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The question of serum uric acid as an independent risk factor in subjects with essential hypertension remains controversial. For up to 12 years (mean, 4.0) we followed 1720 subjects with essential hypertension. At entry, all subjects were untreated and all were carefully screened for absence of cardiovascular disease, renal disease, cancer, and other(More)
Recently, a somatic point mutation of the B-RAF gene (V600E) has been identified as the most common genetic event in papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC), with a prevalence variable among different series. Since discordant data on the clinico-pathologic features of B-RAF mutated PTC are present in the literature, the aim of the present co-operative study was(More)
Neuroendocrine tumors may occur in the setting of multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN1) syndrome. Among these, a probably underestimated prevalence of well differentiated neuroendocrine thymic carcinoma (carcinoid), a neoplasm characterized by very aggressive behavior, has been described. We report characterization of the seven Italian cases in which(More)
This study investigated whether alterations in bone mineral content (BMC) and/or in the phosphate-calcium metabolism exist in non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM); whether they are linked to glycaemic control and whether antidiabetic therapy--oral agents or insulin--influences BMC and mineral metabolism. A cross-section assessment compared BMC(More)
Activating mutations of BRAF have been identified in a variety of human cancers, most notably melanomas and papillary thyroid carcinomas (PTCs). The aim of the present study was to disclose the role of BRAF mutations in thyroid carcinoma development. Seventy-two thyroid tumors, including 60 PTCs, six follicular adenomas, five follicular carcinomas, and one(More)
Whole-body vibration is reported to increase muscle performance, bone mineral density and stimulate the secretion of lipolytic and protein anabolic hormones, such as GH and testosterone, that might be used for the treatment of obesity. To date, as no controlled trial has examined the effects of vibration exercise on the human endocrine system, we performed(More)
At the beginning, the survival of humans was strictly related to their physical capacity. There was the need to resist predators and to provide food and water for life. Achieving these goals required a prompt and efficient energy system capable of sustaining either high intensity or maintaining prolonged physical activity. Energy for skeletal muscle(More)
To evaluate the roles of counterregulatory hormones and insulin antibodies in the impairment of plasma glucose recovery from hypoglycemia in diabetes mellitus, and to assess the relationship between the glucagon response and duration of the disease, 21 insulin-dependent diabetic patients and 10 nondiabetic subjects were studied. The diabetics consisted of 5(More)
OBJECTIVE Glutamic acid decarboxylase (GAD)65 autoantibodies (GAD65Ab) in type 2 diabetic subjects with secondary failure to sulphonylurea treatment identify the so-called latent autoimmune diabetes of the adult (LADA). The aim of our study was to estimate the risk for endocrine autoimmunity in type 2 diabetic subjects with GAD65Ab. DESIGN AND PATIENTS We(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence of steroid-cell autoantibodies, 3beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase (3beta-HSD) antibodies, 17alpha-hydroxylase (17alpha-OH) antibodies, and P450 side-chain cleavage antibodies in premature ovarian failure. DESIGN Cross-sectional, observational study. SETTING Academic research hospitals. PATIENT(S) Eighty-one women(More)