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Kuklinska Agnieszka M - - 2010
The aim of the study was to evaluate whether measurements of hs-C-reactive protein (hs-CRP), endothelin-1 (ET-1), epinephrine (E) and norepinephrine (NE) would provide useful information for the assessment of endothelial dysfunction and sympathetic nervous system activation in a selected group of young, properly treated patients with essential arterial hypertension (HTN) ...
Kloos Richard T - - 2010
This was a retrospective clinical study. The study was conducted at a university-based tertiary cancer hospital. One hundred seven patients had initial thyroid cancer surgery and subsequent remnant radioiodine ablation. Patients underwent recombinant human TSH (rhTSH)-mediated diagnostic whole-body scan and rhTSH-stimulated thyroglobulin (Tg) measurement before April 2001 if they had ...
Giovanella Luca - - 2011
BACKGROUND.: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the relationship between postsurgical neck (99m) technetium ((99m) Tc)-pertechnetate uptake and the rate of successful remnant ablation after radioiodine treatment in patients with differentiated thyroid carcinoma (DTC). METHODS.: Retrospectively enrolled were 232 patients with DTC who underwent total thyroidectomy and fixed ...
Yavas Ulas Savas - - 2010
This prospective study was conducted to examine the factors that affect swallowing during thyroid fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB). Consecutive patients who were to undergo FNAB were approached for inclusion in the study. The depth and size of the nodule were measured in all patients. In a random fashion, patients were ...
Bota Simona - - 2010
To establish the values of spleen stiffness (SS) assessed by Acoustic Radiation Force Impulse (ARFI) in healthy subjects and in cirrhotic patients, and to evaluate its predictive value for the presence of cirrhosis and for the presence and severity of esophageal varices (EV). Our study included 82 subjects (15 healthy ...
Kaczka Krzysztof - - 2010
Introduction: Calcitonin, the best known marker for medullary thyroid cancer (MTC), has several laboratory limitations which limit its use in the routines of non-specialized laboratories. Procalcitonin, the precursor of calcitonin, is free from these drawbacks. The aim of this study was to compare calcitonin and procalcitonin levels in MTC patients ...
Michalik Barbara - - 2010
Introduction: Urinary iodine concentrations were analyzed in the morning urine samples of patients with differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC). Material and methods: The analyzed group included 572 DTC patients who were treated with radioiodine or hospitalized for evaluation of radioiodine treatment effects in 2009 at the Institute of Oncology in Gliwice. ...
Levenson Jonathan N - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: To examine the frequency of discordant cytologic results between multiple thyroid nodules biopsied in the same patient. STUDY DESIGN: In a retrospective chart review of 441 consecutive patients, 326 (73.9%) had 2 or more nodules with colloid and/or thyroid cells recovered. Cytology was classified as (A) colloid only, (B) ...
Lee Ji In - - 2010
Serum thyroglobulin (Tg) is essential in the follow-up of patients with differentiated thyroid carcinoma (DTC). However, interchangeability and standardization between Tg assays have not yet been achieved, even with the development of an international Tg standard (Certified Reference Material 457 [CRM-457]). Serum Tg from 30 DTC patients and serially diluted ...
Sakurai Kanako - - 2010
Sunitinib, a tyrosine kinase inhibitor, has been approved for the treatment of cancers, such as advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC). On the other hand, sunitinib treatment is known to induce thyroid dysfunction in a substantial proportion of patients treated for advanced RCC; in fact, hypothyroidism is a frequent complication. However, ...
Kim Hee Sung - - 2010
It is known that the prevalence of lymphocytic thyroiditis (LT) is higher in patients with papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC), that gender influences this association, and that certain features of PTC occur more frequently in patients who also have LT. These relationships have not been studied in patients with papillary thyroid ...
Yoshino Tetsuhiro - - 2010
A 56-year-old woman with Graves' disease presented with the complaints of diarrhea and palpitations. Physical examination and laboratory data revealed hypothermia and signs of mild hyperthyroidism, heart failure, hepatic dysfunction with jaundice, hypoglycemia, and lactic acidosis. The patient was diagnosed as having developed the complication of thyroid storm in the ...
Heman-Ackah Yolanda D - - 2011
Vocal fold paresis has a multifactorial etiology and is idiopathic in many individuals. The incidence of thyroid-related neuropathy in the larynx has not been previously described. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of previously undiagnosed thyroid disease in patients with laryngeal neuropathy and to compare this ...
Buccelletti Francesco - - 2011
Hyperthyroidism is a relative uncommon but important cause of atrial fibrillation. The aim of this study was to investigate the utility of routine thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) determination in the emergency department (ED) in patients presenting to the ED with stable, new-onset atrial fibrillation. We derive a set of clinical criteria ...
Tozzoli Renato - - 2010
Autoimmune thyroid diseases (AITD) can be associated with autoimmune gastritis (AIG), but the frequency of this association is poorly characterized. We performed a prospective study to: a) characterize the frequency of parietal cell (PCA) and intrinsic factor (IFA) autoantibodies in AITD patients; b) evaluate the development of histologically- and functionally-proven ...
Gul Kamile - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Some but not all reports, particularly those of a retrospective nature, have noted an increased risk of carcinoma in thyroid nodules in patients with Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT). Thyroid cancer (TC) in patients with HT, however, have been reported to have a better prognosis. In the presence of HT, the ...
Adler Joel T - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Minimally invasive parathyroidectomy for primary hyperparathyroidism depends on accurate preoperative imaging. Cervical ultrasound is commonly used to localize parathyroid adenomas, but can lead to discovery of concomitant thyroid gland pathology requiring modification of the operative approach. How the identification of incidental thyroid lesions affects patient management is unclear. STUDY ...
Regensburg Noortje I - - 2011
To describe the prevalence of fat and muscle volume (MV) increase in Graves' orbitopathy (GO) patients, calculated from computed tomography scans, and the associated ophthalmic and endocrine characteristics. Consecutive, observational case series. Ninety-five consecutive Caucasian GO patients attending the thyroid eye clinic. Volumetry using age-specific reference values in untreated GO ...
Kumar Kundan - - 2012
To study the spectrum of thyroid disorders in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Hundred SLE patients as per American Rheumatology Association(ARA) classification criteria underwent clinical examination, including assessment of disease activity (SLEDAI) and laboratory evaluation for serum triiodothyronine (T3),free thyroxine (FT4), thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH), antithyroperoxidase (TPO) antibody and antithyroglobulin (TG) ...
Vorländer Christian - - 2010
Ultrasound elastography (USE) is a newly developed technique for the evaluation of tissue stiffness. It is known that malignancies often show a low-strain value. So far, only limited data for thyroid nodules is available. This study included 309 prospective evaluated patients with dominant, nontoxic thyroid nodules. All patients were referred ...
Gómez-Ramírez Joaquin - - 2010
Primary hyperparathyroidism with coexisting thyroid nodular disease (TND) has been considered a contraindication for selective parathyroidectomy because the low sensitivity of preoperative localization studies, especially 99(m)Tc-sestamibi scanning (MIBI) and ultrasound. The aim of this study was to assess the impact of concomitant TND in the preoperative image studies. A total ...
Neto José Albuquerque de Figueiredo - - 2010
Detection of hypertensive retinopathy (HR) with direct ophthalmoscopy is part of the assessment of hypertensive patients. Its use has been questioned because of its subjectivity and high interobserver variability. To determine the prevalence of HR in hypertensive patients under outpatient monitoring, the correlation between diagnosis and ophthalmoscopy and angiography, and ...
Muller I - - 2011
In patients with breast cancer (BC) a high prevalence of benign thyroid diseases (BTD) has been described, Hashimoto's thyroiditis accounting to a large extent for this association. The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of BC in a large group of patients with BTD. Clinical records of ...
Espiritu Rachel P - - 2010
To highlight the possibility of development of thyroiditis after parathyroidectomy. Clinical and laboratory findings in 2 cases are presented, and the relevant literature is reviewed. In 2 women (84 years old and 55 years old) with no history of thyroid disease in one of them and a remote history of ...
Deasy J - - 2010
Thyroid carcinoma is the commonest endocrine malignancy. The majority of these are differentiated thyroid carcinomas, which have a good overall prognosis. Treatment includes surgical excision, radio-iodine ablation and long-term thyrotropin suppression. The degree and length of suppression required, as well as the potential side-effect remain controversial. Therefore, the aim of ...
Nonchev Boyan I - - 2010
Interferons are currently the major treatment modality for several malignant and non-malignant diseases such as chronic hepatitis C and B, multiple sclerosis, hematological malignancies, malignant melanoma, renal cell carcinoma, etc. Thyroid disorders develop in some of the interferon-treated patients with the incidence ranging from 1% to 35%. These complications may ...
Serban Corina - - 2010
Lp(a) is capable of deleteriously altering the balance between the procoagulant and anticoagulant, proinflammatory and anti-inflammatory, and vasorelaxing and vasoconstricting properties of the endothelium. The purpose of this study was to investigate the serum concentration of Lp(a) and the main parameters of lipid profile in three groups of subjects: a ...
Chao M - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Differentiated thyroid carcinoma (DTC) with rising thyroglobulin (Tg) level and negative radioiodine whole body scan results has been observed in follow-up studies. The management of this condition remains controversial. Most studies support blind (131)I treatment while others oppose this approach. AIMS: To assess the effects of (131)I therapy for ...
Cascino Gregory D - - 2010
Epilepsy is a chronic disorder characterized by recurrent and unprovoked seizures. The lifetime risk of developing epilepsy is 4%. Approximately 90% of the incident cases in adults have partial epilepsy. The initial response to medication is of prognostic importance. Patients with symptomatic neurologic disease, foreign-tissue lesion, or developmental delay are ...
Strazisar Branka - - 2010
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Estimation of the risk of malignancy in a H?rthle cell (HC) neoplasm is important for optimum extent of thyroid surgical treatment. The aim of this retrospective study was to find predictive factors of carcinoma in patients with HC neoplasm. METHODS: A total of 279 patients (241 females, ...
Anil Cüneyd - - 2010
BACKGROUND: The risk of thyroid carcinoma in patients with thyroid nodules associated with Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT) is a debatable issue. The studies defining the true risk of thyroid malignancy are scanty and mainly depend on retrospective series. To eliminate inherent bias of retrospective studies, this prospective study was carried out ...
Vaisman Alon - - 2010
We present our ongoing experience in the use of postsurgical stimulated serum thyroglobulin (Stim-Tg) to assist in radioiodine remnant ablation (RRA) decision-making. Patients with low-risk well-differentiated thyroid carcinoma (WDTC) with undetectable anti-Tg antibodies were prospectively followed after total thyroidectomy and therapeutic central compartment neck dissection, when indicated.Stim-Tg was performed 3 ...
Ozer Pinar Altiaylik - - 2010
PURPOSE: To determine the prevalence of pinguecula and pterygium in patients with thyroid orbitopathy (TO) and to evaluate its correlation with clinical findings. METHODS: All patients underwent a thorough ophthalmic examination, including tear function analysis using tear film breakup time (BUT) measurement. For patients with TO, lid retraction, Hertel exophthalmometry, ...
de Carvalho Jozélio Freire - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Data on thyroid involvement in primary antiphospholipid syndrome are scarce and inconclusive. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the frequency of thyroid dysfunction and antibodies in patients with primary antiphospholipid syndrome (PAPS) and the association of these alterations with clinical and immunologic features. METHODS: The study ...
Elliott Michael S - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: Total thyroidectomy (TThy) or hemithyroidectomy (HThy) in conjunction with a total laryngectomy (TL) or pharyngolaryngectomy (PL) for laryngeal carcinoma often results in hypothyroidism requiring life-long thyroid hormone replacement. The aims were to determine the incidence of thyroid gland (TG) invasion in patients undergoing TL or TPL with TThy or ...
Sanai Toru - - 2010
The study of thyroid nodules in hemodialyzed patients using ultrasonography has been described in a limited number of reports. The thyroid glands of 143 patients with end-stage renal disease on hemodialysis were examined by ultrasonography using frequency probes. Although a goiter (thyroid volume > 20 mL) was observed in only ...
Hwang Euna - - 2010
To determine the incidence of bilateral papillary thyroid cancer (PTC) at total thyroidectomy (TT) and compare demographic risk factors (gender and age) and histopathologic findings (tumour size, extrathyroidal extension [ETE], T staging, and multifocality) between patients with PTC in both thyroid lobes and those with PTC limited to the ipsilateral ...
Calcaterra V - - 2011
To determine thyroid volume and structure by ultrasound (US) in patients with Turner syndrome (TS) compared to healthy controls; to evaluate the frequency and characteristics of autoimmune thyroid disease (ATD) and its association with clinical and auxological parameters. 73 patients and 93 height-matched healthy female controls in the same age ...
Zhang Y - - 2010
The mechanism of disease progression in Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT) is still unclear. Thyroglobulin antibody (TgAb) is a diagnostic hallmark of HT. The aim of our study was to evaluate the avidity of TgAb in sera from HT patients with different thyroid functional status. Sera from 50 patients with newly diagnosed ...
Przybylik-Mazurek Elwira - - 2011
The trace elements studied in this work (Se, Cu, Zn) are the essential constituents or cofactors required to activate numerous enzymes and proteins, playing crucial role in various physiological processes. The disturbed levels of abovementioned elements may adversely affect the endocrine system, resulting in various thyroid disorders among other upsets. ...
Rotondi Mario - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: Thyroid ultrasound (US) scan is a valuable tool for diagnosing thyroid diseases. In autoimmune thyroid disease (AITD), an hypoechoic pattern of the thyroid at US is related to circulating thyroid antibodies (Abs). The aim of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of thyroid US for the detection ...
Hasselgren Martin - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Routine measurement of serum calcitonin to detect medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) continues to be fiercely debated, although less attention has been paid to the positive predictive value (PPV) of this method. METHODS: We collected data from 959 patients with nontoxic nodular goiter; thyroidectomy was performed in 307 of these ...
Hadzović-Dzuvo Almira - - 2010
The aim of this study was to assess echocardiographic changes in female patients with untreated dysfunctional thyroid states and whether the therapy aimed to normalize the thyroid dysfunction could lead to improvement in cardiac systolic and diastolic function. The study included 90 female subjects who performed control of thyroid hormonal ...
Ishay Avraham - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: To assess the value of color-flow Doppler sonography (CFDS) in evaluating intrathyroidal blood flow and velocity in patients with subclinical thyroid dysfunction. METHODS: In this prospective study, patients with subclinical hypothyroidism, patients with subclinical hyperthyroidism, and euthyroid patients without known thyroid autoimmune disease who served as controls were included. ...
Giovanella Luca - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Knowing the postsurgery thyroglobulin (Tg) kinetic would enable its rationale for use in patients with differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC). Heterogeneous results were previously reported, then we aimed to evaluate the postsurgery Tg kinetic in a large group of patients with DTC. METHODS: Enrolled were 96 patients with DTC. Serum ...
Al-Sharif Abedallatif A - - 2010
Both clinical and subclinical thyrotoxicosis can result from a wide range of disorders. Establishing the correct etiology underlying thyrotoxicosis is essential to direct treatment towards its specific pathophysiologic process. Based on clinical experience and guideline recommendations, radioiodine iodine uptake (RAIU) measurement and scintigraphy are often requested as the first-line investigation ...
Abdel-Rahman Emaad M - - 2010
Thyroid hormones play a crucial role in the metabolic activities of adults, affecting almost every organ system. All types of thyroid diseases are encountered in the elderly. As symptoms and signs of thyroid diseases may overlap with what is considered to be "normal aging," the presence of a thyroid disorder ...
Robinson Bruce G - - 2010
Vandetanib is a once-daily oral inhibitor of vascular endothelial growth factor receptor-2 and epidermal growth factor receptor tyrosine kinases that also inhibits rearranged during transfection kinase activity. Vandetanib (300 mg/d) has previously demonstrated antitumor activity in patients with advanced hereditary medullary thyroid cancer (MTC). This study investigated the efficacy and ...
Oki Glaucia Celeste Rossatto - - 2010
To compare thyroid imaging using Tc-99m sestamibi with the standard Tc-99m pertechnetate scintigraphy in patients on chronic use of amiodarone. A total of 23 patients on oral amiodarone for at least 4 months had thyroid scintigraphy and uptake measurement using Tc-99m pertechnetate and Tc-99m sestamibi. Thyroid function was evaluated by ...
Belchikov Yuly G - - 2010
Management of atrial fibrillation during thyroid storm includes anticoagulation for risk of clot propagation. Physiologic changes that occur in patients with thyroid storm may lead to heparin resistance and inappropriate anticoagulation. Factors contributing to heparin resistance include antithrombin deficiency, increased heparin clearance, and increased levels of factor VIII. We describe ...
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