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This paper discusses the definition, pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of congenital anorchia. It concludes that preparations containing esters of testosterone are preferable to synthetic derivatives for long-term treatment as they are metabolized in the same way as endogenous testosterone. In addition, it appears that recommended doses for replacement… (More)
BACKGROUND This study compared the oral hygiene and caries risk of patients treated with labial and lingual orthodontic appliances throughout a prospective evaluation of the status of the oral environment before and after bracket placement. METHODS A total of 20 orthodontic patients aged 19 to 23 years were included in the study and were divided into two… (More)
Two main topics of 5 alpha reductase deficiency and androgen receptors defects have been considered. Particularly, the differential diagnosis among the different syndromes of androgen resistance and the important issue of sex assignment are discussed.
To determine whether differences in the neuroendocrine control of GH are present between children and adult subjects, the GH response to GHRH (1 microgram/kg) (group 1), insulin-induced hypoglycemia (0.1 U/kg iv) (group 2), clonidine (150 micrograms/m2 po) (group 3) and iv arginine (0.5 g/kg in 30 min) (group 4) after GHRH pretreatment (1 microgram/kg) was… (More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the development of the lung of preterm infants given exogenous surfactant in the neonatal period versus control babies through the evolution of respiratory mechanics (RM) parameters. PATIENTS AND METHODS Retrospective analysis of babies < or = 30 weeks' gestation admitted to our intensive care unit in the period 1990-94 in which RM… (More)
The plasma levels of thyroxine (T4), triiodothyronine (T3), free T4 (FT4), free T3 (FT3), reverse T3 (rT3) and immunoradiometrically assayed thyrotropin (IRMA TSH) have been measured in 28 L-T4-treated children with congenital hypothyroidism as well as in a control group (group C). The patients were subdivided into 2 groups according to the nonsuppressed… (More)
To determine whether the quantitative and qualitative aspects of GH secretion in girls with Turner's syndrome are similar to those of short-normal children we studied the 24-h GH secretion of 10 patients with Turner's syndrome and 9 short-normal children with comparable auxological features. GH profiles, obtained by 30-min sampling, were analysed by the… (More)