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In the past year (January-December 1993), the Authors has tested for positivity of childhood type tuberculosis (with "Tine-Test") 3079 children, belonging to three age groups: 6, 9 and 13 years. The results of positivity to the cuti-reaction were augmented, in comparison to the first report; for this reason, and because these data are very recent, the(More)
The aim of the study was to evaluate whether treatment with recombinant human growth hormone (rhGH) affects the quality of life of young adults who were diagnosed as idiopathic short stature (ISS) during childhood, and whether their quality of life and aspects of the personality are different from normal. Experiences and expectations concerning rhGH(More)
It is hypothesized that the shape of the glucose curve during an oral glucose tolerance test is an early indicator of the risk for developing type 2 diabetes mellitus. In this study, we aimed to examine the shape of plasma glucose response curves and study their relationship with insulin sensitivity, insulin secretion and components of the metabolic(More)
BACKGROUND Studies have reported that children who are obese are becoming more severely obese. OBJECTIVE We aimed to classify obese children based on age- and gender-specific centile curves passing through body mass index (BMI) 30, 35 and 40 at age 18 as 'class I', 'class II' or severe, and 'class III' or morbid obesity. METHODS In addition to the(More)
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