Lakdasa D. Premawardhana

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A monoclonal autoantibody (MAb) with powerful thyroid stimulating activity has been produced from lymphocytes from a patient with Graves' disease. The autoantibody and its Fab fragment bind to the thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) receptor (TSHR) with high affinity, inhibit labelled TSH binding to the receptor and stimulate cyclic AMP production in Chinese(More)
BACKGROUND Serum antibodies against thyroglobulin (TgAbs) are common in patients with differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) and can interfere in thyroglobulin (Tg) assays. We identified the epitopes on Tg recognized by TgAb-positive sera from patients with DTC and examined the association between epitope specificity patterns and Tg recovery. METHODS We(More)
Thyrotrophin receptor antibodies (TRAb) exist as stimulating or blocking antibodies in the serum (neutral TRAb have been identified recently). The clinical features of GD occur when stimulating TRAb predominate. But the relationship of TRAb to clinical phenotype and outcome is not clear when current assay methods are used. Therefore no consensus exists(More)
Copyright © 2012 Juan C. Galofré et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. " From the very commencement the student should set out to witness the progress and effects of sickness(More)
OBJECTIVE We studied the prevalence of endocrine dysfunction in subjects with idiopathic Parkinson's disease (IPD) on newer dopaminergic agents (DA). DA are also used in endocrine hypersecretory states in small doses and we hypothesized that endocrine dysfunction was likely in IPD where DA were used in comparatively much higher dosage. PATIENTS AND(More)
Adrenal incidentalomas (AIs) are mostly benign and nonsecretory. Management algorithms lack sensitivity when assessing malignant potential, although functional status is easier to assess. We present a subject whose AI was a retroperitoneal leiomyosarcoma (RL). Case Presentation. A woman on warfarin with SLE and the antiphospholipid syndrome, presented with(More)
Postpartum thyroid dysfunction (PPTD) is a common disorder which causes considerable morbidity in affected women. The availability of effective treatment for hypothyroid PPTD, the occurrence of the disease in subsequent pregnancies and the need to identify subjects who develop long term hypothyroidism, has prompted discussion about screening for this(More)
Low HbA1c levels in a poorly controlled diabetic Q1: What do the data demonstrate? The data demonstrate inappropriately low HbA1c values in a subject with symptomatic hyperglycaemia (weight loss, osmotic symptoms , and high plasma glucose values) and abundant glycosuria. Q2: What is the differential diagnosis and what would you do next? If a laboratory(More)
A 68 year old, previously well woman presented with dysphagia, weight loss and a neck swelling. Investigations revealed a right-sided thyroid abscess with fistulous connection to the upper of two oesophageal carcinomas, a previously unreported association. The resistance of the thyroid to infection and the mechanisms of thyroid abscess formation in this(More)
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