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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088363/seasonal-variations-of-u-s-mortality-rates-roles-of-solar-ultraviolet-b-doses-vitamin-d-gene-exp-ression-and-infections
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William B Grant, Harjit Pal Bhattoa, Barbara J Boucher
Death rates in the U.S. show a pronounced seasonality. The broad seasonal variation shows about 25% higher death rates in winter than in summer with an additional few percent increase associated with the Christmas and New Year's holidays. A pronounced increase in death rates also starts in mid-September, shortly after the school year begins. The causes of death with large contributions to the observed seasonality include diseases of the circulatory system; the respiratory system; the digestive system; and endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic diseases...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087099/prognostic-and-predictive-indicators-in-early-stage-breast-cancer-and-the-role-of-genomic-profiling-focus-on-the-oncotype-dx-%C3%A2-breast-recurrence-score-assay
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E Curtit, L Mansi, Y Maisonnette-Escot, J-L Sautière, X Pivot
Although useful prognostic and predictive insights can be gained from patient and tumour characteristics in early-stage breast cancer, it is not always straightforward to predict the likely risk of recurrence for each individual patient following breast surgery. One of the most difficult challenges faced by clinicians is identifying patients who may benefit most from adjuvant chemotherapy, and distinguishing these cases from those where endocrine therapy may be sufficient for cure. Genomic tests such as the Oncotype DX(®) Breast Recurrence Score(®) Assay have been developed to provide a robust and clinically validated assessment of a patient's individual tumour signature...
December 14, 2016: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087005/and-the-fat-lady-sings-about-phosphate-and-calcium
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Carsten A Wagner, Pedro H Imenez Silva, Isabel Rubio-Aliaga
Adipose tissue has been long recognized as secreting various endocrine factors. Emerging evidence demonstrates that adipokines play a role in modulating systemic mineral homeostasis through endocrine loops involving interleukin-6, leptin, and now also adiponectin, which all interact with FGF23 and vitamin D and thereby change the renal control of calcium and phosphate metabolism. Understanding these regulatory loops may shed light on a complex interorgan crosstalk controlling mineral homeostasis and its dysregulation in diseases associated with obesity...
February 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078850/acupuncture-in-endocrine-disorders-a-critical-appraisal
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Y Z Deng, L B Li, L G Xu, D Zhou, L J Wei, Y Liu
Acupuncture is an integral part of ancient Chinese medical practice. The technique has been used extensively in pain relief and is being tried for many other chronic conditions. Industrial development and affluence lead to the increase in the prevalence of many endocrine disorders such as diabetes, obesity, and polycystic ovarian disease. The rising prevalence of the endocrine morbidity is observed in both the developing and developed nations. The management of these disorders involves major lifestyle modification coupled with a long-term drug intake...
October 2016: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078386/early-differences-in-islets-from-prediabetic-nod-mice-combined-microarray-and-proteomic-analysis
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Inne Crèvecoeur, Valborg Gudmundsdottir, Saurabh Vig, Fernanda Marques Câmara Sodré, Wannes D'Hertog, Ana Carolina Fierro, Leentje Van Lommel, Conny Gysemans, Kathleen Marchal, Etienne Waelkens, Frans Schuit, Søren Brunak, Lut Overbergh, Chantal Mathieu
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: Type 1 diabetes is an endocrine disease where a long preclinical phase, characterised by immune cell infiltration in the islets of Langerhans, precedes elevated blood glucose levels and disease onset. Although several studies have investigated the role of the immune system in this process of insulitis, the importance of the beta cells themselves in the initiation of type 1 diabetes is less well understood. The aim of this study was to investigate intrinsic differences present in the islets from diabetes-prone NOD mice before the onset of insulitis...
January 12, 2017: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077754/double-blinded-randomised-placebo-controlled-clinical-trial-of-individualised-homeopathic-treatment-of-hyperthyroid-cats
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A L Bodey, C J Almond, M A Holmes
Feline hyperthyroidism is a common endocrine disorder in older cats for which homeopathic treatment has been advocated. A double-blinded, placebo-controlled randomised trial was performed to look for evidence of efficacy for the use of individualised homeopathy in the treatment of this disease. Using a case definition of a concentration of the thyroid hormone T4 >66 nmol/l, cats were randomised into two treatment arms. Either a placebo or a homeopathic treatment was given to each cat blindly. After 21 days, the T4 levels, weight (Wt) and heart rate (HR) were compared with pretreatment values...
January 11, 2017: Veterinary Record
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074993/-fatal-interstitial-lung-disease-associated-with-maximum-androgen-blockade
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Guillermo Molina Mancero, Xavier Picón, Fernando Di Tullio, Glenda Ernst, Pablo Dezanzo, Alejandro Salvado, Julio F Chertcoff
Maximum androgen blockade is the standard endocrine treatment for advanced prostate cancer. Interstitial lung disease in different degrees of severity, with low mortality and excellent response to treatment may appear with its use. We report a 77 years old patient with advanced prostate cancer who developed severe and progressive respiratory failure associated to bilateral pulmonary infiltrates, attributed to the direct effect of maximum androgen blockade. Despite the therapeutic efforts, the patient died. Lung pathology revealed Usual Interstitial Pneumonia...
October 2016: Revista Médica de Chile
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074550/treatment-strategy-for-urinary-frequency-in-women
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Ching-Hung Hsieh, Tsung-Hsien Su
The purpose of this paper is to discuss the differential diagnosis of the underlying etiologies of urinary frequency and the treatment strategies for urinary frequency in women. Urinary frequency is a symptom, a sign, and a condition of uncertainty and of multifactorial cause. Common causes of urinary frequency include psychosocial, medical, sexual, urological, gynecologic, endocrine, and pharmacological in origin. Hence, treatment of symptoms and possible cures need a high-level plan or strategy to overcome the multifactorial etiology...
January 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074218/-autoimmune-diseases-of-the-thyroid-gland
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S Allelein, J Feldkamp, M Schott
Autoimmune diseases of the thyroid gland are considered to be the most frequent cause of thyroid gland disorders. Autoimmune thyroid diseases consist of two subgroups: autoimmune thyroiditis (AIT) and Graves' disease. The AIT is the most common human autoimmune disease. Infiltration of the thyroid gland with cytotoxic T‑cells can lead to an initial thyrotoxicosis und during the course to hypothyroidism due to destruction of the thyroid gland. Substitution with Levothyroxine is indicated for manifest hypothyroidism and subclinical hypothyroidism with increased thyroid antibodies with the intention of normalizing the serum thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH)...
January 10, 2017: Der Internist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073843/active-estrogen-receptor-alpha-signaling-in-ovarian-cancer-models-and-clinical-specimens
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Courtney L Andersen, Matthew J Sikora, Michelle M Boisen, Tianzhou Ma, Alec Christie, George Tseng, Yong Seok Park, Soumya Luthra, Uma Chandran, Paul Haluska, Gina Mantia-Smaldone, Kunle Odunsi, Karen McLean, Adrian V Lee, Esther Elishaev, Robert P Edwards, Steffi Oesterreich
PURPOSE: High-grade serous ovarian cancer (HGSOC) is an aggressive disease with few available targeted therapies. Despite high expression of estrogen receptor-alpha in ~80% of HGSOC and some small but promising clinical trials of endocrine therapy, estrogen receptor-alpha has been understudied as a target in this disease. We sought to identify hormone-responsive, estrogen receptor-alpha-dependent HGSOC. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: We characterized endocrine response in HGSOC cells across culture conditions (2-D, 3-D, forced suspension) and in patient-derived xenograft (PDX) explants, assessing proliferation and gene expression...
January 10, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072956/-clinical-and-immunological-analysis-of-the-patient-with-autoimmunity-due-to-germline-stat3-gain-of-function-mutation
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Y Ding, Y Zhang, Y P Wang, H Y Zhao, X M Chen, X H Xue, X M Bai, Y F An, Z Y Zhang, X M Tang, X D Zhao
Objective: To investigate the clinical and immunological laboratory features and gene mutation in a female patient who carried a germline gain-of-function mutation in STAT3. Method: A patient with lymphadenopathy and pancytopenia, visited the Department of Rheumatology and Immunology of Children's Hospital of Chongqing Medical University in May 2016. The clinical and laboratory characteristics, results of immunophenotyping and exome sequencing were analyzed retrospectively and related literature was reviewed...
January 2, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070801/a-comparison-of-sexual-function-in-women-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-pcos-whose-mothers-had-pcos-during-their-pregnancy-period-with-those-without-pcos
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Mahsa Noroozzadeh, Fahimeh Ramezani Tehrani, Mahnaz Bahri Khomami, Fereidoun Azizi
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrine disorder in women during reproductive ages. Clinical symptoms associated with PCOS, such as hirsutism, acne, alopecia, obesity, and infertility, may lead to emotional morbidity and then impaired sexual function in those affected. During intrauterine development, the fetus may program the development of diseases during adulthood. In this study, we aimed to examine sexual function in women with PCOS, exposed to maternal androgen excess during their prenatal life compared to non-exposed PCOS patients...
January 9, 2017: Archives of Sexual Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070798/does-vitamin-d-play-a-role-in-autoimmune-endocrine-disorders-a-proof-of-concept
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REVIEW
Barbara Altieri, Giovanna Muscogiuri, Luigi Barrea, Chantal Mathieu, Carla V Vallone, Luca Mascitelli, Giorgia Bizzaro, Vincenzo M Altieri, Giacomo Tirabassi, Giancarlo Balercia, Silvia Savastano, Nicola Bizzaro, Cristina L Ronchi, Annamaria Colao, Alfredo Pontecorvi, Silvia Della Casa
In the last few years, more attention has been given to the "non-calcemic" effect of vitamin D. Several observational studies and meta-analyses demonstrated an association between circulating levels of vitamin D and outcome of many common diseases, including endocrine diseases, chronic diseases, cancer progression, and autoimmune diseases. In particular, cells of the immune system (B cells, T cells, and antigen presenting cells), due to the expression of 1α-hydroxylase (CYP27B1), are able to synthesize the active metabolite of vitamin D, which shows immunomodulatory properties...
January 9, 2017: Reviews in Endocrine & Metabolic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070760/the-generation-r-study-design-and-cohort-update-2017
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Marjolein N Kooijman, Claudia J Kruithof, Cornelia M van Duijn, Liesbeth Duijts, Oscar H Franco, Marinus H van IJzendoorn, Johan C de Jongste, Caroline C W Klaver, Aad van der Lugt, Johan P Mackenbach, Henriëtte A Moll, Robin P Peeters, Hein Raat, Edmond H H M Rings, Fernando Rivadeneira, Marc P van der Schroeff, Eric A P Steegers, Henning Tiemeier, André G Uitterlinden, Frank C Verhulst, Eppo Wolvius, Janine F Felix, Vincent W V Jaddoe
The Generation R Study is a population-based prospective cohort study from fetal life until adulthood. The study is designed to identify early environmental and genetic causes and causal pathways leading to normal and abnormal growth, development and health from fetal life, childhood and young adulthood. This multidisciplinary study focuses on several health outcomes including behaviour and cognition, body composition, eye development, growth, hearing, heart and vascular development, infectious disease and immunity, oral health and facial growth, respiratory health, allergy and skin disorders of children and their parents...
January 9, 2017: European Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070481/lung-adenocarcinoma-and-adrenocortical-carcinoma-in-a-patient-with-multiple-endocrine-neoplasia-type-1
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Nobumasa Ohara, Masanori Kaneko, Masahiro Ikeda, Fumio Ishizaki, Kazuya Suzuki, Ryo Maruyama, Takeshi Komeyama, Kazuhiro Sato, Kenichi Togashi, Hiroyuki Usuda, Yuto Yamazaki, Hironobu Sasano, Kenzo Kaneko, Kyuzi Kamoi
Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN1) is an autosomal dominant disorder caused by heterozygous germline mutations in the tumor suppressor gene MEN1, which encodes a nuclear protein, menin. MEN1 is characterized by the combined occurrence of tumors involving the pituitary gland, pancreatic islets, and parathyroid glands. Additionally, patients with MEN1 often exhibit adrenal tumors. Although most MEN1-associated tumors are benign, malignant lesions arising in these endocrine organs have been reported. Additionally, malignant diseases of non-endocrine organs concomitant with MEN1 have also been reported...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069897/impact-of-estrogen-receptor-%C3%AE-gene-and-oxytocin-receptor-gene-polymorphisms-on-female-sexuality
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Anastasia K Armeni, Konstantinos Assimakopoulos, Dimitra J Marioli, Vasiliki Koika, Eftychia Michailidou, Niki Mourtzi, Gregoris Iconomou, Neoklis A Georgopoulos
Over the past decades, research attention has increasingly been paid to the neurobiological component of sexual behaviour. The aim of the present study was to investigate the correlation of estrogen receptor α (ERα) gene polymorphism (rs2234693-PvuII) (T→C substitution) and oxytocin receptor gene polymorphism (rs53576) (G→A substitution) with sexuality parameters of young, healthy women. One hundred thirty-three Greek heterosexual women, students in higher education institutions, 20-25 years of age, sexually active, with normal menstrual cycles (28-35 days), were recruited in the study...
January 9, 2017: Endocrine Connections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069811/tgf-%C3%AE-1-smad3-pathway-targets-pp2a-ampk-foxo1-to-regulate-hepatic-gluconeogenesis
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Hariom Yadav, Samir Devalaraja, Stephanie Chung, Sushil G Rane
Maintenance of glucose homeostasis is essential for normal physiology. Deviation from normal glucose levels, in either direction, increases susceptibility to serious medical complications such as hypoglycemia or diabetes. Maintenance of glucose homeostasis is achieved via functional interactions amongst various organs, liver, skeletal muscle, adipose tissue, brain and the endocrine pancreas. The liver is the primary site for endogenous glucose production, especially during states of prolonged fasting. However, enhanced gluconeogenesis is also a signature feature of type 2 diabetes (T2D)...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069752/microbiome-modulated-metabolites-at-the-interface-of-host-immunity
#18
REVIEW
Eran Blacher, Maayan Levy, Evgeny Tatirovsky, Eran Elinav
The mammalian gastrointestinal tract and associated mucosal immune system harbor a large repertoire of metabolites of prokaryotic and eukaryotic origin that play important roles in eukaryotic development and physiology. These often bioactive small molecules originate from nutrition- and environmental-related sources, or are endogenously produced and modulated by the host and its microbiota. A complex network of interactions exists between the intestinal mucosal immune system and the microbiota. This intimate cross-talk may be driven by metabolite secretion and signaling, and features profound influences on host immunity and physiology, including the endocrine, metabolic, and nervous system function in health and disease...
January 15, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069346/prevalence-and-severity-of-bone-loss-in-burned-patients
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Aria Partovi, Alireza Dabaghmanesh, Sharareh Roshanzamir
Often discovered late during the clinical course of burns, bone loss is widely accepted by clinicians as a de facto consequence of burn. Literature on this bone loss is limited and contradictory in details. More insight into the prevalence and magnitude of bone loss may facilitate its prevention. To this end, over a period of two years, we gathered a test group of 34 male patients with at least six-month-old thermal burns and a control group of 50 male members of similar age and geographical background as our test group...
January 6, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067779/environmental-factors-affecting-growth-and-occurrence-of-testicular-cancer-in-childhood-an-overview-of-the-current-epidemiological-evidence
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REVIEW
Fabrizio Giannandrea, Stefania Fargnoli
Testicular cancer (TC) is the most frequently occurring malignancy among adolescents and young men aged 15-34 years. Although incidence of TC has been growing over the past 40 years in several western countries, the explanations for this increase still remain uncertain. It has been postulated that early life exposure to numerous occupational and environmental estrogenic chemicals, such as endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs), may play a contributing role in the etiology of TC, but the subject is still open to additional investigation...
January 5, 2017: Children
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