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The heart rate response to deep breathing (DB test) and standing (30:15 r test) and the blood pressure response to standing (LS test) and sustained handgrip (HG test) were assessed in 19 obese subjects and 15 age matched lean controls. The results of DB, 30:15 r and LS tests were not significantly different in both groups. The diastolic blood pressure(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Reduced serum levels of dehydroepiandrosterone sulphate (DHEAS) have been shown in patients with Cushing's syndrome resulting from adrenocortical adenoma, in contrast with normal DHEAS levels in patients with Cushing's disease. The aim of this study was to verify whether patients with incidentally discovered adrenocortical adenomas(More)
Antithyroid drugs may be proposed as the firstline therapy for hyperthyroidism due to Graves' disease since some patients undergo prolonged remission after drug withdrawal. On the other hand, some studies, though controversial, indicated that methimazole (MMI) has some immunomodulating activity. We retrospectively analyzed 384 consecutive patients newly(More)
Four cardiovascular tests exploring autonomic nervous function (Deep Breathing, 30:15 ratio, Lying to Standing, Hand Grip) have been performed in 38 diabetic patients with erectile failure (mean age 53.2 years, range 34.5-60.5) and in 35 diabetic subjects without sexual dysfunctions (mean age 52.8 years, range 45-60.5). In our study Deep Breathing test was(More)
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