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Lakhani M - - 1989
Congenital hypothyroidism is a preventable cause of mental retardation. Since clinical signs of congenital hypothyroidism do not generally become obvious before three months of age, screening programmes have been introduced in North America and Europe, which consist of T4 or TSH screening on newborn infants on the third day of ...
Khoury M J - - 1989
We investigated the relationship between maternal thyroid disease and the risk of birth defects in offspring using data from a large population-based, case-control study. Cases included 4904 stillborn and liveborn infants with major anomalies diagnosed in the first year of life and born to residents of metropolitan Atlanta between 1968 ...
Smerdely P - - 1989
The thyroid function of very-low-birthweight (VLBW; below 1500 g) infants admitted to neonatal intensive-care units was studied at two hospitals; one routinely used topical iodinated antiseptic agents and the other used chlorhexidine-containing antiseptics. Serial monitoring of urinary iodine excretion and serum thyrotropin and thyroxine levels was undertaken from birth for ...
Gaitan E - - 1989
We compared thyroid function between newborns from goitrous and nongoitrous localities in which iodine intake has been supplemented since 1955. Cord serum samples were analyzed in 185 infants born during a 9-month period (1986-1987) in 2 goitrous and 1 nongoitrous localities of western Colombia. Urinary iodine was determined in all ...
Norcross-Nechay K - - 1989
To evaluate the effect of congenital hypothyroidism (CH) on nervous system development, we performed evoked potential studies on 7 CH infants at 3-8 weeks of age before treatment and at four months or more after treatment began. All infants were screened using filter paper determination of T4 and TSH, confirmed ...
Vulsma T - - 1989
The fact that neonates who subsequently have severe hypothyroidism have no evidence of the condition at birth suggests the possibility of the placental transfer of thyroid hormones. Recent studies have demonstrated the existence of such transfer in hypothyroid rats. To determine whether there is a transfer of thyroxine (T4) from ...
Hníková O - - 1989
Regular examinations of thyroid function in newborn infants were started in the district of Praha 10 in 1975. Later the incidence of congenital hypothyroidism in Czechoslovakia was assessed in a pilot study including several centers in 1981. As a screening method we used the estimation of total thyroxine (T4) in ...
Miller P E - - 1989
A zygomatic salivary gland mucocele was diagnosed in a 1-year-old female domestic ferret with exophthalmos. A T-shaped incision from near the lateral canthus to the base of the ear and continuing ventrally to the level of the commissure of the mouth was made to expose the mucocele. Surgical removal was ...
Macmahon P - - 1989
Two separate episodes of rickets developed in a female infant of 25 weeks gestation and birthweight 690 g, who had congenital hypothyroidism and required parenteral nutrition for more than 100 days. We speculate that there is a relationship between metabolic bone disease of prematurity and the preterm infant's thyroid status.
Virtanen M - - 1989
Bone maturity at birth (or during the neonatal period) can be estimated from the ossified distal femoral epiphyses (FE). In congenital hypothyroidism (CHT) bone maturation is retarded and neonatal bone age reflects the severity of prenatal thyroid failure. In our reference group of 111 healthy infants, the size of these ...
Rovet J F - - 1989
To determine the effect of congenital hypothyroidism and its treatment on infant behavior, we assessed temperament in 50 six-month-old infants with congenital hypothyroidism detected by means of screening of neonates. Intelligence and temperament were also evaluated at 12, 18, 24, and 36 months. More of these children were classified as ...
Virtanen M - - 1989
In Finland a nationwide screening programme for congenital hypothyroidism (CHT) has operated since 1980 with complete coverage. Among the total of 307,000 newborns screened, the incidence per 100,000 was 24.6 for thyroid dysgenesis and 4.0 for dyshormonogenesis. We conclude that, when screening is based on cord serum TSH, the false-positive ...
Lao T T - - 1989
Plasma concentrations of thyroxine (T4) and thyroxine-binding globulin (TBG) as well as triiodothyronine uptake (T3U) were measured in 32 proteinuric pre-eclamptic patients and 24 normotensive pregnant women at similar gestations in the third trimester. The pre-eclamptic patients had slightly lower TBG, and significantly lower T4, concentrations, which were significantly correlated. ...
Nagashima K - - 1988
In 37 infants, the blood levels of TSH were determined by the immunoradiometric assay (IRMA) and the relation between TSH and thyroid hormone was evaluated. The ranges of gestational age (weeks) and birth weight (g) of infants were 28-42 and 982-3,650, respectively. The birth weights of 19 infants were below ...
Laroche D - - 1988
Free triiodothyronine (FT3) has rarely been studied in neonates, primarily because of obvious problems in obtaining serum samples from neonates for research purposes. We adapted an analog radioimmunoassay for measuring FT3 in dried blood samples and used it to assay 361 samples selected from those collected for the screening for ...
Marcus C - - 1988
We investigated the lipolytic effect of several hormones on isolated human adipocytes obtained at different donor ages. In neonates, noradrenaline and adrenaline had an insignificant lipolytic effect (70% over basal). In this age group only thyrotropin (TSH) had a significant effect in physiological concentrations, and the maximal lipolytic effect (700% ...
Chanoine J P - - 1988
Skin disinfection with povidine-iodine (PVP-I) is widely used in obstetrics. We evaluated the influence of PVP-I in mothers at delivery on the serum thyroid stimulating hormone concentrations of their infants at the time of screening for congenital hypothyroidism. The study covered 4745 infants who were either breast fed (3659, 77%) ...
Shulman D I - - 1988
Transplacental passage of thyrotropin (TSH)-binding inhibitory immunoglobulins may result in transient congenital hypothyroidism. We measured serum TSH-binding inhibitory index (TBII) in 11 infants with abnormal screening findings using a commercially available kit. Two of the infants, who were siblings, had markedly elevated TBII values (90% and 100%, respectively), as did ...
SlebodziƄski A B - - 1988
Danowski et al. (1951) were probably the first who showed an increase of PBI in infants shortly after birth. Later a number of investigators presented further evidence on the increased thyroid gland function in newborns. This condition named "neonatal thyroid hyperactivity" [Fisher and Oddie, 1964] was described also in animals. ...
Delange F - - 1988
This chapter summarizes recent developments in the field of sporadic congenital hypothyroidism (CH) and transient neonatal hypothyroidism detected by systematic neonatal thyroid screening. The incidence of CH detected by screening is about 1 in 4000 births in North America, Europe and Australia; it is lower (1 in 7000) in Japan. ...
Brooks P T - - 1988
Forty-one infants have been referred for thyroid scintigraphy following routine screening for congenital hypothyroidism: 14 (35%) were athyreotic, 19 (45%) had an ectopic thyroid, four (10%) were normal and four (10%) demonstrated other abnormalities. There was a female: male ratio of 4:1. Thyroid scintigraphy is a useful adjunct to biochemical ...
Rosenthal M - - 1988
Screening in the North West health region of England showed a significantly higher incidence of congenital hypothyroidism in Asian families--1/918 compared with 1/3391 in non-Asians. This could only in part be explained by consanguinity. No differences were found in birth order, season of birth, gestational age, or birth weight between ...
Pacchiarotti A - - 1988
The results of free thyroxine (FT4) measurements in dried blood spots on filter paper in 744 euthyroid newborns (616 at term, 128 preterm), 10 newborns with congenital hypothyroidism and 4 euthyroid newborns with congenital TBG deficiency are reported. FT4 was measured by column adsorption chromatography of free hormone followed by ...
Shields C L - - 1988
A newborn boy was noted by his mother to have a prominent left eye at birth, but an eye examination was delayed until age 7 months, at which time his ophthalmologist diagnosed exophthalmos. Computed tomography was interpreted as showing mild, diffuse, optic nerve thickening bilaterally suggestive of optic nerve gliomas. ...
Grant D B - - 1988
National screening for congenital hypothyroidism was established in the United Kingdom in 1982. During 1982-4, 488 infants with primary congenital hypothyroidism were detected by the 25 regional screening laboratories in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. In addition, one infant had signs of cretinism at birth and was investigated before the ...
Carta Sorcini M - - 1988
During a multicentric pilot screening program for congenital hypothyroidism a comparison between the results obtained from Urbino, an area characterized by low iodine supply and endemic goiter, and Rome, a non-endemic area, has been made. The evaluation of neonatal urinary iodine excretion in the two areas showed significantly lower iodine ...
Virtanen M - - 1988
Congenital hypothyroidism (CHT) produces few and vague clinical signs during the first few weeks of life, when it is still possible to prevent irreparable brain damage. In the Finnish national screening programme for CHT, treatment is started at a median age of 6 days. According to multiple logistic regression analysis ...
Bernstein R E RE Department of Chemical Pathology, Medical University of Southern Africa, - - 1988
Since its introduction in 1974, neonatal screening for congenital hypothyroidism has been very extensively conducted world-wide. It is the commonest disorder found in all neonatal screening programmes, occurring in 1:3,000-8,000 births. Laboratory testing for thyroid function within the first 5 days after birth identifies this disorder weeks to months before ...
Carlson M - - 1988
These studies were designed to determine the basis for recovery of tactile function after the removal of primary (SI) or secondary (SII) cortex in infant Macaca mulatta. From previous studies we know that although removal of SI or SII in the adult macaque produces severe and irreversible impairment on a ...
Mercado M - - 1988
Indices of thyroid function were measured in 108 infants born at 23-31 weeks gestation, after birth, at 24 and 72 h, and at 1, 3, 4, 5 and 6 weeks of age. This group was characterised by low serum thyroxine (T4), normal thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH), low-normal thyroid binding globulin ...
Matteri R L - - 1988
The present report demonstrates the microheterogeneity of equine follicle-stimulating hormone (eFSH), and its subunits, and characterizes eFSH isoforms with respect to receptor-binding and immunological properties. The isoelectric microheterogeneity of eFSH was demonstrated by the isolation of two highly purified hormone preparations (eFSH-A and eFSH-B) from different cation-exchange chromatography fractions (Sephadex ...
Matsuda T - - 1988
Serum thyroid stimulating hormone binding inhibitor immunoglobulins (TBII) and thyroid stimulating antibody (TSAb) concentrations were measured in three pregnant women with hyperthyroidism and then in their infants. The results suggested that TBII concentrations in infants in the neonatal period or from mothers during the third trimester of pregnancy showed a ...
Jospe N - - 1988
We report an infant with abnormally elevated levels of TSH determined in the Maryland State Laboratory for Neonatal Thyroid Screening, but normal levels in three other laboratories. The TSH level in the infant normalized by six months of age. The mother, who had a history of sarcoidosis, also had factitious ...
Job J C - - 1988
In cryptorchid infants, significantly decreased mean levels of plasma testosterone and luteinizing hormone (LH) were found between the ages of 30 and 120 days. The levels of testosterone and LH were significantly correlated. No significant difference was found between infants with bilateral or unilateral cryptorchidism. After 120 days there was ...
Amato M - - 1988
Thirty-six preterm infants of less than 34 weeks of gestation with idiopathic respiratory distress syndrome (IRDS) were studied. Eighteen of them were treated with intravenous thyroxine (T4) and compared with 18 control prematures to evaluate the effect of postnatal T4 administration on the course of IRDS. After treatment, serum T4 ...
Mitchell M L - - 1987
Levels of somatomedin-C/insulin-like growth factor-1 (Sm-C/IGF-1) were determined in whole blood collected on filter paper from 41 newborns with congenital hypothyroidism and 183 full-term neonates with normal thyroid function. The mean Sm-C/IGF-1 value of the untreated hypothyroid infants (0.10 U/ml) was virtually identical with that of the normal controls (0.11 ...
Weinblatt M E - - 1987
Twenty-three infants with congenital hypothyroidism were evaluated for the presence of anemia. Though no patient was found to be anemic, six (26%) had elevated hemoglobin levels, some with significant elevations. Pathogenesis of this finding is unclear, as none of the effects of thyroxine on erythropoiesis previously described would result in ...
Francis G - - 1987
Three patients demonstrated transient neonatal hypothyroidism, presumably secondary to maternally derived thyrotropin (TSH)-blocking antibodies. Although transient, this disorder might not have been benign in the first child, who exhibited significant developmental delay. A thyroid scan was not helpful in making this diagnosis. Although uncommon, this disorder should be suspected in ...
LaFranchi S - - 1987
Congenital hypothyroidism is a relatively common endocrine disorder, affecting one in 4000 newborn infants. Undiagnosed and untreated congenital hypothyroidism will result in un-toward consequences, including mental retardation and other significant neurologic sequelae. For these reasons, programs to screen newborns were developed to detect congenital hypothyroidism before clinical features become obvious ...
John R - - 1987
There are few data available on free thyroid hormone concentrations in the early neonatal period. With the widespread application of screening procedures for detecting congenital hypothyroidism there is a need for reference ranges in neonates. In this study we have evaluated thyroid function in healthy fullterm and preterm neonates, and ...
Fabris N - - 1987
Experimental and clinical evidence indicates that thymic endocrine function is under neuroendocrine control. Recently, a positive correlation was found between plasma thymulin (a major endocrine product of thymus) and serum thyroid hormone concentrations. Low serum thyroid hormone concentrations are frequently found in premature newborn infants. In this study we measured ...
Mercado M - - 1987
The authors report eight preterm infants with hypothyroxinemia who developed clinical features similar to those described in congenital hypothyroidism: prolonged jaundice, hypoactivity, lethargy, constipation, edema, and hoarse cry. All had low serum thyroxine, normal thyroid stimulating hormone, and normal thyroid binding globulin levels. After exclusion of other causes for the ...
Leger J - - 1987
In a systematic screening of newborns in France during the period from 1979 to 1983, 959 infants with hypothyroidism were detected. In 16 cases of confirmed hypothyroidism the initial filter paper TSH (FP-TSH) was between 30 and 50 microU/ml. These cases emphasize the necessity of keeping a "security zone" for ...
Wellby M L - - 1987
Various measurements of thyroid function were made from serum sampled at necropsy by cardiac puncture in adults and compared with the equivalent values before death. There were significant increases in serum total T3 (0.66 before death, 1.14 nmol/l after death), free T3 (0.82 to 1.52 pmol/l), and reverse T3 (1.12 ...
Burke B A - - 1987
The Di George syndrome is an anomaly characterized by the complete or partial absence of derivatives of the third and fourth pharyngeal pouches often associated with defective development of the third, fourth, and sixth aortic arches leading to absence or hypoplasia of the thymus and parathyroid glands and to cardiovascular ...
l'Allemand D - - 1987
In 51 sick newborns the influence of two different nonionic, iodine-containing contrast agents, Amipaque (group 1) and Omnipaque (group 2) and of long-term treatment with polyvinylpyrrolidone-iodine (PVP-I) (group 3) on thyroid function was studied. In the dose given, freshly dissolved Amipaque releases roughly 100 micrograms 'free' iodide/kg body weight; this ...
Ballow M - - 1987
The development of monoclonal antibodies to cell-surface antigens has provided method for characterizing distinct subpopulations of T-cells. In the present study we have quantified peripheral blood T-cell subpopulations in premature infants born weighing less than 1,500 g (1123 +/- 223 g) and ranging in gestational age from 25 to 32 ...
Hanna C E - - 1986
We examined the results of the Northwest Regional Screening Program (NWRSP) over its first 10 years to determine whether the detection of hypopituitary hypothyroidism is a justified advantage of the primary thyroxine (T4)-supplemental thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) screening strategy, and to determine whether all such infants will be detected by this ...
Kaffe I - - 1986
The cervical lead shield was compared with the conventional lead apron with regard to efficiency of protection against radiation during a full-month survey (fourteen periapical and two bitewing radiographs). The study was performed on a Temex tissue-equivalent human phantom, and thermoluminescent dosimetry was used to measure radiation absorption in the ...
Kok J H - - 1986
Serum thyroglobulin (Tg) and thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) levels were measured in 182 preterm and term infants. Samples were taken from cord blood, and at 1, 3, 7, 14, and 21 days after birth. The infants were divided into groups according to their perinatal characteristics: infants who were appropriate for gestational ...
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