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BACKGROUND It is not clear whether the administration of radioiodine provides any benefit to patients with low-risk thyroid cancer after a complete surgical resection. The administration of the smallest possible amount of radioiodine would improve care. METHODS In our randomized, phase 3 trial, we compared two thyrotropin-stimulation methods (thyroid(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the possibility of using combined blood oxygen level-dependent (BOLD) imaging and diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) to detect pathological and physiological changes in renal tissue damage of the kidney induced by chronic renal hyperfiltration. MATERIALS AND METHODS The apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) and the T(2)* value within(More)
In recent years, advances in laparoscopic techniques have allowed surgeons to treat pancreatic lesions laparoscopically. Insulinoma, the most prevalent pancreatic endocrine tumor, is mostly benign and curable with surgical resection. This study aimed to assess the results from laparoscopic resection (LG) of insulinomas and to compare them with the results(More)
OBJECTIVE To demonstrate that Diabeo software enabling individualized insulin dose adjustments combined with telemedicine support significantly improves HbA(1c) in poorly controlled type 1 diabetic patients. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS In a six-month open-label parallel-group, multicenter study, adult patients (n = 180) with type 1 diabetes (>1 year), on(More)
Using pharmacological tools, a role for opioid receptors in the regulation of food intake has been documented. However, the involvement of specific receptor subtypes remains questionable, and little information is available regarding a role for opioid receptors in energy metabolism. Using adult male mice lacking the mu-opioid receptor (MOR) gene (MOR-/-),(More)
Triple A (3A) syndrome, a rare autosomal recessive disorder, is characterized by adrenocorticotropic hormone-resistant adrenal insufficiency, achalasia of the cardia, alacrima, and variable autonomic and neurologic dysfunction. The gene responsible, AAAS, recently has been identified. We describe the neurologic phenotype of the first adult case of 3A(More)
SRIF receptor scintigraphy (SRS) has been proposed for the localization of ectopic ACTH-secreting tumors responsible for Cushing's syndrome. However, in most cases reported, the tumors were also visible using conventional imaging. Therefore, the usefulness of SRS in localizing truly occult ectopic ACTH-secreting tumors remains unknown. We report the results(More)
Subclinical Cushing's syndrome (SCS) caused by adrenal incidentalomas is frequently associated with overweight and insulin resistance. Metabolic syndrome X may therefore be a clue to the presence of CS. However, the incidence of CS in this situation remains unknown. We have conducted a prospective study to evaluate the prevalence of occult CS in overweight,(More)
OBJECTIVE Biochemistry and I-6beta-iodomethyl norcholesterol scintigraphy (IMS) have both been used to assess cortisol secretion by adrenocortical incidentalomas. However, which biochemical abnormalities indicate subclinical corticoid excess is still debatable whilst IMS is expensive and cumbersome. The aim of the study was to evaluate prospectively(More)