Friday, June 17, 2011

Top Endocrine Publications of 2010: The Feline Thyroid Gland

In my fifth compilation of the canine and feline endocrine publications of 2010, I’m moving on to disorders of the feline thyroid gland.

Listed below are 18 research papers written in 2010 that deal with a variety of thyroid gland topics of issues of clinical importance in cats.

These range from the investigations of thyroid ultrasonography (1) to thyroid scintigraphy for hyper- or hypothyroidism (2,6,12); from studies of iodine metabolism in the normal and hyperthyroid cat (4,15) to investigation of G protein activation in the pathogenesis of feline hyperthyroidism (13); from thyroid carcinoma (5) to studies of the use of serum T4 and TSH measurements in the diagnosis and monitoring of thyroid disease (10,14,11,16-18); and from reports of spontaneous feline hypothyroidism (2,7) to investigations of the effect of hypothyroidism on renal function in cats (8,16-18).

  1. Barberet V, Baeumlin Y, Taeymans O, et al. Pre- and posttreatment ultrasonography of the thyroid gland in hyperthyroid cats. Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound 2010;51:324-330.
  2. Blois SL, Abrams-Ogg AC, Mitchell C, et al. Use of thyroid scintigraphy and pituitary immunohistochemistry in the diagnosis of spontaneous hypothyroidism in a mature cat. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery 2010;12:156-160.
  3. Blois SL, Dickie EL, Kruth SA, et al. Multiple endocrine diseases in cats: 15 cases (1997-2008). Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery 2010;12:637-642.
  4. Edinboro CH, Scott-Moncrieff JC, Glickman LT. Feline hyperthyroidism: potential relationship with iodine supplement requirements of commercial cat foods. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery 2010;12:672-679.
  5. Knowles S, Uhl EW, Blas-Machado U, et al. Intrapericardial ectopic thyroid carcinoma in a cat. Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation 2010;22:1010-1013.
  6. Lee WR, Pease AP, Berry CR. The effects of iohexol administration on technetium thyroid scintigraphy in normal cats. Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound 2010;51:182-185.
  7. Quante S, Fracassi F, Gorgas D, et al. Congenital hypothyroidism in a kitten resulting in decreased IGF-I concentration and abnormal liver function tests. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery 2010;12:487-490.
  8. van Hoek IM, Vandermeulen E, Peremans K, et al. Thyroid stimulation with recombinant human thyrotropin in healthy cats, cats with non-thyroidal illness and in cats with low serum thyroxin and azotaemia after treatment of hyperthyroidism. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery 2010;12:117-121.
  9. Vandermeulen E, De Sadeleer C, Piepsz A, et al. Determination of optimal sampling times for a two blood sample clearance method using (51)Cr-EDTA in cats. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery 2010;12:577-583.
  10. Vieira AB, Castro MCN, Freire IMA, et al. Measurement of serum total thyroxine by chemiluminescence method in clinically healthy cats. Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Research and Animal Science 2010; 47:224-230.
  11. Wakeling J. Use of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) in cats. The Canadian Veterinary Journal 2010;51:33-34.
  12. Wallack S, Metcalf M, Skidmore A, et al. Calculation and usage of the thyroid to background ratio on the pertechnetate thyroid scan. Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound 2010;51:554-560.
  13. Ward CR, Windham WR, Dise D. Evaluation of activation of G proteins in response to thyroid stimulating hormone in thyroid gland cells from euthyroid and hyperthyroid cats. American Journal of Veterinary Research 2010;71:643-648.
  14. Wasser SK, Azkarate JC, Booth RK, et al. Non-invasive measurement of thyroid hormone in feces of a diverse array of avian and mammalian species. General and Comparative Endocrinology 2010;168:1-7.
  15. Wedekind KJ, Blumer ME, Huntington CE, et al. The feline iodine requirement is lower than the 2006 NRC recommended allowance. Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition 2010;94:527-539.
  16. Williams TL, Elliott J, Syme HM. Association of iatrogenic hypothyroidism with azotemia and reduced survival time in cats treated for hyperthyroidism. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine 2010;24:1086-1092.
  17. Williams TL, Peak KJ, Brodbelt D, et al. Survival and the development of azotemia after treatment of hyperthyroid cats. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine 2010;24:863-869.
  18. Williams TL, Elliott J, Syme HM. Iatrogenic hypothyroidism (IH) contributes to the development of azotemia in hyperthyroid cats. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine 2010;24:684.

No comments: