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Rebecca Simon, Sharon W Lahiri
OBJECTIVE: To identify provider recommendations and barriers in obesity management in a multicenter academic health system with extensive weight-loss management resources. METHODS: A 26-question online survey was sent to attending physicians, trainees, and advanced practice providers in primary care specialties (internal medicine, family medicine, women's health) and endocrinology. RESULTS: The survey response rate was 26% (111/430). Of respondents, 50% were internal medicine, 24% family medicine, 16% women's health, and 9% endocrinology...
March 21, 2018: Endocrine Practice
A Meola, E Vignali, A Matrone, F Cetani, C Marcocci
PURPOSE: To evaluate adherence to European Society of Endocrinology guidelines and risk of renal complications in patients with chronic post-operative hypoparathyroidism (PO-HypoPT) treated with calcium and activated vitamin D metabolites. METHODS: We evaluated 90 adult patients (68 females and 22 males) with chronic (3 years) PO-HypoPT. Total albumin-corrected (Alb-Ca) and ionized serum calcium, phosphate, creatinine, PTH, and 24-h urinary calcium were measured; renal ultrasound was also performed...
March 7, 2018: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
Gemma Marcucci, Luisella Cianferotti, Simone Parri, Paola Altieri, Emanuela Arvat, Salvatore Benvenga, Corrado Betterle, Marta Bondanelli, Marco Boscaro, Valentina Camozzi, Grazia Maria Centaro, Filomena Cetani, Iacopo Chiodini, Anna Ciampolillo, Annamaria Colao, Sabrina Corbetta, Maria Laura De Feo, Ettore Degli Uberti, Antongiulio Faggiano, Rachele Fornari, Achille Lucio Gaspari, Francesco Giorgino, Valeria Giuliani, Maurizio Iacobone, Nadia Innaro, Olga Lamacchia, Andrea Lenzi, Giovanna Mantovani, Claudio Marcocci, Laura Masi, Silvia Migliaccio, Serena Palmieri, Renato Pasquali, Giuliano Perigli, Valentina Piccini, Elisabetta Romagnoli, Rosaria Maddalena Ruggeri, Francesco Rulli, Maria Teresa Samà, Giuseppe Tomaino, Francesco Trimarchi, Maria Chiara Zatelli, Maria Luisa Brandi
Hypoparathyroidism is a rare disease characterized by low serum calcium levels and absent or deficient parathyroid hormone level. Regarding the epidemiology of chronic hypoparathyroidism, there are limited data in Italy and worldwide. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to build a unique database of patients with chronic hypoparathyroidism, derived from the databases of 16 referral centers for endocrinological diseases, affiliated with the Italian Society of Endocrinology, and four centers for endocrine surgery with expertise in hypoparathyroidism, to conduct an epidemiological analysis of chronic hypoparathyroidism in Italy...
March 6, 2018: Calcified Tissue International
Amy L Dimachkieh, Allison Dobbie, Damon R Olson, Mark A Lovell, Jeremy D Prager
OBJECTIVE: To review tracheal paragangliomas and describe the clinical presentation, radiologic findings, operative management, and histologic findings of a pediatric patient who presented with stridor refractory to traditional asthma therapy. METHODS: Chart review of an 8-year-old male who presented to a tertiary care pediatric hospital and literature review of tracheal paragangliomas. RESULTS: We present the case of an 8-year-old male who presented with new-onset of wheezing and dyspnea on exertion...
April 2018: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Masahiro Oishi, Yasuhiko Hayashi, Yasuo Sasagawa, Daisuke Kita, Osamu Tachibana, Mitsutoshi Nakada
OBJECTIVES: It is well-known that Rathke's cleft cysts (RCCs) infrequently cause headache, endocrinological dysfunction, and visual disturbance, and in rare cases, cause diabetes insipidus (DI). Although surgical evacuation of the cyst content can result in high rates of symptomatic improvement, not only the treatment efficacy but also the pathophysiology of DI with RCC are undetermined. The aim of this study is to elucidate the underlying mechanisms and outcomes of DI associated with RCCs...
February 21, 2018: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
D Nikoleishvili, G Koberidze, M Kutateladze, G Zumbadze, A Mariamidze
Adrenocortical carcinoma is a very rare and aggressive endocrinological malignancy arising from the adrenal cortex. The estimated incidence is 1 per million people, with an estimated 5-year survival rate of 16-47%. It can be bilateral in roughly 2-10% of cases, but the data is scarce and there is no conclusive evidence whether the contralateral mass is an independent tumor or a metastasis from the other adrenal gland cancer. Radical surgical excision is the only curative treatment. Therefore, careful pre- and intraoperative surgical planning is critically important...
January 2018: Georgian Medical News
Maria V Vargas, Magdy P Milad
OBJECTIVE: To describe the level of interest in the fellowship in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery (FMIGS) using data from National Residency Match Program (NRMP) over the past 4 years. DESIGN: Retrospective report (Canadian Task Force Classification II-2) SETTING: Publically reported data from the NRMP PARTICIPANTS: Applicants using the NRMP to match into fellowship training. INTERVENTIONS: Reporting matching trends for the gynecologic surgical subspecialty programs starting in 2014, when the FMIGS programs started participating in the NRMP...
February 14, 2018: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
Jonah S Shiroky, Jordan P Lerner-Ellis, Anand Govindarajan, David R Urbach, Karen M Devon
BACKGROUND: Adrenal masses are a known extraintestinal manifestation of familial adenomatous polyposis. However, the literature on this association is largely confined to case reports. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to determine the characteristics of adrenal masses in familial adenomatous polyposis and their clinical significance, as well as to estimate their prevalence. Mutational analysis was conducted to determine if any potential genotype-phenotype correlations exist...
January 24, 2018: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
Jonathan Lai, Daryl Ramai, Tyler Murphy, Fanny Kasher
Transient intussusception without any underlying lead is a rare clinical entity which can cause abdominal pain in adults. It has been associated with inflammatory bowel disease, cystic fibrosis, and endocrinological disorders. We present a case of transient jejunojejunal intussusception in a 42-year-old Hispanic male patient without any underlying pathological lead point. Surgical intervention yielded a negative laparotomy and resection was not undertaken. We discuss the clinical presentation, surgical procedure, risk factors leading to episodes of transient intussusception, and the use of surgery versus conservative management in such cases...
December 2017: Gastroenterology Research
Joaquim Cruz Teixeira, José Lavrador, Diogo Simão, José Miguéns
BACKGROUND: Pituitary apoplexy is an uncommon, potentially fatal condition due to spontaneous ischemia or hemorrhage in a pituitary adenoma. The treatment of this disorder has long been a matter of debate. METHODS: Retrospective cohort study including all patients admitted with pituitary apoplexy in our department between 2005 and 2015 was undertaken. Clinical symptoms and signs on admission, treatment (conservative vs. surgical), neurologic deficit on discharge and at 6 months' follow-up, and endocrinologic evaluation at 6 months' follow-up were analyzed...
December 26, 2017: World Neurosurgery
Kevin C J Yuen, Kelley J Moloney, Jennifer U Mercado, Steven Rostad, Brendan J McCullough, Zachary N Litvack, Johnny B Delashaw, Marc R Mayberg
BACKGROUND: IgG4-related hypophysitis is a rare clinical entity that forms part of an emerging group of multi-organ IgG4-related fibrosclerotic systemic diseases. The rare prevalence of the disease, presenting features that overlap with other sellar pathologies, and variable imaging features can make preoperative identification challenging. PURPOSE AND METHODS: We report three cases of isolated IgG4-related hypophysitis with atypical clinical and imaging features that mimicked those of pituitary apoplexy and other sellar lesions...
December 16, 2017: Pituitary
Heping Zhou, Zhengjiang Zha, Xiangdong Li, Xinsheng Chen, Jing Wang, Zhongzhou Su
The study aimed to retrospectively analyze the clinical characteristics of patients with pituitary adenomas complicated by acromegalic cardiomyopathy and to evaluate the effect of endoscopic surgery. Eighty-six pituitary adenoma patients complicated by acromegalic cardiomyopathy who were treated with endoscopic surgery in the First Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University from January 2010 to December 2016 were enrolled. We noted patient clinical characteristics and explored the relationships with surgical treatment...
December 13, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
Albert Akramovich Sufianov, Ekkehard M Kasper, Rinat Albertovich Sufianov
In this article, we present an optimized minimally invasive technique of ETV for children with occlusive hydrocephalus. The study comprises of 64 consecutive pediatric cases (34 boys and 30 girls aged from 1 month to 5 years) of occlusive hydrocephalus from various etiologies, which were treated with a modified technique of ETV. Mean clinical follow-up period after ETV was 24.2 ± 3.8 months. Application of the new technique made it possible to significantly reduce the length of the soft tissue incision for access, and the use of upgraded instruments allowed to perform a twist drill hole in the skull to less than half a usual size...
December 11, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
Hiroshi Takasuna, Taigen Sase, Hidemichi Ito, Hajime Ono, Kotaro Oshio, Yuichiro Tanaka
Background: To determine the clinical significance of thickening of the sphenoid sinus mucosa (TSSM) in Rathke's cleft cyst (RCC). Methods: We retrospectively reviewed patients with pituitary lesions. A total of 99 patients, who underwent surgery of pituitary lesions between 2008 and 2015, were analyzed to evaluate the clinical significance of TSSM using magnetic resonance imaging. The patients with TSSM were evaluated for their characteristics. Results: Of the 99 operations, 15 patients with paranasal sinusitis, direct invasion to the sellar floor, and/or a history of transsphenoidal surgery were excluded...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
Louise P King
As a gynecologic surgeon with a focus on infertility, I frequently hold complex discussions with patients, exploring with them the risks and benefits of surgical options. In the past, we physicians may have expected our patients to simply defer to our expertise and choose from the options we presented. In our contemporary era, however, patients frequently request options not favored by their physicians and even some they've found themselves online. In reproductive endocrinology and infertility, the range of options that may be offered or that patients may themselves seek out is continuously widening...
December 2017: Hastings Center Report
Eui Hyun Kim, Min Chul Oh, Jong Hee Chang, Ju Hyung Moon, Cheol Ryong Ku, Won-Seok Chang, Eun Jig Lee, Sun Ho Kim
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to determine the long-term effects of Gamma knife radiosurgery (GKS) on remnants in the cavernous sinus (CS) after transsphenoidal surgery (TSS) for acromegaly and to identify its possible adverse effects. METHODS: Thirty patients who had remnant tumors only inside the CS after TSS and who consequently underwent GKS were included. They were followed for a median period of 47 months after GKS with regular hormonal and radiologic examinations. RESULTS: The mean tumor volume and margin dose irradiated by GKS was 3...
February 2018: World Neurosurgery
Hirofumi Mizuno, Daisuke Ekuni, Takayuki Maruyama, Kota Kataoka, Toshiki Yoneda, Daiki Fukuhara, Yoshio Sugiura, Takaaki Tomofuji, Jun Wada, Manabu Morita
AIM: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of non-surgical periodontal treatment on hemoglobinA1c (HbA1c) levels, oxidative stress balance and quality of life (QOL) in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) compared to no periodontal treatment (simple oral hygiene instructions only). METHODS: The design was a 6-month, single-masked, single center, randomized clinical trial. Patients had both T2DM and chronic periodontitis. Forty participants were enrolled between April 2014 and March 2016 at the Nephrology, Diabetology and Endocrinology Department of Okayama University Hospital...
2017: PloS One
A K Thotakura, M R Patibandla, M K Panigrahi, A Mahadevan
OBJECTIVES: To determine if the consistency of pituitary adenomas can be predicted based on a preoperative MRI study and to assess the surgical outcome of firm pituitary adenomas. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred consecutive patients with pituitary adenomas and suprasellar extension were operated by a transsphenoidal approach from July 2003 to December 2006. In addition to the neurological examination, the patients were evaluated by ophthalmological, endocrinological and radiological workups...
December 2017: Neuro-Chirurgie
Milica Medić Stojanoska, Duško Kozić, Mladen Bjelan, Petar Vuleković, Nada Vučković, Bojan Vuković, Branka Kovačev Zavišić
The aim is to present unusual clinical course and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) features of pituitary abscess. A 59-year-old man presented with fever, polyuria, polydipsia and marked weight loss within the last two months. Basic endocrinology tests revealed the presence of anterior pituitary dysfunction, associated with central diabetes insipidus and increased levels of inflammatory markers. The presence of expansile sellar lesion, showing restricted diffusion signal pattern compatible with acute pituitary pyogenic abscess was found on MRI...
December 2016: Acta Clinica Croatica
Márton Eördögh, Hans Rudolf Briner, Daniel Simmen, Nicholas Jones, Robert Reisch
Objectives: The endoscopic technique in transnasal skull base surgery offers optimal visualization and free manipulation in the surgical field. However, it may cause approach-related sinonasal injury, influencing patients' quality of life (QOL). To minimize rhinological morbidity without restrictions in surgical manipulation and tumor resection, we introduced the unilateral transethmoidal-paraseptal approach. In this article, we analyzed the long-term results and sinonasal outcome of this technique...
October 2017: Laryngoscope Investigative Otolaryngology
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