Low T3 syndrome in cancer patients in relation to weight loss, intravenous hyperalimentation therapy and age.

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In order to investigate the relation of weight loss and intravenous hyperalimentation therapy to low T3 syndrome, serum T3, T4. rT3 and TBG were determined by radioimmunoassay in 105 cancer patients. The cancer patients were classified into 3 groups, Group I, II and III depending on the grade of weight loss, ranging up to a 5% change in weight loss from a… (More)

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