J L Ruibal Francisco

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OBJECTIVES To study several aspects of puberal development in obese adolescent girls, and the influence of weight loss on these aspects. METHODS A longitudinal retrospective study was performed of a sample of 26 adolescent girls with normal weight and 46 obese adolescent girls at the onset of puberty. The obese teenagers were further divided into two(More)
UNLABELLED In this study we have assessed the frequency of karyotypes, phenotypes and some associated diseases 23 girls affected with turner's syndrome. Moreover, we have analyzed their relationships. RESULTS The most important findings the following: 1) The mean age at diagnosis was 7.37 +/- 5.65 (0, 16) years. 2) The most frequent karyotype was monosomy(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the relationship between certain aspects of puberal development in a group of women with primary congenital hypothyroidism diagnosed before the introduction of neonatal screening programs and in a control group of healthy women. PATIENTS AND MEASUREMENTS Longitudinal retrospective study of 15 women with primary congenital hypothyroidism(More)
INTRODUCTION Childhood cholelithiasis is being increasingly diagnosed worldwide, particularly in Spain. We retrospectively analyzed several epidemiological, clinical, diagnostic, etiologic and therapeutic aspects of this disease in 123 pediatric cases reported in Spain since 1971. PATIENTS AND METHODS Twenty four patients with cholelithiasis were(More)
OBJECTIVE In order to establish the normal patterns of forearm bone mineral density (BMD), BMD in the cortical and trabecular parts of the distal forearm were studied in a normal pediatric population. PATIENTS AND METHODS BMD was measured by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (HOLOGIC QDR-1000) in the distal third forearm of 246 normal children and(More)
Different studies have shown an elevation of GH levels in insulin-dependent diabetic adults and its modification after pirenzepine administration. We have studied nocturnal GH secretion (NIGHS) and fructosamine levels before and after one month of administering a nocturnal dose of pirenzepine [Gastrozepin (R.) 0.6 mg/kg] in a group of eight young(More)
With the aim of finding a correlation between the blocking of G.H. secretion and the irregularities in the permeability of the hematoretinal barrier, we have studied the average nocturnal G.H. levels (NAGHL) and the vitreous penetration rate (VPR) in five young diabetic patients. These patients, 3 males and 2 females, were between the ages of 12 and 17(More)
A retrospective study analyzing etiological, clinical and hormonal aspects in a population of 45 patients (14 males and 31 females) with permanent hypogonadism was performed, the most important findings were: 1) The most common cause of hypogonadism was gonadal failure (60% of all patients). This included-twenty-three females and four males. Eighteen(More)