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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348428/evaluation-of-quantitative-parameters-for-distinguishing-pheochromocytoma-from-other-adrenal-tumors
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Youichi Ohno, Masakatsu Sone, Daisuke Taura, Toshinari Yamasaki, Katsutoshi Kojima, Kyoko Honda-Kohmo, Yorihide Fukuda, Koji Matsuo, Toshihito Fujii, Akihiro Yasoda, Osamu Ogawa, Nobuya Inagaki
Adrenal tumors are increasingly found incidentally during imaging examinations. It is important to distinguish pheochromocytomas from other adrenal tumors because of the risk of hypertensive crisis. Although catecholamines and their metabolites are generally used to diagnose pheochromocytoma, false-positive test results are common. An effective screening method to distinguish pheochromocytoma from adrenal incidentalomas is needed. We analyzed 297 consecutive patients with adrenal incidentalomas. Our findings included 162 non-functioning tumors, 47 aldosterone-producing adenomas, 26 metastases, 22 cases of subclinical Cushing's syndrome, 21 pheochromocytomas, 12 cases of Cushing's syndrome, and 7 adrenocortical cancers...
January 18, 2018: Hypertension Research: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346086/the-dynamics-of-a-serum-steroid-profile-after-stimulation-with-intravenous-acth
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Johanna M Lindner, Anna Catharina Suhr, Stefanie H Grimm, Patrick Möhnle, Michael Vogeser, Josef Briegel
BACKGROUND: Stimulation with intravenous adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) is a widely used diagnostic procedure to characterize the adrenocortical function. Currently, the response of serum cortisol, mainly quantified by immunoassays, is the only established read-out of this test. By using liquid chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) simultaneous determination of several steroids that respond to ACTH stimulation is now possible. The aim of this study was to further characterize the typical effect of exogenous ACTH (250 mg) on a LC-MS/MS-serum steroid profile...
December 26, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345155/minimally-invasive-adrenal-surgery-virtue-or-vice
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Jared S Winoker, David T Ahlborn, Olamide O Omidele, Gustavo Fernandez-Ranvier, Ithaar H Derweesh, Reza Mehrazin
Adrenocortical carcinoma (ACC) is a rare malignancy associated with poor prognosis despite available treatments. In patients with localized or locally advanced disease, complete resection with negative margins offers the only potential for cure. Unfortunately, most patients develop local and distant recurrence following initial resection highlighting the importance of meticulous surgical technique in the hands of an experienced surgeon. While minimally invasive surgery (MIS) has supplanted open surgery for small to medium-sized benign adrenal tumors, controversy surrounds the use of MIS for resection of ACC...
January 18, 2018: Future Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342266/causes-patterns-and-severity-of-androgen-excess-in-1205-consecutively-recruited-women
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Yasir S Elhassan, Jan Idkowiak, Karen Smith, Miriam Asia, Helena Gleeson, Rachel Webster, Wiebke Arlt, Michael W O'Reilly
Context: Androgen excess in women is predominantly due to underlying polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). However there is a lack of clarity regarding patterns and severity of androgen excess that should be considered predictive of non-PCOS pathology. Objective: We examined the diagnostic utility of simultaneous measurement of serum dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEAS), androstenedione (A4) and testosterone (T) to delineate biochemical signatures and cut-offs predictive of non-PCOS disorders in women with androgen excess...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334260/crude-extract-of-origanum-vulgare-l-induced-cell-death-and-suppressed-mapk-and-pi3-akt-signaling-pathways-in-sw13-and-h295r-cell-lines
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Beatrice Rubin, Jacopo Mansi, Halenya Monticelli, Loris Bertazza, Marco Redaelli, Francesca Sensi, Maira Zorzan, Carla Scaroni, Caterina Mian, Maurizio Iacobone, Decio Armanini, Cristina Bertolini, Susi Barollo, Marco Boscaro, Raffaele Pezzani
Oregano (Origanum vulgare L.) is a common aromatic plant used in Mediterranean and Asian Regions for treating respiratory diseases, painful menstruation, rheumatoid arthritis, etc. Recently its role as an anticancer plant has been suggested, although oregano has been never evaluated into adrenocortical tumour cell models. This study analysed for the first time the anticancer effects of a crude extract of wild mountain oregano (Origanum vulgare L.) in SW13 and H295R cell lines. The crude extract was characterised by GC/MS and the toxic effects of oregano were first analysed by brine shrimp lethality assay...
January 15, 2018: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332161/the-computed-tomography-adrenal-wash-out-analysis-properly-classifies-cortisol-secreting-adrenocortical-adenomas
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Anne-Laure Humbert, Guillaume Lecoanet, Sophie Moog, Fehd Bouderraoui, Laurent Bresler, Jean-Michel Vignaud, Elodie Chevalier, Laurent Brunaud, Marc Klein, Thomas Cuny
PURPOSE: Adrenocortical lesions are characterized through imaging, hormonal and histopathological analysis. Our aim was to compare the radiological features of adrenocortical lesions with their cortisol-secreting status and histopathological Weiss score. METHODS: Seventy five patients operated between 2004 and 2016 in the University Hospital of Nancy for either adrenocortical carcinomas (ACC) or adrenocortical adenomas (ACA) were enrolled in this study. We collected cortisol parameters, Computed Tomography (CT) scans (unenhanced density, wash-out (WO) analysis) and 18F-Fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (18F-FDG PET/CT) datas...
January 13, 2018: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330226/mitotane-treatment-in-patients-with-metastatic-testicular-leydig-cell-tutor-associated-with-severe-androgen-excess
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Vasileios Chortis, Nicholas J Johal, Irina Bancos, Matthew Evans, Kassiani Skordilis, Peter Guest, Michael H Cullen, Emilio Porfiri, Wiebke Arlt
Mitotane (o,p'DDD) is established in the adjuvant and advanced stage treatment of adrenocortical carcinoma and counteracts both tumour growth and tumour-related steroid production. Both the adrenal glands and the gonads are steroidogenically active organs and share a common embryogenic origin. Here we describe the effects of mitotane in two patients with metastatic Leydig cell tumour (LCT) of the testes and associated severe androgen excess (serum testosterone 93 and 88 nmol/l, respectively; male reference range 7-27 nmol/L)...
January 12, 2018: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330195/dicer1-gene-mutations-in-endocrine-tumors
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Michael Solarski, Fabio Rotondo, William Foulkes, John R Priest, Luis V Syro, Henriett Butz, Michael Cusimano, Kalman Kovacs
In this review, the importance of the DICER1 gene in the function of endocrine cells is discussed. There is conclusive evidence that DICER1 mutations play a crucial role in the development, progression, cell proliferation, therapeutic responsiveness and behavior of several endocrine tumors. We review the literature of DICER1 gene mutations in thyroid, parathyroid, pituitary, pineal gland, endocrine pancreas, paragangliomas, medullary, adrenocortical, ovarian, and testicular tumors. Although significant progress has been made during the last few years, much more work is needed to fully understand the significance of DICER1 mutations...
January 12, 2018: Endocrine-related Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326864/laparoscopic-finding-of-ectopic-adrenocortical-tissue-in-a-2-year-old-boy-with-vanishing-testis
#9
Antonio Marte
Ectopic adrenocortical tissue (EAT) along the spermatic cord is an unusual condition in children. The author reports on a 2-year-old boy with impalpable testis. On laparoscopy, EAT was detected along the hypotrophic spermatic vessels and excised. These remnants should be removed to prevent hormone production or malignant transformation.
January 2018: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319480/the-impact-of-patient-disease-and-treatment-related-factors-on-survival-in-patients-with-adrenocortical-carcinoma
#10
Nahid Punjani, Roderick Clark, Jonathan Izawa, Joseph Chin, Stephen E Pautler, Nicholas Power
INTRODUCTION: Adrenal cortical carcinoma (ACC) is a rare and aggressive endocrine tumour. Most present with advanced disease and have poor prognosis. Optimal treatment includes complete surgical resection. There is limited evidence for the efficacy of chemotherapy and radiation at different stages in this disease. There remain many inconsistencies with respect to diagnosis and workup. There is a lack of uniform guideline recommendations and consensus data. METHODS: We performed a retrospective chart review of all patients at London Health Sciences Centre between 1990 and 2015 using ICD coding...
December 22, 2017: Canadian Urological Association Journal, Journal de L'Association des Urologues du Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319399/laparoscopic-versus-open-adrenalectomy-for-localized-locally-advanced-primary-adrenocortical-carcinoma-ensat-i-iii-in-adults-is-margin-free-r0-resection-the-key-surgical-factor-that-dictates-outcome-a-review-of-the-literature
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Eustratia Mpaili, Demetrios Moris, Diamantis I Tsilimigras, Dimitrios Oikonomou, Timothy M Pawlik, Dimitrios Schizas, Alexandros Papalampros, Evangelos Felekouras, Dimitrios Dimitroulis
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to review the current literature on the role of laparoscopic adrenalectomy (LA) in the treatment of primary adrenocortical carcinoma (ACC; European Network for the Study of Adrenal Tumors [ENSAT] I-III) in adults. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Nonrandomized controlled trials published between January 1999 and February 2017 were identified by searching the Pubmed, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, and Google Scholar databases. Primary and secondary endpoints included surgical and pathological parameters (patients age, tumor size, ENSAT stage, type of surgical approach, and period of follow-up), surgical outcomes (operative time, estimated blood loss, length of hospital stay, conversion rate to laparotomy, R0 resection, and surgical margin's status), and oncological outcomes (rate of recurrence, disease-free survival [DFS], and overall survival [OS] rates)...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318463/a-novel-splice-site-mutation-of-the-prkar1a-gene-c-440-5-g-c-in-a-chinese-family-with-carney-complex
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J Fu, F Lai, Y Chen, X Wan, G Wei, Y Li, H Xiao, X Cao
BACKGROUND: Carney complex (CNC) is an extremely rare, multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome that occurs in an autosomal dominant manner. Mutations in PRKAR1A have been reported to be a common genetic cause of CNC. METHODS: In this study, we reported a Chinese pedigree of CNC that manifests mainly as spotty skin pigmentation and primary pigmented nodular adrenocortical disease. Whole blood samples of this pedigree were collected for DNA/RNA analysis. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction analyses were performed to amplify the 11 exons and adjacent introns of PRKAR1A...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316814/biology-of-the-adrenal-gland-cortex-obviates-effective-use-of-adeno-associated-virus-vectors-to-treat-hereditary-adrenal-disorders
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Sandra Markmann, Bishnu P De, Jasmine Reid, Clarisse Jose, Jonathan B Rosenberg, Philip Leopold, Stephen M Kaminsky, Dolan Sondhi, Odelya E Pagovich, Ronald G Crystal
Congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) is an autosomal recessive disorder occurring in 1:10,000-1:20,000 live births. In >95% of the cases, CAH results from mutations in the CYP21A2 gene, encoding the adrenal steroid enzyme 21-hydroxylase (21OH). Cardinal phenotypic features of CAH include genital ambiguity and sexual precocity, and in severe cases, neonatal salt loss and death. Current standard of care consists of life-long oral steroid replacement to reverse the cortisol deficiency. Although significant advances in the treatment of CAH have been made, the burden of a life-long therapeutic intervention is not ideal for quality of life...
January 9, 2018: Human Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313128/-surgical-strategies-for-non-metastatic-adrenocortical-carcinoma
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N Rayes, M Quinkler, T Denecke
Adrenocortical carcinomas (ACC) are rare but highly aggressive tumors. It is very difficult to differentiate small locally limited ACCs from benign adenomas. A spontaneous density >10 Hounsfield units in non-enhanced CT scan and a slow washout after contrast injection are suspicious of malignancy but with a low specificity. Preoperatively, a hormonal work-up is mandatory for all adrenal tumors. Each patient should be discussed in an interdisciplinary board. For non-metastatic ACCs (ENSAT stages I-III) radical resection is the treatment of choice...
January 8, 2018: Der Chirurg; Zeitschrift Für Alle Gebiete der Operativen Medizen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310485/enhanced-innate-fear-and-altered-stress-axis-regulation-in-vglut3-knockout-mice
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Diána Balázsfi, Anna Fodor, Bibiána Török, Szilamér Ferenczi, Krisztina J Kovács, József Haller, Dóra Zelena
Glutamatergic neurons, characterized by vesicular glutamate transporters (VGluT1-3) provide the main excitation in the brain. Their disturbances have been linked to various brain disorders, which could be also modeled by the contextual fear test in rodents. We aimed to characterize the participation of VGluT3 in the development of contextual fear through its contribution to hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical axis (HPA) regulation using knockout (KO) mice. Contextual fear conditioning was induced by foot shock and mice were examined 1 and 7 d later in the same environment comparing wild type with KO...
January 8, 2018: Stress: the International Journal on the Biology of Stress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310349/adrenocortical-oncocytoma-11-case-reports-and-review-of-the-literature
#16
Yazhao Hong, Yuanyuan Hao, Jinghai Hu, Bo Xu, Hongli Shan, Xiaoqing Wang
RATIONALE: Adrenocortical oncocytoma is an extremely rare tumor of the adrenal gland. Its diagnostic criteria and biological behavior has not yet reached a consensus. The purpose of this study is to investigate the clinical characteristics of adrenocortical oncocytoma. PATIENT CONCERNS: The clinical data from 11 cases of adrenocortical oncocytoma were retrospectively analyzed. Five patients found the tumor incidentally during the healthy examination, and 3 cases found the tumor during the diagnostic work-up for the evaluation of flank pain or hypertension...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299796/analysis-of-circulating-extracellular-vesicle-associated-micrornas-in-cortisol-producing-adrenocortical-tumors
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Pál Perge, Ábel Decmann, Raffaele Pezzani, Irina Bancos, Ambrogio Fassina, Michaela Luconi, Letizia Canu, Miklós Tóth, Marco Boscaro, Attila Patócs, Peter Igaz
PURPOSE: Circulating microRNAs (miRNA) have been described in patients with adrenocortical tumors, but the expression of miRNAs in non-functioning and cortisol-producing tumors has not been yet compared. Therefore, the objective of this study was to evaluate the expression of plasma extracellular vesicle (EV)-associated microRNAs in patients with non-functioning adrenocortical adenoma (NFA), cortisol-producing adrenocortical adenoma (CPA) and cortisol-producing adrenocortical carcinoma (CP-ACC)...
January 3, 2018: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299119/identifying-mitotane-induced-mitochondria-associated-membranes-dysfunctions-metabolomic-and-lipidomic-approaches
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Ségolène Hescot, Larbi Amazit, Marie Lhomme, Simon Travers, Anais DuBow, Stephanie Battini, Geoffrey Boulate, Izzie Jacques Namer, Anne Lombes, Anatol Kontush, Alessio Imperiale, Eric Baudin, Marc Lombes
Mitotane (o,p'DDD), the most effective drug in adrenocortical carcinoma, concentrates into the mitochondria and impacts mitochondrial functions. To address the molecular mechanisms of mitotane action and to identify its potential target, metabolomic and lipidomic approaches as well as imaging analyses were employed in human adrenocortical H295R cells allowing identification of Mitochondria-Associated Membranes dysfunction as a critical impact of mitotane. Study of intracellular energetic metabolites by NMR spectroscopy showed that mitotane significantly decreased aspartate while concomitantly increased glutamate content in a time- and concentration-dependent manner...
December 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29291482/paraneoplastic-neuromyelitis-optica-spectrum-disorder-a-single-center-cohort-description-with-two-cases-of-histological-validation
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Philippe Beauchemin, Raffaele Iorio, Anthony L Traboulsee, Thalia Field, Anna V Tinker, Robert L Carruthers
BACKGROUND: Paraneoplastic syndromes are remote effects of cancer caused by an autoimmune response triggered by tumor cells. Paraneoplastic Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorders (NMOSD) has been previously described, but the underlying mechanism for these rare cases is not well characterized. This paper presents a newly described case series of paraneoplastic NMOSD, including 2 new histological types of cancer and histological validation. METHODS: The UBC NMO clinic database was surveyed and identified 6 patients with paraneoplastic NMOSD...
December 23, 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288372/robotic-assisted-laparoscopic-surgery-for-pediatric-tumors-a-bicenter-experience
#20
P Meignan, Q Ballouhey, J Lejeune, K Braik, B Longis, A R Cook, H Lardy, L Fourcade, Aurélien Binet
Mini-invasive surgery is more and more integrated in pediatric surgery. The robotic-assisted surgery brought new advantages from which the patient and the surgeon could benefit compared to laparoscopy. Its use in oncological surgery is still controversial. 12 robotic-assisted tumor resections with the da Vinci Surgical Robot (Intuitive Surgical, Sunnyvale, CA) were attempted in 11 children (mean age 7.65 years; age range 0.75-16.75 years; mean weight 30.3 kg; weight range 8.6-62 kg) in two centers. Mean total operative time was 145 min (range 72-263 min)...
December 29, 2017: Journal of Robotic Surgery
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