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Transient postoperative hypocalcemia is one of the most common complications after thyroidectomy. Permanent hypocalcemia, however, is rare, but usually requires life-long treatment and follow-up. The risk of permanent hypocalcemia has been shown to be significantly higher in patients with Graves’ disease. In the present study we evaluated short-term and(More)
Sixty-three patients (median age 64 years) with locally advanced breast cancer (T3, T4 and/or N2) were treated with primary 'neoadjuvant' chemotherapy given as weekly doxorubicin monotherapy (14 mg/m2 per dose). Seven patients had solitary distant metastasis at the time of diagnosis. Twenty-eight patients (45%) achieved 'partial response' to primary(More)
The etiology and pathogenesis of Graves' disease (GD) are still unknown, although it is thought that both genetic and environmental factors are important. Some indirect evidence implies that a viral infection may be a possible etiologic factor in autoimmunity. The main objective of this study was to examine direct evidence of the presence of enteroviruses(More)
Fasting blood samples were obtained before definitive surgery or biopsy in 128 patients referred to the department of surgery with suspected or manifest breast cancer. Insulin-like growth factor (IGF)-I, IGF-II and free IGF-I were measured by radioimmunoassay/immunoradiometric assay, while IGFBP-3 proteolysis was evaluated by Western immunoblot. 12 patients(More)
BACKGROUND The role of viruses as environmental triggers for Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT) is controversial. Thyroid epithelial cells express a variety of molecules involved in antiviral responses. This study combined histological, immunological, and virological tests to describe changes in tissue from patients with newly diagnosed and untreated HT. To study(More)
BACKGROUND Few studies have systematically examined the immune cells that infiltrate thyroid tissue at the time of the onset of Graves' disease (GD). The role of viruses in the pathogenesis of autoimmune thyroid diseases is controversial. The present study analyzed inflammatory responses with respect to signs of virus infection. METHODS Thyroid tissue was(More)
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