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OBJECTIVE The optimal antithyroid drug regimen for Graves' disease remains a matter of controversy. The European Multicentre Trial Group has investigated the effects of methimazole drug dose on the long-term outcome of Graves' disease. DESIGN Extended follow-up of patients from a prospective multicentre trial, designed to study methimazole dose effects on(More)
Human thyroid blood flow rate (TBF) was measured during operations by electromagnetic flowmetry in 75 euthyroid patients with normal thyroid tissue, nodular goiter, or solitary adenoma, and in 22 hyperthyroid patients with diffuse or nodular goiter. Blood flow rate was measured in one to four of the thyroid arteries. No difference in blood flow rate was(More)
In order to examine the properties of human thyroid tissue, toxic diffuse goiter (TDG), toxic nodular goiter (TNG) and normal thyroid tissue were transplanted to nude mice. Starting 3 and 10 weeks after the transplantation the mice were given 14 daily injections of control serum or serum containing thyroid stimulating immunoglobulin (TSI). The uptake and(More)
OBJECTIVE A variety of regimens continue to be used in the treatment of Graves' disease with antithyroid drugs. We have investigated the factors which determine the initial response to methimazole (time until euthyroidism is achieved) in Graves' disease. PATIENTS Five hundred and nine patients with Graves' disease in different European countries with(More)
Improved blood glucose control by insulin treatment in patients with Type 2 (non-insulin dependent) diabetes mellitus increases the risk for hypoglycaemic episodes. Our objective was to investigate if hypoglycaemia causes electrocardiographic changes and cardiac arrhythmias in patients with Type 2 diabetes. Six insulin-treated patients with Type 2 diabetes(More)
The thyroid hormone secretory response to TSH was studied in twenty-eight patients undergoing thyroid and parathyroid surgery. Eighteen patients received bovine or human exogenous TSH by injection into a thyroid artery, and 10 received TRH to stimulate endogenous TSH secretion. Thyroid secretion rates of T4, T3, and rT3 were determined directly from(More)
Human thyroid blood flow (TBF) was studied with electromagnetic flowmetry during operation. Measurements were made of the effect on TBF of injections of bovine TSH into one inferior thyroid artery in 6 patients; 6 other patients were given human TSH, and in 10 patients measurements were made both of TBF and endogenous TSH released after administration of(More)
Up to 30 per cent of pregnant women suffer from leg cramps. The cause of these cramps is not known, but changes in calcium concentration have been suggested. Therefore 42 pregnant women with leg cramps were studied. No differences in total serum or ionized serum calcium concentrations were found as compared with a control group of pregnant women without leg(More)