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In order to investigate whether patients with euthyroid multinodular goitre (EMG) lose more iodine through urinary excretion than is to be expected due to an elevated renal clearance of iodine and/or whether the iodine is handled differently in the thyroid of these patients than in that of normal subjects, the following data were obtained for 33 patients(More)
In an area of severe endemic goiter in Central Java, Indonesia, clinical overt or mild hypothyroidism appeared to be present in 7 out of 20 cretins and also in 12 out of 94 non-cretinous subjects, all 5-20 years of age, living in the village of Sengi. Hypothyroidism was not found in a control group of 70 subjects of the same age living in Londjong just(More)
OBJECTIVE Most patients with differentiated thyroid carcinoma (DTC) undergo total thyroidectomy followed by routine radioiodide thyroid remnant ablation. Most centres that routinely perform radioiodide ablation prescribe a low-iodide diet (LID) to increase the radioiodide accumulation in thyroid remnants. The efficacy of an LID on thyroid remnant ablation,(More)
A retrospective analysis of tumour and patient characteristics was performed in 202 patients with papillary (n = 132) or follicular (n = 70) thyroid carcinoma, in order to identify prognostic factors related to survival. The following facts were found to be unfavourably related to survival: follicular histology, extrathyroidal growth of the primary tumour(More)
The management of two groups of patients with papillary carcinoma of the thyroid gland (n = 165) was evaluated retrospectively. Total thyroidectomy was the standard procedure in both groups, but the peroperative diagnosis and treatment of metastases to the regional lymph nodes differed. In group 1 (n = 84), only clinically positive lymph nodes were(More)
Uptake of iodide is a prerequisite for radioiodine therapy in thyroid cancer. However, loss of iodide uptake is frequently observed in metastasized thyroid cancer, which may be explained by diminished expression of the human sodium iodide symporter (hNIS). Strategies to restore iodide uptake in thyroid cancer include the exploration of hNIS gene transfer(More)
An audiometric study was carried out in a community of 642 subjects severly affected by endemic goitre and cretinism. Hearing loss was measured in 34 out of 41 subjects diagnosed as cretins, 92 normal subjects aged 5-20 years from the same community and 54 subjects (also of 5-20 years) living in a nearby control area without endemic goitre. The excess(More)
Mitotane is considered to be the drug of choice for patients with inoperable, recurrent and metastatic adrenocortical carcinoma, although a favourable effect of this drug on survival has never been documented. We evaluated the efficacy of mitotane treatment of 96 patients with adrenocortical carcinoma followed up in our department between 1959 and 1992.(More)
The plasmin activation system plays a key role in extracellular matrix degradation in many malignant tumors. Because no data are available on the involvement of the plasmin activation system in matrix degradation by thyroid carcinoma, the present study was performed using follicular thyroid carcinoma cell lines obtained from a primary tumor (FTC-133) and(More)