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The effect of subclinical hyperthyroidism on bone mineral density is controversial and could be significant in patients with differentiated thyroid carcinoma who receive suppressive doses of levothyroxine (LT4). To ascertain whether prolonged treatment with LT4 to suppress thyrotropin had a deleterious effect on bone mineral density and/or calcium(More)
The humoral innate immune response of gilthead seabream (Sparus aurata L.) against the myxozoan Enteromyxum leei has been studied. At 10, 22, 38, 52 and 108 days of cohabitation fish were sampled to examine gut histology and to determine serum innate immune parameters and the mRNA expression of pro-inflammatory cytokines (IL-1beta and TNFalpha) in(More)
OBJECTIVE Type 1 diabetes mellitus patients (DM1) show increased prevalence of pernicious anaemia, the histological substrate of which is type A chronic atrophic gastritis (CAG) in the stomach corpus, the main source of ghrelin. We aimed to compare plasma ghrelin concentrations in DM1 patients with type A CAG (DM1-CAG), DM1 patients without type A CAG and(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to compare the accuracy of prediction equations [modification of diet in renal disease (MDRD), simplified MDRD, Cockcroft-Gault (CG), reciprocal of creatinine and creatinine clearance] in a cohort of patients with type 2 diabetes. METHODS A total of 525 glomerular filtration rates (GFRs) using (125)I-iothalamate were(More)
The cellular innate immune response of gilthead seabream (Sparus aurata L.) against the myxozoan Enteromyxum leei was studied. Enteromyxosis was transmitted by maintaining uninfected fish (recipients) together with infected animals. A group of fish not exposed to the infection served as controls. After 10, 22, 38, 52 and 108 days, control and recipient fish(More)
OBJECTIVE Pregnancy-associated plasma protein-A (PAPP-A) has been implicated in the atherosclerotic process through regulation of local expression of IGF1. In type 2 diabetes mellitus, glycaemic control has been involved in PAPP-A expression. We compared PAPP-A, IGF1, inflammatory markers and adiponectin concentrations in type 2 diabetic patients with and(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of treatment with TSH suppressive dose of levothyroxine in patients with benign thyroid nodules. DESIGN Prospective randomized study. Group A (n = 20) patients received levothyroxine and group B (n = 20) patients did not. The dose of levothyroxine was adjusted to obtain an effective suppression of TSH. A clinical,(More)
BACKGROUND Pegvisomant is an effective treatment for acromegaly. OBJECTIVE To investigate escape (loss of biochemical control in patients previously controlled) and lipodystrophy in acromegalic patients treated with pegvisomant and to evaluate possible associations with clinical features. PATIENTS AND METHODS Multicentre retrospective study involving 19(More)
Fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) has become a widespread procedure for the study of thyroid nodules (TN). Some authors recommend the practice of repeated punctures for their follow-up. This study was done to determine the usefulness of repeated FNAC in patients with benign nodular thyroid disease. We have studied 251 fine-needle re-aspirations(More)
Postpartum thyroiditis (PPT) presents in approximately 5% of women. Its incidence, clinical characteristics, and evolution were studied in a nonselected population of Mediterranean women. Six hundred five healthy women, recruited between the 36th week of pregnancy and the 4th postpartum day, underwent initial clinical and biological evaluation and(More)