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Yamada M - - 2005
BACKGROUND/AIM: Recent studies have demonstrated that tear lipocalin (TL) and phospholipids have a crucial role in maintaining tear film stability. The level of TL in patients with meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) was examined and these data were correlated with the severity of their clinical disorder. METHODS: 12 patients with obstructive ...
Michelin Kristiane - - 2005
Gaucher disease (GD) is a sphingolipidosis caused by a genetic defect that leads to glucocerebrosidase (beta-glucosidase) deficiency. Between January 1982 and October 2003, 1,081 blood samples from patients suspected of having GD were referred for biochemical analysis. The activities of the enzymes beta-glucosidase (beta-glu) and chitotriosidase (CT) were measured in ...
Ma Chao - - 2005
The long-term monitoring of patients with differentiated thyroid carcinoma (DTC) is essential throughout the patient's life after total or nearly total thyroidectomy followed by 131I remnant ablation and thyroid hormone suppression of thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH). Sensitive surveillance for DTC recurrences and metastases includes radioiodine diagnostic whole-body scanning (DWBS) and measurement ...
Rehman Shakaib U - - 2005
Thyroid disorders are common in the elderly and are associated with significant morbidity if left untreated. Typical symptoms may be absent and may be erroneously attributed to normal aging or coexisting disease. Physical examination of the thyroid gland may not be helpful, as the gland is often shrunken and difficult ...
Chang Eli L - - 2005
PURPOSE: To describe a series of patients with acquired epiblepharon secondary to thyroid-related orbitopathy. METHODS: Retrospective case series of 9 patients with thyroid-related orbitopathy who had epiblepharon. RESULTS: Seven patients had epiblepharon in both lower eyelids and 2 patients had it in one lower eyelid. Six of the 9 patients ...
Shahbazian H B - - 2005
Post-partum thyroiditis (PPT) is an autoimmune disorder of the thyroid gland, which occurs in the first year after parturition. This study was designed to evaluate sonographic characteristics in a group of PPT patients in Tehran. The study group consisted of 119 PPT patients and 97 normal post-partum women as the ...
Caraccio N - - 2005
Conflicting data have been reported on the association between interferon (IFN)-beta therapy of multiple sclerosis (MS) patients and thyroid disease development. The goals of this study are as follows: to assess the actual occurrence of thyroid dysfunction and autoimmunity during long-term IFN-beta therapy; to establish the possible presence of predictive ...
Qari Faiza A - - 2005
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to assess the clinical presentation of 23 patients with subacute thyroiditis (SAT) and the diagnostic value of radionuclear scan. METHODS: This is a cohort study, which consists of 23 patients with a suspected diagnosis of subacute thyroiditis. The study was carried out in ...
Kutlay Sim - - 2005
There are various changes in the thyroid gland and its function in chronic renal failure (CRF). These changes include lower levels of circulating thyroid hormone, altered peripheral hormone metabolism, decreased binding to carrier proteins, possible reduction in tissue hormone content, and increased iodine storage in the thyroid gland. The decrease ...
Gaudino Rossella - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: To determine the proportion of the various types of thyroid disorders among newborns detected by the neonatal TSH screening programme, with a normally located thyroid gland. Patients and methods Of the 882 575 infants screened in our centre between 1981 and 2002, 85 infants with a normally located gland ...
Qari Faiza A - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to provide epidemiological data and summarize the different modalities of management of multinodular goiters (MNG) in the Western Province of Saudi Arabia (KSA). METHODS: A total of 135 patients had MNG, which were diagnosed by ultrasonography at King Abdul-Aziz University Hospital in Jeddah, ...
Hocevar A - - 2005
OBJECTIVES: To reveal typical ultrasonographic (US) changes in major salivary glands associated with Sjogren's syndrome (SS) and to determine the diagnostic value of a novel US scoring system. METHODS: In 218 consecutive patients with suspected SS, US of both parotid and submandibular salivary glands was performed besides the regular diagnostic ...
Freeman Simon R M - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: To assess the otolaryngologic manifestations of Sögren's syndrome (SS). DESIGN: A retrospective case study. SETTING: The Toronto Hospital. METHOD: Case note review of 196 patients evaluated in a multidisciplinary clinic for this disease. Patients were retrospectively classified according to the revised international classification. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: The prevalence of ...
Ming Jeffrey E - - 2005
Kabuki syndrome is associated with abnormalities in multiple organ systems. While many of the anomalies are congenital malformations, other clinical manifestations may not appear until later in childhood. Among these associated conditions, autoimmune abnormalities have been described in several patients. These include idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), hemolytic anemia, thyroiditis, and ...
RuchaƂa Marek - - 2005
The aim of the study was to analyze the effectiveness of radioactive 131I in hyperthyroid patients with confirmed lowered iodine uptake as compared to patients with an uptake of over 30%. We retrospectively analyzed 53 consecutive patients aged from 29 to 84 (mean age 60 years) suffering from hyperthyroidism caused ...
Cerillo Alfredo Giuseppe - - 2005
The non-thyroidal illness syndrome (NTIS) is considered a transient and completely reversible phenomenon, but it has been shown that it may last for several days postoperatively after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery. This study was undertaken to assess thyroid function 6 months after uncomplicated CABG. The thyroid profile was ...
Kozdag Guliz - - 2005
Abnormalities in thyroid function are frequent in patients with heart failure and are associated with increased mortality. However, the relation between thyroid hormone levels and echocardiographic parameters has not been investigated sufficiently. The aims of this study were to investigate the correlations of thyroid hormone levels with echocardiographic parameters and ...
Pitoia Fabián - - 2005
Among bullous diseases, pemphigus vulgaris (PV) is a classical variety of this type of skin disorders. To establish the real prevalence of thyroid abnormalities in such a disease, a prospective study was developed. For this reason, thyroid evaluation was performed in 15 consecutive patients who attended the Dermatology Clinic for ...
Haveman Jan Willem - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Findings of mediastinal uptake of 131I after surgical treatment for differentiated thyroid carcinoma (DTC) are common, especially in young patients. Given the frequency of false-positive findings, a protocol for diagnostic and therapeutic strategies would be useful. With the goal of accurately selecting management strategies, the authors analyzed their data ...
Teunissen Jaap J M - - 2005
In patients with progressive metastatic (or recurrent) differentiated thyroid carcinoma (DTC) who do not respond to radioiodine therapy or do not show uptake on radioiodine scintigraphy, treatment options are few. Because these tumors may express somatostatin receptors, peptide receptor radionuclide therapy might be effective. We evaluated the therapeutic efficacy of ...
Yamashita Hiroto - - 2005
Risk factors for distant metastasis were studied in 82 patients with follicular thyroid carcinoma (FTC). Metastases to either the lung or bone existing at the time of presentation were confirmed by I-131 radio-iodine uptake in 10 patients. FTC with an insular component was found in eight patients. Univariate analysis of ...
Choi Jin-Ho - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Endocrine abnormalities, including hypocalcemia, thyroid dysfunction, and short stature, are associated with chromosome 22q11.2 microdeletion syndrome. This study was undertaken to examine the frequencies and clinical features of endocrine abnormalities in patients with 22q11.2 microdeletion syndrome. METHODS: We analyzed 61 patients with 22q11.2 microdeletion syndrome diagnosed based on the ...
De Bellis A - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: In Graves' ophthalmopathy (GO) intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1) is thought to play a key role in lymphocyte infiltration into the orbit, and serum levels of its soluble form are positively correlated to clinical activity score (CAS). Serum antibodies against collagen XIII (CollXIIIAb), a plasma membrane protein expressed at a ...
Kelly Deanna L - - 2005
Thyroid dysfunction is relatively common in patients with schizophrenia, possibly related to a genetic linkage of the disorders and to antipsychotic treatment. Quetiapine has been implicated as causing some degree of thyroid function changes, yet it remains unclear as to what extent or why these changes may occur. Furthermore, the ...
Hashimoto Kozo - - 2005
BACKGROUND: It has been reported that HLA class II haplotypes DRB1*0405-DQA1*0303-DQB1*0401 and DRB1*0901-DQA1*0302-DQB1*0303 are major susceptibility haplotypes for type 1 diabetes mellitus (DM) in Japanese population. However, little has been reported on the susceptibility HLA class II haplotypes in Japanese patients with autoimmune polyglandular syndrome type II and type III ...
Iacovelli Paolo - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Studies that clearly define the possible association of childhood vitiligo with autoimmune and/or endocrine diseases are lacking. OBJECTIVE: To examine the presence of autoimmune disorders, in particular of thyroid disease, in paediatric patients with vitiligo and investigate the utility of such screening in these patients. METHODS: One hundred and ...
Kim Tae Yong - - 2005
We investigated whether serum thyroglobulin (Tg) measured at the time of remnant ablation (ablation-Tg) could be a prognostic indicator complementary to serum Tg levels at the time of the first diagnostic whole-body scan (WBS) after thyroid hormone withdrawal (control-Tg; approximately 6-12 months after ablation-Tg) and whether ablation-Tg could predict the ...
Park Yongsoo - - 2004
Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is frequently associated with other autoimmune diseases. The occurrence of common features of autoimmune diseases and the coassociation of multiple autoimmune diseases in the same individual or family support the notion that there may be common genetic factors. We previously reported that immunogenetic markers of T1D ...
Pitrolo Lorella - - 2004
Hypothyroidism is one of the most common endocrine complications in thalassemic patients, usually appearing in the second decade of life related to iron overload. Ultrasonography is one of the techniques most frequently used to evaluate the volume and structure of the gland. The aim of the present work was to ...
Philips Jean-Christophe - - 2004
BACKGROUND AND METHOD: As genetic alterations in the gene for the peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma (PPARgamma) have been described and PPAR agonists have been shown to redifferentiate thyroid cancers in animal models, we performed a pilot study in five patients with thyroglobulin-positive and I scan-negative thyroid cancers using the PPARgamma ...
Stephen Antonia E - - 2004
BACKGROUND: This study investigates the association of thyroid and parathyroid disease in radiation-exposed patients and tests the hypothesis that hyperparathyroidism (HPT) occurs after a longer latency period. METHODS: Routine questioning identified 40 patients in the endocrine surgery clinic with a history of radiation exposure. Patients with thyroid disease were screened ...
Hesselstrand R - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the longitudinal development of the tricuspid gradient (TG) for screening for pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) in systemic sclerosis (SSc). METHODS: Doppler echocardiography was performed 506 times in order to estimate TG in 227 consecutive patients with SSc. The value of biochemical markers for predicting TG levels and ...
Kikuchi Shoichi - - 2004
HYPOTHESIS: The complication rate for thyroidectomy is the same in patients with and without a history of radiation exposure. DESIGN: Retrospective medical record review of 171 consecutive patients who had a previous history of radiation treatment and had undergone a thyroid operation from 1961 to 1999. SETTING: University of California, ...
Manco Melania - - 2004
BACKGROUND: Patients who have undergone biliopancreatic diversion (BPD) show a high incidence of mild hypocalcemia, which may become symptomatic and life-treating after an extensive thyroid operation. METHODS: 4 cases are reported of women who had undergone BPD, who subsequently underwent near-total thyroidectomy for extensive multinodular goiter. RESULTS: The first patient ...
Maioli Mario - - 2004
The 65-kDa glutamic acid decarboxylase (GAD65) autoantibodies (GAD65Abs), commonly found in type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) patients, are also found at lower frequencies in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) patients. GAD65Abs in T1DM patients are epitope specific, in contrast to those found in other GAD65Ab-positive individuals, including T2DM patients. Our ...
Franchini Massimo - - 2004
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Various coagulation abnormalities occur in patients with thyroid diseases. These abnormalities range from subclinical laboratory findings to hemorrhage or thromboembolism. However, the prevalence of hemostatic abnormalities in patients with thyroid diseases is still unclear. DESIGN AND METHODS: Between January 1999 and December 2003, 1342 consecutive patients with ...
Eckstein Anja K - - 2004
OBJECTIVE: Graves' ophthalmopathy (GO) is clinically associated with autoimmune thyroid disease, and autoantibodies to thyroidal antigens, especially to the TSH-receptor (TRAb), might be involved in the disease process. While there is mounting evidence that TRAb are associated with GO at the onset of the disease, so far no studies have ...
Choi Joon Young - - 2004
BACKGROUND: We investigated the clinical significance of thyroid visualization on technegas (TcG) ventilation scintigraphy (TcGS) based on the hypothesis that this visualization may be correlated with thyroid disease with high radioactive thyroid uptake (RATU). METHODS: From a total of 1022 consecutive patients undergoing TcG/99mTc macroaggregated albumin ventilation/perfusion (V/Q) scintigraphy to ...
Hirvonen E A - - 2004
A 53- year-old woman without a previous history of thyroid disease was scheduled for mastectomy. On arrival in the operating theatre unpremedicated she appeared restless and tachycardic. Midazolam and fentanyl was administered intravenously. Concomitantly, sinus tachycardia developed and a flush reaction was observed in the skin of the thoracic region ...
Zakavi Rasoul - - 2004
Serum thyroglobulin (Tg) measurement has a pivotal role in the management of differentiated thyroid carcinoma (DTC). Serum Tg increment after thyroid hormone discontinuation seems to be a better predictor of tumor recurrence, however, minimal Tg increment may not be a specific marker. This study tries to evaluate the importance of ...
Vondra K - - 2004
In order to obtain prospective data on occurrence of thyroid autoantibodies [against thyroid peroxidase (antiTPO) and against thyroglobulin (antiTgl)] and their clinical relevance, we followed up on 109 young adults with Type 1 diabetes for 12 yr after diabetes onset. The patients were divided into subgroup I [positivity of both ...
Bhatkar S V - - 2004
Thyroid hormone binding protein (THBP) abnormalities are the major cause of discordance in commonly performed total thyroxine (T4) and thyrotropin (TSH) estimations, though these do not interfere with thyroid hormone action. Determination of such abnormalities in patients showing discordant thyroid function tests (TFTs) is diagnostically important as it eliminates equivocal ...
Caglar Meltem - - 2004
Measurement of serum thyroglobulin (Tg) levels and I-131 whole body scintigraphy (WBS) are used in the follow-up of patients with differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC). This study was designed to evaluate the significance of persistent I-131 uptake in the thyroid bed in patients with DTC following surgery and/or radioactive iodine ablation. ...
Sahlmann C O - - 2004
AIM: The TCTUs (global (99m)Tc-pertechnetate thyroid uptake under suppression) can be used as an estimate of the iodine clearance of non-TSH regulated tissue. High TCTUs levels are characteristic for Graves' disease (GD). Decreased uptake has been described in autoimmune thyroiditis (AIT). However, systematically investigated data in a larger series of ...
Piga M - - 2004
PURPOSE: Brain perfusion abnormalities have recently been demonstrated by single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) in rare cases of severe Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT) encephalopathy; moreover, some degree of subtle central nervous system (CNS) involvement has been hypothesised in HT, but no direct evidence has been provided so far. The aim of ...
Krassas Gerasimos - - 2004
The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of long-term somatostatin analogue (SM-a) treatment on serum levels of free (F) and total (T) insulin-like growth factor (IGF)-I, -II and IGF binding protein (IGFBP) - 1, -2 and -3 in euthyroid patients with active thyroid ophthalmopathy. For this purpose, ...
Eustatia-Rutten C F A - - 2004
OBJECTIVE: To investigate to what extent thyroid remnant ablation and withdrawal from thyroxine are required to achieve sufficient accuracy of serum thyroglobulin (Tg) measurements as an indicator of tumour recurrence in the follow-up of patients with differentiated thyroid carcinoma. DESIGN AND METHODS: We conducted a meta-analysis of the literature from ...
Lumachi Franco - - 2004
The aim of this study was to evaluate the accuracy of fine-needle aspiration (FNA) cytology and thyroid scintigraphy (TS) in patients with solitary thyroid nodules. We retrospectively reviewed a series of 657 consecutive patients (531 (80.8%) women and 126 (19.2%) men, median age 45 years, range 16-81 years) with solitary ...
Kabasakal Levent - - 2004
PURPOSE: During the follow-up of patients with well-differentiated thyroid carcinoma, some patients have elevated serum thyroglobulin (Tg) levels without any evidence of radioiodine accumulation on diagnostic whole-body scan (d-WBS). The treatment strategy in these patients is considered a clinical dilemma, with some groups recommending blind use of high-dose radioiodine therapy. ...
do Rosário Pedro Weslley Souza - - 2004
OBJECTIVE: To determine the sensitivity of thyroglobulin (Tg), iodine scanning, and sonography in the diagnosis of cervical recurrence of thyroid cancer. METHODS: This prospective study assessed 81 patients with cervical metastases or extrathyroid invasion at first appearance who underwent clinical examination, scanning, measurement of Tg after thyroxine withdrawal, and sonography ...
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