Brian F. Sheridan

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OBJECTIVE There have been a few reports on long-term remission rates after apparent early remission following pituitary surgery in the management of Cushing's disease. An undetectable postoperative serum cortisol has been regarded as the result most likely to predict long-term remission. Our objective was to assess the relapse rates in patients who(More)
OBJECTIVE We aimed to study the effect of biosynthetic growth hormone (GH) replacement in growth hormone deficient adults. DESIGN We performed a double-blind placebo-controlled cross-over study of 6 months biosynthetic GH, replacement and 6 months placebo separated by a 1-month's washout period. PATIENTS Fourteen growth hormone deficient adults were(More)
Cyclin D1 and p16INK4A are molecules with pivotal roles in cell cycle control and the development of diverse human cancers, and overexpression of cyclin D1 and loss of p16INK4A expression are common genetic events in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. The prognostic significance of these molecular events at different sites within the head and neck,(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the use of 0900 h serum cortisol and both low and standard dose Synacthen tests, one week after pituitary surgery with an insulin hypoglycaemia test performed 4-6 weeks after surgery in assessing the integrity of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis. DESIGN 0900 h basal serum cortisol was measured on days 6 and 7 after(More)
PRL exists in different forms in human serum. The predominant form is little PRL (molecular mass 23 kDa) with smaller amounts of big PRL (molecular mass 50--60 kDa) and at times big big or macroprolactin (molecular mass 150--170 kDa). The frequency and clinical consequences of macroprolactinemia have not been clearly established, mainly because of(More)
The presence and biological significance of circulating glycated insulin has been evaluated by high-pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC), electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (ESI-MS), radioimmunoassay (RIA), receptor binding, and hyperinsulinemic-euglycemic clamp techniques. ESI-MS analysis of an HPLC-purified plasma pool from four male type 2(More)
OBJECTIVE We assessed the endocrine outcome after transsphenoidal surgery for Cushing's disease. DESIGN Five-year (mean) follow-up (range 1 month-12 years) of patients undergoing transsphenoidal surgery for Cushing's disease between 1977 and 1990; review of case notes, current clinical and biochemical assessment including 24-hour urinary free cortisol. (More)