %. Even though patients may be clinically asymptomatic, surveillance and proper preoperative evaluation is important, as surgery for associated tumors may precipitate a hypertensive crisis and result in severe complications. A family of 19 members, of which 12 were positive for MEN 2A syndrome, presented to our hospital...
October 2016: Indian Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992012/conduct-protocol-in-emergency-acute-adrenal-insufficiency
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Adil Bachir Fares, Rômulo Augusto Dos Santos
Introduction: Acute adrenal insufficiency or addisonian crisis is a rare comorbidity in emergency; however, if not properly diagnosed and treated, it may progress unfavorably. Objective: To alert all health professionals about the diagnosis and correct treatment of this complication. Method: We performed an extensive search of the medical literature using specific search tools, retrieving 20 articles on the topic. Results: Addisonian crisis is a difficult diagnosis due to the unspecificity of its signs and symptoms...
November 2016: Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956115/future-perspectives-in-adult-stem-cell-turnover-implications-for-endocrine-physiology-and-disease
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Clara V Alvarez, Fernando Oroz-Gonjar, Montserrat Garcia-Lavandeira
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 9, 2016: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27943004/carney-complex-a-familial-lentiginosis-predisposing-to-a-variety-of-tumors
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REVIEW
Constantine A Stratakis
Carney complex is a familial lentiginosis syndrome; these disorders cover a wide phenotypic spectrum ranging from a benign inherited predisposition to develop cutaneous spots not associated with systemic disease to associations with several syndromes. Carney complex is caused by PRKAR1A mutations and perturbations of the cyclic AMP-dependent protein kinase (PKA) signaling pathway. In addition to the cutaneous findings, the main tumors associated with Carney complex are endocrine: 1) primary pigmented nodular adrenocortical disease, a bilateral adrenal hyperplasia leading to Cushing syndrome; 2) growth-hormone secreting pituitary adenoma or pituitary somatotropic hyperplasia leading to acromegaly; 3) thyroid and gonadal tumors, including a predisposition to thyroid cancer...
September 2016: Reviews in Endocrine & Metabolic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922495/toxic-and-endocrine-myopathies
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Hans D Katzberg, Charles D Kassardjian
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This article discusses the clinical features, pathophysiology, and management of toxic and endocrine myopathies. RECENT FINDINGS: Early detection and expeditious correction of metabolic disturbances in endocrinopathies such as Cushing syndrome, thyroid and parathyroid diseases, and acromegaly can minimize and prevent neurologic complications including myopathy. Recently proposed mechanisms of injury in patients with critical illness myopathy include inhibition of protein synthesis, mitochondrial dysfunction, disruption of the ubiquitin-proteasome system, oxidative stress, and disruption of intramuscular calcium homeostasis, which can cause a myosin-loss myopathy...
December 2016: Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906859/recent-advances-in-nuclear-medicine-in-endocrine-oncology
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Markus Luster, Andreas Pfestroff, Frederik A Verburg
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose is to review recent advances concerning the role of nuclear medicine in endocrine oncology. RECENT FINDINGS: For I therapy of thyroid cancer a thyrotropin (TSH) more than 30 mU/l has for many years been deemed a condition sine qua non. However, new data show that patients with lower TSH levels at the time of ablation have the same rate of successful ablation as those with TSH more than 30 mU/l.I-124 combined integrated positron emission tomography and computed X-ray tomography was shown to be highly accurate in predicting findings on posttherapy radioiodine scanning and was shown to have a high prognostic power...
January 2017: Current Opinion in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896436/risk-factors-for-complications-after-adrenalectomy-results-from-a-comprehensive-national-database
#20
Lo Hallin Thompson, Erik Nordenström, Martin Almquist, Helene Jacobsson, Anders Bergenfelz
PURPOSE: Most knowledge regarding outcome after adrenal surgery stems from retrospective studies reported by highly specialized centres. The aim of this study was to report a national experience of adrenalectomy with particular attention to predictive factors for postoperative complications, conversion from endoscopic to open surgery and length of hospital stay. METHODS: Adrenalectomies reported in the Scandinavian Quality Register for Thyroid, Parathyroid and Adrenal Surgery (SQRTPA) 2009-2014 were included...
November 28, 2016: Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery
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