Ilianna Maniadaki

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Puberty is a dynamic, transitional period of life which is characterized by the acquisition of secondary sexual characteristics leading to the development of fertility. Puberty is accompanied by sexually dimorphic changes in linear growth, body proportions and body composition. The pubertal growth spurt is influenced by a number of factors such as hormones,(More)
McCune-Albright syndrome (MAS) has a special interest for endocrinologists as its pathogenesis results in hypersecretion of hormones in peripheral endocrine tissues. This can be expressed as precocious puberty, mainly in girls, primary hyperthyroidism, growth hormone (GH) and/or prolactin excess, hyperparathyroidism and hypercortisolism. The incidence of GH(More)
In the present study the authors evaluated the status of spinal bone mineral density (BMD) using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry in a group of 31 children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, treated by ALL-BFM protocols without irradiation, at different phases of their treatment. These patients were studied (1) within 2 months of diagnosis (group 1, n = 17,(More)
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