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Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Syndromes in Children
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Source: eMedicineHealth.com - November 8, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Understanding the New Thyroid Cancer Screening Guidelines
Treatment TermsThyroid cancer Author Samiha Khanna Overview The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommended in May 2017 that doctors should not screen adults who don't have signs or symptoms of thyroid cancer. Screening is performed either by feeling the neck for lumps or using an ultrasound to look at the thyroid. What does this mean for you? Julie Ann Sosa, MD, Duke ’s chief of endocrine surgery, explains what you need to know about the new thyroid cancer screening guidelines. Content Blocks Content Section Features Text Content Header What Prompted the New Guidelines? ContentThe updated  g...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - May 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Life expectancy low in MEN1 duodenopancreatic neuroendocrine tumor liver metastases
Half of patients with multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN1), who developed duodenopancreatic neuroendocrine tumor liver metastases died within 10 years, according to a study inEndocrine Practice.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 15, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Sharpen your USMLE skills with this top missed test prep question
A top priority for medical students is preparing for the United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE), which is why each month, we’re giving you an exclusive scoop on the most challenging USMLE questions and expert strategies to help you beat them. This month’s question explores pathophysiology. Think you know the answer? Check out the question that stumped most of your peers—and hear an expert video explanation of the answer from Kaplan Medical. Welcome to the second post in AMA Wire’s series, “Tutor talk: Tips from Kaplan on the most missed USMLE questions.” Each month, we’ll r...
Source: AMA Wire - October 19, 2015 Category: Journals (General) Authors: amamod Source Type: news

Register and apply for funding opportunities to attend ENU 2015
Endocrine Nurse Update 2015 will have a new spring date due to the move of the SfE BES annual conference to the autumn. Next year it will be held in Birmingham, from 16-17 March 2015 If you are a Nurse Member and require funding assistance, you can apply for an SfE conference grant now. New criteria means that even new Nurse Members may apply immediately for an SfE conference grant to attend Endocrine Nurse Update 2015. At the 15 December 2014 conference grant deadline, we will consider applications for Endocrine Nurse Update 2015 and a number of other meetings. Since these applications are granted on a first come, firs...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 19, 2014 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Two Genes Add to Breast Cancer Risk (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Breast cancer risk increased by five to nine times in women who had mutations in a gene related to BRCA2, one group of investigators reported, while another implicated the multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 tumor-suppressor gene in the disease. (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - August 7, 2014 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

MENIN regulates MAFA expression
The protein MENIN is the product of the multiple endocrine neoplasia type I (MEN1) gene. Altered MENIN expression is one of the few events that are clearly associated with foregut neuroendocrine tumours (NETs), as classical oncogenes or tumour suppressors are not involved. One of the current challenges is to understand how alteration of MENIN expression contributes to the development of these tumours. Hamze and colleagues hypothesised that MENIN might regulate factors maintaining endocrine-differentiated functions. Choosing the insulinoma model, a paradigmatic example of well-differentiated pancreatic NETs, they studied wh...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 10, 2013 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Brain abnormalities after Cushing’s disease
The protein MENIN is the product of the multiple endocrine neoplasia type I (MEN1) gene. Altered MENIN expression is one of the few events that are clearly associated with foregut neuroendocrine tumours (NETs), as classical oncogenes or tumour suppressors are not involved. One of the current challenges is to understand how alteration of MENIN expression contributes to the development of these tumours. Hamze and colleagues hypothesised that MENIN might regulate factors maintaining endocrine-differentiated functions. Choosing the insulinoma model, a paradigmatic example of well-differentiated pancreatic NETs, they studied wh...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 10, 2013 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Inherited Endocrine Tumor Syndrome Linked To Much-Studied Cell Pathway
A mutation in a protein called menin causes a hereditary cancer syndrome called MEN1 (multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1). Individuals with MEN1 are at a substantially increased risk of developing neuroendocrine tumors, including cancer of the pancreatic islet cells that secrete insulin. Yet knowing these connections and doing something to improve fighting the syndrome are two different things... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 27, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

What Causes Constipation?
Discussion Constipation generally is defined as infrequent or painful defecation. Constipation can be very disturbing to the patient and family who believe the stools are too infrequent, too hard or too difficult to pass. Most children develop constipation after the child begins to associate pain (e.g. a hard bowel movement) with defecation. The child then begins to withhold the stools trying to decrease the defecation discomfort. As stool withholding continues, the rectum dilates and gradually accommodates with the normal defecation urge disappearing. Passing large hard stools infrequently reinforces the defecation pain. ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - February 25, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Donna M. D'Alessandro, M.D. Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

AMEND Research Fund
AMEND (the Association for Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Disorders) wishes to support research and is providing up to £10,000 per year to enable medical researchers to supplement an existing project or pump-prime new research ideas. The successful project must be specifically directed to the study of endocrine tumours within the context of multiple endocrine neoplasia. This award is currently only available to projects carried out within the United Kingdom and Eire. The 2013 deadline for applications is 30 April 2013. For further information and criteria, please follow the link below. AMEND Research Fund (Source: So...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 23, 2013 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news