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BACKGROUND The 28-item version of the General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-28) developed by Goldberg and Hillier in 1979 is constructed on the basis of a principal components analysis of the GHQ-60. When used on a Spanish population, a translation of the GHQ-28 developed for an English population may lead to worse predictive values. METHODS We used our(More)
We propose some considerations about adolescence, a topic that starts from the know-how of paediatricians and then includes other meanings. One of the most boisterous periods of our life and at the same time one of the most fascinating ones is adolescence. Complex changes characterize this age and these can lead to suffering and confusion even in normal(More)
A case of adrenoleucodistrophy in a 9 year old boy is reported. At onset, strabismo, skin hyperpigmentation, difficulty in deambulation and retarded writing and language capability were seen. The child's condition rapidly worsened. Normal hemochrome, urine tests, azotemia, blood calcium levels, alkaline phosphate, aminoaciduria and lipidogram values were(More)
Intravenously administered synthetic hpGRF 1-40 at doses of 0.1, 0.33 and 1.0 microgram/kg increased plasma GH in a dose-dependent fashion in 4 normal prepubertal children. hpGRF 1-40 at the dose of 1.0 microgram/kg stimulated GH release, though to a lesser extent than in normals, in 7 children with isolated GH-deficiency (IGHD) but failed to do so in a(More)
4 children with isolated growth hormone deficiency (IGHD) and 4 with constitutional growth delay (CGD) were treated with clonidine, 0.1 mg/m2 daily, for 60 days. In 2 children with IGHD and all 4 with CGD, basal growth hormone (GH) and somatomedin-C levels were increased, pituitary GH response to challenges with a synthetic pancreatic GH releasing factor(More)
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