Božo Trbojević

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OBJECTIVE Interleukin 6 (IL6) has the ability to influence each level of the hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenocortical (HPA) axis. The aim of the study was to test whether IL6 concentration correlates with the adrenal cortex response to ACTH in healthy humans. We postulated that higher basal IL6 concentration would be associated with the higher cortisol response(More)
The aim of the study was to evaluate thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) concentration in a reference group and to compare it with the TSH in subjects with high probability of thyroid dysfunction. The study population consisted of 852 subjects. The reference group consisting of 316 subjects was obtained by the exclusion of the subjects having thyroid disease,(More)
INTRODUCTION Anemias are diagnosed in 20-60% patients with hypothyroidism. Real values of the degree of anemia are estimated by radioisotopic analysis due to the lower volume of plasma in hypothyroidism causing false high levels of hemoglobin in blood. Anemia is often the first sign of hypothyroidism. Diagnosis of hypothyroidism should be considered in(More)
ACTH stimulation is the standard test for assessment of adrenal function. It was suggested that the low dose (1 microg) would be more sensitive for detecting mild secondary adrenal insufficiency than the usual dose of 250 microg. The aim of this study was to find the optimal diagnostic criteria and to compare standard dose test (SDT) with the low dose test(More)
It is well known that glucocorticoids induce insulin resistance, but the exact time scale in humans is not well known. The aim of the study was to determine the time scale of effects of pharmacologic doses of glucocorticoids on insulin sensitivity. Subjects were treated with repeated methylprednisolone infusions and oral prednisone for Graves' orbitopathy.(More)
Autoimmune thyroid disease (AITD) is the most common organ specific autoimmune disorder usually resulting in dysfunction (hyperfunction, hypofunction or both) of the thyroid gland. The syndromes comprising autoimmune thyroid disease are many intimately related illnesses: Graves' disease with goitre, hyperthyroidism and, in many patients, associated(More)
The aim of the study was to assess whether pulsatile insulin secretion is variable in the same individual and is related to changes in insulin sensitivity. Insulin sensitivity and pulsatility were measured before and after weight reduction in nine obese subjects. A pulsatility analysis was done using the PulsDetekt program. Blood was sampled every 2 min(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to determine whether derangements in insulin pulsatility are related to the presence of insulin resistance or whether these changes occur only in non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM). DESIGN AND METHODS The study included 26 obese, 11 NIDDM and 10 control subjects. The obese group was divided into a low(More)
Autoimmune diseases are manifested in a broad spectrum. Classic examples of organ-specific autoimmune disease include Addison's disease, insulin-dependent type-1 Diabetes mellitus, Grave's disease (MGB), and Hashimoto thyroiditis (HT). The initial report of this autoimmune thyroid disease (AITD) dates back to Hakira Hashimoto (1912). In HT, as an(More)
OBJECTIVE Thyroid disease is the second most common endocrine condition in women of childbearing age. Thyroid hormones are involved in control of menstrual cycle and in achieving fertility affecting the actions of follicle-stimulating hormone and luteinizing hormone on steroid biosynthesis by specific triiodothyronine sites on oocytes; therefore, affect all(More)