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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721111/visual-consequences-of-medications-for-multiple-sclerosis-the-good-the-bad-the-ugly-and-the-unknown
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REVIEW
Heather E Moss
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is associated with vision changes both due to MS effects on visual pathways and due to medication effects on the visual pathways. Distinguishing the causes of vision change are critical to appropriate diagnosis and management. The incidence, presentation, and treatment of fingolimod-associated macular edema, alemtuzumab-associated thyroid orbitopathy, and progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy in MS patients are reviewed. Evidence for beneficial effects of acute, chronic, and symptomatic MS medications on vision is presented...
2017: Eye and Brain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713236/modulation-of-calcitonin-parathyroid-hormone-and-thyroid-hormone-secretion-by-electrical-stimulation-of-sympathetic-and-parasympathetic-nerves-in-anesthetized-rats
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Harumi Hotta, Akiko Onda, Harue Suzuki, Philip Milliken, Arun Sridhar
The thyroid and parathyroid glands are dually innervated by sympathetic (cervical sympathetic trunk [CST]) and parasympathetic (superior laryngeal nerve [SLN]) nerve fibers. We examined the effects of electrical stimulation of efferent or afferent nerve fibers innervating the thyroid and parathyroid glands on the secretion of immunoreactive calcitonin (iCT), parathyroid hormone (iPTH), 3,3',5-triiodothyronine (iT3), and thyroxine (iT4) from the thyroid and parathyroid glands. In anesthetized and artificially ventilated rats, thyroid venous blood was collected...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693723/determination-of-formylated-dna-and-rna-by-chemical-labeling-combined-with-mass-spectrometry-analysis
#3
Han-Peng Jiang, Ting Liu, Ning Guo, Lei Yu, Bi-Feng Yuan, Yu-Qi Feng
Nucleic acids carry diverse chemical modifications that exert critical influences in a variety of cellular processes in living organisms. In addition to methylation, the emerging DNA and RNA formylation has been reported to play functional roles in various physiological processes. However, the amounts of formylated DNA and RNA are extremely low and detection of DNA and RNA formylation is therefore a challenging task. To address this issue, we developed a strategy by chemical labeling combined with in-tube solid-phase microextraction - ultra high performance liquid chromatography - electrospray ionization - tandem mass spectrometry (in-tube SPME-UPLC-ESI-MS/MS) analysis for the sensitive determination of DNA and RNA formylation...
August 15, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687919/superior-laryngeal-nerve-in-thyroid-surgery-anatomical-identification-and-monitoring
#4
M Gavid, M D Dubois, E Larivé, J M Prades
The aim of this study was to validate a procedure to identify and preserve the external branch of the superior laryngeal nerve (EBSLN) during thyroid surgery. The present study also aimed to analyze the EBSLN and the vagus nerve activities after stimulation and demonstrate an operative association between all the laryngeal muscles. Dissection of the cervical region was performed bilaterally in four adult cadavers. In a second step, 144 patients undergoing total thyroidectomy were included. Intraoperative stimulations of the cervical vagus nerve and the EBSLN in the sternothyroid-laryngeal triangle were performed bilaterally...
July 7, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675294/quantifying-protection-in-disordered-proteins-using-millisecond-hydrogen-exchange-mass-spectrometry-and-peptic-reference-peptides
#5
Mohammed A Al-Naqshabandi, David D Weis
The extent and location of transient structure in intrinsically disordered proteins (IDPs) provide valuable insights into their conformational ensembles and can lead to a better understanding of coupled binding and folding. Millisecond amide hydrogen exchange (HX) can provide such information, but it is difficult to quantify the degree of transient structuring. One reason is that transiently disordered proteins undergo HX at rates only slightly slower than the rate of amide HX by an unstructured random coil, the chemical HX rate...
July 27, 2017: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672730/analytical-and-clinical-performance-of-thyroglobulin-autoantibody-assays-in-thyroid-cancer-follow-up
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Waddah Katrangi, Stephan K G Grebe, Alicia Algeciras-Schimnich
BACKGROUND: While thyroglobulin autoantibodies (TgAb) can result in false low serum thyroglobulin (Tg) immunoassay (IA) measurements, they might also be indicators of disease persistence/recurrence. Hence, accurate TgAb measurement, in addition to Tg quantification, is crucial for thyroid cancer monitoring. We compared the analytical and clinical performance of four commonly used TgAb IAs. METHODS: We measured Tg by mass spectrometry (Tg-MS) and by four pairs of Tg and TgAb IAs (Beckman, Roche, Siemens, Thermo) in 576 samples...
June 23, 2017: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634649/assessment-of-cabozantinib-treatment-on-qt-interval-in-a-phase-3-study-in-medullary-thyroid-cancer-evaluation-of-indirect-qt-effects-mediated-through-treatment-induced-changes-in-serum-electrolytes
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Dale R Miles, Steven A Lacy, David R Wada, Steve Milwee, Yifah Yaron, Linh T Nguyen
PURPOSE: This study evaluated factors impacting QTc interval in a phase 3 trial of cabozantinib in progressive, metastatic, medullary thyroid cancer (MTC). METHODS: Electrocardiogram (12-lead ECG) measurements were obtained at screening, and at pre-dose, and 2, 4, and 6 h post-dose on Days 1 and 29 in a phase 3 study in patients with MTC treated with cabozantinib (140 mg/day). Central tendency analyses were conducted on baseline-corrected QTc values. Linear and nonlinear mixed-effects models were used to evaluate potential factors affecting the QTc interval, including serum electrolytes, patient demographics, and cabozantinib concentration...
June 20, 2017: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622440/chemical-characterization-and-biological-activities-of-phenolic-rich-fraction-from-cauline-leaves-of-isatis-tinctoria-l-brassicaceae-growing-in-sicily-italy
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Natalizia Miceli, Angela Filocamo, Salvatore Ragusa, Francesco Cacciola, Paola Dugo, Luigi Mondello, Marilena Celano, Valentina Maggisano, Maria Fernanda Taviano
The present work focused on the evaluation of the antioxidant and cytotoxic activities of the phenolic-rich fraction (ItJ-EAF) obtained from cauline leaves collected in January from Isatis tinctoria L. (Brassicaceae) grown wild around Acireale (Sicily, Italy). The total phenolic, flavonoid and condensed tannin contents of the fraction were determined spectrophotometrically, whereas the phenolic profile was assessed by HPLC-PDA-ESI-MS analysis. A total of 20 compounds were positively identified and 12 out of them were never previously reported in I...
June 16, 2017: Chemistry & Biodiversity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617535/research-on-the-protective-effects-of-antioxidants-on-metabolic-syndrome-induced-by-thyroid-dysfunction
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Y Chen, Z Zhou, X-X Li, T Wang
OBJECTIVE: This paper researches on the protective effects of antioxidants on metabolic syndrome induced by thyroid dysfunction. While the role of Lipoic acid (LA), Resveratrol (R) and Quercetin (Q) are recognized, the mechanisms for their ameliorative effects are partially understood. Therefore, the objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of MS among university workers and to examine the relationship with thyroid function and mechanisms for protective effects of LA, Resveratrol and Quercetin on the heart, kidneys and lungs...
May 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599168/impurity-profiling-of-liothyronine-sodium-by-means-of-reversed-phase-hplc-high-resolution-mass-spectrometry-on-line-h-d-exchange-and-uv-vis-absorption
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M Ruggenthaler, J Grass, W Schuh, C G Huber, R J Reischl
For the first time, a comprehensive investigation of the impurity profile of the synthetic thyroid API (active pharmaceutical ingredient) liothyronine sodium (LT3Na) was performed by using reversed phase HPLC and advanced structural elucidation techniques including high resolution tandem mass spectrometry (HRMS/MS) and on-line hydrogen-deuterium (H/D) exchange. Overall, 39 compounds were characterized and 25 of these related substances were previously unknown to literature. The impurity classification system recently developed for the closely related API levothyroxine sodium (LT4Na) could be applied to the newly characterized liothyronine sodium impurities resulting in a wholistic thyroid API impurity classification system...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553598/visual-evoked-potentials-in-overt-hypothyroid-patients-before-and-after-achievement-of-euthyroidism
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Aprajita, Geetanjali Sharma, Sameer Aggarwal
BACKGROUND: Visual evoked potential (VEP) measures the time taken for visual stimulus to travel from the eye to the occipital cortex. Hypothyroidism affects the central nervous system (CNS) through its role in gene expression, myelin production, axonal transportation, and neurotransmitters. Delay in the conduction of impulses results in abnormal VEP. OBJECTIVE: Correlate the electrophysiological findings of VEP in newly diagnosed treatment-naive hypothyroid patients before and after 3 months of treatment and to find the correlation with serum thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) levels...
May 2017: Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542464/maternal-low-thyroxin-levels-are-associated-with-adverse-pregnancy-outcomes-in-a-chinese-population
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Yong Zhang, Xiaobei Dai, Shuai Yang, Chen Zhang, Mi Han, He-Feng Huang, Jianxia Fan
Although thyroid dysfunction in early pregnancy may have adverse effects on pregnancy outcomes, few studies have examined the relationship between maternal low free thyroxin (FT4) levels in both first and third trimesters of pregnancy and the incidence of adverse pregnancy outcomes. We hypothesized that low FT4 levels in either first or third trimesters of pregnancy may have different effects on pregnancy outcomes. The study included 6,031 mothers who provided both first and third pregnancy serum samples for analyses of thyroid function...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533776/reactivity-to-novel-autoantigens-in-patients-with-coexisting-central-nervous-system-demyelinating-disease-and-autoimmune-thyroid-disease
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Judith M Greer, Simon Broadley, Michael P Pender
Several lines of evidence suggest a definite and unique link between CNS demyelinating diseases and autoimmune thyroid disease (AITD). The aim of the current study was to systematically compare the clinical and laboratory features of patients with coexistent AITD and CNS demyelinating disease with those of patients with just CNS demyelinating disease. Forty-four patients with coexisting CNS demyelinating disease and AITD were identified and their clinical and radiological features were recorded. Blood and DNA were collected and tested for HLA type and for the response of T cells and antibodies to a variety of antigens...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493220/continuous-intraoperative-neural-monitoring-in-thyroid-surgery-a-mexican-experience
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Karla Verónica Chávez, Jackeline Ramírez, Juan Pablo Pantoja, Mauricio Sierra, David Velázquez-Fernández, Miguel F Herrera
Intraoperative continuous neural monitoring (C-IONM) during thyroid surgery has been recognized as a useful tool to identify and confirm recurrent laryngeal nerve integrity. The aim of the present study is to analyze electromyographic features and thresholds for normal vocal fold function in our initial experience with C-IONM in thyroid surgery. C-IONM was utilized in 57 patients who underwent thyroid surgery between July 2012 and December 2015. EMG parameters were analyzed looking for potential predictors of postoperative vocal fold dismotility...
May 10, 2017: Updates in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460598/circulating-igf-1-igfb-3-gh-and-tsh-levels-in-multiple-sclerosis-and-their-relationship-with-treatment
#15
Aylin Akcali, Berrin Bal, Binnur Erbagci
OBJECTIVES: Improving the proficiency of oligodendrocytes in their ability to repair myelin damage is one of the major goals of multiple sclerosis treatment. Insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) is one of several polypeptides that are considered to have potential benefits in that sense. In the present study, we aimed to determine serum levels of IGF-1 and insulin-like growth factor binding protein-3 (IGFBP-3), thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) and growth hormone (GH) among treated and non-treated patients with Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis (RRMS) and a healthy control group...
May 1, 2017: Neurological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385597/ester-to-amide-rearrangement-of-ethanolamine-derived-prodrugs-of-sobetirome-with-increased-blood-brain-barrier-penetration
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Skylar J Ferrara, J Matthew Meinig, Andrew T Placzek, Tapasree Banerji, Peter McTigue, Meredith D Hartley, Hannah S Sanford-Crane, Tania Banerji, Dennis Bourdette, Thomas S Scanlan
Current therapeutic options for treating demyelinating disorders such as multiple sclerosis (MS) do not stimulate myelin repair, thus creating a clinical need for therapeutic agents that address axonal remyelination. Thyroid hormone is known to play an important role in promoting developmental myelination and repair, and CNS permeable thyromimetic agents could offer an increased therapeutic index compared to endogenous thyroid hormone. Sobetirome is a clinical stage thyromimetic that has been shown to have promising activity in preclinical models related to MS and X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy (X-ALD), a genetic disease that involves demyelination...
May 15, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377800/evaluation-of-tp-e-interval-tp-e-qt-ratio-and-tp-e-qtc-ratio-in-patients-with-subclinical-hypothyroidism
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Ahmet Gürdal, Hatice Eroğlu, Füsun Helvaci, Mutlu Çağan Sümerkan, Kamber Kasali, Şükrü Çetin, Gökhan Aksan, Kadriye Kiliçkesmez
BACKGROUND: Prolongation of the peak-to-end interval of the T wave (Tp-e) has been reported as associated with ventricular arrhythmias. The aim of this study was to investigate the ventricular repolarization by using the Tp-e interval, Tp-e/QT ratio and Tp-e/ QTc ratio in patients with subclinical hypothyroidism (SH). METHODS: We studied 56 volunteers: These were 28 patients with SH (mean age 45 ± 11 years) and 28 healthy subjects (mean age 34 ± 8 years). All basic biochemical parameters were analyzed and electrocardiograms (ECGs) were recorded...
March 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358234/iodine-storage-and-metabolism-of-mild-to-moderate-iodine-deficient-pregnant-rats
#18
Xin Sun, Li Lu, Ling Shan, Zhongyan Shan, Weiping Teng
BACKGROUND: Severe iodine deficiency during pregnancy results in neurodevelopmental disorders in children, while the consequences of mild to moderate iodine deficiency (MMID) are uncertain. The concentration of iodine in the thyroid is the most accurate indicator of iodine nutrition. This study aimed to evaluate whether the iodine stores in the thyroid cover the needs of the mother and the fetus in iodine-sufficient and MMID conditions by inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry. METHODS: One hundred four-week-old female Wistar rats were randomly divided into MMID (low iodine intake [L]) and normal (normal iodine intake [N]) groups...
June 2017: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300678/magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-internal-jugular-veins-in-multiple-sclerosis-interobserver-agreement-and-comparison-with-doppler-ultrasound-examination
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Sani J Laukontaus, Johanna Pekkola, Jussi Numminen, Tomoko Kagayama, Mauri Lepäntalo, Markus Färkkilä, Sari Atula, Pentti Tienari, Maarit Venermo
BACKGROUND: Doppler ultrasound (US) has been widely used to evaluate the cervical venous system of multiple sclerosis patients according to the hypothesis of chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency with contradictory results. Venous anatomy and pathology can be examined with less operator-dependent magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Our aim is to assess the interobserver agreement in measuring internal jugular vein (IJV) cross-sectional area (CSA) in MR images and to explore the agreement between US and MRI in the detection of calibers of ≤0...
March 11, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290862/-the-effectiveness-of-combination-antihypertensive-therapy-in-women-with-hypothyroidism-and-the-metabolic-syndrome
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V V Skibitsky, A V Fendrikova, N E Pyhalova, D V Sirotenko
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: Evaluating the effectiveness of the various options of combination antihypertensive therapy (AHT) in women with arterial hypertension (AH) and metabolic syndrome (MS) and hypothyroidism. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study included 163 women with hypertension, metabolic syndrome, and hypothyroidism, the median age of 53.5 (48-60) years; in 73 (44.8%) women were diagnosed with subclinical hypothyroidism (SH), 90 (55.2%) - overt hypothyroidism (OH)...
September 2016: Kardiologiia
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