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The incidence of antithyroglobulin autoantibodies (ATA) was 17.7% in 963 patients (who attended the clinic from 1981 to 1990) with differentiated thyroid carcinoma (DTC). Another 12 patients developed ATA for a transient period after the treatment with radioiodine. The prevalence of ATA in females (21.5%, 123/572) was significantly higher (p < 0.001) than(More)
The design of a new phantom for 3-D ultrasound calibration is presented. The phantom provides a viable alternative to existing phantoms that are significantly more complex and require high precision fabrication. The phantom, referred to as a "plane-of-wires" phantom, consists of two wires mounted at the same fixed height above the bottom of a water tank.(More)
Studying neural activity during natural viewing conditions is not often attempted. Isolating the neural response of a single saccade is necessary to study neural activity during natural viewing; however, the close temporal spacing of saccades that occurs during natural viewing makes it difficult to determine the response to a single saccade. Herein, a(More)
Although most instances of object recognition during natural viewing occur in the presence of saccades, the neural correlates of objection recognition have almost exclusively been examined during fixation. Recent studies have indicated that there are post-saccadic modulations of neural activity immediately following eye movement landing; however, whether(More)
Children residing in a low-endemic region (LER), a high-endemic region (HER), and a leprosy colony contact population (CP) were evaluated for lepromin response as well as reactivity to the Mycobacterium leprae-specific synthetic antigen, ND-BSA. The mean reactivity to ND-BSA in the LER group (OD 0.03 +/- 0.03, N = 71) was significantly lower (p < 0.001)(More)
Differences in cortical geometry within and between subjects can complicate multifocal visual evoked potential (mfVEP) and standard evoked potential (EP) intra- and inter-subject comparisons. We present methods for aligning temporal intra- and inter-subject data prior to comparison. Multiple groups have informally observed that the two dominant temporal(More)
Serum thyroglobulin (tg) levels were measured in 112 patients with proved differentiated thyroid carcinoma (6 pre-operative, 32 post-operative and 74 in whom thyroidectomy was followed by radioiodine treatment). The tg levels were within the normal range in patients who had a residual mass in the neck region after surgery and who were in remission. The(More)
For identifying individuals at 'high risk' for developing leprosy, a simplified technique of collection of blood samples on filter paper for detection of anti -ND-BSA antibodies, was optimised. Anti-ND-BSA antibody reactivity on the filter paper was lost on storage at room temperature, but was stable at least for a period of 8 wk at lower temperature. Among(More)
Human thyroglobulin was used as an antigen for the development of monoclonal antibodies by the hybridoma technique. Spleen cells of BALB/c mice immunized with human thyroglobulin were fused with SP2/0 mouse myeloma cells. Seven clones secreting specific monoclonal antibodies to thyroglobulin were established. Two of these monoclonal antibodies have been(More)