Learn More
The heart is a major target organ for thyroid hormone action, and marked changes occur in cardiac function in patients with hypo- or hyperthyroidism. T(3)-induced changes in cardiac function can result from direct or indirect T(3) effects. Direct effects result from T(3) action in the heart itself and are mediated by nuclear or extranuclear mechanisms.(More)
  • G J Kahaly
  • Thyroid : official journal of the American…
  • 2000
Subclinical hypothyroidism (SH) is common, especially among elderly women. There is no clear evidence to date that SH causes clinical heart disease. However, mild thyroid gland failure, evidenced solely by elevation of the serum thyrotropin (TSH) concentration, may be associated with increased morbidity, particularly for cardiovascular disease, and subtly(More)
Luigi Bartalena, Lelio Baldeschi, Alison J. Dickinson, Anja Eckstein, Pat Kendall-Taylor, Claudio Marcocci, Maarten P. Mourits, Petros Perros, Kostas Boboridis, Antonella Boschi, Nicola Currò, Chantal Daumerie, George J. Kahaly, Gerasimos Krassas, Carol M. Lane, John H. Lazarus, Michele Marinò, Marco Nardi, Christopher Neoh, Jacques Orgiazzi, Simon Pearce,(More)
Consensus statement of the European Group on Graves’ orbitopathy (EUGOGO) on management of GO Luigi Bartalena, Lelio Baldeschi, Alison Dickinson, Anja Eckstein, Pat Kendall-Taylor, Claudio Marcocci, Maarten Mourits, Petros Perros, Kostas Boboridis, Antonella Boschi, Nicola Currò, Chantal Daumerie, George J Kahaly, Gerasimos E Krassas, Carol M Lane, John H(More)
CONTEXT Glucocorticoids are effective for severe Graves' orbitopathy (GO), which causes substantial morbidity. The question at issue is how best to use them. OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to optimize glucocorticoid application in GO. DESIGN The study design was a randomized trial over 12 wk with 6-month follow-up. SETTING The study was(More)
The autoimmune polyglandular syndrome (APS) is defined as the manifestation of at least two endocrine autoimmune diseases. In order to take the wide spectrum of components and the variations of the disease fully into account, APS is usually divided up into the rare juvenile type (APS I) and the more common adult type (APS II-IV). APS I is caused by a(More)
The polyglandular autoimmune syndromes (PAS) comprise a wide spectrum of autoimmune disorders and are divided into a very rare juvenile (PAS type I) and a relatively common adult type with (PAS II) or without adrenal failure (PAS III). First clinical manifestation of PAS I usually occurs in childhood, whereas PAS II mostly occurs during the third and fourth(More)
Polyglandular autoimmune syndromes (PAS) are rare polyendocrinopathies characterized by the failure of several endocrine glands as well as nonendocrine organs, caused by an immune-mediated destruction of endocrine tissues. This article summarizes extensive clinical, epidemiological, serological, and genetic data of a large collective of patients with PAS (n(More)
Despite the fact that several recent studies report an expression of somatostatin receptors in nonmedullary thyroid cancer (non-MTC), there is still no consensus concerning the diagnostic and therapeutic usefulness of radionuclide-labeled somatostatin analogues in non-MTC. We present the results of 50 scintigraphic studies with (111)In-Pentetreotide(More)
Various clinical disorders can cause hyperthyroidism, the effects of which vary according to the patient's age, severity of clinical presentation and association with other comorbidities. Hyperthyroidism is associated with increased morbidity and mortality from cardiovascular disease, although whether the risk of specific cardiovascular complications is(More)