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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147476/sudden-cardiac-arrest-as-a-rare-presentation-of-myxedema-coma-case-report
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Divya Salhan, Deepak Sapkota, Prakash Verma, Saroj Kandel, Omar Abdulfattah, Antony Lixon, Deribe Zwenge, Frances Schmidt
Myxedema coma is a decompensated hypothyroidism which occurs due to long-standing, undiagnosed, or untreated hypothyroidism. Untreated hypothyroidism is known to affect almost all organs including the heart. It is associated with a decrease in cardiac output, stroke volume due to decreased myocardial contractility, and an increase in systemic vascular resistance. It can cause cardiac arrhythmias and the most commonly seen conduction abnormalities are sinus bradycardia, heart block, ventricular tachycardia, and torsade de pointes...
2017: Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105624/effects-of-thyroid-hormone-replacement-therapy-on-thyroid-hormone-levels-and-electrocardiogram-changes-in-geriatric-patients-with-hypothyroidism
#2
Xianghong Zhai
This paper aims to analyze the effects of thyroid hormone replacement therapy on thyroid hormone levels and electrocardiogram changes in elderly patients with hypothyroidism. 48 elderly patients with hypothyroidism admitted to our hospital from January 2014 to December 2014 were selected as subjects. All the patients were treated with thyroid hormone replacement therapy. The changes of thyroid hormone levels and ECG parameters were compared before and after treatment. After treatment, serum thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) was significantly lower than that before treatment, and the free triiodothyronine (FT3) and free thyroxine (FT4) were significantly higher than those before treatment (t=15...
September 2017: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089225/rates-and-risk-factors-of-conversion-hip-arthroplasty-after-closed-reduction-percutaneous-hip-pinning-for-femoral-neck-fractures-a-population-analysis
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Cynthia A Kahlenberg, Shawn S Richardson, William W Schairer, Michael B Cross
BACKGROUND: Closed reduction with percutaneous pinning (CRPP) for nondisplaced or valgus impacted femoral neck fractures is a relatively low-risk operation that can produce excellent union rates in some patients; however, failure can occur in selected patients requiring conversion to arthroplasty. The primary aim of this study was to perform a population-level analysis to determine the rate and timeframe of conversion from CRPP to total hip arthroplasty (THA) or hemiarthroplasty. METHODS: The PearlDiver database was queried from 2007-2015 for all patients who underwent CRPP for a femoral neck fracture...
October 10, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28976393/-approach-to-peripheral-arterial-disease-in-the-elderly
#4
Ozan Onur Balkanay, Suat Nail Ömeroğlu
The prevalence of peripheral arterial disease, which usually develops on the basis of atherosclerosis and develops as a result of chronic arterial occlusive pathology, increases with age. Peripheral artery disease in the elderly patient population may be asymptomatic due to restrictive conditions associated with immobilization. Concurrent cerebrovascular disease and coronary artery disease risk and mortality rates are higher in elderly patients with peripheral artery disease. The life expectancy in patients with peripheral arterial disease is worse than in prostate cancer patients...
September 2017: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28954498/epidemiology-of-dizziness-in-northern-poland-the-first-polish-neurootologic-survey-of-the-general-population
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Romuald Wojtczak, Waldemar Narożny, Jerzy Kuczkowski, Janusz Siebert
INTRODUCTION: Dizziness is a common complaint among patients seen by primary care physicians, neurologist and otolaryngologist. It presents difficult clinical and diagnostic problems. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence and incidence of dizziness in the general population of the town and district Bytów, northern Poland, and to describe its clinical characteristics. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Epidemiological questionnaires were completed by 4,799 inhabitants of the town and district of Bytów...
September 21, 2017: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine: AAEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28825577/-myxedema-coma
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Leonardo F L Rizzo, Daniela L Mana, Oscar D Bruno, Leonard Wartofsky
Hypothyroidism is a frequently diagnosed and simply treated disease. If not recognised, however, in time it may develop into the most severe manifestation of hypothyroidism known as myxedema coma. The term "myxedema coma" is generally seen as misleading since most patients do not initially present in a coma. The typical progression is lethargy evolving into stupor and, eventually, into coma with respiratory failure and hypothermia. It mainly affects elderly women, often occurring in winter and is relatively rare...
2017: Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817241/association-between-vitamin-d-deficiency-and-heart-failure-risk-in-the-elderly
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Catarina Magalhães Porto, Vanessa De Lima Silva, João Soares Brito da Luz, Brivaldo Markman Filho, Vera Magalhães da Silveira
AIMS: The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between vitamin D deficiency and risk of heart failure in elderly patients of cardiology outpatient clinics. METHODS AND RESULTS: A cross-sectional study with an analytical approach was employed. Clinical data were collected from the elderly from August 2015 to February 2016. The dependent variable was the risk of heart failure; the independent variable was vitamin D deficiency; and intervening factors were age, gender, education, ethnicity, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, hypothyroidism, renal failure, dementia, stroke, dyslipidaemia, depression, smoking, alcoholism, obesity, andropause, and cardiac arrhythmia...
August 17, 2017: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796656/hypothyroidism-potentially-linked-to-cutaneous-squamous-cell-carcinoma-retrospective-study-at-a-single-tertiary-academic-medical-center
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Omeed Ahadiat, Shauna Higgins, Cameron Trodello, Guy Talmor, Niels Kokot, Ashley Wysong
BACKGROUND: There are multiple known risk factors for the development of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). OBJECTIVE: To determine whether patients with cutaneous SCC have a higher prevalence of hypothyroidism than the general US population. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective review was performed for patients seen at the University of Southern California with cutaneous SCC. Chart review was performed for the presence of hypothyroidism and thyroid replacement therapy before the diagnosis of SCC for each patient...
August 7, 2017: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721126/the-thyroid-gland-in-postmenopausal-women-physiology-and-diseases
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REVIEW
Małgorzata Gietka-Czernel
The incidence of most thyroid diseases: hypothyroidism, nodular goitre, and cancer is highest among postmenopausal and elderly women. The diagnosis of thyroid dysfunction in this group of patients is difficult because the symptoms can be nonspecific or common with menopausal and ageing complaints. In the interpretation of thyroid function tests the physiological changes in secretion and metabolism of thyrotropin (TSH) and thyroid hormones must be considered, as well as the influence of comorbidities. Unrecognised thyroid dysfunction leads to increased: cardiovascular risk, bone fractures, cognitive impairment, depression, and mortality...
June 2017: Przeglad Menopauzalny, Menopause Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626131/homozygous-duoxa2-mutation-p-tyr138-in-a-girl-with-congenital-hypothyroidism-and-her-apparently-unaffected-brother-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Chiho Sugisawa, Shinji Higuchi, Masaki Takagi, Yukihiro Hasegawa, Matsuo Taniyama, Kiyomi Abe, Tomonobu Hasegawa, Satoshi Narumi
Mutations in DUOXA2, encoding dual oxidase maturation factor 2, is a rare genetic cause of congenital hypothyroidism. Only four biallelic DUOXA2 mutation carriers have been described to date. This study was conducted to report the clinical and genetic findings of a DUOXA2 mutation-carrying family, and to review the previously reported cases. The proband was a 4-year-old girl, who was diagnosed as having congenital hypothyroidism in the frame of newborn screening. She had a high serum TSH level (138 mU/L) and a low free T4 level (0...
June 16, 2017: Endocrine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587920/-what-would-you-do-with-an-adult-patient-who-consults-due-to-head-muscle-weakness-and-has-dropped-head
#11
L Paino, N Blasco
The dropped head syndrome, whether due to muscle weakness, rigidity, or ankylosis, is not uncommon in the elderly. It is characterised by a "chin-on-chest" reducible kyphosis, which is secondary to head muscle debility. It may be associated with a neuromuscular group of diseases such as polymyositis, chronic Inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy, myasthenia gravis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and inclusion-body myositis. Some cases associated with hypothyroidism and hyperparathyroidism have also been described...
June 3, 2017: Semergen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576381/agreement-between-hospital-discharge-diagnosis-codes-and-medical-records-to-identify-metastatic-colorectal-cancer-and-associated-comorbidities-in-elderly-patients
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A Gouverneur, D Dolatkhani, M Rouyer, A Grelaud, F Francis, V Gilleron, A Fourrier-Réglat, P Noize
BACKGROUND: Quality of coding to identify cancers and comorbidities through the French hospital diagnosis database (Programme de médicalisation des systèmes d'information, PMSI) has been little investigated. Agreement between medical records and PMSI database was evaluated regarding metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) and comorbidities. METHODS: From 01/01/2013 to 06/30/2014, 74 patients aged≥65years at mCRC diagnosis were identified in Bordeaux teaching hospital...
August 2017: Revue D'épidémiologie et de Santé Publique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566447/management-of-endocrine-disease-l-thyroxine-replacement-therapy-in-the-frail-elderly-a-challenge-in-clinical-practice
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REVIEW
R M Ruggeri, F Trimarchi, B Biondi
The number of elderly people, mostly aged over 85 years (the 'oldest old'), is increasing worldwide. As a consequence, accompanying morbidity and disability have been increasing, and frailty, defined as an age-related condition of decline of physiological reserves and vulnerability, represents an emerging problem. Caring for older frail people may represent a challenge, since the elderly differ significantly from younger adults in terms of comorbidity, polypharmacy, pharmacokinetics and greater vulnerability to adverse drug reactions...
October 2017: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551907/-the-clinical-approach-to-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-hypothyroidism
#14
REVIEW
Amir Bashkin, Marina Nodelman
Hypothyroidism is the most frequent endocrinologic disorder after diabetes. It is caused by the insufficient production of thyroid hormones Thyroxine (T4) and Triiodothyronine (T3). T4 is the main hormone that is accumulated in the thyroid gland, while T3 is the active hormone that is produced from T4 in the peripheral tissues. More than 99% of the patients have primary hypothyroidism which is due to thyroid disorder mainly Hashimoto's thyroiditis or iatrogenic. Hypothyroidism is divided into sub-clinical when T4 is in the normal range and overt when it is low and usually the TSH level is higher than 10 mIU\L...
May 2017: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540093/myxedema-crisis-presenting-with-seizures-a-rare-life-threatening-presentation-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#15
Sonali Sihindi Chapa Gunatilake, Uditha Bulugahapitiya
Myxedema crisis is a life-threatening extreme form of hypothyroidism with a high mortality rate if left untreated. Myxedema crisis is commonly seen in older patients, especially in women, and is associated with signs of hypothyroidism, hypothermia, hyponatraemia, hypercarbia, and hypoxemia. Patients might present with different organ specific symptoms. Seizures are a recognized but rare manifestation of myxedema with a very high mortality rate. Prompt diagnosis and appropriate management may improve the prognosis...
2017: Case Reports in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534147/hypothyroidism-in-hospitalized-elderly-patients-a-sign-of-worse-prognosis
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N Sforza, J Rosenfarb, R Rujelman, M Rosmarin, E Blanc, C Frigerio, P Fossati, D Caruso, C Faingold, T Meroño, G Brenta
PURPOSE: Overt hypothyroidism has adverse clinical consequences and might worsen prognosis in critically ill elderly patients. However, the difficult interpretation of thyroid function tests (TFT) due to non-thyroidal illness (NTI) has led to discouragement of screening for thyroid dysfunction. Our aim was to determine the prevalence of TFT compatible with hypothyroidism and to study its influence on mortality among hospitalized elderly patients. METHODS: In this prospective study we consecutively included all patients ≥60 years admitted by the Internal Medicine Department to the hospital ward (n = 451) of the Cesar Milstein Hospital in Buenos Aires, Argentina...
December 2017: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493136/risk-factors-for-cardiovascular-disease-in-subclinical-hypothyroidism
#17
F Decandia
Subclinical hypothyroidism (SH), defined as an increased serum thyrotropin (TSH) level and normal plasma-free thyroid hormones' concentrations, is common in the general population, in particular, among elderly women. Its prevalence ranges from 4 to 15% and up to 20% among females aged > 60 year. Although SH has been associated with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (CVD), it is acknowledged that the high prevalence of dyslipidemia in elderly people is considered a common biochemical condition. Therefore, whether SH is associated with a higher risk for CVD is still controversial...
May 10, 2017: Irish Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489142/cognitive-cooperation-groups-mediated-by-computers-and-internet-present-significant-improvement-of-cognitive-status-in-older-adults-with-memory-complaints-a-controlled-prospective-study
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Rodrigo de Rosso Krug, Anna Quialheiro Abreu da Silva, Ione Jayce Ceola Schneider, Luiz Roberto Ramos, Eleonora d'Orsi, André Junqueira Xavier
Objective: To estimate the effect of participating in cognitive cooperation groups, mediated by computers and the internet, on the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) percent variation of outpatients with memory complaints attending two memory clinics. Methods: A prospective controlled intervention study carried out from 2006 to 2013 with 293 elders. The intervention group (n = 160) attended a cognitive cooperation group (20 sessions of 1.5 hours each). The control group (n = 133) received routine medical care...
April 2017: Arquivos de Neuro-psiquiatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487744/atorvastatin-diltiazem-combination-induced-rhabdomyolysis-leading-to-diagnosis-of-hypothyroidism
#19
N D B Ehelepola, S M B Y Sathkumara, H M P A G S Bandara, K L R Kalupahana
Statins and hypothyroidism, independently, can rarely cause rhabdomyolysis. The combination of them especially with concurrent intake of drugs such as diltiazem increases the risk of rhabdomyolysis. Hashimoto's encephalopathy is a rare condition associated with Hashimoto's thyroiditis and some patients with that can present with a stroke like picture. An elderly male who has been on atorvastatin for three years and on diltiazem for a week presented with sudden onset inability to walk and confusion. On examination muscle tenderness was noticed and creatine kinase levels indicated rhabdomyolysis which we attributed to atorvastatin...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385684/levothyroxine-shows-no-benefit-in-elderly-patients-with-subclinical-hypothyroidism-trial-finds
#20
Susan Mayor
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April 5, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
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