P Vitti

Summary

Affiliation: University of Pisa
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Functioning and nonfunctioning thyroid adenomas involve different molecular pathogenetic mechanisms
    M Tonacchera
    Dipartimento di Endocrinologia e Metabolismo, Ortopedia e Traumatologia, Medicina del Lavoro, Universita di Pisa, Italy
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 84:4155-8. 1999
  2. ncbi request reprint Thyroid ultrasound as a predicator of thyroid disease
    P Vitti
    Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, University of Pisa, Italy
    J Endocrinol Invest 26:686-9. 2003
  3. ncbi request reprint Papillary thyroid cancer, although strongly associated with lymphocytic infiltration on histology, is only weakly predicted by serum thyroid auto-antibodies in patients with nodular thyroid diseases
    E Fiore
    Department of Endocrinology, University of Pisa, Via Paradisa 2, 56100 Pisa, Italy
    J Endocrinol Invest 32:344-51. 2009
  4. doi request reprint Hepatic left lobe volume is a sensitive index of metabolic improvement in obese women after gastric banding
    M Giannetti
    Department of Endocrinology and Kidney, University Hospital of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    Int J Obes (Lond) 36:336-41. 2012
  5. pmc The obesity and inflammatory marker haptoglobin attracts monocytes via interaction with chemokine (C-C motif) receptor 2 (CCR2)
    Margherita Maffei
    Dulbecco Telethon Institute, CNR, Area della Ricerca di Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    BMC Biol 7:87. 2009
  6. ncbi request reprint Thyroiditis: clinical aspects and diagnostic imaging
    P Vitti
    Dipartimento di Endocrinologia, Universita di Pisa, Italy
    Rays 24:301-14. 1999
  7. ncbi request reprint Toxic multinodular goiter in the elderly
    P Vitti
    Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    J Endocrinol Invest 25:16-8. 2002
  8. ncbi request reprint Iodine deficiency disorders in Europe
    P Vitti
    Dipartimento di Endocrinologia e Metabolismo, Ortopedia e Traumatologia, Medicina del Lavoro, Universita di Pisa
    Public Health Nutr 4:529-35. 2001
  9. doi request reprint Male sex, single nodularity, and young age are associated with the risk of finding a papillary thyroid cancer on fine-needle aspiration cytology in a large series of patients with nodular thyroid disease
    T Rago
    Department of Endocrinology, University of Pisa, Via Paradisa 2, 56124 Pisa, Italy
    Eur J Endocrinol 162:763-70. 2010
  10. doi request reprint L-thyroxine-treated patients with nodular goiter have lower serum TSH and lower frequency of papillary thyroid cancer: results of a cross-sectional study on 27 914 patients
    E Fiore
    Department of Endocrinology, University of Pisa, Via Paradisa 2, 56100 Pisa, Italy
    Endocr Relat Cancer 17:231-9. 2010

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Publications55

  1. ncbi request reprint Functioning and nonfunctioning thyroid adenomas involve different molecular pathogenetic mechanisms
    M Tonacchera
    Dipartimento di Endocrinologia e Metabolismo, Ortopedia e Traumatologia, Medicina del Lavoro, Universita di Pisa, Italy
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 84:4155-8. 1999
    ..Oncogenes other than the TShR and Gs alpha genes are probably involved in nonfunctioning follicular adenomas...
  2. ncbi request reprint Thyroid ultrasound as a predicator of thyroid disease
    P Vitti
    Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, University of Pisa, Italy
    J Endocrinol Invest 26:686-9. 2003
  3. ncbi request reprint Papillary thyroid cancer, although strongly associated with lymphocytic infiltration on histology, is only weakly predicted by serum thyroid auto-antibodies in patients with nodular thyroid diseases
    E Fiore
    Department of Endocrinology, University of Pisa, Via Paradisa 2, 56100 Pisa, Italy
    J Endocrinol Invest 32:344-51. 2009
    ..We evaluated the association between thyroid autoimmunity and thyroid cancer in a retrospective series of unselected thyroid nodules submitted to fine-needle aspiration (FNA) cytology...
  4. doi request reprint Hepatic left lobe volume is a sensitive index of metabolic improvement in obese women after gastric banding
    M Giannetti
    Department of Endocrinology and Kidney, University Hospital of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    Int J Obes (Lond) 36:336-41. 2012
    ..Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is a common finding in obese subjects. Increasing evidence has been provided suggesting that it represents the hepatic component of the metabolic syndrome...
  5. pmc The obesity and inflammatory marker haptoglobin attracts monocytes via interaction with chemokine (C-C motif) receptor 2 (CCR2)
    Margherita Maffei
    Dulbecco Telethon Institute, CNR, Area della Ricerca di Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    BMC Biol 7:87. 2009
    ..In an effort to elucidate the biological significance of Hp presence in the WAT and of its upregulation in obesity we formulated the hypothesis that Hp may serve as a macrophage chemoattractant...
  6. ncbi request reprint Thyroiditis: clinical aspects and diagnostic imaging
    P Vitti
    Dipartimento di Endocrinologia, Universita di Pisa, Italy
    Rays 24:301-14. 1999
    ..Both in acute and Riedel's thyroiditis there is marked hypoechogenicity...
  7. ncbi request reprint Toxic multinodular goiter in the elderly
    P Vitti
    Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    J Endocrinol Invest 25:16-8. 2002
    ..The treatment with antithyroid drug does not allow a permanent remission of hyperthyroidism, but its use is indicated to achieve euthyroidism before the definitive treatment. The definitive treatment is radioiodine or thyroidectomy...
  8. ncbi request reprint Iodine deficiency disorders in Europe
    P Vitti
    Dipartimento di Endocrinologia e Metabolismo, Ortopedia e Traumatologia, Medicina del Lavoro, Universita di Pisa
    Public Health Nutr 4:529-35. 2001
    ..Adverse effects are not observed except in severe iodine deficient areas where iodine intake was abruptly increased...
  9. doi request reprint Male sex, single nodularity, and young age are associated with the risk of finding a papillary thyroid cancer on fine-needle aspiration cytology in a large series of patients with nodular thyroid disease
    T Rago
    Department of Endocrinology, University of Pisa, Via Paradisa 2, 56124 Pisa, Italy
    Eur J Endocrinol 162:763-70. 2010
    ..To evaluate the risk of papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) at fine-needle aspiration (FNA) cytology in 34 120 patients...
  10. doi request reprint L-thyroxine-treated patients with nodular goiter have lower serum TSH and lower frequency of papillary thyroid cancer: results of a cross-sectional study on 27 914 patients
    E Fiore
    Department of Endocrinology, University of Pisa, Via Paradisa 2, 56100 Pisa, Italy
    Endocr Relat Cancer 17:231-9. 2010
    ..In conclusion, patients with nodular goiter, treatment with L-T(4) is responsible for the reduction of serum TSH and is associated with a decreased frequency of PTC...
  11. doi request reprint Lower levels of TSH are associated with a lower risk of papillary thyroid cancer in patients with thyroid nodular disease: thyroid autonomy may play a protective role
    E Fiore
    Department of Endocrinology, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    Endocr Relat Cancer 16:1251-60. 2009
    ..Thyroid autonomy conceivably protects against the risk of PTC, while thyroid autoimmunity does not play a significant role...
  12. doi request reprint The effect of voluntary iodine prophylaxis in a small rural community: the Pescopagano survey 15 years later
    F Aghini Lombardi
    Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, University of Pisa, Via Paradisa 2, 56100 Pisa, Italy
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 98:1031-9. 2013
    ..Iodine deficiency disorders are a major public health problem, and programs have been implemented to improve iodine nutrition...
  13. doi request reprint Study of potential inhibitors of thyroid iodide uptake by using CHO cells stably expressing the human sodium/iodide symporter (hNIS) protein
    P Agretti
    Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Centro Eccellenza AmbiSEN, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    J Endocrinol Invest 34:170-4. 2011
    ..Beyond to perchlorate and thyocianate ions a few other inhibitors of iodide uptake have been described...
  14. doi request reprint Hashimoto's thyroiditis is associated with papillary thyroid carcinoma: role of TSH and of treatment with L-thyroxine
    E Fiore
    Department of Endocrinology, Department of Surgery, University of Pisa, Italy
    Endocr Relat Cancer 18:429-37. 2011
    ..Treatment with l-T(4) reduces TSH levels and decreases the occurrence of clinically detectable PTC...
  15. ncbi request reprint Non-palpable thyroid nodules in a borderline iodine-sufficient area: detection by ultrasonography and follow-up
    T Rago
    Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, University of Pisa, Italy
    J Endocrinol Invest 24:770-6. 2001
    ..Incidentally discovered thyroid nodules are associated with goiter and are likely to progress in volume and number...
  16. doi request reprint Real-time elastosonography: useful tool for refining the presurgical diagnosis in thyroid nodules with indeterminate or nondiagnostic cytology
    T Rago
    Department of Endocrinology, University of Pisa, Via Paradisa, 2, 56124 Pisa, Italy
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 95:5274-80. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to get further insights into the role of USE in the presurgical diagnosis of nodules with indeterminate or nondiagnostic cytology...
  17. ncbi request reprint Autoantibodies from patients with autoimmune thyroid disease do not interfere with the activity of the human iodide symporter gene stably transfected in CHO cells
    M Tonacchera
    Dipartimento di Endocrinologia e Metabolismo, Medicina del Lavoro, Universita di Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    Eur J Endocrinol 144:611-8. 2001
    ..To investigate the possible existence of autoantibodies able to interfere with the biological activity of hNIS, an assay was developed using a cell line stably expressing hNIS...
  18. ncbi request reprint Sporadic nonautoimmune congenital hyperthyroidism due to a strong activating mutation of the thyrotropin receptor gene
    M Tonacchera
    Dipartimento di Endocrinologia e Metabolismo, Ortopedia e Medicina del Lavoro, Universita di Pisa, Italy
    Thyroid 10:859-63. 2000
    ..The sister and the parents of the propositus, all euthyroid, showed the wild-type TSHR gene. In conclusion, we describe a case of a de novo germinal mutation of the TSHR causing severe congenital hyperthyroidism...
  19. ncbi request reprint Thyroid resistance to TSH complicated by autoimmune thyroiditis
    M Tonacchera
    Dipartimento di Endocrinologia e Metabolismo, Ortopedia e Traumatologia, Medicina del Lavoro, Universita di Pisa, 56124 Cisanello, Pisa, Italy
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 86:4543-6. 2001
    ..In conclusion, we describe the first case of compensated TSH resistance evolving to mild hypothyroidism due to the appearance of a chronic autoimmune thyroiditis...
  20. ncbi request reprint Serum concentrations of adiponectin and leptin in patients with thyroid dysfunctions
    F Santini
    Department of Endocrinology, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    J Endocrinol Invest 27:RC5-7. 2004
    ..We conclude that metabolic changes associated with thyroid dysfunction are not related to variations in serum levels of adiponectin or leptin...
  21. ncbi request reprint Combined clinical, thyroid ultrasound and cytological features help to predict thyroid malignancy in follicular and Hupsilonrthle cell thyroid lesions: results from a series of 505 consecutive patients
    T Rago
    Department of Endocrinology, University of Pisa, Italy
    Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 66:13-20. 2007
    ..The diagnostic value of atypia at cytology, clinical parameters and echographic patterns were examined to establish the risk of malignancy in 505 patients with follicular and Hupsilonrthle cell thyroid nodules at cytology...
  22. ncbi request reprint Ras homolog enriched in striatum inhibits the functional activity of wild type thyrotropin, follicle-stimulating hormone, luteinizing hormone receptors and activating thyrotropin receptor mutations by altering their expression in COS-7 cells
    P Agretti
    Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Centro Eccellenza AmbiSEN University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    J Endocrinol Invest 30:279-84. 2007
    ..This interference is not specific and due to the co-expression of two membrane proteins...
  23. doi request reprint Patients affected by vitiligo and autoimmune diseases do not show antibodies interfering with the activity of the melanocortin 1 receptor
    P Agretti
    Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Centro Eccellenza AmbiSEN, University of Pisa, Via Paradisa 2, Pisa, Italy
    J Endocrinol Invest 33:784-8. 2010
    ..The pathogenesis of vitiligo is still unknown, but the association with autoimmune disorders and organ specific autoantibodies, supports the hypothesis of an autoimmune pathogenesis...
  24. ncbi request reprint Activating thyrotropin receptor mutations are present in nonadenomatous hyperfunctioning nodules of toxic or autonomous multinodular goiter
    M Tonacchera
    Dipartimento di Endocrinologia e Metabolismo, Ortopedia e Traumatologia, Medicina del Lavoro, Universita di Pisa, Italy
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 85:2270-4. 2000
    ..In conclusion, activating TSHr mutations are present in the majority of nonadenomatous hyperfunctioning nodules scattered throughout the gland in patients with toxic or functionally autonomous multinodular goiter...
  25. ncbi request reprint The newly developed three-dimensional (3D) and two-dimensional (2D) thyroid ultrasound are strongly correlated, but 2D overestimates thyroid volume in the presence of nodules
    T Rago
    Department of Endocrinology, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    J Endocrinol Invest 29:423-6. 2006
    ..This intrinsic defect of 2D US should be taken into account when evaluating TV in patients with nodular goiter...
  26. ncbi request reprint Elastography: new developments in ultrasound for predicting malignancy in thyroid nodules
    T Rago
    Department of Endocrinology, University of Pisa, Via Paradisa, 2, 56124 Pisa, Italy
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 92:2917-22. 2007
    ..US elastography has been applied to differentiate malignant from benign lesions...
  27. ncbi request reprint The aging thyroid in a mild to moderate iodine deficient area of Italy
    R Cavaliere
    Department of Endocrinology, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    J Endocrinol Invest 25:66-8. 2002
  28. ncbi request reprint TSH receptor and Gs(alpha) genetic analysis in children with Down's syndrome and subclinical hypothyroidism
    M Tonacchera
    Dipartimento di Endocrinologia e Metabolismo, Universita di Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    J Endocrinol Invest 26:997-1000. 2003
    ..In conclusion, our results seem to exclude the role of TSHr or Gs(alpha) gene mutations in the pathogenesis of the non-autoimmune SH observed in some children with DS...
  29. ncbi request reprint Gain of function TSH receptor mutations and iodine deficiency: implications in iodine prophylaxis
    M Tonacchera
    Endocrinology and Metabolism, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    J Endocrinol Invest 26:2-6. 2003
    ..In this review we will focus our attention on the role of external factors (i.e. iodine deficiency) with respect to individual factors (i.e. genetic mutations) in the pathogenesis of toxic NG...
  30. ncbi request reprint Genetic markers to discriminate benign and malignant thyroid nodules with undetermined cytology in an area of borderline iodine deficiency
    M Tonacchera
    Department of Endocrinology, Research Center of Excellence AmbiSEN, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    J Endocrinol Invest 35:754-9. 2012
    ..Fine needle aspiration (FNA) with cytologic evaluation is the most reliable tool for malignancy prediction in thyroid nodules, but cytologic diagnosis remains undetermined for 20% of nodules...
  31. ncbi request reprint Thyroglobulin autoantibodies of patients with subacute thyroiditis are restricted to a major B cell epitope
    F Latrofa
    Department of Endocrinology, WHO Collaborating Center for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Thyroid Cancer and Other Thyroid Diseases, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    J Endocrinol Invest 35:712-4. 2012
    ..Thyroglobulin autoantibodies (TgAb) can develop in patients with subacute thyroiditis (SAT)...
  32. doi request reprint In silico and in vitro analysis of rare germline allelic variants of RET oncogene associated with medullary thyroid cancer
    B Cosci
    Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, High Technology Center for the Study of the Environmental Damage of the Endocrine and Nervous Systems, University of Pisa, Via Paradisa 2, 56124 Pisa, Italy
    Endocr Relat Cancer 18:603-12. 2011
    ....
  33. ncbi request reprint Thyroid ultrasonography as a tool for detecting thyroid autoimmune diseases and predicting thyroid dsfunction in apparently healthy subjects
    T Rago
    Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, University of Pisa, Italy
    J Endocrinol Invest 24:763-9. 2001
    ....
  34. ncbi request reprint The size of the community rather than its geographical location better defines the risk of iodine deficiency: results of an extensive survey in Southern Italy
    F Aghini-Lombardi
    Endocrinology Unit, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Pisa, Via Paradisa 2, 56125 Pisa, Italy
    J Endocrinol Invest 36:282-6. 2013
    ..The objective of this study was to establish the status of iodine nutrition in Southern Italy...
  35. ncbi request reprint The sodium-iodide symporter expression in placental tissue at different gestational age: an immunohistochemical study
    C Di Cosmo
    Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 65:544-8. 2006
    ..The Na(+)/I(-) symporter (NIS) localized in placental cells appears to be involved in iodide exchange. Low NIS expression has been reported in trophoblast cells from the first trimester and pregnancy at term...
  36. ncbi request reprint Clinical features of thyroid autoimmunity are associated with thyroiditis on histology and are not predictive of malignancy in 570 patients with indeterminate nodules on cytology who had a thyroidectomy
    T Rago
    Department of Endocrinology, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 67:363-9. 2007
    ..The relationship between thyroid autoimmunity and cancer is still uncertain...
  37. doi request reprint Electric and magnetic fields do not modify the biochemical properties of FRTL-5 cells
    A Dimida
    Department of Endocrinology, Centro di Eccellenza AmbiSEN, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    J Endocrinol Invest 34:185-9. 2011
    ..In particular thyroid structural and functional alterations caused by various forms of non-ionizing radiation have been described...
  38. ncbi request reprint In vitro assay of thyroid disruptors affecting TSH-stimulated adenylate cyclase activity
    F Santini
    Department of Endocrinology, Centro di Eccellenza AmbiSEN, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    J Endocrinol Invest 26:950-5. 2003
    ..These assays may be useful to identify the mechanism of action of thyroid disruptors, coming beside and supporting animal studies or epidemiological surveys...
  39. doi request reprint In vivo assessment about the effects of a diet containing iodine-enriched foodstuffs. A pilot study in 30 volunteers
    M Frigeri
    Department of Endocrinology, University of Pisa, Research Center of Excellence AmbiSEN, Pisa, Italy
    J Endocrinol Invest 36:667-71. 2013
    ..An opportunity to increase the iodine intake is the possibility to introduce iodine fortification in the industrial processing of foods...
  40. doi request reprint Salivary glands ultrasound examination after radioiodine-131 treatment for differentiated thyroid cancer
    F Brozzi
    Department of Endocrinology, University of Pisa Medical School and Hospital, Pisa, Italy
    J Endocrinol Invest 36:153-6. 2013
    ..The most important side effect of radioiodine ((131)I) therapy is sialoadenitis and xerostomy...
  41. doi request reprint Does thyroid peroxidase provide an antigenic link between thyroid autoimmunity and breast cancer?
    I Muller
    Thyroid Research Group Institute of Molecular and Experimental Medicine School of Medicine, Cardiff University, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom Department of Endocrinology, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    Int J Cancer 134:1706-14. 2014
    ..Further studies will investigate tissue specificity, function and immunogenicity of the novel TPO variants (some BC-specific) identified. ..
  42. doi request reprint Is the risk of primary hyperparathyroidism increased in patients with untreated breast cancer?
    V Belardi
    Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, University of Pisa, Via Paradisa 2, 56124 Pisa, Italy
    J Endocrinol Invest 36:321-5. 2013
    ..An increased frequency of primary hyperparathyroidism (PHP) has been reported in patients with treated breast cancer (BC). PHP has been found in about 7% of BC patients after surgery and radio-, chemio- or hormonal therapy...
  43. ncbi request reprint Serum haptoglobin: a novel marker of adiposity in humans
    C Chiellini
    Dulbecco Telethon Institute, University of Pisa, 56126 Pisa, Italy
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 89:2678-83. 2004
    ..In conclusion, serum Hp constitutes a novel marker of adiposity in humans, and the adipose tissue likely contributes to determine its levels...
  44. ncbi request reprint Uptake of amiodarone by thyroidal and non-thyroidal cell lines
    F Bogazzi
    Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    J Endocrinol Invest 29:61-6. 2006
    ..In conclusion, mechanisms whereby amiodarone is taken up by thyroid cells remain largely unknown, but the two main factors involved in thyroid-specific cellular transport, ie, NIS and TSH, seem to be excluded...
  45. doi request reprint Follicular-derived neoplasms: Morphometric and genetic differences
    A Proietti
    Dipartimento di Patologia Chirurgica, Medica, Molecolare e dell Area Critica, Universita di Pisa, Via Paradisa 2, 56124 Pisa, Italy
    J Endocrinol Invest 36:1055-61. 2013
    ..The distinction between follicular adenomas (FAs) and well differentiated follicular and papillary carcinomas is often a demanding task and sometimes only intuitive...
  46. doi request reprint RET genetic screening of sporadic medullary thyroid cancer (MTC) allows the preclinical diagnosis of unsuspected gene carriers and the identification of a relevant percentage of hidden familial MTC (FMTC)
    C Romei
    Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 74:241-7. 2011
    ..e. gene carriers) who are unaware of their condition...
  47. ncbi request reprint Ultrasonographic evaluation of liver volume and the metabolic syndrome in obese women
    F Santini
    Department of Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases, University Hospital of Pisa, Via Paradisa 2, 56124 Pisa, Italy
    J Endocrinol Invest 30:104-10. 2007
    ....
  48. ncbi request reprint Spontaneous short-term remission of primary hyperparathyroidism from infarction of a parathyroid adenoma
    F Cetani
    J Endocrinol Invest 27:687-90. 2004
    ..0 x 1.2 cm parathyroid adenoma with areas of necrosis with hemosiderinladen macrophages. In conclusion, we describe a case of spontaneous short-term remission of PHPT due to infarction of parathyroid adenoma...
  49. ncbi request reprint Relationship between preclinical abnormalities of global and regional left ventricular function and insulin resistance in severe obesity: a Color Doppler Imaging Study
    V Di Bello
    Cardiac and Thoracic Department, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    Int J Obes (Lond) 30:948-56. 2006
    ..09+/-1.6) than those determined in the control group (0.92+/-0.5) (P<0.0001). The HOMA-IR values, in the obese group, were significantly related to systolic strain and SR values sampled at the septum level (P<0.0001)...
  50. ncbi request reprint Potential value of elastosonography in the diagnosis of malignancy in thyroid nodules
    T Rago
    Department of Endocrinology, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    Q J Nucl Med Mol Imaging 53:455-64. 2009
    ..US elastosonography seems to have a great potential as a new tool for the diagnosis of thyroid cancer, especially in nodules with indeterminate cytology...
  51. ncbi request reprint Interventional bronchoscopy in the treatment of tracheal obstruction secondary to advanced thyroid cancer
    A Ribechini
    Cardio Thoracic Department, Pulmonary Unit, University Hospital of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    J Endocrinol Invest 29:131-5. 2006
    ..This study is a retrospective report of results of IB performed in patients with severe tracheal obstruction due to advanced thyroid cancer...
  52. ncbi request reprint Congenital hypothyroidism with impaired thyroid response to thyrotropin (TSH) and absent circulating thyroglobulin: evidence for a new inactivating mutation of the TSH receptor gene
    M Tonacchera
    Dipartimento di Endocrinologia, Universita di Pisa, Italy
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 85:1001-8. 2000
    ....
  53. ncbi request reprint Autoimmune hepatitis during intravenous glucocorticoid pulse therapy for Graves' ophthalmopathy treated successfully with glucocorticoids themselves
    M Marino
    Department of Endocrinology, University Hospital of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    J Endocrinol Invest 28:280-4. 2005
    ..Complete normalization was achieved two months later, while the patient was still receiving a low maintenance dose of oral prednisone...
  54. ncbi request reprint Thyroid volume in children: role of iodine intake
    P Vitti
    J Endocrinol Invest 25:666-7. 2002
  55. ncbi request reprint Genetic analysis of the follicle stimulating hormone receptor gene in women with polycystic ovary syndrome
    F Orio
    Dipartimento di Endocrinologia ed Oncologia Molecolare e Clinica, Università Federico II Napoli Via S Pansini 5, 80131 Napoli, Italia
    J Endocrinol Invest 29:975-82. 2006
    ..In conclusion, the present study demonstrates that mutations of the FSHr gene are rare in Italian women. The only mutation that we found does not appear to have any pathophysiological significance in PCOS...