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BACKGROUND The Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study (DOPPS) is an international prospective, longitudinal, observational study examining the relationship between dialysis unit practices and outcomes for hemodialysis (HD) patients in seven developed countries France, Germany, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom, Japan and the United States. Results of the(More)
We have studied the effects of 131I therapy on thyrotrophin binding inhibiting immunoglobulins (TBII) in fifty-five patients with Graves' disease and five patients with toxic multinodular goitre (MNG). A group of forty patients with Graves' disease and four patients with toxic MNG were treated with drugs and acted as controls. In 78% of patients treated(More)
Responsiveness to synthetic thyrotropin-releasing hormone (TRH), thyroid suppressibility by triiodothyronine (T3) and the outcome of hyperthyroidism following prolonged therapy with thionamides were studied in a group of 35 patients with toxic diffuse goiter. TRH and T3 suppression tests were performed 10 days to 24 months (mean 4 months) after withdrawal(More)
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