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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343651/determining-patient-selection-tool-and-response-predictor-for-outpatient-30-mci-radioiodine-ablation-dose-in-non-metastatic-differentiated-thyroid-carcinoma-a-japanese-perspective
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Tetsuya Higuchi, Arifudin Achmad, Duong Duc Binh, Anu Bhattarai, Yoshito Tsushima
The lack of isolation ward throughout Japan has long been limiting the 131I radioactive iodine (RAI) ablation for differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) cases. The 30 mCi RAI ablation was only recently permitted for outpatient basis. However, no patient selection tool nor response predictor has been proposed. This study evaluated factors to find response predictor and determinant for the suitable patients. The retrospective study reviewed 47 eligible non-metastatic papillary DTC patients whose had first 30 mCi RAI ablation after total thyroidectomy...
January 16, 2018: Endocrine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334990/performance-evaluation-of-existing-immunoassays-for-clonorchis-sinensis-infection-in-china
#2
Hong-Mei Li, Men-Bao Qian, Yi-Chao Yang, Zhi-Hua Jiang, Kang Wei, Jia-Xu Chen, Jun-Hu Chen, Ying-Dan Chen, Xiao-Nong Zhou
BACKGROUND: Clonorchiasis ranks among the most important food-borne parasitic diseases in China. However, due to low compliance to traditional fecal examination techniques in the general population and medical personnel, immunodiagnosis is expected. This study evaluated, in parallel, the performance of four immunodiagnostic kits detecting clonorchiasis in China. RESULTS: A bank with 475 sera was established in this study. Except for the low performance of the kit detecting IgM, the other three kits detecting IgG showed sensitivities ranging from 81...
January 15, 2018: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331701/the-use-of-triiodothyronine-t3-in-the-treatment-of-bipolar-depression-a-review-of-the-literature
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T Parmentier, P Sienaert
BACKGROUND: There is a paucity of treatment options for bipolar depression. The use of triiodothyronine (T3) has been suggested as adjunctive treatment. METHODS: A search on Medline, Limo and ScienceDirect was performed using the search terms bipolar disorder, bipolar depression, treatment resistant, treatment refractory, thyroid hormones, triiodothyronine, T3, acceleration and augmentation. RESULTS: We retrieved three open studies, one comparative study, two double blind and one retrospective chart review...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330662/yogurt-consumption-is-associated-with-higher-nutrient-intake-diet-quality-and-favourable-metabolic-profile-in-children-a-cross-sectional-analysis-using-data-from-years-1-4-of-the-national-diet-and-nutrition-survey-uk
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D A Hobbs, D I Givens, J A Lovegrove
PURPOSE: Yogurt consumption has been associated with higher nutrient intakes, better diet quality and improved metabolic profiles in adults. Few studies have investigated these associations in children. This study investigated the association of yogurt consumption with nutrient intakes, diet quality and metabolic profile in British children. METHODS: Data from  1687 children aged 4-10 and 11-18 years of the National Diet and Nutrition Survey (NDNS) years 1-4 were analysed...
January 12, 2018: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325459/is-cord-blood-hepcidin-influenced-by-the-low-grade-acute-phase-response-occurring-during-delivery-%C3%A2-a-small-scale-longitudinal-study
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Michael Hoppe, Lena Hulthén, Gösta Samuelson
AIM: To measure serum hepcidin in late pregnancy and in cord blood, and to analyze relationship between hepcidin, interleukin-6 and biomarkers of fetal iron status. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data from 15 uncomplicated singleton pregnancies were analyzed longitudinally in trimester 3 (T3) and at birth. RESULTS: In T3, S-ferritin (median 14 µg/L) and transferrin (median 4.0 g/L) indicated low iron status, whereas the median soluble transferrin receptor (sTfR) was 4...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323886/bisphenol-f-disrupts-thyroid-hormone-signaling-and-postembryonic-development-in-xenopus-laevis
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Min Zhu, Xiaoying Chen, Yuanyuan Li, Nuoya Yin, Francesco Faiola, Zhanfen Qin, Wuji Wei
The safety of bisphenol A (BPA) alternatives has attracted much attention due to their wide use. In this study, we investigated the effects of bisphenol F (BPF), an alternative to BPA, on thyroid hormone (TH) signaling and postembryonic development in vertebrates using T3-induced and spontaneous Xenopus metamorphosis as models. We found that in the T3-induced metamorphosis assay, higher concentrations of BPF (100-10000 nM) antagonized T3-induced TH-response gene transcription and morphological changes including intestinal remodeling in a concentration-dependent manner, whereas 10 nM BPF exerted stimulatory effects on T3-induced integral metamorphosis when inhibited T3-induced TH-response gene transcription, demonstrating TH signaling disrupting effects of BPF...
January 11, 2018: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320567/myocardium-of-patients-with-dilated-cardiomyopathy-presents-altered-expression-of-genes-involved-in-thyroid-hormone-biosynthesis
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Carolina Gil-Cayuela, Ana Ortega, Estefanía Tarazón, Luis Martínez-Dolz, Juan Cinca, José Ramón González-Juanatey, Francisca Lago, Esther Roselló-Lletí, Miguel Rivera, Manuel Portolés
BACKGROUND: The association between dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) and low thyroid hormone (TH) levels has been previously described. In these patients abnormal thyroid function is significantly related to impaired left ventricular (LV) function and increased risk of death. Although TH was originally thought to be produced exclusively by the thyroid gland, we recently reported TH biosynthesis in the human ischemic heart. OBJECTIVES: Based on these findings, we evaluated whether the genes required for TH production are also altered in patients with DCM...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317070/hypothesis-for-the-cause-and-therapy-of-neurodegenerative-diseases
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Philip Serwer
The cause and therapy of neurodegenerative diseases remain unsolved puzzles. These diseases are correlated with presence of beta sheet-rich amyloid assemblies. Here, I derive and assemble puzzle pieces to obtain a loose end-tying hypothesis for cause with direct implications for therapy. I use the following extrapolations to find connectable puzzle pieces: (a) the traditional extrapolation that amyloid/amyloid precursors cause disease, (b) a recent extrapolation that amyloid-forming proteins, some of which are virus protein homologs, are components of an empirically obscure innate immune system that counters insults, including those by both viruses and bacteria, (c) a new extrapolation that various insults produce assemblies with structural features in common and that amyloid-forming, innate immune system proteins recognize these features and, then, counter insults by co-assembly, (d, 1) a second new extrapolation that beta sheet is a common structural feature and is extended during insult-neutralizing co-assembly and (d, 2) an appendix, derived from studies of phages T3 and T4, that most insult-produced assemblies are obscure to current biochemical analysis...
January 2018: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316865/effects-of-thyroid-stimulating-hormone-on-peripheral-thyroid-hormone-metabolism-and-serum-lipids
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Carolien M Beukhof, Elske Theresia Massolt, Theo J Visser, Tim Korevaar, Marco Medici, Wouter W de Herder, Jeanine Roeters van Lennep, Monique Mulder, Yolanda B de Rijke, Christoph Reiners, Frederik A Verburg, Robin Peeters
BACKGROUND: Subclinical hypothyroidism is associated with dyslipidemia and atherosclerosis. Whether part of these effects are mediated via direct effects of TSH on peripheral TH metabolism and/or concentrations of serum lipids is not clear. OBJECTIVE: To examine whether thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) has direct effects on peripheral thyroid hormone (TH) metabolism and serum lipids. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 82 patients with differentiated thyroid cancer...
January 9, 2018: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306619/comparative-study-between-conventional-fasting-versus-overnight-infusion-of-lipid-or-carbohydrate-on-insulin-and-free-fatty-acids-in-obese-patients-undergoing-elective-on-pump-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-a-prospective-randomized-trial
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Hisham Hosny, Mohamed Ibrahim, Wael El-Siory, Amr Abdel-Monem
OBJECTIVES: Postoperative insulin resistance represents a major component of postoperative metabolic disorder. The authors compared the effects of preoperative infusion of lipid emulsion or carbohydrate to conventional preoperative fasting on postoperative insulin and free fatty acid (FFA) levels. DESIGN: A prospective randomized double-blinded study. SETTINGS: Tertiary university hospital. PARTICIPANTS: Sixty-three patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting...
November 24, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29295880/evaluation-of-ajcc-and-an-alternative-tumor-classification-system-for-primary-vulvar-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Sarah T Le, Pritesh S Karia, Beverley J Vollenhoven, Robert J Besaw, Colleen M Feltmate, Chrysalyne D Schmults
Background: Currently, no studies have attempted to validate the AJCC tumor (T) class for vulvar cancer or examine its performance via clinical data. The goal of this study was to identify risk factors associated with poor outcomes in vulvar squamous cell carcinoma (vSCC) and compare prognostic discrimination of these outcomes between the AJCC T-classification system and the newly developed Brigham and Women's Vulvar Tumor Classification system (BWVTC). Methods: A 15-year, 2-center retrospective cohort study of primary vSCCs (N=226) was undertaken...
January 2018: Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network: JNCCN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29295809/feasibility-and-preliminary-effectiveness-of-the-homework-intervention-strategy-ehis-program-to-enhance-male-condom-use-research-protocol
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Marta Glowacka, Lucy Yardley, Nicole Stone, Cynthia A Graham
BACKGROUND: Although condoms are effective in reducing the risk of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and unintended pregnancy, they are still often not used consistently and correctly. Negative impact on sensation and pleasure, ruining the mood, causing problems with maintaining erection, and condom slippage or breakage are some of the reasons given by men explaining why they do not want to use condoms. Although many interventions promoting condom use exist, some of them delivered online are complex and time- and resource-intensive...
January 2, 2018: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288501/optimal-iodine-supplementation-during-anti-thyroid-drug-therapy-for-graves-disease-is-associated-with-lower-recurrence-rates-than-iodine-restriction
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Huibin Huang, Yaxiong Shi, Bo Liang, Huiyao Cai, Qingyan Cai, Ruhai Lin
OBJECTIVE: A relationship between iodine intake and the effectiveness of anti-thyroid drug (ATD) therapy for Graves' disease (GD) has been suggested and strict restriction of iodine intake has been tried in the treatment of GD in some studies. However, it is unclear whether dietary iodine supplementation improves the prognosis of ATD therapy for GD. This study aimed to clarify whether optimal iodine supplementation during anti-thyroid drug therapy for GD is associated with lower recurrence rates than iodine restriction...
December 29, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288008/usage-and-survival-implications-of-surgical-staging-of-inguinal-lymph-nodes-in-intermediate-to-high-risk-clinical-localized-penile-cancer-a-propensity-score-matched-analysis
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Solomon L Woldu, Bo Ci, Ryan C Hutchinson, Laura-Maria Krabbe, Nirmish Singla, Niccolo M Passoni, Timothy N Clinton, Ganesh V Raj, David S Miller, Arthur I Sagalowsky, Yair Lotan, Yang Xie, Vitaly Margulis, Aditya Bagrodia
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the usage of surgical staging of inguinal lymph nodes (SSILNs) in the United States for intermediate to high-risk, clinically localized penile squamous cell cancer (SCC), to explore patient and hospital factors associated with omission of this staging, and to evaluate the effect on survival. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Retrospective, observational study using the National Cancer Database from 2004 to 2014 of 1,689 men diagnosed with pT1b-T3, cN0 penile SCC, who by current guidelines should receive SSILNs-either by inguinal lymph node (ILN) dissection or sentinel node biopsy...
December 26, 2017: Urologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279270/prevalence-of-thyroid-disorders-in-north-indian-type-2-diabetic-subjects-a-cross-sectional-study
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Maaz Ozair, Saba Noor, Alok Raghav, Sheelu Shafiq Siddiqi, Anjum Mirza Chugtai, Jamal Ahmad
BACKGROUND: Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a major health burden worldwide with many patients encountering thyroid dysfunction later in their life. Various studies have found that diabetes and thyroid disorders mutually influence each other and both disorders tend to coexists. However, the prevalence of thyroid dysfunction and associated clinical variables in these patients has not been investigated. OBJECTIVES: The study aimed at determining the incidence and prevalence of thyroid dysfunction in patients with T2DM in relation to age, sex, metabolic syndrome and other co-morbid conditions...
December 20, 2017: Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277171/post-intensive-care-syndrome-symptoms-and-health-related-quality-of-life-in-family-decision-makers-of-critically-ill-patients
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Amy B Petrinec, Bradley R Martin
OBJECTIVE: Family members of critically ill patients can suffer symptoms of post-intensive care syndrome-family (PICS-F), including anxiety, depression, and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) with a diminished quality of life. Our aim was to examine the relationship between coping strategies used by family decision-makers (FDMs) of critically ill patients and the severity of PICS-F symptoms and to examine the relationship between FDM PICS-F symptoms and health-related quality of life (HRQOL)...
December 26, 2017: Palliative & Supportive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273197/relationship-between-estrogen-and-body-composition-energy-and-endocrine-factors-in-obese-women-with-normal-and-low-ree
#17
Somaye Ahmadi, Mohammad Reza Eshraghian, Mehdi Hedayati, Hamideh Pishva
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between estrogen and leptin, thyroid(T3), Uncoupling Protein2(UCP2), sex hormone binding globulin(SHBG), and resting energy expenditure(REE) in obese subjects with normal and low REE, and to investigate the relationship of estrogen with body composition and energy intake. METHOD: A total 49 subjects (25-50 years old) were selected. Anthropometric measurements, body composition, and resting energy expenditure were measured...
December 19, 2017: Steroids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249684/thyroid-hormones-lipid-profile-and-anthropometric-changes-after-programmed-weight-loss-in-palestinian-obese-adult-females
#18
Saleh Mwafy, Maged Yassin, Raed Mousa
OBJECTIVE: we aimed to investigate the changes in thyroid hormones, lipid profile and anthropometric measures after programmed weight loss in Palestinian obese adult females MATERIALS AND METHODS: This prospective study included 94 obese female (20-50 years old) as cases and 94 Non-obese of same age as controls for baseline comparisons. Obese female were assigned for low calorie diet (1200-1500 Kcal/day) in addition to a daily program of therapeutic exercise for six month. Parameters were measured, statistically analyzed and compared with control before and after study...
December 14, 2017: Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242704/effects-of-prolonged-treatment-with-co-trimoxazole-on-the-thyroid-gland-liver-and-epididymal-sperm-reserve-in-dogs
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Davinson C Anyogu, Vincent So Shoyinka, John I Ihedioha
Co-trimoxazole is an antimicrobial drug gotten from potentiation of sulfamethoxazole with trimethoprim. It is widely used for the treatment of bacterial and protozoan infections in humans. It is also used in veterinary clinics against susceptible microorganisms, but thyroid dysfunction has raised concern especially in dogs. This study aimed to determine the effects of prolonged treatment with co-trimoxazole in euthyroid dogs. Dogs were given co-trimoxazole at 30, 60, and 120 mg/kg body weight at 12-hour intervals for 21 days...
2017: Clinical Medicine Insights. Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236202/sentinel-lymph-node-biopsy-and-management-of-regional-lymph-nodes-in-melanoma-american-society-of-clinical-oncology-and-society-of-surgical-oncology-clinical-practice-guideline-update
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Sandra L Wong, Mark B Faries, Erin B Kennedy, Sanjiv S Agarwala, Timothy J Akhurst, Charlotte Ariyan, Charles M Balch, Barry S Berman, Alistair Cochran, Keith A Delman, Mark Gorman, John M Kirkwood, Marc D Moncrieff, Jonathan S Zager, Gary H Lyman
PURPOSE: To update the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)-Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO) guideline for sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsy in melanoma. METHODS: An ASCO-SSO panel was formed, and a systematic review of the literature was conducted regarding SLN biopsy and completion lymph node dissection (CLND) after a positive sentinel node in patients with melanoma. RESULTS: Nine new observational studies, two systematic reviews and an updated randomized controlled trial (RCT) of SLN biopsy, as well as two randomized controlled trials of CLND after positive SLN biopsy, were included...
December 13, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
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