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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135488/endocrine-manifestations-of-down-syndrome
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Rachel Whooten, Jessica Schmitt, Alison Schwartz
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To summarize the recent developments in endocrine disorders associated with Down syndrome. RECENT FINDINGS: Current research regarding bone health and Down syndrome continues to show an increased prevalence of low bone mass and highlights the importance of considering short stature when interpreting dual energy x-ray absorptiometry. The underlying cause of low bone density is an area of active research and will shape treatment and preventive measures...
November 11, 2017: Current Opinion in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126290/effects-of-levothyroxine-on-pregnant-women-with-subclinical-hypothyroidism-negative-for-thyroid-peroxidase-antibodies
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Sima Nazarpour, Fahimeh Ramezani Tehrani, Masoumeh Simbar, Maryam Tohidi, Sonia Minooee, Maryam Rahmati, Fereidoun Azizi
Context: Currently, there is no consensus on universal thyroid screening and Levothyroxine (LT4) treatment of subclinical hypothyroid pregnant women who are negative for thyroid peroxidase antibody (SCH-TPOAb-). Objective: We aimed to evaluate the benefits of LT4 treatment on pregnancy outcomes in SCH-TPOAb- women. Design: This study was conducted within the framework of the Tehran Thyroid and pregnancy study. A single-blind randomized clinical trial was undertaken on SCH-TPOAb- pregnant women...
November 6, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120652/-hypothyroidism-in-patients-with-heart-disease
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Jan Jiskra
Hypothyroidism is frequently found in patients with heart disease. It is a risk factor for atherosclerosis and ischemic heart disease and has a direct negative effect on both the left and right ventricular functions (hypothyroidism-induced cardiomyopathy). The confirmed manifest hypothyroidism is always a reason for replacement therapy with levothyroxine; regarding patients with heart disease, we always begin treatment with a small dose and increase it gradually. The treatment of subclinical hypothyroidism in patients with heart disease is disputable and its benefits probably depend on age...
2017: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120650/-thyroid-screening-in-pregnancy-guideline-in-practice
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Patrícia Páleníková, Iveta Kalafutová, Zdenka Horníková, Juraj Payer
Thyroid diseases may adversely affect the conception, maintain pregnancy. They increase the risk of complications in pregnancy and may have a negative effect on the fetus. Therefore it is necessary to capture thyroid diseases in the population of pregnant women, in the early stage of pregnancy. In Slovakia, since 2009, the Expert Guideline of the Ministry of Health of the Slovak Republic for the diagnosis and treatment of autoimmune thyroid diseases in women during pregnancy has been in force. In our patient cohort, we monitored 666 pregnant patients, the timeliness of screening, thyroid parameters, the number of pregnancies and their complications, the need for levothyroxine treatment...
2017: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094893/treatment-of-subclinical-hypothyroidism-ineffective-in-older-adults
#5
Mark H Ebell
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 15, 2017: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29084189/-multiorgan-malfunction-after-fontan-operation-in-adult-patients
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Monika Smaś-Suska, Paweł Iwaszczuk, Beata Róg, Piotr Weryński, Maria Olszowska, Piotr Podolec, Lidia Tomkiewicz-Pająk
Although 85% of patients with univentricular heart after Fontan procedure survive twenty years after operation, the procedure alone seems to be an inadequate treatment as a permanent clinical solution. Patients with a "Fontan physiology" additionally have to face a various extra-cardiac complications, including thyroid, liver and kidney dysfunction, which are not only potentially life-threatening, but also can potentiate the circulatory insufficiency. AIM: The aim of the study was to assess a multiorgan dysfunction in adult patients after Fontan operation in long term follow-up and compare to healthy controls...
October 23, 2017: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080044/metformin-effect-on-tsh-in-subclinical-hypothyroidism-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-clinical-trial
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Mateus Dornelles Severo, Thais Stürmer Andrade, Vicente Correa Junior, Alexandre Antonio Naujorks, Miguel Gus, Beatriz D Schaan
INTRODUCTION: Non-randomized trials suggest that metformin may reduce TSH levels through unknown mechanisms. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether metformin can reduce TSH levels in subjects with subclinical hypothyroidism. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This is a randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled clinical trial with 3 months duration that enrolled 48 individuals, between 18 and 65 years, with subclinical hypothyroidism. The patients were randomized to the use of metformin 850 mg or placebo twice a day for 3 months...
October 27, 2017: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29070512/debate-identifying-and-treating-subclinical-thyroid-dysfunction-in-pregnancy-emerging-controversies
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Ines I Velasco, Peter Nicholas Taylor
Thyroid hormones are essential for an adequate growth and development of the foetus. In addition to the classical association between maternal hypothyroidism and neurological impairment in the progeny, other adverse reproductive events have been associated with maternal thyroid dysfunction including infertility, miscarriage and preterm delivery. Although all scientific societies endorse the treatment of overt hypothyroidism; the management and/or treatment of subclinical hypothyroidism, hypothyroxinemia or antithyroid antibody-positive women should be considered with caution...
October 25, 2017: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067240/benign-thyroid-disease-in-pregnancy-a-state-of-the-art-review
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REVIEW
Efterpi Tingi, Akheel A Syed, Alexis Kyriacou, George Mastorakos, Angelos Kyriacou
Thyroid dysfunction is the commonest endocrine disorder in pregnancy apart from diabetes. Thyroid hormones are essential for fetal brain development in the embryonic phase. Maternal thyroid dysfunction during pregnancy may have significant adverse maternal and fetal outcomes such as preterm delivery, preeclampsia, miscarriage and low birth weight. In this review we discuss the effect of thyroid disease on pregnancy and the current evidence on the management of different thyroid conditions in pregnancy and postpartum to improve fetal and neonatal outcomes, with special reference to existing guidelines on the topic which we dissect, critique and compare with each other...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical & Translational Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067046/subclinical-hypothyroidism-frequency-clinical-presentations-and-treatment-indications
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Mubashir Alam Khan, Tasnim Ahsan, Urooj Lal Rehman, Rukhshanda Jabeen, Saad Farouq
OBJECTIVE: To determine the frequency, modes of clinical presentation and indications for replacement therapy in a cohort of patients with subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH). METHODS: This study was conducted at the Endocrine and Diabetes Unit of Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre from September 2007 - October 2015. This was a retrospective chart analysis of prospectively collected data in whichthe medical records of 4448 patients who had presented to the Endocrine Clinic from 2007 to 2015 were reviewed...
July 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29064607/hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid-hpt-axis-functioning-in-anxiety-disorders-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Susanne Fischer, Ulrike Ehlert
Depression has repeatedly been linked to subclinical hypothyroidism, and thyroid hormones have successfully been used to augment antidepressant treatment. By contrast, the extent of thyroid dysfunction in anxiety disorders remains less clear. This is surprising, given that anxiety-related symptoms (e.g., nervousness, palpitations, increased perspiration) are highly prevalent in hyperthyroidism. The present study was undertaken to synthesize the literature on hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid (HPT) axis functioning in anxiety disorders...
October 24, 2017: Depression and Anxiety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29061604/effect-of-levothyroxine-on-the-progression-of-carotid-intima-media-thickness-in-subclinical-hypothyroidism-patients-a-meta-analysis
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Tong Zhao, Baomin Chen, Yingying Zhou, Xinyi Wang, Yuanyuan Zhang, Haoyu Wang, Zhongyan Shan
BACKGROUND: Subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH) has been associated with increased carotid intima-media thickness (C-IMT) in recent studies, but the effects of levothyroxine (L-T4) therapy on C-IMT in SCH patients are still controversial. AIM: To evaluate the effect of L-T4 therapy on endothelial function as determined by C-IMT in patients with SCH. METHODS: BeforeJuly 2016, we searched the PubMed, Embase, Cochrane Library and Google Scholar databases, selecting published randomised controlled trials (RCTs) and self-controlled trials for the meta-analysis...
October 22, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026751/association-of-thyroid-peroxidase-antibody-and-dyslipidemia-in-subclinical-hypothyroidism
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Vikas Kumar Srivastava, Harkaran Singh
CONTEXT: Subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH) is stated as mild thyroid failure, is more common as compared to overt hypothyroidism, is associated with different biochemical abnormalities such as dyslipidemia, and is also having high conversion rate into overt hypothyroidism in patients having thyroid peroxidase (TPO) antibody positive. Lipid abnormalities are controversial in SCH and there is lack of Indian studies showing correlation between lipid abnormalities and TPO positivity in SCH...
January 2017: Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987238/thyroid-stimulating-hormone-exhibits-the-impact-on-ldlr-ldl-c-via-up-regulating-hepatic-pcsk9-expression
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Yingyun Gong, Yizhe Ma, Zhengqin Ye, Zhenzhen Fu, Panpan Yang, Beibei Gao, Wen Guo, Dandan Hu, Jingya Ye, Shuai Ma, Fan Zhang, Li Zhou, Xinyu Xu, Zhong Li, Tao Yang, Hongwen Zhou
CONTEXT: Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) has received increasing attention as being closely associated with increased low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-c) level and higher atherosclerotic risks. Proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9) is known for increasing circulating LDL-c level by inducing LDL receptor degradation. However, whether TSH influences hepatic PCSK9 expression and LDL-c metabolism remains unclear. METHODS: First, the correlation between TSH and lipid profiles were investigated in euthyroid population and in subclinical hypothyroidism patients...
November 2017: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982017/incidence-of-subclinical-hypothyroidism-and-hypothyroidism-in-early-pregnancy
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Frida Hosseini Akram, Bengt Johansson, Gunnar Möllerström, Britt-Marie Landgren, Anneli Stavreus-Evers, Lottie Skjöldebrand-Sparre
BACKGROUND: Untreated and subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH) has been associated with adverse pregnancy complications such as increased risk of miscarriage, hypertension, preeclampsia, and preterm delivery. However, in Sweden, screening for thyroid dysfunction during pregnancy is only recommended for women with a high risk of thyroid disease. Therefore, the aim of this study was to determine the incidence of clinical and SCH in women in the first trimester of pregnancy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this prospective study, 1298 pregnant women were divided into three groups: one unselected general screening group (n = 611), one low-risk group comprising women without risk factors for thyroid disorder (n = 511), and one high-risk group comprising women with an inheritance or suspicion of thyroid disease or undergoing treatment for thyroid disease (n = 88)...
November 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28958565/association-between-thyroid-function-and-lipid-profiles-apolipoproteins-and-high-density-lipoprotein-function
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Kyong Yeun Jung, Hwa Young Ahn, Sun Kyoung Han, Young Joo Park, Bo Youn Cho, Min Kyong Moon
BACKGROUND: Thyroid hormone regulates lipid metabolism. In particular, it has been reported to regulate plasma high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) levels and the activity of molecules involved in HDL metabolism. OBJECTIVE: We investigated changes in the concentrations of lipids and apolipoproteins and in the function of HDL according to acute dynamic changes in thyroid function. METHODS: Concentrations of plasma lipids and apolipoproteins, paraoxonase-1 activity, and cholesterol efflux were measured in 27 patients with differentiated thyroid carcinoma who underwent total thyroidectomy and radioactive iodine (RAI) treatment, at 3 distinct times: After surgery (baseline subclinical hyperthyroid state), on the day of undergoing RAI treatment (overt hypothyroid state), and 3 months post-RAI treatment (subclinical hyperthyroid state)...
September 4, 2017: Journal of Clinical Lipidology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28953189/transient-hypothyroidism-and-autoimmune-thyroiditis-in-children-with-chronic-hepatitis-c-treated-with-pegylated-interferon-%C3%AE-2b-and-ribavirin
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Daniele Serranti, Giuseppe Indolfi, Gabriella Nebbia, Mara Cananzi, Lorenzo D'Antiga, Silvia Ricci, Stefano Stagi, Chiara Azzari, Massimo Resti
BACKGROUND: Autoimmune thyroid disease and thyroid dysfunction are common in adults receiving interferon-based treatment for chronic hepatitis C (CHC). Few data are available in children with CHC. This study is aimed to evaluate the appearance and timing of thyroid dysfunction and anti-thyroid autoimmunity in children with CHC treated with pegylated interferon-α-2b and ribavirin. METHODS: 61 otherwise healthy children with CHC, 3-17 years of age, infected perinatally and treatment naïve, receiving therapy with pegylated interferon-α-2b and ribavirin and 183 age- and sex-matched controls were included in a multicenter, prospective, case-control study...
September 22, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923288/delaying-thyroxine-until-positive-beta-human-chorionic-gonadotropin-is-safe-for-patients-receiving-fertility-therapy-applying-new-ata-guidelines-to-subclinical-hypothyroidism
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Alyse S Goldberg, Shoba Sujana Kumar, Ellen Greenblatt, Iliana C Lega, Heather Shapiro
OBJECTIVE: This study sought to examine the effect of changing TSH threshold recommendations from 2.5 to 4 mIU/L before fertility therapy on the prevalence of early gestational subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH) (TSH2 >2.5 mIU/L) and to evaluate implications on progression to clinical pregnancy (defined as detection of cardiac activity on ultrasound). METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed in an academic fertility clinic on all patients with a measured pre-treatment TSH (TSH1) and positive beta-human chorionic gonadotropin following fertility treatment...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28853052/thyroid-diseases-and-bone-health
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REVIEW
G R Williams, J H D Bassett
Thyroid hormones are essential for skeletal development and are important regulators of bone maintenance in adults. Childhood hypothyroidism causes delayed skeletal development, retarded linear growth and impaired bone mineral accrual. Epiphyseal dysgenesis is evidenced by classic features of stippled epiphyses on X-ray. In severe cases, post-natal growth arrest results in a complex skeletal dysplasia. Thyroid hormone replacement stimulates catch-up growth and bone maturation, but recovery may be incomplete dependent on the duration and severity of hypothyroidism prior to treatment...
August 29, 2017: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28829155/efficacy-and-safety-of-ashwagandha-root-extract-in-subclinical-hypothyroid-patients-a-double-blind-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial
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Ashok Kumar Sharma, Indraneel Basu, Siddarth Singh
BACKGROUND: Subclinical hypothyroidism, a thyroid disorder without obvious symptoms of thyroid deficiency, occurs in 3%-8% of the global population. Ashwagandha [Withania somnifera (L.) Dunal], a traditional medicine in Ayurveda, is often prescribed for thyroid dysfunctions. OBJECTIVE: This pilot study was designed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of ashwagandha root extract in subclinical hypothyroid patients. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: A prospective, randomized, double-blind, single-center placebo-controlled study was performed at Sudbhawana Hospital, Varanasi, India between May 2016 and September 2016...
August 22, 2017: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
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