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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684405/moderate-perinatal-thyroid-hormone-insufficiency-alters-visual-system-function-in-adult-rats
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William K Boyes, Laura Degn, Barbara Jane George, Mary E Gilbert
Thyroid hormone (TH) is critical for many aspects of neurodevelopment and can be disrupted by a variety of environmental contaminants. Sensory systems, including audition and vision are vulnerable to TH insufficiencies, but little data are available on visual system development at less than severe levels of TH deprivation. The goal of the current experiments was to explore dose-response relations between graded levels of TH insufficiency during development and the visual function of adult offspring. Pregnant Long Evans rats received 0 or 3 ppm (Experiment 1), or 0, 1, 2, or 3 ppm (Experiment 2) of propylthiouracil (PTU), an inhibitor of thyroid hormone synthesis, in drinking water from gestation day (GD) 6 to postnatal day (PN) 21...
April 20, 2018: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683529/morphology-combined-with-ancillary-techniques-an-algorithm-approach-for-thyroid-nodules
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Esther Diana Rossi, Maurizio Martini, Sara Capodimonti, Tonia Cenci, Mirna Bilotta, Francesco Pierconti, Alfredo Pontecorvi, Celestino Pio Lombardi, Guido Fadda, Luigi Maria Larocca
OBJECTIVE: Several authors have underlined the limits of morphological analysis mostly in the diagnosis of follicular neoplasms (FN). The application of ancillary techniques (AT), including immunocytochemistry(ICC) and molecular testing (MT), contributes to a better definition of the risk of malignancy(ROM) and management of FN. According to literature, the application of models, including the evaluation of ICC, somatic mutations (i.e. BRAFV 600E ), miRNA analysis is proposed for FNs...
April 23, 2018: Cytopathology: Official Journal of the British Society for Clinical Cytology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676354/diagnostic-and-prognostic-impact-of-mucin-1-6-expression-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#3
William Sterlacci, Michael Fiegl, Lothar Veits, Alexandar Tzankov
Background: The prognostic significance and clinico-pathological characterization of mucin (MUC) expression in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is controversial and little studied. Aims: This study aims at elucidating this issue on the largest and most detailed cohort so far. Settings and Design: We examined the expression of MUC 1, 2, 4, 5AC and 6 on 371, well documented, surgically resected NSCLC cases. Materials and Methods: Immunohistochemical results were correlated with several of our previously studied, relevant parameters on this cohort including a follow-up period of up to 20 years...
April 2018: Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676214/homozygous-mutation-in-human-serum-albumin-and-its-implication-on-thyroid-tests
#4
Mizuho S Mimoto, Anara Karaca, Neal Scherberg, Alexandra M Dumitrescu, Samuel Refetoff
An individual with familial dysalbuminemic hyperthyroxinemia (FDH) due to a homozygous mutation (c.653G>A, p.R218H) in the human serum albumin (HSA) gene is reported. The patient was identified during evaluation of abnormal thyroid tests in a large family with multiple levels of consanguinity. He showed a greater increase in total T4 relative to that observed in heterozygous family members. The higher affinity of mutant HSA for T4, together with the large molar excess of HSA relative to thyroid hormones in serum, results in preferential association of T4 with the mutant rather than wildtype HSA in heterozygous individuals...
April 20, 2018: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674333/intravenous-and-intratracheal-thyrotropin-releasing-hormone-and-its-analog-taltirelin-reverse-opioid-induced-respiratory-depression-in-isoflurane-anesthetized-rats
#5
James D Boghosian, Anita Luethy, Joseph F Cotten
Thyrotropin releasing hormone (TRH) is a tripeptide hormone and a neurotransmitter widely-expressed in the CNS that regulates thyroid function and that maintains physiologic homeostasis. Following injection in rodents, TRH has multiple effects including increased blood pressure and breathing. We tested the hypothesis that TRH and its long-acting analog, taltirelin, will reverse morphine-induced respiratory depression in anesthetized rats following intravenous(IV) or intratracheal(IT) administration. TRH (1 mg/kg plus 5 mg/kg/hour IV) and talitrelin (1 mg/kg IV), when administered to rats pretreated with morphine (5 mg/kg IV), increased ventilation from 50±6 to 131±7% and 45±6 to 168±13% (percent baseline; n=4±SEM), primarily through increased breathing rates (from 76+/-9 to 260±14% and 66±8 to 318±37%)...
April 19, 2018: Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674245/effects-of-multiple-life-stage-exposure-to-the-fungicide-prochloraz-in-xenopus-laevis-manifestations-of-antiandrogenic-and-other-modes-of-toxicity
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Jonathan T Haselman, Patricia A Kosian, Joseph J Korte, Allen W Olmstead, Sigmund J Degitz
The Larval Amphibian Growth and Development Assay (LAGDA) is an internationally harmonized testing guideline for evaluating effects of chronic chemical exposure in amphibians. In order to evaluate the effects of chronic exposure to an antiandrogenic chemical in an amphibian model, prochloraz was tested using a variation of the LAGDA design. Exposure was initiated with <1d post-fertilization embryos at nominal concentrations of 0, 6.7, 20, 60 and 180 μg/L (0, 18, 53, 159, 478 nM) and continued in flow-through conditions until two months following the median time that controls completed metamorphosis...
April 3, 2018: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29671250/measurement-properties-of-thypro-short-form-thypro-39-for-use-in-chinese-patients-with-benign-thyroid-diseases
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Carlos K H Wong, Edmond P H Choi, Y C Woo, Brian H H Lang
PURPOSE: To evaluate the validity and reliability of a newly-translated Thyroid-specific Patient-Reported Outcome short-form (ThyPRO-39) instrument for ethnic-Chinese patients suffering from benign thyroid diseases. METHODS: The translation and cross-cultural adaptation of the English ThyPRO-39 were performed using the double forward translation, reconciliation, single backward translation, and cognitive debriefing, followed by a panel review. Cross-sectional data of 308 patients with benign thyroid diseases were utilized for this psychometric evaluation of ThyPRO-39 instrument...
April 18, 2018: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667174/impact-of-prior-cancer-history-on-the-overall-survival-of-patients-newly-diagnosed-with-cancer-a-pan-cancer-analysis-of-the-seer-database
#8
Huaqiang Zhou, Yan Huang, Zeting Qiu, Hongyun Zhao, Wenfeng Fang, Yunpeng Yang, Yuanyuan Zhao, Xue Hou, Yuxiang Ma, Shaodong Hong, Ting Zhou, Yaxiong Zhang, Li Zhang
The population of cancer survivors with prior cancer is rapidly growing. Whether a prior cancer diagnosis interferes with outcome is unknown. We conducted a pan-cancer analysis to determine the impact of prior cancer history for patients newly diagnosed with cancer. We identified 20 types of primary solid tumors between 2004 to 2008 in the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) database. Demographic and clinicopathologic variables were compared by chi-squared test and t-test as appropriate. The propensity score-adjusted Kaplan-Meier method and Cox proportional hazards models were used to evaluate the impact of prior cancer on overall survival (OS)...
April 18, 2018: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665745/heterogeneity-in-ppv-of-ras-mutations-in-cytologically-indeterminate-thyroid-nodules
#9
Fadi Nabhan, Kyle Porter, Mark Lupo, Gregory W Randolph, Kepal Narendra Patel, Richard T Kloos
BACKGROUND: RAS mutations are common in the available mutational analysis of cytologically indeterminate (Cyto-I) thyroid nodules. However, their reported positive predictive value (PPV) for cancer is widely variable. The reason for this variability is unknown and it causes clinical management uncertainty. We performed a systematic review evaluating the PPV for cancer in RAS mutation positive Cyto-I nodules and considered variables that might affect residual heterogeneity across the different studies...
April 18, 2018: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664655/short-term-assessment-of-hsct-effects-on-the-hypothalamus-pituitary-axis-in-pediatric-thalassemic-patients
#10
Amir Ali Hamidieh, Fariba Mohseni, Maryam Behfar, Zohreh Hamidi, Kamran Alimoghaddam, Mohamad Pajouhi, Bagher Larijani, Mohammad-Reza Mohajeri-Tehrani, Ardeshir Ghavamzadeh
BACKGROUND: Beta thalassemia major (BTM) and its treatment by hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) may have deleterious effects on the endocrine systems. We assessed endocrine complications of HSCT in pediatric patients for 3 months. METHODS: In 20 (6 female) pediatric major thalassemic patients (mean age of 10.8 ± 3.9 years old), prolactin, luteinizing hormone (LH), follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), T4, T3, thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), IGF-1, testosterone (in males) or estradiol (in females) were measured as a batch at the Endocrinology and Metabolism Research Center (EMRC) of Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS) laboratories before HSCT and 1 and 3 months afterwards...
February 1, 2018: Archives of Iranian Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664512/short-stature-and-hypothyroidism-in-a-child-with-nail-patella-syndrome-a-case-report
#11
C Goecke, C Mellado, C García, H García
BACKGROUND: Nail-Patella syndrome (NPS) (OMIM: 161200) or hereditary onycho-osteodysplasia is an autosomal dominant disorder characterized by skeletal anomalies, nail dysplasia, renal and ocular abnor malities. The diagnosis is based on clinical and radiological findings and confirmed by the identification of a heterozygous pathogenic variant in the LMX1B gene. Management of these patients involves conti nuous follow-up and treatment ofthe orthopedical, ocular and renal problems that mayoccur...
February 2018: Revista Chilena de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663329/prophylactic-thyroidectomy-in-children-with-multiple-endocrine-neoplasia-type-2
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F P Prete, T Abdel-Aziz, C Morkane, C Brain, T R Kurzawinski
BACKGROUND: In patients with multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2 (MEN2) syndrome, genetic testing offers early diagnosis, stratifies the risk of developing medullary thyroid cancer (MTC) and informs the timing of thyroidectomy. The efficacy of treatment, which depends on timely and safe surgery, is not well established. METHODS: This was a retrospective review of diagnostic and clinicopathological outcomes of prophylactic thyroidectomy in children with MEN2 between 1995 and 2013 in the UK...
April 17, 2018: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662677/auto-antibodies-against-p-q-and-n-type-voltage-dependent-calcium-channels-mimicking-frontotemporal-dementia
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Kyan Younes, Lauren A Lepow, Cynthia Estrada, Paul E Schulz
The behavioral variant of frontotemporal dementia is usually a sporadic and progressive neurodegenerative disorder. Here, we report the subacute onset of a frontotemporal dementia phenotype with a treatable etiology. The patient has a history of rheumatoid arthritis, episcleritis, and thyroid eye disease on immunosuppressive therapy. He experienced a rapid personality change, including inappropriate behavior, which suggested frontotemporal dementia. Results of imaging and neuropsychological testing also suggested frontotemporal dementia...
2018: SAGE Open Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658805/subclinical-hypothyroidism-is-not-a-risk-factor-for-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-in-obese-women-of-reproductive-age
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Bingjie Zhang, Jing Wang, Shanmei Shen, Jiayi Liu, Jie Sun, Tianwei Gu, Dalong Zhu, Yan Bi
Obese women are at high risk for polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH) has been associated with weight gain, insulin resistance and impaired fertility, which are also factors involved in PCOS. However, there is limited information regarding the influence of SCH on the presence of PCOS. In order to determine whether SCH increases the prevalence of PCOS, we performed a cross-sectional study in a cohort of reproductive-aged obese women. All subjects underwent anthropometric evaluation, laboratory tests and ultrasound examination...
April 16, 2018: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657135/precision-targeted-therapy-with-blu-667-for-ret-driven-cancers
#15
Vivek Subbiah, Justin F Gainor, Rami Rahal, Jason D Brubaker, Joseph L Kim, Michelle Maynard, Wei Hu, Qiongfang Cao, Michael P Sheets, Douglas Wilson, Kevin J Wilson, Lucian DiPietro, Paul Fleming, Michael Palmer, Mimi I Hu, Lori Wirth, Marcia S Brose, Sai-Hong Ignatius Ou, Matthew Taylor, Elena Garralda, Stephen Miller, Beni Wolf, Christoph Lengauer, Timothy Guzi, Erica K Evans
The receptor tyrosine kinase, rearranged during transfection (RET), is an oncogenic driver activated in multiple cancers including non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), medullary thyroid cancer (MTC) and papillary thyroid cancer (PTC). No approved therapies have been designed to target RET; treatment has been limited to multi-kinase inhibitors (MKIs) which can have significant off-target toxicities and limited efficacy. BLU-667 is a highly potent and selective RET inhibitor designed to overcome these limitations...
April 15, 2018: Cancer Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656442/treatment-emergent-hypertension-and-efficacy-in-the-phase-3-study-of-e7080-lenvatinib-in-differentiated-cancer-of-the-thyroid-select
#16
Lori J Wirth, Makoto Tahara, Bruce Robinson, Sanjeev Francis, Marcia S Brose, Mouhammed Amir Habra, Kate Newbold, Naomi Kiyota, Corina E Dutcus, Elton Mathias, Matthew Guo, Steven I Sherman, Martin Schlumberger
BACKGROUND: Hypertension (HTN) is an established class effect of vascular endothelial growth factor receptor (VEGFR) inhibition. In the phase 3 Study of (E7080) Lenvatinib in Differentiated Cancer of the Thyroid (SELECT) trial, HTN was the most frequent adverse event of lenvatinib, an inhibitor of VEGFR1, VEGFR2, VEGFR3, fibroblast growth factor receptor 1 (FGFR1), FGFR2, FGFR3, FGFR4, platelet-derived growth factor receptor α (PDGFRα), ret proto-oncogene (RET), and stem cell factor receptor (KIT)...
April 14, 2018: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652599/risk-factors-for-new-hypothyroidism-during-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitor-therapy-in-advanced-nonthyroidal-cancer-patients
#17
Melissa G Lechner, Chirag M Vyas, Ole-Petter R Hamnvik, Erik K Alexander, P Reed Larsen, Toni K Choueiri, Trevor E Angell
BACKGROUND: Thyroid dysfunction during tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) cancer treatment is common, but predisposing risk factors have not been determined. Recommendations for monitoring patients treated with one or multiple TKI and in conjunction with other relevant cancer therapies could be improved. The study objective was to assess the risk factors for new thyroid dysfunction in TKI-treated previously euthyroid cancer patients. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study of patients with advanced nonthyroidal cancer treated with TKI from 2000 to 2017, having available thyroid function tests showing initial euthyroid status, excluding patients with preexisting thyroid disease or lack of follow-up thyroid function tests...
April 2018: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652597/hypothyroidism-during-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitor-therapy-is-associated-with-longer-survival-in-patients-with-advanced-nonthyroidal-cancers
#18
Melissa G Lechner, Chirag M Vyas, Ole-Petter R Hamnvik, Erik K Alexander, P Reed Larsen, Toni K Choueiri, Trevor E Angell
BACKGROUND: Tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI)-induced thyroid dysfunction is recognized as a common adverse effect of treatment, but the importance of incident hypothyroidism during TKI therapy remains unclear. This study analyzed the prognostic significance of hypothyroidism during TKI therapy in cancer patients. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study of adult patients with advanced nonthyroidal cancer treated with TKI and available thyroid function testing at three affiliated academic hospitals from 2000 to 2017...
April 2018: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649988/the-function-and-morphology-of-meibomian-glands-in-patients-with-thyroid-eye-disease-a-preliminary-study
#19
Chia-Yu Wang, Ren-Wen Ho, Po-Chiung Fang, Hun-Ju Yu, Chun-Chih Chien, Chang-Chun Hsiao, Ming-Tse Kuo
BACKGROUND: To investigate function and morphology of the meibomian gland (MG) in patients with thyroid eye disease (TED). METHODS: In this prospective case series study, patients with unilateral or bilateral TED were consecutively enrolled. The diagnosis of TED was based on the typical orbital findings and/or radiographic evidence. The disease activity of TED was classified according to the clinical activity score (CAS). Degrees of lagophthalmos and exophthalmos, blinking rates, and results of the Schirmer test 1 were also recorded...
April 12, 2018: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649016/thyroid-cancer-management-from-a-suspicious-nodule-to-targeted-therapy
#20
Francesco Perri, Antonio Giordano, Salvatore Pisconti, Franco Ionna, Maria G Chiofalo, Francesco Longo, Davide Leopardo, Giuseppina Della Vittoria Scarpati, Luciano Pezzullo
Thyroid nodules are very common, and their frequency is four to five times higher in women than in men. Most of them are benign, with only a very little percentage revealing a malignant neoplasm. About 50% of thyroid nodules are detected by self-palpation of neck, whereas the other 50% are diagnosed by neck ultrasonography and following fine-needle aspiration. Management of thyroid nodules is very difficult, because benign nodules are prevalent, whereas thyroid carcinoma is uncommon, representing only 1% of all malignancies...
April 11, 2018: Anti-cancer Drugs
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