Thyroid abnormalities in patients with extreme insulin resistance syndromes.

Conclusion: Children with extreme insulin resistance had high prevalence of thyroid nodules, which were not associated with metreleptin treatment. Patients with homozygous INSR mutation had thyromegaly, which may be a novel phenotypic feature of this disease. Further studies are needed to determine the etiology of thyroid abnormalities in patients with extreme insulin resistance. PMID: 30657911 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism - Category: Endocrinology Authors: Tags: J Clin Endocrinol Metab Source Type: research

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Source: Annual Review of Pharmacology and Toxicology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Annu Rev Pharmacol Toxicol Source Type: research
ConclusioniGlarLixi has a safety profile that is consistent with that of its two active components insulin glargine and lixisenatide, with no signals for pancreatitis or thyroid C  cell tumors, and no black-box warning for iGlarLixi. There were no unexpected safety findings; iGlarLixi had beneficial effects on glycemic control, with no increased risk of hypoglycemia, despite a greater glycated hemoglobin A1c reduction. In addition, there were also fewer gastrointestinal AEs associated with iGlarLixi compared with lixisenatide alone.FundingSanofi US Inc.
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ConclusionsAllo-HCT survivors are at relevant risk of endocrinopathies after transplantation, providing justification for specific monitoring to individualize treatment and follow-up. Of note, classical transplant-related variables are not enough to justify the occurrence of endocrinological disfunction: a further deeper evaluation of a misdiagnosed donor-mediated autoimmune predisposition will be essential.DisclosuresBonini: Intellia Therapeutics: Research Funding.
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