Prof. Peter G. FEDOR-FREYBERGH, MD, DSc, Dr.h.c. mult
Neuro Endocrinol Lett. 2021 Dec 21;42(8):501-502. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTOur dear Professor, the Editor-in-Chief of Neuroendocrinology Letters (NEL) has left us. We, the Editors, Associated Editors and the Editorial Board continue our work without interruption and will follow the steps and traditions established by Professor Fedor-Freybergh, point to point, without exception. As it was, so will it be. On this sad occasion, we would like to reproduce some excerpts from an article published in Activitas Nervosa Superior Rediviva (ANSR), on the occasion of Professor Fedor-Freybergh's 80th birthday: "Let us to note - at...
Source: Neuroendocrinology Letters - May 21, 2022 Category: Endocrinology Authors: L Maas Source Type: research

A retrospective observational study on cases of  anaplastic brain tumors treated with the Di Bella Method: A rationale and effectiveness
In conclusion, the multi-strategic objectives of DBM are inhibiting the proliferative-invasiveness and neoplastic angiogenesis, silencing the survival system of cancer stem cells, enhancing the immunomodulatory and antioxidant activities, improving vitality and efficiency of normal cells, and depressing the efficiency and vitality of neoplastic ones.PMID:35490357 (Source: Neuroendocrinology Letters)
Source: Neuroendocrinology Letters - May 1, 2022 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Giuseppe Di Bella Vittoria Borghetto Elena Costanzo Source Type: research

Transient myopia as rare condition after neurosurgery
Neuro Endocrinol Lett. 2021 Nov 30;42(7):484-488.ABSTRACTRefractive changes may be caused by systemic diseases such as diabetes mellitus, lupus erythematosus, or hypothyroidism. However, refractive changes following the removal of a brain tumour have not been reported. In our case report, we describe a young woman without any systemic disease. She came to the emergency department in our hospital, where she reported a headache on admission and no other difficulties. Vital computer tomography was performed at the emergency outpatient clinic. The frontoparietal round hypodense lesion with an indicated dense margin - suspiciou...
Source: Neuroendocrinology Letters - May 1, 2022 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Kristina Horkovicova Milan Liska Paulina Plesnikova Zuzana Pridavkova Alena Furdova Source Type: research

The effect of the ketogenic diet on leptin, chemerin and resistin levels in children with epilepsy
CONCLUSIONS: Modification of pro-inflammatory adipocytokine levels is potentially one of the mechanisms of anticonvulsant effects of KD in children with refractory epilepsy.PMID:35490359 (Source: Neuroendocrinology Letters)
Source: Neuroendocrinology Letters - May 1, 2022 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Marcin Chyra Elzbieta Swietochowska Karolina Gorska-Flak Magdalena Dudzinska Joanna Oswiecimska Source Type: research

Cerebellar syndrome as a complication of COVID-19 disease
Neuro Endocrinol Lett. 2021 Dec 21;42(8):508-511. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTCOVID-19 disease is caused by the new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. The disease first appeared in China in 2019 and quickly spread throughout the world. It primarily affects the respiratory tract, manifested by fever, cough and the development of dyspnoea, but the symptoms and complications can affect any organ system. Neurological symptoms include headaches, muscle and joint pain, taste and smell disorders. Complications include inflammatory diseases of the central nervous system, ataxia, peripheral nerve and muscle diseases, worsening of extrapyram...
Source: Neuroendocrinology Letters - May 1, 2022 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Robin S ín Dalibor Sedlacek Patrik Christian Cmorej David Peran David Peran David Peran David Peran Source Type: research

Baicalin inhibits inflammation and apoptosis of interstitial cells of Cajal by targeting the NF- κB-mediated AMPK/Erk/Akt pathway in an ulcerative colitis rat model
CONCLUSION: Baicalin treatment improved ulcerative colitis symptoms and decreased inflammation and apoptosis of interstitial cells of Cajal. Baicalin treatment inhibited inflammation and apoptosis of interstitial cells of Cajal by targeting the NF-κB pathway in an ulcerative colitis rat model, which may serve as a potential agent for the treatment of ulcerative colitis.PMID:35490418 (Source: Neuroendocrinology Letters)
Source: Neuroendocrinology Letters - May 1, 2022 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Wei-Ping Bi Hui-Bin Man Source Type: research

Phenomenon of hypoglycemia unawareness in patients with insulinoma - single center experience
CONCLUSION: We described the phenomenon of unawareness to hypoglycemia in the patients with insulinoma. This has not been recognized in insulinoma patients yet since available evidence mostly relates to type I diabetic patients. It might lead to higher morbidity and diagnostic delay. Further studies with prospective evaluation should be performed to further confirm relatively high prevalence in patients with insulinoma.PMID:35490419 (Source: Neuroendocrinology Letters)
Source: Neuroendocrinology Letters - May 1, 2022 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Lenka Nosakova Peter Banovcin Martin Duricek Peter Uhrik Janka Bozikova Michal Demeter Rudol Hyrdel Source Type: research

Primary hyperparathyroidism in pregnancy: a case of successful parathyroidectomy in the third trimester
We present a case of a 32-year-old woman who was admitted to our hospital with severe hypercalcemia in the 36th week of her first pregnancy. Conventional bilateral neck exploration was performed and parathyroid adenoma was removed. The surgical procedure was tolerated well by the mother, and she delivered a healthy girl 10 days after surgery. The newborn had mild hypocalcemia that required minimal substitution postnatally; however, no tetany occurred. This case demonstrates that parathyroidectomy in the third trimester followed by spontaneous delivery may be performed safely.PMID:35490420 (Source: Neuroendocrinology Letters)
Source: Neuroendocrinology Letters - May 1, 2022 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Ivan Brychta Alexander Mayer Michal Gergel Marian Vidiscak Karol Plank Source Type: research

Association between single nucleotide polymorphisms in non-coding regions of the insulin (INS) gene and schizophrenia
CONCLUSION: These findings are of interest, as the two SNPs - rs5505 and rs3842749 - may have regulatory function on the coding of insulin and C-peptide, against which increased antibody reactivity has been previously reported in schizophrenia.PMID:35490421 (Source: Neuroendocrinology Letters)
Source: Neuroendocrinology Letters - May 1, 2022 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Clostridium septicum foot gangrene associated with colorectal cancer
CONCLUSION: Clostridium septicum and Streptococcus gallolyticus infections are rare in clinical practice. However, their presence can be a first paraneoplastic symptom, and therefore the doctor should look for a possible oncological disease when they are detected. The main diagnostic methods include colonoscopy and imaging, especially CT scan.PMID:35490422 (Source: Neuroendocrinology Letters)
Source: Neuroendocrinology Letters - May 1, 2022 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Cognitive development in 5 years old children is associated with prenatal oxidative stress
CONCLUSIONS: Lipid peroxidation in maternal plasma at the time of delivery has an adverse effect on the results of psychological cognitive tests in five years old children.PMID:35490423 (Source: Neuroendocrinology Letters)
Source: Neuroendocrinology Letters - May 1, 2022 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research