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New clinical trial investigates interlocking roles of TSH, FT4 and FT3

Results of a new trial making use of SPINA have recently been published in Clinical Endocrinology.
This study investigated patterns of thyroid homeostasis in 1912 subjects with different thyroid conditions. It revealed that correlations between FT3, FT4 and TSH were modulated by multiple factors including age, body mass, thyroid volume, antibody status and L-T4 treatment. FT3 levels and calculated deiodinase activity (SPINA-GD) were significantly lower in subjects treated with levothyroxine.... read more

Posted by Dr. Johannes W. Dietrich, M.D. 2014-07-10 Labels: SPINA-GD trials

SPINA Thyr 3.4.2 released

SPINA Thyr has been released in version 3.4.2.

This hot fix release resolves an issue where calculation of TTSI could result in wrong values under certain conditions. Since this error may result in false negative results with regard to screening for resistance to thyroid hormones (Refetoff syndrome, RTH) it is highly encouraged to download and install the new version. Usage of SPINA Thyr versions 3.4 or 3.4.1 is no longer recommended.... read more

Posted by Dr. Johannes W. Dietrich, M.D. 2014-06-24

SPINA Thyr 3.4.1 available

With immediate effect SPINA Thyr is available in version 3.4.1. This is a bug fix release that addresses known issues predominantly affecting Windows and Linux.

Ab sofort ist SPINA Thyr in der Version 3.4.1 verfügbar. Diese Version korrigiert einige kleinere Fehler, insbesondere unter Windows und Linux.

Posted by Dr. Johannes W. Dietrich, M.D. 2014-05-27 Labels: 3.4.1 Bug fix

Major upgrade to SPINA Thyr to implement multiple new features

SPINA Thyr has been released in version 3.4. This new version is a major upgrade that implements a plethora of new functions. The most important new feature is the option to calculate Jostel's TSH index and TTSI, two simple estimates of central homeostatic function that have been requested my many users. Additionally, SPINA Thyr is now able to export results of calculations as text files or HL7 messages. Moreover, handling of reference ranges has been improved and multiple bugs were fixed.... read more

Posted by Dr. Johannes W. Dietrich, M.D. 2014-03-14 Labels: 3.4 versions TSHI TTSI HL7

SPINA Thyr version 3.3.1 released.

SPINA Thyr has been released in version 3.3.1. This bug-fix release addresses multiple minor issues. Additionally, it is the first code-signed version, which allows easier launching on modern versions of Mac OS X.

SPINA Thyr 3.3.1 is available from http://spina.sf.net or http://spina.berlios.de.

Posted by Dr. Johannes W. Dietrich, M.D. 2013-07-13

SPINA Thyr version 3.3 released.

With immediate effect, SPINA Thyr is available in version 3.3.

This is the most significant update to SPINA Thyr since version 3.0. New features of SPINA Thyr 3.3 include a reporting module for reference values, an option that allows for recording substitution therapy with thyroid hormones and an improved printing function. Additionally, numerous bugs have been fixed.

SPINA Thyr 3.3 is free software that is available for Mac OS X, Windows and Linux from http://spina.sf.net. Older versions are still available for Mac OS Classic and Palm OS.

Posted by Dr. Johannes W. Dietrich, M.D. 2013-02-13 Labels: Announcements Updates Versions

SPINA Thyr version 3.2.0 for Palm OS

SPINA Thyr has been released in version 3.2.0 for Palm OS. This new version contains bug fixes, an improved calculation engine and new features for the user interface including extended support for devices with keyboard and for the JogDial® in Sony Clié devices.

Posted by Dr. Johannes W. Dietrich, M.D. 2010-06-15

SPINA Thyr version 3.2.0 for Linux

SPINA Thyr 3.2 has been released for Linux. The new version is based on the same code foundation as the Windows and the Mac OS X edition (Lazarus / Free Pascal). It is available for free along with source code under a BSD license.

Posted by Dr. Johannes W. Dietrich, M.D. 2010-01-21

SPINA Thyr version 3.2.0 for Mac and Windows

SPINA Thyr has been released in final version 3.2.0 for Mac OS X and Windows along with source code for Lazarus / Free Pascal.

Posted by Dr. Johannes W. Dietrich, M.D. 2010-01-20

SPINA Thyr version 3.2 Beta for Palm OS

Beta version of SPINA Thyr 3.2 for Palm OS. It features bug fixes and implements planned features that were missing in the alpha versions. See http://spina.medical-cybernetics.de for details.

Posted by Dr. Johannes W. Dietrich, M.D. 2009-03-10

SPINA Thyr version 3.2 Alpha 2 for Palm OS

Today, a new alpha version of SPINA-Thyr for Palm OS has been released. It features several improvements in the user interface including support for color on capable devices.

Posted by Dr. Johannes W. Dietrich, M.D. 2009-02-19

SPINA Thyr version 3.2 Alpha for Palm OS

By numerous request, SPINA Thyr has finally been developed for Palm OS. The first alpha version of this BSD licensed software that has been developed with winsoft PocketStudio requires Palm OS 3.5 or newer, or Garnet OS.

Posted by Dr. Johannes W. Dietrich, M.D. 2009-02-16

SPINA Thyr version 3.2 Beta for Windows

Beta release of SPINA Thyr 3.2.0 for Windows released. This version is based on the novel unified code foundation that is written in Lazarus and Free Pascal, and that is shared with the Mac OS X version of SPINA Thyr.

Posted by Dr. Johannes W. Dietrich, M.D. 2009-01-07

SPINA Thyr version 3.2 Beta for Mac OS X

Beta release of SPINA Thyr 3.2.0 for Mac OS X. Version 3.2 is the first release that supports OS 10.4 or newer. This novel unified code is written in Lazarus and Free Pascal, and will lay the foundation for all future releases of SPINA Thyr on different platforms.

Posted by Dr. Johannes W. Dietrich, M.D. 2008-12-11

SPINA Thyr version 3.2 Alpha for Mac OS X

This alpha release is a preview for a new version of SPINA Thyr for Mac OS X. Version 3.2 is the first release that supports OS 10.4 or newer. This new code that is based on Lazarus and Free Pascal will lay the foundation for all future releases of SPINA Thyr on different platforms.

Posted by Dr. Johannes W. Dietrich, M.D. 2008-12-01

Version 3.1.0 for Windows

This new version for Windows computers features enhancements analog to the Mac OS Classic Version 3.1.0. In addition, printing functions have been improved.

Posted by Dr. Johannes W. Dietrich, M.D. 2004-10-08

Version 3.1.0 for Mac OS Classic

New Version 3.1.0 for classic Mac OS sporting an improved user interface with sheets and automatical selection of application language according to the region code of the operating system.

Posted by Dr. Johannes W. Dietrich, M.D. 2004-10-07

SourceForge Publication

The SPINA project has now been attached to the SoureForge network. Files for Mac, Windows and Linux are publically available including documentation and source code.

Posted by Dr. Johannes W. Dietrich, M.D. 2004-08-17