Is Thyroid Hormone Dangerously Overprescribed in Older Patients?

WEDNESDAY, April 1, 2020 -- Thyroid hormone replacement therapy is commonly prescribed when blood tests show a dip in thyroid hormone levels, but new research suggests it may not always be the best choice for older adults. The long-term study found...
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Related Links:

Conclusion: This work demonstrated that E2-csUCNP@MSN-EDTA alleviates the side effect of hormone therapy while maintaining its therapeutic efficacy, which has great potential for developing the next generation of methods for osteoporosis treatment.
Source: Theranostics - Category: Molecular Biology Authors: Tags: Research Paper Source Type: research
Authors: Chen M, Zhou W, Xu W Abstract BACKGROUND: Since the outbreak of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in December 2019, it has affected over 200 countries, areas, or territories in six continents. At present, whether COVID-19 has an effect on thyroid function is unclear. The aim of this study was to evaluate thyroid function in patients with COVID-19. METHODS: Clinical manifestations, laboratory results, and chest computed tomography scans were retrospectively reviewed for 50 patients with laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 without a h...
Source: Thyroid : official journal of the American Thyroid Association - Category: Endocrinology Tags: Thyroid Source Type: research
ann Endometrial cancer is the most common gynecologic cancer and is predominantly endocrine-related. The role of unopposed estrogen in the development of endometrial cancer has been investigated in numerous studies. Different reproductive factors such as younger age at menarche, late age at menopause, infertility, nulliparity, age of birth of the first child, and long-term use of unopposed estrogens during hormone replacement therapy have been associated with an increased risk of endometrial cancer. In contrast, there is a growing body of evidence for a protective role of oral contraceptives. Most of the published data...
Source: Cancers - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
Conditions:   Menopause;   Hormone Replacement Therapy Interventions:   Drug: Oral hormone therapy (estradiol and micronized natural progesterone);   Drug: Non-oral hormone therapy (estradiol and micronized natural progesterone) Sponsor:   Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
ConclusionsEpidemiological evidence is rather consistent suggesting that there is a positive association between HRT use and MD with the highest increase in MD among current users, and CEP users. Our results suggest that due to increase in MD and masking effect, current E  + P users may require additional screening procedures, shorter screening intervals, or using advanced imaging techniques.
Source: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Conclusion: With clinical evidence summarized by NMA, it is observed that acupuncture is the most promising therapy for improving menopausal symptoms, decreasing serum follicle-stimulating hormone and luteinizing hormone level. Therefore, acupuncture could be effective for patients with POF, who are intolerant to the adverse effects of hormone replacement therapy or who would prefer non-drug therapies. Further multi-center and high-quality RCT studies should be conducted to make our conclusion more rigorous.
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Source Type: research
GBM cell line impedance alterations when different concentrations of Progesterone were administered. AbstractWhile pregnancy may accelerate glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) growth, parity and progesterone (P4) containing treatments (ie, hormone replacement therapy) reduce the risk of GBM development. In parallel, low and high doses of P4 exert stimulating and inhibitory actions on GBM growth, respectively. The mechanisms behind the high ‐dose P4‐suppression of GBM growth is unknown. In the present study, we assessed the changes in growth and proteomic profiles when high‐dose P4 (100 and 300 µM) was administer...
Source: Cancer Medicine - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL RESEARCH Source Type: research
In this study, we investigated by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) the effects of either immediate or delayed estradiol hormone therapy on cognition and neuroanatomy following ovo-hysterectomy (OvH) of aged, female rhesus macaques on an obesogenic diet. The macaques were followed for 2.5 years after ovo-hysterectomy, with four time points at which anatomical MRIs were acquired. Analysis of hippocampal volumes revealed an interaction between time point and treatment; hippocampal volumes in the delayed estrogen group, but not the immediate estrogen group, increased over time compared to those in untreated controls. Performan...
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Natarajan MuthukumarNeurology India 2020 68(7):72-78 Pituitary apoplexy (PA) is a rare, usually vision-threatening and occasionally life-threatening entity. The exact incidence of PA in large series of pituitary adenomas is variable; however, it is more common in macroadenomas and nonfunctioning adenomas though it has been reported rarely in microadenomas. There are several well-known precipitating factors for PA including the use of anticoagulants, surgery, head trauma, pregnancy, etc. The typical clinical presentation is characterized by the near universal presence of headache with or without the following: visual distu...
Source: Neurology India - Category: Neurology Authors: Source Type: research
No abstract available
Source: European Journal of Cancer Prevention - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Research paper: Breast cancer Source Type: research
More News: General Medicine | Hormone Replacement Therapy | Hormones | Study | Thyroid