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“The relation between thyrotoxicosis, the clinical syndrome resulting from exposure to excessive thyroid hormone concentrations, and the sympathetic nervous system remains enigmatic. Nevertheless, beta-adrenergic blockers are widely used to manage severe thyrotoxicosis. Recent experiments show that the effects of thyrotoxicosis on hepatic glucose production and insulin sensitivity Selonsertib mouse can be modulated by selective hepatic sympathetic and parasympathetic denervation. Indeed, thyroid hormone stimulates hepatic glucose production via a sympathetic pathway, a novel central pathway for thyroid hormone action. Rodent studies suggest that similar neural routes exist for thyroid
hormone analogues (e.g. thyronamines). Further elucidation of central effects of thyroid hormone on autonomic outflow to metabolic organs, including the thyroid and brown adipose tissue, will add to our understanding of hyperthyroidism.”
“Objective: It is commonly believed that especially higher-risk patients benefit from off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting. However, analyses
from several registries give different results. A common shortcoming of all those analyses is the fact that they concentrate on evidence from nonrandomized trials.
Methods: In an ecologic analysis, we included all randomized trials comparing the on-and off-pump techniques until January 2011. By logistic regression, we investigated whether the effect of off-pump AMP deaminase surgery on mortality, myocardial infarction, stroke, and atrial fibrillation is modified across the range of the 3 risk factors: age, proportion of women, and ejection fraction.
Results: Eighty-six studies with a total population of 9906 patients reported on at least 1 risk factor and 1 outcome. We found a superiority of the off-pump technique in patients with lower ejection fraction values for the outcomes mortality and atrial fibrillation. No effect modification was seen for the risk factors age and proportion of women.
Conclusions: Our ecologic analysis of nearly 10,000 patients from 86 randomized trials found a superiority of the off-pump technique in patients with lower ejection fraction values, especially for the most valid outcome of mortality.