Barbara E Moquin

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UNLABELLED Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is associated with neuroendocrine and immunologic dysfunction leading to rheumatoid cachexia. Although excess proinflammatory cytokines can decrease somatotropic axis activity, little is known about the effects of RA on growth hormone/insulin-like growth factor-1 (GH/IGF-I) axis function. We tested the hypothesis that(More)
The use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) appears to be on the rise in all adult age groups, including the elderly population. Many herbal and biologic preparations offer promise, but they are largely of unproven benefit. The content(s) are unregulated by government agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration, making their use(More)
CONTEXT Chronic pain has been associated with elevated cortisol, reduced LH and testosterone (T), and/or augmented circulating or excreted catecholamines. Most endocrine studies have been conducted in patients in whom the potentially confounding effects of depression, inflammatory disease, or coexistent medication use have not been controlled. OBJECTIVE(More)
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