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Shuo Zhao, Huanfen Zhou, Xudong Peng, Shaoying Tan, Zihao Liu, Tingjun Chen, Quangang Xu, Shihui Wei
OBJECTIVE: This study retrospectively analyzed the frequency of anti-thyroid antibodies (ATAs) and thyroid disease in patients with optic neuritis (ON). METHODS: Tests of serum thyroglobulin (TG) and thyroid peroxidase (TPO) antibodies and thyroid function were performed in 97 ON patients. Blood also was drawn to test for AQP4-Ab using cell-based and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays. Comparisons of the frequencies of ATAs, thyroid diseases and thyroid function were performed based on AQP4-Ab status...
October 4, 2016: Journal of Neuro-ophthalmology: the Official Journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
Kerry J Welsh, Steven J Soldin
Hypothyroidism is a very common disorder worldwide, for which the usual treatment is monotherapy with levothyroxine (L-T4). However, a number of patients treated with L-T4 continue to report symptoms of hypothyroidism despite seemingly normal levels of thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), free-T3 (FT3) and free-T4 (FT4) measured by immunoassay. This review summarizes the limitations of the immunoassays commonly used to measure thyroid hormone levels and emphasizes the advantages of the role of liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)...
December 2016: European Journal of Endocrinology
Man-Li Guo, Xiao Zheng, Liu-Xue Yang, Ya-Li Qiu, Liang Cheng, Shao-Gang Ma
Resistance to thyroid hormone (RTH) coexisting with ectopic thyroid is rare. Here we report a case of RTH with ectopic thyroid. A ten-year-old girl had been misdiagnosed as congenital hypothyroidism and treated with levothyroxine since she was born. Ten-year follow-up showed that the elevated thyrotropin was never suppressed by levothyroxine and no signs indicating hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism despite elevated FT3 and FT4 levels. Therefore the girl developed no defects in physical and cognitive development...
October 10, 2016: Archives of Endocrinology and Metabolism
Vojtěch Hainer, Hana Zamrazilová, Irena Aldhoon Hainerová
Associations of both hypothyroidism and subclinical hypothyroidism with metabolic syndrome are well established. Nowadays, more attention has been paid to the role of thyroid hormones and thyrotropin (TSH) within the euthyroid range on the development of cardiometabolic health risks. The paper summarizes current knowledge related to the associations of lower free thyroxine (fT4) level and higher levels of both free triiodothyronine (fT3) and TSH with body adiposity, metabolic syndrome and insulin resistance in euthyroid subjects...
2016: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
M Leo, L Bartalena, G Rotondo Dottore, E Piantanida, P Premoli, I Ionni, M Di Cera, E Masiello, L Sassi, M L Tanda, F Latrofa, P Vitti, C Marcocci, M Marinò
OBJECTIVE: In spite of previous conflicting results, an adjuvant role of selenium in the treatment of Graves' disease (GD) hyperthyroidism has been proposed. To address this issue, a randomized clinical trial was carried out aimed at investigating whether selenium is beneficial on the short-term control of GD hyperthyroidism treated with methimazole (MMI). METHODS: Thirty newly diagnosed hyperthyroid GD patients were randomly assigned to treatment with: (i) MMI or (ii) MMI plus selenium...
October 12, 2016: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
Xiaomei Zhang, Baoting Yao, Chenyan Li, Jinyuan Mao, Weiwei Wang, Xiaochen Xie, Xiaochun Teng, Cheng Han, Weiwei Zhou, Chenyang Li, Bin Xu, Lihua Bi, Tao Meng, Jianling Du, Shaowei Zhang, Zhengnan Gao, Liu Yang, Chenling Fan, Weiping Teng, Zhongyan Shan
BACKGROUND: Self-sequential longitudinal reference interval may be expected to minimize the inter-individual variation of thyroid function. Comparison between self-sequential longitudinal reference interval and cross-sectional reference interval in pregnancy has not been well investigated. The objective of this study is to establish a stringent self-sequential longitudinal reference interval (SLRI) of thyroid function in pregnant women and to compare it with the conventional cross-sectional reference interval (CSRI)...
October 12, 2016: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
Natascia Tahani, Gilda Ruga, Simona Granato, Matteo Spaziani, Francesca Panimolle, Antonella Anzuini, Andrea Lenzi, Antonio Francesco Radicioni
Klinefelter syndrome has been associated with thyroid abnormalities, the genesis of which is not yet fully clear. The aim of this study was to evaluate thyroid function in Klinefelter syndrome subjects during the pubertal period. Chemiluminescent microparticle immunoassay was used to analyze Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone, fT3 and fT4 concentration in serum samples from 40 Klinefelter syndrome pubertal boys with classic 47,XXY karyotype and 157 healthy age-matched controls. 13 Klinefelter syndrome patients also underwent Thyrotropin-Releasing Hormone testing to evaluate hypothalamic-pituitary function...
October 11, 2016: Endocrine
Yan Wang, Yu-Xia Zhang, Yong-Lie Zhou, Jun Xia
BACKGROUND: In order to establish suitable reference intervals of thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), free (unbound) T4 (FT4), free triiodothyronine (FT3), total thyroxine (T4), and total triiodothyronine (T3) for the patients collected in Zhejiang, China, an indirect method was developed using the data from the people presented for routine health check-up. METHODS: Fifteen thousand nine hundred and fifty-six person's results were reviewed. Box-Cox or Case Rank was used to transform the data to normal distribution...
September 26, 2016: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
Hakan Aylanç, Filiz Tütüncüler, Necdet Süt
BACKGROUND: This study was to determine whether pituitary dysfunction occurs after head trauma in children or not and which axis is affected more; to define the association of pituitary dysfunction with the severity of head trauma and duration time after the diagnosis of head trauma. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this study, 24 children who were diagnosed with head trauma were evaluated regarding pituitary dysfunction. In all cases, after 12 h fasting, serum cortisol, fT3, fT4, thyroid-stimulating hormone, prolactin, insulin-like growth factor-1, serum sodium, urine density, follicle-stimulating hormone, luteinizing hormone, in female cases E2, in male cases, TT levels were determined...
October 2016: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
Albino Petrone, Flaminio Mormile, Giacomo Bruni, Michela Quartieri, Maria R Bonsignore, Oreste Marrone
OBJECTIVE: In obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), while both hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism have been studied, the occurrence of non-thyroidal illness syndrome (NTIS) (normal thyroid stimulating hormone [TSH] with low triiodotironine) has not been investigated. We explored the occurrence of NTIS in patients with moderate to severe OSA and its relationship to the severity of nocturnal respiratory disorders. We also studied the occurrence of subclinical hypothyroidism (SH, ie, high TSH with normal thyroxine) in OSA and changes in circulating TSH, free triiodotironine (fT3) and free thyroxine (fT4) after CPAP treatment...
July 2016: Sleep Medicine
Adina Elena Stanciu, Anca Elena Hurduc, Marcel Marian Stanciu
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to investigate the effects of thyroid hormone withdrawal on N-terminal prohormone forms of atrial natriuretic peptide (NT-proANP) and brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) during radioiodine therapy in female patients with differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC). METHODS: Serum concentrations of thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), free triiodothyronine (FT3), NT-proANP and NT-proBNP were measured in 51 female patients with DTC (48.7 ± 4.2 years) at three time-points: day of radioiodine therapy (t1 - under acute hypothyroidism), 5 days after radioiodine (t2 - under acute hypothyroidism) and 3 months after radioiodine (t3 - under TSH suppression)...
September 26, 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation
Kim J Fernie, Luis Cruz-Martinez, Lisa Peters, Vince Palace, Judit E G Smits
Research investigating the effects of air contaminants on biota has been limited to date. Captive adult female American kestrels (Falco sparverius) were exposed to a mixture of benzene (0.6 ppm), toluene (1 ppm), nitrogen dioxide (NO2; 2 ppm) and sulfur dioxide (SO2; 5.6 ppm), in a whole-body inhalation chamber. Thyroid axis responses to meet metabolic demands were examined through thyroid histology, plasma thyroxine (T4), and triiodothyronine (T3), and hepatic outer ring deiodination (T4-ORD). Plasma free (F) T3 and T4 were measured at baseline, and at 9 days and 18 days of exposure, whereas total (T) T3 and TT4, thyroid histology and hepatic T4-ORD were determined at the final 18 day exposure...
October 3, 2016: Environmental Science & Technology
Ying Peng, Yicheng Qi, Fengjiao Huang, Xinxin Chen, Yulin Zhou, Lei Ye, Weiqing Wang, Guang Ning, Shu Wang
Resistin, belongs to cysteine-rich secretory protein, is mainly produced by circulating leukocytes, such as neutrophils monocytes and macrophages in humans. To date, few but controversial studies have reported about resistin concentrations in hyperthyroid patients, especially in Graves' disease (GD). We undertaked a controlled, prospective study to explore the serum resistin concentration in GD patients before and after -MMI treatment. In addition, we also investigated the main influencing factor on serum resistin level and discuessed the potential role of serum resistin plays in GD patients...
September 14, 2016: Oncotarget
Bram G Janssen, Nelly D Saenen, Harry A Roels, Narjes Madhloum, Wilfried Gyselaers, Wouter Lefebvre, Joris Penders, Charlotte Vanpoucke, Karen Vrijens, Tim S Nawrot
BACKGROUND: Thyroid hormones are critical for fetal development and growth. Whether prenatal exposure to fine particle air pollution (PM2.5) affects fetal thyroid function and what the impact is on birth weight in normal healthy pregnancies is not studied yet. OBJECTIVES: To study the impact of third trimester PM2.5 exposure on fetal and maternal thyroid hormones and their mediating role on birth weight. METHODS: We measured the levels of free thyroid hormones (FT3, FT4) and thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) in cord blood (n = 499) and maternal blood (n = 431) collected after delivery from mother-child pairs enrolled between February 2010 and June 2014 in the ENVIRONAGE birth cohort with catchment area in the province of Limburg, Belgium...
September 13, 2016: Environmental Health Perspectives
Olusoji Mayowa Ige, Kehinde Sola Akinlade, Sheu Kadiri Rahamon, Victory Fabian Edem, Olatunbosun Ganiyu Arinola
BACKGROUND: Mycobacterium tuberculosis and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) are known to cause abnormal thyroid function. There is little information on whether HIV infection aggravates alteration of thyroid function in patients with MDR-TB. OBJECTIVES: This study was carried out to determine if HIV co-infection alters serum levels of thyroid hormones (T3, T4) and thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) in patients with MDR-TB patients and to find out the frequency of subclinical thyroid dysfunction before the commencement of MDR-TB therapy...
June 2016: African Health Sciences
Trang N Le, Francesco S Celi, Edmond P Wickham
BACKGROUND: Increased thyrotropin (TSH) levels and free triiodothyronine to free thyroxine (fT3:fT4) ratios, even within the euthyroid range, have been associated with cardiometabolic risk factors in adults but are less characterized in youth. This study sought to determine relations between TSH, thyroid hormones, and cardiometabolic risk factors in euthyroid adolescents. METHODS: Data were extracted from the United States National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2007-2010, for univariate and multivariate analyses of TSH, thyroid hormones, body mass index (BMI), blood pressure, lipids, and glucose metabolism...
October 2016: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
Jinhua Fu, Hongping Wei, Xiaojuan Li
OBJECTIVE: To summarize the clinical features and early diagnostic evidence for mental disorders due to primary hypothyroidism after primary overactive thyroid surgery or 131I therapy. 
 METHODS: The retrospective analysis was conducted on 15 patients in terms of the clinical features with primary hypothyroidism-induced mental disorder after primary overactive thyroid surgery or 131I therapy. The data regarding past history of hyperthyroidism parallel operation or 131I treatment, thyroid function biochemical indexes were collected...
July 2016: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
Markus-Johann Dechant, Natascha van der Werf-Grohmann, Elena Neumann, Ute Spiekerkoetter, Brigitte Stiller, Jochen Grohmann
BACKGROUND: Cardiac catheterisation requiring the use of contrast medium is increasingly utilised in infants with congenital heart disease. Thyroid function in infants is potentially vulnerable to relatively high doses of iodine. METHODS: Single-centre prospective study of 21 patients (10 neonates, 11 infants) exposed to iodine during cardiac catheterisation. Median age was 30days (1-180), median body weight 3.3kg (1.6-7.0). Serum-levels of thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), free triiodothyronine (fT3) and free thyroxine (fT4) were measured at baseline before, and at three different times points after intervention...
November 15, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
Bo Liu, Huan Yang, Fei Gao, Qing Wang, Bin Zhao, Tao Gong, Zhensong Wang, Weibo Chen, Guangbin Wang, Richard A E Edden
OBJECTIVE: Evidence indicates that thyroid hormones have effects on the inhibitory GABAergic system. The aim of this study was to investigate if brain GABA levels are altered in hypothyroid patients compared with healthy controls. DESIGN/METHODS: 15 patients with primary hypothyroidism and 15 matched healthy controls underwent single-voxel MEGA-PRESS magnetic resonance spectroscopy at 3 T, to quantify GABA levels in the median prefrontal cortex (mPFC) and posterior cingulate cortex (PCC)...
September 1, 2016: Clinical Endocrinology
D Esposito, M Rotondi, G Accardo, G Vallone, G Conzo, G Docimo, F Selvaggi, C Cappelli, L Chiovato, D Giugliano, D Pasquali
BACKGROUND: The real efficacy of selenium supplementation in Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT) is still an unresolved issue. OBJECTIVES: We studied the short-term effect of L-selenomethionine on the thyroid function in euthyroid patients with HT. Our primary outcome measures were TSH, thyroid hormones, thyroid peroxidase antibody (TPOAb), thyroglobulin antibody (TGAb) levels and thyroid echogenicity after 6 months of L-selenomethionine treatment. The secondary outcome measure was serum CXCL10 levels...
August 29, 2016: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
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