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AIM The role of caloric restriction in the improvement of renal function following bariatric surgery is still unclear; with some evidence showing that calorie restriction can reduce proteinuria. However, data on the impact of caloric restriction on renal function are still lacking. METHODS Renal function, as measured by glomerular filtration rate (GFR),(More)
Here we present the case of a 60-year-old woman with a rare sellar region atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumor (AT/RT), complicated by lung metastasis and treated with neurosurgery, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy. The patient had recurrent headache associated with left cavernous sinus syndrome after a previous endonasal transsphenoidal resection for a(More)
Since obesity seems to play a causal role in both obstructive sleep apnea/hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS) and type 2 diabetes, the question arises whether diet-induced weight loss is equally efficacious in type 2 diabetic patients with and without OSAHS. The present study was aimed to investigate the effect of 1 week very low calorie diet (VLCD) on oxygen(More)
INTRODUCTION Sertoli-Leydig cell tumors (SLCTs) are rare tumors mostly occurring in young women. Here we report an unusual case of a SLCT with simultaneous occurrence of endometrioid adenocarcinoma of the endometrium in a woman in menopause. CASE REPORT A 67-year-old woman presented with progressive signs of virilization. Blood tests showed increased(More)
PURPOSE Constitutional delay of growth and puberty (CDGP) treatment include observation or therapy with intramuscular testosterone (IMTT). No data are available about transdermal testosterone gel (TTG). The aim of our study was to analyze the use of TTG in males with CDGP. METHODS 73 boys with CDGP were divided into three groups: IMTT treated with 50 mg(More)
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