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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533473/u-s-food-and-drug-administration-approval-summary-pembrolizumab-for-the-treatment-of-recurrent-or-metastatic-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma-with-disease-progression-on-or-after-platinum-containing-chemotherapy
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Erin Larkins, Gideon M Blumenthal, Weishi Yuan, Kun He, Rajeshwari Sridhara, Sriram Subramaniam, Hong Zhao, Chao Liu, Jingyu Yu, Kirsten B Goldberg, Amy E McKee, Patricia Keegan, Richard Pazdur
On August 5, 2016, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted accelerated approval to pembrolizumab (KEYTRUDA injection, Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., Kenilworth, NJ) for treatment of patients with recurrent or metastatic head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) with disease progression on or after platinum-containing chemotherapy. Approval was based on the objective response rate (ORR) and duration of response (DoR) in a cohort of patients in a nonrandomized multi-cohort trial (KEYNOTE-012) that included 174 patients with recurrent or metastatic HNSCC who had disease progression on or after platinum-containing chemotherapy...
May 22, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529699/evolution-immunity-and-the-emergence-of-brain-superautoantigens
#2
Serge Nataf
While some autoimmune disorders remain extremely rare, others largely predominate the epidemiology of human autoimmunity. Notably, these include psoriasis, diabetes, vitiligo, thyroiditis, rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis. Thus, despite the quasi-infinite number of "self" antigens that could theoretically trigger autoimmune responses, only a limited set of antigens, referred here as superautoantigens, induce pathogenic adaptive responses. Several lines of evidence reviewed in this paper indicate that, irrespective of the targeted organ (e...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529619/effects-of-prolonged-exposure-to-low-dose-metformin-in-thyroid-cancer-cell-lines
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Safar Kheder, Karen Sisley, Sirwan Hadad, Sabapathy P Balasubramanian
Background: Thyroid cancer is generally associated with an excellent prognosis, but there is significant long-term morbidity with standard treatment. Some sub-types however have a poor prognosis. Metformin, an oral anti-diabetic drug is shown to have anti-cancer effects in several types of cancer (breast, lung and ovarian cancer). The proposed mechanisms include activation of the Adenosine Mono-phosphate-activated Protein Kinase (AMPK) pathway and inhibition of the mTOR pathway (which promotes growth and proliferation)...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527578/tr2-and-tr4-orphan-nuclear-receptors-an-overview
#4
Shin-Jen Lin, Dong-Rong Yang, Guosheng Yang, Chang-Yi Lin, Hong-Chiang Chang, Gonghui Li, Chawnshang Chang
Testicular nuclear receptors 2 and 4 (TR2, TR4), also known as NR2C1 and NR2C2, belong to the nuclear receptor superfamily and were first cloned in 1989 and 1994, respectively. Although classified as orphan receptors, several natural molecules, their metabolites, and synthetic compounds including polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), PUFA metabolites 13-hydroxyoctadecadienoic acid, 15-hydroxyeicosatetraenoic acid, and the antidiabetic drug thiazolidinediones can transactivate TR4. Importantly, many of these ligands/activators can also transactivate peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma (PPARγ), also known as NR1C3 nuclear receptor...
2017: Current Topics in Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521834/incidence-of-total-hip-or-knee-replacement-due-to-osteoarthritis-in-relation-to-thyroid-function-a-prospective-cohort-study-the-nord-tr%C3%A3-ndelag-health-study
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Alf Inge Hellevik, Marianne Bakke Johnsen, Arnulf Langhammer, Anne Marie Fenstad, Ove Furnes, Kjersti Storheim, John Anker Zwart, Gunnar Flugsrud, Lars Nordsletten
BACKGROUND: To study whether thyroid function was associated with risk of hip or knee replacement due to primary osteoarthritis. METHODS: In a prospective cohort study, data from the second and third survey of the Nord-Trøndelag Health Study were linked to the Norwegian Arthroplasty Register in order to identify total hip or knee replacement as a result of primary osteoarthritis. RESULTS: Among 37 891 participants without previously known thyroid disease we recorded 978 total hip replacements (THRs) and 538 total knee replacements (TKRs) during a median follow-up time of 15...
May 18, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516752/growth-hormone-treatment-and-adverse-events
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Yoshikazu Nishi, Toshiaki Tanaka
We compiled the major adverse events included in the Annual Research Reports of the Foundation for Growth Research published in and after 2000. We conducted a review of approximately 32,000 patients treated with growth hormone (GH) who subsequently developed leukemia and who were registered with the Foundation for Growth Research (from 1975 to December 31 1997). We performed a literature review and found that GH therapy was not associated with leukemia onset in patients with no risk factors for leukemia. We also reported the onset of diabetes mellitus (DM), scoliosis, and respiratory problems in patients with Prader-Willi syndrome who were treated with GH...
March 2017: Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews: PER
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514259/does-type-1-diabetes-mellitus-affect-the-shear-wave-velocity-of-the-thyroid-gland-of-children-without-autoimmune-thyroiditis
#7
Dilek Sağlam, Meltem Ceyhan Bilgici, Cengiz Kara, Gülay Can Yilmaz, Asli Tanrivermiş Sayit
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to evaluate the shear wave velocity (SWV) of the thyroid gland with acoustic radiation force impulse elastography in children with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1D). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between November 2015 and April 2016, 35 T1D patients who were referred to our hospital's endocrinology outpatient clinic (mean age, 11.88 ± 4.1 years) and 30 children (mean age, 11.3 ± 3.08 years) in the control group were enrolled in the study...
May 16, 2017: Ultrasound Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511371/study-of-serum-total-psa-and-free-psa-as-an-oncological-marker-in-breast-tumour
#8
Elteza Tahjiba Jahir, Runi Devi, Bibhuti Bhushan Borthakur
INTRODUCTION: Breast Cancer (BC) cases are rising alarmingly all over the world and India is not an exception. This rising trend is due to an increased age at first child birth, decreased breast feeding, and the changing lifestyle mostly in urban India. With the advent of more sensitive methodologies and research works in this field, it has been suggested that Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) plays an important role in the pathogenesis of breast cancer besides other established tumour markers...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509121/antithyroid-drug-associated-mpo-anca-positive-tubulointerstitial-nephritis-in-a-type-2-diabetes-patient-a-case-report
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Shinsuke Nishimura, Kazushi Nakao, Masaya Takeda, Ikuko Matsuura, Yoshihisa Nomura, Sonei Shojima, Yuriko Yamamura, Kazuyuki Fujita, Noriya Momoki, Keisuke Maruyama, Masahiro Yamamura, Makoto Hiramatsu
A 54-year-old man diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and hyperthyroidism was prescribed propylthiouracil (PTU) after the patient developed hepatic dysfunction on thiamazole. At 50 mg/day of PTU, he was stable with thyroid-stimulating hormone receptor and thyrotropic antibody titers remaining stable. After four years of taking PTU, he was referred to the Department of Nephrology due to a rapid increase in his serum creatinine (Cr) level. He showed impaired renal function (Cr 2.26 mg/dL; estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR), 25 mL/min)...
May 2017: CEN Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506430/george-e-palade-memorial-lecture-my-life-in-pancreatic-research-unexpected-results-may-open-the-door
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REVIEW
Makoto Otsuki
The Palade Prize is the most distinguished award of the IAP for achievement in pancreatic research. It is named after George E. Palade, who in 1974 was awarded the Nobel Prize for his work on protein trafficking in pancreatic acinar cells. It is a great honor to be awarded the 2016 Palade Prize. While I was in graduate school, I was conducting research on hypothalamo-pituitary-thyroid axis; after finishing graduate school, I began research on amylase isoenzymes. This was the first step of my pancreatic research...
May 6, 2017: Pancreatology: Official Journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498022/thyroid-hormone-analogs-for-the-treatment-of-dyslipidemia-past-present-and-future
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Alessandro P Delitala, Giuseppe Delitala, Paolo Sioni, Giuseppe Fanciulli
OBJECTIVE: Treatment of dyslipidemia is a major burden for public health. Thyroid hormone regulates lipid metabolism by binding the thyroid hormone receptor (TR), but the use of thyroid hormone to treat dyslipidemia is not indicated due to its deleterious effects on heart, bone, and muscle. Thyroid hormone analogs have been conceived to selectively activate TR in the liver, thus reducing potential side effects. METHODS: We searched the PubMed database to review TR and the action of thyromimetics in vitro and in animal models...
May 12, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494269/medical-conditions-associated-with-recurrent-miscarriage-is-bmi-the-tip-of-the-iceberg
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Mushi J Matjila, Anne Hoffman, Zephne M van der Spuy
BACKGROUND: In contrast to sporadic miscarriage, recurrent miscarriage (RM) is a rare entity which affects 1% of couples attempting conception. It is distressing for couples and healthcare professionals as the aetiology is unclear with limited treatment options. Apart from anti-phospholipid syndrome (APS), the strength of associations between RM and commonly investigated endocrine, autoimmune, thrombophilic and uterine structural abnormalities remains uncertain and variable. OBJECTIVES: To assess the prevalence of commonly investigated medical conditions associated with RM...
May 3, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490896/granuloma-annulare-relationship-to-diabetes-mellitus-thyroid-disorders-and-tuberculin-skin-test
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Pedram Alirezaei, Mahmood Farshchian
BACKGROUND: Granuloma annulare is a benign inflammatory disease of the skin. The etiology and pathogenesis of the disease are not yet determined, but some authors have proposed that it might be associated with a variety of underlying conditions such as thyroid disorders, diabetes mellitus and positive tuberculin skin test. OBJECTIVE: This study was conducted to find the probable relationship between granuloma annulare and diabetes mellitus, thyroid disorders and positive tuberculin skin test...
2017: Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489602/elevated-serum-growth-differentiation-factor-15-levels-are-associated-with-thyroid-nodules-in-type-2-diabetes-aged-over-60-years
#14
Hongmei Zhang, Weiwei Zhang, Xiaofang Tu, Yixin Niu, Xiaoyong Li, Li Qin, Zhen Yang, Qing Su
In order to investigate whether serum growth differentiation factor 15 is associated with thyroid nodules in type 2 diabetes. We recruited 723 type 2 diabetic patients aged over 30 years who attended the clinic of Endocrinology of Xinhua Hospital from January 2013 to January 2015. Thyroid nodule was diagnosed by thyroid ultrasonographic examination. Serum growth differentiation factor 15, thyroid function, thyroid autoantibodies, thyroglobulin and other biochemical indicators were measured and compared between thyroid nodule positive and negative groups...
April 21, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489156/impact-of-free-thyroxine-levels-and-other-clinical-factors-on-bare-metal-stent-restenosis
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Uğur Canpolat, Osman Turak, Fırat Özcan, Fatih Öksüz, Mehmet Ali Mendi, Çağrı Yayla, Sinan Aydoğdu
Objective: Thyroid hormones have both direct and indirect effects on thermogenesis such as modulating vascular smooth muscle cell proliferation. However, the influence of more subtle changes in thyroid hormones on coronary atherosclerosis remains a matter of speculation. Smooth muscle cells play a crucial role in the pathogenesis of in-stent restenosis (ISR). However, the relationship between free thyroxine (fT4) and ISR has not been studied. In the present study, we aimed to assess the role of preprocedural serum fT4 level on the development of ISR in patients undergoing coronary bare metal stent (BMS) implantation...
March 2017: Archives of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487105/is-free-triiodothyronine-important-in-the-development-of-insulin-resistance-in-healthy-people
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Vicente A Benites-Zapata, Diego Urrunaga-Pastor, Cristina Torres-Mallma, Christian Prado-Bravo, Mirella Guarnizo-Poma, Herbert Lázaro-Alcántara
OBJECTIVE: To determine the association between thyroid hormones and insulin resistance in a population of healthy individuals. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted an analytical cross-sectional study in adults who attended a private clinic from 2012 to 2014. We excluded those participants with fasting glucose values ​​compatible with diabetes mellitus, abnormal thyroid hormone values, chronic use of corticosteroids, and incomplete medical records. Participants were divided into tertiles (low, intermediate and high) according to their free triiodothyronine and free thyroxine values...
April 28, 2017: Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476384/risk-factors-associated-with-nonunion-after-elective-foot-and-ankle-reconstruction-a-case-control-study
#17
Kyle R Moore, Michael A Howell, Karl R Saltrick, Alan R Catanzariti
Postoperative nonunion is not uncommon in the lower extremity, and significant morbidity can be associated with nonunion of the foot and ankle after surgical reconstruction. For the purposes of the present study, we retrospectively reviewed and compared a cohort of patients who had undergone elective foot and ankle reconstruction to better assess the modifiable risk factors associated with postoperative nonunion. We hypothesized that the presence of endocrine and metabolic abnormalities are often associated with nonunion after foot and ankle surgical reconstruction...
May 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470490/effect-of-laparoscopic-roux-en-y-gastric-bypass-surgery-on-thyroid-hormone-levels-in-chinese-patients-could-it-be-a-risk-for-thyroid-nodules
#18
Hongwei Zhang, Weijie Liu, Xiaodong Han, Haoyong Yu, Pin Zhang, Weiping Jia
OBJECTIVES: The study aimed to evaluate the changes in thyroid function and the risk of thyroid tumors after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a retrospective study of 117 patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) and obesity who underwent laparoscopic RYGB (LRYGB) and were followed up for 36 months. Thyroids were examined with ultrasonography. Binary logistic regression analysis was used for predictors of thyroid tumors, and receiver operating characteristic curve determined cutoff points...
May 3, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469989/drug-induced-hypersensitivity-reaction-a-case-of-simultaneous-thyroiditis-and-fulminant-type-1-diabetes
#19
Michael Marchese, Matthew Leinung, Hassan Shawa
A 43-year-old incarcerated man with AIDS was hospitalized for 30 pounds weight loss and diffuse pruritic rash. Three months prior, he was started on dapsone for Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia prevention. Biochemical evaluation was remarkable for eosinophilia, thrombocytopenia, acute renal insufficiency, transaminitis, thyrotoxicosis, and significant hyperglycemia (450 mg/dl; nl, 65-99). His hemoglobin A1c level was 5.9% (nl, 4.1-5.6). Thyroid-stimulating immunoglobulin, glutamic acid decarboxylase, and islet cell autoantibodies were within the normal range...
April 2017: Avicenna Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467880/teprotumumab-for-thyroid-associated-ophthalmopathy
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Terry J Smith, George J Kahaly, Daniel G Ezra, James C Fleming, Roger A Dailey, Rosa A Tang, Gerald J Harris, Alessandro Antonelli, Mario Salvi, Robert A Goldberg, James W Gigantelli, Steven M Couch, Erin M Shriver, Brent R Hayek, Eric M Hink, Richard M Woodward, Kathleen Gabriel, Guido Magni, Raymond S Douglas
BACKGROUND: Thyroid-associated ophthalmopathy, a condition commonly associated with Graves' disease, remains inadequately treated. Current medical therapies, which primarily consist of glucocorticoids, have limited efficacy and present safety concerns. Inhibition of the insulin-like growth factor I receptor (IGF-IR) is a new therapeutic strategy to attenuate the underlying autoimmune pathogenesis of ophthalmopathy. METHODS: We conducted a multicenter, double-masked, randomized, placebo-controlled trial to determine the efficacy and safety of teprotumumab, a human monoclonal antibody inhibitor of IGF-IR, in patients with active, moderate-to-severe ophthalmopathy...
May 4, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
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