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A total of 110 patients were examined using magnetic-resonance (MR) tomography of the brain and a special MR myelographic method. An 'empty' sella turcica was diagnosed in 29% of cases. MR tomographic criteria permitting the diagnosis of this condition were defined: a crescent-shaped hypophysis, presence of a low-intensive signal area with a glow phenomenon(More)
Macroprolactinemia (MP) in which there is a discrepancy between prolactin (P) levels and clinical symptoms has recently generated great interest among physicians of various specialties since not the whole of P is biologically active. The diagnosis of this condition is a topical problem. The purpose of the investigation was to detect high molecular-weight or(More)
AIM To evaluate different dosages of vasoactive drug viagra in patients with erectile dysfunction suffering from diabetes mellitus (DM) type I and II. MATERIALS AND METHODS Viagra in doses 25, 50 and 100 mg was given to 30 DM patients with different forms of erectile dysfunction. RESULTS The response was obtained in 70.3% of cases. The highest effect(More)
The authors of the study investigated the effects of pharmacological doses of iodine as an ingredient of amiodaron, an anti-arrhythmic agent, and iodine radiopaque contrast agents (RCA), on the thyroid gland (TG) function. The subjects were 133 patients aged 60.5 +/- 8.5 years, who had been taking amiodaron for 12 to 164 months, and 164 patients aged 59.4(More)
AIM To study prevalence of overweight and obesity among Russian 12-17 year-olds. MATERIAL AND METHODS; A total of 11977 adolescents (forms 6-11) from schools randomly selected for one-stage trial were examined. The protocol included filling in questionnaires, measurements of body mass, height, waste circumference. Overweight and obesity were verified by(More)