Congratulations to Society members involved with BMA-commended Addison's patient guide

The 2019 British Medical Association (BMA) Patient Information Awards have commended the book,'Living with Addison's Disease– A Guide For People With Addison's, Supporters and Professionals'.Congratulations to Society members, Professor Simon Pearce (co-author), Professor John Wass (contributor) and Philip Yeoh (contributor) on this recognition of the book as providing accessible, well-designed and clinically balanced information which promotes greater awareness and understanding of health matters, and patient choice.Find out more    
Source: Society for Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

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Conclusions: Overall, co-aggregation was more pronounced in monozygotic than in dizygotic twins, suggesting that disease overlap is largely attributable to genetic factors. Co-aggregation was common, and twins faced up to a ten-fold risk of developing diseases not present in their co-twin. Our results validate and refine previous heritability estimates based on smaller twin cohorts. PMID: 32229696 [PubMed - in process]
Source: European Journal of Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Authors: Tags: Eur J Endocrinol Source Type: research
The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was first diagnosed in Wuhan, China in December 2019 and has now spread throughout the world, being verified by the World Health Organization as a Pandemic on March 11th. This had led to the calling of a national emergency on March 13th in the United States. Many hospitals, healthcare networks, and specifically Departments of Surgery are asking the same questions of how to cope and plan for surge capacity, personnel attrition, novel infrastructure utilization, and resource exhaustion.
Source: Journal of the American College of Surgeons - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Special Article Source Type: research
Abstract The lung surfactant proteins are recognized as critical not only for their role in lowering lung surface tension but also in innate host defense. Reports have shown that some asthmatic patients have decreased levels of one member of this protein family in particular, surfactant protein-A (SP-A). Our studies set out to determine the contribution of SP-A to the response of a key effector cytokine in asthma, IL-13. Our studies employ both animal models sufficient and deficient in SP-A challenged with IL-13 and primary epithelial cells from participants with asthma that are exogenously treated with SP-A in th...
Source: Journal of Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: J Immunol Source Type: research
The odd hush that has fallen over New York City has lately been broken once every day, at precisely 7:00 PM. That’s when New Yorkers are stepping onto balconies or flinging open windows to applaud the people—pharmacy clerks, supermarket cashiers, food delivery workers and more—who continue to keep to keep the silent city running. But even the most heroic of health-care workers are faced with a difficult reality in the city that has become the center of COVID-19 in the U.S., as officials have predicted that New York City will need at least 400 more ventilators by Sunday and thousands more in the days to fo...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news
AbstractPurposeThe aim of this study was to identify and characterize immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs)-associated pituitary adverse events (AEs).MethodsThis is a retrospective disproportionality study based on VigiBase, the World Health Organization (WHO) global database of individual case safety reports (ICSRs), with a study period from January 1, 2011 to March 6, 2019. Information component (IC) and reporting odds ratio (ROR) are measures of disproportionate analysis. IC was used to evaluate the association between ICIs and pituitary AEs, while ROR was used to evaluate the differences in reporting of pituitary AEs bet...
Source: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
Authors: Grassi G, Morelli V, Ceriotti F, Polledri E, Fustinoni S, D'Agostino S, Mantovani G, Chiodini I, Arosio M Abstract PURPOSE: The current cut-offs for the diagnosis of adrenal insufficiency (AI) have been established using outdated immunoassays. We compared the cortisol concentrations measured with Roche Cortisol I (R1), the newly available Roche Cortisol II (R2), and liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS), the gold standard procedure to measure steroids in patients undergoing the corticotropin (ACTH) test. METHODS: We enrolled 30 patients (age 47 ± 21 years) ...
Source: Hormones - Category: Endocrinology Tags: Hormones (Athens) Source Type: research
L.A. wine shops pivot to curbside pickup, online meet-ups and lively phone recommendations to stay alive during the coronavirus shutdown.
Source: L.A. Times - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Source Type: news
ConclusionsVitamin B12 levels should be considered during differential diagnosis of neurological symptoms in exclusively breast-fed infants especially if they co-exist with megaloblastic anemia and psychomotor retardation.
Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research
Condition:   Adrenal Insufficiency, Congenital Interventions:   Other: Continuous blood glucose measurement;   Other: Measurement of capillary blood glucose Sponsor:   Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Bartenders out of work are left to figure out what's next.
Source: L.A. Times - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Source Type: news
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