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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754644/cushing-s-syndrome-in-pediatrics-an-update
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REVIEW
Maya B Lodish, Margaret F Keil, Constantine A Stratakis
Cushing syndrome (CS) is a multisystem disorder resulting from the prolonged exposure to excess glucocorticoids. In children, CS most commonly results from the exogenous administration of steroids and the typical presentation is height deceleration concomitant with weight gain. Endogenous and ectopic causes are rare. CS in children may be associated with distinct germline and somatic mutations. Clinical practice guidelines are available assist clinicians. Patients should be referred to multidisciplinary centers of excellence with experience in endocrinology and surgery...
June 2018: Endocrinology and Metabolism Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675257/treatment-of-addison-s-disease-during-pregnancy
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Diana Oliveira, Adriana Lages, Sandra Paiva, Francisco Carrilho
Addison's disease, or primary adrenocortical insufficiency, is a long-term, potentially severe, rare endocrine disorder. In pregnancy, it is even rarer. We report the case of a 30-year-old pregnant patient with Addison's disease, referred to Obstetrics-Endocrinology specialty consult at 14 weeks gestation. She had been to the emergency department of her local hospital various times during the first trimester presenting with a clinical scenario suggestive of glucocorticoid under-replacement (nausea, persistent vomiting and hypotension), but this was interpreted as normal pregnancy symptoms...
2018: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672991/glycaemic-optimization-for-patients-with-cardiac-disease-a-before-and-after-study
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Tripti Joshi, Sarah-Jane Pullen, Alison Gebuehr, Christopher Oldmeadow, John Richard Attia, Shamasunder Halady Acharya
AIM: To investigate if glycaemic profiles and outcomes of patients with diabetes admitted for cardiothoracic surgery or acute coronary syndrome improved after implementation of a structured glycaemia management guideline. METHODS: This is a retrospective before-and-after comparative analysis of outcomes for all consecutive cardiothoracic and acute coronary syndrome patients with diabetes (N = 375), who were admitted at our tertiary-care university-affiliated hospital during the preguideline period (July-December, 2013) and the postguideline period (July-December, 2014)...
April 19, 2018: International Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664655/short-term-assessment-of-hsct-effects-on-the-hypothalamus-pituitary-axis-in-pediatric-thalassemic-patients
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Amir Ali Hamidieh, Fariba Mohseni, Maryam Behfar, Zohreh Hamidi, Kamran Alimoghaddam, Mohamad Pajouhi, Bagher Larijani, Mohammad-Reza Mohajeri-Tehrani, Ardeshir Ghavamzadeh
BACKGROUND: Beta thalassemia major (BTM) and its treatment by hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) may have deleterious effects on the endocrine systems. We assessed endocrine complications of HSCT in pediatric patients for 3 months. METHODS: In 20 (6 female) pediatric major thalassemic patients (mean age of 10.8 ± 3.9 years old), prolactin, luteinizing hormone (LH), follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), T4, T3, thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), IGF-1, testosterone (in males) or estradiol (in females) were measured as a batch at the Endocrinology and Metabolism Research Center (EMRC) of Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS) laboratories before HSCT and 1 and 3 months afterwards...
February 1, 2018: Archives of Iranian Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29541797/the-microbial-endocrinology-of-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-inflammatory-and-immune-perspectives
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REVIEW
Valerie F L Yong, Min Min Soh, Tavleen Kaur Jaggi, Micheál Mac Aogáin, Sanjay H Chotirmall
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a major pathogen responsible for both acute and chronic infection. Known as a colonising pathogen of the cystic fibrosis (CF) lung, it is implicated in other settings such as bronchiectasis. It has the ability to cause acute disseminated or localised infection particularly in the immunocompromised. Human hormones have been highlighted as potential regulators of bacterial virulence through crosstalk between analogous "quorum sensing" (QS) systems present in the bacteria that respond to mammalian hormones...
March 14, 2018: Archivum Immunologiae et Therapiae Experimentalis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29518492/lower-mortality-and-cardiovascular-event-rates-in-patients-with-latent-autoimmune-diabetes-in-adults-lada-as-compared-with-type-2-diabetes-and-insulin-deficient-diabetes-a-cohort-study-of-4368-patients
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Mette Wod, Reimar W Thomsen, Lars Pedersen, Knud B Yderstraede, Henning Beck-Nielsen, Kurt Højlund
BACKGROUND: Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults (LADA) is the second most common form of diabetes, but data on its clinical course and prognosis are scarce. We compared long-term risk of mortality and cardiovascular outcomes in patients with LADA, type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2D), and insulin deficient diabetes (IDD). METHODS: We conducted a cohort study of 4368 adults with diabetes referred to the Department of Endocrinology, Odense University Hospital, Denmark, between 1997 and 2012...
May 2018: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29512213/the-role-of-the-dermatologist-in-raynaud-s-phenomenon-a-clinical-challenge
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REVIEW
C Matucci-Cerinic, V Nagaraja, F Prignano, B Kahaleh, S Bellando-Randone
Raynaud's phenomenon (RP) is a functional vascular disorder involving extremities. In his practice, the dermatologist may frequently encounter RP which affects mainly women and is categorized into a primary benign form and a secondary form associated with different diseases (infections, drugs, autoimmune and vascular conditions, haematologic, rheumatologic and endocrinologic disorders). Still today, the differential diagnosis is a clinical challenge. Therefore, a careful history and a physical examination, together with laboratory tests and nailfold capillaroscopy, is mandatory...
March 6, 2018: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29494890/outcome-of-diabetes-insipidus-in-patients-with-rathke-s-cleft-cysts
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Masahiro Oishi, Yasuhiko Hayashi, Yasuo Sasagawa, Daisuke Kita, Osamu Tachibana, Mitsutoshi Nakada
OBJECTIVES: It is well-known that Rathke's cleft cysts (RCCs) infrequently cause headache, endocrinological dysfunction, and visual disturbance, and in rare cases, cause diabetes insipidus (DI). Although surgical evacuation of the cyst content can result in high rates of symptomatic improvement, not only the treatment efficacy but also the pathophysiology of DI with RCC are undetermined. The aim of this study is to elucidate the underlying mechanisms and outcomes of DI associated with RCCs...
April 2018: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29463076/acute-pituitary-disease-in-pregnancy-how-to-handle-hypophysitis-and-sheehan-s-syndrome
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Jürgen Honegger, Sabrina Giese
Pregnancy-related hypophysitis (PR-Hy) that typically occurs during late pregnancy and the early postpartum period is considered an autoimmune disorder. Knowledge and awareness of characteristic clinical symptoms and specific endocrine and neuroradiological features mostly enables a correct diagnosis and guarantees best possible management. In the presence of mild clinical symptoms, a "wait and watch" policy is recommended. Transsphenoidal surgery or glucocorticoid therapy is indicated if progressive clinical signs or severe visual symptoms are observed...
February 19, 2018: Minerva Endocrinologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29460218/hypoglycemia-in-type-2-diabetes-understanding-patients-and-physicians-knowledge-and-experience
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Simon J Fisher, Xingyue Huang, Manjiri Pawaskar, Edward A Witt, Swapnil Rajpathak, R Ravi Shankar, Silvio E Inzucchi
PURPOSE: The aim of the current study is to assess the patient and physician experience and knowledge of hypoglycemia in the management of type 2 diabetes (T2DM). METHODS: T2DM patients (N = 1002) completed questionnaires on hypoglycemia experience, familiarity, and fear. Their responses were compared across various antihyperglycemic treatment regimens; specifically, (1) insulin only or insulin combined with sulfonylurea [SU] and/or metformin, (2) SU only with/without metformin, and (3) neither insulin nor SU...
June 2018: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29459441/mechanisms-in-endocrinology-lessons-from-growth-hormone-receptor-gene-disrupted-mice-are-there-benefits-of-endocrine-defects
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REVIEW
Reetobrata Basu, Yanrong Qian, John J Kopchick
Growth hormone (GH) is produced primarily by anterior pituitary somatotroph cells. Numerous acute human (h) GH treatment and long-term follow-up studies and extensive use of animal models of GH action have shaped the body of GH research over the past 70 years. Work on the GH receptor (R)-knockout (GHRKO) mice and results of studies on GH-resistant Laron Syndrome (LS) patients have helped define many physiological actions of GH including those dealing with metabolism, obesity, cancer, diabetes, cognition and aging/longevity...
May 2018: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455197/incidence-and-characteristics-of-adrenal-crisis-in-children-younger-than-7-years-with-21-hydroxylase-deficiency-a-nationwide-survey-in-japan
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Tomohiro Ishii, Masanori Adachi, Kei Takasawa, Satoshi Okada, Hotaka Kamasaki, Takuo Kubota, Hironori Kobayashi, Hirotake Sawada, Keisuke Nagasaki, Chikahiko Numakura, Shohei Harada, Kanshi Minamitani, Shigetaka Sugihara, Toshihiro Tajima
BACKGROUND/AIMS: We aimed to evaluate the incidence and characteristics of adrenal crisis in Japanese children with 21-hydroxylase deficiency (21-OHD). METHODS: We conducted a retrospective nationwide survey for the councilors of the Japanese Society for Pediatric Endocrinology (JSPE) regarding adrenal crisis in children under 7 years with 21-OHD, admitted to hospitals from 2011 through 2016. We defined adrenal crisis as the acute impairment of general health due to glucocorticoid deficiency with at least two of symptoms, signs, or biochemical abnormalities...
2018: Hormone Research in Pædiatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29397583/post-stroke-hypertension-control-and-receipt-of-health-care-services-among-veterans
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Dhanashri D Kohok, Jason J Sico, Fitsum Baye, Laura Myers, Jessica Coffing, Masoor Kamalesh, Dawn M Bravata
Many ischemic stroke patients do not achieve goal blood pressure (BP < 140/90 mm Hg). To identify barriers to post-stroke hypertension management, we examined healthcare utilization and BP control in the year after index ischemic stroke admission. This retrospective cohort study included patients admitted for acute ischemic stroke to a VA hospital in fiscal year 2011 and who were discharged with a BP ≥ 140/90 mm Hg. One-year post-discharge, BP trajectories, utilization of primary care, specialty and ancillary services were studied...
February 2018: Journal of Clinical Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338844/sfe-sfedp-adrenal-insufficiency-french-consensus-introduction-and-handbook
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Yves Reznik, Pascal Barat, Jérôme Bertherat, Claire Bouvattier, Frédéric Castinetti, Olivier Chabre, Philippe Chanson, Christine Cortet, Brigitte Delemer, Bernard Goichot, Damien Gruson, Laurence Guignat, Emmanuelle Proust-Lemoine, Marie-Laure Raffin Sanson, Rachel Reynaud, Dinane Samara Boustani, Dominique Simon, Antoine Tabarin, Delphine Zenaty
The French endocrinology society (SFE) and the French pediatric endocrinology society (DFSDP) have drawn up recommendations for the management of primary and secondary adrenal insufficiency in the adult and child, based on an analysis of the literature by 19 experts in 6 work-groups. A diagnosis of adrenal insufficiency should be suspected in the presence of a number of non-specific symptoms except hyperpigmentation which is observed in primary adrenal insufficiency. Diagnosis rely on plasma cortisol and ACTH measurement at 8am and/or the cortisol increase after synacthen administration...
February 2018: Annales D'endocrinologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260143/single-incision-laparoscopic-adrenalectomy-in-a-patient-with-acute-hypokalemic-paralysis-due-to-primary-hyperaldosteronism
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Lütfi Soylu, Oğuz Uğur Aydın, Mustafa Cesur, Serdar Özbaş, Selçuk Hazinedaroğlu
Acute hypokalemic paralysis is a relatively rare cause of acute weakness. It may resolve spontaneously; however, it may be a potential life-threatening condition. Hypertension may be considered the most important finding in combination with hypokalemic paralysis for raising the suspicion of primary hyperaldosteronism (PHA). A 55-year-old hypertensive Mexican woman was admitted to the Emergency Unit with a sudden onset of generalized paralysis. An endocrinological workup and an abdominal magnetic resonance imaging revealed PHA with a 1...
2017: Turkish Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248982/a-case-series-of-atypical-features-of-patients-with-biopsy-proven-isolated-igg4-related-hypophysitis-and-normal-serum-igg4-levels
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Kevin C J Yuen, Kelley J Moloney, Jennifer U Mercado, Steven Rostad, Brendan J McCullough, Zachary N Litvack, Johnny B Delashaw, Marc R Mayberg
BACKGROUND: IgG4-related hypophysitis is a rare clinical entity that forms part of an emerging group of multi-organ IgG4-related fibrosclerotic systemic diseases. The rare prevalence of the disease, presenting features that overlap with other sellar pathologies, and variable imaging features can make preoperative identification challenging. PURPOSE AND METHODS: We report three cases of isolated IgG4-related hypophysitis with atypical clinical and imaging features that mimicked those of pituitary apoplexy and other sellar lesions...
December 16, 2017: Pituitary
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138801/vitamin-d-receptor-activation-influences-the-erk-pathway-and-protects-against-neurological-deficits-and-neuronal-death
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Jie Yuan, Xin Guo, Zhengang Liu, Xiuqin Zhao, Yan Feng, Sixin Song, Changmeng Cui, Pei Jiang
Previous studies have demonstrated that global cerebral ischemia (GCI) causes neurological deficits and neuronal cell apoptosis. Calcitriol, a biologically active metabolite of vitamin D, exerts its endocrinological influence via nuclear vitamin D receptor. It is being assessed as an emerging therapeutic strategy in models of various medical conditions, including acute brain injury. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the neuroprotective effects of calcitriol on GCI and further refine the potential underlying mechanisms...
January 2018: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117664/pituitary-abscess-with-unusual-clinical-course
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Milica Medić Stojanoska, Duško Kozić, Mladen Bjelan, Petar Vuleković, Nada Vučković, Bojan Vuković, Branka Kovačev Zavišić
The aim is to present unusual clinical course and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) features of pituitary abscess. A 59-year-old man presented with fever, polyuria, polydipsia and marked weight loss within the last two months. Basic endocrinology tests revealed the presence of anterior pituitary dysfunction, associated with central diabetes insipidus and increased levels of inflammatory markers. The presence of expansile sellar lesion, showing restricted diffusion signal pattern compatible with acute pituitary pyogenic abscess was found on MRI...
December 2016: Acta Clinica Croatica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073289/pm10-concentration-and-microbiological-assessment-of-air-in-relation-to-the-number-of-acute-cases-of-type-1-diabetes-mellitus-in-the-lubelskie-voivodeship-preliminary-report
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Małgorzata Michalska, Maria Bartoszewicz, Piotr Wąż, Sylwia Kozaczuk, Iwona Beń-Skowronek, Katarzyna Zorena
INTRODUCTION: The aim of our study was to evaluate the relation between the concentration of particulate matter of less than 10 μm in diameter (PM10) in air and the effect of psychrophilic bacteria, mesophilic bacteria and mould fungi on the number of new cases of type 1 diabetes mellitus in children and adolescents in the Lubelskie Voivodeship in the years 2015-2016. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Epidemiological data on the number of new cases of T1DM was obtained from the Department of Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetology of the Medical University in Lublin...
2017: Pediatric Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055223/pituitary-apoplexy-a-single-center-retrospective-study-from-the-neurosurgical-perspective-and-review-of-the-literature
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Agnieszka Grzywotz, Bernadette Kleist, Lars C Möller, Volkmar H Hans, Sophia Göricke, Ulrich Sure, Oliver Müller, Ilonka Kreitschmann-Andermahr
OBJECTIVE: Thunderclap headache and visual disturbances are typical clinical features of pituitary apoplexy (PA). Because of the acute symptomatology, many patients are referred to a neurosurgical department without prior endocrinological assessment. It is the aim of the present study to analyze initial presenting symptoms, outcome and associated endocrine disturbances in a cohort of patients with pituitary apoplexy primarily seen by neurosurgeons. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Retrospective single-center study in a neurosurgical department...
December 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
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