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K D Burman, R C Dimond, J M Earll, F D Wright, L Wartofsky
Seven patients judged to be euthyroid following treatment of diffuse toxic goiter were studied to determine if they were susceptible to lithium induced hypothyroidism. Lithium carbonate was administered for 4-7 weeks in a dosage (900 mg/day) which maintained serum lithium levels between 0.5-1.0 mEq/l. Blood was obtained weekly for the determination of serum 3,5,3'-triiodothyronine (T3), thyroxine (T4), 3,3',5'-TRIIODO-L-thyronine (reverse T3, rT3) and thyrotropin (TSH). Values observed during lithium therapy were compared to those obtained prior to, and approximately one week after discontinuing lithium...
September 1976: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
P M McCormack, F F Attiyeh
A review of 35 patients who, over an 18-year preiod, underwent excision of pulmonary metastases from colorectal cancer, is presented. The cumulative five-year survival rate was 22 per cent, and this was significantly increased where the primary colonic cancer was Dukes' A or B. No difference in survival was found regarding the disease-free interval and the number of metastatic lesions. The follow-up of patients with colorectal cancer should always include yearly chest x-rays; and when metastases developed in the lungs alone, surgery for their removal is recommended...
November 1979: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
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