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Hashimoto's thyroiditis is a disease of middle-aged women that results from a B- and T-cell response to different components of the thyroid gland such as thyroglobulin and epithelial cell microsomes. There is an intense lymphocyte infiltration of the gland and the thyroid follicles are progressively destroyed. In an attempt to regenerate the gland becomes enlarged with a rubbery hard consistency, but patients are ultimately rendered hypothyroid. Treatment during the acute phase is with steroids and thyroxine. If pressure symptoms develop, a subtotal thyroidectomy should be performed (Fig. 11.14).
A physical examination and laboratory screening (e.g., complete blood count, liver function, serum testosterone level, serum vitamin B12, thyroid function) may be performed to exclude potential systemic causes of depressive symptomatology. Testosterone deficiency associated with depressive symptomatology (e.g., anhedo-nia, fatigue, and sexual dysfunction) has been described in males with PD and may possibly be managed with testosterone replacement therapy (120). Likewise, symptoms of hypothyroidism (e.g., anxiety, difficulty with concentration, dysphoria, fatigue, irritability, and motor retardation) resemble depressive symptomatology and are treatable with thyroid replacement. It is also important to ensure that patients are on optimal doses of antiparkinson drugs to minimize motor fluctuations that may contribute to mood fluctuations.
In 1958, the National Institutes of Health organized a conference on beriberi, iodine deficiency, and vitamin A deficiency (92). At the conference, H.A.P.C. Oomen (19021986), who had spent many years working in the field, reported that children with xerophthalmia in Indonesia often had intestinal and respiratory disease, and made an impassioned plea
Benign thyroid lesions including adenomas, hamartomas, and multinodular goiter occur in 50 to 67 of all affected patients (16). It is suspected that Hashimoto thyroiditis occurs at an increased frequency in CS, especially in patients who are of non-Asian ancestry this belief is supported by early literature describing Hashimoto thyroiditis as a component of BRRS (8). Currently, functional disorders of the thyroid resulting in hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism in the absence of adenomas or goiter are not considered components of CS.
GHRs are also regulated by thyroid hormones. The growth-promoting effects of exogenously administered GH are blunted in hypothyroid rats, hepatic GH binding sites are reduced in hypothyroidism, and elevated binding is observed in hyperthyroid rats (54). The authors have recently observed reduced GHR mRNA expression in the ARC in response to thyroidectomy, an effect that is rapidly restored by thyroid hormone replacement (P. A. Bennett, unpublished observations).
Iodine deficiency is the greatest single cause of preventable brain damage and mental retardation in the world today. More than 2 billion people around world live in iodine deficiency environments. Deficiency in iodine occurring in late infancy and childhood have been demonstrated to produce mental retardation, delayed motor development, and stunted growth, occurrence of neuromuscular disorders, and speech and hearing defects. Even mild iodine deficiency has been reported to decrease intelligence quotients by 10-15 points (22,31).
And thyroiditis (Hogg et al., 1981 Engel et al., 1986 Gupta et al., 1992 Knowles et al., 1999 Sekine et al., 2001 Fujino et al., 2002). Clinical hematological involvement is observed in lymphadenopathy and hepatosplenomegaly. Biological hemato-logical abnormalities include hypereosinophilia, atypical lymphocytes, neutropenia, thrombocytopenia, hemolytic anemia, pancytopenia, and hemophagocytic syndrome.
Approximately 99.96 of the thyroxine in the blood is attached to carrier proteins in the plasma the rest is free. Only the free thyroxine and T3 can enter target cells the protein-bound thyroxine serves as a reservoir of this hormone in the blood (this is why it takes a couple of weeks after surgical removal of the thyroid for the symptoms of hypothyroidism to develop). Once the free thyroxine passes into the target cell cytoplasm, it is en-zymatically converted into T3. As previously discussed, it is the T3 rather than T4 that is active within the target cells.
Sometimes, GHAD will first be suspected when there is severe neonatal hypoglycemia or other signs of hypopituitarism (hypothyroidism, small phallus in male babies, or neonatal hepatitis). During early childhood, children with GHAD are detected when they demonstrate short stature and subnormal rates of growth. Often these children will have proportionally small limbs, increased body fat, and a cherubic appearance.
Two animal models of GHRH deficiency have been described. In one, administration of monosodium glutamate (MSG) to mice causes a selective loss of arcuate nuclei neurons (14,15). MSG-exposed rodents have impaired growth, obesity, hypogonadism, and hypothyroidism (16). The other animal model of GHRH deficiency is the Gsh-1 homeobox gene knockout mouse (17). Homeobox genes encode a family of DNA binding proteins, and the Gsh-1 gene encodes a product necessary for GHRH gene transcription and translation. Gsh-1 knockout mice have extreme postnatal dwarfism, sexual infantilism, leukopenia, significant perinatal mortality, a shortened life span, and biochemical evidence of GHRH deficiency. Their anterior pituitary glands are one-third normal size and possess decreased numbers of somatotrophs and lactotrophs.
Patients with a dilated rectum and faecal impaction (idio-pathic megarectum) are usually teenagers or young adults of either sex. They have often soiled since childhood. In some the problem has a behavioural basis, whereas in others there may be subtle neuromuscular abnormalities of the gut. Constipation with faecal impaction is also seen in elderly patients, especially those in care. Poor general health, impaired mobility, inadequate toilet facilities, endocrine abnormalities (such as hypothyroidism) and drugs may all contribute. Patients with idiopathic megarectum should have their bowel emptied completely before titrating an osmotic laxative. Such a laxative may be required in the long term, although behavioural treatment seems also to help some of these patients. Hirschsprung's disease should always be considered in the differential diagnosis for patients with severe intractable constipation as, although usually diagnosed and treated in infancy, the diagnosis may have been missed....
Hypopituitarism may present in the newborn in a nonspecific fashion. Signs and symptoms include apnea, cyanosis, pallor, lethargy, jitteriness, and seizures. The differential diagnosis of hypogylcemia includes GHD and hypopituitarism, which could include cortisol deficiency. Prolonged hyperbilirubinemia may be owing to TRH or TSH deficiency, causing hypothyroidism in a neonate with multiple hormone deficiency. Patients with congenital hypopituitarism may have a turbulent neonatal course, generally more characteristic of a full-term infant because of the frequency of neonatal problems in preterm infants. Neonatal glucocorticoid deficiency can present as hyponatremia.
Health histories of a nationwide sample of centenarian offspring (n 176) and controls (n 166). The controls consisted of offspring whose parents were born in the same years as the centenarians but at least one of whom died at age 73, the average life expectancy for that birth cohort. The average age at death of the other parent was 77 years, the same as the spouses of the centenarians. Centenarian offspring were found to have a 56 reduced relative prevalence of heart disease, a 66 reduced relative prevalence of hypertension, and a 59 reduced relative prevalence of diabetes in multi-variate analyses that controlled for age, gender, years of education, annual income, IADL score, ethnicity, marital status, exercise, smoking, and alcohol use. There were no significant differences in the prevalence of a number of other age-related diseases including cancer, stroke, dementia, osteoporosis, cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, depression, Parkinson's disease, thyroid disease, and COPD....
It should be noted that the mutations that lead to increased longevity in nematodes, flies or mice are likely to do so only at the cost of some selective disadvantage, often not obvious under laboratory conditions (Jenkins et al., 2004). For some of the mouse longevity mutants, such as the growth hormone deficient Ames dwarf mice, fitness costs are readily apparent in the form of infertility and hypothyroidism (Bartke and Brown-Borg, 2004). However, for another longevity mutant in the mouse, p66SHC, there is no obvious selective disadvantage
Hyperthyroidism, i.e., a functional hyperac-tivity of the thyroid gland marked by increased T3 and T4 levels, coincides with hyperme-tabolic activity, weight loss, increased heart rate, increased cold tolerance, tremulousness, fatigue, anxiety, restlessness, irritability, dyspho-ric mood, weakness, poor concentration, and cognitive deficits (Lesser and Flores, 2007). On the contrary, a deficient secretion of thyroid hormones in hypothyroidism is characterized by facial puffiness, dry skin, hair loss, myalgia, cold intolerance, constipation, fatigue, and manifest depression (Joffe, 2007). Severe psychological or physiological stress such as fasting, severe illness, injury, and inflammation, coinciding with strong HPA axis activation, may lead to a reversible state of hypothyroidism manifesting in a decreased hepatic conversion of T4 to T3, altered binding of thyroid hormones to plasma proteins, altered tissue responsiveness, and altered thyroid metabolism, while a compensatory increase...
Conventional multimodailty therapies have not altered the dismal prognosis of glioblastoma which has prompted alternative investigational approaches utilising biological modifiers of response.We review here interferon alpha (IFN-a) and beta (IFN-P), interleukin-2 (IL-2), tumor necrosis factor-a TNF, interleukin 4 (IL-4) , monoclonal antibodies to EGFR, EGFRvIII and radiolabeled anti-tenascin monoclonal antibody. A current novel approach is exploitation of some of the biological consequences of thyroid hormone deprivation on tumor biology. In a preliminary Phase I II trial significant improvement in survival and tumor regression rates in recurrent high grade glioma patients were observed following propylthiouracil induced mild (chemical) hypothyroidism combined with high dose tamoxifen.The background to this approach is reviewed. Key Words glioblastoma biological modifiers hypothyroidism tamoxifen
Concentrations will decrease when hepatic retinol stores become inadequate, and this usually occurs when there is insufficient dietary intake of vitamin A for a prolonged period. Plasma retinol concentrations will increase to high levels above the normal range when vitamin A intake is excessive. Various disease states can decrease plasma retinol concentrations, including protein-energy malnutrition (213,214), hypothyroidism (215), zinc status (216), and inflammation and infection (217), or increase plasma retinol concentrations, such as renal disease (218).
Extranodal marginal-zone lymphomas of mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT lymphomas) represent the majority of lymphomas that arise outside of primary hematopoietic tissues (lymph node, spleen, bone marrow) 1 . The cell of origin is thought to be a post-germinal center memory B cell which normally resides in the marginal zones that surround follicular mantles. As would be expected based on the cell of origin, the vast majority of MALT lymphomas lack expression of CD5 and CD10 1 . MALT lymphomas develop at sites that do not normally have lymphoid tissue but where lymphoid tissue has been acquired in response to a chronic infection or an autoimmune disease 71 . The most common site of MALT lymphoma development is the stomach, where Helicobacter pylori is the infectious agent causing acquisition of the reactive precursor MALT 72, 73 . MALT lymphomas that develop in the salivary gland or thyroid are preceded by reactive infiltrates related to the autoimmune diseases Sjogren's syndrome...
In a similar study on the effects of thy-roxine treatment in congenital hypothyroidism, Oerbeck and colleagues (2007), in a cross-sectional paradigm, used an auditory oddball paradigm to examine P300 and earlier cognitive (P1, N1, P2) ERP components. Significant group differences in amplitude and latency were found on early ERP components (P1, N1). P300 latency and amplitude in the congenital hypothy-roidism group were negatively correlated with duration of treatment. The authors interpret these findings as suggesting that early treatment may have helped to normalize the P300 component.
Lymphoma involving the thyroid gland is rare, accounting for only 2 to 3 of all cases of lymphoma and less than 10 of thyroid malignancies. Women are affected more frequently than men are by a ratio of 2.7 1. The median age at presentation is over 60 years. The most common subtypes are DLBCL and follicular Grade-3 lymphoma, accounting for at least 80 of cases. A rare but interesting subtype is marginal zone B-cell lymphoma, which arises from MALT. In many cases, this lymphoma arises from a background lymphocytic infiltrate occurring in the setting of Hashimoto's thyroiditis. MALT lymphomas are low grade and clinically indolent. Hodgkin's disease may rarely involve the thyroid gland (10), sometimes as the only site of disease. Burkitt's lymphoma and follicular Grade-1 and -2 lymphomas occur less frequently (11,12).
Although surgery is a local treatment, its effects can be systemic. For example, removal of endocrine and sexual glands in the course of cancer surgery can leave patients hypothyroid, diabetic, osteopenic, or menopausal. Removal of, or damage to, the sexual organs can render younger patients infertile, and so maneuvers such as sperm banking and embryo freezing must be anticipated and offered prior to surgery. Splenectomy may put patients at risk of overwhelming sepsis from encapsulated organs, making it important to recognize this situation and ensure that vaccinations have been optimized.
There is variation in the size of the tongue among individuals, and no normal measurements have been established. Most pediatricians, however, have established their own norms for children. Detection of a large tongue or macroglossia is important, particularly in the neonatal and infantile periods, to allow early diagnosis of certain conditions such as congenital hypothyroidism. An illusion of a large tongue may be seen in a disorder
Phenotypically, the weaver mouse exhibits profound ataxia resulting from a near total loss of granule cells in the cerebellum (76-78) tremor resulting from a 70 loss of dopamine in the dorsolateral striatum due to selective degeneration of dopamine neurons of the SNpc (79) male infertility due to degeneration of Sertoli and sper-matogenic cells (80) and seizures possibly due to hippocampal abnormalities and hypothyroidism (81,82).
These are commonly used tests in the screening of patients with dementia. They are also entirely appropriate for HAD. Some of the symptoms associated with B12 and red-cell folate deficiency can mimic those associated with HAD, especially the combined involvement of cognitive deficit and myelopathy, sometimes with neuropathy. Similarly, hypothyroidism on occasion can have symptoms and signs not dissimilar from those of HAD, especially the psychomotor slowing.
(vii) The physical and psychomotor development of three maternal UPD16 patients, aged 1.5, 3.2, and 4.5 years, was reported (Exeler et al., 1996). No catch-up growth in these cases with severe initial intrauterine retardation was observed, as postnatal length and weight acquisitions proceeded along the 3rd centile. One proband had congenital hypothyroidism, while a cardiac septal defect has been diagnosed in the two others. Psychomotor development was within normal limits in two and slightly retarded in one.
Rate of emptying is reduced in some diabetics, local pyloric lesions (pyloric ulcers, pyloric stenosis), and hypothyroidism. Gastric emptying rate is increased in hyperthyroidism and in the presence of duodenal ulcers Vigorous exercise reduces emptying rate Gastric emptying difficulties often encountered after gastric surgery
Spontaneous and stimulated GH secretion is markedly attenuated in clinical and biochemical hypothyroidism in humans this abnormality corrects during thyroid hormone replacement (7,57,58). Thyroid hormone deficiency is associated with reduced hypothalamic GHRH production, leading to GH deficiency and down-regulation of GHRH receptor numbers on pituitary somatotropes (7,59). Thyroid hormone facilitates binding of GHRH to its receptor. GH secretion is reduced in hypothyroid subjects following pyridostigmine and arginine administration (60), substances known to decrease somatostatin tone (61,62). GH synthesis, rather than secretion, appears to be impaired in hypothyroidism (59).
GH treatment of GH-deficient children has been associated with hypothyroidism thought to be related to increased SRIF tone and its inhibitory effect on thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) secretion. TRH stimulation testing of TSH secretion during formal assessment of the hypothalamic-pituitary GH axis frequently identifies subjects with hypothalamic or pituitary hypothyroidism prior to initiation of GH replacement therapy (B. Bercu, unpublished data). Thus, a direct effect of GH replacement and thyroid dysfunction is unlikely. Along with increases in SRIF, in vitro studies suggest GH inhibits GHRH release in a dose-dependent fashion (7) indicating GH autofeedback is under dual control of both hypothalamic peptides.
Primary and Secondary Primary causes of frailty would be age-related mechanisms (e.g., changes in gene expression, oxidative DNA damage, telomere shortening) and secondary causes would be diseases (e.g., congestive heart failure, depression, hypothyroidism, malignancy) (Fried et al., 2004 Walston, 2004).
During the fifth embryonic week, the branchial apparatus, which is phylogenetically related to the primitive fill slits, develops into five paired mesodermic arches separated by four pairs of invaginations of ectoderm and endoderm known, respectively, as branchial clefts and pouches. Each branchial arch develops into cartilage, artery, nerve and muscles. Branchial anomalies in the form of a cyst, sinus (communicates to the viscera or skin) or fistula (communicates to both skin and viscera) can form from vestigial remnants of branchial pouches and clefts. Branchial anomalies are lined by squamous epithelium or respiratory epithelium or both. First branchial anomalies are rare and are of two types. A type I lesion is usually postauricular in location (commonly mistaken as postauricular sebaceous cyst) and represents a duplication of both membranous and cartilaginous portions of the EAC. A type II lesion typically presents as a cyst or sinus in the preauricular or upper neck with the...
Serum SHBG levels are affected by several conditions. SHBG levels are inversely correlated with increased total body fat, subcutaneous and visceral adiposity (Couillard et al., 2000). Levels also vary inversely with hyperinsulinism in nondiabetic subjects. They seem to be an indicator of general adiposity rather than an index of altered insulin glucose homeostasis in morbidly obese subjects. Hyperinsulinism decreases SHBG synthesis by cultured hepatic cells. These observations have been interpreted to show that obesity causes insulin resistance and hyperinsulinism, and hyperinsulinism decreases SHBG levels. Hypothyroidism and the nephrotic syndrome also reduce SHBG levels. Estrogen, hyperthy-roidism, some anticonvulsants, a high phytoestrogen diet, hepatic cirrhosis, and aging increase SHBG levels (Anderson, 1974 Kley et al., 1975).
Decreases in plasma sodium levels below 120 mM, which occurs following disruption of kidney electrolyte handling, results in the rapid development of brain oedema, which is the main cause of mortality. Disruption of electrolyte secretion reuptake in kidneys can be triggered by a variety of clinical factors, including endocrine pathology (e.g. hypothyroidism or overproduction of antidi-uretic hormone), heart failure, HIV infection etc.
Fatigue is one of the three most frequently disabling symptoms of MS (129) and may be considered abnormal in as many as 78 of patients (130,131). A particular feeling of enervation, severe enough to prevent a patient from carrying out duties and responsibilities or to interfere with work, family, or social life, occurs (132). This specific, but poorly understood, type of fatigue in MS must be distinguished from symptoms of depression, medication side effects, consequences of other medical conditions such as anemia, hypothyroidism, or simple physical tiredness. No definitive explanation for fatigue in MS has been established. One type of fatigue, so-called handicap fatigue, is characterized by the requirement for an increased effort to perform routine tasks. This may be a consequence of the fact that nerve conduction in demyelinated fibers is susceptible to exhaustion, rate-dependent block, and conduction block with increased temperature.
Hypothyroidism Thyroid hormone plays a critical role in regulating metabolism. In hypothyroidism, the basal metabolic rate is decreased due to a lack of thyroid hormone, resulting in bradycardia, cold intolerance, alopecia, and weight gain. Neurologic symptoms are relatively common in hypothyroidism and include paresthesias in up to 80 of patients as well as ataxia, coma, headache, seizure, cerebellar signs, and psychosis (132,133). Cranial nerve involvement has also been reported, with the vestibulocochlear nerve most commonly affected in 15 to 31 of patients with hypothyroidism (132). Involvement of the facial nerve is considered rare. Its mechanism is thought to be a compressive phenomenon. In hypothyroidism, myxedematous infiltration and swelling of the soft tissue are hypothesized to have a compressive effect on the facial nerve through the tight confines of the fallopian canal. Anecdotal reports of facial nerve decompression in hypothyroidism have been described (134), but...
Nutrients and aging genes If genes that convey longevity could be discovered, then these will be relevant to aging. This possibility rests on the likelihood that (1) especially in extreme old age, these genes may reduce rates of aging, and (2) these genes may modify cellular and biochemical pathways involved in gene-nutrient determined mechanisms of aging and age-related disease. The best-known example of such a gene is the s4 allele of the apolipoprotein E gene that decreases markedly in frequency with advancing age, whereas the much rarer e2 allele becomes more frequent. These findings are attributed to increased mortality in Alzheimer's and cardiovascular diseases associated with the fi4 allele and the slight protection afforded by the s2 allele. The siblings and children of centenarians show reduced rates of age-related cardiovascular diseases, hypertension, diabetes, and stroke but not osteoporosis, cancers, and thyroid disease, suggesting that genetic effects are greater in the...
In patients refractory to first-line hormonal therapy with castration or estrogens, aminog-lutethimide with hydrocortisone produces a symptomatic and biochemical response up to 48 of the time, with responding patients often experiencing clinical improvement for some months and occasionally up to 3-4 years.159-162 Side effects include adrenal insufficiency (in the absence of corticosteroid-replacement therapy), skin rash, hypothyroidism, and less commonly thrombocy-topenia.159,163,164 Another troublesome side ef
If clinically indicated, selected patients should have surgical correction of valvular lesions, surgical excision of a dyskinetic LV aneurysm, surgical correction of a systemic arteriovenous fistula, and surgical resection of the pericardium for constric-tive pericarditis. Infective endocarditus should be treated with intravenous antibiotics and with surgical replacement of valvular lesions if clinically indicated. Anemia, infection, bronchospasm, hyp-oxia, tachyarrhythmias, bradyarrhythmias, obesity, hyperthyroidism, and hypothyroidism should be treated.
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