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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915901/possible-effects-of-an-early-diagnosis-and-treatment-in-patients-with-growth-hormone-deficiency-the-state-of-art
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REVIEW
Stefano Stagi, Perla Scalini, Giovanni Farello, Alberto Verrotti
Growth hormone deficiency (GHD) is a relatively uncommon and heterogeneous endocrine disorder presenting in childhood with short stature. However, during the neonatal period, the metabolic effects of GHD may to require prompt replacement therapy to avoid possible life-threatening complications. An increasing amount of data suggests the importance of an early diagnosis and treatment of GHD because of its auxological, metabolic, and neurodevelopmental features with respect to the patients diagnosed and treated later in life...
September 16, 2017: Italian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915322/hormonal-regulation-of-adipogenesis
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Mi-Jeong Lee
Adipose tissue includes multiple anatomical depots that serve as an energy reserve that can expand or contract to maintain metabolic homeostasis. During normal growth and in response to overnutrition, adipose tissue expands by increasing the volume of preexisting adipocytes (hypertrophy) and/or by generating new adipocytes (hyperplasia) via recruitment and differentiation of adipose progenitors. This so-called healthy expansion through hyperplasia is thought to be beneficial in that it protects against obesity associated metabolic disorders by allowing for the "safe" storage of excess energy...
September 12, 2017: Comprehensive Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914701/elevated-postvoid-residual-urine-volume-identifying-risk-factors-and-predicting-resolution-in-women-with-pelvic-organ-prolapse
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Amanda Ulrich, Patricia Davis, Paul Tulikangas, David M OʼSullivan, Katie Propst
OBJECTIVES: This study aims to identify risk factors for elevated preoperative postvoid residual (PVR) and persistently elevated postoperative PVR and to evaluate the resolution rate of elevated PVR urine volume in patients undergoing reconstructive surgery for pelvic organ prolapse (POP). METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study comparing 50 women with elevated preoperative PVR (≥100 mL) and 50 women with normal PVR (<100 mL). Preoperative demographic, physical examination, urodynamic data, type of surgery performed, and postoperative trial of void data were collected...
September 13, 2017: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914503/testosterone-therapy-preserves-muscle-strength-and-power-in-aging-men-with-type-2-diabetes-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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L V Magnussen, L G Hvid, A P Hermann, D M Hougaard, B Gram, P Caserotti, M S Andersen
The purpose of the study was to evaluate whether testosterone replacement therapy improves muscle mechanical and physical function in addition to increasing lean leg mass and total lean body mass in aging men with type 2 diabetes and lowered bio-available testosterone (BioT) levels. Thirty-nine men aged 50-70 years with type 2 diabetes and BioT levels <7.3 nmol/L were included from an academic tertiary-care medical center. Patients were randomized to testosterone gel (testosterone replacement therapy, n = 20) or placebo (n = 19) for 24 weeks, applying a double-blinded design...
September 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914436/chinese-and-indian-women-s-experience-with-alternative-medications-for-menopause-related-symptoms-a-qualitative-analysis
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Saw Ohn Mar, Fatehpal Singh Malhi, Syed Hamid Syed Rahim, Myint Myint Soe
OBJECTIVE: To explore women's rationalization for using alternative medications, their experience and view on safety of long-term use. METHODS: Two focus group discussions, involving 5 participants each for Chinese and Indian groups, were conducted separately. Participant's personal information was collected anonymously. The discussion covered 5 areas: determinants for taking medications; reason for choosing alternative medications rather than hormone replacement therapy (HRT); how these medications help them; their view on cost-effectiveness and concerns over long-term use...
September 15, 2017: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913489/cerebral-salt-wasting-syndrome-in-patients-with-minor-head-trauma-two-case-reports
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Gabriela Csipak, Natalia Hagau
We describe two polytrauma patients without severe head trauma who developed Cerebral Salt Wasting Syndrome (CSWS) during their stay in our ICU with natriuresis, hyponatremia and hypovolemia. Hyponatremia encountered in CSWS and the syndrome of inadequate antidiuretic hormone secretion (SIADH) is a common electrolyte finding in patients with severe head trauma, subarachnoid hemorrhage, malignancy and infections of the central nervous system. CSWS was an unexpected electrolyte finding in our patients with minor head trauma without neurological or neurosurgical problems...
October 2016: Rom J Anaesth Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912096/analytical-verification-and-method-comparison-of-the-advia-centaur%C3%A2-intact-parathyroid-hormone-assay
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Esther Fernández, Josep Lluís Bedini, Xavier Filella
OBJECTIVES: This study is the first verification of the novel iPTH Siemens ADVIA Centaur® Intact Parathyroid Hormone (iPTHm) chemiluminescence immunoassay based on monoclonal antibodies. We also compared the iPTH results obtained using this assay with the previous ADVIA Centaur® Parathyroid Hormone assay (iPTHp) based on polyclonal antibodies. DESIGN AND METHODS: The analytical performance study of iPTHm assay included LoD, LoQ, intra- and inter-assay reproducibility, and linearity...
September 11, 2017: Clinical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905347/-mixed-epithelial-and-stromal-tumour-of-the-kidney-a-case-report
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G Brüwer, C M Naumann, M V Petersdorff, K Jünemann, D Osmonov
Mixed epithelial and stromal tumours of the kidney are rare. Histologically, they are characterised by a complex of epithelium and stroma with cystic and solid areas. They usually occur in perimenopausal women receiving hormone replacement with oestrogen. Typical symptoms are haematuria, flank pain and a palpable mass, with more and more authors reporting incidentally diagnosed tumours. This also applies to our case report. We are reporting the first published case in Germany: a 60-year-old female with a mixed epithelial and stromal tumour of the right kidney...
September 13, 2017: Aktuelle Urologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904736/beer-polyphenols-and-menopause-effects-and-mechanisms-a-review-of-current-knowledge
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REVIEW
Berner Andrée Sandoval-Ramírez, Rosa M Lamuela-Raventós, Ramon Estruch, Gemma Sasot, Monica Doménech, Anna Tresserra-Rimbau
Beer is one of the most frequently consumed fermented beverages in the world, and it has been part of the human diet for thousands of years. Scientific evidence obtained from the development of new techniques of food analysis over the last two decades suggests that polyphenol intake derived from moderate beer consumption may play a positive role in different health outcomes including osteoporosis and cardiovascular risk and the relief of vasomotor symptoms, which are commonly experienced during menopause and are an important reason why women seek medical care during this period; here, we review the current knowledge regarding moderate beer consumption and its possible effects on menopausal symptoms...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904054/a-13-steroid-serum-panel-based-on-lc-ms-ms-use-in-detection-of-adrenocortical-carcinoma
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David R Taylor, Lea Ghataore, Lewis Couchman, Royce P Vincent, Ben Whitelaw, Dylan Lewis, Salvador Diaz-Cano, Gabriele Galata, Klaus-Martin Schulte, Simon Aylwin, Norman F Taylor
BACKGROUND: Adrenocortical carcinoma (ACC) is a rare malignancy, with an annual incidence of 1 or 2 cases per million. Biochemical diagnosis is challenging because up to two-thirds of the carcinomas are biochemically silent, resulting from de facto enzyme deficiencies in steroid hormone biosynthesis. Urine steroid profiling by GC-MS is an effective diagnostic test for ACC because of its capacity to detect and quantify the increased metabolites of steroid pathway synthetic intermediates...
September 13, 2017: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903616/circulating-dehydroepiandrosterone-sulphate-decreases-even-with-a-slight-change-in-oestradiol
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Sumika Matsui, Toshiyuki Yasui, Kana Kasai, Kanako Yoshida, Takeshi Kato, Hirokazu Uemura, Akira Kuwahara, Toshiya Matsuzaki, Minoru Irahara
The aim of this study was to determine the effect of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) on changes in circulating dehydroepiandrosterone-sulphate (DHEA-S) with focus on the relationship between oestrogen level and change in DHEA-S. Forty-two women were enrolled in this longitudinal study. Nineteen women received oral oestradiol and twenty-three women received transdermal oestradiol continuously. Twenty women received progesterone continuously except for women who had undergone hysterectomy. Circulating oestradiol, follicle-stimulating hormone, luteinising hormone and DHEA-S levels before and at 3 months after commencement of HRT were measured...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901600/ethical-issues-raised-by-thyroid-cancer-overdiagnosis-a-matter-for-public-health
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Wendy A Rogers, Wendy L Craig, Vikki A Entwistle
Current practices of identifying and treating small indolent thyroid cancers constitute an important but in some ways unusual form of overdiagnosis. Overdiagnosis refers to diagnoses that generally harm rather than benefit patients, primarily because the diagnosed condition is not a harmful form of disease. Patients who are overdiagnosed with thyroid cancer are harmed by the psycho-social impact of a cancer diagnosis, as well as treatment interventions such partial or total thyroidectomy, lifelong thyroid replacement hormone, monitoring, surgical complications and other side effects...
October 2017: Bioethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894854/the-relationship-between-breast-cancer-and-risk-factors-a-single-center-study
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Arzu Ozsoy, Nurdan Barca, Betul Akdal Dolek, Hafize Aktaş, Eda Elverici, Levent Araz, Ozlen Ozkaraoğlu
OBJECTIVE: To determine the relationship between breast cancer and known risk factors in patients who had mammography (MG) for breast cancer screening or ultrasonography and/or MG for diagnostic purposes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In the period of January-December, 2011, a questionnaire composed of 17 questions was applied to 2862 female patients and MG and/or US examination was performed afterwards. Chi-square and Kruskal-Wallis tests were used for statistical analysis...
July 2017: Eur J Breast Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888722/breast-cancer-risk-after-radiation-therapy-for-hodgkin-lymphoma-influence-of-gonadal-hormone-exposure
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Inge M Krul, Annemieke W J Opstal-van Winden, Berthe M P Aleman, Cécile P M Janus, Anna M van Eggermond, Marie L De Bruin, Michael Hauptmann, Augustinus D G Krol, Michael Schaapveld, Annegien Broeks, Karen R Kooijman, Sandra Fase, Marnix L Lybeert, Josée M Zijlstra, Richard W M van der Maazen, Ausrele Kesminiene, Ibrahima Diallo, Florent de Vathaire, Nicola S Russell, Flora E van Leeuwen
BACKGROUND: Young women treated with chest radiation therapy (RT) for Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) experience a strongly increased risk of breast cancer (BC). It is unknown whether endogenous and exogenous gonadal hormones affect RT-associated BC risk. METHODS: We conducted a nested case-control study among female 5-year HL survivors treated before age 41. Hormone exposure and HL treatment data were collected through medical records and questionnaires for 174 BC case patients and 466 control patients...
July 18, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888599/management-operational-animal-health-and-economic-characteristics-of-large-dairy-herds-in-4-states-in-the-upper-midwest-of-the-united-states
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T L Evink, M I Endres
Recent trends in dairy farm structure in the United States have included a decreasing number of farms, although farm size has increased, especially the share of milk production from very large herds (>2,500 cows). The objectives of this observational study were to describe common management practices; to characterize labor and operational structure; to measure some aspects of animal health, including lameness, hock lesions, mortality, and mastitis incidence; and to summarize cost of production on farms with more than 2,500 cows in 4 states in the Upper Midwest of the United States...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884514/estrogenic-regulation-of-skeletal-muscle-proteome-a-study-of-premenopausal-women-and-postmenopausal-mz-cotwins-discordant-for-hormonal-therapy
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Eija K Laakkonen, Rabah Soliymani, Sira Karvinen, Jaakko Kaprio, Urho M Kujala, Marc Baumann, Sarianna Sipilä, Vuokko Kovanen, Maciej Lalowski
Female middle age is characterized by a decline in skeletal muscle mass and performance, predisposing women to sarcopenia, functional limitations, and metabolic dysfunction as they age. Menopausal loss of ovarian function leading to low circulating level of 17β-estradiol has been suggested as a contributing factor to aging-related muscle deterioration. However, the underlying molecular mechanisms remain largely unknown and thus far androgens have been considered as a major anabolic hormone for skeletal muscle...
September 7, 2017: Aging Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883865/does-genetic-testing-for-er%C3%AE-gene-polymorphisms-provide-new-possibilities-of-treatment-for-cognitive-function-disorders-in-postmenopausal-women
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Mariusz Gujski, Jarosław Pinkas, Anna Wierzbińska-Stępniak, Alfred Owoc, Iwona Bojar
It is commonly considered that cognitive abilities decrease with age, especially with respect to processing and psychomotor speed. It is an interesting issue whether, apart from the ageing process, the undergoing of menopause itself deteriorates cognitive functions, compared to women at reproductive age. Hopes for improvement of cognitive functions were pinned on the use of menopausal hormone therapy. However, the results of studies concerning the effect of hormone replacement therapy on cognition proved to be contradictory...
August 2017: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880058/acromegaly-and-bone
#18
Filippo Maffezzoni, Anna M Formenti
INTRODUCTION: Growth hormone (GH) and insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-1) have pleiotropic effects on the skeleton throughout the lifespan by influencing bone formation and resorption. Despite these positive effects on skeletal metabolism, in presence of GH and IGF-1 excess, bone turnover increases excessively leading to deterioration of bone microarchitecture and high risk of fragility fractures, thereby impairing quality of life. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: Coexistent hypogonadism, diabetes mellitus, hypovitaminosis D, hyperparathyroidism and over-replacement with glucocorticoids impair bone framework, however, the effects of acromegaly on bone mineral density (BMD) are still controversial and despite normalization of bone turnover after treatment, the risk for fractures remains increased...
September 7, 2017: Minerva Endocrinologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880031/recent-advances-in-the-synthesis-of-analogues-of-phytohormones-strigolactones-with-ring-closing-metathesis-as-a-key-step
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Chiara Lombardi, Emma Artuso, Eleonora Grandi, Marco Lolli, Francesca Spirakys, Emanuele Priola, Cristina Prandi
In this paper, we synthesized and evaluated the biological activity of structural analogues of natural strigolactones in which the butenolide D-ring has been replaced with a γ-lactam. The key step to obtain the α,β-unsaturated-γ-lactam was an RCM on suitably substituted amides. Strigolactones (SLs) are plant hormones with various developmental functions. As soil signaling chemicals, they are required for establishing beneficial mycorrhizal plant/fungus symbiosis. Beside these auxinic roles, recently SLs have been successfully investigated as antitumoral agents...
September 7, 2017: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875423/glucose-homeostasis-in-ghd-children-during-long-term-replacement-therapy-a-case-control-study
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Donatella Capalbo, Andrea Esposito, Nicola Improda, Malgorzata Gabriela Wasniewska, Raffaella Di Mase, Filippo De Luca, Dario Bruzzese, Mariacarolina Salerno
PURPOSE: To evaluate glucose homeostasis in children with growth hormone (GH) deficiency (GHD) receiving long-term replacement therapy. METHODS: We evaluated glucose, insulin, HOmeostasis Model Assessment (HOMA-IR), and HbA1c in 100 GHD children at diagnosis and during 5 years of therapy. One hundred healthy children comparable to patients were evaluated at baseline and after 1 and 5 years. RESULTS: No difference was detected at baseline between GHD patients and controls in glucose (79...
September 5, 2017: Endocrine
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