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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053503/lenalidomide-associated-thyroid-related-eyelid-retraction
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Geraldine R Slean, Rona Z Silkiss
Several antineoplastic treatments have been responsible for thyroid dysfunction and thyroid eye disease. Min, Vaidya, and Becker (2011) reported a case of euthyroid Graves orbitopathy after treatment with ipilimumab with the patient displaying proptosis and myositis in the setting of normal thyroid function tests and elevated thyroid antibodies. The authors report a case of a 76-year-old woman who developed right upper lid retraction and proptosis after 2.5 years of treatment with lenalidomide for multiple myeloma...
October 19, 2017: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049252/prognostic-role-of-fdg-pet-ct-in-patients-with-differentiated-thyroid-cancer-treated-with-131-iodine-empiric-therapy
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Barbara Salvatore, Michele Klain, Emanuele Nicolai, Domenico D'Amico, Gianluca De Matteis, Marco Raddi, Rosa Fonti, Teresa Pellegrino, Giovanni Storto, Alberto Cuocolo, Leonardo Pace
BACKGROUND: To assess the long-term prognostic value of F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) in patients with differentiated thyroid carcinoma (DTC) undergoing empiric radioiodine (RAI) therapy due to raising values of thyroglobulin (Tg). METHODS: Forty-nine patients with histological diagnosis of DTC (31 with papillary and 18 with follicular carcinoma) follow-up for a mean period of 7.9 ± 5 years after empiric RAI therapy were retrospectively analyzed...
October 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045188/rapid-evolution-of-thyroid-dysfunction-in-patients-treated-with-nivolumab
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Grenye O'Malley, Hanna J Lee, Samir Parekh, Matthew D Galsky, Cardinale B Smith, Philip Friedlander, Robert T Yanagisawa, Emily J Gallagher
OBJECTIVE: To describe the evolution of thyroid dysfunction in a series of patients with cancer treated with the immune checkpoint inhibitor anti-programmed cell death protein-1 (PD-1) monoclonal antibody, nivolumab. METHODS: Cases of thyroid dysfunction after initiation of checkpoint inhibitor treatment were identified from the Division of Endocrinology clinical practice at Mount Sinai Hospital, New York from April 2016 to February 2017. Charts were reviewed to identify patients treated with nivolumab with new onset of thyroid dysfunction...
October 2017: Endocrine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042997/cd19-cd24-hi-cd38-hi-regulatory-b-cells-are-associated-with-insulin-resistance-in-type-i-hashimoto-s-thyroiditis-in-chinese-females
#4
Min Yang, Changji Du, Yinping Wang, Jun Liu
Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT) is typically associated with insulin resistance. The aim of the present study was to investigate the role of regulatory B cells (Bregs) in insulin resistance in patients with HT. A total of 52 female patients with type I HT and 35 matched healthy volunteers were enrolled. Demographic and laboratorial data were collected. A 75 g oral glucose tolerance test was performed on each subject. Flow cytometry was performed to evaluate the levels of CD19(+)CD24(hi)CD38(hi) Bregs in peripheral blood...
October 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040161/prognostic-factor-analysis-in-325-patients-with-graves-disease-treated-with-radioiodine-therapy
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Danrong Yang, Jianjun Xue, Wenxia Ma, Furong Liu, Yameng Fan, Jie Rong, Aimin Yang, Yan Yu
INTRODUCTION: I therapy is a choice for Graves' hyperthyroidism. Several factors that affect the success of I treatment in Graves' disease (GD) patients have been put forward. The aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate the factors influencing the success of I therapy and the occurrence of hypothyroidism after I therapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We reviewed 325 GD patients, who were well documented out of 779 cases, treated with I in the First Affiliated Hospital of Xi'an Jiaotong University between 2010 and 2016...
October 16, 2017: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038786/micrornas-as-biomarkers-in-thyroid-carcinoma
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Marilena Celano, Francesca Rosignolo, Valentina Maggisano, Valeria Pecce, Michelangelo Iannone, Diego Russo, Stefania Bulotta
Optimal management of patients with thyroid cancer requires the use of sensitive and specific biomarkers. For early diagnosis and effective follow-up, the currently available cytological and serum biomarkers, thyroglobulin and calcitonin, present severe limitations. Research on microRNA expression in thyroid tumors is providing new insights for the development of novel biomarkers that can be used to diagnose thyroid cancer and optimize its management. In this review, we will examine some of the methods commonly used to detect and quantify microRNA in biospecimens from patients with thyroid tumor, as well as the potential applications of these techniques for developing microRNA-based biomarkers for the diagnosis and prognostic evaluation of thyroid cancers...
2017: International Journal of Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035196/thyroid-function-in-patients-on-continuous-ambulatory-peritoneal-dialysis-in-comparison-with-chronic-kidney-disease%C3%A2
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Toru Sanai, Akinori Nagashima, Ken Okamura, Shuichi Rikitake, Makoto Fukuda, Koji Onozawa, Mai Sanematsu, Tsuyoshi Takashima, Motoaki Miyazono, Yuji Ikeda
BACKGROUND/METHODS: Thyroid function was evaluated in 14 Japanese patients on continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) with end-stage renal disease compared with 11 chronic kidney disease (CKD) stage 1+2 patients (glomerular filtration rate ≥ 60 mL/min/1.73m2). RESULTS: The serum free triiodothyronine (fT3) (2.2 ± 0.3 pg/mL, p < 0.05) levels were lower, and the rate of low triiodothyronine (T3) syndrome was higher (4 of 13 cases, 30.8%) in the CAPD patients than in the CKD stage 1+2 patients (1 of 10 cases, 10...
October 16, 2017: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022644/assessment-of-risk-factors-in-metastatic-recurrent-tall-cell-variant-of-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma
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Kursat Okuyucu, Engin Alagoz, Semra Ince, Nuri Arslan
INTRODUCTION: Papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) is the most common malignant thyroid tumor. A great majority of the cases live a disease-free life with quite favorable prognosis. There are lots of variants of PTC and a few of them exhibit aggressive behaviour. Typical example is the tall cell variant (TCV). Patients experience a greater incidence of recurrence, nodal and extranodal metastases, tumor associated mortality than other variants of PTC. Studies related to TCV almost always compared it with its patient population of PTC according to risk factors and clinicopathologic features...
October 12, 2017: Endokrynologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019888/an-upper-cervical-cord-compression-secondary-to-occult-follicular-thyroid-carcinoma-metastases-successfully-treated-with-multiple-radioiodine-therapies-a-clinical-case-report
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Ping Dong, Ni Chen, Lin Li, Rui Huang
RATIONALE: The spine is the most common site of bone metastases due to thyroid cancer; however, spinal cord compression as a complication of metastatic thyroid cancer is very rare. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 48-year-old female patient was presented to the Neurosurgical Department, complaining of progressive back neck pain with bilateral upper extremities numbness and weakness for 4 months. DIAGNOSIS: Imaging studies revealed osteolytic destruction in bodies and accessories of the second and third cervical vertebrae with a huge soft-tissue mass compressing spinal cord and causing swelling...
October 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017315/thyroid-cytology-the-japanese-system-and-experience-at-yamashita-thyroid-hospital
#10
Shinya Satoh, Hiroyuki Yamashita, Kennichi Kakudo
In Japan, fine needle aspiration (FNA) cytology is the most important diagnostic modalities for triaging patients with thyroid nodules. A clinician (endocrinologist, endocrine surgeon, or head and neck surgeon) generally performs FNA cytology at the outpatient clinic, and ultrasound (US)-guided FNA is widespread because US is extremely common and most clinicians are familiar with it. Although almost all FNA thyroid samples are examined by certified cytopathologists and pathologists, some clinicians assess cytological specimens themselves...
October 11, 2017: Journal of Pathology and Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016579/iodine-and-thyroid-function-status-and-anti-thyroid-peroxidase-antibody-among-pregnant-women-in-eastern-nepal
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Lalit Narayan Chaudhary, Saroj Khatiwada, Basanta Gelal, Sharad Gautam, Madhab Lamsal, Hanoon Pokharel, Nirmal Baral
BACKGROUND: Iodine deficiency, thyroid dysfunction and development of thyroid autoimmunity during pregnancy may affect mother and the developing fetus. This study was carried out to find iodine status, thyroid dysfunction and thyroid autoimmunity among pregnant women. METHODS: Ninety two pregnant women from three districts of eastern Nepal (Sunsari, Morang and Jhapa) were enrolled for the study, and urine and blood samples were collected. Urinary iodine concentration (UIC), free thyroxine (free T4), thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH), thyroglobulin and anti-thyroid peroxidase (TPO) antibody levels were estimated...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Nepal Health Research Council
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987791/serum-interleukin-measurement-may-help-identify-thyroid-cancer-patients-with-active-disease
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Mariana Bonjiorno Martins, Marjory Alana Marcello, Fernando de Assis Batista, Karina Colombera Peres, Murilo Meneghetti, Mirela Andrea Latham Ward, Elba Cristina Sá de Camargo Etchebehere, Ligia Vera Montali da Assumpção, Laura Sterian Ward
BACKGROUND: Investigate the clinical utility of serum interleukin dosages of IL-2, IL-2R, IL-4, IL-6, IL-6R, IL-8, IL-10 and IL-12 in the diagnosis and characterization of patients with DTC. In particular, verify ILs utility in the identification of individuals who are evolving disease-free or with the active disease. METHODS: We evaluated 200 patients with malignant nodules (100 patients disease-free and 100 patients with recurrence/active disease); 60 benign nodules and 100 healthy controls, serum levels were assessed by ELISA...
October 4, 2017: Clinical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982133/simultaneous-assessment-of-iodine-iron-vitamin-a-malarial-antigenemia-and-inflammation-status-biomarkers-via-a-multiplex-immunoassay-method-on-a-population-of-pregnant-women-from-niger
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Eleanor Brindle, Lorraine Lillis, Rebecca Barney, Sonja Y Hess, K Ryan Wessells, Césaire T Ouédraogo, Sara Stinca, Michael Kalnoky, Roger Peck, Abby Tyler, Christopher Lyman, David S Boyle
Deficiencies of vitamin A, iron, and iodine are major public health concerns in many low- and middle-income countries, but information on their status in populations is often lacking due to high costs and logistical challenges associated with assessing micronutrient status. Accurate, user-friendly, and low-cost analytical tools are needed to allow large-scale population surveys on micronutrient status. We present the expansion of a 7-plex protein microarray tool for the simultaneous measurement of up to seven biomarkers with relevance to the assessment of the key micronutrients iron, iodine, and vitamin A, and inflammation and malaria biomarkers: α-1-acid glycoprotein, C-reactive protein, ferritin, retinol binding protein 4, soluble transferrin receptor, thyroglobulin, and histidine-rich protein II...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982046/treatment-and-follow-up-in-an-asymptomatic-malignant-struma-ovarii-a-case-report
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Antoni Llueca, Yasmine Maazouzi, Jose Luis Herraiz, Mari Carmen Medina, Dolors Piquer, Blanca Segarra, Raquel Del Moral, Anna Serra, Guillermo Bassols
INTRODUCTION: Struma ovarii is a rare ovarian tumor, representing 0.5-1% of all ovarian tumors and 2-5% of ovarian teratomas. It is defined as an ovarian teratoma composed mostly of thyroid tissue. The symptoms are nonspecific, and the imaging studies can help in characterize the mass; however, the definitive diagnosis is usually given by the Pathologist. Classically, the treatment is the surgical resection of the ovarian mass, however there is no consensus regarding the follow-up. PRESENTATION OF CASE: An asymptomatic malignant struma ovarii in a 43 year-old patient is presented...
September 14, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28979135/intraoperative-measurement-of-thyroglobulin-in-lymph-node-aspirates-for-the-detection-of-metastatic-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma
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Yizeng Wang, Yuanchao Liu, Xiaoning Wang, Xin Li, Ruoyu Jiang, Xianghui He
BACKGROUND: Among patients with papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC), 30%-80% have cervical lymph node (LN) metastases, which are most commonly located in the central compartment. However, preoperative ultrasonography identifies malignant central compartment LNs in only 20%-30% of cases. We aimed to evaluate the diagnostic value of intraoperative thyroglobulin (Tg) measurement in fine-needle aspirates (FNA-Tg) of suspicious metastatic LNs. METHODS: In total, 75 patients (75 LNs) with PTC or suspected PTC were enrolled in this study...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28973128/screening-guidelines-for-thyroid-function-in-children-with-alopecia-areata
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Deepa Patel, Ping Li, Andrew J Bauer, Leslie Castelo-Soccio
Importance: The incidence of thyroid disease in children with alopecia areata (AA) has been widely studied with no consensus on whether a true association with AA exists. In addition, screening practices for thyroid dysfunction in children with AA vary widely among clinicians. Objective: To reduce health care costs, eliminate unnecessary testing, and standardize clinical practices, we sought to to characterize thyroid function in children with AA to establish guidelines for screening...
September 27, 2017: JAMA Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965575/severe-selenium-deficits-in-pregnant-women-irrespective-of-autoimmune-thyroid-disease-in-an-area-with-marginal-selenium-intake
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Urszula Ambroziak, Sandra Hybsier, Urszula Shahnazaryan, Małgorzata Krasnodębska-Kiljańska, Eddy Rijntjes, Zbigniew Bartoszewicz, Tomasz Bednarczuk, Lutz Schomburg
OBJECTIVES: Selenium (Se) deficiency is related to an increased risk of preterm labor, miscarriage, preeclampsia, gestational diabetes, and other obstetric complications. As the Se status declines during pregnancy, we hypothesized that the decline may be exacerbated in women with autoimmune thyroid disease (AITD). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Pregnant women (n=74; 30 [23-38] years) were consecutively recruited from the district of Warsaw, Poland, and divided into healthy subjects (HS, n=45), and women with a diagnosis of AITD (AITD, n=29)...
December 2017: Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28960391/multicentre-clinical-evaluation-of-the-new-highly-sensitive-elecsys-%C3%A2-thyroglobulin-ii-assay-in-patients-with-differentiated-thyroid-carcinoma
#18
P Trimboli, M Imperiali, A Piccardo, A Campenni', I Giordani, R M Ruggeri, S Baldari, F Orlandi, L Giovanella
OBJECTIVE: A highly-sensitive thyroglobulin assay (Elecsys(®) Tg II, Roche Diagnostics, Penzberg, Germany) has become available for monitoring patients with differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC). Here we evaluated the clinical performance of Elecsys(®) Tg II assay in a multicentre patients series and compare it with the established Access(®) Tg assay (Beckman Coulter, Brea, US). DESIGN: Retrospective analysis on prospectively selected patients in four thyroid cancer referral centres with uniform DTC management...
September 28, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28955979/vibratory-stimulation-enhances-thyroid-epithelial-cell-function
#19
A P Wagner, S Chinnathambi, I R Titze, E A Sander
The tissues of the body are routinely subjected to various forms of mechanical vibration, the frequency, amplitude, and duration of which can contribute both positively and negatively to human health. The vocal cords, which are in close proximity to the thyroid, may also supply the thyroid with important mechanical signals that modulate hormone production via mechanical vibrations from phonation. In order to explore the possibility that vibrational stimulation from vocalization can enhance thyroid epithelial cell function, FRTL-5 rat thyroid cells were subjected to either chemical stimulation with thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH), mechanical stimulation with physiological vibrations, or a combination of the two, all in a well-characterized, torsional rheometer-bioreactor...
December 2016: Biochemistry and Biophysics Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28953211/clinical-response-to-radioactive-iodine-therapy-for-prophylactic-central-neck-dissection-is-not-superior-to-total-thyroidectomy-alone-in-cn0-patients-with-papillary-thyroid-cancer
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Lin Bai, Qiang Wen, Wenqi Zhang, Tianyu Yu, Lina Zhao, Ji Bin
OBJECTIVE: Prophylactic central neck dissection (pCND) is controversial in papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) without clinical positive lymph nodes. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of radioactive iodine (RAI) therapy on the clinical outcome in clinically node-negative (cN0) PTC patients treated with total thyroidectomy (TT) alone or in combination with pCND. PATIENTS AND METHODS: One-hundred and sixty-seven cN0 PTC patients who underwent TT alone (TT) or in combination with pCND (TT+pCND) in our hospital from January 2014 to August 2015 were evaluated retrospectively...
September 25, 2017: Nuclear Medicine Communications
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