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Sebastião Freitas de Medeiros, Márcia Marly Winck Yamamoto, Matheus Antônio Souto de Medeiros, Bruna Barcelo Barbosa, José Maria Soares Junior, and Edmund Chada Baracat

of 17-hydroxyprogesterone (17-OHP4) levels ≤5 ng/mL (≤15 nmol/L), 17-hydroxypregnenolone (17-OHPE) <0.42 ng/mL (<13.5 nmol/L), and compound S <0.8 ng/mL (<23 nmol/L) ( 26 , 27 ). Primary hypothyroidism was excluded by a thyroid-stimulating hormone

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Chiara Mele, Maria Teresa Samà, Alessandro Angelo Bisoffi, Marina Caputo, Valentina Bullara, Stefania Mai, Gillian Elisabeth Walker, Flavia Prodam, Paolo Marzullo, Gianluca Aimaretti, and Loredana Pagano

). Although the pathways linking obesity and IR to thyroid cancer remain largely unknown, a potential role for insulin, growth hormone (GH) secretagogues and adipokines has been postulated ( 10 ). Insulin not only regulates cell metabolism but also stimulates

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Milène Tetsi Nomigni, Sophie Ouzounian, Alice Benoit, Jacqueline Vadrot, Frédérique Tissier, Sylvie Renouf, Hervé Lefebvre, Sophie Christin-Maitre, and Estelle Louiset

statistical significance was assessed by Bonferroni's test after one-way ANOVA. Results Adrenal origin of hyperandrogenism Hormonal evaluation revealed high levels of Δ4-androstenedione and testosterone ( Table 2 ). ACTH stimulation test excluded

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Catarina Tavares, Maria João Coelho, Catarina Eloy, Miguel Melo, Adriana Gaspar da Rocha, Ana Pestana, Rui Batista, Luciana Bueno Ferreira, Elisabete Rios, Samia Selmi-Ruby, Bruno Cavadas, Luísa Pereira, Manuel Sobrinho Simões, and Paula Soares

remnants, metastases and eventually the recurrences are subjected to RAI. Prior to RAI ablation patients are subjected to TSH stimulation, either by withdrawal of thyroid hormones or by the administration of recombinant TSH ( 2 ). Since TSH has a major role

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Luca Boeri, Paolo Capogrosso, Walter Cazzaniga, Edoardo Pozzi, Luigi Candela, Federico Belladelli, Davide Oreggia, Eugenio Ventimiglia, Nicolò Schifano, Giuseppe Fallara, Marina Pontillo, Costantino Abbate, Emanuele Montanari, Francesco Montorsi, and Andrea Salonia

current smokers ( 23 ). Varicocele was clinically assessed in every patient and further confirmed by ultrasound examination ( 24 ). Venous blood samples were drawn from each patient between 07:00 h and 11:00 h after an overnight fast ( 1 ). Follicle-stimulating

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Teresa Vilariño-García, Antonio Pérez-Pérez, Esther Santamaría-López, Nicolás Prados, Manuel Fernández-Sánchez, and Víctor Sánchez-Margalet

phosphorylation of Sam68 has been previously implicated in cell proliferation, growth as well as in differentiation processes through different mechanisms. In fact, Sam68 phosphorylation has been reported to be stimulated by mitogenic and trophic hormones such as

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Maurício Martins da Silva, Lueni Lopes Felix Xavier, Carlos Frederico Lima Gonçalves, Ana Paula Santos-Silva, Francisca Diana Paiva-Melo, Mariana Lopes de Freitas, Rodrigo Soares Fortunato, Leandro Miranda-Alves, and Andrea Claudia Freitas Ferreira

3′ β-Tsh , beta subunit of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH); Duox1 , dual oxidase 1; Duox2 , dual oxidase 2; Duoxa1 , dual oxidase maturation factor 1; Duoxa2 , dual oxidase maturation factor 2; Gapdh , glyceraldehyde 3-phosphate

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Hanna Karhapää, Siru Mäkelä, Hanna Laurén, Marjut Jaakkola, Camilla Schalin-Jäntti, and Micaela Hernberg

monitored other hormones including testosterone, oestradiol, cortisol, prolactin, luteinizing hormone (LH), follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), and adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH). All laboratory tests were analysed at the central laboratory of Helsinki

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Eugenie S Lim, Shanty G Shah, Mona Waterhouse, Scott Akker, William Drake, Nick Plowman, Daniel M Berney, Polly Richards, Ashok Adams, Ewa Nowosinska, Carmel Brennan, and Maralyn Druce

, either as a single procedure if the DTC is proven by imaging and fine-needle aspiration or as a diagnostic lobectomy followed by a completion thyroidectomy when the histology is confirmed. Thyroidectomy is followed by replacement of thyroid hormone and

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Mirjana Kocova, Vesna Janevska, and Violeta Anastasovska

follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH) was added to the evaluation. FSH, LH, ACTH, androstenedione and testosterone were analyzed with chemiluminescence (IMMULITE 2000, SIEMENS), whereas17-OHP was analyzed with ELISA (Chemwell