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At present, more than 10% of adult American women are diagnosed with diabetes mellitus (DM). As the prevalence of the disease increases, there is greater interest in the relationship between DM and other major health issues, such as cancer - one of the leading causes of death in the western world. This paper reviews the literature on the relationship(More)
BACKGROUND Pruritus is a common disabling problem in patients with advanced end-stage renal disease. Few studies have evaluated the clinical characteristics of uremic itch. OBJECTIVES The aim of this multicenter study was to provide a comprehensive description of the prevalence and clinical characteristics of pruritus affecting patients with end-stage(More)
We investigated increased production of testosterone and androstenedione in 44 women with unexplained adult-onset hirsutism, 41 of whom had normal-sized ovaries. Twenty women in this group had at least 50 per cent suppression of plasma testosterone and androstenedione after four to five days of dexamethasone. Testosterone and androstenedione values in(More)
BACKGROUND Although pruritus is the predominant and commonest feature of atopic dermatitis, its clinical characteristics have not been explored. OBJECTIVE To characterize the clinical pattern and sensory and affective dimensions of the itch experience utilizing a comprehensive itch questionnaire. METHODS A structured itch questionnaire based on the(More)