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A kindred was diagnosed with atypical MEN type 2B characterized by medullary thyroid cancer and mucosal neurilemmomas in multiple family members. Mutation analysis revealed a double RET germline mutation, Val804Met and Ser904Cys, in affected individuals. The clinical phenotype, the functional effect of the mutations, and the clinical implications of our(More)
Diabetes is a risk factor for increased mortality after a myocardial infarction. Whether this applies for patients with hyperglycemia during the acute phase of a acute myocardial infarction is unclear. Therefore we determined the relation between admission plasma glucose level and mortality in a prospectively collected series of 336 consecutive AMI(More)
Gain-of-function mutations in LRP5 have been shown to cause high BMD disorders showing variable expression of some clinical symptoms, including torus palatinus and neurological complications. In an extended family, we were able to add craniosynostosis and developmental delay to the clinical spectrum associated with LRP5 mutations. We report on an extended(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effects of hyperglycemia due to partial insulin deprivation on myocardial triglyceride (TG) content and myocardial function in patients with type 1 diabetes. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Myocardial and hepatic TG content and left ventricular (LV) function were measured by magnetic resonance (MR) spectroscopy and MR imaging during(More)
Immunoglobulin patterns were investigated in seventy-three volunteers older than 95 years. An idiopathic paraproteinaemia was found in 19% of the cases. A restriction of heterogeneity and an imbalance in the kappa/lambda ratio of the immunoglobulins was seen in a number of other sera. Determinations of immunoglobulin levels in sera of individuals without(More)
OBJECTIVE Conventional therapies for Graves' disease, consisting of medical therapy or radioiodine are unsatisfactory, because of limited efficacy and adverse events. Interventions aimed at the underlying autoimmune pathogenesis of Graves' disease may be worthwhile to explore. We therefore performed a prospective, 26-week phase II study with open-ended(More)
A case is described here of a young euthyroid woman with a goitre and hearing impairment. Perchlorate discharge test showed increased washout of iodine. Genetic analysis confirmed the diagnosis of Pendred syndrome as a mutation in the Pds gene was found. The patient was treated with potassium iodine orally. During follow-up there where no symptoms of(More)
Two patients are described with metastatic neuroendocrine tumours of the pancreas head and region of Vater. After surgery, administration of the long-acting somatostatin analogue octreotide was started. In the first patient we found an IgG-lambda paraproteinaemia and a parathyroid hormone-related protein (PTHrP) driven hypercalcaemia. By increasing the dose(More)
We report 2 patients with epididymo-orchitis, caused by Brucella melitensis, accompanied by severe delay of diagnosis. In 1 patient the correct diagnosis was only suspected after his wife had been diagnosed with brucellosis. Our cases illustrate that diagnosing brucellosis can be difficult in nonendemic areas, especially when physicians are unfamiliar with(More)