Gintautas Kazanavicius

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BACKGROUND Patients with hypothyroidism are usually treated with thyroxine (levothyroxine) only, although both thyroxine and triiodothyronine are secreted by the normal thyroid gland. Whether thyroid secretion of triiodothyronine is physiologically important is unknown. METHODS We compared the effects of thyroxine alone with those of thyroxine plus(More)
From an endocrine outpatient clinic and psychiatric outpatient clinic in Kaunas, Lithuania, 41 women with major depression were selected for study. Three groups of depressed women were established: 15 with autoimmune thyroiditis (AIT); 13 with diffuse non-toxic goiter (DNG); 13 with no thyroid disease (NTD). Standard biochemical tests were used to exclude(More)
UNLABELLED Iodine deficiency is an actual problem of public health and mostly manifests as enlargement of the thyroid (goiter). OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to determine the prevalence of goiter using different evaluation criteria and to establish the relationship between changes in thyroid volume and dimensions of the body. MATERIAL AND METHODS(More)
The aim of the study was to evaluate associations of emotional state and quality of life with lipid concentration, duration of the disease, and the way of treating the disease in males and females with type 2 diabetes mellitus. A total of 53 persons with type 2 diabetes mellitus (27 males and 26 females; mean age, 58.7+/-8.9 years) and 56 healthy persons(More)
Two thyroid axis findings are often reported in depressed patients: autoimmune thyroiditis and abnormal thyrotropin (thyroid stimulating hormone, TSH) responses to thyrotropin-releasing hormone (TRH). The TSH response to TRH can be exaggerated, suggesting subclinical hypothyroidism; it can alternatively be blunted, for reasons poorly understood. We selected(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate if the concentration of C-reactive protein and the level of antibodies to thyrotropin receptors might predict the outcome of retrobulbar irradiation in patients with endocrine ophthalmopathy. MATERIAL AND METHODS Patients with moderate endocrine ophthalmopathy received orbital radiotherapy. The overall severity of endocrine(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the clinical signs and hormonal changes in women who complained of increased hair growth. MATERIAL AND METHODS We studied 122 female residents of Lithuania aged 18-35 years who were referred to the Clinic of Endocrinology of Kaunas University of Medicine Hospital in 2002-2003 for excessive body hair growth. Increased body hair was(More)
Methods 42 women aged 18-35 were randomly selected with FAI > 4.5 or one of the following signs of hyperandrogenism: hirsutism, acne, menstrual disorder, with normal thyroid function. Patients were divided into two groups. The first group (n=23) received 12.5μg of T3 for 6 months and the second group (n=19) – placebo. After the 6-month course the treatment(More)
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