Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Top Endocrine Publications of 2012: The Feline Thyroid Gland

In my sixth compilation of the canine and feline endocrine publications of 2012, I’m moving on to disorders of the feline thyroid gland.

Listed below are 18 papers published in 2012 that deal with a variety of thyroid gland topics of issues of clinical importance in cats.

These range from an investigation of the antioxidant status of cats with hyperthyroidism (1) to studies of adrenal size and function in hyperthyroidism (4,14); from the role of cadmium in the development of feline hypertension (5) to studies of the role of environmental contaminants (such as the brominated flame retardants) in the development of feline hyperthyroidism (6,9,11-13); and, from the influence of L-carnitine on metabolic function in cats (3) to a study of leptin levels before and after treatment of hyperthyroidism (7).

Other studies included a review of the use of recombinant human TSH in diagnosis and treatment of thyroid disease (2) to an in-depth investigation of calcium and phosphate homeostasis in hyperthyroid cats (17); and from the development of more accurate methods to calculate the thyroid tumor volume in hyperthyroid cats (16) to the role of dietary iodine in thyroid function in normal and hyperthyroid cats (18).

  1. Branter E, Drescher N, Padilla M, et al. Antioxidant status in hyperthyroid cats before and after radioiodine treatment. J Vet Intern Med 2012;26:582-588. 
  2. Campos M, van Hoek I, Peremans K, et al. Recombinant human thyrotropin in veterinary medicine: current use and future perspectives. J Vet Intern Med 2012;26:853-862. 
  3. Center SA, Warner KL, Randolph JF, et al. Influence of dietary supplementation with l-carnitine on metabolic rate, fatty acid oxidation, body condition, and weight loss in overweight cats. Am J Vet Res 2012;73:1002-1015. 
  4. Combes A, Vandermeulen E, Duchateau L, et al. Ultrasonographic measurements of adrenal glands in cats with hyperthyroidism. Vet Radiol Ultrasound 2012;53:210-216. 
  5. Finch NC, Syme HM, Elliott J. Association of urinary cadmium excretion with feline hypertension. Vet Rec 2012;170:125. 
  6. Guo W, Park JS, Wang Y, et al. High polybrominated diphenyl ether levels in California house cats: house dust a primary source? Environ Toxicol Chem 2012;31:301-306.  
  7. Jaillardon L, Burger M, Siliart B. Leptin levels in hyperthyroid cats before and after treatment. Vet Rec 2012;170:155. 
  8. Menaut P, Connolly DJ, Volk A, et al. Circulating natriuretic peptide concentrations in hyperthyroid cats. J Small Anim Pract 2012;53;673-378. 
  9. Mensching DA, Slater M, Scott JW, et al. The feline thyroid gland: a model for endocrine disruption by polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs)? J Toxicol Environ Health A 2012;75:201-212. 
  10. Nelson LL, Coelho JC, Mietelka K, et al. Pharyngeal pouch and cleft remnants in the dog and cat: a case series and review. J Am Anim Hosp Assoc 2012;48:105-112. 
  11. Norrgran J, Athanassiadis I, Jones B, et al. Are serum levels of brominated flame retardants and thyroid status correlated in cats? Organohalogen Compd 2012.
  12. Norrgran J, Jones B, Lindquist NG, et al. Decabromobiphenyl, polybrominated diphenyl ethers, and brominated phenolic compounds in serum of cats diagnosed with the endocrine disease feline hyperthyroidism. Arch Environ Contam Toxicol 2012;63:161-168. 
  13. Peterson M. Hyperthyroidism in cats: What's causing this epidemic of thyroid disease and can we prevent it? J Feline Med Surg 2012;14:804-818. 
  14. Ramspott S, Hartmann K, Sauter-Louis C, et al. Adrenal function in cats with hyperthyroidism. J Feline Med Surg 2012;14:262-266. 
  15. Scott-Moncrieff JC. Thyroid disorders in the geriatric veterinary patient. Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract 2012;42:707-725.
  16. Volckaert V, Vandermeulen E, Saunders JH, et al. Scintigraphic thyroid volume calculation in hyperthyroid cats. J Feline Med Surg 2012;14:889-894. 
  17. Williams TL, Elliott J, Syme HM. Calcium and phosphate homeostasis in hyperthyroid cats - associations with development of azotaemia and survival time. J Small Anim Pract 2012;53:561-571. 
  18. Zicker S, Schoenherr B. Focus on nutrition: the role of iodine in nutrition and metabolism. Compendium 2012;October:E1-E4.

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