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2008-08-30 09:00:20

By DeLellis, Ronald A Mazzaglia, Peter; Mangray, Shamlal Context.-Primary hyperparathyroidism (P-HPT) is one of the most common of all endocrine disorders. Eighty percent to 85% of cases are due to parathyroid adenomas while hyperplasia and carcinoma account for 10% to 15% and less than 1%, of cases, respectively. The past decade has witnessed remarkable advances in the understanding of the molecular basis of parathyroid hyperplasia and neoplasia. Additionally, imaging studies and the...

2008-08-29 03:00:19

By Zaydfudim, Victor Stover, Daniel G; Caro, Susan W; Phay, John E Although medullary thyroid cancer (MTC) can produce adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) in up to 40 per cent of cases as determined by immunohistochemistry, clinical hypercortisolism is rarely seen. We report a medullary endocrine neoplasia 2A (MEN 2A) kindred whose proband case presented with Cushing's syndrome (CS). This 51-year-old woman presented with debilitating weakness, exertional dyspnea, 50 pound weight gain, moon...

2008-08-26 03:00:17

By Misra, Anoop Vikram, Naval K The metabolic syndrome is a cluster of metabolic abnormalities, including impaired glucose metabolism, hypertension, dyslipidemia and abdominal obesity. Although the pathophysiology of this syndrome is incompletely understood, insulin resistance and abdominal obesity are central to many of the metabolic perturbations. Based on existing estimates the metabolic syndrome affects a nearly 1/4th of the populations in developed countries1. Prevalence of the...

2008-08-22 03:00:11

By Bakoyiannis, C N Tsekouras, N; Georgopoulos, S; Tsigris, C; Filis, K; Skrapari, I; Bastounis, E Aim. The aim of this study was to evaluate if there is a possible relation between the size of endoluminal shunt, in carotid endarterectomy (CEA), and the risk of postoperative hyperperfusion syndrome. Methods. We retrospectively studied prospectively collected data from 156 patients, who were subjected to CEA using shunting and vein patch angioplasty. One hundred and thirty-eight of the...

2008-05-29 12:00:00

By DEBORAH SAYER As a volunteer educator for the Restless Leg Syndrome Foundation, Dr. Regis Langelier dispenses pins, pens and hope to individuals who struggle with the curious medical condition, characterized by excessive or uncontrollable leg movements. Langelier has been the nationwide foundation's coordinator for the seacoast and southern Maine area for three years. He volunteers his time to lecture and write on the subject. His work was published in the National RLS Foundation's...

2008-02-17 03:00:11

By Mittra, Erik S Niederkohr, Ryan D; Rodriguez, Cesar; El-Maghraby, Tarek; McDougall, I Ross Apart from the common causes of thyrotoxicosis, such as Graves' disease and functioning nodular goiters, there are more than 20 less common causes of elevated free thyroid hormones that produce the symptoms and signs of thyrotoxicosis. This review describes these rarer conditions and includes 14 illustrative patients. Thyrotropin and free thyroxine should be measured and, when the latter is normal,...

2007-09-15 03:00:53

By Adams, John B Hawkins, Michael L; Ferdinand, Coville H; Medeiros, Regina S In 1861, von Rokitansky described obstruction of the third part of the duodenum by external compression of the duodenum by the superior mesenteric artery (SMA). In 1926, this entity was furthermore described by Wilke in his presentation of 75 patients with "chronic duodenal compression". In 1968, Mansberger used angiography to define anatomical measurements as the diagnostic criteria for this condition. Current...

2006-08-18 11:37:56

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - It's a burning sensation that gradually spreads across the tongue through the course of the day, and it has a medical name: glossopyrosis, or more commonly, burning mouth syndrome. The condition can be frustrating to treat, but usually some relief can be found, according to the latest issue of the Mayo Clinic Health Letter. Most often, it seems, multiple factors play a role in producing the symptoms. Disease, medications or nutritional deficiencies can all...

2006-04-26 03:00:21

By Borys Kit LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Have no fear, the voice of Underdog is here. "My Name Is Earl" star Jason Lee is lending his voice to the title character of "Underdog," a live-action Disney adaptation of the classic 1960s cartoon. "Underdog" followed the adventures of a humble dog named Shoeshine Boy who became the superheroic Underdog, who spoke in rhyme. In the movie, he is adopted by a 12-year-old boy and uses his superpower to protect his love, Polly Purebred,...

2006-03-31 17:21:08

OCALA, Fla. (AP) - A syndrome that can cause pregnant mares to abort their foals has been confirmed in at least one Florida horse, several years after a devastating outbreak of the disease in Kentucky's thoroughbreds. Mare Reproductive Loss Syndrome was detected in an Alachua County horse euthanized on March 18 at the University of Florida Veterinary Medical Center, marking the state's first appearance of the condition. Three other cases are under investigation as being consistent with the...


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2011-02-23 20:52:43

The SARS coronavirus is the virus that causes severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). In 2003 the World Health Organization issued a press release stating that the coronavirus identified by a number of laboratories was the official cause of SARS. It causes severe illness marked initially by systemic symptoms of muscle pain, headache, fever, followed in 2-10 days by the onset of respiratory symptoms, mainly cough, dyspnea, and pneumonia. SARS patients have a decrease in the number of...

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