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401. Management of incidental pituitary microadenomas: a cost-effectiveness analysis Full Text available with Trip Pro

and key assumptions The outcome results were as follows: Patients with positive endocrinological symptoms: clinical probability of positive initial PRL test, 0.05 (0.01 - 0.05), with confirmatory PRL test, 0.50 (0.05 - 0.99), with 1 mg dexamethasone suppression test, 0.05 (0.01 - 0.05), with confirmatory urinary free cortisol+ACTH, 0.25 (0.05 - 0.99), with initial IGF-I, 0.05 (0.01 - 0.05), with confirmatory IGF-I, 0.99 (0.05 - 0.99); incidence of neurological symptoms from a pituitary mass, 0.000006 (...) analyses, 2-50 years). Cost items were reported separately. Cost analysis covered the direct medical costs of drugs, tests, hospitalisation, physician fees, etc. The perspective adopted in the cost analysis was reported to be that of society. The sources of cost data were Medicare diagnostic related groups, Medicare physician fee schedules, and the Drug Topics Red Book, published between 1994 and 1995. The date of the price data was 1995. Indirect Costs Not considered. Currency US dollars

1997 NHS Economic Evaluation Database.

404. Enhancing Healthy Adolescent Development

Clinical Nurse Specialist Child and Youth Mental Health Program McMaster Children’s Hospital Hamilton, Ontario Irena Hozjan RN, BScN, MN, NP–Paeds Nurse Practitioner Endocrinology Clinic The Hospital for Sick Children Toronto, Ontario Melanie Laundry RN, BScN Program Coordinator Family Health Team Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit Simcoe, Ontario Catherine Maser RN, MN, NP–Paeds Nurse Practitioner Adolescent Medicine The Hospital for Sick Children Toronto, Ontario Irene Mitchell RN, BScN, MA Lecturer

2002 Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario

405. BAES Guidelines on Training and Management of Endocrine Disease

should be performed by endocrine surgeons or surgeons with an interest in endocrine surgery with appropriate training. This surgery should be carried out in a unit with access to appropriate cytology, pathology, endocrinology and oncology support. PAPILLARY THYROID CANCER DIAGNOSIS The diagnosis may be made or suspected on clinical grounds (usually presenting with a dominant nodule) on preoperative aspiration cytology or a previous operation (e.g. lymph node biopsy, thyroid operation or lung (...) conditions – there is a 50/50 chance of any child of an affected parent inheriting the condition. Surgery for medullar thyroid cancer should be performed by an endocrine surgeon in a unit with access to appropriate support in cytology, biochemistry, clinical and molecular genetics, endocrinology and oncology. DIAGNOSIS The disease may present as a solitary thyroid nodule or as lymph node enlargement. Cytology is characteristic in MTC and should prompt a specific diagnosis. A positive family history

2003 British Association of Endocrine and Thyroid Surgeons

406. APAD2: Effects of Rehabilitation Programme in Adapted Physical Activity (APA) Among Type 2 Diabetics

patients HbA1c > 7%- BMI > 25 to be affiliate disease assurance to give consent written and inform Judgment criteria for physical activity compliance: leisure time physical activity: Modifiable Activity Questionnaire training note-book Judgment criteria for resistance insulin: Crossover (PCGL) HOMA and FIRI index HbA1c Programme test: Rehabilitation programme in Adapted Physical Activity (APA) Programme test period: 6 months Study total period: 28 months Study period for each patient: 18 months Safety (...) may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor. Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00234273 Locations Layout table for location information France Endocrinology, Diabetology and Nutrition - University Hospital of Grenoble Grenoble, Rhone-alpes, France, 38000 Department of Endocrinology, Diabetology and Nutrition Grenoble, Rhône-Alpes, France, 38000 Endocrinology, Diabetology and Nutrition Department

2005 Clinical Trials

407. The Effect of Dietary Sitosterol on Blood Sugar and Cholesterol

function. The Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Nutrition at the University Of Maryland School of Medicine will carry out the genotyping, study volunteer recruitment, cell membrane lipid content analysis, and ex-vivo adipocyte analysis. We hypothesize that carriers of the ABCG8 gene mutation will further improve metabolic syndrome indices when challenged with a high-sitosterol diet, and will regress toward the non-carrier controls when treated with a low-sitosterol diet. Non-carrier controls (...) : Age greater than or equal to 18 years, male or female Genotype ABCG8: G574 (case) or R574 (control) Amish ethnicity (as self-described and from the Fisher's Book) Informed consent (obtained in the presence of the Amish Liaison nurse) Control person: same sex and age +/- 5 years from case EXCLUSION CRITERIA: BMI greater than or equal to 40 kg/m(2) History or symptoms compatible with cardiovascular disease, including hypertension greater than or equal to 140/90 mm Hg or current therapy

2007 Clinical Trials

408. Individual variation in endocrine systems: moving beyond the ‘tyranny of the Golden Mean’ Full Text available with Trip Pro

Individual variation in endocrine systems: moving beyond the ‘tyranny of the Golden Mean’ Twenty years ago, Albert Bennett published a paper in the influential book New directions in ecological physiology arguing that individual variation was an 'underutilized resource'. In this paper, I review our state of knowledge of the magnitude, mechanisms and functional significance of phenotypic variation, plasticity and flexibility in endocrine systems, and argue for a renewed focus on inter (...) -individual variability. This will provide challenges to conventional wisdom in endocrinology itself, e.g. re-evaluation of relatively simple, but unresolved questions such as structure-function relationships among hormones, binding globulins and receptors, and the functional significance of absolute versus relative hormone titres. However, there are also abundant opportunities for endocrinologists to contribute solid mechanistic understanding to key questions in evolutionary biology, e.g. how endocrine

2007 Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences

409. Does testosterone have a role in erectile function? (Abstract)

, endocrinology text books, and hand searching of cross-references from original articles and reviews. Clinical trials, animal studies, case reports, reviews, and guidelines of major associations were included.Animal and preliminary human studies suggest that testosterone may facilitate erection by acting as vasodilator of the penile arterioles and cavernous sinusoids. Following castration, most, but not all, men had partial or complete loss of erection. Hypogonadism is not a common finding in ED, occurring

2006 American Journal of Medicine

410. A.R.T. and history, 1678-1978. (Abstract)

, and a clinician, Patrick Steptoe, who pioneered the successful clinical use of IVF. This article was not intended to be a conventional history of science, but instead has primarily focused on those early discoveries which in the author's opinion were critical to our current understanding of mammalian reproduction. There are some digressions and many omissions necessitated by attempting to cover 300 years in a relatively short essay. In particular, there is no mention of endocrinology because this area has (...) been covered in numerous reviews and books. The main sources of historical information for this article were the authoritative books of Professor Cole (1930), Dr Elizabeth Gasking (1967), Professor John Farley (1982), Dr Fielding H. Garrison (1929) and the Philosophical Transactions of The Royal Society or Letters collated from the latter.

2006 Human Reproduction

411. Terminology used to describe volume expanding resuscitation fluid. (Abstract)

Terminology used to describe volume expanding resuscitation fluid. Many published reports state that the type of resuscitation fluid to be used for volume expansion should be "isotonic crystalloid" or "isotonic fluid". Generally, this terminology refers to normal saline (NS) and lactated Ringer's (LR) solution. This terminology is suboptimal technically since not all "isotonic" crystalloids are sufficient volume expanders. A total of 48 reference books from the areas of general pediatrics (...) , pediatric emergency medicine, emergency medicine, pediatric critical care, pediatric surgery, general surgery, internal medicine, family medicine, adult critical care, obstetrics and gynecology, endocrinology, and life support course manuals were reviewed. The description of fluids for hypovolemic shock, trauma, and diabetic ketoacidosis resuscitation was accurate in 46% of the time.

2006 Resuscitation

412. Thyroid Function Tests

in the healthy adult population is not warranted but more limited screening should be performed in: Neonates, with the heel prick test for congenital hypothyroidism. All patients with diabetes (types 1 and 2) at the time of diagnosis. Women with type 1 diabetes pre-conception, at booking and three months postpartum. Surveillance Surveillance of certain groups is advocated: Women with a history of postpartum thyroiditis (annual TFTs, prenatally and postnatally in future pregnancies). Patients with (annual (...) impairment. [ ] Hypothyroid pregnancies Increased fetal loss and IQ deficits in infants are associated with mothers who had undiagnosed or undertreated hypothyroidism during pregnancy. Thyroxine requirements are also likely to change during pregnancy. It is important that specialist medical-obstetric teams manage such pregnancies. The thyroid status of pregnant hypothyroid patients should be checked: Prior to conception (where possible). At diagnosis of pregnancy. At antenatal booking. At least once

2008 Mentor

413. Antenatal Examinations

with uncomplicated pregnancies should be seen over a schedule of seven appointments. The first antenatal appointment [ ] NICE recommends that the first antenatal appointment take place early in pregnancy (before 12 weeks) and that it may need to be booked as a double appointment due to the large amount of information and assessments that are required. Information must be imparted in a way the woman can understand and backed up with written information, so she is in a position to make informed choices regarding (...) predict preterm birth or cephalopelvic disproportion. It is not recommended. Breast examination [ ] Routine breast examination is not recommended. Weight [ ] The patient should be weighed at booking and her height measured so that her BMI can be calculated as weight in kilograms/(height in metres) 2 . This can be used as a baseline for future weighing where it is clinically indicated. Routine weighing at antenatal appointments is no longer recommended unless there is a clinical indication. Urine

2008 Mentor

414. The American College of Endocrinology and Endocrine Universitytrade mark. Full Text available with Trip Pro

The American College of Endocrinology and Endocrine Universitytrade mark. Subspecialty training in endocrinology depends in part on local expertise, with fellows having "hands-on" experience in some areas but only "book knowledge" in others. To provide more uniform training in new technologies, The American College of Endocrinology developed Endocrine University, which provides on-site didactic and interactive sessions on thyroid ultrasound, bone densitometry, and other topics over 6 to 7 days

2004 Transactions Of The American Clinical And Climatological Association

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