Cristina Faingold

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BACKGROUND Metabolic syndrome has been associated with nodular goiter. Our aim was to evaluate which metabolic parameters in elderly patients with metabolic syndrome are associated with thyroid enlargement or increased prevalence of thyroid nodules. METHODS In this cross-sectional study, 77 patients >65 years of age with metabolic syndrome were included.(More)
BACKGROUND Qualitative lipoprotein changes, such as an increase in fasting remnants, are reported in subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH). It was hypothesized that such changes are due to reduced hepatic lipase (HL) activity in SCH: HL is an enzyme regulated by thyroid hormones, and is involved in the degradation of triglyceride (TG)-rich remnants. This study(More)
PURPOSE Overt hypothyroidism has adverse clinical consequences and might worsen prognosis in critically ill elderly patients. However, the difficult interpretation of thyroid function tests (TFT) due to non-thyroidal illness (NTI) has led to discouragement of screening for thyroid dysfunction. Our aim was to determine the prevalence of TFT compatible with(More)
OBJECTIVE The reclassification of the risk according to the response to the initial treatment makes the treatment of differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) vary in each individual. As the influence of age on this diagnostic strategy is unknown, we have decided to assess it in adults who are over 60 years of age. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Ninety patients with DTC(More)
AIMS To implement a patient registry and collect data related to the care provided to people with type 2 diabetes in six specialized centers of three Latin American countries, measure the quality of such care using a standardized form (QUALIDIAB) that collects information on different quality of care indicators, and analyze the potential of collecting this(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the association between thyroid profile and morbidity/mortality (MM) in hospitalized older patients. DESIGN This is a retrospective study of patients over the age of 60 yr admitted to the Dr. Cesar Milstein Hospital between 2009 and 2010 and who had thyroid function tests (TFT). The patients were grouped as per their thyroid tests and(More)
Hyperglycemia during hospitalization is a common condition associated with poor prognosis. To date, insulin is the best strategy to treat hyperglycemia in these patients. An adequate glycemic control is associated with better clinical results. Nevertheless, glycemic goals are still controversial due to the increase of hypoglycemia and other adverse events.(More)
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