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OBJECTIVE To examine the effects of maternal depression on infant social engagement, fear regulation, and cortisol reactivity as compared with maternal anxiety disorders and controls and to assess the role of maternal sensitivity in moderating the relations between maternal depression and infant outcome. METHOD Using an extreme-case design, 971 women(More)
Monitoring of human menopausal gonadotropin (hMG) treatment for induction of ovulation according to either preovulatory estrogen levels or the presence of a dominant ovarian follicle was found insufficient to prevent ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHS). In 65 infertile patients treated with hMG and human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), a possible(More)
CONTEXT Several studies assessed adiponectin levels in anorexia nervosa (AN) patients, however, data regarding the dynamics of changes in adiponectin levels during refeeding of these patients is limited and contradicting. OBJECTIVE Our objective was to assess adiponectin levels and the distribution of its different isoforms in AN patients before and after(More)
BACKGROUND The hormone ghrelin and the adipocytokines leptin and adiponectin participate in body weight regulation. In response to weight loss, ghrelin and adiponectin levels increase and leptin decreases. Cancer cachexia is a complex metabolic state, characterized by loss of muscle mass and adipose tissue together with anorexia. The authors hypothesized(More)
Insulin-like growth factors (IGFs) are potent mitogens that stimulate the growth of prostate cells. In serum, IGFs circulate bound to IGF-binding proteins (IGFBPs), which modulate their proliferative action. We studied the electrophoretic pattern of IGFBPs in the serum of patients with prostate cancer and in individuals with increased serum levels of(More)
Adiponectin is an adipocyte-derived plasma protein with insulin-sensitizing and antiatherosclerotic properties. The aim of this study was to examine whether adiponectin is present in human fetal blood, to define its association with fetal birth weight, and to evaluate whether dynamic changes in adiponectin levels occur during the early neonatal period. Cord(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine serum adiponectin concentrations in adolescent girls with and without polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and to assess possible correlations of adiponectin levels with insulin and androgen levels. DESIGN Prospective case-control study. SETTING Endocrine clinics in the community. PATIENTS Forty-four adolescent girls were grouped as(More)
Leptin is secreted into the circulation and communicates the peripheral nutritional status to specific hypothalamic centers. Recent studies suggest that leptin may be involved in the acute response to stress, and that its interaction with the hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenal axis and the inflammatory cytokine system may be of clinical importance. Since these(More)
Expression of insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I), its receptor, and IGF-binding proteins (IGFBPs) by epithelial ovarian cancer cells and its mitogenic effect on these cells in vitro suggest that IGF-I may have a role in the regulation of human ovarian cancer. To examine this role in vivo, we explored the IGF-I/IGFBP system in sera and cyst fluids of women(More)
OBJECTIVE Pregnancy is a unique situation characterized by insulin resistance. The role of adiponectin, an insulin-sensitizing hormone, has not been completely clarified during pregnancy. The aim of this cross-sectional study was to evaluate adiponectin levels during pregnancy and postpartum. STUDY DESIGN Adiponectin and leptin levels were tested in 80(More)