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Archives for April, 2008

Something new with Hashimoto’s encephalopathy

TOPIC: Hashimoto's encephalopathy Title: Anti-thyroperoxidase antibodies from patients with Hashimoto's encephalopathy bind to cerebellar astrocytes. Authors: Blanchin S, Coffin C, Viader F, Ruf J, Carayon P et al. Reference: Journal of Neuroimmunology 192: 13-20, 2007 Summary Background Hashimoto's encephalopathy is a rare and controversial neurological disorder, which is responsive to treatment with corticosteroids and associated […]

New insights into Pendred syndrome

TOPIC: P endrin gene mutation induces poor organification, iodine retention & high deiodinase activity Title: Pendred syndrome in two Galician Families: insights into clinical phenotypes through cellular, genetic and molecular studies. Authors: Palos F, Garcia-Rendueles ME, Araujo-Vilar D, Obregon MJ, Calvo RM et al. Reference: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism 93: 267-277, 2008 Summary […]

Congenital hypothyroidism

TOPIC: Congenital central hypothyroidism Title: Role of the Thyrotropin-Releasing Hormone stimulation test in diagnosis of congenital central hypothyroidism in infants. Authors: V an Tijn DA, de Vijlder JJM, & Vulsma T. Reference: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism 93: 410-419, 2008 Summary Context A shortage of thyroid hormone during prenatal life and the first years […]