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OBJECTIVES The aim of the current study was to compare the objective and subjective effects of continuous positive airway pressure to the use of nasal dilator strips in patients with acromegaly and moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea. METHODS We studied 12 patients with acromegaly and moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea (male/ females = 8/4,(More)
BACKGROUND The association of GHR-exon 3 and -202 A/C IGFBP3 polymorphisms with clinical presentation, biochemical measurements and response to therapies in acromegaly have been suggested. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the presence of these polymorphisms in acromegaly and their influence on clinical and laboratorial characteristics of patients at diagnosis and(More)
CONTEXT Oral estrogens, alone or in combination with somatostatin receptor ligands, have been shown to control acromegaly in women. Selective estrogen receptor modulators resulted in similar effects in both genders. Clomiphene citrate (CC), a selective estrogen receptor modulator that increases LH and FSH secretion, improves hypogonadism and fertility(More)
Despite recent advances in acromegaly treatment by surgery, drugs, and radiotherapy, hormonal control is still not achieved by some patients. The impairment of IGF-1 generation by estrogens in growth hormone deficient patients is well known. Patients on oral estrogens need higher growth hormone doses in order to achieve normal IGF-1 values. In the past,(More)
Suppressor of cytokine signaling 2 (SOCS2) is a STAT5b-regulated gene and one of its functions is to influence growth and development through negative regulatory effects on GH/IGF-1 pathway. So, we evaluate the potential influence of SOCS2 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) on clinical and laboratorial characteristics of a large cohort of Brazilian(More)
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