Bengt Hallengren

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OBJECTIVE To determine the terminal elimination half-life of glyburide in non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) subjects after cessation of long-term treatment. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Ten NIDDM patients (5 of each sex, 36-72 years old, without hepatic or renal disease) taking a median glyburide dose of 14 mg/day, who were to start insulin(More)
The hereditary multiple endocrine neoplasia syndromes types 2A and B (MEN 2A and B) were recently linked to germline mutations in the RET proto-oncogene, altering one of five cysteine residues in exon 10 or 11 (MEN 2A), or substituting a methionine for a threonine at codon 918 in exon 16 (MEN 2B). The latter mutation also occurs somatically in some sporadic(More)
CONTEXT Previous randomized trials have suggested an association between radioiodine treatment for Graves' hyperthyroidism and thyroid-associated ophthalmopathy (TAO). OBJECTIVES The aim of the study was to compare the occurrence of worsening or development of TAO in patients who were treated with radioiodine or antithyroid drugs. DESIGN We conducted a(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the significance of ACE gene insertion/deletion (I/D) polymorphism in the frequency of autoimmune manifestations in sarcoidosis. DESIGN In patients with sarcoidosis the ACE gene I/D polymorphism was detected with PCR on genomic DNA. The patients with sarcoidosis were divided according to the presence (n = 30) or absence (n = 32)(More)
The frequency of polyglandular autoimmune syndrome Type II, (idiopathic or autoimmune Addison's disease associated with autoimmune thyroid disease, and/or insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus), was retrospectively investigated in 44 patients (26 females and 18 males) with idiopathic Addison's disease (median age at onset 32.5 years, range 8-62; median(More)
The in vitro effects of equimolar concentrations (0.1, 0.33 and 1.0 mmol/l) of carbimazole, methimazole, propylthiouracil and propranolol on thyroid peroxidase activity were studied on thyroid tissue specimens obtained from euthyroid patients undergoing parathyroidectomy. In addition, the in vivo kinetics of methimazole following single dose administration(More)
BACKGROUND Females have an increased incidence of autoimmune diseases. However, no gender difference in the incidence of type 1 diabetes is found. The frequency of antibodies against glutamic acid decarboxylase (GADA) in diabetes mellitus depends on age at diagnosis and also gender. Several studies have shown that high GADA levels can predict future(More)
OBJECTIVE Changes in eye protrusion in patients treated with pioglitazone. DESIGN Open-label prospective. PATIENTS Thirty-six patients with type 2 diabetes and HbA1c >or= 6.5% were included in a study where pioglitazone was added to current therapy with metformin and sulphonylurea. MEASUREMENTS The degree of eye protrusion before and 26 weeks after(More)
During a 5-year period, 333 new cases of thyrotoxicosis were diagnosed in a well-defined urban population of 258,000 inhabitants in southern Sweden without a history of endemic goitre. This corresponds to a mean annual incidence of thyrotoxicosis of 25.8/100,000. The incidence of Graves' disease was 17.7, the incidence of toxic nodular goitre was 5.4 and(More)
INTRODUCTION The incidence of hyperthyroidism has been reported in various countries to be 23-93/100,000 inhabitants per year. This extended study has evaluated the incidence for ~40% of the Swedish population of 9 million inhabitants. Sweden is considered to be iodine sufficient country. METHODS All patients including children, who were newly diagnosed(More)