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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934311/characteristics-and-risk-of-chronic-graft-versus-host-disease-of-liver-in-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplant-recipients
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Chien-Ting Chen, Chun-Yu Liu, Yuan-Bin Yu, Chia-Jen Liu, Liang-Tsai Hsiao, Jyh-Pyng Gau, Tzeon-Jye Chiou, Jing-Hwang Liu, Yao-Chung Liu
Chronic graft-versus-host-disease (cGvHD) is a serious complication of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT). Among various organ-specific cGvHD, the cGvHD of liver is less well-characterized. In this study, we applied the National Institutes of Health 2014 scoring criteria of cGvHD to analyze a retrospective cohort of 362 allo-HSCT recipients focusing on cGvHD of liver. The overall incidence of liver cGvHD with a score of 3 by 1.5 years post-transplant was 5.8% (21/362). Poor outcome, in terms of overall survival (OS), were observed in patients with scores of 3 liver cGvHD, comparing to those with scores less than 3 (hazard ratio [HR] 2...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931918/association-of-hla-b-and-hla-drb1-polymorphisms-with-antithyroid-drug-induced-agranulocytosis-in-a-han-population-from-northern-china
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Yayi He, Jie Zheng, Qian Zhang, Peng Hou, Feng Zhu, Jian Yang, Wenhao Li, Pu Chen, Shu Liu, Bao Zhang, Bingyin Shi
Antithyroid drug (ATD)-induced agranulocytosis is associated with human leukocyte antigen (HLA) and nearby genes in Southeast Asian and European populations. The susceptibility of the Han population from northern China to ATD-induced agranulocytosis has not been reported. We evaluated the associations of genetic variants at the HLA-B and HLA-DRB1 loci and 32 candidate single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) with agranulocytosis in 29 patients with ATD-induced agranulocytosis and in 140 patients with Graves' disease (GD) as controls...
September 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931318/thyroid-function-testing-in-neonates-with-maternal-history-of-disease
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Lisa Underland, Lisa Kenigsberg, Kristina Derrick, Rebecca Crespi, Tara Kaushal, Leslie Lam
Maternal history of thyroid disease can cause congenital hypothyroidism due to thyroid-stimulatng hormone (TSH) blocking antibodies. No guidelines exist regarding testing beyond the newborn screen. TSH and T4 levels exhibit significant fluctuations after birth which complicates testing. A total of 561 newborns with thyroid function testing done for maternal history of thyroid disease in the newborn nursery were identified retrospectively via chart review, and thyroid disease status was assessed in 352. Newborn screening data were also obtained...
September 1, 2017: Clinical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929353/anti-parietal-cell-antibodies-in-patients-with-autoimmune-thyroid-diseases
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S R R Utiyama, R S De Bem, T L Skare, G A De Carvalho, L M Teixeira, M Bertolazo, S O Ioshii, R Nisihara
BACKGROUND: Autoimmune thyroid disease (ATD) patients may have a higher prevalence of anti-parietal cell antibodies (APCA) than normal population. OBJECTIVE: To study the prevalence of APCA in a cohort of ATD patients to know its association with patient's clinical profile and gastrointestinal complaints. METHODS: APCA was sought for by indirect immunofluorescence test in 243 ATD patients: 136 (55.9%) with Graves' disease and 107 (44.0%) with Hashimoto's thyroiditis...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922418/detecting-and-confirming-residual-hotspots-of-lymphatic-filariasis-transmission-in-american-samoa-8-years-after-stopping-mass-drug-administration
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Colleen L Lau, Sarah Sheridan, Stephanie Ryan, Maureen Roineau, Athena Andreosso, Saipale Fuimaono, Joseph Tufa, Patricia M Graves
The Global Programme to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis (LF) aims to eliminate the disease as a public health problem by 2020 by conducting mass drug administration (MDA) and controlling morbidity. Once elimination targets have been reached, surveillance is critical for ensuring that programmatic gains are sustained, and challenges include timely identification of residual areas of transmission. WHO guidelines encourage cost-efficient surveillance, such as integration with other population-based surveys. In American Samoa, where LF is caused by Wucheraria bancrofti, and Aedes polynesiensis is the main vector, the LF elimination program has made significant progress...
September 18, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919585/association-of-human-leukocyte-antigens-class-i-and-ii-with-graves-disease-in-iranian-population
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Zahra Mehraji, Ali Farazmand, Alireza Esteghamati, Sina Noshad, Maryam Sadr, Somayeh Amirzargar, Mir Saeed Yekaninejad, Aliakbar Amirzargar
BACKGROUND: Graves' disease (GD), a highly rampant autoimmune disorder of the thyroid gland, is responsible for 60-80% of the clinical cases of hyperthyroidism. Over the past decades, genetic association studies have identified several GD susceptibility loci in CTLA-4, TSHR and major histocompatibility complex regions. The information on the association between the human leukocyte antigens (HLA) and GD among Iranians is scarce. OBJECTIVE: To identify HLA polymorphisms that might confer susceptibility or protect against GD...
September 2017: Iranian Journal of Immunology: IJI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918848/a-multi-institutional-analysis-of-intraoperative-radiotherapy-for-early-breast-cancer-does-age-matter
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A M Abbott, S A Valente, L Loftus, R D Tendulkar, J M Greif, K P Bethke, E D Donnelly, C Lottich, D L Ross, N B Friedman, C G Bedi, J E Joh, P Kelemen, R A Hoefer, S K Kang, J Ruffer, A Police, A Fyles, G M Graves, S C Willey, E A Tousimis, W Small, J Lyons, S Grobmyer, C Laronga
BACKGROUND: Single-session intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT) minimizes treatment demands associated with traditional whole breast radiation therapy (WBRT) but outcomes on local disease control and morbidity among the elderly is limited. METHODS: A multi-institutional retrospective registry was established from 19 centers utilizing IORT from 2007 to 2013. Patient, tumor, and treatment variables were analyzed for ages <70 and ≥70. RESULTS: We evaluated 686 patients (<70 = 424; ≥70 = 262) who were margin and lymph node negative...
October 2017: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912808/association-of-polymorphisms-in-toll-like-receptors-4-and-9-with-autoimmune-thyroid-disease-in-korean-pediatric-patients
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Won Kyoung Cho, Jung-Pil Jang, Eun-Jeong Choi, Moonbae Ahn, Shin Hee Kim, Kyoung Soon Cho, So Hyun Park, In Cheol Baek, Min Ho Jung, Tai-Gyu Kim, Byung-Kyu Suh
BACKGROUND: Toll-like receptors (TLRs) have been suggested to be associated with the development of AITD. METHODS: Fifteen single-nucleotide polymorphisms in 7 TLR genes were analyzed in 104 Korean children (girls = 86, boys = 18) with AITD (Hashimoto disease (HD) = 44, Graves' disease (GD) = 60, thyroid-associated ophthalmopathy (TAO) = 29, and non-TAO = 31) with 183 controls. RESULTS: GD showed higher frequencies of the TLR4 rs1927911 C allele than control...
2017: International Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895880/the-role-of-vitamin-d-in-thyroid-diseases
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REVIEW
Dohee Kim
The main role of vitamin D is regulating bone metabolism and calcium and phosphorus homeostasis. Over the past few decades, the importance of vitamin D in non-skeletal actions has been studied, including the role of vitamin D in autoimmune diseases, metabolic syndromes, cardiovascular disease, cancers, and all-cause mortality. Recent evidence has demonstrated an association between low vitamin D status and autoimmune thyroid diseases such as Hashimoto's thyroiditis and Graves' disease, and impaired vitamin D signaling has been reported in thyroid cancers...
September 12, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892954/serum-free-t3-to-free-t4-ratio-as-a-useful-indicator-for-differentiating-destruction-induced-thyrotoxicosis-from-graves-disease
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Suman Baral, Pradeep Krishna Shrestha, Vivek Pant
INTRODUCTION: Thyrotoxicosis is a common disease encountered in Endocrine Outpatient Department (OPD). Two common causes of thyrotoxicosis are Destruction Induced Thyrotoxicosis (DIT) and Graves' Disease (GD). Differentiating DIT and GD based on clinical findings, is often not possible due to nonspecific symptoms. Thyroid scan is considered most reliable method for differentiating DIT and GD. AIM: To differentiate DIT and GD using the ratio of free triiodothyronine (fT3) and free thyroxine (fT4) thus avoiding thyroid technetium scan which is expensive and not accessible in developing countries like Nepal...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890480/effect-of-treatment-with-epoprostenol-and-endothelin-receptor-antagonists-on-the-development-of-thyrotoxicosis-in-patients-with-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
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Mari Satoh, Keiko Aso, Tomotaka Nakayama, Tsutomu Saji
Thyroid disease is known to be associated with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). We investigated the prevalence of thyroid disease in patients with idiopathic PAH (IPAH) or heritable PAH (HPAH), and the factors affecting the pathogenesis of thyroid disease. We retrospectively evaluated 59 patients with IPAH or HPAH who had been diagnosed with PAH before the age of 20 years. Thyrotoxicosis was detected in 12 of the 59 patients (6 patients with Graves' disease, 3 with hashitoxicosis, and 3 with silent thyroiditis) after the start of PAH treatment...
September 9, 2017: Endocrine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883260/a-case-of-metastatic-follicular-thyroid-carcinoma-complicated-with-graves-disease-after-total-thyroidectomy
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Mariko Aoyama, Hiromitsu Takizawa, Mitsuhiro Tsuboi, Yasushi Nakagawa, Akira Tangoku
Thyroid cancer and Graves' disease may present simultaneously in one patient. The incidence of the development of hyperthyroidism from metastatic differentiated thyroid carcinoma is rare. We herein report a case of metastatic follicular carcinoma complicated with Graves' disease after total thyroidectomy. A 57-year-old woman underwent right hemithyroidectomy for follicular carcinoma. Metastatic lesions appeared in the lungs and skull two years after the first surgery, and remnant thyroidectomy was performed for radioactive iodine-131 (RAI) therapy, during which the TSH receptor antibody (TRAb) was found to be negative...
September 5, 2017: Endocrine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882932/hickam-s-dictum-myasthenia-gravis-presenting-concurrently-with-graves-disease
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Shekhar Sehgal, Roshan Rebello, Louise Wolmarans, Marianne Elston
We present two patients with Graves' disease and concurrent myasthenia gravis. The impact of the dual diagnosis on the clinical course and the potential for a delayed diagnosis of myasthenia gravis is discussed. Patient 1, a 28-year-old man was diagnosed with Graves' disease following his second respiratory arrest. His history was strongly suggestive of a second pathology. Patient 2, a 66-year-old Cantonese woman with established Graves' disease presented with thionamide-related neutropaenia. Examination revealed bilateral ptosis and right lateral rectus palsy...
September 7, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879559/yonsei-experience-of-5000-gasless-transaxillary-robotic-thyroidectomies
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Min Jhi Kim, Kee-Hyun Nam, Seul Gi Lee, Jung Bum Choi, Tae Hyung Kim, Cho Rok Lee, Jandee Lee, Sang-Wook Kang, Jong Ju Jeong, Woong Youn Chung
BACKGROUND: Since the use of robot systems in thyroid surgery was introduced in 2007, we have advanced a novel method of robotic thyroidectomy (RT) using a gasless transaxillary approach (TAA). We report our experience with this technique and detail the surgical outcome of 5000 robotic thyroidectomies. METHODS: From October 2007 to May 2016, we successfully performed 5000 robotic thyroidectomies using a gasless TAA at the Department of Surgery, Yonsei University Health System...
September 6, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878841/thyroid-association-ophthalmopathy-in-hashimoto-s-thyroiditis-a-case-report
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Deepak Jain, Sudhir Mor, Hari Krishan Aggarwal, Pulkit Chhabra, Promil Jain
Thyroid associated ophthalmopathy is a constellation of symptoms caused by an autoimmune process involving the orbital tissue. It is common in hyperthyroid patients due to Graves' disease and also reported in euthyroid and hypothyroid Graves' patients with positive thyroid receptor antibodies. But in Hashimoto's thyroiditis, thyroid associated ophthalmopathy is a rarely reported and poorly understood entity. Here we report thyroid associated ophthalmopathy in a patient with hypothyroidism and negative thyroid receptor antibodies who showed heterogeneously hypoechoic thyroid gland on ultrasonography, diffuse lymphocytic infiltrate on fine needle aspiration citology and reduced 99m Tc radioisotope uptake, supporting the diagnosis of Hashimoto's thyroiditis...
January 2017: Mædica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876595/acute-upper-limb-ischaemia-in-diabetic-patients-a-recent-experience
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R du Toit, A T O Abdool-Carrim, T Monareng
BACKGROUND: The outcome of acute upper limb ischaemia in diabetic patients is not well known. We report our recent experience with 5 patients. METHOD: Retrospective case reviews. RESULTS: All patients presented with Rutherford 2b ischaemia at a median 1.6 days after symptom onset. Age range: 43-76 years. M:F 1:4. Mean HbA1c: 10.1% (range 6.1 - 14.0) Mean LDL cholesterol: 3.1g/dL (range 1.61 - 4.80) Other comorbidities included: Ischaemic heart disease, atrial fibrillation, dyslipidaemia, hypertension, morbid obesity...
September 2017: South African Journal of Surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872087/-serum-level-of-chemerin-and-bone-mineral-density-in-patients-with-graves-disease
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Yu Li, Jianying Chang, Tiejian Jiang
To investigate relationships between serum chemerin and bone mineral density (BMD) in patients with newly diagnosed Graves disease (GD).
 Methods: A total of 120 newly diagnosed GD patients with a course more than 3 months were enrolled from the Department of Endocrinology between June 2013 and June 2015. Sixty age- and sex-matched healthy people served as a normal control. Serum levels of chemerin, β-crosslaps (β-CTX), and N-MID-osteocalcin (N-MID-OT) were measured by ELISA. Fat mass and BMD were evaluated by dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA)...
August 28, 2017: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871707/search-for-relevant-indications-for-selenium-supplementation-in-thyroid-diseases
#18
Katarzyna Wojciechowska-Durczynska, Andrzej Lewinski
Selenium plays a significant role in the thyroid function and its deficiency is considered by some authors to be a cause of thyroid disorders. The potential therapeutic influence of selenium supplementation in thyroid disease was investigated in several studies and some results were encouraging, however results were inconsistent and did not allow conclusion to be drawn. For that reason, we have performed a review study on relevance of selenium supplementation in thyroid disease. Till now, there is no strong evidence that selenium supplementation leads to clinical improvement in the course of autoimmune thyroiditis, nodular goitre or thyroid cancer...
August 5, 2017: Neuro Endocrinology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870408/thyroid-storm-and-warm-autoimmune-hemolytic-anemia
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Joseph A Moore, Louise Gliga, Srikanth Nagalla
Graves' disease is often associated with other autoimmune disorders, including rare associations with autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA). We describe a unique presentation of thyroid storm and warm AIHA diagnosed concurrently in a young female with hyperthyroidism. The patient presented with nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and altered mental status. Laboratory studies revealed hemoglobin 3.9g/dL, platelets 171×10(9)L(-1), haptoglobin <5mg/dL, reticulocytosis, and positive direct antiglobulin test (IgG, C3d, warm)...
August 18, 2017: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870236/acquired-hemophilia-a-in-an-advanced-age-patient-of-hispanic-origin-a-case-report
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Nalyssa I Rivera Cora, Freddie Irizarry Delgado, Santa M Merle Ramírez, Jorge Vera Quiñones
BACKGROUND: Acquired Hemophilia A (AHA) is a rare hematological disorder that exhibits an incidence of approximately 1.5 cases per million patients a year. It is characterized by the development of autoantibodies against circulating Factor VIII coagulation proteins which, in turn, which in turn lead to potentially life-threatening hemorrhagic episodes. The incidence of AHA increases with age; with 80% of the affected patient population encompassing men and women that are 65 years or older...
September 4, 2017: BMC Research Notes
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