Masayuki Azukizawa

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Thyroid function was studied in 55 patients undergoing maintenance hemodialysis who were all judged to be clinically euthyroid. The dialysis patients, in comparison to normal control subjects, had significantly lower mean values for serum T4 (4.0 +/- 1.4 [SD] microgram/dl versus 7.9 +/- 1.5 microgram/dl, p less than 0.001), T3 (118 +/- 31 ng/dl versus 147(More)
Measurements of serum levels of thyroxine (T4), free T4, 3,5,3'-triiodothyronine (T3), free T3, 3,3',5'-triiodothyronine (reverse T3, rT3), thyroxine-binding globulin capacity (TBGcap), chorionic gonadotrophin (hCG) and thyrotrophin (TSH) were carried out prospectively in eight women with uncomplicated pregnancies, in order to examine interrelationships(More)
BACKGROUND Total knee arthroplasty is one of the most successful surgeries with respect to relieving pain and restoring function of the knee. However, some studies have reported that patients are not always satisfied with their results after total knee arthroplasty. The aim of this study was to determine whether the muscle strength around the knee joint and(More)
A TSH- and FSH-screening pituitary adenoma was demonstrated in a 23-yr-old man who presented with bitemporal hemianopsia, but without clinical or laboratory evidences of hyper- or hypothyroidism or hypogonadism. Basal TSH (29-45 microunits/ml) and FSH (44-63 mIU/ml) were moderately elevated. GH and ACTH secretion were impaired, and basal PRL and(More)
Propylthiouracil (PTU) inhibits peripheral deiodination of thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3) and decreases the metabolic effectiveness of T4 in animals. To assess the effect of PTU on extrathyroidal conversion of T4 to T3 in man, 15 studies were performed in athyreotic patients treated with 100 or 200 mug of L-T4 daily for 1 mo before the addition(More)
The effect of thyrotropin-releasing hormone (TRH) on the pituitary-thyroid axis and on prolactin secretion was studied in pregnant Rhesus monkeys during the latter period of gestation and in non-pregnant female controls. The baseline plasma concentrations of TSH, T3, T4, and prolactin (PRL) of pregnant monkeys did not differ from those of non-pregnant(More)
OBJECTIVE To elucidate the systemic and local risk factors and the effect of surgical procedures for delayed wound healing after forefoot surgery in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS Fifty forefoot surgeries were performed in 39 patients using resection arthroplasty or a joint-preserving procedure (25 feet for each procedure). The(More)