B Hejduková

Military University Hospital Prague, Praha, Praha, Czech Republic

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    ABSTRACT: Recently, it has been repeatedly shown that patients with subclinical hypothyroidism (SH) formerly considered as completely symptom free, may have numerous minimal, often non-specific subjective complaints, and that in those patients it is possible to prove many subtle but objective deviations. We decided to quantify whether there are event related potential (ERP) deviations as electrophysiological markers of cognitive activity in patients with SH and whether ERP could be influenced by thyroxine treatment leading to normalization of TSH level in serum. Event related potential (ERP) was examined in thirty one patients (mean age 52 +/- 12.5 years) with SH and without any other endocrine or metabolic diseases and in 29 subjects of the control group. From 31 patients 20 women (mean age 61.8 +/-6.8 years) were selected and divided into a group of 10 women treated six months with L-thyroxine until the normalization of TSH and remaining 10 women receiving placebo. ERP examination was repeated and all such patients also underwent neuropsychological examination consisting of the Wechsler Memory Scale and the MMPI/100 (Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory). The interval between the diagnosis of SH and final evaluation of treatment was 16 months. In SH thyroxine treated patients the average P3 wave latency was 374 ms (SD 40.6), while in placebo group it was 340 ms (SD 32.3. P<0.01). In addition, the treatment with thyroxine normalized the TSH level resulted in a decrease of P3 wave latency from 374 +/- 36.3 ms to 343 +/- 16.3 ms (P<0.01). However, in the placebo group such changes were not observed, the latency of P3 being 387 +/- 24.3 ms at the beginning and 379 +/- 36.5 ms at the end of observation period. No significant correlations between P3 wave latency and thyroid parameters were found. In thyroxine treated group a significant improvement in verbal memory (P<0.01), visual memory (P<0.01) and total memory scores (P<0.01) was found, while no changes in these parameters were observed in the placebo group. No significant differences were found in the MMPI test evaluation. SH patients had significantly longer P3 wave latency in ERP examination as compared to healthy individuals which gives evidence for impaired cognitive functions in SH patients. In these patients the normalization of TSH level by thyroxine treatment resulted also in the normalization of P3 wave latency. In addition, also verbal, visual and total memory scores improved significantly with the TSH normalization.
    Endocrine regulations 10/2002; 36(3):115-22.
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    ABSTRACT: Isolated TSH increase--"subclinical hypothyreosis" (SH) appears to be comparatively common. Its incidence among women over sixty has been estimated up to 17%. Though SH was assumed to be entirely asymptomatic, recent findings revealed various fine subjective and objective symptoms of the disease. Twenty otherwise healthy female patients with SH diagnosis were examined. Using personality questionnaire MMPI/100 eight different clinical scales and two control scales were evaluated, using Wechsler's memory scale WM-R 5 memory quotients were tested. The group was randomised into a subgroup treated for six month with placebo and a subgroup where thyroxin was administrated and thyroidal test normalised. Psychological testing repeated before and after the treatment, results evaluated using paired t-test. Results indicate that: 1. Patients with SH did not differ in personality features, they only had a higher tendency to the depressive mood, which could be positively influenced by thyroxin (significance at 5% level). 2. Thyroxin treatment brought about improvement of some cognitive parameters of the verbal (p < 0.01), visual (p < 0.05), and general memory (p < 0.01). 3. Results of psychological and cognitive tests correlate better with FT4 than TSH level. Though SH cannot be associated with changes in personality features, TSH normalisation results in statistically significant improvement of cognitive function--verbal, visual and general memory.
    Casopís lékar̆ů c̆eských 05/2000; 139(10):313-6.
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    ABSTRACT: Efficiency and safety of amantadine sulfate (AMS) infusions were investigated in late stage complications of Parkinson's disease (PD). In an open-label study, 21 PD patients suffering from motor fluctuations and/or dyskinesias were administered AMS infusions (PK-Merz, 400 mg per day) during seven days. Oral AMS treatment followed. Significant improvement of UPDRS motor scores was observed between day 0 and day 7, remaining improved until day 21. Based on patients' diary notes, both severity and occurrence of hypokinetic "off" state significantly decreased (from 6.6 to 3.1 hours, p < 0.001, average "off" time per day) as well as dopaminergic-induced dyskinesias (from 2.5 to 1.3 hours, p < 0.05, average duration of dyskinesias per day). AMS infusions followed by oral administration appeared as a safe method for improvement of both motor fluctuations and dyskinesias in advanced PD. In advantage to simple oral therapy, AMS infusions allowed fast introduction of a profound and durable treatment effect.
    Journal of Neural Transmission 02/2000; 107(11):1297-306. DOI:10.1007/s007020070019 · 2.87 Impact Factor