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CONTEXT The prevalence of abnormal thyroid function in the United States and the significance of thyroid dysfunction remain controversial. Systemic effects of abnormal thyroid function have not been fully delineated, particularly in cases of mild thyroid failure. Also, the relationship between traditional hypothyroid symptoms and biochemical thyroid(More)
Several types of network trafic have been shown to exhibit long-range dependence (LRD). In this work, we show that the busy period of an ATM system driven by a long-range dependent process can be very large. We introduce a new trafjic model based on a fractional Brownian motion envelope process. We show that this characterization can be used to predict(More)
Numerous branded and generic formulations of levothyroxine (LT4) sodium tablets are currently available. Results from previous studies attempting to examine the comparative bioavailability of these formulations are difficult to interpret because of subject heterogeneity, single time-point blood sampling, varying degrees of hypothyroidism, and other factors.(More)
To determine the incidence of unrecognized thyroid disease among admissions to a large acute care university teaching hospital, 364 samples taken on consecutive admissions were assayed for thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) and free thyroxine index (FTI). Patients with abnormal test results were further evaluated by determination of antimicrosomal and(More)
Lacto-ovo-vegetarian women fifty to eighty-nine years of age lost 18 per cent bone mineral mass while omnivorous women lost 35 per cent. This study established that this difference could not be explained by a greater bone density in the lacto-ovo-vegetarians during the third, fourth, and fifth decades of life. The possibility of higher sulfur content in the(More)
Past studies indicate postmenopausal women who eat meat may experience greater bone mineral loss than lacto-ovo-vegetarian women. The present study extends those findings by comparing bone mineral in adult lacto-ovo-vegetarian and omnivorous males. Bone mineral mass was determined by direct photon absorptiometry in 320 lacto-ovo-vegetarian and 320(More)