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High levels of thyroid hormones accelerate bone turnover. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effects of treatment with alendronate in patients affected by hyperthyroidism and osteoporosis. We studied 40 hyperthyroid patients with bone loss, divided into two groups according to menopausal state. Before treatment and after 6 and 12 months, serum(More)
BACKGROUND The medical treatment of advanced medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) is still questionable. Results of chemotherapy are disappointing with almost no curative responses, few partial responses, and many side-effects. A recent report has suggested the activity of combination recombinant interferon alpha-2b (rIFN-alpha-2b) and octreotide, a(More)
Thyroid carcinoma represents the most frequent endocrine tumor. Recent reports have documented an increase in the incidence of thyroid cancer. Its incidence varies geographically around the world from 0.9/ 100,000 men and 2.4/100,000 women in Great Britain to 8.8/100,000 men and 18.2/ 100,000 women in Hawaii. Radiation exposure has been strongly implicated(More)
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