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BACKGROUND Serum thyroglobulin (Tg) is the marker of differentiated thyroid cancer after initial treatment and TSH stimulation increases its sensitivity for the diagnosis of recurrent disease. AIM The goal of the study is to compare the diagnostic values of seven methods for serum Tg measurement for detecting recurrent disease both during L-T4 treatment(More)
CONTEXT Familial pituitary adenomas occur rarely in the absence of multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN1) and Carney complex (CNC). OBJECTIVE Our objective was to characterize the clinical and genealogical features of non-MEN1/CNC familial isolated pituitary adenomas (FIPA). DESIGN AND SETTING We conducted a retrospective study of clinical and(More)
CONTEXT An association between germline aryl hydrocarbon receptor-interacting protein (AIP) gene mutations and pituitary adenomas was recently shown. OBJECTIVE The objective of the study was to assess the frequency of AIP gene mutations in a large cohort of patients with familial isolated pituitary adenoma (FIPA). DESIGN This was a multicenter,(More)
The thyroid is the organ with the highest selenium content per gram of tissue because it expresses specific selenoproteins. Since the discovery of myxoedematous cretinism and thyroid destruction following selenium repletion in iodine- and selenium-deficient children, data on links between thyroid metabolism and selenium have multiplied. Although very minor(More)
INTRODUCTION Encephalopathy associated with Hashimoto's thyroiditis has been recognized for more than 30 years and is probably underestimated. EXEGESIS We report four patients with Hashimoto's thyroiditis who presented neurological or psychiatric features. There were three women and one man, with a mean age of 68 years. Neurological presentations were(More)
In the present work, the presence of gastric inhibitory polypeptide (GIP) receptors and their functional role in the adrenal cells of three patients with food-dependent Cushing's syndrome were studied. RT-PCR and in situ hybridization studies demonstrated the presence of GIP receptor in the adrenals of the three patients. The presence of this receptor was(More)
OBJECTIVES High ankle-brachial index (ABI) (>1.40) is associated with poor cardiovascular disease (CVD) prognosis. Concomittant peripheral artery disease (PAD) is frequent, although undetectable with the ABI in this situation. We assessed the prognostic value of a high ABI according to the coexistence of occlusive PAD in diabetics. METHODS In this(More)
Transcription factor SOX10 plays a role in the maintenance of progenitor cell multipotency, lineage specification, and cell differentiation and is a major actor in the development of the neural crest. It has been implicated in Waardenburg syndrome (WS), a rare disorder characterized by the association between pigmentation abnormalities and deafness, but(More)
Familial isolated pituitary adenoma (FIPA) occurs in families and is unrelated to multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 and Carney complex. Mutations in AIP account only for 15-25% of FIPA families. CDKN1B mutations cause MEN4 in which affected patients can suffer from pituitary adenomas. With this study, we wanted to assess whether mutations in CDKN1B occur(More)
The objective of this prospective observational study was to establish the prevalence of carotid atherosclerosis in an asymptomatic diabetic population and to determine predictive factors for a screening optimization. A total of 300 consecutive type-2 diabetic subjects (166 males, 134 females) underwent a physical examination and duplex carotid scanning.(More)