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Alexandre Gouveia, Lionel De Alencastro, Yvonne Fierz, Lionel Koehli, Alexandre Béguelin, Olivier Pasche, Kevin Selby, Patrick Bodenmann
Bariatric surgery improves glycemic control in obese patients with diabetes type 2. Dual antiplatelet therapy can be maintained beyond 12 months after a myocardial infarction. Levothyroxine is not beneficial among patients ≥ 65 years that have subclinical hypothyroidism. Prophylactic anticoagulation in lower limb immobilisation should be reserved only for patients with a high risk of thromboembolism. A diagnosis of asthma should be initially confirmed by a spirometry if clinically suspected. A proton pump inhibitor is indicated for patients ≥ 65 years that are treated with aspirin...
January 17, 2018: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340281/urgent-need-to-define-pretreatment-predictors-of-immune-check-point-inhibitors-related-endocrinopathies-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Vishal Sehgal, Richard Childress
Immune check point inhibitors have revolutionized the treatment of metastatic malignancies. They are a promising area in oncology and more drugs are likely to be available in the coming years. Along with the promise of better response oncologically, there is an increased incidence of endocrinopathies related to autoimmunity. This case report illustrates the dramatic development of hypothyroidism in a patient with underlying subclinical hyperthyroidism. It also suggests the potential pretreatment predictors of endocrinopathies related to these immune check point inhibitors...
December 2017: Journal of Translational Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325223/maternal-thyroid-hormone-insufficiency-during-pregnancy-and-risk-of-neurodevelopmental-disorders-in-offspring-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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William Thompson, Ginny Russell, Genevieve Baragwanath, Justin Matthews, Bijay Vaidya, Jo Thompson-Coon
BACKGROUND: In the last two decades, several studies have examined the association between maternal thyroid hormone insufficiency during pregnancy and neurodevelopmental disorders in children and shown conflicting results. AIM: This systematic review aimed to assess the evidence for an association between maternal thyroid hormone insufficiency during pregnancy and neurodevelopmental disorders in children. We also sought to assess whether levothyroxine treatment for maternal thyroid hormone insufficiency improves child neurodevelopment outcomes...
January 11, 2018: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319127/sexual-function-and-depressive-symptoms-in-young-men-with-hypothyroidism-receiving-levothyroxine-liothyronine-combination-therapy
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Robert Krysiak, Bogdan Marek, Bogusław Okopień
INTRODUCTION: Both overt and subclinical hypothyroidism are often accompanied by sexual dysfunction. Despite improving male sexual functioning, levothyroxine treatment does not always restore all its aspects. The aim of this study was to compare male sexual functioning and depressive symptoms between men with hypothyroidism receiving levothyroxine/liothyronine combination therapy and men receiving levothyroxine alone. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study population consisted of 21 young levothyroxine-treated men with clinical symptoms of hypothyroidism in whom serum thyrotropin and thyroid hormone levels were within the normal limits...
January 10, 2018: Endokrynologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297967/levothyroxine-supplementation-improves-serum-anti-m%C3%A3-llerian-hormone-levels-in-infertile-patients-with-hashimoto-s-thyroiditis
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Masako Kuroda, Keiji Kuroda, Tomoya Segawa, Jaeduk Y Noh, Ai Yoshihara, Koichi Ito, Hisao Osada, Satoru Takeda, Shokichi Teramoto
AIM: Thyroid dysfunction and autoimmunity are associated with an adverse effect on fertility. An aberrant high thyroid stimulating hormone level is associated with diminished ovarian reserve in women of reproductive age; however, the utility of levothyroxine (LT4) replacement for infertile patients with subclinical hypothyroidism is still under discussion. The aim of this study was to investigate whether LT4 supplementation for infertile patients with subclinical hypothyroidism improves impaired ovarian function...
January 3, 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285444/optimal-levothyroxine-replacement-adequately-improves-symptoms-of-hypothyroidism-residual-symptoms-need-further-evaluation-for-other-than-hypothyroidism-causation
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Rekha Singh, Ashwani Tandon, Sushil Kumar Gupta, K Saroja
Objectives: Many patients with hypothyroidism complain of persistent residual symptoms, despite optimal treatment, although the similar prevalence is seen in patients with documented absence of thyroid disorder in primary health-care setup. We aimed to investigate symptomatic relief in new cases of primary hypothyroidism and compare with controls with other chronic conditions. Methods: This prospective case-control follow-up study enrolled patients from July 2014 to May 2015 in an endocrine outpatient clinic of a tertiary hospital...
November 2017: Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29251783/effect-of-metformin-on-hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid-axis-activity-in-elderly-antipsychotic-treated-women-with-type-2-diabetes-and-subclinical-hypothyroidism-a-preliminary-study
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Robert Krysiak, Witold Szkróbka, Bogusław Okopień
Metformin was found to reduce elevated serum thyrotropin levels, and this effect was partially determined by endogenous dopaminergic tone. The aim of this study was to compare the effect of metformin treatment on hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid axis activity in elderly women with subclinical hypothyroidism treated with antipsychotic agents and not receiving this drug. The study population consisted of 34 elderly women with subclinical hypothyroidism, 16 of whom received antipsychotic drugs. Because of coexistent type 2 diabetes, these women were treated with metformin (2...
December 18, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249510/bone-health-and-endocrine-comorbidities-in-pediatric-epilepsy
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Nancy A McNamara, Erin Marie Fedak Romanowski, David P Olson, Renee A Shellhaas
Antiseizure medications and dietary therapies have associated effects on the endocrine system. We provided an overview of the relationship between epilepsy treatment and bone health in children with epilepsy. Additionally, we discussed the effects of epilepsy treatment on other endocrine systems including thyroid function, growth, reproduction, and weight. The effect of epilepsy on bone health is multifactorial; there are direct and indirect effects of medication and dietary treatments as well as a decrease in physical activity, decreased sunlight exposure, decreased vitamin D levels, and additional comorbidities...
November 2017: Seminars in Pediatric Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227259/hypothyroidism-a-special-comorbidity-factor-in-patients-with-osteoarthrosis-clinical-pathophysiological-and-prognostic-aspects
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L Voloshyna, О Doholich, I Sithinska
Objective - to study the features of the functional and morphological condition of the thyroid gland (TG) in patients with osteoarthrosis (OA), the incidence and forms of hypothyroidism and their effects on clinical manifestations, metabolic disorders and the results of the treatment of OA and comorbid processes. A complex examination involved 312 patients with OA aged 37-76 years. Methods used: anthropometric, clinical, ultrasonographic, biochemical, radioimmunological (levels of TSH, free thyroxine, antibodies to thyroid peroxidase)...
November 2017: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208878/study-of-thyroid-disorders-among-type-2-diabetic-patients-attending-a-tertiary-care-hospital
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N Z Khan, M A Muttalib, G S Sultana, F A Mishu, A Nesa
Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and thyroid disorders (TD) are the two most common endocrine disorders in clinical practice. Unrecognized thyroid disorders may adversely affect the metabolic control and add more risk to an already predisposing type 2 diabetes mellitus. The objective of the study is to find out the percentage of hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and non diabetic subjects. This cross-sectional study was conducted in the department of Biochemistry and outpatient Department of Endocrinology, BIRDEM General Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh from July 2014 to June 2015...
October 2017: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204393/lymphocutaneous-sporotrichosis-treated-with-potassium-iodide-with-development-of-subclinical-hypothyroidism-wolff-chaikoff-effect
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Pooja Arora, M Raihan, Asha Kubba, Ram K Gautam
Sporotrichosis is a subcutaneous mycotic infection caused by Sporothrix schenckii that is acquired by traumatic implantation. The diagnosis is established by demonstration of fungal elements on histopathology and culture. Potassium iodide, azole antifungals, and terbinafine are the treatment options available. In this article, we report a 60-year-old female with lymphocutaneous sporotrichosis that responded well to potassium iodide. However, subclinical hypothyroidism (Wolff-Chaikoff effect) was encountered as a side effect of therapy which was managed with thyroxine replacement...
November 2017: Indian Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196928/the-effect-of-l-thyroxine-substitution-on-oxidative-stress-in-early-stage-diabetic-nephropathy-patients-with-subclinical-hypothyroidism-a-randomized-double-blind-and-placebo-controlled-study
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Yong Chen, Ganlin Wu, Meirong Xu
PURPOSE: To study oxidative stress status of early type 2 diabetic nephropathy (DN) patients with subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH) and to assess effect of L-thyroxine therapy on the oxidative stress in these patients. METHODS: It is a randomized double-blind and placebo-controlled trial. A total of 48 patients with early type 2 DN were included as Euthyroid group, and 92 early type 2 DN with SCH were selected and randomly assigned to L-thyroxine treatment group (LT4 group) and placebo group (SCH group)...
December 1, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29185364/the-effect-of-oxidative-stress-on-the-progression-of-hashimoto-s-thyroiditis
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Ihsan Ates, Mehmet Fettah Arikan, Mustafa Altay, Fatma Meric Yilmaz, Nisbet Yilmaz, Dilek Berker, Serdar Guler
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to investigate the effects of oxidative stress in the pathogenesis and progression of Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT). METHODS: Forty euthyroid and 40 subclinical hypothyroid patients older than 18 years and not yet had received treatment were enrolled in the study. RESULTS: In the 9 months follow-up, 14 of the HT patients developed overt hypothyroidism. The mean total oxidant status (TOS) and oxidative stress index (OSI) were higher in patients who developed overt hypothyroidism than those who did not (p < ...
November 29, 2017: Archives of Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174213/treatment-with-levothyroxin-in-subclinical-hypothyroidism-is-associated-with-increased-mortality-in-the-elderly
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Alon Grossman, Ilan Feldhamer, Joseph Meyerovitch
INTRODUCTION: It is uncertain whether subclinical hypothyroidism should be treated with levothyroxine, particularly in the elderly. This study evaluated the association between levothyroxine treatment and mortality in individuals 65years or older with subclinical hypothyroidism and TSH values <10mIU/L. METHODS: A case-control study in which patients 65years or older with TSH levels of 4.2-10mIU/L who died in the years 2012-2016 ('cases') were compared with matched individuals who did not die during this period ('controls')...
November 22, 2017: European Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163843/effect-of-subclinical-hypothyroidism-on-the-skeletal-system-and-improvement-with-short-term-thyroxine-therapy
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Cuixia Gao, Yu Wang, Tingting Li, Jing Huang, Limin Tian
The purpose of the study was to observe changes in the skeletal system of rats with subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH) and to determine whether L-thyroxine (L-T4) administration suppresses those changes. Sixty male Wistar rats were randomly divided into control, SCH, and SCH+T4 groups. SCH was induced in rats by administration of methimazole (MMI), and rats in the SCH+T4 group were treated with L-T4 after 45 days of MMI administration. The SCH group had higher thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) level than the control and SCH+T4 groups...
October 27, 2017: Oncotarget
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...
February 2018: 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
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Mark H Ebell
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October 15, 2017: American Family Physician
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