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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645753/multi-immunoreaction-based-dual-color-capillary-electrophoresis-for-enhanced-diagnostic-reliability-of-thyroid-gland-disease
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Nain Woo, Su-Kang Kim, Seong Ho Kang
Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) secretion plays a critical role in regulating thyroid gland function and circulating thyroid hormones (i.e., thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3)). A novel multi-immunoreaction-based dual-color capillary electrophoresis (CE) technique was investigated in this study to assess its reliability in diagnosing thyroid gland disease via simultaneous detection of TSH, T3, and T4 in a single run of CE. Compared to the conventional immunoreaction technique, multi-immunoreaction of biotinylated streptavidin antibodies increased the selectivity and sensitivity for individual hormones in human blood samples...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635560/sorafenib-in-japanese-patients-with-locally-advanced-or-metastatic-medullary-thyroid-carcinoma-and-anaplastic-thyroid-carcinoma
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Yasuhiro Ito, Naoyoshi Onoda, Ken-Ichi Ito, Iwao Sugitani, Shunji Takahashi, Iku Yamaguchi, Koki Kabu, Katsuya Tsukada
BACKGROUND: Therapeutic options for treating advanced or metastatic medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) and anaplastic thyroid carcinoma (ATC) are still limited in Japan even though vandetanib for MTC, and lenvatinib for MTC and ATC have been approved. Sorafenib is an oral multikinase inhibitor approved for the treatment of patients with radioactive iodine-refractory (RAI-R) differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC). We conducted an uncontrolled, open-label, multicenter, single-arm, phase 2 clinical study to evaluate the safety and efficacy of sorafenib in Japanese patients with MTC and ATC...
June 21, 2017: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635215/-retrospective-comparison-of-screening-criteria-for-active-surveillance-for-papillary-thyroid-microcarcinoma
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K Qian, T Q Sun, K Guo, X K Zheng, D S Li, W W Wei, Y Wu, Q H Ji, Z Y Wang
Objective: To investigate the rationality of management of active surveillance for papillary thyroid microcarcinoma (PTMC) and the main indications for active surveillance for PTMC. Methods: In this study, two criteria were used to evaluate patients with PTMC: low-risk PTMC conditions defined by Kuma hospital and Chinese Association of Thyroid Oncology (CATO) consensus on PTMC management of active surveillance. The patients had received surgical treatment. Clinicopathological characteristics and prognosis of the patients in different groups were compared...
June 7, 2017: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629253/insights-into-the-management-of-papillary-microcarcinoma-of-the-thyroid
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Akira Miyauchi, Yasuhiro Ito, Hitomi Oda
BACKGROUND: Rapid increases in the incidence of thyroid carcinoma with stable mortality rates from thyroid carcinoma have been reported from many countries, and these increases are thought to be due mostly to the increased detection of small papillary thyroid carcinomas (PTCs), including papillary microcarcinomas (PMCs, i.e., PTCs ≤10 mm). Some researchers suggested small PTCs have been overdiagnosed and overtreated. In Japan, the active surveillance of patients with low-risk PMCs was initiated by Kuma Hospital (1993) and Tokyo's Cancer Institute Hospital (1995) based on the extremely higher incidences of both latent thyroid carcinomas in autopsy studies and small PTCs detected in mass screening studies using ultrasound examinations compared to the prevalence of clinical thyroid carcinoma...
June 19, 2017: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623469/association-between-giant-cell-arteritis-and-thyroid-dysfunction-in-a-real-life-population
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Yarden Yavne, Shmuel Tiosano, Abdulla Watad, Doron Comaneshter, Yehuda Shoenfeld, Arnon D Cohen, Howard Amital
PURPOSE: Giant cell arteritis is a systemic autoimmune disorder which involves inflammation of medium to large vessels. The association between giant cell arteritis and autoimmune thyroid disorders has been investigated numerous times in the literature with inconsistent results. Our objective was to evaluate whether a genuine association exists between giant cell arteritis and thyroid dysfunction, which is often due to immune-mediated thyroid disease. METHODS: Utilizing the medical database of Clalit Health Services, we compared the proportion of hypo and hyperthyroidisim between patients with giant cell arteritis and age-matched and gender-matched controls in a cross-sectional study...
June 16, 2017: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622647/endocrine-disrupting-activity-of-per-and-polyfluoroalkyl-substances-exploring-combined-approaches-of-ligand-and-structure-based-modeling
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Supratik Kar, Maria S Sepúlveda, Kunal Roy, Jerzy Leszczynski
Exposure to perfluorinated and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFCs/PFASs), endocrine disrupting halogenated pollutants, has been linked to various diseases including thyroid toxicity in human populations across the globe. PFASs can compete with thyroxine (T4) for binding to the human thyroid hormone transport protein transthyretin (TTR) which may lead to reduce thyroid hormone levels leading to endocrine disrupting adverse effects. Environmental fate and endocrine-disrupting activity of PFASs has initiated several research projects, but the amount of experimental data available for these pollutants is limited...
June 9, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615030/the-autoimmune-burden-in-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis
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Elena Tronconi, Angela Miniaci, Andrea Pession
BACKGROUND: Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is a chronic inflammatory arthritis of unknown origin which can be considered an autoimmune disease (AD). The aim of this study is to analyse the presence of two or more autoimmune diseases (polyautoimmunity) in patients suffering from JIA and to evaluate the occurrence of ADs in their families. METHODS: Seventy-nine patients diagnosed with JIA aged 0-21 years, admitted to the Paediatric Rheumatology Unit, Sant'Orsola-Malpighi Hospital, Bologna were screened for ADs...
June 14, 2017: Italian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598035/genetic-study-of-early-onset-graves-disease-in-the-chinese-han-population
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Fei-Fei Yuan, Xiao-Ping Ye, Wei Liu, Li-Qiong Xue, Yu-Ru Ma, Le-Le Zhang, Man-Man Zhang, Feng Sun, Yue-Yue Wan, Qian-Yue Zhang, Shuang-Xia Zhao, Huai-Dong Song
Graves' disease (GD) is a complex autoimmune disorder in which genetic and environmental factors are both involved in the pathogenesis. Early-onset patients have a shorter exposure time to environmental factors and are, therefore, good models to help understand the genetic architecture of GD. Based on previous studies of early-onset GD, eleven single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and their related SNPs (R(2) > 0.6), SNPs located within a ± 1-Mb region of the FOXP3 gene, and twenty validated GD-risk SNPs were selected and screened for genotyping in 3,735 GD and 4,893 control patients to investigate whether early-onset GD is a subtype of GD with distinct susceptibility genes...
June 9, 2017: Clinical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574497/stepping-into-the-virtual-unknown-feasibility-study-of-a-virtual-reality-based-test-of-ocular-misalignment
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N Nesaratnam, P Thomas, A Vivian
IntroductionDissociated tests of strabismus provide valuable information for diagnosis and monitoring of ocular misalignment in patients with normal retinal correspondence. However, they are vulnerable to operator error and rely on a fixed head position. Virtual reality headsets obviate the need for head fixation, while providing other clear theoretical advantages, including complete control over the illumination and targets presented for the patient's interaction.PurposeWe compared the performance of a virtual reality-based test of ocular misalignment to that of the traditional Lees screen, to establish the feasibility of using virtual reality technology in ophthalmic settings in the future...
June 2, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574011/coexistence-of-celiac-disease-type-1-diabetes-mellitus-in-children
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Preeti Singh, Anju Seth, Praveen Kumar, Sushma Sajjan
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES: Type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) and celiac disease (CD) tend to co-exist due to similar underlying genetic predisposition. Failure to recognize CD in patients with T1DM predisposes them to complications. The present study was aimed to assess children with T1DM for the presence of CD. METHODS: This was a retrospective analysis of the records of children with T1DM attending paediatric endocrinology clinic at a tertiary care hospital in north India from January 2006 to May 2014...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571792/papillary-carcinoma-of-the-thyroid-in-patients-with-primary-hyperparathyroidism-is-there-a-link
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M Beebeejaun, E Chinnasamy, P Wilson, A Sharma, N Beharry, G Bano
Primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) is present in up to 0.1% of the general population. The incidence is higher in women and increases with age. The majority of the cases is asymptomatic and up to 85% are due to single gland adenoma. Parathyroidectomy is the treatment of choice after localization of the hyperactive gland. Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma (PTC) is the most common cancer of the thyroid and constitutes more than 70% of thyroid malignancies. PTC can present as a single nodule or can be Multifocal. The incidence is higher in women...
June 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560941/thyroid-cancer-has-a-small-impact-on-patient-partner-relationships-and-their-frequency-of-sexual-activity
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Natalie Büel-Drabe, Hans Steinert, Hanspeter Moergeli, Steffi Weidt, Annina Seiler, Josef Jenewein
OBJECTIVE: This cross-sectional survey examined changes in perceived relationships and sexual activity in a sample of thyroid cancer patients and their partners, taking into account sociodemographic and disease-related variables, as well as such outcome measures as anxiety, depression, fatigue, and quality of life (QoL). METHOD: A total of 38 patients with thyroid cancer who were being treated at the department of nuclear medicine in Zürich or Lucerne over the preceding seven years, as well as their partners, completed questionnaires about the quality of their relationships (RQ), about perceptions of changes in their relationships, and about their frequency of sexual activity...
May 31, 2017: Palliative & Supportive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553551/glaucomatous-optic-nerve-changes-and-thyroid-dysfunction-in-an-urban-south-korean-population
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Yu Sam Won, Da Yeong Kim, Joon Mo Kim
Purpose. This study was performed to evaluate the relationship between intraocular pressure (IOP) and glaucomatous optic nerve change and thyroid factors in Korean population. Materials and Methods. The study included subjects who underwent health screening in Kangbuk Samsung Hospital. Detailed history taking and systemic and ocular examination including fundus photography were performed for all participants. All fundus photographs were divided into two groups based on disc and RNFL appearance: nonglaucoma and glaucoma group...
2017: Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552839/endocrinological-evaluations-of-a-neurofibromatosis-type-1-cohort-is-it-necessary-to-evaluate-autoimmune-thyroiditis-in-neurofibromatosis-type-1
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Serhat Güler, Gözde Yeşil, Hasan Önal
BACKGROUND: Neurofibromatosis type 1 is an autosomal dominant neurocutaneous disorder in which coexistence with autoimmune thyroiditis and thyroid gland tumours has been reported previously. AIMS: We aimed to determine the thyroid function and autoimmune thyroid diseases in neurofibromatosis type 1 patients in order to identify the possible association between neurofibromatosis type 1 and thyroid diseases. STUDY DESIGN: Case-control study...
May 29, 2017: Balkan Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534147/hypothyroidism-in-hospitalized-elderly-patients-a-sign-of-worse-prognosis
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N Sforza, J Rosenfarb, R Rujelman, M Rosmarin, E Blanc, C Frigerio, P Fossati, D Caruso, C Faingold, T Meroño, G Brenta
PURPOSE: Overt hypothyroidism has adverse clinical consequences and might worsen prognosis in critically ill elderly patients. However, the difficult interpretation of thyroid function tests (TFT) due to non-thyroidal illness (NTI) has led to discouragement of screening for thyroid dysfunction. Our aim was to determine the prevalence of TFT compatible with hypothyroidism and to study its influence on mortality among hospitalized elderly patients. METHODS: In this prospective study we consecutively included all patients ≥60 years admitted by the Internal Medicine Department to the hospital ward (n = 451) of the Cesar Milstein Hospital in Buenos Aires, Argentina...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530326/-serum-thyroglobulin-levels-and-estimated-iodine-intake-in-adults-exposed-to-iodine%C3%A2-diluted-desalinated-drinking-water
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Dov Gefel, Svetlana Turkot, Dorit Aharoni, Shlomo Fytlovich, Yaniv S Ovadia
AIMS: The aim of this study was to describe thyroglobulin levels and iodine intake estimations in a convenience sample of Israeli adults without TD in the Ashkelon District, where SWRO desalination has become the major source of drinking water. BACKGROUND: Iodine deficiency (ID) is a significant risk factor for thyroid disease (TD). Recently, there were increases in both selfreported use of TD medication among Israeli adults and the national use of sea water reverse osmosis (SWRO) desalinated water...
August 2016: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516329/screening-for-lipoprotein-receptor-related-protein-4-agrin-and-titin-antibodies-and-exploring-the-autoimmune-spectrum-in-myasthenia-gravis
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Isabell Cordts, Nicolas Bodart, Kathi Hartmann, Katerina Karagiorgou, John S Tzartos, Lin Mei, Jens Reimann, Philip Van Damme, Michael H Rivner, Alain Vigneron, Joachim Weis, Jörg B Schulz, Socrates J Tzartos, Kristl G Claeys
In autoimmune myasthenia gravis (MG), the identification of antibodies and characterization of serological subgroups is of great importance for diagnosis and management of the disease. Our aims were to study the frequency of antibodies against lipoprotein-related protein 4 (LRP4), agrin, and titin using the most recent techniques, and to characterize corresponding clinical features and autoimmune diseases (AID) in 100 MG-patients. The antibody frequencies in the 55 AChR-antibody positive patients were 7% LRP4, 5% agrin, 53% titin, and in the 45 AChR-antibody negative patients 2% MuSK, 2% LRP4, 2% agrin, and 27% titin...
June 2017: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505591/factors-associated-with-serum-thyroglobulin-in-a-ukrainian-cohort-exposed-to-iodine-131-from-the-accident-at-the-chernobyl-nuclear-plant
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Kamau O Peters, Mykola Tronko, Maureen Hatch, Valeriy Oliynyk, Galyna Terekhova, Ruth M Pfeiffer, Victor M Shpak, Robert J McConnell, Vladimir Drozdovitch, Mark P Little, Lydia B Zablotska, Kiyohiko Mabuchi, Alina V Brenner, Elizabeth K Cahoon
BACKGROUND: Serum thyroglobulin (Tg) is associated with the presence of thyroid disease and has been proposed as a biomarker of iodine status. Few studies have examined factors related to serum Tg in populations environmentally exposed to ionizing radiation and living in regions with endemic mild-to-moderate iodine deficiency. METHODS: We screened 10,430 individuals who were living in Ukraine and under 18 years of age at the time of the 1986 Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant accident for thyroid disease from 2001 to 2003...
July 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485783/influence-of-screening-and-intervention-of-hyperthyroidism-on-pregnancy-outcome
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Y Wang, X-L Sun, C-L Wang, H-Y Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To discuss the influence of screening and intervention of hyperthyroidism on pregnancy outcome. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The clinical data of 122 pregnant women who had been confirmed with hyperthyroidism from April 2012 to July 2014 in the Weifang People's Hospital were analyzed retrospectively (25 untreated, 97 treated). 60 with normal pregnancy check were randomly selected as control group. The pregnancy outcomes of the two groups of patients were analyzed...
April 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469506/genotype-phenotype-correlation-in-patients-with-germline-mutations-of-vhl-ret-sdhb-and-sdhd-genes-thai-experience
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Chutintorn Sriphrapradang, Kitjapong Choopun, Atchara Tunteeratum, Thanyachai Sura
Mutations in the VHL, RET, SDHB, and SDHD genes are responsible for von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) disease, multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2 (MEN2), and familial paraganglioma, respectively. However, genotype-phenotype correlation data are lacking in Southeast Asia. A retrospective medical chart review was performed on patients referred to the genetics service. We found 35 patients diagnosed with clinical syndromes (16 VHL, 9 MEN2, 9 paragangliomas, and 1 neurofibromatosis type 1). In patients with VHL, 5 known VHL mutations were identified: p...
2017: Clinical Medicine Insights. Endocrinology and Diabetes
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