Sadaki Sakane

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This study investigated 1) the relationship between thyroid volume and thyroid function in radioactive iodine (RAI) treatment for Graves' disease, and 2) the activity of thyroid-related Ig in serum on the responsiveness of thyroid tissue to RAI. The changes in thyroid volume per megabecquerel (MBq) of 131I retained in thyroid tissue was calculated by(More)
A variant type of adenomatous goiter was identified in 24 of 2160 patients with adenomatous goiter who underwent thyroidectomy. The characteristics of the thyroid gland in these 24 patients included large goiter, small follicles, scant colloid, and columnar follicular cells containing yellow-green granules on hematoxylin-eosin staining. The thyroid gland(More)
OBJECTIVE The relationship between emotional stress and the onset of hyperthyroidism has been well investigated, but the relationship between psychological factors and prognosis of antithyroid drug-treated hyperthyroidism is not well known. This study has examined not only emotional stresses but also patients' personality traits using specific tests. (More)
We report a 48-year-old woman who developed hyperthyroidism following primary hypothyroidism. The serum T4 level was initially low and serum TSH level was high with clinical signs of hypothyroidism. The thyroid gland was not enlarged. Therapy with L-T4 was started. Three years later she developed hyperthyroidism; serum free T4 increased to 29.1 pmol/l after(More)
We have studied serum concentrations of immunoassayable tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF alpha) and iodothyronines (T4, T3, and rT3) in normal subjects (n = 16) and patients with nonthyroidal illnesses (NTI; n = 13), hyperthyroidism (n = 10), and hypothyroidism (n = 9). The mean (+/- SEM; femtomoles per mL) serum concentration of TNF alpha was 45 +/- 4.3 in(More)
There have been few studies on acute changes of bone metabolism in humans by thyroid hormone. This study aimed to examine the effects of triiodothyronine on serum markers of bone and mineral metabolism during a 7-d course of daily 75 microg therapy in 14 normal volunteers by drawing blood on 1, 2, 3, 5, and 7 d of therapy. Serum calcium concentrations did(More)
Granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) levels in serum were determined by a highly-sensitive chemiluminescent enzyme immunoassay (limit of detection, 0.5 pg/ml) in 54 patients with Graves' disease including 6 patients complicated with methimazole-induced agranulocytosis. Serum G-CSF levels in patients with Graves' disease were not different from(More)
The coupling activity of thyroid peroxidase (TPO) in thyroid glands from patients with benign adenoma, papillary carcinoma, and diffuse goiter (Graves' disease) was measured for the first time, in addition to the peroxidase activity of these tissues. The peroxidase activity of TPO in the mitochondria-microsomes fraction was measured with guaiacol or iodide(More)
We encountered a young man treated with anticonvulsant therapy who had greatly reduced bone mineral density. An 18-year-old man was admitted to our hospital for shoulder pain and further evaluation of decreased bone mineral density. He had been treated with anticonvulsants, including phenytoin, phenobarbital, valproic acid and zonisamide for seizures.(More)
Serum TSH concentrations were determined by both second and third generation assays in three types of thyrotoxicosis associated with subacute thyroiditis, silent thyroiditis, and hyperthyroid Graves' disease at the time of each patient's initial visit to the clinic. Serum TSH concentrations as measured by the second generation assay with an analytical(More)