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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101619/-all-rounder-vitamin%C3%A2-d
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S Unholzer, A Rothmund, E Haen
BACKGROUND: Many indications are discussed for vitamin D substitution, such as osteoporosis, autoimmune diseases, cancer and psychiatric diseases. Also discussed is the fact that the majority of the German population suffer from a vitamin D deficiency. OBJECTIVE: Review of the study results for these individual diseases and a critical analysis of the currently established therapeutic reference range, which defines a vitamin D deficiency. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A literature search was carried out in the statements of the German Society for Nutrition, in scientific publications and journals...
January 18, 2017: Der Nervenarzt
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099363/different-ret-gene-mutation-induced-multiple-endocrine-neoplasia-type-2a-in-3-chinese-families
#2
Qiuli Liu, Dali Tong, Wenqiang Yuan, Gaolei Liu, Gang Yuan, Weihua Lan, Dianzheng Zhang, Jun Zhang, Zaoming Huang, Yao Zhang, Jun Jiang
BACKGROUD: Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2A (MEN2A) is a condition with inherited autosomal dominant mutations in RET (rearranged during transfection) gene that predisposes the carrier to extremely high risk of medullary thyroid cancer (MTC) and other MEN2A-associated tumors such as parathyroid cancer and/or pheochromocytoma. Little is reported about MEN2A syndrome in the Chinese population. METHODS: All members of the 3 families along with specific probands of MEN2A were analyzed for their clinical, laboratory, and genetic characteristics...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051330/g-protein-alpha-s-subunit-promotes-cell-proliferation-of-renal-cell-carcinoma-with-involvement-of-protein-kinase-a-signaling
#3
Bo Zhang, Nan Sun, Xin Mu, Lei Zhi, Lei Zhai, Yuan Jiang, Zheng Fu, Zhi Yao
Heterotrimeric G proteins, which are composed of Gα and Gβγ subunits, transduce signals sensed by the coupled surface receptors. Aberrant expressions of G proteins have been observed in many cancer types. This study aimed to determine the expression level of the stimulatory G protein alpha S subunit (Gαs, the main transcript encoded by the GNAS locus) and its biological function in renal cell carcinoma (RCC). Western blotting and quantitative reverse transcription-PCR results show that Gαs expression dramatically increased in RCC cell lines (ACHN, GRC-1, and 786-O) compared to normal renal epithelial cells HK-2...
January 4, 2017: DNA and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030842/loss-of-runx3-expression-inhibits-bone-invasion-of-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#4
Junhee Park, Hyun-Jeong Kim, Ki Rim Kim, Sun Kyoung Lee, Hyungkeun Kim, Kwang-Kyun Park, Won-Yoon Chung
High recurrence and lower survival rates in patients with oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) are associated with its bone invasion. We identified the oncogenic role of RUNX3 during bone invasion by OSCC. Tumor growth and the generation of osteolytic lesions were significantly inhibited in mice that were subcutaneously inoculated with RUNX3-knockdown human OSCC cells. RUNX3 knockdown enhanced TGF-β-induced growth arrest and inhibited OSCC cell migration and invasion in the absence or presence of transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β), a major growth factor abundant in the bone microenvironment...
December 21, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979480/location-of-abnormal-parathyroid-glands-lessons-from-810-parathyroidectomies
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Melissa LoPinto, Gustavo A Rubio, Zahra F Khan, Tanaz M Vaghaiwalla, Josefina C Farra, John I Lew
BACKGROUND: Primary hyperparathyroidism (pHPT) is commonly treated with targeted parathyroidectomy (PTX) guided by preoperative imaging and intraoperative parathormone monitoring. Despite advanced imaging techniques, failure of parathyroid localization still occurs. This study determines the anatomical distribution of single abnormal parathyroid glands, which may help direct the surgeon in PTX when preoperative localization is unsuccessful. METHODS: A retrospective review of prospectively collected data of 810 patients with pHPT who underwent initial PTX at a tertiary medical center was performed...
January 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941372/early-and-delayed-18f-fch-pet-ct-imaging-in-parathyroid-adenomas
#6
Cecilia Vellani, Marina Hodolič, Spyridon Chytiris, Giuseppe Trifirò, Domenico Rubello, Patrick M Colletti
Preoperative localization with Tc-sestaMIBI or ultrasound is a common prerequisite for successful minimally invasive parathyroid adenoma (PA) surgery. SPECT/CT with Tc-sestaMIBI and PET/CT with F-FCH offer the possibility of attenuation correction and coregistration of functional and anatomical images providing more accurate PA localization. F-FCH PET/CT is used predominantly in patients with prostate cancer and is under investigation in PA. We report the case of a 43-year-old man with early FCH uptake in a cystic PA with delayed washout at 60 minutes...
December 9, 2016: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901181/evaluation-of-preoperative-ultrasonographic-and-biochemical-features-of-patients-with-aggressive-parathyroid-disease-is-there-a-reliable-predictive-marker
#7
Bekir Cakir, Sefika Burcak Polat, Mehmet Kilic, Didem Ozdemir, Cevdet Aydin, Nuran Süngü, Reyhan Ersoy
Objective: Parathyroid cancer (PC) represents < 1% of cases of PHPT. Tumors demonstrating atypical histopathologic features and don't fulfill criteria for carcinoma are classified as atypical adenomas (APA). The purpose of this study was to determine a biochemical or ultrasonographic feature that can predict aggressive disease requiring more extensive surgery and closer follow-up. Subjects and methods: Twenty eight patients operated for PHPT and diagnosed with atypical adenoma (23 patients) or carcinoma (5 patients) were enrolled in this study...
November 2016: Archives of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895794/trousseau-s-syndrome-caused-by-bladder-cancer-producing-granulocyte-colony-stimulating-factor-and-parathyroid-hormone-related-protein-a-case-report
#8
Tomonori Kato, Kenji Yasuda, Hiroaki Iida, Akihiko Watanabe, Yasuyoshi Fujiuchi, Shigeharu Miwa, Johji Imura, Akira Komiya
The present study reports a rare case of bladder cancer that caused Trousseau's syndrome, a malignancy-associated hypercoagulative state leading to venous or arterial thrombosis. A 38-year-old Japanese female patient experienced a sudden onset of visual field defects and lower limb weakness. Cerebral magnetic resonance imaging revealed multi-regional hypointense areas compatible with acute cerebral infarction. Despite the repeated administration of anticoagulant treatment with heparin, the condition could not be adequately controlled and thromboembolic events occasionally recurred...
November 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873072/cinacalcet-hydrochloride-relieves-hypercalcemia-in-japanese-patients-with-parathyroid-cancer-and-intractable-primary-hyperparathyroidism
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Yasuhiro Takeuchi, Shunsuke Takahashi, Daishu Miura, Makoto Katagiri, Noriaki Nakashima, Hiroko Ohishi, Ryutaro Shimazaki, Yoshihiro Tominaga
Pharmacological treatment of hypercalcemia is essential for patients with parathyroid carcinoma and intractable primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT). Use of the calcimimetic cinacalcet hydrochloride (cinacalcet) is an option to treat such patients. We investigated the efficacy and safety of cinacalcet in Japanese patients with parathyroid carcinoma and intractable PHPT. Five Japanese patients with parathyroid carcinoma and two with intractable PHPT were enrolled in an open-label, single-arm study consisting of titration and maintenance phases...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Bone and Mineral Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867896/synchronous-parathyroid-adenoma-and-papillary-thyroid-cancer-detected-on-99m-tc-sestamibi-scintigraphy
#10
Sameer Kamalakar Taywade, Nishikant A Damle, Madhavi Tripathi, Shipra Agarwal, Sameer Aggarwal
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861338/enhanced-identification-and-functional-protective-role-of-carbon-nanoparticles-on-parathyroid-in-thyroid-cancer-surgery-a-retrospective-chinese-population-study
#11
Chenlei Shi, Bo Tian, Shengze Li, Tiefeng Shi, Huadong Qin, Shaoyan Liu
The aim of this study was to determine the effects of nanocarbon particles in combination with meticulous capsular dissection on enhancing the identification and protecting the function of parathyroid glands in thyroid cancer surgery.The data of 97 patients with papillary thyroid tumors diagnosed and treated at the Second Affiliated Hospital, Harbin Medical University between January 2014 and February 2015 were reviewed. Data regarding the sex, age, calcium and parathyroid hormone (PTH) levels, tumor size, multifocality, T stage, and extrathyroid invasion were collected...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852699/analysis-of-ror1-protein-expression-in-human-cancer-and-normal-tissues
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Ashwini Balakrishnan, Tracy Goodpaster, Julie Randolph-Habecker, Benjamin G Hoffstrom, Florencia G Jalikis, Lisa K Koch, Carolina Berger, Paula L Kosasih, Anusha Rajan, Daniel Sommermeyer, Peggy Porter, Stanley R Riddell
PURPOSE: This study examines cell-surface ROR1 expression in human tumors and normal tissues. ROR1 is considered a promising target for cancer therapy due to putative tumor-specific expression and multiple groups are developing antibodies and/or chimeric antigen receptor-modified T cells to target ROR1. On-target, off-tumor toxicity is a challenge for most non-mutated tumor antigens, however prior studies suggest that ROR1 is absent on most normal tissues. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: Our studies show that published antibodies lack sensitivity to detect endogenous levels of cell-surface ROR1 by immunohistochemistry (IHC) in FFPE tissues...
November 16, 2016: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834132/surgical-management-of-medullary-thyroid-carcinoma-in-pediatric-age
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Claudio Spinelli, Leonardo Rossi, Silvia Strambi, Jessica Piscioneri, Rossella Elisei, Maura Massimino, Paolo Miccoli
Medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) is a rare, accounting for 5% of thyroid malignancies. It is a neuroendocrine tumor wich origins from thyroid parafollicular cells. It may be sporadic, mostly in adult patients, or inherited as autosomal dominant pattern, mostly in pediatric patients. As familial cancer, MTC may presented isolated as familial medullary thyroid carcinoma (FMTC) - 10% of cases - or, most often, as part of multiple endocrine neoplasm type 2 (MEN 2A or MEN 2B) syndromes - 90% of cases. The therapy for sporadic or hereditary MTC is surgical resection and consists in total thyroidectomy associated with central compartment lymph nodal dissection; the radicality of this intervention is fundamental to obtain a definitive cure...
November 11, 2016: Current Pediatric Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832469/management-of-concomitant-hyperparathyroidism-and-thyroid-diseases-in-the-elderly-patients-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Alessandra Panarese, Vito D'Andrea, Stefano Pontone, Pasqualino Favoriti, Daniele Pironi, Stefano Arcieri, Angelo Filippini, Salvatore Sorrenti
BACKGROUND: Thyroid disease and hyperparathyroidism are the most common endocrine disorders. The incidence of thyroid disease in patients with hyperparathyroidism ranges in the different series from 17 to 84%, and thyroid cancer occurs with an incidence ranging from 2 to 15%. AIM: The aim of our study was to analyze the management of elderly patients with concomitant thyroid and parathyroid disease in order to define the best surgical therapeutic strategy and avoid reoperations associated with a higher risk of complications...
November 10, 2016: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27813617/semi-quantitative-method-for-the-assessment-of-focal-lesions-in-parathyroid-scintigraphy-with-relation-to-histopathology-a-prospective-study
#15
Maria Henryka Listewnik, Hanna Piwowarska-Bilska, Mirela Kurantowicz, Marek Ostrowski, Andrzej Borowiecki, Krzysztof Safranow, Krystyna Jasiakiewicz, Jacek Iwanowski, Maria Chosia, Maria Laszczyńska, Bożena Birkenfeld
BACKGROUND: The aim of this paper was to analyse our own semi-quantitative method of assessing focal lesions localised in pre-operative diagnostic scintigraphy of primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) using 99mTc-MIBI with washout and comparing these data with the result of the histopathological examination (HP). MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 40 (37 female, 3 male, average age 58.7 years) patients with a suspicion of PHPT were enrolled for prospective analysis. Dual phase planar and SPECT/CT examination with 99mTc-MIBI were performed...
November 4, 2016: Nuclear Medicine Review. Central & Eastern Europe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27759629/potential-role-of-carbon-nanoparticles-in-protection-of-parathyroid-glands-in-patients-with-papillary-thyroid-cancer
#16
Wenbin Yu, Lijun Zhu, Guohui Xu, Yuntao Song, Guojun Li, Naisong Zhang
As a novel type of lymphatic tracer, carbon nanoparticles (CNs) were reported not to stain parathyroid glands (PGs) into black, so it may have a clinical potential in protection of PGs during thyroidectomy. The purpose of this study was to investigate the clinical application and significance of CN in protection of PGs from surrounding tissues.A total of 82 consecutive patients were enrolled into this study and were divided into CN group and control group. Parathyroid function (hypoparathyroidism and hypocalcemia) was evaluated...
October 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27756251/analysis-of-the-kinetics-of-the-parathyroid-hormone-and-of-associated-patient-outcomes-in-a-cohort-of-haemodialysis-patients
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Guillaume Jean, Jean-Claude Souberbielle, Eric Zaoui, Christie Lorriaux, Jean-Marc Hurot, Brice Mayor, Patrik Deleaval, Manolie Mehdi, Charles Chazot
BACKGROUND: Observational studies have recently associated a decrease in serum parathyroid hormone (PTH) level with a higher rate of mortality among hemodialysis (HD) patients. Decreases in PTH level can result from medical intervention (MPD) and surgical parathyroidectomy (PTX), or may occur spontaneously, usually associated with an underlying malnutrition-inflammation syndrome (SPD). The aim of our study was to prospectively identify the incidence of decreases in PTH level in a cohort of HD patients and the frequency distribution of the different causes (MPD, PTX and SPD), as well as to evaluate the survival outcomes for each PTH group (MPD, PTX and SPD) compared to patients who did not experience a PTH decrease over the first 36 months of the study (NPD)...
October 18, 2016: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27748287/spectrum-of-aids-defining-non-aids-defining-malignancies-in-north-india
#18
Ravinder Kaur Sachdeva, Aman Sharma, Surjit Singh, Subhash Varma
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES: There is scarcity of data on the frequency of malignancies in HIV infected individuals from India. The objective of this study was to determine the type and frequency of malignancies in HIV infected individuals attending a tertiary care hospital in north India. METHODS: The study design included retrospective analysis of data of all HIV infected individuals registered in the Immunodeficiency clinic from December 2009 to December 2011 and a prospective analysis of HIV infected individuals registered from January 2012 to April 2013...
May 2016: Indian Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27746743/calcium-sensing-receptor-in-breast-physiology-and-cancer
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Wonnam Kim, John J Wysolmerski
The calcium-sensing receptor (CaSR) is expressed in normal breast epithelial cells and in breast cancer cells. During lactation, activation of the CaSR in mammary epithelial cells increases calcium transport into milk and inhibits parathyroid hormone-related protein (PTHrP) secretion into milk and into the circulation. The ability to sense changes in extracellular calcium allows the lactating breast to actively participate in the regulation of systemic calcium and bone metabolism, and to coordinate calcium usage with calcium availability during milk production...
2016: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27743717/inadvertent-parathyroidectomy-during-total-thyroidectomy-and-central-neck-dissection-for-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma
#20
Antonio Sitges-Serra, Lander Gallego-Otaegui, Sergio Suárez, Leyre Lorente-Poch, Assumpta Munné, Juan J Sancho
BACKGROUND: The main drawback of central neck lymph node dissection is postoperative parathyroid failure. Little information is available concerning inadvertent resection of the parathyroid glands in this setting and its relationship to postoperative hypoparathyroidism. Our aim was to determine the prevalence of inadvertent parathyroidectomy during total thyroidectomy and central neck dissection for papillary thyroid cancer and its impact on short-and long-term parathyroid function. METHODS: This was a prospective observational study of consecutive patients undergoing first-time total thyroidectomy with a central neck dissection for papillary carcinoma >10 mm...
October 13, 2016: Surgery
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