Robert D . Utiger

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BACKGROUND Hashimoto encephalopathy has been described as a syndrome of encephalopathy and high serum antithyroid antibody concentrations that is responsive to glucocorticoid therapy, but these could be chance associations. OBJECTIVE To study a patient with Hashimoto encephalopathy and to review the literature to determine whether Hashimoto encephalopathy(More)
Previous studies have demonstrated that short-term oral iodide administration, in doses ranging from 1500 micrograms to 250 mg/day, has an inhibitory effect on thyroid hormone secretion in normal men. As iodide intake in the USA may be as high as 800 micrograms/d, we investigated the effects of very low dose iodide supplementation on thyroid function.(More)
To determine whether slight decreases in serum thyroid hormone concentrations resulted in augmentation of the thyrotropin (TSH) response to thyrotropin-releasing hormone (TRH), TSH responses to TRH were determined before and after 13 days of iodide treatment in 20 normal subjects. Slight reductions in serum thyroxine (t4) and/or triiodothyronine (T3)(More)
A sensitive and specific radioimmunoassay for adenosine 3',5'-cyclic phosphate (cyclic AMP) has been developed which allows measurement of the nucleotide in extracts of 5-10 mg of tissue. The radioimmunoassay is sufficiently specific for cyclic AMP to eliminate the need for prior chromatographic separation of the cyclic nucleotide from other tissue(More)
The influence of serum triiodothyronine (T(3)) and thyroxine (T(4)) concentrations on the release of prolactin in man was studied by determining the prolactin response to synthetic thyrotropin-releasing hormone (TRH) in hypothyroid and hyperthyroid patients before and after correction of their serum thyroid hormone abnormalities. The maximum increment in(More)
Many pituitary hormones possess partial or complete immunological species specificity. Earlier reports suggested that thyrotropin (TSH) did not have such specificity since the biological activity of human pituitary or plasma TSH could be neutralized by antisera to bovine TSH in doses similar to that which blocked the biological activity of bovine TSH (2,(More)