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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719055/endocrine-toxicity-of-immune-checkpoint-inhibitors-essential-crosstalk-between-endocrinologists-and-oncologists
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REVIEW
Frédéric Illouz, Claire Briet, Lucie Cloix, Yannick Le Corre, Nathalie Baize, Thierry Urban, Ludovic Martin, Patrice Rodien
Two types of immune checkpoint inhibitors, both antibodies that target cytotoxic T-lymphocyte antigen-4 and those that target programmed cell death-protein 1, have been approved for use in melanoma, non-small-cell lung cancer, and renal cell carcinoma as first-line or second-line therapy. Their adverse events are primarily regarded as immune-related adverse events. We felt it was important to pinpoint and discuss certain preconceptions or misconceptions regarding thyroid dysfunction, hypophysitis, and diabetes induced by immune checkpoint inhibitors...
July 18, 2017: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710200/thyrotoxicosis-in-patients-with-hypothyroidism-is-not-just-overtreatment
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Punith Kempegowda, Ananth U Nayak
A 62-year-old Caucasian woman presented with hypothyroid symptoms and biochemical thyrotoxic picture. Previously, she underwent right-sided subtotal thyroidectomy and left partial thyroid lobectomy for thyroid lumps, and treated with thyroxine replacement for hypothyroidism. Although there were no significant findings on clinical examination, investigations confirmed thyrotoxicosis with positive autoimmunity against thyroid glandâ€"all in line with a diagnosis of Graves’ hyperthyroidism. We would like to highlight atypical presentations of thyroid dysfunction and conversion of underactive to overactive thyroid status with this case...
July 14, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704852/pregnancy-and-tumor-outcomes-in-women-with-prolactinoma
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Bárbara Araujo, Sandra Belo, Davide Carvalho
Context Management of prolactinomas during pregnancy has always been a challenge. There is a concern about the risk of tumor growth, as well as the effects of the treatment on the developing fetus. Another issue that has been less studied is the outcome of women with prolactinoma after pregnancy and lactation. Objectives To evaluate remission of hyperprolactinaemia after pregnancy and lactation in women with prolactinoma. To describe the safety of dopamine agonists for the fetus and pregnancy outcomes. Methods A retrospective study of 32 pregnancies in women with prolactinoma was conducted in a single-centre...
July 13, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702256/physician-knowledge-of-a-rare-foot-condition-influence-of-diabetic-patient-population-on-self-described-knowledge-and-treatment
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Brian M Schmidt, James S Wrobel, Crystal M Holmes
BACKGROUND: Charcot neuroarthopathy (CN), a rare foot and ankle condition usually complicating diabetes mellitus, leads to deformity, poor quality of life, and increased mortality and morbidity. The prevalence of this condition in the diabetic patient population is not currently known but has been reportedly misdiagnosed in up to 95% of cases. METHODS: We sought to evaluate general knowledge regarding CN in non-foot specialist clinical faculty at a large academic institution and to understand their practice habits...
2017: Clinical Diabetes and Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699420/referral-trends-for-surgical-management-of-graves-disease
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Warren C Swegal, Steven S Chang, Michael C Singer
BACKGROUND: Treatment algorithms for Graves' disease (GD) differ internationally and frequency of referral for surgical intervention varies markedly between areas. Given the potential benefits of thyroidectomy over radioactive iodine (RAI) and medical therapy, surgery may be underutilized. To better understand the approach of endocrinologists to GD, we assessed the rationale for consultation among patients referred for thyroidectomy to an endocrine surgery practice in the United States...
July 12, 2017: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697912/screening-brief-intervention-and-referral-to-treatment-for-opioid-and-other-substance-use-during-infertility-treatment
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REVIEW
Tricia E Wright
Opioid use and misuse have reached epidemic proportions in the United States, especially in women of childbearing age, some of whom seek infertility treatments. Substance use is much more common than many of the conditions routinely screened for during the preconception period, and it can have devastating consequences for the woman and her family. Substance use can worsen infertility, complicate pregnancy, increase medical problems, and lead to psychosocial difficulties for the woman and her family. The reproductive endocrinologist thus has an ethical and medical duty to screen for substance use, provide initial counseling, and refer to specialized treatment as needed...
July 8, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694704/health-care-provider-experience-with-canagliflozin-in-real-world-clinical-practice-favorability-treatment-patterns-and-patient-outcomes
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Susan C Bolge, Natalia M Flores, Shu Huang, Jennifer Cai
PURPOSE: This study describes how health care providers approach canagliflozin for the treatment of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in the real world. PATIENTS AND METHODS: An Internet-based questionnaire was completed by 101 endocrinologists, 101 primary care physicians, and 100 nurse practitioners/physician assistants (NP/PAs). Health care providers were required to have experience prescribing or managing patients using canagliflozin to be included in the study...
2017: International Journal of General Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693693/can-fundus-fluorescein-angiography-be-performed-for-diabetic-patients-on-oral-metformin-%C3%A2
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Du Junhui, Li Rong
Metformin is a kind of biguanide hypoglycemic agent that has been widely used in patients with diabetes mellitus. In clinical practice, whether metformin should be stopped before Fundus fluorescein angiography (FFA) remains largely unclear. Some endocrinologists suggest stop metformin before FFA. However, ophthalmologists do not always adopt this opinion in their practice. This situation may lead to disputes between physicians and patients. This article analyzed contrast-induced nephropathy(CIN) and the related contrast agent, as well as the adverse reactions of fluorescein angiography...
June 10, 2017: Chinese Medical Sciences Journal, Chung-kuo i Hsüeh K'o Hsüeh Tsa Chih
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691621/klinefelter-syndrome
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Doreen Crawford, Annette Dearmun
Klinefelter syndrome, affecting males, is a collection of characteristics that occurs as a result of two or more X chromosomes. The syndrome was named after Harry Klinefelter, an American endocrinologist, and is common - occurring in all races. It is thought that one male in every 500 live births is affected and the incidence is rising. However, this may be due to increasing awareness, reflective of the sophistication of the methods to diagnose.
July 10, 2017: Nursing Children and Young People
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691187/therapeutic-experience-with-oral-finasteride-for-androgenetic-alopecia-in-female-to-male-transgender-patients
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O M Moreno-Arrones, A Becerra, S Vano-Galvan
BACKGROUND: Androgenic treatment of female-to-male transgender patients may result in androgenetic alopecia (AGA). Use of 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors are useful as oral treatment of AA in men. There are no previous studies of the use of finasteride in transgender men as treatment of AGA. AIM: To evaluate the effectiveness and safety of an oral 5α-reductase inhibitor (finasteride) for AA developed in transgender men. METHODS: This single-centre retrospective study enrolled female-to-male transgender patients with a clinical diagnosis of AGA to receive 1 mg of an oral type II 5α-reductase inhibitor for at least 12 months...
July 10, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689203/global-application-of-the-assessment-of-communication-skills-of-paediatric-endocrinology-fellows-in-the-management-of-differences-in-sex-development-using-the-espe-e-learning-org-portal
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Laura J C Kranenburg, Sam T H Reerds, Martine Cools, Julie Alderson, Miriam Muscarella, Ellie Magrite, Martijn Kuiper, Shereen Abdelgaffar, Antonio Balsamo, Raja Brauner, Jean Pierre Chanoine, Asma Deeb, Patricia Fechner, Alina German, Paul Martin Holterhus, Anders Juul, Berenice B Mendonca, Kristen Neville, Anna Nordenstrom, Wilma Oostdijk, Rodolfo A Rey, Meilan M Rutter, Nalini Shah, Xiaoping Luo, Kalinka Grijpink, Stenvert L S Drop
BACKGROUND: Information sharing in chronic conditions such as disorders of/differences in sex development (DSD) is essential for a comprehensive understanding by parents and patients. We report on a qualitative analysis of communication skills of fellows undergoing training in paediatric endocrinology. Guidelines are created for the assessment of communication between health professionals and individuals with DSD and their parents. METHODS: Paediatric endocrinology fellows worldwide were invited to study two interactive online cases (www...
July 7, 2017: Hormone Research in Pædiatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689073/endocrine-related-adverse-events-associated-with-immune-checkpoint-blockade-and-expert-insights-on-their-management
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REVIEW
Mario Sznol, Michael A Postow, Marianne J Davies, Anna C Pavlick, Elizabeth R Plimack, Montaser Shaheen, Colleen Veloski, Caroline Robert
Agents that modulate immune checkpoint proteins, such as cytotoxic T-lymphocyte antigen-4 (CTLA-4) and programmed death receptor-1 (PD-1), have become a mainstay in cancer treatment. The clinical benefit afforded by immune checkpoint inhibitors can be accompanied by immune-related adverse events (irAE) that affect the skin, gastrointestinal tract, liver, and endocrine system. The types of irAEs associated with immune checkpoint inhibitors are generally consistent across tumor types. Immune-related endocrine events can affect the pituitary, thyroid, and adrenal glands, as well as other downstream target organs...
June 22, 2017: Cancer Treatment Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687446/preservation-of-hormonal-function-by-identifying-pituitary-gland-at-endoscopic-surgery
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Stefan Linsler, Renate Hero-Gross, Bettina Friesenhahn-Ochs, Salman Sharif, Frank Lammert, Joachim Oertel
OBJECTIVE: The endonasal endoscopic approach has been established for perisellar tumor surgery with a higher resection rate and reduced complications. We analyzed the potential to identify the pituitary gland under endoscopic view, at surgery and see its relation to postoperative hormonal insufficiency in endonasal endoscopic procedures. METHODS: Between January 2011 and January 2014, 70 cases of pituitary adenomas with preoperative intact pituitary function underwent endoscopic endonasal transsphenoidal procedures for intrasellar pathologies...
July 4, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686557/the-biopsychosocial-model-40-years-of-application-in-psychiatry
#14
G Papadimitriou
In 1977, the American pathologist and psychiatrist George Engel (1913-1999) published in the Journal Science his paper "TheIn 1977, the American pathologist and psychiatrist George Engel (1913-1999) published in the Journal Science his paper "Theneed for a new medical model: A challenge for biomedicine", introducing the term Biopsychosocial Model. This model basedon the results of Engel's studies in ulcerative colitis, depression and psychogenic pain, constituted a challenge for biomedicineand the biomedical model...
April 2017: Psychiatrikē, Psychiatriki
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686363/-%C3%A2-doctor-i-have-a-little-erection-problem-%C3%A2
#15
Jean Dupraz, Julien Zumkehr, Grégoire Mayor
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a common condition that affects nearly one in three men age 50 and more than one in two after 70 years. It is often multifactorial and shares risk factors with coronary heart disease, which is an early marker. Its management involves an etiological research, a modifiable risk factors correction and often a treatment with phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors (IPDE-5). Follow-up should ensure the effectiveness of treatment and the presence of side effects that could affect medication compliance...
September 28, 2016: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683236/the-results-of-parathyroid-hormone-assay-in-parathyroid-aspirates-in-preoperative-localization-of-parathyroid-adenomas-for-focused-parathyroidectomy-in-patients-with-negative-or-suspicious-technet%C3%A4-um-99-msestam%C3%A4-b%C3%A4-scans
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Aysenur Ozderya, Sule Temizkan, Kenan Cetin, Sule Ozugur, Aylin Ege Gul, Kadriye Aydin
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to evaluate the results of parathyroid hormone (PTH) assay in parathyroid aspirates to determine uniglandular disease by an endocrinologist-performed ultrasound in patients with discordant or negative technetium ((99m)Tc) sestamibi scans and to evaluate whether this pocedure increases the number of focused parathyroidectomy (FP). METHODS: We analyzed the data of 65 patients who underwent an endocrinologist-performed ultrasound (US) guided parathyroid fine needle aspiration (FNA) with PTH wash-out, retrospectively...
July 6, 2017: Endocrine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680642/long-lasting-response-to-oral-therapy-in-a-young-male-with-monogenic-diabetes-as-part-of-hnf1b-related-disease
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Elena Carrillo, Amparo Lomas, Pedro J Pinés, Cristina Lamas
Mutations in hepatocyte nuclear factor 1β gene (HNF1B) are responsible for a multisystemic syndrome where monogenic diabetes (classically known as MODY 5) and renal anomalies, mostly cysts, are the most characteristic findings. Urogenital malformations, altered liver function tests, hypomagnesemia or hyperuricemia and gout are also part of the syndrome. Diabetes in these patients usually requires early insulinization. We present the case of a young non-obese male patient with a personal history of renal multicystic dysplasia and a debut of diabetes during adolescence with simple hyperglycemia, negative pancreatic autoimmunity and detectable C-peptide levels...
2017: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671443/subclinical-hyperthyroidism-when-to-consider-treatment
#18
Ines Donangelo, Se Young Suh
Subclinical hyperthyroidism is defined by a low or undetectable serum thyroid-stimulating hormone level, with normal free thyroxine and total or free triiodothyronine levels. It can be caused by increased endogenous production of thyroid hormone (e.g., in Graves disease, toxic nodular goiter, or transient thyroiditis), by administration of thyroid hormone to treat malignant thyroid disease, or by unintentional excessive replacement therapy. The prevalence of subclinical hyperthyroidism in the general population is about 1% to 2%; however, it may be higher in iodinedeficient areas...
June 1, 2017: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659150/early-diagnosis-and-care-is-achieved-but-should-be-improved-in-infants-with-prader-willi-syndrome
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Céline Bar, Gwenaelle Diene, Catherine Molinas, Eric Bieth, Charlotte Casper, Maithé Tauber
BACKGROUND: PWS is a severe neurodevelopmental genetic disorder now usually diagnosed in the neonatal period from hypotonia and feeding difficulties. Our study analyzed the birth incidence and care of infants with early diagnosis. METHODS: Data were collected on 61 infants with a molecular diagnosis of PWS born in 2012 and 2013 in France. RESULTS: Thirty-eight infants with PWS were born in 2013. The median age at diagnosis was 18 days. Birth incidence calculated for 2013 was 1/21,000 births...
June 28, 2017: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657109/long-term-follow-up-after-bariatric-surgery-in-a-national-cohort
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J Thereaux, T Lesuffleur, M Païta, S Czernichow, A Basdevant, S Msika, B Millat, A Fagot-Campagna
BACKGROUND: Lifelong medical follow-up is mandatory after bariatric surgery. The aim of this study was to assess the 5-year follow-up after bariatric surgery in a nationwide cohort of patients. METHODS: All adult obese patients who had undergone primary bariatric surgery in 2009 in France were included. Data were extracted from the French national health insurance database. Medical follow-up (medical visits, micronutrient supplementation and blood tests) during the first 5 years after bariatric surgery was assessed, and compared with national and international guidelines...
June 28, 2017: British Journal of Surgery
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