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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29903510/quality-of-life-in-multiple-endocrine-neoplasia-type-2a-compared-with-normative-and-disease-populations
#1
Michael N Mongelli, Benjamin J Peipert, Sneha Goswami, Irene Helenowski, Susan E Yount, Cord Sturgeon
BACKGROUND: Patient-reported outcomes are measured in chronic disease states to inform intervention and management decisions while minimizing negative outcomes. We hypothesized that health-related quality of life in patients with multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2A would be worse than the general US population but similar to other chronic diseases. METHODS: Adults ≥18 years with multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2A were recruited to complete the Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System 29-item questionnaire (n = 45)...
June 11, 2018: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29848990/knowledge-based-neuroendocrine-immunomodulation-nim-molecular-network-construction-and-its-application
#2
Tongxing Wang, Lu Han, Xiaorui Zhang, Rongrong Wu, Xiaorui Cheng, Wenxia Zhou, Yongxiang Zhang
Growing evidence shows that the neuroendocrine immunomodulation (NIM) network plays an important role in maintaining and modulating body function and the homeostasis of the internal environment. The disequilibrium of NIM in the body is closely associated with many diseases. In the present study, we first collected a core dataset of NIM signaling molecules based on our knowledge and obtained 611 NIM signaling molecules. Then, we built a NIM molecular network based on the MetaCore database and analyzed the signaling transduction characteristics of the core network...
May 30, 2018: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29734473/treatment-for-hepatitis-c-virus-associated-mixed-cryoglobulinaemia
#3
REVIEW
Nuria Montero, Alexandre Favà, Eva Rodriguez, Clara Barrios, Josep M Cruzado, Julio Pascual, Maria Jose Soler
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis C virus (HCV)-associated mixed cryoglobulinaemia is the manifestation of an inflammation of small and medium-sized vessels produced by a pathogenic IgM with rheumatoid factor activity generated by an expansion of B-cells. The immune complexes formed precipitate mainly in the skin, joints, kidneys or peripheral nerve fibres. Current therapeutic approaches are aimed at elimination of HCV infection, removal of cryoglobulins and also of the B-cell clonal expansions. The optimal treatment for it has not been established...
May 7, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29733407/bone-inflammation-and-the-bone-marrow-niche-in-chronic-kidney-disease-what-do-we-know
#4
Sandro Mazzaferro, Giuseppe Cianciolo, Antonio De Pascalis, Chiara Guglielmo, Pablo A Urena Torres, Jordi Bover, Lida Tartaglione, Marzia Pasquali, Gaetano La Manna
Recent improvements in our understanding of physiology have altered the way in which bone is perceived: no longer is it considered as simply the repository of divalent ions, but rather as a sophisticated endocrine organ with potential extraskeletal effects. Indeed, a number of pathologic conditions involving bone in different ways can now be reconsidered from a bone-centred perspective. For example, in metabolic bone diseases like osteoporosis (OP) and renal osteodystrophy (ROD), the association with a worse cardiovascular outcome can be tentatively explained by the possible derangements of three recently discovered bone hormones (osteocalcin, fibroblast growth factor 23 and sclerostin) and a bone-specific enzyme (alkaline phosphatase)...
May 4, 2018: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29588555/insulin-autoimmune-syndrome-a-rare-case-of-hypoglycaemia-resolving-with-immunosuppression
#5
A Hunter, U Graham, J R Lindsay
We report a case of a 58-year-old male presenting with confusion and hypoglycaemia. There had been no prior exposure to oral hypoglycaemic agents or insulin. He was found to have inappropriate endogenous hyperinsulinaemia. Insulinoma was excluded by detailed endocrine assessment. Insulin antibodies were positive in keeping with a diagnosis of insulin autoimmune syndrome (IAS). He was treated with prednisolone 5mg once daily and nutritional supplements leading to resolution of acute confusion and hypoglycaemic episodes...
January 2018: Ulster Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458876/bone-densitometry-status-and-its-associated-factors-in-peri-and-post-menopausal-females-a-cross-sectional-study-from-a-tertiary-care-centre-in-india
#6
Jaya Chawla, Neena Sharma, Devendra Arora, Manisha Arora, Lovely Shukla
OBJECTIVE: Osteoporosis is a skeletal disorder characterized by diminished bone strength that increases the risk of fracture at instances of trivial trauma. Asians have a lower bone mass than the west. The present study was designed to add data from India on women above the age of 40 years with respect to low bone mineral density (BMD) and its associated high risk factors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: After a written informed consent, a detailed history was taken. Basal metabolic index was recorded, and biochemical and endocrine tests were done, followed by dual X ray absorptiometry scan...
February 2018: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29364334/extrahepatic-manifestations-associated-with-chronic-hepatitis-c-virus-infection
#7
A Flores-Chávez, J A Carrion, X Forns, M Ramos-Casals
Chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection has been associated with both organ-specific and systemic autoimmune diseases, with cryoglobulinemia being the most frequent associated disease. Experimental, virologic, and clinical evidence have demon-strated a close association between HCV infection and some systemic autoimmune diseases, especially Sjögren's syndrome, but also rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. A higher prevalence of hematological processes has also been described in patients with HCV infection, including cytopenias and lymphoproliferative disorders (B-cell lymphoma)...
December 2017: Revista Española de Sanidad Penitenciaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344005/biological-clocks-their-relevance-to-immune-allergic-diseases
#8
REVIEW
Roberto Paganelli, Claudia Petrarca, Mario Di Gioacchino
The 2017 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine, awarded for the discoveries made in the past 15 years on the genetic and molecular mechanisms regulating many physiological functions, has renewed the attention to the importance of circadian rhythms. These originate from a central pacemaker in the suprachiasmatic nucleus in the brain, photoentrained via direct connection with melanopsin containing, intrinsically light-sensitive retinal ganglion cells, and it projects to periphery, thus creating an inner circadian rhythm...
2018: Clinical and Molecular Allergy: CMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128174/health-related-quality-of-life-in-men1-patients-compared-with-other-chronic-conditions-and-the-united-states-general-population
#9
COMPARATIVE STUDY
Benjamin J Peipert, Sneha Goswami, Susan E Yount, Cord Sturgeon
BACKGROUND: Health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in multiple endocrine neoplasia type-1 (MEN-1) is poorly described. HRQOL in MEN-1 was compared with other chronic conditions and the US general population. METHODS: Adults aged ≥18 years recruited from an MEN-1 support group (n=153) completed the Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) 29-item profile. MEN-1 scores were compared with PROMIS scores reported in peer-reviewed literature from back pain (n=218), cancer (n=310), congestive heart failure (CHF; n=60), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD; n=79), major depressive disorder (n=196), rheumatoid arthritis (RA; n=521), neuroendocrine tumors (NET; n=619), and primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT; n=45) cohorts...
January 2018: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092064/perspectives-on-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-is-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-research-underfunded
#10
Soumia Brakta, Daria Lizneva, Kateryna Mykhalchenko, Adonis Imam, Walidah Walker, Michael P Diamond, Ricardo Azziz
Context: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common endocrine-metabolic abnormality with a worldwide prevalence of 4% to 21%, depending on diagnostic criteria. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the largest single funding agency in the world; it invests nearly $30.0 billion annually in biomedical research. Evidence Acquisition: Using the NIH Research Portfolio Online Reporting tool, we searched for all grants awarded by the NIH for PCOS and three other disorders with similar degrees of morbidity and similar or lower mortality and prevalence [rheumatoid arthritis (RA), tuberculosis (TB), and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)]...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706407/incidence-of-oral-lichen-planus-in-perimenopausal-women-a-cross-sectional-study-in-western-uttar-pradesh-population
#11
Ravi Prakash Sasankoti Mohan, Akanksha Gupta, Nagaraju Kamarthi, Sangeeta Malik, Sumit Goel, Swati Gupta
BACKGROUND: Hormonal fluctuations during menopause lead to endocrine changes in women, especially in their sex steroid hormone production. Studies have documented the role of estrogen and progesterone (Pg) on autoimmune disorders such as multiple sclerosis, systemic lupus erythematosus, and rheumatoid arthritis. Lichen planus (LP), an autoimmune disorder, seen frequently in perimenopausal women, may also get affected by sex steroid hormones, but no direct relationship has been established yet...
April 2017: Journal of Mid-life Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690611/insight-into-the-endocrine-system-and-the-immune-system-a-review-of-the-inflammatory-role-of-prolactin-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-and-psoriatic-arthritis
#12
REVIEW
Man W Tang, Samuel Garcia, Danielle M Gerlag, Paul P Tak, Kris A Reedquist
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic autoimmune disease that affects females three times more frequently than males. A potential role for hormones, such as prolactin (PRL), may in part explain this phenomenon. The risk of developing RA is increased in women who are lactating after the first pregnancy, which might be related to breastfeeding and the release of PRL. Other studies found a protective effect of PRL on RA development. Some studies have reported that hyperprolactinemia is more common in RA and serum PRL levels are correlated with several disease parameters, although others could not confirm these findings...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636167/berberine-ameliorates-collagen-induced-arthritis-in-rats-by-suppressing-th17-cell-responses-via-inducing-cortistatin-in-the-gut
#13
Mengfan Yue, Yufeng Xia, Can Shi, Chunge Guan, Yunfan Li, Rui Liu, Zhifeng Wei, Yue Dai
Berberine, an isoquinoline alkaloid, has been reported to ameliorate various autoimmune diseases including rheumatoid arthritis by oral administration. However, its mechanism remains mysterious due to an extremely low bioavailability. The fact that berberine readily accumulates in the gut, the largest endocrine organ in the body, attracted us to explore its anti-arthritic mechanism in view of the induction of intestinal immunosuppressive neuropeptides. In this study, berberine (200 mg·kg-1 , i.g.) was shown to ameliorate collagen-induced arthritis in rats, which was manifested by the reduction of clinical signs and joint destruction, as well as marked down-regulation of Th17 cell frequency and interleukin-17 level in blood...
September 2017: FEBS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458654/multiple-roles-of-angiopoietin-like-4-in-osteolytic-disease
#14
REVIEW
Helen J Knowles
Hypoxia and the hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF) transcription factor drive pathological bone loss in conditions including rheumatoid arthritis (RA), osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, primary bone tumours, and bone metastatic cancer. There is therefore considerable interest in determining the function(s) of HIF-induced genes in these pathologies. Angiopoietin-like 4 (ANGPTL4) is an adipose-derived, HIF-1α- and PPARγ-induced gene that was originally discovered as an endocrine and autocrine/paracrine regulator of lipid metabolism...
2017: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405546/arthropathy-in-dermatology-a-comprehensive-review
#15
REVIEW
Soumya Jagadeesan, Padmanabha Shenoy
Dermatology and rheumatology are two specialties that deal with significant overlap. In this context, it is important that the dermatologists acquaint themselves with conditions presenting with arthropathy. As the first step, it is essential to know whether the origin of musculoskeletal symptom is articular or extra-articular; inflammatory or noninflammatory; acute or chronic; oligo- or poly-articular. This will help in narrowing down the differential diagnoses as well as in better correlation with the cutaneous symptoms...
March 2017: Indian Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389989/single-vagus-nerve-stimulation-reduces-early-postprandial-c-peptide-levels-but-not-other-hormones-or-postprandial-metabolism
#16
M W Tang, F S van Nierop, F A Koopman, H M Eggink, D M Gerlag, M W Chan, R Zitnik, F M Vaz, J A Romijn, P P Tak, M R Soeters
A recent study in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients using electrical vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) to activate the inflammatory reflex has shown promising effects on disease activity. Innervation by the autonomic nerve system might be involved in the regulation of many endocrine and metabolic processes and could therefore theoretically lead to unwanted side effects. Possible effects of VNS on secretion of hormones are currently unknown. Therefore, we evaluated the effects of a single VNS on plasma levels of pituitary hormones and parameters of postprandial metabolism...
February 2018: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386080/differential-activation-of-endocrine-immune-networks-by-arthritis-challenge-insights-from-colony-specific-responses
#17
Tamara S Bodnar, Matthew D Taves, Katie M Lavigne, Todd S Woodward, Kiran K Soma, Joanne Weinberg
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory condition with variable clinical presentation and disease progression. Importantly, animal models of RA are widely used to examine disease pathophysiology/treatments. Here, we exploited known vendor colony-based differences in endocrine/immune responses to gain insight into inflammatory modulators in arthritis, utilizing the adjuvant-induced arthritis (AA) model. Our previous study found that Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats from Harlan develop more severe AA, have lower corticosteroid binding globulin, and have different patterns of cytokine activation in the hind paw, compared to SD rats from Charles River...
April 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821712/bruton-s-tyrosine-kinase-small-molecule-inhibitors-induce-a-distinct-pancreatic-toxicity-in-rats
#18
Rebecca I Erickson, Leah K Schutt, Jacqueline M Tarrant, Michelle McDowell, Lichuan Liu, Adam R Johnson, Sock-Cheng Lewin-Koh, Maj Hedehus, Jed Ross, Richard A D Carano, Karin Staflin, Fiona Zhong, James J Crawford, Shelly Zhong, Karin Reif, Arna Katewa, Harvey Wong, Wendy B Young, Donna M Dambach, Dinah L Misner
Bruton's tyrosine kinase (BTK) is a member of the Tec family of cytoplasmic tyrosine kinases involved in B-cell and myeloid cell signaling. Small molecule inhibitors of BTK are being investigated for treatment of several hematologic cancers and autoimmune diseases. GDC-0853 ((S)-2-(3'-(hydroxymethyl)-1-methyl-5-((5-(2-methyl-4-(oxetan-3-yl)piperazin-1-yl)pyridin-2-yl)amino)-6-oxo-1,6-dihydro-[3,4'-bipyridin]-2'-yl)-7,7-dimethyl-3,4,7,8-tetrahydro-2H-cyclopenta[4,5]pyrrolo[1,2-a]pyrazin-1(6H)-one) is a selective and reversible oral small-molecule BTK inhibitor in development for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus...
January 2017: Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27686101/the-role-of-female-hormonal-factors-in-the-development-of-rheumatoid-arthritis
#19
REVIEW
Deshiré Alpízar-Rodríguez, Nicola Pluchino, Geraldine Canny, Cem Gabay, Axel Finckh
RA is the most common chronic systemic autoimmune disease, with a higher prevalence in women, suggesting female hormonal factors play a role in the development of the disease. However, many controversies still exist. The aim of this review was to appraise data from recent research concerning female hormonal factors and their association with RA disease development. The study of female hormonal factors is challenging because serum levels may differ throughout a woman's lifetime and interact with various environmental, immunological, genetic and endocrine factors influencing the development of autoimmunity...
August 1, 2017: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27484684/vitamin-d-deficiency-and-rheumatoid-arthritis
#20
REVIEW
Larissa Lumi Watanabe Ishikawa, Priscila Maria Colavite, Thais Fernanda de Campos Fraga-Silva, Luiza Ayumi Nishiyama Mimura, Thais Graziela Donegá França, Sofia Fernanda Gonçalves Zorzella-Pezavento, Fernanda Chiuso-Minicucci, Larissa Doddi Marcolino, Marcimara Penitenti, Maura Rosane Valerio Ikoma, Alexandrina Sartori
Vitamin D (VitD) is a hormone primarily synthesized in human skin under the stimulation of ultraviolet radiation. Beyond its endocrine role in bone metabolism, VitD is endowed with remarkable immunomodulatory properties. The effects of VitD on the immune system include the enhancement of microbicidal ability of monocytes/macrophages and the down-modulation of inflammatory cytokines produced by T lymphocytes. VitD deficiency is involved in many health problems, including immune-mediated diseases such as autoimmune disorders...
June 2017: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
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