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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320170/evaluating-the-association-of-allergies-with-multiple-sclerosis-susceptibility-risk-and-disease-activity-in-a-pediatric-population
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Theresa Bourne, Michael Waltz, T C Casper, K Kavak, G Aaen, A Belman, L Benson, M Candee, T Chitnis, J Graves, B Greenberg, M Gorman, Y Harris, L Krupp, T Lotze, S Mar, J Ness, C Olsen, S Roalstad, M Rodriguez, J Rose, J Rubin, T Schreiner, J M Tillema, I Kahn, A Waldman, L Barcellos, E Waubant, B Weinstock-Guttman
BACKGROUND: Multiple sclerosis (MS) and allergies are both considered to be related to imbalanced Th1 and Th2 immune responses. Previous studies evaluating the relationship between MS and allergies provide conflicting results. OBJECTIVE: To assess allergies and asthma as risk factors for MS and as predictors of MS relapses in a pediatric cohort. METHODS: The environment and genetic risk factors for pediatric MS study is a national case-control project with 16 participating US sites...
April 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319174/simultaneous-induction-of-graves-hyperthyroidism-and-graves-ophthalmopathy-by-tshr-genetic-immunization-in-balb-c-mice
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Nan Xia, Xiaozhen Ye, Xiaohao Hu, Shiyu Song, Hui Xu, Mengyuan Niu, Hongwei Wang, Jian Wang
BACKGROUND: Graves' disease is the most common form of autoimmune thyroid disorder, characterized by hyperthyroidism due to circulating autoantibodies. To address the pathological features and establish a therapeutic approach of this disease, an animal model carrying the phenotype of Graves' disease (GD) in concert with Graves' Ophthalmopathy (GO) will be very important. However, there are no ideal animal models that are currently available. The aim of the present study is to establish an animal model of GD and GO disease, and its pathological features were further characterized...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317625/relationship-among-pulmonary-hypertension-autoimmunity-thyroid-hormones-and-dyspnea-in-patients-with-hyperthyroidism
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Sayid Shafi Zuhur, Derya Baykiz, Sonat Pinar Kara, Ertan Sahin, Idris Kuzu, Gulsah Elbuken
OBJECTIVE: Previous studies have reported conflicting results regarding the mechanisms underlying the pathophysiology of pulmonary hypertension (PHT) in patients with hyperthyroidism. Therefore, in this study, we investigated the association between PHT and thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) receptor antibody, thyroid peroxidase antibody, thyroglobulin antibody, TSH, fT3, fT4 and dyspnea during daily activities in a large population of patients with hyperthyroidism. METHODS: A total of 129 consecutive patients with hyperthyroidism, 37 with hypothyroidism and 38 euthyroid controls were enrolled in this study...
April 2017: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302662/therapeutic-challenge-of-a-paediatric-case-of-graves-disease-with-severe-ophthalmopathy
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Carla Ferreira, Carla Meireles, Olinda Marques, Ana Antunes
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 16, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299450/the-prevalence-of-post-thyroidectomy-chronic-asthenia-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Gregorio Scerrino, Giuseppina Melfa, Cristina Raspanti, Andrea Attard, Sergio Mazzola, Roberto Gullo, Sebastiano Bonventre, Marco Attard, Gianfranco Cocorullo, Gaspare Gulotta
PURPOSE: Chronic asthenia (CA) is complained by some patients that have undergone thyroid surgery. We evaluate its impact in patients undergoing unilateral or bilateral thyroidectomy, the trend during a 1-year follow-up, and the possible risk factors. METHODS: A prospective, cohort study was carried out on 263 patients scheduled for thyroidectomy from 2012 and 2014. Exclusion criteria were as follows: Graves' disease, malignancies requiring radioiodine therapy, post-surgical hypoparathyroidism, laryngeal nerve palsy, abnormal pre- and post-operative thyroid hormone levels, and BMI outside the normal range...
March 15, 2017: Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299152/ebola-viral-disease-in-west-africa-a-threat-to-global-health-economy-and-political-stability
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Semeeh Akinwale Omoleke, Ibrahim Mohammed, Yauba Saidu
The West African sub-continent is currently experiencing its first, and ironically, the largest and longest Ebola viral diseases (EVD) outbreak ever documented in modern medical history. The current outbreak is significant in several ways, including longevity, magnitude of morbidity and mortality, occurrence outside the traditional niches, rapid spread and potential of becoming a global health tragedy. The authors provided explicit insights into the current and historical background, drivers of the epidemic, societal impacts, status of vaccines and drugs development and proffered recommendations to halt and prevent future occurrences...
August 17, 2016: Journal of Public Health in Africa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296786/association-between-macular-degeneration-and-mild-to-moderate-chronic-kidney-disease-a-nationwide-population-based-study
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Chun-Yu Chen, Ciou-Sia Dai, Chin-Chan Lee, Yu-Chiau Shyu, Ting-Shuo Huang, Ling Yeung, Chi-Chin Sun, Huang-Yu Yang, I-Wen Wu
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) and macular degeneration (MD) are 2 grave diseases leading to significant disability secondary to renal failure and blindness. The 2 diseases share not only common risk factors but also similar pathogenic mechanisms to renal and retinal injuries. Previous epidemiological studies indicated association between these 2 diseases. However, this concept is challenged by recent investigations. Patients with mild to moderate CKD (n = 30,696) between January 1, 1995 and December 31, 2005 were selected from the Taiwan National Health Insurance Database...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295509/measuring-tsh-receptor-antibody-trab-to-influence-treatment-choices-in-graves-disease
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Asha Hesarghatta Shyamasunder, Prakash Abraham
TSH receptor antibody (TRAb) plays a key role in the pathogenesis of Graves' disease (GD) and its levels correlate with the clinical course. The 2(nd) and 3(rd) generation TRAb assays have >95% sensitivity and specificity for the diagnosis of GD, and have improved the utility of TRAb to predict relapse. TRAb levels decline with antithyroid drug (ATD) therapy and after thyroidectomy. Its level increases for a year following radioactive iodine (RAI) therapy, with a gradual fall thereafter. TRAb level >12 IU/L at diagnosis of GD is associated with 60% risk of relapse at 2 years and 84% at 4 years...
March 13, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293157/thyrotoxic-periodic-paralysis-a-case-report
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Barakat Lafi G Al Moteri, Mohammad Aslam
Thyrotoxic periodic paralysis (TPP) is a rare complication of hyperthyroidism characterized by episodes of muscle weakness and hypokalemia. TPP is typically present in young Asian men, female, and non-Asian ethnic group can also be affected. TPP is a curable cause of hypokalemic periodic paralysis, can often be the first manifestation of thyrotoxicosis. Factors such as high carbohydrate diet, strenuous exercise, emotional stress, and steroid can precipitate an attack of TPP. The presence of both hypokalemia and elevated level of thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3) are important diagnostic features during the acute episode...
January 2017: International Journal of Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292180/immunopet-and-near-infrared-fluorescence-imaging-of-pancreatic-cancer-with-a-dual-labeled-bispecific-antibody-fragment
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Haiming Luo, Christopher G England, Shreya Goel, Stephen A Graves, Fanrong Ai, Bai Liu, Charles P Theuer, Hing C Wong, Robert J Nickles, Weibo Cai
Dual-targeted imaging agents have shown improved targeting efficiencies in comparison to single-targeted entities. The purpose of this study was to quantitatively assess the tumor accumulation of a dual-labeled heterobifunctional imaging agent, targeting two overexpressed biomarkers in pancreatic cancer, using positron emission tomography (PET) and near-infrared fluorescence (NIRF) imaging modalities. A bispecific immunoconjugate (heterodimer) of CD105 and tissue factor (TF) Fab' antibody fragments was developed using click chemistry...
March 14, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290642/radioactive-iodine-therapy-vs-antithyroid-medications-for-graves-disease
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Julie Petersen, Kenneth W Lin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 1, 2017: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284988/frequencies-of-pd-1-positive-t-cd3-cd4-t-cd3-cd8-and-b%C3%A2-cd19-lymphocytes-in-female-patients-with-graves-disease-and-healthy-controls-preliminary-study
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Aleksandra Pyzik, Ewelina Grywalska, Beata Matyjaszek-Matuszek, Agata Smoleń, Dawid Pyzik, Jacek Roliński
PD-1 maintains tolerance and inhibits autoimmune responses. Graves' disease (GD) is one of the most frequent autoimmune diseases of unclear etiology. The aim of this study was to evaluate the percentage and absolute counts of PD-1 positive T and B cells in newly diagnosed, untreated patients with hyperthyroidism due to GD. The study group included 30 patients and the control group comprised of 20 age- and sex-matched healthy individuals. Results showed significantly higher frequencies and absolute counts of PD-1 positive CD3+CD4+ T cells, CD3+CD8+ T cells and CD19+B cells in patients with GD in comparison to the healthy volunteers...
March 8, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279752/novel-spiroimidazopyridine-derivative-sak3-improves-methimazole-induced-cognitive-deficits-in-mice
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Husain Noreen, Yasushi Yabuki, Kohji Fukunaga
Methimazole (MMI) is a first-line therapy used to manage hyperthyroidism and Graves' disease. Despite its therapeutic benefit, chronic MMI administration can lead to hypothyroidism and perturb brain homeostasis in patients, resulting in neuropsychiatric disorders such as depression and cognitive dysfunction. We recently developed the spiroimidazopyridine derivative SAK3 as cognitive enhancer; however, mechanisms underlying its activity remained unclear. Here, we show that SAK3 potentially improves cognitive impairment seen following MMI-induced hypothyroidism...
March 6, 2017: Neurochemistry International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276714/diagnostic-significance-of-serum-concentrations-of-soluble-fas-ligand-sfasl-in-children-with-autoimmune-thyroid-disease
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Hanna Mikos, Marcin Mikos, Marek Niedziela
INTRODUCTION: The aim of the study was to assess serum levels of sFasL as a marker of thyroid dysfunction in children with autoimmune thyroid disease (AITD). DESIGN: The group comprised 45 newly diagnosed children with Hashimoto's thyroiditis and Graves' disease versus euthyroid control group: 11 with hypothyroidism (10 girls and 1 boy, aged 12.2 ± 1.9 years), 19 children with hyperthyroidism (15 girls and 4 boys, aged 12.4 ± 4.9 years) and 15 healthy subjects (7 girls and 8 boys, aged 10...
February 21, 2017: Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274949/management-of-endocrine-disease-subclinical-thyrotoxicosis-prevalence-causes-and-choice-of-therapy
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Allan Carle, Stine Linding Andersen, Kristien Boelaert, Peter Laurberg
Subclinical thyrotoxicosis is a condition affecting up to 10% of the population in some studies. We have reviewed literature and identified studies describing prevalences, causes and outcomes of this condition. Treatment should be considered in all subjects if this biochemical abnormality is persistent, especially in case of symptoms of thyrotoxicosis or in the presence of any complication. In particular, treatment should be offered in those subclinically thyrotoxic patients with a sustained serum TSH below 0...
March 8, 2017: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267877/urinary-retention-and-catheter-use-among-u-s-female-medicare-beneficiaries-prevalence-and-risk-factors
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Joshua A Cohn, Shenghua Ni, Melissa R Kaufman, Amy J Graves, David F Penson, Roger R Dmochowski, W Stuart Reynolds
AIMS: To identify the prevalence of and risk factors for urinary retention and catheterization among female Medicare beneficiaries. METHODS: We identified women with a diagnosis of urinary retention in a 5% sample of Medicare claims in 2012. Women were categorized into three groups based on the occurrence and duration of urinary catheterization within a 1 year period: 1) no catheterization; 2) short-term catheterization (ie, one or more catheterizations in less than 30 days); and 3) chronic catheterization (catheterizations in multiple 30 day periods within 1 year)...
March 7, 2017: Neurourology and Urodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267706/hypoparathyroidism-after-thyroidectomy-prevention-assessment-and-management
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Rogerio A Dedivitis, Felipe T Aires, Claudio R Cernea
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Permanent hypoparathyroidism is the most common long-term complication after total thyroidectomy and it can cause significant morbidity and increased costs. Its incidence varies from 30% to 60%. RECENT FINDINGS: The surgical technique and the extent of thyroidectomy are related to parathyroid injury and hypoparathyroidism. The glands should be identified in situ, carefully manipulated and preserved, as well as their vascularization. In case of incidental removal, routine autotransplantation is advocated...
April 2017: Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259898/an-improved-method-for-the-establishment-of-a-model-of-graves-disease-in-balb-c-mice
#18
Wei Zheng, Renfei Wang, Jian Tan, Ning Li, Zhaowei Meng
The present study aimed to develop a stable Graves' disease (GD) model in BALB/c mice by immunization and electroporation (EP). A total of 90 mice were divided into experimental (n=50), control (n=20) and blank (n=20) groups. The recombinant plasmid pcDNA3.1/thyroid‑stimulating hormone (TSH) receptor 268 was constructed and injected into the bilateral gastrocnemius of experimental group mice at weeks 1, 4, 7 and 10. Equal volumes of saline were injected into the control and blank groups at the same time...
February 8, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259878/diagnostic-accuracy-of-fine-needle-aspiration-in-thyroid-nodules-arising-in-patients-with-graves-disease
#19
Jen-Fan Hang, Mohammed T Lilo, Justin A Bishop, Syed Z Ali
OBJECTIVE: Cytopathologic interpretation in Graves disease (GD) is considered challenging due to significant cellular atypia. STUDY DESIGN: We retrospectively identified 55 fine needle aspirations (FNAs) from 43 patients with GD that subsequently underwent thyroidectomy from 1995 to 2016. RESULTS: There were 5 patients with papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) and 4 with follicular adenoma (FA). Of the 5 patients with PTC, FNA was interpreted as PTC in 3, atypia of undetermined significance (AUS) in 1, and adenomatoid nodule (AN) in 1 (with a 0...
March 4, 2017: Acta Cytologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258132/mortality-in-graves-orbitopathy-is-increased-and-influenced-by-gender-age-and-pre-existing-morbidity-a-nationwide-danish-register-study
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Charlotte F Schwensen, Frans Brandt, Laszlo Hegedüs, Thomas Heiberg Brix
INTRODUCTION: It is unclear whether the excess mortality associated with Graves' disease differs between individuals with Graves' orbitopathy (GO) and without (GD). SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A nation-wide, register-based cohort study in which all adult Danes diagnosed with GD (n=28,461) and GO (n=3,965) between 1995-2012 were matched for age and gender with four control subjects. Median follow-up time was 7.9 years (range 0-17.5). Mortality risk in GO patients compared to the control population, and compared to GD patients were calculated using Cox regression analyses, adjusting for pre-existing morbidity using the Charlson score...
March 3, 2017: European Journal of Endocrinology
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