Hypothalamic dysfunction

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Hypothalamic dysfunction

Hypothalamic dysfunction refers to a condition in which the hypothalamus is not working properly. The hypothalamus produces hormones that control body temperature, hunger, moods, release of hormones from many glands such as the pituitary gland, sex drive, sleep, and thirst. The signs and symptoms patients have vary depending on the hormones missing. A number of different causes including anorexia, bleeding, genetic disorder, tumors, and more have been linked to hypothalamic dysfunction. Treatment depends on the cause of the hypothalamic dysfunction.
 

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Hypothalamic dysfunction" returned 30 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Rapid-onset obesity, hypoventilation, hypothalamic dysfunction, autonomic dysregulation and neuroendocrine tumor syndrome with a homogenous enlargement of the pituitary gland: a case report.
 

Author(s): Lama Aljabban, Lina Kassab, Nour Alhuda Bakoura, Mohammad Fayez Alsalka, Ismaeil Maksoud

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Rapid-onset obesity with hypoventilation, hypothalamic dysfunction, and autonomic dysregulation syndrome is a rare pediatric disorder with a variable sequence of clinical presentations, undefined etiology, and high risk of mortality. Our patient presented an unusual course of the ...

Last Updated: 23 Nov 2016

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Rapid-onset obesity, hypothalamic dysfunction, hypoventilation, and autonomic dysregulation in Saudi Arabia.
 

Author(s): Adel S Al-Harbi, Abdullah Al-Shamrani, Baha A Al-Shawwa

Journal: Saudi Med J. 2016 Nov;37(11):1258-1260.

 

Rapid-onset obesity, hypothalamic dysfunction, hypoventilation, and autonomic dysregulation (ROHHAD) is a rare disease, but could be fatal if not diagnosed early. It mimics many other diseases and it may take few years after the onset of rapid obesity to have the other clinical features. ...

Last Updated: 20 Oct 2016

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Psychiatric Symptoms in Rapid-onset Obesity with Hypothalamic Dysfunction, Hypoventilation, and Autonomic Dysregulation Syndrome and its Treatment: A Case Report.
 

Author(s): Habib Erensoy, Mehmet Emin Ceylan, Alper Evrensel

Journal: Chin. Med. J.. 2016 Jan;129(2):242-3.

 

Last Updated: 2 Feb 2016

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The terms "Hypothalamic dysfunction" returned 6 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Hypothalamic Dysfunction and Multiple Sclerosis: Implications for Fatigue and Weight Dysregulation.
 

Author(s): Kevin G Burfeind, Vijayshree Yadav, Daniel L Marks

Journal: Curr Neurol Neurosci Rep. 2016 Nov;16(11):98.

 

Signs and symptoms of multiple sclerosis are usually attributed to demyelinating lesions in the spinal cord or cerebral cortex. The hypothalamus is a region that is often overlooked yet controls many important homeostatic functions, including those that are perturbed in multiple sclerosis. ...

Last Updated: 27 Sep 2016

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[Hypothalamic dysfunction in obesity].
 

Author(s): Simone van de Sande-Lee, Licio A Velloso

Journal: Arq Bras Endocrinol Metabol. 2012 Aug;56(6):341-50.

 

Obesity, defined as abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that may impair life quality, is one of the major public health problems worldwide. It results from an imbalance between food intake and energy expenditure. The control of energy balance in animals and humans is performed ...

Last Updated: 19 Sep 2012

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Rapid-onset obesity with hypothalamic dysfunction, hypoventilation and autonomic dysregulation (ROHHAD): a case with additional features and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): H B Chew, L H Ngu, W T Keng

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A rare syndrome of rapid-onset obesity with hypothalamic dysfunction, hypoventilation and autonomic dysregulation (ROHHAD) has been recently described. We report the first patient with this syndrome in Southeast Asia and review reported cases to date. Our patient was good health with ...

Last Updated: 20 Jun 2012

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

International Rapid-onset Obesity With Hypothalamic Dysfunction, Hypoventilation & Autonomic Dysregulation (ROHHAD) Registry
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: ROHHAD; Rapid-Onset Obesity With Hypothalamic Dysfunction, Hypoventilation, and Autonomic Dysregulation

 

Last Updated: 28 Apr 2017

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Last Updated: 17 May 2016

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Reproductive Hormones During Sustained Administration of Kisspeptin
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Fertility Disorders; Hypothalamic Dysfunction

 

Last Updated: 31 Aug 2016

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