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PURPOSE A clinical trial was conducted to evaluate the safety and efficacy of alglucosidase alfa in infants and children with advanced Pompe disease. METHODS Open-label, multicenter study of IV alglucosidase alfa treatment in 21 infants 3-43 months old (median 13 months) with minimal acid alpha-glucosidase activity and abnormal left ventricular mass index(More)
UNLABELLED In a randomized controlled study, we investigated the effect of treatment with intravenous neridronate in prepubertal children with OI. Our study suggests that quarterly intravenous infusions of the bisphosphonate significantly raise the rate of increase in BMD at both the spine and hip, the projected area of the lumbar vertebrae, and height.(More)
OBJECTIVE To see whether a fat-rich (50%) evening meal promoted fat oxidation and a different spontaneous food intake on the following day at breakfast than a meal with a lower fat content (20%) in 10 prepubertal obese girls. RESEARCH METHODS AND PROCEDURES The postabsorptive and postprandial (10.5 hours) energy expenditure after a low-fat (LF) (20% fat,(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the relationships between diet, body composition, physical activity, parents' obesity and adiposity in children at the age of 8 y and four years later. STUDY DESIGN Prospective observational study of anthropometric measures initiated in 1992, follow-up examination in 1996. METHODS 112 prepubertal (age: 8.6 +/- 1.0 y) children were(More)
We review the etiology and age incidence of precocious puberty in 438 girls examined between 1988-1998; 428 (97.7%) had central precocious puberty (CPP), the remaining 10 (2.3%) gonadotropin-independent precocious puberty (GIPP) of ovarian origin. The majority of CPP girls (59.6%) were aged between 7-7.9 yr, 22.4% were 6 year olds, and only 18% were under 6(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to examine clinical characteristics, biochemical parameters, and TSH-R gene variations in children and adolescents with subclinical hypothyroidism (SH) in order to evaluate their pattern of distribution in SH. PATIENTS We enrolled 88 patients, each having at least two TSH measurements above the upper limit of the(More)
AIM Data on bone homoeostasis of children infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), at the time of the gain in bone mass, are very rare. To determine possible alterations in bone metabolism, 13 prepubertal vertically HIV-infected children were studied. METHODS Viral load, CD4 count, interleukin-6 (IL-6), growth hormone, insulin-like growth(More)
Estrogens, GH and IGFs are essential in the development and growth of the skeleton and for the maintenance of bone mass and density. Treatment of precocious puberty with GnRH analogs (GnRHa), by reducing sex steroid levels, leads to a situation of hypoestrogenism that may theoretically have a detrimental effect on bone mass during pubertal development. A(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the prevalence of overweight and obesity in 2- to 6-year-old Italian children and to compare the prevalence between the north and the south of the country. RESEARCH METHODS AND PROCEDURES This was a cross-sectional study of 2150 subjects (M/F: 1137/1013), 5.36 +/- 0.83 years of age. The sampling areas were Verona (north Italy) and(More)
OBJECTIVE Intra-abdominal fat has been identified as being the most clinically relevant type of fat in humans. Therefore, an assessment of body-fat distribution could possibly identify subjects with the highest risk of adverse lipid profile and hypertension. Few data on the relationship between body-fat distribution and cardiovascular risk factors are(More)