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Screening for thyroid disease

Meera Mallya, Amanda L Ogilvy-Stuart
Thyroid hormones are crucial for normal cognition and neurodevelopment in children. The introduction of the screening programs for congenital hypothyroidism has decreased the incidence of untreated congenital hypothyroidism. As maternal thyroid disease is common, and may impact on thyroid gland development and function in the fetus, optimal management is crucial. This review discusses thyroid function and the impact of maternal thyroid disease on the fetus and neonate, as well as the influence of thyroid hormones, thyroid antibodies and the excretion of thyroid medication into breast milk on infant thyroid function...
January 2018: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism
Saeed Bafaraj, Ibrahim Awad, Saddig Jastaniah, Hanan Abbas, Alamin Musa
OBJECTIVES: To identify the occurrence rate of thyroid ultrasound abnormalities in asymptomatic subjects, and describe the features of detected nodules among university students. METHODS: The study is based on an observational research design that was conducted from April 2015 to May 2015. The study included 166 individuals, aged between 19 and 23 years. The subjects had their glands examined by ultrasound (US) scanning, using Philips ultrasound machine (5-12 MHz linear transducer)...
March 2018: Saudi Medical Journal
Ronit Koren, Yifat Wiener, Karen Or, Carlos A Benbassat, Shlomit Koren
OBJECTIVES: To study the current practices in the management of subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH) and thyroid nodules during pregnancy of obstetricians/gynecologists (OB/GYNs) and endocrinologists in Israel. METHODS: An electronic questionnaire was sent by email to all members of the Israeli Endocrine Society and the Israel Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Questionnaires included demographic data and clinical scenarios with questions regarding the screening and management of pregnant women with SCH, hypothyroxinemia, and a palpable thyroid nodule...
March 2018: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
Christine L Bokman, Shoaib Ugradar, Daniel B Rootman
PURPOSE: To propose and validate a measure of medial wall bowing in thyroid eye disease (TED) and to assess the clinical correlates of bowing in TED. METHODS: In this cross-sectional cohort study, all patients affected with TED seen by a single specialist over a 2-year period were screened for study entry. Eligible participants were adults with clinical evidence of TED and either CT or MRI of the orbits. Exclusion criteria included prior history of decompression surgery and/or medical or other ophthalmic conditions that could alter the orbital anatomy...
March 2, 2018: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
E Cordel, N Reix, S Molière, C Mathelin
The objective of this review was to determine whether there is an association between hyperthyroidism and the risk of developing a breast cancer from the analysis of data in the literature. METHOD: The analyzed articles were extracted from the PUBMED database from 2002 to 2017 using the following keywords "hyperthyroidism AND breast cancer" and "thyroid AND breast cancer". RESULTS: A total of 22 studies were selected, including 8 cohort studies, 12 case-control studies and 2 meta-analyzes...
February 22, 2018: Gynecologie, Obstetrique, Fertilite & Senologie
Jacopo Manso, Raffaele Pezzani, Riccardo Scarpa, Nicoletta Gallo, Corrado Betterle
Autoimmune Addison's disease (AAD) is the most frequent cause of adrenocortical insufficiency. The natural history of AAD usually comprises five consecutive stages with the first stage characterized by the increase of plasma renin consistent with the impairment of pars glomerulosa, which is usually the first affected layer of the adrenal cortex. We describe a 19-year-old female with Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT) who underwent an autoantibody screening due to having the personal and family history of other autoimmune diseases in the absence of relevant clinical manifestations...
February 26, 2018: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
Kamal K Solanki, Mahmood Al-Majmuei, Douglas H N White
BACKGROUND: Autoimmune thyroid disease affects 1% of the general population, and autoimmune thyroid antibodies are noted in up to 15%. OBJECTIVE: We hypothesized systemic sclerosis (SSc) is associated with higher prevalence of antithyroglobulin (anti-Tg) and anti-thyroid peroxidase (anti-TPO) antibodies) to justify monitoring of thyroid function for earlier detection and treatment. METHODS: Waikato Hospital SSc clinic patients were prospectively tested for thyroid function tests and antithyroid antibodies (ATAs)...
February 15, 2018: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases
Sofia Lopes, Julia Vide, Elisabete Moreira, Filomena Azevedo
Cowden syndrome is a rare genodermatosis of autosomal dominant inheritance characterized by multiple hamartomas in several organs and an increased risk of malignancies. We present the case of a 53-year-old man with a history of benign and malignant thyroid disease, intestinal polyposis, and Chiari malformation. He had several trichilemmomas, papillomatosis of the oral cavity, macular pigmentation of the glans penis, among other clinical features suggestive of Cowden syndrome. Given the suspicion, genetic study was conducted and PTEN mutation was identified...
August 15, 2017: Dermatology Online Journal
J Breza, J Breza
INTRODUCTION: In the MEN 2A syndrome, which is the most common of the three types of MEN, three endocrine systems are affected simultaneously or subsequently by the development of tumours manifested by medullary thyroid gland carcinoma, pheochromocytoma (often bilateral) and hyperparathyroidism. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 27 patients from 3 families affected by MEN 2A syndrome were examined clinically (by detecting the effects of catecholamine overproduction), biochemically (screening for metanephrine and normetanephrine in the serum), visualization (CT, MRI, MIBG, PET CT) and some of them also genetically (DNA fragment analysis obtained by PCR amplification)...
2018: Bratislavské Lekárske Listy
Danilo Villalta, Federica D'Aurizio, Mirella Da Re, Debora Ricci, Francesco Latrofa, Renato Tozzoli
PURPOSE: Thyrotropin receptor (TSHR) autoantibodies (TRAbs) are a hallmark of Graves' disease (GD). The aim of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of a new third generation automatic fluorescence enzyme immunoassay for TRAb measurement in GD, in comparison with two current IMAs. METHODS: Sera of 439 subjects (57 patients with untreated GD, 34 with treated GD, 15 with GD and Graves' orbitopathy, 52 with multinodular non-toxic goiter, 86 with Hashimoto's thyroiditis, 20 with toxic adenoma or toxic multinodular goiter, 55 with non-thyroid autoimmune diseases and 120 normal controls) were tested for TRAbs with the ELiA ™ anti-TSH-R assay (ThermoFischer Scientific, Uppsala, Sweden), the TRAK ™ RIA, Brahms (Thermo Scientific, Hennigsdorf, Germany) and the Immulite ™ TSI assay (Siemens Healthcare, Llanberis, UK)...
February 12, 2018: Auto- Immunity Highlights
John D Galbraith, Noah Swann, Brian Cox, Nobel LeTendre, James Recabaren
Thyroid malignancies comprise only 2 per cent of all cancers. Yet the incidence of thyroid cancers has been increasing faster than other malignancies, likely due to increased screening and surveillance of thyroid nodules. The Bethesda system represents the preferred method of evaluating thyroid nodules for malignancy using fine needle aspiration (FNA). Many thyroidectomies are performed for small, asymptomatic nodules found on ultrasound. These small papillary cancers (<0.5 cm) are termed microcarcinomas and represent a more indolent natural history causing some to name them "occult papillary tumors...
January 1, 2018: American Surgeon
Ivetta Danylesko, Avichai Shimoni
Second malignancies are a rare but well-defined late complication after autologous and allogeneic hematopoietic stem-cell transplantation (SCT). Solid malignancies occur in up to 15% of patients 15 years after SCT with myeloablative conditioning, with no plateau in the incidence rates. They are responsible for 5-10% of late deaths after SCT. The incidence is increased with advanced age at SCT. The major risk factors are the use of total body irradiation, which is associated with adenocarcinomas and with chronic graft-versus-host disease which is associated with squamous cell cancers...
February 8, 2018: Current Treatment Options in Oncology
Daniel Mønsted Shabanzadeh, Allan Linneberg, Tea Skaaby, Lars Tue Sørensen, Torben Jørgensen
BACKGROUND: Gallstone disease is highly prevalent and is associated with systemic inflammation. AIMS: To determine whether screen-detected gallstones or cholecystectomy are associated with the occurrence of autoimmune and autoinflammatory diseases and the most common subgroups thereof. METHODS: A cohort study of three randomly selected general population samples from Copenhagen was performed. Participants (n = 5928) were examined in the period 1982-1992, underwent abdominal ultrasound examination to detect gallstone disease, and followed through national registers until December 2014 (median 24...
January 31, 2018: Digestive and Liver Disease
Masayuki Sekine, Yoshiyuki Kobayashi, Tsutomu Tabata, Tamotsu Sudo, Ryuichiro Nishimura, Koji Matsuo, Brendan H Grubbs, Takayuki Enomoto, Tomoaki Ikeda
BACKGROUND: Malignancy during pregnancy has become a significant cause of maternal death in developed countries, likely due to both an older pregnant population, and increases of cervical cancer in younger women. Our aim is to investigate the clinical aspects of malignancy during pregnancy in Japan and to use this information to identify opportunities for earlier detection and treatment. METHODS: We provided a questionnaire to 1508 secondary or tertiary care hospitals in Japan...
February 8, 2018: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
Tomáš Šálek, Ishraq Dhaifalah, Dagmar Langova, Jana Havalová
BACKGROUND: To establish maternal thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) reference ranges for first trimester screening from 11 + 0 to 13 + 6 weeks of gestation. METHODS: A total of 10 592 singleton and 201 twin consecutive Caucasian pregnant women who underwent simultaneously prenatal first trimester Down's syndrome screening and thyroid function screening from January 2010 to November 2017 were included in the study. Women with positive antithyroid peroxidase antibody (TPOAb) and positive personal history of thyroid disease were previously excluded...
February 3, 2018: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
Ilana Slutzky-Shraga, Alex Gorshtein, Aharon Popovitzer, Eyal Robenshtok, Gloria Tsvetov, Amit Akirov, Dania Hirsch, Carlos Benbassat
Brain metastases from non-medullary thyroid carcinoma (NMTC) are rare, with a reported frequency of ~1%, and patient survival time is <1 year after diagnosis. The optimal management of brain metastases in this setting continues to be debated. The aim of the present study was to evaluate a series of patients with brain metastases from NMTC attending a single tertiary medical center. The electronic database of Rabin Medical Center was reviewed for all patients with NMTC and distant metastases who were diagnosed and treated between 1970 and 2014...
January 2018: Oncology Letters
Fredrik Norström, Maria van der Pals, Anna Myléus, Solveig Hammarroth, Lotta Högberg, Anders Isaksson, Anneli Ivarsson, Annelie Carlsson
OBJECTIVES: Celiac disease (CD) is associated with thyroid autoimmunity and other autoimmune diseases. However, data are lacking regarding the relationship between thyroid autoimmunity and thyroid function, especially in regard to CD. Our aim was to investigate the impact of thyroid autoimmunity on thyroid function in 12-year-old children with CD compared to their healthy peers. METHODS: A case-referent study was conducted as part of a CD screening of 12-year-olds...
January 25, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Brigitte Decallonne, Emmanuel Bartholomé, Valérie Delvaux, Miguel D'haeseleer, Souraya El Sankari, Pierrette Seeldrayers, Bart Van Wijmeersch, Chantal Daumerie
This paper deals with thyroid disease that can occur after treatment with alemtuzumab (humanized monoclonal anti-CD52) for relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (MS). The 5-year incidence of thyroid adverse events in phase 3 clinical trials is up to 40.7%. In most cases, the thyroid dysfunction is mild and easily manageable and only few serious thyroid adverse events have been reported. The need for patient education on the risk of thyroid dysfunction, as well as regular clinical and biochemical thyroid function screening is well described...
January 25, 2018: Acta Neurologica Belgica
Mark A Prendes, Roxana Fu, Isaac W Lamb, William R Nunery, Alon Kahana, H B Harold Lee
PURPOSE: To review physician-based clinical surveys published in Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. METHODS: Complementary Ovid and PubMed searches of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery journal content were performed for the term "survey." Results were narrowed to studies that specifically addressed physicians' clinical practices. This search resulted in 162 articles, and after dual-investigator independent screening, 13 surveys met inclusion criteria...
January 19, 2018: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Masahiro Sonoshita, Alex P Scopton, Peter M U Ung, Matthew A Murray, Lisa Silber, Andres Y Maldonado, Alexander Real, Avner Schlessinger, Ross L Cagan, Arvin C Dar
Synthetic tailoring of approved drugs for new indications is often difficult, as the most appropriate targets may not be readily apparent, and therefore few roadmaps exist to guide chemistry. Here, we report a multidisciplinary approach for accessing novel target and chemical space starting from an FDA-approved kinase inhibitor. By combining chemical and genetic modifier screening with computational modeling, we identify distinct kinases that strongly enhance ('pro-targets') or limit ('anti-targets') whole-animal activity of the clinical kinase inhibitor sorafenib in a Drosophila medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) model...
January 22, 2018: Nature Chemical Biology
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