Antonio Agosti

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Simvastatin is an effective hypocholesterolemic drug that inhibits cholesterol synthesis selectively in the liver, but could have potential side effects on the adrenal gland, ovary, and testis, as these three glands use cholesterol for their hormonal biosynthesis. In this report, we examined adrenal and sex steroids in 10 type IIA hypercholesterolemic(More)
We describe a 47-year-old patient with chronic anaemia with basophilic stippling of erythrocytes, recurrent abdominal colics, discoloration of gums, sensitive polyneuropathy to the four limbs, hyperuricaemia, hepatosteatosis with raised transaminases, and a long ignored history of lead exposure in a battery recycling plant. The diagnosis of poisoning was(More)
Since recombinant growth hormone (GH) has been available, its use has been extended to treating not only children with growth hormone deficiency, but also short-statured children without GH deficiency. It is interesting, therefore, to determine whether GH therapy given in conventional doses causes metabolic side effects in these patients. In the present(More)