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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150304/are-the-estrogenic-hormonal-effects-of-environmental-toxins-affecting-small-intestinal-bacterial-and-microfilaria-overgrowth
#1
Edward Lichten
The important role of microfilaria (worms) in human and animal disease remains an area of key disagreement between the naturopathic and allopathic physicians. While microfilaria infections are rampart in undeveloped countries, they rarely rise to identification as a cause of disease in Western countries. New research studies in the diagnosis and treatment of SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth) and (IBD) Inflammatory Bowel Diseases of ulcerative colitis, Crohn's Disease and microcytic colitis may make both sides equally correct...
November 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148047/plasma-copeptin-levels-in-patients-with-restless-legs-syndrome
#2
S Topaloglu Tuac, S Ozben, M Koseoglu Bitnel, A Koksal, E Kucuksayan, A Hanikoğlu, T Ozben
OBJECTIVES: Copeptin, the C-terminal fragment of antidiuretic hormone, is a new biomarker that has been found to be elevated in several disorders and could be related with prognosis. This study aimed to compare plasma copeptin levels in patients with restless legs syndrome (RLS) with healthy individuals and to investigate whether plasma copeptin levels were associated with the severity of disease. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 41 patients with primary RLS, who were followed in Bakirkoy Psychiatry and Neurology Research and Training Hospital and 41 age- and sex-matched healthy individuals were included into the study...
November 17, 2017: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147134/the-clinical-course-after-glucocorticoid-treatment-in-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease-is-linked-to-suppression-of-the-hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal-axis-a-retrospective-observational-study
#3
Aghil Ibrahim, Per Dahlqvist, Tommy Olsson, David Lundgren, Mårten Werner, Ole B Suhr, Pontus Karling
Background: Adrenal insufficiency (AI) secondary to treatment with glucocorticoids (GCs) is common in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), but little is known about the relationship between AI and the clinical course in IBD. The aim of the study was to compare the clinical course in IBD patients with normal adrenal function versus patients with subnormal adrenal function. Methods: A retrospective observational study on 63 patients with IBD who had performed a low-dose short Synacthen test (LDSST) (1 μg) immediately (1-7 days) after a standard course of GCs...
November 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145000/proopiomelanocortin-processing-and-prohormone-convertase-1-level-in-dogs-with-pituitary-corticotroph-tumors
#4
G Benchekroun, P de Fornel-Thibaud, D Rosenberg
Preliminary data suggest that prohormone convertase 1 (PC1/3) protein expression and proopiomelanocortin (POMC) processing are altered in large corticotroph tumors. The aim of this study was to characterize the levels of ACTH precursors and PC1/3 protein in small and large corticotroph tumors of dogs with Cushing's disease. Pituitary tumors of dogs with Cushing's disease were collected postmortem 30 min to 12h after natural death or euthanasia, and classified as small or large. POMC, pro-ACTH, and PC1/3 were detected by Western blotting...
October 13, 2017: Domestic Animal Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144817/seasonal-variation-of-vitamin-d-and-serum-thyrotropin-levels-and-its-relationship-in-a-euthyroid-caucasian-population
#5
Gautam Das, Peter N Taylor, Heather Javaid, Brian P Tennant, John Geen, Andrew Aldridge, Onyebuchi Okosieme
OBJECTIVES: It is unclear whether seasonal variations in vitamin D concentrations affect the hypothalamo-pituitary-thyroid (HPT) axis. We investigated the seasonal variability of vitamin D and serum thyrotropin (TSH) levels and their inter-relationship. METHODS: Analysis of 401 patients referred with non-specific symptoms of tiredness who had simultaneous measurements of 25(OH)D3 and thyroid function. Patients were categorised according to the season of blood sampling and their vitamin D status...
November 16, 2017: Endocrine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144802/lipid-accumulation-product-visceral-adiposity-index-and-chinese-visceral-adiposity-index-as-markers-of-cardiometabolic-risk-in-adult-growth-hormone-deficiency-patients-a-cross-sectional-study
#6
Xin Xie, Qing Li, Lingmin Zhang, Wei Ren
OBJECTIVE: Adult growth hormone deficiency (AGHD) is associated with cardiometabolic risk factors. Given that cardiovascular disease (CVD) is an important cause of morbidity and mortality in the AGHD population, there is a need for alternative, non-invasive methods of assessing cardiometabolic risk in this population. Chinese visceral adiposity index (CVAI) is a new marker of visceral fat dysfunction that is based on age, body mass index (BMI), waist circumference (WC) and metabolic parameters...
November 16, 2017: Endocrine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143885/consensus-driven-in-hospital-cortisol-assessment-after-acth-secreting-pituitary-adenoma-resection
#7
Yana Stolyarov, James Mirocha, Adam N Mamelak, Anat Ben-Shlomo
PURPOSE: Remission from Cushing disease (CD) after pituitary adenoma resection may be predicted by a postoperative reduction in serum cortisol level. A 2008 consensus statement recommends assessing morning cortisol levels during the first postoperative week, and replacing glucocorticoid (GC) if cortisol nadir of < 2 or < 5 µg/dL is achieved. We sought to evaluate adherence to consensus recommendations following adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH)-secreting pituitary adenoma resection at our tertiary medical center, and assess time to cortisol nadir to better define the window for assessment and intervention...
November 16, 2017: Pituitary
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137961/adrenal-insufficiency-in-critical-patients-new-ethiopathogenic-concepts-and-therapeutic-implications
#8
Laura Mateos Moreno, Nuria Palacios García, Francisco Javier Estrada García
Recently, there have been advances in understanding of the changes that occur in the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis during the different stages of critical disease. Such advances have led to a paradigm change, so that the aforementioned adaptations are no longer considered the result of adrenal axis activation, but a consequence of decreased cortisol metabolism illness. Knowledge of this new pathophysiological bases should lead to reconsider the diagnosis and treatment of adrenal insufficiency in critically ill patients, a condition poorly understood to date...
November 11, 2017: Endocrinología, diabetes y nutrición
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132721/endocrine-pathology-past-present-and-future
#9
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Sylvia L Asa, Ozgur Mete
Endocrine pathology is the subspecialty of diagnostic pathology which deals with the diagnosis and characterisation of neoplastic and non-neoplastic diseases of the endocrine system. This relatively young subspecialty was initially focused mainly on thyroid and parathyroid pathology, with some participants also involved in studies of the pituitary, the endocrine pancreas, and the adrenal glands. However, the endocrine system involves much more than these traditional endocrine organs and the discipline has grown to encompass lesions of the dispersed neuroendocrine cells, including neuroendocrine tumours (NETs) of the lungs, gastrointestinal tract, thymus, breast and prostate, as well as paraganglia throughout the body, not just in the adrenals...
November 10, 2017: Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126993/trophic-effect-of-pacap-on-human-corneal-endothelium
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Grazia Maugeri, Antonio Longo, Agata Grazia D'Amico, Daniela Maria Rasà, Michele Reibaldi, Andrea Russo, Vincenza Bonfiglio, Teresio Avitabile, Velia D'Agata
Cornea's posterior surface includes endothelium maintaining stromal hydration and clarity. Due to their limited proliferative capability, the loss of endothelial cells can outcome in permanent opacity. In the last years, different studies have demonstrated the protective effect of pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide (PACAP) in different ocular diseases. However, its role on human corneal endothelial cells (HCECs) has not been investigated, yet. Here, we have developed a culture protocol to differentiate HCECs from donor's cornea...
November 8, 2017: Peptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125546/hereditary-nephrogenic-diabetes-insipidus-pathophysiology-and-possible-treatment-an-update
#11
REVIEW
Serena Milano, Monica Carmosino, Andrea Gerbino, Maria Svelto, Giuseppe Procino
Under physiological conditions, excessive loss of water through the urine is prevented by the release of the antidiuretic hormone arginine-vasopressin (AVP) from the posterior pituitary. In the kidney, AVP elicits a number of cellular responses, which converge on increasing the osmotic reabsorption of water in the collecting duct. One of the key events triggered by the binding of AVP to its type-2 receptor (AVPR2) is the exocytosis of the water channel aquaporin 2 (AQP2) at the apical membrane the principal cells of the collecting duct...
November 10, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125115/roles-of-hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal-axis-and-hypothalamus-pituitary-ovary-axis-in-the-abnormal-endocrine-functions-in-patients-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
#12
Fan Wang, Zheng-Hong Zhang, Kai-Zhuan Xiao, Zheng-Chao Wang
Polycystic ovary syndrome(PCOS) is a common reproductive endocrine disease in women of childbearing age. While it can be affected by a variety of factors,its pathophysiology remains unclear. Its clinical features mainly include anovulation,hyperandrogenism,and hyperinsulinemia,which are closely related with abnormal neuroendocrine system. Hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis(HPG) plays a crucial regulatory role in various life activities in mammals. In particular,hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal(HPA) axis and hypothalamus-pituitary-ovary(HPO) axis can be abnormal in PCOS patients...
October 30, 2017: Zhongguo Yi Xue Ke Xue Yuan Xue Bao. Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinicae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122730/cerebral-venous-sinus-thrombosis-following-second-transsphenoidal-surgery-report-of-a-rare-complication-and-review-of-literature
#13
Zhuangzhuang Miao, Zhuo Zhang, Juan Chen, Junwen Wang, Huaqiu Zhang, Ting Lei
BACKGROUND: Cushing's disease, induced by pituitary adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) secreting adenomas, is associated with high risk factors of stroke. At present, transsphenoidal surgery remains the first line of therapy. Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) is an uncommon form of stroke with variable presentations but, to date, there have been no reports of its occurrence in Cushing's disease patients following surgery. CASE DESCRIPTION: We herein report a Cushing's disease case who suffered CVST a few days after a second transsphenoidal surgery...
November 6, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120651/-valvular-heart-disease-in-relation-to-the-treatment-of-hyperprolactinemia-with-dopamine-agonists
#14
Filip Gabalec, Jan Čáp, Jakub Radocha
Adverse effect of dopamine agonists on the heart valves aroused much attention some time ago. Gradually, as data accumulated, the approach to the problem was rationalised and further examinations were only recommended in indicated cases. The paper reviews the current knowledge about the treatment of hyperprolactinemia with dopamine agonists and the risk of valvular disease.Key words: dopamine agonists - ergolines/adverse effects - heart valve diseases - hyperprolactinemia - pituitary neoplasms - prolactinoma...
2017: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117938/functional-characterization-of-avpr2-mutants-found-in-turkish-patients-with-nephrogenic-diabetes-insipidus
#15
Beril Erdem, Angela Schulz, Emel Saglar, Ferhat Deniz, Torsten Schoneberg, Hatice Mergen
Diabetes insipidus is a rare disorder characterized by an impairment in water balance because of the inability to concentrate urine. While central Diabetes insipidus is caused by mutations in the AVP, the reason for genetically determined nephrogenic Diabetes insipidus can be mutations in AQP2 or AVPR2. After release of AVP from posterior pituitary into blood stream it binds to AVPR2 which is one of the receptors for AVP and is mainly expressed in principal cells of collecting ducts of kidney. Receptor activation increases cAMP levels in principal cells, resulting in the incorporation of AQP2 into the membrane, finally increasing water reabsorption...
November 8, 2017: Endocrine Connections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116483/pittsburgh-compound-b-pib-pet-imaging-of-meningioma-and-other-intracranial-tumors
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Derek R Johnson, Christopher H Hunt, Mark A Nathan, Joseph E Parisi, Bradley F Boeve, Melissa E Murray, David S Knopman, Clifford R Jack, Ronald C Petersen, Val J Lowe, Geoffrey B Johnson
Meningiomas are the most common intracranial tumors. Diagnosis by MRI is generally straightforward, but lack of imaging specificity can present a diagnostic dilemma, particularly in patients with cancer. We report our experience with meningioma identification on Pittsburgh compound B (PiB) PET/CT. Patients who underwent PiB PET/CT from 2006 to 2015 were reviewed to identify those with intracranial tumors. Tumor types were classified by MR appearance, or by pathology when available. Maximum standardized uptake value (SUVmax) measurements of tumor PiB activity were compared across tumor types...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106787/familial-pallister-hall-in-adulthood
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Pallister Hall syndrome is autosomal dominant disorder usually diagnosed in infants and children. Current diagnostic criteria include presence of hypothalamic hamartoma, post axial polydactyly and positive family history, but the disease has variable manifestations. Herein we report Pallister Hall syndrome diagnosed in a family where both patients were adults. A 59 year old man developed seizures 4 years prior to our evaluation of him, at which time imaging showed a hypothalamic hamartoma. The seizures were controlled medically...
October 6, 2017: Neuro Endocrinology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105398/oral-quercetin-supplementation-enhances-adiponectin-receptor-transcript-expression-in-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-patients-a-randomized-placebo-controlled-double-blind-clinical-trial
#18
Neda Rezvan, Ashraf Moini, Sattar Gorgani-Firuzjaee, Mohammad Javad Hosseinzadeh-Attar
OBJECTIVES: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), an ovarian-pituitary axis androgen disorder, is a common endocrine disease in women. Obesity-induced androgenesis and imbalance of adipokine secretion may lead to some metabolic features of PCOS. The beneficial effects of polyphenolic compounds such as quercetin have been reported, however, the underlying molecular mechanism is not entirely understood. In the present study, we investigated the effect of quercetin supplementation on the expression of adiponectin receptors at the transcript level in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) samples of PCOS patients...
January 2018: Cell Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104246/relation-among-aromatase-p450-and-tumoral-growth-in-human-prolactinomas
#19
REVIEW
María José García-Barrado, Enrique J Blanco, María Carmen Iglesias-Osma, Marta Carretero-Hernández, Leonardo Catalano-Iniesta, Virginia Sanchez-Robledo, Manuel Carretero, Julio Joaquín Herrero, Sixto Carrero, José Carretero
The pituitary gland is part of hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis, which controls development, reproduction, and aging in humans and animals. In addition, the pituitary gland is regulated mainly by hormones and neurotransmitters released from the hypothalamus and by systemic hormones secreted by target glands. Aromatase P450, the enzyme responsible for the catabolization of aromatizable androgens to estrogens, is expressed in different parts of body, including the pituitary gland. Moreover, aromatase P450 is involved in sexual dimorphism where alteration in the level of aromatase can initiate a number of diseases in both genders...
November 1, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102802/psychosocial-stress-sensitizes-neuroendocrine-and-inflammatory-responses-to-escherichia-coli-challenge-in-domestic-piglets
#20
Margret Tuchscherer, Birger Puppe, Armin Tuchscherer, Ellen Kanitz
Exposure to psychosocial stress can have a profound impact on immune reactivity and health mediated by hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis activation. However, current knowledge regarding the mechanisms involved in cross-sensitization between stress and the immune system is limited. Here, we investigated the effects of a single social isolation followed by repeated oral Escherichia coli (E. coli) applications on cortisol, tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α), interleukin-6 (IL-6), haptoglobin and C-reactive protein (CRP) concentrations in the blood; on clinical signs of disease; and on mRNA expression of the glucocorticoid receptor (GR), mineralocorticoid receptor (MR), 11β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase 1 and 2 (11β-HSD1 and 11β-HSD2), TNF-α and IL-6 in the hypothalamus, prefrontal cortex (PFC) and spleen of 7-, 21- and 35-day-old piglets...
November 1, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
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