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Chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis

Keshu Zhou, Wentao Zhang, Qing Zhang, Ruirui Gui, Huifang Zhao, Xiaofei Chai, Yufu Li, Xudong Wei, Yongping Song
BACKGROUND: The genetic regulation of apoptosis and cell proliferation plays a role in the growth of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), the most common form of leukemia in the Western hemisphere. Although thyroid hormone receptor interactors (TRIPs) are known to play roles in cell cycle, the potential involvement of the novel family member TRIP13 in CLL has not yet been investigated. METHODS: Quantitative PCR (qPCR) was used to detect expression of TRIP13 in 36 CLL patients and 33 healthy donors CD19+ B cells...
March 9, 2017: Oncotarget
Si Hyoung Kim, Jun Goo Kang, Chul Sik Kim, Sung-Hee Ihm, Moon Gi Choi, Hyung Joon Yoo, Seong Jin Lee
In this study, the combined effect of doxorubicin with cucurbitacin B on survival of anaplastic thyroid carcinoma cells was evaluated. For experiments, 8505C and CAL62 human anaplastic thyroid carcinoma cells were used. Cell viability, the percentage of viable cells, and cytotoxic activity were measured using 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide assay, multiplexed cytotoxicity assay, and cytotoxicity assay, respectively. Reactive oxygen species production was measured. In experiments, doxorubicin and cucurbitacin B reduced cell viability in a dose- and time-dependent manner...
February 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
K-I Yi, S Ahn, D Y Park, J-C Lee, B-J Lee, S-G Wang, W Cha
OBJECTIVES: Current preoperative diagnosis of thyroid nodules remains imperfect despite recent advances in cytopathology and molecular diagnostics. False positivity in preoperative fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) may lead to overtreatment of patients, including total thyroidectomy, and sometimes to lawsuits for misdiagnosis and malpractice. In this study, we analysed clinical characteristics and pathologic findings in patients with false positivity for papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) in FNAC...
January 28, 2017: Clinical Otolaryngology
Serpil Yazgan, Ugur Celik, Orhan Ayar, Suat Hayri Ugurbas, Burcu Celik, Mehmet Orçun Akdemir, Silay Canturk Ugurbas, Atilla Alpay
PURPOSE: To compare the systemic and ocular characteristics and laboratory findings of patients developing toxic anterior segment syndrome (TASS) after uneventful phaco surgery with unaffected subjects undergoing the same surgery in the same session. DESIGN: A retrospective case-control study. METHODS: The study group consisted of 26 eyes of 26 patients who underwent uneventful phaco surgery and who went on to develop TASS, while the control group included 39 subjects who had routine phaco surgery in the same session by the same surgeon...
January 27, 2017: International Ophthalmology
Mehrnaz Narooie-Nejad, Omid Taji, Dor Mohammad Kordi Tamandani, Mahmoud Ali Kaykhaei
Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT) is a chronic inflammation of the thyroid gland and is known as the most common autoimmune disease. Development of autoimmune destruction of thyroid cells is a multi-step process involving convergence of genetic and environmental factors. Cytotoxic T-lymphocyte antigen-4 (CTLA-4) has an important role in homeostasis and negative regulation of immune responses, and is therefore considered to be a key element in the development of autoimmune diseases. The present study evaluated the association of the CTLA-4 gene polymorphisms 318C/T (rs5742909) and +49A/G (rs231775) with HT in an Iranian population (including 82 patients with HT and 104 healthy controls who were referred for routine premarital blood screenings)...
January 2017: Biomedical Reports
Marina S Carvalho, Pedro W Rosario, Gabriela F Mourão, Maria R Calsolari
BACKGROUND: This study evaluated the recurrence in patients with papillary thyroid cancer and an excellent response to initial therapy, comparing those with and without chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis. METHODS: This was a prospective study. Patients who met the following criteria were selected: diagnosis of papillary thyroid cancer; submitted to total thyroidectomy followed or not by ablation with (131)I; and neck ultrasonography without abnormalities, nonstimulated thyroglobulina (Tg) ≤0...
November 23, 2016: Endocrine
K R Anila, Nileena Nayak, K Jayasree
INTRODUCTION: Chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis [Hashimoto thyroiditis (HT)] is a common thyroid lesion diagnosed on fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC). Apart from FNAC, various other parameters, such as clinical features, ultrasonographic findings, antithyroid antibody levels, hormone profiles, and radionuclide thyroid scan, are also taken into consideration in making a diagnosis of HT. AIMS: To grade lymphocytic thyroiditis based on the cytomorphology and to correlate the cytological grades with the levels of antithyroid peroxidase antibody (ATPO), antithyroglobulin antibody (ATG), and thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH)...
July 2016: Journal of Cytology
Justyna Szczapa-Jagustyn, Anna Gotz-Więckowska, Jarosław Kocięcki
BACKGROUND: Risk of developing thyroid-associated ophthalmopathy (TAO) in children and adolescents is similar or may be even slightly higher than in adults. The aim of this article is to review and summarize current knowledge regarding diagnostic and therapeutic measures in pediatric TAO. CONTENT: MEDLINE and EMBASE papers were searched using the terms 'pediatric Graves' ophthalmopathy' 'pediatric Graves' orbitopathy', 'thyroid-associated ophthalmopathy in childhood and adolescence' from the year 1970 to December 2015...
October 1, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
Liang-Sen Liu, Jia Liang, Jun-Hong Li, Xue Liu, Li Jiang, Jian-Xiong Long, Yue-Ming Jiang, Zhi-Xiao Wei
Although there have been many studies identifying clinical and pathologic factors that may predict central lymph node metastases (CLNM) in papillary thyroid microcarcinoma (PTMC) patients without clinically cervical lymph node metastasis (cN0), the results were inconsistent. And whether prophylactic central lymph node dissection (pCLND) should be performed in cN0 PTMC remains controversial. The EMBASE, PubMed, MEDLINE and the Cochrane Library were searched until Oct 2015 to identify relevant studies. Primary outcomes were clinical and pathologic factors for CLNM...
September 19, 2016: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
Havva Keskin, Y Kaya, K Cadirci, C Kucur, E Ziypak, E Simsek, H Gozcu, S Arikan, A Carlioglu
OBJECTIVE: The neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio (NLR), determined from peripheral blood, is accepted as an available and practical indicator of the systemic inflammation. In this study, we aimed to determine whether the NLR was higher in euthyroid chronic autoimmune thyreotidis (CAT) patients compared to a healthy control group. METHODS: A total of 112 patients were enrolled in this study, including 59 patients with euthyroid CAT on any form of therapy and 53 healthy controls...
July 2016: Endocrine Regulations
Cheng Li, Weiwei Zhan, Fang Yi, Bin Zheng, Yaqin Zhou, Ran Zhao, Yi Jia
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to investigate the value of fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) under ultrasound guidance in diagnosis of thyroid nodules. In a retrospective analysis of FNAB in 1050 cases of patients with 1100 nodules, patients were divided according to the maximum diameter of their nodules into two groups: >1.0 and ≤1.0 cm. The ultrasound-guided FNAB cytology results were compared between two groups. RESULTS: Ultrasound findings showed that among 1100 thyroid nodules, 547 were highly suspicious, 358 were moderately, 175 were low, and 19 were very low...
2016: SpringerPlus
Caisong Zhu, Wei Liu, Jun Yang, Jing Yang, Kangwei Shao, Lixin Yuan, Hairong Chen, Wei Lu, Ying Zhu
The aim of the present study was to compare the multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) features of benign and malignant nodules in patients with chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis (CLT). MDCT findings, including the size, solid percentage, calcification, margin, capsule, anteroposterior-transverse diameter ratio as well as the mode and the degree of enhancement of 137 thyroid nodules in 127 CLT cases were retrospectively analyzed. Furthermore, the correlation between MDCT findings and pathological results combined with the CT perfusion imaging was analyzed for the differences between benign and malignant nodules...
July 2016: Oncology Letters
Young Gyung Shin, Jaeheung Yoo, Hyeong Ju Kwon, Jung Hwa Hong, Hye Sun Lee, Jung Hyun Yoon, Eun-Kyung Kim, Hee Jung Moon, Kyunghwa Han, Jin Young Kwak
The objective of the study was to evaluate whether texture analysis using histogram and gray level co-occurrence matrix (GLCM) parameters can help clinicians diagnose lymphocytic thyroiditis (LT) and differentiate LT according to pathologic grade. The background thyroid pathology of 441 patients was classified into no evidence of LT, chronic LT (CLT), and Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT). Histogram and GLCM parameters were extracted from the regions of interest on ultrasound. The diagnostic performances of the parameters for diagnosing and differentiating LT were calculated...
August 1, 2016: Computers in Biology and Medicine
Fang Gu, Gangqiang Ding, Xiaoming Lou, Xiaofeng Wang, Zhe Mo, Wenming Zhu, Jinshui Zhou, Guangming Mao
Thyroid diseases(TD) can be induced by either deficient or excessive iodine intake. Universal Salt Iodization(USI) program has been implemented in China since 1995, to prevent iodine deficiency disorders (IDD). To evaluate the current conditions of TD and the role of USI, a multi-stage stratified random sampling scheme was used to perform a cross-sectional survey on the incidence of TD among participants in 6600 households in Zhejiang Province, a coastal area in China. Iodine nutrition status of the population was assessed by dietary iodine intake recall and urinary iodine concentration (UIC) of the participants, and TD were diagnosed by thyroid ultrasonography for 15122 participants and for 5873 participants by serum criteria for thyroid function(fT3, fT4, TSH, TRAb, TgAb, TPOAb; see Introduction for abbreviations)...
July 2016: Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology
Pavel Nockel, Corina Millo, Xavier Keutgen, Joanna Klubo-Gwiezdzinska, Jasmine Shell, Dhaval Patel, Naris Nilubol, Peter Herscovitch, Samira M Sadowski, Electron Kebebew
BACKGROUND: Gallium-68 (Ga-68) DOTATATE is a radiolabeled peptide-imaging modality that targets the somatostatin receptor (SSTR), especially subtype 2 (SSTR2). Benign and malignant thyroid tumors have been observed to express SSTR. The aim of this study was to evaluate the frequency and clinical significance of incidental atypical thyroid uptake as detected by Ga-68 DOTATATE positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT). METHODS: A retrospective analysis was conducted of a prospective study in which 237 patients underwent Ga-68 DOTATATE PET/CT as part of a work-up for metastatic and unknown primary neuroendocrine tumors...
June 2016: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
Seo Ki Kim, Inhye Park, Jung-Woo Woo, Jun Ho Lee, Jun-Ho Choe, Jung-Han Kim, Jee Soo Kim
BACKGROUND: Because lymph node (LN) metastasis has been proven to be a predictor for locoregional recurrence (LRR) in papillary thyroid microcarcinoma (PTMC), better knowledge about the predictors for LN metastasis in PTMC is required. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 5656 PTMC patients who underwent total thyroidectomy and central neck dissection and/or lateral neck dissection between January 1997 and June 2015. RESULTS: Male gender (adjusted odds ratio [OR] 2...
September 2016: Annals of Surgical Oncology
Preetha Rajaraman, Michele M Doody, Chu Ling Yu, Dale L Preston, Jeremy S Miller, Alice J Sigurdson, D Michal Freedman, Bruce H Alexander, Mark P Little, Donald L Miller, Martha S Linet
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to examine risks of cancer incidence and mortality among U.S. radiation technologists performing or assisting with fluoroscopically guided interventional procedures. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A nationwide prospective cohort of 90,957 radiologic technologists, who responded to a 1994-1998 survey that collected information on whether they had ever worked with fluoroscopically guided interventional procedures, was followed through completion of a subsequent cohort survey during 2003-2005 (for cancer incidence) or December 31, 2008 (for cancer mortality)...
May 2016: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
Michelle E Wilson, Sarah Thornton, Ann P Murchison, Jurij R Bilyk
A 53-year-old man with hyperthyroidism presented with asymmetric proptosis and diplopia. Thyroid-stimulating immunoglobulin was elevated, suggesting active thyroid eye disease. Imaging of the orbits revealed enlargement of the extraocular muscles, including irregular enlargement of the left lateral rectus muscle. Biopsy of the lateral rectus muscle demonstrated infiltration of the muscle with Bcl-2 positive B lymphocytes consistent with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). Evaluation for systemic lymphoproliferative disease was negative...
March 17, 2016: Survey of Ophthalmology
Shihui Wei, Hongyang Li
Purpose IgG4-related ocular disease is a chronic systemic disease with lymphocyte abnormal. The lacrimal glands, extraocular muscles and infraorbital nerve were often involved which was often the first symptom of systemic disease. While ophthalmologists did not know this disease well. They usually misdiagnosed it as idiopathic inflammatory pseudotumor, thyroid-associated ophthalmopathy etc, which resulted in delayed treatments. Here pathogenesis, clinical features and treatment methods of IgG4-relative ocular disease were described in order to improve awareness of this ocular disease, reduce clinical misdiagnosis, improve disease prognosis and standardized treatment...
December 2015: [Zhonghua Yan Ke za Zhi] Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology
Ga Ram Kim, Jung Hee Shin, Soo Yeon Hahn, Eun Young Ko, Young Lyun Oh
Warthin-like variant of papillary thyroid carcinoma (WVPTC) is a rare entity recently characterized. We evaluated ultrasonographic (US) features and clinical characteristics of WVPTC. Nine patients were diagnosed with WVPTC through surgery in our institution from May 2005 to January 2015. Eight of nine patients had available preoperative US images. A retrospective review of the US and clinical characteristics was performed. WVPTC compromised of 0.06% of 14,071 PTCs surgically confirmed. A mean age of nine patients was 53...
April 25, 2016: Endocrine Journal
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