No Significant Difference in Outcomes for Surgical Treatment of Thyroid Cancer in Kidney Transplant Recipients - Analysis of the HCUP NIS Data
Darren B Abbas, MD, Eric Goldschmidt, MD, Christina Camick, MD, Weikai Qu, MD, PhD and Jorge Ortiz, MD
Article Type: ORIGINAL ARTICLE | First Published: December 13, 2019
Solid organ transplant recipients, and in particular Kidney Transplant (KTx) patients, are at increased risk for developing thyroid cancers due to immunosuppression and improved long-term survival post-transplant. Using the HCUP NIS database, we compared mortality rate, disposition, LOS, and total hospital charge between KTx and Non-KTx patients following thyroidectomy for thyroid cancer during 2008-2014....
A Current Approach to Hyperprolactinemia
Lau CS and Aw TC
Article Type: REVIEW ARTICLE | First Published: December 04, 2019
Prolactin is a hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary lactotrophs and is controlled by the influence of hypothalamic dopamine. PRL stimulates the proliferation and differentiation of mammary cells for lactation. There are many causes for hyperprolactinemia, including analytical, physiological, pharmacological, pathological and idiopathic causes. Macroprolactin is a significant analytical cause of hyperprolactinemia, and the most common cause of pathological hyperprolactinemia is prolactin se...
Influence of Insulin Resistance and TSH on the Risk of Malignancy of Thyroid Nodule
Erdal Sayyigit, Zafer Pekkolay and Alpaslan Kemal Tuzcu
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: October 12, 2018
The incidence of thyroid cancer has increased in recent years. This increase may be due to the change of metabolic parameters in patients. This study was designed to clarify the association of malignancy of thyroid nodules with metabolic parameters. This study designed as a cross-sectional study between January 2018 and May 2018. Samples were collected from the patients by thyroid fine needle biopsy and patients who had thyroid surgery. Group 1 patients were pathologically benign patients; Group...
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: Genetic Contributions from the Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Gonadal Axis
Branavan Umayal, NV Chandrasekharan, WSS Wijesundera and Chandrika N Wijeyaratne
Article Type: Short Communication | First Published: October 08, 2018
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a common endocrine disorder, present in 5-13% women of reproductive age. The endocrine manifestations of PCOS include excess androgen production of ovarian and/or adrenal origin and arrested follicular development leading to chronic oligo- or anovulation. Long term health risks of women with PCOS include cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes mellitus and endometrial cancer. PCOS is diagnosed by chronic anovulation, polycystic ovaries on ultrasound and bioche...
Serum Apelin-36 Levels in Migraine Patients with Aura and without Aura
Serap Yildirim, Arzu Sahin, Abdulkadir Yildirim, Mutlu Kuyucu, Engin Sebin, Senol Dane and Eda Dokumacioglu
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: July 28, 2018
Migraine is a chronic disease which affects approximately 12-18% of the society, can be accompanied by neurologic and systemic symptoms, and is characterised by mild or severe recurring headache attacks. The aim of this study is to determine serum apelin-36 level in the patients with migraine with aura and without aura and to compare the obtained data with the data of the healthy control group. The migren study group consisted of 44 women patients, suffering from migraine with (n = 16) and witho...