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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29715469/electrolytic-lesions-to-the-anterior-hypothalamus-preoptic-area-disrupt-maternal-nest-building-in-intact-and-ovariectomized-steroid-treated-rabbits
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Enrique Basurto, Kurt Hoffman, Ana Celia Lemus, Gabriela González-Mariscal
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 28, 2018: Hormones and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668907/the-mineralocorticoid-receptor-as-a-modulator-of-innate-immunity-and-atherosclerosis
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Charlotte D C C van der Heijden, Jaap Deinum, Leo A B Joosten, Mihai G Netea, Niels P Riksen
The mineralocorticoid receptor (MR) is a member of the nuclear receptor steroid-binding family. The classical MR ligand aldosterone controls electrolyte and fluid homeostasis after binding in renal epithelial cells. However, more recent evidence suggests that activation of extrarenal MRs by aldosterone negatively impacts cardiovascular health independent of its effects on blood pressure: high levels of aldosterone associate with an increased cardiovascular event rate, where MR antagonists exert beneficial effects on cardiovascular mortality...
April 16, 2018: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29581918/steroids-and-thyrotoxicosis-precipitate-periodic-paralysis
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Rizwan Ahamed, Sarah McCalley, Anupam A Sule
Thyrotoxic Periodic Paralysis (TPP) belongs to a group of muscle diseases called channelopathies, which present with painless generalized muscle weakness without exertion. TPP can be precipitated by a large carbohydrate meal, stress, strenuous exercise, alcohol, a high-salt diet, menstruation, and cold temperatures. Rarely, steroids such as dexamethasone can also precipitate a TPP attack. A 29-year-old Hispanic male, with a history of hyperthyroidism, presented to the emergency department with progressive weakness, predominantly in the lower extremities since morning...
January 23, 2018: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29576868/a-rare-cause-of-primary-adrenal-insufficiency-due-to-a-homozygous-arg188cys-mutation-in-the-star-gene
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Lukas Burget, Laura Audí Parera, Monica Fernandez-Cancio, Rolf Gräni, Christoph Henzen, Christa E Flück
Steroidogenic acute regulatory protein ( STAR ) is a key protein for the intracellular transport of cholesterol to the mitochondrium in endocrine organs (e.g. adrenal gland, ovaries, testes) and essential for the synthesis of all steroid hormones. Several mutations have been described and the clinical phenotype varies strongly and may be grouped into classic lipoid congenital adrenal hyperplasia (LCAH), in which all steroidogenesis is disrupted, and non-classic LCAH, which resembles familial glucocorticoid deficiency (FGD), which affects predominantly adrenal functions...
2018: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29513995/interaction-between-a-nonsteroidal-anti-inflammatory-drug-ibuprofen-and-an-anionic-surfactant-aot-and-effects-of-salt-nai-and-hydrotrope-4-4-4
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Apensu Dey, Victoria Sandre, Daniel Gerrard Marangoni, Soumen Ghosh
Ibuprofen (IBF), 2-(4-isobutylphenyl) propionic acid, is a surface-active, common nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), and it possesses a high critical micelle concentration (cmc) compared to that of conventional surfactants. The interactions of this common NSAID with an anionic surfactant, sodium octyl sulfosuccinate, were studied by tensiometric, fluorimetric, and calorimetric measurements to investigate this system as a possible model drug-delivery system for an NSAID like IBF, particularly in a high-dose regime for IBF...
April 12, 2018: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452285/risk-factors-for-perioperative-morbidity-in-spine-surgeries-of-different-complexities-a-multivariate-analysis-of-1-009-consecutive-patients
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Mazda Farshad, David E Bauer, Cyrill Wechsler, Christian Gerber, Alexander Aichmair
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: There is a broad spectrum of complications during or after surgical procedures, with differing incidences reported in the published literature. Heterogeneity can be explained by the lack of an established evidence-based classification system for documentation and classification of complications in a standardized manner. PURPOSE: The objective of this study was to identify predictive risk factors for perioperative and early postoperative morbidities in spine surgeries of different complexities in a large cohort of consecutive patients...
February 13, 2018: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324683/pentoxifylline-and-methylprednisolone-additively-alleviate-kidney-failure-and-prolong-survival-of-rats-after-renal-warm-ischemia-reperfusion
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Grzegorz Wystrychowski, Wojciech Wystrychowski, Władysław Grzeszczak, Andrzej Więcek, Robert Król, Antoni Wystrychowski
Renal ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI) induces local inflammation leading to kidney damage. Since pentoxifylline (PTX) and steroids have distinct immunomodulatory properties, we aimed to evaluate for the first time their combined use in IRI-induced acute kidney injury (AKI) and chronic kidney disease (CKD) in rats. In two experiments, PTX (100 mg/kg body weight subcutaneously) was administered 90 min prior to renal IRI or/and methylprednisolone (MP; 100 mg/kg body weight intramuscularly) was infused 60 min after reperfusion of a solitary kidney (AKI model: 45 min ischemia, 48 male Sprague-Dawley rats) or one kidney with excision of contralateral kidney 2 weeks later (CKD model: 90 min ischemia, 38 rats)...
January 11, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288933/targeting-the-renin-angiotensin-system-as-novel-therapeutic-strategy-for-pulmonary-diseases
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Wan Shun Daniel Tan, Wupeng Liao, Shuo Zhou, Dan Mei, Wai-Shiu Fred Wong
The renin-angiotensin system (RAS) plays a major role in regulating electrolyte balance and blood pressure. RAS has also been implicated in the regulation of inflammation, proliferation and fibrosis in pulmonary diseases such as asthma, acute lung injury (ALI), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). Current therapeutics suffer from some drawbacks like steroid resistance, limited efficacies and side effects. Novel intervention is definitely needed to offer optimal therapeutic strategy and clinical outcome...
December 27, 2017: Current Opinion in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148625/evaluation-of-anabolic-steroid-induced-renal-damage-with-sonography-in-bodybuilders
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Umut H Kantarci, Zekine Punduk, Omer Senarslan, Alper Dirik
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of anabolic steroids on kidneys in bodybuilders. METHODS: Twenty two bodybuilders were included in the study. Participants were divided into three groups according to the scheme of steroid usage: Group 1 (n=8, intramuscular 500 mg testosterone enanthate, intramuscular 400 mg nandrolone decanoate and oral 40 mg methandrostenolone for 12 weeks), Group 2 (n=7, intramuscular 500 mg testosterone enanthate, intramuscular 300 mg nandrolone decanoate and intramuscular 300 mg boldenone undecylenate for 16 weeks) and Group 3 (n=7, no steroid intake)...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069987/in-vitro-fertilization-frozen-embryo-transfer-in-a-patient-with-cytochrome-p450-oxidoreductase-deficiency-a-case-report
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Tianran Song, Bin Wang, Huan Chen, Jingjing Zhu, Haixiang Sun
Cytochrome P450 enzymes are required for the synthesis of cholesterol and steroid hormones. Cytochrome P450 oxidoreductase (POR) donates electrons to microsomal cytochrome P450 enzymes. POR deficiency (PORD) is a rare autosomal recessive disease. In patients with PORD, steroid hormone synthesis is disrupted, which can cause infertility. The objective of this study was to report on a case of in vitro fertilization-frozen embryo transfer (IVF-FET) in a patient with PORD. The patient's hormone (i.e. 17α-hydroxyprogesterone) and electrolyte levels were within normal ranges ordinarily...
October 26, 2017: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928587/unexpected-complication-after-caudal-epidural-steroid-injection-hiccup
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Ayhan Kaydu, Ebru Tarıkçı Kılıç, Erhan Gökçek, Mehmet Salim Akdemir
Persistent hiccup is uncommon, and the mechanism is poorly understood. We present the case of a 43-year-old male patient referred to the Algology department due to chronic back pain who developed what we believe a rare case of persistent hiccup secondary to caudal epidural steroid injection (CESI). The causes of hiccup are many and include electrolyte derangement, nutritional deficiencies, gastrointestinal disorders and instrumentation, cardiovascular disorders, renal impairment, central nervous system disorders, and drugs; however, the cause may be unknown...
July 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871060/hydroxysteroid-dehydrogenase-hsd1l-is-localised-to-the-pituitary-gonadal-axis-of-primates
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A Daniel Bird, Spencer Greatorex, David Reser, Gareth G Lavery, Timothy J Cole
Steroid hormones play clinically important and specific regulatory roles in the development, growth, metabolism, reproduction and brain function in human. The type 1 and 2 11-beta hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase enzymes (11β-HSD1 and 2) have key roles in the pre-receptor modification of glucocorticoids allowing aldosterone regulation of blood pressure, control of systemic fluid and electrolyte homeostasis and modulation of integrated metabolism and brain function. Although the activity and function of 11β-HSDs is thought to be understood, there exists an open reading frame for a distinct 11βHSD-like gene; HSD11B1L, which is present in human, non-human primate, sheep, pig and many other higher organisms, whereas an orthologue is absent in the genomes of mouse, rat and rabbit...
October 2017: Endocrine Connections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814258/management-of-complicated-pneumonia-in-childhood-a-review-of-recent-literature
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John B Darby, Amrita Singh, Ricardo Quinonez
BACKGROUND: Despite declining rates of community acquired pneumonia (CAP) in children, complicated pneumonia has been on the rise in the last two decades. The management of complicated pneumonia is challenging and continues to be an area of investigation. Despite recently published guidelines, many gaps exist and recent studies attempt to answer challenging questions. OBJECTIVE: The aim was to review recently published literature to inform the clinician about the most up to date management of complicated pneumonia in children...
2017: Reviews on Recent Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752734/elevated-baseline-adiponectin-level-predicting-an-increased-risk-of-disease-activity-in-idiopathic-nephrotic-syndrome-and-chronic-kidney-disease-in-children
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Wafaa M Abo El Fotoh, Ghada M El Mashad
BACKGROUND: Adiponectin, an adipocyte-derived protein, is present abundantly in circulation and has anti-atherogenic and anti-inflammatory effects, so we aimed to assess the role of adiponectin in idiopathic nephrotic syndrome and chronic kidney disease in children. METHODS: Overall of 290 children, 95 patients with the steroid-responsive idiopathic nephrotic syndrome (50 in remission and 45 in relapse).Another 95 patients with chronic kidney disease (50 on hemodialysis and 45 on conservative therapies) and 100 apparently healthy matched children were enrolled into the study...
July 27, 2017: Minerva Pediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623282/a-nationwide-study-of-severe-and-protracted-diarrhoea-in-patients-with-primary-immunodeficiency-diseases
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Wen-I Lee, Chien-Chang Chen, Tang-Her Jaing, Liang-Shiou Ou, Chuen Hsueh, Jing-Long Huang
Diarrhoea lasting longer than 14 days and failing to respond to conventional management is defined as severe and protracted diarrhoea (SD). In this study, we investigated the prevalence, pathogens and prognosis of SD in primary immunodeficiency diseases (PIDs). Among 246 patients with predominantly paediatric-onset PIDs from 2003-2015, 21 [Btk (six), IL2RG (four), WASP, CD40L, gp91 (three each), gp47, RAG2 (one each)] and five [CVID (four), SCID (one)] without identified mutations had SD before prophylactic treatment...
June 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618171/highly-fluorinated-polymers-with-sulfonate-sulfamide-and-n-n-diethylamino-groups-for-the-capillary-electromigration-separation-of-proteins-and-steroid-hormones
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Dzema Daria, Kartsova Liudmila, Emelianov Gennady
Highly fluorinated polymers are promising materials in separation methods due to their combination of high chemical and thermally stability, hydro- and oleophobicity, and weak intermolecular forces. However, application of these polymers in chromatography is limited because of their low solubility in aqueous-organic solvents. In our research, the highly fluorinated water soluble polymers with -SO3 - N(Et)4 + , -SO2 NH2 , and -N(Et)2 terminal groups were synthesized and applied as additives to the background electrolyte for the separation of steroid hormones and proteins by capillary electromigration methods...
August 2017: Journal of Separation Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586591/celiac-crisis-a-rare-or-rarely-recognized-disease
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Nadia Waheed, Huma Arshad Cheema, Hassan Suleman, Zafar Fayyaz, Iqra Mushtaq, Muhammad, Almas Hashmi
BACKGROUND: Celiac crisis is a serious life threatening complication of celiac disease characterized by profuse diarrhoea, severe dehydration and metabolic disturbances leading to neuromuscular weakness, cardiac arrhythmias and sudden death. It has been described as rare condition and not well documented in the literature. To improve awareness and facilitate diagnosis of this condition, we studied risk factors, pattern of presentation and management plans of celiac crisis. METHODS: It was a descriptive cross sectional study...
October 2016: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544484/neglected-issues-concerning-teaching-human-adrenal-steroidogenesis-in-popular-biochemistry-textbooks
#18
Zhiyong Han, Mark S Elliott
In the human body, the adrenal steroids collectively regulate a plethora of fundamental functions, including electrolyte and water balance, blood pressure, stress response, intermediary metabolism, inflammation, and immunity. Therefore, adrenal steroidogenesis is an important biochemistry topic for students to learn in order for them to understand health consequences caused by deficiencies of enzymes in the adrenal steroidogenic pathways. However, popular biochemistry textbooks contain insufficient information and may sometimes give students a misimpression about certain aspects of human adrenal steroidogenesis...
November 2017: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538409/a-case-report-of-pedigree-of-a-homozygous-mutation-of-the-steroidogenic-acute-regulatory-protein-causing-lipoid-congenital-adrenal-hyperplasia
#19
Rong Fu, Lin Lu, Jun Jiang, Min Nie, Xiaojing Wang, Zhaolin Lu
RATIONALE: Lipoid congenital adrenal hyperplasia (LCAH) is extremely rare, but is the most fatal form of congenital adrenal hyperplasia resulting from mutations in the steroidogenic acute regulatory protein (STAR) gene. LCAH arises from severe defects in the conversion of cholesterol to pregnenolone, the precursor of all steroids. PATIENT CONCERNS: A case was reported that an 11-month-old Chinese girl who presented with a sex development disorder and hyponatremia...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533421/30-years-of-the-mineralocorticoid-receptor-mineralocorticoid-receptor-activation-and-specificity-conferring-mechanisms-a-brief-history
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REVIEW
John Funder
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Journal of Endocrinology
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