Mitotane is considered to be the drug of choice for patients with inoperable, recurrent and metastatic adrenocortical carcinoma, although a favourable effect of this drug on survival has never been documented. We evaluated the efficacy of mitotane treatment of 96 patients with adrenocortical carcinoma followed up in our department between 1959 and 1992.… (More)
Vitamin D may have a protective role in insulin secretion and an effect on insulin resistance. Low levels of vitamin D are indicated as a risk factor for both type 1 and type 2 diabetes, however, clinical evidence that increased vitamin D levels benefit diabetic patients has not yet been established.
It has been suggested that hyperinsulinemia per se may affect the levels of some counterregulatory hormones in the absence of hypoglycemia. We studied the effect of graded hyperinsulinemia and concomitant increased glucose metabolism on the levels of counterregulatory hormones by means of the 5-step sequential hyperinsulinemic euglycemic clamp technique,… (More)