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Epidemiological data concerning pituitary adenomas are very scarce and in some cases reports are even conflicting. This opinion is at present disputed. The aim of this study was, therefore, to evaluate in the urban area of Fribourg, the prevalence of relevant clinical pituitary adenoma. General practitioners, endocrinologists and gynaecologists were(More)
To evaluate the incidence of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), gestational glucose intolerance (GGI), and birth major complications, a population of 1042 pregnant women was screened after the end of the second trimester with a two-step screening method. Patients with a positive 50-g screening test (plasma glucose ≥ 7.8 mmol/l at 1 h) underwent a 3-h(More)
The epidemic prevalence of obesity and its related metabolic disorders (e.g.: diabetes, metabolic syndrome) represents a challenge for next upcoming years, for caregivers and for the health care system globally. Early prevention strategies for type 2 diabetes have been studied and their efficacy has been proven. Moreover there is emerging evidence that(More)
INTRODUCTION Bariatric surgery has peripheral or central neurological complications in 5-10% of patients. CASE We report the case of a 39-year-old man with metabolic syndrome who underwent gastric by-pass surgery and then lost 40 kg over a period of 2.5 months. He subsequently developed symptoms suggestive of Wernicke-Korsakoff encephalopathy, secondary(More)
The clinical screening of diabetic patients at risk for foot ulcer should be regularly performed by all physicians and health professionals in charge of these patients. In addition, the high risk patient should be also educated to detect high risk foot lesions. This step represents the first strategy in order to prevent this too frequent complication of(More)
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