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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742298/acromegaly-a-dental-disease
#1
Gil Ivry, Alan L Felsenfeld
Acromegaly is a serious disease that affects the pituitary gland causing unusual growth in patients. There are various dental manifestation of the condition and it is plausible that a dentist will be the first to recognize the problem. This article describes the disease and the dental implications for patients who have it.
September 2016: Journal—California Dental Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739615/primary-bilateral-adrenal-nodular-disease-with-cushing-s-syndrome-varying-aetiology
#2
Kush Dev Singh Jarial, Rama Walia, Uma Nahar, Anil Bhansali
Primary adrenal disorders contribute 20%â€"30% of patients with endogenous Cushing's syndrome. Most of the primary adrenal diseases are unilateral and include adenoma and adrenocortical carcinoma, whereas bilateral adrenal lesions are uncommon and include primary pigmented nodular adrenocortical disease, primary bilateral macronodular adrenocortical hyperplasia, isolated micronodular adrenocortical disease, bilateral adenomas or carcinomas, and rarely pituitary adrenocorticotropic hormone-dependent adrenal nodular disease...
July 24, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738349/towards-an-integrated-view-of-early-molecular-changes-underlying-vulnerability-to-social-stress-in-psychosis
#3
Henry Barron, Sina Hafizi, Romina Mizrahi
Psychotic disorders are heterogeneous and complex, involving many putative causal factors interacting along the course of disease development. Many of the factors implicated in the pathogenesis of psychosis also appear to be involved in disease onset and subsequent neuroprogression. Herein, we highlight the pertinent literature implicating inflammation and oxidative stress in the pathogenesis of psychosis, and the potential contribution of N-methyl-D-aspartate receptors (NMDARs). We also emphasize the role of peripubertal social stress in psychosis, and the ways in which hippocampal dysfunction can mediate dysregulation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis and cortisol release...
July 24, 2017: Modern Trends in Pharmacopsychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738312/habitual-sleep-quality-and-diurnal-rhythms-of-salivary-cortisol-and-dehydroepiandrosterone-in-postmenopausal-women
#4
Tianyi Huang, Elizabeth M Poole, Celine Vetter, Kathryn M Rexrode, Laura D Kubzansky, Eva Schernhammer, Nicolas Rohleder, Frank B Hu, Susan Redline, Shelley S Tworoger
Dysregulation of the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis has been suggested as a potential mechanism linking sleep and cardiometabolic disorders. However, the associations of two primary outputs of the HPA axis, cortisol and its antagonist dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), with sleep are less well studied. In the Nurses' Health Study II, 233 postmenopausal women provided five timed saliva samples over one day (immediately upon waking, 45min, 4h, and 10h after waking, and prior to going to sleep) to measure cortisol and DHEA...
July 19, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736852/successful-medical-treatment-of-an-aspergillus-terreus-mycetoma-of-the-nostril-lip-in-a-16-year-old-fjord-pony-gelding-with-pituitary-pars-intermedia-dysfunction
#5
Pia K Randleff-Rasmussen, Marion Mosca, Frédéric Knoerr, Didier Pin, Isabelle Desjardins
BACKGROUND: Mycetoma is a chronic, proliferative lesion of cutaneous/subcutaneous tissue characterized by draining tracts and granules in the discharge caused by actinomycetes (actinomycetoma) or filamentous fungi (eumycotic mycetoma). OBJECTIVES: This case report describes the unusual finding of a cutaneous mycetoma of the lateral wing of the right nostril in a gelding. ANIMAL: A 16-year-old Fjord gelding with suspected pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID) was presented for evaluation of a nonpainful, firm and raised mass involving the lateral wing of the right nostril and the lip...
July 23, 2017: Veterinary Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736351/intraoperative-ultrasound-in-patients-undergoing-transsphoidal-surgery-for-pituitary-adenoma-a-systematic-review
#6
REVIEW
Hani J Marcus, Tom Vercauteren, Sebastien Ourselin, Neil L Dorward
BACKGROUND: Transsphenoidal surgery is the gold standard for pituitary adenoma resection. However, despite advances in microsurgical and endoscopic techniques, some pituitary adenomas can be challenging to cure. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether, in patients undergoing transsphenoidal surgery for pituitary adenoma, intraoperative ultrasound is a safe and effective technological adjunct. METHODS: The PubMed database was searched between January 1996 and January 2016 to identify relevant publications that (1) featured patients undergoing transsphenoidal surgery for pituitary adenoma, (2) used intraoperative ultrasound, and (3) reported on safety or effectiveness...
July 20, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735557/long-term-effects-of-prematurity-cumulative-medical-risk-and-proximal-and-distal-social-forces-on-individual-differences-in-diurnal-cortisol-at-young-adulthood
#7
Suzy B Winchester, Mary C Sullivan, Mary B Roberts, Crystal I Bryce, Douglas A Granger
This study examined the effects of prematurity, cumulative medical risk, and proximal and distal social forces on individual differences in the activity of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis in young adulthood. A prospective sample of 149 infants born healthy preterm (PT; n = 22), sick PT ( n = 93, medical illness, neurological illness, small for gestational age), and full term ( n = 34) was recruited from a Level III neonatal intensive care unit in southern New England between 1985 and 1989 and followed to age 23 years...
January 1, 2017: Biological Research for Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735172/exposure-to-intimate-partner-violence-in-utero-and-infant-internalizing-behaviors-moderation-by-salivary-cortisol-alpha-amylase-asymmetry
#8
Cecilia Martinez-Torteya, G Anne Bogat, Joseph S Lonstein, Douglas A Granger, Alytia A Levendosky
Guided by the main tenets of contemporary models of the developmental origins of health and disease, this study evaluated whether individual differences in reactivity of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis and Sympathetic Nervous System (SNS) moderate the effect of prenatal exposure to trauma on internalizing and externalizing behaviors during infancy. Participants were a community sample of 182 mothers (M age=25years, 43% Caucasian, 33% Black/African American, 24% Biracial/Other) and their infants (59% girls; M age=11...
July 20, 2017: Early Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730425/at-101-acts-as-anti-proliferative-and-hormone-suppressive-agent-in-mouse-pituitary-corticotroph-tumor-cells
#9
B S Yurekli, B Karaca, A Kisim, E Bozkurt, H Atmaca, S Cetinkalp, G Ozgen, C Yilmaz, S Uzunoglu, R Uslu, F Saygili
PURPOSE: Gossypol, a naturally occurring compound in cottonseeds, has anticancer effects against several tumor cell lines. It has been extensively studied in clinical trials and is well tolerated with a favorable safety profile. AT-101, a derivative of R (-)-gossypol, binds to Bcl-2 family proteins and induces apoptosis in vitro. Although transsphenoidal surgical excision of the pituitary corticotroph adenoma is the gold standard of care, it is not successful all the time. Medical therapy for Cushing's disease still remains a challenge for the clinicians...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730418/total-and-free-cortisol-levels-during-1-%C3%AE-g-25-%C3%AE-g-and-250-%C3%AE-g-cosyntropin-stimulation-tests-compared-to-insulin-tolerance-test-results-of-a-randomized-prospective-pilot-study
#10
Seenia Peechakara, James Bena, Nigel J Clarke, Michael J McPhaul, Richard E Reitz, Robert J Weil, Pablo Recinos, Laurence Kennedy, Amir H Hamrahian
PURPOSE: The appropriate cosyntropin dose during cosyntropin stimulation tests remains uncertain. We conducted a prospective, randomized pilot study to compare 1 μg IV low dose cosyntropin test, 25 μg IM medium dose cosyntropin test, and 250 μg IM standard dose cosyntropin test to evaluate secondary adrenal insufficiency. Insulin tolerance test was used as the gold standard. METHOD: The study included patients with hypothalamic/pituitary disease (n  = 10) with at least one pituitary axis deficiency other than ACTH deficiency and controls (n  = 12)...
July 20, 2017: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728884/glucocorticoid-programming-of-neuroimmune-function
#11
REVIEW
David J Walker, Karen A Spencer
Throughout life physiological systems strive to maintain homeostasis and these systems are susceptible to exposure to maternal or environmental perturbations, particularly during embryonic development. In some cases, these perturbations may influence genetic and physiological processes that permanently alter the functioning of these physiological systems; a process known as developmental programming. In recent years, the neuroimmune system has garnered attention for its fundamental interactions with key hormonal systems, such as the hypothalamic pituitary adrenal (HPA) axis...
July 17, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723674/nanoparticles-and-female-reproductive-system-how-do-nanoparticles-affect-oogenesis-and-embryonic-development
#12
REVIEW
Cong-Cong Hou, Jun-Quan Zhu
Along with the increasing application of nanoparticles (NPs) in many walks of life, environmental exposure to NPs has raised considerable health concerns. When NPs enter a pregnant woman's body through inhalation, venous injection, ingestion or skin permeation, maternal toxic stress reactions such as reactive oxygen species (ROS), inflammation, apoptosis and endocrine dyscrasia are induced in different organs, particularly in the reproductive organs. Recent studies have shown that NPs disturb the developing oocyte by invading the protective barrier of theca cells, granulosa cell layers and zona pellucida...
July 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721221/pasireotide-successful-treatment-of-a-sparsely-granulated-tumour-in-a-resistant-case-of-acromegaly
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W K M G Amarawardena, K D Liyanarachchi, J D C Newell-Price, R J M Ross, D Iacovazzo, M Debono
The granulation pattern of somatotroph adenomas is well known to be associated with differing clinical and biochemical characteristics, and it has been shown that sparsely granulated tumours respond poorly to commonly used somatostatin receptor ligands (SRLs). We report a challenging case of acromegaly with a sparsely granulated tumour resistant to multiple modalities of treatment, ultimately achieving biochemical control with pasireotide. A 26-year-old lady presented with classical features of acromegaly, which was confirmed by an oral glucose tolerance test...
2017: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720298/steroids-steroid-precursors-and-neuroactive-steroids-in-critically-ill-equine-neonates
#14
K A Dembek, K J Timko, L M Johnson, K A Hart, B S Barr, B David, T A Burns, R E Toribio
Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis (HPAA) dysfunction has been associated with sepsis and mortality in foals. Most studies have focused on cortisol, while other steroids have not been investigated. The objectives of this study were to characterise the adrenal steroid and steroid precursor response to disease and to determine their association with the HPAA response to illness, disease severity, and mortality in hospitalised foals. All foals (n=326) were classified by two scoring systems into three categories: based on the sepsis score (septic, sick non-septic [SNS] and healthy) and the foal survival score (Group 1: 3-18%; Group 2: 38-62%; Group 3: 82-97% likelihood of survival)...
July 2017: Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720027/long-term-alteration-of-the-hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal-axis-in-children-undergoing-cardiac-surgery-in-the-first-6-months-of-life
#15
Monica McGauran, Brigid Jordan, Roseriet Beijers, Irma Janssen, Candice Franich-Ray, Carolina de Weerth, Michael Cheung
Children with congenital heart disease (CHD) have poorer neurodevelopmental and psychological outcomes. The mechanisms underlying this remain unclear. One mechanism could be that the stressful experience of cardiac surgery early in life influences long-term hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis regulation. Dysregulation of the HPA axis has been linked to poorer neurocognitive and psychological outcomes in other study populations. This case-control study aims to compare HPA-axis regulation (circadian rhythm and reactivity) using salivary cortisol in 3- to 5-year-olds with CHD who did and did not have cardiac surgery prior to 6 months of age...
July 18, 2017: Stress: the International Journal on the Biology of Stress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717659/identification-and-characterization-of-variants-and-a-novel-4%C3%A2-bp-deletion-in-the-regulatory-region-of-six6-a-risk-factor-for-primary-open-angle-glaucoma
#16
Mohd Hussain Shah, Noemi Tabanera, Subbaiah Ramasamy Krishnadas, Manju R Pillai, Paola Bovolenta, Periasamy Sundaresan
BACKGROUND: Primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) is a complex disease of multigenic inheritance and the most common subtype of glaucoma. SIX6 encodes a transcription factor involved in retina, optic nerve, and pituitary development. Previous studies showed a genetic association between the SIX6 locus and POAG, identifying risk alleles. Whether these alleles are present also in the south Indian population is unclear. METHODS: To address this question, the SIX6 gene and an already characterized and highly conserved SIX6 enhancer (Ch14:60974427-60974430) were sequenced in two south Indian cohorts, respectively, composed of 65/65 and 200/200 POAG cases/age-matched controls...
July 2017: Molecular Genetics & Genomic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716240/a-study-of-neuroendocrine-dysfunction-in-patients-of-tuberculous-meningitis
#17
Aniruddha More, Rajesh Verma, Ravindra Kumar Garg, Hardeep Singh Malhotra, Praveen Kumar Sharma, Ravi Uniyal, Shweta Pandey, Madhukar Mittal
BACKGROUND: Endocrine dysfunction is known to occur in various infectious diseases of the brain. The neuroendocrine dysfunction is not well studied in patients of Tuberculous meningitis (TBM). In this study, we aimed at knowing pattern of endocrine dysfunction in newly diagnosed patients of tuberculous meningitis, structural changes occurring in hypothalamic-pituitary region, assessing its predictors and correlative factors related to outcome. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a prospective observational study...
August 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714388/the-prospective-role-of-micrornas-in-depression
#18
Zhiying Hu, Yuting Jiang, Xue Huo, Yang Yang, Henry Davies, Benson O A Botchway, Marong Fang
Depression is a debilitating disease that is affecting a growing number of patients both physically and mentally. In addition to the mood changes, depression causes cognitive impairment, including learning and memory dysfunction. Although depression studies have been going on for decades, the underlying mechanism still remains unclear. MicroRNAs (miRNAs), a type of small non-coding RNAs, predominantly control the expression of their target mRNAs to exert their functions. Some evidence has revealed the importance of miRNAs in the mechanism of depression though the studies are still in their infancy...
July 14, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714070/a-reduction-in-sk-channels-contributes-to-increased-activity-of-hypothalamic-magnocellular-neurons-during-heart-failure
#19
H C Ferreira-Neto, V Biancardi, J E Stern
Small conductance Ca(2+) -activated K(+) channels (SK) play an important role in regulating MNCs activity and hormone release from the posterior pituitary. Moreover, an enhanced SK activity contributes to MNCs' adaptive responses to a physiological challenge, such as lactation. Still, whether changes in SK function/expression contribute to exacerbated MNCs activity during diseases like heart failure (HF), remains unknown. Here, we used a combination of patch-clamp electrophysiology, confocal Ca(2+) imaging and molecular biology in a rat model of ischemic HF...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713963/sexual-dimorphism-of-frailty-and-cognitive-impairment-potential-underlying-mechanisms-review
#20
Qingwei Ruan, Grazia D'onofrio, Tao Wu, Antonio Greco, Daniele Sancarlo, Zhuowei Yu
The aim of the present study was to assess systematically gender differences in susceptibility to frailty and cognitive performance decline, and the underlying mechanisms. A systematic assessment was performed of the identified reviews of cohort, mechanistic and epidemiological studies. The selection criteria of the present study included: i) Sexual dimorphism of frailty, ii) sexual dimorphism of subjective memory decline (impairment) and atrophy of hippocampus during early life, iii) sexual dimorphism of late‑onset Alzheimer's disease and iv) sexual dimorphism mechanisms underlying frailty and cognitive impairment...
September 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
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